WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Povetkin-Rahman WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian referee Gustavo Padilla will be the third man in the ring when WBA heavyweight world champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) defends against former WBC heavyweight world champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) on Saturday night at the Alsterdorf Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. The three judges are Jose Roberto Torres (Puerto Rico), Alfredo Polanco (Mexico) and John Coyle (U.K.). The fight supervisor is Gerge Martinez from Canada.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Panamanian referee Gustavo Padilla will be the third man in the ring when WBA heavyweight world …


Boxing News

Rocky Martinez gets belted

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best

Newly crowned WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez received his belt last night during a show held at El San Juan Resort & Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico. Martinez (26-1-1, 16 KOs), who won the title by split decision over Miguel Beltran Jr. on September 15 in Las Vegas, got his belt from the hands of the WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel in an activity as part of the card where Female World Champion Yesica Bopp and WBO Latino Champion McWilliams Arroyo defended their titles. “I’m very proud to become a world champion again. It was a good fight against a good foe as Beltran and I want to keep this belt long time. I’m going to start hard training soon,” Martinez said. Valcarcel said that Martinez is going to make a mandatory defense against the best ranked Mexican Juan Carlos Burgos in December 2012 or January 2013.

Newly crowned WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez received his belt last night during a show held at El …



Boxing News

Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has started his training camp this week at the Romanza Gym with Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain and his team. His goal to have more speed to seek and pursue Manny Pacquiao and win convincingly in Pacquiao-Marquez 4. Marquez is also looking to send Pacquiao to the canvas at least once during the fight.

“This time we will work putting much emphasis on speed,” said Beristain. “We seek to maintain the pace of the fight and see the opportunity to put Pacquiao on the canvas and take advantage of that situation. I know how difficult the fight will be. Pacquiao is a strong fighter.”

Marquez stated, “I’ll be coming with a lot of preparation and confidence. The goal is to try to win the fight by knockout. Two factors accompany me: Intelligence and the experience.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has started his training camp this week at the …


Boxing Result

Cunningham Outlasts Darden

By Bob Ryder at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder

In the feature attraction at Detroit’s MotorCity Casino-Hotel, Darryl “Peoples Choice” Cunningham won a unanimous ten round decision (98-92, 99-91 x 2) over Ray Darden. Both claim Motown as home. “Styles make fights” is the adage that’s probably been around the fight game since they were matching gladiators in the Coliseum of ancient Rome. In this affair styles didn’t make a fight. It was tedious going at times with little sustained action. After a slow first four rounds the crowd started to voice their displeasure in earnest as boos filled the air in the fifth. Cunningham responded by picking up the pace in the seventh round, initiating the fight’s first real back and forth exchange. Unfortunately, after a good eighth stanza, the fight reverted back to its earlier pattern over the last two. Both super middleweights have shown better here in the past so perhaps it was just an off night for both. Cunningham improves to (26-4, 10 KOs) while Darden goes down to (11-24-1, 4 KOs). (more…)

By Bob Ryder at ringside Photos: Bob Ryder In the feature attraction at Detroit’s MotorCity Casino-Hotel, Darryl “Peoples Choice” Cunningham …




Boxing News

Hatton to face ex-champ Senchenko in return

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton will make his long-awaited comeback to the ring against Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 24. The former two-weight World Champion announced his return to the ring earlier this month and has now booked a matchup with the 35-year-old Ukrainian. Hatton, who has been in strict training for several months, and Senchenko will fight over ten rounds at welterweight at the Manchester Arena. Senchenko has an impressive record to his name, losing just one of his 33 professional fights and is a former World Champion.

The Hitman, who will celebrate his 34th birthday next week, retired from the sport last year but, after confirming the bout with Senchenko, admitted he’s itching to get back into the ring. (more…)

Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton will make his long-awaited comeback to the ring against Vyacheslav Senchenko on November 24. The former …


Boxing News

Photos: Floyd drops 50K on strippers

From TMZ

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ray J. sent a club full of strippers home VERY happy this week — because they dropped $50,000 on the ladies … and you might say the fellas overspent. Floyd, Ray J. and their money team posse strolled into Diamonds of Atlanta with serious stacks Wednesday night — Floyd carried his in a Louis Vuitton bag — and we’re told they made it rain all night.

