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By Felipe Leon
WBC Silver lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1, 18KOs) is in the middle of the most intense part of his training camp for his October 15th face off against Venezuelan Jorge Linares (31-1, 20KOs) for the vacant WBC lightweight title on the under card of Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
“I feel great. Everything is good, we are very happy and satisfied with the help that we are doing. If the fight was tomorrow, we would fight tomorrow,” the confident DeMarco said while gloving up. “We are sure of the work that we have done. We are taking this fight very seriously. We know that Linares is dangerous. It’s going to be a good fight.” (more…)
Monday, Sept. 26
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Photo: Ramón Cairo
With a press conference held yesterday, WBA Super Lightweight champion Marcos Maidana officially launched his first defense of the title that will take this Friday 23 in Buenos Aires, against Russian Petr Petrov. “I’m delighted to be fighting before my own people. After Robert Guerrero got injured and cancelled our fight last minute we decided to go ahead and fight in Argentina. Petrov is a very skillful fighter and will give a great fight,” Maidana said.
“I know Maidana very well since I usually watch him. He has a name in the business but I’m in Argentina for no holiday. I’m here to win. I’m not gonna tell how I will. But I can tell you that I have the tools to take the title home,” said Petrov, who lives in Spain and is under the guidance of trainer Ricardo Sanchez Atocha. (more…)
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WBC Super Middleweight Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has moved his training camp to Southern Spain. Together with his trainer Jimmy Montoya, the Viking Warrior will continue the preparation for the November 5 clash against WBO Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) in the Spanish sun. “Denmark has been blessed with a lot of great things – great people, a great capital and some great boxers. But it has not always been blessed with great weather,” Montoya said. “It will be good to train outside in the sun for a couple of days. It´s a very long training camp so it´s nice to get out and about and do something different from the usual routine.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
All the Filipino fighters participating in Saturday’s card billed as “Philippine Invasion” in Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico arrived Monday in Mexico City along with trainer Gabriel Elorde. In the main event, Mexico’s Oscar Ibarra (27-4, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC super flyweight silver crown against Filipino Sylvester Lopez (16-3-1, 12 KOs) in a bout that also serves as a world title eliminator for the right to challenge world champion Suriyan Rungvisai Sor of Thailand. (more…)
Report and photo by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC executive secretary, said Tuesday that Erik “El Terrible” Morales will receive the belt that accredits him as a super lightweight WBC world champion this Saturday after winning the crown last Saturday in Las Vegas. Erik won the vacant 140 pounds WBC world title by beating Pablo Cesar Cano, who didn’t come out for the eleventh round, so it was declared a technical knockout in favor of the Tijuana fighter, who from that moment became a champion in four divisions, holding the super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and super lightweight titles, all from the WBC.
Photos: Eroll Popova
After a four year break there will finally be a boxing event in the Brandenburg-Halle of Frankfurt/Oder. The Brandenburg town with a great boxing tradition will experienced two German female athletes of world class level on 21 October 2011. The SES ladies “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian and the woman with the biggest hammer, Christina Hammer return to action. more + photos
By Chris Farina/Top Rank
Antonio Margarito arrives in Mexico City late Tuesday night for a press conference Wednesday. Margarito is in town on the third stop of the world tour to announce his highly-anticipated World Championship rematch against Miguel Cotto, Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. more photos
Velasquez Returns To Defend The Heavyweight Belt Against Dos Santos In Anaheim: The UFC makes its debut on FOX on Saturday, November 12, with a battle for the heavyweight title between champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos! Live at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday at 10am PT, join today for first access to tickets!
Countdown to UFC 135 Premieres Tonight: Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson prepare for their light heavyweight title clash in Denver – premieres tonight at 11pm on SPIKE (Premieres Wednesday at 8pm on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada)
Ultimate Matt Hughes In Stores Today: New DVD features the best of the Hall of Famer, including his Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a collectible booklet, all-new interviews and more! See him take on Josh Koscheck in Denver at UFC 135 this Saturday night!
