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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) ...

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Boxing Result

Chinese contender Zhong wins

By Robert Coster

Chinese jr flyweight contender Xiong Zhao Zhong, ranked by the 4 main boxing bodies, continued on his quest to become his country’s first world champion by knocking out rival Lee Gui Hun of Korea in 4 rounds. Zhong(18-3,11Kos), a standard bearer of professional boxing in China, hopes to land a title shot soon. In his fight with Gun, the barrel-chested young Chinese displayed not only power but great improvement in his defensive skills. The fight was held at the Expo Garden Hotel in Kumming , China and televised by Yunan Television and Zovi Promotions.



March 27th, 2012

UFC

UFC updates

The Heavyweights Take Over Memorial Day Weekend In Vegas – Tix On Sale This Week: The world heavyweight championship is on the line as champion Junior dos Santos returns to the Octagon to defend the belt against striking star Alistair Overeem! Plus, former champions collide as Cain Velasquez takes on Frank Mir, and TUF winner Roy Nelson welcomes Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to the Octagon! UFC 146 presented by Bud Light – Saturday, May 26 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas – UFC Fight Club Presale starts Wednesday at noon PT, join today for first access to tickets!

Subscribe to UFC Magazine Today: Look for the new issue on newsstands, featuring covers with Jon Jones and Jim Miller

Keep Track of the TUF Live Tournament with the UFC.com TUF Bracket: Follow the matchups each week, or print it out and try to predict who will make it to the finale!

Tickets On Sale Now For UFC Fan Expo This July In Las Vegas: UFC Fan Expo returns to Las Vegas July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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March 27th, 2012


Boxing News

McCline fights Saturday in New Jersey

This Saturday night’s boxing event at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey, just got even bigger with the addition of four-time heavyweight title challenger Jameel McCline (40-11-3, 24 KOs) against Livin Castillo (16-11, 10 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. In the main event, rising super middleweight prospect, Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will take on his sternest test to date when he takes on veteran John Mackey (13-6-3, 6 KO’s) of Montgomery, Alabama in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. The show is promoted by Nedal Abuhumoud’s Nedal’s Promotions and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing. (more…)



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Ruiz-Parejo for WBA title Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Saturday at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, there is a WBA interim bantamweight title clash scheduled between titleholder Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1, 26 KOs) and unbeaten Yonfre Parejo (11-0-1, 4 KOs) of Venezuela. The card, billed as “Fire in Los Cabos” will also have two notable female fights and one for a WBC silver belt. Ana Maria Torres (27-3-3, 15 KOs) defends her WBC female super flyweight title against Maria Miranda (14-7, 9 KOs) and IBF World female miniumweight beltholder faces Susana Cruz Perez (10-3, 5 KOs). In a clash for the WBC silver lightweight title, Alejandro Sanabria (31-1-1, 24 KOs) takes on Balweg Bangoyam (17-5, 7 KOs). The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing.



March 27th, 2012


Boxing News

2012 WBO Convention in Florida

The 25th Annual Convention WBO Silver Jubilee and Election will take place this October in Hollywood, Florida as announced today WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. The traditional WBO Convention, started in 1988, in this, its 25th Anniversary, is going to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from October 22 to October 26. The WBO Annual Convention was in Puerto Rico in 2011. As always, in the WBO Annual Convention is expected the presence of some of the WBO Champions, former Champions, contenders, prospects, known trainers, managers, promoters, officials, and other political, social and cultural personalities. Also at the Convention will be discussed various topics as rules, rankings, among others.



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Abraham ready, Wilczewski misses public training

Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) missed today´s public work-out in Kiel. Four days ahead of his showdown with King Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs), the Polish fighter was stuck at Munich airport. His connecting flight was cancelled due to nationwide airport strikes in Germany. “I will be there for Wednesday´s press conference,” he said. “This doesn´t bother me. The most important thing is that I will be in the ring on time. This little airport strike cannot keep me from beating Abraham on Saturday.”

King Arthur looked in brilliant shape during today´s public session with coach Ulli Wegner. “I don´t have to see Wilczewski today,” he said. “I have seen enough tapes of him together with my coach. He is a strong opponent. I will not underestimate him. But I will be victorious on Saturday night.”

