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Photos: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions
Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for tomorrow night’s vacant WBA interim world super-bantamweight title at Manchester Velodrome. Quigg was slightly heavier at 121.75 while magnificently sculptured Munroe weighed 121.6. As they posed for picture Munroe unleashed a verbal barrage at Quigg who laughed off the pre-fight taunts.
Unbeaten Quigg, the betting favorite, said “I am the one who has it all to prove, but I am one million per-cent confident I can beat Rendall. He’s going to pressure me, but I have got a good defence and I haven’t dedicated myself to boxing since I was a kid to fail now. Beat Rendall and I am up there among the very best in the division and looking at even bigger fights.” (more…)
Photos: Mark Robinson/Hatton Promotions Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe were both ready for battle after weighing in for tomorrow night’s …
By John Cannon
Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135
(NABO intercontinental lightweight title)
Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. Victor Sanchez 121.75
Isaac Torres 117.5 vs. Mario Delgado 118.25
Marc Torres 136 vs. Eduardo Alvarado 134.5
Enrique Alvarez 149.75 vs. Gerardo Alvarado 151.75
James Cantu 139.75 vs. Hector Garza 143.75
Elio Ruiz 120.75 vs. Ivan Rios 124.75
Raphael Murphy 196 vs. Mikel Williams 177.75
Andrew Greeley 239.75 vs. Eric Molina 236.75
Marines Promotions president Julio Marines has always believed that the Rio Grande Valley has tons of talent in the sport of boxing and will do whatever it takes to get them recognized. This Saturday, he will get a chance to showcase some of the best talent in the Valley as Marines Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions presents “Border Explosion” at the McAllen Convention Center. Heavyweight prospect and current WBC USNBC champion Eric Molina of Lyford makes his return to the ring after suffering a first round knockout loss to number one Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola on February 18th in Corpus Christi. (more…)
By John Cannon Complete weights: Carlos Molina 135 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135 (NABO intercontinental lightweight title) Jerry Guevara 121.75 vs. …
We caught up with El Paso’s undefeated middleweight prospect Abie Han (16-0, 10 KO’s) two days before his most important fight to date, against Farmington’s Joseph Gomez (18-5-1, 8 KO’s) at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso.
The fight will be on the undercard of the HBO televised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Andy Lee card, though Han’s fight will not be televised. Gomez and Han will be going eight rounds in the ring. Gomez last fought in Ignacio, CO and won an eight round unanimous decision against El Paso’s Bernardo Guereca (16-14-1, 3 KO’s) in March. Han’s most recent fight also occurred in March of this year against Azerbaijan’s Rahman Yusubov (8-8, 6 KO’s) in Arizona. (more…)
Interview by Gerardo Martinez Photo by Chris Cozzone We caught up with El Paso’s undefeated middleweight prospect Abie Han (16-0, …
Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy Lee, representatives of Lee requested to weigh both camp’s gloves. That request was denied by Texas Commission Sports Inspector Robert Tapia. “They brought their own gloves and we brought ours,” explained Lee’s manager, Perry Mandera, “so we thought in the interest of full disclosure and a level playing field, we would weigh both pairs. We weighed ours out in the open in front of everyone. They would not put theirs on the scale. So, I requested Robert Tapia to make them do it. He told me ‘I’m the boss here. I say whether or not we inspect the gloves and we’re not going to.'” Mandera says he then requested Chavez trainer Freddy Roach to weigh the gloves in the spirit of fairness. “He pushed past me and said ‘we don’t have to, so we’re not going to.'”
Lee’s team issued this statement: “We just want everything fair. I don’t know why they wouldn’t drop the gloves on a scale to remove any doubt about a pair of gloves they brought themselves. Yes, it’s a new pair, but you ever buy a pair of shoes that say size 10 and they’re not? That’s all we were trying to resolve. So why won’t they weigh the gloves?”
