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IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) says he’s in outstanding shape with about about a month to go for his rematch showdown with former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs). Spinks-Bundrage is scheduled for June 30th at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California with Showtime being said to air the bout. Bundrage beat the odds stopping Spinks in a shocker nearly two years ago to win his current title and wanted it to be known that the fight result will be the same this time around. “My conditioning is superb and I could fight right now if I had to. Big props to Golden Boy Promotions for knowing a real fight when they see one and stepping up and winning the purse bid for this fight. While some promoters are hestitating, Golden Boy is making things happen and this fight will be on Showtime making this fight that much bigger. Like I have said many times God has really blessed me. I just had to be patient. In regards to the fight, it will be a repeat of what happened in our first fight. There will be no Spinks Jinx whatsoever happening in this fight on me,” said Bundrage.
IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) says he’s in outstanding shape with about about a month …
By Boxing Bob Newman
IBF president Daryl Peoples took time on Thursday afternoon to chat with Fightnews.com about the progress being made at the 29th annual convention, and the outlook for the future of the organization.
By Boxing Bob Newman IBF president Daryl Peoples took time on Thursday afternoon to chat with Fightnews.com about the progress …
Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime
All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s big fight card at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, participated in a final press conference on Thursday, just two days before the June 2 quadrupleheader which will be telecast live on Showtime.
Antonio Tarver: “Sometimes when you sign for a fight you never know how it will turn out, but this event took a life of its own. It wasn’t until the kickoff (press conference) when I realized what I was really in for. Everything had to take a back seat to my training. The passion and love for the sport still lives inside. Age is nothing but a number. I know this is the fight that will bring the best out of me because I know he will press hard all night long looking for that lightning in the bottle that I know won’t come. You’ll see on Saturday.”
“They (SHOWTIME) wanted to mic me up for the bout [to commentate and fight simultaneously], but I know I have my hands full with Lateef. I guess Lateef took offense to how I critiqued his fighting – he was used to the compliments. It’s different to look in the mirror and say I need to do this and that. We need training camp to become better, well-rounded fighters. I was trying to help him and he thought I was disrespectful.
“It’s going to be an interesting fight. Trust me, I’m in good shape. I haven’t taken him lightly. I know he has potential, I know he has the power to end the fight in one punch and that’s why I went back and trained hard for this.”
Lateef Kayode: “I’m ready for this fight. This is the happiest I’ve ever been. I stay in the gym, I work hard and I listen to my trainer. I’ve never fought anyone like this. For me to fight this man I’ll need to dig deep into my soul. I will knock you down. I’m sorry to say this to my brother, but on June 2, you will have to go down. He said I was too aggressive when I was fighting, but I’m going to show him aggressive on Saturday.” (more…)
Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s big fight card at the Home Depot Center in …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Fightnews.com has received information that current WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) could defend his crown against hot unbeaten prospect Julio “Pollito” Ceja (19-0, 18 KOs) on July 7 at a venue to be determined in an event that will be organized by the Promociones del Pueblo and Sampson Boxing LLC and broadcast by Televisa. “We had all planned for Jhonny Gonzalez defend his crown on July 7 in Mexico against Salvador Sanchez II and unfortunately they wouldn’t fight,” stated Promciones del Pueblo Presidente Oswaldo Kuchle by phone. “We are a responsible company. We had a commitment to Televisa and our sponsors and we decided to make this world title fight. At this point, we can’t stop our progress and must meet the demands of the fans and sponsors.” That same night, WBA female flyweight world champion Arely Mucino will also be in action.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Fightnews.com has received information that current WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) …
By Boxing Bob Newman
Day Three of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was in full swing today with a full schedule planned. Opening comments by President Daryl Peoples and the Board of Directors started things off. Peoples discussed the positive outlook for the future of the organization, while fellow board members waxed similarly.
David McCullough’s treasury report reflected a positive surplus for the first time in the relatively new administration of People’s, bouncing back from a huge financial deficit inherited from the past administration.
