WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. apologizes

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has commented on the post fight urine test which came back positive for marijuana (both A and B samples). Junior posted the message on his Twitter account Saturday.

To the public:

Any explanation or justification I try to give for the recent events will likely have little or no convincing, so I want to say to everyone that I fully assume responsibility for my actions, as well as the consequences of them.

I want to apologize to all who are disappointed or hurt by my behavior. Only I know the causes and it’s my responsibility to confront them. In contrast, I can say that I’ll emerge stronger from these events and I will put forth all my effort to vindicate my image in society.

What happened creates an environment conducive to making a stop along the road and thinking about the future. Today is born the new Julio Cesar Chavez beginning a new stage in my career that is reshaped. I’m preparing myself physically and mentally to achieve new goals, among which definitely in the short term is a rematch with Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the solidarity and support that I have received and also recognize all those people who have taken their time to send me messages of any kind.

Julio Cesar Chavez C.

Photo: Naoki Fukuda Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has commented on the post fight urine test which …


Boxing News

Marciano Statue Weekend Events Underway in Brockton

By Boxing Bob Newman

So far it’s been a championship weekend in Brockton, MA as the Rocky Marciano Statue festivities build toward Sunday’s unveiling of the 20 foot structure. The weather has taken an unexpected turn for the better, with sunny skies that only improved several outdoor events. It looks as if tomorrow’s finale will also dodge a bullet, showers had been forecast for the morning, but now seem likely to pass altogether before the scheduled 1 p.m. dedication. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman So far it’s been a championship weekend in Brockton, MA as the Rocky Marciano Statue festivities …



UFC

Jones subs Belfort, retains crown at UFC 152

Jon Jones stared down the greatest scare of his career – his right arm popped by a Vitor Belfort armbar – but persevered to preserve his light heavyweight title with a fourth round submission win in the UFC 152 main event at Air Canada Centre Saturday night.

It was Jones’ fourth successful title defense and fifth consecutive win over a current or former UFC champion.

A wicked Jones elbow opened a deep gash over the former 205-pound champion’s right eye and Jones would heavily rely on those elbows throughout the fight. But the 25-year-old New Yorker found himself in deep danger early in the first, with Belfort cranking with all his might on the aforementioned right arm. Jones, his arm appearing on replays to have been hyper extended, stood up and tried to slam Belfort. The challenger, a BJJ black belt under the legendary and late Carlson Gracie, eventually released the limb but came close to securing a triangle choke as the final seconds counted down in round two . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

Jon Jones stared down the greatest scare of his career – his right arm popped by a Vitor Belfort armbar …


Boxing News

Livingston camp gearing up for protest

Saturday Nights’ Telefutura main event featuring Paul Mendez versus Donyil Livingston ended controversially when the bout’s official 7th round KO winner Mendez hit Livingston with an unintentional low blow after which Livingston went down and was counted out. Livingston is promoted by Boxing360 who already has their legal team drawing up a formal protest in writing to be sent first thing Monday morning to the California State Athletic Comission. “The television replays clearly showed this was a low blow that ended the fight and hopefully the California Athletic Comission after careful review will reverse this to what I feel is the rightful decision of a no contest,” said Boxing360 Founder/CEO Mario Yagobi.

Saturday Nights’ Telefutura main event featuring Paul Mendez versus Donyil Livingston ended controversially when the bout’s official 7th round KO …




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Liebenberg wins in the ninth round

By Ron Jackson

Ryno Liebenberg had to come back from a knockdown in the second round before he stopped Johnny Muller in the ninth to win the vacant IBO All Africa light-heavyweight title at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, on Saturday night. Muller (78.84kg) caught Liebenberg (79.32kg) with a left and right to the top the head that sent him down to the canvas early in the second round. A badly shaken Liebenberg did well to survive. A more cautious Liebenberg boxed well in rounds three and four before landing a big left hook that sent Muller down in his own corner for a count in the fifth round. Liebenberg landed the cleaner scoring punches another big left hook sent Muller down in the ninth round. Muller managed to beat the count but after a barrage of punches sent him down on his knees against the ropes referee Ace Makaluza waved the fight off at 2 minutes 43 seconds into the round. Liebenberg improved his record to 9-0, 5 KOs, and Muller dropped to 11-2-2, 8 KOs. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Ryno Liebenberg had to come back from a knockdown in the second round before he stopped Johnny …


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Corrie Sanders dies after shooting incident

By Ron Jackson

South African heavyweight Corrie Sanders has died after a shooting incident in Pretoria on Saturday night. He was 46. It has been reported that Sanders was shot in the stomach and died in hospital after an operation. Sanders caused a sensation when he stopped Wladimir Klitschko in the second round on March 8, 2003 to win the WBO heavyweight title.

