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With a top-flight main event featuring former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir pitted against mixed martial arts legend Mirko Cro Cop, a co-main event with light heavyweight rising star Ryan Bader taking on Rogerio Nogueira and a rematch between former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and Indianapolis native Chris Lytle, the UFC confirms the remaining bouts for UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop, which is presented by Halo Reach and live on Pay-Per-View on September 25th at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bolstering the UFC’s first-ever card in Indianapolis, UFC 119 features Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham, Melvin Guillard vs. Jeremy Stephens, CB Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen, Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran, Thiago Tavares vs. Pat Audinwood, Steve Lopez vs. Waylon Lowe, TJ Grant vs. Julio Paulino and Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle. (more…)
In a special SHOWTIME Pay Per View event, World Boxing Council 175-pound titleholder Jean Pascal (26-1, 16 KOs) meets former world light heavyweight and middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins (51-5-1, 32 KOs) for the WBC light heavyweight title on December 18 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. SHOWTIME Sports will produce and distribute the fight, and utilize its own announcers. The PPV event will begin at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It is promoted by Group Yvon Michel and Golden Boy Promotions.
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
World-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez is one step closer to a future world title shot against Andre Berto following his convincing fourth-round TKO victory over Mike Anchondo on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® Friday night from Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino.
A poised and relaxed Hernandez controlled the entire scheduled 10-round welterweight fight, registering an early fourth round-knockout with a “cannonball blast,” right hand shot according to SHOWTIME’s expert analyst Steve Farhood that all but ended the fight. “This was a sales job for Hernandez,” Farhood added later. “He’ll probably be in line for a title shot with Berto next.” (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photo: Big Joe Miranda
In a battle of former world title challengers, bantamweight Nestor Rocha dominated Jose Navarro throughout eight rounds, winning a unanimous decision on Friday night in Parking Lot 7 at L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center). Rocha (23-2, 8 KO’s) came out strong from the opening bell, landing hard right hands to the head. Despite a closed right eye, Navarro (27-6, 12 KO’s) tried to counter, finding some success. However, Rocha was too strong, even hurting Navarro with a three-punch combination in the seventh round. Navarro showed heart by hanging in there until the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 79-73 in favor of Rocha. (more…)
By Andreas Hale at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone
In a good action fight, world-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (29-1-1, 20 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round TKO over former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-3, 19 KOs) on Friday night at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada. Anchondo was very aggressive but Hernandez calmly dealt with the pressure with accurate punches. Hernandez dropped Anchondo in the fourth round with a right to the head. Anchondo couldn’t defend himself against Hernandez’ follow up barrage and referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight at the 1:38 mark.
2004 Olympian Luis Franco (7-0, 5 KOs), one of the most talented amateurs to come out of Cuba in the past decade, kept his unbeaten record intact with an eight round unanimous decision over Wilton Hilario (12-2-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 78-73, 80-71, 78-73. More results…
By Jacob Chavez at ringside
World rated middleweight Andy Lee (23-1-1, 17 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over local favorite Michael Walker (19-5-2, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The bout was stopped at 2:03 after a sustained barrage by Lee. Legendary trainer Emanuel Steward was in Lee’s corner.
Undefeated junior middleweight Anton “The Pick Hammer” Novikov 17-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided eight decision over Luciano “El Michoacano” Perez (17-11-1, 15 KOs) by scores of 79-72, 79-72, 78-74.
In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, Aslanbek Kozaev (12-0, 4 KOs) outpointed Marcus Thompkins (5-1-1, 2 KOs) over six rounds by scores of 59-55, 59-55, 60-54.
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Local middleweights Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow (20-2-3, 7 KOs) and “Vicious” Julius Kennedy (7-1-1, 3 KOs) battled to a hard fought ten round draw on Friday night at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. An exciting fight with good two-way action ended with scores of 98-92 Nicklow and 95-95, 95-95. This one calls for a rematch!
