WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Announcement

Tony Campbell passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 1980s Australian welterweight contender Tony “Tiger” Campbell has suddenly passed away in Sydney at the age of 48 years. Tony was a tough walk up southpaw who clashed with world class Jeff “Flash” Malcolm in 1982 and three-time world challenger Troy Waters in 1985. Tony had 35 fights and also clashed with Russell Sands, Billy Harrison, John Boglin and Roy Alexander. Tony will be sadly missed by his family and the Australian boxing fraternity. Funeral service for Tony will be at Pinegrove Crematorium at Minchinbury in West Chapell at 11:30AM Friday.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former 1980s Australian welterweight contender Tony “Tiger” Campbell has suddenly passed away in …


Boxing News

Fury-Maddalone on WealthTV

WealthTV will televise this Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KOs) and American fan-favorite Vinny Maddalone (35-7, 26 KOs), live starting at 5 p.m. ET from Hand Arena in Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom.

WealthTV will televise this Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KOs) and American fan-favorite Vinny …



UFC

UFC announces first-ever event in China

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization continued its foray into new territories today, officially announcing its first-ever event in the People’s Republic of China, and its second event in Asia this year. Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China located off the mainland’s southern coast, will host a UFC event on November 10, 2012. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization continued its foray into new territories today, officially announcing its first-ever event in the People’s …


Boxing News

Don King congratulates Mexican President-Elect

Hall of Fame promoter Don King sent congratulations today to Enrique Pena Nieto for winning Sunday’s election to become the new president of Mexico. King met the 45-year-old president-elect last June while in Mexico and was greatly impressed. “Pena Nieto is the people’s choice and the people’s champion in Mexico, and he has my heartfelt congratulations,” King said. “In the words of Father Miguel Hidalgo, ‘Mexicanos, Viva Mexico!’ When he takes office, I know there will be a rebirth of boxing in Mexico. Mexicans are fighters inside the ring and outside the ring, and I look for a bigger, better and brighter future for all Mexicans. Viva Enrique Pena Nieto! Viva Mexico!”

Hall of Fame promoter Don King sent congratulations today to Enrique Pena Nieto for winning Sunday’s election to become the …




Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson stare down


Boxing News

Fortuna ready for Cruz

Photos: Ricardo Conde

Highly talented featherweight and knockout artist Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, training under the guidance of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym in Oxnard, California, home of universally recognized middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), takes on former IBF featherweight world champion Cristobal ‘Lacandón’ Cruz (39-13-3, 23 KOs) of Mexico on Friday July 6th in a 10-round main event bout on ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada which is being presented by Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions.

In his last outing this past April, in a battle of undefeated fighters, the southpaw Fortuna was able to stop Yuandale Evans (16-1, 12 KOs) in one round after sending Evans to the canvas twice in the first round.

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Photos: Ricardo Conde Highly talented featherweight and knockout artist Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, …


Boxing News

Photos: Donaire-Mathebula, Pavlik-Rosinsky media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa pose during media day at Fortune Gym in Hollywood for their upcoming world title unification fight on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous …


Boxing News

Probe clears Bradley-Pacquiao judges

The Nevada State Attorney General has sent a letter to Top Rank informing them that “no evidence of wrongdoing” was found in their investigation of the controversial June 9 clash between Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal the matter is closed unless someone comes forward with criminal allegations.

The Nevada State Attorney General has sent a letter to Top Rank informing them that “no evidence of wrongdoing” was …



Boxing News

“Chelo” Gonzalez opponent named

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

WBO #4 lightweight contender Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (19-0, 14 KOs) will face former world title challenger Joseph Laryea (14-7, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo card this Saturday at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. “This Saturday we are going to bring a good show with the fight between Chelo Gonzalez and Laryea, unbeaten Glen Tapia and other seven bouts at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barcelo in Toa Baja, Chelo’s hometown,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PR Best president, said. “This is another step for Chelo in his way to a world title chance.” (more…)

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best WBO #4 lightweight contender Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (19-0, 14 KOs) will face former world title challenger …


Boxing News

Mthalane-Nuñez for IBF title in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF flyweight world champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) of South Africa will defend his crown against the top challenger Ricardo Nuñez (24-2, 20 KOs) on Panama in a fight to be held in the Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City on a date to be determined. The fight had been called for IBF purse bid but the local promoter Roger Espiño indicated he has reached an agreement with South African promoter Branco Milenkovic and Branco Sports Productions do the fight in Panama.

