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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March 4 at ...

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Jesus Cuellar, Abner Mares Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime WBA featherweight world champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KO’s) of Argentina and his opponent Hawaiian Gardens, California's ...

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Boxing News

Weights from Woodland Hills

Cleotis Pendarvis 138.6 vs. Robert Frenkel 140
(USBA & WBC USNBC light welterweight titles)
Loren Myers 174 vs. Tyrell Hendrix 171.4
Paul Mpendo 153.4 vs. Anton Novikov 151.2
Shawn Nichol 120.6 vs. Raymond Chacon 120.4
James Ventry 141.2 vs. Aslanbek Kozaev 146.8
Ricardo Malfavon 151.6 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 157.8

Venue: Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA
Promoter: Art Of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Pitbull Boxing, and Ural Boxing Promotions



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia has signed, Caballero hasn’t

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia is one step closer to fighting for his first world title belt. Whether it is against Celestino Caballero remains to be seen. Garcia is tentatively scheduled to fight Caballero on July 28th at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA. Sampson Lewkowicz won a purse bid on Thursday, May 3rd in Miami to promote the fight between the two-division world champion from Panama and the unbeaten Garcia, who grew up in Oxnard, CA. Caballero holds the WBA World featherweight title.

Lewkowicz told Fightnews.com early last week that he sent out contracts on May 14th to Mayweather Promotions, which represents Caballero, and Top Rank, which represents Garcia. Cameron Dunkin, who manages Garcia, told Fightnews.com Thursday morning that Garcia signed his contract on Wednesday. On Wednesday, Lewkowicz verified Garcia signing his contract on his twitter account. (more…)



May 24th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from St. Charles, Missouri

Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Ji-Hon Kim 135.0 vs Alisher Rahimov 134.5
Brandon McCrary 229.5 vs Ed Fountain 216.5
Steve Kollin 145.5 vs Chris Rapa 147.0
Joel Godfrey 209.5 vs Vince Thompson 236.5
Julius Fogle 177.5 vs Ryan Coyne 177.0
Nick Fannin 130.5 vs Samir Simpson -Bey 131.0
Mitchell Harris 198.5 vs Ian Warren 199.0
Charon Spain 145.0 vs Leon Spinks lll 143.5
Venue: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Missouri
TV: ESPN2



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Abis, Ali Ndiaye, Sarritzu in action Saturday

On Saturday in Quartu S. Elena (Cagliari), Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show with 2 titles on the line. European Union welterweight champion Luciano Abis (32-2-1, 15 KOs) will defend his title against Polish Rafal Jackiewicz (40-10-1, 20 KOs). This fight is a rematch. In February of 2009 in Poland, Jackiewicz beat Abis on points for the European title.

European Union super middleweight champion and WBC #12 and WBO #15 Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (21-1, 12 KOs) will defend his title against Spanish Jose Maria Guerrero (29-3-1, 11 KOs).

On the undercard former European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (32-5-4, 12 KOs) will fight David Kanalas on 6 rounds.

Sportitalia 2 will broadcast the show live from 9 PM.



May 24th, 2012


Boxing News

Bradley media day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. gets his hands taped during a jam-packed media day Thursday in preparation for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. For more details and photos click here…



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

New foe for Joel Diaz

Emmanuel Lucero has stepped in to face unbeaten rising star Joel Diaz on June 2 at the Emerald Queen Casino as part of Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 87” card in Tacoma, WA. Lucero (26-10-1, 14 KOs), who made headlines in 2003 when he faced boxing legend Manny Pacquiao for the IBF super bantamweight championship, replaces Guillermo Sanchez (13-6-1, 5 KOs).

“These kinds of things happen in boxing,” promoter Brian Halquist said of the withdrawal. “Sometimes the replacement fight ends up being much better; and that is certainly the case in this situation. I’m glad we were able to get a suitable replacement and one that has a reputation for making great fights. Plus he has fought the best fighter on the planet, not to mention everybody and anybody along the way. I thank Emmanuel Lucero for his willingness to take on a bright young star like Joel Diaz on short notice. This has the making of one of the best fights we have had in a long while.”