Photo by Alma Montiel
Former world title challenger and current WBC CABOFE champion Armando “Ichiro” Torres (14-7, 9 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Omar “Metralla” Gonzalez (17-1, 11 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Latin light flyweight title on Friday night at the famous Salon Jose Cuervo (former Salon 21) in Mexico City. Torres knocked down Rosales in round three and the referee waved it off seemingly prematurely at 2:29 of round four. For more details and photos click here…
By Alberto Salazar/Sixto Lopez
WBC #4 flyweight Wilberth “Hurricane” Uicab (28-5-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #6 Edren “The Sting” Dapudong (19-2-0, 10 KOs) to take Dapudong WBC Silver belt in front of a sparse crowd (due to a tropical storm) at the Convention Center in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Uicab got off to a good start. Dapudong woke up midway but it was too little to late. Scores were 117-111, 116-112, 116-111. (more…)
By Ray Wheately–World of Boxing
Photos by Johnny Chaichotchuang
World ranked IBF #11 bantamweight Thanthong Kiattaweesuk (20-0, 14 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout over Lande Olin (5-3) of Indonesia to retain IBF Pan Pacific title at the Mahare Corporation in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Kiattaweesuk dominated his opponent as he delivered accurate combinations from the southpaw stance. Olin was dropped in round two and again in round four and referee Kringsak Kronghong counted the import out at 0.46 of the round. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Kiattaweesuk showed his world class skills again in winning in impressive style today.” Chaichotchuang continued, “I am sure Kiattaweesuk can mix it with the best bantamweights in the world including IBF champion Johnny Perez, Vic Darchinyan and Joseph Agbeko. He only needs the opportunity.” For more details and photos click here…
Photos by Big Joe Miranda
Sergio Mora was unable to make the 154lb contract limit for his PPV Showdown with Shane Mosley. The fight will go on as scheduled Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but Mora was fined nearly $60,000 by the California State Athletic Commission for coming in three pounds heavy.
Sugar Shane Mosley 154 vs. Sergio Mora 157
Saul Alvarez 150.5 vs. Carlos Baldomir 153.4
Victor Ortiz 142 vs. Vivian Harris 142
Daniel Ponce De Leon 125.8 vs. Antonio Escalante 126
More weights and photos…
Ringside Report By: Billy “Loops” Luppert
Photography By Emily Harney
Cedric Cushner’s Gotham Boxing returned for the third year to the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester , New Hampshire for the 9th annual “Fight to Educate” charity auction and boxing event. The “Fight to Educate” event is a fundraiser to help fund education for underprivileged children. This year’s event was highlighted by the return of 2008 Olympian and undefeated jr. middleweight prospect Demetrius Andrade. (More)
Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Humberto Soto 135 vs Fidel Monterrosa 135
(WBC lightweight champion)
Jorge “Travieso” Arce 120 vs Lorenzo Parra 120
(WBO bantamweight eliminator)
Omar Chávez 147 vs Rodrigo Juárez 147
Alonso López 112 vs German Cota 112.5
Josesito Montiel 126 vs Antonio Valencia 127
Venue: Estadio “Dorados” de Culiacán
Promoter: Top Rank and Zanfer
TV: FOX Sports Espanol, TV Azteca
For more details and photos click here…
Carl Dilks 167.5 vs. James Degale 168
(Official Eliminator for the British super middleweight championship)
Lukas Konecny 152.7 vs. Matthew Hall 154.7
(The Vacant European light middleweight championship)
Karo Murat 173.5 vs. Nathan Cleverly 173.7
(Final Eliminator for the WBO world light heavyweight championship)
Michael Jennings 154.4 vs. Kell Brook 154.9
(The WBO Intercontinental welterweight championship)
Sam Sexton 240.5 vs. Derek Chisora 244.5
(The British and Commonwealth heavyweight championship)
Alexander Frenkel 196.7 vs. Enzo Maccarinelli 195.5
(The European cruiserweight championship)
Shalva Jamardashvili 159 vs. Matthew Macklin 159
(The Vacant European middleweight championship)
Venue: LG Arena, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Promoter: Frank Warren
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
World-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez, former world champion Mike Anchondo, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco and Wilton “Pretty Warrior” Hilario all see action tonight on ShoBox: The New Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Two-time world champion Eric Morel has informed Fightnews that today he voluntarily withdrew as WBO’s Interim bantamweight champion. The organization was mandating a fight with Fernando Montiel in Colombia for October 30th. Morel recently signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, and will pursue other avenues for his career with his new promoter. “My new promoter is presenting exciting fights for me for the very near future. Golden Boy is the perfect vehicle to take my career to new heights. I can’t wait to get started,” Morel stated.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 18 for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito world title fight at Cowboys Stadium on November 13. Prices are $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, $50 and can be purchased at the Cowboys Stadium box office in Arlington, Texas or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com Pacquiao vs. Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be available on HBO Pay Per View. For Pacquiao, Margarito camp updates, log onto Toprank.com
The “Fiesta de la Independencia” kicks off today at Noon at the L.A. Live (Parking Lot 7) with live Mariachi music and followed at 1pm with an autograph session that includes Juan Manuel Marquez, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Abner Mares and Charles Huerta. The “Golden Boy” Oscar de la Hoya will sign autographs between 2p to 3p at the same location.
