Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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2012 IBHOF Induction Ceremonies

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

As was the case at last year’s IBHOF induction Sunday, the rains came early. But unlike last year, the heat came late, drying up the rain, and drenching fans and inductees alike in perspiration. Just as in waiting on a decision at the end of a boxing match, one never knows what the weather will be like on induction day in the Central New York town of Canastota. There have been torrential downpours, temperatures dipping low enough to require the purchase of IBHOF sweatshirts and jackets and sweltering heat in the 90s. Today was the latter, with loads of water being downed and souvenir programs used as fans.

After the traditional parade of champions through the village, champions old and new took to the stage and fans to their seats or the grass, to honor the posthumous as well as six living inductees for their contribution to the Sweet Science. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman As was the case at last year’s IBHOF induction Sunday, the rains came …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The odds were against Timothy Bradley. The 14,206 fans in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas were against Timothy Bradley. Most boxing pundits and a vast majority of those who purchased the pay per view were against Timothy Bradley. But you know who wasn’t against “Desert Storm” on June 9th, 2012?

The judges.

In what will be considered one of the most controversial decisions in a sport that is certainly in no need for anymore controversy, Timothy Bradley inexplicably upended Manny Pacquiao and claimed the Filipino’s WBO welterweight title with a split decision victory that has turned the boxing world upside down and inside out . . . Click here for more

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Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone The odds were against Timothy Bradley. The 14,206 …



UFC

Faber vs. Barao for interim UFC bantam belt

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming sold out UFC® 149event, set to take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome, in Calgary, Alberta, on July 21. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming sold out …


Boxing News

Bradley-Pacquiao scoring summary and analysis

By Barry Lindenman

Scoring Summary Analysis

  1. In only 6 of the 12 rounds, did all 3 judges agree on the winner of the round (rounds 3,4,6,7,10,12)
  2. There was disagreement on the part of the judges in 50% of the rounds (rounds 1,2,5,8,9 & 11)
  3. Judge C.J. Ross was the only judge during the fight who was never the “lone wolf” in scoring each round (i.e. score agreed with at least one of the other judges)
  4. Judge Ford was the “lone wolf” in 4 of the rounds (rounds 1,2,9 &11)
  5. Judge Roth was the “lone wolf” in 2 of the rounds (rounds 5 & 8)
  6. All 3 judges had Pacquiao ahead 39-37 after 4 rounds
  7. 2 of the judges (Ford & Ross) had the fight dead even after 8 rounds (76-76)
  8. All 3 judges scored 3 of the last 4 rounds for Bradley

By Barry Lindenman Scoring Summary Analysis In only 6 of the 12 rounds, did all 3 judges agree on the …




Boxing News

Saturday at the 2012 IBHOF

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Saturday’s sessions of the 2012 edition of the IBHOF started out a tad dismal as the rains came down, but the skies cleared and the enthusiasm of the fans never waned. The celebrity golf outing, boxing collectors show, ringside lectures, V.I.P. Cocktail hour and gala banquet were all a success.

With several “rounds” going on at the same time, fans could choose which event they wanted to attend, or mill about between all of them. At the Canastota High School gymnasium, the collectors memorabilia show was its usual hit with fans looking for that treasure to add to their boxing collection. They could also stand in line for autographs as boxers came throughout the day to take their turns at the signing table. (more…)

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman Saturday’s sessions of the 2012 edition of the IBHOF started out a tad …


Boxing Result

Montiel wins in Chihuahua

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rene Perez

Three-time world champion Fernando Montiel (48-4-2, 37 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision over former Olympian Arturo Santos (11-2, 4 KOs) before 12,000 boxing fans in the Manuel Bernardo Aguirre Gymnasium UACH in Chihuahua. Scores were 115-113, 115-113 Montiel, 115-113 Santos.

In other action, Carlos Rodriguez (19-11-4, 9 KOs) surprised former world title challenger and WBC silver former world champion Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra (27-7, 18 KOs) with a ninth round stoppage. Time was 2:08.

