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

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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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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Weights from Temecula

Weights and photos from Felipe Leon

Ivan Morales 115 vs. Luis Maldonado 114.8
Julian Ramirez 124.4 vs. Noel Mendoza 123.6
Cesar Martinez 124.6 vs. Jorge Porras 122.6
Razvan Cojanu 276.4 vs. Yohan Banks 293
Daniel Gonzalez 271.6 vs. Francisco Diaz 231
Aaron Acevedo 130.4 vs. Juan Sandoval 128.6

Venue: Pechanga Resort
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV Telefutura
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Weights and photos from Felipe Leon Ivan Morales 115 vs. Luis Maldonado 114.8 Julian Ramirez 124.4 vs. Noel Mendoza 123.6 …


Boxing News

Ajose, Matthysse make weight

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Olusegun Ajose 139 vs. Lucas Matthysse 139
(WBC interim super lightweight title)
J’Leon Love 161 vs. Ramon Valenzuela 159.5
Melinda Cooper 121 vs. Celine Salazar 121
Ishe Smith 154 vs. Irving Garcia 154
Daquan Arnett 153 vs. Jesus Tavera 153

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Mary Ann Owen Olusegun Ajose 139 vs. Lucas Matthysse 139 (WBC interim super lightweight title) J’Leon Love 161 vs. …



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Ward, Dawson make weight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos

Andre Ward 168 vs. Chad Dawson 168
Antonio DeMarco 134.25 vs. John Molina Jr. 134.5
Malik Scott 226 vs. Bowie Tupou 260
Franklin Lawrence 233.5 vs. Homero Fonseca 253
Ricardo Williams 143.5 vs. Anthony Lenk 143.5
Randy Guerrero 124 vs. Juan Urbina 119
Tony Hirsch 157 vs. Roberto Yong 158.5

Venue: Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif
Promoter: Goossen Tutor/Gary Shaw
TV: HBO
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Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos Andre Ward 168 vs. Chad Dawson 168 Antonio DeMarco 134.25 vs. John Molina Jr. 134.5 Malik …


Boxing News

Chad Dawson: I’m a throwback fighter!

By Sam Geraci
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos

This Saturday WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) looks to establish his dominance at another weight class by moving down in weight to take on WBC and WBA super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Since returning to his longtime trainer and mentor John Scully in 2010, Dawson has regained the style and desire that once earned him praises as the heir apparent to the mythical pound-for-pound list. Dawson moved one step closer to regaining that honor after convincingly defeating the living legend Bernard Hopkins in late April. It was after the rematch with Hopkins that Dawson began calling out Ward. Ward accepted the challenge. It will be one of the most anticipated and intriguing matchups between American fighters in years and is aptly titled “Made in America.”

In the following interview, Dawson spoke with FightNews about what Ward, his own unique physical attributes (size and athleticism), his relationship with his trainer John Scully, the move from 175lbs to 168lbs, criticism of his “boring” style, his loss to Jean Pascal, and where he’d be without boxing. (more…)

By Sam Geraci Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos This Saturday WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) looks …




Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Felipe Orucuta 116.5 vs. Julio Cesar Miranda 116.5
Francisco Rodriguez 113 vs. Francisco Perez 111.5
Armando Santos 122 vs. Omar Lina 124
Isaac Torres 130 Bs vs. Joge Luis Rodriguez 134
Moises Flores 118 vs. Oscar Arena 117
Jonathan Pena 147 vs. Ricardo Martinez 147
Javier Salinas 140 vs. Fernando Gonzalez 141
Rommel Ramos 113 vs. Jaime Jimenez 112.5

Venue: Deportivo Trabajadores Del Metro, Mexico, D.F.
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca Azteca

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Felipe Orucuta 116.5 vs. Julio Cesar Miranda 116.5 Francisco Rodriguez 113 vs. Francisco Perez 111.5 Armando Santos …


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Weights from Celaya, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marco Antonio Rubio 167 vs. Carlos Baldomir 167
WBF super middleweight title

Marco “Dorado” Reyes 161 vs Julio Cesar Garcia 161
Abdiel Ramirez 136.80 vs Hugo Salas 139.50
Irma Garcia 119.90 vs Laura Serrano 119.90

Venue: Estadio Miguel Aleman
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Marco Antonio Rubio 167 vs. Carlos Baldomir 167 WBF super middleweight title Marco “Dorado” Reyes 161 …


