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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten welterweight Fabian "TNT" Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs), brother of former world champion Marcos Maidana who was watching ...

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a much anticipated world title unification clash, undefeated WBO jr welterweight champion ...

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten WBO #1 rated featherweight contender and two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 ...

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna, (21-1, 9 KOs), made short work of Mexican ...

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Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Undefeated WBA #5 super bantamweight Adam Lopez (15-0-1, 7 KOs) and Roman Reynoso (18-1-2, 7 KOs) ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

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Boxing Result

Bautista KOs wrong opponent

IBF #5 featherweight Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista (33-2, 25 KOs) scored a second round annihilation of Mexican journeyman Genero “Panterita” Garcia (10-12, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City, Philippines. Unfortunately promoter ALA Promotions thought they were bringing in former world title challenger Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia (38-8, 22 KOs) to fight for Bautista’s IBF International belt. It was decided to make this a free event after the snafu was discovered.



March 3rd, 2012

Column

Klitschko a heavy favorite to retain title

By Graham Houston

Wladimir Klitschko is in one of those no-win situations when he defends his heavyweight titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck in Germany on Saturday night (TV coverage on EPIX in the U.S. and Sky Sports in the U.K.) As his trainer Emanuel Steward points out, if Klitschko wins quickly, people will say he merely did what he should have done; if it turns into a drawn-out and difficult fight, he can stand by for a torrent of criticism. Some fights look such total mismatches that it is difficult to see any other result than a crushing win for the overwhelming betting favourite, though, and this is one of them. I just can’t give Mormeck any sort of a chance. The only interest is whether Klitschko will win by stoppage early or late in the fight. (more…)



March 3rd, 2012


Feature Story

Afolabi ready to take on Brudov

Photos: K2 Promotions

Leading up to the title defense of WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko against Jean-Marc Mormeck, cruiserweight Ola Afolabi (18-3-2, 8 KOs) is eager to take the next step in his career. He will face off with Valery Brudov (39-3, 28 KOs) for the WBO interim cruiserbelt. Both title fights will take place tonight in the already sold out ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Afolabi knocked out Enzo Maccarinelli to win the vacant WBO interim title on March 14, 2009. His last fight was a knockout victory against British champion Terry Dunstan in round one on the Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye show last year.

Brudov fought Jim Franklin in June 2011 last and scored a second round TKO. Brudov’s three losses came against Guillermo Jones for the WBA world title (TKO 11) in 2010, Firat Arslan by split decision for the WBA title in 2007, and against Virgil Hill for the WBA world title fight in 2006. (more…)



March 3rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Woodland, Calif

Photo: Golden Boy

Vicente Escobedo 129 vs. Lonnie Smith 130
Dmitry Chudinov 159.5 vs. Paul Mendez 166
Manuel Avila 118 vs. David Reyes 120
Jonathan Chicas 140 vs. Ephraim Martinez 137
Payton Boyea 172 vs. Harry Gopaul 174.5

Venue: Woodland Community Center, Woodland, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



March 3rd, 2012


Full Report

Full Report: Guzman-Pabon

By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez

Joan “Baby Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) proved he’s still got it despite all the recent questions surrounding his professionalism and dedication to the sport. Although given the second-tier talent level of his most recent competition, it’s hard to tell exactly how much “it” the former two-division world champion truly has. Pairing him against some of the top names in the 140-lb division seems to be what promoter Acquinity Sports has in mind as promoter Henry Rivalta spent the past week calling out such elite names as Devon Alexander (who fights at light welterweight) and Manny Pacquiao (who hasn’t since 2009). (more…)



March 3rd, 2012

UFC

“Hitman” gets last-minute tap over Alves

SYDNEY, March 3 – The main event of the second UFC on FX fight card, held at Allphones Arena, delivered exactly the kind of unpredictable action fans have come to expect after seeing Martin Kampmann and Thiago Alves at work over the past several years. Plus, UFC veterans Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez proved that a drop to 125 pounds didn’t hurt their performance, as they dispatched the former #1- and #2-ranked flyweights in the world to set up a clash for the first-ever UFC flyweight title . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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For more info on the UFC or UFC on FX, visit www.UFC.com



March 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

WBC orders Wlodarczyk-Palacios negotiations

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Photo: Piotr Duszczyk/Ringpolska

Josue Aguilar, trainer of mandatory WBC cruiserweight challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 KO), informed Fightnews.com that WBC has ordered negotiations to commence for the mandatory championship fight between Palacios and current WBC champ Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) from Poland. If there’s no agreement, a purse bid for this fight will happen on March 30 in Mexico.

