Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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UFC

Watch UFC 148 press conference today!

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen live Tuesday, July 3 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen live Tuesday, July 3 at …


Announcement

Byarm ready for ‘Mago’ showdown

Washington DC (via Philadelphia) heavyweight locomotive Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) says he’s never had a better training camp than the one he just finished in preparation for his 10-round showdown with Russian southpaw powerhouse Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (14-0, 14 KOs). The two big men will meet for the WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Heavyweight Championship in the co-main event of the Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions show entitled “The Moment of Truth”, this Friday, July 6, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

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Washington DC (via Philadelphia) heavyweight locomotive Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) says he’s never had a better training …



UFC

UFC 148 is too close to call

When Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC® middleweight title on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, he started the fight as a 4-1 underdog. He is the underdog once again for Saturday’s eagerly-awaited UFC 148 rematch, but the odds this time are significantly closer due to Sonnen’s incredible success in the first fight.

Chael Sonnen said: “To say this guy is superior to me is a joke. Look at the statistics from the first fight. I out-landed him by over 200 punches, I took him down at will, I passed his guard at will and I beat him on the feet too.” (more…)

When Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC® middleweight title on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, he started …


Boxing News

Donaire hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire works out in Manhattan Beach in preparation for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa. Donaire will headline a spectacular Top Rank promoted doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire works out in Manhattan Beach …




Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that a fight scheduled for July 21 between WBA super lightweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) and undefeated Keith Thurman (17-0, 16 KOs) is off. The fight was announced to be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on the card headined by WBO super featherweight champion Adrian Bonner (23-0, 19 KOs) against Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs). According to the source the fight has been announced but the Maidana Team did not receive nor sign contracts for the non-title fight and apparently have decided not to fight. After the victory of Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs), there’s a possibility for a big Maidana-Matthysse fight at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed Fightnews.com that a fight scheduled for July 21 between WBA super lightweight …


Boxing News

Pedraza added to Aug 31 PR card

The 23-year-old top super featherweight prospect, José “Sniper” Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs), has been added to the August 31 “Night of Champions” boxing event taking place at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. His opponent will be announced on a later date. The 10-round main event will feature Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs), who will face Colombian fighter Ivan Hernandez (29-3, 23 KOs).

The 23-year-old top super featherweight prospect, José “Sniper” Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs), has been added to the August 31 “Night …


Boxing News

Biosse back into action July 19th

Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (13-1-1, 6 KOs) doesn’t have time to sit back and reflect on his huge win over Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina in May. The Providence, R.I., native will headline Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ professional boxing event on July 19th at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “I’m going to be a world champion,” proclaimed Biosse. “It’s not that I want to be one or hope to be one – I’m going to be a world champion, and that’s it. I’ve put too much into this sport to stop now.” He will face TBA.

Also cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-3, 10 KOs) will face Jesse Oltmanns (10-3, 7 KOs) in the six-round co-feature while super middleweights Keith Kozlin (6-3-1, 4 KOs) and Reynaldo Rodriguez (6-4-1, 3 KOs) will look to settle the score in a rematch from their fight last July, which ended in a draw. (more…)

Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (13-1-1, 6 KOs) doesn’t have time to sit back and reflect on his huge win over …


UFC

Guillard working on finding a happy medium

If you thought you saw UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard out on the links in South Florida but weren’t sure if that was “The Young Assassin” taking aim, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. So dare we say that the New Orleans native is becoming a man of leisure in his “old” age? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

If you thought you saw UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard out on the links in South Florida but weren’t sure if …



Boxing News

Rios, Diaz headline July 28

The Coachella Valley’s hotbed of boxing – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA – will host another fight card on July 28 with rising super featherweight star Ronny Rios (18-0, 8 KOs) and former two-time lightweight world champion Julio Diaz in co-featured fights. The Rios and Diaz fights, which will be contested against opponents to be named, will headline TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo.”

