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By Francisco Salazar
Golden Boy Promotions Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez confirmed to Fightnews.com late last week that welterweight contender Marcos Maidana will take on Keith Thurman on the undercard of the Adrian Broner-Vicente Escobedo world title bout on July 21st. Both bouts will be televised on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” and will take place at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH. Although it was announced that the Maidana-Thurman fight is a scheduled 10 round bout, Gomez is holding out hope that the bout could possibly be scheduled for 12 rounds. The Argentine-born Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs), who now trains in Oxnard, CA, is coming off a 10 round unanimous decision loss to Devon Alexander on February 25th. This will be a significant step up in class for Thurman (17-0, 16 KOs), who hails from Clearwater, FL. He has won his last six bouts by knockout, but against obscure or mediocre competition.
By Francisco Salazar Golden Boy Promotions Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez confirmed to Fightnews.com late last week that welterweight …
By Francisco Salazar
Unbeaten super featherweight Ronny Rios will return to the ring on July 28th in a scheduled 10 round bout, manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Sunday afternoon. The bout will headline a “Solo Boxeo” card at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA. According to Espinoza, no opponent has been lined up yet for the 22 year old boxer. Rios has looked impressive in recent fights, especially in his most recent bout on April 7th, when he won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Guillermo Sanchez in Anaheim, CA. Rios, who began boxing professionally at 18 years of age, was a two-time United States Amateur champion and a National Golden Gloves champion in 2007. Rios (18-0, 8 KOs) resides in Santa Ana, CA and is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.
By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten super featherweight Ronny Rios will return to the ring on July 28th in a scheduled 10 …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
In information obtained by Fightnews.com, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer apparently has three names in mind to replace Victor Ortiz as the challenger for WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15 in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Among those believed to be in the running are WBA super welterweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout and former WBO welterweight champion Carlos “El Indio” Quintana. That bout would be going head-to-head against a card headlined by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez.
By Gabriel F. Cordero In information obtained by Fightnews.com, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer apparently has three names in mind …
By Francisco Salazar
Antonio DeMarco has been in the news lately, as he is scheduled to take on lightweight contender John Molina on September 8th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. However, the hard-hitting lightweight world title holder had been given the green light to fight Daniel Estrada on July 28th this whole time, according to John Beninati, matchmaker for Gary Shaw Productions. The DeMarco-Estrada bout will take place in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. Beninati sent a letter to Fightnews.com on Sunday, where it stated that the promotional company gave DeMarco permission to make a voluntary defense on a fight card promoted by Antonio Lozada. The letter was written and sent out last Tuesday. According to Beninati, it had been incorrectly reported that Shaw did not sign off on De Marco fighting Estrada on July 28th. De Marco fighting Estrada was already in the works prior to DeMarco-Molina being made a few weeks ago. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar Antonio DeMarco has been in the news lately, as he is scheduled to take on lightweight contender …
Lopez Meets the Press after Upset Win; Matthysse Speaks; Canelo talks September 15
By Miguel Maravilla
Shortly after his spectacular win Riverside’s Josesito Lopez spoke to the media at the post fight press conference at Staples Center Saturday night as he scored a ninth round technical knockout over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz of Oxnard in this southern California showdown. Ortiz suffered a suspected broken jaw which forced him to quit at the end of round nine.
Lopez, as would be expected, was in high spirits when he came to the podium. “I came in good shape and ready to go to war with Victor Ortiz,” Lopez said.
