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Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by ...

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Chocolatito-Cuadras kickoff press conference

Chocolatito-Cuadras kickoff press conference

Photos: Chris Farina - K2 Promotions Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) and WBC Super Flyweight World Champion Carlos "Principe" Cuadras, (35-0-1, 27 ...

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Parker returns on Oct 1 against Dimitrenko

Parker returns on Oct 1 against Dimitrenko

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will be back in action on ...

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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Photos: Emily Harney Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on a five-bout card on Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten welterweight Fabian "TNT" Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs), brother of former world champion Marcos Maidana who was watching ...

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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

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Boxing Result

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib demolishes Alberto Servidei in first round of first defense

IBF featherweight world champion Billy Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten Alberto Servidei (31-1-2, 7 KOs) in the first round on Saturday night at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia. It was all one way traffic for Dib, who bum rushed the previously unbeaten Italian and finished him with a body shot at 2:38. Complete report from Ray Wheatley to come.



November 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Whittaker tops Barthelemy in IBF eliminator for #2

Jr middleweight Charles “Killa” Whittaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Giorbis Barthelemy (25-9-2, 10 KOs) in an IBF junior middleweight elimination bout to determine the #2 contender on Friday night at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida.

In other action, cruiserweight destroyer Yunier Dorticos (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a third round KO over Livin Castillo (16-10, 10 KOs) and heavyweight Terrance Marbra (6-1, 5 KOs) stopped popular Erik “The Viking” Leander (11-2, 8 KOs) in round four.



November 19th, 2011


UFC

Introducing Alex Soto

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

There are many touchstones Alex Soto can look to when it comes to keeping the first time UFC jitters at bay before his Octagon debut this Saturday against Michael McDonald. He can refer back to his time in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Army, an interesting trip to his native Tijuana for one of his first amateur fights, or his current job as a dolphin trainer for the Navy. But instead, he will find inspiration in the person he calls “the best fighter I ever met.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Cosme Rivera wins lopsided decision against Antonio Pitalua; trilogy now tied at 1-1-1

Photos: All Star Boxing

The third meeting between Mexican jr. welterweights Cosme “Chino” Rivera (33-14-3, 23 KOs) and Antonio Pitalua (52-6-1, 43 KOs) ended in a twelve round unanimous decision for Rivera on Friday night at the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City, Mexico. With the WBC Latin jr. welterweight title on the line, Rivera outboxed the hard hitting Pitalua to win by scores 119-109, 117-111, 119-109. In their first encounter on March 6, 1999, Pitalua won a hard fought decision, the second time around Cosme fought his way to what it looked like a decision win, but the judges scorecards had a controversial draw. With the trilogy tied at 1-1-1 will we see Rivera-Pitalua 4? (more…)



November 19th, 2011


Boxing Result

Williams scores big knockout victory

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photo: Bob Barton

“Dangerous” Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs) continued his knockout ways with another “highlight reel” style stoppage, dropping journeyman lightweight John Willoughby (3-11, 2 KOs) for the count at 1:59 of the 2nd round on Friday night. Williams, who had an ESPN “Plays of the Week” knockout at the same location, the St. Charles, MO Ameristar Casino Spa Resort, in August, was never in danger and when the opportunity arose, fired a right hand, left hook, right hand combination. Willoughby immediately dropped to the canvas, prompting referee Mike England to rush to his aid while calling the doctor into the ring.

His opponent’s prior record aside, Williams feels that every time he steps through the ropes, “They are gunning for me because they have nothing to lose.” The current WBC Continental Americas lightweight titlist’s next contest comes rather quickly, January 6, 2012, against an opponent to be determined.



November 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Margarito to be tested in NYC on Saturday; final NYSAC decision coming on Monday

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Antonio Margarito will be examined on Saturday in New York City by an ophthalmologist appointed by the New York State Athletic Commission, whose final report will be revealed on Monday when the NYSAC finally decides whether or not to grant a boxing license for Margarito to challenge WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on December 3 at Madison Square Garden.

