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Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Undefeated WBA #5 super bantamweight Adam Lopez (15-0-1, 7 KOs) and Roman Reynoso (18-1-2, 7 KOs) ...

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Crawford, Postol, Valdez, Rueda make weight

Crawford, Postol, Valdez, Rueda make weight

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Terence Crawford 140 vs. Viktor Postol 139.5 (WBO/WBC jr welterweight unification) Oscar Valdez 126 vs. Matias Rueda 125 (WBO featherweight ...

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Full Report: Guzman wins vacant IBF 122lb belt

Full Report: Guzman wins vacant IBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten KO artist Jonathan Guzman (22-0-1NC, 22 KOs), 121, from Dominican Republic, acquired the vacant IBF junior featherweight ...

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Derevyanchenko decimates Soliman; Khytrov dominates Mendez

Derevyanchenko decimates Soliman; Khytrov dominates Mendez

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) dropped Sam Soliman (44-14, 18 KOs) once in the 1st round and twice ...

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Crawford-Postol undercard fighter quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Fighters featured on Saturday's Crawford-Postol HBO-PPV undercard has their moment in the Fight Week spotlight at the ...

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Boxing News

Jarrell Miller Calls Out Heavyweight Champs

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller called out the two American heavyweight world champions after his seventh round TKO over Donovan Dennis on Friday night in Tucson. “Charles Martin, I’m coming for you. Deontay Wilder, I’m coming for your Alabama BBQ,” stated Miller.

Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs), who went past the sixth round for the first time in his career, also stated “I had him out in the first round, but I threw my shoulder out throwing a left hook. I was looking for the knockout so bad he started catching me with some shots. So then I decided to box a little bit and that’s what I did until the knockout came. I’m glad it went seven rounds. It taught me to go to Plan B. I can box beautifully when I want and I showed some of that tonight. It was good experience. My power was there; my wind was good. I was breathing well and seeing the shots.”



January 23rd, 2016

UFC

Ronda Rousey talks about hosting Saturday Night Live

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey spoke to Megan Olivi about what it’s been like on the week leading up to hosting Saturday night live, her initial reaction to learning the news and more. Don’t miss SNL Saturday night on NBC at 11:30/10:30 ETCT . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

Weights from Nuevo Leon

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Adrian Estrella 136 vs Alfonso Pérez 136
Carlos Molina 147.50 vs José Feria 146
Lourdes Juarez 111 vs Vianey Ortega 112
Alexis Reyes 128 vs Jesús Silvera 129

Venue: Domo CARE de Guadalupe, Nuevo León
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa
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January 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Brant, Miller, Eyubov win by KO

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Unbeaten middleweight Rob “Bravo” Brant (19-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over Decarlo Perez (15-4-1, 5 KOs) in a clash for the NABA title on Friday night at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona. Brant was very sharp, dropping Perez in round three, then finishing him with a huge right hand in round four. Time was :39.

Undefeated heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (16-0-1, 14 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over game Donovan Dennis (14-4, 11 KOs) in a clash for the NABA heavyweight championship. Miller floored Dennis twice in round one, but had to work hard to get a seventh round referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:31.

Undefeated welterweight power puncher Bakhtiyar Eyubov (10-0, 10 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over Jared Robinson (16-3-1, 7 KOs). Eyubov dropped Robinson in the first 30 seconds and was credited with another knockdown later in the stanza when he drove Robinson back into to the ropes. Eyubov floored Robinson again in round two. The bout was waved off by the referee in round three. Time was :56. photos



January 22nd, 2016


Boxing News

Campas and Bonsante faceoff in Retirement Fight this Saturday

By Ricardo Ibarra

Dianne Fischer of Dee Lee Promotions and Joe Diaz presents “Battle of the Ages” this Saturday January 23rd at the Civic Center in Butte , Montana . The main event features former IBF and IBA Jr. middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas (105-17-3, 81 KOs) taking on former IBA super middleweight title holder Anthony Bonsante (34-12-3, 18 KOs) in a super middleweight ten round bout. Both fighters have stated this will be their last fight.

