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Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Ramon Alvarez 154 vs. Richard Gutierrez 154 David Carmona 115 vs. Warlito Parrenas 113 (WBO interim super flyweight title) Hernan Marquez 116 vs. ...

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Guevara, Lopez make weight

Guevara, Lopez make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Cesar Ceron Pedro Guevara 107.8 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.8 (WBC light flyweight title) Alberto Guevara 118.1 vs. Oscar Blanquet 119 Mario Lozano ...

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Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

Guevara: I will knock out Ganigan Lopez

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez WBC light flyweight champion Pedro "Pedrin" Guevara (25-1-1, 17 KOs) and mandatory challenger Ganigan Lopez (25-5, 15 ...

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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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UFC

Andy Ogle finds his smile again

Do anything long enough and it can become tedious, even when it’s something you love.

No matter your profession – plumber or president of a company, waitress or writer – everyone eventually hits a point where going to work each day can feel like a chore. The trick is finding a way to recharge your batteries, rekindle your passion and remember the elements that made you fall in love with your chosen career in the first place . . . click here for more

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January 20th, 2015



Boxing News

April 6: another tripleheader in Zwevezele, Belgium

Delfine Persoon, Slimani and Ngabu vs Merhy


In the main event in Zwevezele, Belgium, Belgian female star Delfine Persoon will make a voluntary defense of her WBC lightweight title against a soon to be announced opponent. Persoon won the title last year against Erica Farias and succesfully defended it against Diana Prazak. Persoon will have an 8 rounder warm-up fight on Feb 28 on the undercard of Bauwens – Casal at the Ghelamco football stadium, Ghent.

Hedi Slimani will continue his progress and will fight for the new WBC Francophone lightweight title. Slimani was holding the WBC Mediterranean title and now steps to the next level.

Most interesting fight on the undercard is for sure the vacant Belgian cruiserweight titlefight between two Yves Ngabu and Ryad Merhy. Both are unnbeaten and have a high KO ratio.

Boussaidi and Steen complete the card.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Triple titlefight on April 3 in Ghent, Belgium

Laggoune vs Monrose, Baghouz vs Abdoul and Elfi Philipps


On the big show in Ghent promoted by Claude Vandenheede, not less than 3 titlefights are scheduled.
Undefeated heavyweight Ali Baghouz (8-0-1/5) makes his ring return after 17 months of inactivity. He will face experienced Ismail Abdoul (55-32-2/20) for the vacant Belgian heavyweight title. It is not known if Baghouz will have a warm-up before facing the local veteran from Ghent, who for the occasion, moves up from cruiserweight.
In the main event undefeated cruiserweight Bilal Laggoune (18-0-1/9) makes a voluntary defense of his European Union title against former French champion Jean-Marc Monrose (27-8-0/17).
Elfi Philipps (4-2-2) will fight on the same card for the vacant Belgian female lightweight title
New Dutch star Stephen Danyo will appear in an 8 rounder at welterweight.



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

More on the Carl Froch-Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. postponement: Waiting for Las Vegas farewell . . . . Froch considers retirement . . . Froch considers Bernard Hopkins

LA Times on the Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations

Nicholas Walters appeals for help

Kell Brooks on a hometown defense



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne OK after being hospitalized, King calls on Wilder to give rematch to “real Bermane”

Two nights after being hospitalized following his loss to unbeaten challenger Deontay Wilder on Showtime from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne, his Hall of Fame promoter, Don King, and his trainer, Don House, hosted a press conference late Monday at the MGM Grand.

Here’s what they had to say:

Promoter Don King: “We called this press conference because the Bermane we saw on Saturday night was not the Bermane we all know. Deontay Wilder did a very good job; this is not a press conference for excuses, it is for fact. The doctors at the hospital of the UMC said that he had a severe case of dehydration. His muscles were not working and they thought he had blood in his urine, so they took some tests and held him in the hospital until this morning.

