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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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Boxing News

Team Vazquez arrives in Macau

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Photo: Team Miguel Vazquez

IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez arrived with his trainer Javier Capetillo and cutman Ruben Gomez yesterday in Macau, China.

Vazquez will make the sixth defense of his belt against Russian Denis Shafikov on HBO2 this coming Saturday, February 22, at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort.



February 17th, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Back In Grand Rapids

By Bob Ryder

Two Fists Promotions (Dennis Shimmell, Sr) return to the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids on Saturday February 22 as they present “Wintertime Warfare” with cruiserweight Jordan Shimmell headlining against Damon Reed. Former national amateur standout Shimmell has made rapid progress since turning pro in June of 2012. Shimmell from nearby Hudsonville, MI, will bring a 12-0 (10 KO’s) record into the contest with the 70 fight veteran Reed. Reed has been in with some of the best and could prove a solid test for young Shimmell who is seeking to soon crack into the rankings of one of the world organizations. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Adamek having fun with Fury statement

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Tyson Fury: “I want somebody easy, like Timasz Adamek”

Tomasz Adamek: “Tyson who? Fury is an amateur. Went down like sack in Cunningham fight. That’s all.”



February 16th, 2014

Boxing Result

Full Report: Magdaleno Bros, Falcao demolish foes

By Miguel Maravilla at Ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Boxing returned to Hawaiian Gardens, California as Las Vegas’s Magdaleno brothers were victorious with knockouts Saturday night at the Robert C. Lee Activity Center. Former world title challenger lightweight Diego Magdaleno took on Jorge Pazos of Guamuchil, Mexico in the UniMas Solo Boxeo main event. Younger sibling super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno squared off against Robert Casteneda.

The older Magdaleno came out using the jab and countered in round one sizing up Pazos. In round two Pazos came out aggressive swinging away as Magdaleno dodged the attack continuing to box and finishing the round strong. The left hand found its mark for Magdaleno in round three as Pazos went down as he quickly got up, Magdaleno continued to his attack backing Pazos up to the ropes but Pazos was saved by the bell. Coming out strong in the fourth round Magdaleno connected with a crunching left hook to the body that did it as Pazos hit the canvas referee Jack Reiss reached a ten count at 2:27.

With the win Diego Magdaleno improves his record to 25-1, 10 KOs as the Mexican Jorge Pazos falls to 14-7-1, 8 KOs. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Daley-Taylor Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Cruiserweight Denton Daley (12-0 6KO) remained undefeated and went twelve rounds for the first time, sweeping them all with a 120-108 (x3) decision win over Andres Taylor (21-6-2 8KO). The #7 ranked cruiserweight (WBA) successfully made the second defence of his NABA title and was dominant over all twelve rounds. Daley complained of a bad right hand after the fight, “I didn’t have a right hand, it definitely was a factor.” When asked after the contest what the 31-year-old wants next, Daley told the crowd of 5,198 “I want a world title.” (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Tyson Fury Speaks

In addition to exciting fights, heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is always good for some good quotes. Here’s the latest: [in response to a headbutt from Joey Abell] “I hit him right in the nuts as hard as I could.” [Next opponent] “I want somebody easy, like Tomasz Adamek or someone like that.” [On Chisora-Johnson] “I’ve already dubbed this ‘Battle of the Losers.’”



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Female world title tripleheader in Japan announced

By Joe Koizumi
By Boxing Beat

Our Japanese culture anciently came from China through Korea and partly from China directly. We use Chinese letters on behalf of your alphabet, and created our own letters by modifying the original Chinese letters. One of them is an adjective “kashimashii” with three letters meaning “girl” in combination, which means “noisy”. That’s true. A female tripleheader with as many world titles at stake will be held in Tokyo, Japan, on March 3, which will be certainly a noisy and exciting event with many female adherents yelling for their dearest idols. It was publicly announced at the Ohashi gym on Friday. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Jaragua: Dragon dominant in win over Mousasi

