Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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UFC

The Blueprint: Henderson vs. Edgar II

On February 26, 2012, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a spirited affair that earned him a fat bonus check for Fight of the Night honors and, more importantly, a shiny gold trinket also known as the UFC lightweight championship belt . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

On February 26, 2012, Benson Henderson defeated Frankie Edgar in a spirited affair that earned him a fat bonus check …


Boxing News

Kessler extends contract with Team Sauerland

Three-time world champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) has signed an early contract extension with Team Sauerland until 2014. “I look forward to continuing our successful cooperation,” Kessler said. “It has been great to work with Wilfried, Kalle and Nisse Sauerland. I owe it to my fantastic fans to prove myself against the world´s best boxers and thanks to Team Sauerland, I can do just that. They have big plans for me and that suits me well.” (more…)

Three-time world champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) has signed an early contract extension with Team Sauerland until 2014. “I …



Boxing News

Full Steam Ahead for Stieglitz

Photos: Eroll Popova

Over the weekend, WBO champion Robert Stieglitz opened his his training in a boxing gym located on “The Brocken,” the highest peak in Northern Germany. Under SES trainer Dirk Dzemski, Stieglitz will enter the intensive phase of his preparation for his world title defense against Arthur Abraham on August 25at the O2-World Arena in Berlin.

Stielitz didn’t have far to travel as the mountain is located just outside his front door. SES made special arrangements with HSB (Harz Light Railway) to dedicated a steam locomotive to the champion with with the theme of “On to Berlin” placed on the front. The trains runs up to the Broken Plateau, located at an altitude of 3,691 feet where a boxing gym has been established in the Brocken Hotel for some special and historic “altitude training.” (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova Over the weekend, WBO champion Robert Stieglitz opened his his training in a boxing gym located on …


Boxing News

Gabriel Campillo roadwork

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Ricardo Conde

Former light heavyweight champion Gabriel ‘Chico Guapo’ Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs) of Spain, but now residing in Oxnard, California, continues his preparation as he takes on undefeated Sergey Kovalev (18-0-1, 16 KOs) on Friday September 21st in a 10-round bout on the NBC Sports Network Fight Night Boxing Series live from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which is being presented by Main Events along with Peltz Boxing and Sampson Boxing.

Also in action that night will be welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-0, 12 KOs) taking on Antwone ‘The Truth’ Smith (21-4-1, 12 KOs) for the WBC Continental Americas welterweight title, as well as junior middleweight Gabriel ‘King’ Rosado (20-5, 12 KOs) facing Charles ‘Killa’ Whittaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) to determine the mandatory challenger to face IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K9’ Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs). (more…)

By Ricardo Conde Photos: Ricardo Conde Former light heavyweight champion Gabriel ‘Chico Guapo’ Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs) of Spain, but …




Boxing News

New “Battle at the Boat” headliner

Lightweights Jose “Loco” Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) have replaced the Juan Garcia-John Jackson bout as the main event for “Battle at the Boat 88” on August 18 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. The original headliner was scrapped due to undisclosed unforeseen circumstances. “Strange things take place in this sport, but as you know, everything happens for a reason,” stated promoter Brian Halquist, CEO of Halquist Productions. “I love the new main event and this is going to be a slugfest. Both men fought top-notch opposition and are eager to make a statement. For some reason, almost all of the replacement fights on my card turned out to be better than the original one was expected to be.” The Hernandez-Jackson bout is set for ten rounds. (more…)

Lightweights Jose “Loco” Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) have replaced the Juan Garcia-John Jackson bout …


UFC

UFC on FOX 4 musings

Lyoto Machida earned another crack at the light heavyweight crown with his amazing second-round knockout win over Ryan Bader. But it is far from certain that his title fight will come against current champion Jon Jones . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Lyoto Machida earned another crack at the light heavyweight crown with his amazing second-round knockout win over Ryan Bader. But …


Boxing News

Shaw inks Peruvian star Maicelo

Gary Shaw Productions has announced the signing of undefeated lightweight standout, Jonathan “The Predator” Maicelo (17-0, 10 KOs) of Callao, Peru. Having captured the WBC Latino and WBA Fedecentro lightweight titles, Maicelo is the first Peruvian boxer to ever enter the world rankings. “Maicelo is a huge star in his native land of Peru,” said Gary Shaw. “His tantalizing fighting style is what brings large crowds, amassing 15,000 people to come see him fight. He had an outstanding amateur career where he medaled in many international tournaments. He’s a tremendous fighter with a ton of charisma.”

