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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

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Off-TV Results from Las Vegas

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

After four consecutive unanimous shutout decisions on the undercard, Diego De La Hoya, younger cousin of Oscar, broke the streak with a seventh round stoppage of previously undefeated Rocco Santomauro, (13-1, 1 KOs), in a scheduled eight round super bantamweight bout.

The difference in this fight was accuracy. De La Hoya, (15-0, 9 KOs), did a masterful job timing Santomauro coming in with both hands, and countered effectively when Santomauro tried to exchange with him. Santomauro was aggressive early but could not land consistently on De La Hoya. Santomauro was dropped by a De La Hoya straight right hand in round two. Referee Jay Nady took a point from De La Hoya for a low blow in round seven but moments later Santomauro’s corner threw in the towel after a dominant De La Hoya round punctuated by a vicious right uppercut. Time of the stoppage was 1:59 of round seven.

Irish middleweight sensation Jason Quigley won a unanimous decision over James De La Rosa in his first big test. Quigley boxed patiently behind the jab in the opening round as he sneaked in the straight right flush on De La Rosa. In round two Quigley connected De La Rosa solidly as he was showboating. Continuing to box in round three Quigley landed good shots on De La Rosa. Quigley began to go to the body in round four as De La Rosa encouraged him to fight on. At the halfway point in round five Quigley continued to land with the right as De La Rosa continued to showboat in the ring.

In round six Quigley continued to box working the jab as De La Rosa pressed. The seventh round saw De La Rosa press the action backing Quigley to the ropes as the Irish boxed and circled. Quigley continued the rest of the fight as he staggered De La Rosa in round nine and finished strong in route to the decision win as all three judges scored the bout 100-90. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla scores spectacular KO over Barroso

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Photo: Lawrence Lustig


WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Crolla survived an onslaught from power-punching Barroso and lost the early rounds, then he turned the tables. In round six, Crolla rocked Barroso to his boots and he finished him in round seven with a body shot that put Barroso down for the count. Time was 1:31.

Super middleweight Martin Murray (33-3-1, 16 KOs) returned from his split decision loss in a world title fight against Arthur Abraham to stop overmatched Cedric Spera (12-5, 2 KOs) in round two. Time was 1:47. Murray, who dropped Spera twice in round two, is next slated to face George Groves on June 25. (more…)



May 7th, 2016


Boxing News

Pulev beats Chisora for Euro heavyweight title

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By Karl Freitag

In a clash for the vacant European heavyweight championship, Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) outworked Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KOs) to win a twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg Germany. Pulev was more accurate and busier (when he wasn’t holding). Scores were 116-112, 118-110 for Pulev, 115-113 for Chisora.

Former WBA interim super middleweight titleholder Vincent Feigenbutz (22-2, 20 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Crispulo Javier Andino (19-9-1, 10 KOs). Feigenbutz, now being trained by Karsten Röwer, got back into the win column after suffering his first loss against Giovanni De Carolis.

Unbeaten cruiserweight Artur Mann (7-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over former WBA interim world champion Valery Brudov (42-9, 28 KOs). (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Overweight Carmona barely makes weight

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The weigh-in in Japan is so efficient and well-scheduled that it usually ends in ten minutes, but today it took one hour forty minutes as the WBO #1 contender David Carmona had to reduce only half a pound over the 115-pound junior bantam limit. The defending champ Inoue successfully scaled in at the class limit at his first trip, drank water and quickly left the weigh-in place.

For the other world title bout, IBF junior flyweight ruler Akira Yaegashi tipped the beam at 107.5, while Mexican challenger Martin Tecuapetla 107.75—both under the 108-pound limit (do you know the light-flyweight or junior flyweight limit of 108 lbs?).

