Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. will return to the boxing metropolis of El Paso, Texas for the first time in nearly six years, headlining “Viva Chávez!” on Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium. After initial concerns from The University of Texas System regarding the world championship event from taking place at the Sun Bowl Stadium in The University of Texas at El Paso, Chancellor Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa, announced last week that he will allow the event to take place as previously scheduled. Chávez Jr., who will be making the third defense of the title he won last year, will be battling #2-world-rated contender Andy Lee, marking the first world championship fight to be held in the Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown. The Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world championship rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Presented by the University of Texas at El Paso and promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, The City of El Paso, AT&T and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world title tilt go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (915) 747-5234. (more…)

Undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. will return to the boxing metropolis …


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Full Weights from Chester, PA

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175
(PA State Light Heavyweight Title)
Victor Vasquez 135.5 vs. Paul Fernandez 135
Taneal Goyco 182.5 vs. Brian Donahue 177
John Mercurio 237 vs. William Miranda 238
Alex Barbosa 124 vs. Jonathan Ocassio 128
Tyrone Crawley Jr. 141 vs. Luis Antonio Lopez 140
Venue: Harrahs Chester
Promoters: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
1st Bell: 7:30 pm
Confirmed for attendance: Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe & Dustin “Screech” Diamond (From Saved by the Bell)

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175 (PA State Light Heavyweight Title) Victor Vasquez 135.5 vs. Paul Fernandez 135 Taneal …



Announcement

De Leon-Lazcano war at Hard Rock in Vegas

On Friday, May 4, the night before the biggest boxing event of 2012, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions will get things started in style at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with a five-fight card featuring a talented array of fighters looking to steal the show from Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto before their Saturday mega-fight.

In the 10 round main event, which will be televised by Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes in English and Spanish respectively, former World Champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KO’s) battles Juarez’ Eduardo “El Chucky” Lazcano (24-2, 11 KO’s) for the vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight Title. (more…)

On Friday, May 4, the night before the biggest boxing event of 2012, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions will …


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John, Kimura make weight

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super champ in the feather division, Chris John of Indonesia tipped the beam at the 126-pound class limit, while Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura 125.5, a half pounder under the limit, on Friday at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Originally the weigh-in ceremony was supposed to take place at the roof or at the outdoor fifty-seventh floor Skypark with the shape of a ship, but it was moved to the first floor at the Convention Center since it might be raining to hamper the ceremony. John said, “I’m in perfect shape and wish to show my best performance to entertain the crowd in Singapore.” Kimura, at his second attempt to win the world throne, also said, “I’m excited to fight such a great champ as Chris John. I’ll stun the audience tomorrow.” The promoter Angelo Hyder of Australia discloses that all tickets have been sold out with this sensational promotion. Craig Christian, the defending champ’s long-time mentor and handler of Australia, keeps quiet and concentrates on taking care of his pupil. John’s Dragon Punch may prevail sooner or later when it starts tomorrow night. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi WBA super champ in the feather division, Chris John of Indonesia tipped the beam at the 126-pound …




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Mendez to face Velázquez now

By Phil Doherty

Veteran Mexican lightweight Hector Velázquez (51-17-3, 35 KOs) will face Dominican prospect Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) in the main event of Acquinity Sports’ Dominican Domination card from The Seminole Hard Rock May 18th. The 37-year old Velázquez replaces Leonilo Miranda as the originally-scheduled opponent. Velázquez brings his ring experience advantage to bear in the ten-round bout, with past fights against Manny Pacquiao and his brother Bobbie, as well as former top contender Rocky Juarez.