In the co-featured main event, European Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (23-1, 9 KOs) will defend his title against Tony Averlant (17-5-2, 4 KOs) from France. “I am in good shape,” Gutknecht said. “Averlant wants my title but he will not get it.”



March 27th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sato wins WBC 115lb belt from Suriyan

By Joe Koizumi

Elongated Japanese Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12 KOs), 114.5, impressively captured the WBC super-flyweight belt as he dropped defending champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai (20-5-1, 7 KOs), 114.75, twice in the third session and withstood his retaliation to pound out a unanimous decision (116-110 and 114-112 twice) over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. It must be a strong candidate of Japan’s “Fight of the Year.” (More to come)



March 27th, 2012

Interview

“Hammerin” Hank ready to pound Williams!

Interview by Scott Ploof

“Hammerin” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) went from having a fight in high school to becoming the NABO lightweight champion eight years later at the age of 26. Today, at the age of 28, Lundy is the WBC #4, IBF #12, and WBO #7 ranked contender plus he is the current NABF lightweight champion. Lundy is one fight away from getting a shot at a world championship and standing in his way is “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (21-1, 17 KOs). Lundy vs. Williams is the headliner for this week’s ESPN2 Friday Nights. FightNews spoke with Lundy earlier this week about his career and his opponent. (more…)



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma admits he has no evidence

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez took his turn at bat Monday before attorney Alberto Arroyo, the official examiner appointed by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission, where he again apologized and also specifically apologized to referee Roberto Ramirez and his son of the same name for calling them “gamblers” and admitted that he hard no evidence to support his claims that were broadcast worldwide on Showtime following his KO loss to Orlando Salido.

“We hope that they consider that this is my way of life, my work,” said Lopez. “I was sincere. I have no evidence. I told the truth and asked for forgiveness and I apologized to Ramirez. I am a representative of the Puerto Rican flag and I apologize to the country. I already medical tests and will do more. We are waiting for my doctor Guillermo Campos to do a small knee operation in about two weeks and I will do other tests including an MRI. I feel great and have to wait for what the doctor and the Commission say. Of course, we will rest a while before returning to think about boxing.” (more…)



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Leapai ready for Johnson

By Brett Bonetti

Alex “The Lionheart” Leapai (25-3-3, 20 KO’s) will face American Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (25-1-1, 11KOs) for the IBF Australasian Heavyweight Title this Sunday at the Doomben Racecourse Ascot in Queensland Australia. Johnson has arrived in Australia and the war of words continued at today’s press conference. The fight was originally set for March 18, but was rescheduled after Johnson told promoter Noel Thornberry that he was suffering from the flu and needed two more weeks. Leapai is confident of a knockout victory over Johnson and is unbeaten in his last 17 fights.

“It’s not going the distance, someone is going to get knocked out and it isn’t going to be me. He has not faced a puncher like me,” Leapai said.

Johnson is also confident of victory with the former world title challenger saying “The Lionheart hasn’t met anyone like the Kingpin, I am going to end Leapai’s career, it will not last 8 rounds.” (more…)



March 27th, 2012

Boxing Result

Budler wins on points in a non-title clash

By Ron Jackson

IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler made hard work of outpointing novice Shamile Kortman over eight rounds in a non-title clash at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Monday night. Budler (47,50kg) stormed out at the first bell throwing wild punches at the retreating Kortman (47.05kg) and this was the pattern throughout the fight, In a contest that never rose to any heights neither fighter showed any decent boxing skills as Budler (20-1, 6 KOs) commanded the centre of the ring rushing into his opponent who resorted to holding throughout most of the eight rounds. Referee Tony Nyangiwe erred but not warning Kortman (7-1, 4 KOs) who had reach and height advantages which he failed to exploit. Judge Ben Ncapi and Phillip du Randt scored it 79-74 and 78-74 whilst the third judge Boitumelo Madiba had it a rather surprising 79-78.

In a welterweight contest former South African and three time “world” champion Isaac Hlatshwayo (66.20kg) returning to action after an absence of 20 months was a shadow of his former self when he was knocked out in the second round by Bongo Lipembo (66.50kg) (more…)



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Chris John workout

By Brett Bonetti

Current undefeated WBA world featherweight champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) is looking good as he works out at Harry’s Gym in Perth, Australia. John, the “WBA Fighter of Decade,” will make the 16th defense of his title at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore against Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday May 5th.

