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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Boxing Result

Ramos Jr., Rios triumph

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

UPDATED: Unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos Jr. (20-0, 7 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over “Dangerous” David Rodela (15-5-3, 6 KOs) on Friday night at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. A Ramos left hand the stomach finished Rodela at 1:57. Ramos was originally scheduled to face Rodela in August, but he was jumped by three thugs during fight week and was forced out of the bout.

Also, unbeaten featherweight Ronny Rios (16-0, 7 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez (27-5, 18 KOs). The fight seemed closer than the official scores of 80-72, 78-74, 78-74. (more…)



October 1st, 2011



Boxing Result

Ajose defeats Chebah

Earns title shot in WBC eliminator

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

UPDATED: In an important WBC super lightweight eliminator, unbeaten #1 contender Olusegun Ajose (30-0, 14 KOs) scored an entertaining twelve round unanimous decision over #6 ranked Ali Chebah (33-2, 26 KOs) at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. With a mandatory shot at world champion Erik Morales going to the winner, the fighters let it all hang out early on, trading big shots for the first four rounds the opening bell. Ajose dropped Chibah twice in round three. Both fighters were staggered in round four. After that, Ajose used his mobility looking to outbox the advancing Chebah and largely succeeding. Scores were 120-106, 119-107, 119-107.

Unbeaten WBA #5 lightweight Darley Perez (23-0, 18 KOs) impressively broke down KO artist Oscar Meza (22-5, 18 KOs) en route to a sixth round TKO. After taking a battering in round six, Meza didn’t come out for round seven. (more…)



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Felix-Nuñez full report

Report and photos: Felipe Leon

In a successful night of local boxing, Quiñones Promotions brought a multi-bout fight card to the cavernous Las Pulgas night club located in the heart of the legendary Avenida Revolucion Thursday night. In a night full of wins, losses and controversial decisions, Tijuana was the definite winner as the majority of the contestants where from the border town and each brought their respective crowds to offer support which made the night a raucous one. In the main event, WBC #13 ranked straw weight Julio Cesar “Gatito” Felix (16-3, 6KOs) took the momentum in the second half of a ten round junior flyweight bout to defeat the popular Sergio “Elegante” Nuñez (4-7), both of Tijuana, via a split decision. For more details and photos click here…



September 30th, 2011

Photo Gallery

Slideshow: Nishioka-Marquez weigh-in

Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s weigh-in at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas: Toshiaki Nishioka, Rafael Marquez, Roman Gonzalez, Omar Soto and more . . . Click here to view



September 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

At the scales in Vegas


Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone

From the MGM Grand’s Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s card promoted by Top Rank, Teiken and Zanfer Boxing:

For the WBC World Super Bantamweight title:
Toshiaki Nishioka 122 vs. Rafael Marquez 121

For the WBA World Light Flyweight title:
Roman Gonzalez 108 vs. Omar Soto 112*
* Soto has two hours to lose four pounds.

Yoshihiro Kamegai 146 vs. Hector Munoz 149*
* Munoz, a late sub, has two hours to lose two pounds.
Jesse Magdaleno 122 vs. Isaac Hidalgo 128*
* Hidalgo has two hours to lose four pounds.
Anthony Lenk 146.5* vs. Winston Mathis 143
* Lenk has two hours to lose three and a half pounds.
Carlos Linares 161 vs. Kevin Riding In 161
Christopher Martin 124 vs. Jose Angel Berenza 124
Hiromitsu Miura 170 vs. Hector Hernandez 170



September 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Puebla, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Sammuel Gutierrez 105 vs. Roil Golez 104.9
(WBC Silver miniumweight silver title)
Alejandro Sanabria 132 vs. Pedro Navarrete 132
(WBC super featherweight Fecombox title)
Cruz Carbajal vs. Pedro Torres 55,300 55,000
10 rounds in Super Bantamweight
José ¨Venado ¨ Perez 120 vs Rosalio Ramos 122
Giovanni Delgado 117 vs. Jesus Romero 118
Venue: Centro de Expositores de Puebla
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
More photos



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC strips Lo Greco

The WBC has announced today that Phil Lo Greco has been stripped of his WBC International welterweight belt due to his refusal to defend against mandatory challenger Victor Lupo (19-1-2, 9KO’s). Lupo is now the preferential challenger for the vacant title. Hennessy Sports Canada, which has already paid the sanction fee for this WBC International title bout, will be given the chance to promote the vacant championship between Lupo and TBA.



September 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Martinez, Barker make weight

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Sergio Martinez 158 vs. Darren Barker 159.5
WBC World Middleweight Championship
Andy Lee 163 vs. Brian Vera 163
Isaac Chilemba 174.5 vs. Jameson Bostic 175
Magomed Abdusalamov 229 vs. Kevin Burnett 304.5
Seanie Monaghan 177 vs. Kentrell Claiborne 175
Steven Martinez 154 vs. Jay Krupp 154
Boyd Melson 154.5 vs. Russ Niggemyer White 155.5
Kevin Rooney 154.5 vs. Daniel Lugo 151.5
J’leon Love 161 vs. Eddie Hunter 161.5
Israel Duffus 160 vs. Troy Artis 159.5
Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Click here for more photos…



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Dawson conference call transcript

"I'm the best light heavyweight in the world!"

