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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Announcement

CBHOF to induct Glenn Feldman

Awards Dinner Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun

Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) founder and president Glenn S. Feldman will be one of seven inductees to be honored at the 7th CBHOF gala induction dinner Saturday, October 29th in the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville. (more…)



October 10th, 2011



Preview

Holm set to clash with Mathis

The biggest fight this year in women’s boxing, pitting two of the top three welters in the world against each other, is set for Dec. 2 at Route 66 west of Albuquerque.

Billed as “World Dominance,” the top female pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Holly Holm (30-1-3, 9 KOs) will fight for the vacant IBA and WBAN 147-pound belt against WIBA welter champ Anne Sophie Mathis (24-1, 21 KOs), of France. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Preview

El Paso card set for Saturday

Zeferino Entertainment’s first installment of the “Battle at the Ballpark” series, at El Paso’s Cohen Stadium, is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, after a rocky start with the main event. After heavyweight David Rodriguez refused a series of opponents by his promoter and the WBC nixed a Fecombox title defense against journeyman Byron Polley, who’d dropped four of his last five bouts, the unbeaten, still-unproven-as-a-contender heavyweight was replaced by Hector Camacho, Jr., who was, in turn, replaced with El Paso’s Jennifer Han. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

WBA Purse Bid results

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Monday in Panama City a Purse Bid ordered by the WBA Championship Committee took place for fights between super bantamweight champion Rico Ramos and the interim champ Guillermo Rigondeaux, as well as welterweight champ Vyacheslav Senchenko and Brad Solomon.

The Senchenko-Solomon fight will be promoted by Union Boxing Promotion, tendering an bid of $1,100,000. The Heavyweight Factory offered 200,000. Probable date will be January or February 2012 in Ukraine.

Top Rank made the only offer for the showdown between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Rico Ramos, offering $126,000. Possible dates are December 17 in Oklahoma or Dallas, or January 10 in Miami or Las Vegas.



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Fright Night Club Oct 27

The October 27 edition of Golden Boy Promotions’ “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles will be a special Halloween “Fright Night Club” card featuring unbeaten prospects in jr middleweight Alfonso Blanco (6-0, 2 KOs) and welterweight Ernesto Ocon (4-0, 2 KOs). Opponents for Blanco, Ocon and a full undercard will be announced shortly.



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Camacho Jr. vs. ‘Six Heads’ Lewis

Former top contender Hector Camacho Jr. will face off on December 17th against former WBA welterweight champion Andrew ‘Six Heads’ Lewis at the Princess Hotel and Casino in Georgetown, Guyana. With president of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) Peter Abdool and Sales Manager of Princess Hotel and Casino Nadine Higgs as witnesses, both Lewis and Alfred affixed their signatures to the respective contract to honour the date. Camacho remotely from New York City emailed a photograph of himself signing the contract. The event is being promoted by Seon Bristol of Briso Promotions. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Petkovic to face Salif

Local hero Alexander Petkovic (40-4-4) will take on Cisse Salif (24-17-2) for the vacant WBA international heavyweight championship this Friday in Obertraubling, Regensburg, Germany. Eurosport will broadcast the show promoted by ARENA Sports-Promotion in association with Petkos Boxpromotion. Petkovic, a former cruiserweight contender who lost a decision to world champion Johnny Nelson back in November 2003, is unbeaten as a heavyweight since moving up in 2007. Originally Petkovic was scheduled to face unbeaten John Napari from Ghana for the WBF intercontinental and PABA championship. But Napari didn’t get his visa in time forcing Petkovic to take the fight against Salif. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Kell Brook headed to the USA?

“When I get in there I make good fighters look ordinary,” said unbeaten WBO #2 rated welterweight Kell Brook, who stopped Rafal Jackiewicz in the sixth round of their world title eliminator clash on Saturday in Sheffield, England. “Jackiewicz has beaten Jan Zaveck, he’s held the European title and mixed with big names and on Saturday he didn’t hit me, I didn’t move out of second gear and could’ve finish it whenever I wanted to. I’m in that elite league now – I’m headlining sold-out hometown shows and I’ve got the sponsorship deals rolling in, only good things can happen from now on. I want Amir Khan but he doesn’t want me, it’s just a matter of time though. I keep beating whoever Eddie Hearn puts in front of me and the public want it, they’ll demand it. When I get that world title belt it’ll be a massive fight.”

Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said that the next move for Brook could be an outing on the undercard of stablemate Carl Froch’s Super-Middleweight unification fight and Super Six final against Andre Ward on December 17 in Atlantic City. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

DeGale ready for Wilczewski

James DeGale is refreshed and ready to go for this Saturday night at the Liverpool Echo Arena in his European Super-Middleweight title challenge. The former British Champion takes on the tough title-holder from Poland Piotr Wilczewski who’s only lost once in 30 fights and is ranked number two by the WBO. He features as chief support to the big showdown between WBO World Light-Heavyweight Champion Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, LIVE on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456) (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Hopkins’ legacy continues

Story by Matt Richardson
Photos by Chris Cozzone

At 46-years-old and as the oldest boxer to ever win a legitimate world title, light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins can be classified as many things.

But in his old age, one thing Hopkins can’t be called, at least in terms of discussing his fight on Saturday night against Chad Dawson (HBO pay-per-view, 9 PM ET) is dishonest . . . Click here for more



October 10th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Nava-Matthysse

Ringside report & photos by Felipe Leon

With the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium filled to the hilt, homegrown “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava (25-4-3, 11 KOs) made her triumphant return to her native city as she dominated the relentless Soledad Edith “Guerrera” Matthysse (9-3-1, 1 KO) over ten rounds in the Saturday, October 8th, main event. The marathon fight card was presented by Zanfer Promotions and Top Rank and broadcast live in Mexico on the Azteca channel. After fighting to a hard earned draw and then suffering a loss in her two wars with Ana Maria Torres earlier this year, Nava earned her first win of the year with a dominant display of speed and technique against the over matched but courageous Argentinean . . . Click here for more



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Lanard Lane returns Oct 29

Junior welterweight boxer and full time Houston Fire Department firefighter Lanard “El Bombero” Lane (12-1, 7 KOs) will be taking on undefeated Johnny Garcia (9-0, 7 KOs) for the Texas State Jr. Welterweight title on October 29 at the Pharr Event Center in Pharr, Texas. The fight card will be promoted by I-Entertainment with a portion of the revenue will be donated to the Foundation, a organization dedicated to assisting abused and neglected children.



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Aaron Garcia Update

By Felipe Leon

Photo: Felipe Leon

Former amateur stand out Aaron Garcia (10-2-2, 2KOs) of San Marcos, CA, is ready for the biggest challenge of his career when he takes on Filipino Bernabe Concepcion (28-5-1, 154KOs) on Thursday, October 27th, at the San Manuel Casino in Highland, CA. The ten round bout will be for the vacant WBC Continental Americas featherweight title and will be broadcast live Fox Sports Net as the main event of “Top Rank Live” presented by Top Rank Promotions. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Tough test for Oosthuizen

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced the bill for November 23 at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park with super middleweight Tommy Oosthuizen topping the card against Maxim Vlasov in an IBO title defence. The 23-year-old Oosthuizen (16-0-1, 11 KOs) who won the vacant belt in March this year and has made successful defences against William Gare and Aaron Pryor Jr faces a tough one against the 25-year-old Vlasov from Samara, Russia.

