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Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

By Craig Wick Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME The luxurious "W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel" was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Fonfara-Ngumbu/Kameda-Hernandez presser

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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Boxing Result

Ex-champ Garay wins in 15 sec

Also, Bopp retains WBA/WBO female title

Former WBA Light heavyweight champion Hugo Garay (33-5, 18 KOs) of Argentina got back into the win column in a big way crushing Marcelo Leandro Da Silva of Brazil (19-3, 14 KOs) by way of first round knockout. Literally seconds after the fighters touched gloves in an act of sportsmanship to start the fight Garay landed a solid right to the chin of Da Silva sending him crashing to the canvas where he was counted out. The official time of the bout was just 15 seconds. Garay entered the bout off of back to back losses to Chris Henry and Gabriel Campillo to whom he lost his world title in 2009.

In the main event of the evening WBA & WBO female light flyweight champion Yessica Bopp (13-0, 5 KOs) of Argentina retained her titles with a unanimous decision victory over Ana Arrazola (17-5-3, 15 KOs) of Mexico. Bopp gave up a major height advantage to Arrazola but was able to dominate easily from the outside and inside all night long. Each round seemed to be a reptition of the other as Bopp won both the offensive and defensive battles throughout the contest. The official judges scores were 100-90,100-89, and 100-89 all in favor of Bopp.

The event took place at the Club Deportivo Libertad, Sunchales, in Santa Fe, Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero promoted the event.



August 14th, 2010



Boxing Result

Early Results from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Luis Concepción KO1 Wilfredo Valdez (superfly)
Alberto Mosquera KO10 Nelson Lara (jr welterweight)
Nilson Tapia KO2 Reward Marti (middleweight)
Jean Piero Perez KO4 Freddy Beleño (flyweight)
Shantal Martinez KO1 Paola Rojas (superbantam)
Eric Castro KO8 Whyber García (lightweight)
Ogleidis Suárez W8 Paola Rojas (superbantam)
Dirceu Carbarca TKO3 Javier Tello (flyweight)
Ricardo Nuñez KO1 Andwar Vargas (flyweight)
Eric Flores W8 Mercedes Concepción (light flyweight)
Aristides Quintero TKO4 Jose Aguirre (superfeather)
Laura Ledezma W6 Mayerli Altamar (light flyweight)
Carlos Ortega W6 Julñio Canastuj (minimumweight)



August 14th, 2010


Full Report

Report/gallery: Arreola-Quezada

Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

After his 12- round bout against Manuel Quezada on Friday night, heavyweight contender Chris Arreola looked almost exactly like he did after his last fight in April. A bruised face and favoring both hands, Arreola battled in front of his hometown fans in the same venue almost four months ago.

Unlike the majority decision loss to Tomasz Adamek in April, however, Arreola had his hand raised in victory . . . Click here for more



August 14th, 2010

Feature Story

Rahman-Reed preview

By Chris Perry
Photo by Terri Degenaars/A-List Photography

The official weigh-in for the International Championship Boxing Knockout Series on Aug. 14, “The Showdown Downtown” event in Norfolk, Virginia was held today at The Waterside Festival Marketplace in downtown Norfolk. The third ICB event at the Scope Arena features two main events with former heavyweight champion of the world Hasim Rahman challenging Damon Reed and a super middleweight clash between Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan and Norfolk’s own Bobby Jordan, Jr. (more…)



August 14th, 2010

Feature Story

Berto on Pascal-Dawson

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Fightnews had the chance to catch up with world welterweight champion Andre Berto as he arrived in Montreal to attend tonight’s fight between undefeated Chad Dawson and Haitian born Jean Pascal. We were able to get his view on tonight’s HBO televised match-up and what his thoughts were regarding both fighters. (more…)



August 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Photo report: Perez-Campos

Photos and report by Rocco Morales

Before an enthusiastic crowd at the open air Pico Rivera Sports Arena, NABO super featherweight titlist, Eloy Perez, proved that he is amongst the elite in his division by totally overwhelming the solid Derrick Campos. In a scheduled 8 round non-title contest, Perez used his lightning fast jab to set the tempo of the fight and keep Campos at the end of his punches. This strategy worked to perfection for as Campos only knew one direction, and that was straight forward, causing him to eat jab after jab from Perez. For more details and photos click here…



August 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Garcia, Lock pick gloves

Pete Susens

At the IBF second day weigh in, Cornelius Lock scaled 132 1/4 and Mikey Garcia weighed 134. The two picked out their gloves and will fight in an IBF World Featherweight Eliminator tonight on Fox Sports Net.



