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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, ...

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PBC at the Crossroads

By Karl Freitag In October 2015, Premier Boxing Champions presented eight live boxing telecasts. In October 2016, there are currently no events scheduled. ...

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao vs. Jessie Vargas undercard headliners were on hand Tuesday afternoon inside the Conga Room ...

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Boxing News

FBHOF 2012 Inductees to be named January 7

The inductees for the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be announced by President Walter “Butch” Flansburg at 2PM on Saturday, January 7, 2012 during the 2nd Annual SJC Boxing Gym Open House and Fundraiser. Hall of Fame trainer Angelo Dundee, former world heavyweight champion Pinklon Thomas, John Russell (trainer of Buster Douglas) and many other VIP guests will be in attendance to lend their support, sign autographs, take pictures and meet everyone who comes by. The famed gym, which has trained boxers from 63 different countries and produced 10 professional world champions is located at 1929 Winkler Ave in Fort Myers, Florida.



December 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Unbeaten Hylon Williams returns February 3rd

Report and photo by Reynaldo Sanchez

On February 3rd, Hylon Williams (15-0, 3 KOs) will face Rances Barthelemy (14-0, 11 KOs) in Las Vegas. Hylon is currently preparing for the bout at The Heavyweight Factory GYM in Hollywood, Fla. Williams-Barthelemy is contracted at 132lbs. Williams fought almost all of his short career in the lightweight division, nevertheless in the last fight he moved up to super lightweight and defeated Andre Baker on December 3rd. “Hylon can fight up to 140 pounds; nevertheless, we believe that the best at this stage is to go down to 130 pounds. In the future we can go up to 135 or 140, by that time we believe that his best weight is lightweight,” his manager Alex Bornote said. Williams is trained by Ramon Garvey.



December 29th, 2011


UFC

Diaz-Cerrone steals show at UFC 141 presser

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

After Nick Diaz took center stage and stole the show at UFC 137, it was only fitting that his brother, Nate would have his day in the sun during the run up to UFC 141.

The younger Diaz came as close to the line of pre-fight decency as possible—and some would argue, hopped over it—during the stare down with fellow co-main event competitor Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at the MGM Grand lobby in Las Vegas. (more…)



December 29th, 2011

Boxing News

Luan Krasniqi retires

Former heavyweight contender Luan Krasniqi (30-4-1, 14 KOs) has announced his retirement as an active boxer at the age of 40. His last fight was a 2008 KO loss to Alexander Dimitrenko and several comeback attempts were derailed due to injuries. The biggest moment is Krasniqi’s career was on September 28, 2005 when he challenged WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster for the world title on the 100th birthday of German boxing icon Max Schmeling in what was a huge fight in Hamburg, Germany. Krasniqi was ahead on all cards before being brutally stopped by Brewster. He plans to stay involved in boxing outside the ring.



December 29th, 2011


Feature Story

Aussie Roundup 2011

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos courtesy Werner Kalin, Peter McDermont, Tim Barry and Ray Wheatley

IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (26-1,15 KOs) was Australia’s most impressive boxer for 2011 with a decisive decision victory over Sebastian Sylvseter in Germany in May to capture the IBF 160 pound title. Geale followed that victory with a one sided points decision over Eromosele Albert in August. The Australian, who is guided by top USA promoter Gary Shaw, would be excellent match for the leading rated middleweight Sergio Martinez with many thinking he has the skills to cause an upset over the Argentine southpaw IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs). For more details and photos click here…



December 29th, 2011

Feature Story

“The Great’ Johnson Prepared For ShoBox Scrap

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated Oxon Hill, MD super middleweight Alexander “The Great” Johnson is preparing another milestone bout in his young pro career. Johnson (12-0, five KO’s) will take on fellow undefeated boxer Luis Garcia of Cork, Ireland by way of Cuba in an eight-round contest that will open the ShoBox telecast on December 30th at the Morongo Resort and Casino in Cabazon, CA.

