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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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 …



Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

WBA calls Caballero-Walters purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has announced a purse bid for a fight between WBA super featherweight world champion Celestino Caballero and his mandatory challenger Nicolas Walters. It is scheduled for September 13 at WBA Headquarters in Panama. The auction will be overseen by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA has announced a purse bid for a fight between WBA super featherweight world champion …




Boxing News

Cleverly to defend against Uzelkov

Welsh star Nathan Cleverly will make the fourth defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against the world ranked Ukrainian Vyacheslav Uzelkov. Undefeated Cleverly returns to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on October 27 where he last defended his title against Tommy Karpency in February. Vyacheslav (27-2, 16 KOs), who’s nickname is Steel Power, is based in Vinitza and is currently ranked number nine by the WBO, four by the WBA and seven by the IBF. He challenged current WBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov for his title in July 2010, flooring him in the second round with a big left hook, although Shumenov recovered to beat Uzelkov on points. (more…)

Welsh star Nathan Cleverly will make the fourth defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against the world ranked Ukrainian …


Boxing News

Berman announces big card for September 22

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of the Nashua Super 8 “Last Man Standing” tournament to be held at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on September 22. Top of the five fight bill will be the highly anticipated match-up between former South African light heavyweight champion Johnny Muller and rising star Ryno Liebenberg for the vacant IBO All Africa light heavyweight title. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced details of the Nashua Super 8 “Last Man Standing” …


Boxing News

Video: Golovkin-Proksa post fight press conference

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBA and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, his trainer Abel Sanchez and K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler fielded answers from the press after Golovkin’s fifth round demolition of European champion Grzegorz Proksa Saturday night at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. Team Golovkin discussed the fight strategy, his regard for Proksa and plans for future matchups in and out of the middleweight division. Hard Luck challenger Proksa did not attend the conference as he was taken to the local hospital for treatment observation.

By Boxing Bob Newman WBA and IBO Middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, his trainer Abel Sanchez and K2 Promotions managing …


AWE TV

Cunningham comfortable with the weight of expectations

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Thus far in his professional boxing career, Steve “USS” Cunningham has fought 28 times as a cruiserweight. He’s never weighed in at more than 199 pounds – one full pound below the cruiserweight limit. But all that is about to change. On Saturday afternoon, Cunningham will step into the ring as a heavyweight for the first time in his life. He’ll fight a scheduled 10-rounder against tough measuring stick Jason “The Sensation” Gavern at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The fight will start a new chapter in the fighter’s career.

“I’m feeling confident,” Cunningham said. “I’m anxious. I don’t know, there’s a lot of feelings. But I’m comfortable with the fact that I’m a fighter and this is what I do. I got to fight. This is how I make my living. I love fighting and this is the next step. I’m excited to make the next move, and see where it goes. Lord willing, we come up successful with this, and we’ll see where we go.” (more…)

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) Thus far in his professional boxing career, Steve “USS” …



UFC

Dunham in search of momentum

Momentum is a very important factor in any fighter’s career, but it doesn’t only come down to wins and losses. Though repeatedly having your hand raised is essential, so too is staying active, as a string of wins spread too far apart can press pause on a forward progress . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Momentum is a very important factor in any fighter’s career, but it doesn’t only come down to wins and losses. …


Boxing News

Canelo hits Vegas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas where he’ll finalize his preparation for the fifth defense of his WBC super welterweight world title against Josesito Lopez on September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena. Alvarez did his training in Santa Monica, California with his trainers and Eddie and Chepo Reynoso. “I’m very well prepared for this fight and that night there will be only one winner and it will be me. I feel calm without any pressure. Looking for a big win for my fans and the Mexican people,” said Alvarez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas where he’ll finalize his preparation for the fifth defense …


Boxing News

McGowan returns Sept 21

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO 135 pound champion Erin McGowan (14-1,7KOs) returns to ring action on September 21 when she will challenge Delfine Persoon(19-1,7KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant IBF lightweight crown at the Lotto Arena, Antwerpen, Belgium. McGowan captured the WBO world title in 2010 by defeating Lyndsey Scragg on points over ten rounds but lost her most recent bout against Monica Silvina Acosta in 2011 by disputed majority ten round decision in Argentina.

