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Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Kalajdzic stops Peterkin; Lippe-Morrison, Baranchyk, Golub also victorious

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over previously undefeated ...

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Crolla, Linares make weight

Crolla, Linares make weight

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom Boxing WBA lightweight world champion Anthony Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) and WBC champion in recess Jorge Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) ...

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Crolla-Linares final press conference

Photo: Lawrence Lustig WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and multi-division champ Jorge Linares faced off at the final press conference in Manchester, UK, ...

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Estrada set for return as a super flyweight

Estrada set for return as a super flyweight

Photo: Zanfer Promotions Former unified world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (33-2, 24 KOs) announced at a press conference that he will return ...

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Linares ready to take on Crolla

Linares ready to take on Crolla

Photo: Mark Robinson Photography/Matchroom Boxing WBC lightweight champion in recess Jorge "El Nino de Oro" Linares (40-3, 27 KOs) has promised to bring ...

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Boxing News

Caveat Emptor: Boxing and the NFL

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By Bill Dwyre

Over the years, as a sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times, I received no fewer than 200 emails that asked a version of the same question: How can you write so favorably and passionately about boxing when you keep ripping the NFL and its concussions. Isn’t that two-faced, unfair? Aren’t boxers concussed as much as football players?

The emails added up to 200 guilt trips. When you have a quick and logical answer for a reader, you fire off an explanatory response and feel fine. When 200 readers seem to have a point, you squirm.

I don’t deny that I like boxing, nor that I am fascinated by its people and its never-ending story lines.

The NFL? Not so much. I always despised its control-freak approach to everything, its holier-than-thou attitude. I covered enough Super Bowls to learn how to join the media crowd, click my heels and say “Moo, Moo.” (more…)



March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Opponent named for Roy Jones Jr.

47-year-old former world champion Roy Jones Jr. (62-9, 45 KOs) will step into the ring against a selected boxing fan on a March 20 pay-per-view event with $100,000 on the line. Fans were asked to submit up to a 90-second video explaining why they’re worthy of stepping into the ring with Roy. Over 1500 entries were received. The winner was 33-year-old Vyron Phillips of St. Paul, Minnesota. Phillips is listed as having an amateur boxing record of 6-1 and he is currently an MMA fighter. If he defeats Jones in a boxing match, he’ll earn $100,000.



March 9th, 2016


Boxing News

Timothy Bradley Desert Smash Celebrity Event for St Jude Children Hospital

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

5-time world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley put down the boxing gloves Tuesday and replaced them with a tennis racquet during the 12th Annual Desert Smash Celebrity event benefiting St. Jude Hospital at The Westin in Rancho Mirage, California. Bradley auctioned off two ringside seats to his rubber match bout against Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao April 9th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV live on Pay Per View promoted by Top Rank.bradley-tennis05

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March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

How Lucas Browne beat Ruslan Chagaev – and time

Meet Australian’s first heavyweight champion

Frank Bruno knows he can’t return to boxing 

Boxer Jamie Kavanagh speaks out for first time since Regency Hotel attack



March 9th, 2016


UFC

McGregor drops in latest rankings, Tate rises

Conor McGregor’s featherweight belt wasn’t on the line when he moved up two weight classes to fight at 170 pounds against Nate Diaz last Saturday at UFC 196. But McGregor’s pound-for-pound standing took a hit after the Irishman suffered his first UFC loss . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 9th, 2016

Boxing News

DiBella inks Richar Abril

DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of former WBA world lightweight champion Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Abril is expected to make his much-anticipated ring return this spring with the bout likely taking place in New York. Abril will be returning to the ring after a year and a half absence. Following his world title defense against previously unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0) in September 2014, Abril was stricken with dengue fever that he contracted from a mosquito bite while training in Cuba to defend his title against Derry Matthews in early 2015. Abril was forced to vacate his title as he battled through the illness. Now back and 100 percent healthy, Abril will look to quickly regain his world championship under the DiBella Entertainment banner.



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Galeano-Lee collide in NYC turf war

On Wednesday, March 30th, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returns to the famed B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in midtown Manhattan. In the main event bout of the evening, former friends, and now crosstown rivals, Chris Galeano (10-0, 1 KO) and DeVaun Lee (6-2, 3 KOs) will battle it out for New York bragging rights as well as Galeano’s New York State (NYS) middleweight crown when the two meet in a scheduled 10-rounder.

