Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Weights from the Belvedere Bash

Michael Jimenez 169 vs. Mustafah Johnson 161
Henry Coyle 155 vs. Damon Antoine 154
Simon Buettner 175 vs. Jadell Wells 180
Elijah McCall 229 vs. Travis Fulton 241
Sergio Montes De Oca 120 vs. Salvador Perez 120
PJ Cajigas 181 vs. Gerald Taylor 176

Venue: The Belvedere Banquet in Elk Grove, Illinois
Promoter: Hitz Boxing

Michael Jimenez 169 vs. Mustafah Johnson 161 Henry Coyle 155 vs. Damon Antoine 154 Simon Buettner 175 vs. Jadell Wells …


Boxing News

Undefeated Jessie Vargas signs with Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Unbeaten welterweight Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas today signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. Bob Arum made the announcement at Top Rank’s corporate office in Las Vegas. Vargas, 19-0, said he will begin training at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas. He is managed by Cameron Dunkin and trained by Robert Alcazar. “Everyone at Top Rank is very excited about Jessie,” said Arum.

“I wanted to be with the Top Rank team and here I am,” Vargas said. “I am planning to very busy, fighting three, four times a year.” Vargas was born in Los Angeles. He moved to Las Vegas at the age of six and began boxing at eight years old. He won gold medals at a number of national tournaments. Vargas was a two-time National Golden Gloves champion. His amateur record was 120-20. Vargas said he is looking to make his Top Rank debut in September.

“Jessie Vargas is a Top 10 welterweight who not only wants to win a world championship, but is looking to be a star in the sport,” Dunkin said.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Unbeaten welterweight Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas today signed a promotional contract with Top Rank. Bob …



UFC

UFC 147 flash quotes

On Wednesday, June 20, the city of Belo Horizonte officially had its first taste of UFC 147 as fight week kicked off with eight of the main card fighters participating in the Open Workouts. The fighters were cheered on by a crowd of local fans as they took to the mats in the middle of “Praça da Estação” (Station Square). (more…)

On Wednesday, June 20, the city of Belo Horizonte officially had its first taste of UFC 147 as fight week …


Boxing News

Viva Don King II presser

Story and photos by Phil Doherty

Don King entered the room quietly, flags in hand. The assembled boxing press and fight teams awaiting his arrival at The Paradise Live complex in The Seminole Hard Rock immediately shift their attention towards him. He greets his loyal team, including tireless publicist Alan Hopper and Boxing Operations Director Dana Jamison. Someone tells him something funny and there it is–the laugh. It erupts seemingly from the bowels of the building, blotting out all other conversation and just like that, the showman is on.

Say what you will about Don King, but when the man speaks, people listen.

Hosting today’s final press conference for Saturday’s Viva Don King card, the soon-to-be 81-year old impresario performed his patented stream-of-consciousness riffs on individualism, adversity and The American Dream. Blending the edification of a college professor with the fervor of a Baptist preacher, King referenced Winston Churchill, Colonel Travis at the Alamo, Seminole Chief Osceola, Charles de Gaulle, John Paul Jones (the sailor, not the bassist), William Jennings Bryant, Thomas Carlysle, Mao Tse Tung and current Seminole Chief James Billie. (more…)

Story and photos by Phil Doherty Don King entered the room quietly, flags in hand. The assembled boxing press and …




Boxing Result

Hamer beats Johnson to win Prizefighter

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Tor Hamer won the one night “Prizefighter International Heavyweights II” elimination tournament on Wednesday night at the legendary York Hall near London finishing on top of the eight fighter field to claim the trophy and £32,000 winner’s check. In the final, Hamer (18-1, 11 KOs) won a three round unanimous decision over the pre-tournament betting favorite Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KOs). Hamer did more over the first two rounds, while Johnson finished stronger. Scores were 30-27, 30-28, 29-27.

