Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Tonight’s card in Newark still on

Despite some late adjustments and internet chatter, Tonight’s boxing card at the Robert Treat Hotel is STILL ON AND WILL BE STAGED AS PLANNED. The bouts begin at 7:30 pm and local favorites John Lennox, Tommy Rainone, Anthony Youngn and Lavarn Harvell will all be in action.

John Lennox 228 ½ vs. Rodricka Ray 224
Tommy Rainone 153 ½ vs. Fitzgerald Johnson 157
Lavarn Harvell 175 vs. Brian Donahue 175
Anthony Young 147 vs. Christian Steele 143
Promoter: Gabe Laconte’s First Round Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: Robert Treat Hotel
1st Bell: 7:30 pm est

Despite some late adjustments and internet chatter, Tonight’s boxing card at the Robert Treat Hotel is STILL ON AND WILL …


Boxing News

Del Valle to face Darchinyan?

By Rey Colon – The Sport Press

Unbeaten Orlando del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) in all likelihood will reappear in September in an HBO fight and the opponent mentioned is none other than former world champion Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs). Del Valle is ranked fourth by the WBA and WBO at featherweight, but opted to drop to the 122lb division while Darchinyan will rise from bantamweight to super bantamweight.

By Rey Colon – The Sport Press Unbeaten Orlando del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) in all likelihood will reappear in …



Boxing News

Calderon-Fuentes in late August

By Rey Colon – The Sport Press

The showdown in Puerto Rico between WBO straw weight champion Moisés ‘Moi’ Fuentes and the former King of that division Ivan Calderon will not be held on August 4 according to Peter Rivera, Vice President of the PR Best Boxing Promotions. The bout has been moved to the end of the month and could land at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez or the Cancha Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo.

The August 4 card at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón and would feature the match between former champions Wilfredo “Papito” Vázquez and Rafael Márquez along with former WBO jr lightweight champ Román “Rocky” Martínez against Miguel Beltran. Vázquez-Márquez is not signed and both Rivera and Felix “Tutico” Zabala, President of All Star Promotions, said separately that they are hoping to finalize the negotiations in the next few weeks.

By Rey Colon – The Sport Press The showdown in Puerto Rico between WBO straw weight champion Moisés ‘Moi’ Fuentes …


Boxing News

Chakhkiev declared ready for title shot

The good ranking positions are extremely important for unbeaten WBC #5/WBO #10 cruiserweight Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0, 11 KOs). The hard-hitting 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist from the Universum stable is working hard to become a mandatory challenger as it’s unlikely any reigning champion will accept him for a voluntary defense. “Of course I would fight every world champion and I would be grateful when someone would give me a chance,” said Chakhkiev. “Any champion who chooses me earns a lot of respect. There are definitely easier tasks elsewhere.” Chakhkiev, who already has a win over IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez in the amateurs, is ready to fight for a world title as the earliest available opportunity.

The good ranking positions are extremely important for unbeaten WBC #5/WBO #10 cruiserweight Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0, 11 KOs). …




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Boxing on the beach in Rome

A boxing event on the beach is hard to conceive in Italy, but OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will make it a reality on Saturday June 16, in Fregene, the most exclusive beach close to Rome, the kind of place where actors, showgirls, wealthy businessmen and other V.I.P.s like to spend their vacation. It’s “Battle at the Seaside”, with three fights for a WBC title.

In the main event, Domenico Spada will face Mariusz Cendrowski for the vacant WBC Silver World middleweight championship. Spada is #8 in the WBC rankings, is a former WBC International middleweight champion, has fought Sebastian Zbik twice losing on points (but the first time the Roman fighter won a close decision, according to most experts), and built a record of 34 wins (18 by knock out) and 4 losses. Spada has beaten Cendrowski in 2008, but he doesn’t underrate his opponent: “Mariusz improved a lot since our first fight – Spada said – and his three wins in Germany two on points, one by ko) prove it”. Cendrowski’s record is made of 27 fights: 22 wins (8 within the distance), 3 losses and 2 draws. (more…)

