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Gutierrez, Periban victorious

Gutierrez, Periban victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #6 featherweight Andres "Jaguar" Gutierrez (34-0-1, 24 KOs) was victorious when game Manuel "Terrible" Echenique ...

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Saucedo defeats Booth in welterweight war

Saucedo defeats Booth in welterweight war

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a highly anticipated clash of welterweight prospects, unbeaten Alex Saucedo (21-0, 14 ...

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Carcamo demolishes Echeverria, Tornado Sanchez barely wins

Carcamo demolishes Echeverria, Tornado Sanchez barely wins

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Super lightweight Fernando “Guerrero Yaqui” Carcamo (21-6, 16 KOs) scored a second round KO over Daniel “Tocado” Echeverria (19-2, 17 ...

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Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment "I find it funny when people describe me as slow. Funny, because I know how many gears ...

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UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Alex Saucedo 141.6 vs. Clarence Booth 142.6 Andy Vences 130.2 vs. Yardley Suarez 132 Toka Kahn Clary 127 vs. ...

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Feature Story

Pacquiao-Marquez III Manila Presser

Photos: Don de Guzman

The kick-off press conference of the Pacquiao-Marquez III International Press Tour took place today in Manila.

Juan Manual Marquez: I won the first two fights…the third will be a different fight because he has changed. He now also uses his right hand so I have to take care of myself inside the ring…I don’t know what will happen on November 12, but I am looking forward to winning.

Manny Pacquiao: I really need to prove it this time, and each of us will need to accept who’s the winner, who’s the loser. This fight is very important because this will clear all doubts. Marquez claimed he won the two fights, I simply won’t let that happen [again].

The tour continues Tuesday in New York City (open to the public), Wednesday in Beverly Hills, and wraps up Thursday in Mexico City (open to the public).

Pacquiao-Marquez III will take place Saturday, November 12. It will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas. More photos…



September 3rd, 2011


Scale Watch

Weights from San Luis Potosi

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Marco Antono Rubio 159.50 vs Mohammed Akron 159.25
Alejandeo Sanabria 129.50 vs Alejandro Barrera 129.50
Michael Rosales 153.50 vs Julio Cesar Garcia 151.80
Promoter: Promociones del Pueboo, Comex and Grupo Modelo
Venue: Plaza Los Fundadores, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
TV: Televisa and Cadena 3
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September 3rd, 2011


Boxing News

Ramirez training for Sept 24 bout

By: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos by: Temmy Villa/Zápari Boxing Promotions

It´s almost time for Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez to return to the ropes and demonstrate why he´s considered one of the best prospects in Mexican boxing. Starting this week, Ramirez is preparing with his team in Julian Magdaleno´s Gym, property of the manager Jose “Chepo” Reynoso, where he found a good environment to prepare for his next fight that will take place on September 24 at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. (more…)



September 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Soto-Alfaro Undercard Notes

By: Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

Tijuana’s Baja Boxing led by Antonio “Cañas” Lozada has a blockbuster fight card set for Saturday, September 3rd, at the Centenario Stradium in Los Mochis, Mex. In the main event, three time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (56-7-2, 32KOs) will make his debut in the junior welterweight division versus former lightweight champion Jose Alfaro (25-7, 22KOs). The bout will be televised live in Mexico by Televisa and on the net by the World Boxing Council. Click here for more details and photos…



September 3rd, 2011


Boxing News

Gutierrez Working Hard

By: Pepe Rodriguez

Represented by, Canelo Promotions, Andres “El Jaguar” Gutierrez is training hard for his commitment of September 24 in Juriquilla, Mexico, and returns to the ring after giving a demonstration of great courage in Navojoa, Mexico, where he made the best fight of the evening againts Jesus Ruz, and it was broadcast by Televisa to all Mexico.
Click here for more details and photos…



September 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez Camp Notes

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

On September 17, as the televised opener for the STAR POWER mega event fight card featuring Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz, highly rated junior welterweight Josesito Lopez (29-3) will go toe-to-toe against Jessie Vargas (16-0) in a voracious 10 round battle to reign supreme. From his training camp in Riverside, California, Lopez discusses his thoughts as he takes one step closer to accomplishing his career goals. (more…)



September 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Perez destroys Jimenez

Unbeaten NABO jr lightweight titleholder Eloy Perez (22-0-2, 6 KOs) scored an explosive highlight reel second round KO over Daniel Jimenez (20-4-1, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Salinas Sports Complex in Salinas, California. Not known as a big puncher, Perez floored Jimenez twice in round one and finished him with a clean left hook in round two. Time was :56.