Tickets start at $25 and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets (including online) or by visiting the EQC box office. The doors open at 6p and the first bell is at 7p.



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin Media Day

By Miguel Maravilla

Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs) made it clear to everyone at the press conference last month at the J.W Marriot at LA Live in Los Angeles, that he would be going to Pluto for his upcoming fight with former world champion Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs) next Saturday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. With a little over a week to go, Quillin looks ready for his mission to Pluto as he worked out for the media at the Wild Card Gym, in Hollywood California.

“This has been the best training camp I have ever been a part of with Eric and Freddie working with me, also doing strength and conditioning taking the work to another level,” Quillin told Fightnews.com

“He is ready to go, he is at his peak, the step up in class had to come sooner or later, Eric and I have put in the time to prepare him for Winky as well as the next level,” Freddie Roach told Fightnews.com (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Ortiz Lopez in Southern California Showdown

By Miguel Maravilla

When Andre Berto tested positive last week for a banned substance for his rematch with Victor Ortiz, (29-3-2, 22KOs) revenge would be out of the picture for Berto and Ortiz was left without an opponent. This would have been the second fight in a row that would have been scratched for Victor Ortiz as last February’s rematch with Berto was postponed, due to a torn bicep injury suffered by Berto to what was supposed to be June 23. When the news broke about Andre Berto failed his drug test, that left Golden Boy Promotions along with Ortiz’ manager, Rolando Arellano scrambling for an opponent. Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs) was already slated to fight on June 22 against Kendall Holt on ESPN Friday Night Fights, but that fight was also cancelled when Holt pulled out of the fight. It was reported Sunday that Josesito Lopez would step in as Andre Berto’s replacement.

The press conference kicked off Wednesday to officially announce “Vicious” Victor Ortiz of Oxnard vs. Riverside’s California’s Josesito López at the Staples Center Starr Plaza for their June 23 bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will be televised live on Showtime. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

UFC

The Comeback of Shane Del Rosario

UFC 146 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Shane del Rosario is probably tired of talking about the worst year of his life, but he does it anyway. And when you hear him relate the details of his recovery from an April 2011 car accident in which he was blindsided by a drunk driver, losing nearly 14 months of his career as he recovered from injuries that ranged from several herniated to bulging discs in his back, you don’t hear any sense of ‘why me?’ though he would be more than entitled to feeling that way . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Menard to face Smith on June 16

Boxncar Promotions has confirmed that UBO lightweight beltholder Mason Menard (19-1, 14 KOs) will make the first defense of his title on June 16 at the Evangeline Downs Casino in Opelousas, Louisiana against dangerous challenger “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-3-2, 10 KOs). Menard won the UBO title in August 2011 when he impressively stopped former WBO world title challenger Joseph Laryea from Ghana in four rounds, and he has since stayed busy with clear victories in non title fights over Rynell Griffin and Herbert Quartey. Residing in nearby Rayne Louisiana, Menard can expect massive support from his loyal fans on June 16. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Arreola Returns to Staples Center

Photo: Craig Bennett/Showtime

By Miguel Maravilla

Heavyweight contender Riverside’s Chris “The Nightmare”Arreola (35-2, 30KOs) will be returning to the Staples Center on Saturday, June 23 on the undercard of Victor Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez. Arreola was on hand at Wednesday’s press conference to officially announce Ortiz vs. Lopez and his role on the undercard.

“It’s an honor to be fighting at the Staples Center again. The last time I left here I was dejected. I was in tears because I had just lost the biggest fight of my career. It was embarrassing, but I’m going to leave here with my hands in the air on June 23,” Arreola said at the press conference. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Kovalev-Boone rematch added June 1

An important eight-round light-heavyweight attraction has been added to the June 1 boxing card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. Hard-hitting Sergey Kovalev (17-0-1, 15 KOs) and upset artist Darnell Boone (19-18-3, 8 KOs) meet in an eight-round rematch which could jump-start one of their careers. In the first fight between Kovalev and Boone on Oct. 10, 2010, in Atlanta, Kovalev was fortunate to escape with an eight-round split decision. All three scorecards were 76-75, two for Kovalev, one for Boone.

