WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Boxing Result

Ward KOs Dawson; DeMarco destroys Molina

By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Stephanie Trapp / @trappfotos

In a career-best performance, WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round TKO over WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-2, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Ward sent Dawson to a knee in round three, and floored him again in round four. Dawson, who moved down a division to challenge Ward, was unable to get much going and Ward battered him to the deck again in the tenth to end it. Time was 2:45.

WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (28-2-1, 20 KOs) needed just 44 seconds to annihilate John Molina (24-2, 19 KOs). DeMarco wobbled Molina, then got a referee’s stoppage with a merciless barrage of punches. (more…)

By David Robinett at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp / @trappfotos In a career-best performance, WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” …


Boxing News

Matthysse KOs Ajose in 10th

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KOs) battered and knockout out previously unbeaten WBC mandatory challenger Olusegun Ajose (30-1, 14 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC interim super lightweight world championship on Saturday night at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Matthysse, who had previously lost two controversial decisions in the U.S., made every effort to keep this one out of the hands of the judges. He was all over Ajose from the opening bell and finally put the very tough and game Ajose on the canvas just as the tenth round ended. Official time was 2:59. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse (32-2, 30 KOs) battered and knockout …



Boxing Result

Ivan Morales wins in U.S. debut

By Felipe Leon at ringside

In an undoubtedly a ten round learning experience, undefeated WBC super flyweight Inter champion Ivan Morales (18-0, 12 KOs) retained his title with a unanimous technical decision over former world title challenger Luis “Titi” Maldonado (38-9-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. Maldonado was the busier of the two as he pushed forward on his fellow southpaw for the majority of the entertaining face off while Morales scored with the better and harder punches especially a straight lefts flush to the chin of the veteran fighter. An accidental head butt midway through the tenth caused a cut over the left eye of Morales which prompted the ringside doctor to stop the fight. Scores were 97-93 twice and 98-92. (more…)

By Felipe Leon at ringside In an undoubtedly a ten round learning experience, undefeated WBC super flyweight Inter champion Ivan …


Boxing News

Wilder, Ramos stop foes

2008 United States Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder scored his 25th knockout in 25 fights against previously unbeaten Damon “Bulldog” McCreary (14-0, 10 KOs) on Saturday night in “The Hangar” at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Wilder dropped McCreary in round one and twice in round two. Time was :55.

Junior welterweight rising star Luis Ramos Jr. (23-0, 10 KOs) won by eighth round TKO over Noe Bolanos (24-7-1, 16 KOs), when Bolanos corner threw in the towel to end a one-sided fight. Time was 1:04.

2008 United States Bronze Medalist Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder scored his 25th knockout in 25 fights against previously unbeaten Damon …




Boxing Result

Katajisto beats Tyson-conqueror Williams

There was a heavyweight clash late on Saturday evening in Vaasa Finland between reigning Finnish national and BBU heavyweight titlist Janne Katajisto (11-0-1, 5 KOs) and Danny Williams (44-12). After Katajisto started aggressively the first four rounds, but finally in the fifth round Williams started to throw many power punches. Down the stretch Katajisto throw many good punches and even wobbled Williams a couple of times. In the last round Williams went for a desperation KO, but with good movement Katajisto went on to a unanimous decision (78-74, 79-74 and 79-74). (more…)

There was a heavyweight clash late on Saturday evening in Vaasa Finland between reigning Finnish national and BBU heavyweight titlist …


AWE TV

Adamek TKOs Walker in wild affair

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen/GeorgetownProductions.com

In a fun heavyweight fight, former cruiserweight and light heavyweight title-holder Tomasz Adamek (47-2, 28 KOs) got up from a hard second-round knockdown to stop Travis Walker (39-8-1, 31 KOs) in the fifth round of a heavyweight fight on Saturday afternoon at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Walker was also knocked down in a wild second round after taking a right. After that, Adamek stayed in control, winning the third, cutting Walker in the fourth before stopping him on his feet at the 1:08 mark of the fifth.

