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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios gets ready to work out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day Wednesday ...

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Junior welterweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, 28-0, 16 KOs, held an open training session ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

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Boxing News

Sosa-Brooks April 12 at Bally’s Atlantic City

Junior lightweight Jason Sosa, of Camden, NJ, who has knocked out his last six opponents, steps up in class when he takes on Michael “Lefty” Brooks, of Nassau, Long Island, NY, in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, April 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Sosa, 25, has turned his career around in the last 30 months under the guidance of Raul “Chino” Rivas, of Berlin, NJ, who has developed Sosa into an aggressive puncher, both to the head and body. (more…)



February 19th, 2014



Boxing News

Lara’s new nickname: The American Dream

Cuban born star, Interim WBA Jr. Middleweight Champion, Erislandy Lara, who now resides in Houston, TX, will take on the moniker “The American Dream”. After escaping communist Cuba, Lara in now experiencing a life full of opportunity, and is very grateful to be living in the United States of America. “My blood is 100% Cuban, and I love my family back home, but the reality is, thanks to the United States, I’ve been blessed to live my dream of being a champion and doing what I love for a living,” said Lara. “Being able to support my family and my loved ones is a blessing that I’m thankful for. I know what it’s like to live in poverty in a communist country, and what it’s like to live in USA, and I really feel I’m living the “The American Dream.” (more…)



February 19th, 2014

UFC

UFC Selects Future US to Oversee UFC 360 Magazine

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization today announced it has selected Future US, a leading digital media group, to oversee UFC 360, the official magazine of the UFC. Through the partnership, Future US will publish UFC 360 magazine in the US, UK and Australia in addition to the worldwide digital property. The first Future US managed issue will launch in April (#28), which will hit stands on April 1, 2014. (more…)



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Arce headlines March 8 in Nogales

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Multi-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (62-7-2, 47 KOs) returns March 8 at the in Macroplaza in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico against Brazilian Aldimar Silva Santos (19-7, 10 KOs) in a scheduled ten round featherweight bout.

Jorge Arce: “I’ve stayed in the gym since I started the year because the plan was always to fight in March. I want to fight for the world featherweight championship but go step by step. For now we need to concentrate on our next fight and deliver a great show to the people of Nogales, which has always supported me very well.”

Also on the card is local hero and former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13-1, 23 KOs) who will face unbeaten Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (21-0, 17 KOs) in an intriguing ten round middleweight clash. (more…)



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Eubank Jr, Ogogo, Shaw inks 2

Queensberry Promotions has announced in association with Chris Eubank Promotions that Chris Eubank Jr. (12-0, 7 KOs) will fight on this Saturday’s sold-out show at the York Hall, Bethnal Green. Eubank Jr. will take on Alistair Warren (8-5-3, 4 KOs) in an eight-round middleweight contest in support of Tony Conquest’s challenge for the vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight belt against Daniel Amman. Should be a safe bout for Eubank as Warren is 0-4-2 in his last six.

Olympic Bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo (4-0, 2 KOs) will take on Greg O’Neill (3-1, 0 KOs) on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ WBO World Lightweight title defense against Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow on March 1.

Gary Shaw Productions, in association with Javier Bustillo, have recently signed two of Puerto Rico’s top amateur boxers, Luis Paredes and Jean Rivera. Both fighters are scheduled to make their pro debuts on March 22 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on the undercard of Jose Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs) vs. Alberto Garza (26-6-1, 21 KOs).



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Video: Felix Sturm – The Comeback

On December 7, 2013 Felix Sturm (35) wrote German boxing history as he became the first and only four-time world champion the country has ever produced. At the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart he dropped defending IBF World Middleweight Champion Darren Barker – who was favored by the sportsbooks – twice en route to a brilliant second round TKO victory. In honor of this occasion, Sturm Box-Promotion GmbH has released a four-minute short film on YouTube about the preparation of what was to become the biggest victory of Felix Sturm’s long and storied career. The film was made by Victor Filimonov.



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Concepcion-Fontes collide Thursday in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (30-3, 22 KOs) will defend his WBC flyweight silver crown against Carlos “El Divino” Fonte (17-1, 14 KOs) at the Figali Plaza on Thursday on the banks of the Panama Canal. Concepcion is hoping to land a title shot against the current WBC flyweight world champion Akira Yaegashi.

