Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, ...

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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Gare and Reid collide in Malta

By Ron Jackson

World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg who has done tremendous work in regenerating the organisation since taken over as president has just returned from Malta where he announced at a press conference that former WBC super middleweight champion Robin Reid from England and William Gare of South Africa will meet for the vacant WBF super middleweight belt.

The fight is scheduled to take place on August 17 at an open air arena in Ta’Qali, Malta and will possibly be the first ever “world” title fight in Malta. (more…)

By Ron Jackson World Boxing Federation President Howard Goldberg who has done tremendous work in regenerating the organisation since taken …


Boxing News

Spyrko opponent named

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Undefeated WBC/IBF/IBO Youth light middleweight champion Oleksandr Spyrko (14-0, 7 KOs) will return July 21 against the Spaniard Javier Garcia Roche (11-1-1, 8 KOs) at the Sportpalace in Odessa, Ukraine for vacant WBO European light middleweight title. Spyrko will be fighting on the undercard of a main event featuring former WBA light heavyweight challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov. This fight will be the first twelve-rounder in Spirko’s career.

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Undefeated WBC/IBF/IBO Youth light middleweight champion Oleksandr Spyrko (14-0, 7 KOs) will return July 21 against …



Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara: It’s time to prove myself

Report and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’m still a relatively young 24-year-old in this business but I don’t have time and patience to fight nobodys. This is why I had no problem with accepting Glen’s challenge,“ said “Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (22-2, 12 KOs) who on Friday will have test of his life fighting former world champion Glen Johnson (51-16, 35 KOs) at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara, a Chicago favorite can count on his fanatic Polish fans to be supporting him as he fights in the main event during ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. (more…)

Report and photo by Przemek Garczarczyk “I’m still a relatively young 24-year-old in this business but I don’t have time …


Boxing News

Sato-Lopez: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully kept his belt as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan.

Lou Moret (US) and David Bolcerkowski (Canada) saw the affair 119-109 and 118-110, and Chansoo Kim (Korea) had it a bit closer 116-113, all in favor of the defending titlist who technically controlled the contest. The referee was Laurence Cole (US) who handled such a fast-moving contest very well.

It was the elongated 28-year-old Japanese Sato’s initial defense since he twice dropped ex-champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai and dethroned him via unanimous nod here last March. His greatly anticipated mandatory defense with the hard-hitting Lopez, 24, resulted in a rather lopsided affair than expected. Sato’s speed and skills simply made him have the upper hand all the way. The champ’s trickiness and showboating also fully frustrated the willing mixer since Sato kept his longer range to avert mixing it up with the dangerous Filipino who was said to have suffered severe reduction of weight. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully kept his belt as he pounded …




Full Report

Report/gallery: Donaire vs. Mathebula

Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Super bantamweight Nonito Donaire admitted during the buildup to his unification fight against Jeffrey Mathebula that he was looking to knock out the lanky South African fighter.

Although Donaire dominated the fight against Mathebula on Saturday night, he may have gotten caught up in the moment to end the fight spectacularly in front of a pro-Donaire crowd at the Home Depot Center.

Looking to end the fight with one punch against a fighter who was looking to survive halfway through the fight may or may not convince those people he could defeat the likes of Guillermo Rigondeaux, Toshiaki Nishioka, or Abner Mares . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Super bantamweight Nonito Donaire admitted during the buildup …


UFC

Report: UFC 148

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

Anderson Silva promised to finish Chael Sonnen in the first round of their rematch.

It took him 6 minutes longer than expected, but “The Spider” got the job done. In another highlight reel performance, Silva defeated Sonnen at 1:55 in the second round to retain the UFC middleweight title.

The opening frame started out much like their original encounter. Sonnen scored a quick takedown and spent the majority of the round laying on the champion. Though Sonnen scored a full mount late in the round, he was unable to land any significant and damaging strikes. (more…)

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. Anderson Silva promised to finish Chael Sonnen in the first round of their rematch. It …


Boxing Result

Sato keeps WBC 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully made his initial defense as he pounded out a unanimous decision (119-109, 118-110 and 116-113) over official challenger Sylvester Lopez (19-4-1, 15 KOs), 115, Philippines, over twelve fast rounds on Sunday in Yokohama, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi WBC superfly champ Yota Sato (25-2-1, 12 KOs), 115, Japan, successfully made his initial defense as he …


UFC

UFC 148: Odds and ends

By Anthony Springer Jr.

