Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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More on Adamek-Walker clash

WealthTV, the latest destination for live boxing on television and online at WealthTV.com, recently announced that it has secured the live US television rights for the September 8 heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (46-2-0) and Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7-1) for the IBF North American heavyweight title. The fight will originate in front of Adamek’s rabid fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This will be Adamek’s ninth appearance at the “Pru Center”

Adamek of Gilowice, Poland is the former World Light Heavyweight and Cruiserweight champion and is widely regarded as arguably the top heavyweight not named Klitschko as he has amassed a record of 8-1 as a Heavyweight with signature wins over former title challengers Andrew Golota, Chris Arreola, Michael Grant and most recently Eddie Chambers. With a win over the battle tested Walker, Adamek will be right back in position at the top of the list to earn another shot at Heavyweight Supremacy. (more…)

WealthTV, the latest destination for live boxing on television and online at WealthTV.com, recently announced that it has secured the …


Boxing Result

Arakawa, Akaho Keep OPBF belts

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#1/WBA#10 OPBF lightweight champ Nihito Arakawa (23-1-1, 15 KOs), 134.5, barely kept his regional belt as he impressively scored a come-from-behind TKO victory over formerly two-time world challenger Takehiro Shimada (27-6-1, 17 KOs), 134.5, at 2:59 of the eighth round on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Also, WBC#5/WBA#6 Ryo Akaho (19-0-2, 12 KOs), 114.75, impressively retained his OPBF super-fly belt by halting unbeaten ex-amateur prospect Yohei Tobe (4-1, 2 KOs), 115, at 2:58 of the eighth session. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi WBC#1/WBA#10 OPBF lightweight champ Nihito Arakawa (23-1-1, 15 KOs), 134.5, barely kept his regional belt as he …



Boxing News

New & Improved Grabriel Rosado is one fight away

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

This past January, North Philly junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado seemed to turn a corner in his career development. All of a sudden, he was a killer in the ring and looked like sure bet to become a champion. The new plateau came in his head-turning knockout performance against battle-tough Jesus Soto Karass on January 21st. Rosado became the first man to halt the durable Mexican, and he did it before a cheering hometown crowd at ringside and a national television audience watching at home on the NBC Sports Network.

The Gabriel Rosado who bullied and disposed of Soto Karass in just five rounds that night was clearly a new version of the popular Philly fighter. Rosado had shown glimpses of real promise over the prior six years of his professional boxing career, but nothing like this. He was suddenly a bona fide contender. (more…)

Story and photos by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) This past January, North Philly junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado …


Boxing News

Fans invited to Martin-St. John weigh-in

The official weigh-in for Tuesday’s WBC super welterweight world championship fight between female boxing legends Christy Martin and Mia St. John will take place at 4:40PM THIS AFTERNOON at the Bod-e² Shop located at 1345 N Willow #120 Clovis, California. This weigh-in is open to the public. Top weight is 150lbs. The fighters collide in a rematch on Tuesday night at the Table Mountain Casino Event Center.

The official weigh-in for Tuesday’s WBC super welterweight world championship fight between female boxing legends Christy Martin and Mia St. …




Boxing News

Former heavyweight champ Michael Dokes passes

Sad to report that former WBA world heavyweight boxing champion Michael “Dynamite” Dokes has passed away from liver cancer on Friday at the age of 54 in Akron, Ohio. Dokes was 53-6-2 with 34 KOs and last fought in 1997. He won the WBA championship by defeating Michael Weaver in 1982. Arrangements are being handled by the Rhoden Memorial Home, 1101 Palmetto Avenue, Akron, Ohio (330-724-1201).

Sad to report that former WBA world heavyweight boxing champion Michael “Dynamite” Dokes has passed away from liver cancer on …


Boxing News

Wegner: Arthur is a level above Stieglitz

Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) is reaching for a super-middleweight world championship. After two unsuccessful quests – fights against Carl Froch in November 2010 and Andre Ward in May 2011 – he is now aiming to get it right in his third attempt. In order to get the title, the former middleweight champion who climbed up to number one in the WBO rankings, has to take out the current WBO Champ Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs). Coach Ulli Wegner gave his views on the upcoming fight at the o2 World Berlin, Germany. (more…)

Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) is reaching for a super-middleweight world championship. After two unsuccessful quests – fights against Carl …


UFC

Jones-Henderson: Can the Phenom survive an H-bomb?