In other undercard action, light heavyweight Humberto Savigne (8-1, 6 KOs) tangles with former world champion Richard “The Destroyer” Hall (30-9, 28 KOs). Dazzling Dominican featherweight Claudio “Matrix” Marrero (11-0, 9 KO’s) steps up against savvy Mexican brawler Jose Angel “Pepe” Beranza (34-23-2, 26 KO’s) in their ten-round contest. Undefeated southpaw Dominican welterweight Felix Diaz (10-0, 6 KOs) takes on Puerto Rican Javier Perez (8-5, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Recently signed Acquinity heavyweight Glendy “The Guantanamo Giant” Hernandez (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Cuba faces Harvey “Candy Man” Jolly (12-18-1, 6 KOs) for a scheduled six rounds. Southpaw Dominican bantamweight Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (9-0, 5 KO’s) looks to maintain his perfect record against Luis “Polibio” Maldonado (3-2-1, 1 KO) in their ten-round battle.

By Phil Doherty Veteran Mexican lightweight Hector Velázquez (51-17-3, 35 KOs) will face Dominican prospect Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) …


Boxing News

Afolabi ready for Huck

World ranked contender Ola Afolabi is once again primed for battle this Saturday night, May 5th in the highly anticipated rematch against defending WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Marco Huck at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany. On December 5, 2009, Afolabi, born in London, training out of Los Angeles, California, challenged Huck in Ludwigsburg, Germany, losing a very close decision.

Sporting a record of 19-2-3 with nine knockouts, Afolabi has spent the last three weeks in Germany completing his training and fine-tuning his game plan under the guidance of legendary trainer Fritz Sdunek. Should Afolabi be successful on Saturday over Huck, 34-2-0 (25 KOs), it will mark the 15th world champion Sdunek has trained over his illustrious career. (more…)

World ranked contender Ola Afolabi is once again primed for battle this Saturday night, May 5th in the highly anticipated …


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Fuentes-Calderon postponed again

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Another delay suffered the long-awaited title fight between current 105-pound WBO champion Moises Fuentes and his challenger and former king of that division Ivan Calderon. Ivan Rivera, president of PR Best Boxing, said the bout will not be held on June 2 and he is working with Zanfer to see when it can be staged. They are discussing sometime in July in Mexico, Puerto Rico, or the USA.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Another delay suffered the long-awaited title fight between current 105-pound WBO champion Moises Fuentes …



Boxing News

More on John vs Kimura

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti

Current undefeated WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) faced off with Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) at yesterday’s presser which was hosted by Legendary Ring Announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. John, the “WBA Fighter of Decade” will defend his title against Kimura this Saturday night.

Chris John said to look out for the Dragon Punch during the fight which will knock Kimura out. Kimura on the other hand said he would counter the Dragon Punch and land his new Hanagata Special Punch he has been working with his trainer, Susumo Hanagata on to end the fight and become the new WBA Champion.

Craig Christian, the long time trainer of Chris John said Chris has not only trained hard for the bout against Kimura, but has also enjoyed his training and has been very happy in the gym. (more…)

Photos and story by Brett Bonetti Current undefeated WBA World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) faced …


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Weights from Las Vegas

Photos courtesy of Gene Blevins / Hoganphotos / Golden Boy

Daniel Ponce De Leon 127.5 vs. Eduardo Lazcano 129
Ishe Smith 154.5 vs. Ayi Bruce 153
Daquan Arnett 152 vs. Jose Martell 151.5
Jeffrey Fontanez 134 vs. Rocco Espinoza 131.5
Jessica Rakoczy 124 vs. Brittany Cruz 125.5

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Deportes (more…)

Photos courtesy of Gene Blevins / Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Daniel Ponce De Leon 127.5 vs. Eduardo Lazcano 129 Ishe …


Feature Story

Alvarez vows “victory for Mexico”

Story by Anthony Springer
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

While the eyes of boxing’s casual fans will undoubtedly be on Mayweather and Cotto come fight night, boxing aficionados will be paying great attention to the evening’s co-main event.

The matchup between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and “Sugar” Shane Mosley is a tale of two fighters at the opposite ends of their careers.

