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

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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.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Weights from Atlantic City, NJ

By Chris Perry

Dorin Spivey 134.5 vs. Rod Salka 135
Frankie Filippone 168 vs. Reggie La Crete 170
Dorsett Barnwell 250 vs. Shun Lewis 221
Antowyan Aikens 168 vs. Steve Tyner 168

Venue: Tropicana Casino and Resort Showroom
Promoter: Dee Lee Promotions, LLC
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi

By Chris Perry Dorin Spivey 134.5 vs. Rod Salka 135 Frankie Filippone 168 vs. Reggie La Crete 170 Dorsett Barnwell …


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Marquez-Viloria Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) and WBO flyweight king Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) faced off Thursday at a press conference to announce their November 17 unification showdown at the famous Los Angeles Sports Arena. Marquez vowed to give the fight of his life, while Viloria said he plans to continue his winning streak against Mexicans and then go onto face WBA light flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez in March.

It was also announced Gonzalez (33-0, 28 KOs) will defend his, WBA title against Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (22-1, 18 KOs) on the same card. Tickets go on sale for the next week at the Sports Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) and WBO flyweight king Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 …



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Da Bomb ready for Superman

Report and photo by Dave Spencer

Seeing is believing for super-midlleweight Donovan George, so when the Chicago fighter finally stepped onto the scales with opponent Adonis Stevenson Thursday afternoon, he was finally reasonably assured that the fight for the #1 spot in the IBF that has had its share of stops and starts over the past few months was finally going to happen. “I actually believe it’s going to happen now,” said George after stepping off the scales after tipping them at 167.2 pounds in advance of his Friday showdown at the Bell Centre in Montreal. “Leading up to the fight I was just waiting for that phone call telling me something bad had happened. I’m very excited, I’m very well prepared, and we’re coming out here to win.” (more…)

Report and photo by Dave Spencer Seeing is believing for super-midlleweight Donovan George, so when the Chicago fighter finally stepped …


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Weights from St. Charles, Missouri

By Clint Rosser
Photos: Bob Barton

Jose Pedraza 133 vs. Tevin Farmer 133.5
Jonathan Cepeda 161.5 vs. Lamar Russ 161.5
Jermaine Taylor 161.5 vs. Michi Munoz 162
Dannie Williams 139 vs. Rynell Griffin 136
Chris Rapa 158 vs. Zac Kelley 159
Tor Hamer 229 vs. Dominic Alexander 209
Jose Ponce 213 vs. Quintell Thompson 197
Kevin Engle 173 vs. Shannon Miller 174
Nick Reeder 195.5 vs. Keith Jackson 196

Venue: The Ameristar Casino
TV: Showtime
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions
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By Clint Rosser Photos: Bob Barton Jose Pedraza 133 vs. Tevin Farmer 133.5 Jonathan Cepeda 161.5 vs. Lamar Russ 161.5 …




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Donaire-Nishioka roundtable pics

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO/IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire poses during a jam-packed roundtable media day Thursday for his upcoming world championship fight against WBC Diamond Champion Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, Saturday, October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. Promoted by Top Rank in association with Teiken Promotions and Tecete, this sensational night of boxing, which also includes a clash between big punching super lightweights Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado, will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank WBO/IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire poses during a jam-packed roundtable media day …


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Rios-Salguero in IBF eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian Luis Rios (17-1-1, 12 KOs) and Mexican Felipe Salguero (16-3-1, 11 KOs) will clash in an IBF light flyweight eliminator on October 25 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. The winner between Rios and Salguero will be the mandatory challenger for current IBF world champion John Riel Casimero. The event will be hosted by Promociones Eventos del Istmo and broadcast on TVMax.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Panamanian Luis Rios (17-1-1, 12 KOs) and Mexican Felipe Salguero (16-3-1, 11 KOs) will clash in …


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Weights from Hamburg

Rakhim Chakhkiev 199.7 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 199.9
Ina Menzer 125.4 vs. Renata Donsodi 123.7
Vitali Tajbert 136.7 vs. Michal Dufek 136.7
Ismail Özen 172 vs. Michal Bilak 174.2
Samariddin Holboev 130.1 vs. Andrei Hramyka 130.1
Samir Said 163.1 vs. Milan Ruso 156.5
Surik Donsdean 169.8 vs. Butrint Rama 169.8
Maria Lindberg 152.5 vs. Floarea Lihet 152.1
Sebastian Real 198.6 vs. Yavuz Keles 194