Middleweight prospect Marco “Dorado” Reyes (24-1, 21 KOs) won by ten round unanimous decision over Octavio Castro (14-9-1, 9 KOs). Reyes punished Castro throughout the fight. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rene Perez Three-time world champion Fernando Montiel (48-4-2, 37 KOs) won a controversial twelve round …


Boxing News

2012 IBHOF Heavyweight Bash

By Boxing Bob Newman

Fans filled the Rusty Rail restaurant for a “Heavyweight Bash” tribute to the sport’s memorable heavyweights of the past. Such notables as Chuck Wepner, Lamon Brewster, Michael Moorer, Gerry Cooney and Leon Spinks took to the podium after hilites of their fights were shown. Clips of Ali-Frazier #1 were shown with color commentary by a young Mike Tyson.

By Boxing Bob Newman Fans filled the Rusty Rail restaurant for a “Heavyweight Bash” tribute to the sport’s memorable heavyweights …


Boxing Result

Abregu returns with KO in Argentina

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian welterweight prospect Luis “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Venezuelan Pedro Verdú (14-11-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in Delm in Salta, Argentina. With the win, Abregu claimed the South American welterweight title. Abregu only defeat was in 2010 against WBO world champion Timothy Bradley.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Argentinian welterweight prospect Luis “El Potro” Abregu (32-1, 26 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over …



Boxing News

Bradley, Pacquiao Quick Quotes

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao: I respect the decision, but 100% I believe that I won the fight…the fans in their heart know who won the fight…he hit me with a couple of jabs, but I don’t even remember him hitting me a solid punch in my face and — amazing what the result is.

Timothy Bradley: There’s three judges out there and that’s the way they judged it, so I mean, what do you want me to do? You know what I mean? That’s the way they judged it. My corner felt we were winning the fight. I was controlling the action. But like I said, there was three judges out there. Two of them felt I won the fight and that’s all I can say on that.

Promoter Bob Arum: The decision was a ridiculous decision. You guys all know who won this fight. So let’s be honest about the situation. Hopefully we’ll revisit it in November….I hope boxing recovers, because this isn’t arguing about a close decision. This is is something that’s an absurdity, that’s ridiculous, and everybody that’s involved in boxing should feel ashamed.

Photos by Chris Cozzone Manny Pacquiao: I respect the decision, but 100% I believe that I won the fight…the fans …


Boxing News

Bradley wins split decision

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost a highly controversial twelve round split decision against unbeaten WBO jr welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacman landed some good straight lefts early on. Bradley worked hard but landed at a low percentage. Manny’s superior firepower continued to dominate while Bradley’s punches had little effect. Bradley was willing to trade, often to his detriment. There were no knockdowns in the bout.

To his credit, 4:1 underdog Bradley showed incredible grit and determination especially considering he injured both ankles in the bout. Pacquiao outlanded Bradley 190-108 in power punches and the scores of 115-113, 115-113 Bradley, 115-113 Pacquiao were shocking and greeted with boos from the 14,206 in attendance. There is already talk of a rematch on November 10.

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photo: Chris Cozzone Reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-2-2, 38 KOs) lost …


Boxing Result

Arroyo stops Casillas

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs) won by TKO at 2:00 of the seventh round when the referee stopped the fight after some hard shots by Arroyo. Rigoberto Casillas (8-7-1, 6 KOs) went down two times in the seventh. The co-feature between McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs) and Miguel Del Valle (8-17, 2 KOs) was cancelled because the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission didn’t approve the bout one hour before after a review on Del Valle’s black eye. The card took place at the Palacio de Recreacion y Deportes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Flyweight McWilliams Arroyo (12-1, 10 KOs) won by TKO at 2:00 of the seventh round when …


Boxing Result

Pacquiao-Bradley Undercard Results

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

A non-title featherweight bout between four-division world champion and current WBO bantamweight Jorge Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) and Jesus Rojas (18-1-1, 13 KOs) ended in a no decision. Arce dropped Rojas almost immediately, but Rojas finished the round strong. Arce couldn’t continue in round two after a low blow followed by a shot to the back and a final punch on the ear left him disoriented. Time :09.

In a clash for the vacant IBF welterweight title formerly held by Andre Berto, former two-division champ #2 rated Randall Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs) scored a spectacular eleventh round KO over previously unbeaten #1 rated Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KOs). What looked like a great fight on paper failed to materialize for the first nine rounds as Jones was very careful to avoid Bailey’s big right hand and appeared to be headed to a lackluster decision. However, Bailey finally connected in round ten and put Jones on the deck just before the bell. Bailey then absolutely leveled Jones with an uppercut in the eleventh to end it. Time was 2:52.

WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 KOs) dropped Teon Kennedy (17-2-2, 7 KOs) five times en route to a fifth round TKO. The two-time Olympic gold medalist Rigondeaux dropped Kennedy in once in round one and twice in round two, again in round four and a last time in round five before the bout was waved off by referee Russell Mora. Time was 1:11. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Chris Cozzone  A non-title featherweight bout between four-division world champion and …



Boxing News

AIBA goes pro, inks three boxers

Three top AIBA ranked boxers, world #1 ranked amateur super heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan, #4 amateur welterweight and two-time world champion Serik Sapiyev from Kazakhstan and Jong-Hun Shin from Korea who is the world #1 amateur in the light flyweight category, have signed to compete in professional APB ranking competitions which will begin in Fall 2013 at an APB signing ceremony held at the ExCeL London today.

“This is a historical moment of our sport to sign the 1st three top ranked boxers for newly initiated program, the AIBA Professional Boxing,” Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President said. (more…)

Three top AIBA ranked boxers, world #1 ranked amateur super heavyweight Magomedrasul Medzhidov from Azerbaijan, #4 amateur welterweight and two-time …


Boxing News

New opponent for Quijano

All Star Boxing will return with their successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, next Friday, June 15. In the main event David Quijano (14-2, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico will now face veteran Juanito Rubillar (48-18-7, 13 KOs) of Manila, Philippines in a bout scheduled for twelve rounds with the vacant WBO Latin Jr. Bantamweight title at stake.

“After we got the news that Raul Hidalgo got injured, we were able to secure Rubillar who was training here in Las Vegas with Manny Paquiao, because of both fighters aggressive style it should be an all-out war,” said Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. (more…)

All Star Boxing will return with their successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, …


Boxing News

Briggs KOd in court

From TMZ Staff

Heavyweight Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record — because he just suffered a trouncing in court … for nearly half a million bucks. Shannon’s ex-publicist Kali Bowyer sued the boxer, claiming she helped him earn $2.8 million back in 2009 — but was never paid commissions. Bowyer claimed Shannon owed her $420,000 for her services — and according to a South Carolina court, the boxer blew off the lawsuit. The court issued a default judgment against the boxer this week for the full amount … ordering him to pay up stat. Calls to Shannon weren’t returned.

From TMZ Staff Heavyweight Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs can add one loss to his nearly-impeccable fighting record — because he …


Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. on Pacquiao-Bradley

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Four-division world champion, Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), who on June 30 in Lodz (Poland) will fight 39-1, 25 KO #4 WBC ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki, presents a short preview of Manny Pacquiao – Timothy Bradley.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Four-division world champion, Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KO), who on June 30 in Lodz (Poland) will …



Boxing Result

Guinn ends losing skid, KOs Frazier

By John Cannon at ringside

On Friday night, there was a “Bigfoot” sighting at the Pharr Events Center. However, a “Southern Disaster” sent him right across the Texas state line and back to Louisiana. Houston’s Dominic “Southern Disaster” Guinn (34-9-1, 25 KO’s) snapped his three fight losing streak as he defeated Stacy Frazier of Louisiana by second round knockout in the main event of “Pure Pride II” at the Pharr Events Center.

“I am glad I shook off this losing streak,” said Guinn. “My plan was to end it early and I am glad to get the victory.” (more…)

By John Cannon at ringside On Friday night, there was a “Bigfoot” sighting at the Pharr Events Center. However, a …


Boxing News

WBC World Cup update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

On Friday and Saturday, members of the WBC Board of Governors came to Mexico City from all over the world to discuss the last details of the “WBC Boxing World Cup,” which will feature champions of each of the ten member confederations in the flyweight, bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight, super lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight divisions. On hand are the presidents of the ABU, ABCO, BBBofC, CABOFE, FECARBOX, CISBB, EBU, NABF, OPBF and FESUBOX.

Tonight the attendees will enjoy the fight between the WBC former world champions Manny Paquiao vs Timothy Bradley in the Platinum Theater of Cinemex, in the luxury Antara Polanco, compliment from President Jose Sulaiman. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel On Friday and Saturday, members of the WBC Board of Governors came to …


Column

Pacquiao-Bradley: Is an upset brewing?

