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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

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Boxing News

Piston Lopez headlines Sat.

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The undefeated Mexican prospect Jose “Piston” Lopez (15-0, 6 KOs) will face a tough test Saturday at the Auditorio Centenario in Gomez Palacio, Durango when he faces experienced Eugenio “Dinamita” López (22-18-1, 18 KOs). The charismatic “Piston” seeks to maintain his unbeaten record after outstanding victories against former world champion Cesar “Cobrita” Soto and the son of the legend Jorge “Maromero” Paez Jr. (more…)



September 21st, 2011



Boxing News

Arce-Nongqayi presser

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Things heated up at the final press conference for Saturday’s grudge rematch between WBO super featherweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce and arch rival Simphiwi Nongqayi.

Jorge Arce: “It was a bad night for me and my team in Cancun, left shin splints, slow and weak, the day before I had a bad flu and wasn’t recovered and Simphiwi boxed me well, but on the 24th in Mexicali things will be different. I’m going to knock him out and settle accounts with the South African.”

Simphiwi Nongqayi: “I want to thank Jorge Arce for the opportunity to fight here and prove again what I did. I can say I beat you last time and this time will be the same. Maybe you want to fight me because Topo Rosas told you something about me, but right now I come at full strength, so look at me right now Jorge, on Saturday I’m going to knock you out. I started with your brother Francisco, I followed with you, and on Saturday I’m going to end it. I am very happy to be here in Mexico and I will regain my title.” (more…)



September 21st, 2011

UFC

Jones, Jackson face off

UFC 135 is LIVE on PPV Sept. 24!

(L-R) UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and challenger Quinton “Rampage” Jackson face off during the UFC 135 pre-fight press conference today at the Pepsi Center  in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
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September 21st, 2011

UFC

Evans, Schaub to visit Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, September 22 – 4:30 p.m

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters Rashad Evans and Brendan Schaub will take part in a special visit to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver (Cope Branch) on Thursday, Sept. 22. The visit serves as a precursor to UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage, which takes place Saturday, Sept. 24 at Pepsi Center. Evans and Schaub will take part in a special tour of the facility and participate in a question-and-answer session with more than 100 children from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Dzinziruk injured in training

WBO super welterweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk has suffered a shoulder injury and pulled out of his scheduled September 30 mandatory title defense and rematch against Euro champion Lukas Konecny in Brno, Czech Republic. SES has cancelled the entire card. Dzinziruk should be ready to resume training by the middle of October. A new date will be announced.



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Calderon-Garcia presser

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/Mario Vayas Llera

Today at the Museo del Deporte de Puerto Rico in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, the official press conference was held to announce the October 29 at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guyanabo headlined by former world champions Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon vs. Raul “Rayito” Garcia for the WBO interim minimumweight title, along with former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana as part of the 24th WBO Annual Convention to be held on the island from October 24 to October 29. Tickets are $25, $40, $78, $103 and $203. Click here for more photos…



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Minto-Grano on Oct 29

Former WBO Title Challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (35-4) will face Tony Grano (18-2) in an NABF Heavyweight Title Eliminator on October 29th. Promoted by Hard Hittin’ Promotions, the 12 rounder will take place at the Mardi Gras Entertainment Complex in Springfield, Massachusetts. Both coming off wins, Minto and Grano will battle for the right to eventually face WBC#5, NABF Champ Johnathon Banks (27-1). (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Blockbuster bill at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson
Photo: Jeff Ellis

Promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves has put together a blockbuster six-fight bill at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Saturday night headed by the clash for the vacant IBO welterweight belt between Chris van Heerden and Kaizer Mabuza. Berman must be creating some kind of South African record with the 12 fighters on the bill having won or held 17 titles at some time or other in their career. (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito Mexico Presser

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Miguel Cotto and Antonio Margarito pose Wednesday in Mexico City during a press conference on their world tour to announce their highly-anticipated World Championship rematch, Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View. more photos



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Santa Ana triple threat

Ready to make their announcement to the world that their town is a Southern California boxing hotbed, Santa Ana’s Luis Ramos Jr., Ronny Rios and Jose Sanchez will be part of history on September 30 at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, as that night’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” event on TeleFutura will be the first event in Orange County fight history to have three Santa Ana fighters on the same card.

