Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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UFC

UFC 152: The Ultimate Breakdown

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Toronto this Saturday with a stacked card featuring six of the most exciting names in all of mixed martial arts. Everyone is talking about the top three bouts in particular, including former opponents of the UFC 152 fighters.

In the main event, Jon “Bones” Jones makes the fourth defense of his UFC light heavyweight championship when he collides with challenger Vitor “the Phenom” Belfort; it is a fight which pits the most mercurially talented fighter to come along in years against the original phenom of the UFC. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Toronto this Saturday with a stacked card featuring six of the most exciting …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez 4 Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez kicked off their three-city international media tour with a news conference on Monday in Beverly Hills, California. The fourth clash in this legendary fight series will take place on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao-Marquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Manny Pacquiao: I want to [erase] the doubt in the minds of the fans so I want to show the old Manny Pacquiao when I was 24 or 25 years old, the hungry Manny Pacquiao fighting in the ring.

Juan Manuel Marquez: I want to prove who is better and I want the referee to raise my hand…I’m training very hard for December 8. I’ll be ready to fight and I’ll be ready to win again. I didn’t like the judges decision because everyone knows what happened in the last three fights.

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez kicked off their three-city …



Boxing News

Marquez pulls out of Vazquez Jr. PPV clash

Former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) will now face WBO #3 Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs) on October 6 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer to be broadcast on Pay Per View.

“Rafael Marquez is facing health problems and working on some personal issues and will not fight against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr.,” Peter Rivera, PRBBP Vice-President, said. “Now, we are going to make Vazquez Jr. against Oquendo, a fight long awaited by Puerto Rican fans.”

Also, former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), will face WBO minimum (105 pounds) champion Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs); #4 WBO lightweight ranked, unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) will face Eudy Bernardo (13-0, 8 KOs) for the WBO Latino lightweight title, and former Olympians Victor Bisbal (20-1, 14 KOs) and Alex Gonzalez (20-7, 10 KOs) will fight in a heavyweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) will now face WBO #3 Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (22-2, …


Boxing News

Results from Superior, Wisconsin

By Johnny B’

After going the entire year of 2011 without a professional boxing show in the state of Wisconsin, Saturday evening’s event, September 15th was the state’s third professional show of 2012. Ronnie Laase promoted the event at the Wessman Arena in town of Superior and he was also the part of the main event! Ronnie, known better as RJ Laase did much of the work, from assisting in to getting the venue and paperwork needed, to helping in finding boxers for the matches, while still finding time to stay in good enough shape to halt fellow welterweight Tyler Ziolkowski in the second round of the scheduled 8 round main event. (more…)

By Johnny B’ After going the entire year of 2011 without a professional boxing show in the state of Wisconsin, …




Boxing News

Ex-champ Molitor warns unbeaten Frampton

Former two-time IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor has warned Carl Frampton that he is too big a step-up as they prepare to fight for the Commonwealth and IBF Inter Continental super bantamweight titles at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Saturday night. “The Canadian Kid” stepped in for the injured Kiko Martinez last month and says he’s a better fighter than the man originally lined up to face “The Jackal.”

“I’m a massive step up from Martinez,” said Molitor. “He’s European level and I’m world level and come fight night everyone will realize that. This is too soon for Frampton. He has never been in the ring with someone on my level. He is a good boxer, very aggressive, but he makes a lot of mistakes that I plan on capitalizing on. The plan is to win convincingly here against a young undefeated prospect and that will put me in line for a world title.”

Former two-time IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor has warned Carl Frampton that he is too big a step-up as …


Boxing News

Magee to defend against Kessler

Prior to Saturday’s Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Sauerland Event will announce that Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) will challenge Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs) for the WBA super-middleweight world championship in Denmark later this year. The date and the venue will be finalized shortly.

Magee is convinced he will claim another prominent Danish scalp.

Brian Magee: “I am ready for the hat-trick of KOs. I´ve stopped Larsen, I´ve stopped Markussen and now it’s Kessler´s turn.”