McGowan said, “Delfine Persoon is a tough fighter and I expect a very tough fight. She has won the EBU and WIBF (Women’s International Boxing Federation) Lightweight titles in the past against some good fighters. I believe however I’m more skilful than her and I really need to use my boxing skills and ringcraft to beat her. I never underestimate any fighter and surely I do not underestimate this girl hence my team and I felt I should base camp in Las Vegas in preparations for this fight to leave no stone unturned. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former WBO 135 pound champion Erin McGowan (14-1,7KOs) returns to ring action on …


Boxing News

Rabchenko faces Vitu next

Sergey Rabchenko will make the first defense of his European light-middleweight title against Cedric ‘Titi’ Vitu. The French southpaw, 27, is the mandatory challenger for the unbeaten Belarussian’s crown and the match has been ordered by the EBU. Vitu has won 35 of his 36 professional contests, with his only loss a majority points defeat against Hamlet Petrosyan back in May 2008. Since then he has won 17 consecutive bouts and beaten good men like Christophe Canclaux. Rabchenko’s manager Philippe Fondu, who is also Hatton Promotions European representative said: “This will be an excellent contest between two very good boxers. “Vitu is a credible challenger and will give Rabchenko an even bigger test than Ryan Rhodes who he beat to win the title. Like Rhodes, Vitu is also a southpaw so fighting another leftie will not be a problem for Rabchenko.” Rabchenko, 26, who has won 16 of his 21 fights inside the distance will start preparing for his big challenge later this month when he returns to Manchester and begins working with trainer Ricky Hatton. Hatton Promotions and the EBU hope to announce the date of Rabchenko v Vitu in the coming weeks.

Sergey Rabchenko will make the first defense of his European light-middleweight title against Cedric ‘Titi’ Vitu. The French southpaw, 27, …



Boxing News

Rubio to make super middle debut

Mexican power-puncher Marco Antonio Rubio will take on Argentina’s former World Champion Carlos Manuel Baldomir for the vacant World Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight title on Saturday September 8 at the Estadio Miguel Aleman in Celaya, Mexico. The show, labeled “Viva Celaya Campeones”, will be promoted by HG Boxing and Promociones Del Pueblo, and will go out live on television throughout Mexico on Televisa.

Moving up to Super Middleweight, Rubio 54-6-1 (47) will this time be on home turf, and he won’t be coming in as the outsider. But he is facing a fighter in Baldomir, 49-14-6 (15), who is no stranger to being an outsider, and very often winning as such. In his last outing, this past July, Baldomir made his Super Middleweight debut with an impressive knockout victory over fellow countryman, and former Mundo Hispano Champion, Gaston Alejandro Vega.

“Rubio can’t deal with quality fighters,” said Baldomir. “In Mexico, he’s a monster against bad fighters, but he always crumbles when he faces a fairly good fighter. Pavlik and Chavez Jr. are good examples. I have no fear of facing him at his weight. I know that even at 41-years-old and with the little time I have left boxing, I still have enough of an opportunity to beat him.”

Mexican power-puncher Marco Antonio Rubio will take on Argentina’s former World Champion Carlos Manuel Baldomir for the vacant World Boxing …


Boxing Result

Robles defeats Herrera

By Brian Perez at ringside
Photos: Hector Santos / Miguel Cotto Promotions

In the main event, Miguel “El Loco” Robles won a split decision over Juan “Cowi” Herrera in a 10 round bout for the FECARBOX Super Flyweight title. During the first half of the fight, Robles seemed to have control, landing power punches that hurt Herrera, sending him to the canvas in the third round. Showing his great condition, Herrera came back and pushed Robles to the edge. Robles improved his record to (12-1-2, 5 KOs).

