WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has condemned statements made by WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia's father and trainer Angel Garcia during the Garcia-Thurman ...

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

The newest American boxing world champion is 22-year-old Gervonta "Tank" Davis from Baltimore, Maryland, who claimed the IBF super featherweight title with ...

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Margarito opponent named

By Francisco Salazar

Antonio Margarito will fight Abel Perry in a 10 round junior middleweight bout on May 26th, manager Sergio Diaz told Fightnews.com Wednesday morning. The bout will headline a Top Rank Live card that will take place at the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, AZ. Diaz said the card will televised on Spanish-language Azteca America.

Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) is hoping to rebound from his 10th round stoppage loss to Miguel Cotto on December 3rd at Madison Square Garden in New York City. That bout was a rematch of their July 2008 bout that Margarito won by technical knockout in the 11th round. The victory over Cotto has put Margarito been under a cloud of suspicion due to whether he may or may not have used doctored handwraps. An illegal substance was found under the hand wraps prior to Margarito stepping inside the ring against Shane Mosley six months later. Margarito would lose to Mosley by technical knockout in the ninth round.

Diaz also went on to say that Margarito will train in Tijuana for this fight and not at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Antonio Margarito will fight Abel Perry in a 10 round junior middleweight bout on May 26th, manager …


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Malignaggi hits Ukraine; predicts victory

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) is excited about his world title challenge this Sunday against WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs), airing live in the United States on Integrated Sports Meida pay-per-view, live from Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine.

“I think it’s great because American fans don’t always get an opportunity like this to see fights held overseas,” said Malignaggi, who arrived in the Ukraine today from his training camp in Milan. “This is a high-level fight and not expensive pay-per-view. My fans will be able to watch. This is a good style match-up. Fans will see what Paulie Malignaggi has left and if Senchenko is for real. No matter which way you look at it, fans can get together as a group to watch, or order it individually at home. Boxing fans want to see world title fights and this one they’ll see me beat Senchenko.”

Senchenko vs. Malignaggi, presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95. (more…)

Former IBF junior welterweight champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) is excited about his world title challenge this …



Boxing News

Afolabi: Huck needs a gun to beat me

Photos: Public Address

WBO Interim cruiserweight world champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs) held a media training today in Hamburg, Germany. With his trainer Fritz Sdunek he showed his perfect shape and talked about his preparation and his opponent, WBO Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. Afolabi will face off with Huck on May 5 in a rematch at the Messehalle Erfurt, Germany. Afolabi lost a close points decision in the first fight with Huck in December 5, 2009.

Ola Afolabi: “I am not thinking of losing at all. Marco Huck is a tough fighter but tacticwise he is not very smart. With K2 and the Klitschkos as well as trainer Fritz Sdunek I have a great team and I am much more professional than in 2009. I am the youngest of 8 brothers and thus I always had to fight, it is in my genes. I am mentally and physically ready for Huck. He needs a gun to beat me.” (more…)

Photos: Public Address WBO Interim cruiserweight world champion Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs) held a media training today in Hamburg, …


Announcement

Holm, Mathis set for rematch June 15 in Albuquerque

Photo by Jose Leon Castillo

Fresquez Productions held a press conference today to announce the much-anticipated June 15 rematch between French knockout-artist Anne Sophie Mathis and Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm, universally considered the two best female boxers in the world, at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque.

“The Reckoning,” presented by Fresquez Productions in association with Route 66 Casino Hotel, will showcase a stylistic match-up between invading knockout specialist Mathis and the consummate boxer, southpaw Holm. (more…)

Photo by Jose Leon Castillo Fresquez Productions held a press conference today to announce the much-anticipated June 15 rematch between …




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Q&A: Edwin Rodriguez

By Robert Coster
Photo: Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment

His last fight on March 17th, a flawless ten round unanimous decision over tough Donovan George, really thrust undefeated super middleweight IBF #3, WBC #5, WBA #8 Edwin Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs) to the threshold of a title challenge and has boxing sportswriters and pundits on the watch for his next appearance. Fightnews caught up with the articulate, 26-year-old contender to discuss his boxing past, present and what lays ahead. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photo: Ed Diller / DiBella Entertainment His last fight on March 17th, a flawless ten round unanimous …


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Jhonny Gonzalez arrives in Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Tuesday WBC world featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez and his famous trainer Nacho Beristain arrived in Cancun. WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio “The Kid” Rojas is already in town, having arrived on Saturday with his trainers James McGirt and Terrence Blackmoore. Gonzalez stated that he would make it clear that he is the true world champion.