The Coachella Valley’s hotbed of boxing – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA – will host another fight card …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson officials named

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work Saturday’s heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Thompson, to be held at the Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland. The referee will be Sam Williams (USA). Judges are Alejandro Lopez (Mexico), Dave Parris (UK) and Roberto Ramirez Sr. (Puerto Rico). WBO supervisor for this bout will be Valcarcel himself.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work Saturday’s heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko and …


Boxing News

Ruiz, Mucino defend WBA belts Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican interim WBA world champions Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (bantamweight) and Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (flyweight) defend their crowns on Saturday at the Estadio Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz in Baja California Sur at an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico by Televisa. Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) will defend Nicaraguan challenger Jean Sampson (12-1, 7 KOs) and Muciño (15-2,-1, 7 KOs) will an opponent to be announced (Hollie Dunaway and Jessica Nery have been mentioned). Also unbeaten lightweight prospect Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez (14-0-1, 13 KOs) defends his WBC silver crown against Nicaraguan Rene “Chirizo” Gonzalez (29-5-1, 22 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican interim WBA world champions Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (bantamweight) and Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (flyweight) defend …


Boxing News

Brook: I thrive on big fight pressure

Kell Brook says he thrives under the pressure of a big fight night ahead of taking on Carson Jones in an IBF World welterweight title eliminator on Saturday in Sheffield, England – and he has heaped more onto his own shoulders by promising a knockout win. Brook and Jones clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield and the unbeaten Brook says he has to KO the American to prove he is worthy of his first world title shot.

“There’s always been pressure on me since I put the gloves on people have been watching,” said Brook. “I got rid of a lot of nerves after fighting in front of such a massive crowd against Matthew Hatton and I used the pressure and nerves to my advantage. I coasted through the fight really, and this time I want to move through the gears and really hurt him. It’s such a high class division that you have to do something special to get noticed – I know that I have to get rid of this guy in style on Saturday night and believe me, I will.” (more…)

Kell Brook says he thrives under the pressure of a big fight night ahead of taking on Carson Jones in …



Boxing News

Eddde Chambers undergoes surgery today

Eddie Chambers will undergo surgery today to repair an injury he suffered during his June 16th battle against Tomasz Adamek. Chambers revealed, “At the end of the first round I felt something rip. I remember thinking ‘Hey, that didn’t feel right.’ It turns out I the tore a tendon that connects my bicep to the bone. I am having surgery to repair that.”

Chambers is anxious to get back in the ring, “Once I have the surgery, I will do physical therapy for about 2 months. I will keep in shape physically. You know running, and anything that doesn’t require upper body, etc. Just to stay in shape and stay ready so that once I get back it’s not going to take as long to get ready for fighting. I want to get back into a fight as soon as I possibly can after that.”

Eddie Chambers will undergo surgery today to repair an injury he suffered during his June 16th battle against Tomasz Adamek. …


Boxing News

Konecny-Baysangurov collide October 6

Photo: Eroll Popova

After several cancellations and postponements, WBO interim super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny will finally face WBO titleholder Zaurbek Baysangurov for the full WBO championship on October 6. The event will be run as a co-promotion of SES-Boxing and K2 Promotions and take place at the “Palace of Sports” in Kiev, Ukraine.

Lukas Konecny: “After winning the title I’ve had so much positive feedback from the entire boxing world and with the euphoria in my home country, the Czech Republic, I’m sure that against Baysangurov I’ll secure “absolute power” in the super welterweight division. I’ve worked for this title for so long, and overcome so many disappointments – I can only win. I have a responsibility to my countrymen and my family!”

SES promoter Ulf Steinforth: “I’m glad that this “showdown” is coming in this weight class. If Lukas Konecny shows the form he has shown, especially in his last fight, this will be the “final coronation” as he shows he is the best super welterweight the world!” (more…)

Photo: Eroll Popova After several cancellations and postponements, WBO interim super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny will finally face WBO titleholder …


Boxing News

NBC extends contract with Main Events

NBC Sports Group will partner with Main Events to produce a second season of the network’s successful primetime boxing series Fight Night. The Saturday night boxing series will expand from six telecasts to-up-to 16 and will showcase compelling match-ups between some of the world’s best fighters. NBC Sports Group will continue to work with Main Events and Hall-of-Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz, to once again feature a multi-promoter strategy for the series. Designed to produce the best quality fights, the collaboration allows any promoter the opportunity to get their boxers involved in these programs and allows viewers the ability to see world class match-ups that would not otherwise take place.

“We are once again reaching out to all promoters to get involved in the series.” said Kathy Duva, president, Main Events. “The multiple promoter format worked incredibly well during season one and we are hoping to continue to build on the momentum. All fighters who are willing to further their careers by engaging in compelling, interesting, meaningful matches are welcome.” (more…)

NBC Sports Group will partner with Main Events to produce a second season of the network’s successful primetime boxing series …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Charr lands in Moscow Sept 8

Two-time WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against German Manuel Charr at the SC Olimpiyski sports arena in Moscow, Russia on September 8. For fight night, more than 30,000 spectators are expected to come to one of the largest European indoor arenas.

