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Boxing News

Santos, Ormond win in Melrose, Mass

By Matt Thompson; photos by Emily Harney

Heavyweight Alexis Santos improved to 15-1 with 11 knockouts in front of a packed house Friday at the at the Memorial Hall in Melrose, MA with a fifth round stoppage of veteran Aaron Kinch (5-5-1, 1 KO). Santos started strong, staggering Kinch in the first round prompting referee Mike Ryan to administer a standing eight count as he ruled the ropes were all that kept Kinch from hitting the deck. Santos continued to apply pressure throughout the bout, working the body effectively and pounding the defense-minded Kinch around the ring. In the fifth round, Santos continued his assault until referee Ryan stepped in to stop the action.

Top-rated Irish jr welterweight Stephen “The Rock” Ormond (20-2, 12 Kos) looked impressive dishing out a one-sided pummeling of game but overwhelmed Orlando Vazquez (18-7-1, 12 KOs). Ormond, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland, in his second fight in three weeks, kept constant pressure on Vazquez jabbing his taller opponent effectively to set up lightning combinations to the head and body. A well-placed left hook to the liver dropped Vazquez late in round four, and although he beat the count, Ormond immediately pounced, pounding away as Vazquez tried to cover, prompting referee Mike Marvelli to call a halt to the action at 2:20 of the round. Ormond has recently signed with Murphys Boxing and is thrilled with the new partnership. (more…)



November 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews about Miguel Cotto saying the former IBF champion was his toughest opponent. Ndou also talks about fights with Sharmba Mitchell, Naoufell Ben Rabah, Paul Malinaggi, Philip Ndou and Saul Alvarez.



November 1st, 2015


UFC

Pancrase 271 Preview

Less than a month after their last event, Pancrase is back with another deep fight card. While the last show in Differ Ariake was headlined by a pair of former Ultimate Fighter teammates (Andy Main and Nam Phan from Season 12), the main event for this weekend’s show features a respected Japanese veteran taking on a man seven years his junior looking to earn his third straight victory in a battle for the vacant King of Pancrase lightweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT SAO PAULO is LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Zepeda-Alfaro ends in no contest

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

The clash between lightweight contender Jose “Chon” Zepeda (23-1, 20 KOs) and Jose “Quiebra Jicara” Alfaro (28-9-1, 24 KOs) ended in a no contest on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. A first round accidental head clash left Zepeda with a cut and the bout was stopped. Zepeda is looking to land a rematch with WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan.

Unbeaten lightweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (18-0, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Marcos “Geraldito” Cardenas (16-5, 11 KOs).

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November 1st, 2015


Boxing News

Charlo stops Alcine in six

Photos: Josh Jordan/Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten IBF #2 super welterweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (27-0, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former titleholder Joachim Alcine (35-8-2, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. Charlo dropped Alcine in round six and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:21.

Super welterweight Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Cecil McCalla (20-3, 7 KOs). Harrison swept the first eight rounds. McCalla rocked Harrison in round nine and rallied in round ten. Scores were 100-90, 98-92, 98-92.

Undefeated middleweight prospect Caleb “Sweet Hands” Plant (11-0, 8 KOs) outpointed Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (22-6-1, 21 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 79-73. Brunson, who opened his career with 19 consecutive first round KOs, has now dropped six of his last seven.

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October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Booth, Diaz win in Kissimmee

Super lightweight Clarence Booth (13-1, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-2-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Booth outboxed Gonzalez to win by scores of 79-73, 79-73, 78-74.

Unbeaten featherweight Christopher Diaz (13-0, 8 KOs) won by impressive second round KO over Karl Garcia (5-6-1, 1 KO). Garcia was on the canvas twice.

Super lightweight Anthony Mercado (10-0, 9 KOs) needed just 88 seconds to demolish Javier Garcia (7-9-1, 2 KOs).

Super bantamweight Jean Rivera (4-0, 2 KOs) hammered out a six round unanimous decision over Jiovany Fuentes (6-7, 5 KOs) in a good action bout.

