Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

By Brad Snyder, The Undercard Photos by Bob Ryder Demetrius Banks (9-0, 4 KOs) defeated Craig Lewis (13-1-1, 7 KO’s) by split decision (77-75 ...

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Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

By Hesiquio Balderas It's pretty clear that Canelo and Chavez don't like each other, but making a bet for both purses gave the ...

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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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WBA mandates Guzman-Cano title bout

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Acquinity Sports confirmed today’s receipt of the official WBA mandate ordering a title bout between their fighter, Dominican former two-time world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) and interim champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) of Mexico for the WBA super lightweight title.

The letter, addressed to “Mr. Guzman” and “Mr. Cano,” references Rule 28 of the WBA regulations which sanctions and compels both parties to negotiate for a site and date.

Argentinean former belt holder Marcos Maidana recently moved up to welterweight and vacated the title, paving the way for Cano to claim the interim version with his 7th-round technical decision victory over Johan Perez on July 21st. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports Acquinity Sports confirmed today’s receipt of the official WBA mandate ordering a title …


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Adamek-Walker press conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

As expected, heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) and Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) did not engage in any verbal fireworks during their first conference in Prudential Center in Newark. “Both of those men like to show what they can do, not during press conferences but when it really counts, in the ring. So this is what we can be sure of on September 8 in the Prudential Center – it will be a great fight,” –said Main Events CEO Kathy Duva during kick-off press event in a place Adamek knows very well, fighting there for the tenth time. Kathy Duva was right, outside of Walker’s suggestion that “he will run but I will eventually get him,” and Adamek response of “I don’t run, I have great footwork,” both of the fighters were a perfect gentleman. Who will prevail? We have to wait until September 8 to find out who will win and claim the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Wojtek Kubik As expected, heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) and Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) …



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Casimero arrives in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Filipino world champion Johnriel Casimero arrived Tuesday in Mazatlan, Sinaloa to defend his IBF light flyweight championship for the first time against Mexican challenger Pedro Guevara on Saturday at the Mazatlan Convention Center on an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo, Box Latino, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC. “Guevara is a hard and fast opponent. It’ll be a good fight and I feel safe here because I know that in Mexico they respect the fighters,” said Casimero referring to the February incident in Mar del Plata, Argentina, when rioters stormed the ring and attacked Casimero and his team after he dethroned Luis Lazarte.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Filipino world champion Johnriel Casimero arrived Tuesday in Mazatlan, Sinaloa to defend his IBF light flyweight …


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Jonathan Barros Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) is in the final stage of intensive training for his August 18 clash with IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 18 KOs). Ricardo Bracamonte is Barros’ trainer and Paul Stalinger is the conditioning coach. The Barros Team is currently training daily in the Rolando Cortellezzi Gym in the Cano Club in Mendoza City, Argentina. “We’re training very hard because the idea is to be world champion again. I’m ready for this title! Salgado is a good champion but the only big fight he has is the knockout of Linares. I respect him because he’s a Mexican boxer,” said Barros.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA world champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) is in the final stage of intensive …




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ABC adopts WADA prohibited drug list

The Association of Boxing Commission (“ABC”) at its recent conference in Clearwater, Florida, took an important step in the prevention of abuse of performance enhancing drugs (“PED’s”). The ABC unanimously voted to adopt the World Anti-Doping (“WADA”) Prohibited List, thus standardizing the list of prohibited drugs among states and tribes. (more…)

The Association of Boxing Commission (“ABC”) at its recent conference in Clearwater, Florida, took an important step in the prevention …


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Magdaleno groomed for greatness

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Ever since he made his professional debut in 2007, Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs) has been groomed to be great by Top Rank. A gold medalist in the 2007 U.S National Championships, Magdaleno has always been considered a great boxer. But lately, something has changed within the undefeated Las Vegan that has lead to a power surge that has seen him score knockouts in five of his last seven fights. Whatever it is, it has made the Pat Barry and Augie Sanchez trained fighter one of the fighters to watch in 2012. With four NABF super featherweight title defenses under his belt, Magdaleno is seeking a major world title by the end of the year. But first, he has to get past Antonio Davis (29-7, 13 KOs) this weekend at the Texas Station. Late last week, FightNews attended his workout and saw a man who doesn’t seem to be taking his little known opponent likely. In between rugged sparring sessions, Magdaleno spoke on 2012 being his year, his young brother and just where did all that power come from . . . click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com Ever since he made his professional debut in 2007, …


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WBA orders Cano-Guzman

The WBA has called on 140lb interim champion Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Joan Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) to fight for the belt vacated by Marcos Maidana. The WBA Championships Committee said that interest must be confirmed in the next ten days and urged both parties to begin negotiations and reach an agreement for the fight.

