Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Boxing Result

Gesta stops Barnett in nine

By Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

After punishing Ty Barnett for the majority of the bout, Mercito Gesta showed the Las Vegas crowd at Texas Station Casino why they call him “No Mercy.” A big left hook late in the ninth put Barnett (19-3-1, 12 KOs) on the canvas just as the ten second signal was given. As soon as Barnett was cleared to fight, Gesta (26-0-1, 13 KOs) seized the opportunity. Barnett was blasted with another pair of punches and final Gesta jab landed with just a second remaining. With Barnett on rubbery legs, the bout was halted at 2:59.

Jessie Magdaleno (11-0, 8 KOs) totally outclassed Aldimar Santos (16-3, 9 KOs) in a one sided second round TKO. The hometown hero had Santos rethinking why he wanted to be in the ring from the opening moments of the bout when a straight left, followed by two quick rights found a mark. A pair of left and right hooks dropped Santos late in the first round. In a moment of deja vu, a similar flurry sent Santos to his knees in the final ten of the second, causing referee Robert Byrd to halt the bout. Time of stoppage was 2:54. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank After punishing Ty Barnett for the majority of …


Boxing News

Weights from Washington DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here are the weights for the Babie Girl Productions card Saturday, August 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC:

Tyrieshia Douglas 109 vs. Ashley Langston 109
Terron Grant 133 vs. Devirous Sanders 135
David Grayton 149 vs. Gregory Joyner 144
Kaelon Hollon 206 vs. Kasondra Hartnett 246
Gregory Newby 172 vs. Orion Bolds 200
Danny Kelly 240 vs. Opponent will weigh in tomorrow
Donnell Holmes 233 vs. Maurice Winslow 223
Jerry Forrest 235 vs. Keon Graham 235

Capitol Heights, MD light heavyweight Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan will be on the card but in an exhibition bout against local Charles Burgess. This puts the all-North Carolina bout between Donnell “Real Touch of Sleep” Holmes of Ivanhoe (33-2-2, 29 KO’s) and Maurice Winslow of Wilson (3-16-1, three KO’s) 10-round bout as the main event. However, the feature attraction of the card is that five boxers, four of them from the Washington, DC area, are slated to make their pro debuts. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Here are the weights for the Babie Girl Productions card Saturday, August 4 at the Renaissance …



Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel

Yessica Bopp 107.6 vs Yesenia Martinez 106.7
WBO light flyweightworld title

Pablo Munguia 147 vs Gustavo Garibay 147
WB USNBC welterweght title

Irma Garcia 118.35 vs Fredee Gonzalez 117.7
Bantamweight

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Maldonado Productions
Venue: Foro Polanco, Mexico City
TV: Cadena 3

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Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel Yessica Bopp 107.6 vs Yesenia Martinez 106.7 WBO light flyweightworld title Pablo Munguia 147 …


Scale Watch

Wilder 228.25, Manswell 251

By Scott Foster, photos: Scott Foster

Unbeaten Olympic Bronze Medal winner Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (23-0, 23 KOs) weighed in at 228.25 lbs. for Saturday’s heavyweight showdown with Kertson “Warrior” Manswell at the Mobile Civic Center Arena Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama. Manswell scaled in at 251 for the clash that will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes.

Other weights:
Jayson Velez 127 vs. Leivi Brea 251
Dmitriy Salita 154.2 vs. Roberto Valenzuela 149.4
(more…)

By Scott Foster, photos: Scott Foster Unbeaten Olympic Bronze Medal winner Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (23-0, 23 KOs) weighed in …




UFC

UFC on FOX at the scales

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 4, which is headlined by the five round light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera and the light heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader, airing live on FOX from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Brandon Vera (203.8) VS Shogun Rua (205)

FOX MAIN CARD
Ryan Bader (205) VS Lyoto Machida (201)
DaMarques Johnson (171) VS Mike Swick (170)
Jamie Varner (156) VS Joe Lauzon (155.8)

