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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108 (WBC light flyweight silver title) Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel ...

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147 Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126 Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140 Eduardo ...

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor...for Bernard

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo courtesy Team Soliman IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews to ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

Photo: Goossen Promotions Austin Trout 154 vs. Daniel Dawson 154 Mahonri Montes 142.5 vs. Erick Bone 143 Micheal Hunter 205 vs. Harvey Jolly 194 Juan Funez ...

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George-Davis final press conference

George-Davis final press conference

Photos: Tom Barnes, Tomba-Images Just days before from the highly anticipated "B96 Boxing at the Ballpark" event set for this Saturday night, August ...

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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

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ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

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George-Davis final press conference

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UFC

UFC returns to Cincinnati on May 10

For the first time since UFC 77 in 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing the Octagon® back to Cincinnati on Saturday, May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena. In the evening’s main event, Ohio’s own Matt Brown takes on Erick Silva in a five-round main event bout featuring two of the UFC’s most exciting welterweights . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Mayfield: If I touch that chin of his, there’s no doubt, he’s getting knocked out

Photo: OpenLineMedia.com

Top Rank’s undefeated super lightweight contender, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs), talks about his training camp with Virgil Hunter, his upcoming bout against Puerto Rico’s rising star Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 18 KOs), fighting on HBO for the second time in his career and the Garcia vs. Herrera outcome. Mayfield vs. Dulorme, 10-round bout for the NABF Super Lightweight title, will take place in Atlantic City, New Jersey Saturday, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Mayfield on his fight against top rated contender Thomas Dulorme…

“Dulorme is a technical guy with a long jab who has some fast hands. He’s nothing special though. I’ve seen him get knocked out before so I know his chin is suspect. I’ve fought guys who are long and rangy just like him so I’m confident in my ability to land some powerful shots. If I touch that chin of his, there’s no doubt, he’s getting knocked out.” (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Dulorme: Mayfield has never faced the type of punches that I’ll be throwing at him

Photos: Gary Shaw Productions

Super welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who’s highly ranked in all sanctioning organizations, gives his thoughts on his upcoming fight with unbeaten Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on March 29. The bout will be a ten-rounder for the NABF super lightweight title on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). Both fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Dulorme on his fight against undefeated contender Karim Mayfield…

“Mayfield is a great fighter but he’s never faced the type of punches that I’ll be throwing at him. I posses speed and power unlike any of Mayfield’s past opponents. His awkward style will not be a problem. He also has physical disadvantages that I will exploit. I know he thinks he’s unbeatable but I will prove him wrong.” (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Lee-Watanabe

By Victor Lee
Photos: Boram Park

In a ten-round non-title main event just over the featherweight limit, current Korean super bantamweight champion and OPBF #1 super bantam Jaesung Lee (16-3-2, 9 KOs) faced off against JBC #8 featherweight Takuya Watanabe (20-4-1, 8 KOs). Lee, having bested three Japanese opponents on their home turf in 2011 and 2012, hoped to add a fourth Japanese victim to his ledger last October in a bid for the vacant WBO Asia super bantamweight title. However, opponent Akihiko Katagiri proved tougher than expected, battling to a draw, and the title remained vacant. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Denver

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos by Michael V. Ornelas

Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Boxing put on a good card in front of a sold out show at the Denver Athletic Club last Friday night on a beautiful Colorado night. The private show with no tickets available to the public was a fundraiser for the ‘Squash for Kids’ Club housed at the DAC. There were several items of memorabilia auctioned off including a great shot of Colorado native Ron Lyle against Muhammad Ali and an autographed photo of Gatti and Ward. In the main event, Giovanni “Predator” Merceron (4-1, 2 KOs) shut out Joel “Pirata” Vargas (4-14-2, 4 KOs) in a four-rounder with a 152lb contract weight. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Porter: I will steamroll Paulie on my way to victory; Malignaggi: He doesn’t have the tools

Showtime officially announced today that IBF welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter against former two-time and two-division word champion and current Showtime analyst Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi has been added to the April 19 telecast that also features title fights between Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins against Beibut Shumenov and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin against Lukas Konecny, making the telecast a world title tripleheader at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.