Moments ago at the weigh-in for tomorrow’s WBC middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top contender Andy …
Photos: Ed Mulholland
Tomasz Adamek weighed in at a career high of 225 while Eddie Chambers scaled in at a career low of 202, adding a little bit of extra intrigue to tomorrow night’s heavyweight showdown at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Bryant Jennings 225 vs. Steve Collins 244
Jamaal Davis 154.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 155.5
John Thompson 155.5 vs. John Mackey 155.5
Patrick Farrell 209.5 vs. David Williams 227.5
Jose Peralta 140 vs. Dpntre King 142
Tureano Johnson 161.5 vs. Roberto Yong 162
Promoter: Main Events/Peltz Boxing/Ziggy Promotions
TV: NBC Sports Network
Tickets: Tickets are $254 ringside, $104, $79, and $54 available through Ticketmaster: online at www.ticketmaster.com or call 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at Prudential Center’s Box Office and at www.prucenter.com.
Photos: Ed Mulholland Tomasz Adamek weighed in at a career high of 225 while Eddie Chambers scaled in at a …
Middleweights Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) and Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs) meet for the second time on August 11 with the vacant NABO middleweight title on the line. The bout will be the main event of a TeleFutura telecast from the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio. In their first fight, Vera upset Mora taking a split decision. Both participated in the “Contender” reality show. Mora in 2005, Vera in 2007. Mora defeated Vernon Forrest in 2008 to win the WBC super welterweight world title, but promptly lost the belt in a rematch three months later. Vera is best known for his upset win over then-unbeaten Andy Lee.
Middleweights Brian Vera (20-6, 12 KOs) and Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-2-2, 7 KOs) meet for the second time …
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 159 vs. Andy Lee 159.25
(WBC middleweight championship)
Miguel Vazquez 137.75 vs. Daniel Attah 135.5
Roberto Marroquin 124 vs. Arturo Santiago 122.5
Casey Ramos 131.25 vs. Arthur Trevino 132
Abie Han 159.75 vs. Joseph Gomez 159
Cobrita Gonzalez Jr. 118 vs. Leopoldo Gonzalez 122.75
Alex Saucedo 145 vs. James Harrison 147.75
Tremaine Williams 123 vs. Theo Johnson 123
Adam Lopez 123 vs. Raul Carrillo 123
Venue: Sun Bowl Stadium
Promoter: Top Rank
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 159 vs. Andy Lee 159.25 (WBC middleweight championship) Miguel Vazquez …
Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) will be travelling to the UK and has told fans “Don’t Blink” as he’s looking to be the first to beat the 6’9 Tyson Fury when the pair square off at the Hand Arena, Clevedon, Somerset on July 7th. “I’m Looking forward to fighting in England.” said Maddalone “The Brits may be rooting for him in the beginning but I guarantee they will be cheering for me by the end of the night. I promise to give everything I’ve got-the Brits are going to experience one hell of a fight and I plan on making lots of new fans.”
Tyson Fury who is currently in training camp in Essen, Belgium said “He’s a good opponent, a real tough guy, who leaves nothing in the changing room, he certainly comes to fight! Training has gone well and I’m in the best shape of my life and I’m looking forward to some good rounds and after I beat him maybe we can go out and get something to eat.”
Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (35-8, 26 KOs) will be travelling to the UK and has told fans “Don’t Blink” as he’s …
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha will be in town tomorrow to see his young prospects see action at the Angono Municipal Gym in Angono, Rizal, Philippines. The event is headlined by a ten rounder junior flyweight match-up between Jomar Fajardo Sinwangcha of the Jaro Boxing Stable and Ruther del Castillo of the Ringside Boxing Gym. In the supporting bout, Rey Migreno-Singwangcha will face Prell Tupaz in a ten round bantamweight showdown. (more…)
By Chito Yu Katangkatang Thai Promoter Naris Singwangcha will be in town tomorrow to see his young prospects see action …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian Promoter Rogelio Espiño spoke to Fightnews.com giving Caballero’s side of the Caballero-Garcia fight situation.