August 14th, 2010

Announcement

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August 14th, 2010

UFC

Cruz defends WEC bantam belt

WEC is live on VERSUS Aug. 18!

Story by Andreas Hale

On August 18, Dominick Cruz will defend his newly acquired WEC bantamweight championship against Joseph Benevidez in Las Vegas at WEC 50. It will be Cruz’ first defense against the man who pushed him to the limit for 3 tireless rounds and earned “Fight of the Night” honors en route to a unanimous decision victory. It’s certainly no walk in the part for Cruz’ first title defense but the newly crowned champion – who won the strap by defeating Brian Bowles at WEC 47 – is up for the challenge. . .  Click here for more



August 14th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Team Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin who fights for the Interim Middleweight Championship in Panama tonight, former cruiserweight king Vassiliy Jirov, Roberto Duran and manager Ivaylo Gotzev.



August 14th, 2010

Scale Watch

Vazquez, Kim make weight

IBF lightweight title on the line tonight

Miguel Vazquez 134.25 vs. Ji Hoon Kim 134.25
(Vacant IBF lightweight championship)
Mikey Garcia 125.75 vs. Cornelius Lock 125.25
(IBF featherweight eliminator)
Hekkie Budler 107.75 vs. Evaristo Primero 107.75
Luke Vaughn 203 vs Zakariah King 226.5
Enrique Rodriguez 132.5 vs Raul Almeida 134
Antionio Pena 119 vs Isaac Cantera ??
Gino Hernandez 132 vs Rene Luna 130.25
Venue: Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Fox Sports Espanol



August 14th, 2010

Boxing Result

Pabon halts Zepeda

Welterweight Jesus Pabon (15-1, 9 KOs) scored an eighth round stoppage over veteran Ernesto “Baby” Zepeda (39-14-4, 34 KOs) on Friday night at the A La Carte Event Pavillion in Tampa, Florida. Pabon was on the deck twice in round two and again in round three from punches ruled to be low. Zepeda was deducted a point for the infraction in round three. Pabon was down from another blow ruled as a low blow in the sixth, but he had also did good work busting up Zededa’s face and flooring him at the end of the seventh. The bout was stopped by the ring doctor after round seven. Official time was :01 of round eight. Pabon claims the vacant WBO Latino welter belt.

Highly regarded unbeaten Cuban Olympian featherweight Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round TKO over veteran Yogli “Olafo” Herrera (25-12, 15 KOs). Herrera scored a flash knockdown in round three, but Franco dominated the fight, putting Herrera on the deck in both rounds four and five before the bout was stopped. Franco displayed an exciting style and looks like a fighter to watch.



August 14th, 2010

Boxing Result

Perez stops Campos

By Rocco Morales at ringside

Unbeaten super featherweight Eloy Perez (18-0-2, 5 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Derrick Campos (20-9, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Pico Rivera, California. The bout was waved off by the referee at 2:02 as Perez punished Campos with a barrage of punches.

In the co-feature bout, junior welterweight Carlos Molina (13-0, 7 KOs) won by fifth round TKO when Glenn Gonzales (8-2, 4 KOs) couldn’t come out for round six. Molina was impressive in a bout was all action throughout.

Welterweight prospect Anthony Martinez (5-0, 4 KOs) went the distance for the first time, taking a four round split decision against experienced journeyman Cristian Favela (19-28-6, 10 KOs). Scores were 39-37, 39-37 Martinez, 39-37 Favela.



