Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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First ever fight card at NYC casino

September 22nd will be an historic night of boxing as the first ever professional boxing event to be staged in a casino inside New York City limits takes place at the Resorts World Casino New York City in South Ozone Park, a neighborhood in the southwestern section of Queens. The Promoters for the event are New Legend Boxing (Felipe Gomez & Kevin O’Sullivan); Old World Boxing (Jim Foley) & W.O.N Promotions (Wilson O. Naranjo). All bouts will be announced shortly.

September 22nd will be an historic night of boxing as the first ever professional boxing event to be staged in …


Boxing News

Special Thursday Night FNF Edition

Though it was recent reported that ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights Season Finale would be August 17th, there will actually be a September 13th telecast. The date falls on a Thursday and the show will be a special season ending edition. The event will be promoted by Top Rank at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada with fight card details to be announced soon.

Though it was recent reported that ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights Season Finale would be August 17th, there will actually …



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Report/gallery: Paez Jr. vs. Chavez II

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

It looked like a classic Mexican showdown from a spaghetti western film as both stood in their respective corners with their supporters behind them. Most expected to see a  tumbleweed to bounce across the middle of the ring. At the end, however, this sequel had a similar ending as Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. (32-4-1, 19KOs) earned yet another ten round unanimous decision over Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-2-1, 21KOs), this time for the vacant WBC International Silver light middleweight title. The rematch of their first bout held last December topped off a thirteen-bout fight card held at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium witnessed by a sold out crowd and broadcast live in Mexico by TV Azteca. (more…)

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon It looked like a classic Mexican showdown from a spaghetti western film as …


Boxing News

Zuhdi-Jurado collide on September 20th

Lightweight Noah Zuhdi (15-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting German Jurado (12-2, 4 KOs) on September 20th for the vacant WBU world title at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City. According to organizers, this will be the first world title fight in Oklahoma City for over forty years. Vice Chairman of the WBU, Joe Louis Barrow II, the son of the legendary Joe Louis, The Brown Bomber, will be in attendance to award the world championship belt. Also on the card will be highly regarded catBOX fighter super middleweight Bo Gibbs (6-0, 3 KOs), featherweight Vicente Hernandez (3-1), featherweight Octavio Garay, heavyweight Darren DeLaune and heavyweight Ron “The Iceman” Aubrey (11-3, 11 KOs).

Lightweight Noah Zuhdi (15-1, 12 KOs) will be fighting German Jurado (12-2, 4 KOs) on September 20th for the vacant …




Boxing News

Selcuk Aydin makes 7 day check weight

WBC Silver welterweight champion will certainly not “pull a Broner” at his championship clash with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in San Jose next week (Saturday, July 28th live on Showtime Championship Boxing). At the mandatory WBC 7-day weight check Aydin brought 149 lbs. to the scale – which actually means that he was closer to the official limit one week ahead of his fight than Adrian Broner was at his official weigh-in for Escobero. The WBC officially allows up to 154 lbs. seven days before welterweight title fights. “The good thing about signing contracts in boxing is you know when you will fight and at which weight you will compete. So it’s actually quite easy to be in the limit in time when you know what you’re doing”, said head coach Conny Mittermeier. “As I said before we’ve had a great training camp and Selcuk is in tremendous shape. You have to feel sorry for Robert Guerrero who will be steamrolled by a fighting machine.”

“I can’t wait for the fight to finally begin”, added Aydin. “Hey Robert, look at me – and stop looking past me. This is the guy who will break your jaw. I know that you haven’t been in the ring for more than a year now. So you know how it feels to take a long break. You will have to take another year off when I’m done with you!”

WBC Silver welterweight champion will certainly not “pull a Broner” at his championship clash with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in …


Boxing News

Salinas in action on Monday

By Robert Coster
Photo: Dream Team Promotions

WBA #5, WBA #6 ranked jr featherweight Yoandris Salinas (17-0-1, 11 KOs), is back in action on Monday facing Dominican Geysi Lorenzo (11-2, 2 KOs) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 25-year-old Salinas, a former Cuban amateur star guided by Miami-based Dream Team Promotions, will headline a 14 bout card, defending his WBA Fedebol crown.

