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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

In a cold and rainy afternoon in Monterrey, Mexico former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Dominick Britsch came face ...

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Photos: PHOTOSPORT Undefeated heavyweight contenders Joe Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) and Andy Ruiz, Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs) will be battling for the vacant ...

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Jones-Gunn: Skill vs. Will

By Rick Scharmberg Photos: Courtney Gale Photography Four-division world champion, and ring legend Roy Jones Jr. (64-9, 46 KOs) laces them up again on ...

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Feature Story

Scowls and smiles at Pacquiao-Bradley presser

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

It was a jovial mood at Wednesday’s final press conference before Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley square off on June 9th. Bob Arum mistakenly called Bradley’s manager Cameron Dunkin “Cameron Diaz,” Pacquiao was awarded a diamond ring by the WBO for being their #1 pound for pound fighter and a butterfly fluttered about the Hollywood Theater, to everyone’s delight.

Everyone wore smiles, except for Timothy Bradley. (more…)



June 7th, 2012

Feature Story

Roach explains Manny’s mystery leg cramps

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

There has been a buzz in boxing’s inner circle. It’s not so much about what Timothy Bradley can do to beat Manny Pacquiao on June 9th. It’s more about the mysterious leg cramps that have surfaced and slowed him down in his last two fights and how they will affect him should they crop up against Bradley. Everybody cramps, but Pacquiao’s muscular legs are detrimental to his in ring ability and, when ailing, turn Superman into Clark Kent. (more…)



June 7th, 2012


UFC

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June 7th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. Workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. works with strength and conditioning coach Luis Cornejo during training for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday,June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso,Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing. photos



June 7th, 2012


Photo Gallery

Photos: Pacquiao-Bradley presser


Photos by Chris Cozzone
Quotes by Andreas Hale 

All the shots from today’s final presser at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley. Stay tuned for a full report.

Joel Diaz: “Saturday night will be the upset of the decade.”
Timothy Bradley: “I’m ready to shock the world. I’m ready to do whatever it takes in there to win the fight. Let’s get it on baby, it’s going to be war.”

Freddie Roach: “We’re looking forward to fighting and beating a previously undefeated fighter.”

Manny Pacquiao: “He’s a hungry fighter, he’s young and I know what he’s feeling. I feel like I’m 22 years old. My team wants to stop me from training but I keep pushing because I know Bradley is inspired to train hard to beat me.”

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June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Arroyo Twins in action Saturday

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Prospects McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo, twin brothers from Fajardo, Puerto Rico, will headline the new edition of Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate show this Saturday at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation. The 2009 Amateur World Champion and current WBO #13 ranked and Latino flyweight champion, McWilliams Arroyo (11-1, 9 KOs), will face Mexican Rigoberto Casillas (8-6-1, 6 KOs) in a flyweight fight scheduled for 10 rounds. McWilliams, who will fight for the third time this year (has wins over Gilberto Mendoza and Luis “Titi” Maldonado), beat Casillas by a seventh round TKO last year in a hard fight in Puerto Rico. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Former three-time SA champion dies

By Ron Jackson
Photo: Jeff Ellis

Charlie Els, one of a select group of boxers who held three SA titles, has died in Durban. He was 74 years old.

Charles William Els, who was born in Boksburg on October 5, 1937, died last Saturday. His fights against Ernie Baronet, Bennie van Nieuwenhuizen, Mickey Pretorius, Bill Dollery and Fraser Toweel were part of a golden era in SA boxing. Els made his professional debut on June 24, 1957 when he knocked out Steve Evenwell in the second round. The tournament was held at Modderfontein, near Johannesburg. In his fourth fight, Els lost on points to Pat van Biljon but he soon stopped Louis Klopper in the ninth round to win the vacant Transvaal featherweight title. On February 2, 1959, in only his twelfth fight, Els outpointed Baronet in Durban to take the SA featherweight title. However, on May 1 the same year he lost the title to Baronet. Els was knocked out in the second round when he fought Dave Stone at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London. And when he returned to South Africa, Pretorius beat him on points over six rounds. But he got his career back on track by winning five of his next six fights. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Arthur Abraham to fight Robert Stieglitz

Photos: Photo Wende

Its official: Arthur Abraham is going to challenge WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz for his crown at o2 World, Berlin. Sauerland Event and SES-Boxing are proud to present this fight as the main event on August 25.

