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

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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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Biosse stops Walchuk

Photos: Emily Harney

With yet another dominant performance in front of his hometown fans, Vladine Biosse proved the city of Providence still belongs to him until further notice. “Mr. Providence” (14-1-1, 7 KOs) dominated Canadian challenger Michael Walchuk (9-6), stopping his opponent after five rounds Thursday night at the Twin River Event Center for his second consecutive win and first knockout since April of 2011. Biosse punished Walchuk from the opening bell, dictating the pace of the fight, while Walchuk spent most of the night covering up trying to avoid damage. Biosse picked up the pace in the fifth, landing a series of damaging flows, forcing Walchuk’s corner to stop the fight at the end of the round. (more…)

Photos: Emily Harney With yet another dominant performance in front of his hometown fans, Vladine Biosse proved the city of …


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Weights from Santa Ynez, California

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Art Hovhannisyan 132 vs. Miguel Acosta 134
Roman Morales 122 vs. Alexis Santiago 122
Francisco Santana 148 vs. Larry Smith 150
Jonathan Maicelo 135 vs. Daniel Attah 135
Rufino Serrano 125.5 vs. Rob Diezel 125.5
Edgar Alvarado 157.5 vs. Erick Prado 161
Tureano Johnson 160 vs. Arturo Rodriguez 159
Venue: Chumash Casino
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Art Hovhannisyan 132 vs. Miguel Acosta 134 Roman Morales 122 vs. Alexis Santiago 122 Francisco …



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FBI nabs boxer after bloody nose

Photo: Bob Ryder

A bloody cotton swab has led to the arrest jr welterweight journeyman Martin Tucker (8-10, 3 KOs) in a three-year-old bank robbery case. Investigators linked Tucker to another suspect previously arrested for the robbery through a photo on MySpace and when they learned Tucker was scheduled to fight on April 28th at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, an FBI agent retrieved a discarded bloody cotton swab used to clean a bloody nose sustained by Martin. According to the FBI, DNA obtained from that cotton swab matched DNA from evidence recovered by police following the 2009 armed robbery of the Monroe County Community Credit Union in Temperance, Michigan. That robbery netted $5,379.

Photo: Bob Ryder A bloody cotton swab has led to the arrest jr welterweight journeyman Martin Tucker (8-10, 3 KOs) …


UFC

First-ever UFC flyweight champ to be crowned Sept. 22

The world’s top 125-pound fighters will square off on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto as Joseph Benavidez meets Demetrious Johnson in a bout that will crown the first-ever UFC flyweight champion. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets for the inaugural and historic flyweight championship fight will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 27. (more…)

The world’s top 125-pound fighters will square off on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto as Joseph …




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Acquinity Sports final presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports

Acquinity Sports served notice this afternoon that although they may be a new name in the boxing game, they are definitely not a “no-name” promotional team. Acquinity boxing promoter Henry Rivalta took the podium from Paradise Live in The Seminole Hard Rock this afternoon to affirm “We have five main events on this card; fights that would have top billing on any network.”

In a clear case of history repeating itself, IBF #3-ranked Dominican super-featherweight Argenis “La Tormenta” Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) stares down IBF #7-ranked Mexican contender Martin “El Brochas” Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs) for a twelve-round IBF eliminator replay of their 2010 battle, which Mendez won by majority decision. Once again, the victor earns the right to face Mexican Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs), who survived a 12th-round knockdown against Mendez to earn the belt in Mexico last year and successfully defended it against Honorio last April. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez/Acquinity Sports Acquinity Sports served notice this afternoon that although they may be a new …


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Mariana “La Barby” Juarez in Playboy

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

The August issue of Playboy Mexico, will feature WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “La Barby” Juarez, and yes, she has signed a contract to appear nude in the pages of the world’s most famous men’s magazine. The move is expected to catapult Juarez, who is both a boxer and an actress, further toward international stardom. In other “La Barby” news, Juarez says she will be vacating her WBC belt citing difficulties in making the weight. She blamed weight issues as one of the main causes for her lackluster performance against Shindo Go last Saturday in Ontario, California. Now she’s targeting Jackie Nava for her next big fight. (more…)

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez The August issue of Playboy Mexico, will feature WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “La Barby” Juarez, …


UFC

UFC Magazine debuts Roots of Fight Legends Series

UFC® Magazine, the official publication of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, will debut Roots Of Fight™ UFC® Legends Series, a collaboration between Roots Of Fight™ and UFC® in the October/November issue of the magazine’s print and tablet edition. (more…)

UFC® Magazine, the official publication of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, will debut Roots Of Fight™ UFC® Legends Series, a collaboration …


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Guerrero, Aydin heats up

By Robert Hough

Selcuk Aydin: “You speak like a politician. You need to spend more time training and strengthening your jaw because I’m going to break it.”

