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Zepeda stops Robles

Zepeda stops Robles

By Felipe Leon Photos: Leonso Nunez In about a week and a half Tijuana’s Zanfer Promotions put together a ten-bout fight card that was ...

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Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

Klitschko defeats Jennings by decision

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously ...

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Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

Jack rips WBC 168lb title from Dirrell; Jacobs stops Truax in 12 to retain WBA 160lb belt

By Craig Wick at ringside Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions Badou Jack "The Ripper" (19-1, 12 KOs) won the WBC super middleweight title with ...

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Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Terence Crawford receives 2014 BWAA fighter of the year honors in New York City

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank 2014 BWAA Fighter of the year Terence Crawford received the Sugar Ray Robinson Memorial Fighter of The ...

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Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Klitschko outweighs Jennings by 14.8 lbs.

Photos: Emily Harney Wladimir Klitschko 241.6 vs. Bryant Jennings 226.8 (IBF/WBO/WBA heavyweight championship) Sadam Ali 146.8 vs. Francisco Santana 146.4 Venue: Madison Square Garden Promoter: K2 TV: HBO

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Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri and Kevin Rooney Jr., son of former Tyson trainer Kevin Sr., and now with Team Algieri, meet legendary heavyweight champion and New York’s boxing king, Mike Tyson at the Field of Dreams in the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday. Algieri is in intense training at the Venetian Las Vegas for his upcoming championship fight with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. Rooney Jr.’s father, Kevin Rooney Sr. was the former trainer of Tyson.

Promoted by Top Rank and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm PT.



November 1st, 2014



Boxing News

Off-TV Result: Kameda KOs Salado

By Craig Wick at ringside

On the undercard of the Showtime Boxing Special Edition event taking place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL, former three-time world champion, Koki “Killer” Kameda (33-1, 18 KOs), Osaka, Japan, had little trouble in dispatching Omar Salado (24-9-2, 15 KOs), Mexico City, Mexico, ending matters with a huge body-shot in round four of a scheduled ten round bantamweight affair. The stoic faced, southpaw Kameda worked effectively behind a right jab and was able to do heavy damage in close with straight left hands and right hooks to the head and body of Salado. The pattern continued until round four when Kameda struck suddenly, unleashing a right uppercut to the midsection that crumpled Salado near the ropes. While it looked like Salado may have beaten the count, the referee had seen enough, waving off matters at the 2:21 mark.

Also, world rated middleweight Caleb Truax (25-1-2, 15 KO’s) Osseo, Minnesota, continued his winning ways pounding out an 8th round TKO over the game Scott “Cujo” Sigmon (24-6-1, 13 KO’s) of Lynchburg, Virginia in a scheduled ten rounder. (more…)



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Tanaka wins OPBF 105lb belt in 4th bout

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten 19-year-old Japanese prospect Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2 KOs), 104.75, formerly four-time national high school champ, impressively captured the OPBF minimumweight belt when he scored a fine stoppage of previously unbeaten champ, WBA#2/WBC#4/WBO#2/IBF#5 compatriot Ryuji Hara (18-1, 10 KOs), 105, at 0:50 of the tenth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan.

In this country the word of “genius” might lose its rarity value, as there are not a few geniuses such as Kazuto Ioka (who won a world belt in his seventh pro bout) and Naoya Inoue (who acquired it in his sixth). This youngster may try to get it in his fifth pro bout to break the current WBC 108-pound ruler Inoue’s mark soon or later.

It was such a furious and competitive affair as all the judges tallied 38-38 after the fourth, and 76-76 twice and 77-76 for Tanaka after the eighth. The defending champ Hara, 24, who once attempted to become a jockey, made a good start in the opening session, but Tanaka fought back hard with longer and stronger punches to the shorter titlist. (more…)



November 1st, 2014

UFC

Walt Harris: Going to Make This One Count

In Walt Harris’ own words “the third time is a charm.”

