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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone ...

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146 Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4 Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael ...

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday ...

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6 (WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title) Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8 (WBO ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Boxing News

Kovalev, Agnew clash heats up

By Sam Geraci

On February 13, Main Events hosted a teleconference for its March 29 light heavyweight showdown in Atlantic City between WBO champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and top-rated but relatively unknown Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The bout will be televised on HBO and is the first bout at the Boardwalk Hall for Main Events since Arturo Gatti took on Alfonso Gomez in 2007 in Gatti’s final bout. Here are the highlights from the teleconference: (more…)



February 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Briggs ready to hit Atlanta

Route 30 Promotions presents Sunday Night Fights ”Pain & Pleasure”

By Jose E. Santiago

On Sunday February 23rd, Route 30 Promotions is all set to continue in its much anticipated series “Sunday Night Fights” (SNF). This rendition of SNF is titled “Pain & Pleasure” as many knockouts and brutal fights are expected by the Route 30 Promotions team. Featured in the main event is Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (54-6-1, 45 KOs) making his return to the ring after a three year hiatus following his twelve round decision loss to heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko in 2010. He will be pitted against Cuban Rafael Pedro (21-10-1, 15 KOs). Pedro is looking to avenge a 1st round KO at the hands of Briggs which took place in April of 2010 for the WBC Latino heavyweight title.

In the co-main event, Atlanta’s Quataviouis “King” Cash (7-0, 4 KOs) looks to remain unbeaten as he takes on brawler Leo “The Lion” Laudat (8-13, 8 KOs) from the Caribbean island Dominca. The bout is expected to be a real test for the undefeated Cash as Laudat is known for his “knock me out or I’ll knock you out” attitude. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

New Faces: Tony Harrison

By Robert Coster
Team Harrison

When young Middleweight Tony Harrison (17-0, 14 KOs) stepped into the ring on February 7th in Detroit, prospect-watchers were on the lookout as to how well the 23-year-old local boy would perform against tough, grizzled veteran Grady Brewer. After all, young Tony was being matched against a fighter who held victories over Cornelius Brundage and Fernando Guerrero and had gone the distance with the likes of Jermain Taylor, Demetrius Andrade, Matt Korobov and Peter Manfredo. Says Ali Salaam, Tony’s father, manager and coach: “It was a test for Tony — he was definitely stepping up in class. I had no doubt he would win but I wanted to see how.”

Well, Harrison passed his exam with flying colors, impressively knocking out Brewer in just two rounds. “I think we sent a message,” says Ali, “and that message is: take notice of Tony Harrison. He’s going to be Detroit’s next world champion.” (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Denver fight card announced

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and AirTight Boxing have announced their first show of 2014 and the main event features a highly anticipated rematch. The show will be Friday, February 28th at the Denver Boxing Academy. In the main event Alfred ‘Tornado’ Romero will take on tough as nails Daniel Calzada in a rematch from their bout in 2012. Calzada won a split decision in an all-out war over six rounds. Romero will look to even the score and set up a possible trilogy between the two local pugs. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

PA Boxing Hall of Fame names Class of 2014

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame announced the names of ten new inductees that make up their Class of 2014. Six boxers, two trainers, one cut man, and one writer comprise the list that also includes the first-ever female inductee.

Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, the daughter of Smokin’ Joe Frazier, becomes the first woman to be voted into the PABHOF. Jacqui, now a Municipal Court Judge in Philadelphia, fought professionally between 2000 and 2004, and won the WIBA light heavyweight title and the WIBF & GBU super middleweight titles during her career. She will join both her father and brother, Marvis Frazier, as a member of the PA Boxing Hall of Fame, and earns the distinction of being the first female honoree in the organization’s nearly 50-year history.

In addition to Ms. Frazier-Lyde, boxers Earl Hargrove, Mike Picciotti, Percy Manning, Jimmy Tygh and Gunboat Smith were named as inductees.

