Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Story and Photos by Ricardo Ibarra Helena, Montana’s Duran Caferro (16-1, 12 KOs) turned in a dominant performance on Saturday night at the ...

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

By Gabriel F. Cordero Big-punching three division world champion Jhonny González once again showed his power on Saturday night before 9,000 and a ...

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

The pro debut of 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Nico Hernandez was a success as Hernandez pounded on Patrick Gutierrez (0-3) for four ...

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 ...

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

By David Robinett at ringside Middleweight prospect Jason Quigley (13-0, 10 KOs) passed the toughest test of his career thus far, outlasting Glen ...

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Watch UFC 145 weigh-in today

Watch the UFC 145 Weigh-In Live Today on UFC.com: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 4pm ET / 1pm PT

It’s Time – Jones vs Evans Live Tomorrow Night: The war of words comes to a head tomorrow night as UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defends his title against a hungry Rashad Evans – UFC 145 Presented by MetroPCS live at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV – Read the official event program here

See The Prelim Action On Facebook & FX: Before the Pay-Per-View action begins tomorrow night, see two fights for free on facebook.com/UFC at 7:04pm ET / 4:04pm PT (“Like” the UFC on Facebook to see these fights), followed by the rest of the prelims on FX live at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

All New TUF Live, Followed By The UFC Primetime Finale Tonight On FX: Team Faber’s John Cofer looks to keep the momentum going when he faces off against Team Cruz’s Vincent Pichel on an all new episode of The Ultimate Fighter Live, tonight at 10pm ET/PT, followed by the UFC Primetime Jones vs Evans finale
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Taylor: I’m back in love with boxing

Photo: Scott Foster

“I’m back in love with boxing,” says former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor. “I can’t say it any other way. After losing in Berlin, I took two years off. They were the best two years of my life, because I’m hungry again. I’ve been boxing since I was 11 and I never took a break. Never. When I lost those fights, it was time for me to take a break. I spent time with my family and for the first time in a long time, I missed boxing. Now, I’m back. I feel strong. I took care of business in December and I’m going take care of business [tonight].”

Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) faces undefeated Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) tonight at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. (more…)

Photo: Scott Foster “I’m back in love with boxing,” says former middleweight world champion Jermain Taylor. “I can’t say it …



Boxing News

Mares-Morel Presser

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime

Here’s what the participants had to say during Thursday’s press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas:.

Abner Mares: “Ever since I entered the Showtime Bantamweight Tournament, people started recognizing me. People started noticing me and getting a close look at Abner Mares, the real Abner Mares. People didn’t know much of him, just the fact that he went to the Olympics, and now I’m making a name for myself. This fight is going to be really good. I am not underestimating Eric Morel. Never will I underestimate any fighter. I train really hard for any fighter because I want to give a great show. I want to show a different Abner every time I face anyone. I’m ready. I’m ready for Eric. I know Eric trained really hard as well and it’s only going to make this fight really interesting. This is really going to be a good and explosive fight.”

Eric Morel: “This is going to be a great fight. Nothing is going to stop me. Age is not going to be an excuse. I’m well prepared. I know what I’m getting into. I know Mares is extremely hungry and a very good fighter, very talented. He has his dreams and I’ve got mine, too. But on Saturday the best man will win. It’s not going to be easy for either one of us.”

Anselmo Moreno: “I am ready to fight, I have the will to fight and have come 100 percent prepared. I plan to do good work and hopefully everything comes out fine because I came prepared to win. I want to fight everyone in the 118-pound division and 122-pound division.”

David de la Mora: “I spent five weeks in Mexico preparing for this fight, so I am very prepared. If Moreno beats me, there will be no excuses like a lot of fighters make. If Moreno wins, he was better than me. There will be no excuses. It was a mistake for Moreno to take this fight because I am going to take that title away.”

Photo: Tom Casino/Showtime Here’s what the participants had to say during Thursday’s press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader at …


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Chambers calls for Philly support

Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Former heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers knows it could be like a home game for Tomasz Adamek when they collide on the upcoming NBC Sports Network Fight Night card, June 16 at Prudential Center, Newark NJ. The Philadelphian is calling on his hometown fans to make the 90-mile trek to Newark. “I know Tomasz is going to have a lot of fans coming to support him, so please come out and support me!”