Johnson made a name for himself with his 10-round majority decision win over previously undefeated Farah Ennis on April 2 in Atlantic City. The win opened opportunities for the 30-year-old southpaw and after his fourth-round knockout win over Keon Johnson in July, Johnson was deemed ready for his first national TV appearance. (more…)



December 29th, 2011

Boxing News

MetroPCS steps inside the Octagon

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that MetroPCS is now the exclusive wireless partner of the UFC® in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The multi-year sponsorship agreement includes MetroPCS signage at all domestic UFC events, a presence in UFC Pay-Per-View event broadcasts, fighter endorsements and appearances, retail promotions and UFC branded MetroPCS products. MetroPCS will also deliver exclusive video and other mobile content to fans, such as highlights of the week, UFC personality profiles, special segments and more. The first event featuring MetroPCS is UFC® 141: LESNAR vs. OVEREEM from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Friday, Dec. 30. (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Chambers vows to impress against Liakhovich

When he opens the new NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night series on January 21 at Asylum Arena in his hometown of Philadelphia, top Heavyweight Contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers has promised to impress Philly’s discerning boxing fans and make lots of new ones. According to Chambers, taking on former WBO heavyweight titleholder Siarhei “White Wolf” Liakhovich in a high profile, nationally televised fight is a great way to showcase the sport and bring new fans for the Sweet Science.

“I want people outside of boxing and new fans coming in to know just how hard I work, and how much work all fighters put in,” Chambers said. “I believe that the Heavyweight Championship is the most coveted title in sports. Everyone loves a Gladiator and that is what boxing is about. NBC Sports Network stepping up to the table will hopefully get fans to take a look at the sport once again and jump on the band wagon. This is exactly what we need. I know when the fans tune in January 21st they will not be disappointed.” (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Taylor, Dirrell Conference Call Quotes

Two Super Six World Boxing Classic fighters, former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor and consensus top-five super middleweight Andre Dirrell, took part in a media teleconference call on Wednesday to discuss their return to the ring on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, Dec. 30, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, Calif.

The ShoBox main event will spotlight Taylor (28-4-1, 17 KOs), of Little Rock, Ark., in a scheduled 10-round middleweight bout. Taylor’s first start in 26 months represents a return to the division he once dominated. He will face Jessie Nicklow (22-2-3, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, Md.

Long regarded as one of the world’s premier super middleweight contenders, Dirrell will return to the ring for the first time in 21 months when he faces Darryl Cunningham in the co-feature. Dirrell (19-1, 13 KOs), of Flint, Mich., has not fought since winning by 11th-round disqualification over Arthur Abraham in The Super Six World Boxing Classic on March 27, 2010. Cunningham (24-2, 10 KOs), of Detroit, has been victorious in 17 consecutive starts and has not lost since December 2007. (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Sulaiman comments on woman beating quotes

WBC President José Sulaimán has given his explanation of some widely reported, highly controversial quotes. Speaking to philboxing on the WBC’s position regarding WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather’s current legal situation, he stated “beating a lady is highly critical, (but) it is not a major sin or crime.”

Official Statement: “I would like to clarify my feelings about some recent comments of mine, and apologize for not finding the right words in English – there are many times when I cannot find the right words to express what I really mean. The comments attributed to me are a complete misrepresentation of my true feelings.

“I am a devoted husband and father of two daughters, and have three wonderful granddaughters, as well. The Virgin of Guadalupe is my superior saint. I am the person that developed female boxing, and I am the person in the WBC that has always been concerned with the protection of women in the ring. I have always been a strong supporter of women’s rights and the protection of women in society. Those are the facts – everybody knows me.

“In my comments, I just meant to say that I have always been in the corner of all the boxers of the world. They are my greatest heroes and, good or bad, I will always be in their corner.

“I know Floyd Mayweather personally, and I know that he’s a good person. I know that he accepted a plea deal for a serious offense, and I did not intend to make light of that. The judge sentenced him to 90 days, which I think is fair. But I know that Floyd is a good human being with a good heart, and I am confident that he will redeem himself with his actions in the future.

“I just wanted Floyd to know that the WBC will always stay strongly in his corner.”



December 28th, 2011

Interview

Q&A Mickey Vann

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Leading English referee Mickey Vann talks to Fightnews about his life growing up in England during the 1940s and how his father became friends with several celebrities including Elvis Presley. Mickey rates Lennox Lewis as one of the greatest heavyweight champions but Ricky Hatton is down the list of 140 pound world champion. His favorite is Chris Eubank who was a great showman. (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Ward, Goossen Quick Quotes

Report and photo Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and promoter Dan Goossen met with the media on Wednesday afternoon at Sisley’s Italian Kitchen in Sherman Oaks, CA. Ward defeated Carl Froch on December 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ to win the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament.

