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- UFC 179 at the scales
- Two NABF titles on the line in Pueblo tonight
- Oscar to officially announce Dec 6 card
- "Fights at the Fitz" returns this Saturday
- Former European champ Pat Barrett to promote first boxing show
- Mthalane to make first defense of IBO flyweight belt
- 143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri
- Povetkin KOs Takam in 10; Chakhkiev crushes Fragomeni; Charr stops Grant
- Weights from Kissimmee, FL
- Weights from Hull, England
- Lucas Martins: The Featherweight You Should Know
By Peter Czymbor at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney
In his second fight under the guidance of trainer Ronnie Shields, undefeated super middleweight prospect Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KO’s) won a unanimous decision over the previously undefeated Will Rosinsky (14-1, 8 KO’s) in an all action fight headlining Showtime’s “Shobox” card Friday night at the MGM Grand Foxwoods in Connecticut. Rodriguez was able to impose his size and will on the incredibly tough Rosinsky for most of the fight and ripped combinations to his opponent’s head and body. However, Rosinsky never wilted and had success himself, particularly with his lead left hand which he landed regularly throughout the bout. In the end, all three official ringside judges scored the fight a surprising shutout for Rodriguez 100-90. The general consensus amongst press row was that Rodriguez earned the win, but the scores were too wide.
In the co-feature of Showtime’s “Shobox” card at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut, Brooklyn’s Gabriel Bracero (18-0, 3 KO’s) stayed unbeaten with a 10 round beatdown of intrastate foe Daniel Sostre (11-5-1, 4 KO’s) of Highland, New York. Sostre was game, but Bracero was clearly in another class and won on all three scorecards. Official scores were 100-90 (twice) and 99-91 for Bracero. (more…)
Ray Tito Serrano 140.5 vs. Angel Rios 140.5
Vinny Maddalone 235 vs. Mike Sheppard 222
Shamone Alvarez 147.5 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 149
Chazz Witherspoon 230 vs. Tyson Cobb 274
Jason Escalera 167 vs. Mickey Scarborough 165
Venue: The Tropicana in Atlantic City
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: Azteca America
Cincinnati’s hometown favorite, Adrien “The Problem” Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) will host a press conference next Tuesday to officially announce his first shot at a world title when he battles Argentina’s Vicente Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBO Junior Lightweight World Title on Saturday, November 26 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio which will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Arnulfo Miranda/Panama Deportivo
Brunet Zamora 140 vs Alberto Mosquera 140
(Interim WBA super lightweight title)
Richard Abril 135 lbs vs Miguel Acosta 135
(Interim WBA lightweight title)
Kathy Wilson 124.75 vs Ogleydis Suarez ??
(Interim WBA featherweight title)
Nehomar Cermeño 122 vs Yoandris Salinas 122
Charlie Navarro 147 vs Thomas Dulorme 146.25
(NABA USA welterwweight title)
Johan Perez 140 vs Kenny Galarza 140
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title)
Edwin Diaz 105 vs Carlos Velarde 105
(WBA Fedecaribe miniumweight title)
Liborio Solis 118 vs Rafael Concepcion 118
(WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title)
Antonio Fernandez 126 vs Jonathan Arenas 125
Nicholas Walters 125 vs Irving Berry 125.2
(WBA Fedelatin featherweight title)
Venue: Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City
Promoter: Promociones del Istmo and WBA
TV: TV Max
Unbeaten WBO/WBA/WIBF female flyweight champion “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (29-0, 16 KOs) stayed unbeaten with a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Teeraporn Pannimit (14-4, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Brandenburg Halle in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany.
In another female world title clash, unbeaten WBO/WBF middleweight beltholder Christina Hammer (11-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Vashon Living (5-2, 1 KO) by scores of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.
Light heavyweightt Robin Krasniqi (36-2, 12 KOs) stopped Abdelkahim Derghal (14-12-1, 8 KOs) in round four after two knockdowns to claim the vacant WBO Euro belt.
Unbeaten heavyweight Francisco Pianeta (24-0-1, 14 KOs) cruised past Robert Hawkins (23-19, 7 KOs) winning all eight rounds. Nine straight losses for Hawkins.
The card was promoted by SES Boxing.