The official weights are as follows:

Luis Ramon Campas 167.5 vs. Anthony Bonsante 166
Jesse Uhde 172 vs Andrew Howk * Howk did not show up to the weigh-in and will weigh in tomorrow.
Jacob Szilasi 146 vs. Jake Fowler 150
Jered Lunceford 172 vs. Mickey Walker 168
Kevin Kline 191 vs. Tyler Vogel 188.8
Anthony Curtiss 146 vs. Aaron Von Snow 142.5

Doors open at 6p and the first bell is at 7p. Tickets are still available at the Butte Civic Center box office and ringside tables are available by calling Joe Diaz at 406-539-3850.
For more ticket information call 406-497-6401 or 800-555-8989.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Brandon Rios planning to fight again

Former world champion “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios says he’s planning to return to the ring. Rios announced his retirement following a KO loss to Timothy Bradley last November, but he announced tonight on Facebook that he’s had a change of heart.

After I had time to think about it, I want to end my love for this sport in boxing the way I started, fighting strong and with everything I had. I didn’t train right last time and was not able to bring my best, letting myself and my fans down. Now I’m back at the gym getting in shape, before I even do training camp, with a renewed passion for my sport and fans. Strong basics and some new twists to up my game and when it’s time to end on my terms of hard work and victorious.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Blanco beats Ocasio in South Philly

By John DiSanto/Philly Boxing History

With an impending blizzard threatening to hit South Philly, the seven-bout boxing show staged by Hard Hitting Promotions went off without a hitch at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, and thanks to several quick KOs, even ended early enough to avoid much conflict with the storm.

In the eight round main event, Reynaldo Blanco, 10-2, 4 KOs, Carolina, PR, scored a unanimous decision over Philly’s Angel Ocasio, 8-1-2, 2 KOs, to win the NABA-US lightweight title. The bout was a closely fought contest with the boxers splitting the first four rounds, before Blanco pulled ahead in the second half. Ocasio stayed in the fight, but Blanco was more effective with his long jab, steady body work and solid punches to the head. Blanco guaranteed victory at the pre-fight press conference on Wednesday, and backed up his words on fight night with an impressive performance. After eight full rounds, Blanco took the decision by scores of 80-72, 79-73 and 77-75. I also scored the bout 77-75 for Blanco. It was Ocasio’s first professional loss. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Walsh KOs Traynor in 5

British featherweight champion Ryan Walsh (20-1-1, 9 KOs) scored s spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Darren Traynor (11-1, 5 KOs) to successfully defend his domestic title on Friday night at York Hall in London. A huge Walsh right hand in round five ended Traynor’s night.

In the co-feature, unbeaten junior middleweight Ahmet Patterson (17-0, 7 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ryan Aston (18-3-2, 8 KOs). Patterson dropped Aston in round five, then finished him with two more knockdowns in round six.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Mexicali

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


José Zepeda 140 vs. Ammeth Díaz 140
Juan Carlos Sánchez 122 vs. Jhon Gemino 122.1
Jaime Munguía 147.2 vs. Francisco Verduzco 147.3
Leonardo Báez 118 vs. Alexis Ruiz 118
Eduardo Báez 122.2 vs. Irving González 122.2

Venue: Foro Promo Casa Fex, Mexicali, Baja California, México
Promotor: Zanfer Promociones
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Amir Khan says Pacquiao comments are “inaccurate and false”

“I have read recent comments by Manny Pacquiao stating that the reason a fight between us never happened was because of ‘middle men’ in my team – this is totally inaccurate and false,” said former world champion Amir Khan in a statement. “The only people negotiating on my behalf, as with all my fights, were my father Shah, uncle Taz and lawyer Robert Davis. They dealt directly with Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum and adviser Michael Koncz.

“An initial meeting took place last September between Bob Arum and my uncle and lawyer in London. This was at the direct request of Bob Arum. The negotiations went well to the extent that a ‘Heads of Terms’ was signed and sent from my lawyer to Bob Arum. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia, Guerrero make weight

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Danny Garcia 146.8 vs. Robert Guerrero 146.8
(vacant WBC welterweight title)

Sammy Vasquez 147 vs. Aron Martinez 147
(WBC welterweight semi-final eliminator)

Dominic Breazeale 252.8 vs. Amir Mansour 218
Alejandro Luna 135.4 vs Alan Herrera 135.6

Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FOX

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Diego De La Hoya headlines LA Fight Club Feb 19

Undefeated boxing legacy and fan-favorite Diego De La Hoya (13-0, 7 KOs) will make his first appearance of 2016 in the ring on Friday, February 19 as the main event on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar against former world title contender Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo (21-9, 19 KOs) at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