FUEL TV FIGHTS
Nam Phan (145) VS Cole Miller (145)
Wagner Prado (205) VS Phil Davis (205.5)
Rani Yahya (145.5) VS Josh Grispi (146)
Oli Thompson (232) VS Phil De Fries (235)
Michihiro Omigawa (145.5) VS Manvel Gamburyan (145.5)
John Moraga (125.5) vs Ulysses Gomez (125.5)
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 4, which is headlined by the five round light heavyweight …


Boxing News

Spence decision reversed; USA back in business

After reviewing the video of Bout #142 involving Welterweights (69kg) Krishan Vikas (India) and Errol Spence (USA), the AIBA Competition Jury found that 1) there were a total of nine (9) holding fouls committed by the Indian boxer in the third round alone. However the Referee only gave one caution, and 2) In the second round, at the time 02:38, the boxer from India spit out his mouthpiece intentionally. However the Referee didn’t give any warning. Based on these findings, the Competition Jury Members unanimously decided the following:

– Decision #1: Based on the AIBA Technical & Competition Rules 12.1.9, the Referee should have given at least two (2) warnings to the Indian boxer.

– Decision #2: Although the boxer from India intentionally spit out his mouthpiece, the Referee’s view was blocked by the boxer from the USA and was not able to see the action.

Final Decision: Based on Decision #1, at least four (4) points should have been awarded to the boxer from the USA. Therefore the final score should be 13:15 in favour of the USA. The protest is accepted and the winner of Bout #142 is Errol Spence (USA).

Click here for full results…

After reviewing the video of Bout #142 involving Welterweights (69kg) Krishan Vikas (India) and Errol Spence (USA), the AIBA Competition …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Antonio Davis 130
Jose Benevidez Jr. 143.5 vs. Javier Loya 143
Mike Lee 177.5 vs. Tyler Seever 175
Giovani Santillan 140.5 vs. Joaquin Chavez 140
Saul Rodriguez 127 vs. Jose Morales 127
Billy SChmidt 168 vs. Tommy Turner 168
Tremaine Williams 123 vs. Jazzma Hogue 121.5

Venue: Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter Top Rank
TV: Telefutura

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Antonio Davis 130 Jose Benevidez Jr. 143.5 vs. Javier Loya …


Boxing News

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago

Giorbis Bathelemy 154 vs. Grady Brewer 153.5
(IBO Junior Middleweight Inter-continental Championship)

Bathelemy: “I’m going to give Brewer a boxing lesson and I’m taking that belt back with me to Miami. My birthday is on the 18th so I plan on giving myself an early gift and it’ll be the IBO belt.

Brewer: Bathelemy won’t be able to handle what I offer. I’ve had a lot of frustrations leading up to his fight and I’m going to take it out on him. Winning this belt is going to be my stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities. (more…)

By Jose E. Santiago Giorbis Bathelemy 154 vs. Grady Brewer 153.5 (IBO Junior Middleweight Inter-continental Championship) Bathelemy: “I’m going to …



Scale Watch

Casimero, Guevara make weight

By Felipe Leon at the scale
Photos: Felipe Leon

John Riel Casimero 108 vs. Pedro Guevara 108
(IBF junior flyweight championship)
Irma Sanchez 112 vs. Sharon Gaines 11.2 lbs
(WBF flyweight title)
Arturo Santos 121.8 vs. Khabir Suleymanov 121.8
(Vacant WBF super bantamweight title)
Venue: Mazatlan Convention Center, Mazatlan, Mexico
Promoter: by Box Latino in association with Promociones del Pueblo, Sampson Boxing and HG Boxing
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
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By Felipe Leon at the scale Photos: Felipe Leon John Riel Casimero 108 vs. Pedro Guevara 108 (IBF junior flyweight …


Boxing News

And then there were none; Warren, Spence lose

USA Olympian flyweight Rau’shee Warren and USA welterweight Errol Spence both went down to defeat Friday, eliminating all nine American boxers from Olympic competition without a medal. Warren, a three-time Olympian, again crashed out of the Olympics in his first fight, losing 19-18 to France’s Nordine Oubaali. Spence was trailing India’s Krishan Vikas after every round, ultimately going down to a 13-11 defeat.