The WBA has called on 140lb interim champion Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Joan Guzman …


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Jan Zaveck to face Alimjanov on August 25

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will defend the WBO Intercontinental welterweight crown against “The Lion” Sherzodbek Alimjanov (21-2, 12 KOs) from Kyrgyzstan at the O2 World in Berlin on August 25. For the Slovenian boxing star, the fight could serve as a springboard for a possible world title fight. “It is important that Jan Zaveck climbs fast to the top of the world rankings to get his deserved chance to fight again for a world title belt,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth.

On the one hand the SES pro wants to use his fight as foundation stone for his world championship chance and on the other hand to send a message “like a locomotive” to motivate his stablemate Robert Stieglitz before his world championship defense against Arthur Abraham. “I can’t wait to be world champion again and I need this next successful step to challenge the current world champions. Now I’m really hot to show to everyone that I am one of the world’s best welterweights,” said Zaveck.

The “Kyrgyz Lion” Alimjanov has established a name for himself as a agile fighter with good technical skills and so the fight could demand all the abilities from the Slovenian hero Zaveck coached by SES trainer Dirk Dzemski. The bout will precede the main event between Stieglitz and Abraham.

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) will defend the WBO Intercontinental welterweight crown against “The Lion” Sherzodbek …



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Former champ O’Neil Bell returns

Former unified cruiserweight champion of the world O’Neil Bell (27-4-1, 25 KOs) returns to the ring August 18th. Bell will take on dangerous veteran Harvey Jolley (12-18-1, 6 KOs). Jolley’s record is very deceiving as he has given multiple unbeaten fighters their first career losses. The venue for the main event bout will be the Gold Dust Park Arena in Villa Rica, Georgia hosted by RBA Promotions.

Former unified cruiserweight champion of the world O’Neil Bell (27-4-1, 25 KOs) returns to the ring August 18th. Bell will …


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3 Americans lose at Olympics

Full results of all bouts to come.

Team USA endured a difficult day on Wednesday at the Olympic Games as three American boxers lost their bouts to amateur boxing powerhouses. Bantamweight Joseph Diaz, Jr. (S. El Monte, Calif.) fell to Cuban World Champion Lazaro Alvarez Estrada with heavyweight Michael Hunter (Las Vegas, Nev.) and super heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (Alhambra, Calif.) both falling to Russian opponents.

123 lbs: Lazaro Alvarez Estrada, CUB, dec. Joseph Diaz, Jr., S. El Monte, Calif./USA, 21-15
201 lbs: Artur Beterbiev, RUS, dec. Michael Hunter, Las Vegas, Nev./USA, 10-10 (Beterbiev won tiebreaker)
201+ lbs: Omarov Magomed, RUS, dec. Dominic Breazeale/Alhambra, Calif./USA, 19-8

Two U.S. boxers will look to stem the tide on Thursday as lightweight Jose Ramirez (Avenal, Calif.) faces Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m. ET) and middleweight Terrell Gausha (Cleveland, Ohio) faces India’s Vijender at 9:45 p.m. London time (4:45 p.m. ET).