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida made his case for a middleweight title shot in his second bout at 185 pounds, scoring a clear cut five round unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi in the UFC Fight Night main event at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Scores were 50-45 twice, and 49-46.. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 16th, 2014

Boxing Result

Magdaleno Bros, Falcao demolish foes

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former world title challenger Diego Magdaleno (25-1, 10 KOs) scored a nice fourth round KO over Jorge Pazos (14-7-1, 8 KOs) in a lightweight bout on Saturday night at the C. Robert Lee Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California. Classy southpaw Magdaleno dropped Pazos flat on his back with a huge right hook in round three, but Pazos barely made the count. A body shot finished Pazos in the next round. Time was 2:27 of round four.

2012 Brazilian Olympian super middleweight, Esquiva Falcao scored a fourth round stoppage in his pro debut over Joshua Robertson (5-5, 1 KO). Falcao dominated as he backed Robertson with a barrage of punches backing him to the ropes as referee Jerry Cantu stopped the contest at 2:36 of round four.

Rising undefeated super bantamweight Jessie Magdaleno (18-0, 14 KOs) stopped Mexican veteran Roberto Castaneda (20-6, 15 KOs) in five rounds. Magdaleno started off boxing patiently and scored two knockdowns in round two. Then in round five Magdaleno’s counter right dropped Castaneda and referee Jack Reiss waved off the bout at 2:08.

Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Trevor McCumby (14-0, 10 KOs) destroyed Chris Eppley (10-4, 9 KOs) in the first round. (more…)



February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Upset: Alvarado TKOs WBC #2 Castellanos

In an upset, featherweight Rene Alvarado (20-2, 14 KOs) snapped the eleven fight win streak of WBC #2 rated Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (19-10, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Centro Internacional de Convenciones in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. Alvarado also seized Castellanos’ WBC silver belt with a ninth round TKO, getting the stoppage after putting a battered and spent Castellanos on the deck in the ninth.



February 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Jaragua: Proctor wins battle of TUF alums in prelim bouts

In a meeting of former Ultimate Fighter 15 teammates, Joe Proctor battled fatigue to batter and decision Cristiano Marcello in UFC Fight Night action Saturday at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Scores for Proctor, now 9-2, were 30-27 and 29-28 twice. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Diego Chaves returns with win in Argentina

In his first bout since losing his WBA interim welterweight belt to Keith Thurman last July, Diego “La Joya” Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) scored a third round stoppage against Juan “Maravilla” Godoy (31-14-1, 10 KOs) at the Club Jacobo Urso in Saladillo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chaves claimed the vacant IBF Latino welterweight belt with the win.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez halts Kantun; “Gatito” Guerrero stops “Bad Boy” Rosas

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Unbeaten former WBA minimumeweight and light flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (38-0, 32 KOs), now campaigning as a flyweight, scored a sixth round TKO over Juan Kantun (21-6-3, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria Mesoamericana in Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Gonzalez’ aggression wore down Kantun and he finally blasted him to the deck at 1:01 of the sixth.

In the co-feature, former world champion Rodrigo “Gatito” Guerrero (20-5-1, 13 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten bantamweight Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (17-1-1, 11 KOs). It was an all-out war as Guerrero dropped Rosas in round one and then was last man standing in a firefight, getting a referee’s stoppage when he hurt Rosas in round seven. Time was 2:26. More photos…



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #7 cruiser Denton Daley still undefeated

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Cruiserweight Denton Daley (12-0 8KO) remained undefeated and went twelve rounds for the first time, sweeping them all with 120-108 (x3) decision win over Andres Taylor (21-6-2 8KO). The #7 ranked cruiserweight (WBA) successfully made the second defence of his NABA title and was dominant over all twelve rounds. Daley complained of a bad right hand after the fight, “I didn’t have a right hand, it definitely was a factor.” When asked after the contest what the 31-year-old wants next, Daley told the crowd of 5,198 “I want a world title.”

