Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

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

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

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Klitschko presents award to Ali

Photo: www.sports-for-peace.org

On a festive evening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London the 70-year-old boxing legend Muhammad Ali was honored by many stars from sports and show business at the “Sports for Peace” gala. “Muhammad Ali is an inspiration to me and many others. He was always a real fighter. He stands for a lot of energy and charisma. Ali is an idol for millions of people. He is the ‘Rocky of life,” Klitschko said at the ceremony in London. The gala took place to honor “humanity in sport” and to draw attention to the study of Parkinson’s disease and the Muhammad Ali Center, a cultural center in Louisville / USA.

Photo: www.sports-for-peace.org On a festive evening at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London the 70-year-old boxing legend Muhammad Ali …


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Hernandez ready for Ross

Photo: Team Sauerland

Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) returns to the ring on September 15. The IBF Cruiserweight Champion will have to deal with Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs) from Canada. The excitement of Coach Ulli Wegner´s prodigy is huge. During his last title defence on February 4 at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt (Main), Germany, the champion broke his left hand. “In round four I knocked down Cunningham on two occasions. That’s when it happened.” Consequently the 27-year-old had to undergo surgery to repair the damage. Now the injury has healed up and he is finally able to get back into the ring. “It is all good now. I have regained full use of my left hand. I am really eager to get back inside the ring,” said Hernandez at Tuesdays press conference at the Konzert- und Kongresshalle Bamberg. (more…)

Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) returns to the ring on September 15. The IBF Cruiserweight Champion will have to …



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More on Cloud-Pascal postponement

The much-anticipated showdown between undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., and popular hometown favorite and former World Boxing Council (WBC) light heavyweight titleholder Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs), scheduled for August 11 has been postponed to a later date due to a right-hand injury sustained by Pascal during a sparring session 1½ weeks ago.

“To tell you the truth, Pascal said at yesterday’s press conference in Montreal, “I was so sad when the decision was made that I even cried. This is the first time it’s happened to me for a fight. I haven’t fought in 15 months and this was a golden opportunity for me. Thanks to everybody involved for rescheduling. This will make me stronger when I get in the ring.”

The “Shock Wave In Montreal” undercard, featuring an IBF super middleweight title eliminator between Canadian knockout artist Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, (18-1, 15 KOs), of Montreal, and United States Boxing Association (USBA) champion Donovan “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs), of Chicago, Illinois, has been postponed until late August or early September. (more…)

The much-anticipated showdown between undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., …


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Martinez workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-division world champion Sergio Martinez works out in preparation for his upcoming Mexican Independence Day Middleweight championship battle against undefeated WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Promoted by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, in association with Wynn Las Vegas, At&T and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Martinez will take place Saturday, September 15 at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-division world champion Sergio Martinez works out in preparation for his upcoming Mexican Independence …




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Damarques Johnson: Raw, honest, 100% cliche-free

A lot of athletes today only speak to the media in clichés. Every question is met with a well-used line about trying hard, giving 110 percent, or working towards the ultimate goal of winning a championship. It’s a back-and-forth that both sides are used to playing, and one that fans have become accustomed to over the years . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com

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A lot of athletes today only speak to the media in clichés. Every question is met with a well-used line …


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Cazares return on August 11

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA/WBO world champion Hugo Cazares (36-7-2, 26 KO`s) will return against former world title challenger Daniel Diaz (19-3-1, 14 KOs) on August 11 in Mexico at a location to be determined. Initially Cazares was slated to face Toyoto Shiraishi (23-6-1, 11 KOs) but it’s now reported that he has a new opponent. Cazares is looking for a new world title chance in a third division.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA/WBO world champion Hugo Cazares (36-7-2, 26 KO`s) will return against former world title challenger …


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Mercito Gesta Media Day

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

Unbeaten lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (25-0-1, 13KOs) opened up the doors to his training camp at the Black House Nogueira Gym in San Diego, CA, on Wednesday evening and worked out for about an hour in front of a large contingent of fans and well wishers. Gesta is scheduled for the main event of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” on August 3rd against the slick Ty Barnett (20-2-1, 13KOs) of Washington, D.C., from the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Since landing on American soil from his native Cebu, Philippines, in ’07, the quick fisted southpaw made his way to San Diego after brief stops in Las Vegas and the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, CA. Gesta has found a home within the large Filipino population of “America’s Finest City” and inviting his followers to the gym was his way of showing his gratitude. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Felipe Leon Unbeaten lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (25-0-1, 13KOs) opened up the doors to …


