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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

In a cold and rainy afternoon in Monterrey, Mexico former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Dominick Britsch came face ...

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Boxing Result

Ponce De Leon dominates “Chucky”

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Eduardo “Chucky” Lazcano (24-3, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Ponce De Leon was in command of every moment of every round, winning 100-90 on all cards to claim the vacant WBC USNBC super featherweight belt.

Junior middleweight Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (23-5, 11 KOs) returned from an 18-month layoff to score a fourth round TKO over Ayi Bruce (21-7, 13 KOs). A barrage of punches prompted a stoppage by referee Kenny Bayless. Time was 2:10.

In a women’s featherweight clash, former world champion Jessica Rakoczy (32-3, 12 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since 2009 to stop Brittany Cruz (8-6-1, 1 KO) in round four. Cruz was down in the rounds three and four before referee Vic Drakulich waved it off at 1:21.

Junior middleweight Daquan Arnett (3-0, 2 KOs), a former amateur standout, destroyed Jose Martell (2-2, 2 KOs). The bout was waved off after two knockdowns in the first stanza. Time was 2:41.



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Northern Ireland

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Paul McCloskey 141 vs. ‘Chop Chop’ Corley 138.25
Martin Lindsay 131.25 vs. Mickey Coveney 130.5

All-Irish Prizefighter Middleweights line up and weights:
Eamonn O’Kane 160.75 vs. Anthony Fitzgerald 161.25
Ciaran Healy 161.5 vs. Ryan Greene 158.75
Darren Cruise 160.5 vs. JJ McDonagh 160.75
Simon O’Donnell 160.75 vs. Joe Rea 161.5

Venue: King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Promoter: Matchroom



May 4th, 2012


Boxing News

Shumenov to defend against Ornelas

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) returns on June 2 to make his fourth title defense against former super middleweight world title challenger Enrique Ornelas (33-7, 21 KOs) at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. in a fight that will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes. The fight will mark Shumenov’s return to same venue in which he first captured the WBA title in his 10th professional bout on January 29, 2010 with a 12-round controversial decision over Gabriel Campillo.



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Jackie Nava 122 vs Diana Ayala 122
(WBA female super bantamweight world title)
Rafael Márquez 127.4 vs Eric Aiken 125.7
Jorge Silva 147 vs Orlando Escobar 147
Max Flores 112 vs Osvaldo Ibarra 112.4
José Cayetano 122 vs Edson Ramírez 125

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Venue: Auditorio Municipal
TV: TV Azteca

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May 4th, 2012


Scale Watch

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Photo: Star Boxing

Demetrius Andrade 157.75 vs. Rudy Cisneros 158
Addy Irizarry 144.75 vs. Victoria Cisneros 141.5
Reinaldo Graceski 171.5 vs. Borngood Washington 176.25
Joseph Perez 131 vs. Juan Jaramillo 129.5
Tylon Burris 174 vs. Robert Jackson 172.25
Chris Gilbert 148 vs. Keuntray Henson 147

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: ESPN2



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights/shots from Mayweather-Cotto

Andreas Hale at the scales
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Floyd Mayweather Jr 151 vs. Miguel Cotto 154
(WBA super welterweight championship)

Saul Alvarez 154 vs. Shane Mosley 154*
(WBC super welterweight championship)
* Mosley originally weighed in at 154.5.

Jessie Vargas 146 vs. Steve Forbes 146.5
Deandre Latimore 154.5 vs. Carlos Quintana 154

Antonio Orozco 142 vs. Dillet Frederick 140
Keith Thurman 149 vs. Brandon Hoskins 149
Omar Figueroa 139 vs. Robbie Cannon 138
Braulio Santos 126.5 vs. Juan Sandoval 125

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

For full gallery: (more…)



May 4th, 2012

UFC

UFC on FOX at the scales

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 3, which is headlined by the five round lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller and the welterweight bout between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks, airing live on FOX from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see two prelim bouts at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jim Miller (156) VS Nate Diaz (156)