Promoter: Universum
Venue: Wandsbek Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Rakhim Chakhkiev 199.7 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 199.9 Ina Menzer 125.4 vs. Renata Donsodi 123.7 Vitali Tajbert 136.7 vs. Michal Dufek …


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Jermain Taylor: I am ready for the best

Photos: Bob Barton

Tomorrow night former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18KOs) will step back into the ring and continue on his comeback trail as he takes on Raul Munoz (21-15-1, 16KOs) in a 10-round middleweight bout, highlights of which will be aired on ShoBox.

“I feel great. Physically and mentally I feel I am on the top of my game,” said Taylor. “I am ready to go out there and make a statement. I want to show the world that I am ready for the best that the middleweight division has to offer. I fully expect to be fighting for a world title belt sometime early next year.” (more…)

Photos: Bob Barton Tomorrow night former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18KOs) will step back into the …



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Wladimir Klitschko: Emanuel Steward is still my coach and my friend and that will NEVER change!

Statement from Wladimir Klitschko regarding his trainer Emanuel Steward, who is recovering from stomach surgery and not able to train Wlad for his November 10 defense against Mariusz Wach at the
O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany:

I don’t understand why some so-called “friendly people,” for instance the coach of Wach, are burying Emanuel Steward and my career simply because Emanuel is not physically at my training camp and may not be at my fight. Emanuel is my man and always will be. He is still my lead coach even if he is not actually present at the start of camp and may not be at the fight (which is not 100% confirmed yet).

Only Emanuel, my team and I know how the two of us work to prepare for a fight as well as all of our work over the last 9 years.

What I will tell you about our work together is that the most important part is just talking. Talking about boxing and strategy. We talk a lot!!! What do they think? We can’t continue doing this? Thanks to modern technology we can and will. My entire team, including Emanuel, will stay the same with NO changes!

The family, friends and fans around the world all wish Emanuel Steward a fast recovery and I’m sure he’ll be back in the ring as a coach and as an analyst on the HBO boxing broadcast that he enjoys so much!

In the end, I have a short message to the “friendly people” I mentioned above…..

Back off and show some respect! Stop trying to bury the man alive! Emanuel Steward is still my coach and my friend and that will NEVER change! I’m looking forward seeing you all in the ring on November 10th!

Wladimir Klitschko

Statement from Wladimir Klitschko regarding his trainer Emanuel Steward, who is recovering from stomach surgery and not able to train …


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Stevenson, George make weight

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Adonis Stevenson 168 vs. Donovan George 167.2
David Lemieux 163.6 vs. Alvaro Gaona 161.8
Kevin Bizier 152.2 vs. Patryk Litkiewicz 152.8
John O’Donnell 149.2 vs. Tomas Mendez **
Oscar Rivas 242.4 vs. Joey Dawejko 251.6
Didier Bence 222.8 vs. Harold Sconiers 217.2
Eleider Alvarez 176.6 vs. Daniel Regi 179

Promoter: GYM
Venue: Bell Centre
Television: WealthTV (USA) Indigo (Canada)

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Adonis Stevenson 168 vs. Donovan George 167.2 David Lemieux 163.6 vs. Alvaro Gaona 161.8 Kevin Bizier …


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Preview: UFC 153-Silva vs. Bonnar

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr

“There’s nothing wrong with fun fights.” – Dana White, UFC president.

Let me be perfectly clear, the Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar main event at this weekend’s UFC 153 is going to be a pretty damn entertaining fight. It will be “fun” in the same way watching Mike Tyson maul opponents in his prime (and the subsequent bouts that followed his release from jail) was fun – and well worth the price of pay-per-view, because watching people get knocked senseless is pretty damn entertaining when you throw in alcohol, food and friends. (more…)

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr “There’s nothing wrong with fun fights.” – Dana White, UFC president. Let me be perfectly …


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Boytsov sick, pulls out of Airich fight

WBO #1 heavyweight Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) has pulled out of Friday’s fight with popular “Sandmann” Konstantin Airich (23-7-2, 17 KOs) citing a nasal and sinus inflammation. The card at the Wandsbek Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany, will go on as scheduled with cruiserweight terror Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0, 11 KOs) against Epifanio Mendoza (34-14-1, 30 KOs) in the main event.