Lightweight Jean Carlos Torres (2-0, 2 KOs) halted Curtis Vert (0-3) in the first round.

Pro debuting welterweight Nicklaus Flaz scored a second round TKO over Bruce Lutchmedial (0-2).



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Khytrov KOs Luteran in Ukraine homecoming

Unbeaten middleweight KO artist Ievgen Khytrov (12-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular second round knockout over Missouri’s Josh Luteran (14-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Circus in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. The heavy-handed 2012 Olympian Khytrov dropped Luteran in round one with a body shot and knocked him out cold with a huge right hand to the jaw. Time was 1:55. Khytrov, who had fought all of his previous pro bouts in the USA, claimed the vacant NABF and USNBC belts.

Cruiserweight Ismayl Sillah (23-2, 18 KOs) demolished Giorgi Tevdorashvili (22-15-3, 14 KOs) in the first round.

Heavyweight Andriy Rudenko (27-2, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over “The Sandman” Konstantin Airich (22-14-2, 18 KOs).



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

McGirt Jr. returns with win

James McGirt Jr. (24-3-1, 13 KOs) returned to the ring Friday night with a victory over veteran Demetrius Jenkins (8-11-2, 4 KOs). The bout took place on the undercard of Tony Thompson vs. Malik Scott at The Venue at UCF in Orlando, Florida. It was McGirt Jr.’s first fight in over a year but he looked sharp in route to scoring a unanimous decision victory. The official scores 59-53 twice and 60-52 all in favor of McGirt Jr. He fought last night just above the middleweight limit of which he will campaign at now. His father James “Buddy” McGirt Sr. is once again the head man in charge in his corner. McGirt Jr. also has since signed with Andrew Zak /Journeyman Management.



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Booth-Gonzalez headline on UniMas tonight

After some reshuffling, the main event on tonight’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” will feature super lightweight Clarence Booth (12-1, 7 KOs) of Auburndale, Florida, against Luis Joel Gonzalez (11-1-1, 6 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico, in an eight round bout.

The rest of the card at the Osceola Heritage Center in Kissimmee, Forida, shapes up as follows:

Christopher Diaz vs. Karl Garcia (featherweight)
Jean Rivera vs. Jiovany Fuentes (super bantamweight)
Anthony Mercado vs. Javier Garcia (super lightweight)
Jean Carlos Torres vs. Curtis Vert (lightweight)
Nicklaus Flaz vs. Bruce Lutchmedial (super welterweight)

Puerto Rican Olympian turned WBO Latino lightweight champion Felix Verdejo, who was originally slated to headline before being derailed by a nagging hand injury, will be on hand to meet and greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos.



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo: Alcine is going down!

Photo: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions

Undefeated IBF #2 rated junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) is confident that he’ll stop former world champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-2, 21 KOs) when they collide tonight on NBCSN in Houston, Texas.

“I don’t necessarily have a prediction, but I’m going to knock him out,” stated Charlo, the twin brother of IBF 1541b champion Jermall Charlo. “I don’t know what round it will be, but he’s going down…My plan is to come in strong and powerful, be the faster man, move a lot and try to make him commit to the things he’s used to seeing me do in previous fights. And that’s how we’re going to open him up.”



October 31st, 2015

UFC

Condit Out to Prove He’s Division’s Nightmare

Carlos Condit is widely considered one of the most dangerous, well-round strikers in mixed martial arts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Thompson: He was just too fast

Photo: Todd McLennan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Todd McLennan/Premier Boxing Champions


“He was just too fast,” said heavyweight Tony Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) after dropping a ten round unanimous decision to nine-years-younger Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night in Orlando, Florida. “If I were younger I would have caught him. A prime Tony would have kicked his ass, but I’m 44 and the years are starting to pile up.

“Malik did a great job of staying away until I was able to catch him with one good shot. He just pitty-patted his way to victory.

“I would rate my performance a D at best. I was the aggressor but I didn’t cut him off good enough until late in the fight. My coach kept telling me to go to the right but for whatever reason I only started going to the right late in the fight. That was when I caught him.

