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McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

McMorrow edges Enriquez for WBO female title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female flyweight "Mighty" Melissa McMorrow (9-5, 1 KO) dethroned previously unbeaten WBO champion Kenia Enriquez (13-1, 6 KOs) by ten ...

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Nava stops Gomez in six

Nava stops Gomez in six

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBC/WBA female super bantamweight champion Jackie "Princesa Azteca" Nava (32-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Mayra "La ...

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Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

Wake keeps OPBF 115lb belt by icing Paypa in one

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat WBC#3/WBA#2/IBF#6/WBO#15 Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (18-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, quickly kept his OPBF super-bantam belt as he ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Jackie Nava 122 vs. Mayra Gómez 122 Kenia Enríquez 109.5 vs. Melissa McMorrow 112 Luis Nery 117 vs. Jether Oliva 117 José Uzcátegui ...

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Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

By Arvin Nundloll Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime While preparing for his upcoming light welterweight bout against John Molina on March 7 at the MGM Grand ...

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Boxing Result

Rojas wins by KO

Tonight from beautiful Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, hot prospect from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Jesús Rojas (18-1; 13KO), annihilated very tough Miguel O. Martínez (14-3; 8KO) at the 2:27 mark of the second round. It was a solid performance from Rojas, who is making a lot of sound in the super bantamweight division and is now a world title contender. He is trained by the legendary Emanuel Steward. Other results are: Alvin Torres (8-1; 7KO’s) defeated Julio Concepción by KO in the opening round and his twin brother Irving Torres (8-1; 4KO) defeated game Juan Encarnación by unanimous decision. In the special attraction of the night, Venezuela’s Jeancarlo Prada (25-0; 18KO) defeated José Soto (24-9; 13KO) in a sensational first round KO performance, becoming the new WBC’s FECARBOX’s welterweight champion. All winners are part of Miguel Cotto Promotions, who continues to develop a sensational stable of prospects.



August 7th, 2011



UFC

Evans stops Ortiz at UFC 133

In July of 2007, it was a stalemate. Four years later, Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz met again, in the main event of UFC 133 at Wells Fargo Center Saturday night, and this time the judges weren’t necessary, as Evans looked to be in championship form in his first bout since May of 2010, as he stopped Ortiz in the second round . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

 

 



August 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Lee stops Fukuhara

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Former WBA super-bantam champ Retsuri Lee (AKA Ryol-li Lee; 18-2-1, 9 KOs), 125.75, decked his comeback go since his forfeiture of his world throne to compatriot Akifumi Shimoda (who was lately dethroned by Rico Ramos in Atlantic City), as he landed a well-timed countering right, dropped ex-national titlist Rikiya Fukuhara (24-6-1, 18 KOs), 126, and chalked up a TKO victory at 2:39 of the fifth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



August 6th, 2011

UFC

Preview: Evans-Ortiz

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Eight weeks ago, if you told someone that Tito Ortiz would be headlining UFC 133, they may have laughed and accused you of living in an MMA time warp. But five weeks isn’t August 6 and Tito Ortiz is headlining UFC 133—and you’re not living in an MMA time warp. (more…)



August 6th, 2011

Boxing News

DeMarco-Linares is official

Photo: Felipe Leon

Despite many rumors abounding regarding the match up, it has become official that WBC Silver lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1, 18 KOs) of Tijuana by way of Los Mochis, Mex, will go against Venezuelan Jorge Linares (31-1, 20 KOs) for the full fledged WBC strap that was relinquished earlier this year by Humberto “Zorrita” Soto. The news was exclusively confirmed to Fightnews.com by Jorge Marron, advisor to Team DeMarco, “We knew it was going to happen but there was some details that needed to be ironed out and we did that recently so it is good to go. The twelve round championship bout will take place on the under card of the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson tilt scheduled for October 15th at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. “We are glad that is happening in southern California instead of the east coast,” Bobby Quirarte, assistant trainer of DeMarco stated. “Its the best thing to the fight happening at home in Tijuana.” DeMarco has been training at the CREA gym in Tijuana under the tutelage of Romulo Quirarte for several weeks.



