WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

Ward-Kovalev undercard results

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Boxing Result

Lopez, Ruso victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Welterweight Jose “Piston” Lopez (17-2-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over Jose Emilio Perea (21-2, 13 KOs) to claim the WBF title on Friday night at the legendary Jalisco Arena in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 114-114.

In the co-feature, super bantamweight (24-11-4, 19 KOs) Giovanni “Ruso” Caro scored a fourth round TKO over Mario Macias (24-9, 11 KOs).

The card was presented by Promociones Del Pueblo and HG Boxing, and televised in Mexico by Cadena 3.

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Welterweight Jose “Piston” Lopez (17-2-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over Jose Emilio …


UFC

Ronda Rousey unscripted

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) There’s no escaping Ronda Rousey these days. Far and away the most publicized female fighter in mixed martial arts today, the Strikeforce bantamweight champion may also be the best.

Five wins. All by submission via armbar. All coming in the first round. You can’t argue with that kind of success, but it may also be getting lost in the talk of Ronda in ESPN’s “Body Issue,” Ronda trashing Kim Kardashian, and Ronda being on the red carpet. Maybe the only one who hasn’t forgotten what got Rousey to this point is the champion herself. And she is well aware that she will be in for the fight of her young career on Saturday against former champion Sarah Kaufman. So she’s prepared accordingly … Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

(Photo courtesy of UFC.com) There’s no escaping Ronda Rousey these days. Far and away the most publicized female fighter in …



Scale Watch

Weights from Tacoma

Jose Hernandez 134.5 vs. Robert Osiobe 134.5
Nate Serrano 146 vs. Osvaldo Rojas 146.5
Omar Avelar 138.5 vs. William Fernandez 134
Gabriel Pineda 138.5* vs. Matthew Flores 134
Jose Leon 149 vs. Jesse Uhde 150
Andre Ramos 129 vs. Frank Mendez 131.5
* Pineda 2.5 lbs over contract limit

Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino
Tickets: Ticketmaster.com, First Bout: 7 PM

Jose Hernandez 134.5 vs. Robert Osiobe 134.5 Nate Serrano 146 vs. Osvaldo Rojas 146.5 Omar Avelar 138.5 vs. William Fernandez …


Boxing News

M. Hatton: I’m a world-class fighter

Manchester’s Matthew Hatton is a fighter who has always done things the hard way. Living large portions of his career with the unwanted “little brother” tag attached to him, Hatton also endured a number of defeats that hampered his progress and perhaps suggested that he didn’t possess the necessary attributes to advance past the domestic dwelling that he found himself in. (more…)

Manchester’s Matthew Hatton is a fighter who has always done things the hard way. Living large portions of his career …




Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

Breidis Prescott 138 vs. Francisco Figueroa 139
Rances Barthelemy 129.5 vs. Alejandro Rodríguez 129
Leosvy Mayedo 153 vs. Joseph Benjamin 158
Malcolm Stimthil 142 vs. Cassius Clay 148
Hairon Socarras 121.5 vs. DeWayne Wisdom 123
Roberto J. Acevedo 164 vs. Donald Clark 158.5
Radivoje Kalajdzic 168.5 vs. Jerrod Caldwell 170.5
Yunieski Gonzalez 167.5 vs. Jermaine Mackey 169
Venue: MACC at the Doubletree Hotel in Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate

Breidis Prescott 138 vs. Francisco Figueroa 139 Rances Barthelemy 129.5 vs. Alejandro Rodríguez 129 Leosvy Mayedo 153 vs. Joseph Benjamin …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hammond, IN

Fres Oquendo 220 vs. Robert Hawkins 245
Mike Kurzeja 170 vs. Gerald Taylor 174
(WSBC light heavyweight title)
Dimar Ortuz 186 vs. Donta Woods 180
Abdulai Amidu 145 vs. Jacob Stiers NA
Frank Scalise 133 vs. Randy Ronchi 132
Johnny Lewus 143 vs. Hugo Guarneros 138
David Martin III 213 vs. Joshua Clark 222
Paul Littleton 164 vs. Darnell Wilson 166
Simon Buettner 176 vs. Mike Reiter 172
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN

