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ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

ESPN2 weights from Foxwoods

Photos: David Spagnolo/Main Events Lightweight Karl "Dynamite" Dargan (17-0, 9 KOs) returns to Foxwoods' Fox Theatre to face Tony "The Lightning" Luis (18-2, ...

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Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

Patrick Teixeira new kid in the 154 pound block

By Hesiquio Balderas Patrick Teixeira is not your typical fighter, he's not your typical boxer either. His style is a rare combination that ...

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Terence “Bud” Crawford mulls over options at 140

Terence Bud Crawford mulls over options at 140

By Bill Green Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Omaha, Nebraska's world lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford (25-0, 17 KOs) is planning his next move.... only ...

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Vargas, Reyes triumph in Ixtapa, Mexico

Vargas, Reyes triumph in Ixtapa, Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Promociones del Pueblo Unbeaten WBC #4 rated super bantamweight Rey Vargas (23-0, 20 KOs) scored a second round KO ...

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Rios destroys Alvarado in three

Rios destroys Alvarado in three

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Scale Watch

Weights from Dover, Del.

By Rick Scharmberg

Franklin Lawrence 238 vs Jason Gavern 247.5
Amir Mansour 235 vs Raymond Ochieng 249.5
“Mighty” Mike Tiberi 167 vs Timothy Hall Jr. 163.5
Anthony Caputo Smith 178 vs Dannon Svab 180
“Queen” Ronica Jeffrey 131 vs Elizabeth Sherman 133
Omar Douglass 132 vs Eric Hall 133
Dan “Bada Bing” Biddle 187 vs Maurice Amaro 182
Venue: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware



May 27th, 2011



UFC

UFC 130 at the scales

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Photo courtesy of Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales

From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 130 card:

Main card televised on PPV:
Matt Hamill 205 vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson 205
Frank Mir 260 vs. Roy Nelson 260
Travis Browne 247 vs. Stefan Struve 255
Thiago Alves 170 vs. Rick Story 170
Jorge Santiago 185 vs. Brian Stann 186

Preliminary card televised on Spike TV:
Demetrius Johnson 135.5 vs. Miguel Torres 135.5
Tim Boetsch 186 vs. Kendall Grove 185

Preliminary card televised on Facebook.com:
Rafaello Oliveira 155 vs. Gleison Tibau 155
Chris Cariaso 135 vs. Michael McDonald 136
Renan Barao 135 vs. Cole Escovedo 135

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Zabala Jr. finds new Miami venue

Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc and Deportes Telemundo have announced the return of “Boxeo Telemundo” to the city of Miami after a eight month hiatus due to the closing of the boxing program of the Miccosukee Resort and Casino which had been home of the series for over 10 years. “I’m very happy to return home with our series. My father promoted in our city for over 20 years and since his illness I have been doing it for over 10 years. It’s been history and we have every intention of staying. It will be a special night and we are working a great show” said Zabala. The official announcement for the June 24 show will be done at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at the Miami Dade County Auditorium in Miami, Florida, a local landmark which celebrating its 60th anniversary. The event is being promoted in association with Pugilistic Promotions.



May 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Konecny retains Euro 154lb belt

By Karl Freitag

Fighting in his hometown of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, European super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny (47-3, 22 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory Euro challenger Hussein Bayram (34-4, 19 KOs). Konecny pressured and outworked the taller Bayram throughout the fight, winning by scores of 119-109, 117-111, 118-110.

In a world title clash between unbeaten female middleweights, WBO/WBF champion Christina Hammer (10-0, 7 KOs) defended her belts with a ten round unanimous decision over Maria Lindberg (5-1-2, 1 KO). In a good action fight, Hammer did a little more to win 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

The card was promoted by Ulf Steinforth’s SES Boxing.



May 27th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 130 weigh-in LIVE!

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Rios-Antillon is official

Tickets Go On Sale May 31 at 10AM PT

Undefeated WBA lightweight champion “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios will make the first defense of his world title when he takes on two-time world title challenger and current top-five-rated contender Urbano Antillon, Saturday, July 9, at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. The co-main event will feature former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron and Carlos Molina in a 10-round super welterweight fight. Both bouts will be televised live on SHOWTIME®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast.)

