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FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

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Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

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Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

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Banks wins Detroit heavyweight battle

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WV2-Rafa undercard announced

“The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico,” with former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will include 10 bouts on August 4 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View. “We completed the show with 10 bouts and great Puerto Rican prospects,” said promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president. “We will have former world champions as Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Rafael Marquez and Rocky Martinez in regional title fights and also world contenders like Miguel Beltran Jr., Juan Mercedes and Jorge Melendez in action. There will be a great card.” (more…)

“The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico,” with former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will include 10 bouts …


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6 Questions with unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan

At 30, Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) is a six-year pro who remains highly regarded even though he has fought only 75 rounds in his career – an average of about 12 a year. This Friday, July 20, in what should be an exciting main event on Showtime, the Glendale, Calif.-based Armenian faces always-dangerous, hard-hitting former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-5-2, 23 KOs) at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. In a compelling co-feature, talented unbeaten Roman Morales (10-0, 6 KOs), of San Ardo, Calif., meets Alexis Santiago (11-2-1 5 KOs), of Phoenix, Ariz., in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. (more…)

At 30, Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) is a six-year pro who remains highly regarded even though he has fought …



UFC

Super Six – Memorable Cheick Kongo Moments

A senior member of the UFC’s heavyweight division, Cheick Kongo will enter the Octagon for the 17th time this Saturday night in Calgary when he faces off against up and comer Shawn Jordan in UFC 149 action. So what has kept the Frenchman around so long – try a willingness to fight anyone and the ability to hang with whoever dares to face him. And whether he’s won or lost, more often the not, fans will leave the arena talking about him, and that’s always worth something . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

A senior member of the UFC’s heavyweight division, Cheick Kongo will enter the Octagon for the 17th time this Saturday …


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Berrio faces Zuniga tomorrow

By Rick Scharmberg

Boxing returns to Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartegena, Colombia tomorrow night, when former world champion Alejandro Berrio (32-5, 29 KOs) meets fellow Colombian banger and former 3-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga (24-5-1, 29 KOs) in a ten round light heavyweight bout. Berrio won the vacant title in a return bout with Robert Steiglitz on March 3, 2007, stopping the formerly unbeaten Steiglitz in the third round. He lost the title in his next bout, getting stopped in Canada by Lucian Bute in eleven rounds. Barrio has won his last six fights, four by knockout. This bout will be Zuniga’s first since dropping a unanimous decision to Tavoris Cloud in an attempt to lift Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title back on December 17, 2010. Zuniga twice challenged for the world super middleweight title, losing to Denis Inkin in 2008 and Lucian Bute in 2009.

By Rick Scharmberg Boxing returns to Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartegena, Colombia tomorrow night, when former world champion Alejandro Berrio …




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Unbeaten super middles collide Sept 29

A big September 29 boxing tripleheader at MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be announced later this week. In the main event, undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) takes on undefeated prospect Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs). In the televised undercard bouts, undefeated former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) takes on Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1, 9KOs), and Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) squares off against former three-time world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs). All three bouts will be aired on HBO.

A big September 29 boxing tripleheader at MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be announced later this week. In the main …


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Maccarinelli comments on positive doping test

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli has commented a drug test that came back dirty after his most recent fight. “Following my fight against Shane McPhilbin in March, I was extremely surprised and disturbed to have tested positive for a banned substance known as methylhexaneamine. I purchased a product called Dexaprine that contained this banned substance from a combat magazine. The advert stated that it was an approved substance and I checked the ingredients which had no reference to any banned substance that I was aware of. In fact, it also stated that it was suitable for athletes. I have since found out that this ‘fat burner’ contained a substance and consequently I failed a dope test, albeit with a very low reading. I wish to state that this substance was in no way used to gain any advantage in the ring or enhance my performance and whilst I appreciate that it may look that way, I would certainly never cheat or cut corners in my preparation.” (more…)

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli has commented a drug test that came back dirty after his most recent fight. …


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Hernandez-Ross set for September 15

IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on mandatory challenger Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) on September 15 at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. In Troy Ross, currently number three in the IBF rankings, Hernandez faces a tricky opponent. “He is very quick, agile and throws hard punches,” said Hernandez. “I saw his title bout against Steve Cunningham back in June 2010. He was really strong but had to stop the fight due to a heavy cut. He was really unfortunate and will try everything to beat me and become the new world champion.” Tickets for the big fight night at the Stechert Arena will be available at the end of the week.

IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on mandatory challenger Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) …


Boxing News

Broner: This is my last fight at 130

WBO junior lightweight champion Adrien Broner said Wednesday that he’s planning to move up in weight after Saturday’s showdown with #1 challenger Vicente Escobedo at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. “This will be my last fight at 130lbs and I’m going to go out with a bang,” said Broner. “I’m young, I’m 22, I’m still growing. It’s time for me to go up. After this fight there wouldn’t be a reason for me to stay. I’m just gonna go up and give the lightweights hell.”

WBO junior lightweight champion Adrien Broner said Wednesday that he’s planning to move up in weight after Saturday’s showdown with …



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Hernandez battles Woods for IBS women’s lightweight title!

Angelee Gardner of Syndicate Promotions will present three IBS title fights Saturday, July 28th at the Columbus, Civic Center in Columbus GA. Headlining is a battle for the women’s IBS world lightweight title contest featuring Melissa “HurricanShark” Hernandez (16-3-3) from Puerto Rico but now fighting out of Miami Beach, FL against “Notorious” Nicole Woods (11-9-2, 3 KOs) of Stone Mountain, GA. (more…)

Angelee Gardner of Syndicate Promotions will present three IBS title fights Saturday, July 28th at the Columbus, Civic Center in …


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Broner-Escobedo workout

Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy

Undefeated WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner works out on Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio during a media day in preparation for Saturday’s world title defense against NABO Junior Lightweight Champion and number one rated WBO junior lightweight contender Vicente Escobedo at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati which will be broadcast live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Escobedo also worked out for the fans and press (more…)

Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy Undefeated WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner works out on Wednesday …


UFC

2012’s unofficial half-year awards: The Fights

The Highly Unofficial Half-Year awards are almost over, so enough yapping, you know what you’re here for – the best fights of the first half of 2012 . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

The Highly Unofficial Half-Year awards are almost over, so enough yapping, you know what you’re here for – the best …


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Bryant ready for IBO title try

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Bryant

“Rowland is this special, quiet guy which you should fear the most. But if you are in the ring against him it’s too late – you can see this anger, this power he puts in every punch. After the Andrade stoppage, he was mad that the referee broke off the fight because he wanted to hit him more, inflict more pain. You cannot teach this,” – said Josue Aguilar, trainer of Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11 KO), who on August 2 at Roseland Ballroom in New York will challenge undefeated South African Thomas Oosthuisen (19-0, 13 KO) for the International Boxing Organization super middleweight title.

Bryant, who was always a boxing enigma, shocked many people when he stopped former IBF title challenger Librado Andrade last April in Texas and in this Fightnews interview, Bryant is confident, that getting IBO title will be just the beginning. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Team Bryant “Rowland is this special, quiet guy which you should fear the most. But if …



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Canelo-Lopez presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

It was a beautiful Tuesday in the “City of Angels” as WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) and WBC silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18KOs) were on hand Tuesday at Father Sera Park at the historic Placita Olvera (Olvera Street Plaza) in Los Angeles to officially announce their September 15 showdown taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In attendance and welcoming everyone was Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who described the magnitude of the event. “This card is going to be like a pay-per-view you don’t have to pay for. This will be a free-per-view,” he said. “Heart counts a lot in boxing and Canelo better be careful because Josesito is going to come to break Canelo’s jaw like he did to Victor Ortiz. These two deserve to fight on this day and Josesito has earned it the hard way with his fists!” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda It was a beautiful Tuesday in the “City of Angels” as WBC super …


UFC

Watch Countdown to UFC 149!


