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Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Ramirez opponent named: Derek Edwards

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Boxing News

Q&A: Evens Pierre

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Photo: Premium Boxing Promotion

By Robert Coster

One of the young boxers hoping to make a name for himself in 2015 is Haitian-born, Panama-based Lightweight Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (24-1, 17 KOs) ranked 9th by the WBA. Evens’ lifestory is compelling; born in a sprawling slum on the outskirts of the Haitian capital (Port-au-Prince) called “Sun City” (Cite Soleil), the young boxer has become a source of pride and a model for the disenfranchised youth of the impoverished sector. Far from shunning his birthplace, Pierre has become its symbol. Last month in Haiti, Pierre won the WBA Fedelatin title and crashed into the WBA ratings, an event that was celebrated for days in Sun City. Fightnews caught up with Evens Pierre to talk about his struggles growing up and his hopes for his career in the coming year. (more…)



December 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Yorgey, Witherspoon top Jan 24 NJ card

On January 24 at the GPG Event Center (Formerly the Woodbine Inn) in Pennsauken, New Jersey, the inaugural boxing card will take place with local favorite Harry Joe Yorgey taking part in a bout for the WBU middleweight title. Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA has a record of 27-2-2 with 12 knockouts and is coming off a draw with Eric Mitchell on July 25.

In the 10-round co-feature, Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (31-3, 23 KO’s) will also be in action.

Witherspoon’s and Yorgey’s opponents will be named shortly. The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions.



December 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Bailey takes aim at TV fight against Santana

Does “The Knock-Out King” still have it? Looks like power-punching former two-division world champion Randall Bailey (44-8, 37 KOs) will be stepping in against Francisco Santana (21-3-1, 10 KOs) on January 9 at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. After not being able to line up a fight in all of 2014, the dangerous 40-year-old Bailey would be making his first start since November 2013.

Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Santana has won nine in a row, including a victory over previously unbeaten Eddie Gomez. He was originally slated to face Sebastian Lujan. ESPN2 will televise.



December 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson Fury opponent named: Christian Hammer

Undefeated heavyweight destroyer Tyson Fury face Christian Hammer on February 28th at London’s 02 Arena. Fury puts his WBO International title on the line against the WBO #4 ranked Hammer in a risky title defense ahead of a projected summer showdown with reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko. Fury dismantled Dereck Chisora for the second time last month to win the British and European titles and also secured the number one and mandatory position to Klitschko, who next fights in April, but must then defend his WBO title against Fury next.

German-based Romanian Hammer, who fights out of the EC Boxing team, is a former WBO European Champion who has 10 stoppages out of 17 wins, and will be looking to cause a huge upset on these shores by being the first to defeat Fury and earn himself a shot at Klitschko. In his last fight he defeated Irineu Beato Costa Jr, who until then had stopped 13 out of 15 opponents early, but Hamer showed that he can box as well as punch by winning every single round of the twelve rounder. (more…)



December 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Rocky Martinez to challenge Siri Salido?

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former WBO jr lightweight champion, Roman “Rocky” Martinez (28-2-2, 17 KOs), who had decided to campaign in the lightweight division after losing his 130-pound crown against Mikey Garcia, is considering a fight against current jr lightweight champ Orlando “Siri” Salido, provided there is a good purse according to reports. Then upon re-acquiring the belt he held for several years, Rocky would move up to 135 pounds to fight for the vacant title after Terence Crawford moves up to a higher division.



December 24th, 2014

UFC

UFC Top Ten: The Upsets of 2014

The upset. It’s why they fight the fights and why we keep watching, the idea that on any given night, an underdog can pull off what some said was impossible. Here are ten of the biggest upsets of 2014 . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan talks family and Christmas. More

Former champ Ricky Hatton gets in the Christmas spirit. More

Buster Douglas favors Mayweather over Pacquiao in hoped-for showdown. More

Carl Froch tops the charts in Britain for most in-demand sporting event of 2014. More



December 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Port Hueneme, California