For Mosley, he looks to recapture the magic of his glory days. For Alvarez, he looks to make his fourth successful WBC title defense and break into the upper echelon of the sport. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com While the eyes of boxing’s casual fans will undoubtedly …


Scale Watch

Weights from Chester, PA

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175
(PA State Light Heavyweight title)

The rest of the seven bout card will weigh in tomorrow morning at Harrahs Chester

Promoter: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
Venue: Harrahs in Chester, PA
1st bell: 7:30 pm eastern

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175 (PA State Light Heavyweight title) The rest of the seven bout card will …



Boxing News

Barrios to return July 13

Former world champion Jorge ‘La Heina’ Barrios (50-4-1, 35 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring July13th. Barrios has been sentenced to four years in prison in Argentina for causing the death of a 20-year-old pregnant woman in a hit and run traffic accident in January 2010. According to his promotional team Arano Box, Barrios has not been officially sentenced and the process could take a while. So he is free and able to fight for the time being.

Former world champion Jorge ‘La Heina’ Barrios (50-4-1, 35 KOs) is scheduled to return to the ring July13th. Barrios has …


Boxing Result

Maddalone, Arnaoutis triumph

Star Boxing’s popular heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone of Flushing, Queens, returned to the ring on Wednesday night, May 2nd, in a memorable battle against Chris Koval in the headliner of the Sold Out VIP BOXING III event at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York. Trading bombs from the opening bell, Maddalone drilled the Youngstown, Ohio native Koval to the canvas with a massive right hand midway into the opening round. After rising from the canvas Koval fought his way back into the fight stunning Maddalone with a thunderous left hook. However at the ten-second signal, Maddalone landed another hard right hand bringing the packed house to their feet. The fast and furious pace continued over the next two rounds with each fighters throwing caution to the wind as power shots were vigorously traded. In the fourth, Maddalone again delivered a crushing right hand that sent Koval to the mat, causing referee Randy Neumann to call a halt to the contest at the 2:34 mark. With the win Maddalone improved to 35-7-0 (26KO’s), while Koval moved to 25-9-0 (18KO’s).

On the undercard, come backing contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis improved to 24-7-0 (10KO’s) with a stoppage of game Albany, New York’s Broderick Antoine, 11-13-1 (5KO’s). (more…)

Star Boxing’s popular heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone of Flushing, Queens, returned to the ring on Wednesday night, May 2nd, in …


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Mosley-Alvarez Quick Quotes

By Anthony Springer
Photos: Mary Ann Owen/BoxingInLasVegas.com

WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, Sugar Shane Mosley and the other undercard fighters spoke to the press in advance of Saturday’s “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto,” PPV event in Las Vegas.

Shane Mosley: It’s gonna be a great fight. I’m in great shape. I’m ready to rock and roll. I sound like a broken record. I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready…I’m REALLY ready!

Canelo Alvarez: I prepared very well for this fight with Shane Mosley. What can I say about Shane Mosley? Nothing but nice things….I think I’m going to win. It’ll be a great win for all of Mexico and our team.

Note: The “Canelo Doll” was sent to Richard Schaefer (CEO of Golden Boy) by the Late Burt Sugar. more photos

By Anthony Springer Photos: Mary Ann Owen/BoxingInLasVegas.com WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, Sugar Shane Mosley and the other …


UFC

Building Tony Ferguson

Fighting anyone in the UFC can be cause for sleepless nights. Having a date on the calendar but not knowing who will be standing across from you in the Octagon that night can be even worse . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Kessler: I am hitting harder than ever

On May 19, Mikkel Kessler will move up in weight, clashing with Allan Green for the WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver). Today the Viking Warrior opened his gym during a media workout in Copenhagen. Here is what the three-time world champion had to say about his preparation for a fight at Denmark’s most famous football stadium, which also features a live screening of the UEFA Champions League Final. Kessler says he’s ready for his first fight at light heavyweight. “I have put on some pounds and I am hitting harder than ever,” he said. “And I must say I haven´t lost any of my speed either. Going up to light heavyweight has given me much more one-punch KO power.” He has vowed to teach Green a lesson. “He will get the first taste of my new KO power. He is going to be the first person I hit without head guard and sparring gloves. It will be an unpleasant experience for him. He is a big puncher with a lot of power, but punchers usually don´t like to get hit. They have a big punch but not a good chin. I don’t think Green will last for 12 rounds in the same ring with me, but he will ultimately find out on May 19.”

