Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

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Haye, Booth: We never turned down Klitschko fight

Former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has reiterated that the prospect of a fight against current WBC kingpin Vitali Klitschko is one of the sole reasons he decided to return to the ring in 2012. The 31-year-old meets fellow Londoner Dereck Chisora on July 14 at Upton Park, but admits a clash against Klitschko remains his ultimate goal, despite recent claims he turned down a fight with the Ukrainian two weeks ago. “It makes absolutely no sense for me to turn down a fight I desperately want,” said Haye. “Remember, the whole idea behind going ahead with this Chisora fight was that a victory may then lead to a fight with Vitali Klitschko. That was my plan, my reason for returning to the ring. I want to fight on July 14 and then again in September, and have been telling people this for months now.” (more…)

Former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has reiterated that the prospect of a fight against current …


UFC

Vegas prepares for Edson Barboza

It may be cruel to point out, especially if you’re on the receiving end, but when it comes to knockouts, the ones produced by a kick to the head are always a lot more spectacular. But then came Edson Barboza’s spinning head kick finish of Terry Etim at UFC 142 in January, and the bar was set even higher, as he delivered a move that required speed, power, agility, technique, and timing, all at the same time. If you’re a fan of the art part of mixed martial arts, you could not help but be impressed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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It may be cruel to point out, especially if you’re on the receiving end, but when it comes to knockouts, …



Feature Story

Roy Jones Jr to fight Dawid Kostecki in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Ring legend Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KOs), a former four-division world champion, will fight WBC #4 ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KOs) in Poland on June 30.

“Roy was always my idol, the only fighter I loved to watch. But it was then, now is my time to beat my hero and take his place,” said Kostecki, who lost his only professional fight 6 years ago. “Roy is coming to my country and I will be a great host but that will change the moment we step into the ring!”

Roy has his own ideas…

Are you ready for your trip to Poland?

RJJ: Absolutely – ready and pumped for Wednesday’s press conference. I am flying into Warsaw Wednesday at 10 in the morning, flying from Chicago, so it will be like flying from one Polish city to another (laughing). No, seriously – I’m really looking forward to seeing Poland now. I am only staying a short time now ‘cause I’m training harder than ever. I’ll have more time when I come back for the fight on June 30. I know how proud a nation Poland is and how hard the Poles are working to make a living. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Ring legend Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KOs), a former four-division world champion, will fight WBC #4 …


Boxing News

Junior retain WBO Aspac title

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian prospect Isaack Junior (20-1-2, 8 KOs) survived the aggression of the Filipino slugger Jecker Buhawe (13-7-3, 8 KOs) to retain his WBO Aspac super flyweight title on Sunday in Palangkaraya City, Indonesia. Buhawe started as an extra aggressive puncher from the first round, but the slick Junior anticipated it with a counter attack strategy. Buhawe cornered Junior in the middle of the last round, but the fight was stopped by referee due to the head butt causing a cut on the challenger’s right eyelid. Junior is currently rated #3 in the super flyweight division by the WBO, and he’s projected to be the next Indonesian world champion.

By Jeff Pamungkas Indonesian prospect Isaack Junior (20-1-2, 8 KOs) survived the aggression of the Filipino slugger Jecker Buhawe (13-7-3, …




Boxing News

“Knockout Night” in Baja California

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a very interesting super middleweight bout this Saturday, former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (40-13, 23 KOs) will take on former hot prospect and KO artist Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia (45-5, 38 KOs) in a ten-rounder at the Gimnasio Auditorio Jorge Campos in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Promociones del Pueblo card is billed as “Night of Knockouts” and will broadcast on Cadena 3 in Mexico.