Regarding the Ortiz rabbit punch that caused a lengthy break in the action, Lopez stated, “He hit me in the back of the head/neck. I felt like a little pulled muscle but I was ready to go. There is no quitting in me….Ortiz hits hard. He’s strong and he got me a few times. There were times where he got my attention, but at no point was I hurt,” Lopez told Fightnews.com. “This is my Rocky moment I am in still in somewhat of a shock but we did it,” Josesito stated. (more…)
Lopez Meets the Press after Upset Win; Matthysse Speaks; Canelo talks September 15 By Miguel Maravilla Shortly after his spectacular …
Carson Jones has vowed to punish Kell Brook when they meet in an IBF welterweight title eliminator on July 7 after Brook predicted he will KO the American. Brook and Jones clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7 and Brook raised the stakes last week when he promised to knock out the Oklahoma fighter to claim a shot at the title. Rated one spot higher in the rankings than Brook at number three, Jones travels to England for the first time in his career and says he’ll make ‘The Special One’ pay for calling him a quitter and grab the title chance for himself.
“This kid is confused about what he is up against,” said Jones. “There is no quit in me, which is why I am in this position I am in right now. I never gave up.” Jones said he wasn’t impressed by Brook’s destructive 12 round win over Matthew Hatton and Brook himself admitted that he needed to be nastier against Jones – and the visitor has his own take on that claim. “I agree we will see the nasty Kell Brook, because after I beat the hell out of him his face will look very nasty,” said Jones. The 25 year old has stopped his last eight opponents on his way to facing Brook, and the USBA champ has got his eye on another British fight should he beat Brook in his backyard. “Amir Khan is a good boxer but I don’t think he has the heart to match,” said Jones of the Bolton boxer linked to a future showdown with Brook. “And I think I would stop him just like I will Kell Brook.”
Carson Jones has vowed to punish Kell Brook when they meet in an IBF welterweight title eliminator on July 7 …
It is official: Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) will defend his title against Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) at the Sporthalle Hamburg on July 14. Originally the WBA-Champion was scheduled to fight in London but has now opted to do so in Hamburg instead. “It is due to organizational aspects,” said Chris Meyer, managing director of Sauerland Event. “The English time schedule was too tight. We wouldn’t have been able to guarantee that the fight could have been broadcasted live in Germany. Therefore the heavyweight world championship will be staged in Hamburg.”
A good decision, believes Meyer: “There are not a lot of cities in Germany which can host such an event on such short notice. Hamburg is a real boxing city with a great audience and a lot of boxing tradition. Furthermore the city possesses the required infrastructure to host such a big event.” (more…)
It is official: Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) will defend his title against Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) at the …
From the end of World War II through the early 1950s, the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing was alive and well in Hollywood, California with regular shows at the legendary Hollywood Legion Stadium on Gower and El Centro. In the early 1960s, “The Brown Bomber” himself, Joe Louis, promoted weekly shows at The Moulin Rouge Night Club on Sunset Blvd..
Right up the street on Hollywood Blvd., Florentine Gardens, which originally opened in 1938, served as one of the hottest Supper Clubs in Hollywood. A Who’s Who of Tinseltown’s elite would frequent the Florentine Gardens, including Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, and Errol Flynn. A young starlet named Norma Jean Baker celebrated her first wedding at Florentine Gardens…and would later become Marilyn Monroe.
On Thursday, July 12, 2012, Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, will evoke memories from the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing with the launch of a new professional boxing series at the Legendary Florentine Gardens in Hollywood. “Hollywood Fight Night” will include 10 professional boxing bouts featuring fighters from Hollywood and its surrounding areas. (more…)
From the end of World War II through the early 1950s, the Golden Era of West Coast Boxing was alive …
Alexander Povetkin’s WBA World Heavyweight title defence against Hasim Rahman has been withdrawn from the show at West Ham United on Saturday 14th July. The fight was to feature on the card being topped by David Haye and Dereck Chisora’s eagerly awaited WBO/WBA International heavyweight showdown. Due to licensing conditions at West Ham United, Haye vs Chisora could not start later than 10pm and with German TV network ARD insisting, due to their Saturday night scheduling, that Povetkin vs Rahman must fill that slot and be before Haye vs Chisora, that time frame was impossible to work to. The show is being televised in sixty-plus countries, many with more than a one hour time difference, so to get everyone to agree to ARD’s preferred order would be impossible.