Two world title fights are on tap Saturday at the Arena in the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun. In addition to the battle of champions between Gonzalez and Rojas, IBF super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado defends against Martin Honorio. Both are mandatory challengers. The ever is presented by Pepe Gomez, Don King and Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Tuesday WBC world featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez and his famous trainer Nacho Beristain arrived in …


Boxing Result

Gallery: Media Day at the Mayweather Gym

Photos by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s Media Day at the Mayweather Gym, with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jessie Vargas, Fifty Cents and DeAndre Latimore.

On May 5, seven-time, five-division world champion Mayweather takes on WBA Super Welterweight champ Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. (more…)

Photos by Chris Cozzone All the shots from today’s Media Day at the Mayweather Gym, with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jessie …


Boxing News

Senchenko-Malignaggi Fact Sheet

Former IBF world champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) travels to the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, to take on unbeaten reigning WBA welterweight world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs) on Sunday. There is a lot riding on this fight for Paulie. If he is able to win a world championship in a second weight class, it’s a certainty that he would defend the belt on the first ever boxing card at the new Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York.

The undefeated Senchenko won the vacant WBA welterweight in an April 2009, pinning the first loss on then-unbeaten interim titleholder Yuriy Nuzhnenko. He has since made three successful defenses – all in Donetsk. The WBA #2 Malignaggi will give Senchenko much needed worldwide exposure and credibility against a well established name. (more…)

Former IBF world champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) travels to the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, to …



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More fallout from Sun Bowl situation

WBC Request to Texas Authorities and the University of Texas El Paso

The World Boxing Council respectfully presents its request to the government authorities of El Paso, the University of el Paso and all the boxing fans in that beautiful city to join so it can be approved that the WBC championship bout where the WBC middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will make the third defense on his title against Irish Andy Lee to be held in that city. This card will be considered as an act of union between of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez and so of The United States and Mexico, plus being the most important bout to be promoted next June 16, 2012.

Senator irked after UT officials cancel boxing match in El Paso

A decision by the University of Texas System to cancel a boxing match in UT-El Paso’s Sun Bowl stadium irked Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, especially since security concerns were cited because of border violence. Rodriguez has spoken out against what he believes are inflated reports of border violence, which have not affected metropolitan areas, such as El Paso.

A boxing match between Julio César Chávez Jr. and Andy Lee scheduled for June 16 has been cancelled because of security reasons, according to an El Paso Times story. “I strongly oppose the decision by the UT System to cancel this fight, especially without consulting local officials regarding any potential threat. This is just one more example of what happens when our state leaders disregard the facts by falsely calling border communities ‘war zones’ without any evidence to support their claims,” Rodriguez said. (more…)

WBC Request to Texas Authorities and the University of Texas El Paso The World Boxing Council respectfully presents its request …


Boxing News

WBC: JC Chavez-Martinez in September

WBC President Jose Sulaiman has announced that WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has signed a commitment to defend his title against Sergio Martinez in September, if he defeats his next challenger Andy Lee in what will be the third defense of his title. Sergio Martinez has already signed the same document, as has Andy Lee. According to the WBC they have silently carried out continuous communications and negotiations with both parties, in spite of media reports that indicated the opposite. “I am convinced of the dignity, pride and honor that a World Boxing Council champion always has,” Sulaiman stated.

WBC President Jose Sulaiman has announced that WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has signed a commitment to …


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Fres Oquendo returns May 25

Hitz Boxing’s popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will return on May 25 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring Chicago’s own former heavyweight title challenger “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event. The undercard includes NABA-US lightweight champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-3-1, 18 KOs), undefeated heavyweight crowd pleaser David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs), and popular Chicago super-middleweight dynamo Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (6-0, 3 KOs) against TBA’s in six-round bouts. All opponents will be announced shortly.

