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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Van Heerden set to defend IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Chris van Heerden (17-1-1, 10 KOs) faces a tough one when he makes the first defense of his IBO welterweight belt against the experienced Sebastian Andres Lujan (39-6-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Also, the first round of the exciting Super 8 Last Man Standing cruiserweight competition begins. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Chris van Heerden (17-1-1, 10 KOs) faces a tough one when he makes the first defense of …


Boxing News

Katsidis returns against Perez on August 10

By Francisco Salazar

Former two-time world lightweight title holder Michael Katsidis will take on unbeaten and hard-hitting lightweight contender Darley Perez on August 10th, Thompson Boxing Promotions General Manager Alex Camponovo told Fightnews.com on Monday afternoon. The bout will take place at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA and will air on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

Canponovo stated that Katsidis will drop down to the lightweight limit to face Perez. Katsidis last fought on April 13th, losing a close 10 round majority decision to Albert Mensah at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. That bout was fought at 140 pounds. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Former two-time world lightweight title holder Michael Katsidis will take on unbeaten and hard-hitting lightweight contender Darley …



Announcement

Teófilo Stevenson passes at 60

Three-time Olympic heavyweight champion Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60 according to reports out of Cuba. Arguably the greatest amateur boxer ever, Stevenson never allowed to turn professional even though he was offered a big-money opportunity to challenge Muhammad Ali. Stevenson won Olympic gold in 1972, 1976 and 1980. If Cuba had not boycotted the 1984 and 1988 games, his medal haul likely would have been even higher.

Three-time Olympic heavyweight champion Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60 …


Column

Chauke returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former South African junior featherweight champion Oscar Chauke returns to action for the first time since losing to Jeffrey Mathebula on a split decision in their IBF eliminator on June 11 last year, when he faces Themba Lesiba at Gold Reef City near Johannesburg on June 26.

The Box and Dine tournament is presented by Chauke’s manager and trainer Manny Fernandes, who feels that this is the only way to keep his fighters active with the current slump in South Africa boxing. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former South African junior featherweight champion Oscar Chauke returns to action for the first time since losing …




Boxing News

de Mori returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (18-1-2, 16 KOs) returns to action on Friday against American journeyman Troy “Country Boy” Weida (46-23-2, 33 KOs) over ten rounds at the St Marys Band Club, St Marys, NSW, Australia. The 6’2 de Mori is managed by Don King and is coming off a four round stoppage of Rob Calloway of the USA in March. Weida, 6’3, lost to Alex Leapai in 2011. Weida, 39 years of age, has been in action with several world class heavyweights including Ray Mercer, Orlin Norris and Brian Minto. In other action light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki (24-10-1, 19 KOs) will clash with Joel Bourke (14-22-2, 7 KOs) over six rounds. Also middleweight Kurt Bahram (10-3-1,4KO’s) will be in action against Mark Dalby (2-4,1KO) over six rounds. Promoter Daniel Sheridan and Brendon Bourke.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (18-1-2, 16 KOs) returns to action on Friday …


Boxing News

Hovhannisyan to face ex-champ Acosta

By Francisco Salazar

n a very intruiging matchup, former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in a scheduled 10 round bout on July 20th, promoter Gary Shaw confirmed to Fightnews.com on Friday afternoon.

The bout will headline a “ShoBox: The New Generation” card and will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA.

George Bastmajyans, who trains Hovhannisyan, initially reached out to Fightnews.com on May 30th to confirm the Armenian-born fighter was to fight against Acosta. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar n a very intruiging matchup, former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in …


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Chavez hits El Paso

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach(L) arrive in El Paso,Texas late Monday night for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday,June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso,Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach(L) arrive …


Boxing News

Chavez winds up Las Vegas Camp

Photos: Greeday Gibbons

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. wound up his training camp at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas today with Freddie Roach and will head to El Paso tonight for his fight Saturday against Andy Lee of Ireland. Chavez is defending his WBC Middleweight Title. (more…)

Photos: Greeday Gibbons Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. wound up his training camp at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas …



Column

What happened to Pacquiao?

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Boxing is a mysterious game. A hero abruptly falls to the ground of obscurity without a crown after a single defeat. This is not to argue the controversial verdict but to point out Manny Pacquiao’s technical problem and suggest his necessity to regain his previous assets as a marvelous superstar. This observer has kept watching Manny Pacquiao since he was an eighteen-year-old flyweight novice training at the LM gym in Manila, Philippines. When I was a manager of the WBC featherweight champ Luisito Espinosa, Manny the Menace, then the flyweight titlist of the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation), appeared on the undercard of Espinosa’s title defense, demolishing Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn in the first round in Koronadal City in December 1997. I carefully watched Manny’s improvement in every fight to see him grow up to be a sensational knockout artist.