“I’m happy that this fight will take place at o2 World. I was hoping for another chance to show my skills in this incredible arena in front of as many fans as possible. I am looking forward to entertain them again, like I did back in 2009 with my last round knockout against Jermain Taylor,” said Arthur Abraham. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Feature Story

Bradley ready to have last laugh

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

If you listen really carefully, you could hear the sound of laughter. Where is it coming from? From the Palm Springs area in the Southern California desert.

Still do not have an idea who it is coming from? Well, he was criticized by the media and diehard boxing fans for passing up on a guaranteed payday against Amir Khan last year and is about to step inside the ring against Manny Pacquiao this Saturday night.

Timothy Bradley had heard all the criticisms before, yet stood steadfast on his decision and the hope that there would be a big payday down the road. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley live pay-per-view hits online digital platform in U.S.

Top Rank announced today that the June 9 Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley world welterweight championship event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank for $54.95, boasts interactive features unique to the digital platform through MLBAM’s (MLB Advanced Media) technology. The enhanced and unique viewing offers a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic player that will allow viewers to interact and feel an enriched experience. The live online pay-per-view is exclusive to U.S. viewers. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Danny Green to fight on

By Brett Bonetti

Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (31-5, 27 KO’s) held a press conference at the Incontro Restaurant in South Perth today to announce his next fight where he will face “The Bronx Bomber” Danny Santiago (31-5-1, 19 KO’s) on Wednesday July 25 at Challenge Stadium in Perth Australia. Green will drop down in weight to face Santiago. “Most probably this will be the last time I fight in Western Australia, so it means a hell of a lot to me and we’ve chosen a very exciting guy in Santiago” Green said.

Green hasn’t fought since his TKO loss to WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk in November where he had a comfortable lead on all judges’ scorecards at the time of the stoppage in round 11. Santiago’s last fight was also an unsuccessful World Title challenge which was for the WBA Light Heavyweight title against current champion Beibut Shumenov. (more…)



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Pavlik headlines in Vegas Friday

Former Middleweight world champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (38-2, 33 KOs) and Scott “Cujo” Sigmon (22-3, 12 KOs) will meet in the 10-round super middleweight main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on the eve of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley PPV extravaganza. Pavlik enters Friday’s fight coming off a March second-round TKO win over Aaron Jaco, while Sigmon has won his last six fights. “The two guys that have been successful against Pavlik (Bernard Hopkins and Sergio Martinez) moved laterally a lot, counterpunching and timing. But I’m not that guy, so I’m going to have to do it a different way than it’s ever been done… If this fight plays out the way I think it will, this will be an early candidate for ‘Fight of the Year.’”

Friday’s co-feature will pit Featherweights Jesse Magdaleno (9-0, 6 KOs) against Carlos Valcarcel (12-4-4, 5 KOs). Las Vegas’ Magdaleno is coming off a first-round knockout win over Timothy Fast, while Valcarcel, a 2000 Olympian for Puerto Rico will look to rebound after a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Roberto Marroquin in his last fight.

Also on Friday’s card undefeated Light Heavyweight Mike Lee of Chicago will meet Denver’s Isaiah Barela (3-2, 2 KOs) in a Light Heavyweight matchup. The card is presented by Top Rank.



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko vs. Charr in Kiev

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) will fight against WBC International Silver heavyweight titlist Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KOs) on September 1 at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev, Ukraine. Klitschko will fight for the second time in Ukraine, and the first time since 1998 when he knocked out Italian Francesco Spinelli in the first round. Now he’ll enter the ring in the main football stadium in Ukraine in the presence of 70,000 people. It is likely the last fight of Vitali’s career as he finally plans to go into politics. On October 28, he and the Punch” party (rus. UDAR – Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform) will take part in parliamentary elections in Ukraine.



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Fight Promoter University VIII Underway

Before a student body that included newly retired fighter and future fight promoter Sugar Shane Mosley, UFC Vice President and former WEC founder Reed Harris, delivered the keynote address at the opening session of Fight Promoter University VIII in Costa Mesa, CA. FPU VIII runs thru this Friday, with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schafer speaking on Wednesday.



