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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 Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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Boxing News

Munguía ready for Martínez

Jose I. Perez

Gonzalo Munguía (17-6-3, 13 KOs) of Nicaragua recently arrived in Puerto Rico and worked out today in the city of Guynabo. Munguía will challenge WBO super featherweight champion Román ‘Rocky’ Martínez (23-0-1, 14 KOs) of Puerto Rico this Saturday, May 29th at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing (Iván and Peter Rivera) in association with All Star Boxing’s Félix ‘Tutico’ Zabala are promoting the event titled ‘Undefeated Champions.’ (more…)



May 27th, 2010



Boxing News

Ustinov-Vidoz on June 26

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Unbeaten EBA (European Boxing Association) heavyweight champion Alexander Ustinov (20-0, 16 KOs) will face former European champion Paolo Vidoz (26-8, 15 KOs) on June 26th in Kiev, Ukraine. Vidoz’ manager Christian Cherchi of OPI 2000 has confirmed this to Fightnews.com.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Montiel vs Torito Concepcion?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is WBO/WBC bantamweight world champion Fernando Montiel will likely defend his belt against former WBA super flyweight champion Rafael ‘Torito’ Concepcion of Panama on July 17 in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico on a card presented by Zanfer Promotions. Montiel would be defending both his belts against Concepcion. Other sources indicate that Concepcion could have a tune-up fight in June at Chiriqui, Panama. This will Montiel’s first ring appearance since his spectacular KO victory over Japanese superstar Hozumi Hasewaga last April in Tokyo.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

WBO needs Martinez decision

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is the WBO has given a time limit of 48 hours for Sergio “Maravilla” Martínez from Argentina to decide if he’ll remain at middleweight or go back to jr middleweight. Martínez is currently WBO and WBC middleweight champion as well as WBC super welterweight champion. Martinez won the unified middleweight title in April with a unanimous decision over Kelly Pavlik in Atlantic City.



May 27th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Alfonso Gomez

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

WBC Continental Americas welterweight champion Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) of Mexico, trained by his father Alfonso Gomez, Sr. and being assisted by former junior lightweight champ Robert Garcia in Oxnard, CA, will step back into the ring on Saturday, July 17th in Mexico against an opponent yet to be determined and will headline the latest edition of “Top Rank Live” on Fox Sports en Español which is being promoted by Top Rank. In his last outing, Gomez defeated former two-time lightweight champion “El Temible” Jose Luis Castillo (60-10-1, 52 KOs), when Castillo refused to answer the bell for the start of round six on the Pacquiao vs. Clottey “The Event” undercard at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. For more details and photos click here…



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Medley/Geale/Dib back in action

Tim Barry

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world title challenger Robert Medley (27-3, 17 KOs) will be in action on Wednesday when he will clash with Sergio Aparicia (13-2, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Wollongong Entertainment Center in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. In Medley’s last start, he spotted weight when he stepped up to the middleweight poundage and extended former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine over twelve rounds in January. “Mundine can’t punch. He did not hurt me in any of the rounds,” said Medley. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

“Quest for 50″ set for Saturday

Aware of the hockey fever that has gripped the Chicago area, Hitz Boxing and the Horseshoe Casino will be broadcasting the Blackhawks’ first game of the Stanley Cup Finals on the giant jumbotron screens during this Saturday’s “Quest for 50″ professional boxing event.

While former world champion Montell “Ice” Griffin goes for his 50th and possibly final victory, the Blackhawks will go for a finals victory of their own against the Philadelphia Flyers. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

UFC

Sanchez returns to roots

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

So after a whirlwind ride in 2009 that saw him drop from 170 to 155 pounds, defeat Joe Stevenson and Clay Guida, and then go four-plus rounds in a lightweight championship bout with BJ Penn, Sanchez decided that home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, wasn’t just where the heart is; it’s where his future success lies. . . . Click for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



May 27th, 2010

UFC

Fertitta keynote speaker at UFC FanExpo

UFC® Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will address the thousands of fans in attendance at the second UFC FAN EXPO™ on Saturday, May 29 at 12PM PT during his keynote speech scheduled for the main stage inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Immediately following the keynote speech, Fertitta will take part in a Question and Answer session with fans.