The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast will also include highlights from overseas as IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0, 23 KOs), defends his title for the eighth time – but first in his home country of Romania – against mandatory challenger Jean-Paul Mendy (29-0-1, 16 KOs). (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Bonus FIGHT CAMP 360°

New Pacquiao-Mosley Episode will air June 4

Plus SHOWTIME EXTREME® Delivers Past Super Six Bouts & FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six World Boxing Classic Replays All Week

A special 15-minute edition of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley will premiere on SHOWTIME® at 8:45 p.m. ET/PT, just prior to the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal between Carl Froch and Glen Johnson on Saturday, June 4. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the days leading up to the Manny Pacquiao-Shane Mosley mega fight from Las Vegas, as well as an intimate view of the fighters’ trainers and family members throughout the 12-round championship bout on SHOWTIME PPV® and the aftermath that ensued. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

New Mexico fight criticized

By Chris Cozzone

New Mexico Athletic Commission (NMAC) Chairman Alberto Leon is criticizing the upcoming June 4 fight between Hector Munoz and Jorge Reyes. Munoz vs. Reyes will be the co-main on the Johnny Tapia vs. TBA bill at Hard Rock at Isleta, south of Albuquerque – a card that is being sanctioned by the Isleta Athletic Commission. When approached about whether such a fight would be approved by the NMAC, Chairman Leon answered that he does not believe so.

“I am only one member of the commission and do not speak for everyone,” Leon said today. “But it’s extremely unlikely that a fight between Munoz and Reyes would be approved – for many reasons. Based on Reyes’ record, weight discrepancy and multiple suspensions, not only would the fight not be approved, but Reyes would not be given a license.” (more…)



May 27th, 2011

UFC

Rampage is all smiles

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

After appearing disinterested in fighting for the last year and some change, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson appeared to be a brand new man.

Despite not initially being excited about his now headlining bout with Matt “The Hammer” Hamill at tomorrow’s UFC 130, the Memphis native was all smiles at Wednesday’s press conference.. . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Agbeko-Mares rescheduled

SHOWTIME Bantam Tourney Final on August 13

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Joseph King Kong Agbeko has been cleared by doctors to return to work and will defend his IBF bantamweight championship against undefeated rising star and WBC Silver 118-pound titleholder Abner Mares, who will also defend his title, in The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All on Saturday, August 13, live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at a site to be determined.

The highly anticipated 12-round world title matchup between New York-based Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) of Accra, Ghana and Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, was originally scheduled for April 23, but was postponed when Agbeko was injured moments after arrival at Los Angeles International Airport for fight week. Doctors at a nearby hospital diagnosed the champion with sudden onset sciatica, a back injury.

The August 13 SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast will be Agbeko’s fourth consecutive appearance on the network and the third in a row for Mares. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Konecny, Bayram make weight

Lukas Konecny 153.25 vs Hussein Bayram 153
(European super welterweight title)
Christina Hammer 157.75 vs Maria Lindberg 154.5
(WBO/WBF female middleweight titles)
Vedran Akrap 160 vs Jan Balog 159.9
Arleta Krausova 120.4 vs Eva Henesova 121.25
Stephan Horvath 162.5 vs Vladimir Fecko 160
Venue: Zlatopramen Arena, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic
Promoter SES Sport Events Steinforth

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May 27th, 2011

Announcement

Real ‘Homecoming’ for Whitley

First pro card in over ten years for Holyoke, MA

Battle-tested boxer Derrick “Double Impact” Whitley (24-25-3, 11 KOs) returns to the ring June 25th for the first time in nearly four years in his hometown of Holyoke, MA at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke to when the American Fighting Organization presents the “Homecoming!” (more…)



May 27th, 2011

UFC

UFC stars predict winners for 130

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Who will prevail when Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt “The Hammer” Hamill collide in the main event of UFC® 130 this Saturday, live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas? While fans across the globe debate the highly-anticipated light heavyweight bout between the two fighters, as well as a co-main event battle between former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir and The Ultimate Fighter® season 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson, some of the world’s most recognizable fighters served up their predictions for the Memorial Day weekend UFC extravaganza. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Announcement

Fights Return to Hartford

Bulldog Cartel Promotions launches its “The New Generation Boxing Series” Saturday night, June 18 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.  “We’re committed to bringing Saturday night pro boxing back to Connecticut and showcasing the pool of young talent here right at home,” said former NYC fan favorite cruiserweight and now-a-promoter Craig Salamone. “Our shows will feature entertaining, competitive fights for local bragging rights. These young guys need to fight in order to improve and a build fan base. Bulldog Cartel Promotions is going to give them that opportunity on a regular basis.” (more…)



May 27th, 2011

UFC

Santiago to max 2nd chance with UFC

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

“Now I will do what I didn’t do last time.”