August 14th, 2010

Boxing Result

Arreola defeats Quezada

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Heavyweight Chris Arreola (29-2, 25 KOs) got back into the win column with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Manuel Quezada (29-6, 18 KOs) on Friday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Arreola, who came in five-and-a-half pounds heavier than he did in his loss to Tomasz Adamek in April, was too big and too strong for Quezada as he controlled the first eight rounds, then floored Quezada twice in round nine. Quezada rallied a bit in the next few rounds, but was dropped again in the twelfth. Scores were 117-108, 118-107, 118-107. After the fight Arreola said he injured both hands. (more…)



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Referee change in Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hubert Earle from Canada has replaced American Russell Mora as the third man in the ring when Panamanian WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo Moreno and Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeño meet at Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City on Saturday. Mora instead will be the third man in the ring for the WBA Interim middleweight world championship fight between Gennady Golovkin and Milton Núñez. The judges in that bout will be Julio Cesar Alvardo, Guillermo Perez Pineda and Gustavo Padilla, all from Panama.



August 13th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from N.M.

Weights by Gerardo Martinez

Weights from the Cheenah Lounge at the Santa Ana Star Casino:
Thaddine Johnson 128 vs. Nancy Bonilla 127.5*
* For the WIBA International, GBU Intercontinental, NABC Intercontinental, WIBC Intercontinental, WPBA Intercontinental and WIBU International featherweight titles.
Victoria Cisneros 133 vs. Melissa Hernandez 132*
* For the WIBA Interim lightweight title
Fidel Maldonado Jr. 135 vs. Gabe Garcia 133
Michael Coca Gallegos 146 vs. Josh Torres 148
Timmy Means 176 vs. Rammel Brown 171
Jazzma Hogue 122 vs. Michael Montalbano**
Marcos Herrera** vs. Robert Trujillo 131
** Will weigh in tomorrow

Promoter: Golden Girl Promotions.



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC Convention Update

Below is the official artwork for the upcoming November WBC Convention in Cancun. “This design was the winner from hundreds of designs that we received and it captures the beauty of Cancun, the Mayan culture and the boxing side of it, as well,” stated WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman. The WBC will launch the new art on Monday.



August 13th, 2010

Scale Watch

Moreno, Cermeño make weight

Golovkin, Nunez also on weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: WBA

Anselmo Moreno 117.7 vs. Nehomar Cermeño 117.7
(
WBA bantamweight world championship)
Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Milton Núñez 158
(WBA Interim middleweight world championship)

Luis Concepción 114.5 vs. Wilfredo Valdez 114.5

Alberto Mosquera 140 vs. Nelson Lara 140

Ricardo Núñez 112 vs. Andwar Vargas 112

Nilson Tapia 159 vs. Rewar Martí 159
Jean Piero Pérez 112 vs. Freddy Beleño 112
Shantall Martínez 123.2 vs. Paola Herrera 120
Whyber García 132 vs. Eric Castro 133
Ogleidis Suárez 122 vs. Paola Rojas 122
Dirceu Carbarca 112 vs. Javier Tello 112
Mercedes Concepción 108.5 vs. Eric Flores 108
Laura Ledezma 110 vs. Mayerli Altamar 110.5
Carlos Ortega 104.5 vs. Julñio Canastuj 104
Venue: Roberto Duran Arena
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
Click here for more photos…



August 13th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Norfolk, VA

By Chris Perry at the scale
Photos by Terri Degenaars/A-List Photography

The following weights were recorded at the official weigh-in for the Aug. 14 International Championship Boxing “The Showdown Downtown” event at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. The weigh-in was held at the Waterside Festival Marketplace in downtown Norfolk.