By Graham Houston

After two disappointing performances in a row by Manny Pacquiao, questions are swirling in the boxing industry. Could it be that Pacquiao has peaked? Has the “typhoon blowing across the Pacific”, as HBO’s Larry Merchant once described the Filipino superstar, blown itself out? Perhaps these questions will be answered when Pacquiao defends his WBO welterweight title against Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight (HBO PPV).

This is a tough fight for Pacquiao against a young, strong, undefeated opponent. It is a fight he could lose unless he can fan the flames that were burning low in his fights with Shane Mosley and Juan Manuel Marquez. In short, Pacquiao needs to rediscover the relentless quality that made him such a formidable fighter. (more…)

By Graham Houston After two disappointing performances in a row by Manny Pacquiao, questions are swirling in the boxing industry. …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Pavlik vs. Sigmon

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Two years ago, Kelly Pavlik watched the world around him come crumbling down after the former middleweight world champion found himself in rehab due to an alcohol addiction. His love for the sport of boxing dried up and everything that he worked so hard for as a fighter dissolved right before his eyes.

But with a new outlook on life, a new weight class (super middleweight) and a new trainer, Robert Garcia, Pavlik began his journey back into boxing relevancy in 2012 with a knockout victory over Aaron Jaco in March. His quest continued as the headliner of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights at The Joint inside of The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Pavlik scored a 7th round TKO over Scott Sigmon when his opponent was unable to answer the bell for the 8th round . . . Click here for full report and gallery

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Two years ago, Kelly Pavlik watched the world …


Boxing News

IBHOF Induction Weekend Begins

By Boxing Bob Newman

2012 IBHOF inductee Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns took time out after having his lethal right fist cast in plaster, to talk with Fightnews.com about his career, his induction and more…

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The 2012 International Boxing Hall of Fame class of 2012 was officially welcomed Friday afternoon at the hall’s hallowed grounds with the ceremonial fist casting. Both inductees and non-inductees had the tools of their trade permanently cast, to be on display forever among their peers inside the IBHOF museum. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman 2012 IBHOF inductee Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns took time out after having his lethal right fist …


Boxing News

Oscar speaks at graduation

Thursday, June 7 was Graduation Day for the sixth graduating class of the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in Los Angeles, Calif., and the man whose name adorns the school couldn’t be happier. “This is a big day for me every year, and I’m so proud of all these young men and women who have worked so hard to get here,” said De La Hoya, who spoke at the commencement ceremony along with Los Angeles City Councilmember Jose Huizar and Education Activist Sal Castro. “I also want to thank all the staff and teachers at the school for their efforts, as they’re helping to create the next generation of leaders for this community.” This year’s class included 139 graduates, 75% of whom will go on to four-year universities in the fall.

Thursday, June 7 was Graduation Day for the sixth graduating class of the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High …


UFC

UFC on FX: Johnson beats McCall

Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall needed two fights and six rounds to determine a winner in their heated flyweight tournament showdown, but after the final three frames at the Bank Atlantic Center Friday night, it was Johnson who emerged victorious via unanimous decision in another fast-paced and exciting battle.

Scores were 30-27 and 29-28 twice for Johnson (15-2-1) who will face Joseph Benavidez to determine the UFC’s first 125-pound champion. Johnson and McCall fought to a majority draw in their first bout on March 3rd . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall needed two fights and six rounds to determine a winner in their heated flyweight tournament …


Boxing Result

Pavlik punishes Sigmon

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

Former middleweight world champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (39-2, 33 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round TKO over Scott “Cujo” Sigmon (22-4, 12 KOs) in a super middleweight clash on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Pavlik promised to punish the talkative Sigmon and that’s what he did as he methodically battered and bloodied Sigmon, who was game and tough but heavily outgunned. The bout was stopped between rounds seven and eight.

Unbeaten featherweight Jesse Magdaleno (10-0, 7 KOs) continued to impress with a first round TKO over 2000 Olympian Carlos Valcarcel (12-5-4, 5 KOs). Magdaleno dropped Varcarcel, then finished him with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:25.

