Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Wach camp confirms Klitschko fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko

After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows his next target – undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach. “Undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) of Global Boxing Promotions will face IBO/IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO) on November 10th 2012 in Hamburg, Germany,” said Mariusz Kolodziej, CEO of Global Boxing Promotions. “I’m pleased to inform that after weeks of negotiation we have finally reached an agreement and came to terms that will satisfy both sides. I’d like to thank the entire Klitschko team and K2 Promotions for the cooperation,” said the official statement released by Wach’s promoter. In his last fight, Klitschko easily defeated Tony Thompson while Wach knocked out Tye Fields – both fights ended in the sixth round.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows …


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Ronnie van der Walt dies in Jamaica

By Ron Jackson

Ronnie van der Walt, who challenged Willie Ludick for the SA welterweight title in June 1963, has died in Jamaica. He was 77 years old. Van der Walt, who was born in Cape Town, is still regarded as a tragic victim of the SA race classification laws. A British journalist, John Pilger, told the story in his book Heroes, published by Jonathan Cape in 1986. In 1967, Van der Walt received a letter from the interior ministry, informing him that he had been classified as a “coloured” person in terms of the Population Registration Amendment Act. But Van der Walt had been a pupil at a “whites only” school and had always fought as a white. The same letter was sent to the Cape Boxing Control Board and because “mixed sport” was illegal in South Africa at the time, Van der Walt was withdrawn from a tournament to be held at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Ronnie van der Walt, who challenged Willie Ludick for the SA welterweight title in June 1963, has …



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Fantasy Springs Undercard

Before the featured fights on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, there will be a five-fight undercard. The lineup includes the younger brother of Friday’s headliner Randy Caballero, 18-year-old junior featherweight Ryan Caballero, who will make his professional debut against Los Angeles’ Manuel Machorro (0-6-1) in a four round matchup. A boxer since the age of eight, Caballero is a former Junior Olympic and Ringside World champion. Also in action is junior middleweight Christopher Pearson (7-0, 4 KO’s) against Christian Nava (2-1-1) in a six rounder. Pearson is a decorated amateur boxer who won the 2011 United States National Championship and the 2009 PAL National title. (more…)

Before the featured fights on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, there will be a five-fight …


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Harrison & Odom Ready For Rematch

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom talked with the press today in advance of their rematch at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night. Harrison had to work hard in winning an unanimous eight round decision on July 27 over Odom but promises this time things will be different. “I underestimated him the first time, took his record for granted,” stated Detroit’s undefeated light middleweight Harrison. “I’m looking for a KO within the first four rounds. I’ve trained twice as hard for this one, he is tough but he can’t beat me.”

Odom flown in from Inglewood, CA was reserved in his comments although he did say he was here to win. In order to change the outcome in this rematch he felt he would need to be “more busier” and that it “should be a good show.” (more…)

Story and photos by Bob Ryder Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom talked with the press today in advance of their …




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Soliman, Lorenzo make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werber Kalin

Sam Soliman 159.1 vs. Giovanni Lorenzo 159.6
(IBF elimination middleweight bout)

Venue: Geelong Arena, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: David Stanley

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werber Kalin Sam Soliman 159.1 vs. Giovanni Lorenzo 159.6 (IBF elimination middleweight …


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Sadam Ali headlines PPV card on Oct 27

World Kid Promotions, owned and operated by undefeated welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), announced today that Ali will headline an Integrated Sports pay-per-view event on October 27 in Brooklyn at the Aviator Sports Complex. Ali will fight an opponent to be determined in the 10-round main event. The 10-round co-feature will showcase unbeaten WBA #11/WBC #13 cruiserweight Santander “Acucar” Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs).

The card will take place one week after the opening of the Barclays Center, which heralds the return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn after more than a 50-year hiatus.

World Kid Promotions, owned and operated by undefeated welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), …


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More on Cunningham-Gavern

Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, will make his debut in the heavyweight division on September 8th against Jason Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs. The 10-round fight is part of a big afternoon heavyweight triple header promoted by Main Events, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Former two-time world champion, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, and Travis Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, fight in the main event, a 12-rounder for Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight Title, and emerging heavyweight star Bryant Jennings, 14-0, 6 KOs, and Chris Koval, 25-9, 18 KOs, faceoff in the third featured heavyweight contest. All can be seen on WeathTV and WealthTV.com.

