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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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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …



Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


AWE TV

Belmontes set to surprise Collado and NJ

Texan, Jerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs is not concerned about coming to the East Coast for the first time in his career to take on Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, for his afternoon fight on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The amateur superstar-turned-undefeated- professional-prospect has never been to this side of the country before.

“It’s a good feeling to go to New Jersey,” Belmontes said. “Never been there. First time as a pro or amateur. I’ve heard good things about New Jersey.” Although the “Corpus Christi Kid” is used to having his large home-state fan base behind him when he fights, he doesn’t feel he needs them to be there when he faces Collado on Saturday afternoon. “No concerns. None,” Belmontes said. ” I’m not fighting New Jersey, I’m fighting him. We’re feeling good about this fight, and we’re going to NJ to get that W.” (more…)

Texan, Jerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs is not concerned about coming to the East Coast for the first time in …


Announcement

All Access: Canelo vs. Lopez airs Wednesday

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports documentary series ALL ACCESS returns this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the showdown between Mexican superstar CANELO ALVAREZ and fierce contender JOSESITO LOPEZ for the WBC Super Welterweight Championship. The highly anticipated matchup will take place live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9p.m. ET/ 6p.m. PT. Click here for a sneak peek

The critically acclaimed SHOWTIME Sports documentary series ALL ACCESS returns this Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT ahead of the showdown …



UFC

Cast announced for TUF: Australia vs. UK

FX and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation today unveiled the identities of the sixteen Australian and British mixed martial artists set to represent their nations in The Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs UK – The Smashes™. (more…)

FX and the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organisation today unveiled the identities of the sixteen Australian and British mixed martial artists …


Boxing News

Mike Lee Workout

Photos: Felix Sanchez/Top Rank

Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and current undefeated professional Mike Lee hosted a Public Media Workout on Tuesday at the recently opened, state-of-the art PLEX Training Facility in Stafford, Texas, just outside of Houston. Lee was joined by his renowned trainer Ronnie Shields along with his performance coach Danny Arnold and his manager/father John Lee. On Saturday, September 15th, Lee with a record of 10-0-0 with six knockouts will return to action in a six round light heavyweight bout opening the HBO Pay Per View broadcast of the World Middleweight Championship between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Photos: Felix Sanchez/Top Rank Former Notre Dame Boxing Champion and current undefeated professional Mike Lee hosted a Public Media Workout …


Boxing News

Nave returns October 19

Former WBF welterweight titleholder Paul Nave (19-9-2, 8 KOs) returns on October 19 at Albert Park Field, outside under the lights in San Rafael, California. Nave will be 52 years of age when he enters the ring against an opponent to be named. Another bout will feature middleweight Patrick Ragan (owner of Westside Boxing Club in San Mateo, CA) making his pro debut at 47 years old. Tickets are $200, $150, $100, $75, $50, $40 and $40.

Former WBF welterweight titleholder Paul Nave (19-9-2, 8 KOs) returns on October 19 at Albert Park Field, outside under the …


Boxing News

6 Questions with Olusegun Ajose

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight No. 1 contender Olusegun Ajose is finished waiting quietly for his shot at a world title.

The 32-year-old undefeated Nigerian, who has called out some of the top names in the 140-pound division, will finally get his chance when he faces WBC No. 2 contender Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Interim Super Lightweight Championship on Saturday, Sept. 8, live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. (more…)

World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Lightweight No. 1 contender Olusegun Ajose is finished waiting quietly for his shot at a …


Announcement

“El Terrible II” ready for U.S. debut at the Pechanga

Twenty-year-old Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KOs) pays homage to his eldest sibling – the legendary Eric Morales – with the nickname “Terrible II” and this Saturday he continues the legacy when he takes on countryman and former world title challenger Luis Maldonado in the ten-round main event of Saturday’s TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA. (more…)

Twenty-year-old Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KOs) pays homage to his eldest sibling – the legendary Eric Morales – with the …


Boxing News

Sampson inks Saucedo

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has announced the signing of former world title challenger and IBF #4 (super featherweight), WBA #6 (featherweight) Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (46-5-3, 4 KOs) to a long-term promotional agreement. Saucedo has only lost one fight (a 2010 decision loss in a world title challenge against the formidable Chris John) since 2004 and he will face Cristian Palma (18-6-1, 5 KOs) on November 3 in Uruguay, on the undercard of the first defense of WBA female lightweight world champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales.