Full results of all bouts to come. Team USA endured a difficult day on Wednesday at the Olympic Games as …


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Jesse Magdaleno steps up

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

With a sterling amateur background, 20-year-old Jesse Magdaleno decided to follow in the footsteps of his older brother Diego and turn pro in late 2010 rather than stick around for the opportunity to be a standout at the 2012 London Olympic games. The decision appears to have been a smart one thus far as the 10-0 Las Vegan has starched his last two opponents in the first round and it appears that Top Rank has big plans for both Jesse and Diego. With the younger Magdaleno kicking off ESPN’s Friday Night Fights against little known Aldimar Silva Santos, it’s an opportunity to show the world what the blue chip prospect at 122lbs has in store. FightNews caught up with Jesse Magdaleno while training at Barry’s Gym in preparation for his fight to get his thoughts on his opponent, being impressive and helping his brother achieve greatness . . . click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com With a sterling amateur background, 20-year-old Jesse Magdaleno decided …


UFC

A Tale of Two Extraordinary Joes

The story was set to ‘legendary’ status as soon as Joe Lauzon declared that at one time as a teenager, he was the King of the Neighborhood. But then it just got better . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

The story was set to ‘legendary’ status as soon as Joe Lauzon declared that at one time as a teenager, …



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Q&A with Travis Walker

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: KO Kings/360 I Network

“I know what beating Adamek on September 8 will do to my career. I suspect that Adamek is overlooking me as a fighter, he’s already planning other fights in the future. Even better, I will have more satisfaction after beating him, knocking him out,” says Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) who on September 8 in the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, will challenge former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KO) for the #2 spot in the IBF heavyweight rankings. The fight will be broadcast live on PPV in Poland. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: KO Kings/360 I Network “I know what beating Adamek on September 8 will do to my …


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Burns, Mitchell put friendship aside

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and challenger Kevin Mitchell may be good friends, but that isn’t stopping them promise to put on one of the most brutal fights in recent years. The pair clash in the big domestic showdown on Saturday 22nd September at the SECC in Glasgow, Scotland. Two-time and two-weight world champion Burns will put friendship aside and be ruthless in the fight, “Come fight night once we step into the ring the friendship is over, this is business time,” he said. Cockney scrapper Mitchell is looking to finally win the world title and is confident he can beat his friend, “You can’t beat Ricky’s personality, he’s a lovely man and a mate of mine. We genuinely get on well and there won’t be any trash talking. But once we get in the ring we fight, that’s our job. I’ve wanted this fight for a long time now and Ricky has given me the chance. I’m determined to win it, but I know I’m in for a hard night’s work.”

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns and challenger Kevin Mitchell may be good friends, but that isn’t stopping them promise to …


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Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. workout

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out at the Wildcard Boxing Club in preparation for his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against two-division world champion Sergio Martinez. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works out at the Wildcard Boxing Club in …


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Oosthuizen-Bryant NYC Presser

Earlier today, at New York City’s famed Jack Demsey’s Bar and Restaurant, DiBella Entertainment hosted the final press conference for their upcoming Broadway Boxing card this Thursday held at Roseland Ballroom. Gracing the presser was undefeated IBO super middleweight champion Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KOs), all the way from South Africa. He will square off against Florida’s Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11KOs) in a 12-round world title clash. Also present was “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (14-0, 9 KOs), of Long Beach, NY, who will look to keep his perfect record intact when he takes on the always-tough George Armenta (14-9, 11 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight co-feature bout. Undercard participants Floriano “L’Italiano” Pagliara (13-4-1, 7 KOs) and former New York amateur standout Zach Ochoa (1-0, 1KO) also attended.

Thomas Oosthuizen: We were working hard in training, Johnny Muller, Harold Volbrecht, everybody came together perfectly. I can’t complain about anything. We’re ready to fight. If you’ve trained as hard as I have, the actual fighting is the easy work, and I’m looking forward to the easy work on Thursday night. I just want to shine and show you people what I have and what I have in store for you. (more…)

Earlier today, at New York City’s famed Jack Demsey’s Bar and Restaurant, DiBella Entertainment hosted the final press conference for …



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Olympic Boxing: Day Four

Day four of the London 2012 Olympic Games and it was the turn of the Men’s Light Fly (46-49kg) and Light Welterweight (64kg) to step into the ring in the first round of preliminaries at the ExCeL arena. (more…)

Day four of the London 2012 Olympic Games and it was the turn of the Men’s Light Fly (46-49kg) and …


UFC

Flash quotes: Shogun vs. Vera

Four of the most dangerous contenders in the light heavyweight division each have the chance to secure a shot at the UFC world title by putting on a devastating performance at UFC On FOX Saturday night (live at 8pm ET/5pm PT).

