WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Tapia memorial set for The Pit

The city and local boxing scene of Albuquerque, N.M., continues to mourn the death of its “hometown champion,” Johnny Tapia. Team Tapia has opened up their doors 24/7 for anyone wishing to stop by the gym to pay respects and share memories of the fallen fighter. Though funeral services are not yet final, a memorial has been set for Albuquerque’s largest venue, The Pit at UNM, for Sunday night, June 3. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a public viewing will begin at 6:30 to 7:45, followed by an 8 p.m. memorial service. The Tapia team and family request fans and friends to “Please come and celebrate Johnny’s life and remember who Johnny truly was: a loving and caring person who represented Albuquerque and boxing to the fullest.. God bless all of you and thank you everyone for your support.” For updates on the memorial service, call 505-221-5694. – Chris Cozzone. Photo by Jose Leon Castillo

The city and local boxing scene of Albuquerque, N.M., continues to mourn the death of its “hometown champion,” Johnny Tapia. …


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Larsen ready for comeback

Mads Larsen (51-3, 38 KOs) and Luke Blackledge (9-0, 3 KOs) today faced the press in Copenhagen before travelling on to Herning where they will collide at the Nordic Fight Night on Saturday. Promoter Nisse Sauerland is thrilled to see the “Golden Boy” back in the ring. “It´s great to have Mads back in action,” he said. “Our German coaches and his training partners in Berlin have all been full of praise for him. I can see why – he looks in great shape and I am sure he will take care of business against Blackledge on Saturday. If he wins, there will be a lot of interesting options, but first things first – a victory over Blackledge is a must.” (more…)

Mads Larsen (51-3, 38 KOs) and Luke Blackledge (9-0, 3 KOs) today faced the press in Copenhagen before travelling on …



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Telemundo back in Kissimmee

Jr. bantamweight David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will face Raul Hidalgo (17-6, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, Mexico in another classic matchup between Puerto Rico and Mexico scheduled for twelve rounds with the vacant WBO Latin title at stake on June 15 at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The bout will headline a Boxeo Telemundo telecast.

Also in action are local prospects Luis “Cuatito” Torres of Kissimmee, FL via Mexico, Roger Rosa of Oviedo, FL via Brazil, Angel Martinez of Miami, FL via Puerto Rico and Federico Vega of Kissimmee, FL.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:30 PM. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc. The Quijano-Hidalgo bout is in association with PR Best Boxing. Tickets are already on sale from only $15.00 at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412.

Jr. bantamweight David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will face Raul Hidalgo (17-6, 13 KOs) of Chihuahua, …


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Freitas ready for Oliveira

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Team Freitas

Everything is ready at the Conrad Casino and Resort in Punta del Este, Uruguay for Saturday’s clash between the last great figure of Brazilian boxing Arcelino “Popo” Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) in his retirement fight against new Brazilian hero Michael Oliveira (17-0, 12 KO​​s). The 36-year-old Freitas, a former super featherweight and lightweight world champion with 15 world title fights, is returning as a middleweight after five years out of the ring. The fight is scheduled for ten rounds and Freitas has vowed to knock out the 14-years-younger Oliveira for trying to make a name for himself at Popo’s expense. Freitas is now a Brazilian congressman.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Team Freitas Everything is ready at the Conrad Casino and Resort in Punta del Este, …




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WBO announces officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, June 2, in the 105 and 108 pounds world title bouts to be held in Mexico and Philippines.

For WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) first defense against #11 ranked Julio Cesar Felix (17-3, 7 KOs), the referee will be Russell Mora, from United States. The judges are Fabricio Lopez and Victor Salomon, from Mexico, and Raul Caiz Jr., from United States. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Rafael Lopez Santos.

For the fight between jr flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (33-1-3, 16 KOs) and #7 ranked Felipe Salguero (16-2-1, 9 KOs) the referee will be Raul Caiz Sr., from United States. The judges for the Nietes-Salguero bout, are Salven Lagumbay, Muhammad Rois and Sawaeng Thaweekoon. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Leon Panoncillo Jr.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, June 2, in the …


Feature Story

“The World Kid” brings Boxing to Brooklyn

Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com 

Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (14-0, 8 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time in 9 months on June 2nd in a ten round welterweight bout against Dominican native Franklin Gonzalez (15-9, 10 KOs) at the Aviator Sports Complex in his hometown of Brooklyn, NY.