Inroads have been made into regrowth in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Thailand and Philippines, as evidenced by the presence of delegates, reporters and television networks from those countries. Hawai’i was specifically chosen as a sort of convenient halfway point between the U.S. and Asia, to entice Asian participation. Board member Ray Wheatley of Australia touted the number of IBF Pan-Pacific and Pan-Asian fight which have and continue to take place in the region. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman Day Three of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was in full swing today …
As the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6KOs) radiated confidence and tranquility, his challenger, Tijuana’s Julio Cesar “Gatito” Felix (17-7, 3KOs) seemed motivated and excited at today’s final press conference for the opportunity to challenge for the world title this Saturday, June 2nd, at the El Foro Theatre in the heart of Tijuana. The bout is presented by Zanfer Promotions and will be shown live on the Azteca channel in Mexico. The bout will mark the first defense for Fuentes of Mexico City after capturing the title last summer over the tough Raul “Rayito” Garcia with a split decision win.
“I came to Tijuana to defend and keep my title,” Fuentes stated. “I respect ‘Gatito’ and the fans of Tijuana but I have prepared myself very well and I am going to win this fight by any means necessary. If it is by knockout, even better.” (more…)
Photo: Zanfer As the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6KOs) radiated confidence and tranquility, his challenger, Tijuana’s Julio Cesar …
Photos: Chris Toney
Sechew Powell 150.75 vs Gabriel Rosado 154
(vacant WBO I/C light middleweight title)
Ronald Cruz 147 vs Prenice Brewer 147
(vacant WBC C/A welterweight title)
Darnell Boone 170.5 vs Sergey Kovalev 173.5
Tyrone Luckey 131.75 vs Tevin Farmer 133
Rafael Montalvo 146.5 vs Anthony Irons 145
Jerome Rodriguez 139 vs Hasan Young ??
Eric Newell 265 vs Tyyab Beale 241
Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoter: Main Events and Peltz Boxing
TV: NBC Sports Network
Photos: Chris Toney Sechew Powell 150.75 vs Gabriel Rosado 154 (vacant WBO I/C light middleweight title) Ronald Cruz 147 vs …
Dennis Hasson 175 vs. George Armenta 173
Saud Clark 148 vs. Flavio Reyes 147
Joey Dawejko 239vs. Edwin Ranquillo 229
KeAndre Leatherwood 162 vs. Frankie Fillipone 160
Antowyan Aikens 166 vs. Kenneth Taylor Schmitz 166
Joshua Reyes 123 vs. Miguel Antonio Rodriguez 119
Promoter: Dee Lee Promotions (Diane Fischer)
Dennis Hasson 175 vs. George Armenta 173 Saud Clark 148 vs. Flavio Reyes 147 Joey Dawejko 239vs. Edwin Ranquillo 229 …
The bout between heavyweights Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Johnathon Banks slated for July 14 on HBO is off. Golden Boy announced the fight yesterday, but today it was revealed that Mitchell had suffered a hand injury in his win over Chazz Witherspoon and will not be ready. The bout was slated to be the main support for the clash between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia for Garcia’s WBC 140lb belt, which takes place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The bout between heavyweights Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Johnathon Banks slated for July 14 on HBO is off. Golden Boy …
By Boxing Bob Newman
Moments ago during a special purse bid session at the 29th IBF convention in Honolulu, HI, Gary Shaw Promotions out bid Golden Boy Promotions to win the right to promote the IBF featherweight eliminator. IBF #3 feather Luis Franco will battle IBF #12 Gary Russell Jr. for the right to face IBF champ Billy “The Kid” Dib of Australia. The winning bid by GSP was $222,000 to $186,000 from GBP. Luis “La Estrella” Franco is 11-0 , 7 KOs, while Gary “Mr.” Russell Jr. is 19-0, 11 KOs. IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker presided.
