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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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UFC

UFC’s coming out party on Fuel

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs TONIGHT at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET

By Anthony Springer Jr.

Pssst! There’s a big fight…TODAY!

Flying low on the radar in between UFC 143’s back and forth between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit and UFC144’s lightweight clash between champ Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson lies a bout of epic proportions in the welterweight division. (more…)



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Promoter Frank Maloney today won the purse bids for the British & Commonwealth Heavyweight Championship between David Price and Sam Sexton Maloney beat all other promoters at the bids held at the British Boxing Board of Control’s offices in Cardiff. A date and venue will be announced in the next few days.

Super Featherweight boxer Jerry Belmontes of Corpus Christi, Texas (15-0, 5 KOs), has signed a promotional deal with Northern New Jersey based Main Events, it was announced today by promoter Kathy Duva. Belmontes is expected to fight under the promoter’s banner for the first time in May in a bout to be televised on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo. Details about the show will be released in the coming weeks.

Ring great Roy Jones Jr. will join junior welterweights Victor Cayo (27-2, 19 KOs) and former unified lightweight world champion Nate Campbell (34-9-1, 25 KOs) during a press conference on Tuesday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Cayo and Campbell clash March 24 at the Palacio de Los Deportes in a ten-rounder.



February 15th, 2012


Boxing News

Oliveira-Freitas tentatively slated for May 19

Team Oliveira has collectively decided to drop undefeated WBC South American middleweight champion Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira down one weight class to junior middleweight, starting with his Brazilian mega-fight against four-time world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas, which is tentatively scheduled for May 19 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 21-year-old Oliveira is listed as 5’9 but he always gave away height, reach and weight fighting as a middleweight. Michael’s father/promoter Carlos Oliveira (MO Productions) is scheduled to fly next week to Brazil to go over final details for Michael’s May 19 fight in Rio against Freitas. (more…)



February 15th, 2012

Announcement

IBF Official Julio Shaik passes

By Gabriel F. Cordero

We have known the sad and unfortunate news of the death of Julio Shaik, who passed from a sudden heart attack at the age of 69 on Wednesday morning at his home in Panama City, Panama. He was a representative of the IBF in Panama and Latin America and also a commissioner and treasurer of the Panama Boxing Commission. He made many efforts to make sure Latin boxers were taken into consideration for the IBF rankings. Just recently Julio worked as supervisor of Miguel Vasquez vs Ameth Diaz IBF title fight on January 21 in Guadalajara, Mexico. We send our condolences to his family and recognize the loss of someone who was actually a friend and a person who supported us at all times.



February 15th, 2012


Boxing News

Magee: I am faster and better than Markussen

Photo: Sauerland Event

WBA interim super middleweight beltholder Brian Magee believes he is in the shape of his life. The 36-year-old Belfast fighter held a media work-out at fitness.dk in Osterbro today. “I am in the best shape ever,” he said. “I have a lot of respect for Rudy Markussen but I believe I have more speed and skills than he has. I´ve seen a couple of his fights and I think he has good power but I have as much power. I am prepared for a tough fight and I will defend my title.”

Magee does not rate Markussen as the hardest-hitting fighter at super-middleweight. “I have fought against Carl Froch and I don’t think Markussen hits as hard as him but it´s always tough to compare,” he stated. (more…)



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Vitali Klitschko Workout

Vitali’s final preparations for Saturday’s WBC heavyweight title defense against Dereck Chisora in Munich, Germany.



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Arreola, Williams, Cloud Workout

Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, two-time world champion Paul Williams and IBF light heavyweight world champion Tavoris Cloud worked out on Monday at the La Palmara mall in Corpus Christi, Texas. The three worked out and signed autographs for the fans in attendance in advance of their fights Saturday at the American Bank Center. Opponents Eric Molina, Nobuhiro Ishida and Gabriel Campillo are slated to workout today at the same place starting at 1:30PM. The event, billed as “Triple Threat” is promoted by Goossen Tutor in association with DKP and Golden Boy and can be seen on Showtime.



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko vs Chisora open work out

Photos: Klitschko Management Group

Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora held their open work out at the Mercedes-Benz dealership in Munich (Germany). Over 1000 fans showed up to watch both fighters showing off their boxing skills in preparation for their heavyweight championship fight this Saturday, February 18. WBC Champion Klitschko and his contender Dereck Chisora will face off at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.

