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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

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Estrada set for return as a super flyweight

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Boxing Result

Wach KOs Fields in sixth round

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

In a clash of 6’8 heavyweights, unbeaten Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs) showed he’s a force to be reckoned with after scoring a sixth round KO over Tye Fields (49-5, 44 KOs) on Saturday afternoon at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Wach sent Fields crashing to the canvas at 1:44 with a series of right hands to end it. Good give-and-take action up to that point.

Unbeaten and highly regarded heavyweight prospect Artur Szpilka (10-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Terrance Marbra (6-2, 5 KOs) in the first round. After Szpilka dropped Mabra with a straight left, he got him out of there with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:46.

Former Olympian Jerson Ravelo (21-5, 12 KOs) surprised Joey “The KO Kid” Spina (26-2-2, 18 KOs), taking an eight round split decision in a light heavyweight clash. Scores were 79-73, 77-75 for Ravelo, 77-75 for Spina.

Unbeaten super featherweight Kamil Laszczyk (8-0, 5 KOs) won a scrappy eight round unanimous decision over Tevin Farmer (4-3-1, 1 KO) in a clash for the vacant WBO Youth belt. Scores were 79-73, 77-75, 78-74.

Cruiserweight Stivens Bujaj (7-0, 5 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Joshua Harris (8-6-2, 6 KOs). Bujaj dropped Harris in round two and the bout was waved off at 1:49.



March 24th, 2012

Boxing Result

Zaveck outpoints Ushona

Photos: Eroll Popova

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (32-2, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Bethuel Tyson Ushona (25-2-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tabor Arena in Maribor, Slovenia. Scores were 117-109, 117-109, 119-110. Zaveck said afterward that the victory is the first step towards re-capturing the world championship he lost to Andre Berto last September.

Light Heavyweight Denis Simcic (28-1, 14 KOs) outpointed Fatjon Murati (13-2-2, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the WBO European championship. Scores were 117-110, 117-111, 116-111. Murati deducted a point in round eleven.

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March 24th, 2012


Boxing Result

Mrdjenovich scores 1st round TKO

Obviously the third time is a charm for Jelena Mrdjenovich. The Edmonton fighter made up for two close decisions in a hurry Friday night as she stopped Lindsay Garbatt (7-5-1 4KO) at 1:45 of the opening round at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton Alberta. Mrdjenovich had lost pair of close decisions to the visiting fighter in the past, dropping a split decision on home turf in 2010 and then reliving the disappointment again last year with a majority decision loss in Barrie Ontario. (more…)



March 24th, 2012

UFC

TUF recap: “Old School vs. New School”

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 3 – “Old School vs New School” – aired Friday evening and saw Team Cruz take a 2-0 lead as number one overall pick – Justin Lawrence – knocked out Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu veteran Cristiano Marcello with a solid left hook at 3:16 of the second round. (more…)



March 24th, 2012


Boxing Result

Magdaleno, Garcia triumph in Tucson

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten, world-ranked super featherweight Diego Magdaleno (22-0, 8 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over late sub Fernando Beltran Jr. (36-8-1, 20 KOs) at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Beltran knocked down Magdalano in round four, which infuriated Magdaleno who got up and battered Beltran for the rest of the round. Magdaleno floored Beltran in the seventh and Beltran’s corner threw in the towel shortly after. Time was 2:28.

In an entertaining clash of undefeated junior welterweights, Johnny Garcia (12-0, 8 KOs) won an eight round split decision over former international amateur standout and 2008 Cuban Olympic Bronze Medalist Yordenis Ugas (11-1, 5 KOs). Ugas dropped Garcia in round five, but Garcia was the aggressor and prevailed by scores of 76-75, 76-75 on two cards. Ugas was up 76-75 on the third card. (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Kasia Niedzwiecka, Global Boxing

Mariusz Wach 247 vs Tye Fields 256
Kamil Laszczyk 130 vs Tevin Farmer 130
Artur Szpilka 228 vs Terrence Marbra 230.5
Joey Spina 175 vs Jerson Ravelo 170
Josh Harris 197 vs Stivens Bujaj199

