Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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Narvaez-Montes in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source confirmed the possibility that WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) could defend his crown against former WBF beltholder Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (22-2 1, 14 KOs) on October 17th at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the source, the fight is not a done deal, but both camps OR Promotions (Narvaez) and Promociones del Pueblo (Montes) are very interested in putting the bout together. Meanwhile, Montes is already scheduled for a rematch against Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra next month.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source confirmed the possibility that WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Soliman defeats Lorenzo in IBF eliminator

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

In a thrilling IBF middleweight elimination bout, Sam Soliman clearly outpointed Giovanni Lorenzo over twelve rounds on Friday in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The bout was evenly contested for the first half but by round six Soliman had stepped up the tempo and was outworking the hard-punching and aggressive Lorenzo. Lorenzo was staggered in the later rounds by accurate combinations of Soliman and in round twelve, the New York-based Lorenzo was dropped and in trouble but survived to hear the final bell. Scores were 117-110, 118-108, 118-109.

Soliman said, “I want to thank my trainer Dave Hedgecock and all my team. Giovanni was a very tough opponent and I thank him and his team for coming to Australia for this fight.” The promoter was Dave Stanley.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin In a thrilling IBF middleweight elimination bout, Sam Soliman clearly …



Boxing News

WV2-Rafa PPV lineup announced

WBO Latino champions Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez were added to defend their titles on October 6 in the card “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, where former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face off in the super bantamweight division and Moises Fuentes will defend his WBO title against former two-division titlist Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer will broadcast on PPV.

“This will be great. We will present four title fights with Vazquez Jr. against Marquez, Fuentes versus Calderon, and we will have Jonathan Oquendo, the #3 ranked in 122 pounds, facing world contender Jose “Miau” Nieves, and also the unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez defending his lightweight belt,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president said. (more…)

WBO Latino champions Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez were added to defend their titles on October 6 in …


Boxing News

Guillermo Rigondeaux Update

An emergency motion was filed this morning by Guy Spieglman, attorney for WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux in an attempt to lift an injunction against his fighting of Robert Marroquin on Sept. 15. This motion seeks to allow Rigondeaux to defend his belt against Marroquin. Rigondeaux-Marroquin was scheduled as the undercard of an HBO Pay Per View-televised main event between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, but is in jeopardy, according to Pat English, an attorney for Rigondeaux’s Irish promoter, Gary Hyde.

English claims to have received a written order from Miami-Dade County judge David Miller on Thursday which forbids Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 knockouts) from facing Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) because the Hyde did not approve this bout. “The original hearing was on our motion to strike [Hyde’s contract,] so now we have a motion for a rehearing that is pending,” said Spiegelman. “It’s a procedural thing. The court will probably consider it. I don’t know if the court will reverse itself, but this thing is far from over.” (more…)

An emergency motion was filed this morning by Guy Spieglman, attorney for WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux in an …




Scale Watch

Stieglitz, Abraham make weight

Photos: Eroll Popova

Both WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham weighed in at 167.8 for their world title showdown on Saturday night at the O2 World in Berlin. More than 10,000 spectators are expected.

Other weights:
Robin Krasniqi 172.6 vs. Serdar Sahin 173.1
Jack Culcay 153.7 vs. Ferderic Serre 153.9
Dustin Dirks 173.9 vs. Sandro Siproshvili 175.3
Carlos Caicedo 170.6 vs. Tyron Zeuge 170.6
Felix Lamm 139.8 vs. Eloy Rebollo 138.9

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Photos: Eroll Popova Both WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham weighed in at 167.8 for their world …


Boxing News

Klitschko, Wach quotes

Below are quotes from the official announcement of IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko against Mariusz Wach at o2 World Hamburg, Germany, on November 10.

Mariusz Wach: “My fellow countrymen Adamek and Sosnowski did not have what it takes to beat a Klitschko. I am not a former cruiserweight but a real heavyweight. Klitschko will take a lot of hard punches before I knock him out. I will be the first Polish world heavyweight champion!”

Wladimir Klitschko: “The big challenge for me is Wach’s height. It is the first time that I am facing an opponent who is taller than me and has a better reach. He is unbeaten, a big puncher and has an irrepressible will. To fight in Hamburg once again is very special to me: I started my professional career here and last year Vitali’s and my dream to unify all heavyweight titles in the Klitschko family became true.”

Bernd Bönte, Managing Director of Klitschko Management Group (KMG): “For KMG, it is the fourth event in Hamburg where the company is based. The spectators can expect an unforgettable fight night with a champion in his best form and a top-class entertainment program.”