A boxing event on the beach is hard to conceive in Italy, but OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will …


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Pacman comments on Bradley fight

By TMZ Staff


Boxing Result

Yuba keeps Japanese middle belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Four-class national champ Tadashi Yuba (41-7-2, 31 KOs), 159.75, a 35-year-old southpaw six-footer, impressively kept his newly-acquired Japanese middleweight belt as he started his engine early and made short work of top contender Fukutaro Ujiie (17-10-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, at 2:04 of the second round in a scheduled ten rounder on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Yuba, once a lanky southpaw hard-puncher, seized the national lightweight belt in 2000, the super-light throne in 2002, the welter title twice in 2005 and 2007, and the middle crown this year. Once world-rated ten years ago, Yuba no longer belongs to the international level, but is still a popular crowd-pleaser with his give-and-take gameness and hard-hitting ability. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat Four-class national champ Tadashi Yuba (41-7-2, 31 KOs), 159.75, a 35-year-old southpaw six-footer, impressively …


Boxing News

Humbert Soto Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (57-7-2, 34 KOs) closed his high altitude training camp in Cuautitlan Izcalli where he conducted ​​the strongest phase of his training for his fight against Lucas Matthysse (29-2, 27 KOs) on June 23. Soto is traveling today to the city of Tijuana to continue preparing with trainers Bobby and Romulo Quirarte. According to a source, Soto will travel to the U.S. on Monday.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (57-7-2, 34 KOs) closed his high altitude training camp in …



UFC

The making of Chris Camozzi Incorporated

Chris Camozzi is playing to win. And he’s playing hard.

Camozzi – denied an opportunity at a six-figure UFC contract when a broken jaw forced his removal from Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter – isn’t just determined to achieve mortal victory. By the time he steps back inside the Octagon June 22 at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City, N.J., against hometown middleweight Nick Catone, the object is not only doing everything to ensure victory, but to shock fans out of their seats with cries of, “Holy [smokes]!” . . . Click here for more by Jon Lane, UFC.com

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Chris Camozzi is playing to win. And he’s playing hard. Camozzi – denied an opportunity at a six-figure UFC contract …


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Chavez hits the mitts

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hits the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach during training Tuesday night in El Paso, Texas for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday, June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hits the mitts with trainer Freddie Roach …


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Litzau returns Saturday

Report and photo by Jesse Kelley

“The American Boy” Jason Litzau (28-3, 21 KO’s) returns to action this Saturday night at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis, MN. Litzau has only fought in his home state of Minnesota twice over the last seven years and is calling the return home “The beginning of his second career” following a first round KO loss to Adrien Broner a year ago.

“I look forward to starting my second career back in Minnesota,” said Litzau. “I feel rejuvenated after some time away from the ring and I can’t wait to fight again back at home. I expect to fight as many times as possible here this year. My goal is still to win a world championship and fight for a world title in Minnesota.” (more…)

Report and photo by Jesse Kelley “The American Boy” Jason Litzau (28-3, 21 KO’s) returns to action this Saturday night …


Boxing News

Broadway Boxing Presser

Photo: Kenneth B. Goldberg

Before a packed room at the elegant Marco Polo Ristorante in Brooklyn, NY, DiBella Entertainment held the final press conference for the next installment of Broadway Boxing coming Thursday at New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom. Headlining the card is Long Island’s extremely popular undefeated light heavyweight prospect, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (13-0, 8KO’s) who will be fighting for his first title when he takes on Romero Johnson (11-6-1, 6KO’s) with the WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight championship on the line. In addition to Monaghan, featured undercard participants Will “Power” Rosinsky, Gabriel “Tito” Bracero and Floriano “L’Italiano” Pagliara were also in attendance. (more…)

Before a packed room at the elegant Marco Polo Ristorante in Brooklyn, NY, DiBella Entertainment held the final press conference …



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Don King in Montreal

Photo: JLASH

Don King arrived in Montreal this evening (June 12) to appear at a Wednesday press conference formally announcing his fighter, undefeated International Boxing Federation light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (24-0, 19 KOs), will face former World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (26-2-1, 16 KOs) on Aug. 11 in a highly anticipated showdown of two young fighters in their collective prime at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

King was greeted arriving in the Customs area of Montreal-Trudeau Airport by England’s Merseyside Chesire Amateur Boxing Association team. They were arriving in advance of their match up against Canada’s Montreal Select team on Friday and Sunday.

