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Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment "I find it funny when people describe me as slow. Funny, because I know how many gears ...

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UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Alex Saucedo 141.6 vs. Clarence Booth 142.6 Andy Vences 130.2 vs. Yardley Suarez 132 Toka Kahn Clary 127 vs. ...

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Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Cinco de Mayo comes one month early with the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley welterweight championship pay-per-view ...

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Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

Herring punishes Flores; Williams, Martin, Clark remain unbeaten

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten 2012 Olympian lightweight Jamel Herring (15-0, 8 KOs) looked good in his first main event appearance, dismantling ...

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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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UFC

Fight Night Nashville Main: Texeira Subs OSP

Former world light heavyweight title challenger Glover Teixeira turned wrestler in his UFC Fight Night main event against Ovince Saint Preux at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and that strategy worked like a charm, as he spoiled the Knoxville resident’s homecoming bout with a third-round submission win . . . Click here for more

Also see main card coverage: Dariush gets disputed nod over Johnson
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Jardon, Juarez victorious at the Arena Coliseo

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a spectacular fight, WBC international silver lightweight champion Dante “Crazy” Jardon (26-6 , 21 KOs) scored a wild second round KO over Jairo “Doberman” Lopez (18-3, 12 KOs) at the legendary Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. In round two, Lopez dropped Jardon. Jardon then got up and knocked out Lopez!

In the co-feature, Saul “Baby” Juarez (22-4, 12 KOs) won a ten round split decision over former WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (30-5-1, 19 KOs). The bout was a rematch. Juarez previously defeated Hernandez by TKO8 via a cut in May.

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August 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Charles Ellis upsets former champ James Toney

Heavyweight Charles Ellis (10-3-1, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over 46-year-old former multi-division world champion and future Hall of Famer James “Lights Out” Toney (76-10-3, 46 KOs) on Saturday night at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis. Scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93. Toney lost the first five rounds on all three judges’ scorecards.



August 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Mikhaylenko batters Perez, Avila and Farmer win

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan-HoganPhotos/Golden Boy

Undefeated Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs) scored an eight round beatdown against former WBA interim super lightweight titleholder Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-3-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Both fighters fought fearlessly as a near sell-out rowdy crowd cheered them on. Mikhaylenko showed his strength early on in the fight and continued to corner Perez on the ropes as the fight progressed. The relentless assault by Mikhaylenko finally prompted a referee’s stoppage by Ray Corona. Time was 1:21. Mikhaylenko won the NABA welterweight title.

Undefeated super bantamweight standout Manuel “Tino” Avila (18-0, 8 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title contender Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas (21-2-2, 14 KOs). Avila dropped Salinas in round two. Salinas remained on his stool at the end of round six citing a hand injury.

Streaking lightweight Tevin Farmer (20-4-1, 5 KOs) impressively scored his thirteenth straight win by knocking out former world title challenger Daulis Prescott (30-2, 22 KOs) in round eight. Farmer dropped Prescott in round four. He put Prescott down again in round six, but was then deducted a point for hitting Prescott when he was down. Farmer finally knocked out Prescott in round eight. Time was :52.

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August 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Early Results from St. Louis

Journeyman Management fighters Fernando Martinez, Adrien Granados, and Nathaniel Gallimore were all successful to open up the fight card in St. Louis, which is headlined by former multi-division champion James Toney. Martinez decisioned Jair Montoya to earn his first win as a pro. Granados (14-4-2, 10 KOs) stopped Dedrick Bell in round three of a scheduled eight round bout. Gallimore (8-0, 7 KOs) remained unbeaten by stopping Lauro Alcantar in round one.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF #11 Shibata keeps OPBF/Japanese 160lb belts

