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Browne stops Kiatchanachai

Browne stops Kiatchanachai

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont Former Australian champion Dave Browne Jnr (21-1-1, 7 KOs) stopped Denkamoi Kiatchanachai (22-5, 13 ...

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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

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Scale Watch

Arce, Simphiwe make weight

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Jorge Arce 122 vs Simphiwe Nongqayi 121
Vìctor Terrazas 126 vs Eduardo Becerril 123
Mahonri Montes 135 vs Carlos Winston Velazquez 135
David Sànchez 113 vs Josè Luis Alvarado 112
Jair quintero 118 vs Josè Luis Caravantes 118
Venue: Auditorio Cìvico del Estado
Prometer: Zanfer
TV: Tv Azteca and Fox Sport
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September 23rd, 2011



Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA along with local boxing company Promociones y Eventos del Istmo headed by Espiño Rogelio announced at a press conference that the 24th edition of the WBA KO Drugs Festival will be held in Panama City on October 22 and will consist of fifteen bouts, including three world championship fights and boxers from eleven countries.

In the main event, Panamanian Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera (16-0-1, 12 KO​​s) faced Cuban-Italian Brunet Zamora (21-0-1, 10 KOs) for the WBA interim super lightweight world crown.

Other world title bouts include former world champion Paulus Moses of Namibia (27-1, 19 KOs) and Richard April of Cuba (16-2-1. 8 KOs) competing for the WBA interim lightweight belt, and Venezuelan Ogleydis Suarez (15-2-1, 7 KOs) meets Brazilian Simone Da Silva (10-1, 3 KOs) for the WBA female featherweight world crown. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

StrikeForce

Preview: Strikeforce

Strikeforce is live on SHOWTIME TONIGHT!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

The monthly Strikeforce Challengers series on Showtime may not have the big headlining names, but it’s an event that combat sports fans should not miss. Current Strikeforce Grand Prix finalist Daniel Cormier cut his teeth dismantling opponents in the Challengers arena, as did current Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and welterweight contender Tyron Woodley. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma, Oliver pre weigh-in

Photos: Mario Vayas/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Former double world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” López and Mike Oliver weighed under the limit today at in the last pre weigh in for their bout in the show Triple Crown III next October 1st at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) and Top Rank, to be televised on “Pay Per View.” López (30-1, 27 KOs) weighed in 131.5 pounds and Oliver (25-2, 8 KOs) 128.3 pounds of a 132.3 pound maximum. The López-Oliver bout will be for the WBO Latino featherweight title. “I thought that I was in 132, but I am fine in this weight. We are working to get the best condition for this fight against Oliver,” Lopez said. Meanwhile, former WBO junior lightweight champion, Román “Rocky” Martínez (24-1-1, 15 KOs), who weighed 134 pounds of a 136.5 maximum, will face now Nigerian Daniel Attah (26-7-1, 9 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental 130lb belt. Super bantamweight contender Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (21-2, 14 KOs) will now fight Mexican José Luis Araiza (29-4, 20 KOs) for the WBO Latino super bantamweight title. Oquendo weighed today 128.6 pounds. Click here for more photos…



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Froch-Ward Postponement Update

Froch: This is absurd and unprofessional

Andre Ward, the WBA Super Middleweight World Champion and Super Six finalist, sustained a cut above his right eye during a sparring session on Thursday, Sept. 22. As a result, the Super Six World Boxing Classic Tournament Final and world title unification fight with fellow Finalist and WBC World Champion Carl Froch has been postponed. The announcement was made jointly today by Ward’s promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions, Froch’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport, and Ken Hershman of SHOWTIME Sports®.

The Final was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29 in Atlantic City, NJ. The promoters and Hershman are working together to identify a new date for the significant matchup. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Mora returns November 4

Former WBC super welterweight champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora will face Jose Alfredo “Shibata” Flores on November 4 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Both fighters will be in attendance at tonight’s clash at the same venue between former Olympians Vicente Escobedo and Rocky Juarez to officially announce the November 4 fight.



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

New for for El Harrak

By Francisco Salazar

Super welterweight Said El Harrak will have a new opponent whom he will face tonight at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA. El Harrak (10-1, 5 KO’s) will take on Oakland’s Tony Hirsch (12-4-1, 6 KO’s) in the six round main event of the All Star Boxing Promotions card. El Harrak was supposed to fight fringe super welterweight contender Roberto Garcia for a regional title belt, but Garcia dropped out of the fight late last week. The fight is scheduled to start at 7:30PM with tickets starting at $50. For information and tickets, call All Star Boxing at (323) 816-6200 or (323) 781-4871.