August 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Montiel returns August 20

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (45-3-2, 35 KOs) will return against two-time title challenger Álvaro Pérez (21-3-1, 12 KOs) on August 20 in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. The event will be televised by Zanfer and televised in Mexico on TV Azteca. The bout will take place in the unusual location of The La Cetto Vineyard located on the road between Tecate and Ensenada. The bout will be a ten-rounder at the super bantamweight limit.



August 6th, 2011

Boxing News

WBO belts correction chief

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel gave a title belt to the Puerto Rico’s Correction and Rehabilitation Director, Carlos Molina, due to his successful work with the prisoners in the island, during the show “A Puño Limpio” held at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo. Valcarcel highlighted Molina’s achievements in the agency, as the professional boxing card held at the Correctional 1072 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, last January. “We recongnize tonight the Correction and Rehabilitation Director, Carlos Molina, for his great work with the prisoners in this country. Actually, Molina is a Champion in the rehabilitation”, Valcarcel said, while somre prisoners in the attendance applauded the ceremony. “So, we give this championship belt to Molina and urge to continue his excellent job.” Former WBO Champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon put the belt to Molina. Plus Valcarcel, Lopez and Calderon, there were in the ceremony Ivan and Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions president and vice-president, respectively, Luis Pérez, Chairman Ratings Committee, and former world champion Victor “Luvi” Calleja.



August 6th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC prelims on Spike TV

Live on SPIKE 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

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August 6th, 2011

Full Report

Olympic Trials: Finals


Story and photos by Scott Foster

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials concluded on Friday, with 10 American boxers fulfilling their dreams to represent America in the 2012 summer games. The final hurdle to qualify requires a top-10 showing in their respective weight class at one of two international qualifiers, either the U.S. National Championships, held in early September, or the 2011 AIBA Men’s World Championships, to be contested from September 22-October 10 in Baku, Azerbaijan . . . Click here for more



August 6th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC prelims on Facebook!

Today on Facebook at 5:45 PM ET/2:45 PM PT

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August 6th, 2011

Boxing News

JC Salgado Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado (23-1-1, 16 KOs) will fight Dominican Argenis Mendez (18-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant IBF super featherweight world title on September 10 at venue to be announced on a card promoted by HG Boxing. The bout will be presented by Televisa Channel 5 on their “Sabados de Corona” telecast. “It’snot an easy fight,” said Salgado. “Dominicans are fast fighters, with a lot of physical strength. I’m working hard to neutralize that style and impose my punching power and technique in the ring. My goal is to return to being world champion and I know I’m going to achieve it!” Salgado trains daily with Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City.



August 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC

Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora and Salvador Sanchez II, approved without problems, the seven day before official weigh-in, according to the WBC rules for their next fights, which will be held next Saturday August 13, at the “Deportivo Tlalli” in Tlalnepantla State of Mexico.

Coincidentally, the ceremony took place seven days before the anniversary of the death of the great Salvador Sanchez Narvaez, former champion of the featherweight division WBC.

With Salvador Sanchez II, also approved the pre weigh-in, Ibeth “La Roca” Zamora, who will make the first defense of the WBC flyweight Youth championship.

Ibeth Zamora 113
Sal Sanchez 131
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August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Sons of Legends collide

Chavez Jr. vs Hearns on September 17

Confirmed: On September 17 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KOs) will defend his WBC middleweight title against Ronald Hearns (26-2-0, 20 KOs) at the Palenque in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. It will be a big party in Culiacan, as the hometown hero Chavez will make his first defense. Hearns unsuccessfully challenged WBA champion Felix Sturm in his last fight.