“We want to applaud Deontay Wilder for doing his job, but the man before him was handicapped and unable to do his job, but that should not take anything away from his victory. Deontay performed and did a great job. It is unfortunate, but Bermane will have to do it another day. Knowing the champion we have in Deontay has so eloquently stated that he will take on anybody, I am certain without any equivocation he would grant a rematch with the real Bermane than the man who was handicapped in the ring, not taking away the victory he had and the way he shined. (more…)



January 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Eric Hunter 125.8 vs. Rene Alvarado 125.9
Michael Perez 140.8 vs. Miguel Acosta 139.3
Ray Serrano 144.9 vs. Jerome Rodriguez 144.7
Lamont Roach Jr 131.5 vs. Herbert Quartey 133.4
Avery Sparrow 134.2 vs. Pedro Andres 135.6
Robert Sweeney 151.4 vs. Gilbert Alex Sanchez 153.6
Timothy McNair 132.8 vs. Carlos Rosario 132.9

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1



January 19th, 2015

Twitter Watch

Andrzej Fonfara vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr confirmed for April 18

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Fonfara about Chavez: “Julio is making a mistake. I hit harder that regular light heavyweights. It’s who punches last wins the fight.”



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

New charges against Jermain Taylor; title defense against Sergio Mora is off

IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is being questioned by police for allegedly discharging a firearm on Monday during a Martin Luther King Parade in Little Rock, Arkansas. According to arkansasonline.com, a witness said police removed a gun from Taylor’s vehicle, then Taylor stepped out of the vehicle and was handcuffed by authorities.

KARK 4 News reporter Hilary Hunt tweeted that Taylor is being charged with five counts of aggressive assault, three counts of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana.

In other Jermain Taylor news, KARK 4 News reporter Brittney Johnson tweeted that Taylor’s February 6 title defense against Sergio Mora in Biloxi, Arkansas, will be postponed after a cracked rib suffered by Taylor was detected. Sparring partners were sent home Saturday and Taylor is expected to be out for two months.



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao sets deadline for Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao is pressing Floyd Mayweather to make a decision on their proposed May 2 super fight.

In a statement to the Los Angeles Times, Pacman stated “My promoter and I, we’ve already agreed to the terms and conditions of whatever he wants. We’re just waiting on the signed contract from him. That’s the hard part – if they will fight or not. We have to know soon, because if they will not fight, we can move on and choose another opponent. We have a deadline … this month.”

Last month, Floyd said he wanted the fight. Let’s see if it happens.



January 19th, 2015

UFC

Conor McGregor shifts focus to Jose Aldo and the featherweight title

Conor McGregor keeps answering the questions.

Fight after fight, knockout after knockout, the brilliant Irish featherweight is proving his critics and doubters wrong . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM is LIVE on FOX Saturday, January 24 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko-Jennings on for April 25

It was announced today by BILD that WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will be defending his title against Bryant Jennings on April 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, rather than Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Interestingly it was also reported that the Klitschko camp has a September date reserved at a venue in Hamburg, Germany, for a possible fight against Shannon Briggs before moving on to a megafight against WBC champ Deontay Wilder next year. No mention made of any mandatory obligations Wlad might have.



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Lucian Bute signs with Al Haymon

Interbox has confirmed that Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) has signed a representation agreement with Al Haymon. The participation of InterBox in the promotion of Lucian Bute’s career will remain unchanged. The first fight is planned for the end of this spring. “InterBox has been working with Lucian since his professionnal debut in 2003. We have worked without rest to help him rise to the summit of his sport, celebrating together his IBF world championship reign at Super Middleweight. Now, together with Al Haymon, we will continue supporting Lucian,” said InterBox president Jean Bédard.



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Brook defends IBF welterweight title on March 28

Kell Brook will make the first defense of his IBF welterweight title on March 28 at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. He ripped the belt away from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August with a career-best performance and will make his hotly anticipated first defense against an opponent to be named at a press conference on Thursday.



