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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Hrunov Promotions Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Guillermo Jones 200 (WBA cruiserweight world title) Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Boxing News

Felix Sturm: He has no idea what is coming for him

Photos by Team Sturm

3-Time World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm invited selected media members to his training camp in Cologne, Germany, today for an exclusive press workout. Sturm, who is preparing to face IBF Middleweight king Darren Barker on December 7 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, gave an insight into his vicious strength and conditioning routine.

Accompanied by light middleweight prospect and long-time friend Maurice Weber, he impressed the media with a hard-as-nails training session. “I’m in great shape”, Sturm said. “I don’t have to make weight anymore, I’m already at 160. I changed lots of things before my last fight against Predrag Radosevic and it paid off. Now, I’m even better. I will make history and become Germany’s first 4-time world champion on December 7.” (more…)



November 20th, 2013



Boxing News

Braekhus to return January 18 in Denmark

WBA, WBC & WBO Female Welterweight Champion Cecilia Braekhus (23-0, 7 KOs) will be back in the ring on January 18 when the Nordic Fight Night returns to Frederikshavn. At Arena Nord, the undefeated Norwegian will headline a card that also features Swedish EU Light Heavyweight Champion Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) and rising Danish Olympian Dennis Ceylan (9-0, 5 KOs). The opponents will be announced shortly.



November 20th, 2013

UFC

TUF 18 Week 12 Preview

Teammate versus teammate has been a staple of The Ultimate Fighter since the first day coaches Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture stepped foot in the gym and picked sides for a group of light heavyweights and middleweights where fate would be decided by punches, kicks and submissions.. . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: TUF 18 Finale is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, Nov. 30 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

New foe named for Chisora: Ondrej Pala

Dereck Chisora will now face the Ondrej Pala on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena. he Finchley puncher headlines the multi-title show alongside Nathan Cleverly challenging for the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title, plus London stars Frank Buglioni and Bradley Skeete both in title action. Chisora’s original opponent, Italian Matteo Modugno, was forced to withdraw from the fight over the weekend because he broke two ribs in sparring. (more…)



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao talks with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, Wednesday during training for his upcoming mega fight against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. The workout took place shortly after an altercation between Roach and Rios’ Team over the use of the gym.

Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Video: Tension boils over between Pacquiao-Rios Camps in Macau gym time dispute

WARNING: Contains strong language



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Jeff Lacy returns November 30 in Baton Rouge

Former world champion Jeff “Left Hook Lacy will return to the ring on Saturday, November 30 against Martin Verdin in a scheduled eight round super middleweight clash at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “I’m anxious to get back in the ring,” said Lacy. “I’ve been training diligently for this fight and see this as the first step to becoming a world champion again.”

Fighting out of his longtime home of St. Petersburg, Florida, Lacy (25-4, 17 KOs) returns following an almost three-year layoff, which commenced after his disappointing loss to Dhafir Smith on December 11, 2010.

Local fan favorite Verdin (20-16-2, 11 KOs) will be fighting for the fifth time in 2013 (2-1-1). He comes off a decision win over Rayford Johnson on October 5 in Louisiana.



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Roach, Ariza and Garcia scuffle

By Nick Giongco
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

A fight broke out at the gym in Macau involving Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia and Alex Ariza on Wednesday.

The fight started when Roach walked inside the gym at around 11:08 am and asked Garcia to leave since it was already the time of Manny Pacquiao to train. Garcia said he “aint going nowhere” because Brandon Rios was still working out.

Pacquiao wasn’t there when the incident took place. Security had to restrain the them. Pacquiao faces Rios this Sunday noon at the Venetian (9PM ET/6PM PT on Saturday night U.S. time).



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: All eyes on Macau

There is no talk of retirement from Manny Pacquiao. More

Pacquiao plans to deliver relief goods to Leyte following fight with Brandon Rios. More

“I’m ready to end Pacquiao’s career,” says Rios. More

Pacquiao “more confident” ahead of Macau showdown. More



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Jones-Lebedev Rematch Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

While WBA cruiserweight world champion Dennis Lebedev is mandated to make his next defense against former world champion Guillermo Jones, contrary to reports the WBA has not called a purse bid for December 9 according to WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, who stated that he will be consulting with his WBA advisory team before making any further moves.

