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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

Reyes and Grant – Unanimous draw

By Mauricio Sulaiman
Photo Pepe Rodriguez

“LA MESA 16″ (table 16), is a new tradition to all members of the boxing community in Mexico. Every wednesday a lucheon takes place at a restaurant owned by Eduardo Lamazon, who served as WBC’s executive secretary for 24 years and is now a broadcaster for TV AZTECA. Any boxing personality visiting Mexico on a wednesday usually goes to “LA MESA 16,” where a set menu of deliciuos food, a meet and greet with officials, champions, commissioners, fans and any one who wishes to attend.

Yesterday Mr. Alberto Reyes, owner of Reyes globes sat next to Grant Phillips, owner of Grant globes and here in the picture is WBC referee Gelasio Perez declaring a unanimous draw.



October 6th, 2011



UFC

Aldo: The Champ’s Lessons

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!

A few years back, not so long ago, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had a very different routine than he does now, leading up to his UFC 136 title bout against two-time lightweight challenger Kenny Florian. And we’re not just talking about Aldo’s days without interviews and appearances as WEC champion and then UFC kingpin in the 145-pound division. The issue here is his roots, the poor start, and how he struggled to be where he is today  . . . Click here for more by Martines Denis, UFC.com

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October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Benavidez-Vasquez for WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nicaraguan Santos ‘El Toro’ Benavides (23-2-2, 17 KOs) faces Costa Rican prospect Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez (27-0, 14 KOs) for the WBA super featheweight interim world belt in Costa Rica on November 3 in the Pepper’s Night Club located in the District of Zapote, San José, Costa Rica. Local hero Vasquez will enter as a favorite and a win would make him the first world boxing champion from Costa Rica.



October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko-Mormeck official

December 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany

WBO/WBA/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (56-3, 49 KOs) will come back to Düsseldorf, Germany, for his next title defense. The undisputed super champion of the heavyweight division will be challenged by Frenchman Jean-Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KOs) at the ESPRIT Arena on December 10. The stadium is the homefield of the German soccer club Fortuna Düsseldorf. Mormeck is a former unified cruiserweight champion and unbeaten since moving to heavyweight in 2009. It will be Klitschko’s 20th World Championship fight.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I know that I am the favorite in all my fights but I also know that each opponent is motivated to be in the best shape ever when he fights me. Mormeck is one of the most experienced fighters I have ever faced. He has had many world title fights, has a very good technique, can take a lot of punches and is very intelligent inside the ring. To underestimate him would be a fatal mistake. I am very happy to return to the ESPRIT Arena where I fought against Eddie Chambers. The spectators and the atmosphere for that fight were great and I am sure it will be again this time.”

Jean-Marc Mormeck: “I can imagine what the odds will look like for me against Wladimir Klitschko. But I know my skills. I had Haye on the canvas and shortly before a knock out which Klitschko could not do. What I missed out against Haye I will now do with him. Wladimir has a glass chin which I will break. He cannot stand punches. Against his brother Vitali I would have thought longer about fighting him but against Wladimir I believe I have very good chances. On December 11, I will travel back to Paris with a suitcase full of championship belts. I enjoy being the underdog in this fight and I will shock the boxing world!”

The fight will be broadcast live on RTL in Germany and also shown in 120 countries worldwide. The official ticket sale starts on www.eventim.de on October 12.



October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Nava-Matthysse Presser

Photos and report by Felipe Leon

At a popular seafood restaurant located in the commercial zone of Tijuana, Mexico, Guillermo Brito of Zanfer Promotions presided over the final press conference for this Saturday, October 8th, return of the “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava to her home town. Nava will be returning after two hard fought battles versus Ana Maria Torres in April and July of this year. In their first encounter, Nava and Torrres fought to a draw while in the second, Torres was awarded the win via a very close unanimous decision. Brito did not fail to mention, “that in our eyes, Nava was the winner and that is why we have prepared this warm welcome back to her city.” For more details and photos click here…



October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

“Chucky” Lazcano returns Oct 22

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican featherweight prospect Eduardo “El Chucky” Lazcano (23-2, 11 KOs), will be returning to the ring on Saturday October 22 in Campeche against an opponent to be confirmed, but the fight will be televised in Mexico. The famous “Chucky” returns to Campeche where he won the vacant Hispano Intercontinental title by eighth-round knockout over Tomas Sierra. He gained national attention by losing a very controversial fight in the Campeón Azteca tournament in 2009.



