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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

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UFC

Silva KOs Okami

Results from UFC Rio

(Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/[Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Numbers don’t even do him justice anymore. Yes, Anderson Silva added to his record number of title defenses (nine) and consecutive UFC wins (14) Saturday night at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, but in stopping number one contender Yushin Okami in the second round of the UFC RIO main event, the 36-year old Silva isn’t getting older – he’s getting better.

What’s next? “My clone,” he laughed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 27th, 2011



Boxing Result

‘Le Barbie’ dominates Shikasho

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “Le Barbie” Juarez (30-5-3, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Asami Shikasho (5-3, 3 KOs) in front of 6000+ the Plaza de Toros in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico. Juarez was simply faster and sharper as she punished the very game Shikasho in every round. Scores were 100-86, 100-90 and 100-89. Click here for more…



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Andrade overwhelms O’Brien

Super middleweight Librado Andrade (30-4, 23 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage of Matt O’Brien (18-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos De La Feria Leon in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. In an exciting fight, a bloodied Andrade dropped O’Brien twice in round three to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.

Andrade’s brother, light heavyweight Enrique Ornelas (32-7, 20 KOs), outpointed journeyman Alfredo Contreras (11-12-2, 5 KOs) over ten in the co-feature. It was the first time the brothers from Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato, have both fought on a pro card in Mexico.

Bantamweight Ivan Morales (11-0, 6 KOs), the younger brother of Mexican ring legend Erik Morales, scored a third round KO over Juan Velazquez (6-7, 4 KOs). Velaquez was down twice, the second time for the count.

Featherweight Roberto Manzanarez (13-0, 9 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Edgar Martinez (6-1, 2 KOs) in a good action fight.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

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August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Povetkin gets past Chagaev

Helenius impressive in destruction of Liakhovich

By Karl Freitag

Unbeaten heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA titleholder Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Messehall in Erfurt, Germany. A very close fight over the first five rounds. Chagaev seemed to be coming on in the sixth and seventh. Povetkin had a strong round eight while Chagaev suddenly seemed to be fading as the bout progressed. Povetkin was in total command in rounds ten and eleven as Chagaev looked spent. Knowing he’s behind, Chagaev went on the attack in round twelve, but it was two little, too late. Scores were 117-113, 117-113, 116-112. Of course, Wladimir Klitschko remains the WBA heavyweight “super” champion. Rumor has it that Povetkin could make his first defense against Evender Holyfield, who was quite visible during fight week.

Unbeaten 6’6 heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former WBO champion Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs). After a relatively quiet seven rounds, Helenius battered Liakhovich to a knee at the end of round eight. Helenius immediately attacked the still dazed Liakhovich in round nine with a barrage of hard shots and referee Stabley Christdodoulou stopped the fight as Liakhovich crumpled to the canvas. Time was :19. Helenius retains his WBA and WBO Inter-Continental belts. Liakhovich joins Lamon Brewster and Sam Peter as former heavyweight champions to be kayoed by the “Nordic Nightmare.” (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Boone Mauls Hall

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Ozzie Santiago

On Friday night, Greg Barckhoff’s Sports Fan Properties along with Shea Bailey Promotions delivered once again to the boxing starved fans of Atlanta with yet another exciting night of fights. In the main event Darnell “Deezol” Boone (19-17-3 8KO) only needed 40 seconds to dismantle and dismiss Marcus “The Terror” don Hall of Savannah, Ga. The first 20 seconds of the fight Hall circled as Boone pursued him around the ring. In the first heated exchange Boone wobbled Hall with a solid right that sent him to the canvas on all fours. Hall was able to barley beat the count, but it soon ended as Boone calmly setup another crushing right hand that sent his opponent into the ropes and out for good. At the :40 mark of round one referee Jim Korb mercifully stopped the fight. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Guerrero out for six months

Will undergo surgery to repair rotator cuff

One week after a shoulder injury forced Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s to withdraw from his August 27 world title challenge against WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, it was recommended by Dr. Michael Dillingham that Guerrero have arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in his left rotator cuff.