At a hearing on Friday, the Commission decided that ‘The Tijuana Tornado,’ who was training in Mexico, had to come to the office of another eye expert to corroborate the previous six positive results from the best specialists in the country who allegedly gave the nod to the Mexican to pursue his career. (more…)



November 19th, 2011

StrikeForce

Sayers and Rousey shine at Strikeforce

Antwain Britt was supposed to be the heavier puncher. Lumumba Sayers had never knocked anyone out in his short pro career. Until Friday, when a couple of thunderous right hands sent Britt (11-6) slumping against the cage. The referee intervened just 28 seconds into the bout and Sayers (5-2), fighting out of Denver, had notched the fifth win of his career (all first round finishes). . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, Strikeforce.com
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November 19th, 2011

Scale Watch

Dib, Servidei make weight

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib weighed 126 pounds and challenger Alberto Servidei also weighed 126 pounds on Friday for Saturday’s world title contest at the Homebush Sports Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib won the vacant title by defeating Jorg Laceirva in July with a clear points decision. Servidei is coming off a points win over Richard Szebeledi in August. Promoter is Michael Karagiannis. Click here for more photos…



November 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Eddie Gomez stays unbeaten

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (7-0, 6 KOs) from the Bronx, scored his fourth straight victory by knockout with a fifth round stoppage Cuban Antonio Infante (6-2, 4 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash at the Complejo Deportivo Nilmarie Santini in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 19-year-old Gomez landed an uppercut that did the main damage at 2:17.

In a surprising upset, journeyman Roberto Acevedo (11-12-3, 1 KO) scored a six round majority decision over previously unbeaten KO artist O’Neil Negron (8-1-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 57-57, 59-55, 58-56.

In a short, but exciting war between debuting cruiserweights, “Machine Gun” Keith Tapia scored a first round TKO over Kulian Santiago.



November 19th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Huntington, Long Island

Chris Algeiri 142 vs. Bayan Jargal 139
Cletus Seldin 146 vs. Rashad Bogar 145.25
Rich Neves 146.25 vs. Hector Rivera 144
Jaques Louis 261 vs. Aaron Kinch 269
Raul Nuncio 154.25 vs. Elmer Vera 154.25
Mike Ocasio 170 vs. Steven Tyner 171
Venue: Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: Azteca America



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Iwasa wins Japanese 118 lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

21-year-old ex-amateur champ Ryosuke Iwasa (10-1, 7 KOs), 118, acquired the Japanese bantamweight belt as he maintained the pressure, floored Japan-based Filipino Jerope Mercado Zuiyama (24-2-3, 8 KOs), 117.75, in the fifth session and earned a unanimous decision (98-92 twice and 97-92) over ten fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a grudge fight for Iwasa, in a sense, since the talented southpaw (with an amateur mark of 60-6, 44 stoppages) had a crack at the national throne against Shinsuke Yamanaka only to suffer a come-from-behind stoppage in the tenth and final round last March. Yamanaka then renounced the Japanese title and acquired the vacant WBC bantam belt by stopping Christian Esquivel some two weeks ago. The once-beaten Iwasa thus fought in a quest for the same national diadem again. For more details and photos click here…



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Guzman, Mendez annihilate foes

Now fighting as a welterweight, former world champion Joan Guzman (31-0-1, 18 KOs) showed his power with a first round knockout against Florencio Castellano (17-5, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF Caribbean title on Friday night at the Hotel Jaragua in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Guzman laid Castellano out for the count with a right uppercut.

Former super featherweight title challenger Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Jose Palma (14-5-2, 9 KOs). Palma was down once in the second and the bout was stopped shortly after.

Unbeaten female lightweight star Amanda Serrano (13-0-1, 8 KOs) battered Grecia Nova (8-15-4, 2 KOs) for four rounds and Nova didn’t come out for the fifth. Serrano dropped Nova in round two.

Lightweight Julio de Jesus (13-0, 12 KOs) stopped Ramon Duran (21-4-1, 13 KOs) in round two.



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Montiel, Terrazas make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Three-times world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel and Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas both made 122 pounds for their twelve round clash for the vacant WBC Silver super bantanweight title at the Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. This will Montiel’s third fight since moving to super bantamweight after losing his WBC/WBO bantamweight crowns to Nonito Donaire in February. The card is presented by Kochul Montiel Producciones.



