WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Walters vs Prescott for WBA belt

By Robert Coster

It’s finally settled. WBA #1 contender Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) of Jamaica will cross gloves with WBA #5 contender Daulis Prescott (26-1, 19 KOs) of Colombia on December 13th for the WBA featherweight title left vacant by Celestino Caballero. The title bout will take place in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Indoor Arena and it will be only the second time that the Panama-based Walters will be fighting in front of his home crowd. This event will mark the return of big time boxing to Jamaica and it will be the sixth title fight to be held in the Caribbean island. The card already being billed as “The Rumble on the Jamrock’ will televised by SportsMax, one of the main sponsors of the event. (more…)

By Robert Coster It’s finally settled. WBA #1 contender Nicholas “Axeman” Walters (21-0, 17 KOs) of Jamaica will cross gloves …


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Spivey-Salka Report/Gallery

By Chris Perry; photos by Ray Bailey

NABA lightweight champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, VA earned a hard-fought ten-round majority decision victory over “Lighting” Rod Salka (16-2-0, 3 KOs) from Bunola, PA in the main event of the Dee Lee Promotion’s “Go Fight Friday Night!” event at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey this past Friday.

The victory takes Spivey, raked number eight in the world by the WBA prior to the bout, one step closer to his goal of competing for the lightweight championship of the world. (more…)

By Chris Perry; photos by Ray Bailey NABA lightweight champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, VA earned …



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Anderson massacres Munguia

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Heavy handed welterweight “Slick” Michael Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) gave a perfect performance for his homecoming on Saturday night at the Essex County College in Newark New Jersey, dropping fifty fight veteran Miguel Angel Munguia three times en-route to a first round destruction in the eight round main event of the evening. Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Renee Aiken’s All Out Promotions pulled out all the stops in putting together a great night of entertainment featuring seven exciting bouts, comedians and performances by local rap artists. In The co-feature of evening Ossie “The Ghanaian Warrior” Duran (27-10-2, 10 KOs) rebounded from a two fight losing streak with a workmanlike six round unanimous decision victory over a game but outgunned Joshua “The Berlin bomber” Snyder (9-7-1, 3 KOs). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Heavy handed welterweight “Slick” Michael Anderson (12-1-1, 10 KOs) gave a perfect performance for his homecoming on …


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Mulovhedzi retains SA welter title

By Ron Jackson

Tsiko Mulovhedzi came back from a from a first-round knockdown to retain his SA welterweight title when he stopped Kyle Smith at 2 minutes 13 seconds into the fifth round of their fight at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

In the co-feature, in a battle of former world champions Malcolm Klassen defeated Cassius Baloyi in an eight-rounder. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Tsiko Mulovhedzi came back from a from a first-round knockdown to retain his SA welterweight title when …




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Larsen stops Gavern in five

Unbeaten heavyweight Leif Larsen (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jason Gavern (21-12-4, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. Gavern went down in the third, almost didn’t get up from the count, then went down two more times, before a massive uppercut ended it all in fifth. Big thanks to Jarle Adolfsen.

Unbeaten heavyweight Leif Larsen (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jason Gavern (21-12-4, 10 KOs) on Friday …


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Cartagena tops Rivera in spicy grudge match

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Photo: John DiSanto

The grudge match between highly favored Miguel Cartagena and Jose “Chilli” Rivera almost boiled over into an upset in the main event at Philadelphia’s National Guard Armory Friday night. Prohibitive favorite Cartagena let a hot head and months worth of anger make his first headline bout far more difficult than most expected it would be. Instead of using his superior boxing skills, Cartagena, 111.5 lbs, traded shots with the bigger Rivera, 115, most of the night, and had to hustle to keep his undefeated record intact. Rivera used his size and nothing-to-lose attitude to test the young prospect in a trench war that almost produced a shocker. However, down the stretch, Cartagena cooled off and nailed down the victory at the wire. He took the judge’s verdict, but it wasn’t easy. (more…)

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) The grudge match between highly favored Miguel Cartagena and Jose “Chilli” Rivera …


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Hearns Kayoed, Career in Doubt

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Intended as a back-on-track fight for Ronnie “The Chosen One” Hearns, import Derrick Findley upset Hearns’ plans and may well have concluded it with a controversy-shrouded ending that left many in the crowd at the Taylor Sportsplex confused as to what they had seen in round two of a scheduled eight.