Top Rank, in association with Bash Boxing, Art of Boxing Promotions, and the Oceanview Pavilion, brings Solo Boxeo Tecate on Unimas back to Port Hueneme, California on January 17. “Boxing By The Beach” will feature the return of world-ranked Mexican-American knockout artist, Jose “El Chon” Zepeda (21-0, 18 KOs). Ranked #7 in the world by the WBO and #12 in the world by the IBF, Zepeda will take on Rafael Cobos (15-5-5, 3KOs). Zepeda is a Southern California native, born in Long Beach and residing in La Puente. Zepeda sports an 86% knockout rate and was last seen in a 1st round destruction of former Dominican contender Victor Manuel Cayo (32-6). Cobos was unbeaten in 7 bouts since July 2010 before dropping a unanimous decision to former World Champion challenger Josesito Lopez (33-6) in September. (more…)



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Zhang Zhilei ready for a big bang in 2015

By James Slater

Chinese giant Zhang Zhilei, who captured, amongst other impressive amateur honours, a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics, is all set to make a big impression in the pro ranks in 2015. The 6’6” southpaw has done nothing since his pro debut but train and further perfect his craft in the gym. With a four-month spell spent on sparring, conditioning and strength work as well as on technique, Zhang is looking forward to his second pro outing.

Back in August of this year, the heavy-handed pro prospect made somewhat embarrassingly short work of one Curtis Lee Tate, who the 31-year-old crushed with a shot to the shoulder (yes, the shoulder!) after just 17-seconds in Fallon, Nevada. Zhang clearly needed more work – “agreed,” said Zhang’s co-trainer, the knowledgeable Harold “The Shadow” Knight when speaking with this writer after the effortless debut – and at Madison Square Garden on January 9th, more work will hopefully be what Zhang gets.

Set to face the debut-making Kaleb Slaughter of Cincinnati, Zhang will be boxing a scheduled four-rounds. Another quick KO could well be on the cards, but hopefully Slaughter will show more ambition than Tate did. Zhang has a great team around him and with his size, strength, power and talent, the big things that his team expect could well be on their way to being achieved in what should be an active year for the man mountain.



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Shumenov planning cruiserweight takeover

Former WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs), already rated WBA #2 at cruiserweight entering the fight, made his debut in the division in a December 13 off-TV fight against Bobby Thomas, Jr. (14-3, 9 KOs) and wants to stay busy until his adviser Al Haymon get him a world cruiserweight title shot.

“It’s much easier for me fighting at 200 pounds than 175,” Shumenov stated. “My body couldn’t take it anymore. When I first came to America seven years ago, I planned to fight as a heavyweight or cruiserweight because I weighed 240-245 pounds. When I moved here to Las Vegas everybody my size were super middleweights and light heavyweights. The decision was made then for me to fight as a light heavyweight.

“I’m not making excuses but I lost 55 pounds for my last fight. I saw opportunities but my body failed me. I wanted to throw punches but my body didn’t respond. (more…)



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Notebook

Super middleweight contenders Gilberto Ramirez (28-0, 22 KOs) and Maxin Vlasov (30-1, 15 KOs) meet in an important ten-rounder to open HBO’s January 24 telecast headlined by the third fight between “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in Denver.

Confirmed: Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) will defend his WBC silver featherweight belt against Robinson Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs) on January 26th at Cowboys Dancehall Live on Fox Sports 1.

Under the radar: Former IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy (27-5, 18 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over journeyman middleweight Timothy Hall (9-19, 5 KOs) earlier this month in Tampa. Florida.

Sheer Sports Management has inked Everton Lopes, an amateur standout from Brazil and two-time Olympian. 135-pounder Lopes will soon be making his pro debut under the banner of Golden Boy Promotions

72-year-old boxing legend Muhammad Ali is reportedly recovering from a bout with pneumonia in an undisclosed hospital.

Light heavyweight Timur Dugazaev (3-0), promoter of WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev, scored a second round stoppage of Todor Ilic (4-16, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at CU Arena in Hamburg, Germany. In the main event, super middleweight Ismail Özen won by TKO5 over Haris Calakovic.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has confirmed that a Anthony Mundine-Sergey Rabchenko rematch was indeed ordered.