“The Dragon” is aiming for a KO or at least a TKO victory against Kimura and has been working on a special punch with trainer Craig Christian they are calling the Dragon Fist, “which will surely knock Kimura out,” John said.



March 27th, 2012

Boxing News

Adamek injured hand update

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

“Looks like my hand is like my chin – from stone. And of course Nagy Aguilera’s head is from steel,” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KO) after spending three hours having his swollen hands looked at by Dr. Charles Malone, one of the country’s best sports surgeons who helped late Arturo Gatti with all his hand surgeries. “I wasn’t optimistic when we went to see Dr. Malone,” said Adamek. “The left hand was swollen big time. I had some trouble moving my fingers, but in the end all is OK, no broken bones. Two of my joint capsules ruptured in third round and because of all this hitting I like to do in the ring, all the fluid just spread all over my fist. I need to take a two-week break from hitting the bag, and then everything will be normal. This is a freaky injury for me – I never had any problems with my hands, but after Saturday’s fight with Nagy both of them were giving me the problems.”

“Tomek is fine, he’s a tough guy inside and outside the ring. He will be ready for June 16 fight on NBC Sports Network,” said Ziggy Rozalski, adviser to the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion.



March 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Bundu keeps Euro 147 lb. title

Photos: Battista Sedani

European welterweight champ Leonard Bundu successfully retained his crown during the weekend in Brescia, Italy. The unbeaten Bundu (26-0-2) kept his unblemished record stopping fellow countryman Antonio Moscatiello (13-1) of Italy in round five of a scheduled twelve. It was a masterful performance for the African-born Bundu, whose mother hails from Florence, Italy: the defending Euro champ always looked in control, despite suffering a nasty cut in round three after an accidental clash of heads. Moscatiello tried his best, and he was the aggressor throughout most of the fight. Still, Bundu’s superior skills proved to be too much and the fight was over when Bundu connected with a vicious left uppercut to Moscatiello’s liver in round five.

On the same card, Italian heavyweight champion Matteo Modugno (11-0), fresh off his win over former contender Paolo Vidoz, stopped gatekeeper Adnan Buharalija (24-11-2) of Bosnia in round six of a scheduled eight. Boxe Loreni promoted the show. Click here for more photos…



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Lucian Bute becomes Canadian Citizen

IBF supermiddleweight champion Lucian Bute was sworn in as a Canadian Citizen earlier today at an official ceremony held at St-Dorothy Elementary School in the district of Saint-Michel in Montreal. Lucian was sworn in by Judge the Honorable Mr. Gilles Duguay and was visibly emotional during the entire procedure. Lucian was accompanied by InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard, head coach Stephan Larouche and his close friends from Romania and Canada. Lucian was pleasantly surprised to see so many media and journalists make the trip to witness this happy occasion.

“I just experienced one of the most important moments of my life,” stated Bute, who shared this Ceremony with 29 other newly inducted Canadian citizens. “I have been preparing for this day for the last 5 years. I felt like a true Quebecker and Canadian long ago, but today I am very proud to obtain my Canadian Citizenship. My origins are Romanian, but it is important to me to implicate myself fully in my adopted Country of Canada. I am very lucky to have been received so well in this Country since I set foot here for good in 2003. It is my choice to live here and it makes me happy to know I am a real Canadian citizen now.” (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Molina Camp wants fight result changed

The representatives of junior middleweight Carlos Molina have the following official response to his improper disqualification Saturday night against James Kirkland in a WBC Light Middleweight Semi-Final Elimination fight at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. “Referee Jon Schorle was in error of Texas rules last night when he disqualified Carlos Molina and therefore the fight must be changed to a No Contest ruling,” asserts Leon Margules, promoter of Chicago-based junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina.