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Time to put up or shut up for Eric Hunter

Story and File Photos by John DiSanto

The Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter saga has been a winding road filled with ups and downs. The great promise that has surrounded him from the beginning has since been tempered with a threat of unfulfilled potential. Everyone knows that Hunter is talented. He was an outstanding amateur, an Olympic alternate, and is the current USBA featherweight champion. But no one, not even his most ardent supporters, know if he can make it to the very top. Tomorrow night (January 20), he gets his biggest chance so far to prove himself and take a serious step toward earning a world title fight. Hunter, 19-3, 10 KOs, fights Rene Alvarado, 21-3, 14 KOs, in the main event of a (Fox Sports 1) nationally televised fight card from the 2300 Arena in Hunter’s hometown of Philadelphia, PA.

It looks like an excellent match up. Alvarado, 25, is younger than the 28 year old Hunter, and brings world class experience into the ring. Hunter has had his share of opportunities before, but those chances never steered him toward a career-making fight. Whether coming up big (W10 Jerry Belmontes on NBC Sports Network) or flaming out even bigger (DQ Luis Franco on Showtime), Hunter has merely spun his wheels after each one of his fights. (more…)



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Report: Wilder-Stiverne + photos

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

The heavyweights returned to Las Vegas Saturday as WBC heavyweight champion Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne took on 2008 U.S. Bronze medalist and undefeated number one contender Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. This was the first heavyweight title contest in “Sin City” since August of 2006 when Oleg Maskaev knocked out then-champion Hasim Rahman to capture the WBC title.

The “Return to Glory” card was appropriately titled with former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Riddick Bowe, and Larry Holmes at ringside to witness the crowning of America’s first heavyweight champion since Shannon Briggs TKO’ed Siarhei Liakhovic in November 2006 to win the WBO crown. (more…)



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Froch injury prevents Chavez spring clash, targets summer return

By James Slater

IBF/WBA super-middleweight champion Carl Froch will not be fighting Mexico’s Julio Cesar Chavez Junior in Las Vegas in March, as had been the plan. Froch, who had begun training for the fight that was almost a done deal, injured his elbow during training last week, forcing the fight to be postponed. Now Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn are hoping to get the fight on in either late April or early June.

“I’m disappointed to have to let this opportunity go but at this stage in my career I have to make every fight count,” said Froch. “I will get some treatment and then we will look to make this fight or another big fight in the early summer.”

Yesterday, Froch posted a photo on his Twitter page, of a pair of gloves hung up, with the words “something nice about this picture” written underneath the discarded gloves. This led to a fan frenzy, with many fans feeling this was a strong hint that “The Cobra” had decided to call it quits on his great career. However, Hearn told The Mail that this is not the case and that Froch’s priority remains that dream fight in Las Vegas. (more…)



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

FBHOF Class of 2015 Update

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame is asking for information about a couple of upcoming inductees for the FBHOF Class of 2015. “We are looking for any relatives of deceased inductees Mac Goodman, Major W. H. Peeples, Jr., and former middleweight contender Tony Licata. Also, we’re trying to obtain a photo of Peeples and Goodman and the date of birth and death of Goodman,” said FBHOF Vice President Steve Canton. Steve can be reached at sjcboxing@hotmail.com.



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Help boxing photographer Tom Casino

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For many years, Showtime sports photographer Tom Casino has artfully captured the seminal moments of athletic competitions and focused too on the needs and well being of others. Now he needs our help. Back surgery last summer, then a near-lethal pulmonary embolism and a debilitating stomach virus called c.diff, have depleted Tom’s assets, and the misery is compounded by additional expenses through another six months of physical rehabilitation. Under a best-case scenario, these medical setbacks will cost Tommy one year of work and more than $100,000 in health-care costs.

Tom needs our help. (more…)



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Stiverne Post Fight Press Conference Report

By David Robinett

After an exciting and surprising unanimous decision victory, the new WBC heavyweight king Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, (33-0, 32 KOs), held court late Saturday night before assembled media and well-wishers at the post-fight press conference from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder’s opponent Bermane Stiverne, (24-2-1, 21 KOs), was reportedly ordered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to skip the post-fight press conference and go to a nearby hospital for a precautionary visit.

