Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, ...

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Christopher Toney

Patrick Majewski 159 Christ Fitzpatrick 160
(vacant NABF middleweight title)
Lavarn Harvell 174 Mojeed Okedara 176
Osnel Charles 135 Rafael Luna 135
Esteban Rodriguez 138 Naim Nelson 137
Dan Biddele 204 Pedro Martinez 210
Jesse Hart 165 Steven Chadwick 165
Randy Easton 224 Mark Rideout 241
DeAndre Phillips 148 Anthony Prescott 144

Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc. in association with Global Boxing
Tickets: $50 & $75
First fight: 7:30pm
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Photos: Christopher Toney Patrick Majewski 159 Christ Fitzpatrick 160 (vacant NABF middleweight title) Lavarn Harvell 174 Mojeed Okedara 176 Osnel …


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Donaire, Mathebula make weight

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Nonito Donaire 121.4 vs. Jeffrey Mathebula 121.8
(WBO/IBF super bantamweight world title)
Kelly Pavlik 168.2 vs. Will Rosinsky 168.2
Andy Ruiz Jr 255.6 vs. Jonte Willis 215
Brad Solomon 147 vs. Hector Munoz 147.4

Venue: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO
More weights and photos…

Photos: Big Joe Miranda Nonito Donaire 121.4 vs. Jeffrey Mathebula 121.8 (WBO/IBF super bantamweight world title) Kelly Pavlik 168.2 vs. …



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Ruiz, Sampson make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hugo “Cuatito” Ruìz 117 vs Jean Sampson 118
(WBA interim bantamweight title)
Arely Mucino 111.32 vs Ana Fernandez 111
(WBA interim female flyweight title)
Abdiel Ramirez 134.64 vs Rene Gonzalez 133.32
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title)

Venue: Estadio Arturo C. Nahl
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
More photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Hugo “Cuatito” Ruìz 117 vs Jean Sampson 118 (WBA interim bantamweight title) Arely Mucino 111.32 vs …


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Gavronski vs Hand at Seven Feathers

By Sam DiTusa

Unbeaten middleweight Mike “Imagine” Gavronski (9-0-1, 8 KOs) returns to the ring in the August 4th Main event at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon. His opponent will be rugged Oregonian Kevin Hand (3-2-1, 3 KOs) and at stake will be the Northwest light heavyweight title. The size difference will be the x-factor as Gavronski will be moving up in weight just for this fight. (more…)

By Sam DiTusa Unbeaten middleweight Mike “Imagine” Gavronski (9-0-1, 8 KOs) returns to the ring in the August 4th Main …




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More on Caballero-Garcia

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Friday in Panama City, the WBA Championship Committee announced the decision on the title bout WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and mandatory challenger Miguel Garcia. After reviewing all the arguments and contracts, the WBA still sees opportunities to solve the problems and granted additional time to Sampson Boxing to promote the fight before September 7, 2012, under the following guidelines: Sampson has ten days to send new contracts, setting date and place, which must be approved by both fighters. The contracts must be returned to the WBA within the seven days following their respective signatures. If any of the boxers do not sign the contract, they will lose their recognition as (champion or mandatory challenger) in the WBA rankings. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Friday in Panama City, the WBA Championship Committee announced the decision on the title bout …


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Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Joseph Laryea 131 vs. Jose Gonzalez 134
Carlos Garcia 155 vs. Glen Tapia 154
Rafael Gonzalez 135 vs. Andres Navarro 134
Ramon Sanchez 150 vs. Kenneth Diaz 150
Fauris Capellan 131 vs. Jose Santiago 132
Joseph Santos 117 vs. Jonel Nieves 121
Jaime Gonzalez 123 vs. Emmanuel Rodriguez 118
Nathaniel Vazquez 150 vs. Pablo De Jesus 154
Promoter: PR Best Boxing/Top Rank
TV: Telefutura
Venue: Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Joseph Laryea 131 vs. Jose Gonzalez 134 Carlos Garcia 155 vs. Glen Tapia 154 Rafael Gonzalez …


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Do or die for Glen Johnson

43-year-old ex-champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) is working hard with trainer Orlando Cuellar, co-Trainer Hamlet McKenzie and strength and conditioning coach Steve Arintok at Thump Boxing Gym in Miami. The still-dangerous former world champion is putting the finishing touches on preparations to face Chicago’s “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago next Friday. “Training went well,” said Johnson. “I feel good. I’m going to come out and look good next Friday. I feel sharp right now. I’m feeling real relaxed and energetic. I’m excited about going out there and showing the things I can do and re-establishing myself.” (more…)