August 5th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mercedes defeats Maldonado

Photos: PRBBP/Jose Perez

WBO #8, IBF #12 super flyweight Juan Mercedes (26-3, 17 KOs) pounded out a ten round majority decision over former world title challenger Luis “Titi” Maldonado (35-7-1, 26 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 and 95-95. Click here for more photos…



August 5th, 2011

Boxing Result

Paris KOs Coleman in 7

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

In a grudge match, undefeated junior welterweight Vernon “The Iceman” Paris (25-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Tim “The Pitbull” Coleman (19-2-1, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Coleman dropped Paris in round two, but Paris came back to put Coleman down twice with body shots in round six. The fight ended in round seven when Paris put Coleman on the deck again with another body shot.

The battle between undefeated junior lightweight Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) and former world champion Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (39-12-3, 23 KOs) ended in a four round technical draw. The fight was stopped due to a head clash that left Cruz with a vertical cut over the right eye. Scores were 39-37, 37-39 and 38-38.

Featherweight contender Luis Franco (10-0, 6 KO’s) stopped Adolfo Landeros after the fourth round of a scheduled eight round bout. There were no knockdowns in the fight, but it was all Franco as he landed at will against the durable Landeros (21-21-2, 10 KO’s). After the fourth round ended, Landeros’ corner advised referee Raul Caiz, Sr. to stop the fight.

Unbeaten lightweight Michael Faragon (16-0, 7 KOs) scored a nice second round TKO over Ira Terry (24-6, 14 KOs). Referee Raul Caiz waved it off at 2:32.



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Cazares to face Shimizu in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Two-time world challenger Tomonobu Shimizu (18-3-1, 9 KOs), ex-Japanese flyweight champ popular among female fans due to his handsome face, will have his third ambitious crack at the WBA super-fly belt against Mexican veteran Hugo Cazares (35-6-2, 25 KOs) in Tokyo, Japan, on August 31. It will be the first of a world title twinbill, supporting a WBA bantam title go between defending titlist Koki Kameda (25-1, 16 KOs) and David De la Mora (26-0, 16 KOs) at the Nihon Budokan (Japan’s Martial Arts Hall) in the center of Tokyo. Shimizu, formerly a university amateur boxer, failed to win the 112-pound belt twice—both within the distance—from Pongsaklek Wongjongkam in Thailand in 2007 and compatriot Daisuke Naito here the next year. Against Naito, Shimizu was obviously leading on points thanks to his successful hit-and-run strategy before a pitiful come-from-behind tenth-round stoppage. Cazares, three years his senior at 33, wrested the WBA throne by frustrating Nobuo Nashiro with his puzzling switch-hitting en route to a unanimous verdict in a rematch in Osaka in May of the previous year. Since then, Cazares kept his belt four times, including a lopsided decision over Hiroyuki Hisataka last December. For Cazares, Japan may be a good market that attracts him to come back.



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Diaz stops Zappavigna

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

World rated lightweight Armeth Diaz (30-10, 21 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage of Lenny Zappavigna (25-2, 17 KOs) in an IBF elimination bout at the Melbourne Pavillion in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. on Friday. Diaz showed good power in round one by connecting with solid combinations to the head of the Aussie 135-pounder. Zappa responded by scoring with power shots to the body that hurt the Panamanian. In round two Diaz dropped Zappavigna with a hard right hand to the jaw but he survived to hear the bell. Zappa outworked Diaz in round three and inflicted a cut over the visitor’s eye in round four. Diaz dropped Zappavigna again in round five from a solid combo to the head and the cornerman of the Australian entered the ring to advise referee Robert Byrd they did not want Zappa to continue. Time 2:32. Diaz will now be rated IBF #1 and will challenge Miguel Vasquez the the world title. For more details and photos click here…



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Photo of the Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hard-punching unbeaten Welterweight Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso of Nigeria trains at the Wildcard Boxing Club for his upcoming Top Rank debut on the big Yuriorkis Gamboa vs Daniel Ponce De Leon fight card,Sept. 10 in Atlantic City,NJ. Lucky Boy, an extremely hard puncher who is trained by Freddie Roach will box 8 rounds. Click here for more photos…



August 5th, 2011

UFC

UFC 133 at the scales

UFC 133 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 6!


Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

From Philadelphia for tomorrow nigh’s UFC 133, which is headlined by the light heavyweight rematch between Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz and the middleweight battle between Vitor Belfort and Yoshihiro Akiyama, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 133 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 5:45 pm ET / 2:45 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Rashad Evans (204.4) vs. Tito Ortiz (205.8)

PPV
Vitor Belfort (185.4) vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama (184.6)
Dennis Hallman (170.8) vs. Brian Ebersole (170.6)
Jorge Rivera (184.6) VS Costa Philippou (185.2)
Rory MacDonald (170.6) VS Mike Pyle (170.8)

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Matt Hamill (206) vs. Alex Gustafsson (204.4)
Chad Mendes (145.8) vs. Rani Yahya (145.2)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Ivan Menjivar (138*) vs. Nick Pace (135.8)
Johny Hendricks (170.8) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
Mike Brown (146) vs. Nam Phan (145)
Rafael Natal (185.4) vs. Paul Bradley (185.2)

For more info the UFC or UFC 133, visit www.UFC.com



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Inside the Adamek camp

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz

“Those guys are not giving me an easy time, but this how it supposed to be when you fighting Vitali Klitschko for his WBC belt. I’m healthy, everything is fine and I’m ready to go and give my 100 percent on September 10 in Wroclaw. Nobody will be disappointed and I will be the first man on the planet with championship titles in the three heaviest classes: light heavyweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight.” said Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO) from his training camp in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Adamek, under watchful eye of his trainer Roger Bloodworth, is working with two unbeaten American heavyweights, Malik Scott (32-0, 11 KO) and Deontay Wilder (17-0, 17 KO).

“Nobody could exactly replicate Vitali’s style of fighting, but those guys are giving their best to do so,” added Adamek, “and I do what I can to make their job as tough as possible. I know that Vitali will be ready because this is what we both expect: a great fight front of 40,000 plus fans…with no excuses whatsoever.”



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez on HBO

HBO will distribute the November 12 pay-per-view clash between Manny Pacquio and Juan Manuel Marquez. “After reviewing spectacular offers from HBO/TW and SHO/CBS, congrats to HBO/TW for securing distribution for Nov 12,” tweeted Top Rank president Todd DuBoef. HBO has issued a statement confirming.



August 5th, 2011

UFC

Video: Hopkins-Evans uncut

UFC 133 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 6!

For more info the UFC or UFC 133, visit www.UFC.com



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Free WBC webcast Saturday

No thanks to Kelly Pavlik, but boxing fans do still have a fight to watch on Saturday night courtesy of WBCBoxing.tv, which will present a championship boxing webcast, free of charge. The webcast, which is not available in Mexico, will take place at 10:30PM ET, 7:30PM PT. In the main event, scheduled for 12 rounds from Gimnasio Municipal in Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico, super flyweight slugger Jose “Sugar” Salgado (25-1, 22 KOs) of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico, will challenge Carlos Ariel “Tortita” Farias (12-3-1, 1 KO) from Villa Tesei, Argentina, for the vacant WBC International title. (more…)



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Agbeko, Mares ready for battle

As the countdown begins for The Bantamweight Tournament Final, meet the two boxers who fought their way to the top of the class: Joseph Agbeko and Abner Mares. Saturday August 13th at 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Coleman-Paris erupts

By Phil Doherty

Light welterweight prospects Tim Coleman and Vernon Paris got things a little mixed up yesterday. The location was right, but the brawl that broke out in the lobby of the Chumash Hotel & Casino in San Ynez California was a day early. The 23-year-old Paris (24-0, 14 KOs) is set to make his national debut on tonight’s edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights for Coleman’s USBA light welterweight title. Paris– nicknamed “The Iceman,” lost his cool after the two fighters crossed paths with cross words near the lobby front desk yesterday around 11:00 AM Pacific time.