Robert Guerrero: “Selcuk has no idea what I’ve been through….There’s always a concern when you move up in weight, because of the power….I’m willing to do the crazy things, do what most fighters aren’t willing to do, like move up two weight classes.”

Selcuk “Mini Tyson” Aydin showed Thursday that he may at least have some his namesake’s darker inclinations. The Turkish boxer blew off a conference call to discuss his July 28 fight with Robert Guerrero, but he jumped in about 30 minutes into the conversation for a quick blast of ugliness. (more…)

By Robert Hough Selcuk Aydin: “You speak like a politician. You need to spend more time training and strengthening your …



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Herrera-Mayfield headline August 17

By Francisco Salazar

Junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera and Karim Mayfield will fight in a scheduled 10 round bout on August 17th in San Francisco, CA, Thompson Boxing Promotions General Manager and matchmaker Alex Camponovo told Fightnews.com on Tuesday. The bout will headline the season-ending telecast of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” series.

“It’s a done deal,” said Camponovo, who represents the promotional company that promotes Herrera. No word yet on where the fight card will take place. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Junior welterweights Mauricio Herrera and Karim Mayfield will fight in a scheduled 10 round bout on August …


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Frampton-Martinez for Euro title in Belfast

Carl Frampton will face Kiko Martinez for the European and IBF Inter Continental super bantamweight titles on September 22 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On the undercard, Paul McCloskey aiming to get back on track after his defeat to DeMarcus Corley in May. Eamonn O’Kane, who won the all-Irish Prizefighter tournament on the same bill in Belfast that night and he features on the card, as does former British featherweight champion Martin Lindsay and unbeaten flyweight prospect Jamie Conlan.

Carl Frampton will face Kiko Martinez for the European and IBF Inter Continental super bantamweight titles on September 22 at …


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Riddle ready to make his move

Expect to see the mean mugging left at home when smiling welterweights Matthew Riddle and Chris Clements open up UFC 149’s Pay-Per-View main card on Saturday night in Calgary. But that’s not bad news for those expecting plenty of bang for their buck; these two will slug it out, it’s just that they’ll do with wide grins on their faces. Yeah, it’s odd, but not to Riddle . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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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

Expect to see the mean mugging left at home when smiling welterweights Matthew Riddle and Chris Clements open up UFC …


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Pagara-Montoya rematch August 18th

The rematch between Jason Pagara (28-2, 17 KOs) of the Philippines and Rosbel Montoya (16-3-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico is set for August 18th in Cebu City, Philippines. Montoya shocked Pagara last September defeating Pagara by unanimous decision ending Pagara’s 17 fight win streak. Montoya opened many eyes at the initial press conference for that fight by claiming he had an actual record of 34-4-1, 29 KOs and not the 12-2-1, 11 KOs mark that was announced. No one knows what Montoya’s actual record is, but Pagara is said to be in tremendous shape and ready to reverse the outcome. The fight will once again be at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino and is promoted by ALA Boxing promotions. While the first bout was a ten-rounder, the rematch is scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBO International jr. welterweight championship on the line along with a likely world ranking for the winner.

The rematch between Jason Pagara (28-2, 17 KOs) of the Philippines and Rosbel Montoya (16-3-1, 13 KOs) of Mexico is …



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The heavyweights need me

By Marco Huck, WBO cruiserweight world champion

I just read that Povetkin’s Manager Hrunov could not rule out a fight between his protégé (Alexander Povetkin) and (David) Haye. I’m surprised by this self-confidence. We saw last Saturday that Haye is an incredible fighter. From my own experience, I can’t say the same about Povetkin. Unfortunately, against Povetkin I also had to fight against the referee. This was clearly against me and unfortunately I was doomed. I still think I won against Povetkin. I’ve had both the clear and effective punches.

