Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

By Karl Freitag Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (22-0, 8 KOs) retained his WBO Intercontinental title and ...

>> continued

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime IBF super middleweight champion James "Chunky" DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his ...

>> continued

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

By Arvin Lundloll at ringside Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack "The Ripper" (21-1-1, 12 KOs) retained his title ...

>> continued

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

By Miguel Maravilla and Byron Spurlock at ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa / Premier Boxing Champions In a rematch of their 2011 classic, welterweight Andre ...

>> continued

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

By Karl Freitag Photos: Daryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com The boxing Dirrell Brothers from Flint, Michigan, both scored wins on Friday night at the ...

>> continued

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau

1
DeGale retains IBF super middleweight title against Medina

DeGale retains IBF super middleweight

2
Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack retains WBC super middleweight title

Jack-Bute ends in draw, Jack

3
Berto KOs Ortiz in four, Williams KOs Rodriguez in war, Lara crushes Montiel

Berto KOs Ortiz in four,

4
Dirrell Brothers both victorious

Dirrell Brothers both victorious

5


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Feature Story

Rios ready for Murray

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Lightweight world title holder Brandon Rios is never one to shy away from a microphone or a video camera. His personality has come across as someone you would love to cheer for. Or cheer against. Regardless of his out-of-ring personality, Rios has gained the respect of fighters, promoters, managers, the media, and fight fans alike for what he has done inside of the ring so far. Maintaining an undefeated record. Winning and defending a world title belt. Even being mentioned in the top 10-20 pound for pound rankings by some boxing writers.

With John Murray stepping in to face Rios on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, most boxing experts and fans predict a blowout for Rios. Instead, there have been rumors of Rios facing former featherweight world title holder Yuriorkis Gamboa in early 2012 or moving up in weight to challenge one of the top fighters at 140 pounds. (more…)



December 2nd, 2011

Feature Story

Bute eyeing New York invasion

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

After establishing himself as a star in both his native Romania and his adopted homeland of Canada, IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to take on New York for 2012 figuring if he can make it there, he can make it anywhere. “Lucian definitely wants to fight in the U.S. in 2012, and we will help him the best way we can to make it happen,” said Bute’s promoter Jean Bedard of Interbox who will be in the Big Apple this weekend, not only to take in the Cotto-Margarito fight but also to plan out logistics for a possible fight there for his undefeated 168-pounder. “One of his goals in 2011 was to fight in Romania but like I told him before he left to go home, I don’t think we’ll have an offer to fight in the U.S. from another promoter, in the past seven years I’ve only received one offer to fight outside Canada.” (more…)



December 2nd, 2011


Boxing Result

Flores crushes Arnold

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In main event action at Fight Club OC in Costa Mesa, California, a scheduled six round heavyweight bout, 21 year old, Alex Flores (7-0, 5KO) stayed perfect with a brutal first round knockout victory over the game Kelsey Arnold (4-9). Flores, recently signed by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, scored his most impressive victory to date with a crushing right hand that sent Arnold down in stages, as if in slow motion, to the delight of 1,471 fans in attendance. Time of the stoppage was 2:51 of the first round and the referee had no reason to bother with a count. (more…)



December 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Unbeaten Centeno outpoints Lopez

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Junior middleweight Hugo Centeno won a six round unanimous decision over David Lopez at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Centeno, (11-0, 6 KO’s) from Oxnard, CA, was busier and landed the cleaner punches onto Lopez. In the third, Lopez, (3-7-3) from Parma, ID, came on aggressively, landing some left hands to the head. Centeno controlled the action in the fourth and fifth rounds, but had to hold off a rally by Lopez, who landed left crosses to the head of Centeno. Both fighters traded shots until the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Centeno, but the scores did not reflect the competitiveness of the fight. Fightnews.com scored the bout 58-56 in favor of Centeno. (more…)



December 1st, 2011


Boxing News

Vic Darchinyan Announces Move from Boxing to MMA – SHOWTIME

Gary Shaw, promoter of one of the world’s top bantamweight boxers, Vic Darchinyan announced that Vic’s December 3rd match against Anselmo Moreno would be his final boxing match before pursuing a career in MMA.