Shawn Porter: I fought hard to get this title. Paulie says he wants it, but is he willing to go through me to get it?. Fighting Malignaggi is like fighting Alexander. They don’t have the strength or power to keep me away, and I will steamroll Paulie on my way to victory April 19.

Paulie Malignaggi: I’m excited to be back in a title fight so soon after my win over Zab Judah. I will become a three-time world champion on April 19. Porter is a good fighter and I’m sure he’ll be a champion again in the future, but he doesn’t have the tools.



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

David Price, Andy Lee to fight in Denmark

British heavyweight David Price (16-2, 14 KOs) will now face Ondrej Pala (33-4, 23 KOs) on April 12th in Denmark. The fight originally scheduled for March 29th in Berlin has been moved to Team Sauerland’s Nordic Fight Night show at the Blue Water Dokken in Esbjerg, Denmark. Despite the change of date and location, Price remains confident of securing the victory over his Czech opponent. “This is exactly the type of fight I need,” said Price. “Pala is a guy who isn’t afraid to come forward and trade. I am looking forward to getting in there with him and exchanging blows. I’m in great shape and I am confident that I am going to get the job done.”

In addition, middleweight contender Andy Lee (31-2, 22 KOs) will also be in action against an as yet unnamed opponent, while in the main event Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (19-0, 10 KOs) will defend his EU title against former Italian champion Danilo D’Agata (12-1-1, 3 KOs).



March 17th, 2014

Feature Story

Julian Williams on the Brink of a Breakthrough

20140317_williams_0001Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Philadelphia’s Julian Williams has taken the slow and steady route in his boxing career.

Over the past four years, he has quietly built his record (14-0-1, 8 KOs, 1 NC) and developed into one of the Philly’s best prospects by fighting and beating an increasingly tougher parade of competitors.

After an excellent 2013, “J-Rock” is on the verge of a big breakthrough in the junior middleweight division. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora II official for July 26th in Manchester

By James Slater

It has just been made official how British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will meet in a rematch of their 2011 clash on July 26th. The rematch, which will be an official WBO final eliminator, will take place in Manchester at The Phones 4U Arena.

Unbeaten 25-year-old Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) outpointed 30-year-old Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) three years ago, but Chisora was carrying excess weight and “Del Boy” has promised he will be in tip-top shape this time. Both men want a shot at Wladimir Klitschko and a win on July 26th will take either man a big step closer to that.

Fury-Chisora II has been dubbed “The Fight for The Right.” BoxNation TV channel in the UK will show the fight live.



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Hogan still unbeaten, retains Aussie title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten Irish-born, Australian-based middleweight Dennis “Hurricane” Hogan (17-0, 6 KOs) outscored Leroy Brown (11-6-1) over ten rounds to retain the Australian 160lb crown at the Irish Club in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Sunday. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92. Hogan has been based in Australia since 2011 and is a stablemate and regular sparring partner of WBA #3 middleweight Jarrod Fletcher. Hogan has issued a challenge to Ireland’s former world middleweight challenger Mathew Macklin and seems destined for international recognition. (more…)



March 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Boston

Photos: Emily Harney

Julian Williams 153 vs. Freddy Hernandez 153
Alexis Santos 222.5 vs. Sylvester Barron 239
John Joe Nevin 131 vs. Alberto Candelaria 129.5
Jamie Kavanagh 135.5 vs. Andres Navarro 137

Ryan Kielczweski 129 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 128
Billy Traft 168.5 vs. Jose Brewer 168.5
Greg Vendetti 153 vs. Pedro Gonzalez 151
Rashidi Ellis 145.5 vs. Bryan Abraham 144.5
Kareem Martin 147 vs. Eric Palmer 144.5