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PM Promotions returns

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

In a well attended press conference held on Wednesday afternoon at the popular Tijuana billiards hall El Perro Salado, PM Promotions, led by two-time world champion Diego “Pelucho” Morales, announced their first fight card in more than three years. “Guerra En El Centro (War in Downtown”, a six-bout event will be held on Friday, July 27th, at the Mutualista Hall in downtown Tijuana.

“PM Promotions has no interest in any of the fighters participating on Friday night, we are only interested in them giving a great fight,” Diego, who is the brother of seven-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales, said. “None of these fighters are protected and I congratulate them for taking such challenges so early in their careers. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon In a well attended press conference held on Wednesday afternoon at the popular Tijuana …



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Morales-Garcia II on October 20

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told the Mexican newspaper Reforma that a rematch between WBC super lightweight champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) and Mexican ring legend Erik Morales (52-8, 36 KOs) will take place on October 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told the Mexican newspaper Reforma that a rematch between WBC super lightweight champion Danny Garcia …


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Banal: I’ll do my best to win by KO

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

AJ “Bazooka” Banal have been endlessly groomed to be ALA Promotion’s next world champion. Banal is one step away from realizing this dream. On October 20, He will fight Pungluang Sor Singyu for the vacant WBO bantamweight title at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Singyu has been a silent Filipino Assassin beating the likes of Eden Sonsona, Rey Migreno, Marvin Tampus, Monico Laurente and many other Pinoy foes. He has been dominating opponents left and right despite his midgety height of 5’1. Banal may have the height advantage, but all other aspects remain to be seen till fight night.

Banal, who is back to training after his recent comfortable decision victory against Ruben Manakane last Saturday expressed his confidence in his upcoming fight. “I have been waiting for this. How can I let this chance slip away? No way will I let what happened in my Concepcion fight happen again. I have learned my lessons the hard way. I have matured. And I am going to become a world champion on October. Coach Pio Solon has been a great help in improving my stamina and power. I am the taller and stronger fighter but Pungluang is a great fighter. It will be a tough fight ahead of me.” Watch for more updates.

By Chito Yu Katangkatang AJ “Bazooka” Banal have been endlessly groomed to be ALA Promotion’s next world champion. Banal is …


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Molina on Target for DeMarco

Photos: German Villasenor / Team Molina

“I’m not gonna tell you what is gonna happen, what I can tell you is that we are training to win. That’s all we do, train to win,” says trainer Joe Goossen. Lightweight John “Gladiator” Molina, (24-1 19, KOs) back with Goossen after a brief separation is in the midst of his preparations towards his long-awaited first world title shot which takes place on September 8th. Molina, a no-nonsense boxer with a deadly right hand will take on Antonio DeMarco for the WBC Lightweight belt on the nationally televised co-featured fight to the Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

It has been a long road, in which Molina stopped his first opponent via spectacular KO in his pro-debut, reeling of a series of one shot KO wins until Molina, dropped a ten round decision to Martin Honorio for his only loss in 2009, as Molina came down with a cold hours before the fight went off. (more…)

Photos: German Villasenor / Team Molina “I’m not gonna tell you what is gonna happen, what I can tell you …


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Green-Santiago: full report

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Grant Lauterbach

Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (32-5, 28 KOs) recorded a stunning 5th round TKO victory American Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago (31-6-1, 27 KOs) at Challenge Stadium Perth Australia tonight.

In his last fight in his home town of Perth, Green dominated and looked very comfortable at the lighter weight against the Bronx Bomber who found it hard to handle the power and speed of the Green Machine.

After a tentative beginning Green caught Santiago with a nice left hook and took control of the bout in the opening two rounds.