The Mexican Carmona looked weary when he returned to the scale after unwillingly jogging, but he weighed in at 114 pounds, a pound under the 115-pound limit, unnecessarily having reduced 1.5 pounds down to 114. Eventually, Inoue 115, while Carmona 114. Period. (more…)



May 7th, 2016


Boxing News

Brooker beats Aikens; Cintron returns with win

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

In the 8-round main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Philadelphian Christopher Brooker, 9-1, 5 KOs, won a rugged unanimous decision over Atlantic City’s Antowyan Aikens, 10-2-1, 1 KO. It was a gritty fight with Brooker pressing the action and Aikens boxing smartly. From my seat the fight looked like a close call for Brooker. He appeared frustrated by Aikens’ jab and move style. Plus Antowyan landed a few stiff shots of his own. One of them sliced a cut over Christopher’s eye. However, Brooker had the power edge in the fight and used it to good advantage in round three.

After chasing Aikens for nearly nine minutes, Brooker finally caught him with a hard right hand, and the punch put Aikens down. At the moment, it seemed the fight would end, but Aiken showed determination. He got up and did his best to resume boxing. He survived the round and went back to work in the fourth. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Yildirim stops Junior in two, Sahin edges Piternov

Avni Yildirim needed less than two rounds to stop Jackson Junior and defend his WBC Silver International Light Heavyweight Championship on Friday night in Berlin. Once more, the 24-year-old fast rising star from Turkey showed an impressive performance and proved to be too strong for the Brazilian slugger.

Junior who scored 18 of his 20 wins so far by knockout tried his best, came out swinging and turned the fight into an open war as long as it lasted. The 30-year-old “Demolidor” landed some hard shots but was too careless with his defense while trying to impress Yildirim. The young Turk took the blows and answered with some furious hooks to the head and body of his own. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Rotterdam at the scales

UFC Fight Night Rotterdam, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight clashes between Alistair Overeem-Andrei Arlovski, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva-Stefan Struve, airs live on FS1 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, May 8 at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at Noon ET / 9am PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT.

Main Event – UFC heavyweight five-round fight
No. 3 Alistair Overeem (244) vs No. 5 Andrei Arlovski (248)

FS1 Main Card
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (266) vs Stefan Struve (265)
Albert Tumenov (170) vs Gunnar Nelson (170)
Germaine de Randamie (135) vs Anna Elmose (135)
Nikita Krylov (205) vs Francimar Barroso (204)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (115) vs Heather Jo Clark (116)

FS1 Prelims
Rustam Khabilov (155) vs Chris Wade (155)
Magnus Cedenblad (185) vs Garreth McLellan (184)
Jon Tuck (156) vs Josh Emmett (156)
Yan Cabral (156) vs Reza Madadi (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Kyoji Horiguchi (125) vs Neil Seery (126)
Leon Edwards (169.5) vs Dominic Waters (170)
Ulka Sasaki (125) vs Willie Gates (125)

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May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Quintero disappointed with the doctor’s decision

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney


Lightweight Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-7, 6 KOs) isn’t happy about the stoppage in Friday night’s clash against Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) in Las Vegas. A close and exciting fight ended after round six when the doctor stopped the fight from moving forward due to a swollen shut left eye suffered by Quintero.

“I am very disappointed with the doctor’s decision,” he said afterward. “I had been fighting like this for two rounds and physically felt strong to continue, but they made the decision and that is something that I cannot control. It’s the Mexican blood in me that wills me to continue fighting and never give up. I will not stop fighting for my dream to one day become a world champion.”



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Teixeira ready to take on Stevens tonight

By Hesiquio Balderas

Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) talks about his showdown tonight against Curtis “The Cerebral Assassin” Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) on the HBO Pay-Per-View portion of the Canelo vs. Khan undercard in Las Vegas.



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Golden Boy Matchmaker sends Juan Manuel Marquez a message

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By Hesiquio Balderas

Robert Diaz, head matchmaker of Golden Boy Promotions, spoke exclusively to Fightnews.com® and has a special message to former world champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

Robert, why did you select Amir Khan as an opponent when Canelo has a lot to lose and very little to gain?

Well, first I have to tell you is it’s all about the styles. Styles make fights and we thought that Amir Khan is a very dangerous opponent and his style is very awkward, so I think is a difficult fight for Saul. Even more difficult than what people and the media think.