On May 19, Mikkel Kessler will move up in weight, clashing with Allan Green for the WBC Light Heavyweight World …


Boxing Result

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Arash Usmanee 134.4 vs. Cristian Faccio 134.6
Kevin Lavallée 129.4 vs. Dave Mcquaker 132.4
Frank Cotroni 159.2 vs. Francis Lafrenière 159.2
Mick Gadbois 139.6 vs. Janos Vass 139.6
Steven Harvey 201.4 vs. Viktor Sazali 195.4
Andy Gardiner 179.4 vs. Patrick Tessier 177.2
Nathalie Forget 118.6 vs. Rosie Thomas 118.4
Lucia Larcinese 130 vs. Brandy Badry 135.4

Venue: Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve
Promoter: Doug Berneche

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Arash Usmanee 134.4 vs. Cristian Faccio 134.6 Kevin Lavallée 129.4 vs. Dave Mcquaker 132.4 Frank Cotroni …


Feature Story

Boxing back in D.C. May 12

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Keystone Boxing, who had a sellout card last time out at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, returns with a scheduled eight-bout card on Saturday, May 12. On this card, youth will be served as there will be a number of pro debuts and two boxers who, if they weren’t pro boxers, would be concentrating more on graduation and the high school prom.

DC lightweight Ty Barnett returns to action in the eight-round main event against veteran Robert “Don’t Lose” DaLuz of Providence, RI. Barnett (19-2-1, 12 KO’s) fought in DC for the first time in almost five years in his last outing, winning an eight-round unanimous decision over another veteran, Damon Antoine, on the last Keystone card on March 10 at the Convention Center. DaLuz (13-40-3, nine KO’s) is a very similar boxer to Antoine — someone who gives prospects solid work in the ring. DaLuz has lost 12 in a row, but has only been stopped once in those 12 bouts and only four times in his career. DaLuz will be facing a Beltway Boxer for the fourth time in his career, losing two competitive bouts to Clarence Vinson and one to Thomas Snow. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Keystone Boxing, who had a sellout card last time out at the Walter E. Washington Convention …


Boxing News

Caballero-Garcia WBA purse bid result

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday at the Marriott Dadeland in Miami, the WBA held a purse bid for the featherweight championship fight between champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero and the official challenger Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia. The purse bid was overseen by Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Aurelio Fiengo with bids coming from Top Rank and Sampson Boxing. Top Rank bid $402,000 with dates of July 28 in Los Angeles, August 11 in Atlantic City and July 27 in Las Vegas. The winning bid was $440,000 from Sampson Boxing, which plans to stage the fight in Panama, Los Angeles or Las Vegas on July 28. “This is the first purse bid we’ve won a fight in which we are totally responsible,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “It’s ours and we are really happy because we were competing with a large company.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Thursday at the Marriott Dadeland in Miami, the WBA held a purse bid for the …


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Injured foot KOs Margarito fight

By Felipe Leon

The return of three-time world champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-8, 27KOs) has been postponed due to an injury to Margarito’s foot. Margarito was set to face Colorado Springs, CO’s Abel Perry (18-5, 9KOs) in his first bout since his TKO loss to Miguel Cotto late last year. No word of when the new date has been set or if Perry will still be the opponent. More news to come as it becomes available.

By Felipe Leon The return of three-time world champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-8, 27KOs) has been postponed due to …


Feature Story

Dragon Punch vs. Hanagata Special

By Joe Koizumi

WBA featherweight champ Chris John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) said, “I’ll defend my belt with him with Dragon Punch” as the Indonesian hero having kept his belt on no less than fifteen times is called “dragon” at his home turf. Japanese challenger Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs), handled by ex-world flyweight ruler Susumu Hanagata, countered with his quick reply, saying, “I will respond to the champ’s attack with Hanagata Special.”