By Gabriel F. Cordero IBF flyweight world champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) of South Africa will defend his crown …


Boxing News

Briggs throws out opening pitch

Photo: Miami Marlins/Robert Vigon

Photo: Miami Marlins/Robert Vigon

Former 2-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) threw out the opening pitch Sunday for the two-time world champion Miami Marlins. Briggs threw out the opening pitch back in 2007 when he was WBO Heavyweight champion at the old ballpark when the team was still the Florida Marlins. The brand new Miami Marlins stadium was just opened this current 2012 baseball season. The recently unretired Briggs signed autographs and took pictures with several, and spoke with the Marlins personnel as there is interest in hosting a boxing event at the new stadium. The Marlins won the game 5-2 over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Photo: Miami Marlins/Robert Vigon Former 2-time heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) threw out the opening …


UFC

The Blueprint: Ortiz vs. Griffin III

Tito Ortiz certainly didn’t choose an easy fight to celebrate his storied UFC career.

The iconic former champion will enter the Octagon for the final time as a competitor on Saturday night. Standing across from him will be a guy who he fought twice before—former champion Forrest Griffin. Both bouts ended in a controversial split decision, with each man winning once. Both bouts were action-packed, fan-friendly fights . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Tito Ortiz certainly didn’t choose an easy fight to celebrate his storied UFC career. The iconic former champion will enter …



Boxing News

Acosta-Hovhannisyan undercard

By Francisco Salazar

As first reported by Fightnews.com a few weeks ago, youth versus experience will be showcased as former world title holder Miguel Acosta will take on Art Hovhannisyan in a scheduled 10 round bout. The bout will take place at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA on July 20th and will be televised on Showtime. Gary Shaw Productions matchmaker John Beninati notified Fightnews.com on Monday that Showtime approved two more bouts to be televised as a ShoBox: The New Generation triple-header card. In a compelling scheduled eight round bout, unbeaten junior middleweight Julian Williams (9-0-1, 4 KOs) takes on Said El Harrak (10-2-1, 5 KOs). Unbeaten super bantamweight Roman Morales (10-0, 6 KOs) fights Alexis Santiago (11-2-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled eight round bout. Featherweight Rufino Serrano (12-4) of nearby Santa Maria will take on Rob Diezel (8-4, 3 KOs) in a scheduled six round bout. Tickets start at $35 and could be purchased at the Chumash Casino Resort box office or by calling 1-800-CHUMASH. First bell is scheduled for 5:30 local time.

By Francisco Salazar As first reported by Fightnews.com a few weeks ago, youth versus experience will be showcased as former …


Boxing News

Burns, Mitchell promise a war

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KOs) and Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KOs) faced off at a press conference today to officially announce their WBO lightweight title fight on September 22 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ricky Burns: “The fight trade has been talking about us two meeting for a while now and it’s happening at the perfect time. Mitchell is a great fighter and I’ve got to know him well outside of the ring, but it’s a shame in this business that that will have to be put aside while we’re fighting it out and there can only be one winner. For me it’s about testing myself against the best and proving how good I am. Mitchell’s the next best in Britain and I’m sure he’s going to give me the hardest fight of my career and that’s what I’m preparing for: a real battle.”

Kevin Mitchell: “I was over the moon when Frank [Warren] made the fight between me and Burns, it’s the fight I’ve been desperate for and I know Burns has really wanted it, the fans have wanted it and so have the media, so it’s a dream that it’s finally on now. Frank’s the best promoter out there and he knows when the time is right to make the big fights and he’s made a blinder sticking me and Ricky together now, it’s going to be a right war between us, the best you’ll see this year. If Frank had said to me it’s a choice between a date with Kelly Brook or a world title fight against Burns on September 22nd then it’s Burns all day long, that how excited it has got me!”

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KOs) and Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KOs) faced off at a press conference …


Boxing News

Salgado-Barros for IBF title in August

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs), will defend his crown for the third time against former WBA champion Jonathan Barros (34-2-1, 18 KOs) on August 4 at venue to be determined in an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Salgado is coming off a majority decision win over Martin “Brochas” ​​Honorio in April, while Barros beat Gustavo Bermudez in Montevideo, Uruguay on June 23. Barros lost his title to Celestino Caballero in October 2011.

By Gabriel F. Cordero IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (25-1-1, 16 KOs), will defend his crown for …


Boxing News

Michael Clark returns July 21

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (42-7) returns to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio on July 21st at Promo West Pavilion. A former NABF, NABA and WBC continental champion, Clark will face undefeated, yet untested, Jake Giuriceo (16-0) of nearby Youngstown for the Ohio State super lightweight title. Promoted by Troy Speakman, the card will also feature undefeated local heavyweight John L. Smith (11-0). Trained by James “Buster” Douglas, Smith will battle Keith Barr (8-1) over six rounds. Tickets are $20 (general admission), $30 (reserved) and $40 (ringside) and available by calling 614-273-9075.