Talking about this mega event, on paper these fights should be exciting. What can the fans expect?

The fans can expect good matches. We have David Lemieux against Glen Tapia, both are punchers, both are brawlers, so they will produce fireworks. Then there’s Patrick Texeira fighting Curtis Stevenson, both are tremendous punchers, look at their records. There should be a knockout. Frankie Gomez vs. Mauricio Herrera is a hell of a fight, could be fight of the night. And Canelo vs. Khan is a great fight. We also have Diego de la Hoya facing an undefeated fighter, so to make it short, this card is for the fans. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

UFC

Overeem ready to claim long-awaited title shot

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Themba Tschicila dies in Mdantsane

By Ron Jackson

Former World Boxing Federation Africa junior lightweight champion Themba Tschicila passed away recently at his home in Mdantsane near East London. He was 39. It was reported that he had complained of a pain in his back the night before he passed away.

In his last fight on April 26 2014 in Qumbu, Eastern Cape he was stopped in two rounds by former world champion Mzonke Fana when challenging for the WBA Pan African junior lightweight title.

This was the pattern of Tshicila’s boxing career as he lost in challenges for the South African bantamweight, junior featherweight, junior lightweight on two occasions and featherweight titles against Sandile Mentile, Innocent Mthalane, Ali Funeka and Xolisani Ndongeni and Ludumo Galada. (more…)



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Kermit Cintron victorious in ring return

By John DiSanto at ringside

Former world champion Kermit “Killer” Cintron, 36-5-2, 28 KOs, won a workman-like 6-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores of Ecuador, 23-21-3, 15 KOs, in the co-feature at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Cintron dominated the action and won a landslide unanimous decision of 60-54 across the board.



May 7th, 2016

Boxing News

David Carmona: I’ll dethrone Inoue to bring the belt to Mexico

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi

What happened to the Japanese boxing world? Our formidable champs recently suffered bad fortune so that previously unbeaten Takashi Uchiyama was so quickly dethroned by unheralded Panamanian Jezreel Corrales in just two rounds and also undefeated Shinsuke Yamanaka was surprisingly dropped twice by Venezuelan underdog Liborio Solis despite his eventual triumph.

We bitterly remember the “Avalanche Phenomenon” in 1971, when we had five world champions, three of whom forfeited their titles in succession: Hiroshi Kobayashi by Alfredo Marcano, Shozo Saijo by Antonio Gomez and Yoshiaki Numata by Ricardo Arredondo. It was flyweight star Masao Ohba that halted the bad chain reaction by defeating Fernando Cabanela on points in October that year.

We wonder why Mexican boxers always look so confident and eloquent at press conferences here in Japan. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Petrov stops Quintero, Sanchez upsets Cano

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Emily Harney

In an entertaining slugfest, Petr “Zar” Petrov (37-4-2, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-7, 24 KOs) in a WBA lightweight elimination clash on a chilly Friday night at the outdoor Toshiba Plaza in front of T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Petrov connected with some flush right hands that left Quintero’s left eye closing by round two. Despite the eye, southpaw Quintero battled hard and rounds were close. The ring doctor gave Quintero a close look after round five. The fight was halted by the ring doctor after round six. With the win, Petrov unified the NABF and NABA 135lb titles.

In an upset, welterweight Alan Sanchez (18-3-1, 9 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former WBA interim super lightweight champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (29-5-1, 21 KOs). Sanchez outboxed Cano the whole way to win by scores of 97-93, 97-93 on two cards. Cano was up 96-94 on the third card. Sanchez claimed the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Jerkic crushes Charoesin in 91 seconds

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

Australian 154 pound champion Rocky Jerkic (14-0, 11 KOs) dropped Thailand’s, Chatri Charoesin (7-5, 4 KOs) in round one and referee Anthony Shipley called it off at the 1:31 mark on Friday at the Mediterranean House, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Jerkic looks destined for international honors.