In the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the lightweight division, Ramos returns to action to compete in his long-awaited clash against “Dangerous” David Rodela. Taking to the ring in the eight-round junior lightweight co-main event will be Rios, who risks his perfect pro record against an opponent to be determined. Representing the third part of the Santa Ana trio will be junior lightweight Sanchez, who will face an opponent to be named in a four round bout. (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Antonio DeMarco Update

By Felipe Leon

WBC Silver lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1, 18KOs) is in the middle of the most intense part of his training camp for his October 15th face off against Venezuelan Jorge Linares (31-1, 20KOs) for the vacant WBC lightweight title on the under card of Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

“I feel great. Everything is good, we are very happy and satisfied with the help that we are doing. If the fight was tomorrow, we would fight tomorrow,” the confident DeMarco said while gloving up. “We are sure of the work that we have done. We are taking this fight very seriously. We know that Linares is dangerous. It’s going to be a good fight.” (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Announcement

George Benton services

Monday, Sept. 26
Christlike PG Faith Baptist Church
2901 North 25th Street
Philadelphia, PA

9-10am viewing
11-noon memorial

There is a strict “no pants” policy for women. All women must wear a dress or skirt to be admitted.



September 21st, 2011

Feature Story

Maidana vs Petrov presser

Photo: Ramón Cairo

With a press conference held yesterday, WBA Super Lightweight champion Marcos Maidana officially launched his first defense of the title that will take this Friday 23 in Buenos Aires, against Russian Petr Petrov. “I’m delighted to be fighting before my own people. After Robert Guerrero got injured and cancelled our fight last minute we decided to go ahead and fight in Argentina. Petrov is a very skillful fighter and will give a great fight,” Maidana said.

“I know Maidana very well since I usually watch him. He has a name in the business but I’m in Argentina for no holiday. I’m here to win. I’m not gonna tell how I will. But I can tell you that I have the tools to take the title home,” said Petrov, who lives in Spain and is under the guidance of trainer Ricardo Sanchez Atocha. (more…)



September 21st, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC presser today!

Live today at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT on UFC.TV

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September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Kessler moves camp to Spain

WBC Super Middleweight Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has moved his training camp to Southern Spain. Together with his trainer Jimmy Montoya, the Viking Warrior will continue the preparation for the November 5 clash against WBO Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) in the Spanish sun. “Denmark has been blessed with a lot of great things – great people, a great capital and some great boxers. But it has not always been blessed with great weather,” Montoya said. “It will be good to train outside in the sun for a couple of days. It´s a very long training camp so it´s nice to get out and about and do something different from the usual routine.” (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Philippine Invasion in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

All the Filipino fighters participating in Saturday’s card billed as “Philippine Invasion” in Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico arrived Monday in Mexico City along with trainer Gabriel Elorde. In the main event, Mexico’s Oscar Ibarra (27-4, 18 KOs) will defend his WBC super flyweight silver crown against Filipino Sylvester Lopez (16-3-1, 12 KOs) in a bout that also serves as a world title eliminator for the right to challenge world champion Suriyan Rungvisai Sor of Thailand. (more…)



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Morales to be belted Saturday

Report and photo by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Mauricio Sulaiman, WBC executive secretary, said Tuesday that Erik “El Terrible” Morales will receive the belt that accredits him as a super lightweight WBC world champion this Saturday after winning the crown last Saturday in Las Vegas. Erik won the vacant 140 pounds WBC world title by beating Pablo Cesar Cano, who didn’t come out for the eleventh round, so it was declared a technical knockout in favor of the Tijuana fighter, who from that moment became a champion in four divisions, holding the super bantamweight, featherweight, super featherweight and super lightweight titles, all from the WBC.



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back at Brandenburg-Halle

Photos: Eroll Popova

After a four year break there will finally be a boxing event in the Brandenburg-Halle of Frankfurt/Oder. The Brandenburg town with a great boxing tradition will experienced two German female athletes of world class level on 21 October 2011. The SES ladies “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian and the woman with the biggest hammer, Christina Hammer return to action. more + photos



September 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Margarito in Mexico City

By Chris Farina/Top Rank

Antonio Margarito arrives in Mexico City late Tuesday night for a press conference Wednesday. Margarito is in town on the third stop of the world tour to announce his highly-anticipated World Championship rematch against Miguel Cotto, Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. more photos



September 21st, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Velasquez Returns To Defend The Heavyweight Belt Against Dos Santos In Anaheim: The UFC makes its debut on FOX on Saturday, November 12, with a battle for the heavyweight title between champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos! Live at Honda Center in Anaheim, CA – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday at 10am PT, join today for first access to tickets!