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Boxing News

Boxing back in San Diego

Don Chargin Promotions together with Bobby D. Presents and in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T GYM present “New Boys on the Block”, a six bout fight card scheduled for Thursday, August 30th, 2012, at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of “America’s Finest City” San Diego, CA. Soon to be California Hall of Fame Bobby DePhilippis will showcase hard hitting twenty-one year old undefeated light welterweight Jonathan Garcia (8-0, 6KOs) of Watsonville, CA, as he takes on his stiffest test in Tijuana tough guy Pedro “Embajador” Arcos (8-2, 6KOs) in the six round main event. (more…)

Don Chargin Promotions together with Bobby D. Presents and in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T GYM present “New …



Boxing Result

Smith Shocks Damnjanovic

By Brian Grammer

Cruiserweight Toris “The Bull” Smith (3-32, 3 KOs) scored the improbable TKO victory over local favorite Mile Damnjanovic (1-1, 1 KO) Saturday night at the Expo 5 Events Center in Louisville, KY. Future Promotions, headed up by former local fighter, Dereco Murray, brought Smith to town in what was meant to be a stepping stone for Damnjanovic, but the fighter from Memphis, TN did not intend to be just another opponent for Damnjanovic to pad his resume against. (more…)

By Brian Grammer Cruiserweight Toris “The Bull” Smith (3-32, 3 KOs) scored the improbable TKO victory over local favorite Mile …


Boxing Result

Kikuchi defeats WBA #12 Manakane

By Joe Koizumi

Lanky Japanese jabber, OPBF#4 super-bantam Eita Kikuchi (14-2-4, 6 KOs), 119.5, decked an important victory when he kept outjabbing WBA#12 bantam Noldi Manakane (24-12-1, 15 KOs), Indonesia, 119.5, all the way and earned a unanimous decision (96-94, 96-95 and 99-94) over ten furious rounds on Sunday in Kobe, Japan. Manakane had failed to win the WBA bantam belt from Koki Kameda, losing a debatable decision in Yokohama last April. The free-swinging Indonesian attempted to catch the much taller Japanese with roundhouse lefts and rights, which were missing the elusive target. Kikuchi exclusively aimed at the midsection, winning the third through fifth rounds. Visibly fading with his absorption of Kikuchi’s body shots, Manakane changed his strategy to counterpunching with his back to the ropes in the second half. The Indonesian veteran dominated the seventh, but couldn’t show his superior power with his fatigue in the last three sessions. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Lanky Japanese jabber, OPBF#4 super-bantam Eita Kikuchi (14-2-4, 6 KOs), 119.5, decked an important victory when he …


Boxing Result

O’Connor Stops Soto in Foxborough

Photo: Emily Harney
Photo: Emily Harney

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photo by Emily Harney

Professional boxing returned to Massachusetts in a historic three fight event held Sunday night at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. In the main event, welterweight Danny O’Connor (18-1, 7KOs) out of nearby Framingham, MA knocked out Providence, RI’s Eddie Soto (12-5, 4 KOs) at 1:09 of the fourth round. O’Connor used his jab to setup his offense and he worked the body well breaking down Soto throughout. He knocked Soto down in the first with a series of body shots that had Soto stumble to the canvas. Soto was up at eight as the first round came to a close. O’Connor continued his onslaught through the second and third round. In round four O’Connor’s hard work paid off as a left followed by a flurry knocked Soto down and out for the count of ten.
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Dorchester, MA native Billy Traft (2-0, 1 KO) scored the first knockout of his professional career as he stopped Dan Bonnell (0-2) in the first round of their super middleweight bout. Traft dominated with his combinations during the round. With seconds left in the round, Traft dropped Bonnell with a left right combination. Bonnell was able to get up before the count of ten, however he was not able to get off of the stool for the beginning of round two. This gave Traft his first technical knockout at 3:00 of round one.
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Welterweight Antonio Chavez Fernandes, fighting out of historic Brockton, MA, won a four round unanimous decision over Springfield, MA native Noel Garcia (2-15, 1 KO), Scores of the bout were 40-36 twice and 39-37. Both fighters landed hard shots however Fernandes with his height and reach advantage dictated the pace of the fight, and by doing so gave him the nod on the scorecards.

