Kyoguchi, 6-0, 6 KOs, wins vacant OPBF 105lb belt

Kyoguchi, 6-0, 6 KOs, wins vacant OPBF 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-rising and ferocious youngster, OPBF top ranked Hiroto Kyoguchi (6-0, 6 KOs), 105, very impressively acquired the ...

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Garcia must prove he’s still hungry against Thurman

Garcia must prove he’s still hungry against Thurman

Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Saturday’s showdown between WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 33-0, 19 KOs, and WBA welterweight champion ...

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More on Fukuhara-Calleros WBO 105lb title war + photos

More on Fukuhara-Calleros WBO 105lb title war + photos

Story and photos by David Finger at ringside It goes without saying that the bigger fighters tend to dominate the spotlight in boxing, ...

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FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

By Tracy Morin and Brenden Nasianceno at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada 2012 Olympian Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KO) looked to rebound after his TKO ...

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Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

By Tracy Morin and Brenden Nasianceno at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada In a fight for the vacant IBF junior middleweight belt on Saturday night ...

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Weights From Caguas

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Michael Pérez 135.5lbs vs. Eric Cruz 140lbs
Jeffrey Fontánez 133lbs vs. Pedro Hernández 128lbs
Jonathan Vidal 116lbs vs. Angel Cruz 117.5lbs
Eddie Gómez 154lbs vs. Joseph De Los Santos 154lbs
Samuel Figueroa 146lbs vs. Orlando Falcón 150lbs
Edgardo López 129.7lbs vs. Jesse Padilla 132lbs
Emanuel Ramirez 115.5lbs vs. Giovannie Rivera 114lbs
Kevin Nieves 137.5lbs vs. Jonathan Cepeda 139lbs
Emanuel Colón 137lbs vs. Alberto González 135.5lbs
Patrick Scymanki 149lbs vs. Luis J Ortíz 149lbs
Miguel R. Tapia 121lbs vs. Ramón Bayala 122.5lbs

Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions, Miguel Cotto Promotions & H2 Entertainment
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum, Caguas Puerto Rico
Tickets: $25,$15,$10
Ticketcenter : www.tcpr.com / (787)792-5000

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Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto Michael Pérez 135.5lbs vs. Eric Cruz 140lbs Jeffrey Fontánez 133lbs vs. Pedro Hernández 128lbs Jonathan Vidal …


Scale Watch

Weights from Torreon

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Jan Sanders / Goossen Tutor Promotions

Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio 159.50 vs Jorge “Demonio” Cota 159.50
(IBF international middleweight title)
Roberto “Massa” Ortìz 139.70 vs Abraham “Cholo” Gòmez 138.20
Ava Knight 111.80 vs Susana Vàzquez 111.80
(IBF female flyweight world title)
Katia “Katty” Gutièrrez 104.75 vs Susana Cruz 104.50
(IBF female miniumweght world title)
Josè “Pistòn” Lòpez 146.30 vs Juan Josè Leal 146.30
Edgar Monarrez 121.50 vs Saùl Gutièrrez 121.50
Juan Josè Pèrez 121.50 vs Rafael Cerrillo 121.25
Daniel Noriega 114 vs Samuel Gutièrrez 114.80

Venue: Coliseo Centerario de Torreon
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Kochul Montiel Promociones
TV: Televisa

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Jan Sanders / Goossen Tutor Promotions Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio 159.50 vs Jorge “Demonio” Cota …



Scale Watch

Weights from Aguascalientes, Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Cristian Mijares 123 vs. Eusebio Osejo 122
Felipe Orucuta 115 vs. Richard Garcia 115.3
Rodrigo Garcia 154 vs. Juan Jesus Rivera 156
Rudy Quintanilla 140 vs. Mario Perez 137
Victor Salas 135 vs. Daniel Santillo 135

Venue: Palenque De La Feria, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer TV: TV Azteca
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Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Cristian Mijares 123 vs. Eusebio Osejo 122 Felipe Orucuta 115 vs. Richard Garcia 115.3 Rodrigo Garcia 154 …