In other action, undefeated featherweight and 2011 Golden Belt champion Juan Jose “Venado” Perez (12-0, 2 KOs) takes on Manuel Amador (4-1, 2 KOs) and bantamweight Edgar “Lic” Monárrez (13-1, 9 KOs) faces Alberto “Mulatto” Ruiz (6-1, 2 KOs) in a fight scheduled for eight rounds.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a very interesting super middleweight bout this Saturday, former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” …


UFC

Tickets on sale this week for Munoz vs. Weidman

Middleweights Munoz and Weidman Battle In San Jose – Tickets On Sale This Week: The UFC returns to the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Wednesday, July 11th with a battle between 185-pound contenders as Mark Munoz faces off against Chris Weidman! Plus, light heavyweight brawlers James Te Huna and Brandon Vera collide, and Jon Fitch goes toe-to-toe with Aaron Simpson! UFC Fight Club presale starts Tuesday, May 22 at 10am PT, join today for first access to tickets

The Heavyweights Take Over This Saturday Night At UFC 146: It’s the biggest night the heavyweight division has ever seen! In the main event, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir looks to regain the title from current champ Junior dos Santos! Plus, Cain Velasquez returns to battle Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Roy Nelson faces Dave Herman – UFC 146 Presented by Bud Light, this Saturday night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

Subscribe to UFC Magazine Today: Look for the new issue on newsstands, featuring covers with Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber

Tickets On Sale Now For UFC Fan Expo This July In Las Vegas: UFC Fan Expo returns to Las Vegas July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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Boxing News

Unbeaten Price weighs options

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price is now eyeing either a summer clash in the United States or a British title defense on home soil after his fourth round stoppage of Sam Sexton to lift the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles on Saturday night. The Olympic bronze medalist Price and his team will meet this week to discuss potential opponents over the coming months. Promoter Frank Maloney stated, “There are some credible British opponents who would be decent opposition and there has been interest from America for a while. Whatever decision is made will be in David’s best interests and nobody else. People might have dismissed David’s comment when he said he could become world heavyweight champion by his 20th fight. That doesn’t look a bad prediction now. He could most probably earn his chance quickly, but it is about becoming world champion and having a long reign.”

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price is now eyeing either a summer clash in the United States or a British title …


Boxing News

Chisora picks up Luxembourg boxing license

Dereck Chisora today (Monday 21 May) collected his Luxembourg Boxing Federation license in Luxembourg ahead of his fight with David Haye. Chisora will take on Haye for the WBO International and WBA Intercontinental heavyweight titles on Saturday 14th July at West Ham United FC which is being sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. Chisora was presented with his license at a packed press conference where afterwards Chisora, 28, said, “I had plenty of opportunities to be licensed by other countries, but I chose Luxembourg because they were very respectful towards me, very accommodating and friendly people and I look forward to making them proud.” (more…)

Dereck Chisora today (Monday 21 May) collected his Luxembourg Boxing Federation license in Luxembourg ahead of his fight with David …



UFC

At 33, Duane Ludwig is just warming up

Duane “Bang” Ludwig is just like you, with one exception: he’s a world renowned kickboxer and mixed martial artist.

The Denver, Colorado native is a husband, a father, a small business owner (303 Training Center in Westminster, CO), and simply a guy who wants to own a house. On the other hand, he is also the proud owner of the fastest knockout in UFC history, but that title nor the litany of Muay Thai belts that he refers to as “closet stuffers” have not altered the down-to-Earth individual he is outside of the cage, regardless of how popular he is in it. . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Boxing News

New foe for Rico Ramos

By Francisco Salazar

Former world title holder and super bantamweight contender Rico Ramos will now face unbeaten Efrain Esquivias on June 23rd, Thompson Boxing Promotions General Manager Alex Camponovo told Fightnews.com Monday morning. The bout, which is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, will still take place at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA and will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.”

Ramos was originally going to fight unbeaten Jhonatan Romero in a scheduled 10 round bout. However, Romero suffered a fracture to his left thumb in the second round of his last fight against Adolfo Landeros on May 11th. Unaware of the injury, Romero continued fighting and won a one-sided eight round decision over the Mexican journeyman.