By Boxing Bob Newman Moments ago during a special purse bid session at the 29th IBF convention in Honolulu, HI, …
Miguel Del Valle 108 vs. Israel Vázquez 109
Antonio Salgado 126 vs. Kenneth Rivera 124
Rafael Márquez 135 vs. Jesús Pastrana 134
Luis Díaz 110 vs. Waldemar Pagán 110
Jesús Soler 109 vs. Gustavo Ortiz 110
Nelson Casanova 133 vs. Jeffrey Ramos 136
Jason Agosto 115 vs. Emmanuel Rodríguez 114
José Santiago 131 vs. José Cortés 128
Venue: Cancha Mario Jiménez, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best in association with Top Rank
TV: WAPA America
Miguel Del Valle 108 vs. Israel Vázquez 109 Antonio Salgado 126 vs. Kenneth Rivera 124 Rafael Márquez 135 vs. Jesús …
By Boxing Bob Newman
Fightnews.com speaks to the IBF’s second ever super middleweight champion Chong Pal Park, who made the trip over to the IBF Convention in Hawaii from his native South Korea.
By Boxing Bob Newman Fightnews.com speaks to the IBF’s second ever super middleweight champion Chong Pal Park, who made the …
Unbeaten jr welterweight Denis Shafikov (29-0-1, 17) of Russia defeated Cuban-born and Italy based Brunet Zamora (22-1-2, 10 KOs) moments ago at at the Ufa Arena, in Ufa, Russia. Shafikov controlled the bout for the most part with movement and sharp punching. Zamora had some moments as well landing some heavy shots particuarly in round 9. In the end the official judges scorecards all read in favor of Shafikov by unanimous decision by the scores of 117-111, 117-112, and 117-113. The bout was a rematch from their closely contested draw from October 2010 in Russia. Shafikov picked up the EBU (European) light welterweight title with this victory. Oleg Bogdanov (Trinity Promotion) promoted the event.
Unbeaten jr welterweight Denis Shafikov (29-0-1, 17) of Russia defeated Cuban-born and Italy based Brunet Zamora (22-1-2, 10 KOs) moments …
With 20 students heading to Southern California next Tuesday for the start of Fight Promoter University, the four day intensive learning experience will take on a real international and diverse look. FPU founder and promoter Roy Englebrecht reports that students are coming from as far away as Brisbane, Australia and Mexico City, as well as nine states. And FPU VIII students will range in age from 18 to 57 years of age, and will also include two women. Applications are still being accepted for FPU VIII, June 5th thru 8th, and for additional information and an application go to www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.
With 20 students heading to Southern California next Tuesday for the start of Fight Promoter University, the four day intensive …
Those were the words Johnny Tapia never failed to yell into the camera, in between the rounds of his countless TV fights.
That and “I love you, Grandma, Grampa.”
Those two sentences said more about the man than his 162 amateur bouts (150-12), two National Golden Gloves titles, 66 pro fights (59-5-2, 30 KOs), 473 rounds, innumerable minor belts and no less than five bonafide world championships during a career dating back to 1981 . . . Click here for full story and photos
“Albuquerque, I’m still your hometown champion . . . .” Those were the words Johnny Tapia never failed to yell …
You Pick The TUF Live Finale Walkout Music: TUF contestants picked their two favorite walkout songs and now we are giving you a chance to pick which one they hear before they hit the Octagon this Friday, June 1st on FX. Listen, vote & tune-in Friday to hear your picks!
$25,000 Is Up For Grabs – And You Decide Who Deserves It: As the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Live comes to a close, we look back at the best moments over the last three months. Submit your votes for best fight, submission & KO of the season.
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You Pick The TUF Live Finale Walkout Music: TUF contestants picked their two favorite walkout songs and now we are …
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) has declared himself ready for his June 9 showdown with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0,12KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs. Bradley will be for Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight title. The Pacman continued his preparation Wednesday as he worked out for the media in a crowded Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. “Training camp is good and I am ready,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com.
The eight-time and current world champion was mobbed by photographers and videographers as he arrived to the Wild Card Gym. “I believe Bradley is hungry to win this fight and I am sure he has trained hard for this fight,” Pacquiao boxing writers inside a stuffy dressing room that had everyone inside sweating. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) has declared himself ready for his June 9 showdown …
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Bangkok Gurentai
ABCO #6 super feather Pharanpetch Tor Buamas (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively captured the WBC Asia 130lb interim title when he stopped ABCO #12 Eddy Comaro (24-14-4, 9 KOs) on Wednesday at Town Hall of Kaengkhor in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. After a close affair in the first three rounds, the Thai fighter landed a vicious and well-time right hook which destroyed the Indonesian for a full ten-count at 2:42 of round four.
