Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Ticker Alert: First boxing event at Barclays

Tickets for the much anticipated return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn go on sale TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT. The stacked October 20 event will be the first boxing event to take place at the brand new, state-of-the-art Barclays Center in Brooklyn and features an exciting matchup between unbeaten Danny “Swift” Garcia who will be defending his WBA Super, WBC & Ring Magazine Super Lightweight World Championships against the legendary Mexican warrior and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales. In the co-featured fight, Brooklyn’s own Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi risks his WBA Welterweight World Championship against hard-hitting Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano. The night will also feature a star-studded line-up of New York’s top talents including New York’s undefeated Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, Brooklyn’s hot middleweight prospect Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs, former World Champion Luis Collazo, the Bronx’s rising star Eddie Gomez, former title contender Dmitriy Salita and Brooklyn prospect Boyd Melson. 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.

Tickets for the much anticipated return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn go on sale TOMORROW, Wednesday, August 29 at …


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Ward: Dawson set the weight

By Robert Hough

Andre “SOG” Ward said his fight with “Bad” Chad Dawson was set at 168 pounds the minute Dawson issued a public challenge to Ward to face him at that weight. Ward (25-0, 13 KOs), the WBA, WBC and The Ring super middleweight champion is scheduled to defend his belts against Dawson (31-1-0-2, 17 KOs), the WBC light heavyweight champion who’s dropping 7 pounds, on Sept. 8 at the Oracle Arena Oakland, Calif.

“It’s negotiating 101,” Ward said Tuesday during a teleconference to discuss the bout that’s set to take place a few miles from where Ward was born and has lived since then. “He was negotiating against himself when he said that. I never demanded that. When I was sitting on my couch and heard him say what he said, to me, the fight was signed, sealed and delivered.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Andre “SOG” Ward said his fight with “Bad” Chad Dawson was set at 168 pounds the minute …



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Shaw inks Santana

Gary Shaw Productions signs light-middleweight prospect Francisco Santana (13-3-1, 6 KOs) to a promotional contract with the hopes that the Santa Barbra Calif., native can work his way up the rankings. “Santana is a very popular fighter in his region and he brings an exciting style to the ring every time he gets in there,” said Shaw. “The Chumash Casino is his home and we plan on showcasing him on all of our shows there. I know he has the talent to take his career to the next level and I’m looking forward to his development with Gary Shaw Productions.” (more…)

Gary Shaw Productions signs light-middleweight prospect Francisco Santana (13-3-1, 6 KOs) to a promotional contract with the hopes that the …


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Sturm-Geale Fight Week

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

Fight week activities for Saturday night’s big WBA/IBF middleweight unification between Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in Oberhausen, Germany, kicked off with yesterday’s final press conference, which was not open to the public. However, fans wanting to get a glimpse of the fighters can attend a public workout tomorrow and the official weigh-in on Friday. There are also some tickets remaining for the show at the KoenigPilsener-Arena, they can be bought at www.eventim.de.

Fight Week Schedule:

Public Workout
Wednesday, August 29, 12:30pm local time
CentrO Oberhausen, Coca Cola-Oase
Centroallee, 46047 Oberhausen
Participants: Felix Sturm, Daniel Geale and their respective teams

Official Weigh-In
Friday, August 21, 11:30am local time
Volkswagen Zentrum Duisburg
Ruhrdeich 120, 47059 Duisburg
Weigh-In for the undercard starts at 11:30am, Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale are
expected at on the scales an hour later

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer Fight week activities for Saturday night’s big WBA/IBF middleweight unification between Felix Sturm and Daniel Geale in …




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Boxing Buzz

Happy 41st birthday to former champion Raul Marquez who is celebrating today working out at his new gym – Raul Marquez Boxing Fitness Gym, 401 Wilson Road, Humble, Texas 77347.

Check out www.koboxeomundial.com, a new online boxing magazine which comes out monthly on the first day of each month. It is on its 4th edition already. The editor is Mexican Journalist Raul De La Cruz and many other boxing journalists from Latin America contribute also.

A Florida court denied Rigondeaux’s emergency motion for a stay in injunction against him. In English, it means he still can’t fight on September 15.