Fres Oquendo 220 vs. Robert Hawkins 245 Mike Kurzeja 170 vs. Gerald Taylor 174 (WSBC light heavyweight title) Dimar Ortuz …


Boxing Result

George stops Miranda; Molina tops Frias

IBF #10 super middleweight Don “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over late sub Dionisio Miranda (21-8-2, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. The one-sided bout was stopped between rounds six and seven. George was originally slated to fight in the main event against Adonis Stevenson in an IBF elimination bout, but Stevenson pulled out with a hand injury.

In the new headliner, IBF #6, WBC #8 junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (20-5-2, 6 KOs) scored a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over outclassed Damian “Devo” Frias (19-5-1, 10 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all cards.

IBF #10 super middleweight Don “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over late sub Dionisio …


Feature Story

Preview: Quintana vs. Obermiller

Preview by Bill Green

Double R Boxing Productions presents HXT: Heartland Xtreme Throw down! Live Pro boxing, August 18th, 2012 at the Platte Duetshe event center, located in Grand Island, Nebraska. The main event will feature Brandon “Pit-bull” Quintana 5-7 (4) vs. Chad Obermiller, in a scheduled eight-round lightweight contest. (more…)

Preview by Bill Green Double R Boxing Productions presents HXT: Heartland Xtreme Throw down! Live Pro boxing, August 18th, 2012 …



Boxing News

Organizations establish memorial funds for Akinyanju

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Two organizations that were involved in the life of Abodunrin “Bo” Akinyanju have established funds in his memory. Akinyanju died on August 16 in a traffic accident in Delaware.

DC-area boxing promotional company Keystone Boxing, who promoted Akinyanju’s last bout on March 10 in DC, has established a memorial fund which can be found by going to this link: http://keystoneboxing.chipin.com/bo-akinyanju-memorial-fund

Also, G&K Services, the company Akinyanju worked for at the time of his passing has also established a memorial fund. Tax-deductable contributions, made out to the “Bo Akinyanju Memorial Fund” can be sent to this address:

G&K Services Foundation
Attn: Lisa Gallmeyer
5995 Opus Parkway, Suite 500
Minnetonka, MN 55343

By Gary “Digital” Williams Two organizations that were involved in the life of Abodunrin “Bo” Akinyanju have established funds in …


UFC

Strikeforce at the scales

Weighin results for Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, which is headlined by the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship bout between Ronda Rousey and Sarah Kaufman, and the middleweight bout between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Derek Brunson, airing on Showtime from the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California at 10pm ET / PT. Fans can also tune in to Showtime Extreme at 8pm ET / PT to see prelim bouts.

MAIN EVENT
STRIKEFORCE WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Sarah Kaufman (134) vs Ronda Rousey (135)

MAIN CARD
Derek Brunson (186) vs “Jacare” Souza (186)
Roger Bowling (170) vs Tarec Saffiedine (169.5)
Anthony Smith (186) vs Lumumba Sayers (185)
T.J. Cook (203) vs Ovince St. Preux (205.5)

SHOWTIME EXTREME PRELIMS
Julie Kedzie (135) vs Miesha Tate (136)
Keith Berry (186) vs Adlan Amagov (186)
Matt Ricehouse (155) vs Bobby Green (155)
Germaine de Randamie (144) vs Hiroko Yamanaka (145) (more…)

Weighin results for Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, which is headlined by the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship bout between Ronda Rousey …


Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Joel Diaz 130 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 129
Glen Tapia 159 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 159
Patrick Farrell 217 vs. Wayne Hampton 263
Joey Dawejko 238 vs. Dorsett Barnwell 248
Thomas LaManna 157 vs. Yolexcy Leiva 155
Anthony Gangemi 151 vs. Jimmy Ellis 150
Tyrone McKenna 143 vs. Anthony Morrison 145
Tyrell Wright 202 vs. Dennis Benson 249
Tioka Kahn Klary 132 vs. Jamil Winfield 132
Venue: Ballys Atlantic City
Promoter: John Lynch’s Pound for Pound Promotions
1st Bell: 7:30 pm

Joel Diaz 130 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 129 Glen Tapia 159 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 159 Patrick Farrell 217 vs. Wayne Hampton …


Scale Watch

Weights from West Virginia

Photo: Peter Czymbor

Paul Spadafora 141 vs. Humberto Toledo 141
Brian Minto 213 vs. Mike Sheppard 227
(WBA NABA-US Heavyweight Title)
Dante Moore 158 vs. Mustafah Johnson 154 1/2
Billy Hutchinson 142 1/2 vs. Clifford Gregory 145
Daniel Martz 264 vs. Justin Novaria 275 3/4
Justin Howes vs. Andres Taylor
*Will weigh in tomorrow.

Venue: Mountaineer Casino – Chester, West Virginia
TV: NESportsTV.com online PPV $9.99

Photo: Peter Czymbor Paul Spadafora 141 vs. Humberto Toledo 141 Brian Minto 213 vs. Mike Sheppard 227 (WBA NABA-US Heavyweight …



Scale Watch

Weights from Puebla, Mexico

By.Gabriel F. Cordero

Juan Carlos Salgado 129.60 vs Jonathan Barros 129.60
IBF super featerweight world title
René González 134.65 vs Ricardo Álvarez 134.65
WBA Fedelatin lightweight title
Alejandro Flakita Sanabria 135.75 vs Seiichi Okada 134.20
Samuel Gutiérrez 108.90 vs Josué Vega 108.90
Martín “Pini” Casilla 121.45 vs Francisco Juma 122.10
Martín Tecuapetla 111.80 vs Said León 111

Venue:Miguel Hidalgo Gym in Puebla
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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By.Gabriel F. Cordero Juan Carlos Salgado 129.60 vs Jonathan Barros 129.60 IBF super featerweight world title René González 134.65 vs …


Scale Watch

Weights from Peru

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photo: Andina-Peru

Alberto Rossel 106 vs Karluis Diaz 106
(WBA interim light flyweight world title)

David Zegarra 151.80 vs Emilio Julio 151.80
Carlos Zambrano 125.40 vs Alvaro Marimon 125.40

Venue: Coliseo Miguel Grau, Callao, Peru
Promoter: Jorge Bartra
TV: Peru ATV

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photo: Andina-Peru Alberto Rossel 106 vs Karluis Diaz 106 (WBA interim light flyweight world title) David Zegarra …


Scale Watch

Weights from Ensenada, Baja California

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Jackie Nava 122 vs Lisa Brown 122
Rodrigo Guerrero 117.7 vs Jonathan Lecona 118
Raúl Hirales 122 vs Rubén Tamayo 123
Jonathan González 114.5 vs Saúl Hernández 114.5
Ángel Rodríguez 125.7 vs Jesús Badillo 125.7
José Uzcategui 159 vs José Luis Vázquez 157

Venue: Viñedos de LA Cetto, en el Valle de Guadalupe
Promoter: Zanfer
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Photos: Zanfer Promotions Jackie Nava 122 vs Lisa Brown 122 Rodrigo Guerrero 117.7 vs Jonathan Lecona 118 Raúl Hirales 122 …


Boxing News

Massa Ortiz vs Castellano for WBC silver

On August 25, unbeaten super lightweight Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (25-0-1, 21 KOs) takes on Florencio “Chombo” Castellano (16-6, 13 KOs) in a twelve round bout for the WBC Silver super lightweight title at the Palacio de Dome de municipal del la ciudad de Tulum in Tulum, Mexico. In the co-feature is unbeaten middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (22-0, 19 KOs) agsinat Richard “La Lamina” Gutierrez (26-9-1, 16 KOs) in a ten-rounder. The doubleheader will be televised in Mexico on Televisa and in the United States on FOX Deportes.