In round 3 Green caught Santiago with a nice combination to have him an off balance as Santiago’s glove touched the canvas. It appeared referee Brad Vocale initially called it a slip, but after he gave Santiago the correct standing 8 count, Santiago has a good moment and landed a good blow to Green before the round ended. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Photos: Grant Lauterbach Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (32-5, 28 KOs) recorded a …



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Melendez defends Strikeforce lightweight belt vs. Healy

Gilbert Melendez, STRIKEFORCE® lightweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter, will make his next title defense against veteran and red-hot number one contender Pat Healy, when STRIKEFORCE®: MELENDEZ vs. HEALY comes to Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 29. The main event, scheduled for five rounds, will air live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)

Gilbert Melendez, STRIKEFORCE® lightweight champion and top pound-for-pound fighter, will make his next title defense against veteran and red-hot number …


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Guerrero-Aydin Presser

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/trappfotos@gmail.com

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin met with members of the media at a final press conference at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 just three days before their 12-round showdown for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, July 28 from HP Pavilion at San Jose which will be televised on Showtime. In Saturday’s co-feature, top-rated welterweight prospect “Showtime” Shawn Porter steps into the ring against his toughest foe to date, two-time world title challenger Alfonso Gomez for the vacant NABO welterweight title. Here’s what the participants had to say on Wednesday:

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/trappfotos@gmail.com Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin met with members of the media at a final press …


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UFC 152 fighters get ultimate adrenaline rush walking the edge at CN Tower

Thrill-seeking UFC® 152 main event and co-main event fighters Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson, and Michael Bisping and Brian Stann, found themselves on top of the Western Hemisphere on Wednesday, squaring off for their UFC® 152 bouts from the ledge of the iconic CN Tower in Toronto. (more…)

Thrill-seeking UFC® 152 main event and co-main event fighters Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson, and Michael Bisping and Brian Stann, …


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Fres Oquendo returns on August 18

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Veteran heavyweight Fres “Fast Fres” Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will be headlining a card on August 18 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, against an opponent to be named in defense of his WBA Fedelatin belt. The WBA #14 ranked Oquendo, 39, has lost seven times but five of his losses have been controversial decisions. The Chicago-based Puerto Rican has a boxing academy where he promotes the sport as a vehicle to combat drugs, violence and dropping out of school.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Veteran heavyweight Fres “Fast Fres” Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will be headlining a card …



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Complete Guerrero-Aydin undercard

An unbeaten California favorite and one of England’s top young stars will see action on Saturday’s nationally televised card headlined by welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero against Selcuk “Mini Tyson” Aydin at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Unbeaten junior middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno (14-0, 8 KOs) will travel up the California coast from his home in Oxnard to take on Ayi Bruce (14-7, 8 KOs) and super middleweight George Groves (14-0, 11 KOs), one of the United Kingdom’s best hopes for future world title honors and having already won the Commonwealth and British titles, will square off against hard-hitting Francisco Sierra (24-5-1, 22 KOs).

In other undercard action, highly-regarded junior featherweight prospect Manuel “Tino” Avila (7-0, 2 KOs) makes his second start of 2012 against Raymond Chacon (4-3) in a six round fight. Plus, middleweights Paul Mendez (7-2-1, 2 KOs) and Leshon Simms (5-10, 3 KOs) meet in a six round battle, while junior middleweight Lee Reyes (1-1) takes on an opponent to be named in a four round fight. Also featured will be heavyweight prospect Gerald Washington making his professional debut in a four round fight against Blue DeLong (0-3). The co-featured bout is Shawn Porter facing Alfonso Gomez for the NABO Welterweight title.

An unbeaten California favorite and one of England’s top young stars will see action on Saturday’s nationally televised card headlined …


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Main Events inks USS Cunningham

Main Events announced today they have officially signed an exclusive promotional contract with Steve “USS” Cunningham. Cunningham who has campaigned most of his professional career as a cruiserweight has decided to move up to the heavyweight division.