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Moreno-Darchinyan in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is the possibility that WBA super bantamweight world champion “in recess” Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno will defend his crown against the IBO bantamweight world champion Vic Darchinyan. The fight would take place on December 3 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California and would be part of the card featuring the rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph Agbeko for IBF bantamweight world belt. Sources say that Moreno is waiting for the World Boxing Association to reinstate him as champion after he was declared “champion in recess” pending the resolution of his legal situation with manager Roberto Grimaldo.



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Spadafora faces DUI charge

Unbeaten former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora was arrested by Jefferson Hills, PA police last night and is facing a DUI charge according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Authorities observed Spadafora’s SUV traveling at 66MPH in a 40MPH and after the vehicle was stopped, police say they detected an “alcohol odor” coming from the boxer. He refused to give a blood sample and was released to the custody of a friend.



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Tada, Fujiok, Ando, Jelena win

By Joe Koizumi

A female tripleheader and a WBC final eliminator took place on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

Unbeaten WBA 105-pound champ Etsuko Tada (9-0-2, 2 KOs), 104.25, a fast-moving southpaw, kept her belt for the sixth time when she pounded out a nearly shutout decision (100-90 twice and 98-92) over ex-WBC 108-pound ruler Nongmuay Kokietgym (10-3-3, no KO), 104.5, Thailand, over ten hot rounds.

WBC 105-pound titlist Naoko Fujioka (7-0, 5 KOs), Japan, displayed a Naseem-Hamed style and freely battered official challenger Kanittha Kokietgym (13-4, 4 KOs), Thailand, from all angles en route to a well-received TKO win at 0:37 of the ninth session. It’s the hard-hitting Fujioka’s initial defense since she dethroned Mexican Anabel Ortiz this May.

Slick-punching Japanese girl Mari Ando (8-3, 4 KOs), 101.5, impressively acquired the vacant WBA light-minimumweight belt by winning a unanimous verdict (98-92 twice and 97-93) over Amara Kokietgym (7-2-1, 3 KOs), 101.5, Thailand, over ten. The WBA newly established the 102-pound category, and Ando became the very first champ through this elimination bout.

Ex-WBC 130-pound ruler, Canadian Jelena Mrdjenovich (25-8-1, 12 KOs), 128.75, showed her superior speed and skills in defeating Raika Fujin (22-7-1, 9 KOs), a game Japanese veteran, by a unanimous nod (96-94, 98-92 and 97-93) in a WBC final eliminator to decide the official challenger over ten. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

UFC

UFC 135 workout shots

Preview: UFC 135

 

Photos by Joe Cordova 

Shots from Thursday’s open media workouts in Denver . . .  (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Ward injured, Super Six postponed

Carl Froch’s Super Six final showdown with Andre Ward in Atlantic City on October 29 has been postponed after Andre Ward suffered an injury in sparring. Ward sustained an injury to his eye that required seven stitches after a sparring session on Thursday evening. The Showtime 360 fight camp were filming the session and made the trip to the hospital where he was advised by the doctor that he would not be fit to fight on October 29. The fight will be rearranged with a likely date in early December.

Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn said the postponement will only make the Nottingham star more determined to beat Ward. “Obviously it is frustrating. Carl’s camp has gone perfectly and we were ready to unify the titles on October 29,” said Hearn. “Carl is in the shape of his life but he is a true professional and will take this in his stride and be ready for victory on a date given in 2011.”



September 23rd, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-in today

Preview: UFC 135

Watch the UFC 135 Weigh-In Live Today on UFC.com: Fighters hit the scale at approximately 6pm ET / 3pm PT

Jones and Rampage Battle For The 205-lb. Title Tomorrow Night: Plus, Hall of Famer Matt Hughes takes on Josh Koscheck – UFC 135 presented by Gears of War 3 – Saturday, September 24 at 9pm ET / 6pm PT live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

See The Prelims Live On SPIKE & Rogers Sportsnet: TUF13 winner Tony Ferguson battles Aaron Riley, and Nick Ring takes on Tim Boetsch – live at 8pm / 5pm PT

Three Free Prelims Live on Facebook Tomorrow Night: Before the televised action begins, see three prelims on Facebook – “Like” the UFC page and watch live at 6pm ET / 3pm PT
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For more info on UFC 135 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

NBA, NY State titles on the line

Tonight at the Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, NY

Tonight Universal Boxing NY Promotions, New Legend Promotions, and Old World Boxing Promotions will host “International Fight Night” at the Cordon Bleu in Woodhaven, NY. In the main event, welterweights Mike Ruiz (15-5, 7 KOs) and Martin Wright (10-1-2, 5 KOs) will battle for the vacant NBA Junior Intercontinental title. In the co-main event, Jonathan Cuba (5-3-1, 4 KOs) and Ariel Duran (7-2-1, 4 KOs) will go toe-to-toe for the vacant New York State lightweight title. The undercard is packed with some of New York City’s top local talent. The doors open at 6:30p and the first bout is at 7:30p. The Cordon Bleu is located at 96-01 Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, NY. Tickets are still available at the door.