At least in his mind, that’s the way things have to be as “The Big Ticket” has put every ounce of what he has into his preparation for his upcoming bout with Soa Palelei at Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping. The 31-year-old American Top Team representative is determined to prove he belongs on the UFC roster, and toppling “The Hulk” is exactly what he needs to do in order to get this done . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 1st, 2014

Boxing Result

Hammer pounds Costa; Murat TKOs Tchoula

WBO #6 heavyweight Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs) hammered out a twelve round decision over previously unbeaten WBO #15 rated Irineu Beato Costa Jr. (15-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night in front of 800 spectators at the Kugelbake Halle in Cuxhaven, Germany. After the fight, Hammer declared himself ready to challenge heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

In the co-feature, former world light heavyweight title challenger Karo Murat (26-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Leo Tchoula (9-7, 8 KOs) in his first bout since his world title loss to Bernard Hopkins 12 months ago. Murat later stated his dream fight is a rematch with Hopkins, but WBO champ Brähmer would also be an interesting opponent.

Heavyweight prospect Adrian Granat (6-0, 5 KOs) needed just two rounds to finish badly faded 41-year-old Mike Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams (46-23, 35 KOs).



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez: Kameda wants to be a Mexican, but he’s Japanese…I’m the real Mexican

WBO world bantamweight champion Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KOs) defends his title against WBO interim bantamweight champion Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KOs) collide in a 12-round bout for the absolute WBO belt tonight at UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Kameda is a -1000 favorite to defeat Hernandez +650 in a bout that has tempers flaring.

Hernandez takes offense at Japan’s Kameda adopting his country of Mexico. “He’s not a real Mexican,” fumed Hernandez. “He wants to be a Mexican, but he’s Japanese. I’m the real Mexican here. I’m so Mexican that even the dirt under my fingernails is Mexican. Tomoki is Japanese, and he came to my country to learn from us, the Mexicans. But let’s not forget who the real Mexican is here. He comes here saying he represents Mexico and he’s not even Mexican. I don’t have to pretend. I’m 100 percent pure Mexican blood. On Saturday night, I will win. I’ll be a world champion, a true Mexican champion.”

Kameda stated “I’m Japanese, but I live in Mexico. I fight like a Mexican. Boxing fans better be ready, because Saturday night is going to be a true all-Mexican brawl. This is a fight for Japan, a fight for Mexico, a fight for all the Latinos. I respect my opponent a lot, but there is a reason I’m undefeated, there is a reason I’m the champion and I’m going to win the fight. We’re going to scream ‘Viva Japan,’ we’re going to scream ‘Viva Mexico’ and ‘Viva los Latinos’ for all the fans in the U.S. On November 1, you are going to see me eat up ‘The Little Clown.'”



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Kuroki keeps WBC female 105lbs belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

WBC female strawweight champ, pretty lefy Yuko Kuroki (12-4-1, 6 KOs), 105, successfully made her initial defense when she outlegged and outboxed official challenger Katia Gutierrez (19-5, 4 KOs), 105, from Mexico, by a split verdict over ten hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Fukuoka, Japan.

Franz Malti (Switzerland) and Furuta (Japan) both tallied 96-94 for Kuroki, and Herminio Cuevas (Mexico) had it 97-93 in favor of Gutierrez. The referee was Yuji Fukuchi (Japan).

Kuroki annexed the belt from compatriot Mari Ando in Osaka this May, and had to make the first defense against such an experienced challenger as Katia, former IBF 105-pound ruler who kept it on four occasions. Kuroki, a southpaw footworker, utilized her feet, kept circling and displayed fine hit-and-run tactics. But occasionally did Katia connect with looping let hooks to the face of the champ, who desperately retaliated with fast but right combinations. After the first four sessions, the scores were announced as follows: 39-37 twice for Kuroki, and 39-37 for Gutierrez. (more…)



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

DC-MD-VA Hosting ’15 Days of Fistic Fury’

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The November 1 card at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC will be the beginning of one of the busiest stretches in the area known as the Beltway (DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia) in many years. The November 1 card will be the first of six cards to be held in the area over a 15-day period — known as the “15 Days of Fistic Fury.” Details are still coming in on the cards but here are the dates.

