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Crawford BWAA Fighter of the Year

Crawford BWAA Fighter of the Year

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence "Bud" Crawford served notice that ...

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Paez recovers from knockdown to KO Montes

Paez recovers from knockdown to KO Montes

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (38-5-2, 23 KOs) scored an exciting fourth round KO over Ronald "El Salvaje" Montes (16-2, 14 ...

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Golovkin TKOs Murray in eleven

Golovkin TKOs Murray in eleven

By Karl Freitag Photos: Christian Kuechl WBA/IBO/WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over WBC #1 rated ...

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Sakkreerin dominates Nagata

Sakkreerin dominates Nagata

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang In a nationally televised Thailand promotion on Channel seven television network, IBF #8 junior ...

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Vasquez goes distance vs. Lartey; Baker TKOs Savigne

Vasquez goes distance vs. Lartey; Baker TKOs Savigne

Photos: Amanda Kwok / Showtime Undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) hammered out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Lartey ...

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Full Report

Full Report from Hollywood, FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Rey Sanchez

Dream Team Boxing transformed the Seminole Hard Rock Live from a rock & roll concert venue to a raucous & rollicking boxing mecca last night. The near-capacity crowd swelling the arena proved local boxing fans will come out for a night of boxing entertainment, despite years of previous promotional misfires. Perhaps that is why Dream Team promoters Carlos Rodriguez and Henry Rivalta named their seven-bout card “The Dream Begins.” The overall level of entertainment, production value and competition marked a distinct turning point for South Florida boxing promotions at the pre-eminent site. For more details and photos click here…



August 13th, 2011



Feature Story

SHOWTIME Bantam Tourney Finale

By Graham Houston

Put two excellent boxers in the ring against each other in a fight that either man can win and you have the ingredients for a highly competitive and compelling contest, which is what I am expecting when Abner Mares meets Joseph Agbeko in the final of the Showtime bantamweight tournament from Las Vegas on Saturday. Mares was a slight betting favourite prior to the bout’s original date of April 23. This time, Mares is something like -215 at the sportsbooks although I would make the odds much tighter.

Agbeko’s lively workouts show a full recovery from the sciatica problem that caused the bout to be postponed from the original April date, but Mares is looking very strong and has had the aura of a winner in the week of the fight, carrying himself with a quiet certitude.

Mares is seen as the rising star, a popular, talented Mexican-born boxer from southern California who showed heart and staying power in his last two fights, the gruelling draw with Yonnhy Perez (a bout that Mares seemed clearly to win) and his split decision victory over Vic Darchinyan. Mares, 25, is the younger fighter with the fresher look. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Katsidis blows away Lozada

Former two-time lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (28-4, 23 KOs) scored a third round KO over Michael Lozada (38-9-1, 30 KOs) in a jr welterweight bout on Saturday at the Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, Queensland, Australia. In his first bout on Australian soil in five years Katsidis finished the show with a barrage of body punches. Time was 2:18. Katsidis now plans to campaign in the 140lb division.

In a huge upset on the undercard, journeyman featherweight Jack Asis (24-18-4, 13 KOs) scored a stunning second round TKO over highly regarded former world title challenger Nestor Rocha (23-3, 8 KOs). Rocha entered the fight rated at IBF #15 in the bantamweight division.



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Barrett stuns Tua

Photos: Dave Cameron

Heavyweight Monte Barrett (35-9-2, 20 KOs) outboxed WBO #3 rated David Tua (52-4-2, 43 KOs) over twelve rounds to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Telstra Clear Events Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. Tua knocked down Barrett in round twelve, but Barrett survived until the final bell and won by scores of 114-113, 115-112, 115-112. Barrett and Tua had previously fought to a surprising draw in July 2010 and this was to be Tua’s revenge rematch, however instead it turned out to be the 40-year-old Barrett’s first win in over three years and the 38-year-old Tua is left to ponder whether or not to continue his career. Click here for more photos…



August 13th, 2011

UFC

Hardy, Lytle looking for a fight

UFC: Hardy vs. Lytle is LIVE on VERSUS Aug. 14!

Preview by Anthony Springer, Jr.

Dan Hardy is looking for a fight.

After three straight defeats—typically a death knell for a fighter—Hardy may have found the battle he’s looking for in Chris Lytle. The two will lock horns in the main event of UFC on Versus Aug. 14.

