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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) ...

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Boxing News

Bayless to work Cotto-Mayweather?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Kenny Bayless, considered one of the best referees in boxing today, is the leading candidate to officiate the May 5 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas between WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and four-division undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. Bayless, 62, was the referee in Cotto fights against Antonio Margarito in 2008 and Manny Pacquiao in 2009 and in Mayweather Jr. fights against Oscar de la Hoya in 2007 and Sugar Shane Mosley in 2010. Along with Bayless, it sounds like the name of Jay Nady is also under consideration.



April 23rd, 2012

Feature Story

Stevenson ready to “go green?”

By Dave Spencer

With the talk of the natural rivalry with fellow Montrealer and IBF champion Lucian Bute still continuing, hard-hitting Adonis Stevenson and his team have opened up their options of “going green” on this Earth Day weekend. With the usual rabid media contingent trying to get their questions in, Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel was forced to answer from a slightly different source Friday night. “What would happen if Ward vacates the title as he said he might do? What would happen then?” Under normal circumstances, such a question might illicit murmurs or groans seeing as the promoter had just addressed it moments earlier, but seeing as the man with the microphone was Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward, Michel was given every courtesy to address the query, just in case the gathered masses missed it the first time.

“It means that Adonis will be fighting Anthony Dirrell for the vacant title,” said the promoter, reiterating what he had just said. Andre Ward who also owns the WBA title at 168 was thought to be penciled in for a June 2nd date in his hometown of Oakland California and has not officially abdicated the WBC belt, but he has all but assured he won’t be facing his mandatory challenger in the younger Dirrell brother. “I don’t have a lot of interest,” Ward recently told Sports Illustrated, “I consider Anthony a good fighter, a brother. But the networks won’t be interested.” It should be noted though that today’s L.A. press conference for the Bay area fight does not include the Super-six winner in what is already a stacked card. (More)



April 23rd, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

Ivan Morales 114.8 vs. Edgar Martinez 115
Emilio Bojorquez 142 vs. Abner Lopez 142
Osvaldo Castro 115.7 vs. Luis Gonzalez 115.7
Pedro Melo 115.7 vs. Juan Jimenez 117.2
Pablo Armenta 131 vs. Wilbert Ortiz 129
Christian Bojorquez 126.9 vs. Benjamin Garcia 122.5
Adrian Vargas 140.4 vs. Gerardo Chavez 140.4
Javier Mendoza 116 vs. Cristian Aguilar 117.9
Cesar De La Mora 121 vs. Rosalio Alvarez 121.5

When: Monday, April 23rd
Where: Tijuana Municipal Auditorium
Promoter: Box Latino
TV: BoxLatino.com



April 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Trout to defend against Delvin

World ranked junior middleweight contender Delvin “EL Peligro” Rodriguez has signed on to challenge defending WBA World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout on Saturday, June 2nd at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing. The twelve round Rodriguez/Trout clash will be broadcast on Showtime as part of their scheduled “quadruple header” evening of professional boxing that also features IBO cruiserweight titlist Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver against Lateef Kayode, middleweight Winky Wright against Peter Quillin and bantamweight Vusi Malinga against Leo Santa Cruz.



April 23rd, 2012


Boxing News

Camp notes: Vargas, Latimore

Photos courtesy of Mayweather Promotions (Latimore) and Hoganphotos/Golden Boy (Vargas)

Jr welterweight Jessie Vargas and jr middleweight DeAndre Latimore – who are both promoted by Mayweather Promotions – recently shared their thoughts with FightNews regarding their respective bouts on the May 5th “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” pay-per-view event.

 

Jessie Vargas
Are you excited about fighting on May 5?