Venue: House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports 1

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March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Yushi Tanaka keeps WBC Youth bantam belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Fumika Okuchi

Unbeaten WBC Youth bantamweight champ Yushi Tanaka (12-0-3, 8 KOs), 117.5, finely kept his belt as he outjabbed and outpunched durable Indonesian John Bajawa (13-6, 6 KOs), 115.75, all the way en route to a well-received stoppage at 1:06 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. The stylish jabber Tanaka, 22, took the initiative from the outset and swept the first four sessions with ease so that the open scoring system announced 40-36 by all the judges after the fourth. Tanaka accelerated his attack and finally caught up with the game Indonesian with a vicious right, dropping the challenger with a thud. Bajawa, a year his senior at 23, gamely stood up and resumed fighting, but it was Tanaka that whipped the loser from all angles to prompt the referee’s halt. Tanaka, WBC#37 bantam, registered his second defense to his credit before his many adherents. Photos



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Review on Saturday’s Open Scoring

By Karl Freitag

The WBC’s “Open Scoring” rule allows the fighters, their corners and the audience to become aware of the official scores of the judges at the end of the fourth and eighth rounds. According to the WBC, the benefit is that “fighters and their corners are given the opportunity to adjust their strategy and make the fight more competitive and dramatic.”

The main knock against open scoring is in the event a fighter finds out he’s built an insurmountable lead, he can basically coast the last few rounds and still get the win.

Open scoring was used in Saturday night’s fight between unified super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia and Mauricio Herrera. After round four we knew the scores were 40-36, 39-37 for Garcia and 38-38. After eight rounds we knew that Garcia was ahead 78-74 and 77-75 on two cards, while Herrera was up on one card 77-75.

The last four rounds delivered good two-way action, so one could say open scoring did its job this time.

Open scoring was also being used in Deontay Wilder’s fight with Malik Scott, however Wilder made it a mute point by laying out Scott in the first round.



March 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171 post-fight presser and bonus recap

Several fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 171 post-fight press conference: Johny Hendricks, Robbie Lawler, Tyron Woodley, Ovince Saint Preux, Hector Lombard, Dennis Bermudez, Myles Jury, and Kelvin Gastelum . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Referee Pabon on Juanma-Ponce de Leon: It was a good stoppage

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican referee Luis Pabon has taken some heat from boxing fans, social media and boxing pundits who feel he made a premature stoppage of the fight between former champions Daniel Ponce de Leon and Juan Manuel Lopez at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico Saturday night.

In a telephone conversation, Pabon said he respects those who are criticizing him for stopping the fight, but he wants to explain what happened earlier in the round and that he had to take all this into consideration.

Luis Pabon: “I know the history of Ponce De Leon and Juan Manuel Lopez, the kind of fight they were having and the power of their punches. Well I’m sorry that I have to say and confirm that it was a good stoppage. I’ve learned to live with this. I’m a sensitive person and I understand that boxing is two rival corners and sometimes it’s not easy to understand these decisions. Also this was a rematch and there were many mixed emotions. Some say that Ponce De Leon could have continued but he didn’t go down in the best way. Ponce was stumbling, woozy and getting hammered. That was what I thought to stop. Before criticizing the performance of a referee in this situation, remember that we are there to protect the life of the boxer, not to get caught up in the emotions of the fight.”



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Lee outboxes Watanabe, sets sights on OPBF title

By Victor Lee

In a ten-round non-title main event just over the featherweight limit, current Korean super bantamweight champion and OPBF #1 super bantamweight Jaesung Lee (17-3-2, 9 KOs) saw his hand raised after a thrilling dustup with Japan #8 featherweight Takuya Watanabe (20-5-1, 8 KOs) on Sunday in Seoul, South Korea. Watanabe was down in round three from a Jaesung Lee straight right. In the supporting semifinal event, Eunchang Lee (7-3, 3 KOs) stopped Jaehoon Lee (5-4-1, 3 KOs) in eight rounds to claim the vacant Korean super middleweight title. Full report to come.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Tanaka defeats WBA #12 Fererras in second pro bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Fumika Okuchi

