Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Holyfield facing jail time?

From TMZ

Four-time former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is staring down some jail time if he doesn’t cough up more than $300k in unpaid child support, TMZ has learned. The GA. Dept. of Human Services has gone to court on behalf of Evander’s 18-year-old daughter Emani Holyfield … claiming the former champ hasn’t paid a dime of court ordered child support since April 2010, and his tab is now $372,097.40. The DHS is fed up with the waiting game … so it’s asking a judge to lock up Holyfield and garnish his wages until he antes up the back support. Evander’s rep tells TMZ she was unaware of the situation but added, “Mr. Holyfield has a wonderful relationship with his daughter.”

From TMZ Four-time former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is staring down some jail time if he doesn’t cough up more …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Rios, Donaire twinbill

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated former world lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios will headline a spectacular all-action doubleheader, Saturday, July 7, under the stars at The Home Depot Center, in Carson, Calif. Donaire, the reigning WBO junior featherweight champion, will rumble with IBF champion Jeffrey “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula in a world title unification fight to determine the division’s top dog. Rios, in search of more worlds to conquer, will battle steel-fisted Top-10 contender MAuricio “El Maestro” Herrera, in a 10-round junior welterweight bout for Southern California bragging rights. The fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, tickets for The Home Depot Center’s Donaire / Rios World Championship fight card go on sale Today! Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m. PT. Priced at $100, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased online at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Suites are available by calling 1-877-604-8777. For information of group discounts, please call 1-877-234-8425.

Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and undefeated former world lightweight champion Brandon …



UFC

Kampmann levels Ellenberger

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

It had all the makings of a short night for Martin Kampmann. In the opening moments of his main event bout with Jake Ellenberger, the wrestler from Omaha lived up to his “Juggernaut” nickname, blasting the Danish Thai boxer in the opening moments with a straight right hand. The blow sent the “Hitman” straight to the mat, but Ellenberger was unable to finish and spent most of the round in the top position. (more…)

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. It had all the makings of a short night for Martin Kampmann. In the opening …


Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao’s Spiritual Awakening

Late last year eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao began a journey of spiritual renewal. Eschewing many of the vices he claimed were poisoning his life, here, for the first time, Manny gives a thorough first-person account on his new-found spirituality and how it has affected his life as a world champion boxer, an elected public servant and a family man.

Late last year eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao began a journey of spiritual renewal. Eschewing many of the vices …




Boxing News

Freitas-Oliveira weights

Former super featherweight and lightweight word champion Acelino Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) weighed in at a career high of 154.8 lbs. for his showdown on Saturday with Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs). Oliveira weighed in at 152.9 lbs. It will be Freitas’ first fight in five years.

The bout between the two Brazilian stars will take place at the Hotel & Casino Conrad in Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Former super featherweight and lightweight word champion Acelino Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) weighed in at a career high of 154.8 …


Boxing News

WV2-Marquez clash in the works

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez (21-2-1, 18 KOs) says that on August 4 he hopes to face the experienced two-time world title holder Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) in an event to be held in Puerto Rico. Vazquez, whose two losses are to Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce and Nonito Donaire, said his promoter Tutico Zabala, President of All Star Boxing, informed him of the date and told him to prepare for that clash, which could lead to another title shot if he wins. The bout could be staged at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamon.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo ‘Papito’ Vazquez (21-2-1, 18 KOs) says that on …


Boxing Result

Vazquez victorious in Puerto Rico

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best

Jr flyweight Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (6-0-2, 5 KOs), son of former three time WBA world champion Wilfredo Vazquez and brother of the former WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. went the full six with Miguel “Samurai” del Valle (8-17, 2 KOs) in the main event on Friday night at the at the Cancha Mario Jimenez in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. Scores were 58-56 on all cards.