Boxing News

Oosthuizen to defend IBO belt in NYC

On Thursday, August 2nd, DiBella Entertainment returns to Roseland Ballrom in midtown Manhattan with another installment of the ever-popular Broadway Boxing series. Headlining the card will be DBE’s red-hot undefeated super middleweight contender, Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13KO’s) squaring off against Florida’s Rowland Bryant (16-1, 11KO’s) in a 12-round clash for Oosthuizen’s International Boxing Organization (IBO) title. In the co-feature bout of the evening, DBE’s newly crowned WBC Continental America’s light heavyweight champion, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (14-0, 9KO’s) will look to keep his perfect record intact against TBA. A complete list of bouts will be announced shortly. Tickets are priced at $125, $85, $65 and $45, with a limited number of VIP tables available for purchase as well.

On Thursday, August 2nd, DiBella Entertainment returns to Roseland Ballrom in midtown Manhattan with another installment of the ever-popular Broadway …




Boxing News

July 20 FNF update

Prospect Prenice Brewer (16-2-1, 6 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio will now take on Aaron Martinez (17-1-1, 4 KOs) of East Los Angeles, California in the July 20th FNF televised co-feature. A contract with Martinez’ orginal opponent Juan Garcia (12-0, 8 KOs) of Michigan was not secured so it will now be Brewer who will step in. Brewer was stopped in his last FNF appearance losing his unbeaten record to former Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez back in August 2010. The televised main event is still intact with former world title challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (29-1, 19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico taking on countryman Cesar Vasquez (25-0, 16 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico. ESPN2 will air both bouts. Site will be the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

Prospect Prenice Brewer (16-2-1, 6 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio will now take on Aaron Martinez (17-1-1, 4 KOs) of East …


Boxing News

Weigh-in: RJJ vs. Glazewski

From Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: ringpolska.pl

Pawel Glazewski 182.8 vs. Roy Jones Jr. 183.8
Artur Szpilka 228.6 vs. Jameel Mccline 274.5
The card can be seen outside Poland on pay-per-view at boks.ipla.tv/en/

From Przemek Garczarczyk Video: ringpolska.pl Pawel Glazewski 182.8 vs. Roy Jones Jr. 183.8 Artur Szpilka 228.6 vs. Jameel Mccline 274.5 …


UFC

Filipino feastin’ with Mark Munoz

If the UFC ever hosts an eating contest, Mark Munoz could well emerge as a frontrunner. No joke. Especially if sushi or Filipino cuisine is on the menu. Born and raised by Filipino parents who both excel at cooking, it’s no wonder that Munoz himself can throw down inside of the kitchen and make a mean Chicken Adobo, along with a wide array of other dishes. Though he fights at 185 pounds, Munoz said he can pack away massive amounts of food in a single session and could easily walk around at 230 pounds if he wasn’t training for a fight. But much of the Oklahoma State University graduate’s preferred grub will have to wait until after his July 11 main event (UFC on FUEL TV 4) against unbeaten Chris Weidman (8-0). In a recent interview, Munoz breaks down some of his favorite Filipino dishes and the diet that helps the former 205er make the tight cut to middleweight . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

If the UFC ever hosts an eating contest, Mark Munoz could well emerge as a frontrunner. No joke. Especially if …


Boxing News

Tyson and Holyfield “ear bite” tweets

.@WBCBoxing just reminded me today is the anniversary of the ear biting incident. Love you @holyfield. You are a true …