WBO #1 heavyweight Denis Boytsov (31-0, 25 KOs) has pulled out of Friday’s fight with popular “Sandmann” Konstantin Airich (23-7-2, …



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Price-Harrison Presser

Heavyweights David Price and Audley Harrison were face-to-face Wednesday at a head-to-head press conference at the Cafe Sports England in Liverpool in advance of Saturday’s showdown at the Liverpool Echo Arena, which can be seen in the U.S. on WealthTV.

Audley Harrison: I have gone full circle and my spirit is renewed for boxing. Some of the fights I lost, I was fighting the system and haven’t been able to control my emotions. The only person who can make me retire is David Price and he will have to beat me with skill and ability.

David Price: I am delighted to hear that Audley has had a good training camp and has renewed spirit because I would gain no satisfaction from beating up on him like David Haye did. I want him to come and fight and provide the fans with value for money.

The October 13 Price-Harrison event is 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.

Heavyweights David Price and Audley Harrison were face-to-face Wednesday at a head-to-head press conference at the Cafe Sports England in …


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Unbeaten heavyweights collide in Hong Kong

By Jeffrey Pamungkas

Former Australian MMA fighter Lucas Browne (13-0, 12 KOs) will face a tough opponent from UK, Richard Towers (14-0, 11 KOs). Both undefeated heavyweight KO artists will collide at Hong Kong Convention Towers and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai, HK, on December 11 in a Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator with the winner in line to face the current heavyweight Commonwealth champion, David Price of UK.

In the co-feature, local hero Rex Tso (7-0, 4 KOs) will appear in the ring fighting for the ABCO super flyweight title and the opponent shall be announced later.

Ricky Hatton’s Hatton Promotions has established “Hatton Promotions Asia Pacific” in HK, and plans to present big events in Hong Kong, China and the Asia Pacific region on a regular basis. This event is billed as “The Road to Glory” and promises to be of the biggest boxing events ever in Hong Kong.

By Jeffrey Pamungkas Former Australian MMA fighter Lucas Browne (13-0, 12 KOs) will face a tough opponent from UK, Richard …


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Jorge Pazos on fighting “a proud gay man”

Featherweight Jorge Pazos (20-4, 13 KOs) arrived Wednesday at Orlando International Airport in advance of next Friday’s October 19 bout against Orlando Cruz. Cruz just last week announced he was a “proud gay man,” – the first active boxer having pronounced so, in boxing history.

“The simple fact that he declared himself a homosexual does not take anything away that he’s a great boxer. He has two hands and two legs to move around and it’s going to be a great fight,” said Pazos, from Guamuchi, Sinaloa, Mexico, who is fighting for only the second time outside his home country. More + VIDEO!!!

Featherweight Jorge Pazos (20-4, 13 KOs) arrived Wednesday at Orlando International Airport in advance of next Friday’s October 19 bout …



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Ramsay busy at The Bell

By Dave Spencer
Photos Herby Whyne

Trainer Mark Ramsay is in for a busy time Friday night as boxing action returns to the Bell Centre in Montreal. The chief second who is best known for his work with former world champion Jean Pascal and the man behind Antonin Decarie’s recent victory on HBO will be firing on all cylinders on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson versus Donovan George in an IBF super-middleweight elimination fight. The event will be televised in the USA on WealthTV.

While Ramsay will be able to take a seat for the main event, he is working the corners for five of the six undercard fights. FightNews caught with the busy trainer and asked what to expect Friday for all his fighters and where they stand currently. Click here for full story

The October 12th Stevenson-George event is 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.