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Jr flyweight Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (6-0-2, 5 KOs), son of former three time WBA world …


Boxing News

IBF Convention: Day 4

Report and Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Day four of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was largely composed of the ring officials seminars for both judges and referees. The opening session was a comprehensive judges seminar and ABC certification conducted by veteran judge Duane Ford. Long time referees Jack Reiss and Robert Byrd later conducted the referees seminar. (more…)

Report and Photos by Boxing Bob Newman Day four of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was largely …



Scale Watch

Weights from Tacoma, WA

Joel Diaz 130 vs. Emmanuel Lucero 130
Nate Serrano 146.5 vs. Osvaldo Rojas 147
Cory Vombaur 144 vs. Omar Avelar 143
Marcelino Pindeda 143.5 vs. Jose Leon 148.5
Josh Hewson 181.5 vs. Juan Hernandez 179.5
Jesus Partida 128.5 vs. Gerarldo Reyes 128
Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma
Tickets: Emeraldqueen.com
Doors Open: 6 pm
First Bell: 7 pm

Joel Diaz 130 vs. Emmanuel Lucero 130 Nate Serrano 146.5 vs. Osvaldo Rojas 147 Cory Vombaur 144 vs. Omar Avelar …


Boxing News

Shumenov, Ornelas make weight

Photos: Emily Harney – KZ Event Productions

Beibut Shumenov 174.5 vs. Enrique Ornelas 174.5
(WBA light heavyweight championship)
Joseph Elegele 143 vs. Lanard Lane 142.5
Ravshan Hudaynazarov 148.5 vs. Euri Gonzalez 149
Daquan Arnett 153 vs. Yosmani Abreu 154.8
Johnny Reyes 130 vs. Uriel Torres 129
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
Promoter: KZ Event Productions
TV: FSN/Fox Deportes
(more…)

Photos: Emily Harney – KZ Event Productions Beibut Shumenov 174.5 vs. Enrique Ornelas 174.5 (WBA light heavyweight championship) Joseph Elegele …


Boxing Result

Rosado, Cruz victorious

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Rich Hundley III

In an important bout between world contenders, IBF #5/WBA #9 junior middleweight Gabriel Rosado (20-5, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over IBF #9 rated Sechew Powell (26-5, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Rosado’s relentless attack finally put Powell on the deck in round nine and after a furious follow up barrage he floored Powell again prompting referee Steve Smoger to call a halt. Time was 2:43. Rosado claimed the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title.

Unbeaten IBF #12 welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-0, 12 KOs) pounded out a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Prenice Brewer (16-2-1, 6 KOs). In a good action fight, hometown hero Cruz thrilled the crowd with his aggressive style as he compiled a 118-110 win on all cards. With the win, Cruz claimed the vacant WBC Continental Americas welterweight title. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Rich Hundley III In an important bout between world contenders, IBF #5/WBA #9 junior …


Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, California

Andrew Cancio 128 vs. Rocky Juarez 129.6
Hugo Centeno 158 vs. Rahman Yusubov 157.2
Kenny Williams 139.2 vs. Joaquin Chavez 138.8
Guadalupe Salcido 133.8 vs. Cameron Kreal 139.6
Gerardo Juarez 139.8 vs. Luis Mora 139.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Andrew Cancio 128 vs. Rocky Juarez 129.6 Hugo Centeno 158 vs. Rahman Yusubov 157.2 Kenny Williams 139.2 vs. Joaquin Chavez …



Boxing Result

Hasson stays unbeaten

Undefeated light heavyweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (14-0, 5 KOs) outpointed journeyman George Armenta (14-9, 11 KOs) over eight rounds on Friday night at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. Scores of 78-74, 79-73, 79-73 accurately reflected the action.

Earlier, former world amateur champion Joey Dawejko (7-0-1, 3 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Edwin Ranquillo (2-1, 2 KO) in a heavyweight bout. Time was 2:11. (more…)

Undefeated light heavyweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (14-0, 5 KOs) outpointed journeyman George Armenta (14-9, 11 KOs) over eight rounds …


Scale Watch

Tarver, Kayode make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Antonio Tarver 198 vs. Lateef Kayode 199
(IBO cruiserweight championship)
Austin Trout 154.8 vs. Delvin Rodriguez 151
(WBA regular super welterweight championship)
Vusi Malinga 117 vs. Leo Santa Cruz 117
(Vacant IBF bantamweight championship)
Winky Wright 159 vs. Peter Quillin 160.4/160.2
Dyah Davis 167.6 vs. Sakio Bika 166.6
Sharif Bogere 137.2 vs. Maniel Leyva 137.4
Omar Figueroa 138.4 vs. Tyler Ziolkowski 137.6
Juan Reynoso 151.2 vs. Beau Hamilton 154
Venue: Home Depot Center in Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime/Showtime Extreme
(more…)