It will be a night of firsts for Cunningham who recently signed a promotional contract with Main Events. Cunningham makes his first start under his new agreement with the promoter, and will fight for the very first time at the new weight. (more…)

Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, will make his debut in the heavyweight division on September …


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Full report: Tapia died from heart disease

Story & photo by Jose Leon Castillo

A press conference in Albuquerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former five-time world champion died due to heart disease. An autopsy report released on Wednesday revealed the cause of death that had the New Mexico legend passing away approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the age of 45.

Though prescription drugs played a part, the cause of death has officially been ruled an accident due to heart disease complications.  There were no illegal drugs in Tapia’s system. (more…)

Story & photo by Jose Leon Castillo A press conference in Albuquerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former …



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Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez Makes U.S. Debut

Report and photo by Felipe Leon

Current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25KOs) finds himself entrenched deep in the south Mexican mountains at the Otomi Ceremonial Center as he prepares for his U.S. debut set for September 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the under card of the much anticipated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez middleweight championship fight at the Thomas and Mack Center. Gonzalez is scheduled for a featherweight eight rounder against the always-dangerous TBA. (more…)

Report and photo by Felipe Leon Current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25KOs) finds himself entrenched …


UFC

Frankie goes to featherweight

The UFC featherweight division is known for its fast-paced, high-skilled bouts and the well-rounded skills of its participants, and now a high-profile, former 155-pound kingpin is heading to their ranks, immediately adding even more depth to the weight class .. Click more by Mike Straka, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

The UFC featherweight division is known for its fast-paced, high-skilled bouts and the well-rounded skills of its participants, and now …


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Confirmed: Klitschko vs. Wach

IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) will next defend his belts against unbeaten Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) on November 10 at the o2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Wlad has already confirmed the bout, stating that the fight will be special because he’s never fought an opponent larger than himself. Klitschko stands 6’6 and Wach is 6’7 and change.

IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) will next defend his belts against unbeaten Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) …


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Welliver vs Fujimoto on September 19

By David Finger
Photo of Fujimoto: Ulysses G. Sato

In a bout that promises to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in Japanese history, WBC #15 ranked Chauncy Welliver (53-6-5, 20 KOs) travels to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo to fight undefeated Japanese contender Kyotaro Fujimoto (4-0, 3 KOs) in a 10-round non-title fight on September 19th. The fight is already the most talked about heavyweight fight in Japan since Mike Tyson came to Tokyo to fight James Douglas back in 1990. Although Welliver has considerably more experience in the boxing ring than his 26-year old opponent, few see this as a mismatch. Fujimoro has already established himself as one of the most feared and respected MMA fighters in Japan, amassing over 30 fights in the sport. His professional boxing career has also started off in impressive fashion, with knockouts over veterans Clarence Tillman and Afa Tatupu in his last two fights as well as an impressive knockout over fellow prospect Jae-Chan Kim back in March of this year. Still, many wonder if he may be biting off more than he can chew so early in his career. (more…)

By David Finger Photo of Fujimoto: Ulysses G. Sato In a bout that promises to be one of the biggest …



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Tapia died from heart disease

By Jose Leon Castillo

A press conference in Albuqerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former five-time world champion died due to heart disease. An autopsy report released on Wednesday revealed the cause of death that had the New Mexico legend passing away on May 27. Though prescription drugs played a part, the cause of death has officially been ruled an accident due to heart disease complications.  There were no illegal drugs in Tapia’s system.

By Jose Leon Castillo A press conference in Albuqerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former five-time world champion …


UFC

“The Thoroughbred” on his UFC return

Veteran mixed martial arts welterweight Jay Hieron was climbing into bed after a grueling day’s training when his cell phone started blowing up. It was his manager with the news Hieron had been waiting for since 2005: the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization had offered him a fight. A big fight – on the huge UFC 151 card – against a man Hieron had already beaten, Jake Ellenberger. It was an opportunity to fight in the UFC® for the first time since October of 2005. (more…)

Veteran mixed martial arts welterweight Jay Hieron was climbing into bed after a grueling day’s training when his cell phone …


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Robles ready for Herrera

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

The controversial super flyweight WBC FECARBOX champion, Miguel “El Loco” Robles (11-1-2, 5 KOs) is ready to face Juan “Cowi” Herrera (7-5, 3KOs) on Saturday, September 1 at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum. “We have prepared as if we were going to fight for the world title. We know that Cowi is a warrior and will come forward all the time. I know him very well and he is a dangerous fighter,” Miguel Robles said. “‘El Loco’ made it clear that on Saturday, September 1st, a war will occur in the ring. The Cowi and I have named our fight The War, because it will be! We will leave everything up there and I am ready and I will win.”