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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

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Christy Martin-Mia St. John Presser

Today’s Christy Martin vs. Mia St. John press conference at the Downtown Club in Fresno marks the beginning of the four week countdown to a rematch that has been a decade in the making. This time the stakes will be even higher. On Tuesday evening, August 14th at the Table Mountain Casino, the two female ring legends enter the ring for the final time to fight for the WBC world super welterweight belt. The big night of championship boxing will be presented by Roy Englebrecht Promotions. (more…)

Today’s Christy Martin vs. Mia St. John press conference at the Downtown Club in Fresno marks the beginning of the …


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Erik Morales to return in September?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday, four-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales expressed the possibility of returning to the ring in September. Not many details from Morales but a formal announcement is expected soon. According to Morales, there is a rematch clause in his agreement to fight Danny Garcia last March and he expects Golden Boy Promotions to give him that opportunity.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Tuesday, four-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales expressed the possibility of returning to the ring …



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Chavez Jr-Martinez in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

At a press conference held Tuesday in Mexico City, WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. said he will rely heavily on his youth and physical condition to beat Argentinian Sergio Martinez on September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

“I’ll train like never before,” Chavez Jr. stated. “I have a great hunger for this win. I’m young and strong. I want to be part of history and earn the respect of boxing and fans worldwide.”

Martinez said, “If the fight is not so easy for me, it will be super extremely difficult for Chavez because I’ve forged a 17 year professional career with many sacrifices and hard work. I’ll win by knockout. I’m psyched and confident that this night I’ll will be the winner.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel At a press conference held Tuesday in Mexico City, WBC middleweight champion Julio …


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Shot of the Day

Photo from today’s press conference in Fresno, California for the upcoming fight between Mia St. John and Christy Martin August 14th at Table Mountain Casino. Mia proposed a winner take all purse.

Photo from today’s press conference in Fresno, California for the upcoming fight between Mia St. John and Christy Martin August …


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Williams-El Harrak fight cancelled

By Francisco Salazar

The scheduled eight round bout between unbeaten super welterweight Julian Williams and Said El-Harrak (10-2-1, 5 KOs) at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA is off, according to Gary Shaw Promotions matchmaker John Beninati. The Williams-El Harrak bout was to be a part of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” tripleheader. Since a suitable opponent was not able to be found in time, Showtime will only televise two fights. In the main event, former lightweight world title holder Miguel Acosta will fight unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan in a scheduled 10 round bout. Opening up the telecast will be a scheduled eight round super bantamweight bout between unbeaten Roman Morales (10-0, 6 KOs) and Alexis Santiago (11-2-1, 5 KOs). (more…)

By Francisco Salazar The scheduled eight round bout between unbeaten super welterweight Julian Williams and Said El-Harrak (10-2-1, 5 KOs) …


UFC

2012’s unofficial half-year awards: The Knockouts

We only go with a Top Five for the unofficial half-year awards, and without fail, the best knockout category is always the toughest to narrow down to single digits. In 2012, it seems like it’s even harder to pick, but hey, here they are, and let the debates begin . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

We only go with a Top Five for the unofficial half-year awards, and without fail, the best knockout category is …


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Aguiniga returns August 17

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten former bantamweight and super bantamweight contender Jose Aguiniga will fight on August 17th in San Francisco, Aguiniga’s manager Armando Renteria told Fightnews.com over the phone on Sunday afternoon. The unbeaten Aguiniga will fight in the opening bout of the ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” season-ending telecast. No word yet on which venue the fight card will take place. Aguiniga was penciled to possibly face Gilberto Sanchez-Leon, but Renteria told Fightnews Tuesday morning that he has been scratched from the fight. “ESPN approved Jose last week,” said Renteria, who also runs El Dorado Entertainment in Oxnard, CA. “We are trying to nail down (an opponent).” (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten former bantamweight and super bantamweight contender Jose Aguiniga will fight on August 17th in San Francisco, …


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Broner-Escobedo officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced the officials today for Saturday’s junior lightweight title bout between Adrien Broner and Vicente Escobedo to be held at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The referee will be Gary Rosato from Philadelphia. The judges are Robert Hecko from Chicago, Gary Merritt from Indiana, and Thomas Miller from Ohio. The WBO supervisor will be John Duggan.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced the officials today for Saturday’s junior lightweight title bout between Adrien Broner and Vicente …


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Guillermo Rigondeaux Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed fightnews.com that WBA super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux could be in negotiations with Top Rank to extend his promotional contract by two years. Rigondeaux’s contract with Top Rank officially expired on Monday July 16. Although it is known that Rigondeaux also has had talks with Mayweather Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions, his first choice is Top Rank. The source also confirmed that Rigondeaux could appear on the September 15 card between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed fightnews.com that WBA super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux could be in …


