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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated

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UFC

Sergio Pettis: The UFC’s New Phenom

Monday mornings after a fight were always interesting for Sergio Pettis, teenage high school student and budding mixed martial artist. Just 15 when he had his first amateur fight, the Milwaukee native was fighting grown men on weekends while his peers had house parties and played video games . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 14th, 2013



Boxing News

Tomasz Adamek: I’m not doing a ring walk with a drip-bag

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By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Wojtek Kubik

“I can be defeated by better man, in the ring. There’s nothing wrong with that. But I will not be beaten by my own recklessness, fighting when sick like a dog,” said Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KO) in a Fightnews.com interview. This is the first time in his career he’s had to cancel a bout because of illness. The NBC afternoon boxing card will go on this Saturday (broadcast starts at 2.30 PM EST) with former cruiserweight contender Garrett Wilson (13-6, 7 KO) stepping in for the sick Adamek to fight Ukrainian Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0, 11 KO) at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY.

How long were you battling the flu?

Tomasz Adamek: For the last 4-5 days. I had respiratory problems, couldn’t breathe properly but I was thinking that it would be better, because I never cancelled a fight. Never. On Tuesday, when I did some pads with Roger, we had to cancel after a couple of minutes because I got tired so quickly. Wednesday morning I could not get out of bed, but I gave another try, went to the doctor, who just said I have a nasty flu virus. Thursday morning was even worse. (more…)



November 14th, 2013

Late Result

Slimani stops Helloul, WBC Mediterranean title next.

Last Monday Hedi Slimani, now 14-2-0(8), stopped Hadi Melloul inside 7 rounds on the undercard of Persoon – Halasi in Zwevezele, Belgium.
Slimani secured with the win a possible fight for the vacant WBC Mediterranean lightweight title to be held early next year.
His manager Filiep Tampere went to the last WBC Convention held in Bangkok, Thailand to negotiate title fights for both his protégés Delfine Persoon and Hedi Slimani.



November 14th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Glazkov to face Garrett Wilson on NBC

With Tomasz Adamek pulling out due to illness, Garrett Wilson has been tapped as the new opponent for up and coming Ukrainian heavyweight prospect Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (15-0-1, 11 KOs) for NBC’s Fight Night in the Afternoon event at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Wilson is a 31-year-old Philadelphia cruiserweight with a record of (13-6-1, 7 KOs).



November 14th, 2013

Late Result

Persoon sends warning to Farias, stops Halasi

Belgian Delfine Persoon, now 27-1-0(12) stopped Eva Halasi inside 3 rounds last Monday on a show promoted by Filiep Tampere in Zwevezele, Belgium.
The Belgian female star sends herewith a severe warning to WBC champion Erica Annabella Farias. The pair are scheduled to meet early next year as the fight has been ordered by the WBC.
Persoon meets Lucia Morelli in a rematch on Dec 13 in Aalst, Belgium.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

DeGale vs. Davis on ESPN3

ESPN3 will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round Super Middleweight bout between 2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale (16-1, 11 KOs) of London, and the United States’ Dyah Davis (22-3-1, 10 KOs), son of 1976 Olympic gold medalist and former professional fighter Howard Davis, Jr., on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. ET. The fight will take place at Glow, Bluewater in England. Following this fight, DeGale is slated to fight Mexico’s Miguel Antonio Peribán for the right to fight Julio César Chávez, Jr. in a title eliminator.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fightnews.com has learned that the WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez could face three-time world champion Abner Mares in a rematch in February with possible locations of San Antonio or Los Angeles. Apparently Golden Boy Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo are continuing negotiations over the purse. Also mentioned as a possibility for Gonzalez is a first defense against WBC silver champ Robinson Castellanos. In any event, there was a rematch clause in the contract for Gonzalez-Mares I and Golden Boy also has two options on Jhonny.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Rigondeaux to Donaire: If you want it, come get it in Miami in March 2014

By Gabriel F. Cordero

After his win against former world champion Vic Darchinyan on Saturday in Corpus Christi, three-division world champion Nonito Donaire called for a rematch with WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux. Rigondeaux responded on his Twitter account, saying “I’m the 122lb king @filipinoflash if you want it come get it in Miami in March 2014.” According to a source, if Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) successfully defends his titles against former champ Joseph Agbeko (29-4, 22 KOs) on December 7 in Atlantic City, his next defense is supposed to take place in the month of March in Miami at the American Airlines Arena during the famous “Carnaval de la Calle 8″ celebrated by the large Cuban community in that city.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Pianeta returns against Teuber on Dec 6

Photos: Team SES/P. Gercke

Former heavyweight title challenger Francesco Pianeta (28-1-1, 15 KOs) will return on December 6 at Brandenburg Hall in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. Pianetta will face unbeaten Robert Teuber (8-0, 7 KOs) for the German International heavyweight belt. Pianeta was previously slated to face Brian Minto on October 25, but that card was postponed and with Minto not available Teuber stepped in.

