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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna, (21-1, 9 KOs), made short work of Mexican ...

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Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

By Jason Marchetti at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Undefeated WBA #5 super bantamweight Adam Lopez (15-0-1, 7 KOs) and Roman Reynoso (18-1-2, 7 KOs) ...

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Crawford, Postol, Valdez, Rueda make weight

Crawford, Postol, Valdez, Rueda make weight

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Terence Crawford 140 vs. Viktor Postol 139.5 (WBO/WBC jr welterweight unification) Oscar Valdez 126 vs. Matias Rueda 125 (WBO featherweight ...

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Full Report: Guzman wins vacant IBF 122lb belt

Full Report: Guzman wins vacant IBF 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten KO artist Jonathan Guzman (22-0-1NC, 22 KOs), 121, from Dominican Republic, acquired the vacant IBF junior featherweight ...

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Derevyanchenko decimates Soliman; Khytrov dominates Mendez

Derevyanchenko decimates Soliman; Khytrov dominates Mendez

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney Sergiy Derevyanchenko (9-0, 7 KOs) dropped Sam Soliman (44-14, 18 KOs) once in the 1st round and twice ...

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

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Lopez-Reynoso draw, Odom KOs Jackson

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Full Report: Guzman wins vacant

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Boxing Result

Joubert and Sibiya fight to a draw

By Ron Jackson

In a fight that never rose to any heights Warren Joubert and Koos Sibiya fought to a draw over eight rounds in a lightweight bout at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Wednesday night. Joubert (61.00kg) battled to come to terms with the slick moving Sibiya (60.35kg) and appeared rather fortunate to come away with a drawn verdict. Joubert (18-2-5, 11 KOs) made a fast start as he backed up the underdog Sibiya (13-8-2, 1 KO) in the first three rounds and this possibly influenced one of the judges who gave him the fight by two points.

From round four Sibiya from Siyabuswa in the Mpumalanga Province whose record does not reflect his true ability used his speed around the ring and continued to beat his more fancied opponent from Gauteng to the punch, jolting his head back on occasions with stinging rights and uppercuts. Judge Joe Chaane scored it 77-75 for Sibiya and judge Phillip du Randt had it 77-75 for Joubert, whilst judge Tony Nyangiwe scored it 76-76. (more…)



December 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Caballero public workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero conducted ​​a public workout at the famous Romanza Gym in Mexico City in advance of their world title confrontation on Saturday at the Centro Banamex in this city. Both looked to be in good condition and with a great desire to get into the ring. “I’m ready for the fight and we wish to win every round. Caballero is difficult, but I think I’m going to win this Saturday and then start looking for the best in the division or considering whether to move up and be done with this division,” said Gonzalez.

Other Mexican fighters Irma Garcia and Alejandro Sanabria also looked in advance of their WBC title fights on the show. More photos



November 30th, 2011


Boxing Result

Koseki, Togashi keep female WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (9-0-1, 3 KOs), 102, a fast-punching southpaw, kept her belt for the seventh time when she was awarded a nearly lopsided technical decision (99-91, 98-91 and 98-92) over compatriot Mami Ito (4-5-1, 2 KOs), 102, due to he champ’s bad vertical laceration on the forehead caused by an accidental butt at 0:51 of the tenth and final session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Koseki displayed her technical improvement and finely floored the game challenger with a well-timed southpaw left midway in the ninth round. The champ showed good balance in throwing busy combinations without getting hit.

In the first title bout, another unbeaten WBC female light-fly ruler Naomi Togashi (9-0-1, 4 KOs), 108, successfully retained her belt by pounding out a nearly shutout decision (100-91 and 99-91 twice) over Korean Chorong Son (11-2, 3 KOs), 107.75, over ten. The 36-year-old maternity nurse Togashi, making her seventh defense, mixed it up toe-to-toe and overwhelmed ex-champ Son with her greater workrate. It wasn’t an easy fight for Togashi despite the one-sided tallies, since Son was persistent and pugnacious throughout the contest.

