Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, ...

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former ...

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Boxing Result

Zhong decisions Razon in China

Xiong Chao Zhong (19-4-1, 11 KOs) of China defeated Osvaldo “Chucky” Razon (11-4, 6 KOs) by a closely contested unanimous decision. The official scores were 115-112 twice and 114-113 all in favor of Zhong. The bout took place in Kunming, China with Liu Gang (Zovi Boxing Promotions) promoting the event. Zhong won a vacant WBC Silver light flyweight title with his victory and closes in on another world title opportunity to become China’s first world champion in boxing.

Xiong Chao Zhong (19-4-1, 11 KOs) of China defeated Osvaldo “Chucky” Razon (11-4, 6 KOs) by a closely contested unanimous …


Boxing Result

Venter wins SA Super 8 war

By Ron Jackson

Danie Venter, Thabiso Mchunu and Zack Mkwekasse are in the second round of the South African Super 8 cruiserweight series. The three won their fights in the first round of the competition at Emperors Palace, near Johannesburg, on Saturday night. Two first-round stoppages and an eight-round battle marked the start of the Last Man Standing series presented by Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves Promotions. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Danie Venter, Thabiso Mchunu and Zack Mkwekasse are in the second round of the South African Super …



Boxing Result

Van Heerden retains IBO title

By Ron Jackson

Chris van Heerden retained his IBO welterweight title when he beat Sebastian Lujan on points at Emperors Palace near Johannesburg on Saturday night. The South African won by 120-109 on two cards and by 119-109 on the third against a tough, cagey opponent from Argentina. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Chris van Heerden retained his IBO welterweight title when he beat Sebastian Lujan on points at Emperors …


Boxing Result

Quigg-Munroe ends in technical draw

Photos: Mark Robinson / Hatton Promotions

A clash for the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight belt ended in a technical draw when unbeaten Scott Quigg (24-0, 17 KOs) and former world title challenger Rendall Munroe (24-2, 10 KOs) clashed heads in round three. Munroe was cut over the right eye forcing the stoppage at the :43 mark. The bout took place Saturday night at the Velodrome in Manchester, England.

Unbeaten junior middleweight Sergey Rabchenko (21-0, 16 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over former world title challenger Ryan Rhodes (46-6, 31 KOs) to claim the vacant EBU European title. A body shot finished Rhodes at 2:54. (more…)

Photos: Mark Robinson / Hatton Promotions A clash for the vacant WBA interim super bantamweight belt ended in a technical …




Boxing News

Ammann outpoints McCracken

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian Cruiserweight champion Daniel Ammann (24-5-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Anthony McCracken (14-6-1) over ten rounds to retain the title on Friday at the Panthers club at Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Referee Brad Griffiths crowned Ammann by scores Ted McDonell 98-92, Steve Hughes 98-92, Damien Casey 97-95. This was the second time Ammann outscored McCracken. Back in 2007 Ammann defeated McCracken. Ammann has lost to world rated Shane Cameron and Alexander Alekseev. Big punching Brad Pitt stopped Ammann in 2011.

Light heavyweight Luke Bunder (1-0) outscored Robbie Harris (0-1) over four rounds by scores 39-37, 40-36, 40-36.

Super middleweight Wade Ryan (1-0) outpointed Simon Rendina (0-1) over four rounds by scores 40-35, 40-35, 40-35.

Promoter Peter Hallett

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian Cruiserweight champion Daniel Ammann (24-5-1, 5 KOs) outpointed Anthony McCracken (14-6-1) over …


Boxing Result

Shaick outworks Allan

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (11-2, 6 KOs) outworked Jeremy Allan (8-9-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in a nationally televised promotion on Friday. Shaik, boxing from the southpaw stance, was in control of the contest in all of the rounds, connecting consistently with solid combinations. Referee Alan Moore visited Allan’s corner at the conclusion of round eight and nine. Allan came to fight and displayed a big heart, but could not match the work rate of the champion, who retained the title by scores of 100-90 100-90, 100-90. Shaik can make Middleweight poundage and could go after the national 160 pound champion Jarrod Fletcher. more + photos

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (11-2, 6 KOs) outworked Jeremy Allan (8-9-2, …


Boxing News

Guzman returns on Mendez-Honorio card

Promoter Henry Rivalta from Acquinity Sports has announced his next event to take place July 21 at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The headliner will be an IBF lightweight title eliminator between Argenis Mendez and Martin Honorio. Also scheduled are former world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzmán (100% recovered from the injury he suffered in his right hand from his last fight) and Ed “The Lion” Paredes, who was slated to fight March 2 but was scratched due to medical issues. The event will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.”

