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Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng with fourth round stoppage in China

Casimero dethrones Ruenroeng with fourth round stoppage in China

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By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron As previously reported, IBF heavyweight mandatory title challenger Joseph Parker’s next fight will take ...

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IBF 33rd Convention 2016 Day 1 report

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Upset: Hernandez defeats WBC #2, WBO #3, WBA #5 middleweight Magomedov

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Boxing News

Jacobs vs. Quillin Brooklyn Media Workout

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Before they enter the ring at Barclays Center, fighters competing on Saturday’s card headlined by the middleweight title showdown live on SHOWTIME® between Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin held a media workout Wednesday at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. In attendance at the workout were both main event fighters, co-main event participants Jesus Cuellar and Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo along with Chris Algieri, Erick Bone and “Sir” Marcus Browne, who will have their fights aired on Sho Extreme.

Competing in separate undercard fights and also in attendance at Gleason’s Wednesday were Heather “The Heat” Hardy, Yuri Foreman, Will Rosinsky and Joe Smith Jr.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday: (more…)



December 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley named ‘Fighter of the Year’ by Ring 8

Two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr., in his second reign as World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight world champion, has been named the 2015 Ring 8 Fighter of the Year. Bradley will personally accept the award from his trainer, Teddy Atlas, at the 29th Annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards ceremony on Sunday, December 13, at Russo’s on the Bay (162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach, NY 11414), from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. ET. Bradley will be flying in from San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he will be the expert analyst on the broadcast team for the December 11 edition of MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV. The live truTV telecast will feature the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated Top-Five world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo, and former five-division world champion and 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, in separate title bouts. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015


Boxing News

Usyk returns December 12 against Rodriguez

#1 Ranked Cruiserweight Contender Oleksandr Usyk, (8-0, 8 KOs), will return to battle on Saturday, December 12 against world ranked, once beaten Pedro “El Reguilete” Rodriguez, (21-1, 19 KOs), of Miami, Florida in a scheduled 12-round battle for the vacant WBO inter-continental cruiserweight title at the Sport Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. “I’m thrilled to be fighting again in the capital of Ukraine,” said Usyk, who earned a Gold Medal for Ukraine at the 2012 Olympics in London. “Rodriguez is a very tough Cuban and the biggest puncher of my young career but I’ll be well prepared for victory as I head towards my goal of becoming the cruiserweight champion of the world.”

The 29-year-old Usyk is coming off a third round stoppage of Johnny Muller on August 29 In Kiev. He is currently world ranked #1 by the WBO and #8 by the WBC.

Also 29-years-old, Rodriguez has won fourteen bouts in a row since suffering his only loss in 2012. He will be making his seventh start of 2015, most recently stopped Roberto Jimenez on September 4 in the Dominican Republic.



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

12 bout card closes 2015 for Fight Club OC

Twelve pro bouts featuring nine undefeated fighters close out the 2015 season for Fight Club OC, Thursday night in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. With 70 rounds of fighting in store for So Cal sports fans, Fight Club OC promoter Roy Englebrecht is opening the Hangar doors at 3:45pm with the first bout scheduled to walk at 4pm. Fans attending will see some top prospects such as Olympian silver medalist Tugstgogy “King Tug” Nyamabaya (3-0) from Mongolia, Triple G’s stablemate and fellow countrymen Kazakhstan’s Ruslan Madiyev (6-0 and trained by Abel Sanchez), top Lithuania boxer Vigilijus Stapulionis (24-3 and training at Wild Card Gym), Adan Mares (14-1 and will have his brother Abner at ringside), and undefeated local prospects 6-0 Malcolm McAllister, 9-0 Kevin Watts, 5-0 heavyweight Stephen Shaw, 4-0 Tevin Watts, and 3-0 Ruben Martinez. Only 60 tickets are left for the show and are available at www.fightcluboc.com or by calling 949-760-3131.