Ali, the first and only Arab-American boxer to represent the United States in the Olympics and the first New Yorker since former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe to qualify for an Olympic team, will add another first to his resume on June 2nd, as the Bedford-Stuyvesant prospect will debut as a promoter on his own card. (more…)

Story by Mariano A. Agmi Photos by Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com  Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (14-0, 8 KOs) returns to the …


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Quillin: I’m the American Dream

Story by Matt Richardson
Photos by Chris Cozzone 

It was the chocolate.

Specifically, the Hershey Kisses that rained over those in attendance at ringside.

That’s when it became clear that the fighter celebrating in the ring could be something special.

Of course, it was initially obvious that something special was happening by the skills displayed in the recently concluded fight.

But in the moments after his numerous victories in New York City, when middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin would dig deep into a big bag of chocolates to disperse to the audience, it became apparent that Quillin had the potential to be something besides just another talented fighter. (more…)

Story by Matt Richardson Photos by Chris Cozzone  It was the chocolate. Specifically, the Hershey Kisses that rained over those …


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Opening cocktail party at 29th IBF convention

By Boxing Bob Newman

The 29th Annual IBF Convention officially kicked off Tuesday night in Honolulu, Hawai’i. A cocktail reception got things underway on the Rainbow Patio of the host hotel Hilton Hawaiian Village on Waikiki Beach. IBF President Darryl Peoples welcomed ring officials, promoters and delegates from around the world as the governing body commences it’s thirtieth year of existence. Delegates began descending upen the tropical paradise during the last two days for meetings, ring officials seminar, medical seminar, and more. Later today will be a guided tour of Pearl Harbor and an evening “Meet the Champs” reception. Stay tuned for daily reports and photos. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman The 29th Annual IBF Convention officially kicked off Tuesday night in Honolulu, Hawai’i. A cocktail reception …



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Guillermo Jones Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source has indicated that the WBA Panamanian cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones is requesting special permission from the WBA to fight journeyman Joell Godfrey (14-7-1, 6 KOs) in a ten round heavyweight bout on June 23. However Jones is due to make a mandatory defense against Dennis Lebedev. The WBA will consider Jones’ request and respond within 10 days.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source has indicated that the WBA Panamanian cruiserweight world champion Guillermo Jones is requesting special …


Boxing News

Huck responds to Klitschko trainer

Vitali Klitschko’s long time trainer Fritz Sdunek has been quoted on a Russian boxing website stating that “Vitali Klitschko would eat Marco Huck alive.” WBO Cruiserweight champion Huck says he is surprised by the statement. “I respect Mr. Sdunek a lot but I am surely no snack for either Klitschko brother,” says Huck. “I guess there was a mistake in the translation. You only have to look at all the names currently discussed as possible opponents for Vitali for September to know that I would be a far better option than any of the guys they are talking about. At least I always come to fight.

“I know that I didn’t have my best day against Ola Afolabi – but I hung in there and defended my title. A fight against either Klitschko brother would be a completely different story. Afolabi was a mandatory fight, so I did what I had to do.
If Fritz Sdunek wants to know what a fight between me and Vitali would look like he should watch the tape of me beating up Alexander Povetkin. That is the kind of Marco Huck Vitali would need to be ready for. And he would look as clumsy as Povetkin who was a huge favourite against me as well. (more…)

Vitali Klitschko’s long time trainer Fritz Sdunek has been quoted on a Russian boxing website stating that “Vitali Klitschko would …


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Pacman Roadwork

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao runs in Griffith Park in Los Angeles with Team Pacquiao in the early hours as he prepares for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated jr. welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao runs in Griffith Park in Los Angeles with Team Pacquiao in the early …


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Tarver: Kayode is going back to school