Super middleweight James Parison (15-1, 4 KOs) won an unpopular six round split decision over Paul Mendez (6-2, 0 KOs), Scores were 59-55 58-56 for Parison, 58-56 for Mendez.



September 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Upset: Mendoza KOs Negron

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

In a huge upset, former jr middleweight-turned-heavyweight Epifanio Mendoza (33-12, 28 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over previously unbeaten Olympian Carlos Negrón (13-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Mendoza had the 6’6 Negron hurt and ready to go when the bell rang to end round two. Mendoza was then all over him in round three, flooring Negron twice. Time was 2:03.

Mendoza is no stranger to knocking out unbeaten fighters having taken the ‘O’ from Tokunbo Olajide (2002), and Rubin Williams (2003), however at age 35, a career high weight of 207.6 lbs. and a loser of eight of his last eleven, this result was quite unexpected. more photos



September 2nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexicali

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Omar Chavez 147 vs. Alberto Martinez 146
Jorge Paez Jr 146.700 vs. Rodrigo Juarez 147
Jose Cayetano 123 vs. Ruben Tamayo 122.5
Marisela Quintero 108 Mary Camacho 108.5
Joselyn Arroyo 108 Y Livier De La Cruz 108
Venue: Foro Promocasa, Mexicali, BC, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Fox Deportes
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September 2nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Zaveck, Berto make weight

Photo: Naoki Fukuda/DBE

Jan Zaveck 146.5 vs. Andre Berto 146.75
(IBF world welterweight championship)
Gary Russell Jr. 127 vs. Leonilo Miranda 127
Thomas Oosthuizen 167.5 vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. 166.5
(IBO super middleweight championship)
Randall Bailey 147 vs. Yoryi Estrella 147.75
Luis Del Valle 124.25 vs. Anthony Napunyi 126.5
Ivan Redkach 136 vs. Vernon Alston 134.75
Sergio Vartanov 149 vs. Gerald Jordan 148.75
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, Biloxi, MS
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: HBO



September 2nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Sinaloa, Mexico

Photos: Baja Boxing

Humberto Soto 140.2 vs. Jose Alfaro 139.3
Juan Pablo Lopez 140 vs. Carlos Urias 138
(FECARBOX super lightweight title)
Julio Ceja 115 vs. Alejandro Morales 112
(FECARBOX super flyweight title)
Venue: Estadio Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Promoter: Baja Boxing
TV: wbcboxing.tv
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September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Ramos-Rigondeaux to purse bid

World Championships Committee of the WBA is opening a purse bid for the super bantamweight (122 lbs.) between champion Rico Ramos and interim belt holder Guillermo Rigondeaux. Minimum bis is $120,000 and the purse split will be 55% champion/45% interim. The bidding will take place on September 12th at WBA headquarters in Panama, with WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza presiding.



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

#1 Pariyakorn KOs Laguna

By Bangkok Gurentai & Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Onesongchai Boxing Promotion

WBC/WBO #1 featherweight Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo (38-0, 22KOs) defeated Roel Laguna (12-7-2, 8 KOs) from the Philippines by KO in round six (:23) to again defend his WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title on Friday night at Bangla Boxing Stadium near Patong Beach on Phuket Island, the most famous sightseeing destination in Thailand. (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Soto, Rubio webcast Saturday

WBCBoxing.tv will present one of their best boxing webcasts ever, free of charge, on Saturday night starting at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM PT. In a super lightweight fight – scheduled for 10 rounds from Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa – former WBC super featherweight and lightweight world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, 55-7-2 with 32 knockouts, of Los Mochis, will battle former WBA lightweight world titlist Jose “Quiebra Jicara” Alfaro, 25-7 with 22 knockouts, of Managua, Nicaragua.

