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Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME Adonis Stevenson 174.5 vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy 173.5 (WBC light heavyweight world championship) Jo Jo Dan 146.75 vs. Kevin Bizier 146.75 (IBF welterweight title ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best World boxing is back to Puerto Rico this Saturday, December 20, with Triple Crown presented by DIRECTV ...

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Robin Krasniqi workout

Robin Krasniqi workout

Report and photos by Tony Mayger This weekend light heavyweight hopeful Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0, 16 KOs) could take a giant stride towards a ...

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Boxing News

Boxing Returns To Grand Rapids

By Bob Ryder

TMS Fight Night, Greg Ahrens will present a scheduled ten bout card of professional boxing on October 9 at the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, MI. Headlining the show will be Purnell Gates vs Eric Moon over ten rounds. Johnny Garcia takes on Chris Bourden and Toledo’s Demar Singleton squares off vs. Robbie Longwith in supporting matches. Local favorites Alex Otero, Jackie Beard, Ruben Troche, and Ray Lopez are slated to appear in separate contests. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 616-942-2335. First bell is at 8 PM.



September 29th, 2010



Boxing News

Vazquez Jr-Hernandez Presser Video

Video: Joel A. Colón



September 29th, 2010


UFC

WEC workout slide show

WEC is live on VERSUS Sept. 30

Photos by Joe Cordova

WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Manny Gamburyan, as well as lightweight rivals Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone of Denver and Jamie Varner participated in an open workout Tuesday at the Grudge Training Center in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.  Bantamweights Miguel Angel Torres and Charlie Valencia plus hometown hopeful Tyler Toner also took part. CLICK HERE FOR SLIDE SHOW

Aldo makes the second defense of his crown against judo ace Gamburyan when World Extreme Cagefighting invades the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield on Thursday, September 30th.  WEC: Aldo vs. Gamburyan will be televised nationally live on VERSUS beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Harrison warns Haye

"I'll fight you every second"

Audley Harrison ran to the top of a mountain to warn David Haye that he will “fight him every second of the way” in their world title fight at Manchester’s M.E.N Arena on November 13.
Harrison posted two videos on YouTube from his United States training camp at Big Bear Lake in California – before and after a gruelling early morning run up the mountains in the bitter cold.

The 38 year-old challenger looked into the camera before the run and stated: “Here we are – six o’clock in the morning – we’re on the track about to do our 45 minute run uphill. We are 7,500 feet above sea-level – you don’t get this in London with David Haye’s training, coming out of his nice posh palace and going down to his gym. This is the mountains.” (more…)



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Brook vs Jones next year

Promoter Frank Warren has spoken with Bob Arum and says they have agreed to make Kell Brook against Mike Jones after their next respective fights. Yesterday Warren said that he had discussed making the fight with Arum for the interim WBO welterweight title. However, WBO #2 ranked Jones will first go ahead with his fight against Jesus Soto Karass next month at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Brook, the Intercontinental champion and WBO #1 ranked challenger, will next fight on Warren’s big 30th anniversary card on December 11th.



September 29th, 2010

UFC

GSP a knockout in Manila

Photo courtesy of Zuffa

Standing on a balcony and watching as the street below filled with fans clamoring to catch a glimpse of him, stopping traffic in the process, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said he felt like “the President of the United States.”

And less than a decade removed from the days when he began fighting in the sport of mixed martial arts, the man known as “GSP” could now add the Philippines to the nations he has conquered. (more…)



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Martinez-Casey on Nov 6

European super bantamweight champion Kiko “La Sensacion” Martinez (23-3, 17 KOs) and Prizefighter winner Willie “Big Bang” Casey (10-0, 6 KOs) will come face to face again in Dublin at a press conference tomorrow to officially announce their November 6th showdown at the University Sports Arena in Limerick, Ireland. It has been a meteoric rise for Casy, who four months ago was an unknown 5-0 super bantamweight prospect. His big break came when a hand injury has forced former WBC champion Wayne McCullough to withdraw from “Prizefighter Super Bantamweights” and Casey stepped in on just days notice to beat the odds and win the whole event. Also in attendance will the reigning European Union and Irish super bantamweight beltholder Paul Hyland who features in the chief support bout and will be eyeing a shot at the winner of Martinez-Casey.



September 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Berg-Zegan changed to draw

See video of controversial fight

On Sunday in Berlin, welterweight Boris Berg (3-0-1, 2 KOs) fought the fight of his life and shocked the reigning WBO European champion Matt Zegan (42-5-2, 21 KOs). Berg was announced as the “winner on points” and had his hand raised. Two days later, the German Boxing Association changed the result to a draw, citing a mistake on the scorecards which both the referee and the GBA supervisor apparently didn’t see.