And like Hardy, Lytle is looking for a fight. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Feature Story

Full Report: Cintron-Smith

By Brian Grammer
Photos: Craig Walker

Former IBF welterweight world champion, Kermit “The Killer” Cintron, got back on the winning side of the ledger for the first time in three fights, defeating Antwone “The Truth” Smith in an entertaining 10 round decision contest. Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment worked with matchmaker Derrick Spicer to put together a evenly contested night of boxing at the beautiful Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in St. Charles, Mo. Cintron, now fighting as a junior middleweight, used his ring savvy and superior hand speed to beat Smith to the punch, round after round in this ESPN Friday NIght Fights main event. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Feature Story

Salvador Sanchez Remembered

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sanchez Narvaez (January 26, 1959 – August 12, 1982) was born in Santiago Tianguistenco, Mexico. In February 1980, he won the WBC featherweight title with a thirteenth round KO over Danny Lopez and successfully defended the belt nine times. His defense against Wilfredo Gomez was the the most memorable. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Agbeko, Mares collide tonight

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

After weighing 118.4 pounds on his first try and then, immediately thereafter, 118.2 (fully stripped with Ghanaian flag in front of him), Joseph King Kong Agbeko returned to the digital scale (with shirt on) approximately 45 minutes later and made 118 for his IBF title defense tomorrow/Saturday, Aug. 13, against undefeated Abner Mares in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). For more details and photos click here…



August 13th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC webcast tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a championship boxing webcast, free of charge, tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In the main event – scheduled for 12 rounds from Deportivo Tlalli in Tlalnepantla, Mexico, – Salvador Sanchez “Sal II,” 24-4-3 with 13 knockouts, of Tianguistenco, Mexico, will fight Adan “Palillo” Garcia, 15-4-1 with 11 knockouts, of Guasave, Sinaloa, for the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) featherweight title. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Feature Story

C. Molina back in action

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins, Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Carlos Molina (14-0, 7 KOs) is ready to return to the ring tonight on the non-televised undercard of the SHOWTIME Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All grand finale featuring IBF champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko battling WBC Silver champion Abner Mares from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The undefeated junior welterweight has a great style with excellent hand speed and power that makes him a crowd-pleasing fighter. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

UFC

Duarte decisions Gurgel @ Strikeforce


Cageside by Andreas Hale

Photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, televised on Showtime: Guam native Joe Duarte counterpunched his way to a unanimous decision win over Jorge Gurgel in the main event of Strikeforce Challengers 18. Gurgel was the busier of the two in round one, and might’ve forced the action through the fight, but it was Duarte’s takedown defense, counterpunching and cleaner shots that earned him the win. Scorecards read 30-37 and 29-28 twice. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Vasquez tops Rios

By Boxing Bob Newman and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman presented “Round 4” tonight at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA. In the main event, Philly fan favorite Victor Vasquez eked out a hard fought eight round decision over Angel Rios, of Bronx, NY to pick up the B.A.M. (Boxing Association of Machismo) lightweight title in the process. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Paredes halts Ramos

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Dream Team Boxing Promotions staged arguably the most compelling night of boxing from the Seminole Hard Rock tonight in front of inarguably the largest and loudest local crowd in memory.

Welterweight contender Ed “The Lion” Paredes (27-3-1, 17 KOs) made good on his promise to stop Juliano Ramos (16-5, 13 KOs) in his 10-round main event-although it took him twice as long as predicted. Scoring a wicked straight right counter after Ramos whiffed with his own, Paredes sent the feisty Brazilian puncher to the canvas at 2:17 of the eighth round. Ramos bravely tried to rise on spaghetti legs but couldn’t keep his balance as referee Telis Assimenios halted the action. The Hollywood-hometown Paredes picks up the vacant WBO Latino belt with the dominating victory, seeking his first world title shot in the talent-rich division. (more…)



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Diaz retires after win

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a good action fight, veteran junior middleweight Antonio “Toño” Diaz (46-6-1, 28 KOs) scored an eighth round stoppage of Ernesto “Baby” Zepeda (39-15-4, 32 KOs) before 2,000+ on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Diaz steadily punished the game Zepeda, who did not come out for round nine. The bout was Diaz’ 17th at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and his first since a 2001. He is now 17-0 at the venue.