“It was an outstanding performance by Malik. He did what he’s supposed to do to an older fighter.”

It was the Washington DC-based Thompson’s first appearance in the United States since 2011.



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Malik Scott: I have to get more active

Photo: Todd McLennan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Todd McLennan/Premier Boxing Champions

Malik Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) remained in the heavyweight discussion with a ten round unanimous decision over WBC #9 Tony Thompson in a crossroads fight on Friday night in Orlando, Florida.

“My skill set was good, but this is one of those tapes I will hate to look at when I get home. Tony got away with a lot. I was making him miss and not making him pay. But let’s not forget I haven’t fought for a whole year. I have to get more active, so after this fight, we’ll see what’s next. I’m never satisfied with my performances, but that’s what keeps me going.”

There was a scary moment for Scott when Thompson floored his in round nine. “I was hurt in the ninth, definitely. But I’m in great shape and I wasn’t worried about it. I got through it and let him know he’d have to do it again to win this fight.

“Tony’s legs are very slow, so I was just losing him with the feet all night long.”

It was Scott’s first fight since his win over comebacking world title challenger Alex Leapai. Like Malik said, he needs to get more active.



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilson wears down Martinez

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Friday night at the PA Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in Philadelphia, PA, Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (16-9-1, 9 KOs) had a tough fight, but he was able to wear down fellow Philadelphian Pedro “El Toro” Martinez (7-9, 3 KOs) to capture a solid eight round unanimous decision victory. In the co-feature of the six bout card promoted by Will Ruiz and Manny Rivera’s Hard Hitting Promotions, former Philly lightweight sensation Angel Ocasio (8-0-2, 2 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time in three years with an impressive six round unanimous decision victory over Bryne Green (7-9-1, 3 KOs). (more…)



October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Lopez defeats Lopez in four

Photos: Pablo Lozano

WBC #6 contender and former world title challenger Ganigan “La Marravilla” Lopez (25-6, 16 KOs) stopped 19-year-old late sub Juan “Paisita” Lopez (13-3, 7 KOs) by TKO in round four on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. The bout was waved off by the referee in round four in a seeming quick stoppage. Time was 1:36. The WBC Latino flyweight title was on the line.

A clash between super bantamweights Martin “Pini” Casillas (15-6-1, 9 KOs) and Jesus “Zurdo de Oro” Galicia (13-8-1, 8 KOs) ended in a third round draw after a head butt.

In an upset, Guillermo Said Flores (5-2-1, 1 KO) scored a fifth round TKO over previously unbeaten flyweight Daniel “Coloradito” Garcia (6-1-1, 2 KOs). The bout was stopped due to a cut. Garcia previously had a decision win over Flores.

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October 31st, 2015

Boxing News

Scott survives knockdown, defeats Thompson

Photos: Todd McLennan/Premier Boxing Champions

Heavyweight Malik “King” Scott (38-2-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (40-6, 27 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at “The Venue at UCF,” located behind the CFE Arena in Orlando, Florida. Scott mostly outboxed Thompson for the first eight rounds. The Tiger finally connected in round nine with a big right hand and floored Scott, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 98-91, 96-93, 95-94, all for Scott.

Rising unbeaten lightweight Gervonta “Tank” Davis (13-0, 12 KOs) destroyed former world champion Cristobal “Lacandón” Cruz (40-19-4, 24 KOs) in three rounds. Power-puncher Davis dropped Cruz in round one and finished him with another knockdown in round three. Time was 1:31.

In a clash of undefeated super lightweights, Sergey Lipinets (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Lydell Rhodes (23-1-1, 11 KOs). Lipinets battered Rhodes down the stretch. Rhodes was deducted a point for holding in round ten. Scores were 96-93, 98-91, 98-91.

In a clash of undefeated welterweight prospects, Samuel “El Macho” Figueroa (10-0, 4 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Javontae Starks (13-1, 7 KOs). Good action fight with Figueroa taking over late. Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75.