Schorle, with assistance from Texas Commission officials and others at ringside, disqualified Molina, saying that his cornerman entered the ring while the round was ongoing because he was still delivering his standing eight count for the knockdown Molina suffered at the end of round 10. If a cornerman enters the ring during a round, a disqualification is possible, however, Margules points to Texas Commission Rule 61.41(K)(6), which states: When a round ends before a contestant who was knocked down rises, the bell shall not ring, and the count shall continue. If the contestant rises before the count of ten, the bell shall ring ending the round. (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

April 14 fight card in Hartford, CT

Professional boxing returns to Hartford, Saturday night, April 14 at the Connecticut Convention Center as Ring Promotions, in association with Big Six Entertainment, presents “Stepping Up.” The main event features the return of Hartford fan favorite Addy Irizarry (8-5, 2 KOs), who has been sidelined since November 20, 2010, when she fractured her ankle in a first-round loss to former International Female Boxing Association (“IFBA”) World welterweight champion Jill Emery. Irizarry is scheduled to face welterweight Sarah Kuhn (4-1-1, 1 KO) in an eight-round bout. (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Team Puerto Rico invades Oklahoma

Dibella Entertainment will be featuring two of it’s best fighters from “Team Puerto Rico” on April 27 in Oklahoma. Unbeaten super featherweight José “Sniper” Pedraza (7-0, 6 KOs) will be opening the event with a bout set for 8 rounds against an opponent which is yet to be announced. Co-featuring will be Luis “Orlandito” del Valle (15-0, 11 KOs), who will be going against Christopher Martin (23-1-3, 6 KOs) in a 10 round fight in the super bantamweight division. Del Valle is rated WBA #4 and WBO #8 at featherweight. The boxing card, which will be held at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, will feature as its main event a fight between current IBO Middleweight Champion Thomas Osthuizen (18-0, 13 KOs ) and Maxim Vlasov (23-1, 12 KOs).



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Brook returns July 7

Kell Brook will return to the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on July 7 after the huge success of his victory over Matthew Hatton at the venue last week. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants to build on Brook’s big night which saw 10,000 people packed into the Arena, and was also a huge ratings winner on Sky Sports. “It was a fantastic night in Sheffield for Kell and for British boxing, and I had no hesitation in putting him on in the Arena again,” said Hearn. “Kell delivered in a big way against Matthew [Hatton] and proved he is worth the hype. Now we will deliver another big night for him against a top name that we will announce soon.”



March 26th, 2012

UFC

UFC prepares to host biggest sporting event in UFC history

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® will return to Brazil for an epic sporting event as legendary fighters collide on the biggest fight card in UFC® history at UFC®147 at Joao Havelange Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on June 23, 2012. The largest crowd ever is expected for the highly anticipated rematch between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and American contender Chael Sonnen, a grudge match two years in the making. The event also features a live finale of The Ultimate Fighter Brasil™, the showdown between two Brazilians and icons of the sport – coaches Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva. (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Tenkai defends in Argentina

By Joe Koizumi

WBA female super-flyweight champ Tsunami Tenkai (18-3, 7 KOs), a cute Japanese girl, will defend her belt against WBA interim ruler Carolina Gutierrez (20-2, 13 KOs) in a unification bout staged by influential promoter Osvaldo Rivero in Cordoba, Argentina, on April 27. Tenkai used to be a football player, and she finely kicked soccer balls with precision into the balcony of the Korakuen Hall prior to her final exhibition on Sunday. Tenkai, 27, engaged in four- round sparring sessions with a couple of partners to show her good form. The champ looks forward to going to the country of football, Argentina, where she will meet Gutierrez, 35, in a unification bout. Tenkai said, “I hope to show a good performance before Argentine spectators.”



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Kessler to face Allan Green May 19

Three-time super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) will be moving up in weight on May 19 when he clashes with fellow Super Six World Boxing Classic contestant & power puncher Allan Green (31-3, 21 KOs) on May 19. The battle at Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium will be contested at light heavyweight, with the WBC World Championship (Silver) at stake. The winner will be in line to face WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Bernard Hopkins, who takes on Chad Dawson in Atlantic City on April 28. “We want Mikkel to cement his place in boxing history along the all-time greats by wining world titles in two weight classes,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at a press conference in Copenhagen today. “It is not going to be easy to face bigger and stronger opposition at a higher weight but the Viking Warrior has never turned down a challenge. We are thrilled to provide him with a new, a gigantic one. Before even thinking about Hopkins or Dawson, he needs to take out Allan Green, which is a high-risk fight.” (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Yanez dominates Rios