This is the first time ever that the United States has been shut out in any Olympic boxing competition it has entered. Quite an embarrassment for the nation that won five boxing gold medals in 1976 and nine in 1984.

USA Olympian flyweight Rau’shee Warren and USA welterweight Errol Spence both went down to defeat Friday, eliminating all nine American …


Boxing News

Late Results from Columbus, Georgia

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Last Saturday night at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia, Melissa “Hurrican Shark” Hernandez (17-3-3, 6 KOs) proved more shark than hurricane as she had to overpower, rather than box the bigger and longer “Notorious” Nicole Woods (11-10-2, 3 KOs) over ten rounds to win the vacant IBS women’s world lightweight title by a hard fought unanimous decision victory. The card promoted by Angelee Gardner’s Syndicate Promotions had a little of everything to satisfy everyone in attendance from knockouts to close decisions on the card. In the co-feature, Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (7-3-1, 1 KO) put on an exhibition as he clearly outboxed Rasool Shakoor (3-11-1, 1KO) over eight rounds to capture a one sided unanimous decision victory and the vacant IBS National lightweight title by a one-sided unanimous decision. The entertaining night of ring action was matched by “The Boxing Diva” Renee Aiken. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Last Saturday night at the Columbus Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia, Melissa “Hurrican Shark” Hernandez …


UFC

Rua prepared for the battle after the war

It was the greatest mixed martial arts fight of all-time. If you want to debate that statement, feel free, but I will not be swayed. When Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua met in the main event of UFC 139 last November, everyone expected the long-awaited showdown of former PRIDE superstars to be good . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

It was the greatest mixed martial arts fight of all-time. If you want to debate that statement, feel free, but …



Boxing News

Salita opponent named

Longtime contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs) will continue on his road back to a world title shot when he faces veteran Roberto Valenzuela (65-62-2, 54 KOs) in an eight round junior middleweight fight on Saturday’s Wilder-Manswell undercard at the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama. Salita has won three straight since his lone career defeat in a world title fight against Amir “King” Khan in 2009. An impressive win over Valenzuela could lead to an all-Brooklyn world title clash against WBA welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi on October 20 at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Longtime contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs) will continue on his road back to a world title shot when he …


Boxing News

Video: Floyd Mayweather is free

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas last night, as we reported he would be. Floyd, who had no comment for the press, was met family and friends including Leonard Ellerbe, 50 Cent and the ever-present Sam Watson. He was released one month early for good behavior, serving 63 days of an 87-day sentence for domestic violence.

Pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas last night, as we …


Boxing News

Chaves-Mosquera Sept 22

Newly crowned WBA interim welterweight champion Diego Chaves (21-0, 17 KOs) of Argentina will make his first defense September 22. His opponent will be unbeaten Alberto Mosquera (18-0-2, 13 KOs) of Panama. The bout will take place at the Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Argentine cable giant TyC Sports airing the event.

Newly crowned WBA interim welterweight champion Diego Chaves (21-0, 17 KOs) of Argentina will make his first defense September 22. …


Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto said Thursday in Puerto Rico that in the coming days he’ll choose the opponent for his next fight on December 1, likely taking place at Madison Square Garden in New York. “We’re meeting with several companies to explore the options for the next event,” said Cotto. One possibility is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who will defend his WBC junior middleweight belt on September 15 against Josesito Lopez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto said Thursday in Puerto Rico that in the coming days he’ll …



UFC

Watch UFC on FOX weigh-in today!