Photo: JLASH Don King arrived in Montreal this evening (June 12) to appear at a Wednesday press conference formally announcing …


Boxing News

Chavez media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. greets the hundreds of fans who came out to see him during media day at the Carolina Recreation Center in El Paso, Texas Tuesday, for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday, June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. more photos

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. greets the hundreds of fans who came …


Announcement

BPA calls for officiating changes

From: The Boxing Promoters Association
To: United States Boxing Promoters
Re: Referees and Judges

On Saturday night there was another decision rendered in a major fight (Pacquaio-Bradley) that jeopardizes the sanctity of our sport and requires immediate action by the boxing world but especially the boxing promoters. The Boxing Promoters Association (BPA) was formed to protect the integrity of the sport and force action upon the state regulators throughout the United States when warranted. The time has come for the promoters to take real action to remedy the all too often outlandish decisions made by State appointed referees and judges that effectively jeopardize the future of our sport, the fighters and the fans.

Unlike other sports, including MMA, boxing has no figurehead. That has to change now if we intend to bring growth and transparency to the fans. The figurehead in this case has to be the BPA on behalf of the fighters who put their lives on the line and the promoters who invest hundreds of thousands and millions into this sport we all love and cherish. We cannot sit idly by and allow regulators to solely control the most important facet of our sport, other than the fighters, by constantly selecting officials on that states ‘merit system’ or ‘his or her turn to work’ basis. If we as promoters don’t have as strong a voice moving forward, the warranted attacks to our sport we’re seeing and hearing today will eventually lead to the complete eroding of our fan base or worse yet, the sport’s demise. (more…)

From: The Boxing Promoters Association To: United States Boxing Promoters Re: Referees and Judges On Saturday night there was another …


Boxing News

Bradley-Pacquiao aftermath

By Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

For once, there was no talk about Floyd Mayweather after a Manny Pacquiao fight. Not a single question about the “Dream Fight” was uttered as journalists pounded away at their laptops trying to find the right words for the situation. It was almost a surreal experience since all the talk after any Mayweather or Pacquiao victory surrounded when the two were going to clash. But not on this night.

Why? Because you cannot discuss a Mayweather-Pacquiao fight when Pacquiao has just lost what is considered by many to be a heinous decision to Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

“Did that just happen?” people were saying aloud to themselves. Yes, it did. Manny Pacquiao had finally lost. (more…)

By Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone For once, there was no talk about Floyd Mayweather after a Manny Pacquiao …



Boxing News

King Reyes Returns June 22nd

Artemio “King” Reyes (15-2, 12 KOs) returns to the ring just a few months after his devasting first round knockout loss in his last fight, a rematch with Alan Sanchez. In their first encounter in 2010 Reyes edged Sanchez with an entertaining split decision win. The circumstances were much different this time around as Reyes’ father passed away within a week of the fight. The loss ended a 14 bout win streak for Reyes. Though some felt that Reyes shouldn’t have taken the fight, Reyes still fought. Reyes will take on veteran Enrique Gutierrez (10-4, 8 KOs)in an 8 round welterweight bout. Gutierrez is coming off of a more than 3 year layoff but has fought solid competition and never has been stopped.

In other action on the same card is an intriguing superfeatherweight match up of once beatens Aalan Martinez (12-1-1, 8 KOs) of Mexico and East Los Angeles resident Ramon Valadez (11-1, 6 KOs). The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds at a catchweight of 128 pounds. The Boxing360 promoted Martinez was scheduled to fight unbeaten Rances Barthelemy on ShoBox last month but was forced to pull out because of a hand injury that has since completely healed. Valadez is coming off of a very impressive victory in his last fight against then unbeaten prospect Kevin Hoskins in his last fight this past April.