Undefeated light heavyweight and three-time Notre Dame boxing champion Mike Lee (9-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Eliseo Durazo (3-3, 0 KOs) over six rounds. The bout was originally slated for four rounds, but the commission had it listed for six, so six rounds they went. Scores were 59-54 on all cards. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside Photo by Chris Cozzone  Former middleweight world champion Kelly “The Ghost” …


Boxing Result

Lemieux returns with KO2

By Dave Spencer at ringside

It was supposed to be the durable opponent to give middleweight prospect David Lemieux (26-2, 25 KOs) and see what he had in later rounds. Jaudiel Zepeda (14-6-1, 11 KOs) though proved no match though for the powerful Lemieux who put the California fighter down for the count with a left hook to the body at 1:47 of the second round on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It snapped a two fight losing streak for the 23 year-old and was only the second time Zepeda has been stopped. Lemieux used a crisp sharp jab to set up his punches in the first round and sent his opponent tumbling to the canvas early in the next round with a big right hand to the jaw. Lemieux went right to work on the body of his opponent following the knockdown and had Zepeda down again in what was officially ruled a shove. The point was academic as Lemieux scored his 25th knockdown, 22 coming within the first two rounds, and all coming within the first five.

In the main event, NABO light heavyweight titlist Eleider Alvarez (9-0, 5 KOs) defended his belt, winning a 118-109 119-108, 119-108 unanimous decision over Shawn Hawk (23-2-1, 17 KOs). More…

By Dave Spencer at ringside It was supposed to be the durable opponent to give middleweight prospect David Lemieux (26-2, …


Boxing News

Chavez Jr strikes plea deal in DUI case

From TMZ staff

WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. — son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez — won’t be heading to jail after his January DUI arrest … because he just struck a sweet plea deal with prosecutors. As we first reported, Chavez was hit with 3 misdemeanor charges following his arrest in L.A. — two for DUI and one for driving without a valid license. Chavez pled “no contest” to one count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher. The other DUI count was dropped, as was the license charge. Chavez was sentenced to 3 years probation and ordered to attend 30 AA meetings — which he already did. His next court date’s December 7th.

From TMZ staff WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. — son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez — won’t …


Scale Watch

Pacman, Bradley make weight

Weights by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Manny Pacquiao 147 vs Timothy Bradley 146
(WBO welterweight championship)
Mike Jones 146.5 vs. Randall Bailey 146
(Vacant IBF welterweight championship)
Guillermo Rigondeaux 122 vs. Teon Kennedy 122
(WBA super bantamweight championship)
Jorge Arce 123.5 vs. Jesus Rojas 123.5
Jesse Hart 165 vs. Manuel Eastman 161
Mikael Zewski 149 vs. Ryan Grimaldo 149
Andy Ruiz 143 vs. Taylor Larson 143
Wilton Hilario 127 vs. Ernie Sanchez 127

Venue: MGM Grand GArden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: PPV

For more photos (more…)

Weights by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Manny Pacquiao 147 vs Timothy Bradley 146 (WBO welterweight championship) Mike Jones …


Scale Watch

Weights from Chihuahua

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rene Perez

Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel 122 vs Arturo “Rey” Santos 122
(WBC USNBC super bantamweight title)
Sammy Gutierrez 108 vs Armando Torres 108
Oscar Ibarra 116 vs Carlos Rodriguez 116
Marco “Dorado” Reyes 160 vs Octavio Castro 160

Venue: Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre de la UACH
Promoters: Promociones del Pueblo and Kochul Montil Producciones
TV: Televisa

photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rene Perez Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel 122 vs Arturo “Rey” Santos 122 (WBC USNBC super bantamweight …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley won’t start until Celtics-Heat ends

Manny Pacquiao is not only an eight-division world champion and a congressman, he’s also a die-hard Boston Celtics fan. And with Game 7 of the Celtics-Miami Heat playoff game beginning just hours before Pacquiao enters the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to defend his WBO welterweight title against undefeated world champion Timothy Bradley, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum isn’t even going to try to beat City Hall. “I’m not waiting for Manny’s request on this one. We will not begin the Pacquiao –Bradley main event fight until the Celtics and the Heat finish their playoff game,” said Arum. “Now Manny, the Heat, the Celtics, and sports fans watching the basketball game won’t have to make a choice between events, they will be able to watch both. However, the action-packed pay-per-view undercard will begin as scheduled at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.”

Manny Pacquiao is not only an eight-division world champion and a congressman, he’s also a die-hard Boston Celtics fan. And …


Boxing News

Evander Holyfield Update

By TMZ Staff

Good news: Boxing legend Evander Holyfield recently sold his house for $7,500,000!!!

Bad news: It was at a public auction, he actually owes the bank twice that amount … and he also owes over $200,000 in back taxes.

