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Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

Stars come out for Boxing at the Barker

By Miguel Maravilla and Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Stephanie Drews Photography w StephanieDrews.com Wednesday night's inaugural "Boxing at the Barker" show, promoted by ...

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ShoBox Weights

ShoBox Weights

Photos: Stephanie Trapp /SHOWTIME It turns out promoter Mike Tyson can stir the pot almost as much as heavyweight champ Mike Tyson. Almost. ...

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Weights from Verona, NY

Weights from Verona, NY

By Bob Caico Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Brandon Adams 161 Raymond Gatica 158 Vitaliy Kopylenko 160 Willie Monroe, Jr 160 Donovan Dennis 226 Nate Heaven 233 Simeon ...

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Hopkins-Shumanov Press Conference

Hopkins-Shumanov Press Conference

By Julian Burgower Photos: Mike Greenhill Bernard Hopkins wanted to make something very clear today at the final press conference for his light heavyweight ...

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Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in ...

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Boxing News

Abraham, Dirrell at Wings game

Photo: Wende

During the first intermission of the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 win over St. Louis on Wednesday night, boxers Andre Dirrell and Arthur Abraham were introduced to promote their Super Six World Boxing Classic matchup on Saturday at Joe Louis Arena. The hometown favorite Dirrell from Flint, Mich., got the louder ovation. (more…)



March 25th, 2010



Boxing News

Abraham, Dirrell Quotes

Super Six World Boxing Classic standings leader “King” Arthur Abraham and Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell both took part in a media workout at Detroit’s famed Kronk Gym on Wednesday, just three days before they kick off Group Stage 2 of the Tournament on Saturday, March 27 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). Germany’s Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) currently leads the Super Six point standings with three points by way of his last-second knockout against American Jermain “Bad Intentions” Taylor Oct. 17 in Berlin, Germany. The former middleweight bronze medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics from Flint, Mich., Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) dropped a close 12-round decision to Carl Froch for the World Boxing Council (WBC) World Championship the same night in Nottingham, England.

This fight will be available to a record 54.4 million households as part of the SHOWTIME ALL ACCESS Free Preview Weekend on SHOWTIME, SHOWTIME HD™ and SHOWTIME On Demand. From Thursday, March 25 through Sunday, March 28, viewers across the country will have the opportunity to sample the premium network’s award-winning programming via linear service, On Demand and in HD, including two live events from SHOWTIME Sports. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Photo

Shot of the day

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Interim WBA Super Lightweight World champion Marcos Maidana hits the mitts today during a media workout held at the Extreme Couture Gym in Las Vegas. Maidana’s opponent, unbeaten Dominican Victor Cayo, South African Ali Funeka and unbeaten former champ Joan Guzman also held mini-workouts after talking to the press. On Saturday, Maidana-Cayo and Funeka-Guzman will be featured in a title doubleheader televised on HBO from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas. Stay tuned for more photos and interviews.



March 24th, 2010

Announcement

Zewski returns to the ring!

Sensational welterweight prospect Mikael Zewski returns to action this Thursday night, March 25th at Fight Night at the Commerce 2 an outstanding evening of professional boxing presented by TKO Boxing Promotions at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

Zewski’s fight will be shown LIVE on the Super Channel starting at 11pm, EST. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

All New UFC® Unleashed Plus The Primetime Finale – Tonight on Spike: Including two never-before-seen fights, and the last stop on the road to UFC® 111. Starting at 9pm ET/PT on Spike

See UFC® 111 Live And In HD On The Big Screen: You can see Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy larger than life this Saturday in participating theaters. Hosted by UFC® fighters in select cities.