Boxing Result

Espinoza-Cota battle to majority draw

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

After more than three decades of presenting professional boxing in “America’s Finest City” San Diego, CA, 2012 California Hall of Fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis has never cancelled a show. He wasn’t going to start now. After the original main event, an attractive matchup between junior welterweights Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz and Emilio Bojorquez fell to the wayside last week because of an Ortiz hand injury and potential replacement Pavel Miranda was considered a little too tough for Emilio by Team Bojorquez, Bobby D. along with matchmaker Jorge Marron and Event Director Gabriel Barron scraped together a five bout fight card witnessed understandably by a sparse crowd but worthy of mention. In the new main event, Tijuana veteran warrior Gerardo “Soldado” Espinoza (28-13-2, 26KOs) and Mexicali, Mexico’s Jose Cota (12-7-3, 4KOs) battled to a majority draw in a super featherweight six rounder. (more…)

Report and photos by Felipe Leon After more than three decades of presenting professional boxing in “America’s Finest City” San …


Boxing News

Kostecki will stay in jail; Roy will fight undefeated Pawel Glazewski in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Legendary Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), four divison world champion and Jameel McCline (41-11, 24 KOs), four-time heavyweight contender have no doubts how their fights will end this Saturday in Lodz (Poland). “I will knock out Pawel,” said Roy, who just learned that Kostecki will not be released from jail and will fight #8 WBC rated light heavyweight Pawel Glazewski (17-0, 4 KOs).

“I will teach this young Polish buck a lesson this Saturday, that you don’t make a old lion angry. Maybe he is a great talent, but he still is not a great boxer,” said McCline about 23-year old Artur Szpilka (11-0, 9 KO).

“Clash of the Titans,” will be featuring fights of Roy Jones Jr vs. Pawel Glazewski, Jameel McCline vs. Artur Szpilka and Nate Campbell vs. Krzysztof Szot, will be available worldwide, outside Poland on boks.ipla.tv/en/.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Legendary Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), four divison world champion and Jameel McCline (41-11, 24 KOs), …


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No replacement foe; Povetkin will not fight July 14

WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin will not be fighting at all on July 14 in Hamburg. The entire event at the Alsterdorfer Sporthalle has been called off due to an injury sustained by the mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman. “The Rock” had to pull out after an operation to remove a cyst on his right hand and it was decided that find a suitable replacement fighter in such a short space of time is unrealistic. Chris Meyer, Managing Director of Sauerland Event, stated “All of us were looking forward to the event. But it is our responsibility to deliver world class boxing to the spectators inside the arena and the audience at home in front of their TVs. Therefore, after hearing from the injury of Alexander’s opponent, we had to cancel the whole show.” Whether Hasim Rahman will remain the mandatory challenger of the WBA, lies in the hands of the association. Tickets bought for the event can be returned at the place of purchase.

WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin will not be fighting at all on July 14 in Hamburg. The entire event at …


UFC

UFC Fan Expo Returns To Las Vegas This July

UFC Fan Expo Returns To Las Vegas July 6 & 7: The Ultimate Fan Experience will be back at Mandalay Bay Convention Center for two jam packed days of Autograph signings from the largest collection of UFC fighters and Octagon Girls, Special Events with celebrities including Joe Rogan, Mike Goldberg, Jon Anik, Herb Dean, Dan Miragliotta, Randy Couture, and stars from The Ultimate Fighter, plus train with pros like BJ Penn, Stephan Bonnar, and Vinny Magalhaes! Don’t wait, ticket prices will increase at the door. Buy Tickets Now and Save >>

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas July 3-7: Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties hosted by Octagon Girls, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas.
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

UFC Fan Expo Returns To Las Vegas July 6 & 7: The Ultimate Fan Experience will be back at Mandalay Bay …



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

An altercation took place in the gym between Dereck Chisora and his trainer Don Charles, but the pair resolved their differences soon after and are now working together again towards the big heavyweight fight against David Haye in London on July 14th. Over over 28,000 tickets have been sold for Haye-Chisora at West Ham United. Video of their infamous brawl went viral and has generated more than 10 million YouTube views to date.

Looks like Amir Khan against Danny Garcia will be for both Garcia’s WBC belt and some form of the WBA belt.