(more…)



May 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko-Sosnowski preview

By Graham Houston

His last fight was a dreary 12-rounder, but Vitali Klitschko should be able to give a far more pleasing type of performance when he defends his heavyweight title against Albert Sosnowski in Germany on Saturday. The trouble with Klitschko’s last display was that his opponent, Kevin Johnson, came to survive, not to fight. It is difficult for anyone to look good against an opponent whom refuses to engage them in a meaningful fight in which punches are thrown on both sides. Johnson chose to cover up on the ropes, rolling with punches, always watchful of what was coming at him while doing very little punching himself. Sosnowski, though, is a boxer who can be relied upon to give a wholehearted effort. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Announcement

Mveleli Luzipho dies

By Ron Jackson

Former South African junior flyweight champion Mveleli Luzipho died at his home in Mdantsane, near East London on Wednesday after a long illness. He was 43. Luzipho who fought from 1981 to 1987 outpointed Tamsanqa Sogwe in his seventh professional fight on August 10, 1982 in Cape Town to win the South African junior flyweight title. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Returns to Seattle

By Sam DiTusa

Professional boxing has been absent in Seattle for quite some time, but new promoter Chris Jones has announced the formation of GUY Promotions to remedy that. The inaugural show is set for June 5th at the Renton Community Center in Renton, Washington — just 5 minutes south of Seattle. The card will feature Dashon Johnson (9-2-3, 4 KOs) and Skyler Thompson (11-7, 9 KOs) for the state super welterweight boxing title in the main event. Also appearing will be undefeated Seattle heavyweight Vincent Thompson, as well as middleweights Aubrey Morrow and Darren Azai. (more…)



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Laura De la Torre

Three-time world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Wednesday night at the Kãama Lounge and Supper Club in San Jose, California. A silent auction and raffle were conducted throughout the evening’s festivities with all proceeds benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Emanuel Steward and Ed Levine

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are legendary trainer Emanuel Steward and IBO President Ed Levine. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.



May 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Judah fights 7/16 at “The Rock”

Main Events and Super Judah Promotions have announced that a fight between Zab “Super” Judah (38-6, 26 KOs) and Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-4, 17 KOs) will take place on July 16th at Prudential Center, Newark, NJ. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2. Ticket and on sale info will be released shortly.



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Burgos-Castillo presser

HG Boxing

The main participants and promoters of “Road to the Title” were present today at the final press conference that took place at the functional and modern Tecate Boxing Tour Arena, in Guadalajara, Mexico. Juan Carlos Burgos and Ricardo Castillo will face each other in a WBC featherweight eliminator and the winner will be a step closer to challenge the champion in the near future. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Announcement

Everlast at UFC FanExpo



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

N.M. boxing beat

By Chris Cozzone

Unbeaten Fernando Guerrero (18-0, 15 KOs) will be taking on “Comanche Boy” George Tahdooahnippah (23-0-1, 18 KOs) as the main event on the June 25 ShoBox-televised card at Santa Ana Star Casino in Bernalillo, N.M. In the co-main of the Lou DiBella-promoted show, welterweight Lanard Lane (12-0, 7 KOs), of Philadelphia, who will take on Mike Dallas Jr. (14-0-1, 5 KOs), of Bakersfield, Calif. The card also features jr. lightweight prospect Archie Ray Marquez (10-0, 7 KOs), welter Vincent Mirabal (6-0, 1 KO), welter Josh “Pittbull” Torres (4-1-1, 3 KOs) and lightweight Fidel Maldonado (2-0, 2 KOs), all from Albuquerque.

The rubber match between former five-time champ Johnny Tapia (57-5-2, 29 KOs) and former contender Frankie Archuleta (26-7-1, 14 KOs) has been moved from June 12 to July 17, and will take place at the Ohkay Casino outside of Espanola, N.M. The two will fight for the vacant UBO featherweight trinket.