Called “Dream Boy,” unbeaten 18-year-old 105-pound prospect Kosei Tanaka (2-0), 106.75, impressively defeated WBA#12 ranked PABA interim titlist Ronelle Fererras (13-7-2, 5 KOs), 106.5, a southpaw Filipino, by a nearly shutout decision (79-72, 79-73, 79-74) over eight fast rounds on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. Tanaka, who had just graduated from Chukyo high school weeks ago, compiled an excellent amateur mark of 46-5, 18 stoppages, having won four national belts before his participation in the paid ranks. (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Reyes, Garcia win in Los Cabos

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Unbeaten super bantamweight prospect Rey Vargas (19-0, 15 KOs) won by eighth round TKO against Filipino Sylvester Lopez (21-7-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Baseball in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Vargas visited the canvas for his first time in his career in the second round. The bout ended when Lopez’ corner decided not to continue the fight.

Former IBF and WBO minimumweight champion Raul “Rayito” García (34-3-1, 21 KOs) won by first round KO against Arcadio Salazar (11-15-2, 0 KOs) in a light flyweight battle.

In a stunner, female flyweight Jazmín “Dinamita” Ortega (2-2-1, 1 KO) won a ten round unanimous decision over former IBF world champion Irma “Güerita” Sánchez (28-7-1, 8 KOs). (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Mthalane wins IBO flyweight belt

By Ron Jackson

In a hard-fought contest South Africa’s Moruti Mthalane fighting with a badly swollen left eye from the first round won the vacant IBO flyweight belt when he beat Filipino Jether Oliva on a 12 round split decision at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday night. The scores were 117-112 and 116-112 for Mthalane and 115-113 for Oliva. (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia: He is a good fighter but I am a true champion / Herrera: I thought I won the fight

After his majority decision win over Mauricio Herrera, unified super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia spoke with SHOWTIME Sports ringside reporter Jim Gray, saying, “He is a crafty veteran and I know every time I step in the ring, every fighter wants what I have. So I expect them to bring everything. I had to make adjustments and I had to push the fight. He is a good fighter but I am a true champion. I had to make adjustments and pull it out. I needed to find my comfort zone but once I adjusted and got him on the ropes I knew I was doing good. I had to keep my composure and use my power shots. He came to fight and he did and it was a great fight.”

When asked if he felt he did enough to win the close decision, Garcia said, “I wanted to knock him out in front of my fans but he was tough. I know nothing is going to be easy from this point on for the rest of my career. I thought I won the fight. The Puerto Rican fans here support me. I love them.” (more…)



March 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171: Second time’s the charm or Hendricks

The disappointment of Johny Hendricks’ November loss to Georges St-Pierre vanished in the space of two words Saturday night at the American Airlines Center:

“AND NEW…”

And when Bruce Buffer said those words, declaring Hendricks the new UFC welterweight champion via three scores of 48-47 after a five round classic with Robbie Lawler, the 170-pound division had its new king, someone who many believed should have had that crown last year after his controversial split decision defeat to the longtime champion from Canada, who vacated his belt to take a hiatus from the sport last December . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Postfight interview: Vyacheslav Glazkov

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov talks after his big win over Tomek Adamek in an important IBF elimination bout on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Glazkov will now be placed at #2 in the IBF ratings.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Postfight interview: Roger Bloodworth

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Roger Bloodworth, trainer of Tomasz Adamek speaks after Adamek was defeated by “Czar” Glazkov on Saturday night in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel wins majority decision over Cruz; Flores destroys previously unbeaten Berchelt

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a clash of former world champions, Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (51-4-2, 38 KOs) scored a hard fought majority decision over Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (40-16-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night in a super featherweight clash at the Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico. Montiel knocked down Cruz in rounds two and four, but that just inspired Cruz to fight even harder for the rest of the fight. Scores were 96-92, 97-91 and 94-94.

