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Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda At a nearly filled to the rafters StubHub Center in Carson, CA, ...

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Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank On a stormy night in N. Texas, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford ...

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Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman In front of a sold-out crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, ...

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Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank 'Reel-life' champion Sylvester Stallone meets 'real-life' champion Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Saturday ...

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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

By Tracy Morin at the scale Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 Patrick Teixeira 160 vs. Patrick Allotey 157 Lamont Roach ...

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Boxing News

Mulovhedzi retains SA welter title

By Ron Jackson

Tsiko Mulovhedzi came back from a from a first-round knockdown to retain his SA welterweight title when he stopped Kyle Smith at 2 minutes 13 seconds into the fifth round of their fight at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon.

In the co-feature, in a battle of former world champions Malcolm Klassen defeated Cassius Baloyi in an eight-rounder. (more…)



October 15th, 2012



Boxing News

Larsen stops Gavern in five

Unbeaten heavyweight Leif Larsen (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jason Gavern (21-12-4, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Madrid Arena in Madrid, Spain. Gavern went down in the third, almost didn’t get up from the count, then went down two more times, before a massive uppercut ended it all in fifth. Big thanks to Jarle Adolfsen.



October 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Cartagena tops Rivera in spicy grudge match

By John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History (.com)

Photo: John DiSanto

The grudge match between highly favored Miguel Cartagena and Jose “Chilli” Rivera almost boiled over into an upset in the main event at Philadelphia’s National Guard Armory Friday night. Prohibitive favorite Cartagena let a hot head and months worth of anger make his first headline bout far more difficult than most expected it would be. Instead of using his superior boxing skills, Cartagena, 111.5 lbs, traded shots with the bigger Rivera, 115, most of the night, and had to hustle to keep his undefeated record intact. Rivera used his size and nothing-to-lose attitude to test the young prospect in a trench war that almost produced a shocker. However, down the stretch, Cartagena cooled off and nailed down the victory at the wire. He took the judge’s verdict, but it wasn’t easy. (more…)



October 15th, 2012

Boxing News

Hearns Kayoed, Career in Doubt

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

Intended as a back-on-track fight for Ronnie “The Chosen One” Hearns, import Derrick Findley upset Hearns’ plans and may well have concluded it with a controversy-shrouded ending that left many in the crowd at the Taylor Sportsplex confused as to what they had seen in round two of a scheduled eight.

With middleweight Hearns flat on the deck and being tended to by EMS personnel, the crowd stood in silence for two or three minutes, until referee Frank Garza finally raised the hand of the exuberant Findley, now 20-8.

After some 15 minutes, Hearns, who had collapsed after going halfway through the ropes, was wheeled away on a gurney that was getting full use on this evening. Lightheavyweight Rubin Williams, a spectator, had been transported out of the building after apparently collapsing, and action between Hearns and Findley had to be suspended after the first round until the gurney could be returned. (more…)



October 14th, 2012

UFC

UFC 153 postfight recap

Eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 153 post-fight press conference: Jon Fitch, Glover Teixeira, Demian Maia, Rony Jason, Phil Davis, Anderson Silva, Erick Silva, and Minotauro Nogueira.

Fitch and Silva earned Fight of the Night for their exciting, back-and-forth brawl. Fitch was able to impose his will in the first round, roughing up Silva on the ground and against the cage. Silva threatened with submissions in the second frame, but was unable to put Fitch away. Fitch returned the favor in the final round, and was awarded the unanimous decision. (more…)



October 14th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Pedraza vs. Farmer

Hamer hammers Alexander!

Ringside by Brian Grammer
Photos by Bob Barton

2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jose Pedraza (11-0, 8 KOs), methodically wore down his tough opponent, Tevin Farmer (7-4-1, 1 KO), over 8 rounds Friday night, to capure a TKO victory.

St. Charles, MO’s Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa was the home to Showtime’s acclaimed boxing series ShoBox – The New Generation. The event, hosted by DiBella Entertainment and Rumble Time Promotions, in association with Gary Shaw Productions and Universal Promotions, was entertaining throughout its nine-fight card . . . Click here for more



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Nelson-Perozzi draw

By Gary “Digital” Williams

In the other big women’s title bout that took place on Saturday night, the Bermuda Sun is reporting that the “All or Nothing” main event in Southampton, Bermuda between WBA titleholder and local favorite Teresa Perozzi and WIBA Female Middleweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA ended in a 10-round majority draw. Both ladies’s belts were on the line along with the vacant WBC middleweight title. (more…)



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Knight defeats Juarez

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In a clash for the WBC female flyweight Diamond belt, IBF champ Ava Knight (10-1-3, 5 KOs) scored a clear ten round unanimous decision over WBC champ Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez (35-6-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palacio de Deporte in Mexico City. Knight was victorious by scores of 97-93, 97-93, 96-94.