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale Photos: Big Joe Miranda Antonio Tarver 198 vs. Lateef Kayode 199 (IBO cruiserweight championship) …


Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

By all means, living in Southern California has its perks. Mostly beautiful weather that occurs year-round. In-n-Out burgers around the corner. Winning professional sports teams. Oh, did I mention boxing? To many of the journalists, including myself, and fights fans in the region, boxing is always in season. In Southern California, there are times when fight cards happen on consecutive days or during a three-day stretch. Or how about this Saturday, when three fight cards take place within a 90 mile stretch of one another?

Yup, it is great to be a boxing scribe or a die-hard boxing fan. Just as it is a fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers are currently in first place in the National League West, fight fans will be attending one of these shows. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar By all means, living in Southern California has its perks. Mostly beautiful weather that occurs year-round. In-n-Out …


Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Moises Fuentes 105 vs. Julio Cesar Felix 105
(WBO minimumweight championship)
Daniel Rosas 121.8 vs. Enrique Bernache 122
Arturo Badillo 122 vs. Jose Cayetano 122
Rogelio Ruvalcaba 173 vs. Francisco Sierra 173.5
Venue: Foro De Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: TV Azteca
(more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Moises Fuentes 105 vs. Julio Cesar Felix 105 (WBO minimumweight championship) Daniel Rosas 121.8 vs. Enrique Bernache …



Boxing News

Mayweather Jr. Surrenders for Jail Stint

WBA super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned himself in Friday to begin serving an 87-day jail sentence for domestic abuse charges. The champ was accompanied to the courtroom by close friend 50 Cent, advisor Leonard Ellerbe and cutman Raphael Garcia. (more…)

WBA super welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. turned himself in Friday to begin serving an 87-day jail sentence for domestic …


Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale
Photos: Rene Perez

Juan Jose ¨Goofy¨Montes 117.70 vs Victor Zaleta 113.30
WBF Super flyweight world title
(Montes lost his WBF world title at Scale)

Irma Sanchez 107.80 vs Ibeth Zamora 110.70
Ricardo Alvarez 135.50 vs Jocksan Hernandez 136.40
Rey Vargas 121 vs Luis Lugo 122

Venue: Guadalajara University Audiitorium & Gym
Promoter: Promociones del Puebo and HG Boxing
TV: Televisa

(more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale Photos: Rene Perez Juan Jose ¨Goofy¨Montes 117.70 vs Victor Zaleta 113.30 WBF Super …


Boxing News

Centeno on Cancio-Juarez undercard

Unbeaten Hugo “The Boss” Centeno (13-0, 7 KOs) will have his local fans out in force at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. this Saturday night when he takes on Rahman Yusubov (8-7, 6 KOs) in a six round junior middleweight co-feature on the TeleFutura broadcast headlined by Andrew “Chango” Cancio vs. Rocky Juarez. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at midnight ET/PT.

Unbeaten Hugo “The Boss” Centeno (13-0, 7 KOs) will have his local fans out in force at Fantasy Springs Resort …


Boxing News

BBBofC drops automatic termination threat

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: CHISORA v HAYE

On the 9th May 2012 the British Boxing Board of Control issued a statement about a possible promotion within the United Kingdom involving a contest between Derek Chisora and David Haye. The Board understands that the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Boxe has granted Chisora and Haye boxing licences and has sanctioned the contest. For the reasons stated in the statement of the 9th May 2012 the Board condemns the actions of the Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Boxe and strongly disapproves of the contest, which the Board considers will bring the sport of professional boxing into disrepute.

Whilst the Board in its statement of 9th May 2012 indicated that any member who participated (as defined therein) in such promotion, would be deemed to have terminated his/her membership of the British Boxing Board of Control, it has now decided that any such member will be called before the Board under regulation 4.9 of the Rules and Regulations of the British Boxing Board of Control which reads as follows: (more…)

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: CHISORA v HAYE On the 9th May 2012 the British Boxing Board of Control issued a statement about …


Boxing News

Frank Warren Statement

Frank Warren: The British Boxing Board of Control had an embarrassing climb down today – withdrawing its threat to automatically terminate all of its members’ licences if they participate in the Haye v Chisora fight.