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photo by Emily Harney Professional boxing returned to Massachusetts in a historic three fight event …


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Ramirez Carrazana, Lomachenko, Sapiyev, Mekhontcev and Joshua crowned Olympic Champions

Five sensational bouts brought the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close at the packed ExCel Arena with the very best putting on a spectacular show in a fitting end to an unforgettable sixteen days of top-class action. (more…)

Five sensational bouts brought the London 2012 Olympic Games to a close at the packed ExCel Arena with the very …



UFC

UFC 150 postfight

Seven fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 150 post-fight press conference – Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald Cerrone, Jake Shields, Erik Perez, Dennis Bermudez, and Yushin Okami.

Cerrone and Melvin Guillard took home Fight of the Night for their exciting – albeit brief – slugfest. Guillard tagged Cerrone early in the first round that left “Cowboy” on wobbly legs. After surviving the ensuing Guillard onslaught, Cerrone stunned his former training partner with a head kick, then followed up with a punch that sent Guillard crashing to the mat. For his effort, Cerrone was also awarded Knockout of the Night.

Bermudez earned Submission of the Night for his first-round tapout of Tommy Hayden. “The Menace” weathered an early storm from Hayden to secure to secure the fight-ending guillotine choke.

All bonused fighters received $60,000 (with Cerrone earning $120,000) for their performances . . . Click here for video highlights

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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Seven fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 150 post-fight press conference – Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar, Donald …


Announcement

Boxing’s ‘Doc Lappies’ dies at 84

By Ron Jackson

Dr Izak Labuschagne, a former member of the SA Boxing Board of Control, has died at the age of 84. Dr Labuschagne, a prominent ear, nose and throat specialist who was the medical officer at many boxing tournaments and title fights in Johannesburg, was also a member of the Transvaal Rugby Union (now Golden Lions) executive. He died in Cape Town on Thursday after spending many years in Johannesburg. His wife Margaret said he had recently fallen and broken a hip. He never fully recovered from the injuries. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Dr Izak Labuschagne, a former member of the SA Boxing Board of Control, has died at the …


Boxing Result

WBC #1 Terrazas victorious

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBC #1 rated super bantamweight Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (35-2-1, 21 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Eduardo “Bambino” Garcia (22-9-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Complejo Panamericano in Guadalajara, Mexico. Terrazas struggled early before getting it together midway through the fight.

In the co-feature, welterweight Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (29-2, 29 KOs) won when Gabriel “Rey” Martinez (27-4-1, 14 KOs) didn’t come out for round six.

Former world champion Manuel “Chango” Vargas (33-10-1, 17 KOs) lost an clear eight round unanimous decision to Jhonny “Laberinto” Garcia (16-3-1, 8 KOs) in a super flyweight clash.

Super lightweights Armando “Chato” Robles (21-1-2, 11 KOs) and Rodolfo “Rudy” Quintanilla (12-1-1, 10 KOs) battled to an eight round draw.

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBC #1 rated super bantamweight Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (35-2-1, 21 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over …


Boxing Result

Mouton shocks local favorite

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Robert Hughes

North Texas Standing 8 Promotions put on a rockin’ good show Saturday night at the Arlington Convention Center. On-site coordinator Scott Wedge gave DFW’s hard-core boxing fans an excellent night of boxing that featured several outstanding young fighters from the greater Dalls-Fort Worth area winning action packed fights.

In the main event, middleweight Jesse “The Dallas Kid” Lara (16-3, 10 KO) lost as the favored fighter against Don Mouton (10-4-1, 9 KO) of Houston. (more…)

By Robert Hughes at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes North Texas Standing 8 Promotions put on a rockin’ good show Saturday …



Boxing Result

Vera beats Mora again

Middleweight Brian Vera (21-6, 12 KOs) showed his 2011 victory over former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-3-2, 7 KOs) wasn’t a fluke by winning a twelve round majority decision in their rematch on Saturday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. In a good action fight, Vera pressed the action and threw more punches, while Mora showed some nifty defense and landed the cleaner shots. Scores were 118-110, 117-111, 114-114.

Popular featherweight Antonio Escalante (27-4, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Leonilo Miranda (36-5, 25 KOs) in a battle of KO artists. A right hand leveled Miranda at 1:19.