September 23rd, 2011

StrikeForce

Strikeforce: Pre-fight video

Strikeforce is live on SHOWTIME TONIGHT!


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For more info on Strikeforce, visit www.Strikeforce.com



September 23rd, 2011

UFC

Welcome to the Jones era

Preview: UFC 135

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Joe Cordova 

Amidst a bonanza of upcoming big fights, this week’s light heavyweight clash between the still-growing champion Jon “Bones” Jones and veteran Quinton “Rampage” Jackson nearly got lost in the shuffle. The significance of the bout, however, was never lost on me. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Feature Story

Rios and Molina meet

By Miguel Maravilla

On Thursday when Antonio Margarito and Miguel Cotto had their press conference to announce their December showdown at the Los Angeles Grand Hotel, among those in attendance was Oxnard’s Brandon Rios (28-0-1,21 KOs) showing his support for Margarito. Both fighters are trained by Roberto Garcia. It is rumored that Rios will be fighting on the Pacquiao vs. Marquez undercard in November. “I am scheduled for that card, whoever they want. They havn’t found an opponent and have not signed a contract yet,” Rios informed Fightnews.com.

One of the potential opponents is Covina’s John Molina (23-1, 19 KOs) but that fight did not get finalized. Shortly after Thursday’s presser as Rios was greeting fans and media, Molina crashed the press conference to make his point on why this fight was not finalized. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Feature Story

Margarito-Cotto Tour Wraps Up

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The press conference tour concluded Thursday in Los Angeles for Cotto-Margarito II. The tour kicked off Monday in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico followed by Tuesday’s conference in New York and Wednesday in Mexico City, Mexico. Once again Miguel Cotto (36-2, 28 KOs) and Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) were on hand at the Los Angeles Grand Hotel to promote their rematch taking place on December 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Many fans were in attendance as the chants began with ‘Puerto Rico!’ For Cotto, and ‘Mexico!’ for Margarito. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Fonfara-Spearman tonight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Fonfara

23-year-old Polish light heavyweight living in Chicago, Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (18-2, 9 KOs) will defend his WBO NABO and WBC Youth titles against Jose Spearman (28-17-5, 11 KOs) tonight in the main event at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Fonfara, who has won six straight fights by KO since moving to the light heavyweight division, was not fazed by the fact, that name of his opponent was changed twice during his training camp. “It made no difference to me, because I was working hard, getting myself in the best possible shape. Just a change of tactics, but my trainer knew what to do to make me ready. It’s satisfying to win by KO like I’m winning recently, but I never assume it will happen – just doing my thing and waiting for a chance,” said Fonfara, who is trained at the Chicago Boxing Club by Sam Colonna, trainer of former top heavyweight contender Andrzej Gołota.



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Yoan Pablo Hernandez

WBA interim cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (24-1, 13 KOs) is ready for the biggest fight of his life when he challenges IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (24-2, 12 KOs) in Neubrandenburg, Germany on October 1. “He is a very good boxer,” stated Hernandez. “This fight is a tremendous challenge for me and my chance to show everybody how good I am.” Boxing-online.com recently caught up with the 26-year-old Hernandez. (more…)



September 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Sneak peek: Gatti’s Last Fight

Two years after retiring, did world championship boxer Arturo Gatti kill himself or was he murdered? Erin Moriarty reports on the controversy Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.



September 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Makati City, Philippines

By Dennis Principe

In a rare local boxing event two highly-rated Filipinos are set to square off Friday night at the Makati Coliseum. Former WBA interim superflyweight champion Drian Francisco will battle one-time world title challenger Michael Domingo in a 10-round bantamweight bout. All eyes wil be on Francisco who is coming off a 12-round loss to Tepparith Singwangcha last May in Thailand. Domingo on the other hand has recovered from a controversial world title eliminator loss in South Africa when he knocked out Richard Samosir of Indonesia last July. This will be the first time two well-known Pinoys will fight atop the ring since former world champions Rolando Bohol and Dodie Boy Penalosa battled each other in 1992.