Photo by Boxing Beat

Photo by Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

This week we saw no less than five shows from Monday at the Korakuen Hall, where there were many hard-fought contests entertaining the crowd almost every day. IBF#11 ranked Japanese six-footer Akio Shibata (26-8-1, 12 KOs), 159.5, successfully kept his OPBF and Japanese belts as he fully utilized his hand speed and footwork, and had the face of compatriot challenger Yasuyuki Akiyama (10-5-1, 8 KOs), 159.25, so badly swollen that the referee finally called a halt because of the ring physician’s advice at 1:40 of the eighth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Shibata was in command from the outset, scoring with sharp straight rights to the slower and still stiff challenger. Akiyama occasionally threw a heavy shot to the champ only at a time, but Shibata, a year his junior at 34, kept circling and countering nearly at will. After the fourth, the open scoring system indicated that Shibata was leading on points: 40-36 twice and 39-37. Akiyama’s left optic became puffed and swollen later with his absorption of punishment as the contest progressed. Shibata’s superiority, in the fatal eighth, looked obvious with Akiyama’s face grotesquely getting swollen and his left eye almost closed, when the third man logically decided to terminate it with no objection.

Having suffered a quick demolition at the hand of former Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata in his professional debut in August 2013, Shibata steadily went back on a comeback trail and registered five victories straight including three within the distance to be ranked by the IBF. His manager/promoter Hitoshi Watanabe said, “Shibata is willing to have a world title shot either in the 154-pound or 160-pound category, if an opportunity should be given.” Mr. Watanabe himself, formerly an unfruitful middleweight contender, seems more ambitious than his boy Shibata.

Promoter: Reason Promotions.



August 8th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville Prelims: Hall Back in Win Column, Stops Bamgbose

Middleweight Uriah Hall rebounded from a May loss to Rafael Natal Saturday night at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, stopping late-notice newcomer Oluwale Bamgbose in the first round . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT SASKATOON is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, August 23 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Off TV Results from Fantasy Springs

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated featherweight Joet Gonzalez (11-0, 5 KOs) of Glendora, California, scored a third round knockout over Ciudad Obergon, Mexico’s Miguel Tamayo (16-15-2) in a scheduled six-round featherweight bout. Gonzalez was on the attack in the first round as he cornered Tamayo with a barrage, later in the round a left hook to the body staggered Tamayo. In round two Gonzalez started where he left off boxing patiently landing effectively. However in round three Gonzalez dropped Tamayo with a combination as he got up and continued to fight but a left hook to the body followed up by a combination upstairs sending Tamayo to the canvas a second time as referee Pat Russell reached a ten count.

Los Angeles-based Irish sensation Jason Quigley (8-0, 8 KOs) scored a second round knockout over Michael Faulk (3-3, 1 KO) of Queens, New York, in a scheduled six-round super middleweight bout. Quigley stalked Faulk early on connecting effectively. The fighting Irish connected with a flush right hand in round two dropping Faulk. Quigley then continued his attack and sent Faulk to the canvas a second time with the right hand. Faulk continued to fight but Quigley’s attack was too much as Faulk hit the canvas a third time referee Ray Corona stopped the fight at 2:59 of round two. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: I want to be a Polish Floyd Mayweather Jr.

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Plex Gym

“Losing to Bryant (Jennings) was the best thing that could happen to me,” said heavyweight contender Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (19-1, 14 KOs) in a Fightnews.com interview. “It made me a humble man. I went through all the stages afterwards – depression, I was devastated. Then I completely changed my life. Dedicated myself entirely to boxing. I left Poland, moved to Houston – there is nothing more in my life, only training. Now fans want to see me against good fighters. They want to see exciting fights. And they are 100 percent right. Yasmany Consuegra fits the bill – very good Cuban amateur background. Very slick, intelligent in the ring, with a quick right hand. I need somebody like him to show my skills. Can’t wait to see white and red flags on August 14 in the Prudential Center.”