EPIX will broadcast the fight live in the USA and they need to be comfortable with the start time too. If Haye vs Chisora, which is the main attraction on the show, was to go on before Povetkin vs Rahman it would have had to start no later than 8:20pm meaning that Povetkin v Rahman could potentially have taken place in front of an empty stadium with the majority of fans leaving to catch trains and other public transport. (more…)
Alexander Povetkin’s WBA World Heavyweight title defence against Hasim Rahman has been withdrawn from the show at West Ham United …
In the eyes of Josesito Lopez, everything about his scheduled 12 round welterweight bout against Victor Ortiz on Saturday night was stacked against him.
The perception that Lopez would not withstand Ortiz’s power, the media paying more attention to Ortiz’s September showdown against super welterweight world title holder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and a pro-Ortiz crowd during the fight were some of the factors Lopez dealt with.
While it would have been admirable to assume Lopez would earn a moral victory for lasting 12 rounds against Ortiz and earn a good payday, Lopez was more optimistic than people gave him credit for. Optimistic enough to shock the boxing world and win the biggest fight of his career . . . Click here for more
Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda In the eyes of Josesito Lopez, everything about …
Report and photos by Jessy Kelley
In a clash of unbeaten jr middleweights, Cerresso Fort (13-0-1, 10 KOs) won a hard fought majority decision over Dave Peterson (13-1, 8 KOs) Saturday night at the Black Bear Casino in Carlton, MN. The action picked up after a slow first round with both fighters giving their best effort which left them bloody and marked up by the end of the fight. Peterson surprised everybody by coming forward early and controlling the flow inside the tiny ring despite normally being the counter puncher. Peterson was winning the battle on the inside in the early going while Fort timed in counter shots to the head. During a close third round, an accidental clash of heads left Fort with a gash over his left eye. Fort took Peterson’s assumed roll as counter puncher and landed some nice shots to the head and body afterwards. Peterson did his best work in rounds four and five while landing uppercuts and being first to the punch. Fort’s mouth was open and he was looking a bit winded in those rounds. Fort however rallied big in the sixth as he now began to push the action behind a clubbing right while pushing the faster pace which better suited him. More great action in round seven but Fort secured the fight on the judges cards by having his best round of the fight in the eighth and final round. Both fighters gained a ton of respect from local fans for their effort and afterwards each fighter said they want to go at it again later this year in the Twin Cities area. Official scores read 77-75 twice for Fort and 76-76 giving Fort the victory. (more…)
Report and photos by Jessy Kelley In a clash of unbeaten jr middleweights, Cerresso Fort (13-0-1, 10 KOs) won a …
By Christopher Cook
Photos: Christopher Cook
The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame family grew by twenty-one, as the Class of 2012 was inducted this afternoon. A mixture of fighters, media, participants, promoters, doctors, and trainers made for a memorable afternoon, one where greats of the past met greats of the present. The class of 2012 included the great Roberto Duran and Aaron Pryor, great trainers Jim McLoughlin and John Russell, one of the most influential women in the sport Dana Jamison of Don King Productions among others.
