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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik
“My coach Roger Bloodworth was always telling me that I need time to combine being fast as a cruiserweight with the extra 20+ pounds I gained fighting as a heavyweight. This time is now. I’m faster and stronger,” said former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and currently top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 28 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman
On Friday, October 25th, ARES Promotions will end the year with a big show at Albany’s Washington Ave. Armory. “Fight Night XII- Ring Of Fire,” will feature two rematches, two title fights and is as ARES’ Adam Neary called it, “The best card not on television!” The headliner will be the New York middleweight title match between defending champion Nick “Machine Gun” Brinson and challenger Chris Chatman over a scheduled eight rounds. Brinson is coming off a career best win over Jorge Melendez on June 7th for the WBC International silver title on Shobox. (more…)
One of the best parts about the UFC Fight Night cards traveling to areas like Brazil are all the young, up and coming fighters that get discovered by making an impression on a show like the one coming up on October 9 from Barueri . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from Brazil on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Click here for more.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (30-0, 12KOs) of Palm Springs, California and Mexican boxing legend Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (55-6-1, 40KOs) are five days away from their showdown taking place this Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay Per View. Bradley and Marquez kicked off fight week as they met with media on Monday morning at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
Fightnews.com caught up with the four-division world champion Marquez as he talked about his preparation for Bradley.
“It was a great strong preparation as we gear up for this Saturday, everything was different this training camp. We emphasized more on speed than power, which will be important for this fight,” Marquez said about his camp. “Bradley has a very difficult style with aggression that changes through the course of the fight. A tough style, but we have prepared ourselves for Bradley’s style which is speed and aggression.” (more…)
WBA & WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Champion Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) will fight in front of his home fans next month. The MusikTeatret Albertslund, just outside Copenhagen, will host the Nordic Fight Night on November 16, with the unbeaten 22-year-old headlining against an opponent to be announced shortly. Nielsen has won all 20 of his professional bouts. After his latest success, an impressive points victory over world-ranked Patrick “The Machine” Majewski, he is now rated with all the four major federations. He is trained by Joey Gamache.
With recent controversial decisions, this weekend’s Marquez-Bradley fight has had a different judge selection process. More in the LA Times
Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley will enter the ring this Saturday with different things to prove. The Miami Herald explores
HBO will air the Marquez-Bradley weigh-in from the Wynn Las Vegas at 6 PM ET Friday, Oct. 11 on HBO.
Following the weigh-in, HBO will show all 24/7:Bradley/Marquez episodes, starting at 7 PM ET.
Photos: Mary Ann Owen
Former world champion Orlando Salido of Mexico and #1 rated Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico worked out at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas on Monday as they prepare for their upcoming clash for the vacant WBO featherweight championship on the undercard of the Timothy Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez card, Saturday, Oct 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Orlando Salido: I am going to have to apply a lot of pressure on Cruz. I can’t let him run and I can’t give him time to think. His movement, speed and counterpunching worry me the most. I have to fight him smart. Any time you fight for a world title it’s significant. I have won two world titles and neither one was more special than the other. Saturday’s fight is no different. I am ready to regain the title.
I admire him [Cruz] for coming out. It’s courageous. But I am not treating him any differently than any other opponent. When I see him I see a man standing between me and a third world title.
Orlando Cruz: I have dreamed of fighting for a world since I was a boy when I first began boxing. I have dreamed of having that fight in Las Vegas. I respect Salido. He has been where I want to go – twice. I need to focus on winning ach round and stay with my game plan. It is no important to give Puerto Rico another world champion. Right now we only have one – Rocky Martinez.
