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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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Q&A Dave Parris

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Leading British boxing referee Dave Parris talks to Fightnews about his career in boxing where he has worked 150 world title bouts.



March 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Velez to headline March 24 Telefutura card

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Unbeaten featherweight and explosive puncher Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez (17-0, 13 KOs) will face the biggest challenge of his career when he steps into the ring with Mexican veteran José Angel Beranza (34-22-2, 26 KOs) on Saturday, March 24th in “Boxeo Boricua in Caguas: It’s My Time.” The show is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment. Vélez vs. Beranza will be the main event of the “Solo Boxeo” series that airs nationwide on Telefutura and will be for the vacant WBB Americas featherweight championship. “I’m ready for Beranza; I know him very well. It is a fight that has been in the oven and now it’s time to make it happen. I trust my abilities and condition and on Saturday, March 24th I will prove it and will KO Beranza,” Jayson said.

“Boxeo Boricua in Caguas: It’s My Time” is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2 Entertainment. Tickets are available visiting www.tcpr.com or (787)792-5000. Prices: $25, $15, $10.



March 12th, 2012


Boxing Result

Tamakoshi defeats Petchnamchai

By Joe Koizumi

Having upset then WBC top ranked 130-pounder Dante Jardon via unexpected third-round stoppage in Mexico last December, WBC#11 Kyohei Tamakoshi (29-7-6, 11 KOs), 130, earned a unanimous decision (79-73, 80-73 and 80-74) over Thailander Petchnamchai Jittigym (7-6, 2 KOs), 128.75, over eight nearly lopsided rounds on Sunday in Kobe, Japan. The 31-year-old Japanese had failed to win the national 122-pound belt twice and the OPBF throne once, and then moved up to the feather category. He wasn’t regarded as such a strong boxer as to defeat up-and-coming prospect Dante Jardon, but produced such a stunning upset to make us realize once again that anything could happen in boxing. Tamakoshi may return to Mexico to meet Jardon in a rematch. (more…)



March 12th, 2012


Boxing News

WBO: Juanma already suspended

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcarcel says former featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez is already suspended after his strong statements against referee Roberto Ramirez, whom he accused of being a gambler. “At the moment he is suspended for one year. In five days we are giving him the opportunity to convince us otherwise…and we did take the apology into consideration.” He added that Lopez’s unsportsmanlike conduct “cannot be tolerated.”



March 12th, 2012


Boxing News

WBO considering sanctions against Juanma

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today that the WBO Executive Committee voted and approved a resolution against Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez after his televised comments on referee Roberto Ramirez following his defeat versus Orlando Salido last Saturday. Valcarcel stated the WBO resolution said that Juanma Lopez should “show cause why he should not be suspended for one year, and neither appear in the WBO rankings or fight for any regional or world WBO title.”



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Groves pulls out of fight; is Stieglitz next?

British super middleweight titleholder George Groves has withdrawn from his title defense against Kenny Anderson this Friday at London’s Wembley Arena due to unspecified medical reasons. Promoter Frank Warren said, “Of course, it’s bitterly disappointing for us and all the boxers involved, but in sport injuries occur and there is very little anyone can do about it. We had already lost Matthew Hall, who was due to box Sam Webb in a championship eliminator, because of an injury and now with George withdrawing from the main event I have had no option but to postpone the whole card until a later date. Once my team have spoken to Wembley about a new date I hope we can get this fight on very soon.”

The cancellation conveniently opens up Groves’ calendar for a possible world title shot against WBO champion Robert Stieglitz in Germany, as Groves has been named mandatory challenger and a purse bid for that bout took place earlier today in Hungary.



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Roman says he’s ready for DeMarco

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC #15 rated Miguel “Mickey” Roman (37-9, 28 KOs) has boldly proclaimed that he will dethrone WBC lightweight world champion Antonio DeMarco (26-2, 19 KOs) in his first title will defend his world title defense on Saturday at the Centennial Sports in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. “DeMarco is a good champion but I have trained to win the title,” said Roman, who prepared for the fight in Mexico City with trainer Miguel ‘El Raton’ Gonzalez, the father of the current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez. “I hope he exchanges blows with me and it will be a spectacular fight from the first round. I was Youth champion, national champion, Fecombox, international and now hope to win the most important, the world championship. This fight will be a war and I will be world champion.” The winner of the fight between DeMarco and Roman could face former WBA/WBC world champion Jorge Linares in June.