In the non-boxer category, trainers Brother Naazim Richardson and Mitch Allen, cut man Leon Tabbs, and Philadelphia Daily News sports writer Stan Hochman, were also selected for induction this year. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Miguel Vazquez: I want to sweep up the lightweight division

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (33-3, 13 KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico is ready for his next defense against unbeaten Russian Denis “Genghis Khan” Shafikov (33-0-1, 18 KOs). Vazquez will take on Shafikov this Saturday, February 22 live on HBO2 from the Cotai Arena at the Venetian in Macao, China. Vazquez wrapped up a tough camp with his trainer Javier Capetillo at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Club in Montebello, California in preparation for Shafikov. Fightnews.com caught up with the champ as he talked about his upcoming fight with the undefeated Russian.

“First and foremost thank you for the time, for me it will be a great unforgettable experience. I have fought in Las Vegas, Mexico, Nicaragua, never in Europe much less Asia. It will be a great experience. I hope the people in China are satisfied with my fight,” Vazquez told Fightnews.com “I feel good and have trained hard for this fight. I am going up against a complicated southpaw, an undefeated fighter that is 33-0. I worked hard because I know it’s going to be a tough fight.” (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Geale ready for slugfest

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Ray Wheatley

Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel “Real Deal” Geale (29-2,15 KOs) will clash with WBA #13 Garth Wood (12-3-1, 8 KOs) over twelve rounds on Wednesday night at the Hordern Pavillion in Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia with IBF and WBA regional titles up for grabs. Geale is known for his outstanding boxing skills and Wood who holds a KO over Anthony Mundine is known for his power, but the former world champion Geale plans on going shoulder to shoulder with the hard punching Wood.

Geale has been sparring with WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika, showing he can match it with the best punchers in center ring in sensational sparring sessions with the Cameroon-born and Australian-based 168 pound world champion. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Lucas Browne to face Eric Martel Bahoeli for Commonwealth title

Heavyweight contender Lucas Browne (19-0, 17 KOs) will face Canada’s Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-3, 7 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield on April 26. The Perth puncher aims to become first Australian to hold the title in well over a century before targeting showdowns with either Tyson Fury or Dereck Chisora.

It will be the fourth time that Browne has boxed in the UK. He earned his shot at the crown by scoring a fifth round stoppage of 6ft 8in Englishman Richard Towers in Hull in November.

Bahoeli will come into the contest brimming with confidence. The 32-year-old from Quebec City has knocked out his last three opponents, including a two round blow out of the previously unbeaten Didier Bence on the HBO-televised undercard of Adonis Stevenson versus Tony Bellew. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Column

Weekend Wrap: Algieri-Taylor, Fury-Abell, Chisora-Johnson, Guerrero-Rosas

By Graham Houston

It’s wonderful when things go according to plan. Chris Algieri, the unbeaten junior welterweight, was clearly boxing to a well-constructed strategy in his win over Emmanuel Taylor in the main event on Friday Night Fights.

Algieri, the former kickboxing champ who apparently had no amateur bouts, used a style based on speed, athleticism and smart boxing. He used the jab up and down, he moved around the ring but also made frequent attacks in which he let his hands go in eye-catching bursts. Algieri’s left hook to the body was sometimes followed by a head-jerking left uppercut.

The result was that Taylor, a very good, conventional technician, was kept off-balance mentally: He was kept guessing and he wasn’t allowed to settle into the rhythm that saw him walk down and knock out his last two opponents in stellar performances. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Salinas, California

Manuel Avila 122 vs. Enrique Quevedo 119.5
Paul Mendez 160 vs. Raul Casarez 160
Diego De La Hoya 123.5 vs. Sergio Najera 123
Andy Vences 131 vs. Dominic Coca 134
Luis Ambrosio 124 vs. Adrian Rodriguez 124.5
Rudy Puga 160 vs. Charon Spain 157
Chris Bautista 136 vs. DeVonte Donaldson 135

Venue: Salinas Storm House in Salinas, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Sports 1



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Team Vazquez arrives in Macau

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Photo: Team Miguel Vazquez

IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez arrived with his trainer Javier Capetillo and cutman Ruben Gomez yesterday in Macau, China.