October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez’ nose not broken

By Francisco Salazar

Rumors of Sergio Martinez breaking his nose during his 11th round stoppage victory over Darren Barker are false, Cicilio Flores told Fightnews.com on Wednesday afternoon. Flores worked in the corner of Martinez on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. Martinez began bleeding from his nose in the fourth round from a Barker punch, but cut man Dr. Roger Anderson was able to stop the bleeding as the bout progressed. With the amount of blood coming out of his nose and a reddened nose, most media began to speculate if Martinez did suffer a break to his nose. “There was no broken nose and he is doing well,” said Flores, who co-owns the World Crown Training Center in Port Hueneme, located next to Oxnard. “He’s currently in Spain resting. He’ll be there for the next four weeks.” Prior to Martinez migrating to Oxnard, the Argentine-born linear middleweight champion lived in Spain for about 10 years.



October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Viva Don King Presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Rey Sanchez

Legendary boxing promoter Don King finally went “Hollywood” with his patented, over-the-top brand of press conference from The Seminole Hard Rock Paradise Live this afternoon. Promoting his high-flying, title-deciding “Viva Don King” card scheduled for November 5th, the bushy-haired impresario didn’t have to travel far from his Deerfield Beach headquarters to kickstart today’s smack talk. WBA World cruiserweight champion Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) of Panama took the podium to pounce on his WBA #14-ranked challenger Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) of Vero Beach. Jones exclaimed: “The tiger is hungry, I need some meat. I’ve only got rice right now. I’ll take Mike Marrone’s white meat. He better be ready for what I’m going to bring.” For more information and pictures click here….



October 5th, 2011

Photo

“Lion” ready to roar on Showtime


Photo by Chris Cozzone

Golden Boy hosted a media workout today at Bones Adams’ Gym in Las Vegas featuring Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (pictured above, hitting the mitts with trainer Kenny Adams.) On Saturday, televised on Showtime’s ShoBox, Bogere, 20-0, 12 KOs, will put his undefeated record on the line against also-unbeaten Francisco Contreras (16-0, 13 KOs). Stay tuned for more photos of Bogere, Contreras, Jermell Charlo and Francisco Santana.



October 5th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Detroit

Photos and report by Bob Ryder

Vernon Paris, 149.8 vs Ruben Galvan, 149.8
Darryl Cunningham, 163.2 vs. Dante Craig, 169.2
Ahmad Kaddour, 154.8 vs. Vance Garvey, 154.8
Kara Ro, 131.8 vs. Elizabeth Sherman, 131.8
Alexis Hloros, 155.6 vs. Shane Gierke, 149.4
Tony Harrison, 153.6 vs. Dorian Hatcher, 156.8
Cleophris Glover, 280.4 vs. Rich Power (TBD)
Miguel Gonzalez and Humberto Toledo will weigh in tomorrow as Toledo was still in route having made the trip to the USA from Ecuador. For more details and photos click here…



October 5th, 2011

UFC

Edgar-Maynard face off

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!


UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard face off at the UFC 136 pre-fight press conference at the Toyota Center on October 5, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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October 5th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

All New Episode of The Ultimate Fighter Tonight: Tensions mount between coaches Bisping & Miller, plus the first bantamweight preliminary bout! Tonight at 10pm on SPIKE (also in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet)

Tickets On Sale This Week For Bisping vs Miller In Vegas: Coaches collide in the Octagon, plus the TUF14 winners will be crowned! Live Saturday, December 3 at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas – Newsletter presale starts tomorrow at 10am, presale password: FINAL

UFC 139 VIP Packages On Sale Now: Floor seats, meet & greets, backstage tours and more! Get the ultimate experience on November 19th in San Jose! Visit vip.ufc.com to purchase

Tickets On Sale Now For Velasquez vs Dos Santos In Anaheim: The UFC makes its debut on FOX on Saturday, November 12, with a battle for the heavyweight title between champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos! Live at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
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October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia-Nietes officials named

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work the junior flyweight title bout between champion Ramon “Principe” Garcia against Donnie Nietes this Saturday at the University of St. LaSalle Gymnasium, Bacolod City, Negro Occidental, Phillipines in an ALA Promotions and Promociones Zanfer presentation. The referee for this bout will be Robert Byrd from the United States. This is the first title defense for Garcia, whose brother Raul will face Ivan Calderon next October 29 in Puerto Rico for the interim 105 pounds WBO title. The judges for the fight are Lisa Giampa and Carlos Ortiz from the United States, and Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan from Phillipines. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Palacios added to Nov 5 DKP card

Cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs), the WBC #1-ranked 200-pounder (and mandatory challenger to the WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk) has been added to DKP’s November 5 event at the Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. He will face an opponent to be named. The main event will feature WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo “El Felino” Jones defending against WBA #14-ranked Mike Marrone.



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Top Rank confirms Bradley signing

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank confirmed today it has signed undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. to an exclusive long-term promotional contract. The Top-10 pound-for-pound fighter will be making his Top Rank debut in the feature bout under the Manny Pacquiao – Juan Manuel Márquez III World Welterweight Championship, on Saturday, November 12, at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena. Televised live on pay-per-view, Bradley will be defending his world title against two-division world champion and former Cuban Olympic gold medalist Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) of Miramar, Fla. For more details and photos click here…



October 5th, 2011

Feature Story

Cunningham cries foul

Questions integrity of Dr. Walter Wagner

Two-time cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham has accused German ring doctor Walter Wagner of openly supporting his opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez and improperly stopping the their fight without justification when Yoan Pablo Hernandez was awarded the IBF title by split technical decision after the sixth round in Saturday’s fight in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Cunningham further charges that through a press release distributed by Sauerland Event (promoter of both Cunningham and Hernandez) that Hernandez’ trainer Ulli Wegner is trying to divert attention away from the from the questionable stoppage. (more…)



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Washington DC

Renee Aiken’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions is proud to finally present her first annual night of professional boxing to support Breast Care Awareness at the DC Star Night Club in Washington DC on Saturday night. The card, which features the return of super bantamweight Thomas “KO” Snow (15-1, 9KO’s) and former world cruiserweight Champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell (26-4-1, 24KO’s) in separate bouts, was originally slated for August 27, but was postponed due to Hurricane Irene. (more…)



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Adama-Karmazin collide Friday

By Johnny B’

The Club Chicago, located just outside Chicago’s south side, will host an excellent professional boxing show this Friday evening. Promoter Cynthia Tolaymat will deliver a well-matched card that includes world class fighters. The main event is scheduled for twelve rounds and serves as an important IBF box-off eliminator for the middleweight title as Chicago’s adopted son, and IBF #7 ranked middleweight Osumanu Adama (19-2 14 KOs) from Ghana is put through the biggest test in his professional boxing career against former world champion and #8 ranked Roman “Made In Hell” Karmazin (40-4-2, 26 KOs) of Russia.

In the co-feature, former world champion Vivian Harris (29-7-1, 19 KOs) faces Jermaine White (17-4, 9 KOs) in a ten round light welterweight affair.

In another interesting ten-rounder, middleweight Derrick ‘Superman’ Findley (18-6, 11 KOs) faces Eric “Murder” Mitchell (22-7-1, 11 KOs). (more…)



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Acosta-Abril for WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former lightweight champion Miguel “Aguacerito” Acosta (29-4-2, 23 KOs) will now face Richard Abril (16-2-1, 8 KOs) for the WBA interim lightweight belt on October 22 at the WBA “KO Drugs” Festival in Panama. Initially it was originally planned that former WBA titleholder Paulus Moses would face Abril for the title, but Moses didn’t accept the fight. Acosta won in a tuneup fight last Saturday in Colombia in his first bout since losing the WBA regular belt to Brandon Rios in February.



