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How far can Inoue go with his size

How far can Inoue go with his size

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi There was a medical exam today (Thursday) for the forthcoming WBO/IBF world title doubleheader in Tokyo, Japan. The ...

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Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Photos: Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions The final press conference for Saturday's clash between WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) ...

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Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Showtime Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive ...

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Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

Photos: Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi Most of company men, in Japan, take ten consecutive holidays from April 29 to May 8, but ...

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Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

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Rodriguez, Seals ready for Friday collision

Light heavyweights Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (27-1, 18 KOs) and Michael Seals (19-0, 14 KOs) arrived to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Wednesday and had a lot to say about Friday night’s Spike TV-televised matchup at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Edwin Rodriguez: This guy [Michael Seals] is undefeated. That’s one challenge. His mentality. He doesn’t know how to lose. I need to come out and convince him that he can. That’s the first battle. You need to convince them, ‘it’s time for you to lose now, I’m better than you.’ He has a good jab and good power. I need to be aware that he can punch.

Michael Seals: Edwin is an experienced fighter. He’s fought some great opposition, but he has a loss on his record. I do not and its going to stay that way on November 13…a win on Friday means another step toward a world title shot. That is the goal. To fight for a world title and I have to beat Edwin Rodriguez to get it. He is standing in my way.



November 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Mundine pondering ring future

40-year-old two-time world champion Anthony Mundine says he’s through fighting in the 154lb division after a four-knockdown TKO loss to Charles Hatley on Wednesday night. But he didn’t rule out fighting again in a higher weight class. “To be honest, I just want to spend time with my family and get my body right,” Mundine told news.com.au. “Once I get my body right I’ll get my mind right and I’ll figure out what I want to do. If I call it a day or have a showdown. I’ve come back from this position before. I got dropped five times by Joshua Clottey and came back to be world silver champion. I know what I’m capable of. It’s just if my mind and heart is in it.”

As for Danny Green’s calls for a rematch? “I don’t really care what he’s saying or what he’s doing,” Mundine stated. “He’s built his whole career on me.”



November 12th, 2015


Boxing News

Jay Z and Oscar bet 100K on Cotto-Canelo

Roc Nation Sports’ founder JAY Z and Golden Boy Promotions’ chairman and CEO Oscar De Lay Hoya have entered into a friendly wager with one another staking claim that their respective boxer will capture the win when Miguel Cotto faces Canelo Alvarez in a middleweight world championship mega-fight on Nov. 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. JAY Z and Oscar decided to place a $100,000 bet with the winner’s earnings going towards their philanthropic endeavors. If Cotto and JAY Z come out on top, Oscar will donate $100,000 to the Shawn Carter Foundation. In similar fashion, if Canelo beats Cotto, JAY Z will donate $100,000 to Oscar’s efforts at the White Memorial Medical Center’s cancer unit.



November 12th, 2015

UFC

Holly Holm Ready to Reprise Role of Underdog

When title challenger Holly Holm stands across the Octagon from champion Ronda Rousey on Saturday night, it won’t be the first time she’s been the massive underdog . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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November 12th, 2015


Boxing News

Persoon defeats Hamadouche in a war

Last night in Zwevezele, Belgium Delfine Persoon retained her WBC Female Lightweight title with a unanimous decision in a hard fought battle against former EBU championness Maiva Hamadouche of France.
In front of 2200 fans, in a soldout sporthal De Zwaluw, Persoon had to dig deep in most of the rounds to keep of a well deserving Hamadouche. The difference in experience in some exchange have made the difference on the 3 scorecards. It was scored 96-94 (Dolpierre), 97-93 (Pobyvailo) and 98-93 (Verwijs). It was a war from start till finish in every second of the fight. Both girls gave all they had in several long and fiery exchanges.
On the undercard Yves Ngabu grabbed the vacant WBC Francophone cruiserweight title with a dramatic first round knockout against French champion Engin Karakaplan. Karakaplan needed several minutes to recover.
Belgian based Tunisian Hedi Slimani edged a unanimous but very close decision against experienced South African Mzonke Fana. Fana schooled the local boy in the early rounds but faded in the second part of the fight. It was scored 115-113 (Van de Wiele), 116-113 (Pobyvailo) and 118-110 (Dolpierre). Slimani won the vacant African Boxing Union Lightweight title.
Sasha Yengoyan, probably trailing on points after 9 rounds, stopped Ahmed Boussaidi in the 10th and last round. Boussaidi was also down in round 6 but outboxed most of the time the hard hitting Yengoyan. Yengoyan chased all night Boussaidi but Boussaidi was quicker and had smarter boxing to win most of the rounds.



