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By Felipe Leon at ringside
Super flyweight Oswaldo “Waldo” Castro (14-4-1, 9KOs) earned a unanimous decision over the tough Jose Estrella (11-4-1, 9KOs) in an eight round war with out quarrel. Both fighters had their moments but Castro was able to outbox Estrella in the later rounds.
Brian Sanchez (11-0-1, 8KOs) remained undefeated with a second round knockout over local Marco Antonio Parra (4-3, 2KOs).
After a short lay off, Damian Gonzalez (2-0, 1KO) returned to the ring with a knock out win of Arturo Grajeola (3-1). Gonzalez sent Grajeola to the canvas three times in the second round to force the referee to call halt to the action. The bout was in the super middleweight division.
By Felipe Leon at ringside Super flyweight Oswaldo “Waldo” Castro (14-4-1, 9KOs) earned a unanimous decision over the tough Jose …
By Dave Spencer at ringside
Super-lightweight Dierry Jean (22-0 14KO) dominated from beginning to end in winning a unanimous decision over Lanardo Tyner (25-8-2 15KO) and capturing the vacant NABF belt in Montreal Saturday night. Scorecards read 119-109 across the board. Jean was simply too fast for Tyner who took the fight on short notice and was unable to make the 140 pound limit.
Nicholson Poulard (18-3 8KO) captured the vacant NABA light heavyweight title with a split decision victory over the previously undefeated Lionell Thompson (12-1 8KO). A sustained body attack by Poulard never let the talented Thompson fully into the fight as the Buffalo fighter was constantly out-worked on the evening. Scores in the bout were 97-93, 96-94 For Poulard and 97-93 for Thompson.
Ahmad Cheikho 60-54 60-54 60-54 Laszlo Komjathi
Ghislain Maduma TKO 1:49 Rnd 2 Aldo Valtierra
Ibrahim Kamal 58-56 58-56 59-55 Abou Bechelaghem
Baha Laham TKO 2:20 Rnd 1 Arpad Vass
Chris Plaitis 40-35 (x3) Csaba Toth
Schiller Hyppolite TKO 3:00 Rnd 1 Ferenc Sarkozi
By Dave Spencer at ringside Super-lightweight Dierry Jean (22-0 14KO) dominated from beginning to end in winning a unanimous decision …
Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round TKO Over Sam Sexton (15-3, 6 KOs) to claim the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Aintree Equestrian Centre in Liverpool, England. The Olympic bronze medalist floored Sexton at the end of round three with a right hand, then Price put Sexton on the deck twice in round four and the bout was stopped. Time was 2:07.
In an upset, unheralded junior welterweight Darren Hamilton (12-2, 3 KOs) outworked WBC #11, IBF #11 rated Ashley Theophane (31-5-1, 9 KOs) over twelve rounds to surprisingly seize Theophane’s BBBofC British belt. Hamilton took the bout on less than a week’s notice and denied Theophane the chance to keep the Londsale belt outright. Scores were 117-112, 118-113 and 115-113.
Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round TKO Over Sam Sexton (15-3, 6 KOs) …
By Alex Hermann
Photo by Photo Wende
Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. Green dropped Kessler in round one but Kessler stayed out of trouble for the rest of the round. Kessler responded to rock Green in rounds two and three, then finished him with with a left hand to the chin in round four. Kessler claimed the vacant WBC Silver light heavyweight title. (more…)
By Alex Hermann Photo by Photo Wende Former WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) scored a fourth …
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
IBO 130 pound champion Will Tomlinson (19-0,12KO’s) defended the title successfully when he was awarded a technical decision after seven rounds over Mexico’s Daniel Ruiz (27-5-1, 19 KOs) in a scheduled twelve round bout at the Melbourne Pavillion, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. The fight was stopped prematurely due to a power failure that caused a blackout.