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October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

NBCSN Weights from Houston, Texas

Jermell Charlo 155.75 vs. Joachim Alcine 152.75
Tony Harrison 156 vs. Cecil McCalla 155.5
Levan Ghvamichava 142.5 vs. Cameron Kreal 142.5
Caleb Plant 161.25 vs. Tyrone Brunson 161.5
Devonte Williams 152 vs. Rick Graham 150
Latrondia Jones 154 vs. Conswella Lucas 149
Jonathan Morales 162 vs. Patrick Simea 165
Jesse Gonzales 139 vs. Kenny Williams 140.5
Tony Adeniran 166 vs. Andrew Sosa 164.75
Lucia Osegueda 133.5 vs. Jasmine Clarkson 135
Bahodir Mamadjonov 141.75 vs. Demarcus Corley 137.5
David Limerick 139 vs. Rolando Rivas 137.5
Allison Edwards 132.5 vs. Kathryn Talley 131
Christon Edwards 152.25 vs. Anthony Bowman 151

Venue: NRG Arena, Houston, Texas
Promoter: Leija-Battah
TV: NBCSN



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Dante Jardon 133 vs. Reyes Sanchez 135
Juan Jose “Piquet” Martinez 134 vs. Jairo “Doberman” Lopez 133
Jaky Calvo 112 vs. Maria Goreti 110
Alejandro “Pajaro” Davila 146.3 vs. Brandon Perez 146.3

Venue: Arena Coliseo in Mexico City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa and TDN.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Rigondeaux aiming for December 4 return

By Dave Spencer

WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux was stripped of the WBO title earlier this week and lost the WBA belt today (although he remains champion in recess). The reason for both moves was inactivity. However, Rigo does apparently have a fight lined up against TBA on December 4th in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and tickets are on sale. James “Lights Out” Toney is also scheduled to appear. The last time they had boxing in Ottawa was 1998 with Otis Grant defending his WBO title.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA makes Rigondeaux “champion in recess,” OKs Quigg-Frampton unification

The WBA Championships Committee has redesignated WBA super bantamweight “super” champion Guillermo Rigondeaux as “Champion in Recess.” The move was made in light of Rigondcaux’s impressive record and accomplishments, the delays associated with his various managerial/promoter disputes, and the loss of his unification status (he was stripped by the WBO for inactivity earlier this week). Rigondeaux must come out of recess and face the reigning champion on or before May 1, 2016.

The WBA has also authorized a special permit for champion 122lb “regular” champ Scott Quigg to participate in a unification bout with IBF champion Carl Frampton, subject to compliance with all other WBA rules and payment of all applicable fees.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

beIN Sports Español weights from Tijuana

José Zepeda 142 vs. José Alfaro 142
Edivaldo Ortega 123.01 vs. Roberto Castañeda 123.01
Carlos Díaz 135.5 vs. Marcos Cárdenas 135.5
Elvis Torres 131.1 vs. Carlos Ávila 130.7
Uriel Pérez 136.6 vs. Samuel Garibaldi 136.6

Venue: Auditorio Municipal Fausto Gutiérrez Moreno, Tijuana, Baja California, México
Promotor: Zanfer Promociones
TV: Azteca 7 and BeIN Sports



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO clears way for Martinez-Salido III

During their annual convention in Orlando, Florida this week the World Boxing Organization approved a third fight between their featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and former two-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido. Martinez and Salido fought twice in 2015 with Martinez winning a close decision at home in Puerto Rico in april and the second time this past September in Las Vegas their action packed rematch was declared a draw.

Both fights will be candidates for fight of the year and both men earned a third battle to settle who really deserves the belt. In their first battle, Martinez knocked down Salido twice in a route to a unanimous decision victory and in the second fight Salido seemingly dominated the fight was only awarded a draw in a fight that many felt he had won. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Shot of the Day: GGG and RR

Photo: K2 Promotions

“GGG” stopped by Ronda Rousey’s gym in Glendale, CA today to wish her well in her upcoming bout on November 14 against Holly Holm and she was thrilled to congratulate him on his massive win at MSG on October 17 against David Lemieux.