Before Wilder’s turn at the dais, some of the evening’s undercard fighters took turns briefly addressing the audience in between rambling, bombastic monologues from promoter Don King about race relations, supporting the troops, and social services. Most notable among the undercard fighters to speak was WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, (29-0-1, 17 KOs), who once again faced a barrage of questions related to if and when he would step up the level of his competition.

“I want to fight the best, [Guillermo] Rigondeaux, [Abner] Mares,” insisted Santa Cruz. “We want those big fights, we’ve asked my manager and my promoter to make those fights and hopefully we can make those fights.” (more…)



January 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Boston Main: McGregor Stops Siver in Two

Featherweight sensation Conor McGregor remained sensational in his UFC Fight Night main event against Dennis Siver Sunday night, knocking out his foe in the second round at TD Garden in Boston, but it was what happened after the bout ended that will be the topic of conversation, as McGregor stormed out of the Octagon to confront the man he will face next – UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo . . . click here for more

Also see: Third time’s a charm for Cerrone

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM is LIVE on FOX Saturday, January 24 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux ready for the big time move

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Golden Boy Promotions

Canadian middleweight David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada talked with media Saturday morning at the MGM Grand media room about his recent signing with Golden Boy Promotions along with Eye of the Tiger Management. The Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya, along with Lemieux’s manager Camille Estephan, were also present as they discussed the Lemieux’s signing and future.

“This is something I have looked forward to, being associated with Golden Boy they are on top of the game. It’s a great honor to be working with them. I am on my way,” David Lemieux told Fightnews.com “It’s going to be a good opportunity for me to be exposed in the states to be able to give everyone a look at what I got and I could do, it’s going to be great.”

“We will be working hand and hand with Eye of the Tiger Management. We are partners and we want the best fights, the best deals. We will be working together in the best interest for David,” Oscar de la Hoya told reporters. (more…)



January 19th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Boston Prelims: Dublin Duo Pendred and Holohan Win in Boston

Born in Boston, welterweight prospect Cathal Pendred wasn’t spectacular in his home debut at TD Garden Sunday night, but he did get a win, taking a three-round unanimous decision over Dallas’ Sean Spencer in UFC Fight Night prelim action . . . click here for more

Also see: O’Connell Halts Van Buren

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT STOCKHOLM is LIVE on FOX Saturday, January 24 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Nicholson Returns With Victory In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Laurel, MD middleweight prospect Demond “D Best At It” Nicholson scored a first-round technical knockout over Rahman “Genghis Khan” Yusubov Saturday night in the main event of a Keystone Boxing card held in front of a sellout crowd at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The win was Nicholson’s first since being stopped by Lekan Byfield in the sixth round on November 1 in Chicago, IL. The bout was a battering as Yusubov had no answer for Nicholson’s punishment. Yusubov could not come out for the second round. Nicholson is now 11-1, 11 KO’s. Yusubov falls to 12-20, 10 KO’s. (more…)



January 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder, Stiverne post-fight quotes

Photo: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Newly crowned WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former beltholder Bermane Stiverne spoke to Showtime’s Jim Gray in the ring following Wilder’s twelve round unanimous decision to become the last American to win a version of the heavyweight title since 2006.

Deontay Wilder: “I’m just happy to bring this belt back to America officially…I think I answered a lot of questions tonight. We knew we could go twelve rounds, we knew we could take a punch, we knew we could give it. All the hard work was done in camp…I just wanted to show the world what Deontay Wilder was capable of and I think I proved that tonight. I don’t want nobody to doubt me no more.”

Bermane Stiverne: “It wasn’t my night. I didn’t feel 100%. Once I got in the ring, I couldn’t cut the ring. Couldn’t move my head like normal. I won’t take anything away from him. I just wasn’t able to do what I wanted and needed to do.”



