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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs) scored a ...

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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female super bantamweight Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas (40-9-1, 10 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round split decision over Jessica ...

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Results from Mexico City

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Surpassing all expectations, two former world champions delivered the maximum in the ring. Argentinian Daniela Romina ...

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Boxing News

Interview: WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (23-0, 20 KOs) talks to Fightnews.com® about departing Sydney next Tuesday and challenging WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev on March 5 in Grozny, Russia. Browne talks about losing 20 pounds in weight and performing at his best in sparring sessions with former world amateur champion Jai Opetai. “Big Daddy” also talks about Chagaev’s fights against Felix Savon, Alexander Povetkin, Wladimir Klitschko and Fres Oquendo.



February 19th, 2016

WBA

Last chance for Felix Sturm?

On Saturday, February 20, at Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, reigning and defending WBA World super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs), from Serpukhov, Russia, fights former WBA Super World middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-5-3, 18 KOs), from Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, a second time in defense of his title.

Thirty-six-year-old Sturm is a 14-year ring vet who won the WBA World middleweight title by beating Maselino Masoe via unanimous decision in 2006. He became WBA Super World middleweight champ by beating Giovanni Lorenzo in 2010.

Twenty-eight-year-old Chudinov is an undefeated six-year pro. He won the WBA World super middleweight title via 12-round split decision over Sturm last May, and most recently fought in September, successfully defending the crown against Frank Buglioni. (more…)



February 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Dropped by Nike for anti-gay slurs, Manny Pacquiao might still become a senator

How Nike deals with controversies

Timothy Bradley will be ruined by new trainer, says Freddie Roach

A Florida boxer knocks out a pharmacy robber on video



February 19th, 2016

UFC

Dana White: Cowboy vs. Cowboy a better fight

“Cowboy” Cerrone is a lot of things, but maybe most of all he is reliable.

When his fight with Tim Means was cancelled, it was basically a guarantee Cerrone would be game for whoever was up next.

Enter the UFC’s other cowboy: Alex Oliveira . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Dudchenko to start training fighters

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It was less than two years ago that formerly world ranked light heavyweight Anatoliy Dudchenko (19-4, 13 KOs) was in a world title eliminator. But now Dudchenko has decided to train fighters and he hopes he can eventually lead at least one to a world championship. Originally from Ukraine, Dudchenko has been based in Southern California for a number of years as an active fighter. He will remain in the area as a trainer.

Are you officially retired?

I have not made any official announcement but I have no plans to fight anymore. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Keta and Uzun make weight in Tirana, Albania

Keta and Uzun make weightMike Keta will defend his WBC EPBC middleweight championship against Turgay Uzun on Friday night at ‘Asllan Rusi’ Sport Palace in Tirana, Albania. The show labeled as “Albanian Fortress” is putting the fight in the tradition of the big historic battles between Albania and Turkey. In the 15th century, Albanian leader and national hero “Skanderbeg” defended the small country against attacks from the Ottoman Empire led by Sultan Murad II.
Now Turgay Uzun is leading the next wave of the “Turkish Invasion” while Mike Keta will do his best to defend his “Fortress” with the support of his frenetic fans in Tirana.
Uzun was a late replacement for “Sultan” Goekalp Oezekler who got sick only four days before the fight and cannot compete for medical reasons.

“I am always in top shape and always ready to fight”, said Uzun at today’s press conference. “I’ve been in the fight game for 20 years. I know that things like this happen and I am always willing to take the chance. This is a great opportunity for me and I will make the best out of it. I have fought in England, Poland and many other countries before where the fans were against me. This is my first time in Albania but I received a very warm welcome and everybody treated me with the utmost respect.”

“I want to thank Turgay Uzun for jumping in and saving the event”, stated Mike Keta. “This is a very important night for me and for Albanian boxing. I am proud to represent my country. I don’t care who my opponent is because if I want to make it to the top I have to beat everybody who is in my way.”

Both contenders made the weight with Uzun weighing in at 72.3 kg (159.4 lbs.) while Keta was exactly in the limit at 72.5 kg (160 lbs.). The fight will be broadcasted live in Albania, Turkey and Germany.



