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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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 …




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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 …


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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 …


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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, …


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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.

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.

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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) …


UFC

Fierro: The man behind some of UFC’s top fighters

You’ve seen Eric Del Fierro before, whether as an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter 15 or in the corner of a growing number of UFC stars, including bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, Brandon Vera, and Alex Gustafsson. Now meet the head coach at Alliance MMA, one of the sport’s top gyms . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, 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

You’ve seen Eric Del Fierro before, whether as an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter 15 or in the corner …


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JC Salgado Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado has begun training this week in Mexico City for his next fight against former WBA featherweight world champion Yurorkis Gamboa on November 17 at a venue to be determined. Salgado should shortly move his training camp to Jiquipilco in Mexico State where he trained for his last fight against former world champion Jonathan Barros. “Just two weeks rest and we are already back in the gym and started running in the mornings. I should have an excellent preparation to explore all options for the win,” said Salgado.

By Gabriel F. Cordero IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado has begun training this week in Mexico City …


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Ivan Morales set for U.S. debut

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Diego Morales

If Ivan “Nino Maravilla” Morales (17-0, 12KOs) would have been a little better with his feet instead of his hands, the Morales clan would more than likely have their first star of the soccer field instead of the undefeated super flyweight he has developed into chasing history as he along with his brothers, seven-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales and former 115 lbs. division champ Diego “Pelucho” Morales, look to become the first set of three siblings to capture a world title. Ivan will take his next step towards that goal this Saturday night when he makes his United States debut versus the hard hitting Luis “Titi” Maldonado (36-9-1, 27KOs). Morales’ WBC Silver International super flyweight title will be on the line in the ten round main event which will be televised by Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” and held at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Diego Morales If Ivan “Nino Maravilla” Morales (17-0, 12KOs) would have been a little better with …



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Gerber and Nader added

Two titles are at stake when world-class boxing returns later this month to the city of Bamberg, Germany. IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) has set his sights on defending his crown against mandatory challenger Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs). In addition, middleweight Dominik Britsch (26-0-1, 9 KOs) is trying to erase any doubts in people’s minds when he once again faces off with rugged Spaniard Roberto Santos (17-6-2, 9 KOs) for the EU Championship. Their first encounter ended in a draw. Besides those two match-ups, Sauerland Event has announced two undercard fights to heat up the crowd before the main event featuring unbeaten heavyweight Edmund Gerber (20-0, 13 KOs) as well as Austrian middleweight stylist Marcos Nader (15-0, 2 KOs). Gerber will lock horns with veteran Michael Sprott (36-18, 17 KOs), while Nader faces Damien Bertu (25-6-1, 7 KOs).

Two titles are at stake when world-class boxing returns later this month to the city of Bamberg, Germany. IBF cruiserweight …


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Geale ready for the best

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Louie Abigail

Leading USA promoter Gary Shaw is back in America after spending one week in Germany culminating in the IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale defeating Felux Sturm to take the WBA super middleweight belt from its long time holder. Geale had become the first boxer to travel to Germany and take the world middleweight belts from their two world title holders – Sebastian Sylvester of the IBF title in 2011 and Felix Sturm of the WBA title in 2012. Gary Shaw said “Sturm literally thought Daniel’s name was ‘Meal Deal’ and found out the hard way he’s the ‘Real Deal.'”

Geale ended sparring ten days before the fight and was on weight the entire time. There was no struggle to make weight and the game plan Graham Shaw put into place was incredible. Graham is a very underrated trainer. I nominate him for ‘Trainer of the Year’ and he needs to be recognised as one of the best trainers in boxing. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Louie Abigail Leading USA promoter Gary Shaw is back in America after …


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Abregu-Avendano collide Friday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian prospect Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) will take on experienced Venezuelan Marco Antonio Avendano (30-8-1, 22 KOs) on Friday night at Estadio Delmi in Salta, Argentina. Sources have indicated that if victorious Abregu could face undefeated and highly rated Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme next. “I am very well prepared for this fight,” said Abregu. “Avendano has strong punch but I’m in good shape and have a strong desire to face the best of my division. It’s time to move forward and get a world title opportunity.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian prospect Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) will take on experienced Venezuelan Marco Antonio …


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Ward, Dawson: Different Paths to Same Places

By Robert Hough
Photos: Stephanie Trapp

“Bad” Chad Dawson and Andre “SOG” Ward took different paths to the same destination in the ring and in their lives. The two men, who both have four children, are set to fight on Saturday. They relate interchangeable thoughts about focusing on their children and their families, and they’ve backed up their statements about wanting to face the best fighters.