If you watched UFC 148, live or on Pay Per View, you can lay claim to being part of Zuffa, LLC’s always evolving history.

The event, which featured the highly anticipated rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen was the highest grossing event in the United States, earning a gate of $7 million.

The event, held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, also sold out with an attendance of 15,016.

Anderson Silva earned “Knockout of the Night” honors.

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin earned the “Fight of the Night” award.

All three men pocketed an extra $75,000 for their performances.

By Anthony Springer Jr. If you watched UFC 148, live or on Pay Per View, you can lay claim to …



Boxing News

Ruiz retains WBA interim bantam belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (31-1, 28 KOs) retained his title with a ninth round knockout over Jean Sampson (12-2, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Estadio de Beisbol Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. A left hook to the jaw ended Sampson’s night. It was Ruiz’ fourth defense.

In other action, interim WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely Mucino (16-2-1, 9 KOs) stopped Ana Fernandez (14-6, 10 KOs) in round two, and previously unbeaten lightweight Abdiel Ramirez (14-1-1, 13 KOs) was upset by Rene Gonzalez
(30-5-1, 23 KOs) who scored a second round TKO.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (31-1, 28 KOs) retained his title with a ninth …


Boxing News

Arum discusses Pavlik and Donaire

By David Robinett

Following Nonito Donaire’s unanimous decision victory over Jeffery Mathebula in the main event of Saturday night’s HBO-televised doubleheader from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, Top Rank chief Bob Arum briefly spoke with reporters before announcing that the fighters featured on HBO’s telecast would not be appearing for a post-fight press conference.

Arum relayed to the assembled media that Kelly Pavlik was seeking a top-flight opponent for his next assignment. “Kelly is looking for big fights,” explained Arum. When asked if he meant Pavlik wanted a title fight next, Arum responded, “No, titles don’t mean anything anymore. That doesn’t mean there aren’t good fighters with titles out there, but we’re interested in big fights, guys like Froch and Kessler, not just a title fight.” (more…)

By David Robinett Following Nonito Donaire’s unanimous decision victory over Jeffery Mathebula in the main event of Saturday night’s HBO-televised …


UFC

Silva silences Sonnen at UFC 148

The anticipation and animosity was unlike anything seen in recent history, but after six minutes and 55 seconds, Anderson “The Spider” Silva answered the pointed barbs of Chael Sonnen the only way he knows how, with the limbs that have led him to his 15th UFC win without a loss. And in the UFC 148 main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night, Silva left no questions, retaining his middleweight title for the tenth time with a second round TKO of his most heated rival, one that has chased him down since their epic first battle in 2010.

In that UFC 117 bout, Sonnen came perilously close to dethroning Silva before being submitted in the fifth and final round. This time, after nearly two years of trash talk, Sonnen looked to be on his way to an upset victory in the first round before the champ finished matters in round two, burying the hatchet in the process . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

The anticipation and animosity was unlike anything seen in recent history, but after six minutes and 55 seconds, Anderson “The …


Boxing Result

Godoy decisions Heiland in thriller

Unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (26-0, 13 KOs) unanimously decisioned Argentine countryman, former world title challenger, and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-3-2, 9 KOs) after 12 thrilling rounds. The official judges’ scorecards read 115-111 twice and 114-112 all in favor to Godoy. (more…)

Unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (26-0, 13 KOs) unanimously decisioned Argentine countryman, former world title challenger, …



Boxing Result

Donaire defeats Mathebula, unifies titles

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a super bantamweight unification clash, WBO champion Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula (26-4-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Donaire had a definite power edge and he pressed the action against the much taller Mathebula. A Donaire left hook dropped Mathebula hard at the end of round four, but Mathebula didn’t go away and stayed in the fight. Donaire may have broken Mathebula’s jaw in the eleventh round as he close the fight strong. Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 119-108.

Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) continued his comeback with a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Will Rosinsky (16-2, 9 KOs) in a super middleweight bout. Pavlik dropped Rosinsky in round two, but Rosinsky hung tough for the full ten. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a super bantamweight unification clash, WBO champion Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Chelo Gonzalez still unbeaten

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

WBO #4 lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) won by TKO when former world title challenger Joseph Laryea (14-8, 11 KOs) didn’t answer the bell for the third round because of an injury on his right hand on Saturday night at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

Unbeaten New Jersey super welterweight Glen Tapia (14-0, 8 KOs) needed just two minutes to finish Carlos Garcia (6-11-1, 6 KOs). A hard left hook sent Garcia to the canvas for the 10 count.

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Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best WBO #4 lightweight Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs) won by TKO when former …


Boxing Result

Soto Karass TKOs Gonzalez

Super welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3, 17 KOs) showed he’s still a force to be reckoned with as he scored a fifth round TKO over Euri Gonzalez (20-3-1, 14 KOs) on Saturday night in “The Hangar” located at the OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California. Soto Karass dropped Gonzalez in round five with an overhand right and the bout was stopped later in that round when Soto Karass rocked Gonzalez again. Time was 1:50.

Unbeaten Olympian super featherweight Francisco Vargas (12-0, 10 KOs) annihilated Irving Torres (9-3, 7 KOs) in round one.

Super welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass (26-7-3, 17 KOs) showed he’s still a force to be reckoned with as he …


Boxing Result

Majewski wins NABF title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III / RichHundleyPhotography.com

Middleweight Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant NABF belt with a fifth round stoppage of Chris Fitzpatrick (15-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Bally’s in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The bout was halted after round five due to a cut suffered by Fitzpatrick, who wasn’t happy about the stoppage.

In the co-feature, jr welterweight Naim Nelson (7-0, 1 KO) outpointed Esteban Rodriguez (5-2-1, 1 KO) over six. Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 60-54 for Nelson.

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By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Rich Hundley III / RichHundleyPhotography.com Middleweight Patrick Majewski (19-1, 13 KOs) claimed the vacant …



Boxing News

Fury vs. Adamek?

Immediatley after unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury stopped Vinny Maddalone on Saturday night in Clevedon, England, his promoter Mick Hennessy stated that Fury will return back to the ring in November. Though no official date or opponent was named, Hennessy hinted that former multi-divisonal world champion Tomasz Adamek was one he had in mind for the future. “Its a fight that could be big in the UK or stateside and I like the fight for Tyson,” said Hennessy.

Adamek is rumored to be returning September 8 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey against James Toney, although that proposed bout is catching some heat and has not yet been finalized.

Immediatley after unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury stopped Vinny Maddalone on Saturday night in Clevedon, England, his promoter Mick Hennessy stated …


Boxing News

Kell Brook Update

After unbeaten IBF #4 welterweight Kell Brook’s majority decision over the #3 rated Carson Jones on Saturday night, the attention turned immediately to what’s next for Brook. It was speculated that Brook would look to challenge newly crowned champion Randall Bailey which is still a possibility but per his promoter Eddie Hearn, it’s more likely he would fight IBF #5 ranked Hector Saldivia of Argentina in a final eliminator to become the mandatory challenger to whoever is the IBF welterweight world champion at the conclusion of the fight.

After unbeaten IBF #4 welterweight Kell Brook’s majority decision over the #3 rated Carson Jones on Saturday night, the attention …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson Quick Quotes

Wladimir Klitschko: I am happy that I defended my titles. It was a pretty tough job for me which I was expecting. It was hard to find the right timing against Thompson, it was hard to hit him. I want to thank all the fans in the arena and worldwide.

Tony Thompson: I am disappointed that I lost against Wladimir for the second time.

Klitschko is expected to return to the ring in December.