43-year-old ex-champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) is working hard with trainer Orlando Cuellar, co-Trainer Hamlet McKenzie and …


UFC

A Cuban odyssey on the road to UFC 148

This Saturday, July 7th, in Las Vegas, the main event of UFC 148 is a rematch with historical overtones between the middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, and the challenger, Chael Sonnen . . . Click here for more by Eduardo Martell, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

This Saturday, July 7th, in Las Vegas, the main event of UFC 148 is a rematch with historical overtones between …



Boxing News

Bahktin-Gasca Sept 7 for IBO world title

Long time highly world ranked super bantamweight contender Alexander Bakhtin (29-0, 11 KOs) of Russia will at last get a world title fight opportunity. Bahktin will take on Roli Gosca (19-2, 5 KOs) of the Philippines September 7th at a venue to be determined in Russia. The two will battle for the IBO super bantamweight world title in a 12 round bout fought at the 122 pound max weight limit. Bahktin highly world ranked for at least a few years buy mutliple sanctioning bodies has been deserving as any for his shot at a title. Gasca for his part has been successful on his ventures outside of the Philippines where he has a winning record on the road.

Long time highly world ranked super bantamweight contender Alexander Bakhtin (29-0, 11 KOs) of Russia will at last get a …


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Fury 245.5, Maddalone 232.5

Tyson Fury 245.5 vs. Vinny Maddalone 232.5
(WBO Intercontinental title)
Lee Haskin 117.25 vs. Stuart Hall 117.75
(European bantamweight title)
Chris Eubank Jr 162.6 vs. Terry Carruthers 162.7
Lenny Daws 137.75 vs. Dean Mills 141
Phill Fury 149.5 vs. Andrew Patterson 150.25

Venue: Hand Arena. Clevdon, England
Promoter: Hennessy Sports
TV: WealthTV

Tyson Fury 245.5 vs. Vinny Maddalone 232.5 (WBO Intercontinental title) Lee Haskin 117.25 vs. Stuart Hall 117.75 (European bantamweight title) …


Boxing News

Argentinians invade Mexico on July 13

Two contenders from Argentina will be in action July 13th when Boxeo Telemundo returns to the Auditorio Plaza Condesa In Mexico City. Super middleweight Pablo “Pokemon” Farias 20-2, 12 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina battles Alvaro “Pantera” Enriquez (11-10-2, 3 KOs) of Tlaxcala, Mexico in a bout scheduled for eight Rounds and welter Rodolfo “Epi” Martinez (40-5-2, 15 KOs) also of Buenos Aires, will face Ulises “El Cerillo” Jimenez (19-15-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico City in a bout scheduled for six rounds.

“It’s a good way to start heating up the rivalry between Mexico and Argentina heading up the much anticipated showdown September 15, Chavez Jr. Vs. Martinez,” said promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. (more…)

Two contenders from Argentina will be in action July 13th when Boxeo Telemundo returns to the Auditorio Plaza Condesa In …


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Brook, Jones make weight

Photos: Mark Robinson

Kell Brook and Carson Jones clashed on the scales at the official weigh in for their IBF World welterweight title eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield tomorrow night. Sparks flew again when they went head-to-head after they both made the weight, with Brook reiterating his KO promise in front of his home fans.

“Every time we meet I dislike him more and I can’t wait to knock him out tomorrow,” said Brook. “He thinks he’s going to do the same to me so it promises to be an explosive night – and it will end with another win for me.” Jones took to the scales first and weighed in at 146.5 with the hometown star weighing 146.7. “I feel great and I know I’ve got under his skin so let’s see what he’s got tomorrow,” said Jones. “I’m ranked higher than him for a reason and everyone will see that in the ring.”

Other weights:
Kerry Hope 159.4 vs. Greg Proksa 159.4
(European middleweight title)
Gavin Rees 134.75 vs. Derry Mathews 135
(European and British lightweight title}

Photos: Mark Robinson Kell Brook and Carson Jones clashed on the scales at the official weigh in for their IBF …



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Klitschko 249.1, Thompson 244.7

WBA/WBO Superchampion, IBO/IBF World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) and his challenger Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) stepped on the scale today. Klitschko weighed 249.1 and Thompson weighed 244.7. They will face off at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland, tomorrow at 5PM ET/2PM PT.