February 19th, 2016

Boxing Result

Ximenez KOs Anton in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Stacey Verbeek

Dallas fighter’s Ray Ximenez (13-0, 4KO) and Eric Anton (4-3, 1KO) have known each other for years. They have even sparred many rounds together. On Thursday night at the Frontiers of Flight Museum which displays old historic planes hanging from the ceiling, Ximenez and Anton put their relationship aside and squared off for the Texas Featherweight Title benefitting the Ring of Hope Boxing Club. It was Ximenez who showed why he has the brightest future as a pro after a decorated amateur career. He dropped Anton with an overhand right in the second round and finished him off with another big overhand right at 2:50 of the third round of the scheduled 8 to earn the KO victory. (more…)



February 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Sloan, Iowa

John Vera 153.5 vs. Ayi Bruce 150.5
Tony Luis 135.25 vs. Samuel Amoako 135.25
Kevin Lavallee 129.75 vs. Jose Silveria 128
Malik Hawkins 146.7 vs. Cody Peterson 146
Travis Fulton NA vs. Richard Carmack NA
Junior Wright 197.75 vs. Jimmie Franklin 198.75

Venue: WinnaVegas Casino & Resort, Sloan, Iowa
Promoters: Greg Cohen Promotions, Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotion
Television: CBS Sports Network



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Rosie Cohe / Showtime

Adam Lopez 121.5 vs. Mario Muñoz 121.5
Ronald Ellis 166.5 vs. Jerry Odom 167.5
Lavisas Williams 132 vs. O’Shaquie Foster 134
John Magda 167.5 bvs. Christopher Brooker 167.5

Anthony Young 149 vs. Skender Halili 149.5
Brendan Barrett 245 vs. Dan Pasciolla 243.5
Arturo Trujillo 154 vs. Jeffrey Wright 153
Elijah Vines 156 vs. Alec Asbury 156
Hector Frometa 146 vs. Jordan Rosario 151

Venue: Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: GH3 Promotions
TV: Showtime

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February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

LA Fight Club official weights

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Diego De La Hoya 126 vs Arturo Badillo 124.6
Carlos Morales 129.6 vs Omar Tienda 129.4
Nick Arce 127 vs Luis Lizarraga Jr 126.6
Oscar Duarte 139.4 vs Archie Weah 139.6
Francisco Esparza 129 vs Antonio Martinez 128.2

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Estrella TV

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February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Rhode Island

Khiary Gray 154 vs. Eduardo Flores 154
Victoria Cisneros 147.5 vs. Kali Reis 150
Josh Parker 139.5 vs. Julio Perez 138.5
Timmy Ramos 127 vs. Tanner Dodd 128.5
Greg McCoy 163 vs. Fatlum Zhuta 165
Freddy Sanchez 145.5 vs. Antonio Fernandez 146.5
Lionel Young 151 vs. Mohamad Allam 147.5

Venue: Twin River Casino in Lincoln, RI
Promoter: CES Boxing



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Zimnoch-Mollo: Open training and face-off

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo/video: Ringpolska.pl

Undefeated Polish heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-0, 12 KOs) will face always entertaining Chicagoan Mike Mollo (20-5, 12 KOs) in Saturday’s main event billed as “Power Punch,” promoted by Babilon Promotion/Sferis KnockOut Promotions in Legionowo, Poland. “For Zimnoch, this is a good test versus a very tough, hard-hitting fighter who always gives his best,” said Zimnoch’s co-promoter Andrzej Wasilewski. “If Zimnoch wins this fight, presenting all his skills, bigger challenges, possibly in US or UK, will be strongly considered,” added Wasilewski.

“We all know what I’m about – being fearless and hitting hard. No referees needed,” said “Merciless” Mike when both fighters met each other during today’s open training and face-off in Warsaw.



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Margarito cleared for ring return

Former world champion Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) has received medical clearance to return to the ring on March 5 against Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. (39-7-2, 23 KOs) at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Although the fight was already announced, Commission approval was contingent on Margarito successfully passing an ophthalmological exam. This will be the 37-year-old Margarito’s first fight since being stopped by Miguel Cotto in their 2011 grudge rematch in New York City. Margarito-Paez will be televised in the USA on beIN Sports Espanol.



February 18th, 2016

Announcement

Ring 8 guest speaker Lou DiBella last Tuesday night in NY

6c244484-f360-4901-821d-0cd5282a4d83Boxing promoter Lou DiBella was Ring 8’s monthly guest speaker this past Tuesday night at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

“Lou was fantastic,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “He was very informative and spoke nearly 30-minutes. He kept everybody in tune to what’s happening in boxing today, discussed how difficult it is to promote a boxing show, and answered everybody’s questions. Our members really enjoyed listening to Lou.” (more…)



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin-Wade NYC Press Conference

Photos: Will Hart/K2 Promotions

Undefeated unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (34-0, 31 KOs) and undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Dominic “Lights Out” Wade (18-0, 12 KOs) faced off for this first time today at the New York City press conference to promote their April 23 HBO clash at the Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

Dominic Wade: I’m just coming here to do what I gotta do, you know what I’m saying? Everyone thinks I’m young, so that’s going to play a part of it. I’m definitely hungry. I definitely want the titles…April 23 is gonna be a show. I ain’t scared. I’m gonna put in this work.