Happy 41st birthday to former champion Raul Marquez who is celebrating today working out at his new gym – Raul …


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Video: Wladimir Klitschko Interview

Interviewer: Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska

Interviewer: Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska


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Twitter Feed A First For Boxing Show

It was first for the sport of boxing as fight promoter Roy Englebrecht introduced the first ever live Twitter feed at his Fight Club OC show on August 16th. All fans in attendance at the sold out show were able to tweet their comments to all fans in attendance and even were encouraged to tweet their scoring of each bout. All these tweets were then displayed in real time on the large Fight Club OC video board scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

“My son Drew, who is our marketing and operations manager has wanted to come up with something that would get our Fight Club OC fans more interactive with our shows, and he thought that having a Twitter Scroll on the bottom of our video screen would be the way to do it,” said Englebrecht. (more…)

It was first for the sport of boxing as fight promoter Roy Englebrecht introduced the first ever live Twitter feed …


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Klitschko, Wach face-to-face

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo:Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska

“It could be one of my toughest fights in years. Wach can hit and is bigger than me,” said WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) during today’s press conference in Hamburg, Germany announcing his title defense against Poland’s Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs).

“I will be million percent ready, it will not be a boring fight,” stated Wach. Klitschko-Wach will take place on November 10 in the O2 Arena in Hamburg.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo:Andrzej Koneczny/Ringpolska “It could be one of my toughest fights in years. Wach can hit and is …



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Froch to defend IBF belt against Yusaf Mack

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title against IBF #6 Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on November 17. Froch became a three-time World Champion with a stunning fifth round KO of Lucian Bute to claim the belt at the same venue in May and returns to fight Mack, the Philadelphian World title challenger who will enter the lion’s den aiming to cause an upset. ‘Mack Attack’ challenged Tavoris Cloud for the IBF light heavyweight title last June and recorded an impressive win over Omar Sheika in April, dominating the man who challenged Joe Calzaghe and Jeff Lacy in World title bouts to take the USBA light heavyweight title with a wide points decision. It’s the first time Froch has fought back-to-back fights at his hometown fortress since 2008 and The Cobra is ready to put on a show for his loyal faithful.

“I can’t wait to get back into that ring in Nottingham and give the fans another great night,” said Froch. “The Bute win will go down as one of the greatest nights of my life and I plan on doing something special against Mack on November 17. He’s got nothing to lose coming here to face me and I know he’ll put it all on the line to take the title from me so I’ll be fully prepared for everything he’s got and I’ll be hitting him with all my best.”

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title against IBF #6 Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena …


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Philly fighters ready for Prudential Center bouts

Report and photos by John DiSanto Philly Boxing History (.com)

Three Philadelphia fighters will box on the upcoming September 8th fight card at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. All of them, Steve Cunningham, Bryant Jennings, and Karl Dargan, participated in an open workout for the media at West Philly’s James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym on Monday.

Cunningham, a former two-time cruiserweight champion, moves up to the heavyweight division for the first time and fights Florida-based Jason Gavern, 21-10-4 (10 KO). Cunningham, 24-4 (12 KO), used to fighting at 200 pounds, plans to weigh in at around 208 pounds for the 10-round fight. “It’s David & Goliath,” Cunningham said of his move up to boxing’s glamour division. “But it’s still going to be the same Steve Cunningham.” (more…)

Report and photos by John DiSanto Philly Boxing History (.com) Three Philadelphia fighters will box on the upcoming September 8th …


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Hasim Rahman workout

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) is currently sparring with Friday Ahunayna and Chaen “Checkmate” Chess at the Hit Factory Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Rock” is scheduled to fight Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) for the WBA world heavyweight title on September 9 at the Alsterdorf Sporthalle, in Hamburg.

