Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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Boxing Result

Upset in NM: Maldonado TKO’d by Carcamo

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Photo by Lu Jackson 

What was supposed to be a homecoming for formerly undefeated Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado (13-1, 11 KOs) turned out to be a nightmare – and a first loss. The Telefutura-televised, Golden Boy and Golden Girl-promoted card from the Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M., saw Maldonado lose his WBC lightweight youth belt to unheralded Mexican Fernando Carcamo (10-3, 7 KOs). Maldonado was floored in round one by a right uppercut and, in the second, a short right hand by Carcamo dropped the hometown favorite a second time. When the fight resumed, Carcamo pounded Maldonado with a big left, prompting the ref to stop the fight at 1:10. In the co-main event, Albuquerque welterweight “Hurricane” Hector Munoz (20-7-1, 13 KO’s) forced John Revish (9-6-2, 8 KOs) to quit halfway through the third round. Backed by former 5-time champ Johnny Tapia in his corner, Munoz forced the action, overpowering his opponent until the ref waved it off at 1:30.

In other results: Albuquerque flyweight Brandi Montoya (3-2) avenged an earlier loss from Santa Fe’s Natalie Roy (3-1, 1 KO) with a six-round unanimous decision, scores of 60-54 twice, and 59-55. In a crosstown rival match between Albuquerque super middleweights, Jesus Correa (1-0) got the unanimous nod over Charles “The Beast” Alderete (1-2) with scores of 40-36 x 2 and 39-37. In a four-round lightweight bout, Albuquerque’s Yorden Hernandez (2-0) outboxed Roswell’s John “Smiley” Herrera (1-3-1) with a shutout 40-36 x 3 score. In a female bout at feather, Albuquerque’s Heather Jo Clark (1-0) was successful in her pro debut taking a split decision win over Farmington’s Chavira “Viper” Jack (1-2), scores of 39-37 across the board.

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez Photo by Lu Jackson  What was supposed to be a homecoming for formerly undefeated Fidel “The …


Boxing Result

Dawson dethrones Hopkins

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

In a grudge rematch, former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KOs) was too young, too fast and too strong for 47-year-old WBC light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (52-6-2, 32 KOs) and took a twelve round majority decision in a fight that never reached any heights on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. After their no-decision last October, Hopkins came out wrestling and clinching in classic Hopkins fashion. Dawson was cut on the side of his left eye by a headbutt in round four. Dawson was the aggressor and as the fight progressed he often outworked the future Hall of Famer. Dawson was cut over the right eye by a punch in round eight. Hopkins tried a tackle in round eleven, but Dawson never really let Hopkins back in the fight. Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 114-114.

In his post fight comments, Dawson called out super middleweight champion Andre Ward at light heavyweight or a catchweight. Hopkins refused to give an interview in the ring after the fight.

Highly regarded unbeaten American heavyweight hope Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (25-0-1, 19 KOs) and “The Gentleman “Chazz Witherspoon (30-3, 22 KOs) for the vacant NABO heavyweight title. Witherspoon battered the WBO #6 Mitchell in round one, but Mitchell came back strong in round two and knocked down Witherspoon in round three. Referee Randy Neumann waved it off shortly after. Time was 2:31. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Ed Mulholland In a grudge rematch, former world champion “Bad” Chad …



Boxing Result

Gonzalez, Salgado retain world titles

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside

WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over WBC world champion in recess Elio Rojas (23-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Cancun Arena in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Defending his title for the fourth time, Gonzalez pressed the action with Rojas trying to box from the outside. Gonzalez put Rojas on the deck in round ten. Scores 116-111, 116-112, 117-111.