Super flyweight and local sensation Edgardo “Sasso” López (6-0, 4 KOs) won an unanimous decision over Gadiel Andalúz (4-4-2, 3 KOs). Emanuel “Pinky” Colón (2-0, 2KOs) had an impressive KO win over Pablo Vega in the first round. Samuel Figueroa scored a unanimous decision over William Lorenzo, while José Martinez had a TKO win over Jayson Agosto on the fourth round. Charlie Clemente won a decision over Eric Pabón. Also victorious in their bouts Jonathan Kuilan, Emanuel Ramirez and Kevin Nieves. photos

By Brian Perez at ringside Photos: Hector Santos / Miguel Cotto Promotions In the main event, Miguel “El Loco” Robles …


Full Report

Rodriguez gets by King!

Ringside report and photo by Kurt Wolfheimer

Andre Kut of KEA Boxing Promotion brought professional boxing back to the beautiful Mount Pocono, PA for the first time in thirty years on Friday night with an entertaining six bout card outdoor card under the tent at the Mont Airy Casino and Resort. The show had a little bit of everything for the all the fans to enjoy, including impressive knockouts, a draw and highly entertaining fights. In the six round main event of the evening, unbeaten welterweight prospect Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Jr. (10-0, 4 KOs) had to survive a few scary moments, to capture a hard fought unanimous decision victory over wily veteran Dontre King (6-12-2, 2 KOs). Local favorite Robert “RJ” Sockwell of Scranton, PA moved to 4-2-1, 4 KOs with an impressive second round stoppage of hard luck Philadelphian Tyrell Boggs (0-5). (more…)

Ringside report and photo by Kurt Wolfheimer Andre Kut of KEA Boxing Promotion brought professional boxing back to the beautiful …


Boxing News

Geale Team targets the best

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale’s mangager Bill Treacy talked to Fightnews after his charge was awarded the split decision win over Felix Sturm to unify the middleweight titles. “We are very proud of Daniel’s win over Felix Sturm. The decision was correct in my opinion. Sturm has been one of the best world middleweight champions of all time and to defeat him in Germany was a outstanding achievement by Daniel Geale. Daniel’s trainer Graham Shaw prepared him for this fight to perfection. Also Gary Shaw who has done a great job. Daniel Geale will look forward to fights against the best middleweights in the world which includes Sergio Martinez, Julio Chavez Jr, Gennady Golovkin and Dimitry Pirog.”

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale’s mangager Bill Treacy talked to Fightnews after his …



UFC

Noke ready to take care of business

Kyle Noke knew there was a problem with his knee in the lead up to his March fight against Andrew Craig, but as fighters often do with injuries, he kept it secret . . . Click here for more by Philip Ferraro 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

Kyle Noke knew there was a problem with his knee in the lead up to his March fight against Andrew …


Boxing Result

Kaneko keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Stylish footworker Daiki Kaneko (16-2-3, 9 KOs), 130, finely made his initial defense of the Japanese super-feather belt as he quickly dispatched Michiya Sato (9-4-3, 6 KOs), 129.5, at 1:39 of the second round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. We were stunned by Sato’s too fragile chin rather than by the usually more cautious jabber Kaneko’s blitzkrieg. Having dethroned hard-hitting but less skillful Seiichi Okada via eighth round stoppage last May, Kaneko looked fresh and fast in dropping nervous and stiff Sato with a light right shot. Sato managed to beat the count, and barely lasted the opening session with very rubbery legs. The one-minute recess wasn’t enough to remove his damage, and the still shaky Sato hit the deck twice more with the towel fluttering into the ring. Kaneko, unbeaten since his last defeat in 2007 despite three draws, had been castigated for his cautiousness, but the 5’9” champ may zoom up should he utilize his advantageous physique and speedy footwork more properly. Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Stylish footworker Daiki Kaneko (16-2-3, 9 KOs), 130, finely made his initial defense of the Japanese super-feather …


Boxing Result

Mthalane KOs Nunez to retain IBF title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF flyweight champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane (29-2, 20 KOs) retained his title with a spectacular eighth round KO of Ricardo “El Matematico” Nunez (24-3, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. Mthalane dropped Nunez in round one, but “El Matematico” roared back to drop Mthalane at the end of round three. The champion was not to be denied, however, as he battered Nunez to the deck in round eight as the bout was waved off. Time was 2:41.