(more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Brooklyn

Photos: Wojciech Kubik

Zab Judah 138 vs. Vernon Paris 138
(IBF jr welterweight eliminator)
Tomasz Adamek 222.5 vs. Nagy Aguilera 226.5
Siarhei Liakhovich 231 vs. Bryant Jennings 219.5
Santander Silgado 196 vs. Willie Herring 196
Curtis Stevens 162 vs. Romaro Johnson 160
Vinny O’Brien 143 vs. Jeff Lentz 144
Angel Garcia 130 vs. Alan Beeman 129.5

Venue: Aviator Sports and Events Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBC Sports

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March 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Pharr, Texas

Local welterweight Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (31-3, 21 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Antwone Smith (21-4-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Pharr Convention Center in Pharr, Texas. Scores were 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

In a clash of jr middleweights coming off their first losses, James De la Rosa (21-1, 12 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Tyrone Brunson (21-2-1, 20 KOs). Brunson was credited with a knockdown in round two, but De la Rosa was in command for most the fight.



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Maccarinelli wins British cruiser belt

Former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (35-5, 27 KOs) claimed the British cruiserweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision over defending titlist Shane McPhilbin (8-3, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall in Wolverhampton, England. Maccarinelli survived knockdowns in rounds one and three, then took command of the fight after that, winning by scores of 115-111, 116-111 and 115-110. Maccarinelli received an assist from the timekeeper in round one when the bell rang 47 seconds early giving him time to regain his senses after being leveled by a left hook.



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexicali

Antonio Pitalua 147 vs. Alvaro “Tyson” Robles 147
(WBC FECARBOX welterweight title)
Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez 110 vs. Luz Elena Rodriguez 109.7
Victor Betancourt 127 vs. Juan Francisco Pequeno 128

Venue: Gimnasio de Mexicali, Mexicali, Mexico
First Fight: 7:00 PM
Promoters: Producciones Deportivas, RIcardo Maldonado Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc., Tuto Zabala, Jr. in association with RB Producciones and Promociones Internacionales
TV: Cadena Tres (Mexico)



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Marquez, Mayol make weight (maybe)

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Officially the weights were announced as 112. However, the camp of Rodel Mayol is threatening to pull out alleging that Marquez is two pounds heavy.

Hernan Marquez 112 vs Rodel Mayol 112
(WBA flyweight world title)
Juan Estrada 115 vs Richie Mepranum 112
(WBA NABA super flyweight title)
David Sanchez 115 vs Juan Carlos Vargas 112
Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez 134.50 vs Adriel Juzaino 135
Ruben Tamayo 126 vs German Meraz 125.6
Ramon Olivas 167.60 vs Rogelio Ruvalcaba 168

Venue: CUM Ciudad Obregom, Sonora
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions, Promoson y Larsa Comunicaciones
TV: TV Azteca
(more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Rees stops Mezaache in seven

European lightweight champion Gavin Rees produced a fantastic performance in Anthony Mezaache’s backyard in France, forcing a seventh round stoppage to retain his Euro title in style. The Welshman travelled over to Paris for his second defence in the venue that former champion Mezaache’s last three fights had been in and was the aggressor from the opening bell. The 31 year old produced a classy, powerful and controlled display to dismiss the Frenchman’s challenge and move a step closer to his dream of becoming a two-weight World champion.

