Garcia must prove he’s still hungry against Thurman

Garcia must prove he’s still hungry against Thurman

Story and photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Saturday’s showdown between WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 33-0, 19 KOs, and WBA welterweight champion ...

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More on Fukuhara-Calleros WBO 105lb title war + photos

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FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

FOTY? Breazeale KOs Ugonoh to end knockdown-filled war

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Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

Hurd stops Harrison to win IBF junior middleweight world title

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Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

Wilder TKOs Washington in five to retain WBC world heavyweight title

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TUF goes out with a bang in Vegas Friday

You Pick The TUF Live Finale Walkout Music: TUF contestants picked their two favorite walkout songs and now we are giving you a chance to pick which one they hear before they hit the Octagon this Friday, June 1st on FX. Listen, vote & tune-in Friday to hear your picks!

$25,000 Is Up For Grabs – And You Decide Who Deserves It: As the first season of The Ultimate Fighter Live comes to a close, we look back at the best moments over the last three months. Submit your votes for best fight, submission & KO of the season.

Watch In Person – TUF Live Finale Tickets Available: Come watch history as we crown the first-ever winner of The Ultimate Fighter Live! Plus, don’t miss a matchup between Jake Ellenberger and Martin Kampmann. Get tickets today through Ticketmaster or the Pearl Theater Box Office.

You Pick The TUF Live Finale Walkout Music: TUF contestants picked their two favorite walkout songs and now we are …


Boxing News

Pacquiao: I am ready

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) has declared himself ready for his June 9 showdown with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0,12KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao vs. Bradley will be for Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight title. The Pacman continued his preparation Wednesday as he worked out for the media in a crowded Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California. “Training camp is good and I am ready,” Pacquiao told Fightnews.com.

The eight-time and current world champion was mobbed by photographers and videographers as he arrived to the Wild Card Gym. “I believe Bradley is hungry to win this fight and I am sure he has trained hard for this fight,” Pacquiao boxing writers inside a stuffy dressing room that had everyone inside sweating. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) has declared himself ready for his June 9 showdown …



Boxing Result

Pharanpetch, Barongsay grab ABCO belts

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Bangkok Gurentai

ABCO #6 super feather Pharanpetch Tor Buamas (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively captured the WBC Asia 130lb interim title when he stopped ABCO #12 Eddy Comaro (24-14-4, 9 KOs) on Wednesday at Town Hall of Kaengkhor in Chaiyaphum, Thailand. After a close affair in the first three rounds, the Thai fighter landed a vicious and well-time right hook which destroyed the Indonesian for a full ten-count at 2:42 of round four.

In other action, ABCO #12 superbantam Hendry Barongsay (reportedly 12-16-3) stopped ABCO #9 Tabthong Tor Buamas (12-2, 10 KOs) to capture the vacant ABCO Continental 122lb title. This was also an exciting bout as both fighters exchanged punches most of the action and the score announcement after round eight was 77-75,77-75,78-75 for the Thai fighter. In round nine, Tabthong seemed tired, so Indonesian Barongsay speeded his assault and finally he shocked the local crowd by displaying a one-sided attack which forced referee to stop the bout at 2:44 of round nine. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Bangkok Gurentai ABCO #6 super feather Pharanpetch Tor Buamas (6-0, 5 KOs) impressively captured the WBC …


Feature Story

IBF Convention: Day 2

Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman

Day two of the 29th annual IBF convention got underway on Wednesday with a tour of one of the most emotional and recognizable memorials, one associated forever with the state of Hawai’i – Pearl Harbor. In a blow that struck worse than any knockout punch thrown by a boxer in the ring, Japanese pilots crippled the U.S. naval fleet with a surprise attack on December 7, 1941, a day that then president Franklin Roosevelt declared “Will live in infamy.” Over 150 IBF delegates took in the moving day-long tour.

First off was the visit to the sight where the U.S.S. Arizona still lies in the harbor, along with over 1000 sailors still on board, beneath the waters of the harbor. Even the most hardened fight fans and boxing officials, couldn’t help being moved to tears either during the movie footage viewed in the theater in the memorial park, or especially standing within the memorial itself, straddling the sunken hulk of the battleship. (more…)

Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman Day two of the 29th annual IBF convention got underway on Wednesday with …




Boxing News

Sturm-Geale unification on September 1

Gary Shaw Productions, Sturm Box Promotion, Grange Old School Boxing and UFA Sports have announced a world title unification bout featuring IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (27-1, 15 KOs) and WBA Super World champ, Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs). The 12-round 160-pound main event will take place in Germany on Sept. 1, 2012, at a location to be announced, with television network SAT1 broadcasting the event to millions around the world.