“It’s a very even fight, and will be very exciting for the fans. Saturday, September 1st in Caguas will be a great event for boxing fans,” said businessman and promoter Héctor Soto. (more…)

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions The controversial super flyweight WBC FECARBOX champion, Miguel “El Loco” Robles (11-1-2, 5 KOs) is ready …


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Garcia-Morales/Maliginaggi-Cano official

Big-time boxing returns to Brooklyn after more than a 50-year hiatus on Saturday, October 20, when Golden Boy Promotions presents the first boxing event at the new Barclays Center. Televised live on SHOWTIME, the night will feature a star-studded boxing card including two world championship fights and a host of New York’s top talents.

The main event will feature unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia defending his WBA/WBC super lightweight world championships against the man he defeated to win the WBC belt, legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales. In the co-featured bout, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi risks his WBA welterweight world championship against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano.

Tickets start at $50 and go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET and will be available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster locations, or at 800-745-3000.

Big-time boxing returns to Brooklyn after more than a 50-year hiatus on Saturday, October 20, when Golden Boy Promotions presents …



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Adamek: Walker can’t provoke me

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

“It’s almost the end of our training camp and the most important part of it for me and every fighter out there is that there are no injuries and we did everything what we want to in the camp. Everything else is media noise,” said Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) from his camp in Jersey City. On September 8 at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Adamek will fight for the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt against Travis “The Freight Train” Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) in a bout that can be seen on WealthTV and WealthTV.com.

“I know that Travis is predicting that he will knock me out, repeating this in every media interview. I was knocked out by Walker at least three times already, but surprisingly, I still feel pretty good,” joked Adamek when Fightnews.com spoke with the Polish heavyweight contender after another grueling training session. “I’m sure that Walker is convinced that he knows how to beat me, but lot of the fighters before him thought the same and nothing happened. I still won the fight. I will not tell you what I’ll do with Walker on September 8, because it will be easier just to show everybody the night of the fight. I understand that you have to feed stories to media, I see the point of it but in the end people are coming to see the fighter. They watch him on TV because they know that he delivers everything what he’s got. Not because he said something funny or provocative.” More photos…

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek “It’s almost the end of our training camp and the most important part …


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Creator of 3D boxing belts in NJBHOF

Ardash Sahaghian, the originator of modern championship boxing belts, will be inducted this year into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame. Sahaghian, 90, who designed the current WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO title belts, began his career as craftsman of boxing belts in the 1970s. A jeweler by trade and artist by birth, he was invited by a Philip Valentino to apply his range of skills to the redesigning of championship boxing belts. At the time, Valentino was beginning to manufacture the existing 2D models of the belts. The fruits of Sahaghian’s labor are what we have come to recognize as today’s modern — 3D — boxing belts.

Ardash Sahaghian, the originator of modern championship boxing belts, will be inducted this year into the New Jersey Boxing Hall …


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Angulo finally ready to return

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

For those who have come across Alfredo Angulo in the past, there are few times that make the soft-spoken Mexican smile. It was not winning his first fifteen bouts in a row, some by brutal knockout. It was not winning a world title belt against Harry Joe Yorgey. Watching Angulo crack a smile was when he was able to pick up his six year old daughter Rebecca on Tuesday afternoon at a media luncheon. It was an openness of affection that he was unable to do for over seven months, yet was eager to do for so long. That was because Angulo was at the El Centro Detention Center, located over 200 miles to the east of San Diego. Despite not having a criminal record while living in the United States, Angulo, who grew up across the border in Mexicali, found himself detained there.

