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Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

Fury-Klitschko is off again, Team Fury cites undisclosed medical condition

WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pulled out of his October 29 rematch against former champ Wladimir Klitschko due to Fury being ...

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Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

Ex-champ Gonzalez destroys Yamamoto in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (62-4, 52 KOs) scored a first round KO over Hirotsugu Yamamoto (19-13-2, ...

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Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

Linares dethrones Crolla to claim WBA lightweight world championship

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada Three-division world champion and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) won an entertaining twelve round ...

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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

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UFC

UFC reporter delivers on bet with Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz was quick to soundoff when he heard UFC reporter John Anik said he would get a “209” tattoo – the area code of Diaz’s hometown of Stocktown, Ca. – if Diaz were to beat Conor McGregor at UFC 196 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Nishida upsets IBF #10 Shibata to win OPBF, Japanese 160lb belts

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Unheralded Japanese Hikaru Nishida (15-7-1, 7 KOs), 160, astoundingly captured the OPBF and Japanese national middleweight belts when he greatly stunned the spectators by upsetting IBF#10 defending champ, compatriot and grudge rival Akio Shibata (27-9-1, 13 KOs), 159.5, with an unexpectedly spectacular knockout at 1:28 of the third round on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Shibata, making his sixth defense of the OPBF belt, had once defeated Nishida on points with both belts at stake in July 2014, and was a prohibitive favorite thanks to his better credentials. It was Nishida, however, that took the leadoff as he dropped the champ with a vicious left hook and sent him sprawling to the deck again in round two. Shibata, six years his senior at 34, had a very narrow escape, withstanding the challenger’s furious attack for a minute after the second visit to the canvas.

Strongly encouraged by his stablemate and WBA 130-pound super champ Takashi Uchiyama during the recess, Shibata attempted to fight back in the fatal third, when he absorbed a wicked left hook of Nishida to sink for the full count. Shibata, a fleet-footed footworker, had suffered only a setback at the hand of Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in his pro debut in August 2013 since his defeat by Charlie Ota in 2010, and recently boasted of his stable reign by scoring four TKO victories in a row. Who had expected Nishida’s coronation in such a splendid fashion?

Promoter: Yokohama Hikari Promotions.



March 12th, 2016


Boxing News

Ruiz decisions Montes de Oca

Photos: All Star Boxing

WBO Latin junior lightweight champion Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (16-2-1, 6 KOs) hammered out a clear cut ten round unanimous decision over Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (18-6, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. Ruiz floored Montes de Oca with a left uppercut at the end of round six en route to a 99-90, 99-90, 100-89 verdict.

The fight was the first of two consecutive weeks of “Mexican Civil Wars” airing on the popular TV Series Boxeo Telemundo, promoted by All Star Boxing. The final telecast of the spring season takes place Friday, March 18 when former WBO interim world champion and current super bantamweight contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) faces Isao Carranza (15-6-1, 9 KO’s) in ten round rematch.

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March 12th, 2016

Boxing News

Ten Count for Joe DeGuardia Sr.

The DeGuardia family and Star Boxing would like to thank the boxing world and everyone else for their tremendous outpouring of support and kind words for a man who was truly special. Joseph DeGuardia SR., (AKA DioGuardi) a lifelong resident of the Bronx and resident of Morris Park for over 50 years, died on March 8, 2016. He was 86. (more…)



March 12th, 2016


Boxing News

Weights from Burbank, CA

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Casey Ramos 132.8 vs. Jonathan Perez 133.6
Arnold Barboza Jr 142.4 vs. Max Bacerra: 141.6
Guy Robb 127.6 vs. Carlos Padilla 127.8
Miguel Marriaga 127.4 vs. Adones Aguelo 128
Joe Louie Lopez 164.6 vs. Liam Vaughan 162.2
Zach Wohlman 149.4 vs. Lionel Jimenez 149.6
Konstantin Kupyansky 155 vs. Cesar Hernandez 155
Miguel Alcantara 123 vs. Marco Alcaraz 123.6

Venue: Marriott Covention Center, Burbank, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Ten-Count for Gilberto Mendoza

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman


It’s with a heavy heart that the World Boxing Association regrets to announce the passing of its President Emeritus, Francisco Gilberto Mendoza, this evening in Caracas, Venezuela, after a long battle with cancer. At the 94th WBA Convention held in Panama last December, Sr. Mendoza resigned as WBA President, a position he held since 1982, due to poor health.