With an impressive 23-8 record, it may seem puzzling that UFC middleweight Jorge Santiago mentions making the most of his second chance. To the casual fan, the Brazilian will be a largely unfamiliar face when he makes his UFC debut Saturday at UFC 130. . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 27th, 2011

UFC

Octagon Nation Tour launches

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® officially announced today the launch of the UFC® Octagon Nation Tour™, a multi-stop, nationwide tour happening throughout the summer. Utilizing a new, fully-customized 18-wheeler truck and two Octagon-sized tents containing the UFC’s ultimate fan experience, the UFC® Octagon Nation Tour™ will be present at this summer’s top events, including the Bonnaroo Music Festival, Summer X Games and the Quicksilver Pro.

(more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Tom, Molefe meet for SA belt

By Ron Jackson

Simphiwe Tom and Matima Molefe the two top ranked featherweights in the most recent Boxing SA ratings meet for the vacant South African title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. The reigning SA champion Sabelo Jubatha was stripped of the title for not defending within the stipulated time as set out in the regulations. Tom from East London who has a reported record of 8-0, 5 KOs made his pro debut in August 2007 when he stopped Thabang Matiese. In his second fight he scored a four round points victory over Molefe. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Panama

Former WBA Superbantam Interim Champion, Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion (15-5-1) weighed 123 pounds
for his Friday night clash against Colombian Luis Felipe Cuadrado Murillo (11-10) who hit the scale at 120.

Alfonso Mosquera 154 vs. Arsenio Terrazas 154
Roinet Caballero 128 vs. Santos Marimon 127
Jose Mena 115 vs. Jonathan Arias 113
Luis Garcia 118.5 vs. Javier Coronado 121
Jose Castro 141 vs. Jose Mosquera 144
Venue: Hotel RIU, Panama City, Panama
Promoter: New York NY Promotions



May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Minnesota

Photo: Jesse Kelley

Andy Kolle 160 vs. Caleb Truax 160
Said Ouali 153 vs. Dumont Welliver TBA
Aaron Green 265 vs. Zak Jensen 280
Charles Meier 161.5 vs. Silas Ortley 160
Jake Backus 118 vs. Phillip Adayka 120
Mike Richman 150 vs. Bruce Johnson 151
Venue: National Guard Armory, Saint Paul, MN
Promoter: Seconds Out Promotions



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

#3 Tomlinson in action

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #3 Will Tomlinson (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will clash with Bandung Pataykomgym (19-1, 10 KOs) over ten rounds at the Aquatic and Recreation Centre at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. The Thai boxer has only one loss on his record to classy Filipino Ariel Del Gado in 2007. Tomlinson outscored Billy Sumba over ten rounds in April with his most impressive victory being a twelve round points win over Rey Labao in 2010.

In other action WBO #8 light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki (23-9-2, 18 KOs) will face Dechapon Suwunnalirt (5-17, 2 KOs) over eight rounds. Kariuki scored the best win of his career in 2010 when he clearly outscored former world middleweight challenger Randy Griffin over twelve but was stopped by the new IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale in eleven rounds. Kariuki was born in Kenya but is based in Australia. Promoter Paul Carroll.



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Tongia returns June 3

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian light middleweight Tyrone “The Cyclone” Tongia (15-2, 7 KOs) will be in action against Pat Rullo (12-2-1,1 KO) over ten rounds with national title up for grabs at the Greek club, West End, Queensland, Australia that will be televised nationally on June 3. Tongia was born in Papua New Guinea but has been based in Australia for several years. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Mexico City Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Featherweight Salvador Sanchez II (22-4-3, 11 KOs) will face Lisandro de Los Santos (16-9, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder on Saturday night at the Polanco Forum in Mexico City. “It’s time to start looking for better opportunities,” said Sanchez II, “but first I must pass this test on Saturday. I have a lot of responsibility and these six fights in Mexico have given me more confidence and knowledge.” In Saturday’s fight he plans to demonstrate what he’s learned during his time in Mexico. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