Tomlinson dropped Ruiz with a perfectly timed left hook in round one with respected American referee Steve Smoger applying the eight count to the visitor. Wild Will controlled the action in all the following rounds as he outworked his taller opponent connecting consistently with power left hooks and right hands that visibly hurt Ruiz. Tomlinson received a cut eye in round three due to an accidental head clash. Scores at the conclusion Gary Dean 70-62, Steve Scott 69-63, Adam Height 70-62. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin IBO 130 pound champion Will Tomlinson (19-0,12KO’s) defended the title …
By Mark Vaz
Derek Silveira 147 vs. Shahka Moore 146
*For the New England welterweight title
Bill Traft 168 vs. Luis Felix 165
Ricky Kielczewski 169 vs. Brandon Chagnon 147
Michael McLaughlin 146 vs. Noel Garcia 148
Simeon Dunwell 146 vs. William Correa 146
Carlos Candelario, Jr 139 vs. Antonio Chavez-Fernandes 145
Promoter: Granite Chin Promotions Presents
Event: MAYhem in Dorchester
Doors open at 6:30 and first bout is at 7:30pm
Tickets available at the box office
Venue: Dorchester Armory, Dorchester, ME
Continuing on his mission to provide quality pro boxing to Massachusetts fans, Boston promoter and active pro boxer Chris Traietti is presenting tonight’s “MAYhem in Dorchester” card at the Dorchester National Guard Armory 70 Victory Road in Dorchester. Traietti successfully ran three shows in 2011 and is looking forward to doing the same in 2012. (more…)
By Mark Vaz Derek Silveira 147 vs. Shahka Moore 146 *For the New England welterweight title Bill Traft 168 vs. …
We knew it would be coming. Here is the response of Salvador Sanchez II to the scathing statement issued earlier by Promociones del Pueblo, promoter of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez:
Salvador Sanchez II: “First of all I would like to make one thing clear, Salvador Sanchez ll is no coward. I would have never challenged world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in the press and publicly in his face if I didn’t want to fight him. Secondly, Promociones del Pueblo’s statements that they offered us $35,000 is a complete lie. They offered us 200,000 pesos, which equals a measly $15,000, which my manager Grant Elvis Phillips immediately turned down. Shortly after, they came back with another offer of $25,000 and my manager once again told them that Salvador Sanchez II will not take less than $50,000 to fight Jhonny, who is considered by some as the best featherweight in the world. We are ready to sign for the fight today and knock out Jhonny Gonzalez, who apparently knows what it’s like to be KO’d since he already has been three times. I am not going to fight for less than what I was receiving for eight-round fights in the States. I would like to thank my team and the WBC, especially Don Jose Sulaiman for supporting me. I will repeat the history of my uncle Salvador Sanchez Narvaez by winning the WBC Featherweight title.”
We knew it would be coming. Here is the response of Salvador Sanchez II to the scathing statement issued earlier …
By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez (20-15-1, 12 KOs) won the WBU welterweight title with an eight round unanimous decision over defending champion Mike “No Joke” Stewart (48-8-3, 25 KOs) at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. The scores were 80-72, 79-73, and 77-75. The bout was elevated to main event status after an irregularity was found on Mike Mollo’s MRI, causing his heavyweight bout with Franklin Lawrence to be scratched. In the co-feature “Queen” Ronica Jeffrey (10-0, 1 KO) won the women’s WBU featherweight title with an exciting eight round unanimous decision over Jackie “The Force” Trivilino (8-5-2, 1 KO). Dover Downs Hotel & Casino promoted the seven bout card.