Dan Goossen: “I have promoted many great fighters throughout the years. There is no other man that I have gone into the ring has had the confidence of achieving his goals as Andre Ward. He is a throwback fighter to the golden era. He has only achieved a fraction of what I believe is ahead of him.”

Andre Ward: “I work hard and I have a tremendous work ethic. However, my whole team has a tremendous work ethic. I feel that the best is yet to come for me. I’m only 27 and I feel that I’m approaching the prime of my career. I’m not a pound-for-pound fighter yet, but I feel that I’m creeping up that list.”



December 28th, 2011

Feature Story

DiBella explains change of heart on promoting Jermain Taylor

By Karl Freitag

Two years ago, after former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s Super Six loss to Arthur Abraham, promoter Lou DiBella announced that he would no longer promote Jermain Taylor stating “It is my belief that the continuation of Jermain’s career as an active fighter places him at unnecessary risk. While he is undoubtedly capable of prevailing in future bouts, I cannot, in conscience, remain involved given my assessment of such risk.”

Recently DiBella and Taylor reunited and Jermain will return to the ring for the first time in over two years Friday night on SHOWTIME. Today he explained what prompted him to change his mind about promoting the former champion.

“He had a fight in Germany that didn’t end the way we would have liked and which provided a wake-up call. He walked out of that arena with a headache, he didn’t feel great, he had to go to the hospital and spent most of the night there. It caused a reevaluation of where everything stood in his career at that moment in time. I made a decision at that moment to walk away and I’m very happy that he made a decision shortly thereafter to take some time off.” (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Nam Phan, an old friend

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

Until our 20-minute conversation last week, I hadn’t crossed paths with Nam Phan in nearly a decade. Memory lane made us revisit a chance encounter that occurred long before I started working for the UFC and back when Phan was merely a rookie pro in mixed martial arts . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Chavez-Rubio, Donaire-Vazquez twinbill

Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr., and Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and three-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will headline a world title doubleheader, Saturday, February 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Chávez Jr. will be taking on #1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio. Donaire will rumble with former junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. The fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader go on sale This Saturday! December 31 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Davis-Lopez tops first 2012 ESPN card

Super middleweight contender “Dangerous” Dyah Ali Davis (20-2-1, 9 KOs) is fighting his way out of the long shadow cast by his father, Howard Davis Jr., who captured a gold medal and was selected Outstanding Boxer of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Dyah had hoop dreams until realizing in high school that he wasn’t heading to the NBA. Despite his pedigree, he didn’t even think about boxing until he was 23, after watching the Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko fight, which convinced him that he should become a prize fighter.

Seven years later, he’s the #9 rated 168-pounder by the WBC and WBA, preparing to headline the first ESPN Friday Night Fight broadcast of 2012, January 6 in against Alfonso “The Tiger” Lopez (22-1, 17 KOs) in Key West, Florida. (more…)



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Watch UFC 141 press conference online

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

Watch the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference live Wednesday, December 28 at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT with Dana White, Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem, Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone. Click for more
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December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Ahmet Oner says he’s pulling out of Germany

German promoter Ahmet Oner, head of ARENA Boxing Promotions, has declared that “boxing in Germany is officially dead” and that he plans to pull out of promoting in Germany. Now recognized as an international promoter, Oner currently lives in Miami and Istanbul, Turkey. “I have worked with [Yuriorkis] Gamboa, one of the best and most spectacular boxers in the world, who had a super reception in the U.S. and with whom I earn a lot of money there. Odlanier Solis will come back and make his comeback in the United States. Selcuk Aydin can fight in America or Turkey. Germany does not interest me anymore.”



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio-Chavez Jr confirmed

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source reports that fight between Mexican stars Marco Antonio Rubio and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is confirmed with both boxers having signed the contract to fight on February 4 in San Antonio, Texas, for Chavez’ WBC middleweight world title. The source said that Rubio signed during the WBC Convention in Las Vegas and Chavez Jr. has recently signed. An official announcement is expected next week. Rubio and trainer Jorge Rodriguez are considering preparing at the Otomi Ceremonial Center in Temoaya or in Toluca, Mexico, but could finish his camp in Torreon. The winner of Chavez-Rubio will face Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in 2012.



December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

The Blueprint: Lesnar vs. Overeem

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

This Friday’s heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem is the quintessential battle of styles.