Denver Fans – Meet Michael Bisping At The Octagon Nation Tour This Thursday: The truck stops at the Sports Authority in Bowles Crossing – 8055 West Bowles Ave. Ste. 4, Littleton, CO 80123 – from 3:30-7:30pm this Thursday. Meet TUF14 coach Michael Bisping from 5-7pm
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Demetrius Andrade 156.2 vs. Saul Duran 157
Jose Medina 161.6 vs. Anibel Acevedo 162.6
Danny O’Connor 144.8 vs. Jamal Del Cid 145.4
Dan Powers 120.8 vs. Luis Rosario 129.6
Chris Gilbert 151.2 vs. Noel Garcia 147.4
Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH
Tickets: $50.00 and $25.00 Proceeds from the 10th annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center, The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education, and St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels.
By Robert Coster
Hot prospect Javier Fortuna (16-0, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth Featherweight title with a spectacular first round knockout of countryman Geysi Lorenzo (11-2, 2 KOs) on Monday night in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The light punching Lorenzo played into Fortuna’s hands by recklessly opting to brawl in the center of the ring and dearly paid the price. With a vicious hook to the body, Fortuna, the local idol, sent Lorenzo crumbling to the mat for the full count.
On the undercard, visiting middleweight John Jackson (11-0, 10 KOs) of the Virgin Islands, son of former world champion Julian Jackson, proved that he certainly has inherited his famous father’s vaunted power by impressively disposing of veteran Jose Soto (24-9-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds. Jackson connected a thunderous uppercut that put an end to the action.
Tickets for UFC® on FOX: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS are priced at $354.00, $229.00, $129.00, $94.00, $69.00 and $44.00, and go on sale Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Remaining tickets, if available, can be purchased at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. PT . . . Click here for more
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Following his exciting 10-round battle with Raymundo Beltran in May in a bout which marked his debut on the hit series ShoBox: The New Generation, NABO Lightweight Champion Sharif “The Lion” Bogere will return to the SHOWTIME® airwaves on Friday, October 7 to defend his title against fellow unbeaten Francisco Contreras at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. in a rare battle of young, undefeated prospects. Unbeaten Jermell Charlo takes on Francisco Santana in another compelling match-up of prospects on the rise. (more…)
By Matt Richardson
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
It was late at night at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. A dejected Miguel Cotto was seated in his locker room, a thoroughly beaten and bloodied mess. Minutes earlier, Cotto had lost his welterweight title and unbeaten record to Antonio Margarito, when he was stopped in the eleventh round on a technical knockout. It was a brutal fight in which both men absorbed much punishment. And it was a tough loss; the type that seems to take something out of many fighters.
With his face swollen and blood dripping from his eyes, Cotto began to cry. His father, Miguel Senior, embraced him and soon the two men cried together. After mourning the loss, they dried their tears, cleaned the blood from the fighters face and left the arena in concert. That was more than three years ago but it’s a memory Cotto hasn’t forgotten. (more…)
By Rey Colón -The Sport Press
Former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana have been added to the October 29 PR Best card at the Coliseum Mario “Quijote” Morales taking place during the 24th Annual WBO Convention in Puerto Rico. Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (34-2-1, 6 KOs) and Raul “Rayito” Garcia (30-2-1, 18 KOs) in the headliner for the WBO interim minimumweight belt. Vazquez Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs) will fight a ten-rounder for a WBO regional title in his first fight since losing WBO super bantamweight in May to Jorge “Travieso” Arce. His opponent will be announced shortly. Quintana (28-3, 22 KOs), who reigned at 147 pounds under the WBO banner, will face an opponent to be determined in a ten rounder for a 154lb WBO regional belt. Five other boxing bouts will complete this program.
“Sabados De Corona” returns on Saturday, September 24th when Mexico City’s Oscar Blanquet and Panama’s Ricardo Nunez duke it out live from Mexico City in a WBA flyweight eliminator. Also, two more flyweights will battle it out in the co-main event, when Guadalajara’s Jesus Jimenez takes on former World Champion Carlos Tamara in a 10-round fight for the International IBF flyweight title. This doubleheader headlines a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Canelo Promotions. The broadcast on Saturday begins at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET and will be televised by Televisa in Mexico and on AT&T U-verse in the U.S. from the Centro de Convenciones in Cozumel.
