Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Fallon Fights: Rural Rumble 2012 tonight

The City of Fallon, NV and Let’s Get It On Promotions present “Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights 2012” this Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Headlining is flyweight Oscar Vasquez (2-1) facing Edwin Reyes (0-0-2) in a six-round bout. Oscar’s younger brother, Santos, will make his professional debut against Richard Hernandez (0-2) of San Antonio, TX in a jr flyweight contest scheduled for four rounds. Santos was a top USA amateur and nearly a member of the 2012 USA Olympic team. Jr. middleweight Jose “Chuy” Elizondo (1-0) of Carson City is slated to fight in a four-round bout. Also in action is Reno favorite “King” Bubba Dupree (1-2) going toe-to-toe with Jose “The Puma” Gonzales (1-1-1) from Yuma, AZ. The Churchill County Fairgrounds are located at 325 Sheckler Rd. Fans can ride to and from fights on the Bonanza Party Bus. Tickets are available at the Fallon Convention Center (775.423.4556 or 866.432.5566).

The City of Fallon, NV and Let’s Get It On Promotions present “Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights 2012” this Saturday at …


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Weights from Tulum, Mexico

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz 138.5 vs. Florencio Castellanos 135.5
(WBC Silver super lightweight title)
Wilberth “Huracan” Uicab 111.5 vs. Ivan Diaz 112
(WBC Continiental Americas flyweight title)
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 160 vs. Richard Gutierrez 158.8
(WBC Youth middleweight title)
Raul Martinez 117.5 vs. Juan Jimenez 116.5
Jose Torres 113.2 vs. Humberto Morales 114.2
Josue Aguilar 147.2 vs. Jose Mex 144.5
Pedro Perez 135 vs. Ismael Mex 135

Venue: Dome of the Municipal Palace, Tulum, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: FOX Deportes/Televisa

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz 138.5 vs. Florencio Castellanos 135.5 (WBC Silver super lightweight title) Wilberth “Huracan” Uicab 111.5 vs. Ivan Diaz …



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Weights from Fairfield, CA

Alan Sanchez 146 vs. Manuel Leyva 147
Manuel Avila 122 vs. Vicente Alfaro 120.5
Paul Mendez 163.5 vs. Loren Myers 170
Jonathan Chicas 139.5 vs. Jose Mendoza 139
Joe Gumina 188.5 vs. Payton Boyea 191.5

Venue: Fairfield Sports Center, Fairfield, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Alan Sanchez 146 vs. Manuel Leyva 147 Manuel Avila 122 vs. Vicente Alfaro 120.5 Paul Mendez 163.5 vs. Loren Myers …


Scale Watch

Weights from Washington, DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Keystone Boxing Card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:

Dusty Harrison 145 vs. Marqus Jackson 146
Phillip Benson Jackson 172 vs. Anthony Pietrantonio 173
Harold Parker 145 vs. Richie Andrews 144
Joshua Parker 134 vs. Joseph Dixon 130
Josh Rupard 151 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 157
Farrad Price 155 vs. Issa Coulibaly 159
Renaldo Gaines 131 vs. David Warren Huffman 127
Greg Newby 174 vs. Gavin Hume 172

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Keystone Boxing Card at the Walter E. Washington Convention …




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Weights from Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Ismail Muwendo 131 vs. Robert Da Luz 132
Aaron Green 260 vs. Rob Haney 247
Corey Rodriguez 154 vs. Romon Barber 152
Robert Brant 156 vs. Brian Geraghty 156
Jonathon Perez 117 vs. Philip Adyaka 116
Jamal James 147 vs. Charon Spain 148
Brad Patraw 128 vs. Reggie Sanders 127
Charles Meier 154.5 vs. Jason Benson 154
Al Sands 218 vs. Mahmoud Aburia 219
Jake Backus 122 vs. Zach Wolff 126

Venue: The Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, MN
Promoter: SEG/Driller Promotions