Chaen Chess is also trained by Eddie Muhammad Mustafa. The 27-year-old has relocated from Ohio to Las Vegas to train with Mustafa. (more…)

Photos: Mary Ann Owen Former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) is currently sparring with Friday Ahunayna and Chaen …


UFC

Flyweight cheat sheet

With Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson leading the way and fighting for the first 125-pound title in UFC history in the co-main event of UFC 152 in Toronto on September 22nd, it’s about time to take a closer look at the flyweight division that has earned nothing but kudos from fans and pundits since its Octagon arrival in March. So here’s your flyweight cheat sheet . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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More on Donaire/Nashioka, Rios/Alvarado

By Miguel Maravilla

The press conference kicked off Monday afternoon for the showdown between four-time world champion and current WBO/ IBF Jr. featherweight champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) and WBC super bantamweight “champion emeritus” Japan’s Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs). Also on the card is Oxnard’s Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (30-0-1, 21 KOs) will take on Mike “MileHigh” Alvarado (33-0, 23 KOs) of Denver for the WBO Latino Jr. welterweight title. All four were on hand at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles to announce their October 13 HBO Boxing After Dark card taking place at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

The press conference began as Hall of Fame Promoter Top Rank’s Bob Arum welcomed everyone in attendance speaking English, Spanish and Japanese. “October 13 will be a great card and night of boxing with two tremendously competitive fights from the Home Depot Center,” Arum said in opening Monday’s press conference. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla The press conference kicked off Monday afternoon for the showdown between four-time world champion and current WBO/ …


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The Beast is ready to be unleashed

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing and Mount Airy Casino are ready to present a sizzling night of Professional Boxing under the tent in beautiful Pocono Mountains on Friday August 31st. The main event features the always exciting Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (9-0, 4 KOs) who is set to battle it out with upset minded veteran Dontre King (6-11,2, 2 KOs). The co-feature of the evening looks to provide fireworks as lightweight knockout artists do battle it out when Brooklyn, New York’s Bryan Acaba (3-0, 2KOs) and Middletown, New Jersey’s Tyrone Luckey (4-2-1, 4KOs) do battle over six rounds of what is sure to be non-stop action. (more…)

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing and Mount Airy Casino are ready to present a sizzling night of Professional Boxing under the …


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VADA calls for synthetic testosterone test

Dr. Margaret Goodman and the Voluntary Anti‐Doping Association (VADA) have called for professional sports leagues to immediately adopt the Carbon Isotope Ratio (CIR) test for every screen used in testing for performance‐enhancing drugs. To date, only fighters who participate in VADA’s rigorous voluntary program undergo such testing. “The recent positive tests for synthetic, or artificial, testosterone in professional and elite sports demonstrate that it is a problem at the highest levels of sport,” said Dr. Goodman, President of VADA. “Clearly, some athletes are choosing to use the substance because they know it is not tested for upfront. It’s long past time that the CIR test was used across the board to test for synthetic testosterone.”

In nearly all sports today, the CIR test is only used when testers suspect from other indicators a presence of synthetic testosterone. As a result, athletes and trainers who understand the limitations of this testing can “microdose” with synthetic testosterone in order to avoid triggering a CIR test, which can determine whether testosterone is produced naturally or artificially.

Dr. Margaret Goodman and the Voluntary Anti‐Doping Association (VADA) have called for professional sports leagues to immediately adopt the Carbon …


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Security threats KO Martinez workout

Threats and an incident of vandalism over the weekend at the Oxnard-based training camp of two-division world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), of Argentina, has forced the cancellation of Martinez’s Media Day Workout, scheduled for Tuesday, August 28 in Ventura, Calif. Martinez is deep in training for his upcoming challenge of undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs), of Mexico.

“This past weekend Sergio received threats from an unknown source and the car in front of his home was vandalized,” said Lou DiBella, Martinez’s promoter. “Unfortunately, until we have a security team in place, we are going to have to suspend any and all public and media appearances for Sergio, including the upcoming media day scheduled for tomorrow in Oxnard. We apologize for the inconvenience to the media and fans that have planned on attending tomorrow’s event.”

Threats and an incident of vandalism over the weekend at the Oxnard-based training camp of two-division world champion Sergio Martinez …



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Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Today in Los Angeles, the super powers of the junior featherweight and the junior welterweight divisions — four-division world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka, former world lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and #1 contender “Mile High” Mike Alvarado — got their first look at each other when they faced off at the kick-off news conference announcing their October 13 mega-fight doubleheader taking place under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Brandon Rios: It’s going to be a bloody, violent fight…it’s not going the distance.

Mike Alvarado: This is the fight I’ve been waiting for…it just comes down to who’s the best man that night.

Toshiaki Nishioka: I would like for both of us to be in the best condition and also put on the best fight possible, and I plan to win.