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

IBO cruiserweight kingpin Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (29-6, 20 KO’s) hosted a workout for the Southern California media at The Rock in Carson, California, on Tuesday as he winds down preparations for Saturday’s Showtime-televised grudge match against unbeaten Lateef Kayode (18-0, 14 KO’s) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Antonio Tarver: “He’s never fought anyone with my speed, my power. The chin is not a muscle – when you get hit you get knocked out. He has a hell of a fight on his hands and I don’t think he’s prepared for it. He wouldn’t listen to my advice when I gave it to him [as a commentator] on ShoBox and now he’s going to go back to school. I’ll teach him a few things on Saturday.” (more…)

IBO cruiserweight kingpin Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (29-6, 20 KO’s) hosted a workout for the Southern California media at The …



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Chavez Jr. starts boxing promotions company

WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has started his own boxing promotions company. It was announced yesterday in Junior’s hometown of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, that the first card of “Chávez Jr. Promotions” will take place June 8 in the city’s Parque Revolución Arena. Headlining will be a middleweight ten-rounder between Saul Roman and Alfredo Contreras. The event was announced by promoter Lorena Beltran representing Chavez, who is away training for his June 16 clash with Andy Lee. Beltran stated that this is a project that Junior had in mind for two and a half years.

WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has started his own boxing promotions company. It was announced yesterday in …


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Strikeforce returns to Portland

The Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore will host STRIKEFORCE® when it returns to the Pacific Northwest with STRIKEFORCE®: ROCKHOLD vs. KENNEDY announced for Saturday, July 14. Current STRIKEFORCE middleweight champ Luke Rockhold will meet U.S. Army Green Beret and number one contender Tim Kennedy for a five-round bout live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)

The Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore will host STRIKEFORCE® when it returns to the Pacific Northwest with STRIKEFORCE®: ROCKHOLD …


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Desert Storm hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. spoke with reporters during a jam-packed media day Tuesday at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood. Bradley is in the midst of his final preparations for his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. More photos…

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. spoke with reporters during a jam-packed …


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Shumenov-Ornelas undercard announced

Welterweight prospects Joseph Elegele (12-1, 10 KOs) and Lanard Lane (13-1, 8 KOs) will meet in the co-main event of the card headlined by the WBA light heavyweight world championship fight between Beibut Shumenov and Enrique Ornelas on Saturday night at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., both of which will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes. In another notable bout, WBA #15 welterweight Ravshan Hudaynazarov (15-0, 12 KOs) fights current WBO Latino welterweight champion Euri “Millon” Gonzalez (20-1-1, 14 KOs).

Welterweight prospects Joseph Elegele (12-1, 10 KOs) and Lanard Lane (13-1, 8 KOs) will meet in the co-main event of …



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Fighter Trades Gym For Classroom

Current Australian super welterweight champion Tyrone Tongia will put off his training for a week or, as he’ll board a plane from Brisbane, Australia next Monday, and head to Southern California to join nearly 20 other “future promoters” at the 8th session of Fight Promoter University, June 5-8.

Tongia, 29, sports a solid 18-2 pro boxing record including nine knockouts, isn’t finished with his career in the ring just yet, but he wants to prepare himself for this next career outside the ring, so he feels his investment in attending FPU will pay off nicely.

Space is still available at FPU VIII and for information and to register go to www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.

Current Australian super welterweight champion Tyrone Tongia will put off his training for a week or, as he’ll board a …


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Martinez comments on Williams accident

After reading reports that came out this weekend that Paul Williams was in a horrible motorcycle accident, which has left the former welterweight and junior middleweight world champion paralyzed from the waist down, a shocked and saddened middleweight champion, Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez commented on the tragic event.

“Upon learning of Paul’s injuries, I was deeply saddened,” said Martinez, who twice shared the ring with Williams, with their first epic battle being named Fight of the Year for 2010. “When you are in the ring with a real champion, you know it, and Paul Williams was a very great champion, in every sense of the word. Paul and his family are in my thoughts and prayers through this very difficult time.”

After reading reports that came out this weekend that Paul Williams was in a horrible motorcycle accident, which has left …


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Cloud-Pascal set for August 11

A light heavyweight world championship showdown has been confirmed for August 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, when undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), of Tallahassee, Fla., defends his title against popular hometown favorite and former WBC light heavyweight titleholder Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs). The co-feature will match budding Canadian knockout artist Adonis “Superman” Stevenson, (18-1, 15 KOs) of Montreal against an opponent to be announced in a super middleweight bout. Showtime will televise.