Tom Loeffler, Managing Director of K2 Promotions: “This fight will be the fifth heavyweight championship fight that we have promoted in 2012. It will be a very entertaining fight between two heavyweight giants.”

Below are quotes from the official announcement of IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko against Mariusz Wach at o2 World Hamburg, …


Boxing News

Video: Gennady Golovkin Training Camp

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s last training day in Big Bear, California. He is defending against Gregorsz Proksa on September 1 at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s last training day in Big Bear, California. He is defending against Gregorsz Proksa on September …


AWE TV

Tomasz Adamek open workout

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) was all smiles and no worries during his media workout at World Boxing and Fitness Center in Jersey City, New Jersey. “Looking forward to the Travis Walker fight, I really want to be in the ring with somebody who does not have a problem with his fists flying. One more week of some technical stuff my trainer Roger Bloodworth prepared for me and then it’s just a week of relaxation with my family,” said former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion before September 8 IBF North America bout at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The bout can be seen on Wealth TV and WealthTV.com online. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek Heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) was all smiles and no worries during …



UFC

Chael Sonnen – the unexpected man of the hour

Who in the world of mixed martial arts can have nothing to do with a particular event and then steal the show from the participants like only he can? Only Chael Sonnen . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Machida 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

Who in the world of mixed martial arts can have nothing to do with a particular event and then steal …


Boxing News

Groves: Stieglitz on points

Robert Stieglitz defends his WBO World super-middleweight title for a seventh time on Saturday against home city hard case Arthur Abraham at the O2 World Arena, Berlin. WBO #3 rated British and Commonwealth super-middleweight czar George Groves, who was pitched to face Stieglitz in May but had to bale out due to nose damage, presents an analysis of the fight.

George says: “This is a really interesting fight. Abraham is the bookies favourite and he has an advantage in top grade experience plus he’ll be fighting in his home city. Even though he’s come up from middleweight (and Stieglitz was a former IBF Youth champion at light-heavyweight) I’d expect that Abraham will also have the edge in strength and power. (more…)

Robert Stieglitz defends his WBO World super-middleweight title for a seventh time on Saturday against home city hard case Arthur …


Boxing News

Mthalane-Nunez IBF Officials

By Johnny B’

On September 1 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, promoter Rogelio Espino brings IBF world flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane of South Africa (28-2, 19 KOs) to defend his IBF title against hometown hero Ricardo Nunez (24-2, 20 KOs). The officials assigned to the title match are supervisor: IBF president Daryl Peoples (New Jersey), referee Kenny Chevalier (Maryland) and judges John Madfis (Massachusetts), John Poturaj (New Jersey) and Gary Merritt (Indiana).

By Johnny B’ On September 1 at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, promoter Rogelio Espino brings IBF world …


Scale Watch

Weights from Fort Worth

By Robert Hughes

Paulie Ayala Productions ‘Boxing at the Ballroom,’ benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth. At the Fort Worth Renaissance Worthington Hotel

Samuel Clarkson 164 vs Brandon Singleton 165
Maurice Hooker 137 vs DeAnthony Bonner 135
Guadelupe Perez 122 vs Atlay Miranda 120
Tyrone Jackson 188 vs Curtis Howell 188
Kita Watkins 140 3/4 vs Jennifer Han 137
Rayford Johnson 199 vs Armin Marcanovic 190

By Robert Hughes Paulie Ayala Productions ‘Boxing at the Ballroom,’ benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth. At …



Boxing News

Q&A: Referee Brad Vocale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC referee Brad Vocale talks to Fightnews about his career in boxing.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing WBC referee Brad Vocale talks to Fightnews about his career in boxing.


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Mthalane arrives in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: IstmoProBox

South African Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane, the current IBF flyweight world Champion arrived Thursday in Panama City with his trainer Nick Durant and the rest of the team. Mthalane and challenger Ricardo Nunez will meet for the first time on Saturday. Their bout takes place the following Saturday at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City.

The medical examination and weigh-in will be on Monday at Panama Boxing Comission (COMIBOX). Mthalane will train in Panama alongside his stablemate Michael Donovan. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: IstmoProBox South African Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane, the current IBF flyweight world Champion arrived Thursday …


Scale Watch

Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Otis Griffin 178.5 vs. Adam Collins 173.5
Juan Martinez 142.5 vs. Alonso Loeza 145
Christian Silva 127 vs. Alberto Torres 128
Gregorio Viramontes 168 vs. Jose Alvarez 168
Misael Martinez 121.5 vs. John Abella 123.5

Venue: Double Tree Hotel (8-24-12)
Promoter: O.P.P. Presents (Mark Nanney)

