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

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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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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 …


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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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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

photos

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

For more photos . . . (more…)

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


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The Ultimate Fighter Returns Tonight

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The Ultimate Fighter Premieres Tonight at 9pm on FX: Coaches Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson lead 16 fighters towards their …


Announcement

“Knockout Kings” is sold out!

(Photo by Chris Cozzone) Tickets are sold out for this Saturday’s “Knockout Kings” featuring Canelo Alvarez defending his WBC Super Welterweight World Championship against breakout star Josesito Lopez, WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his crown against former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, former World Champion Marcos Maidana facing Jesus Soto Karass in a 12-round fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Title and Leo Santa Cruz defending his IBF Bantamweight World Championship against former two-time World Champion Eric Morel. (more…)

(Photo by Chris Cozzone) Tickets are sold out for this Saturday’s “Knockout Kings” featuring Canelo Alvarez defending his WBC Super …


Boxing News

WBC comment on dueling boxing cards in Vegas

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Video: Pepe Rodriguez

In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman talked about the two mega boxing events going head-to-head on Saturday night in Las Vegas where Mexican champions defend their WBC world titles at the MGM Grand Arena and Thomas & Mack Center.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Video: Pepe Rodriguez In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman talked about …


Boxing News

Hoffmann-Kretschmann ends in no contest

An interesting all-German heavyweight clash between Timo Hoffmann (40-7-2, 23 KOs) and Steffen Kretschmann (16-2, 15 KOs) ended in a no contest on Friday night at the TABEA Bürgerpark in Halle/Saale, Germany, after the outdoor fight was stopped in round six due to rain and slippery conditions. Kretschmann seemed a bit ahead and it was likely unfortunate for him that they didn’t score the bout on the rounds completed. Earlier heavyweight Erkan Teper (9-0, 6 KOs) survived a knockdown to defeat Gbenga Oloukun (19-9, 12 KOs) over eight.

Other results:
Fast rising welterweight hope Roman Belaev (9-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Semjons Moroseks (17-20-1, 7 KOs). Big-punching super middleweight Uensal Arik (15-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over Gyorgy Marosi (15-6, 9 KOs). Arik dropped Marosi with a body shot in round two and finished him with a brutal body attack in the third.

An interesting all-German heavyweight clash between Timo Hoffmann (40-7-2, 23 KOs) and Steffen Kretschmann (16-2, 15 KOs) ended in a …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez IV is official

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will embark on a three-city international media tour, beginning Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. to officially announce Pacquiao-Marquez 4. Pacquiao and Marquez, who have won world titles in 12 weight divisions between them, will collide on December 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Joining Pacquiao and Marquez on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, and promoters Bob Arum, Todd duBoef and Fernando Beltran.

Promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions, Zanfer Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao-Marquez 4 will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

The Big Apple will serve as the other site for the U.S. portion of the Pacquiao-Marquez IV media tour on Wednesday, September 19 with a morning news conference and the media tour will conclude on Friday in Mexico City, where Pacquiao and Marquez will meet with tens of thousands of Marquez fans at the final press conference, which will be open to the public.

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will embark on a three-city international media tour, beginning Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif. …


Boxing News

Weights from Chester, PA

Victor Vasquez 134 vs. Naim Nelson 133.5
(PA State Lightweight Title)
Todd Unthankvs May 181 vs. Taneal Goyco 179
Julio DeJesus 139.5 vs. Gabriel Diaz 139.5
Alex Barbosa 122.5 vs. Arthur Parker 122.75
Jesse Hart 168.5 vs. Lekan Byfield 163
Mark Rideout 243 vs. Lonnie Kornegay 252
Edson Soto 150 vs. Joshua Rivera 150

Venue: Harrahs in Chester, PA
Promoters: Joey Eye Boxing Promotions & David Feldman
1st Bell: 7:30 pm eastern

Victor Vasquez 134 vs. Naim Nelson 133.5 (PA State Lightweight Title) Todd Unthankvs May 181 vs. Taneal Goyco 179 Julio …


Boxing News

Ricky Hatton returning November 24

Former world champion Ricky Hatton officially announced that he’s coming out of retirement on Friday at a press conference in Manchester, England. “No one wants to end their career that way,” Hatton said referring to his last fight (a second round KO loss to Manny Pacquiao in 2009). “It put me into retirement, which I never wanted to do. The manner of that defeat put me into some things which have been well documented…my life turned to mush. The dream is redemption. If a world title comes with it, then so be it.” The 33-year-old Hatton said he will return November 24 in Manchester against an opponent to be named.