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Katsidis out; Perez to face Mamadjonov

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Bahodir Mamadjonov will step in to face Darley Perez on August 10th, Gary Shaw Promotions matchmaker John Beninati told Fightnews.com Tuesday morning. Mamadjonov replaces former world title holder Michael Katsidis, who had to withdraw from the fight because of a knee injury suffered in training less than two weeks ago. The 10-round bout will take place at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA and will headline an ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” card. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten Bahodir Mamadjonov will step in to face Darley Perez on August 10th, Gary Shaw Promotions matchmaker …


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Salvador Sanchez II returns to the U.S.

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sanchez II, the nephew of the late great Salvador Sanchez, is ready to make his return to the U.S. for a bout sometime in September. With the anniversary 30th of his uncle’s passing just around the corner (August 12th), the timing could not be better for Sanchez who is ranked #9 by the WBC and has a record of 30-4-3 and holds the WBC CABOFE featherweight belt. “I am now ready for my return to the US. We had some great fights in Mexico which we used to gain the necessary experience for title contention and now I want the winner of the Johnny Gonzalez and Ponce de Leon fight. We were scheduled to fight Gonzalez on July 7 but an agreement couldn’t be reached,” said Sanchez II.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Salvador Sanchez II, the nephew of the late great Salvador Sanchez, is ready to make his …


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Q&A: Frank Warren

A rift has developed between Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control that threatens to create a chasm through the sport in the UK. Speaking with boxing writer, Glynn Evans, Warren goes deep into the roots of his dissatisfaction and suggests remedies that could help restore equilibrium. (more…)

A rift has developed between Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren and the British Boxing Board of Control that threatens …


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Full Report: Igarashi-Jaro

By Joe Koizumi
Photos courtesy WBC

Japanese southpaw ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBC flyweight belt as he coped with wild-swinging Filipino champ Sonny Boy Jaro (34-11-5, 24 KOs), 112, to earn a split verdict (116-112, 115-113, 112-116) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Monday in Saitama, Japan. It was a typical boxer-puncher confrontation with Igarashi outboxing and Jaro infighting though the tide was busily turning before 5,800 spectators.

David Mendoza (US) and Kyongha Shin (Korea) saw the give-and-take affair 116-112 and 115-113 respectively for the fast-moving Japanese, while Luis Escalona (US) 116-112 for the hard-hitting Filipino. The referee was Gelasio Perez from Mexico. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos courtesy WBC Japanese southpaw ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, captured the WBC flyweight belt …


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Full Report: Uchiyama-Farenas

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 14 KOs), 130, a Japanese hard-puncher, kept his belt as he was held to a technical draw by Filipino southpaw Michael Farenas (34-3-4-1NC, 26 KOs), 130, because of the titlist’s wide and deep laceration caused by an accidental butt at 1:15 of the third round on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Uchiyama’s KO streak in world title goes unfortunately stopped at five in his home turf when referee Raul Caiz Jr. made a well-timed stoppage just after a heavy head-collision. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (18-0-1, 14 KOs), 130, a Japanese hard-puncher, kept his belt as …


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67 seconds between rounds?

Jonathan Miller, head of NBC Sports, has asked the Association of Boxing Commissions to increase the time between rounds an additional seven seconds to allow a full minute for commercials and still have a few seconds to replay highlights of the previous round.

Miller wrote:

“NBC has a major concern with the rigid timing between rounds set forth by the Boxing Commissions in each state. We feel strongly this mandate negatively impacts the quality of television production. The Fight Night Series will simply not survive without advertising support and allowing us to be storytellers. We must run two, thirty second commercial units between each round. The inability to come back from a one minute commercial break without any additional time to show highlight(s) from the previous round and set up the next round is a disservice to the boxing viewer and most importantly the athletes who are giving their all in the ring.