“In his last fight at the Chumash Casino last month, he destroyed the always rugged Daniel Attah in three rounds. We want to showcase his talents here in the United States and he’ll make a quick return to the ring this Friday at the Morongo Casino on the undercard of Darley Perez vs. Bahodir Mamadjonov which will air on ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights.”

Gary Shaw Productions has announced the signing of undefeated lightweight standout, Jonathan “The Predator” Maicelo (17-0, 10 KOs) of Callao, …


Boxing News

Adamek-Walker on WealthTV

Main Events and Ziggy Promotions announced today that WealthTV has secured the live US television rights for the upcoming heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (46-2-0) and Travis “Freight Train” Walker (39-7-1) for the IBF North American heavyweight title. The fight will originate in front of Adamek’s rabid fans at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. This will be Adamek’s ninth appearance at the “Pru Center.”

Main Events and Ziggy Promotions announced today that WealthTV has secured the live US television rights for the upcoming heavyweight …



Boxing News

Sanchez-Leyva collide Aug 25

Fresh off of his nationally-televised knockout win over Artemio Reyes in April, 21-year-old welterweight prospect Alan Sanchez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) returns home to Fairfield, Calif. on Saturday, August 25 to headline the “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” card to face veteran Manuel Leyva (21-7, 12 KOs) in a 10 round battle at the Fairfield Sports Center. In the co-feature, Fairfield’s Manuel “Tino” Avila (8-0, 2 KOs) takes on Vicente Alfaro (5-1, 1 KO) in a six round junior featherweight fight. The card is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin Productions in association with Paco Presents.

Fresh off of his nationally-televised knockout win over Artemio Reyes in April, 21-year-old welterweight prospect Alan Sanchez (10-2-1, 4 KOs) …


Boxing News

Rosado-Whittaker IBF eliminator on Sept 21

Junior middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Charles Whittaker will battle for the #1 spot in the IBF rankings on September 21 at the Event Center of the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in Bethlehem, PA. The Rosado-Whittaker bout has been added to the NBC Sports Network Fight Series card, which already includes: light-heavyweights Gabriel Campillo against Sergey Kovalev in a ten-rounder and welterweights Ronald Cruz against Antwone Smith, scehduled for twelve. Main Events, which is promoting the Sept. 21 card with Peltz Boxing and Sampson Boxing, won a purse bid on July 26 for the right to promote Rosado vs. Whittaker and added the match to the Sept. 21 card. The winner of the Rosado-Whittaker fight will become the mandatory challenger for IBF world champion Cornelius Bundrage.

Junior middleweights Gabriel Rosado and Charles Whittaker will battle for the #1 spot in the IBF rankings on September 21 …


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IBF orders Brook-Saldivia

The IBF have ordered Kell Brook to face Hector Saldivia on October 20 in a final eliminator for the mandatory position for the welterweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England. Brook maintained his unbeaten record with a hard fought win over Carson Jones in July and the Sheffield star is already back in training as he prepares for his biggest night yet against the dangerous Argentine with 32 KOs in his 41 wins. The winner of the clash will become the mandatory challenger for the title, which Randall Bailey defends against Devon Alexander in Texas on September 22.