Needless to say, the Berg camp is not happy with these developments and finds it highly dubious that the GBA would change a result without any hearing procedure, seemingly protecting a world rated fighter from a damaging and expensive loss in what would be considered a tune-up fight. (more…)



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Haye: Audley’s ax won’t help him

WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye has responded to a YouTube video posted by title challenger Audley Harrison, and claimed his fellow Londoner needs to “bring an ax” when the pair swap blows on November 13 in Manchester, live on Sky Sports HD.

Harrison recorded and published a video on Monday, featuring footage of him preparing for an uphill run at his Big Bear training camp in California, armed with an ax for protection.

“It’s six o’clock in the morning and we’re here on the track to do a 45-minute uphill run,” explained Harrison in the video. “We are 7,500-feet above sea level, and you don’t get this in London where David Haye is training – coming out of his posh palace and going down to his gym. (more…)



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Pablo Sarmiento returns

39-year-old former IBO jr welterweight titleholder Pablo Sarmiento (34-13-2, 16 KOs) returns for his first fight in over six years when he takes on unbeaten prospect Jessie Vargas (11-0, 6 KOs) on Thursday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. Sarmiento was last seen in 2004 losing his IBO belt to Colin Lynes in England.



September 29th, 2010

UFC

Garcia-Hominick: Gritty vs. Pretty

WEC is live on VERSUS Sept. 30

“Gritty vs. Pretty,” which has a reality TV show kind of ring to it, is actually a fair framing of the looming showdown between Leonard Garcia and Mark Hominick. . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Canelo, Marisol WBC appearance

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Welterweight contender Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and his girlfriend Marisol González from Televisa Sports dropped by WBC President Jose Sulaiman’s weekly press conference in Mexico City. More photos…



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

More on Malignaggi/GBP

Photos: Errol Anderson

Oscar de la Hoya made the surprise announcement of the signing of former World Champion Paulie Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KOs) to a boxing promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions on Tuesday during a boxing clinic at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, New York. Malignaggi will campaign at a new weight class, 147 pounds, where he feels he will be more comfortable and effective. “This is the start of a new stage of my career,” Malignaggi said. “A new promoter, a new weight class and a new opportunity to face the best, beat the best and win a world championship.” A date, site and opponent for Malignaggi’s first fight with Golden Boy Promotions will be announced soon. For more details and photos click here…



September 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Zappavigna to face Kim

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Tim Barry

Unbeaten lightweight Lenny Zappavigna (24-0, 16 KOs) will be in action against former world title challenger Ji-Hoon Kim (21-6, 18 KOs) in an IBF eliminator at the Olympic Park Sports Center, Homebush, Sydney, NSW, Australia on October 31. On the same show, American-based Russian and former IBF 154 pound champion Roman Karmazin (40-3-2, 26 KOs) will clash with Daniel Geale (23-1, 14 KOs) in an IBF middleweight eliminator. (more…)



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Freddie Roach in Playboy

Top trainer Freddie Roach is featured in the October issue of Playboy (on newsstands now). The feature—The Unstompable Roach—talks about how Roach grew up among a family of fighters (including his mother, who was New England’s first female boxing judge) and went on to become a fighter. Says Roach of his childhood: “Tough household…She broke up one of our fights with an aluminum baseball bat. Hit my brother over the head with it twice—clang, clang!” Roach’s career as a boxer in Las Vegas is detailed in the article as well as his other thoughts/experiences as a trainer. Roach is currently best-known as a trainer to Manny Pacquiao. In the article, he talks about how Manny could defeat Floyd Mayweather.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs Press Conference

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Lo Mejor del Boxeo & Gabriel F. Cordero

Today the final press conference was held in Panama City for Saturday’s big WBA KO Drugs XXII boxing night festival at the Roberto Duran Arena featuring 14 fights. WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Rogelio Espino of Promotions y Eventos del Istmo have combined efforts for this event, which will include boxers from Mexico, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Uzbekistan, Argentina, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia, Nicaragua, United States, Russia and Panama. Panama will be the world boxing Capital this weekend.
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September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

New foe for Barrios

Former WBO super featherweight champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios (49-4-1, 35 KOs), currently world ranked #11 in the lightweight division, will now face Wilson Alcorro (26-12-3 , 17 KOs) on Friday night in Corrientes, Argentina. The bout will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo” series.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Malignaggi