“I had more energy than him – he’s a smart fighter but I was in great shape and I outworked him for the win,” said Hamer. “It’s a huge boost for my career – my name is out there big time now and I’m hunting the big fights with the big names.” (more…)

By Karl Freitag Photo: Lawrence Lustig Tor Hamer won the one night “Prizefighter International Heavyweights II” elimination tournament on Wednesday …


Boxing News

Marquez-Vazquez Jr. Presser

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) were face to face today at a press conference for their August 4 pay-per-view clash billed as “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Rafael Marquez: I had been training for a month and a half and I come to Puerto Rico for a war. Puerto Ricans know who I am and know that I come to fight.”

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr: “I know you and I’m training for a big fight. I don’t underestimate you for your age as a lot of people do. I had two ways to continue my career. The long way to make two or three fights and then go for a title or fight against Marquez, a veteran or the short way. I choose the short way and I am going to fight Marquez.” (more…)

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) were …


Boxing News

Haye gets Luxembourg license

Both David Haye and Dereck Chisora are now officially “Licensed to Thrill” at West Ham United on July 14th. Haye was presented with his Luxembourg Boxing Federation license in Luxembourg earlier today from the General Secretary of the LBF, Tony Tiberi. “We are proud to grant a great fighter like David Haye a boxing licence and he showed his appreciation by coming out here today to talk to the media and rub shoulders with his fans, who requested many autographs. David was charming and FLB has no doubt that his fight with Dereck Chisora will be a credit to boxing,” said Tiberi. Last month Chisora was handed his license and now both boxers are ready to fight in out in one of the biggest grudge fights in British boxing history.

Both David Haye and Dereck Chisora are now officially “Licensed to Thrill” at West Ham United on July 14th. Haye …


Boxing Result

Allakhverdiev wins IBO jr welterweight title

Unbeaten Khabib Allakhverdiev (17-0, 8 KOs) won the IBO junior welterweight world championship with a fourth round KO of reigning titleholder Kaizer Mabuza (24-9-3, 15 KOs) on Wednesday night in Moscow. Southpaw Allakhverdiev got off to a good start by knocking Mabuza down in round one. He finished the job in round four, putting Mabuza on the deck twice in round four.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Eduard Troyanovsky (11-0, 8 KOs) recovered from a ninth round knockdown to stop Claudinei Lacerda (14-3, 10 KOs) in round ten with just ten seconds left in the bout.

Earlier, WBC #7/WBA #10 cruiserweight Grigory Drozd (25-1, 25 KOs) needed just 39 seconds to stop Fabio Garrido (25-3, 21 KOs)

Unbeaten Khabib Allakhverdiev (17-0, 8 KOs) won the IBO junior welterweight world championship with a fourth round KO of reigning …



Boxing News

Quillin & Tunney at Ring 8 meeting

Middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (27-0, 20 KOs) and Jay Tunney, son of former world heavyweight champion, were the guest speakers at the Tuesday’s RING 8 meeting at the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City. RING 8 is a non-profit organization dedicated to lending a helping hand to those in the boxing community who are less fortunate. Visit www.Ring8ny.com for more information. Pictured (L-R) Ring 8 President Bob Duffy; middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin; Jay Tunney, Arthur Webb (Bronx Social Services). Photo by Stanley Janousek.

Middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (27-0, 20 KOs) and Jay Tunney, son of former world heavyweight champion, were the …


UFC

Milton Vieira, the Anaconda King has arrived

The anaconda choke. Once secured, the end comes quickly for those on the wrong side of it. But when the Godfather of the maneuver, Milton Vieira, locks it on, that’s a whole different story.

“I made this position more than 10 years ago,” explains the 33-year old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. “I believe a lot in this position because I have many ways to acquire this submission when I am fighting. It has been a part of my life’s work as a martial artist.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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The anaconda choke. Once secured, the end comes quickly for those on the wrong side of it. But when the …


Feature Story

Ioka-Yaegashi: Full Report

Photo: Joe Koizumi

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as he pounded out a close but unanimous verdict (115-114 and 115-113 twice) over WBA titlist Akira Yaegashi (15-3, 8 KOs), 105, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan.