By Dave Spencer Photos Herby Whyne Trainer Mark Ramsay is in for a busy time Friday night as boxing action …


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French prospect Djelkhir retires

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten French Junior Featherweight Khedafi Djelkir (14-0, 10 KOs), a Silver Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has decided to hang up his gloves, putting an end to what appeared to be a promising career. The 28-year-old Djelkhir declared in a statement that his decision was prompted by the dire state of professional boxing in France. “There is no TV, there are no promotors. The truth of the matter is that professional boxing is dying in France. What is therefore the purpose of training and making all kind of sacrifices if you cannot support your family and if you are not given the proper tools to succeed?” declared a dejected Khedafi. (more…)

By Robert Coster Unbeaten French Junior Featherweight Khedafi Djelkir (14-0, 10 KOs), a Silver Medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, …


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Alvarado: “I’m ready to go!”

Interview by Bill Green
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Former World Lightweight champion, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) of Oxnard, California, moves up in weight to battle Denver, Colorado’s undefeated world rated Mike “Mile High” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) for the #1 WBO Jr. Welterweight spot in what appears to be a classic slugfest. The Alvarado vs. Rios showdown will be the televised co-feature for the HBO Boxing After Dark main event involving WBC/IBF Jr Featherweight champion, Nonito “ The Filipino Flash” Donaire 29-1 (18) vs. WBC Bantamweight champion,Toshiaki Noshiaki 39-4-3 (29) at the Home Depot Center, located in Carson, California.

Fightnews sat down with Alvarado after a recent workout. (more…)

Interview by Bill Green Photos by Chris Cozzone Former World Lightweight champion, Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) of …


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Dorin Spivey ready for a world title shot!

By Chris Perry 

NABA Lightweight Champion Dorin Spivey returns to Atlantic City this Friday to defend his title at “Go Fight Friday Night!” promoted by Diane Fischer Cristiano of Dee Lee Promotions at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

Spivey (41-6-0, 30 KOs) of Portsmouth, Virginia brought the Tropicana Showroom crowd to their feet in what many hailed as a Fight-of-the-Year candidate with a seventh round stoppage over the hardcore veteran Victor Vasquez. He hopes to do the same this Friday against “Lighting” Rod Salka (16-1-0, 3 KOs) of Bunola, Pennsylvania in the ten-round featured bout of “Go Fight Friday Night!” (more…)

By Chris Perry  NABA Lightweight Champion Dorin Spivey returns to Atlantic City this Friday to defend his title at “Go …


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Cartagena and Rivera headline East Coast pride

East Coast pride will be on the line at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night, October 12th, when former three-time top rated US amateur, and undefeated North Philly bantamweight sensation Philly Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (5-0, 3 KOs), faces his toughest test to date in battle-tested Jose “Chili” Rivera (3-6-2) of Brooklyn, New York in the six round bantamweight main event of the evening. (more…)

East Coast pride will be on the line at the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night, October …


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Fontanez-Nater heats up

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

Hard-hitting undefeated Jeffrey “Baby” Dynamite” Fontanez (8-0, 7 KOs) made it clear that despite being only 20 years of age, he’s is ready to face the great challenges in the lightweight division. Fontanez will clash this Saturday against John Nater. “I have trained very strong for this fight. We have implemented a plan that we know we’re going to work perfectly to obtain the victory. Nater says that I haven’t had the right opponents to build up my record. Just want to let him know that he lives in wonderland when he talks about boxing, I have more than 100 amateurs fights and on Saturday night I will turn off his lights,” Fontanez stated.

While his opponent John Nater almost bends in many fights to “Baby Dynamite” with 14 pro fights and an extensive background as amateur fighter “I’m ready for Jeffrey, he thinks I’m like the other opponents he has faced, but this time he is in trouble he has no experience to face me,” said Nater. (more…)

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto Hard-hitting undefeated Jeffrey “Baby” Dynamite” Fontanez (8-0, 7 KOs) made it clear that despite being …


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Donaire/Nishioka; Rios/Alvarado Workouts

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Only three days remain for this weekend’s showdown’s between WBO/IBF jr. featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and WBC Diamond super bantamweight champion Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) as well as Oxnard’s Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) as he takes on Mike “Mile High” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) of Denver. The four were on hand Wednesday afternoon at Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California working out for media as they get ready for Saturday nights HBO Boxing After Dark card from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

“Expect an all action card you will see these four guys that know how to fight going at each other, it is going to be tremendous,” Arum said on the topic of Saturday’s card. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Only three days remain for this weekend’s showdown’s between WBO/IBF jr. featherweight champion …


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UFC 153 open workout quotes, shots

(Photos courtesy of UFC) The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Pay-Per-View this Saturday when the world’s greatest martial artist – long-reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson “The Spider” Silva – steps up to light heavyweight to face Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar.