Former WBA interim flyweight champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (26-3, 20 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Pablo Carrillo (9-1-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 78-75.

By Gabriel F. Cordero IBF flyweight champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane (29-2, 20 KOs) retained his title with a spectacular …


Boxing News

Stunner: Rodriguez dethrones Joyi

By Felipe Leon

Home town favorite Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) became the first champion out of Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico as he stopped previously undefeated South African Nkosinathi Joyi (22-1, 15 KOs) in the seventh round in a bout held in the Municipal Auditorium of Guasave. Joyi controlled the majority of the action but as the fight wore on, Rodriguez was able to get inside and land punches to the head a body. A combination that began with a left uppercut followed with a left hook to the top of the head and then right sent Joyi down. Joyi did not beat the count. Official time was 2:07 of the seventh round. With the win Rodriguez crowns himself the IBF strawweight champion.

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By Felipe Leon Home town favorite Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (15-6-4, 11 KOs) became the first champion out of Guasave, Sinaloa, …


Boxing Result

Sosa edges Tete in IBF eliminator

On Saturday at the Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina, IBF #3 super flyweight Roberto Sosa (24-0, 14 KOs) won a razor thin split decision over #5 Zolani Tete (16-3, 14 KOs) in an IBF eliminator. Scores were 115-114, 115-114 for Sosa, 115-114 for Tete.

On Saturday at the Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina, IBF #3 super flyweight Roberto Sosa (24-0, 14 KOs) won …


Boxing Result

Golovkin destroys Proksa

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO against Euro champ Grzegorz Proksa (28-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Golovkin dominated every minute of the fight, dropping Proksa in rounds one and four, then finishing him by flooring Proksa face first in the fifth. Time was 1:11.

Undefeated Jonathan Gonzalez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) and former WBO jr. middleweight champion Sergiy “Razor” Dzinziruk (37-1-1, 23 KOs) battled to a twelve round draw in what ended up being a super middleweight after Gonzalez weighed in nine pounds heavy. The larger Gonzalez landed the harder shots against the outgunned Dzinziruk, who made an extra $100K for taking the fight. Scores were 117-111 Gonzalez, 115-113 Dzinziruk and 114-114. (more…)

By Bob Caico at ringside Photo: Boxing Bob Newman Undefeated WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KOs) scored a …


Boxing Result

Mikey Garcia returns with KO win

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBO mandatory featherweight challenger Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (29-0, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over former world champion Mauricio Pastrana (35-17-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night as the TKT Box Tour hit Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. A right hand finished Pastrana at the 1:05 mark.

In the main event, super middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (29-2, 23 KOs) was down in rounds one and two, but got the win when Luis David “Animal” Serrano (16-2, 13 KOs) couldn’t continue in round six. Medina wins the WBC silver belt.

Unbeaten featherweight Adrian “Chinito” Young (17-0-1, 15 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Raul Hirales (16-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 77-74, 78-73, 77-75. Hirales was down once, but it was a competitive fight.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBO mandatory featherweight challenger Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (29-0, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over …


Boxing Result

Geale wins split decision over Sturm

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside

WBA super world middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs) lost his belt in a suprising twelve round split decision to IBF champion Daniel Geale (28-1, 15 KOs) from Australia tonight at the KoenigPilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The WBA kingpin started off well, dicatating the action with his fast and sharp left jab while his IBF counterpart tried to find range with his attacks. While being the more aggressive fighter early on, Sturm was able to avoid exchanges at close range. Geale suffered a small cut during the second round.

Geale started off fast in the third but Sturm was able to avoid most of the shots. The German continued to work his jab and connected with counter right hands over the top, however, Geale connected with a straight right towards the end off the round that rocked Sturm a bit. The local hero recovered well, though, and landed some heavy shots shortly before the bell concluded the fourth. Geale uppered his pace in round five, a round, in which both fighters connected with good punches. The sixth was close as well, but Sturm established his jab again.

It was an intense battle throuh the first half of the bout. Both engaged at a high pace and threw lots of shots. The same pattern continued in the seventh, with Geale being the busier man while Sturm landed some good body shots. The eight was close again, but Sturm finished strong.

