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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Q&A: Kevin Johnson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson talks to Fightnews about his showdown with Alex Leapai on Sunday in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia which be televised on epicentre.tv on Saturday night in the USA.



March 31st, 2012

Boxing Result

Joyi retains IBF minimumweight belt

By Ron Jackson

IBF minimumweight champion Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa was off form and struggled to retain his belt over 12 tough rounds against Japan’s Katsunari Takayama at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Referee Larry Doggette from the United States had an easy nights work as the judges Sylvia Mokaila (SA), Shafeeq Rashada (US) and Marco McDonnell (UK) scored it 116-111, 116-111 and 117-10 in favour of the champion. A capacity crowd saw Joyi (22-0-1nc, 15 KOs) a rather subdued champion fighting from the southpaw stance against the ever advancing Takayama (24-5-1nc,10 KOs) and many ringsiders were of the opinion that the decision could have gone in favour of the challenger.

On the undercard South African featherweight champion Sabelo Jubatha won on a unanimous 12 round points decision over Wonga Ntoyakhe to retain his title. Jubatha improves his record to 14-1, 10 KOs and Ntoyakhe saw his reported record drop to 5-6, 1 KO.Jubatha won on a majority decision

Other results: Junior bantamweight: Zolani Tete, w tko 1, Siphiwo Ntsangani; Junior featherweight: Makazole Tete, w ko 1, Unathhi Cecane.



March 31st, 2012


Boxing News

Soszynski-Saunders officials

By Johnny B’

The scheduled officials for tonight’s light heavyweight clash between Grzegorz Soszynski and Rayco Saunders for the IBF North American championship at “The Club” in Burbank, Illinois, are as follows:

Referee: Genaro Rodriguez (Puerto Rico/Chicago IL). Judges: John McCarthy (Chicago IL), Matthew Podgorski (Chicago IL/Orlando Fla.) and Ted Gimza (Arlington Heights, Illinois). IBF bout supervisor: Al Meier (Iowa).



March 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Pomona

Photo: Showdown Promotions

Andrey Klimov 134.5 vs Robert Rodriguez 133
Ricky Duenas 145 vs Rufino Flores
Jessie Roman 147.5 vs Ramon Flores 152.5
Xavier Montelongo ? vs Santiago Alonso ?
Vahe Saruhanyan 132 vs Ronald 134.5
Alexander Podrezov 142.5 vs Imarjoe Miller 140.5
Jessie Villanueva 120 vs Emmanuel 122.5
Carlos Gonzalez 128 vs Jesus Partida 128.5

The FINISH LINE Sports Grill is located at 2201 N. White Ave. Pomona,
California 91768

Tickets are priced at $40, $60 and $75.

Doors will open at 5:00 PM and the first fight starts at 6:00 PM.



March 31st, 2012


Boxing News

Weights from Tacoma

Photo: Halquist Productions

Jose Hernandez 136 vs Peter Oluoch 137.5
*Oluoch 1.5 lbs over contract weight
Nate Serrano 145 vs Nick Balestra 146
Lisette Medal 130 vs Sarah Pucek 126
William Fernandez 140.5 vs Jonathan Zumudio 141
Beau Hamilton 147 vs Ray Lampkin 144.5
Isaac Tabedo 153 vs Jesse Uhde 152.5

Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma
Tickets: Emeraldqueen.com
Doors Open: 6 pm
First Bell: 7 pm



March 31st, 2012

Boxing News

Weights from Woodland Hills

Photos: Bash Boxing

Donyil Livingston 162.6 vs. Elie Augustama 163.2
Tyrell Hendrix 168 vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez 167
Zachary Wohlman 146.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 146.4
Herbert Acevedo 134.6 vs. Eddie Ramirez 134.6
Celine Roman 125.2 vs. Claudia Gutierrez 124.6
Oscar Diaz 133.8 vs. Oscar Santana 130.8
Neil Arellano 146.4 vs. Shawn Gary 143.6
Daniel Roman 119.4 vs. Jesus Adame 119.2

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March 31st, 2012

Boxing Result

Vasquez wins close one over Briones

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA jr flyweight champion Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (30-5, 21 KOs) won a unanimous eleven round decision over Mario Briones (21-2-1, 15 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title on Friday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. It was a close, good action slugfest throughout that could have gone either way. Scores were 105.5-104.5, 106.5-105.5, 107-104.5.

