WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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UFC

Couture “enjoying the ride” in retirement

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture may have retired from professional fighting in 2011, but the five-time champion hasn’t exactly been sitting in a rocking chair to pass the time. He runs one of the world’s largest MMA fight gyms in Las Vegas, is mentoring his son’s own burgeoning fight career, and is starring in the summer blockbuster film The Expendables 2, which opens today, August 17th .. Click more by Elias Cepeda, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture may have retired from professional fighting in 2011, but the five-time champion hasn’t exactly …


Boxing News

Jorge Linares could return in October

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source indicated the possibility that former two-division world champion Jorge Linares could return to the ring on October 6, possibly in Chicago. Linares has been training since June in Japan with Teiken Boxing trainer Sendai Tanaka after consecutive TKO losses to Antonio DeMarco in October 2011 and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson in March 2012.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source indicated the possibility that former two-division world champion Jorge Linares could return to the …



Boxing News

Q&A: Robert Stieglitz

Photo: Eroll Popova

Here is an interview with WBO Super Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz in his last days of preparations for his title defense against Arthur Abraham on August 25th at the O2 World in Berlin.

Mr. Stieglitz, is the challenger Arthur Abraham a desired opponent for you?
Arthur Abraham has won the right to challenge me. The WBO appointed him to the mandatory challenger. These are the rules of the association and these I face up.

The name is probably appealing for you, right?
Of course, this is an exciting duel. Arthur has made a reputation in Germany. The boxing fans want those fights and I am glad that I can offer this fight. However, I am the champion, not Arthur.

In the case of your victory, you can give your sporting name more weight?
Sure. Up to now Arthur had had a major media attention. Therefore, this defense is also a chance for me to move more in the focus. I will not want to miss this opportunity. (more…)

Photo: Eroll Popova Here is an interview with WBO Super Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz in his last days of preparations …


Scale Watch

Weights from Miami, Oklahoma

Don George 170 vs. Dionosio Miranda 168
Carlos Molina 154 vs. Damian Frias 153
Tyler Asselstine 132 vs. Roberto Bonilla 131
Viliar Quinonez 171 vs. Eddie Tigs 172
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino, Miami, OK
Promoter: Tony Holden Productions and Warriors Boxing
TV: Solo Boxeo Tecate

Don George 170 vs. Dionosio Miranda 168 Carlos Molina 154 vs. Damian Frias 153 Tyler Asselstine 132 vs. Roberto Bonilla …




Boxing News

Salgado-Barros Press Conference in Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The official press conference took place Thursday in Puebla, Mexico for Saturday’s IBF super featherweight world title fight between Mexican champion Juan Carlos Salgado and his challenger former WBA champion Jonathan Barros of Argentina. The bout will take place in the Miguel Hidalgo Gym on a billed “Clash of Nations.”

Jonathan Barros: “I respect the world champion Salgado but I’m coming for that title and I’m taking it for my family and Argentina.”

Juan Carlos Salgado: “I respect Jonathan Barros, who is a former world champion, but I’m sure I’ll give you a beating and smash your face.”

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By Gabriel F. Cordero The official press conference took place Thursday in Puebla, Mexico for Saturday’s IBF super featherweight world …


Boxing News

Penalosa, Sonsona versus Thai opponents

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

AKTV TV and GerryPens Promotions headed by boxing icon Gerry Penalosa will treat Filipino boxing fans with another exciting night of boxing as TV Program Pinoy Knockout features undefeated prospect Dave Penalosa and come-back prospect Eden Sonsona fight Thai sluggers Yodpichai Sithsaithong and Patchnamnung Sithsaithong respectively.

Dave Penalosa is the son of former world champion Dodie Boy Penalosa and the younger brother of another undefeated rising star Dodie Boy Jr. Dave is a former national amateur gold medalist and possesses a very strong amateur back ground. According to his uncle and promoter Gerry Penalosa, “Dave, once he develops and matures as a boxer is a complete package. He has power on both fists, he has speed and most of all he is born with a warrior heart. Right now we are still on the process of slowly honing him with the needed arsenals need for elite competition. He needs to develop stamina, and needs to control his emotions inside the ring. He tends to be careless when he gets excited. He wants to finish every opponent right away. That is not the way to fight. Once you get careless, one mistake can cost you the fight and worse send you to the hospital. Boxing is like chess. Fighting with your mind matters than pure fist fights. One thing I can guarantee, Dave has a lot of potential.” (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang AKTV TV and GerryPens Promotions headed by boxing icon Gerry Penalosa will treat Filipino boxing fans …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hermosillo