Also, unbeaten WBA #10 jr middleweight Jean Carlos Prada (26-0-1, 18 KOs) of Venezuela, will cross gloves with hard-punching Dominican veteran Luis Ernesto Jose (31-9-2, 26 KOs) over 10 rounds. Three more former Cuban amateur stars brought over from Miami, namely jr middleweight Innocente Fiz (13-0, 7 KOs), Yasmany Consuegra (7-0,5 KOs) and Pedro Rodriguez (10-1,8 KOs), both heavyweights. will face local opposition. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photo: Dream Team Promotions WBA #5, WBA #6 ranked jr featherweight Yoandris Salinas (17-0-1, 11 KOs), is …


UFC

UFC 149 post-fight rundown

Six fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 149 post-fight press conference: Renan Barao, Tim Boetsch, Bryan Caraway, Ryan Jimmo, Matt Riddle, and Urijah Faber.

Riddle won Submission of the Night for his win over Chris Clements. After engaging in an exciting brawl for much of the fight, Riddle used a missed spinning backfist from Clements to secure an arm triangle that forced the tapout.

Jimmo took home Knockout of the Night for his lightning-quick finish of Anthony Perosh. After touching gloves at the beginning of the first round, Jimmo connected with a right hand that immediately put Perosh to sleep. After clocking a mere seven seconds in his Octagon debut, Jimmo earned one of the quickest knockouts in UFC® history.

Fight of the Night went to Caraway and Mitch Gagnon. The two bantamweights engaged in a back-and-forth war which saw Caraway emerge victorious via rear naked choke.

Each bonused fighter received $65,000 for their efforts.

Watch highlights of the post-fight presser with Barao, Faber and Riddle

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Six fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 149 post-fight press conference: Renan Barao, Tim Boetsch, Bryan Caraway, …


Boxing News

Clark Cruises in Columbus

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (43-7) defeated formerly unbeaten Jake Giuriceo (16-1) by majority decision Saturday night at Promo West Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio.   After dropping Giuriceo with an overhand right in the first round, Clark used his superior speed and effective counter punching to control the action enroute to claiming the vacant Ohio State junior welterweight title.
       
In the co feature, local heavyweight John L. Smith (12-0) remained undefeated with a six round unanimous decision over Keith Barr (8-2).  Smith is trained by former heavyweight champ, James “Buster” Douglas.  The show was promoted by Troy Speakman.

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (43-7) defeated formerly unbeaten Jake Giuriceo (16-1) by majority decision Saturday …



Boxing News

Santiago arrives in Perth, Australia

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Grant Lauterbach

Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago (31-5, 27 KOs) has arrived in Perth Australia ahead of his clash with Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (31-5-1, 19 KOs) at Challenge Stadium on Wednesday July 25. Santiago and his team went through a ten hour delay after his flight to Brisbane was diverted to Tahiti, and then New Zealand because of a medical emergency resulting in a missed connection to Perth. But the Bronx Bomber said the near 40 hour plane trip from Florida won’t affect him at and plans on making his fight against the Green Machine as short as possible at Challenge Stadium on Wednesday. Santiago said he had not seen too much of Green and leaves all that up to his trainer Luis Camacho who turns 75 the day after the fight next week and looks in great shape.

“We know how Green fights and we know he’s tough, he’s a good puncher, he’s a very good fighter, he is a real tough son of a gun,” Camacho said
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By Brett Bonetti Photos: Grant Lauterbach Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago (31-5, 27 KOs) has arrived in Perth Australia ahead …


Boxing Result

Mosquera wins WBA Fedelatin in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a classic battle of youth vs. experience, unbeaten super lightweight prospect Alberto Mosquera (18-0-2, 13 KOs) won a unanimous eleven round unanimous decision over 37-year-old former world title challenger Miguel Callist (27-8-1, 18 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Fedelatin title on Saturday night at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City. The bout was scored Octavio Rodriguez 106-103, Ricardo Duncan 106-104.5 and Alex Marin 107.5-103. The event was presented by Promociones y Eventos del Istmo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a classic battle of youth vs. experience, unbeaten super lightweight prospect Alberto Mosquera (18-0-2, 13 …


Boxing Result

Lozada demolishes Urias

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It was a night of knockouts on Saturday night at the Auditorio Ernesto Rufo in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico. In the main event, jr welterweight Antonio “Kañas” Lozada (27-1, 23 KOs) scored a first round KO over veteran Carlos Urias (45-23-1, 34 KOs).