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee Otis Griffin 178.5 vs. Adam Collins 173.5 Juan Martinez 142.5 vs. Alonso Loeza 145 Christian …


Boxing News

Yamanaka, Igarashi defend November 3

By Joe Koizumi

WBC bantam champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs) will risk his belt against ex-champ Tomas Rojas (39-13-1-1NC, 26 KOs) in Sendai, Japan, on November 3. Also, newly crowned WBC flyweight ruler Toshiyuki Igarashi (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will make his initial defense against unbeaten Argentine Nestor Narvaes (19-0-2-1NC) on the same bill. Sendai is a city of northern Japan that suffered very disastrous earthquake and tsunami in March of the previous year, and this doubleheader will surely encourage the great many victims there. Yamanaka acquired the vacant WBC 118-pound belt by halting Christian Esquivel in eleven furious rounds last November, and successfully kept his throne by unanimously decisioning formidable hard-puncher Vic Darchinyan this April. Igarashi lately captured the WBC 112-pound throne by eking out a hard-fought split nod over defending champ Sonny Boy Jaro this July. Both Yamanaka and Igarashi promise to show their best performance. The twinbill will be presented by Teiken Promotions and shown nationwide live by WOWOW TV.

By Joe Koizumi WBC bantam champ, unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs) will risk his belt against ex-champ …



Boxing News

WBC 130lb champ Ao faces Diaz

By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-feather champ, Japanese southpaw Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will put his belt on the line against veteran Mexican Gamaliel Diaz (36-9-2, 17 KOs) in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27. It was announced by Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions. Ao will make his fourth defense since he dethroned Vitali Tajbelt of Germany via unanimous verdict in 2010. Diaz previously failed to win world belts from Jorge Linares in 2007 and from Humberto Soto in 2008, but he once decked an upset important victory over Robert Guerrero to win the NABF feather title to his credit in 2005. The Mexican, now holding the CABOFE 130-pound belt, has scored thirteen wins in a row. Will the third time pay for all? Ao, fresh from his last defense against official challenger Terdsak Kokietgym this April, says, “I hope to convincingly win over Diaz to pave the way to realize an anticipated unification bout with WBA champ Takashi Uchiyama in the near future.”

On the same bill, up-and-coming Japanese bantam champ Ryosuke Iwasa (12-1, 9 KOs) will take on ex-world challenger David De La Mora (24-2, 17 KOs), Mexico, over ten. WBA#10 lightwegiht Takashi Miura (23-2-2, 17 KOs) will cope with ex-OPBF ruler and compatriot Ryuji Migaki (17-3, 13 KOs) over ten.

The show will take place at Tokyo International Forum in the daytime.

By Joe Koizumi WBC super-feather champ, Japanese southpaw Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs) will put his belt on the line …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Cotto II on December 1?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has pushed his next fight from November 10 to December 1, the date that three-division world champion had planned to return in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Pacquiao decided to move the date because of his re-election campaign as a Congressman in the Philippines that would be interrupted by his training. He would like to fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, naming Cotto, Timothy Bradley, and Juan Manuel Márquez as possibilities as he moves toward a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in April 2013. (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has pushed his next fight from November 10 to …


Boxing News

Porpramook-Hernandez II in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC flyweight champion Kompayak Porpramook (45-3, 30 KOs) will defend his crown for the second time against former champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (24-2-1, 15 KOs) in a rematch on October 6 at the Convention Center of Toluca, Mexico State. Porpramook dethroned Hernandez by tenth round KO in December 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand in an exciting fight. Now he will come to Mexico to Toluca, which is located at 2,680 meters above sea level and is the highest city in Mexico and North America.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC flyweight champion Kompayak Porpramook (45-3, 30 KOs) will defend his crown for the second time …


Boxing News

JM Marquez hits 39

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez today celebrated his 39th birthday. In addition to recently writing a book, Marquez is close to making his film debut with the video documentary “Pound for Pound,” which could be released in the fall. “I want the world to see the effort it takes to train for a fight and what it means to face the best, to live well and be well. I want them to see as I get up early to workout and do the tours to promote a big fight,” said Marquez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez today celebrated his 39th birthday. In addition to recently writing …


Scale Watch

Weights from Fantasy Springs

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Randy Caballero 117.6 vs. Manuel Roman 117.8
Michael Perez 134.8 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4
Angel Osuna 156.8 vs. Yoamani Abreu 158.4
Ryan Caballero 121 vs. Manuel Machorro 119.2
Christopher Pearson 162.4 vs. Christian Nava 167.8
Santiago Guevara 133.6 vs. Wilbert Mitchell 133.2
Gerald Washington 246.2 vs. Gary Cobia 253.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Randy Caballero 117.6 vs. Manuel Roman 117.8 Michael Perez 134.8 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 134.4 Angel Osuna …


Boxing News

Kronk Boxing card cancelled

Kronk Boxing has announced today that “Kronk: The New Generation” scheduled for Joe Louis Arena this Saturday, August 25 has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Ticket refunds are available at point of purchase starting Friday, August 24 at 10 a.m. For Ticketmaster Customer Service, please call (800) 653-8000. For ticket purchases completed via phone or online, refunds will be automatically granted.