First, in the co-main event from Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center, former light heavyweight champion and karate expert Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida battles Ryan “Darth” Bader, a thunderous puncher and former NCAA All-American wrestler. (more…)

Four of the most dangerous contenders in the light heavyweight division each have the chance to secure a shot at …


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Unbeaten heavyweights collide

Philadelphia’s undefeated heavyweight prospect, Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 4 KOs), makes a quick return to the ring on Friday August 18, 2012 when he faces another undefeated foe in Dorsett Barnwell (6-0, 3 KOs). The six-round bout will take place at Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Pound For Pound Productions in association with Boxing 360 will co-promote the card.

Philadelphia’s undefeated heavyweight prospect, Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 4 KOs), makes a quick return to the ring on Friday August 18, …


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Mike Lee returns Saturday

Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and undefeated light heavyweight professional Mike Lee heads back to the ring seeking his tenth victory against Tyler Seever (13-11-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now sporting a record of 9-0 with 5 KOs, Lee is coming off a six round unanimous decision win over Eliseo Durazo in front of a sold out Hard Rock Hotel and Casino crowd in Las Vegas packed with Notre Dame alums and supporters. Unbeknown at the time of the June 8th fight was that shortly before entering the ring, Lee’s surgically repaired right hand, which had not completely healed, flared up. As opposed to canceling the bout, Lee headed to the ring aware that he would be unable to utilize his aggressive style and knockout power in his right hand and would need to rely on his stiff left jab and crunching left hook body shots to lead him to victory. Following a quick break from his win over Durazo, and with his hand completely healed, Lee returned to Houston for training with the renowned Ronnie Shields. (more…)

Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and undefeated light heavyweight professional Mike Lee heads back to the ring seeking his tenth …


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Maidana gives up WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana has officially given up his world title at 140 pounds and moved up to campaign at welterweight. Maidana has officially informed the WBA that he can’t continue in the division where he was twice world champion due to problems making weight. Maidana’s next fight against Jesus Soto Karass on September 15 in Las Vegas could be a welterweight elimination bout.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Marcos Rene “El Chino” Maidana has officially given up his world title at 140 pounds and …


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Pier-Olivier Cote to face Ali Chebah on Nov 3

After weeks of negotiations, InterBox finally came to terms with Team Ali Chebah thereby avoiding an IBF purse bid called for next week. IBF Intercontinental 140-pound champion Pier-Olivier “Apou” Cote (19-0-0, 13 KO) will face Ali “The Angel” Chebah (33-2-0, 26 KO) on Saturday, November 3rd at the Montreal Bell Centre. This much anticipated matchup will take place on the undercard of the Boxing Gala featuring Lucian Bute vs. undefeated Denis Grachev. (more…)

After weeks of negotiations, InterBox finally came to terms with Team Ali Chebah thereby avoiding an IBF purse bid called …


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TMT Promotions making big moves

The new promotional company TMT Promotions, headed by rapper 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr., has already announced the signing of Andre Dirrell and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Now the company has inked IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib to a multi-fight pact. In addition, former welterweight champion Andre Berto announced on his Twitter feed that he had a three hour meeting with 50 Cent with “big plans in the works.” The company has also been linked to former two-division champion Zab Judah and reigning WBA featherweight king Celestino Caballero.

The new promotional company TMT Promotions, headed by rapper 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Jr., has already announced the signing …


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Ouali rebuilding in Belgium

Photo: Eva Asdou

Long-time welterweight contender Said Ouali (28-4, 20 KOs) is currently preparing for his next fight in his native Belgium. Ouali was born in Morocco but his family moved to Belgium when he was only a few months old so Belgium is home for Ouali. He has been on the brink of world title fights multiple times but is still trying to get over that final hump. Ouali was promoted quite some time by long-time friend Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions. As reported initially on Fightnews, Ouali will return to the ring September 21st versus Sweden-based Karlo Tabaghua (18-3, 13 KOs). Belgium-based BFN GROUP will promote the event. (more…)

Photo: Eva Asdou Long-time welterweight contender Said Ouali (28-4, 20 KOs) is currently preparing for his next fight in his …


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The Blueprint: Shogun vs. Vera

Rewind the clock to November 18, 2006.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in Sacramento, California, which was just a short drive from my then home in San Francisco, to help cover UFC 65 for UFC.com. My job, as always, was to write an op-ed piece in reaction to what went down . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Rewind the clock to November 18, 2006. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in Sacramento, California, which …


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Universum hires new head trainer

Universum Box-Promotion has hired American trainer Anthony Brooks to replace departing Michael Timm as the company’s head trainer. Brooks will work with middleweights to heavyweights. Universum Managing Director Waldemar Kluch plans to bring in another trainer to work with lighter fighters.