By Ron Jackson
WBO junior featherweight champion Jorge Arce of Mexico makes the first defense of his belt against South Africa’s Simphiwe Nongqayi on Saturday at the Foro Promocasa in Mexicali, Mexico. The 32-year-old Arce will be hoping to gain revenge against Nongqayi (17-1-1, 6 KOs) who outpointed him on September 15, 2009 in Cancun, Mexico in a clash for the vacant IBF junior bantamweight belt. However, after this outstanding victory it was all downhill for the 39-year-old South African. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik
Three division world champion Miguel Cotto (36-2, 29 KO) promised that his “body and mind” will be in the top shape when on Decmber 3 he battles Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KO) in the highly anticipated rematch of the very controversial first fight. There was a special guest during today’s media luncheon and press conference at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden for Top Rank promoted title fight, Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KO), who in his first-ever New York fight will on October 22 will defend his title against Argentina’s Omar Narvaez (35-0-2, 23 KO).
On stage, three of the stars were joined by another ring warrior Paweł “The Raging Bull” Wolak (29-1, 19 KO), who will fight on the undercard of Cotto – Margerito 2 fight. Click here for more photos…
On March 19, 2011, Jon Jones became the youngest man in the history of the sport to win a UFC championship at a fresh, young 23 years and 242 days. And he did it in dominant fashion, annihilating then-champion Marcio “Shogun” Rua via third-round technical knockout . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares is in the Philippines to continue his training for his October 15 clash against Antonio DeMarco for the vacant WBC lightweight world title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Linares currently trains with Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer and will be at the Pacquiao training camp. He will be in the Philippines for three weeks. Previously Linares trained with Roach in Los Angeles at the Wild Card Gym and in Colorado Springs with the U.S. Olympic team.
Tickets priced at $600, $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50 went on sale at noon today for Cotto-Margarito II on December 3 at Madison Square Garden. They can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden box office, online at www.thegarden.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.
All Star Boxing, Inc, Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. and Telemundo Network will celebrate the 10th Anniversary in Kissimmee, FL of the successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” at the Kissimmee Civic Center on October 14. In the main event, former IBA titleholder Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (16-2-1, 7 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will face unbeaten Michael “Lil Warrior” Franco (19-0, 12 KOs) of Riverside, CA in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds with the WBO Latin featherweight title at stake.
“We are excited to bring another great boxing card to the Kissimmee Civic Center on our 10th Anniversary, we started our venture on October 19, 2001 when Oscar Larios faced Angel Chacon and after all this hard work we where able to put Kissimmee on the boxing map worldwide,” said Zabala, Jr. (more…)
Promoter Mick Hennessy has come out and ridiculed any suggestion from Mike Perez that he deserves a shot at British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Hennessy is working towards unbeaten Fury returning to the ring in November on the back of a fifth round stoppage of Nicolai Firtha in Belfast last Saturday night. Cork-based Perez, from Cuba, has come out and challenged Fury to a dust-up but promoter Hennessy says he can “forget about it”.
Hennessy commented: “Clearly somebody’s little cage has bee rattled in Ireland after Tyson’s great win at the weekend and from what I can see it is the people around him who are mouthing off, not Perez. I would be surprised if it was Perez because when Tyson was an amateur he gave him two very bad beatings in sparring and there were plenty of witnesses to it. (more…)
Irish based Cuban Mike “The Rebel” Perez says he wants to shut Tyson Fury’s “big mouth” following the English heavyweight’s win over American Nicolai Firtha in Belfast last weekend. Perez steam rolled his way to the International Prizefighter title earlier this year to stretch his perfect record to 16 straight wins and he’s confident he can do the same to Fury on the Manchester man’s next scheduled outing on November 12th. (more…)
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