Promoter: East Japan Professional Boxing Association.



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko Final Presser

By Rocco Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, played host to the final press conference for the highly anticipated rematch between IBF bantamweight champion, Abner Mares, and Joseph King Kong Agbeko being broadcast live on Showtime on Saturday, December 03rd. Their first bout was a highly controversial foul plagued contest that Mares won by a narrow majority decision in which the referee, Russell Mora, came under heavy fire for what most viewed as very poor officiating of the contest, particularly for allowing Mares to throw low blows throughout the fight and even counting one blatant low blow as a knockdown against Agbeko. (more…)



November 30th, 2011


Feature Story

Holm battles Mathis for P4P supremacy

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

If you wanted to get just a teaser about how Anne Sophie Mathis is planning to usurp the pound-for-pound tiara from the brow of Holly Holm Friday night in Albuquerque, today’s final press conference was not the place to find out. Mathis’ lips were sealed.

“Do you have a game plan for dealing with Holm’s footwork and speed?” was the question, probably one she’s been bombarded with since arriving in the Duke City two weeks ago . . . Click here for more



November 30th, 2011

Full Report

Wlodarczyk defeats Green

Photos and report by Brett Bonetti

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) retained his WBC World Cruiserweight Title when he defeated a game Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) via TKO in Round 11 at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia tonight. Danny Green was leading all judges’ scorecards with scores of 97-93 on two cards and 96-93 on the third at the time of the stoppage. Green started the fight the stronger and seemed to building a good lead on points especially with a great fifth round that had Wlodarczyk on the back foot. For more details and photos click here…



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Lozada-Chavez preview

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

For junior welterweight Antonio “Kañitas” Lozada Jr. (24-1, 21 KOs) fighting at home in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, is the perfect way to end a year full of ups and downs. The year began in a devastating fashion as in a vacant super lightweight WBC Silver title bid, Lozada Jr. was unceremoniously stopped by hard hitting Roberto “Massa” Ortiz in four rounds back in June. Lozada Jr., originally of Tijuana, bounced back with a fourth round KO of over matched Mexican national champion Joel Juarez three months later. For more details and photos click here…



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

With only three days remaining for the rematch between IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) and Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (28-3-1, 22 KOs) both fighters were relaxed, but their promoters weren’t anywhere near as laid back at today’s final press conference at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

“The last time these two fought Abner Mares won,” said Mares’ promoter Oscar De la Hoya as he welcomed the media. Agbeko’s promoter Don King quickly responded “No, No, No!”

“People are saying that the last fight was controversial, like Mr. Don King here,” de la Hoya said. For more details and photos click here….



November 30th, 2011

UFC

Bisping needs to shut down ‘Mayhem’

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

In the space of nine minutes and 14 seconds, Michael Bisping’s life had changed, but the winner of The Ultimate Fighter’s third season wasn’t about to. He had just defeated Josh Haynes in June of 2006, earned a UFC contract, and was soon to begin a journey that would not only make him a household name in his native England, but around the world . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Golden Jack back in action

Highly touted junior middleweight prospect ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay (9-0, 5 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday against Gianmario Grassellini (19-5-2, 10 KOs) of Italy. The bout will take place on the undercard of the WBA Heavyweight Championship main event featuring champion Alexander Povetkin defending against challenger Cedric Boswell in Helsinki, Finland. Culcay based out of Germany by way of his native Ambato, Ecuador, will fight in a scheduled 10 rounder for the second time in his career. The nearly 10 year veteran Grassellini is by far Culcay’s toughest test to date. Grassellini’s losses were to opponents whose records combined when they fought him were 68-1-1 and he owns a win over former world title challenger Rafal Jackiewicz.



November 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Cotto, Margarito ready for war

By Matt Richardson
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

On Wednesday, Miguel Cotto finally had enough. Enough hype. Enough trash talking. And enough conjecture. At the conclusion of Cotto’s final press conference for his fight with Antonio Margarito at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday afternoon, the WBA junior middleweight champion quietly walked off without talking to anyone.