December 2nd, 2015


UFC

UFC Breaks Ground on New Global HQ

UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta was always optimistic that the mixed martial arts brand he bought with his brother Frank Fertitta III and friend Dana White in 2001 was going to change the sporting landscape, but nearly 15 years ago, breaking ground on a 184,000 square foot campus for his company wasn’t on the radar . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Culcay confident ahead of interim WBA World title defense

Photo: Team Sauerland

The stage is set for Saturday night’s World Championship boxing in Germany, where ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay (20-1, 10 KOs) will defend his interim WBA World Light Middleweight title against the unbeaten Irishman Dennis Hogan (22-0-1, 7 KOs).

Culcay claimed the interim WBA belt with a unanimous points decision over Maurice Weber in May, and is now looking for a first successful defence at Hamburg’s Inselparkhalle.

‘’It’s great to be back in Hamburg,’’ said the reigning champion at today’s final pre-fight press conference. ‘’This is where I started my pro career, and where I used to live and train before moving to Berlin earlier this year. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Malignaggi: Euro title shot is a dream come true

Paulie Malignaggi says he will fulfil a lifelong dream when he challenges Gianluca Branco for the European Welterweight title at The O2 on December 12. The Italian-American was born in Brooklyn but spent the his early years in Siracusa, Sicily before returning to the Big Apple, where he has become one of America’s most popular fighters. Malignaggi won World titles at Super-Lightweight in 2007 and at Welterweight in 2012, and the ‘Magic Man’ is no stranger to boxing in the UK and Europe, having defended his Super Lightweight belt at the City of Manchester Stadium (now the Etihad Stadium) in a rematch with Lovemore N’Dou in May 2008 and winning his Welterweight strap against Vyacheslav Senchenko in the Ukraine in April 2012.

Branco makes the first defence of the title he won last November against Rafal Jackiewicz to become a two-weight European champion, but Malignaggi intends to make his reign a short one and achieve his European title goal at the first attempt. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko decides on contractual rematch with Fury

After his defeat against Tyson Fury four days ago Wladimir Klitschko decided to exercise his contractual option for a rematch against Fury.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I was really frustrated directly after the fight but after some short nights I now know that I want to show that I am much better than my performance on Saturday. I couldn’t show my full potential at any time. This is what I want to change in the rematch – and I will. Failure is not an option.”

Bernd Bönte, CEO Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “There will be a huge worldwide interest in this fight which already can be billed as the fight of the year in 2016. We received so many questions from fans and journalists after last Saturday. The new champion and his challenger will answer all of them inside the ring.”

K2 Promotions and KMG will get in touch with Tyson Fury’s promoter Hennessy Sports to discuss the next steps, such as the venue and the date of the rematch.



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Parker-Martz face off at final press conference

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Mike Cameron

World rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (16-0, 14 KOs) collides with American Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (14-2-1, 11 KO’s) over twelve rounds on Saturday at the Clauderlands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. Parker is coming off a three round demolition of former world title challenger Kali Meehan.

Kevin Barry, who trains Parker, said “Joseph Parker is rated #5 with the WBO, #11 with the WBC and #12 with the WBA and we are very confident that the IBF are going to put him in their next rankings. We’re going to continue to move up the rankings and next year there’s a very good chance we are going to see Joe fighting for a mandatory position with one of the organizations. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has announced the signing of San Francisco-based super lightweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract.

Kevin Dever Sports Management has announced the signing of undefeated Cuban light heavyweight prospect Luis “The Lion” Garcia (12-0, 9 KOs) to an exclusive managerial contract.

Amateur heavyweight star Nathan Gorman has signed a long-term professional contract with Hatton Promotions and will have his first outing in Walsall this Saturday (December 5).