“Due to the tremendous success of these shows and the record-breaking crowd we welcomed at the last show, we are bringing back several of the most popular fighters and introducing some new talent as well,” said Hitz Boxing Founder, Bobby Hitz. “Boxing shows at the Horseshoe are like bringing Las Vegas to the Midwest. It’s a fantastic venue with terrific people to work with and we’re all very excited about this great event.”

Hitz Boxing’s popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will return on May 25 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, …


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Chavez-Lee headed to Houston or San Antonio

By Karl Freitag

Just an hour before today’s kick-off press conference for the June 16 Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Andy Lee world middleweight championship fight at the 51,000-seat Sun Bowl, Top Rank was notified that due to “heightened security issues,” the University of Texas Board of Regents governing all UT schools made a decision to disallow the use of the stadium, located on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, even though UTEP was fully supportive of the event.

Top Rank matchmaker Carl Moretti informed Fightnews.com that the fight will likely be moved to Houston or San Antonio. The fighters have been told to continue training and the fight is definitely happening.

By Karl Freitag Just an hour before today’s kick-off press conference for the June 16 Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Andy …



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Viva Chavez! El Paso Presser

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland pose during a press conference Tuesday in El Paso,Texas to announce their upcoming WBC World Middleweight Championship to be held Saturday, June 16 at a site to be determined. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, At&T and Tecate, this championship card will be televised live on HBO Championship Boxing. Click here for more photos…

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick, Ireland …


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Sartison to have knee surgery (again)

Following his twelfth round KO loss to reigning WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay on Saturday night in Schwerin, Germany, former world titleholder Dimitri Sartison will now require a third surgery on his knee. He may undergo the operation as early as Monday. “I have always lived by the legs, by my mobility. Because of my bad knee it was just not there. In the last round, I simply eased my concentration. Otherwise it would have been different. But, I don’t blame anyone for this. I decided myself that I would box….twice I’ve boxed for a world championship when not fit, and twice I’ve lost. Against Kessler and Balzsay. This is very bitter.” After his knee is repaired, Sartison is hoping for a rematch.

Following his twelfth round KO loss to reigning WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay on Saturday night in Schwerin, Germany, …


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Chavez-Lee fight to be moved

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“Canelo” Alvarez Update from LV

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Now in his last week of heavy training for the defense of his WBC super welterweight championship, Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is seeking to optimize his speed to beat former world champion Shane Mosley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 5. “We will have a complicated fight,” says trainer Edison Reynoso. “Shane Mosley is fast and dangerous with strong punches. He has a lot of experience but we’re working to overcome it.”

“El Canelo” and his team have carefully analyzed videos to pinpoint Mosley’s weaknesses and have a defined strategy for the fight.

“I am training hard and making great progress,” stated Alvarez. “The determination that I have in this training camp will lead me to victory on May 5. I’m not thinking about what I need to do and achieve in boxing. I’m 21 years old and I know that there will be many opportunities. But as I said, that does not affect me as a fighter now. I am proud of what I’ve accomplished to this point and will be proud of winning in May.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Now in his last week of heavy training for the defense of his WBC super welterweight …



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Pavlik returns June 8 in Las Vegas

Former World Middleweight Champion Kelly ‘The Ghost’ Pavlik will return to the ring on Friday, June 8, fighting in the main event on a Top Rank/ESPN Friday Night Fights boxing card in The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. In the co- feature, Mike Lee, the undefeated Notre Dame champion, will fight in a light heavyweight bout.

In the main event, Pavlik (38-2, 33 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio will take on Scott Sigmon (22-3, 13 KOs), of Bedford, Virginia in a scheduled 10-round super middleweight bout. Pavlik, trained by Robert Garcia, is coming off a tremendous knockout stoppage over Aaron Jaco on March 31 in San Antonio, Texas. “I have the power to get right back where I want to get – to a title fight,” Pavlik said.

Mike Lee (8-0, 5 KOs), from Chicago, IL the Notre Dame Champion and undefeated as a professional, is a very popular fighter who is currently featured in national Subway commercials. Lee trains with Ronnie Shields in Houston, Texas.