Gennady Golovkin: I feel much better now. New year, new fight…I’m very excited, April 23, because this is boxing. I respect Dominic Wade. He’s the undefeated mandatory challenger. It’s very serious. I have new emotions. I don’t know who’ll win. I’m not God. This is boxing guys.

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February 18th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Pittsburgh Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Pittsburgh for the first time in nearly five years this Sunday night, with a welterweight main event capping off a 13-fight card airing live on FOX Sports 1 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Rabchenko gears up for U.S. invasion

Super welterweight Sergey Rabchenko (26-1, 19 KOs) is hoping to dust off a few cobwebs at the Town Hall in Walsall, England on Friday night before shifting his career to the U.S. Rabchenko will take on Barcelona-based South American Miguel Aguilar (11-22, 5 KOs). Rabchenko has inked a deal with adviser Al Haymon and Warrior’s Boxing and is likely to begin appearing on Premier Boxing Champions shows later in the year. Long-term mentor and boxing legend Ricky Hatton will continue to serve as his trainer.

“I have enjoyed my fights in the UK and will continue to train here with Ricky, but after this I want to box in New York and Las Vegas. That is my dream,” proclaimed Rabchenko. “When I’ve beaten the best Americans, I will come back to the UK and defend my belts.”



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Fight Club OC Weights

Dmitry Bivol 177 vs Clieton Conceicao 176.8
Ryan Lang 146 vs Justin Governale 145
Timothy Lee 147.2 vs Luke Santa Maria 146.8
Carlos Gonzalez 124.2 vs Guadalupe Arroyo 125.2
Joe Cisneros 186.2 vs Christian Gonzalez 181.5
Sergey Kuzmin 262 vs Rodney Hernandez 242
Bekman Soylybaev 130 vs Moises Delgadillo 130 – NABA US Title
Thomas Hill 153.8 vs Tavorus Teague 153.6

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa, CA.
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Time: Show starts at 7pm
Tickets: Sold out



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin and British Olympic sensation Anthony Joshua will face off for the first time on Friday at a kickoff press conference in London. They collide at The O2 on April 9, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. Still no US TV deal.
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Tyson Fury manager/trainer Peter Fury told Sky Sports that the rematch between WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Fury and Wladimir Klitschko will either take place in the UK or the UAE.
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Unbeaten junior middleweight Khiary Gray (11-0, 9 KOs) will now face Eduardo Flores (23-19-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gray’s original opponent, Cameron Rivera, fractured his wrist. The bout is for the UBF Int’l title.
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Former heavyweight title challenger Alex Leapai told ABC that he’s retiring after being warned he could go blind if he kept fighting



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Dallas

Ray Ximenez, Jr. 124.25 vs. Eric Anton 123.75
(Texas super bantamweight title)

Enver Halili 152.5 vs. Rick Graham 154
Federico Oliveira 114.5 vs. Alfredo Mojica 113
Antonio Castillo 134.5 vs. Abraham Torres 135.75
Willie Miller 136.5 vs. Edward Vasquez 135
Marquis Hawthorne 148 vs. John Bullock 149

Venue: Frontiers of Flight Museum

The annual “A Night to Fight” raises funds to benefit Ring of Hope Boxing Club. The doors open at 5:30 pm and the first fight starts at 7 pm.



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Campbell gets co-feature slot for Brook-Bizier

Lightweights Luke Campbell and Gary Sykes will clash in the co-feature at the Sheffield Arena on March 26. Kell Brook defends his IBF world welterweight title against mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier in the main event. Campbell is straight into a huge fight after tasting defeat for the first time in the paid ranks in December, and the Hull star will be looking to bounce back with a big win under new trainer Jorge Rubio.

Campbell is in Miami training for the fight with Rubio and the 28-year-old believes it’s vital to return to the fray in a big fight.

“I’ve made plenty of changes since the Mendy fight,” said Campbell. “I wanted to get straight back into action and I wasn’t interested in an eight or 10 round comeback fight, I wanted to get straight back into big fights and Gary is a fight I can really get my teeth into. Gary will have plenty of support and I’m expecting a tough fight and a great performance.”