May 26th, 2010

Photo Gallery

More Vazquez-Marquez IV

Photo gallery by Chris Cozzone

Another full photo gallery from last Saturday night’s Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez IV battle at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Also included is the 12-round war between Abner Mares and Yonnhy Perez. Click here for gallery



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Ferrante to face Mussachio

Dee Lee Promotions will present a fight card on June 4 in The Showroom at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City. The main event features unbeaten light heavyweight Anthony ‘Boom Boom’ Ferrante (9-0, 4 KOs) against Chuck ‘The Professor’ Mussachio (15-1-2, 5 KOs) in a ten-rounder. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

UFC

Cane growing from a defeat

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

The interruption of a plan can always put the man with that plan in a miserable state of mind. It doesn’t matter whether it’s work, personal, or in a sporting life, but when you’re dealing with matters of a competitive level, be sure that someone is preparing really hard to overcome you . . . Click for more by Martins Davis, UFC



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Mboyane-Gwazele rematch

By Ron Jackson

In an eagerly anticipated rematch Klaas Mboyane defends his South African bantamweight title against Nkqubela Gwazela at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday night. The 31-year-old Gwazela (19-6, 14 KOs) was stopped in the eleventh round when he met Mboyane (13-7-2, 7 KOs) for the vacant title in August last year at the Orient Theatre. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Top Rank

Former Notre Boxing Captain and 2009 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Mike Lee arrived in Chicago with his trainer Ronnie Shields on Tuesday night, May 25th ahead of his highly anticipated pro debut set for this Saturday night, May 29th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Lee will face Emmitt Woods in a scheduled four rounder in one of the feature bouts at TOP RANK LIVE. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman Workout Video

WBA Super Welterweight Champion Yuri Foreman works out at Gleason’s Gym on May 25, 2010. Foreman makes the first defense of his title on June 5, 2010 at Yankee Stadium against Miguel Cotto.



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing back in San Francisco

Professional boxing returns to the city of San Francisco when undefeated welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (12-0-1, 7 KOs) clashes with Sergio De La Torre (11-13-3, 1 KOs) at the historical Kezar Pavilion on June 1Mayfield, a three-time San Francisco Golden Gloves champion, is excited to be fighting in his hometown as he stated, “This is a dream come true for me to be fighting in San Francisco where I grew up. The City is known for having great fans. This will be the first professional boxing show at Kezar in a long time so I’m looking forward to putting on a great show for everyone in attendence.” (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Moses-Acosta meet

Undefeated WBA lightweight champion Paulus “The Hitman” Moses (25-0, 17 KOs) and WBA interim lightweight champion Miguel Acosta of Venezuela (26-3-2, 20 KOs) share a laugh today in Moses’ native Namibia. It was the first time the fighters met as they were given their physicals and the WBA rules and regulations. Moses defends his title against Acosta this Saturday May 29 at the Kalahari Sands Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia.



May 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek

“I will try something extra…”

Mike Gladysz

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk

On August 21, in the friendly confines of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, where he won four consecutive times, Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KOs), top five heavyweight in the world, will be back versus Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KOs) in a fight that will be televised worldwide on pay-per-view. Why Grant? What are Adamek’s plans for the future? And what were his other options? All will be revealed in this exclusive interview with one of the most exciting heavyweights in the world. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Alekseev-Lebedev on July 17

Rolf Vennenbernd/filmograf.de

The WBO cruiserweight eliminator between Universum boxer Alexander Alekseev (19-1, 17 KOs) and his still undefeated Russian compatriot Denis Lebedev (20-0, 15 KOs) has been added to the big July 17th Unversum Champions Night in Schwerin, Germany. The winner will be the mandatory challenger of WBO champion Marco Huck. “Marco Huck is my dream opponent,” said Alekseev. “Now I’m just one step away from him. I must and will take take first hurdle Lebedev.”

Alekseev, who has lived and trained in Hamburg for three years and speaks perfect German, suffered his only defeat in an interim world championship fight against Victor Ramirez in January 2009. Formerly trained by Fritz Sdunek, Alekseev is now trained by Magomed Schaburow. “Marco Huck also lost against Cunningham,” points out Alekseev. “It’s essential that lessons be drawn from defeats. That brought me forward. I’ll prove it.”

Headlining the show at the Sport- und Kongresshalle is WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (29-0, 10 KOs) defending against Khoren Gevor (31-4, 16 KOs).