In other featured bouts, welterweight Jhonny Navarrete (25-6-1, 12 KOs) stopped Joel Juarez (34-21-2, 29 KOs) in round four, and minimumweight Juan Hernandez (20-2, 14 KOs) finished three-time world title challenger Lorenzo Trejo (30-25-1, 17 KOs) in round three. The promoter was Promociones de Pueblo.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero It was a night of knockouts on Saturday night at the Auditorio Ernesto Rufo in Rosarito, …


UFC

Barao decisions Faber at UFC 149

Renan Barao claimed the UFC interim bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber tonight in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Barao punished Faber through five rounds with kicks to the left leg while Faber attempted takedowns that were repeatedly stuffed. The judges scored it 49-46, 50-45, 49-46 for Barao, 29-1, who retains a win streak dating back to 2005 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Renan Barao claimed the UFC interim bantamweight title with a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber tonight in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. …



Boxing Result

Ruiz stops Delgado for WBF belt

By Jose E. Santiago

On Saturday night at the beautiful Buckhead Theater in Atlanta GA, super welterweight Mike Ruiz (17-7, 9 KOs) won by TKO in the ninth round against local boxer and promoter Paul “The Truth” Delgado (26-11-1, 4 KOs) in a clash for the WBF Intercontinental title. After a back and forth battle in the early rounds of a scheduled ten, it was the faster and stronger Ruiz that landed the harder shots as the fight went toward the last few rounds. In the eigth Ruiz landed a solid right that stunned Delgado and dropped him center ring. Ruiz went on to drop him two more times before referee Jim Korb stopped it in the ninth. Full report coming tomorrow.

By Jose E. Santiago On Saturday night at the beautiful Buckhead Theater in Atlanta GA, super welterweight Mike Ruiz (17-7, …


Boxing Result

Ayala halts Mackey in nine

Middleweight Elvin Ayala (26-5-1, 12 KOs) let his hands fly Saturday night and earned a convincing knockout win over John Mackey (13-8-3), stopping his opponent with a series of unanswered flurries 53 seconds into the ninth round of their scheduled 10-round main event at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Ayala initiated the action from the opening bell, delivering on his promise to unleash his “inner animal,” and finally earned the stoppage once Mackey failed to fight back. (more…)

Middleweight Elvin Ayala (26-5-1, 12 KOs) let his hands fly Saturday night and earned a convincing knockout win over John …


Boxing Result

Mendez tops Honorio in IBF eliminator

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Dominican IBF #2-ranked super-featherweight Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) overcame a foul-filled assault from IBF #7-ranked Mexican contender Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-8-1, 16 KOs) to earn the right to face champion Juan Carlos Salgado once more. Countering the charging Mexican with sharp uppercuts, hooks and straight rights, Mendez picked his shots in similar fashion to his 2010 bout with Honorio, which Mendez won by majority decison. Tonight (helped in part by two point-deductions against Honorio for hitting behind the head), the decision was unanimous. (more…)

By Phil Doherty at ringside Dominican IBF #2-ranked super-featherweight Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (20-2, 10 KOs) overcame a foul-filled assault …


Boxing Result

Chaves wins WBA interim title

Welterweight Diego Chaves (21-0, 17 KOs) of Argentina stopped reigning WBA interim welterweight titlist Ismael El Massoudi (36-4, 14 KOs) of France in round two to win the title. Chaves dropped El Massoudi twice in round two. The second knockdown sent El Massoudi crashing hard to the canvas with no count being issued and the referee waving the bout off immediately.

Welterweight Diego Chaves (21-0, 17 KOs) of Argentina stopped reigning WBA interim welterweight titlist Ismael El Massoudi (36-4, 14 KOs) …



Boxing Result

Cano is new WBA interim 140lb titleholder

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) won the WBA interim super lightweight title on Saturday night by dethroning reigning titleholder Johan Perez (15-1-1, 12 KOs) via seventh round technical decision at the Oasis Hotel in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Until the sudden end the fight was very exciting and both fighters were cut and busted up. A headbutt by Perez caused Cano to bleed profusely and prompted referee Luis Pabon to stopped the fight and sent it to the scorecards. Scores were 68-65, 68-65 for Cano and 67-67.

