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

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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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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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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 …


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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.

At the Team Quest gym in Temecula, California, where Strikeforce welterweight Tarec Saffiedine is preparing for his Saturday bout against …


Boxing News

Q&A: Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world super middleweight challenger Sakio Bika challenges former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world super middleweight challenger Sakio Bika challenges former WBA light heavyweight champion …


Boxing Result

St. John defeats Martin, both retire

By Steve Cummings at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

In a clash of female ring legends, Mia St. John (46-11-2, 18 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Coal Miner’s Daughter Christy Martin (49-7-3, 31 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Table Mountain Casino on Friant, California. Mia, 45, was more than willing to brawl with Christy, 44, beating her to the punch and landing most the clean shots. Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 97-93. St. John claimed the vacant WBC female super welterweight title with the win. After the fight, both ladies announced their retirement. More photos…

By Steve Cummings at ringside Photos: Mary Ann Owen In a clash of female ring legends, Mia St. John (46-11-2, …



Boxing News

Bryant to face Koval on Adamek-Walker undercard

Bryant Jennings, 14-0, 6 KOs, the hottest young heavyweight in the country, puts his unbeaten record and newly minted status as a ‘fighter to watch’ on the line when he faces hard-hitting Youngstown, OH native Chris Koval, on September 8th, 2012 at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. The fight can be seen on WeathTV and WealthTV.com as part of an important Saturday afternoon heavyweight triple-header that figures to help identify the next wave of world title challengers at the top of boxing’s food chain – the heavyweight division.

Although Tomasz Adamek, 46-2, 28 KOs, will have star billing on September 8th when he meets Travis Walker, 39-7-1, 31 KOs, in the 12-round main event, many boxing eyes have been keenly focused on Jennings for the last seven months. Nicknamed “By By,” Jennings has made a real splash in his last three bouts, going from unknown Philadelphia upstart to world-ranked contender and USBA champion, scoring victories over Maurice Byarm, Sergei Liakhovich and Steve Collins during the impressive run. (more…)

Bryant Jennings, 14-0, 6 KOs, the hottest young heavyweight in the country, puts his unbeaten record and newly minted status …


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Dawson and Sharp in action Friday

By Brett Bonetti

Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (37-3 -1, 24 KOs) will defend his PABA Light Middleweight Title against Marco Tuhumury (9-9-1, 2 KOs) at the WA Italian Club, North Perth, Australia this Friday 17th August. Dawson has set his sights on another world title shot and has current WBA Light Middleweight Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout in his sights. Also in action will be young prospect Luke “You Know This” Sharp (4-0) who will face Jeremy “The Anvil” Allan (8-10-2, 3 KOs) for the WA State Middleweight Title.

Dawson and Sharp were on the promotional trail today and dropped into Perth radio station 96FM with Mark “Smiley” Pascoe to play a couple of hits before heading to talkback radio station 882 6PR for an interview to discuss their fights on Friday night and thoughts on the future. Check out this link to listen to the full radio interview.

By Brett Bonetti Former two time world title challenger Daniel “The Rock” Dawson (37-3 -1, 24 KOs) will defend his …


Boxing News

OPBF 112lb champ Fuentes faces Lee

By Joe Koizumi

Japan-based Korean, OPBF mandatory challenger Myung-Ho Lee (15-1, 5 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the OPBF flyweight champ Rocky Fuentes (33-6-2, 20 KOs) in Cebu, Philippines on September 22. It was disclosed by ALA Promotions, presided by Antonio L. Aldeguer who has cultivated so many outstanding Filipino boxers such as Ala Villamor, Gerry Penalosa, Malcolm Tunacao, Donnie Nietes, etc. WBA#2 Fuentes was rumored to be eligible to participate in an elimination bout for the vacant throne provided that current titlist Hernan Marquez should renounce his belt, but nothing is certain at this moment. Fuentes, nicknamed Road Warrior, will be making his fifth defense of the regional belt since he dethroned Japan’s Masafumi Okubo via majority decision in 2010. Lee, an upright speedster, has been unbeaten since his sole defeat by Filipino Alfred Nagal on a second round knockout in 2006. It is good that Japanese or Japan-based boxers go and fight abroad to test their fists.

