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Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

Adrien Broner on his new son, settling down and John Molina

By Arvin Nundloll Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime While preparing for his upcoming light welterweight bout against John Molina on March 7 at the MGM Grand ...

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Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Julian Rodriguez, Esquiva Falcao and Felix Verdejo in Tampa for Solo Boxeo Tecate this Saturday. Verdejo who is ...

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Thompson 261, Solis 272 in Antalya, Turkey

Thompson 261, Solis 272 in Antalya, Turkey

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Photos: Jose A Pineda/Main Events This fight preparation was totally hard, it's hot because it is Miami. It's hard work in the gym ...

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Boxing News

Tongia returns June 3

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian light middleweight Tyrone “The Cyclone” Tongia (15-2, 7 KOs) will be in action against Pat Rullo (12-2-1,1 KO) over ten rounds with national title up for grabs at the Greek club, West End, Queensland, Australia that will be televised nationally on June 3. Tongia was born in Papua New Guinea but has been based in Australia for several years. (more…)



May 27th, 2011



Boxing News

Mexico City Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Featherweight Salvador Sanchez II (22-4-3, 11 KOs) will face Lisandro de Los Santos (16-9, 6 KOs) in an eight-rounder on Saturday night at the Polanco Forum in Mexico City. “It’s time to start looking for better opportunities,” said Sanchez II, “but first I must pass this test on Saturday. I have a lot of responsibility and these six fights in Mexico have given me more confidence and knowledge.” In Saturday’s fight he plans to demonstrate what he’s learned during his time in Mexico. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

McGowan to defend WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO lightweight female champion Erin McGowan (14-0, 7 KOs) will be in action over ten rounds against Amy Johnson (7-2, 1 KO) of Canada at the WA Basketball Stadium, Mt Claremont, Perth, Western Australia on June 3rd. McGowan captured the world WBO title when she scored a ten round decision over Leslie Scragg of England. McGowan is guided by Stuart Duncan and trained by by Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech. (more…)



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Chavez-Trazancos Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto

The son of the legend, Omar “Businessman” Chavez (25-0-1, 18 KOs) will fight in his first ten-rounder and main event on Saturday agains the experienced Genaro Trazancos (22-14-1, 13 KOs) at the Palenque Fex in Mexicali where they expect a sellout. Chavez and Trazancos faced off for the first time on Thursday at a press conference.

“I’m thrilled to have my first ten round fight and headline in a Zanfer card that will be televised internationally. I’m happy to return to Mexicali where I had my first eight-round fight and I feel great,” said Omar, who was accompanied by his father, the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez. For more details and photos click here…



May 26th, 2011

UFC

Slideshow: UFC 130 workouts

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

All the shots from today’s media workouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 130 card, featuring Rampage Jackson, Jorge Santiago, Frank Mir, Rick Story, Brian Stann, Miguel Torres, Matt Hamill & Roy Nelson . . . Click here for photo gallery by Chris Cozzone

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com


May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Tapia-Archuleta III cancelled

The on-off-again rubber match set for June 4 at the Hard Rock of Albuquerque, N.M., between Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta is once again off – this time for good. Archuleta has failed his physical due to a detached retina.  A replacement will be named tomorrow for Tapia and the card will go on. Though two fights have fallen out – Charles Alderete vs. Carlos Sanchez and Josh Torres vs. Cesar Valenzuela – the promoters say they still have a full line-up. In the co-main event, welterweight Hurricane Hector Munoz (18-4-1, 11 KOs) will fight former Tapia opponent and sparring partner Jorge Reyes (21-29-3, 19 KOs), who is 1-18-1 in his last 20 fights spanning 12 years. Reyes, a former super bantamweight, will be fighting at his career heaviest.