With middleweight Hearns flat on the deck and being tended to by EMS personnel, the crowd stood in silence for two or three minutes, until referee Frank Garza finally raised the hand of the exuberant Findley, now 20-8.

After some 15 minutes, Hearns, who had collapsed after going halfway through the ropes, was wheeled away on a gurney that was getting full use on this evening. Lightheavyweight Rubin Williams, a spectator, had been transported out of the building after apparently collapsing, and action between Hearns and Findley had to be suspended after the first round until the gurney could be returned. (more…)

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Intended as a back-on-track fight for Ronnie “The Chosen One” Hearns, import Derrick Findley …


UFC

UFC 153 postfight recap

Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 153 post-fight press conference: Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira, Demian Maia, Rony Jason, Phil Davis, Anderson Silva, Erick Silva, and Minotauro Nogueira.

Fitch and Silva earned Fight of the Night for their exciting, back-and-forth brawl. Fitch was able to impose his will in the first round, roughing up Silva on the ground and against the cage. Silva threatened with submissions in the second frame, but was unable to put Fitch away. Fitch returned the favor in the final round, and was awarded the unanimous decision. (more…)

Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 153 post-fight press conference: Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira, Demian Maia, …



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Report/gallery: Pedraza vs. Farmer

Ringside by Brian Grammer
Photos by Bob Barton

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 8 KOs), methodically wore down his tough opponent, Tevin Farmer (7-4-1, 1 KO), over 8 rounds Friday night, to capure a TKO victory.

St. Charles, MO’s Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa was the home to Showtime’s acclaimed boxing series ShoBox – The New Generation. The event, hosted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions, was entertaining throughout its nine-fight card . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Brian Grammer Photos by Bob Barton 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 8 KOs), methodically wore down …


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Nelson-Perozzi draw

By Gary “Digital” Williams

In the other big women’s title bout that took place on Saturday night, the Bermuda Sun is reporting that the “All or Nothing” main event in Southampton, Bermuda between WBA titleholder and local favorite Teresa Perozzi and WIBA Female Middleweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA ended in a 10-round majority draw. Both ladies’s belts were on the line along with the vacant WBC middleweight title. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams In the other big women’s title bout that took place on Saturday night, the Bermuda Sun …


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Knight defeats Juarez

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a clash for the WBC female flyweight Diamond belt, IBF champ Ava Knight (10-1-3, 5 KOs) scored a clear ten round unanimous decision over WBC champ Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (35-6-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palacio de Deporte in Mexico City. Knight was victorious by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez In a clash for the WBC female flyweight Diamond belt, IBF champ Ava …


UFC

Silva stops Bonnar in one at UFC 153

Stepping in on four weeks’ notice to save Saturday’s injury-ravaged UFC 153 event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson Silva moved up to the light heavyweight division because he said he owed Brazil a fight. He also gave them a knockout, stopping Stephan Bonnar in the first round after another performance worthy of a fighter considered to be not just the best in the world, but possibly the best of all-time. It’s an assessment “The Spider” doesn’t necessarily agree with.

“I’m not the best,” said Silva, the longtime middleweight champion who is also 3-0 at 205 pounds. “I just believe that I can do things that people think are impossible.”. . . Click here for more on UFC.com

Also see: UFC 153 prelim report on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info

Stepping in on four weeks’ notice to save Saturday’s injury-ravaged UFC 153 event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de …



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Fontanez, Santos demolish foes

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

With impressive wins by way of knockout, top Puerto Ricans prospects Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez and Braulio Santos demolished their rivals to keep their perfect records intact. In the main event, the heavy puncher from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez demolished John Nater with an explosive left hook to the body in round four. “This is a great victory for me, I trained very hard. I knew I was going to knock him out. I walked calmly to make my fight round by round until he felt my hands,” said Fontánez. Making honor to his nickname “The Baby Dynamite” improves his record to 9 wins no defeats with 8 wins by knockout.

Also undefeated Braulio Santos graduated with honors scoring a TKO win over veteran John A. Molina at 1:05 of the second round. “I felt strong, I came to do my job and we got the win. He is a veteran but when I saw the opportunity to place my hands well I knew I could finish the fight early. Thank God it’s a big win for me,” Santos remember who improves to 8 wins, no defeats with 7 wins by knockout. (more…)

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto With impressive wins by way of knockout, top Puerto Ricans prospects Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez …


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Munoz edges Franco in IBF eliminator

Moments ago Javier Munoz(26-3, 12 KOs) of Argentina defeated Luis Franco (13-1, 7 KOs) of Cuba by split decision to win an IBF Featherweight title eliminator. The fight had good two-way action all the way through. The bout took place at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, San Juan, Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero (O.R. Promotions) promoted.

