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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri ...

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Feature Story

Ioka-Yaegashi: Full Report

Photo: Joe Koizumi

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as he pounded out a close but unanimous verdict (115-114 and 115-113 twice) over WBA titlist Akira Yaegashi (15-3, 8 KOs), 105, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.

Carlos Sucre (US) saw the see-saw affair 115-114, Anek Hongtongkam (Thailand) and Koichi Sugiyama (Japan) both had it 115-113, all for the 23-year-old Ioka. The referee was Yuji Fukuchi (Japan) who handled the fast-moving affair well.

Ioka’s opening attack had Yaegashi’s left optic swollen from the first round, which kept the loser from showing his usual combinations against the sharpshooter. The WBA champ’s corner began to use Enswell to reduce Yaegashi’s swelling from the end of the initial session, but it began to be swollen bigger and bigger so that it looked like a black egg in later rounds. (more…)



June 20th, 2012



Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Donaire/Pavlik twinbill

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and former world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik will headline a doubleheader on July 7 under the stars at The Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. Donaire, the reigning WBO junior featherweight champion, will rumble with IBF champion Jeffrey “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula in a world title unification fight to determine the division’s top dog. Pavlik will battle contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York in a 10-round super middleweight bout. The fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Promoted by Top Rank, tickets at The Home Depot Center are priced at $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For information of group discounts, please call 1-877-234-8425.



June 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Povetkin-Rahman back in England?

Looks like the July 14 heavyweight title fight between WBA regular champ Alexander Povetkin and WBA mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman is back on the card on London featuring the grudge match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. That bout had reportedly been pulled from the card and shifted to Germany due to the backlash against the sanctioning of Haye-Chisora against the wishes of the BBB of C, but according to a press announcement by EPIX, which has picked up U.S. TV rights, both fights will take place in the West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground at Upton Park in London. EPIX will also carry the defense July 7 defense of unified IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko against IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson at Stade de Suisse, in Berne, Switzerland, in a rematch of their 2008 fight.



June 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Dallas vs. Castro on FNF

The 12-round main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will feature jr welterweights “The Silent Assassin” Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) and Javier “El Zorro” Castro (27-4, 22 KOs) at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California. Friday’s co-feature will pit undefeated super middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) against Elie Augustama (6-4, 3 KOs). The card is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions.



June 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Ioka wins 105lb unification bout

By Joe Koizumi

WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as he pounded out a close but unanimous verdict (115-114 and 115-113 twice) over WBA titlist Akira Yaegashi (15-3, 8 KOs), 105, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Ioka’s opening attack had Yaegashi’s left optic swollen from the first round, which kept the loser from showing his usual combinations against the sharpshooter. (More to come)



June 20th, 2012

UFC

Fisher ready for one more go round with Stout

UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida airs Friday, June 22 at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET

For 35 years, Spencer Fisher assumed he could get things done himself. In year 36, he realized that he needed a little help. So he packed up his bags, left his wife and kids at home for a few weeks and went out west. It was the best thing he could have done for his mixed martial arts career.
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June 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley Interview



June 20th, 2012

Boxing Result

Koseki keeps WBC female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Momo Koseki (13-2-1, 3 KOs), 101.25, scored her eighth defense of the WBC atomweight belt as she defeated Jujeath Nagaowa (11-11-1, 7 KOs), 101.25, Philippines, by a lopsided decision (98-92 twice and 99-91) over ten fast frames on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The 29-year-old Koseki wrested the WBC 102-pound belt by an upset KO win over defending champ Winyu Paradorngym in two quick rounds in 2008, and thus showed her improvement to make the most defenses among Japanese female titleholders. The Filipino challenger attempted to bore in from the start, but the champ utilized accurate southpaw jabs and straight lefts to take the leadoff. The open scoring system indicated after the fourth: 40-36 twice and 39-37 all for Koseki.

Having acquired the ABCO 105-pound belt by stopping Aisah Alico this February, Nagaowa, 24, kept swinging lefts and rights to come close to the shifty champ, who outpunched the challenger with good combinations to pile up points steadily. After the seventh: 70-63 twice and 69-64 for the more skillful champ. Koseki swept the last three rounds downthe stretch to confirm her triumph thanks to her superior speed and skills.



June 20th, 2012

Boxing News

Miramontes new IBF ratings chairman

The IBF/USBA has announced that Anibal Miramontes has joined the organization’s staff and has assumed the role of Ratings Chairman. Miramontes has a vast amount of experience in the sport of boxing including working as a ringside official for numerous international and world title fights, he has been a member of the ratings committees for other sanctioning organizations in boxing and has served as a consultant for several boxing commissions. Daryl J. Peoples, President of the IBF/USBA, stated, “We are very pleased that Mr. Miramontes has joined the IBF in this capacity. His extensive knowledge of the sport will be an excellent asset to our organization.” Former IBF Ratings Chairman, William James, will continue to be a member of the ratings committee.



June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Soto gunning for 60th win

Former three-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto will seek to join rare company among active fighters with 60 wins as he pursues his 60th professional victory against hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse on Saturday at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Soto (59-7-2, 34 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will battle Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title and look to extend his current 15-fight winning streak. He’ll also look to push himself higher in the world ratings where he is already WBC #2, WBA #3 and WBO #7.