Middleweight Brian Vera (21-6, 12 KOs) showed his 2011 victory over former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (23-3-2, …


Boxing Result

Estrada hammers Piedra

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (15-0, 13KO) demolished previously unbeaten Felix Piedra (9-1-1, 6KO) dropping him hard in his own corner midway through round two with a barrage of punches on Saturday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. Piedra attempted to get up but was on very unsteady legs and holding himself up with the ropes, prompting referee Jack Rees to wave an end to the scheduled eight round light heavyweight main event at 1:23 of the second round.

In semi main event action, a scheduled 8 round light heavyweight contest, Anatolia Dudchenko (15-2, 10KO) went the distance, a career long eight rounds, to win a unanimous decision victory over stepping stone Alfredo Contreras (11-14-3, 4KO). All three judges scored the bout 80-72.

In a special attraction, a scheduled 4 round light welterweight bout, Leon Spinks III (2-0-1, 1KO) seemed to win every round, but had to settle for a majority draw, against Eduardo Melendez (0-2-1). Spinks, the grandson of former heavyweight champion, Leon Slinks, was rightfully irate with the decision. Judge Lou Motet scored the bout for Spinks 39-37 but was overruled by Judges Carla Caiz and Barry Druxman, who both scored the bout 38-38. photos

By Rocco Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (15-0, 13KO) demolished previously unbeaten Felix …


Boxing Result

Cayo batters De Jesus

By Robert Coster

IBF#13 Jr Welterweight Victor Cayo took a significant step in his attempt to redeem his career by disposing of his unbeaten but untested countryman Julio De Jesus in just three rounds. Cayo (29-3, 21 KOs) proved that he was a notch above the hard-punching but crude De Jesus (15-1,14 KOs), knocking him down twice in the first round and once more in the third round, forcing referee Oscar Perez to stop the one-sided drubbing. In a companion fight, IBF super-batamweight champion Kathy Wilson Castillo kept her title with a clear-cut decision over Cristal Hoy of the Philippines. The card was held at the Carlos (Teo) Cruz Coliseum and co-promoted by Manguita Boxing and Sampson Boxing Promotion.

By Robert Coster IBF#13 Jr Welterweight Victor Cayo took a significant step in his attempt to redeem his career by …


UFC

Henderson retains title, defeats Edgar by split decision

While the UFC 150 main event between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar raised more questions than it answered, there was closure in Saturday’s co-main event between Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard at Pepsi Center.

The most deafening, hair-raising ovation of the night was when Cerrone stood in the center of the Octagon and yelled, “What’s up Denver?” . . . Click here for more

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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

While the UFC 150 main event between Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar raised more questions than it answered, there was …


Boxing Result

Cazares defeats Diaz

Former two-division world champion Hugo Cazares (37-7-2, 26 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Diaz (19-4-1, 14 KOs) in a super bantamweight bout on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The much smaller Cazares, who reigned in the 108lb and 115lb, was the aggressor, often punishing Diaz. Scores were 118-110, 119-110, 118-111.

Former two-division world champion Hugo Cazares (37-7-2, 26 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Diaz (19-4-1, …


Boxing Result

Ndou Defeats St Clair

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Clive Franklin

Former two time world champion Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou (49-13-2, 31 KOs) outscored former IBF champion Gairy “Superman” St Clair (42-12-2, 18 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the IBF Pan Pacific and WBF 147 pound title at the Southport RSL, Southport, Queensland, Australia Friday. Ndou controlled the bout in the early rounds as he connected with solid left jabs that set up combinations on his skillful opponent, who continually used every inch of the ring and proved to be a difficult target. Rounds six and seven had the Guyana-born and Australian-based St Clair stepping up the action as he scored with fast combinations. Ndou regained control in round eight but switch hitter St Clair rallied in rounds nine and ten – staying out of trouble with bob and weave tactics. Ndou outworked St Claire in round eleven as he scored with jarring left jabs but once again St Clair gave Ndou problems in the twelth and final stanza with his unorthodox tactics. Referee Phil Austin raised Ndou’s hand winner by scores 117-112, 116-112, 116-112. who was having his first fight back in Australia after clashing with world class welterweights and light middleweights in South Africa, Mexico and England which included Saul Alvarez and Kell Brook. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Clive Franklin Former two time world champion Lovemore “Black Panther” Ndou (49-13-2, …


Boxing News

Kauffman victorious in return

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman (23-1, 17 KOs) returned after a one-year layoff to win a seven round unanimous decision over Charles Davis (19-23-3, 4 KOs) in an outdoor clash at the Gameface Sports Complex in Temple, Pennsylvania. The bout was originally scheduled for eight but the fight was called after seven due to rain. Kauffman won all seven rounds on all three cards (70-63).