Always kind, always smiling, always ready to extend a helping hand to whomever supports our sport, the passing of Gilberto Mendoza is a sad time for us all. Please include the Mendoza and Alvarado families in your prayers during this difficult time.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Cuadras to defend WBC super flyweight belt

Unbeaten WBC super flyweight world champion Carlos “Príncipe“ Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs) defends his title against Filipino Richie “Magnum“ Mepranum (31-4-1, 8 KOs) on April 23 at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Cuadras will be making his sixth defense of the 115lb belt he has held since May 2014. Mepranum, rated #14 in the WBC rankings, has won four straight since an unsuccessful title shot against WBA/WBO flyweight king Juan Francisco Estrada.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

April 15 ShoBox card lands at Turning Stone

Boxing returns to the Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center on April 15 when WBC #13/WBO #14 bantamweight Nikolay Potapov (14-0, 6 KOs) takes on unbeaten Stephon Young (14-0-2, 6 KOs) in a ten round battle. The fight will televised on Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation. In televised eight round support bouts, unbeaten lightweight Eudy Bernardo (21-0, 15 KOs) faces Mason Menard (30-1, 22 KOs), unbeaten cruiserweights Alexey Zubov (10-0, 6 KOs) and Constantin Bejenaru (10-0, 3 KOs) risk their “Os”, and undefeated welterweight KO artist Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) meets Louis Cruz (11-1, 5 KOs).

The card is presented by Salita Promotions and AASHA Record Breakers. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the Turning Stone Box Office, by calling 877.833.SHOW, or online at Ticketmaster. Tickets are $60 for ringside seats, $35 and $25.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez focused on big challenge ahead

Oscar Valdez wants to be a world champion and he feels the need to prove that he’s worthy of the opportunity sooner rather than later. On April 9 at the MGM Grand of Las Vegas, he’ll face the kind of challenge that will take him a long way to that opportunity he so much wants. Valdez a two-time Mexican Olympian and the number one featherweight ranked by the World Boxing Organization (WBO), will take on former featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich on the Pay-Per-View card that is headlined by the third Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley encounter.

“Gradovich is a tough challenge for me, but I feel that I’m ready to face this kind of fighters and I’ll show it on April 9. I have the hunger to prove myself against the best and beating a former world champion like Gradovich will get me closer to the world title opportunity,” said Valdez. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

More on Lemieux Situation

By Dave Spencer

“The biggest disappointment is that we told his fans he would be fighting in Montreal,” David Lemieux’s manager told Fightnews whose comeback fight versus James De La Rosa was cancelled when the Montreal fighter tipped the scales at 165.6 pounds, well above the contracted 163. De La Rosa came in comfortably below, tipping the balance at 162.

The card will go ahead with local undefeated junior middleweight Steven Butler (14-0-1 11KO) taking on Sladjan Janjanin (13-0 11KO) for the IBF Youth title in front of a sold-out Olympia Theatre.

“One thing is for sure, this can never happen again,” said Estephan, “I won’t go into things publically what I’ll do with my team. One thing I know is that he is very disappointed. He tried everything to make the weight, I know that for a fact. What did he do wrong? I don’t know, we’ll have to find out so it doesn’t happen again. We will find a solution to the fans who bought tickets to see David.” (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Berchelt, Jupp make weight

Miguel Berchelt 129 vs. George Jupp 130
(WBO interim super featherweight title)

Junior Granados 116 vs. Aston Palicte 116 lbs
Eduardo Torres 135 vs. Carlos Jiménez 135
Miguel Herrera 113 vs. Hiram Gallardo 113
Víctor Méndez 119.5 vs. Denovan Salazar 119.5
José García 147 vs. Israel Villela 147
Angel Salomón 154 vs. Angel Ramírez 155
Eduardo Ramírez 126 vs. Bernardo Luit 126

Venue: Auditorio Zamná, Mérida, Yucatán
Promoter: Zanfer and Maxboxing
TV: Tv Azteca, Azteca América and Bein Sports



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Roach heading to Los Angeles

Boxing superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach have broken camp in General Santos City in the Philippines and are heading to the U.S. On Monday, at Roach’s Hollywood-based Wild Card Boxing Club, they will begin phase two of training for their sole mission — demolishing two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) and Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) are 29 days away from their 12-round welterweight battle.