Boxing News

D-Hop returns Saturday

The stage is set for the boxing event on Saturday at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center IN Orange County, Calif. Demetrius Hopkins and Doel Carrasquilla head up the undercard leading up to the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes doubleheader featuring Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolaños and Deontay Wilder vs. Damon McCreary. The FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. (more…)

The stage is set for the boxing event on Saturday at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center …


AWE TV

Adamek 222, Walker 235, Cunningham 207, Gavern 239

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk



AWE TV

Wealth TV kicks off strong fall lineup

On Saturday afternoon, Tomasz Adamek will battle Travis Walker for the IBF North American heavyweight championship. That bout plus a full undercard will kick off a strong fall lineup coming to Wealth TV. That event is just the beginning of a strong lineup that Wealth TV will be bringing the fans over the next several months.

On Friday night October 12th, Adonis Stevenson will take on Donovan George in an IBF Super Middleweight elimination bout that will originate from a raucous Bell Centre in Montreal. The very next day, It will be a battle of Olympic medal winners from Great Britain as undefeated top prospect David Price takes on former world title challenger Audley Harrison.

Adamek and Walker will start off the action this Saturday from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Wealth TV and WealthTV.com will carry the fight live starting at 3pm ET/ noon PT. (more…)

On Saturday afternoon, Tomasz Adamek will battle Travis Walker for the IBF North American heavyweight championship. That bout plus a …


Boxing News

Rosado-Whittaker replaces Campillo-Kovalev

Philadelphia’s “King” Gabriel Rosado will step up into the main event on Friday, September 21st when “NBCSN Fight Night” returns to the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. Rosado, ranked #3 in the world among junior middleweights, will take on #2 ranked Charles Whittaker of the Cayman Islands in a bout for the #1 position in the IBF Junior Middleweight division. The victor will be guaranteed the opportunity to fight for the IBF Middleweight Title now held by Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.

The change was made when top rated light heavyweight Gabriel Campillo, who had been slated to face hot Russian prospect Sergey Kovalev in the main event, was sidelined yesterday with a back injury suffered in training. A native of Chelyabinsk, Russia now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kovalev (18-0-1, 16 KO’s) will move into the swing bout position where he will take on Buffalo, New York’s Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson. (12-1, 8KO’s) (more…)

Philadelphia’s “King” Gabriel Rosado will step up into the main event on Friday, September 21st when “NBCSN Fight Night” returns …


Boxing News

Perez-Decarie replaces Erdei-Chilemba

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Isaac Chilemba-Zsolt Erdei fight, scheduled to open up the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, on September 29, had been called off after Erdei suffered two broken ribs in sparring. The 10-round light heavyweight bout was one of the most highly anticipated bouts on the card, which made the cancellation that much more disappointing. Fortunately though, Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, was able to find a replacement that has many boxing insiders and fans alike quite intrigued as welterweight contenders Alex Perez (16-0, 9KO’s) and Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7KO’s) are set to square off in a 10-round match. The bout will be for Decarie’s WBC International welterweight title.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Isaac Chilemba-Zsolt Erdei fight, scheduled to open up the HBO Boxing After Dark …


Boxing News

Chavez-Martinez looks like a hit with fans

Photos: Greenday Gibbons

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. gets in a late night workout at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. Junior is putting the final touches on his training before facing arch rival Sergio Martinez on September 15th.

Meanwhile, Hall of Fame prompter Bob Arum says the response to Chavez-Martinez has exceeded expectations. “The ticket sales have been off the charts,” stated Arum. “The Thomas & Mack Center, where the fight is being held – the lower bowl and the floor, which is about 10,000 seats, sold out completely two weeks ago. Now the upper bowl has less than 900 seats available. We are looking at a sellout by the end of the week. We have opened up 6,000 to 7,000 closed circuit seats in the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, which is our host. The closed circuit sales around the country, supported by Joe Gagliardi, are tremendous. So we are on track to do very big pay-per-view business on this fight. Foreign sales are terrific. We are very enthused and it just goes to show if you give people a quality match, they will respond.” (more…)

Photos: Greenday Gibbons WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. gets in a late night workout at The Top Rank …



Scale Watch

Klitschko-Charr weigh-in

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos: KMG / www.michaelsterlingeaton.com

Vitali Klitschko 248 vs. Manuel Charr 241.4

Venue: SC Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: K2
TV: Inter (Ukraine), Russia2 (Russia), RTL (Germany), HBO (USA)