I feel very free and happy having come out. I am happy with the support that all of the people have given me and I just want to continue to work hard doing the things that I need to do to make history. Since I made the announcement I have been getting nothing but support. Everybody gives me support and respect. When I interview with a newspaper, i would just like to have respect. More photos
Park tops Nagaowa to retain IFBA minimumweight title; Cha punishes Lee to seize Korean light heavy crown
By Victor Lee
Photos: Aaron Jang
In this direct rematch of their March 24, 2013 IFBA minimum weight title bout, which the tall, classy champion Ji-Hyun Park (18-2, 5 KO) won by wide unanimous decision, stalwart challenger Jujeath Nagaowa (12-12-1, 8 KO) of the Philippines provided a much tougher test. Giving up ten-centimeters in height to the champion, Nagaowa came in low, swarming Park with a rugged, two-fisted body attack from the opening bell. Park employed footwork and a steady jab to try to avoid these attacks, but was often pinned on the ropes and forced to slug it out. In contrast to her performance in March, Nagaowa, no doubt aided by the presence of trainer Edwin Tumbaga in her corner, presented a much more various and complete arsenal, mixing up the persistent body attack with looping overhand rights, left hooks, left uppercut-straight right combinations, weaving, short uppercuts to the head and body on the inside, and an educated jab of her own. In addition, Nagaowa appeared much more energetic and determined to win than in the first title encounter. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm’ Bradley and trainer Joel Diaz make a special guest appearance on “ESPN Deportes – A Los Golpes” show with hosts: Bernardo Osuna, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and David Faitelson at the ESPN studios in downtown Los Angeles Monday. Bradley talked about his upcoming world championship fight against four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday, Oct 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas, Márquez Boxing, and Tecate, Bradley vs. Márquez will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) returns to movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PT as NCM Fathom Events and UFC bring UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS to the big screen. Fight fans will get a front-row view of all the pulse-pounding action when longest-reigning champion in the UFC, welterweight king Georges St-Pierre (also known as “GSP”), returns to the Octagon® to face No. 1 contender Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. GSP will take on his most dangerous challenger to date in the sledge-hammer handed Hendricks. Broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, audiences will witness all the excitement as the undisputed champion in the UFC welterweight division is determined during the UFC’s 20th anniversary event. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
An informed source Fightnews.com that world former champions Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares, Takahiro Ao and Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero are currently training together in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Linares will next fight on November 10 challenging WBA lightweight world champion Richard April at the Kokugikan Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Ao is fighting an opponent to be named on the same card. Caballero currently has no scheduled fights.
Friday night in Lawton, Oklahoma, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Comanche Nation Casino, a bout between George “Comanche Boy” Tahdooahnippah (31-1-2, 23 KOs) and South Carolina’s Thomas Brown (15-4-2, 9 KOs) ended in an eighth round technical draw. Fighting at a fast pace from the opening bell with each combatant finding success through the first four stanzas, Tahdooahnippah rocked Brown at the end of round five with a huge left hook, thrilling his hometown fans. The clash came to an abrupt halt in round eight however, when a clash of heads caused a severe cut on the scalp of Tahdooahnippah midway through the eighth round. Scores at the time of the stoppage were 77-75 Tahdooahnippah, 77-75 Brown and 76-76 resulting in the split decision draw. (more…)
Fresh off a brilliant submission victory over John Moraga at UFC® on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson returns to defend his flyweight title Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas against Joseph Benavidez in a can’t-miss flyweight showdown.
Johnson, 27, beat Benavidez in September 2012 at UFC 152 to become the first champion in the newly minted flyweight division and looks to retain his status as the only champion the 125lb class has ever known. (more…)
Curtis “Kryptonite” Stevens (25-3, 18 KOs) is challenging the WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) KO 24) on November 2nd at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City.
Stevens is from Brownsville, Brooklyn as was Mike Tyson. Like “Iron Mike,” Stevens has a flair for adding drama to a fight buildup. Stevens posted photos of a coffin with the initials “GGG” of his opponent on his Twitter site.
During a hard-hitting interview with FightNews, Stevens discussed his showdown with Golovkin, his training camp and his new nickname: (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman
The 92nd annual WBA convention will kick off one week from today on Monday, October 14 in Lima, Peru. Organizers are putting the finishing touches on the event, including arranging for the attendance of several WBA champs, past and present. Expected to attend are Ryo Miyazaki, Yessica Bopp, Libiorio Solis, Danny Garcia, as well as Peru’s two current WBA champions Kina Malpartida and Alberto Rossel. A special pair of guests will also be celebrated as former WBA lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Peruvian challenger Orlando Romero will mark the thirtieth anniversary of their epic battle at Madison Square Garden, a give and take war, won by Mancini via ninth round knock out. Don King, Akihiko Honda and Gary Shaw are expected to be among the name boxing promoters on hand as well. The host hotel will be Los Delfines Hotel and Casino.