¨All the blame isn’t on Celestino Caballero,” said Espiño. “Did Sampson reach an agreement with Mike Garcia’s representatives? We must remember that Sampson Boxing is the one who is currently violating the WBA purse bid rules, not Caballero. Despite that, Caballero already said that he’s willing to fight if there is a REAL TV DATE. It’s Sampson’s responsibility, not Caballero’s to prove that. After all, Sampson said that he had a TV date for July 28 and all of the sudden it seems that it never existed. The boxers (both) are training very hard and this situation affects them.
I haven’t heard anything from Mike García’s team besides they are already looking for a different fight. So, after having their approval to fight on September 7, and Sampson Boxing showing Caballero that this time there is a real TV date, then Sampson Boxing can negotiate with Caballero or Floyd Mayweather, who is his representative, to accept this new date.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero Panamanian Promoter Rogelio Espiño spoke to Fightnews.com giving Caballero’s side of the Caballero-Garcia fight situation. ¨All …
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Eddie Chambers talks about his heavyweight showdown on Saturday against Tomasz Adamek.
By Przemek Garczarczyk Eddie Chambers talks about his heavyweight showdown on Saturday against Tomasz Adamek.
By Chito Yu Katangkatang
What will you do if you are a boxer considered by many as washed up and way over your prime, with an unimpressive record, having a hard time feeding your family and suddenly becomes a world champion? Will you kill yourself in training camp just to stay where you are or will you just seize the moment let your fate be another Cinderella tale?
WBC flyweight champion Sonny Boy Jaro stands on the above described ground and nothing is stopping him from rising to live his dream. Set to face mandatory challenger Toshiyuki Igarashi in Japan this July 16, Jaro is training himself like a mad dog in the mountains of Binangonan Rizal and at his home stable. More than a month before the fight, the defending champion looks ripped and ready to fight anytime. (more…)
By Chito Yu Katangkatang What will you do if you are a boxer considered by many as washed up and …
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) is currently in Dubai as a special guest for an event titled “The Destiny in the Desert II” which will be held at the World Trade Centre today June 15th. The featured bout will be a rematch between Medhi Ramezani from Iran and Adnan Akilles from Sweden who drew in their bout back in February. Plans are being made for the early part of 2013 to have Briggs fight in Dubai at the 17,000 capacity Hamdan Swimming Complex for a belt which will be made of real diamonds and solid gold. No mention of an opponent as of yet but Briggs says if he had it his way it would be a rematch with WBC champ Vitali Klitschko.
Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) is currently in Dubai as a special guest for an event titled …
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) will step in to face former IBF featherweight champion Cristobal “Lacandón” Cruz (39-13, 23 KOs) on July 6, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. An injury to original main event participant Marvin Sonsona left an opening on the Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions show entitled “The Moment of Truth”, which Fortuna and Cruz have eagerly jumped in to fill.
In the televised co-feature that night, Russian heavyweight power puncher Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (14-0, 14 KOs) will defend his WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Heavyweight Championship in a 10-round battle against fellow up-and-coming heavyweight Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs), son of former pro boxer Lionel Byarm.
Headlining the undercard, popular heavyweight and current interim PABA Heavyweight Champion “Bronco” Billy Wright (37-4, 28 KOs) will continue his successful comeback in a 10-round bout. Also scheduled to fight six-round bouts are super middleweight Carlos De Leon Jr (21-3-2, 14 KOs), middleweight KO artist Bastie Samir (10-0-1, 10 KOs); and featherweight Rocco Santomauro (8-0).
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) will step in to face former IBF featherweight champion Cristobal …
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Former Olympic candidate Stan Martyniouk (11-1), coming off his only defeat, topped off a sweep by Sacramento area boxers by winning a fourth-round TKO over Dario Castillo (6-11-1) of Pittsburg, Calif. in the main event of Thursday night’s boxing card at the Woodlake Hotel. Castillo remained erect but a badly cut eye prevented him from answering the bell for the fifth.