By Joe Koizumi Japan-based Korean, OPBF mandatory challenger Myung-Ho Lee (15-1, 5 KOs) will have an ambitious crack at the …


UFC

UFC Gym BJ Penn Celebrates Hawaiian Debut with Official Grand Opening Expo on August 18th

UFC GYM®, the ultimate fitness destination that goes beyond the traditional workout, will celebrate the official grand opening of its much anticipated first signature club, UFC GYM BJ PENN. The gym whose ‘Train Different’ philosophy has already made waves on the mainland with multiple locations in CA, will host a grand opening event on Saturday, August 18th. BJ Penn, a Hawaii-native and two-division UFC® champion, will be on-site to kick things off as the brand looks to shake up the Hawaii fitness scene by combining the best of traditional fitness with the innovation of mixed martial arts. (more…)

UFC GYM®, the ultimate fitness destination that goes beyond the traditional workout, will celebrate the official grand opening of its …


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Krasniqi to face Sahin Aug 25

WBO #5 light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi (37-2, 13 KOs) will return August 25 against unbeaten former stablemate Serdar Sahin (20-0, 13 KOs) in a clash for the WBO International belt. In the main event, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz defends his belt against mandatory challenger Arthur Abraham. The bout replaces one featuring former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, who pulled out of a bout due to an elbow injury and needs surgery.

WBO #5 light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi (37-2, 13 KOs) will return August 25 against unbeaten former stablemate Serdar Sahin (20-0, …


Full Report

O’Connor Stops Soto in Four

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photogallery by Emily Harney

It was a starry, fair weathered historic night within the concourse of the 68,000 seat Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, home to the NFL’s New England Patriots this past Sunday as it played host to its first ever professional boxing card, a three bout event held immediately after the New England Revolution were defeated by the Montreal Impact 1-0 in a Major League Soccer matchup. In the main event of the evening, welterweight Danny O’Connor (18-1, 17KOs), fighting out of nearby Framingham, MA knocked Providence, RI veteran Eddie Soto (12-5, 4 KOs) down twice in their bout with the second being his last as Soto could not reach his feet before the count of ten at 1:09 of the fourth round. The three bout fight card was promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing. Click here for the full report and action-packed photogallery.

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photogallery by Emily Harney It was a starry, fair weathered historic night within the concourse …


Boxing News

Oquendo opponent named

Chicago’s WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion and WBA #14 rated “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will face Philadelphia veteran Robert “Big Philly” Hawkins (23-19, 7 KOs) in a stay-busy 10-round main event of Hitz Boxing’s latest “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” installment scheduled for this Saturday, August 18 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. “We’re looking to keep Fres active while we wait for another world-rated heavyweight to get in the ring with him,” said his promoter, Bobby Hitz. “We offered this fight to several top guys with good money on the table and none of them would step up.” (more…)

Chicago’s WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion and WBA #14 rated “Fast” Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) will face Philadelphia veteran Robert …


Boxing News

Adonis Stevenson Update

“Adonis Stevenson injured his left hand in sparring last Friday,” said promoter Yvon Michel, President of Groupe Yvon Michel. “The next day he went to see a doctor who diagnosed a severe bruise and major swelling. Adonis was not able to close his hand and make a fist. Treatments were done in hopes of improvement but there was not enough progress and under the doctor’s advice it was decided to pull Adonis out of his fight [on Friday night against Don “Da Bomb” George].”

According to Michel, Stevenson is now in Montreal receiving treatment. The IBF super middleweight title eliminator will be rescheduled for early this fall. Fightnews.com has learned that an October 27 HBO date is being looked at.

“Adonis Stevenson injured his left hand in sparring last Friday,” said promoter Yvon Michel, President of Groupe Yvon Michel. “The …


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Christy Martin goes for her 50th tonight

By Steve Cummings
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Christy Martin returns to the ring tonight at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA after a layoff of 14 months in search of her 50th career victory. She will see a familiar face when she climbs through the ropes, one of the few boxers whose credentials are similar to her own: Mia St. John. Martin scored an unanimous decision over St. John on December 6, 2002.