“This is a great fight for Broadway Boxing and a great fight for New York,” said promoter Lou DiBella. “This is what the series has been built on, great local matchups featuring New York prospects fighting one another on their way up the rankings. Galeano and Lee developed in the amateurs together, have sparred countless times, and are now fighting each other in what is the most important matchup of their young careers.”



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Marc Pacaliwangan: The new Pacman?

By Paul Salgado

The ability to make hard decisions is part of life’s maturing process and the same holds true in the development of a professional fighter’s career, where fortune can change in an instant and there is no ironclad template for success. Undefeated, Filipino-Canadian prospect Marc “El Gwapo” Pacaliwangan realizes those tough choices may be the difference between destiny fulfilled, and destiny forestalled. The undefeated junior featherweight is 25 years old; young for a man of the world, but arguably middle-aged for a fighter orbiting around his talent rich weight class.

Now 9-0-1 with seven knockouts since his debut in September of ’12, Pagcaliwangan determined the legitimate pursuit of a world title necessitated the mentorship of a world class trainer. (more…)



March 8th, 2016

UFC

McGregor dared to be great – nothing wrong with that

In 1975, when the 41st round of combat between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier was done, capped off by their epic third bout, better known as the “Thrilla in Manila,” two of the greatest heavyweight boxers ever let their guard down after punishing each other physically and verbally for years . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Guillermo Rigondeaux Visa Update

Frank Warren Statement Regarding Guillermo Rigondeaux: Some recent comments have appeared on social media and web sites concerning the arrival into the UK of Guillermo Rigondeaux for his fight against Jazza Dickens this Saturday, 12 March, at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on the undercard of Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews’ WBO World Lightweight title fight. To clarify, Queensberry Promotions are the promoter of the event that Rigondeaux will feature on and the application for his Visa has been handled by his promoters RocNation and Caribe Promotions for his entry into the UK.

Queensberry Promotions are working alongside Dino Duva from RocNation in order to assist Rigondeaux with his Visa issues and travel to the UK from Russia, where he has been at training camp. Mr. Duva has been in constant contact with Queensberry Promotions with updates on the situation and just last night sent a message to promoter Frank Warren:

Frank,

Pursuant to our discussion a few minutes ago, I just wanted to update and clarify for you the status of the Guillermo Rigondeaux visa matter. As a fellow promoter, I know and respect that this is frustrating for you, and I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing your March 12 event promotion. Rigondeaux went to Russia to train for the Dickens fight, and has been attempting to get his UK visa expedited there as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, they have encountered obstacles the past week or so due to a Russian Holiday that prevented the process from getting done. Rigondeaux and his training team were at the embassy in Moscow again today trying to work on it, but unfortunately were unsuccessful. Please be assured that we will continue to work on this matter with all our efforts, and are hopeful that we can get this taken care of in time to get to Liverpool for the event.

I will contact you on Tuesday to keep you updated on the status.

Best regards,
Dino Duva

All parties are working extremely hard to resolve the situation to ensure that Rigondeaux receives his Visa and once confirmed a statement will be released via RocNation and Queensberry Promotions.



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Shawn Porter to fight Lanardo Tyner in exhibition

“Showtime” Shawn Porter will hold a special 12-round exhibition match on Saturday, March 12 that will stream live on the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) Facebook page in lieu of his cancelled welterweight title showdown against Keith Thurman. In an effort to stay active and give his fans an opportunity to see him in live action, Porter will hold an old-fashioned exhibition against Lanardo Tyner (30-10-2, 19 KOs) at his gym – Porter Hy-Performance Center at 7 p.m. PT on Saturday. After the bout, Porter will host a 30-minute Facebook Live video Q&A to interact directly with fans about what’s next for him.

For his exhibition showdown with Tyner, the fighters will wear headgear and use 16-ounce gloves. The fighters will weigh-in the day before the match, but there will be no involvement from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “Mock” judges and a professional referee will be used to score the fight and complete the atmosphere of a fight night.