Photo: Pete Susens
Former WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido and his team consisting of Jose Miranda, Victor Barron, Santos Moreno, Sean Gibbons and Armando Castro, have arrived in Las Vegas for Saturday’s world championship fight. Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs) will take on Orlando Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), the #1 featherweight contender and boxing’s first openly gay fighter in the co-feature on the Bradley-Marquez pay-per-view telecast.
WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley Jr. (30-0, 12 KOs) and four-division world champion Juan Manuel Márquez (55-6-1, 40 KOs) will make their grand arrivals on Tuesday at the South Valet Entrance at Wynn Las Vegas. Bradley arrives at 12:30PM and Marquez rolls in at 1PM. The event is open to the public.
Boxing legends Evander Holyfield, Ricky Hatton and Yank Barry team up for a good cause in Manchester: More
According to some big names in General Santos City, Manny Pacquiao is tearing it up in the Philippines as he prepares for Brando Rios. More
According to Australian press, Sonny Bill Williams has been offered a $1 million offer to hasten his exit from rugby to boxing. More
After Miguel Cotto’s devastating third round KO over Delvin Rodriguez Saturday night in Orlando, the name of WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez was prominently mentioned as possibly being Cotto’s next opponent. “The added value of being the first Puerto Rican to achieve a world title in four different weight divisions is something attractive to me,” Cotto admitted. “In due time, I’ll sit with my group and with Freddie (Roach) and we’ll weigh the options and discuss Martinez and other candidates.” Should the fight be made, Roach stated that he knows how to beat Martinez and he thinks he has “the right guy to do it this time.”
A response from the Martinez camp wasn’t long in coming. Sampson Lewkowicz, advisor to Martinez, tweeted that Maravilla is willing to fight Miguel Cotto at a catchweight of 158 lbs with his WBC belt on the line.
By Robert Coster
Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “the Axe Man” Walters (22-0, 18 KOs) will make his U.S. debut and his first title defense against Mexican challenger Alberto “Kichis” Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs) in Corpus Christi, Texas on November 9th. Walters, recently signed by Top Rank, will fight on the HBO/Top Rank tripleheader that will feature Mikey Garcia vs. Roman Martinez, Nonito Donaire vs. Vic Darchinyan and Vanes Martirosyan vs. Demetrius Andrade. Garza has won various regional titles in his 10 year career and is 9-1 in his last 10 outings. Walters-Garza will be televised live on Top Rank’s international broadcast only.
By Chris Morris, RockyMountainBoxing
Pictures by Richard Caverly, www.rcp-pix.com
Jim ‘Smitty’ Smith and Poor Boys Pro Boxing in association with the Colorado chapter of NAIOP, president Chris King, put on a ‘Fight Night’ charity event on Thursday night with six good bouts. Hugo Arceo beat Rudy Zapata by split decision while Victoria Robinson and Alma Garcia put on the ‘Fight of the Night’ and took home nice trophies for their effort.
Heavyweight Hugo Arceo settled the score with Rudy Zapata winning a well-deserved split decision victory. The two fought back in June and that bout ended in a hotly disputed draw where most, including RMB/FightNews, felt Zapata deserved the nod. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara & Leonso Nuñez
The Tecate Box Tour tent has been set up at the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack and Casino in Tijuana for about six months and since then Zanfer Promotions, arguably considered the biggest and most active promoter in Latin America, has presented a number of high profile fight cards at the venue. Antonio DeMarco and Jorge “Maromero” Paez Jr. are a couple of the fighters who have graced the tent’s ring as well as much smaller cards with local talent. This past Saturday night a mid-range fight card was featured at the tent as well as broadcast live in Mexico by the Canal Azteca channel. In the main event, super bantamweight Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (28-2, 23KOs) of Mexico City came back from his first title challenge six months ago to take a strange technical decision over the local Javier Gallo (21-8-1, 12KOs) in the fifth round of a scheduled ten.