UFC® 114 Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For UFC® Fight Club™ Members: Join today for first access to tickets! Presale begins at 10am PT. UFC® Newsletter Presale begins Friday at 10am PT; password is EXPO.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Erik Morales workout

KO Entertainment and Box Latino

Legendary former world champion Erik Morales for Saturday night’s PPV show vs. Jose Alfaro in Monterrey, Mexico. “Losing so much weight in recent months isn’t going to affect me,” said Morales. “For two and one-half months we worked a lot on the technical issues but we also made the best effort trying to achieve peak physical condition. I also mean that I was six months into the plan to establish a steady weight loss and here are the results. We planned to work hard to get into top form and I reached it.” (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Feature Story

Moreno, Cermeno collide Saturday

Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

All is ready for Saturday’s huge event in La Guaira, Venezuela billed as “El Desafio” (The Challenge) that features WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo Moreno of Panama against WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeno of Venezuela. In a second major bout, former double world champion Jorge “Nino de Oro” Linares returns against former world champion Francisco Lorenzo from the Dominican Republic. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Abraham, Dirrell Workout

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell began their fight week activities today with back-to-back media workouts at the world-famous Kronk Gym in Detroit, Michigan. Tonight both fighters are participating in sweater presentations at the Red Wings-Blues NHL hockey game at Joe Louis Arena during the first intermission. They collide in the same arena on Saturday night in a do-or-die Group Stage 2 clash of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.

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March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

“Top Rank Live” in Ensenada

Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

The already successful and popular series “Top Rank Live” will make its monthly stop in Mexico, this Saturday with a couple of very interesting match-ups in the 108-pound division when former world champion Ulises “Archie” Solis takes on Bert Batawang in an 108 pound IBF world title eliminator battle the takes place at the “Plaza Pueblo Antiguo” in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.

In the co-feature current WBA mini flyweight world champion Giovani Segura (23-1-1, 19 KOs) of Ciudad Altamirano, Guerrero, Mexico will take on Roland Ramos (28-7-3, 14 KOs) of Colombia in a 10 round non title bout. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Hopkins-Jones undercard

Undercard fights are set for the April 3 Bernard Hopkins-Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The co-feature will be a ten-round showdown between Jason Litzau (26-2, 21 KOs) and Rocky Juarez (28-5-1, 20 KOs) for Litzau’s NABF super featherweight title. Also featured is the return of former junior middleweight world champion Sergio Mora (21-1-1, 5 KOs) against veteran Calvin Green (21-4-1, 13 KOs) and unbeaten Ukrainian prospect Ismayl Sillakh (11-0, 10 KOs) steps up to face 175-pound standout Daniel Judah (23-4-3, 10 KOs) in another NABF title bout, this time in the light heavyweight division.



March 24th, 2010

Feature Story

More on Margarito comeback

Three-time world welterweight champion Antonio Margarito will make his 2010 debut during Cinco de Mayo weekend, in a 10-round super welterweight rumble, against Texas toughman Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia, headlining Latin Fury 14. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, the four-bout Latin Fury 14 will be broadcast Live on Pay-Per-View, on Saturday, May 8, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, from Aguascalientes, Mexico, which will be celebrating the San Marcos Fair.

The pay-per-view undercard will feature World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super featherweight champion Jorge Solis (38-2-2), of Guadalajara, Mexico, defending his title against top-10 contender and one-time world title challenger Mario Santiago (21-2-1, 14 KOs), of Ponce, Puerto Rico; undefeated NABF lightweight champion and top-five contender Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 17 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., defends his title against former interim world champion and fellow top-five contender Urbano Antillion (27-1, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., and the pay-per-view debut of flyweight sensation Alfonso López (3-0, 2 KOs), of Mexico City, Mexico, the son of legendary world champion and Mexican icon Ricardo López. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Clottey: 700,000 buys

HBO has announced that the March 13 Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey PPV telecast generated 700,000 buys and generated $35.3 million in revenue. HBO’s Mark Taffet said the event “significantly exceeded our expectations.”



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Mitchell favored to beat Katsidis

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (26-2, 21 KOs) is the underdog in the betting for his scheduled twelve round title bout against Englishman Kevin Mitchell (31-0, 23 KOs) at Upton Park in West Ham, London on May 15. “Frank [Warren] has done a fantastic job getting me the fight and bringing it to England,” Mitchell said. “This is the kind of fight I’ve dreamed of since I was a kid.” The 25-year-old Mitchell is unbeaten in 31 fights and in the shape of his life, having seen off Amir Khan’s Colombian conqueror Breidis Prescott on points then knocking out Prescott’s compatriot Ignacio Mendoza in the second round in his last fight. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxeo Boricua presser

Enrique Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto,Inc.