Photos: Rafael Soto

Pedro Campa 135.5 vs. Ulises Perez 135.5
Edgar Llanes 136.5 vs. Lupillo Ramirez 137.5
Carlos Fontes 112.5 vs. Mauro Ibarra 112.5
Gilberto Parra 108 vs. Francisco Lopez 109
Hassam Valenzuela 147 vs. Luis Rey 147
Karol Castro 108 vs. Lilly Barajas 108
Pablo Batres 126.7 vs. Saul Hermosillo 126
Venue: Gimnasio Del Estado, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca America

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Photos: Rafael Soto Pedro Campa 135.5 vs. Ulises Perez 135.5 Edgar Llanes 136.5 vs. Lupillo Ramirez 137.5 Carlos Fontes 112.5 …


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Weights from Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Emilio Perea 146.50 vs Jose Lopez 147
(WBF welterweight world title)

Giovanni Caro 122.75 vs Mario Macías 122.75
Denis Martínez 122.75 vs José Roberto González 122.75

Venue: Arena Jalisco
Promoter: Promoiones del Pueblo
TV: Cadena 3

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Emilio Perea 146.50 vs Jose Lopez 147 (WBF welterweight world title) Giovanni Caro 122.75 vs Mario …



Boxing News

Ivan Morales set for U.S. debut

Ivan “Terrible II” Morales 17-0-0, 12 KO of Tijuana Mexico, the brother of future Hall of fame fighter Erik Morales, will make his debut in the United States as he takes on former World Champion Contender Luis Maldonado 38-8-1, 29 KO of Mexicali, Mexico in a 10 round Jr. Bantamweight bout on September 8, 2012 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino Grand Ballroom in Temecula, California. The fight will air on the popular Solo Boxeo series on Telefutura network and is presented by Oscar De Le Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, Ringside Ticket Inc, Pechanga Resort & Casino and Tecate beer. (more…)

Ivan “Terrible II” Morales 17-0-0, 12 KO of Tijuana Mexico, the brother of future Hall of fame fighter Erik Morales, …


Boxing News

Povetkin with new coach – Rahman not amused

Photos: Wilhelm Springer

Two very different attitudes on display in Hamburg, Germany. While Alexander Povetkin, WBA Heavyweight-World-Champion, was happy to talk to the press and presented himself in a positive manner, his mandatory Hasim Rahman drew attention by being quite moody at their first press conference leading up to their fight on September 29 in Hamburg. Maybe the reason for the behaviour of the former world champion was the long and exhausting journey from the Staates. According to himself, he was just upset about him not being illustrated on the promotional posters for the event. “Obviously, I am not being respected over here. For that, I will punish Povetkin inside the ring and take revenge. This is all I have got to say.” Indeed, Rahman didn’t give many interviews to the media afterwards. (more…)

Photos: Wilhelm Springer Two very different attitudes on display in Hamburg, Germany. While Alexander Povetkin, WBA Heavyweight-World-Champion, was happy to …


Boxing News

Barthelemy Suspended for 10 Years by GAEC

By Jose E. Santiago

At today’s Georgia State Athletic & Entertainment Commission (GAEC) monthly meeting, the incident concerning the IBO Super Welterweight Intercontinental championship bout between Grady Brewer and Giorbis Barthelemy, which concluded with a fourth round DQ for Barthelemy after biting Brewer on the neck, was addressed. The scheduled 12 round title match on August 4th was building up to be a competitive fight in which Barthelemy started well early by scoring a 2nd round knockdown. In the third, Barthelemy was deducted a point for rough house tactics that included a double-leg take down during a botched clinch attempt. With a momentum shift favoring Brewer in the fourth, Barthelemy pushed his opponent to the ropes and blatantly bit him on the neck. After reviewing the video at today’s meeting the commissioners unanimously decided to withhold Barthelemy’s $9,000 purse and suspend the 41-year-old boxer for 10 years. A consent order is also in the process of being filed as the GAEC is looking to further punish Barthelemy with a $1,000 fine.