Vlasov (21-1, 11 KOs) suffered his only loss against Johannesburg based Malawian Isaac Chilemba in Februray this year despite having Chilemba down for two counts in the eighth round. However, since that loss he has scored impressive wins over Gennady Maximov (W8) and Gasan Gasanov (TKO8). (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Brad Pitt stays unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Australian cruiserweight champion Brad Pitt (11-0, 9 KOs) had a easy night against Hugo Sclarandi (41-43-8, 13 KOs) in a scheduled ten round bout on Sunday at Bruno’s Gym, Rosebud, Victoria. Pitt controlled rounds one, two and three, then dropped the Argentine importation in round four and referee Wayne Ashdown crowned Pitt at 2:26. For more details and photos click here…



October 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Tapales defeats Mubiru

By Joe Koizumi

Up-and-coming 19-year-old Filipino southpaw, OPBF#5 super-flyweight Marlon Tapales (19-1, 6 KOs), 117, impressively defeated Japan-based Ugandan Martin Mubiru (8-3, 5 KOs), 117, by a unanimous decision (97-89 and 96-90 twice) over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Liloan, Cebu, Philippines. Tapales, who previously served as sparring partner for the current WBC 105-pound champ Kazuto Ioka in Japan, floored the game opponent with a left uppercut in the fourth and with a southpaw right hook in the sixth. Mubiru fought back hard, but Tapales was still fresh and ferocious enough to hurt the fading Ugandan down the stretch. Mubiru had been evaluated highly thanks to his upset eighth round stoppage of ex-Korean champ Big Yoo (AKA Hayato Kimura) last October, but Tapales proved too much for him chiefly because of his superior stamina in later rounds. Promoter: Wakee Salud.



October 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Tye Fields gets 49th win

From Fightnews Canada

Edmonton-based heavyweight Tye Fields collected win number 49 Friday night with a 6th round TKO victory over the always tough Raphael Butler at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Time of the stoppage was 2:37 of round six in their ten round main event on the KO Boxing-promoted card. The victory marked the Montana-born boxer’s fourth consecutive victory since last tasting defeat, improving his overall record to 49-4, 44 KOs). Butler, who took Canadian heavyweight champ Neven Pajkic the distance in a close slugfest just two bouts ago, simply didn’t have the power nor ring savvy to keep the 6’8 Fields timid or cautious at any point in the contest. He suffers his 11th defeat against 35 victories. (more…)



October 10th, 2011

Boxing Result

Weliya wins vacant SA title

By Ron Jackson

In one of the poorest SA title fights in many years, Balema Weliya won the vacant national super-middleweight title in Johannesburg on Sunday. Weliya stopped Goodman Dywili 61 seconds into the ninth round at the Old Mutual Hall at the University of the Witwatersrand. (more…)



October 9th, 2011

Boxing News

More Pacquiao arrival shots

Photos by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank (more…)



October 9th, 2011

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 136

Report by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Photos by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It was like déjà vu all over again.

After nearly being beaten and bloodied in the opening round of his second match with Gray Maynard, UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar found himself in similar territory all over again . . . Click here for more
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October 9th, 2011

UFC

Postfight video: UFC 136


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October 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Nonito Donaire Workout

Photos: Sean McDonough

WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire held a public workout Saturday at the Undisputed Gym in San Carlos, California. Those in attendance saw Donaire participate in a full training session as he prepares for his world title defense against Omar “EL Huracan” Narvaez on October 22nd in The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. More photos



October 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Amilcar Brusa hospitalized

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Renowned veteran Argentinian boxing trainer Amilcar Brusa, best known for working with ring legend Carlos Monzon among 14 world champions, has been hospitalized because of acute bronchitis. He will turn 89 years of age later this month.



October 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao arrival interview



October 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Larsen rejoins Team Sauerland

Mads Larsen (51-3, 38 KOs) has rejoined Team Sauerland to put himself back in line for a title fight. The former European Super-Middleweight Champion will again be working out under the guidance of Ulli Wegner. The German star coach, who also trains former IBF Middleweight Champion Arthur Abraham, WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck and IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, was in Larsen´s corner for five fights in 2007 and 2008 during the Golden Boy´s first stint with Team Sauerland. “We are delighted to have Mads back on the team,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “We have been in touch for a while and we´re thrilled that everything is now signed and sealed. There is still a lot of boxing left in Mads. Ulli Wegner will bring out the best in him and get him ready for a future title fight.” (more…)



October 9th, 2011




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