A light heavyweight world championship showdown has been confirmed for August 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, when …


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Marquez-Reveco in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like WBA regular flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2, 25 KOs) could next face WBA interim flyweight titleholder Juan Carlos Reveco (28-1, 16 KOs). A source revealed that the WBA has notified promoters Mario Arano (Reveco) and Fernando Beltran (Marquez) to commence negotiations for a mandatory bout between two boxers. According to the source talks shall begin on June 16 and run until July 16. If no agreement is reached, the WBA will call a purse bid. The fight would likely be held in Argentina or Mexico in September or October.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Looks like WBA regular flyweight world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2, 25 KOs) could next face …


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#16 Petchbanborn keeps ABCO belt

By: Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

WBC#16 superfly Petchbanborn Kokietgym (16-5-1,6 KOs) easily retained his WBC Asian Continental 115lb title when he destroyed Alwi Alhabsyi (reportedly 13-19-3) on Tuesday at Bangla Stadium in Phuket, Thailand. The Thai fighter began hunting his foe as the bell rang, rapidly dropping the Indonesian with his vicious right hook. The one-side show finally ended when the champion floored his challenger twice more, forcing the referee to stop the bout at 2:14 of the opening round. Petchbanborn who captured this WBC regional belt by defeating two-time WBC champion Wandee Singwancha, kept his title for the second time. (more…)

By: Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan WBC#16 superfly Petchbanborn Kokietgym (16-5-1,6 KOs) easily retained his WBC Asian Continental 115lb title …


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Hatton predicts Pacquiao victory

British boxing legend Ricky Hatton knows better than anyone what Timothy Bradley is up against when he takes on Manny Pacquiao, having faced, and lost, against the Pacman himself in 2009. However, the ‘Hitman’ believes that Bradley has all the tools to make it a tough night for the reigning WBO welterweight world champion and thinks we may be in for something very special when the two go head-to-head.

“Manny Pacquiao is the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the world and he goes into this fight as the favourite but Timothy Bradley is a very slick and tidy boxer so this isn’t going to be an easy fight for him. Against Junior Witter we saw how well schooled Bradley was and how he was able to figure out his style so quickly so I think he will cause Pacquiao some problems,” said Hatton.

“I think style wise this could be an even better matchup than the recent fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto. Mayweather is exceptional defensively and makes you miss but Pacquiao is a lot more exciting and when you put him in with Bradley style wise it makes for a great fight,” he said. (more…)

British boxing legend Ricky Hatton knows better than anyone what Timothy Bradley is up against when he takes on Manny …


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Vitali planning September fight

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has announced that he will be taking part in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October 28th, but before that he’s planning to return to the ring, possibly for the final time, in early September. Vitali had hoped to face David Haye, but that bout has been ruled out after Haye accepted a July 14 fight with Dereck Chisora. WBC #11 ranked Manuel Charr seems to be the leading candidate to challenge Vitali at the moment.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has announced that he will be taking part in the Ukrainian parliamentary elections on October …


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GBP seeking new foe for Alvarez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

After to the terrible and tragic motorcycle accident that has likely ended the career of former two-division world champion Paul Williams, Golden Boy Promotions is forced to go back to the drawing board to find a new opponent for WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for the big September 15 event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. A source has informed Fightnews.com that the leading candidates are James Kirkland and Austin Trout, who is scheduled to defend his WBA jr middleweight crown Saturday against Delvin Rodriguez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero After to the terrible and tragic motorcycle accident that has likely ended the career of former …


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Arce fit and ready for Rojas

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Five-time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce declared himself ready for his fight next week in Las Vegas at a media day for the local and national today in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Arce (60-6-2, 46 KO’s) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexicano will take on Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in the semifinal bout of the pay-per-view card that will feature the world title tilt between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and undefeated champion Timothy Bradley on Saturday, June 9 in the Grand Garden Arena of the MGM Grand of Las Vegas.