The IBF have ordered Kell Brook to face Hector Saldivia on October 20 in a final eliminator for the mandatory …


Boxing News

USA women lock in two Olympic medals

USA female flyweight Marlen Esparza ans USA female middleweight Claressa Shields won in their debuts at the 2012 Olympic Games on Monday and by virtue of first round byes both are already guaranteed at least a bronze medals. Meanwhile, reinstated USA welterweight Errol Spence (Desoto, Texas) will compete in his quarterfinal contest on Tuesday at 10 p.m. London time (5 p.m. ET), in a bout with Russia’s Andrey Zamkovoy. Spence received a second life following a successful U.S. protest of his bout with India’s Krishan Vikas. (more…)

USA female flyweight Marlen Esparza ans USA female middleweight Claressa Shields won in their debuts at the 2012 Olympic Games …



Boxing News

O’Connor returns August 12

Jr welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (17-1, 5 KOs) will make history August 12 when he headlines the first professional boxing event at famed Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. Gillette Stadium is home to the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer’s New England Revolution. O’Connor is slated to take on James Ventry (7-15-1, 4 KOs) in the eight-round main event of a three-bout card that will take place following an MLS match between the New England Revolution and Montreal Impact. mmediately after the conclusion of the soccer game, a ring will be set-up in the end zone behind the Revolution’s goal. The Revs average between 12,000-15,000 fans per game.

Jr welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (17-1, 5 KOs) will make history August 12 when he headlines the first professional boxing …


Boxing Result

Results from Canyonville, Oregon

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

Saturday night Patrick Ortiz and Ringside Ticket Promotions put on eight great bouts which thrilled the 1,500 fans at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon with back and forth action, sensational power displays, and a chance to see two legitimate prospects in competitive fights. In the main event, unbeaten super middleweight Mike Gavronski (10-0-1, 8 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over against Kevin Hand (3-3, 3 KOs) for the Pacific Northwest Association title. (more…)

By Sam DiTusa at ringside Saturday night Patrick Ortiz and Ringside Ticket Promotions put on eight great bouts which thrilled …


Announcement

Minnesota BHOF Announces Class of 2012

The Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame has announced their official class of 2012. The 2012 inductees include featherweight champion Oscar Gardner, light heavyweight Jimmy Delaney, legendary heavyweight, Billy Miske, heavyweight Jim Beattie Lee Savold, middleweight Jerry Slavin, heavyweight Jim Beattie, writer Dick Cullum, plus ring official Denny Nelson. (more…)

The Minnesota Boxing Hall of Fame has announced their official class of 2012. The 2012 inductees include featherweight champion Oscar …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Wilder vs. Manswell

Ringside report and gallery by Scott Foster

Deontay Wilder: “I’m not looking for a payday. I’m the type of fighter who says, ‘you think you are the best? Well, I think I’m the best. Lets see.’ I fight for the pride and the glory.”

After Deontay Wilder’s [24-0 w/24ko] initial opponent Kelvin Price withdrew due to a rib injury, Trinidad and Tobago’s Kertson “Warrior” Manswell [22-6 w/17ko] not only accepted the challenge on late notice, but issued a theatrical tirade during the pre-fight press conference, threatening to “Kill and Bury” Wilder in his native Caribbean soil. But after less than 3 minutes inside the Mobile Civic Center Arena Expo Hall, the only thing soiled was Kertson Manswell’s reputation as a reliable prognosticator . . . Click here for more

Ringside report and gallery by Scott Foster Deontay Wilder: “I’m not looking for a payday. I’m the type of fighter …



UFC

UFC 150: One Epic Rematch!

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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

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Boxing News

Hyland headlines in Rochester

By Bob Caico

Novice promoter and New York’s first licensed Latino female boxing promoter, Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons, has put together a seven-bout card in her native Rochester, NY. Vazquez-Simmons’ Pretty Girl Productions, LLC will stage their first ever card Wednesday at Shalen’s Stadium (home of the professional soccer Rochester Rhinos).