In the televised co-main event, Carlos “The Solution” Morales (12-1-3, 6 KOs) will face Omar “Héroe” Tienda (14-2, 8 KOs) in a 10-round super featherweight bout. Also, Joet Gonzalez (13-0, 6 KOs) will participate in an eight-round featherweight bout; Los Angeles fan favorite Nick Arce (6-0, 6 KOs) will face the battle tested Luis “Lichito” Lizarraga Jr. (5-7-1, 2 KOs) in a six-round super featherweight battle; and opening up the night Francisco Esparza (2-0) fighting out of Fernando Vargas’ Feroz Fight Factory in Las Vegas will fight in a four-round featherweight bout. Opponents will be announced shortly.



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Dominic Bösel 174.5 vs. Balazs Kelemen 171.5
Felix Lamm 139.75 vs. Jan Holec 140
Adam Deines 197.5 vs. Björn Blaschke 194.5
Tom Pahlmann 175 vs. Bartolomiej Grafka 174.25
Phillip Nsingi 153 vs. Mykola Vovk 152.25
Lucie Sedlackova 128 vs. Diqana Kulinova 128
Roman Belaev 145.5 vs. Ramon de la Cruz Sena 147

Venue: Erdgas Sportarena, Halle (Saale), Germany
Promoter: SES
TV: MDR

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao and Bradley: Ready to deliver on their campaign promises

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By Bill Dwyre

They held the Right Coast promotional scrum here Thursday for the upcoming Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao-Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. boxing match. Among the revelations that could stop the presses was that there are no villains in this fight.

Leo Durocher said that nice guys finish last. He never considered that they would fight each other.

This kind of warm and fuzzy stuff could ruin the sport. But, in this one, the skeletons in the closet have either been permanently locked up, or they never existed. It got so bad (good) Thursday that, after Pacquiao and Bradley did the usual contrived face-to-face pose for photographers — does anybody actually use this stuff? — they parted by shaking hands and smiling.

Mike Tyson, who once bit off a piece of an opponent’s ear, would be spinning in his grave, were he not still alive. Floyd Mayweather Jr., if he saw this, would go outside and take a baseball bat to a tree.

Where were the insults? Where was the name calling, the out-of-control testosterone, the phony tension contrived to sell tickets? Was this a boxing promotion or the groundbreaking for a convent? In the old days, before George Foreman found God and niceness, this sort of promotion would have driven him either to the heavy bag or the barf bag. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

UFC

McGregor begins war of words against title rival Dos Anjos

When Conor McGregor signs on for a new fight the anticipation for the buildup is almost as eagerly anticipated as the matchup itself. Wednesday afternoon at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos, the lightweight champion and the next man to face “The Notorious” on March 5 at UFC 197, came face to face and microphone to microphone for the first time . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia, Guerrero ready to get it on

On Saturday night, undefeated Danny “Swift” Garcia goes against Robert “The Ghost’ Guerrero in a battle for the WBC welterweight world title formerly held by Floyd Mayweather. The bout will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and headline PBC’s debut on the FOX network. Here is what the fighters had to say at Thursday’s final press conference:

Danny Garcia: “I want to thank Ruben Guerrero because he’s awakened the devil. I can’t wait for Saturday night to show the world what Danny Garcia is all about. I feel fast, I feel strong and I’ll see everyone Saturday. My dad and I are chilling right now, we’re businessmen. They set it off and they woke us up. That’s the last thing you want to do to us. I’m going to bring the heat. He never faced a guy like me. I’m sending a message.

“I haven’t felt this way in a long time. It’s that feeling you get when you know you’re going to put on a great performance. I feel great. I’m keeping my composure and staying focused. Saturday night will be another night of work for me. I’m the type of fighter where I can be cool, but certain things bring out the anger in me. I don’t feel any pressure. I’m going to go in there and be Danny Garcia. I’m going to make adjustments. I know he wants to get dirty but we have an answer for everything he has.”

Robert Guerrero: “We’re really ready to go. We trained hard and did everything we had to do. There’s nothing left now but to do it. I have to go out there and show my heart. Everything I put into this, I want to get even more out. I’m a hard worker and it will translate into the ring. I’m excited to get to the fight and take care of business. As my dad says, ‘we’re ‘letting the roosters go.’ It’s time to fight.