Former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, Winky Wright (in camp with Dawson). teainer John Scully and promoter Gary Shaw sopke to the press during a conference call this week about Dawson’s PPV world title challenge against 46-year-old WBC champion Bernard Hopkins on October 15th in Los Angeles. Here is a transcript.



September 30th, 2011

UFC

UFC Live at the scales

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!

From the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. for tomorrow night’s UFC Live, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight championship bout between Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson, and the heavyweight showdown between Pat Barry and Stefan Struve. UFC Live airs on VERSUS beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the entire slate of UFC Live prelim bouts at 6:40 pm ET / 3:40 pm PT.

Main Event – UFC Bantamweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (135) VS Dominick Cruz (135)

Stefan Struve (261) VS Pat Barry (243)
Charlie Brenneman (171) VS Anthony Johnson (171)
Mac Danzig (155) VS Matt Wiman (156)

Rafaello Oliveira (155) VS Yves Edwards (155)
Paul Sass (155) VS Michael Johnson (156)
Byron Bloodworth (138*) VS Mike Easton (135)
TJ Grant (155) VS Shane Roller (156)
Keith Wisniewski (170) VS Josh Neer (171)
Joseph Sandoval (134) VS Walel Watson (134.5)

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For more on UFC Live 6 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Rosinsky Oct 21

DiBella Entertainment returns to Foxwoods Resort Casino with ShoBox: The New Generation doubleheader on Friday, October 21. To be broadcast live on Showtime, the fight will be co-headlined by a sizzling super middleweight showdowns between Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (19-0, 14KO’s) and Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8KO’s) and rising junior welterweight contender Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (17-0, 3KO’s) takes on Daniel Sostre (11-4-1, 4KO’s) for the vacant NABF title. Both bouts are scheduled for 10 rounds.
Showtime will begin live coverage at 11PM ET. (more…)



September 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: PRBBP/José Pérez

Juanma Lopez 124 vs. Mike Oliver 125
Rocky Martinez 129 vs. Daniel Attah 129
José Luis Araiza 121 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 121
Edward Valdez 134 vs. Luis Joel González 135
Omar González 122 vs. Camilo Pérez 124
Anthony Sánchez 140 vs. Carlos López 139
Radames Vélez 138 vs. Kenneth Díaz 142
José Del Valle 133 vs. Rafael González 134
Peter Rampolla 132.7 vs. Jeffrey Fontánez 130.9
Venue: Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, PR
Promoter: Top Rank/PR Best
TV: PPV
Click here for more photos…



September 30th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!

Cruz and Johnson Battle For The 135-lb. Title Tomorrow Night: Plus, heavyweights Pat Barry and Stefan Struve go head-to-head in the Octagon – tomorrow night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT live & free on Versus

Two Legends Collide For The First Time – Shogun vs Hendo Live In San Jose: Tickets available this week for Shogun vs Henderson live in San Jose, plus Wanderlei Silva returns to take on middleweight powerhouse Cung Le, and Urijah Faber battles Brian Bowles! UFC 139 – Saturday, November 19 live at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA – Tickets on sale now!

UFC 139 VIP Packages On Sale Now: Floor seats, meet & greets, backstage tours and more! Get the ultimate experience on November 19th in San Jose! Visit vip.ufc.com to purchase

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For more on UFC Live 6 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



September 30th, 2011

UFC

Barry takes on Struve

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

At 5’11, Pat Barry—on paper—doesn’t seem to be an undersized heavyweight. After a look at his last few opponents, Barry’s weight class seems puzzling.

Mirko Cro Cop (6’1), Joey Beltran (6’1) and Cheick Kongo (6’4) all towered over the former kick boxer in the Octagon. It doesn’t help that Barry went 1-2 in those three bouts either.

This Saturday at UFC on Versus, the undersized heavyweight finds himself in a proverbial David vs. Goliath contest when he meets the division’s tallest fighter, Stefan Struve in the co-main event.

(more…)



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Ashley Theophane Update

Earlier this week, British light welterweight champion Ashley “Treasure” Theophane (30-4-1, 8 KOs) signed a three-year promotional deal with Hatton Promotions. Theophane, 31, is due to make the second defense of his domestic crown against Nigel Wright later this year. “I believe with Ricky and his team backing me, absolutely anything is possible,” Theophane wrote in his blog. “I have been self-managed for the majority of my career and it is time to move to the next level and now with Europe’s number one promoter behind me, the timing could not be better. I am ready to fight the World’s best, just like Ricky did, and I know he can make that happen.”