Carlos Sucre (US) saw the see-saw affair 115-114, Anek Hongtongkam (Thailand) and Koichi Sugiyama (Japan) both had it 115-113, all for the 23-year-old Ioka. The referee was Yuji Fukuchi (Japan) who handled the fast-moving affair well.

Ioka’s opening attack had Yaegashi’s left optic swollen from the first round, which kept the loser from showing his usual combinations against the sharpshooter. The WBA champ’s corner began to use Enswell to reduce Yaegashi’s swelling from the end of the initial session, but it began to be swollen bigger and bigger so that it looked like a black egg in later rounds. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Donaire/Pavlik twinbill

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and former world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik will headline a doubleheader on July 7 under the stars at The Home Depot Center, in Carson, California. Donaire, the reigning WBO junior featherweight champion, will rumble with IBF champion Jeffrey “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula in a world title unification fight to determine the division’s top dog. Pavlik will battle contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York in a 10-round super middleweight bout. The fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Promoted by Top Rank, tickets at The Home Depot Center are priced at $100, $50 and $25, can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For information of group discounts, please call 1-877-234-8425.

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and former world middleweight champion Kelly “The …



Boxing News

Povetkin-Rahman back in England?

Looks like the July 14 heavyweight title fight between WBA regular champ Alexander Povetkin and WBA mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman is back on the card on London featuring the grudge match between David Haye and Dereck Chisora. That bout had reportedly been pulled from the card and shifted to Germany due to the backlash against the sanctioning of Haye-Chisora against the wishes of the BBB of C, but according to a press announcement by EPIX, which has picked up U.S. TV rights, both fights will take place in the West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Ground at Upton Park in London. EPIX will also carry the defense July 7 defense of unified IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko against IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson at Stade de Suisse, in Berne, Switzerland, in a rematch of their 2008 fight.

Looks like the July 14 heavyweight title fight between WBA regular champ Alexander Povetkin and WBA mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman …


Boxing News

Dallas vs. Castro on FNF

The 12-round main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will feature jr welterweights “The Silent Assassin” Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) and Javier “El Zorro” Castro (27-4, 22 KOs) at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, California. Friday’s co-feature will pit undefeated super middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) against Elie Augustama (6-4, 3 KOs). The card is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions.

The 12-round main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights will feature jr welterweights “The Silent Assassin” Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, …


Boxing Result

Ioka wins 105lb unification bout

By Joe Koizumi

WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as he pounded out a close but unanimous verdict (115-114 and 115-113 twice) over WBA titlist Akira Yaegashi (15-3, 8 KOs), 105, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. Ioka’s opening attack had Yaegashi’s left optic swollen from the first round, which kept the loser from showing his usual combinations against the sharpshooter. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi WBC strawweight champ Kazuto Ioka (10-0, 6 KOs), 105, unified the 105-pound belts as he pounded out …


UFC

Fisher ready for one more go round with Stout

For 35 years, Spencer Fisher assumed he could get things done himself. In year 36, he realized that he needed a little help. So he packed up his bags, left his wife and kids at home for a few weeks and went out west. It was the best thing he could have done for his mixed martial arts career.
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For 35 years, Spencer Fisher assumed he could get things done himself. In year 36, he realized that he needed …



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Timothy Bradley Interview


Boxing Result

Koseki keeps WBC female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Momo Koseki (13-2-1, 3 KOs), 101.25, scored her eighth defense of the WBC atomweight belt as she defeated Jujeath Nagaowa (11-11-1, 7 KOs), 101.25, Philippines, by a lopsided decision (98-92 twice and 99-91) over ten fast frames on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The 29-year-old Koseki wrested the WBC 102-pound belt by an upset KO win over defending champ Winyu Paradorngym in two quick rounds in 2008, and thus showed her improvement to make the most defenses among Japanese female titleholders. The Filipino challenger attempted to bore in from the start, but the champ utilized accurate southpaw jabs and straight lefts to take the leadoff. The open scoring system indicated after the fourth: 40-36 twice and 39-37 all for Koseki.

