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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Feature Story

Magdaleno, Gesta eye big wins

This Friday night at the Mandalay Bay, two young undefeated prospects will be put to the test in what figures to be a great night of action leading to the big showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday Night.

Hometown hero Diego Magdaleno (20-0, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas will defend his NABF Super Featherweightt title when he takes on Emmnauel Lucero (28-7-1, 14 KOs) of Mexico in the main event of “Top Rank Live” to be televised by Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes from the Islander Ballroom in the Mandalay Bay. In the co-main event hard hitting Mercisto Gesta (23-0, 12 KO’s) will put his perfect record on the line against this toughest foe to date, Ricardo Dominguez (34-6-2, 21 KO’s) of Culiacan, Mexico. (more…)



November 8th, 2011



Announcement

Joe Frazier passes

By Bill Hillmann

Photo: Peter Frutkoff

We have been informed that former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has passed away from liver cancer at the age of 67. “Smokin’ Joe was only diagnosed last month with the disease and spent his last days in a hospice in Philadelphia. He is best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1971’s “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden and compiled a career mark of 32-4-1 with 27 KOs. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Fightnews staff sends sympathies to the Frazier family. More details to come.



November 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Marquez seeks reversal of fortune

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

If Manny Pacquiao is annoyed that Juan Manuel Marquez has constantly stated that he beat him in their first two meetings, imagine how Marquez feels knowing that he was a round away in both fights of being 2-0 rather than 0-1-1  . . . Click here for more



November 7th, 2011

Photo Gallery

Marquez hits Vegas

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez makes his “Grand Arrival” aboard his special Team Marquez bus at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Monday for his upcoming third mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions,Marquez Boxing,Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View.  (more…)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Staredown: Ward vs. Froch

Take a first look at Staredown: Ward vs. Froch before it premieres on Saturday, December 3rd on SHOWTIME. The intense face-to-face between Andre Ward and Carl Froch is hosted by Jim Gray. Watch Ward vs. Froch: The Super Six Final on December 17th.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Interview: Tavoris Cloud

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The IBF light heavyweight champion speaks.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Day 1, WBA convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The first full day of meetings got underway in Donetsk, Ukraine at the 90th annual WBA Convention earlier today. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza opened with a moment of silence to pay homage to legendary trainer Amilcar Brusa of Argentina who passed on October 27, 2011. The business of the day was then quickly outlined.

Order needed to be restored by President Mendoza as the topic of anti doping, and how testing varies amongst jurisdictions, got heated. Various WBA supervisors reported the variations in when the testing is administered (before or after a fight), what is tested for and the forehand knowledge of fighters and their camps, and the difficulties these inconsistencies pose to the supervisors as well as the lack of fairness to the non-doping fighter. One recent case that prompted discussion was the October 14th rematch between then WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros of Argentina and Panama’s Celestino Caballero in Buenos Aires. Apparently, the FAB, (Argentine Boxing Federation) doesn’t routinely conduct drug testing, which prompted protests by team Caballero. The WBA’s hands were tied, the fight went on, and Caballero took matters into his own hands, winning a unanimous decision and snatching the WBA’s regular title away from Barros on his second try. Caballero previously lost a disputed split decision to Barros, also in Argentina on July 2, 2011. (more…)



November 7th, 2011

UFC

UFC: Back to boxing’s glory days

UFC: Velasquez vs. Cain is LIVE on FOX Nov. 12!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

It’s a throwback to the glory days of boxing. A blockbuster fight on network TV for one of the most recognizable titles in sports: The heavyweight championship.

This Saturday, the UFC makes its network TV debut on Fox as Cain Velasquez looks to make his first title defense against the equally explosive and hard hitting Junior dos Santos.