Most of this time will be spent in and around Baltimore, MD as “Charm City” will host three of the cards in a seven-day period. Thursday, November 6 will be the date for one of two charity boxing cards during the period — The Jonathan Ogden Foundation card at Martin’s Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. Women’s world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson is slated to headline this card in the first of two appearances during this period. This is the ninth anniversary for this card hosted by Ogden, the Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman who played his entire pro career with the Baltimore Ravens. (more…)



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs-Carmack weights from Lula, Mississippi

Shannon Briggs 261 vs. Richard Carmack 308
Joey Bryant 143.1 vs. Richard Dinkins 143.6
Codie Shufield 171.5 vs. Omar Barefield 168.25
William Johnson 169 vs. Chris Doyle 168.5
Law Purifoy 157.5 vs. Robert Hill 158

Promoter: Summitt Fighting Promotions
Venue: Isle of Capri Casino, Lula, Mississippi



November 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ Ramirez stops Elam in thriller

Former world champion Victor Ramirez (21-2- 16 KOs) of Argentina survived two first round knockdowns to KO former Contender 4 (reality series) participant Deon Elam (13-2, 7 KOs) in round two on Friday night at the Teatro Griego Juan Pablo Segundo in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina. The bout was for the IBF Latino cruiserweight title.

Elam’s height advantage was what caught immediate attention from the capacity crowd on hand. He had at least 5 to 6 inches on Ramirez it appeared. Elam followed the instructions of trainer Buddy McGirt from the opening bell using his massive reach advantage with a solid jab. Ramirez right away was having problems finding the distance. When Ramirez finally got close he found him self being surprised as Elam was able to fight well on the inside as he stated earlier in the week in his Fightnews interview. A combination dropped Ramirez in round one for the first knockdown. Moments later another combination had him down again and this time he was really hurt bad. He managed to beat the count but was on very rubbery legs. His mouthpiece was dislodged during the second knockdown. Ramirez had a fair amount of time to not only get his mouthpiece rinsed out but time for him to receive a drink of water from his cornerman. Elam jumped on him to finish him off but the bell sounded moments later.

Early in round two, Elam punished Ramirez to the body but during a follow up exchange Ramirez landed his right hand before Elam’s punch, sending Elam face first to the canvas where he was counted out by the referee. Fortunately Elam moments later appeared to be fine and walking around in the ring.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel

Shoki Sakai 132 vs Nery Saguilan 132
(WBC Silver super featherweight title)

Rey Vargas 122 vs Sylvestwr López 122
(WBC Youth super bantamweight title)

Javier Molina 151 vs Luis Prieto 144
Lourdes Juárez 107.60 vs Jackie Calvo 111.50

Venue: Arena Coliseo in México City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Washington, DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Dusty Hernandez Harrison 146 vs. Michael Clark 149
Joshua Davis 131 vs. John Wampash 131
Dwayne McRae 239 vs. Grover Young 259
Myke Fox 136 vs. Sean Lockhart 136
Brandon Quarles 162 vs. Dennis Sharpe 163
Emanuel Johnson 135 vs. Patrick Chaffin 127
Jarrett Hurd 154 vs. Larry Cade 155

Undefeated Washington, DC welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison will battle in front of his home fans for the first time since May of 2013 when he headlines the All-In Entertainment card on Saturday, November 1 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. The 20-year-old Harrison went 8-0 with three knockouts on his road trip which took him twice to Madison Square Garden, once to the Foxwoods, saw him participate on ESPN2 and capture a WBC Youth Welterweight title. In his last outing, Harrison (23-0, 12 KO’s) won an eight-round unanimous decision over Wilfredo Acuna on July 26 at Madison Square Garden.