I remain interested in returning to heavyweight. I’d like to once again to have a chance to fight against Povetkin, to repair my mistake of not stopping him early. I would like to personally take the title from Povetkin to prove that my disappointment and anger over the decision are not unjustified. Then I would be ready to take on the Klitschkos or Haye. (more…)

By Marco Huck, WBO cruiserweight world champion I just read that Povetkin’s Manager Hrunov could not rule out a fight …


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Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez continues his heavy training at Mexico City’s Romanza Gym with trainer Nacho Beristain. Gonzalez finished the strength stage and begin sparring sessions with lefthanded fighters that resemble the style of his opponent, former WBO former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon on September 15 in Las Vegas. “Ponce is a dangerous opponent, a strong fighter who has a complicated style, but we have the strategy set out with my trainer….I have seen weaknesses and I think we’ll be the winner that night. This weekend in the early morning we’ll go to run in the Nevado de Toluca to further improve my physical condition,” said Gonzalez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez continues his heavy training at Mexico City’s Romanza Gym with …


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Martinez: It’s time for the chickens to come out of the hen house

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Ed Diller, Top Rank/DiBella Entertainment

Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez finally gets his wish on Saturday, September 15th, when he faces WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. on HBO Pay-Per-View at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. “We were calm because we knew that at some point things would work themselves out,” states Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs) of his state of mind as he waited over a year for the chance to regain his WBC title and land a marquee fight. “It was a matter of patience.”

We should all be familiar with this storyline by now: Martinez won the middleweight championship against Kelly Pavlik in April 2010 and was only able to defend it once before being stripped of the WBC title for not defending it against mandatory challenger Sebastian Zbik, a fighter whom HBO refused to approve as an opponent for Martinez. The WBC subsequently vacated the title, paving the way for Chavez Jr. to fight for it on HBO against the same Sebastian Zbik. In order to appease the frustrated Martinez, the WBC created a Diamond middleweight title that the Argentine won via 8th round TKO against formerly undefeated junior middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk, another relatively unknown fighter that HBO somehow approved. The WBC promised Martinez that the Chavez Jr.-Zbik winner would have to immediately defend the title against the Martinez-Dzinziruk winner. (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi Photos: Ed Diller, Top Rank/DiBella Entertainment Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez finally gets his wish on Saturday, September …



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Tyson Marquez/Caballero-Garcia Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has confirmed that Hernan “Tyson” Marquez will remain the WBA regular flyweight world champion after his decision not to leave the division. Marquez received special permission from the WBA Championships Committee to fight a ten-round non-title super flyweight bout last Saturday against Fernando Lucamad. Marquez is now aiming to unify with WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria in September. Marquez also owes a mandatory fight to WBA interim flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco.

Meanwhile, the WBA has received featherweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero’s request for reconsideration by the WBA Championship Committee regarding the troubled situation involving the mandatory fight with Mikey Garcia. The Committee will have ten working days from Monday (July 16) to announce its ruling.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA has confirmed that Hernan “Tyson” Marquez will remain the WBA regular flyweight world champion …


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Broner-Escobedo final presser

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

In the final press conference for the highly anticipated “Battle on the Banks”, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (23-0 19 KOs) looks to prove he is “Mr. HBO” but to do this he will need to beat Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs). In what seems to be Broner’s last fight at super featherweight, he is looking to make a statement on his way out of this weight class by defending his title on Saturday night. As usual the Broner camp does not lack confidence and Andrew Williams the co-promoter from R & R promotions showed how confident they are by describing Adrien Broner as the following, “He has the offense of a Sugar Ray Leonard, he has the defense of Pernell Whitaker, he has the Knockout power of Mike Tyson, the skill level of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the charisma of Roy Jones Jr.”

Adrien Broner was just as confident by stating “July 21 is just another day in the ring for me. I’ll come in laughing and dancing. I like to have fun with it. He’s coming to my hometown and I’m excited. I don’t know him and I don’t want to know him. I’m in the hurt business and I’m gonna handle Escobedo.” (more…)

By Clint Rosser Photos: Pat Lovell – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy In the final press conference for the highly anticipated “Battle on …


Scale Watch

Weights from Rhode Island

Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Thursday night’s professional boxing event presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports on Thursday at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Michael Walchuk 166
Jesse Oltmanns 215 vs. Matt Godfrey 220
Keith Kozlin 172 vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez 171
Rahman Yusubov 160 vs. Thomas Falowo 159
Kevin Cobbs 178 vs. Donte Wiggins 183
Dennis Ogboo 168 vs. Benny Costantino 165
Zack Ramsey 140 vs. Damon Antoine 139
Luis Cruz 139 vs. Jansy Rivera 137

Listed below are final weights for all the participants in Thursday night’s professional boxing event presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic …


Announcement

Nani Marrero Passes

By Robert Coster

Former jr welterweight contender Adriano “Nani” Marrero passed from a heart attack on Tuesday in Santiago in his native Dominican Republic. Marrero fought in the mid-70s and early 80s, scoring victories over contenders Maurice “Termite” Watkins, Josue Marquez and former world champ Saul Mamby. He twice fought WBA Cchampion Antonio Cervantes, losing a controversial 10 round decision then a much clearer verdict over 15 rounds with the title at stake (Nov. 11, 1977). Nani was a skillful boxer with a good chin but his career was hampered by a lack of power. Marrero retired in 1983 with a final record of 29-16-3 with 4 KOs. He was 61 at the time of his passing. He will be missed.