Wlodarczyk and Palacios fought on April 4, 2011, in sold-out 7,000-seat arena in Bydgoszcz (Poland), with the champion winning a split decision that left both fighters and fans unhappy with their performances. “Diablo” did not mince words with his comments and “Wizard” also had some choice words to say. “I’m a cruiserweight champion of the most prestigious organization in the world – the World Boxing Council. Of course, I prefer to have great challenges, like fighting Guillermo Jones, Yoan Pablo Hernandez, Antonio Tarver or the most lucrative ones. I thought that we had an agreement with Antonio, but I’m hearing rumors, that he decided to go an easy and inexpensive way. I’m surprised that Showtime accepted such an average fighter like Lateef Kayode. (more…)



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Tampa card cancelled

By Christopher P. Cook at ringside

In a disappointing turn of events, Friday’s “Tampa Bay Warriors” card was abruptly cancelled by the Florida Boxing Commission. With less than an hour before the first bell was going to ring, one of the fighters scheduled to fight was unable to produce the proper blood work required by Florida regulations and had to be removed from her fight. The removal reduced the amount of bouts to four, below the state’s requirement of five bouts to be a sanctioned event.

It is unfortunate for Reyes Promotions and Estrada Entertainment Productions that the card ended this way. The Tampa, Florida card originally was scheduled to host fights including Nick “The Showstopper” Iannuzzi, Chevelle “Fist of Steel” Hallback, along with local favorites Jose Alonzo and Wilky Campfort. Reyes Promotions has scheduled their next event on April 27th at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida.



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Bisbal, Negron, Vazquez stop foes early

Photos: José Pérez / PR Best

Heavyweight Víctor Bisbal (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over 43-year-old former world champion Robert Daniels (49-10-1, 41 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Angel “Cholo” Espada in Salinas, Puerto Rico. Daniels was down one time in the third round. Time was 1:10. Daniels held the WBA cruiser belt from 1989-1991.

6’6 heavyweight Carlos Negrón (14-1, 10 KOs) rebounded from his KO loss to Epifanio Mendoza with a first round KO over Francisco Mireles (13-7, 3 KOs). Mireles was down twice, the second time for the count.

Jr. flyweight Israel Vazquez (5-0-2, 5 KOs), son of Puerto Rican ring legend Wilfredo Vazquez and brother of former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez, needed just 38 seconds to knock out Christian López (3-3-2, 3 KOs). Two jabs and a straight right ended it. more photos



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Guzman KOs Pabon in eighth

Former junior featherweight and junior lightweight titlist Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round KO over Jesus Pabon (17-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Guzman dropped Pabon in rounds one, three and four. Pabon was deducted a point for holding in round six. The fight was stopped after Pabon was floored again with a left hand in round eight. Time was 1:23.

Welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes (30-3-1, 20 KOs) systematically broke down Manuel “Pirry” Leyva (21-5, 12 KOs), getting a seventh round TKO. Paredes dropped Leyva twice in round five and finished the job in the seventh with another knockdown. Time was 1:29.



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

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March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey at the scales

Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, which is headlined by the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title bout between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey and the lightweight bout between KJ Noons and Josh Thomsen, airs live on SHOWTIME from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio at 10pm ET / PT. Fans can also tune in to SHOWTIME EXTREME to see all prelim bouts at 8pm ET / PT.