While Margarito squatted down from the stage to speak to the assembled media, Cotto walked off the stage and behind the curtains quietly and stoically with the same people that he had arrived with. Cotto doesn’t want to talk to anyone, Bryan Perez, his personal assistant and long time friend said. Persistence, however, led Cotto (36-2, 29 KO’s) to grudgingly answer a few brief questions.

“All that you saw there,” he said, “is real.”

Minutes earlier Cotto engaged in a vicious verbal confrontation with Margarito. It wasn’t the first time the two fighters have blasted one another and it’s not likely to be the last. The issue for their contention, however, has remained unchanged: did Margarito use loaded hand wraps in his 2008 eleventh round technical knockout victory over a then unbeaten Cotto? (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

The Colonel is back

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame boxing announcer Colonel Bob Sheridan is back at his brilliant best calling the “big fights” around the world after spending six months recovery in a hospital from heart related illness. The Colonel recently had his good friend and fellow Las Vegas resident Kevin Barry visit him on Thanksgiving Day. The Colonel said, “It is great to be back calling the fights.” He has called nearly one thousand world Championship contests which include “The Thrilla in Manila” and “The Rumble in the Jungle.”



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Remillard gets five years for baseball bat attack

Featherweight contender Matt Remillard (23-1, 13 KOs) was sentenced to a five year prison term on Tuesday in Hartford, Connecticut. Remillard pleaded no contest to a first degree assault charge in a baseball bat attack last year that left a man with a fractured skull, hand and eye socket. Both Remillard and the victim were dating the same woman. According to the Harford Courant, Remillard made no statement during the hearing, while the victim called the sentence “a gift.”



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

‘The Brazilian Rocky’ Returns Dec. 17 in Quebec City

Unbeaten middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira, returns to the ring December 17 in Quebec City. The power-punching, fan-friendly Oliveira (16-0, 12 KOs), rated No. #15 by the WBC, puts his undefeated record on the line in a 10-round bout against veteran Jimmy “The Fightin’ School Teacher” Holmes (19-3-2, 10 KOs), at Pepsi Coliseum. The 21-year-old Oliveira is coming off of his impressive Shobox: The Next Generation debut Nov. 11 in El Paso (TX), in which he defeated veteran Xavier “The X-Man” Tolliver (23-8, 15 KOs) by way of an eight-round disqualification that was on the verge of stoppage.



November 30th, 2011

UFC

UFC returns to Nashville on Jan. 20

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it will return to Nashville, Tenn. on Friday, Jan. 20, as lightweight contenders Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller collide in the night’s main event from Bridgestone Arena.

The Octagon’s return to “Music City” also coincides with the UFC’s first ever event on FX. UFC® on FX: GUILLARD vs. MILLER airs live on the network as part of a two-hour broadcast beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Two More Title Fights added to Klitschko vs Mormeck Show

In addition to Wladimir Klitschko, the most dominant heavyweight champion defending his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO world titles against Jean-Marc Mormeck and the co-feature of Gennady Golovkin defending his WBA middleweight title against Lajuan Simon, there will be two more title fights on the December 10 show.

Tom Loeffler, managing director of K2 Promotions: “We just announced the Gennady Golovkin fighting as the co-feature on our show last week and now we have added two more title fights.”

NABF Heavyweight Champion, Johnathon Banks, 27-1 with 18 KOs will defend his title against tough contender DaVarryl Williamson. Banks has appeared on many Klitschko shows and will now face one of his most dangerous opponents in DaVarryl Williamson, 27-6 with 23 KOs. Williamson had fought Wladimir Klitschko earlier in his career and is known as a very strong puncher. (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Povetkin-Boswell / Helenius-Chisora final press conference

Photo: Miika Forsstrom

Dereck Chisora (15-1, 9 KOs) continued his provocation of WBA / WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) today at the final press conference at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland. The two 27-year-old contenders will clash for the vacant European Heavyweight Title on Saturday. “They say Helenius is a great hero in Finland but let me be honest they don´t have many heroes in Finland,” Chisora stated. “Where I come from we have Wayne Rooney, John Terry and Andy Murray, we have darts, we have snooker, where I come from everybody wants to be a hero. I am competing with many athletes and me taking your unbeaten record will be the best thing I have ever done for my career. I will knock you out.”