Also featured is WBO/WIBF/WBF female super featherweight champion Ramona Kühne (20-1, 6 KOs) vs. TBA and WBO/WBF middleweight champion Christina Hammer (15-0, 7 KOs) vs. Carmen Garcia (10-2, 5 KOs).



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Toney now favored to win Prizefighter

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Photo: Rachel Charles/pitch INK!

Damian “Bolo” Wills and trainer Tommy Brooks ‘fueling’ up for tonight. Wills will face Michael Sprott tonight in the UK vs. USA Prizefighter International Heavyweights competition in London.

Former world champion James Toney has now emerged as a +350 favorite to win the event taking place in the famed York Hall. Brian Minto and Michael Sprott are both now at +400. Larry Olubamiwo is +550, Damian “Bolo” Wills is now +700. Jason Gavern is +900, Matt Legg is +1600 and Tom Little is +2500. The eight heavyweights will be competing in a one-night, three-stage knock-out tournament for a £32,000 winner’s check.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Hollywood, California

Charles Martin 238 vs. Joey Dawelko 237
Konstantin Ponomarev 146 vs. Rogelio Castaneda 146
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 178.5 vs. Rafael Valenzuela 180
John Quigley 131.5 vs. Dominic Coca 131.5
Zachary Wohlman 146.5 vs. Stephen Conkin 139.5
Thanasis Michaloudis 228 vs. Robert Dunton 239
Dimash Niyazov 140 vs. Joaquin Chavez 137.5
Erik Ruiz 120 vs. Rigoberto Casillas 120

Venue: Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California
Promoter: Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing, Ural Boxing Promotions, Sheer Management, and Pitbull Boxing

Tickets can be purchased online at www.hollywoodfightnight.com or by calling (626) 388-8888 and start at $45 for General Admission and range from $55 to $125 for Reserved, Ringside, and Front Row seating. A limited number of VIP bottle service tables are also available.

Doors Open at 6:30pm; First Bout at 7:00pm. Patrons must be18 years of age and over. All bouts are subject to change.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Ricky Hatton: Bradley Pryce will get a shock

Promoter Ricky Hatton says Bradley Pryce will get a “shock” when he faces Sergey Rabchenko in Bulgaria on Saturday night. Pryce agreed to take the European and WBC silver light-middleweight title clash after French southpaw Cedric Vitu sustained an injury and Hatton says the Welshman doesn’t know what he’s let himself in for.

Rabchenko previously defeated the Pryce on points in 2011, but ‘The Hitman’ believes he’s a different animal now and will score a stunning stoppage this time around. “It might sound like I’m being arrogant, but I like to think I’ve added a bit more fluency to Sergey’s game,” said Hatton, who took charge of Rabchenko’s training early last year. “He was a little bit like a typical eastern European when he fought Bradley Pryce last time and went back in straight lines. Now he sets up his attacks, he’s a lot slicker with his defence, he feints and he’s less obvious than he used to be, so I think Pryce will get a shock. (more…)



November 14th, 2013

UFC

UFC 167 Fantasy Preview: The Prelims

UFC 167 will feature some of the best fights of the year, and a bunch of them aren’t even on the main card, proving that the preliminary bouts are stacked from top to bottom with talent . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Andre Ward: Edwin Rodriguez definitely can be stopped

Boxing’s best super middleweight, Andre Ward, returns to the ring this Saturday following a 14-month layoff. The WBA super-middleweight world champion, who scored his first early stoppage since 2009 when he TKO’d Chad Dawson in his last outing, back in September 2012, is looking to stop the undefeated Edwin Rodriguez at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, after being out of action for over a year due to a shoulder injury.