IBF jr lightweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs) retained his title by majority decision over Martin Honorio (32-7-1, 16 KOs). Salgado dropped Honorio in round two with a hard jab and put him down again in round three, however the champion was cut over the left eye by a headbutt midway that bled heavily for the rest of the night as Honorio got back into the fight. Scores were 114-112, 114-112, for Salgado and 113-113. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (52-7, 45 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous …


Boxing Result

Chocolatito stops Garcia in 4 to retain title

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez said after the fight that he felt that he was fighting at home for the first time in a long time. He sure gave those fans in attendance at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA a lot to cheer about. Gonzalez dropped voluntary challenger Ramon Garcia twice in the fourth round, the final one prompting the referee to stop the fight in the fourth round before a pro-Gonzalez crowd on Saturday night.

Gonzalez returned to the ring after having fought just six weeks ago at the Palenque de Gallos in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. In that fight, he knocked out Manuel Jimenez with a body shot in the first round of a scheduled 10 round bout.

Despite entering the fight with Gonzalez having lost in two out of his last three outings, Saturday night marked the seventh time in a row Garcia was fighting in a world title bout. Prior to facing Gonzalez, Garcia lost to Donnie Nietes by unanimous decision, losing the WBO world title belt he had won with a fourth round knockout over Jesus Geles last April. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez said after the fight that he felt that …




Boxing Result

Minto hammers Hicks

Former WBO world title challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) destroyed heavyweight Matt Hicks (13-7, 12 KOs) Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. After Minto landed a devastating overhand right late in the initial stanza, the bout was halted at 2:48 of round one. The victory marks Minto’s second win in his last three fights.

Sizzling hot power punching prospect Joel Diaz (9-0,8 KOs) delivered a major beat down to veteran Yogli Herrera (22-15, 15 KOs) in the 8 round co-feature. Diaz’ dropped Herrera several times up until stopping him by 5th round TKO stoppage victory.

Full Results:
Jake Giuriceo UD8 Juan Santiago
Brian Minto KO1 Matt Hicks
Joel Diaz Jr. TKO4 Yogli Herrera
Morgan Fitch KO1 Romon Barber
Sam Vasquez UD4 Damon Antoine
Bill Hutchinson UD4 Augustin Cicero
Jaque Lutz UD4 Michael Wilmer

Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Presents in association with TNT Promotions

Former WBO world title challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (36-5, 23 KOs) destroyed heavyweight Matt Hicks (13-7, 12 KOs) Saturday …


Boxing Result

Solis retains WBA interim belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA interim super flyweight beltholder Liborio Solis (14-3-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Santiago Acosta (17-9-2, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to retain his belt at the Coliseo Roberto Romero Bolivar in Maracay, Venezuela. Scores were 117-111, 119-109 and 120-108.

WBA interim female featherweight beltholder Ogleydis Suarez (17-2-1, 7 KOs) topped Pamela Benavidez (9-8-3, 2 KOs) over ten by scores of 98-92 on all three cards.

Bantamweight Henry Maldonado (15-1, 11 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Jose Jimenez (19-5, 13 KOs)

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA interim super flyweight beltholder Liborio Solis (14-3-1, 7 KOs) outpointed Santiago Acosta (17-9-2, 7 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Late Results from the Virgin Islands

On Wednesday, April 25, at the Marin Center in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter Lesley Commission of 340 Boxing Promotions presented “Boxing in Paradise V” to a sold-out crowd. Fighting in the night’s main event before a hometown crowd, John “The Rock” Jackson (13-0, 12 KOs) son of former world champion Julian Jackson, defended his WBC Youth World Light Middleweight Championship and spoiled the undefeated record of Mexico’s Jesus Selig (14-1-1, 9 KOs) via TKO 3 (1:33).