The “Fiesta de la Independencia” wraps up when five-time world champion Sugar Shane Mosley and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora go toe-to-toe at the “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” event at STAPLES Center.
See the full lineup of events: (more…)
One of the deepest cards of the year just received more firepower as World Extreme Cagefighting® confirmed six additional bouts for its debut at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. on Thursday, Sept. 30.
WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed the following bouts: Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang, Cole Province vs. Mike Brown, Ed Ratcliff vs. Chris Horodecki, Diego Nunes vs. Tyler Toner, Chad George vs. Antonio Banuelos, and Nick Pace vs. Demetrious Johnson. (more…)
Los Angeles Mexican American singing and song-writing sensation Jenni Rivera, who with over 20 million albums sold worldwide is one of the most beloved and best-selling artists in the Regional Mexican genre, will sing the Mexican National Anthem prior to the main event of the “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora, a boxing extravaganza on Saturday, September 18 at STAPLES Center. (more…)
Matt Mitrione doesn’t mind being the underdog.
He gladly accepted the role when he defeated cast mate Scott Junk on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He did it again in December 2009, when he KOed heavy favorite and fellow NFL alum Marcus Jones at the series’ live finale. And then he played the part a third time when he unexpectedly dominated internet phenom-turned-legit fighter Kimbo Slice at UFC 113 . . . Click here for more by Debbie Lee, UFC.com
Back by popular demand, another edition of Southern California Fight Scene. FightNews will have a lot of coverage this weekend on the fight cards this Friday and Saturday nights in Los Angeles and other boxing action in Southern California. It all starts tonight in Parking Lot 7 at L.A. LIVE (Figueroa & 11th Streets) across from STAPLES Center. If there was ever a crossroads fight, tonight’s bout between two former world title challengers Jose Navarro and Nestor Rocha is it! (more…)
Photo by Team Sauerland
Unbeaten cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel (22-0, 17 KOs) faced off with European champion Enzo Maccarinelli and unbeaten light heavyweight Karo Murat (22-0, 13 KOs) toed the line with Nathan Cleverly in advance of their WBO Eliminator at the press conference in advance of Saturday’s Magnificent Seven show at the LG Arena in Birmingham. “Alexander and Karo have got what it takes to be successful in the lion’s den on Saturday night,” Hall-of-Fame-Promoter Wilfried Sauerland said. “It will not be easy but I am confident they will leave the ring victorious.
“Maccarinelli is a former world champion and a good puncher, but he has a rather weak chin. Knowing Alexander´s power and his boxing skills, I think he will stop Maccarinelli after seven or eight rounds. Cleverly is a good young man with a good record but Karo has fought much tougher opponents than he has. Karo is more experienced and that will make the difference on Saturday night. I expect Karo to clinch a points victory.” (more…)
Derek Chisora and Sam Sexton had to be kept apart and James DeGale and Carl Dilks swapped insults during a lively final press conference yesterday ahead of promoter Frank Warren’s big show on Saturday in Birmingham, England. As the tension rose, Warren hailed the the show as one of his best ever. The card features a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, European championships at cruiserweight, middleweight and light middleweight, a British/Commonwealth heavyweight title clash, and four other title fights for regional belts. (more…)
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
All four fighters stressed the importance of what tomorrow night means to them at Thursday’s weigh-in, just one day out of their appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation THIS Friday, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Both main event boxers — world-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel’’ Hernandez (28-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs) of Lynwood, Calif., and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) of La Puente, Calif., — weighed in at 148.5 pounds just 28 hours or so before their highly anticipated 10-round welterweight battle.