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From TMZ Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Ray J. sent a club full of strippers home VERY happy this week — …


Interview

“La Bomba” Ready for Business!

Photo: Emily Harney
Photo: Emily Harney

Interview by Scott Ploof
Photography by Emily Harney

On Saturday night from the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods and televised around the world on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark,” current WBC and IBF #4 world rated super middleweight contender and Worcester, Massachusetts own Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) will do battle against durable power puncher Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs) in the ten round main event. The “Road to Glory” fight card is being promoted by DiBella Entertainment. Rodriguez is a fast rising star in the super middleweight division who has his sights set on a potential world title opportunity sometime in the next year. FightNews had an opportunity to speak with Rodriguez about his career, his fight with Escalera, and his future. In addition, FightNews also had a chance to speak with Rodriguez’s trainer Ronnie Shields about his fighter’s preparation and training going into fight night. (more…)

Interview by Scott Ploof Photography by Emily Harney On Saturday night from the MGM Grand Theatre at Foxwoods and televised …


UFC

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Watch the weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic live Friday, September 28 at 4 pm BST / 8 am PT / 11 am ET. . . Click here for more

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Watch the weigh-ins for UFC on FUEL TV 5: Struve vs. Miocic live Friday, September 28 at 4 pm BST …



Boxing News

Porpramook-Hernandez II presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

On Thursday there was a press conference to officially announce a card billed as “Greatness Mexico” featuring a WBC flyweight world title fight between challenger and former WBC world champion Adrian Hernandez (24-2-1, 15 KOs) and current world champion Kompayak Porpramook (43-3, 31 KOs) on October 6 at the Convention Center in Toluca, organized by Zanfer Promotions and broadcast on TV Azteca. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez On Thursday there was a press conference to officially announce a card billed …


Boxing News

Denver Cuello wraps up training in Mexico

Photo: Canelo Promotions

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

WBC Silver Strawweight Champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha is in the final stage of his preparation for his title defense against Ivan “Pollito” Meneses in Mexico this coming Saturday. The fight card entitle “Belleza y Poder” is being presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Canelo Promotions, Boxeo de Gala, Televisa, Fox Deportes, and Grupo Modelo. Cuello-Sinwangcha is training at the Canelo Gym owned by the family of WBC Superwelter Champ Saul Alvarez. Denver is being assisted by Fil-Am Trainer Carlos Vasquez and Former world champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios. His manager Aljoe Jaro will arrive today and will join his training camp. (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang WBC Silver Strawweight Champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha is in the final stage of his preparation for his …


Boxing News

Boxing card planned for Afghanistan

Hamburg based middleweight Hamid Rahimi has been working for two years on a project he calls “Fight 4 Peace”: the first ever professional boxing show in his home country Afghanistan. Now Rahimi finally has the clearance and support not only from the government and president Kasai but also from the international forces (ISAF) and different international NGOs fighting and working for peace in Afghanistan. The “Fight 4 Peace” will take place on October 20th at Ghazi Stadium in Kabul. (more…)

Hamburg based middleweight Hamid Rahimi has been working for two years on a project he calls “Fight 4 Peace”: the …


Boxing News

Rodriguez-Escalera Presser

Photos: Ed Diller Star Boxing/DiBella Entertainment

Promoter Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, hosted the final pre-fight “Road To Glory” press conference today in the Celebrity Room at MGM Grand at Foxwoods for Saturday night’s HBO tripleheader from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The show is headlined by a 10-round title bout featuring undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), fighting out of nearby Worcester, Massachusetts, defending his USBA belt against unbeaten power-puncher Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs), of Union City, New Jersey. (more…)

Photos: Ed Diller Star Boxing/DiBella Entertainment Promoter Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, hosted the final pre-fight “Road To Glory” …



Boxing Result

TKO wins for Arroyo Twins and Yesica Bopp

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (13-1, 11 KOs) won by TKO at 2:28 of the seventh round when he sent Ronald Ramos (32-11-3, 17 KOs) to the canvas with a hard left hook and the referee stopped the bout on Thursday night at the El San Juan Resort & Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The bout was for the WBO Latino title.