“We thought that it was just swelling (after the fight), but then we were notified that it was a fracture,” said Camponovo, who also serves as Thompson Boxing Promotions’ matchmaker. “He (Romero) will be out for about six weeks. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Former world title holder and super bantamweight contender Rico Ramos will now face unbeaten Efrain Esquivias on …


Boxing News

Cano, Thompson headline in Cancun

Two of Mexico’s rising stars will be in the spotlight at The Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday, May 26 when Tlanepantla’s Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) faces Colombia’s Fidel Monterrosa (29-5, 23 KOs) and Cancun’s Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20 KOs) squares off against Argentina’s Juan Ramon Solis (17-5, 6 KOs) in co-headlining bouts to be broadcast on Televisa’s “Sabados De Corona” in Mexico and on FOX Deportes in the United States.

Also in action for fans on site in Cancun will be some of Golden Boy Promotions’ top prospects, as Deontay Wilder, Francisco Vargas and Jamie Kavanagh put their unbeaten records on the line in Mexico. (more…)

Two of Mexico’s rising stars will be in the spotlight at The Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico …


Boxing News

Balzsay-Magee headed to Northern Ireland

A purse bid was held today at WBA headquarters in Panama for the mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (25-2, 18 KOs) and interim titlist Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs). The Magee camp won the right to promote the fight with a bid of $287,700, outbidding Balszay promoter Universum by $20,000.

Universum chief Kluch Waldemar, who himself traveled to Panama, is confident that Balzsay will retain his title regardless where the fight is held. “This purse bid is certainly not a defeat for us. Without TV network backing, you have to make economically sensible bids. I am sure that Balzsay will be perfectly prepared to fight and he’ll bring the belt back home,”said Kluch. The fight will be held on either July 7 or July 14 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

A purse bid was held today at WBA headquarters in Panama for the mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight champion …



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Anatomy of a slugfest

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Carlos Suarez Jr./ fightimages.com

Boxing fans are generally willing to pay top dollar prospecting for the real-time drama of a full-blown battle royale along the lines of Gatti-Ward or Marquez-Vazquez; yet so rarely do these gems materialize. However, this past Friday night in Hollywood Florida, fans witnessed two hard-as-diamond warriors push themselves and each other past rarefied thresholds of endurance and pain.

Appearing on the undercard of Acquinity Sports’ “D Day II: Dominican Domination” card were two non-Dominican fighters with a score to settle. On paper, the 10-round contest between 40-year old former WBA interim light heavyweight world champion Richard “The Destroyer” Hall (30-10, 28 KOs) of Jamaica and 33-year old Cuban former cruiserweight Humberto “El Don” Savigne (9-1, 7 KOs) bore the familiar markings of a gatekeeper’s test for the former Cuban Olympian.

In the ring the matchup proved to be an absolute war. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photo: Carlos Suarez Jr./ fightimages.com Boxing fans are generally willing to pay top dollar prospecting for the …


Boxing News

Chavez-Paez II in the works?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has revealed to Fightnews.com the possibility that Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs), son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez, could have a rematch with Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (31-4-1, 19 KOs), son of legendary Jorge “Maromero” Paez, on July 7 at a venue to determined. Culiacan and Mexicali are under consideration. Chavez is currently training with Manuel “Cochul” Montiel at the Montiel Gym in Los Mochis, Sinaloa but could travel to the mountains of the Mexico State to Temoaya or Otomi Ceremonial Center for several weeks of high altitude training. Paez Jr. handed Chavez his only loss via majority decision last December.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has revealed to Fightnews.com the possibility that Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs), son …


Boxing News

GCP inks Eric Fields

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has signed of cruiserweight prospect Eric “Danger” Fields (20-1, 15 KOs) to a promotional agreement. 29-year-old Fields is a native of Ardmore, Oklahoma, rated #15 by the World Boxing Association. He was the 2005 and 2006 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight champion. His first fight under the GCP banner is expected to be announced soon.