In the main supporting bout, older brother Julius “The Chef” Jackson (13-0, 9 KOs) successfully defended his USNBC Super Middleweight Title with a TKO 2 (3:00) over Durrell Richardson (13-5, 5 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio. (more…)

On Wednesday, April 25, at the Marin Center in Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing …


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Senchenko-Malignaggi Presser



Boxing Result

World’s biggest boxer loses pro debut

By Alex Hermann

Saturday night in Hvidovre, Denmark, Morten Poulsen lost his pro debut, when he was stopped in round three with an injuried arm. Poulsen, at 7’2 the tallest boxer in the world, has only four amateur fights under his belt, and a victory in his debut wasn’t even close. Only few seconds into the fight Andris Naglis (3-1-1, 2 KO) landed his right to the chin of a very shaken Poulsen. Naglis won the first two rounds easily, and in the third Poulsen injuried his right arm, and Naglis was declared as the winner by TKO. (more…)

By Alex Hermann Saturday night in Hvidovre, Denmark, Morten Poulsen lost his pro debut, when he was stopped in round …


Boxing News

Golovkin will fight in Ukraine

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (22-0, 14 KOs) will fight on the undercard of a fight card headlined by Zaurbek Baysangurov vs. Michel Soro on May 12 at the Ice Palace “Terminal” in Brovari, Ukraine. His opponent will be Japanese fighter Makoto Fuchigami (19-6, 10 KOs). Golovkin is with the Klitschko brothers K2 Promotions and will fight for the first time in the Ukraine.

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (22-0, 14 KOs) will fight on the undercard of a fight …


Feature Story

Malignaggi vows to return with world title

With three consecutive wins under his belt, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi is in top form heading into his Sunday showdown against unbeaten WBA Welterweight World Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko and the former Junior Welterweight World Titlist has no doubt that he will be leaving the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine with the 147-pound title belt around his waist. “I’m ready for this fight. I’ve got my team in my corner and we could hold this fight in Senchenko’s living room and I would still come out with the win,” said Malignaggi. “This is my time and I will be returning to the United States a world champion again.”

The 12-round championship bout, which is presented by Union Boxing Promotion in association with Golden Boy Promotions, will air live on Integrated Sports Pay-Per-View in the United States beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The suggested retail price of the four-bout card is $29.95. (more…)

With three consecutive wins under his belt, Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi is in top form heading into his Sunday …


UFC

TUF Live recap, episode 8

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 8 – ‘The Lion’s Den’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber take the lead once more as Chris Saunders nabbed a split decision win over Sam Sicilia. They now lead the series 4-3. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 8 – ‘The Lion’s Den’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber take the …



Feature Story

Hopkins promises to do it his way!

Story by Matt Richardson
Photo by Chris Cozzone

It’s a safe bet that Bernard Hopkins will be talking come Sunday morning.

What happens on Saturday night, however, could go a long way to determining how much the 47-year-old light heavyweight champion actually speaks.

In a rare pre-fight move, the always-loquacious Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) has been largely mum ahead of his rematch Saturday night against Chad Dawson (HBO will televise at 10:15 PM ET). Hopkins has been known to fill a writer’s notebook and kill the battery on more than one tape-recorder. (more…)

Story by Matt Richardson Photo by Chris Cozzone It’s a safe bet that Bernard Hopkins will be talking come Sunday …


Photo Gallery

“Mayhem” ready for “The Gentleman”

Photos by Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com

FightNews was privileged to photograph undefeated heavyweight contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KOs) at The Dream Team Boxing Gym in Clinton, Maryland as he prepared for his showdown this Saturday against “The Gentleman” Chazz Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KOs) for the vacant NABO title at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Mitchell and Witherspoon go toe-to-toe tonight in the HBO televised ten- round co-main event of the “Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson: Once And For All” world championship showdown. (more…)

Photos by Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com FightNews was privileged to photograph undefeated heavyweight contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (24-0-1, 18 KOs) at The Dream …


UFC

No rest for Cholish before homecoming

It is said a man can be known by the company he keeps. This timeless proverb could not be more applicable for both UFC lightweight John Cholish and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt John Danaher. In the former’s Octagon debut last December, fight fans instantly knew almost all they would ever need to when the latter was introduced as Cholish’s head coach. This immediate recognition or near a priori understanding of Cholish because of Danaher’s presence can similarly be likened to Danaher’s indelible integrity from his work with and subsequent praise from Renzo Gracie, Roger Gracie, Matt Serra, Chris Weidman, Greg Jackson, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and many others. . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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It is said a man can be known by the company he keeps. This timeless proverb could not be more …


Column

Can Bernard Hopkins do it again?