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has announced the signing of former world title challenger and IBF #4 (super featherweight), …


Boxing News

Video: Jhonny Gonzalez Workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero and Cesar Ceron

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Boxing News

Edison Miranda: It’s going to be ugly

Edison Miranda touched down in London with a warning for Tony Bellew ahead of their clash on Saturday – telling the Liverpool man he will not be standing by the end of the fight. Bellew and Miranda meet in a mouth-watering bill-topper in north London. The two-time IBF World super middleweight title challenger is a step-up in class for Bellew, having shared the ring with stars like Andre Ward, Lucian Bute, Arthur Abraham and Kelly Pavlik, and the Columbian wants to make it clear that he is the star of Saturday’s show.

“Put your kids to bed early on Saturday,” said Miranda. “I don’t want them to be frightened by seeing what I do to Bellew. It is going to be ugly.

“I have had an excellent camp. I moved to Las Vegas and trained for the past six weeks with Chad Dawson. We worked very well together and had some great sparring sessions. He is a great champion. I am ready for anyone now.” (more…)

Edison Miranda touched down in London with a warning for Tony Bellew ahead of their clash on Saturday – telling …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Charr face off

A press conference for Saturday’s clash between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Manuel Charr took place today in Moscow. Charr told Klitschko that the fight was a present he has dreamed of all his life and he plans to win by knockout. Klitscko vowed that there will be no presents for Charr and no one in the world can knock him out.

There is also a talk of a clash between Vitali and David Haye in February. Haye, who was condemned by the WBC for fighting Derrick Chisora in July, has now been welcomed back to the WBC, however much depends on whether Klitschko is successful in his run to be elected into the Ukrainian parliament in October.

A press conference for Saturday’s clash between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Manuel Charr took place today in Moscow. …


Boxing News

Santa Cruz-Morel officially announced

As initially reported by Fightnews.com on August 21, it was officially announced today that unbeaten world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz will defend his IBF bantamweight title against two-time former champion Eric “Little Hands of Steel” Morel on the September 15 “Knockout Kings” card in Las Vegas headlined by Canelo Alvarez against Josesito Lopez. The 24-year-old Santa Cruz (20-0-1, 11 KOs) joined the long line of boxing World Champions from Mexico on June 2, 2012, when he scored a near shutout 12 round unanimous decision win over Vusi Malinga to capture the IBF Bantamweight crown. The 36-year-old Morel (46-3, 23 KOs) is a former world champion at flyweight and bantamweight, who has wins in 11 of his last 12 fights, with his only loss coming via decision in a world title challenge against Abner Mares.

As initially reported by Fightnews.com on August 21, it was officially announced today that unbeaten world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa …


AWE TV

“Ironbound Throwdown” Promo Video

Above is the promo video for “Ironbound Throwdown” featuring Tomasz Adamek vs. Travis Walker on Saturday 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.

Above is the promo video for “Ironbound Throwdown” featuring Tomasz Adamek vs. Travis Walker on Saturday at Newark’s Prudential Center. …


Feature Story

Chavez Jr. on the “most important fight of my life”

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. started his professional career as a wiry 17-year-old in 2003, skeptics scoffed at the prospect of the then-130 pounder living up to his father’s legendary career. Nine years and 48 fights without a defeat (46-0-1, 32 KOs, 1 No Contest) later, the undefeated WBC Middleweight champion has the opportunity to step out of his father’s shadow as he faces the toughest test of his career in Sergio Martinez on September 15th at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. For Chavez Jr., facing the man who current sits at #3 on many boxing pundits’ fictional pound for pound list will be a make or break fight for the popular Culiacan fighter. If the 26-year-old loses, he’ll be considered a fighter who made a living off of his name and when tested, was exposed. If he comes out victorious, his skeptics will have to bow down and finally give Chavez Jr. his due. At Thursday’s media day at the Top Rank gym in Las Vegas, Chavez Jr. discussed what he considered “the most important fight of his life.” (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. started his professional career as a wiry …


Announcement

Willie Nelson-John Jackson vie Sept 15th for NABF jr middleweight title

Boxing is as risk-and-reward business. A successful gamble this past May ultimately positioned top prospect Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) against undefeated John “Dah Rock” Jackson (13-0, 12 KOs) for the vacant NABF jr middleweight title.

Nelson vs. Jackson will be part of the Sergio Martinez-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. September 15th Top Rank ppv event, presented by Top Rank and DiBella Entertainment, live from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (more…)

Boxing is as risk-and-reward business. A successful gamble this past May ultimately positioned top prospect Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, …


UFC

UFC 2012: The best is yet to come

Thus far, 2012 has been a year marred by injuries, suspensions, and the cancellation of UFC 151. Very few fight cards remained unchanged, and in total, more than 60 fights have been re-shuffled in some way, shape, or form over the first eight months of the year . . . 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

Thus far, 2012 has been a year marred by injuries, suspensions, and the cancellation of UFC 151. Very few fight …


Boxing News

Botha-Pianeta presser

Photos: Eroll Popova

Things heated up at the press conference for Friday’s heavyweight showdown between unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) and the “White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, KOs) at the RWE-Sporthalle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Also on the card is female middleweight world Champion Christina Hammer (12-0, 7 Kos) who defends her WBO and WBF belysts against Yahaira Hernandez (11-3, 5 KOs).