The June 8 fight card will feature eight bouts in all. The undercard includes 20-year- old fan favorite Jesse Magdaleno (8-0, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas in a six-round super bantamweight bout. Doors open at 4:30 pm, first bell is at 5 pm and the televised bouts begin at 7 pm local time. Tickets, priced at $100, $50, $25 plus applicable fees, go on sale Tuesday, April 24 and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office.

Former World Middleweight Champion Kelly ‘The Ghost’ Pavlik will return to the ring on Friday, June 8, fighting in the …


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Report/gallery: Morales vs. Martinez

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon

Twenty-year old southpaw super flyweight Ivan “Niño Morales” Morales (17-0, 12KOs) took a step towards history last night when he devastatingly stopped Anahuac, Chihuahua’s Edgar “Destroyer” Martinez (9-6, 5KOs) in the first round to capture the vacant WBC Youth super flyweight title in front of over 1,500 home town fans at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium. Morales, the younger brother of seven-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales and former super flyweight WBO champ Diego “Pelucho” Morales, was the headliner for the “La Dinastia Continua (The Dynasty Continues)” fight card presented by Box Latino. With the win, the young Tijuana fighter is on his way to along with his brothers, becoming the first set of siblings to become world champions. (more…)

Ringside report and photos by Felipe Leon Twenty-year old southpaw super flyweight Ivan “Niño Morales” Morales (17-0, 12KOs) took a …


Boxing Result

Cotto confident of victory over Mayweather

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The ‘will they?’ or ‘won’t they?’ game surrounding a much-hyped-but-not -happening mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is like Christmas Day to boxing fans—except the calendar remains stuck on Christmas Eve. It’s not that either fighter has been fighting bums, but the public wants what it wants, when it wants it and Christmas Eve doesn’t quite cut the mustard when your eye is on the gift under the tree.

Christmas Even will come around once again May 5, as Miguel Cotto will try his hands at becoming the first man to defeat “Money” Mayweather as a pro. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone The ‘will they?’ or ‘won’t they?’ game surrounding a much-hyped-but-not -happening …


UFC

Silva-Sonnen II moved to UFC 148

By Anthony Springer Jr.

The long awaited rematch between reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will still take place–just not on the champ’s home turn of Brazil, the UFC announced today.

Due to scheduling conflicts with a United Nations event in the country, the world’s biggest MMA promotion is pulling its blockbuster main event and moving it to July’s UFC 148 card in Las Vegas. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. The long awaited rematch between reigning UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will still …


Boxing News

Oosthuizen faces a tough one in Johnson

By Ron Jackson

IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen faces a tough one when he meets American Marcus Johnson in a 10-round non-title bout at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami Oklahoma on Friday night. The southpaw Oosthuizen (18-0-1, 13 KOs) will be having his second fight in the US. In September last year in Biloxi the 24-year-old South African outpointed Aaron Pryor Jr by wide margins, despite fighting under the handicap of a badly cut and swollen right eye. (more…)

By Ron Jackson IBO super middleweight champion Thomas Oosthuizen faces a tough one when he meets American Marcus Johnson in …


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Kentikian, Pianeta, Botha Presser Quotes

Photos: Eroll Popova

SES boxing returns to the Brandenburg-Halle in Frankfurt (Oder) on May 16th. In the headlineer, “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian (29-0, 16 KOs) defends her female lightweight belts against Melissa McMorrow (6-3-3, 0 KOs), heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (25-0-1, 14 KOs) will lock horns with the “White Buffalo” Francois Botha (48-7-3, 29 KOs). Here are some quotes from the press conference in Frankfurt: (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova SES boxing returns to the Brandenburg-Halle in Frankfurt (Oder) on May 16th. In the headlineer, “Killer Queen” …


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Today: Fans invited to Chavez Jr. – Lee Presser

Today on the field of Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. and #2 world-rated middleweight contender Andy Lee will host an El Paso News press conference to discuss the details on their June 16 world title clash at the Sun Bowl. Joining Chávez Jr. will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Fernanado Beltran. Lee will be with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward and Ron Rizzo of DiBella Entertainment. The news conference begins at 1:00 p.m. MT. Boxing fans are invited to attend.