“This is it for me,” Diaz said after the fight. “I can’t do this anymore. I had a great career that last almost 20 years. I appreciate the fans supporting me.” For more details and photos click here…



August 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Cintron tops Smith

By Brian Grammer at ringside

Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs) ended a two-fight losing streak by outpointing Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds in a jr middleweight clash on Friday night at the Ameristar Casino, Saint Charles, Missouri. In a tactical fight, Cintron’s workrate made the difference in a 98-92, 97-93, 96-94 unanimous decision.

WBC #13 lightweight Dannie Williams (19-1, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over Antonio Cervantes (16-6-5, 11 KOs). Williams dropped Cervantes with a left hook in round one and then leveled him with a right hand in round four to end it. Time was 1:05.

In a clash of unbeaten welterweights, Keandre Gibson (4-0-1, 2 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Lawrence Hughes (4-1, 3 KOs). Gibson knocked down Hughes in rounds two and three, en route to a 59-53, 60-52, 60-51 verdict.



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Palacios loses title on scale

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At today’s weigh-in in Acapulco, WBA interim minimumweight champion Juan Palacios was unable to make the 105lb division limit, so if he defeats Armando Torres the WBA title would remain vacant. Meanwhile, Torres, who had no problems on the scale by checking in at 104.7 will be declared the new WBA champion with a victory. (more…)



August 12th, 2011

Boxing Result

Concepcion destroys Vargas

Former WBA flyweight champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (23-2, 18 KOs) needed just 76 seconds to annihilate former WBO interim 105lb titlist Manuel “Chango” Vargas (30-9-1, 15 KOs) early Friday morning at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. A big right hand finished Vargas. It was Concepcion’s first fight since losing his title Hernan “Tyson” Marquez in April.



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Slideshow: Agbeko-Mares weigh-in

Photos by Chris Cozzone: All the shots from today’s weigh-in at the Hard Rock, featuring Abner Mares and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko . . . Click here for slideshow



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Atlantic City

Photos: Christopher Toney Sr./Top Rank

Teon Kennedy 121.5 vs. Alejandro Lopez 121.5
(NABA Super Bantamweight Title fight)
Karl Dargan 134.5 vs. Juan Suazo 134
Romaro Johnson 164 vs. Derrick Webster 164.5
James Owens 122.5 vs. Camilo Perez 123.5
Yordenis Ugas 144.5 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 145
Elvin Sanchez 196 vs. Pedro Martinez 200
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing
TV: Top Rank Live/Fox Sports Net at 9PM
First fight 7PM, tickets $50, $75
Click here for more photos…



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Agbeko-Mares at the scales


Weights & photos by Chris Cozz
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From the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s “The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All,” televised on Showtime and promoted by Don King & Golden Boy:

Joseph Agbeko 118.2 vs. Abner Mares 117.5*
* Agbeko was .2 over and is expected to make weight on second attempt.

Eric Morel 118 vs. Daniel Quevedo 117.5*
* Morel was .5 over at first.

Eric Molina 229 vs. Warren Browning 222
Angelo Santana 139 vs. Ramzan Adaev 148*
* Adaev is a last-minute sub and is six pounds over.
Carlos Molina 143 vs. Juan Manuel Montiel 137

Stay tuned for photos.



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tianguistenco

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sanchez II 126 vs Adam Garcia 126
(WBC Cabofe featherweight title)
Ibeth Zamora 108 vs Yackzury Gordon (Panama) 108
(WBC Youth light flyweight world title)

In an emotional weigh-in at the Plaza Santiago Tianguistengo where a statue of the late Mexican boxing legend Salvador Sanchez is located, fighters for the card billed as “Orgullo Mexiquense” tipped the scale for Saturday’s Boxeo de Gala event. Click for more photos



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Meet Victor Ortiz

WBC welterweight world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz will spend day-off from training by holding a special autograph signing for fans in Baldwin Park, California, as he helps kick-off a four-week promotion leading up to his mega-fight against Floyd “Money” Mayweather on September 17. Ortiz will be on hand Sunday from 12:30PM to 2PM at the Baldwin Park Food 4 Less (3000 Baldwin Park Blvd, between the 10 FWY and Francisquito Ave).



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Johnson rejects Bute offer

Former world champion and current top super middleweight contender Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) has rejected an offer from the promoters of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. While not disclosing the exact offer, Team Johnson states it is “significantly more than a million dollars less than the $1.35 million offer made to first potential opponent, Kelly Pavlik.” Johnson believes the Bute camp is not serious about fighting him. “I believe that they’re low-balling me very badly, mainly because they don’t want the fight to happen. So, a way to get out is to try to low-ball where they think we won’t accept it, instead of saying ‘we don’t want to fight Glen Johnson.’ I’ve been around long enough to know when somebody’s serious about an offer and I believe the fighter himself wants to compete but the promoter is afraid of stepping him up a level. They want to keep him safe. They don’t have the confidence in him they should have. He’s a good fighter. He should have a great fight and maybe he wins and maybe he loses, but he’s ready for that fight.”