Moments ago Javier Munoz(26-3, 12 KOs) of Argentina defeated Luis Franco (13-1, 7 KOs) of Cuba by split decision to …


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Kinda dominates Arnaoutis

Photos: Peter Frutkoff

Undefeated junior welterweight Issouf Kinda (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY in the heart of Long Island. Kinda retained his New York State junior welterweight title by scores of 100-90 on all cards.

Said Promoter Joe DeGuardia, “It was a terrific event that Long Island fight fans truly enjoyed, the fights were terrific and the team at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury were great to work with. ” (more…)

Photos: Peter Frutkoff Undefeated junior welterweight Issouf Kinda (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former …


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Donaire stops Nishioka; Rios stops Alvarado

By Rocco Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) retained his WBO super banamweight championship by stopping former WBC champion, Toshiaki Nishioka (39-5-3, 24 KOs) by way of TKO at 1:54 of the ninth round on Saturday night before a crowd of 7,665 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Donaire swept the early rounds in lackluster action that brought out the boo birds who had just been treated to a fight of the year candidate in the prior bout. Donaire did bring the crowd to life by dropping Nishioka in the sixth round with a hard left uppercut for an eight count. To his credit, Nishioka did fight back strongly in the seventh and eighth rounds but then Donaire dropped him again in the ninth round and, although allowed to continue by the referee, Nishioka, after enduring just one more punch was not allowed to continue further and there were no complaints from either Nishioka nor his corner.

In dramatic fashion, former lightweight world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-0-1, 22 KOs) won a fight of the year candidate by stoppage the very tough and previously unbeaten Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) at 1:57 of the seventh round. Rios got off to a very good early start but then Alvarado seemed to sweep the next few rounds and rocked Rios on a few occasions with uppercuts and hard right crosses. Rios seemed to be coming on the sixth round and carried it over to the seventh round by hurting Alvarado badly and battering him against the ropes. Referee, Pat Russell, seemed to give Alvarado a chance to throw back but after Rios landed a couple more hard shots, Russell saved Alvarado from further punishment. At the time of the stoppage, the scores were 57-57, 57-57 and 58-56 for Rios.

With the victory, Rios sets himself up for a potential showdown against the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez on December 8th. (more…)

By Rocco Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) …



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Gutierrez defeats Martinez in Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Edgar Martinez (10-7, 5 KOs) in a flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Centro Expositor de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico.

Other results:
Daniel Echavarria KO6 Orlando Ramos (lightweight)
Enrique Tinoco DQ5 Carlos Jacobo (featherweight)
Giovanni Delgado UD 8 to Miguel Tique (featherweight)
Josue Portales MD to Jesus Faro (flyweight)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over …


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Top Rank inks Oscar Valdez

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Espinoza Boxing has just confirmed the signing of two time Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to an exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank Promotions. “I’m very happy to be with Top Rank,” stated Valdez. “They have a long tradition of building champions and I plan to be one as well.”

Well respected manager, Frank Espinoza, feels satisfied with the deal he got from Top Rank. “I had several companies interested in Oscar but Bob (Arum) and Todd (Duboef) showed they really wanted to work with him and they came up with a solid offer,” he said. “They have a real vision for him. They promised to do everything they can to turn Oscar into the next great boxing super-star.”

21 year old Valdez will be making his pro debut on November 3rd in Hermosillo, Sonora. The bout will be broadcast on TV Azteca.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Espinoza Boxing has just confirmed the signing of two time Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to an exclusive …


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Handig Singwangcha decisions Takayama

Report and photos by Chito Yu Katangkatang

Mateo Handig Singwangcha was crowned new IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Champion after escaping a very close split decision against tough Japanese Katsunari Takayama. Judges Danrex Tapdasan and Rey Danseco both scored the fight 114-113 in favor of Sinwangcha while Judge Somsak Sirianant had it 115-112 in favor of Takayama. Takayama’s right eyebrow was cut by a punch in the second round and he was deducted a point in the fourth round by Referee Bruce Mc Tavish for repeated pushing. Takayama appeared to be the faster, busier and more aggressive fighter throughout the fight but Handig countered with the more telling blows and dominated the earlier rounds. With the win, Handig Singwangcha’s record improves to 13-5 with 7 KOs while Takayama drops to 24-6 with 10 KOs. (more…)