Topping the card are two championship fights: Gabriel Rosado vs. Sechew Powell in a 12-round match for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title, and Ronald Cruz vs. Prenice Brewer for the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight belt. NBC Sports Network will televise the twin 12-rounders as part of its Fight Night series.



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Pacquiao on Kimmel show tonight

In a battle of pound for pound box office attractions, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and television’s late-night comedy king Jimmy Kimmel will go one-on-one for the sixth time in their series of entertaining appearances together dating back to November 3, 2009. Pacquiao will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight on ABC beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT. Sold out for months, Thursday’s episode will also feature Academy Award®-winning actress Charlize Theron and a musical performance by Graffiti6. Kimmel, the self-proclaimed “lucky rabbit’s foot” of Pacman, has had the Filipino icon on his show before every fight for nearly three years.



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Froch: Weigh-in crowd will give me early edge

Carl Froch believes he can get an early advantage over Lucian Bute at tomorrow’s public weigh-in at the Capital FM Arena. Froch and Bute will take to the scales ahead of Saturday night’s IBF super middleweight World title clash, and The Cobra wants his fans to turn out in force just like they did when 3,000 of them cheered him on at the weigh-in for his last fight in Nottingham against Andre Dirrell three years ago.

“Bute is going to feel the full force of my fans tomorrow – there’s nothing like The Cobra’s army in full force,” said Froch. “It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day so I hope they come out in their thousands. When I weighed in for the Dirrell fight they definitely gave me an edge – he was intimidated by the huge numbers and then they started chanting for me. They created a real racket and they will tomorrow – and Lucian will get a little idea of what’s in store for him on Saturday night, but times by three.”



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Sirb responds to BDB statement

As per your letter regarding Oliver McCall let me state some FACTS;

The letter you received from the Florida Commission simply states that McCall is under no “Florida” suspension – this does not mean he is cleared to compete. You also state it was your understanding that McCall held a valid Florida license – he DOES NOT – that so-called license referenced in the letter simply meant that McCall has a current Federal Identification Card – this does not mean he has a valid boxing license.

Also your comments that “the BDB doesn’t even have a Fight Fax account” clearly states to me and I am sure to many US Boxing Commissions that the BDB is really NOT interested in accurately determining a Boxer’s win/loss record nor their medical suspensions. Fight Fax is recognized around the world as the authority on boxing records and medical and administrative suspensions. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Russian contenders in action Friday

Two undefeated prospects from the Ural Boxing Promotions stable, Anton Novikov (24-0, 10 KOs) and Aslanbek Kozaev (20-0, 6 KOs), will make their California debuts on the undercard of Friday’s War At Woodland Hills 8 boxing show at the Warner Center Marriott. Novikov, is currently ranked #7 in the WBC ratings and is the sanctioning body’s Baltic Welterweight Champion. Kozaev, is the EBU’s External European Welterweight Champion and recently introduced himself to Manny Pacquiao at Wildcard Boxing Club with several tough rounds of sparring in anticipation for his bout with Timothy Bradley.

Novikov and Kozaev’s 6-round bouts will be in support of the 12-round main event of Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA Light Welterweight Title and Frankel’s WBC USNBC Light Welterweight title. Pendarvis and Frankel will start the Memorial Day weekend fireworks with a heated battle to determine which fighter earns a top 15 world ranking and a shot at an IBF or WBC world title. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Confirmed: Gonzalez-Ponce De Leon

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexicans boxing stars Jhonny Gonzalez and Daniel Ponce de Leon will collide September 15 at the MGM Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the WBC featherweight world title of Gonzalez on the event organized by Golden Boy Promotions headlined by Saul “Canelo “Alvarez in defense of his WBC super welterweight championship against Paul Williams. This information has been confirmed to Fightnews.com from Promociones del Pueblo president Oswaldo Kuchle.