Every time I step into the ring, I not only look at it as another opportunity to perform and showcase my skills, but to prove myself and gain more experience inside the ring. I know that “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” is the biggest fight of the year and I’m excited to be featured on the pay-per-view undercard. This is the second time I have fought on HBO Pay-Per-View®, which is something that some fighters never get to do in their careers, so I am not taking it for granted. I am ready to show the world what I’m about and what I have to offer. (more…)



April 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Pascal-Cloud set for Showtime

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

FightNews caught up with former WBC light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal this weekend and the Montreal fighter was charged now that his upcoming fight with Tavoris Cloud is all but a done deal. “I can’t wait for my next fight,” Pascal told FightNews, “We made a deal with Cloud, the deal is done, and we’re just waiting on a TV date from Showtime. I’m supposed to be fighting on either July 7th or August 11th and I can’t wait to get back in the ring.” While the negotiations were a long arduous process with Cloud and his promoter Don King, Pascal said he prepared to give everything to his preparation and another crack at supremacy at 175 pounds. “No doubt, no pain gain, I’m prepared to work hard and become champion for the second time. I think the match-up against Cloud will please the crowd, and you know me, I’m a crowd pleaser. It’s going to be a great fight, it’s going to be a war, I’ve been to hell, and I’m ready to go to hell again.”



April 23rd, 2012

Photo Gallery

Vera-Washington: Photo Report

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Stacey Verbeek

Middleweight contender Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) got back to his winning ways with a workmanlike 8 round unanimous decision against the tough and durable Taronze Washington (14-17, 7 KOs) for the WPBF International middleweight title on Saturday night at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. After only 3 weeks with new trainer Ronnie Shields, Vera got back to basics to score the one-sided victory. The scores read 79-73 twice and 80-72.

Vera was happy to get out of his former hometown with a win although he was not completely satisfied with his performance.

“I feel like I did alright, it’s a work in progress, I got hit too much overall. I am doing things I am supposed to be doing, so it’s a work in progress so far,” Vera stated after the fight. (more…)



April 23rd, 2012

Announcement

Get Well Soon, Mike Greenhill

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Fightnews.com sends its fondest well-wishes to one of the truly great people in this business — ace photographer Mike Greenhill. Mike recently suffered a heart attack and is recovering at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. According to his family, Mike is recovering very rapidly and has been moving around his hospital room. Talking is still an issue but his memory and, indeed his love of sports, is still intact. Mike has been a fixture at many boxing cards up and down the East Coast and into Canada.



April 23rd, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mares vs. Morel

Ringside by Ricardo Trujillo
Photos courtesy of Tom Casino/Showtime 

Moving up in weight to fight at a catchweight of 120 lbs for the 122 WBC super bantam title, Abner Mares totally dominated Puerto Rican rival, former champ Eric Morel, in a classic Puerto Rican vs. Mexican matchup. “Battle of the Border,” promoted by Golden Boy and staged at the Don Haskins Center on the University of Texas at El Paso campus, was a treat for the 4,000 fans in attendance and the Showtime international audience. (more…)



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing News

Patompothong and Sakkreerin victorious

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand 140 pounder Patomsuk Patompothong (17-1-1, 11 KOs) stopped Filipino Mike “Tyson” Tumbaga (12-16-2) in round two of a scheduled twelve round IBF Pan Pacific championship bout at Sarape School in Chiangmai, Thailand that was televised nationally on channel seven network, on Friday. Both boxers went toe-to-toe in round one and in round two Tumbaga was dropped by a power shot to the head and shortly after at 2:18 the referee crowned Patompothong. “Patomsuk showed good power to stop Tumbaga who had boxed world rated Prawett Singwancha and Thai Tor Silachai,” said Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang. For more details and photos click here…



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Sanchez II retains Cabofe title

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II (28-4-3, 17 KOs) knocked out compatriot Marino Montiel (33-17-2, 17 KOs) with a two-punch combination at 1:46 of the third round to retain his WBC Featherweight CABOFE title for the fourth time in front of about 4,000 spectators on Saturday night at the Estadio Jose Lerma Perez in Ocoyoacac, Mexico. “It’s a new victory and more to my people but I want to fight as soon as possible and I feel I am very close to a world title opportunity. I’ve been moving and I’m training hard for that night. I’m not so new after seven years and I’m pushing my limits with my effort and desire,” said Sanchez II. Click here for more photos…