In other action, ABCO #12 superbantam Hendry Barongsay (reportedly 12-16-3) stopped ABCO #9 Tabthong Tor Buamas (12-2, 10 KOs) to capture the vacant ABCO Continental 122lb title. This was also an exciting bout as both fighters exchanged punches most of the action and the score announcement after round eight was 77-75,77-75,78-75 for the Thai fighter. In round nine, Tabthong seemed tired, so Indonesian Barongsay speeded his assault and finally he shocked the local crowd by displaying a one-sided attack which forced referee to stop the bout at 2:44 of round nine. (more…)
By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Bangkok Gurentai ABCO #6 super feather Pharanpetch Tor Buamas (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively captured the WBC …
Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman
Day two of the 29th annual IBF convention got underway on Wednesday with a tour of one of the most emotional and recognizable memorials, one associated forever with the state of Hawai’i – Pearl Harbor. In a blow that struck worse than any knockout punch thrown by a boxer in the ring, Japanese pilots crippled the U.S. naval fleet with a surprise attack on December 7, 1941, a day that then president Franklin Roosevelt declared “Will live in infamy.” Over 150 IBF delegates took in the moving day-long tour.
First off was the visit to the sight where the U.S.S. Arizona still lies in the harbor, along with over 1000 sailors still on board, beneath the waters of the harbor. Even the most hardened fight fans and boxing officials, couldn’t help being moved to tears either during the movie footage viewed in the theater in the memorial park, or especially standing within the memorial itself, straddling the sunken hulk of the battleship. (more…)
Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman Day two of the 29th annual IBF convention got underway on Wednesday with …
Gary Shaw Productions, Sturm Box Promotion, Grange Old School Boxing and UFA Sports have announced a world title unification bout featuring IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (27-1, 15 KOs) and WBA Super World champ, Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs). The 12-round 160-pound main event will take place in Germany on Sept. 1, 2012, at a location to be announced, with television network SAT1 broadcasting the event to millions around the world.
Said Promoter Gary Shaw, “This event is what boxing is all about. When you get two world champions agreeing to fight each other with no hesitation, you know the fans are going to be witnessing an unbelievable bout. Both guys are hungry to keep their titles and they’re going to leave everything in the ring. Words can’t describe how excited I am about this event. Geale and Sturm are true warriors who are going to “Bring It” come fight night. It’s going to be an incredible night of boxing. The true winners will be the fans. (more…)
Gary Shaw Productions, Sturm Box Promotion, Grange Old School Boxing and UFA Sports have announced a world title unification bout …
It was officially announced today that former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan meets undefeated WBC super lightweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia on July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in a fight televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. It was also confirmed that undefeated heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) will face once-beaten Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round co-feature.
It was officially announced today that former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan meets undefeated WBC super lightweight world …
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
Though he has lived in Los Angeles since 1992, famed trainer Freddie Roach has never been to Dodger Stadium until tonight. Roach threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers game on Wednesday night. Freddie is currently training Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated jr. welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Though he has lived in Los Angeles since 1992, famed trainer Freddie Roach has never been …
Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. Peltz verified that the tickets were sold out for the event being held at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. Peltz says fans can expect to tune in Friday to see two REAL fights. In the main event, Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) takes on Sechew Powell (26-4, 15 KOs) for the WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title.
Words were exchanged as Powell volunteered to hold the WBO belt for the photo opp. Rosado assured the crowd that he would be the one holding the campionship belt come Friday night. A verbal scuffle ensued. Co-promoter, Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, expressed gratutude that the fighters waited until Friday night to exchange blows.
In the co-feature, Ronald Cruz (16-0, 12 KOs) is facing a lot of pressure by fighting in front of a home town crowd against road warrior Prenice Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs), who is one win away from the top 15. This is the only televised boxing card scheduled on Friday night.
Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Happy Birthday to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman! The leader of the WBC turns 81 today. He became the president of the sanctioning organization in 1975 and is responsible for numerous reforms in boxing including reducing the length of world title fights from 15 to 12 rounds, gaving weigh-ins 24 hours before the fight, open scoring after the fourth and eighth rounds, the use of instant replay video among others. He says there are still things he wants to accomplish in boxing, such as a retirement fund and the World Cup of Boxing event. Sulaiman was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on June 10, 2006.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Happy Birthday to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman! The leader of the WBC turns 81 …
In a rematch from their closely contest bout from October 2010 in Russia, Denis Shafikov (28-0-1, 17) of Russia will again face Cuban-born Brunet Zamora (22-0-2, 10 KOs) but based out of Italy tomorrow at the Ufa Arena, in Ufa, Russia with Oleg Bogdanov (Trinity Promotion) promoting. The match like the first time around will be scheduled for 12 rounds and this time for the EBU (European) light welterweight title. Today both fighters easily made the maximum weight allowed of 140 pounds. Shafikov at 137.6 and Zamora at 136.9.
In a rematch from their closely contest bout from October 2010 in Russia, Denis Shafikov (28-0-1, 17) of Russia will …
Former world champion Paul Williams did a short interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA-TV. “[Doctors] told me there’s a very slight chance of walking, because the spine was, like, crushed, or whatever,” he told WXIA-TV. “I should be able to sit up on my own. But as far as me walking, and all that, it’s all on me. I’m going to be walking, I know that. That’s how I feel.”
In related news, The Marietta Police Department issued a statement saying that Williams was driving a modified sport motorcycle at a high rate of speed and was “travelling too fast for conditions….Charges are pending at this time, however this case remains under investigation.”
Former world champion Paul Williams did a short interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA-TV. “[Doctors] told me there’s a very …
Don King returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a “Viva Don King II” boxing event on Saturday, June 23 that will feature three heavyweight fights and local Cuban favorites Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez and undefeated Angelo “La Cobra” Santana.
NABF #1-ranked heavyweight, and former U.S. amateur champion, Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-2, 15 KOs), from Hartford, Conn., and former No. 1-ranked heavyweight and current NABF No. 11-ranked contender DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs) will vie for the vacant NABF crown in the main event scheduled for 12 rounds. Additional heavyweight attractions include the return to Hard Rock Live of former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (34-5, 27 KOs), who won a unanimous decision over James “Lights Out” Toney at the venue in 2007, and highly touted WBA #14-ranked contender Oleg Platov (29-1, 23 KOs). Both will face opponents to be named. (more…)
Don King returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a “Viva …
The city and local boxing scene of Albuquerque, N.M., continues to mourn the death of its “hometown champion,” Johnny Tapia. Team Tapia has opened up their doors 24/7 for anyone wishing to stop by the gym to pay respects and share memories of the fallen fighter. Though funeral services are not yet final, a memorial has been set for Albuquerque’s largest venue, The Pit at UNM, for Sunday night, June 3. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a public viewing will begin at 6:30 to 7:45, followed by an 8 p.m. memorial service. The Tapia team and family request fans and friends to “Please come and celebrate Johnny’s life and remember who Johnny truly was: a loving and caring person who represented Albuquerque and boxing to the fullest.. God bless all of you and thank you everyone for your support.” For updates on the memorial service, call 505-221-5694. – Chris Cozzone. Photo by Jose Leon Castillo
The city and local boxing scene of Albuquerque, N.M., continues to mourn the death of its “hometown champion,” Johnny Tapia. …
Mads Larsen (51-3, 38 KOs) and Luke Blackledge (9-0, 3 KOs) today faced the press in Copenhagen before travelling on to Herning where they will collide at the Nordic Fight Night on Saturday. Promoter Nisse Sauerland is thrilled to see the “Golden Boy” back in the ring. “It´s great to have Mads back in action,” he said. “Our German coaches and his training partners in Berlin have all been full of praise for him. I can see why – he looks in great shape and I am sure he will take care of business against Blackledge on Saturday. If he wins, there will be a lot of interesting options, but first things first – a victory over Blackledge is a must.” (more…)
Mads Larsen (51-3, 38 KOs) and Luke Blackledge (9-0, 3 KOs) today faced the press in Copenhagen before travelling on …
Jr. bantamweight David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will face Raul Hidalgo (17-6, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in another classic matchup between Puerto Rico and Mexico scheduled for twelve rounds with the vacant WBO Latin title at stake on June 15 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout will headline a Boxeo Telemundo telecast.