The clash between Szpilka and Consuegra (17-1, 14 KOs), a Cuban living in Miami, will be part of the Premier Boxing Champions on Spike (9PM ET) event on Friday, August 14, live from the Prudential Center in Newark. The boxing evening in New Jersey will feature heavyweights Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) vs. Steve Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in the main event and the American debut of WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs), who will be facing undefeated #1 contender Krzysztof Głowacki (24-0, 15 KOs) from Poland. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs opponent named: Mike Marrone

Two-time world heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (58-6-1, 51 KOs) will face Mike Morrone (21-4, 15 KOs) in the main event of “World Heavyweight Champs – Saturday Fight Night” on September 5 at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The card will be a celebration of heavyweight boxing with more than 20 former world heavyweight champions confirmed to attend, including reigning WBA, IBF and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko, Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Roy Jones Jr., Larry Holmes, Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, Ray Mercer, Hasim Rahman, Tony Tucker, Tony Tubbs, James “Bonecrusher” Smith, Michael Bentt, Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, John Ruiz, Mike Weaver, Tim Witherspoon, Pinklon Thomas, Leon Spinks, Michael Spinks and Bruce Seldon.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Perez vs. Mikhaylenko Scouting Report

Tonight on HBO Latino, former WBA “interim” super lightweight champion Johan “El Terrible” Perez (20-2-1, 13 KOs) of Caracas, Venezuela will face unbeaten Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (19-0, 8 KOs) of Gelendzhik, Russia in a 12-round battle for the WBA-NABA welterweight title. The telecast airs live at 10:30 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT). The action takes place at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and the first bell rings at 5:05 p.m.

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August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Brinson comments on late stoppage

Middleweight Nick Brinson (17-4-2, 7 KOs) wasn’t happy about the stoppage by referee Earl Brown with just 29 seconds left in his fight with unbeaten and 2012 Olympian Ievgen Khytrov on Friday night in Atlantic City. “I am fine. I am upset with the stoppage,” said Brinson, who was ahead on the scorecards (68-65, 70-62, 66-66). “I took a knee to recoup. I wasn’t knocked out. I knew where I was. I thought the smart thing to do was take a knee and get myself back together. He was coming on strong, but I knew there wasn’t much time left at all in the fight. I looked at the ref and I told him I was fine and he still stopped the fight. It is upsetting to me. I was winning the fight.

“I would love a rematch. It was a great fight, and I think the fans loved it. If a rematch is on the table I would take it right away.”



August 8th, 2015

UFC

Predictions: Fight Night Nashville

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for a Nahville edition of the Downes Side! Grander than the Grand Ole Opry and tougher than old hickory, it’s the only MMA predictions article that matters.

So pull yourself out of whatever hermitage you’re living in and turn on FOX Sports 1 for Ultimate Fight Night. Live from the Bridgestone Arena, the main event features a light heavyweight contest between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux. In the co-main event, lightweights Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush square off. Who needs the Country Music Hall of Fame? It’s fight time! . . . Click here for more
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ishimoto, Nishida victorious

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Formerly world-rated speedster Yasutaka Ishimoto (26-8, 7 KOs), 122, showed superior speed and skills in outscoring Japan’s super-bantam top contender Gakuya Furuhashi (17-6-1, 7 KOs), 122, by a close but unanimous decision (76-75, 77-76, 77-75) over eight hard-fought rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Given greater power, Furuhashi failed to the moving target with precision, while Ishimoto often caught him with faster jabs and quick combinations. Ishimoto once decked an upset triumph over Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. on points in Macao in April 2013, but lost to Chris Avalos via eighth round stoppage in an IBF 122-pound eliminator to decide the mandatory challenger also in Macao in May 2014. Ishimoto cleverly utilized his hit-and-grab tactics against the less experienced opponent, but the referee Nakamura finally penalized a point for holding too often midway in round seven. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ioka to defend WBA 112lb belt against Sosa

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Newly crowned WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka (17-1, 10 KOs) will defend his belt against Roberto Domingo Sosa (26-2-1, 14 KOs) of Argentina in his initial defense in Osaka, Japan, on September 27. Ioka, 26, dethroned long reigning titlist Juan Carlos Reveco by a majority decision this April. It was once reported that the WBA ordered a direct rematch due to a protest on the verdict by Reveco’s hander Osvaldo Rivero, but Ioka will participate in a voluntary defense with another Argentine handled by Rivero. Ioka, three-class world champ, said, “September 27 is my grandmother Mitsuko’s seventy-first birthday, and I wish to dedicate my fine victory to her.” If victorious, Ioka will face the ex-champ Reveco on New Year’s Eve. Ioka, the nephew of formerly two-time world titlist Hiroki, is managed and coached by his father Kazunori, Hiroki’s elder brother.