Regarding the crossroads ten round showdown with fellow contender Adamek, Chambers stated, “I really think this opportunity is great for all parties involved. It’s almost like back in the days when I was growing up, you had those three channels and you could still get the fights. We are starting to get that back, where everybody could see the fights. I think it’s great. I think you couldn’t have put two more classy fighters in the ring together -two fighters that are going to fight, similar styles, more action.” (more…)

Photo: Wojtek Kubik Former heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers knows it could be like a home game for Tomasz Adamek …




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Morales-Martinez for WBC Youth belt

The Ivan Morales-Edgar Martinez bout slated for Monday, April 23rd, will now be the vacant WBC Youth super flyweight title. The scheduled ten round fight will headline “La Dinastia Continua (The Dynasty Continues)” presented by Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium. The night will mark the first time that Ivan Morales, twenty-year old younger brother of former world champions Erik and Diego “Pelucho” Morales, fights for a title. By winning the title, the young man known as “Niño Maravilla” will take the first step towards history as the Morales have the unique opportunity in becoming the first set of three siblings to be crowned world champions.

The Ivan Morales-Edgar Martinez bout slated for Monday, April 23rd, will now be the vacant WBC Youth super flyweight title. …


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“Canelo” Alvarez starts speed stage

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez began his “speed stage” today for his fourth world title defense against former world champion Shane Mosley on May 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The 21-year-old Alvarez is nearing completion of his training camp which began in Guadalajara, then went to California mountains of Big Bear Lake and then to Las Vegas with his trainer Chepo and Edison Reynoso.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez began his “speed stage” today for his fourth world …


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Jones and Evans square off


Jon Jones and Rashad Evans square off during the press conference for their UFC 145 between Jones v Evans at Park Tavern on April 18, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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Weights from Biloxi, Mississippi

Photos: Scott Foster

Former undisputed 160-pound world champion Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) meets the undefeated Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) in the 10-round Showtime-televised main event Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss.

At Thursday’s weigh-in, Taylor weighed 160.5 and Truax weighed 160.75.

In the TV opener, former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KOs) who is dropping down in weight and looking to establish himself as a force in the junior middleweight division against former Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs).

Hearns weighed 156.25, while Lara scaled in at 156.5. more photos

Photos: Scott Foster Former undisputed 160-pound world champion Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KOs) meets the undefeated Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-0-1, …



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Adamek ready for Chambers

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz

“We have two months to get ready. For now, everybody is happy – I’m happy to fight Eddie, he’s happy he can fight me. There will be only one of us happy Saturday night, June 16,” said Tomasz Adamek (43-2, 28 KO) after the press conference announcing his main event fight against Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KO) in Newark’s “Prudential Center” on June 16. The Adamek-Chambers main event and Bryant Jennings (13-0, 6 KO) against Steve Collins (25-1, 18 KO) fights will be televised live by NBC Sports Network.

The “Fight Night” event press conference was in bistro “Loft 47” in Newark, just across the street from “Prudential Center” where Adamek has already fought seven times, winning all his bouts. Chambers has never fought here, especially in front of thousands of red and white fanatical Adamek supporters, but it does not mean he’s not confident. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Mike Gladysz “We have two months to get ready. For now, everybody is happy – I’m …


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Steward: Don’t miss Superman

By Dave Spencer
Photo Herby Whyne

Trainer Emanuel Steward talked of his latest protégé in Montreal Thursday, super-middleweight, Adonis ‘Superman’ Stevenson. Here’s what the trainer of 43 world champions and six Olympic gold medal winners had to say.

“Adonis is in great condition, in his last three sparring sessions, he sparred twelve rounds each day in very hot conditions with very big guys, big light-heavyweights. His condition is excellent and that’s the only thing that Gonzalez might have had a chance with. We taken that chance or advantage away from him if it ever was there. I can’t see Gonzalez avoiding the missiles of Adonis for twelve full rounds. Adonis is going to hurt him and knock him out. I’m telling all my friends not to miss this fight, this is ‘Superman’. A new man who just landed on the planet and he’s going to bring excitement to boxing, unlike these guys who are trying to win decisions and take very little risk. Adonis Stevenson is what we need for our sport, he can knock people out. I’ve told all my friends, watch Friday night to see Superman.”