Other results:
Azael Cosio KO2 Tomas Mendez/WBC Latino welterweight title
Cecilia Comunales TKO1 Maribel Santana/vacant WBA female lightweight title
Ismael Barroso TKO5 Julio Camaño/WBA Fedebol lightweight world title
Alys Sanchez W6 Paulina Cardona
Luis Garcia KO2 Elvis Garcia
Jorge Luis Mungia TKO3 Rubiel Zurdo
Migdalia Asprilla TKO6 Paola Rojas



March 31st, 2012

Boxing Result

Lundy tops Williams; Ayala beats Mitchell

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photo: Emily Harney

Philadelphia native “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) is still the NABF lightweight title holder after he defeated St. Louis’ Dannie Williams (21-2, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Scores of the bout for Lundy were 97-92 twice and 98-91. Lundy was hit in the first with a left hook from Williams that caused him to put his glove to the canvas. Referee Danny Schiavone gave Lundy the standing eight count and he recovered to end the round. In round three, both fighters had every fan in the arena on their feet as Lundy and Williams would not back down and stunned each other several times that round as neither gave up. Williams continuously had Lundy where he wanted him early on as he had Lundy’s back against the ropes. It allowed Williams to tee off on Lundy several times during the bout. By round seven it was Lundy that had Williams against the ropes as both battled trading hooks and body shots. Lundy began boxing more as he used his jab, changed up his approach, and now had Williams confused in round eight. Lundy boxed Williams well in the final two rounds of the bout as he slipped away from his opponents attack and landed his jab effectively. Lundy almost put Williams away in the final round as his opponent almost hit the canvas as the final bell rang. The seven bout fight card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.
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Former world title challenger and New Haven, Connecticut’s Elvin Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Eric Mitchell (23-9-1, 11 KOs) in the co-feature bout of the evening. Scores of the bout were 79-73 twice and 78 -74. Mitchell, who took the fight on three days notice fought well early but it was apparent that after the second round, he was fatigued. Ayala took advantage and went after the 42 year old Mitchell throughout. To his credit Mitchell fought an excellent fight on short notice and as the fight wore on, he took his time to gather himself to stay in the fight. Both fighters continued to pace themselves while Mitchell took the fight to Ayala as well in the later rounds. Both Ayala and Mitchell stood toe to toe in the final round in what was a better than expected fight. Ayala almost put Mitchell away late but Mitchell barely survived for the final bell. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Soszyński, Saunders at 174 pounds

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Grzegorz Soszyński (20-1, 10 KO) and Rayco Saunders (22-14, 9 KO) had no problem making weight for their vacant IBF North America light heavyweight title fight this Saturday at “The Club” in Chicago. They had exactly the same weight – 174 pounds – and both are very confident about their chances.

“I’m not impressed with Soszyński’s record because I fought much tougher opposition,” said Saunders. “I have more experience and more determination and it will be clearly visible in the ring.”

“Nobody cares what Rayco wants to say now. He does not know me, he does not know where I’m coming from. I’m ready for 12 hard fought rounds. My girlfriend surprised me, arriving today from Poland and nobody want to lose in front of their loved ones,” said Soszyński.