November 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights From Detroit

Weights/photos: Bob Ryder

Pete Cantu 143.2 vs Eric Hall 138.8
Willie Fortune 159.8 vs Dedrick Bell 154.4
Darryl Cunningham 159.8 vs Jeremy Marts 160.8
Alejandro Hernandez 155 vs Chris Tickle 151
Antonio Wade 154.8 vs Gustavo Rodriguez 155
John Chalbeck 151.2 vs Quintez Bozell 151.2
Haider Mansour 189.8 vs Michael Shipp 188.2
Josh Parisian 284 vs Eric Moon 203.2
Tommy Bagnasgo 156.6 vs David Kubacki 152.8
Rick Morias 183.8 vs Anthony Smith 186

Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas
Venue: Sound Board, MotorCity Casino-Hotel
Doors: 7 PM
First Fight: 7:30
Tickets: ticketmaster.com

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November 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Cockeysville, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Jonathan Ogden Benefit Boxing card “An Evening Ringside” at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD:

Jennifer Salinas 127 1/2 vs. Melissa St. Vil 129 1/2
Tyrieshia Douglas 114 1/2 vs. Nydia Feliciano 117 1/2
Ed Brown 145 1/2 vs. Kevin Womack, Jr. 142 1/2
Joshua Davis 130 1/2 vs. Justin Lopez 127
Chris Alexander 139 vs. Leonardo Kenon 137 1/2

Alexander of Norfolk, VA (4-1, three KO’s) competes for the first time since suffering his first loss in April of 2014 by four-round unanimous decision to Jose Valderrama in Washington, DC. Kenon hails from Florida (0-2) and lost to Sidney Maccow on February 20 in Happauge, NY. The bout is scheduled for four rounds.



November 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Adrien Broner shreds Floyd Mayweather in near eleven minute rant

WBA super lightweight “super” champion Adrien Broner rips into Floyd Mayweather for nearly eleven minutes. AB went public since “Money May” isn’t currently taking his calls (warning: f-bombs in abundance).

Adrien Broner: You said sone sh!t about me winning my fourth world title. Well I learned this sh!t from you, right? You told me this out of your own mouth. You said ‘We are in boxing to get the biggest reward for less punishment.’ That’s what you told me! So for you to go talk about one of my accomplishments and downplay something that I did, that’s f***ed up! When ain’t no TMT fighter got four world championships in four weight classes. Only you. So how could you downplay some sh!t that I did? I don’t give a f*** if I fought your assistant for my last fight. I’m still a four-time world champion. At the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, I’m gonna go in the history books as a four-time world champion in four different weight classes if I quit boxing today.

And then you said some sh!t like if I’m disrespecting you, I’m disrespecting Al Haymon. But that’s a contradicting-ass saying because Al Haymon is the one who got me the f***ing fight! I ain’t going out and picking these motherf***ers. I don’t go out and pick these motherf***ers. I don’t know these motherf***ers from Russia. I ain’t never heard of him! So with you saying you’d be ashamed, you wouldn’t call yourself a world champion, YOU’RE the one disrespecting Al Haymon! And you said if I’m disrespecting Al Haymon I’m disrespecting you, so you’re disrespecting yourself n****. How you want respect when you disrespect yourself? C’mon Floyd. This sh!t lame bro. Pick up your phone and call me.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight fans invited to Valdez/Benavidez presser