The main event will feature Ireland’s undefeated featherweight, Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland (26-0) against Carlos Fulgencio (19-7-1) of the Dominican Republic. Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi, commonly known as “Snooki” of New York City, manages Hyland. Hyland will be making his sixth start on United States soil and third straight here this year since relocating to Newburgh, NY. (more…)

By Bob Caico Novice promoter and New York’s first licensed Latino female boxing promoter, Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons, has put together a …


Boxing News

Q&A Lovemore Ndou

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 140 champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews about Saul Alvarez and his chances of defeating Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather also if Kell Brook will become world champion. Ndou has taken Alvarez and Cotto the distance and worked for several weeks as a sparring partner with Floyd Mayweather. Ndou will clash with former world IBF champion Gairy St Claire on Friday over twelve rounds on the Gold Coast of Queensland , Australia in a nationally televised promotion.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former IBF 140 champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews about Saul Alvarez and …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Chester, PA

On Friday night September 14th, a night of professional boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman. In the main event, exciting Lightweight Victor Vasquez (15-6=1, 7 KOs) will see action in a ten round bout against an opponent to be named. In a six round co-feature, Tony Ferrante of Philadelphia (12-4, 7 KOs) will take part in a six round Cruiserweight bout. In a six round Jr. Welterweight bout, Julio Dejesus (5-3-2, 3 KOs) of Chester, PA will take on an opponent to be named. In a six round Welterweight bout, Emanuel Taylor (14-1, 10 KOs) of Edgewood Arsenel, Maryland takes on an opponent to be named.

On Friday night September 14th, a night of professional boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA promoted by Joey Eye …


Boxing Result

Holmes outpoints Winslow

By Julian Burgower at ringside

Washington DC’s latest boxing event at the Renaissance Hotel solidified the current resurgence of the National Capital Regions’ stake of producing a hotbed of local talent. Recent success has included top-flight names such as Heavyweight hopeful Seth Mitchell, former Junior Welterweight Champion Lamont Peterson and brother Anthony, and most impressively 2008 Olympian Gary Russell Jr. The card brought a taste of Vegas to the event, complete with an Elvis impersonator greeting the fans ringside. Elvis’s presence in the building was fitting as nearly half of the participating warriors ended their night “All Shook Up,” with five first-round knockouts posted in a scheduled seven-bout card.

Heavyweight Donnell Holmes, 34-2-2 (29), posted a workman-like six-round decision victory over veteran opponent Maurice Winslow, 3-17-1 (3) in the main event, which unfortunately was anti-climatic after the string of knockouts made each act tougher to follow than the last. (more…)

By Julian Burgower at ringside Washington DC’s latest boxing event at the Renaissance Hotel solidified the current resurgence of the …


Boxing News

Olympic Boxing: Day Nine

Day nine of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCeL Arena hosted the action once again with the Men’s Bantamweight (56kg) and Heavyweight (91kg) quarter-finals taking place in the evening session before a capacity crowd. Earlier in the day, Olympic history was re-written as women’s boxing made its long-awaited debut at the Games in a watershed moment for the sport. The world was introduced to the three Women’s weight categories, Flyweight (51kg), Lightweight (60kg) and Middleweight (75kg). (more…)

Day nine of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the ExCeL Arena hosted the action once again with …


Boxing News

Spadafora returns August 18

Undefeated former IBF/IBC world champion Paul Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) faces former IBF world title challenger and WBA Fedecentro champion Wilfredo “El Flaco” Negron (26-15-1, 19 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will headline at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, WV on August 18th presented by Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions.

The co-feature is a 12 Round NABA-US heavyweight title bout between Brian “The Beast” Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) and “Lightning” Mike Sheppard (20-13-1, 9 KOs). Also on the card is cruiserweight Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (20-2-2, 7 KOs) vs. Justin “The Lumberjack” Howes (13-3, 11 KOs), middleweight prospect Dante Moore (7-0-2, 4 KOs) vs. Mustafah Johnson (8-13-1, 2 KOs) as well as matchups involving junior welterweight Billy “Hutch” Hutchinson and more to be announced.