MAIN EVENT – Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (134.5) vs Miesha Tate (134.5)

SHOWTIME MAIN CARD
KJ Noons (156) vs Josh Thomson (155)
Kazuo Misaki (169.5) vs Paul Daley (171)
Lumumba Sayers (185) vs Scott Smith (186)
Bristol Marunde (184) vs Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (184.5)

SHOWTIME EXTREME PRELIMS
Alexis Davis (135.5) vs Sarah Kaufman (135.5)
Roger Bowling (170) vs. Brandon Saling (170.5)
Pat Healy (155) vs Caros Fodor (155.5)
Conor Heun (155) vs Ryan Couture (154)
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For more info on Strikeforce, visit www.Strikeforce.com



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Raúl García 106.2 vs. Michael Landero 105.8
Tomas Rojas 120 vs. Julio Zarate 120
Daniel Sandoval 146.2 vs. José María Valdez 146.2
Guadalupe Rosales 127.9 vs. Carlos Guzmán 130
Rogelio Romero 110.2 vs. Sergio Núñez 112
Rafael Guzmán 136.7 vs. Rodolfo Arévalo 136.7
Antonio Ballado 116.8 vs. Saúl Hernández 114.6
Daniel Nava 138.2 vs. Luis Contreras 138.9

Venue: Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Mazatlan

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fernando Montiel 122 vs. Angy Angkota 122
Samuel “Guty” Gutiérrez 106.75 vs. Carlos Ruiz 108
(IBF light flyweight title eliminator)
Jorge “Demonio” Cota 160 vs. Francisco Madrigal 160
Cristopher Pérez 128 vs. Jesús Guerrero 129.80

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo. Kochul Montiel and Zapari Boxing
Venue: German Evers Gym
TV: Televisa



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Charges filed against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

From TMZ

WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. — son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez — will have to fight to stay out of jail … ’cause he was just charged with DUI stemming from an arrest earlier this year. TMZ has learned … the L.A. City Attorney has decided to hit Chavez with 3 misdemeanor charges … 2 for drunk driving and 1 for driving without a valid license. If convicted on all counts, JCC could face up to a year in county jail and a $1,000 fine. He’s due back in court to face the judge later this month.



March 2nd, 2012

Feature Story

Rios has weight issue under control

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

The images are hard to accept. Or believe for that matter.

Watching Brandon Rios get on a scale the day before he was to face John Murray at Madison Square Garden in New York City was difficult to watch. Rios looked drained and uncharacteristically thin in an attempt to make the 135-pound weight limit. He would fail in three attempts to make the weight, thus losing his WBA world title belt in the process. What is more unbelievable or hard to accept is that Rios did not have any solid foods to eat in four days. A few sips of water were all that Rios drank during that time frame leading up to the weigh-in.

Despite struggling during the middle rounds, Rios would eventually stop Murray in the 11th round the next night. Because of his difficulty in attempting to make 135 pounds and the fact that he keeps growing, many boxing pundits thought that the next chapter of Rios’ career would be to go up to 140 pounds.

However, Rios will fight at least once more at the lightweight limit, when he takes on hard-hitting unbeaten Yuriorkis Gamboa at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on April 14th. Ironically, both will be fighting for the vacant WBA lightweight title belt, which was previously held by Rios. (more…)



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Lonnie Smith: This fight means everything

Photo: Ray Kasprowicz

Super-featherweight prospect “El Negro Mexicano” Lonnie Smith (14-2-2, 10 KOs) will face off against former world title challenger Vicente Escobedo (24-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night in Woodland, CA for the WBO NABO jr. lightweight title. The Smith vs. Escobedo bout is scheduled for ten rounds and will headline Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Series. This is by far the most important fight in Lonnie Smith’s career. Even after a string of bout fall-outs, nothing deterred him from continuing to work hard in the gym. The 24-year-old is excited and prepared for this opportunity. (more…)



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Juanma scales in at 133.3

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best

Former two time world champion, Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez weighed today 133.3 pounds before his Ggym training for the rematch versus Orlando Salido, continuing in his plan for the fight to be held March 10 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), who is looking for his revenge after losing his 126 lbs title against Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) last year, said “we have a plan to lose the pounds strategically. I’m feeling very good, I’m eating very well and am very focused. I hope to make the 126 next Thursday, a day before the official weigh in.”