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Trainer Freddie Roach ties the gloves of WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. during training for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday,June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso,Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing.



June 6th, 2012

Boxing News

Mundine-McKart collide in Vegas

Former two time World Champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (43-4-0) will take on former WBO and IBA Light Middleweight Champion, Bronco “Superman” McKart (54-9-1) in a ten round bout on July 14 inside the Pearl heatre at the Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The card, billed as “When Worlds Collide,” will be presented by Millennium Events and televised on Wealth TV. In the co-main, WBO #1 and IBF #5 rated light heavyweight Dmitry Sukhotsky (18-1, 13 KOs) will be making his USA debut against Cornelius  “Da Beast” White (19-1) for the IBF International belt in a twelve round bout. Also heavyweight Olanrewaju “God’s Power” Durodola (9-0, 8 KOs) faces Henry Namauu (10-4).



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Reynoso new foe for Provodnikov

The brutal attack on Nigagara Falls, New York native jr welterweight Nick Casal a few weeks ago left world ranked Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1,14 KOs) without an opponent for his June 29th ESPN2 10 round main event date. Riverside, California resident by way of Mexico Jose Reynoso (16-3-1, 3 KOs) has stepped up to the challenge to face Provodnikov. Reynoso is a major ticket seller in the inland empire area of California and has gone unbeaten in his last 7 fights. Though this is a major step up in class, Reynoso was not the least bit hesitant when approached about this opportunity. “Let’s make the fight happen,” said Reynoso. No venue has be confirmed as of yet for the fight. Max weight for the fight is 140 pounds. 



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Fonfara open workout

Story and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk

24 year old Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) was in full display during the media training before his July 13 fight against former world lightweight champion, 43 year old Glen Johnson (55-16, 35 KOs). “There comes a time in a young fighter’s life when he has to play the death and life game. This moment will happen for the Polish Prince on July 13 in Chicago, during ESPN’s Friday Night Fights against Glen Johnson. He is ready, and I’m ready too. This will not only be for him but also for me one of the most important nights in our professional lives,” said Colonna. Fonfara won all of his nine fights in the light heavyweight division by KO, but never faced opposition with the skills and experience of Glen Johnson.

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June 5th, 2012

Photo Gallery

Pacquiao, Bradley hit Vegas!

Photo gallery by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley made their “Grand Arrival” to hundreds of fans at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Tuesday today, for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. For more photos . . . (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Luxembourg still backing Haye-Chisora despite EBU ban

The Federation Luxembourgeoise de Boxe (Luxembourg Boxing Federation) convened a special general meeting in Luxembourg tonight to discuss the European Boxing Union (EBU) vote and to decide whether they are remaining on course to back the David Haye v Dereck Chisora fight at West Ham United in London on Saturday 14th July and to develop the sanctioning of the show in the UK. 
 
The vote of the 12 members was 8 votes IN FAVOUR and 4 votes against.  Therefore the LBF is backing the show along with the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), who’s International and Intercontinental titles will be contested, and the promotion will definitely go ahead.



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Quintana targets Canelo

“I will defeat Canelo on Mexican Independence Day in front of his countrymen!” says former WBO welter champ Carlos “El Indio” Quintana, the latest fighter to say he’s ready to take down Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who holds the WBC junior middleweight title. Thus far there is no set opponent being named yet as a replacement to take on Alvarez in his upcoming defense on September 15 (Mexican Independence Day). “It would be a great matchup between me and Canelo,” said Quintana.  “Stylistically, we both like to come forward and mix it up and with the fight being on Mexican Independence Day. The longstanding rivalry between Mexico and Puerto Rico will only add to what promises to be an exciting fight.” 



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Arce arrives in Vegas

Photo: Greenday Gibbons

Mexico’s Champion Jorge Arce arrives in Las Vegas for his Saturday battle against Puerto Rican Jesus Rojas at The MGM Grand Casino. Arce is flanked by trainers Edgardo Lucero and Tiburcio Garcia.
Photo by Greenday Gibbons.