Former IBF jr welterweight champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi has signed with Golden Boy Promotions. “It was officially announced today! From here on now, I’m with Golden Boy Promotions! New show, so get your popcorn ready!” Malignaggi said on Twitter.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Martinez: We need this fight



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Williams: I will take those belts



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Oscar Brooklyn boxing clinic

Boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, will lead a boxing clinic for local amateur teenage boxers from USA Boxing Metro at the famed Gleason’s Gym at 77 Front Street in Brooklyn today, Tuesday, September 28 at 4:00 p.m. In addition to De La Hoya, instructors to participate in the clinic will include: Brooklyn native and middleweight contender Danny Jacobs, Philadelphia’s undefeated junior welterweight Danny Garcia, and Newark’s undefeated lightweight prospect Mike Perez. Everlast, the premier fight sports and fitness brand in the world, will provide boxing gloves for each of the youngsters participating in the clinic. Golden Boy Promotions will promote a minimum of 12 boxing events a year at the nearby Barclays Center soon after it opens in 2012.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Prizefighter: Skelton-Sprott III?

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Matt Skelton and Michael Sprott could meet in the final of Prizefighter Heavyweights IV after line-up alterations ahead of the October 9 fight night at York Hall, Bethnal Green. The pair have fought twice previously with Skelton coming out on top on both occasions, and now the withdrawal of three fighters has led to a change in the draw, meaning the old foes are on course for a third showdown in the final live on Sky Sports. (more…)



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Andy Lee opponent named

WBA #9 middleweight Andy Lee (22-1, 16 KOs) returns just 15 days after his previous fight. Lee will face Troy Lowry (27-10, 16 KOs) in a ten-round super middleweight bout on October 2, headlining the Hitz Boxing card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

In the eight-round co-feature, super middleweight prospect Henry Coyle (11-2, 10 KOs) meets Mustafah Johnson (8-7-1, 2 KOs) while in a special attraction Chocagoland favorite Miguel Hernandez (20-11, 10 KOs) takes on former contender Antwun Echols (32-14-4, 28 KOs) in a super middleweight six-rounder. Also on tap is a heavyweights four-rounder between unbeaten Dave Latoria (5-0, 3 KOs) vs. Yevgeniy Shishporenok (7-1, 6 KOs). Tickets start at $10, and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Warren floats Brook vs Jones

It was just officially announced yesterday that undefeated top-rated welterweight contender Mike Jones will be defending his NABA and NABO belts against Jesus Soto-Karass in the TV opener on the November 13 Pacquiao-Margarito PPV telecast. However, promoter Frank Warren has approached promoter Bob Arum and the WBO about making a fight for the interim WBO welterweight title between the WBO #2 rated Jones and #1 rated Kell Brook in London this December instead. Brook is already talking about it. “If it’s going to be Mike Jones next, then bring him on. I’ve got no fear of anyone that Frank puts in front of me. I look at his record and his long list of knockouts and I know that it would be one hell of a fight, but I know I would come out on top.”



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

JC Gomez targets Wlad

With IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir KLitschko is looking for a suitable challenger for his scheduled defense on December 11, Juan Carlos Gomez (48-2, 35 KOs) says he’s available. After losing in March 2009, “The Black Panther” is targeting a rematch against the younger of the two Klitschko brothers. “I don’t know why Wladimir is taking so long and acting like there is no real test. I’m in the shape of my life. I’ve never been so fit. Since my fight against Vitali, I’ve list more than 20lbs and have trained very hard. If Wladimir is really looking for a challenge, here I am!”



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs Update

Lennon, Cotto, Lopez & King

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fames boxing ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. will be in charge of introducing the two WBA world title fights on Saturday night at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, when Luis “El Nica” Concepcion defends his WBA interim flyweight crown against Denkaosan Kaovichit and Guillermo “El Felino” Jones defends his WBA cruiserweight crown against Valery Brudov. Among the personalities of world boxing expected to be in attendance will be WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, former WBA/IBF/WBO/WBC world champion Ricardo “Finito” Lopez and legendary promoter Don King among others. “We waiting for a great boxing fight night,” said WBA executive vice-president Gilberto Mendoza Jr. “We know we can do it. This a big show to the word.”



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Braehmer-Cleverly heats up

WBO mandatory challenger Nathan Cleverly has fired a warning shot to WBO light heavyweight champion Jurgen Braehmer after Braehmer questioned Cleverly’s punching power following his win over Karo Murat in Birmingham. “I thought Murat was very weak, he had no chance,” Braehmer told the BBC. “Cleverly landed loads of punches, but without any real venom. It will not, I can assure you, be so easy against me.”