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights From Merida

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions

José Pinzon 160 vs Rogelio Medina 160
Silverio Ortíz 140 vs Mahonry Montes 139
Miguel Berchelet 130 vs Alberto Chuc 132
Juli Yedras 105.30 vs Mises Taz Calleros 105
Josue Beraza 126 vs José Jiménez 126.8
Miguel Herrera 112 vs Moisés Chuc 112

Venue: Polyforum Zamná
Promoter: Maxboxing and Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca

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March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Linares, Thompson make weight

Photo: Juan Alberto Salazar/El Quequi

Jorge Linares 134.6 vs. Sergio Thompson 134.2
(WBC lightweight eliminator)
Marco Antonio Periban 167.6 vs. Gerardo Diaz 164.4
Carlos Cuadras 116.1 vs. Humberto Morales 116.8
Naciff Castillo 115 vs. Faustino Cupul 117.5
Francisco Vargas 129.8 vs. Carlos Fernando Perez 129
Jorge Romero 136.6 vs. Eduardo Canales 137

Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: Fox Deportes



March 30th, 2012

Feature Story

Williams Is All Business

By Brian Grammer
Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

“We got this fight for one reason….to take Hank Lundy’s title!” said “Dangerous” Dannie Williams. “All this trash talk, it’s all him. It’s not personal for me, just business. He’s making it personal.” Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) dukes it out with NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. All business is the attitude that Williams has had since moving from his home in St. Louis, MO to Youngstown, OH several years ago to work in the South Side Boxing Club with world class trainer Jack Loew. Steve Smith of Rumble Time Promotions, the promoter of Williams, asked Dannie to make the move to Youngstown to further his career. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Long Island

Chris Algieri 141 vs. Winston Mathis 141
Cletus Seldin 143.25 vs. Marcus Hall 142
Rich Neves 150.5 vs. Joe Yerdon 151
Jacques Louis vs. Clyde Daniels
Raul Nuncio 154.25 vs. Valadrin Muriqi 153.25
Emmanuel Latei Lartey 143.25 vs. Carlos Ramos 114.5
Danny Netzer 160 vs. Steven Tyner 165
Venue: Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Los Cabos (on the sea)

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In an unprecedented weigh-in in Mexico and probably in the world, boxers fighting on Saturday’s “Los Cabos on Fire” card weighed in on a yacht in the waters near the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

Hugo Ruiz 117.75 vs. Yonfrez Parejo 117.75
(WBA interim bantamweight world title)
Ana María Torres 114.75 vs. María Andrea 114.75
(WBC female super flyweight world title)
Ava Knight 111.10 vs Honfah Tor Buamas 111.10
(IBF female flyweight world title)
Alejandro Sanabria 135.00 vs Balweng Bongoyan 134.20
(WBC lghtweight silver title)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing
Venue: Gimnasio Auditorio, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
TV: Televisa more photos



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Hamilton, NJ

Photo: Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna

Jameel McCline 271 vs. Livin Castillo 215
Przemyslaw Opalach 161 vs. Eberto Medina 157.5
Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 vs. Daniel Crabtree 148
Alando Swain 157 vs. Eddie Edmonds 157
Mikayla Nebal 120.5 vs. Nydia Feliciano 120
Tyrone Luckey 135 vs. Ramon Ellis 138
Venue: Hamilton Manor
Promoters: Nedals Promotions & Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing
1st bell: 7:30 PM Eastern



March 30th, 2012

Boxing Result

Charr defeats Bidenko

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside
Photos: Klaus Frevert

In the main event of the action packed fight night in at the Martim Hotel in Cologne, Germany, WBC International Silver heavyweight champion Manuel Charr made another step towards recognition as a serious contender at the most prestigious weigh-class in the sport. In the first defense of his minor belt and his first fight as his own promoter, he showed poise and good boxing skills in defeating rugged and tough ex-contender Taras Bidenko by twelve round unanimous decision. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Not long ago, Kelly Pavlik stood on top of the not only the middleweight division, but on top of the boxing world. He was unbeaten, held multiple world titles, and had the backing of a prominent manager and a major promoter in boxing (Top Rank). While Top Rank and Cameron Dunkin are still promoting and managing him respectively, Pavlik no longer had world title belts around his belt and lost unanimous decisions to Bernard Hopkins and Sergio Martinez. While Pavlik has never been one to back down from a fight, he has to battle major battles in recent years. No, they were not against Hopkins, Martinez, or Jermain Taylor, but personal problems outside of the ring.