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Kamanga stops Zhailauov in five rounds

By Ron Jackson

Welterweight Paul Kamanga (18-0, 9 KOs) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo registered an impressive victory over Roman Zhailauov (15-2, 9 KOs) from Kazakhstan when he stopped him in the fifth round to take the vacant WBA Pan African title at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Tuesday night. However, Kamanga had to come back from a knockdown in the second round when he became overconfident and was caught with a short left hook that dumped him on the canvas. Kamanga (66.40kg) dominated the fight as he varied his attack to land thumping left and rights to the head and body. Early in the third round Zhailauov (66.25kg) began to show the effects of Kamanga’s power shots as his right eye began to puff up. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015

UFC

Weidman and Rockhold, on a collision course for years, meet at UFC 194

On July 6, 2013 the UFC changed forever when Chris Weidman left the legendary Anderson Silva unconscious in the middle of the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Late Results from Cape Cod

By Mark Vaz

In a five-bout card before an enthusiastic crowd of 664 Cape Codders, Northeast heavyweight champion and hometown son Jesse “Bad News” Barboza easily defended his title via a first round TKO over Francisco Mireles (17-10, 5 KOs) of Sonora, Mexico this past Saturday at the Barnstable High School Gymnasium. The crowd was not kind to the rotund Mireles who rolled into the ring with a girth nearly equaling if not exceeding his very limited height. The first left hook of the fight soared a foot over Mireles’ head, but apparently the breeze from it sent him to the canvas the first time. A right uppercut to the elbow accounted for knockdown number two, and a solid jab to the back of the glove was three strikes for Sonora’s answer to Humpty Dumpty. Unfortunately for Barboza (11-1-1, 7 KOs), who certainly did his job and showed up fit and perfectly prepared. Barboza later stated that he had trained for a real fight which he expected from an opponent with a fairly impressive 17-9 record going in, but was sorely disappointed by lack of effort and conditioning exhibited by Mireles. (more…)



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tyson Fury willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch

Deontay Wilder challenges Fury to unification bout

Anthony Joshua talks Tyson Fury

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says there’s no reason for Jr. to come out of retirement



December 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Oquendo arrives in New York for WBA world title fight against Cuellar

Photo: PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: PR Best Boxing Promotions


Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo arrived tonight in New York, where this Saturday will face WBA featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, as part of a Showtime broadcast. Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) and Cuellar (27-1, 21 KO) will train in media workouts tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. ET at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. The WBA #9 ranked Oquendo is coming off the biggest win of his career when on September 12 he beat former two-time world champion Jhonny Gonzalez by a majority decision in Las Vegas. Oquendo also beat Gabino Cota by unanimous decision in March.

Cuellar’s only fight in 2015 was a KO win over former world champion Vic Darchinyan in June. The Argentine won the interim WBA featherweight title in 2013 by defeating Claudio Marrero and successfully defended it with victories over Rico Ramos (unanimous decision), Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (KO2) Ruben Tamayo (TKO5) and Darchinyan (KO8).
Showtime broadcast on December 5 will begin at 9:00 pm EST with Oquendo-Cuellar and then the main event between WBA middleweight Daniel Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs) defending his belt against former world champion Peter Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs).



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs: I’m the real New Yorker!

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Daniel Jacobs takes on his biggest fight inside the ring against Peter Quillin defending his WBA Middleweight title fight this Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Jacobs is no stranger to big occasions, having KO’d cancer in 2013 and becoming a world champion in 2014 by defeating Jarrod Fletcher. FightNews caught up with the reigning champ and found out who the real New Yorker is.

You’re fighting the biggest fight of your career against Peter Quillin, what’s your motivation for this considering the hurdles you’ve overcome in your life?
I would definitely agree and say that this is my biggest fight of my career, I don’t know as of yet if it will be the most complicated as far as the challenge but on paper, yeah.
What motivates me, my legacy. What I’m fighting for, my family and my future and wanting to be the best middleweight out there. That’s enough motivation for me. (more…)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Mark De Mori: This will be a good fight with two guys trying to knock each other out

By James Slater
Photos: Warren King Photography

Australian puncher Mark De Mori, 30-1-2(26) will engage in the biggest fight of his 11-year pro career next January, when “The Dominator” will meet former unified cruiserweight and WBA heavyweight ruler David Haye in London. De Mori Tweeted Haye when the Londoner asked who he should fight in his comeback – which will be his first fight since his KO win over Dereck Chisora in July of 2012 – and Haye, to De Mori’s surprise, took the bate.

