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Japanese genius Tanaka aims to win WBO 105lb belt in 5th pro bout

Japanese genius Tanaka aims to win WBO 105lb belt in 5th pro bout

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF 105-pound champ, 19-year-old prospect Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight for the vacant WBO ...

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Martirosyan: I have to make sure Charlo fails the test

Martirosyan: I have to make sure Charlo fails the test

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Once-beaten world ranked super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) participated in a media workout on Monday ...

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Jhonny: I am absolutely looking for the knockout and I believe I will get it

Jhonny: I am absolutely looking for the knockout and I believe I will get it

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Current WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) participated in a media workout on Monday at the ...

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Bryant Jennings preparing for big transitions to come

Bryant Jennings preparing for big transitions to come

Story & file photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com With about one month to go before his April 25th world heavyweight title shot ...

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Saguilan defeats Villasana Jr.

Saguilan defeats Villasana Jr.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel Jr welterweight Nery "Pantera" Saguilan (32-4-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Boxing News

Johnson rejects Bute offer

Former world champion and current top super middleweight contender Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) has rejected an offer from the promoters of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. While not disclosing the exact offer, Team Johnson states it is “significantly more than a million dollars less than the $1.35 million offer made to first potential opponent, Kelly Pavlik.” Johnson believes the Bute camp is not serious about fighting him. “I believe that they’re low-balling me very badly, mainly because they don’t want the fight to happen. So, a way to get out is to try to low-ball where they think we won’t accept it, instead of saying ‘we don’t want to fight Glen Johnson.’ I’ve been around long enough to know when somebody’s serious about an offer and I believe the fighter himself wants to compete but the promoter is afraid of stepping him up a level. They want to keep him safe. They don’t have the confidence in him they should have. He’s a good fighter. He should have a great fight and maybe he wins and maybe he loses, but he’s ready for that fight.”

Part of the problem, says Johnson, is that Bute’s team remembers how it went when the two sparred in training previously. “Bute knows the competition coming his way. I know he can compete well and he knows I can. We know each other and both of us know it’s not an easy fight. I think the promoter has to have a little more courage with their fighter. Don’t try to keep me from accepting by low-balling me.”



August 12th, 2011



Boxing News

Palacios, Torres ready

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Both WBA minimuweight interim world champion Juan Palacios and challenger Armando Torres declared themselves ready at the final presser for their clash Saturday at the Convention Center in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico, organized by Promociones del Pueblo. In the co-feature, featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Román meets ‘Marvin’ Rodriguez for the WBC Fecombox. Also Rodgers Mtagwa meets Pedro “Vaquero” Navarrete.
A full house is expected at the Convention Center. (more…)



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Teper to fight in Kissimmee, FL

German heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper (6-0, 4 KOs) is currently in training camp with WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin in Hamburg to get in shape for his next fights. Promoter Ahmet Oner will take his “rough diamond“ to the USA for two more fights in August and September: “Erkan will fight on August 26th in Kissimmee, Florida. If he wins that bout and doesn’t get injured we will do another fight in September.” Oner wants his fighter to stay as busy as possible – and Erkan himself likes the idea of taking the fast track to the top. “I have no problems fighting every three or four weeks”, states Teper. “As an amateur I fought every weekend plus four or five times in one week at the big tournaments. Of course, professional boxing is a completely different thing and you can’t compare the efforts to the amateurs. Still I want to make as many fights as possible to gain experience. Fighting is something you only learn when you’re actually doing it.”



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

New main event in OC

New main event for Roy Englebrecht Promotions’ Fight Club OC show this coming Thursday, August 18th in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. “Received a call yesterday morning that undefeated 9-0 heavyweight Lionel Davis has pulled out of the bout with Andre Carthron, deciding he didn’t want to fight Carthron, in what would have been an excellent match up,” promoter Roy Englebracht informed Fightnews. Matchmaker Whit Haydon immediately went to work and Thursday afternoon lined up a six rounder that will feature Ukraine prospect David Tabatadze (7-1, 1 KO) now training in Southern California facing always tough Lester Gonzalez (12-4-2, 6 KOs) out of San Diego. The matchup will be fought at 163 pounds.



August 12th, 2011

Feature Story

Agbeko: Dream killer

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko has one thing on his mind when he faces undefeated Abner Mares in the finals of Showtime’s bantamweight tournament – to kill Mares dreams.

