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

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

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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 …



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 …


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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 …



Boxing Result

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) …


Announcement

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

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


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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…)

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 …


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50 Cent to promote Floyd?

Floyd Mayweather’s close friend “50 Cent” a.k.a. Curtis Jackson has reportedly formed TMT (The Money Team) Promotions and been licensed to promote fights in New York. A application is also pending in Nevada. In addition to promoting or co-promoting the fights of Floyd Mayweather (who already owns Mayweather Promotions), it is expected that the company will sign Yuriorkis Gamboa and Andre Dirrell.

Mayweather is scheduled to be released from the Clark County Detention Center on August 3.

Floyd Mayweather’s close friend “50 Cent” a.k.a. Curtis Jackson has reportedly formed TMT (The Money Team) Promotions and been licensed …


Boxing News

Golden Boy announces CBS boxing deal

No Olympic boxers have been sighed yet, but Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime and CBS Sports have announced that they’ll team up to showcase standout boxers from the 2012 Summer Olympic Games making their professional debuts live on the CBS Television Network. The initial live boxing broadcasts, which will be produced by SHOWTIME Sports, include two dates, Sunday, October 14 and Saturday, December 15 with additional dates to follow. “It is a great pleasure for Golden Boy Promotions to be working with CBS on this exciting network television opportunity for these young athletes,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “It is a chance of a lifetime and a guaranteed career jumpstart for some of these fighters to be able to make their professional debuts in front of millions of viewers on the CBS Television network.”

No Olympic boxers have been sighed yet, but Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime and CBS Sports have announced that they’ll team …


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Pascal apparently out with hand injury

IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud and his trainer Al Bonanni informed the Tallahassee Democrat Tuesday afternoon that they’re hearing Jean Pascal apparently sustained a hand injury that will force a postponement of their August 11 fight. Also we have been informed that a press conference has been called in Montreal to explain the “current situation.”

IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud and his trainer Al Bonanni informed the Tallahassee Democrat Tuesday afternoon that they’re hearing …


Boxing News

Perez-Mamadjonov Undercard

By Francisco Salazar

Fightnews.com first reported last week that Bahodir Mamadjonov was the fighter chosen to replace Michael Katsidis on August 10th at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA. Mamadjonov will face hard-hitting Colombian Darley Perez in a battle of unbeaten lightweights in a 10 round bout that will headline ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” card. Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Beninati informed Fightnews.com on Friday night of the rest of the undercard that will take place that evening. In the other televised bout, super bantamweight Chris Avalos will fight unbeaten Yenifel Vicente in a scheduled eight rounder. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Fightnews.com first reported last week that Bahodir Mamadjonov was the fighter chosen to replace Michael Katsidis on …


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Cloud-Pascal Update

Reporters planning on attending today’s scheduled teleconference for the August 11 light heavyweight clash between world champion Tavoris Cloud and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, received the following email moments before the start of the call:

Dear Boxing Media,

Today’s scheduled SHOWTIME conference call has been postponed. We will provide more information shortly and we appreciate your patience in this matter. We apologize for any inconvenience.

No reason was given for the postponement, and normally this isn’t necessarily a big deal. However this morning Jean Pascal tweeted “It’s a sad morning :-(“

Later he tweeted “It’s a sad morning bcuz my Benz had flat :-)”

Reporters planning on attending today’s scheduled teleconference for the August 11 light heavyweight clash between world champion Tavoris Cloud and …


Boxing News

Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta Update

World-ranked lightweight Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta of the Philippines will shake out at his Media Day at the Black House Gym in San Diego on Wednesday. Gesta, 25-0-1, 13 KOs, is getting set to take on Ty Barnett, 19-2-1, 12 KOs, of Washington, D.C. on Top Rank’s ‘The Future is Now’ boxing event at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino, Las Vegas, on Friday, August 3. Gesta vs Barnett will battle in the main event on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights.

Gesta, 24, said he got the nickname ‘No Mercy” after his 10th pro fight. “My team gave it to me. I’m cool with it,” he said. He is rated IBF #10 in the 135-pound weight division. (more…)

World-ranked lightweight Mercito ‘No Mercy’ Gesta of the Philippines will shake out at his Media Day at the Black House …


Scale Watch

Weights from Perth, Australia

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos by Grant Lauterbach

Danny Green 186.1 vs. Danny Santiago 186.3
Pieter Cronje 197.5 vs Oscar Siale 188.5
Matt Garlett 126.8 vs Hwi Jong Kim 129.0
Wes Capper 156.1 vs David Galvin 151.9
Brandon Ogilvie 138.5 vs Kayne Chapman 140.0
Shane Quinn 197.5 vs Monty Filimaea 197.5
Jeremy Van Diemen 173.7 vs Jason Lord 175.5

Danny Green vs Danny Santiago, promoted by Green Machine Boxing. Wednesday July 25 at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia. More photos…

By Brett Bonetti at the scale Photos by Grant Lauterbach Danny Green 186.1 vs. Danny Santiago 186.3 Pieter Cronje 197.5 …


Boxing News

Guerrero and Aydin: we’re ready

By Robert Hough

Serious entertainment awaits on Saturday night if Selcuk “Mini-Tyson” Aydin performs in the ring against Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero with the same nastiness and aggression he unleashed in a recent teleconference. Aydin initially said he was both focused on training and angry at the lack of U.S. media attention so he wouldn’t say anything. It seems he was listening, though, as he leapt in about 30 minutes after the conversation started. “You speak like a politician,” the Turkish welterweight told Guerrero through a translator, long after his promoter, Ahmet Oner, related something of an obvious observation: this was the perfect opportunity to get U.S. media exposure. “You need to spend more time training and strengthening your jaw because I’m going to break it.”

Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) who moves up two weight classes to face Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., for the WBC interim welterweight championship, gave it right back. “For Aydin to say that I’m talking like a politician and he’s going to break my jaw? He had better be ready, because he doesn’t know what I’ve been through,” he said. “The man’s talking a lot, like he’s going to break this and that? Well, he’d better be ready, because he doesn’t know what I’ve been through in my life.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Serious entertainment awaits on Saturday night if Selcuk “Mini-Tyson” Aydin performs in the ring against Robert “The …


Boxing News

Lundy: It’s Hammer Time!

By Rick Scharmberg
Photos: John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

NABF champion and #1 WBC lightweight contender “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) exudes a quiet confidence as he prepares for his upcoming bout with Raymundo “Sugar” Beltran (25-6, 17 KOs) this Friday, July 27 at Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The fight will be the main event on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Beltran is a tough customer, who is a former USBA lightweight champion and a longtime sparring partner of Manny Pacquiao. “Beltran is a come-forward fighter, and he does that every round. He comes to fight,” stated Lundy, who also owns a top-ten ranking in the IBF and WBO. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Photos: John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com) NABF champion and #1 WBC lightweight contender “Hammerin’” Hank …


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