Ticket prices are $100, $50, $35 and $25. Tickets can be purchased at Mountaineer Casino’s Players Club in person or by calling the Players Club at 1-800-804-0468 Ext: 8297.

Undefeated former IBF/IBC world champion Paul Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) faces former IBF world title challenger and WBA Fedecentro champion …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Casimero vs. Guevara

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

Three important Mexican promoters, led by Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino in association with Promociones del Pueblo and HG Boxing, joined forces on Saturday night to present “Furia en Mazatlan (Fury in Mazatlan)” where IBF junior flyweight John Riel Casimero (17-2, 10 KOs) successfully defended his title against hometown hero Pedro Guevara (18-1-1, 13 KOs) by very close spit decision. The main event topped off a successful event held at the modern Mazatlan Convention Center in Mazatlan, Mexico, and televised live in Mexico by Televisa.

Casimero captured the title earlier this year by defeating Luis Lazarte in Argentina via 10th round TKO and now the world traveling Filipino from Cebu found his way to Mazatlan to defend it for the first time versus the IBF #4 ranked Guevara who was coming off an impressive performance versus Jose Guadalupe Martinez last May where he defended his NABF title for the second time. (more…)

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon Three important Mexican promoters, led by Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino in association …


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Report/gallery: Magdaleno vs. Davis

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Diego Magdaleno was told by Bob Arum and Top Rank that 2012 would be his year and after his performance on Saturday night, it looks like they were right. Fighting in his backyard at the Texas Station Hotel & Casino, the NABF Super Featherweight champion pleased the hometown crowd with a dominating performance that was punctuated with a 4th round TKO stoppage of Antonio Davis.

With the victory, Magdaleno put himself in position to fight for a world title by the end of 2012 — perhaps on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao’s November fight in Las Vegas. Based on his performance, it’s a title shot well earned. (more…)

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com Diego Magdaleno was told by …


UFC

UFC on FOX: Post-fight presser

Watch the post-fight press conference from the Staples Center in Los Angeles . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 150: Henderson vs. Edgar II is LIVE on Pay-Per-View August 11 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 150 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

Watch the post-fight press conference from the Staples Center in Los Angeles . . . Click here for more on …


Boxing Result

Wilder destroys Manswell; Velez and Salita triumph

Photos: Scott Foster

2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder made it 24 knockouts in 24 fights with a first round destruction of Kertson “Warrior” Manswell (22-6, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Mobile Civic Center Expo Hall in Mobile, Alabama. Wilder dropped Manswell three times in round one and the bout was waved off after 2:10.

Junior middleweight Dmitriy Salita (34-1-1, 18 KOs) battered veteran Roberto Valenzuela (65-63-2, 54 KOs) dropping him in round three and getting a TKO stoppage in round four. Salita is chasing an all-Brooklyn showdown with WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi.

Unbeaten featherweight Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (19-0, 14 KOs), the latest phenom to emerge from the boxing rich island of Puerto Rico, scored a spectacular sixth round KO over journeyman Leivi Brea (18-10-3, 9 KOs). (more…)

Photos: Scott Foster 2008 United States Olympic Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder made it 24 knockouts in 24 fights with a …


Boxing Result

Casimero retains IBF jr flyweight belt

By Felipe Leon at ringside
Photos: Felipe Leon

After twelve close and hard fought rounds, IBF junior flyweight champion John Riel Casimero (17-2, 10KOs) retained his title versus hometown hero Pedro Guevara (18-1-1, 13KOs) with a split decision on Saturday night at the Mazatlan Convention Center in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. After surviving a first round flash knockdown, Guevara fought himself back into the fight with good boxing skills but Casimero was able to score with a one punch at a time attack. Casimero was the aggressor as he pushed Guevara to the perimeter of the round as he tried to box. Guevara was able to tighten it up at the end but Casimero took the decision with scores of 116-111 and 114-113 while one judge saw it for Guevara 114-113.