What’s Hanagata Special? He described it as a special weapon to dethrone the Indonesian dragon with a single shot coached by Hanagata, who won the world belt at his fifth attempt in 1974. They will square off here in Singapore on Saturday. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi WBA featherweight champ Chris John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) said, “I’ll defend my belt with him with Dragon …


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UFC & Strikeforce invade NASDAQ!

Photo courtesy of Zef Nikolla/Nasdaz. The stars of mixed martial arts (MMA) and FOX Sports were out in force in New York on Tuesday, as reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, 2004 Olympian and reigning Strikeforce women’s champion Ronda Rousey, former UFC lightweight king Frankie Edgar and UFC On FOX host Curt Menefee rang the Opening Bell at NASDAQ’s MarketSite in Times Square.

The MMA visited the MarketSite in anticipation of this Saturday’s huge UFC On FOX event at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which features a quadruple header of exciting match-ups across four weight classes. (more…)

Photo courtesy of Zef Nikolla/Nasdaz. The stars of mixed martial arts (MMA) and FOX Sports were out in force in …


Boxing Result

Kompayak retains WBC crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Clip VDO posted by Mr. Komthai

WBC light fly titleholder Kompayak CP Freshmart (45-3, 30 KOs) scored a technical decision over WBC #6 Jonathan Taconing (13-2-1,10 KOs) to retain his WBC 108lb crown on Thursday at the Central Stadium of Buriram Province, Thailand. This was not a good performance of the champion who survived from the punchstorms in round five by the referee interrupting the action and deducting a point from uncut Filipino due to an accidental head clash in round four. Finally, the bout was ended at the beginning of round six when the ring physician recommended referee to terminate the fight because of the same cut at Kompayak’s left eyebrow. So, the fight was sent scorecards which were read as Zanashir Taznaa (Mongolia) 47-47, Geoffrey Belton (New Zealand) 48-46 and Takeaki Kanaya (Japan) 50-45. Your fightnews correspondant agreed with Mongolian Judge.

By Damrong Simakajornboon Clip VDO posted by Mr. Komthai WBC light fly titleholder Kompayak CP Freshmart (45-3, 30 KOs) scored …


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WBA Annual Convention in Indonesia

By Gabriel F. Cordero

During the WBA board meeting in Miami was ratified that Indonesia will host the next WBA annual convention. The 18 Board members present agreed that Jakarta will be the host city from October 18 to November 3 at the Hotel Sultan. It was also announced that the activities will include a WBA KO to Drugs in Indonesia. Making all the announcements was chief of the Pan Asian Boxing Association, Alan Kim, who recalled that the 1991 Convention on the Asian mainland. “We are happy with this choice and it will be a new opportunity to unite cultures and promote our sport in this region,” said Gilberto Mendoza, WBA President.

By Gabriel F. Cordero During the WBA board meeting in Miami was ratified that Indonesia will host the next WBA …


Boxing News

Richard Abril remains WBA champion

By Gabriel F. Cordero

We have been informed by manager Ricardo Rizo via phone that the Board of the World Boxing Association has made a decision on the status of lightweight Richard Abril at their meeting in Miami. Among the items discussed were the irregularities of the weight of Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, as well as the controversial scoring in Las Vegas where they announced Rios a winner by split decision. The fight was reviewed by eleven experienced officials, taking into account the report of the supervisor, and all gave the bout to Abril as the winner. The proposal made by the World Championships Committee, and supported by the Officials Committee, was to keep Abril as interim lightweight world champion. All Board members present in Miami approved the decision.