At the WBA annual convention in Lima, Peru, the Championships Committee stripped the cruiserweight belt from Jones and returned it to Lebedev after Jones failed a doping test. Jones was also given a retroactive six-month suspension which ended last Sunday.



November 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Lamont Peterson vs Dierry Jean on Jan 25 in DC

The IBF junior welterweight championship bout between the current champion Lamont Peterson (31-2-1, 16 KOs) and the #1 ranked challenger, Montreal Quebec’s, Dierry Jean (25-0, 17 KOs) will take place D.C. Armory in Washington DC on Saturday, January 25th. “He’s been in the ring with many good fighters, but he hasn’t been in the ring with me,” stated Jean. “I worked hard for this over a long time. I already started training camp and am in great shape. I just want to bring that belt home to Quebec where it belongs.”



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

In last show of 2013 for Bobby D Presents, “Gavilan” Garcia looks for third win of the year

California boxing hall of fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis is all set for this Thursday night’s “San Diego Fights” fight card at the new home for “America’s Finest City” boxing at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at the famed Hotel Circle in Mission Valley in mid-town San Diego. The night will mark the last show of the season for Bobby D Presents, one of southern California’s longest running live boxing promoters. Known for competitive fights and striving in presenting “Boxing at its Best”, this last show of the season is no exception as it features a slew of local talent headlined by Vista, CA’s own Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (12-3-2, 3KOs) as he takes on hard hitting Kevin Hoskins (7-2, 5KOs) in a six round super featherweight clash.

Garcia has put together a solid run this year with a first round knockout win over Ensenada’s Cesar Garcia back in May and in July a lopsided shut out unanimous decision over journey man Johnny Frazier. All this after a two-year hiatus due to a shoulder injury after his close and controversial split decision loss to Bernabe Concepcion for a regional title that many saw Garcia win. The thirty-one year old Garcia knows that the clock is ticking and that he must make a statement against the durable Hoskins if he is to have any chance of a world ranking next year. The night will mark the second time Hoskins visits San Diego and he is looking to repeat the dose he administered on Eduardo Rivera, a previous undefeated 130 pounder who he impressively stopped in the first round last February. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

IBF Officials for Gradovich-Dib

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF officials appointed to the IBF featherweight title bout featuring champion Evgeny Gradovich and challenger Billy Dib in Macau, China on undercard to Manny Pacquiao v Brandon Rios on November 23 are:

Aaron Kizer (USA) Supervisor
Allen Huggins (USA) Referee
Glenn Trowbridge (USA)Judge
Robin Taylor (USA) Judge
Chris Flores (USA) Judge



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Unbeaten So Cal prospects meet at Fight Club OC

It’s not very often that two solid boxing prospects, that are undefeated, and that are trained by two former So Cal prospects, agree to put it all on the line at such an early stage in their careers. But fans that will be at the Thursday, December 5th Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, will witness just that, as Anaheim’s 3-0 Dwain Victorian meets Norwalk’s 3-0 Danny Ramirez. Fight Club OC fans have seen steady progress for Victorian in his three Hangar bouts with him getting is first KO win on October 3 over Juan Zuniga. For Ramirez who will be making his first OC visit, he’s scored two KO wins in his three bouts, over Ignacio Mondragon and Justin Santistevan. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

AWE TV

Groves says he has the style to take Froch’s titles away: I am a nightmare for Carl Froch

See Froch vs Groves LIVE on AWE and AWEtv.com this Saturday

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

George Groves believes he has the measure of Carl Froch ahead of their clash for Froch’s WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on Saturday (November 23), live on AWE and AWEtv.com.