Promoter Henry Rivalta from Acquinity Sports has announced his next event to take place July 21 at The Seminole Hard …


Boxing News

Prescott returns August 18

A press conference will be held next week to announce an August 18 fight card at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida, featuring an eight-round junior-welterweight main event between Miami, Florida’s (via Colombia) Breidis “The Khanqueror” Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs) of Bronx, New York. In the eight-round super featherweight co-main event will be Miami (via Cuba) power puncher Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) facing Guadalajara, Mexico’s Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs).

A press conference will be held next week to announce an August 18 fight card at the Doubletree Hotel in …



Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Full Report/Photo Gallery

Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi at Ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III

“Irish” Seanie Monaghan and Cleveland’s Romaro Johnson dazzled fans at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City Thursday night, engaging in an entertaining toe-to-toe battle until referee Eddie Cotton called a halt to the bout at 2:30 of the 8th round with Monaghan raining heavy blows over a stunned Johnson. The scheduled ten round contest served as the main event of DiBella Entertainment’s popular “Broadway Boxing” series. (More)

Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi at Ringside Photos: Rich Hundley III “Irish” Seanie Monaghan and Cleveland’s Romaro Johnson dazzled fans …


UFC

Cub Swanson, Featherweight Iron Man

Is it possible to measure the amount of “fight” in someone?

If one could quantify the sum total of fight in UFC featherweight Cub Swanson, it would be a gajillion out of a potential gajillion quarks or whatever imaginary unit name we settle on. Put the nearly eight year professional cagefighting career with over 20 bouts aside, Swanson took an unfortunate knee to the face in practice leading up to his first UFC appearance in 2011, which pretty much destroyed the left side of his face. Swanson required reconstructive surgery to fix seven fractures, including wiring his jaw shut and the addition of three metal plates. Only five months later, Swanson fought in the Octagon – that’s a man with fight.. . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Is it possible to measure the amount of “fight” in someone? If one could quantify the sum total of fight …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Holm vs. Mathis 2

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Chris Cozzone

They called it “The Reckoning,” but most expected a wrecking.

What a packed house of 3,000 got, last night at Route 66, west of Albuquerque, was the hometown champ’s repossession of the mythical pound-for-pound crown of women’s boxing.

After a severe beatdown at the heavy hands of France’s Anne Sophie Mathis, Holly Holm bounced back from the worst loss of her career to even the score by an undeniable unanimous decision.

But it wasn’t pretty . . . Click here for more

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone and Gerardo Martinez Photos by Chris Cozzone They called it “The Reckoning,” but most expected …


Boxing News

No surprise, promoters back better officiating

After the controversial decision rendered last Saturday night as challenger Timothy Bradley was awarded a highly controversial decision over welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA) moved to establish themselves as a “figurehead” for the sport of boxing. On Tuesday, the President of the BPA, Joe DeGuardia sent a letter to all promoters announcing a call to “oversee” our sport, as other major sports league owners do as a group, by having the BPA take the steps necessary to ensure that fighters and fans have the most competent judges and referees in professional boxing matches. The letter by the BPA was met by immediate and overwhelming support by virtually every promoter in the United States. (more…)

After the controversial decision rendered last Saturday night as challenger Timothy Bradley was awarded a highly controversial decision over welterweight …



Column

Chavez Jr. faces toughest test tonight

By Graham Houston

Matthew Macklin was, predictably, in over his head against Sergio Martinez, but another Irish-ancestry middleweight, Andy Lee, stands a much better chance of becoming a world champion when he challenges Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC title in El Paso, TX tonight (HBO). Lee, billed from Limerick but based in Detroit for the last six years, is the underdog but faces a fighter who is considered the most beatable of all the 160lbs champions. Emanuel Steward, who manages and trains Lee, has long maintained that the tall southpaw was a world champion in waiting. Now, Lee gets his big opportunity. (more…)