Nonito Donaire: He’s been in this weight class for such a long time and leading the way, and on October 13th I will do my best to prove that I am better.

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Today in Los Angeles, the super powers of the junior featherweight and the …


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Julio Diaz returns Sept 29

Fresh off of a triumphant return to the ring on July 28, former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz is back to face Puerto Rico’s Hector Sanchez.at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on Saturday, September 29 in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” main event on TeleFutura.

Plus, local favorite Andrew “Chango” Cancio will look to thrill his growing fan base when he faces veteran contender Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez in the 10 round junior lightweight co-featured match-up.

Fresh off of a triumphant return to the ring on July 28, former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz is …


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Vasquez bros victorious in Fallon

At the fifth annual “Fallon Fights: Rural Rumble ’12” Oscar and Santos “Titos” Vasquez scored impressive wins. Presented by the City of Fallon, Nevada “The Oasis of Nevada”, and Let’s Get It On Promotions, “Fallon Fights” again delivered exciting boxing action on Saturday night. (more…)

At the fifth annual “Fallon Fights: Rural Rumble ’12” Oscar and Santos “Titos” Vasquez scored impressive wins. Presented by the …


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Sturm-Geale Final Presser

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm

Earlier today, WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm and his IBF counterpart Daniel Geale came face-to-face at the final press conference for their Saturday night unification fight at the KoenigPilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.

Both fighters displayed confidence but also respect for their opponent. “I’ve been dreaming about this fight for many, many years”, Sturm told the assembled media. “Now I’m here and my dream is coming true. I will do my best to impose my tactics on him and make him pay for his mistakes. He is a great fighter but I’m quite sure that I’ll win on Saturday night.”

“I love fighting over here”, a seemingly relaxed Geale offered to the press. “He is one of the best fighters in the world but I’m sure that I can and will beat him.” It is the second time that the Australian steps into a ring on German soil. In May 2011, he defeated Sebastian Sylvester in his hometurf of Neubrandenburg to capture the IBF 160lbs strap. (more…)

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer Photos by Team Sturm Earlier today, WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm and his IBF counterpart Daniel …


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Unbeaten welters collide Sept 7

With eight bouts was completed the new edition of the successful series “A Puno Limpio” that will take place at the coliseo Ruben Zayas Montanez in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, on Friday, September 7, now headlining the clash between unbeatens Kenneth Diaz and Rikardo Smith, in a show presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), in association with Top Rank, to be broadcast live on WAPA America.

“There will be a great event on September 7 in Trujillo Alto with the battle of unbeatens Kenneth Diaz and Rikardo Smith, also prospects like Osenohad Vazquez against Anthony Sanchez, and six other good fights”, promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president said. “Yoelvis Gamboa, who was announced to fight against Diaz, will not fight because his team told us that he is not going to be ready for September.”

In the main event, the prospect Diaz (6-0, 5 KOs), from Cupey in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will face Jamaican Smith (6-0 1 KOs), in a fight scheduled to six rounds in the welterweight division. (more…)

With eight bouts was completed the new edition of the successful series “A Puno Limpio” that will take place at …


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Adamek, Bloodworth speak

Photos: Mike Gladysz

As previously reported, in anticipation of his upcoming IBF North American Heavyweight title defense, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, of Golwice, Poland and Jersey City, N.J. (46-2, 28 KOs) took part in a media workout at the World Gym in Jersey City last week.

Adamek will face tough Travis “Freight Train” Walker, of Tallahassee, FL, (39-7-1, 31 KOs) as the main event of the “Ironbound Throwdown” at Prudential Center, Newark NJ during the afternoon of September 8th. The card will be televised on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com.

Here’s more of what Adamek and trainer Roger Bloodworth had to say: (more…)

Photos: Mike Gladysz As previously reported, in anticipation of his upcoming IBF North American Heavyweight title defense, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, …


Interview

Karim Mayfield: “I’m knocking on the door.”

Interview by Sam Geraci

After being compelled to withdraw from the August 17th season finale of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights due to a wrist injury, junior welterweight contender Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KOs) is now back in the gym and ready for a fight.