Chris Fernandez won the biggest fight of his 15-year pro career against former USBA champ and one time Contender reality show star Stewart, and he did it in Mike’s “home” arena. In fact, Fernandez became the first fighter to defeat Stewart in his twelve fights at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. (more…)
By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Christopher “Kid Kayo” Fernandez (20-15-1, 12 KOs) won the WBU welterweight title …
Promoter Zeferino Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment has announced that he and Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. (53-4, 28 KOs) have reunited and entered into an exclusive promotional agreement. “I am excited to join forces with Camacho Jr. and see how serious he is,” said Ramirez. “He is definitely a slick, seasoned southpaw that deserves a fight with one of the top contenders of today. Hector has a fight scheduled in San Antonio, Texas on June 23rd and then we are looking for a significant fight with one of the top 5. The fighter that comes to mind would be Canelo Alvarez. Hector and I have had many conversations about the young Alvarez. We believe Jr. would easily outbox and outclass the young undefeated star. We are not certain if Alvarez is up for the challenge. If that fight does not materialize, we would love a fight one of the best like a Cotto, Chavez Jr, Shane Mosley or Antonio Margarito.”
Promoter Zeferino Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment has announced that he and Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. (53-4, 28 KOs) have reunited …
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten Japanese heavyweight prospect Kyotaro Fujimoto (3-0, 2 KOs), 224, impressively chalked up a fine TKO victory over Afa Tatupu (7-3, 6 KOs), 221.25, at 0:47 of the second round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. OPBF#8 Fujimoto caught the New Zealander with a smashing straight right, floored him early in round two and furiously follow it up with accurate combinations. He had Tatupu staggering to the ropes to make him turn his back to prompt the referee’s intervention. Fujimoto, formerly a K-1 battler with karate experience, is still 25 years of age, having made a successful debut in the international style game last December. He is scheduled to meet Clarence Tillman, also of New Zealand, in his fourth pro bout beneath the WBC/WBA world title unification bout of Kazuto Ioka and Akira Yaegashi in Osaka on June 20. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese heavyweight prospect Kyotaro Fujimoto (3-0, 2 KOs), 224, impressively chalked up a fine TKO victory …
On Friday evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter® Live, UFC President Dana White officially announced Renan Barao, 26-1 with 1 no-contest, will face Urijah Faber for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Title at UFC 148.
The fight card change comes on the heels of reigning UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz’s knee injury, and subsequent withdrawal, in early May.
The owner of the longest unbeaten streak in mixed martial arts (27 fights without a loss), the Brazilian ‘Baron’ has stormed his way to the top of the UFC’s 135lbs division beating – in succession – Cole Escovedo, Brad Pickett and Scott Jorgensen. (more…)
On Friday evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter® Live, UFC President Dana White officially announced Renan Barao, 26-1 with 1 …
Promociones del Pueblo, the promoter of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez, has issued a scathing statement ripping into #10 rated Salvador Sanchez II, who had been calling out Gonzalez, but then rejected an offer to fight him.
Promociones del Pueblo: Several times the nephew of the legendary Salvador Sanchez has requested a world title opportunity against current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez whom we represent.
Now to take advantage of his #10 WBC ranking at featherweight, his manager and promoter advised him to insist publicly on a chance to face Jhonny Gonzalez for the WBC world featherweight crown, but Sanchez II simply rejected the opportunity.
Last Saturday before millions of viewers, Salvador Sanchez challenged one of the more solid world champions of the time. He did it at the end of his last fight where the Gonzalez was present, even taking the microphone to issue a live challenge. Promociones del Pueblo offered Sanchez the opportunity to face Gonzalez in recognition of his challenge, but not merits he has earned in the ring, offering a generous purse of $35,000 which was rejected out of fear as he had probably already listened to WBC experts who didn’t give him even the most remote chance of getting out of the first round alive. (more…)
Promociones del Pueblo, the promoter of WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez, has issued a scathing statement ripping into #10 rated …
Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 11 – ‘Like a Spartan’ – aired Friday evening and saw favorites Vinc Pichel and Al Iaquinta win their quarterfinal bouts and move into the semifinals alongside James Vick and Michael Chiesa.