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By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Photos: KMG / www.michaelsterlingeaton.com Vitali Klitschko 248 vs. Manuel Charr 241.4 Venue: SC Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia …


Boxing News

Andrade opponent named

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is prepared to teach the art of boxing at the 11th annual “Fight To Educate” on Thursday evening, September 20 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Andrade, headlining the event for the third consecutive year, has been matched in the 10-round main event against Alexis “Hurricane” Hlores (16-6-2, 1 KO). “It’s great fighting again on the Fight To Educate card,” Andrade said. “Fighting in New Hampshire helps build my fan-base, plus I really enjoy helping kids through the charities that benefit from this fund-raising event. My manager, Ed Farris, is involved with the Fight To Educate people and, thanks to him, I’m fighting on this show for the third straight year.” Andrade is currently IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #13. (more…)

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is prepared to teach the …


Announcement

Connecticut BHOF Induction Dinner rescheduled to Nov. 17

The 8th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner has been rescheduled for November 17, one week after the original date, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The 2012 CBHOF inductees are former WBA light middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, former WBU middleweight titlist “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, promoter Jimmy Burchfield (Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.), manager George Cruz and the late manager/promoter Lou Viscusi. Tickets are $75 and available by calling Kim Baker at Mohegan Sun (860.862.7377) or Sherman Cain at the Manchester Journal Inquirer (800.237.3606 X321). Doors open at 5:30p, cocktails at 6p which is followed by dinner. Visit www.ctboxinghof.com for additional info.

The 8th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner has been rescheduled for November 17, one week …


UFC

Behind Vitor Belfort’s diet

When it comes to nutrition for fighters, one authority towers above all others: Mike Dolce. The Eating-for-Performance expert is currently masterminding the diet of knockout artist Vitor Belfort, who challenges UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones on Sept. 22 in Toronto . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

When it comes to nutrition for fighters, one authority towers above all others: Mike Dolce. The Eating-for-Performance expert is currently …



Feature Story

Final presser: Ajose-Matthysse

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime

It’s too bad that a back injury suffered by Randall Bailey has scratched this Saturday’s ShoBox main event where Bailey was scheduled to defend his IBF welterweight title against Devon Alexander. But, as they say, the show must go on. Fortunately, heavy handed Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) is there to salvage the card as he’ll take on unbeaten Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) for the WBC interim welterweight title.

If you have ever watched a Matthysse fight, you are already know that it is rare to see the Argentinean in a boring fight. Better yet, it’s likely that somebody is going down. Ask Humberto Soto how he fared standing in front of Matthysse. It can be argued that the 29-year-old from Buenos Aires should be undefeated as controversial losses to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander could have easily gone his way. (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime It’s too bad that a back injury suffered by Randall Bailey has …


AWE TV

Adamek-Walker Preview

By Graham Houston

While Vitali Klitschko is defending his WBC heavyweight title in Russia on Saturday, former Klitschko challenger Tomasz Adamek hopes to move closer to another championship chance in a 12-rounder against Travis Walker that will be televised by Wealth TV and also be available on WealthTV.com. On paper, Adamek wins this fight easily. Adamek is a world-class heavyweight meeting an opponent who has lost seven fights, five by stoppage. Adamek is the faster, superior boxer, with better hand speed, and he’s fighting in his adopted backyard of Newark, NJ, where the usual huge contingent of Adamek’s Polish fans will be on hand to provide colourful and rousing encouragement.

I’m giving Walker a bit of a chance, though. Yes, I know that Walker lost on first-round knockouts to T.J. Wilson and Manuel Quezada, two ordinary heavyweights. Jonathan Banks stopped Walker in six rounds, and the crude slugger Alex Lepai battered him into defeat in four rounds in Australia. However, Walker can punch. He crushed TJ Wilson in the second round of their rematch, knocked down Chris Arreola before getting overwhelmed, and he had Lepai down and almost out in the third round. In his last fight Walker, trailing on the scorecards, stopped the huge Kali Meehan in the sixth round in Australia. (more…)

By Graham Houston While Vitali Klitschko is defending his WBC heavyweight title in Russia on Saturday, former Klitschko challenger Tomasz …


Boxing News

Geale: Chavez can defeat Martinez

Photo: Louie Abigail

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale talked to Fightnews and has predicted that WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr can upset Sergio Martinez when they clash in Las Vegas on September 15.

