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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven,

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA

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Breazeale-Mansour official for Jan 23

Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (16-0, 14 KOs) will step up in class against hard-hitting southpaw Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (22-1-1, 16 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight showdown as part of primetime action on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX January 23 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The card is headlined by undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight showdown and features undefeated rising star Sergeant Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (20-0, 14 KOs) taking on Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs).

Dominic Breazeale: “This is a great opportunity for me and I’m definitely going to make the most of it. Fighting at the STAPLES Center in primetime is a dream come true. I’m a California guy and I know I have to put on a big show to make a name for myself. I want to be a world champion and Amir Mansour is standing in my way.”

Amir Mansour: “I can’t wait to put on a show January 23. As a fighter, I am very humbled and appreciative to be a part of the PBC on FOX debut. As a boxing fan, I am very pleased to be fighting on the undercard of one of my favorite fighters, Danny Garcia, who is also from Philly. I’m thrilled to be a part of a card like this with so many great fighters.”



December 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Inoue demolishes #1 Parenas in two to keep WBO 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

After a one-year hiatus, WBO junior bantamweight champ Naoya Inoue (9-0, 8 KOs), 115, Japan, returned to ring warfare and made a quick demolition of #1 Warlito Parenas (24-7-1, 21 KOs), 114, Philippines, at 1:20 of the second session on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Inoue displayed his awesome power and decked him twice to have the referee Michael Ortega halt the lopsided affair.

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December 29th, 2015


Boxing News

Yaegashi dethrones IBF 108lb champ Mendoza to win third world belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Japanese veteran Akira Yaegashi (23-5, 12 KOs), 107.5, impressively captured the IBF junior flyweight belt as he pounded out an upset unanimous decision over highly regarded defending champ Javier Mendoza (24-3-1, 19 KOs), 107.5, from Mexico, over twelve furious give-and-take rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The tallies were as follows: Eugine Grant 117-111, Hilton Whitaker 119-109 and Mike Fitzgerald 120-107 (all from US), all in favor of the game and gallant challenger. The referee was Kenny Chevalier (US). The 32-year-old Japanese gained his third belt in as many categories (105, 112 and now 108) to his credit. There were no knockdowns, but Yaegashi sometimes had the Mexican at bay with his solid rights to the face and body bombardments in a gory affair.

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December 29th, 2015

UFC

10 Best: Greatest UFC Fights of the Year

A great fight is a perfect storm. Put two fighters together and you never know what you’ll get, but when both have the intention of making a statement against each other and the styles mesh, it becomes something more than just an athletic competition. When that happens, there’s nothing better in all of sports . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 29th, 2015


UFC

Best UFC Images of 2015

It’s been a memorable year in 2015 and we wanted to celebrate. So we checked the numbers across our social media platforms and have come up with the 10 most popular pictures of the year . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenreong Outstanding Thai Athlete of 2015

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0-0) received the Thailand’s professional athlete of the year 2015 award from the Sports Authority of Thailand to celebrate “National Sports Day” on December 26, 2015, at Indoor Stadium Hua Mark. The 36-year-old flyweight titleholder made three successfully world title defenses in 2015. In March, Amnat impressively defeated China’s Zou Shiming in Macau. In his next two defenses, he beat John Casimero of the Philippines in a mandatory fight in Bangkok and then Myung Ho Lee of Japan in Hua Hin.

Jimmy Chaichotchuang, the IBF’s leading promoter in Thailand said, “I would like to congratulate the honor of the IBF flyweight champion to this prestigious award. Ruenroeng, who has a hard time in his childhood, and come from Zero to Hero. Ruenroeng was a former Muaythai champion and Olympian amateur boxer. He made his debut as a pro in 2012 and has made a five world championship defenses. He is the pride of Thailand. I will look for his unification bout in 2016.”



December 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Grant Gloves getting play in Hollywood

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Grant Elvis Phillips, CEO/Founder of Grant Gloves, had a cameo role in the movie “Creed” playing himself. In the movie, Rocky introduces Philips to the Creed son, and says “This is my good friend Elvis Grant, he makes the best gloves in the world. He’s going to make your gloves, that’s my gift to you.”

With advertisers commonly paying big money to have their products placed in movies, we asked Phillips how much he paid for the product mention in “Creed.”

His answer? Zero.