Former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison makes his long-awaited comeback against Gyorgy Mizsei tonight at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Harrison’s last fight was a title defense in 2005.

Former 2-time world champion Jesse James Leija is receiving the Roberto Clemente Award for Sports from the National Council of La Raza. James will be honored at the NCLR awards gala on July 10th in Las Vegas for his accomplishments in boxing and service to the Hispanic community and the country.

Sad to report that Juan and Carlos “Sugar” DeLeon’s mother passed away. All members and friends of boxing wish to extend our prayers to their family.

The youngest son of heavyweight legend Joe Louis has been officially named Vice President of Operations of the World Boxing Union. Joe Louis Barrow II has stated that he looks forward to making the World Boxing Union a thriving championship organization again. “Since I have accepted this position I plan on making some important changes that I believe will not only revitalize this organization but the sport of boxing as well,” Barrow stated. (more…)

An altercation took place in the gym between Dereck Chisora and his trainer Don Charles, but the pair resolved their …


UFC

The Ortiz Chronicles: Glory Days

Mixed martial arts in April of 2000 wasn’t like it is today. Not even close. So when a relatively unknown 25-year old kid from Huntington Beach, California named Tito Ortiz went to Tokyo, Japan to face another virtual unknown in Wanderlei Silva for what was then known as the UFC middleweight championship, there were no pre-fight satellite tours, and no attention from FOX Sports, ESPN, or Yahoo . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Mixed martial arts in April of 2000 wasn’t like it is today. Not even close. So when a relatively unknown …


Boxing News

Ex-champ Clinton Woods: American boxing rife with drugs and steroids

Former IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods says he’s not surprised that former opponent Antonio Tarver and other prominent American boxers are testing dirty. “I fought in America three times and the testing situation was always joke,” Woods told the Sheffield Star. “In three fights, I had one little test and was told it was only for marijuana. It’s always annoyed me how rife American boxing is with drugs and steroids, but at least they are cracking down on it now and people are being caught. The trouble is that people there will only get fined pocket money.”

Former IBF light heavyweight champion Clinton Woods says he’s not surprised that former opponent Antonio Tarver and other prominent American …


Feature Story

Klitschko, Thompson heats up

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Klitschko Management Group

IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says Tony “The Tiger” Thompson should stop talking about an injury he claims hampered him in their first fight and show some respect. “He got knocked out, that’s it,” said Wlad on a conference call Thursday to promote their world title clash on July 7 at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland, to be televised live in 160 countries worldwide including the U.S.

“In boxing it’s always tough,” stated Wlad. “You break your hand, you tear your muscles or tendons, which can happen in a fight and I have experienced it in my life multiple times, but nobody’s interested in that. Everyone is interested in the end result. Nobody is interested in what was in-between.”

“I really was on one leg,” insisted Thompson earlier on the call. “I had a torn meniscus in my knee and unfortunately I wasn’t able to train to my full abilities and prepare for the heavyweight championship of the world. This time we were able to prepare and with a healthy body we actually have a legitimate shot.” (more…)

By Karl Freitag Photo: Klitschko Management Group IBF/WBA/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko says Tony “The Tiger” Thompson should …



Boxing News

No Vitali fight in Kiev

Looks like possibly the last boxing match of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will not take place in his hometown of Kiev. Klitschko wanted to fight either September 1 or September 8 at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, but apparently the venue isn’t being made available to K2 to stage the event there. It has been alleged in the Ukrainian media that this is politically motivated since the politically active Vitali is in opposition to some of the current officials in power. Manuel Charr is the frontrunner to be Vitali’s opponent wherever the fight ends up.

Looks like possibly the last boxing match of WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will not take place in his hometown …


Boxing News

Mijares ready to return Saturday

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

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (45-6-2, 21 KOs) and Eusebio Osejo (21-10-2, 7 KOs) were present at the press conference this Thursdayin advance of next Saturday at the Palenque de Gallos in Aguascalientes. Mijares and Osejo are both leftys and will fight in a ten-round super bantamweight clash.