Undercard weights:
Nuri Seferi 199.1 vs. Giulian Ilie 194.4
Istvan Szili 159.2 vs. Daniel Urbanski 158.3
Tony Harrison 154.3 vs. Flavio Turelli 154.3
Aniya Seki 121.3 vs. Eva Marcu 121.3
Ergun Mersin 284 vs. Ivo Andelic 261

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WBA/WBO Superchampion, IBO/IBF World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs) and his challenger Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) stepped …


UFC

Watch UFC 148 weigh-in today!

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 live Friday, July 6 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. More

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Today’s UFC 148 weigh-in is open to the public in Las Vegas. Today’s events are as follows:


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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 live Friday, July 6 at 7 pm ET/4 pm …


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Griffin content with being the co-main guy

Never one to worry about what other people think of him, Forrest Griffin isn’t too bothered about the possibility that he could be seen by some fans as the bad guy or the man in the black hat should he hand Tito Ortiz a loss in the soon-to-be UFC Hall of Famer’s final fight this Saturday night in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Never one to worry about what other people think of him, Forrest Griffin isn’t too bothered about the possibility that …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Sampson Boxing

Javier Fortuna 129 vs. Cristobal Cruz 128
Magomed Abdusalamov 229 vs. Maurice Byarm 239
(USNBC Silver Heavyweight Championship)
Rocco Santomauro 124.5 vs. Dewayne Wisdom 125
William Williams 181 vs. Manuel Otero 184
Ronald Gavril 167 vs. Kenneth T Schmitz 169.5
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: ESPN2

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Photos: Sampson Boxing Javier Fortuna 129 vs. Cristobal Cruz 128 Magomed Abdusalamov 229 vs. Maurice Byarm 239 (USNBC Silver Heavyweight …



Boxing News

WBA titles on the line in La Paz

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Things went smoothly at Thursday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s boxing card billed as “La Paz on Fire” at the Estadio Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz, Baja California Sur. The main event will be the defense of WBA interim bantamweight world champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz against challenger Jean Sampson. Also in action is WBA female flyweight titleholder Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño defending against Ana “Polla” Fernandez. Also in action is lightweight prospect Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez fighting for the vacant WBA Fedelatin title against René “Chirizo” Gonzalez. The event presented by Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Things went smoothly at Thursday’s press conference in advance of Saturday’s boxing card billed as “La …


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Boxing Buzz

Multiple sources are reporting that WBO middleweight titleholder Dmitry Pirog has pulled out of his August 25 unification fight with Gennady Golovkin. Pirog is claiming a back injury.
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Next up for heavyweight Shane Cameron could be a rematch with David Tua. “I never did retire,” the 39-year-old Tua told 3News in New Zealand. “I believe without being stupid that I still have three or four years left.”
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Unbeaten featherweight Mikey Garcia will remain as mandatory challenger for WBA champion Celestino Caballero. Garcia was initially removed from the top of the new WBA ratings but that was called “an inadvertent error.” The WBA held a purse bid for the fight the camps never agreed to the fight. Garcia is also in the running for a fight with WBO champion Orlando Salido.

Multiple sources are reporting that WBO middleweight titleholder Dmitry Pirog has pulled out of his August 25 unification fight with …


Boxing News

Chavez-Paez Jr. II moved to Tijuana

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The July 21 welterweight rematch between Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs) and Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (31-4-1, 19 KOs) has been to the Municipal Auditorium in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. Originally the fight was to be held in Monterrey, but Zanfer Promotions decided that the fight was a better fit in Tijuana. “This is a natural rematch,” said promoter Fernando Beltran. “Both fighters want it, it’s demanded by the public and television, and it’s best in Tijuana where both names are very loved and respected and I think we’ll have a full house at the Auditorium.” In the co-feature, WBA interim super featherweight titleholder Bryan “Tiquito” Vazquez (28-0, 14 KOs) will defend against perennial contender Jorge Lacierva (41-8, 27 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero The July 21 welterweight rematch between Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs) and Jorge “Maromerito” Paez …


Boxing News

Guzman primed and ready for Seminole Hard Rock debut

Photo: Acquinity Sports

Undefeated Dominican light welterweight Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) returns to action Saturday, July 21st in the main event of Acquinity Sport’s ten-bout card from The Seminole Hard Rock Live. Tentatively scheduled to face Mexican veteran Jorge “El Tigre” Pimentel (25-15, 19 KOs), the 36 year old confirms his right hand is 100% better after breaking it en route to an 8th-round KO victory over Jesus Pabon in March.