FOX MAIN CARD
Johny Hendricks (170.5) VS Josh Koscheck (170.5)
Alan Belcher (186) VS Rousimar Palhares (186)
Lavar Johnson (253) VS Pat Barry (244)

FUEL TV FIGHTS
Michael Johnson (156) VS Tony Ferguson (154.5)
Tim Elliott (125) VS John Dodson (126)
Pascal Krauss (169) VS John Hathaway (169)
John Lineker (127*) vs Louis Gaudinot (126)
John Cholish (155.5) VS Danny Castillo (155)
Pablo Garza (145) vs Dennis Bermudez (145.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Nick Denis (135) VS Roland Delorme (135)
Karlos Vemola (185) VS Mike Massenzio (184)
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For more on the UFC or UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller, visit UFC.com



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma’s suspension reduced

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez has had his suspension of one calendar year reduced to 10 months, a $10,000 fine eliminated, and a reduction of community service hours from 100 to 50 after the secretary of the Department of Recreation and Sports, Henry Neumann, assumed jurisdiction over the case. He will be able to return to the ring after March 2013. However, it was learned that Lopez’ attorney may appeal because they had requested a reconsideration by the Professional Boxing Commission which never materialized so we don’t rule out going to an Appellate Tribunal.



May 4th, 2012

UFC

Koscheck finds his way

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Fans and pundits analyzed Josh Koscheck’s close split decision win over Mike Pierce at UFC 143 in February from every possible angle. Was he distracted by an impending split with the AKA camp in San Jose? After 20 UFC fights, had Father Time started to creep in on the 34-year old native of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania? Did Pierce just have his number? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Rosado to face Sechew Powell now

#7 ranked Junior Middleweight Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia will take on Number 9 contender Sechew Powell of Brooklyn, NY (26-4, 15 KO’s) on Friday, June 1st in the main event on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night boxing series, live from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, PA. The 12 round fight will be for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Title. The NBC Sports Network telecast beings at 9PM ET. The sturdy southpaw will replace ailing Joel Julio, who has withdrawn from the fight.

Currently in camp with slugger Delvin Rodriguez to prepare him for his upcoming Junior Middleweight title challenge of WBA Junior Middleweight king, Austin Trout, the talented Powell, ranked #9 by the IBF, stated, “I’m happy to get this opportunity. My passion to become champion is stronger than ever and that will show on June 1. Gabriel Rosado and I are both top ten ranked contenders, after this fight one of us will be moving up the rankings and it won’t be him.”



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Gasparyan-DeLaTorre headline in Inglewood

By Francisco Salazar

Lightsout Promotions in association with In Sync Productions present a fight card Saturday night at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA. On the boxing portion of the card, Vardan “Vito” Gasparyan (13-2-5, 7 KOs) will take on Sergio De La Torre (11-16-3, 1 KO) in a scheduled six round super welterweight bout. The Armenian-born Gasparyan is unbeaten in his last three bouts since his close six round decision loss to unbeaten Jermell Charlo in August of 2009. Popular MMA fighter Georgi Karakhanyan will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday night as he takes on Tatsuri Irie (0-2) in a scheduled four round welterweight bout. Call (310) 918-0999 or go to teamlightsout.com to purchase tickets. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $40 and $75 (The $100 tickets are sold out). Doors open at 5PM, with first bell scheduled for 6PM.