In prelims, it was Max Becerra (6-0-1) over Danny Castillo (2-7-1), TKO-2, junior-welters; Mike Guy (4-0-1) over Ruben Mendosa (0-1), SD-4, super-middles; John Abella (1-0) over Johnny Mancilla (1-1-2), UD-4, super-bantams; and Rodney Hernandez (2-1) over Kourtney Boden (3-5), MD-4, heavyweights.
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Former Olympic candidate Stan Martyniouk (11-1), coming off his only defeat, topped off a sweep …
By Mariano A. Agmi and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III
Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan stopped Romaro Johnson in the eighth round of a scheduled 10 round bout at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, NY. Monaghan (14-0, 9 KOs) was the busier fighter of the two early on in the fight, landing the more effective combinations. Monaghan stunned Johnson in the fifth with a barrage of punches in the fifth, but backed off in the sixth to recuperate. Johnson was able to attack the body at times, but Monaghan came back in the eighth, stunning Johnson (11-7-1, 6 KOs) with a combination to the head. Johnson’s corner sent a New York Athletic Commission inspector to tell referee Eddie Cotton to stop the fight at 2:30.
Highly-regarded welterweight Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs) was declared the winner at the beginning of the eighth round when Alberto Herrera was not able to continue. There were no knockdowns in the fight, but Herrera (8-7-1, 5 KOs) was taking vicious punches to the head. Herrera would attempt to fight back, but he did not have the firepower to keep Dulorme off of him. At the beginning of the eighth round, Herrera complained of ringing to his ears. Ringside physicians recommended to referee Harvey Dock to stop the fight.
Super middleweight Will Rosinsky won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Aaron Pryor Jr. Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) was the aggressor throughout the fight, almost landing at will and not allowing Pryor (16-6, 11 KOs) to mount any rhythm. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Rosinsky, 79-73, 79-73, and 78-74. Fightnews.com scored the bout 79-73 in favor of Rosinsky. (more…)
By Mariano A. Agmi and Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Rich Hundley III Light heavyweight Sean Monaghan stopped Romaro Johnson …
David Quijano 114 vs. Juanito Rubillar 115
(WBO Latin jr bantamweight title)
Roger Rosa 137 vs. Cesar Cisneros 134
Federico Vega 143 vs. Efren Mejia 145
Angel Martinez 161 vs. Eddie Gates 161
Luis “Cuatito” Torres 151 vs. Frank Gedeon 152
Jesus Lule 128 vs. John Wampash 130
Jesse Francisco 145 vs. Darien Ford 148
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing/Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
David Quijano 114 vs. Juanito Rubillar 115 (WBO Latin jr bantamweight title) Roger Rosa 137 vs. Cesar Cisneros 134 Federico …
Photos: Larry Levanti
Tomasz Adamek: “I sparred close to 100 rounds in training camp which is a lot of rounds for me. I want to show Eddie some of the stuff I was working on for the last 3 weeks of our training camp. Eddie is saying how fast and untouchable he will be. I will be just as fast as him. I want to fight another two to three years and it’s easier to stay healthy when you are winning. I like the fact that my fights are being shown by both us (NBC Sports Network) and Polish TV. This proves alot of people still want to watch me and there is no reason to think about ending my career. Everybody is waiting for Saturday. I am ready 100%. We had a good camp. I will give a good show Saturday night. I know that Eddie is a very good fighter. He’s lost only 2 fights, like me, and this is why he took the risk fighting me, but it was a mistake.”