Fight fans are invited to take pics and get autographs with WBO #1 ranked featherweight Oscar Valdez – who grew up in Tucson – and WBA interim 140lb champion Jose Benavidez at 11AM on Thursday at a press conference taking place at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. Both fighters will be in action on December 12 in UniMas-televised bouts in the same arena. Valdez (18-0, 15 KOs) will take on Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1, 6 KOs). The opponent for Benavidez (23-0, 16 KOs) will be announced soon (the name of Brazilian Sidney Siqueira (26-10-1, 17 KOs) has been mentioned).

The Top Rank undercard bouts will include unbeaten super middleweight Jesse Hart (18-0, 15 KOs) of Philadelphia. He is the son of Philadelphia legendary star attraction Eugene Cyclone Hart. Olympic middleweight silver medalist Esquiva Falcoa (11-0) of Brazil is also on the card, as is hard-punching junior welterweight Alex Saucedo (20-14 KOs) of Oklahoma City.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will oversee the press conference.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Upset: Giner shocks top-five contender Jacob

By Robert Coster

Unheralded Spaniard Juli Giner (18-1, 8 KOs) caused a major upset with an eighth round TKO over WBA #2, WBC #3, IBF #3 jr Lightweight contender and European champion Romain Jacob (23-1, 7 KOs) with the European belt at stake. Native son Jacob, France’s brightest hope for a world title, was knocked down hard by a right cross to the chin, got up on wobbly legs and was unable to defend himself. The fight was held Tuesday in the city of Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, in front a stunned audience of 2,500 French fans.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto: I’m Done In A Year!

By Robert Hough

Miguel Cotto said Wednesday his upcoming fight with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be one of his last trips to the ring. Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) faces Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) on Nov. 21 in a long-anticipated middleweight fight; the 35-year-old made his pro in February, 2001. “Boxing, it’s the only thing I know to do in life,” Cotto, said on a conference call to discuss the Las Vegas fight. “I’m doing it for the benefit of the community and my family. I said once that I said once that I would retire before I was 30 and I’m 35 now, but I’m going to be in boxing no longer than a year from now.”

While the Caguas, Puerto Rico, resident said the end is near, he’s focused on making good use of his still-formidable physical ability and everything he’s learned.

“Now, at this moment, I’m looking for the perfect opportunity and occasion to hit my opponent – and that can only arrive with experience. I have 36 minutes to beat my opponent and I use every second of that.”

The fight will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas; it will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The fight will also be shown in a number of movie theaters.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO female 115lb champ Bermudez demolishes model boxer Takano to retain belt in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Pretty Argentine girl Daniela Bermudez (18-3-2, 6 KOs), 114, kept her WBO junior bantamweight belt as she finely displayed her superiority in skills, power and experience in lopsidedly battering elongated Japanese fashion model and OPBF titlist Tomomi Takano (8-2, 5 KOs), 115, into submission at 1:26 of the fourth round in a scheduled ten on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Bermudez took the initiative with her opening attack to the 5’10” lanky challenger, who had entered the paid ranks with serving as picturesque model. The shorter but sharper champ accelerated her attack as the contest progressed, and finally caught Takano and badly dropped her to the canvas with a flurry of solid combinations. As Takano looked unable to stand up and resume fighting, her corner wisely tossed in the towel for surrender. In Japan, a towel-tossing during the referee’s counting is ruled to be registered as knockout, not TKO, so it’s Bermudez’s KO victory here. Bermudez, who is nicknamed “La Bonita,” looked simply too much for the highly anticipated but unfruitful sensation Takano. The ref was Danrex Tapdasan (Philippines). (more…)



November 11th, 2015

UFC

Primer for UFC 193 week events

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles lays out everything leading up to UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm on Saturday in Australia. Don’t miss Friday’s Q&A, the official weigh-ins and, of course, UFC 193 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Charles Hatley TKOs Anthony Mundine in eleven