Cunningham, 24-4, 12 KO’s, believes Main Events is the perfect counterpart to successfully guide his career, “I am very excited about this new chapter and signing with Main Events. I’m looking forward to working closely with them as we plan my entry into the heavyweight division.” The Philadelphia native added, “It is going to be a welcome change to be fighting close to home again.” (more…)

Main Events announced today they have officially signed an exclusive promotional contract with Steve “USS” Cunningham. Cunningham who has campaigned …


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Magdaleno Brothers take over Vegas

The unbeaten fighting brothers – Diego and Jesse Magdaleno of Las Vegas – will have a Media Day on Friday, July 27, to discuss their upcoming bouts on Top Rank’s ‘The Future Is Now’ two-night promotion at the Texas Station Casino & Gambling Hall in Las Vegas on August 3 and 4. The Magdaleno’s Media Day will be at their home gym, Barry’s Boxing Center, 2664 South Highland Ave., Las Vegas on Friday at 2 pm. Jesse, a high-action 10-0, 7 KO super bantamweight, will box on the Friday, August 3 event, headlined by Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta vs. Ty Barnett which will be televised on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. On Saturday, August 4, Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas will defend his NABF Super Featherweight title against Antonio Davis of Atlanta. Magdaleno has a record of 22-0, 7 KOs. Davis is 29-7, 13 KOs. Telefutura will televise.

Tickets are $50, $25 for each boxing event. Fight fans can purchase a special two-night combo ticket. Two $50 tickets, one for each show, cost $75. Two $25 tickets, one for each show, costs $35. Tickets are on sale at all Station Casinos, The Fiestas, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or by logging on sclv.com/concerts.

The unbeaten fighting brothers – Diego and Jesse Magdaleno of Las Vegas – will have a Media Day on Friday, …


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Rios-Rodela Preview

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten super featherweight Ronny Rios will fight David Rodela in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio on Saturday night. Also on the card will be former world lightweight champion Julio Diaz fighting hard-hitting Colombian Henry Aurad in a scheduled 10 round welterweight bout.

Both fights will be headline a “Solo Boxeo” card and will be broadcast on Telefutura. Fightnews.com announced the card in a “Southern California Fight Scene” article that came out on Friday. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten super featherweight Ronny Rios will fight David Rodela in a scheduled 10 round bout at the …


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Lundy to Broner: I rule this division

Lightweight contender “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy has issued a stern warning to former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who lost his title last Friday on the scale and plans to move up to 135 pounds. Lundy called Broner “unprofessional” for failing to make weight and warned, “I run this weight class! If you think you can just move up and jump over me, it ain’t happening. Don’t run. You could’ve mentioned my name on HBO. Instead, you took the easy way out. Just go on and keep fighting who you’re fighting. If he fought half the competition I’ve faced, he’d be dead in his tracks. Until I unify these titles, I rule this division, and I’m going to be here for a long time.” Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) will meet Ray Beltran (25-6, 17 KOs) Friday in the 10-round ESPN2 main event.

Lightweight contender “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy has issued a stern warning to former WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner, who lost …


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Brewer-Barthelemy collide August 4

Former Contender series star Grady Brewer will battle Giorbis Barthelemy for the IBO Inter-Continental jr. middleweight title on August 4 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The winner of this match-up will also earn a shot at the IBO world championship. Brewer stopped fast-rising star Fernando Guerrero with a 4th round KO last June as the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights to get him back into the title picture, while Barthelemy stopped hot prospect Derek Ennis in two rounds last March to put him in the spot to face Brewer for the IBO’s vacant Intercontinental belt. “War in Cobb County” is being co-promoted by Golden Girl Promotions and Beddingfield Management Entertainment. For ticket information call 678-360-2484.

Former Contender series star Grady Brewer will battle Giorbis Barthelemy for the IBO Inter-Continental jr. middleweight title on August 4 …


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Green stops Santiago in 5

Former world champion Danny Green (32-5, 28 KOs) scored a fifth round round TKO over Danny Santiago (31-6-1, 19 KOs) in a cruiserweight bout on Wednesday night at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia. Santiago was down four times before it was waved off. Time was 2:47.