On August 25, unbeaten super lightweight Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (25-0-1, 21 KOs) takes on Florencio “Chombo” Castellano (16-6, 13 KOs) …



Boxing News

Angulo finally ready to resume career

After resolving immigration issues that kept him from competing in the United States for over two years, Mexicali’s Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (20-2, 17 KO’s) is looking forward to resuming his professional career in the States. A 30-year-old former WBO interim junior middleweight world champion, Angulo had been held for eight months in the El Centro Immigration Detention Facility before finally being released.

After resolving immigration issues that kept him from competing in the United States for over two years, Mexicali’s Alfredo “El …


Boxing News

New foe for Spadafora

Paul Spadafora’s original opponent, Wilfredo Negron of Puerto Rico, has pulled out of his Saturday night NESportsTV.com online PPV bout against the former IBF champ due to illness. Spadafora will now fight Ecuador’s Humberto Toledo (41-7-2, 25 KO’s), who is on a two fight winning streak and has gone the distance with the likes of former lightweight champion Stevie Johnston. Toledo famously was disqualified for biting Amir Khan conqueror Bredis Prescott in the shoulder during an ESPN televised bout in 2009. This fight along with Brian Minto vs. Mike Sheppard will air as part of an online PPV Sat night on www.NESportsTV.com for $9.99.

Paul Spadafora’s original opponent, Wilfredo Negron of Puerto Rico, has pulled out of his Saturday night NESportsTV.com online PPV bout …


Boxing News

Cayetano defeats Najera

Photos and report by Felipe Leon

Mayen Promotions returned once again to the legendary Las Pulgas Night club located along the world-renown Avenida Revolucion in the heart of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Just like his father in the 80s and himself in the early 90s, Guillermo Mayen has once again become the king of the club fights of the border city. Thursday night was not different although Mayen received help from Zanfer Promotions when they lent out their popular up and coming bantamweight Jose “Tigre” Cayetano (13-1, 5KOs) as he struggled against but still took a unanimous decision over the hesitant Sergio “Costeño” Najera (4-7), both of Tijuana, in a scheduled eight round main event. (more…)

Photos and report by Felipe Leon Mayen Promotions returned once again to the legendary Las Pulgas Night club located along …


Boxing Result

Dawson whips Tuhumury, calls out Trout

Story and photos by Brett Bonetti

Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (38-3 -1, 25 KOs) was back to his best as he defeated Marco Tuhumury (9-10-1, 2 KO’s) by 5th Round TKO in the Main Event of Western Alliance at the WA Italian Club, North Perth, Australia tonight. Dawson was in control right from the start as he stalked Tuhumury around the ring and continually landed and combination of head and vicious body shots. Tuhumury was never able to get into the fight and didn’t land any significant punches. With a minute remaining in Round 5, Dawson sent Tuhumury to the canvas and it seemed that the fight was over, but Tuhumury barely beat the count and then looked on his way to surviving the round, however Dawson rocked Tuhumury again and sent him down for the second time with under ten seconds remaining as referee Charlie Lucas counted Tuhumury out. Time was 2:58 of Round 5.

Dawson thanked his family and friends and declared he was back to his best after tonight’s performance and said he wants to fight current WBA Light Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout. (more…)

Story and photos by Brett Bonetti Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (38-3 -1, 25 KOs) …