“I keep telling people I can punch at lightweight and giving the chance I think I can win another World title,” said Rees.
“I had a great training camp, it was boiling in here tonight but I still felt fresh. I worked well on the jab and I was catching him with the right often and I think I did a great job tonight.” (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

UFC

UFC & WTA collide as Evans meets Azarenka

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship® light heavyweight champion and current No. 1 contender, “Suga” Rashad Evans took time from training for UFC® 145: JONES vs. EVANS to meet Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) World No. 1 superstar Victoria Azarenka. The top athletes visited the MMA Masters facility in Miami and traded tennis and UFC gifts and expertise. Evans showed Azarenka some moves in the cage while Azarenka shared a few tennis tips with Evans. The Belarusian beauty is currently in Miami playing in the Sony Ericsson Open tennis tournament. (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

UFC

Brazilian TUF debuts March 25

Seven years after its debut in the United States, in 2005, the first international edition of the famed reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter® begins in Brazil. Co-produced by Brazilian production company Floresta, the inaugural Brazilian version of the show is the first time a TUF series was filmed outside of the United States. (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights From Caguas, PR

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Jayson Vélez 125 vs. Jose Angel Beranza 125
Jonathan Vidal 117 vs. Felix Pérez 118
Jeffrey Fontánez 132.8 vs Juan L.Meléndez 133
O’Nell Negrón 126 vs. Juan G.Cruz 128
Jonuel Tapia 153 vs. Daniel Rodríguez 155
Starling Cordero 119 vs. José Torres 117
José Martinez 115 vs. Rubén Rivera 114
Keith Tapia 208 vs. Heriberto Lorenzo 268
Emanuel Rivera 116 vs. Miguel Del Valle 113.4
José López 124 vs. Jonathan González 126.2
Emanuel Ramirez 114 vs. Luis Díaz TBA

Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions/H2 Entertainment
TV: Solo Boxeo Tecate / Univision Deportes
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico
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March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Slovenia

Photos: Eroll Popova

Jan Zaveck 146.6 vs. Bethuel Tyson Ushona 146.8
(WBO Inter-Continental welterweight championship)
Denis Simcic 174 vs Fatjon Murati 174
(WBO European light heavyweight championship)
Both bouts will be streamed live on www.wboboxing.com
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March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

WBC Statement on Morales

Official Statement: The World Boxing Council (WBC) deeply regrets that a great idol of our organization loses his title on the scale, as he could not make the limit of the super lightweight division today during the official weigh-in ceremony in Houston, Texas. Erik Morales is an honorable and responsible boxer who complied with the thirty-day pre-weigh-in registering 152.9 pounds, as well as with the seven-day pre-weigh-in last Saturday, registering 147 pounds on the scale. The human body is an enigma and this time our champion Erik Morales did not achieve to lose one more gram; therefore, he has lost his world championship on the scale. The fight will be carried out and officially sanctioned by the organization in accordance with our rules and regulations, if Danny Garcia wins the bout, he will be the new WBC super lightweight world champion; if Erik Morales wins the bout, the title will be declared vacant. We wish both fighters the best of luck and may God bless them.



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster
Photos: Martin Avila Maria

Victor “Mermelade” Cayo 140 vs. Nate Campbell 140
Ada Velez 121.5 vs. Katy Pamela Wilson 121
(IBF female super bantamweight title)
Argenis Lopez 139.25 vs. Ramses Payano 137
Juan Carlos Abreu 142.75 vs. Ramon Duran 144
Julio De Jesus 139.25 vs. Fernando Montes De Oca 138
Kenny Casado 131 vs. Braulio Rodriguez 132
Jonathan Guzman 122.25 vs. Milciades Mosquera 122
Franklin Frias 131.5 vs. Orlando Gonzalez 132.5

Cayo: “I’m going to make some mermelade tomorrow night…out of Campbell.”

Campbell: “Victor’s got a big mouth. I’ll be doing my talking in the ring tomorrow night.”

Promoter: Manguita Promotions
Venue : Palacio De Deportes Santo Domingo
TV Coverage: TV Channel 4 & TV Channel 33



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Bute to get Canadian citizenship

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

When IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute travels to England in May to battle mandatory challenger Carl Froch, he will do so as a Canadian citizen. The undefeated star who turned 32 at the end of February will be sworn in Monday as a full Canadian citizen. Bute and 30 other new Canadian citizens from19 different countries will be sworn in in his hometown of Laval Quebec.