Report and photos by Chito Yu Katangkatang Mateo Handig Singwangcha was crowned new IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Champion after escaping …


AWE TV

DeGale retains Euro 168lb belt

In a bout seen on WealthTV following the Price-Harrison fight, European super middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Hadillah Mohoumadi (13-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Glow Arena in Kent, England. DeGale, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, did more, but Mohoumadi had his moments and applied pressure throughout. Scores were 119-109, 117-111, 116-112.

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (7-0, 3 KOs) spent eight rounds beating up on the much shorter but very tough Ruslans Pojonisevs (13-23-1, 10 KOs), who has now lost 13 out of his last 14. The referee scored it 80-72.

In a bout seen on WealthTV following the Price-Harrison fight, European super middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) scored …


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Price annihilates Harrison in 82 seconds

In a clash of British Olympians, 6’8″ undefeated David Price (14-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 bronze medalist and reigning British and Commonwealth champion, destroyed 2000 gold medalist Audley “A-Force” Harrison (28-6, 21 KOs) in just 82 seconds on Saturday night in front of 8,000 fans at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Price immediately launched into a brutal assault on Harrison and blasted him out of there in short order. Two devastating right hands finished Harrison. The first one froze him, the second one sent Audley crashing down and out. “We’ve got a great team and we’re going all the way to the top,” said Price after the fight.

In a highly anticipated flyweight matchup, unbeaten Kevin Satchell (9-0, 2 KO) added the British flyweight belt to his Commonwealth belt with a sixth round KO over Chris Edwards (17-15-4, 4 KOs). Satchell dropped Edwards with a body shot in round five and the bout was stopped after he put him down again in the sixth. Time was 2:17.

Cruiserweight Shane McPhilbin (8-4, 5 KOs) and Jon Lewis Dickinson (12-2, 3 KOs) labored through twelve rounds with Dickinson claiming the British cruiserweight belt by scores of 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.

In a clash of British Olympians, 6’8″ undefeated David Price (14-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 bronze medalist and reigning British …


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Hearns OK after scare in TKO loss

Photos: Bob Ryder

Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley scored an upset third round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportplex, Taylor, Michigan. Hearns, the son of the legendary Thomas Hearns, couldn’t continue after suffering an injury when the fighters tumbled to the canvas after a clinch. Hearns was taken from the ring on a stretcher to a local hospital complaining of neck pain. He was released several hours later.

Complete fight report to come…

Photos: Bob Ryder Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley scored an upset third round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs) on …


UFC

TUF recap, episode 5: “Unleash the Beast”

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode five – “Unleash The Beast” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. (more…)

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate …


Boxing News

Weights from Newark, NJ

John Watson 167 vs. Lee Holloman 167
Patryk Szymański 149 vs. Anthony Willis 147.5
Tyabb Beale 242 vs. Kevin Howard 259
Michal Chudecki 130.5 vs. Joshua Nieves 132
Elvin Sanchez 197 vs. Brian Donahue 192
Ossie Duran 160 vs. Josh Snyder 157.5
Michael Anderson 145 vs. Miguel Angel Munguia 144.5

Michal “TNT” Chudecki (1-0, 1 KO) and Patryk Szymanski (2-0, 1KO) will face their next challenge tonight at Essex County College in Newark, NJ, during “All Or Nothing in Brick City” promoted by All-Out-Promotions in association with Global Boxing Promotions. (more…)

John Watson 167 vs. Lee Holloman 167 Patryk Szymański 149 vs. Anthony Willis 147.5 Tyabb Beale 242 vs. Kevin Howard …


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Viloria vs. Marquez on WealthTV

It has been a big weekend for WealthTV. During Friday night’s telecast of Adonis Stateveson vs. Donovan George, it was announced that the much anticipated November 17th flyweight unification showdown between WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria and WBA flyweight champion Hernan Marquez has also been landed by WealthTV. More details will follow.

The November 17th Viloria-Marquez event will be available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information on WealthTV.

It has been a big weekend for WealthTV. During Friday night’s telecast of Adonis Stateveson vs. Donovan George, it was …


UFC

Silva remains the grandest of champions

The oddsmakers may have counted Stephan Bonnar out of Saturday’s UFC 153 main event against Anderson Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but one man hasn’t.