By Jose E. Santiago At today’s Georgia State Athletic & Entertainment Commission (GAEC) monthly meeting, the incident concerning the IBO …


Boxing News

Lyell Returns Sept. 29th

Former IBF world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-11) returns to the ring on Saturday September 29th at Aldrich Arena in Maplewood, Minnesota. Lyell has signed to face undefeated local prospect Cerresso Fort (13-0-1) over 10 rounds for the interim NABA super welterweight title. Notably, Lyell’s biggest win came against previously unbeaten, highly ranked John Duddy. Thereafter, Lyell dropped both an IBF title shot to Sebastian Sylvester and then a highly competitive decision to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for the WBC Silver Middleweight title. Although mostly untested, the power punching Cerresso Fort has stopped 10 of his 14 opponents while remaining unbeaten. To his credit, Fort defeated previously unbeaten Dave Peterson (13-1) in his last fight this past June. The show is being promoted by Joy Boy Promotions and information and tickets can be obtained by calling (202) 6 JOYBOY or (202)656-9269.

Former IBF world title challenger Billy Lyell (24-11) returns to the ring on Saturday September 29th at Aldrich Arena in …



Scale Watch

Heavyweights in action at Fight Club OC

Heavyweights Alex Flores and Henry Namauu are featured at tonight’s Fight Club OC show at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, California. Tickets at www.fightcluboc.com Below are the weights for the Roy Englebrecht Promotions card:

Alex Flores 234 vs. Henry Namauu 218
Jason Williams 145 vs. Rob Emerson 144.8
Luis Bello 134 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 133.8
Brady Rein 166 vs. Omar Barefield 156
Byron Gonzalez 143 Bs Richards Meal Favor 143.5
Isaac 150 vs. Silvanio Reyes 149.6

Heavyweights Alex Flores and Henry Namauu are featured at tonight’s Fight Club OC show at “The Hangar” in Costa Mesa, …


Boxing News

CBHOF Class of 2012

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has officially announced its Class of 2012. New members will be inducted at the 8th annual CBHOF Gala Induction Dinner on Saturday night, November 10 at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun.
 
The new CBHOF inductees are former World Boxing Association (WBA) light middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, former World Boxing Union (WBU) middleweight titlist “Dangerous” Dana Rosenblatt, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach, promoter Jimmy Burchfield (Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.), manager George Cruz and the late manager/promoter Lou Viscusi. (more…)

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame (CBHOF) has officially announced its Class of 2012. New members will be inducted at …


Boxing News

Nishioka-Donaire for WBC Diamond belt


By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-bantam champ emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will face WBO/IBF ruler “Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire (29-1, 18 KOs) at the Home Depot Center, Carson, California on October 13. It was publicly announced with Nishioka in attendance by Teiken Promotions and WOWOW TV on Wednesday. Nishioka and Donaire will square off with the WBC Diamond Belt on the line. Nishioka boasts of his sharpness shown in a one-punch demolition of Jhonny Gonzalez in Mexico in May 2009, while Donaire also possesses a lethal left hook with which he dismantled Vic Darchinyan and Fernando Montiel to his credit. It will be broadcast by HBO Boxing After Dark and WOWOW as well.

By Joe Koizumi WBC super-bantam champ emeritus Toshiaki Nishioka (39-4-3, 24 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will face WBO/IBF ruler “Filipino …


Boxing News

Molina’s “number one goal” is the knockout

By Sam Geraci
Photo: John Booz

Carlos “The King” Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) has stated that it is his “number one goal” to knockout veteran southpaw Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) in this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Earlier this week, Molina discussed with FightNews his fight this Friday, his unique style, the close fights he has had against big names plus potential opponents.

You are taking on Damian Frias who hasn’t yet proved to be at your level. How do you stay focused for a fight like this?

It doesn’t matter who you are fighting. You always expect a tough fight and go out there assuming it’s the best opponent. I train like every fight is a championship fight.

Will you be more aggressive with Frias? Are you going for the knockout?