May 26th, 2010

Boxing News

King inks Kotelnik

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Former WBA light welterweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs) has signed a contract for three fights with legendary promoter Don King. Kotelnik and King finalized the deal in Lviv City, Ukraine. “I am very happy that I can work with this legendary promoter. For me it’s a step forward. Don King has accepted all of my conditions and now I will box in the USA,” Kotelnik said. He will next be in the ring in St Louis, Missouri on August 7th against WBC/IBF light welterweight champion Devon Alexander (20-0, 13 KOs). (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Klitschko, Sosnowski workout

Klitschko Management Group

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) and challenger Albert Sosnowskli (45-2-1, 27 KOs) impressed fight fans during an open workout in advance of their pay-per-view world title clash on Saturday at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. For more details and photos click here…



May 26th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Zsolt Bedak

Jose I. Perez

Unbeaten Universum promoted Zsolt Bedak (15-0, 5 KOs) of Hungary hits the mits with his trainer, former world champion Artur Grigorian, during a recent training session in Puerto Rico. Bedak will challenge WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. of Puerto Rico (18-0-1, 15 KOs) this Saturday in a 12 round world title main event. The bout will take place at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Fightnews spoke with Bedak as he is now just days aways from his career’s biggest fight to date. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

Announcement

Remillard looks ahead

Photo by Emily Harney

Featherweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard served notice once again as a force in the division with a sensational knockout performance this past Saturday night, May 22nd at the Mohegan Sun Casino with a crushing fourth round stoppage of crafty southpaw Carlos Rivera.

Seizing the control from the opening bell, the 23 year old Remillard stalked and broke down Rivera over the first three rounds with devastating head shots and outstanding left hooks to the head and body. (more…)



May 26th, 2010

UFC

Time to make it ‘Count’

UFC 114 is LIVE on PPV May 29!

Three months ago Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping was a guillotine choke and a right-handed haymaker away from beating Wanderlei Silva in Sydney, Australia. Comfortable and seemingly in control, Bisping poked and prodded his way around Silva’s desperate swings in an attempt to cleverly diffuse the legendary striker for three rounds . . . Click for more by Elliot Worsell, UFC



May 26th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC Takes Over Spike Tonight – Starting at 10pm: A night of exciting, all new UFC® shows kicks off tonight at 10pm ET/PT with an all new episode of The Ultimate Fighter® – don’t miss the most shocking episode of the season! Then, Rampage and Rashad make their final preparations before their grudge match this Saturday night – the final episode of UFC® Primetime premieres at 11pm ET/PT. At 12:30am ET/PT, the Countdown to UFC® 114 begins – follow Rampage, Rashad, Michael Bisping, Dan Miller, Minotoro Nogueira and Jason Brilz as they get ready to enter the Octagon this Saturday night.

Learn From The Pros – Training & Development Sessions at UFC Fan Expo: Interactive training sessions encompassing strength and conditioning, nutrition and various mixed martial arts skills taught by some of the best in the business including Randy Couture, Urijah Faber, Mark Dellagrotte and more! Register today – entries are limited!

UFC Fight Club Presale For Salt Lake City Begins Today: Join today for first access to tickets for the UFC’s first trip to Utah – featuring Jon Jones vs Vladimir Matyushenko, plus Yushin Okami vs Mark Munoz. Presale starts at 10am MST



May 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Sosnowski: Vitali is just a man

Aims to be the 1st Polish heavyweight champ

Klitschko Mgmt Group

By Karl Freitag

Andrew Golota blazed the trail. Tomasz Adamek may be Golota’s heir apparent. But European champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) believes he will be the first Polish fighter to win a heavyweight world title. The 31-year-old from Warsaw, Poland, will have his chance on Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) in front of 60,000+ fans at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. “I would like to continue this way of winning fights by Polish boxers,” he said in reference to Adamek’s recent success against Chris Arreola.

But how can Sosnowski win against the formidable Vitali Klitschko? His camp firmly believes that Vitali’s recent opponents did not want to win, but merely survive. “You can make the assumption that those guys lost before they even stepped in the ring,” he commented. “I am going into the ring to win and whatever presents itself, body punches, head punches, whatever, I will try to win.” (more…)



May 26th, 2010




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