US-based Cestus Management, however, issued a press release stating that Theophane is still under a valid management agreement with them, as well as a promotional options agreement with Mick Hennessy of Hennessy Sports, and announced that they plan to enforce their agreement.



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton reveals suicide thoughts

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Ricky “The Hitman” Hatton told BBC Radio 5 that after his devastating KO loss to Manny Pacquiao, he harbored thoughts of suicide. “I was so down, I was crying and breaking out and contemplating suicide,” Hatton said. “I was going deeper and deeper into depression. I was going out and having a few drinks. The worst thing you can do with depression is add alcohol to it…I was having blackouts, days on end whether I was drinking or not when I couldn’t remember what had happened in my life. I thank the News of the World because who knows where it could have ended up.”

The tabloid posted a video of Hatton using cocaine, which lead to “The Hitman” entering rehab.



September 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Cunningham, Hernandez make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

Steve Cunningham 199.1 vs. Yoan Pablo Hernandez 200
(IBF cruiserweight championship)
Sebastian Sylvester 159.6 vs. Grzegorz Proksa 159.6
(European middleweight title)
Karo Murat 174.8 vs. Gabriel Campillo 173.9
(IBF intercontinental light heavyweight title)
Venue: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Complete AC undercard

While a national TV audience will see middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KOs) face undefeated European champion Darren Barker (23-0, 14 KOs) and the rematch between middleweights Andy Lee (26-1, 19 KOs) and Bryan Vera (19-5, 12 KOs), fans in attendance at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City can see an additional eight undercard bouts that feature a number of promising up-and-coming prospects including Isaac Chilemba, Steven Martinez, and J’Leon Love. (more…)



September 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Nishioka set for Marquez

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Toshiaki Nishioka is a huge boxing star in his native Japan. The current WBC super bantamweight champion currently sports a record of 38-4-3 with 24 knockouts, but has yet to have American audiences hop on the bandwagon. That may change as the 35-year-old returns to the States for the first time since 2006 when he faces future hall of famer and Mexican boxing living legend Rafael Marquez at the MGM Grand on October 1st . . . Click here for more



September 30th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC LIVE weigh-in today

UFC Live 6 is LIVE on VERSUS Oct. 1!


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For more on UFC Live 6 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com 



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Morales’ challenger decided tonight

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

A very interesting and important super lightweight clash will take place on tonight’s edition of ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). The mandatory WBC super lightweight world title challenger for legendary four-division champion Erik Morales will be decided between unbeaten #1 contender Ajose Olusegun (29-0, 14 KOs) and #6 ranked Ali Chebah (33-1, 26 KOs) at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. It will be the U.S. debut for both fighters.

The opener features unbeaten WBA #5 lightweight Darley Perez (22-0, 17 KOs) matched tough against KO artist Oscar Meza (22-4, 18 KOs).



September 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Surgery for JC Gomez

Last Saturday evening at the Dima Sports Center in Hamburg, former forld champion Juan Carlos Gomez (49-3, 37 KOs) surprisingly dropped a ten round unanimous decision to the “Ding-A-Ling Man” Darnell Wilson, who entered the fight with six straight losses. It was a very flat performance by Gomez and after a medical exam it was determined that there was a torn tendon in his left shoulder. He will undergo surgery today.

Gomez physician says he suffered the injury at least three weeks ago and must have been in severe pain. New Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch immediately fired Gomez’ trainer Leonid Kiselev upon hearing the news.



September 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Gutierrez-Golez presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In front of a large crowd of boxng fans and members of local and international press, local idol and former world champion Sammy Gutierrez (29-6-2, 20 KOs) and Filipino foe Roil Golez (16-5, 6 KOs) faced off in advance of the latest chapter of Mexico vs. Philippines clashes on Saturday at the Exhibitor Center in Puebla, Mexico. The vacant WBC Silver light flyweight belt will be on the line. (more…)



September 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Sturm-Murray Presser

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm

WBA Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm and WBA #3 ranked contender Martin Murray came face-to-face for the first time yesterday to officially announce their December 2nd bout at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. “Ever since I saw Wladimir Klitschko fighting at the SAP-Arena, it was a personal dream for me to step inside the ring here as well. That dream will come true on December 2nd,” Sturm told the assembled press. “I had a bad night in my last fight against Matthew Macklin and I was rightfully criticized but that won’t happen again. I will keep my championship and deliver a spectacular finish.” (more…)



September 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Pawel Wolak

"It’s all or nothing again"

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

“This revenge fight against Delvin Rodriguez is my last door to fights for number one rankings, world titles. The last one. No excuses, I’m playing all chips in again after our boxing war in July. What can I say? This is how I like it: all or nothing,” said Paweł Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KOs) in his first interview after the signing for a highly anticipated rematch against Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KOs) on December 3 in the Mecca of Boxing, New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The bout will be a great addition to an already great evening with WBA lightweight champ Brandon Rios’ first visit to East Coast and, of course, the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito PPV main event. (more…)



September 30th, 2011




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