Harrison will face veteran Michael “Cold Blood” Clark of Columbus, OH (44-11-1, 18 KO’s) in a 10-round contest. Clark, a cast member of the second season of The Contender, has been stopped in four of his last five contests. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Kameda, Hernandez make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Tomoki Kameda 117.5 vs. Alejandro Hernandez 118
(WBO bantamweight title)

Andrzej Fonfara 176 vs. Doudou Ngumbu 175.5
Javier Fortuna 129.5 vs. Abner Cotto 130.25

Caleb Truax 166.5 vs. Scott Sigmon 160
Koki Kameda 115.2 vs. Omar Salado 116
Jamal James 145.5 vs. Cameron Kreal 147
Demond Nicholson 160.5 vs. Lekan Byfield 159.5
Eddie Ramirez 142.5 vs. Manny Brown 141.5
Semajay Thomas 144 vs. Paul Pindroh 143
Jose Felix Quezada 137.5 vs. Alfred Hall 142.5
Alex Martin 145.5 vs. Travis Hartman 148.5
Adam Kownacki 250 vs. Jamal Woods TBA

Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinois
Promoter: Warriors Boxing
TV: Showtime



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Malik Scott: This one was for Dan

Earlier tonight in Crestmead, Queensland, Australia, heavyweight Malik Scott dominated former world title challenger and hometown favorite Alex Leapai en route to a ten round unanimous decision. “This one was for Dan,” said Scott referring to his longtime promoter Dan Goossen who passed away at the age of 64 on September 28th. “I was inspired throughout my training to win this fight for him…it wasn’t a difficult fight for me, I stuck to my game plan and got him running into my combinations, dominated the fight from the opening bell.” About the upcoming year, Scott was emphatic about wanting bigger fights and also about a rematch. “Wilder, I want to fight Deontay Wilder again, I’m positive the results would be different this time.”

“We’re very proud of Malik’s performance, he went across the globe and won the fight decisively against Leapai,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “This puts him back on track and headed into much bigger fights in 2015. He’s had some bad luck against Glazkov with the scores and Chisora with the quick count over the last two years but the way he fought tonight shows that he can compete with any of the top heavyweights in the world.”



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. 126 vs. Jonathan Arellano 126
(Vacant USNBC featherweight title)

Alberto Machado 130 vs. Alvin Torres 129
(Vacant USNBC super featherweight title)

Jose Martinez 115 vs. Luis Cosme 117
Israel Vazquez 109 vs. Miguel Del Valle 112
Freddy Ortiz 123 vs. Jonathan Feliciano 121
Junny Troche 146 vs. Michael Wicker 149
Clarence Booth 146 vs. Javier Garcia 145
Julian Rodriguez 141 vs. Jorge Cordero 140
Ricardo Rodriguez 121 vs. Luis Soto 121
Bryan Chevalier 119 vs. Antonio Vera 121

Venue: Hector Sola Bezares Coliseum
Promoter: Miguel Cotto Promotions
TV: UniMas

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October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Trout, Arreola, Tarver in action at Pechanga Dec 11

Goossen Promotions returns to Pechanga Resort and Casino on Thursday, December 11th with “Night of Champions” a three-hour ESPN Boxing Special televised LIVE on ESPN2. “We wanted to do something special in honor of Dan Goossen and we thought of no better way than to put on a great night of boxing just like he had done for so many years on ESPN,” said Brian Kweder, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. “Dan’s contributions to the sport of boxing are well documented, but he was also a joy to work with and to be around. I’m hopeful that he has a ringside seat wherever he may be for these fights.” A lifelong resident of Southern California and popular fight promoter for more than three decades, Goossen passed away at the age of 64 on September 28.

“We could not be any more excited to bring this outstanding ‘Night of Champions’ boxing event to the beautiful Pechanga Resort & Casino,” said Tom Brown of Goossen Promotions. “It is always great to provide their fans with an action-packed show.”

Headlining the event will be the return to Pechanga and ESPN of former junior middleweight world champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout of Las Cruces, New Mexico in 10-round clash against tough Mexican veteran Luis “Slayer” Grajeda. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nuñez

After a busy boxing 2014 in Tijuana, the season slowed down after a double fight card Friday in late September. Dobberman Promotions resuscitated to sport in the booming border city Thursday night at the Rancho Grande Bar located on the legendary Revolution Avenue in the heart of downtown Tijuana. A quick five bouts went down in the cavernous night club, all scheduled for four rounds. In the main event, a pair of flyweights gave one of the best local fights of the year when Sergio “Elegante” Nuñez (5-10) squeaked by the quirky Felix “Chapito” Rubio (3-9-1, 3KO), both of Tijuana, in a fast-paced four rounder. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Khurtsidze halts Hunter in five