By Graham Houston Matthew Macklin was, predictably, in over his head against Sergio Martinez, but another Irish-ancestry middleweight, Andy Lee, …


Boxing News

Ruiz to defend WBA belt July 7

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WAB interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) will make the fourth defense of his interim belt against Nicaraguan challenger Jean Sampson (12-1, 7 KOs) on July 7 at a site to be named in Mexico. In another fight, female world champion Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño (15-2, 8 KOs) will defend her WBA flyweight world crown against former champ Hollie “Hot Stuff” Dunaway (23-10, 10 KOs). WBC silver lightweight beltholder Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez (14-0-1, 13 KOs) will face former world challenger Rene “Chirizo” Gonzalez (29-5, 22 KOs). The event is presented by Promocions del Pueblo and Sampson Boxing.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WAB interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) will make the fourth defense of …


UFC

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas July 3-7

Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas. More

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Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, …


Boxing Result

De Mori stops Weida

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Classy Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (19-1-2, 17 KOs) stopped American journeyman Troy “Country Boy” Weida (46-24-2, 33 KOs) in round three of a scheduled ten round bout at the St Marys Band Club, St Marys, NSW, Australia. The 6’2 de Mori is managed by Don King and is coming off a four round stoppage of Rob Calloway of the USA in March. Weida, 6’3, lost to Alex Leapai in 2011. Weida, 39 years, has been in action with several world class heavyweights including Ray Mercer and Orlin Norris. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Classy Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (19-1-2, 17 KOs) stopped American journeyman Troy …



Boxing Result

Holm outworks Mathis in rematch

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez & Chris Cozzone
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Tonight at Route 66 west of Albuquerque, N.M.: Reclaiming her mythical crown for women’s boxing pound-for-pound throne, Albuquerque’s Holly Holm outboxed former conqueror Anne Sophie Mathis, of France, with scores of 96-94, 99-91 and 97-93. It may not have been the prettiest fight, but Holm employed a hit-and-hold routine through ten rounds, rarely giving Mathis a chance to land anything significant. The welterweight WBF, IBA and WBAN belts were at stake.

Raymond “Hollywood” Montes (5-2, 4 KO’s) KO’d Los Mochis fighter Jaime Gutierrez (4-6) at 1:37 of the first round. Albuquerque’s Cristian Cabral (3-0, 2 KO’s) took care of Socorro’s Victor Silva (0-1) winning by TKO at 1:27 of the fourth round. Belen’s debuting Gene “The Kid” Perez (1-0) outpointed Albuquerque’s Eric Gonzales (1-2-1) with scores of 40-36 x 3. John “Smiley” Herrera (2-3-1) bloodied up Bryan Garcia (7-19, 2 KO’s) and took a unanimous decision win with scores of 40-35 and 40-36 x 2. In the opener Jose Luis “El Guero” Sanchez (1-0, 1 KO) took out Farmington’s Guy Youell (0-1) at 1:13 of the fourth round.

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez & Chris Cozzone Photo by Chris Cozzone Tonight at Route 66 west of Albuquerque, N.M.: Reclaiming …


Scale Watch

Weights from Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing Promotions card Saturday night at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD:

Venroy July 200 vs. Justin Howes 194
Kevin Womack, Jr. 144 vs. Nalo Leal 142
Lee Snow 162 vs. Issa Cuolibaly 156
Brady Sensibaugh 120 vs. Giovanni Vasquez 119

The July-Howes bout has been bumped from a six-rounder to an eight-round contest. The Womack-Leal contest has been moved from four to six rounds.