Kronk Boxing has announced today that “Kronk: The New Generation” scheduled for Joe Louis Arena this Saturday, August 25 has …


Boxing News

African Ring now available

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis the publisher of African Ring has announced that the August/September issue of the magazine is now available through all Central News Agencies in South Africa. The magazine which is owned by Ellis is a respected publication which keeps the fight fans up to date with reports, opinions and feature articles and a look back on the history of South African boxing. The latest issue contains comment by Brian Mitchell and a full length feature on the rising star Ryno Liebenberg by Pete Moscardi. Other other articles featured are Fred Storbeck’greatest fight, Diamond Ring for Tommy Oosthuizen, A Real Character named Spider and Sugarboy’s Sweet and Sour Career. The magazine is reasonable priced at twenty rand and a value for money read. Jeff Ellis can be contacted at afriring@tiscali.co.za

By Ron Jackson Jeff Ellis the publisher of African Ring has announced that the August/September issue of the magazine is …


UFC

Audio: Today’s UFC 151 media teleconference

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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Machida 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

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UFC

UFC 151 event cancelled

For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, a UFC® champion has refused to face an alternative challenger after an injury to his original opponent, forcing the organization to cancel an event. After challenger Dan Henderson suffered a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused an alternative opponent, forcing UFC president Dana White to cancel the entire UFC 151 card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas next Saturday.

On a conference call today, White said Jones refused to fight two-time middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, whom he proposed as a replacement for Henderson for the September 1 event. “This is probably one of my all-time lows as being president of UFC,” White said. “Dan Henderson tried to train, he continued to work out and saw a doctor, but there was nothing we could do to save that fight. But Chael Sonnen stepped up accepted the fight with Jon Jones last night. As of 8pm last night, we thought we had a fight fans would love to see. Then at about 9pm the one thing I never thought would happen in a million years happened. Jon Jones said, “I won’t fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice’. That has never happened in the history of the UFC, a guy who is a champion, and a guy who is supposed to be one of the best fighters in the world, pound-for-pound, refuses to fight.” (more…)

For the first time in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, a UFC® champion has refused to face an …


Boxing News

Wach camp confirms Klitschko fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko

After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows his next target – undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach. “Undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) of Global Boxing Promotions will face IBO/IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (58-3, 51 KO) on November 10th 2012 in Hamburg, Germany,” said Mariusz Kolodziej, CEO of Global Boxing Promotions. “I’m pleased to inform that after weeks of negotiation we have finally reached an agreement and came to terms that will satisfy both sides. I’d like to thank the entire Klitschko team and K2 Promotions for the cooperation,” said the official statement released by Wach’s promoter. In his last fight, Klitschko easily defeated Tony Thompson while Wach knocked out Tye Fields – both fights ended in the sixth round.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Kasia & Sylwek Wosko After long negotiations and a couple of contractual disputes, Wladimir Klitschko knows …


Boxing News

Ronnie van der Walt dies in Jamaica

By Ron Jackson

Ronnie van der Walt, who challenged Willie Ludick for the SA welterweight title in June 1963, has died in Jamaica. He was 77 years old. Van der Walt, who was born in Cape Town, is still regarded as a tragic victim of the SA race classification laws. A British journalist, John Pilger, told the story in his book Heroes, published by Jonathan Cape in 1986. In 1967, Van der Walt received a letter from the interior ministry, informing him that he had been classified as a “coloured” person in terms of the Population Registration Amendment Act. But Van der Walt had been a pupil at a “whites only” school and had always fought as a white. The same letter was sent to the Cape Boxing Control Board and because “mixed sport” was illegal in South Africa at the time, Van der Walt was withdrawn from a tournament to be held at the Green Point Stadium in Cape Town. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Ronnie van der Walt, who challenged Willie Ludick for the SA welterweight title in June 1963, has …