The fight will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, in the US it will be shown on EPIX. Remaining tickets for Klitschko vs. Chisora are available on www.eventim.de. more photos



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

McDonnell set for Euro 118lb defense

Bantamweight Jamie McDonnell (18-2-1, 7 KOs) will close in on a shot at a world title if he is successful in the defense of his European title against Malik Bouziane (13-1-1, 1 KO) on March 3rd at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield. Bouziane recently fought for the IBF super flyweight title against Simphiwe Nongqayi in France where he scored majority draw. Two judges scored it 114-114 and the third 115-113 in favour of Nongjayi. The former European bantamweight champion who won the title from Ian Napa in his back yard, gave up his belts after two defenses to challenged for the IBF super flyweight title and has had only one loss on his career record to date. McDonnell has not looked back since last being defeated in 2008. After a recent visit to the WBC Convention in Las Vegas with teammate David Price, McDonnell now has his sights firmly set on a crack at a world title. McDonnell said, “I believe I am ready for a shot at a world title and by convincingly beating Bouziane on March 3rd I will prove that.”



February 15th, 2012

UFC

Jake Ellenberger – the Contender comes home

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs TONIGHT at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET

Last year, the song “Coming Home” became a staple on the mixed martial arts circuit. Whether in their home state, province, city, or town, the man born Sean John Combs and his band Dirty Money echoed through countless venues, providing the soundtrack for numerous fighters as they made their walk to the cage . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Campillo in Texas; Plans Surprise for Cloud

Former WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 8 KOs) and his outstanding support team, landed in in Corpus Christi, Texas, at 4 pm yesterday, in advance of Campillo’s challenge for unbeaten Tavoris Cloud’s (24-0, 19 KOs) IBF championship at American Bank Center Arena this Saturday night. Campillo says he and trainer Pablo Sarmiento had a fantastic camp, working with middleweight champion (and Campillo manager) Sergio Martinez, who is also in heavy training for his upcoming fight. “Few people are giving me a shot in this fight and that just motivates me more to prove them wrong,” said the eager Campillo. “This won’t be the first time I’ve gone to another country and returned home an upset victor,” continued the Madrid, Spain, native.



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Enzo Maccarinelli returns March 23

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (33-5, 26 KOs) will challenge Shane McPhilbin (8-2, 5 KOs) in McPhilbin’s first defense of his British cruiserweight championship on March 23 at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. Should be an interesting fight as most of the exciting Maccarinelli’s fights end in a KO one way or the other. The card will be promoted by Frank Warren and PJ Rowson.



February 15th, 2012

Announcement

Mike Bernardo dies at 42

By Ron Jackson

Former WBF heavyweight champion Mike Bernardo has died in Cape Town. He was 42. He won the vacant WBF belt when he stopped Dan Jerling from Czechslovakia in the sixth round in May 2000. He retained the title with a 41-second knockout of American Peter McNeely in Cape Town on June 8, 2001, but was stripped of his belt in May 2002 because of inactivity. Bernardo was born in Cape Town on July 29, 1969. In his professional debut on February 28, 1993, he knocked out Delius Musemwa in the third round. In his next fight he was stopped in the first round by Anton Nel, who later won the SA heavyweight title. Bernardo won his next seven fights but was inactive from 1997 to 1999 before he knocked out Scott Connar in the second round in Chicago in January 2000. On May 12 that year, he beat Jerling in Szekszard, Hungary, to claim the vacant WBF heavyweight title. His fight against McNeely was his last and he finished with a record of 11-1, with one no-contest and nine knockouts. (more…)



February 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Marquez to take on Cuenca April 21 in Mexico

By Miguel Maravilla

Three division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KOs) is set to return April 21 as he takes on Argentina’s Cesar Cuenca (42-0, 1 KO) in Mexico, it was reported earlier by Marquez promoter, Zanfer Promotions. Marquez was stripped of the WBA lightweight super title after fighting outside the division in 2011. Later it appeared that WBA 140lb champion Lamont Peterson could be his next opponent but Peterson instead will be meeting Amir Khan in a rematch on May 19 in Las Vegas. That left Marquez looking for another opponent and it appears he will be fighting Cuenca at 140. Marquez, coming off another close split decision loss to Manny Pacquiao, will now take on the undefeated Argentinian Cuenca, a slick southpaw rated WBO #1 in the junior welterweight division, who will be fighting outside his native Argentina for the first time in his career as he looks to make a splash against Marquez.



February 14th, 2012

Boxing Result

Iwabuchi, Serie victorious in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

In an encounter of southpaws, top contender Shinya Iwabuchi (18-3, 15 KOs), 140, captured the national super-light belt as he finally caught elusive defending champ Yuji Wauke (15-4, 7 KOs), 140, with a solid left-right combination and finished him at 1:34 of the seventh round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. The OPBF top ranked Wauke utilized his advantageous height and reach and attempted to outpunch the hard-hitting but lazy challenger in the first six rounds. Iwabuchi, however, turned loose in round seven, when he connected with solid lefts followed by a vicious southpaw right, which decked the champ prone and had him for the count. It was a dramatic coronation of the 26-yer-old hard-hitting southpaw, who had better learn to throw punches more smoothly.