Boxing News

Spadafora, Minto twinbill webcast

With slim pickings for televised boxing fans this weekend, NESportsTV.com takes center stage with an online PPV doubleheader on Saturday night at 7PM. In the main event, undefeated former IBF lightweight champion Paul Spadafora (45-0-1, 19 KOs) takes on Puerto Rican journeyman Wilfredo Negron (26-16-1, 19 KOs). In the co-feature, former world title challenger Brian Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) battles former West Virginia state heavyweight champion Mike Sheppard (20-13-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBA NABA heavyweight title. This broadcast will mark Spadafora’s first fight in over a year and a half. Spadafora, the former IBF lightweight champ, sports one of the best records in boxing and lost his crown when he vacated the title to move up in weight. The hardcore veteran Negron has a win over former world champion Saul Duran and fought Zab Judah for a vacant junior welterweight title in 1999. This fight will mark Minto’s fourth fight ever on NESportsTV.com. Minto has defeated previously unbeaten Donnell Wilson and Australian cruiserweight Pierre Karam on NESportsTV.com PPV. He also fought WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck on NESportsTV.com PPV. Sheppard is a well traveled journeyman who has won 5 of his last 6 fights.

With slim pickings for televised boxing fans this weekend, NESportsTV.com takes center stage with an online PPV doubleheader on Saturday …


Boxing News

Gabriel Campillo workout

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel ‘Chico Guapo’ Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs) of Spain, continues his training camp at Extreme Boxing School in Santa Paula, California, as he prepares to take on undefeated Sergey Kovalev (18-0-1, 16 KOs) on Friday September 21st in a 10-round bout on the next installment of NBC Sports Network ‘Fight Night’ series live from the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania which is being presented by Main Events along with Sampson Boxing and Peltz Boxing. (more…)

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde Former WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel ‘Chico Guapo’ Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs) of Spain, …


Boxing Result

Flores Goes To 10-0 With KO Win

Photos: Roy Englebrecht Promotions

Heavyweight prospect Alexander Flores celebrated his 22nd birthday with an impressive eight round knockout of tough Henry Namauu at Roy Englebrecht’s Fight Club OC show, Thursday night in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. Before a sold out crowd of 1,348, including Jonathan Banks, Tito Ortiz, and Shane Del Rosario, the two talented heavyweights put on quite a show. Flores who won every round was in complete control throughout the eight round battle, but his power was more devastating and in the fourth Flores sent Namauu to the canvas with a short, hard left, then knocked him down again in the fourth with a vicious left hook, with a wobbly Namauu able to survive the round.

Namauu who was willing to trade with Flores, just could not phase Flores who took some good shots but didn’t even flinch. In the eighth round Flores hurt Namauu with a solid right, and followed that up with a flurry of blows against the ropes that Namauu couldn’t defend against, which prompted referee Tom Taylor to jump in before anymore punishment could be dealt. With the KO win, Flores, the current WBC Heavyweight Youth Champion, goes to 10-0 while Namauu drops to 10-5. The scorecards had it 70-61 and 69-62 twice. (more…)

Photos: Roy Englebrecht Promotions Heavyweight prospect Alexander Flores celebrated his 22nd birthday with an impressive eight round knockout of tough …


Boxing News

Confirmed: Moreno-Mares in October

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The team of Panamanian WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno has confirmed that a fight against two-division world champion Abner Mares is on for October 13 in a place to be determined. Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and Texas are in the running to host the fight, which will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by Showtime. Sources say organizers would like to make the Mares-Moreno fight in the super bantamweight division and Moreno will seek special permission from the WBA.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The team of Panamanian WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno has confirmed that a fight …


UFC

Rousey, Kaufman speak out

One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the year will transpire this Saturday, Aug. 18, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) when popular MMA superstar Ronda Rousey makes the first defense of her STRIKEFORCE Bantamweight Championship against hard-hitting former titleholder Sarah Kaufman at Valley View Casino Center. (more…)

One of the most highly anticipated matchups of the year will transpire this Saturday, Aug. 18, live on SHOWTIME® (10 …