Unbeaten Groves fights in his first World title contest in the North West, as Froch dons the gloves for his 11th fight in a row with a coveted strap on the table. ‘The Saint’ has been bullish in the build-up and has been awarded victory by many in the verbal battle between him and the champ – and the popular Londoner says the time is right for him to defeat Froch.

“This is the fight I have always wanted,” said Groves, speaking at his public work-out at the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherd’s Bush. “I respect Carl Froch for achieving what he has in the sport, and I know he’s a tough fighter, but I also believe he is beatable and that I have the style to cause him nightmares. I think he knows it, too, and because of this he resents having to defend his belts against me. This is a risky, horrible style match-up for him, and he realises there’s every chance he gets taken to school and stopped for the first time in his career. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

Boxing Result

Kameda barely retains WBA bantamweight title in Korea

By Joe Koizumi

WBA bantamweight champ Koki Kameda (32-1, 17 KOs), 118, very barely kept his belt as he was awarded a highly controversial split decision over #14 Korean Jung-Oh Son (20-5-2, 6 KOs), 117.75, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Cheju, Korea.

The scorecards were as follows: Carla Caiz (US) 114.5-114, Silvestre Abainza (Philippines) 115-112, both for Kameda, Alfredo Polanco (Mexico) 115.5-113.5 for Son. The referee was Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand).

Kameda made a good start, but Son became aggressive as the contest progressed. It was Kameda that suffered a sole knockdown in the contest midway in round ten. Son fought much better than people had expected.

(More to come)



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios makes his ‘Grand Arrival’ at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, Tuesday for his upcoming mega fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao makes his ‘Grand Arrival’ with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, Tuesday for his upcoming mega fight against former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios. Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Seda planning to bring a world championship belt back to Puerto Rico

By Karl Freitag

With the loss of Rocky Martinez against Mikey Garcia, the boxing hotbed of Puerto Rico currently has no reigning world boxing champions. Super bantamweight contender Cesar Seda (25-1, 17 KOs) hopes to remedy that situation on December 14 when he challenges WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) on the Broner-Maidana undercard at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas. “Right now in Puerto Rico there’s not too many champions and I want to prove we have the talent and we can compete and be champions, so I have hunger and I can’t wait for December 14,” Seda said during a conference call Monday.

The 27-year-old southpaw previously had an unsuccessful title shot against WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez in April 2011 and feels he leaned a lot in that fight. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

UFC

GSP-Hendricks musings

By Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

I hate to go along with the crowd, but in the case of Saturday’s UFC 167 main event between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, I do have to agree that the challenger, Hendricks, should have gotten the nod by a score of 48-47 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: TUF 18 Finale is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, Nov. 30 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Dib vows to avenge loss to Gradovich and bring IBF featherweight title back to Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib is confident he has the fight plan and preparation to regain the world IBF 126 pound title from American based Russian, Evgeny Gradovich, who captured the championship from Dib earlier this year. The Australian has done his homework in the gym and says he will bring the IBF championship back to Australia after the November 23 showdown with Gradovich.

“My mind has been in overdrive since I fought him back in March and I can’t wait to get out there and even up the ledger with this guy,” Dib said before flying out to China. “He got away with the last one, it was a close decision. Kudos to him, he worked extremely hard and won the fight fair and square, but I’m looking forward to getting out there and evening up the score with him. I’m going to fight and box a lot better this time around. I’ll make the right adjustments to make sure I secure the victory and bring the title back to Australia.”

Dib’s entourage includes Olympian John Steffensen, Emaid Dib who is the manager and his promoter rapper 50 Cent. “That’s the one thing that’s amazing about 50 Cent, he stayed loyal and stayed by me even in defeat,” Dib said. “We’re going to meet up in China and I can’t wait to link up and get down to business.”



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Fury blasts Haye, takes aim at Wilder

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has blasted former world champion David Haye after Haye pulled out of their all British megafight for the second time. “I’m sick of his lame excuses,” Fury fumed to the Daily Mirror. “We knew David Haye wouldn’t take the fight. He’s a laughing stock. He is a celebrity wannabe boxer, who wants to pick and choose his opponents, maybe get beaten and cash his cheque afterwards. He should have retired when he said he was going to. He has turned boxing into a joke with his antics.”