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

New Blood: Nick Arce

By Hesiquio Balderas
Photos: Golden Boy

Unbeaten featherweight Nick Arce (6-0, 6 KOs) is still green. But he has potential, is developing good boxing skills and is a big ticket seller. For his bout against Juan Hernandez last October at the StubHub Center, Nick sold 480 tickets. He’s expected to score another knockout at the box office when he faces Luis Ruiz Lizarraga Jr. on Friday at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.

“It’s my dream to be world champion I think I’m on the right path,” said Arce. “Golden Boy has been taking my career in a positive manner and I know that they will make the right moves for me and then when the time comes and retire from active fighting, I would like to move to the business world. I would like to follow Oscar de la Hoya’s footsteps, I would like to be a promoter, maybe an adviser, boxing is a hard sport.” (more…)



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather reiterates retirement from boxing

Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao’s gay comments

Ghana’s Isaac Ekpo calls out Lucian Bute

Chris Eubank Jr. raises heat ahead of battle of Britain with Nick Blackwell



February 18th, 2016

UFC

Cerrone following his own path in return to Octagon

Living in the past isn’t something Donald Cerrone has ever subscribed to.

In his formative years growing up in scenic Colorado, the future MMA striking machine dedicated his mindset to forge a life worth living, and it’s a commitment he’s never wavered from. That ideology has been the fuel that has driven Cowboy to become one of the most entertaining fighters on the planet . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

IBF #1 Wake finishes Sabu in tune-up; Promoter Kanehira wants to stage IBF 122lb title bout in Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

IBF #1 junior featherweight, Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12 KOs), 123.75, decked a fine victory in a tune-up bout prior to his IBF 122-pound mandatory crack when he impressively finished Indonesian national champ Waldo Sabu (7-3, 2 KOs), 120.75, at 1:25 of the fifth round on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. While anticipating an outcome of the highly expected unification bout between IBF ruler Carl Frampton and WBA titlist Scott Quigg on February 27, Wake appeared before a well-packed crowd at the Korakuen Hall to be active and prepare for his IBF mandatory shot this summer. (more…)



February 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Serrano destroys Gerula to win WBO female featherweight world title

By Matt Richardson at ringside

Female featherweight Amanda Serrano won the vacant WBO title on Wednesday night when she defeated Canada’s Olivia Gerula at BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square, NYC. Serrano blew out Gerula in less than two minutes, prompting referee Ricky Gonzalez to call a stoppage with Gerula still standing.

The fight was the main event of the latest edition of promoter Lou DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing.”

Serrano (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) hurt Gerula almost instantaneously after she scored with a big right hook. The shot rocked Gerula (17-16-2, 3 KO’s) and sent her back into the ropes. The ropes prevented her from going down so Gonzalez correctly issued an eight-count. When the action resumed, Gerula was still clearly groggy and Serrano charged forward with a wide array of punches. It was the right that continued to connect, however, and after snapping Gerula’s head back with that same shot a few more times Gonzalez stepped in and called the fight off. Gerula didn’t argue with the ending. (more…)



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Message from Orlando Cruz to Manny Pacquiao

Hi Manny,

For you to say that homosexuals are like animals is very irresponsible, I’m a homosexual and you shouldn’t judge me for my lifestyle. Jesus said about the adulterous women ‘He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.’ God asks us to love one another unconditionally. I invite you to meet with me to get to know me as a human being first and I guarantee you that you will think differently. Maybe afterwards we can do a sparring session. Take Care and I will be praying for you and your family.



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Soliman-Douglas fight date postponed

A niggling knee injury has put a stop to former World Middleweight Champion, Sam Soliman’s fight against rising USA middleweight star 23-year-old Antoine Douglas, which was to be held in Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 5th.

Soliman’s Manager, David Stanley said: “Sam is bitterly disappointed, but we view it as a temporary setback only. Postponing the fight is the right thing to do, as it makes no sense to fight injured, particularly at the level Sam fights at.

“We feel for Antoine Douglas’s team, but that’s the ups and downs of boxing. This is only a delay, as Sam has his sights set on taking on Douglas, who we know is a tough, savvy and hungry boxer.” (more…)



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Browne: Nothing will stop me from winning the WBA world title

Lucas Browne has been smashing his sparring partners in preparation for his March 5 WBA heavyweight title challenge against Ruslan Chagaev. Earlier this week, Browne took part in an opening sparring session in front of the media, and most scribes went away believing they had seen a man on fire. “I’ve never sparred better than this,” Browne, 23-0 (20 KOs), said. “I’m so pumped for this fight that I’ve been able to blast my way through each session. Nothing will stop me from winning the WBA world title on March 6 (Australian time).