By Graham Houston

After the disputed ending to their first fight, Saturday’s rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson wasn’t exactly made by public demand but nevertheless interest has grown. I get the sense that people are looking forward to the HBO-televised fight more than perhaps they thought they would — I know that is the case with me.

Hopkins, the betting underdog but still formidable at 47, is defending the WBC light-heavyweight title that was briefly in Dawson’s possession, until the original TKO win was changed to a no decision. Hopkins says that Dawson threw him down in the Los Angeles fight that ended in such a disappointing fashion, Dawson says he was just shouldering Hopkins off him in a protective move. Let’s hope that the sequel settles all doubts. (more…)

By Graham Houston After the disputed ending to their first fight, Saturday’s rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson wasn’t …



Scale Watch

Weights from Chester, WV

Jake Giuriceo 138 vs. Juan Santiago 138.5
Brian Minto 220 vs. Matt Hicks 253
Joel Diaz Jr. 128 vs Yogli Herrera 127
Morgan Fitch 164.5 vs. Romon Barber 160
Jaque Lutz 175 vs. Michael Wilmer 175
Bill Hutchinson 146 vs. Augustin Cicero 145
Sam Vasquez Jr. 147 vs. Damon Antoine 141
Venue: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, Chester, WV
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions

Jake Giuriceo 138 vs. Juan Santiago 138.5 Brian Minto 220 vs. Matt Hicks 253 Joel Diaz Jr. 128 vs Yogli …


Boxing Result

Oosthuizen, Del Valle, Pedraza victorious

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten IBO super middleweight champion Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Marcus Johnson (21-2, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okalahoma. In an entertaining slugfest, Johnson got off to a good start, but as the fight progressed the 6’4 South African southpaw Oosthuizen gained the upper hand sending Johnson to the deck with a body shot in round eight and closing very strong to win by scores of 98-91 on all cards.

In a very good fight, undefeated super bantamweight Luis Orlando Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Christopher Martin (23-2-3, 6 KOs). Both fighters had their moments, but Del Valle was busier and scored a knockdown in round seven with a left hook. Scores were 100-89, 98-91, 97-92. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten IBO super middleweight champion Thomas “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen (19-0-1, 13 KOs) won a hard fought ten …


Boxing Result

Mack defeats Sheika in Atlantic City

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

In an important light heavyweight crossroads fight, former world title challenger Yusaf Mack (30-4-2, 17 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former 4-time world title challenger Omar Sheika (32-12, 21 KOs) on Friday night at Resorts in Atlantic City. Mack dropped Sheika in the twelfth round to punctuate a 119-107, 118-109, 118-109 victory. The USBA title was on the line.

In the co-feature, undefeated super middleweight prospect Derrick Webster (12-0, 7 KOs) survived two seventh round knockdowns, then scored a knockdown himself in round eight to take an eight round 77-72 verdict on all cards over Sabou Ballogou (8-5, 3 KOs).

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside In an important light heavyweight crossroads fight, former world title challenger Yusaf Mack (30-4-2, 17 …


Boxing Result

Shocker: Grachev KOs Sillakh in 8th

Unbeaten light heavyweight Denis “The Pirate” Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round knockout against previously undefeated WBC #2 contender Ismayl Sillakh (17-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Sillakh dropped Grachev in round three, but was mostly content to pick apart Grachev from the outside and seemed headed to to a routine decision win. However, Grachev finally rocked Sillakh in the eighth with a right hand and finished him with a sustained barrage of punches. Referee Rocky Burke waved it off at 2:18 as Sillakh sank to the canvas. Sillakh had been on the verge of landing a fight with the winner of Saturday’s Hopkins-Dawson rematch.