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has signed of cruiserweight prospect Eric “Danger” Fields (20-1, 15 KOs) to a promotional …


Boxing News

Late results from Long Island

Judges weren’t involved an any of the final outcomes this past Thursday (May 17) night as all seven fights ended in stoppages on the “Bombs Away In Long Island” professional boxing card, presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions in association with Winner Take All Productions, at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York. In the main event, cruiserweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (10-1, 10 KOs) dropped a few bombs early, decking James Henson (5-9, 2 KOs) twice en route to a win by first-round technical knockout (1:14). (more…)

Judges weren’t involved an any of the final outcomes this past Thursday (May 17) night as all seven fights ended …



UFC

Stipe Micocic: One Win at a Time

There is something magnetic about the heavyweight division.

No matter how much talent resides in the lighter weight classes or how frequently the mighty mites of the sport put on incredible displays of technique and conditioning bouncing around the cage and punching each other in the face non-stop for 15 minutes, there is still something uniquely enticing about seeing a pair of heavyweights staring each other down across the cage . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com

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Boxing News

Froch: Bute is going to get beat

By Karl Freitag

Former world champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) gives unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucuan Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) credit for traveling to hostile territory to face him in his hometown of Nottingham on Saturday, but also vows that Bute will be going home with his first loss. “I promise that I’m going to beat Bute,” Froch said last week during a conference call with reporters. “He’s coming over here. He’s going to get beat. I’m going to be IBF champ. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure I win that belt.”

As for Bute coming to face Froch in Froch’s own backyard, ‘The Cobra’ stated, “I think he’s had to do that now. He’s been in the position to make ten title defenses and I think they’ve all been in Canada or North America. So, he’s never really traveled away. I think he fought in Romania early on in his career, but he’s never been on the road and defended his title like champions are supposed to do….and let’s not forget he’s got the rematch clause in the back of his mind, what it might be, might not be. I don’t know well enough to say what he’s thinking. But he’s probably got the comfort of the safety net of knowing that if he gets beat he’s got the rematch back in his hometown Montreal.”

By Karl Freitag Former world champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) gives unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucuan …


Boxing News

Nick Casal Speaks

Niagara Falls native and junior welterweight contender Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) has been global news since word of a brutal attack on him was initially reported on Fightnews.com about week and half ago. To help clear up tons of speculation throughout the media on the incident, Casal gave an exclusive one on one interview to Fightnews.

Nick first of all how are you feeling?

I´m feeling good and looking forward to when I can start training again. My wounds are healing really well.

What are the extent to the injuries that you suffered?

I have over 100 stitches/staples in my head but I am scheduled to have them removed within the next few days. (more…)

Niagara Falls native and junior welterweight contender Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) has been global news since word of a …


Boxing News

Majewski-Fitzpatrick meet July 7

Two middleweight warriors with similar aggressive styles collide when Partick Majewski (18-1, 12 KOs) and Chris Fitzpatrick (15-1-1, 6 KOs) meet in a scheduled 10-round contest for the vacant NABF middleweight championship on July 7 at Bally’s Atlantic City. In the co-feature, lightweight Osnel Charles, a stable-mate of Majewski’s, will try to rebound from his April 14 loss to Derrick Finley when he returns in a six-round contest. Tickets are priced at $50 and $75. Call 215-765-0922. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions.

Two middleweight warriors with similar aggressive styles collide when Partick Majewski (18-1, 12 KOs) and Chris Fitzpatrick (15-1-1, 6 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Results from Peru

On Saturday night at Sampson Boxing’s WBA KO Drugs event at Coliseo Miguel Grau in Callao, Peru, a packed house watched hometown hero Kina Malpartida (14-3, 4 KOs) successfully defend her WBA female super featherweight title with a TKO 6 over Thailand’s Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth.