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Huck, Afolabi, Stieglitz, Hamdan make weight

Credit: Photo Wende

Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ola Afolabi 199
(WBO cruiserweight championship)
Robert Stieglitz 166.6 vs. Nader Hamdan 166.8
WBO super middleweight championship
Alexander Dimitrenko 257.4 vs. Kubrat Pulev 245.5
(EBU heavyweight championship)
Edmund Gerber 236.1 vs. Maurice Harris 242.9
Dustin Dirks 176.8 vs. Thomas Ulrich 178.5
Robert Woge 174.1 vs. Ferenc Hafner 171.9
David Graf 196.6 vs. Attila Palko 195.7
Tyron Zeuge 167.1 vs. Santo Drago 169.7

Venue: Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland, SES



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

#8 Sod retains ABCO 122lb crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Two-time WBO title challenger Sod Kokietgym (57-2-1,25 KOs) successfully retained his WBC Asian Boxing Council 122lb title when he stopped Indonesian Sahril Fabanyo in round three on Friday at the Municipality of Bangpliyai, Samutprakarn, Thailand. The Thai fighter, ranked No.8 by WBC, mostly controlled the show before he easily destroyed his opponent with a left straight, scoring a KO at 0:19 round round three.

In other action, WBC#28 lightfly Saenmuangloei Kokietgym (12-3-3,2 KOs) won a 116-112,117-111,118-110 unanimous decision over ABCO#13 Sammy Hagler (15-9-2,5 KOs) to retain his WBC Asian Boxing Council 108lb title for the second time. Former WBC Female silver 105lb title holder Kanittha Kokietgym (15-4,5KOs) displayed one-side attack before she scored a TKO at 1:59 of round two. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Complete Weights from Singapore

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos: Tony Tolj

WBA World Featherweight Championship
Chris John 125.8 vs Shoji Kimura 125.4

IBO Featherweight World Championship
Daud Yordan 125.6 vs Lorenzo Villanueva 125.4

Mohamad Nor Rizan 121 vs Wang Xin Hua 121.9
Kengo Nagashima 153.8 vs Yao Yi Ma 153.9
Rex Tso 114.4 vs Yodpichai Sithsaithong 114.4
Qiu Xiao Jun 121.9 vs Bayu Gede Prabow 120.6
Yang Xin Xin 145.7 vs Singdet Sithsaithong 146



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Tickets Go On Sale Saturday at 2PM ET

Undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. will return to the boxing metropolis of El Paso, Texas for the first time in nearly six years, headlining “Viva Chávez!” on Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium. After initial concerns from The University of Texas System regarding the world championship event from taking place at the Sun Bowl Stadium in The University of Texas at El Paso, Chancellor Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa, announced last week that he will allow the event to take place as previously scheduled. Chávez Jr., who will be making the third defense of the title he won last year, will be battling #2-world-rated contender Andy Lee, marking the first world championship fight to be held in the Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown. The Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world championship rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Presented by the University of Texas at El Paso and promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, The City of El Paso, AT&T and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world title tilt go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (915) 747-5234. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Full Weights from Chester, PA

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175
(PA State Light Heavyweight Title)
Victor Vasquez 135.5 vs. Paul Fernandez 135
Taneal Goyco 182.5 vs. Brian Donahue 177
John Mercurio 237 vs. William Miranda 238
Alex Barbosa 124 vs. Jonathan Ocassio 128
Tyrone Crawley Jr. 141 vs. Luis Antonio Lopez 140
Venue: Harrahs Chester
Promoters: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
1st Bell: 7:30 pm
Confirmed for attendance: Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe & Dustin “Screech” Diamond (From Saved by the Bell)



May 4th, 2012

Announcement

De Leon-Lazcano war at Hard Rock in Vegas

On Friday, May 4, the night before the biggest boxing event of 2012, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions will get things started in style at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a five-fight card featuring a talented array of fighters looking to steal the show from Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto before their Saturday mega-fight.