Having viewed Pacquiao training under the supervision of the late handler Pablo Leonardo and American trainer Rick Stucki, I realized that the skinny kid had a special talent in exploding his power at a pinpoint though he looked still raw, wild and rough-and-tumble. He then had a bad habit of having the left guard wide-open in throwing a southpaw jab—with his elbow far away from the side of the body. Pacquiao also had his right guard open in extending his southpaw left hand to the full extent. The hard-punching kid looked like a butterfly with his wings open and close. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Chris Cozzone Boxing is a mysterious game. A hero abruptly falls to the ground of obscurity …


Boxing News

Top Rank Makes Formal Request to Nevada Attorney General for Full Inquiry Into Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Bob Arum, Chairman and CEO of Top Rank, said today that he has submitted a formal request to the Nevada Attorney General’s office for a full and complete inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the scoring of Saturday’s WBO welterweight championship fight between defending champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley. The Pacquiao-Bradley welterweight title fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more…)

Bob Arum, Chairman and CEO of Top Rank, said today that he has submitted a formal request to the Nevada …


Boxing News

Another new foe for Pierson

First it was Gary Jones, then it was David Adotey Alottey and now it will surely be once-beaten Aaron “Homicide” Mitchell that will take on Richard Pierson this Wednesday night at the Robert Treat Hotel.

The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.

First it was Gary Jones, then it was David Adotey Alottey and now it will surely be once-beaten Aaron “Homicide” …


Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer will make a special announcement tomorrow regarding the upcoming September 15 fight card in Las Vegas. The card is expected to be headlined by WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who is in need of an opponent after the accident of former world champion Paul Williams and developments with James Kirkland. Lately the names of the former world champions Carlos “El Indio” Quintana and “Vicious” Victor Ortiz have been prominently mentioned. A source indicates that Alvarez will begin training in July and will stay in the U.S. until the date of the fight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard …



Boxing News

Chavez Jr. emerges from father’s shadow

Photo: Zanfer

It was originally thought that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was just the son of the best boxer in the history of Mexican boxing and would never leave the shadow of his famous father, but in last 11 months Junior has become a world champion, has made ​​two successful defenses and his popularity continues to grow as he builds his own legacy.

“I feel I’ve improved a lot these last few fights, but I know I have to improve even more and so I’ve continued to work hard in each training camp,” said Chavez in Las Vegas, before his team heads to El Paso where he’ll face what many consider to be his toughest challenge yet in Andy Lee on Saturday before hoards of adoring fans.

“On paper it looks like Andy Lee my strongest opponent. He’s left-handed, tall and very hungry to be champion and that makes him a very dangerous opponent for me…I know people pay good money to see me fight and I want my fans go home happy. For me it’s important to win, but I also want to the fans enjoy my matches.”

It was originally thought that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was just the son of the best boxer in the history …


Boxing News

Andy Lee confident he’ll beat Julio Chavez Jr.

Andy ‘Irish’ Lee (28-1, 20KO’s) is a fighter on a mission as he prepares to challenge unbeaten middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KO’s) for his WBC championship green belt on June 16 at the outdoor Sun Bowl Stadium, El Paso, Texas. The tall 6’2 Kronk fighter has just completed a 10 week training camp in preparation for his world title bout and is looking in great condition and extremely sharp in sparring. Lee has been trading punches at the Detroit Kronk Gym with aggressive sparring partners such as Mike Jimenez, Adonis Stevenson, Edwin Rodriguez, Don George and Brian Vera.

Lee presently ranked WBO #1, WBA #2 and WBC #3 is in the best shape of his life and is in a positive and confident mood with only two things on his mind going into this fight; winning and winning impressively. He believes he has the boxing skills and power to beat Chavez Jr. and is very focused on the job he has to do. (more…)

Andy ‘Irish’ Lee (28-1, 20KO’s) is a fighter on a mission as he prepares to challenge unbeaten middleweight champion Julio …


Boxing News

Video: Complete IBHOF Induction Ceremony

By Boxing Bob Newman

Here it is. The complete 2012 IBHOF induction ceremony complete with speeches by all six living inductees as well as family members of the posthumous inductees.