By Ron Jackson South African heavyweight Corrie Sanders has died after a shooting incident in Pretoria on Saturday night. He …


Boxing News

Sanchez defends IBF superfly belt, Arce victorious

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

IBF super flyweight Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez Jr (15-1-1, 8 KOs) retained his title for the second time with a ninth round KO against Rodel Mayol (31-6-2, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Polifuncional in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Sanchez took over in the seventh round and nearly dropped Mayol in the eighth before finishing him spectacularly in the ninth. Mayol was counted out by referee Allen Huggins at 2:25 after being blasted through the ropes.

Multi-division world champion Jorge Arce (64-6-2, 46 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Mauricio Martinez (36-13-1, 24 KOs) in a featherweight bout. As always, Arce was ready to brawl, however Martinez was unwilling to engage. Scores were 99-90, 99-90, 97-92. (more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer IBF super flyweight Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez Jr (15-1-1, 8 KOs) retained his title for the second …


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Mendez stops Livingston

In a clash of middleweight prospects, Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) scored a controversial seventh round KO over Donyil Livingston (8-2-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Woodland Community Center in Woodland, California. Television replays showed the KO shot was below the belt, nevertheless after some postfight confusion it goes into the books as a knockout win for Mendez. Time was :2:37.

In the co-feature, unbeaten hometown favorite Manuel “Tino” Avila (10-0, 3 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Jhon Molina (30-20-2, 19 KOs) in a featherweight matchup. All three cards were 79-73.

Other results:
Guy Robb UD-6 over Jonathan Alcantara, featherweights.
Jonathan Chicas UD-5 over Jose Mendoza, junior-welterweights.
(Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee)

In a clash of middleweight prospects, Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) scored a controversial seventh round KO …



Boxing News

Chaves easily defends WBA interim belt

WBA interim welterweight champion Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KOs) scored a second round TKO to defend his belt against upstart Jose Miranda (12-12-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the famed Luna Park Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chaves dropped Miranda in round two and got the stoppage from referee Roberto Ramirez with his follow-up barrage. No official time announced.

WBA interim welterweight champion Diego Chaves (22-0, 18 KOs) scored a second round TKO to defend his belt against upstart …


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Pudar defeats Zumbano; Povetkin next?

In a battle of WBA world ranked heavyweights, #11 Jovo Pudar (29-3, 16 KOs) of Montenegro decisioned #15 Raphael Zumbano (32-6-1, 25 KOs) of Brazil Saturday night. The main event was a closely contested and took place at the Hala Sportova in Niksic, Niksic, Montenegro. Pudar retained his PABA Heavyweight title with the win. Word is that Pudar could be next in line as a non-mandatory world title challenger to current WBA Heavyweight champion Alexander Povektin should Povetkin successfully defend his title against former world champion Hasim Rahman next weekend.

In a battle of WBA world ranked heavyweights, #11 Jovo Pudar (29-3, 16 KOs) of Montenegro decisioned #15 Raphael Zumbano …


Boxing News

Donaire media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO/IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire hits the heavy bag during media day Saturday in preparation for his upcoming championship fight against WBC Diamond Champion Toshiaki Nishioka of Japan, Saturday,October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca. Promoted by Top Rank in association with Teiken Promotions and Tecete, this sensational night of boxing will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO/IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire hits the heavy bag during …


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Wlodarczyk beats Palacios again

In a rematch, WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (47-2-1, 33 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland. Wlodarczyk won the first fight by split decision, but this time it was more definitive as he outworked Palacios en route to a 116-112, 117-112, 116-113 nod.

In a rematch, WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (47-2-1, 33 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous …



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Burns TKOs Mitchell in four

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) retained his title with a fourth round TKO over Kevin Mitchell (33-2, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns dropped Mitchell twice in round four and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:59.