Drian Francisco 120 vs. Michael Domingo 120
Roberto Gonzales 130 vs. Balweg Bangoyan 130
Nino Magboo 122 vs. Rene Estudio 124
Jun Doliguez 127 vs. Sonny Gonzales 127
Lolito Sonsona 111 vs. Ronnie Rey Dabot 111
Renren Tesorio 106 vs. Leonardo Talisic 103
Venue: Makati Coliseum
Promoter: Saved by the Bell Promotions
TV: Solar Sports



September 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Snow expected for October 8

By Kurt Wolfheimer

It took hurricane Irene and a national emergency to postpone the inaugural show of Renee Aiken’s Diva-Rize-N Promotion’s in Washington DC. The blockbuster night of professional boxing how has been rescheduled for Saturday night October 8th at the famed DC Star Night Club in Washington. As luck would have it, Snow is scheduled to hit DC that night. Not as in a actual snowstorm, but in the six round main event of the evening, as rising super bantamweight star Thomas “KO” Snow (15-1, 9KO’s) returns to the DC Star night club against Rasool Shakoor. “The Boxing Diva” Renee Aiken has also showed why she was voted the PA matchmaker of the year by formulating an explosive undercard which is sure to satisfy even the most ardent boxing fan. (more…)



September 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood, FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Rey Sanchez

Edner Cherry 130.75 vs. Eric Aiken 130.5
Damian Frias 147.25 vs. Henry Crawford 147.5
Jermall Charlo 153.5 vs. Eric Draper 153.5
Cletus Seldin 148 vs. Clarence Booth 150
Aaron Chavez 130.75 vs. Larry Yanez 132.5
Juan Copado 142 vs. Tommy Bryant 144.5
Marisol Miranda 110.5 vs. Chantel Cordova 109.75
Promoter: Panther Promtions
Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Live
Click here for more photos….



September 22nd, 2011

UFC

Jones preps for Rampage

UFC 135 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 24!

Jon “Bones” Jones works out for the media at the UFC 135 open workouts at the Muscle Pharm Gym on September 22, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
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For more info on UFC 135 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Nava headlines in Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

The first female fighter to be crowned by the WBC, super bantamweight Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava returns to her native Tijuana, Mex, on Saturday, October 8th, at the Municipal Auditorium in the main event of “All the Power” Presented by Zanfer Promotions. The bout will be televised in Mexico by the Azteca channel. Nava (24-4-3, 11KOs) will take on Soledad Edith Matthysse (9-2-1, 1KO) in the televised ten round main event. The contest will mark the return of Nava from two hard fought battles against WBC super flyweight champion Ana Maria Torres. After fighting to a tough draw in April, Torres came out on top in the rematch held last July. (more…)



September 22nd, 2011

StrikeForce

Britt takes on Sayers

Strikeforce is live on SHOWTIME Friday!

Talented striker Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt (11-5) goes head-to-head with grappling ace Lumumba “Heavy Hands” Sayers (4-2) in a middleweight bout as STRIKEFORCE® returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 18. STRIKEFORCE® will air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)



September 22nd, 2011

StrikeForce

Strikeforce at the scales

Strikeforce is live on SHOWTIME Friday!

From the Palms in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Strikeforce Challengers 19, televised on SHOWTIME:

MAIN CARD (Showtime)
Lorenz Larkin (206) vs. Nick Rossborough (206)
Lavar Johnson (249) vs. Shawn Jordan (238)
Ryan Couture (156) vs. Maka Watson (155)
Jason High (170.5) vs. Todd Moore (169)
Brian Melancon (170) vs. Felipe Portela (170.5)
Magno Almeida (154) vs. James Terry (156)
Bobby Green (155) vs. Charon Spain (155)
Joe Ray (170.5) vs. Chris Spang (170)
Danny Davis (170) vs. Quinn Mulhern (176.5)

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For more info on Strikeforce, visit www.Strikeforce.com



September 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Ontario, CA

Jonathan Arellano 121 vs. Michael Ruiz, Jr 120
(WBC Youth I/C super bantamweight title)
Sindy Amador 104.5 vs. Mayela Perez 105.5
Richard Contreras 121 vs. Olvin Mejia 121
Jhon Ortega 142 vs. Alex Viramontes 141.5
Joshua Bellereza 119 vs. Albert Tovar 118.5
Rashad Hughes 143.5 vs. Rigoberto Flores 144
Fernando Rojas 134.4 vs. Mauro Brenes 135
Venue: Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



September 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Vicente Escobedo 130 vs. Rocky Juarez 130.6
Adam Carrera 129.6 vs. Adolfo Landeros 129.2
Angel Osuna 153.2 vs. Juan Carlos Diaz 152.6
Guadalupe Salcido 138.2 vs. Luis Cervantes139.8
Raymond Chacon 116.8 vs. David Reyes 117.6
Kenny Williams 139.4 vs. Ronald Rodriguez 138
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Calif
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



September 22nd, 2011




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