“After talking to Dr. Dillingham today, Robert will undergo an arthroscopic shoulder surgery procedure to take a closer look at the damage done to his rotator cuff,” said Guerrero’s manager Bob Santos. “Right now the MRI shows a slight tear, but Dillingham advised us that it would be in our best interest to scope the shoulder to check for other damage that an MRI can’t reveal. No definitive answer can be made as to when Robert Guerrero will return to the ring until after his surgery is completed next Tuesday. We are hoping he’ll be back in six months, God willing his surgery goes smoothly.” (more…)



August 27th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC Rio your way

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!


Tavares vs Fisher, Palhares vs Miller Live: Prelim action leads right up to the Pay-Per-View event, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on SPIKE & Rogers Sportsnet

See The UFC RIO Prelims Live on Facebook Starting At 6pm ET / 3pm PT: “Like” the UFC on Facebook to see five bouts live & free today!

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs DC card

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Tonight’s Diva-Rize-N card featuring Henry Buchanan vs. Ariel Espinal at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington DC has been postponed because of the called State of Emergency by the Mayor of DC, Vincent Gray.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio: Chavez Jr. looks for excuses

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC’s mandatory middleweight world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio has expressed amazement at the cancellation of the WBC world title defense of his compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr against Ronald Hearns scheduled for September 17 in Mexico. “I heard that he suffered a laceration on his right hand and has an alleged injury,” said Rubio. “Personally I think it’s an excuse. I don’t think Chavez Jr. is in good condition or has had good training. I understood that it may be a weight problem. Julio is a man who likes to eat but he must understand that as a world champion he must dedicate more time to the gym because he has obligations to defend his world crown. There’s already a precedent in 2009 when he tested positive for the diuretic furosemide to lose weight in Las Vegas for the fight against Troy Rowland.” Rubio trains daily at the Gold Boxing Gym with trainer Jorge “Mapimi” Rodriguez in Torreon. On September 3 he will facing Mohammed Akrong from Ghana in San Luis Potosi at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Flo Simba returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Flo Simba returns to action after his sixth round stoppage loss to former IBF heavyweight champion Fransie Botha in June this year when he takes on the rugged Thamsanqa Dube from Zimbabwe over eight rounds in a heavyweight contest at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Monday night. The 22-year-old Simba (10-1, 9 KOs) who was born in the Dominican Republic of the Congo but fights out of South Africa and suffered his first loss against the vastly experienced Botha, now hopes to get his career back on track. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC live webcast tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a boxing webcast, free of charge, tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In the main event – scheduled for 10 two-minute rounds from the Plaza de Toros in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico – WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, 29-5-3 with 14 knockouts, of Mexico City, will make her third defense of the title against Asami Shikasho, 5-2 with 3 knockouts, of Tokyo. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown 2: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Before the middleweight title showdown at this Saturday’s UFC 134, two light heavyweights will go head-to-head in a rematch years in the making. They’ll share the marquee with a veteran Brazilian heavyweight and a surging young prospect making a name for himself by dropping legends in their tracks. Let’s take a look at the two other bouts with headlining status, Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brendan Schaub vs. Minotauro Nogueira . . . Click here for more

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tepic, Nayarit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Boxers from the “Guerra in Tepic” Organized by Canelo Promotions Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast by Cadena 3 Channel 28 from Tepc, Nayarit. The Boxing Night Event to be held in the gym, “Niños Hereos” topped the scales this afternoon attended ceremony. Sergio Villanueva, is the reigning WBC world youth featherweight champ and Christopher Perez, the current WBC Fecombox featherweight champion.

Sergio Villanueva 135 vs. José Mendoza 135
Christopher Pérez 127 vs. Héctor Márquez 127
Click here for more photos….



August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from DC

DC bouts still on despite hurricane threat!