Boxing News

Fantasy Springs Undercard

Before the featured fights on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, there will be a five-fight undercard. The lineup includes the younger brother of Friday’s headliner Randy Caballero, 18-year-old junior featherweight Ryan Caballero, who will make his professional debut against Los Angeles’ Manuel Machorro (0-6-1) in a four round matchup. A boxer since the age of eight, Caballero is a former Junior Olympic and Ringside World champion. Also in action is junior middleweight Christopher Pearson (7-0, 4 KO’s) against Christian Nava (2-1-1) in a six rounder. Pearson is a decorated amateur boxer who won the 2011 United States National Championship and the 2009 PAL National title. (more…)

Before the featured fights on Friday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, there will be a five-fight …


Boxing News

Harrison & Odom Ready For Rematch

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom talked with the press today in advance of their rematch at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night. Harrison had to work hard in winning an unanimous eight round decision on July 27 over Odom but promises this time things will be different. “I underestimated him the first time, took his record for granted,” stated Detroit’s undefeated light middleweight Harrison. “I’m looking for a KO within the first four rounds. I’ve trained twice as hard for this one, he is tough but he can’t beat me.”

Odom flown in from Inglewood, CA was reserved in his comments although he did say he was here to win. In order to change the outcome in this rematch he felt he would need to be “more busier” and that it “should be a good show.” (more…)

Story and photos by Bob Ryder Tony Harrison and Calvin Odom talked with the press today in advance of their …


Boxing News

Soliman, Lorenzo make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werber Kalin

Sam Soliman 159.1 vs. Giovanni Lorenzo 159.6
(IBF elimination middleweight bout)

Venue: Geelong Arena, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: David Stanley

more photos

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werber Kalin Sam Soliman 159.1 vs. Giovanni Lorenzo 159.6 (IBF elimination middleweight …


Boxing News

Sadam Ali headlines PPV card on Oct 27

World Kid Promotions, owned and operated by undefeated welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), announced today that Ali will headline an Integrated Sports pay-per-view event on October 27 in Brooklyn at the Aviator Sports Complex. Ali will fight an opponent to be determined in the 10-round main event. The 10-round co-feature will showcase unbeaten WBA #11/WBC #13 cruiserweight Santander “Acucar” Silgado (22-0, 18 KOs).

The card will take place one week after the opening of the Barclays Center, which heralds the return of world championship boxing to Brooklyn after more than a 50-year hiatus.

World Kid Promotions, owned and operated by undefeated welterweight and 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “World Kid” Ali (15-0, 9 KOs), …


AWE TV

More on Cunningham-Gavern

Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, will make his debut in the heavyweight division on September 8th against Jason Gavern, 21-10-4, 10 KOs. The 10-round fight is part of a big afternoon heavyweight triple header promoted by Main Events, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Former two-time world champion, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, and Travis Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, fight in the main event, a 12-rounder for Adamek’s IBF North American Heavyweight Title, and emerging heavyweight star Bryant Jennings, 14-0, 6 KOs, and Chris Koval, 25-9, 18 KOs, faceoff in the third featured heavyweight contest. All can be seen on WeathTV and WealthTV.com.

It will be a night of firsts for Cunningham who recently signed a promotional contract with Main Events. Cunningham makes his first start under his new agreement with the promoter, and will fight for the very first time at the new weight. (more…)

Former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KOs, will make his debut in the heavyweight division on September …


Full Report

Full report: Tapia died from heart disease

Story & photo by Jose Leon Castillo

A press conference in Albuquerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former five-time world champion died due to heart disease. An autopsy report released on Wednesday revealed the cause of death that had the New Mexico legend passing away approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 27 at the age of 45.

Though prescription drugs played a part, the cause of death has officially been ruled an accident due to heart disease complications.  There were no illegal drugs in Tapia’s system. (more…)

Story & photo by Jose Leon Castillo A press conference in Albuquerque held by Teresa Tapia revealed that the former …


Boxing News

Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez Makes U.S. Debut

Report and photo by Felipe Leon

Current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25KOs) finds himself entrenched deep in the south Mexican mountains at the Otomi Ceremonial Center as he prepares for his U.S. debut set for September 15th in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the under card of the much anticipated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Sergio Martinez middleweight championship fight at the Thomas and Mack Center. Gonzalez is scheduled for a featherweight eight rounder against the always-dangerous TBA. (more…)

Report and photo by Felipe Leon Current WBC USNBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (28-1, 25KOs) finds himself entrenched …


UFC

Frankie goes to featherweight

The UFC featherweight division is known for its fast-paced, high-skilled bouts and the well-rounded skills of its participants, and now a high-profile, former 155-pound kingpin is heading to their ranks, immediately adding even more depth to the weight class .. Click more by Mike Straka, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

The UFC featherweight division is known for its fast-paced, high-skilled bouts and the well-rounded skills of its participants, and now …










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