Miguel Cotto announced today his upcoming show from his Boxeo Boricua Series, this Saturday, March 27th at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Super bantamweight prospect Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez (11-0, 10 KOs) will fight Colombian veteran Pedro Rincón (30-16-2, 25 KOs) in the main event for the vacant super bantamweight USNBC title from the WBC. Also top lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (6-0, 4 KOs) will face Robert Acevedo (9-9-3, 1 KO) in the co-main event. For more details and photos click here…



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Helenius-Oloukun presser

Pasi Taavitsainen

Unbeaten WBA #12 heavyweight Robert “The Nordic Nightmare” Helenius (11-0, 7 KOs) and Gbenga Oloukun (17-3, 10 KOs) faced off today in advance of Friday’s eight round clash in Helsinki, Finland.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Escobedo to debut in Mexico

A 2004 United States Olympian Vicente Escobedo (21-2, 13 KOs) will fight in Mexico for the first time as a pro against veteran lightweight Carlos Urias (43-23, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. In the ten round co-main event, junior lightweight prospects Dante Jardon (11-1, 11 KOs) and “Dangerous” David Rodela (14-2-3, 6 KOs) meet in a ten rounder. The card will be presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Producciones Deportivas de Ricardo Maldonado Jr. and will air live on the HBO Plus in Latin America. The event is a private sponsored function and there will be no tickets for sale to the public.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez workout

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs) of Argentina will step back into the ring on Saturday, April 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ against WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs) which will be shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing and is being promoted by Top Rank in association with DiBella Entertainment. Click here for more photos…



March 24th, 2010

Exclusive

Margarito opponent named

By Francisco Salazar

An opponent has been confirmed to take on Antonio Margarito in May in Aguascalientes, Mexico. According to trainer Robert Garcia, who is now working in the corner of the former world champion, Margarito (37-6, 27 KO’s) will now take on hard-hitting Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia of Texas in a 12 round bout. “More than likely, they are fighting for a minor or regional title to make it a 12 round bout,” said Garcia, who trains Margarito at his Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA.

This will be Margarito’s first bout since January of last year, when he was stopped in the ninth round by Shane Mosley. Margarito was suspended for a year by the California State Athletic Commission after accusations of him having a substance amongst his hand wraps that hardens with water and sweat. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Kennedy ready for comeback

Undefeated Teon Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA, makes the first defense of his USBA super bantamweight title when he faces Jose Angel Beranza, of San Pedro, CA, in the scheduled 12-round main event on Saturday evening, May 22, in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. This will mark Kennedy’s first fight since Nov. 20, 2009, the night he won the vacant USBA title in his tragic encounter with Francisco Rodriguez, of Chicago, IL, at the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, PA. In that match, which was close on the scorecards after nine rounds, Kennedy won by knockout when referee Benji Estevez stopped the contest at 1.52 of the 10th round. Rodriguez had taken a beating in the 10th, but was still on his feet when the fight was stopped. Rodriguez was led back to his corner and he sat down on the stool, but when he did not respond minutes later, he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance. He died 48 hours later from brain injuries suffered in the fight. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC orders Solis-Austin eliminator

The WBC has ordered Don King Productions and Arena Box-Promotions to initiate the free negotiations period for a WBC heavyweight final elimination bout between #1 rated Ray Austin and #2 rated Odlanier Solis. If no agreement is reached by the parties, a purse offer will be conducted on April 23 at the WBC Executive Offices in Mexico City. The Austin-Solis winner would become the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Vitali Klitschko.