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing News

Fletcher defeats Piper

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian middleweight champion Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (12-0, 7 KOs) retained the title with a clear ten round decision over Les Piper (14-10-3, 3 KOs) that was televised throughout Australia on Foxtel cable television network on Friday from the Grand Star Receptions in Altona North, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The aggressive Piper made Fletcher work for every point but at the conclusion of ten action rounds the skilled Fletcher won by scores: Dale Westerman 100-92, Samantha Bulner 99-91, Ignatius Missaliadis 99-91. Fletcher is a former 2006 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist who defeated current world rated IBF #15 Adonis Stevenson in the final and also IBF #14 James DeGale. Fletcher is trained by Steve Dellar and looks destined for international professional recognition. For more details and photos click here…



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Veto destroys Juuko

By Oliver Duetschler

GBU light welterweight champion Gabor Veto (28-0-0, 22 KOs) scored a second round KO over former champion “The Destroyer” Justin Juuko (40-11-1, 30 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the Hotel Marsoel in Chur, Switzerland. Veto dropped Juuko in the second round, sending him to the canvas with a powerful right hook and referee Jozo Gabric counted Juuko out.



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing News

Sato to meet official challenger Lopez

By Joe Koizumi

Newly crowned WBC super-flyweight champ Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12 KOs), an elongated Japanese speedster, will make his initial defense against official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-3-1, 15 KOs), a Filipino hard-puncher, in Yokohama, Japan, on July 8. Sato lately dethroned formidable Thailander Suriyan Sor Rungvisai by dropping him twice this March, while Lopez acquired the WBC silver belt by halting Oscar Ibarra in eight frames in Mexico last September. It will be a highly anticipated mandatory fight ordered by the WBC, which seems very competitive.



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Ohba defeats Dalut

By Joe Koizumi

Formerly world-rated ex-Japanese bantam champ Kohei Ohba (30-2-1, 12 KOs), 120, decked his comeback triumph after his bitter failure to win the OPBF throne from Rolly Matsushita via eleventh-round TKO defeat last December as he outpunched durable and game Filipino Ronnie Rex Dalut (6-4, 2 KOs), 118.5, to win a unanimous nod (77-75, 78-75 and 80-73) over eight hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Kobe, Japan. Ohba, who respects Floyd Mayweather and always attempts to imitate his style, often stayed with his back to the ropes, which should be corrected not to lose more points from the viewpoint of aggressiveness. Ohba displayed good jabs and solid straight rights to the onrushing Filipino. (more…)



April 22nd, 2012

UFC

Jones decisions Evans in ‘satisfying’ victory

"It wasn't pretty, but it was effective," says Jones

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

In his third UFC light heavyweight title defense, Jon Jones (16-1) defeated bitter rival Rashad Evans (22-2-1) via unanimous decision in the headlining bout of UFC 145.

In spite of vows to finish the other, both men were unusually cautious for the bulk of the title tilt.

Jones closed the distance in opener and was rocked by a head kick late in the round. It was all downhill for the challenger from there. (more…)



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Jose M. Cotto tops Eric Cruz

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promociones

Super lightweight contender Jose Miguel Cotto (33-3-1, 24 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Eric Cruz (13-9-3, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Cotto dropped Cruz with a left hook in round one and almost finished him, but had to go the full ten, winning by scores of 99-89, 98-90, 97-87. Click here for more photos…



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Mijares KOs Julio, Donaire next?

Former unified super flyweight world champion Cristian Mijares (45-6-2, 21 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Eddy Julio (13-4-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Poliforum Unidad Deportiva Centenario in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. A right hand finished Julio at the 2:47 mark. Next up for Mijares could be a fight with Nonito Donaire in July.