“Stallone called me himself and asked me if they could use Grant in the new ‘Creed’ film,” said Phillips. “Same with ​’Southpaw.​​’ Gyllenhaal called me himself to use Grant in the film​. ​Unlike my competitors,​ they need to write a check…​I don’t. ​I ​just stay in my lane and keep making the best and leave the rest in God’s hands.”

In the real world, Grant gloves are worn by Floyd Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin among others.



December 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Pod Index offers online subscription service

The Pod Index, LLC is now offering the public the option to purchase unlimited access to an individual judge’s complete profile. The judge’s profile includes an analysis of each of their bouts, as well as the master scoresheet for each bout. The service and payment are both offered online at www.podindex.org. This service is ideal for commissions that want to take a closer look at a judge, or for promoters or managers that want to know more about a judge working an upcoming bout, or a judge himself who may want to evaluate their own performance. Some of Pod Index’s current clients include the WBA, the NSAC, and the CSAC.



December 29th, 2015

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Omar Douglas 128 vs. Frank DeAlba 129.5
Miguel Cruz 146 vs. Virgil Green 144.6
Leo Hall 177.6 vs. Christopher Brooker 174.2
Kyrone Davis 159.6 vs. Andrew Hernandez 160.6
Stephen Fulton 122.4 vs. Joshua Greer Jr 122
Jerome Conquest 140.9 vs. Christian Molina 137.7
Milton Santiago 140.1 vs. Angel Hernandez ??
Earl Newman 178.2 vs. Victor Kpadenou 173.2
Denis Douglin 166.6 vs. Marcus Upshaw 165.6
Eduardo Flores 153.5 vs. Junior Castillo 154.5
Chris Colbert 126.3 vs. Derrick Bivins 124.4

Venue: Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1



December 28th, 2015

UFC

10 Best: Greatest UFC Fighters of the Year

It’s all come down to this – the Highly Unofficial picks for the best fighters of 2015. As always, the rule is that someone had to have fought at least twice to be considered for the list, but with so many shows, what used to be an issue is an issue no longer, as there were plenty of top performers showing what they do best in the Octagon . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Full Jan 22 ShoBox lineup announced

As we previously reported, the first ShoBox telecast of 2016 will take place January 22 at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Unbeaten middleweight Rob Brant (18-0, 11 KOs) battles DeCarlo Perez (15-3-1, 5 KOs) in the ten round main event. The rest of the quadrupleheader (all eight-rounders) has now been revealed.

Heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) faces southpaw Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs), super featherweight Harmonito Dela Torre (17-0, 12 KOs) takes on Rafael Guzman (16-1-1, 10 KOs), and lightweight Bakhtiyar Eyubov (9-0, 9 KOs) meets Jared Robinson (16-2-1, 7 KOs).



December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

World title twinbill in Japan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

The weigh-in ceremony took place at the Grand Palace Hotel, where four contestants who will appear in the world title twinbill successfully passed the weigh-in. WBO junior bantam titlist Naoya Inoue tipped the beam at 115 pounds, the class limit, to 114 for WBO top contender Warlito Parenas. IBF junior flyweight ruler Javier Mendoza, Mexico, and ex-two-time world champ Akira Yaegashi both scaled in at 107.5, a half pound lighter than the limit.

The WBO officials are as follows: referee Mike Ortega; judges Patrick Russell, Levi Martinez and Patrick Morley (all US); supervisor Luis Perez (Puerto Rico).

The IBF officials are as follows: referee Kenny Chevalier; judges Mike Fitzgerald, Eugene Grant, Hilton Whitaker Jr.; supervisor Edward Cotton (all US).

Our special guests are the WBO president Francisco Paco Valcarcel and formerly four-time world champ Erik Morales, the manager of Javier Mendoza.

Who will survive the year-end war? Time will tell. More photos…



December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Inoue-Parrenas, Mendoza-Yaegashi make weight

Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Naoya Inoue 115 vs. Warlito Parrenas 114
(WBO super flyweight title)

Javier Mendoza 107.5 vs. Akira Yaegashi 107.5
(IBF light flyweight title)

Venue: Ariake Colosseum, Tokyo, Japan

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December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

January 16 UniMas card coming together

Top Rank’s January 16 UniMas telecast from The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas, is shaping up. Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (26-0, 17 KOs) meets veteran Danny Batchelder (31-11-1, 15 KOs) in the main event, with unbeaten lightweight Erick De Leon (11-0, 5 KOs) taking on Fidel Navarrete (8-1-2, 4 KOs) in the co-feature. Also seeing action is Olympian middleweight contender Matt Korobov (24-1, 14 KOs) meeting Josue Ovando (14-8-1, 10 KOs). All three bouts are scheduled eight rounders.