Dawson (31-1-0-2, 17 KOs) acknowledged recently that he got dialled into family life again a couple years ago after letting the crowd around him get too big. Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) has taken a family-oriented approach since he’s had a family. Dawson the WBC light heavyweight champion has taken an uncommon step for someone in his position: moving down in weight. He’s dropping 7 pounds from light heavyweight, 175 pounds, to challenge Ward at 168 for his WBC, WBA and The Ring super middleweight belts.

“I’ve always said I want to fight the best,” Dawson said recently on a teleconference to discuss the HBO-televised fight at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. “I know Andre’s said the same things. I think he’s the best at 68 and 75 so I made the challenge, I’m glad he accepted it, I respect him for it and I’m ready to fight him in his hometown.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Photos: Stephanie Trapp “Bad” Chad Dawson and Andre “SOG” Ward took different paths to the same destination …



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Pianeta, Botha Public Workout

Photos: Eroll Popova

Heavyweights Francesco Pianeta and Francois Botha, along with female middleweight champion Christina Hammer and her challenger Yahaira Hernandez thrilled local fight fans as they showed their skill during a public workout at the “Alpincenter” in Bottrop, Germany, a famous indoor skiing arena in the middle of the Ruhr region. This was the first time Hernandez, from the Dominican Republic, has ever been in the snow. Among those on hand was German heavyweight icon Axel Schulz in support of Pianeta and visiting his “old friend” Botha. The fights take place Friday at the RWE Halle in Mülheim. More photos

Photos: Eroll Popova Heavyweights Francesco Pianeta and Francois Botha, along with female middleweight champion Christina Hammer and her challenger Yahaira …


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Workout gallery: Josesito Lopez

Photos by Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Breakout super welterweight star Josesito Lopez worked out before speaking to the press today in Los Angeles in preparation for his September 15, 2012 world title fight against WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. For more photos . . . .  (more…)

Photos by Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Breakout super welterweight star Josesito Lopez worked out before speaking to the …


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Workout gallery: Matthysse, Ajose, Love

Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime

Number 1 rated World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose and one of the hardest hitters in the world, Number 2 rated WBC super lightweight contender Lucas Matthysse, worked out for the media on Wednesday at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, just three days before they square off for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship, on Saturday, Sept. 8, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) on SHOWTIME®. (more…)

Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime Number 1 rated World Boxing Council (WBC) super lightweight contender Olusegun Ajose and one of the …


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Baldomir-Rubio Public Workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and former world champion Carlos Baldomir conducted a public workout for the media and fans Wednesday in advance of Saturday’s WBF super middleweight title fight at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. The event is billed as “Viva Celaya Champions” and promoted by Promociones del Pueblo.

“I have no fear of facing him at this weight in Mexico,” said Baldomir. I’m sure that despite my 41 years and with the little time that I have left in boxing, I’ll have ample opportunities to beat him. Rubio says he’ll knock me out before the eighth round, but I won’t let him beat me. I’m a better fighter and I’m going to take the world title for Argentina.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio and former world champion Carlos Baldomir conducted a …


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Bryant Jennings is looking to be shut up

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Rising heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings needs some help from the rest of the heavyweight division. He’s looking for someone to do what no other boxer has been able to do – shut him up. “Quite honestly, I’ve got to be shut up,” Jennings said recently after a typically rigorous workout at the ABC Recreational Center in North Philadelphia. “I’ve worked hard. I’ve succeeded so far, and I’m looking for a person to defeat me.”

An unusual request for a boxer, but Bryant Jennings is not your usual fighter. “I’m looking for the best competition out there,” he said. That’s the type of person I am. So, I’m looking to be shut up. Plain and simple. Just shut me up. If not, then I’ll keep talking. Until then, I’m just going to keep going higher, and higher, and higher. And the higher and higher I go, the more problem they going to have because the more confidence I’m going to build, the more strength I’m gonna have, the more mental my game is going to be, and I’m going to be a more dangerous fighter as I go on.” (more…)

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Rising heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings needs some help from …


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Danny Williams returns against unbeaten Katajisto

Caramelito Promotions’ undefeated heavyweight boxer Janne Katajisto who holds also Finnish national and BBU heavyweight titles will put his BBU title on line this Saturday at Vaasa, Finland against “Mike Tyson Conqueror” Danny Williams over eight rounds. Katajisto (10-0-1, 5 KO) who went through elbow surgery back in June has had sparring with Sami Selesmaa and Vaasa-based amateur Pirkka Suksi who is #3 at super heavyweight in the Finnish amateur rankings. With these main sparring partners, Katajisto is accustomed to Williams’ height and reach advantage and his team thinks Williams will be surprised by Katajisto’s extreme hand speed. (more…)

Caramelito Promotions’ undefeated heavyweight boxer Janne Katajisto who holds also Finnish national and BBU heavyweight titles will put his BBU …


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Expanded Chavez Jr, Martinez Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

10 days from their highly anticipated Mexican Independence Day Weekend world championship showdown in Las Vegas, undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) and two-division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) hosted an international media conference call.