Lesnar is the single most dominant wrestler in the UFC heavyweight division. The former collegiate standout was a two-time Division I All-American and a national champion in his senior year. His overall collegiate record was 106-5. Daniel Cormier, a Strikeforce heavyweight standout, is the only heavyweight in the world who boasts better wrestling chops . . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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December 28th, 2011

Boxing News

WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez and WBO President Francisco Valcarcel help children in Mexico

As part of their “Kids Drug Free” Program, WBO Super Champion Juan Manuel Marquez, President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and the World Boxing Organization made a donation today in Mexico City to the children of Hogares Providencia of Father Chinchachoma in Coyoacan.

“We are very happy to be in Mexico with our great Super Champion helping the future of this country” expressed WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. “We have been helping the children with our WBO “Kids Drug Free” program in over 25 countries. (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Darryl Cunningham: It’s Time To Go To War!

Interview and photos by Bob Ryder

Fightnews.com spoke with Darryl “The People’s Choice” Cunningham as he wrapped up a training session in preparation for his fight with Andre Dirrell. The Cunningham-Dirrell bout will be telecast live on Showtime, this Friday, December 30th, 11PM EST as part of the ShoBox presentation featuring Jermain Taylor vs. Jesse Nicklow.

Darryl, how is your training going?

Excellent, I’m ready. I have been getting real good sparring. My trainers Anthony Henry, Josh Canty and Tony Hloros have me totally prepared. (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Lundy: Talk is cheap

Tired of being earmarked by the contenders in the 135-pound division, reigning NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy has a direct response to the challengers questioning his credentials, specifically #2-ranked Dannie Williams, who threatened Tuesday to “hurt” Lundy if the two should face one another in 2012.

“Everyone knows ‘Hammerin’’ Hank will fight anyone, anywhere at anytime. This has to stop,” Lundy said. “I’ve proven myself time and time again on the road. Now y’all have to come to me. I went out to Chicago and knocked out the former world champ [David Diaz on Aug. 9]. What more do I have to do to get respect? So, if y’all aren’t coming to Philadelphia, Rhode Island, or Connecticut to fight ‘Hammerin’’ Hank, then we don’t have a fight. I’m tired of going into people’s backyards. It is what it is.” (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Luis Ramos – Fulfilling a promise

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

If we play with numbers, when the issue is a knockout or a technical knockout, we could say that 95% of mixed martial arts viewers love nothing more than seeing a fight end in that fashion. That highlight reel moment which marks the meeting of a fist, knee, or kick with an opponent’s jaw or head is usually unforgettable whether it comes by a “lucky” punch, a beautiful combination or that sometimes unfair trade of bullets on the feet when you say, “Someone is gonna drop.” . . . . Click here for more by Martins Denis, UFC.com
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December 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Allotey wins WBC International Silver belt

Report and photo by Prince Dornu-Leiku / www.sportsinghana.com

Ghana’s Patrick Allotey is the new WBC International silver welterweight champion after claiming a unanimous points victory over Patrick Sou Toke on Monday night in Accra, Ghana. All three ringside judges scored the fight in favour of the unbeaten Ghanaian who enforced the first career loss on his Burkinabe namesake. WBC Vice-President Houcine Houichi who is also President of ABU was on hand to decorate Allotey (now an impressive 20-0, 15 KOs) with his new belt. Afterwards, Allotey praised Sou Toke (14-1, 7 KOs) for being a good opponent but is quickly looking beyond this fight. (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Perez-Figueroa meet in Jan 6 ShoBox opener

The Friday, Jan. 6 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME promises to kickoff 2012 with yet another night of competitive prospect action as Golden Boy Promotions announced today that the co-featured fight will be another intriguing matchup in the 135-pound weight class pitting unbeaten prospects Michael Perez and Omar Figueroa Jr. against each other in a 10 round battle for the WBO Inter-Continental Youth Lightweight Title. The night of boxing is headlined by the NABA USA Lightweight Title fight between Luis Ramos Jr. and Raymundo Beltran at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Williams vows to ‘hurt’ Lundy; NABF to hold purse bid

The most dangerous puncher in the lightweight division, WBC Continental Americas champion Dannie Williams, sooner rather than later, plans to add the NABF belt to his growing collection. The NABF title is presently held by flashy Philadelphia boxer “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs). The NABF ruled that Lundy make his mandatory title defense against the top contender, #2 rated Williams (#1 is unrated), but Williams’ co-promoters, Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, were unable to successfully negotiate a deal with Lundy’s promoter, Classic Entertainment and Sports. The NABF has ordered a purse bid to be held January 4 with a 60-40 split in favor of the reigning champion (Lundy). Lundy vs. Williams has been tentatively scheduled for March, pending the outcome of the purse bid and, of course, Lundy accepting the challenge. (more…)



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

UFC updates

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

Lesnar and Overeem Collide Live This Friday Night: It doesn’t get any bigger than this – UFC 141 live at 10pm ET / 7pm PT this Friday night on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV! In Vegas for New Year’s? Tickets still available!