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA 115lb Champ Kono resumes training

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

WBA super-flyweight champ Kohei Kono of Japan resumed training after he suffered a rib injury during a sparring session in the end of May in preparation for his mandatory defense with compatriot and formerly three-time titlist Koki Kameda then scheduled in July. Although it is an encounter of Japanese compatriots, it will be held in the US under Warrior Promotions. Kono said, “I felt a severe pain after the injury and could neither run nor work at gym, but I have almost recovered from it. My doctor says I’ll be ready after the middle of October.” Hitoshi Watanabe, Kono’s manager/promoter, said, “I feel sorry to have bothered people concerned including the US organizers. Kono will start sparring from September and we will accept any fight date after mid-October. I wish Kono to display a good showing in excellent condition.”



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao: I Want Mayweather Again

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Asian icon Many Pacquiao visited Japan to attend the World Basketball Conference here as a Congressman in order to invite the Word Cup event to his home country Philippines, and received an interview by our fight scribes in Tokyo on Thursday.

Q: How about your right shoulder after the surgery?
A: (Rotating his shoulder) I can lift my shoulder like this. No problem any longer.

Q: You are called “Asian hero” and greatly respected even here in Japan.
A: I truly appreciate your people’s respects to me.

Q: How do you review your fight with Mayweather this May?
A: He was running away all the time. I was making the fight by stalking him and believe that I deserved a victory. (more…)



August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Payasito Hernandez stops Chato Morales

Photos: All Star Boxing

WBO #8 WBC and WBA #9 bantamweight contender and former WBO champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over countryman Humberto “Chato” Morales (14-12-4, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant Mexican domestic jr featherweight title on Saturday night at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. The bout was suddenly waved off at the request of Morales’ corner. Hernandez, 29, won the WBO interim title in June of last year beating Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas by decision and in November dropped a split decision to then champion Tomoki Kameda.

Super featherweight Gabriel Perea (11-2, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over Irvin “Chapo” Marin (9-2, 4 KOs).

Flyweight Hugo Guarneros (13-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a third round KO over Victor Perez (6-4, 1 KO). Perez down in rounds one and three.

Jr welterweight Alejandro “El Piston” Palmeros (9-1, 6 KOs) knocked out Francisco “Barreta” Rojo (14-3, 11 KOs) in round two.

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August 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Khytrov stops Brinson, Derevyanchenko and Progrias victorious

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos:Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Middleweight Ievgen Khytrov, 11-0, 10 KOs, kept his perfect record intact with a last-round TKO of Nick Brinson, 17-4-2, 7 KOs at Bally’s Atlantic City. Brinson boxed well in the first half of the bout, but Khytrov patiently kept stalking him. In round six, the Brooklyn-based Ukraine closed the gap and did much damage to a fading Brinson, Albany, NY. He continued wearing his prey down in round seven, and then in the eighth and final round hurt him repeatedly. With Brinson in full retreat, Khytrov caught Brinson with a combination along the ropes that crumbled Nick to the canvas. As he hit the floor, referee Earl Brown stopped the fight at 2:31 of the eighth round. At the time of the stoppage, Brinson was somehow ahead 70-62 and 68-65 on two cards! The third card was 66-66.

In the 8-round main event, Brooklyn’s Sergiy Derevtanchenko extended his undefeated streak to six straight (6-0, 4 KOs) with a unanimous decision over Elvin Ayala of East Haven, CT. Derevtanchenko chased and chopped away at the veteran for the full eight rounds, but Ayala was too durable to fall. However, Derevtanchenko came close as the fight neared its finish. With Ayala tiring, it appeared the Brooklyn fighter might pile on enough punishment to prompt referee Sparkle Lee to stop it in the final round. But Ayala, 28-7-1, 12 KOs, stood his ground and Derevtanchenko settled for a lopsided points win. The scores were 80-72 and 89-71 twice. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Bally’s Atlantic City

By John DiSanto at ringside

The round card girls finally got some work in the fifth bout of the night. Middleweight Thomas LaManna, 17-1, 7 KOs, from nearby Millville, NJ, defeated Joshua Robertson, 7-9, 2 KOs, of Lynchburg, VA, by unanimous 8-round decision. The official scores were all 80-72. This was a rematch between the two fighters, and although both bouts were shutouts for LaManna (the first one W6), Robertson proved to be a tougher challenge this time around. The Virginian landed his share of hard shots that kept Cornflake on his toes. However, LaManna, coming off his first-ever pro defeat, controlled the fight with his jab, combinations and excellent body work.