Team Fury is now aiming to face unbeaten Deontay Wilder on February 8 instead of Haye and the Wilder camp is interested. Jay Deas, trainer and advisor to Wilder tweeted “@BronzeBomber wants it, so do I. Fury-Wilder HUGE fight. We will travel to fight in UK. Find a table and lets sit down at it and talk.”



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Photos: Gradovich, Shiming, Ruiz, Verdejo Media Workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

IBF Featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich works out in preparation for his upcoming title rematch against Billy Dib on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios.

Also Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time world amateur champion worked out in preparation for his upcoming feature fight against Juan Toscano of Mexico. Undefeated jr. lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico worked out in preparation for his upcoming feature fight against Thailand’s Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan and undefeated Mexican Heavyweight Andy Ruiz worked out in preparation for his upcoming feature fight against Tor Hamer. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao Media Workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao works out at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China, Tuesday during media day for his upcoming fight againsg Brandon Rios.

Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.

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November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Photos: Brandon Rios Meet and Greet with Venetian Macau employees

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Photos: James Dayap

The Pacquiao vs. Rios PPV showdown will take place Saturday, November 23, at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena. It is promoted by Top Rank and produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.

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November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Verdejo update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico gets ready to work out in preparation for his upcoming feature fight on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs Brandon Rios. Verdejo will face Thailand’s Petchsamuthr Duanaaymukdahan on the broadcast.

Pacquiao vs Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Saturday, Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Uebayashi defeats OPBF #12 Yap

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten ex-amateur champ Naoto Uebayashi (4-0-1, 2 KOs), 122, gamely mixed it up, positively attacked more experienced Filipino, OPBF#12 Mark John Yap (19-10, 9 KOs), 121.5, and pounded out a unanimous decision (79-73, 79-74, 77-76) over eight hard-fought rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Uebayashi, 26, previously took six national amateur championships prior to entering the paid ranks, and faced the toughest opponent since his debut.

Uebayashi, whose amateur mark was 88-14 with 47 stoppages, kept stalking the Filipino footworker and occasionally landed solid left hooks over Yap’s straight rights like Nonito Donaire against Francisco Montiel. They swapped punches to entertain the crowd, but Uebayashi looked more effective in hurting the opponent with more powerful left hooks. In the closing seconds of the seventh, Uebayashi almost stunned Yap with a looping left with the bell coming to his rescue. This important triumph will have Uebayashi rated in the next OPBF super-bantam ratings. The gutsy prospect is handled by ex-WBA champs Shinji Takahara and Takanori Hatakeyama as co-managers. (more…)



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Not just defeat but “devastating defeat”: That’s what Carl Froch is predicting for George Groves this weekend. More

Froch is predicting more than defeat, but that David Haye will retire due to his shoulder injury. More

“He’s a laughing stock,” is how Tyson Fury is referring to the injured Haye. “I genuinely believed the shoulder injury wasn’t that bad.” More

Fury, meanwhile, is calling out unbeaten American heavyweight hopeful Deontay Wilder.



November 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Haroon Khan returns Dec 14

Haroon Khan, the 22-year-old, younger brother of former unified light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan, will bounce right back into action next month in Wigan following his demolition of Stefan Slavchev last Friday night at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens as he patiently broke down his 20-year-old compatriot who had no answers to the succession of quick flurries and powerful right hands that kept landing throughout. The 2010 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist returns to the ring on December 14th in Wigan after moving to a record of 3-0. (more…)



November 18th, 2013

UFC

UFC returns to Newark with two titles fights on biggest sports weekend of 2014

Two world title fights headline UFC’s return to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. In the night’s main event, the undisputed UFC bantamweight champion will be crowned when reigning champion Dominick Cruz (19-1, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) returns to action after two years away from competition due to injury to meet red-hot interim champion Renan Barao (33-1, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). (more…)



