WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez

Tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Martinez world middleweight championship event on September 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will go on sale today at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. Priced at $600, $400, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, they can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office and Town Square Las Vegas Concierge. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.unlvtickets.com. To charge by telephone call (702) 739-FANS.

Tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Martinez world middleweight championship event on September 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center …


UFC

Heavyweights Carwin and Nelson to coach TUF on FX

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is proud to announce the coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter® are interim UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin and top heavyweight contender Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson.

Taping for the show’s second season on FX will begin in early August, with the debut episode slated to air in September. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is proud to announce the coaches for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter® are …



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Chavez celebrates 50th birthday

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez celebrates his 50th birthday today. “El Gran Campeón Mexicano,” who compiled a career mark of 107-6-2 with 86 KOs while reigning as a world champion in three divisions commented, “I do it in a great way, more than two years removed from any excess or vice, with my body and my mind clean, happy with my family, with my children, with my personal and professional projects, grateful to God and life.” Chavez sends his thanks to the Mexican fans and all fans in the world who support him and always give tokens of affection.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Mary Ann Owen Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez celebrates his 50th birthday today. “El …


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Marquez, Rojas workouts

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafel Soto / Zanfer

WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2-0, 25 KOs) and Filipino Fernando Lumacad (26-3-3, 11 KOs) showed their form during a public workout in advance of their clash on Saturday at the Palenque de Culiacan in an event called ¨Lethal Power¨ presented by Zanfer Promotions. “Tyson” showed his speed and power, while Lucamad showed quickness and slick moves. Their fight is a non-title ten-rounder. “I have to beat Lumacad convincingly, then we’ll see that there are very good plans for my career, but those plans are dependent on wins, so I have to do my part and win,” said Marquez.

In another fight, former WBC champion Tomas ¨Gusano¨ Rojas (38-13-1, 25 KOs) will face Manuel “Pajarito” Herrera (19-9-1, 13 KOs). (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafel Soto / Zanfer WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2-0, 25 KOs) and …




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Amir Khan, Danny Garcia Workouts

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Newly reinstated WBA super lightweight super world champion Amir Khan and WBC super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia showed their ring skills and spoke to members of the media during a public workout at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. They collide Saturday night on HBO. (more…)

Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Newly reinstated WBA super lightweight super world champion Amir Khan and WBC super lightweight …


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Day Two: Chavez Jr-Martinez Press Tour

By Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Boxing fans won’t have to wait until next July 4 for the fireworks to start. Rising star and undefeated fighter Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1) and Sergio Martinez (49-2-2) wasted no time on pre-fight pleasantries in anticipation of their September 15 showdown at Wednesday’s press conference in Las Vegas. Hell, even Chavez Sr. got into the act with some choice words for the man challenging his son for the WBC World Middleweight title.

Despite some criticism about Chavez’ skills, Martinez’ promoter, Lou DiBella openly and genuinely praised the surging fighter, calling him a tough test for his veteran client. “People said [Chavez] was a paper champion, but I’m afraid of him. This is not an easy fight even though I believe Sergio Martinez is one of the pound-for-pound best. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Photos: Mary Ann Owen Boxing fans won’t have to wait until next July 4 for the …


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Day One: Chavez Jr-Martinez Press Tour

By Miguel Maravilla

The press tour kicked off Tuesday at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to announce and promote the anticipated September 15 middleweight showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-0-1, 32 KOs) and Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (49-2-2, 38 KOs) for Chavez’ WBC title at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla The press tour kicked off Tuesday at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to announce …


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Johnson-Fonfara final presser

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk

Former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs), “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs), former world champion Jose Luis Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and Ivan Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs) spoke to the media about Friday’s big show at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Video and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk Former world champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs), “The …



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Bring on the Spider: Weidman stops Munoz

SAN JOSE, July 11 – Chris Weidman’s meteoric rise in the UFC continued Wednesday at the HP Pavilion, as the New Yorker thoroughly dismantled and stopped top contender Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC on FUEL TV 4 – announcing afterward that he wants to be next in line for a crack at UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

SAN JOSE, July 11 – Chris Weidman’s meteoric rise in the UFC continued Wednesday at the HP Pavilion, as the …


Announcement

Judah Brothers Boxing Club fighting to stay open

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club, a safe haven for people of all ages living in New York City’s roughest areas, is desperately trying fighting off a serious economic onslaught.

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club is under the banner of the Thornhill Community Supportive Services Incorporated, a 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization based in Brooklyn. Currently, Judah is in the process of making his gym an independent non-profit so he can continue aiding struggling New Yorkers on a daily basis. (more…)

The Judah Brothers Boxing Club, a safe haven for people of all ages living in New York City’s roughest areas, …


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Faber warns Barao!