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October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Ashley, 48, wins WBC 122lb crown, Potapov impresses

You wanted action, you got it at the latest “Brooklyn Brawl” card promoted by Salita Promotions, which ran Thursday evening at the Aviator complex in Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY. Every bout featured high-volume trading, and fans were treated to a solid rumble in the main event. Physical marvel Alicia Ashley used deft footwork, crisp combos and superior ring generalship to take a UD10 win over Ireland’s Christina McMahon. For her effort, the Jamaican-born Brooklyn resident, 48 years young, not only picks up the WBC super bantamweight world title, but she will get her entry in the Guinness Book of World Records refreshed, as the oldest female to hold a world title in the boxing sphere.

“History was made on “Brooklyn Brawl,” in a very entertaining fight for WBC title with Ashley (23-10-1) and McMahon (7-1),” said promoter Salita. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas weights from Kissimmee, Florida

Clarence Booth 141 vs. Luis Joel Gonzalez 141.4
Christopher Diaz 127.6 vs. Karl Garcia 127.4
Anthony Mercado 142.8 vs. Javier Garcia 143
Jean Rivera 121.4 vs. Jiovany Fuentes 122
Jean Carlos Torres 137.4 vs. Curtis Vert 136.2
Nicklaus Flaz 149.4 vs. Bruce Lutchmedial 149.6

Venue: Osceola Heritage Center, Kissimmee, FL,
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO poised to make moves in India in 2016

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By David Finger

Although all eyes in boxing were on Orlando, Florida this week as the World Boxing Organization held its 28th annual convention, one story jumped out during the convention: the imminent emergence of the WBO in what is perhaps the greatest untapped market in boxing. A new face that created the most excitement on the opening day as Mr. Shahe Ali, President of the Indian Professional Boxing Association (IPBA) was in attendance representing India and South Asia. After being introduced to the President of the WBO, he received a warm welcome from the members in attendance. Mr. Ali has expressed a desire to see professional boxing finally make its mark in India, one of the most lucrative and untapped markets for the sport. Mr. Ali expressed his desire to not only promote professional boxing in India, but to also see the WBO grow in India as well. He reiterated that the values of the IPBA, courage, determination, respect, and a passion for boxing, motivated him to come to Orlando to discuss his plans for the sport of boxing in India He also discussed his plans to host a WBO world title fight as early as next year in India, a move that would be a historic event for the sport of boxing. So far only one professional fight card has taken place in India. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Lihaug returns on December 12 in Copenhagen

Tim-Robin Lihaug (14-1, 8 KOs) is promising an explosive performance when he returns to the ring on December 12 at the Brondby Hallen in Copenhagen.

Lihaug is the first name confirmed on the undercard for a blockbuster event in the Danish capital featuring the domestic mega-fight between Patrick Nielsen and Rudy Markussen, and the Norwegian super middleweight talent is eager to make an impression.

‘’I’m very excited to be part of such a huge show for both Danish and Scandinavian boxing,’’ said Lihaug. ‘’The main event between Patrick and Rudy will of course be one to remember, but I also intend to make my mark on December 12!’’

The 23 year-old is back in action following a tough eight-round encounter with Baptiste Castegnaro in September, where despite scoring a unanimous points victory, Lihaug believes there was room for improvement. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez: I am here to prove I am the best

Photos: Gene Blevins/Tom Hogan Photography/Golden Boy

Mariachis, cake, balloons, streamers and screaming fans were all on deck to greet Canelo Álvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs),former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, at his San Diego media workout Thursday at House of Boxing Gym ahead of his November 21 middleweight world championship showdown against WBC middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs).

Canelo Álvarez: “I am not afraid of any fighter, but right now I am focused on Cotto. Once this fight is over we can move on to the next big fight…I want to fight the big fights and am not afraid to take risks. I believe my fighting style and opponents over the years have shown that. I am here to prove I am the best and the best way to do that is fighting the best.” (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Lopez aims to upset Lopez on Telemundo tonight

Tonight is the fall season finale for Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing. The main event will feature Juan “Paisita” Lopez (13-3, 7 KOs) of Mexico against countryman Ganigan “La Marravilla” Lopez (25-6, 16 KOs) of Mexico City. Lopez is currently ranked #6 by the WBC and challenged for the world title his last fight. The site of the fight will be the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. The WBC interim Latin flyweight title is on the line.