As a boxer you got to go into every fight looking for the knockout. That’s the number one goal. If it’s there, you will know when to take it. (more…)

By Sam Geraci Photo: John Booz Carlos “The King” Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) has stated that it is his “number …



Boxing Result

WBO 108 lb. champ honored in Puerto Rico

Popular undefeated female boxer Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp (21-0, 9 KO’s) was awarded a “5th Defense Diamond Ring” yesterday in a ceremony held at the Zipperle’s Restaurant in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Bopp, the WBO female 108-pound champion, has emerged as one of the most popular Latina fighters in the world, and has expanded her popularity far beyond the borders of her homeland of Argentina. The 28-year old won over Puerto Rican fans with a dominant first round KO of the normally durable American Suzannah Warner last October in San Juan, and scored an impressive KO over tough Mexican Yesenia Castrejon in her last fight in Mexico. (more…)

Popular undefeated female boxer Yesica “La Tuti” Bopp (21-0, 9 KO’s) was awarded a “5th Defense Diamond Ring” yesterday in …


UFC

Michael Johnson – Mortal Kombat in the Year of the Menace

By the time people are once again making resolutions they’re not likely to keep and faking their way through another bad rendition of Auld Lang Syne, Michael Johnson wants to be in the top 10 of the UFC’s lightweight division. .. Click more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

By the time people are once again making resolutions they’re not likely to keep and faking their way through another …


Feature Story

Q&A: Roger Bloodworth

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

“When you’re fighting Tomek Adamek, you see something that is just not there. You hit him assuming that he’s weakening, you go forward guns blazing and Tomek just waits for you with a big punch or two. A bunch of people were already surprised like that,” said Roger Bloodworth, trainer of former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (46-2, 28 KOs) who will be tested in an IBF North America title fight by 6’5″ Travis Walker (39-7, 31 KOs) on September 8th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The bout will be televised in the U.S. by Wealth TV. The clash is also available on WealthTV.com. The card is presented by Main Events in association with Peltz Boxing, and Ziggy Promotions. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek “When you’re fighting Tomek Adamek, you see something that is just not there. …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado

Tickets for Top Rank’s huge Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado championship twinbill on October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, go on sale today (August 16) at 10 a.m. PT. Priced at $150, $75 and $35, tickets 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 discounts on groups of 10 or more, call 1-877-234-8425 or visit www.aegtickets.com.

Tickets for Top Rank’s huge Donaire-Nishioka/Rios-Alvarado championship twinbill on October 13 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, go …


Boxing News

Goossen still building champions

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Rocco Morales

Boxing was back in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California as Goossen Tutor Promotions presented “Live at the Lodge.” 2008 U.S. Olympian Shawn Estrada (15-0, 13 KOs) of East Los Angeles scored a second round TKO over previously undefeated Felix Piedra (8-1-1, 5 KOs) in the main event. “Shawn is a great example of what you need to do in a place like the Sportsmen’s Lodge,” promoter Dan Goossen told Fightnews.com. “It’s an arena for up-and-coming fighters that are striving to get up to that HBO and Showtime level.” This was the second installment of Live at the Lodge.

In the 80s and 90s, Goossen had a successful run at a similar venue where he built fighters into primetime attractions, “At the old Country Club in Reseda that we ran for 12 years, we developed stars like Michael Nunn, Gabriel and Rafael Ruelas, Orlin and Terry Norris,” said Dan, who promoted under the Ten Goose Boxing name in those days. “The plans have not changed with building young talent into world champions we are going to continue to do that which is why we decided to go back to our roots. You need these platforms to build that young talent and reach out to other networks.” Goossen Tutor Promotions is scheduled to return to the Sportsmen’s Lodge in November.

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Rocco Morales Boxing was back in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday at the Sportsmen’s Lodge …


Full Report

Report/gallery: St. John vs. Martin

Ringside report by Steve Cummings
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

Mia St. John earned a 10-round unanimous decision over Christy Martin on Tuesday night at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA, taking the WBC female super welterweight title. St. John (47-11-2, 18 KO’s) regularly got off first and, surprisingly, traded blows in the middle of the ring with the power-punching Martin (49-7-3, 31 KO’s) in the exciting headliner of the Final Victory card. Roy Englebrecht promoted the five-bout card.