Comebacking former world champion Scott Harrison (27-2-2, 15 KOs) outpointed late sub Joe Elfidh (7-2, 0 KOs) over six in a lightweight bout. Harrison dropped Elfidh in round one and cruised to a six round 60-53 decision. Harrison may be in line to face the winner of Burns-Mitchell.

Super featherweight John Simpson (24-9, 11 KOs) scored a second round KO against journeyman Dai Davies (9-19-2, 1 KO) to win the BBBofC Celtic belt.

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KOs) retained his title with a fourth round TKO over Kevin Mitchell (33-2, …


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Frampton TKOs Molitor in six

Unbeaten super bantamweight Carl Frampton (15-0, 10 KOs) punished two-time former world champion Steve Molitor (34-3, 12 KOs) over six one-sided rounds on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton dropped Molitor in rounds three, four and six before the bout was halted. Time was 2:21.

Former world title challenger Paul McCloskey (24-2, 12 KOs) won a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Colorado’s Manny Perez (18-8-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 118-110, 118-111, 118-112.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Carl Frampton (15-0, 10 KOs) punished two-time former world champion Steve Molitor (34-3, 12 KOs) over six …


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Braekhus retains female belts

WBC/WBA/WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) outboxed Anne Sophie Mathis (26-3, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Scores were 97-93, 97-93, 97-93.

WBC/WBA/WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (21-0, 5 KOs) outboxed Anne Sophie Mathis (26-3, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at …


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Rios outpoints Diaz Jr.

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California for the Path to Glory series as Miguel Diaz Jr. (9-0, 4KOs) of Allentown, Pennsylvania took on San Antonio’s Joseph Rios (11-7-2, 4KOs) in the scheduled eight round flyweight main event for the vacant WBC USNBC flyweight title. Miguel Diaz came out jabbing in the opening round as Joseph Rios worked his way inside smothering Diaz. In round two Rios continued to smother connecting with right hands as Diaz continued to work patiently off the jab. The jab began to show its effect for Diaz as Rios began to bleed from the nose in round three but that did not stop Rios as he continued to work inside with hooks to head and body.

The Texas fighter continued to give Miguel Diaz trouble as he continued to smother him in round four Diaz used the ring to jab and began throwing the left hook. Miguel Diaz came out throwing more combinations in round six and continued to use his distance and jab the aggressive Rios as he cut the ring. Continuing to use the ring and circle Diaz began to frustrate Rios as he continued to chase and smother Diaz with punches backing him into the ropes. Diaz used the jab and worked from the outside keeping his distance but Rios is aggressiveness helped in the eyes of the judges. In the end all three judges scored it 77-75 for Joseph Rios as he wins a split decision and wins the vacant WBC USNBC flyweight title. With the win Joseph Rios improves to (12-7-2, 4KOs) and Miguel Diaz Jr. suffers his first loss of his career and goes to (9-1, 4KOs). (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California for the …



Scale Watch

At the scales in Santa Fe

For tonight’s card at the Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M. on a card promoted by Eviva Productions: Raymond “Hollewood” Montez failed to make weight at Friday’s weigh-in, but the fight is still a go. The contractual weight for tonight’s main event, between Montez and Espanola’s Tony Valdez, was 117, though Montez was officially 121. Montez can weigh in no heavier than 126 at noon today.Valdez, who is still willing to fight the overweight Montez, came in under the contractual limit, at 116.4.

Adrian Lopez 184 vs. Rocky Ramirez 185
Max Heyman 185.2 vs. Chris Thomas 188.6
Antonio Martinez 141 vs. Angelo Sanchez 143.8
Amanda Crespin 128.2 vs. Raquel Olivas n/a
Bryan Garcia 132 vs. David Castillo 134
Henry Anaya 168.4 vs. Mario Eastman 169

The doors open at 5 p.m. tomorrow night at the Pueblo Pavilion in Santa Fe. First bell is 6 p.m.