Silva . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 153: Silva on Bonnar is live on PPV from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, October 13 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET. Click here for more info

The oddsmakers may have counted Stephan Bonnar out of Saturday’s UFC 153 main event against Anderson Silva in Rio de …


Boxing News

Tyson rejected again by New Zealand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

The New Zealand government on Friday blocked former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson from entering the country for a second time in as many weeks. A visa allowing Tyson to attend a charity event in November was cancelled earlier this month after the show’s sponsor, the Life Education Trust, withdrew its support for the ex-fighter’s visit…Another charitable group, the Manukau Urban Maori Authority, then backed Tyson and lodged a second visa application. But Associate Immigration Minister Kate Wilkinson said Friday that the bid had been unsuccessful. Iron Mike has received permission to enter Australia.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing The New Zealand government on Friday blocked former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson …


Boxing News

How good is Nishioka?

By Joe Koizumi

Today there will be an interesting 122-pound confrontation of WBO titlist Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and WBC champion emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) from Japan at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California. The odds are in favor of Donaire, who is nicknamed “Filipino Flash” due to his excellent speed and explosive power shown in his demolition of Vic Darchinyan, Fernando Montiel, etc. Nishioka is also called “Speed King” thanks to his good hand-speed in his native country.

Donaire is well-known in the US as he moved to the States from the Philippines at the age of ten, grew up there and boxed as an amateur boxer in the US Olympic trials in 2000. Since he entered the paid ranks the next year, he fought all but three bouts in 2002 in his second mother country. Donaire, born at the same city General Santos City as Manny Pacquiao, is a more Americanized star than Pacman, fluently speaking English to entertain the audience including the press people. US boxing fans are well acquainted with the hard-punching Filipino who has been strenuously following Pacquiao’s footsteps to become a superstar in the near future.

Nishioka, however, might be much less known to US fight fans and journalists there. This reporter has already been here in Los Angeles to serve as a commentator for WOWOW cable television that will broadcast it live from 11 am on Sunday (because of the time difference). Yours truly would like to introduce Donaire’s counterpart Nishioka for your reference. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Today there will be an interesting 122-pound confrontation of WBO titlist Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and …


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Will Donaire’s KO punch return tonight?

By Graham Houston

When a fighter produces explosive performances we tend to expect them as a matter of course. It doesn’t always work out that way. Nonito Donaire, who once looked one of boxing’s most destructive hitters, has gone the distance in his last three fights. Perhaps, though, Donaire will be able to deliver a dynamic display on the lines of his wins over Vic Darchinyan and Fernando Montiel when he meets Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka in a junior featherweight championship bout at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA on HBO on Saturday night.

Donaire has been winning but the Filipino Flash hasn’t been exciting. His last three fights have gone the full 12 rounds. The opponents weren’t cooperating and there was also a spot of adversity involved. Argentina’s durable and skilled Omar Narvaez considered it a moral victory to go the full 12 rounds, Donaire suffered a hand injury in his fight with Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. while the tall and awkward Jeffrey Mathebula falls into the “difficult to stop” category. (more…)

By Graham Houston When a fighter produces explosive performances we tend to expect them as a matter of course. It …


AWE TV

Price v Harrison plus DeGale v Mohoumadi on WealthTV

WealthTV, the latest destination for boxing’s premier live events, will telecast LIVE from Echo Arena in Liverpool, England beginning at 2:30 ET the showdown between the 6′ 8″ undefeated Price (13-0, 11 KOs), a 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, defending his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against the 6′ 6″ Audley Harrison (28-5, 21 KOs), who captured a Gold Medal in the super heavyweight division at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Immediately after the Price-Harrison showdown, WealthTV will also telecast LIVE the battle between European super middleweight champion James DeGale (12-0, 9 KOs) defending his crown against Hadillah Mohoumadi (13-2-1, 9 KOs) from the Blue from Kent, England. (more…)

WealthTV, the latest destination for boxing’s premier live events, will telecast LIVE from Echo Arena in Liverpool, England beginning at …