I still take the Board’s threat to call me to account for my role in the fight as Dereck Chisora’s manager as unlawful. The Board seems to have pre-judged the issue without hearing the point of view of any of its members and this is just wrong. I intend to issue proceedings next week and will support all other licence holders who feel intimidated into not participating in the Haye v Chisora promotion.

I may not be the only one suing the Board. The Board has also stopped fighters such as Kevin Mitchell, who I also manage, from fighting on the undercard. This is such a shame as Kevin was looking forward to fighting in front of the crowd at West Ham and it would have been great for the fans to see him again. He is asking the Board to re-consider and it may be forced to do so rather than face proceedings from Kevin for the purse he would have earned together with the lost opportunity to fight in front of 40,000 people.

Frank Warren: The British Boxing Board of Control had an embarrassing climb down today – withdrawing its threat to automatically …


Boxing Result

Bennett stops Armah

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 140-pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett ( 29-4-3, 20 KOs) stopped James Armah (17-2, 7 KOs) in eight rounds at the Panthers Club, Newcastle , NSW, Australia on Friday. Bennett dropped Armah in round one but Armah rebounded to have Bennett down. twice in round three.. The 39 year old Australian recovered and at 0.50 of round eight referee Steve Hughes crowned Bennett. The 36 year old Ghana born Armah had only lost once previously by majority ten round decision to Steve Quinonez in 2009. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Australian 140-pounder Chad “Hollywood” Bennett ( 29-4-3, 20 KOs) stopped James Armah (17-2, …


Boxing News

Canelo comments on Williams tragedy

After hearing the terrible news about former world champion Paul Williams being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident this past weekend, WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, who was scheduled to fight Williams in September, commented on the tragic situation.

“I am very upset about what happened to Paul,” said Alvarez. “I know that an accident can happen to anyone and right now the most important thing is for everyone to pray for his recovery.Paul Williams is a warrior who gives everything in the ring, but right now he is fighting the biggest fight of his life outside the ring. I extend my best wishes to him in his recovery and to his family as well. Paul will always be a champion and I am going to dedicate my September 15 fight to him and his family. God willing and health permitting, I want to invite him and his family to be ringside on September 15 in Las Vegas.”

Word is a deal has been reached for Alvarez to face James Kirkland on the September 15 date in Las Vegas.

After hearing the terrible news about former world champion Paul Williams being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident this past weekend, …


UFC

Franklin replaces Belfort vs. Silva at UFC 147

The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed this week that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming UFC 147 event, set to take place in the Mineirinho Arena, in Belo Horizonte, on June 23.

With The Ultimate Fighter Brazil® coach Vitor Belfort forced off the card with an injury, former middleweight champion Rich Franklin will step in to face TUF Brazil coach and UFC legend Wanderlei Silva in the main event of the evening, giving Wanderlei a long-awaited chance to avenge his loss to Franklin at UFC 99, June 13, 2009. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed this week that there will be a new five-round main event at the upcoming UFC …


Feature Story

Kayode wants to kayo Tarver

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos courtesy of Tom Casino/Showtime

Constructive criticism. Most people go through it at some point in their professional career.

Accountants are reminded to balance, nurses are reminded on procedures for drawing blood, and teachers are reminded to check for students’ knowledge. It is meant for managers, supervisors, or owners to give feedback to someone who is applying specific job requirements and to do it to the best possible way.

Lateef Kayode applies his trade in and out of a ring and, to a certain extent, listens to constructive criticism from his trainer, manager, and his promoter. Although he is a “perfect” fighter on record, he is far from being the perfect fighter. He could get there one day, but there is a lot of work for him to do before he would be considered the number one cruiserweight in the world . . . Click here for more

Story by Francisco Salazar Photos courtesy of Tom Casino/Showtime Constructive criticism. Most people go through it at some point in …