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Upper Marlboro, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing “In Yo’ Face at Showplace” card tomorrow night at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Venroy July 199 vs. Jason Pauley 200.5
Abudorin Akinyanju 293.5 vs. Dennis Benson 243
Lenwood Dozier 150 vs. Norman Allen 150
Tony Jeter 164 vs. Ken Dunham 167.5
Omar Sims 159.5 vs. Barry Trotter 160.5
Kevin Womack, Jr. 142 vs. Benjamin Olinga 142.5



November 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC 139 at the scales

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

From the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., for UFC 139, which is headlined by the five round light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan Henderson and the middleweight bout between Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in for two televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 2:50 pm ET / 5:50 pm PT. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MAIN EVENT
Dan Henderson (203) VS Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205)

PPV
Cung Le (185) VS Wanderlei Silva (185)
Brian Bowles (136) VS Urijah Faber (136)
Rick Story (170.5) VS Martin Kampmann (170.5)
Kyle Kingsbury (205) VS Stephan Bonnar (205)

TELEVISED PRELIMS
Jason Brilz (204) VS Ryan Bader (205)
Alex Soto (135) VS Michael McDonald (136)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Chris Weidman (185.5) VS Tom Lawlor (185)
Rafael Dos Anjos (155.5) VS Gleison Tibau (155)
Nick Pace (141) VS Miguel Torres (136.5)
Seth Baczynski (171) VS Matt Brown (171)
Danny Castillo (155) VS Shamar Bailey (158)

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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Rodriguez, Sasiprapa make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican Jose Rodriguez and Thailander Nethra Sasiprapa both made 108 pounds for their clash for the vacant WBA light flyweight world crown in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

American referee Rafael Ramos will be the third man in the ring and the three judges will be Danilo Longo (Peru), Luis Rivera (USA) and Raul Nieves (Puerto Rico.). The WBA supervisor is Rodolfo Fortich (Colombia).
Click here for more photos…



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City

Photos: Christopher Tony

Garrett Wilson 190 vs. Chuck Mussachio 183.5
Ronald Cruz 148 vs. Anges Adjaho 146
Kevin Franklin 220 vs. Bryant Jennings 228
Manuel Guzman 150 vs. DeCarlo Perez 147
Dontre King 142 vs. Julio DeJesus 138.5
Naim Nelson 139 vs. Deroy Beaton 138
Charles Kirby 163 vs. Antowyan Aikens 166
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
Click here for more photos…



November 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Chavez Jr. and Manfredo Jr. make weight

Report/photos by Robert Hughes at the scale

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 159.75 vs. Peter Manfredo Jr. 159.5
(WBC middleweight championship)
Joshua Clottey 156 vs. Calvin Green 156.25
Mickey Bey 134.25 vs. Hector Velasquez 134.5
Marcus Johnson 171.75 vs. William Bailey 178.75
Ricardo Avila 126.75 vs. Luis Zarazura 125
Ivan Otero 127 vs. Gino Escamilla 128.5
Cedric Sheppard 145.5 vs. Alex Saucedo 146.5
Lanardo Tyner 145.75 vs. Lucky Boy Omotoso 148
Larry Smith 152.75 vs. Jose Pinzon 154.5
Venue: Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Alexeev dismantles Bruwer; Charr stops Nascimento

By Karl Freitag

Former cruiserweight world title challenger Alexander Alexeev (22-2, 20 KOs) outclassed game Daniel Bruwer (22-3-1, 19 KOs) claiming the vacant WBC International cruiserweight title by eighth round KO on Friday night at the Kugelbake Halle in Cuxhaven, Germany. The WBO #6 rated Alexeev, a former Olympian and amateur world champion, dominated every minute of every round in a methodical beatdown until Bruwer finally took a knee in the eighth. Time was 1:36.

Heavyweight Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (15-2, 13 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC International Silver heavyweight title. Former Tyson Fury foe Nascimento got off to a good start, but Charr battered him in the eighth and Nascimento didn’t come out for the ninth

Middleweight Ante Bilic (26-2, 13 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Geard Ajetovic (19-6-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 77-77, 78-77.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Maccarinelli destroys Marosi

In his first bout in the light heavyweight division, former WBO cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (33-5, 26 KOs) needed just 91 seconds to annihilate previously unbeaten Gyorgy Marosi (12-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the famed York Hall in London. A left/right combination rocked Marosi and the bout was quickly stopped by referee Jeff Hinds, possibly a bit early.

Cruiserweight Tony Conquest (8-0, 2 KOs) stepped up in class to take a ten round decision over Toks Owoh (20-6, 11 KOs). The score was 100-91.

Highly touted super middleweight prospect Frank Buglioni (2-0, 2 KOs) blew away Paul Morby (6-10-1, 0 KOs) in the first round. Morby was down twice. Time was 2:47.

