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Crawford BWAA Fighter of the Year

Crawford BWAA Fighter of the Year

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank With three impressive victories against highly credible opponents in 2014, Omaha, Neb., native Terence "Bud" Crawford served notice that ...

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Paez recovers from knockdown to KO Montes

Paez recovers from knockdown to KO Montes

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Welterweight Jorge "Maromerito" Paez (38-5-2, 23 KOs) scored an exciting fourth round KO over Ronald "El Salvaje" Montes (16-2, 14 ...

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Golovkin TKOs Murray in eleven

Golovkin TKOs Murray in eleven

By Karl Freitag Photos: Christian Kuechl WBA/IBO/WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (32-0, 29 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over WBC #1 rated ...

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Sakkreerin dominates Nagata

Sakkreerin dominates Nagata

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang In a nationally televised Thailand promotion on Channel seven television network, IBF #8 junior ...

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Vasquez goes distance vs. Lartey; Baker TKOs Savigne

Vasquez goes distance vs. Lartey; Baker TKOs Savigne

Photos: Amanda Kwok / Showtime Undefeated welterweight Sammy Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) hammered out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Lartey ...

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Boxing News

Ward goes behind the mic

Andre Ward will join the SHOWTIME® broadcast team for the live telecast this Saturday, June 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) that features a Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal fight between WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch and Glen Johnson. The undefeated Ward, the WBA 168-pound champion and last Olympic Games gold medalist from the United States, will face the winner of Saturday’s Froch-Johnson high stakes scrap from Atlantic City in the Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., will sit ringside with SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING announcers Gus Johnson, Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver.



June 2nd, 2011



Boxing News

Ex-champs on TeleFutura

TeleFutura returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday with two former world champions facing unbeaten prospects. In the main event, unbeaten Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (15-0-1, 7 KO’s) looks to keep his “0” intact against former world champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-9-2, 32 KO’s) in an eight rounder. The televised co-feature pits another undefeated prospect, in junior welterweight Luis Ramos Jr. (18-0, 8 KO’s) against former WBC Interim titleholder Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo (36-9, 16 KO’s) in another eight. Local fan-favorite Randy Caballero (10-0, 6 KO’s) will square off in a six round junior featherweight match against Sergio Cristobal (3-1). Also unbeaten junior welterweight Jose Vargas (5-0-2) who will meet Javier Loya (4-0, 3 KO’s) in a six round contest.



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Ward: Froch-Johnson is 50/50

Carl Froch is the heavy favorite to defeat Glen Johnson Saturday in Atlantic City live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), but Super Six World Boxing Classic Finalist Andre Ward believes there’s a decent chance that “The Road Warrior” can upset “The Cobra” to claim the WBC Super Middleweight title and advance to the tournament Final.

“It’s a 50-50 fight,” Ward said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Carl Froch dominated Glen Johnson and I wouldn’t be surprised if Johnson pulled the upset.”

Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) will face the Froch-Johnson winner in the Final of the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup and global recognition as the world’s #1 168-pound fighter.

“Mentally, I’m prepared to fight either guy,” Ward said. “The fans want to see Ward and Froch but it is Froch’s job to take care of his business and uphold his end of the bargain and Glen Johnson will have something to say about that on June 4.” (more…)



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Don King

By Boxing Bob Newman



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Daryl Peoples

By Boxing Bob Newman



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Woodland Hills weigh-in today

New co-main event!

The public is invited to today’s official weigh-in for Friday’s “War at Woodland Hills IV” which will be held at 5pm at the T.G.I Friday’s on 5919 Canoga Avenue  in Woodland Hills, CA.  Come and meet the fighters!

Lightweight prospect Artur “The Punisher” Bernetsyan has been forced to withdraw from the co-main event.  Gabe Tolmajyan (10-1, 3 KOs) from nearby Glendale will step in to fight Juan Antonio Suazo (7-4-2, 5 KOs) in a six-round lightweight bout.    (more…)



June 2nd, 2011

UFC

Guida, demon hunter

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

He’s left the crosses, prayer books, and holy water at home, but Clay Guida still has some demons to exorcise this weekend in Las Vegas.

Entering the Octagon at The Palms for the third time, he must not only address his opponent, former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but the ghosts that inhabit the Pearl Theater, where he has engaged in two of the most dramatic fights in UFC history, but also walked away with defeats in both. . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

For more info on this weekend’s TUF Finale or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Esquivias ready for action!