Fast forward ten years: Martin and St. John will fight tonight for the vacant WBC jr welterweight title in the main event of the “Final Victory!” Martin says that she is “99.9% sure” it will be her last fight. With a record of 49 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses with 31 knockouts, Christy has done just about everything a boxer can do, male or female, since turning pro September 9, 1989 with a five-round draw against Angela Buchanan. (more…)

By Steve Cummings Photos: Mary Ann Owen Christy Martin returns to the ring tonight at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, …


Boxing News

New opponent for Donovan George

By Johnny B’

Luck may be changing for Carlos Molina and fellow Chicagoan Don “Da Bomb” George. Donovan George was ready to go against fellow super middleweight Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, but it looks like “Superman” is not invincible, as he had to pull out of the bout with a alleged hand injury. “Da Bomb” (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will now face late sub Dioniso Miranda from Barranquilla, Columbia (21-7-2, 18 KOs) in a bout scheduled for ten.

The new main event will be hard luck Chicago light middleweight Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) matched with Miami Florida’s Damian Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs) also scheduled for ten rounds. The card takes place in Miami, Oklahoma and is co-promoted by Warriors Boxing, Holden Productions and Gym Promotions.

By Johnny B’ Luck may be changing for Carlos Molina and fellow Chicagoan Don “Da Bomb” George. Donovan George was …


Boxing News

Vasquez faces Nelson Sept 14

On Friday night September 14th at Harrahs in Chester, PA, Victor Vasquez will headline a monster night of boxing when he takes on undefeated Naim Nelson in a ten round bout for the Pennsylvania State Lightweight championship. The card is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions & David Feldman. Vasquez of Philadelphia has a record of 15-6-1 with seven knockouts and has built up one of the biggest fan bases in Philadelphia due to his exciting style which always has him in the fight of the night whenever he steps into the ring. Nelson of Philadelphia has a record of 7-0 with one knockout.

On Friday night September 14th at Harrahs in Chester, PA, Victor Vasquez will headline a monster night of boxing when …


UFC

Roger Bowling chasing the Hollywood ending

When asked what it means to him to be fighting on the Showtime-televised main card against an internationally accomplished opponent like Tarec Saffiedine, Strikeforce welterweight Roger Bowling responds, “I’m living a dream.” . .. Click more by Jordan Newmark, 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.

When asked what it means to him to be fighting on the Showtime-televised main card against an internationally accomplished opponent …


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Pacman to train at Wild Card

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao will set up his training camp at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles as soon as he gets back from the multi-city promotional tour for his Nov. 10 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. “From the press tour, Manny will stay in the US and begin training,” Arum, who left for the US over the weekend, told Fightnews. Arum said the initial leg of the press tour will be on Sept. 4 in Los Angeles. The succeeding stops will depend on the choice of opponent. Three fighters are being eyed to face Pacquiao: American Tim Bradley, Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. If Pacquiao ends up picking Marquez, there will be a stop in Mexico City and if it’s Cotto, the tour will travel to the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan. Arum met with Pacquiao last week and the two discussed what’s down the road for the Filipino star, who is aching to bounce back from the controversial 12-round split decision to Bradley last June. There have been reports that Pacquiao is trying to delay his decision because of the possibility that a fight with Floyd Mayweather can be made for early-2013. But if an agreement cannot be reached, Pacquiao will have no other choice but to name his next foe within the next few days. Pacquiao, 33, had used Baguio City, a high-altitude training camp north of Manila, as his headquarters the last few fights.

By Nick Giongco Manny Pacquiao will set up his training camp at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles …


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Romero-Esquivias collide Sept 21

By Francisco Salazar

Super bantamweights Jhonaton Romero and Efrain Esquivias will collide in a 10 round bout on September 21st, Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Beninati confirmed to Fightnews.com on Friday. The bout will be the main event of a “ShoBox: The New Generation” card that will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. Gary Shaw and Thompson Boxing Promotions will co-promote the card.