Eddie Chambers: “If you had the chance to see Fight Night 36 last night you’ll see I’m working extremely hard. Me and my team came together and decided that we really need to go up to Detroit, one of the tougher boxing areas in the country. We actually went to the legendary Kronk gym, where it’s like 150 degrees every day, like training in a sauna literally. But I think that’s the kind of thing we needed to do, we need to prepare that way because I am pretty sure Tomasz is going to bring a lot of heat inside the ring. I think that all the work we did was the perfect setting for what we are going to see in the main event on Saturday night.. It’s going to be a fun night. I think Tomasz has worked very hard, I know I have, you’ve seen it. My first thought was that I should not fight Adamek for my first fight back after 14 months off, but then I talked with my friends and trainers and we decided that this would be a good move for me. Show everyone right away that I am back and that I mean business.” (more…)
Photos: Larry Levanti Tomasz Adamek: “I sparred close to 100 rounds in training camp which is a lot of rounds …
Fight fans will continue their Independence Day weekend fireworks on July 7 when Golden Boy Promotions presents a night of boxing featuring veteran favorites Jesus Soto Karass and Euri Gonzalez at The Hangar at the Orange County Fair & Event Center as part of a doubleheader televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes. Soto Karass (25-7-3, 16 KOs) and Gonzalez (20-2-1, 14 KOs) will meet in a 10-round junior middleweight main event while a 10-round co-feature will see a junior lightweight clash between unbeaten Mexican Olympian Francisco Vargas (11-0-1, 9 KOs) and Puerto Rico’s Irving Torres (9-2, 7 KOs).
Fight fans will continue their Independence Day weekend fireworks on July 7 when Golden Boy Promotions presents a night of …
By Jesse Kelley
Jason Litzau will have another opponent in front of him on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. 25 year old Tennessee native Ira Terry (24-8, 14 KO’s) is said to be stepping in after the fallout of Litzau’s latest replacement opponent Corey Alarcon. Litzau and his team were told last night that Alarcon had broken his foot while running on a treadmill. The following 24 hours were then a nightmare according to Litzau’s trainer Bob Van Syckle as another opponent was being sought. It appeared that 23 year old southpaw Guillermo Sanchez (13-5-1, 5 KO’s) of Buffalo, NY was going to step in to replace Alarcon. But Sanchez was unable to free himself up from his job to make the trip to Minnesota. After more opponent searching it now appears that Terry will be the man opposite Litzau on Saturday night as the MN boxing commission has given the greenlight for Terry to step in.
Fightnews reported on Tuesday that both Leon Bobo and Tyrone Harris were first to fall through before Alarcon.
Despite the late scratches, Litzau has remained focused and says he is ready for Terry. “I don’t care who I fight” said Litzau. “I am just happy to be facing a good fighter that has a decent record like Ira Terry on such short notice. Terry is a better fighter then the last guy and he just fought in April so I know he will be ready.”
By Jesse Kelley Jason Litzau will have another opponent in front of him on Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency …
The junior welterweight clash between former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mauricio Herrera is now off. The fight was originally scheduled for July 7th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California and to be aired on HBO. The word is that Rios injured his shoulder in training yesterday evening. Herrera was reported to be in really good shape and training very hard for the fight. Upon receiving the news, to say Herrera was not pleased or convinced would be putting it mildly. “I dont believe he is injured at all. If he focused more on his training rather than traveling to all these fightcards all over the U.S. he wouldnt have to worry about his weight which has been a problem for him his last few fights. Hopefully Top Rank will still be able to get me on the show,” said Herrera.
The junior welterweight clash between former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and Mauricio Herrera is now off. The fight …
Rodrick Ray scored a fifth round stoppage over John Lennox in a scheduled eight round heavyweight bout that highlighted a four bout card at the Robert Treat Hotel on Wednesday night. The bout was evenly contested through the first four rounds when Ray landed a vicious combination that sent Lennox down and the fight was stopped at 1:59 of round five. Ray of Jackson, TN is now 4-5-1 with two knockouts. Lennox of Carteret, NJ is now 10-2.
In the eight round co-feature, late replacement Fitzgerlad Johnson scored an eight round unanimous decision over Tommy Rainone in a Jr.Middleweight bout. Johnson landed the harder blows and beat Rainone throughout the bout. Scores were 79-73 on all cards for Johnson, who is now 3-6. Rainone is 17-5. (more…)
Rodrick Ray scored a fifth round stoppage over John Lennox in a scheduled eight round heavyweight bout that highlighted a …
Video: Przemek Garczarczyk
Final press conference in Newark.