Held at the beautiful Westshore Wyndham Hotel in Tampa, Florida, not even the torrential rainfall of Tropical Storm Debby could stop the hundreds that attended this event. Those that attended were treated to the lesser known side of boxing, the personal side, the relationships built over years in the sport. Most know only have the action that happens inside the squared-circle, and not of the sacrifices made by families, friends, and boxers to pursue their pugilistic dream. Sitting back and listening to the inductees speak of their history, stories, and experiences displayed the human side of the sport, creating memories for all that attended. (more…)
By Christopher Cook Photos: Christopher Cook The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame family grew by twenty-one, as the Class of …
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com
Fighting before a raucous, partisan crowd at the Smith Gymnasium on the Fort Myer/Henderson Hall Joint Military Base in Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over John Willoughby of Selma, AL. Wilson won despite possibly breaking his left hand in the second round. A clash of heads also forced Wilson to suffer a cut along his right eye in the third. Willoughby, a late sub who fought eight days prior to this bout, proved to be very tough for Wilson, who is now 14-0, four KOs while John Willoughby is now 3-13, two KOs. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside Photos: Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com Fighting before a raucous, partisan crowd at the Smith Gymnasium on …
By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Ralph Notaro
Former world heavyweight title contender Davarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-7, 23 KOs) intended to use Saturday’s championship bout against Tony “TNT” Grano (20-2-1, 16 KOs) as a “checkup” of his career. Fighting for the vacant NABF heavyweight crown against a man twelve years his junior, the forty-three year old Williamson wanted to see how his reflexes felt; judging his boxing future on a case-by case basis. Williamson told Fightnews during Wednesday’s press conference he intended to create separation during the twelve-round main event of the Viva Don King II card from Hollywood’s Seminole Hard Rock Live. Unfortunately, Grano was the man completing that task, separating Williamson from his senses with a punishing combination at 2:27 of the fourth round and “touching” Davarryl with a type of sleep particular to pugilism. (more…)
By Phil Doherty at ringside Photos: Ralph Notaro Former world heavyweight title contender Davarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-7, 23 …
Middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. (54-4-1, 29 KOs) scored a first round KO over late sub John David Charles (7-5, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the La Villita Maverick Plaza in San Antonio, Texas. Camacho finished Charles with a body shot at 2:05. Charles, who has now dropped five of his last six fights, took the fight on 48 hours’ notice.
Joseph Rios W6 Joel Garcia (super flyweight)
Christina Ruiz D4 Nohime Dennisson (super bantamweight)
Rolando Campos W4 Henry Hernandez (lightweight)
Middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. (54-4-1, 29 KOs) scored a first round KO over late sub John David Charles (7-5, 1 …
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder moved to 23-0 with 23 KOs after a stoppage of former world title challenger Owen Beck (29-11, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Killer Buzz Arena in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist dropped Beck once in rounds one and two, and twice in round three. Beck, who suffered his eighth straight loss, was unable to come out for the fourth round. Wilder plans to return to the ring at the end of July.
Alexis Santos TKO1 Dustin Nichols (heavyweight)
Gundrick King W4 Billy Cunningham (light heavyweight)
Ray Ray Bryant W4 Anthony Middlebrooks (jr welterweight)
Keandrae Leatherwood TKO3 Mikel Williams (super middleweight)
Anthony Greeley W4 Keith Thompson (heavyweight)
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder moved to 23-0 with 23 KOs after a stoppage of former world title challenger Owen Beck …
Six fighters joined UFC® executive Marshall Zelasnik at the UFC® 147 post-fight press conference: Rich Franklin, Fabricio Werdum, Marcos Vinicius, Cezar Ferreira, Rony Jason, and Rodrigo Damm.
Fight of the Night went to headliners Franklin and Wanderlei Silva. The two legends picked up right where they left off in their first meeting, exchanging punches and kicks in an exciting back-and-forth brawl. Despite nearly being knocked out late in the second round, Franklin hung on to earn a unanimous decision.
Vinicius earned Knockout of the Night for his come-from-behind stoppage of Wagner Campos. “Vina” survived several submission attempts from Campos before using knees and punches to end the fight in the third frame . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Six fighters joined UFC® executive Marshall Zelasnik at the UFC® 147 post-fight press conference: Rich Franklin, Fabricio Werdum, Marcos Vinicius, …
By Miguel Maravilla
With both a loss and a suspected broken jaw, Victor Ortiz is out of the running to challenge WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in September. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed Saturday night that Alvarez will definitely be fighting on September 15 and they’ll discuss possibile new opponents this week. Canelo stated that he’s ready to fight anyone. He was originally slated to face Paul Williams, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident. Then it was Victor Ortiz, who opted to go ahead with a previously scheduled bout against Josesito Lopez. Josesito says he’s willing to take on Canelo if given the opportunity.