Urijah Faber has warned UFC® 149 opponent Renan ‘the Baron’ Barão that he will tear up the stats sheet when the pair collide for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on July 21. (more…)

Urijah Faber has warned UFC® 149 opponent Renan ‘the Baron’ Barão that he will tear up the stats sheet when …


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Boxing back in Studio City on August 11

On August 11, Goossen Tutor Promotions returns to the San Fernando Valley’s legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA, with a main event featuring 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (14-0, 12 KOs) squaring off with undefeated Felix Piedra (8-0-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled 8-round light heavyweight contest. In other action, Leon Spinks, III (2-0, 1 KO) – grandson and great nephew of former Olympic champions and world heavyweight kings Leon and Michael Spinks, debuting Armenian heavyweight Sergo Pogosyan and jr featherweight KO artist Jessie Villanueva (3-0, 3 KOs) will face opponents to be named.

“We’re expecting another exciting night of boxing at ‘The Lodge’ on August 11,” promoter Dan Goossen said. “Shawn Estrada is a big puncher and once the bell rings he’s looking to land one bomb after another. Mention the name Leon Spinks, III, and it makes you want to see if he inherited the Spinks champion bloodlines. Heavyweights also have a way of getting fans excited, and it’s the same for me, with the debut of Pogosyan, along with Jessie Villanueva taking another step in his development.”

On August 11, Goossen Tutor Promotions returns to the San Fernando Valley’s legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, CA, with …



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Canelo vs. Josesito is official

Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that their September 15 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will feature undefeated WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez. The card will be a quadrupleheader that also features WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez defending his title against former champ Daniel Ponce De Leon. Remaining bouts will be announced. “We know the exceptional talent we have in Mexican superstar Canelo, and certainly Josesito Lopez deserves the opportunity to face him after his stunning upset victory over Victor Ortiz on June 23,” said Oscar de la Hoya, President of Golden Boy Promotions.

Canelo Alvarez: I am happy to be fighting Josesito Lopez on Mexican Independence Day weekend and to give all of our fans a tremendous battle. I was ringside for his fight against Victor Ortiz and saw the talent he possesses. It will be very competitive, but nothing can take away my desire to be the best in the sport.

Josesito Lopez: I know they put me in the ring with Victor Ortiz to have me beat and now they are doing the same thing with Canelo. I was a big underdog with Ortiz and now I’m a bigger underdog with Canelo, but I’m up for the challenge.

Golden Boy Promotions has confirmed that their September 15 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will …


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Weights from Hollywood, CA

Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Jose Martell 148
Terrell Williams 150.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 150.8
Javier Albonica 148.4 vs. Tatsuro Irie 146.4
Larry Ward 193 vs. Paul Parker 193
Erik Ruiz 122.2 vs. Raymond Chacon 119.4
Liam Vaughan 156.4 vs. Giovanni Rubio 156
Oscar Diaz 134.2 vs. Carlos Morales 133.2
Holly Lawson 144.6 vs. Judy Garcia Tate 143.6
Mike Carracela 146.2 vs. Alonso Loeza 146.6
Venue: Florentine Gardens, Hollywood, California
Promoter: Bash Boxing/Art of Boxing Promotions
Doors Open: 7:00 p.m., First Bout at 7:15pm
Tickets start at $35.

Zachary Wohlman 148 vs. Jose Martell 148 Terrell Williams 150.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 150.8 Javier Albonica 148.4 vs. Tatsuro Irie …


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Braulio Santos headlines Saturday

Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment presented today their upcoming show of their famous and successful series “Boxeo Boricua in Carolina: NO LIMITS,” on Saturday at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico, when undefeated featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (6-0, 5KOs) will clash against ring warrior Juan ”Pito” Cruz in an eight round fight. “I’m ready to fight Cruz. I know him very well and I know the challenge he represents. We worked hard in training camp. I am in great shape,” Braulio Santos stated. (more…)

Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment presented today their upcoming show of their famous and successful series “Boxeo Boricua in …


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Amir Khan reinstated as WBA super champion

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate Amir Khan as “super champion” who may be able to unify titles with WBC champion Danny Garcia on Saturday. This decision was taken after the positive doping result of the American Lamont Peterson was confirmed by the medical experts. The WBA rules state that no boxer who has tested positively for prohibited substances can be rated, retain a title, or be permitted to fight in a sanctioned bout for a period of no less than six (6) months from the date of the positive test has been enforced. Given the circumstances, Peterson’s status is champion in recess and it is subject to revision.