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October 14th, 2012

UFC

Silva stops Bonnar in one at UFC 153

Stepping in on four weeks’ notice to save Saturday’s injury-ravaged UFC 153 event at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson Silva moved up to the light heavyweight division because he said he owed Brazil a fight. He also gave them a knockout, stopping Stephan Bonnar in the first round after another performance worthy of a fighter considered to be not just the best in the world, but possibly the best of all-time. It’s an assessment “The Spider” doesn’t necessarily agree with.

“I’m not the best,” said Silva, the longtime middleweight champion who is also 3-0 at 205 pounds. “I just believe that I can do things that people think are impossible.”. . . Click here for more on UFC.com

Also see: UFC 153 prelim report on UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Macao: Franklin vs. Le is live on FUEL TV from the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9 AM ET / 6 AM PT. Click here for more info



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Fontanez, Santos demolish foes

Photos: Hector Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

With impressive wins by way of knockout, top Puerto Ricans prospects Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez and Braulio Santos demolished their rivals to keep their perfect records intact. In the main event, the heavy puncher from Caguas, Puerto Rico, Jeffrey “Baby Dynamite” Fontanez demolished John Nater with an explosive left hook to the body in round four. “This is a great victory for me, I trained very hard. I knew I was going to knock him out. I walked calmly to make my fight round by round until he felt my hands,” said Fontánez. Making honor to his nickname “The Baby Dynamite” improves his record to 9 wins no defeats with 8 wins by knockout.

Also undefeated Braulio Santos graduated with honors scoring a TKO win over veteran John A. Molina at 1:05 of the second round. “I felt strong, I came to do my job and we got the win. He is a veteran but when I saw the opportunity to place my hands well I knew I could finish the fight early. Thank God it’s a big win for me,” Santos remember who improves to 8 wins, no defeats with 7 wins by knockout. (more…)



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Munoz edges Franco in IBF eliminator

Moments ago Javier Munoz(26-3, 12 KOs) of Argentina defeated Luis Franco (13-1, 7 KOs) of Cuba by split decision to win an IBF Featherweight title eliminator. The fight had good two-way action all the way through. The bout took place at the Estadio Aldo Cantoni, San Juan, San Juan, Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero (O.R. Promotions) promoted.



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Kinda dominates Arnaoutis

Photos: Peter Frutkoff

Undefeated junior welterweight Issouf Kinda (15-0, 5 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, NY in the heart of Long Island. Kinda retained his New York State junior welterweight title by scores of 100-90 on all cards.

Said Promoter Joe DeGuardia, “It was a terrific event that Long Island fight fans truly enjoyed, the fights were terrific and the team at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury were great to work with. ” (more…)



October 14th, 2012

Boxing News

Donaire stops Nishioka; Rios stops Alvarado

By Rocco Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Nonito “The Flash” Donaire (30-1, 19 KOs) retained his WBO super banamweight championship by stopping former WBC champion, Toshiaki Nishioka (39-5-3, 24 KOs) by way of TKO at 1:54 of the ninth round on Saturday night before a crowd of 7,665 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Donaire swept the early rounds in lackluster action that brought out the boo birds who had just been treated to a fight of the year candidate in the prior bout. Donaire did bring the crowd to life by dropping Nishioka in the sixth round with a hard left uppercut for an eight count. To his credit, Nishioka did fight back strongly in the seventh and eighth rounds but then Donaire dropped him again in the ninth round and, although allowed to continue by the referee, Nishioka, after enduring just one more punch was not allowed to continue further and there were no complaints from either Nishioka nor his corner.

In dramatic fashion, former lightweight world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (31-0-1, 22 KOs) won a fight of the year candidate by stoppage the very tough and previously unbeaten Mike Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) at 1:57 of the seventh round. Rios got off to a very good early start but then Alvarado seemed to sweep the next few rounds and rocked Rios on a few occasions with uppercuts and hard right crosses. Rios seemed to be coming on the sixth round and carried it over to the seventh round by hurting Alvarado badly and battering him against the ropes. Referee, Pat Russell, seemed to give Alvarado a chance to throw back but after Rios landed a couple more hard shots, Russell saved Alvarado from further punishment. At the time of the stoppage, the scores were 57-57, 57-57 and 58-56 for Rios.

With the victory, Rios sets himself up for a potential showdown against the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Marquez on December 8th. (more…)



October 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Gutierrez defeats Martinez in Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Samuel “Sammy Guty” Gutierrez (33-8-2, 23 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Edgar Martinez (10-7, 5 KOs) in a flyweight bout on Saturday night at the Centro Expositor de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico.