Canelo vs. TBA will be going up against a competing pay-per-view card headlined by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez the same night in the same city.
By Miguel Maravilla With both a loss and a suspected broken jaw, Victor Ortiz is out of the running to …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer
Super flyweight David “Tornado” Sanchez (22-2, 17 KOs) won by second round TKO against Eliezer Quezada (14-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
That was matched by the second round KO of flyweight Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada (22-1, 17 KOs) against Filipino Ardin Diale (18-7-3, 5 KOs).
But lightweight Luis “Artisan” Cruz (20-1, 16 KOs) one-upped Sanchez and Estrada by blasting out journeyman Tomas Sierra (16-24, 12 KOs) in the first round. More photos…
By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Super flyweight David “Tornado” Sanchez (22-2, 17 KOs) won by second …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez
Unbeaten 18-year-old bantamweight phenom Andres “Jaguarcito” Gutierrez (22-0-1, 19 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a ninth round TKO over Colombia’s Onalvi Sierra (24-5-1, 21 KOs) in a 12-rounder for the vacant IBF International title on Saturday at Gimnasio Municipal Miguel Hidalgo in Puebla, Mexico.
In the co-feature, Yazmiin “La Rusita” Rivas (25-7, 9 KOs) successfully defended her IBF female bantamweight title against Nydia Feliciano (5-3-3) via ten round unanimous decision.
Scores were 100-90, 98-91 and 97-93.
In a clash for the WBC female light flyweight world title, Esmeralda Moreno (24-6, 9 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Naomi Togashi (10-1-1, 5 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 99-94 and 97-93. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten 18-year-old bantamweight phenom Andres “Jaguarcito” Gutierrez (22-0-1, 19 KOs) …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Peruvian prospect David “La Pantera” Zegarra (19-0, 14 KOs) retained his WBA Fedelatin welterweight title after winning a unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 100-90) against Ecuadorian Eduardo Flores (11-8-3, 8 KOs). Zegarra dominated the entire fight.
Peruvian featherweight prospect Carlos Zambrano (15-0, 8 KOs) won by knockout in round three against Brazilian Darli Gonçalvez (20-14-1, 11 KOs) to win the WBA featherweight Fedelatin crown.
The event took place at the Coliseo Miguel Grau in Callao, Peru and was presented by local promoter Jorge Bartra.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Peruvian prospect David “La Pantera” Zegarra (19-0, 14 KOs) retained his WBA Fedelatin welterweight title after …
In a long-awaited rematch, Rich Franklin outpointed Wanderlei Silva in the main event of the UFC 147 fight card held tonight at the Felipe Drummond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Both men came out swinging, but Franklin got the better of the exchanges in the first. Silva finished the second round by nearly taking out Franklin, but the former champ survived the assault to outpoint Silva in the last three rounds. All three judges gave Franklin the decision, 49-46.
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In a long-awaited rematch, Rich Franklin outpointed Wanderlei Silva in the main event of the UFC 147 fight card held …
Photos: Jan Sanders / Goossen Tutor Promotions
Former WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (21-1, 11 KOs) won a crowd pleasing eight round majority decision over previously unbeaten Efrain Esquivias (16-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, California. In his first bout since losing his title against Guillermo Rigondeaux in January, Ramos had all he could handle against the aggressive Esquivias, prevailing 78-74, 78-74 on two cards, while the third card was 76-76.
In a clash of unbeaten super flyweights, Matthew Villanueva (8-0-1, 7 KOs) overcame a second round knockdown to take an eight round unanimous decision over Bruno Escalante (5-1-1, 3 KOs). (more…)
Photos: Jan Sanders / Goossen Tutor Promotions Former WBA super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos (21-1, 11 KOs) won a crowd …
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Phil Doherty at ringside
Heavyweight Tony “TNT” Grano (20-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Davarryl “Touch Of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs) to claim the vacant NABF heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Grano staggered Williamson in round three and put the 43-year-old to sleep in round four. Time was 2:27.
