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By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon (29-2, 21 KOs) made quick work of 274lb Ty Cobb (14-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Witherspoon dropped Cobb three times in round two, and finished the job in round three putting Cobb on the deck face down at the 1:07 mark.
Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (34-7, 25 KOs) needed just 82 seconds to get rid of Mike Sheppard (20-13-1, 9 KOs). Body shots did the damage.
Unbeaten jr welterweight Ray Serrano (17-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Angel Rios (9-8, 6 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 99-91, 98-92.
In an upset, welterweight journeyman Doel Carrasquillo (16-18-1, 13 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former contender Shamone Alvarez (21-5, 12 KOs). Alvarez was down in rounds one and two, and again in round five before the bout was stopped at the 1:16 mark.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Jason Escalera (12-0, 11 KOs) made quick work of Mickey Scarborough (6-4, 6 KOs). Escalara dropped Scarborough twice in round one and finished him :31 into round two.
Unbeaten WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) will make a first defence of his title on December 3 when he takes on Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs), rather than former champion Evander Holyfield who was said to be on the short list. The bout will take place at Helsinki’s Hartwall Areena. In the co-featured main event, WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) will face an opponent to be announced. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Photo: Winfried Mausolf
WBO cruiserweight Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) scored a six round beatdown of Rogelio Rossi (17-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ludwigsburg Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Southpaw Rossi was deducted a point for a low blow in round three. Huck was credited with a knockdown later in the same round. Huck dropped Rossi with a punch after the bell in round four and was deducted two points by referee Paul Thomas. Huck went right after Rossi in the fifth and dropped Rossi again. Rossi was down for the second time in the round from a body shot before the bell. Huck laid him out in the sixth with a huge right hand to end it. No time was given. Rossi was down for an extended time and a stretcher was brought to the ring, but Rossi appeared to be OK.
Unbeaten middleweight Dominik Britsch (26-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round majority decision over scrappy former world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-10, 5 KOs). Lyell was the aggressor and outworked Britsch over much of the fight, but Britsch’s flurries resonated with the judges in a 114-114, 117-111, 116-113 verdict.
Unbeaten heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (14-0, 6 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over game Travis Walker (38-7-1, 30 KOs) in a clash for the vacant IBF International heavyweight title. Pulov built up a lead as Walker slowed down. Walker was unlucky as a punch cut Pulov over the right eye in round seven, but was mistakenly ruled as an unintentional headbutt by referee Allan Huggins. By the eighth Walker seemed completely gassed. Walker had little left in the ninth and was deducted a point for losing his mouthpiece. Walker barely made it back to his corner after round eleven and somehow made it through the twelfth, as well. Scores were 119-109, 118, 109, 117-110.
Former world title challenger Enad Licina (21-3, 11 KOs) outpointed Hari Miles (6-4, 2 KOs) over eight by scores of 78-74, 79-73, 79-76.
Unbeaten middleweight Marcos Nader (13-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Lorenzo Cosseddu (27-7-5, 3 KOs) over eight.
Light heavyweight Robert Woge (6-0, 5 KOs) stopped John Waldron (5-6, 2 KOs) in round two.
World ranked super welterweight David “The Destroyer” Lopez will see action on October 29, on the undercard of the rematch between WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and former champ Luis “Nica” Conception at the Centro de Usos Múltiples (CUM) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Lopez (40-12-0, 23 KOs), who lost in a world title shot against WBA champion Austin Trout in June, will face TBA. He is now promoted by Zanfer.
There’s something about Donald Cerrone that suggests he’s filled with attitude. He walks to the cage to Kid Rock’s “Cowboy,” wearing a confident expression that gives off a direct vibe: He doesn’t think, he KNOWS he’s going to win . . . Click here for more by Jon Lane, UFC.com
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By Graham Houston
Photo: Sumio Yamada
It’s good big man against good small man on HBO on Saturday when Nonito Donaire, the fast and powerful Filipino Flash, defends his bantamweight title against Omar Narvaez, the veteran from Argentina who moves up in weight from the 115-pound division. Donaire is, predictably, a massive betting favourite. He is the younger man, taller, bigger, far more explosive — and probably just as quick as Narvaez. Although Narvaez was slightly the heavier man at Friday’s weigh-in, Donaire will pack on pounds after replenishing his system and will probably have a considerable weight advantage by the time the two boxers get into the ring.