By Boxing Bob Newman Here it is. The complete 2012 IBHOF induction ceremony complete with speeches by all six living …


Boxing News

Geale, Shaw talk about Sturm unification

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (27-1,15 KOs) and his trainer Graham Shaw talk to Fightnews.com about the September 1st unification showdown against WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs). The Geale camp is confident that Daniel can score his second win in Germany by defeating Sturm after outscoring Sebstian Sylvester in 2011 to capture IBF title.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (27-1,15 KOs) and his trainer Graham Shaw talk …



Boxing News

More Pacquiao-Bradley fallout

Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, says at this time there are no plans to discipline or review the Pacquiao-Bradley judges.

Timothy Bradley reportedly suffered a fractured left foot and a twisted right ankle in the fight.

Bradley’s win over Pacquiao brought an abrupt end to any notion of a fourth fight between Pacman and Juan Manuel Marquez. Word is a September 15 fight between Marquez and Erik Morales is now on the front burner.

Another notable person affected by Saturday’s Pacquiao-Bradley fight is Floyd Mayweather Jr., who so far has served 10 days of an 87-day sentence. You can send Floyd a letter at the following address:
ID# 01363917
Clark County Detention Center
330 S. Casino Center Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, says at this time there are no plans to discipline …


Boxing News

2012 IBHOF Induction Ceremonies

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

As was the case at last year’s IBHOF induction Sunday, the rains came early. But unlike last year, the heat came late, drying up the rain, and drenching fans and inductees alike in perspiration. Just as in waiting on a decision at the end of a boxing match, one never knows what the weather will be like on induction day in the Central New York town of Canastota. There have been torrential downpours, temperatures dipping low enough to require the purchase of IBHOF sweatshirts and jackets and sweltering heat in the 90s. Today was the latter, with loads of water being downed and souvenir programs used as fans.

After the traditional parade of champions through the village, champions old and new took to the stage and fans to their seats or the grass, to honor the posthumous as well as six living inductees for their contribution to the Sweet Science. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman As was the case at last year’s IBHOF induction Sunday, the rains came …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The odds were against Timothy Bradley. The 14,206 fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas were against Timothy Bradley. Most boxing pundits and a vast majority of those who purchased the pay per view were against Timothy Bradley. But you know who wasn’t against “Desert Storm” on June 9th, 2012?

The judges.

In what will be considered one of the most controversial decisions in a sport that is certainly in no need for anymore controversy, Timothy Bradley inexplicably upended Manny Pacquiao and claimed the Filipino’s WBO welterweight title with a split decision victory that has turned the boxing world upside down and inside out . . . Click here for more

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Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone The odds were against Timothy Bradley. The 14,206 …


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Faber vs. Barao for interim UFC bantam belt

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming sold out UFC® 149event, set to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in Calgary, Alberta, on July 21. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming sold out …


Boxing News

Bradley-Pacquiao scoring summary and analysis

By Barry Lindenman

Scoring Summary Analysis

  1. In only 6 of the 12 rounds, did all 3 judges agree on the winner of the round (rounds 3,4,6,7,10,12)
  2. There was disagreement on the part of the judges in 50% of the rounds (rounds 1,2,5,8,9 & 11)
  3. Judge C.J. Ross was the only judge during the fight who was never the “lone wolf” in scoring each round (i.e. score agreed with at least one of the other judges)
  4. Judge Ford was the “lone wolf” in 4 of the rounds (rounds 1,2,9 &11)
  5. Judge Roth was the “lone wolf” in 2 of the rounds (rounds 5 & 8)
  6. All 3 judges had Pacquiao ahead 39-37 after 4 rounds
  7. 2 of the judges (Ford & Ross) had the fight dead even after 8 rounds (76-76)
  8. All 3 judges scored 3 of the last 4 rounds for Bradley

By Barry Lindenman Scoring Summary Analysis In only 6 of the 12 rounds, did all 3 judges agree on the …


Boxing News

Saturday at the 2012 IBHOF

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Saturday’s sessions of the 2012 edition of the IBHOF started out a tad dismal as the rains came down, but the skies cleared and the enthusiasm of the fans never waned. The celebrity golf outing, boxing collectors show, ringside lectures, V.I.P. Cocktail hour and gala banquet were all a success.