Video: Przemek Garczarczyk Final press conference in Newark.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. does a television interview for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday, June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. does a television interview for his upcoming …
WBC Silver world welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin held a press conference at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul to talk about his July 28th world championship bout against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. “I have waited for three years for a big fight and I am very happy that I finally get the chance to show the world what I’m made of on July 28th”, said Aydin. “I always said that I would fight anybody. Unfortunately, that doesn’t count for a lot of fighters these days which is the main reason why I couldn’t get a big fight over the past years. I give props to Robert Guerrero for accepting to fight me. He is a three-division world champion and very obviously an excellent boxer. But he has just no idea what’s coming for him. He has never been in the ring with anybody as determined, powerful and heavy-handed as me. I will do what I have to do to take the world championship belt home to Turkey….I heard that Robert Guerrero already talks about possible fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather. He can dream about all these big fights as long as he wants to – I will even help him by sending him to sleep so he can dream a little more. I respect Guerrero for all he has done and achieved so far but his way ends on July 28th in San Jose. I suggest he goes back to light- or featherweight and leaves the big guys to someone who can actually handle them.”
WBC Silver world welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin held a press conference at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul to …
From Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque for Friday night’s “The Reckoning” card promoted by Fresquez Productions:
Anne Sophie Mathis 145.2 vs. Holly Holm 146
* For the WBAN, IBA and WBF welterweight titles
Raymond Montes 116.8 vs. Jaime Gutierrez 116
Cristian Cabral 146.6 vs. Victor Silva 146
Eric Gonzales 125.8 vs. Gene Perez 126
John Herrera 134.2 vs. Bryan Garcia 129.6
Jose Luis Sanchez 151.2 vs. Guy Youell 151 (more…)
Weights by Chris Cozzone Photos by Jose Leon Castillo From Route 66 Casino Hotel west of Albuquerque for Friday night’s …
Story and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk
In 72 hours, heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs) will fight in Prudential Center in Newark, one of the best American heavyweights, Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs). “We had an excellent camp, did everything what we wanted to accomplish. I’m ready to go and prove on Saturday how good I can be.” Adamek-Chambers is broadcasted live by NBC Sports Network this Saturday, June 16, starting at 9 PM EST.
Story and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk In 72 hours, heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs) will fight in Prudential …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (10-2, 6 KOs) will defend the title on Friday against Jeremy Allan (8-8-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in a nationally televised promotion. In other action light heavyweight Mark Flanagan (9-3, 5 KOs) will do battle with Tyrone Jones (9-1, 3 KOs) over eight rounds. Also light welterweight Mark Ramirez (3-2-1) will be in action against Waylon Law (5-2, 1 KO) over eight rounds. Promoter Angelo Di Carlo.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian super middleweight champion Omar Shaick (10-2, 6 KOs) will defend the title …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Fightnews.com contacted promoter Sampson Lewcowicz who updated us on the Caballero-Garcia situation:
“If I have not submitted contracts to the Nevada Boxing Commission, it’s because I don’t have signed contracts. I hope at this time that the representative of Caballero (Rogelio Espiño) will review and confirm that we have a date of September 7 with Showtime and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the name of Sampson Boxing LLC. If there is no Caballero-Garcia fight, Sampson Boxing is going to evaluate a possible claim for any damages incurred because as ignorance is the source of the problem this is not acceptable to American laws. If we are unable to confirm the date of September 7 to present the Caballero-Garcia fight, we would lose the entire show and it would result in great economic losses. As of today there is still the possibility that the fight is on and there is still interest in making the fight and I have a hope to make the fight.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero Fightnews.com contacted promoter Sampson Lewcowicz who updated us on the Caballero-Garcia situation: “If I have not …
Undefeated contenders Carlos Cuadras and Gilberto Ramirez will get the biggest tests of their respective young careers on Saturday at the Palaya Mamitas in Playa del Carmen, Mexico in separate fights that will be televised on FOX Deportes in the United States. In the 12-round main event, the vacant WBC-USNBC bantamweight title will be on the line when Cuadras (24-0, 20 KOs) battles countryman Javier “El Chivero” Franco (16-7-1, 8 KOs). In the 10-round middleweight co-feature, Ramirez (21-0, 18 KOs) takes on longtime-contender J.C. Candelo (32-11-4, 21 KOs).