In the 10 round main event, which will be televised by Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes in English and Spanish respectively, former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KO’s) battles Juarez’ Eduardo “El Chucky” Lazcano (24-2, 11 KO’s) for the vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight Title. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

John, Kimura make weight

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super champ in the feather division, Chris John of Indonesia tipped the beam at the 126-pound class limit, while Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura 125.5, a half pounder under the limit, on Friday at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Originally the weigh-in ceremony was supposed to take place at the roof or at the outdoor fifty-seventh floor Skypark with the shape of a ship, but it was moved to the first floor at the Convention Center since it might be raining to hamper the ceremony. John said, “I’m in perfect shape and wish to show my best performance to entertain the crowd in Singapore.” Kimura, at his second attempt to win the world throne, also said, “I’m excited to fight such a great champ as Chris John. I’ll stun the audience tomorrow.” The promoter Angelo Hyder of Australia discloses that all tickets have been sold out with this sensational promotion. Craig Christian, the defending champ’s long-time mentor and handler of Australia, keeps quiet and concentrates on taking care of his pupil. John’s Dragon Punch may prevail sooner or later when it starts tomorrow night. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Mendez to face Velázquez now

By Phil Doherty

Veteran Mexican lightweight Hector Velázquez (51-17-3, 35 KOs) will face Dominican prospect Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) in the main event of Acquinity Sports’ Dominican Domination card from The Seminole Hard Rock May 18th. The 37-year old Velázquez replaces Leonilo Miranda as the originally-scheduled opponent. Velázquez brings his ring experience advantage to bear in the ten-round bout, with past fights against Manny Pacquiao and his brother Bobbie, as well as former top contender Rocky Juarez.

In other undercard action, light heavyweight Humberto Savigne (8-1, 6 KOs) tangles with former world champion Richard “The Destroyer” Hall (30-9, 28 KOs). Dazzling Dominican featherweight Claudio “Matrix” Marrero (11-0, 9 KO’s) steps up against savvy Mexican brawler Jose Angel “Pepe” Beranza (34-23-2, 26 KO’s) in their ten-round contest. Undefeated southpaw Dominican welterweight Felix Diaz (10-0, 6 KOs) takes on Puerto Rican Javier Perez (8-5, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Recently signed Acquinity heavyweight Glendy “The Guantanamo Giant” Hernandez (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Cuba faces Harvey “Candy Man” Jolly (12-18-1, 6 KOs) for a scheduled six rounds. Southpaw Dominican bantamweight Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (9-0, 5 KO’s) looks to maintain his perfect record against Luis “Polibio” Maldonado (3-2-1, 1 KO) in their ten-round battle.



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Afolabi ready for Huck

World ranked contender Ola Afolabi is once again primed for battle this Saturday night, May 5th in the highly anticipated rematch against defending WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany. On December 5, 2009, Afolabi, born in London, training out of Los Angeles, California, challenged Huck in Ludwigsburg, Germany, losing a very close decision.

Sporting a record of 19-2-3 with nine knockouts, Afolabi has spent the last three weeks in Germany completing his training and fine-tuning his game plan under the guidance of legendary trainer Fritz Sdunek. Should Afolabi be successful on Saturday over Huck, 34-2-0 (25 KOs), it will mark the 15th world champion Sdunek has trained over his illustrious career. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

UFC

Watch UFC on FOX weigh-in!

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Watch the official weigh-in for UFC on FOX: Diaz vs. Miller live Friday, May 4 at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT. Click here for more

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May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Fuentes-Calderon postponed again

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Another delay suffered the long-awaited title fight between current 105-pound WBO champion Moises Fuentes and his challenger and former king of that division Ivan Calderon. Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing, said the bout will not be held on June 2 and he is working with Zanfer to see when it can be staged. They are discussing sometime in July in Mexico, Puerto Rico, or the USA.



May 4th, 2012

Boxing News

More on John vs Kimura

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti

Current undefeated WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) faced off with Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) at yesterday’s presser which was hosted by Legendary Ring Announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. John, the “WBA Fighter of Decade” will defend his title against Kimura this Saturday night.

Chris John said to look out for the Dragon Punch during the fight which will knock Kimura out. Kimura on the other hand said he would counter the Dragon Punch and land his new Hanagata Special Punch he has been working with his trainer, Susumo Hanagata on to end the fight and become the new WBA Champion.