For tonight’s card at the Indian School in Santa Fe, N.M. on a card promoted by Eviva Productions: Raymond “Hollewood” …


UFC

Finally – Cub Swanson arrives

Despite what some people may tell you, adversity isn’t losing a fight. That’s just a notch on your record, an experience you should use to fuel you and help you get better. To many, losing is a gift. But adversity, that’s a different animal altogether. Adversity is getting your head split open in a fight, literally having your face broken in training, and watching your prime years slip away as you try to get healthy enough to compete . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Despite what some people may tell you, adversity isn’t losing a fight. That’s just a notch on your record, an …


UFC

TUF episode 2 recap

The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode two – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team Carwin win the inaugural fight of the competition, as Neil Magny claimed a unanimous decision victory over Las Vegas native Cameron Diffley.

Magny said: “Winning was a big relief. To be able to get that first fight out of the way and enjoy the house felt good. The pressure was off and I actually got a good night’s sleep. I think the fight went well. I did a good job keeping the fight standing. I didn’t allow him to work his game and it worked out pretty good for me.” (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode two – “What We Do” – aired on FX on Friday evening and saw Team …


Boxing News

Pathompothong defeats Sultan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Light middleweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (20-1-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Filipino Dondon Sultan (18-19-3, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds with the WBC Asia title up for grabs on Friday at the Bantamool school, Janthanuri, Thailand. Scores 117-111, 118-110, 119-109. Pathompothong controlled the action as he boxed aggressively in all of the rounds and outworked Sultan consistently. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Light middleweight Patomsuk Pathompothong (20-1-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Filipino Dondon …


Boxing News

Weights from Queens, NY

Joe Smith 173.5 vs. Yasin Rashid 174.5
Frank Galarza 153 vs. Alantez Fox 152
(NY State Jr. Middleweight Title)
Juan Dominguez 123.5 vs. Jesus Bayron 125
Rafael Vazquez 124.5 vs. Jhovany Collado 124.5
Elton Dharry 116 vs. Gabriel Cruz 115
Boyd Melson 154.5 vs. Yolexcy Leiva 153
Allan Phelan 125 vs. Micah Branch 125
Angel Garcia 133 vs. Pedro Andres 130
Daniel Gonzalez 146 vs. Anthony Smith 147.5

Promoters: New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing, W.O.N Promotions
Venue: Resorts World Casino, New York

Joe Smith 173.5 vs. Yasin Rashid 174.5 Frank Galarza 153 vs. Alantez Fox 152 (NY State Jr. Middleweight Title) Juan …


Boxing News

Weights from Woodland, CA

DonYil Livingston 162 vs. Paul Mendez 162
Manuel Avila 123 vs. Jhon Molina 121.5
Guy Robb 126.5 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 128
Jonathan Chicas 140 vs. Jose Mendoza 139
Andy Vences 129.5 vs. Carlos Gonzalez 130

Venue: Woodland Community Center, Woodland, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

DonYil Livingston 162 vs. Paul Mendez 162 Manuel Avila 123 vs. Jhon Molina 121.5 Guy Robb 126.5 vs. Jonathan Alcantara …


Boxing News

Weights from Millersville, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Jeter Promotions card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD:

Tony Jeter 158 vs. Tyrel Brown 159.5
James Stevenson 145.5 vs. Dontre King 149.5
Elias Bouloubassis 152.5 vs. Stephen Franklin 161.5
Duane Mobley 246 vs. Dave Fleming 243
Dan Cannaday 156 vs. Issa Coulibaly 156

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Jeter Promotions card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, …


Boxing News

Weights from Minnesota

By Jesse Kelley

Antonio Johnson 154.5 vs. Marcus Thompkins 150.5
Caleb Truax 168 vs. Mickey Scarborough 168
Antwan Robertson 115 vs. Jake Backus 113.5
Donny Tierney 154 vs. Bruce Johnson 156
Brad Heroff 122 vs. Jon Barker 126.5

Promoter: RDS Promotions
Venue: Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, MN

By Jesse Kelley Antonio Johnson 154.5 vs. Marcus Thompkins 150.5 Caleb Truax 168 vs. Mickey Scarborough 168 Antwan Robertson 115 …


Boxing News

Budler, Condes make weight

Hekkie Budler 105 vs Florante Condes 104.55
(IBO minimumweight title)
Venue: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
Promoter: Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions

Officials:
Referee: Andile Matika (South Africa)
Judges: Terrence Makaluza (South Africa), Danrex Tapdasan (Philippines), Lisa Giampa (USA)
Supervisor: Len Hunt (South Africa)

Hekkie Budler 105 vs Florante Condes 104.55 (IBO minimumweight title) Venue: Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa Promoter: Golden Gloves Boxing …


Boxing News

WBC purse bid for Arreola-Stiverne moved

By Boxing Bob Newman

WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman has just informed Fightnews.com that the purse bids for the WBC Heavyweight mandatory eliminator between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne, originally to be held tomorrow, has been postponed. They will now be held at next Saturday, September 29th in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel, 11:00 a.m. PST. “The Nightmare” Arreola, 35-2, 30 KOs, will meet “B.Ware” Stiverne, 22-1, 20 KOs, to determine the mandatory challenger to long time WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Arreola’s first loss was an unsuccessful title challenge of Klitschko back in 2009 via TKO10, three years to the day of the purse bids, September 29th. Since losing two fights later via MD12 to Tomasz Adamek, Arreola has rattled off seven straight wins, six by KO. Stiverne’s only blemish was a shock TKO4 loss to journeyman Demetrice King back in 2007. He has gone undefeated since, posting a 10-0-1, 8 KOs mark.

The purse bids will precede the star-studded gala event later that evening at the Bellagio- the WBC-Hublot Watch fund raising dinner and auction. Funds raised will go toward a retirement fund for destitute former champions and boxers throughout the world.

By Boxing Bob Newman WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman has just informed Fightnews.com that the purse bids for the WBC …


Boxing News

Romero, Morales victorious

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten world-ranked super bantamweight Jonathan Romero (22-0, 12 KOs) outboxed Efrain Esquivias Jr. (16-2, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim a one-sided unanimous decision in a clash for the IBF #2 ranking on Saturday night at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Scores were 119-108, 119-108, 120-107.

In a battle between unbeaten super bantamweights, Roman Morales (13-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Jonathan Arellano (13-1-1, 3 KOs). Morales was down in round three, but came back to drop Arellano in the sixth. Scores were 78-72, 78-72, 77-73. With the win, Morales claimed the WBC Latino Championship.

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Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten world-ranked super bantamweight Jonathan Romero (22-0, 12 KOs) outboxed Efrain Esquivias Jr. (16-2, 9 KOs) over …


Boxing News

Rosado stops Whittaker in ten

By Kurt Wolfheimer and John Di Santo at ringside
Photos: Ray Bailey

In an IBF junior middleweight eliminator, #3 rated Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over 38-year-old #2 Charles Whittaker (36-12-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. Rosado dropped Whittaker near the end of round five, but Whittaker rocked Rosado with a left hook at the bell. Rosado dropped the super game Whittaker again in the seventh and twice in the tenth prompting referee Steve Smoger to wave it off. Time was 1:50.

Unbeaten WBC #12 light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) destroyed Lionell Thompson (12-2, 8 KOs). Kovalev dropped Thompson twice at the end of round two and immediately finished him in the third. Time was :14. Kovalev was originally slated to face former WBA world champion Gabriel Campillo, who pulled out with a bad back.

Welterweight Antwone Smith (22-4-1, 12 KOs) scored an upset ten round split decision over previously unbeaten hometown favorite Ronald Cruz (17-1, 12 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94, Smith, 96-94 Cruz. The bout was originally a twelve-rounder for the WBC Continental Americas title, but Smith didn’t make weight so it ended up being a ten-round non-title affair.

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By Kurt Wolfheimer and John Di Santo at ringside Photos: Ray Bailey In an IBF junior middleweight eliminator, #3 rated …


Boxing News

Bonsu decisions Colas

Photos: Eva Asdou

Moments ago world ranked Jackson Bonsu (42-5-1, 29 KOs) of Belgium by way of Ghana decisioned France based Jimmy Colas (31-9, 13 KOs) of Haiti over 12 rounds to win the vacant vacant EBU-EU (European Union) light middleweight title. The main event took place at the Lotto Arena in Antwerpen, Antwerpen, Belgium. Belgium based BFN Group promoted the event.