Part of the problem, says Johnson, is that Bute’s team remembers how it went when the two sparred in training previously. “Bute knows the competition coming his way. I know he can compete well and he knows I can. We know each other and both of us know it’s not an easy fight. I think the promoter has to have a little more courage with their fighter. Don’t try to keep me from accepting by low-balling me.”



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Palacios, Torres ready

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Both WBA minimuweight interim world champion Juan Palacios and challenger Armando Torres declared themselves ready at the final presser for their clash Saturday at the Convention Center in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, organized by Promociones del Pueblo. In the co-feature, featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Román meets ‘Marvin’ Rodriguez for the WBC Fecombox. Also Rodgers Mtagwa meets Pedro “Vaquero” Navarrete.
A full house is expected at the Convention Center. (more…)



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Teper to fight in Kissimmee, FL

German heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper (6-0, 4 KOs) is currently in training camp with WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin in Hamburg to get in shape for his next fights. Promoter Ahmet Oner will take his “rough diamond“ to the USA for two more fights in August and September: “Erkan will fight on August 26th in Kissimmee, Florida. If he wins that bout and doesn’t get injured we will do another fight in September.” Oner wants his fighter to stay as busy as possible – and Erkan himself likes the idea of taking the fast track to the top. “I have no problems fighting every three or four weeks”, states Teper. “As an amateur I fought every weekend plus four or five times in one week at the big tournaments. Of course, professional boxing is a completely different thing and you can’t compare the efforts to the amateurs. Still I want to make as many fights as possible to gain experience. Fighting is something you only learn when you’re actually doing it.”



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

New main event in OC

New main event for Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club OC show this coming Thursday, August 18th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. “Received a call yesterday morning that undefeated 9-0 heavyweight Lionel Davis has pulled out of the bout with Andre Carthron, deciding he didn’t want to fight Carthron, in what would have been an excellent match up,” promoter Roy Englebracht informed Fightnews. Matchmaker Whit Haydon immediately went to work and Thursday afternoon lined up a six rounder that will feature Ukraine prospect David Tabatadze (7-1, 1 KO) now training in Southern California facing always tough Lester Gonzalez (12-4-2, 6 KOs) out of San Diego. The matchup will be fought at 163 pounds.



August 12th, 2011

Feature Story

Agbeko: Dream killer

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko has one thing on his mind when he faces undefeated Abner Mares in the finals of Showtime’s bantamweight tournament – to kill Mares dreams.

It might sound worse than what it is but the Ghana born fighter, who carries the torch of great Ghanaian fighters like Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey, has no interest in seeing Abner Mares’ dreams of being the bantamweight champion come to fruition. Especially if the Mexican’s dreams get in the way of his own. . . . click here for full story



August 12th, 2011

UFC

Win or wait for Henderson

Ben Henderson has been down the road to a title shot before. It feels like yesterday, yet it was 32 months ago, when a lanky 5-foot-9, 25-year-old from Glendale, Ariz., with long, flowing hair that when put in a bun is called “Benson Bunnies” by his MMA Lab teammates, debuted in the WEC with a 42-second guillotine choke submission of Anthony Njokuani .. . . Click here for more by Jon Lane, UFC.com

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For more info on the UFC, or this weekend’s UFC card on VERSUS, visit UFC.com



August 12th, 2011

UFC

Video: Strikeforce’s Rousey

STRIKEFORCE is LIVE tonight on SHOWTIME 11PM ET/PT


For more on Strikeforce, or this Friday’s card on Showtime, visit Strikeforce.com 



August 12th, 2011

Feature Story

Tourney to produce bantam star

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Despite the fact that two of the arguably best bantamweights declined to enter, Showtime’s bantamweight tournament has featured some great fights and will conclude on Saturday with an exceptional matchup between undefeated Abner Mares and the tough as nails Joseph Agbeko. If you had any complaints before the tournament started due to a lack of star power, the finale will likely silence all of the haters as a new star in the bantamweight division will be born . . . click here for full story



August 12th, 2011




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