Said Promoter Gary Shaw, “This event is what boxing is all about. When you get two world champions agreeing to fight each other with no hesitation, you know the fans are going to be witnessing an unbelievable bout. Both guys are hungry to keep their titles and they’re going to leave everything in the ring. Words can’t describe how excited I am about this event. Geale and Sturm are true warriors who are going to “Bring It” come fight night. It’s going to be an incredible night of boxing. The true winners will be the fans. (more…)

Gary Shaw Productions, Sturm Box Promotion, Grange Old School Boxing and UFA Sports have announced a world title unification bout …


Boxing News

Mitchell-Banks confirmed

It was officially announced today that former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan meets undefeated WBC super lightweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia on July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in a fight televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. It was also confirmed that undefeated heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) will face once-beaten Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) in a 12-round co-feature.

It was officially announced today that former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan meets undefeated WBC super lightweight world …


Boxing News

Roach throws out first pitch

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Though he has lived in Los Angeles since 1992, famed trainer Freddie Roach has never been to Dodger Stadium until tonight. Roach threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers-Milwaukee Brewers game on Wednesday night. Freddie is currently training Manny Pacquiao for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated jr. welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Though he has lived in Los Angeles since 1992, famed trainer Freddie Roach has never been …


Boxing News

NBC Sports Network Fight Night Presser

Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. Peltz verified that the tickets were sold out for the event being held at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. The NBCSN broadcast will begin at 9PM ET. Peltz says fans can expect to tune in Friday to see two REAL fights. In the main event, Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) takes on Sechew Powell (26-4, 15 KOs) for the WBO Inter-Continental junior middleweight title.

Words were exchanged as Powell volunteered to hold the WBO belt for the photo opp. Rosado assured the crowd that he would be the one holding the campionship belt come Friday night. A verbal scuffle ensued. Co-promoter, Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, expressed gratutude that the fighters waited until Friday night to exchange blows.

In the co-feature, Ronald Cruz (16-0, 12 KOs) is facing a lot of pressure by fighting in front of a home town crowd against road warrior Prenice Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs), who is one win away from the top 15. This is the only televised boxing card scheduled on Friday night.

Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing hosted the final press conference for the June 1 NBC Sports Network Fight Night card. …



Boxing News

Happy Birthday Jose Sulaiman

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Happy Birthday to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman! The leader of the WBC turns 81 today. He became the president of the sanctioning organization in 1975 and is responsible for numerous reforms in boxing including reducing the length of world title fights from 15 to 12 rounds, gaving weigh-ins 24 hours before the fight, open scoring after the fourth and eighth rounds, the use of instant replay video among others. He says there are still things he wants to accomplish in boxing, such as a retirement fund and the World Cup of Boxing event. Sulaiman was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York on June 10, 2006.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Happy Birthday to World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman! The leader of the WBC turns 81 …


Scale Watch

Shafikov/Zamora II Weights from Russia

In a rematch from their closely contest bout from October 2010 in Russia, Denis Shafikov (28-0-1, 17) of Russia will again face Cuban-born Brunet Zamora (22-0-2, 10 KOs) but based out of Italy tomorrow at the Ufa Arena, in Ufa, Russia with Oleg Bogdanov (Trinity Promotion) promoting. The match like the first time around will be scheduled for 12 rounds and this time for the EBU (European) light welterweight title. Today both fighters easily made the maximum weight allowed of 140 pounds. Shafikov at 137.6 and Zamora at 136.9.

In a rematch from their closely contest bout from October 2010 in Russia, Denis Shafikov (28-0-1, 17) of Russia will …


Boxing News

Williams vows to walk again

Former world champion Paul Williams did a short interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA-TV. “[Doctors] told me there’s a very slight chance of walking, because the spine was, like, crushed, or whatever,” he told WXIA-TV. “I should be able to sit up on my own. But as far as me walking, and all that, it’s all on me. I’m going to be walking, I know that. That’s how I feel.”

In related news, The Marietta Police Department issued a statement saying that Williams was driving a modified sport motorcycle at a high rate of speed and was “travelling too fast for conditions….Charges are pending at this time, however this case remains under investigation.”

Former world champion Paul Williams did a short interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA-TV. “[Doctors] told me there’s a very …


Boxing News

Grano-Williamson collide; Sam Peter returns

Don King returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a “Viva Don King II” boxing event on Saturday, June 23 that will feature three heavyweight fights and local Cuban favorites Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez and undefeated Angelo “La Cobra” Santana.

NABF #1-ranked heavyweight, and former U.S. amateur champion, Tony “TNT” Grano (19-2-2, 15 KOs), from Hartford, Conn., and former No. 1-ranked heavyweight and current NABF No. 11-ranked contender DaVarryl “Touch of Sleep” Williamson (27-6, 23 KOs) will vie for the vacant NABF crown in the main event scheduled for 12 rounds. Additional heavyweight attractions include the return to Hard Rock Live of former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (34-5, 27 KOs), who won a unanimous decision over James “Lights Out” Toney at the venue in 2007, and highly touted WBA #14-ranked contender Oleg Platov (29-1, 23 KOs). Both will face opponents to be named. (more…)

Don King returns to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., with a “Viva …



Twitter Watch

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. …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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, …


Boxing News

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, …



Boxing News

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 …


Feature Story

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


UFC

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

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 …


Boxing News

#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 …


Boxing News

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…)

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Vitali planning September fight

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