Official scores were 97-93, 96-94 and 96-94, all for St. John. Fightnews.com scored it 96-94 for St. John . . . Click here for more

Ringside report by Steve Cummings Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com Mia St. John earned a 10-round unanimous decision …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Fort Worth, Texas

One of DFW’s rising stars, super middleweight knockout artist Samuel Clarkson (5-0, 4KO), will headline former World Champion Paulie Ayala’s upcoming 13th annual Boxing at the Ballroom which benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, on Friday, August 24th at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas. With power in both hands, Clarkson wastes little time taking out his opponent, having stopped three of them in the 1st round and another in the 2nd round. The only fighter to go the distance with Clarkson was Thomas Falowo (7-1, 5KO) who was undefeated at the time and fighting in his backyard of Rhode Island. Clarkson won by split decision. Tough veteran Brandon Singleton (4-5, 2KO) will step in the ring with Clarkson. (more…)

One of DFW’s rising stars, super middleweight knockout artist Samuel Clarkson (5-0, 4KO), will headline former World Champion Paulie Ayala’s …


Boxing News

Garcia special guest of Phillies


WBC/WBA light welterweight world champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs), was a recent game honorary guest of his hometown Philadelphia Phillies. Garcia performed a boxing skit with the team mascot “The Phillies Phanatic.” Garcia signed autogrpahs and posed for pictures with the fans. “It is a great honor for me to attend this game as I have always rooted for the Phillies and now for the Phillies to support me in my career truly means a lot to me. I am very proud to come from Philadelphia. My ultimate dream would be to fight here to give back to my hometown fans and the city of Philadelphia,” said Garica at the game.

WBC/WBA light welterweight world champion Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs), was a recent game honorary guest of his hometown Philadelphia …


Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez on weight 30 days out


By Gabriel F. Cordero

Today at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed 133.1 pounds at his mandatory 30-day weigh-in in advance of his next defense against former WBO world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon on September 15 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas. “I feel good and am trying to do everything Nacho Beristain tells me to do. I feel very good and really want to get in the ring. After this fight will come difficult challenges and good fighters, so each stage of training is a new learning experience and will help me for these future fights,” said Gonzalez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Today at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City, current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed …


Boxing News

Espinoza signs Rodriguez

Boxing manager, Frank Espinoza, has just announced the signing of Greeley, Colorado based light-weight Robert Rodriguez (7-1, 3 KO’s) to a multi year contract. Rodriguez is best known for his third round knockout of the durable Fernando Carcamo which happened on August third. “I’m looking forward to knocking all my future opponents out,” said Rodriguez. “I’m excited to be a part of Frank’s stable. I want to be one his next world champions.”

“I like what I see in Robert,” stated Espinoza of the 22 year old who had over 200 bouts as an amateur. “He has a style that the fans will love. He’s very skilled and aggressive. ”

Rodriguez will be part of Espinoza’s growing stable that includes world champion Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce De Leon and several undefeated prospects including Luis Ramos, Carlos Molina, Ronny Rios, Antonio Orozco, Abraham Lopez and Joet Gonzalez.

Boxing manager, Frank Espinoza, has just announced the signing of Greeley, Colorado based light-weight Robert Rodriguez (7-1, 3 KO’s) to …


Boxing News

Bailey-Alexander lands in Vegas

IBF welterweight Champion Randall Bailey’s September 8th title defense against Devon Alexander has landed in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The co-feature is a WBC interim jr welterweight clash between Ajose Olusegun and Lucas Matthysse. Showtime will televise.

IBF welterweight Champion Randall Bailey’s September 8th title defense against Devon Alexander has landed in The Joint at the Hard …


Boxing News

Abraham: I just have to win

Photo by Photo Wende

Arthur Abraham’s (34-3, 27 KOs) big night is getting closer. On August 25 he will take on the reigning WBO Super-Middleweight World Champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) at the o2 World Berlin, Germany. After several setbacks in the past many experts believe that this could be his last chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a world champion in this division.

The 32-year-old is currently in Kienbaum, Germany to find the perfect setup for the fight night but took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions. (more…)

Arthur Abraham’s (34-3, 27 KOs) big night is getting closer. On August 25 he will take on the reigning WBO …


Boxing News

Sillakh returns in Kiev

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Returning from his upset loss to Russian Denis Grachev, former NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl Sillakh (17-1, 14 KOs) returns to the ring on August 19 at the Club Sportlife in Kiev, Ukraine. Ismail is debuting as a cruiserweight and his opponent will be journeyman Igor Pylypenko (3-12, 0 KOs). In preparation for the fight, Sillakh trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. This will be the first fight for Sillakh in Ukraine. The fight will take place on the undercard of WBC International Silver cruiserweight champion Dmytro Kucher (17-0, 13 KOs) against former EBU (European) cruiserweight Jean Marc Monrose (25-5, 15 KOs).