“We decided to do this because we needed the things associated with a big fight – the atmosphere, the crowd, the lights,” said Ken Porter, Shawn’s father and trainer. “We’re going to have everything a big fight will have – a weigh-in the Friday before, the referee, the ring card girls. Mentally and physically Shawn needs this because he hasn’t fought in 10 months.” (more…)



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Claggett-Bryan added to Judah-Torres card

Canadian domestic welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett (23-2-1, 16 KOs) takes on Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-6, 7 KOs) in an eight round “special attraction” this Saturday on the inaugural “Knockout Night at the D”, airing on CBS Sports Network from the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

Former two division world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) headlines against Josh “Pitbull” Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs) in the ten round main event. (more…)



March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Lucas Browne gave up singing career for boxing

Manny Pacquiao not postponing Bradley fight for senate

Joseph Parker ready to “humiliate” Lucas Browne



March 8th, 2016

UFC

UFC 196 Blog: The Greatest of Upsets, the Most Stinging of Defeats

Nate Diaz’s face is bleeding after an ordeal of a first round. Walking down the seemingly unstoppable force that is Conor McGregor, he finds success with a jab-cross combination that the Irishman scoffed at only five minutes before. Suddenly McGregor is moving backwards and Diaz is coming after him . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 8th, 2016

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

WBO welterweight world champion Jessie Vargas celebrates with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Top Rank President Todd duBoef, and manager Cameron Dunkin at Top Rank headquarters in Las Vegas on Monday.

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March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Fox Deportes picks up Lemieux-De La Rosa

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that Saturday night’s clash between former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) and “King” James de la Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) from Montreal’s Olympia Theatre will be televised live in the USA on Fox Deportes. This will be Lemieux’s first fight since losing his world title to Gennady Golovkin last November.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten prospect Jean Carlos ‘Chapito’ Rivera signs with Top Rank

chapito-rivera300Undefeated Puerto Rican super bantamweight prospect Jean Carlos ‘Chapito’ Rivera (5-0, 3 KOs) has signed a multi-year promotional contract with Top Rank. “This is a dream come true for me. I feel very happy,” said the fighter who was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, but now resides in Orlando, Florida. “The hard work and all the sacrifices that we have made all these years are already paying off!”

“Chapito” considers himself as a classic boxer.

“I’m a fine boxer. I use angles, I use movements, and I use my legs. I consider myself as an old school fighter. Whatever I have to do to win, I will do it,” affirmed the 20-year-old, who has won four of his five victories in Puerto Rican soil. (more…)



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

March 25 ShoBox card announced

Unbeaten super lightweight knockout artist and emerging rising star, Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (16-0, 13 KOs) will meet Aaron “The Jewel” Herrera (29-4-1, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on March 25 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.

Four undefeated fighters will clash in eight-rounders in co-feature bouts: Hard-hitting Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk (9-0, 8 KOs) faces Nicholas “King Beamen” Givhan (16-0-1, 10 KOs) in a super lightweight scrap and Ivan “The Volk” Golub (10-0, 8 KOs) meets Marlon Aguas (9-0, 6 KOs) in a welterweight match. All but Prograis and Baranchyk will be making their inaugural ShoBox appearances.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Glowacki: I always wanted to fight Cunningham

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Lucas Noonan/PBC

“I know what’s expected from me: to deliver a great fight on NBC in front of a big American audience. I’m fine with that. I’ve already proved that I can get hit and hit back harder. For me, knocking out Huck and hopefully do the same to Cunningham in Barclays is just a start. I’d like to be champion for a long time,” – said undefeated WBO cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Head” Głowacki (25-0, 16 KOs). After a sensational win over Marco Huck, Glowacki will defend his title against former IBF champion, Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) on April 16 at Barclays Center.

Steve Cunningham is connected to Polish fighters in championship bouts like no other. Two cruiserweight championship bouts with Krzysztof Diablo Wlodarczyk, and the already a classic championship bout when he fought Tomasz Adamek. Now, on April 16 at Barclays Center, it’s your turn defending the WBO title.

I know, it’s unreal. I can tell you that I was very happy when Steve decided to leave the heavyweight division and come back as a cruiserweight. I always wanted to fight him and now my wish will be granted. I don’t pay attention to how many years he’s spent in boxing. What I’m paying attention to is how well he’s always prepared, the problems his enormous reach causes, and how smart Cunningham is in the ring. (more…)



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Ruiz-Montes de Oca, Payasito-Carranza on Telemundo

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing, Inc will close its spring season with back to back shows this Friday, March 11, and March 18 with two “Civil Wars” from the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico.

In the main event on March 11, WBO Latin jr. lightweight champion Carlos “Fino” Ruiz (15-2-1, 6 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico will defend his Title against compatriot Joel “Jooe” Montes de Oca (18-5, 10 KOs) in a bout scheduled for ten Rounds with Ruiz title at stake.