Other Results:
Jonathan Maicelo WUD 9 Fernando Angulo
WBA Fedecentro Lightweight Title
Mauricio Reynoso KO 1 Job Roberto Joel Mazeo
WBA Fedebol Super Middleweight Title
Yoandris Salinas TKO 6 Imer Velasquez
WBA Fedebol Super Bantamweight Title

On Saturday night at Sampson Boxing’s WBA KO Drugs event at Coliseo Miguel Grau in Callao, Peru, a packed house …


Boxing News

Full Report: Kiattaweesuk-Sinyabi

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand 122 pounder Thangthong Kiattaweesuk (24-0, 17 KOs) became the IBF mandatory contender when he stopped rangy Macbute Sinyabi (18-2, 18 KOs) in ten rounds at the City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Friday. Kiattaweesuk boxing from the southpaw stance proved too skillful for the big punching South African who had difficulty connecting on the elusive Thai who scored consistently with power shots to the head and body. In round two a left hand bomb dropped Sinyabi who never seemed to recover. Kiattaweesuk dropped Sinyabi again in round six and at 2:32 of round ten referee Gerard White crowned the Thai when the South African was down again. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Thailand 122 pounder Thangthong Kiattaweesuk (24-0, 17 KOs) became the …


Boxing News

Kessler back in the mix

“This was a great victory for me,” said Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) after his fourth round knockout of Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Copenhagen. “I had to get rid of the ring rust in the first round. But once I got going, everything went according to plan. I am glad I could give my fans a spectacular victory. Their support was fantastic.”

Trainer Jimmy Montoya added, “Mikkel has always had a lot of power in both hands. He prepared Green well to the body. He opened him up and then he caught him. And that was not a lucky punch.”

Promoter Kalle Sauerland stated, “This KO – and the way he set it up by hitting Green with body shots – showed that Mikkel is still at the very top of the sport. I said before he needs to win and he needs to impress and today he delivered in impressive fashion. The people of Denmark can be very proud of their Viking Warrior. He has great fights coming up now.”

It was Kessler’s second fight since pulling out of the Super Six tournament due to double vision in August 2010. He returned in June 2011 to stop Mehdi Bouadla. He then suffered a hand injury that scuttled a fight with WBO champ Robert Stieglitz, before his spectacular return against Green.

“This was a great victory for me,” said Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) after his fourth round knockout of Allan …


UFC

Returning Varner focuses on the future

What a difference a year makes.

In 2009, Jamie Varner was the defending WEC lightweight champion. In 2010, Varner lost the title to Benson Henderson via third round guillotine choke, had battled to an inexplicable draw with Kamal Shalorus, lost a “Fight of the Night” rematch by decision to rival Donald Cerrone, and suffered a first round submission loss in the final WEC event to Shane Roller. Last year, Varner returned to smaller circuit shows, where he scored two lightning quick wins and a hard-fought decision loss. Finally this year, he defeated Drew Fickett in 40 seconds, got the call from the UFC, and is in the best mindset he’s been in for a while to answer this big opportunity . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Boxing News

Davis edges Medina in Atlantic City

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Chris Toney

Saturday night at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jew Jersey, junior middleweight veteran Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis (13-8-1, 6KOs) came from behind to capture a hard fought eight round majority draw over late replacement Eberto Medina (6-8-1, 1KO). The win avenged a previous draw against Medina and put him back on the winning track to fight once again with the elite of the junior middleweight division. In the co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, light heavyweight contender Chuck Mussachio (18-2-2, 5KOs) bounced back from his failed USBA title attempt with a hard fought, but one sided eight round unanimous decision victory over hardnosed veteran Billy Bailey (11-15, 4KOs). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Chris Toney Saturday night at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jew …


StrikeForce

Cormier defeats Barnett on Strikeforce

When Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix began 16 months ago, Daniel Cormier was just a promising up and comer and not a member of the tournament’s field of eight. Saturday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Cormier became the Grand Prix champ after defeating Josh Barnett by way of a near-shutout five round unanimous decision that announced his arrival as one of mixed martial arts’ premier big men . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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When Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix began 16 months ago, Daniel Cormier was just a promising up and comer and not …


Boxing Result

Sanchez retains IBF superfly belt

IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sánchez (16-2-1, 8 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his title, taking a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Juan Alberto “Topo” Rosas (36-7, 27 KOs) on Saturday night inside the Tecate Box Tour arena in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Sanchez got off to a good start by dropping Rosas in round one. Rosas’ relentless pressure made Sanchez work every minute of every round, but “Zurdito” showed his class and was a clear-cut winner. Scores were 118-109, 118-109 and 120-107.