In a big upset, Colombian super featherweight Luis Flores (16-1, 14 KOs) knocked out previously unbeaten Miguel Berchelt (21-1, 18 KOs) in the first round. (more…)



March 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia gets past Herrera; Wilder KOs Scott in one

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

In his Puerto Rico “Homecoming,” WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) won a hard fought majority decision over Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon. Garcia had all sorts of problems with the non-stop punching and defensive skills of Herrera and was lucky to win a very close and competitive fight by scores of 114-114, 116-112, 116-112.

In a WBC heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) demolished Malik Scott (36-2-1, 13 KOs) in the first round. Wilder took his time until he saw an opening and lowered the boom. It looked like a left to the temple, followed by a grazing right that sent Scott sprawling. Time was 1:36 as Wilder once again showed frightening punching power. photos



March 15th, 2014

Boxing Result

Full Report: Glazkov defeats Adamek; Chilemba outpoints Grachev

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Graessle / Main Events

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (17-0-1, 11 KOs) put on the greatest performance of his professional career, in taking a one sided twelve round unanimous decision victory over Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-3, 29 KOs) an capturing the IBF North American heavyweight belt and the #2 spot in the IBF before a sellout crowd at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. In the co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Main Events and televised live on NBCSN, saw light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) put on a boxing exhibition in winning a completely one sided ten round unanimous decision victory over “Drago’s Son” Denis Grachev (13-3-1, 8 KOs). (more…)



March 15th, 2014

UFC

UFC 171 prelims: Gastelum slugs out win over Story

With the welterweight division taking center stage on Saturday night’s UFC 171 main card, Kelvin Gastelum and Rick Story made sure that the spotlight reached them as well, as the two 170-pounders gave fans a three round war to remember, with Gastelum keeping his unbeaten record intact via split decision at American Airlines Center . . . . click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. HENDERSON is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 Sunday, March 23 at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT from Natal, Brazil . . . Click here for more info



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Wawrzyk hands Botha 6th straight loss

Heavyweight Andrew Wawrzyk (29-1, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over 45-year-old former contender Frans Botha (48-11-2, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Arlamow in Arlamow, Poland. The loss was the sixth straight for the “White Buffalo.” It was Wawrzyk’s second win in a row following his world title defeat against Alexander Povetkin in May 2013.



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma saves career with second round TKO against Ponce de Leon

Photos: Joel Colon

In a rematch between former world champions, jr lightweight Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (34-3, 31 KOs) again defeated Daniel Ponce de Leon (45-6, 35 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Both fighters were down in a wild round two. First Ponce de Leon dropped Juanma. Juanma then came off the floor to put down Ponce de Leon twice. Shortly after the bout resumed, referee Luis Pabon waved it off over the protests of Ponce de Leon who clearly still had some fight left in him. Time was 2:44.

It was a big win for Juanma, a more than a 2:1 betting underdog. A growing number of boxing pundits had considered him “shot” after KO losses to Omar Salido (twice) and Mikey Garcia. Juanma previously KO’d Ponce de Leon in one round six years ago. (more…)



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Bellew KOs Brudov; IBF #1 Brook halts Robles in eight

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

In his debut at cruiserweight, Tony Bellew (21-2-1, 13 KOs) scored a twelfth round KO over Valery Brudov (41-5, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Coming off a TKO loss to WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in November, Bellew dropped Brudov hard in round two and again at the end of round six. The 37-year-old Brudov, however rocked Bellew in round seven and a low blow by Brudov may have saved Bellew from being kayoed. Bellew slowly regained command and finally knocked out Brudov with a left hook in the twelfth round.