Mikkel Kessler: “It takes something to come to Denmark and knock out both Mads and Rudy. But his winning streak will end when we meet. I am very keen to be world champion again and Magee cannot prevent this from happening.”

Prior to Saturday’s Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn, Sauerland Event will announce that Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) will challenge …


Boxing News

Cruz taking added pressure in stride

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Photo: John DiSanto

The professional boxing career of undefeated Bethlehem, PA welterweight Ronald Cruz is really starting to heat up. So far, he’s won 17 straight fights, 12 by knockout, and captured the Vacant WBC Continental Americas Title with a solid unanimous decision over Prenice Brewer his last time out at Bethlehem’s Sands Event Center. Before that, Cruz was in against increasingly tough opposition, and each time, came out on top. Now he’s a ranked contender with an eye on a future world title fight. As the stakes rise, Cruz admits to feeling the pressure, especially when fighting at home before the large crowds he always attracts. On September 21, Cruz fights for the third time in Bethlehem, and without question he’ll be up against the best boxer he’s ever faced.

Miami’s Antwone Smith, 21-4-1 (12 KO), has been in with a number of good fighters and has only lost to the very best of them. The 25 year old, nicknamed “The Truth”, figures to test Cruz and show the boxing world if he is the real thing. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) The professional boxing career of undefeated Bethlehem, PA welterweight Ronald Cruz is …


UFC

Works never stops for Jimy Hettes

The judges’ unanimous decision read 30-25, 30-25, and 30-26.

It’s very rare that a UFC fighter walks away from a winning performance filled with 10-8 score cards in their favor like that and thinks to himself, “I need to get better”. It’s quasi-understandable that this particular combatant was disappointed in hearing the judges’ input at all, considering all previous nine bouts of Jimy Hettes’ young career were each won by submission well before time had expired. For the featherweight dubbed by some “Judo Jim” and by others “The Kid”, every Octagon appearance is a learning experience, even the ones he dominates . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

The judges’ unanimous decision read 30-25, 30-25, and 30-26. It’s very rare that a UFC fighter walks away from a …



Boxing News

Saludar, Melligen, Ancajas battle foreign foes

By Chito Y. Katangkatang

September 21 will be a big date on Philippine calendar as top Pinoy prospects battle foreign foes at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City in a triple header entitled Kamao: Kidlat at Maso. The event is being presented by upcoming promoter Anson Tiu Co of Shape Up Boxing in cooperation with Sammy Gelloani and Joven Jimenez. Tiu Co owns Shape Up Boxing Gym at the Cooyeesan Hotel in Baguio City which has gained fame as the regular training venue of Manny Pacquiao.

The main event will be a 12 round war between former Philippine Team Amateur top dog Froilan “The Sniper” Saludar (15-0-1, 11 KOs) versus Mexican Veteran Jose Alfredo Tirado (27-11, 19 KOs). (more…)

By Chito Y. Katangkatang September 21 will be a big date on Philippine calendar as top Pinoy prospects battle foreign …


Boxing News

Wlodarczyk a no-show at pre-fight presser

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Ringpolska.pl

It was an one fighter show during a Warsaw press conference at the Marriott Hotel before Saturday’s WBC cruiserweight title fight between #1 challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 KO) and titleholder Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO). A one fighter show because knowing about the bad blood between the two fighters, Wlodarczyk’s promoter Andrzej Wasilewski decided that “Diablo” will skip all the press conferences and will show up only for Friday’s weigh-in. “Wlodarczyk is still training, still sparring for this fight. And we all know that these fighters are not best friends, so the first and only time Wlodarczyk and Palacios will meet before walking into ring in Wroclaw, will be during weigh in,” said Wasilewski. The Wizard was surprised with this decision. “I don’t understand how a world champion can miss a press conference in his hometown, in his home country. But this is just me and in the end, it’s Diablo and his team’s decision. Starting September 23, he will not have this problem anymore because there will be new WBC cruiserweight champion,” said Palacios.