Boxing News

M. Hatton demolishes Lomax

Throughout the build-up towards his intriguing eight rounder against Chingford’s Mike Lomax, former European ruler, Matthew Hatton, insisted he had to look impressive against the past Prizefighter winner. That statement was brutally realised as a relentless Hatton forced an opening round intervention from third man, Steve Gray, after a crunching right hand to the body sent Lomax sprawling. The superior height and reach possessed by Lomax did not come into the fight once as Hatton forced his way past his opponent’s defences with quick jabs and hooks. After some messy opening exchanges which Hatton always had the last word, the Manchester man fired in long right hand that connected with Lomax’s midsection that dropped him to his knees instantly. Despite rising at nine, Lomax repeatedly shook his head at Gray which enabled the official to make a wise call. The road back for Lomax is a long one as Hatton now looks forward to a minor world title shot 2013. (more…)

Throughout the build-up towards his intriguing eight rounder against Chingford’s Mike Lomax, former European ruler, Matthew Hatton, insisted he had …


Boxing News

Spivey retains NABA lightweight title

By Chris Perry at ringside

NABA Lightweight Champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) earned a hard-fought 10-round majority decision victory over “Lighting” Rod Salka (16-2-0, 3 KOs) in the main event of Dee Lee Promotion’s “Go Fight…Friday Night!” event at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The judge’s scorecards read 95-95, 96-94 and 97-93.

In the super-middleweight co-feature of the evening, Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (10-2-1, 2 KOs) scored a 6-round unanimous decision victory over Reggie “Concrete” La Crete (4-2-2, 3 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 59-55.

By Chris Perry at ringside NABA Lightweight Champion “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (42-6-0, 30 KOs) earned a hard-fought 10-round majority decision …


Boxing News

Taylor, Pedraza, Russ victorious

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside

Former middleweight champion, Jermain Taylor (31-4-1, 19 KOs) continued his climb back into world title contention with a brutal 2nd round knockout of Michi Munoz (23-7, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri. Taylor dominated this contest from the opening bell, dropping Munoz with an overhand right hand midway through the first. The former champion picked up where he left off in the 2nd, landing a 1-2 combination to Munoz’ chin that left him on the mat for several minutes while doctors tended to him. Time of the KO was 1:05.

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 7 KOs) went almost eight rounds with tough late replacement, Tevin Farmer (7-4-1, 1 KO), finally stopping him at :47. Pedraza continually kept the pressure on Farmer, pushing him to the ropes for a majority of the contest, landing both hands on Farmer’s head and body. Pedraza did what was asked of him as he showcased his hand speed and intensity, finally wearing his opponent down. A headbutt in the final frame slowed the action momentarily, but as the action started up again, Pedraza turned on the jets and finally forced referee Celestino Ruiz to stop the contest, landing both hands with nothing coming back in return.

Super middleweight Lamar Russ (11-0, 7 KOs) defeated Jonathan Cepeda (12-1, 11 KOs) by TKO at 1:45 of round one. In what was looking to be one of the more entertaining bouts of the evening turned out to be the shortest. Lamar came out early and was able to control the early part of the round with his jab. Suddenly, Russ landed a thunderous left uppercut and then sent Cepeda to the canvas with a chopping right hand that seemed to land on the back of his head. Cepeda seemed as if he was able to continue but after Referee Mike England took a second look he decided to stop the contest. (more…)

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside Former middleweight champion, Jermain Taylor (31-4-1, 19 KOs) continued his climb back …


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Stevenson stops George in twelve

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In an IBF super middleweight eliminator Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) scored five knockdowns over a gutsy but outgunned Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-3-1, 20 KOs) winning by TKO at :55 of the twelfth round TKO on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson broke open a good fight by dropping George twice in round five, but George battled back fiercely at the bell. Stevenson battered George to the deck again in round six. There was no quit in George, however, and he battled on. Referee Marlon Wright mercifully stopped the bout in the final round with an exhausted George hitting the canvas twice. (more…)

By Dave Spencer at ringside In an IBF super middleweight eliminator Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (19-1, 16 KOs) scored five knockdowns …


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Weights from Long Island

All fighters for Saturday’s Star Boxing card at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, New York were on weight.

Issouf Kinda, 139.5 vs. Mike Arnaoutis, 139.5
(New York State junior welterweight title)
Cletus Seldin, 143 vs. Carl McNickles, 143
Bayan Jargal, 137 vs. Luis Rodriguez, 140
Alan Gotay, 137 vs. Alberto Manukyan, 137

Prior to the pro fights, three amateur bouts will kick off the card.

All fighters for Saturday’s Star Boxing card at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, New York were on weight. Issouf Kinda, …










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