Team Pacquiao is scheduled to land at Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal Tomorrow! Saturday, March 12, at 5:40 p.m. PT via Philippine Airlines Flight 102.

“We had a strong camp in the Philippines and Manny, as usual, is way ahead of schedule in his conditioning, and very motivated,” said Roach. “The real business begins for us on Monday at Wild Card. We have great sparring waiting for Manny. I know that ESPN announcer [Teddy Atlas] who is coaching Bradley is a good story teller and likes acting. Let’s see how well they do when we go off script and hit them with a dose of reality TV. Playing ‘fireman’ isn’t going to protect them from the nuclear assault Manny will be launching.”



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Barrios-Martinez is new FS1 co-feature

An eight-round clash between undefeated super featherweight prospect Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs) and Mexico’s Erick Daniel Martinez (11-4-1, 5 KOs) serves as the new co-main event on Tuesday’s PBC FS1 telecast from Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California. Barrios-Martinez replaces the previously announced matchup between Tugstsogt Nyambayar and Rafael Vazquez, which was cancelled. Televised coverage will begin with unbeaten Ukrainian Sergiy Derevyanchenko (7-0, 5 KOs) squaring off against Mike Guy (8-1-1, 4 KOs) in an eight round super middleweight affair. The main event features a ten round super lightweight showdown between Sergey Lipinets (8-0, 6 KOs) and Levan Ghvamichava (16-1-1, 12 KOs).



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Judah-Torres fight cancelled due to “eligibility concerns”

Saturday night’s “Knockout Night at the D,” boxing card to feature headliners Zab Judah vs. Josh Torres at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC), has been cancelled.

Derek Stevens, CEO of the D Las Vegas and DLVEC, said, “Last night, I received multiple calls from the Nevada Athletic Commission regarding eligibility concerns. After our discussions, it became apparent the fight card could not move forward. Although I’m disappointed with the situation, I appreciate the phone calls and look forward to working with the Nevada Athletic Commission on future boxing events at the DLVEC.”

This is the third straight fight to fall through for the 38-year-old Judah. Last September, a fight with Hevinson Herrera was kayoed when Herrera suffered an injury during a weigh-in scuffle, then a November fight against Juan Carlos Salgado was scrubbed when Salgado suffered a late training injury.

All ticket purchases will be reimbursed. Credit card transactions will be automatically refunded and cash refunds will be issued at their point of purchase.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer, Gutknecht make weight

Juergen Braehmer 174.1 vs. Eduard Gutknecht 173
(WBA light heavyweight world title)

Venue: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Promoter: Team Sauerland
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Flanigan, Mathews make weight

Terry Flanagan 135 vs. Derry Mathews 134.4
(WBO world lightweight championship)

Paul Butler 130 vs. Sebastian Sanchez 128.3
Zolani Tete 130.6 vs. Jose Santos Gonzalez 132.25
Tommy Langford 159.4 vs. Lewis Taylor 159.1
Matty Askin 199.25 vs. Simon Barclay 200

Venue: Echo Arena. Liverpool, England
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: BoxNation (UK)



March 11th, 2016

UFC

Sterling says he’s ready to set division on fire

When Aljamain Sterling arrived to the UFC in early 2014, he did so with a game plan in mind. The Serra-Longo product knew it would take a few fights to earn him a top 10-ranked opponent, and that’s precisely what he received after earning back-to-back victories in his first two showings inside the Octagon. After the bout against Takeya Mizugaki was set, the 26-year-old Long Island native shifted to the next phase of his plan, and his attack on the next tier of the bantamweight division began . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Showtime announces blockbuster lineup of fights

Wilder-Povetkin, Martin-Joshua, Russell-Hyland, Pedraza-Smith, Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina, Provodnikov-Molina, Thurman-Porter. Cuellar-Mares, Santa Cruz-Frampton

SHOWTIME Sports on Friday announced seven live boxing telecasts over a 12-week span, a stacked lineup featuring nine world championship fights and 14 overall matches in boxing’s deepest and most exciting divisions. The full slate of programming is free to SHOWTIME subscribers, and the presentation on CBS is the first Prime Time boxing event on CBS television network in decades.

Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports, also announced a summer blockbuster in the making. “This is an incredibly exciting time in boxing, a time for emerging stars to make their mark, and for established champions to break through to the next level,” Espinoza said. “This schedule features high level matchups with champions taking on the highest-rated contenders available, and top-ranked challengers facing one another. We are thrilled and grateful to the promoters and the fighters themselves who have worked with us these last few weeks to put together such an impressive lineup for SHOWTIME Boxing. It has to be one of the best we’ve ever assembled.

“We have seven live telecasts over a 12-week span that runs the gamut of our SHOWTIME boxing series. It includes nine world title fights, and that doesn’t count a great fight that’s just coming together today, as both Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton have now agreed to a championship matchup to be scheduled for late summer. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley: Fasten Your Seat Belts

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By Bill Dwyre

With less than a month to go to the Manny Pacquiao -Tim Bradley boxing saga, you can almost hear Paul Revere, riding down Santa Monica Boulevard toward the Wild Card Boxing Club.

“Manny is coming! Manny is coming!”

This ride will be a bit more complicated for old Paul, not just because he is several hundred years old now, but because he will have to carry more than a lantern.

He will need a couple of large sacks.

In one, there will be fliers with the usual fight promotion stuff:

“April 9, Las Vegas! The Rubber Match! Don’t Miss It! Will Tim Pack the Big Punch??? Or Will Manny Brand Bradley???”

Then, there will be the other sack full of printed material:

“Boycott Manny! Make Pacquiao Pack His Bags! Nike Was Right! Gays and Lesbians Have Power Punches, Too!”

While Bradley trains in the Palm Springs desert, mostly away from the madding crowd, Pacquiao is about to stroll right into the middle of one. He arrives from the Philippines and starts training in Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym Monday. For past fights, those arrivals always brought some buzz and a crowd. That’s because Pacquiao was among the most popular and generous-with-his-time athletes in the world.

But my, how things have changed. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

David Lemieux heavy, comeback fight cancelled

By Dave Spencer

Tomorrows main event with David Lemieux and James De La Rosa is off as Lemieux came in heavy at 165.6 pounds, well above the contracted weight of 163. De La Rosa weighed in at 162 pounds. All negotiations to help salvage the bout went for naught with promoters willing to offer as much as 40% extra to the purse of the Texas fighter. “He really wasn’t interested in hearing any talk of money,” promoter Camille Estephan told Fightnews.



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

De La Rosa: This is MY comeback!

By Dave Spencer

The task at hand figures to be monumental, but if James De La Rosa (23-3 13KO) ever hopes to capitalize and come out victorious when he faces former IBF world champion David Lemieux (34-3 31KO) Saturday night in Montreal, now could be the time.

They may be overlooking me and they’re looking at it as comeback fight, but there aren’t no comeback fights, every fight is a tough fight. Everyone is in there to fight and win and this is what I’m in there to do,” De La Rosa told Fightnews this week.
“This is his comeback? This is MY comeback!” (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Lemieux back to work Saturday

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By Dave Spencer

Gone are the cross country press junkets. Gone are boxing icons Bernard Hopkins and Oscar De La Hoya backing him up and singing his praises at every whistle-stop and gone is a sold-out Madison Square Garden along with the prestige of a pay-per-view event. For former middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-3 31KO), it’s back to work Saturday night after leaving his IBF belt behind in New York City last October after being out-classed and stopped in 8th round by Gennady Golovkin.