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

IK Yang remains unbeaten as 6.2 million viewers tune into “Fists of Power II” in Mainland China

Top Rank, SECA and Sands China Ltd., who have been building the growth of boxing in the People’s Republic of China by producing and promoting seven world championship events in Macao over the past 20 months, announced that the second installment of their latest joint venture, “Fists of Power” attracted over 6.2 million viewers to its December 16 telecast. “Fists of Power II,” a live televised boxing series for Mainland China featuring fighters from The Peoples Republic of China battling against international opposition, was broadcast live throughout China via CCTV and regional channels in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

“Fists of Power II,” which emanated from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, featured two title bouts — undefeated Yang Lianhui, from Dalian, China, who fights under the ring name of IK Yang, improved to 18-0, 13 KOs, and captured the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior welterweight title when his opponent Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-6-1, 22 KOs), of Chiang Mai, Thailand, retired on his stool in the fifth round.

Also May Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs), of Shenyang, China, captured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific junior flyweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over savvy ring veteran Tommy Seran (24-4, 15 KOs), of Surabaya, Indonesia. (more…)



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

f1d7f337-0047-4801-b2c6-e74354660614A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week’s 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Past world champions Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco were special VIP guests.

“The annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony is our way of thanking our officials and members who do volunteer community work,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “They do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in boxing. We also bring in VIP world champions from around the country to let them know we’ll never forget them. This was another evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance.” (more…)



December 23rd, 2014

UFC

Cruz sidelined by ACL injury

Following a triumphant return to the Octagon last September, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz delivered some bad news Monday, as he has been forced to the sidelines once again after an injury to the ACL in his right knee . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Freddie Roach could be the key to May 2 date

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

May 2 has been mentioned as the date two major fights. Both a clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, as well as the long awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. But, one of those two fights will not be staged on that date by the mere fact that Freddie Roach cannot be in two places at once. Roach is the head trainer of both Pacquiao and Cotto.

Mayweather has fought on Cinco de Mayo weekend for three straight years (and four of the last five), while Canelo now wants to be active on that traditional Mexican holiday. However, these plans could be altered and it can’t be ruled out that Cotto could wind up as the opponent for Mayweather, despite the fact that allegedly negotiations with Alvarez are somewhat advanced, which would leave Pacquiao out of the picture. It’s possible that Roach, Pacquiao and Cotto will have a meeting to discuss this matter since Alvarez and Mayweather Jr. have both proposed the same date.



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former Klitschko coach Fritz Sdunek died at the age of 67 in Hamburg . . . More

Randy Caballero set for a Valley defense on home turf. More

John Duddy lands a movie role alongside Robert de Niro. More

Local fight notes from Brownsville, Texas: More



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ruenroeng vows “I will defeat Shiming”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) is confident he will defeat Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) IBF#8 the Chineses boxing hero.

The showdown happens Saturday, March 7, 2015, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena, and was announced at a press conference in Bangkok Monday. Ruenroeng boxed Shiming on three occasions in their amateur trilogy. Ruenroeng defeated Shiming in Thailand at the 2007 King Cup which was also Amnat first international fight. Shiming won next two time including the semi final of the 2010 Asia Games in China and fight in Mongolia.

Jimmy Chaichotchuang, the leading IBF promoter in Asia said “The fight of Amnat vs Shiming will give a boost to Thai and Chinese diplomatic relations, which has been celebration ongoing for almost 40 years in 2015. The fight on Mar 7 is the third defense of IBF Flyweight championship of Amnat Ruenroeng. I would like to thank you the IBF president Darly Peoples, Bob Arum, Sheng Li and The Venetian Macao for making this historic fight.” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

UFC

TSN, RDS & Fight Network New Canadian Home for UFC Content

SN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC® today announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events.

Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night™ events, and The Ultimate Fighter® series . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev, Pascal Quick Quotes

By Dave Spencer

The first face-off between light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO) and former champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO) took place at a press conference on Monday to officially kick off the unified light heavyweight world championship fight on HBO on March 14 at the Bell Center in Montreal.

