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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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UFC

UFC Fight Night Barueri Prelims: Tim Means Business, Decisions Alexandre

Welterweight veteran Tim Means asked for boos after his split decision win over local favorite Marico Alexandre Saturday night at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil and he certainly got them, but that was no reflection on his UFC Fight Night performance, as he showed his experience edge in pounding out the hard-fought victory . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 20th, 2014



Boxing News

Di Luisa wins European Union title

Andrea Di Luisa (now 17-2, 13 KOs) won by TKO in round eleven the vacant European Union super middleweight title moments ago in Fabrica di Roma (Viterbo), Italy against Roberto Cocco (now 16-12-1, 6 KOs). The fight was stopped for cuts in round eleven by the referee on advice of the doctor.

On the undercard former WBO cruiserweight title challenger Mirko Larghetti (now 22-1, 14 KOs) won by TKO in round three against Peter Hegyes (now 9-11, 4 KOs).

Former European middleweight title challenger Emanuele Blandamura (now 23-1, 5 KOs) won a six round decision against tough French Matiouze Royer (10-18-5, 3 KOs).

Former European super featherweight champion Devis Boschiero (now 35-3-1, 17 KOs) won by TKO in round one against Jorge Luis Munguia (now 10-3, 3 KOs).

Finally middleweight Vadim Gurau (now 3-2, 0 KOs) won a six round decision against Bojan Radovic (now 1-3, 1 KO).

OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show with Italia 1 televised in Italy and Fightklub in Poland.



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Late sub Cox upsets Silgado in Colombia

Cruiserweight Shawn Cox (18-5, 17 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former world title challenger Santandar Silgado (25-3, 20 KOs) at the Coliseo Farid Arana Delgadillo in Maganague, Colombia on Friday night. Cox, of Barbados, replaced original scheduled opponent Ignacio Esparza of Mexico. He had lost three in a row prior to this victory. Colombian Silgado has now dropped three of his last five after starting his career off at 23-0,



December 20th, 2014

UFC

The Time is Now: UFC Launches on Apple TV

With some of the biggest events in mixed martial arts on the horizon, it’s the perfect time for fight fans to access all the action in the Octagon through UFC.tv on Apple TV . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT BARUERI airs on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Japanese heavyweight Kyotaro defeats Frenchman Radeff

fujimoto-radeff1By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese heavyweight champ, WBC#19 Kyotaro Fujimoto (11-1, 6 KOs), 231, scored a one-sided decision (80-73, 79-74 twice) over Frenchman David Radeff (5-9-2, 2 KOs), 209.5, over eight hot rounds on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. Kyotaro, formerly a K-1 (a sort of MMA) champ, seized the vacant national heavyweight belt by defeating more experienced Kotatsu Takehara by a unanimous nod in November of the previous year, beat ex-WBA interim super-welter titlist Nobuhiro Ishida on points and impressively dispatched Takehara in five lopsided rounds of his first defense in September. Kyotaro, a fast-handed speedster, often had Radeff at bay with his quick combinations but the Frenchman showed his heart and durability to refuse to go down until the end of the contest. Fujimoto displayed his improvement and may welcome a more prosperous 2015 with his constant effort. (more…)



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dirrell dominates, eyes Froch

By Dave Spencer

In an IBF super middleweight elimination bout for the #2 position, Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs). Darrell dominated the first eleven rounds, Edwards came on in the final round, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 119-107.

“I got at the end of the round and at least that added a little bit of excitement to the fans, I was glad I was able to do that.” said Dirrell following the fight.

“The biggest mistake I made was staying on the inside and trying to trade with him. (Trainer) Chris (Byrd) was telling me over and over to stay on the outside, box him, put the jab out and he’s going to shoot the right hand and I could catch him with a counter. Overtime I caught him with combination punches he was up and he was out but he still found a way to either drop his head or I couldn’t find that right angle to get the shot off without the risk of getting caught. I had the perfect game plan but I couldn’t finish it.” (more…)



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson takes care of business. Fonfara next?

By Dave Spencer

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over WBC #5 challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-3, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. 21:1 favorite Stevenson was credited with a knockdown in round two, but it was more of a push. There were no questions in round five as Stevenson brutally dropped Sukhotskiy three times to end it. It was the first time Sukhotsky has been stopped. Time was 2:42. Stevenson will have time for one more voluntary defense before being required to make a mandatory title defense against the winner of the March fight between WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal.