In other Universum news, Kluch ripped former Universum chief Klaus-Peter Kohl, claiming he was cheated by Kohl when he purchased the promotional company. Kluch doesn’t want to pay the final installment of the agreed purchase price, whereas Kohl insists on the full amount. “If we don’t come to an agreement it goes to court and then Mr. Kohl has to go to jail,” Kluch told the Hamburg Abendblatt.

Universum Box-Promotion has hired American trainer Anthony Brooks to replace departing Michael Timm as the company’s head trainer. Brooks will …


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Salgado-Barros confirmed for August 18

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It was confirmed that IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs) will defend his world crown against former WBA champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) on August 18 in the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla, Mexico in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo. “We are confirming this event and we know it will be a great night for Mexican boxing. We are making great events and good fights to achieve export of our events for the rest of the world,” said PP President Oswaldo Kuchle.

On the undercard, Mexican prospect Ricardo Alvarez (18-1-1, 12 KOs) will face the Nicaraguan Rene Gonzalez (30-5-1, 23 KOs) for the WBC silver lightweight title and Mexican Alejandro Sanabria (32-1-1, 24 KOs) will face Japan’s Seiichi Okada (16-2, 9 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero It was confirmed that IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs) will defend …


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R. Caballero headlines August 24

Unbeaten bantamweight rising star Randy Caballero (15-0, 8 KOs) will make his 10th appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on Friday, August 24 when he defends his NABO title against Mexico’s Manuel Roman (15-1-3, 6 KOs).

In the 10-round co-feature, talented lightweight prospects collide when Michael Perez (16-1-1, 10 KOs) squares off against Fidel Maldonado Jr (13-1, 11 KOs). Showtime will televise.

Unbeaten bantamweight rising star Randy Caballero (15-0, 8 KOs) will make his 10th appearance at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in …


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Prizefighter Lightweights lineup completed

Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla has taken the final spot in the Prizefighter Lightweights line-up to complete the list of boxers in action at Liverpool Olympia. Crolla will be gunning for revenge against local favorite Derry Mathews who ripped his British title away from him in April in a shock sixth round stoppage. Crolla also has a score to settle with another former British champ in the line-up in Gary Sykes who defeated him in May 2009. The rest of the lineup includes Stephen Jennings, Terry Needham, Nathan Brough, ‘Vicious’ Kieran Farrell and Liam Patrick Walsh. This is the 26th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night tournament with a £32,000 winner’s check.

Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla has taken the final spot in the Prizefighter Lightweights line-up to complete the list of boxers …


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Mandawe, Mulovhetsi meet for vacant SA welter title

By Ron Jackson

Boitshepo Mandawe and Tsiko Mulovhetsi clash for the vacant South African welterweight title on Friday night at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg. Boitshepo (10-2, 7 KOs) from Gauteng will be having his third crack at trying to win the welterweight title. In two closely fought contests with Chris van Heerden he lost the first fight in July 2009 on a unanimous decision and in the return match in January 2011 Van Heerden just managed to retain the title on a split decision. Van Heerden subsequently won the IBO welterweight belt and then relinquished the SA title Since his second setback against Van Heerden, Mandawe has looked good in scoring victories over Bhekimpilo Mlilo (ko 4) and Mthobisi Buthelezi (pts 10) in an elimination bout. Very little is known about Mulovhedzi from the Limpopo province, whose record is listed as 2-4-2, 2 KOs. In his last three fights he fought to draw with Amon Baloyi, stopped Sicelo Mzobe in four and fought to another draw with Mzizi Qwabe in November last year. The tournament is presented by Pat Molefe of Rainbow Promotions with seven bouts on the undercard.