Undefeated junior lightweight Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Yaundale “Money Shot” Evans (16-1, 12 KOs) in just 2:02 of round one. Two knockdowns and the fight was over.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Denis “The Pirate” Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round knockout against previously undefeated WBC …


Scale Watch

Weights from Toledo, Ohio

Bronco McKart 156 vs.Jose Medina 158.5
Adrian Wilson 144 vs. Patrick Boozer 144
Brandon Little 149.5 vs. Al Hall 153.5
Martin Tucker 137.5 vs. Devaris Crayton 142.5
William McElroy 148.5 vs. Emmanuel Medina 150
Rafael Gramajo 125 vs. Jimmy Small 127
Karinn Davis 190 vs. James Guy 191.5

Venue: Huntington Center
Promoter: Turner Boxing Productions

Bronco McKart 156 vs.Jose Medina 158.5 Adrian Wilson 144 vs. Patrick Boozer 144 Brandon Little 149.5 vs. Al Hall 153.5 …


Scale Watch

Weights from Pomona, CA

Photos: German Villasenor / TopRank.com

Roman Gonzalez 107.4 vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales 107.8
(WBA Mini Flyweight World title)
Alberto Herrera 146.6 vs. Anthony Lenk 147 lbs
Jesse Magdaleno 123 vs. Nick Fast 122.4 lbs
Tommy Turner 165.8 vs. Edgar Alvarado 166.8
Anthony Lenk 147 vs. Alberto Herrera 146.6
Lucky Boy Otomoso 147.6 vs. Larry Smith 147.2
Jesse Roman 139.8 vs. Jaime Orrantia 139.8
Venue: Fairflex in Pomona, CA
Promoter: Top Rank and Zanfer
TV: Azteca América and TV Azteca

Photos: German Villasenor / TopRank.com Roman Gonzalez 107.4 vs. Ramon Garcia Hirales 107.8 (WBA Mini Flyweight World title) Alberto Herrera …


Scale Watch

WBA KO Drugs weights from Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Liborio Solís 114.50 vs Santiago Acosta 114.5
(interim WBA super flyweight world title)

Ogleydis ¨La Niña¨ Suarez 126 vs Pamela Benavidez 124
(interim WBA featherweght world title)

Alys Sanchez 125 vs Diana Garcia 126
WBA Fedelatin Featherweigh title
Venue: Coliseo El Limon, Maracay, Venezuela

By Gabriel F. Cordero Liborio Solís 114.50 vs Santiago Acosta 114.5 (interim WBA super flyweight world title) Ogleydis ¨La Niña¨ …


Scale Watch

At the scales in New Mexico

Weights & photos by Jose Leon Castillo III

From the Santa Ana Casino’s Cheenah Lounge in Bernalillo, NM for tomorrow night’s “Gold Rush” pro boxing event headlining Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado. This card is promoted by Golden Boy & Golden Girl Promotions:

Main Event:
Fidel Maldonado Jr. 134 lbs. vs. Fernando Carcamo 132.5

Hector Munoz 146.5 vs. John Revish 146
Brandy Montoya 117 vs. Natalie Roy 117
Matthew Baca 140 vs. Joshua Flynn *N/A
Jesus Correa Jr 160 vs. Charles Alderete 160
Yordan Perez lbs. 134 vs. John Herrera 132.5
Heather Jo Clark 124 vs. Chavira Jack 125 (more…)

Weights & photos by Jose Leon Castillo III From the Santa Ana Casino’s Cheenah Lounge in Bernalillo, NM for tomorrow …


Boxing News

Christy Martin’s ex convicted

Christy Martin’s ex-husband and trainer Jim Martin has just been found guilty of attempted manslaughter and aggravated battery. On Friday afternoon, an Orlando, Florida, jury returned with three guilty verdicts after less than four hours. He is facing a sentence of 25 years to life.