In his heavyweight debut, former cruiserweight title-holder Steve Cunningham won a workman-like 10-round unanimous decision against heavyweight veteran Jason Gavern. Scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-90 all for Cunningham. There were no knockdowns, although Cunningham appeared to stun his opponent on occasion. With the win, Cunningham breaks a two-fight losing streak to move to 25-4 with 12 KO wins. Gavern falls to 21-11-4 with 10 KOs.

Undefeated heavyweight Bryant Jennings continued to impress, blowing out Chris Koval in just 35 seconds. Koval was down on a left and then seconds later on a right before the bout was called off. Jennings is now 15-0 with six knockouts, Koval now has double digit losses for an overall record of 25-10, 18 KOs. (more…)

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Tri Nguyen/GeorgetownProductions.com In a fun heavyweight fight, former cruiserweight and light heavyweight title-holder Tomasz …


Boxing Result

Bellew makes Miranda quit in ninth

British light heavyweight beltholder Tony Bellew (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought ninth round TKO over Edison Miranda (35-8, 30 KOs) on Saturday night at the Alexandra Palace in London. Miranda gave as good as he got over the first six rounds, but Bellew came on strong midway, finally forcing Miranda to take a knee in round nine. Miranda then told the referee that he’d had enough. Time was 2:54.

Welterweight Lee Purdy (19-3-1, 12 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Gumersindo Carrasco (16-1, 13 KOs) in round four. Purdy dropped Carrasco in round one and twice in round four before the bout was waved off. Time was 1:43.

In a middleweight clash, Erick Ochieng (11-1, 4 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Ryan Toms (11-3-1, 6 KOs). A body shot finished Toms at 2:37.

British light heavyweight beltholder Tony Bellew (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought ninth round TKO over Edison Miranda (35-8, …


UFC

Remembering Evan Tanner

Four years ago, on September 8, 2008, the mixed martial arts world lost one of its most compelling figures when former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner tragically died of heat exposure during a camping trip in California’s Palo Verde mountain area . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Four years ago, on September 8, 2008, the mixed martial arts world lost one of its most compelling figures when …



AWE TV

Ironbound Throwdown: Complete Weights

Photos: Kamil Krzaczynski

Tomasz Adamek 222.5 vs. Travis Walker 235
Steve Cunningham 207 vs. Jason Gavern 239
Bryant Jennings 230 vs. Chris Koval 226
Joselito Collado 129 vs. Jerry Belmontes 129
Jose Peralta 141 vs. Christian Steele 140
Karl Dargan 136 vs. Jesse Carradine 130

Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Promoter: Main Events
TV: Wealth TV and WealthTV.com

The September 8th Adamek-Walker event is available live at WealthTV.com. WealthTV is available on Verizon FiOS TV (channels 169 and 669 in HD), AT&T U-Verse TV (channels 470 and 1470 in HD), along with over 100 cable systems across the country. Click here for more information.

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Photos: Kamil Krzaczynski Tomasz Adamek 222.5 vs. Travis Walker 235 Steve Cunningham 207 vs. Jason Gavern 239 Bryant Jennings 230 …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Interesting card tonight at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana, as some of Chicagoland’s top boxing talent will be showcased. A noteworthy undercard bout pits local heavyweight Carl Davis (15-4, 11 KOs) against 46-year-old former world title challenger Bert Cooper (38-24, 31 KOs).