Lemieux returns to the more modest confines of Montreal’s Olympia Theatre, a 1000-plus seater in the heart of Montreal, the smallest venue the 27-year-old fighter has seen in six years. Meeting the powerful slugger is James De La Rosa (23-3 13KO) of San Benito, Texas, who like Lemieux, was stopped in his last bout, also in New York City. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #1 Boesel faces KO artist Liebau on April 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (21-0, 7 KOs) risks his lofty world ranking and WBO Intercontinental belt against KO artist Denis Liebau (19-0, 18 KOs) in a clash of unbeatens on April 30 at the Jahrhunderthalle in Spergau/Leuna, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Boesel and Liebau faced off at Thursday’s kickoff press conference.

Dominic Boesel: Denis Liebau has been a great record, but he can’t get past my boxing skills – I fence with my fists! Liebau is extremely fit and always seems dangerous, but I have always looked good against these types of opponents in the last two years and I won’t let him take my title.

Denis Liebau: I want to quickly get to the top, whether against Bösel or any other of the world’s best – I’ll put my fists through a wall! Any of the German light heavyweights in my way, Boesel, Stieglitz or all the others, I want them all!” (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla to defend against Barroso May 7

WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs) will defend his WBA World Lightweight title against Ismael Barroso (19-0-2, 18 KOs) at the Manchester Arena on May 7.

Crolla won the belt in stunning style at the vaunted Manchester venue in November, folding Darleys Perez in the fifth round of their rematch for the Colombian’s title, capping a fairy tale comeback from the life-threatening injuries he suffered in December 2014 when confronting burglars at his neighbours home and then his first fight with Perez ending in a controversial draw in July. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

First Lady of South African Boxing passes

Shona MacTaggartBy Ron Jackson

Shona MacTaggart who has spent a lifetime around boxing died at her home in Midrand, Gauteng on Thursday. She was 70 years-old and had been ill for more than a year. In the 1980s Shona was involved in the staging of Gymkhana’s and worked with Russell MacMillan at the Sun City gambling resort. He soon recognised her outstanding organising ability and roped her into the staging of boxing tournaments at Sun City.

She subsequently joined the Golden Gloves Boxing Promotions organisation and was Rodney Berman’s “right hand man.”

Shona was a tireless worker arranging the hospitality for foreign fighters and their entourage and making sure that their transport, hotel accommodation and training facilities were in order. She also travelled extensively around the world wherever Golden Gloves were promoting fights. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Montes de Oca ready for Ruiz tonight

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Mexico city super featherweight Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (18-5, 10 KOs) will look to upset WBO Latino champion Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2-1, 6 KOs) when they collide tonight at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The main event will be another edition of the Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing “Civil War ” series. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds. Both fighters hail from Mexico City and will be making their debuts on the network.

Montes de Oca was on a 14 fight win streak when he was matched with former world champion Yiorkis Gamboa in 2014. Montes de Oca was soundly beaten as expected but is by no means down about the loss. He knows his chances are much better versus Ruiz and is focused on the task at hand. (more…)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ode to boxing trainer Joe DeGuardia

Anthony Crolla pays emotional visit to former trainer

Sheffield’s Kid Galahad awaits word of early return

Carl Frampton has no sympathy for Maria Sharapova



March 11th, 2016

UFC

Shogun out, Teixeira in for Evans bout

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has been forced to withdraw from his April 16 bout in Tampa against Rashad Evans due to injury. Replacing him in the FOX-televised bout will be number four-ranked contender Glover Teixeira . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Rosales upsets De Jesus in Panama

By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian welterweight Jeffrey “El Merenguero” Rosales (7-2-2) won a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Emmanuel “El Pirata” De Jesus (16-1) from Puerto Rico on an international boxing card presented by Promociones del Istmo at Hotel El Panama. After 8 rounds of action judges Aida Tejada and Pablo Brands scored 77-75 and Jesus Aleman 78-75 all in favor of the local fighter.