The 27-year old “Pit Bull” Coleman (19-1-1, 5 KOs) went off his leash after the smack talk turned into smack down and security frantically scrambled to restrain both sides. The camps found themselves subsequently exiled to various surrounding hotels preceding tonight’s bout. The two fighters participated in separate weigh-ins yesterday afternoon to prevent a repeat of the morning meltdown. (more…)



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Delvin: Wolak is avoiding me

On July 15th, Delvin Rodriguez and Pawel Wolak engaged in a ten round war that ended in a ten round majority draw. There was immediately talk of a rematch. Delvin has now commented on the situation. “I am reading all these different reports that Wolak has signed with a new manager (Wolak dropped long-time manager Ivan Edwards following the fight and signed with Cameron Dunkin), and he is speaking about other fighters and fights, but I really haven’t heard him say anything about our rematch. This guy was supposed to be one of the roughest toughest guys in the sport, and we have a fight of the year like we did and it ends in a draw and now he doesn’t want to have a rematch? Everyone has been asking when the rematch will take place, but by the looks of it, he doesn’t want it. I even read one report that said he ultimately decided to fire his manager because his manager suggested he take the rematch with me and Pawel was “annoyed that he would even bring that up”. I had a lot of respect for Pawel before we fought, and him continuing the way he did in our fight with his eye like that I had even more respect for him, not a lot of people would have fought through that. But now, he seems to be avoiding me. If he is the real warrior he says he is, and all about pleasing the fans, then let’s make this rematch happen. The other fights can wait, we have business to finish.”



August 5th, 2011

Full Report

Olympic Trials: Day 5


Story and photos by Scott Foster

The 2012 U.S. Olympic Boxing Trials resumed on Thursday, with the once beaten boxers contesting their final round in the double elimination challengers bracket. Winners of tonight’s bouts will face the unbeaten boxers in the champions bracket Friday night, and if successful, must box an immediate rematch on Saturday, with the victor representing the United States in London, England . . . Click here for more



August 5th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-in today

Live today at 4 PM ET/ 1 PM PT on UFC.TV

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August 5th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sato, Watanabe keep belts

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

WBC#3/WBA#5 super-fly Yota Sato (22-2-1, 11 KOs), 115, kept his national 115-pound belt as he had a tough time with busy-punching speedster Yoshihito Ishizaki (6-2-1, 4 KOs), 114.75, but controlled the second half with a successful stick-and-move strategy, winning a close but unanimous decision (96-95, 97-94 and 97-93) on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Sato, making his fourth defense, didn’t look as sharp as usual early in the contest with Ishizaki scoring with light but busy combinations to have it a close affair. Sato, a lanky jabber, began to utilize his superior footwork and kept circling with stinging lefts that hurt the less experienced upright stylist. The champ was in command in the last three rounds to confirm his triumph.

In the first of a twinbill, OPBF welter champ Akinori Watanabe (23-4, 21 KOs), 147, an awkward but hard-hitting southpaw, also retained his regional belt when he dug a wicked left uppercut to the liver of OPBF top ranked Korean ruler Jung-hoon Yang (6-3, 2 KOs), 145.25, sinking him in agony for the count at 2:46 of the fourth session. Watanabe decked his initial defense since he dethroned compatriot Yo Inoue via second round demolition, capturing a couple of OPBF and national belts at once this April. With more sophistication Watanabe will technically improve more since he still throw a punch at a time.

Promoter: Kyoei Promotions.



August 5th, 2011

Boxing News

“Veneno” Rubio Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC has given Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. until June 4, 2012 to make his mandatory defense against top rated middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio. But Rubio is growing tired of waiting and is frustrated that he can’t get his title shot sooner. “I’ve received no explanation why it is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has refused to face me for the WBC middleweight belt,” says Rubio. “I am the #1 mandatory challenger and for a long time, since before Chaver Jr was world champion. Chavez Jr has not given me an answer. I don’t understand why he doesn’t want to fight and says he will fight with Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez……all they are doing is lengthening his agony because sooner or later I’ll have an opportunity to get him in the ring and then nobody will be able to protect him.”

While he waits, Rubio could fight on September 3 against an opponent to be named. Ishmael Tetteh of Ghana has been mentioned as a possibility.



August 5th, 2011




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