It might sound worse than what it is but the Ghana born fighter, who carries the torch of great Ghanaian fighters like Azumah Nelson and Ike Quartey, has no interest in seeing Abner Mares’ dreams of being the bantamweight champion come to fruition. Especially if the Mexican’s dreams get in the way of his own. . . . click here for full story



August 12th, 2011

UFC

Win or wait for Henderson

Ben Henderson has been down the road to a title shot before. It feels like yesterday, yet it was 32 months ago, when a lanky 5-foot-9, 25-year-old from Glendale, Ariz., with long, flowing hair that when put in a bun is called “Benson Bunnies” by his MMA Lab teammates, debuted in the WEC with a 42-second guillotine choke submission of Anthony Njokuani .. . . Click here for more by Jon Lane, UFC.com

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August 12th, 2011

UFC

Video: Strikeforce’s Rousey

STRIKEFORCE is LIVE tonight on SHOWTIME 11PM ET/PT


For more on Strikeforce, or this Friday’s card on Showtime, visit Strikeforce.com 



August 12th, 2011

Feature Story

Tourney to produce bantam star

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Despite the fact that two of the arguably best bantamweights declined to enter, Showtime’s bantamweight tournament has featured some great fights and will conclude on Saturday with an exceptional matchup between undefeated Abner Mares and the tough as nails Joseph Agbeko. If you had any complaints before the tournament started due to a lack of star power, the finale will likely silence all of the haters as a new star in the bantamweight division will be born . . . click here for full story



August 12th, 2011

Announcement

Scott LeDoux passes

Former heavyweight contender Scott LeDoux has passed away at the age of 62 after a long battle with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. LeDoux fought a who’s who of his era’s top heavyweights including George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Leon Spinks, Ken Norton, Ron Lyle, Mike Weaver and Greg Page among others and was later a popular commentator for ESPN and the head of the Minnesota Boxing Commission. The Fightnews.com staff sends our condolences to the LeDoux family.



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Angulo finally ready to return

WBC #2 super welterweight Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (19-1, 16 KOs) is finally ready to come off the shelf after over a year of inactivity. After reaching a settlement with his prior promoter Gary Shaw Productions, Angulo has now signed with Golden Boy Promotions. “I believe Golden Boy Promotions is the right company to further my career and achieve my goals in boxing,” said Angulo. “I can’t wait to become Golden Boy’s next world champion.” A date and opponent for Angulo’s Golden Boy debut will be announced shortly, but he will fight a tune-up fight next Saturday in Mexicali, Mexico.



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Calderon back to 105

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world champion Ivan Calderon is dropping weight slowly and says that on October 28 he expects to regain the WBO 105lb title against reigning monarch Raul Garcia in a bout that will take place during the WBO Convention in Puerto Rico. “I’m working now to easily reach that weight,” said Calderon. “And I am training to fight Garcia or anyone in that division. We’ll show that I still have.” Calderon, 34-2-1 and only six knockouts, said the rest after his second loss to Giovanni Segura has suited him both physically, as well as for motivation. “I still feel like the world champion in Puerto Rico that took the 105 and 108 titles. Last week I was at 127, now I’m at 122.5 and at the end of the month will be on 118 and in the remaining two months I’ll safely arrive at 105 pounds.”



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Australia

After spending four years in the USA, Michael Katsidis “The Great” will return to fight in Australia against Mexican Michael Lozada at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday. Katsidis, the two time lightweight world champion, will move up to junior welterweight for this bout in preparation for a potential fight with Mexican superstar and multiple world title winner Erik Morales later in the year.

Michael Katsidis 140 vs. Michael Lozada 140
Nestor Rocha 126 vs. Jack Asis 125.25
Jarrod Fletcher 160 vs. Arnel Tinampay: 156
Israel Kani 170.25 vs. Chris Fox 174.5
Knox Mohenoa 207 vs. Brett Peters 204
Ron Bradford 183.5 vs. James Chan 183.5
Braydon Smith 125.25 vs. David Smith 121.75
Mick Shaw 136.25 vs. Brett Smith 137.5
Venue: Gold Coast Convention Centre, Broadbeach, QLD, Australia
Promoter: Brendon Smith
Tickets: www.ticketek.com.au



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Agbeko-Mares Video Update

Al Bernstein of SHOWTIME Sports reports from Las Vegas where Joseph King Kong Agbeko and Abner Mares are prepared to crucial final match of The Bantamweight Tournament. Live on SHOWTIME Saturday August 13th at 10pm ET/PT.



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Caballero to El Paso

Sept 15 Arreola fight scratched

By Francisco Salazar

Looks like the proposed Jhonny Gonzalez world title defense against Roinet Caballero will not take place at the Convention Center in Ontario, CA as originally planned, promoter Dan Goossen told Fightnews.com on Thursday afternoon. The fight will still occur on September 15th, but will instead take place at the County Coliseum in El Paso, TX. Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola was also scheduled to fight on the card in Ontario, which is near his hometown of Riverside. However, according to Goossen, he is no longer fighting on that date. “We are looking to bring Chris back later this year and attempt to have him fight for a world title in 2012,” said the head of Goossen Tutor Promotions. ESPN Deportes is rumored to televise the fight.