Chisora has promised a “hot evening” on Saturday night, predicting once again to “make love to him in the ring.” Helenius remained ice-cool. “That is disturbing, what is wrong with you? You talk too much. I don´t care what you say or plan to do. I will be the new European champion on Saturday night.” And his coach Ulli Wegner added: “Robert has fists of steel and Chisora will find out what that means on Saturday night. We have worked on Robert´s punching power and he has gotten even stronger.” (more…)



November 30th, 2011

Boxing Result

Wlodarczyk KOs Green in 11th to retain WBC cruiser belt; John outpoints Merdov to retain WBA feather belt

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 33 KOs) scored an eleventh round KO over former world champion Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) on Wednesday night at Challenge Stadium in Perth, Western Australia. Green largely outworked Wlodarczyk, but the champion finished the 38-year-old “Green Machine” with a left hook in the eleventh. Time was 2:15.

Unbeaten longtime WBA featherweight champion Chris John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round decision over #11 rated Stanyslav Merdov (32-8, 24 KOs). John dropped Merdov in round two and punished him the entire round, but Merdov survived that round and hung in until the final bell. Scores were 116-111, 116-111, 115-112. It was the fifteenth successful defense for John, who won the belt eight years ago.

Super featherweight Will Tomlinson (18-0-1, 12 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over Alan Herrera (26-4, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO belt. Scores were 119-111, 117-111, 116-112.

Former featherweight title challenger featherweight Daud Cino Yordan (28-2, 22 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Frankie Archuleta (27-9-1, 14 KOs).

Full details to come from Brett Bonetti at ringside



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Escalante stages quiet return

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

“When you’re at the top, everyone’s with you,” the words pop out of former No. 1 Contender Antonio Escalante like jabs on a double-end bag.

“But when you’re down, they’re gone.”

Losing the excess baggage – hangers-on – might not be a bad thing for the border battler who came so close to a title shot, so close to being the first world champion El Paso has ever had, that he could taste it . . . Click here for more



November 30th, 2011

UFC

Jones ‘destined’ to beat Machida

UFC 140 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 10!


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November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Pawel Wolak: It will be another great fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

“I have no doubt it will be another great fight between me and Delvin. I remember well how tough the first fight was and I’m prepared to fight better,” said Pawel Wolak (29-1-1, 19 KOs) during his media workout in New York’s Kingsway Gym before his highly anticipated rematch with Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday’s Cotto-Margarito II undercard in Madison Square Garden. “Rodriguez is a very good fighter and during our first bout he got too many chances to counterpunch. It was my fault, I was waiting too long to attack. This time my relentless pressure and movement will be too much to handle for Devin,” said the Polish “Raging Bull,” regarding the first fight which is a top candidate for Fight of The Year honors. Wolak, who just received the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame “Fighter of the Year” award, said that he does not need any special motivation to give his best this Saturday, “but it was something that makes you work even harder.”



November 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Mares & Agbeko, Moreno & Darchinyan workout quotes & photos

Photo Credit: Esther Lin / SHOWTIME

With just four days until their respective world championship showdowns on Saturday, Dec. 3, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., all four fighters preparing for the World Championship Doubleheader participated in an open media workout at Westside Boxing Club in Los Angeles, Calif.

In the main event, unbeaten rising star Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Championship titles against the boxer he dethroned, former Two-Time IBF Bantamweight World Champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana. (more…)



November 30th, 2011

UFC

First full FUEL card set for Feb. 15

The UFC’s first fight card to be broadcast on FUEL TV has been announced for February 15th in Omaha, Nebraska, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.