“Chavez can definitely defeat Martinez,” said Geale. “He is the bigger, younger and stronger middleweight and if Martinez allows himself to get trapped in corners or on the ropes he will pay the price. Chavez has improved in his recent fights, especially against Rubio. Darren Barker gave Martinez problems in their fight.”

“I would be confident in defeating both Martinez and Chavez,” concluded Geale, who also mentioned that he’ll be ringside with his promoter Gary Shaw to watch the Chavez-Martinez fight.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale talked to Fightnews and has predicted that WBC …


Boxing News

Arce goes for milestone 70th win

Photo: Zanfer

Four division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce returns to his roots when he faces former champion Mauricio “Nanara” Martinez on September 22 at the Polideportivo Centenario in his hometown of Las Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Arce (60-6-2-1nc, 46 KOs) will be competing in his 70th pro bout against Martinez (36-12-1, 24 KOs), who won the WBO bantam belt 12 years ago. Also in action is IBF super flyweight world champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez Jr. (14-1-1, 7 KOs) will face the dangerous and experienced Rodel Mayol (31-5-2, 22 KOs). Arce and Sanchez appeared at a press event this week to officially announce the card, which is billed as “Viva Mochis” and presented by Zanfer Promotions.

Four division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce returns to his roots when he faces former champion Mauricio “Nanara” Martinez on …


Boxing News

Baldomir-Rubio final presser

By Gabriel F Cordero

The final press conference was held Thursday for Saturday’s WBF super middleweight title fight between Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and Carlos “Tata” Baldomir at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

“I know the abilities of Marco Antonio Rubio, he has a strong punch but I came prepared to prove I’m a great fighter, and that the years are only a number. I will beat him,” said Baldomir. (more…)

By Gabriel F Cordero The final press conference was held Thursday for Saturday’s WBF super middleweight title fight between Marco …


AWE TV

“Ironbound Throwdown” Final Presser

Photos: Kamil Krzaczynski

Quotes and photos from the final presser…

Kathy Duva, Promoter and Main Events CEO: “This the first time a US broadcast of any fight from Main Events is going to be on WealthTV (and WealthTV.com). WealthTV has recently dipped its toe into the boxing world, we are very happy about that. They are particularly interested in the heavyweight division so that makes make us very happy too because as you can see we know a lot of heavyweights! In Poland the fight will only be available on PPV. Due to scheduling problems Polsat and Canal Plus will not carry the fights. The pay-per-view will be available for purchase on N Platform, UPC, Multimedia, Vectra, INEA, Netia IPTV, SGT SA, TOYA, Asta-Net, Antserwis-Walcz and Antserwis-Pila. The four-bout card will also be shown in Multikino cinemas throughout Poland.”

“As always Jolene Mizzone, our matchmaker, and Russell Peltz, our matchmaking consultant, have outdone themselves with this card. It really jumps out at me because every single fight on the card is very interesting.” (more…)

Photos: Kamil Krzaczynski Quotes and photos from the final presser… Kathy Duva, Promoter and Main Events CEO: “This the first …


Boxing News

Ward-Dawson Final Presser

Photos: Stephanie Trapp

Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, Antonio DeMarco and John Molina, Jr., joined by their camps and co-promoters Dan Goossen and Gary Shaw at the final press conference for Saturday’s Ward vs. Dawson clash taking place Saturday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, live on HBO. Here are their quotes from today’s event.

Andre Ward: “The biggest talk comes from individuals who have never laced on a pair of gloves in their life. At the end of the day, it’s only me and Chad Dawson. We are the ones that have to fight. I prepared the same way as I did for the last five fights. I respect all of my opponents. I respect the sport and I respect my championships. They see me as soft and that’s not how it really is. Nothing has been given to me. We worked hard to get to this point and harder to stay there. All the talk is over with. It’s time to go to work.”

Chad Dawson: “Saturday night I will walk out as super middleweight champion of the world. I did everything I said I would to make the weight. Now it’s time to fight. Let’s go! I am an underdog in this fight and I understand that. But I am looking to take my career to the next level just like he (Ward) is.” (more…)

Photos: Stephanie Trapp Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, Antonio DeMarco and John Molina, Jr., joined by their camps and co-promoters Dan …


Boxing News

Quick Quotes From Matthyssse-Ajose Presser

By Andreas Hale

Lucas Matthysse: “I’m ready to fight, win the title and take it back to Argentina.”