On March 18, former WBO interim world champion and current contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) of Mexico City will risk his ranking in a rematch bout with WBC Latin Champion Isao Carranza (15-6-1, 9 KOs) in a bout scheduled for ten Rounds in the super bantamweight division. (more…)



March 7th, 2016

UFC

GSP talks at UFC 196

UFC correspondent Megan Olivi chats with GSP backstage at UFC 196 to see what he’s been up to. GSP discusses his recent interest in gymnastics, McGgregor vs. Diaz and more! . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Ceylan expected back in June following successful surgery

Photo: Team Sauerland

Dennis Ceylan (17-0-1, 8 KOs) is recovering from successful surgery on his injured left hand and is expected to be back in action from June this year.

The Danish featherweight, who underwent an operation to remove scar tissue from his left hand, says doctors were pleased with the results and he is now looking forward to getting back in the gym to begin preparing for his ring return.

‘’The operation went really well,’’ says Ceylan. ‘’The doctors were happy with the results, and they’ve said I should be ready to fight again by June.

‘’My hand is in plaster for another week and then it will be six weeks before I can start punching again. It’s tough because as a fighter you don’t want to be out of the gym, but I know I need to rest my hand, and once its recovered, I’ll be coming back stronger and hitting harder than ever.’’ (more…)



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Braehmer confident of claiming second victory over Gutknecht

Photo: Photo Wende

Juergen Brahmer (47-2, 35 KOs) is confident of claiming a second victory over Eduard Gutknecht (29-3-1, 12 KOs) when the German fighters square off on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg.

The WBA World Light Heavyweight Champion will be defending his title against Gutknecht in a repeat of their European title fight in February 2013, which saw Braehmer take the belt from his domestic rival with a closely contested points decision.

‘’There was a lot of uncertainty before our first fight,’’ reflects Braehmer. ‘’I was returning after almost a year out of the ring and I didn’t know how much I still had in the tank. A lot of people wanted to write me off and there was a lot of pressure on me to perform, but that night I proved my potential, and not only did the win lead me to a shot at the World title, it also allowed me to prove, to myself and to the fans, that I still had a lot to give. (more…)



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Higa keeps WBC youth 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Unbeaten hard-punching Japanese prospect Daigo Higa, 112, extended his unblemished mark to (9-0, 9 KOs) and successfully retained his WBC youth flyweight belt as he sent Filipino challenger Romel Oliveros (6-2-1, 1 KO), 110.25, four times en route to a fine stoppage at 2:19 of the second round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Higa, a fast-rising pupil handled by ex-world champ Yoko Gushiken, proved too powerful and pugnacious for the bewildered Oliveros, who hit the deck with a vicious body shot early in round two and was floored three times more with the accelerated attack of the 20-year-old champ. Higa is planned to have an ambitious crack at the OPBF flyweight belt against Arden Diale in July, and he wishes to acquire a world throne at the age of twenty-one like his manger Gushiken.

Promoter: Shirai Gushiken Promotions.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Saunders to defend middleweight belt against Bursak

Undefeated WBO World Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders begins his reign with the opening defense of his title against “Mad” Max Bursak on Saturday April 30 at the Copper Box Arena, London.

Saunders headlines a triple-title fight card that features Ovill McKenzie challenging Dmytro Kucher for the Vacant European Cruiserweight title and British Featherweight Champion Ryan Walsh defending his title against James Tennyson.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Ramos vs. Perez tops UniMas telecast

Another packed house is anticipated for the only regular professional boxing show in the San Fernando Valley on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the Burbank Marriott Events and Convention Center. As part of Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate telecast on Unimas, undefeated prospect Casey Ramos (21-0) of Austin, Texas will headline the televised portion against Columbian knockout artist Jonathan Perez (34-13, 27 KOs).