Juan Bustumante 134 vs. Juan Sanchez 133
Angel Carvajal 115 vs. Ricky Lacefield 115
Termaine Pride 144 vs. Clifford McPherson 146
Antoine Knight 125 vs. Alfredo Guarneros 125
Mary McGee 135 vs. Ashleigh Curry 135
Jose Arambula 131 vs. Jim Sharp 128
Josh Crouch 165 vs. Steve Walker 162
Meegal Harper 150 vs. Damon Antoine 144
Abdulai Amidu 148 vs. Mustafah Johnson 151
Derrick Findley 161 vs. David Thomas 160
Carl Davis Jr. 227 vs. Bert Cooper 243
Ricardo Chavez 230 vs. Francois Russell 201

Venue: Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: K.O. Sports Promotions

Interesting card tonight at the Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana, as some of Chicagoland’s top boxing talent will be …


Boxing Result

Diaz stops Smith in battle of unbeatens

In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, Kenneth Diaz (7-0, 6 KOs) won by TKO when the corner of Rikardo Smith (6-1, 1 KO) stopped the fight at :45 seconds of the third round. Smith, who ended with a swollen left eye, was down one time in the first round. The bout took place Friday night at the Ruben Zayas Montañez Coliseum in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico.

In other action, unbeaten lightweight Ray Ojeda (10-0, 5 KOs) scored a came from behind to score a spectacular fifth round KO over Regino Canales (4-3, 1 KO). Canales sent Ojeda to the canvas in the fourth round, but Ojeda came stronger in the fifth and after Canales visited the canvas the referee stopped the bout at :58.

Also a bout between super lightweights Anthony Sanchez (7-1-1, 5 KOs) and Osenohad Vazquez (6-1-1, 2 KOs) ended in a six round draw after one judge voted 58-56 for Sanchez, one 58-56 for Vazquez and the other one 57-57.

In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, Kenneth Diaz (7-0, 6 KOs) won by TKO when the corner of Rikardo Smith …


Boxing News

Mitamura, Tenkai invade Mexico

By Joe Koizumi

It is the first time in history that a couple of Japanese boxers have ambitious cracks at world championships on a same show abroad. Unbeaten WBA #9 ex-Japanese national 105-pound champ Takuya Mitamura (12-0, 2 KOs) will face WBA interim minimumweight titlist Jesus Silvestre (25-3, 18 KOs) in a quest for the belt in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, on October 6. It will be promoted by Canelo Promotions, which also presents another world title bout of WBA female bantam titleholder Janeth Perez (16-0-2, 4 KOs), Mexico, against former WBA super-fly ruler Tsunami Tenkai (18-4, 7 KOs), Japan, over ten rounds. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi It is the first time in history that a couple of Japanese boxers have ambitious cracks at …



Boxing Result

Abregu KOs Avendano in Argentina

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian welterweight prospect Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (33-1, 27 KOs) dropped former world title challenger Marco Antonio Avendano (30-9-1, 22 KOs) in the third round with a strong right to the face and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage the sam round. The bout took place Friday night before about 4000 boxing fans at the Estadio Delmi in Salta, Argentina. Abregu, who retained South American could face Puerto Rican rising star Thomas Dulome in his next bout.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian welterweight prospect Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (33-1, 27 KOs) dropped former world title challenger Marco …


Boxing Result

Haumono wins Australian heavyweight title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

In a nationally televised promotion in the best domestic heavyweight bout for 2012, Solomon Haumono (19-1-2, 17 KOs) stopped Franklin Egobi (16-5, 11 KOs) in round ten of a action packed heavyweight bout to capture the vacant Australian heavyweight crown at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. English-born Egobi controlled round one with accurate left jabs but in round two Haumono found the range and connected with s barrage of head shots that had Egobi out on his feet. Haumono continued the attack in round three that had Egobi on unsteady until the bell sounded. Round four had Egobi in trouble again as Haumono continued the assault to the head and body. Round six and Haumono had Egobi out on his feet compliments of three right hand bombs but he survived to hear the bell. Haumono dropped Egobi in round ten and referee Malcolm Bulner crowned Haumono at 2:05. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin In a nationally televised promotion in the best domestic heavyweight …