“We’re going to execute the game plan and going to let it unfold, and if it unfolds the way it’s supposed to, he definitely can be stopped,” said Ward, speaking exclusively to BoxNation, which is airing the card in the UK. “He’s never been 12 rounds before and he makes a lot of mistakes. His eagerness is his strength but it’s also his weakness, similar to Froch. He doesn’t regard his defense, he’s reckless at times but if you’re reckless you can be caught out,” he said. (more…)



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC #11 Browne offered Solis fight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC #11 Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne has been offered a fight against IBF #6 Odlanier Solis for the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight crown after WBA #14 Arthur Szpilka refused the bout with Solis. IBF Championship Chairman Lindsey Tucker contacted Browne’s manager Matt Clark to advise of the opportunity for Browne to challenge Solis for the IBF Intercontinental title and has given Clark until November 18 to agree to take the IBF title bout. Browne recently defeated Englishman Richard Towers and former IBF champion James “Lights Out” Toney. Solis is scheduled to face Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson on November 26 in Sunrise, Florida.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Erick De Leon: ‘Rios was explosive, hitting me hard’

Photos: James Dayap

Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios put the heat on his sparring partner today, moving forward and blasting hard hooks, particuarly to the body on Thursday at the Venetian Macau. “Rios was explosive today,” said Erick DeLeon, the former U.S. National champion who went six rounds of heavy sparring. “On November 23, sooner or later in the ring, (Manny) Pacquiao is going to have to engage. When that happens Rios is going to unload the way he did against me today.”

Rios had a four hour workout, starting with sparring six rounds, doing the mitts with chief trainer Robert Garcia six rounds, striking the heavy bag, doing floor exercises and then remaining to do “fitness exercising” with his trainers. After the third hour, Rios turned to Garcia and said “what’s next?”

“We keep working, Brandon. This is how we are going to beat Pacquiao,” Garcia said.

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Rios did interviews, including one with the South China Post. More media are coming to his Friday workout. photos



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Mosley returns to Australia; Mundine’s bar is firebombed

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Sugar Shane Mosley has returned to Sydney, Australia after abruptly leaving the country just hours before he was to face Anthony Mundine. Mosley bolted when the bout’s promoter Vlad Warton was unable to prepay Mosley as per the contract agreement. This time, $1,000,000 was put in escrow to lure Mosley back. Mosley stated “I’ve come here to knock him out.”

Meanwhile, the “Boxa Bar” located in Hurstville outside Sydney, NSW, Australia, owned by former world champion Anthony Mundine was destroyed last night in an apparent fire bombing. Photos and memorabilia of Mundine were destroyed. Mundine is away training for Shane Mosley.



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Devon Alexander snubs the man who snubbed him, Amir Khan, telling the press that he “was too much” for the Brit, and would’ve beaten him. More

“It’s not about treading water any more,” says top contender James DeGale. I need these big fights now because I’m frustrated.” More

Manny Pacquiao, his fight and the disaster in the Philippines, makes the Wall Street Journal. More

Andre Ward declares himself “fit and ready” for Edwin Rodriguez. More



November 14th, 2013

Boxing News

NBC fights will be announced tomorrow

Main Events Press Release:

THE SHOW MUST GO ON UNVEILING PRESS CONFERENCE TOMORROW NOV 14 AT TURNING STONE AND LIVE ON USTREAM

Fight Venue: Turning Stone Resort Casino
Fight Night: NBC Fight Night Broadcast 2:30 PM ET/ 11:30 AM PT

WE DON’T KNOW YET WHAT WE WILL ANNOUNCE TOMORROW BUT IF YOU ARE WITH US AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO OR WATCH US LIVE ON USTREAM YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Fonfara opponent named

IBF #1 Light Heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs) will face KO artist Samuel Miller (26-7, 23 KOs) on December 6 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Miller is a big puncher, but has lost three of his last five. “That’s how Andrzej is,” said Dominic Pesoli of 8 Count Productions. “He could have sat and waited for his title fight, but he wants to stay busy and he wants the kind of fights that will test him. A puncher like Samuel Miller is never more than one shot away from winning a fight and Andrzej knows that. This is a very dangerous fight for him while he has so much at stake that he wins.”

In the night’s 12-round main event, WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) will attempt to make the sixth defense of his title and complete a trilogy of fights with Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs).



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Rigondeaux-Agbeko Ticket Alert

Undefeated WBA/WBO 122-pound world champion and Cuban sensation Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux returns to the ring fresh from his career-best victory. Rigondeaux will be bidding for Fighter of the Year honors when he defends his unified titles against former two-time world champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko, Saturday, December 7, at Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City. The card will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. The live telecast will also feature local favorite Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia risking his Top-10 rating and undefeated record in a 10-round junior middleweight battle against knockout artist James Kirkland and three-time world title challenger Matthew Macklin in a 10-round middleweight rumble against undefeated contender Lamar Russ.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Caribe Promotions, SMS Promotions, DiBella Entertainment and Tecate, tickets to the Rigondeaux vs. Agbeko world championship event go on sale Thursday, November 14, at Noon ET. Priced at $200, $100. $50 and $25, plus applicable service charges, tickets can be purchased at Boardwalk Hall box office, all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call 800-736-1420. (more…)