Boxing News

K-9 vows repeat; no Spinks Jinx

IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) says he’s in outstanding shape with about about a month to go for his rematch showdown with former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs). Spinks-Bundrage is scheduled for June 30th at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California with Showtime being said to air the bout. Bundrage beat the odds stopping Spinks in a shocker nearly two years ago to win his current title and wanted it to be known that the fight result will be the same this time around. “My conditioning is superb and I could fight right now if I had to. Big props to Golden Boy Promotions for knowing a real fight when they see one and stepping up and winning the purse bid for this fight. While some promoters are hestitating, Golden Boy is making things happen and this fight will be on Showtime making this fight that much bigger. Like I have said many times God has really blessed me. I just had to be patient. In regards to the fight, it will be a repeat of what happened in our first fight. There will be no Spinks Jinx whatsoever happening in this fight on me,” said Bundrage.

IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) says he’s in outstanding shape with about about a month …


Boxing News

Q&A: IBF President Daryl Peoples

By Boxing Bob Newman

IBF president Daryl Peoples took time on Thursday afternoon to chat with Fightnews.com about the progress being made at the 29th annual convention, and the outlook for the future of the organization.

By Boxing Bob Newman IBF president Daryl Peoples took time on Thursday afternoon to chat with Fightnews.com about the progress …


Boxing News

Tarver-Kayode final presser

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime

All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s big fight card at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, participated in a final press conference on Thursday, just two days before the June 2 quadrupleheader which will be telecast live on Showtime.

Antonio Tarver: “Sometimes when you sign for a fight you never know how it will turn out, but this event took a life of its own. It wasn’t until the kickoff (press conference) when I realized what I was really in for. Everything had to take a back seat to my training. The passion and love for the sport still lives inside. Age is nothing but a number. I know this is the fight that will bring the best out of me because I know he will press hard all night long looking for that lightning in the bottle that I know won’t come. You’ll see on Saturday.”

“They (SHOWTIME) wanted to mic me up for the bout [to commentate and fight simultaneously], but I know I have my hands full with Lateef. I guess Lateef took offense to how I critiqued his fighting – he was used to the compliments. It’s different to look in the mirror and say I need to do this and that. We need training camp to become better, well-rounded fighters. I was trying to help him and he thought I was disrespectful.

“It’s going to be an interesting fight. Trust me, I’m in good shape. I haven’t taken him lightly. I know he has potential, I know he has the power to end the fight in one punch and that’s why I went back and trained hard for this.”

Lateef Kayode: “I’m ready for this fight. This is the happiest I’ve ever been. I stay in the gym, I work hard and I listen to my trainer. I’ve never fought anyone like this. For me to fight this man I’ll need to dig deep into my soul. I will knock you down. I’m sorry to say this to my brother, but on June 2, you will have to go down. He said I was too aggressive when I was fighting, but I’m going to show him aggressive on Saturday.” (more…)

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime All eight fighters participating in Saturday’s big fight card at the Home Depot Center in …


Boxing News

Ruiz-Ceja showdown on July 7

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fightnews.com has received information that current WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) could defend his crown against hot unbeaten prospect Julio “Pollito” Ceja (19-0, 18 KOs) on July 7 at a venue to be determined in an event that will be organized by the Promociones del Pueblo and Sampson Boxing LLC and broadcast by Televisa. “We had all planned for Jhonny Gonzalez defend his crown on July 7 in Mexico against Salvador Sanchez II and unfortunately they wouldn’t fight,” stated Promciones del Pueblo Presidente Oswaldo Kuchle by phone. “We are a responsible company. We had a commitment to Televisa and our sponsors and we decided to make this world title fight. At this point, we can’t stop our progress and must meet the demands of the fans and sponsors.” That same night, WBA female flyweight world champion Arely Mucino will also be in action.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Fightnews.com has received information that current WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) …


Feature Story

IBF Convention: Day 3

By Boxing Bob Newman

Day Three of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was in full swing today with a full schedule planned. Opening comments by President Daryl Peoples and the Board of Directors started things off. Peoples discussed the positive outlook for the future of the organization, while fellow board members waxed similarly.

David McCullough’s treasury report reflected a positive surplus for the first time in the relatively new administration of People’s, bouncing back from a huge financial deficit inherited from the past administration.