The three-round special attraction is the main event of UFC 153, which features six fights on the Pay-Per-View main card, including a heavyweight showdown between Brazilian icon “Minotauro” Nogueira and Dave Herman and a chance to see two of the most exciting new talents in the UFC – Glover Teixeira and Erick Silva – take on serious tests in Fábio Maldonado and Jon Fitch, respectively. (more…)

(Photos courtesy of UFC) The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Pay-Per-View this Saturday when the world’s greatest martial artist …


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Segura returns against G Donaire

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA and WBO light flyweight world champion Giovanni Segura (28-2-1, 24 KOs) will be coming back against to the Filipino Glenn “Bomber” Donaire (19-5-2, 10 KOs) on December 8 at a venue to be announced. The event will be presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast by Televisa. The co-main event will be the current WBF super flyweight champion Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (24-2-1, 14 KOs) against Filipino Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs). The rest of the event will be announced in the coming days.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA and WBO light flyweight world champion Giovanni Segura (28-2-1, 24 KOs) will be coming …


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Stevenson: It is unfortunate for George because I’m hungry and I’m getting my rage on him

The main players in the opening act of the “Fast & Furious 3.0” series for the 2012-2013 season are in town for this Friday night’s (Oct. 12) event at the Bell Centre, as slugger Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs), of Longueuil, takes on brawler Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs), of Chicago, Illinois, in a fight that can be seen in the USA on WealthTV.

The winner will become the mandatory challenger to the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion, Englishman Carl Froch. Stevenson returned to Montreal this past Sunday from his Detroit training camp with his cornermen, Dereck Colemon and Jayvan Hill.

“It is unfortunate for George because I’m hungry and I’m getting my rage on him,” Stevenson said. “It will hurt Friday when I am victorious. I want to dedicate this fight to my trainer, Emanuel Steward, who is still hospitalized. I know what a triumph means for my career, so my mind is totally focused on my opponent.” (more…)

The main players in the opening act of the “Fast & Furious 3.0” series for the 2012-2013 season are in …


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Potapov joins Global-Box Promotion

Photo: Global-Box Promotion

Oleg Bruskov, President of Global Box-Promotion, has reached an agreement with Fightnews.com writer and boxing commentator Alex Potapov to became development manager for Global Box-Promotion. “We have a young company, so we need young, talented and creative experts,” Bruskov said. “Alex is just what we were looking for. I have no doubt that his experience will benefit our promotional company.” (more…)

Photo: Global-Box Promotion Oleg Bruskov, President of Global Box-Promotion, has reached an agreement with Fightnews.com writer and boxing commentator Alex …


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Khan comments on new trainer

On Tuesday in London, former unified super lightweight champion Amir Khan spoke to the media about his December 15 fight with Carlos Molina at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. After two straight losses, Khan has replaced trainer Freddie Roach with Andre Ward trainer Virgil Hunter. “We have spoken quite a bit already,” said Khan. “We discussed the fact that I am an offensive fighter, but now it’s time to be a smart fighter, to win fights with my brain. (more…)

On Tuesday in London, former unified super lightweight champion Amir Khan spoke to the media about his December 15 fight …


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WBA champ Jones to defend in Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Don King announced today in Panama City that the Panamanain WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30 KOs) will conduct an optional defense against American Andre Taylor (21-2-2, 8 KOs) on October 27 in Venezuela. Initially Jones was to have faced interim WBA champion Dennis Lebedev, but King met Lebedev representatives in Panama and made an agreement to do Jones-Lebedev after this fight.