Today on the field of Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso, Texas, undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of …


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Lucian Bute quotes

The IBF Super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, who is training for a May 26 clash with Super Six finalist and mandatory challenger Carl Froch in Nottingham, England, met the press on Monday at West Palm Beach, Florida. Here are some quotes from Lucian and his trainer Stephan Larouche.

Lucian Bute:

– By saying yes to fight Carl Froch in his hometown, I’m showing the world that I can fight anybody anywhere. I expect a tough fight; I’m working harder at the gym to be ready physically and mentally. I’m really looking forward to defend my Title for the tenth time. it’s going to be an amazing experience!

– I started my training camp about 7 weeks ago and now with just under 5 weeks remaining my training going very well. I am exactly where I should be. The sparring is started too, I have good sparring partners and I’m satisfied. (more…)

The IBF Super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, who is training for a May 26 clash with Super Six finalist and …


Feature Story

Tarver-Kayode Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Former light heavyweight world champion current television boxing analyst Antonio “The Magic Man” Tarver (29-6, 20 KOs) and unbeaten opponent Lateef “Power” Kayode (18-0, 14 KOs) held a press conference Monday afternoon at the J.W. Marriot Hotel at LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles for Showtime’s quadrupleheader on June 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson California.

Also on hand were former world champion Winky Wright (51-5-1, 25 KOs) as well as undefeated middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (26-0, 20 KOs), WBA super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0, 14 KOs) and rising prospect Leo Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KOs). (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Former light heavyweight world champion current television boxing analyst Antonio “The …


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Chavez Jr. hits El Paso

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hits El Paso,Texas with his legendary father Monday night for a press conference Tuesday, to announce his upcoming title defense against top middleweight contender Andy Lee of Limerick,Ireland, Saturday,June 16 at the Sun Bowl 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 Championship Boxing.

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBC Middleweight Champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hits El Paso,Texas with his legendary father …


Boxing News

Golden Boy inks new deal with Fox Deportes

Golden Boy Promotions and FOX Sports Media Group announced a multi-year, multi-media agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to provide live boxing content in the United States and internationally. One originally produced boxing event per month from the United States will air live on FOX Deportes, FUEL TV and FOX Sports regional networks. Additionally, live boxing events from cities throughout Mexico will be carried on FOX Deportes. The first U.S. event is scheduled for May 4 from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and features former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon against Eduardo “El Chucky” Lazcano for the vacant USNBC super featherweight title. In the co-feature, Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith faces Derrick Ennis in a 10-round junior middleweight bout.

During the first year of the partnership, FOX Deportes is scheduled to air a total of 44 live events originating in both the United States and Mexico; for every year thereafter, the network airs 36 live events.

Golden Boy Promotions and FOX Sports Media Group announced a multi-year, multi-media agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to provide live …


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WBA calls Caballero-Garcia purse bid

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA will hold a purse bid for the a mandatory defense of WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero and #1 rated Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia on May 3rd at the at Miami Marriott Dadeland. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza and WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza will oversee the purse bid.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA will hold a purse bid for the a mandatory defense of WBA featherweight champion …


Column

Beltway Boxing Report

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Two DC/Maryland/Virginia-area boxers have national TV exposure coming up in the next two months. As previously mentioned on Fightnews.com, undefeated Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell will face Chazz Witherspoon on Saturday, April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. The bout will be the HBO co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson main event.