If you’ve been a long time watcher of the UFC, you know that several bouts have radically altered the direction of the promotion and taken it to new heights. UFC president Dana White credits Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar’s three round war at the inaugural Ultimate Fighter finale for saving the company. The scraps between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz took the promotion to unrivaled heights on the pay-per-view market. (more…)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Helenius targets Klitschko

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) says his time is now. “I am ready for the Klitschkos,” proclaims the 6’6 star of the Sauerland stable. Helenius returns December 3 against an opponent to be named in Helsinki, Finland. According to his promoter, negotiations are ongoing with “two top people” and ‘Mister X’ will be announced in the coming days. “For me, it’s no problem,” says Helinius. “I just need a couple of weeks to adjust myself for each opponent.” Helinius has KO’d three former heavyweight champions and has stopped ten of his last eleven opponents.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Oliveira gets ShoBox spot

Undefeated middleweight prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira has put next year’s potential blockbuster fight in Brazil on hold against legendary Acelino “Popo” Freitas. The Brazilian-born, Miami-raised Oliveira makes his nationally televised debut Friday night (Nov. 11) on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® AT 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The power-punching Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) faces cagey veteran Xavier “The X-Man” Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout on a card headlined by World Boxing Association (“WBA”) super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) defending his title against Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs).



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

R Caballero headlines Dec 2

Hometown junior featherweight Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental belt against Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 KOs) on December 2 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The bout will headline TeleFutura’s “Solo Boxeo” telecast and be Caballero’s first televised main event.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Vlamis-Casey collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley
Photo: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight contender Manny Vlamis (10-2, 7KOs) will have the acid test on Friday night when he will collide with WBA#11 Joel “Two Gunz” Casey (14-8-3, 9KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Vlamis brings excellent power to the ring having knocked out his last four opponents including a six round stoppage of classy Mark Flanagan in April. Casey caused a major upset in 2010 when he defeated the former WBA rated 175 pounder Tim Bell.

Leading Victorian Promoter Peter Maniatis said “Joel will be rated in the top ten of the WBA light heavyweights if he can defeat Manny Vlamis. Vlamis can punch but I am confident Casey has the skills to win this fight. Casey proved he can mix it with the best light heavyweights in the world the night he defeated Tim Belll and is in great shape for this fight having had excellent sparring with WBA#14 light middleweight Frank Loporto who will challenge WBA champion Austin Trout on Saturday for the world crown in El Paso, Texas.” (more…)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Wheatley honored in Australia

Fightnews International Editor Ray Wheatley was awarded the prestigious “Snowy Robbins” Trophy for 48 years of service to boxing at the Ashfield Catholic Club in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. “Ray Wheatley has worked with the IBF since 1992 being voted in as IBF Vice President in 2000 and is currently on the IBF Board of Directors,” said Mel Crook. “Ray also has published the World of Boxing newspaper for nineteen years which is regarded as the Bible of Boxing in Australia.” In 2009 Wheatley was awarded the Order of Australia Medal by Queen Elizabeth for services to boxing.”



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Perez in action Wednesday

Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title defense against Colin Lynes at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday night. The unbeaten Irish-based Cuban replaces Ashley Sexton as the chief support on the night after the English Flyweight champion withdrew due to weight issues ahead of his defense against Luke Wilton. Perez can underline his credentials as a title challenger when he aims for his 17th pro win and a 13th knockout triumph against an opponent to be named tomorrow.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Paipharob grabs WBA 105lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) barely captured the WBA interim minimumweight title as he won a close but unanimous decision over WBA#2 Jesus Silvestre (23-3,17 KOs) on Monday at the Municipality of Wat That in Nongkhai, Thailand. This was a significant fight of a Thai prospect who grabbed the PABA Flyweight title in October 2009, then moved down to Lightflyweight which he won both PABA/WBO Asia-Pacific 108lb titles, and finally surprisingly moved down again to Minimumweight which he is now the PABA title holder. (more…)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacman-Marquez referee named

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the two world title bouts, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley vs Joel Casamayor this Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in a Top Rank Inc. presentation. Valcarcel reported that the referee for the WBO Welterweight Championship between the champion Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) and the WBO lighweight titlist Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), the referee will be Tony Weeks and judges will be Dave Moretti, Robert Hoyle and Glenn Trowbridge, all from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Valcarcel himself.

Meanwhile, for the WBO junior welter clash between Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs), who is going to defend his title for the fourth time against former two time champion Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs), the referee will be Vic Drakulich. The judges will be Levi Martinez, from New Mexico, and Adelaide Byrd and Burt Clements, both from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this bout will be the Chairman of the Ratings Committee, Luis Perez.



