Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Barthelemy opponent named

Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) will face Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, in the co-main event of “Miami Warfare II” on August 18 at the MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida. 26-year-old Barthelemy, is the brother of Olympic medalist Yan and currently rated #8 in the world by the IBF.

The show will also feature an exciting junior-welterweight main event between Breidis Prescott (25-4, 18 KOs) and well-known Francisco “Gato” Figueroa (20-4-1, 13 KOs).

Cuban super featherweight sensation Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) will face Alejandro “Soma” Rodriguez (14-6, 7 KOs) of …


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Golovkin set to make USA debut

“I’m very excited to face Grzegorz Proksa on September 1st,” says WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs), who will defend against Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) in his USA debut. The bout was officially announced today. “Proksa has never been in the ring with a puncher like me and I’m here to show the world what I’m made of,” continued Golovkin. “I’ve wanted to fight in the United States for a long time and look forward to fighting the best middleweights in the world in the near future.”

Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions added, “Gennady trains in America and is committed to fighting here where there have been so many middleweight legends; we’re grateful to HBO for this opportunity to showcase his skills. We strongly feel that he is the BEST middleweight in the world right now and we’re anxious for the world to see that.”

The fight will take place at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Ticket information to be announced shortly.

“I’m very excited to face Grzegorz Proksa on September 1st,” says WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs), who …



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Chagaev and Universum to part ways

Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev’s promotional contract with longtime promoter Universum was terminated this month by mutual agreement. However, Chagaev will do one more fight under the Universum banner which will probably take place in September in Moscow. “Universum owes Chagaev owes a great deal. He has had great fights. We wish him all the best for the future,” said Universum chief Waldemar Kluch. The move is part of a youth movement by Universum to focus on the development of young prospects.

Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev’s promotional contract with longtime promoter Universum was terminated this month by mutual agreement. However, …


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Matthysse-Olusegun in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It is reported that Argentinian slugger Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) will face Nigerian Ajose Olusegun (30-0, 14 KOs) for a WBC interim super lightweight title on September 8 at a venue to be named. That same night the IBF world champion Randall Bailey will defend his crown against former WBC beltholder Devon Alexander. The Matthysse-Olusegun winner would then face the winner of the October 20 clash between WBC super lightweight world champion Danny Garcia and ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales.

By Gabriel F. Cordero It is reported that Argentinian slugger Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs) will face Nigerian Ajose Olusegun …




UFC

“Showtime” Pettis talks meal time

Next time you’re in Milwaukee, “Showtime Bar & Grill” is worth a visit. The establishment is jointly owned by highly-regarded MMA trainer Duke Roufus and his prized protégé, former WEC lightweight world champ Anthony “Showtime” Pettis. On the menu at the hotspot: Pizza with Italian sausage, a Kobe Beef Burger, chili cheese fries and a ribeye steak. All very tempting to the 25-year-old Pettis (13-2), who recently spoke with UFC.com about his predominantly organic diet and how it has made weight-cutting easy . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com

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Next time you’re in Milwaukee, “Showtime Bar & Grill” is worth a visit. The establishment is jointly owned by highly-regarded …


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Groves: There’s loads more layers I can add

Stellar British and Commonwealth title wins over James DeGale and Paul Smith in 2011 established Hammersmith super-middleweight George Groves as one on British boxing’s brightest young lights. However, injury has led to inactivity, but now restored to full health and fitness, the 24 year old Adam Booth managed starlet makes a welcome return to service this weekend, albeit at the HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, when he faces off with dangerous looking Mexican Francisco ‘Panchito’ Sierra.

Prior to his departure, Groves reflected on his recent difficulties with boxing writer Glynn Evans and mapped out the path that he believes will conclude with a world title over the next 12 months. (more…)

Stellar British and Commonwealth title wins over James DeGale and Paul Smith in 2011 established Hammersmith super-middleweight George Groves as …


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Interview: Ty Barnett

Interviewer Gary “Digital” Williams
Video: Juan Marshall of ProAm Fight Talk

Lightweight Ty Barnett (19-2-1, 12 KOs) was interviewed at the 12 Rounds Boxing Gym located in Capitol Heights, MD about his next fight against unbeaten and world rated Mercito Gesta (25-0-1, 13 KOs) that will take place at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino in Las Vegas on the August 3rd edition of ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.

Interviewer Gary “Digital” Williams Video: Juan Marshall of ProAm Fight Talk Lightweight Ty Barnett (19-2-1, 12 KOs) was interviewed at …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Albuquerque

Text & photos by Jose Leon Castillo

At the scales for Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble II” at the YDI Wool Warehouse Friday Night:

Josh Torres 148.6 vs. Joe Gomez-148.6
Nazareth Rojas 153.6 vs. Arturo Crespin 156.4
Cristian Cabral 146.8 vs. Michael Herrera 149
Fernando Reyes 270.8 vs. Guto Feliciano 216.8
Antonio Garcia 128.8 vs. John Herrera 129.2

Doors open at 6:00 pm, first bell rings at 7:00 pm. Tickets range from $30.00 to $50.00. For more information call Isabel Chavez, 505-261-1502.