Boxing News

WBC female champ Fujioka to face Argueta

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC female 105-pound champ Naoko Fujioka (8-0, 5 KOs), Japan, will put her belt against Mexican national titlist Victoria Argueta (8-0, 3 KOs) in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, on October 28. It will be a charity event to encourage still struggling victims after the horrible earthquake that happened in March of the previous year. Fujioka, the pride of Osaki city, will make a heroine’s return to her native place that she had greatly anticipated since dethroning Anabel Ortiz in May of the previous year. Argueta, a 21-year-old speedster, acquired the vacant Mexican belt by defeating Lucia Hernandez in her sixth pro bout last October and kept it twice to her credit. It will be a good competition of the unbeaten girls thanks to the organizer of the Osaki city itself.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC female 105-pound champ Naoko Fujioka (8-0, 5 KOs), Japan, will put her belt against Mexican …


Scale Watch

Weights from Costa Mesa

Luis Ramos 139.4 vs. Noe Bolanos 141.6
Deontay Wilder 229 vs. Damon McCreary 262.2
Demetrius Hopkins 155.8 vs. Doel Carrasquilla 153.6
Jose Correa 128.8 vs. Cesar Valenzuela 128.6
Edgar Valerio 116 vs. Fernando Fuentes 116.6
Jeses Gutierrez 131.6 vs. Rocco Espinoza 132

Venue: The Hangar/OC Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes

Luis Ramos 139.4 vs. Noe Bolanos 141.6 Deontay Wilder 229 vs. Damon McCreary 262.2 Demetrius Hopkins 155.8 vs. Doel Carrasquilla …



Boxing News

Pianeta outpoints Botha

Photos: Eroll Popova

Unbeaten heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (27-0-1, 14 KOs) outpointed bloated 43-year-old, 275lb “White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-8-3, 29 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at the RWE Sporthalle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. Scores were 99-92, 100-96, 97-93. Referee Juergen Langos scored six of the ten rounds even.

WBF/WBO female middleweight champion Christina Hammer (13-0, 7 KOs) took a one-sided ten round unanimous decision against Yahaira Hernandez (11-4, 5 KOs).

Light heavyweight Jonathan Profichet claimed the WBO Euro belt with a first round TKO over Denis Simcic. Time was 2:47.

Heavyweight Markus Tomala topped Tomas Mrazek by unanimous decision by scores of 60-54, 59-55, 59-56.

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Photos: Eroll Popova Unbeaten heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (27-0-1, 14 KOs) outpointed bloated 43-year-old, 275lb “White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-8-3, 29 …


Scale Watch

Weights from Temecula

Weights and photos from Felipe Leon

Ivan Morales 115 vs. Luis Maldonado 114.8
Julian Ramirez 124.4 vs. Noel Mendoza 123.6
Cesar Martinez 124.6 vs. Jorge Porras 122.6
Razvan Cojanu 276.4 vs. Yohan Banks 293
Daniel Gonzalez 271.6 vs. Francisco Diaz 231
Aaron Acevedo 130.4 vs. Juan Sandoval 128.6

Venue: Pechanga Resort
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV Telefutura
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Weights and photos from Felipe Leon Ivan Morales 115 vs. Luis Maldonado 114.8 Julian Ramirez 124.4 vs. Noel Mendoza 123.6 …


Boxing News

Ajose, Matthysse make weight

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Olusegun Ajose 139 vs. Lucas Matthysse 139
(WBC interim super lightweight title)
J’Leon Love 161 vs. Ramon Valenzuela 159.5
Melinda Cooper 121 vs. Celine Salazar 121
Ishe Smith 154 vs. Irving Garcia 154
Daquan Arnett 153 vs. Jesus Tavera 153

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel/Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime

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Photos: Mary Ann Owen Olusegun Ajose 139 vs. Lucas Matthysse 139 (WBC interim super lightweight title) J’Leon Love 161 vs. …


Scale Watch

Ward, Dawson make weight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos

Andre Ward 168 vs. Chad Dawson 168
Antonio DeMarco 134.25 vs. John Molina Jr. 134.5
Malik Scott 226 vs. Bowie Tupou 260
Franklin Lawrence 233.5 vs. Homero Fonseca 253
Ricardo Williams 143.5 vs. Anthony Lenk 143.5
Randy Guerrero 124 vs. Juan Urbina 119
Tony Hirsch 157 vs. Roberto Yong 158.5

Venue: Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif
Promoter: Goossen Tutor/Gary Shaw
TV: HBO
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Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos Andre Ward 168 vs. Chad Dawson 168 Antonio DeMarco 134.25 vs. John Molina Jr. 134.5 Malik …


Boxing News

Chad Dawson: I’m a throwback fighter!