Craig Christian, the long time trainer of Chris John said Chris has not only trained hard for the bout against Kimura, but has also enjoyed his training and has been very happy in the gym. (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas

Photos courtesy of Gene Blevins / Hoganphotos / Golden Boy

Daniel Ponce De Leon 127.5 vs. Eduardo Lazcano 129
Ishe Smith 154.5 vs. Ayi Bruce 153
Daquan Arnett 152 vs. Jose Martell 151.5
Jeffrey Fontanez 134 vs. Rocco Espinoza 131.5
Jessica Rakoczy 124 vs. Brittany Cruz 125.5

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes (more…)



May 4th, 2012

Feature Story

Alvarez vows “victory for Mexico”

Story by Anthony Springer
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

While the eyes of boxing’s casual fans will undoubtedly be on Mayweather and Cotto come fight night, boxing aficionados will be paying great attention to the evening’s co-main event.

The matchup between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and “Sugar” Shane Mosley is a tale of two fighters at the opposite ends of their careers.

For Mosley, he looks to recapture the magic of his glory days. For Alvarez, he looks to make his fourth successful WBC title defense and break into the upper echelon of the sport. (more…)



May 3rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Chester, PA

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175
(PA State Light Heavyweight title)

The rest of the seven bout card will weigh in tomorrow morning at Harrahs Chester

Promoter: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
Venue: Harrahs in Chester, PA
1st bell: 7:30 pm eastern



May 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Barrios to return July 13

Former world champion Jorge ‘La Heina’ Barrios (50-4-1, 35 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring July13th. Barrios has been sentenced to four years in prison in Argentina for causing the death of a 20-year-old pregnant woman in a hit and run traffic accident in January 2010. According to his promotional team Arano Box, Barrios has not been officially sentenced and the process could take a while. So he is free and able to fight for the time being.



May 3rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Maddalone, Arnaoutis triumph

Star Boxing’s popular heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone of Flushing, Queens, returned to the ring on Wednesday night, May 2nd, in a memorable battle against Chris Koval in the headliner of the Sold Out VIP BOXING III event at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Trading bombs from the opening bell, Maddalone drilled the Youngstown, Ohio native Koval to the canvas with a massive right hand midway into the opening round. After rising from the canvas Koval fought his way back into the fight stunning Maddalone with a thunderous left hook. However at the ten-second signal, Maddalone landed another hard right hand bringing the packed house to their feet. The fast and furious pace continued over the next two rounds with each fighters throwing caution to the wind as power shots were vigorously traded. In the fourth, Maddalone again delivered a crushing right hand that sent Koval to the mat, causing referee Randy Neumann to call a halt to the contest at the 2:34 mark. With the win Maddalone improved to 35-7-0 (26KO’s), while Koval moved to 25-9-0 (18KO’s).

On the undercard, come backing contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis improved to 24-7-0 (10KO’s) with a stoppage of game Albany, New York’s Broderick Antoine, 11-13-1 (5KO’s). (more…)



May 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Mosley-Alvarez Quick Quotes

By Anthony Springer
Photos: Mary Ann Owen/BoxingInLasVegas.com

WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, Sugar Shane Mosley and the other undercard fighters spoke to the press in advance of Saturday’s “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” PPV event in Las Vegas.

Shane Mosley: It’s gonna be a great fight. I’m in great shape. I’m ready to rock and roll. I sound like a broken record. I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready…I’m REALLY ready!

Canelo Alvarez: I prepared very well for this fight with Shane Mosley. What can I say about Shane Mosley? Nothing but nice things….I think I’m going to win. It’ll be a great win for all of Mexico and our team.