The prospective action fight is now on and 33-year-old De Mori is hugely confident Haye has picked the wrong man for his return to action on Jan. 16th.

Here Mark speaks exclusively with Fightnews: (more…)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Benavidez media day in Phoenix

Jose Benavidez Jr., the interim WBA super lightweight champion, is having his media day on Thursday (December 3) at Benavidez Boxing Gym (15 E. Jackson, in Phoenix) at 1 pm local time. Benavidez Jr., 23-0 with 16 knockouts, is preparing for his upcoming bout vs Sidney Siqueira, 26-10-1, of Brazil on Top Rank’s big fight card at the Tucson Arena on Saturday, December 12.

Joining Benavidez Jr at Media Day will be Hall of Fame champion Michael Carbajal of Phoenix. Carbajal will be there with his phenom Johnny Tijerina of Phoenix. Johnny, who boxes in the flyweight division will be taking on Luis Espinoza who boxes for Iron Boy Promotions of Phoenix. Both young fighters will be making their professional debuts. Carbajal will be in Johnny’s corner on fight night. (more…)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Peter Nelson to head HBO Sports

HBO today named Peter Nelson the head of the network’s sports department, promoting him to Executive Vice President, HBO Sports. The announcement was made by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming, to whom Nelson will report. Nelson, who joined HBO Sports in 2011, has been Vice President, Programming, HBO Sports since 2013. Nelson will be responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operations of the HBO Sports department, including its boxing franchise and HBO Pay-Per-View.

“Peter Nelson is the ideal choice to spearhead our groundbreaking programming initiatives as well as our commitment to world class boxing, which have made HBO Sports an acclaimed franchise for the network,” said Lombardo. “He has a comprehensive understanding of boxing, a key programming staple for our subscribers for more than four decades. We enjoyed a terrific 2015 season and can’t wait to present the best collection of fighters in the world on our platforms in the new year.” (more…)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Teper injured, Helenius to face new opponent

Photo: Pasi Taavitsainen

Photo: Pasi Taavitsainen


By Pasi Taavitsainen

The highly anticipated December 19 clash between European heavyweight champion Erkan Teper (15-0, 10 KOs) and Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (21-0, 13 KOs) at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland is off.

Teper suffered an arm injury and out of the fight. Surgery is required, so he will be out of action for some time. Helenius will instead face unbeaten German Franz Rill (11-0, 7 KOs) for the now vacant EBU title and also the IBF-Intercontinental title. The winner between Helenius and Rill will face Teper next.



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Saunders says Fury backs him against Lee

Middleweight Billy Joe Saunders claims has been backed by the new world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to become the next world champion from travelling (gypsy) stock and predicts a new era for the sport. Saunders challenges the WBO champion Andy Lee on December 19th at the Manchester Arena in a bout that has been picked up by Showtime in the USA.

The interesting thing about Fury allegedly backing Saunders is that Andy Lee is actually Fury’s cousin.

“Tyson said he’s backing me to win the WBO world middleweight title against Lee and then we’ll both rule,” stated Saunders. “I believe that this is the start of a new era in boxing for gypsy fighters, Tyson’s world champion, I’m going to beat Lee and become the next world champion, and there are plenty more travelling lads coming through who are all potential world champions.”



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Vences, Ruiz shore up UniMas undercard

UniMas returns with a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday night featuring U.S. Olympian and current NABF champion Jose Ramirez (15-0, 12 KOs) against Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) in an eight round lightweight clash.

Three other notable eight-rounders on the card include Top Rank’s newly signed super featherweight Andy Vences (13-0, 9 KOs) facing Manuel Rojas (12-2, 4 KOs), unbeaten world rated heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (26-0, 17 KOs) against veteran Jason Gavern (27-19-4, 12 KOs) and featherweight Guy Robb (16-1, 7 KOs) versus Juan Ruiz (24-19, 7 KOs).