“I feel great. I very strong and fast for this fight. I know I need to win this fight to keep my future plans going and thats what he Intens to do”, said Arce who is training in his hometown of Los Mochis. (more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Five-time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce declared himself ready for his fight next week in …


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Bute bloodied but unbowed

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Photo: Herby Whyne

After suffering his first defeat as professional to now three-time world champion Carl Froch, Lucian Bute has stayed in Europe and travelled to his native Romania as he usually does after big fights. “Lucian needs time, he needs to regroup,” trainer Stephane Larouche told FightNews Monday evening after touching down in Montreal. “He needs to sit down, to relax. How he will come back from this? We’ll see. He deserves the respect, we always win as a team and we lose as one as well.”

“Physically he’s perfect,” said Larouche of his fighter who required five stitches to close a cut above his eye. Other wounds suffered by the fighter will take considerably longer to heal. “He’s more heart-broken than anything else.”

The fight itself didn’t take long to go south. A highly charged and competitive first round had both fighters landing but Froch gaining the upper hand. “After the first round, we felt everything was still possible,” said Larouche. “According to me I thought we lost the first round but Lucian came in the corner and knew it was time to re-organize, regroup and step up; but unfortunately, he just stayed the same. This is where the fight turned around, Lucian should have been able to do things quicker, faster, better and he did not. Another good round for Froch and he hurt him in the second…he hurt him in the third…he hurt him in the fourth and I think we were done at that point. He was not recovering as much as he was trying. He didn’t quit, he wanted to go on. He was asking to go one more round, let me go one more. This is what I liked, he never quit.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada After suffering his first defeat as professional to now three-time world champion Carl Froch, …


UFC

Dos Santos, Velasquez on collision course

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

At the inaugural UFC on Fox event, the then UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos (15-1) had the most watched heavyweight title bout in the company’s history. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. At the inaugural UFC on Fox event, the then UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez and …


Boxing News

Teresa Tapia releases statement

Teresa Tapia has released a statement on the death of husband Johnny Tapia:

Today our family grieves the loss of a husband, a father and a close friend. With Johnny, the world has lost not just a Hall of Fame boxer but a special person, a fighter in life and in the ring. I am appreciative of all the support and condolences we’ve received and I thank Johnny’s many friends and fans for standing by in this difficult time. (more…)

Teresa Tapia has released a statement on the death of husband Johnny Tapia: Today our family grieves the loss of …


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Paul Williams in bad motorcycle accident

Photo: Emily Harney

WRDW-TV in Atlanta is reporting that former welterweight and jr middleweight world champion Paul Williams was involved in a tragic Sunday morning motorcycle crash near Atlanta that has likely left him paralyzed from the waist down. According to an AP story, Williams’ spinal cord was severed after he was thrown from his bike and he landed on his back and head.

Paul is said to be conscious and alert in an Atlanta hospital and manager George Peterson told WRDW-TV that surgery is scheduled for Wednesday to help stabilize the healthy upper half of his spine by putting a protective wall around it.

It was just confirmed last week that Williams would challenge WBC super welterweight world champion Saul ¨Canelo¨ Alvarez on September 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Photo: Emily Harney WRDW-TV in Atlanta is reporting that former welterweight and jr middleweight world champion Paul Williams was involved …


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Workout gallery: Timothy Bradley

Story and photos by Robert Hughes

Timothy ‘The Desert Storm’ Bradley recently worked out for fans and media in his hometown, in a place he feels at home, The Boys and Girls Club deep down in the California desert.

“It’s always great to come home, this is my home,” Bradley said as he quickly moves from the ring to a punching bag, towing along about a dozen reporters and even more fans . . . click here for more

Story and photos by Robert Hughes Timothy ‘The Desert Storm’ Bradley recently worked out for fans and media in his …


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Audley targets Price or Fury

Audley Harrison has announced he is seeking endorsement from the British Boxing Board of Control, to be the next challenger for the British heavyweight title. Fresh from his 4th round dismantling of Ali Adams to become International Masters Champion, Audley expressed his excitement and determination to get back to training and plans to resume training as soon as he arrives home in California later this week.