March 24th, 2010

Announcement

Caballero signs with TKO

Photo courtesy of TKO Boxing

A huge crowd of media and fans turned out on Tuesday afternoon at the Coachella Valley Boxing Club as sensational amateur flyweight Randy Caballero and TKO Boxing Promotions announced details of his pro debut this Thursday, March 25th at the Commerce Casino as part of the action packed, ten bout card, “Fight Night at the Commerce 2”. (Pictured, left to right, Chet Koerner, President, TKO Boxing Promotions, Randy Caballero, Marcos Caballero, father and trainer of Randy)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Sheridan: Abraham a 2:1 pick

Taps Ward at 1:1 to win entire Super Six

Renowned sports handicapper Danny Sheridan has set the odds for Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, the groundbreaking six-fighter tournament from SHOWTIME Sports®. Sheridan also updated the odds against winning the entire tournament with newly crowned WBA world champion Andre Ward as a 1 to 1 favorite.

Sheridan, USA Today’s sports analyst, has undefeated former middleweight champion and current tournament points leader Arthur Abraham as a 2:1 favorite over American Andre Dirrell when the two square off in the first Group Stage 2 matchup on Saturday, March 27, live on SHOWTIME at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. Sheridan lists the fight as an 8:5 favorite to go more than 11 ½ rounds. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Joelo Torres headlines in NYC

Unbeaten light welterweight Joelo Torres (11-0-1, 7 KOs) headlines DiBella Entertainment’s March 31 Broadway Boxing card at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in the heart of Times Square, battling Leo Martinez (14-12, 6 KOs). Also featured on the show are fellow unbeaten prospects: heavyweight Tor Hamer (10-0, 8 KOs), light welterweight Gabriel Bracero (8-0), middleweight Denis Douglin (7-0, 3 KOs), and middleweight Aleem Whitfield (2-0, 2 KOs). Less than 50 tickets remain for what promises to be a memorable night of action. Call 212-947-2577.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Big week for SA boxing fans

Plenty of action coming up

By Ron Jackson

Fight fans are in for a feast of boxing over the next week with seven tournaments involving South Africans which will include three world title fights and two important matchups with SA title ramifications. Lightweight Ali Funeka, junior featherweight Takalani Ndlovu and mini flyweight Nkosinathi Joyi will all be seeking to win IBF world belts, while SA jr bantamweight champion Themba Joyi defends aganst veteran Zolile Mbityi and heavyweights Anton Nel and Pieter Cronje meet in a SA heavyweight title eliminator. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Announcement

Harry Carpenter passes

Legendary boxing commentator Harry Carpenter, the BBC’s ‘voice of boxing’ for 45 years, has passed away at the age of 84 over the weekend in London. Carpenter started doing boxing for the BBC in 1949 and worked behind the mic for many of boxing’s biggest fights over the next four decades, retiring in 1994. A private funeral will be followed by a memorial service in London.



March 24th, 2010

UFC

All eyes on Dan Hardy

UFC 111 is LIVE on PPV Mar. 27!

Story by Brady Crytzer

Fans enjoy a good scrap. They enjoy it even more when it’s for a world title. In the main event of UFC 111 on Saturday night, perennial underdog Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy challenges UFC world welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre . . . Click here for more



March 24th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Dietmar Poszwa

Universum Box-Promotion

Knockout-sensation Rene Marcos Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) is defending his WBA interim world junior welterweight title on Saturday against number #2 ranked contender Victor Cayo (24-0, 16 KOs) at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Maidana’s German promoter Dietmar Poszwa spoke about his hard-hitting world champion from Argentina. (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Saucedo vs Chris John?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like WBA #15 Fernando Saucedo (38-4-3, 1 KO) from Argentina could land a title shot against unbeaten WBA featherweight world champion Chris John from Indonesia on May 22 at Bali Island, Indonesia. Saucedo is currently South American featherweight champion and training in the La Patriada Gym in Florencio, Varela, his hometown. Saucedo previously lost on points, without title in play, against former world two-time champion Acelino Freitas in 2004.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Sauerland Event

SUPER SIX point leader Arthur Abraham out and about sightseeing in Motown. Click here for more images.



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Domingo-Melendez in Cebu?