The co-featured bout will be former world flyweight title challenger Ricardo Nuñez (26-4, 22 KOs) against Jonathan Arias (14-9, 12 KOs).



February 19th, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Main Card Fantasy Preview

For the second time in two months, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will put her title on the line, but on this go round she will face another Olympian, as Sara McMann steps up to the challenge in the main event of UFC 170 this weekend . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Ring of Gold – Grand Arrivals

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (ctr), 2012 Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata (L) and Egor Mekhontsev (R) make their “Grand Arrival” at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China on Wednesday night for their upcoming feature fights on Saturday from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.

Shiming will risk his undefeated (3-0) record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned Yokthong Kokietgym of Thailand in the main event. On the undercard, Murata and Mekhontsev will be featured. Also on the card, IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez of Mexico will defend his title against undefeated Denis Shafikov of Russia. Promoted by Top Rank, “Ring of Gold – Shiming vs. Kokietgym” will be televised Saturday beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO 2.

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February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Geale stops Wood in six

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF/WBA middleweight champion Daniel Geale (30-2, 16 KOs) stopped Garth Wood (12-4-1, 8 KOs) in round six of scheduled twelve round bout at the Hordern Pavillion, Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia with IBF and WBA regional titles up for grabs on Wednesday. Geale displayed good punching power as he dropped Wood in rounds one, five and six. Geale controlled all the rounds, outworking his opponent as he delivered accurate combinations that visibly hurt Wood. The corner of Wood retired their boxer at the conclusion of round six when he was in no condition to continue.

More to come with photos…



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Murray has two world title options

Martin Murray will get a third shot at a world middleweight title in the next few months, he just has to decide which option is best for him. Hatton Promotions currently has two offers on the table, with one offering the St Helens puncher a career best payday. Both of the options have been secured outside of the United States due to Murray’s past problems in obtaining a visa. Martin was due to make his American debut in a world title fight with Julio Cesar Chaevz Jr in 2012, but was unable to enter the country. The bout was later rescheduled for take place in Chavez’s home country of Mexico, but it seemed it was not the right time for Martin.

Murray, 31, drew with Felix Sturm when challenging for the WBA ‘Super’ world title in December 2011 and one of the offers is a rematch with the German, who recently won the IBF crown with a second round stoppage of Barnet’s Darren Barker.

The other available fight would see him pitted against reigning Kazakhstan’s hard-hitting WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo for the largest purse he’s ever received in his seven year professional career. Murray and Golovkin have been on each other’s radars for some time and were due to box on the same show earlier this month, but Martin unfortunately had to withdraw due to an injury sustained in training.

Time is now running out for Murray to make a decision.



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. — I’m Running for Mayor

By TMZ Staff

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr.’s career isn’t over — in fact, he tells TMZ Sports, he’s officially taking a shot at a brand new title … MAYOR. 45-year-old Jones — the first former middleweight champion to win a heavyweight title in 106 years back in 2003 — tells us, he plans to run for Mayor of his hometown Pensacola, Florida at the next election. And he’s serious too — the HBO analyst says he’s already prepared all the necessary paperwork … and got TEN TIMES the required number of signatures to make himself eligible (nearly 5,000 to be exact).

As for his policies — Jones says he wants to focus on children, telling us, “A lot of kids don’t have proper leadership at home. I’m willing to try and be that person for them.” He adds, “I tell the kids, don’t fight in the streets. Go into MMA, go into boxing. Do something that someone can be proud of you for.”

Jones is confident he can win too — “I’ve been opposed my whole life, and I’ve always won.” Can’t argue with that.



February 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A history professor at the University of Nevada in Reno outlines local history in Vegas and Nevada. More

How does Tecate use boxing to reach bicultural men? More

Son of former contender Tommy Morrison makes his pro debut. More



February 19th, 2014

Twitter Watch

Adonis Stevenson inks with Al Haymon

Promoter Yvon Michel announced today via Twitter that WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson has signed with manager Al Haymon. Stevenson had been fighting on HBO and was penciled in for a May 24 fight on HBO, however Haymon fighters fight primarily on Showtime.



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Shimoda-Sonsona headline on Solo Boxeo

Saturday’s Solo Boxeo Tecate telecast on UniMas (midnight ET/11PM PT) will feature Japanese featherweight Akifumi Shimoda against Filipino Marvin Sonsona for the vacant WBO International title, in a 12 round bout from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian in Macau, China. Shimoda (28-3-2, 12 KOs) of Tokyo is currently ranked #2 in the world. Marvin Sonsona (17-1-1, 14 KOs), of General Santos City in the Philippines, is a young former WBO super flyweight champion. Sonsona has 3 consecutive wins after losing against Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the WBO super bantamweight title.