“Locked N’ Loaded” opens up with a slew of young Thompson Boxing Promotion gunslingers once again at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario on Friday, June 24.

Rising Super Bantamweight Efrain Esquivias, a hard-fighting sharpshooter out of Carson, California steps up once again and faces a bomber from Brownsville, Texas by the name of Felipe Cordova in a scheduled eight round collision. (more…)



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

ESPN FNF returns to Tampa

Jr middle contender Yudel Johnson in action!

ESPN Friday Night Fights returns to the popular A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, FL for the first time since March 2007 as Fight Night Productions and Warriors Boxing present the second installment of the “Winghouse Fight Night” series.

The main event will feature Cuban sensation and jr middleweight contender Yudel Johnson (10-0, 7 KOs) against the hard-hitting Jose Miguel Torres (24-4, 19 KOs) from Columbia in a ten round bout.  Johnson  –  currently the #10 ranked contender by the WBC  –  is best known for winning the silver medal in the jr welterweight division in the 2004 Olympic Games. (more…)



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

IBF Convention: Day 1

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 28th annual IBF convention continued today at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas with a gala cocktail reception held in the Versailles Room. A host of IBF affiliated referees and judges from around the world, as well as many of the top promoters in the game attended. Don King draw the most attention as is often the case, attracting photo bugs eager to get a snapshot with the 79 year old impresario. Fellow promoters and or representatives from Top Rank, Golden Boy, Sauerland Events, Arena Box, Final Forum, Eva Rolle, Sampson Lewkowicz, and more gathered for a groups photos with IBF president Daryl Peoples, who just completed his first year as president of the organization.

IBF representative and Fightnews’ own Ray Wheatley accepted the IBF middleweight championship belt for newly crowned champ and fellow Aussie Daniel Geale who won a hard fought decision over former champ Sebastian Sylvester in Neibrandenburg, Germany last May 7th. Wheatley will present the bet to Geale upon returning to Sydney, Australia after the conclusion of the convention.



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Soto and Lozada training in Mexico

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

Both the current WBC lightweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (55-7-2, 32 KOs) and the WBC FECARBOX jr. welterweight champion Antonio Lozada Jr (23-0, 20 KOs) find themselves in the mountains of Temoaya, Mex, during the most intense stage of their respective preparation for their June 25th match ups in Cozumel, Mex, and broadcast live by Mexican mega network Televisa and presented by Tijuana promoter Baja Boxing. Soto of Los Mochis, Mex, will defend his title for the fourth time against Japanese Motoki Sasaki (36-8-1, 23 KOs) while Tijuana, Mex’s Lozada Jr. will battle for the vacant WBC Silver 140 lbs. title versus Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (19-0-1, 17 KOs). For more details and photos click here…



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Pete Susens

IBF President Darryl Peoples and Hall of Fame promoter Don King enjoying the goings on at the IBF Convention at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. Nevada.



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Rhodes ready for Alvarez

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Canelo Promotions

“Alvarez is a good fighter, but the title was given to him too quickly. I am sure that the WBC belt will go to England,” said Ryan Rhodes. Arriving tonight at Guadalajara, Mexico, the south-paw, from England continued: “I came with two weeks in advance to adapt myself. My preparation is already closed. I only need to stay physically fit and mark the weight on the scale”. Rhodes will continue his training in the Arena Coliseo’s Gym of Guadalajara City and said he is very excited by this new opportunity he has, because there have already been two times that he disputed a world title without success. For more details and photos click here…



June 2nd, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

UFC 131 VIP Packages Available Now: Premium tickets, backstage tours, meet & greet UFC fighters, get inside the Octagon and more!

Presale Starts Tomorrow For STRIKEFORCE Fedor vs Henderson: Fedor battles Dan Henderson in the Windy City, live on July 30 at the Sears Centre Arena – UFC Fight Club Presale starts Thursday at 10am CT, UFC newsletter presale password starts Friday at 10am CT – password: CHICAGO

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Philadelphia this summer with a loaded card sure to leave the City of Brotherly Love buzzing. On Saturday, Aug. 6 from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, former UFC® light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans takes on rising star and former Penn State wrestling standout Phil Davis. (more…)



June 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Katsidis-Earl rematch finalized