Alcohol problems and a recent arrest had the media putting the spotlight more on what Pavlik did outside of the ring than on his accomplishments inside of it. That did not stop Pavlik from breaking away from trainer Jack Loew, travel 2,500 miles from his hometown of Youngstown, OH to Oxnard, CA to work with trainer Robert Garcia. With Garcia in his corner and knowing that it is now or never, Pavlik will embark on a new chapter in his career, one that he hopes will return him to prominence. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Finland

Eva Wahlstrom 128.9 vs. Agota Ilko 129.4
(vacant EBU female super featherweight title)
Edis Tatli 136 vs. Sarfo Tyson 135.5 (WBO12)
Niko Jokinen 167.7 vs. Mohammed Akrong 164.9
Jaakko Myllylä TBA vs. Iban Gallardo TBA
Jarkko Putkonen 140.8 vs. Imre Simon 144.4
Eemeli Katajisto 177.9 vs. Robert Halas 173
Venue: Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland
Promoter: P3 Promotions



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Colon, Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ricardo Cordoba 125.5 vs. Eduardo Garcia 123
Nicolas Walter 127.25 vs. Hector Marquez 124.5
Julio Canastuj 104.75 vs. Aris Rodriguez 104.75
Jose Valdez 130.25 vs. Hector Caballero 131.25
Stephon McIntere 113 vs. Anastacio Zurdo 117.5
Promoter: Premium Boxing
Venue: Hotel Melia, Colon City



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

WBA News

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association is celebrating the 69th birthday of President Gilberto Mendoza who today celebrates another anniversary of life. Mendoza was born on March 30, 1943, in Cubiro, Lara State in Venezuela, and has led the WBA since 1982, at which time he won the presidency in the Convention held in Puerto Rico.

WBA regular super welterweight champion Austin Trout and interim champion Anthony Mundine will have to wait for a WBA decision regarding their WBA mandated fight after no representatives from either fighter attended Thursday’s purse bid. WBA vice president and head of the World Championships Committee Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that the WBA “reserves the right to apply the necessary measures.”



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from San Antonio

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Kelly Pavlik 169.2 vs. Aaron ‘Jedi’ Jaco 169.4
Frankie Leal 125.4 vs. Evgeny Gradovich 125.6
Ivan Najera 132 vs. James Lester 131.8
Luis Zarazua 125 vs. Victor Sanchez 124.4
Adam Lopez 119 vs. Ramon Bayala 119
Eduardo Alicea 173.4 vs. Edwynn Jones 169.6
Saul Rodriguez 127 vs. Ricardo Valencia 126.8
Btyant Perrella 151 vs. Arturo Lopez 155
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Azteca America (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Ovsepyan-Johnson Preview

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California this Saturday night with a scheduled nine-bout card taking place at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona. In the main event, Armen Ovsepyan will take on Dashon Johnson in an eight round bout for the California State welterweight title. Ovsepyan (12-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jorge Pimentel in the second round of his last bout in December, while Johnson (13-5-3, 4 KOs) is coming an eight round split-decision loss to Aaron Martinez last month. Ovsepyan was born in Armenia, but began his professional career in Russia, while Johnson resides in the San Diego suburb of Escondido. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Carlos Palomino Card Giveaway

Right in with its flashback to the 1970s, Art of Boxing’s “Saturday Boxing Fever” show at the Warner Center Mariott in Woodland Hills will feature a vintage trading card giveaway of one of the most decorated fighters of the 1970s, Hall of Famer and Former WBC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Palomino. Palomino, an all-time Los Angeles favorite who fought two dozen times at the famed Olympic Auditorium, will be in attendance for “Saturday Boxing Fever”. Palomino won the WBC Welterweight title in on June 22, 1976 and defended his title seven times over the course of the next 3 years before losing in a controversial split decision to fellow boxing great Wilfred Benitez. Since his boxing career, Palomino has become a popular actor, commentator, and speaker. The first 100 fans through the doors of “Satruday Boxing Fever” will receive a vintage Carlos Palomino trading card.