Olusegun Ajose: “Don’t blink because there are going to be a lot of fireworks. There are 160 million people waiting for me to bring the title back home and I will not disappoint.”

By Andreas Hale Lucas Matthysse: “I’m ready to fight, win the title and take it back to Argentina.” Olusegun Ajose: …


Boxing News

Aron Martinez aims for another upset

Photo: Thompson Boxing

After a show-stopping performance back in July, East Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) moves into yet another elite class when he faces undefeated Las Vegas welterweight prospect Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs). The pair will square off next Thursday, September 13 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegason a bonus ESPN2 Special Edition telecast. Last month Martinez used his pressure style to neutralize Prenice Brewer in another ESPN nationally televised fight that took place in Laughlin, Nevada. Last year Martinez handed Joseph Elegele his first pro loss after 12 wins.

“I’m excited to face Jessie Vargas and to show him who I am. I have the skills and power to change the momentum of his career. I believe that I will be the fighter that will tarnish his perfect record,” said Martinez from his training camp high up in the Big Bear Mountains. “My training has been hard and I need to have an impeccable fight to take it away from Vargas and we are planning to do so.”

Vargas, 23, will be the hometown favorite; in his last outing he prevailed against Josesito Lopez by 10 round split decision.

After a show-stopping performance back in July, East Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) moves into yet another elite …


Boxing News

Ward a heavy favorite to beat Dawson

The odds, which have been posted at all 10 of the MGM Resorts International Race & Sports Books in Las Vegas for the last month, show an increase in momentum for smaller, undefeated WBA, WBC super middleweight world champion Andre “SOG” Ward (-380) over the bigger man WBC light heavyweight titleholder “Bad” Chad Dawson (+300) on Saturday at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Ward’s betting support has seen a late week surge to a four to one favorite over Dawson, pushing the earlier postings of Ward (-340) three-and-a-half to one over Dawson (+280) to a now impressive four to one favorite. The fight opened at a three to one favorite for Ward.

The odds, which have been posted at all 10 of the MGM Resorts International Race & Sports Books in Las …


Boxing News

Canelo, Josesito Quick Quotes

9 days from their highly anticipated Mexican Independence Day Weekend world championship showdown in Las Vegas, undefeated WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and challenger Josesito Lopez hosted an international media conference call.

Josesito Lopez: The more people don’t believe in me, probably the better for me. I think that makes victory that much sweeter….he’s going to look a lot bigger, but we trained hard, worked hard, we had big sparring partners in our training camp to get used to the heavier weight. We prepared well so that I’m stronger than ever.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: I don’t feel any pressure (to get a knockout against a smaller fighter). I go into every fight to do my work and don’t think about that….Josesito is a very good fighter. He knows to to pressure, how to counterpunch, but I think I’m going to be prepared for everything.

9 days from their highly anticipated Mexican Independence Day Weekend world championship showdown in Las Vegas, undefeated WBC super welterweight …


Announcement

Ajose-Matthysse weigh-in streamed live

One day before the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship fight between undefeated Nigerian OLUSEGUN AJOSE and Argentine power-puncher LUCAS MATTHYSSE, SHOWTIME Sports® brings boxing fans closer to the action with a live stream of the official weigh-in! Log on to ustream.tv/shosports on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 at 5 PM ET/2 PM PT to catch the webcast of the weigh-in of all of the fighters scheduled to appear on the September 8 SHOWTIME and SHOWTIME Extreme preliminary fight telecasts. (more…)

One day before the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship fight between undefeated Nigerian OLUSEGUN AJOSE and Argentine power-puncher LUCAS …


UFC

Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir on Nov. 3

Undefeated STRIKEFORCE® Grand Prix heavyweight champ and former Oklahoma State wrestler Daniel Cormier takes on former UFC® heavyweight champ Frank Mir, when STRIKEFORCE heads to Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 3. The event will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)

Undefeated STRIKEFORCE® Grand Prix heavyweight champ and former Oklahoma State wrestler Daniel Cormier takes on former UFC® heavyweight champ Frank …


Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best

Rikardo Smith 146 vs Kenneth Díaz 147
Anthony Sánchez 141 vs Osenohad Vázquez 141
Regino Canales 136 vs Rey Ojeda 135
Daniel Rodríguez 157 vs Giovanni Rodríguez 154
Gustavo Ortiz 107 vs Alexis Díaz 108
Víctor Vega 147 vs John Karl Sosa 146
Emmanuel Class 136 vs Jeffrey Ramos 137
Jesús Soler 109 vs Christian Soto 107

Promoter: PR Best in association w/Top Rank
Tv: WAPA America
Venue: Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montañez, Trujillo Alto, PR

Rikardo Smith 146 vs Kenneth Díaz 147 Anthony Sánchez 141 vs Osenohad Vázquez 141 Regino Canales 136 vs Rey Ojeda …


AWE TV

Interview: Travis Walker

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight Travis Walker talks about fighting Tomasz Adamek at the final press conference in Newark.