Former world champion Danny Green (32-5, 28 KOs) scored a fifth round round TKO over Danny Santiago (31-6-1, 19 KOs) …


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Errol McIvor has passed

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian middleweight and light heavyweight contender during the 1970s Errol McIvor (14-18, 10 KOs) passed away at the age of 66 on Wednesday at Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia. Errol defeated Frank Roberts, Barry Watson, Semi Bula, Fighting Fifita and 1969 Australian middleweight champion Dick Blair in 1970. In 1974 Errol captured the Queensland state light heavyweight crown by outpointing Joe Sorby over ten rounds. Australian light heavyweight champion Greg McNamara and 1978 Commonwealth middleweight champion Al Korovou defeated McIvor on TV Ringside bouts. Errol will be sadly missed by his family and Australian boxing fraternity.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Australian middleweight and light heavyweight contender during the 1970s Errol McIvor (14-18, …


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Aydin: After Saturday everyone will know me

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

A few days before his big showdown with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, welterweight Selcuk Aydin has warned people not to be surprised when he beats the hometown favorite on Saturday night in San Jose, California. “Many see me as a longshot in the fight against Guerrero. I’ve read that it would be a big surprise if I should win on Saturday. But that’s only because people don’t know who I am and what I can do. I’m Selcuk Aydin. I’m the world champion. I’m certainly no underdog. And that I win on Saturday shouldn’t surprise anyone!” Aydin has complained several times in recent weeks that the American media doesn’t pay enough attention to him. “After Saturday, everyone will know who Selcuk Aydin is!” he stated.

A few days before his big showdown with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, welterweight Selcuk Aydin has warned people not to …


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Palacios: It will be a massacre

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

According to many respectable sources, WBC #1 cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 KO), who will have his long awaited rematch with former IBF and current WBC world champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) on September 22 in Wrocław, Poland. Włodarczyk retained his title by split decision over Palacios in April of 2011 and this time “The Wizard” says there will be no doubt who the winner is. “I have family now,” he told Fightnews.com in an exclusive interview. “I need to provide for them and beating Włodarczyk convincingly. Getting the WBC title is a must. It could be my last chance. I realize that – it will be a massacre one way or another.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk According to many respectable sources, WBC #1 cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 …


UFC

Will an MMA champ be born on the wrestling mats in London?

The United States Olympic freestyle wrestling team has been smacking heads, snapping necks, slamming bodies, and winning medals for 108 years. It all started at the 1904 Games in St. Louis, Missouri when the now famous wrestling event debuted and was contested in seven weight categories. Not to brag, but the United States of America won all 21 medals – gold, silver, and bronze (U-S-A! U-S-A!). To be honest, all 42 competitors involved in that original Olympic outing were from the United States. . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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The United States Olympic freestyle wrestling team has been smacking heads, snapping necks, slamming bodies, and winning medals for 108 …


Boxing News

Sherrington-Campas Presser

Les Sherrington and Yori Boy Campas came face to face at the final press conference today at Lauxes restaurant. Both camps are highly confident that they are going to take out the win and it has really set the scene for a great spectacle. With trainer and manager Joe Diaz stating that, “Yori Boy has had a hard training camp for this fight, we have taken it back to the ‘olden style’ by chopping wood and shoveling gravel, we have come to win.”

However Sherrington remains confident and isn’t fazed by Mr Diaz comments saying he is in the best shape of his life for the biggest fight of his life. “This has been a great preparation, I’m in the best shape of my life for the biggest fight of my life and I cant wait for Saturday night.” (more…)

Les Sherrington and Yori Boy Campas came face to face at the final press conference today at Lauxes restaurant. Both …


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Cronjie back in action

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised bout, Australian-based South African cruiserweight Pieter Cronjie (13-5-1, 9 KOs) will be in action Wednesday against Oscar Siale (14-11, 4 KOs) of New Zealand over ten rounds at the Challenge Stadium at Mt Claremont, Western Australia. Sam Davidson, the manager of Cronjie said, “Cronjie has trained hard for Siale and despite beating him in 2010 we are expecting a tough fight. Cronjie is scheduled to challenge Daniel Ammann for the Australian championship on September 7th, so this fight is important.” Televised throughout Australia on Foxtel Main Event Pay-Per-View.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a nationally televised bout, Australian-based South African cruiserweight Pieter Cronjie (13-5-1, 9 …


Boxing News

Guerrero, Aydin public workout

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Former three-division world champion Robert Guerrero and undefeated number one rated WBC welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin showed their skills on Tuesday at San Jose Boxing & Fitness during a public media workout in preparation for Saturday’s clash for the vacant WBC interim welterweight world championship at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.