Mayfield – along with promoter Brian Young of Prize Fight Boxing and manager Marlon Sullivan – are searching for a top 140lb matchup against one of the big names. (more…)

Interview by Sam Geraci After being compelled to withdraw from the August 17th season finale of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights …


UFC

Castillo looking to break “The Menace”

The last time lightweight prospect Danny Castillo (14-4) was inside the Octagon, a New Jersey crowd was booing his effort against John Cholish, a full-time commodities broker and Renzo Gracie-trained fighter who’s fighting style pretty much nullified his own at UFC on FOX 3 in May . . . Click here for more by Mike Straka, UFC.com
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The last time lightweight prospect Danny Castillo (14-4) was inside the Octagon, a New Jersey crowd was booing his effort …


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Results from Malta

In a super middleweight main event, Germany-based Italian Daniel Knieps (29-1-1, 14 KOs) drew with unbeaten Tiran Mkrtschjan (5-0-3, 3 KOs) of Germany over 12 rounds on Saturday night at the Prembroke Arena in the city of Prembroke on the Mediterranean island of Malta.

In the co-feature, popular Malta resident Scott Dixon (34-10-4, 9 KOs) originally from Hamilton, Scotland decisioned Baker Barakat (36-13-4, 24 KOs) of Germany over 12 rounds. Dixon dropped Barakat in the 12 and final round to punctuate his victory which was for the WBU super middleweight title.

The event was presented by Gary Hinck/Positive Promotions.

In a super middleweight main event, Germany-based Italian Daniel Knieps (29-1-1, 14 KOs) drew with unbeaten Tiran Mkrtschjan (5-0-3, 3 …


Boxing Result

Smith outpoints Sithsaithong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian lightweight champion Brett “Handful” Smith (15-1-1, 7 KOs) scored a clear twelve round points victory over Chaiyong Sithsaithong (28-9-3, 21 KOs) at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane , Queensland, Australia on Friday. Smith dropped Sithsaithong in round two but the tough Thai had the Aussie in trouble in round four. Smith regained control of the fight in round five and dropped Sithsaithong again in round ten. The game Thai boxer made Smith work hard for the points in round eleven and twelve and referee Steve Marshall raised Smith’s hand at the end of a crowd pleasing bout. Scores 119-108, 117-109, 120-106. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Australian lightweight champion Brett “Handful” Smith (15-1-1, 7 KOs) scored a clear …


Boxing Result

Estrada defeats Meraz

By Ahmed Santos

The homecoming of sensational flyweight contender Juan “Gallo” Estrada was spectacular, offering a lesson of boxing quality, methodically demolishing experienced Germán “Panteonaro” Meraz, to end up beating him by TKO in the 9th round, in the main event of a card staged Friday night in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico. A spectacular full house witnessed the way that Estrada (26-1, 20 KOs) battered his opponent, who used all his resources and mobility to survive, but Estrada patiently wore him down to the body and head, putting him down in the fourth episode and again in the ninth, then Meraz (37-23-1, 18 KOs) got punished until the referee stopped what turned into a beating, with the joy of everybody at the Francisco León García stadium. (more…)

By Ahmed Santos The homecoming of sensational flyweight contender Juan “Gallo” Estrada was spectacular, offering a lesson of boxing quality, …


Boxing News

Barker injured; pulls out of fight

Welterweight Lee Purdy will face unbeaten Argentine Gumersindo Carrasco for the IBF International title in the new main event on September 8 at the Alexandra Palace, north London. Former middleweight title challenger Darren Barker was forced to withdraw from his headlining clash with Simone Rotolo after an arm injury. “I am gutted for Darren as he’s been looking great in training and I know he was ready to get back to what he does best,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “The only good news is that it is a new injury rather than an aggravation of an old injury and we hope he will be back in action very soon.”

Welterweight Lee Purdy will face unbeaten Argentine Gumersindo Carrasco for the IBF International title in the new main event on …


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Gold Medalist Murata Calls It Quits

By Joe Koizumi

Olympic gold medalist in the middleweight class, sensational Japanese Ryota Murata, 26, expressed that he would not box any more, much less turn professional—to concentrate on his second career as an instructor to cultivate future medalists like him. Murata became the first Olympic gold medalist in 48 years since Takao Sakurai in the Tokyo Games in 1964, as he narrowly defeated Brazilian Esquiva Falcao by a hairline 14-13 decision in London. Some promoters or managers have made attractive offers for Murata to enter the paid ranks. The hard-hitting six-footer, however, declined to accept any of those proposals but decided to call it quits and study more on sports science abroad. It is a very smart decision for Murata since it will be very hard to be successful in the professional 160-pound category. We hope his bright future as the leader in our Japanese amateur field.