At first glance, this looks like a blowout. Donaire was devastating in his knockout wins over Vic Darchinyan, Wladimir Sidorenko and Fernando Montiel. None had previously been stopped, but all found themselves on the canvas and out of the fight against Donaire in bouts that didn’t make it past the fifth round.
Narvaez is tough, smart and skilled, he has excellent punch-anticipation, and he is a southpaw. There is an impressive calmness about Narvaez in the ring. He is very good at making an opponent miss and countering. Capable fighters have been made to look ordinary as the Argentinean maestro has handed out boxing lessons. It is possible that, for defensive cleverness, Narvaez is on a par with his countryman, the “untouchable” 140-pound champion Nicolino Locche. (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Undefeated super middleweight Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs) won an exciting ten round slugfest Friday night, sweeping every round on all three judges’ scorecard, against previously unbeaten Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-1, 8 KOs) in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® from MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut. The surprising shutout on all three official cards did not at all reflect the competitiveness of the fight, which all three members of the SHOWTIME announce crew scored 95-95. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Puerto Rican referee Luis Pabon will be the third man in the ring when Alberto Mosquera (16-0-1, 12 KOs) and Brunet Zamora (21-0-1, 10 KOs) dispute the vacant WBA interim super lightweight title tonight at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. The three judges are Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico), Reina Urbaez (Venezuela) and Sergio Caiz (USA). The fight supervisor is Alberto Sarmiento (Venezuela).
In other world title fights, referee Gustavo Padilla (Panama) will work the clash for the vacant WBA interim lightweight belt between Miguel Acosta and Richard Abril. Judges are Ricardo Duncan (Panama), Alexis Marin (Panama) and Ignacio Robles (Panama). Supervisor: Renzo Bagnariol (Nicaragua)
In the bout for the vacant WBA female interim featherweight title between Ogleydis Suarez and Kathy Wilson, the referee will be Manuel Rodriguez (Colombia) and judges are Raul Nieves (Puerto Rico), Carla Caiz (USA) and David Singh (Panama). Supervisor: Jorge Humberto Klee (Colombia).
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Friday night in front of a raucous hometown crowd at the Rodeway Inn in Allentown, PA, heavyweight banger Jamie “Big Stuff” Miranda (4-4-1) gained a little sweet revenge in capturing a well deserved unanimous decision victory in a rematch of Baltimore Maryland’s Lonnie Kornegay (1-5-2). In the co-feature of the Pro-Am card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, undefeated super bantamweight prospect Josh Bowles moved to 3-0 by dropping Tevin Farmer (2-2) once en-route to a convincing four round unanimous decision victory. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world heavyweight contender Alex Leapai (24-3-3, 19 KOs) scored a crushing KO of Russian giant Evgeny Orlov (13-9-1, 8 KOs) at 1:48 of round four at the Broncos Leagues club, Red Hill, Queensland, Australia. Orlov, 6’9 and 316 pounds, presented problems in rounds one and two as he used his height and reach effectively and also tied up Leapai when he got in close, but in round three Leapai found the range for his power shots hurting the Russian with head and body shots, and in round four a power right uppercut dropped Erlov cold and referee Tony Kettlewell counted the importation out. Orlov committed several infringements during the contest and in round two was deducted a point for continually pushing Leapai’s head down. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Eduardo Lazcano 128.50 vs Heli Quiros 129.80
(WBC Latino jr lightweight title)
Julian Vedras 104.75 vs Ramon Pena 104.75
(WBC Latino minimumweight title)
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Promociones Calderon
Venue: Casino del Carmen, Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico
Lightweight slugger Fidel Maldonado (12-0, 10 KOs) kept his unbeaten record in tact with a close eight round unanimous decision over Erick Cruz (13-8-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Pharr Convention Center in Pharr, Texas. Maldonado dropped Cruz in round one and that made the difference as he and went to to win an exciting scrap by scores of 77-74 and 76-75 twice. With the win, Maldonado claimed the vacant WBC Youth silver belt.