“Paisita” Lopez took this fight on just a few days notice. Not only will he give up natural size, but also a lot of experience. However, the 19-year-old is not fazed at all by the moment or obstacles. In fact, he’s entering the fight full of confidence and very much believes that he can pull off the upset. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

UFC

Robbie Lawler Takes Long Road to Success

Robbie Lawler stood in the Octagon with Joe Rogan at UFC 189 bloodied and bruised. His right eye was barely visible from the swelling and the right half of his lip was detached . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT SAO PAULO is LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxer Elizabeth Sherman passes

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By Boxing Bob Newman

Fightnews has learned that female super featherweight boxer Elizabeth Sherman passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday. As an all action fighter, The Philadelphia native Sherman epitomized the tough-as-nails Philly fighter reputation, always involved in the fight of the night. Promoter Andre Kutt said of Sherman, “Liz was a great person and she will be sorely missed.” Sherman last fought in 2013 losing a tough four rounder to Nydia Feliciano, bringing her ledger to 4-3, 2 KOs. She also took on undefeated Kara Ro and Ronica Jeffrey along the way. Sherman had been most recently working as a personal trainer in Charleston, SC at the Title Boxing Club. Fightnews sends its condolences to the Sherman family.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

Ganigan Lopez 110 vs. Juan Lopez 109
(10 Rounds WBC Latin flyweight title)

Martin Casillas 121 vs. Jesus Galicia 120
Daniel Garcia 112 vs. Guillermo Said Flores 112
Israel Cruz 120 vs. Juan Carrera 117
Jesus Mateo 127 vs. Osvaldo Hernandez 126
Armando Obando Jasso 118 vs. Andres Eric Cruz 118
Mauricio Cruz 103 vs. Sergio Mejia 104

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Producciones Deportivas
TV: Telemundo Network Live 11:35 PM in the US & Claro Sports to Latin America
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
Doors open 6:30 PM First Fight 7:00 PM

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October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

Del Valle Returns November 14 in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (19-2, 14 KOs) will return to the ring in an eight round contest November 14 at the Auditorio Municipal de Comerio in Comerio, Puerto Rico. The card is presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. Currently in an intense training camp alongside undefeated contender Jayson Velez, Del Valle’s opponent will be named shortly.



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 WBO Convention: Day Three

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By David Finger

The third and final day of the 28th annual WBO Convention kicked off Thursday morning at the Hilton Hotel in Orlando Florida with a brief but informative summary of the duties and responsibilities of WBO supervisors. The discussion, given by WBO first Vice President John Duggan, spent time discussing compliance with the Muhammad Ali Act, as well as discuss issues with collecting sanctioning fees overseas and how to report cash payments to customs in the event that payment was made in cash. He also discussed the discretionary duties inherent in the position, before reminding those supervisors in attendance one area where there was no discretion allowed.

“Weight makes the champion,” Duggan said. “There is no discretion as to weight.” Duggan reminded supervisors that a WBO title fight could not proceed if the fighters were overweight, even with agreement of the participants and promoters. (more…)



October 30th, 2015

Boxing News

LaManna returns December 5 in AC

On Saturday night, December 5th, Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will be featured in the main event of a card that will take place at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna (18-1, 7 KO’s) of nearby Millville, New Jersey will take part in an eight round welterweight bout against an opponent to be named. After suffering his only loss, a nationally televised KO loss to Antoine Douglas, LaManna had the realization that he should move down from middleweight and he will now campaign as a welterweight. LaManna, who has taken more control of his career with the formation of his own promotional company, has been very active as this will be his 3rd fight in 4 months.

Also seeing action will be welterweight Anthony “Juice” Young (11-1, 5 KOs) and heavyweight John Lennox (13-3, 5 KOs), opponents TBA.



October 30th, 2015




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