Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

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“Cowboy” Cerrone promises “strictly business” brawl

Top UFC® lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says his UFC 150 showdown with friend and rival Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard will be “strictly business” but –motivated to impress his hometown fans – the Cowboy added he will go all out for a KO in what he expects to be the fight of the night. (more…)

Top UFC® lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone says his UFC 150 showdown with friend and rival Melvin “The Young Assassin” Guillard …


Boxing News

Diaz-Gamboa on September 7

A new edition of “A Puno Limpio” will take place on September 7 at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, with the fight between unbeaten welterweight Kenneth Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs) and Yoelvis Gamboa (7-1, 3 KOs) in the main event. Gamboa is the younger brother of former world champion and boxing superstar Yuriorkis Gamboa. The bout is scheduled for six rounds. In the co-main event, jr welter Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) faces Anthony Sanchez (5-1, 3 KOs) in another six rounder. The card is presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America.

A new edition of “A Puno Limpio” will take place on September 7 at the Coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in …



Boxing News

Juanma Lopez to return in 2012?

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Jose Perez/WBO

Former WBO former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez could return to the ring before the end of 2012. He is currently suspended until March 2013 for comments he made about referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. following his second loss to Orlando Salido, however at a WBO function yesterday in Puerto Rico, it was learned that the WBO may reconsider the suspension. The Boxing Professional Commission of Puerto Rico has also been asked to perform a secondary review.

Juanma and fellow former WBO world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon and Alex “El Nene” Sanchez were on hand as WBO female junior flyweight champion Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp received a diamond ring in honor for her seven title defenses.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Jose Perez/WBO Former WBO former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez could return to the ring …


Boxing Result

Hyland remains unbeaten

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Bob Caico Jr.

Ireland’s Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland scored a unanimous eight round decision over Carlos Fulgencio on Wednesday night in Rochester, NY. Hyland went after Fulgencio’s body early with hard lefts and rights which opened up his head for a big right hand that staggered the Dominican. A flurry by Hyland dropped Fulgencio to his knees just before the bell. The Irishman came right at his opponent to start round two and a left to the body and a straight right to the head dropped him for the second time in the fight. Fulgencio looked like he would be done but to his credit he fought back and both fighters battled to the end of the round. “He is a durable opponent, I put him down and he got over it then I got a bit excited and tried to finish him off. I then decided to outbox him and if the knockout comes it comes,” explained Hyland. (more…)

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Bob Caico Jr. Ireland’s Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland scored a unanimous eight round decision …




UFC

Watch UFC 150 presser!

Watch the UFC 150 pre-fight press conference with Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard and Jon Anik live Thursday, August 9 at 3 pm ET/noon PT . . . More

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Watch the UFC 150 pre-fight press conference with Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald Cerrone, Melvin Guillard and Jon Anik live …


Boxing News

DeMarco-Molina LA Presser

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Antonio DeMarco relies on power and aggression to compliment his boxing skills. So does John Molina, who will face DeMarco on September 8th. Both boxers may not have fought on big stages as have Andre Ward, Chad Dawson, or Vitaly Klitschko (All three men will fight on September 8th). However, both men could take a big step forward, solidifying their place at or near the top of the lightweight division with a victory over one another. Not only that, but their crowd-pleasing styles could make their clash the fight of the night on September 8th.

DeMarco will defend his world title belt against Molina at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. The bout will be televised live on HBO, along with the 12 round clash between unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward and light heavyweight world title holder Chad Dawson. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Big Joe Miranda Antonio DeMarco relies on power and aggression to compliment his boxing skills. So …


Boxing News

Escalante back in action

Popular and proud Texan Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas to compete in the eight-round “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” co-main event on TeleFutura against Mexican knockout artist Leonilo Miranda. The explosive featherweight battle will lead up to Saturday’s main event rematch between Lubbock’s Brian Vera and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora for the vacant NABO middleweight title.