Jean Pascal: This fight is simple. Your title is the remix of Rocky IV. This the North American guy versus the Russian. In the remix version though, I’m not Apollo Creed…I’m Rocky. This is the best fight possible, I respect Sergey Kovalev, he is the King of the Division. In front of me I have the toughest challenge of my life. It’s going to be a tough fight, but I love challenges. I’m a guy who likes to face the best, March 14th that’s what I’m going to do.

Roy Jones Jr: This is the best two guys in the division and a division I left a big trademark at. You got the best two guys in the division fighting one another and you couldn’t ask for better. Both are friends but I work with Jean, so you gotta do what you gotta do. I’m just glad both these guys want to go out and prove who is best.

Sergey Kovalev: I love to show good boxing. Not every boxer can show good action. Jean Pascal is best opponent after Bernard Hopkins and it will be a very good fight…..because I will be in the ring. I have enough to speak, sorry, I’m not talker, I’m fighter.

Kathy Duva: I have become so bored with fighters who come up with reasons not to fight the very best. I don’t understand it, I come from a place where that’s what fighters did. They were supposed to want to fight the best, that’s the way the sport worked when I began. I want to commend Jean for taking the fight but sorry Jean, you don’t get to become Rocky.



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pascal to train at Big Bear

By Dave Spencer

Light-heavyweight Jean Pascal’s trainer Marc Ramsay confirmed to Fightnews this morning that the former champion will once again be training in Big Bear California in advance of his March 14th showdown with Sergey Kovalev at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Ramsay likened himself to a head football coach at the last camp where Pascal prepared for his victory versus Lucian Bute earlier this year where the likes of assistants Roy Jones Jr. and Russ Anber all butted heads late into the night. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Caballero to make first defense Feb 27

After piling up 12 wins in 12 fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) went on the road in search of a world championship. On October 25, it was mission accomplished for “El Matador” after he defeated England’s Stuart Hall in Monte Carlo. On Friday, February 27, the conquering hero returns to Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to defend his IBF Bantamweight World Championship for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) in a 12-round homecoming bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

“This is a night I’ve dreamed about for a long time, and I always said that the only thing better than winning a world title at home would be defending it there,” said Caballero. “I’m going to be tough and impress my fans at Fantasy Springs.” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Trainer of Champions Fritz Sdunek passes

German media are reporting that legendary boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek has passed away at the age of 67 in a Hamburg hospital after suffering a heart attack. Sdunek trained Felix Sturm, Dariusz Michalczewski and both Klitschko Brothers during his storied career. Other champions he trained include Juan Carlos Gomez, Artur Grigorian, Zsolt Erdei, Ralf Rocchigiani, Koko Kovacs, Sebastian Zbik and current WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev. Heavyweight contender Manuel Charr, another Sdunek fighter, confirmed the news on his Facebook page.



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Once 1-7, Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez lands world title shot

Photo: Shuan Boxing Promotion

Photo: Shuan Boxing Promotion


By Robert Coster

What do Henry Armstrong, Bernard Hopkins, Alexis Arguello, Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricardo Mayorga, Rafael Marquez and Miguel Canto have in common? These world champions all lost their first pro fights. In the case of the great Henry Armstrong, he lost three of his first four fights while Miguel Canto lost two out of three.

Now an unlikely challenger by the name of Norberto Jimenez could make history on December 31st if he beats WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono in Tokyo. The colorful 23-year-old Dominican boxer, currently ranked 5th by the WBA, started his career in a most disastrous fashion. After his first eight fights, his record stood at 1-7 with four of those losses by knockout. However, after his inauspicious start in boxing, Jimenez has redeemed himself, winning the WBA Fedelatin, the WBA Fedecentro and WBC Fecarbox titles with a streak of 16 straight victories. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Wilder, Stiverne trade jabs on teleconference

By David Finger

For boxing fans, and in particular heavyweight boxing fans, January 17th is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights since the Tyson era. Hard punching Haitian Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) takes on the #1 ranked Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in a fight that pits two devastating punchers in the ring for Stiverne’s WBC title. It has all the makings of a coming out party…with the winner likely to emerge as the most talked about North American fighter in the world. And it was clear after a telephone conference last week that both fighters were already throwing bombs.