Announcement

DC-area boxer dies in traffic accident

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Springdale, MD heavyweight Abodunrin “Big Bo” Akinyanju died today in a traffic accident on 95 South in Delaware. Akinyanju was 28 years old. Sources tell Fightnews that Akinyanju was returning home from making deliveries in a box truck when a tractor-trailer made an illegal U-turn and hit him head-on at about 3:40 this morning. Akinyanju died instantly. According to news and police reports, the box truck swerved right in an attempt to avoid the tractor trailer. The box truck then hit the right rear of the tractor trailer, then flipped over, causing the cargo section to separate from the truck and spilling the cargo of linen all over the roadway. The driver of the tractor-trailer was identified as 35-year-old Abubaker Jamal of Columbus, OH. Jamal was not injured. The crash closed I-95 South for eight hours. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Springdale, MD heavyweight Abodunrin “Big Bo” Akinyanju died today in a traffic accident on 95 South …


Boxing News

Froch to announce IBF defense on Monday

Carl Froch will announce the opponent for his first IBF World super middleweight title defense on Monday. The three-time World champion will box in November in the first defense of the title he won in stunning fashion with a fifth round KO of Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena in front of a fanatical hometown support in Nottingham on May 26. The 35-year-old will defend his belt in his hometown again this November and should he be successful he will travel to Montreal next spring to face Bute in a rematch. “The Bute fight night will go down in history as one of the greatest nights in British boxing history,” said Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn. “Carl is chomping at the bit to get back into the ring and feel the roar of the Nottingham fans that he loves so much.”

Carl Froch will announce the opponent for his first IBF World super middleweight title defense on Monday. The three-time World …


Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo in Tampa on Sept 14

Once again the popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns to Tampa, Florida with an interesting show on September 14th at the A La Carte Pavillion. In the main event, WBA #3, WBO #6 flyweight contender Glenn “The Bomber” Donaire (19-4-1, 10 KOs) will put his risk his world ranking against former world title challenger Omar “Lobito” Soto (22-9-2, 15 KOs) in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with the vacant NABO flyweight title at stake. “We very happy to team up once again with two good boxing guys like Aaron Jacobs and Shea Bailey of Fight Night Productions and bring our series once again to a historic boxing city like Tampa and we are looking forward to a sell out at the A La Carte Event Pavillion,” said promoter Zabala Jr.

The undercard will be announced shortly. Doors open at 7:00 PM with the first bell at 8:00 PM. Six mores fights round off the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US. Tickets are already on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. The event is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Fight Night Productions LLC. The A La Carte Event Pavillion is located at 4050 Dana Shores Dr. in Tampa, FL, Tel: (813) 831-5390.

Once again the popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns to Tampa, Florida with an interesting show on September 14th at …


UFC

Couture “enjoying the ride” in retirement

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture may have retired from professional fighting in 2011, but the five-time champion hasn’t exactly been sitting in a rocking chair to pass the time. He runs one of the world’s largest MMA fight gyms in Las Vegas, is mentoring his son’s own burgeoning fight career, and is starring in the summer blockbuster film The Expendables 2, which opens today, August 17th .. Click more by Elias Cepeda, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture may have retired from professional fighting in 2011, but the five-time champion hasn’t exactly …


Boxing News

Jorge Linares could return in October

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source indicated the possibility that former two-division world champion Jorge Linares could return to the ring on October 6, possibly in Chicago. Linares has been training since June in Japan with Teiken Boxing trainer Sendai Tanaka after consecutive TKO losses to Antonio DeMarco in October 2011 and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson in March 2012.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source indicated the possibility that former two-division world champion Jorge Linares could return to the …


Boxing News

Q&A: Robert Stieglitz

Photo: Eroll Popova

Here is an interview with WBO Super Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz in his last days of preparations for his title defense against Arthur Abraham on August 25th at the O2 World in Berlin.

Mr. Stieglitz, is the challenger Arthur Abraham a desired opponent for you?
Arthur Abraham has won the right to challenge me. The WBO appointed him to the mandatory challenger. These are the rules of the association and these I face up.