May 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Reno

Photos: Craig Bennett

Chris Arreola 236 vs. Kendrick Releford 230
Tony Thompson 255.5 vs. Maurice Harris 244
(IBF heavyweight eliminator)
Javier Molina 149 vs. David Lopez 149.5
Guy Robb 128 vs. Noe Lopez Jr 131.5
Michael Ruiz Jr 119 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 120
Chris Gray 148 vs. Ricardo Williams Jr 148
Venue: Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Goossen Tutor
TV: ESPN2
Click here for more photos…



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Oscar tweets again from rehab

Tweeting from a Malibu, California rehab facility, boxing legend Oscar de la Hoya sent the following message today to rival promoter Bob Arum:

Dear Bob Arum,

First I would like to humbly apologize for any pain I have caused to you and or your family. I also want to apologize to Manny Pacquiao for any wrong doing in my part. You are a great champion. I have realized that by accepting my mistakes everyone around me will hopefully forgive me. With great humility I ask we work together for the good of the sport we dearly love. It is not fair to the fans and to the fighters. So today let’s move forward and put on the best fights possible and show the world what we are capable of doing. Thank you Bob.

Your friend Oscar



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Juan Palacios Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican promoter Oswaldo Kuchle’s company Promociones del Pueblo has signed a multi-fight agreement with Nicaraguan Juan “El Exterminador” Palacios, the newly crowned WBA minumweight world champion. Palacios won the title last weekend by dethroning Mexican Samuel Gutierrez. “We decided to sign Juan Palacios was because he is a great fighter with extraordinary technique. He’s a top athlete and, above all, guarantees a great performance, which is what you are looking for,” said Kuchle by telephone. Palacios will face the best Mexican opponents in fights to be televised by Televisa.



May 26th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Christina Hammer

Photo: Eroll Popova

20-year-old double world champion Christina Hammer (9-0, 7 KOs) of Germany defends her WBO and WBF female middleweight titles against unbeaten Swedish opponent Maria Lindberg (5-0-2, 1 KO) on Friday night in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic. Here’s what she had to say. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

UFC

UFC workouts

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Roy “Big Country” Nelson tries his best to teach a youngster how to do a somersault at today’s UFC 130 media workout. Nelson, Frank Mir, Rampage Jackson, Matt Hamill and other fighters on Saturday’s UFC card participated at the open workouts held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for more photos.

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 26th, 2011

Feature Story

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Lots of upcoming fight cards and fighters from Southern California in the coming months:

Fight fans are in for a treat next Thursday night at the Hangar of the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. In the main event, unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco (9-0, 6 KO’s) of San Diego takes on Hensley Strachan (5-8-1, 1 KO) in a six round bout. Orozco was scheduled to fight last month, but had to withdraw from the fight, ironically against Strachan, when he contracted food poisoning on the day of the weigh-in. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweights invade Reno

Heavyweights will take over the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada on Friday with WBC #2, IBF #5, WBO #13, WBA #15 Chris Arreola (31-2, 27 KOs) facing Kendrick Releford (22-14-2, 10 KOs) in the main event, and IBF #7 Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (35-2, 23 KOs) faces IBF #6 Maurice Harris (24-14-2, 10 KOs) in an IBF heavyweight title elimination bout. Here’s what they had to say about their upcoming clashes, which will be televised on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.



May 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto

Rogelio Medina 158 vs. Joel Juárez
David Sánchez 115 vs. Carlos Valenzuela 115
Mario Villela 118 vs. Ivan Chabelas 119
Venue: Gimnasio Solidaridad, Hermosillo, Sonora
Promoter: Toro Promotions
Click here for more photos…



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Humberto Soto update

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

The three time world champion and current WBC lightweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (55-7-2, 32 KOs) finds himself in the mountains of Temoaya, State of Mexico, since early May to train for his next outing scheduled for Saturday, June 25th. Soto will be facing Japan’s Tomoki Sasaki (36-8-1, 23 KOs). The scheduled twelve round championship bout will be televised in Mexico by Mexican mega channel Televisa at a venue to be determined. The bout will be the fourth defense of his title which he captured versus David Diaz on the undercard of Pacquiao-Clottey. For more details and photos click here…



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Hernan “Tyson”Marquez Update

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

It’s official that Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (30-2, 23 KOs) will make the first defense of his WBA flyweight title on July 2 at the Multipurpose Center in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Negotiations are ongoing to “lock in ” the name of his challenger, but the options and come down to Silvio Olteanu (11-5, 5 KOs), former world champion Rodel Mayol (28-5-2, 21 KOs) or two-time title challenger Nerys Espinoza (29-6-1, 20 KOs). (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Williams returns July 9

Former World Champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams looks to show the fans that he’s back and better than ever, and Rico Ramos, will be seeking to win his first world title on a July 9 twinbill in the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall. Williams (30-2, 27 KOs), who sustained a stunning second-round knockout loss at the hands of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez last November, headlines in a scheduled 12-round bout against undefeated and world-ranked Cuban defector Erislandy Lara (15-0-1, 10 KO) in a battle of southpaws.