WBA #15 lightweight Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (13-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over WBA #15 super featherweight Justin “Le Voodoo” Savi (26-2, 18 KOs) Santana dropped Savi in round two, and Savi’s left eye was closed by round three. Savi was dropped again in round three and the bout was waved off shortly after. Time was 1:51.
WBC #14 super welterweight Joey “Twinkle Fingers” (22-1-1, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Brandon “The Business” Baue (12-7, 10 KOs). Hernandez dropped the aggressive Baue in the fourth during a wild exchange and finished him with his follow-up barrage. Time was 1:11. (more…)
Phil Doherty at ringside Heavyweight Tony “TNT” Grano (20-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Davarryl “Touch Of …
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
In the biggest fight of his career, Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs) moved up to welterweight made former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KOs) quit after nine rounds on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It was a hard fought clash with good two-way action. Josesito seemed to be getting the edge as the bout progressed. Ortiz quit in his corner after round nine citing a possible broken jaw. With the upset win, Josesito torpedos Ortiz’ September 15 PPV showdown with WBC 154lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in Las Vegas. At the time of the stoppage, Ortiz was ahead 86-85, 87-84, 88-83.
Jr welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over multi-division former world champion Humberto Soto (58-8-2, 34 KOs). Matthysse, who has dropped controversial decisions in previous US fights, took it out of the judges’ hands when he dropped Soto hard at the end of round five and Soto was unable to continue. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In the biggest fight of his career, Josesito …
By Felipe Leon
According to an inside source, the Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs) vs. Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (28-2-1, 21 KOs) WBC lightweight title fight scheduled for July 28th is off. According to the source, despite multiple opportunities, Gary Shaw, promoter of DeMarco, failed to sign off on the fight after allegedly agreeing to do so. DeMarco, upset after preparing for a month for the second defense of his title, has left the gym and has not returned. No word on how the cancellation affects his September scheduled defense versus John Molina. More news to come as it develops.
By Felipe Leon According to an inside source, the Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs) vs. Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (28-2-1, 21 …
Pursuit Channel is broadcasting exclusively the “Viva Don King II Boxing Card” tonight live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. This live event can be seen on DISH channel 240 (PRST) and DirecTV channel 608 (PRST) starting at 7 p.m. EDT. The main event, features Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-2, 15 KOs) against DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs) for the vacant NABF crown. Pursuit Channel is a leader in the hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation television market and is delivered in DISH and DIRECTV’s basic packages, so if you have DISH or DIRECTV, you’ll get the fights. The channel is also available through numerous cable TV operators. Longtime Fightnews.com correspondent Jose Santiago will be doing the color commentary for the telecast. South Florida Fightnews.com correspondent Phil Doherty will be covering the event at ringside.
Pursuit Channel is broadcasting exclusively the “Viva Don King II Boxing Card” tonight live from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel …
From: Joesph Herron
Photo: Esteban Erik Stipnieks
Hector Camacho Jr. 164.5 vs. John David Charles 164
Joel Garcia 113 vs. Joseph Rios 111.5
Christina Ruiz 119.5 vs. Nohime Dennisson 119
Kenton Sippio-Cook 156 vs. Martinez Sharod Porter 162.5
Rolando Campos 137 vs. Henry Hernandez 134.75
Venue: La Villita’s Maverick Plaza, San Antonio, TX
Promoter: Zeferino Entertainment
From: Joesph Herron Photo: Esteban Erik Stipnieks Hector Camacho Jr. 164.5 vs. John David Charles 164 Joel Garcia 113 vs. …
By Brett Bonetti
Following the news that IBO Cruiserweight Champion, Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver tested positive for the Anabolic Steroid Drostanolone following his split decision draw with Lateef Kayode on June 2, questions are now being asked if Tarver was “juiced” for his previous fight with Australian, Danny “The Green Machine” Green in Sydney Australia in July 2011. Green went into that fight as a warm favorite to win and retain his IBO cruiserweight title, however Tarver shocked Green and the fans after he won the fight when Green’s corner was forced to throw in the towel following round 9.