Vera vs. Mora II, a 12-round fight for the vacant NABO middleweight title set for Saturday, August 11 at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Leija & Battah Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate. TeleFutura will broadcast the fight beginning at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. PT. (more…)

Popular and proud Texan Antonio Escalante returns to the ring this Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing medal winners set

By Karl Freitag

We already know that for the first time no male USA fighter will win an Olympic boxing medal, but what countries will? Here is a breakdown by country of who will win at least a bronze:

Ukraine 5
Cuba 4
UK 4
Russia 4
Ireland 3
Italy 3
Kazakhstan 3
Azerbaijan 2
Brazil 2
Japan 2
Mongolia 2
Bulgaria 1
China 1
Lithuania 1
South Korea 1
Thailand 1
Uzbekistan 1

Here are the fighters competing in the medal rounds:

Super Heavyweight
Magomedrasul Medzhidov (Azerbaijan) vs. Roberto Cammarelle (Italy)
Ivan Dychko (Kazakhstan) vs. Anthony Joshua (UK)

Heavyweight
Oleksandr Usyk (Ukraine) vs. Tervel Pulev (Bulgaria)
Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) vs. Clemente Russo (Italy)

Light Heavyweight
Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino (Brazil) vs. Egor Mekhontcev (Russia)
Adilbek Niyazymbetov (Kazakhstan) vs. Olelsandr Gvozdyk (Ukraine)

Middleweight
Anthony Ogogo (UK) vs. Esquiva Florentino (Brazil)
Abbos Atoev (Uzbekistan) vs. Ryota Murata (Japan)

Welterweight
Taras Shelestyuk (Ukraine) vs. Freddie Evans (UK)
Andrey Zamkovoy (Russia) vs. Serik Sapiyev (Kazakhstan)

Light Welterweight
Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo (Cuba) vs. Vincenzo Mangiacapre (Italy)
Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg (Mongolia) vs. Denys Berinchyk (Ukraine)

Lightweight
Vasyl Lomachenko (Ukraine) vs. Yasnier Toledo Lopez (Cuba)
Evaldas Petrauskas (Lithuania) vs. Han Soonchul (S. Korea)

Bantamweight
Lazaro Alvarez Estrada (Cuba) vs. John Joe Nevin (Ireland)
Luke Campbell (UK) vs. Satoshi Shimizu (Japan)

Flyweight
Misha Aloian (Russia) vs. Tugstsogt Nyambayar (Mongolia)
Michael Conlan (Ireland) vs. Carrazana Ramirez (Cuba)

Light Flyweight
Zou Shiming (China) vs. Paddy Barnes (Ireland)
David Ayrapetyan (Russia) vs. Kaeo Pongprayoon (Thailand)

In the new female division…

Claressa Shields (USA) faces Nadezda Torlopova (Russia) for the women’s middleweight gold. Marina Volnova (Kazakhstan) and Li Jinzi (China) will take the bronze medals.

Katie Taylor (Ireland) meets Sofya Ochigava (Russia) for the women’s lightweight gold. Mavzuna Chorieva (Tajikistan) and Adriana Araujo (Brazil) will take the bronze medals.

Ran Cancan (China) faces Nicola Adams (UK) for the women’s flyweight gold. Marlen Esparza (USA) and Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte (India) will take the bronze medals.

By Karl Freitag We already know that for the first time no male USA fighter will win an Olympic boxing …



Boxing News

Holyfield-Mercer II (exhibition match)

18 years ago Ray Mercer and Evander Holyfield fought in a 10-round war in which Holyfield won a unanimous decision. On February 2, 2013, in South Africa, the two former world champions will once again step between the ropes of the squared circle and go to battle in a four round exhibition match. The rematch is part of The Nelson Mandela Boxing Tribute night. The 51-year-old Mercer (36-7, 26 KO) hasn’t fought since 2008 and the 49-year-old Holyfield (44-10, 29 KOs) hasn’t fought since May of last year.

18 years ago Ray Mercer and Evander Holyfield fought in a 10-round war in which Holyfield won a unanimous decision. …


Boxing News

Chaves to defend against Miranda?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that almost certainly Argentinian WBA interim welterweight titleholder Diego Chavez (21-0, 17 KOs) will make his first defense against Panamanian challenger Jose Miranda (12-11-3, 8 KOs) on September 22 at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Initially it was announced that Chaves would defend against another Panamanian boxer, Alberto Mosquera but the Mosquera camp declined the world title opportunity.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed Fightnews.com that almost certainly Argentinian WBA interim welterweight titleholder Diego Chavez (21-0, …


Boxing News

PR Best announces upcoming fights

Former world champions Roman Rocky Martinez and Ivan Iron Boy Calderon will fight for world titles on September and October, respectively, and world ranked Jonathan Polvo Oquendo is back on October in Puerto Rico.

Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions, announced today that Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs), a former WBO junior lightweight champion, is going to fight against Mexican Miguel Beltran Jr. (27-1, 17 KOs) on September 15, as part of the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Sergio Martinez show at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The fight between Rocky Martinez and Beltran Jr. is for the vacant WBO junior lightweight championship on September 15 in the Pay Per View of Chavez Jr.-Martinez, Rivera said about the title that was vacated weeks ago when former champion Adrien Broner failed to make the weight for his fight against Vicente Escobedo.

Meanwhile, Iron Boy Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) and the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs) will fight on October 6 in the show where Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) will face for the WBO International superbantamweight title at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. On that show, Oquendo (22-2, 15 KOs), the #2 ranked by the WBO in the superbantamweights, will fight for the first time in a year after his recovery from an accident. He will face an opponent to be announced.

Former world champions Roman Rocky Martinez and Ivan Iron Boy Calderon will fight for world titles on September and October, …


UFC

Countdown to UFC 150

Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Melvin “Young Assassin” Guillard both love to talk trash and get in the cage and scrap. Expect fireworks when the friends and former teammates face one another from opposite sides of the Octagon . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Lightweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Melvin “Young Assassin” Guillard both love to talk trash and get in the cage and …



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Golden Boy inks Ivan Morales

As the younger brother of legendary and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales and former World Champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales, unbeaten junior bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales (17-0, 12 KOs) has some of the best bloodlines in the sport. Now with the signing of a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, he will also have some of the best backing as he chases after a world championship. “As the brother of Erik and Diego Morales, you know that Ivan Morales learned to fight from the best, but he’s proven himself in the ring as well and I can’t wait to see how far he can go in the future,” said Oscar De La Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions. “When you mix his technical skills, power and speed with his youth and determination, I have no doubt that Ivan will eventually be a world champion in multiple divisions.”

As the younger brother of legendary and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales and former World Champion Diego …


Boxing News

Olympics: USA women win one, lose one

The final two U.S. competitors in Olympic boxing took the ring on Wednesday and it was a split decision for the pair. Flyweight Marlen Esparza (Houston, Texas) lost a 10-8 bout to reigning World Champion Cancan Ren of China while Claressa Shields (Flint, Mich.) won a dominant 29-15 victory over Kazakhstan’s Marina Volnova. Esparza will leave London with a bronze medal but Shields will vie for gold on Thursday.

The final two U.S. competitors in Olympic boxing took the ring on Wednesday and it was a split decision for …


Boxing News

Mexican Boxing Tournament Returns

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The second edition of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona?” tournament will return with the collaboration of Promociones del Pueblo, the WBC and AAA with support of Grupo Modelo and Comex. “We are ready to start this great boxing tour around Mexico to find new boxing prospects and future champions,” said Promociones del Pueblo President Oswaldo Kuchle. “In 2011 we had 350,000 boxing fans visit the events with their families and this is great. We wait for good fights and fighters in this new edition.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero The second edition of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona?” tournament will return with the collaboration …


UFC

Max Holloway, striking savant

At 16 years old, most American teenagers are learning how to drive, but one particular Hawaiian started to train in kickboxing. In two years, he smashed his way through the amateur ranks, and turned pro at 18. A year later, he was 4-0 in the cage, being sought out by UFC talent to be a training partner, and highly touted on the internet as a top prospect for a major MMA organization. Now, at the ripe age of 20 years old, this born brawler nicknamed “Blessed” scored his first victory inside the Octagon after putting on a masterful striking clinic at The Ultimate Fighter 15 finale . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

At 16 years old, most American teenagers are learning how to drive, but one particular Hawaiian started to train in …



Boxing News

WealthTV lines up more boxing dates

WealthTV announced today that it has secured the live US television rights for twelve professional boxing events scheduled for 2012 and 2013 from Hennessy Sports and GYM Promotions. WealthTV will air six live shows from GYM Promotions on select Friday nights, and an additional six live dates with UK-based Hennessy Sports on select Saturday afternoons.

WealthTV announced today that it has secured the live US television rights for twelve professional boxing events scheduled for 2012 …


Boxing News

Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado twinbill Oct 12

Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito Filipino Flash Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) will risk his junior featherweight world title against fellow super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs) and former world lightweight champion Brandon Bam Bam Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will take on #1 contender Mile High Mike Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) in a spectacular Top Rank-promoted doubleheader on October 13 under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Both fights will be televised Live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

“History shows there is only one way for a fighter to make the leap to stardom and that’s by accepting the challenges and risks like the ones Donaire, Nishioka, Rios and Alvarado committed to on October 13. They are young, hungry and ambitious,” said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. Information on tickets, including prices and on-sale date, will be announced soon.