By Jesse Kelley Ismail Muwendo 131 vs. Robert Da Luz 132 Aaron Green 260 vs. Rob Haney 247 Corey Rodriguez …


Boxing Result

Results from Fort Worth

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Sierra Dawn

Paulie Ayala Productions 13th Annual Boxing at the Ballroom at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel:

In the main event super middleweight Samuel Clarkson of Cedar Hill, TX (6-0) easily knocked out Brandon Singleton of Grand Prairie, TX (4-6). The action was light in round one, but Singleton (165-pounds) caught Clarkson (164-pounds) with a left hand that nearly ended the fight in what would have been an huge upset. But in Clarkson took control after the bell rang for the second round, pushing Singleton around the ring and dropping him to end the fight at 2:58 of the second round with a hard right hand.

Atlay Miranda also took home Ayala’s $500 bonus for putting on the Fight of the Night. (more…)

By Robert Hughes at ringside Photos: Sierra Dawn Paulie Ayala Productions 13th Annual Boxing at the Ballroom at the Renaissance …


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Weights from Monterrey

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ring legend Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles and WBA female interim flyweight champion Arely Mucino were on hand for the official weigh-in of the first installment of the 2012 “Quien Pinta Para La Corona?” boxing series kicking off Saturday night in Monterrey, Mexico. The card will take place at the Nave Lewis del Parque Fundidora and be presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Televised throughout Mexico on Cadena 3. Click here for complete weights…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Ring legend Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles and WBA female interim flyweight champion Arely Mucino were on hand …


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TMT eyes Gonzalez-Caballero clash

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources have reported that TMT Promotions, headed by multiple division world champion Floyd Mayweather and rapper 50 Cent, may make an offer to WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez to face WBA featherweight king Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero later this year at an event to take place in the USA, possibly in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. However, first Gonzalez will defend his title on September 15 against former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Sources have reported that TMT Promotions, headed by multiple division world champion Floyd Mayweather and rapper …



UFC

Jones vs. Belfort now booked for UFC 152

Jon Jones will now face former champion Vitor Belfort for the UFC light heavyweight championship on September 22 in Toronto, as Thursday’s bizarre series of events has taken yet another twist.

Jones was originally slated to face Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas; however, Henderson was forced to withdraw this week due to a knee injury. Polarizing former middleweight Chael Sonnen was offered the replacement spot and it briefly appeared that UFC 151 would take place with Jones vs. Sonnen as the headliner. However, Jones ultimately declined the fight, forcing the unprecedented cancellation of an entire UFC event. (more…)

Jon Jones will now face former champion Vitor Belfort for the UFC light heavyweight championship on September 22 in Toronto, …


Boxing News

Narvaez-Montes in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source confirmed the possibility that WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) could defend his crown against former WBF beltholder Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (22-2 1, 14 KOs) on October 17th at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the source, the fight is not a done deal, but both camps OR Promotions (Narvaez) and Promociones del Pueblo (Montes) are very interested in putting the bout together. Meanwhile, Montes is already scheduled for a rematch against Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra next month.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source confirmed the possibility that WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Soliman defeats Lorenzo in IBF eliminator

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

In a thrilling IBF middleweight elimination bout, Sam Soliman clearly outpointed Giovanni Lorenzo over twelve rounds on Friday in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The bout was evenly contested for the first half but by round six Soliman had stepped up the tempo and was outworking the hard-punching and aggressive Lorenzo. Lorenzo was staggered in the later rounds by accurate combinations of Soliman and in round twelve, the New York-based Lorenzo was dropped and in trouble but survived to hear the final bell. Scores were 117-110, 118-108, 118-109.