In the main event WBC#10/WBA#11 Masaaki Serie (21-3, 9 KOs), 121.5, kept his national 122-pound throne, as he showed his unorthodox style to confuse and frustrate top contender Yasutaka Ishimoto (19-6, 3 KOs), 122, and pounded out a close but unanimous nod (96-95, 97-95 and 97-93) over ten. Serie, making his sixth defense, displayed his awkward attack to catch the orthodox but monotonous challenger.

Unbeaten super-fly sensation, WBC#21 ex-amateur prospect Yohei Tobe (4-0, 2 KOs), 14.75, kept throwing faster combinations to shorter Filipino Ryan Bito (21-9-3, 7 KOs), 114, ex-WBC international flyweight ruler, winning a unanimous verdict (80-73, 79-74 and 79-75) over eight.

Promoter: B-Tight Promotion.



February 14th, 2012

UFC

UFC on Fuel at the scales

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs Feb. 15

UFC on FUEL, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger and the heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Dave Herman, airing live on FUEL TV from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see prelim bouts at 6:20 pm ET / 3:20 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jake Ellenberger (170) VS Diego Sanchez (170)

Dave Herman (234) VS Stefan Struve (256)
Ronny Markes (185) VS Aaron Simpson (186)
Phil De Fries (241) VS Stipe Miocic (240)
Walel Watson (135) VS T.J. Dillashaw (136)
John Albert (135) vs Ivan Menjivar (135)

Facebook fights:
Vagner Rocha (145) VS Jonathan Brookins (145)
Sean Loeffler (185) VS Buddy Roberts (184)
Justin Salas (155) VS Anton Kuivanen (156)
Bernardo Magalhaes (155) VS Tim Means (155)
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For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Magee arrives in Denmark

WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion (Interim) Brian Magee (35-4, 24 KOs) has arrived in Denmark. Four days ahead of his clash with Rudy Markussen (37-2, 24 KOs) at Broendby Hall, the Northern Irish veteran landed at Copenhagen airport on Tuesday night. “It´s good to be back in Denmark,” he said. “I have great memories and I have won a lot of fights here. On Saturday, I will defeat Rudy Markussen and defend my title. He has a lot of power but I also have a lot of power. I have as many knockouts as he has. It will be a great fight.”

Earlier today, Markussen conducted a media work-out in downtown Copenhagen. “I am hungry and I am ready,” the Hardhitter stated. “This is the chance I have been waiting for. The big day has finally arrived. I am in very good shape. I don´t think Magee really knows how hard I can punch. Once he finds out, it will be too late for him. His title will stay in Denmark.”



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Liakhovich, Adamek added to March 24 card

The White Wolf, Sergei Liakhovich will take on Philadelphia’s hot Bryant Jennings in a 10-round co-feature, while heavyweight Tomasz Adamek makes his first ring appearance since facing Heavyweight King Vitali Klitschko on Saturday, March 24th when the NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” boxing series comes to Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports Complex. In the main event of the evening, Brooklyn’s Zab Judah takes on unbeaten Junior Welterweight Vernon Paris in a mandated fight for the #1 position in the IBF. (more…)



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Missouri will perform anti-doping test

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Missouri State Office of Athletics Executive Director Tim Lueckenhoff has informed the camps of both Marcos Maidana and Devon Alexander that an anti-doping testing will be performed before and after their fight on February 25th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, even though Maidana-Alexander is not a world title bout. “We were notified about the doping test today by Mr. Lueckenhoff. In order to eliminate any doubts it’s always healthy and transparent that anti-doping tests are performed. Especially, after what happened in the Chávez Jr. vs. Rubio fight a few days ago. We are willing to take the test as usual,” stated Maidana’s advisor Sebastian Contursi.



February 14th, 2012

UFC

Diego Sanchez – You never stop learning

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs Feb. 15

Welterweight contender Martin Kampmann goes by the nickname “The Hitman,” but you might as well have changed that to “The Surgeon” the way he carved up Diego Sanchez in the first round of their March 2011 bout. Battered and bloodied, Sanchez returned to his corner at the bell, and for 95% of the fighters out there, that first five minutes would have been cause for severe concern . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing series returns March 7

DiBella Entertainment’s “Broadway Boxing” series returns on March 7 to B.B. King Blues Club in New York City, with an exciting eight-bout card, headlined by a 10-round welterweight matchup between undefeated up-and-coming prospect Alex Perez (15-0, 9KOs) taking on his toughest opponent to date in longtime contender Francisco “El Gato” Figueroa (20-3-1, 13KOs).