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

“Cuervito” Takes on Landeros in First San Diego Fight Card of the Year

By Felipe Leon

Just like her sister city to the south, San Diego is becoming a hotbed professional boxing in the first quarter of the year with three fight cards scheduled one right after the other. With California Boxing Hall of fame promoter Bobby D. Presents offering his first show of the year on Friday, February 28th and Gary Shaw Productions coming into town on March 7th in North County, the first fight card on the docket is this Friday night, February 21st, from the Del Mar Fairgrounds presented by Paco Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions with A&T Gym. The “Ringside at Del Mar” boxing series will consist of six shows programmed for this year at the historic fairgrounds. (more…)



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Zou Shiming workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Zou Shiming, two-time Olympic gold medalist works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach(R) in Macau, China on Tuesday for his upcoming main event on Saturday, February 22 from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.

Shiming will risk his undefeated (3-0) record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned Yokthong Kokietgym of Thailand.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, “Ring of Gold – Shiming vs. Kokietgym” will be televised Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 5:00 pm ET/PT on HBO 2. Also on the card will be 2012 Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata and Egor Mekhontsev, from Japan and Russia, respectively, and IBF Lightweight champion Miguel Angel Vazquez of Mexico defending his title against undefeated Denis Shafikov of Russia.

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February 18th, 2014

UFC

Robert Whittaker: Remember His Name

Karate isn’t dead. While fighters with a background in wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai still dominate, athletes with a karate background often make waves at the highest level of MMA . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Pelullo talks Boxcino 2014

This Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, the quarterfinals of the lightweight portion of Boxcino 2014 will get underway on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The concept of the tournament was hatched in 1996 by Banner Promotions Arthur Pelullo and the idea came to fruition a year later.

“17 years ago, I was 41-years old and I was trying to figure a way to find fighters to advance my business,” said Pelullo. “I came up with an idea to do a tournament. That tournament consisted of 4 weight divisions and 8 countries. I was fortunate to find several fighters that went on to make a good living in boxing. One of the fighters we thought that would become a big star was JC Candelo.” (more…)



February 18th, 2014

UFC

Waldburger chasing a top 20 spot

In the multifaceted world of mixed martial arts, there are plenty of areas to shine. Elite-level strikers make fans excited to see them work magic on their feet, where top notch wrestlers mow down the opposition with power doubles. When talking about action that plays out on the canvas, the focus falls largely on those who once dominated the grappling world, but have made a successful transition to competing inside the Octagon . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Helebe to defend SA bantamweight title against mandatory challenger

By Ron Jackson

Toto Helebe from Gugulethu makes the second defence of his South African bantamweight title when he faces mandatory challenger Cebo Negema of Kagiso at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel in Cape Town on Friday February 28. The 28-year-old Helebe (12-3, 7 KOs) has had a rather stop-start career since making his pro debut in May 2005 and from September 2007 to June 2011 he only had seven fights, losing to Cleutus Mbhele and then scoring victories over Simon Mbande, Phumzile Njonja, Lusanda Komanisi, Wiseman Kega, Luvanda Mzama and Helebe whom he meets on the 28th. On June 29 2012 he won the SA title with a fifth round stoppage win over former standout amateur Phumzile Matyhila and in May last year made a successful defence against Klaas Mboyane. (more…)



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Avila-Quevedo Full Report

By Robert Hough

Featherweight Manuel Avila (13-0, 5 KOs) stepped it up down the stretch and got a unanimous decision over Enrique Quevedo (15-6-1, 9 KOs) in the main event of a seven-fight card at the Storm House in Salinas, Calif. All three scores in the Fox Sports One-televised fight were 97-92. While Quevedo slowed some in the later stages of the 10-round fight, the fighter from Los Angeles pressed the action throughout the contest as Avila did little or nothing for extended stretches of several rounds.
In the 10th and final round, Avila stepped it up like a man who feared he was losing and the Fairfield, Calif., fighter managed to drop Quevedo, but he wasn’t hurt and finished with ease. (more…)



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Geale, Wood make weight in Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermott

Hard punching middleweight and WBA #13 Garth Wood (12-3-1, 8 KOs) is a heavy underdog with betting agencies but is confident he can defeat former IBF/WBA champion Daniel Geale (29-2, 15 KOs) when they clash over twelve rounds on Wednesday at the Hordern Pavillion in Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia with IBF and WBA regional titles up for grabs. Woods has had American IBF #5/WBC #5/WBA #8 middleweight Daniel Jacobs as his chief sparring partner, which has him in the best shape of his career and ready to upset Geale.