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (42-7) returns to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio on July 21st …



Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. targets Wlodarczyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Ringpolska.pl

It took Roy Jones Jr (56-8, 40 KOs) two days to arrive from Poland to the US soil because of airline troubles, but the former four-division champ has no problem of coming back.

“I’m not a youngster in this sport so battling Glazewski wasn’t really in my plans. It just happened that way,” said Jones in a Fightnews.com interview. “However I do take my hat off to him and applaud him for a great effort. But at the end of the day, I really want a shot at the cruiserweight title. But I did promise a trifecta, so if the fans wanna use #2 up on Glazewski, I’ll have to consider it. I want the Polish public satisfied. I came to battle Kostecki but I refused to not give the fans a fight. So if I must concentrate on Glazewski and beat him more convincingly, that’s not a problem either. But I’d rather move on towards my goal.”

This goal, after beating WBC #8 Pawel Glazewski (17-1, 4 KOs) is the only belt Jones still wants to have in his extensive collection, the WBC cruiserweight title which belongs to another Polish fighter, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (46-2, 33 KOs).

By Przemek Garczarczyk Video: Ringpolska.pl It took Roy Jones Jr (56-8, 40 KOs) two days to arrive from Poland to …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson Presser

Photos: Michaelsterlingeaton.com

Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs), and Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs), participated today in a press conference at the “Hotel Bellevue Pallace Bern” and talked about their upcoming clash next Saturday. WBA/WBO super champion, IBO/IBF world heavyweight champion Klitschko and his challenger Thompson will face off at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I feel great and I am happy that the fight is near. When I was 30 years old I thought I had reached my peak but I am still getting better from fight to fight. Thompson knows me as good as no other boxer. He was my sparring partner once, he fought me four years ago, so he knows exactly what to expect on fight night. I am sure he will be better than ever.”

Tony Thompson: ”I don’t want to talk a lot and I will not spit at Wladimir. I have trained very hard and want the world to see that my time has come!”

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Photos: Michaelsterlingeaton.com Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 50 KOs), and Tony Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs), participated today in a press conference at …


Boxing News

Michael Timm leaving Universum

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Legendary trainer Michael Timm will leave his long term employer, Universum Boxing-Promotion on the first of August. The 50-year-old will join the German Boxing Association (DBV) at the Olympic Training centre in Schwerin, where he will become the head coach from the first of August. Timm, who lives in Schwerin with his wife, signed a free contract until the end of the year. However he got also offered a permanent 4-year contract from the first of January 2013 as the head coach of the federal base. Universum boss Waldemar Kluch regrets Timm’s decision, but will not put any obstacles in his way. “We have accepted his decision and will let him go to his home city. We agreed to an early cancellation of his contract. He did a great job and the move to amateur boxing will be of big help for German boxing. We wish him all the best,” said Kluch. (more…)

Legendary trainer Michael Timm will leave his long term employer, Universum Boxing-Promotion on the first of August. The 50-year-old will …


UFC

Watch UFC 148 press conference today!

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen live Tuesday, July 3 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Dana White, Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen live Tuesday, July 3 at …


Announcement

Byarm ready for ‘Mago’ showdown

Washington DC (via Philadelphia) heavyweight locomotive Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) says he’s never had a better training camp than the one he just finished in preparation for his 10-round showdown with Russian southpaw powerhouse Magomed “Mago” Abdusalamov (14-0, 14 KOs). The two big men will meet for the WBC United States (USNBC) Silver Heavyweight Championship in the co-main event of the Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions show entitled “The Moment of Truth”, this Friday, July 6, at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

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Washington DC (via Philadelphia) heavyweight locomotive Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) says he’s never had a better training …


UFC

UFC 148 is too close to call

When Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC® middleweight title on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, he started the fight as a 4-1 underdog. He is the underdog once again for Saturday’s eagerly-awaited UFC 148 rematch, but the odds this time are significantly closer due to Sonnen’s incredible success in the first fight.