By Joe Koizumi Olympic gold medalist in the middleweight class, sensational Japanese Ryota Murata, 26, expressed that he would not …


Boxing Result

Results from Monterrey

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The first installment of the 2012 “Quien Pinta Para La Corona?” boxing series which is intended to develop new young boxing talent in Mexico took place Saturday at the Nave Lewis del Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Mexico.

Results were as follows:

Adrian Estrella TKO 10 Carlos Guzman (featherweight)
Oscar Trujillo UD 8 Leonardo Torres (flyweight)
Josue Portales MD Erick Lopez (flyweight)
Jairo Lopez UD 8 Edgar Lomelli (lightweight)
Daniel Echeverria TKO 1 Rafael Rodriguez (lightweight)
Enrique Tinoco UD 8 Juan Jose Perez (featherweight)
Randy Lozano SD 8 Juan Carlos Olvera (featherweight)
Giovanni Delgado KO 1 Alem Robles (bantamweight)
Isao Carranza UD 8 Edgar Garcia (bantamweight)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo and WBC

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By Gabriel F. Cordero The first installment of the 2012 “Quien Pinta Para La Corona?” boxing series which is intended …


Boxing News

Mares-Moreno Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The clash between WBC super bantamweight world champion Abner Mares and WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno, tentatively scheduled for October 13, could shift to another date. November 17 is a possibility, site to be determined. The event will be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The clash between WBC super bantamweight world champion Abner Mares and WBA bantamweight super world champion …


Boxing News

Abraham, Stieglitz speak

New WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham: “It´s such an emotional moment for me right now and I can’t really describe it. I worked hard and concentrated throughout the preparations for this chance and I boxed smart – that’s the secret of this victory.”

Former champion Robert Stieglitz, who relinquished the title in his seventh defense: “I have made a lot of mistakes today and from round seven onwards I wasn’t able to see properly through my left eye. Nevertheless, I continued fighting but it just wasn’t meant to be.”

New WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham: “It´s such an emotional moment for me right now and I can’t really …


UFC

The Count’s Quotables

With Chael Sonnen gaining heroic status for accepting a short notice fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones a few days ago (a bout that ultimately went to Vitor Belfort), the title of most polarizing UFC fighter may be heading back to middleweight contender Michael “The Count” Bisping, who certainly has a love / hate relationship with the UFC fanbase . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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With Chael Sonnen gaining heroic status for accepting a short notice fight with light heavyweight champion Jon Jones a few …


Boxing News

Sauerland inks Juergen Braehmer

Just before Saturday’s championship fight between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz in Berlin’s O2 World, former WBO light heavyweight world champion Juergen Braehmer (38-2, 30 KOs) signed a promotional contract with Sauerland Event. “I want to fight again and again become world champion,” said Braehmer, who lost his title after pulling out of three consecutive defenses. His trainer will be Karsten Rower, who worked with former IBF middleweight king Sebastian Sylvester. “I’m very happy,” concluded Braehmer. “With Sauerland I’ll again have a professional partner on my side. I look forward to working together.”

Just before Saturday’s championship fight between Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz in Berlin’s O2 World, former WBO light heavyweight world …


Boxing Result

Harrison survives knockdown, gains victory in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

In 197 amateur bouts and seven pro fights, 18-year-old DC welterweight Dusty Harrison was able to avoid something that happens to many boxers. He avoided being knocked down. That streak stopped Saturday night at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center when Marqus “Goose” Jackson of Atlanta, GA landed a lunging overhead right midway through the sixth and final round of their bout. The punch shocked the heavily-partisan Harrison crowd and made Harrison stumble and fall in the Jackson corner. However, the combination of Harrison pocketing enough early rounds with his jab and strong punches and Jackson’s inability to finish the job gave Harrison the six-round unanimous decision win. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside In 197 amateur bouts and seven pro fights, 18-year-old DC welterweight Dusty Harrison was …










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