Wladimir Klitschko: I am happy that I defended my titles. It was a pretty tough job for me which I …


Boxing Result

Klitschko KOs Thompson again

Photos: Sumio Yamada

IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) scored a one-sided sixth round KO over Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (36-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Stade de Suisse in Berne, Switzerland. Klitschko was in command from the beginning. Wlad muscled the 40-year-old Thompson around the ring and landed most the hard shots. Klitschko dropped Thompson in round five with a big right hand. Another knockdown in the sixth and the bout was waved off.

Cruiserweight Nuri Seferi (32-6, 19 KOs) pounded out an eight round majority decision over Giulian Ilie (18-6-2, 5 KOs). Seferi dropped Ilie at the end of round six and again in round eight to win 76-76, 78-72, 78-73.

Unbeaten Detroit jr middleweight Tony Harrison moved to 8-0, 8 KOs with a first round annihilation over Flavio Turelli (10-6-2, 1 KO).

Unbeaten middleweight Istvan Szili (16-0, 6 KOs) outpointed Daniel Urbanski (21-10-3, 5 KOs) over eight rounds. Szili dropped Urbanski in round six and cruised to a 80-70 win on all cards. photos

Photos: Sumio Yamada IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KOs) scored a one-sided sixth round KO over Tony “The …


Boxing Result

Fury stops Maddalone

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a fifth Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hand Arena in Clevedon, England. Fury began punishing Maddalone in round three. Maddalone was cut under the left eye in round four and the one-sided bout was waved off in round five. Time was 1:35.

Bantamweight Lee Haskins (26-2. 11 KOs) outpointed Stuart Hall (12-1-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the vacant EBU belt. Scores were 118-111, 117-111, 118-110.

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (5-0, 2 KOs) beat Terry Carruthers (11-12-6, 1 KO) via six round decision. The score was 59-57.

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a fifth Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the …


Boxing Result

Brook survives Jones

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

In a highly charged IBF welterweight eliminator, #4 rated Kell Brook (28-0, 18 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over #3 rated Carson Jones (34-9-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Brook built up an early lead, then withstood a furious late assault by Jones to win by scores of 114-114, 116-113, 115-113.

In a rematch, middleweight Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) avenged an earlier upset loss and knocked out Euro champion Kerry Hope (17-4, 1 KO) in round eight. Time was 2:59.

(more…)

Photos: Lawrence Lustig In a highly charged IBF welterweight eliminator, #4 rated Kell Brook (28-0, 18 KOs) won a hard …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Fortuna vs. Cruz

Ringside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Mary Ann Owen/Boxing in Las Vegas

In the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Javier Fortuna decimated seasoned veteran Cristobal Cruz with a brilliant short left to score a 2nd round TKO. The undefeated Fortuna was head and shoulders above journeyman Cruz in the talent department and quickly went to work with a first round knockdown. Cruz — who has gone 0-2-2 in his last four fights — was wild and resorted to roughhousing tactics in an attempt to take the Dominican super featherweight out of his game. It didn’t work though as Fortuna wrapped hooks around Cruz’ gloves and slapped hooks to the body of his 35-year-old foe. (more…)

Ringside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Mary Ann Owen/Boxing in Las Vegas In the main event …


UFC

Watch Silva-Sonnen II live tonight

It’s Time – Don’t Miss Silva vs Sonnen II Live Tonight: The biggest rematch in UFC history is live tomorrow night as UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva looks to defend the title against rival Chael Sonnen – plus, Forrest Griffin locks horns for a third time with former champ Tito Ortiz! UFC 148 presented by Bud Light – tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View and UFC. TV – Click here to read the official event program

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It’s Time – Don’t Miss Silva vs Sonnen II Live Tonight: The biggest rematch in UFC history is live tomorrow …


Boxing News

Wlad: Thompson knows it’s his last chance

Photo: Klitschko Management Group

By Karl Freitag

The paths of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Tony Thompson have crossed many times over the years. They meet again tonight at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. “He has been here at training camp in (Austria) and he was a sparring partner for Vitali’s fight against Juan Carlos Gomez,” says Wladimir. “He was my sparring partner in the fight that was a long time ago, 2003, in my fight with Corrie Sanders. And I’ve fought Tony Thompson.”