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing Promotions card Saturday night at Du Burns …


Scale Watch

Weights from Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Jason Litzau 135 vs. Ira Terry 135
Aaron Green 273 vs. TJ Gibson 226
Rob Brant 157 vs. Cheyene Ziegler 159
Brad Patraw 128 vs. Tony Belvidere 131
Donny Tierney 151 vs. Kenneth Glenn 153
Mike Richman 146 vs. Jason Benson 146
Silas Ortley vs. Stephen Watt
(Both made middleweight, don’t have exact weights)

Venue: Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, MN
Promoter: RDS Boxing and S.E.G Promotions

By Jesse Kelley Jason Litzau 135 vs. Ira Terry 135 Aaron Green 273 vs. TJ Gibson 226 Rob Brant 157 …


Boxing Result

Quijano defeats Rubillar

Jr bantamweight David Quijano (15-2, 10 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage against veteran Juanito Rubillar (48-19-7, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout was halted due to a cut suffered by Rubillar. With the win Quijano claimed the vacant WBO Latin 115lb title. The 35-year-old Rubillar, who has had eight shots at various world titles, lost his sixth straight bout.

Jr bantamweight David Quijano (15-2, 10 KOs) scored a tenth round stoppage against veteran Juanito Rubillar (48-19-7, 13 KOs) on …


Boxing News

Visa problem KOs J.C. Candelo

Due to immigration issues, J.C. Candelo was unable to travel to Mexico for his fight against Gilberto Ramirez that was originally scheduled for tomorrow night in Playa Del Carmen. San Buenaventura, Mexico’s Isaac Mendez (13-5, 11 KO’s) has stepped up to the plate to face Ramirez in the 10-round super middleweight co-featured fight.

In the 12-round main event, the vacant WBC Continental Americas Bantamweight Title will be on the line when Guamuchil, Mexico’s Cuadras battles countryman Javier Franco of Chihuahua.

Due to immigration issues, J.C. Candelo was unable to travel to Mexico for his fight against Gilberto Ramirez that was …


Scale Watch

Weights from Albany, NY

Marcus Williams 157.5 vs. Troy Artis 159.5
Shawn Miller 175 vs. Richard “Bobo” Starnino 172.5
Sarah Kuhn 144.5 vs. Adelita Irizarry 145
Kimdo Bethel Boykin 230 vs. Raymundo Lopez 235.5
Ray Velez 140 vs. Gabriel Diaz 136
Venue: Empire State Plaza Convention Center (Under “the Egg’)
Promoter: ARES Promotions
Doors Open @ 5 p.m. First bell @ 6 p.m.

Marcus Williams 157.5 vs. Troy Artis 159.5 Shawn Miller 175 vs. Richard “Bobo” Starnino 172.5 Sarah Kuhn 144.5 vs. Adelita …


Boxing News

Chavez-Lee officials under scrunity

After last weekend’s scoring controversy in Las Vegas, all eyes will be on the officiating crew in El Paso working Saturday’s Chavez-Lee WBC middleweight title clash. The judges will be Rey Danseco (Philippines), John Keane (England) and Jesse Reyes (Texas). The referee will be Laurence Cole (Texas). WBC President Jose Sulaiman will be supervising at ringside.

After last weekend’s scoring controversy in Las Vegas, all eyes will be on the officiating crew in El Paso working …


Boxing News

Confirmed: Arreola pulls out

An undisclosed injury has forced heavyweight Chris Arreola to withdraw from his scheduled June 23 fight against Mike Mollo, which was slated to open June 23 telecast between former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KOs) and Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs).
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Ventura, California Mayor Mike Tracy has challenged Riverside Mayor Ronald O Loveridge to a wager. “I am betting this flat of Ventura grown strawberries to a box of Riverside grown oranges that my man Victor Ortiz will defeat his man, Josesito Lopez when they fight June 23rd at Staples Center,” said Tracy.

An undisclosed injury has forced heavyweight Chris Arreola to withdraw from his scheduled June 23 fight against Mike Mollo, which …


Boxing News

Behind the scenes with Chavez Jr.