Also see Palacios shadowboxing in Wroclaw

By Przemek Garczarczyk Video: Ringpolska.pl It was an one fighter show during a Warsaw press conference at the Marriott Hotel …


Boxing News

Nelson wins PA title against Vasquez

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)
Photos courtesy of Chris Toney Sr.

Leading up to the fight, about half of the boxing fans in the Philadelphia area thought that Naim Nelson wasn’t quite ready for his anticipated fight with popular local warrior Victor Vasquez, who had more than three times the number of fights than he did. However, the other half of the fans had the feeling that Nelson could bring his obvious ring skills and size in against Vasquez, and handle the famously tough battler. It was this second group that got the prediction right. However, no one could have imagined how composed under pressure he’d be and how well he’d rise to the occasion against Vasquez. Nelson did both, and came home with a big win, the PA State Lightweight Championship, and a serious career boost.

The fight itself was an excellent non-stop punch out. It went the full ten rounds and was loaded with two way exchanges and gutsy action. But surprisingly, Nelson was in control much of the way. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Photos courtesy of Chris Toney Sr. Leading up to the fight, about …


Announcement

Junior Motsei dies in motor accident

By Ron Jackson

One of South Africa’s most respected boxing writers Junior Motsei died on Tuesday after an alleged hit-and-run accident near his home in Pimville, Soweto on Sunday. He worked as a sportswriter for the Sowetan for many years and recently was freelancing for the City Press. A former boxer, Junior, was well known for his rapturous laughter and sense of humour. He was also an ordained preacher and had a great command of the English language, surprising people with the choice of words that he used in his speech and articles. (more…)

By Ron Jackson One of South Africa’s most respected boxing writers Junior Motsei died on Tuesday after an alleged hit-and-run …



Full Report

Report/gallery: Martinez vs. Chavez Jr.

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

22 years and six months ago, Julio Cesar Chavez, Sr. met Meldrick Taylor in an epic showdown titled “Thunder and Lightning” where Chavez’ methodical body attack met Taylor’s blinding speed. Taylor was in control for most of the fight up until the 12th round where all Taylor had to do was survive to win.

He couldn’t.

A spirited 12th round rally dropped Taylor with less than 20 seconds left in the fight. Taylor managed to stagger to his feet but referee Richard Steele was not convinced that Taylor could last the final two seconds and awarded Chavez the TKO victory. An epic battle with a phenomenal finish . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Andreas Hale Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com 22 years and six months ago, Julio Cesar Chavez, …


Feature Story

Postfight “Knockout Kings”

Story by Miguel Maravilla
Photos by Chris Cozzone

WBC Super Welterweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez met with the press following their “Knockout Kings” showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in which Alvarez scored a fifth round TKO.

“I came here and I fought my heart out I am a little disappointed,” Lopez admitted. “We came up short and I have to congratulate the champion.” (more…)

Story by Miguel Maravilla Photos by Chris Cozzone WBC Super Welterweight Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez met with …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Canelo vs. Lopez

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The fairy tale had to end sometime. After ruining a proposed bout between Victor Ortiz and Saul Alvarez, Josesito ran into a brick wall and was flattened by “Canelo” in six as the heavy favorite retained his WBC super welterweight title. Lopez was up for the fight and kept it entertaining but had no answers –on offense or defense – for the much larger champion.

After just three minutes of action, Lopez (30-5, 18 KOs) was bruised up. It went downhill from there. A left hand to the midsection dropped Lopez late in the second frame, a blow that would signal a sign of things to come . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone The fairy tale had to end sometime. After ruining a proposed …


UFC

Meet the TUF 16 coaches – Roy Nelson

Roy Nelson is one of the most recognizable figures in the UFC, and also one of the most loquacious. But what the coach on season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter, which premieres tonight (9pm) on FX, may not always reveal, is that his first love wasn’t fighting, but teaching . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Roy Nelson is one of the most recognizable figures in the UFC, and also one of the most loquacious. But …