Also scheduled to see action on the card is Queens-native, four-time NY Golden Gloves champion Will Rosinsky (14-1, 8KOs), DBE prospects Tor Hamer (13-1, 9KOs) and Luis Rosa (9-0, 5KOs), as well as an eight-round junior middleweight showdown between undefeated up-and-coming prospects Delen “The Sniper” Parsley (6-0, 2KOs) and Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (8-0, 4KOs). A complete list of the undercard will be announced shortly.



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Twitter Watch

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February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Arreola ready for Molina on Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Heavyweight Chris Arreola (34-2, 29 KOs) is looking for an impressive performance against Eric Molina (18-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas. Arreola looking to become the first world heavyweight champion of Mexican heritage in boxing’s top division and get a rematch with WBC heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko, who stopped him in September 2009. “I hope to win this fight convincingly,” said Arreola. “I’m looking for great things and just want to get my chance to face the best in this division.” The fight is a co-promotion between Goossen Tutor and Promociones del Pueblo, and will be seen throughout Mexico on Televisa Deportes and Showtime Extreme in the U.S.



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Attorney Andrew Horn joins Acquinity team

By Phil Doherty

Acquinity Sports picked up another well-regarded “fighter” recently in the form of WBO world counsel Andrew W Horn. Mr. Horn started his Miami-based practice in 1974, specializing in international sports law beginning in 1994. Acquinity’s acquisition gives the upstart promotional team immediate bargaining power as Horn hasn’t lost a case in 17 years. Acquinity Sports boxing director Henry Rivalta told Fightnews: “Our team wanted to have the best of the best. We know Andrew willl look after our best interests.”



February 14th, 2012

Announcement

“New Blood” Meet & Greet!

This past Saturday, February 11, promoter Ken Thompson hosted his talented stable of fighters to be featured on February 24 “New Blood” fight card at a Thompson Boxing Building Materials bazaar in the city of Fontana, California. Artemio Reyes, Aron Martinez, Efrain Esquivias, Richard Contreras and Sindy Amador put on a beautiful boxing school for the fans.

The successful open media workout allowed the boxers a chance to display their skills in the perfectly timed weather – soon after the festivities ended the rain set in! (more…)



February 14th, 2012

UFC

UFC on Fuel: Watch weigh-in today

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs Feb. 15

Watch the UFC on FUEL TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger weigh-in streaming LIVE from Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday, February 14 at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!?
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February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Arce-Parra in Mexicali

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (59-6-2, 45 KOs) wants to settle a pending “account” and send a warning to Nonito Donaire, when he takes on Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra (31-3-1, 18 KOs) Saturday in a non-title ten-rounder at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, BC. Arce is risking a showdown with Donaire to avenge a draw with Parra in September 2010

“We are focused on Parra at the moment,” said Arce. “We must defeat him convincingly and then we can consider Nonito Donaire.” Arce added that he will bring everything to clearly defeat Parra.

Also on the card is Jorge “Maromerito” Páez Jr. (30-4-1, 18 KOs) coming off his big win over Omar Chavez. Paez will face Carlos Velásquez.



February 14th, 2012

Feature Story

Mayen Promotions is back in Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

Back in the 80s and early 90s, Guillermo “Memo” Mayen, a successful Tijuana businessman, was quite arguably the biggest club show promoter in Baja California if not northern Mexico. Quite like a border town Don Chargrin, Mayen was knows to put on shows every Monday night showcasing a local talent. Known for putting on fighs that escalated to all out wars, Mayen was the king of the typical Mexican stand off. After a long lay off, Mayen has thrown his hat back in the mix in the city which is quickly turning into a boxing hotbed and will present his first show of 2012 this upcoming Thursday night, February 16th. The fight card will take place at the Las Pulgas Nightclub on the legendary Revolucion Avenue in the heart of Tijuana’s downtown. Just like in the past, Mayen is featuring local fighters but what remains to be seen is whether the wars that he was known for also make a comeback since in his new incarnation, Mayen is towing a number of protected fighters. (more…)



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Yi Ma in action Sunday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hot light middleweight prospect Yao Yi Ma (9-1, 6 KOs) will clash with Australian based South African Virgil Kalkoda (24-7-3, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Olympic Park Sports Center, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Sunday. Yi Ma was born in Taiwan but has been based in Australia for three years. In his most recent bout, he scored eight round stoppage of Pradeep Singh. He has shown excellent gym form extending several of Australia’s world class middleweights in sparring sessions, including current WBA interim light middleweight champion Anthony Mundine. He is trained and managed by Alex Wymara. Kalkoda has been based in Australia since 2009 and extended former WBO light middleweight challenger Daniel Dawson in 2011 losing by majority decision. Promoter Barry Wood.