Having acquired the ABCO 105-pound belt by stopping Aisah Alico this February, Nagaowa, 24, kept swinging lefts and rights to come close to the shifty champ, who outpunched the challenger with good combinations to pile up points steadily. After the seventh: 70-63 twice and 69-64 for the more skillful champ. Koseki swept the last three rounds downthe stretch to confirm her triumph thanks to her superior speed and skills.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Momo Koseki (13-2-1, 3 KOs), 101.25, scored her eighth defense of the WBC atomweight …


Boxing News

Miramontes new IBF ratings chairman

The IBF/USBA has announced that Anibal Miramontes has joined the organization’s staff and has assumed the role of Ratings Chairman. Miramontes has a vast amount of experience in the sport of boxing including working as a ringside official for numerous international and world title fights, he has been a member of the ratings committees for other sanctioning organizations in boxing and has served as a consultant for several boxing commissions. Daryl J. Peoples, President of the IBF/USBA, stated, “We are very pleased that Mr. Miramontes has joined the IBF in this capacity. His extensive knowledge of the sport will be an excellent asset to our organization.” Former IBF Ratings Chairman, William James, will continue to be a member of the ratings committee.

The IBF/USBA has announced that Anibal Miramontes has joined the organization’s staff and has assumed the role of Ratings Chairman. …


Boxing News

Soto gunning for 60th win

Former three-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto will seek to join rare company among active fighters with 60 wins as he pursues his 60th professional victory against hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse on Saturday at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.

Soto (59-7-2, 34 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, will battle Matthysse for the vacant WBC Continental Americas super lightweight title and look to extend his current 15-fight winning streak. He’ll also look to push himself higher in the world ratings where he is already WBC #2, WBA #3 and WBO #7.

Matthysse (30-2, 28 KOs), whose concussive power led him to scored nine knockdowns in a fight against former World Champion DeMarcus Corley, has won his last two fights and will be making his fifth start in the United States on Saturday night. Matthysse’s only losses came via controversial split decisions to former world champions Devon Alexander and Zab Judah in a pair of fights that many ringside observers felt Matthysse won. A native of Trelew, Argentina, Matthysse is rated number four in the world by the WBC #4, WBA #6 and WBO #11. (more…)

Former three-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto will seek to join rare company among active fighters with 60 wins as …


UFC

Tickets On Sale This Week For Shogun vs Vera

Shogun vs Vera Live In Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale This Week Starting At $30: The UFC returns to Staples Center for the first time in over two years for a light heavyweight main event showdown between former champion Shogun Rua and Brandon Vera! Plus, another former champion returns as Lyoto Machida battles Ryan Bader! Saturday, August 4 live at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, June 20 at 10am PT

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas This July: Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas.

Over 50 UFC & Strikeforce Fighters Appearing At UFC Fan Expo July 6-7 In Vegas: The largest collection of the sport’s biggest names ever assembled will be featured under one roof in July at the can’t-miss fan event of the year. Featuring UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, current champions Junior dos Santos, Benson Henderson, Carlos Condit, former champions BJ Penn, Wanderlei Silva, Tito Ortiz, and more!

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Shogun vs Vera Live In Los Angeles, Tickets On Sale This Week Starting At $30: The UFC returns to Staples …


Feature Story

Adamek: The Eddie Chambers Chapter is closed

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Heavyweight star Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) solidified his top contender status in the heavyweight division by unanimously winning a hard fought battle with Eddie Chambers (36-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion discusses that fight and his future plans in this Fightnews.com exclusive.

Tomek, in your mind is there any controversy regarding your unanimous decision win against Eddie Chambers in the Prudential Center?