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Dallas super welterweight Charles Hatley (26-1-1, 18 KOs) scored an exciting eleventh round TKO over two-time world champion Anthony Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia. Hatley dropped Mundine three times in round two, but “The Man” survived and stayed in the fight although he continued to get the worst of it. After round eight, the WBC’s open scoring showed Mundine behind by five, eleven and nine points. Needing a knockout, the game 40-year-old Mundine dropped Hatley in round ten. However, Hatley responded by flooring Mundine for the fourth time in round eleven and got the stoppage with his fierce follow up barrage prompting Mundine’s corner to throw in the towel. The Texan claimed Mundine’s WBC silver super welterweight title with the win.

Earlier, former light heavyweight world title challenger Blake “Il Capo” Caparello (22-1-1, 6 KOs) outpointed Luke Sharp (13-3-3, 6 KOs) over six rounds.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Liam Smith to defend against Jimmy Kelley

Liverpool and Manchester will clash in the boxing ring with a world title on the line for the first time in a staggering 82 years when scouser WBO world super-welterweight champion Liam Smith (21-0-1, 11 KOs) defends his title against undefeated Mancunian challenger Jimmy Kelly (16-0, 7 KOs) on December 19th at the Manchester Arena. Smith-Kelly joint headlines a double world-title show alongside the middleweight collision between WBO world champion Andy Lee and mandatory challenger Billy Joe Saunders.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo, Donaire to announce Dec 11 fights

Undefeated world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and former five-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will host a press conference Thursday at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan to announce their December 11 fights to be televised live on the “MetroPC Friday Night Knockout on truTV.”

Verdejo (18-0, 13 KOs) will be making his homecoming fight a 10-round defense of his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino lightweight title against Josenilson Dos Santos (25-3, 15 KOs). Donaire (35-3, 23 KOs), on the cusp of another world title shot, will be challenging WBO International junior featherweight champion Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs) in a 12-round rumble.

The venue for the fights has been confirmed as the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico.



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen, Markussen pulled apart at presser

Tensions ran high at yesterday’s ‘Bad Blood’ press conference ahead of the Danish mega-fight between Patrick Nielsen (27-1, 13 KOs) and Rudy Markussen (39-3, 26 KOs) on December 12 at the Brondby Hallen in Copenhagen. With a date and venue confirmed, the bitter rivals wasted no time renewing hostilities, exchanging insults before having to be pulled apart during the customary face-to-face photographs.

“I can’t wait to for this fight,” said Nielsen. “It’s no secret we don’t like each other. He is trying to take what is mine and for that he must pay. I’m younger, faster, stronger and hungrier. There is no way I can lose. The guy is a has-been. He had his shot and he quit on his knee. I’ll beat him worse than Magee and send him back into retirement.”

“This is the first time I’ve fought an opponent I genuinely don’t like,” revealed Markussen, the former European Champion. “I really have to struggle to control myself and act like an adult when he’s around. The boy needs a kick in the ass, and that’s what he will get on December 12.”

A moment of light relief came when a fan dressed as a chicken stormed the press conference and declared his support for Markussen in a throw back to Nielsen’s earlier claims that former World title challenger was afraid to face him. “Rudy you are inspiration for all the chickens in Denmark,” exclaimed the chicken, before being ejected by security.



November 11th, 2015

UFC

Jake Matthews: A Homecoming Dream Realized

By their very nature, fighter are a nomadic breed. Training and the effort to expand one’s skill set often requires athletes to set out into the world to find coaches and fellow fighters who will help them push toward the next level of their progression. Even if they can find what they need within a comfortable distance, competing in the sport they’ve committed to will undoubtedly take them into foreign lands to exercise their craft . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Froch has a message for James DeGale

Amir Khan waits again for Manny Pacquiao

Timothy Bradley confident about fighting Pacquiao again

Basilio, Zale champion belts stolen from Boxing HOF



November 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Guerfi defeats Gonzalez Jr.