“He made the fight an easy fight,” said Stevenson’s trainer Javan Hill afterwards. “It was a little bit difficult at the beginning because Dmitri was so much of a defensive fighter. After he started moving and setting up his timing and setting his shots up, that’s when he started getting the knockdowns.” (more…)



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Russell: I’d beat Lomachenko 99 times out of 100

Former world featherweight title challenger Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., returns to the ring tonight where he will be boxing former California State champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., in a 10-rounder on Showtime Extreme from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. “I’ve been training for about two months. My hands are fine and I’m roaring to get in the ring,” said Russell Friday. “I’m fighting a tough guy who is definitely confident that he can upset me, which is exactly the kind of fighter I want to fight.”

Russell is coming off his first career loss against current WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko in June. “I will never get over the loss to Lomachenko. Even if we fight again and I beat him, I will never forget that first loss,” he stated. “I expect 2015 will be a very big year for me. I want to fight for another world title, win it, and then immediately challenge Lomachenko to a unification fight. I believe if we fight again I will win. In fact I feel if we fought 100 times, I would beat him in 99 of them.” (more…)



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dan wins another close one

By Dave Spencer

In an IBF welterweight eliminator for #1, Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over Kevin Bizier (23-2, 16 KOs) to become mandatory challenger for IBF champion Kell Brook. Bizier dropped Dan in round seven, but Dan came away with 115-112, 114-113 scores on two cards, Bizier was up 114-113 on the third card. It was the second time Dan has defeated Bizier by split decision.

Asked if he was surprised about walking into Bizier’s backyard of Quebec City and getting a pair of split decisions in just over a year, Dan responded, “No. I did my best. I controlled most of the rounds, I controlled the fight, I dictated the pace and he catch me, but I catch him good too. I think I finished strong and I think I showed I wanted to win the fight so I’m not surprised.” (more…)



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Half-point system tested in SA

By Ron Jackson

The half-point scoring system has been used in South Africa for the first time, without causing any debate. The system, which the World Boxing Association adopted in 2012 and has been in operation in WBA title fights, was used when Siyabonga Siyo and Siphamandla Baleni fought for vacant WBA Pan-African light-flyweight title in East London on December 12. Siyo won by unanimous decision, judge Carlos Sucre Jr scoring it 116 to 115.5, Siphino Mbini’s card showing 117-113.5 and Shesshe Dunja’s 117-116.

Stan Christodoulou, a WBA adviser for regional development, and Carlos Sucre Sr, a WBA judge from Venezuela, had earlier presented a paper on the half-point scoring system at a seminar in East London. The intention is to try to eliminate disputed decisions in close fights, and much research has gone into establishing the effectiveness of the system. (more…)



December 20th, 2014

UFC

Lyoto Machida: No Time to Waste

One more round. That’s all Lyoto Machida may have needed to dethrone Chris Weidman in their UFC 175 fight for the middleweight championship of the world . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT BARUERI airs on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO over WBC #5 challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-3, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. 21:1 favorite Stevenson was credited with a knockdown in round two, but it was more of a push. There were no questions in round five as Stevenson brutally dropped Sukhotskiy three times to end it. It was the first time Sukhotsky has been stopped. Time was 2:42. Stevenson will have time for one more voluntary defense before being required to make a mandatory title defense against the winner of the March fight between WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal.

In an IBF welterweight eliminator for #1, Jo Jo Dan (34-2, 18 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over Kevin Bizier (23-2, 16 KOs) to become mandatory challenger for IBF champion Kell Brook. Bizier dropped Dan in round seven, but Dan came away with 115-112, 114-113 scores on two cards, Bizier was up 114-113 on the third card. It was the second time Dan has defeated Bizier.

In an IBF super middleweight elimination bout for the #2 position, Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs). Darrell dominated the first eleven rounds, Edwards came on in the final round, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 119-107.

Two-time Olympian light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev (7-0, 7 KOs) scored a TKO over Jeff Page (15-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night in Quebec City, Canada. It was a brawl from the beginning. Page knocked Beterbiev down in round one but Beterbiev returned strong in round two, knocking Page down three times to win by TKO. Time of the stoppage was 2:21. (more…)



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Cuellar, Tamayo make weight

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

The eight fighters who will compete on Showtime Extreme Saturday night all made weight at Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. The card is promoted by Goossen Promotions.