Text & photos by Jose Leon Castillo At the scales for Chavez Promotions’ “Warehouse Rumble II” at the YDI Wool Warehouse Friday …



Boxing News

Sosa-Ikehara Presser

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

The pre-fight press conference took place today for Saturday’s WBC Silver flyweight title clash between former WBC world champion Edgar Sosa and Shigetaka Ikehara taking place at the Centro de Espectaculos de la Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Edgar Sosa: “I have really wanted to go back to being world champion and I am working hard to achieve it. This Saturday I’ll show it once again and I want another chance to claim that title. I’m recovered from my injury and ready to fight anyone in this division.”

In the co-featured bout. world-rated super featherweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon will face the experienced Miguel “Mickey” Roman in a very interesting and high intensity fight. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel The pre-fight press conference took place today for Saturday’s WBC …


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Farah Ennis gets national TV slot

By John Disanto / Philly Boxing History (.com)

Germantown super middleweight Farah Ennis is familiar to Philadelphia boxing fans who have watched him develop over the past six years in local Philly rings like the Blue Horizon, National Guard Armory, and the South Philly Arena, as well as various Atlantic City casino ballrooms. His mix of boxing skill, size and power have made him a respected prospect. However his extreme calm in the ring and quiet nature outside it, have perhaps kept him from becoming a household name among fight fans in the City of Brotherly Love.

His serene and steady approach, in place of brash talk and showy antics, has earned him a nickname of “The Quiet Storm”. That name fits well. (more…)

By John Disanto / Philly Boxing History (.com) Germantown super middleweight Farah Ennis is familiar to Philadelphia boxing fans who …


Scale Watch

Weights from Pechanga

Tony Harrison 153.2 Vs. Calvin Odom 155.8
Hector Serrano 142 Vs Arturo Brambila 144
Walter Sarnoi 122 Vs Christian Bojorquez 122
Jacob Bonas 147 Vs Saul Benitez 148
Luis Hernandez 143 Vs Rashad Hughes 147.2
Moses Alvizo 149 Vs William Mceloy 149

Venue: Pechanga Resort, Temecula, CA
Promoter: Emanuel Steward

Tony Harrison 153.2 Vs. Calvin Odom 155.8 Hector Serrano 142 Vs Arturo Brambila 144 Walter Sarnoi 122 Vs Christian Bojorquez …


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Weights from Atlantic City

Hank Lundy 134.85 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.3
Richard Pierson 167.5 vs. Farah Ennis 169
Jose Rivera 116.2 vs. Miguel Cartagena 114.4
Josh Mercado 142 vs. Korey Sloane 145
Ismael Garcia 154.6 vs. Kenneth Moody 156.2
Richie Andrews 143.2 vs. Anthony Young 145.3

Venue: Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports
TV: ESPN2

Hank Lundy 134.85 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.3 Richard Pierson 167.5 vs. Farah Ennis 169 Jose Rivera 116.2 vs. Miguel Cartagena …



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La Barby on the cover of Playboy

Story and photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Today before a large group of media representatives the official presentation was made of Mariana Juarez as the first Mexican female fighter to pose for Playboy Magazine in the Mexico-version of its August issue. Wearing a beautiful black dress, Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez posed for many cameras next to the cover of the magazine.

“For me it was really an honor that this prestigious magazine has offered me the opportunity to appear on its pages,” said Mariana after the press conference. (more…)

Story and photos by Pepe Rodriguez Today before a large group of media representatives the official presentation was made of …


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Gomez ready for Porter

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) of Anaheim, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico will step back into the ring against highly regarded and undefeated prospect Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter (19-0, 14 KOs) this Saturday July 28th at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California in the co-feature bout for the vacant NABO welterweight title which is being headlined by three-division world champion Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero (28-1-1, 18 KOs) taking on Selcuk ‘Mini Tyson’ Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBC interim welterweight title and will be broadcast live on SHOWTIME’s ‘Championship Boxing.’ (more…)

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde Welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) of Anaheim, California by way of Guadalajara, …


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Weights from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

Jesus Valadez 140 vs. Edgar Vazquez 140
Juan Dominguez 229 vs. Rodrigo Ramirez 260
Erick Cebreros 127 vs. Benny Guevara 121
Aldwayne Simpson 143 vs. Miguel Nava (Will Weigh In Tomorrow)
Ciro Arrellanos 141 vs. Martin Gomez 141
Pedro Garcia 134.5 vs. Luis Contreras 135

Venue: Salon Mutualista
Promoter: Promotions PM

By Felipe Leon Jesus Valadez 140 vs. Edgar Vazquez 140 Juan Dominguez 229 vs. Rodrigo Ramirez 260 Erick Cebreros 127 …


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Mayfield seeking new opponent

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten junior welterweight Karim Mayfield will not be fighting Mauricio Herrera on August 17th, as was originally planned, Prize Fight Promotions Vice President of Operations Nate Yoder told Fightnews.com on Tuesday. According to Yoder, Herrera pulled out of the fight against Mayfield due to an apparent back injury suffered during training.