The main event for this card has been verbally agreed to as top-five ranked Jake ‘The Juggernaut’ Ellenberger takes on Ultimate Fighter winner Diego ‘The Dream” Sanchez in a three-round welterweight bout.

International broadcast partners for this event will be announced in the coming months.
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November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito II weigh-in is open to the public on Friday at 4PM in the Theater at Madison Square Garden; fight fans welcome

Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and archrival and three-time welterweight world champion Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito will step on the scale for their Official Weigh-In for their long-awaited world championship rematch on Friday in the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Limited tickets will be made available to the public for the official weigh-in. Fight fans can pick-up free weigh-in tickets (Limit One Pair Per Person), which are required for admittance, at the Madison Square Garden box office, during normal business hours, starting tomorrow (Wednesday) beginning at 9 a.m. ET, through Noon ET on Friday, December 2. Tickets are available on a first come, first-served basis. Doors to the Theater at Madison Square Garden will open Friday at 4 p.m. ET with the weigh-in beginning at 5 p.m. ET.



November 29th, 2011

Feature Story

Gonzalez-Caballero Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel and Pepe Rodriguez

Mexican WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez declared himself ready for his third world title defense against Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero on Saturday at the Centro Banamex in Mexico City. The event is organized by the Promociones del Pueblo, Grupo Modelo, Grupo Comex and televised by Televisa and ESPN Deportes.

“I’ve seen videos of Roinet Caballero throwing many punches. I hope I can figure out his style and win with my boxing and my punch. I am a different boxer now. But this may be a more dangerous defense than I can imagine,” says Gonzalez.

Caballero said, “We know that Johnny is a great champion and a great fighter, but I will try to make my fight with a good strategy to beat him, because I come for the title. I’ve come quite sure of what I’ll do: I will win!” (more…)



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Sturm-Murray Public Workout

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Sturm Team

Middleweight champion Felix Sturm and unbeaten contender Martin Murray engaged in a public workout earlier today in advance of their world title bout on Friday at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. Sturm will make the eleventh defense of his WBA crown, while Murray challenges for his first world title. Both fighters appeared to be in tremendous shape, confident and ready to go. (more…)



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Staredown: Ward vs. Froch

Take a first look at Staredown: Ward vs. Froch before it premieres on Saturday, December 3rd on SHOWTIME. The intense face-to-face between Andre Ward and Carl Froch is hosted by Jim Gray. Watch Ward vs. Froch: The Super Six Final on December 17th.



November 29th, 2011

UFC

The toughest Miller isn’t in the UFC … yet

TUF Finale 14 is LIVE on Spike TV Dec. 3!

One look at the resumes of the UFC’s fighting Miller brothers, and there’s no question that when it comes to toughness, middleweight Dan and lightweight Jim have cornered the market on that intangible trait. But then Dan’s son Danny Jr. came into the world on January 6, 2010, and in a little under two years, he’s earned the title of “Toughest Miller.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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November 29th, 2011

Feature Story

Strong Fall Lineup Of Super Six World Boxing Classic Programming Kicks Off Tomorrow

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic Returns TOMORROW at 10 p.m. ET/PT; Staredown: Ward vs. Froch Premieres Immediately Following Mares-Agbeko II on Saturday

Beginning with the return of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic TOMORROW/Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, SHOWTIME® will air a bevy of programming in support of The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic between Andre Ward and Carl Froch. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch this Saturday, Dec. 3, premiere the three final installments of FIGHT CAMP 360° and replay the storied tournament’s Semifinal bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®.