In quite possibly the best fight of the night, Mexican Arturo Santos (12-2, 4KOs) took a controversial unanimous decision over Khabir Suleymanov (13-3, 6KOs) for the vacant WBF super bantamweight title. Suleymanov took the early rounds despite a cut over his left eye. Santos warmed up in the middle and both went to war to close out the fight. Suleymanov was deducted two points, one in the sixth and another in the tenth. At the end, all three judges saw it a much to wide 116-110.

Flyweight WBF female champion Irma “Guerita” Sanchez (24-5-1, 7KOs) retained her title over the tough as nails Sharon Gaines (11-14-1, 3KOs) of Las Vega, NV. Sanchez of Guadalajara, Mexico, made it her fight by pushing the action on the inside. Gaines tried to box but Sanchez was to strong and was able to hurt Gaines a couple times in the ten round fight. Scores were 99-91 twice and 98-92. (more…)

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Felipe Leon After twelve close and hard fought rounds, IBF junior flyweight champion John …


Boxing News

Magdaleno stops Davis in four

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

Unbeaten NABF super featherweight champion Diego Magdaleno (23-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over multi-time world title challenger Antonio Davis (29-7, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. Magdaleno, rated #2 in the WBC, #2 by the WBA, #4 by the WBO and #7 by the IBF, launched a non-stop barrage of punches that got the stoppage from referee Joe Cortez just as round four ended. Official time was 2:59.

In a battle of unbeaten welterweights, hot prospect Jose Benevidez, Jr. (16-0, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Javier Loya (7-1, 6 KOs). Referee Tony Weeks jumped in to protect Loya who was being battered on the ropes. Time was 1:41.

Notre Dame’s Mike Lee (10-0, 6 KOs) continued his unbeaten campaign with a stellar 2nd round TKO over unheralded Tyler Seever (13-12, 11 KOs). After a brief feeling out period in the first frame, “The Fighting Pride of the Irish” turned up the heat and dropped Seever with a chopping right hand in the second round. Smelling blood in the water, Lee pursued his still dazed opponent and leveled him with a 1-2 combination that dropped Seever hard to the canvas. Referee Russell Mora immediately called the fight at the 1:36 mark. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Unbeaten NABF super featherweight champion …


Boxing Result

Barthelemy DQ’d after biting Brewer in the neck

Report and photo by Jose E. Santiago

Former Contender series star Grady Brewer (30-14, 16 KOs) won by fifth round disqualification over Giorbis Barthelemy (25-10-2, 10 KOs) in a bout for the IBO Inter-Continental jr. middleweight title on Saturday night at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. After a quick start by Barthelemy in the first two rounds, he capitalized his success with a straight left that dropped Grady in the third. Grady responded well to being dropped by increasing his aggressiveness. In the fourth is when things got weird. As Grady moved forward trying to land haymakers Barthelemy used an illegal hand swipe to Grady’s legs that dropped the Contender series champ. After getting deducted a point for his illegal tactic in the fourth Bathelemy, it only went downhill from there. In the fifth, during a clinch, Barthelemy locked into Grady’s neck with a vicious bite. After realizing the transaction referee Brian Stutts immediately disqualified Barthelemy.

Report and photo by Jose E. Santiago Former Contender series star Grady Brewer (30-14, 16 KOs) won by fifth round …


UFC

UFC on FOX: Shogun Rua stops Vera in war

Former UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had to dig deep Saturday night at STAPLES Center to hold off the most resilient and determined Brandon Vera fans have ever seen. The result: A fourth round TKO victory for Shogun that kept him in the light heavyweight title picture. It was yet another dramatic war for the Brazilian standout, who waged one of the sport’s all-time classics last year during a five-round nail-biter with Dan Henderson . . . Click here for more on UFC.com

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Former UFC champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua had to dig deep Saturday night at STAPLES Center to hold off the most …