Lightweight Jorge Romero (23-5, 20 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over former world champion Rudy Lopez (25-6-2, 16 KOs). Lopez was down in rounds three and four.

In an upset, Denver jr welterweight Manuel Perez (18-7-1, 4 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Jose Cotto (33-4-1, 24 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94 for Perez, 96-95 for Cotto.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Pablo Cesar Cano (25-1-1, 19 KOs) won the WBA interim super lightweight title on Saturday night …


Boxing Result

Vasquez retains WBA title; Paez beats Chavez again

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

WBA interim super featherweight Bryan Vasquez (28-0, 14 KOs) defended his belt with an ninth round TKO over veteran Jorge Lacierva (41-8-6, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Muncipal in Tijuana, Mexico. In round nine, Vasquez landed a shot to the liver that sent Lacierva to the canvas for the count of 8. He beat the count, but more hard Vasquez punches decked him again and female referee Romina Arroyo halted the fight.

In a thrilling rematch of between the sons of Mexican legends, Jorge Paez Jr. (32-4-1, 19 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Omar Chavez (28-2-1, 21 KOs). All the three judges scoed it 96-94 for Paez Jr. Both Jorge Paez and Julio Cesar Chavez were present in the corners of their sons.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer WBA interim super featherweight Bryan Vasquez (28-0, 14 KOs) defended his …


Boxing Result

Broner stops Escobedo in fifth round

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster

Former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (24-0, 20 KOs) remains unsolved as he methodically picked apart Vincente Escobedo (26-4, 15 KOs) in a dominating performance, finishing off his opponent in the fifth round via TKO on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner remained completely composed as controversy swirled around this bout, with Broner losing his WBO junior lightweight title on the scale Friday by coming in 3.5 pounds overweight. Broner also failed an agreed upon weight Saturday morning, but the bout continued as he paid Escobedo an undisclosed sum. Broner was able to land with both hands, not worrying too much about the punches from the smaller Escobedo and in the final round, he let go from all angles and Escobedo was unable to defend himself. Midway through the round, he landed a right hand that hurt Escobedo and then as he felt the energy pulsing through the crowd, he windmilled the right hand, and then followed Escobedo along the ropes, pounding away to his body. Escobedo’s corner frantically waved a towel for 10 seconds, trying to get the attention of the referee, and mercifully, he turned their way, stopping the contest. Time was 2:42. (more…)

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside Photos: Scott Foster Former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner …


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Broner-Escobedo is on

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside

Adrien Broner weighed in at 143.5 at the Saturday morning weigh-in, rather than the agreed to 140, the Vicente Escobedo Team threatening to pull out. However, we understand the fight is a go after a “confidential agreement” was reached.

Update 3: The Fightnews.com coverage team is at ringside. No fans have been let in the arena yet but it looks like we have a fight card.

Update 2: Just talked to 3 WBO offcials outside the Hilton and they said that they have no idea if the fight is going to go on or not — Brian Grammer

Update 1: Rolando Arellano, manager of Escobedo told Fightnews.com, “No comment. There’s great controversy in the air” — Flattop

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside Adrien Broner weighed in at 143.5 at the Saturday morning weigh-in, rather …


Boxing Result

Huerta destroys Arcos

By Rocco Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In the main event of the evening from the Ontario Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA, Charles “Pride Of Paramount” Huerta (17-3, 9 KOs) got back on the winning track stopping veteran Eduardo Arcos (18-8-1, 5 KOs). Huerta, making his debut with Thompson Boxing and coming off a 15 month layoff, boxed effectively behind a stiff jab as he patiently walked down the awkward Arcos. Arcos, entered the fight the loser of his last five fights and after starting his career with a 15-0 record, he’s been unable to compete once stepping up in competition. Both fighters exchanged seemingly deliberate low blows in the fourth round and were each warned by referee, Raul Caiz Jr.. This proved good for the audience as Arcos then did his best to make a fight of it. Action really heated in the fifth round as Arcos went on the attack but his wide punches were mostly unable to penetrate the defense of Huerta. Huerta was able to seize control of the round to bloody and stagger Arcos to end the round. Arcos’ corner, after seeing the condition of Arcos between the fifth and sixth round, stopped the fight making Huerta the winner by TKO at 3:00 of fifth round. (more…)