In the co-feature, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) and Wilton “Pretty Warrior’’ Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs), of Saint Louis Park, Minn., by way of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, will face off in an eight-round super featherweight bout in the co-feature at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nev. Franco weighed in at 128 pounds and Hilario at 127.5. (more…)
Photos by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com
Weights by Butch Gottlieb/BoxinginLasVegas.com
From the Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, for tomorrow night’s ShoBox card:
Mike Anchondo 148.5 vs. Freddy Hernandez 148.5
Luis Franco 128 vs. Wilton Hilario 127
Anthony Dirrell 169 vs Jimmy Campbell 166.5
Chris Avalos 120 vs Felipe Almanza 121
Joel Diaz 128 vs Hugo Ramos 127.5
Crystal Hoy 126.5 vs Lucia Larcinese 127
Emmanuel Medina 140 vs Raul Gonzalez-Duhart (later) (more…)
Armando Torres 105 vs Omar Rosales 105
Azael Gonzalez 129 vs Daniel Hernandez 129
Gustavo Morales 111 vs Roberto Pucheta 112
Francisco Barrera 125 vs Carlos Jimenez 123
Josue Beraza 127 vs Hugo Medina 130
Rafael Reyes 119 vs Fernando Curiel 119
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo (Antiguo Salon 21) Mexico DF
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
Photo by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Jose Navarro 118 vs Nestor Rocha 118.2
Luis Ramos Jr. 138.6 vs John Figueroa ??
Mikael Zewski 156 vs Steven Macomber 152.4
Lanardo Tyner 150 vs Cristian Favela 147.8
Rommel Rene 196.6 vs DeLeon Tinsley 197.6
Alfonso Blanco 156 vs Alfredo Rivera 152.4
Venue: Parking Lot 7 at LA Live, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
Andy Lee 162 vs Michael Walker 161
Anton Novikov 148 vs Luciano Perez 152
Aslanbek Kozaev 144 vs Marcuc Thompkins 147
Donatas Bondarevas 156 vs Michael Davis 154
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs Steven Johnson 123.5
Adrian Granados 143 vs Trenton Titsworth 141
Mike Jimenez 166 vs Cesar Martinez 165
Ramon Valenzuela 158 vs Chris Grays, 160
Antonio Canas 141.5 vs David Laque 140
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: 8 Count Productions
Doors 7pm, First Bell 8pm
Tickets/Info 312 226 5800
World-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) made weight today for their main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on Friday night on SHOWTIME® (11PM ET/PT). In the co-feature at the Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, one of the most talented amateurs to come out of Cuba in the past decade, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs), puts his unbeaten record on the line against Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).
Mike Anchondo 148.5 vs. Freddy Hernandez 148.5
Luis Franco 128 vs. Wilton Hilario 127
Photo by Armando Angulo
Wilbert Uicab 111.9 vs. Edrin Dapudong 111.3
Sergio Thompson 134 vs. Adrian Olvera 134.4
Gilberto Keb Baas 108 vs. Josue Vega 108
Alisher Rahimov 134.4 vs. Jose Emilio Perea 136.6
Lorenzo Bautista 175.2 vs. Jackson Santos 178.5
Rodolfo Lopez 135.5 vs. Enrique Jimenez 135.5
Naciff Castillo 121.2 vs. Edwin Diaz 121.2
Armando Santos 117.9 vs. Miguel Garcia 119
Luis Sanchez 133.6 vs. Juan Trujillo 134.9
Venue: Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Photo by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
The press conference took place today for Saturday night’s big show on Saturday night in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (televised on FOX Sports Espanol) featuring Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and Jorge “Travieso” Arce, plus the rematch between Omar Chavez and Rodrigo Juarez. (more…)
Jesse Nicklow 159 vs Julius Kennedy 158.5
(WBF All-Americas and Maryland State title)
Jed Phipps 218.5 vs Theron Johnson 227
Steve Wheeler 199 vs Donald Crawford 206
Maxell Taylor 177 vs Francois Ambang 183
Promoter: Jake Smith/Baltimore Pro Boxing
Venue: Du Burns Arena (first fight is at 8PM)
Photo by Big Joe Miranda
Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, top rated junior welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, Mexican boxing phenom Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya, former world champion Carlos Baldomir, former world champion Vivian Harris and number two world rated featherweight Antonio Escalante pose at the final press conference for the undercard fighters on Saturday’s Shane Mosley vs. Sergio Mora PPV event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Click here for more photos…
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