In a welterweight clash, Armando “Chato” Robles (20-1-1, 10 KOs) handed previously unbeaten Alejandro “Elegido” Barrera (19-1, 16 KOs) his first loss vis six round unanimous decision.

IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sánchez (16-2-1, 8 KOs) successfully made the first defense of his title, taking …


Boxing Result

Solis defeats Airich by unanimous decision

Photo: S. Yamada/ARENA

Former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier Solis (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over over world rated Konstantin Airich (22-5-2, 16 KOs) in an important heavyweight bout on Saturday night at the Pharr Convention Center in Pharr, Texas. The 2004 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist was in control from the opening bell. He had Airich in trouble in the third when he pushed him to the ropes and landed some clean shots. Airich was dazed for a moment but hung in there and survived. After that, Solis focused on controlling the action. In the 11th and 12th Solis put on a little more pressure but couldn’t stop the dangerous Airich who just couldn’t get in the right distance to do any damage. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.

“I felt that I had too much respect for Solis”, said a disappointed Airich after the fight. “I didn’t go in as aggressively as I could have because I know that he is an excellent counterpuncher. I just didn’t deserve to win this fight but I will be back.” (more…)

Photo: S. Yamada/ARENA Former heavyweight title challenger Odlanier Solis (18-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over over …


Boxing Result

Results from Tepic, Nayarit

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Super flyweight Oswaldo “Waldo” Castro (14-4-1, 9KOs) earned a unanimous decision over the tough Jose Estrella (11-4-1, 9KOs) in an eight round war with out quarrel. Both fighters had their moments but Castro was able to outbox Estrella in the later rounds.

Brian Sanchez (11-0-1, 8KOs) remained undefeated with a second round knockout over local Marco Antonio Parra (4-3, 2KOs).

After a short lay off, Damian Gonzalez (2-0, 1KO) returned to the ring with a knock out win of Arturo Grajeola (3-1). Gonzalez sent Grajeola to the canvas three times in the second round to force the referee to call halt to the action. The bout was in the super middleweight division.

By Felipe Leon at ringside Super flyweight Oswaldo “Waldo” Castro (14-4-1, 9KOs) earned a unanimous decision over the tough Jose …


Boxing Result

Jean wins NABF title

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Super-lightweight Dierry Jean (22-0 14KO) dominated from beginning to end in winning a unanimous decision over Lanardo Tyner (25-8-2 15KO) and capturing the vacant NABF belt in Montreal Saturday night. Scorecards read 119-109 across the board. Jean was simply too fast for Tyner who took the fight on short notice and was unable to make the 140 pound limit.

Nicholson Poulard (18-3 8KO) captured the vacant NABA light heavyweight title with a split decision victory over the previously undefeated Lionell Thompson (12-1 8KO). A sustained body attack by Poulard never let the talented Thompson fully into the fight as the Buffalo fighter was constantly out-worked on the evening. Scores in the bout were 97-93, 96-94 For Poulard and 97-93 for Thompson.

Other Results:
Ahmad Cheikho 60-54 60-54 60-54 Laszlo Komjathi
Ghislain Maduma TKO 1:49 Rnd 2 Aldo Valtierra
Ibrahim Kamal 58-56 58-56 59-55 Abou Bechelaghem
Baha Laham TKO 2:20 Rnd 1 Arpad Vass
Chris Plaitis 40-35 (x3) Csaba Toth
Schiller Hyppolite TKO 3:00 Rnd 1 Ferenc Sarkozi

By Dave Spencer at ringside Super-lightweight Dierry Jean (22-0 14KO) dominated from beginning to end in winning a unanimous decision …


Boxing Result

Price stays unbeaten

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round TKO Over Sam Sexton (15-3, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool, England. The Olympic bronze medalist floored Sexton at the end of round three with a right hand, then Price put Sexton on the deck twice in round four and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:07.