Former world champion Ricky Hatton officially announced that he’s coming out of retirement on Friday at a press conference in …


Boxing News

Chavez Jr.-Martinez Live PPV Available ONLINE

Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment announced today that the September 15 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez Mexican Independence Day weekend world middleweight championship event at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment, for $49.95, boasts interactive features unique to the digital platform through MLBAM’s (MLB Advanced Media) technology. The enhanced and unique viewing offers a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic player that will allow viewers to interact and feel an enriched experience. The live online pay-per-view is exclusive to U.S. viewers.

“This pay-per-view offering will complement our current distribution which appeals to sports fans who are engaged in digital platforms on a daily basis. The response was so positive when we did this previously, which was for Pacquiao-Bradley in June, and Pacquiao-Mosley and Pacquiao-Marquez III last year we knew there would be an even bigger demand for Chavez Jr.-Martinez. Sports viewing has entered a new frontier and Top Rank, which has always been at the forefront of integrating new technology to enhance the fans’ experience, will be adding more live digital platforms to future world championship boxing events,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank.

The Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez four-bout pay-per-view live stream will be offered exclusively at www.toprank.tv.

Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment announced today that the September 15 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez Mexican …


Boxing News

Hernandez, Ross make weight

Photo: Team Sauerland

Yoan Pablo Hernandez 199.95 vs. Troy Ross 193.34
(IBF cruiserweight championship)
Dominik Britsch 159.17 vs. Roberto Santos 158.95
Mateusz Masternak 195.77 vs. David Quinonero 197.31
Edmund Gerber 234.13 vs. Michael Sprott 242.51
Marcos Nader 160.28 vs. Damien Bertu 159.84

Venue: Stechert Arena, Bamberg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: ARD (Germany)

Photo: Team Sauerland Yoan Pablo Hernandez 199.95 vs. Troy Ross 193.34 (IBF cruiserweight championship) Dominik Britsch 159.17 vs. Roberto Santos …


Boxing News

Public Invited To Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez Weigh-In

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) and two-division world champion and Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) will go face to face one last time at their official weigh-in today in the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, Nev. 89109.) Open to the public, complimentary general admission tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis. Fans can pick up their general admission tickets at the Wynn Theater box office beginning at 10 a.m. PT on Friday. Fans can also watch the closed circuit feed at the XS night club at Wynn Las Vegas. Doors to the Encore Theater will open at 2:30 p.m. with Chavez Jr. and Martinez scheduled to step on the scale at approximately 3:30 p.m. PT.

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) and two-division world champion and Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 …


Feature Story

“Knockout Kings” undercard promises fireworks

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Gene Blevins / Golden Boy / Hoganphotos

All eight fighters are Saturday’s quadruple header highlighting a title tilt between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez were relatively short on words. To be more precise, short on any type of pre-fight hype in the form of trash talk. Oddly enough, that’s just the way Oscar De La Hoya wanted it.

Crossing his fingers throughout the entire press conference, De La Hoya showed his hand after all fighters spoke their mind heading into the Mexican Independence Day card. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Gene Blevins / Golden Boy / Hoganphotos All eight fighters are Saturday’s quadruple …


Feature Story

Chavez-Martinez undercard presser

Story by Andreas Hale
Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank 

Although the 19,186 fight fans that will by rocking the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas are coming to see one bout on Saturday night, every single other fighter on this card has an opportunity to gain more exposure than they ever had in their career.

The undercard of the highly anticipated middleweight battle between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. will feature several fighters on the cusp of becoming more than just another boxer. With Notre Dame standout Mike Lee, Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux and a super featherweight title showdown between Roman Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr. highlighting the undercard, everyone is jockeying to have their name in the bright lights one day. Knowing that both Martinez and Chavez, Jr. worked their way up from being the undercard, each of these fighters will be looking to seize the opportunity on Saturday night. (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank  Although the 19,186 fight fans that will by rocking the Thomas …


Announcement

“Knockout Kings” Canelo vs. Lopez Official Weigh-In Open To The Public!