By Sam Geraci
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos

This Saturday WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) looks to establish his dominance at another weight class by moving down in weight to take on WBC and WBA super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA. Since returning to his longtime trainer and mentor John Scully in 2010, Dawson has regained the style and desire that once earned him praises as the heir apparent to the mythical pound-for-pound list. Dawson moved one step closer to regaining that honor after convincingly defeating the living legend Bernard Hopkins in late April. It was after the rematch with Hopkins that Dawson began calling out Ward. Ward accepted the challenge. It will be one of the most anticipated and intriguing matchups between American fighters in years and is aptly titled “Made in America.”

In the following interview, Dawson spoke with FightNews about what Ward, his own unique physical attributes (size and athleticism), his relationship with his trainer John Scully, the move from 175lbs to 168lbs, criticism of his “boring” style, his loss to Jean Pascal, and where he’d be without boxing. (more…)

By Sam Geraci Photos: Stephanie Trapp/ @trappfotos This Saturday WBC light heavyweight champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) looks …


Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Felipe Orucuta 116.5 vs. Julio Cesar Miranda 116.5
Francisco Rodriguez 113 vs. Francisco Perez 111.5
Armando Santos 122 vs. Omar Lina 124
Isaac Torres 130 Bs vs. Joge Luis Rodriguez 134
Moises Flores 118 vs. Oscar Arena 117
Jonathan Pena 147 vs. Ricardo Martinez 147
Javier Salinas 140 vs. Fernando Gonzalez 141
Rommel Ramos 113 vs. Jaime Jimenez 112.5

Venue: Deportivo Trabajadores Del Metro, Mexico, D.F.
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca Azteca

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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Felipe Orucuta 116.5 vs. Julio Cesar Miranda 116.5 Francisco Rodriguez 113 vs. Francisco Perez 111.5 Armando Santos …


Scale Watch

Weights from Celaya, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marco Antonio Rubio 167 vs. Carlos Baldomir 167
WBF super middleweight title

Marco “Dorado” Reyes 161 vs Julio Cesar Garcia 161
Abdiel Ramirez 136.80 vs Hugo Salas 139.50
Irma Garcia 119.90 vs Laura Serrano 119.90

Venue: Estadio Miguel Aleman
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Marco Antonio Rubio 167 vs. Carlos Baldomir 167 WBF super middleweight title Marco “Dorado” Reyes 161 …


Boxing News

D-Hop returns Saturday

The stage is set for the boxing event on Saturday at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center IN Orange County, Calif. Demetrius Hopkins and Doel Carrasquilla head up the undercard leading up to the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes doubleheader featuring Luis Ramos Jr. vs. Noe Bolaños and Deontay Wilder vs. Damon McCreary. The FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes bilingual simulcast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. (more…)

The stage is set for the boxing event on Saturday at the Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center …


AWE TV

Adamek 222, Walker 235, Cunningham 207, Gavern 239

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk


AWE TV

Wealth TV kicks off strong fall lineup

On Saturday afternoon, Tomasz Adamek will battle Travis Walker for the IBF North American heavyweight championship. That bout plus a full undercard will kick off a strong fall lineup coming to Wealth TV. That event is just the beginning of a strong lineup that Wealth TV will be bringing the fans over the next several months.

On Friday night October 12th, Adonis Stevenson will take on Donovan George in an IBF Super Middleweight elimination bout that will originate from a raucous Bell Centre in Montreal. The very next day, It will be a battle of Olympic medal winners from Great Britain as undefeated top prospect David Price takes on former world title challenger Audley Harrison.