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Brook focused on Hatton

Welterweight contender Kell Brook insists that he is fully focused on beating Matthew Hatton on Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. “Matthew is a very dangerous opponent and one that I am full of respect for,” said Brook. “I know that if I take him lightly he will beat me so I have been 100 per cent focused on him – I’ll let others do the talking about these fights in the future, right now it’s all about Hatton.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added “It’s my job to look beyond this fight for Kell, but I know he certainly won’t be doing that. Khan, Ortiz, Berto, Maidana and Alexander are all fights that we want to make this year. We will have 10,000 fight fans in the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield for Brook vs. Hatton, so what sort of numbers do you think a fight with Amir Khan would do?”



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Officials Assn. to file complaint against Juanma

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Nelson Vazquez, President of the Association of Professional Boxing Officials, has let it be known that a formal complaint will be filed with the president of the Boxing Commission of Puerto Rico, Dommys Delgado Berty, over the televised allegations by Juan Manuel Lopez that referee Roberto Ramirez was a gambler, which toured the globe in a matter of minutes. Vazquez, a retired police inspector, called Juanma’s comments frivolous, defamatory, and sickening and stated that Ramirez is a proven, honest official. When Lopez lost to Orlando Salido the first time, Juanma also made gambling accusations against Ramirez’ son, Roberto Ramirez Jr., who refereed that fight. Lopez and promoter Peter Rivera then retracted the statement shortly afterwards. “We aren’t satisfied,” said Vazquez. “This is the same thing. They’ve already apologized, but the comments were made and have already spread around the world. All fans of boxing worldwide are aware of this. They are bad losers and we have to stop these situations.”



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Martinez ready for Macklin

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Universally recognized pound for pound among the best in the world and thee true middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs) of Oxnard, California by way of Argentina, finished training camp, under the watchful eye of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento, at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym this past Saturday and departed for New York early Sunday morning for his upcoming fight against top-rated middleweight contender Matthew ‘Mack the Knife’ Macklin (28-3, 19 KOs) of Birmingham, England. Martinez and Macklin are scheduled to meet on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th, the fight card dubbed ‘The Real Middleweight Championship’ will be broadcast live on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’ from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Groves now in the works

With the pull-out of Mikkel Kessler, the WBO has made #3 rated George Groves (14-0, 11 KOs) the next mandatory challenger for WBO super middleweight world champion Robert Stieglitz. A WBO purse bid was held today in Budapest, where SES Boxing won the rights to promote the Stieglitz-Groves fight. “It’s unfortunate that Mikkel Kessler had to cancel again. The boxing fans have been waiting for this fight,” said Stieglitz promoter Ulf Steinforth. “I’m glad that we could get the next defense for Robert Stieglitz in Germany.”



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Kessler pulls out of Stieglitz fight

Team Sauerland has announced that Mikkel Kessler’s next fight in Copenhagen has been postponed to May 19. The Viking Warrior has not yet regained the necessary fitness following last year´s hand surgery, forcing him to pull out of the April 14 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz. Details about the new opponent will be announced at a press conference next week. “I hate to keep my fans waiting and I am really sorry about the delay,” Kessler said. “As a boxer, my fists are my biggest weapon. To fight and to win at the highest level, I need my hand to be fully recovered. Unfortunately, the April 14 date comes just a little too early but I will be ready on May 19. I have kept my shape and can´t wait to be fighting again in front of my Danish fans.” (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Lopez-Gradovich headlines March 31

The March 31 TOP RANK LIVE telecast on the Azteca America network takeng place in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, will feature Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) in a ten round featherweight clash with undefeated prospect Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs). The 24-year-old Lopez has won eight of his last nine, including a career best victory over then unbeaten Philadelphia prospect Teon Kennedy in August 2011 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The win earned Lopez the NABF super featherweight title.