WBC Youth World super bantamweight champion Jonathan Arrellano is also said to be featured the same night in an 8 round bout against an opponent to be announced. Site of the event will be the Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, California.

Artemio “King” Reyes (15-2, 12 KOs) returns to the ring just a few months after his devasting first round knockout …


Boxing News

Chambers Fights for Respect

By Rick Scharmberg
Photos: Team Chambers

Former world title challenger and one time top contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday, June 16 to take on WBC #8 and IBF #7-ranked Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs) in the twelve round heavyweight main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Chambers has fought only once since being stopped by Wladimir Klitschko with five seconds remaining in the final round of a title challenge back in 2010. Adamek, a former world light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, also challenged for the heavyweight title, losing in ten rounds against Vitali Klitschko in 2011. “This is one of the better fights that can be made in the heavyweight division,” stated Chambers. “We are two smaller heavyweights whose speed and activity will be great for the division.”

Flash back to July 2009. Eddie Chambers just defeated a still-formidable Sam Peter and unbeaten contender Alexander Dimitrenko, and his star burned brighter than any heavyweight not named Klitschko. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Photos: Team Chambers Former world title challenger and one time top contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 …


UFC

Tickets on sale this week for UFC 150

Tickets On Sale This Week – The UFC Returns To Denver For Henderson vs Edgar II: UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defends the title against the man he bested for it – former champion Frankie Edgar! UFC 150 presented by the United States Marine Corps – Saturday, August 11 live at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, June 13 at 10am MT

International Fight Week Comes To Las Vegas This July: 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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Tickets On Sale This Week – The UFC Returns To Denver For Henderson vs Edgar II: UFC lightweight champion Benson …


Column

San Diego/Tijuana Fight Scene

By Felipe Leon

Despite the rumors, the summer for reigning WBC lightweight king Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs) has just been made official as of yesterday when he signed the contract to face John Molina on September 8th in Oakland, CA. The twelve round championship fight will be broadcast live by HBO. Before that, DeMarco of Tijuana, Mexico, by way of Los Mochis, has signed on to make a voluntary defense against Mexico City’s Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (28-2-1, 21KOs) on July 28th in a city to be determined. That bout will be televised in Mexico by Televisa. DeMarco’s training camp is well on its way with the lanky southpaw sparring yesterday with welterweight Orlando Lora and 140 pounder Juan Carlos “CheChe” Lopez. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Despite the rumors, the summer for reigning WBC lightweight king Antonio DeMarco (27-2-1, 20KOs) has just been …


Boxing News

Canelo lined up to face Ortiz

By Karl Freitag

Just announced by Golden Boy execs Oscar de la Hoya and Richard Schaefer: “Knockout Kings” on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Four fights: WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Victor Ortiz and WBC featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez vs. Daniel Ponce de Leon, plus two other fights to be announced.

Oscar promises “no judges needed.” Ortiz vs. Josesito Lopez will go on as scheduled June 23.

By Karl Freitag Just announced by Golden Boy execs Oscar de la Hoya and Richard Schaefer: “Knockout Kings” on September …


Boxing News

Berrio returns Friday

Former super middleweight champion, Alejandro Berrio (32-5, 29 KOs), returns to the ring this Friday, June 15, when he faces fellow countryman Evert Bravo (18-4-1, 14 KOs) in the 10-round main event at the Coliseo Cubierto Elias Chegwin in Barranquilla, Colombia. Berrio has big wins against current WBO super middleweight titlest, Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) and American Yusaf Mack (30-4-2, 17 KOs), giving both fighters their first losses as professionals. (more…)

Former super middleweight champion, Alejandro Berrio (32-5, 29 KOs), returns to the ring this Friday, June 15, when he faces …


Boxing News

GSP: Kayode not interested in Flores

Once beaten cruiserweight contender BJ Flores (27-1-1, 17 KOs) has gone public, calling out undefeated Nigerian Lateef “Power” Kayode (18-0-1, 14 KOs) after his fight on Showtime Championship Boxing where he had a draw with five-time world champion, Antonio Tarver (29-6-1, 20 KOs). Flores contacted Gary Shaw Productions last week with his request.