By Dave Spencer Photo Herby Whyne Trainer Emanuel Steward talked of his latest protégé in Montreal Thursday, super-middleweight, Adonis ‘Superman’ …


Boxing News

JM Cotto ready to surprise

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Ready and prepared: firmly stated world class veteran Jose Miguel Cotto (32-3-1, 24 KOs), who is making his return this Saturday against hard-hitting Eric Cruz (15-8-3, 15 KOs) in a 10-round bout at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

After months of inactivity, Jose resumed his promising career and moved to Buffalo, New York, to complete his preparation. “I feel really good. I’ve been training for months and I am ready to surprise with my performance. I still have things to do in boxing, and I have a renewed desire to be world champion”, José stated. The clash “Cotto vs. Cruz” will be the headliner of the TV series “Solo Boxeo Tecate” which airs on Univision’s Telefutura. (more…)

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions Ready and prepared: firmly stated world class veteran Jose Miguel Cotto (32-3-1, 24 KOs), who is …


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Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Adonis Stevenson 167.4 vs. Noe Gonzalez 168
WBC Silver, NABA, NABO, and IBF Intercontinental

Eleider Alvarez 178.4 vs. Rayco Saunders 178.8

Oscar Rivas 235.2 vs. Kendrick Releford 236.2
Baha Laham 134.4 vs.Leonus Francoise 131
Eric Barrack 240.6 vs. Sandy Permbroke 248
Schiller Hyppolite 173.4 vs. Martin Desjardins 172.8

Venue: Bell Centre Montreal
Television: ESPN2
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel
First Bell: 7pm

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Adonis Stevenson 167.4 vs. Noe Gonzalez 168 WBC Silver, NABA, NABO, and IBF Intercontinental Eleider Alvarez …



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Fortuna returns April 27

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Hard hitting featherweight and current WBC #8 ranked contender Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (18-0, 13 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, training under the tutelage of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym in Oxnard, California, returns on Friday April 27th in a battle of undefeated fighters, taking on Yuandale Evans (16-0, 12 KOs) in a 10-round co-feature bout on ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas which is being presented by Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions.

In his last outing, Fortuna defeated Miguel ‘Mikey’ Roman (37-10, 28 KOs) of Mexico, scoring a 10-round unanimous decision this past December at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde Hard hitting featherweight and current WBC #8 ranked contender Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (18-0, …


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Narvaez-Cabrera officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the officials who will work on the world title bout between Omar Narvaez and Jose Cabrera to be held this Saturday, April 21, at San Juan, San Juan, Argentina a O.R Promotions and HG Boxing presentation. The referee will be Jose H. Rivera, from Puerto Rico. The judges are Rose Lacend Vargus, from United States, Carlos Colon, from Puerto Rico and Ramon Cerdan, from Argentina. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Valcarcel himself.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the officials who will work on the world title bout between Omar Narvaez …


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Pacquiao off to fast start in training in Baguio City

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao is off to a fast start in training – power, speed, movement – says chief trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao is in his high-altitude phase of training in Baguio City. “Now I believe what I had been reading,” Roach said. “Manny was working hard in training before I got here.” Pacquiao told reporters he is re-charged with a change of lifestyle and is eager to take on undefeated Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, June 9. Bradley is training in his hometown of Palm Springs, California.

Pacquiao has been running for miles each morning at Burnham Park in Baguio City. Yesterday in training Pacquiao hit the mitts with Roach, then did work on the heavy bag, double end ball and speed bag. Trainers in camp include Buboy Fernandez who oversaw Pacquiao’s earlier workouts in General City. Pacquiao is scheduled to arrive into Los Angeles during the first weekend in May. He will work out at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao is off to a fast start in training – power, speed, movement – says …


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Vega-Nielsen Copenhagen Presser

Photo: Team Sauerland

Gaston Vega (17-4, 6 KOs) believes he has gotten into the head of Patrick Nielsen (13-0, 7 KOs) ahead of the WBA Intercontinental Middleweight Title clash at the Nordic Fight Night in Frederikshavn on Saturday. The 28-year-old Argentinian wore a jersey with the words “The Nielsen Slayer” on his back during yesterday’s press conference in Copenhagen. “I think the Argentina shirt made him nervous,” Vega said after today’s press conference at Arena Nord in Frederikshavn. “That is good. It was my plan to make him nervous and unsettle him. I think I have succeeded, Patrick did not look into my eyes today. I will knock him out and take the title on Saturday.” (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland Gaston Vega (17-4, 6 KOs) believes he has gotten into the head of Patrick Nielsen (13-0, 7 …



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Senchenko-Malignaggi Undercard

From the Klitschkos on down, Ukrainians rank among the best contemporary boxers in the world. American fans will now get their first collective look at some of these standout fighters on the undercard of the April 29th WBA welterweight world title fight between undefeated world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 21 KOs) and challenger Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs), airing live on pay per viewfrom Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko vs. Malignaggi, presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.