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Morales loses title on the scale

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Scott Foster

WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales has lost his 140lb title on the scale. Even a few days ago it was known he was struggling to make weight and after weighing in at 142 he immediately drank water and left 30 minutes later.

Erik Morales 142 vs. Danny Garcia 139.5
(WBC super lightweight championship)
James Kirkland 153.75 vs. Carlos Molina 153.75
Jose Luis Castillo 147.75 vs. Jose Miguel Cotto 144.5
Jamie Kavanagh 135.5 vs. Cesar Cisneros 133.5
Jermell Charlo 155 vs. Chris Chatman 154
Lanard Lane 143.5 vs. Milton Ramos 144.75
Jermall Charlo 153 vs. Shawn Wilson 153.5
Daquan Arnett 151.75 vs. Fabian Cancino 150.75
(more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Daniel Ponce De Leon Update

By Francisco Salazar

Featherweight contender Daniel Ponce De Leon is being considered to fight in the opening televised bout of the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto card on May 5th, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com on Thursday morning. Gomez played down rumors in the last couple of days that Ponce De Leon was already on the card that will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “He is only being considered to fight on the card,” said Gomez. Frank Espinoza, who managed Ponce De Leon, is optimistic that the hard-hitting Mexican will appear on the card. “I really hope that he is able to fight on the card. I think he is deserving of fighting on such a big card as on May 5th,” Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Wednesday evening. In his last fight on January 21st, Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KOs) knocked out Omar Estrella in the sixth round in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Ponce De Leon, who is part of the indigenous Tarahumara tribe in northern Mexico, now resides in Huntington Park, CA.



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in Kissimmee, Florida

All Star Boxing, Inc, Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. and Telemundo Network will return with their successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” to the Kissimmee Civic Center on April 13. In the main event former WBO #12 contender and Latin Champion Jose “Miau” Nieves (19-2-3-8 KO’s) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will defend his Jr. Featherweight title against WBC Mundo Hispano Champion Alejandro “Pique” Delgado (15-6-7 KO’s) of Cuidad Neza, Mexico in another classic matchup between Puerto Rico and Mexico scheduled for 12 Rounds.

“This will be a very good fight, Nieves is coming from two great wins in the 2011 series and Delgado fighting at a higher weight class was beating Orlando Cruz before getting stopped in the 11th round of a great fight, fighters from Puerto Rico and Mexico always bring their best ” said Zabala, Jr. First bell at 8:30 PM, 6 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live. Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412.



March 23rd, 2012

Feature Story

Morales-Garcia Presser

By Byron Spurlock
Photos: Jon Eilts – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBC light welterweight and legendary champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales (52-7, 36 KOs) and unbeaten challenger Danny Garcia (22-0, 14 KOs) faced off during the pre-fight press conference at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Thursday in advance of Saturday’s HBO-televised fight.

Erik Morales: A lot of people asked me why I would take a fight against an opponent that could be very dangerous. I don’t see it that way. I say why would I pick a fight against someone that I know I can’t beat? He’s a younger version of me when I was coming up; but I’m not fighting me, I’m fighting Garcia who doesn’t have a lot of experience against fighters like me.

Danny Garcia: This is a new era in boxing, Morales has had his time as a champion and his time has come and gone. It’s time that boxing get ready to see a new WBC champion come Saturday night. The referee is going to say “…and the NEW WBC light welterweight champion of the world!”

The TV-opener is a WBC jr middleweight eliminator between James Kirkland (30-1, 27 KOs) and Carlos Molina (19-4, 6 KOs) that television viewers won’t want to miss.

James Kirkland: I don’t need to say too much or do much talking. I’m going to let my actions speak, for actions speak louder than words and while I’m whooping his ass in the ring people are going to see who the best fighter is in the ring that night.