The webcast will also include a 12 round bout for the WBC interim Latino middleweight title from Centro de Convenciones in San Luis Potosi: WBC No. 1 ranked middleweight Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio, 51-5-1 with 44 knockouts, of Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, will fight Mohammad Akrong, 13-3 with 10 knockouts, of Accra, Ghana. (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Morel targets Kameda

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former world champion Eric Morel, who was tentatively scheduled to face WBA bantamweight “super” champion Anselmo Moreno on October 15 and then on November 5, has set his sights on WBA “regular” champion Koki Kameda since it appears that Moreno will have to deal problems with the WBA and therefore his planned defense defense Morel will be off. “Moreno has a dispute with his manager and we are very sad about it,” said Morel’s father/trainer Cyril Morel. “We wanted that fight. It seems that the WBA will make Koki Kameda a super champion and we have no problem with a Kameda fight if he wants. We told our promoter (Golden Boy) and the WBA that we would fight Goliath or King Kong….Eric is available. We want to fight for the title. We already had targeted Moreno who is a very good and unbeaten but we don’t know what the WBA will do. We’ll fight against any bantamweight champion.”



September 2nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Denmark

Photos: Photo Wende

Rudy Markussen 171 vs. Michael Recloux 168.4
Patrick Nielsen 160.9 vs. Farouk Daku 158.7
Venue: Herning Kongrescenter, Herning, Denmark
Promoter: Sauerland Event
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September 2nd, 2011

UFC

First UFC card set for Fox

by Anthony Springer Jr.

BREAKING: After much speculation, the headliner for the UFC’s first network show is set.

Cain Velasquez will square off with Junior dos Santos Nov. 12 on Fox, UFC president Dana White announced today on a media conference call.

“What better way to kick things off with the heavyweight championship?” White said. “You know this is going to be a great fight.”

Full story to come.



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Dan-Aydin rematch in Turkey

On November 19th WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin will defend his title against Canada based Romanian Ionut “Jo Jo Dan” Ion in Trabzon, Turkey. Promoters Ahmet Oner (ARENA) and Chris Ganescu (GANKOR promotions) avoided going to purse bid by signing an agreement the night before the free negotiation period ended. (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Berto-Zaveck undercard

Fight fans attending Saturday’s clash between former WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto and current IBF Champion Jan Zaveck at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, can also look forward to an interesting undercard. In addition to undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian, Gary Russell Jr. (17-0, 10 KOs), who will see action in the live televised co-feature against Leonilo Miranda (32-3, 30 KOs), fighting in separate bouts on the un-televised portion of the card will be unbeaten prospects Thomas Oosthuizen (15-0-1, 11KO’s), Luis Del Valle (13-0, 10KO’s), and Ivan Redkach (7-0, 6KO’s). Also scheduled on the card is IBF #2 rated welterweight contender, Randall Bailey, as he takes on Yoryi Estrella in a 10-round welterweight match-up. Bailey is the mandatory challenger to the winner of Zaveck-Berto. (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

WBC statement on Oscar

WBC President José Sulaimán: “I feel tremendously impacted by the declarations of our former champion of the world, Oscar de la Hoya, and I understand the terrible depression through which he recently lived. But at the same time, we are very pleased to see that Oscar is turning into an example for the youth of the world by expressing the terribly damaging effects of alcohol and the cancer of our contemporary society, drugs, as well as his struggle and efforts to find rehabilitation to defeat such a dangerous rival, as he is already doing. Only great champions like Oscar have the will of a tiger to confront evil and defeat it, just as he is doing today, to strengthen his image of idolatry. The WBC strongly stays in his corner, just as we have always done with all other boxing heroes that have defeated such a terrible cancer.”