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov Returning from his upset loss to Russian Denis Grachev, former NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl Sillakh …


Scale Watch

Weights from the Philippines

Vincent Palicte 117.5 vs. Frederix Rodriguez 117
(WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight championship)
Adones Cabalquinto 141.5 vs. Jaypee Ignacio 141
Jerwin Ancajas 115.5 vs. John Paul Bautista 116
Aston Palicte 113.5 vs. Mark Joseph Costa 114
Joebert Alvarez 110 vs. Albert Alcoy 113.5
Jerson Luzarito 104 vs. Marzon Cabilla 105
Michael Dasmarinas 110.5 vs. Nelson Zabala 110
Carleans Rivas 111 vs. Christine Latube 110
Jessebelle Pagaduan 105.5 vs. Lady Love Sampiton 103
Eric Pansa 115.5 vs. Michael Bersaga 116.5

Venue: Mandaluyong City Gymnasium, Philippines
Promoter: Joven Sports Promotion
Television: GMA TV Network (Philippines)

Vincent Palicte 117.5 vs. Frederix Rodriguez 117 (WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight championship) Adones Cabalquinto 141.5 vs. Jaypee Ignacio 141 Jerwin …


Boxing News

Barros ready for Salgado

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Diario Uno-Arg

Argentinian WBA former featherweight world champion Jonathan Barros already in Puebla, Mexico with his trainer Ricardo Bracamonte and his assistant Juan Carlos Azcurra. On Saturday Barros fights for the IBF super featherweight world title against current champ Juan Carlos Salgado at the Miguel Hidalgo Gym in this city. “It will be a difficult bout. I’m fighting in a higher weight category than mine, but I hope to win the title. I learned a lot after having faced Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and I think those experiences have given me more confidence in my career. We’ve had a good preperation and whatever the result it’ll be a good fight….I want to be world champion. It’s a great challenge and I’m here for my family,” said Barros.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Diario Uno-Arg Argentinian WBA former featherweight world champion Jonathan Barros already in Puebla, Mexico with …


Boxing News

Q&A: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about September 1st showdown with WBA champion Felix Sturm. Geale demonstrated that he is in great shape after the interview when he had a solid ten round sparring session with Sakio Bika and Ben McCulloch that featured savage toe-to-toe exchanges that showed the IBF champion in outstanding form.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about September 1st showdown with …


Boxing News

Abril to face Bogere?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is lightweight Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) could return on October 13 to defend his WBA crown against unbeaten Sharif Bogere (23-0, 15 KOs) in Las Vegas. It would be April’s first fight since losing a controversial split decision against former champion Brandon Rios in April. The WBA officially announced that Abril would be allowed to keep his interim title, despite the loss to Rios, who didn’t make weight for the fight. Abril was later elevated to WBA regular champion. Previously it was thought that April would be defending against Gavin Rees, who is now being mentioned as a possible opponent for former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Word is lightweight Richard Abril (17-3-1, 8 KOs) could return on October 13 to defend his …


Boxing News

Five Undefeated Fighters Headline Fight Club OC

Five undefeated fighters, including 9-0 heavyweight Alex Flores, who is rated #37 in the world by the WBC, will step into the ring at this Thursday’s Fight Club OC in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The six bout card promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions may be the company’s best matched card of the year and some tickets still remain for the 7:30pm show. In one of the featured bouts of the night, top heavyweight prospect Alexander “The Great” Flores will take is perfect 9-0 record with 7 knockouts into his toughest bout of his young career, when he meets 10-4 Las Vegas product Henry Namauu. Namauu who is a former football player at UNLV has scored 5 knockout wins, so this eight round bout should see fireworks. Flores, who just turned 22 years of age on August 9th, received a nice birthday present, as the latest WBC rating came out last week and he moved ahead of 2008 US Olympian Deontay Wilder and is now rated the 37th best heavyweight in the world. (more…)

Five undefeated fighters, including 9-0 heavyweight Alex Flores, who is rated #37 in the world by the WBC, will step …


UFC

Saffiedine closing in on 170-pound gold

At the Team Quest gym in Temecula, California, where Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine is preparing for his Saturday bout against Roger Bowling with his organizational stablemates Ovince St. Preux and Keith Berry, as well as number one UFC light heavyweight contender Dan Henderson, the Brussels native has one important thing to say about himself and the aforementioned team . .. Click more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, Sept. 1 from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 151 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com.

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