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Gonzalez stops Espinoza

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino made its triumphant return to Tijuana on Saturday night with a highly successful night of professional boxing that saw a new king get crowned while a local favorite defended his title for the second time. Around three thousand boxing fans took in the action at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium as Mexico City’s Oscar “Finito” Gonzalez (28-1, 21KOs) captured the vacant WBC super bantamweight International title by stopping late sub Gerardo “Locomotora” Espinoza (28-13, 26KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, in the fifth round of a scheduled twelve. The night was broadcast live in Mexico by the Televisa network.

Gonzalez is a former WBC Youth 122 lbs. champ and is coming from winning the “WBC Future Champions” Tournament late last year. The tournament was a “Contender” like series that ran on Mexico’s Televisa network. In the series, Gonzalez defeated both Robert Vasquez and Vacharakrit Senahan to take the $100,000 prize. (more…)



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Browne-Wilson clash Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, former MMA star Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (10-0, 9 KOs) will clash with Colin”Kid Coalminer” Wilson (35-28-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant Australian heavyweight title over ten rounds on Friday at the Southport RSL, Southport, Queensland, Australia. Browne turned professional boxer in 2009. He holds wins over American Clarence Tillman, Irishman Scott Belshaw and John Szigeti. Wilson is a former national title holder, and has boxed several world class heavyweights, in a long career, including Alex Leapai, Kali Meehan and Corrie Sanders. Wilson at 39 years and 6’5 is seven years Browne’s senior, who also stand 6’5. On the undercard, former amateur star Mostyn Nieman (6-0, 5 KOs) will challenge for the vacant Australian cruiserweight title against Daniel Ammann (22-5-1, 5 KOs). Televised on Foxtel cable television network throughout Australia.



February 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Argentina Commission: We laugh at sanctions

The WBC earlier today demanded that local authorities immediate action to “punish the criminals that have stained boxing and the reputation of such an exemplary and honorable country like Argentina.” They also called on all boxing federations, boxing commissions and promoters in the world to take this shameful event as an example” to reinforce security before, during and after the bouts to prevent incidents like the post-fight riot in Mar de Plata, Argentina.

However, Osvaldo Bisbal, head of the Federación Argentina de Boxeo (FAB), said in an interview with Clarin that there will be no sanctions involving the incident. “According to what I saw, I can’t find anyone to punish. Who you want to punish? The boxer? The promoter? They complied with everything. The Once Unidos Stadium had nothing to do with it. There is no one to punish.”

As for the possibility of the IBF sanctioning the Argentina Federation? “We laugh at the sanctions of international sanctioning bodies” stated Bisbal. “They have no authority to do so.”



February 13th, 2012

UFC

UFC on Fuel: Flash quotes from open workout

UFC on Fuel: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger airs Feb. 15

On Wednesday night, live from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, and broadcast on FUEL, elite welterweights Diego ‘the Dream’ Sanchez and local puncher Jake ‘the Juggernaut’ Ellenberger throw down in a three-round main event which will reshape the 170lbs division. (more…)



February 13th, 2012

Boxing News

WBC condemns Argentina brawl

Click here if you haven’t seen what happened at the end of the Lazarte-Casimero IBF super flyweight title fight in Mar de Plata, Argentina.

Official Statement: The World Boxing Council wants to express its total rejection to the recent events that took place in that great boxing country where there was a shameful brawl after a bout ended in Mar de Plata, Argentina. The WBC condemns this cowardly attack that many fans made against the foreign fighter and his team work, they were only four unprotected people who received brutal and unacceptable attacks from tens of people. The WBC rejects what happened and demands immediate actions to the local authorities to punish those criminals that have stained boxing and the reputation of such an exemplary and honorable country like Argentina. (more…)



February 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Klitschko-Chisora presser quotes

Photos: Klitschko Management Group

British world heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora says that he’ll be too wild and unpredictable for WBC World Heavyweight Champion Vitali Klitschko this Saturday night in Munich. Chisora, 28, squared up to the giant Ukrainian at today’s head-to-head press conference and promised to end the reign of Klitschko who hasn’t lost since Lennox Lewis stopped him nearly a decade ago. Klitschko vowed to show why he is the champion and has ruled for so long. For more details and photos click here…



February 13th, 2012




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