Episode 10 of FIGHT CAMP 360° brings viewers back to the tournament’s kickoff photo shoot in 2009 where the six original participants speak to the magnitude of the Super Six and offer some early predictions. Fast forwarding to 2011, the FIGHT CAMP 360° crews reveal the inner workings of fight week for both Semifinal bouts. Arthur Abraham and Glen Johnson share their disappointment as their respective Super Six hopes fall short. Ward and Froch, however, relish the opportunity to move forward and discuss the road ahead. (more…)



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Popular Fernando Guerrero added to Khan-Peterson undercard

One of the East Coast’s most exciting and well-known fighters, middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero has been packing venues for the last few years, building a grassroots following rarely seen in boxing these days. The promising 25-year-old from Salisbury, Maryland will now bring that following to the undercard of “Capital Showdown” which will feature Amir Khan defending his unified super lightweight world championship against Lamont Peterson on December 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

Fernando Guerrero’s addition to the event, which already features Washington, DC’s Lamont and Anthony Peterson as well as Brandywine, Maryland’s undefeated heavyweight prospect Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell, makes “Capital Showdown” top to bottom the one of the biggest cards to hit the DC area since Mike Tyson fought there. “I am excited to be getting back in the ring and fighting in the D.C./Maryland area,” said Guerrero. “I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance in front of all my fans.” (more…)



November 29th, 2011

Announcement

Tommy DeJohn, last of the “Fighting DeJohn Boys” dies

By Boxing Bob Newman

Thomas DeJohn, the last living member of Syracuse’s “Fighting DeJohn Boys” passed away on Thanksgiving day, in his hometown of Syracuse, NY. He was 83. Born Thomas DiGianni, “Tommy” followed in the foot steps of his older brothers Johnny, Carmen, Ralph and Joey into the world of the “Sweet Science.” Stories of the “Fighting DeJohn Boys” exploits, not only in the ring, but outside of it filled the news papers, boxing magazines and saloons from the 1930s through the 1960s, as they became fixtures during Syracuse’s glory days in boxing. (more…)



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto media day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Miguel Cotto works out during media day at the Trinity Boxing Club in New York for his upcoming highly anticipated world championship rematch against Antonio Margarito , Saturday, December 3, at Madison Square Garden. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Tornado Promotions, AT&T, and Madison Square Garden, Cotto-Margarito II will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®. Click here for more photos…



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Carlos Tamara-Richie Meprenaum IBF flyweight eliminator for #1 to go to purse bid

On November 10, 2011 the IBF ordered former world champion Carlos Tamara and Richie Meprenaum to begin negotiations for the IBF flyweight eliminator for #1. The two camps could not reach an amicable agreement within the time frame set forth by the IBF. Therefore, the IBF will call for purse bids on Tuesday, December 13 at IBF Headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey.



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Maidana-Alexander in February 2012?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources near to the Argentinian WBA super lightweight World Champion Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) indicate the possibility of a fight against former WBC world champion Devon Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs) in February 2012. The bout could be fought at jr welter or welterweight. Alexander formerly fought under the Don King banner but recently joined the Golden Bot stable. Another option for Maidana could be a clash with former champion Paul Malignani (30-4, 6 KOs).



November 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Boswell/Povetkin workouts in Helsinki

Team Sauerland

Cedric Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) has promised to put American heavyweight boxing back on the map when he challenges WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) on Saturday night. The duo will collide in front of a sell-out crowd of 12,000 fans at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland. “This fight is huge for America,“ said Boswell. “I’m the one legitimate American boxer who can bring heavyweight boxing glory back to America. I´ve already paid for extra baggage to bring the belt home. My message to all boxing fans: The cold war begins December 3, 2011 in Helsinki. The American Dream will soundly defeat the Russian pretender!“

Today both fighters participated in a media work-out at the P3 boxing gym. Povetkin refused to get into a war of words with his opponent. “I will give my answer in the ring,” he said. “We´ve had a great preparation. Teddy Atlas has come up with a great strategy. I respect Boswell as a fighter, but he will not defeat me. I look forward to making the first of many successful title defences on Saturday.”

In the co-featured main event, Finnish heavyweight star Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs), the WBA / WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion, faces Dereck Chisora (15-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant European Heavyweight Title.



November 29th, 2011




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