Francesco Pianeta: “Francois Botha is a big name. Gosh, I was eleven years old when I saw his big fight against Axel Schulz on TV. With all respect for his career, I will be joining in the list of big names, such as Wladimir Klitschko, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson, who have beaten him. So I will probably finally send him into retirement!”

Frans Botha: “I came to Germany to show everyone again. Sorry Germany, I’m going to pulverize these ‘green kids’ into dust. Lose is not in my vocabulary. Ulf Steinforth, whom I like very much, has unfortunately made a mistake with this fight – his boy is is going to get run over by the ‘buffalo’. The ‘White Buffalo’ is has a lot left and has big plans. I want to fight for the chance to get one of the “Klitschko Sisters. To do this, Pianeta must suffer!” (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova Things heated up at the press conference for Friday’s heavyweight showdown between unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco …


Boxing News

Karass is gearing up for WAR

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Soto-Karass

In what is being agreed upon by boxing experts as a sure-fire, barn burner of a fight, welterweight contender Jesus “Renuente” Soto-Karass 26-7-3 (17KOs) will be taking on former WBA Super lightweight KO artist, Argentina’s Marcos “Chino” Maidana 31-3 (28KOs) on September 15th at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. In Maidana, Karass will be taking on a fighter much like him, a fighter who almost never takes a step back, pressures and loves a good shoot-out of a fight, with styles to match.

A second outing at welterweight by Maidana (who gave a gallant effort in his last fight- against a much faster Devon Alexander) the Argentinian will take on a re-invigorated Karass, who is motivated and moving back down at welterweight after a couple of super welterweight fights in his last couple of bouts. (more…)

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Soto-Karass In what is being agreed upon by boxing experts as a sure-fire, barn burner of a …


AWE TV

Collado ready for biggest fight of his career

Photo: Geo IMAGEZ

Jamaica, Queens junior lightweight boxer Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, fights the biggest bout of his career when he faces undefeated Texan Jerry Belmontes, 16-0, 5 KOs, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on September 8th. The 8-round contest is the key preliminary bout on a big card promoted by Main Events, with a heavyweight triple header in the spotlight.

Former two-time world champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, meets Travis “Freight Train” Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, in the 12-round main event, but it is the Collado-Belmontes bout that might just be the most competitive match of the show, which can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com. Both fighters are considered hot boxing prospects with promising futures, so their anticipated clash is expected to determine which of them is ready to step up to the next level. (more…)

Jamaica, Queens junior lightweight boxer Joselito Collado, 13-1, 3 KOs, fights the biggest bout of his career when he faces …


Boxing News

Ponce De Leon confident he’ll take down Gonzalez

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon

Never in a dull fight, “The Tarahumara Destroyer” Daniel Ponce De Leon will finally get a long-wished for second crack at a world title this Saturday night, as featured bout of the SHOWTIME-televised blockbuster emanating from the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hard-hitting Ponce De Leon 43-4 (35KOs) an under rated boxer with fulminating power in his left hand will take on reigning WBC Featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in a fight which De Leon has pursued for the last couple of years.

In Gonzalez, De Leon takes on a taller, lankier power puncher with good technique and a time champion who last tasted defeat against Toshiaki Noshioka back in 2009 and has since reeled eleven Ko’s in his last twelve bouts, including a fourth round TKO over Tomas Villa for the WBC 126 lb. belt in July of last year. (more…)

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Ponce De Leon Never in a dull fight, “The Tarahumara Destroyer” Daniel Ponce De Leon will finally …


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Carita Lopez new foe for McJoe Arroyo

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Veteran Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-10-2, 32 KOs), who last fought in June 2011 losing by fifth round KO against current IBF bantamweight king Leo Santa Cruz, will be the new opponent for highly regarded prospect McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) on September 27 in San Juan on a card promoted by PR Best. Arroyo was originally slated to face Javier Gallo (18-5, 10 KOs). The 40-year-old Lopez has lost his last three fights, and in 2009 managed to become the WBO 115lb champion, but that same year lost the crown to Filipino Marvin Sonsona. In 2010 he lost a unanimous decision to Cesar “Junito” Seda and in 2011 suffered his first KO loss against Santa Cruz.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Veteran Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-10-2, 32 KOs), who last fought in June 2011 losing …










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