The name is probably appealing for you, right?
Of course, this is an exciting duel. Arthur has made a reputation in Germany. The boxing fans want those fights and I am glad that I can offer this fight. However, I am the champion, not Arthur.

In the case of your victory, you can give your sporting name more weight?
Sure. Up to now Arthur had had a major media attention. Therefore, this defense is also a chance for me to move more in the focus. I will not want to miss this opportunity. (more…)

Photo: Eroll Popova Here is an interview with WBO Super Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz in his last days of preparations …


Scale Watch

Weights from Miami, Oklahoma

Don George 170 vs. Dionosio Miranda 168
Carlos Molina 154 vs. Damian Frias 153
Tyler Asselstine 132 vs. Roberto Bonilla 131
Viliar Quinonez 171 vs. Eddie Tigs 172
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, OK
Promoter: Tony Holden Productions and Warriors Boxing
TV: Solo Boxeo Tecate

Don George 170 vs. Dionosio Miranda 168 Carlos Molina 154 vs. Damian Frias 153 Tyler Asselstine 132 vs. Roberto Bonilla …


Boxing News

Salgado-Barros Press Conference in Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The official press conference took place Thursday in Puebla, Mexico for Saturday’s IBF super featherweight world title fight between Mexican champion Juan Carlos Salgado and his challenger former WBA champion Jonathan Barros of Argentina. The bout will take place in the Miguel Hidalgo Gym on a billed “Clash of Nations.”

Jonathan Barros: “I respect the world champion Salgado but I’m coming for that title and I’m taking it for my family and Argentina.”

Juan Carlos Salgado: “I respect Jonathan Barros, who is a former world champion, but I’m sure I’ll give you a beating and smash your face.”

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By Gabriel F. Cordero The official press conference took place Thursday in Puebla, Mexico for Saturday’s IBF super featherweight world …


Boxing News

Penalosa, Sonsona versus Thai opponents

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

AKTV TV and GerryPens Promotions headed by boxing icon Gerry Penalosa will treat Filipino boxing fans with another exciting night of boxing as TV Program Pinoy Knockout features undefeated prospect Dave Penalosa and come-back prospect Eden Sonsona fight Thai sluggers Yodpichai Sithsaithong and Patchnamnung Sithsaithong respectively.

Dave Penalosa is the son of former world champion Dodie Boy Penalosa and the younger brother of another undefeated rising star Dodie Boy Jr. Dave is a former national amateur gold medalist and possesses a very strong amateur back ground. According to his uncle and promoter Gerry Penalosa, “Dave, once he develops and matures as a boxer is a complete package. He has power on both fists, he has speed and most of all he is born with a warrior heart. Right now we are still on the process of slowly honing him with the needed arsenals need for elite competition. He needs to develop stamina, and needs to control his emotions inside the ring. He tends to be careless when he gets excited. He wants to finish every opponent right away. That is not the way to fight. Once you get careless, one mistake can cost you the fight and worse send you to the hospital. Boxing is like chess. Fighting with your mind matters than pure fist fights. One thing I can guarantee, Dave has a lot of potential.” (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang AKTV TV and GerryPens Promotions headed by boxing icon Gerry Penalosa will treat Filipino boxing fans …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hermosillo

Photos: Rafael Soto

Pedro Campa 135.5 vs. Ulises Perez 135.5
Edgar Llanes 136.5 vs. Lupillo Ramirez 137.5
Carlos Fontes 112.5 vs. Mauro Ibarra 112.5
Gilberto Parra 108 vs. Francisco Lopez 109
Hassam Valenzuela 147 vs. Luis Rey 147
Karol Castro 108 vs. Lilly Barajas 108
Pablo Batres 126.7 vs. Saul Hermosillo 126
Venue: Gimnasio Del Estado, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca America

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Photos: Rafael Soto Pedro Campa 135.5 vs. Ulises Perez 135.5 Edgar Llanes 136.5 vs. Lupillo Ramirez 137.5 Carlos Fontes 112.5 …










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