The Gonzalez Camp was considering an optional defense against Salvador Sanchez II on July 7, but today Promociones del Pueblo closed these conversations. “Gonzalez-De Leon is a fight we discussed for a few weeks with Golden Boy Promotions. It’s a great opportunity and will be a great night for Mexico and world boxing. We are showing that our company can get big fights inside Mexico and out, so we are working hard and presenting good events all over,” said Oswaldo Kuchle.



May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

Williams to face Welliver June 28

Heavyweight road warrior Sherman “Tank” Williams will challenge WBO Asia Pacific and WBC Asian Boxing Council Champion Chauncy “Hillyard Hammer” Welliver on June 28 in Macau, China. Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) hasn’t fought in 1 ½ years, since he was involved in a highly-controversial “no contest” with Evander Holyfield for the World Boxing Federation title, at The Greenbrier in White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia.

“I’m looking for a break,” Williams said about his fight with Welliver (53-5-5, 20 KOs). “I’m not discouraged. I’ll be coming to fight like I always do. I’ve been sitting on the bench, training in the gym, and I couldn’t wait to fight. This is an important fight for me. I don’t know too much about Welliver other than he’s had a lot of fights. The only two guys he’s fought I’m familiar with are David Bostice and Bert Cooper in his last fight. He has a lot of experience and I’m sure he coming in top shape to fight. I have a lot of experience, against better opponents, and I’m sure that he’s never fought anybody like Sherman ‘Tank’ Williams. A lot of his fights have gone the distance, so he better put on his track shoes. I should be able to go over there and take him into the ocean. It’s going to be a helluva fight. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Feature Story

BDB-President Thomas Pütz responds to Greg Sirb calling for ban on title fights in Germany

After reading the false public accusations of Mr. Greg Sirb regaring the sanctioning of fights in Germany involving suspended fighters I feel that in my position as president of the Bund Deutscher Berufsboxer (BDB) and in order to preserve the BDB and boxing in Germany in general from any harm I have to defend the dignity of the BDB and therefore to clarify a couple of things.

The BDB – internationally referred to as German Boxing Commission – is only sanctioning fights and allowing boxers to step into the ring when both contestants present valid home licenses and letters of their home commissions confirming that they are medically fit and allowed to participate in a professional boxing contest. In addition to that we have some of the best ringside physicians in the world working for the BDB who check and control the health of every fighter entering the ring before the weigh-in. Luckily, the world sanctioning bodies who have worked with the BDB for a long time and will surely continue working with the BDB in the future know that we are very strict in enforcing our rules and the BDB has never and will never allow boxers to enter the ring who are not medically cleared to compete in a fight. On the contrary, it has been the BDB who stripped the reigning German Champion from his belt because of his medical condition. We have been criticized, insulted and even sued because the health of the fighter was more important to us than the sanctioning fees we could have collected if we had allowed the champion to defend his title. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Interview

“Red Hot” interview with Rob Frankel

Interview by Bill Green
Photos by De’vo Vom Schattenreich

Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing and Pitbull Boxing, present “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series Friday at the Warner Center Marriott, with the 12-round main event featuring Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (14-3-2, 5KOs) vs. Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (30-11-1, 6KOs) for the vacant USBA and Frankel’s WBC USNBC light welter welterweight titles.

Pendarvis, out of Los Angeles, rated # 1 by USBA/IBF, is a slick southpaw who has been in with several big name camps including Delahoya, Mosley, and Antonio Margarito. Pendarvis has been in the ring with the likes of 1996 US Olympian, Terrence Cauthen and world ranked jr. welter prospect, Mauricio Herrera.

Frankel, from Denver, Colorado,  has beaten the likes of Bobby Pacquaio and Ricardo Dominguez while facing world class fighters Lamont Peterson, John Molina, and David Diaz, to name a few. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

Boxing Result

Report/gallery: Gonzalez vs. Caro

Ringside by Felipe Leon
Photos by Diego “Pelucho” Morales

Among chants of “Animo, Fantasma! (Courage, Ghost!)” from more than the 6,500 hometown fans in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, WBC USNBC super bantamweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25 KOs) stopped former world title challenger Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-11-4, 18 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico, in nine rounds last Saturday night. The world title bout headlined a multi fight card held at the Monumental bull ring of Tepic and presented by Erik Morales’ Box Latino and broadcast live on Mexico’s mega channel Televisa. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC 146 presser today!