Sherman Oaks, California, resident Pichel won by majority decision, defeating Long Beach, California native, Chris Saunders. This was followed by a win for Iaquinta, of Wantagh, New York, who came into the Octagon® focused and ready to dominate and did so in stunning fashion, recording a big TKO win over Andy Ogle, of Newcastle, England, at 4:44 of the 1st round. (more…)
Las Vegas, Nevada – The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 11 – ‘Like a Spartan’ – aired Friday evening and saw …
Kina Malpartida 129.5 vs. Sriphrae Nongkipahuyth 128
(WBA female super feather world title)
Jonathan Maicelo 135 vs. Fernando Angulo 135
(WBA fedecentro lightweight title)
Mauricio Reynoso 168 vs. Joel Mazeo 168
(WBA fedebol super middleweight title)
Yoandris Salinas 122 vs. Imer Velazquez 122
(WBA fedebol super bantamweight title)
Venue: Coliseo Miguel Grau,Callao, Peru
Promoter: Sampson Lewkowicz
By Francisco Salazar
Kina Malpaltida does her best to not let the pounding waves knock her down from her surfboard when she surfs at local beaches in Southern California and Peru. The same could be when she laces up the gloves, attempting to bob and weave her way from her opponents’ hooks and crosses. While she enjoys surfing, the thrill of boxing has allowed her to become a world title belt holder. (more…)
Kina Malpartida 129.5 vs. Sriphrae Nongkipahuyth 128 (WBA female super feather world title) Jonathan Maicelo 135 vs. Fernando Angulo 135 …
By Phil Doherty at ringside
photos: Photos: Carlos Suarez Jr./FightImages.com
Acquinity Sports stormed onto South Florida’s boxing shores beginning last January with a dynamic duo of fight cards from Hollywood Beach. Tonight, they moved a few miles inland and light years upwards in visibility with a scintillating six-bout show from the prestigious Seminole Hard Rock Live. The six-bout “D Day II: Dominican Domination” card featured four undefeated Dominican prospects itching to take the next big next step in their young careers. Each scratched that itch as Acquinity made a dominating statement during their debut show from the esteemed Hollywood boxing venue.
As current Dominican kingpin Joan “Baby Tyson” Guzman provided color commentary from ringside, his young countrymen dominated and dismantled a bevy of stubborn and experienced Mexican, Puerto Rican and Jamaican opposition. (Guzman eyes a return to the ring for Acquinity Sport’s next card at the Hard Rock July 21st after suffering a broken right hand during his 8th round KO victory over Jesus Pabon in March.) (more…)
By Phil Doherty at ringside photos: Photos: Carlos Suarez Jr./FightImages.com Acquinity Sports stormed onto South Florida’s boxing shores beginning last …
Junior welterweight Ivan “Macanon” Cano (22-3, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated 18-year-old prospect Mauricio “El Trompas” Pintor (17-1-1, 11 KOs), nephew of Mexican Legend Lupe Pintor, on Friday night at the recently renovated Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City. Cano set the tone for the fight when he dropped Pintor in round one. Pintor had a point deducted in round three for hitting on the break. Pintor hit Cano with a rabbit punch in round six and Cano took the full five minutes to recover (no point deduction). Neither fighter did much down the stretch. With the win, Cano claimed both the vacant WBO and WBC Youth jr. welterweight world titles.
Junior welterweight Ivan “Macanon” Cano (22-3, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated 18-year-old prospect Mauricio …
Garth Somers, former boxing promoter from Winnipeg, passed away earlier this week at St. Boniface Hospital of lung cancer. Somers had been involved in the local pro boxing scene throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s with boxers Mark Riggs, Brooke Wellby, Terry Jesmer and many others. He once promoted a show with former heavyweight Frank “Gator” Lux in Rapid City, South Dakota that made almost $800, but unfortunately, Garth had to donate the profit to Lux’ hospital bills after the local star suffered a broken jaw in his main event bout against Vampire Johnson. He claimed it was the only time he turned a profit in boxing. “Garth was a real character and a good friend to a lot of fighters,” said Lux. “He was a real stand up guy.”