January 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather to visit Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion and pound for pound best Floyd Mayweather will visit Australia during January. WBC #4, WBA #4, IBF #10 Anthony “The Man” Mundine is hoping for a meeting with Mayweather, who is confirmed to attend special events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane from January 27 according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

“I will definitely try to meet him and talk to him,” Mundine told the paper. “I would like to talk to him man to man. I know he’s not going to say, ‘OK I will fight you.’ But I would like to have the discussion of ‘Who do I need to beat to get a fight with you?’ He can tell me which path could lead to an eventual fight so I can take the steps necessary.” (more…)



January 18th, 2015

UFC

Conor McGregor, Captivating Leader of the Irish MMA Movement, Was Born to Fight

Conor McGregor is different.

“I move different. I think different. I talk different,” McGregor said. “I can’t help but be different.”

When McGregor was forced to change high schools his junior year, his new classmates knew immediately that he was different . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



January 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder decisions Stiverne to win WBC heavyweight title, first American champ since 2007

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

In a coronation of sorts, 2008 U.S. Olympic Heavyweight Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder, (33-0, 32 KOs), captured the WBC heavyweight title, surprisingly outboxing the reigning champion Bermane Stiverne, (24-2-1, 21 KOs), over twelve rounds in front of an announced crowd of 8,453 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The wide unanimous decision read 118-109, 119-108, 120-107.

Coming into the bout, many questioned whether Wilder could win a decision against Stiverne, never having previously gone the distance or been past four rounds in any fight and never having faced a professional fighter of Stiverne’s caliber. However Wilder answered those questions and more, controlling nearly every round with a steady jab and constant movement that prevented Stiverne from mounting a sustained attack. Stiverne was left having to lunge forward trying to land one punch at a time on Wilder. But even on the few occasions when Stiverne did land cleanly, Wilder showed a solid chin to go along with his superior boxing skills.

With a valuable combination of youth, skill, and charisma, the sky is the limit for the first American heavyweight titlist since Shannon Briggs, who held the WBO belt in 2006-2007.

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January 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Zepeda, Rodriguez demolish foes

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Unbeaten IBF #13 jr welterweight and WBO #8 lightweight Jose “El Chon” Zepeda (23-0, 20 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Orlando Vasquez (15-6-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavillion in Port Hueneme, California. Zepeda battered Vasquez to the canvas in round one and got the stoppage after three more knockdowns in round two. Time was 2:02.

Unbeaten super featherweight Saul “Kid Dinamita” Rodriguez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) battered Carlos Rodriquez (9-2, 4 KOs) until Carlos took a knee and was counted out in round two. A left hook to the body ended it at 1:02. (more…)



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez ends trilogy with win over Mauras

Two fighters settled a longstanding rivalry Saturday while another cagey veteran began his slow climb back. In his third bout against regional foe Agustine Mauras, Hartford, Conn., super featherweight Joseph “Chip” Perez captured the vacant New England Championship while former world-title challenger and super middleweight contendr Elvin Ayala of New Haven, Conn., won in his return to the ring following a two-year layoff.

Saturday’s pro-am event at Mohegan Sun Arena, promoted by CES Boxing, featured five amateur bouts and nine professional fights, including two title bouts. In the eight-round main event, Perez (11-3-2) finally got the best of Mauras (6-1-3), a Lawrence, Mass., native, after the two fought to a draw twice in 2013, this time utilizing a more aggressive approach while out-working and out-landing his opponent. The trilogy ended with a 79-73, 78-74, 78-74 win for Perez, easily the most lopsided of their three bouts.