Samuel Vargas (16-1-1 8KO) fought a hard-fought clench filled contest, battling back from his only career defeat and won a 79-73, 78-74, 77-75 unanimous decision over Lyes Chaibi (11-6-1 1KO) of France. Vargas had a hard time finding distance for much of the contest as he crowded Chaibi who spent most of the evening on the ropes. It was a frustrating evening for the light-middleweight who was finally able to let his hands go and mount a solid body attack over the course of the final three rounds. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing Result

Fury TKOs Abell in four; Chisora decisions Johnson

By Karl Freitag

On Saturday at the Copper Box Arena in London, the stage was set for heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora to meet in a rematch this summer as both won showcase fights. In his post fight interview, however, Chisora stated that he first wants to go to Moscow to fight Alexander Povetkin before facing Fury.

Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-5-1, 14 KOs). Johnson did some good jabbing at times, but it was Chisora applying the pressure and landing most the heavy artillery. The highlight was when Chisora dropped Johnson with a right hand in round five. Scores were 118-109, 118-110, 118-109.

Unbeaten Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) scored an exciting fourth round TKO over Joey Abell (29-8, 28 KOs). The 6’9 Fury, who came in very heavy at 274, mainly jabbed from the outside early on. Abell connected with a straight left that had Fury holding on in round two. Fury dropped Abell with a punch on the break in round three. A right hand put down Abell officially moments later. Fury then floored Abell again at the bell. Abell staggered Fury in round four, but Fury then turned the tables and dropped Abell again. After Fury’s follow up barrage floored Abell for the fourth time, referee Jeff Hinds waved it off. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ N’Dam halts Ramallo in four

Former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (29-1, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Ricardo Ramallo (15-5-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Ramallo down twice.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Nielsen annihilates Jeter in Denmark

Unbeaten WBO #3, IBF #4, WBA #5 middleweight Patrick Nielsen (22-0, 11 KOs) on Denmark scored a two round annihilation of Maryland fighter Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (16-4-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark. The heavily tattooed southpaw Nielsen dropped the 38-year-old Jeter twice in round one and battered him to the deck for the count in round two. Time was 1:06. Nielsen claimed vacant WBC Silver middleweight title.

Also, Nielsen’s cruiserweight brother Micki Nielsen (13-0, 11 KOs) claimed the WBC Youth belt with a ten rounds points victory over Gogita Gorgiladze (17-4, 13 KOs).



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Felix “Figgy” Figuora R.I.P.

Felix “Figgy” Figuora, the chief inspector and a deputy commissioner for the New York State Athletic Commission passed on Friday. He worked for the NYSAC for 19 years.

Arrangements for “Figgy” are being handled by R.G. Ortiz Funeral Homes, Inc. 524 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10455 (718) 585-5700. Viewing is Monday and Tuesday 4pm to 9pm.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Amir Khan still waiting for a decision from Floyd Mayweather

A work week has come and gone since Floyd Mayweather’s Khan-Maidana Poll to choose his next opponent, however poll winner Amir Khan is still waiting for Floyd to make a move. On Saturday Khan tweeted an update:

“If it’s not Floyd then who ever he fights, good luck. All this waiting around is not good for boxing fans and the fighters…Left this with my team and Golden Boy Promotions. Don’t want to disappoint fans and keep them waiting, & don’t want to keep myself waiting…Meeting @GoldenBoyBoxing next week to see what my next moves are. Sorry to keep you all waiting.”