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Klitschko outweighs Mormeck by 29 lbs

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photo: by Team Klitschko

Wladimir Klitschko 246.7 (111.9 kg) vs Jean-Marc Mormeck 217.4 (98.6 kg)
(IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship)
Ola Afolabi 198.2 (89.9 kg) vs Valery Brudov 186.1 (84.4 kg)
(WBO interim cruiserweight title)

Venue: ESPRIT-arena, Düsseldorf,Germany
Promoter: K2 Promotion
TV: RTL (Germany), Box Nation (UK), Epix available on some cable systems (USA)



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing News

Rosado-Julio headline June 1

The NBC Sports Network and Main Events officially announced today that they have added a new date – June 1st – to the schedule of the network’s popular nationally televised “Fight Night” boxing series. The new show will originate from the Events Center of the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. Headlining the card co-promoted by Peltz Boxing will be a 10-round junior middleweight fight between “King” Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia, 19-5, 11 KOs, and Miami’s Joel Julio, 37-4, 31 KOs. Julio, the hard-hitting veteran known as “The Love Child” has twice fought for a world title, and is coming off a points win over tough Anges Adjaho last May.

Rosado is the rising star in the 154-pound division who stole the show in the very first “Fight Night” broadcast in January. Rosado stopped the rugged Jesus Soto Karass in that bout, his most impressive victory to date. The win elevated Rosado to the #7 spot in the IBF rankings.



March 2nd, 2012

Feature Story

Marquez says he’ll retire in 2012

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

By Gabriel F. Cordero

38-year-old three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez says that he expects to retire from boxing in late 2012. “I’ve done a lot of sacrifice and effort for 28 years but I feel that now is the time to say goodbye and begin a new phase in my life. My family is asking me and what I want to do is spend time with them.” Marquez is expected to fight either April 14 or 21 in the New Mexico City Arena against undefeated Argentinian Cesar Cuenca in a clash for the WBO super lightweight interim world title. That fight could be finalized this weekend.

“I’ll possibly do a rematch with Pacquiao, but I’ve gained a good position in the boxing world and when it comes time to retire it will be difficult but I accept it. For now, plans are to fight in April and then in July and finally in November but you know how boxing is. Nothing is certain until the night of the fight.”



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Jaro KOs Pongsaklek, wins WBC fly belt

In a shocker, WBC flyweight champion and future Hall of Famer Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-4-2, 44 KOs) of Thailand was knocked out in round six by unheralded Filipino underdog Sonny Boy Jaro (34-10-5, 25 KOs). Pongsaklek was down in rounds one and three. Jaro was ahead 38-36 on all cards after four rounds. Jaro floored the 34-year-old champion again in the sixth, then battered him mercilessly to the deck for the fourth and final time.



March 2nd, 2012

UFC

Dominick Cruz kicks off TUF in high gear

The Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s bantamweight champion, and one of this season’s The Ultimate Fighter® Live coaches, Dominick Cruz, is headed to Phoenix to act as Honorary Pace Car Driver for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500™ on Sunday, March 4 at Phoenix International Raceway. (more…)



March 2nd, 2012

Feature Story

Tomasz Adamek open workout

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

For Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KO), whom will be back after six months of boxing hiatus, his open workout before Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO) fight on March 24 in Brooklyn’s Aviator Sports Complex felt like coming home. “Ziggy Rozalski, my manager, owns World Boxing and Fitness Center for more than 18 years and this is the first place I went after moving to the U.S. from Poland two years ago. So, no matter how many reporters are here, this is still my home away from home.”

Nobody was terribly surprised that both Adamek and his trainer Roger Bloodworth did not show anything that could help Aquilera, but “Goral” did not waste his opportunity to send a message for his rival. “I read the Aguilera interview,” said former WBC light heavyweight, and IBF cruiserweight champion. “I’m happy to know that he will not run, that he wants to fight me punch for punch. I just hope he will do in the ring what he is saying now to the press,” said Adamek. (more…)



March 2nd, 2012

Boxing Result

Mamadjonov upsets Clark by split decision

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (42-7) dropped an 8 round split decision to Bahodir Mamadjonov (9-0) in a 140 pound WBC USNBC title eliminator at the Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday night. A knockdown of Clark from a straight left by Mamadjonov in the final round proved to be the difference. Scores were 76-75 Clark, 76-75 and 77-75 Mamadjonov who is now the mandatory challenger for WBC USNBC champ Robert Frankel (30-11).

Highlighting the undercard, heavyweight John L Smith (10-0), trained by Buster Douglas, won a six round split decision over Jason Massie (7-2). Scores were 59-55 58-56 Smith, and 58-56 for Massie. The show was promoted by Troy Speakman in conjunction with the Arnold Schwarzenegger Sports Festival which runs through March 4.