Then on Friday, June 8 unheralded Bedford, VA super middleweight Scott “Cujo” Sigmon takes the biggest step of his career when he faces former world champion Kelly Pavlik in a 10-round bout at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The bout will be televised by ESPN2 and it will be Sigmon’s first bout on national television. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Two DC/Maryland/Virginia-area boxers have national TV exposure coming up in the next two months. As previously …


Boxing News

Boxing back at Pechanga May 11

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward, and his famed Kronk Boxing, return on May 11 to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. In the main event, unbeaten jr middleweight Tony “Super Bad” Harrison (6-0, 6 KOs) takes on Ishwar Amador (11-9, 7 KOs). Harrison is considered Kronk’s next big star and has won all six of his fights by KO. “The fans are in for a special treat with Tony Harrison,” said Steward, “He’s very similar to Thomas Hearns. He comes to fight, he is fearless in the ring, he doesn’t fight in reverse like many young fighters of today, he has a lot of poise and confidence, and he has a crowd-pleasing fighting style that Southern Californian fans will appreciate.” Also featured on the card is featherweight Walter “Schoolboy” Sarnoi (10-2, 5 KOs) against Jonathan Alcantara (5-7-2, 1 KO). Tickets available at Pechanga Resort & Casino Box Office, by telephone at 1-877-711-2946, and at www.pechanga.com.

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward, and his famed Kronk Boxing, return on May 11 to Pechanga Resort & Casino in …


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Cancio to face Juarez June 2

Top junior lightweight prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio (13-1-2, 11 KOs) has passed the tests placed in front of him thus far, but the biggest test of his career will come on June 2 when he faces six-time former world title challenger and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Rocky Juarez (28-9-1, 20 KOs) in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo Tecate,” at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

Top junior lightweight prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio (13-1-2, 11 KOs) has passed the tests placed in front of him thus …


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Video: Lucian Bute sparring session

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute spars with Dhafir Smith in preparation for his May 26 clash with Super Six finalist and mandatory challenger Carl Froch. To prepare the champion for the deafening crowd support Froch will receive at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, Bute’s trainer Stephan Larouche has piped in sound from previous Froch fights. Sparring partner Smith also helped Andre Ward prepare for his fight with Froch.

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute spars with Dhafir Smith in preparation for his May 26 clash with Super Six …


Boxing News

Dirks to face Ulrich

Another exciting match-up is in the cards on May 5 in Erfurt: Light-Heavyweights Dustin Dirks and Thomas Ulrich, both from Germany, will square off in the Messehalle. Dirks is undefeated, having won all of his previous 23 fights (17 KOs). Ulrich on the other hand surprisingly lost his last bout back in April 2011 against the Lithuanian Sergej Razvadovskij. The record of the former European Champion stands at 32 victories (22 KOs) to six losses out of 38 fights. The fight in the Messehalle will determine who will play a bigger role in the future of the light-heavyweight division. (more…)

Another exciting match-up is in the cards on May 5 in Erfurt: Light-Heavyweights Dustin Dirks and Thomas Ulrich, both from …


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Paredes-Harris meet May 18

By Phil Doherty

It didn’t take long for Acquinity Sports to establish a boxing beachhead in South Florida this year. Acquinity literally came out swinging with their inaugural January 7th card from the Westin Diplomat Resort on Hollywood Beach. They followed that successful debut with a spectacular “D Day: Dominican Domination” card from the Diplomat on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fight series last month. That show was capped by an 8th-round knockout of the year-worthy effort by former two-division world champion Joan Guzman against Puerto Rican Jesus Pabon.

Now, much like the original D-Day, this newly-crowned “A-team” of South Florida boxing looks to break out inland and storm the 5,500-seat Seminole Hard Rock Live with a world-class card scheduled for Friday, May 18th. The 10-bout card features Hollywood’s own Dominican welterweight contender Ed “The Lion” Paredes (30-3-1, 20 KOs) in a 10-round battle against former light welterweight world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-7-2, 19 KOs). (more…)

By Phil Doherty It didn’t take long for Acquinity Sports to establish a boxing beachhead in South Florida this year. …


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Vargas, Latimore giving back to Boys and Girls Club

Photos courtesy of Javier Molina/Mayweather Promotions

Two of boxing’s fastest rising stars and part of the Mayweather Promotions team take time to visit and give back to The Boys and Girls Club. Both boxers once spend time playing and learning from this great national program that is design to keep kids off the streets and offer educational services. The Boys and Girls club is a place where our youth come to play, learn life skills and feel part of a family that inspires them. (more…)

Photos courtesy of Javier Molina/Mayweather Promotions Two of boxing’s fastest rising stars and part of the Mayweather Promotions team take …










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