Also, in a battle of Southern vs. Northern California prospects, South El Monte’s Arnold Barbosa (10-0, 4KOs) will battle Vacaville’s Max Becerra (8-1-2, 5KOs). NoCal will also be represented by Sacramento’s Guy Robb (17-1, 7KOs) taking on Carlos Padilla (15-3-1, 9KOs). While former world title challenger Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (21-0, 18KOs) will look to make it three wins in a row since suffering his first loss at the hands of featherweight kingpin Nicholas Walters (26-0-1, 21KOs). (more…)



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Judah returns Saturday in Las Vegas

Former world champion Zab “Super” Judah (42-9, 29 KOs) returns Saturday night against upset-minded Josh “Pitbull” Torres (15-4-2, 7 KOs) in the ten-round main event kicking off the new monthly pro boxing series, “Knockout Night at the D”, airing live on CBS Sports Network live from the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC). Judah, fighting out of Las Vegas, will be fighting for the first time in two years. Torres hails from New Mexico and has been sparring with fellow New Mexican and former world junior middleweight champion, Austin Trout, to prepare for the left-handed Judah.

Unbeaten lightweight Chuy “El Huracan” Gutierrez (14-0-1, 4 KOs) meets Leon “The Third Generation” Spinks III (11-3-1, 7 KOs) in the 8-round co-feature.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Browne to arrive in Sydney on Tuesday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (24-0, 21 KOs) contacted Fightnews to say he is in transit from Grozny, Russia, and will arrive in Sydney Australia on an Emirates flight at 6:30AM on Tuesday. “Big Daddy” captured the WBA title on Saturday from defending champion Ruslan Chagaev (34-3-1, 21 KOs) when referee Stanley Christodoulou crowned the Australian after he had dropped Chagaev and had him out on his feet against the ropes connecting with a barrage of heavy blows to the former champions head. Browne who is the first Australian to win the world heavyweight title, will defend the WBA championship against mandatory contender Fres Oquendo in June.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Berchelt to face Jupp for WBO interim belt

WBO #1 rated mandatory super featherweight challenger Miguel Berchelt (28-1, 25 KOs) will now face #3 rated George Jupp (13-2, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim 130lb title on Saturday at the Polyforum Zamná in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Berchelt was originally scheduled to challenge WBO champion Rocky Martinez, but Martinez pulled out with an injury. Jupp, who steps in on short notice, was already preparing for an April 2 fight in England.



March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing needs some of Conor McGregor’s charisma

Manny Pacquiao criticized

Lucas Browne celebrated as first Australian heavyweight champion

What’s next for Carl Frampton?



March 7th, 2016

UFC

UFC 196 Talking Points

When Nate Diaz grabbed the microphone from Joe Rogan in Orlando after beating Michael Johnson on national television, he shouted that Conor McGregor had stolen everything he worked for . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 7th, 2016

Boxing News

Browne: My heart and power can never be questioned

Photo: Werner Kalin

Photo: Werner Kalin


“I’m so proud to have won this title for Australia,” said newly crowned WBA heavyweight champion Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne after his dramatic tenth round TKO over reigning titleholder Ruslan Chagaev. “Obviously I can improve but I showed that my heart and power can never be questioned. I’m thrilled to have made history. It was a big step up, but I got the win and I thank everyone for the support. Words can’t describe how I feel right now.”

Next up for the 36-year-old Browne is a WBA-mandated fight with Fres Oquendo, which must take place by June 2016. Browne’s manager Matt Clark stated that he’s looking to stage that fight in Australia.



March 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Kika Chavez retains WBC female belt

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

WBC female flyweight champion Jessica “Kika” Chavez (26-4-3, 4 KOs) retained her title with a ten round unanimous decision over Vanesa Taborda (8-4-3, 0 KOs) at the Regional Center of Sports of the Americas in Ecatepec, Mexico. 7,500 fans turned out to see “Kika” win 97-92, 97-92 and 97-93.

In the co-feature, unbeaten super featherweight Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez (18-0-3, 14 KOs) was victorious when Julio “Chupete“ Roque Ler (32-14, 19 KOs) didn’t come out for round four.

Also, welterweights Alejandro Davila (13-0-1, 5 KOs) and Diego Cruz (14-3-1, 11 KOs) battled to an eight round draw. Scores were 76-76, 77-75 and 76-76.

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March 6th, 2016

UFC

UFC 196 Post-Fight and Bonus Recap

The frenetic main-event clash that saw Diaz defeat McGregor by 2nd Round Submission, earned Fight of the Night honors at UFC 196 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 6th, 2016

Boxing News

J-Rock to Charlo: Stop being a girl and step up

IBF #1 junior middleweight contender Julian “J-Rock” Williams has strong words for current IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. “Jermall has been watching my performances. Him and his brother know exactly who I am. He needs to fight or vacate now. He needs to step up, but he’s already laying his groundwork and making excuses.”



March 6th, 2016




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