In his last fight Orucuta traveled to Argentina last May and dropped a split decision to long-reigning WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez. As far as Gallo, he was a on a three fight win streak since losing to Vic Darchynian in four also last May. (more…)
The successful series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will have the fourth and final show of the fall series in Mexico City this Friday, October 11, 2013 at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo. In the main event WBO #10 contender Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait will face WBC #11 contender Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia in a clash scheduled for 12 Rounds with the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt at stake.
Mabait of Zamboanga City, Philippines, brings a record of 18-1-2, 12 KOs, is trained by Nonito Donaire and managed by former world champion Gerry Penalosa and Vinny Scolpino. Garcia on the other hand is from Ciudad Neza, Mexico and is trained by former world champion Jose Luis Bueno and brings a record of 18-4-1, 9 KOs. The winner of this fight could be in line to face WBO Champion Tomoki Kameda in December. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Anton Nel is, at the age of 45 and for the third time in his career, the SA heavyweight champion. Nel regained the title when stopped Hein van Bosch in the eighth round in Bloemfontein at the weekend. The fight was over 67 seconds into the round, ending a fight that resembled a slow-motion movie. Nel, who weighed 120 kg, was too big and strong for the gutsy Van Bosch, who came in at 101.70 kg and was shoved around the ring for most of the fight.
With both fighters well into their forties – Nel was 45 years old on July 9 and Van Bosch will be 44 on January 27 – and well past their best, no one expected a scintillating fight. And it certainly was not. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Paulus Moses retained his WBO international lightweight title when he stopped Leonardo Gonzalez from Argentina 1 minute 31 seconds into the seventh round in Windhoek on Saturday night. The more experienced Moses improved his record to 32-2, with 21 wins inside the distance. He dominated proceedings during the first four of the scheduled twelve rounds as he scored with his left jab and some solid combinations. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Sipho Taliwe boxed his way to a points victory over Takalani Dangala in Soweto on Sunday afternoon. The former SA and WBC international junior lightweight champion moved to the lightweight division to win a tough bout over ten rounds at the Orlando Community Hall. Judge Joe Chaane scored it 98-91 and Cyphrial Ndaba and Khaya Ngalo had it 97-92 and 98-92, all in favour of Taliwe. But many will argue that the scorecards were not a true reflection of the fight. (more…)
Ringside by Phil Doherty
Photos by Scott Foster
Miguel Cotto is 32 years of age. That is an indisputable fact. What’s not as easily discerned is how his biological and pugilistic ages coincide. Last night in front of 12,000 screaming Puerto Rican faithful from the Amway Center in Orlando, Cotto (38-4, 31 KOs) destroyed the classy but outclassed Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs) by TKO just 18 seconds into the third round of their HBO-televised contest.
While the impressive display erased significant doubts regarding Cotto’s current state of mind and body, others may yet linger with regards to Cotto’s potential performance against the current crop of young lions and veteran champions . . . Click here for more
Ringside by Ricardo Trujillo, photos by Alberto Martinez-Medina
Last night at the Socorro Entertainment center in Socorro, Texas, Escalante Promotions, headed by former featherweight contender Antonio Escalante, held its inaugural card to the delight of the boxing-starved El Paso fans. After a few glitches – no ambulance, no fights – the card began, about an hour late. Issues with glass bottles and ringside placement of officials, doctors and media also stalled the show. Questionable ring lighting, to say the least, also compromised photographers and angered spectators who yelled, “Turn on the lights!” . . . Click here for more
Two of the best submission fighters in the history of mixed martial arts will get together for the main event of UFC Fight Night in Brazil this Wednesday night, as multi-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Demian Maia heads home to face American grappling expert Jake Shields . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 from Brazil on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Click here for more.