The World Championships Committee of the World Boxing Association officially announced today its decision to reinstate Amir Khan as “super …



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July 21 lineup set for Seminole Hard Rock

Acquinity Sports returns to the Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Live on July 21st with a staggering eleven-bout extravaganza, to be seen on Telefutura’s wildly-popular Solo Boxeo series. The twelve-round main event features an IBF super featherweight eliminator between Dominican Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) and Mexican Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs) in a rematch of their closely-contested 2010 battle–which Mendez won by majority decision.

Undefeated Dominican 2008 Olympian gold medalist Felix Diaz (11-0, 6 KOs) returns to the Hard Rock to face Miguel Angel “Flaco” Mungia (25-24-1, 21 KOs) in a six-round welterweight co-feature. Also former three-time world champion Joan “Baby Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) steps into the ring opposite Jorge “El Tigre” Pimentel (25-15, 19 KOs) for a ten-round NABA light welterweight title defense. (more…)

Acquinity Sports returns to the Hollywood, Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Live on July 21st with a staggering eleven-bout extravaganza, to …


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Khan-Garcia undercard

The undercard for Saturday’s night’s world championship showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia has been announced. In the co-feature, uber-popular super middleweight Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KOs) goes against Jose Medina (17-10-1, 7 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

Also in action will be unbeaten jr welterweight Phil Lo Greco (23-0, 12 KOs), who clashes with Brandon Hoskins (16-1-1, 8 KOs); lightweight Jamie “The Nuisance” Kavanagh (10-0-1, 5 KOs) meets Paul Velarde (3-1-3); middleweight J’Leon Love (11-0, 7 KOs) faces Joseph De Los Santos (10-9-3, 4 KOs); jr middleweight Daquan Arnett (4-0, 2 KOs) battles Eddie Cordova (3-2-1, 1 KO); and lightweight Abner Cotto (13-0, 5 KOs) takes on Juan Manuel Montiel (7-5-3, 2 KOs).

The undercard for Saturday’s night’s world championship showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia …


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Rigondeaux rips into Donaire

Photo: Kevin Finn/Boxing Ireland

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs), upon learning that Nonito Donaire plans to move up to the featherweight division after his next fight, has labeled Donaire as a phony. “Donaire is running scared of any super bantamweights with power,” Rigondeaux said from his Miami training camp. “He hasn’t knocked out anybody at 122 pounds. One thing is for sure, though, he will get knocked out if he has the guts to fight me.”

Rigondeaux, who trained at Wild Card Gym with Manny Pacquiao, continued “Manny fought the best fighters around when he was moving up through weight classes but this phony, Donaire, is disappointing fans all over the world, especially Filipino people, by running scared from the best fighter at 122 pounds,” Rigondeaux continued. “I competed against more than 250 amateur boxers from every continent and none of those guys were paid to fight me. ‘The Filipino Phony’ will be paid a king’s ransom to fight me, but he’s scared enough to move up to 126 just to avoid fighting me. The problem he faces, though, is I will also move up to featherweight once I’ve cleaned out the super bantamweight division. What’s he going to do then, move up to super featherweight?” (more…)

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs), upon learning that Nonito Donaire plans to move up …


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Haye-Chisora final presser

Hated rivals David Haye and Dereck Chisora, separated by a steel fence with a team of security guards standing by, faced off of Wednesday in London at the final presser in advance of Saturday’s highly charged grudge match.

David Haye: There is no doubt this fight is happening because of the brawl we had in Germany. Without that he’d have been another anonymous Klitschko victim. After I knock him out, he’ll go back to being a nobody.

Dereck Chisora: I’m going to go crazy on you David.

Hated rivals David Haye and Dereck Chisora, separated by a steel fence with a team of security guards standing by, …


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Sergio Martinez an 8:5 favorite

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former champion Sergio Martinez faced off again Wednesday at the Wynn Las Vegas in the second of a three-city coast-to-coast media tour to publicize the September 15th Chavez Jr vs. Martinez showdown at the Thomas & Mack Center. It was announced today that the Wynn Las Vegas Sportsbook has established an initial line with Sergio Martinez the favorite at -170. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. backers can get +150.

Martinez said he would beat up Chavez so bad they will need DNA to identify him. “You will never recognize him after September 15th.”

Junior stated that after the fight they won’t call Martinez ‘marvelous,’ they’ll call him ‘mar-girl.’ He concluded with “…on September 15th I will knock him out!”