Guzman credits his new team with keeping him on pace to make waves and weight in the crowded 140lb division, including Acquinity owner Gary Jonas, trainer Herman Caicedo, manager Jose Nuñez and promoter Henry Rivalta. Caicedo’s infamous training regimen leaves Guzman in tremendous shape with two weeks of camp still remaining and will likely remove murmurs about “Little Tyson’s” past weight issues.

An Acquinity Sports spokesman stated a full fight card announcement is forthcoming.

Photo: Acquinity Sports Undefeated Dominican light welterweight Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (32-0-1, 19 KOs) returns to action Saturday, July 21st …


Boxing News

Periban-Parison collide July 14

On Saturday, July 14, Golden Boy Promotions will team up with Southcoast Promotions to present a card at the Humble Civic Arena in Humble, Texas which will be televised on TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo.” The 10-round super middleweight main event will see unbeaten Mexican rising star Marco Antonio Periban (17-0, 11 KOs) risk his perfect professional record against San Diego’s James Parison (15-1, 4 KOs). A full slate of undercard bouts will be announced shortly.

On Saturday, July 14, Golden Boy Promotions will team up with Southcoast Promotions to present a card at the Humble …


Boxing News

Zaveck added to Stieglitz-Abraham card

Photos: Eroll Popova

The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in Ptuj, Slovenia. Stieglitz is scheduled to defend his WBO super middleweight belt against Arthur Abraham on August 25 at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. It was announced today that Stieglitz stablemate, former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt on the undercard. “It’s important that Jan Zaveck climbs to the top fast in the world ranking to get his deserved chance to win a major title fight,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth at a press conference at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj. “So we put his next title defense on the event at the O2 World on August 25.”

Jan Zaveck: “I’m dying to become world champion again and need this successful next step to challenge the current world champions. After my unfortunate defeat against Andre Berto, I’m really hot to show everyone again that I am one of the world’s best welterweights!” (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in …


Boxing News

Photo of the day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum meet with Carson, Ca. mayor Jim Dear and city councilman Elito Santarina Thursday at City Hall in Carson, Ca.. Donaire prepares for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Hall of Fame Top …


Boxing News

More on Bute-Froch II

InterBox and Lucian Bute met with media representatives at the Cage aux Sports restaurant in the Montreal Bell Centre this afternoon. Team InterBox revisited Lucian’s last bout on May 26th and revealed the future plans for Lucian and Carl Froch.

Lucian Bute: That was not the real Lucian Bute in that Nottingham ring last May le 26th. I spent the last few weeks reflecting about what went wrong, what happened, and the only thing that is crystal clear in my mind is that I want my rematch with Carl Froch as soon as possible. I am convinced the loss was due to critical errors on my part and that I will beat him. I did not use my primary weapons of speed and my jab at all during the fight. I fought Carl Froch’s fight instead of dictating the pace and forcing him to fight my fight. It was a bad night for me in Nottingham. A nightmare, really. I lost my IBF belt, my perfect record and I suffered a hard loss. I cannot wait to step back into the ring. I am already back at the gym training. I feel fresh, in good spirits, my health is very good and my goal and motivation is to prove to myself and to everyone that last May 26th was just a bad day at the office. I do not want to take anything away from Carl Froch`s accomplishment. He was the better man that night. He was hungrier and more motivated and he won. But now I have to look ahead. My promoter Jean Bedard, my coach Stephan Larouche and I have had numerous serious discussions and we have established a plan that I am very comfortable with. In the next two fights I will erase the bad memory of May 26th from my mind and from the minds of my fans. (more…)

InterBox and Lucian Bute met with media representatives at the Cage aux Sports restaurant in the Montreal Bell Centre this …


UFC

Welcome back, Patrick Cote

Patrick Cote’s absence from the UFC after a 2010 loss to Tom Lawlor may only show a little over 20 months, but for the Quebec native, it felt so much longer, especially when you realize that the former Ultimate Fighter finalist was at practically every show doing French language commentary. That was tough . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Patrick Cote’s absence from the UFC after a 2010 loss to Tom Lawlor may only show a little over 20 …


Boxing News

Froch to defend IBF belt in the UK

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title in the UK this winter after both his and Lucian Bute’s teams decided to delay the rematch which is now pencilled for March 2013 in Montreal. The Cobra ripped the IBF belt from Bute with a stunning fifth round stoppage in Nottingham in May, and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the three-time World champion will now defend his title in the UK in November.