Katsidis “The Great” Promotions in association with Smithy’s Gym have announced that a rematch between two-time world champion Michael Katsidis and Graham Earl has been verbally agreed to. At 2am this morning Katsidis’ Manager Brendon Smith finalized details with Graham Earl’s camp to have a fight down under. Earl and his team have been chasing the Katsidis’ camp for close to four years now on the promise of a rematch after their epic five round World title battle at Wembley Arena in London in 2007. In a fight that was full of action, Katsidis not only came out the victor, but this battle was awarded the coveted round and fight of the year. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Froch, Johnson Quotes

WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch and former World Champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson and their respective camps held their final press conference Wednesday at the Edison Ballroom in New York City to discuss their Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 4 and televised LIVE on SHOWTIME at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

Both fighters were respectful to each other, but they are predicting radically different outcomes of Saturday’s highly anticipated fight. Froch feels he will dominate every round, while Johnson and his team feel that Froch is in way over his head with a lighter, faster Glen Johnson.

The following are quote highlights made by all the speakers on Wednesday: (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Ortiz camp denies Berto claims

By Francisco Salazar

Manager Rolando Arellano has released an exclusive statement to FightNews.com in response to Andre Berto’s statements on Twitter that Victor Ortiz allegedly used performance enhancement drugs leading up to their April 16th welterweight showdown:

“Victor has never in the past or present taken any performance enhancement drugs. We will take any test from any commission or world anti-doping organization before or after any fight. We will even take a test during training or on vacation.” In one of the best fights of 2011 thus far, Ortiz captured the WBC welterweight title when he won a twelve-round unanimous decision over Berto. Arellano concluded: “Victor beat Andre at 70 percent of his full capacity. I wonder what Andre would complain about if Victor beats him at 100 percent. We respectfully ask that he cease and desist immediately of making any more accusations as it hurts Victor’s reputation.”



June 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Super Six NYC Presser

Beginning of the End

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

After ten fights, eight fighters and two years, Showtime’s innovative “Super Six” round-robin tournament will be boiled down to two fighters and one fight. After Saturday night, that is.

The tournament, featuring the top super middleweights in the world (and one of the former top light heavyweights) will enter the second stage of the semi-finals this weekend at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom of Atlantic City New Jersey’s Boardwalk Hall when current WBC title-holder Carl Froch fights former 175-pound champ Glen Johnson.

The winner will face rising star Andre Ward, who secured his berth last month with a lopsided decision win against Arthur Abraham. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Shane wanted to quit

Explosive details from the biggest night of boxing revealed by the cameras of SHOWTIME Sports. Watch the thrilling epilogue of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley on Saturday, June 4th at 8:45pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

New foe for Mikey

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel Garcia has a new opponent for his 10 round bout on Saturday night. Garcia will now face hard-hitting Mexican contender Rafael Guzman at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Top Rank Vice President of Operations Carl Moretti told Fightnews.com. The bout will be the opening televised bout on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.” Garcia was originally scheduled to take on Miguel Beltran Jr., but Beltran suffered an injury to his hand during training over the weekend. “It turned out to be a fracture and he (Beltran) tried to see if it would heal,” said Moretti. “The doctors looked at it yesterday and they did not approve of Beltran to fight.” (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Zbik, Chavez press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Earlier today Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum introduced both Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (42-0-1 30KOs) and Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10KOs), as they met for the final press conference held at the Golden State Ballroom at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will be fighting in Los Angeles for the first time in six years. His first bout in Los Angeles was on the undercard of his father Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Ivan Robinson. On that night Junior knocked out Adam Wynant in one round. With only three days away from his first world title shot, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (42-0-1, 32KO’s) looks focused and determined on becoming the next WBC Middleweight Champion.

“I have prepared well for this fight, I know I have a tough fight I am going up against the champ, but I have prepared myself to win” Chavez Jr. addressed the media. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik-Chavez Presser Clips



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins honored

Photos: Maxwell Brown/City of Philadelphia and Swanson Communications

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter honored newly crowned WBC light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins today for his championship win over Jean Pascal which took place May 21. The mayor presented Hopkins with a Liberty Bell replica and made a proclamation saluting Hopkins and acknowledging his history making accomplishment of becoming the oldest world champion in the history of boxing. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Telemundo back in Miami

Photos: Marco Perez/MPS Sport Images

At a press conference today, promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc, Pugilistic Promotions and Deportes Telemundo announced the return of the popular series “Boxeo Telemundo”, to the City of Miami on June 24 where they will present a show at the Miami Dade County Auditorium which is celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a double championship twinbill.