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former champion Sergio Martinez faced off …


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Huerta-Arcos collide July 20

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California on July 20th with a scheduled seven-bout card. In the main event of the Thompson Boxing Promotions card, Charles Huerta will take on Eduardo Arcos in a scheduled eight round super featherweight bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. Huerta (16-3, 8 KOs) will be fighting for the first time since his controversial 10 round unanimous decision loss to Christopher Martin in May of last year, where a majority of media members thought that Huerta did enough to win. Ironically, It was the final time Huerta, who now resides in Lakewood, CA, fought under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. Arcos (18-7-1, 15 KOs) hails from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, was stopped in his last bout on May 26th at the hands of Jose Aguiniga in the seventh round in Port Hueneme, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California on July 20th with a scheduled seven-bout card. …


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New foe for Periban

Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) will now risk his perfect professional record against the Cuba’s Lester Gonzalez (12-6-4, 6 KOs) on Saturday’s Telefutura card at the Humble Civic Arena in Humble, Texas. Periban was originally slated to face James Parison (15-1-1, 4 KOs). In the co-feature, unbeaten super featherweight Antonio Capulin (6-0, 3 KO’s) takes on Steve Cox (2-7, 1 KO). The telecast begins at 11PM ET/PT.

Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) will now risk his perfect professional record against the Cuba’s Lester …


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WBA comments on Caballero situation

By Hector Villarreal

WBA VP Gilberto Mendoza explains to the media about the decision on Celestino Caballero’s next mandatory defense. Mendoza declared that the Championship Committee, according to article D12 of the WBA rules, has the right to extend the deadline previously stated on a purse bid ceremony. In the press conference held in WBA headquarters in Panama City, Panama, Mendoza confirmed that WBA has not received contracts from Sampson Boxing for a new date for Caballero vs Mikey Garcia, nor a reconsideration request from Caballero.

By Hector Villarreal WBA VP Gilberto Mendoza explains to the media about the decision on Celestino Caballero’s next mandatory defense. …


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Boxing returns to Hollywood, CA

By Francisco Salazar

Nostalgia and the future of boxing will meet on Thursday night in a city where dreams are born or fade away. Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing will present a nine-bout “Hollywood Fight Night” card at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA. All nine bouts will be scheduled for four rounds. Highlighting the card will welterweight Zachary Wohlman (3-0, 1 KO) taking on Jose Martell (2-2-1, 2 KOs). (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Nostalgia and the future of boxing will meet on Thursday night in a city where dreams are …


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Adamek-Toney is off

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, updated Fightnews.com moments ago on the plans for former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek. “As we were not able to come to terms with Toney by the time the IBF unexpectedly ordered Tomek to participate in a four-man eliminator, we have decided to explore that option and move on,” she said.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, updated Fightnews.com moments ago on the plans for former light heavyweight …


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Star Boxing inks Tahdooahnippah

Star Boxing has signed undefeated middleweight contender George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today by Joe DeGuardia, its President. “We’re very excited to bring George aboard to Star Boxing’s extensive team of world class fighters. He’s an undefeated middleweight who fits into the mix very well of highly ranked contenders in the division,” said DeGuardia of Tahdooahnippah who sports a record of 30-0-1 with 22 KOs). Tahdooahnippah is based in Lawton, Oklahoma. Details of his debut under the Star Boxing banner will be announced shortly.

Star Boxing has signed undefeated middleweight contender George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced today …


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Ring announcer pens bestseller

Boxing fans are familiar with Marc Lichtenfeld from his numerous appearances as a ring announcer on Showtime, HBO and ESPN. They may also remember his six-year run as host of Through the Ropes radio show on Fightnews and the Sports Byline Network. What they may not know is that when he’s not talking boxing, he’s one of the nation’s premier investment analysts. A former Wall Street analyst and business journalist, Marc is now the Associate Investment Director of The Oxford Club. This week, his first book Get Rich with Dividends: A Proven System for Earning Double Digit Returns, published by John Wiley & Sons was released. In less than a week, it has already become a best seller, hitting # 1 on Amazon.com’s Investing list. (more…)

Boxing fans are familiar with Marc Lichtenfeld from his numerous appearances as a ring announcer on Showtime, HBO and ESPN. …


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Munoz locks horns with Weidman

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

As the MMA world comes down from the high that is Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II at last Saturday’s UFC 148, the next challenger to the middleweight throne may be named today at the forthcoming UFC on Fuel.