Wlad wants to make it very clear that he’s not “recycling” opponents as has been alleged. “I didn’t choose Tony Thompson to fight. I’m forced to fight Tony Thompson because he’s, for all the respect that I want to give him, he has been fighting his way back to the top to become number one challenger in position number one at the IBF. And so I have to defend my IBF title and fight him.

“I’m expecting from Tony Thompson to be as aggressive as possible, because that’s his last chance for sure to fight for a championship. And I think Tony Thompson knows it pretty well. I think he knows it better than anyone else!”

By Karl Freitag The paths of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and challenger Tony Thompson have crossed many times over …


UFC

Tito Ortiz goes out on his own terms

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

One of the saddest sights in all of sports—combat sports, especially—is watching an athlete go out well past his prime. You know the guys who hold on a bit too long and end up being helped out of the ring or cage. Sure, they still get the standing ovation and genuine thanks from the fans, but that final goodbye speech is nearly as painful to watch as the beating that was doled out by their opponent in the moments prior. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. One of the saddest sights in all of sports—combat sports, especially—is watching an athlete go …


Boxing News

Mathebula a tall order for Donaire

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Although Nonito Donaire is considered one of the best fighters at 122 pounds today, his goal is to one day conquer the division. That will be a tall order as Guillermo Rigondeaux, Toshiaki Nishioka, Abner Mares, Jorge Arce, and other talented super bantamweights have the same lofty goal. While the media and fight fans play matchmaker with the aforementioned fighters, Jeffrey Mathebula is sort of left out of the mix. Although he has a world title belt, he is unknown to the casual boxing fans outside his native South Africa. However, he will have an opportunity tonight to pull off a considerable upset and become a unified world champion.

Donaire and Mathebula square off in a 12 round bout for their respective titles at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. Preceding the Donaire-Mathebula bout will be a scheduled 10 round bout between super middleweights Kelly Pavlik and Will Rosinsky. Both bouts will be televised on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark,” starting at 10PM ET/PT. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Although Nonito Donaire is considered one of the best fighters at …


Scale Watch

Weights from Costa Mesa, CA

Jesus Soto Karass 151.6 vs. Euri Gonzalez 151.4
Francisco Vargas 131 vs. Irving Torres 130.6
Santiago Guevara 134 vs. Ricardo Garcia 131.6
Javier Torres 224 vs. Francisco Diaz 228
Uriel Torres 126.2 vs. Naphi Mohammad 130.2
Joet Gonzalez 120.2 vs. Jesus Carmona 120.8

Venue: The Hangar/OC Fair, Costa Mesa, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FSN/Fox Deportes

Jesus Soto Karass 151.6 vs. Euri Gonzalez 151.4 Francisco Vargas 131 vs. Irving Torres 130.6 Santiago Guevara 134 vs. Ricardo …


Boxing News

Abdusalamov crushes Byarm; Fortuna destroys Cruz

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Unbeaten Russian heavyweight power-puncher Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (15-0, 15 KOs) continued his reign of terror in the heavyweight division with an impressive second round TKO over Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-2-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Abdusalamov brutally battered Byarm in round one and Byarm barely made it back to his corner. Abdusalamov immediately jumped on Byarm in round two, first sending him crashing to the deck, then finishing him with his follow-up barrage. Referee Tony Weeks waved it off at :36.

In the main event, red-hot featherweight prospect Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs) scored an explosive second round KO over former IBF featherweight champion Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (39-14, 23 KOs). Fortuna dropped Cruz in both rounds one and two. The bout was stopped by referee Robert Byrd after the second knockdown. Time was 2:22.

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Photos: Mary Ann Owen Unbeaten Russian heavyweight power-puncher Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (15-0, 15 KOs) continued his reign of terror in …


Boxing News

World title twinbill July 14

FOX Deportes will present a world championship doubleheader on July 14 when Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (24-3, 18 KOs) meets up with Edwin Diaz (15-17, 5 KOs) for the vacant WBA Interim strawweight world championship at El Palenque De La Feria En Tepic Nayarit in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. In the co-main event, the championship action continues as the WBA female bantamweight world title will be on the line in a fight between Janeth “Cuisilla” Perez (15-0-2, 4 KOs) and Riyo Togo (8-2-1, 8 KOs).