Christy now heads to Las Vegas to train with Miguel Diaz for her June 19th fight with Mia St John for the vacant WBC super welterweight world championship at Table Mountain Casino in Friant, CA. The show is being billed as “Final Victory” and promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions.

This will be final fight for both girls, with Christy trying to win her 50th fight.

Christy Martin’s ex-husband and trainer Jim Martin has just been found guilty of attempted manslaughter and aggravated battery. On Friday …


Boxing News

Mussachio back in action

Light-heavyweight Chuck Mussachio is back in action Saturday evening, May 19 when he takes on Bill Bailey in a scheduled eight-round contest in the Grand Ballroom of Bally’s Atlantic City. Topping the seven-fight card is a scheduled 10-round junior middleweight contest between Harry Joe Yorgey, of Bridegport, PA, and Jamaal Davis, of Philadelphia, PA.

Mussachio, 32, of Wildwood, NJ, will be making his first start since Nov. 19 when he was stopped in the 12th round by Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, PA, for Wilson’s USBA cruiserweight title. The fight was up for grabs after 11 rounds with Mussachio ahead on two of the three scorecards. “I still think about that 12th round,” said Mussachio, who is determined to stay at light-heavyweight (175) rather than cruiserweight (200). “I only weighed 183 against Wilson. I’m a natural 175.” (more…)

Light-heavyweight Chuck Mussachio is back in action Saturday evening, May 19 when he takes on Bill Bailey in a scheduled …


Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Bernard Hopkins 173.5 vs. Chad Dawson 174.5
Seth Mitchell 241.5 vs. Chazz Withersppon 231.5
Shawn Porter 153.5 vs. Patrick Thompson 153.5
Mike Faragon 137.5 vs. Sergio Rivera 139.6
Lavarn Harvell 174.5 vs. Tony Pietrantonio 175.4
Julian Williams 154.5 vs. Hector Rosario 155.5
Phil Lo Greco 149 vs. Hector Orozco 149
Venue: Boardwalk Hall
Promoter: Golden Boy/Gary Shaw
TV: HBO
More photos…

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Bernard Hopkins 173.5 vs. Chad Dawson 174.5 Seth Mitchell 241.5 vs. Chazz Withersppon 231.5 …


Boxing News

Chancellor relents, OKs Chavez-Lee for Sun Bowl

Bowing to pressure from El Paso officials, the University of Texas System chancellor has reversed a decision to disallow usage of the Sun Bowl for the June 16 WBC middleweight world title fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee. Among the conditions are no alcoholic beverages. According to reports, the security concern was fear that a war between rival drug cartels from nearby Ciudad Juarez could spill across the border. According to AP the cartels have declared the event a “neutral zone.”

Bowing to pressure from El Paso officials, the University of Texas System chancellor has reversed a decision to disallow usage …


Scale Watch

Gonzalez-Rojas Weights in Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale

Jhonny Gonzalez 125.40 vs Elio Rojas 125
(WBC featherweight world title)

Juan C.Sàlgado 130 vs Martin Honorio 130
(IBF super featherweight world title)

Julio Ceja 121 vs Cruz Carvajal 120.70

Venue: Gran Oasis Cancun Arena
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Pepe Gomez and Golden Boy P
TV: Televisa and FoxSports (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale Jhonny Gonzalez 125.40 vs Elio Rojas 125 (WBC featherweight world title) Juan C.Sàlgado …


Boxing News

New Stieglitz opponent named

After pullouts by former champion Mikkel Kessler and mandatory challenger George Groves, WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs) will now face Australian Nader Hamdan (43-9-1, 18 KOs) on May 5 in Erfurt, Germany. “Now I feel a tingling excitement, because this is a really good fight,” said Stieglitz. The champion has only one more week to study his new opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. “A victory for me in Erfurt is currently the most important thing in my life. Finally, Arthur Abraham is all lined up to fight me. He’ll have that chance, but I must win in Erfurt.”