Manuel “Diamond Boy“ Charr was born in Beirut (Lebanon), is unbeaten in his professional career and #7 ranked in the WBC. 2011, the 27-year-old heavyweight won the WBC International Silver Heavyweight title through an 8th round stoppage of Marcelo Luiz Nascimento. 6′ 3½″ tall Charr has a fight record of 21 wins with 11 KOs.

Manuel Charr: “Vitali will see in my eyes that he cannot win the fight. Many think I will come to lose but I am coming to win. I will shock Vitali and the boxing world and get his title!” (more…)

Two-time WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against German Manuel Charr at the SC Olimpiyski sports …



Full Report

Report/gallery: Bundrage vs. Spinks

Ringside by David Robinett
Photos by Robert Hughes

Immediately after Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage successfully defended his IBF junior middleweight title on “ShoBox: The New Generation” with a seventh round TKO over Cory Spinks at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, discussion centered on whether his performance vaulted him into consideration as a potential opponent for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th.

A second storyline developed after the fight though when it was learned that Bundrage was losing on two of the three judges cards at the time of the stoppage in a fight he was in firm control of throughout, including a first round knockdown of Spinks. Amazingly, judges Gwen Adair and Robert Byrd had Spinks winning four rounds to two (57-56 Spinks), while the third judge Fernando Villarreal gave three rounds to each fighter (57-56 Bundrage). Spinks had some good moments in the fight, but through six rounds Spinks was winning this fight about as convincingly as Tim Bradley beat Manny Pacquiao . . . click here for more

Ringside by David Robinett Photos by Robert Hughes Immediately after Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage successfully defended his IBF junior middleweight title …


UFC

The Spider speaks – Quotables from the P4P king

Despite his recent outburst on the UFC 148 media conference call earlier this week, in a war of words, soft-spoken middleweight champion Anderson Silva would likely be on the losing end to his July 7th challenger, the always loquacious Chael Sonnen. But fights are won and lost in the Octagon, and not in the press, and that’s where Silva has reigned over the 185-pound division since late-2006 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Despite his recent outburst on the UFC 148 media conference call earlier this week, in a war of words, soft-spoken …


Boxing News

Cuello expects to be crowned with gold belt

By Chito Yu Katangkatang

After the day of his wedding, more good news reached WBC silver strawweight champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha. Kazuto Ioka has decided to defend his WBA minimumweight belt and give up the WBC crown. Under the WBC Rules amended last December 13, 2011, Article 3.17 (C) Any vacancy can be filled up by awarding the title to the winner of an elimination bout. This is however subject to the approval by the WBC Board of Governors. As we all recall, Denver won the silver belt and number one spot after knocking out Carlos Perez. However he was moved down to number two and was mandated to face number one rated Ganigan Lopez in an elimination bout which Cuello won via second round knockout. (more…)

By Chito Yu Katangkatang After the day of his wedding, more good news reached WBC silver strawweight champion Denver Cuello-Singwangcha. …


Feature Story

Josesito Lopez eyes big names at 140 and 147

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

When boxing returned to “The Circle City,” Corona, California for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at the Omega Products Outdoor Arena, among those in attendance was the newly crowned WBC silver welterweight champion Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KOs). Coming off his huge TKO win over Victor Ortiz the previous Saturday at the Staples Center, we asked Lopez about his win and his future plans.

“It was a good fight. We went in to war an luckily everything came out in our favor,” Lopez told Fightnews.com.

The Pride if Riverside was not hesitant when asked about giving Victor Ortiz a rematch. “I don’t know how long he will be out but when he is able and ready, let’s do it again. We’re definitely not going to wait for him but if the rematch comes when he is ready we are more than happy to do it.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda When boxing returned to “The Circle City,” Corona, California for ESPN’s Friday Night …


Boxing News

Stieglitz training in Slovenia

Photos: SES

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz has gone into the high mountains of Rogla in Slovenia for intense preparations in advance his mandatory title defense against Arthur Abraham on August 25th at the O2 World in Berlin. “I have everything here!” he commented. “The best air, pure nature, the mountain climate and great training conditions. The mountains are a real challenge in running and will make me even fitter for the fight against Abraham!” (more…)

Photos: SES WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz has gone into the high mountains of Rogla in Slovenia for intense …


Boxing Result

Garcia Impressive, Stays Undefeated

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Last night, local junior-welterweight Johnny Garcia (13-0) swept all three cards versus the Bronx’ Alex Rios (9-13). Johnny Garcia earned his victory. Egged on by enthusiastic locals, Garcia did everything he could to get his man out of there.