The rest of the lineup (all four round bouts) features unbeaten local fighters:

Joe Louie Lopez (6-0, 3 KOs) vs. Dave Courchaine (2-6, 2 KOs) (middleweight)
Alex Rojas (1-0-1, 1 KO) vs. Emilio Hernandez (2-2, 2 KOs) (super lightweight)
Saul Lomas (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Eduardo Dominguez (2-0, 1 KO) (lightweight)
Eric Altamirano (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Ricardo Maldonado (5-3, 0 KOs) (lightweight)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Jhonny González returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (58-10, 49 KOs) says he’s in top condition to return to the ring against Hurricane Futa (20-5-1, 10 KOs) this Saturday in a clash for a WBC regional super featherweight title at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. “I’m ready to fight against the best in this division,” said Gonzalez, who is coming off a majority decision loss to Jonathan Oquendo in September. “I hope soon to fight the world crown and culminate my career. I’m training hard and looking at opponents and potential fights.”

In the co-feature, world ranked bantamweight Alberto Guevara (22-2, 9 KOs) will face Arturo Santos (18-5, 5 KOs).



December 1st, 2015

UFC

Nine days will define plenty in UFC Watch

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles gets you ready for the UFC’s upcoming Nine Days of Fury by offering a look at the storylines to follow in the coming weeks . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 1st, 2015

Preview

Two WBC events in Belgium in December

After a successful month of November in which we saw Delfine Persoon defend her WBC female lightweight title in a splendid fight against former EBU championess Maiva Hamadouche of France. On the same card in Zwevezele, Belgium, Yves Ngabu destroyed French champion Engin Karakaplan in 1 round to capture the vacant WBC Francophone cruiserweight title. And last but not least, Hedi Slimani added the vacant ABU title to his collection of belts in a hard fought battle against experienced South African Mzonke Fana.

Sheldon MooreThe WBC activity will continue in Belgium in December with 2 interesting shows. The first show will be held on Dec 12 at the Complexe sportif des ascenseurs in Thieu, Belgium. In the main event Islam Teffahi will make the first defence of his WBC Francophone superwelterweight title against local star Sheldon Moore. The vacant WBC Silver Intl title will also be at stake in this Belgian battle. Moore, now 15-3-1(10), fresh from a dominant points win in Sweden last week, is trained by the Bufi family but is fighting under the banner of Brooklyn’s Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions. Teffahi,17-5-2(5), won the WBC Francophone title on June 20 in Rumilly, France against Sebastien Madani. Teffahi defeated Ilias Achergui, the current WBC Silver Youth champion on points in his last fight on Nov 1. (more…)



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

David Haye says his style would “murder” Tyson Fury

Fury’s song and dance routine puts fun back in heavyweight game

Fury charms fans during Belfast visit



December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez at ESPN STUDIOS

Undefeated contender Oscar Valdez visited the ESPN Studios at LA LIve to be guest at the A Los Golpes show today and spoke about his upcoming fight against Ernie Sanchez on December 12 in Tucson, Arizona with Bernardo Osuna (left) and David Faitelson. “The Homecoming” will be telecast by Unimas on “Solo Boxeo Tecate.”

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December 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Emanuel Steward talks about Tyson Fury

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Back in 2012, when Wladimir Klitschko was preparing to fight Tony Thompson, legendary trainer Emanuel Steward was asked for his thoughts on Tyson Fury. What he predicted 3-years ago is remarkable. Steward saw the potential in Tyson Fury and questioned the mental strength of Robert Helenius and David Price, who were unbeaten and considered potential rivals for Klitschko at the time. He also commented on Deontay Wilder.

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November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Fury-Klitschko Wrap-up

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Newly crowned heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury celebrates in the ring with his team and sings a song for his wife, Paris.

John Fury has a few words too, along with press conference speeches from Wladimir Klitschko, his brother Vitali, trainers Johnathon Banks as well as Tyson Fury and Uncle Peter.