Chael Sonnen said: “To say this guy is superior to me is a joke. Look at the statistics from the first fight. I out-landed him by over 200 punches, I took him down at will, I passed his guard at will and I beat him on the feet too.” (more…)

When Chael Sonnen challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC® middleweight title on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, he started …


Boxing News

Donaire hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire works out in Manhattan Beach in preparation for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa. Donaire will headline a spectacular Top Rank promoted doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire works out in Manhattan Beach …


Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has informed Fightnews.com that a fight scheduled for July 21 between WBA super lightweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) and undefeated Keith Thurman (17-0, 16 KOs) is off. The fight was announced to be held at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on the card headined by WBO super featherweight champion Adrian Bonner (23-0, 19 KOs) against Vicente Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs). According to the source the fight has been announced but the Maidana Team did not receive nor sign contracts for the non-title fight and apparently have decided not to fight. After the victory of Lucas Matthysse (31-2, 29 KOs), there’s a possibility for a big Maidana-Matthysse fight at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has informed Fightnews.com that a fight scheduled for July 21 between WBA super lightweight …


Boxing News

Pedraza added to Aug 31 PR card

The 23-year-old top super featherweight prospect, José “Sniper” Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs), has been added to the August 31 “Night of Champions” boxing event taking place at the Guillermo Angulo Coliseum in Carolina, Puerto Rico. His opponent will be announced on a later date. The 10-round main event will feature Thomas Dulorme (15-0, 12 KOs), who will face Colombian fighter Ivan Hernandez (29-3, 23 KOs).

The 23-year-old top super featherweight prospect, José “Sniper” Pedraza (9-0, 6 KOs), has been added to the August 31 “Night …


Boxing News

Biosse back into action July 19th

Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (13-1-1, 6 KOs) doesn’t have time to sit back and reflect on his huge win over Joey “K.O. Kid” Spina in May. The Providence, R.I., native will headline Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ professional boxing event on July 19th at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “I’m going to be a world champion,” proclaimed Biosse. “It’s not that I want to be one or hope to be one – I’m going to be a world champion, and that’s it. I’ve put too much into this sport to stop now.” He will face TBA.

Also cruiserweight Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-3, 10 KOs) will face Jesse Oltmanns (10-3, 7 KOs) in the six-round co-feature while super middleweights Keith Kozlin (6-3-1, 4 KOs) and Reynaldo Rodriguez (6-4-1, 3 KOs) will look to settle the score in a rematch from their fight last July, which ended in a draw. (more…)

Super middleweight Vladine Biosse (13-1-1, 6 KOs) doesn’t have time to sit back and reflect on his huge win over …


UFC

Guillard working on finding a happy medium

If you thought you saw UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard out on the links in South Florida but weren’t sure if that was “The Young Assassin” taking aim, your eyes weren’t playing tricks on you. So dare we say that the New Orleans native is becoming a man of leisure in his “old” age? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

If you thought you saw UFC lightweight Melvin Guillard out on the links in South Florida but weren’t sure if …


Boxing News

Rios, Diaz headline July 28

The Coachella Valley’s hotbed of boxing – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA – will host another fight card on July 28 with rising super featherweight star Ronny Rios (18-0, 8 KOs) and former two-time lightweight world champion Julio Diaz in co-featured fights. The Rios and Diaz fights, which will be contested against opponents to be named, will headline TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo.”

The Coachella Valley’s hotbed of boxing – Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, CA – will host another fight card …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson officials named

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work Saturday’s heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko and Tony Thompson, to be held at the Stade de Suisse, Berne, Switzerland. The referee will be Sam Williams (USA). Judges are Alejandro Lopez (Mexico), Dave Parris (UK) and Roberto Ramirez Sr. (Puerto Rico). WBO supervisor for this bout will be Valcarcel himself.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work Saturday’s heavyweight title bout between Wladimir Klitschko and …


Boxing News

Ruiz, Mucino defend WBA belts Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican interim WBA world champions Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (bantamweight) and Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (flyweight) defend their crowns on Saturday at the Estadio Arturo C. Nahl in La Paz in Baja California Sur at an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast in Mexico by Televisa. Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) will defend Nicaraguan challenger Jean Sampson (12-1, 7 KOs) and Muciño (15-2,-1, 7 KOs) will an opponent to be announced (Hollie Dunaway and Jessica Nery have been mentioned). Also unbeaten lightweight prospect Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez (14-0-1, 13 KOs) defends his WBC silver crown against Nicaraguan Rene “Chirizo” Gonzalez (29-5-1, 22 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican interim WBA world champions Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (bantamweight) and Arely “Machine Gun” Muciño (flyweight) defend …


Boxing News

Brook: I thrive on big fight pressure

Kell Brook says he thrives under the pressure of a big fight night ahead of taking on Carson Jones in an IBF World welterweight title eliminator on Saturday in Sheffield, England – and he has heaped more onto his own shoulders by promising a knockout win. Brook and Jones clash at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield and the unbeaten Brook says he has to KO the American to prove he is worthy of his first world title shot.