In other results: Lightweight Addir Sanchez (11-10-1) stopped Julio Camaño (10-17-1) by TKO in 2; Fermin Garcia (3-1-2) and Elvis “El Leon” Saldaña ( 5-5-3) fought to a 6 rounds draw; John Valencia debuted with a draw against Carlos Montenegro (1-0-1)



March 11th, 2016

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

Carlos “Fino” Ruiz 130 vs. Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca 129
Hugo “Anestesiador” Warneros 111 vs. Juan “El Potro” Hernandez 114
Gabriel Perez 135 vs. Jerson Aguilar 133
Ricardo “Ricky” Banuelos 153 vs. Juan “Marciano” Lopez 153
Miguel “Gerrerito” Luna 105 vs. Alejandro “Gemelo” Cruz 105
Martin Jimenez 117 vs. Eric Cruz 117

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry Insurgentes Sur No. 453 (acceso por Tlaxcala No. 160) Tel: 52648859
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing in Association with Producciones Deportivas
TV: Telemundo Network 11:35 PM (US) & MVS Channel 52 11:30 OM (Mexico)
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx or at door
First Fight: 8:00 PM

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March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

“Turf Wars” return to St. Petersburg, FL

Promoter Joey Orduna of Mad Integrity Fight Sports presents “Bombs Away 5: Turf Wars” at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburg, FL on Saturday, April 2nd.

Headlining the card is an eight round Sunshine State showdown between popular welterweight Ali Tareh (13-11-5, 5 KOs) of Tampa and Juan Aguirre of Jacksonville. Tareh – the owner of Fight Fitness Center in nearby Pinellas Park – has won four of his last six bouts but is coming off a decision loss to Javier Garcia last July. Aguirre – originally from Guatemala – is a veteran of 23 fights who has a reputation for fearlessness and durability. In his most recent fight, Aguirre extended unbeaten prospect Armando Alvarez the distance while making him work from bell to bell. (more…)



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Mayweather Promotions inks Sharif Bogere

Mayweather Promotions has announced the signing of lightweight contender Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (27-1, 19 KOs). The 27-year-old trains in Las Vegas with legendary trainer Kenny Adams. He turned pro in 2008 and earned a 2013 world title shot against Richar Abril, in a fight that he dropped by a narrow decision. Bogere has won his last four fights by knockout and is eager to return to the ring with the support of his new promoter.



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA suspends Caballero after drug arrest

The World Boxing Association has temporarily suspend former three-time world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero from his position as deputy director of the Committee for Integral Development & Security after Caballero was arrested by authorities in Panama for alleged drug possession.

“We deeply regret the situation that ‘Pelenchin’ is in and hope it’s a misunderstanding and that he can move forward, but as an organization that has fought against drugs and these types of situations, we must remove him from office until the situation is resolved,” said WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

Caballero, 39, who retired from boxing last year, was arrested Thursday morning with ten packages believed to be cocaine inside his vehicle.



March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Lemieux-De La Rosa Press Conference

Photos: Eye of the Tiger Management

Former IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) and his opponent San Benito, Texas’ “King” James De La Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) hosted a final press conference, yesterday, ahead of their 10-round middleweight showdown on March 12 at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre.

David Lemieux: “I’m just coming back from a big fight, but I’ve moved on. I am ready to step into the ring to win. I’m glad to be back home with all the fans who have supported me throughout my career. People who see this fight will get their money’s worth, it’s going to be an exciting fight.”

James De La Rosa: “I am here to fight. I had a great training camp and feel confident that on fight night I will be the best.”

Camille Estephan (Promoter): “We have done our work in and out of the ring and we are happy to announce that everything is set in motion for a wonderful gala this Saturday at the Olympia. We also look forward to watch our young and fierce future champions on the undercard take on some serious opponents and of course happy to have David with his home fans.”

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March 10th, 2016

Boxing News

Gilberto Ramirez excited as championship bout nears

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For Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez the excitement of his first world championship fight continues to grow as the bout nears. The hard punching lefty is a little over a month away for facing legendary champion Arthur Abraham for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) on April 9 in the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley Pay per view card in Las Vegas.

“This camp has really gone fast. We have work really hard, with a lot of intensity, but the excitement for the fight has made this camp fun too. We are focused and putting in the work and we will be ready on April 9 to become world champion,” said Ramirez.

Ramirez has been training in Long Beach, California for the fight and has been sparring with young contender David Benavidez and has also travel to the Wild Card in Hollywood to get some sparring in Freddie Roach gym. (more…)



March 10th, 2016




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