In other action, John Halbi (3-1, 2 KOs) stopped Richard Smith (8-1, 4 KOs) in round three of a scheduled eight round NSW state 154 pound title bout. Halbi controlled the action in rounds one and two and dropped Smith in round three. The referee called it off at 1:49. Former two-time WBC 175 pound champion Jeff ” Hitman” Harding presented the belt. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo, Khan both make 155

Photos: Emily Harney

Saul Alvarez 155 vs. Amir Khan 155
(WBC middleweight title)

David Lemieux 160 vs. Glen Tapia 159.5
Frankie Gomez 146 vs. Mauricio Herrera 145.5
Patrick Teixeira 159 vs. Curtis Stevens 160

Diego De La Hoya 122 vs. Rocco Santomauro 121
Jason Quigley 160 vs. James De la Rosa 162

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

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May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Chisora erupts at Pulev weigh-in

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora runs rampage after being hit by a plastic bottle during the head-to-head for his European title fight against Kubrat Pulev tomorrow night at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg Germany. (Video: Team Sauerland)

Kubrat Pulev 249.1 vs. Dereck Chisora 241.8
(European heavyweight title)

Vincent Feigenbutz 165.3 vs. Crispulo Javier Andino 166.9
Ismail Özen 166.4 vs. Ramazi Gogichashvili 172.6
Stefan Härtel 167.6 vs. Ruslan Schelev 167.6
Noel Gevor 198.4 vs. Cristian Javier Medina 196.2
Anthony Yigit 142.4 vs. Philip Sutcliffe Jr 142.2

Venue: Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland
TV: AWE



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Deluca wins comeback

Matt Thompson at ringside

Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca(14-0, 10 KOs) scored an unanimous decision over France’s Salim Larbi (20-6-2, 7 KOs) in the main event of Murphys Boxing’s “Memorial Boxing” Series. at Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA

DeLuca, a former US Marine combat veteran, from nearby Whitman, MA, was returning after a year’s layoff following hand surgery, repairing a break suffered in sparring.

Larbi, a former world title challenger and the most experienced fighter DeLuca has faced, was a perfect step up in competition for the Al Haymon managed middleweight. It was a night of firsts for DeLuca, not only facing a better class of opposition, but his first eight-rounder as well as fighting at the lightest weight of his career, stepping on the scales at 156 pounds. DeLuca plans to campaign at jr middleweight, and it certainly looked to be an excellent decision as he looked strong and fast. (more…)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Full lineup for Sunday Night Fights on Bounce TV

Unbeaten rising middleweight contender Alantez Fox (18-0, 7 KOs) will square-off against Colombian brawler Milton Nunez (32-15-1, 29 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight attraction that headlines undercard action on Sunday, May 8 from the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Florida.

The May 8 event is headlined by undefeated super welterweight Kanat Islam taking on Colombia’s Juan De Angel in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce TV and BounceTV.com. Televised coverage features unbeaten prospects Miguel Cruz (12-0, 11 KOs) vs. Samuel Figueroa (10-0, 4 KOs) and featherweight prospect Dennis Galarza (12-1, 8 KOs) vs. Mexico’s Yardley Suarez (15-3, 9 KOs). (more…)



May 6th, 2016

UFC

Melendez-Barboza among news tidbits

The return of one of the best lightweights of this era will take place on July 23, with former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez taking on No. 6-ranked Edson Barboza at United Center in Chicago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla, Barroso make weight

The weigh-in for Saturday’s clash between WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs) and Ismael Barroso (19-0-2, 18 KOs) took place Friday in Manchester, England. Crolla weighed 134.3 lbs., Barroso weighed 134.2 lbs.

Venue: Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
Promoter: Matchroom Boxing
TV: AWE (USA), Sky Sports (UK)



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Stevens-Teixeira aiming to steal the show

This Saturday, middleweight Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) returns to the ring with his one-punch knockout power to face the aggressive up-and-coming prospect Patrick Teixeira (26-0, 22 KOs) in ten rounds of action for the vacant WBC De Las Americas title on the HBO Pay-Per-View portion of Saturday’s Canelo vs. Khan PPV card in Las Vegas. As far as the sportsbooks are concerned, Teixeira is a -170 favorite in what looks to be the closest match on the card.