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera live Friday, August 3 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT . . . . More
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera live Friday, August 3 at 7 pm ET/4 pm …


Boxing News

Frankel: Aiming for an upset

By Bill Green
Photo: De’vo Vom Shattenreich

On the undercard of tonight’s televised ESPN2 card at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, a very interesting lightweight matchup between Mickey Bey Jr (18-0-1, 8 KOs) and Rob “Red Hot” Frankel (30-12-1, 6 KOs) will take place. Both fighters come in with something to prove to fans, media, and themselves. For the undefeated Bey Jr, it’s fighting better opposition and putting on a spectacular performance, especially since his last two bouts have been far from stellar. Bey Jr was held to a draw by Jose Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and was dropped by journeyman Hector Velasquez (52-17-3, 37 KOs) before going on to win a dull but unanimous decision. Frankel has plenty to prove as well as he is 3-3 in his last six bouts, including a self-admitted lackluster performance against Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (15-3-2, 5 KOs). (more…)

By Bill Green Photo: De’vo Vom Shattenreich On the undercard of tonight’s televised ESPN2 card at the Texas Station Casino …


Feature Story

Gesta in action tonight

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

After a little more than a year after signing with Top Rank, undefeated lightweight Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (25-0-1, 13KOs) is finally getting his turn under the lime light when tonight from the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, NV, he takes on the brash Ty Barnett (20-2-1, 13KOs) of Washington, D.C., in the scheduled main event of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” Despite the ten rounder marking the first time Gesta of San Diego, CA, by way of Cebu, Philippines, will be featured on the classic broadcast, for him it’s just another day in the office.

“For me it’s just another fight. I just need to be in shape, for me it’s not really big because it is not a title fight,” the southpaw Gesta said after a light session in San Diego before his short trip to Las Vegas. “I still don’t underestimate him, I still train hard for it but for me a title shot is a big thing.” (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Felipe Leon After a little more than a year after signing with Top Rank, undefeated lightweight …


Boxing News

Matthew Hatton returns October 12

Coldwell Boxing’s October 12th show scheduled for The Bowlers in Manchester, England, has been boosted with the addition of former European champion Matthew Hatton. With full card set to be announced in the coming days, promoter Dave Coldwell said, “Matthew is a quality fighter and he’s someone I’ve admired for a long time. He’s fought at championship level for a long time now and he’s shared the ring with some of the sport’s best names including Ben Tackie, Saul Alvarez and Kell Brook. He’s got an IBO title shot set for early next year so he’s going to have an eight-round fight on our show in October and that should hopefully put him in a good place as he prepares for his next big opportunity.”

Coldwell Boxing’s October 12th show scheduled for The Bowlers in Manchester, England, has been boosted with the addition of former …


Boxing News

Casimero-Guevara presser

Photos: Promociones del Pueblo

Things heated up in Mazatlan, Mexico, on Thursday afternoon in the final press conference before “Furia en Mazatlan (Fury in Mazatlan)” the multi-bout fight card presented by Box Latino in association with Promociones del Pueblo, Sampson Boxing and HG Boxing and headlined by the IBF junior flyweight championship fight between Filipino John Riel Casimero (16-2, 10KOs) and hometown favorite Pedro Guevara (18-0-1, 13KOs). The fight card will be held at the Mazatlan Convention Center and televised live in Mexico by Televisa.

Happy to be able to challenge for the world title in his hometown and in front of his family friends, Guevara mentioned that he was ready and in the best moment of his career and is confident that he will dethrone Casimero for the 108 lbs. title. “I am very proud to be home and fight in front of my people,” Guevara stated to the assembled local and national press in one of the Center’s meeting rooms.

Casimero also had his time at the podium and said that he came to Mexico to defend what his rightfully his. “I know that I will be facing an young and strong opponent,” Casimero stated respectfully of Guevara. “I know he is coming to win but I will not let him. I am here to defend what is mine, a title I won outside of my country and I will defend it again outside of my country.” (more…)

Photos: Promociones del Pueblo Things heated up in Mazatlan, Mexico, on Thursday afternoon in the final press conference before “Furia …


Boxing Result

Oosthuizen retains IBO super middleweight title

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, pounding out a 12 round unanimous decision over Rowland Bryant (16-2, 11 KOs) to retain his IBO belt on Thursday night at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan, NYC. Scores were 118-110 and 117-111 (2x).