By Mike Bernier at the scale
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Nonito Donaire 116.25 vs. Omar Narvaez 117
(For Donaire’s WBC/WBO bantamweight titles)
Mikey Garcia 125 vs. Juan Carlos Martinez 126.25
(Martinez has one hour to lose .25 pound)
Mike Brooks 137 vs. Eddie Ramirez 135.25
Tommy Rainone 150.25 vs. Brad Jackson 150
Jonathan Gonzalez 113.25 vs. Jose Rivera 113
Seanie Monaghan 174.5 vs. Anthony Pietantonio 174.25
Mikael Zewski 148 vs. Keuntray Henson 147
Cletus Seldin 146.5 vs. Jose Segura 146.25
Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: Top Rank
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Sroi Mungmee
WBC flyweight king Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1, 45 KOs) impressively won a unanimous decision over WBC #1 Edgar Sosa (43-7, 26 KOs) to retain his WBC crown on Friday at 11st Royal Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand. Scored: Steve Morrow (California) 116-111, Hubert Minn (Hawaii) 117-110, Nobuaki Uratani (Japan) 117-110. The referee was Massimo Barrovecchio (Italy) and the supervisor was Frank Quill (Australia). This was the 26th world title fight of the 34-year old Thailander who had firstly occupied the WBC belt since March 2001, defending his title 17 time before losing to Daisuke Naito and regaining his WBC by defeating 3-division world champion Koki Kameda on March 27, 2010. For more details and photos click here….
By Gabriel F. Cordero
It was confirmed today that “The Nightmare in Mexico” event at the Domo De La Feria in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, will headlined by the heavyweight matchup between WBC #1 rated Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs) and new opponent Rafael “The Silencer” Butler (35-11, 28 KOs) on a card presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Promociones del Pueblo and Grupo Modelo. Arreola had originally been slated to face Alonzo Butler (28-2, 21 KOs).
The fight will be televised in the U.S. by ESPN Deportes and by Televisa on their “Saturday Corona” series. This card will also be the penultimate event of the popular “Quen Pinta para la Corona?” tournament with a $50,000 purse for the winners.
Former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (54-8, 40 KOs) will take on former “Contender” star Max Alexander (14-5-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant UBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on December 10 in Atlanta, Georgia. Billed as Kings Of The Ring 5 – Resurrection, the fight will be promoted by KO Kings in association with RJJ Promotions and Big Play Entertainment, this fight will be the first ever UBO title fightto be broadcast live on Internet Pay-Per-View. (more…)
Photo: Photo Wende
Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Rogelio Rossi 197.5
(WBO Cruiserweight Title)
Dominik Britsch 159.4 vs. Billy Lyell 158.5
(IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title)
Kubrat Pulev 252.6 vs. Travis Walker 252
(IBF International Heavyweight Title)
Venue: Ludwigsburg Arena in Ludwigsburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
By Mike Bernier
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Boxing returns to Madison Square Garden on Saturday night with what promises to be an action packed card featuring two young guns in WBO/WBC bantamweight world champion Nonito ‘The Filipino Flash’ Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) of San Leandro, CA. by way of General Santos City, Philippines and undefeated featherweight prospect Mikey Garcia (26-0, 22 KOs) of Oxnard, CA. The venue of the fight has been closed for renovations since the end of April after the Knicks were swept by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. MSG is excited to open the Garden on Saturday for the first event since the renovations have been completed. Ticket sales for the card are going well. (more…)
Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3 KOs) returns to ShoBox on Friday, October 21st to face Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4 KOs) in an all-Puerto Rican showdown at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket Connecticut, in a 10 round bout for the vacant NABF light welterweight title.
Bracero, 30, was a stellar amateur boxer whose professional career was almost derailed by a 6 year stint in prison. Since resuming his career in 2009, Tito won 12 straight bout and has knocked out his last two opponents. The Brooklyn-based fighter eagerly anticipates winning a regional title and being ranked in the top 10 by the world sanctioning bodies . . . Click here for more
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Inside the Octagon, UFC 137 headliner’s BJ Penn and Nick Diaz are almost mirror images. If you ignore the obvious differences—Diaz is taller, leaner and lighter—the pair have more similarities than differences. Both men love to fight, both are proficient boxers with excellent jiu-jitsu pedigrees.
Outside the Octagon, though, the differences mount. (more…)
Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank
Undefeated WBO Jr. Bantamweight champion Omar Andres “El Huracan” Narvaez (35-0-2, 19 KOs) makes his US and HBO debut on Saturday, October 22nd when he steps up to a third weight class to challenge WBC/WBO Bantamweight champion “The Filipino Flash,” Nonito Donaire (26-1, 18 KOs) at Madison Square Garden’s newly renovated WaMu Theater . . . Click here for more
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For more than 60 years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has been solely focused on people with blood cancers. (more…)
Former two-time world Champion Paulie Ayala will host a public workout this Saturday from 12:00-2:00 at the new home of his University of Hard Knocks gym in anticipation of his Saturday October 29th “Fright Night” card at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth. Fighters on the card in attendance will include former WBC Youth Champion Jose Hernandez, local favorite Miguel Buendia, former amateur sensation Manuel Rojas, Arthur Trevino and Angel Solarzano. Also scheduled to appear is Top Rank prospect Roberto Marroquin. Ayala’s new gym is located at 6913 W. Camp Bowie Blvd, Ste 141, Fort Worth, Texas.