Apparently the WBA and King have agreements with the Government of Panama and the Government of Venezuela to do boxing events. King met with Panama President Ricardo Martinelli and also had praise for the newly elected Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Don King announced today in Panama City that the Panamanain WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones …


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Mulovhedsi to make first defense of SA title

By Ron Jackson

Tsiko Mulovhedsi makes the first defense of his South African welterweight title when he meets Kyle Smith at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. The 25-year-old Mulovhedsi (5-7-3, 2 KOs) made his pro debut in July 2005 with a first round stoppage win over Andre Bailey, but only won two of his next ten fights up to October 2009. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Tsiko Mulovhedsi makes the first defense of his South African welterweight title when he meets Kyle Smith …


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Tor Hamer returns Friday

In his first ring appearance since winning the Prizefighter Tournament in the U.K. this past June, Tor Hamer (18-1, 11 KOs) faces Dominque Alexander (23-14-1, 11 KOs) in an eight-round, non-televised heavyweight matchup on Friday night at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri.

In other off-TV action, hometown favorite Dannie Williams (21-2, 17 KOs) will be looking to get back into the win column as he takes on Rynell Griffin (6-10-2, 2 KOs) in an eight round lightweight clash. (more…)

In his first ring appearance since winning the Prizefighter Tournament in the U.K. this past June, Tor Hamer (18-1, 11 …


Announcement

Nov 10th is “Coming Home” at the New Jersey Motorsports

Gulfstream Boxing Promotions and Nedal Boxing Promotions will present the “Coming Home” event on November 10th at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, New Jersey. In the main event, undefeated jr middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will see action against an opponent to be named in a six round bout.

LaManna (9-0, 5 KOs) will be fighting in his hometown of Millville for the very first time and the bout takes place just two days before his 21st birthday. (more…)

Gulfstream Boxing Promotions and Nedal Boxing Promotions will present the “Coming Home” event on November 10th at the New Jersey …


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Broner-DeMarco/Mitchell-Banks Quotes

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the November 17 clash between former WBO jr lightweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (24-0, 20 KOs) and reigning WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 21 KOs) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey in the main event of HBO card that also features undefeated heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) against Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) in a bout that was rescheduled when Mitchell suffered a hand injury forcing him to withdraw from the original date in July.

Adrien Broner: “I’m not coming just to win this fight, I’m coming to knock DeMarco out. This fight is speed vs. power and it’s going to be just another day in the ring for me. Going up in weight is going to be different and I know he can hit, but you can’t hit what you can’t see and I’m too fast and furious for him. Power is nothing if you can’t connect; it’s like moving a sack of rocks.”

Antonio DeMarco: “This is another tough fight that has been presented to me and I’m going to do everything to keep my WBC title. Broner talks a big game but he’s never been in the ring with a hungry Mexican fighter like me. I wanted this fight from the moment it was offered to me because I know I’ll be the first person to beat Broner and put him in his place. When I put my hands on him, he’ll regret his decision to move up to my division.”

Seth Mitchell: “It’s taken a while, but I’m happy to finally be back in action and fighting a great opponent like Johnathon Banks. I love fighting in Atlantic City because I know my fans from Maryland and the D.C. area will be out in force cheering me on. I am going to give them all a great fight.”

Johnathon Banks: “I’m looking to steal the show on November 17. I’ll prove what a true boxer at the highest level can do against a football player. The winner of our fight should be next in line for a title shot. I plan on making sure that winner is me.”

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the November 17 clash between former WBO jr lightweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner …


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Hearns Back In Action

By Bob Ryder

Friday night brings the return of Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns to the Detroit area as he seeks to rebound from two consecutive defeats including a knockout loss to Erislandy Lara, as he takes on Derrick Findley of Gary, IN. Hearns will headline the show at the Sportsplex in the Motor City suburb of Taylor on the card presented by promoters George Kaltsas and Thomas Hearns (Hitman Entertainment). The main event is scheduled for 8 rounds.

Another feature fight has Detroit’s newly crowned WBC United States welterweight champ Lanardo Tyner taking on Angel Rios of the Bronx, NY in a non title 6 rounder. Rios was last seen in a Michigan ring in June when he gave Holland’s Johnny Garcia all he could handle over the distance. (more…)

By Bob Ryder Friday night brings the return of Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns to the Detroit area as he …










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