By Gabriel F. Cordero We have been informed by manager Ricardo Rizo via phone that the Board of the World …


Feature Story

“Ring Kings” is HBO’s “Game of Thrones”

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto’s May 5th clash is reminiscent of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”

The showdown between the undefeated Mayweather and Cotto has been billed as “Ring Kings” primarily based on Floyd Mayweather’s dominance over the sport for the past sixteen years. By comparison the Mayweather empire is much like the Lannister dynasty from the HBO’s series — wealthy and powerful. Mayweather has ruled the boxing world with an iron fist and — whether it is love, envy, hate or something in between — he invokes emotion out of anyone he comes in contact with. Undefeated and rarely tested, there is much speculation as to whether anyone can challenge him. (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto’s May 5th clash is reminiscent of HBO’s …


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Stieglitz, Hamdan ready for battle

Photo: Eroll Popova

Before their world championship clash on Saturday at the Erfurter Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany, WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and his Australian challenger Nader Hamdan met the press.

Robert Stieglitz: “I am the champion and defending my title against all comers. It’s not so important whether my opponent is Groves or now Hamdan. It’s also good that Arthur Abraham wants to go against me. But, now I’m geared up 100% for Saturday and will win. After the fight we’ll see what happens.”

Nader Hamdan: “I immediately took this opportunity. I was at the end of my preparations so I know I’m in top shape. I came a long way from Australia to Germany, but the trip will not be for nothing. I’ve come to win.” (more…)

Photo: Eroll Popova Before their world championship clash on Saturday at the Erfurter Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany, WBO super middleweight …


Boxing News

Video: Freddie Roach interview

By Dennis Principe

Interview conducted April 23 at the Manny Pacquiao training camp in Baguio City, Philippines.

By Dennis Principe Interview conducted April 23 at the Manny Pacquiao training camp in Baguio City, Philippines.


Boxing News

Video: Amir Khan interview

By Dennis Principe

Interview conducted April 23 at the Manny Pacquiao training camp in Baguio City, Philippines.

By Dennis Principe Interview conducted April 23 at the Manny Pacquiao training camp in Baguio City, Philippines.


Boxing News

Square Ring inks Soszyński

Polish light heavyweight Grzegorz Soszyński (21-1-1, 10 KOs) has been signed to an exclusive promotional agreement with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions according to Square Ring CEO, John Wirt. “Gregory is a very entertaining and skilled fighter, and I’m looking forward to promoting his fights. And as the #3 top light heavyweight from Poland based in Chicago, we think that there are number of great opportunities available to him both here in the U.S. as well as overseas,” said Roy Jones, Jr., President of Square Ring. Soszyński trains in Chicago with highly regarded Sam Colona.

Polish light heavyweight Grzegorz Soszyński (21-1-1, 10 KOs) has been signed to an exclusive promotional agreement with Roy Jones, Jr.’s …


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Quotes, shots from today’s “Ring Kings” presser

By Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Floyd Mayweather: Miguel is a true warrior a tough champion and will go down as one of the best. But to be the best, you have to face the top opposition out there. This fight had to happen.

Miguel Cotto: You know me, I don’t like to talk, I like to talk in the ring. I had a tremendous camp and I feel pretty good. i trust everyone on my team and I trust myself even more to get the victory. (more…)

By Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Floyd Mayweather: Miguel is a true warrior a tough champion and will go …


UFC

Pat Barry – the Entertainer

Reputation means a lot in this world, no matter what part of it you’ve chosen to hang your hat on. So let’s get this out of the way about UFC heavyweight Pat Barry. He shows up – whether it’s for an interview, a photo shoot, or most importantly, a fight. And once he’s there, he will give you Pat Barry, a hundred percent, no holds barred, no filter, no airs . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Reputation means a lot in this world, no matter what part of it you’ve chosen to hang your hat on. …


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Mayweather, Cotto face off at final presser

Photo by Chris Cozzone: “Ring Kings” Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto face off at the close of today’s final presser held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for quotes and more photos.

Photo by Chris Cozzone: “Ring Kings” Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto face off at the close of today’s final …










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