Christian Mijares: Osejo is an experienced opponent and good fighter. I want to be world champion and I know I can be. I have the level and power to do it, but first I have to win on Saturday. I’m ready for any world champion and I am confident I’ll be world champion again.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions Former world champion Cristian Mijares (45-6-2, 21 KOs) and Eusebio Osejo (21-10-2, …


Boxing News

Reynoso ready for Provodnikov!

Russian born Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1, 14 KOs) and Riverside born Jose Reynoso (16-3-1, 3 KOs) star in the main event of this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights at the Omega Products International in Corona, California.

Reynoso, 27, is a very crafty southpaw boxer who continues to improve in every aspect of the combat sport. Trained in Riverside, the lefthander has fought a number of talented opponents and has not lost a bout in three years. Reynoso is riding streak of seven fights without a loss. (more…)

Russian born Ruslan Provodnikov (21-1, 14 KOs) and Riverside born Jose Reynoso (16-3-1, 3 KOs) star in the main event …


Scale Watch

Weights from Corona, CA

Jose Reynoso 138.5 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 140
Christopher Martin 122 vs. Roberto Castaneda 120
Angel Osuna 155.5 vs. Dashon Johnson 156
Aaron Acevedo 129 vs. Daniel Martinez 130
Tatina Anderson 135.5 vs. Lizette Medel 131
Robert Crespo 147.5 vs. Oscar Godoy 148.5

Venue: Omega Products Outdoor Venue, Corona, CA
TV: ESPN2

Jose Reynoso 138.5 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 140 Christopher Martin 122 vs. Roberto Castaneda 120 Angel Osuna 155.5 vs. Dashon Johnson …


UFC

Tito Ortiz to be inducted into UFC HOF July 7

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is proud to confirm that Tito Ortiz – the longest-reigning light heavyweight champion of all time and one of the biggest personalities in the sport of mixed martial arts – will be the ninth individual to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is proud to confirm that Tito Ortiz – the longest-reigning light heavyweight champion of all …


Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Jason Estrada 237.5 vs. Alex Gonzales 228
Brian Barbosa 168 vs. John Johnson 177
Diego Pereira 144 vs. William Correa 143
Jesse Barboza 233 vs. Salomon Beccera 255.5
Toka Kahn-Clary 130 vs. Jonathan Caban 133
Jair Ramos 142 vs. Joel Alarcon 141
Kali Reiss 153 vs. Lyneisha Jefferson 156
Rameil Shelton 148.5 vs. Jesus Cintron 147

Venue: Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI
Promoter: Big Six Entertainment
Doors Open: 6PM/ET, First Bout: 7PM/ET
Tickets: $35, $45 and $75

Jason Estrada 237.5 vs. Alex Gonzales 228 Brian Barbosa 168 vs. John Johnson 177 Diego Pereira 144 vs. William Correa …


Boxing News

Rahman injured, Povetkin fight off

According to the WBA, a hand injury to mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman has caused the cancellation of his fight with WBA heavyweight beltholder Alexander Povetkin, which was scheduled to be held on July 14 in Hamburg, Germany. The WBA Championships Committee will evaluate the situation and make a statement later in the day regarding the case.

According to the WBA, a hand injury to mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman has caused the cancellation of his fight with …


Boxing News

Chavez Jr-Martinez Press Tour

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. and two-division world champion Sergio Martinez, along with their promoters Bob Arum, Fernando Beltran and Lou DiBella, will embark on a four-city / two-nation international media tour to promote their eagerly-awaited Méxican Independence Day middleweight championship battle, beginning on Tuesday, July 10.