Boxing Result

Shimoda defeats Betos

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA super-bantam champ, WBC#5/WBA#8 sharpshooting southpaw Akifumi Shimoda (26-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, proved he still belonged to the top-notch group as he dropped OPBF#11 durable Filipino Richard Betos (19-6-1, 7 KOs), 124, three times en route to a comfortably shutout decision (100-86, 100-87 and 100-88) over ten sizzling rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The upright lefty, 27, had forfeited his WBA throne to Rico Ramos via come-from-behind knockout defeat in Atlantic City last July, but decked a couple of convincing victories over ex-OPBF ruler Jonel Alibio (W10) and Mexican Azael Gonzalez (TKO10) on his comeback trail. Shimoda made good use of superior hand speed and took the initiative against the peek-a-boo stylist from the outset. The 5’7” Japanese sent him to the deck with smashing right-left combination in the second, fourth and sixth sessions. Sensing it was a matter of time, Shimada logically accelerated his attack to bring home the bacon early, but Betos, two years his junior and two inches shorter, stubbornly refused to go down again. What the ex-champ verified was his abundant stamina despite his failure to terminate the affair before the stipulated rounds. He furiously kept punching the fading opponent down the stretch to cast a question to the third man — “why don’t you stop it?”

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Ex-WBA super-bantam champ, WBC#5/WBA#8 sharpshooting southpaw Akifumi Shimoda (26-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, proved he still belonged to …


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Camacho Jr: It’s time to prove it’s Junior time!

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. has issued the following statement concerning his shock KO loss to Luis Grajeda last weekend in Mexico:

“I’d like to begin by apologizing to my family, my team, and most importantly my fans. My recent loss made it clear to me that I have a wonderful fan base. Your support during this tough time has been overwhelming and I greatly appreciate it.

“I have no excuses, honestly this loss was my fault. I have disrespected myself as well as the sport of boxing by not being disciplined and true to the sport that I love so much. I have been lazy by not committing like I should and I tried to rely on my ring generalship to win fights. I am not taking anything away from Luis Grajeda, he did what he was supposed to do and the better man won last Saturday. I realize that I need to take my career seriously, so it’s time to put childish things aside before I lose what’s important to me, my career. I’m changing my training regimen and my lifestyle. I am now focused and I am putting 110% effort into my training. I have talked to my promoter Zef Ramirez. He and I care deeply for this sport and we know what needs to be done to make it to the elite level. It is time to prove it’s Junior time! Again, thank you to my fans for your continued support, I won’t let you or myself down again.”

Middleweight Hector Camacho Jr. has issued the following statement concerning his shock KO loss to Luis Grajeda last weekend in …


Boxing Result

Olympic Boxing: Day Eight

Once again boxing lit up the ExCeL arena on the eighth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. There were three weight categories on show with the Light Flyweights (46-49kg), Light Welterweights (64kg) and Light Heavyweights (81kg) all taking to the ring. (more…)

Once again boxing lit up the ExCeL arena on the eighth day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Gesta vs. Barnett

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

They say offense wins games and defense wins championships. Ty Barnett was long on defense and short on offense in a losing effort to Mercito Gesta in ESPN’s Friday Night Fight’s main event. Instead, it was Gesta who used a balanced attack to wear down Barnett before scoring a TKO victory with a mere second to spare in the ninth round.

After having to literally walk the elusive Barnett down in the latter half of the fight, Gesta (26-0-1, 14 KOs) showed he meant business in the ninth. The accumulation of power shots to the face and mid-section paid dividends and a hard left hook caught Barnett flush and sent him to the canvas just as the ten-second signal was given. In no hurry to go to the tenth and final round, Gesta pounced, flattening Barnett with a jab that ended the fight.
And though it appeared that the final punch that tattooed Barnett’s (19-3-1, 12 KOs) face was landed after the bell, Barnett was clearly losing the bout and was in no condition to fight on. (more…)

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com They say offense wins games and defense wins …










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