Matthysse (30-2, 28 KOs), whose concussive power led him to scored nine knockdowns in a fight against former World Champion DeMarcus Corley, has won his last two fights and will be making his fifth start in the United States on Saturday night. Matthysse’s only losses came via controversial split decisions to former world champions Devon Alexander and Zab Judah in a pair of fights that many ringside observers felt Matthysse won. A native of Trelew, Argentina, Matthysse is rated number four in the world by the WBC #4, WBA #6 and WBO #11. (more…)



June 19th, 2012

UFC

Tickets On Sale This Week For Shogun vs Vera

UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida airs Friday, June 22 at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET

Shogun vs Vera Live In Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale This Week Starting At $30: The UFC returns to Staples Center for the first time in over two years for a light heavyweight main event showdown between former champion Shogun Rua and Brandon Vera! Plus, another former champion returns as Lyoto Machida battles Ryan Bader! Saturday, August 4 live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, June 20 at 10am PT

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas This July: Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas.

Over 50 UFC & Strikeforce Fighters Appearing At UFC Fan Expo July 6-7 In Vegas: The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year. Featuring UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, current champions Junior dos Santos, Benson Henderson, Carlos Condit, former champions BJ Penn, Wanderlei Silva, Tito Ortiz, and more!

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June 19th, 2012

Feature Story

Adamek: The Eddie Chambers Chapter is closed

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Heavyweight star Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) solidified his top contender status in the heavyweight division by unanimously winning a hard fought battle with Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion discusses that fight and his future plans in this Fightnews.com exclusive.

Tomek, in your mind is there any controversy regarding your unanimous decision win against Eddie Chambers in the Prudential Center?

Like you just said – it was unanimous, wasn’t it? Every fighter feels that he was better unless he was knocked out, and Eddie is not an exception? I did win this fight easily. Please quote this: it was a easy fight because Chambers did nothing to challenge me. He did not want to engage in the fight. He decided to throw maybe two punches and then he went every time into his defensive shell. (more…)



June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Marquez-Reveco to WBA purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA announced today a Purse Bid to a fight between Mexican flyweight regular champion Hernan Marquez and Argentinian Interim WBA flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco. The Bidding will take place on Friday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m. at WBA Headquarters in Panama. The bidding will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.



June 19th, 2012

UFC

Lamas hopes to feed his winning addiction

UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida airs Friday, June 22 at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET

Between college wrestling and his four year mixed martial arts career, Ricardo Lamas has seen what a couple big wins can do to an athlete, and it’s not always good.

“I think in the sport there are definitely people who might think a little too highly of themselves, and that will force them to not train as hard or underestimate other people, and that could be their downfall,” said Lamas, unbeaten in two UFC fights in his new weight class of 145 pounds, finishes of Matt Grice and Cub Swanson. But not surprisingly, the poker-faced native of the Windy City of Chicago doesn’t seem to be going down that path . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Cunningham eyes move to heavyweight

Former two-time IBF cruiserweight champion Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham (24-4, 12 KOs) says he may move to the heavyweight division. “I’m excited to be a free agent again and see what’s out there. I feel like heavyweight is the right move for me right now, but I would still take the right cruiserweight fight. I would love to fight in America again, but I’ll go wherever duty calls.”



June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Johnson vows three KOs tomorrow

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Heavyweight Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs), not exactly known as a KO artist, claims he will knock out all three opponents on his way to victory in tomorrow night’s Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green, England. Bettors have been backing Kingpin with tournament sponsors Betfair and the man who took Vitali Klitschko the distance when he challenged the WBC belt is gunning for title shot number two. The 32-year-old believes he will claim victory in the 25th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night blockbusters and that he will floor all three opponents on the way to glory. (more…)



June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Weights for Prizefighter Int’l Heavyweights

Albert Sosnowski 223.5 vs. Maurice Harris 241.5
Noureddine Meddoune 245.25 vs. Kevin Johnson 243
Tor Hamer 227.5 vs. Marcelo Luiz Nascimento 227
Tom Dallas 233.5 vs. Tom Little 260
Venue: York Hall, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom Sport



June 19th, 2012

Boxing News

Ioka, Yaegashi collide for unification tomorrow

Photos and story by Joe Koizumi

There’s a commonplace expression of “too many” in our boxing industry. It is said a boxer often fights one fight too many in his career such as Jim Jefferies against Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali against Trevor Berbick, Sugar Ray Leonard against Hector Camacho, etc. In our small country Japan, ironists say there are “too many” world champions—fourteen in total—eight male and six female titleholders. The general public here seems quite unable to correctly mention all the names of our champs. Tomorrow, however, a highly anticipated unification title bout of a couple of compatriot champs in the same 105-pound category will take place in Osaka, Japan, probably for us to see our titlists reduce by one (unless it should result in a drawn game). (more…)



June 19th, 2012

Announcement

Camacho Jr. returns to Alamo City

After a 16 month absence from the ring, the son of Puerto Rican boxing legend, Hector “Macho” Camacho, has chosen the Alamo City as the appropriate stage to present his long awaited comeback. Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. (53-4-1, 28 KOs) will return to San Antonio, TX, on June 23rd at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza  in an eight round main event against Mexican born fighter Bernardo Guereca (16-14-1, 3 KOs). (more…)



June 19th, 2012

UFC

The Blueprint: Franklin vs. Silva II

UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II is LIVE on PPV Saturday, June 23 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Rewind the clock six years.

That may seem like the blink of an eye to a parent watching his or her child grow. But it is a lifetime for a professional athlete, particularly professional fighters.

Six years ago, Wanderlei Silva was one of the most feared men on the planet. He wasn’t necessarily the best mixed martial artist in the PRIDE Fighting Championships. After all, his forte wasn’t technique. He was the scariest fighter in PRIDE, and his forte was pain . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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June 19th, 2012




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