“All the talking is done. He said he’s going to knock me out…well we’re going to see. I’m ready to represent the Mexican people and bring the fans a great, action-packed fight. A title is on the line and I’m extremely motivated to silence the critics who are doubting me. I’m ready to become a champion once again.”



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Cartagena-Rodriguez collide in first Telemundo telecast of 2016

Telemundo’s first boxing telecast of 2016 will feature a ten round super flyweight clash between Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena (14-2, 5 KOs) and Ricardo “Meserito” Rodriguez (12-3, 4 KOs) on Friday, February 26th from the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, Florida. The WBO Latino belt will be on the line.

The February 26 telecast will be the first of twelve Telemundo boxing events slated for 2016.

The other fight dates are:
March 4 – A La Carte Pavillion, Tampa, FL
March 11 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX
March 18 – Blackberry, Mexico DF, MX

June 24 – TBA
July 1 – TBA
July 8 – TBA
July 15 – TBA

August 26 – TBA
September 2 – TBA
September 9 – TBA
September 16 – TBA



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Big Fight tonight for ‘Big Baby’

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


Undefeated heavyweight slugger Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) is beaming with confidence heading into tonight’s Showtime-televised clash against Donovan Dennis (14-3, 11 KOs). The fight will be for the NABA Heavyweight title at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

Miller, who weighed in at 274 pounds, admits training didn’t go as well as hoped, but isn’t overly concerned about it. “It definitely wasn’t the easiest camp. Injuries are part of the game and so are ups and downs. Camp wasn’t perfect, that’s for sure, but that’s how it is. Real warriors keep it moving. I’ll go in there and do my job and move onto the next. My real goal is to be the headliner in my next fight. Every fight is motivation to move onto the next level for me.” (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Charismatic Joseph Parker right at home 

Mike Tyson enters the Octagon on ‘UFC 2’

UFC champ Conor McGregor sends Floyd Mayweather a chilling warning on racism

 



January 22nd, 2016

UFC

Holm, Tate ready for new challenge at UFC 197

Holly Holm has always wanted to take the biggest challenge, whether it was in her boxing career or now in MMA. That’s why she took the fight with former champion Ronda Rousey back at UFC 193 despite having only two UFC fights on her resume . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Olympian Clayton demolishes Salmon

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former Olympian Custio Clayton (6-0 5KO) made short of Stansilas Salmon (25-4-2 10KO) punishing the former champion of France to the body and dropping him three times to secure a TKO win at :40 seconds of the second round. The welterweight scored a perfect left hand to the body in the waning moments of the opening round to drop Salmon to his and after getting up, went back down in an attempt to recover from the blow. Salmon made it to the bell but not much further as Clayton, a member of the 2012 Canadian Olympic team in London picked up where he left in the second, securing two more knockdowns from the body blows and sending Salmon’s trainer quickly up the steps to stop the fight. (more…)



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer at the scale

Angel Ocasio 134.4 vs. Reynaldo Blanco 134.2
Jonathan Maicelo 136.6 vs. Samuel Amoako 136.7
Saud Clark 154.3 vs. Julian Valerio 153.4
David Murray 174.8 vs. Heriberto Salaman 169.2
Luis Del Valle 136.7 vs. Alberto Manukyan 135.3
Idemar Cordero 155 vs Luis Ramos 152
Godson Noel 166.2 vs. Victor Kpadenou 168.2

Promoter: Hard Hitting Promotions in association with Swift Promotions
Venue : PA Sheet Metal Workers Hall



January 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Tucson

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Rob Brant 159 vs. Decarlo Perez 159
Jarrell Miller 274 vs. Donovan Dennis 218
Bakhtiyar Eyubov 143.5 vs. Jared Robinson 143.5

A scheduled fight between super featherweights Harmonito Dela Torre and Rafael Guzman was cancelled earlier this week.

Venue: Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: Showtime

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January 22nd, 2016

Announcement

Ring 8 January Meeting Review & Pictures

Jim Kinney (speaking) made a special presentation to Herschel Jacobs' son (far left).  Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup (white shirt) and Ring 8 president Bob Duffy (far right) also took part in the presentation.

Jim Kinney (speaking) made a special presentation to Herschel Jacobs’ son (far left). Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup (white shirt) and Ring 8 president Bob Duffy (far right) also took part in the presentation.

(All photos courtesy of Stanley Janousek)

Ring 8’s first monthly meeting of 2016 was held this past Tuesday evening at O’Neil’s Restaurant in Maspeth, New York.