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlanta

Photo: Jose E. Santiago

By Jose E. Santiago at the scales

Antonio Davis 134.5 vs. Jose Hernandez 135
(Georgia Boxing Championship (GBC) Lightweight Title
Jesus Tavera 152 vs. Darnell Jones (TBD)
Joe Mullens 181 vs. Tracey Johnson (TBD)
Djuan Hughley 229 vs. Tobias Rice 216
D’Quan Morgan 177.5 vs. Lekan Byfield 169
George Hayes 138 vs. Greg Faust 137
Joseph Benjamin 158 vs. Quatavious Cash 160
Venue: Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA
Promoter: Greg Barckhoff’s Sports Fan Properties/Shea Bailey Promotions



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood, FL

Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez

Joan Guzman 140 vs. Jesus Pabon 139.5
Ed Paredes 147 vs. Manuel Leyva 147
Juan C Payano 118 vs. Jose Silveira
Claudio Marrero 125.75 vs. Gerardo Zayas 125.75
Jessy Cruz 121 vs. Yuniel Ramos 123
Taureano Johnson 160 vs. Evann Dos Santos 158.25
Umberto Savigne 170.25 vs. Franck Paines 171
Anthony Castellon 146.5 vs. Tommy Bryant 143.25
Abdulah Dobey 175.75 vs. Jerrod Caldwell 173.25
Venue: Westin Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Acquinity Sports
TV: ESPN2



March 2nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Connecticut

Danny Aquino 122 vs. Coy Evans 122.5
(UNBC Super Bantamweight Title)
Edwin Soto 145.5 vs Bryan Abraham 145.5
Jose Rivera 118 vs Nate Green 118
Charles Foster 170 vs Jeremie Parks 171.5
Oscar Bonilla 135 vs Gabriel Diaz 136.5

Venue: Lions Den Training Center, Middletown, Connecticut
Promoter: Hard Hittin’ Promotions/Jacqui Cartelli
Matchmaker: Danny Sheehan



March 2nd, 2012

UFC

UFC on FX at the scales

UFC on FX, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Thiago Alves and Martin Kampmann and the first two flyweight bouts in UFC history, airs live on FX from Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for six prelim bouts at 6pm ET / 3pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening prelim bout at 5:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Martin Kampmann (170.5) VS Thiago Alves (170.5)

FX MAIN CARD
Yasuhiro Urushitani (125.5) VS Joseph Benavidez (125.5)
Ian McCall (125.5) VS Demetrious Johnson (125.5)
Costa Philippou (185.5) VS Court McGee (184.5)

FUEL PRELIMS
Aaron Rosa (205.5) VS James Te Huna (206)
Nick Penner (203.5)VS Anthony Perosh (205)
Steven Siler (146) vs Cole Miller (146)
Andrew Craig (185) VS Kyle Noke (185)
Jake Hecht (171) VS TJ Waldburger (170)
Mackens Semerzier (146) vs Daniel Pineda (146)

ONLINE FIGHT
Shawn Jordan (245.5) VS Oli Thompson (235)

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For more info on the UFC or UFC on FX, visit www.UFC.com



March 1st, 2012

UFC

UFC comes back to Patriot Center in Virginia

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing an exciting night of action to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on Tuesday, May 15. It will mark the UFC’s second trip to the Patriot Center, with the first being held in front of a sellout crowd on Jan. 11, 2010. (more…)



March 1st, 2012

UFC

UFC on FX: Flash quotes from Sydney

Alves vs. Kampmann is LIVE on UFC on FX Friday, March 2 at 6 PM PT/9PM ET

The second UFC® On FX event emanates live from Sydney, Australia, on Friday night. The explosive night of Friday night fights features an expected war between two top welterweights as well as the two semi-final bouts in the UFC flyweight title tournament.