On Saturday, March 24, Luis “The Latin Legend” Yanez (7-0-1) scored an eight-round split decision over Joseph “Angel” Rios (10-7-2, 4 KOs) to retain his Texas flyweight title. The bout headlined a card promoted by Zeferino Entertainment at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza in San Antonio, Texas. Yanez’s superior speed and ring skills gave him the edge over Rios, who now has two losses and one draw with Yanez. Scorecards read 79-73 twice, for Yanez, and a questionable 77-75 in favor of Rios. In other results: In a bout for the Texas jr. middleweight title, Quinton Whitaker (8-9, 5 KOs) won an eight round decision over Salvador Roa (6-1-1, 2 KOs, with scores of 79-71, 77-73 and 80-71; welterweight James Cantu (8-0, 4 KOs) decisioned Cory Yett (3-3, 1 KOs) in a sixer; welter Steve Hall (4-2, 4 KOs) TKO’d Miguel Pizarro (2-7, 1 KO) at 2:28 of round one; super flyweight Javier Rodriguez (1-0-1) decisioned debuter Jesse Anguiano (0-1) over four; and super featherweight Rolando Campos (5-4, 2 KOs) TKO’d Jorge Flores (0-4) at :32 of round three in a scheduled four-rounder. Photo courtesy of Zeferino Entertainment.



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Report/Gallery: Judah vs. Paris

Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Ed Mulholland

Zab Judah (42-7 29 KOs) looked “Super” again on Saturday in his first professional fight in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, thoroughly outclassing previously unbeaten Vernon “Ice Man” (26-1, 15 KOs) Paris for 8 rounds and knocking out his opponent at 2:27 of round nine at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in an IBF junior welterweight eliminator.

Earlier in the month, Judah stated that he felt that a return to his roots would rejuvenate him in the same manner that Clark Kent retreated to a phone booth to become Superman again. With family, friends, and a packed house in tow, Judah provided his best performance in years. (More)



March 26th, 2012

UFC

Damarques Johnson: King of the anti-decision

If The Ultimate Fighter season 9 finalist DaMarques “Darkness” Johnson is ever in need of a new nickname, he might want to consider “The Anti-Decision”. Over three years and seven fights inside the Octagon, Johnson has yet to hear a judge’s score card read to choose a victor in one of his clashes. Even more incredible, the 18-9 welterweight has only seen a third round once in his action-packed UFC career. In the never ending debate about how to properly score an MMA fight, Johnson has proven time and time again that the winners and losers in his bouts will solely be decided by him and his opponent . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Abregu-Saldivia in Argentina?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Highly regarded Argentinian welterweights Hector “El Tigre” Saldivia (41-2, 32 KOs) and Calos “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 25 KOs) could face off against each other according to reliable sources including the Argentina Boxing Federation (FAB). The fight could take place in the next 90 to 120 days. The FAB has given representantvies of Saldivia and Abregu a period of 20 days to negotiate the purses, date and possible venue. Abregu only loss was to super lightweight world champion Timothy Bradley. Saldivia’s losses are to Said Quali and Jorge Daniel Miranda.



March 26th, 2012

Feature Story

Adamek: I just hope my left hand is OK

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

“There’s so much different work in the world. If I would be just a fighter, not an exciting one, I would call it quits and do something else,” says Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs). “I don’t want boxing fans to be bored during my fights, we have to give them their money’s worth.” Last Saturday in a very entertaining fight, Adamek won a slugfest against Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KO). Hopefully, the always exciting former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion and current heavyweight contender will not pay a heavy price for his all out fighting style.

How bad is your left hand? Better than after the fight?

Unfortunately not. It was swollen just after the fight, and now the day after it’s even worse. In the third round I connected with a powerful left hook with Nagy’s forehead and immediately I felt something was wrong. Of course this is boxing, not some non-contact sport so pain is part of the deal, but I was reluctant to swing it with full force. We are currently seeking the help of the doctor who took care of the late Arturo Gatti’s hands. This is the most important for me – to know what’s going on. (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Feature Story

Fedchenko vows ‘Rocky Balboa’ performance

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photo: K2 Ukraine

On April 14, Ukrainian boxer Sergey Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) will battle future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (53-6-1, 39 KOs) for the interim WBO light welterweight title at the New Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. This news has become a big sensation in Ukraine and Fedchenko has drawn the attention of reporters and millions of boxing fans. Although Marquez is a fearsome opponent, the 30-year-old Fedchenko is also a very experienced boxer, who is technically solid and a very strong puncher.