McGowan to defend WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO lightweight female champion Erin McGowan (14-0, 7 KOs) will be in action over ten rounds against Amy Johnson (7-2, 1 KO) of Canada at the WA Basketball Stadium, Mt Claremont, Perth, Western Australia on June 3rd. McGowan captured the world WBO title when she scored a ten round decision over Leslie Scragg of England. McGowan is guided by Stuart Duncan and trained by by Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Chavez-Trazancos Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto

The son of the legend, Omar “Businessman” Chavez (25-0-1, 18 KOs) will fight in his first ten-rounder and main event on Saturday agains the experienced Genaro Trazancos (22-14-1, 13 KOs) at the Palenque Fex in Mexicali where they expect a sellout. Chavez and Trazancos faced off for the first time on Thursday at a press conference.

“I’m thrilled to have my first ten round fight and headline in a Zanfer card that will be televised internationally. I’m happy to return to Mexicali where I had my first eight-round fight and I feel great,” said Omar, who was accompanied by his father, the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez. For more details and photos click here…



May 26th, 2011

UFC

Slideshow: UFC 130 workouts

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

All the shots from today’s media workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 130 card, featuring Rampage Jackson, Jorge Santiago, Frank Mir, Rick Story, Brian Stann, Miguel Torres, Matt Hamill & Roy Nelson . . . Click here for photo gallery by Chris Cozzone

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com


May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Tapia-Archuleta III cancelled

The on-off-again rubber match set for June 4 at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque, N.M., between Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta is once again off – this time for good. Archuleta has failed his physical due to a detached retina.  A replacement will be named tomorrow for Tapia and the card will go on. Though two fights have fallen out – Charles Alderete vs. Carlos Sanchez and Josh Torres vs. Cesar Valenzuela – the promoters say they still have a full line-up. In the co-main event, welterweight Hurricane Hector Munoz (18-4-1, 11 KOs) will fight former Tapia opponent and sparring partner Jorge Reyes (21-29-3, 19 KOs), who is 1-18-1 in his last 20 fights spanning 12 years. Reyes, a former super bantamweight, will be fighting at his career heaviest.



May 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Reno

Photos: Craig Bennett

Chris Arreola 236 vs. Kendrick Releford 230
Tony Thompson 255.5 vs. Maurice Harris 244
(IBF heavyweight eliminator)
Javier Molina 149 vs. David Lopez 149.5
Guy Robb 128 vs. Noe Lopez Jr 131.5
Michael Ruiz Jr 119 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 120
Chris Gray 148 vs. Ricardo Williams Jr 148
Venue: Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Goossen Tutor
TV: ESPN2
Click here for more photos…



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Oscar tweets again from rehab

Tweeting from a Malibu, California rehab facility, boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya sent the following message today to rival promoter Bob Arum:

Dear Bob Arum,

First I would like to humbly apologize for any pain I have caused to you and or your family. I also want to apologize to Manny Pacquiao for any wrong doing in my part. You are a great champion. I have realized that by accepting my mistakes everyone around me will hopefully forgive me. With great humility I ask we work together for the good of the sport we dearly love. It is not fair to the fans and to the fighters. So today let’s move forward and put on the best fights possible and show the world what we are capable of doing. Thank you Bob.

Your friend Oscar



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Juan Palacios Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican promoter Oswaldo Kuchle’s company Promociones del Pueblo has signed a multi-fight agreement with Nicaraguan Juan “El Exterminador” Palacios, the newly crowned WBA minumweight world champion. Palacios won the title last weekend by dethroning Mexican Samuel Gutierrez. “We decided to sign Juan Palacios was because he is a great fighter with extraordinary technique. He’s a top athlete and, above all, guarantees a great performance, which is what you are looking for,” said Kuchle by telephone. Palacios will face the best Mexican opponents in fights to be televised by Televisa.



May 26th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Christina Hammer

Photo: Eroll Popova

20-year-old double world champion Christina Hammer (9-0, 7 KOs) of Germany defends her WBO and WBF female middleweight titles against unbeaten Swedish opponent Maria Lindberg (5-0-2, 1 KO) on Friday night in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)



May 26th, 2011




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