The official weigh-in for “Knockout Kings” headlining Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez is open to the public, tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Doors open at noon. For more free, scheduled events . . .  (more…)

The official weigh-in for “Knockout Kings” headlining Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Josesito Lopez is open to the public, tomorrow at …


UFC

The TUF 30

This Friday night, September 14, The Ultimate Fighter begins its 16th season, and when the bell rings on FX at 9pm, 32 welterweight hopefuls will begin competing for glory and a UFC contract. Several of those who have come before them have gone on to become champions and contenders in the Octagon, and the best of the best are listed below in the updated version of the TUF 30 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Boxing Result

Vargas stays unbeaten in Top Rank debut

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Rising welterweight prospect and recent Top Rank acquisition Jessie Vargas had little trouble taking a unanimous decision over the durable but overmatched Aron Martinez in the main event of ESPN special edition of Friday Night Fights that aired on Thursday. The undefeated Vargas (20-0, 9 KOs) had an opponent who came to fight in Martinez but still owned the fight despite a relatively slow start in the early goings. Martinez (18-2-1) would bull his way forward and attempt to work the body but his punches provided little pop and never forced Vargas to drop his hands or leave himself vulnerable. Vargas did catch a few shots along the ropes but would reset himself and utilize his more polished boxing to score when necessary.

A firefight broke out in the 3rd round as Martinez stepped in and welcomed Vargas to an exchange of punches. The heated exchanges continued into the 4th round as Martinez found several openings to land some solid punches but Vargas would strafe Martinez with a straight right hand and began going to work along the ropes to take the round. Martinez refused to back down, however, and kept Vargas busy, but the infighting was still in the Las Vegas fighter’s favor. Although he was game, Martinez simply didn’t have enough power to dissuade Vargas.

Vargas again came alive and settled into his rhythm towards the end of the 7th round landing a blistering combination that shredded Martinez’ torso and a right hand that bounced off of his foe’s head. Martinez had a very strong 9th round but apparently blew his load as Vargas finished the fight strong in the 10th round and earned the unanimous decision with scores of 98-92, 99-91 and 96-94. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside Photos: Mary Ann Owen Rising welterweight prospect and recent Top Rank acquisition …


Boxing News

Weights from Tampa

Glenn Donaire 112 vs. Omar Soto 111.5
(Vacant WBO NABO flyweight title)
Radivoje Kalajdric 173.5 vs. Shannon Anderson 172.8
Charlie Serrano 125.2 vs. Juan Cruz 123.8
Derrick Samuels 152.2 vs. Troy Hall 156.5
Amos Cowart 135.5 vs. Yunier P Rey 133
Jason Barnett 219.5 vs. Terrance Marba 238.2
Kenny Lacy 230.4 vs. Jorge Flores 255.5
Alphonso Black 154.5 vs. Joseph Benjamin 156.2
Willie Jones 147.5 vs. Allen Williams 149.5
Venue: Ala Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, Fla.
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Fight Night
TV: Telemundo

Glenn Donaire 112 vs. Omar Soto 111.5 (Vacant WBO NABO flyweight title) Radivoje Kalajdric 173.5 vs. Shannon Anderson 172.8 Charlie …


Boxing News

“Knockout Kings” final presser quotes & shots

Photos by Gene Blevins / Golden Boy / Hoganphotos

CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion: “I feel so much love, so much support. I want to thank my fans. This is a special moment for me.

“I remember seeing great fighters fight here and fight on this stage such as Mayweather for example. I grew up dreaming about what it would be like to fight on a stage like this and now I am here. I want to take advantage of this fight, this opportunity and stay here for a long time. (more…)

Photos by Gene Blevins / Golden Boy / Hoganphotos CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion: “I feel so much love, …


Boxing News

Weights from Sacramento, Calif.

Courtesy: Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Antoine Ashford 122 vs. Gustovo Rojas 123.5
Rodney Hernandez 233 vs. Bomani Parker 246.5
Max Becerra 138 vs. Johnny Frazier 137
Mike Guy 167.5 vs. Harry Gopaul 173

Venue: Woodlake Hotel.
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni (Uppercut Promotions).
Date: 9-14-12

Courtesy: Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Antoine Ashford 122 vs. Gustovo Rojas 123.5 Rodney Hernandez 233 vs. Bomani Parker 246.5 Max …










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