Top-Five pound for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito Filipino Flash Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) will risk his junior …


Boxing News

Pianeta-Botha presser

Photos: Eroll Popova

Unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) will meet “The White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, 29 Kos) on September 7 at the RWE-Halle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. This bout was originally scheduled to take place in May, but Botha was injured shortly before the fight and Pianeta instead fought former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.

In June, Pianeta spent some time in the Kitzbühel, Austria, training camp of Wladimir Klitschko. “After a week’s sparring with Wladimir Klitschko I know that I can compete at the top,” stated the WBO #13 Pianeta. (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova Unbeaten German heavyweight hope Francesco Pianeta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) will meet “The White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, …


Scale Watch

Weights from Rochester, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

Patrick Hyland 129 vs. Carlos Fulgencio 126
Kenny Abril 147.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 150
Natasha Spence 131 vs. Lucretia Meacham 130.5
Willie Monroe Jr. 159 vs. Mark Anderson 161
Jamell Tyson 132.5 vs. Bryan Acaba 133
Harvey Murray 126.5 vs. Raul Lopez 127

Promoter: Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons “Pretty Girl Promotions”
Venue: Sahlen Stadium
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez

By Boxing Bob Newman Patrick Hyland 129 vs. Carlos Fulgencio 126 Kenny Abril 147.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 150 Natasha Spence …


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Cazares headlines Saturday

The Polideportivo Centenario de Los Mochis, Sinaloa,, Mexico, will be the site for Saturday’s doubleheader televised by FOX Deportes featuring former two-division world champion Hugo Cazares (36-7-2, 26 KOs) battles Daniel Diaz (19-3-1, 14 KOs) in a scheduled 12-round super bantamweight bout for the vacant NABF title and Mexican knockout artists Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (28-2-1, 21 KOs) and Adrian Verdugo (22-5-1, 19 KOs) collide for the vacant WBC silver lightweight crown in fight scheduled for 12-rounds.

The Polideportivo Centenario de Los Mochis, Sinaloa,, Mexico, will be the site for Saturday’s doubleheader televised by FOX Deportes featuring …


UFC

UFC on FX brings Browne vs. Bigfoot to Minneapolis

A five-round heavyweight showdown between contenders Travis “Hapa” Browne and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline an exciting UFC® card scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn. The event will mark UFC’s first in Minneapolis since 2008, when UFC 87 broke the Target Center live gate record with a $2.25 million mark. (more…)

A five-round heavyweight showdown between contenders Travis “Hapa” Browne and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will headline an exciting UFC® card scheduled …


Boxing News

Hasson-Judah added to Dover card

By Rick Scharmberg

Unbeaten former amateur standout Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (14-0, 5 KOs) will meet journeyman Daniel Judah (23-9-3, 10 KOs) in the light heavyweight co-feature on Friday, August 31 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE. The main event will feature “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey (10-0, 1 KO) facing upset-minded “Lethal” Lindsay Garbatt (7-5, 3 KOs) in a ten round bout for the WBC Silver super featherweight title. Hall of Fame former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes will also be in attendance to support his grandson, featherweight Jeffrey Dorsey, who will be making his pro debut. “People will love him,” stated Holmes. “He is a miniature Larry Holmes, with my jab and all.” (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Unbeaten former amateur standout Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (14-0, 5 KOs) will meet journeyman Daniel Judah (23-9-3, …


UFC

Viewership rises for UFC on FOX

The UFC on FOX event broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 4, averaged a 1.4/3 household rating/share, and 2.44 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. Despite immense Olympic competition, the UFC event posted a slightly higher audience (2.44 million vs. 2.42 million), and came within one tenth of a point in rating (1.4 vs. 1.5), compared to the last UFC on FOX event on May 5. Men 18-34, the key male demographic category for UFC programming, posted a significant +19% increase over May’s card (1.9 vs. 1.6), and for the week in prime time, the UFC on FOX event ranked #9 among Men 18-34 and was the highest-rated non-Olympic program in this category. (more…)