Lightweight Marvin Quintero (25-3, 20 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Al Sabaupan (18-1-1, 13 KOs) in round nine of an IBF eliminator. Quintero is now the #1 contender and mandatory challenger to face IBF champion Miguel Vázquez (30-3, 13 KOs).



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Narvaez defeats Cabrera

In his first fight since since suffering his first career loss to Nonito Donaire last October, WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) won a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over Jose Cabrera (20-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Narvaez outboxed Cabrera all the way. Cabrera was deducted points in rounds eight and ten.



April 22nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Mares, Moreno win in El Paso

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Unbeaten former bantamweight world champion Abner Mares (24-0-1, 13 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over former two-time world champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel (46-3, 23 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC super bantamweight belt on Saturday night at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Mares was faster and busier as he piled up the rounds en route to a 120-107, 119-109, 119-109.

Mares, who recently vacated the IBF bantamweight title, brought considerable power up to 122 pounds and seemed to sacrifice none of his hand speed. “I felt a lot stronger at this weight,” said Mares. I felt complete. I have to say Eric was very strong. I was surprised he withstood the pressure. He went out like a true champion. That last round was a great round for both of us. I feel I still need to improve. I am still learning. Sometimes I make it brawl when I don’t have to, so there’s definitely more I can do.”

WBA bantamweight “super” champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KOs) made the tenth successful defense of his 118lb belt with a one-sided ninth round stoppage of David “Morita” de la Mora (24-2, 17 KOs). Moreno dropped de la Mora in rounds two and six and de la Mora indicated he had enough after round nine. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

Vera victorious in Fort Worth

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Middleweight contender Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) got back to his winning ways with a workmanlike 8 round unanimous decision against the tough and durable Taronze Washington (14-17, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. After only 3 weeks with new trainer Ronnie Shields, Vera got back to basics to score the victory. The scores read 79-73 twice and 80-72.

Lightweight Miguel Buendia (8-1-1, 5 KOs) dropped Rasool Shakoor (5-8-2, 1 KO) three times before ending the fight with a KO at 2:42 of the very first round. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

Matthews upsets Crolla

Unheralded Derry Matthews (30-6-1, 16 KOs) scored a shock sixth round TKO to rip the British lightweight title from defending champion Anthony Crolla (23-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oldham Sports Centre in Oldham, England. Matthews dropped Crolla in round three with an uppercut and battered him until the bout was waved off.



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

Balzsay stops Sartison late

By Karl Freitag

WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (25-2, 18 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over former champion Dimitri Sartison (29-2, 18 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night at the Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Balzsay dropped Sartison in the twelfth round and then battered him to get a late stoppage. It was a close and competitive fight until Balzsay broke it open at the end. Time was 2:25.

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) scored a clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Vikapita Meroro (21-4, 9 KOs). Braehmer dropped Meroro in round four and pressured Meroro all the way, rocking him on several occasions.

Cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (13-0, 10 KOs) brutalized former “Contender” star Jaidon Codrington (20-3, 16 KOs). The former Olympic Gold Medalist dropped Codrington twice in the first round, the second time for the count. Time was 1:56.

Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (29-2-1, 18 KOs) scored a third round KO over Billy Zumbrun (25-13-1, 15 KOs). Two brutal knockdowns scored by Chagaev in the third round. Time was 1:26.

In a rematch, heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez (50-3, 38 KOs) won a controversial fourth round TKO over Darnell “The-Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson (24-15-3, 20 KOs). Wilson dropped the former cruiserweight champion Gomez at the end of round three, but the fight was waved off in the fourth due to what appeared to be not a very bad cut suffered by Wilson. Correction: In their previous fight, Wilson won a deserved majority decision over Gomez.

Former female featherweight world champion Ina Menzer (29-1, 10 KOs) outpointed Doris Koehler (8-11-1, 3 KOs) over eight.

Middleweight Ante Bilic (26-2, 13 KOs) outpointed Rafael Bejaran (14-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds in a bout for the WBO European middleweight belt.