The four best 125-pound fighters in the world will battle it out in two matches to decidewhich fighters will compete for the newly-minted UFC flyweight title later this year. First, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, 14-2 in his mixed martial arts career, takes on highly-rated UFC newcomer Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall, 11-2; and in the second semi-final, Joseph Benavidez, the 15-2 buzzsaw who took Dominick Cruz to a split decision for the bantamweight world title, takes on Japanese sensation Yasuhiro Urushitani, 19-4, who has long been considered the best 125lbs fighter in the world. (more…)



March 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Mayweather-Cotto LA Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Multi-division boxing superstar Floyd “Money” Mayweather and WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto were joined by WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and former world champion Sugar Shane Mosley at Hollywood’s world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Thursday to wrap up their coast-to-coast press tour for their May 5 megafight.

Floyd Mayweather: Miguel Cotto is one solid, tough cookie and I know that going out there on May 5 this is a guy you can’t overlook…we chose Olympic-style blood testing to keep the sport of boxing clean. We want to be on an even playing field.

Miguel Cotto: I’m anxious to start training for this fight…I don’t want to stop training hard for this fight until I find the tool to beat Mayweather on May 5.

Canelo Alvarez: When I first started boxing, I used to watch film, I used to see fights of Shane Mosley, and now that I’m fighting him it’s like a dream. You’re gonna see the best of me on May 5.

Shane Mosley: People say ‘do you wanna be on an undercard?’ I know me and Saul can probably hold our own on our own card, but this is a spectacular event and I’m very honored to be a part of this.

Click here for more photos…



March 1st, 2012

Boxing News

March 16 Morongo card lineup

On March 16 Gary Shaw Productions and ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” bring another televised boxing event to the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif. In the main-event, light welterweights Kendall Holt (27-5, 15 KOs) and Tim Coleman (19-2-1, 5 KOs) battle in a 10-round bout. In the eight-round co-feature, undefeated featherweight prospect Abraham Lopez (16-0, 12 KOs), of La Puente, Calif., will take on Gabriel Tolmajyan (12-1-1, 3 KOs) of Glendale, Calif. In a six-round bout, hard-punching lightweight Alejandro Luna (8-0, 6 KOs, of Whittier, Calif., returns to action when he faces Mexico’s Jose Mendoza (7-4, 3 KOs). In a rematch, Los Angeles’ Roy Tapia (2-0-0, 1 KOs) and Jose Garcia (1-5, 1 KO) of Bakersfield, CA, collide in a four-round super bantamweight bout. Featherweights, Derrick Murray (1-0-0, 1 KO) from St. Louis, and Tucson, Arizona’s Cesar Valenzuela (2-0-1) battle to keep their undefeated records intact. Also unbeatens Julian Williams (8-0-1, 4 KOs), of Philadelphia, Los Angeles’ Ray Rivera (2-0-0, 1 KOs) and Roman Morales (8-0, 5 KOs) of San Ardo, CA, will box opponents to be announced.

Tickets priced $35 & $55 are on sale now and can be purchased at the Morongo Casino Box office or by calling the Box office hotline at (951) 755-5391. Tickets are also available by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745- 3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.



March 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Andy Lee returns March 10 in Detroit

Middleweight contender Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KOs), who pulled out of a March 17 HBO-televised fight, will instead fight a week earlier on March 10 at the at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Lee is slated to face Alexis Camacho (17-3, 16 KOs). If all goes well, Lee is tentatively scheduled to challenge WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 2 in an HBO-televised bout. Lee vs. Camacho also heralds the return of Kronk Fight Night in the Detroit area, promoted by Emanuel Steward of Kronk Gym. The new crop of Kronk fighters include Tony Harrison, LeAndre White, Jacob Bonas, Ernie Garza of Saginaw, MI and Wade Tolle Jr. of Monroe, MI. (more…)



March 1st, 2012

Boxing News

Davis vs. Hernandez on Friday Night

By Jose E. Santiago

On Friday, March 2nd, at the classy Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta GA, Greg Barckhoff’s Sports Fan Properties along with Shea Bailey Promotions is all set to pick up where they left off last year; bringing Atlanta fans excellent boxing action. Co-promoter Shea Bailey said “We had an amazing 2011 and we’re looking to continue in our success with boxing promotions in Atlanta in 2012.” The main event will feature a sure bet battle as local favorite Georgia Boxing Championship (GBC) lightweight title holder Antonio “T-Rex” Davis (28-7 13KO) takes on Mexico’s Jose Hernandez (11-8-1 5KO). (more…)



March 1st, 2012




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