UFC 146 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET


See all 10 heavyweight fighters at the UFC 146 pre-fight press conference streaming live from Las Vegas on Thursday, May 24 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More

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May 24th, 2012

Late Result

“MAYhem in Dorchester” results

By Mark Vaz

In front of a sellout crowd, undefeated New England welterweight champion Derek Silveira (7-0, 3 KOs) of Salem, MA successfully defended his title with a fourth round knockout over veteran Shakha Moore of Connecticut in the main event of this past Saturday’s “MAYhem in Dorchester” card Dorchester National Guard Armory in Dorchester, MA. Bringing 31 professional fights worth of experience into the bout, Moore found himself outboxed from the opening round by the quick-handed Silveira, who consistently worked behind a sharp and accurate jab, eventually landing a four punch combination in the neutral corner, finishing the show with the last punch, a chopping right to the chin. Moore beat the count but still looked visibly hurt, prompting referee Bob Benoit to halt the action. (more…)



May 24th, 2012

UFC

Nelson adds a dose of mean to Big Country diet

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Distraught isn’t the right word, so let’s just say that upon learning that his opponent this weekend at UFC 146, Dave Herman, wasn’t using the nickname “Pee Wee” anymore, Roy Nelson simply went into denial . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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May 24th, 2012

Boxing News

EBU orders Alekseev-Arslan rematch

After the controversial draw in the European cruiserweight championship match between Alexander Alekseev (24-2, 20 KOs) and Firat Arslan (32-6-1, 21 KOs), the European Boxing Union (EBU) has ordered a rematch. Promoters Erol Ceylan (EC Box Promotion and Waldemar Kluch (Universum Box-Promotion) have until June 23 to arrange the bout. In the event both parties can’t reach a deal, a purse bid will be held at EBU headquarters in Rome. Initial discussions have already taken place between the two promoters, so a purse bid is unlikely.



May 24th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Boston

Danny O’Connor 142.5 vs. Daniel Sostre 142.5
Ryan Kielczweski 129 vs. Ira Terry 128.5
Delen Parsley 157 (2 lbs over) vs. Dustin Reinhold 153
Luis Rosa 122.5 vs. Victor Valenzuela 122.5
Aleksandra Magdziak Lopes 149 vs. Lyneisha Jefferson 154
Emmanuel Medina 159 vs. Dan Bonnell 160.5
Venue: Boston House of Blues



May 24th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Rhode Island

Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina 167.5
Thomas Falowo 163 vs. Samuel Clarkson 163
Richard Starnino 175 vs. Paul Gonsalves 174
Kevin Cobbs 179 vs. Kentrell Claiborne 180.5
Alex Amparo 167.5 vs. Luis Felix 167
Terrance Smith Jr. 183.5 vs. Rich Gingras 183
Joseph Rabotte 205 vs. Mike Wilson 201
Carmen Cruz 116 vs. Shelito Vincent 120.5
Joe Gardner 164 vs. Julio Garcia 162
Alan Beeman 133.5 vs. Zack Ramsey 135

Venue: Twin River Casino, in Lincoln, Rhode Island
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield Classic Entertainment & Sports



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Rosado ready for Powell

When Gabriel Rosado learned he was fighting Sechew Powell instead of Joel Julio on June 1, he and trainer Billy Briscoe booked themselves a trip to California for three weeks of training at Freddie Roach’s famed Wild Card gym in Hollywood. “It’s just what I needed,” said Rosado (left), who meets Powell for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Junior Middleweight Title at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

“At first I wasn’t crazy about fighting a lefty, but the junior middleweight division is full of them so it all turned out for the better. I’m talking about Paul Williams, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara. These are guys I need to get in there with so fighting Sechew Powell is another step down that road. I’m getting plenty of good work at the Wild Card and I feel good and I’m looking forward to proving myself again. I know a lot of people are skeptical, saying that the last guy I beat (Jesus Soto-Karass) was made to order for me. We’ll see if they right or wrong after June 1.” (more…)