Vazquez will make the sixth defense of his belt against Russian Denis Shafikov on HBO2 this coming Saturday, February 22, at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort.



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Back In Grand Rapids

By Bob Ryder

Two Fists Promotions (Dennis Shimmell, Sr) return to the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids on Saturday February 22 as they present “Wintertime Warfare” with cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell headlining against Damon Reed. Former national amateur standout Shimmell has made rapid progress since turning pro in June of 2012. Shimmell from nearby Hudsonville, MI, will bring a 12-0 (10 KO’s) record into the contest with the 70 fight veteran Reed. Reed has been in with some of the best and could prove a solid test for young Shimmell who is seeking to soon crack into the rankings of one of the world organizations. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek having fun with Fury statement

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Tyson Fury: “I want somebody easy, like Timasz Adamek”

Tomasz Adamek: “Tyson who? Fury is an amateur. Went down like sack in Cunningham fight. That’s all.”



February 16th, 2014

Boxing Result

Full Report: Magdaleno Bros, Falcao demolish foes

By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing returned to Hawaiian Gardens, California as Las Vegas’s Magdaleno brothers were victorious with knockouts Saturday night at the Robert C. Lee Activity Center. Former world title challenger lightweight Diego Magdaleno took on Jorge Pazos of Guamuchil, Mexico in the UniMas Solo Boxeo main event. Younger sibling super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno squared off against Robert Casteneda.

The older Magdaleno came out using the jab and countered in round one sizing up Pazos. In round two Pazos came out aggressive swinging away as Magdaleno dodged the attack continuing to box and finishing the round strong. The left hand found its mark for Magdaleno in round three as Pazos went down as he quickly got up, Magdaleno continued to his attack backing Pazos up to the ropes but Pazos was saved by the bell. Coming out strong in the fourth round Magdaleno connected with a crunching left hook to the body that did it as Pazos hit the canvas referee Jack Reiss reached a ten count at 2:27.

With the win Diego Magdaleno improves his record to 25-1, 10 KOs as the Mexican Jorge Pazos falls to 14-7-1, 8 KOs. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Daley-Taylor Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Cruiserweight Denton Daley (12-0 6KO) remained undefeated and went twelve rounds for the first time, sweeping them all with a 120-108 (x3) decision win over Andres Taylor (21-6-2 8KO). The #7 ranked cruiserweight (WBA) successfully made the second defence of his NABA title and was dominant over all twelve rounds. Daley complained of a bad right hand after the fight, “I didn’t have a right hand, it definitely was a factor.” When asked after the contest what the 31-year-old wants next, Daley told the crowd of 5,198 “I want a world title.” (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson Fury Speaks

In addition to exciting fights, heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is always good for some good quotes. Here’s the latest: [in response to a headbutt from Joey Abell] “I hit him right in the nuts as hard as I could.” [Next opponent] “I want somebody easy, like Tomasz Adamek or someone like that.” [On Chisora-Johnson] “I’ve already dubbed this ‘Battle of the Losers.’”



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Female world title tripleheader in Japan announced

By Joe Koizumi
By Boxing Beat

Our Japanese culture anciently came from China through Korea and partly from China directly. We use Chinese letters on behalf of your alphabet, and created our own letters by modifying the original Chinese letters. One of them is an adjective “kashimashii” with three letters meaning “girl” in combination, which means “noisy”. That’s true. A female tripleheader with as many world titles at stake will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on March 3, which will be certainly a noisy and exciting event with many female adherents yelling for their dearest idols. It was publicly announced at the Ohashi gym on Friday. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Jaragua: Dragon dominant in win over Mousasi

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made his case for a middleweight title shot in his second bout at 185 pounds, scoring a clear cut five round unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi in the UFC Fight Night main event at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Scores were 50-45 twice, and 49-46.. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 16th, 2014

Boxing Result

Magdaleno Bros, Falcao demolish foes

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (25-1, 10 KOs) scored a nice fourth round KO over Jorge Pazos (14-7-1, 8 KOs) in a lightweight bout on Saturday night at the C. Robert Lee Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Classy southpaw Magdaleno dropped Pazos flat on his back with a huge right hook in round three, but Pazos barely made the count. A body shot finished Pazos in the next round. Time was 2:27 of round four.