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

After successfully getting his weight down to 159 lbs. for today’s weigh-in, WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez rehydrates for tomorrow night’s clash with Andy Lee at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. As many as 35,000 are expected to attend the fight. “I’m ready to defend my title,” said Chavez Jr. “Lee can say what he wants, but I’m going to prove to the people that I’m a good champion and I’m making my own history. I going to demonstrate a new Chavez Jr., unlike which had ever been seen. I prepared two months for tomorrow night and it will be a big night for me and for Mexican boxing.” More photos…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer After successfully getting his weight down to 159 lbs. for today’s weigh-in, WBC middleweight world champion Julio …


Boxing News

Rosinsky set to take on Pavlik July 7

By Mariano A. Agmi

With his win Thursday night against Aaron Pryor Jr., Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) is prepared to take a huge step up in class, as the 27-year-old is now scheduled to face former world champion Kelly Pavlik on July 7th in an HBO clash at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. That bout would replace the cancelled Rios vs. Herrera clash. The contract is not yet signed, but all sides have made verbal agreements.

By Mariano A. Agmi With his win Thursday night against Aaron Pryor Jr., Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) is …


Boxing News

Quigg, Munroe make weight

Photos: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions

Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for tomorrow night’s vacant WBA interim world super-bantamweight title at Manchester Velodrome. Quigg was slightly heavier at 121.75 while magnificently sculptured Munroe weighed 121.6. As they posed for picture Munroe unleashed a verbal barrage at Quigg who laughed off the pre-fight taunts.

Unbeaten Quigg, the betting favorite, said “I am the one who has it all to prove, but I am one million per-cent confident I can beat Rendall. He’s going to pressure me, but I have got a good defence and I haven’t dedicated myself to boxing since I was a kid to fail now. Beat Rendall and I am up there among the very best in the division and looking at even bigger fights.” (more…)

Photos: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for tomorrow night’s …


Boxing News

Molina back in action Saturday night

By John Cannon

Complete weights:
Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135
(NABO intercontinental lightweight title)
Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. Victor Sanchez 121.75
Isaac Torres 117.5 vs. Mario Delgado 118.25
Marc Torres 136 vs. Eduardo Alvarado 134.5
Enrique Alvarez 149.75 vs. Gerardo Alvarado 151.75
James Cantu 139.75 vs. Hector Garza 143.75
Elio Ruiz 120.75 vs. Ivan Rios 124.75
Raphael Murphy 196 vs. Mikel Williams 177.75
Andrew Greeley 239.75 vs. Eric Molina 236.75

Marines Promotions president Julio Marines has always believed that the Rio Grande Valley has tons of talent in the sport of boxing and will do whatever it takes to get them recognized. This Saturday, he will get a chance to showcase some of the best talent in the Valley as Marines Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions presents “Border Explosion” at the McAllen Convention Center. Heavyweight prospect and current WBC USNBC champion Eric Molina of Lyford makes his return to the ring after suffering a first round knockout loss to number one Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola on February 18th in Corpus Christi. (more…)

By John Cannon Complete weights: Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135 (NABO intercontinental lightweight title) Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. …


Interview

Q&A: Abie Han

Interview by Gerardo Martinez
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

We caught up with El Paso’s undefeated middleweight prospect Abie Han (16-0, 10 KO’s) two days before his most important fight to date, against Farmington’s Joseph Gomez (18-5-1, 8 KO’s) at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso.

The fight will be on the undercard of the HBO televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee card, though Han’s fight will not be televised. Gomez and Han will be going eight rounds in the ring. Gomez last fought in Ignacio, CO and won an eight round unanimous decision against El Paso’s Bernardo Guereca (16-14-1, 3 KO’s) in March. Han’s most recent fight also occurred in March of this year against Azerbaijan’s Rahman Yusubov (8-8, 6 KO’s) in Arizona. (more…)

Interview by Gerardo Martinez Photo by Chris Cozzone  We caught up with El Paso’s undefeated middleweight prospect Abie Han (16-0, …


Boxing News

Chavez Camp rejects Lee Camp request

Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy Lee, representatives of Lee requested to weigh both camp’s gloves. That request was denied by Texas Commission Sports Inspector Robert Tapia. “They brought their own gloves and we brought ours,” explained Lee’s manager, Perry Mandera, “so we thought in the interest of full disclosure and a level playing field, we would weigh both pairs. We weighed ours out in the open in front of everyone. They would not put theirs on the scale. So, I requested Robert Tapia to make them do it. He told me ‘I’m the boss here. I say whether or not we inspect the gloves and we’re not going to.'” Mandera says he then requested Chavez trainer Freddy Roach to weigh the gloves in the spirit of fairness. “He pushed past me and said ‘we don’t have to, so we’re not going to.'”

