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- 49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi
- Rodriguez defeats Cruz by unanimous decision
- Briggs stops Mireles in just 27 seconds
- UFC on FOX 11: Browne gets Werdoomed, Fabricio gets shot at Cain
- Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds
- UFC on FOX 11 Prelims: Pitbull Wins Thriller Over Baczynski
- Ali, Browne, Ochoa win undercard bouts in DC
- Quigg annihilates Munyai to retains WBA super bantamweight belt
- Judge orders Maidana's purse to be withheld
- Reed gets fourth-round stoppage in Maryland
Promoter Frank Warren’s show at Wembley Arena on March 16th has been postponed and will now take place on April 20th. WBO World Lightweight Champion Ricky Burns’ opponent, Miguel Vazquez – the IBF World Champion – has been suffering from a severe viral infection caused by food poisoning. (Please click here for the medical report from Vazquez’s doctor Roman Cruz Olais.) Vazquez has been advised to rest and rehydrate, before starting to train again which has meant that the fight has had to be delayed.
There was an opportunity to bring in a replacement challenger for Burns but it was agreed that at this stage of his career, it was essential that the unification contest went ahead, even if it meant a slight delay. For Burns, he felt that it was important that he still fight Vazquez for the IBF World title and unify the belts and then head into a possible fight against WBC title-holder Adrien Broner next, bringing two world title belts into the fight. (more…)
In a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Puerto Rican boxer Hector Sanchez was shot and killed in San Juan, Puerto rico, Sunday. The 26-year-old boxer passed away Sunday afternoon after he was shot several times in the torso and head.
Top European supermiddleweight George Groves has split with promoter Frank Warren and pulled out of a March 16 European title bout with Mohamed Ali Ndiaye. More
A card in San Antonio, Texas, is in the works for March 23 at Sunset Station pitting Rashad Ganaway against Justo Vallecillo. More
According to Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Julio Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will file a lawsuit this week against the Nevada State Athletic Commission for what the Chavez camp considers an excessive fine after testing positive for marijuana following his September 2012 loss to Sergio Martinez in Las Vegas.
“Why is it their damned business if the kid smokes a joint?” Arum told the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp. “They fined (Fernando) Vargas $100,000 for using steroids when he fought Oscar (De La Hoya), and they fine this kid $900,000 for pot?…The commission needs to update its rules on drugs. But I’m not going to convince them to change. I have no chance. The people on the commission are not people who live in the real world. There’s no reasoning with these people. It’s a lost cause.”
Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (44-8) earned the interim WBC USNBC welterweight title Saturday by defeating a game, but overmatched, Brian Camechis (20-4) by a ten round unanimous decision at the Lifestyle Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Clark used superior skills with effective combinations and counter-punching to dominate the action throughout. Camechis was deducted a point for headbutts. Scores were 99-90, 98-91 and 97-92.
In the co-feature, heavyweights Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (7-0-1) and local “Buster” Douglas protege John L. Smith (13-0-1) battled to a ten round majority draw. The 6’7 255 pound Martz was clearly the busier fighter, but the local judges scored the bout 97-93 (Martz) and 95-95 twice. No knockdowns were recorded.
The show was promoted by Troy Speakman in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival.
By Robert Coster
Photos: Temmy Villa/Canelo Promotions
Yesterday in Rio Bravo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, WBC Silver super flyweight champion and WBC #1 contender Carlos “El Principe” Cuadras proved why he is considered one of Mexico’s hottest up-and-coming young boxers. Cuadras (28-0, 23 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round stoppage of countryman Victor Zaleta (20-4-1, 10 KOs). The unbeaten Cuadras, a former Pan American Games medalist, dominated the game but outclassed Zaleta from round one, displaying offensive skills, great speed and good firepower against his bewildered foe. In the seventh round, “El Principe” unloaded a combination that drove the battered Zaleta to the mat. The challenger bravely managed to beat the count but the referee wisely decided to stop the slaughter. It was yet another scintillating performance for the 24 year-old Cuadras who is undoubtably heading for a world title fight this year. (more…)
Silva and Hunt both earned Knockout of the Night bonuses for their stoppages of Brian Stann and Stefan Struve, respectively. Silva and Stann engaged in an all-out brawl that also earned Fight of the Night. After a more conservative start to the second frame, Silva unleashed a right cross-left hook combo that starched Stann. “The Axe Murderer” followed up with a few ground strikes before the referee stepped in to end the bout . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Amir Khan is promising “something special” when he faces Julio Diaz on British soil April 27. More in The Sun
The family of late Michael Dokes is lobbying in Akron, Ohio, to get a street named after the former heavyweight champ. More
Rapper/boxing promoter 50 Cent bailed on an appearance at a nightclub after-party following the loss of his boxer Billy Dib, Friday night, in Meriden, Conn. More
The San Antonio Express-News‘ recap of last night’s local bouts headlining Omar Figueroa vs. Henry Aurad: More
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen/Boxing in Las Vegas
Recently elevated WBA lightweight champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) successfully defended his title against previously unbeaten WBA #2 Sharif Bogere (23-1, 15 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Bogere was very aggressive and applied rough-house tactics early. Abril, who was cut over the right eye from a headbutt, was deducted a point from referee Russell Mora in round eight. The point deduction seemed to wake up Abril who began to land repeated clean shots the rest of the way. Bogere was deducted a point in round twelve for head butting. Scores were 115-111, 116-110, 116-110.
Unbeaten WBA #3/WBC #7/WBO #8 featherweight Gary Russell Jr. (22-0, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Vyacheslav Gusev (20-3, 5 KOs). Scores were 100-89 on all cards. Russell scored a knockdown when Gusev’s glove touched the canvas in round three. Russell appeared to suffer a hand injury midway through the fight. (more…)
By Dennis Principe
Photos: Dong Secuya/philboxing.com
WBO lightflyweight champion Donnie Nietes barely kept his crown by settling for a majority draw versus a tough Mexican challenger, WBO minimumweight ruler Moises Fuentes Saturday at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu, Philippines. Judges Patrick Russell and Adalaide Byrd both scored it 114-114 while Danrex Tapdasan had it 115-113 for Nietes. More to come…
By Ron Jackson
In possible his best performance since joining the professional ranks South Africa’s Chris van Heerden retained his IBO welterweight belt with a unanimous 12 rounds points decision over Matthew Hatton of England at the Sandton Convention Centre near Johannesburg on Saturday night. The southpaw champion bleeding from the a cut over the right eye after a clash of heads in the third round was just too big and strong for Hatton as he outworked and outmuscled him in the clinches throughout. Judge Andile Matika (South Africa) scored it 118-110 whilst judge’s Andre von Grootehbruel (Belguim) and judge Mattelo Montelo (Italy) scored it 117-112 and 116-112. (more…)
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