IBF #1 welterweight Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Alvaro Robles (17-3, 15 KOs). After a slow start, Brook turned up the heat and battered Robles in round seven. Robles’ corner threw in the towel to protect their fighter after more abuse in round eight. Time was 1:35. The Mexicali fighter was deducted a point in round four for a low blow. (more…)



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Chakhkiev downs Haapoja; Drozd crushes Ouanna

2008 Olympic gold medalist and cruiserweight contender Rakhim Chakhkiev (18-1, 14 KOs) overpowered the very tough Juho Haapoja (20-5-1, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Silver cruiserweight title on Saturday night at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia. The bout was waved off after Chakhkiev bludgeoned Haapoja to the deck in round nine. Chakhkiev also knocked down Haapoja early in the bout.

In the main event, WBC #3/WBA #3/WBO #4/IBF #11 rated cruiserweight Grigory Drozd (38-1, 27 KOs) scored a first round KO over Jeremy Ouanna (14-9, 3 KOs) to retain his Euro title. It was a right hand that leveled Ouanna.



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Philipsburg, Saint Maarten

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By Kurt Wolfheimer

Denis “Momma’s Boy” Douglin 166 vs. Orlando Membreno 160
Scott Burrell 136 vs. Willy Morillo 135
Dean Burrell 135 vs. Franklin Sarmiento 136
Rayen Brete 140 vs. Miguel Kelly Queliz 140
Justin Gogulski 136 vs. Ramon de la Cruz 138
Nezar Regales 160 vs Eduardo Adorno 160

Promoter: B.O.S.E. Promotions
L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Tanaka faces WBA #12 Fererras in second pro bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Hatanaka Promotions

The earlier the better? This logic stands especially in Asia, where Saengsak Muangsurin won a world belt in his third professional bout, Veeraphol Sahaprom in his fourth and Kazuo Ioka in his seventh. It seems a short distance race here to compete for how fast he runs to climb up to the summit. An 18-year-old rookie, formerly four-time national high school champ Kosei Tanaka (1-0) will again face a world contender, WBA #13 minimum Ronelle Fererras (13-6-2, 5 KOs), PABA interim titlist, in his second professional bout tomorrow (Sunday) in Nagoya, Japan. A baby-faced Tanaka, in his debut, already defeated WBO#6 Oscar Reknafa by a unanimous decision (60-53, 60-54, 59-55) over six rounds last November. His manager/promoter, ex-WBC 122-pound champ Kiyoshi Hatanaka predicts Tanaka’s triumph over Fererras and plans to book another world contender in the prospect’s third pro bout. (more…)



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Ennis beats Gonzalez in return

Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Derek “Pooh” Ennis returned to the ring Friday night, after an absence of more than one year, and scored an impressive 6-round unanimous decision over Emil Gonzalez, in the main event at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philadelphia. It was the first that time Ennis, 24-4-1, 13 KOS, had fought before his hometown fans since 2010.

Gonzalez, 11-7-1, 8 KOs, was tough, but Ennis swept through the bout, displaying little ring rust en route to earning the victory. This fight was contested at 160 pounds, but Ennis said that he expects to return to the junior middleweight division next time out.

The scores were 60-54, 60-54 and 59-55, all for Ennis. (more…)



March 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Herrera: I will rise to the occasion

“Yes, I’m feeling like I’m being overlooked,” says Mauricio Herrera, who challenges WBC/WBA shoer lightweight champion Danny Garcia tonight in Puerto Rico. “Maybe part of that is because I’m not really known, nobody really knows me. I mean, the same way with Provodnikov when he went up against Bradley, I mean, I’ve seen comments and hear people say, who’s this guy? Who’s this ESPN guy? He isn’t going to do anything. What is Bradley fighting this guy for? And as you see what happened, you know, it was a different story. But I feel the same way, I mean, when people don’t know who you are and they see you have some losses, they don’t know your whole story and your whole background, and they see a knockout percentage and they go by that too. But all that doesn’t matter, you know, with boxing anything can happen. And they’re going to see that I’m at that level, and that I will rise to the occasion.”



March 15th, 2014




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