In six round matches, unbeaten bantamweight Johnny Determan (10-0, 8 KOs) takes on Oscar Mojica (8-1, 1 KO) with middleweight John Vera (11-0, 7 KOs) and super welterweight Alexander Besputin (1-0, 1 KO) facing opponents to be named.

Welterweight Amon Rashidi (1-0, 1 KO) meets TBA in a four rounder.

Another UniMas card is on tap for January 30 at a site to be named in Los Angeles with Jose Felix Jr. (32-1-1, 25 KOs) taking on Ricky Sismundo (30-8-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round bout lightweight scrap.



December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

New Faces: Egidijus Kavaliauskas

By Robert Coster
Photo courtesy Egis Klimas

“He’s a mix of Ruslan Provodnikov and Gennady Golovkin.”

This is how famed trainer Robert Garcia describes his Lithuanian welterweight prospect Egidijus Kavaliauskas (11-0, 10 KOs). The 27-year-old Kavaliauskas’ moniker is “The Mean Machine” and videos seem to demonstrate just that: a young boxer that combines attack, power, combination punches thrown with sizzling speed and killer instinct.

“Egidijus’ style is perfect for TV,” says manager Egis Klimas, “and commentators are going to have to learn how to pronounce his name because he is going to be Lithuania’s first pro boxing world champion.”

Klimas, the manager of world champions Vassily Lomachenko and Evgeny Gradovich, himself a Lithuanian, was looking for a boxer who had the quality to become the Baltic nation’s first world champion and Egidijus Kavaliaukas seemed to fit the bill. He was a two-time Olympian (2008, 2012), a Bronze Medalist at the world amateur championships (Baku 2011), boasting an impressive record (260-40). “Yet his style was not suited for the amateurs,” continued Klimas. “Egidijus is indeed a ‘mean machine.’ He goes after his prey and never lets up.” (more…)



December 28th, 2015

UFC

Demetrius Johnson, the UFC Pound-for-Pound King

It should have been celebration time for Demetrious Johnson, but the UFC flyweight champion isn’t built that way . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

UFC 195 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, January 2 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Froch lifts the lid on “overrated retirement”

Vic “Vicious” Saludar and the “greatest fight of my life”

The year’s best in Philippine boxing



December 28th, 2015

Boxing News

California, Texas and New York again lead the way for boxing in the USA

By Johnny B’

As in the past, I decided to take a look at the health of professional boxing in the United States. My goal was to see which states are surviving. After a review of professional shows held this year, with only days to go and hopefully no cancellations, these are the results:

California again leads the healthy list with 87 shows in 2015. Texas was not too far behind with 71 events. The state of New York comes in third with 49.

Then a bit of a drop-off begins, West Virginia 30, Pennsylvania and Florida both with 27 and Nevada 26. North Carolina also with 26 shows a very a respectable number for that neighborhood. Arizona with 22, Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey and Oklahoma are all scheduled to end up with 14. (more…)



December 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Mendoza, Flores, De La Rosa, Reveco, Saludar arrive in Japan

mendoza155By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

There will be no less than seven world title bouts to be held in Japan on the last three days of this year. Foreign contestants already arrived here in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka.

IBF 108-pound champ Javier Mendoza, Mexico, has been strenuously training here since last Tuesday. “Cobra” Mendoza will put his belt on the line against veteran two-time world titlist Akira Yaegashi in Tokyo on this coming Wednesday.

Nicaraguan Oliver Flores and Colombian Luis de la Rosa also arrived here in Tokyo last Friday to have ambitious cracks at the WBA belts against the super-feather kingpin Takashi Uchiyama and the light-fly ruler Ryoichi Taguchi respectively in Tokyo on New Year Eve. Also, ex-WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco, Argentina, arrived in Osaka to avenge his previous defeat by Kazuto Ioka in Osaka on the last day of the year. Filipino 105-pound prospect Vic Saludar made an anticipated arrival at Nagoya to have a shot at unbeaten champ Kosei Tanaka on New Year Eve.

Every day our fight scribes have been forced to cover public workouts, press conferences, etc., by sacrificing Chirstmas holidays.

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December 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Walsh set to defend British featherweight belt

History-making British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh will make the first defense of his title against Scottish challenger Darren Traynor on January 22 at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, on promoter Frank Warren’s first show of 2016. Walsh put his name in the boxing records books when he won the title in September to join twin brother Liam, the reigning British super featherweight champion, as the first ever set of twins to hold the Lonsdale belt simultaneously.