“After the short-term pullout of Groves, it was no easy task to fight a trained and fight-ready opponent from the WBO world rankings. But Nader Hamdan was luckily in intensive preparations for an Asia-Pacific title defense and could stop in immediately. Now the fight is perfect,” added SES-promoter Ulf Steinforth.

After pullouts by former champion Mikkel Kessler and mandatory challenger George Groves, WBO world champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs) …


Boxing News

Minto Set for Mountaineer

Former WBO world title challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (35-5 22 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at the Mountaineer Casino and Resort in Chester, West Virginia. Minto will face hard hitting, 6’4 250 pound Matt Hicks (13-6 12 KOs) in the feature heavyweight bout being presented by TNT Promotions.

Also, a pair of eight rounders will be featured. Super lightweight Jake Giuriceo (15-0-1) will battle Juan Santiago (13-8), while super featherweight Joel Diaz (8-0) collides with Yogli Herrera (22-14). In addition, local prospects Jaque Lutz (4-0), Morgan Fitch (4-0), Bill Hutchinson (2-1-1 and Sam Vasquez (1-0) will appear in separate bouts.

Former WBO world title challenger Brian “The Beast” Minto (35-5 22 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at the …


Boxing News

Hopkins-Dawson, Gonzalez-Garcia weigh-in info

The official weigh-in for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson rematch card will take place today at 4PM in the Caesars Atlantic City Lobby. This event is open to the public. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

The official weigh-in for the Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Ramon “El Principe” Garcia card will take place today at the “Finish Line Sports Grill” located adjacent to the Fairplex in Pomona. (2201 N. White Ave, Pomona, CA 91768) The weigh-in is scheduled for 2pm, with the fighters arriving by 1pm. This event is open to the public. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.

The official weigh-in for the Bernard Hopkins vs. Chad Dawson rematch card will take place today at 4PM in the …


Boxing News

Rematch: Włodarczyk-Palacios II in Poland

Photo: Piotr Duszczyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It was of course hard to negotiate with such an experienced and shrewd boxing businessman like Don King but I’m happy to announce that a WBC cruiserweight fight between defending champion Krzysztof “Diablo ” Włodarczyk (46-2, 33 KO) and #1 WBC ranked mandatory challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (21-1, 13 KO) will happen again in Poland,” said “Diablo” promoter Andrzej Wasilewski from 12rounds KnockOut Promotions. “Right now we are working on the possible fight date, but of course the most important fact is that the fight will be again in Poland,” added the Polish promoter.

The first fight between Włodarczyk and Palacios happened on April 2 last year, ending after an uninspired 12-round bout with controversial split decision for the hometown favorite. For the rematch, both the titleholder Włodarczyk and Puerto Rico’s Palacios are promising that the judges will not be needed and their rematch will end in the knockout.

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Boxing Result

Ortiz gets past Prieto

Photo: Alma Montiel

WBC silver super lightweight titleholder Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (24-0-1, 20 KOs) was nearly finished in the twelfth round by Javier Prieto (16-7, 11 KOs), but managed to survive until the final bell to retain his belt by split decision on Thursday night at the at the Expo Bancomer de Santa Fe in Mexico City. Scores were 115-113, 115-112 for Ortiz, 115-113 for Prieto.

Unbeaten bantamweight Tomoki Kameda (23-0, 15 KOs), from the famous Kameda boxing clan, won the WBC silver belt when previously unbeaten Jairo Hernandez (8-1, 4 KOs) didn’t come out for round eleven.

Former world champion Juan Urango (23-3-1, 17 KOs) returned from a two-year layoff to score a second round KO over Cristian “El Yaqui” Chavez (24-19, 12 KOs) in a welterweight bout. (more…)

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