The UFC on FOX event broadcast on Saturday, Aug. 4, averaged a 1.4/3 household rating/share, and 2.44 million viewers, according …


Boxing News

Spence loses again, no medals for USA Boxing

USA Olympic welterweight Errol Spence didn’t take advantage of his second chance, losing a 16-11 decision to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy in the men’s boxing Olympic quarterfinals on Tuesday night. Spence lost his previous fight in the ring, but that decision was overturned after a protest. In total, after four straight wins American boxers left the ring as losers in ten straight bouts assuring the worst performance ever and only medal shutout in history for the once proud boxing nation that has won more Olympic boxing medals overall than any other country. The only bright spot is two USA female boxers, Marlen Esparza and Claressa Shields, who are assured of claiming medals in the newly added women’s division.

USA Olympic welterweight Errol Spence didn’t take advantage of his second chance, losing a 16-11 decision to Russian Andrey Zamkovoy …


Boxing News

Boxing Back In Downtown Detroit

Report and photos by Bob Ryder

Famed Kronk trainer Emanuel Steward will put on his promoter hat as he along with Olympia Entertainment will present “Kronk: The New Generation” at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, MI on Saturday, August 25th. Headlining the card announced at a press conference will be a return match between fast rising Kronk star Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom. Although Harrison won their initial meeting on July 27 by a wide margin on the judges cards, the fight was by far his toughest test as he was forced to go the distance for the first time and was visibly rocked by Odom in one of the later rounds. “He [Calvin Odom] took me to a whole different level” Harrison stated and added that this time though “I’m going to give Detroit a knockout.” (more…)

Report and photos by Bob Ryder Famed Kronk trainer Emanuel Steward will put on his promoter hat as he along …


Boxing News

Webster headlines August 31st

KEA Boxing Promotions will present a night of professional boxing outdoors under the stars featuring undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster (13-0, 7 KOs) on August 31 at the beautiful Mount Airy Casino and Resort in Mount Pocono, PA. The unbeaten southpaw from Glassboro, New Jersey has mowed down every obstacle in his path, including his most recent win over Sabou Ballogou. (more…)

KEA Boxing Promotions will present a night of professional boxing outdoors under the stars featuring undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take …


Boxing News

Guillermo Jones becomes a manager

By Hector Villarreal

Current WBA Cruiserweight Champion, Guillermo Jones (38-3-2) will add a new facet to his boxing career, now as a fighters manager on his native Panama. Jones, who currently prepares for his mandatory defense on October 27th in Russia, sent four contracts for their approval by the Panama Boxing Commission at its weekly meeting on Monday night. Middleweight Robinson Elias Aragon, featherweight Lizcanio Doviama, superbantam Robinson De Jesus Chambers and female minimumweight Keyra Graell, all scheduled to debut on August 22 in Panama City, will become the first group of fighters officially managed by “El Felino” Jones. The Panamanian COMIBOX handed the four contracts to their legal advisory departament to verify the terms and may announce a final approval on a special meeting set for next Tuesday. COMIBOX also received from the Amateur Boxing Federation the four written authorizations to become proffessional fighters.

By Hector Villarreal Current WBA Cruiserweight Champion, Guillermo Jones (38-3-2) will add a new facet to his boxing career, now …


Boxing News

Calderon-Fuentes changed to October 6 in PR

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The clash between two-time world champion Ivan ‘Iron Boy’ Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) and current WBO 105lb king Moises Fuentes (15-1, 7 KOs) will not be held August 25 and is now being slated for the October 6 card at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum in Bayamon topped by former WBO super bantamweight champ Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez against Rafael Marquez, another former world champion. The official announcement of this new date will be Wednesday at a news conference in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press The clash between two-time world champion Ivan ‘Iron Boy’ Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) and …


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South Africa Boxing Buzz

By Ron Jackson

Western Cape featherweight dies

Malibongwe Thoba, a featherweight boxer from the Western Cape, has died, allegedly after a shooting incident at Stellenbosch. Thoba was ranked #8 by Boxing SA and had a professional record reported to be 6-2, with 5 knockouts. He was stopped in the fifth round when he challenged Sabelo Jubatha for the SA title in Mdantsane in October 2010.