Also on the card will be a compelling bout between unbeaten super bantamweights Roman Morales and Jonathan Arellano. Henry Ramirez, who trains Arellano, confirmed the bout with Fightnews.com on Saturday afternoon. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Super bantamweights Jhonaton Romero and Efrain Esquivias will collide in a 10 round bout on September 21st, …


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Martin, St. John make weight

By Steve Cummings
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Tensions were high today at the weigh-in for tomorrow night’s Final Victory fight card featuring Christy Martin vs. Mia St. John at Table Mountain Casino on Friant, CA. St. John was late to the weigh-in at the Bod-e Shop, which had Martin fuming. The Coal Miner’s Daughter promised to take out her frustrations in the ring and the ceremonial photo op after the weights were recorded featured both fighters talking under their breath to each other.

All of the fighters on the five-bout card made weight.

Christy Martin 150.2 vs. Mia St. John 146.6
Aaron Acevedo 132.2 vs. Angel Torres 133
Yoshi Fujii 132 vs. Jose Garcia 131.8
David Barragan 157 vs. Beau “The Show” Hamilton 156.8
Luis Villagomez 125.4 vs. Manuel Ortega 126.2
(more…)

By Steve Cummings Photos: Mary Ann Owen Tensions were high today at the weigh-in for tomorrow night’s Final Victory fight …


Boxing News

Golovkin-Proksa: Something has to give

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We all know that styles make a fight, and if you look both these guys, Golovkin and Proksa, this fight just cannot be just another title fight without drama and spectacular punches. It’s practically impossible,” Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions regarding the upcoming WBA and IBO middleweight title fight between unbeaten reigning titleholder Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) and Polish star and European champion Grzegorz Proksa (28-1, 21 KOs) at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Golovkin-Proksa fight will be also televised live by HBO in the main event of their Boxing After Dark series. Click here for the Fightnews interview with Tom Loeffler.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “We all know that styles make a fight, and if you look both these guys, Golovkin and …


Boxing News

Tyson finishes hit run on Broadway

Photos: Tom Casino/Tyson’s Corner

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson wrapped up his 12-show Broadway run on Sunday at Longacre Theater in New York City. The one-man show titled “Undisputed Truth” generally garnered good reviews. The two-hour show, directed by Spike Lee, delighted the sold-out crowds who attended despite a protest from an abuse group and even a Twitter death threat. “Iron Mike” promised the audience that they would “leave here with two ears tonight,” and informed that this engagement was not his first time on Broadway. “I actually got arrested on this same street,” he revealed. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/Tyson’s Corner Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson wrapped up his 12-show Broadway run on Sunday at Longacre Theater …


Boxing News

Mia St. John: “Final Victory” will be the final fight

By Steve Cummings
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Mia St. John is ready for her rematch this Tuesday (August 14th) with Christy Martin. While she surprised many boxing observers in their first fight (December 6, 2002) just by going the distance, she expects to come away with the win this time and the WBC light middleweight title. The card is appropriately title “The Final Victory” because St. John wants to walk away with the belt and retire from sport.

The “Final Victory” takes place at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA and is being promoted by Roy Englebrecht.

When St. John (46-11-2, 18 KOs) and Martin (49-6-3, 31 KOs) first fought in December of 2002, Mia was a huge underdog and thought by many to be in for a rough night at the hands of the hard-punching Coal Miner’s Daughter. St. John displayed improved boxing skills that night and went the distance, losing a unanimous decision by scores of 97-93, 97-93 and 99-91. (more…)

By Steve Cummings Photos: Mary Ann Owen Mia St. John is ready for her rematch this Tuesday (August 14th) with …


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Boxing back in Greensboro, NC

Live pro boxing returns Saturday to the Southern Crescent Ballroom at the Downtown Marriott in Greensboro, NC. Headlining the eight-fight card is undefeated heavyweight prospect Josh Tufte (6-0, 4 KOs) taking on journeyman Ramon McLamore (6-10, 4 KOs). Tufte is a former kickboxer and toughman fighter who turned pro as a boxer about a year and a half ago. The co-main event features New York jr. middleweight Tommy Rainone 15-4 taking on 70-fight veteran Kevin Carter in a six round tilt. (more…)

Live pro boxing returns Saturday to the Southern Crescent Ballroom at the Downtown Marriott in Greensboro, NC. Headlining the eight-fight …










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