By Nick Giongco

Cebu boxing impresario Tony Aldeguer said on Tuesday that a show featuring Michael Domingo and Colombian Luis Melendez is being eyed for May 1 in Cebu. Melendez is best remembered by boxing fans for his 12-round decision loss to Z Gorres late last year in Las Vegas. Although Gorres won, the Filipino collapsed as he was celebrating on top of the ring. Melendez floored Gorres with a wicked blow to the jaw late in the fight and that punch was said to have caused the bleeding in Gorres’ brain. Gorres was rushed to the hospital for head injuries and immediately underwent an operation to remove a clot in his brain. Gorres wound up spending over two months in a Las Vegas hospital recovering before being allowed to go back to the Philippines. Aldeguer said Gorres’ fast recovery is “unbelievable.”



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins workout pix

Omar Vega - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins worked out for the media on Tuesday at the Normandy Gym in Miami Beach in advance of his April 3 revenge rematch with Roy Jones Jr. in Las Vegas. “I want it so badly and really I want Roy to be able to remember this beating I am about to give him for making me wait so long,” said Hopkins. “But now the wait is over, I am going old school and back to the days of the Executioner. He delayed it too long but his days are now over, the Governor has spoken and April 3 will be the day.” Click here for more quotes and photos



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. workout pix

Scott Foster

Four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. worked out for the media on Monday at his farm in Cantonment, Florida (about 10 miles north of downtown Pensacola) in advance of his April 3 grudge rematch with Bernard Hopkins in Las Vegas. “Bernard Hopkins is a shark,” said Jones. “He’s a bottom feeder. He’s catfish. He’s waiting around for someone to die, and then he’ll bite into it. If something is dead, he’ll try to taste it. If something is alive, he doesn’t want any part of it. If something is close to dead he’ll try to eat it. “He wanted to wait until I was done. He didn’t have anywhere else to go and now he thinks he’ll get his revenge and ride out into the sunset. That’s the only way he is looking at it. It won’t be happening that way but that is the plot.” Click here for more quotes and photos



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Bute bringing Miami Heat

Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

It was a question that was answered before it was even asked. Seeing a tanned and relaxed Lucian Bute emerge in a pair of flip-flops and shorts as he welcomed the media to his palatial Miami estate that has been home since mid-February, it becomes very clear, very quickly why the Montreal boxer has decided to go south to prepare for his upcoming April 17th IBF championship bout versus Edison Miranda.

“Since I’ve become world champion my life has changed in Montreal. I walk on the street and everybody wants to talk to me, my phone is always ringing, it makes it hard to focus on my training and focus on my preparations. I came to Miami just to focus on what I have to do to get ready. It’s all hard training and relaxation, good food, watch video of my opponent and work on strategy.” For more details and photos click here…



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Molitor vows to KO Ndlovu

Tuesday afternoon, IBF #2 junior featherweight Steve Molitor (31-1, 12 KOs) spoke to the media during an open workout in preparation for his battle with IBF #1 ranked Takalani “The Panther” Ndlovu (30-5, 18 KOs) for the vacant IBF junior featherweight world title, in the main event of Rumble at Rama XI on Saturday at Casino Rama, in Rama, Ontario. “I’ve had a great camp, and brought in some great sparring partners,” said Molitor. “I’m healthier and stronger than ever heading into a fight. And given the fact that I’ve already smacked him around the ring once, I know what to expect out of him. Come Saturday night I’m going to reclaim my title.” (more…)



March 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Larouche: Andrade is beatable

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

It was a shock last week when it was announced that the second leg of former world champion Eric Lucas comeback would be against Librado Andrade. The hard hitting Mexican warrior makes his fifth trip to Quebec to battle the 38 year-old Lucas who returned last December after a four year absence from the ring and is now looking for his 40th win. Fightnews sat down with Lucas’s longtime trainer Stephane Larouche and basically asked, why? Why a legitimate top-ten fighter for a fighter that has been out of action for so long? (more…)



March 24th, 2010




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