“Boxing is an international sport and we’re very happy to introduce some possible future world champions from Ukraine, as well as France and South America, to boxing fans in the United States,” Integrated Sports Media president Doug Jacobs said. “Not only will they be treated to a tremendous fight between Senchenko and Malignaggi, they will enjoy a full afternoon of world-class boxing.” (more…)

From the Klitschkos on down, Ukrainians rank among the best contemporary boxers in the world. American fans will now get …


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Hearns returns as a 154-pounder

Former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KOs) will be dropping down in weight and looking to establish himself as a force in the junior middleweight division when he takes on former Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. For Hearns, the son of all-time great Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, it will be the first time back in the ring since losing to “Super” WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm in February 2011. “This fight can open up the doors for me to fight some of the top guys in both weight classes, 154 or 160,” said Hearns. “Lara is a very talented fighter. I am grateful for the opportunity.” (more…)

Former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KOs) will be dropping down in weight and looking to establish himself …


Boxing Result

Pierson victorious in Newark

Last night at Newark, New Jersey’s Robert Treat Hotel, in front of hundreds of hometown fans, super middleweight prospect Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KO) put on a show for three and a half rounds before dropping late sub Charles Hayward (7-5, 3 KOs) with a vicious right that ended the fighter’s night. Pierson was originally set to face Joshua Snyder for the New Jersey 168lb belt, but Snyder pulled out only days before the bout. The win was Pierson’s second consecutive KO victory following a near 19-month layoff.

Last night at Newark, New Jersey’s Robert Treat Hotel, in front of hundreds of hometown fans, super middleweight prospect Richard …


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Jackson Brothers headline

On April 25, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter 340 Promotions present “Boxing in Paradise 5” featuring knockout artist John Jackson (12-0, 11 KOs) defending his WBC Youth super welterweight world title for the first time against fellow undefeated Jesus “Chino” Selig (14-0-1, 9 KOs) of Douglas, Arizona, in the 10-round main event.

In the co-main event, brother Julius (12-0, 8 KOs),will face Wilson “Kid Wonder” Theophile (8-3, 4 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas, over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC Youth super middleweight silver title. (more…)

On April 25, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter 340 Promotions present …


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Antonio Escalante re-inks with GBP

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican super featherweight prospect Antonio Escalante (26-4, 17 KOs) has reached a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions for three fights. Escalante had previously been with Golden Boy for five years, ending in 2011. He returns Saturday against unbeaten Francisco Camacho (7-0, 2 KOs) in an eight-rounder at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. The event billed as “Battle at the Border” features Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) against Eric Morel (46-2, 33 KOs) for the WBC featherweight belt and WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (32-1-1, 11 KOs) defending his title for the tenth time against David De La Mora (24-1, 17 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican super featherweight prospect Antonio Escalante (26-4, 17 KOs) has reached a promotional agreement with Golden …


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Interview: Brian Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman

At 30 years old and almost 10 years of pro boxing under his belt, Brian Vera (19-6, 12 KOs) has seen more twists and turns then a roller coaster at nearby Six Flags in Fort Worth, although you would never know it after spending some time with him. His even keeled nature is almost counterintuitive to his boxing style, more slugger than boxer. And it was his crowd-pleasing style that helped land him on Season 3 of the reality TV series “The Contender”, and in subsequent big fights with the likes of Andy Lee (twice), James Kirkland and Sergio Mora. Although he lacks in some of the pure boxing techniques as some of his contemporaries, he makes up with it in sheer will and determination, almost Gatti-like. While he has not been able to win some of the premier fights that may have taken his career to whole another level, he has remained a dangerous fighter in the crowded middleweight division. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman At 30 years old and almost 10 years of pro boxing under his belt, Brian Vera (19-6, …


UFC

Mark Hominick revved up for Atlanta

Not that Mark Hominick really needed any reminders, but hearing the joyous noise coming from his nearly year old daughter Raeya in the background during an interview before his UFC 145 bout against Eddie Yagin this Saturday is a friendly nudge to let him know what’s important in life.
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Mares ready for Morel

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

So analysts and fight fans think that Abner Mares will easily defeat Eric Morel this Saturday night inside the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX.

That would be the conceived notion as Mares has fought and defeated some of the best fighters at 118 pounds. Not to mention Morel does not have a fan-friendly style and his best days were when he fought at 112 and 115 pounds. (more…)

Story by Francisco Salazar Photos by Chris Cozzone So analysts and fight fans think that Abner Mares will easily defeat …


Boxing News

Mares-Morel Presser open to the public

The final press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader in El Paso, Texas, featuring Abner Mares against Eric Morel for the vacant WBC super bantamweight championship and WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno defending against David de la Mora, will take place today at 1PM in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center and will be open to the public.