Pictured: Former Western Canadian Middleweight Champion Terry Jesmer with promoter Garth Somers at The Knucklehead Convention 2007 in Winnipeg.
Garth Somers, former boxing promoter from Winnipeg, passed away earlier this week at St. Boniface Hospital of lung cancer. Somers …
In a clash of undefeated junior welterweights, WBO #9 Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KOs) scored an explosive fifth round TKO over Raymond “Tito” Serrano (18-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York. Mayfield dropped Serrano in round three and absolutely leveled him at the bell in round four. Serrano barely made it to his corner, but unfortunately his cornermen were completely disorganized and did little to revive him. A still woozy Serrano came out to be mercilessly battered in the fifth. The bout was waved off by referee Eddie Claudio at :47.
Undefeated middleweight Jason “Monstruo” Escalera (12-0-1, 11 KOs) and Nick “The Machine Gun” Brinson (9-1-2, 5 KOs) battled to a hard fought eight round draw. Scores were 76-75 for Escalera, 76-75 for Brinson, and 76-76.
Local middleweight favorite Kevin “KID” Rooney Jr. (4-2, 2 KOs), son of famed trainer Kevin Rooney, was surprised by Anthony Jones (2-0-1, 0 KOs). Knockdowns scored by Jones in rounds one and two earned him a unanimous 39-35, 38-36, 38-36 win in the four round contest.
In a clash of undefeated junior welterweights, WBO #9 Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (16-0-1, 10 KOs) scored an explosive fifth …
Promociones del Pueblo has decided to terminate talks for a possible fight between WBC world featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez against countryman Salvador Sanchez II in July in Mexico. Gonzalez is looking for was looking to make a fifth defense before taking a big fight in the U.S. back in September against the likes of Orlando Salido or Daniel Ponce De Leon. WBC #10 Sanchez II, the look-a-like nephew of Mexican ring great Salvador Sanchez, had repeatedly called out Jhonny and Gonzalez’ Team finally agreed to defend against him provided Sanchez II beat Juan Beltran last Saturday in Mexico City with Jhonny at ringside watching the fight. However during the ensuing week boxing experts and the media attacked Sanchez II questioning his skills and ability to face a top champion like Jhonny Gonzalez.
Promociones del Pueblo has decided to terminate talks for a possible fight between WBC world featherweight champion Johnny Gonzalez against …
Photo: Emily Harney
Andre Berto was recently advised that he has tested positive for low levels of 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite of nandrolone or nandrolone precursors. So far, neither Andre Berto nor his lawyer have been provided with any laboratory documentation other than a 1-page, summary report of the laboratory’s findings. Berto’s lawyer Howard Jacobs has requested the complete laboratory documentation package, including all chain of custody documentation and scientific data supporting the laboratory’s summary report.
Andre Berto statement: “At the present time, I cannot explain the positive drug test, which was provided as part of a voluntary anti-doping program in which I agreed to participate. I know that I have never used any steroids or other banned substances, and I am investigating all possible causes of the positive test with my attorney Howard Jacobs. I have never cheated, and all of my success has come from hard work and dedication.”
Photo: Emily Harney Andre Berto was recently advised that he has tested positive for low levels of 19-norandrosterone, a metabolite …
By John Cannon
Odlanier Solis 267.50 vs. Konstantin Airich 225.75
(IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title)
Jerry Belmontes 129.5 vs. Ramesis Gil 130
Raul Tovar 145 vs. DeShaun Williams 142
Oscar Tovar 123 vs. Gilbert Cancino 122.25
Angel Hernandez 126.75 vs. Ramiro Torres 131
Fight Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Venue: Pharr Events Center
Promoter: Main Events Boxing and Cavazos Boxing
NOTE: According to Main Events, highlights of the twelve round Solis-Airich clash for the vacant IBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title will be shown on TeleFutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate “time permitting.” So if the eight-rounder and two four-rounders scheduled to be seen live end early, the battle between world-rated heavyweights might get a snippet of air time.