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Jacob beats Boschiero for Euro title

By Robert Coster

The famous Jacob boxing family from France can add yet another title to the clan’s collection of championship belts. Young Romain Jacob (21-0, 7 KOs) won the European jr lightweight title yesterday in his hometown of Calais with a 12 round split decision victory over touted Italian Devis Boschiero (34-2-1, 16 KOs). The 25-year-old WBO #15 rated Jacob fought an all-out war with WBA #3, IBF# 3 Boschiero, egged on by the crowd and by his dad, former world champion Thierry Jacob. Jacob prevailed on the judges’ cards by a tally of 115-113, 115-114, 113-115 to the delight of the French boxing fans who firmly believe that the popular youngster will follow the footsteps of his famous Dad. The Jacob boxing dynasty goes back to grandfather Jacques Jacob in the early 60′s. The Jacob brothers and cousins followed the elder Jacob’s legacy and brought countless European title belts to France, not counting the world title belt held by Thierry Jacob.



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: WBA VP Gilberto J. Mendoza

By Gabriel F. Cordero

What can you say about Jose Sulaiman?

If I briefly summed up the contribution of his legacy in my role as a leader of boxing, I’d say he was a man who was highly committed to protect the boxer inside and outside the ring.

What do you think about WBC election on February 11 in Mexico?

Last Tuesday, in Mexico City, the WBC Governors met to make the right decision. The members of the boxing federations representing all continents pushed for continuity. With a unanimous vote, the son of Don Jose gained the support to lead the WBC.

What’s in store for Mauricio Sulaiman and the new WBC?

Not only the challenges facing the troubled world of boxing but also a difficult one: keep firm the presence of the policies of his father. Bring all the values with which he was raised and educated for many years. (more…)



February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Chisora, Fury are heavy wagering favorites

Heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (19-4, 13 KOs) is a -700 favorite to defeat Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (29-4-1, 14 KOs) when they meet tonight in a PPV clash in London. Johnson backers can get +500. The over/under is set at 9.5 rounds. With the defensive-minded Johnson having never been stopped, the over is -380. Under is +315.

In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) at -2150 is a prohibitive favorite over +1300 underdog Joey Abell (29-7, 28 KOs). Fury is also expected to get Abell out of there quickly with the over/under set at just 5.5 rounds. Over is +145, while under is -175. Abell has dropped three of his last five via the KO route.

If Chisora and Fury win as expected, they will meet in a WBO heavyweight eliminator in the summer.



February 15th, 2014

UFC

Lyoto Machida: Here to Stay at 185

“Complex” may not be the perfect word to sum up Lyoto Machida’s fighting style, but it certainly resonates. “The Dragon” has manipulated an extensive history in his family’s “Machida Karate,” which is an offshoot of the Shotokan variety, and infused elements of BJJ and Sumo wrestling, to craft one of the most unique skill sets to ever compete inside the Octagon. So successful was the Brazilian striker’s approach that the first 16 men he faced in live competition had little to no idea how to handle what he brought to the table . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri still unbeaten after defeating Taylor

Long Island boxing fans braved frigid conditions Friday night in Huntington, New York to see undefeated local favorite Chris Algieri (19-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Emanuel “Tranzforma” Taylor (17-2, 12 KOs) in a junior welterweight clash at the Paramount Theater. Algieri pressed the action and outworked Taylor to win by scores of 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

Junior welterweight Jeremy “Hollywood” Bryan (17-3, 7 KOs) won an uneventful eight round unanimous decision over Issouf “Volcano” Kinda (16-2, 6 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-75, 77-75. Very tactical eight rounds.

Unbeaten local jr middleweight Wendy Toussaint (4-0, 0 KOs) won an uneventful four round majority decision over Anthony Gangemi (4-2, 3 KOs). Scores were 38-38 and 39-37 twice.

The card was promoted by Star Boxing.



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Fury hoping to end ‘bad week’ by knocking out Abell

Tyson Fury is hoping a nightmare week can’t get any worse as he returns to action this weekend. The rising heavyweight has endured a terrible last seven days with his wife being rushed into hospital for an emergency operation, two of his cars being set ablaze at his house in an arson attack and to top it off he was cut in sparring ahead of what will be his first return to the ring in ten months. The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion takes on Joey Abell this Saturday night at the Copper Box Arena.