Lee’s team issued this statement: “We just want everything fair. I don’t know why they wouldn’t drop the gloves on a scale to remove any doubt about a pair of gloves they brought themselves. Yes, it’s a new pair, but you ever buy a pair of shoes that say size 10 and they’re not? That’s all we were trying to resolve. So why won’t they weigh the gloves?”

Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy …


Scale Watch

Adamek 225, Chambers 202

Photos: Ed Mulholland

Tomasz Adamek weighed in at a career high of 225 while Eddie Chambers scaled in at a career low of 202, adding a little bit of extra intrigue to tomorrow night’s heavyweight showdown at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Other weights:
Bryant Jennings 225 vs. Steve Collins 244
Jamaal Davis 154.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 155.5
John Thompson 155.5 vs. John Mackey 155.5
Patrick Farrell 209.5 vs. David Williams 227.5
Jose Peralta 140 vs. Dpntre King 142
Tureano Johnson 161.5 vs. Roberto Yong 162

Promoter: Main Events/Peltz Boxing/Ziggy Promotions
TV: NBC Sports Network
Tickets: Tickets are $254 ringside, $104, $79, and $54 available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center’s Box Office and at www.prucenter.com.
Photos…

Photos: Ed Mulholland Tomasz Adamek weighed in at a career high of 225 while Eddie Chambers scaled in at a …


Boxing News

Vera-Mora rematch on August 11

Middleweights Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) and Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs) meet for the second time on August 11 with the vacant NABO middleweight title on the line. The bout will be the main event of a TeleFutura telecast from the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio. In their first fight, Vera upset Mora taking a split decision. Both participated in the “Contender” reality show. Mora in 2005, Vera in 2007. Mora defeated Vernon Forrest in 2008 to win the WBC super welterweight world title, but promptly lost the belt in a rematch three months later. Vera is best known for his upset win over then-unbeaten Andy Lee.

Middleweights Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) and Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs) meet for the second time …


Scale Watch

Chavez Jr, Lee make weight

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 159 vs. Andy Lee 159.25
(WBC middleweight championship)
Miguel Vazquez 137.75 vs. Daniel Attah 135.5
Roberto Marroquin 124 vs. Arturo Santiago 122.5
Casey Ramos 131.25 vs. Arthur Trevino 132
Abie Han 159.75 vs. Joseph Gomez 159
Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. 118 vs. Leopoldo Gonzalez 122.75
Alex Saucedo 145 vs. James Harrison 147.75
Tremaine Williams 123 vs. Theo Johnson 123
Adam Lopez 123 vs. Raul Carrillo 123

Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO
Photos

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 159 vs. Andy Lee 159.25 (WBC middleweight championship) Miguel Vazquez …


Boxing News

Maddalone to face Tyson Fury

Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) will be travelling to the UK and has told fans “Don’t Blink” as he’s looking to be the first to beat the 6’9 Tyson Fury when the pair square off at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on July 7th. “I’m Looking forward to fighting in England.” said Maddalone “The Brits may be rooting for him in the beginning but I guarantee they will be cheering for me by the end of the night. I promise to give everything I’ve got-the Brits are going to experience one hell of a fight and I plan on making lots of new fans.”

Tyson Fury who is currently in training camp in Essen, Belgium said “He’s a good opponent, a real tough guy, who leaves nothing in the changing room, he certainly comes to fight! Training has gone well and I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m looking forward to some good rounds and after I beat him maybe we can go out and get something to eat.”

Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) will be travelling to the UK and has told fans “Don’t Blink” as he’s …


Boxing News

Singwangcha boxers see action

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha will be in town tomorrow to see his young prospects see action at the Angono Municipal Gym in Angono, Rizal, Philippines. The event is headlined by a ten rounder junior flyweight match-up between Jomar Fajardo Sinwangcha of the Jaro Boxing Stable and Ruther del Castillo of the Ringside Boxing Gym. In the supporting bout, Rey Migreno-Singwangcha will face Prell Tupaz in a ten round bantamweight showdown. (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha will be in town tomorrow to see his young prospects see action …










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