Unbeaten jr middleweight Jorge Suarez (5-0, 3 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win a six round unanimous decision over Larry Smith (10-7, 6 KOs). Scores were 58-54, 57-77, 57-55.
By Peter Czymbor at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
In his second fight under the guidance of trainer Ronnie Shields, undefeated super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KO’s) won a unanimous decision over the previously undefeated Will Rosinsky (14-1, 8 KO’s) in an all action fight headlining Showtime’s “Shobox” card Friday night at the MGM Grand Foxwoods in Connecticut. Rodriguez was able to impose his size and will on the incredibly tough Rosinsky for most of the fight and ripped combinations to his opponent’s head and body. However, Rosinsky never wilted and had success himself, particularly with his lead left hand which he landed regularly throughout the bout. In the end, all three official ringside judges scored the fight a surprising shutout for Rodriguez 100-90. The general consensus amongst press row was that Rodriguez earned the win, but the scores were too wide.
In the co-feature of Showtime’s “Shobox” card at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut, Brooklyn’s Gabriel Bracero (18-0, 3 KO’s) stayed unbeaten with a 10 round beatdown of intrastate foe Daniel Sostre (11-5-1, 4 KO’s) of Highland, New York. Sostre was game, but Bracero was clearly in another class and won on all three scorecards. Official scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-91 for Bracero. (more…)
Ray Tito Serrano 140.5 vs. Angel Rios 140.5
Vinny Maddalone 235 vs. Mike Sheppard 222
Shamone Alvarez 147.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 149
Chazz Witherspoon 230 vs. Tyson Cobb 274
Jason Escalera 167 vs. Mickey Scarborough 165
Venue: The Tropicana in Atlantic City
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: Azteca America
Cincinnati’s hometown favorite, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) will host a press conference next Tuesday to officially announce his first shot at a world title when he battles Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title on Saturday, November 26 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio which will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Arnulfo Miranda/Panama Deportivo
Brunet Zamora 140 vs Alberto Mosquera 140
(Interim WBA super lightweight title)
Richard Abril 135 lbs vs Miguel Acosta 135
(Interim WBA lightweight title)
Kathy Wilson 124.75 vs Ogleydis Suarez ??
(Interim WBA featherweight title)
Nehomar Cermeño 122 vs Yoandris Salinas 122
Charlie Navarro 147 vs Thomas Dulorme 146.25
(NABA USA welterwweight title)
Johan Perez 140 vs Kenny Galarza 140
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title)
Edwin Diaz 105 vs Carlos Velarde 105
(WBA Fedecaribe miniumweight title)
Liborio Solis 118 vs Rafael Concepcion 118
(WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title)
Antonio Fernandez 126 vs Jonathan Arenas 125
Nicholas Walters 125 vs Irving Berry 125.2
(WBA Fedelatin featherweight title)
Venue: Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo and WBA
TV: TV Max
Unbeaten WBO/WBA/WIBF female flyweight champion “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (29-0, 16 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Teeraporn Pannimit (14-4, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
In another female world title clash, unbeaten WBO/WBF middleweight beltholder Christina Hammer (11-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Vashon Living (5-2, 1 KO) by scores of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.
Light heavyweightt Robin Krasniqi (36-2, 12 KOs) stopped Abdelkahim Derghal (14-12-1, 8 KOs) in round four after two knockdowns to claim the vacant WBO Euro belt.
Unbeaten heavyweight Francisco Pianeta (24-0-1, 14 KOs) cruised past Robert Hawkins (23-19, 7 KOs) winning all eight rounds. Nine straight losses for Hawkins.