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov injured, Wlodarczyk clash is off

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Beibut Shumenov has pulled out of his December 18 defense against former world champion Krzyzstof Wlodarczyk due to an eye injury. The bout will be replaced with a clash between unbeaten cruiserweights Isiah Thomas (15-0, 6 KOs) and Murat “Iron” Gassiev (22-0, 16 KOs). In the main event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, undefeated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) meets Denis Shafikov (36-1-1, 19 KOs) in an IBF lightweight world title fight, Also on the card is undefeated junior middleweight Chris “Young King” Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) and rising unbeaten prospect Gervonta “Tank” Davis (13-0, 12 KOs) in separate attractions.



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Kovalev-Pascal 2 kickoff press conference

Photos: Bob Lévesque

Although the fight is still two months away, there was already tension between unified light heavyweight title holder Sergey Kovalev and former world champion Jean Pascal at Monday’s press conference held at Bell Centre’s La Cage – Brasserie Sportive when Main Events and InterBox formally announced the rematch for the WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world titles to take place on January 30 at Bell Centre.

Sergey Kovalev: “I’m not a talker, I’m a fighter. I will make him close his mouth once and for all on January 30.”

Jean Pascal: “I put him down in the 8th round in the first fight, but they called it a slip. But I promise you that Kovalev is going to have a full plate in the rematch. I’m going to have a full plate as well, but I have a new trainer (Freddie Roach), I’ve changed things, I’ve improved in ways that Kovalev cannot even imagine. I’m going to break up the party, I’m going to teach him respect, and to respect Canadian boxing fans.”

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November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury was afraid of being drugged in Germany

By James Slater
Photos: Scott J. Raven

Today at The Bolton Wanderers Football ground, newly crowned heavyweight king Tyson Fury, with his team, addressed the media. Still sporting slightly bruised eyelids, 27-year-old Fury was admittedly and understandably tired, yet he took time to speak and then answer questions from the floor.

With all four of his newly won belts on display on the table in front of him and introduced by Asif Vali, to rapturous applause, Tyson spoke to the packed room:

“What can I say? Thanks everyone for turning up. I’m not surprised, I’m not overwhelmed. I always said it; we always said it (pointing to his team, consisting of his uncle/head trainer Peter and his father and former pro John). I’ve been telling for as long as I can remember I’d beat Wladimir Klitschko. He didn’t want to fight me but he was forced into it when I became the mandatory with two organisations. You saw a master class performance against the best fighter on the planet. No-one had come close to beating him. For me to go over there and bust him, like I did – because his face was chopped to bits – let’s you know the talent you are messing with. If anyone wants to discredit my performance, it’s just pure jealousy and you heard that from me first.” (more…)



November 30th, 2015

Twitter Watch

Loss to Fury still sinking in for Klitschko

Former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko’s thoughts today, two days after his nine-and-a-half year reign as world champion ended.



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Maldonado Jr. inks new deal with Golden Boy

Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (20-3, 17 KOs) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, signed a multi-year multi-fight promotion contract with Golden Boy Promotions today.

“After much consideration and other offers, I have decided remain loyal and continue my relationship with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Fidel Maldonado Jr. “I have been with the company since 2010 and they have treated me like family and have always had my best interests in mind. I am excited to continue this exciting journey with Golden Boy Promotions and I am looking forward to the success we can create together.”

“Fidel is a talented fighter with a promising future and an aggressive style that fans love so I’m pleased he has decided to re-sign with Golden Boy Promotions,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He is committed to taking on the toughest challenges, willing to fight the best in the sport, which matches our mission at Golden Boy Promotions. Because of this, Fidel is the type of fighter we want to promote and we are pleased he has chosen to remain with us to further his career in this sport.”



November 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Kamanga-Zhailauov meet for WBA Pan African title

By Ron Jackson

Paul Kamanga and Roman Zhailauov meet over 12 rounds for the vacant Pan African welterweight title on the Golden Gloves Promotions annual Christmas cracker tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Tuesday night. The 22-year-old Kamanga, 17-0, 9 KOs, a former WBA Pan African super lightweight champion who was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but now fights out of the Anton Gilmore gym in the south of Johannesburg recently moved up to the welterweight division .This will be his fourth fight in 2015 after scoring wins over Stone Asvegan, Herbert Nkabedi and the capable Jason Bedeman. (more…)



November 30th, 2015




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