“It’s been hard, it’s been a very bad week for me,” Fury told BoxNation. “My wife was rushed into hospital on Monday for an emergency operation and she was in for five days. I got a cut eye in sparring and then my two cars were burnt down on my drive a couple of days later. I’m just waiting for something else to go wrong now! Hopefully not though!

“Hopefully on Saturday I go out there and knock this guy out and go onto my next fight. All of what has gone on is in the past, I look to the future and not what is behind me. It’s going to be one way or the other. I like gun fights as we’ve seen in my career. Anybody who comes for a fight will get knocked out by me…the people watching are going to get a knockout – that’s for sure. Joey Abell, they may call him ‘The Iceman’ but I bring the heat – and heat melts ice, baby!”



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Flanagan upsets Green

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, Australian cruiserweight Mark “Bam Bam” Flanagan (15-4, 10 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Andrew “Widowmaker” Green (11-1-1, 6 KOs) in round one of a scheduled ten round bout at the Eatons Hill Hotel in Eatons Hill, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Referee Tony Kettlewell calling it off at 2.59. Flanagan, 23 years, was WBO rated as a light heavyweight in 2012 until he suffered a points loss to New Zealander Daniel McKinnon the same year. (more…)



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Love, Bey, Jack opponents named

Opponents have been named for Mayweather Promotions’ February 28 from Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in Verona, NY. Headlining the Showtime-televised card will be undefeated super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (16-0, 9 KOs) against Vladine Biosse (15-2-2, 7 KOs).

In other televised action, Mickey Bey Jr. (19-1-1, 9 KOs) will square off in a 10-round lightweight bout against Alan Herrera (32-5, 21 KOs), hard-hitting Badou Jack (16-0-1, 11 KOs) will meet Derek Edwards (26-3-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout and undefeated Chris Pearson (13-0, 10 KOs) will be showcased in an eight-round middleweight bout against an opponent to be announced. (more…)



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hawaiian Gardens, California

Photos: Al Applerose / Top Rank

Diego Magdaleno 133 vs. Jorge Pazos 132.6
Jessie Magdaleno 127.2 vs. Roberto Castaneda 125
Esquiva Falcao 165 vs. Joshua Robertson 164.4
Trevor McCumby 172.6 vs. Chris Eppley 177
Saul Rodriguez 130 vs. Jose Iniguez 132.8

Venue: C Robert Lee Center, Hawaiian Gardens, CA
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Copenhagen, Denmark

Photos: Photo Wende

Patrick Nielsen 159.8 vs Tony Jeter 158.5
WBC Silver Middleweight Word Title

Micki Nielsen 199.7 vs Gogita Gorgiladze 198.9
WBC Youth Cruiserweight World Title

Klara Svensson 138.7 vs Veronika Hornyak: 140

Promoter: Sauerland Event
Venue: Copenhagen, Denmark

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February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Rachman is Back

By Jeff Pamungkas

Former IBF and WBA minimumweight champion, Muhammad Rachman is heading his third world title belt at his 42 years of age. “I’m not Bernard Hopkins, but he is the inspiration for every body,” Rachman said. Rachman will stage the bout with his newly established promotion company, Muhammad Rachman’s Spirit at Jayapura City, Papua Province, which will take a 6-7 hours flight from Jakarta, the capitol of Indonesia. Rachman (64-11-5, 34 KOs) will trade gloves with his Thai challenger Thortailek sor Tanapinyo (18-15, 7 KOs) for junior flyweight IBO title on February 21. (more…)



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Top Rank inks 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Alexander Gvozdyk

Top Rank announced the signing of yet another nonpareil 2012 Olympian — light heavyweight bronze medalist Alexander Gvozdyk of Ukraine. He will make his professional debut in the spring of 2014. Gvozdyk narrowly missed advancing to the gold medal round, losing a controversial 13-13 semifinal decision on countback to Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan.