“I’m going to bring my own brand of violence into the ring vs Chagaev and won’t stop until he’s out. I’ve never liked going to the judges because when you knock someone out there can be no discussion as to who won the fight, it’s obvious. I think people are going to be surprised when I turn up in such tremendous shape and I’m going to do things in there that people haven’t really seen me do before. (more…)



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Signings and other notes

Roc Nation has inked 19-year-old amateur heavyweight standout Darmani Rock to a promotional deal. Rock, who hails from Philadelphia, was the 2015 U.S. National Amateur super heavyweight champion.

Jeter Promotions has signed undefeated welterweight prospect Steve Weimer (9-0, 2 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Weimer is looking to get back in the ring following a four-year hiatus.

Boxing manager Danny Zamora has signed featherweight prospect Ruben Villa IV (0-0) and super bantamweight Jhordy Ramirez (2-0, 1 KO) to exclusive managerial contracts.

Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has inked formerly world-rated lightweight Juan El Niño” Ruiz (16-0, 10 KOs) to a long-term exclusive promotional pact.

Alecia Holden, daughter of boxing promoter Tony Holden is a cast member of Survivor: Kaoh Rong – Brawn vs Brains vs Beauty 2, premiering tonight at 8PM on CBS.

Canelo Alvarez is attending a trade show in Las Vegas today to promote his new clothing line.



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

David Price planning career reboot

Heavyweight David Price (19-3, 16 KOs) has teamed up with trainer David Coldwell as he looks to get his career back on track. The 6’8 Price, a 2008 Olymoic bronze medalist, who will be training at Coldwell’s gym in Rotherham, England, is coming off a devastating KO loss to Erkan Teper in July. Teper was later suspended for failing his drug test.

“This is a fresh start for me, and a start of a new chapter in my career,” said Price. “There have been fighters in the past who have made moves like this and it’s reignited their careers, and hopefully it will be the same for me.”

Coldwell also trains cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew, WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell and his world-rated twin brother Gavin McDonnell.

“One thing Pricey has got is 100% destructive heavyweight power,” said Coldwell. “He can knock anyone out, and when you’ve got that sort of power, you can never say never. A lot people want to write him off, but when you can put people to sleep like that you are always going to be dangerous.”



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Fight Club OC opens 6th season with early sellout

It is a promoter’s dream to sellout a show before you open the doors, and that is exactly what will face Fight Club OC promoter Roy Englebrecht this Thursday, February 18th for Opening Night of his sixth season of Fight Club OC shows in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. The eight bout card is a strong one that will feature two ten-round bouts highlighted by top light heavyweight prospect Dmitry Bivol at 5-0 facing 22-8 Cleiton Conceicao from Brazil, and 5-0 heavyweight Sergey Kuzmin in a war with 9-3 Rodney Hernandez out of Modesto. (more…)



February 17th, 2016

UFC

Rodriguez meets Fili at UFC 197

Two of the most exciting young featherweights in the world will square off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 23, as former TUF LATAM winner Yair Rodriguez takes on Andre Fili in a UFC 197 bout . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT PITTSBURGH 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, February 21 at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

What were you thinking, Manny?

A Tale of Foot-In-Mouth Disease

By Bill Dwyre

You might wrongly think that the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley fight is suddenly in jeopardy. That’s because nobody knows how fast Pacquiao can recover from surgery needed to remove his foot from his mouth.

The fight is April 9. The scars will be deep, and not all physical.

For those of you vacationing on Jupiter the last few days, this is what happened. Pacquiao made a public statement in his native Philippines in which he said that gays and lesbians were “worse than animals” because animals had sex with the opposite gender.

That statement was immediately, and understandably, taken as a grotesquely misguided and misinformed view of humanity.

This was not the Pacquiao everybody knew. This was not the all-inclusive, time-for-everybody Pacquiao who has grown into an international icon in just his 37 years on this planet. In the blink of an eye, he went from beloved to buffoon. (more…)



February 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Diaz-Velez collide in Ward-Barrera co-feature

A member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and current NABF Featherweight Champion, Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. (19-0, 11 KOs) will make his HBO debut when he faces rising Puerto Rican contender Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (23-1-1, 16 KOs) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The 10-round featherweight fight will open the HBO telecast headlined by former world champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) taking on number one rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round light heavyweight clash.



February 17th, 2016




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