Carlos Molina: Yea he may be a big puncher but my team and I have a game to counter that. This is going to be my chance to use Kirkland as a stepping-stone so I can be the one everyone is talking about. (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Marquez-Mayol Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

A crowded press conference took place Thursday in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico as WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and challenger Rodel “Kid Rapido” Mayol proclaimed they will be the winners in the main event on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Múltiples (CUM). Tyson Marquez and his trainer made ​​mention of cuts caused by Mayol headbutts in several fights and will ask the referee and WBA supervisor to be very aware of that situation.

Michael Koncz, representing Filipino fighters Mayol and Mepranum, said “It’s a matter of style. they fight that way, going straight ahead looking to get past the guard of their opponents.”

Marquez was clear to predict his success. “I am the champion. If he wants to come for my belt, I’ll be waiting to pounce and finish the fight early, but we’ll look to win round by round to leave no doubt.” (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Houston

By Byron Spurlock Ringside

Thursday night throw-down in Houston, TX at “The Houston Club” featured a main event which didn’t disappoint. The event showcased jr welterweight up and comer, Bahodir Mamadjonov facing off against Aaron Anderson. Savarese Promotions put on a boxing card that featured knockouts, ring celebrations, taunts, and a fighter being carried out of the ring on a stretcher.

Mamadjonov used his speed and skills to outbox and make his opponent miss throughout the night. A left-hook to the body from Mamadjonov sent Anderson down in the second round. Anderson later went down twice in the second round from another punch to the body. The third round featured Mamadjonov unleashing a barrage of punches that sent Anderson down to the canvas and referee Bobby Gonzales stopping the fight. Mamadjonov would win by TKO :35 of round three and improve his record to (9-0 5KOs) while Anderson fell to (2-12) (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Nagy Aguilera interview

Mike Gladysz (camera), Przemek Garczarczyk (interview)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Rios update

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios,Oxnard,Ca., does an interview Thursday for his upcoming World Lightweight title fight against Cuban gladiator and WBA interim lightweight champion Richard Abril on Saturday, April 14 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, live on Pay Per View. Also on this championship double-header telecast is Juan Manuel Marquez, who will go for an historic fourth world title in as many different weight divisions when he takes on WBO European junior welterweight champion Sergey Fedchenko for the vacant WBO interim 140-pound world title. Márquez-Fedchenko will take place in Mexico City.

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March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Magdalano, Beltran last words

Photo: German Villasenor/Top Rank

Unbeaten, world-ranked super featherweight Diego Magdaleno (21-0, 7 KOs) and Fernando Beltran Jr. (36-7-1, 20 KOs) spoke about their Showtime-televised showdown tonight at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Both fighters are southpaws.

Diego Magdaleno: “Fighting a lefty won’t be an issue. I know he’s a late replacement but that doesn’t force me to change anything in my game. My movement is the key for me to create openings against any opponent. So we’re prepared for this. My goal is to be the 130-pound world champion. I hope to earn a mandatory title shot by the end of this year, but first I have to take care of business here.”

Fernando Beltran Jr: “My contracted weight for last week’s fight (that was cancelled) was 126. But that doesn’t worry me. I have experience and Diego Magdaleno does not. You can’t substitute for experience. He’s also never fought a lefthander and I am a natural southpaw. This is not about Diego Magdaleno. This is about me and a great opportunity that has come my way. I’ve been training since Jan. 3 and I am prepared for anything.”



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Bute: English Road will have thorns

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Dave Spencer

As Lucian Bute gets ready to depart for his Florida training camp on Monday, some revealing words from trainer Stephane Larouche on how they plan to approach the fight that takes the undefeated IBF super-middleweight champion away from his comfort zone of Montreal to Nottingham, England. He will be bothered according to the trainer, “I know there are things that will bother Lucian,” Larouche told FightNews, “But he knows it. He knows there may be people who may spit on him; people may throw their glass of beer at him as he walks to the ring. People will yell at him. People will insult him. He won’t get that positive energy walking to the ring, we already know that. Leaving the dressing room will be positive energy, the team around him will be positive. Then when the fight starts, all the presentations are over, it will be one against one.” (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Biosse defeats Armenta