The WBA super champ boxed well in the ninth, picking off most of Geale’s shots and working his jab. Sturm landed a good counter left hook to start the tenth but Geale answered with a flurry. It was the German, however, who dictated most of the round.

The championship rounds started off with a close round eleven. Sturm did better in the early part, Geale came back in the middle and Sturm closed out strong. The twelvth and final round saw both fighters goe toe-to-toe in wild exchanges. Especially the final moments were action packed. Still, the final bell concluded the action and the matters were left into the hand of the judges. They scored the affair 116-112 Sturm and 116-112 Geale twice. FightNews had Sturm ahead, 115-113. (more…)

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside WBA super world middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-3-2, 16 KOs) lost his belt in a …


Boxing News

Golovkin/Proksa Referee and Judges

The referee for tonight’s WBA Middleweight World Championship bout between defending champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Grzegorz Proksa will be Charlie Fitch. Judging the scheduled twelve round bout will be Edwin “Wynn” Kintz, Thomas Schreck and Don Ackerman. The WBA Supervisor is George Martinez and the IBO supervisor is Ed Levine. Golovkin is also the IBO Middleweight Champion however his title will not be contested for in this bout.

The referee for tonight’s WBA Middleweight World Championship bout between defending champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Grzegorz Proksa will be …


Boxing News

More on Bailey-Alexander postponement

Following a back injury that sidelined Randall Bailey for his IBF welterweight world title fight against Devon Alexander, the co-featured Lucas Matthysse vs. Ajose Olusegun bout for the WBC Interim Super Lightweight World Championship has been elevated to the main event for the Saturday, Sept. 8 fight card from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The co-featured fight of the two-fight Showtime telecast is to be determined.

For the unbeaten Nigerian Olusegun (30-0, 14 KO’s) and the power-punching Argentine Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KO’s), this will be the first time that each will fight in the main event of an internationally televised world championship fight card. (more…)

Following a back injury that sidelined Randall Bailey for his IBF welterweight world title fight against Devon Alexander, the co-featured …


Boxing News

Full Report: Tepparith-Nashiro

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a majority decision (115-113, 115-114 and 114-114) over ex-champ Nobuo Nashiro (18-5-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Glenn Feldman (US) and Wansoo Yuh (Korea) both saw the close affair 115-113 and 115-114 in favor of the defending champ, and Steven Weisfed (US) had it even 114-114. The referee was Silvestre Abainza (Philippines).

Viewing the official tallies, we see their scores almost identical regardless of the differences on points between the contestants. Feldman scored only the first and the ninth through twelfth to Nashiro, rendering seven straight rounds from the second to Tepparith. Yuh and Weisfeld had quite the same tallies in the first eight sessions, favoring Nashiro only in the first and sixth and giving six sessions to the champ. Weisfeld scored all the last four in Nashiro’s favor, while Yuh had three rounds from the ninth for Nashiro and the last session even. It means that the defending champ had accumulated enough points to retain his belt before Nashiro’s last surge in the last four stanzas. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a …


Boxing News

Dzinziruk-Gonzalez is on

Undefeated Puerto Rican Jr. Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez made his mandated second day weigh-in and his HBO televised co-feature with former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk will go on as scheduled tonight at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino. The bout was scheduled to take place at 154 pounds and the WBC Continental Americas championship would be on the line but Gonzalez weighed in at 162 pounds and because of missing weight, the fight would only go on if Gonzalez weighed in at 166 pounds. Gonzalez checked in at 165.2 pounds and the fight will go on as scheduled and will be televised Live on HBO beginning at 9:45 Eastern / Pacific. The main event will feature undefeated WBA Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin taking on Grzegorz Proksa.