Photos: Josh Jordan/Premier Boxing Champions

Bantamweight underdog Karim Guerfi (22-3, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (25-2-2, 15 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Austin City Music Hall in Austin, Texas. Although Gonzalez Jr. came out strong and knocked Guerfi down in round one, the tenacious Guerfi came back to dominate the fight. Gonzales appeared to suffer an injury to his right hand in the first round. The scores were 97-92, 96-93, 95-94.

Unbeaten jr lightweight Mario Barrios (13-0, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Enrique Tinoco (15-3-2, 11 KOs). Although Barrios controlled the action, Tinoco came to fight and made Barrios work for the victory. The scores were 78-74 for all three judges in favor of Barrios.

Undefeated featherweight prospect Miguel Flores (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round KO over Ghanaian Olympian Alfred “The Stinging Bee” Tetteh (23-5-1, 20 KOs). Flores aggressively controlled the fight from the start. In round two Flores landed a left hook to the body on Tetteh, knocking him out cold. Time of the stoppage was 1:10.

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November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez/Jose Benavidez Jr. set for Dec 12 Tucson doubleheader

The #1 ranked featherweight in the world Oscar Valdez is coming home to Tucson. Valdez (18-0, 15 KOs), who grew up in Tucson, will take on Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1, 6 KOs) of The Philippines at the Tucson Arena on Saturday, December 12. Valdez is the WBO #1 world rated featherweight.

Jose Benavidez (23-0, 16 KOs), the powerful unbeaten junior welterweight from Phoenix, will also appear on the big Top Rank card. Benavidez is the interim WBA 140-pound champion.

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will outline the big fight card at the press conference on Thursday, November 12, 11 am at the Tucson Arena. The card will be televised by Solo Boxeo Tecate on UniMas.

Tickets $75, $50 and $25 will be available at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster location, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800 745 3000.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Stiverne returns Saturday, Showtime passes

By Karl Freitag

Former WBC heavyweight world champion Bermane “B WARE” Stiverne (24-2-1, 21 KOs) returns to the ring this weekend for the first time since losing his world title to Deontay Wilder in January. Stiverne will face Derric Rossy (30-10, 14 KOs) in a ten round clash at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Showtime will be televising three bouts on the card, but apparently to the Showtime brass the comeback of the former world heavyweight champion doesn’t rate over young prospects matched fairly soft in eight round encounters.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

#1 Imam to face Granados on Nov 28

WBC #1 ranked super lightweight Amir Imam (18-0, 15 KOs) returns to face Adrian Granados (14-3-2, 9 KOs) in a 10-round bout on November 28 on SHO EXTREME. The undefeated Imam is the mandatory challenger to WBC 140-pound champion Viktor Postol, who won the vacant title with a 10th round TKO of Lucas Matthysse in October. In the SHO EXTREME opener, undefeated heavyweight Oscar Rivas (17-0, 12 KOs) will face Curtis Harper (12-4, 8 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Later, on regular SHOWTIME, IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) will defend his belt against former 168-pound champ Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs). The card takes place at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar: Expect Cotto On His Toes

By Robert Hough

On Nov. 21, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faces a Freddie Roach-trained fighter in Miguel Cotto – and Alvarez’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya knows more than a little about what Roach brings to a fighter’s team.

De La Hoya, who faced Floyd Mayweather with Roach in his corner and faced Manny Pacquiao with Roach in the Filipino’s corner, said Tuesday that he expects Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) to be fit, nimble and aggressive, though he wonders how long the 35-year-old Puerto Rican fighter can keep it up.

“Freddie’s a great trainer and I know he’ll have Cotto in fantastic shape and on his toes, but how long can he stay on his toes?,” De La Hoya, chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said during a teleconference with Alvarez and his team. That’s the million-dollar question.”

Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs), ever a man with quick hands and concise quotes, said being 10 years younger than Cotto is irrelevant.

“We’re getting ready for a tough opponent in a 50-50 fight and I believe he will be strong and aggressive for 12 rounds,” Alvarez said. “That’s what we have prepared for and we’re putting the finishing touches on, but we are ready.”

The fight will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas; it will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The fight will also be shown in a number of movie theaters.



November 10th, 2015

UFC

Ronda Rousey feeds off pressure

Ronda Rousey can see everything.

No one knows it, but she’s watching. Somewhere behind a closed door at the Glendale Fighting Club, she’s peering at security monitors, studying several dozen journalists, photographers and camera operators waiting for her appearance  . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Derevyanchenko, Benavidez added to Saturday’s Shobox telecast

Former Ukrainian Olympian and undefeated middleweight prospect Sergiy Derevyanchenko (6-0, 4 KOs, WSOB: 23-1, 7 KOs) returns to face veteran Jessie Nicklow (25-7-3, 8 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature of ShoBox: The New Generation, this Saturday from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the opening bout of the tripleheader, unbeaten light heavyweight David Benavidez (10-0, 9 KOs), younger brother of interim WBA super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez, will take on Felipe Romero (15-9-1, 9 KOs) in an eight round bout. In the ShoBox main event, undefeated super welterweights Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs) will square off in a 10-round bout.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Odom back in action Dec 11

Exciting light heavyweight KO Artist Jerry “The Kings Son” Odom (13-2, 12 KOs) will take on Willie Williams (14-10-2, 4 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds on December 11 at the Parsippany PAL in Parsippany, New Jersey. The 22-year-old Odom, who won his first twelve bouts, has been a regular on ShoBox. In his last bout, Odom was stopped in three rounds by Samuel Clarkson on July 17. Williams will be trying to break a two-fight losing streak as he is coming off losses to Roy Jones Jr. and Shawn Miller.

In the 6-round co-feature, Ian Green (7-0, 5 KOs) will look to stay undefeated in a six-round middleweight bout against an opponent to be announced.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Diego De La Hoya headlines Nov 20

Undefeated super bantamweight fan-favorite Diego De La Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) meets Giovanni “Lloviznas” Delgado (15-3, 9 KOs) on November 20 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. In the previously announced co-feature, Horacio “Violento” Garcia (29-1-0, 21 KOs) meets Raul “Bule” Hidalgo (24-13, 18 KOs) in an eight-round featherweight clash. Also welterweight John Karl Sosa (13-0, 6 KOs) takes on Alan Sanchez (16-3-1, 8 KOs) in an eight round fight. The card will air live nationally on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.



November 10th, 2015

Scale Watch

Zwevezele, Belgium: Persoon-Hamadouche make weight

Delfine Persoon defends against Maiva HamadoucheDelfine Persoon,Belgium, 60,400 versus Maiva Hamadouche, France, 59,300

Referee: Daniel Van de Wiele (Belgium)
Judges: Robin Dolpierre (France), Olena Pobyvailo (Belgium), Robert Verwijs (Netherlands)
Supervisor: Bob Logist (Belgium)

Yves Ngabu, Belgium, 89,200 vs Engin Karakaplan, France, 90,700
12 rounds vacant WBC Francophone cruiserweight title
Supervisor: Houcine Houichi (Tunisia)
Hedi Slimani, Belgium, 60,800 vs Mzonke Fana, South Africa, 60,800
12 rounds vacant ABU lightweight title
Supervisor: Houcine Houichi (Tunisia)

Date: Nov 11, 2015
Place: Zwevezele, Belgium
Arena: Sporthal de zwaluw, 5pm
Promoter: Filiep Tampere & Paul Degroote of DTT.be
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November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Schwarz-Mezencev final press conference

Photos: Team SES: P. Gercke

The final press conference took place today for Saturday’s clash between unbeaten heavyweights Tom Schwarz (14-0, 9 KOs) and KO artist Ilja Mezencev (10-0, 10 KOs) in a clash for the inaugural WBO Youth title at the Anhalt Arena in Dessau, Germany.