“January 17 will be a short night,” WBC champion Bermane Stiverne said early in the press conference, “A short, painful night.”

Stiverne’s manager, Camille Estephan also seemed unimpressed with Wilder’s glossy record. “(He’s) 32-0, 32 knockouts…against who? !” Estephan said when discussing Wilder’s record. “We believe this is a choreographed career.”

However, the hard punching challenger was unimpressed. “The things I do, I make the mind play tricks on you!” Wilder said when asked why he didn’t seem to get the credit that his record would seemingly merit, “It’s unbelievable how it happened like that! But on January 17th we’ll find out. They are going off of one opponent. I have one opponent, Malik Scott, who would beat every single opponent he beat!” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Seldin-Jargal: Full Report and Photo Gallery

By Jerry Glick
Photos by Ed Diller/Star Boxing

In a hard fought rematch, undefeated junior welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin settled matters with Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal scoring a ninth round stoppage. Back in July, the two warriors were just beginning to go to war when the battle was prematurely stopped after the third round due to a cut over the right eye of Jargal that was caused by an accidental headbutt. The bout was ruled a No Contest. This time Seldin left no doubt as he dropped Jargal in round one with a hard right to the head. He continued to put on the pressure each round which slowly weakened his opponent. In the middle rounds, Seldin began to move his punches from the body to the head, never giving Jargal room to mount an attack. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC belt returns from space

By Gabriel Cordero
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

During the opening ceremony of the WBC’s recent convention in Las Vegas, WBC Board of Governors member Vladimir Laptev presented WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with a WBC belt that was taken to the Russian Baikonur Space Station. It was the first time in history that a boxing organization’s world title belt has been taken outside the pull of Earth’s gravity.

When the belt was originally sent into space, a WBC executive quipped “The sky is no longer the limit for the WBC!”

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December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Sonny Bill Williams returns against Chauncey Welliver

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Rugby Union and Rugby League football star Sonny Bill Williams (6-0, 3 KOs) returns to the boxing ring when he will clash with former WBC rated American heavyweight Chauncey Welliver (55-10-5, 22 KOs) at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Jan 31. Williams’ most recent bout was a ten round decision over South African Frans Botha. On the undercard another Rugby League star Paul Galen (2-0, 2 KOs) will also be in action against an opponent yet to be selected. Galen is being touted as a future Sonny Bill Williams opponent.

The promotion will be televised on Free-To -Air channel nine’s GEM. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton says Rabchenko will get an immediate rematch with Mundine

Promoter Ricky Hatton has announced that his fighter Sergey Rabchenko will get a WBC-ordered rematch with Anthony Mundine. Mundine won a split decision over Rabchenko in Melbourne, Australia on November 12. Mundine had hoped that the victory would put him in line for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr, but according to Hatton the WBC’s Executive Committee has decided that an immediate rematch was required.

“I’ve said before that it wasn’t the worst decision ever, but Sergey definitely won the fight and he wasn’t helped by the fact that two of the judges, not affiliated to the WBC, were from Melbourne,” stated Hatton. “It was a phenomenal performance from Mundine and I take my hat off to him, but Sergey outworked him for most of the fight and should have been given much more of the rounds. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

UFC

‘Rampage’ returns to the UFC

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is returning to the Octagon in 2015 after a nearly two-year absence . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Stanley Sono dies at 78

By Ron Jackson

Stanley Sono, for many years one of the leading figures in SA boxing, has died. Known as a man who did everything in amateur and professional boxing, except getting into the ring and throwing punches, Sono was a trainer, referee, judge, time keeper and board member in both the amateur and professional codes. He died at his home in Dobsonville near Johannesburg on Saturday after a long illness. He was 78. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014




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