Fighter’s Guide Issue Of UFC Magazine On Newsstands Now: Look for The Fighter’s Guide issue of UFC Magazine on newsstands now! Also, for the first time ever, home delivery subscriptions are available at UFC.com/magazine

Limited Time Only! Take 20% Off Storewide at UFCStore.com: Use promo code SAVE20 – exclusions apply. Visit ufcstore.com for details
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December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Danny Castillo – a proud WEC vet meets another

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

Make liars of your detractors. Turn public perception on its head. Few feats are more gratifying to an athlete, with Danny Castillo being the latest example.

The Sacramento fighter won’t try to hide the humongous chip on his shoulder, the one that has firmly resided there since last December, when World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) merged with the UFC. Castillo and company suddenly felt like second-class citizens among the UFC’s much more heralded lightweight division, like chum being served up to sharks. . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Ward beat Froch with broken left hand

Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) is making the rounds with the press this week to discuss his Super Six victory, what can be expected in 2012, and the recent news he entered the Carl Froch bout with a double fracture on his left hand. Ward is just weeks removed from a dominant Super Six Tournament Final victory over the gritty and brash-talking Brit, retaining his WBA super middleweight belt, while also capturing the WBC belt and the inaugural SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup (pure silver).



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Morales pulls out of Garcia clash; Jan 28 Houston card in question

WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales will be unable to defend against Danny Garcia on January 28 in Houston. Morales hoped to go through with the fight despite gallbladder surgery last week, but his doctor recommended against it. Junior middleweights James Kirkland and Carlos Molina were to meet in the HBO-televised opener. Golden Boy Promotions has not made an announcement yet as to whether the card will go as scheduled without Morales, rescheduled or cancelled.



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Arce could defend against Parra in February

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his belt against former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra on February 18 at the Palenque de Durango, Mexico in a event broadcast on Azteca 7. Arce and Parra previously battled to a draw in September 2010.

Mexican female star Jackie Nava could also land a spot on the card against Chantall Martinez for the WBA super bantamweight title. Nava previously outpointed Martinez over ten in January 2010.



December 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Acquinity Sports makes Hollywood Debut

By Phil Doherty

There are those in the sport of boxing who believe good things happen to those who do the right thing. Well-traveled and well-respected 41-year old Enrique “Henry” Rivalta is one of those “good guys.” In the tight-knit, tight-fisted South Florida promotional scene, Rivalta continues to land on his feet. Joining up with Florida-based online marketing powerhouse, Acquinity Interactive, Rivalta is set to ring in the New Year with a bang on Saturday, January 7th at Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa.

Bringing South Florida boxing back to the beach and out of the local Indian casino shows Acquinity’s commitment to do things differently. The five-star venue will see some five-star firepower as Dominican welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs) defends his WBO Latino belt in front of hometown fans and a nationwide TV audience.

Paredes takes on Mexican slugger Michael Lozado (39-9-1, 31 KOs) for the main event of the televised Telefutura Solo Boxeo season-opener. The sturdy Lozado brings a wealth of experience to bear against the young “lion” Paredes—including battles with Michael Katsidis and Paulie Malignaggi. (more…)



December 26th, 2011

Announcement

Sympathies for the Kalin family

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Elizabeth Kalin, the wife of Fightnews Australian photographer Werner Kalin, sadly passed away on Christmas day after a long illness. Werner and daughters Melissa and Tanya were at her bedside until the end. Fightnews staff sends its condolences to the Kalin family.



December 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Ways to watch UFC 141

UFC 141 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 30 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m.PT!

This Friday, see big guys on the big stage on a gigantic night. Here are ways to watch UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, which goes down on a new night – Friday, December 30 – at a new time – 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

Live in Vegas! Lesnar and Overeem – are you kidding?! This is one main event that should be seen in person to be believed. Bonus: Hotel prices are lower than they’ve been for NYE weekends past and there are tons of free fan events going on, so score your tickets, book your travel and come see us in person. . . . . Click here for more
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December 26th, 2011




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