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Vanes-Angulo negotiations

The WBC has confirmed the final elimination bout to determine the mandatory contender for Canelo Alvarez in the super welterweight division – #1 ranked Vanes Martirosyan vs. #2 ranked Alfredo Angulo – and a date has been set for Friday, September 23, to hold a purse offer in case no agreement is reached between the promoters during the free negotiations period.



September 2nd, 2011

UFC

GSP takes on Nick Diaz

UFC 137 lands in Las Vegas Oct. 29!

UFC® welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is riding a five-year, nine-fight winning streak that has seen the 30-year-old Canadian defeat the likes of Matt Hughes, Jon Fitch, BJ Penn, Josh Koscheck (twice) and Jake Shields. Along the way, the Montreal native has captivated fans worldwide with his explosive takedowns and dominant performances inside the Octagon®. On Saturday, Oct. 29 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, GSP meets a man whose nearly four-year, 10-fight unbeaten streak has many believing that he could be the world’s best 170-pound fighter. In the main event of UFC 137, St-Pierre meets STRIKEFORCE® welterweight champion Nick Diaz, the aggressive, no-nonsense southpaw on a mission to lay claim to UFC gold. (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC Rio


Report by Anthony Springer

Photos by Ed Mulholland

Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

At this point, we all know the routine. Anderson Silva gets a new number one contender. Anderson Silva makes number one contender look like an amateur. Yushin Okami was simply the next man in the middleweight beat down sweepstakes.

The defending champion avenged the last loss on his nearly flawless record, stopping Okami with strikes at 2:04 in the second round . . . Click here for more
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For more on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Brooks bullish on Jeffries

Famed trainer Tommy Brooks insists he wouldn’t waste his time with Olympic bronze medallist Tony Jeffries if he didn’t believe he had world title potential. Jeffries (8-0-1) has his second fight under the American trainer when he meets Paul Morby (6-6-1) on Saturday night (Sept 3) Their Doncaster Dome fight is the chief support when Commonwealth and European bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (17-2-1) collides with British king Stuey Hall (11-0-1) in a triple title battle.

Jeffries moved his base to California to join Brooks who was almost KO’d from getting to Britain because of Hurricane Irene. He arrived two days late on Tuesday and expects his prospect to blow away Portsmouth’s Morby in their light-heavyweight eight rounder. Brooks said: “I don’t jerk around with people who don’t have a chance. I’m not going to waste my time or their time if they haven’t got it.” (more…)



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Chavez-Paez showdown looms

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Boxing

Two sons of legends will headline Saturday’s card at the Foro Promocasa in Mexicali, Baja California. Welterweights Omar “Businessman” Chavez and Jorge”Maromerito” Paez Jr. will be featured in separate fights. Chavez (26-0-1, 19 KOs) has the seemingly tougher assignment against Alberto Martínez (15-1, 10 KOs), while Paez (28-4-1, 17 KOs) faces Rodrigo Juarez (15-13-1, 11 KOs).

If both are victorious, Chavez and Paez could fight each other. “If Zanfer offers me the fight and we agree on it, I think it would be interesting to face Paez and people we would like it,” stated Chavez, “but first I must get by on Saturday and then wait Zanfer’s proposal.” More photos



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio-Akrong Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The featured fighters of Saturday’s boxing card billed as “Veneno Puro” at the Convention Center in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, exchanged menacing looks and strong statements at Thursday’s final press conference. WBC #1 Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio is committed to providing a great show against Mohammed Akrong on his way to winning the WBC middleweight world title held by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Alejandro Sanabria said he’s waiting for the fight against Alejandro Barrera to show he’s one of the best fighters at super featherweight. Michel Rosales facing Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia, dedicated the fight to the fans who have always supported him and his family. The event is promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, Comex and Grupo Modelo. The fifth day of the “Quien Pinta para la Corona” tournament takes place the same evening with Jose ‘Piston’ Lopez, Mauricio Pintor, Edgar Monarrez and Luis Alberto Vazquez.