Soliman said, “I want to thank my trainer Dave Hedgecock and all my team. Giovanni was a very tough opponent and I thank him and his team for coming to Australia for this fight.” The promoter was Dave Stanley.

photos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin In a thrilling IBF middleweight elimination bout, Sam Soliman clearly …


Boxing News

WV2-Rafa PPV lineup announced

WBO Latino champions Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez were added to defend their titles on October 6 in the card “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, where former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face off in the super bantamweight division and Moises Fuentes will defend his WBO title against former two-division titlist Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon 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 will broadcast on PPV.

“This will be great. We will present four title fights with Vazquez Jr. against Marquez, Fuentes versus Calderon, and we will have Jonathan Oquendo, the #3 ranked in 122 pounds, facing world contender Jose “Miau” Nieves, and also the unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez defending his lightweight belt,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president said. (more…)

WBO Latino champions Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez were added to defend their titles on October 6 in …



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Guillermo Rigondeaux Update

An emergency motion was filed this morning by Guy Spieglman, attorney for WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux in an attempt to lift an injunction against his fighting of Robert Marroquin on Sept. 15. This motion seeks to allow Rigondeaux to defend his belt against Marroquin. Rigondeaux-Marroquin was scheduled as the undercard of an HBO Pay Per View-televised main event between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, but is in jeopardy, according to Pat English, an attorney for Rigondeaux’s Irish promoter, Gary Hyde.

English claims to have received a written order from Miami-Dade County judge David Miller on Thursday which forbids Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 knockouts) from facing Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) because the Hyde did not approve this bout. “The original hearing was on our motion to strike [Hyde’s contract,] so now we have a motion for a rehearing that is pending,” said Spiegelman. “It’s a procedural thing. The court will probably consider it. I don’t know if the court will reverse itself, but this thing is far from over.” (more…)

An emergency motion was filed this morning by Guy Spieglman, attorney for WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux in an …


Scale Watch

Stieglitz, Abraham make weight

Photos: Eroll Popova

Both WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham weighed in at 167.8 for their world title showdown on Saturday night at the O2 World in Berlin. More than 10,000 spectators are expected.

Other weights:
Robin Krasniqi 172.6 vs. Serdar Sahin 173.1
Jack Culcay 153.7 vs. Ferderic Serre 153.9
Dustin Dirks 173.9 vs. Sandro Siproshvili 175.3
Carlos Caicedo 170.6 vs. Tyron Zeuge 170.6
Felix Lamm 139.8 vs. Eloy Rebollo 138.9

(more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova Both WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham weighed in at 167.8 for their world …


Boxing News

Klitschko, Wach quotes

Below are quotes from the official announcement of IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko against Mariusz Wach at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, on November 10.

Mariusz Wach: “My fellow countrymen Adamek and Sosnowski did not have what it takes to beat a Klitschko. I am not a former cruiserweight but a real heavyweight. Klitschko will take a lot of hard punches before I knock him out. I will be the first Polish world heavyweight champion!”

Wladimir Klitschko: “The big challenge for me is Wach’s height. It is the first time that I am facing an opponent who is taller than me and has a better reach. He is unbeaten, a big puncher and has an irrepressible will. To fight in Hamburg once again is very special to me: I started my professional career here and last year Vitali’s and my dream to unify all heavyweight titles in the Klitschko family became true.”

Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “For KMG, it is the fourth event in Hamburg where the company is based. The spectators can expect an unforgettable fight night with a champion in his best form and a top-class entertainment program.”

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions: “This fight will be the fifth heavyweight championship fight that we have promoted in 2012. It will be a very entertaining fight between two heavyweight giants.”