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Golovkin to face Pirog

Photo: Vyacheslav Ponochovny

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) says he will fight WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (20-0, 15 KOs) on August 25 at a site to be named in the USA. Golovkin made the announcement in an interview with Fightnews.com reporter Alexey Potapov on the RingSide Show in Kiev, Ukraine. “For me, it was important to fight Felix Sturm, but he signed a contract to fight against Daniel Geale. For me, the fight against Dmitry Pirog in the United States is a good opportunity to show myself in the mecca of professional boxing. I have long wanted to get into the ring in America. Pirog is a good boxer, a strong puncher, but I am too. This will be a great fight.” The boxers will fight for the Golovkin’s WBA/IBO belts, because Pirog was obliged to defend his title against Frenchman Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam.

Former WBO light middleweight champion Sergey Dzinziruk (37-1, 23 KOs) will also be fighting on the card against undefeated Puerto Rican KO artist Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs).



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Kennedy ready to face another obstacle

Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 KOs) of Philadelphia, who challenges WBA bantamweight titlist Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0, 7 KOs), of Cuba, on June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV as part of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley championship card, has had to overcome two fairly recent family life-shattering incidents that would have broken less-resolute fighters.

Late in 2009, Kennedy knocked out Francisco Rodriguez, of Chicago, IL, in the 10th round of their scheduled 12-round contest for the vacant USBA super bantamweight title. Kennedy’s elation at winning was short-circuited when Rodriguez collapsed in his corner, was rushed to the hospital and died of a brain injury two days later. No one prepares a fighter for when the most tragic possible ending occurs in a fight. “When it first happened it was difficult, but as anyone in boxing knows that could happen,” said Kennedy, who was 13-0-1 and 23 years old at the time. “It could happen to me. Sometimes I do still think about it, but I try not to dwell on it.” (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Kayode vs. Tarver

Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Prior to their scheduled 12 round bout on Saturday night, Antonio Tarver critiqued the style of unbeaten, yet untested Lateef Kayode.

The normally-jovial Kayode was angered by those comments, eager to hurt and punish the former undisputed light heavyweight world champion.

Following their split-decision draw before 4,589 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA, Tarver “constructively-criticized” his performance that might have cost him a victory, even though he thought he still did enough to win . . . Click here for more



June 5th, 2012

Interview

Crawford: “It’s all about the ‘W'”

Interview Bill Green
Photos by Chris Cozzone

On June 8th, 2012, Terence “Bud” Crawford 16-0 (12) will tangle with “Dangerous” David Rodela 16-5-3 (7) on the undercard of ESPN2’s main event featuring former Middleweight Champion, Kelly Pavlik 38-2 (33) vs Scott Sigmon 22-3 (12). The card will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, and is promoted by Bob Arum (Top Rank). (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Rosado vs. Powell

Ringside Report by Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Rich Hundley III

Friday night at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, IBF # 4/WBA #9 contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (20-5, 12KO’s) captured the biggest victory of his career, thus cementing himself as a contender for a possible world title implications in the near future by dropping IBF #9 Sechew Powell (26-5, 15KO’s) twice on his way to a convincing ninth round technical knockout in the main event of the evening. The win also earned him the WBO Inter-continental junior middleweight title. The seven bout card promoted main events in association with Peltz Boxing Promotions Inc and televised the by NBC Sports Network was the first boxing event in the lovely new and intimate Arena at the Sand Casino. The venue appears to be the perfect size for boxing, with spectacular views from almost anywhere in the arena. In the co-feature of the evening, The IBF #12 welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-0, 12KO’s) sent his large and raucous fan base home happy with a convincing twelve round unanimous decision victory over the slick boxing Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (16-2-1, 6KO’s) by scores of 118-110 across the board to capture the vacant WBC Continental America’s Welterweight Title . . . Click here for more



June 5th, 2012

UFC

Dustin Pague: Just breathe

Every fighter hates to lose. It’s just that some hate it more than most. One of those fighters is Dustin Pague, and you can hear it in his voice when he talks about his recent setbacks against TJ Dillashaw and John Albert . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall airs Friday June 8 at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET from Sunrise, Fla. Click here for more info.



June 5th, 2012

Exclusive

The Battle for Brooklyn: Salita vs. Malignaggi?