International boxing judge John McKaie was the guest speaker. McKaie has judged nearly 800 professional fights, including 23 world championships.

Ring 8 historian Henry Hascup eulogized and made a historical tribute to the late Herschel Jacobs, who passed away this past December at the age of 75 (pictured to right). Jacobs (27-20-2, 11 KOs) fought professionally between 1960 and 1978. His most notable win was a 10-round decision in 1971 against three-time world light heavyweight champion and Hall-of-Famer, Harold Johnson, at the famed Sunnyside Garden in Queens. Jacobs also gave Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (4-0) his first pro loss in 1962 by way of a six-round decision. (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Sergey Kovalev Media Day

Photos: Jose Pineiro/Main Events

WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev talked about his January 30 grudge rematch against Jean Pascal at a press workout on Thursday at the PAL Gym in Boca Raton, Florida.

Do you want to make him retire?

“I want this, we’ll see. But usually all my opponents stop their career or move their division, but last fight I didn’t finish my job.”

Why fight Pascal again when the first fight seemed so easy?

“First of all, Pascal has said bad things to my side. I have a reason for fighting him. I think Pascal has reason to say thank you to Luis Pabon, the referee for the fight. He forgot to say thank you very much that he saved his health and life maybe. Because he was already “drunk”, you know like spaghetti legs.” (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Pics: Pacquiao-Bradley NYC Press Conference

BOXING: Manny Pacquiao vs Tim Bradley NY Press Conference

Photos: Ed Mulholland/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley reprised their kickoff press conference for the New York City press corps on Thursday. They meet for the third time on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

More photos



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Glazkov knee injury update

The radiology report is in and it appears that heavyweight contender Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov suffered a more severe knee injury than originally believed in his bout with Charles Martin on Saturday night.

Dr. Steven Stoller, a, New Jersey Orthopedic Surgeon and who specializes in sports medicine, watched the Glazkov fight live last Saturday night. The doctor said that in the third round, while avoiding a punch, Glazkov’s right knee “pivot shifted,” which in layman’s terms is a partial dislocation of the knee (and is indicative of an ACL injury), when he went down the first time, which the referee ruled a slip. Glazkov continued fighting until presumably injuring his knee further when the bout was called off with 30 seconds remaining in the third round. (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Tyson Fury lashes out at IBF

“You know what the IBF can do…I’ve already put their belt in the toilet,” WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury told Sky Sports. Fury is fuming because he was stripped by the IBF ten days after winning the title from Wladimir Klitschko, whereas newly crowned IBF champion Charles Martin is getting a full year to make a mandatory defense.

“What gets me is why take it off the linear heavyweight champion?” added Fury. “It’s their loss. It’s no longer my concern what they want to do with their belt and who they give it to. But the International Boxing Federation want that title back in America and it’s going to stay there for a while.”

Martin won the vacant IBF title when opponent Czar Glazkov quit in round three due to a torn ACL.



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from London

Ryan Walsh 126 vs. Darren Traynor 125
(British featherweight championship)

Ahmet Patterson 153 vs. Ryan Aston 153
(Vacant IBF International jr middleweight title)

Venue: York Hall, Benthal Green/London
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: Box Nation (UK)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

“Yori Boy” Campas talks about his career and Saturday’s farewell fight

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photo: Ricardo Ibarra

The long and illustrious career of former IBF jr. middleweight champion Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas (105-17-3, 81 KOs) is finally coming to an end. After nearly three decades as a professional fighter and 125 fights, the man who battled some of the greatest fighters of his era, including Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad, Fernando Vargas, and Hector Camacho, will fight his farewell fight on Saturday, January 23rd at the Civic Center in Butte, Montana, taking on Anthony Bonsante (34-12-3, 18 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight bout. Campas recently took some time out of his training schedule to talk with FightNews.com® about Saturday’s “Farewell Fight” and his plans for the future. (more…)



January 21st, 2016

UFC

Lebron James looks to Conor McGregor for inspiration

Conor McGregor’s drive to become a UFC champion has been a source of inspiration for his legion of fans around the world. Including, it seems, one of the greatest NBA players . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 21st, 2016

WBA

WBA KOs EBA

It’s been three years since the European Boxing Association (EBA) filed suit in a Spanish court against the World Boxing Association (WBA) in the amount of 1.5 million euros, the EBA claiming that they were unfairly ousted in 2011 by the larger organization. The EBA was first formed in the late 1990s as the Euro-African Boxing Association. Once the “African” was dropped, the organization found itself at odds with the European Boxing Union (EBU). The EBA maintained its presence with the support of the WBA until 2005, at which time a conflict ultimately resulted in the WBA severing all ties with the association. The initial judgment went against the EBA, and they were ordered to pay the legal expenses incurred by the WBA. This Wednesday, the 20th, the Audiencia Provincial de Ayala, Spain, dismissed the EBA’s appeal. The EBA has 20 days in which to file another appeal.