Boxing News

Sauerland calls for Hernandez-Ross rematch

After 12 exciting rounds in front of 3,000 fans at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany on Saturday night, IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez was ahead 114-113, 115-112 and 116-112 on the cards despite being knocked down and often outhustled by challenger Troy Ross. Promoter Wilfried Sauerland has already called for a rematch. “That was a very interesting and exciting fight and a lucky win for Pablo,” admitted the 72-year-old Hall of Famer, who was on business in South Africa and therefore watched the fight on TV. “A draw would have been more just. Ross, as the challenger, should have done more to win. He relied too much on countering. Pablo did not seem to be concentrated enough and he was not as explosive as he used to be. Rather than controlling the fight with his jab, he was happy to trade punches and went for the KO. That gave Ross the opportunity to counter with his hooks. That’s why he did not look good in the third and fifth round. In the ninth, Pablo had the chance to end the fight, but he didn’t follow it up decisively enough…From my point of view, there should be a rematch to find a clear winner.”

After 12 exciting rounds in front of 3,000 fans at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany on Saturday night, IBF …


Boxing News

Tada keeps WBA female 105lb belt; Miyao wins WBA female 102lb title

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBA female minimumweight champ, unbeaten southphaw Etsuko Tada (11-0-2, 2 KOs), 104.75, kept her belt for the eighth time when he defeated compatriot Naoko Shibata (9-2, 3 KOs), 104.25, by a close but unanimous decision over ten speedy frames on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. In the first round there happened a head-collision with both streaming blood from a gash over the left eyebrow. The lefty champ tried to keep her distance and outclass the onrushing challenger, while Shibata attempted to come close to the shifty champ and fight in the close quarter. Tada looked superior in terms of precision and skills, winning a unanimous nod.

In another world title go, Ayaka Miyao (8-2, 1 KO), 101.75, captured the WBA light-minimumweight title as she outboxed and outjabbed defending champ Mari Ando (9-4, 4 KOs), 101.75, over ten. Ando, making her second defense, tried to mix it up, but Miyao efficiently kept utilizing her footwork to outpunch the stalking titlist. Miyao looked more accurate and effective by catching the willing mixer all the way.

Promoter: Futur Promotions. Click here for scorecards…

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat WBA female minimumweight champ, unbeaten southphaw Etsuko Tada (11-0-2, 2 KOs), 104.75, kept her …


Boxing News

Martinez survives Chavez Jr.

By Andreas Hale at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) gave previously unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KOs) a boxing lesson for ten rounds then survived a late Chavez rally to reclaim the WBC belt on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. Slow start for Junior in round one, but he landed some good body shots in round two. After that Martinez’ movement and quick hands gave Chavez lots of problems as he took over the fight from round three picking Junior apart. Chavez was never able to apply pressure or lure Martinez into exchanges. A desperate Chavez landed some hard punches in the eleventh and twelfth and dropped Martinez in the twelfth. The fight ended with Chavez unloading on Martinez. Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 118-109.

In a battle for the vacant WBO super featherweight title, former champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs) regained that belt with a close twelve round unanimous decision over Miguel Beltran Jr (27-2, 17 KOs). Scores were 116-111 Beltran, 114-113 114-113 Martinez. Referee Russell Mora deducted a point from Beltran in round eleven that gave Rocky the margin for victory.

Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) destroyed former 154lb. world champion Joachim Alcine (33-3-1, 19 KOs) in the first round. Alcine was down twice. Time was 2:26

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Robert Marroquin (22-2, 15 KOs). Olympic ring legend Rigondeaux was in command all the way, dropping Marroquin in rounds five and twelve en route to a 118-108 verdict on all cards. (more…)

By Andreas Hale at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) gave previously …


Boxing News

Alvarez TKOs Lopez in five

By Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone

WBC super welterweight champion Saul Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over game Josesito Lopez (30-5, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo dropped Lopez with lefts to the liver in round two and again in round three. Canelo battered him to the deck again with a barrage of punches at the end of round four. Referee Joe Cortez waved it off in round five. Time was 2:55. It was announced before the bout that this will be Cortez’ last fight.

Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35 KOs) snared the WBC featherweight title and became a two-division champion with an eighth round technical decision over reigning titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez (52-8, 45 KOs). The pair clashed heads early in the bout resulting in a nasty cut atop Ponce de Leon’s head. When the fighters knocked heads again in the eighth, the resulting cut over the eye of Gonzalez forced referee Kenny Bayless to halt the contest. The judges scored it 77-74, 79-72, 79-72 for the new champion. Ponce De Leon dropped Gonzalez at the end of round six.

In a total war, former two division champ Marcos Maidana (32-4, 29 KOs) overcame apparent fatigue and an opponent that wouldn’t quit to earn a stoppage against Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3, 17 KOs) at 43 seconds in round eight to claim the WBA intercontinental welterweight title. After the bout got personal as a result of some late hits to end rounds, Maidana dropped Soto Karass at the end of the seventh and stormed out in the eighth, blasting Soto Karass with a series of stiff right jabs. When Soto Karass covered up against the ropes, referee Kenny Bayless called a halt to the bout.

Leo Santa Cruz (21-0-1, 12 KOs) gave a crowd pleasing performance, retaining the IBF bantamweight strap in a route over Eric Morel (46-4, 23 KOs). The Puerto Rican found himself outgunned from the opening bell. Santa Cruz’ body shots early on paid dividends as the fight wore on. Morel opened up the fifth round on his bicycle, allowing Santa Cruz to fire at will. When Morel’s gloves dropped, he was tagged, when they were raised, his body was battered. Upon request from Morel’s corner, the bout was halted at the close of the round. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside Photos: Chris Cozzone WBC super welterweight champion Saul Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KOs) scored a …


Boxing News

Hernandez barely retains IBF cruiser belt

By Karl Freitag

IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) barely retained his title with a close twelve round unanimous decision over Troy Ross (25-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. Round three was a war with both fighters rocking each other with big shots. Ross brutally battered Hernandez to the deck in the fifth and it looked he would get Hernandez out of there. Hernandez somehow survived the round and regained control of the fight. Both fighters were hurt in a wild ninth round. Ross did most the work in the last three rounds as Hernandez seemed spent. Scores were 114-113, 115-112, 116-112. (more…)

By Karl Freitag IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (27-1, 13 KOs) barely retained his title with a close twelve …


Boxing News

Amir Khan statement on Roach split

After nearly four years together, in which we enjoyed some great success, I part ways with my trainer Freddie Roach. I would like to thank him for all his hardwork and help during this period and express my gratitude to him for the progress he helped bring about whilst I was under him. I would also like to thank his team. I loved every minute training in LA at the Wildcard Gym, learning and sparring alongside some truly great fighters and meeting some fantastic people. I feel now, however, is the right time in my career to make a fresh change and bring in a new trainer. I’m looking forward, and am excited, about the prospect of working alongside someone new. I will make an announcement in due course of who this will be. There are some specific aspects of my game I’m looking to work on and hopefully improve. My next training camp begins in early October and I will have everything in place by then.
–Amir Khan

After nearly four years together, in which we enjoyed some great success, I part ways with my trainer Freddie Roach. …


Boxing News

Hearns returns to boxing October 12

Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns returns to boxing, but not as a fighter, as a promoter. Thomas along with George Katlsas have formed Hitman Entertainment, LLC with their first event scheduled for October 12 at the Taylor Sportsplex in Taylor, Michigan (a suburb of Detroit). The event will showcase Ronald Hearns (26-3, 20 KOs), Thomas Hearns’ son, along with seven other bouts featuring up and coming stars from Detroit’s Kronk Gym and Emmanuel Steward. In addition, a VIP reception prior to the fights will be held in order to pay tribute to Thomas Hearns recent induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns returns to boxing, but not as a fighter, as a promoter. Thomas along with George Katlsas …


Boxing News

Don Hazelton passes at 83

Former Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission Don Hazelton passed away yesterday morning in Tallahassee at the age of 83. Hazelton led the Florida commission for nine years, then headed the Miccosukee Indian Athletic Commission for twelve years. He was also a past president of the Association of Boxing Commissions. Hazelton was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010. In addition to his leadership in boxing, Don served four terms in the Florida House of Representatives.