Hasim Rahman 254 vs. Damon Reed 228
Henry Buchanan 175* vs. Bobby Jordan, Jr. 168
Eric Newell 255 vs. TBA
Joey Cusumano 219 vs. Marcus Patterson TBA
Dorsett Barnwell 237 vs. Wayne Gwynn TBA
Mardoette Oliver TBA vs. Philip Bernette 153
Frankie Filippone 167 vs. Brandon McGowan TBA
Cecil McCulla 149 vs. TBA
Stephan Alexanders 132 vs. TBA
For more details and photos click here…



August 13th, 2010

Scale Watch

Pascal, Dawson make weight

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Photos by Herby Whyne

Jean Pascal 174.2 vs. Chad Dawson 174.11
(WBC, IBO light heavyweight championship)
Tony Luis 134.2 vs. Adrian Verdugo 134.9
Dierry Jean 145.7 vs. Antonio Soriano 145.4
Wayne John 218.12 vs. Ruben Rivera 269.5
Kevin Lavallee 129.15 vs. Genaro Garcia 129.2
Arash Usmanee 134.15 vs. Hugo Pacheco 134.10
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)/Gary Shaw
Television: HBO (PPV in Canada)
First Bell: 7:00pm, Main Event: 10:30pm
Click here for more photos…



August 13th, 2010

UFC

UFC arrives in Boston

It’s almost every kid’s dream to score the game-winning goal for their hometown team. After spending most of their childhoods rooting for the players and teams of their beloved city, youngsters across the globe yearn for the opportunity to become a hometown hero. (more…)



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez to headline Hilton

Former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs), of Mexico City, will headline a Mexican Independence Day card at the Hilton in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 15, when he takes on Australian Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs) for the IBO featherweight title. The Roy Englebrecht & Promociones del Pueblo-promoted card will also feature former champ Juan Carlos Salgado (22-1-1, 16 KOs) for the IBO superfeatherweight title, opponent TBA.



August 13th, 2010

UFC

VIP tickets available!



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Amir Khan Update

WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan said today that he expects to return to the ring in the UK in December. “I’m looking at Juan Manuel Marquez, Marcos Rene Maidana or Victor Ortiz in December,” he told BBC Radio Manchester. “I always promised the fans that I’m going to bring big fights to England and that’s what I’m hoping for.” Khan also stated that Ricky Hatton is on his radar. “I’m not sure if Ricky has retired but if the fight did happen it would be huge,” Khan said.



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Roach to visit Ukraine

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Looks like legendary trainer Freddie Roach will arrive in the Ukraine for the first time on August 30th for the big boxing show at Lenin Square, Donetsk. The main event features WBA welterweight champion Viacheslav Senchenko (30-0, 20 KOs) defending against Charlie Jose Navarro (18-3, 13 KOs). Roach will work Senchenko’s fight as well as that of EBU (European) featherweight champion Oleh Yefimovych (18-1, 11 KOs) against Sofiane Takoucht (19-1, 9 KOs). It’s also possible that Roach will in the corner of former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko (21-2-2, 7 KOs), who fights former IBO super flyweight champion Mbwana Matumla (19-4, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC International super flyweight title on August 28th at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine. Ring announcer Michael Buffer is also expected to be coing over to work the show in Donetsk.



August 13th, 2010

Column

So. Cal Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Back by popular demand (and counting down the days of summer until the first day of school), another edition of Southern California Fight Scene falls upon us. News of upcoming fights, fighters, and other miscellaneous news regarding Southern California are detailed, including two nationally televised boxing cards taking place tonight within 35 miles of one another. (more…)



August 13th, 2010

Boxing Result

Casey upsets WBA #3 Bell

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight Joel Casey (11-8-3, 6 KOs) scored upset twelve round split decision over WBA #3 light heavyweight Tim Bell (18-5-1, 14 KOs) at the Reggio Calabria Club, Brunswick, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores Brett McCormick 115-112, Dale Westerman 115-112, Peter Falherty 112-116. The fight see-sawed and Bell dropped Casey in round eleven but Casey survived to hear the final bell and scored the biggest win of his career. For more details and photos click here…



August 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Top prospects on Telefutura

Golden Boy Promotions and TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” return tonight to sunny Southern California at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. In the main event, unbeaten Eloy Perez (17-0-2, 4 KOs) battles veteran Derrick Campos (20-8, 11 KOs) in an eight round junior lightweight bout plus in the co-main event, Carlos Molina (12-0, 6 KOs) risks his perfect pro record against Glenn Gonzales (7-1, 4 KOs) in a eight round jr welterweight contest. (more…)



August 13th, 2010

UFC

Poirier gunning for ‘Last Call’

WEC is live on VERSUS Aug. 18!