Countdown to UFC 135 Premieres Tonight: Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson prepare for their light heavyweight title clash in Denver – premieres tonight at 11pm on SPIKE (Premieres Wednesday at 8pm on Rogers Sportsnet in Canada)

Ultimate Matt Hughes In Stores Today: New DVD features the best of the Hall of Famer, including his Hall of Fame induction ceremony, a collectible booklet, all-new interviews and more! See him take on Josh Koscheck in Denver at UFC 135 this Saturday night!

Denver Fans – Meet Michael Bisping At The Octagon Nation Tour This Thursday: The truck stops at the Sports Authority in Bowles Crossing – 8055 West Bowles Ave. Ste. 4, Littleton, CO 80123 – from 3:30-7:30pm this Thursday. Meet TUF14 coach Michael Bisping from 5-7pm
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For more info on UFC 135 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



September 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Manchester, NH

Demetrius Andrade 156.2 vs. Saul Duran 157
Jose Medina 161.6 vs. Anibel Acevedo 162.6
Danny O’Connor 144.8 vs. Jamal Del Cid 145.4
Dan Powers 120.8 vs. Luis Rosario 129.6
Chris Gilbert 151.2 vs. Noel Garcia 147.4

Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH
Tickets: $50.00 and $25.00 Proceeds from the 10th annual Fight To Educate will benefit SEE Science Center, The Bobby Stephens Fund for Education, and St. Joseph Community Services/Meals on Wheels.



September 20th, 2011

Boxing Result

Fortuna crushes Lorenzo

By Robert Coster

Hot prospect Javier Fortuna (16-0, 12 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth Featherweight title with a spectacular first round knockout of countryman Geysi Lorenzo (11-2, 2 KOs) on Monday night in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The light punching Lorenzo played into Fortuna’s hands by recklessly opting to brawl in the center of the ring and dearly paid the price. With a vicious hook to the body, Fortuna, the local idol, sent Lorenzo crumbling to the mat for the full count.

On the undercard, visiting middleweight John Jackson (11-0, 10 KOs) of the Virgin Islands, son of former world champion Julian Jackson, proved that he certainly has inherited his famous father’s vaunted power by impressively disposing of veteran Jose Soto (24-9-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds. Jackson connected a thunderous uppercut that put an end to the action.



September 20th, 2011

UFC

Get UFC on Fox tickets this week!

Tickets for UFC® on FOX: VELASQUEZ vs. DOS SANTOS are priced at $354.00, $229.00, $129.00, $94.00, $69.00 and $44.00, and go on sale Friday, September 23 at 10 a.m. PT. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000. Remaining tickets, if available, can be purchased at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Saturday, September 24 at 10 a.m. PT . . . Click here for more
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September 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Bogere-Contreras on Oct 7

Following his exciting 10-round battle with Raymundo Beltran in May in a bout which marked his debut on the hit series ShoBox: The New Generation, NABO Lightweight Champion Sharif “The Lion” Bogere will return to the SHOWTIME® airwaves on Friday, October 7 to defend his title against fellow unbeaten Francisco Contreras at the Dallas Events Center at Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. in a rare battle of young, undefeated prospects. Unbeaten Jermell Charlo takes on Francisco Santana in another compelling match-up of prospects on the rise. (more…)



September 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito NY presser

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

It was late at night at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas. A dejected Miguel Cotto was seated in his locker room, a thoroughly beaten and bloodied mess. Minutes earlier, Cotto had lost his welterweight title and unbeaten record to Antonio Margarito, when he was stopped in the eleventh round on a technical knockout. It was a brutal fight in which both men absorbed much punishment. And it was a tough loss; the type that seems to take something out of many fighters.

With his face swollen and blood dripping from his eyes, Cotto began to cry. His father, Miguel Senior, embraced him and soon the two men cried together. After mourning the loss, they dried their tears, cleaned the blood from the fighters face and left the arena in concert. That was more than three years ago but it’s a memory Cotto hasn’t forgotten. (more…)



September 20th, 2011




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