Gwayana and Kheswa to meet for interim title

Two former SA champions will fight for the South African interim junior flyweight title on Saturday. Mfundo Gwayana and Vuyani Kheswa are scheduled to meet at the Babs Madlakane hall in KwaNobuhle near Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. Gwayana has a professional record of 12-4-1, including 7 knockouts. Kheswa stands at 15-5-1, 3 KOs. Both are from East London. Kheswa won the SA junior flyweight title in December 2003 when he beat Mbulelo Nyanda. He made a successful defence against Ayanda Ramncwana before losing the belt to Sizwe Sinyabi in October 2004. Gwayana won the vacant title in November 2007 when he outpointed Simphiwe Mabona. He retained it against Samora Msophi, Motswaki Moselesele, Sinyabi and Thabo Sishwane before losing it to Sinyabi in July 2010. The current champion is unbeaten Luzuko Siyo (10-0, 8 KOs) who won the vacant title when he defeated Monwabisi Ngundwana in June last year. The fight between Gwayana and Kheswa is promoted by 70-year-old grandmother Gladys “Noforty” Tsenene.

Mthalane to defend IBF belt

IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane defends his belt against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City on September 1. The 29-year-old South African will be making the fourth defense of his belt. His record stands at 28-2, 19 KOs. Nunez, the mandatory challenger, is 24 years old and has a record of 24-2, 20 KOs.

By Ron Jackson Western Cape featherweight dies Malibongwe Thoba, a featherweight boxer from the Western Cape, has died, allegedly after …


Boxing News

Povetkin-Rahman rescheduled for Sept 29

The Sporthalle Hamburg will host a championship heavyweight doubleheader on September 29. The main event of the evening will be the WBA Heavyweight World Championship between Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs). The next highlight will see European heavyweight champion Kubrat Pulev (16-0, 8 KOs) take on Alexander Ustinov (27-0, 21 KOs) from Russia. (more…)

The Sporthalle Hamburg will host a championship heavyweight doubleheader on September 29. The main event of the evening will be …


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WBC calls for immediate change in amateur boxing

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC has called on the AIBA to immediately change their system of simply counting blows to decide amateur fights because “that’s not boxing” and undermines the different styles in the sport.”It is not possible for a boxing match to be won by 7 to 3 when hundreds blows connect and don’t count for anything,” said the WBC in a press statement.

The WBC also protests the decision of Ireland’s John Joe Nevin over Mexican Oscar Valdez in the 2012 London Olympics saying that Valdez dropped Nevin with a hook to the liver and battered him from pillar to post only to lose the round 7-4. They say the Mexican Federation should have made a strong protest as did the U.S. and three other countries who had boxing results later changed on the desktop.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBC has called on the AIBA to immediately change their system of simply counting blows …


Boxing News

Palicte ready for Rodriguez

Vincent “Popeye” Palicte (14-3-1, 7 KOs) of Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines is all set for his upcoming fight on August 16 at the Mandaluyong City Sports Complex, Metro Manila, Philippines against fellow Filipino Frederix Rodriguez (8-2-1, 6 KOs) from Bukidnon Province located at Mindanao island, southern Philippines. Up for grabs will be the vacant WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight Championship, which was recently relinquished by WBO No. 1 bantamweight AJ “Bazooka” Banal of the famed ALA Boxing Gym of Cebu City, Philippines when he officially announced his scheduled fight against Thai WBO #2 bantamweight Pungluang Sor Singyu on October 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Metro Manila for the vacant WBO bantamweight world crown.

The fight card is promoted by Joven Sports Promotions headed by Joven Jimenez. General admission for this event is FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

Vincent “Popeye” Palicte (14-3-1, 7 KOs) of Bago City, Negros Occidental, Philippines is all set for his upcoming fight on …


UFC

The Blueprint: Henderson vs. Edgar II

On February 26, 2012, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a spirited affair that earned him a fat bonus check for Fight of the Night honors and, more importantly, a shiny gold trinket also known as the UFC lightweight championship belt . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

On February 26, 2012, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a spirited affair that earned him a fat bonus check …


Boxing News

Kessler extends contract with Team Sauerland

Three-time world champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) has signed an early contract extension with Team Sauerland until 2014. “I look forward to continuing our successful cooperation,” Kessler said. “It has been great to work with Wilfried, Kalle and Nisse Sauerland. I owe it to my fantastic fans to prove myself against the world´s best boxers and thanks to Team Sauerland, I can do just that. They have big plans for me and that suits me well.” (more…)

Three-time world champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) has signed an early contract extension with Team Sauerland until 2014. “I …










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