The opening televised bout will feature junior lightweight Casey Ramos (15-0, 4 KOs) facing off against Gerardo Robles (15-10, 7 KOs). Also on the card is the return to action of former middleweight champion, Kelly Pavlik (37-3, 32 KOs) against Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) in a scheduled ten round tilt. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Konstantin Airich Update

Photo: Arena

Hard-hitting German heavyweight contender Konstantin Airich returned back home to Hamburg after stopping WBO #6 Ondrej Pala in the ninth round of an exciting brawl in Tekirdag, Turkey, on Friday night. With this win the “Sandman” added the WBO European championship to the IBF intercontinental championship which he had won by annihilating Varol Vekiloglu in one round in Regensburg (Germany) last October. At the airport Airich was welcomed by his nine-year-old twins Alexia and Max. “This is the moment I have been fighting and working for”, said proud dad Airich after his arrival. “Once you look into these eyes you know that it’s been worth all the sweat, blood, tears and pain. I had to promise to my son that I will come home with two belts so I have one for each of my kids. I cannot say how proud and happy I am that I managed to keep my word. Now I will take off some time to spend with my family, I think we all earned this.” (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Announcement

NYS Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Dinner April 1st

The inaugural New York State Boxing Hall of Fame (NYSBHOF) induction dinner, sponsored by Ring 8, will be held Sunday, April 1 at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Legendary “Sugar” Ray Robinson, arguably the greatest boxer of all-time, leads a star-studded list of 12 boxers and eight non-participants to be formally inducted.

Boxers joining Robinson in the inaugural class are Mike Tyson, Jake LaMotta, Carmen Basilio, Riddick Bowe, Carlos Ortiz, Vito Antuofermo, Emile Griffith, Mike McCallum and the late Gene Tunney, Benny Leonard and Tony Canzoneri. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Rocky Lives: A profile of a somewhat unknown heavyweight contender

By David Finger

With the Klitschko brothers and WBA champion Alexander Povetkin having defended their respective titles over the past several weeks, the question now turns to “Whose next?”

But with boxing in the middle of a heavyweight drought in the United States, and with heavyweight contenders the world over getting less and less exposure, it is a question that becomes increasing more difficult to answer.

How many American’s had ever heard of top ten heavyweight contender Eric Molina before he fought Chris Arreola? How many boxing fans outside of England and Finland were familiar with Dereck Chisora before his fight with Vitali Klitschko?

Maybe, just maybe, the next Rocky Balboa will emerge from the great unknown to excite boxing fans again, and show the world why heavyweights matter.

With that in mind, FightNews is proud to introduce its newest monthly feature “Rocky Lives!” . . . Click here for more



March 12th, 2012

Feature Story

Salido-Lopez Something Special

By Graham Houston

I doubt if we will see a better fight this year than the featherweight championship war in Puerto Rico on Saturday night when Orlando Salido repeated his previous stoppage win over Juan Manuel Lopez. It was a fight that had everything, with shifts of fortune, knockdowns — and a commitment to victory by Salido that was quite extraordinary. Salido fought furiously and wouldn’t be denied. He was relentless in his attack. Down in the closing moments of the fifth, he came storming back to batter Lopez around the ring in the next round and finally overpowered him in the 10th.

Of course, Lopez’s post-fight comments in the ring were regrettable. He has since apologised, but his verbal attack on referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. was an astonishing outburst that soured what had been a spectacularly good night for boxing. We saw the sport at its finest and then ill-chosen remarks tarnished the evening. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Feature Story

Q&A with Mariusz Wach

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Anna Szałaj

“This country makes you harder,” says undefeated WBC International titleholder Mariusz Wach (25-0, 14 KOs), who on March 24 in Resorts Casino & Hotel in Atlantic City will be challenged by Tye Fields (49-4, 44 KOs). “I learned a lot about myself in the US. In the last two years I spent maybe six months with my family in Poland. Rest of this time I spend in the gym in the States. I dedicated my life to boxing, I want to be ready when my chance for the world title will come although I know, that it’s not entirely up to me.”

At 6’8 and 250lbs., Wach has the size to take on a Klitschko. The bout against the also 6’8 Fields will go a long way toward showing whether he also has the ring skills to match. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Feature Story

Zab Judah planning to be “Super” again

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Fightnews.com recently checked in with Zab “Super” Judah (41-7, 28 KOs) on a media teleconference to learn how preparations are going for his March 24th IBF Junior Welterweight title eliminator against Vernon “Ice Man” Paris at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. “I’m feeling great,” stated a relaxed and confident Judah. “Training is going great, we have a tremendous training camp and a lot of young undefeated professionals that I am sparring with, and I’m preparing myself as if I’m preparing for one of the greatest fighters on earth. I’m looking to come here and fulfill our dream to become a six-time champ of the world.”