Adamek and Walker will start off the action this Saturday from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Wealth TV and WealthTV.com will carry the fight live starting at 3pm ET/ noon PT. (more…)

On Saturday afternoon, Tomasz Adamek will battle Travis Walker for the IBF North American heavyweight championship. That bout plus a …


Boxing News

Rosado-Whittaker replaces Campillo-Kovalev

Philadelphia’s “King” Gabriel Rosado will step up into the main event on Friday, September 21st when “NBCSN Fight Night” returns to the Sands Hotel and Casino in Bethlehem, PA. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. Rosado, ranked #3 in the world among junior middleweights, will take on #2 ranked Charles Whittaker of the Cayman Islands in a bout for the #1 position in the IBF Junior Middleweight division. The victor will be guaranteed the opportunity to fight for the IBF Middleweight Title now held by Cornelius “K9” Bundrage.

The change was made when top rated light heavyweight Gabriel Campillo, who had been slated to face hot Russian prospect Sergey Kovalev in the main event, was sidelined yesterday with a back injury suffered in training. A native of Chelyabinsk, Russia now living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Kovalev (18-0-1, 16 KO’s) will move into the swing bout position where he will take on Buffalo, New York’s Lionell “Lonnie B” Thompson. (12-1, 8KO’s) (more…)

Philadelphia’s “King” Gabriel Rosado will step up into the main event on Friday, September 21st when “NBCSN Fight Night” returns …


Boxing News

Perez-Decarie replaces Erdei-Chilemba

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Isaac Chilemba-Zsolt Erdei fight, scheduled to open up the HBO Boxing After Dark telecast live from the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT, on September 29, had been called off after Erdei suffered two broken ribs in sparring. The 10-round light heavyweight bout was one of the most highly anticipated bouts on the card, which made the cancellation that much more disappointing. Fortunately though, Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment, was able to find a replacement that has many boxing insiders and fans alike quite intrigued as welterweight contenders Alex Perez (16-0, 9KO’s) and Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7KO’s) are set to square off in a 10-round match. The bout will be for Decarie’s WBC International welterweight title.

On Wednesday, it was announced that the Isaac Chilemba-Zsolt Erdei fight, scheduled to open up the HBO Boxing After Dark …


Boxing News

Chavez-Martinez looks like a hit with fans

Photos: Greenday Gibbons

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. gets in a late night workout at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. Junior is putting the final touches on his training before facing arch rival Sergio Martinez on September 15th.

Meanwhile, Hall of Fame prompter Bob Arum says the response to Chavez-Martinez has exceeded expectations. “The ticket sales have been off the charts,” stated Arum. “The Thomas & Mack Center, where the fight is being held – the lower bowl and the floor, which is about 10,000 seats, sold out completely two weeks ago. Now the upper bowl has less than 900 seats available. We are looking at a sellout by the end of the week. We have opened up 6,000 to 7,000 closed circuit seats in the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, which is our host. The closed circuit sales around the country, supported by Joe Gagliardi, are tremendous. So we are on track to do very big pay-per-view business on this fight. Foreign sales are terrific. We are very enthused and it just goes to show if you give people a quality match, they will respond.” (more…)

Photos: Greenday Gibbons WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. gets in a late night workout at The Top Rank …


Scale Watch

Klitschko-Charr weigh-in

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos: KMG / www.michaelsterlingeaton.com

Vitali Klitschko 248 vs. Manuel Charr 241.4

Venue: SC Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: K2
TV: Inter (Ukraine), Russia2 (Russia), RTL (Germany), HBO (USA)

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By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Photos: KMG / www.michaelsterlingeaton.com Vitali Klitschko 248 vs. Manuel Charr 241.4 Venue: SC Olimpiyskiy, Moscow, Russia …