Inroads have been made into regrowth in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, Thailand and Philippines, as evidenced by the presence of delegates, reporters and television networks from those countries. Hawai’i was specifically chosen as a sort of convenient halfway point between the U.S. and Asia, to entice Asian participation. Board member Ray Wheatley of Australia touted the number of IBF Pan-Pacific and Pan-Asian fight which have and continue to take place in the region. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Day Three of the 29th annual IBF convention in Honolulu, HI was in full swing today …


Boxing News

Fuentes ready for first title defense

Photo: Zanfer

As the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6KOs) radiated confidence and tranquility, his challenger, Tijuana’s Julio Cesar “Gatito” Felix (17-7, 3KOs) seemed motivated and excited at today’s final press conference for the opportunity to challenge for the world title this Saturday, June 2nd, at the El Foro Theatre in the heart of Tijuana. The bout is presented by Zanfer Promotions and will be shown live on the Azteca channel in Mexico. The bout will mark the first defense for Fuentes of Mexico City after capturing the title last summer over the tough Raul “Rayito” Garcia with a split decision win.

“I came to Tijuana to defend and keep my title,” Fuentes stated. “I respect ‘Gatito’ and the fans of Tijuana but I have prepared myself very well and I am going to win this fight by any means necessary. If it is by knockout, even better.” (more…)

Photo: Zanfer As the WBO minimumweight champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6KOs) radiated confidence and tranquility, his challenger, Tijuana’s Julio Cesar …


Scale Watch

Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Photos: Chris Toney

Sechew Powell 150.75 vs Gabriel Rosado 154
(vacant WBO I/C light middleweight title)
Ronald Cruz 147 vs Prenice Brewer 147
(vacant WBC C/A welterweight title)
Darnell Boone 170.5 vs Sergey Kovalev 173.5
Tyrone Luckey 131.75 vs Tevin Farmer 133
Rafael Montalvo 146.5 vs Anthony Irons 145
Jerome Rodriguez 139 vs Hasan Young ??
Eric Newell 265 vs Tyyab Beale 241

Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoter: Main Events and Peltz Boxing
TV: NBC Sports Network

photo gallery

Photos: Chris Toney Sechew Powell 150.75 vs Gabriel Rosado 154 (vacant WBO I/C light middleweight title) Ronald Cruz 147 vs …


Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City

Dennis Hasson 175 vs. George Armenta 173
Saud Clark 148 vs. Flavio Reyes 147
Joey Dawejko 239vs. Edwin Ranquillo 229
KeAndre Leatherwood 162 vs. Frankie Fillipone 160
Antowyan Aikens 166 vs. Kenneth Taylor Schmitz 166
Joshua Reyes 123 vs. Miguel Antonio Rodriguez 119

Promoter: Dee Lee Promotions (Diane Fischer)
Venue: Tropicana

Dennis Hasson 175 vs. George Armenta 173 Saud Clark 148 vs. Flavio Reyes 147 Joey Dawejko 239vs. Edwin Ranquillo 229 …


Boxing News

Mitchell-Banks is cancelled

The bout between heavyweights Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Johnathon Banks slated for July 14 on HBO is off. Golden Boy announced the fight yesterday, but today it was revealed that Mitchell had suffered a hand injury in his win over Chazz Witherspoon and will not be ready. The bout was slated to be the main support for the clash between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia for Garcia’s WBC 140lb belt, which takes place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The bout between heavyweights Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell and Johnathon Banks slated for July 14 on HBO is off. Golden Boy …


Boxing News

Gary Shaw Promotions wins purse bid

By Boxing Bob Newman

Moments ago during a special purse bid session at the 29th IBF convention in Honolulu, HI, Gary Shaw Promotions out bid Golden Boy Promotions to win the right to promote the IBF featherweight eliminator. IBF #3 feather Luis Franco will battle IBF #12 Gary Russell Jr. for the right to face IBF champ Billy “The Kid” Dib of Australia. The winning bid by GSP was $222,000 to $186,000 from GBP. Luis “La Estrella” Franco is 11-0 , 7 KOs, while Gary “Mr.” Russell Jr. is 19-0, 11 KOs. IBF championship chairman Lindsey Tucker presided.

By Boxing Bob Newman Moments ago during a special purse bid session at the 29th IBF convention in Honolulu, HI, …










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