By Flattop
Photo: Team Salita

Former world title challenger Dmitriy Salita hopes to fight WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi when Golden Boy Promotions presents the inaugural boxing event on October 20th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. “This is a fight for boxing fans and the non-boxing fans,” said Eli Tov, the advisor to Salita. “On a local level, this fight will fill the arena but the matchup is also a crossover fight that will appeal to people across New York City, across the U.S. and across the world. From Italy to Israel to New York to Los Angeles to Miami.”

Both fighters are Brooklynites. Dmitry – who moved from the Ukraine to the States in 1991 – lives in the community of Flatbush and Malignaggi resides at Sheepshead Bay. The fighters have known each other for over twenty years. Both gentlemen had outstanding amateur careers and they turned pro within weeks of each other during 2001.

“This a throwback fight to the days when the arriving immigrants to America would fight each other in the ring,” commented Tov. “This is a Jew fighting an Italian.” (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing Result

Mandawe wins welterweight eliminator

By Ron Jackson

Boitshepo Mandawe beat Mthobisi Buthelezi on points in a welterweight bout in Sandton on Monday night. The entertaining ten-rounder at the Sandton Convention Centre near Johannesburg was an eliminator to fight for the SA title. Buthelezi, who weighed in at 66.60 kg, made a good start and shook Mandawe (65.40 kg) in the second round. However, the stronger Mandawe fought back well in the later rounds and was a comfortable winner. Judges David van Nieuwenhuizen and Thabo Spampool scored the fight 97-96 and 99-91 and Philip du Randt had it 96-94. (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Tarver-Kayode wrap-up

By Rocco Morales

Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (29-6-1) failed to pull a rabbit out of his hat, had to settle for a draw and was fortunate to retain his IBO cruiserweight title against undefeated Lateef “Power” Kayode (18-0-1, 14KO) on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. In a fight that could’ve gone either way, it was Kayode who got off to a quick start to build an early lead only to then go on cruise control to let Tarver back into the fight to salvage a draw. (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Jones’ trainer: Bailey is just a stepping-stone

Vaughn Jackson, who has been training undefeated welterweight Mike Jones (26-0, 19 KOs) since Jones turned pro in 2005, has a quiet, yet bold confidence as his fighter is less than a week from boxing Randall Bailey (42-7, 36 KOs) for the vacant IBF world welterweight title on June 9 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, as part of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley championship card.

“He’s well-prepared,” Jackson said of Jones, 29, the #1 rated IBF welterweight contender. “Mike is going to bring out the best in himself.”

Jackson is well aware of Bailey’s reputation as one of boxing’s strongest punchers, but feels that won’t be enough against Jones, a knockout threat himself with a 73% knockout percentage to Bailey’s 72%. (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Afolabi targets Tarver, Kayode

WBO interim cruiserweight world champion Ola Afolabi has called out both IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver and top contender Lateef Kayode, who battle to a draw on Saturday night at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. “It was a somewhat entertaining fight as they’re on similar levels, but both of my world title bouts with Marco Huck were much better fights. Marco is considered the best champion and we are truly world-class cruiserweights, competing at a higher level than either Tarver or Kayode,” said the Los Angeles resident Afolabi. “I would be very interested in the opportunity to defend my WBO title in this country against either of them.”



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Rob Murray, Sr. passes

Photo: Brady Dillsworth

The boxing community was saddened on Sunday when longtime Philadelphia personality Rob Murray, Sr. succumbed to cancer. Murray was a well known fight figure for three-plus decades as he managed, trained, promoted and did almost everything around Philadelphia boxing. Murray was the original manager of future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins. He trained Bennie Briscoe for a short period. Murray managed world title challengers Will Taylor and most recently guided the career of World Heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Eddie Chambers and his brother Steve Upsher Chambers. For the better part of the past decade Murray was the Director of Boxing at The Legendary Blue Horizon. (more…)



June 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Sugar Shane Mosley tweets retirement

Former three division world champn Sugar Shane Mosley announced his retirement Monday on Twitter. the 40-year-old Mosley compiled a mark of 46-8-1 with 39 KOs in a pro career that spanned some 19 years. He won world titles at lightweight, welterweight and super welterweight and is best known for his two wins over Oscar de la Hoya. His final fight was a loss to WBC 154lb world champion Saul Alvarez last month.

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