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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sánchez II is ready to defend his WBC featherweight Cabofe title against Jovanni Soto this Friday in Mexico City.

“I’m ready for Soto and I am just waiting for the bell to ring on Friday night. I need challenges, and this is one,” said Sánchez II.

Salvador Sánchez II 126 vs. Jovanni Soto 126
Ganigan López 105 vs. Samuel García 104.7
Saúl Carreón 135 vs. Edgar Puerta 134.7
Javier Prieto Álvarez 140 vs. Israel Ramírez 140
Venue: Deportivo Sindicato de Trabajadores del Metro
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala & Fausto Daniel Garcia
TV: Cadena 3
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October 27th, 2011



Boxing News

Tyner fails physical; card postponed

By John Cannon

It looks like Weslaco’s Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia will have to wait a little bit longer to make his highly anticipated return to the ring in the Rio Grande Valley. Garcia’s opponent Lanardo Tyner wasn’t medically cleared to fight in their scheduled 10-round main event for the vacant UBO Super Welterweight International title after doctors found an abnormality in his EEG report Wednesday afternoon. Therefore, the upcoming “Fighting Child Abuse One Round at A Time” event scheduled for this Saturday at the Pharr Events Center has been rescheduled for December 3rd. (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from San Manuel Casino

Bernabe Concepcion 124.8 vs. Aaron Garcia 126
Rodel Mayol 114.4 vs. Ernie Marquez 114
Richie Mepranum 112.8 vs. Rigoberto Casillas 111
Alexander Flores 220.3 vs. Chad Davis 215.2
Javier Albonica 148 vs. Anthony McDavitt 148
Abigal Castaneda 116.8 vs. Guadalupe Gutierrez 119
Santiago Alonzo 126 vs. Dave Clark 126
Venue: San Manuel Casino, Highland, California
Promoter: Top Rank and MP Promotions

Note: pound per pound boxing king Manny Pacquiao will be at ringside.



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing features on NPR

Today, NPR’s “The Story” with Dick Gordon ran two features on boxing. One on 52-year-old boxer Dewey Bozella and another on ring announcer Marc Lichtenfeld. Here’s the link. Lichtenfeld, whose day job is as a financial analyst, will next work Don King’s card at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood headlined by Guillermo Jones vs. Michael Marrone for the WBA cruiserweight title.



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Tim Bradley Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr., (27-0, 11 KOs), from Palm Springs, Calif., held an international media conference call today to discuss his Top Rank debut in the feature bout under the Manny Pacquiao – Juan Manuel Márquez III world welterweight championship on November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Bradley will be defending against Joel Casamayor.

Timothy Bradley: “I might not look flashy or have tremendous knockouts but I fight to win. I try to win every single round that I can. I’m not going to become something that I’m not. I’m not going to be a huge knockout puncher. I’m going to win and win in good fashion. There’s nothing different that I plan on doing. There’s always a thought in my mind that I have to put on a great performance but I can’t buy into the hype. I’m going to look great in there but I’m not going to go out there and try to look great, if you know what I mean. I can’t risk getting caught by trying to be something I’m not.”

“We’ve been working on a few things (since the Alexander fight). We’re trying to become more technical than I have been and a little less reckless. We’re working on me sitting on my shots more to develop power. We’ve been doing a lot of great things in camp and we see the difference in training. It’s a different Tim Bradley and you all will see him on November 12th.”

“I didn’t feel like I was with the right promotion company. I don’t feel like they tried to push me to make me a superstar. I’ve never had that type of crossover exposure to make casual boxing fans see me fight. Me and Cameron Dunkin sat down and thought about what direction we wanted to go. We had to make some changes. Criticism doesn’t pay the bills. They can say what they want to say about me not fighting Khan. But I believe in Cameron and that’s how we got through these hard times. It all fell into place and I’m happy with my decision.”



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Steward to train Gamboa

Yesterday promoter Ahmet Oner and Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward agreed that Steward will from now on work as head coach of fast rising Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa. Today the protagonists expressed their excitement about the deal. “I’m proud and happy that a living legend like Emanuel Steward decided to work with me,” states 2004 Olympic gold medalist Gamboa. “Steward has always worked with the best. I know that I am a very good boxer but I also know that there is always a lot to learn an improve. Emanuel Steward is one of the most experienced and best trainers in the world and I’m sure that he will bring out the best in me.”