By Rocky Morales at ringside

Former IBO middleweight champion, Avtandil Khurtsidze (29-2-2, 18KO) made his west coast debut a successful one with an entertaining fifth round TKO over the game Eddie Hunter (10-11-2, 3KO) on Thursday night at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, CA. Hunter got off to a good start, fighting from the outside taking advantage of his sizable reach advantage over the 5’4″ Khurtsidze. Eventually, however, Khurtsidze, was able to bull in with his Popeye like frame to start beating down Hunter and dropped Hunter in the third round with a combination upstairs. Following the knockdown, Hunter went into survival mode but as he was taking punishment in the fifth round, Hunter’s corner threw in the towel in surrender. Time of the stoppage was 2:13 of the fifth round. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Mares, Ortiz added to Khan-Alexander undercard

Golden Boy has announced details of their December 13 card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. British superstar and former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan will take on former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great,” while undefeated interim WBA welterweight world champion Keith “One Time” Thurman will defend against Leonard “The Lion” Bundu. Rounding out the three-fight Showtime Championship Boxing telecast will be WBO junior middleweight world champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade against undefeated Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo.

Featured on the undercard will be two separate 10-round bouts featuring former three-time, three-division world champion Abner Mares and former welterweight world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz. Mares, who will fight in a featherweight bout against an opponent to be determined, will look to build on his recent victory over Jonathan Oquendo. Ortiz is looking to make a comeback statement in a welterweight bout against an opponent to be named.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Asis stops Sampaio in two

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based Filipino 130-pounder Jack “Assassin” Asis (32-18-5, 17 KOs) stopped Brazilian, Isaias Santos Sampaio (19-9, 19 KOs) in round two of the scheduled ten round main event to capture the WBA regional title at Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, a Australia on Friday.

In other action 140 pound Kris George (7-0, 5 KOs) outscored Filipino, Amor Tino (14-20-4, 4 KOs) over ten rounds. Tino was dropped twice in round one and again in round six. The original scheduled opponent Brazilian Fernando Ferreira da Silva (32-4-1, 24 KOs) was ruled medically unfit after he was injured on the day of the fight falling down a staircase. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Malik Scott defeats Alex Leapai

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Heavyweight Malik Scott (37-2-1, 13 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous points decision over former heavyweight title challenger Alex Leapai (30-6-3, 24 KOs) on Friday night at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in Crestmead, Queensland, Australia. Leapai, returning to action following his unsuccessful heavyweight title attempt against Wladimir Klitschko, looked all night to try to end the fight with a haymaker. The speedier Scott, however, outboxed and outworked the crowd favorite to get the win by scores of 99-91, 100-90, 98-92.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Kameda vs Hernandez: it’s personal in Chicago

By Przemek Garczarczyk

If pre-fight and press conference talk between WBO champion Tomoki Kameda (30-0, 19 KO) and Alejando Hernandez (28-10, 15 KO) is any indication, fans in Chicago and around the world will see a great fight on Saturday night. “There’s only one real Mexican fighter in this bout … me,” said Hernandez during Thursday presser. “November 1 you will see me eat up this clown,” responded the Japanese fighter nicknamed ‘El Mexicanito’ in perfect Spanish. Kameda-Hernandez will be a part of a Showtime Special Edition triple header this Saturday, in Chicago.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Pro tourney planned in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Promociones del Istmo has plans in the works for a Jose Sulaiman Memorial Cup professional boxing tournament. The event will consist of 32 boxers divided into eight groups and will see action in the bantamweight, featherweight, lightweight and welterweight divisions. Local prospects like Ricardo Nunez, Eric Walters, Cesar Rivas, Manuel Vides, and Juan Huertas will be participating. The elimination-style tournament will be held on four different dates, two in January, one in March and the finals in May.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

John David Jackson: Kovalev not robotic like Hopkins

John David Jackson, trainer of WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, likes his man’s chances against WBA/IBF king Bernard Hopkins on November 8 in Atlantic City.