Undefeated contenders Carlos Cuadras and Gilberto Ramirez will get the biggest tests of their respective young careers on Saturday at …
Photos: Lawrence Lustig
Three-time world super middleweight champion Carl Froch performed the draw at Sky Sports studios as the eight contenders for Wednesday night’s Prizefighter International Heavyweights at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London met for the first time at the promo shoot.
“The Cobra” picked Poland’s Albert Sosnowski out of the hat first and pitted the former World title challenger against American Maurice Harris. There’s a potential all-USA semi-final number one as Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson meets Moroccan Noureddine Meddoune in quarter-final two. Quarter-final three sees New Yorker Tor Hamer against Brazil’s Marcelo Luiz Nascimento with the winner facing the victor in the all-England clash between Tom Dallas and Tom Little in quarter-final four.
Photos: Lawrence Lustig Three-time world super middleweight champion Carl Froch performed the draw at Sky Sports studios as the eight …
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced more than 50 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo® on Friday, July 6 and Saturday, July 7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year. (more…)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced more than 50 UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® stars scheduled to appear at the UFC Fan Expo® …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA World Championships Committee reported Thursday that it has voted against giving permission to WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones to fight in a non-title ten-rounder. The camp of WBA interim champion Denis Lebedev expressed dissatisfaction with Jones taking another fight and citing Lebedev’s mandatory challenger status asked for an direct fight between them. The situation was analyzed by the Championships Committee, which issued a resolution for Jones and Lebedev to begin negotiations immediately with a deadline of June 29. If no agreement is reached, the WBA will call a purse bid. Jones won his world title in September 2008 and since then has only made two mandatory defenses with his last being in October 2010. Lebedev became interim champion November 4, 2011, when he beat James Toney.
By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA World Championships Committee reported Thursday that it has voted against giving permission to WBA …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
According to sources who have spoken to Fightnews.com today, there is a possibility that the fight between WBA featherweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and mandatory challenger Miguel Angel “Mickey” Garcia slated for September 7 in Las Vegas could be in trouble. Caballero and Garcia were initially slated to collide July 28 in Indio, California after Sampson Boxing LLC won a purse bid in May. Then the date was then shifted to September 7 in Las Vegas, but now sources report a disagreement between the champion Caballero (who acts as his own manager) and Sampson Boxing.
However, other sources are claiming Caballero-Garcia is firm for September 7. There are also rumors floating around that Orlando Salido could be facing Micky Garcia in September. Another rumor is if Caballero doesn’t face Garcia, he’ll have to fight the highest available challenger, such as Nicolas Walter (Jamaica) or Javier Fortuna (Dominican Republic). The one thing that is certain is that there is a lot of confusion surrounding the fight.
By Gabriel F. Cordero According to sources who have spoken to Fightnews.com today, there is a possibility that the fight …
Former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., from Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, from Mexico, will collide on August 4 in the show “The War” to be held at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View. Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), a former WBO super bantamweight champion, and Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantemweight champion, will fight for the WBO International superbantamweight title. “It’s all set. On August 4 in Puerto Rico, Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face off for the WBO International title in Puerto Rico in another “war” between Puerto Rico and Mexico. Next week, we will have Marquez in Puerto Rico for a press conference and officially present the fight with the boxers,” PRBBP Vice-President Peter Rivera said.
Former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., from Puerto Rico, and Rafael Marquez, from Mexico, will collide on August 4 in …