Sergio Martinez: “I believe that I’m #2 in the sport and that’s good enough to know that I will beat him, he cannot beat me… He doesn’t deserve to be world champion. The only reason is because he’s the son of a legend. His mouth is bigger than his brain. He’s been talking too much and that really ignited how this became personal.”

Lou DiBella: “As his promoter (Sergio’s “hands down”) style still makes me nervous.”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.: “He’s got a big mouth and I’m going to shut him up once and for all on the 15th. He’s a big clown….I don’t like to lose. That’s the bottom line. Every time I go to the ring and give my all. I go to win. Having an undefeated record is nice but givng everything you have is more important.”

Freddie Roach: “Martinez is a smaller guy and it’s harder to get to his body. But we have traps set to break the body down and take his legs away from him. It’s a difficult task but we’re working on it.”

By Andreas Hale 10 days from their highly anticipated Mexican Independence Day Weekend world championship showdown in Las Vegas, undefeated …


Announcement

Love-Valenzuela upgraded to co-main Sept. 8

A 10-round middleweight fight between undefeated J’Leon Love (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Las Vegas and Chicago’s Ramon Valenzuela (7-1, 1 KO) will open the telecast this Saturday, Sept. 8, on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.

The fight, originally scheduled for SHOWTIME EXTREME, will precede the 12-round main event between unbeaten Nigerian Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KO’s) and hard-hitting Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship. (more…)

A 10-round middleweight fight between undefeated J’Leon Love (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Las Vegas and Chicago’s Ramon Valenzuela (7-1, 1 …


UFC

TUF 17 tryouts open to middle & light heavies

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, on September 17, 2012, in LasVegas. Season 17 will feature middleweight (185lbs) and light heavyweight (205lbs) fighters. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization will be hosting a casting call for the next US edition of its long-running …


Boxing News

Erdei suffers broken ribs in training

Former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei has been forced to withdraw from his much-anticipated Septemember 29th light heavyweight matchup against Isaac Chilemba at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods after suffering two broken ribs in training. The bout was scheduled to open up the HBO “Boxing After Dark” telecast, which is being headlined by top-rated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14KO’s) defending his USBA championship against undefeated prospect Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12KO’s).

“I can’t express enough how disappointed I am,” said Erdei. “I wanted this fight so badly. To be honest I was so upset when this happened that I thought I would retire, but after speaking with my family and friends I have decided that I will be back. Fighting is my life and I am going to be coming back soon as possible.” (more…)

Former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei has been forced to withdraw from his much-anticipated Septemember 29th light heavyweight matchup against …


Boxing News

DeMarco ready for Molina

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

Things are beginning to fall into place for current WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs). With a doting and devoted wife, a fire plug of a five year old daughter and a career on the rise, a night and day difference from ten years ago when he first landed in Tijuana, Baja California, from his hometown of Los Mochis, Sinaloa. Back then, a fourteen-year-old homeless DeMarco was walking the streets of Tijuana in search of a dream and a place to learn the art of boxing. He eventually found it in the home and gym of Romulo Quirarte. His hard luck story has taken center stage since his come from behind win over Jorge Linares last year to capture the title, a fact that gives DeMarco mixed feelings of the media concentrating on his life before boxing. (more…)

Report and photos by Felipe Leon Things are beginning to fall into place for current WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco …


Announcement

Ajose looks to max out opportunity

Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment’s, undefeated WBC # 1 ranked Super Lightweight contender, Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs), is ready for his first main event, when he challenges, WBC #2 ranked clubber, Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s). On the line will be the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight Championship. (more…)

Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment’s, undefeated WBC # 1 ranked Super Lightweight contender, Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs), is …


Boxing News

Sinyabi to make eighth defense of SA title

By Ron Jackson

Macbute Sinyabi will make the eighth defense of his South African junior featherweight belt when he faces former SA and World Boxing Foundation champion Oscar Chauke at the Orient Theatre on Sunday afternoon. The 25-year-old Sinyabi has an outstanding record, having lost only twice in 20 professional bouts and winning each of the other 18 inside the distance. He won the vacant SA title in March 2008 with a first-round stoppage of Tshepo Mofokeng. The fight lasted 2 minutes 47 seconds. Defending the title, he stopped Desmond Samuels in the first round, Luyanda Murali in the tenth, Tendani Munyai in the second, Themba Lesiba in the sixth, Pfariso Neluvhelani in the seventh and Thabo Sonjica in the first and in the fifth of a rematch. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Macbute Sinyabi will make the eighth defense of his South African junior featherweight belt when he faces …