Jesus Andres Cuellar 126 vs. Ruben Tamayo 124.8
(WBA interim featherweight title)

Gary Russell Jr. 126.6 vs. Chris Martin 126
Julian Williams 153.8 vs. Jamar Freeman 153.2
Julius Jackson 168 vs. Jonathan Nelson 167.6

Off-TV fights:
Anthony Peterson 138.8 vs. Hector Velasquez 138.8
Tony Harrison 154.8 vs. Tyrone Brunson 156.2
Yasmany Consuegra 239.2 vs. Byron Polley 259.8
Fabian Maidana 152.4 vs. Omar Avelar 154.6
Miguel Flores 126.4 vs. Jose Araiza 125.8
Dominic Wade 162 vs. Eddie Hunter TBA

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December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Reveco retains WBA flyweight title in thriller

WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (35-1, 19 KOs) of Argentina retained his title in spectacular fashion by way of fifth round TKO over mandatory challenger Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep (34-3, 20 KOs) of Thailand on Friday night at the Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina. Vor Saengthep got off to a good start, dropping Reveco in round two with a straight right. The enthusiatic hometown crowd got behind Reveco as he rose to his feet. Reveco didnt appear seriously hurt but definitely showed respect for Vor Saengthep’s power. Rounds three and four were fought fairly evenly. In round five, Reveco caught Vor Saengthep with a vicious body shot. Vor Saengthep beat the count but it was obviously he didnt catch his breath. He tried to fend off Reveco, who was firing upstairs and down with rapid and accurate forceful punches. The referee had seen enough at that point and waved the fight off at 40 seconds of round five.



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez loses WBA interim belt on the scale

WBA interim super featherweight champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vazquez of Costa Rica lost his title on the scale after weighing three pounds over the 130 pound division limit on Friday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He opted not to try to lose the excess weight and never returned to the scale.

Local favorite Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson weighed 129.2 pounds and will be eligible to win the now vacant interim title with a win on Saturday over Vazquez.



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Ruiz outweighs Liakhovich by 36 pounds

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Andy Ruiz Jr 267.8 vs. Siarhei Liakhovich 231.1
(NABF and WBO I/C heavyweight titles)

Daniel Echeverria 139.5 vs. Noe Lopez 136.5
Trevor McCumby 171.5 vs. Milton Nunez 168.7
Oscar Valdez 129.3 vs. Jean Javier Sotelo 129.3
Joet Gonzalez 121.9 vs. Jaime Gutierrez 121.4
Erick De Leon 131.7 vs. Juliano Sarinana 133.6
Francisco De Vaca 124.2 vs. Jesus Navarro 127.2
David Benavidez 167 vs. Azamat Umarzoda 166.1
Juan Carlos Dias 115.1 vs. Alexis Zazueta 116.6
Victor Serrano 127.4 vs. Pedro Duran 127.6

Venue: Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Long Island

Cletus Seldin 139.2 vs. Bayan Jargal 139.4
Joe Smith Jr. 178.8 vs. Maxell Taylor 181.2
Anthony Karperis 135 vs. Ian James 136.2
Constantin Bejenaru 217.2 vs. Jon Bolden 223.4
Johnny Hernandez 133.4 vs. Jack Grady 133.8
Wendy Toussaint 146.8 vs. Malik Jackson 145.6

Venue: Paramount Theatre, Huntington, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Mark Geraldo 115 vs McJoe Arroyo 114.7
Hebert Quartey 133 vs Roman Martinez 135
Antonio Joao Bento 134 vs Jose Gonzalez 135
Paty Ramirez 152 vs Hanna Gabriel 152
Jonathan Garcia TBA vs Rodrigo Garcia 150
Roberto Rivera 133 vs Edgardo Rivera 133
Felix Perez 121 vs Jean Carlos Lopez 118
Alexis Diaz 110 vs Roy Mendez 110

Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions Inc.
Venue: El San Juan Resort and Casino, Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico
TV: Direct TV PPV

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December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Jessie Magdaleno Headlines January 10 in Las Vegas

Jessie Magdaleno will return home to take on Erik Ruiz of Oxnard, Ca. at Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino in Las Vegas on a big Top Rank boxing card on Saturday, January 10. Magdaleno, 19-0, 15 KOs, has been training in Palm Springs, Ca. with Joel Diaz who also is the chief trainer for Timothy Bradley. Magdaleno is managed by Frank Espinoza in California. Ruiz has a record of 13-1, 6 KOs. Magdaleno vs Ruiz will headline a seven-bout card.