Below are quotes from the official announcement of IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko against Mariusz Wach at o2 World Hamburg, …


Boxing News

Video: Gennady Golovkin Training Camp

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s last training day in Big Bear, California. He is defending against Gregorsz Proksa on September 1 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s last training day in Big Bear, California. He is defending against Gregorsz Proksa on September …



AWE TV

Tomasz Adamek open workout

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) was all smiles and no worries during his media workout at World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. “Looking forward to the Travis Walker fight, I really want to be in the ring with somebody who does not have a problem with his fists flying. One more week of some technical stuff my trainer Roger Bloodworth prepared for me and then it’s just a week of relaxation with my family,” said former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion before September 8 IBF North America bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The bout can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com online. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) was all smiles and no worries during …


UFC

Chael Sonnen – the unexpected man of the hour

Who in the world of mixed martial arts can have nothing to do with a particular event and then steal the show from the participants like only he can? Only Chael Sonnen . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Machida 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

Who in the world of mixed martial arts can have nothing to do with a particular event and then steal …


Boxing News

Groves: Stieglitz on points

Robert Stieglitz defends his WBO World super-middleweight title for a seventh time on Saturday against home city hard case Arthur Abraham at the O2 World Arena, Berlin. WBO #3 rated British and Commonwealth super-middleweight czar George Groves, who was pitched to face Stieglitz in May but had to bale out due to nose damage, presents an analysis of the fight.

George says: “This is a really interesting fight. Abraham is the bookies favourite and he has an advantage in top grade experience plus he’ll be fighting in his home city. Even though he’s come up from middleweight (and Stieglitz was a former IBF Youth champion at light-heavyweight) I’d expect that Abraham will also have the edge in strength and power. (more…)

Robert Stieglitz defends his WBO World super-middleweight title for a seventh time on Saturday against home city hard case Arthur …


Boxing News

Mthalane-Nunez IBF Officials

By Johnny B’

On September 1 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, promoter Rogelio Espino brings IBF world flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa (28-2, 19 KOs) to defend his IBF title against hometown hero Ricardo Nunez (24-2, 20 KOs). The officials assigned to the title match are supervisor: IBF president Daryl Peoples (New Jersey), referee Kenny Chevalier (Maryland) and judges John Madfis (Massachusetts), John Poturaj (New Jersey) and Gary Merritt (Indiana).

By Johnny B’ On September 1 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, promoter Rogelio Espino brings IBF world …


Scale Watch

Weights from Fort Worth

By Robert Hughes

Paulie Ayala Productions ‘Boxing at the Ballroom,’ benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth. At the Fort Worth Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Samuel Clarkson 164 vs Brandon Singleton 165
Maurice Hooker 137 vs DeAnthony Bonner 135
Guadelupe Perez 122 vs Atlay Miranda 120
Tyrone Jackson 188 vs Curtis Howell 188
Kita Watkins 140 3/4 vs Jennifer Han 137
Rayford Johnson 199 vs Armin Marcanovic 190

By Robert Hughes Paulie Ayala Productions ‘Boxing at the Ballroom,’ benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth. At …


Boxing News

Q&A: Referee Brad Vocale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC referee Brad Vocale talks to Fightnews about his career in boxing.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC referee Brad Vocale talks to Fightnews about his career in boxing.


Boxing News

Mthalane arrives in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: IstmoProBox

South African Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane, the current IBF flyweight world Champion arrived Thursday in Panama City with his trainer Nick Durant and the rest of the team. Mthalane and challenger Ricardo Nunez will meet for the first time on Saturday. Their bout takes place the following Saturday at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City.

The medical examination and weigh-in will be on Monday at Panama Boxing Comission (COMIBOX). Mthalane will train in Panama alongside his stablemate Michael Donovan. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: IstmoProBox South African Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane, the current IBF flyweight world Champion arrived Thursday …


Scale Watch

Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Otis Griffin 178.5 vs. Adam Collins 173.5
Juan Martinez 142.5 vs. Alonso Loeza 145
Christian Silva 127 vs. Alberto Torres 128
Gregorio Viramontes 168 vs. Jose Alvarez 168
Misael Martinez 121.5 vs. John Abella 123.5

Venue: Double Tree Hotel (8-24-12)
Promoter: O.P.P. Presents (Mark Nanney)

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Otis Griffin 178.5 vs. Adam Collins 173.5 Juan Martinez 142.5 vs. Alonso Loeza 145 Christian …