“Yuriorkis Gamboa is a star in the making and I am excited to become part of this process”, says Steward. “I’m too old to waste my time so I pick my fighters very carefully. I see a lot of potential in Gamboa.”

“This is a match made in heaven”, comments promoter Ahmet Oner. “I am very happy that I was able to make this happen. I am sure that Emanuel Steward will take Gamboa to the next level. For these two the sky is the limit.”



October 27th, 2011

Feature Story

WBO Convention: Day 2

By David Finger
Photos: WBO

The WBO 24th Annual Convention continued on Wednesday for its second day of events, highlighted by President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel’s report and a guest speaker who provided a training seminar for various boxing officials: Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward.

The event kicked off in the morning with Mr. Jorge Molina’s report on WBO Latin America. Mr. Molina once again gave a informative and well researched presentation, which highlighted the WBO Latino’s history in developing future world Champions. Pointing out that since 1996 (when WBO Latino started), the regional organization has sanctioned over four hundred and thirty four fights, with 2011 being the biggest year ever with forty seven title fights since last year’s convention in Colombia. (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Braekhus opponent named

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (18-0, 4 KOs) will take on Hawaiian Kuulei Kupihea (7-1, 2 KOs) at Helsinki´s renowned Hartwall Areena on December 3. The fight was originally scheduled to take place on Team Sauerland´s big show in Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium on November 5, but the event was postponed after Danish national hero Mikkel Kessler suffered a hand injury in practice. “Unfortunately, injuries and postponements are part of the game,” Braekhus said. “As a professional, you just have to deal with it. I adjusted my training, took a few days off and then got straight back to the gym. I will be ready for Kupihea on December 3.” (more…)



October 27th, 2011

UFC

Nelson ‘ninja trains’ for Cro Cop

UFC 137 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 29!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Josh Hedges / Zuffa / Getty

Roy Nelson may be one of the more recognizable faces in the UFC’s heavyweight division. If you haven’t been thrilled by his fights—the knockout win over Stefan Struve or the three round war with Junior dos Santos come to mind—you certainly can’t forget his signature look.

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October 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Hernandez Bros showcased

By Jeff Zimmerman

One by one local fighters took their turn into the ring sparring at the new, spacious and jam packed Paulie Ayala’s University of Hard Knocks Gym for the public and media in preparation for this Saturday’s Paulie Ayala Productions Fright Night at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas. As each fighter finished their work for the day, most blended into the crowd with their respective camps and family, while the Hernandez brothers, Jose “Loco” (10-5-1, 4KO’s)) and Joel (2-0, 1KO), stayed close by to watch and study the next pair entering the ring. Jose, a former WBC Youth Champion and a veteran of 16 fights, is the main event on the upcoming card, while younger brother Joel is on the undercard. For both brothers, though, boxing is a business and particularly in their case a family business. (more…)



October 27th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC presser today!

UFC 137 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 29!

Today’s presser is open to the public if you’re in Las Vegas. The presser begins at 1 pm with doors opening at noon and takes place at Brooklyn Bridge at New York New York Hotel and Casino, 3790 Las Vegas Blvd.

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For more on UFC 137 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz Update

"I wanna be world champion...of tacos."

Courtesy TMZ

Victor Ortiz already has plans for a massive comeback. Victor tells TMZ, he’s planning to invest a portion of his $2 million fight earnings in a chain of taco restaurants in L.A. — and he hit the streets yesterday to scope out some possible locations. As for if Floyd Mayweather gets a shoutout on Victor’s menu — watch the video to find out.