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao: I chose Bradley because he is a different and improved fighter

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Filipino icon and eight division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) is excited about closing out his career with a rubber match against WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs) on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO PPV. “The first two fights there are a lot of questions from the fans,” the future Hall of Famer told Fightnews.com®. “I think it’s good to have the third fight. This is going to be a good fight, better than the last two fights we had. We know Bradley is improving and learning new things.”

[On his fight with Floyd Mayweather] “I never regret anything about that fight. Before the fight, I didn’t feel anything on my shoulder but it happened in the fourth round. I felt something when I threw a combination. I lost my right hand…I think I won the fight. A lot of people think I won the fight. He retired already and I am going to retire after this fight.”

[On his injured shoulder] “I think my shoulder has improved now. I am confidently throwing my right hand.” (more…)



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

JAPAN UPDATE

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

shindoSHINDO WINS VACANT JAPANESE 147LB BELT

Tall southpaw Hiroyuki Shindo (17-3-1, 6 KOs), 147, acquired the vacant Japanese welterweight belt as he outpunched and outclassed shorter puncher Yasuhiro Okawa (14-12-3, 5 KOs), 147, to win a unanimous nod (96-94, 97-94 twice) over ten hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Shindo had failed to win the national belt from Suyon Takayama on points in March of the previous year, and was given an opportunity to fight for the vacant throne renounced by his conqueror. Shindo often connected with sharp southpaw lefts, while Okawa, a free-swinging stylist, persistently kept aiming at the midsection with body shots and sometimes doubled him up. The elongated Shindo, however, controlled the second half except in the final session, when Okawa displayed a furious last surge and almost had him in great trouble with the bell coming to his rescue.

EX-CHAMP JARO UNABLE TO MAKE WEIGHT

Former WBC flyweight champ, tough Filipino Sony Boy Jaro (42-13-5, 30 KOs) was scheduled to appear in the semi-final to the Shindo-Okawa title bout for the vacant title, but it finally didn’t take place due to Jaro’s failure to make weight against Yusuke Suzuki (6-2, 4 KOs) for an eight-round bout on Wednesday. Jaro, who had previously couldn’t make weight twice, wasn’t allowed by the JBC to fight this time—third time unlucky—as the Filipino finally scaled in at 119.25—still 2.75 pounds over the contracted weight (116.5 lbs). His manager Aljoe Jaro had a headache in his boy’s oft-failure in weight-making.

okadaOKADA UNIFIES JAPANESE 140LB BELT BY STOPPING INTERIM CHAMP NAKAZAWA

Unbeaten WBO#12 super-light Hiroki Okada (11-0, 9 KOs), 140, successfully unified the Japanese 140-pound belts when he swarmed over interim titlist Masanobu Nakazawa (18-2-1, 7 KOs), 140, from the outset and pummeled him into submission at 0:58 of the third session on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Okada was forced to be inactive for ten months since he suffered a right thumb fracture during a sparring session last June, and his mandatory challenger Nakazawa seized the interim belt by squeaking by Masayoshi Kotake last September. Okada’s left uppercut to the face was an effective haymaker.



January 21st, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing signings

Forth Worth, Texas, middleweight John “The Phenom” Vera Jr (12-0, 7 KOs), coming off an impressive win last Saturday night at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with Roy Jones Jr Boxing. Vera’s first fight under RJJ will take place February 19th at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloan, Iowa. –Jeff Zimmerman

Golden Boy Promotions has signed top featherweight contender Andrew “El Chango” Cancio (16-3-2, 12 KOs) of Blythe, California. Cancio, 27, was last seen stopping Rene “Gemelo” Alvarado in December of 2015.

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has signed super bantamweight contender Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas to a promotional agreement. Rosas, 26, (20-2-1, 12 KOs), of Mexico City, is a two-time world title challenger.



January 21st, 2016




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