December 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Anthony Dirrell vs. Renan St-Juste, Chris Avalos vs. Jhonatan Romero final weights and quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten, top-ranked super middleweight Anthony Dirrell tipped the scales at 167 pounds and fellow world-ranked southpaw Renan St-Juste weighed in at 166.5 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Dirrell (23-0, 20 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and St-Juste (23-2-1, 15 KOs), of Canada, will square off in the 12-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Dec. 2, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

The telecast will originate from Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., just one night before the highly anticipated rematch between IBF bantamweight titleholder Abner Mares and Joseph King Kong Agbeko on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. For more details and photos click here…



December 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Dover, DE

By Chris Perry

Amir Mansour 226 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 211
Anthony Smith 178 vs. Douglas Otieno 174 1/4
Dorin Spivey 140 vs. Angel Rios 140 3/4
Ryan Belasco 136 1/2 vs. Damon Antoine 139
Mike Tiberi 167 3/4 vs. Emil Gonzalez 170
Omar Douglas 132 vs. Miguel Antonio Rodriquez 133
Lamont Singletary 187 vs. Maurice Amaro 184
John Bowman 167 vs. Damion Reed 172

Venue: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Promoter: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi



December 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Holm, Mathis at the scales for “World Dominance”

Photos and weights by Chris Cozzone
At the scales for tomorrow night’s “World Dominance” card at Route 66 Casino Hotel, west of Albuquerque, promoted by Fresquez Productions:

Holly Holm 145.6 vs. Anne Sophie Mathis 145.4
Joel Vargas 148.6 vs. Josh Torres 146.4
Edgar Zubia 134.8 vs. Antonio Martinez 133
Matthew Baca 137.4 vs. Daniel Gonzalez 144.6
Shaun Henson 147.6 vs. Cristian Cabral 147.8
Brandi Montoya 111.8 vs. Tonia Cravens 111
Leonardo Sanchez 119.4 vs. Devon Sermons 119.8
Yoel Gonzales 134.2 vs. Antonio Garcia 133.2

For more photos, click here



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Morel, Bika, Gomez, Molina, Henry & Contreras; Mares-Agbeko undercard loaded with talent

A world championship doubleheader featuring the IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph King Kong Agbeko and the WBA Bantamweight Super World Championship bout between Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan is just the icing on the cake of what promises to be a night of boxing to remember on Saturday, December 3 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Featured on this weekend’s undercard will be former World Champion Eric Morel, top contender Sakio Bika and rising stars Frankie Gomez, Carlos Molina, Omar Henry and Richard Contreras. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Omari Kimweri 108.2 vs. Lookrak Kiatmungmee 111.7 8
Ranee Ganoy 141 vs. Roy Tua Manihuruk 140.8 8
Paul Fleming 129.8 vs. Petchthongchal Sirimongkolgym 130. 8
Jay Sims 174 vs. Moses Ioelu 176.3 6
Billel Dib 130. vs. Manopnoi Singmanasak 132.7 6
Promoter: Jake Ellis
Venue: Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Click here for more photos…



December 1st, 2011

UFC

Full card set for TUF 14

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

A season long battle has come down to this – two showdowns for two UFC contracts Saturday night at the Pearl at The Palms, as The Ultimate Fighter 14 finale hits Las Vegas. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Mares vs. Agbeko II – A Sneak Peek from SHOWTIME Boxing

Take a first look at Saturday, December 3rd broadcast of Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko II from SHOWTIME Sports.



December 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Wlodarczyk says he can beat anyone

Report and photos by Brett Bonetti

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) says he can beat anyone in the world following his 11th round TKO victory over Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia last night. Wlodarczyk took some time to relax near Scarborough Beach in the morning and was supporting plenty of battle scars from his war with Green. He said he had great respect for Danny Green who he described as one of the best fighters in the world and predicts that Green could also become one of the biggest promoters in the world. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Michael Clark returns Friday

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (41-6) returns this Friday to Promo West Pavilion in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He will face late sub jr. welterweight “Lightning” Larry Ventis (5-1) of Detroit in the main event of the six bout card being promoted by Troy Speakman. A former NABF, NABA and WBC Continental champion, Clark has dropped only one of his last 8 fights and makes his third ring appearance in the last 9 months. Ventis is coming off a unanimous decision victory last month in the Motor City against journeyman Gabriel Morris.



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Universum threatens lawsuit if Culcay fights Saturday

Universum Box-Promotion says it will take legal action against rival promoter Sauerland Event and boxer Jack Culcay if Culcay goes through with a fight on Saturday’s Sauerland card in Helsinki, Finland. Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch stated “The contract with Jack Culcay, which was confirmed by the district court states that Jack Culcay may only fight for the Universum. It can not be that Sauerland does accept this agreement. This is a dubious company that hides behind a reputable network. I hope that those responsible at ARD will not tolerate that ARD funds are being used to breach the contracts of boxers.” The District Court of Darmstadt ruled on November 9 that Jack Culcay was still bound by contract exclusively to Universum Box-Promotion. Although that judgment is not yet absolutely final, Universum says it prevents Culcay from fighting under another promotional banner.