November 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Bute wrote Johnson blueprint

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It is often said, that where there a will, there’s a way. According to super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute’s trainer Stephane Larouche, if you have the will, you better find a way if you want to make a mark against the undefeated fighter who made his 9th title defense Saturday night in Quebec City before over 15,000 passionate fans. “The will to win is not enough against Lucian Bute,” Larouche told Fightnews the morning after the night before. (more…)



November 7th, 2011

UFC

Dos Santos: 5 defining moments

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

The lasting image of Junior dos Santos’ first week in the UFC (well, in addition to the highlight reel knockout) may have been the clip from UFC President Dana White’s video blog where he showed off the Brazilian newcomer hitting pads before his debut bout against former PRIDE star and then-UFC contender Fabricio Werdum. White couldn’t be more impressed with “Cigano,” and then dos Santos delivered in the Octagon with a blistering right uppercut that put his countryman down on the canvas face first. The fight took only 80 seconds, and a star was born . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez arrival today

Open to the public, fight fans welcome

It began in August with a 25,000-mile international media tour and now, after two solid months of intense training, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez will break camp and head to Las Vegas to kickoff fight week for their mega world championship event with their Las Vegas Grand Arrivals, which will be open to the public. Márquez, with Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristáin and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum arrives TODAY. Pacquiao, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach and Arum arrive Tuesday. Both arrivals will be at Noon PT at the porte cochere and inside the front lobby of the MGM Grand. They will be transported by luxury buses custom-designed with their images.



November 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Paipharob grabs WBA 105lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 115-114 unanimous decision over Jesus Silvestre (23-3, 17 KOs) to capture the WBA interim 105lb title today at Municipality of Wat That in Nongkhai, Thailand. (More to come)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Cote delivers homerun

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Photos: Herby Whyne

It was the shot heard round the boxing world Saturday night; super-lightweight Pier-Olivier Cote, a virtual unknown to even the most ardent of fans, hit a homerun on Showtime Championship Boxing, the echoes that are still reverberating days later.

Cote was given a rare chance for a relative newcomer to showcase his talents on the specialty channel’s premiere vehicle and delivered by scoring with a scintilating left hook that obliterated Jorge Luis Teron at the :33 second mark of the second round and upstaging headliner Lucian Bute who was making the 9th defense of his IBF super-middleweight belt. Cote who moved to 18-0 with his 12th knockout actually made his pro debut back when Bute was making the very first defense of his title in 2008 and has seen a steady rise of his stock ever since. (more…)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Hernandez, Palacios speak

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Post-fight interviews with USBO junior middleweight beltholder Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (19-1-1, 11 KOs) and WBC #1 ranked mandatory challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs).



November 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Wach-Gavern: Full Report

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography By Emily Harney

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach, the WBC International heavyweight title holder from Krakow, Poland, kept his undefeated streak alive and well when he stopped Jason Gavern in round six this past Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (More)



November 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Ntsiko wins SA minimum title

By Ron Jackson

Siviwe Ntsiko caused a major upset when he knocked out Tshepo Lefele in the second round to win the SA minimumweight title at the Raymond Mhlaba Hall in Motherwell near Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon. Going into the fight the Ntsiko (47.55kg) from Mdantsane was considered an easy match for the more experienced Lefele (47.50kg) who was making the third defence of his title. The 31-year-old Lefele won the SA title in September 2008 when he stopped Gideon Buthelezi in the sixth round and made successful defences against Sakhumzi Mqadaru, (tko 7) and Mawanda Sineko (ko 6). However, the challenger who holds the Eastern Cape minimumweight title showed no respect for the champion as he took command from the first bell and sent Lefele down and out in the second round. Ntsiko improves his reported record to 6-3; 5 and Lefele from Giyani in the Limpopo Province sees his record drops to 16-6; 10. The tournament was presented by Gladys Tsenene.



November 7th, 2011

UFC

Video: UFC on FOX promo

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!


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November 7th, 2011




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