The fight card was originally going to take place in San Francisco. Instead, the card will take place across the San Francisco Bay at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, located just north of Oakland. Prize Fight Promotions is currently looking for a replacement for Herrera and are willing to take on all comers, according to Yoder. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten junior welterweight Karim Mayfield will not be fighting Mauricio Herrera on August 17th, as was originally …



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Bute returns November 3

InterBox has announced that Lucian Bute (30-1-0, 24 KO) will return to the ring in Montreal on November 3. His opponent will be undefeated Russian born Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KO). “After several talks with Lucian and head trainer Stephan Larouche, we established a complete list of Lucian’s needs and evaluated each opponent in function with such list. We stopped looking once we got to Denis Grachev and got the fight signed. Three of his last four opponents were undefeated, and he KO’d two of them. Grachev is the best available boxer that Lucian can fight,” stated InterBox President Jean Bedard. “I would like to thank Mark Dion, Denis Grachev’s Manager, for agreeing to take this fight. So far the entire Team has been very professional.”

In his last outing, Grachev, who resides in San Diego, California, captured the attention of the entire boxing World in defeating one of the most highly regarded Light Heavyweight prospects, Ismayl Sillakh, by way of KO in the 8th round. “We chose Grachev for his abilities in the ring. I am convinced that his punching power and inside brawler style will be a good test for Lucian,” declared Bute’s head trainer Stephan Larouche. (more…)

InterBox has announced that Lucian Bute (30-1-0, 24 KO) will return to the ring in Montreal on November 3. His …


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CES wins court case; Lundy-Beltran is on

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports scored a knockout victory in a New York City courtroom Thursday fighting on behalf #1-ranked lightweight “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy. On the eve of Lundy’s nationally-televised showdown with Mexican challenger Raymundo Beltran, rival promoter Boxing 360 (who Lundy also signed a contract with) pushed for a last-minute preliminary injunction that would’ve cancelled Lundy’s NABF title defense on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. CES, represented in court by boxing attorney Scott Shaffer, convinced New York Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos a last-minute injunction to cancel the event would’ve been unfair to all parties, thus Ramos ruled in favor of CES. (more…)

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports scored a knockout victory in a New York City courtroom Thursday fighting on behalf …


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Golovkin-Proksa Update

Fightnews.com has learned that an announcement will be made shortly to officially launch the big September 1 world title defense of world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) against European titleholder Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Golovkin will be defending both his WBA and IBO belts against Proksa, who stepped in to replace WBO kingpin Dmitry Pirog, who pulled out of a unification bout citing a back injury.

Golovkin-Proksa will headline an HBO doubleheader that will open with a clash between former jr middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-1, 24 KOs) and unbeaten Jonathan Gonzalez (15-0, 13 KOs).

Fightnews.com has learned that an announcement will be made shortly to officially launch the big September 1 world title defense …


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Katajisto-Williams Sept 8 in Finland

Unbeaten Finnish national and Baltic Boxing Union (BBU) heavyweight titlist Janne “Finnish Butterbean” Katajisto (10-0-1, 5 KO) of Finland will take a step up in class when he looks to successfully defend against former Mike Tyson conqueror and former WBC heavyweight title challenger Danny “Brixton Bomber” Williams (44-11, 33 KO) ok the UK. Williams is currently licensed by the Baltic League of Professional Boxing, making him eligible for the title. The bout will take place in Vaasa, Finland with Caramelito Promotions hosting the event.

Unbeaten Finnish national and Baltic Boxing Union (BBU) heavyweight titlist Janne “Finnish Butterbean” Katajisto (10-0-1, 5 KO) of Finland will …


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Caballero-Roman collide August 24

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Randy Caballero will fight Manuel Roman in a scheduled 10 round bantamweight bout on Friday, August 24th, manager Frank Espinoza confirmed to Fightnews.com on Wednesday morning. An intriguing bout between once-beaten lightweights could also land on that date as Michael Perez will take on Fidel Maldonado in a scheduled 10 round bout. The card, which would be promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, will likely headline a “ShoBox: the New Generation” card.

Although no venue has been officially named, the card could land at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, according to Gordon Hall, who is the Vice President of Production at Showtime. Hall, who is also the Executive Producer of “ShoBox: The New Generation,” spoke to Fightnews.com on Friday evening. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten Randy Caballero will fight Manuel Roman in a scheduled 10 round bantamweight bout on Friday, August …


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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., …


Boxing News

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 …


UFC

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


UFC

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 …


Boxing News

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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