“I feel he is definitely mentally ready and focused for this fight. I believe having the baby gives him a lot of extra motivation,” said Jackson. “Everything is shaping up real nice. I want him to hit Hopkins everywhere, his shoulder, his arms, body shots. Sergey is more athletic. He has power in both hands. He’s not robotic like Hopkins is. Sergey cuts the ring off. Bernard can’t match him power for power. Sergey won’t be bothered by bothered by Bernard’s talk stuff. He won’t let that get to him. He will block it out. He is that ready.

“Sergey will take advantage of his punching power.” Don’t forget, Sergey is a smart boxer. He’s going to hurt Bernard to the body. He (Sergey) can think in the ring. I let him be comfortable with what he can do. He has good defense which is going to catch Bernard off guard.”



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

By David Finger
Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO

The third and final day of the 27th annual WBO Convention kicked off yesterday morning, and as anticipated, the open forum of the championship and ratings committees was not without fireworks. The day began with a short video presentation of the charitable work done by both the WBO and numerous WBO champions to promote the WBO “Kids Drug Free” program.

The second order of business came when Vice President John Duggan proposed a resolution that clarified that the position of “vice president of the China Zone” is now vacant and that the China commission is not to use any trademarks or logos. The resolution would also transfer this over to the Asia Pacific region. The resolution would be passed unanimously.

There then followed a brief discussion of the 2015 budget and a proposed amendment to the budget, which passed as well. Following this budget discussion, Joe Cortez briefly spoke of the role of instant replay in Nevada. “Instant replay in Nevada has been in play for two years,” Cortez said, “but it hasn’t been used.” Cortez noted that in Nevada only a referee has the discretion to overturn his or her decision, before adding that the “door was open” to any adjustments that needed to be made in regards to the rule as it stands in Nevada.

From there WBO junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri spoke of the importance of being a role model as a champion. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

UFC

Fab Five: Werdum’s Defining Moments

On November 15, number one contender Fabricio Werdum faces Mark Hunt for the interim UFC heavyweight title in Mexico City. Yet despite Werdum’s current success, his road to UFC 180 has been a long and winding one. Read on for a look at his five defining moments. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Haiti card announced for next week

By Robert Coster

Promotor/manager Jacques Deschamps held a press conference in Petionville, Haiti, along with his associates, to announce the return of boxing to Haiti on November 8th at the Karibe Convention Center. Two WBA Fedelatin titles will be at stake as local boy Evens “The Sun City Kid” Pierre (23-1, 16 KOs) will clash with former lightweight contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs) of Nicaragua. It will be a daunting task for Pierre who developed his career in Panama. The other diadem will pit Haitian-American light heavyweight Azea Augustama (17-2, 9 KOs) against hard-punching Dominican Champion Andy Perez (19-1, 18 KOs). Included in the card will be former WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa of Mexico against Carlos Melo of Panama and former female world champion Alicia Ashley of Jamaica crossing gloves against Dominican Grecia Nova. Present at the venue will be WBA Featherweight Champion Nicholas Walters who will be bringing his support to his manager Jacques Deschamps.



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Martin Murray says he’ll stop Gennady Golovkin in his tracks. More

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Former Fresno promoter Pete Rokas makes it to state boxing hall of fame. More

Mike Tyson claims he bought drugs with Robin Williams. More



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

The luxurious “W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel” was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of The Homecoming, this Saturdays huge, Showtime televised triple-header taking place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The thirteen bout card, presented by Warriors Boxing, features the return of local favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, who, in his last outing, knocked down and took the full measure of Adonis Stevenson in a riveting, albeit losing battle, for Stevenson’s WBC light heavyweight championship. On Saturday, Fonfara (25-3, 15 KO’s), meets the relatively unknown Doudou Ngumbu (33-5, 12 KO’s), who hails from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, but is currently based out of Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France in the 10 round light heavyweight main event.

In the televised co-feature, WBO Bantamweight Champion, Japan’s Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (30-0, 19 KO’s), makes the third defense of his title against the durable Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (28-10-2, 15 KO’s) of Mexico City in a scheduled 12 rounder.