Judah, a three-time Junior Welterweight titlist and former undisputed Welterweight world champion, is ecstatic to fight in his hometown for the first time as a professional. “This is a great opportunity, because this is the first time that I will be fighting in Brooklyn as a professional. It’s a great feeling, and I think the last time I fought in Brooklyn, New York, was in the Golden Gloves.” (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Chris John to unleash Dragon Fist

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti

Current undefeated WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) will defend his title against Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore on Saturday 5th May, 2012. The IBO World Featherweight Title will also be on the line when Daud ‘Cino’ Jordan (28-2, 22 KOs) will face undefeated Filipino Lorenzo ‘Thunderbolt’ Villaneuva (24-0, 23 KOs). The promotional trail moved to Jakarta for a press conference in front of many fans and a huge number from members of the media.

Chris John, the “WBA Fighter of Decade” who will make the 16th defense of his title at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore said he has yet to learn much about his Japanese opponent, but he would never take his opponents lightly and would train hard for the upcoming bout against Kimura.

“I am targeting a KO or at least a TKO victory against Kimura, this is the Year of the Dragon. I’ve been practicing a special punch with my trainer Craig Christian that I call the Dragon Fist, which will surely knock him out,” John said. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Boxing News

Ramirez wants “real apology” from Juanma

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Referee Roberto Ramirez says the apologies of Juan Manuel López and Peter Rivera, Vice President of PR Best Boxing, through an email aren’t enough to repair the worldwide damage he suffered when Juanma lashed out at him when interviewed by Showtime, calling him and his son Roberto Ramirez Jr. gamblers. Ramirez says the apology has to be more forceful and personal — and take place on Showtime, social networks and YouTube.

“In the first fight his son stopped the fight and now he stopped it,” were the words of Lopez in the early hours of Sunday to Showtime. “And he and his son are two gamblers. They are betting with some people from the town where I live. They are two gamblers and the Commission knows. I told them that he was a gambler and it’s very irresponsible for the commission to put him as a referee knowing he has a gambling problem…I’m well aware of what I’m saying and I could have still continued.”

One day after the incident, Ramírez has analyzed the whole situation and says he currently doesn’t have an intention of suing López but is requiring that Juanma’s apology be global and be at the same scale, i.e. on Showtime, the social networks and appear on YouTube. (more…)



March 12th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Parison vs. Gonzalez

Ringside report by Felipe Leon
Photos by Paul Gallegos

Despite the high school gymnasium atmosphere felt in the hanger-like Wyland Center located at the Del Mar Fairground of De Mar, CA, the majority of the action inside the ring did not disappoint as Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions once again offered a satisfying night of local boxing with a five bout fight card. In the main event, hometown super middleweights James “Choco” Parison (15-1-1, 4KOs) and Lester “Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-6-4, 6KOs) put on an explosive display of skill, tenacity and all out heart as they battled to a draw over eight back and forth rounds of a early candidate for fight of the year in the San Diego/Tijuana region. (more…)



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Barnett, Harrison win in D.C.

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A sellout crowd saw a number of Washington, DC-area boxers score impressive victories at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The eight-bout card also saw one local boxer announce his retirement as well as a marriage proposal during the intermission. The main event saw DC lightweight Ty Barnett win an eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Damon Antoine of Akron, OH. Barnett who was fighting in front of his hometown fans for the first time since May of 2007 and for the first time since his May 2011 knockout loss to Andrey Klimov, showed very little ring rust as he hammered body shots and landed sharp punches against Antoine. However, Antoine, as he has proven many times over, is a survivor with a tough chin and he never went down despite being staggered a few times. Two judges scored the bout 80-71 and one judge called it 80-72 for Barnett who is now 19-2-1, 12 KO’s while Antoine is 9-35-2, four KO’s. (more…)



March 11th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma apologizes to referee

Former world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez has apologized to referee Roberto Ramirez after in postfight interviews he accused Ramirez of stopping his fight with Orlando Salido early due to gambling interests. In a written statement Juanma said:

“I want apologize to Roberto for the comments I made after the fight with Salido. Roberto is one of the best referees in the world and did a great job. I appreciate him protecting me because I was definitely hurt. Everyone knows how much I trained for this fight and all the sacrifices I made because I wanted to give a big victory to Puerto Rico. Perhaps in this frustration of failing in my country I said things that I don’t even remember now and want to take back, and again I’m grateful to Roberto for his work.”