FOX Deportes will present a world championship doubleheader on July 14 when Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (24-3, 18 KOs) meets up …


Boxing News

Pierson-Ennis set for July 27

On July 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City, an intriguing super middleweight bout has been added as the televised co-feature on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights as Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) will take on Farah Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs) in a ten round battle for the WBC Fecarbox super middleweight title. The main event will pit world ranked lightweight “Hammerin” Hank Lundy battling Raymundo Beltran. The show is promoted by CES Boxing. “I don’t know much about Ennis with the exception of his record and that he is from Philadelphia”, said Pierson “It is a great opportunity to be televised and if I do what I need to do, then the whole world will see what everyone has been talking about. A win gets me ranked by the WBC and it will skyrocket my career.” Tickets for “Title Wave” are $40, $65, $75 and $125. Call 401-724-2253.

On July 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City, an intriguing super middleweight bout has been added as the televised co-feature …


UFC

UFC 148 at the scales: Silva, Sonnen make weight

Weigh-in results for UFC 148, which is headlined by the UFC middleweight championship rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, and the rubber match between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening prelim bout at 7:25pm ET / 4:25pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Chael Sonnen (185lbs) VS Anderson Silva (184lbs)

PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Tito Ortiz (204lbs) VS Forrest Griffin (204lbs)
Patrick Cote (185lbs) VS Cung Le (185lbs)
Demian Maia (170lbs) VS Dong Hyun Kim (170lbs)
Cody McKenzie (145lbs) VS Chad Mendes (146lbs)
Mike Easton (135lbs) VS Ivan Menjivar (136lbs)

FX FIGHTS
Fabricio Camões (156lbs) VS Melvin Guillard (155lbs)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155lbs) VS Gleison Tibau (155lbs)
Riki Fukuda (185lbs) VS Constantinos Philippou (186lbs)
Shane Roller (155lbs) VS John Alessio (156lbs)

ONLINE FIGHT
Yoislandy Izquierdo (156lbs) VS Rafaello Oliveira (156lbs)
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Weigh-in results for UFC 148, which is headlined by the UFC middleweight championship rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, …


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Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Christopher Toney

Patrick Majewski 159 Christ Fitzpatrick 160
(vacant NABF middleweight title)
Lavarn Harvell 174 Mojeed Okedara 176
Osnel Charles 135 Rafael Luna 135
Esteban Rodriguez 138 Naim Nelson 137
Dan Biddele 204 Pedro Martinez 210
Jesse Hart 165 Steven Chadwick 165
Randy Easton 224 Mark Rideout 241
DeAndre Phillips 148 Anthony Prescott 144

Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. in association with Global Boxing
Tickets: $50 & $75
First fight: 7:30pm
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Photos: Christopher Toney Patrick Majewski 159 Christ Fitzpatrick 160 (vacant NABF middleweight title) Lavarn Harvell 174 Mojeed Okedara 176 Osnel …


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Donaire, Mathebula make weight

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Nonito Donaire 121.4 vs. Jeffrey Mathebula 121.8
(WBO/IBF super bantamweight world title)
Kelly Pavlik 168.2 vs. Will Rosinsky 168.2
Andy Ruiz Jr 255.6 vs. Jonte Willis 215
Brad Solomon 147 vs. Hector Munoz 147.4

Venue: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO
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Photos: Big Joe Miranda Nonito Donaire 121.4 vs. Jeffrey Mathebula 121.8 (WBO/IBF super bantamweight world title) Kelly Pavlik 168.2 vs. …


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Ruiz, Sampson make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hugo “Cuatito” Ruìz 117 vs Jean Sampson 118
(WBA interim bantamweight title)
Arely Mucino 111.32 vs Ana Fernandez 111
(WBA interim female flyweight title)
Abdiel Ramirez 134.64 vs Rene Gonzalez 133.32
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title)

Venue: Estadio Arturo C. Nahl
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
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By Gabriel F. Cordero Hugo “Cuatito” Ruìz 117 vs Jean Sampson 118 (WBA interim bantamweight title) Arely Mucino 111.32 vs …










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