Gvozdyk joins a sterling list of Olympians already on Top Rank’s roster, including gold medalists Zou Shiming of China, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, Ryan Mūrata of Japan and Egor Mekhhontcev of Russia, silver medalist Esquiva Falcäo of Brazil and three other exciting prospects — American Jose Ramírez, Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo and Mexican Óscar Valdez — all of whom aspire to become Top Rank’s next generation of world champions.

“Top Rank is delighted to have signed Alexander. We expect him to rise to the top level of his division,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

“Alexander is another great addition to the light heavyweight division which is quickly becoming the hottest weight class in boxing,” said Egis Klimas, Gvozdyk’s manager.



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Promotions

Román González 112 vs Juan kantún 112.5
Daniel Rosas 119 vs Rodrigo Guerrero 119.5
Martín Tepacuetla lbs vs Sammy Reyes 112
Naciff Castillo 120 vs José Cifuentes 120
Luis Nery 118 vs Javier Cifuentes 118
Daniel Sánchez 140 vs Pablo Ordoñez 141

Venue: Palenque Feria Mesoamericana, Tapachula
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7 and Unimas

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February 14th, 2014

UFC

UFC Jaragua 2014 at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bouts between Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi and between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Francis Carmont, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT. Fans can also see seven prelim bouts on UFC Fight Pass, beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Gegard Mousasi (186) VS Lyoto Machida (185)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Francis Carmont (185) VS Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (185)
Takenori Sato (170) VS Erick Silva (170)
Nico Musoke (170) VS Viscardi Andrade (170)
Andy Ogle (146) VS Charles Oliveira (143)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Joe Proctor (155) VS Cristiano Marcello (156)
Ivan Jorge (156) VS Rodrigo Damm (156)
Jesse Ronson (156) VS Francisco Trinaldo (155)
Wilson Reis (135) VS Iuri Alcantara (136)
Maximo Blanco (147.9*) VS Felipe Arantes (146)
Albert Tumenov (170) VS Ildemar Alcantara (171)
Zubaira Tukhugov (146) VS Douglas Silva de Andrade (145)

*Blanco has one hour to lose 1.9 pounds.

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February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Fistic Spring to come in Japan; Yamanaka, Hasegawa, Yaegashi, Inoue appear in world title bouts in April

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Our Japanese fight scribes were fully occupied this week by many press conferences and public workout of ex-Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata who will fight his third professional bout in Macao on February 22. A fistic spring will come in April as there will be many world title bouts scheduled here in Japan. On Tuesday, despite our national holiday of National Foundation, there happened a big press conference at the Grand Palace Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, where a couple of world title bouts on April 23 were announced by Teiken Promotions. Unbeaten southpaw hard-puncher Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KOs) will make the sixth defense of his WBC bantamweight belt against Stephane Jamoye (25-4, 15 KOs) of Belgium at Osaka Castle Gymnasium, Osaka, expecting his fifth consecutive victory by knockout. His initial defense was a unanimous triumph over Vic Darchinyan in 2012, and Yamanaka, since then, disposed of four challengers in splendid fashion in a row.

On the same bill, ex-WBC bantam and feather champ Hozumi Hasegawa (33-4, 15 KOs) will aim for his third belt in the 122-pound category, as he will have an ambitious crack at the IBF super-bantam belt against Spaniard Kiko Martinez (30-4, 22 KOs) in the first title bout of the show. (more…)



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from London

Tyson Fury came in at a whopping 274 pounds, 20 pounds more than he weighed for his previous fight. He never took over his sweat shirt.

Dereck Chisora 238 vs. Kevin Johnson 240
Tyson Fury 274 vs. Joey Abell 241

Frank Buglioni 167 vs. Gaetano Nespro 166
Bradley Skeete 146 vs. Christophe Sebire 144
Hughie Fury 239 vs. Matt Greer ??

Venue: Copper Box Arena
Promoter: Frank Warren
TV: PPV



February 14th, 2014




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