Unbeaten WBO female jr flyweight champion Yessica Bopp (22-0, 10 KOs) won by TKO at 1:22 of the seventh round when the referee stopped the fight due to a cut over the left eye of Marisol Miranda (5-5, 1 KO). Bopp showed great boxing skills in the fight.

Unbeaten super flyweight McJoe Arroyo (11-0, 6 KOs) won by TKO at 2:24 of the fourth round when the referee stopped the fight after former world champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (38-11-2, 32 KOs) went down for the second time. Lopez announced his retirement after the fight. more photos

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (13-1, 11 KOs) won by TKO at 2:28 of the seventh round when …


Boxing News

Rocky Martinez must defend against JC Burgos

Juan Carlos Burgos is ready for his mandated challenge against newly crowned WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez. Burgos of Tijuana, Mexico is promoted by Thompson Boxing and Banner Promotions. Burgos, 30-1 with twenty knockouts is now ranked number-one by the WBO and has been informed that Martinez must defend against him next. Since his one blemish which came in his only world title opportunity against Hozumi Hasegawa, Burgos has won five in a row against top competition such as contenders Frankie Archuleta, Gilberto Sanchez Leon; undefeated upstarts in Luis Cruz and Cesar Vazquez as well as former world champion Cristobal Cruz. “I am ready for Rocky Martinez, he showed his ability on his fight against Beltran Jr. and was the deserving of the title, but I’m ready to challenge him for it,” said Burgos from his native Tijuana, Mexico. (more…)

Juan Carlos Burgos is ready for his mandated challenge against newly crowned WBO Jr. Lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez. Burgos …


Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Julian Rivera 112 vs. Edgar Jimenez 112
(WBC Latin flyweight title rematch)
David Carmona 116 vs. Ariel Gonzalez De La Rosa 115
Victor Trejo 114 vs. Angel Rezzago 113
Fernando Villafranca 126 vs. Mauricio Perez 126
Carlos Ruiz 135 vs. Christian Francisco 135
Aaron Olivares 118 vs. Omar Rosas 118

Venue: Foro Polanco, Mexico City
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
Matchmaker: Jorge Gonzalez
TV: Telemundo

Julian Rivera 112 vs. Edgar Jimenez 112 (WBC Latin flyweight title rematch) David Carmona 116 vs. Ariel Gonzalez De La …


Boxing News

Cotto-Trout PR presser

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

Four-time and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout followed Monday’s big New York press conference with another presser on Wednesday in Cotto’s hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico.

“I guarantee to my people of Caguas that on December 1 I will be champion again,” stated a confident Cotto. Trout vowed, “I’m not going to lose my title or my unbeaten record.” They collide December 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. More photos…

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto Four-time and three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout …



Boxing News

Jones to face Purdy in December

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

IBF #7 welterweight Carson Jones (34-9-2, 24 KOs) will return to England in December to face Lee Purdy (19-3-1, 12 KOs) for the IBF International belt. In his last fight, Jones took top rated Kell Brook to the limit, losing a tight points decision when the pair met in Sheffield in July. Jones is certain that this time around that he will return home victorious.

“I honestly cannot believe he wants to fight me considering what I did to one of his stablemates,” said Jones. “But I am glad to fight back in UK and think I am on my way to becoming the UK’s favorite new adopted son. I hadn’t heard of Purdy until the fight was offered. I think his style is perfectly suited for me and I will go in there and take him out.”

The date and venue are yet to be announced, but it is confirmed that the bout will take place in London.