According to docs filed in Georgia, Holyfield’s massive mansion — 54,000 sq. ft on 234 acres — outside Atlanta sold at public auction on March 6 … but part of the money will go directly to Uncle Sam to pay off his back tax bill. As for the rest … according to the documents, Holyfield owed more than $14,000,000 on the house — plus more than $2500 in foreclosure expenses. It’s unclear whether the bank is going after him for the balance. Calls to Holyfield’s rep were not returned.

By TMZ Staff Good news: Boxing legend Evander Holyfield recently sold his house for $7,500,000!!! Bad news: It was at …


Boxing News

Broner-Escobedo collide July 21

WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner (23-0, 19 KO’s) of Cincinnati, Ohio and NABO Junior Lightweight Champion Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KO’s) of Woodland, Calif. will host a press conference on Wednesday to announce their world title fight set for Saturday, July 21 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio which will air on HBO Boxing After Dark.

WBO Junior Lightweight World Champion Adrien Broner (23-0, 19 KO’s) of Cincinnati, Ohio and NABO Junior Lightweight Champion Vicente Escobedo …


Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Rigoberto Casillas 113 vs McWilliams Arroyo 111
Miguel del Valle 111 vs McJoe Arroyo 114
Bryan Montalvo 138 vs John Karl Sosa 142
José Aguirre 126 vs Harry Pérez 126
William Lorenzo 149 vs Moises Ríos 149
Jonathan Meléndez 127 vs Pedro Vicent 128
Jesse Montalvo 143 vs Jonathan García will weigh in later
Milton López will weigh in later vs Jonel Nieves 122

Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
TV: Telefutura Solo Boxeo Tecate
Venue: Palacio de los Deportes de Mayagüez

more photos

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Rigoberto Casillas 113 vs McWilliams Arroyo 111 Miguel del Valle 111 vs McJoe Arroyo …


UFC

Johnson-McCall live tonight on FX

LIVE TONIGHT – Johnson and McCall Battle Again For A Shot At The Flyweight Title: The score three months in the making will be settled tonight as Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall collide once more for a shot at Joseph Benavidez and the chance to become the first-ever UFC flyweight champion! UFC on FX live tonight at 9pm ET / 6pm PT (Also live in Canada on Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 9pm ET)

See The Prelims Live Today On Facebook & Fuel TV: Before the action begins on FX, see the first prelims of the night on Facebook at 5pm ET / 2pm PT (“LIKE” the UFC on Facebook to watch these fights for free), followed by the rest of the prelims on Fuel TV starting at 6pm ET / 3pm PT (Also live in Canada on Sportsnet at 7pm ET)

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas This July 3-7: Celebrate the UFC over the Fourth of July in Las Vegas! Fans from across the globe will enjoy free concerts, exclusive pool parties, open workouts, pub crawls, UFC Fan Expo, weigh-ins and amazing access to UFC fighters around the city. This all leads up to the ultimate rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 live at the MGM Grand Garden Arena! If you love the UFC, there is no better way to experience it than in Vegas.
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Coming up next: UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall airs TONIGHT at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET from Sunrise, Fla. Click here for more info.  For more on the UFC visit www.UFC.com

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Full Report

Sandoval stops Colin

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

After a short hiatus, Mayen Promotions, this time associated with Zanfer Promotions, returned to the Las Pulgas night club to present a multi-fight bout card highlighted by a majority of local talent. The cavernous night club is located on the legendary Avenida Revolucion in the heart of downtown Tijuana. Used mostly for touring regional Mexican musical acts, Mayen Promotions has also turned it into a consistent home for professional boxing.

In the main event, Zanfer Promotions provided a bout which was originally slated for last April, welterweight KO artist Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (28-2, 28KOs) survived an early knockdown to put Enrique “Colinsillo” Colin (30-8-2, 26KOs) to sleep in the sixth round of a scheduled ten. (more…)

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon After a short hiatus, Mayen Promotions, this time associated with Zanfer Promotions, returned …


Boxing News

Is Tim Bradley a “live” underdog?

Bet365.com lists eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao as a -450 favorite over unbeaten WBO 140lb champ Tim Bradley. Bradley backers can get +350. What do you think? Is Bradley a good play or will Pacman extend his seven-year, 15 fight winning streak?

Who will win the Pacquiao-Bradley showdown?

  • Pacquiao (63%)
  • Bradley (37%)


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