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito II live pay-per-view hits online digital platform in U.S.

Top Rank announced today that the December 3 Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II world super welterweight championship rematch event at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank for $54.95, will boast interactive features unique to the digital platform through NeuLion’s technology. The enhanced and unique viewing offers a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic player that will allow viewers to interact and feel an enriched experience. The live online pay-per-view is exclusive to U.S. viewers. The following websites will be offering the Cotto vs. Margarito II four-bout pay-per-view live stream: www.toprank.tv, www.DishNetwork.com and www.sports.yahoo.com. Select cable and satellite TV systems will also be offering the pay-per-view live stream. Viewers should check with their local providers.



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

“Nene” Sanchez arrives in Florida for his comeback on Friday

Former WBO mini flyweight world champion Alex “El Nene” Sanchez has arrived in Miami, Florida in wake of his comeback fight of Friday, December 9 at the Kissimmee Civic Center, Sanchez will be doing a public workout at All Star Boxing’s Miami Fight Gym and will appear tonight in the popular sports program “Titulares y Mas” on the Telemundo Network at 11:30 PM.

The charismatic little giant “El Nene” (31-7-1, 21 KOs) of Ponce, Puerto Rico faces former WBC world champion Eric Ortiz (32-12-3-21 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds with the WBC Latin flyweight title at stake. “I’m coming back like Tarzan, with the knife on my mouth. I feel young, hungry, motivated and ready to win another world title,” declared Sanchez.

First bell at 8:30 PM, 7 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Televisa Deportes Network will televise at 11:00 PM CST in Mexico and Central America. Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc.



December 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Sturm, Murray make weight

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Team Sturm

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and unbeaten challenger Martin Murray made weight easily for their world title showdown tomorrow night at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. At the official weigh-in at the Audi Centrum Mannheim, Sturm tipped the scale at 72.4 kilograms/159.61 lbs. Britain’s Murray came in a tad lighter at 72.2 kilograms/159.17 lbs. more photos



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Final Presser Pics/Quotes: Mares, Agbeko, Moreno, Darchinyan

Photos: Esther Lin/For SHOWTIME

In a potential candidate for Fight of the Year, unbeaten Abner Mares will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Championship titles against former two-time IBF 118-pound champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, Dec. 3, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The 12-round bout between Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) and Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs) is a rematch of a hotly disputed fight won by Mares via a 12-round majority decision last Aug. 13 in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

UFC

“Mayhem” Miller – one bully left

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

If you think you were the only one jumping off the couch during UFC 139’s epic battle between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua earlier this month, think again. Middleweight Jason “Mayhem” Miller was right there with you . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .
For more on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

In an unusual move, Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo telecast featuring the eight round WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title clash between Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) and Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 KOs) will now air on the Galavision Network at 10:00 ET/PT.
—–
Congratulations to FightNews photographer Emily Harney and Shaun Hawkins on the birth of their son Shaun Frederick Hawkins. Shaun entered the ring on November 26th weighing 6.8 pounds with a height of 19 inches (reach is unknown but thought to be under 24 inches).
—–
The acclaimed Off Broadway production “Kid Shamrock” returns with an exclusive run of 10 performances at NYC’s TADA Theater from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, December 4. The two Sunday performances will be matinees performed at 3:00 P. M. The heart-wrenching and inspiring true story of middleweight contender “Irish” Bobby Cassidy is directed by former WBO heavyweight champion Michael Bentt. The cast is anchored by veteran actor Vinny Vella (The Sopranos, Casino), along with former boxers John Duddy, Seamus McDonagh, Wayne Kelly, Mark McPherson, Mark Breland and Bobby Cassidy himself.
—–
Undefeated 23-0 NABO super featherweight champ Eloy ‘The Prince’ Perez (promoted by Golden Boy) has added Sy Sherman to his team. Sy, has been helping out in the gym and he is the ‘official’ belt carrier for Perez. 9-year-old Sy, who has stage 4 HCC (a rare form of cancer), has become close friends with the Garcia boxing family. (Photo: Team Garcia)
—–
With only 10 seats left for tonight’s show, promoter Roy Englebrecht is adding 210 seats that will sell for only $20. These new seats will be reserved bleacher seats that will be placed outside right in front of the opened Hangar doors, so that they will face the ring and the giant 40′ Fight Club OC video screen. The card features undefeated 6-0 heavyweight Alex Flores. Call 949-760-3131 for tix.