2012 Brazilian Olympian super middleweight, Esquiva Falcao scored a fourth round stoppage in his pro debut over Joshua Robertson (5-5, 1 KO). Falcao dominated as he backed Robertson with a barrage of punches backing him to the ropes as referee Jerry Cantu stopped the contest at 2:36 of round four.

Rising undefeated super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno (18-0, 14 KOs) stopped Mexican veteran Roberto Castaneda (20-6, 15 KOs) in five rounds. Magdaleno started off boxing patiently and scored two knockdowns in round two. Then in round five Magdaleno’s counter right dropped Castaneda and referee Jack Reiss waved off the bout at 2:08.

Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Trevor McCumby (14-0, 10 KOs) destroyed Chris Eppley (10-4, 9 KOs) in the first round. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Upset: Alvarado TKOs WBC #2 Castellanos

In an upset, featherweight Rene Alvarado (20-2, 14 KOs) snapped the eleven fight win streak of WBC #2 rated Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (19-10, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Centro Internacional de Convenciones in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Alvarado also seized Castellanos’ WBC silver belt with a ninth round TKO, getting the stoppage after putting a battered and spent Castellanos on the deck in the ninth.



February 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Jaragua: Proctor wins battle of TUF alums in prelim bouts

In a meeting of former Ultimate Fighter 15 teammates, Joe Proctor battled fatigue to batter and decision Cristiano Marcello in UFC Fight Night action Saturday at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Scores for Proctor, now 9-2, were 30-27 and 29-28 twice. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Diego Chaves returns with win in Argentina

In his first bout since losing his WBA interim welterweight belt to Keith Thurman last July, Diego “La Joya” Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) scored a third round stoppage against Juan “Maravilla” Godoy (31-14-1, 10 KOs) at the Club Jacobo Urso in Saladillo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chaves claimed the vacant IBF Latino welterweight belt with the win.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez halts Kantun; “Gatito” Guerrero stops “Bad Boy” Rosas

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Unbeaten former WBA minimumeweight and light flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (38-0, 32 KOs), now campaigning as a flyweight, scored a sixth round TKO over Juan Kantun (21-6-3, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Gonzalez’ aggression wore down Kantun and he finally blasted him to the deck at 1:01 of the sixth.

In the co-feature, former world champion Rodrigo “Gatito” Guerrero (20-5-1, 13 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten bantamweight Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (17-1-1, 11 KOs). It was an all-out war as Guerrero dropped Rosas in round one and then was last man standing in a firefight, getting a referee’s stoppage when he hurt Rosas in round seven. Time was 2:26. More photos…



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #7 cruiser Denton Daley still undefeated

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Cruiserweight Denton Daley (12-0 8KO) remained undefeated and went twelve rounds for the first time, sweeping them all with 120-108 (x3) decision win over Andres Taylor (21-6-2 8KO). The #7 ranked cruiserweight (WBA) successfully made the second defence of his NABA title and was dominant over all twelve rounds. Daley complained of a bad right hand after the fight, “I didn’t have a right hand, it definitely was a factor.” When asked after the contest what the 31-year-old wants next, Daley told the crowd of 5,198 “I want a world title.”