April 21st, 2012

Boxing News

Gonzalez closes his training in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC featherweight world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez, closed his training camp Saturday at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, in preparation for the fourth defense of his world title. The bout will be next Saturday at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun against the Dominican world champion in recess Elio Rojas.

Gonzalez wrapped up his sparring session with 4 different sparring partners. He also performed the pre-weighin required by the WBC and made 130 pounds. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

DeGale retains European title

By Alex Hermann at ringside

James DeGale (12-1, 9 KOs) retained his European super middleweight title with a fourth round knockout over mandatory challenger Cristian Sanavia (45-6-1, 13 KOs) in Frederikshavn, Denmark, Saturday night. Sanavia started aggressive and won the first round, and in round three he knocked DeGale down, but the referee didn’t count. In round four Sanavia was knocked down four times, and the fight was correctly stopped. Time 2:58.

Danish prospect Patrick Nielsen (14-0, 8 KOs) scored 10th round knockout against Gaston Vega (17-5, 6 KOs) to win the WBA I/C middleweight title. It was a tough and dirty fight, where both fighters were down several times that ended with a brutal knockout. In round two both fighters got a point deducted. Nielsen hits Vega after the bell, and Vega took a dive. The referee took a point away from both fighters after this. Nielsen won the rounds and in round seven Vega was down after a left to the chin. In round eight both fighters scored knockdowns. Two left hands to the chin ended the fight in round ten in favour of Nielsen. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing News

Quiet Cannon Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

All Star Boxing returned to the Quiet Cannon Country Club of Montebello, California Friday night with four exciting bouts. In the main event jr Welterweight local prospect Jaime “Fabian” Ocegueda (4-0, 2KOs) stopped Alonso Loeza of Bakersfield in round two. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Feature Story

Stevenson-Gonzalez Report/Gallery

By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne

It is a fight series is billed as “Fast and Furious” by promoter Yvon Michel and that’s exactly what was delivered by headliner Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1 15KO) who stopped WBC Silver belt holder Noe Gonzalez (28-2 20KO) at 1:40 of the 2nd round in front of a Montreal Bell Centre crowd of 2853 enthusiatic fans. After being the aggressor and establishing a solid body attack in the first round, Stevenson let his hands go in the second and didn’t stop. A left hand early in the barrage seemed to stun the Argentine fighter and from there on it was bombs away as the hometown fighter pressured and didn’t let up. After several consecutive head shots, referee Michael Griffin stepped in and stopped the action. (More)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

Ocasio draws with Sosa

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo: Rich Hundley III

Friday night at the National Guard Armory, a raucous crowd of over 1, 000 strong, witnessed an epic rematch of two rising lightweights as Angel Ocasio (6-0-2, 1KO) and Jason Sosa (4-1-3) waged war over eight solid rounds of all out action. The crowd was on their feet as the fight teetered back and forth throughout. When the dust the dust finally settled, the all out war was once again called a majority draw, leaving both sides upset with the decision. In the co-feature of the card, promoted by Greg Robinson’s Power Productions in association with MAK Boxing Management and Battle strong Boxing, explosive Philly bantamweight sensation Miguel “No fear” Cartagena (5-0, 3KO’s) continued to step up his game with a commanding unanimous decision victory over Luis Ortiz (2-11). (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Photo Gallery

Gallery: Taylor vs. Truax

Photos by Scott Foster

Jermain Taylor found himself in a very familiar place late in his fight – the canvas – but unlike in the past, Taylor returned to his feet and took home the victory. Taylor controlled a large majority of the 10-round middleweight bout before Caleb Truax floored him with a right hand early in the ninth. Taylor won the second straight fight of his comeback campaign via unanimous decision by the scores of 98-91, 97-92 and 97-94 in the main event of tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader. In the SHOWTIME®-televised co-feature, Erislandy Lara demolished Ronald Hearns via TKO at 1:34 of round one in a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight bout from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