December 1st, 2011

Feature Story

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six – Full Episode 10

As the countdown begins for the December 17th showdown between Andre Ward and Carl Froch, take a look back at the earliest days of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. With never-before-seen moments from the tournament, the 10th episode also follows Ward and Froch as they prepare for the finale.



December 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Joubert and Sibiya fight to a draw

By Ron Jackson

In a fight that never rose to any heights Warren Joubert and Koos Sibiya fought to a draw over eight rounds in a lightweight bout at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Wednesday night. Joubert (61.00kg) battled to come to terms with the slick moving Sibiya (60.35kg) and appeared rather fortunate to come away with a drawn verdict. Joubert (18-2-5, 11 KOs) made a fast start as he backed up the underdog Sibiya (13-8-2, 1 KO) in the first three rounds and this possibly influenced one of the judges who gave him the fight by two points.

From round four Sibiya from Siyabuswa in the Mpumalanga Province whose record does not reflect his true ability used his speed around the ring and continued to beat his more fancied opponent from Gauteng to the punch, jolting his head back on occasions with stinging rights and uppercuts. Judge Joe Chaane scored it 77-75 for Sibiya and judge Phillip du Randt had it 77-75 for Joubert, whilst judge Tony Nyangiwe scored it 76-76. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Caballero public workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero conducted ​​a public workout at the famous Romanza Gym in Mexico City in advance of their world title confrontation on Saturday at the Centro Banamex in this city. Both looked to be in good condition and with a great desire to get into the ring. “I’m ready for the fight and we wish to win every round. Caballero is difficult, but I think I’m going to win this Saturday and then start looking for the best in the division or considering whether to move up and be done with this division,” said Gonzalez.

Other Mexican fighters Irma Garcia and Alejandro Sanabria also looked in advance of their WBC title fights on the show. More photos



November 30th, 2011

Boxing Result

Koseki, Togashi keep female WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (9-0-1, 3 KOs), 102, a fast-punching southpaw, kept her belt for the seventh time when she was awarded a nearly lopsided technical decision (99-91, 98-91 and 98-92) over compatriot Mami Ito (4-5-1, 2 KOs), 102, due to he champ’s bad vertical laceration on the forehead caused by an accidental butt at 0:51 of the tenth and final session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Koseki displayed her technical improvement and finely floored the game challenger with a well-timed southpaw left midway in the ninth round. The champ showed good balance in throwing busy combinations without getting hit.

In the first title bout, another unbeaten WBC female light-fly ruler Naomi Togashi (9-0-1, 4 KOs), 108, successfully retained her belt by pounding out a nearly shutout decision (100-91 and 99-91 twice) over Korean Chorong Son (11-2, 3 KOs), 107.75, over ten. The 36-year-old maternity nurse Togashi, making her seventh defense, mixed it up toe-to-toe and overwhelmed ex-champ Son with her greater workrate. It wasn’t an easy fight for Togashi despite the one-sided tallies, since Son was persistent and pugnacious throughout the contest.

Promoter: East Japan Professional Boxing Association.



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko Final Presser

By Rocco Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, played host to the final press conference for the highly anticipated rematch between IBF bantamweight champion, Abner Mares, and Joseph King Kong Agbeko being broadcast live on Showtime on Saturday, December 03rd. Their first bout was a highly controversial foul plagued contest that Mares won by a narrow majority decision in which the referee, Russell Mora, came under heavy fire for what most viewed as very poor officiating of the contest, particularly for allowing Mares to throw low blows throughout the fight and even counting one blatant low blow as a knockdown against Agbeko. (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Holm battles Mathis for P4P supremacy

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

If you wanted to get just a teaser about how Anne Sophie Mathis is planning to usurp the pound-for-pound tiara from the brow of Holly Holm Friday night in Albuquerque, today’s final press conference was not the place to find out. Mathis’ lips were sealed.