Like you just said – it was unanimous, wasn’t it? Every fighter feels that he was better unless he was knocked out, and Eddie is not an exception? I did win this fight easily. Please quote this: it was a easy fight because Chambers did nothing to challenge me. He did not want to engage in the fight. He decided to throw maybe two punches and then he went every time into his defensive shell. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Wojtek Kubik Heavyweight star Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) solidified his top contender status in the …


Boxing News

Marquez-Reveco to WBA purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA announced today a Purse Bid to a fight between Mexican flyweight regular champion Hernan Marquez and Argentinian Interim WBA flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco. The Bidding will take place on Friday, June 29th at 11:00 a.m. at WBA Headquarters in Panama. The bidding will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA announced today a Purse Bid to a fight between Mexican flyweight regular champion Hernan …


UFC

Lamas hopes to feed his winning addiction

Between college wrestling and his four year mixed martial arts career, Ricardo Lamas has seen what a couple big wins can do to an athlete, and it’s not always good.

“I think in the sport there are definitely people who might think a little too highly of themselves, and that will force them to not train as hard or underestimate other people, and that could be their downfall,” said Lamas, unbeaten in two UFC fights in his new weight class of 145 pounds, finishes of Matt Grice and Cub Swanson. But not surprisingly, the poker-faced native of the Windy City of Chicago doesn’t seem to be going down that path . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Between college wrestling and his four year mixed martial arts career, Ricardo Lamas has seen what a couple big wins …


Boxing News

Cunningham eyes move to heavyweight

Former two-time IBF cruiserweight champion Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham (24-4, 12 KOs) says he may move to the heavyweight division. “I’m excited to be a free agent again and see what’s out there. I feel like heavyweight is the right move for me right now, but I would still take the right cruiserweight fight. I would love to fight in America again, but I’ll go wherever duty calls.”

Former two-time IBF cruiserweight champion Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham (24-4, 12 KOs) says he may move to the heavyweight division. “I’m …


Boxing News

Johnson vows three KOs tomorrow

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Heavyweight Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs), not exactly known as a KO artist, claims he will knock out all three opponents on his way to victory in tomorrow night’s Prizefighter International Heavyweights at York Hall, Bethnal Green, England. Bettors have been backing Kingpin with tournament sponsors Betfair and the man who took Vitali Klitschko the distance when he challenged the WBC belt is gunning for title shot number two. The 32-year-old believes he will claim victory in the 25th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight man, one night blockbusters and that he will floor all three opponents on the way to glory. (more…)

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Heavyweight Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson (26-1-1, 12 KOs), not exactly known as a KO artist, claims he will …


Boxing News

Weights for Prizefighter Int’l Heavyweights

Albert Sosnowski 223.5 vs. Maurice Harris 241.5
Noureddine Meddoune 245.25 vs. Kevin Johnson 243
Tor Hamer 227.5 vs. Marcelo Luiz Nascimento 227
Tom Dallas 233.5 vs. Tom Little 260
Venue: York Hall, London, England
Promoter: Matchroom Sport

Albert Sosnowski 223.5 vs. Maurice Harris 241.5 Noureddine Meddoune 245.25 vs. Kevin Johnson 243 Tor Hamer 227.5 vs. Marcelo Luiz …


Boxing News

Ioka, Yaegashi collide for unification tomorrow

Photos and story by Joe Koizumi

There’s a commonplace expression of “too many” in our boxing industry. It is said a boxer often fights one fight too many in his career such as Jim Jefferies against Jack Johnson, Muhammad Ali against Trevor Berbick, Sugar Ray Leonard against Hector Camacho, etc. In our small country Japan, ironists say there are “too many” world champions—fourteen in total—eight male and six female titleholders. The general public here seems quite unable to correctly mention all the names of our champs. Tomorrow, however, a highly anticipated unification title bout of a couple of compatriot champs in the same 105-pound category will take place in Osaka, Japan, probably for us to see our titlists reduce by one (unless it should result in a drawn game). (more…)

Photos and story by Joe Koizumi There’s a commonplace expression of “too many” in our boxing industry. It is said …


Announcement

Camacho Jr. returns to Alamo City

After a 16 month absence from the ring, the son of Puerto Rican boxing legend, Hector “Macho” Camacho, has chosen the Alamo City as the appropriate stage to present his long awaited comeback. Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. (53-4-1, 28 KOs) will return to San Antonio, TX, on June 23rd at La Villita’s Maverick Plaza  in an eight round main event against Mexican born fighter Bernardo Guereca (16-14-1, 3 KOs). (more…)

After a 16 month absence from the ring, the son of Puerto Rican boxing legend, Hector “Macho” Camacho, has chosen …


UFC

The Blueprint: Franklin vs. Silva II

Rewind the clock six years.