Undefeated Puerto Rican Jr. Middleweight Jonathan Gonzalez made his mandated second day weigh-in and his HBO televised co-feature with former …


Boxing Result

Turning Stone undercard announced

Promoters for the September 1st HBO Boxing After Dark event at Turning Stone Resort Casino have released the non-televised undercard. Fans can enjoy a total of eight fights Saturday night, including the televised main event featuring undefeated WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) defending his title against highly regarded Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs). (more…)

Promoters for the September 1st HBO Boxing After Dark event at Turning Stone Resort Casino have released the non-televised undercard. …


UFC

15 things to do this weekend without UFC 151

Watch Our Biggest Hits Starting Saturday, UFC On Demand celebrates its fourth birthday with a collection of fights selected by fans. Enjoy the 25 most popular fights from the last four years of UFC On Demand, from Gracie versus Shamrock at UFC 1, to last year’s epic battle between Shogun and Henderson, see them all with a click of your remote. Find it on your cable provider at http://www.UFConDemand.com . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Watch Our Biggest Hits Starting Saturday, UFC On Demand celebrates its fourth birthday with a collection of fights selected by …


Boxing News

Sturm-Geale WBA/IBF Unification Preview

By Graham Houston

Boxing is at its best when the top fighters meet each other in bouts where it is difficult to pick a winner, and we have just such a fight in Oberhausen, Germany on Saturday when Germany’s Felix Sturm faces Australia’s Daniel Geale in a battle of middleweight champions. Sturm defends his WBA “super world” title while Geale risks his IBF belt in this meeting of top-notch boxers. The German site — and Sturm is promoting the show — makes Sturm the betting favourite but this bout is, on paper at least, as well matched as it gets. Geale won his IBF title in Germany when he defeated Sebastian Sylvester on a split but well deserved decision, and he seems to be perfectly comfortable with the prospect of boxing there again.

Each boxer is showing respect towards the other in a refreshing absence of trash talk. The fight, of course, doesn’t need any hype — this is a boxing match that stands on its own merits. (more…)

By Graham Houston Boxing is at its best when the top fighters meet each other in bouts where it is …


Boxing News

Mthalane defending IBF belt in Panama

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane has a tough assignment when he defends his IBF flyweight belt against mandatory challenger Ricardo Nunez from Panama at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City tonight. The 29-year-old Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) won the belt in November 2009 and has made successful defences against Zolani Tete (tko 5), Johnriel Casimero (tko 5) and in his most recent fight on October 28, 2011 he stopped Andrea Sarritzu in the seventh round. The talented South African’s only two losses have come against Nkqubela Gwazela in September 2003 when he was stopped in the tenth round and against the highly rated Nonito Donaire in November 2008 when challenging for the IBF and IBO flyweight belts. The fight against Donaire was stopped on cuts in the sixth round and many were of the opinion that Mthalane was beginning to take control of the fight at that stage and could have upset Donaire. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane has a tough assignment when he defends his IBF flyweight belt against mandatory …


Boxing News

Joyi makes 3rd defense of IBF belt tonight

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi who is considered by many to be pound-for-pound the number one minimumweight in the world makes the third defense of his IBF belt when he meets Mario Rodriguez of Mexico in his hometown of Gausave, Sinaloa tonight. The 29-year-old Joyi (22-0, 15 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance won the belt on March 26, 2010, and rather sadly has only made two defenses since then. The first defense against Japan’s Katsunari Takayama ended in a controversial no contest after three rounds when Takayama was cut on the head and in a return match with Takayama he retained belt by wide margins on points over 12 rounds. It is a tragedy that this classy fighter has only had 15 rounds of fight action since January 29, 2011. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi who is considered by many to be pound-for-pound the number one minimumweight in …


Boxing Result

Teppartith keeps WBA 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a majority decision (115-113, 115-114 and 114-114) over ex-champ Nobuo Nashiro (18-5-1, 12 KOs), 115, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Fast-punching Thailander Tepparith Kokietgym (21-2, 13 KOs), 115, kept his WBA super-flyweight belt as he earned a …


Boxing Result

Dulorme, Pedraza shut down foes

WBC #1/WBA #3 welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Yoryi Estrella (10-8, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Scores were 100-90 on all cards.

In the co-feature, super featherweight Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (10-0, 6 KOs) topped Jose Valderrama (4-2, 2 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Scores were 80-71 across the board.

WBC #1/WBA #3 welterweight Thomas Dulorme (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Yoryi Estrella (10-8, …










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