“There’s always been pressure on me since I put the gloves on people have been watching,” said Brook. “I got rid of a lot of nerves after fighting in front of such a massive crowd against Matthew Hatton and I used the pressure and nerves to my advantage. I coasted through the fight really, and this time I want to move through the gears and really hurt him. It’s such a high class division that you have to do something special to get noticed – I know that I have to get rid of this guy in style on Saturday night and believe me, I will.” (more…)

Kell Brook says he thrives under the pressure of a big fight night ahead of taking on Carson Jones in …


Boxing News

Eddde Chambers undergoes surgery today

Eddie Chambers will undergo surgery today to repair an injury he suffered during his June 16th battle against Tomasz Adamek. Chambers revealed, “At the end of the first round I felt something rip. I remember thinking ‘Hey, that didn’t feel right.’ It turns out I the tore a tendon that connects my bicep to the bone. I am having surgery to repair that.”

Chambers is anxious to get back in the ring, “Once I have the surgery, I will do physical therapy for about 2 months. I will keep in shape physically. You know running, and anything that doesn’t require upper body, etc. Just to stay in shape and stay ready so that once I get back it’s not going to take as long to get ready for fighting. I want to get back into a fight as soon as I possibly can after that.”

Eddie Chambers will undergo surgery today to repair an injury he suffered during his June 16th battle against Tomasz Adamek. …


Boxing News

Konecny-Baysangurov collide October 6

Photo: Eroll Popova

After several cancellations and postponements, WBO interim super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny will finally face WBO titleholder Zaurbek Baysangurov for the full WBO championship on October 6. The event will be run as a co-promotion of SES-Boxing and K2 Promotions and take place at the “Palace of Sports” in Kiev, Ukraine.

Lukas Konecny: “After winning the title I’ve had so much positive feedback from the entire boxing world and with the euphoria in my home country, the Czech Republic, I’m sure that against Baysangurov I’ll secure “absolute power” in the super welterweight division. I’ve worked for this title for so long, and overcome so many disappointments – I can only win. I have a responsibility to my countrymen and my family!”

SES promoter Ulf Steinforth: “I’m glad that this “showdown” is coming in this weight class. If Lukas Konecny shows the form he has shown, especially in his last fight, this will be the “final coronation” as he shows he is the best super welterweight the world!” (more…)

Photo: Eroll Popova After several cancellations and postponements, WBO interim super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny will finally face WBO titleholder …


Boxing News

NBC extends contract with Main Events

NBC Sports Group will partner with Main Events to produce a second season of the network’s successful primetime boxing series Fight Night. The Saturday night boxing series will expand from six telecasts to-up-to 16 and will showcase compelling match-ups between some of the world’s best fighters. NBC Sports Group will continue to work with Main Events and Hall-of-Fame matchmaker J Russell Peltz, to once again feature a multi-promoter strategy for the series. Designed to produce the best quality fights, the collaboration allows any promoter the opportunity to get their boxers involved in these programs and allows viewers the ability to see world class match-ups that would not otherwise take place.

“We are once again reaching out to all promoters to get involved in the series.” said Kathy Duva, president, Main Events. “The multiple promoter format worked incredibly well during season one and we are hoping to continue to build on the momentum. All fighters who are willing to further their careers by engaging in compelling, interesting, meaningful matches are welcome.” (more…)

NBC Sports Group will partner with Main Events to produce a second season of the network’s successful primetime boxing series …


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Klitschko-Charr lands in Moscow Sept 8

Two-time WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against German Manuel Charr at the SC Olimpiyski sports arena in Moscow, Russia on September 8. For fight night, more than 30,000 spectators are expected to come to one of the largest European indoor arenas.

Manuel “Diamond Boy“ Charr was born in Beirut (Lebanon), is unbeaten in his professional career and #7 ranked in the WBC. 2011, the 27-year-old heavyweight won the WBC International Silver Heavyweight title through an 8th round stoppage of Marcelo Luiz Nascimento. 6′ 3½″ tall Charr has a fight record of 21 wins with 11 KOs.

Manuel Charr: “Vitali will see in my eyes that he cannot win the fight. Many think I will come to lose but I am coming to win. I will shock Vitali and the boxing world and get his title!” (more…)

Two-time WBC world heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will defend his title against German Manuel Charr at the SC Olimpiyski sports …










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