After the bout Oosthuizen commented on his victory.

“He was a tough guy, who took some really big shots,” said the 24-year-old South African. “I know there are still things that I need to improve on and I will go back to the drawing board with my team after this. I am happy that I had the opportunity to perform here in New York, and whatever my team decides is next for me, I will be ready.” (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside Photos: Ed Mulholland IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen (20-0-1, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, …


Boxing News

FNF Finale moved to Miami (Oklahoma)

Following the injury to original headliner Karim Mayfield, the August 17 ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale has been moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, In the 12-round super middleweight main event, Chicago puncher Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will take on Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) with a chance to face IBF champion Carl Froch on the line.

In the co-feature, jr middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) returns from one of the most controversial fights of 2012 to take on Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs). (more…)

Following the injury to original headliner Karim Mayfield, the August 17 ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale has been moved …


Scale Watch

Weights from Los Angeles

Fernando Carcamo 135 vs. Robert Rodriguez 135
Jose Martell 147 vs. Jaime Ocegueda 146
Lawrence Hughes 148 vs Jessie Roman 148
Hector Castro 152 vs. Jose Leon 152
Ralph Prescott 150 vs. Carlos Rodriguez 151
Venue: Commerce Casino
Promolter: GK Boxing Promotions
Tickets/Info 562-882-3785
Doors 7pm

Fernando Carcamo 135 vs. Robert Rodriguez 135 Jose Martell 147 vs. Jaime Ocegueda 146 Lawrence Hughes 148 vs Jessie Roman …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta from Cebu, Philippines weighed 137 and Ty Barnett of Washington, D.C. scaled in at 135.5 for their upcoming lightweight main event on Top Rank’s “The Future is Now” show on Friday in the Dallas Event Center at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino.

Undefeated Super Bantamweight Jesse Magdaleno of Las Vegas weighed 121.5 and Aldimar Silva Santos of Brazil weighed 122 for their co-featured fight.

Undefeated Mickey Bey of Cleveland, Ohio and Rob Frankel of Denver, CO both weighed 136.5.

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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta from Cebu, Philippines weighed 137 and Ty Barnett of Washington, D.C. …


Boxing News

Velez, Salita on Wilder-Manswell undercard

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez (18-0, 13 KOs) is the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico. This Saturday he faces veteran Leivi Brea (18-9-3, 9 KOs) in the eight-round co-main event of the FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes televised card from the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama.

Also seeing action is longtime contender Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs) will continue on his road back to a world title shot when he faces an opponent to be determined in an eight round junior middleweight fight. Salita has won three straight since his lone career defeat in a world title fight against Amir Khan in 2009.

In the main event, 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder looks to make it 24 knockouts in 24 fights without a loss when he battles Kertson Manswell (22-5, 17 KOs). (more…)

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson Velez (18-0, 13 KOs) is the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto …


Boxing News

Olympics: Just 2 American boxers left

The U.S. Olympic Boxing Team was unable to end its losing streak on Thursday following two closely contested losses in second round action at the 2012 Olympic Games. Lightweight Jose Ramirez’s slow start cost him with Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov while middleweight Terrell Gausha dropped a one-point heartbreaker to former Olympic medalist Vijender of India. The two remaining American boxers will compete on Friday night as three-time Olympian Rau’shee Warren makes his 2012 Olympic Games debut in a flyweight contest with France’s Nordine Oubaali at 8:30 p.m. London time (3:30 p.m. ET). Welterweight Errol Spence will return to the ring for his second bout with India’s Krishan Vikas at 9:30 p.m. London time (4:30 p.m. ET). The three American women will open competition on August 5 and 6. Click here for a full report on all bouts.