Also in action are local prospects Luis “Cuatito” Torres of Kissimmee, FL via Mexico, Roger Rosa of Oviedo, FL via Brazil, Angel Martinez of Miami, FL via Puerto Rico and Federico Vega of Kissimmee, FL.
Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:30 PM. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. The Quijano-Hidalgo bout is in association with PR Best Boxing. Tickets are already on sale from only $15.00 at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412.
Jr. bantamweight David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will face Raul Hidalgo (17-6, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Team Freitas
Everything is ready at the Conrad Casino and Resort in Punta del Este, Uruguay for Saturday’s clash between the last great figure of Brazilian boxing Arcelino “Popo” Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) in his retirement fight against new Brazilian hero Michael Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs). The 36-year-old Freitas, a former super featherweight and lightweight world champion with 15 world title fights, is returning as a middleweight after five years out of the ring. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds and Freitas has vowed to knock out the 14-years-younger Oliveira for trying to make a name for himself at Popo’s expense. Freitas is now a Brazilian congressman.
By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Team Freitas Everything is ready at the Conrad Casino and Resort in Punta del Este, …
WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, June 2, in the 105 and 108 pounds world title bouts to be held in Mexico and Philippines.
For WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) first defense against #11 ranked Julio Cesar Felix (17-3, 7 KOs), the referee will be Russell Mora, from United States. The judges are Fabricio Lopez and Victor Salomon, from Mexico, and Raul Caiz Jr., from United States. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Rafael Lopez Santos.
For the fight between jr flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (33-1-3, 16 KOs) and #7 ranked Felipe Salguero (16-2-1, 9 KOs) the referee will be Raul Caiz Sr., from United States. The judges for the Nietes-Salguero bout, are Salven Lagumbay, Muhammad Rois and Sawaeng Thaweekoon. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.
WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, June 2, in the …
Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (14-0, 8 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time in 9 months on June 2nd in a ten round welterweight bout against Dominican native Franklin Gonzalez (15-9, 10 KOs) at the Aviator Sports Complex in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.
Ali, the first and only Arab-American boxer to represent the United States in the Olympics and the first New Yorker since former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe to qualify for an Olympic team, will add another first to his resume on June 2nd, as the Bedford-Stuyvesant prospect will debut as a promoter on his own card. (more…)
Story by Mariano A. Agmi Photos by Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (14-0, 8 KOs) returns to the …
It was the chocolate.
Specifically, the Hershey Kisses that rained over those in attendance at ringside.
That’s when it became clear that the fighter celebrating in the ring could be something special.
Of course, it was initially obvious that something special was happening by the skills displayed in the recently concluded fight.
But in the moments after his numerous victories in New York City, when middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin would dig deep into a big bag of chocolates to disperse to the audience, it became apparent that Quillin had the potential to be something besides just another talented fighter. (more…)
Story by Matt Richardson Photos by Chris Cozzone It was the chocolate. Specifically, the Hershey Kisses that rained over those …
By Boxing Bob Newman
The 29th Annual IBF Convention officially kicked off Tuesday night in Honolulu, Hawai’i. A cocktail reception got things underway on the Rainbow Patio of the host hotel Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach. IBF President Darryl Peoples welcomed ring officials, promoters and delegates from around the world as the governing body commences it’s thirtieth year of existence. Delegates began descending upen the tropical paradise during the last two days for meetings, ring officials seminar, medical seminar, and more. Later today will be a guided tour of Pearl Harbor and an evening “Meet the Champs” reception. Stay tuned for daily reports and photos. (more…)
By Boxing Bob Newman The 29th Annual IBF Convention officially kicked off Tuesday night in Honolulu, Hawai’i. A cocktail reception …