Boxing News

Yamanaka, Igarashi defend November 3

By Joe Koizumi

WBC bantam champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs) will risk his belt against ex-champ Tomas Rojas (39-13-1-1NC, 26 KOs) in Sendai, Japan, on November 3. Also, newly crowned WBC flyweight ruler Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will make his initial defense against unbeaten Argentine Nestor Narvaes (19-0-2-1NC) on the same bill. Sendai is a city of northern Japan that suffered very disastrous earthquake and tsunami in March of the previous year, and this doubleheader will surely encourage the great many victims there. Yamanaka acquired the vacant WBC 118-pound belt by halting Christian Esquivel in eleven furious rounds last November, and successfully kept his throne by unanimously decisioning formidable hard-puncher Vic Darchinyan this April. Igarashi lately captured the WBC 112-pound throne by eking out a hard-fought split nod over defending champ Sonny Boy Jaro this July. Both Yamanaka and Igarashi promise to show their best performance. The twinbill will be presented by Teiken Promotions and shown nationwide live by WOWOW TV.

By Joe Koizumi WBC bantam champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs) will risk his belt against ex-champ …


Boxing News

WBC 130lb champ Ao faces Diaz

By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-feather champ, Japanese southpaw Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will put his belt on the line against veteran Mexican Gamaliel Diaz (36-9-2, 17 KOs) in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27. It was announced by Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions. Ao will make his fourth defense since he dethroned Vitali Tajbelt of Germany via unanimous verdict in 2010. Diaz previously failed to win world belts from Jorge Linares in 2007 and from Humberto Soto in 2008, but he once decked an upset important victory over Robert Guerrero to win the NABF feather title to his credit in 2005. The Mexican, now holding the CABOFE 130-pound belt, has scored thirteen wins in a row. Will the third time pay for all? Ao, fresh from his last defense against official challenger Terdsak Kokietgym this April, says, “I hope to convincingly win over Diaz to pave the way to realize an anticipated unification bout with WBA champ Takashi Uchiyama in the near future.”

On the same bill, up-and-coming Japanese bantam champ Ryosuke Iwasa (12-1, 9 KOs) will take on ex-world challenger David De La Mora (24-2, 17 KOs), Mexico, over ten. WBA#10 lightwegiht Takashi Miura (23-2-2, 17 KOs) will cope with ex-OPBF ruler and compatriot Ryuji Migaki (17-3, 13 KOs) over ten.

The show will take place at Tokyo International Forum in the daytime.

By Joe Koizumi WBC super-feather champ, Japanese southpaw Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will put his belt on the line …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Cotto II on December 1?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has pushed his next fight from November 10 to December 1, the date that three-division world champion had planned to return in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Pacquiao decided to move the date because of his re-election campaign as a Congressman in the Philippines that would be interrupted by his training. He would like to fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, naming Cotto, Timothy Bradley, and Juan Manuel Márquez as possibilities as he moves toward a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in April 2013. (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has pushed his next fight from November 10 to …


Boxing News

Porpramook-Hernandez II in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC flyweight champion Kompayak Porpramook (45-3, 30 KOs) will defend his crown for the second time against former champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (24-2-1, 15 KOs) in a rematch on October 6 at the Convention Center of Toluca, Mexico State. Porpramook dethroned Hernandez by tenth round KO in December 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand in an exciting fight. Now he will come to Mexico to Toluca, which is located at 2,680 meters above sea level and is the highest city in Mexico and North America.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC flyweight champion Kompayak Porpramook (45-3, 30 KOs) will defend his crown for the second time …


Boxing News

JM Marquez hits 39

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez today celebrated his 39th birthday. In addition to recently writing a book, Marquez is close to making his film debut with the video documentary “Pound for Pound,” which could be released in the fall. “I want the world to see the effort it takes to train for a fight and what it means to face the best, to live well and be well. I want them to see as I get up early to workout and do the tours to promote a big fight,” said Marquez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez today celebrated his 39th birthday. In addition to recently writing …