The opening bout on Showtime’s telecast will see the explosive Javier Fortuna (25-0-1, 18 KO’s) of La Romana, Dominican Republic, taking on Abner Cotto (18-2, 8 KO’s) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a 10 round super featherweight bout. (more…)



October 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri’s USA training camp winding down; WBO 140lb champ heading to Macao next week

Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will make his final U.S. appearance at a press conference in Los Angeles on Thursday before heading off to The Venetian Macao to challenge reigning WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Algieri, who spent the first four weeks of training camp in New York, moved his base of operations to Las Vegas enduring intensive training and conditioning for the remaining six weeks in preparation for his battle against Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion.

Joining Algieri at the press conference will be WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, World Boxing Association (WBA) super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas and his new trainer, former four-division world champion Roy Jones, Jr., China’s most iconic athlete, undefeated top-five flyweight contender and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. Lomachenko and Vargas will be defending their titles while Zou fights in a world title elimination bout on the Pacquiao-Algieri world welterweight championship pay-per-view portion of the undercard.



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event, welterweight Danny O’Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) in round four on Thursday night at the Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In the first round, Farmer came out strong however O’Connor dominated in the rest of the fight. O’Connor dropped Farmer in round two. In round four he floored Farmer again with a body shot, prompting the referee to stop the fight. The time was 2:33.

In the co-feature, junior welterweight Sharif Bogere (26-1, 18 KOs) knocked out Fernando Garcia (28-4-2, 18 KOs). Garcia was dropped in round two and was knocked out by Bogere with a right hook in round five. The time was 2:10.

Unbeaten middleweight Mark DeLuca (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a TKO victory over Ryan Davis (24-15-3, 9 KOs) at the end of round four. DeLuca dominated and demonstrated his boxing skill in each round, knocking down Davis once in round one and twice in round three with devastating combinations. Davis’ corner threw in the towel at the end of round four.

Hot super middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a first round knockout over Greg McCoy (3-4-1, 1 KO). Quigley finished McCoy with a left-right combination after just 2:39.

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October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 light heavyweight unification bout with Bernard The Alien Hopkins at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

How do you study Hopkins?

I don’t study anybody. It is better to go to the gym to do some work for my shape or spend time to cook my breakfast or sleep in my bed. Why I need to spend the time?

Other than your power, what could be your strength against Hopkins?

I always have bullets in my arsenal. My hands are my weapon It’s my weapon in the ring. Hopkins think that I only have two bullets but I will bring some more. (more…)



October 30th, 2014

UFC

Henderson-Alvarez set for showdown in Boston

With the anticipation for the UFC’s January 18 event in Boston already heating up, the promotion announced Wednesday that the co-main event of the card headlined by Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver will see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on Eddie Alvarez in what promises to be an early Fight of the Year candidate. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ROCKHOLD VS. BISPING is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Friday, Nov. 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico , undefeated No. 2-world-rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico and Argentina’s Luis Carlos “El Potro” Abregu (36-1, 29 KOs), workout on Thursday for their upcoming all-action feature fights.

Ramirez and Valdez share a double-header card, Saturday, November 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio,Texas on HBO Latino. Ramirez takes on Fulgencio Zuniga while Valdez battles Alberto Garza.

In Atlantic City, Saturday, November 8, Abregu faces Brooklyn’s Sadam Ali at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ on HBO World Championship Boxing. photos



October 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Bute-Bolonti/Pascal-George on U.S. PPV

Integrated Sports announced today that it will present the “Bute vs. Bolonti” twinbill on pay-per-view to United States boxing fans on December 6 from the historic Bell Centre in Montreal. Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Lucian “Le Tombeaur” Bute (31-2, 24 KOs), currently the World Boxing Council (WBC) #5 world rated light heavyweight, headlines against former world title challenger Roberto “La Bestia” Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs). In the co-feature, former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will risk his world #1 ranking against Donovan “Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 22 KOs). The card will be available via iN Demand, DirecTV, DISH, and Vubiquity for a suggested price of $24.95.



October 30th, 2014




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