Ryan Walsh: “It took plenty of hard work, blood, sweat and tears to win that British title, so I’m definitely not losing it in my first defense to the likes of Traynor.”

Darren Traynor: “It was like a fairytale story come true for Ryan when he won the title for him and Liam to be the first ever twins to hold British titles at the same time, but that page is getting ripped out when I fight him…for Ryan, this isn’t going to be a happy ending, I’m coming down to London to take that title from him and bring it back to Scotland.”



December 27th, 2015

UFC

UFC 195 Countdown on FS1

Go behind the scenes with Robbie Lawler, Carlos Condit, Stipe Miocic and Andrei Arlovski as they prepare for UFC 195. Tune in to FS1 Sunday, Dec. 27 at 4:30 pm ET for UFC 195 Countdown . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Former WBA Bantamweight Champ Passes

By Luis Sotelo

Former World Bantamweight Champion, Romeo “Lacandon” Anaya, passed away on December 24, in Chiapas, Mexico. He was 69.

Anaya rose to world prominence in January1973 when he KO’d Panamanian Enrique Pinder in three rounds to capture the WBA Bantamweight Crown. In doing so, he fulfilled the promise of returning the world bantam championship belt to Mexico, where it reigned previously under countrymen Ruben Olivares (1969-70, 71-72), Chucho Castillo (1970), and the technically sound Rafael Herrera (1972, 73-74). Anaya was a hard-hitting bantamweight who faced many tough opponents, including Octavio “El Famoso” Gomez, Rogelio Lara, Julio Guerrero, Rafael Herrera, Enrique Pinder (twice), and South African Arnold Taylor (twice). (more…)



December 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Saucedo easily defeats Rodriguez

Two-time former world title challenger Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (58-6-3, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision against journeyman Jorge Luis Rodriguez (19-11-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night in a lightweight clash at the Anfiteatro Municipal in La Falda, Cordoba, Argentina. Saucedo, rated WBO #12 at lightweight, won by scores of 99.5-93, 99-93.5, 99.5-92.5 in a bout that had the crowd booing.



December 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Saucedo back in action tonight

Two-time former world title challenger Fernando David “El Vasco” Saucedo (57-6-3, 10 KOs) will see action tonight against journeyman Jorge Luis Rodriguez (19-10-1, 2 KOs) in a ten round lightweight clash at the Anfiteatro Municipal in La Falda, Cordoba, Argentina. In his most recent fight, Saucedo scored a second-round technical knockout over Carlos Fulgencio (19-7-1, 12 KOs) at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts. He is currently rated #12 in the world at lightweight by the WBO.



December 26th, 2015

Boxing News

De Carolis camp plans to school Feigenbutz again

While we still have a plethora of world title fights scheduled for the end of 2015 in Japan, the first world title go of 2016 takes place January 9 in Offenburg, Germany, when WBA interim super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) defends his belt against Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs). This is a direct rematch of their October bout in which Feigenbutz was dropped and schooled before coming away with what many considered a hometown decision. For this match, Feigenbutz is expected to have honed his game plan, but the De Carolis camp is confident about getting the victory.

“We expect a more aggressive Vincent Feigenbutz who wants to prove himself,” said De Carolis’ trainer Italo Mattioli. “But I can’t imagine that he’ll be greatly improved when it comes to technique and ringcraft. Giovanni, however, can calmly approach the fight because he knows in what areas he’s superior. It won’t be more difficult or easier than the first fight.

“In the first and fourth rounds, Giovanni was very close to an early win. Unfortunately, he let Feigenbutz off the hook. Later we spoke about this. I promise that such a thing won’t happen again. Giovanni knows he can hurt Feigenbutz. He will not miss such opportunities again!”



December 26th, 2015

UFC

10 Best UFC Knockouts of 2015

The best knockout category is always the most hotly debated, simply because the number of impressive knockouts that take place in the Octagon consistently supersedes the amount of slots on lists like this. But we must carry on, and while there may not be full agreement with the top 10 knockouts of 2015, you can’t deny that these were pretty damn good . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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December 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Editorial: More Brits set to rule in 2016

Another editorial: British boxing outdid itself in 2016

Pacquiao’s luster undimmed since lost to Mayweather

Roy Jones Jr. starts boxing school in Russia



December 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Izegem, Belgium: Achergui lost; Danyo, Ben Ali, Karaxha score wins

Delfine Persoon honoured in Izegem, BelgiumWBC lightweight championess Delfine Persoon got a standing ovation when she was honoured in Izegem as Belgian sportswoman of 2015.