With several “rounds” going on at the same time, fans could choose which event they wanted to attend, or mill about between all of them. At the Canastota High School gymnasium, the collectors memorabilia show was its usual hit with fans looking for that treasure to add to their boxing collection. They could also stand in line for autographs as boxers came throughout the day to take their turns at the signing table. (more…)

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman Saturday’s sessions of the 2012 edition of the IBHOF started out a tad …


Boxing Result

Montiel wins in Chihuahua

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rene Perez

Three-time world champion Fernando Montiel (48-4-2, 37 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision over former Olympian Arturo Santos (11-2, 4 KOs) before 12,000 boxing fans in the Manuel Bernardo Aguirre Gymnasium UACH in Chihuahua. Scores were 115-113, 115-113 Montiel, 115-113 Santos.

In other action, Carlos Rodriguez (19-11-4, 9 KOs) surprised former world title challenger and WBC silver former world champion Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra (27-7, 18 KOs) with a ninth round stoppage. Time was 2:08.

Middleweight prospect Marco “Dorado” Reyes (24-1, 21 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Octavio Castro (14-9-1, 9 KOs). Reyes punished Castro throughout the fight. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rene Perez Three-time world champion Fernando Montiel (48-4-2, 37 KOs) won a controversial twelve round …


Boxing News

2012 IBHOF Heavyweight Bash

By Boxing Bob Newman

Fans filled the Rusty Rail restaurant for a “Heavyweight Bash” tribute to the sport’s memorable heavyweights of the past. Such notables as Chuck Wepner, Lamon Brewster, Michael Moorer, Gerry Cooney and Leon Spinks took to the podium after hilites of their fights were shown. Clips of Ali-Frazier #1 were shown with color commentary by a young Mike Tyson.

By Boxing Bob Newman Fans filled the Rusty Rail restaurant for a “Heavyweight Bash” tribute to the sport’s memorable heavyweights …


Boxing Result

Abregu returns with KO in Argentina

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian welterweight prospect Luis “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Venezuelan Pedro Verdú (14-11-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in Delm in Salta, Argentina. With the win, Abregu claimed the South American welterweight title. Abregu only defeat was in 2010 against WBO world champion Timothy Bradley.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian welterweight prospect Luis “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over …


Boxing News

Bradley, Pacquiao Quick Quotes

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao: I respect the decision, but 100% I believe that I won the fight…the fans in their heart know who won the fight…he hit me with a couple of jabs, but I don’t even remember him hitting me a solid punch in my face and — amazing what the result is.

Timothy Bradley: There’s three judges out there and that’s the way they judged it, so I mean, what do you want me to do? You know what I mean? That’s the way they judged it. My corner felt we were winning the fight. I was controlling the action. But like I said, there was three judges out there. Two of them felt I won the fight and that’s all I can say on that.

Promoter Bob Arum: The decision was a ridiculous decision. You guys all know who won this fight. So let’s be honest about the situation. Hopefully we’ll revisit it in November….I hope boxing recovers, because this isn’t arguing about a close decision. This is is something that’s an absurdity, that’s ridiculous, and everybody that’s involved in boxing should feel ashamed.

Photos by Chris Cozzone Manny Pacquiao: I respect the decision, but 100% I believe that I won the fight…the fans …


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Bradley wins split decision

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost a highly controversial twelve round split decision against unbeaten WBO jr welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacman landed some good straight lefts early on. Bradley worked hard but landed at a low percentage. Manny’s superior firepower continued to dominate while Bradley’s punches had little effect. Bradley was willing to trade, often to his detriment. There were no knockdowns in the bout.

To his credit, 4:1 underdog Bradley showed incredible grit and determination especially considering he injured both ankles in the bout. Pacquiao outlanded Bradley 190-108 in power punches and the scores of 115-113, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Pacquiao were shocking and greeted with boos from the 14,206 in attendance. There is already talk of a rematch on November 10.

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photo: Chris Cozzone Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost …


Boxing Result

Arroyo stops Casillas

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs) won by TKO at 2:00 of the seventh round when the referee stopped the fight after some hard shots by Arroyo. Rigoberto Casillas (8-7-1, 6 KOs) went down two times in the seventh. The co-feature between McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) and Miguel Del Valle (8-17, 2 KOs) was cancelled because the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission didn’t approve the bout one hour before after a review on Del Valle’s black eye. The card took place at the Palacio de Recreacion y Deportes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs) won by TKO at 2:00 of the seventh round when …


Boxing Result

Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard Results

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

A non-title featherweight bout between four-division world champion and current WBO bantamweight Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) and Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs) ended in a no decision. Arce dropped Rojas almost immediately, but Rojas finished the round strong. Arce couldn’t continue in round two after a low blow followed by a shot to the back and a final punch on the ear left him disoriented. Time :09.