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Antonio Diaz 150 vs. Ernesto Zepeda 150.4
Andrew Cancio 135.6 vs. Lowell Brownfield 134.6
Jose Antonio Vargas 133.8 vs. Manuel Sarabia 134.8
Humberto Zatarain 125.8 vs. Rocco Espinoza 125
Angel Osuna 152.6 vs. Raul Rodriguez 154
Kenny Williams 139 vs. Marcos Rojas 139.8
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura
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August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from St Charles, MO

Photos: Craig Walker

Antwone Smith 148.8 vs. Kermit Cintron 149.5
Dannie Williams 135.5 vs. Antonio Cervantes 135.5
Dean McBaine 141.5 vs. Troy White 148
Alonzo Toney 230 vs. Todd Brown 203
Tim Franklin 157 vs. Nate Kempa 153.5
Bryan Dailey 185 vs. Shawn Hammack 180.5
Lawrence Hughes 142.5 vs.Keandre Gibson 143
Ricky Lacefield 115 vs. Stephon Young 114
Venue: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, MO
Promoter: Rumble Time Promotions
TV: ESPN2 another photo



August 12th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Rey Sanchez

Ed Paredes 147 vs. Juliano Ramos 146.25
Carlos Buitrago 104.25 vs. Felipe Rivas 106.5
Luis Ortiz 229 vs. Aaron Lyons 237.75
Richard Abril 135 vs. Sergio Rivera 139.25
Yoandris Salinas 123 vs. Felipe Almanza 121.75
Yoelvis Gamboa 140.5 vs. Larry Yanez 139
Trevis Hall 123.5 vs. Sergio Aguilar 124
Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Live
Promoter: Dream Team Boxing (more…)



August 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Slideshow: Mares-Agbeko presser


Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s final press conference for Showtime’s “The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All,” headlining  Joseph King Kong Agbeko vs. Abner Mares  . . . Click here for more



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Sanchez II ready in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Everything is ready for the “Orgullo Mexicano” card on Saturday at the Sports Tlalli in Tlalnepantla, Mexico State. The featured fighters Ibeth Zamora, Yacksury Gordon, Salvador Sanchez II, Adam Garcia and Carlos Zarate Jr. were in the company of the promoter Fausto Daniel Garcia at today’s press conference. (more…)



August 11th, 2011

UFC

The wait is over!

Edgar-Maynard III headlines UFC 136

The wait for the much-anticipated third fight between UFC® lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and unbeaten top contender Gray Maynard is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that Edgar and Maynard will settle the score when the organization returns to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on Saturday, Oct. 8. If one major title fight wasn’t enough, UFC officials also confirmed that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will defend his crown against the always-dangerous Kenny Florian. (more…)



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

De La Mora: I can beat Kameda

With a great preparation and a firm conviction that he can defeat Koki Kameda, David “Morita” De La Mora of Tijuana, Mex, called a press conference earlier today at his alma mater of the University Center of Tijuana and where he stated to the amassed media that he would travel to Japan and bring back the world title because, “it would be a great gift for Tijuana.”

“Morita” (23-0, 16KOs) will challenge Kameda (25-1, 16KOs) for the WBA bantamweight title on Wednesday, August 31st, in his first opportunity for a world title while Kameda will be defending the title for the second time. The bout will take place at the Nihon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

“I am very motivated because not only is it a dream for me to become a world champion, it is a dream for my whole family,” De La Mora stated. (more…)



August 11th, 2011

UFC

Strikeforce at the scales


Photo by Josh Hedges/Strikeforce

From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Strikeforce: Gurgel vs. Duarte, airing Friday, August 12 at 11 pm ET/PT on Showtime.

Jorge Gurgel (154) vs. Joe Duarte (155)
Danillo Villefort (186) vs. Nate James (185)
Pat Healy (155) vs. Eric Wisely (156)
Ronda Rousey (146) vs. Sarah D’Alelio (146)
Roy Jones (204) vs. Derrick Mehmen (205)

Gian Villante (205) vs. Keith Berry (204)
Nah-Shon Burrell (171) vs. Lukasz Lez (169)
Mike Bronzoulis (169) vs. Chad Leonhardt (171)
Sterling Ford (156) vs. Milton Viera (155)
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For more on Strikeforce, or this Friday’s card on Showtime, visit Strikeforce.com 