UFC

TUF, episode 7 recap

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 7 – ‘Weather the Storm’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Cruz snap a three fight losing streak to clinch their third win and even the score at three-all, as Simi Valley’s Vinc Pichel defeated Athens, Georgia native John Cofer. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing News

Ariza leaves Pacquiao’s training camp

Report and photo by Nick Giongco

Trainer Freddie Roach told Fightnews and Manila Bulletin on Saturday that conditioning coach Alex Ariza has left the training camp of Manny Pacquiao and is en route to the US to meet up with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Roach is in Baguio City, a mountain resort city 150 miles north of Manila, to help Pacquiao get ready for Tim Bradley for their June 8 slugfest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “I was supposed to be picked up by my driver at 10 am at The Manor Hotel to get to the gym but I had to take the taxi because my driver didn’t show up,” said Roach. When Roach finally got in touch with his driver, he was shocked to learn that he was in Manila after driving Ariza there to catch an evening flight to Los Angeles.

So Roach was left with no choice but to tap Marvin Somodio, a local trainer who has impressed Roach with his training methods. Roach said it was obvious that Ariza did not prioritize Pacquiao. “My priority is Manny Pacquiao,” said Roach. Ariza was reported to have said in his twitter account that he got the green light from Pacquiao himself to temporarily leave camp when they met Friday night and that they’ll reunite next month at the Wild Card.



April 21st, 2012

UFC

Philips Arena is sold-out for UFC 145!

UFC 145 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced today that the highly anticipated UFC 145 event – headlined by the light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans – at the Philips Arena in Atlanta has officially sold out. (more…)



April 21st, 2012

Boxing Result

Taylor knocked down, but wins

By Drew Amendola at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster

Former middleweight champion Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor (30-4-1, 18 KOs) survived a ninth round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-1-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor appeared to be headed toward an easy decision win when Truax dropped him hard with a right hand to the chin in round nine and Taylor held on for dear life to survive the round. Scores were 98-91, 97-92, 97-94.

WBC #3/WBA #4/IBF #4/WBO #9 jr middleweight Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a a first round knockout over former world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-3, 20 KOs). Lara dropped Hearns three times in the first round. For Lara, it was his first fight since his controversial majority decision loss to Paul Williams in July 2011. Time was 1:34. Hearns, the son of ring legend Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns, dropped his second straight after being stopped by WBA middleweight champion in his previous bout. (more…)



April 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Stevenson stops Gonzalez in two

By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne

The fight series is billed by promoter Yvon Michel as “Fast and Furious” and that’s exactly what it was as Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1 14KO) stopped WBC Silver belt holder Noe Gonzalez (28-2 20KO) at 1:40 of the 2nd round on Friday night at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. After being the aggressor and establishing a solid body attack in the first round, Stevenson let his hands go in the second and didn’t stop. A right hand early in the barrage seemed to stun the Argentine fighter and from there on it was bombs away as the hometown fighter pressured and didn’t let up. After several consecutive head shots, referee Michael Griffin stepped in and stopped the action.

Light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (8-0 5KO) thoroughly dominated Rayco Saunders (22-16-2 9KO) 80-72 on all three scorecards as the semi-final event at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Colombian born former Olympian put on an impressive display of power and speed for the duration of the eight round bout but Saunders weathered the storm and kept coming forward and throwing punches until the end inhopes that Alvarez who had only been six once might slow his attack. He didn’t. Four, five and six punch combinations were the norm in an attack that was impressive and varied. (more…)



April 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Rojas WBC officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Jon Schorle will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (51-7, 45 KOs) defends against WBC featherweight world championin recess Dominican Elio Rojas (23-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday April 28 at the Grand Oasis Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The three judges are Hubert Minn (U.S.), Guido Cavalleri (Italy) and Thomas Nardone (U.S.). The fight supervisor is Peter Ngatare from South Africa.



April 20th, 2012




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