In a scheduled 8-round heavyweight fight, Philly’s Joey Dawejko, 15-4-2, 8 KOs, stopped Robert Dunton, 11-15-1, 6 KOs, Wilmington, DE, with jarring right uppercut in the first round. The quick KO was his fifth first-rounder in his last six bouts, and a return to the win column after dropping a decision in his last outing. With his next bout, a nationally televised ShoBox encounter with Natu Visinia on August 28th, already set, the pressure was on Dawejko to escape this fight with no cuts or injuries. Dawejko finished his work on this night in just 31 seconds, and appeared to leave the ring in mint condition. Dunton got to his feet, but referee Earl Brown decided to stop it. This quickie kept the evening’s streak going – four bouts, four opening round TKOs. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Cape Cod

Jesse Barboza 248.0 vs. Jesse Otlmanns 216.5
Vinnie Carita 189.5 vs. Jose Humberto Corral 195.0
Paul Gonsalves 177.0 vs. Rafael Valenzuela 179.0
Tolan Tascoe 156.0 vs. Lionel Young 157.0
Malik Jackson 147.0 vs. Oscar Diaz 147.5

Fights will be held Saturday at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC). The event will be presented by Boston Boxing Promotions. It will be the first professional boxing event held in Hyannis since 2006. General admission tickets are $40 and are on sale now at www.CapeCodBoxing.com. Tickets will also be on sale at the door.



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO Latino Weights from Fantasy Springs

Photos: Andrew Yelich / Fantasy Springs Resort Casino

Johan Perez 147 vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko 146
Yoandris Salinas 122 vs. Manuel Avila 121.6
Tevin Farmer 130 vs. Daulis Prescott 129.8
Joet Gonzalez 122.8 vs. Miguel Tamayo 122.4
Paulis Ritter 239 vs. Tommy Washington 276
Jason Quigley 161.4 vs. Michael Faulk 160.2
Neeco Macias 153.6 vs. Julian Cruz 151.8
Darius Ervin 147.2 vs. Diego Padilla 146.4
Quilisto Madera 161.4 vs. Fernando Najera 164

Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: HBO Latino

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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alma Montiel

Dante Jardon 134.20 vs. Jairo López 133.10
(WBC Silver International title)

Adan Hernandez 112 vs. Saul Juarez 112

Diego Cruz 142 vs. Reyes Sánchez 140.50
Alejandro Dávila 147 vs. Humberto Flores 146.75

Venue: Arena Coliseo
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)



August 7th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Nashville at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux and the lightweight bout between Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Ovince Saint Preux (206) VS Glover Teixeira (205.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Beneil Dariush (156) VS Michael Johnson (155.5)
Sam Alvey (186) VS Derek Brunson (186)
Timothy Johnson (265) VS Jared Rosholt (237)
Amanda Nunes (136) VS Sara McMann (136*)
Geane Herrera (126) VS Ray Borg (126.75**)

FOX SPORTS 2 PRELIMS
Oluwale Bamgbose (184.5) VS Uriah Hall (185.5)
Tom Watson (185) VS Chris Camozzi (185.5)
Dustin Ortiz (125.5) VS Willie Gates (126)
Sirwan Kakai (136) VS Frankie Saenz (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Jonathan Wilson (205) VS Chris Dempsey (204.5)
Roman Salazar (135) VS Marlon Vera (135.5)
Scott Holtzman (155.5) VS Anthony Christodoulou (156)

*McMann made weight on her second attempt after initially weighing in at 136.5 pounds
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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT NASHVILLE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Khytrov looking to regain knockout form tonight