In an upset, unheralded junior welterweight Darren Hamilton (12-2, 3 KOs) outworked WBC #11, IBF #11 rated Ashley Theophane (31-5-1, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds to surprisingly seize Theophane’s BBBofC British belt. Hamilton took the bout on less than a week’s notice and denied Theophane the chance to keep the Londsale belt outright. Scores were 117-112, 118-113 and 115-113.

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round TKO Over Sam Sexton (15-3, 6 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Kessler KOs Green in fourth round

By Alex Hermann
Photo by Photo Wende

Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Green dropped Kessler in round one but Kessler stayed out of trouble for the rest of the round. Kessler responded to rock Green in rounds two and three, then finished him with with a left hand to the chin in round four. Kessler claimed the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title. (more…)

By Alex Hermann Photo by Photo Wende Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth …


Boxing Result

Tomlinson tops Diaz; retains IBO belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

IBO 130 pound champion Will Tomlinson (19-0,12KO’s) defended the title successfully when he was awarded a technical decision after seven rounds over Mexico’s Daniel Ruiz (27-5-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round bout at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. The fight was stopped prematurely due to a power failure that caused a blackout.

Tomlinson dropped Ruiz with a perfectly timed left hook in round one with respected American referee Steve Smoger applying the eight count to the visitor. Wild Will controlled the action in all the following rounds as he outworked his taller opponent connecting consistently with power left hooks and right hands that visibly hurt Ruiz. Tomlinson received a cut eye in round three due to an accidental head clash. Scores at the conclusion Gary Dean 70-62, Steve Scott 69-63, Adam Height 70-62. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin IBO 130 pound champion Will Tomlinson (19-0,12KO’s) defended the title …


Scale Watch

“MAYhem in Dorchester” tonight

By Mark Vaz

Derek Silveira 147 vs. Shahka Moore 146
*For the New England welterweight title
Bill Traft 168 vs. Luis Felix 165
Ricky Kielczewski 169 vs. Brandon Chagnon 147
Michael McLaughlin 146 vs. Noel Garcia 148
Simeon Dunwell 146 vs. William Correa 146
Carlos Candelario, Jr 139 vs. Antonio Chavez-Fernandes 145
Promoter: Granite Chin Promotions Presents
Event: MAYhem in Dorchester
Doors open at 6:30 and first bout is at 7:30pm
Tickets available at the box office
Venue: Dorchester Armory, Dorchester, ME

Continuing on his mission to provide quality pro boxing to Massachusetts fans, Boston promoter and active pro boxer Chris Traietti is presenting tonight’s “MAYhem in Dorchester” card at the Dorchester National Guard Armory 70 Victory Road in Dorchester. Traietti successfully ran three shows in 2011 and is looking forward to doing the same in 2012. (more…)

By Mark Vaz Derek Silveira 147 vs. Shahka Moore 146 *For the New England welterweight title Bill Traft 168 vs. …


Boxing News

Sanchez II responds to Gonzalez camp

We knew it would be coming. Here is the response of Salvador Sanchez II to the scathing statement issued earlier by Promociones del Pueblo, promoter of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez:

Salvador Sanchez II: “First of all I would like to make one thing clear, Salvador Sanchez ll is no coward. I would have never challenged world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in the press and publicly in his face if I didn’t want to fight him. Secondly, Promociones del Pueblo’s statements that they offered us $35,000 is a complete lie. They offered us 200,000 pesos, which equals a measly $15,000, which my manager Grant Elvis Phillips immediately turned down. Shortly after, they came back with another offer of $25,000 and my manager once again told them that Salvador Sanchez II will not take less than $50,000 to fight Jhonny, who is considered by some as the best featherweight in the world. We are ready to sign for the fight today and knock out Jhonny Gonzalez, who apparently knows what it’s like to be KO’d since he already has been three times. I am not going to fight for less than what I was receiving for eight-round fights in the States. I would like to thank my team and the WBC, especially Don Jose Sulaiman for supporting me. I will repeat the history of my uncle Salvador Sanchez Narvaez by winning the WBC Featherweight title.”

We knew it would be coming. Here is the response of Salvador Sanchez II to the scathing statement issued earlier …










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