Photo: Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy
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May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Kermit Cintron discusses comeback

Former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron talks about his comeback bout tonight against Eduardo Flores at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Zapari Boxing +1

The latest addition to the Zapari boxing family and Team Gilberto Ramirez arrived May 4 at 1:30 pm in La Palma, California, when Lourdes Valeria Zapari weighed in at 5.8 pounds! The proud parents, Hector and Paola Zapari, along with grandparents Jesus and Teresa, Uncle Luis and Aunt Marcela all are overjoyed for the newest member of ZapAri Boxing Promotions. Promoter Don Jesus Zapari is looking forward to getting back to the boxing business when Top Rank/Zapari Promotions’ world champion Gilberto “El Zurdo ” Ramirez returns to action July 23 in Las Vegas, defending his WBO 168 pound title vs. TBA on the Terrance Crawford vs Viktor Postal card at the MGM Grand.



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

New York state to help boxing community get health insurance

Fighters need to learn more about concussion risks, study says

Odds favor Saul Alvarez over Amir Khan

Khan is a changed man as he looks to upset Alvarez



May 6th, 2016

UFC

Sneaky best of Rotterdam

Fight Night Rotterdam offers up two thrilling heavyweight clashes in its main and co-main event. UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles is here to preview some of the best under-the-radar fights from the rest of the card . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Weights for Friday night’s King’s Promotions card at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia:

Christopher Brooker 168.8 vs. Antowyan Aikens 167
Kermit Cintron 153.9 vs. Eduardo Flores 156.7
Naim Nelson 139.4 vs. Carlos Velasquez 142.9
Scott Kelleher 139.4 vs. Terrell James 141.3
Erik Spring 153 vs. Justin Johnson 150.9
Aaron Brooks 165 vs. Ryan Bivins 165
Thomas Velasquez 130.4 vs. Grashino Yancy 131.2
Tyrone Crawley Jr. 137.7 vs. Korey Sloane 136.1
Amir Shabazz 174.4 vs. Tahlik Taylor 174.9
Emmanuel Folly 122.5 vs. Bryan Perez Nevarez 126.4

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: 2300 Arena
1st Bell: 7 PM



May 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Estrella TV Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Tom Hogan- Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Marvin Quintero 136.2 vs. Petr Petrov 134.4
(NABF/NABA lightweight titles)

Pablo Cesar Cano 146.4 vs. Alan Sanchez 147
(WBA Continental Americas welterweight title)

Alexis Rocha 147.6 vs. Abdel Vera 149
Horacio Garcia 121.8 vs. Erik Ruiz 122.4
Joet Gonzalez 121.8 vs. Ricardo Proano 125.6

Venue: Toshiba Plaza, Las Vegas (free admission)
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV

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May 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Corrales prefers Fortuna over Uchiyama rematch

By Héctor Villarreal

Newly crowned WBA 130lb super champion, Jezreel “El Invisible” Corrales along with his manager Lesbia de Moss and his promoter Rogelio Espiño, met a group of specialized Panamanian journalists to thank them for supporting him since the beginning of his career. Mrs. Moss spoke about several informal offers received from different promoters for Corrales’ first defense. “We trust Corrales enough to go anywhere and face any challenger. As a champion he has to be ready to a accept challenges from the best of the best,” she said.

Espiño confirmed that Corrales is still tied to Japanese promoters because of an option clause in the contract of last week’s victory over Takashi Uchiyama. “We still have some compromises with the Japanese, but it doesn’t mean that I won’t manage to get the best opportunities for Jezreel.”

Asked about his preference between a rematch with Uchiyama or a mandatory clash with current champion Javier Fortuna, from the Dominican Republic, Corrales said: “I proved that I can beat Uchiyama so I prefer to demonstrate my quality against Fortuna.”