Samuel Vargas (16-1-1 8KO) fought a hard-fought clench filled contest, battling back from his only career defeat and won a 79-73, 78-74, 77-75 unanimous decision over Lyes Chaibi (11-6-1 1KO) of France. Vargas had a hard time finding distance for much of the contest as he crowded Chaibi who spent most of the evening on the ropes. It was a frustrating evening for the light-middleweight who was finally able to let his hands go and mount a solid body attack over the course of the final three rounds. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing Result

Fury TKOs Abell in four; Chisora decisions Johnson

By Karl Freitag

On Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London, the stage was set for heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora to meet in a rematch this summer as both won showcase fights. In his post fight interview, however, Chisora stated that he first wants to go to Moscow to fight Alexander Povetkin before facing Fury.

Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-5-1, 14 KOs). Johnson did some good jabbing at times, but it was Chisora applying the pressure and landing most the heavy artillery. The highlight was when Chisora dropped Johnson with a right hand in round five. Scores were 118-109, 118-110, 118-109.

Unbeaten Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) scored an exciting fourth round TKO over Joey Abell (29-8, 28 KOs). The 6’9 Fury, who came in very heavy at 274, mainly jabbed from the outside early on. Abell connected with a straight left that had Fury holding on in round two. Fury dropped Abell with a punch on the break in round three. A right hand put down Abell officially moments later. Fury then floored Abell again at the bell. Abell staggered Fury in round four, but Fury then turned the tables and dropped Abell again. After Fury’s follow up barrage floored Abell for the fourth time, referee Jeff Hinds waved it off. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ N’Dam halts Ramallo in four

Former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (29-1, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Ricardo Ramallo (15-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Ramallo down twice.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Nielsen annihilates Jeter in Denmark

Unbeaten WBO #3, IBF #4, WBA #5 middleweight Patrick Nielsen (22-0, 11 KOs) on Denmark scored a two round annihilation of Maryland fighter Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (16-4-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark. The heavily tattooed southpaw Nielsen dropped the 38-year-old Jeter twice in round one and battered him to the deck for the count in round two. Time was 1:06. Nielsen claimed vacant WBC Silver middleweight title.

Also, Nielsen’s cruiserweight brother Micki Nielsen (13-0, 11 KOs) claimed the WBC Youth belt with a ten rounds points victory over Gogita Gorgiladze (17-4, 13 KOs).



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Felix “Figgy” Figuora R.I.P.

Felix “Figgy” Figuora, the chief inspector and a deputy commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission passed on Friday. He worked for the NYSAC for 19 years.

Arrangements for “Figgy” are being handled by R.G. Ortiz Funeral Homes, Inc. 524 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 585-5700. Viewing is Monday and Tuesday 4pm to 9pm.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Amir Khan still waiting for a decision from Floyd Mayweather

A work week has come and gone since Floyd Mayweather’s Khan-Maidana Poll to choose his next opponent, however poll winner Amir Khan is still waiting for Floyd to make a move. On Saturday Khan tweeted an update:

“If it’s not Floyd then who ever he fights, good luck. All this waiting around is not good for boxing fans and the fighters…Left this with my team and Golden Boy Promotions. Don’t want to disappoint fans and keep them waiting, & don’t want to keep myself waiting…Meeting @GoldenBoyBoxing next week to see what my next moves are. Sorry to keep you all waiting.”



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Jacob beats Boschiero for Euro title

By Robert Coster

The famous Jacob boxing family from France can add yet another title to the clan’s collection of championship belts. Young Romain Jacob (21-0, 7 KOs) won the European jr lightweight title yesterday in his hometown of Calais with a 12 round split decision victory over touted Italian Devis Boschiero (34-2-1, 16 KOs). The 25-year-old WBO #15 rated Jacob fought an all-out war with WBA #3, IBF# 3 Boschiero, egged on by the crowd and by his dad, former world champion Thierry Jacob. Jacob prevailed on the judges’ cards by a tally of 115-113, 115-114, 113-115 to the delight of the French boxing fans who firmly believe that the popular youngster will follow the footsteps of his famous Dad. The Jacob boxing dynasty goes back to grandfather Jacques Jacob in the early 60′s. The Jacob brothers and cousins followed the elder Jacob’s legacy and brought countless European title belts to France, not counting the world title belt held by Thierry Jacob.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: WBA VP Gilberto J. Mendoza

By Gabriel F. Cordero

What can you say about Jose Sulaiman?