Last Tuesday, Angulo, through the petition of his attorneys, management, and his promoter, finally won his freedom from the detention center. Now that he has since been released, he is eager to move on with his boxing career, one that was abruptly put on hold since his six round war with James Kirkland in November. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Big Joe Miranda For those who have come across Alfredo Angulo in the past, there are …


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Woods vs Connor III on Saturday

Prize Fight returns on August 25th as it presents the latest installment of “Fights at the Fitz” from the Grand Ballroom at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS. The card features the long awaited third showdown between female lightweights Kim Connor and “Notorious” Nicole Woods. The bout will be an eight-rounder for the Ladies Mid-South belt. Both fights were toe-to-toe battles with the first ending in a draw and the second going to Connor 77-76 on all cards. (more…)

Prize Fight returns on August 25th as it presents the latest installment of “Fights at the Fitz” from the Grand …


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McCloskey to face Perez

Paul McCloskey will fight Manuel Perez at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on September 22. McCloskey is aiming to get back on track after his defeat to DeMarcus Corley in May and a victory over the WBA ranked Perez would boost the title hopes of the former World title challenger. Perez, 28, successfully defended his NABA light welterweight title against Jose Miguel Cotto last month and has twice tangled with WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios. McCloskey is part of the undercard of a huge night for boxing in Belfast with Carl Frampton topping the bill against two-time World champion Steve Molitor for the Commonwealth and IBF Inter Continental titles in his hometown. Martin Lindsay welcomes Lee Selby to his hometown in a challenge for the Welshman’s British and Commonwealth featherweight titles, while fellow Belfast fighters Eamonn O’Kane, Jamie Conlan and Dee Walsh will also be in action, with O’Kane’s opponent announced tomorrow. Team GB stars Scotty Cardle, Kal Yafai and Martin Ward all continue their pro education in Belfast.

Paul McCloskey will fight Manuel Perez at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on September 22. McCloskey is aiming to get …


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Stieglitz-Abraham final presser

Photos: Team Sauerland

Tension is in the air ahead of the big super-middleweight world championship fight between Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) and Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) this Saturday at the o2 World Berlin, Germany. At today’s press conference both fighters were in good spirits. Current WBO Champion Robert Stieglitz was seemingly calm and said: “I feel great and I am going to defend my title. My preparations have been going extremely well.” Arthur Abraham was quite relaxed himself. “We don’t talk a lot beforehand. Actions speak louder than words and I am going to answer all questions inside the ring.” (more…)

Photos: Team Sauerland Tension is in the air ahead of the big super-middleweight world championship fight between Robert Stieglitz (42-2, …


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Vitali Klitschko workout pics

Photos: KMG/Klitschko Press-Service

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko prepares for his next title defense in Austria. He will face off with German Manuel Charr at SC Olimpiyski sports arena in Moscow, Russia on September 8. In the US, Klitschko vs. Charr will be shown live on HBO, RTL broadcasts in Germany. The fight will be promoted by K2 Promotions. K2 has promoted the most heavyweight championship events in the last decade.
Tickets are available on www.olimpik.ru (booking). More photos…

Photos: KMG/Klitschko Press-Service WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko prepares for his next title defense in Austria. He will face off …


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Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Team Canelo

WBC super welterweight world champion Saul ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez continues with six weeks of intense preparation and concentration in Los Angeles with his trainers “Chepo” and Eddy Reynoso. Also in camp is former WBC champion Oscar Larios, Mikail Arreola and Team Canelo prospects Oscar “Raton” Cortes and Andres “Jaguar” Gutierrez.

“Monday, Wednesday and Friday boxing Alvarez does six rounds with two different sparring partners that have similar characteristics to Josesito Lopez,” says Reynoso. “Eighty-four rounds of boxing so far for Saul Alvarez. We hope to finish with 110, as scheduled. The work has been hard, but well worth it because we don’t want surprises with Josesito Lopez.”