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May 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Yildirim and Junior make weight in Berlin

This Friday (May 6th) fast rising Turkish star Avni Yildirim (9-0) is set to defend his WBC Silver International Light Heavyweight Championship against Brazilian slugger Jackson Junior (20-5) in Berlin, Germany. Although 24-year-old Yildirim has only had nine pro fights so far he is already making his fourth defense of the prestigious title which he won by outworking veteran Glen Johnson in Miami last August. In his last fight on February 26th in Offenbach, Turkey’s “Mr. Robot” scored a unanimous decision win over WBC no. 15 Walter Sequeira from Argentina which boosted Yildirim to no. 9 in the WBC ratings.
But while Avni seems to be on the fast track to the top he can surely not underestimate 30-year-old Jackson Junior who scored 18 of his 20 wins by way of knockout. (more…)



May 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo’s Trainer: We are ready for Golovkin

By Hesiquio Balderas

Eddy Reynoso trainer of WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez talked to Fightnews.com® at the media center located at the MGM Grand about the possibility of facing WBA, IBF and IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin if Canelo is able to defeat Amir Khan on Saturday at the T-Mobile arena here in Las Vegas.

“We are ready, we fear nobody. It’s a fight that has to be made. It’s a matter of doing some negotiations. Remember that Canelo is the A side now and we would fight Golovkin without a problem,” stated Reynoso.

Eddy even when on to predict how a fight between his star pupil and GGG would go. (more…)



May 5th, 2016

Boxing News

PBC on FS1 invades Saturday night

Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz (17-1, 8 KOs) and former world champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (35-5, 13 KOs) will meet in a 10-round battle of super lightweight contenders that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FS1 and FOX Deportes from the Dancehall in San Antonio on May 28. Rather than the normal Tuesday night time slot, this marks the first Saturday primetime PBC card on FS1 and FOX Deportes. The telecast will be going head to head against a live CBS Sports Net presentation of WBA interim welterweight champion David Avanesyan against future Hall of Famer Shane Mosley.

“This is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Diaz. “Miguel Vazquez is a great former champion and I’ll have to be at my best. I’m very thankful to be the main event again and I’m thrilled to fight in San Antonio for the first time.”

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to face a skilled Olympic Gold medalist like Felix Diaz,” said Vazquez. “He’s a good fighter, but he’s never faced someone as experienced and talented as I am. I look forward to a great victory in front of the great fight fans of San Antonio as I march towards becoming a world champion again.”



May 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin camp responds to Canelo

K2 Promotions’ Tom Loeffler has weighed in on comments by WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez that WBA/IBF/WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin hasn’t “earned” a shot at the WBC middleweight title.

“GGG will be in Las Vegas to watch the Canelo vs Kahn fight to see who his next opponent will be as mandated by the WBC,” Loeffler told Fightnews.com®. “Canelo vs Kahn should be a great matchup between size and power vs speed and movement, he is looking forward to watching that fight.

“GGG has been the WBC Interim Champion and mandatory challenger since October 2014 for Miguel Cotto, long before Canelo ever fought for that title. He doesn’t care who he fights for the WBC title. Whether it would have been Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto, who we couldn’t make fights with, or Canelo Alvarez or Amir Kahn, he just wants to enforce his rights to fight for the title to be one step closer to his goal of unifying the middleweight division.”



May 5th, 2016

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World-rated Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller returns May 27

WBO #11, WBA #12 and IBF #15 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs) will face Topeka, Kansas, slugger Nick Guivas (12-3-2, 9 KOs) for the WBO NABO Heavyweight Championship on May 27 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York. The two power-punching heavies will meet in the main event of Greg Cohen Promotions’ next installment of “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network.”

In the night’s 10-round lightweight co-main event, red-hot Filipino prospect Harmonito “El Huracan de Gensan” Dela Torre (17-0, 12 KOs) will make his debut on US soil against capable veteran Guillermo Sanchez (15-18-1, 6 KOs) of Buffalo.



May 5th, 2016




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