If I briefly summed up the contribution of his legacy in my role as a leader of boxing, I’d say he was a man who was highly committed to protect the boxer inside and outside the ring.

What do you think about WBC election on February 11 in Mexico?

Last Tuesday, in Mexico City, the WBC Governors met to make the right decision. The members of the boxing federations representing all continents pushed for continuity. With a unanimous vote, the son of Don Jose gained the support to lead the WBC.

What’s in store for Mauricio Sulaiman and the new WBC?

Not only the challenges facing the troubled world of boxing but also a difficult one: keep firm the presence of the policies of his father. Bring all the values with which he was raised and educated for many years. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Chisora, Fury are heavy wagering favorites

Heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (19-4, 13 KOs) is a -700 favorite to defeat Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KOs) when they meet tonight in a PPV clash in London. Johnson backers can get +500. The over/under is set at 9.5 rounds. With the defensive-minded Johnson having never been stopped, the over is -380. Under is +315.

In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) at -2150 is a prohibitive favorite over +1300 underdog Joey Abell (29-7, 28 KOs). Fury is also expected to get Abell out of there quickly with the over/under set at just 5.5 rounds. Over is +145, while under is -175. Abell has dropped three of his last five via the KO route.

If Chisora and Fury win as expected, they will meet in a WBO heavyweight eliminator in the summer.



February 15th, 2014

UFC

Lyoto Machida: Here to Stay at 185

“Complex” may not be the perfect word to sum up Lyoto Machida’s fighting style, but it certainly resonates. “The Dragon” has manipulated an extensive history in his family’s “Machida Karate,” which is an offshoot of the Shotokan variety, and infused elements of BJJ and Sumo wrestling, to craft one of the most unique skill sets to ever compete inside the Octagon. So successful was the Brazilian striker’s approach that the first 16 men he faced in live competition had little to no idea how to handle what he brought to the table . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri still unbeaten after defeating Taylor

Long Island boxing fans braved frigid conditions Friday night in Huntington, New York to see undefeated local favorite Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Emanuel “Tranzforma” Taylor (17-2, 12 KOs) in a junior welterweight clash at the Paramount Theater. Algieri pressed the action and outworked Taylor to win by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

Junior welterweight Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs) won an uneventful eight round unanimous decision over Issouf “Volcano” Kinda (16-2, 6 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75. Very tactical eight rounds.

Unbeaten local jr middleweight Wendy Toussaint (4-0, 0 KOs) won an uneventful four round majority decision over Anthony Gangemi (4-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 38-38 and 39-37 twice.

The card was promoted by Star Boxing.



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury hoping to end ‘bad week’ by knocking out Abell

Tyson Fury is hoping a nightmare week can’t get any worse as he returns to action this weekend. The rising heavyweight has endured a terrible last seven days with his wife being rushed into hospital for an emergency operation, two of his cars being set ablaze at his house in an arson attack and to top it off he was cut in sparring ahead of what will be his first return to the ring in ten months. The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion takes on Joey Abell this Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena.

“It’s been hard, it’s been a very bad week for me,” Fury told BoxNation. “My wife was rushed into hospital on Monday for an emergency operation and she was in for five days. I got a cut eye in sparring and then my two cars were burnt down on my drive a couple of days later. I’m just waiting for something else to go wrong now! Hopefully not though!

“Hopefully on Saturday I go out there and knock this guy out and go onto my next fight. All of what has gone on is in the past, I look to the future and not what is behind me. It’s going to be one way or the other. I like gun fights as we’ve seen in my career. Anybody who comes for a fight will get knocked out by me…the people watching are going to get a knockout – that’s for sure. Joey Abell, they may call him ‘The Iceman’ but I bring the heat – and heat melts ice, baby!”



February 14th, 2014




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