That may seem like the blink of an eye to a parent watching his or her child grow. But it is a lifetime for a professional athlete, particularly professional fighters.

Six years ago, Wanderlei Silva was one of the most feared men on the planet. He wasn’t necessarily the best mixed martial artist in the PRIDE Fighting Championships. After all, his forte wasn’t technique. He was the scariest fighter in PRIDE, and his forte was pain . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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Rewind the clock six years. That may seem like the blink of an eye to a parent watching his or …


Boxing News

Caballero vs Garcia off

According to Radio La Exitosa in Panama, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has confirmed the cancellation of the fight for the WBA world featherweight championship between Calestino Caballero and Mikey Garcia, originally scheduled for July 28. Details of the cancellation will be announced by Lewkowicz in a press conference in Panama on Wednesday.

According to Radio La Exitosa in Panama, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has confirmed the cancellation of the fight for the WBA …


Boxing News

Tyson hits Broadway

Photos: Tom Casino/Tyson’s Corner

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was on hand with director Spike Lee and producer James L. Nederlander to announce “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,” Iron Mike’s one-man show that is starting six-night engagement at the Longacre Theatre on July 31. The Broadway run follows a run at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in March. The 90-minute show is described as “a rare, personal look inside the life and mind of the one of the most feared men ever to wear the heavyweight crown.”

Tickets start at $74.50. There is also Premium/VIP Tyson Meet & Greet Package for $299.50 where you can meet Mike and get a photo with him after the show. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/Tyson’s Corner Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was on hand with director Spike Lee and producer James L. …


Boxing News

Bundrage-Spinks undercard

The June 30 card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, which features IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9” Bundrage against Cory Spinks, has been bolstered by the addition of unbeaten featherweight contender Gary Russell Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) taking on Christopher “Huracan” Perez (23-2, 14 KOs) and junior middleweight star Erislandy Lara (16-1-1, 11 KOs) facing Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (30-2, 20 KOs) in a pair of 10-round co-featured attractions.

The June 30 card at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, which features IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K9” …


Boxing News

Viva Don King II media workout

Photos: Don King Productions

Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King was joined by many of the principal fighters on Saturday’s “Viva Don King II” boxing card at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., for media workouts today inside Hard Rock Live, the same venue where the fights will be held.

Heavyweight fighters Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-1, 15 KOs), from Hartford, Conn., and DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs), from Denver, both participated in today’s workouts and will fight in the main event on Saturday. Grano is the No. 1 ranked NABF contender and Williamson is a former top-ranked heavyweight, and the winner will win the vacant NABF title. (more…)

Photos: Don King Productions Hall of Fame boxing promoter Don King was joined by many of the principal fighters on …


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Lee Camp asking about Chavez drug test

In the aftermath of the Saturday’s fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee, Lee’s trainer Emanuel Steward has expressed he is very concerned about whether the fight was a level playing field for both fighters to compete in. Team Lee has requested confirmation and clarity from Dick Cole, the Texas State Athletic Commissioner on whether Chavez Jr. carried out an anti-doping drug test on Saturday evening and what the results are. Furthermore Steward has a meeting with Senator John McCain, instigator of the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act on July 10 and one of the items on the agenda is enhanced performance drugs being used in professional boxing.

“Andy Lee is like a son to me,” Steward said “I always look after all my fighters’ health and well being. I am very concerned about enhanced performance drugs being used by boxers. This is not tennis or golf; boxing is a physical combat sport where if drugs are used by one fighter then this is a disadvantage against the other fighter and causes serious damage to a fighter’s health. Are we going to wait for someone to be killed in the ring before this matter is taken seriously and dealt with? (more…)

In the aftermath of the Saturday’s fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee, Lee’s trainer Emanuel Steward has …










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