In the main event WBO Latin jr. welterweight champion Jesus Pabon (17-1-11 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will defend his title against former WBA International Champion Javier “El Zorro” Castro (24-4-19 KOs) in a battle scheduled for 12 Rounds.

The co-feature will pit unbeaten former amateur world champion Sullivan Barrera (7-0-5 KOs) of Guantanamo, Cuba who will face Frank Paines (11-1-10 KOs) of St. Marteen via Colombia in a fight schedule for 10 Rounds with the vacant WBO Latino and WBA FEDELATIN light heavyweight titles. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Kessler-Bouadla presser

Photo: Lars Ronbog, Sportsagency.dk

Team Bouadla is convinced that the 14-month layoff has made WBC super middleweight world champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler rusty. On Saturday night, the Viking Warrior (43-2, 32 KOs) returns to the ring for the first time since his epic points victory over then-WBC Champion Carl Froch, taking on WBO #5 Mehdi Bouadla (22-3, 10 KOs). “In life, it’s all about timing, and now is the time to beat Kessler,” Boudla’s promoter Bernard Roos said at today’s final press conference at PARKEN Stadium. “Kessler is a great champion and in six months he would beat everybody, including Ward and Froch, but now after his long break Mehdi “The Bull” Bouadla will rise to the occasion and defeat him.” (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Late Result

Allen wins in Guyana

Undefeated New York State super middleweight Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen (15-0-1, 9 KOs) returned home to Georgetown, Guyana for an Independence Day showdown last Saturday night, in which he thoroughly dominated Kwesi Jones (7-2, 4 KOs) en route to a 12-round unanimous decision (120-108, 119-109, 118-110) for the vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation title.



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Guerrero to face Brewer

Unbeaten and world ranked Fernando Guerrero (21-0, 16 KOs) will meet “Contender” champion Grady Brewer (27-12, 15 KOs) for the NABF super welterweight championship on ESPN Friday Night Fights live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, on June 17th. Guerrero, currently ranked #2 in the world as a middleweight, will be making his first appearance as 154 lb fighter and his first appearance as a professional in Texas. He is known for his ability to sell large live gate audiences in his hometown of Salisbury, MD, but will now attempt to endear Texas fight fans to his all out action style. The Guerrero vs Brewer main event will be 10 rounds and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. The feature bout on the television broadcast will showcase fast rising welterweight prospect Karim Mayfield (13-0-1, 8 KOs) against former world title holder Steve Forbes (35-9, 11 KOs) in a 10 round welterweight match up.



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Helenius vs Liakhovich July 16

The delayed return of former world heavyweight champion and 1996 Bellarusian Olympian, Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich is on July 16 as the Bellarusian Olympian takes on highly-touted, undefeated Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius in Munich, Germany. The 35-year-old Liakhovich (25-3, 16 KOs), rated #13 by the WBC, was supposed to be back in action April 9 in Newark after nearly a year-long absence, but an injury suffered in the final week of training camp forced him to withdraw. Instead of taking an easy tune-up, or sign a more lucrative deal offered by K2 Promotions, Liakhovich chose to make his Main Events debut against Helenius (15-0, 10 KOs), who is world rated among the top four governing bodies (WBO #2, IBF #3, WBA #8 and IBF (IBF #15). Helenius is a Sweden/Finland native but he lives and fights out of Germany and knocked out Sam Peter in his last fight. (more…)



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. Q&A Transcript

Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. (42-0-1, 30 KOs), of Culiacan, México, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum hosted an international media conference call on Tuesday to discuss Chávez Jr’s first world title shot on Saturday challenging undefeated WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KOs), of Germany. Here is the official transcript…



June 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Sturm-Macklin on EPIX

Live world championship boxing returns to EPIX with the WBA middleweight title fight between defending champion Felix Sturm and challenging contender Matthew Macklin, televised live to the U.S. from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, on June 25, exclusively on EPIX the multiplatform premium entertainment service. EpixHD.com, will stream the fight live as part of a free two-week trial offer. The live broadcast and the live stream on EPIX and EpixHD.com, respectively, will begin at 5 p.m. ET. As has become the custom, EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of this world championship rumble on a jumbotron in Times Square (Broadway at 44th St.)



June 1st, 2011




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