Green had stated after that loss that he had never been really hurt before that fight and has today questioned the legitimacy of the American’s victory over him in their fight in Sydney. Following the revelation that Tarver tested positive Green said “I’m shocked by the news, but it does make you think.”
Green also queried at how Tarver got down to the cruiserweight limit and stayed very strong for their bout after looking significantly heavier when they both toured Australia just eight weeks beforehand to promote their world title fight. (more…)
By Brett Bonetti Following the news that IBO Cruiserweight Champion, Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver tested positive for the Anabolic Steroid …
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Freshly crowned unified WBC/WBA Minimumweight Champion Kazuto Ioka is being tormented once again by his greatest threat in the division, WBC Silver and Interim Champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha on this Fightnews.com exclusive interview!
By Chito Yu Katangkatang Freshly crowned unified WBC/WBA Minimumweight Champion Kazuto Ioka is being tormented once again by his greatest …
Every mixed martial artist says that he’s working on all aspects of his fight game, but it’s only a select few that will be able to handle themselves with equal skill both standing and on the mat. In the space of two fights in the last 12 months, Fabricio Werdum joined that fraternity . . . Click here for more by Carlos Eduardo Ozorio, UFC.com
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Every mixed martial artist says that he’s working on all aspects of his fight game, but it’s only a select …
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Undefeated Heavyweight Prospects Deontay Wilder (22-0, 22 KOs) and Alexis Santos (5-0, 4 KOs), pictured from left to right, fight in separate bouts Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Deontay Wilder 217 vs. Owen Beck 243
Alexis Santos 217 vs. Dustin Nichols 390
Billy Cunningham 178 vs. Gundrick King 174
Keandrae Leatherwood 166 vs. Mikel Williams 170
Anthony Middlebrooks 142 vs. Ray Ray Bryant 136
Keith Thompson 239 vs. Anthony Greeley 202
Promoter: Skyy Promotions
Venue: Killer Buzz Arena
Photo: Sean Farley Undefeated Heavyweight Prospects Deontay Wilder (22-0, 22 KOs) and Alexis Santos (5-0, 4 KOs), pictured from left …
Promoter Gary Shaw is concerned about the damage done in the sport of boxing after the news Friday that Antonio Tarver tested positive for a banned substance in a pre-fight drug test conducted by the California State Athletic Commission before his fight with Lateef Kayode. “It’s very worrisome where our sport is heading these days with the recent array of fighters testing positive for banned substances,” Shaw said. “With all these fights being canceled its killing the sport and I hope the networks are not going to lose interest. As promoters, we do our best to make sure everyone is abiding by the rules. I’m happy that the commissions are stepping up their stance on catching fighters cheating because the safety of the fighter should always come first. It’s unfortunate that in Lateef Kayode’s first major opportunity, he had to fight on what appears to be an unlevel playing field.” (more…)
Promoter Gary Shaw is concerned about the damage done in the sport of boxing after the news Friday that Antonio …
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
In his toughest test so far in his career, super bantamweight Jonathan Arellano won an eight round unanimous decision over Jose Angel Beranza before a near-sellout crowd at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Arellano was the quicker fighter of the two, utilizing his speed to his advantage in beating Beranza to the punch. Undaunted, Beranza did all e could to get close to Arellano, pressing the fight to close the gap between the two. Beranza had some success in the as the bout progressed, but his momentum would get thwarted web Arellano landed counter right crosses to the head. Both fighters had their moments in the final round, although Arellano finished strong. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Arellano, 77-75, 79-73, and an unbelievable 80-72. Fightnews.com scored the bout 78-74 in favor of Arellano, who hails from Ontario and goes to 13-0-1, 3 KOs. Beranza, from Mexico City, DF, Mexico, drops to 35-24-2, 27 KOs. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In his toughest test so far in his career, super bantamweight …