Boxing News

Klitschko vs. Charr open workout

Photos: www.michaelsterlingeaton.com

More than 300 boxing fans showed up in the early afternoon hours to watch WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) and Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KOs)hold their open work out at the Park Krasnaya Presnya in Moscow (Russia) today. Both fighters were showing off their boxing skills in preparation for their heavyweight championship fight this Saturday at the Olimpiyskiy arena in Moscow. Tickets are available on www.olimpik.ru (booking), hotline + 7 (495) 786 33 33 and www.concert.ru, hotline + 7 (495) 644 22 22. In Germany, Klitschko vs. Charr will be broadcasted on RTL, Russia 2 will show the fight in Russia, HBO will shown the fight in the U.S. More photos…

Photos: www.michaelsterlingeaton.com More than 300 boxing fans showed up in the early afternoon hours to watch WBC heavyweight champion Vitali …


AWE TV

Bloodworth discusses Adamek-Walker

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Following Tomasz’ Adamek’s last training session before his clash with Travis Walker, trainer Roger Bloodworth spoke about Adamek’s preparations and challenges for the “Ironbound Throwdown” on Saturday afternoon at Newark’s Prudential Center. WealthTV and WealthTV.com will begin airing undercard bouts live at 3PM ET nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 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.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Following Tomasz’ Adamek’s last training session before his clash with Travis Walker, trainer Roger Bloodworth spoke about …


UFC

Brenneman is prepared for anything

It’s impressive enough that the small AMA Fight Club in Whippany, New Jersey has produced several UFC and Strikeforce fighters over the years. I’m more impressed that they make weight, considering that their gym has been non-strategically placed right next to a place called the Original Pancake House that can turn featherweights to welterweights in the blink of an eye or the wave of a fork . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, 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

It’s impressive enough that the small AMA Fight Club in Whippany, New Jersey has produced several UFC and Strikeforce fighters …


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Majewski ready to settle unfinished business

Saturday night September 29th at Resorts Hotel and Casino looks to be time to settle unfinished business for Polish middleweight sensation Patrick “The Machine” Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) when he takes on Latif Mundy (10-4, 4 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening of the Global Boxing Series card promoted by Mariusz Kolodziej’s Global Boxing Promotions and Peltz Boxing Promotions. The bout is a rematch of a previous back and forth battle in which Majewski was taken to the limit before capturing a hard fought unanimous decision victory. Now the stakes have been raised and WBO Intercontinental title is on the line. In the co-feature Majewski’s stable mate and former WBO NABO title holder, Shamone Alvarez (21-5, 12 KOs) of Atlantic, City New Jersey looks begin his run at another title when he squares off against the always dangerous Decarlo Perez (7-2-1, 2 KOs) in a six round junior middleweight attraction. (more…)

Saturday night September 29th at Resorts Hotel and Casino looks to be time to settle unfinished business for Polish middleweight …


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Baldomir arrives in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian WBC former welterweight world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir arrived on Tuesday to the Bajio International Airport to fulfill promotional commitments for Saturday’s fight with Mexican Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio for the WBF title in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Accompanied by his team, after ten hours of travel, Baldomir said he’s ready for Rubio “I know many Mexican fighters. I was in Los Angeles with Jhonny Gonzalez. Defeat doesn’t exist in my mind. I’m going to be a nightmare on Saturday night,” said Baldomir.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian WBC former welterweight world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir arrived on Tuesday to the Bajio International …


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Jessie Vargas Workout

By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Undefeated world-ranked welterweight Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9KOs) worked out with trainer Robert Alcazar for the media Tuesday in preparation of his September 13th ESPN2 televised fight against Aron Martinez (18-1, 4KOs). The fight card will be held in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Vargas, a Las Vegas resident, puts his unbeaten record on the line against Martinez in a 10-round welterweight bout. Vargas is ranked WBA #9, WBO #10. He has wins over former world champion Stevie Forbes and Josesito Lopez, who recently defeated Victor Ortiz and will be meeting “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th.

“I feel a lot stronger, much more powerful since I moved up to the welterweight division,” said Vargas. “I am looking forward to headlining my first televised card and hopefully to show the public why I should be considered the next up and coming star.” Ticket prices are $100, $50, $25 and may be purchased at The Joint box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone 800-745-3000. Doors open at 4 pm local time. The first bell is 5 pm. more photos

By Butch Gottlieb/Boxinginlasvegas.com Photos: Mary Ann Owen Undefeated world-ranked welterweight Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9KOs) worked out with trainer Robert Alcazar …










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