By Gary “Digital” Williams

At this hour despite the threat of Hurricane Irene heading through the Washington DC area, the card slated for Saturday is still on. Therefore, here is the scale watch for tonight’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions card at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington:

Henry Buchanan 178.8 vs. Ariel Espinal 186.6
Tony Jeter 159.4 vs. Darrett Crockett 155.8
Dwayne McRae 245.8 vs. Kevin Howard 277.6
Angel Concepcion 180.8 vs. Phillip Hannah 174.2
Jacey Thompson 151.6 vs. Michael Taylor 143.2
Brandon Quarles 154.2 vs. Andrew Jones 149.8
Alantez Fox 152.6 vs. Aaron Williams 156.4
John Thompson 158 vs. Lee Snow 164.8
John Watson 167.8 vs. Bennie Meeks 175.4

Venue: DC Star Night Club, Washington DC
Promoter: Diva-Rize-N Promotions

Note: DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued a state of emergency, so there is a possibility the card eventually will not come off as scheduled.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Nieves edges Vargas again

In a rematch, WBO Latino 140lb titleholder Jose “Miau” Nieves (19-2-3, 8 KOs) won a controversial twelve round majority decision over Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-6-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Vargas was the aggressor and seemed to do more, but Nieves was ahead by scores of 117-111, 117-113 on two cards while the third card was 114-114. In their first encounter last April 29 at the same venue, Nieves won a controversial split decision in an action packed fight.

Popular jr featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (4-0, 4 KOs) thrilled his legions of fans with a fast first round knockout over Eduardo Melendez (4-9-1).



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Gomez defeats Granados

Unbeaten lightweight KO artist Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (11-0, 8 KOs) traveled to the backyard of Adrian Granados (8-2-1, 5 KOs) and scored a hard fought eight round majority decision on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Gomez floored Granados with a right hand at the end of round two and landed more bombs in round three. The gutsy Granados weathered the storm, however, and fought hard the whole eight rounds. Scores were 78-73, 77-74, 76-76.

Unbeaten lightweight Omar Figueroa (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-7-1, 2 KOs). Figueroa dropped Herrera in round two and then laid him out with a huge left hand later in the round. Time was 1:19.

Other results
Juan Bustamante KO1 Andrew Kato (lightweight)
Luis Santiago W4 Clifford McPherson (welterweight)
Daniel Sotelo KO1 Ronnie Fuentez (welterweight)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweights collide in Tacoma

Undefeated Tacoma heavyweight Vincent Thompson steps back into the ring on Saturday night when he faces Masataka Takehara in the main event of Battle at the Boat 83 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Thompson improved his record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision over Kelsey Arnold on June 4. In addition to his victory over Arnold, Vincent also scored an impressive victory over the previously unbeaten Charles Ellis, a former 2003 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion on Nov. 13, 2010. Thompson, however, will face his toughest challenge to date in Takehara, a former national champion and the #1 ranked heavyweight in Japan. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Leon, Mexico

Librado Andrade 167.1 vs. Matt O’Brien 166.4
Enrique Ornelas 170.6 vs. Alfredo Contreras 170.8
Pablo Cesar Cano 137.5 vs. Mario Hermosillo 136.6
Ivan Morales 118.3 vs. Juan Velasquez 115.9
Hugo Salas 144.1 vs. Tomas Sierra 138.8
Gabriel Soto 155.8 vs. Juan Jose Torres 157.1
Robert Manzanarez 123.9 vs. Edgar Martinez 119
Venue: De La Feria Leon, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: AT&T U-Verse



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

A Puño Limpio workout

Unbeatens Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, McJoe Arroyo and Carlos Negron worked-out today and showed the crowd that they were in great shape for their bouts next Friday, September 2 in the 6th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio”, to be held at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promtions (PRBBP) in association with Top Rank Inc., to be televised live on WAPA America. González (16-0, 12 KOs), who will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight title in a 10 round fight against Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs) and is ranked #8 in the WBO lightweight division, weighed 146 pounds in the last pre-weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission today at the Wilfredo Gomez Arena Gym in Guaynabo. For more details and photos click here….