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Injury KOs Ramos-Rodela

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos will not be allowed to fight against David Rodela on Saturday night, manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Thursday afternoon. Ramos and Rodela were scheduled to fight in a 10 round bout on the undercard of the Joseph Agbeko-Abner Mares world title bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. However, according to Espinoza, Ramos was assaulted on Tuesday afternoon by three young men while jogging along the Santa Ana River near his hometown of Santa Ana, CA. Ramos (19-0, 8 KO’s) had his iPod and identification stolen and was apparently scratched by one of the assailants with a box cutter along with getting punched to the head. A physician ran tests on Ramos, which included a CT scan, and concluded that Ramos suffered a mild concussion. “Luis is very disappointed that he is not going to fight on Saturday,” said Espinoza, who also manages Mares. “However, when a doctor recommends for Luis not to fight, we have to error on the side of caution. We would love to fight David on a Telefutura show down the line, but we’ll wait and see.” No word yet from Golden Boy, who promotes Ramos, if an opponent is being sought for Rodela (15-4-3, 6 KO’s). Ramos is coming off an eight round unanimous decision victory over former world title holder Francisco Lorenzo in June.



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Agbeko, Mares face off

By Andreas Hale
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Joseph King Kong Agbeko stares down unbeaten Abner Mares at today’s press conference held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. On Saturday, live on SHOWTIME, Mares and Agbeko will fight in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All. Stay tuned for more photos from today’s presser.

Agbeko: “It feels so good to be back. The Hard Rock Hotel is like my home and the place where I made my U.S. debut. This is my second home. Abner Mares has a dream to be world champion. I have a dream to by #1 pound for pound in the world. My dream isn’t just to be champion. Losing this fight would not give me that opportunity. I have no choice but to win. Mares has a dream but ‘King Kong’ is here to kill that dream.”

Mares: “I’m at the finals and I’m very happy to be here. My last fight against Vic Darchinyan was tough. Now I’m facing Joseph Agbeko and this fight will be tough as well. I’m not nervous though. I’m excited. I’m ready to make my dream come true for me and my family. I cannot lose on August 13th and there is no defeat in my mind right now. This Mexican is ready for war!”



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Trout offers Wolak title shot

Upon reading recent interviews with popular slugger Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak and his new manager, Cameron Dunkin, WBA Light Middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) has the following message: “I’ll fight you.” Trout says he’d be happy to accommodate Wolak and company’s desire to fight for a title. “I’ll put my belt up against him. He’s not winning it, but I’ll put it on the line so he can say he fought for a title.” (more…)



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Omar Chavez headlines Sept 3

Omar “Businessman” Chávez is training at the Montiel Gym in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, for his next fight on September 3. Chavez (26-0-1 with 19 KOs) will be headlining the show. Possible opponents include Luciano Cuello and Jorge “Maromerito” Páez Jr.



August 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Allan Green returns Saturday

The undercard has been announced for this Saturday’s (August 13) boxing event at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, featuring the long-awaited professional boxing debut of legendary street brawler Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.

The four-round heavyweight battle between Slice and Saint Charles, Missouri’s James Wade (0-1) will be supported by the return of former super middleweight contender Allan “Sweetness” Green (29-3, 20 KO’s) against Harrisburg, Arkansas’ Craig Gandy (7-4-1, 6 KOs) in a cruiserweight eight rounder. (more…)



August 11th, 2011

Feature Story

Agbeko, Mares Speak

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In an eagerly awaited matchup this Saturday, Joseph King Kong Agbeko will defend his IBF bantamweight title against unbeaten WBC Silver bantamweight champion Abner Mares in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The 12-round bout between between the New York-based Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) of Accra, Ghana and the unbeaten Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will take place at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Agbeko, who will be making his fourth consecutive appearance on SHOWTIME, and Mares, who’ll be making his third in a row on the network, were scheduled to meet last April 23, but the fight was postponed when Agbeko was injured moments after his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport for fight week. Doctors diagnosed the champion with sudden onset sciatica, a back injury. (more…)



August 11th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares’ time is here

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Abner Mares took a very interesting route in arriving to where he is at now, which is a victory away from winning a world title belt this Saturday night.

Losing a controversial decision at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, a successful pro debut in 2005, followed by quality victories over some of the top fighters at 118 pounds were some of the highlights Mares as experienced . . . click here for more



August 11th, 2011

UFC

Wineland just getting started

When did 27 years old become “old”? Eddie Wineland is not old. Nor is he even slowing down. With this influx of younger and younger talent into the UFC’s lighter weight classes, there seems to be a misconception that a guy having a fight dating back to 2003 on his record must mean he’s ancient. Quite the contrary, it means Wineland is a veteran of cracking skulls and he started doing it when he was even younger than those new recruits are now. And judging by Wineland’s last five fights – he’s getting better at it .. . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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August 11th, 2011




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