Geale made two trips to the scale and on second attempt was 160 lbs. Wood weighed in at 159 lbs.

Garth Wood: “The role I’m playing is the underdog and that’s exactly how I want it. The runs are on the board with what Geale has done, 300 amateur fights and legitimate world championships, but I’m very confident with what I have in front of me.”

Daniel Geale: “Every fighter is dangerous and always dangerous in their own way. Garth has got that puncher’s ability and he has got that strength. I just can’t relax with him. I know if I use my skills and box the way I know I can then I’ll be okay. But he can definitely be dangerous.”

Promoter Bill Treacy. Televised on Main Event Pay-Per-View More photos…



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Shawn Miller

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Troy, New York light heavyweight Shawn Miller comes from a boxing family. The sport’s history is replete with tales of boxing families, father-son relationships in and out of the ring. There was Joe Frazier and his clan in Philly, the boxing Byrd family from Flint, Michigan, the Hiltons up outside of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Shawn Miller resides in Troy, New York, just outside of the state capital of Albany. Father Bob, mother Lorraine, brother Shannon and even step-mom Linda have all led the way before the “baby” of the Miller family hopped on board the pugilistic train.

This Friday night at “The Egg” in Albany’s Empire Convention Center, the latest Miller will defend his WBF North American light heavyweight title against experienced Kevin Engel in front of a partisan crowd. Shawn took time out of his training schedule to talk about his boxing family, and of course, his upcoming fight- on paper his toughest to date. (more…)



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Avila gets past Quevedo in Salinas

By Robert Hough at ringside

Unbeaten featherweight Manuel “Tino” Avila (14-0, 5 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Enrique “Cuate” Quevedo (15-7-1, 9 KOs) on Monday night at the Storm House in Salinas, California. Quevedo gave Avila all he could handle, but Avila closed strong by knocking down Quevedo with a left hook in the final minute. Scores were 97-92 on all cards.

Middleweight Paul “El Gallo Negro” Mendez moved to 15-2-2, 7 KOs with a third round KO against Raul “El Tigre” Casarez (20-5, 9 KOs). A right hand finished Casarez. Time was :43.

Unbeaten lightweight Andy Vences (7-0, 3 KOs) won when Dominic Coca (8-7, 2 KOs) couldn’t continue after round three due to a hand injury.

19-year-old Diego “The Golden Kid” De La Hoya (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Sergio “Costeño” Najera (6-13-2, 1 KO). De La Hoya dropped Najera with a left hook and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:14. Diego is the cousin of boxing great Oscar De La Hoya,



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Who’s next for Chris Algieri? More

Grand Rapids hopeful Johnny Garcia talks about his last hometown bout. More

British contender Ashley Theopane shows off his new ink. More

Hall-of-Famer Dwight Muhammad Qawi gears up for Hall of Fame Weekend in Canastota. More



February 18th, 2014

Announcement

Luis Collazo & Dr. David ‘Magic Hands’ Levine Special Ring 8 Guest Speakers Tuesday in New York

World Boxing Association (WBA) International welterweight champion Luis Collazo and Dr. David “Magic Hands” Levine are this month’s Ring 8 guest speaker, Tuesday night (Feb. 18 starting at 7 p.m.) at historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York. (more…)



February 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Carlson-Gallo top Ontario, Calif card

Thompson Boxing Promotions resumes its monthly Southern California boxing series on February 28 with undefeated bantamweight knockout artist Carlos Carlson (12-0, 9 KOs) against Javier Gallo (21-8-1, 12 KOs) at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. They will battle for the vacant WBC Latino title in an eight-rounder.

The co-feature showcases another pair bantamweights as once-beaten Issac Zarate (6-1) meets Christian Torres (3-4) in a six-round fight. Both are looking for their first KO.

Tickets priced $100, $60 and $40 are on sale now and can be purchased by calling (714) 935-0900.