May 23rd, 2012

UFC

Struve more dangerous than ever

UFC 146 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, May 26 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Former K-1 champion Mark Hunt isn’t just the striker of the moment, he’s one who is likely to go down in the history books as one of the hardest punchers mixed martial arts has ever seen. So the man who was supposed to fight him this Saturday at UFC 146, Stefan Struve, knew what he was facing and what he was getting himself into with “The Super Samoan” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Bute-Froch Presser

The official press conference for Saturday’s anticipated clash between IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute and former WBC world champion Carl Froch took place today at the Albert Hall in Nottingham, England.

Lucian Bute: “I’ve worked very hard for this fight. I know it’s not an easy fight for me but I came here to win. I’m a winner.”

Carl Froch: “If Bute thinks he can come here to my home and best me he’s wrong. I know what it’s like to fight against the crowd, I did it in Denmark. To come to my backyard insults me, I’m gonna punish him. I’m gonna enjoy it. Thanks to him for coming over but he’s making a big mistake.”



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Ortiz-Lopez Presser

Photo: Rocco Morales

It was officially announced today that popular contender Josesito Lopez, of Riverside, Calif., has been tapped to meet “Vicious” Victor Ortiz in the main event on Saturday, June 23, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif. for the vacant WBC silver welterweight title. Lopez, who had been training for a June 22 bout that was canceled days ago, replaces Andre Berto following Berto’s failed pre-fight drug test which was revealed last Friday.

Ortiz vs. Lopez will headline a three-fight telecast that now will include top rated heavyweight Chris Arreola in a 10-round bout against an opponent to be determined and the previously announced 12-round bout between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Lightweight title.



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Jones Jr. vs. Kostecki Presser in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk in Warsaw, Poland
Photos: Sebastian Andrzejewski

“It was like dream coming true, Christmas in June – fighting with the man who was and still is my idol. I always wanted to meet Roy and now we are together in Poland, announcing our fight. It’s unreal,” said #4 WBC ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KO) today in downtown Warsaw’s Marriott Hotel.

“I know that David is a good fighter, tough and I’m sure he did see all my tricks watching my tapes. This is why I will prepare something special for June 30. It’s a great feeling to know that all the blood, sweat and tears I did put into my style did not waste,” – said four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (55-8, 40 KO) who arrived in Warsaw to announce his PPV fight promoted by Square Ring Promotions and Knockout Promotions.

And just after six hours in Poland he was back on the plane to US. (more…)



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Boxing at Santa Monica Pier

Report and Photos: Francisco Salazar

For heavyweight Javier Torres, winning your professional debut is one thing. Winning your professional debut in front of legendary Sugar Ray Leonard could be off the charts for the young fighter. Torres won a hard-fought four round majority decision over Kourtney Boden Tuesday night on the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, CA. The bout headlined a four-bout “Big Fighters, Big Cause” card, presented by Sugar Ray Leonard and B. Riley and Company. The card, in its third year, benefitted the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and raised funds for research and awareness towards a cure for juvenile diabetes. (more…)



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

New Fight Promoter U Manual Available

The only fight promotions “how to” manual is now available for purchase, and it has been updated and is bigger than ever.

Fight Promoter University founder Roy Englebrecht announced today that he has updated the current Fight Promoter University Manual and is now making it available to the public at a cost of only cost $199.

“In preparing for the FPU VIII session June 5-8, I wanted to update the FPU Manual that is given to each student, so I thought why not now make it available to those who cannot attend,” said Englebrecht. “This updated version is now 320 pages and includes separate sections on Ticket Sales, Sponsorships, Promotions, Show Operations, our Fight Club OC and Battle In The Ballroom shows procedures, and other Venues and Shows Agreement. It is really the only “soup to nuts” and “one of a kind” manual for new or current fight promoters, that will prove invaluable as you build a fight promotions business.” (more…)



May 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Pacquiao Bible Study

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao holds bible study with spiritual advisor Pastor Jeric Soriano Tuesday night after training in preparation for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.

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May 23rd, 2012




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