By John Cannon Photo: Arena Odlanier Solis 267.50 vs. Konstantin Airich 225.75 (IBF Intercontinental Heavyweight Title) Jerry Belmontes 129.5 vs. …
Jr welterweight Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) who was brutally attacked last week was released a few days ago from the hospital. Casal has received a huge support from the cities of Buffalo and his native Niagara Falls, New York since this story went global after being initially reported by Fightnews.com. Casal is in good spirits and recovering well from his injuries. The attacker is now in police custody as of the last few hours and being charged with first degree assault with no bail set. Casal is currently on his way to the police station to positively identify the attacker.
Jr welterweight Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) who was brutally attacked last week was released a few days ago from …
Former BALCO chief Victor Conte, who has been working with Andre Berto, is tweeting up a storm on the topic of Berto testing positive for a forbidden steroid. Here’s some of what he is saying…
“Andre Berto’s postive test for nandrolone has absolutely nothing to do with me or any supplements I provided. Likely trace contamination.”
“Andre has admitted to taking supplements other than what I provided without my knowledge. Apparently, something was contaminated.”
“This shows that VADA is highly effective. I encouraged Andre to enroll in VADA & he comes up positive. An investigation is being conducted.”
“Several hundred positive tests for nandrolone. I don’t believe they are from using it with intent to cheat. Always from trace contamination.”
“Lots of uneducated people. Nandrolone is the longest lasting steroid known to man. No athlete would ever use it with intent to cheat.” (more…)
Former BALCO chief Victor Conte, who has been working with Andre Berto, is tweeting up a storm on the topic …
By Bob Ryder
The “Quake At The Lake” boxing card scheduled for Saturday night featuring hometown favorites Johnny Garcia and Jordan Shimmell has been canceled. According to one source there were several paperwork issues unresolved with the state boxing commission. No new date for the show has been announced.
By Bob Ryder The “Quake At The Lake” boxing card scheduled for Saturday night featuring hometown favorites Johnny Garcia and …
Jamaal Davis 157 vs. Eberto Medina 157.2
Chuck Mussachio 174 vs. Bill Bailey 178.5
Roberto Yong 165.5 vs. Fred Jenkins, Jr. 165.5
Korey Sloane 138 vs. Justin Johnson 138
Korey Pritchett 139 vs. David Gonzalez 140
Louis Robinson 183.5 vs. Todd Unthank-may 178.5
Latwon Halsey 145 vs. Miguel Corcino 145.5
Fight Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
First Bout: 7.30pm
Tickets: $50 & $75 available at the door
Jamaal Davis 157 vs. Eberto Medina 157.2 Chuck Mussachio 174 vs. Bill Bailey 178.5 Roberto Yong 165.5 vs. Fred Jenkins, …
First it was Lamont Peterson, now Andre Berto is the latest fighter to run into problems with extra voluntary drug testing not required by the state boxing commission. We had heard last week that former welterweight champion Andre Berto has tested positive for a steroid in pre-fight drug testing but wanted to wait for official confirmation before reporting it. That confirmation came today. This time Golden Boy has ample time to find a replacement opponent for Victor Ortiz on June 23 in the likely event Berto is not allowed to fight. Last week the company was forced to cancel Peterson’s rematch with Amir Khan, which should have been in the midst of the pre-fight weigh-in as this report is being posted.
Former BALCO chief Victor Conte, who is working with Berto tweeted “Andre Berto’s postive test for nandrolone has absolutely nothing to do with me or any supplements I provided. Likely trace contamination.”