By Rocco Morales Photos: Big Joe Miranda In the main event of the evening from the Ontario Doubletree Hotel in …


Boxing News

Price pulls out of fight with Wilder

Kelvin “Price Is Right” Price (13-0, 6 KOs) has pulled out of his scheduled August 4th date with Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (23-0, 23 KOs) citing a rib injury suffered in sparring. The clash between the two undefeated 6’7 prospects had generated great interest along the Gulf Coast, as Wilder is from Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Price hails from Pensacola, Florida. Wilder will keep the nationally televised Fox Sports Net date live from the Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama and Golden Boy Promotions hopes to announce a replacement opponent within 24 hours.

Kelvin “Price Is Right” Price (13-0, 6 KOs) has pulled out of his scheduled August 4th date with Deontay “Bronze …


Boxing News

Pathompothong stops Arienza

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a nationally televised promotion, Thai light welterweight prosect, Patomsuk Pathompothong (19-1-1, 12 KOs) was impressive in stopping previously unbeaten Filipino, Jeffrey Arienza (8-1-1, 4 KOs) at the conclusion of round seven of a scheduled twelve round bout at the Baan Khao Hom School, Pong Nam Ron, Chantaburi, Thailand on Friday. Pathompothong was the aggressor from the opening bell and controlled the action in the early rounds. In round six Arienza stepped up a gear and outworked Pathompothong to win the round. The hard punching Thai dug deep in round seven and punished the Filipino, connecting with hard head and body shots throughout the round, that visibly hurt the import. During the interval the corner of Arienza retired there boxer who was in no condition to continue. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said. “Patomsuk showed he is improving to stop Jeffrey Arienza, who came to Thailand with no losses on his record. Patomsuk is ready to fight the best light welterweight boxers in the world.”

In the co-feature, scheduled eight round bout, classy featherweight Vacharakrit Senahan (24-4-1, 12 KOs) stopped Filipino Randy “Gorilla” Megrino (12-11-2, 7 KOs) in round three when the referee crowned the Thai at 2:05. Megrino had been in action against several world class opponents and holds a 2011 win over Japanese Ryuta Miyagi. Beijing 2008 Olympian Amnat Ruenroeng (3-0, 1 KO) outscored experienced Filipino, Lowie Bantigue (21-20-7, 12 KOs) over six, of a super flyweight bout. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang.

Televised throughout Thailand on Channel Seven television network

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang In a nationally televised promotion, Thai light welterweight prosect, Patomsuk …


Boxing News

Ayala ready to unleash

He’s shown glimpses from time to time, but reigning WBC USNBC middleweight beltholder Elvin Ayala has yet to unleash the inner beast that earned him the nickname, “The Lycan.”

“I’m looking forward to being an animal,” Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs) said. “I know I have it in me.” Ayala hopes to let it all out tonight against late sub John Mackey (13-7-3, 6 KOs) in the 10-round main event of “The Fire Within,” a fitting title for Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ latest live professional boxing event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. (more…)

He’s shown glimpses from time to time, but reigning WBC USNBC middleweight beltholder Elvin Ayala has yet to unleash the …


UFC

Preview: Faber vs. Barao

By Anthony Springer Jr.

When life gives you lemons, as the cliché goes, you make lemonade. In the case of the UFC, when training takes down one of your headliners, make a new main event.