Former Director of the Florida State Boxing Commission Don Hazelton passed away yesterday morning in Tallahassee at the age of …


Boxing News

DeMarco vs. Broner in the works

By Felipe Leon

In an exclusive for Fightnews.com, it looks like WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) will defend his title for the third time this year when he takes on undefeated former world belt holder Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KOs) on Saturday, November 17th, at a site to be determined. The scheduled twelve round bout would be broadcast live by HBO. According to DeMarco’s promoter Gary Shaw, the bout isn’t yet finalized, but as far as the DeMarco camp is concerned, they’re expecting to face Broner on November 17.

By Felipe Leon In an exclusive for Fightnews.com, it looks like WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) will …


Boxing News

Rigondeaux manager says he’ll be a free agent

Contrary to some reports circulated yesterday that WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) had agreed to an 18-month contract extension with Top Rank, manager Gary Hyde says the two-time Olympic gold medalist will become a promotional free agent after his fight tonight against Robert Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs), on the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. HBO Pay-Per-View event, at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“I met with Bob Arum on Thursday and he increased his earlier proposal considerably, but ‘Rigo has not signed a promotional deal with Top Rank or any other promoter for that matter,” said Hyde. “I am waiting for Top Rank to send its proposal to my attorney, Patrick English, and then I will consider it. We have two other lucrative offers and will decide which promoter we will sign with after thoroughly reviewing each proposal. Tonight’s fight against Robert Marroquin will be Rigondeaux’ final fight for Top Rank as his promotional contract expires after tonight’s one-fight deal.” (more…)

Contrary to some reports circulated yesterday that WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) had agreed …


Boxing Result

Paipharob grabs ABCO crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Former WBA 105lb title holder Paipharob Kokietgym (20-0, 16 KOs) successfully captured the vacant WBC Asian Continental 112lb title as he won a unanimous decision over ABCO#8 Wang Xin Hua (repotedly 10-5-1) on Friday at the MBK center in Bangkok, Thailand. The Thai aggressor mostly controlled the show in the first half, landing many big shots which almost dropped Chinese fighter in round five. From round eight it seemed Paipharob looked weakened, so the contender started his assault and gained the score back but it was too late to turn the tide. Scored 117-111, 116-112, 116-113. Fightnews saw 116-112 for the new champion. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Former WBA 105lb title holder Paipharob Kokietgym (20-0, 16 KOs) successfully captured the vacant …


UFC

The Brittney Palmer diet

Flawless face, girl-next-door charm, spell-binding 34-24-36 curves. Brittney Palmer is a stunning sight to behold no matter the setting or occasion. But as the 25-year-old UFC ring card girl/Playboy cover model/sushi addict was quick to remind me, natural beauty only carries you so far. Looking your best requires a certain lifestyle, Brittney noted, and for her that means plenty of cardio at the gym and discipline at the dinner table . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Flawless face, girl-next-door charm, spell-binding 34-24-36 curves. Brittney Palmer is a stunning sight to behold no matter the setting or …


Boxing News

Chavez-Martinez: Experience vs. Youth

By Graham Houston
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Experience versus youth is one of the ingredients that make a contest compelling, and this is what we have when Sergio Martinez meets Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Saturday’s middleweight title fight in Las Vegas.

Martinez, the 37-year-old Argentinean southpaw who now lives and trains in Oxnard, CA, is the veteran, a boxer possessed of considerable guile and who is fast and dangerous. Chavez, 26-year-old son of perhaps Mexico’s greatest-ever fighter, brings pressure, heavy hands and superior physical strength.