In a clash for the vacant IBF welterweight title formerly held by Andre Berto, former two-division champ #2 rated Randall Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten #1 rated Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KOs). What looked like a great fight on paper failed to materialize for the first nine rounds as Jones was very careful to avoid Bailey’s big right hand and appeared to be headed to a lackluster decision. However, Bailey finally connected in round ten and put Jones on the deck just before the bell. Bailey then absolutely leveled Jones with an uppercut in the eleventh to end it. Time was 2:52.

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) dropped Teon Kennedy (17-2-2, 7 KOs) five times en route to a fifth round TKO. The two-time Olympic gold medalist Rigondeaux dropped Kennedy in once in round one and twice in round two, again in round four and a last time in round five before the bout was waved off by referee Russell Mora. Time was 1:11. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Chris Cozzone  A non-title featherweight bout between four-division world champion and …


Boxing News

AIBA goes pro, inks three boxers

Three top AIBA ranked boxers, world #1 ranked amateur super heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan, #4 amateur welterweight and two-time world champion Serik Sapiyev from Kazakhstan and Jong-Hun Shin from Korea who is the world #1 amateur in the light flyweight category, have signed to compete in professional APB ranking competitions which will begin in Fall 2013 at an APB signing ceremony held at the ExCeL London today.

“This is a historical moment of our sport to sign the 1st three top ranked boxers for newly initiated program, the AIBA Professional Boxing,” Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President said. (more…)

Three top AIBA ranked boxers, world #1 ranked amateur super heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan, #4 amateur welterweight and two-time …


Boxing News

New opponent for Quijano

All Star Boxing will return with their successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, next Friday, June 15. In the main event David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will now face veteran Juanito Rubillar (48-18-7, 13 KOs) of Manila, Philippines in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds with the vacant WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight title at stake.

“After we got the news that Raul Hidalgo got injured, we were able to secure Rubillar who was training here in Las Vegas with Manny Paquiao, because of both fighters aggressive style it should be an all-out war,” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. (more…)

All Star Boxing will return with their successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, …


Boxing News

Briggs KOd in court

From TMZ Staff

Heavyweight Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record — because he just suffered a trouncing in court … for nearly half a million bucks. Shannon’s ex-publicist Kali Bowyer sued the boxer, claiming she helped him earn $2.8 million back in 2009 — but was never paid commissions. Bowyer claimed Shannon owed her $420,000 for her services — and according to a South Carolina court, the boxer blew off the lawsuit. The court issued a default judgment against the boxer this week for the full amount … ordering him to pay up stat. Calls to Shannon weren’t returned.

From TMZ Staff Heavyweight Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record — because he …


Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. on Pacquiao-Bradley

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Four-division world champion, Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), who on June 30 in Lodz (Poland) will fight 39-1, 25 KO #4 WBC ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki, presents a short preview of Manny Pacquiao – Timothy Bradley.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Four-division world champion, Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), who on June 30 in Lodz (Poland) will …


Boxing Result

Guinn ends losing skid, KOs Frazier

By John Cannon at ringside

On Friday night, there was a “Bigfoot” sighting at the Pharr Events Center. However, a “Southern Disaster” sent him right across the Texas state line and back to Louisiana. Houston’s Dominic “Southern Disaster” Guinn (34-9-1, 25 KO’s) snapped his three fight losing streak as he defeated Stacy Frazier of Louisiana by second round knockout in the main event of “Pure Pride II” at the Pharr Events Center.

“I am glad I shook off this losing streak,” said Guinn. “My plan was to end it early and I am glad to get the victory.” (more…)

By John Cannon at ringside On Friday night, there was a “Bigfoot” sighting at the Pharr Events Center. However, a …


Boxing News

WBC World Cup update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

On Friday and Saturday, members of the WBC Board of Governors came to Mexico City from all over the world to discuss the last details of the “WBC Boxing World Cup,” which will feature champions of each of the ten member confederations in the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions. On hand are the presidents of the ABU, ABCO, BBBofC, CABOFE, FECARBOX, CISBB, EBU, NABF, OPBF and FESUBOX.

Tonight the attendees will enjoy the fight between the WBC former world champions Manny Paquiao vs Timothy Bradley in the Platinum Theater of Cinemex, in the luxury Antara Polanco, compliment from President Jose Sulaiman. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel On Friday and Saturday, members of the WBC Board of Governors came to …










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