And so it is with this weekend’s UFC 149, whose main event showdown for the interim bantamweight title between perennial championship contender Urijah Faber and Renan Barao is the result of not one, but two injuries. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. When life gives you lemons, as the cliché goes, you make lemonade. In the case of …


Boxing News

Crisis averted: WBA sanctions Cano-Perez

Johan Perez 139.5 vs. Pablo Cesar Cano 140
(WBA interim super lightweight title)
Jorge Romero 135.4 vs. Rudy Lopez 135.8
Jose Cotto 140 vs. Manuel Perez 135.8
Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: Fox Deportes

Lots of drama behind the scenes in advance of tonight’s WBA interim world super lightweight title clash between Venezuelan champion Johan “Terrible” Perez and Mexican challenger Paul “El Demoledor” Cano, to be held at the Grand Oasis Cancun Hotel. The WBA Championships Committee made a decision not to sanction the world title fight because the WBC Latin title was in the same division was also on the line. According to a source, WBA Vice President and Director of the Championships Committee Gilberto Jesus Mendoza informed the promoters that the WBA had made a firm decision not to sanction Perez-Cano. He asked that for the welfare of world boxing that WBC Latino title be removed as this has nothing to do with a world title and discredits the world championship status of the fight. On Thursday night the situation was resolved and it was confirmed that only the WBA world title will be at stake, as was initially the case when the contracts were signed for this fight. (more…)

Johan Perez 139.5 vs. Pablo Cesar Cano 140 (WBA interim super lightweight title) Jorge Romero 135.4 vs. Rudy Lopez 135.8 …


Boxing Result

Hovhannisyan edges Acosta

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Facing his toughest opponent to date in his professional career, Art Hovhannisyan faced further adversity when he was knocked down halfway through his scheduled 10 round bout. Hovhannisyan shook off the knockdown, finished strong in the final rounds to win a close 10 round split decision victory over former world title holder Miguel Acosta at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA.

At the end of the first round, Hovhannisyan scored a knockdown with a lead, overhand right hand to the head of Acosta. Hovhannisyan was not able to follow up as the bell sounded to end the round. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Facing his toughest opponent to date in his professional career, …


Boxing Result

Burgos blasts out Vazquez in three

WBO #2/WBC#3/WBA#4/IBF #4 jr lightweight contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) scored a nice third round TKO over previously undefeated Cesar “Saba” Vazquez (25-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada. A barrage of punches left Vazquez reeling and referee Tony Weeks stepped in to wave it off at the 1:15 mark

Welterweight Aron “The Killer” Martinez (18-1-1, 4 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Prenice “The Greatness” Brewer (16-3-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 77-75 Martinez, 77-75 Brewer. Ten straight wins for Martinez, two straight losses for Brewer.

Debuting featherweight Vitor Freitas-Jones, nephew of former world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas, scored a first round KO over Rocco Espinoza (3-6, 0 KOs). Time was 2:11.

In his pro debut, heavyweight Brett Rather outpointed Jamal Woods (2-4-1) over four by scores of 39-37, 40-36, 40-36

WBO #2/WBC#3/WBA#4/IBF #4 jr lightweight contender Juan Carlos “Mini” Burgos (30-1, 20 KOs) scored a nice third round TKO over …


Scale Watch

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago
Photo: Robert Tapalas

Paul Delgado 149 vs. Mike Ruiz 146.5
(WBF Intercontinental super welterweight title)
Jesus Tavera 150 vs. Jared Robinson 146.5
Mike Seals 189 vs Joseph Harris 229
Jose Felix 157.5 vs. Tim Hall 155.5
Jackie Breitenstein 137.5 vs. Racquel Bailey TBA
Quatavious Cash 167 vs. William Waters 165
Venue: Buckhead Theater in Atlanta, GA
Promoter: Delgado Boxing Promotions

By Jose E. Santiago Photo: Robert Tapalas Paul Delgado 149 vs. Mike Ruiz 146.5 (WBF Intercontinental super welterweight title) Jesus …


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Weights from Hollywood, FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Argenis Mendez 127 vs Martin Honorio 127
Lennin Castillo 171 vs Ricardo Campillo 169½
Felix Diaz 145 vs Wilfredo Acuna
Claudio Marrero¼ 123 vs Fernando Beltran 125
Juan Carlos Payano 115 vs John A. Molina 115¾
Joan Guzman 140 vs Jorge Pimentel 141½
Ed Paredes 143¼ vs Vivian Harris 143
Jessy Cruz 120 vs Jesus Lule 119
Glendy Hernandez 226 vs Tobias Rice 215
Isiah Thomas 197 vs Reggie Peña 190

Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Live
Promoter: Acquinity Sports
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By Phil Doherty Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports Argenis Mendez 127 vs Martin Honorio 127 Lennin Castillo 171 vs Ricardo Campillo …


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Weights from Argentina

Ismael El Massoudi 145 vs. Diego Chaves 146.3
(WBA interim Welterweight title)

Venue: Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia de Villa Ballester, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Promoter: O.R. Promotions
TV: TyC Sports (Argentina)

Ismael El Massoudi 145 vs. Diego Chaves 146.3 (WBA interim Welterweight title) Venue: Sociedad Alemana de Gimnasia de Villa Ballester, …


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Weights from Mohegan Sun

Listed below are weights for Saturday night’s professional boxing event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports.

Elvin Ayala 159 vs. John Mackey 157
Ivana Coleman 124.75 vs. Shelito Vincent 124
Joseph “Chip” Perez 133 vs. Johnny Frazier 133
Gabriel Duluc 139 vs. Christian Lao 140
Tylon Burris 168 vs. Luis Felix 170
Antonio Chaves Fernandez 144.25 vs. Jair Ramos 140.5
Saul Almeida 160 vs. Antonio Marrero 156
Carlos Hernandez 135.5 vs. Alan Beeman 132

Listed below are weights for Saturday night’s professional boxing event at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, presented by Jimmy …


Scale Watch

Photos: Broner weighs 3.5 pounds heavy, loses WBO belt on the scale

By Clint Rosser at the scale
Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy

After weighing in at 133.5, we’ve been told that Broner will be unable to make the 130lb limit. The bout U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati will go on with only Escobedo eligible to win the title. The camps are negotiating a max weight for another weigh-in Saturday morning and Broner will have to forfeit a portion of his purse to Escobedo.

Adrien Broner 133.5 vs. Vicente Escobedo 130.0
(WBO Junior Lightweight Title)
Keith Thurman 147.50 vs. Orlando Lora 147.50
Omar Figueroa 134.50 vs. Dominic Salcido 136.50
Chris Pearson 160.0 vs. Angel Hernandez 160.50
Brandon Bennett 136.0 vs. John Nater 135.50
David Long 238.50 vs. Quincey Palmer 272.00
DeVonte Allen 128.0 vs. Ra’eese Aleem 126.50

Doors open at 5:00pm Eastern time / 1st Bell 5:30
TV: Main and Co-Main will be shown on HBO Boxing After Dark

More photos

By Clint Rosser at the scale Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy After weighing in at 133.5, we’ve …


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Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Omar Chavez 152 vs Jorge Paez 152
Brian Vasquez 130 vs Jorge Lacierva 129.5
(WBA interim super featherweight title)
Aaron Herrera 136 vs Fernando Garcia 135
Jocelyn Arroyo 108 vs Jazmin Mesa 108
Francisco Rodriguez 107 vs Jorge Guerrero 109
Venue: Auditorio Municipal Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca

more photos

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Omar Chavez 152 vs Jorge Paez 152 Brian Vasquez 130 vs Jorge Lacierva 129.5 (WBA …


UFC

Faber, Barao make weight at UFC 149

(Photo courtesy of UFC) Weigh-in results for UFC 149, which is headlined by the interim UFC bantamweight championship bout between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, and the middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Hector Lombard, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the opening two prelim bouts at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – INTERIM UFC BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Renan Barao (135) VS Urijah Faber (135)

PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Tim Boetsch (186) VS Hector Lombard (185.5)
Shawn Jordan (250) VS Cheick Kongo (231)
James Head (170) VS Brian Ebersole (171)
Matt Riddle (170.8) VS Chris Clements (170)

FX FIGHTS
Nick Ring (185) VS Court McGee (185.5)
Francisco Rivera (136) vs Roland Delorme (135)
Ryan Jimmo (205) VS Anthony Perosh (205.5)
Mitch Gagnon (135) vs Bryan Caraway (135.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Antonio Carvalho (145) vs Daniel Pineda (145)
Anton Kuivanen (156) VS Mitch Clarke (155)
. . . .

Coming up next: UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, July 21 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET from Calgary, Alberta. For more info on UFC 149 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

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