The fight, on PPV from the Thomas & Mack Center, is a clash of champions, Chavez risking the WBC middleweight title while Martinez, generally considered the best in the world at 160lbs, holds the WBC’s Diamond belt. (more…)

By Graham Houston Photos: Mary Ann Owen Experience versus youth is one of the ingredients that make a contest compelling, …


Boxing Result

Results from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Here are the results from Friday night’s revised card at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento, Calif., after the injury-forced cancellation of the scheduled main event between junior lightweights Stan Martyniouk (rib) and Javier Garcia:

Gustavo Rojas KO-2 over Antoine Ashford, super-bantamweights; Rodney Hernandez UD-4 over Bomani Parker, heavyweights; Mike Guy UD-4 over Harry Gopaul, super-middleweights; Max Becerra MD-4 with Johnny Frazier, lightweights.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Here are the results from Friday night’s revised card at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento, …


Boxing Result

Soto surprises Donaire in Tampa

In an upset, WBA #3, WBO #6 flyweight contender Glenn “The Bomber” Donaire (19-5-1, 10 KOs) lost a twelve round unanimous decision to former world title challenger Omar “Lobito” Soto (23-9-2, 15 KOs) in a bout for the vacant NABO flyweight title on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, FLorida. It was an action-packed fight with Soto coming out on top by scores of 118-110 twice and 116-112.

In an upset, WBA #3, WBO #6 flyweight contender Glenn “The Bomber” Donaire (19-5-1, 10 KOs) lost a twelve round …


UFC

TUF premiere recap and results

Welcome to the End of the Weak. The 16th season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s famed reality television show kicked off Friday evening on FX, as 16 of the most talented unsigned welterweight (170 lbs) fighters took their first step towards achieving their dream of receiving a six-figure contractwith the UFC®. (more…)

Welcome to the End of the Weak. The 16th season of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s famed reality television show …


Boxing News

Chavez, Martinez make weight easily

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 158 vs Sergio Martinez 159
(WBC middleweight championship)
Roman Martinez 129 vs. Miguel Beltran Jr 131
(vacant WBO super featherweight title)
Guillermo Rigondeaux 122 vs. Robert Marroquin 122
(WBA super bantamweight title)
Matthew Macklin 160.5 vs. Joachim Alcine 158
Mike Lee 174 vs. Paul Harness 173.25
John Jackson 152 vs. Willie Nelson 153.25
Wale Omotoso 147.5 vs. Daniel Sostre 145
Michael Medina 156.5 vs. James Winchester 154.5

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO PPV

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 158 vs Sergio Martinez 159 (WBC middleweight championship) Roman Martinez …


Scale Watch

Alvarez, Lopez make weight at “Knockout Kings”

Photos by Chris Cozzone
Weights by Miguel Maravilla

From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Showtime-televised, Golden Boy-promoted “Knockout Kings”:

For the WBC Super Welterweight title:
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 154 vs. Josesito Lopez 153

For the WBC Featherweight title:
Jhonny Gonzalez 125 vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon 125.5

For the vacant WBA Intercontinental welterweight title:
Marcos Maidana 147 vs. Jesus Soto-Karass 147

For the IBF Bantamweight title:
Leo Santa Cruz 117 vs. Eric Morel 118

Francisco Vargas 131 vs. Victor Sanchez 127 ½
Andres Gutierrez 124 vs. Carlos Valcarcel 122
Sergio Thompson 131 vs. Carlos Claudio 133
Eddie Gomez 152 vs. Quinton Whitaker 152

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Photos by Chris Cozzone Weights by Miguel Maravilla From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s …


UFC

The Ultimate Fighter Returns Tonight

The Ultimate Fighter Premieres Tonight at 9pm on FX: Coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson lead 16 fighters towards their goal of winning a UFC contract and the title of the next Ultimate Fighter! Tonight at 9pm ET/PT on FX

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