IBF #7 welterweight Carson Jones (34-9-2, 24 KOs) will return to England in December to face Lee Purdy (19-3-1, 12 …


AWE TV

Price: Audley helped me win a bronze medal

Unbeaten heavyweight contender David Price has revealed that Audley Harrison was part of his Olympic success story. Price (13-0, 11 KOs) makes the first defense of his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles against ‘A Force’ at Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday October 13 – the first ever professional clash between two British Olympians. Harrison (28-5, 21 KOs) won a gold medal at Sydney 2000 and Price captured a bronze eight years later in Beijing. The bout can be seen on WealthTV.com.

Price, 29, said: “I will never forget Audley calling me before the Beijing Olympics and giving me a boost which was a nice thing to do. I was 16 years-old when he won the Olympics, but I was never on the squad with him and the first time I met him was two years ago in Los Angeles and we got on well.” (more…)

Unbeaten heavyweight contender David Price has revealed that Audley Harrison was part of his Olympic success story. Price (13-0, 11 …


Boxing News

Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez did not undergo surgery on his right knee Thursday as originally planned, confirming from Madrid, Spain through his official Twitter account that he is still investigating the extent of the injury and recovery time if there were to be an operation.

There are plans for Martinez to return in May 2013, possibly in a rematch against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Their first fight was hugely successful, producing 475,000 PPV buys, and the rematch could land at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. One of the stipulations mentioned for that bout would be for Chavez Jr. to undergo Olympic-style blood testing at various intervals before the fight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez did not undergo surgery on his right knee Thursday …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Pacman-Marquez 4

Tickets to Pacquiao-Márquez 4 will go on sale Friday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

Act 4 of the fistoric rivalry between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Márquez takes place December 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Tickets to Pacquiao-Márquez 4 will go on sale Friday, September 28, at 1:00 p.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets …


Boxing News

Chilemba working with McGirt

Light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has hired famed trainer, Buddy McGrirt, to work his corner for his upcoming fight against Rayco Saunders (22-16-2, 9 KOs) set to take place this Saturday at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. In his last fight, Chilemba defeated power puncher, Edison Miranda (35-7, 30 KOs), by way of unanimous decision. He’s looking to gain more knowledge in the ring working with McGirt

With Chilemba, McGirt’s goal is to keep it simple and make some minor adjustments to his style. “Chilemba is a fantastic fighter and you can see that the talent is here,” stated McGirt. “I don’t really need to change much with Isaac’s style, just need to brush up on a couple of things. He’s working hard and everything is coming together nicely.” (more…)

Light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) has hired famed trainer, Buddy McGrirt, to work his corner …


Boxing News

Suspects arrested in Sanders murder

Thanks to a tip, police have found and arrested the suspected gunmen who murdered former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders during an armed robbery at a restaurant in Brits, South Africa (located 30 miles west of Pretoria). A purse, cell phone and other items taken during the robbery were recovered. The suspects, aged 19, 20 and 20, are all Zimbabwean citizens and will face charges of murder and armed robbery.

Thanks to a tip, police have found and arrested the suspected gunmen who murdered former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders …


Boxing News

Klitschko Update

The Klitschko brothers talk about their upcoming challenges in sports and politics.

The Klitschko brothers talk about their upcoming challenges in sports and politics.


Boxing News

Lukas Konecny Media Day

Photos: Eroll Popova

With a media day in his hometown Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic, WBO interim super welterweight titleholder Lukas Konecny (48-3, 23 KOs) had his “goodbye” to the media and his supporters before leaving for Kiev, Ukraine to take on reigning WBO Champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (27-1, 20 KOs) on October 6. The Ukrainian was injured in April forcing a postponement. “I’ve waited so long for this chance. I’ve trained hard for so long. Twice, I had fights fall through against world champions and Dzinziruk and Baysangurov. My hour for action has now sounded,” said Lukas Konecny before the fight. (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova With a media day in his hometown Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic, WBO interim super …