By Johnny B’
A planned professional boxing show scheduled for Saturday October 12th for the House of Hope at 752 E. 114th Street in South Chicago Illinois has been cancelled. Several problems with the matchups and multiple other issues have forced the show that was to be presented by Nilam Patel and Mike Evans of KO Sports Entertainment to come to a screeching halt. Scheduled for the card was Filipino super bantam Drian Francisco (24-2-1, 19 KOs), light middleweight Vito Gasparyan (14-3-5, 8 KOs), an Armenian now fighting out of Glendale California, and Louisiana heavyweight Johnnie White (22-4, 18 KOs). No information yet on a new date or location. For ticket refunds telephone: 773-568-8350.
By James Slater
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury was unimpressed with heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko’s dominant points win over Alexander Povetkin in Russia last night. The often outspoken British star took to his Twitter account after he’d watched Wladimir win a massively lopsided unanimous decision over a game but outgunned Povetkin and Fury had nothing good to say about the champ.
“I have just witnessed the sh*****t heavyweight championship of the world fight in history!!! A pair of stiff idiots hugging each other,” wrote Fury. “If Wladimir would ever take Tyson Fury I’d 100000000% KO him! I couldn’t even tell if Wladimir wanted to fight or get a b**w job. Any time any place anywhere I will KO you.!” (more…)
By Karl Freitag
Photos: RIA Novosti, Denis Tyrin
In the biggest heavyweight title fight in years, WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) scored four knockdowns in a dominant, but sloppy, twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alexander Povetkin (26-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia.
Good first round as Povetkin came out aggressively and both fighters landed good punches. Klitschko dropped Povetkin in round two with a short left hook. Povetkin brought the pressure in round three. Lots of clicking and wrestling marred the bout, mostly initiated by Klitschko and allowed by Povetkin. The action had allowed to a crawl by round six, but Klitschko opened up in round seven and dropped Povetkin three times, although two could arguably be throwdowns.
Povetkin was game, but was consistently outlanded by Wlad. Klitschko rocked Povetkin in round eleven, but referee Luis Pabon took a point from Klitschko for pushing down a wobbly Povetkin. Scores were 119-104 on all cards. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Undefeated Alexandria, VA prospect Todd “White Lightning” Wilson returned to the ring after a 15-month absence and won a four-round unanimous decision over Reggie “Two-Gun” Nash of Grand Rapids, MI Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
WBC#11 ranked Japanese, OPBF lightweight champ Yoshitaka Kato (26-4-1, 7 KOs), 135, barely kept his regional belt as he eked out a close but unanimous decision over mandatory challenger, WBO#4 Filipino titlist Rey Labao (24-5, 16 KOs), 133.75, a hard-punching southpaw, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Judges Fukuchi (Japan) and Olalo (Philippines) tallied 115-113 and 116-112 respectively, while Tsuchiya (Japan) saw it 117-111, all in favor of the busy-punching champ.
“This boy will knock out Kato to take the belt to his country,” said a ringsider when he watched Labao lopsidedly batter the champ from all angles in the first round. Ironically did Labao suffer a hand injury with his opening attack, which eventually kept him from going on his ferocious rallies in later rounds. Labao, a sturdy banger, shifted his target to the champ’s breadbasket because of his hand pain, while Kato, a shaven skulled fighter, connected with light but busier combinations to the face. After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated it was so close as 38-38 twice and 39-37 for Kato. (more…)
Super middleweight Marco “Dorado” Reyes (29-1, 22 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round majority decision over Rogelio “Porky” Medina (30-4, 24 KOs) in a battle for the WBC Fecombox title on Saturday night before nearly 10,000 at the Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre at the Universidad Autónoma in Chihuahua, Mexico. Scores were 116-111, 116-112 and 114-114.
In other action, super featherweight Miguel “Mickey” Román (43-11, 32 KOs) needed just 42 seconds to demolish Carlos Urías (46-26-1, 35 KOs). (more…)
World rated bantamweight Felipe “Gallo” Orucuta (28-2, 23 KOs) won a five round split technical decision over Javier Gallo (21-8-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Foro Tecate in Tijuana, BCN, Mexico. A good fight was cut short when two head clashes in round five left Gallo with two deep cuts that forced the bout to go to the scorecards prematurely. Scores were 49-46 and 49-45 for Orucuta, 48-47 for Gallo. (more…)
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