Said John Beninati, matchmaker for Gary Shaw Productions, “Dear BJ, first I want to say that I think you are great for boxing and I am a big fan. However, Lateef Kayode had a draw with the best Cruiserweight on the planet last week in Antonio Tarver. Although we at GSP think you’re a good fighter, Lateef Kayode is looking for much bigger fights in the future.”

Once beaten cruiserweight contender BJ Flores (27-1-1, 17 KOs) has gone public, calling out undefeated Nigerian Lateef “Power” Kayode (18-0-1, …


Boxing News

Van Heerden set to defend IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Chris van Heerden (17-1-1, 10 KOs) faces a tough one when he makes the first defense of his IBO welterweight belt against the experienced Sebastian Andres Lujan (39-6-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Also, the first round of the exciting Super 8 Last Man Standing cruiserweight competition begins. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Chris van Heerden (17-1-1, 10 KOs) faces a tough one when he makes the first defense of …


Boxing News

Katsidis returns against Perez on August 10

By Francisco Salazar

Former two-time world lightweight title holder Michael Katsidis will take on unbeaten and hard-hitting lightweight contender Darley Perez on August 10th, Thompson Boxing Promotions General Manager Alex Camponovo told Fightnews.com on Monday afternoon. The bout will take place at the Morongo Casino Resort and Spa in Cabazon, CA and will air on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights.

Canponovo stated that Katsidis will drop down to the lightweight limit to face Perez. Katsidis last fought on April 13th, losing a close 10 round majority decision to Albert Mensah at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. That bout was fought at 140 pounds. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Former two-time world lightweight title holder Michael Katsidis will take on unbeaten and hard-hitting lightweight contender Darley …


Announcement

Teófilo Stevenson passes at 60

Three-time Olympic heavyweight champion Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60 according to reports out of Cuba. Arguably the greatest amateur boxer ever, Stevenson never allowed to turn professional even though he was offered a big-money opportunity to challenge Muhammad Ali. Stevenson won Olympic gold in 1972, 1976 and 1980. If Cuba had not boycotted the 1984 and 1988 games, his medal haul likely would have been even higher.

Three-time Olympic heavyweight champion Teófilo Stevenson of Cuba has passed away after a heart attack at the age of 60 …


Column

Chauke returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Former South African junior featherweight champion Oscar Chauke returns to action for the first time since losing to Jeffrey Mathebula on a split decision in their IBF eliminator on June 11 last year, when he faces Themba Lesiba at Gold Reef City near Johannesburg on June 26.

The Box and Dine tournament is presented by Chauke’s manager and trainer Manny Fernandes, who feels that this is the only way to keep his fighters active with the current slump in South Africa boxing. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former South African junior featherweight champion Oscar Chauke returns to action for the first time since losing …


Boxing News

de Mori returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (18-1-2, 16 KOs) returns to action on Friday against American journeyman Troy “Country Boy” Weida (46-23-2, 33 KOs) over ten rounds at the St Marys Band Club, St Marys, NSW, Australia. The 6’2 de Mori is managed by Don King and is coming off a four round stoppage of Rob Calloway of the USA in March. Weida, 6’3, lost to Alex Leapai in 2011. Weida, 39 years of age, has been in action with several world class heavyweights including Ray Mercer, Orlin Norris and Brian Minto. In other action light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki (24-10-1, 19 KOs) will clash with Joel Bourke (14-22-2, 7 KOs) over six rounds. Also middleweight Kurt Bahram (10-3-1,4KO’s) will be in action against Mark Dalby (2-4,1KO) over six rounds. Promoter Daniel Sheridan and Brendon Bourke.