“Do you have a game plan for dealing with Holm’s footwork and speed?” was the question, probably one she’s been bombarded with since arriving in the Duke City two weeks ago . . . Click here for more



November 30th, 2011

Full Report

Wlodarczyk defeats Green

Photos and report by Brett Bonetti

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) retained his WBC World Cruiserweight Title when he defeated a game Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) via TKO in Round 11 at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia tonight. Danny Green was leading all judges’ scorecards with scores of 97-93 on two cards and 96-93 on the third at the time of the stoppage. Green started the fight the stronger and seemed to building a good lead on points especially with a great fifth round that had Wlodarczyk on the back foot. For more details and photos click here…



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Lozada-Chavez preview

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

For junior welterweight Antonio “Kañitas” Lozada Jr. (24-1, 21 KOs) fighting at home in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, is the perfect way to end a year full of ups and downs. The year began in a devastating fashion as in a vacant super lightweight WBC Silver title bid, Lozada Jr. was unceremoniously stopped by hard hitting Roberto “Massa” Ortiz in four rounds back in June. Lozada Jr., originally of Tijuana, bounced back with a fourth round KO of over matched Mexican national champion Joel Juarez three months later. For more details and photos click here…



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

With only three days remaining for the rematch between IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (28-3-1, 22 KOs) both fighters were relaxed, but their promoters weren’t anywhere near as laid back at today’s final press conference at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

“The last time these two fought Abner Mares won,” said Mares’ promoter Oscar De la Hoya as he welcomed the media. Agbeko’s promoter Don King quickly responded “No, No, No!”

“People are saying that the last fight was controversial, like Mr. Don King here,” de la Hoya said. For more details and photos click here….



November 30th, 2011

UFC

Bisping needs to shut down ‘Mayhem’

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

In the space of nine minutes and 14 seconds, Michael Bisping’s life had changed, but the winner of The Ultimate Fighter’s third season wasn’t about to. He had just defeated Josh Haynes in June of 2006, earned a UFC contract, and was soon to begin a journey that would not only make him a household name in his native England, but around the world . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
. . . .
For more on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Golden Jack back in action

Highly touted junior middleweight prospect ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay (9-0, 5 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday against Gianmario Grassellini (19-5-2, 10 KOs) of Italy. The bout will take place on the undercard of the WBA Heavyweight Championship main event featuring champion Alexander Povetkin defending against challenger Cedric Boswell in Helsinki, Finland. Culcay based out of Germany by way of his native Ambato, Ecuador, will fight in a scheduled 10 rounder for the second time in his career. The nearly 10 year veteran Grassellini is by far Culcay’s toughest test to date. Grassellini’s losses were to opponents whose records combined when they fought him were 68-1-1 and he owns a win over former world title challenger Rafal Jackiewicz.



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Cotto, Margarito ready for war

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

On Wednesday, Miguel Cotto finally had enough. Enough hype. Enough trash talking. And enough conjecture. At the conclusion of Cotto’s final press conference for his fight with Antonio Margarito at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday afternoon, the WBA junior middleweight champion quietly walked off without talking to anyone.

While Margarito squatted down from the stage to speak to the assembled media, Cotto walked off the stage and behind the curtains quietly and stoically with the same people that he had arrived with. Cotto doesn’t want to talk to anyone, Bryan Perez, his personal assistant and long time friend said. Persistence, however, led Cotto (36-2, 29 KO’s) to grudgingly answer a few brief questions.

“All that you saw there,” he said, “is real.”

Minutes earlier Cotto engaged in a vicious verbal confrontation with Margarito. It wasn’t the first time the two fighters have blasted one another and it’s not likely to be the last. The issue for their contention, however, has remained unchanged: did Margarito use loaded hand wraps in his 2008 eleventh round technical knockout victory over a then unbeaten Cotto? (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

The Colonel is back

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame boxing announcer Colonel Bob Sheridan is back at his brilliant best calling the “big fights” around the world after spending six months recovery in a hospital from heart related illness. The Colonel recently had his good friend and fellow Las Vegas resident Kevin Barry visit him on Thanksgiving Day. The Colonel said, “It is great to be back calling the fights.” He has called nearly one thousand world Championship contests which include “The Thrilla in Manila” and “The Rumble in the Jungle.”



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Remillard gets five years for baseball bat attack

Featherweight contender Matt Remillard (23-1, 13 KOs) was sentenced to a five year prison term on Tuesday in Hartford, Connecticut. Remillard pleaded no contest to a first degree assault charge in a baseball bat attack last year that left a man with a fractured skull, hand and eye socket. Both Remillard and the victim were dating the same woman. According to the Harford Courant, Remillard made no statement during the hearing, while the victim called the sentence “a gift.”



November 30th, 2011




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.










+1 us on