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME

Photo: Rosie Cohe/SHOWTIME


Power-punching Ukrainian middleweight prospect Ievgen “The Ukrainian Lion” Khytrov (10-0, 9 KOs) returns tonight against Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson (17-3-2, 7 KOs) on tonight’s ShoBox tripleheader on Showtime from Bally’s Atlantic City. After beginning his career with nine straight KOs, Khytrov went the distance for the first time in April. “Some criticize my last performance against Aaron Coley,” said Khytrov, “but I was coming from three back-to-back fights and I was physically exhausted. I won, but my performance it was not my best, I couldn’t even get my combinations going. This time around I’m better conditioned, a lot bigger and a lot stronger. I’m in the best shape of my life.

“I’m hungrier than my opponent and that’s an advantage for me. See, American fighters are a little bit in their comfort zones with comfortable gadgets and easy access to training and easy access to everything. In Eastern Europe, we don’t have that, so if you are lucky enough to get access to training or even an opportunity, you do your best and you try to break through. You work hard and don’t let opportunities slip away. Nick [Brinson] is good opposition, but I have no doubt I’m better than him.”



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photo: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Photo: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC


Janiel Rivera 104.4 vs. Israel Vazquez 104
(vacant WBC silver mini-flyweight title)
Jose Martinez 114 vs. Armando Vazquez 112
(WBC Latino super flyweight title)

Angel Acosta 110 vs. Luis Almendarez 111
Jantony Ortiz 117 vs. Luis Cosme 116.6
Ricardo Rodriguez 121 vs. Luis Hernandez 122
Yomar Alamo 143 vs. Enrique Quiñones 145
Junny Troche 153 vs. Chris Grays 154
Emanuel Morales 131 vs. Reiarnaldo Rivera 132
Jayro Santiago 124 vs. Eduardo Melendez 124

Venue: Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, PR
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions/H2 Entertainment/Roc Nation
TV: Univision Puerto Rico



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Spence-Van Heerden added to Sept 11 Spike card

2012 U.S. Olympian welterweight Errol “The Truth” Spence (17-0, 14 KOs) will take on South African welterweight Chris “The Heat” Van Heerden (23-1-1, 12 KOs) in the 10-round televised co-feature, airing September 11 live on Spike TV in the United States, as well as Indigo and Bell TV in Canada, from Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. The Sept. 11 event will be headlined by the world light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and challenger Tommy “Kryptonite” Karpency. “We are very happy to have Spence versus Van Heerden as the televised co-feature on our September 11th event in Toronto,” GYM president Yvon Michel said. “They are two of the most talented welterweights in the world. This match-up has all of the makings of an exciting, explosive, fan-friendly fight. We’re thrilled that boxing fans in the U.S. and Canada will be able to watch this fight, as well as ‘Superman’ Stevenson against Karpency, on national television.”



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Pungluang regains WBO bantamweight title

Photos: M 150 OneSongchai

Bantamweight Pungluang Sor Singyu (51-3, 35 KOs) knocked out Ryo Akaho (26-2-2, 18 KOs) in round two to regain the vacant WBO bantamweight title on Friday in Ratchaburi, Thailand. This bout was for the title stripped from Tomoki Kameda after he signed for a “unification” match with “regular” WBA champ Jamie McDonnell.

Pungluang previously won the belt in 2012 against AJ Banal, but lost it in his first defense to Paulus Ambunda.

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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Jr: They Don’t Give Berto His Props

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Boxing superstar and pound-for-pound king WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will have his next fight against former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) of Winter Haven, Florida Saturday, September 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on Showtime pay per view. We caught up with Floyd at the kickoff press conference at the J.W Marriot at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles as he talked about his next fight with Berto.

“Well you know. This is just another fight,” Mayweather told Fightnews.com. “I will say this. How many championships has Khan won? Berto has won two,” Mayweather said in response to the criticism as of late on his selection of Berto has his opponent.