“Jessie Magdaleno is among the best worldwide in his division (super bantamweight),” Diaz said. “He’s explosive, has power in both hands and has great defense. He is getting close to fighting for a world title.” (more…)



December 19th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Barueri at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the light heavyweight bout between Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway and the bantamweight bout between Renan Barao and Mitch Gagnon, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil beginning at 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the first two prelims of the night will be available exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
CB Dollaway (186) VS Lyoto Machida (185)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Mitch Gagnon (136) VS Renan Barao (136)
Patrick Cummins (206*) VS Antonio Carlos Junior (205)
Rashid Magomedov (155) VS Elias Silverio (155)
Mike Rhodes (171) VS Erick Silva (171)
Antonio dos Santos (186) VS Daniel Sarafian (186)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Igor Pokrajac (206) VS Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205)
Renato Moicano (146) VS Tom Niinimaki (146)
Darren Elkins (145) VS Hacran Dias (146)
Ulka Sasaki (135) VS Leandro Issa (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Tim Means (171) VS Marcio Alexandre (171)
Jake Collier (185) VS Vitor Miranda (185)

* Cummins made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing in at 206.8

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT BARUERI airs on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, December 20 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Munich

Weights and photos by Tony Mayger

The weigh-in for the light heavyweight clash between Munich’s Robin Krasniqi and Dariusz Sek of Poland was held at the Dolce Munich Hotel today in Unterschleissheim.

Both fighters came in under the 175lb weight limit, Krasniqi tipped the scales at 79,1kg (174lb 6.2oz) while Sek registered his weight at 79,2kg (174lb 9.7oz).

The undercard fighters’ weights are below:

Tom Pahlmann 82,8kg v Stanislavs Makarenko 86,2kg
Moritz Stahl 79,3kg v Varol Vekiloglu 79,0kg
Tom Schwarz 106,4kg v Adnan Buharalija 102,5kg
Domenic von Chrzanowski 72,3kg v Eduards Gerasimovs 71,6kg
Dominic Bösel 79,15kg v Mohamed Merah 77,4kg

A win for Krasniqi tomorrow will set up a world title challenge with fellow German Juergen Braehmer who has held the WBA belt since defeating Marcus Oliveira one year ago.

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December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez, returns to the ring for boxing exhibition

Looking fit and trim, Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, 52, sparred four rounds in a boxing exhibition at the Centro de Usos Múltiples (CUM) in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. “El Gran Campeón Mexicano” first went two rounds with businessman Vicente Sagrestano Alcaraz, then stepped it up with two rounds against cruiserweight Luis “Indio” Garcia. Chavez thrilled the crowd of 3000+ by landing several thudding hooks to the liver, the trademark punch that made him a Hall of Famer.

“I’m too old,” said Chavez, “but I still have a little left. Thank you all for coming and supporting us with a toy for underprivileged children. After ten years without doing it in the ring. I got tired and my reflexes are gone, but I gladly took the risk for the benefit of the children.”

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December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Stevenson a 21:1 betting favorite to retain belt tonight against Sukhotskiy

By Karl Freitag

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend his title against WBC #5 challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) tonight at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. “I’m going to win by knockout,” promised Stevenson. “Emanuel (Steward) always told me that knockouts sell, so I’m going to win by knockout. It’s going to be a short night on Showtime.”

To date, the 33-year-old Sukhotsky has never been stopped. He previously challenged for the WBO title, losing a hard fought unanimous decision to Jurgen Braehmer in 2009. His other defeat was a one-sided points loss to Cornelius White in 2012. His TKO2 win over Kovalev’s current IBF mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in 2011 is his most impressive win.

If the 37-year-old Stevenson is victorious tonight as expected, he will have time for one more voluntary defense before being required to make a mandatory title defense.

Interestingly, in an unprecedented move earlier this week, the WBC announced that Stevenson’s mandatory challenger will be none other than the winner of the March fight between WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and Jean Pascal.

“My plan is to face Kovalev in 2015. But first we need to focus and win this fight. Then we can talk 2015,” commented Stevenson, who is a huge -2150 favorite to defeat +1300 outsider Sukhotsky. The over/under is 9.5 rounds. “Over” is +135, “Under” is -155.