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October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Chicagoland

On November 23, in Elk Grove, Illinois, Hitz Boxing Promotions will present the “Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash” at The Belvedere Banquet. Headlining will be the Chicago’s comebacking former world title challenger Johnny Lewus (25-4-1, 21 KOs) in an eight-round lightweight bout. The 40-year-old Lewus has gone 3-0-1, 3 KOs since coming back from a decade of inactivity. Also featured that night will be undefeated super middleweight Mike Kurzeja (5-0-1, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder, undefeated heavyweight Dave Latoria (9-0, 5 KOs) in a six-rounder, undefeated super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (4-0, 3 KOs) and cruiserweight Terry Martin (4-0, 4 KOs) in separate bouts. All opponents will be announced soon. Tickets are $100 Ringside and $35 G/A and are available at fanfueled.com or the HITZ TIX HOTLINE: 630-442-4203. All bouts are subject to change. On fight night, doors open at 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30. The Belvedere Banquet is located at 1170 West Devon in Elk Grove.



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma Update

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez, who has a rematch with current WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido in February in Puerto Rico, said he has an offer to train in Big Bear, California. “I’m continuing with my team,” he said, “it has led to 31 victories. The changes are the training camp and they’re talking about Big Bear. It seems that that Bob Arum wants us go there,” he said.

‘Juanma’ smirked when WBC/WBO bantamweight king Nonito Donaire, who wants to go up to 126 pounds, was mentioned as a future opponent. “He has said repeatedly that he wants to fight me. I’ll fight him as long as the company approves and the deal is right. It would be a good fight and interesting but if he wants it at 126 pounds it has to be soon because after 2012 I’m going to 130. After February, I’ll do another fight in June and at the end of the year move up.”



October 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Promoter Mariusz Kołodziej

"I love forgotten fighters"

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Photo: Global Boxing Promotions

“I never treated boxing as a way of making money. And when you have a hobby, you know how much you can spend. You don’t buy a Lamborghini when all you can afford is Chevy” – said Mariusz Kołodziej, Global Boxing promotions owner and founder, before probably his most important event, a November 5 boxing gala in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

“I want to test my undefeated fighter, WBC #9 ranked Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KO) against a real threat, hard hitting Oliver McCall. I’m nervous, I’m happy, the event is almost a sell-out, Wach, middleweight Przemek Majewski (17-0, 11 KO) and Polish amateur star Kamil Łaszczyk (4-0, 3 KO) and Poland’s new heavyweight star and knockout artist Artur Szpilka (8-0, 6 KO) fights will all have their bouts broadcast live on most prestigious Polish television Polsat Sport and Telefutura in the US. I hope it’s only a beginning.” (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Katsidis arrives in England

After another grueling camp in Thailand, Michael Katsidis “The Great” and his team have now touched down in England ahead of his November 5th world title fight against Scot Ricky Burns . Team Katsidis were particularly happy with the last training camp as, unlike the last few, it has been incident free. “Michael had a few tough camps, as everyone knows, before world title fights with Marquez and Guererro” trainer/manager Brendon Smith said “It has been great to prepare with nothing else on our minds other than winning a third world title belt.” (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

2 IBF title fights in Italy

Photo: OPI 2000

Italian companies OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) and Promosport Sardegna (Tonino Puddu) will promote an IBF doubleheader Friday night in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy. In the main event former European champion Andrea Sarritzu (32-4-4, 12 KOs) will try to conquer the IBF flyweight championship against the champion from South Africa Moruti Mthalane (27-3, 18 KOs). In the co-main event former WBC flyweight champion Simona Galassi (15-1-1, 3 KOs) will fight Nage Szikora (10-2-1, 4 KOs) for the vacant IBF super flyweight championship. On the undercard European Union lightweight champion Luca “Black Mamba” Giacon (17-0, 17 KOs) will fight undefeated Felix Soria (11-0-1, 5 KOs) on six rounds. Welterweight Antonio “Big” Moscatiello (12-0, 9 KOs) will fight experienced Spanish Juan Martinez Bas on six rounds. Italian TV network Sportitalia will transmit the show live.