Other results:
Daniel Echavarria KO6 Orlando Ramos (lightweight)
Enrique Tinoco DQ5 Carlos Jacobo (featherweight)
Giovanni Delgado UD 8 to Miguel Tique (featherweight)
Josue Portales MD to Jesus Faro (flyweight)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo

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October 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Top Rank inks Oscar Valdez

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Espinoza Boxing has just confirmed the signing of two time Olympian, Oscar Valdez, to an exclusive promotional contract with Top Rank Promotions. “I’m very happy to be with Top Rank,” stated Valdez. “They have a long tradition of building champions and I plan to be one as well.”

Well respected manager, Frank Espinoza, feels satisfied with the deal he got from Top Rank. “I had several companies interested in Oscar but Bob (Arum) and Todd (Duboef) showed they really wanted to work with him and they came up with a solid offer,” he said. “They have a real vision for him. They promised to do everything they can to turn Oscar into the next great boxing super-star.”

21 year old Valdez will be making his pro debut on November 3rd in Hermosillo, Sonora. The bout will be broadcast on TV Azteca.



October 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Handig Singwangcha decisions Takayama

Report and photos by Chito Yu Katangkatang

Mateo Handig Singwangcha was crowned new IBF Pan Pacific Minimumweight Champion after escaping a very close split decision against tough Japanese Katsunari Takayama. Judges Danrex Tapdasan and Rey Danseco both scored the fight 114-113 in favor of Sinwangcha while Judge Somsak Sirianant had it 115-112 in favor of Takayama. Takayama’s right eyebrow was cut by a punch in the second round and he was deducted a point in the fourth round by Referee Bruce Mc Tavish for repeated pushing. Takayama appeared to be the faster, busier and more aggressive fighter throughout the fight but Handig countered with the more telling blows and dominated the earlier rounds. With the win, Handig Singwangcha’s record improves to 13-5 with 7 KOs while Takayama drops to 24-6 with 10 KOs. (more…)



October 13th, 2012

AWE TV

DeGale retains Euro 168lb belt

In a bout seen on WealthTV following the Price-Harrison fight, European super middleweight champion James DeGale (13-1, 9 KOs) scored a hard-fought twelve round unanimous decision over Hadillah Mohoumadi (13-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Glow Arena in Kent, England. DeGale, a 2008 Olympic gold medalist, did more, but Mohoumadi had his moments and applied pressure throughout. Scores were 119-109, 117-111, 116-112.

Middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (7-0, 3 KOs) spent eight rounds beating up on the much shorter but very tough Ruslans Pojonisevs (13-23-1, 10 KOs), who has now lost 13 out of his last 14. The referee scored it 80-72.



October 13th, 2012

AWE TV

Price annihilates Harrison in 82 seconds

In a clash of British Olympians, 6’8″ undefeated David Price (14-0, 12 KOs), a 2008 bronze medalist and reigning British and Commonwealth champion, destroyed 2000 gold medalist Audley “A-Force” Harrison (28-6, 21 KOs) in just 82 seconds on Saturday night in front of 8,000 fans at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Price immediately launched into a brutal assault on Harrison and blasted him out of there in short order. Two devastating right hands finished Harrison. The first one froze him, the second one sent Audley crashing down and out. “We’ve got a great team and we’re going all the way to the top,” said Price after the fight.

In a highly anticipated flyweight matchup, unbeaten Kevin Satchell (9-0, 2 KO) added the British flyweight belt to his Commonwealth belt with a sixth round KO over Chris Edwards (17-15-4, 4 KOs). Satchell dropped Edwards with a body shot in round five and the bout was stopped after he put him down again in the sixth. Time was 2:17.

Cruiserweight Shane McPhilbin (8-4, 5 KOs) and Jon Lewis Dickinson (12-2, 3 KOs) labored through twelve rounds with Dickinson claiming the British cruiserweight belt by scores of 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.



October 13th, 2012

Boxing News

Hearns OK after scare in TKO loss

Photos: Bob Ryder

Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley scored an upset third round TKO over Ronald Hearns (26-4, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Sportplex, Taylor, Michigan. Hearns, the son of the legendary Thomas Hearns, couldn’t continue after suffering an injury when the fighters tumbled to the canvas after a clinch. Hearns was taken from the ring on a stretcher to a local hospital complaining of neck pain. He was released several hours later.

Complete fight report to come…



October 13th, 2012

UFC

TUF recap, episode 5: “Unleash the Beast”

The oldest fighter in the competition, Igor Araujo, won a majority decision over the youngest, Nic Herron-Webb, on The Ultimate Fighter® Fridays episode five – “Unleash The Beast” – that aired on FX on Friday evening. (more…)



October 13th, 2012




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