Unbeaten lightweight Billy Morgan (5-0, 0 KOs) handed the 16th straight loss to Marc Callaghan (19-26-1, 5 KOs). Score was 40-36.



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Shogun is ready for Rua

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Fortunately—or unfortunately, depending on one’s perspective—mixed martial arts marquee bouts often fail to come with a dramatic story line of rivalries between fighters.
Even when we press folks try to manufacture tension, it usually receives an unenthusiastic smack down from the fighter(s) in question. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Jorge “Travieso” Arce vacates WBO super bantamweight title to fight for the WBO bantamweight belt

Jorge “Travieso” Arce has vacated his WBO buper bantamweight championship to fight for the WBO Bantamweight title and become the first Mexican boxer with titles in five different weight divisions (counting one interim title). Arce (58-6-2, 45 KOs), who owned belts at 108, 112, 115 and 122 pounds, will face Indonesian Angky Angkotta (25-5, 14 KOs) November 26 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico for the WBO bantamweight belt. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sam Soliman defeats Eromosele Albert in IBF middleweight eliminator

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

IBF #5 middleweight Sam Soliman 159.2 lbs outscored IBF #13 Eromosele Albert 159.lbs on points over twelve rounds on Friday at the Melbourne Pavilion in Flemington, Victoria, Australia in a nationally televised IBF middleweight elimination bout on Friday. Soliman outworked Albert in most of the rounds in a action packed bout to be awarded the decision by scores of 118-110, 117-111, 116-112.

In an undercard bout for the vacant Australian light heavyweight title, Blake Caparello stopped Michael Van Nimwegan in seven rounds when referee Ignatius Missalidis crowned Caparello after Van Nimwegan was out on his feet.

WBO Oriental light welterweight champion Solomon Egberime 138.2 lbs and Czar Amonsot139.2 lbs. boxed to a twelve round draw. Scores were 114-113, 113-114 and 113-113 in an exciting bout.

Also IBO Asia Pacific cruiserweight titleholder Brad Pitt 196.3 lbs stopped Victor Oganov 199.5 lbs at 2:56 of round five when Oganov signaled to the referee he could not continue after visiting the canvas. Click here for more photos…



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Rendall Munroe moves down to bantamweight

Former European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe is dropping down a weight division to bantamweight and set his immediate sights on European champion Jamie McDonnell. He will have his first fight in the 118lb division in early February. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Cung Le: Style and substance

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV Nov. 19!

If you’ve never seen Cung Le fight before, just think of a Hollywood action movie, but in real life. But that’s just the surface stuff. Beyond the highlight reel knockouts, jaw-dropping strikes, and flashy scissor kicks, there lies a fighter, one you would have seen if you were around when he entered his first Sanshou tournament, the US Open, in 1994 . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

NYSAC delays Margarito decision; possibility looms that the bout could be moved

The New York State Athletic Commission today postponed their decision on whether or not they will license Antonio Margarito to face Miguel Cotto on December 3 at the nearly sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City, pending an examination by a commission doctor. Margarito suffered a serious eye injury in his bout with Manny Pacquiao in November 2010, but had been given to go-ahead by doctors to meet Cotto in a highly charged rematch.

Meanwhile, there is speculation that should the NYSAC fumble the ball, several states would be willing to stage the bout with Cowboys Stadium in Dallas being the frontrunner.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Marco Huck renews promotional deal with Sauerland for two more years

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck renewed his promotional contract with Sauerland Event for two more years. “I am very happy with the way we have been working together over the years and I am looking forward to keeping up the great work”, says Huck. “There is no reason for me to change anything at the moment. I am still young, and I want to win more world titles. I am sure that my team at Sauerland will help me to achieve my goals.”
The 27 year old powerhouse is tied to Sauerland since starting his pro career in November 2004. Huck won 34 of his 35 pro fights including 25 KO victories. (more…)



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Argenis Mendez, Joan Guzman showcased tonight