Tonight, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz will lock horns with Chris Weidman in San Jose. While Weidman is no slouch, this should be Munoz’ coming out party, the final battle in a campaign to prove the prospect is ready for a title shot (Interesting fact Munoz was once one of Silva’s training partners). (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. As the MMA world comes down from the high that is Anderson Silva-Chael Sonnen II …


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Caballero to appeal WBA decision

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At a press conference held Tuesday in Panama City, Panamanian WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero insisted he will continue fighting for his rights against the WBA and refuses to accept the decision the WBA World Championships Committee announced on Friday granting additional time to promoter Sampson Boxing to pull together a bout between Caballero and mandatory challenger Mikey Garcia by September 7. Caballero reiterated his willingness to fight Garcia, but stated that Garcia is already planning to fight Orlando Salido for another belt and he will use all legal means to make sure the WBA follows its own rules.

He said his lawyers will file an appeal for reconsideration of WBA’s decision requesting the following:

1) That Sampson Boxing ensure that if Garcia doesn’t sign the contract for the fight, that Caballero will be compensated for his expenses.

2) If Garcia agrees and signs the contract for the match, that Caballero will be compensated for the additional time spent in preparations for the new date.

3) If Caballero-Garcia doesn’t happen, Caballero wants the WBA to order a fight between him and WBA featherweight “super” world champion Chris John who hasn’t done a mandatory fight in more than 30 months. Or alternatively be granted a voluntary defense.

By Gabriel F. Cordero At a press conference held Tuesday in Panama City, Panamanian WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero …


UFC

Blueprint: Munoz vs. Weidman

The UFC returns to FUEL TV on Wednesday night with another fun fight card headlined by Mark Munoz versus Chris Weidman in a bout that will have far-reaching implications in the middleweight division . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on Fuel TV: Munoz vs. Weidman is live from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. TONIGHT  at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET . . . More

The UFC returns to FUEL TV on Wednesday night with another fun fight card headlined by Mark Munoz versus Chris …


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Looks like it’ll be Canelo vs. Josesito

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is Josesito Lopez is in final negotiations to be the new opponent of the WBC super welterweight champion Saul Alvarez on September 15 in Las Vegas. Plans are underway for “Canelo” and Lopez to have a promotional tour with stops in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Texas and Mexico City beginning as soon as July 23. The 27-year-old Lopez moved up from from the 140lb division to defeat former WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz on June 30. He will now move up again to the 154lb division to take on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who will do all his training in Los Angeles, California with his trainers Jose ¨Chepo¨ Reynoso and Eddy Reynoso. An official announcement is expected shortly.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Word is Josesito Lopez is in final negotiations to be the new opponent of the WBC …


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Q&A: Javier Fortuna

By Robert Coster
Photo: Team Fortuna

Javier Fortuna is one of the hottest prospects in the super featherweight division and he impressively confirmed his rising stock last Friday with a nationally televised two round blowout of former IBF champion Cristobal Cruz. The 22-year-old Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs) levelled the usually sturdy Cruz with an awesome left cross. Discovered three years ago in the Dominican Republic by promoter Sampson Lewkowicz, Javier is today ranked by three world boxing bodies and seems on the threshold of world title contention. Says Lewkowicz about his protege: “Javier has terrific power and he is also a smooth boxer and has great work ethic. He’s just the complete package.” Fightnews caught up with Fortuna to know more about this young man who seems promised to a bright future. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photo: Team Fortuna Javier Fortuna is one of the hottest prospects in the super featherweight division and …


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Boxing back in Denver Friday

By Bill Green

Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions present a boxing card on Friday at the EXDO Event Center located in Denver, Colorado. Major bragging rights will be on the line as heavyweights Chris “Da Future” Green (8-6-1, 6 KOs), of Denver, Colorado, will battle Joey Montoya (4-1-3, 3 KOs) of nearby Colorado Springs, Colorado, in a scheduled eight-round contest for the “Sting Like a Bee” heavyweight title. (more…)

By Bill Green Sting Like a Bee and Strictly Boxing Promotions present a boxing card on Friday at the EXDO …


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Top Rank’s huge weekend at Texas Station

The popular fighting brothers – Diego and Jesse Magdaleno – of Las Vegas will fight on Top Rank’s “The Future is Now” back to back shows on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4 in the Dallas Event Center at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. “These are two entertaining boxing cards which I am certain fans will enjoy,” he said.

Tickets are $50, $25 for each boxing event. Fight fans can purchase a special two-night combo ticket. Two $50 tickets, one for each show, cost $75. Two $25 tickets, one for each show, costs $35. Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, July 7 at all Station Casinos, The Fiestas, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on sclv.com/concerts. (more…)

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