October 27th, 2011

Announcement

Tom McNeeley Ten Count

By Mark Vaz

Former heavyweight contender Tom McNeeley of Arlington, Massachusetts passed away after a lengthy illness on Tuesday in Boston. McNeeley’s boxing career spanned 8 years and 51 professional fights, racking up a record of 37-14 with 28 knockouts from 1958-1966. Gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated as a top contender, the highlight of his career was his December 1961 challenge for the world heavyweight championship against Floyd Patterson. In an all-out slugfest, McNeeley had Patterson down and nearly out before falling victim to the champ in four exciting rounds. McNeeley went on to face many outstanding heavyweights including champs Jose Torres, Willie Pastrano, Brain London and Oscar Bonavena. (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Moreno opponent named

Carina “La Reina” Moreno (21-3, 6 KO’s) has found an opponent in Sharon Gaines (11-12-1, 3 KO’s) to challenge her this Friday October 28, 2011 at the Sherwood Inn Hotel in Salinas, California. The six-round bout will be at the agreed weight of 112 pounds and take place on the undercard of Eloy Perez vs. Ira Terry. (more…)



October 27th, 2011

Announcement

Velez takes on Cooper

Sampson Boxing LLC will make their Nevada promotional debut on Sunday November 20, 2011 at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sampson Boxing will present a live boxing event and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission and Shelter of Hope. The main event is scheduled for 10 rounds, for the IBF Female, Super Bantamweight title. Miami, Florida’s (via Puerto Rico) IBF Champion, Ada Velez (19-3-3, 6 KO’s) vs. the pride of Las Vegas, Melinda “La Maravilla” Cooper (21-1, 11 KO’s). This is a rematch of their 3-31-2011 fight where Velez won the vacant tile in a very close split decision and in doing so handed Cooper the first loss of her career. (more…)



October 26th, 2011

UFC

Penn ready for Diaz

UFC 137 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 29!

Photo: BJ Penn works out for the media during the UFC 137 open workouts at The Ultimate Fighter Gym on October 26, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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For more on UFC 137 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



October 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao media day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao hits the mitts with chief trainer Freddie Roach during a jam-packed,standing-room-only media day at the Wildcard Boxing Club as he prepares for his upcoming third mega-fight against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions,Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View. Click here for more photos…



October 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Broner ready for Rodriguez

“I’m ready to put on a good performance for my city,” said #1 rated Adrien “The Problem” Broner (21-0, 17 KOs), who battles Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez for the vacant WBO junior lightweight world title on November 26 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio “I’m treating this like it’s just another day in the ring. I’m not going to let the world title affect me. Vicente has a tremendous record, but once I get in the ring, I’m going to do what I got to do to get the job done. It’s time to put it on for my city…hook, right, good night!”

WBO #6 Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) will be fighting outside Argentina for the second time when he invades Broner’s hometown for battle for the belt vacated by Ricky Burns. “I have the experience and determination to beat him,” he stated, “and I can’t wait to bring the title home to Argentina!”

This will be Cincinnati’s first world title fight since Tim Austin beat Steve Dotse on June 16, 2001.



October 26th, 2011

Announcement

Hector Lopez passes

By Francisco Salazar

Sad news from Mexico City as former three-time world title challenger Hector Lopez passed away on Monday, Southern California matchmaker Hervi Estrada told Fightnews.com on Tuesday. Lopez was in Mexico City at the time of his death, working with the Mexican Olympic boxing team. After winning the silver medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles for Mexico, he turned pro less than a year later. In a span of eight years, Lopez only lost once in 27 fights, which earned a world title fight against Miguel Angel Gonzalez in 1993, losing by unanimous decision. After losing a close 10 round unanimous decision to eventual world champion Kostya Tszyu in 1994, Lopez would challenge for another world title belt a year and a half later against Sammy Fuentes. Lopez would lose a very close 12 round split-decision to Fuentes, a decision that was disputed by the media and fight fans in attendance or watching it on television. (more…)



October 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Club Nokia matchups

Opponents have been named for featured bouts for Thursday night’s card at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia. In the six-round middleweight main event, Oxnard’s Alfonso Blanco (6-0, 2 KO’s), a 2008 Venezuelan Olympian, meets up with Fontana’s Leshon Sims (5-9, 3 KO’s). In the co-main event, Los Angeles’ Ernesto Ocon (4-0, 2 KO’s) takes on Santa Ana’s Ricardo Malfavon (1-5-1, 1 KO) in a six round junior middleweight brawl. (more…)



October 26th, 2011




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