Four-time heavyweight champion of the world Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield will meet the fans and sign autographs inside the Fantasy Springs Special Event Center at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA during the Friday, November 4th edition of TeleFutura that is headlined by a middleweight matchup between former world champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora and longtime contender Jose Alfredo “Shibata” Flores. Mora vs. Flores is presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Doors open at 6p PT and the first bell rings is at 7:30p PT. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30p. Tickets are $25, $35 or $45 and available at the Fantasy Springs box office (800.827.2946) or online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1,45 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Edgar Sosa (43-7,26 KOs) to retain his WBC crown today at 11st Royal Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, Thailand. Although Pongsaklek was mistakenly deducted a point from an accidental head clash in round nine but he comfortably won by scored 116-111, 117-110, 117-110. (More to come)
Junior middleweights Giorbis Barthelemy (25-8-2, 10 KOs) and Charles “Killa” Whittaker (37-12-2, 23 KOs) collide in an IBF elimination bout to determine the #2 contender on November 18 at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida. Heavyweight Erik “The Viking” Leander (11-1, 8 KOs), cruiserweight destroyer Yunier Dorticos (12-0, 12 KOs), heavyweight Glendy Hernandez (7-0, 3 KOs), cruiserweight Yuniesky Gonzalez (5-0, 3 KOs), lightweight Hylon Williams Jr. (14-0, 3 KOs) and welterweight Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12 KOs) will all see action on the undercard against opponents to be named.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBC has approved Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero (31-10-1, 22 KOs) to challenge WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (50-7, 44 KOs) in the third defense of his crown on December 3 or 10 at a location to be announced. The card will presented by Promociones del Pueblo. It will be the second time Caballero has challenged for a world title. His first attempt was against longtime WBA champion Chris John in January 2008.
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) of Worcester, Mass., and Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs) of Ozone Park, N.Y., both weighed in at 171 pounds while Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-4-1, 4 KOs) both tipped the scales at 140 and 138 pounds, respectively, one day before their ShoBox: The New Generation showdowns tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the MGM Theatre Foxwood Resorts Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.
Both main event fighters share similar backgrounds and styles both having won U.S. National Amateur Championships in 2005, Rodriguez at 165 pounds and Rosinsky at 178 pounds. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: David Martin Warr/DKP
How many fighters can say that they started their career 53 pounds lighter — six weight classes below their current weight limit — before they became a world champion? WBA cruiserweight champ Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3, 29 KOs) began his remarkable career with fifteen fights at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds. No matter which division “El Felino” decided to fight in, he has always been successful, fighting twice for the WBA junior middleweight title and for another world title at the then-cruiserweight limit of 190 pounds. When the sanctioning bodies moved the cruiser limit up another ten pounds to 200, Jones took it in stride like he always has done.
On November 5 he defends his title against WBA #14-ranked Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. (more…)
Thomas Pütz, head of the German Boxing Federation (BDB), told FIGOsport that referee Manfred Küchler is facing disciplinary action for his mishandling of the recent fight between heavyweights Alexander Petkovic and Cisse Salif, where Salif was disqualified for alleged low blows that video showed were not low. A BDB hearing is forthcoming and Küchler could be facing a one-year suspension.
In addition, Pütz plans to review the recent fight between cruiserweights Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Steve Cunningham, which the IBF has already ordered a rematch of due to an improper stoppage ordered by ring doctor Walter Wagner. Even though the fight did not take place under the auspices of the BDB, Pütz does not want to see German boxing further ridiculed on the international scene.
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Undefeated light welterweight prospect Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean won a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision over former world contender Francisco Lorenzo of the Dominican Republic moments ago at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec. Scores of the bout were 100-88, 99-89, 98-90 all in favor of Jean. Jean was able to time the smaller Lorenzo (37-11, 17kos) with the uppercut perfectly as Lorenzo found himself on the canvas in rounds 1 and 9. The 39 yr old got up each time but was completely ineffective in trying to get inside the much bigger Jean (20-0, 13kos). Jean controlled the action for the middle rounds and as Lorenzo began to tire in round 8, Jean began to touch him more regularly with jab, right hand combinations. The 29 yr old Jean tried for the knockout in round 10, launching an all out assault but Lorenzo was determined to hear the final bell, as he has done in each of his 10 previous defeats. The bout was Jean’s first since fracturing his jaw in a victory over Wilfredo Negron last November. (more…)
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