Boxing News

Decarie set for HBO debut

By Dave Spencer
Photo Herby Whyne

The year 2012 thus far has not been the one that welterweight Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs) had been anticipating after his convincing victory last December versus 19-1-2 Victor Lupo. Hoping to build on the momentum of dominating his opponent and capturing the WBC International belt in the process, this was supposed to have been a breakout year for the 30-year-old welterweight, but injuries and fights falling through have been the rule and not the exception for the fighter up until this point; something that changes Saturday night as Decarie makes his HBO debut versus undefeated Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KOs) on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

Trainer Mark Ramsay sums it up best when he tells FightNews, “Antonin was frustrated but never discouraged,” adding “He’s always in good shape and working hard in the gym. We only received three weeks notice on our side, but we know we’ll be in shape, we’re not sure if they can say the same on the other side.”

Decarie agreed, “I was disappointed, but never enough to stop training. Click here to read more

By Dave Spencer Photo Herby Whyne The year 2012 thus far has not been the one that welterweight Antonin Decarie …


Boxing News

Povetkin a huge betting favorite

WBA heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin is a prohibitive favorite to retain his belt against mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman on Saturday at the famed Alsterdorf Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. Bet365.com has Povetkin listed at -1400 with Rahman at +650. Intertops.com has Povetkin at -1250 and Rahman at +600.

WBA heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin is a prohibitive favorite to retain his belt against mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman on Saturday …


UFC

Jabouin mixing patience with punch

If you could find one word to describe the fighting style of UFC bantamweight contender Yves Jabouin, “disciplined” usually comes to mind immediately. There are no wild swings, very little wasted motion, and an intense focus on getting the job done in the most efficient way possible . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Next up: UFC on Fuel TV: Struve vs. Miocic airs Saturday, Sept. 29 from Nottingham, England, at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET. Visit UFC.com for more info.

If you could find one word to describe the fighting style of UFC bantamweight contender Yves Jabouin, “disciplined” usually comes …


Boxing News

Escalera: Rodriguez in for a big surprise

Photos: Ed Diller, DBE/Star Boxing

On Wednesday at the brand new Mendez Boxing Club located at 23 East 26th Street in Manhattan, Puerto Rican knockout artist Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs) and his trainer/manager Joe Botti, hosted an open media workout in preparation of Escalera’s upcoming bout this Saturday night against fellow undefeated contender and current USBA super middleweight champion Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) . Rodriguez-Escalera is scheduled for 10 rounds, and will be the main event bout of the evening on the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

Jason Escalera: “I have been hearing things out of Edwin and his camp that he is going to put on a show, he is going to stop me and that Donovan George hits harder than I do. If he truthfully believes that, then he is going to be in for a big surprise on Saturday night. (more…)

Photos: Ed Diller, DBE/Star Boxing On Wednesday at the brand new Mendez Boxing Club located at 23 East 26th Street …


Boxing News

Knight-Juarez Press Conference

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Video and Photos: Pepe Rodriguez and Alma Montiel

In an interesting female world title clash, IBF flyweight world champion Ava Knight and WBC flyweight world champion Mariana Juarez meet on October 13 at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City with one goal: to show the world who is the best pound-for-pound female fighter in the flyweight division.

Knight was unconcerned by the altitude of Mexico City, since she is trained in the mountains of Big Bear, California, in the gym owned by multiple world champion Shane “Sugar” Mosley. “I don’t care if we’re fighting in Mexico City because I do my homework in the mountains,” said Knight.

On the same night is the highly anticipated rematch between Miguel “Mickey” Roman and Dante “Crazy” Jardon plus “Dinamita” Alvarez against Mauricio Pintor in a ten-rounds lightweight matchup. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Video and Photos: Pepe Rodriguez and Alma Montiel In an interesting female world title clash, IBF …


Boxing News

Angulo returns November 10

Exciting junior middleweight contender Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (20-2, 17 JKOs) will return to the ring on November 10 against Raul Casarez (19-2, 9 KOs) in a twelve round junior middleweight battle at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The bout will be on a card headlined by WBC super bantamweight world champion Abner Mares against WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo Moreno. Also on the card is IBF bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz, who will defend against TBA.