First it was Lamont Peterson, now Andre Berto is the latest fighter to run into problems with extra voluntary drug …
By Dave Spencer
Tablecloths were the order of the afternoon as both visiting opponents fighting for North American titles came in heavy. Lanardo Tyner who hasn’t fought at 140 in close to four years and was only announced this week as an opponent predictably came in heavy, being slightly over two pounds over the light-welterweight limit. More surprisingly Lionell Thompson who at 12-0 would be considered a slight favourite in his match-up with Nicholson Poulard (17-3) also came in heavy by a pound. Both fighters were given two hours to lose the excess weight but didn’t; should either win the titles would remain vacant.
Despite the extra pounds, it didn’t stop Tyner from talking the talk as he stepped off the scales. “It’s ‘Pain Server’ time,” he barked to the crowd. “I’m going to step him up and welcome him to the big leagues.” Dierry Jean was unimpressed responding that it was instead ‘Douggy Style’ time and that he already was well aware of what the big leagues were all about.
Dierry Jean 139.8 vs. Lanardo Tyner 142.1
(Vacant NABA Light Welterweight Title)
Nicholson Poulard 174 vs. Lionell Thompson 176
(Vacant NABA Light Heavyweight Title)
Ghislain Maduma 136.6 vs. Aldo Valtierra 137
Baha Laham 131.6 vs. Arpad Vass 130.7
Ahmad Cheikho 147 vs. Laslo Komjathi 147.
Ibrahim Kamal 133.9 vs. Aboubeker Bechelaghem 134.5
Chris Plaitis 132.5 vs. Csaba Toth 129.4
Schiller Hyppolite 172.4 vs. Ferene Sarkozi 172
Venue: Holiday Inn Pointe Claire
Promoter: Eye of the Tiger
First Bell: 7pm
By Dave Spencer Tablecloths were the order of the afternoon as both visiting opponents fighting for North American titles came …
TOMORROW NIGHT – Barnett and Cormier Battle For The World Grand Prix Title: The Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix comes to a close tomorrow night in San Jose as Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier battle for the title of tournament champion! Plus, lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez defends his belt as he meets Josh Thomson for a third time, plus Feijao Cavalcante faces off against Mike Kyle! Strikeforce tomorrow night at 10pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME
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TOMORROW NIGHT – Barnett and Cormier Battle For The World Grand Prix Title: The Strikeforce Heavyweight World Grand Prix comes …
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Juan Carlos Sanchez 115 vs. J Alberto Rosas 115
(IBF super flyweight championship)
Armando Robles 147 vs. Alejandro Barrera 147
Sergio Torres 135 vs. Guillermo Arroyo 136.8
Miguel Barchelet 131 vs. Carlos Orozco 131
Miguel Beltran 135 vs. Daniel Medina 135
Julian Yedras 108 vs. Alfonso Gonzalez 109
Alberto Beltran 141 vs. Carlos Parra 143
Oscar Arce 112 vs. Cristian Cortez 111.7
Venue: Tecate Box Tour Puerto Vallarta
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca
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Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Juan Carlos Sanchez 115 vs. J Alberto Rosas 115 (IBF super flyweight championship) Armando Robles 147 vs. …
Junior welterweight prospect Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) and unbeaten hard puncher Rafael “El Pollo Blanco” Gonzalez will collide on June 1st, headlining the new edition of the series “A Puño Limpio”, to be held at the Cancha Mario Jimenez (7-0, 6 KOs)in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America at 10PM. Vazquez, from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, will fight Gonzalez, from Caguas, in an eight round bout. In the junior flyweights and in a six rounds fight, Israel “El Heredero” Vazquez (5-0-2, 5 KOs), son of former three time WBA world champion Wilfredo Vazquez and brother of the former WBO superbantamweight Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., will face veteran Miguel “Samurai” del Valle (8-17, 2 KOs). Seven more bouts will complete the show.