Alvarez and Lopez will fight September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas at an event organized by Golden Boy Promotions. Alvarez trains in a private gym in Santa Monica and runs on the tartan track at UCLA. He should arrive in Las Vegas on September 2.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Team Canelo WBC super welterweight world champion Saul ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez continues with six weeks of …


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It’s Mangu time

Dominican-born Jose “Mangu” Peralta, 9-1, 5 KOs, makes his fourth appearance at Newark’s Prudential Center on September 8th, when he takes on Staunton, VA’s Christian Steele, 3-4, 1 KO, in a 6-round junior welterweight bout. The fight is part of a stacked undercard on a big boxing show that features a heavyweight triple header at the top of the bill. The afternoon boxing event includes Tomasz “Goral” Adamek in a defense of his IBF North American Heavyweight belt against Travis “Freight Train” Walker as the main event.

Like many young fighters on the way up, Peralta doesn’t spend too much time thinking about his opponent. “I don’t know about him, but I don’t really worry about it,” Peralta said. “I’m ready to fight any fighter. I’m in the gym every day. I’m ready. I’m ready for everything he has.” (more…)

Dominican-born Jose “Mangu” Peralta, 9-1, 5 KOs, makes his fourth appearance at Newark’s Prudential Center on September 8th, when he …


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Ndou targets Ricky Hatton

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou is focused on a bout with former world champion Ricky Hatton, who is rumored to be making a comeback. Australian-based South African Ndou says he’s confident of defeating Hatton and will fight him for free!

“As I have said in the past that I would happily fight Ricky Hatton for free I still stand by that,” said Ndou. “My entire purse from the fight would go towards orphans of the HIV AIDS epidemic in South Africa. After a 14 month layoff I have recently returned to boxing for a good cause: to raise money for the children of the world. My first comeback fight was on the 10th of August where I beat Gairy St. Clair and won the WBF world Welterweight title and the IBF Pan Pacific title. I gave my entire purse from that fight to the Dulwich Hill Youth Centre. I will be fighting again on the 7th of September in Melbourne in a non-title fight against Rivan Cessaire. My entire purse will again go towards the Youth Centre. I intend to travel around the world and fight but donate my entire purses towards charities involving children. I know what it’s like to have nothing. And I know what having nothing can lead to. CRIME, CRIME and CRIME. I know I can’t save the world but I can help a few kids out there. For me to be where I am today I have had other people help me along the way. And I would like to do the same and help others.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou is focused on a bout with former …


Feature Story

“No Doubt” to “No Bout”

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

Nuthin’ like being a world champion in the sport’s hottest division.

Unless you’re unable to land a big fight, that is.

That’s where WBA Super Welterweight Champ Austin “No Doubt” Trout is at – fishing for a bout while the big names at 154 are upstream splashing away at one another. (more…)

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone Nuthin’ like being a world champion in the sport’s hottest division. Unless you’re unable …


UFC

Jones-Henderson: Greatness calls

The next generation vs. the last. Speed and improvisation vs. power and experience. However people want to categorize UFC 151’s light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Dan Henderson, it always comes down to the same common denominator: it’s going to be a damn good scrap .. Click more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

The next generation vs. the last. Speed and improvisation vs. power and experience. However people want to categorize UFC 151’s …


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Confirmed: Salgado-Gamboa in November

By Gabriel F. Cordero

We have received information that it is almost certain the fight between IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado and former WBA featherweight world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa will take place with an expected date of November 17 and a location to be determined. The event would be organized by TMT Promotions. Salgado promoter Oswaldo Kuchle told Fightnews.com, “We Have Agreed to fight Gamboa. Everything good with TMT Promotions. We’re just waiting for contract but all details are finalized.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero We have received information that it is almost certain the fight between IBF super featherweight world …


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Artemio Reyes Jr. returns

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The last time fight fans on the national level saw welterweight Artemio Reyes Jr. was when he was stopped in the first round by Alan Sanchez on April 13th. Although those punches by Sanchez did hurt Reyes, they were nothing like the hurt Reyes suffered when he lost his father less than two weeks prior to the fight. While some fighters may postpone a fight due to an illness or a death in the family, Reyes soldiered on, choosing to not back out of the fight against Sanchez. According to Reyes Jr., anything less than that would be the opposite as to how he was brought up by his father.

Reyes will continue his march to fulfilling his dream of winning a world title belt in honor of his father as he takes on John David Charles in the eight round main event at the Omega Products International in Corona, CA.