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Harris-Barnes clash ends in technical draw

Sunday’s welterweight clash between former jr welterweight world champion Vivian Harris (29-7-2, 19 KOs) and David Barnes (25-2-2, 11 KOs) ended in a technical decision after a fifth round head clash left Barnes with a bad cut that left him unable to continue. The bout went to the referee’s scorecard which had it 48-48, thus a technical draw. The bout took place at the De Vere Whites Hotel in Bolton, England, and headlined a show presented by Coldwell Boxing.



March 11th, 2012

Boxing News

Gavronski, Diezel impress at Little Creek

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

Pro boxing returned to Shelton, Washington’s Little Creek Casino & Resort Saturday night, and two locals stole the show. The main event was a clash of unbeaten fighters for the Pacific NW super lightweight title belt with defending champion Virgil Green from nearby Vancouver, WA, suffering his first defeat against Oscar Andrade from Los Angeles. (more…)



March 11th, 2012

Announcement

Julio Gonzalez passes in motorcycle accident

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Former world light heavyweight champion Julio Gonzalez passed away at the age of 35 after a motorcycle accident on Saturday in Mexico. Word is he was hit by a hit-and-run drunk driver and it took more than an hour to get help to him. The former world champion was working at his father’s ranch near Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Julio (41-8, 25 KOs) shocked the world in October 2003 when he won the WBO light heavyweight world championship dethroning long-reigning ring legend Dariusz Michalczewski in Germany. His 2001 slugfest with Julian Letterlough is considered to be one of the greatest fights of the last decade.

“Julio always had a big smile and was always happy to see you,” remembered Fightnews.com photographer and longtime friend Big Joe Miranda. “He was known for his hard work in the gym. I once asked him why he was so hard on all his sparring partners. He responded ‘it’s my job.’ He didn’t want anyone to think they could beat him.” He leaves behind a wife and two children, as well as countless friends. Rest in peace champ.



March 11th, 2012

Boxing News

Konecny to fight for interim WBO belt

Photo: Team SES-Boxing

After the cancellation of his world title challenge against WBO super welterweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov due to an injury to Baysangurov, European champion Lukas Konecny (47-3, 22 KOs) and will now take on Frenchman Salim Larbi (17-1-1, 4 KOs) for an interim WBO world belt. Promoter Ulf Steinforth announced that Konecny-Larbi will take place on April 5 at the Vodova Arena in Konecny’s hometown of Brno, Czech Republic. “After a long and hard preparation I was very disappointed after the cancellation. For the second time it fell through just twelve days before the fight. It’s great that the fight will take place in Brno. Now I can make my dream of becoming world champion come true at home!”



March 11th, 2012

Announcement

EBU/WBC ring official Roger Tilleman passes

By Bob Logist/EBU President

I’ve received the sad and regrettable news of the death today of the beloved Roger Tilleman at the age of 68 who passed away after 10 days in intensive care in an artificial coma due to a sudden abdominal aortic aneurysm. Roger was a member of the Royal Belgian Boxing Federation and a well-known EBU and WBC ring official.

We send our condolences to his family and friends and recognize the loss of someone who was a great colleague to everybody and a man dedicated to boxing. Goodbye Roger, may you rest in peace.