It will be Angulo’s first fight in the USA in over two years. Earlier this year he spent eight months locked away in an El Centro immigration detention facility during which time his attorneys resolved immigration issues that kept him from fighting. In his last outing in November of 2011 in Cancun, Angulo battled fellow contender James Kirkland in an all out war that was a 2011 Fight of the Year candidate.

Exciting junior middleweight contender Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (20-2, 17 JKOs) will return to the ring on November 10 against …


UFC

UFC on Fuel: Flash quotes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to England this Saturday for an all-action card at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham. In the heavyweight main event, the biggest man in the UFC® – 6ft 11inch Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve – collides with unbeaten uber-athlete Stipe Miocic in a fight which will catapult the winner towards the top of the division. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to England this Saturday for an all-action card at the Capital FM Arena in …


Boxing News

Crossroads fight for Vic Darchinyan

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Former three division world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs) hopes to end a two-fight losing streak when he takes on undefeated Puerto Rican sensation Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant NABF super bantamweight title on Saturday in a fight to be televised by HBO. Darchinyan is looking to get back in the win column after losing to Japan’s Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs) and Panama’s Anselmo Moreno (33-1-1, 12 KOs) in back to back world title fights.

“I’m the ultimate road warrior” said Darchinyan. “I’ve traveled all over the world to scrap with the best fighters in my division. This Saturday will be no different when I step in the ring with Del Valle. I’m looking forward to giving him his first loss while I get myself back into title contention.” (more…)

Photo: Chris Cozzone Former three division world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs) hopes to end a two-fight losing streak …


Boxing News

Main Events inks Kovalev

Up and coming light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Main Events. Egis Klimas, Kovalev’s manager explained, “We are finally in the right place. I knocked on many doors: Golden Boy, Top Rank, and more; However no one took it seriously that Sergey Kovalev will be the next big champion in his weight division. But Main Events has the same beliefs. They did take us seriously. We signed with them and we are very happy with our decision.”

Up and coming light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Main Events. Egis …


Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Yesica Bopp 106 vs. Marisol Miranda 108
(WBO Female 108lb Championship)
McWilliams Arroyo 111.7 vs. Ronald Ramos 111.8
(WBO Latino title)
McJoe Arroyo 115 vs. José López 116
Hipólito Rivera 131 vs. Pedro Vicente 129
Efraín Cruz 134 vs. Jesús Pastrana 135
Harold Cartagena 150 vs. Pablo De Jesús 150
Alejandro González 140 vs. Anthony Mercado 139

Venue: El San Juan Resort & Casino, Carolina, PR
Promoter: PR Best
TV: DirecTV (Puerto Rico only)
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Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Yesica Bopp 106 vs. Marisol Miranda 108 (WBO Female 108lb Championship) McWilliams Arroyo 111.7 vs. Ronald …


Scale Watch

Weights From Detroit

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Darryl Cunningham 169.6 vs. Ray Darden 174.4
Jordan Shimmell 211 vs. Joe Stofle 277.2
Willie Fortune TBD vs. Mustafa Johnson 160.6
Zach Shamoun 122.6 vs. Hoy Mack 117.8
Nick Given 143 vs. Eric Ricker 140.2
Jeff Kugal 271.6 vs. CJ Clover TBD
Jafar Kirtley 122.6 vs. Delano Kealohapauole 124.6
Gabriel Garza 155.8 vs. Anthony Kelly 154.6

Venue: MotorCity Casino-Hotel
Thursday, September 27, 7:30PM
Promoter: Greg Ahrens
Matchmaker: Carlos Llinas

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Story and photos by Bob Ryder Darryl Cunningham 169.6 vs. Ray Darden 174.4 Jordan Shimmell 211 vs. Joe Stofle 277.2 …










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