The bout headlines a six-bout “New Blood” card, presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Big Joe Miranda The last time fight fans on the national level saw welterweight Artemio Reyes …


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WBC unveils Rocky Marciano statue

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Pepe Rodriquez

Tuesday in Mexico City, at the Polytechnical Institute, the first viewing of the completed statue of former undefeated world heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano was presented. The larger-than-life statue, at 19.5 feet and nearly 4,000 lbs., will be transported to the hometown of “The Brockton Blockbuster,” Brockton, MA in the United States, where it will be presented by the WBC and its president, Jose Sulaiman Chagnon, to the city. Present at today’s ceremony were several Mexican world champions, including Pipino Cuevas, Lupe Pintor, Victor Rabanales, Cesar Bazán, Isaac Bustos, Jhonny González, Carlos Montes and Edgar Sosa. The work of art will be on display for the next three days in the Edel Ojeda Exhibition Hall, before embarking on the journey to Brockton. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Photos: Pepe Rodriquez Tuesday in Mexico City, at the Polytechnical Institute, the first viewing of the …


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Soliman-Lorenzo collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF #2 middleweight Sam Soliman (41-11, 17 KOs) will clash with Giovanni Lorenzo (31-4, 23 KOs) over twelve rounds in an IBF elimination contest in Geelong, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Soliman was impressive in defeating world middleweight contenders Eromosele Albert in 2011 and Garth Wood in 2012. Soliman also holds wins over Sakio Bika, Enrique Ornelas and Raymond Joval. Lorenzo was born in the Dominican Republic but is now based in New York.. He was a Sudney 2000 Olympic representative and only losses have been to world champions Felix Sturm, Hassan N’Dam N’Jkamand split decision loss to Sebastian Sylvester.Raul Marquez outpointed Lorenzo narrowly in 2008 IBF Eliminator. In Lorenzo’s most recent contest he stopped Jeremy Yelton in one round in 2011. The winner of Soliman-Lorenzo will meet the winner of the September 1st IBF/WBA title bout between Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in December. Promoter David Stanley.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF #2 middleweight Sam Soliman (41-11, 17 KOs) will clash with Giovanni Lorenzo …


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Colorado takes on New Mexico Sept. 1

By David Finger

Boxing returns to Colorado Saturday, Sept. 1, as talented female flyweight Chantel Cordova (9-3-1, 3 KO’s) returns to the ring after a nearly 11-month layoff to take on New Mexico’s Brandi Montoya (3-2, 0 KO’s) in Pueblo. The eight round fight is the main event of a card billed as “Colorado versus New Mexico” and is widely seen as an important battle between two prospects looking to emerge as legitimate world class contenders in the coming months. (more…)

By David Finger Boxing returns to Colorado Saturday, Sept. 1, as talented female flyweight Chantel Cordova (9-3-1, 3 KO’s) returns …


UFC

UFC 153: Aldo vs. Koch lands in Rio

The stars of UFC® 153: ALDO vs KOCH took over Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, launching ticket sales and officially kicking off the countdown to the event on October 13 at the HSBC Arena.

UFC featherweight champion José Aldo, No.1 contender Erik Koch, co-main event middleweight Vitor Belfort, Glover Teixeira and ‘Rampage’ Jackson spent time with Brazilian media and posed for a special photoshoot at “Arcos da Lapa”, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, ahead of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization’s third event in Rio. (more…)

The stars of UFC® 153: ALDO vs KOCH took over Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, launching ticket sales and officially …


Boxing News

Tough fights for hot prospects

At the tender age of 21, Randy Caballero, of Coachella, Calif., has been perfect in a two-and-a-half-year pro career. He’s rarely lost a round while going 15-0 with eight knockouts, and already has attained a world rating. The talented bantamweight looks to have a bright future, but he will get his toughest test to date when he meets Manny Roman (15-1-3, 6 KOs), of Paramount, Calif., in what is expected to be a hard-fought 10-round main event this Friday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.

In a companion 10-round fight, Michael “The Artist’’ Perez (16-1-1, 10 KOs), of Newark, N.J., will be opposed by hard-hitting southpaw Fidel Maldonado (13-1, 11 KOs), of Albuquerque, N.M., in a key match-up of lightweight prospects. (more…)

At the tender age of 21, Randy Caballero, of Coachella, Calif., has been perfect in a two-and-a-half-year pro career. He’s …










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