“Froch vs. Bute has already gone down as one of the greatest nights in British boxing history,” said Hearn. “It generated record television audiences and a sold-out arena where fans were treated to what many respected pundits and fighters have described as one of the best atmospheres ever felt in a British fight. Of course, like any fighter Lucian is keen to avenge this defeat and as per our agreement has the opportunity to try to make that happen. Both myself and Lucian’s promoter Jean Bedard feel that it is the best interests of both fighters and any future rematch that both fighters will take an interim fight later this year. Froch vs. Bute II in Montreal is a massive event and I’m sure that impressive victories for both men later this year will add further fuel to the fire. We will be looking to announce an opponent for Carl in the next few weeks for another big fight in the UK.”

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title in the UK this winter after both …


Boxing News

Godoy-Heiland WBC title eliminator July 7

In a battle between Argentine countrymen, unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (25-0, 13 KOs) will face former world title challenger and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-2-2, 9 KOs). The twelve-rounder will be a WBC middleweight title final eliminator and will take place this Saturday at the Estadio Ruca-Che, Neuquen, provincia de Neuquen, Republica Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero/O.R. Promotions will promote the event that will be televised live on Argentina Sports Giant television Station TyC Sports.

In a battle between Argentine countrymen, unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (25-0, 13 KOs) will face …


Boxing News

WBC calls Lara-Martyrosian eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that the WBC has ordered free negotiations to commence for a final elimination bout between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martyrosian to determine the mandatory challenger for current WBC super welterweight champion Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. If there is no agreemnet between the parties, a purse bid will be held on July 27 at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City. “Both boxers have claimed in the media and in public their desire for a world title shot. Now the WBC has made an official decision. Now we’re waiting for the promoters to do the fight. It`s a great fight and we think it’s not a problem to do this fight,” said Sulaiman.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that the WBC has ordered free negotiations to commence …


UFC

Watch Griffin-Ortiz presser today

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz and Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live Thursday, July 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More

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Today’s UFC 148 presser with Griffin and Ortiz is open to the public in Las Vegas. Today’s events are as follows:


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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz and Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live …


Boxing News

Camacho Jr returning July 28th

After scoring a 1st round knockout over late substitute John David Charles during a June 23rd “keep-busy” fight, Hector Camacho Jr. (54-4-1, 29 KOs) is back in the gym preparing for a July 28th showdown with tough Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (12-1-1, 9 KOs) at the Palomar in Chihuahua, Mexico. With a win over Grajeda, Camacho Jr. is slated to fight jr middleweight contender David “Strictly Business” Medina (23-2-11 KOs) on September 22nd.

After scoring a 1st round knockout over late substitute John David Charles during a June 23rd “keep-busy” fight, Hector Camacho …


UFC

Tito Ortiz: A Hall of Famer’s Farewell

Unlike some other celebrated pro athletes, whose last year of competition is celebrated by pre-game ceremonies and sentimental gift giving, Tito Ortiz’ last fight week will see him get an induction into the UFC Hall of Fame before having Forrest Griffin trying to punch him in the face for 15 minutes this Saturday night . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Unlike some other celebrated pro athletes, whose last year of competition is celebrated by pre-game ceremonies and sentimental gift giving, …


Boxing News

Sergio Thompson eyes title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to information obtained by Fightnews.com, WBC silver super featherweight champion Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson could challenge WBC world champ Takahiro Aoh on December 1 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico during the WBC’s 50th Convention. Thompson also could fight September 15 in Las Vegas on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.

By Gabriel F. Cordero According to information obtained by Fightnews.com, WBC silver super featherweight champion Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson could challenge …


Boxing Result

Cameron KOs Barrett

Heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Monte “2 Gunz” Barrett (35-10-2, 20 KOs) on Thursday night at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. A crushing right hand laid out the 41-year-old Barrett. Time was :18. With the win, Cameron regained the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles in the bout.

Heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Monte “2 Gunz” Barrett (35-10-2, …


Boxing News

Donaire on “ESPN Nacion”

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire makes a guest appearance on “ESPN Nacion” with hosts Bernardo Osuna and Adriana Monsalve in Los Angeles for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire makes a guest appearance on …


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Vitali injured in Ukraine riot

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed in the eyes with tear gas and suffered a gash to his arm during a violent clash with police in Kiev, Ukraine today. According to the Daily Mail, Vitali was among a large crowd protesting the government’s decision to make Russian an official language in the country. Riot police moved in Vitali was caught in the middle with the situation turned violent.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed in the eyes with tear gas and suffered a gash to his arm …










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