The card was promoted by SES Boxing.
By Mike Bernier at the scale
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Nonito Donaire 116.25 vs. Omar Narvaez 117
(For Donaire’s WBC/WBO bantamweight titles)
Mikey Garcia 125 vs. Juan Carlos Martinez 126.25
(Martinez has one hour to lose .25 pound)
Mike Brooks 137 vs. Eddie Ramirez 135.25
Tommy Rainone 150.25 vs. Brad Jackson 150
Jonathan Gonzalez 113.25 vs. Jose Rivera 113
Seanie Monaghan 174.5 vs. Anthony Pietantonio 174.25
Mikael Zewski 148 vs. Keuntray Henson 147
Cletus Seldin 146.5 vs. Jose Segura 146.25
Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Sroi Mungmee
WBC flyweight king Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1, 45 KOs) impressively won a unanimous decision over WBC #1 Edgar Sosa (43-7, 26 KOs) to retain his WBC crown on Friday at 11st Royal Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand. Scored: Steve Morrow (California) 116-111, Hubert Minn (Hawaii) 117-110, Nobuaki Uratani (Japan) 117-110. The referee was Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy) and the supervisor was Frank Quill (Australia). This was the 26th world title fight of the 34-year old Thailander who had firstly occupied the WBC belt since March 2001, defending his title 17 time before losing to Daisuke Naito and regaining his WBC by defeating 3-division world champion Koki Kameda on March 27, 2010. For more details and photos click here….
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It was confirmed today that “The Nightmare in Mexico” event at the Domo De La Feria in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, will headlined by the heavyweight matchup between WBC #1 rated Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) and new opponent Rafael “The Silencer” Butler (35-11, 28 KOs) on a card presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Promociones del Pueblo and Grupo Modelo. Arreola had originally been slated to face Alonzo Butler (28-2, 21 KOs).
The fight will be televised in the U.S. by ESPN Deportes and by Televisa on their “Saturday Corona” series. This card will also be the penultimate event of the popular “Quen Pinta para la Corona?” tournament with a $50,000 purse for the winners.
Former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (54-8, 40 KOs) will take on former “Contender” star Max Alexander (14-5-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on December 10 in Atlanta, Georgia. Billed as Kings Of The Ring 5 – Resurrection, the fight will be promoted by KO Kings in association with RJJ Promotions and Big Play Entertainment, this fight will be the first ever UBO title fightto be broadcast live on Internet Pay-Per-View. (more…)
Photo: Photo Wende
Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Rogelio Rossi 197.5
(WBO Cruiserweight Title)
Dominik Britsch 159.4 vs. Billy Lyell 158.5
(IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title)
Kubrat Pulev 252.6 vs. Travis Walker 252
(IBF International Heavyweight Title)
Venue: Ludwigsburg Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
By Mike Bernier
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Boxing returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night with what promises to be an action packed card featuring two young guns in WBO/WBC bantamweight world champion Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) of San Leandro, CA. by way of General Santos City, Philippines and undefeated featherweight prospect Mikey Garcia (26-0, 22 KOs) of Oxnard, CA. The venue of the fight has been closed for renovations since the end of April after the Knicks were swept by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. MSG is excited to open the Garden on Saturday for the first event since the renovations have been completed. Ticket sales for the card are going well. (more…)
Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3 KOs) returns to ShoBox on Friday, October 21st to face Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4 KOs) in an all-Puerto Rican showdown at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket Connecticut, in a 10 round bout for the vacant NABF light welterweight title.
Bracero, 30, was a stellar amateur boxer whose professional career was almost derailed by a 6 year stint in prison. Since resuming his career in 2009, Tito won 12 straight bout and has knocked out his last two opponents. The Brooklyn-based fighter eagerly anticipates winning a regional title and being ranked in the top 10 by the world sanctioning bodies . . . Click here for more
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Inside the Octagon, UFC 137 headliner’s BJ Penn and Nick Diaz are almost mirror images. If you ignore the obvious differences—Diaz is taller, leaner and lighter—the pair have more similarities than differences. Both men love to fight, both are proficient boxers with excellent jiu-jitsu pedigrees.