By Ron Jackson Boitshepo Mandawe and Tsiko Mulovhetsi clash for the vacant South African welterweight title on Friday night at …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Three

The third day of boxing at the London 2012 Olympic Games continued at the ExCeL with the first preliminary bouts of the Flyweight (52kg) and Light Heavyweight (81kg) categories. (more…)

The third day of boxing at the London 2012 Olympic Games continued at the ExCeL with the first preliminary bouts …


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Kathy Duva: All the pressure is on Adamek again

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, spoke to Fightnews.com after the official announcement of the September 8 fight between heavyweight title contender and former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) versus the hard hitting and very confident Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

How hectic weas last month before the official announcement of Tomasz Adamek vs Travis Walker? First it was was James Toney, then Alexander Ustinov in an IBF eliminator…

…and those were just the names reporters knew about. After Toney, we talked to at least three other established fighters who publicly were saying that they want piece of Tomek, but when it came to signing the contracts, they were less enthusiastic. Without mentioning any names – I’m talking about fighters overseas, although you can find some US fighters who also were reluctant to face Tomek. Fighters have big mouths how easy they will beat Adamek, we have now even Polish fighters, like young Artur Szpilka, who are provoking discussions with Adamek just to get their names in the same sentence. Funny thing, their promoters never contact us about possible fights. The same with Polish-born, but U.S.-based Mariusz Wach who said that he want to challenge Adamek, but his promoters never make the final step. We’ll accept anything if it makes sense and if Tomek OKs it, we are in business. In many cases it’s not even about money because some of the fighters will make a killing fighting Adamek – they’re just apparently not ready to face him. We also spoke with Cris Arreola, but at least he was honest – Cris wanted to fight his rematch with Adamek on HBO but a date wasn’t available, and this fight is not happening – now. Others were making absurd requests during negotiations, requests we couldn’t accept. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Wojtek Kubik Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, spoke to Fightnews.com after the official announcement of …


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WBA rejects Caballero reconsideration request

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Today it was reported that the WBA Championship Committee has rejected the request WBA Panamanian featheweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero to reconsider additional time given to Sampson Promotions to promote a mandatory fight with Mikey Garcia. According to the WBA: Boxers and promoters are required to know and be familiar with the WBA rules, including purse bids, appeals and reviews. According to WBA regulations C.14 and D.12, Caballero’s request was denied.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Today it was reported that the WBA Championship Committee has rejected the request WBA Panamanian featheweight …


Boxing News

Promoter DeGuardia survives fatal car crash

Star Boxing’s President Joe DeGuardia has survived a horrific and tragic fatal car accident while on his way home from “ROCKIN FIGHTS 4,”a sold-out event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. DeGuardia was on the Long Island Expressway in his new Mercedes Benz, when he was hit head-on by a Honda that was going the wrong way on the Expressway (just East of Exit ramp 41). The driver of the Honda was killed upon impact. There were reports that the driver of the Honda was operating without headlights on and was impaired.

Nassau County Sergeant Steven Fitzpatrick told 1010 WINS Radio that the crash was so brutal that both cars were throw approximately 150 feet from the point of impact. Both cars were totally destroyed. (more…)

Star Boxing’s President Joe DeGuardia has survived a horrific and tragic fatal car accident while on his way home from …


Boxing Result

Baloyi loses to Moses in Namibia

By Ron Jackson

Former multiple world champion Cassius Baloyi fighting at lightweight was beaten on a ten round split decision by former WBA lightweight champion Namibian Paulus Moses at the Ramatex Factory west of Khomasdal, Namibia on Saturday night. In a closely fought contest one judge scored it 96-94 for Baloyi and the other two judges had it 97-93 and 96-94 for Moses. Moses improved his record to 29-2, 19 KOs and the 37-year-old Baloyi saw his record drop to 37-7-1, 19 KOs.

Former three-time world champion Isaac Hlatshawayo (30-5-1, 10 KOs) fighting at welterweight was well beaten by Namibia’s Bethuel Tyson Uushona in a 12 round contest for the vacant WBO All Africa title. The scores were 119-109 twice and 120-108. Uushona improved his record to 26-1-2. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former multiple world champion Cassius Baloyi fighting at lightweight was beaten on a ten round split decision …










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