Berto, represented Haiti in the 2004 Athens Olympics and won his first world title over Miguel Rodriguez with a TKO in winning the WBC welterweight title back in 2008 and became champion a second time winning the IBF welterweight title with a fifth round TKO over Jan Zaveck. Berto scored a sixth round TKO over Josesito Lopez in his last fight in March earning himself a shot at the Mayweather sweepstakes. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Toney returns this Saturday in St. Louis

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Former multi-division world champion James “Lights out” Toney (76-9-3, 46 KOs) will return to the ring this Saturday against midwest local Charles Ellis. The main event will take place at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel n St Louis, Missouri. It will be the 46-year-old Toney’s first fight in nearly two years and his first time fighting in St Louis. Toney stated that the reason you have not heard much from him lately is that he has been in serious training for the last six or seven months. Sources who have recently seen him have said that he is in really good physical shape. James has had a Hall of Fame career, but still craves to win the heavyweight championship. “Our team considers him a part of our family and we support him in an effort for him to achieve his goal.” said Journeyman management CEO Andrew Zak. His managed fighters Adrian Granados, Nathaniel Gallimore and Fernando Martinez will round out the undercard in separate bouts. (more…)



August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Telemundo Weights from Mexico City

“Payasito” Hernandez 119 vs. Humberto Morales 120
Omar Solano 130 vs. Jeovanny De La Cruz 130
Irvin Marin 131 vs. Gabriel Perea 130
Hugo Guarneros 112 vs. Victor Perez 112
Francisco Rojo 138 vs. Alejandro Palmeros 137
Gabriel Acosta 118 vs. Reyes Xicoterncatl 116
Julio De Jesus Mateos 126 vs. Ricardo Gonzalez 126
Christopher Lopez 122 vs. Carmelo Giovanny Magana 122

Venue: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico Coty
Promoter: Tuto Zabala/All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo

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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Panama

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By Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera and his Venezuelan opponent Kelly Figueroa met the scale at Sortis Hotel in Panama City, Panama where they will fight tonight for the WBA Fedelatin super lightweight title. Mosquera weighed 139.25 and Figueroa 139.5 for their clash in the main event of the international card “Gala Boxistica en Sortis II” presented by Richard Yohros and Sergio Gonzalez of Master Promotions.

Also, Dominican super featherweight Yohan Vasquez weighed 128.25 to face local puncher Jose “El Tigre” Forero who stepped on scale at 129.75. Nicaraguan lightweight Oliver Flores, ranked #14 by WBA, weighed at 134.25 to face Panamanian Julio Dinamita” Camaño who registered 134.5.

Other weights:
Liborio Solis 117.25 vs. Jonathan Burgos 117.5
Desiree Hernandez 119 vs. Carlota Santos 109
Manuel Largacha 144.75 vs. Carlos Murillo 144.5
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August 7th, 2015

UFC

Derek Brunson: Aiming At The Top

Derek Brunson has no shortage of confidence.

The North Carolina-based middleweight has set his goals to become the best 185-pound fighter in the world, but he’s also very much tuned into the fact there is work to be done before that happens. Fortunately for the Jackson/Winkeljohn fighter, work ethic and determination are also things Brunson has in large supply . . . Click here for more
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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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August 7th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Results

Undefeated featherweight standout Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a nine round TKO over Jorge “King” Diaz (18-4-1, 10 KOs) on Thursday night at LA Fight Club a.k.a. the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Lopez scored a flash knockdown in round one when referee Jack Reiss ruled that Diaz’ knee touched. Lopez then methodically broke down Diaz, who calls it quits after round nine.

Unbeaten local super bantamweight favorite Roy “Pitbull” Tapia (11-0-2, 6 KOs) scored a third round KO over Juan “Perla Negra” Hernandez (18-6-1, 9 KOs). Tapia dropped Hernandez at the end of round two and laid him out in round three. Time was 1:49.

In a super featherweight bout, debuting Hector “El Finito” Tanajara (1-0, 1 KO) needed just 74 seconds to annihilate Thomas De Leon (0-3). De Leon was down twice.

In a super lightweight clash, Jonathan Navarro (1-0, 1 KO) needed just 63 seconds to demolish Andrew Gomez (0-2). Gomez was down twice.



August 6th, 2015




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