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Huamantla

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juarez 111.9 vs. Asami Shikasho 111.9
Zulina Muñoz 117.5 vs. Verena Crespo 112.4
Esmeralda Moreno 106.4 vs. Linda Sanchez 107.8
Cristian Esquivel 117.9 vs. Pedro Dominguez 117.9
Venue: Plaza de Toros, Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia (Boxeo de Gala)
Click here for more photos…



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

Photos: Rafael Soto

Raul Garcia 105 vs. Moises Fuentes 105
(WBO minimumweight championship)
Ulises Solis 108 vs. Jether Oliva 108
(IBF miniflyweight championship)
Daniel Sandoval 148 vs. Ricardo Martinez 148.7
Alejandro Gonzalez 116 vs. Jose Lopez 117.5
Maximo Flores 112 vs. Roberto Perez 113
Julio Cesar Avalos 154 vs. Jose Manuel Medrano 152
Venue: Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Fox Deportes more photos



August 26th, 2011

UFC

UFC Rio at the scales

At the scales from HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for UFC RIO, which airs live on Pay-Per-View  at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 134 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MAIN EVENT – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Yushin Okami (183)

PPV
Forrest Griffin (205) VS Mauricio Rua (205)
Brendan Schaub (247) VS Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (243)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Ross Pearson (155)
Stanislav Nedkov (203) VS Luiz Cane (204)

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Spencer Fisher (156) VS Thiago Tavares (156)
Dan Miller (184) VS Rousimar Palhares (185)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Paulo Thiago (169) VS David Mitchell (171)
Raphael Assuncao (134) VS Johnny Eduardo (135)
Erick Silva (169) VS Luis Ramos (171)
Yuri Alcantara (144) vs. Felipe Arantes (145)
Yves Jabouin (135) vs. Ian Loveland (135)

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Senchenko retains WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko won by sixth round TKO over Venezuelan challenger Marco Avendaño to retain his WBA welterweight world championship on Friday at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko successfully defended his title for the third time.

Meanwhile Venezuela continues in search of a reigning world champion. The next opportunity is on October 15 when the former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares seeks the vacant WBC lightweight world title against Mexican Antonio DeMarco, in Los Angeles.



August 26th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV Aug 27!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

This Saturday, the UFC returns to Brazil with one of the country’s favorite sons headlining the affair. Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempts to avenge his last professional loss when he defends his crown against Yushin “Thunder” Okami. Let’s take a look at the fighters. . . Click here for more

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For more on UFC RIO or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Balzsay New WBA Champ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hungarian Karoly Balzsay is the new WBA super middleweight regular world champion, winning a unanimous decision over Ukrainian Stanyslav Kashtanov on Friday at the Donbass Arena in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine in an event hosted by Union Boxing Promotion (Yury Ruban). Scores were Pasquale Procopio 115-113, Stefano Carozza 115-114 Jean-Louis Legland 116-111. The 168-pound regular crown was vacant, American Andre Ward is the current “super” WBA world champion, while the Irishman Brian Magee is the interim champion of the organization after his victory in the XXIII KO Drugs Festival in Costa Rica

In other results:

Undefeated titleholder Lago Kiladze retained his WBA intercontinental cruiserweight belt by unanimous decision over Argentinian Daniel Sanabria.

Ignacio Mendoza won by knockout in the first round against Volodymyr Kravets to claim the vacanct WBA international welterweight title.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Smith gets tech nod

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Werner Kalin

Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith (11-1-1, 5 KOs) was awarded a six round technical decision over Robert Whaley (6-3-2, 3 KOs) in a nationally televised promotion at the Cronulla Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday to capture the PABA 140 pound title. Smith suffered a cut over right eye in round one caused by accidental head clash and in round six the ringside doctor ruled the cut too severe to continue and it went to the scorecards and Smith was ahead on all the cards by 49-46, 49-46, 49-46. (Supervisor Brad Vocale). (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs Atlantic City card

Saturday’s Star Boxing event at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ featuring former heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone against journeyman Mike Sheppard has been rescheduled to October 22nd due to the incoming landfall of hurricane Irene.



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Germany

Photos: Photo Wende

Alexander Povetkin 232.5 vs. Ruslan Chagaev 232.5
(Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title)
Robert Helenius 243.75 vs Siarhei Liakhovich 232
(WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title)

Venue: Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: EPIX



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Adrian Granados 136 vs. Frankie Gomez 136
Omar Figueroa 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 135
Luis Santiago 148 vs. Clifford McPherson 147
Juan Bustamante 130 vs. Andrew Kato 134
Daniel Sotelo 143 vs. Ronnie Fuentez 144
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinios
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



August 26th, 2011




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