Outside the Octagon, though, the differences mount. (more…)
Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated WBO Jr. Bantamweight champion Omar Andres “El Huracan” Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs) makes his US and HBO debut on Saturday, October 22nd when he steps up to a third weight class to challenge WBC/WBO Bantamweight champion “The Filipino Flash,” Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) at Madison Square Garden’s newly renovated WaMu Theater . . . Click here for more
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For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. (more…)
Former two-time world Champion Paulie Ayala will host a public workout this Saturday from 12:00-2:00 at the new home of his University of Hard Knocks gym in anticipation of his Saturday October 29th “Fright Night” card at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. Fighters on the card in attendance will include former WBC Youth Champion Jose Hernandez, local favorite Miguel Buendia, former amateur sensation Manuel Rojas, Arthur Trevino and Angel Solarzano. Also scheduled to appear is Top Rank prospect Roberto Marroquin. Ayala’s new gym is located at 6913 W. Camp Bowie Blvd, Ste 141, Fort Worth, Texas.
Four-time heavyweight champion of the world Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will meet the fans and sign autographs inside the Fantasy Springs Special Event Center at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA during the Friday, November 4th edition of TeleFutura that is headlined by a middleweight matchup between former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora and longtime contender Jose Alfredo “Shibata” Flores. Mora vs. Flores is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 6p PT and the first bell rings is at 7:30p PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30p. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and available at the Fantasy Springs box office (800.827.2946) or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1,45 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Edgar Sosa (43-7,26 KOs) to retain his WBC crown today at 11st Royal Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand. Although Pongsaklek was mistakenly deducted a point from an accidental head clash in round nine but he comfortably won by scored 116-111, 117-110, 117-110. (More to come)
Junior middleweights Giorbis Barthelemy (25-8-2, 10 KOs) and Charles “Killa” Whittaker (37-12-2, 23 KOs) collide in an IBF elimination bout to determine the #2 contender on November 18 at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida. Heavyweight Erik “The Viking” Leander (11-1, 8 KOs), cruiserweight destroyer Yunier Dorticos (12-0, 12 KOs), heavyweight Glendy Hernandez (7-0, 3 KOs), cruiserweight Yuniesky Gonzalez (5-0, 3 KOs), lightweight Hylon Williams Jr. (14-0, 3 KOs) and welterweight Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12 KOs) will all see action on the undercard against opponents to be named.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBC has approved Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero (31-10-1, 22 KOs) to challenge WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (50-7, 44 KOs) in the third defense of his crown on December 3 or 10 at a location to be announced. The card will presented by Promociones del Pueblo. It will be the second time Caballero has challenged for a world title. His first attempt was against longtime WBA champion Chris John in January 2008.
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) of Worcester, Mass., and Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs) of Ozone Park, N.Y., both weighed in at 171 pounds while Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-4-1, 4 KOs) both tipped the scales at 140 and 138 pounds, respectively, one day before their ShoBox: The New Generation showdowns tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the MGM Theatre Foxwood Resorts Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Both main event fighters share similar backgrounds and styles both having won U.S. National Amateur Championships in 2005, Rodriguez at 165 pounds and Rosinsky at 178 pounds. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: David Martin Warr/DKP
How many fighters can say that they started their career 53 pounds lighter — six weight classes below their current weight limit — before they became a world champion? WBA cruiserweight champ Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3, 29 KOs) began his remarkable career with fifteen fights at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds. No matter which division “El Felino” decided to fight in, he has always been successful, fighting twice for the WBA junior middleweight title and for another world title at the then-cruiserweight limit of 190 pounds. When the sanctioning bodies moved the cruiser limit up another ten pounds to 200, Jones took it in stride like he always has done.
On November 5 he defends his title against WBA #14-ranked Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. (more…)
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