The opening bout pits #1-ranked Ramos (19-0, 10 KOs) challenging champion Akifumi Shimoda (23-2-1, 10 KOs) in another 12-rounder for the Tokyo native’s WBA super bantamweight title.



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik-Chavez Jr. Buzz

World Champion Sebastion Zbik has a message for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “Tell Junior to ‘be prepared,'” said Zbik at a media workout yesterday in Los Angeles. “I came here to win. He’s a good strong fighter, but I am the champion and overall I am just the better, more complete fighter.” Zbik, from Germany, has been in Los Angeles for weeks to prepare for his world title defense against Chavez Jr at the STAPLES Center on Saturday, June 4.
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Ticket sales are strong, with ringside sold out.
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Freddie Roach, chief trainer for Chavez Jr., said the Son of the Legend is “….prepared and ready to fight. He has worked very hard to get ready.”
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Chavez Jr will throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game on Sunday.
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Unbeaten featherweight Mikey Garcia of Oxnard, Ca. has sparred 125 plus rounds to get set for Miguel Beltran Jr on the Zbik vs. Chavez Jr title card. “Our last day of sparring will be on Saturday,” said Robert Garcia, chief trainer. “We’ve had some great sparring including a lot from Carney Bowman who is very good, talented fighter. We used Carney for sparring before Mikey fought Matt Remillard in Atlantic City. Mikey looks great right now. We know Beltran Jr is a good puncher. We’re ready to fight.” Garcia vs. Beltran Jr will be the opening televised bout on HBO After Dark.
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Christy Martin will go for her 50th pro win when she takes on Dakota Stone on the Zbik vs. Chavez Jr card. “This will be my first fight in California,” said Christy. “I’ve fought many time on Julio Cesar Chavez world title cards and now I am on the same card as his son, Julio Jr. That’s incredible when you think of it.” Christy is training in Las Vegas with Miguel Diaz and assistant Richie Sandoval. “Christy is in tremendous condition. She has worked hard for this opportunity,” Diaz said.



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Valadez headlines June 23

On June 23, “Fight Night Club” returns to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles as local favorites Ramon Valadez and Jamie Kavanagh compete in separate featured bouts. Valadez (8-1, 4 KOs) will headline the show in a junior lightweight bout while Kavanagh (6-0, 2 KOs) will be in a lightweight co-featured fight, both in six round fights against opponents to be determined.



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Erdei on the “Rocky Steps”

Photos by Team Erdei

On Wednesday morning Zsolt Erdei made his training on the steps before the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. These are the steps at the end of the well-known Benjamin Franklin Square, where the step scene of the popular Rocky movie was filmed. The Rocky statue in the park is very popular among the tourists. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Feature Story

Ramos to face Lorenzo

By Francisco Salazar

It will be another battle between youth versus experience on June 3rd. Make that two battles on the same card. Unbeaten Luis Ramos will face his toughest test thus far in his career as he takes on Francisco Lorenzo at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com on Wednesday evening. “This is a step up for Luis,” said Espinoza, who has managed Ramos’ career for over three years.

The Ramos-Lorenzo bout will be the co-main event along with another battle of youth versus experience. Unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz (15-0-1, 7 KO’s) will take on former world title holder Jose Lopez (39-9-2, 32 KO’s) of Puerto Rico. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Ringpolska.pl

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko helps Polish builders finish their job in time in Wroclaw, where he will fight Adamek on September 10. Their fight will open a 44,000 soccer stadium, one of the venues for the 2012 European Soccer Championship.