Searching for his first win in 11 months, super middleweight prospect Vladine Biosse delivered Thursday night in front of a standing-room only crowd at the Twin River Event Center, earning a hard-fought, 59-54, 59-54, 59-55 unanimous-decision victory over George Armenta in the main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Home Invasion” show, the official launch of CES’ 2012 Thursday Night Fight Series. “I feel great, but I’m not satisfied,” said Biosse, who improved to 12-1-1 with the win. “We did what we came to do, which was win, but I want to finish the fight on my terms. (more…)



March 23rd, 2012

Boxing News

Seldin added to March 31 Long Island card

“The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin heads back to the ring on March 31st in the co-feature at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. The 25-year-old Seldin has turned heads in the New York City area with his stunning knockouts in his last three bouts, raising his record to 6-0, 5 KOs since turning pro in July 2011. He will face off against Marcus Hall (5-4-1, 2 KOs) in a scheduled six round welterweight tilt. The main event is a welterweight eight-rounder between unbeaten Chris Algieri and Winston Mathis. A full undercard will be announced shortly by Star Boxing.



March 23rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Full Weights from Tucson

Diego Magdaleno 129.4 vs. Fernando Beltran Jr. 130
Yordenis Ugas 142 vs. Johnny Garcia 140
Andy Ruiz Jr 253 vs. Homero Fonseca 291.6
Abie Han 159.8 vs. Rahman Yusubov 158.6
Jose Roman 135 vs. Javier Garcia 135.4
Hanzel Martinez 116.2 vs. Jose Miguel Tamayo 113.8
Trevor McCumby 173.2 vs. Jose Rico 176
Andrey Klimov 134.6 vs. Robert Rodriguez TBA
Venue: Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank in association with Showdown Promotions
TV: Showtime
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March 22nd, 2012

UFC

UFC brings out the heavy hitters on Memorial Day

The BIGGEST collection of heavyweight title contenders will be on display this Memorial Day weekend as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® presents UFC® 146: DOS SANTOS vs. OVEREEM from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 26. (more…)



March 22nd, 2012

Boxing News

Harrison Camp Statement

The March 31 comeback fight of troubled former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison is off after Harrison was arrested for alleged shoplifting from a Glasgow supermarket. As a result, promoter Frank Maloney has reportedly dropped Harrison, who was slated to fight fro the first time in seven years.

The following is a statement from Peter Harrison, father and trainer of Scott Harrison.

“Regarding the cancellation of Scott’s fight, which was scheduled for Saturday the 31st of March in Blackpool, I would like to make it clear that Scott did not pull out of the fight. Scott trained as usual on Tuesday afternoon in the gym. There has been a lot of media coverage regarding an incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning and it would be inappropriate to comment on that at the moment. However, Scott resumed training on Wednesday by running from Cambuslang to the Cathkin Braes and remained committed to boxing in Blackpool on Saturday the 31st of March. It is public knowledge there is a legal battle over who does and does not have a legal right to promote Scott. Because of this there was a possibility that moves would have been made to prevent Scott boxing in Blackpool. This has weighed heavily on Scott’s mind and caused a great deal of stress over the last two weeks. It took quite a while for Scott to regain his boxing licence and after all the time and effort it looked as though he was set to make his return to the ring. Then the legal battle started and, with all the speculation, it had a negative impact and Scott was faced with the scenario that he might not be able to box. Scott has three young children and a fiancée to support and is determined to box so he can earn money to provide for them. The prospect of him being denied the opportunity to do this has clearly been very damaging. Although it will not be on the 31st of March, Scott still intends to continue his boxing career as soon as possible.”



March 22nd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Tucson

Top Rank in association with Showdown Promotions, Tecate and Casino Del Sol

Diego Magdaleno 129.4 vs. Fernando Beltran Jr. 130
Yordenis Ugas 142 vs. Johnny Garcia 140



March 22nd, 2012




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