On the undercard, Ayala (27-6-1) ended a layoff of more than two years with a satisfying 60-54, 59-55, 58-56 win over dangerous Philadelphia vet Aaron Mitchell (27-2-1). (more…)



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Santa Cruz retains WBC super bantamweight belt

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) punished #14 featherweight Jesus Ruiz (32-5-5, 21 KOs), who dropped to the 122lb division for this fight, and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches in round eight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Santa Cruz and Ruiz traded on the inside in the opening round as Santa Cruz got the better of the exchange landing the harder punches. Ruiz continued to exchange with Santa Cruz in round two as the champion threw a windmill of punches. Santa Cruz started to work effectively on the inside connecting with the left hook to the body following up upstairs on Ruiz. Dominating through five rounds Santa Cruz suffered a cut on his right eye from a clash of heads in round six. Despite the cut Santa Cruz attacked Ruiz in round seven and connected with a clean left hook late in the round. A right hand backed Ruiz to the ropes as Santa Cruz fired away landing a barrage of punches as referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight at 29 seconds of the eighth round. (more…)



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Jomthong-Kaneko Full Report + Photo Gallery

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten southpaw Thailander, WBC#12 Jomthong Chuwatana (9-0, 4 KOs), 130, stunned the Japanese audience with his physical strength as he successfully kept his OPBF super-featherweight belt by winning a close but unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113 twice) over former world challenger and OPBF top contender Daiki Kaneko (21-4-3, 14 KOs), 130, over twelve heats on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The referee was Biney Martin, ex-Japanese junior middle champ hailing from Ghana. (more…)



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo talks collapse, Cotto-Mayweather rematch could be looming

By Karl Freitag and Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s boxing schedule has been cleared up after negotiations for a proposed showdown against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez collapsed on Friday night. Cotto’s attorney and adviser Gaby Peñagarícano told Fightnews.com, “I spoke to Oscar last night and he said if we couldn’t reach an agreement … that he needed to move on. I told him that we do not have agreement yet, but that if he needed to move on I respect that. I told him that we could continue the conversations but if he needed to move on, no problem with that and I wished him the best.”

Alvarez’ promoter Oscar de la Hoya confirmed to reporters at a Las Vegas press conference Saturday that he will be looking for another opponent for the Mexican star. On several occasions during negotiations with the Canelo Camp, the Cotto Camp mentioned a Mayweather rematch as another possibility for Cotto. Talks have been ongoing for a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao clash on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, however Cotto’s sudden availability could change that.



January 17th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Boston at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver and the lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the TD Garden in Boston beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT. Six prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, and the first two prelims of the night will be available exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:00pm ET / 3:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Dennis Siver (146) VS Conor McGregor (145)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Donald Cerrone (155) VS Benson Henderson (156)
Uriah Hall (185) VS Ron Stallings (185)
Norman Parke (156) VS Gleison Tibau (156)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Sean Spencer (171) VS Cathal Pendred (171)
Lorenz Larkin (171) VS John Howard (170)
Chris Wade (156) VS Zhang Lipeng (156)
Shane Howell (125) VS Paddy Holohan (125)
Johnny Case (156) VS Frankie Perez (155)
Sean Soriano (146) VS Charles Rosa (145)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Sean O’Connell (206) VS Matt Van Buren (205)
Joby Sanchez (126) VS Tateki Matsuda (125)



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Nicholas Walters wins major award in Jamaica

WBA featherweight champion Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters has been named Jamaican National Sportsman of the Year at the 54th annual RJR Sports Foundation Awards dat the Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. “Getting sportsman of the year is like getting sportsman of the world,” said Walters. Swimmer Alia Atkinson was Sportswoman of the Year.



January 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez defeats Gutierrez for NABA welter belt

By Gabriel F Cordero

Former WBA interim super lightweight world champion Johan Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs) returned to the ring to win a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA 130ln interim titleholder Humberto Gutierrez (29-6-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Polideportivo José María Vargas in La Guaira, Venezuela. Perez claimed the NABA welterweight title by scores of 120-106, 119-107 and 119-107. The was the first bout for Perez since losing his title to Maurico Herrera last July.

In other action, current WBA interim female bantamweight world champion Mayerlin Rivas (11-3-1, 8 KOs) successfully defended her crown against Calista Silgado (12-5-2, 8 KOs). Rivas was originally slated to face world titleholder Irma Garcia but Garcia recently suffered a hand injury and instead will be at the event as a TV commentator. Rivas must face Garcia within 120 days.



January 17th, 2015




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