The U.S. Olympic Boxing Team was unable to end its losing streak on Thursday following two closely contested losses in …


UFC

UFC light heavy Hall of Famers weigh in on UFC on FOX

Just two days before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Ryan “Darth” Bader all compete to be the next challenger for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC On FOX (live on FOX at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) three of the biggest icons in the 205lbs division’s history weigh-in with their predictions. (more…)

Just two days before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Brandon “The Truth” Vera, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Ryan “Darth” Bader all …


Boxing News

WBA dumps Mikey Garcia; Walters new mandatory

The WBA Championships Committee has named unbeaten Jamaican featherweight Nicholas Walters as new mandatory challenger for WBA featherweight champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero. Representatives of both fighters have until September 2 to reach an agreement or a purse bid will be called. During this negotiating period, neither fighter can fight or sign an agreement for another fight.

The WBA Championships Committee has named unbeaten Jamaican featherweight Nicholas Walters as new mandatory challenger for WBA featherweight champion Celestino …


Boxing News

Floyd to be released tonight

Fightnews.com has been informed by a source close to Team Mayweather that pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be released from the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas TONIGHT at 12:01AM. Floyd went in on June 1st to begin serving an 87-day sentence on domestic violence rap, but was eligible for early release on good behavior.

Fightnews.com has been informed by a source close to Team Mayweather that pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be released …


UFC

Grispi more motivated than ever

Josh Grispi got married, became a father, ruptured his appendix, and watched his father battle brain cancer. It’s the life journey many share in one form or another, only his has taken place in just 23 years . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC on FOX: Shogun vs. Vera is live Saturday, Aug. 4 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 5 PM PT/8 PM ET. For more info on UFC on FOX or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Josh Grispi got married, became a father, ruptured his appendix, and watched his father battle brain cancer. It’s the life …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Six

It was the second round of preliminaries for the Men’s Lightweights (60kg) and Middleweights (75kg) on the sixth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The packed ExCeL arena was once again treated to some top-class action. (more…)

It was the second round of preliminaries for the Men’s Lightweights (60kg) and Middleweights (75kg) on the sixth day of …


Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Miguel Gonzalez

Mexican WBC world featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has amped up his training for his September 15 showdown with compatriot and former WBO world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. “We are starting this month with strong pace workouts. I feel great and I’m adapting to the southpaw style. Every day we try to learn and keep learning. This month is very important in my preparation and our agenda is being fulfilled according to plan. It’s the strongest preparation of my career and I always train hard and with great concentration and dedication. What is certain is that it will be a great fight and a great night for boxing,” said Gonzalez, who trains daily at the Romanza Gym with his trainer Nacho Beristain in Mexico City. More photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Miguel Gonzalez Mexican WBC world featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has amped up his training for …


Boxing News

Chambers targets Thurman

Once beaten welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (24-1-1, 6 KOs) is targeting undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman (18-0, 17 KOs) for a potential fight on October 6th in Atlantic City. Chambers recently turned down an offer to fight Thurman on two weeks’ notice, saying he wants the same full training camp as Thurman. “I have too much pride in my career to take the biggest opportunity on short notice” said Chambers. (more…)

Once beaten welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (24-1-1, 6 KOs) is targeting undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman (18-0, 17 KOs) for …


Boxing News

Groves’ cut causes venue change

Promoter Frank Warren’s September 14th event, originally due to take place at Wembley Arena, has switched venues and will now take place at York Hall following the withdrawal of super middleweight George Groves, who suffered a deep cut over his right eye last Saturday on the Guerrero-Aydin undercard. Groves was slated to defend his British and Commonwealth belts against Kenny Anderson.

Former Olympian Billy Joe Saunders will now top the bill with a mandatory defense of his Commonwealth Middleweight Championship against unbeaten Australian Jarrod Fletcher. The rest of the card remains unchanged. All tickets that have been already purchased for Wembley Arena can be exchanged by Frank Warren Promotions for the new venue.

Promoter Frank Warren’s September 14th event, originally due to take place at Wembley Arena, has switched venues and will now …










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