Scale Watch

Weights from Fantasy Springs

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Randy Caballero 117.6 vs. Manuel Roman 117.8
Michael Perez 134.8 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4
Angel Osuna 156.8 vs. Yoamani Abreu 158.4
Ryan Caballero 121 vs. Manuel Machorro 119.2
Christopher Pearson 162.4 vs. Christian Nava 167.8
Santiago Guevara 133.6 vs. Wilbert Mitchell 133.2
Gerald Washington 246.2 vs. Gary Cobia 253.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

(more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Randy Caballero 117.6 vs. Manuel Roman 117.8 Michael Perez 134.8 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4 Angel Osuna …


Boxing News

Kronk Boxing card cancelled

Kronk Boxing has announced today that “Kronk: The New Generation” scheduled for Joe Louis Arena this Saturday, August 25 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase starting Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. For Ticketmaster Customer Service, please call (800) 653-8000. For ticket purchases completed via phone or online, refunds will be automatically granted.

Kronk Boxing has announced today that “Kronk: The New Generation” scheduled for Joe Louis Arena this Saturday, August 25 has …


Boxing News

African Ring now available

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis the publisher of African Ring has announced that the August/September issue of the magazine is now available through all Central News Agencies in South Africa. The magazine which is owned by Ellis is a respected publication which keeps the fight fans up to date with reports, opinions and feature articles and a look back on the history of South African boxing. The latest issue contains comment by Brian Mitchell and a full length feature on the rising star Ryno Liebenberg by Pete Moscardi. Other other articles featured are Fred Storbeck’greatest fight, Diamond Ring for Tommy Oosthuizen, A Real Character named Spider and Sugarboy’s Sweet and Sour Career. The magazine is reasonable priced at twenty rand and a value for money read. Jeff Ellis can be contacted at afriring@tiscali.co.za

By Ron Jackson Jeff Ellis the publisher of African Ring has announced that the August/September issue of the magazine is …


UFC

Audio: Today’s UFC 151 media teleconference

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Machida 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

. . . . Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Machida is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air …


UFC

UFC 151 event cancelled

For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, a UFC® champion has refused to face an alternative challenger after an injury to his original opponent, forcing the organization to cancel an event. After challenger Dan Henderson suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused an alternative opponent, forcing UFC president Dana White to cancel the entire UFC 151 card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas next Saturday.

On a conference call today, White said Jones refused to fight two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, whom he proposed as a replacement for Henderson for the September 1 event. “This is probably one of my all-time lows as being president of UFC,” White said. “Dan Henderson tried to train, he continued to work out and saw a doctor, but there was nothing we could do to save that fight. But Chael Sonnen stepped up accepted the fight with Jon Jones last night. As of 8pm last night, we thought we had a fight fans would love to see. Then at about 9pm the one thing I never thought would happen in a million years happened. Jon Jones said, “I won’t fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice’. That has never happened in the history of the UFC, a guy who is a champion, and a guy who is supposed to be one of the best fighters in the world, pound-for-pound, refuses to fight.” (more…)

For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, a UFC® champion has refused to face an …


Boxing News

Wach camp confirms Klitschko fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko

After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows his next target – undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach. “Undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) of Global Boxing Promotions will face IBO/IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO) on November 10th 2012 in Hamburg, Germany,” said Mariusz Kolodziej, CEO of Global Boxing Promotions. “I’m pleased to inform that after weeks of negotiation we have finally reached an agreement and came to terms that will satisfy both sides. I’d like to thank the entire Klitschko team and K2 Promotions for the cooperation,” said the official statement released by Wach’s promoter. In his last fight, Klitschko easily defeated Tony Thompson while Wach knocked out Tye Fields – both fights ended in the sixth round.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows …










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