The official weigh-in is also open to the public and will take place Friday at 1PM at The Garden, located at 511 Western Street. Doors open Saturday at 3PM, first fight will be at 4PM. Showtime will televise.

The final press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader in El Paso, Texas, featuring Abner Mares against Eric Morel for …


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Salvador Sanchez II returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II will return this Saturday April 21 against his compatriot Mariano Montes in Ocoyoacac, Mexico State. “It’s nice to fight in the Mexico State,” said the nephew of the Mexican legend of the same name. “I am looking for my goal to seek a world title fight. We try to advance in every fight and I feel I’ve matured and learned a lot at this time. This is a 7-year career and I feel I’m ready for big opportunities.” On the same night, Ibeth Zamora, the WBC Youth female light flyweight beltholder will face former Olympian Jessica Nery. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II will return this Saturday April 21 against his …


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Elio Rojas update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas is currently training hard in Hialeah, Florida at the “Xtreme Boxing” Gym and doing roadwork at Miami’s Tropical Park. “I feel great,” said Rojas. “I like to train in Miami. I’m having good physical preparation and it will be a great fight against a great champion. Jhonny Gonzalez should know that this belt was given to him. I’ve already said it several times, but the story will be different with me. I will take [the belt] back because I have the boxing skills and the quality to do it. It will be a great fight that day and the winner will be me!” Rojas and Gonzalez will fight April 28 at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico for the WBC featherweight title in an event presented by the companies, Promociones del Pueblo, Pepe Gomez and HG Boxing and broadcast on Televisa.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas is currently training hard in Hialeah, Florida at the …


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Ivan Morales headlines in Tijuana

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated twenty-one year old Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (16-0, 11KOs) takes on Edgar “Destroyer” Martinez (9-5, 5KOs) of Anahuac, Chihuahua, for ten bantamweight rounds in his second fight of the year. In his first back in January, the southpaw Morales impressed his hometown fans with a third round stoppage of the durable Ricardo “Rocky” Armenta. Now, Morales, the younger brother of former world champions Erik and Diego, looks to take his first steps towards history as he looks to put together a successful campaign leading up to a world title and thus become part of the first set of three siblings to be crowned world champions. (more…)

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated …


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Miguel Cotto Workout, Part 1

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for his May 5 super fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for …


UFC

Jones and Evans are tired of talking

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, you know there’s a cooling off period of sorts. The point where the anger slightly subsides but the feelings are still present.

That’s where UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans are. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, …


Boxing News

Soto-Matthysse for WBC interim title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a WBC super lightweight eliminator between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse upgraded to an interim WBC world title bout. Danny Garcia, the WBC champion in the 140lb division, apparently has an injury that will keep him from defending right away. Soto-Matthysse meet June 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a …


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Hopkins, Dawson ready to fight

By Matt Richardson

When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion immediately moved into promotional mode. Known for his ability to mentally break down his opponent while simultaneously pushing the fight, Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO’s) eagerly spoke to all who asked (and many who didn’t). Breaking down his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, the loquacious Hopkins, as usual, talked and talked and talked.

But that, as they say, was then and this is now.

After a disappointing two-round affair last October in which Hopkins was tossed to the mat and injured his shoulder (the fight was originally ruled a TKO win for Dawson but later changed to a no-contest), the champion has now elected to do something different prior to their rematch next Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

He’s stopped talking. (more…)

By Matt Richardson When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son of the Legend” Julio César Chávez, Jr. and #2 contender Andy Lee go on sale Saturday April 28 at 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (915) 747-5234.

The card is being billed as “Viva Chávez!” and marks the first world championship fight to be held in Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown.

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son …


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Mijares returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian Eddy Julio (13-3-1, 11 KOs) in a clash for the WBC super bantamweight silver title at the Poliforum Unidad Deportiva Centenario in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. “I thank Zanfer Promotions for having confidence in me and giving me the opportunity,” said Mijares. “I hope to have interesting fights with people like Nonito Donaire, Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce and Victor Terrazas. I want to be on top of world boxing!” If Mijares wins, a possible world title bout on July 14 in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium against Nonito Donaire is on the horizon. Mijares has won his last eight fights since 2009 including his last win against former world title challenger Alejandro Valdez by KO in 3 rounds.

Others fights include Marvin Quintero vs Al Sabaupan in an IBF Lightweight eliminator for the #1 ranking and Anabel Ortiz vs Susana Cruz for the WBC silver female miniumweight title.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian …










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