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman (23-1, 17 KOs) returned after a one-year layoff to win a …


Boxing News

Remembering Olympic medalists out of Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese middleweight Ryota Murata, as highly expected, gained the Olympic gold medal by eking out a 14-13 narrow decision over Brazilian Esquiva Florentino over three hard-fought rounds on Saturday in London. Although Japan has produced many professional world champs, we thought the amateur boxing should be a different sport where it is tremendously difficult to win a medal. It is really remarkable that Japan has had a couple of medalists—Murata and a bronze winner Satoshi Shimizu—after more than forty years since our pioneers. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Japanese middleweight Ryota Murata, as highly expected, gained the Olympic gold medal by eking out a 14-13 …


Boxing Result

Zou, Campbell, Iglesias Sotolongo, Murata and Usyk claim Olympic gold medals

On day fifteen of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, four boxers became Olympic Champions for the very first time whilst one made history by defending his title. The atmosphere at the packed ExCeL arena was once again fantastic for five contests of the very highest quality. (more…)

On day fifteen of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games, four boxers became Olympic Champions for the very first …


Boxing News

Tyson Marquez training with Robert Garcia

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) has arrived in Oxnard, California to start training for his unification fight with WBO champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) on September 29th at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Marquez will be working with top trainer Robert Garcia, whose roster includes Brandon Rios, Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire, Kelly Pavlik and Marcos Maidana among others.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (34-2, 25 KOs) has arrived in Oxnard, California to …


Boxing News

Aquino headlines in Middletown, CT

With three fights already in 2012 it’s been a busy year for Meriden, Connecticut super bantamweight Danny Aquino. And it’s about to get even busier. On September 30th at the Advanced SportPlex in Middletown, CT, Aquino (13-1, 8 KOs) will box in the co-main event of an eight-fight card presented by Cartelli Promotions. It will mark his first ten round bout. Aquino has headlined the first two cards of the “Fight 4 Pride” series this year, and this time he will share top billing with New Haven super bantamweight Luis Rosa, Jr. (11-0, 5 KOs). New Haven prospects Nate Green (122), Charles Foster (175), and Oscar Bonilla (135) will also appear in six round bouts. Welterweight prospect Dominic DeSanto will appear in a four-rounder.

With three fights already in 2012 it’s been a busy year for Meriden, Connecticut super bantamweight Danny Aquino. And it’s …


Boxing Result

Gil upsets Bowman

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night at the historic Valencia Ballroom in York, PA late replacement Ramesis Gil (8-4-5, 5 KOs) silenced the large and raucous crowd with a split decision victory over York PA’s own lightweight Carney “Beeper” Bowman (16-1, 7 KOs) in the six round main event. The fight fans would not go home unsatisfied though as A & D Promotions put together a very entertaining Pro-AM Card featuring some of the hot local prospects in tough fights. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Friday night at the historic Valencia Ballroom in York, PA late replacement Ramesis Gil (8-4-5, …


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Happy birthday to Top Rank’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler, who is spending the day attending the fights at the Arlington Convention Center in Arlington, Texas.

Happy birthday to Top Rank’s Hall of Fame matchmaker Bruce Trampler, who is spending the day attending the fights at …


Boxing News

Weights from Arlington, Texas

Things got very heated between the main event combatants of the inaugural show of Standing 8 Promotions. Jesse Lara looks to return to his winning ways against the hard punching Don Mouton.

Jesse “Dallas Kid” Lara 159.5 vs. Don Mouton 160.5
Maurice Hooker 142.75 vs. Julian Rodriguez 146.75
Luis Zarazua 130.25 vs. Alex Lopez 126.5
Juan Saucedo 146.25 vs. Donald Ward 145.25
Jose Rodriguez 136.5 vs. Wilbert Mitchell 138.25
IV Anderson Jr. 157.25 vs. Carlos Dixon 156.5
John Shipman 196 vs. Damian Deriggs 194.25

Promoter: Standing 8 Promotions
Venue: Arlington Convention Center, Arlington, TX
First Bell: 6:00 pm
Ticket Info: 1-877-725-8849 or www.standing8promotions.com

Things got very heated between the main event combatants of the inaugural show of Standing 8 Promotions. Jesse Lara looks …