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Camera Click from Macau

Photo: James Dayap

Welterweight Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios looks over his new trunks with trainer Robert Garcia in preparation for his upcoming world championship fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao and Rios will battle at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China and will be televised live in the United States on Saturday, November 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Adamek is ill; Saturday afternoon NBC boxing telecast will go on with or without him

Saturday’s NBC Fight Night in the afternoon network TV boxing show will go on, as planned, whether or not former 2 time world champion Tomasz Adamek is able to participate in the main event. “This is live broadcast Televsion,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “We cannot simply postpone. When we learned earlier today that Tomasz had gone to the doctor, we immediately began to discuss contingency plans with our partners at NBC and our hosts at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY.”

Adamek has asked for a day to decide if he will feel up to fighting on Saturday. In the meantime, feelers have been sent out to numerous possible substitutes. Duva added. “If the worst happens, we will implement Plan B. Either way, we expect to make an announcement early tomorrow afternoon. The show must go on.” The 8-round battle of unbeatens between Karl Dynamite Dargan and Mike Brooks will take place, as scheduled.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

USBA orders Agnew to face Dudchenko

The IBF has ordered current USBA light heavyweight champion and #4 world ranked Cedric Agnew (26-0 13 KOs) of Chicago, Ill. to make his mandatory defense against #1 contender and #5 world ranked Anatoliy Dudchenko (19-2 13KO’s) of Los Angeles, CA by January 12, 2014. Agnew won the title by UD12 over Yusef Mack back on April 12. Dudchenko recently defeated German prospect Robert Woge by UD12 in Oldenburg, Germany on October 26. Agnew is represented by Malcolm Garrett of Garrett Promotions while Dudchenko is represented by Vince Caruso of RozeBOX Sports, Inc. Both sides have 30 days to reach an agreement.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Warren wins Chisora-Price purse bid

Promoter Frank Warren today won the purse bid for the big heavyweight clash between David Price and Dereck Chisora for the British title. Chisora is currently preparing for his European title defense against Matteo Modugno on Saturday 30th November at the Copper Box Arena. Chisora said, “I’m concentrating on the undefeated Italian Modugno right now and defending my European title is my priority, but I’m excited that I’ll be facing Price. I do miss holding the British title though, it’s a beautiful belt and I want to win it again on the way to the world title.” A date and venue will be advised within the two week deadline set by the BBBofC. Price is coming off two straight losses.



November 13th, 2013

UFC

UFC 20: The American Psycho

It was the most important fight in the history of the UFC, the one that saved the company and pushed it to the point where it is now celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend. But for one of the participants, it took a little while for everything to sink in with everyone around him. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Draw shakes up Prizefighter odds; Toney gets criticized

The odds have shifted a bit for the Prizefighter International Heavyweights tournament after the quarterfinal pairings were announced. Brian Minto is now a slight favorite at +333. Michael Sprott and James Toney are now just behind at +350. Sprott opened as a +275 favorite, but the odds dropped after it was learned he would likely have to beat Damian Wills, Brian Minto and James Toney (arguably all of his three strongest rivals) to win.

Meanwhile Prizefighter longshot Tom Little says Toney is a marked man. “He was disrespectful and rude to the UK boxers barely acknowledging us and wanting his own changing room away from all other boxers. I will make him pay for what he said and is saying about us UK boys. The other American boxers were all pleasant and nice guys but it won’t stop me beating them up.” If Little (-2800) is to make good on his threat he’ll have to meet Toney in the final as he’s in the other half of the draw.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Don Turner vs. Roger Bloodworth: Two Trainers as Hungry for Victory as their Fighters

775On Saturday afternoon, when Tomasz Adamek, 49-2, 29 KOs, and Czar Glazkov, 15-0-1, 11 KOs, go to war in their 12-rounder to claim the #2 spot in the IBF heavyweight rankings, the two fighters won’t be the only ones with their reputations on the line. Just as proud and equally eager for victory as Adamek and Glazkov, are Roger Bloodworth and Don Turner, the legendary trainers that have guided these heavyweights into this critical bout. (more…)



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Freddie Roach: I feel like Manny is going to outbox this guy and he’ll knock him out inside of six

By Karl Freitag

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach held an international media conference call Wednesday morning, ten days in advance of the November 23 PPV clash between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios in Macau, China.