Junior welterweight prospect Osenohad “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) and unbeaten hard puncher Rafael “El Pollo Blanco” Gonzalez will collide …
While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in San Jose and live on SHOWTIME®, Barnett’s peers respectfully disagree. (more…)
While the odds-makers make Josh Barnett the betting favorite to win the STRIKEFORCE World Heavyweight Grand Prix Saturday night in …
Story and photos by Felipe Leon
Oscar Gonzalez 120.2 vs. Giovanni Caro 118.4
Pedro Guevara 107.6 vs. Jose Martinez 106.3
Omar Estrella 132.3 vs. Jhean Carlo Aparicio 132.3
Oswaldo Castro 114.4 vs. Jose Estrella 114.6
Pedro Melo 115.3 vs. Salvador Arias 113.5
Brian Sanchez 170 vs. Marco Antonio Parra 164.2
Damian Gonzalez 165.1 vs. Arturo Grajeola 161.4
When: Saturday, May 19th
Where: Monumental Plaza de Toros de Don Antonio, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Promotor: Box Latino
Story and photos by Felipe Leon Oscar Gonzalez 120.2 vs. Giovanni Caro 118.4 Pedro Guevara 107.6 vs. Jose Martinez 106.3 …
Two WBC Silver Championship fights will be in the spotlight this weekend at the Antiguo Palenque De La Feria in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. Strawweight Ganigan “El Zurdo” Lopez (21-3, 14 KOs) faces Denver Cuello (30-4-5, 20 KOs) and featherweight Robinson Castellanos (14-9, 9 KOs) meets Miguel Angel Gonzalez (16-3-1, 7 KOs). In addition to fighting for the WBC Silver championship, Lopez and Cuello will also be competing in a WBC world title final eliminator. The Canelo Promotions/Boxeo De Gala card will air on Sunday afternoon on Fox Deportes on a delayed basis.
Two WBC Silver Championship fights will be in the spotlight this weekend at the Antiguo Palenque De La Feria in …
Before a celebrity packed crowd of nearly 1,000, young heavyweight prospect, Alexander “The Great” Flores, took his first step in his climb up the heavyweight rankings with a fifth round knockout of Joey Montoya on Roy Englebrecht Promotions Rumble On The Range III show at the Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, California.
Under a beautiful California evening before the likes of Joe Pesci, Andy Garcia, Scott Baio, Oscar De La Hoya, and with a boxing ring set up on the driving range at the historic golf club started by Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, 21 year old Flores, who overcame a second round accidental headbutt, goes to 9-0 with the win as he controlled the fight from the start. However the very game Montoya didn’t back down, but just couldn’t avoided Flores relentless firepower and Montoya’s corner called a halted to the onslaught after the fifth round with the Colorado Springs boxer taking his first pro loss and dropping to 4-1-3. This was the 7th knockout win for Flores who is promoted by Roy Englebrecht Promotions and mostly will now be ranked in the WBC’s top 30. (more…)
Before a celebrity packed crowd of nearly 1,000, young heavyweight prospect, Alexander “The Great” Flores, took his first step in …
While the WBA and WBO have sanctioned the July 14 grudge match in London between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, the WBC has sided with the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) and vowed to ban the Luxembourg Boxing Federation and anyone associated with them. In a letter from WBC president Jose Sulaiman to the BBBofC, the WBC confirmed that anyone involved in the fight will be dismissed from the WBC if the fight goes ahead.
“We will expel Luxembourg from our organisation if the commission went ahead as well as any person or institution that has relations with them,” wrote Sulaiman. “We will not condone such a disgraceful behaviour (from Chisora) after seeing that this boxer has no idea of what good behaviour is, by accepting to participate in the intent to threat and embarrass the organisation of boxing with such an act. I am sure the European Boxing Union is on the verge of a strong position against Luxembourg. I am also furious with the promoter who is trying to blast the ethics, honesty and seriousness of the sport of boxing.”
More than 20,000 tickets have already been sold for the fight.
While the WBA and WBO have sanctioned the July 14 grudge match in London between David Haye and Dereck Chisora, …