Tickets to SATURDAY BOXING FEVER, a special 70s version of WAR AT WOODLAND HILLS, can be purchased online by going to www.bashboxing.com or by calling (626) 388-8888. SATURDAY BOXING FEVER takes place on Saturday, March 31, 2011 at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills. Doors Open at 7:00 pm, First Bout at 7:30 pm sharp.



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Abraham, Wilczewski make weight

Here are the weights from Kiel, Germany:

Arthur Abraham 168 vs. Piotr Wilczewski 167.8
(WBO Europe super middleweight title)
Eduard Gutknecht 173.7 vs. Tony Averlant 174.2
(European light heavyweight title)
Mateusz Masternak 198.4 vs. Felipe Romero 199.1



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. to face Martirosyan or Lee

By Francisco Salazar

And then there were two. Middleweight contender Andy Lee or unbeaten super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan will be the likely opponent to face Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told Fightnews.com on Wednesday. The bout will take place at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, TX and will be televised on HBO’s World Championship Boxing. Originally, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Malley was to face Chavez, Jr., but had to withdraw from the fight last week because he was unable to obtain a visa to travel to the United States due to legal problems. Ideally, Martirosyan may be the likely candidate because he and Chavez are both promoted by Top Rank. The Armenian-born Martirosyan, (32-0, 20 KOs) from Glendale, CA, also fought on the same card as Chavez at the Alamodome in San Antonio on February 4th, stopping overmatched Troy Lowry in the third round. Lee (28-1, 20 KOs), who is promoted by Lou DiBella, stopped Saul Duran in the second round three weeks ago. Lee has won his last 13 bouts in a row since being stopped in the seventh round by Brian Vera four years ago. Lee would avenge that defeat, winning a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Vera in October.



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Abraham, Wilczewski predict victory

Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) is the final obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. The two fighters battle it out in Kiel, Germany on Saturday night and both have vowed to be the winner.

Piotr Wilczewski: “As long as the fight is going the distance and the judges are objective, I will be the winner.”

Arthur Abraham: “I am going to beat Wilczewski and fulfill my biggest wish, which is getting another chance to win a world title. This time I will be ready for it!”



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Cloud on the horizon?

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Negotiations have re-opened for a possible fight between Jean Pascal and IBF light-heavyweight Tavoris Cloud according to Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel. The GYM promoter was very guarded and cautious about on-going negotiations for a possible July fight that are progressing, albeit slowly. “We believe that they would like to make this fight,” Michel told FightNews, “We’re talking so hopefully there will be some more news to report soon.”



March 30th, 2012

Feature Story

Manuel Charr: The Next Heavyweight Contender?

German based heavyweight faces Taras Bidenko tonight

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Marianne Müller

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are undoubtly on top of the heavyweight division. The hard-hitting brothers split all the belts in between them (Vitali is the current WBC champ, his younger brother owns the WBA, IBF and WBO straps) and they toy with almost every challenger they face. David Haye, Tomasz Adamek or Eddie Chambers – all of them have failed in an attempt to dethrone one of the Ukrainian brothers. Currently, there is not one fighter out there, who can call himself the number one challenger.

However, the heavyweight division is making some noise again. Some young guns are emerging; some old lions are on a second run towards a world title shot. American Seth Mitchell appears to be a serious contender to bring the most prestigious title in sports back to the USA, Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin is already the regular WBA champ, Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck gave a good account of himself in losing a title shot against Povetkin and might have a future at heavyweight. Veterans Eddie Chambers and Tony Thompson are close to securing another shot at the Klitschko brothers, and the charismatic ex-champ David Haye might come back from retirement to challenge Vitali Klitschko later this year. (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

The Future of Boxing

By Dave Spencer

Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez was in Montreal Wednesday to help local impresario Alex Choko drum up support for the stunning “The Future of Boxing” an elaborate testament to the sport of boxing and featuring its most important fighters and decision-makers. A total of 50 exclusive interviews are at the core of this ambitious project that had Choko travelling the world for the past five years and talking to the sport’s legends in intimate settings and packaged in a square 12×12 coffee table format that will produced in conjunction with the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The results which are stunning are brought to life by an accompanying DVD documenting many of the highlights of each interview. (More)



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Cologne

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo by M. Rose

WBC Silver International heavyweight champion Manuel Charr (20-0) weighed in at 111.5 kilogram/245,82 pounds for his title defense tomorrow night at the “Gala Dinner Boxing” event at the Maritim Hotel in Cologne, Germany. His opponent, the experienced Taras Bidenko (28-4) tipped the scale at 97.5 kilogram/214,95 pounds.