The September 8th Adamek-Walker 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 Przemek Garczarczyk Heavyweight Travis Walker talks about fighting Tomasz Adamek at the final press conference in Newark. The September …


Scale Watch

Pianeta-Botha weights from Germany

Photos: Eroll Popova

Francesco Pianeta 242.5 vs. Francois Botha 275.4
Christina Hammer 155 vs. Yahaira Hernandez 159.8
(WBO/WBF female middleweight titles)
Denis Simcic 174.4 vs. Jonathan Profichet 172.8
(WBO Euro light heavyweight title)
Markus Tomala 226.9 vs. Tomas Mrazek ??
Christian Hiller 176.4 vs. Dominic Amari ??

Venue: RWE Sporthalle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: Sport1 in Germany/Europe and the whole show on TV Slovenia.
More photos…

Photos: Eroll Popova Francesco Pianeta 242.5 vs. Francois Botha 275.4 Christina Hammer 155 vs. Yahaira Hernandez 159.8 (WBO/WBF female middleweight …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Sacramento, Calif.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Former top amateur Stan Martyniouk (11-1) returns to action at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento, Calif., on Sept. 14 against Javier Garcia (8-2-1) in a main-event showdown of junior-lightweight prospects. Martyniouk, from nearby Antelope, is coming off a decisive win in June at the same venue, while the Oxnard, Calif.-based Garcia, trained by uncle and former world 130-pound champion Robert Garcia, has won five in a row after a near three-year absence from competition following an opponent’s death. Jackson Bussell of Reno, Nev., collapsed and died a day after a draw with Garcia in a 2007 fight. The show is being promoted by Nasser Niavaroni of Uppercut Promotions.

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Former top amateur Stan Martyniouk (11-1) returns to action at the Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento, …


AWE TV

Adamek: It will be my best fight this year

Report and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk

“I know and hear that Travis Walker wants to knock me out because this is the only way he can beat me. I understand that, but wishing and actually doing it are two separate things. Especially when you are fighting me,” said Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 Ksz) after his last training session in Jersey City. On Saturday in the Newark’s Prudential Center, Adamek will be challenged by Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) for IBF North America heavyweight belt. “It will be my best fight this year, there’s no doubt about it. There are are some new elements in my offensive and defensive arsenal. Travis will be surprised by both of them,” concluded Adamek.

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Report and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk “I know and hear that Travis Walker wants to knock me out because this …


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Ndou in action Friday

Photo: Clive Franklin

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou (49-13-2, 31 KOs) will be in action against Rivan Cessaire (10-3,3KO’s) over eight rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion in Flemington, Victoria , Australia on Friday. Ndou now fights for the Dulwich Hill Youth Centre in Sydney and will donate his full purse to the Centre. He has been inspired by President Obama’s wife Michelle who gave a moving speech on Wednesday in support of the President. Ndou also compares the style of Cessaire to that of Floyd Mayweather who he worked as a sparring partner for several months.

Lovemore is now focused on winning the IBF welterweight title from Randall Bailey. Ndou said, “This Friday I will continue to fight the good fight when I take on Rivan Cessaire at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington. I will again donate my entire purse to the Youth Centre. I expect a tough fight. I have seen Cessaire in action and he is quite sleek but there is nothing he brings into the ring I haven’t faced before. The man he imitates, Floyd Mayweather, I spent close to four months training and sparring with. And the truth is there can only be one Floyd and Cessaire is nowhere near the Money Man. Apart from that I believe with my new focus, to give children a better start in life. God has brought me back to boxing bigger and better than ever. In fact it’s not a comeback. Think of it more as a resurrection. The truth is from now on whenever I step into the ring I will be thinking of God. I will be thinking of all the poor children of the world who need a helping hand.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a nationally televised promotion two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou (49-13-2, 31 KOs) …










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