Details are still being worked out, but the tour cities and dates have been set:

July 10 – Los Angeles
July 11 – Las Vegas
July 12 – New York
July 13 – México City

Chávez Jr. vs. Martinez will take place on September 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez Jr. and two-division world champion Sergio Martinez, along …


Boxing News

Mike Tyson’s one-man show extended

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee have one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. After announcing last week Lee will direct Tyson in his upcoming one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” fan response was immediate. To accommodate the demand for tickets, lead producer James L. Nederlander has announced that the show will extend its run with six additional shows. Originally slated to run for a limited six-night engagement from July 31 to August 5, the show will now play through Sunday, August 12.

Mike Tyson and Spike Lee have one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. After announcing last week Lee will direct …


UFC

Quotables from MMA’s most interested man

There’s not much to be said here in the way of introduction that will top what is to follow, so we won’t attempt to. Here are some of the best quotes from the UFC’s number one middleweight contender, Chael P. Sonnen, before his UFC 148 rematch with the 185-pound champion, Anderson Silva, on July 7th . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

There’s not much to be said here in the way of introduction that will top what is to follow, so …


Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo returns July 13

All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” on July 13th at the beautiful Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. In the main event, Edgar “El Power” Jimenez of Mexico City (15-6-1, 11 KOs) battles countryman and spoiler Julian “Chicano” Rivera (11-6, 2 KOs) in a fight scheduled for twelve rounds with the vacant national flyweight title at stake. Adding an international flavor to the show, super middle Pablo “Pokemon” Farias (20-2, 12 KOs) and welter Rodolfo “Upi” Martinez (40-5-2, 15 KOs) both of Buenos Aires, Argentina will appear in separate bouts. Their opponents will be announced shortly.

First bell at 8:00 PM, 4 mores fights round up the card. The main event will be televised live by Telemundo Network at 11:35 PM. Tickets are already on sale at Auditorio Plaza Condesa (Juan Escutia #4, Esq. Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon, Colonia Condesa) and also at ticketmaster.com.mx, prices are: $200 and $100 (MP). The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas, RB Producciones and OR Promotions.

All Star Boxing, Inc. will return with “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” on July 13th at the beautiful Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico …


Boxing News

Upset in China: Williams beats Welliver

Veteran heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (35-11-2, 19 KOs) of the Bahamas upset WBC #5, WBO #8 rated Chauncey Welliver (53-6-5, 20 KOs) from the state of Washington moments ago at the Grand Waldo Conference & Exhibition Centre in Macau, China. Scores were reported at 115-112 and 119-110 for Williams while the third judge had it 114-114. Williams is managed by well respected Florida Keys businessman Si Stern who also manages newly crowned IBF world welterweight champion Randall Bailey who recently upset Mike Jones. “It has been a very good last few weeks for my fighters. This is a major win for Sherman and well deserved. This is the best shape he has been in for quite some time and it showed at the weigh-in yesterday and in this fight tonight. Sherman staggered him several times durring the fight and deserved this win. Welliver entered this bout ranked as high as #5 in world by one major sanctioning body. This opens up major opportunites for Sherman now including a return to China as they love him here now,” said Stern.

Veteran heavyweight Sherman “Tank” Williams (35-11-2, 19 KOs) of the Bahamas upset WBC #5, WBO #8 rated Chauncey Welliver (53-6-5, …


Boxing News

Bika-Stevenson headed to purse bid

IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker has confirmed to Fightnews that a purse bid has been called to decide the IBF #1 super middleweight. The IBF had ordered a fight between highly ranked Adonis Stevenson and former two-time former world title challenger Sakio Biko but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement. The purse bid is scheduled take place July 10, 2012.

IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker has confirmed to Fightnews that a purse bid has been called to decide the IBF …


Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source has indicated to Fightnews.com that WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Jose “Chepo” Reynoso met with Golden Boy Promotions to review and analyze the possible opponents. The company is making every effort to nail down Alvarez’s new opponent for September 15, but is waiting to see what happens this weekend in bouts between Erislandy Lara vs. Freddy Hernandez and Cory Spinks vs. Cornelius Bundrage for the IBF super welterweight title. There is a possibility that the event will be televised on CBS. The pay-per-view is practically ruled out.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source has indicated to Fightnews.com that WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Jose …


UFC

Defining Anderson Silva

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, a man considered by many to be not only the best fighter in the world, pound for pound, but perhaps the best ever, returns to the Octagon on July 7 to defend his crown against the only man to push him to the brink of defeat in his unbeaten UFC career, Chael Sonnen, in the main event of UFC 148. His first win over the self-proclaimed “Gangster from West Linn” landed a spot on this list of defining moments. Will fight number two join it? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, a man considered by many to be not only the best fighter in the world, …


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Mayweather-Cotto II on December 1 at MSG?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

A second bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto might be held on December 1 in Madison Square Garden in New York following the success of the first meeting. Cotto himself mentioned that date for a possible return in 2012 and rejected an offer to fight on September 15 against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who is without an opponent after injuries to Paul Williams and Victor Ortiz. Cotto was in New York City approximately three weeks ago as were those who handle Mayweather Jr., who is currently serving an 87 day sentence in a Las Vegas jail. If Floyd gets out by September, they would be ready to fight on the coast East where Cotto is an idol. And as The Sport Press reported on May 14, the economic success and the closeness of the first fight, where the ‘Money’ praised Cotto, makes a second fight viable. According to a credible source, the date of December 1 is already reserved at the Garden.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press A second bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Miguel Cotto might be held on …


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Boxing returns to Tampa this Friday

By Christopher P. Cook

Alessi Promotions brings back championship boxing to the Westshore DoubleTree this Friday in Tampa, Florida. In the main event of the evening, undefeated Ray Ximenez (7-0-0, 3 KOs) will battle Jose “Chilli” Rivera (3-5-2, 0 KOs) for the NBA Junior Flyweight title. Ximenez was last seen in action just one month ago at the DoubleTree, knocking out Manuel Galaviz inside of a round. The young Texan prospect will look to continue this winning streak and capture the first of possibly many titles in his future. (more…)

By Christopher P. Cook Alessi Promotions brings back championship boxing to the Westshore DoubleTree this Friday in Tampa, Florida. In …


UFC

Silva and Jones nominated for ESPY award

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light heavyweight king Jon Jones will battle it out with boxing champions Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Ward for the 2012 “Best Fighter” ESPY at the annual ESPN award ceremony on July 11th. Voting is underway now, so show your support for two of the UFC’s most celebrated champions. You can vote by clicking here.
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light heavyweight king Jon Jones will battle it out with boxing champions Floyd Mayweather …


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Bundrage, Spinks workout quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Five of the six fighters who will compete on Saturday night’s nationally televised card from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. participated in an open workout Wednesday. Here’s what the fighters had to say:

Cornelius “K9” Bundrage: “I’m telling people to tune in. I’ve been promoting this fight, so I’m quite sure a lot of people will be watching. I think it’s going to be a great performance. I’m going to go out there and give it my all. I didn’t expect I would fight Cory Spinks like that the first time. I expect to fight him differently this time, but I might just go out there and bulldog him again. Cory Spinks is not the champ anymore. I’m the champ now. I’m more experienced now. In my last fight I defended my belt against the guy I lost my first fight to (Sechew Powell) and went 12 rounds.”

Cory Spinks: “Spinks is Spinks again. Spinks wasn’t Spinks the last time we fought. The first time, I didn’t train properly. I was sick. I had no mechanics. I don’t care who you are, if you aren’t right mentally and physically, you’re not going to be able to do anything. I want to fight for titles. It doesn’t matter who it is. K-9 is still there on top, so he’s got to get it. Fans are going to see the total package on Saturday. I’m ready. I’ve been blessed with a gift. I didn’t have to learn how to box. I always could and I could fight anyway I wanted. I can sit down with you, I can box with you. I will do anything I have to [in order] to win this fight.” (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Five of the six fighters who will compete on Saturday night’s nationally televised card from Fantasy Springs …










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