Freddie Roach: We need to look impressive in this fight and we’re doing everything possible to do that…I feel like Manny is going to outbox this guy and he’ll knock him out inside of six…We see [Rios] wearing plastics all the time because he has to lose weight. He’s moving from 140 to 147 and he still has to lose weight. That tells you what kind of discipline he has and I think we’re gonna take advantage of that…Manny’s in great shape and we’re ready to fight right now at this moment. He’s already below weight, so he’ll have breakfast and lunch before the weigh-in and Rios won’t. We’ll see Rios in the ring and see who the best guy is.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Fujioka dethrones WBA 115lb female champ Yamaguchi

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBC female 105-pound champ, unbeaten Japanese Naoko Fujioka (11-0, 6 KOs), 114.25, jumped up three classes and impressively captured the WBA 115-pound belt by pounding out an upset unanimous decision over defending titlist Naoko Yamaguchi (22-4-3, 18 KOs), 115, over ten hot rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. Fujioka, 38, was an outstanding amateur champ and turned professional late at the age of thirty-four in 2009. Since then, she beat up everybody so convincingly that it became hard to find a suitable challenger with her WBC strawweight belt at stake. Fujioka made up her mind to have an ambitious crack at the WBA 115-pound belt against the champ and compatriot Yamaguchi. (more…)



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Alcine to face Santana on December 6

Former junior middleweight world champion Joachim Alcine (33-6-1, 19 KOs) will look to get his career back on track when he takes on Francisco Santana (17-3-1, 8 KOs) on December 6 in a ten round bout fought at 147 pounds. The fight venue is the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California. Alcine, formerly based out of Canada and the loser of four in a row, has relocated to Southern California. He is training at the New York City Boxing Club inside of the Fight Factory MMA in Canoga Park, California. Phil Paolina has taking over the training of Alicine. Santana for his part has won five in a row.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

New opponent for Jorge Arce

Multi-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (61-7-2, 46 KOs) will now return against Colombian Jose Carmona (22-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday at “The Dome” in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Arce was originally to face Giovani “Ruso” Caro (24-14-4, 19 KOs), but Caro fell ill yesterday forcing Zanfer Promotions to seek an immediate replacement and Carmona meets the requirements to be a tough test. At 34-years-old, with a successful career of 71 fights over 17 years including 27 world championship fights and winning four world championship belts, plus a WBC interim belt, Arce will resume his boxing career with the firm objective of winning a sixth belt in a sixth different division. In his most recent bout, in December last year, Arce was destroyed by Nonito Donaire after which he announced his retirement. However, Arce returned to the gym feels he is now in great shape and is serious about his comeback.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Sprott favored to win Prizefighter

Michael Sprott has been established by bet365.com as the favorite to win Thursday’s Prizefighter International Heavyweights tournament in London. James Toney (+450) weighed in at a svelte 217 lbs.

Odds to Win
Michael Sprott: +275
Brian Minto: +350
James Toney: +450
Damian Wills: +550
Larry Olubamiwo: +700
Jason Gavern: +1000
A replacement fighter: +1600
Matt Legg: +2000
Tom Little: +2500

The quarterfinal draw and weights are:
Jason Gavern 239 vs. Larry Olubamiwo 250
James Toney 217 vs. Matt Legg 230
Michael Sprott 246 vs. Damian Wills 263
Brian Minto 219 vs. Tom Little 244



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

More Boxing Buzz

‘Dangerous’ Dyah Davis has arrived in the UK and is ready to “take care of business” against 2008 Olympic Gold medalist James DeGale at Glow, Bluewater, this Saturday, in a bout that has been picked up by ESPN3.

Promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Twitter that negotiations are under way with Team Andrade for Brian Rose’s world title fight – 30 days to make a deal or its purse bids.

Promoter Gary Hyde has announced the signing of former WBO world 160lb champion Hassan N’Dam. According to Hyde, Hassan will fight December 14th in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2014 will be back in the mix and he will be on the heels of the current champions Sergio Martinez, Darren Barker, Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin.



November 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Rios in Macau, says he will defeat Pacquiao

Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios of Oxnard arrived in Macau today saying he will “positively defeat Manny Pacquiao” here at the Venetian CotaiArena on November 23. “I’m in China, baby!” shouted Rios when he arrived and was greeted at the VIP Entrance at the Venetian Macau. “I worked hard in camp, have a great team, Robert Garcia will be in my corner on the night of the fight. I’m totally prepared and I will win,” Rios said.

Rios plans to train daily at the Venetian. “I also know China fans will be rooting for me too,” Rios added. “They told me that the last time I was here when Pacquiao and I climbed up and onto the Great Wall.” Pacquiao vs Rios will be available on HBO Pay Per View.



November 13th, 2013




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