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Russito Montes wins KO1

By Ahmed Santos

Undefeated Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México’s Mahonri “Russito” Montes looked spectacular by applying an electrifying first round KO to local Omar Aarón Domínguez, who due to his experience and craftiness was supposed to give some good work to his opponent, in the main event of a card staged at the Expo Forum of Hermosillo, Sonora, México. “Russito” (25-0-1, 20 KOs) simply showed his quality and level by starting to let his hands go in fast and accurate combinations, and quickly hurt and put down Domínguez (14-9-1, 8 KOs) with a hook to the liver, and right after he repeated the same blow even stronger to leave the beaten fighter on the canvas for about 5 minutes, marking this way the categorical end to the bout that was scheduled for 10 rounds at super lightweight. (more…)



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Orange, California

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a back and forth bout between unbeaten flyweights, Miguel Diaz won a hard-fought eight round unanimous decision over Austreberto Juarez before a sold-out crowd at the Doubletree Hotel in Orange, CA. Both fighters had their moments in the first half of the fight. Juarez was able to land with straight right hands to Diaz’s head. Diaz was able to land combination on the inside. Juarez had not fought in about 20 months, which might have contributed to him slowing down towards the end of the fifth round. Diaz would snap Juarez’s head back at times by landing counter right hands. Sensing he was down on the scorecards, Juarez rallied in the eighth round by landing right hands to the head of Diaz. Whether stunned or tired, Diaz started slowing down in the round, grabbing onto Juarez. As Juarez was looking for that one punch to drop or finish his opponent, Diaz was able to make it to the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 78-74, 78-74, and 77-75 in favor of Diaz. Diaz, from Allentown, PA, goes to 8-0, 3 KOs, while Juarez, from Ventura, CA, falls to 10-1, 2 KOs. For more details and photos click here…



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Full Report: Andy Lee KO’s Saul Duran

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

It was Emanuel Steward’s first promotion of record and it was an unqualified success. They didn’t pack Novi’s Suburban Collection Showplace, but a large enthusiastic crowd gave a collective shout-out that can all but assure southeast Michigan boxing fans that more is to follow. It might not have been planned that way, and sometimes good fortune is the better part of luck, but who can complain when it works? For more details and photos click here…



March 11th, 2012

Boxing Result

Salido stops Juanma again

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank

In one for the ages, WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (38-11-2, 26 KOs) fearlessly came back to Puerto Rico for his world title rematch against the previous beltholder Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-2, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan…and the end result was the same. A TKO, this time in the tenth round. After a feel-out first round, Salido upped the pressure in round two and outworked Juanma. Salido had a big round three as he bullied Lopez around the ring. Juanma seemed to find his rhythm in round four. Salido hurt Lopez in the five round, but Juanma then knocked Salido down as Salido went for the kill. The bell sounded as Salido regained his feet. Salido came back to rock Lopez with power shots in the sixth and seventh. Juanma decided to abandon his his plan to box tactically in the eighth and went toe-to-toe with the champion giving as good as he got. More toe-to-toe in the ninth as Juanma continued with the all-action style that has made him loved by boxing fans worldwide. The end came in round ten when Salido finally got to Juanma, flooring Lopez with an uppercut and the bout was waved off by referee Roberto Ramirez as Juanma reeled around the ring. Time was :32.

After the fight Juanma said he felt he was dominating the bout and alleged that the referee stopped the fight early due to a gambling problem. Salido stated he’s willing to fight Juanma a third time.

At the time of the stoppage, the judges had it 85-85 and 86-84, 86-84 for Lopez. (more…)



March 10th, 2012

Boxing Result

Medina victorious in Albany

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Ares Promotions put on FIGHT NIGHT 8 at the Empire Plaza Convention Center under “The Egg’ in Albany, New York. In Upstate, New York’s first pro show of 2012, new signee Jose “Stinger” Medina took on Michael Rayner in a middleweight eight rounder. Medina took a hard fought unanimous decision over eight rounds. (more…)



March 10th, 2012

Boxing News

Mares-Morel; Moreno-De La Mora; Tarver-Kayode, Soto-Matthysse bouts officially announced

The following bouts were officially announced on Saturday. All will be televised nationally in the United States.

April 21: Former bantamweight world champ Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) will make his super bantamweight debut against former flyweight kingpin Eric Morel (46-2, 23 KOs) and WBA bantamweight titlist Anselmo Moreno (31-2-1, 11 KOs) meets David De La Mora (24-1, 17 KOs).

May 26: IBO light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver (29-6, 26 KOs) will face top cruiserweight prospect Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs).

June 23: Former world champion Humberto Soto (54-7-1, 34 KOs) faces Lucas Matthysse (30-2, 28 KOs) in a junior welterweight bout on the undercard of Ortiz-Berto II.



March 10th, 2012




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