May 26th, 2011

UFC

The hugging ends Saturday

Mir, Nelson promise war on Saturday

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Frank Mir and Roy Nelson have a mutual respect for each other. But despite the fact that they live in the same city, share gym time and have mutual friends, both promise that their heavyweight tilt at UFC 130 on May 28th will be nothing like the lovefest that Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley showcased earlier in the month. They may slap hi-fives and share a casual conversation outside of the cage, but when that door slams shut, it’s nothing but bad intentions . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 26th, 2011

Feature Story

Klitschko-Adamek Dresden Quotes

Boente: Vitali-Adamek bigger than Wlad-Haye

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Marcin Urbaniak/ringpolska.pl

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) was again very complimentary toward former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion, Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) during second press conference in Dresden, Germany to announce their September 10 bout in nearby Wroclaw, Poland.

“I’m giving him 50 percent chances to beat me,” said Klitschko. “It’s not about a great name, it’s about great skills. Adamek is strong, with unbelievable heart. He’s better than David Haye.” (more…)



May 26th, 2011

UFC

Title shot is Mir’s motivation

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

When your next opponent sports an overflowing belly like Larry the Cable Guy and a shaggy mullet that would make Billy Ray Cyrus jealous, it might be tempting to underestimate him just a tad. But former UFC champ Frank Mir promises he won’t commit that faux pas against Roy “Big Country” Nelson on Saturday night . . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik talks about Chavez

Unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany talks about his June 4 defense against #1 contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Estrella defends Saturday

By Felipe Leon

Tijuana fighter Omar Estrella (18-2-2, 13 KOs) is ready to defend his Mexican featherweight title against the tough Sergio “Mickey” Lopez (23-2, 19 KOs) of Ensenada, MX, this Saturday night in Mazatlan, MX. Estrella captured the title against Martin Fing last August 14th via a unanimous decision. Jorge Linares, Ivan “Terriblito” Morales and Pedro Guevara are also slated to fight Saturday night in separate bouts on a card presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Box Latino. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Minnesota fight preview

By Jesse Kelley

Rivals Andy Kolle of Duluth, MN and Caleb Truax of Osseo, MN will meet this Friday night at the Saint Paul Armory in a highly anticipated grudge. Kolle (23-2) won the MN State title in 2009 by defeating Anthony Bonsante and went on to successfully defend against Matt Vanda a year later. Truax (17-0-1) has been testing himself against Veterans such as Antwan Echols, Jonathan Reid, and Minneapolis native Phil Williams and looks to dethrone his instate rival Kolle before attempting to make a name for himself on the national scene. The two fighters and their camps have been taking jabs at each other for years and will now settle their differences once and for all this Friday night. (more…)



May 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing comes to Pala

By Sam DiTusa

Patrick Ortiz & Ringside Ticket brings professional boxing to the beautiful Pala Resort & Casino in Pala, California on June 25th. The inaugural show will feature a personal appearance by former world champion and Olympic gold medalist Sugar Ray Leonard. The 10 round main event pits local welterweight favorite Dashon Johnson (12-4-3) against tough veteran Bernardo Guereca ( 16-10-1). Johnson is coming off of a spectacular first round KO over Willie Walton. Also appearing will be former amateur standouts Danny Martinez (2-0) and Mike Gavronski ( 2-0) in separate bouts. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at the Pala Casino box office, via the internet at startickets.com, or by phone at (877)946-7252. The action starts at 7:00 PM.



May 26th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

All New TUF, Plus Get Ready For UFC 130 On Spike: The quarterfinals continue on an all new Ultimate Fighter, followed by the premieres of UFC In The Moment Rampage Jackson and Countdown to UFC 130 – starting at 9pm on SPIKE

Tickets On Sale Now For UFC Fan Expo In Houston Oct 7-8: Taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center, featuring fighter appearances, special events, interactive Q&A’s, meet & greets, training & development sessions, a full sized Octagon and more! Purchase tickets now at ufcfanexpo.com

Bid On Boots For A Good Cause: Bid on rare UFC memorabilia signed by Royce Gracie, GSP, Chuck Liddell and more! Proceeds benefit the Lone Survivor Campaign

For more info on UFC or UFC 130, visit www.UFC.com



May 25th, 2011




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