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

NY Post: Oscar paid stripper $20 mil

The New York Post newspaper, which originally printed the Oscar de la Hoya lingerie photos shot by stripper Milana Dravnel in 2007, has now reported that The Golden Boy allegedly paid Dravnel a whopping $20 million to settle a federal lawsuit she filed against him and agree to keep the matter confidential. According to the Post, “the deal also called for her to give back the heels, lingerie and fishnets that she kept after their kinky photo session.”



September 2nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Salinas, CA

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Eloy Perez 130 vs Daniel Jimenez 130
(NABO jr lightweight title)
James Parison 163 vs Paul Mendez 163
Bruno Escalante 121.vs Frank Gutierres 122
Ramon Morales 124 vs Cain Garcia 124
Jonathan Chicas 142 vs Davis Kamarra 138.50
Joe Gumina 182 vs Anthony Johnson 183
Rudy Puga 165 vs Raul Talamontes 163.5
Jonathan Chicas 142 vs David Kamara 138.50
Venue: Salinas Sports Complex
Promoter: Golden Boy/Don Chargin/Jorge Marron
TV: Telefutura



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Casarez headlines Border Brawl 3

By Pete Balderas
Photos: Role Salazar

In preparation for his upcoming fight, all Raul “El Tigre” Casarez has heard is how tough his opponent Dumont Welliver is and that he has faced some top quality opponents. However, Casarez quoted a verse from Kid Rock when talking about how he feels about his opponent at the official press conference for Border Brawl 3 Thursday afternoon at Pappadeaux’s in Pharr. “In the words of Kid Rock,” He ain’t ever met anyone like me’,” said Casarez. For more details and photos click here…



September 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Donaire-Narvaez Oct 22 in NYC

According to Argentinian press, unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez will move up in weight to challenge WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire on October 22 at New York City’s WaMu Theatre located at Madison Square Garden. There were originally plans to hold the event at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, however since the bout is just one week after Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson to be held in the same area, the fight was moved to NYC.



September 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Erik Morales sparring

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC



September 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Guerrero’s shoulder finally fixed

By Robert Hough

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Robert Guerrero said Thursday – two days after surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff – that the successful procedure took care of a problem that bothered him for years. Guerrero (29-1-1 18KOs) injured his left shoulder while he was sparring on Aug. 17, 10 days before he was set to fight Marcos Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) in an HBO-televised fight in San Jose, Calif.

“I’ve always had problems in there ever since my amateur days, but you tend to block things out and deal with stuff,” Guerrero said. “It’s fixed now so that’s great.” Less than 48 hours after the two-hour operation by Dr. Michael Dillingham, in Burlingame, Calif., about an hour north of his hometown of Gilroy, “The Ghost” said there’s little discomfort. (more…)



September 1st, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Meet Over 30 Fighters At UFC Fan Expo Oct 7-8 In Houston: Anderson Silva, Frank Mir, Forrest Griffin and more! Tickets available now.

Get The New UFC.TV App Free In The Android Market: Watch live events, get access to the fight library, read news and more!

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For more on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Canelo plans Mexican liver shots

By Hesiquio Balderas/Canelo Promotions
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Canelo Álvarez will defend his WBC Super welterweight championship on September 17 at the Staples Center against Alfonso Gomez in the most important moth of his country and wants to win the fight in a very Mexican way. “I am ready, he is a tough fighter, he comes to fight, he has the experience and heart, but I will make my people proud and win this fight in a Mexican style, with a Mexican punch,” said Alvarez who is only 21 years old.

That Mexican punch that Saul is talking about is the liver shot, a punch that was first introduced to the tradition by the legendary Kid Azteca and has been carried on by some great Mexican fighters. (more…)



September 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Bad Blood in Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

There is no love lost between Venezuelan Jean Carlos Prada (25-0-1, 18 KOs) and his rival, Dominican national champion David Toribio (19-12, 12 KOs) and it became clearly apparent at the press conference held in Santo Domingo yesterday, in preview of the showdown between both men next Monday, Sept.5th. The (locally) much-anticipated grudge-fight will be for the vacant WBO Latino junior middleweight crown, with the winner being insured of a WBO top 12 ranking. (more…)



September 1st, 2011




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