Harrison commented “I know after the Haye fight people didn’t expect to see me anywhere near a ring again, but I really enjoyed myself on Saturday night. The place was packed and to have most of the crowd cheering and applauding my finish, made me feel great. It took strength of character and belief in myself to not throw in the towel and call it a day; I proved to myself I still want to be a prizefighter. The explosive way I finished off Ali Adams, would be a handful for any heavyweight and I’m looking forward to building from this performance and getting myself back into the mix.” (more…)

Audley Harrison has announced he is seeking endorsement from the British Boxing Board of Control, to be the next challenger …


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Tarver-Kayode: Real Animosity

Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

It’s no act. It will be a serious grudge match when IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver and challenger Lateef Kayode collide in a nationally televised on Saturday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Kayode takes offense at Tarver’s critical comments about him during telecast where Tarver works as a ringside analyst. The fighters showed their distain for each other during a media conference call last week.

Lateef Kayode: “I’m going to prove that all the things he said about me were wrong. First of all, he said all my punches were sloppy and second of all, he said I’m not fighting with any spirit. Every time I fight on ShoBox he says the same thing. I saw him in downtown L.A. and said, ‘Why do you always says those things about me on ShoBox?’ He said he’s just doing his job, but when I was doing good and connecting on my punches he just quiets down and says nothing. He only concentrates on my mistakes. If this fight were in the streets, I know I would win. I come from far away and have struggled all my life. My prediction is that I think I’m going to knock him out in the fifth round or the sixth round…He’s going to get hurt so bad, so bad. I’m coming for him.””

Antonio Tarver: “I’m not paid to stroke anybody or sit behind that desk and promote or market a fighter. I’ve got to see it with my own eyes and tell it how I see it. The way I see it may not be the way your average viewer sees it, but I come from years of experience as one of the most decorated amateurs of our time and I’ve been a very successful professional fighter, so I think I know the game of boxing back and forth. I’ve had one of the best trainers and philosophers since I was 10 years old so I’ve been schooled very well. What I see may not be obvious to the naked eye. I wasn’t ever trying to be overly critical of Lateef. He’s a guy who is ranked high across the board and if he wasn’t worthy, then I wouldn’t be fighting him. That’s what he needs to understand. It’s not all about him. We all need to go back to the gym every time. (more…)

Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy It’s no act. It will be a serious grudge match when IBO cruiserweight champion …


Boxing News

Malinga to fight for vacant IBF belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Vusi Malinga will be having his second crack at trying to win a “world” title when he faces Mexico’s unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz for the vacant IBF bantamweight belt at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Saturday night. The belt became vacant when the champion Abner Mares decided to move up to the junior featherweight division.

In March 2009 Malinga (20-3-1, 12 KOs) was smashed to defeat inside a round when challenging Japan’s Hozumi Hasegawa for the WBC bantamweight belt. Since that that setback he has stopped Fadhili Majia in three rounds for the vacant WBO Africa bantamweight title in September 2009 and in October last year he outpointed Michael Domingo over 12 rounds in an IBF eliminator. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Vusi Malinga will be having his second crack at trying to win a “world” title …


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Bogere will fight Leyva Saturday

By Francisco Salazar

Lightweight Sharif Bogere will fight Manuel Leyva in a 10 round bout at the Home Depot Center in Carson this Saturday, Golden Boy Promotions matchmakers Eric Gomez and Robert Diaz confirmed to Fightnews.com this past Saturday afternoon. Gomez originally wanted to put Bogere on the undercard of the Victor Ortiz-Josesito Lopez welterweight bout at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on June 23rd or on June 30th.

Originally, Golden Boy Promotions was to promote a card on that date at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. However, the June 30th card will no longer be taking place in our nation’s Capitol. Instead, the card might be taking place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Lightweight Sharif Bogere will fight Manuel Leyva in a 10 round bout at the Home Depot Center …


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Enrique Ornelas: I’m still here

Report and photos by Joe Miranda

Less than a week away from Saturday’s showdown for the WBA light heavyweight title against champion Beibut Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Enrique Ornales (33-7, 21 KOs) is getting ready excited. Ornelas is preparing for the fight at the La Habra Boxing Club, the same facility used by former light heavyweight world champion Julio Gonzalez and where Enrique was Gonzalez’ key sparring partner. “I’m going to be faster and smarter then Beibut,” he promised. “I’m going to please the fans.” (more…)

Report and photos by Joe Miranda Less than a week away from Saturday’s showdown for the WBA light heavyweight title …










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