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Usanakorn keeps WBC female belt

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

WBC Female bantamweight champion Usanakorn Kokietgym (11-1, 10 KOs) successfully kept her WBC crown as she stopped WBC Female#17 Xiaojuan Dong in round three on Tuesday at Ban Rai Temple in Nakhon Rachasima, Thailand. The Thai fighter controlled the show in every round, dropping her contender three times, once in round two and twice in round three. Finally, she scored a TKO when referee Tawuth Pleumsamran stopped the show at 1:50 of round three. Following local sources, she is now planning to defend her title again in Mexico next year. For more details and photos click here…



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Juan Carlos Gomez Update

The injury to the left shoulder of former cruiserweight champion Juan Carlos Gomez turned out to be more serious than first thought. During surgery last week, in addition to the prior diagnosis of a ruptured tendon, it was discovered that Gomez has a crack of the acetabular labrum (the ring of cartilage that runs around the joint). Dr. Andreas Werner repaired both injuries and said Gomez will need at least several months with no boxing to heal.



October 5th, 2011

Boxing Result

Arakawa wins OPBF 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

In a furious encounter of southpaws, WBA#6/WBC#7 Nihito Arakawa (21-1-1, 14 KOs), 135, came off the canvas in round two, fought back hard and barely acquired the vacant OPBF lightweight belt by eking out a split decision over previously unbeaten Filipino champ Jay Solmiano (11-1-1, 7 KOs), 133, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official tallies were as follows: scoring referee Jaebong Kim (Korea) 115-114 and Akihiko Katsuragi (Japan) 115-113, both for busy-punching Arakawa, and Romeo Yulo (Philippines) 115-112 for Solmiano. Even among ringsiders there were different opinions as to which the victor was, but it’s true Arakawa showed his heart and Solmiano his power-punching. (more…)



October 5th, 2011

Boxing Result

Miyazaki keeps OPBF 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA#2/WBC#6 OPBF light-flyweight champ Ryo Miyazaki (15-0-3, 9 KOs), 108, kept his regional belt as he displayed a one-punch knockout of top contender Jerson Mancio (13-2-3, 5 KOs), 108, Philippine national champ, at 0:26 of the fourth round in a scheduled twelve on Sunday in Osaka, Japan.

On the night of Japanese fight fans celebrating our national hero Toshiaki Nishioka defeating Rafael Marquez, shown live from Las Vegas, the 5’1” champ Miyazaki showed his devastating power despite his struggle to make the weight by shedding a pound and a half. He was too terribly fatigued with a quick reduction of weight to trip on the scale by himself. “I was very sorry for my mistake in making the weight.” Miyazaki, a stablemate of WBC 105-pound ruler Kazuto Ioka, is said by people in Osaka that he may be able to punch much harder than Ioka, which was proven in the quick demolition. His right hook was a haymaker in his third successful defense.

Promoter: Ioka Promotions.



October 5th, 2011

Boxing News

Donaire helps fight breast cancer

Bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire has partnered with The Keep A Breast Foundation to raise breast cancer awareness as part of his October 22nd boxing showdown with Omar “El Huracan” Narvaez at Madison Square Garden, in New York City. Donaire will adorn his typically stylish trunks and warm-up with pink highlights to heighten awareness of The Keep A Breast Foundation’s year round work and help call attention to breast cancer awareness during October, the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“It means a great deal to me to assist in this most worthy cause and to help raise awareness for young women about the importance of this issue. My wife Rachel and I discussed this and my upcoming fight is the perfect time to help The Keep A Breast Foundation,” said Donaire from his training camp in San Carlos, California. (more…)



October 5th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 136 presser today

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!

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October 5th, 2011




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