By Robert Coster Former jr welterweight contender Adriano “Nani” Marrero passed from a heart attack on Tuesday in Santiago in …


Boxing News

Jones-Levedev Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA announced on Wednesday that WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones and the WBA interim cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev have reached an agreement and therefore Thursday’s scheduled purse bid was cancelled. The date and place will be announced in the coming days.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA announced on Wednesday that WBA cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones and the WBA interim …


Boxing News

WV2-Rafa undercard announced

“The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico,” with former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will include 10 bouts on August 4 at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View. “We completed the show with 10 bouts and great Puerto Rican prospects,” said promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president. “We will have former world champions as Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., Rafael Marquez and Rocky Martinez in regional title fights and also world contenders like Miguel Beltran Jr., Juan Mercedes and Jorge Melendez in action. There will be a great card.” (more…)

“The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico,” with former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will include 10 bouts …


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6 Questions with unbeaten Art Hovhannisyan

At 30, Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) is a six-year pro who remains highly regarded even though he has fought only 75 rounds in his career – an average of about 12 a year. This Friday, July 20, in what should be an exciting main event on Showtime, the Glendale, Calif.-based Armenian faces always-dangerous, hard-hitting former World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight champion Miguel Acosta (29-5-2, 23 KOs) at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. In a compelling co-feature, talented unbeaten Roman Morales (10-0, 6 KOs), of San Ardo, Calif., meets Alexis Santiago (11-2-1 5 KOs), of Phoenix, Ariz., in an eight-round super bantamweight bout. (more…)

At 30, Art Hovhannisyan (14-0-2, 8 KOs) is a six-year pro who remains highly regarded even though he has fought …


UFC

Super Six – Memorable Cheick Kongo Moments

A senior member of the UFC’s heavyweight division, Cheick Kongo will enter the Octagon for the 17th time this Saturday night in Calgary when he faces off against up and comer Shawn Jordan in UFC 149 action. So what has kept the Frenchman around so long – try a willingness to fight anyone and the ability to hang with whoever dares to face him. And whether he’s won or lost, more often the not, fans will leave the arena talking about him, and that’s always worth something . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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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

A senior member of the UFC’s heavyweight division, Cheick Kongo will enter the Octagon for the 17th time this Saturday …


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Berrio faces Zuniga tomorrow

By Rick Scharmberg

Boxing returns to Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartegena, Colombia tomorrow night, when former world champion Alejandro Berrio (32-5, 29 KOs) meets fellow Colombian banger and former 3-time world title challenger Fulgencio Zuniga (24-5-1, 29 KOs) in a ten round light heavyweight bout. Berrio won the vacant title in a return bout with Robert Steiglitz on March 3, 2007, stopping the formerly unbeaten Steiglitz in the third round. He lost the title in his next bout, getting stopped in Canada by Lucian Bute in eleven rounds. Barrio has won his last six fights, four by knockout. This bout will be Zuniga’s first since dropping a unanimous decision to Tavoris Cloud in an attempt to lift Cloud’s IBF light heavyweight title back on December 17, 2010. Zuniga twice challenged for the world super middleweight title, losing to Denis Inkin in 2008 and Lucian Bute in 2009.

By Rick Scharmberg Boxing returns to Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartegena, Colombia tomorrow night, when former world champion Alejandro Berrio …


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Unbeaten super middles collide Sept 29

A big September 29 boxing tripleheader at MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be announced later this week. In the main event, undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) takes on undefeated prospect Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 KOs). In the televised undercard bouts, undefeated former two-division world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-0, 18 KOs) takes on Isaac Chilemba (19-1-1, 9KOs), and Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) squares off against former three-time world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs). All three bouts will be aired on HBO.