“For me, it was unexpected news,” said Fedchenko. “To fight against Marquez is a great honor for me. I am happy that Juan give me a chance. The only problem is little time to prepare for battle. But I’ll make sure that on the day of the fight I’ll be in the best shape of my career.” (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Exclusive

Exclusive interview: Carlos Molina

By Bill Hillmann
Photo: Felipe Leon

Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) was disqualified on a strange technicality at the end of the tenth round of his WBC Light Middleweight title eliminator bout with James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs). Molina was ahead on the scorecards at the time and HBO commentator Max Kellerman’s gut reaction was to say “This is a terrible call.” Kirkland’s lead second, Anne Wolf walked right up to Molina held his face in her hands and told him in a sad tone, “You were winning… You were winning…” All Molina could muster at the time was “This Sucks!”. The debates have been flaring on the social networks of boxing enthusiast around the country for the past day. Fightnews gave “King” Carlos Molina a call to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Feature Story

Morales speaks; Kirkland-Molina erupts; Garcia called out

By Byron Spurlock
Photos: Felipe Leon

Mexican ring legend Erik Morales spoke to the press after his twelve round unanimous decision defeat to Danny Garcia in a clash for the WBC 140lb title on Saturday night. “I don’t know what I want to do next,” said Morales. “I have to sit down with my family and look at my health and the desire to keep fighting. One of the reasons I fought Garcia was that I was sure that I still have what it takes to beat some of the best competition out there. After tonight I need to take a step back and really look at what I want to do next. I would like to go out on my own terms, perhaps a fight in Tijuana, Mexico.” (more…)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Report/Gallery: Wach vs. Fields

Ringside Report: Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Kasia and Sylwek Wosko/Global Boxing

WBC #8-ranked Mariusz “The Viking” Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) successfully defended his WBC International heavyweight title with an impressive sixth round KO over Tye “Big Sky” Fields (49-5, 44 KOs), much to the delight of the feisty, predominantly Polish crowd at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. After splitting the first four rounds, Wach hurt Fields at the end of the fifth round with a combination, and finished him with a series of right hands at 1:44 of the sixth round of the scheduled twelve round bout. (More)



March 26th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Graham Shaw

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Graham Shaw, who trains IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale, talks to Fightnews.com about Daniel’s recent successful defense against Osamunu Adama and also possible fights for Geale against Sergio Martinez, Felix Sturm, Dimitry Pirog and Julio Chavez Jr.



March 26th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Tunica, Mississippi

By Tracy Morin at ringside, MemphisBoxing.com

Four back-to-back first-round knockouts were bookended by two four-rounders that went the distance at the latest Fights at the Fitz at Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino on March 24 in Tunica, Mississippi. The enthusiastic crowd was treated to plenty of action with fighters from both coasts and regional fan-favorites duking it out–frequently to devastating conclusions. (More)



March 25th, 2012

Boxing Result

Cave Sweeps Soto

By Cecil Wright/Fightnews Canada

Tyson ‘Prince of Hali’ Cave defended his WBC Continental Americas super bantamweight title by pitching a complete shutout over Mexican challenger Jovanny ‘Bambino’ Soto in the main event at the Halifax Forum Saturday night. All three judges at ringside scored the bout 100-90 as Cave earned the unanimous decision triumph. Cave’s record improves to 17-2 while Soto drops to 32-13-1. (More)



March 25th, 2012

Announcement

Bert Sugar passes at 74

Photo: Peter Frutkoff

Legendary boxing writer Bert Randolph Sugar has reportedly passed away today at the age of 74 from lung cancer. According to CBS New York, he died surrounded by family at Northern Westchester Medical Center in Mount Kisco, NY. He was much sought after for his views on boxing and was instanttly recognizable with his ever present fedora and cigar. Fightnews sends condolences to the Sugar family.



March 25th, 2012




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