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Photos: Eva Asdou Moments ago world ranked Jackson Bonsu (42-5-1, 29 KOs) of Belgium by way of Ghana decisioned France …


Boxing News

Weights from Celaya

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Juan Jose Mntes 114.75 vs Oscar Ibarra 114.75
WBF super flyweight world title

Irma Sanchez 107.80 vs Carina Moreno 108.90
WBF flyweight world title

Venue: Unidad Deportiva Norte, Cortázar, Guanajuato, Mexico
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Juan Jose Mntes 114.75 vs Oscar Ibarra 114.75 WBF super flyweight world title Irma Sanchez 107.80 …


UFC

UFC 152 at the scales

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Canada tomorrow with a stacked card featuring two world title fights. Minutes ago, the 24 fighters in action of the 12 fight card weighed in at the historic Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto.

Defending UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones scaled 204.6 lbs, while challenger Vitor “the Young Dinosaur” Belfort hit 204.2 lbs in his first fight at the 205lbs weight class since 2007.

The two men who will make history in the first ever UFC flyweight title fight – Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson – scaled 124.4 lbs and 125lbs respectively while in the eagerly awaited middleweight showdown Michael “the Count” Bisping hit 185.6lbs while “All-American” Brian Stann tipped 185.4 lbs. Much like they did at yesterday’s press conference, Bisping and Stann went nose to nose in a tense stare down. (more…)

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization returns to Canada tomorrow with a stacked card featuring two world …


Boxing News

Weights from Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer Boxing

Jorge Arce 126 vs Mauricio Martinez 125.5
Juan Carlos Sanchez 115 vs Rodel Mayol 114
(IBF Super Flyweight world championship)
Oscar Arce 111.5 vs Gabriel Enciso 113
Alberto Beltran 143.3 vs Cesar Luna 141
Jose Manuel Sanchez 109.8 vs TBA

Venue: Gimnasio Polifuncional de Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer

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Photos: Zanfer Boxing Jorge Arce 126 vs Mauricio Martinez 125.5 Juan Carlos Sanchez 115 vs Rodel Mayol 114 (IBF Super …


Boxing News

Wlodarczyk, Palacios make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Wroclaw

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) at 199 pounds was surprisingly heavier than #1 WBC challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (195 pounds) during Fridays weigh-in in “Hala Stulecia” in Wroclaw, Poland. It was the first time for both fighters met because Team Wlodarczyk decided against their fighter’s participation in press conferences in Warsaw and Wroclaw. Some observers were expecting some fireworks from the always flamboyant and expressive Palacios but he was calm and collected. Palacios decided to wear “Grant” punchers gloves and Wlodarczyk opted for more all-around “Everlast” gear. Saturday’s WBC cruiserweight championship will implement the open scoring system with scores being announced after the fourth and eighth round.

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Wroclaw WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) at 199 pounds was surprisingly heavier …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez press tour wraps up

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

More than 10,000 people who waited up to three hours gathered in the beautiful new Mexico City Arena in Mexico City to see the final news conference on the international media tour to announce the fourth clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Manny Pacquiao: “I’m happy to fight him for the fourth time. I have to recognize how difficult he is as a fighter, a great warrior, and I’m really happy to come to Mexico City….to Filipinos in Mexico, thank you very much for being here. I didn’t intend to fight another Mexican fighter, but that’s the way things are.”

Juan Manuel Marquez: “I’m going to prepare very well. This is a new challenge for me, I will go very well prepared, it’s a strong and difficult challenge, but we are going to celebrate Christmas and New Year.” more photos

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer More than 10,000 people who waited up to three hours gathered in the beautiful new Mexico City …


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Unbeaten heavyweights collide Oct 27

Advance tickets are now on sale as Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will return to Albany, NY’s Times Union Center on October 27 with undefeated heavyweight contenders Joe “The Future” Hanks (20-0, 14 KOs) and Fred “Showtime” Allen (14-0-1, 6 KOs) battling in the ten round main event for the NABA Heavyweight Title. Said DeGuardia, “This is our third event this year at the Times Union Center and we’re very excited to return to this terrific venue. The local fan and media support we’ve received for our first two shows compelled us to return with this sensational heavyweight battle which will be complimented by a terrific undercard that we will announce shortly.” Tickets are priced at $75, $50 and $35. Doors will open on the night of the event at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

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