Boxing News

Weights from Franklin Square, NY

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Michael Brooks, 135 vs. Joey Arroyo, 131
Cindy Serrano, 133 vs. Kerri Hill, 134.5
Santander Silgado, 197 vs. Joell Godfrey, 196
Nathan James, 244 vs. Tyyab Beale, 241
Emmanuel Lartei Lartey, 144 vs. Bryan Abraham, 144
Skender Halili, 147 vs. Rashad Bogar, 147
Rich Neves, 151 vs. Philip Burnette, 151
Adam Willett, 196 vs. Miron Kadyrov, 195
Dario Soccia, 153 vs. Jose Angel Ortiz, 152

Venue: Plattduetsche Restaurant, Franklin Square, NY
Promoter: Ring Promotions
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez

By Kurt Wolfheimer Michael Brooks, 135 vs. Joey Arroyo, 131 Cindy Serrano, 133 vs. Kerri Hill, 134.5 Santander Silgado, 197 …


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Weights from Temple, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Travis Kauffman, 240 vs. Charles Davis, 224
Frank Santos De Alba, 131 vs. Paul Fernandez, 133
Ramon Ellis, 137 vs. Sammy Quinones, 137
Jeremy Stauffer, 185 vs. Daniel Shull, 185
Esteban Rodriguez, 136.5 vs. Cassius Clay, TBA

Venue: Gameface Sports Complex – Temple, PA
Promoter: Kings Promotions (Marshall Kauffman)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Travis Kauffman, 240 vs. Charles Davis, 224 Frank Santos De Alba, 131 vs. Paul Fernandez, 133 Ramon …


UFC

Predictions: UFC 150

That’s right boys and girls, Danny Boy Downes here to deliver you from the darkness with another edition of the Downes Side. Now I’m sure many of you are concerned with how my nuptials progressed, but fear no more. The entire sacrament was a resounding success. Not only did I manage to stay sober for (most of) the ceremony, but I was only the second most embarrassing white guy on the dance floor . . . Click here for more by Dan Downes, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View TONIGHT from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

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Boxing Result

Perez edges Mamadjonov

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a battle of unbeaten lightweights, contender Darley Perez won a close 10 round split-decision over Bahodir Mamadjonov at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA. During the first three rounds of the fight, the southpaw Mamadjonov was the more effective fighter, countering Perez to the head and body. Perez got going during the middle rounds, pressing the fight and scoring with straight right hands to the head. Perez scored a knockdown in the eighth round, dropping Mamadjonov with a right uppercut to the head. Mamadjonov rebounded well in the ninth round, but Perez was able to outland Mamadjonov in the final round. One judge scored the bout 95-94 in favor of Mamadjonov, while the other two judges scored the bout 96-93 and 95-94 in favor of Perez. Fightnews.com scored the bout 95-94 in favor of Perez, who hails from San Pedro de Uraba, Colombia and improves to 26-0, 19 KOs. Mamadjonov, a native of Uzbekistan and now residing in Houston, TX, falls to 11-1, 7 KOs.

Super bantamweight Chris Avalos won a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over previously-unbeaten Yenifel Vicente. Avalos started strong and controlled the action in the first three rounds of the fight, consistently landing right hands to the head of Vicente. After Vicente was able to control the fourth, Avalos dropped Vicente with a counter left hook to the head in the fifth. Vicente stood up, but was stunned with another right to the head later in the round. Avalos dictated the pace, until he started slowing down in the final two rounds. Sensing he was down, Vicente came on, but did not do enough as all three judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 97-92. Avalos, from Lancaster, CA, goes to 20-2, 15 KOs. The Dominican-born Vicente, now training out of Miami, FL, drops to 23-1-2, 15 KOs. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a battle of unbeaten lightweights, contender Darley Perez won a …


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Weights from San Antonio

Brian Vera 159.8 vs. Sergio Mora 159.5
Antonio Escalante 129.8 vs. Leonilo Miranda 127.4
Jerren Cochran 126.4 vs. Jesus Rocha 126
Javier Rodriguez 121 vs. Kermit Hendricks 120.8
Steve Hall 147.4 vs. Milton Ramos 149
Adam Lopez 123 vs. Mario Delgado 122.5
Daquan Arnett 152.25 vs. Ishwar Amador 153.5
Benjamin Whitaker 150.5 vs. Germain Carson 151

Venue: Illusions Theater, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

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