Ilja Mezencev: When the offer came to box against Tom, I could only accept. I’m the main fighter, the focus is on me. The fact that I’m prepared very well relaxes me. I’m sure, I can win. I’m ready!

Tom Schwarz: Ilja has spewed a lot of big talk in the lead, I’m curious to see if he can now follow up. Maybe he’s a good boxer, when he takes the first hard hit, all his best tactics are nothing. Ilya says he’s well trained, but nobody trains as hard as me! (more…)



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Del Valle meets Beltran Saturday in rematch

Popular Puerto Rican super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (19-2, 14 KOs) will face veteran Juan Jose Beltran (29-24-3, 18 KOs) in an eight round contest on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal de Comerio in Comerio, Puerto Rico. Del Valle previously kayoed Beltran in November 2013. The bout will air via tape delay Friday, November 20 on Unimas.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Saguilan says he’s ready for title fight

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC #6 lightweight Nery “Pantera” Saguilan (35-4-1, 13 KOs) says he’s ready to become world champion after his latest win by TKO against Venezuelan journeyman Carlos Cardenas (21-10-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday in Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. Saguilán has won his last nine consecutive fights since January 2014 and has become the new grand showman of Mexican boxing fighting in televised bouts all over the country.

“I am ready to become world champion,” Saguilan declared. “I’m training hard and have great respect and admiration for boxing fans. I dream of big fights in the best venues and will give my best when the opportunity arises.”



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Tony Zale’s and Carmen Basilio’s championship belts stolen from IBHOF

By Boxing Bob Newman

In a brazen late night theft, six championship belts were stolen from the International Boxing Hall of Fame last Thursday, November 5th, in Canastota, NY. The belts were won by ring legends Tony Zale and Carmen Basilio. An alarm at the IBHOF went off alerting Canastota Police, who were on the scene in less than two minutes. Incredibly, the perpetrator was gone and so were the prized championship belts. Zales two world middleweight championships, and Basilio’s New York welterweight, two world welterweight, one world middleweight championship were represented among the six belts taken. All were housed in a combined display case that was the hall’s centerpiece. The belts had been on loan from the Zale and Basilio families for several years. (more…)



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez returns after near miss in title shot

The last time we saw Alejandro “Cobrita” Gonzalez Jr. (25-2-2, 15 KOs), he knocked down IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton twice in the first round before letting him off the hook and ultimately losing a unanimous decision. Tonight Gonzalez returns to the ring in the lighter bantamweight division to take on Karim Guerfi (22-3, 6 KOs) in a ten round FS1-televised bout from the Austin City Music Hall in Austin, Texas.

“I am excited to get back in the ring and put on a show for the fans in Austin,” said Gonzalez, the son of a former world champion. “I trained harder than ever to get this victory and to get another shot at a world title. I am always in exciting fights, so you won’t want to miss any of this.”

Guerfi, from Alpes-de-Haut-Provence, France, fights for the first time in the U.S.



November 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng-Lee officially announced

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenreong (16-0, 5 KOs) will defend the title for the fifth time against IBF #10 Myung Ho Lee (19-4-1, 6 KOs) from Korea. The fight will take place on December 7 at Hua Hin Centennial Sport Club in Hua Hin, Thailand. Jimmy Chaichotchuang, the leading IBF promoter in Thailand stated, “I am proud to present the IBF flyweight title fight between Ruenroeng vs Lee to celebrate “His Majesty” the King of Thailand’s Birthday on December 5. Ruenroeng is voted to be best boxer in 2015 by the Sports Association of Thailand and receive a “Royal Trophy Award “under the patronage of the King of Thailand. December 7 is a national holiday and our fans wait to cheer their boxing hero Ruenroeng.” (more…)



November 10th, 2015




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