Boxing News

Andrade opponent named

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is prepared to teach the art of boxing at the 11th annual “Fight To Educate” on Thursday evening, September 20 at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Andrade, headlining the event for the third consecutive year, has been matched in the 10-round main event against Alexis “Hurricane” Hlores (16-6-2, 1 KO). “It’s great fighting again on the Fight To Educate card,” Andrade said. “Fighting in New Hampshire helps build my fan-base, plus I really enjoy helping kids through the charities that benefit from this fund-raising event. My manager, Ed Farris, is involved with the Fight To Educate people and, thanks to him, I’m fighting on this show for the third straight year.” Andrade is currently IBF #4, WBO #5, WBC #10 and WBA #13. (more…)

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (17-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is prepared to teach the …


Announcement

Connecticut BHOF Induction Dinner rescheduled to Nov. 17

The 8th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner has been rescheduled for November 17, one week after the original date, in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The 2012 CBHOF inductees are former WBA light middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, former WBU middleweight titlist “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, promoter Jimmy Burchfield (Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.), manager George Cruz and the late manager/promoter Lou Viscusi. Tickets are $75 and available by calling Kim Baker at Mohegan Sun (860.862.7377) or Sherman Cain at the Manchester Journal Inquirer (800.237.3606 X321). Doors open at 5:30p, cocktails at 6p which is followed by dinner. Visit www.ctboxinghof.com for additional info.

The 8th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) Gala Induction Dinner has been rescheduled for November 17, one week …


UFC

Behind Vitor Belfort’s diet

When it comes to nutrition for fighters, one authority towers above all others: Mike Dolce. The Eating-for-Performance expert is currently masterminding the diet of knockout artist Vitor Belfort, who challenges UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones on Sept. 22 in Toronto . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

When it comes to nutrition for fighters, one authority towers above all others: Mike Dolce. The Eating-for-Performance expert is currently …


Feature Story

Final presser: Ajose-Matthysse

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime

It’s too bad that a back injury suffered by Randall Bailey has scratched this Saturday’s ShoBox main event where Bailey was scheduled to defend his IBF welterweight title against Devon Alexander. But, as they say, the show must go on. Fortunately, heavy handed Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) is there to salvage the card as he’ll take on unbeaten Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) for the WBC interim welterweight title.

If you have ever watched a Matthysse fight, you are already know that it is rare to see the Argentinean in a boring fight. Better yet, it’s likely that somebody is going down. Ask Humberto Soto how he fared standing in front of Matthysse. It can be argued that the 29-year-old from Buenos Aires should be undefeated as controversial losses to Zab Judah and Devon Alexander could have easily gone his way. (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Tom Casino/Showtime It’s too bad that a back injury suffered by Randall Bailey has …


AWE TV

Adamek-Walker Preview

By Graham Houston

While Vitali Klitschko is defending his WBC heavyweight title in Russia on Saturday, former Klitschko challenger Tomasz Adamek hopes to move closer to another championship chance in a 12-rounder against Travis Walker that will be televised by Wealth TV and also be available on WealthTV.com. On paper, Adamek wins this fight easily. Adamek is a world-class heavyweight meeting an opponent who has lost seven fights, five by stoppage. Adamek is the faster, superior boxer, with better hand speed, and he’s fighting in his adopted backyard of Newark, NJ, where the usual huge contingent of Adamek’s Polish fans will be on hand to provide colourful and rousing encouragement.

I’m giving Walker a bit of a chance, though. Yes, I know that Walker lost on first-round knockouts to T.J. Wilson and Manuel Quezada, two ordinary heavyweights. Jonathan Banks stopped Walker in six rounds, and the crude slugger Alex Lepai battered him into defeat in four rounds in Australia. However, Walker can punch. He crushed TJ Wilson in the second round of their rematch, knocked down Chris Arreola before getting overwhelmed, and he had Lepai down and almost out in the third round. In his last fight Walker, trailing on the scorecards, stopped the huge Kali Meehan in the sixth round in Australia. (more…)

By Graham Houston While Vitali Klitschko is defending his WBC heavyweight title in Russia on Saturday, former Klitschko challenger Tomasz …










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