In the co-feature, Christian Hammer makes the first defense of the German International heavyweight title against Alexander Kahl. The champion weighed in at 114.5 kilogram/252.43 pounds, the challenger at 105 kilogram/231.49 pounds.

The whole event will be streamed live and for free by Figosport.de at 9PM GMT.



March 30th, 2012

Boxing News

WBA #12 Vlamis in action

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

WBA #12 light heavyweight Manny Vlamis (11-2, 8 KOs) will be in action on Friday when he will clash with tough Samoan Togasilimai Letoa (11-9-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Promoter Peter Maniatis said, “This will be a good test for Manny Vlamis who is now world rated and is attracting a big fan base in Australia. I’m also proud of my televised boxing program – “KO BOXING,” which first started in 2002. It has featured world champions, Nonito Donaire, Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech, Lester Ellis, Lionel Rose, Johnny Famechon, Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Harding, Danny Green, Roy Jones Jr…” (more…)



March 30th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Foxwoods

Hank Lundy 135 vs. Dannie Williams 135
(NABF lightweight title)
Elvin Ayala 158 vs. Eric Mitchell 159
Frank Trader 129 vs. Adrian Perez 131
Christian Lao 140 vs. Thomas Miller 140
Nick Lavin 174 vs. Paul Gonsalves 172
Shelito Vincent 124 vs. Karen Dulin 124
Joe Smith Jr. 180 vs. Ralph Johnson TBA
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantuckett, CT
Promoter: CES
TV: ESPN2



March 29th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Roberto Vasquez 120.75 vs. Mario Briones 122
(WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title)
Azael Cosio 148 vs. Tomas Santana 146
(WBC Latino welterweight title)
Cecilia Comunales 135 vs. Maribel Santana 133
(WBA female lightweight world title)
Alys Sanchez 126 vs. Paulina Cardona 126
(WBA Fedefem featherweight title)
Migdalia Asprilla 125.5 vs. Paola Rojas 130
(WBA Fedebol lightweight title)
Ismael Barroso 135 vs. Julio Camaño 133
Luis Garcia 122 vs. Elvis Garcia 122



March 29th, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Abdiel “Mortero” Ramìrez de Chihuahua 137.75 vs. Alejandro Barrera 135.30
Martìn “Pini” Casilla 119.25 vs. Francisco Màrquez 119.25
Martìn Tecuapetla 111.75 vs. Oscar Blanquet 111.75
Irma Garcìa 121.50 vs. Julia Hernàndez 121.50

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo y Producciones Deportivas Maldonado
Venue: Foro Polanco del Distrito Federal
TV: Cadena Tres



March 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Walters, Cordoba headline Saturday

By Robert Coster

Featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters ( 19-0, 16 KOs), WBA #2, IBF #6, WBO #8, WBC #9, is stepping back into the ring after a five-month layoff, facing grizzled, 38-year-old Mexican veteran Hector Javier Marquez (30-23, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Colon, Panama. The Jamaican-born, Panama-based Walters had this say about his rival: “I’ve seen tapes of Marquez and he is a real tough guy, always coming forward, a real pressure fighter.” Concurs Walter’s manager Jacques Deschamps: “Marquez has a deceptive record because he has faced seven world champions and beaten three of them. Also, in his long career, he has won five regional titles. Nicholas has to use his speed and skills against such an opponent.”

The co-main event features former WBA world champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (38-3-2, 24 KOs) crossing gloves with Eduardo”Bambino” Garcia (21-7-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico with the WBC Latino featherweight title at stake over 12 rounds. The 8 fight card will be held at the plush Melia Hotel and Casino and is promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions.



March 29th, 2012




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