Note: The “Canelo Doll” was sent to Richard Schaefer (CEO of Golden Boy) by the Late Burt Sugar. more photos



May 3rd, 2012

UFC

Building Tony Ferguson

UFC on FOX: Diaz Miller is LIVE on Fox Saturday, May 5 @ 5 pm PT/8 pm ET

Fighting anyone in the UFC can be cause for sleepless nights. Having a date on the calendar but not knowing who will be standing across from you in the Octagon that night can be even worse . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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May 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Kessler: I am hitting harder than ever

On May 19, Mikkel Kessler will move up in weight, clashing with Allan Green for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver). Today the Viking Warrior opened his gym during a media workout in Copenhagen. Here is what the three-time world champion had to say about his preparation for a fight at Denmark’s most famous football stadium, which also features a live screening of the UEFA Champions League Final. Kessler says he’s ready for his first fight at light heavyweight. “I have put on some pounds and I am hitting harder than ever,” he said. “And I must say I haven´t lost any of my speed either. Going up to light heavyweight has given me much more one-punch KO power.” He has vowed to teach Green a lesson. “He will get the first taste of my new KO power. He is going to be the first person I hit without head guard and sparring gloves. It will be an unpleasant experience for him. He is a big puncher with a lot of power, but punchers usually don´t like to get hit. They have a big punch but not a good chin. I don’t think Green will last for 12 rounds in the same ring with me, but he will ultimately find out on May 19.”



May 3rd, 2012

Boxing Result

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Arash Usmanee 134.4 vs. Cristian Faccio 134.6
Kevin Lavallée 129.4 vs. Dave Mcquaker 132.4
Frank Cotroni 159.2 vs. Francis Lafrenière 159.2
Mick Gadbois 139.6 vs. Janos Vass 139.6
Steven Harvey 201.4 vs. Viktor Sazali 195.4
Andy Gardiner 179.4 vs. Patrick Tessier 177.2
Nathalie Forget 118.6 vs. Rosie Thomas 118.4
Lucia Larcinese 130 vs. Brandy Badry 135.4

Venue: Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve
Promoter: Doug Berneche



May 3rd, 2012

Feature Story

Boxing back in D.C. May 12

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Keystone Boxing, who had a sellout card last time out at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, returns with a scheduled eight-bout card on Saturday, May 12. On this card, youth will be served as there will be a number of pro debuts and two boxers who, if they weren’t pro boxers, would be concentrating more on graduation and the high school prom.

DC lightweight Ty Barnett returns to action in the eight-round main event against veteran Robert “Don’t Lose” DaLuz of Providence, RI. Barnett (19-2-1, 12 KO’s) fought in DC for the first time in almost five years in his last outing, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over another veteran, Damon Antoine, on the last Keystone card on March 10 at the Convention Center. DaLuz (13-40-3, nine KO’s) is a very similar boxer to Antoine — someone who gives prospects solid work in the ring. DaLuz has lost 12 in a row, but has only been stopped once in those 12 bouts and only four times in his career. DaLuz will be facing a Beltway Boxer for the fourth time in his career, losing two competitive bouts to Clarence Vinson and one to Thomas Snow. (more…)



May 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Caballero-Garcia WBA purse bid result

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday at the Marriott Dadeland in Miami, the WBA held a purse bid for the featherweight championship fight between champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and the official challenger Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia. The purse bid was overseen by Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Aurelio Fiengo with bids coming from Top Rank and Sampson Boxing. Top Rank bid $402,000 with dates of July 28 in Los Angeles, August 11 in Atlantic City and July 27 in Las Vegas. The winning bid was $440,000 from Sampson Boxing, which plans to stage the fight in Panama, Los Angeles or Las Vegas on July 28. “This is the first purse bid we’ve won a fight in which we are totally responsible,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “It’s ours and we are really happy because we were competing with a large company.”



May 3rd, 2012

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Injured foot KOs Margarito fight

By Felipe Leon

The return of three-time world champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-8, 27KOs) has been postponed due to an injury to Margarito’s foot. Margarito was set to face Colorado Springs, CO’s Abel Perry (18-5, 9KOs) in his first bout since his TKO loss to Miguel Cotto late last year. No word of when the new date has been set or if Perry will still be the opponent. More news to come as it becomes available.



May 3rd, 2012




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