November 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Rios Quotes from Macau

Fighter of the Decade Manny “Pacman” Pacquao and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios Are back together – almost – at least in the same hotel, ensconced inside luxury suites at The Venetian Macao. Boxing’s top-two pound-for pound all-action superstars will make their Grand Arrivals – full of pomp and circumstance — Tuesday night – in Prime Time – at the Main Porte Cochere of the host resort. Rios will make his entrance, greeting his fans and meeting with dignitaries, at 9:00 p.m. local time, followed by Pacquiao at 9:30 p.m.

Upon their arrival at Macau International Airport on Monday evening, Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer World-Famous Freddie Roach had this to say:

Manny Pacquiao: “Am I confident for my fight with Rios? I am more than confident. Rios is bigger than me. Remember Goliath was bigger than David and yet David needed just one stone to fell the giant. I enter this fight stronger than ever. I have the strength of my country and my people coursing through my body. I fight for them, not for me. I fight for their glory, not mine.” (more…)



November 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Jermain Taylor returns December 14

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer announced today that former unified middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (31-4-1, 19 KOs) will return on the December 14 Broner-Maidana undercard in San Antonio Texas. Taylor will face J.C. Candelo (32-12-4, 21 KOs). It will be the first fight of 2013 for both fighters.



November 18th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC Statement about latest boxing ring accidents

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mauricio Sulaiman spoke with Fightnews.com about the recent boxing accidents. He expresses his best wishes to all boxers struggling to recover and sent the following WBC statement info:

The World Boxing Council brought up in one of their meetings during the recent annual convention held in Bangkok, Thailand, the urgent need for further studies, and monitoring of the implementation of existing rules to protect the physical integrity of the fighter. Just as it developed during the convention were three cases of accidents in the ring, the tragic death of Frankie Leal, Hernan “Tyson” Marquez being taken out on a stretcher, and the serious injury suffered by the Russian Magomed Abdusamalov in New York. (more…)



November 18th, 2013

AWE TV

Froch: Fan power drives me to victory

See Froch vs Groves LIVE on AWE and AWEtv.com this Saturday

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Carl Froch believes his experience of his epic win over Mikkel Kessler in May will give him the edge when he defends his WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles against George Groves this Saturday at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, live on AWE and AWEtv.com. Froch defeated Kessler in their titanic rematch at The O2 in front of a capacity crowd in London, and the four-time World champion says he thrives on the sensation of lifting belts in front of a packed out Arena.

“There’s no greater feeling than standing victorious in the Arena, especially in front of a sell-out crowd with 20,000 people cheering your name,” said Froch. “You’re stood in the middle of that ring, you’re cut and bruised, got a nose bleed but you’re a champion. You’re looking around at a packed house. You’ve had 12 weeks in a training camp and you’ve had an unbelievable fight – I’m talking about the Kessler rematch – that sort of feeling, those sorts of nights. Money can’t buy that, there’s nothing else you can do, you can’t go to a fair ground and ride a roller coaster to get that feeling. (more…)



November 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Vinny Maddalone: No sense in wasting any time, I’m always looking to get them out of there early

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Long Island fan favorite, heavyweight Vinny Maddalone heads back to the ring against Houston’s Maurenzo Smith on Friday, November 22 headlining Star Boxing’s
“Rockin Fights 11″ at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. Maddalone, 37-8-0 (28KO’s), is coming off a pair of third round knockouts, over then undefeated Richard Carmack on MAY 11 at The Paramount and on DECEMBER 8, 2012 over Byron Polley in Queens.

“No sense in wasting any time, I’m always looking to get them out of there early” said the affable Maddalone. “But I’ve watched some tape on Smith, he’s a pretty big guy, in good shape, looks like he works off the jab very well. Ideally, I beat this guy and get a shot at one of the top ten heavyweights next, that’s really what I’m looking towards.” (more…)



November 18th, 2013




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