Alex Rios wasn’t going anywhere. Garcia may have imagined that Rios, loser of ten straight, was going to be the proverbial walk in the park. He found out otherwise in the first heat of what turned out to be a rousing eight-rounder when Rios bloodied his nose.

Rios bent but he wouldn’t break. From the first round, locals chanted for a Garcia knockout. Garcia tried to accommodate his fans. He hammered Rios pretty good, but Rios wouldn’t allow Garcia to “get him going.” Every time Garcia mounted a rally and thus enervating the locals, Rios would do something more than Michigan boxing observers have been unaccustomed to in recent years, he fought back. (more…)

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Last night, local junior-welterweight Johnny Garcia (13-0) swept all three cards versus the Bronx’ …


Boxing Result

Aquino batters Almanza

With HBO’s Harold Lederman sitting ringside among more than 400 fans who packed into the Lion’s Den Training Center Saturday night in Middletown, Connecticut, rising super bantamweight Danny Aquino of Meriden, Connecticut, raised his record to 12-1 (7 KOs) with a second round technical knockout of veteran Felipe Almanza of Lorica, Columbia in the main event of an exciting five bouts card. Almanza fell to 19-28-4 after absorbing a round and a half of vicious body shots from the up and coming Lion’s Den trained boxer. (more…)

With HBO’s Harold Lederman sitting ringside among more than 400 fans who packed into the Lion’s Den Training Center Saturday …


Boxing Result

Carrillo stuns Torres in Colorado

Ringside by Bill Green
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo

In his first fight since a unanimous decision loss to veteran Rob “Red Hot” Frankel, Colorado boxing prospect Raul “El Chino” Carrillo (10-1, 6 KOs) stunned New Mexico’s Josh “Pittbull” Torres (7-2-1, 4 KOs) with a paralyzing straight right hand in round five, then went on to win a unanimous decision Saturday night at the Boulder County Fairgrounds located in Longmont, Colorado. The bouts were promoted by El Muneco and Ghost Town Promotions . . . click here for more

Ringside by Bill Green Photos by Jose Leon Castillo In his first fight since a unanimous decision loss to veteran …


UFC

Ortiz vs. Griffin revisited

On Saturday, July 7, the final fight of Tito Ortiz’ mixed martial arts career will also be the third he has engaged in with Forrest Griffin. The two former light heavyweight champs have split their previous two bouts, and this UFC 148 co-main event matchup will determine who wins one of the sport’s great trilogies. Here’s a look back at the first two fights . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

On Saturday, July 7, the final fight of Tito Ortiz’ mixed martial arts career will also be the third he …


Boxing Result

Yoyo stops Chithani in sixth; retains SA title

By Ron Jackson

After a slow start Mzolisi Yoyo picked up the pace before scoring a sixth round knockout over Thembelani Chithani to retain his South African junior welterweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. The 35-year-old Yoyo (62.80kg) who had a small cut on his right eye appeared rather sluggish and punching short before dropping the challenger with a right to the side of the head midway through the second round. Chithani (62.80kg) was not hurt and got up immediately. Through rounds three to five the champion continued to hold the edge against he 24-year-old Chithani who is ranked at number seven by Boxing SA. Coming into round six the champion was well ahead against the light punching challenger before stepping in to land a short left to the body that sent Chithani to his knees where he was counted out by referee Andile Matika at 2 minute 5 seconds into the round. Chithani did not appear to be in that much distress and could have possibly misjudged the count. (more…)

By Ron Jackson After a slow start Mzolisi Yoyo picked up the pace before scoring a sixth round knockout over …


Boxing News

Video: Roy Jones Jr. vs. Paweł Głażewski


Boxing Result

Rubio KOs Cota in seventh

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Middleweight contender Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (54-6-1, 47 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Jorge ‘Demonio’ Cota (12-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Centenario in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. Rubio methodically took apart Cota, finally finishing him at 1:49 of the seventh to claim the IBF International 160lb belt. It was Rubio’s first fight since his loss to WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in February.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Robert “Massa” Ortiz (25-0, 21 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Abraham “Cholo” Gomez (22-4, 8 KOs) in the co-feature. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Middleweight contender Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (54-6-1, 47 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously …


Boxing Result

Ximenez victorious in Tampa

By Christopher P. Cook at ringside
Photo by Christopher P. Cook

Tampa played host to a night of competitive boxing, headlined with undefeated bantamweight Ray Ximenez winning the NBA Junior Intercontinental title at the Westshore DoubleTree Hotel. Promoted by Alessi Promotions & Management, the crowd attending witnessed a night of close fights and a few fireworks. Ximenez, who fought at the same location just a month ago, met a prepared and determined opponent in Jose “Chilli” Rivera. Also on the card, jr middleweight “Silky” Wilky Campfort won a unanimous decision victory, and local fighters Clarence Booth and Amos Cowart excited the crowd with knockouts. (more…)

By Christopher P. Cook at ringside Photo by Christopher P. Cook Tampa played host to a night of competitive boxing, …


UFC

Defining Chael Sonnen

The rematch the world has waited for finally takes place in the main event of UFC 148 on July 7th in Las Vegas. We’ve looked at champion Anderson Silva’s defining moments earlier this week. Now up to the plate – challenger Chael Sonnen . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

The rematch the world has waited for finally takes place in the main event of UFC 148 on July 7th …


Boxing Result

Mijares defeats Osejo, calls for title shot

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Former two-division world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (46-6-2, 21 kos) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Eusebio “Cascabel” Osejo in a super bantamweight bout on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Aguascalientes, Mexico. All three judges scored it for Mijares 97-92.

“I want to go for a world title,” said Mijares afterward. “We are ready in all respects. I have asked Zanfer to get me a world title fight against the super bantamweight or featherweight champion.” (more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Former two-division world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (46-6-2, 21 kos) scored a hard fought ten …


Boxing News

Pérez and Fontánez annihilate foes

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Hot super lightweight prospect Michael “The Artist” Pérez destroyed Eric Cruz at 2:50 of the second round when Cruz give up after brutal punishment on Saturday night at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. “The Artist” inproves his record to 16-1-1, 10 KOs.

In the co-main event, 20-year-old rising lightweight star Jeffrey Fontánez scored a spectacular first round KO at 2:31 landing huge power body shots.

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Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto Hot super lightweight prospect Michael “The Artist” Pérez destroyed Eric Cruz at 2:50 of the second …


Boxing News

Ioka renounces WBC belt

Photo: Joe Koizumi

By Joe Koizumi

Having unified world 105-pound belts ten days ago, unbeaten Kazuto Ioka, a 23-year-old Japanese star, announced on Friday to renounce the WBC belt by keeping only the WBA throne. Ioka pounded out a close but unanimous decision (115-114 and 115-113 twice) over then WBA titleholder Akira Yaegashi in his home turf Osaka on June 20. Prior to the unification bout the WBC had sent a logical letter to both champions to have the winner relinquish either of the belts to pave the way for official challengers to pursue the championship within ten days thereafter. Both Ioka and Yaegashi had been at the mandatory stage of their defenses, and it was apparently impossible that the unified champ to make the mandatory defense with different official challengers of the organizations—without having a double body. Ioka is willing to outgrow the minimumweight category and move up to the 108-pound division in the near future.

By Joe Koizumi Having unified world 105-pound belts ten days ago, unbeaten Kazuto Ioka, a 23-year-old Japanese star, announced on …


Boxing Result

Bundrage KOs Spinks again

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Cornelius Bundrage successfully defended his IBF junior middleweight title, stopping Cory Spinks in the 7th round at the Fantasy Springs Casino Events Center in Indio, CA. Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs) dropped Spinks with a right hand in the first round. The action was sloppy at times as Spinks (39-7, 11 KOs) would hold and Bundrage would inadvertently hit behind Spinks’ head. Bundrage dropped Spinks with a hard right hand in the opening moments of the seventh round. Moments later, Bundrage dropped Spinks again with another right hand to the head. Later in the round, another barrage of punches dropped Spinks to the canvas, prompting referee Ray Corona to stop the bout at 2:32. Bundrage has been targeted as one of a few fighters to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th.

WBC #3/WBA #5/IBF #5 and WBO #10 jr middleweight Erislandy Lara won a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Freddy Hernandez. The southpaw Lara (17-1-1, 11 KOs) won a majority of the exchanges between the two, beating Hernandez to the punch by landing short right hooks or left crosses to the head. Hernandez (30-3 1ND, 20 KOs) hung in there, finding success by landing hooks to the body. Lara was deducted a point in the seventh round for butting Hernandez, but the point deduction had little impact on the scoring, as Lara finished strong in the final two rounds. Lara won on all three judges’ scorecards, 99-90, 98-91, and 95-94. Fightnews.com scored the bout 97-92 in favor of Lara. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Cornelius Bundrage successfully defended his IBF junior middleweight title, stopping …


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