Both fighters shadow boxed and Guerrero also hit the hits (held by his father and trainer Ruben Guerrero) as well as the speed bag. Both also signed autographs for local fight fans. Click here for more photos

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Former three-division world champion Robert Guerrero and undefeated number one rated WBC welterweight contender …


UFC

Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 152 In Toronto

UFC Returns To Toronto – Tickets On Sale This Week: The first-ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned in Toronto when Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson battle for the belt! Plus, Brian Stann and Michael Bisping collide, and former champion BJ Penn makes his return to the Octagon to take on Canada’s own Rory MacDonald! UFC 152 presented by Assassin’s Creed III – Saturday, Sept. 22 live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesay, July 25

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UFC Returns To Toronto – Tickets On Sale This Week: The first-ever UFC flyweight champion will be crowned in Toronto …


Boxing News

Rafa injured; fight with WV2 is postponed

Photos: PR Best

“The War” between former two time world champion Rafael Marquez and former superbantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on August 4 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was postponed due to an injury suffered by Marquez in his right hand.

“Rafael Marquez is injured and he will not fight on August 4 because he needs recovery and we have postponed the show”, Peter Rivera, PR Best Boxing Promotions vice-president, said. “This happens in boxing. We have the same situation in 2010 when Marquez was going to fight against Juanma Lopez. He suffered an injury and the fight was postponed from September to November.”

Rivera said that “we have a tentative date, October 6 in the same venue, coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. We are working from now for this card.”

As for the fight between former world titlist, Roman “Rocky” Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr., for the WBO NABO junior lightweight title, Rivera said that “we are looking to make this bout in late August.”

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Photos: PR Best “The War” between former two time world champion Rafael Marquez and former superbantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. …


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Liakhovich targets Wach

Former world champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KOs) has challenged undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach (27-0, 15 KOs). Wach’s promoter, Mariusz Kolodziej (Global Boxing), recently announced that Michael Grant wouldn’t be fighting Wach as previously planned, and they are searching for an opponent to fight in September. Liakhovich feels that he is a perfect gatekeeper for Wach, who is rated #4 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), to test himself against. (more…)

Former world champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-5, 16 KOs) has challenged undefeated Polish heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach (27-0, …


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Alvarez-Gonzalez presser in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordeor
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez

Today Golden Boy Promotions and Televisa held a press conference in Mexico City for WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Josesito Lopez on September 15 in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez: Fights are won with hard training and I should not underestimate any opponent. I always prepare to fight anyone put in front of me and I’m ready for anyone!

Josesito Lopez: No fighter is unbeatable and we must find a way to win. I’m going up in weight, but I’m willing to do whatever it takes to win. I’m Mexican-American with Mexican blood and fight like a Mexican.”

The conference was also attended by WBC featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez and WBO former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, who collide in the co-feature.

Daniel Ponce de Leon: Johnny is a very strong champion. I’m training hard for a great fight.

Jhonny Gonzalez: I want to face the best fighters. Ponce is one them! more photos

By Gabriel F. Cordeor Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez Today Golden Boy Promotions and Televisa held a press conference …


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Philly fighters in spotlight Friday

Three of Philadelphia’a brightest up-and-comers will be on display Friday on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights in Atlantic City, N.J., when Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports presents, “Title Wave,” live professional boxing from Resorts Casino Hotel. In addition to main eventer “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs), 29-year-old super middleweight prospect Farah Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs), who will star in Friday’s nationally-televised 10-round co-feature against Richard Pierson, and bantamweight Miguel Cartagena (5-0, 3 KOs), who will put his unbeaten record on the line against Jose Rivera in a six-round bout.

Perhaps the most unique angle with three Philadelphia fighters on Friday’s card is the fact each one is from a different neighborhood. Lundy was raised in South Philadelphia, where he got his start in boxing by knocking out a would-be bully in the streets. Ennis grew up in Germantown, a small neighborhood in the northwest section, and Cartagena was raised in North Philadelphia – the birthplace of Joe Frazier – where roughly half the population lives below the poverty line. (more…)

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