IBF #6 rated super featherweight Argenis Mendez (18-2, 9 KOs) returns to action tonight in his native country of the Dominican Republic. It will be Mendez’ first fight since a controversial decision loss to Juan Carlos Salgado for the IBF super featherweight championship. Mendez had hoped to immediately secure a rematch against Salgado, but rather than wait around for the fight to possibly materialize, he will look to take things into his own hands and work his way back toward another title shot, beginning with his bout tonight against Jose Palma (14-4-2, 9 KOs). The bout, scheduled for 10 rounds, will take place at the Hotel Jaragua, in Santo Domingo. Headlining the card, which will be aired by ESPN Deportes, will be former world champion Joan Guzman taking on Florencio Castellano for the vacant IBF Caribbean welterweight title.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Dereck Chisora says he’s primed to upset Robert Helinius

“I’m surprised Helenius’ people wanted me to fight their unbeaten golden boy, they must be going on my performance in my last fight and think I’m easy pickings,” said heavyweight Dereck Chisora who will face Robert Helenius for the European heavyweight title at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland, on December 3rd.

“Believe me, this is the biggest mistake they have made with his career and I’ll be going over to Finland to knock him clean out. He’s called the Nordic Nightmare, but he’ll be having nightmares about me for the rest of his life after I’ve left him flat out on the canvas. I’ll be fit and ready for this fight like never before, it’s the big fight I need to really get my juices flowing and performing like I know I can. I can’t wait for December 3 and winning that European title and bringing it back to Britain.”



November 18th, 2011

StrikeForce

Sayers is a force to be reckoned with

STRIKEFORCE is live on SHOWTIME tonight!

Lumumba Sayers finally said “enough.” After taking a fight on two weeks’ notice against unbeaten Derek Brunson on July’s Strikeforce: Fedor vs Henderson card, he went through all the stresses that come with not having a full training camp. He had to worry about making weight, not strategy, and as far as having the opportunity to study his opponent, that was not a luxury he possessed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, Strikeforce.com
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For more on Strikeforce, visit www.strikeforce.com



November 18th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 139 weighin today

UFC 139 is LIVE on PPV Nov. 19!


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For more on UFC 139 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez, Sasiprapa ready to collide for WBA belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Rene Perez

Light flyweights José “El Torito” Rodriguez and Nethra Sasiprapa were face to face Thursday for the final press conference prior to Saturday’s showdown for the vacant WBA light flyweight interim world championship in Mazatlan.

Nethra Sasiprapa: I thank you very much for this opportunity, but in my mind and heart I am taking this world belt. I’ve been waiting a long time and sacrificed and have come to another continent to do it.”

Jose “El Torito” Rodriguez: This title is for Mazatlan. I’m in good shape and eager to step into the ring and be crowned world champion.

The event is presented by Zapari Boxing and Canelo Promotions and broadcast on Televisa in channel 5. Young prospects Gilberto Ramirez, Carlos Velarde and Jasseth Noriega will also see action.



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Tyson in Brazil to sing “Girl from Ipanema”

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former heavyweight champion “Iron Mike” Tyson arrived on Thursday to Santos Dumont Airport in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to record a song with famed Brazilian television personality Luciano Huck today. Tyson was very happy and expressed his gratitude for being invited by Huck to this beautiful city last year in Las Vegas. Tyson and Huck will be singing the famous Brazilian song “Garota de Ipanema” (Girl from Ipanema).



November 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Meza-Clay vs. Bobo Thanksgiving Eve in Pittsburgh

Roy Jones Jr. in association with TNT Promotions presents “Thanksgiving Feast of Fists” on Wednesday night November 23rd (the night before Thanksgiving) at Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In the main event, world ranked contender Monty Meza-Clay (31-3) faces fellow contender Leon Bobo (18-8-1). In the co-feature, WBF Americas cruiserweight champion Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (19-1-2) locks horns with Utah state cruiserweight champion Gary “Pit Bull” Gomez (19-12-2). Five additional bouts are scheduled for the undercard. Tickets are Gold Ringside $100, Silver Reserved $65 & General Admission $35 & can be purchased @ Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of Exclusive Platinum Ringside VIP Tables & Box Seats are available while supplies last by calling 724-513-1416.



November 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Darchinyan ready for Moreno

By Brett Bonetti

Two division world champion and current IBO bantamweight champion Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan (37-3-3, 27 KOs) challenges WBA bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (31-1-1, 11 KOs) on December 3 at the Honda Centre in Anaheim California. Darchinyan is aiming to add yet another belt to his impressive career. The big hitting southpaw plans to add belt number nine to his collection with a victory over Moreno. “I think the most belts, Oscar de la Hoya won ten world titles, I have eight belts and I am chasing more” Darchinyan said. (more…)



November 18th, 2011




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