In the main event of the boxing card at the traditional Christmas meeting in Izegem, Belgium, Ahmed El Ghoulbzouri outboxed and outscored current WBC Youth middleweight champion Ilias Achergui over 8 rnds. Achergui suffered his second defeat in a row and should go back to middleweight if he wants to go back to the winning side. It was scored 78-74 and twice 77-75.

Stephen Danyo, cut early in the fight on the right eye, outpointed Igor Faniyan who used dirty tactics throughout the fight. Faniyan briefly dropped Danyo in the second but was deducted a point in rnd 5 and rnd 6 for hitting constantly after the break and stop commands. Faniyan used dangerous headwork in the last couple of rounds.

Meriton Karaxha easily outpointed Kristian Matiji by scores of twice 59-55 and 60-54.

Hakim Ben Ali had to work hard to win a unanimous decision against French Rachid Sali by 3 times 58-56.

Georgian visitor Nikoloz Gviniashvili dropped and stopped Ahmed Boussaidi in the 5th of a scheduled 6 rounder. It was the second inside the distance loss for Boussaidi who will now consider retirement.



December 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Dominican Boxing 2015 in review

By Robert Coster

2015 was a particularly good year for Dominican boxing which boasted three world champions: 1) WBA regular champion Javier Fortuna in the jr lightweight class, 2) WBA unified champion Juan Carlos Payano at 118lbs and 3) WBA interim titlist Felix Valera in the light heavyweight division. It was a first for the Caribbean island.

Title challengers to look out for are WBA #4 jr bantamweight Norberto Jimenez and WBA #4 flyweight Gregorio Lebron who are both expected to step into the ring and battle for world titles in 2016. Prospects to watch are explosive jr featherweight Jonathan Guzman (20-0, 20 KOs) who should really bloom in the coming year; also at 122lbs, one to follow is former Olympian William Encarnacion (9-0, 8 KOs) as is welterweight Carlos Adames (6-0, 5 KOs), a former amateur standout who has fought in New York and Florida.



December 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Lucas Browne Christmas Carol

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury isn’t the only boxer who sings. WBA mandatory challenger Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne performs his own version of ‘Silent Night’ aimed at his next opponent, WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev!



December 25th, 2015

UFC

Diaz Makes Big Gains, Dos Anjos Rises in Rankings

Nate Diaz’s calling for a Conor McGregor bout after Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 has people talking. But after the release of the latest UFC rankings, it could hold a bit more water . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

UFC 195 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, January 2 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Happy Holidays

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December 25th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Joshua Clottey gives reason for his recent defeat

Nonito Donaire sees big things ahead

Sen. John McCain criticizes President Obama’s refusal to pardon Jack Johnson



December 25th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC clears Durodola and Wach, declares Russian drug tests unreliable

Following an administrative investigation, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has ruled on petitions from Olanrewaju Durodola and Mariusz Wach regarding their WBC Silver Championship contests in Kazan, Russia on November 4. After the bouts, allegations were made that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) testing of the “A” Samples of both boxers taken just after the fights showed positive, such tests occurring on November 5.

However, on November 9, 2015, an Independent Commission issued a report to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), and as a result, on November 18 WADA declared that RUSADA had been non-compliant.

Following the petitions and a request for expedited relief, and based upon this unique set of facts, the WBC has determined that it is unable to defend the reliability of RUSADA’s testing of the “A” Samples or the integrity of the “B” Samples, due to the chain of custody being solely at the non-compliant RUSADA. (more…)



December 24th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Five-time world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield has a full tractor trailer containing over 150 bicycles plus 500 toys to distribute TODAY in Miami, Florida. At 10AM, the truck will be in Liberty City (1000 NW 62nd Street). The second stop is at noon at Charles Drew Elementary School (19th Ave at NW 60th St).

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico will present a posthumous National Sports Award to honor the memory of former WBC President Don Jose Sulaiman. President Nieto will present the award to Doña Martha Saldavar, wife of the longtime WBC leader, in late January.

WBA #1 middleweight Chris Eubank Jr and promoter Eddie Hearn have parted ways.

A rematch between WBA super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov and former middleweight king Felix Sturm will take place February 20 at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany.



December 24th, 2015




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