“For this reason, the NBC Sports Group is officially requesting an increase from sixty seconds between each round to sixty seven seconds to allow us to better serve our audience and improve the quality of our shows. This change will make the sport more broadcast friendly and substantially increase a boxer’s ability to make a living on a platform other than the pay channels of HBO, Showtime & PPV. The NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL all have adapted to this broadcast friendly model and with their network partners customized mutually beneficial television timings. This timing change will not negatively impact the integrity of competition but only enhance the content in building stars and elevating the great sport of boxing.

“We ask that you give this timing request every possible consideration.”

Jonathan Miller, head of NBC Sports, has asked the Association of Boxing Commissions to increase the time between rounds an …


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DeMarco, Molina quotes

On September 8, WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs), will put his title on the line when he faces John Molina, Jr. (24-1, 19 KOs). The 12-round championship bout will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., as the co-feature to Andre “SOG” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) vs. “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) and will be televised live on HBO.

Antonio DeMarco: “I will represent my country of Mexico with courage and honor when I step in the ring with Molina. I accomplished my dream of becoming a world champion and now I will die in the ring to keep it. Molina is fighting for his first world title so he’s going to bring a lot of heart into the ring, but my heart and desire to keep my belt will take me to victory. I will remain champion!”

John Molina: “I’m glad to hear DeMarco will have courage and honor in the ring. I will leave it all in the ring that night and I will realize my dream of becoming a world champion. I promise you, when we’re done, it will be considered a fight of the year candidate. I do not anticipate this fight going 12-rounds.”

On September 8, WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20 KOs), will put his title on the line when he …


Boxing News

Alvarez-Lopez public presser today in LA

Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will host a press event festival today at 1PM at the at the iconic Placita Olvera – Father Sera Park in Los Angeles to officially announce their WBC super welterweight world championship fight taking place September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo and Lopez will be joined by Jhonny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce De Leon as they announce their WBC featherweight world championship showdown which is part of the Sept. 15 quadruple-header. The third “Knockout Kings” bout will also be announced and the fighters will also be at the press conference. The event is open to the public. Fans should plan to arrive at noon.

Canelo Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will host a press event festival today at 1PM at the at the iconic Placita …


UFC

Frustration fuels Court McGee

Nothing went as Court McGee had planned leading into his last fight. Things didn’t play out as he had expected once the cage door closed either, and the combination of the two has the former Ultimate Fighter winner irritated, but intensely focused as he readies to make his return to the Octagon this weekend at UFC 149 . . . click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Nothing went as Court McGee had planned leading into his last fight. Things didn’t play out as he had expected …


Boxing News

Orlando Salido Update

Photos: Pete Susens

WBO Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) crosses one over on tough veteran Jesus Ruiz while training at The Destroyer Gym in Nogales, Mexico. Salido is preparing for his July 28th non-title battle with Moises Gutierrez (21-4, 8 KOs) of Chile. That bout will take place in Chihuahua, Mexico. Salido is again working with trainer Santos Moreno. After a hard day’s work, Salido then relaxed a bit with manager Sean Gibbons. More photos…

Photos: Pete Susens WBO Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) crosses one over on tough veteran Jesus Ruiz while …


Boxing News

Perez defends against Cano Saturday

Unbeaten WBA interim super lightweight beltholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (15-0-1, 12 KOs) defends against Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (24-1-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. Perez faces his toughest test against Cano, who is best known for his gutsy effort after stepping in on short notice against ring legend Erik Morales in their September 2011 title fight.

The co-feature is a ten-rounder between lightweights Jorge Romero (22-5, 19 KOs) and Rudy Lopez (25-5-2, 16 KOs). FOX Deportes will televise in the United States.

Unbeaten WBA interim super lightweight beltholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (15-0-1, 12 KOs) defends against Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano …


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New foe for Ayala

Once again, middleweight Elvin Ayala finds himself in the unenviable position of having to deal with a last-minute change of opponent, except this time he’s actually prepared for the unexpected. Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs), the reigning WBC USNBC beltholder from New Haven, Conn., was originally scheduled to face hard-hitting Jesus Gonzales, but with Gonzales unable to acquire a license from the Mohegan Sun Department of Athletic Regulation, Ayala will now face John Mackey (13-7-3, 6 KOs) in Saturday’s 10-round main event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Once again, middleweight Elvin Ayala finds himself in the unenviable position of having to deal with a last-minute change of …










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