Dustin Poirier’s first-ever trip to Las Vegas a few months back filled him with great optimism. And there was good reason for the Louisianan’s high hopes: The wide-eyed 21-year-old had auditioned for The Ultimate Fighter season 12 reality show in late April; his performance earned him a follow-up audition so producers could further size him up . . .  Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



August 13th, 2010

Feature Story

Sidorenko targets Darchinyan

Anton Svetlichnyi

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Former WBA bantamweight champion Wladimir Sidorenko (21-2-2, 7 KOs) will fight former IBO super flyweight champion Mbwana Matumla (19-4, 11 KOs) for vacant WBC International super flyweight title on August 28th at Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine. Sidorenko was the featured guest on the Internet-TV “RingSide Show” hosted by Fightnews.com writer Alexey “Oscar” Potapov and Vyacheslav Ponochovny, commentator for Ukrainian telechannel “Inter.” Sidorenko spoke about returning to the ring, working with Freddie Roach, and also about a possible megafight against WBC/WBA super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan in November in Mexico. (more…)



August 13th, 2010

Feature Story

Arreola in spotlight tonight

By Graham Houston

Apparently disappointed with himself for his losing performance against Tomasz Adamek in April, Chris Arreola promises a much-improved display when he meets Manuel Quezada in the main event on Friday Night Fights. I wouldn’t say this fight is make or break for Arreola, but it is very important to his career. Arreola is 29. Vitali Klitschko outclassed him, but Arreola seemed to have a very good chance of beating Adamek. It looked a fight that Arreola might have won, too, had he possessed a bit more energy. He seemed to hurt the Polish boxer at times but couldn’t sustain the offensive and Adamek deservedly and clearly outpointed him, even though it was a majority decision (one round on one card from being a draw). (more…)



August 13th, 2010

UFC

WEC stars around town in Vegas

WEC is live on VERSUS Aug. 18!

As the excitement for WEC: Cruz vs. Benavidez continues to grow, WEC stars will be appearing in various locations around the city of Las Vegas leading up to the huge event on Wednesday, August 18.

To catch your favorite stars from the WEC roster, check out the list for information on where and when some of the sport’s biggest names will be appearing! Click here for more



August 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Collazo speaks out

WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) told Fightnews.com that he’s planning to defend his belt against former WBA welterweight world champion Luis Collazo (30-4, 15 KOs) on October 2nd. Collazo, however, has released the following statement: “I will not be challenging WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) on October 2nd. I have not fought in more than a year. I would not take a fight of that maginitude after such a long layoff. I’m training very hard and I hope to get myself at least on tuneup fight and then a major fight at 154.”



August 12th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Pico Rivera, CA

Eloy Perez 129.2 vs. Derrick Campos 133.2
Carlos Molina 136.8 vs. Glenn Gonzales 136.2
Anthony Martinez 144.4 vs. Cristian Favela 144.8
Michael Finney 143.8 vs. Chris Russell 141.6
David Morales 131.6 vs. Juan Sandoval 132.4
Venue: Pico Rivera Sports Arena, Pico Rivera, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



August 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Chavez training in Tijuana

According to promoter Fernando Beltran, WBC #1 rated middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez continues to train in the city of Tijuana for a possible fight on September 11th in Mexico City. Chavez has been embroiled in a dispute with former trainers Rodolfo Chavez and Miguel Molleda (both uncles of his), whom he replaced with Freddie Roach before his last fight with John Duddy. But according to Chavez, Zanfer Promotions has reached a fair deal for all parties and a September 11th fight still isn’t completely off the table although a December 4 showdown with WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto the main priority. (more…)



August 12th, 2010




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