But unbeaten Clev now wants to give Braehmer a taste of his punches. “It really made me laugh when I read Braehmer’s quotes,” said the Welshman. “I’ve stopped my last seven opponents, and it will be eight if Braehmer plucks up the courage to get in the ring with me.” (more…)



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

KO Drugs pre weigh-in

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Medical Test and Pre-weighin for KO Drugs in Panama
Name Pounds BPM BP
Guillermo Jones 210 62 120/80
Valery Brudov  arrives Thursday  
Luis Concepcion 116 58 100/60
Denkaosan Kaovichit 116 62 120/80
Alexander Muñoz 127 60 110/60
Leopoldo Arrocha 129 60 110/60
Irving Berry 134 1/2 60 110/60
Feider Viloria 129 62 120/70
Santos Benavides 134 60 110/60
Joel Cerrud not arrived  

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September 28th, 2010

UFC

WEC/UFC meet & greet

WEC is live on VERSUS Sept. 30

UFC Hall-of-Famer Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, WEC star Urijah Faber, UFC star Shane Carwin, Denver Nuggets star Chris “Birdman” Anderson, and TAPOUT’s Skrap and Punkass will be available to sign autographs for WEC fans on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, in Broomfield, Colo.

Doors open at the arena at 3:30 for the Aldo-Gamburyan WEC card. First bout is at 4 p.m.



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao roadwork photos

Photos: Henry Bedoy/MP Promotions

Baguio City, Philippines – Champion Boxer-Congressman Manny Pacquiao started his training in Baguio City Monday morning, his next phase of his build-up against Mexican Antonio Margarito.
more photos



September 28th, 2010

Boxing News

Yucatan Honors Uican

By Alberto Salazar
Photo: Sixto Lopez/Quequi Newspaper

Neither the storm that preceded the entry of “Hurricane Wilberth” to this small and beautiful town of Espita Yucatan, decreased the enthusiasm with which people greeted their favorite son, who returned home triumphantly carrying the world champion silver belt. The appointment was last Saturday at 1:00pm in the Central Park, opposite the town hall, where they set a pavilion decorated with beautiful plants and a satin blanket that had printed the words “Welcome Champion” framed with a large Mexican flag in honor of Wilberth “Hurricane” Uicab.



September 28th, 2010

UFC

Twin title fights in Arizona

WEC heads to AZ Dec. 16

World Extreme Cagefighting® hits Arizona for the first time on Thursday, Dec. 16 with two explosive world title fights at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. This historic night features Glendale’s Ben Henderson defending the lightweight crown against 23-year-old superstar Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, while Tucson-born Dominick Cruz defends the bantamweight title against Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen. (more…)



September 27th, 2010

Announcement

Everlast hosts open workouts Sept. 30

Everlast Worldwide and Crunch Gym will host a top squad of U.S. amateur boxers in a rare public workout on Thursday, September 30 at noon. The 13-person team will train at the Lafayette Crunch location in a pre-event workout before facing off with China on “Empires Collide”, an international boxing dual featuring two of the sport’s top nations on Friday, October 1. The dual will showcase top teams from both countries in a night of Olympic weight class action, with 10 men’s bout and three women’s contests. The full U.S. delegation will be on hand for the open workout on Thursday afternoon. (more…)



September 27th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

Bid Now On Front Row Seats At UFC 121: The highest bidder will receive a vist to a UFC fighter’s locker room at UFC 121 – auction ends Friday at 5pm PT

WEC Heads To Arizona For Two Title Fights: Tickets on sale this week for World Extreme Cagefighting’s first trip to Arizona; featuring a lightweight championship battle between Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis, and the bantamweight gold is on the line when champion Dominick Cruz defends the belt against Scott Jorgensen! Thursday, December 16 live at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, AZ – UFC Fight Club Presale starts Wednesday, Sept. 30 – Join today for first access to tickets



September 27th, 2010

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 119

Report by David Nelmark
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir knocked out former Pride Open Weight Champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 119 at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The first fourteen minutes of the bout featured mostly clinches and parries, but Mir ended the evening with an exclamation point, putting Cro Cop flat on his back with a vicious right knee at 4:02 in round three.

Mir was wary of Cro Cop’s famed head kicks and Cro Cop was wary of Mir’s jiu-jitsu. The resulting caution created a close, but uneventful fight. Indeed, the only knockdown prior to the finish came via an inadvertent knee to the groin by Cro Cop  . . . Click here for more



September 27th, 2010




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