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Saunders and Joshua headline April 4

Bradley Saunders and Anthony Joshua will headline a show at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England on April 4. Saunders will take on Dave Ryan for the Commonwealth light welterweight title, while Joshua will be fighting in his 12th pro fight vs. TBA.

Joshua is also scheduled to face former world title challenger Kevin Johnson for the WBC International heavyweight title in London next month.



December 19th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Barueri Prelim Fantasy Preview

The UFC’s final trip to Brazil in 2014 goes down this Saturday night and the preliminary card will feature a number of local fighters looking to make an impact in front of a home country crowd . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT BARUERI airs on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, December 20 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Bergman Returns Saturday

Former NABA-US heavyweight champion Jason “The Ironman” Bergman (23-11, 16 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at Wheeling Isle Casino in West Virginia. A winner of 14 of his last 16 fights, the 6’2 240 pound, heavy hitting Bergman will battle durable American veteran Robert Hawkins (23-22, 7 KOs) in the main event. In the co-feature, undefeated Wesley Tucker (5-0) faces veteran Marteze Logan (26-59) in a six round welterweight scrap. On the undercard, super welterweight Brandon Brewer (11-0), welterweight Josh Baker (2-0) and super middles Ian Green (1-0) and Shakeel Phinn (debut) will appear in separate bouts.

The 10 bout Pro/Am card is being presented by MadeMen Promotions with the first fight hitting the bell at 7:30pm. Tickets $30 (general admission) and $50 (reserved) are available by calling (304)670-9406.



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Peterson Camp Refutes Amidu Camp Claims

By Gary “Digital” Williams

A Hitz Boxing statement that appeared on Fightnews.com said that Washington, DC lightweight Anthony Peterson and his camp refused to take a bout against Yakubu Amidu on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, WA. According to that document, Peterson trainer Barry Hunter did not want Peterson to fight Amidu and “has been trying to get out of the bout since we signed the bout contract,” stated to Amidu’s promoter, Bobby Hitz.

According to a source close to the Peterson camp, Hitz’s claim is absolutely bogus.

“We have not turned down, and wouldn’t turn down, any opponent who wants to fight us,” the source told Fightnews. “We are ready to go against anyone. ”

The Peterson representative also refutes the claim that Amidu had a signed contract to face Peterson. “His name did not come up in negotiations,” the source said. “We were getting ready to fight someone else and he was injured. The next name that came up was Hector Velazquez.” Velazquez will be Peterson’s opponent on Saturday night.

“What was put out in the press release is totally without merit,” the source said.



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Philippine Coast Guard makes Manny Pacquiao a “one-star general.” More

Former great Evander Holyfield calls Pacquiao-Mayweather a “toss-up.” More

Video: Andy Lee “blown away” by hometown reception on return. More

Speaking of hometown reception, Amir Khan was honored in Boulton. More



December 19th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel and Casino as the WBC wound down it’s 52nd annual convention. The day opened up with a mini birthday celebration for WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman (December 30). Legal counsel Robert Lenhardt presented the early birthday boy with some mementos of his favorite NFL team- a Dallas Cowboys spit bucket, Dallas Cowboys box of tissues (to drown his sorrows) and a rosary to pray for the last two weeks of the season that could’ve been!

Referee Frank Garza of the WBC Low Blow Band which performed at last night’s talent show, presented his own personal guitar- signed by nearly twenty world champions to the birthday boy, who in turned pledged $15,000 toward the WBC retirement fund for boxers.

Kunming, China has been all but confirmed as the the site of the 2015 WBC convention. Chinese Boxing Federation president Lin Tao accepted the passing of the WBC flag as representative of the next host city (much like the Olympic tradition). (more…)



December 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Tarver calls out David Haye

All five-time world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) wants for Christmas is a signed contract to fight former two-division world champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs), ideally, during the first-quarter of 2015. Tarver had been sending direct tweets for the past six months to Haye, who hasn’t fought in more than two years, without receiving a response. Coming off last week’s impressive seventh-round knockout of veteran Johnathan Banks (29-3-1, 19 KOs), Tarver has taken off the proverbial gloves and he is now publicly calling out Haye, who insists, once again, that he is coming out of retirement. (more…)



December 18th, 2014




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