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Rungvisai-Cuadras for WBC title in May

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC has been reported that the Thai world champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (24-3-1, 22 KOs) will defend his WBC super flyweight belt against Mexican mandatory challenger Carlos Cuadras (29-0, 24 KOs) in May with a date and venue to be confirmed. Japanese company Teiken Promotions has won the purse bid to stage the mandatory fight with a bid of $302,000.



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Jose “Sniper” Pedraza returns to the ring March 22, vacant IBO title on the line

Team Puerto Rico’s undefeated pride and joy, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (15-0, 10 KOs), will make his way back to the ring on March 22nd, at the auditorium Juan Pachin Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The unbeaten star will battle Mexico’s, Alberto “Kichis” Garza (26-1-1, 21 KOs), for the vacant IBO super featherweight title. The 12-round main event bout promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, Universal Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will air live only in the U.S and Puerto Rico on Direct TV at 9:00 P.M. EST. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

USA Olympian Jose Ramirez heading to Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino on Top Rank boxing card including Alejandro Perez, Brian ‘Hawaiian Punch’ Viloria

USA Olympian Jose Ramirez, an electrifying, action performer in the ring, will box at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Hotel on Saturday, March 29. Ramirez, 21, of Avenal, California, was the crown jewel of the 2012 USA Olympic team which competed in London. As a professional fighter, he is 8-0, 6 KOs and boxes in the super lightweight division.

“Jose is on the fast track to greatness,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Ramirez will take on Boyd Henley, 10-3-1, 9 KOs, of Kansas City. Ramirez vs Henley will be the opening bout on the Solo Boxeo Tecate telecast on UniMas. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

UFC

Train like Ronda Rousey

Read on to see how UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey prepares for battle in the Octagon…

Ronda Rousey shows us the moves that keep her in fighting form. Her killer circuit workout will improve upper-body and core strength, both of which are important for mixed martial arts . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev, Agnew clash heats up

By Sam Geraci

On February 13, Main Events hosted a teleconference for its March 29 light heavyweight showdown in Atlantic City between WBO champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and top-rated but relatively unknown Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The bout will be televised on HBO and is the first bout at the Boardwalk Hall for Main Events since Arturo Gatti took on Alfonso Gomez in 2007 in Gatti’s final bout. Here are the highlights from the teleconference: (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs ready to hit Atlanta

Route 30 Promotions presents Sunday Night Fights ”Pain & Pleasure”

By Jose E. Santiago

On Sunday February 23rd, Route 30 Promotions is all set to continue in its much anticipated series “Sunday Night Fights” (SNF). This rendition of SNF is titled “Pain & Pleasure” as many knockouts and brutal fights are expected by the Route 30 Promotions team. Featured in the main event is Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (54-6-1, 45 KOs) making his return to the ring after a three year hiatus following his twelve round decision loss to heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko in 2010. He will be pitted against Cuban Rafael Pedro (21-10-1, 15 KOs). Pedro is looking to avenge a 1st round KO at the hands of Briggs which took place in April of 2010 for the WBC Latino heavyweight title.

In the co-main event, Atlanta’s Quataviouis “King” Cash (7-0, 4 KOs) looks to remain unbeaten as he takes on brawler Leo “The Lion” Laudat (8-13, 8 KOs) from the Caribbean island Dominca. The bout is expected to be a real test for the undefeated Cash as Laudat is known for his “knock me out or I’ll knock you out” attitude. (more…)



February 17th, 2014

Boxing News

New Faces: Tony Harrison

By Robert Coster
Team Harrison

When young Middleweight Tony Harrison (17-0, 14 KOs) stepped into the ring on February 7th in Detroit, prospect-watchers were on the lookout as to how well the 23-year-old local boy would perform against tough, grizzled veteran Grady Brewer. After all, young Tony was being matched against a fighter who held victories over Cornelius Brundage and Fernando Guerrero and had gone the distance with the likes of Jermain Taylor, Demetrius Andrade, Matt Korobov and Peter Manfredo. Says Ali Salaam, Tony’s father, manager and coach: “It was a test for Tony — he was definitely stepping up in class. I had no doubt he would win but I wanted to see how.”

Well, Harrison passed his exam with flying colors, impressively knocking out Brewer in just two rounds. “I think we sent a message,” says Ali, “and that message is: take notice of Tony Harrison. He’s going to be Detroit’s next world champion.” (more…)



February 17th, 2014




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