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing Australian heavyweight Mark de Mori (18-1-2, 16 KOs) returns to action on Friday …


Boxing News

Hovhannisyan to face ex-champ Acosta

By Francisco Salazar

n a very intruiging matchup, former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in a scheduled 10 round bout on July 20th, promoter Gary Shaw confirmed to Fightnews.com on Friday afternoon.

The bout will headline a “ShoBox: The New Generation” card and will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA.

George Bastmajyans, who trains Hovhannisyan, initially reached out to Fightnews.com on May 30th to confirm the Armenian-born fighter was to fight against Acosta. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar n a very intruiging matchup, former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in …


Boxing News

Chavez hits El Paso

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach(L) arrive in El Paso,Texas late Monday night for his upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland, Saturday,June 16 at the Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso,Texas. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach(L) arrive …


Boxing News

Chavez winds up Las Vegas Camp

Photos: Greeday Gibbons

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. wound up his training camp at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas today with Freddie Roach and will head to El Paso tonight for his fight Saturday against Andy Lee of Ireland. Chavez is defending his WBC Middleweight Title. (more…)

Photos: Greeday Gibbons Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. wound up his training camp at The Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas …


Column

What happened to Pacquiao?

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Boxing is a mysterious game. A hero abruptly falls to the ground of obscurity without a crown after a single defeat. This is not to argue the controversial verdict but to point out Manny Pacquiao’s technical problem and suggest his necessity to regain his previous assets as a marvelous superstar. This observer has kept watching Manny Pacquiao since he was an eighteen-year-old flyweight novice training at the LM gym in Manila, Philippines. When I was a manager of the WBC featherweight champ Luisito Espinosa, Manny the Menace, then the flyweight titlist of the OPBF (Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation), appeared on the undercard of Espinosa’s title defense, demolishing Panomdej Ohyuthanakorn in the first round in Koronadal City in December 1997. I carefully watched Manny’s improvement in every fight to see him grow up to be a sensational knockout artist.

Having viewed Pacquiao training under the supervision of the late handler Pablo Leonardo and American trainer Rick Stucki, I realized that the skinny kid had a special talent in exploding his power at a pinpoint though he looked still raw, wild and rough-and-tumble. He then had a bad habit of having the left guard wide-open in throwing a southpaw jab—with his elbow far away from the side of the body. Pacquiao also had his right guard open in extending his southpaw left hand to the full extent. The hard-punching kid looked like a butterfly with his wings open and close. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Chris Cozzone Boxing is a mysterious game. A hero abruptly falls to the ground of obscurity …


Boxing News

Top Rank Makes Formal Request to Nevada Attorney General for Full Inquiry Into Pacquiao vs. Bradley

Bob Arum, Chairman and CEO of Top Rank, said today that he has submitted a formal request to the Nevada Attorney General’s office for a full and complete inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the scoring of Saturday’s WBO welterweight championship fight between defending champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley. The Pacquiao-Bradley welterweight title fight took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more…)

Bob Arum, Chairman and CEO of Top Rank, said today that he has submitted a formal request to the Nevada …


Boxing News

Another new foe for Pierson

First it was Gary Jones, then it was David Adotey Alottey and now it will surely be once-beaten Aaron “Homicide” Mitchell that will take on Richard Pierson this Wednesday night at the Robert Treat Hotel.

The show is promoted by Gabe LaConte’s First Round Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions.

First it was Gary Jones, then it was David Adotey Alottey and now it will surely be once-beaten Aaron “Homicide” …


Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer will make a special announcement tomorrow regarding the upcoming September 15 fight card in Las Vegas. The card is expected to be headlined by WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who is in need of an opponent after the accident of former world champion Paul Williams and developments with James Kirkland. Lately the names of the former world champions Carlos “El Indio” Quintana and “Vicious” Victor Ortiz have been prominently mentioned. A source indicates that Alvarez will begin training in July and will stay in the U.S. until the date of the fight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard …










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