A big September 29 boxing tripleheader at MGM Grand at Foxwoods will be announced later this week. In the main …


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Maccarinelli comments on positive doping test

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli has commented a drug test that came back dirty after his most recent fight. “Following my fight against Shane McPhilbin in March, I was extremely surprised and disturbed to have tested positive for a banned substance known as methylhexaneamine. I purchased a product called Dexaprine that contained this banned substance from a combat magazine. The advert stated that it was an approved substance and I checked the ingredients which had no reference to any banned substance that I was aware of. In fact, it also stated that it was suitable for athletes. I have since found out that this ‘fat burner’ contained a substance and consequently I failed a dope test, albeit with a very low reading. I wish to state that this substance was in no way used to gain any advantage in the ring or enhance my performance and whilst I appreciate that it may look that way, I would certainly never cheat or cut corners in my preparation.” (more…)

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli has commented a drug test that came back dirty after his most recent fight. …


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Hernandez-Ross set for September 15

IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on mandatory challenger Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) on September 15 at the Stechert Arena in Bamberg, Germany. In Troy Ross, currently number three in the IBF rankings, Hernandez faces a tricky opponent. “He is very quick, agile and throws hard punches,” said Hernandez. “I saw his title bout against Steve Cunningham back in June 2010. He was really strong but had to stop the fight due to a heavy cut. He was really unfortunate and will try everything to beat me and become the new world champion.” Tickets for the big fight night at the Stechert Arena will be available at the end of the week.

IBF cruiserweight world champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on mandatory challenger Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) …


Boxing News

Broner: This is my last fight at 130

WBO junior lightweight champion Adrien Broner said Wednesday that he’s planning to move up in weight after Saturday’s showdown with #1 challenger Vicente Escobedo at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. “This will be my last fight at 130lbs and I’m going to go out with a bang,” said Broner. “I’m young, I’m 22, I’m still growing. It’s time for me to go up. After this fight there wouldn’t be a reason for me to stay. I’m just gonna go up and give the lightweights hell.”

WBO junior lightweight champion Adrien Broner said Wednesday that he’s planning to move up in weight after Saturday’s showdown with …


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Hernandez battles Woods for IBS women’s lightweight title!

Angelee Gardner of Syndicate Promotions will present three IBS title fights Saturday, July 28th at the Columbus, Civic Center in Columbus GA. Headlining is a battle for the women’s IBS world lightweight title contest featuring Melissa “HurricanShark” Hernandez (16-3-3) from Puerto Rico but now fighting out of Miami Beach, FL against “Notorious” Nicole Woods (11-9-2, 3 KOs) of Stone Mountain, GA. (more…)

Angelee Gardner of Syndicate Promotions will present three IBS title fights Saturday, July 28th at the Columbus, Civic Center in …


Boxing News

Broner-Escobedo workout

Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy

Undefeated WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner works out on Wednesday in Cincinnati, Ohio during a media day in preparation for Saturday’s world title defense against NABO Junior Lightweight Champion and number one rated WBO junior lightweight contender Vicente Escobedo at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati which will be broadcast live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Escobedo also worked out for the fans and press (more…)

Photos: Pat Lovell / Hoganphotos – Golden Boy Undefeated WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner works out on Wednesday …


UFC

2012’s unofficial half-year awards: The Fights

The Highly Unofficial Half-Year awards are almost over, so enough yapping, you know what you’re here for – the best fights of the first half of 2012 . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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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

The Highly Unofficial Half-Year awards are almost over, so enough yapping, you know what you’re here for – the best …


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Bryant ready for IBO title try

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Bryant

“Rowland is this special, quiet guy which you should fear the most. But if you are in the ring against him it’s too late – you can see this anger, this power he puts in every punch. After the Andrade stoppage, he was mad that the referee broke off the fight because he wanted to hit him more, inflict more pain. You cannot teach this,” – said Josue Aguilar, trainer of Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11 KO), who on August 2 at Roseland Ballroom in New York will challenge undefeated South African Thomas Oosthuisen (19-0, 13 KO) for the International Boxing Organization super middleweight title.

Bryant, who was always a boxing enigma, shocked many people when he stopped former IBF title challenger Librado Andrade last April in Texas and in this Fightnews interview, Bryant is confident, that getting IBO title will be just the beginning. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Team Bryant “Rowland is this special, quiet guy which you should fear the most. But if …


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Canelo-Lopez presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

It was a beautiful Tuesday in the “City of Angels” as WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) and WBC silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18KOs) were on hand Tuesday at Father Sera Park at the historic Placita Olvera (Olvera Street Plaza) in Los Angeles to officially announce their September 15 showdown taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In attendance and welcoming everyone was Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who described the magnitude of the event. “This card is going to be like a pay-per-view you don’t have to pay for. This will be a free-per-view,” he said. “Heart counts a lot in boxing and Canelo better be careful because Josesito is going to come to break Canelo’s jaw like he did to Victor Ortiz. These two deserve to fight on this day and Josesito has earned it the hard way with his fists!” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda It was a beautiful Tuesday in the “City of Angels” as WBC super …


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