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Jones Jr. – Gunn Kickoff Presser Quotes

Jones Jr. – Gunn Kickoff Presser Quotes

By Rick Scharmberg Photos: Rick Scharmberg Co-promoters David Feldman, of David Feldman Promotions and Marshall Kauffman, of Kings Promotions held a press conference today ...

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Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Bernard Hopkins, 55-7-2, 32 KOs, held an open media workout Monday ...

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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Boxing News

It’s Official: Sauerland Inks “Golden Jack”

Sauerland Promotions has officially signed 2009 world amateur champion and unbeaten highly touted junior middleweight prospect ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay (10-0, 6 KOs). Culcay’s first official fight under the Sauerland banner will take place on the undercard of the WBA heavyweight championship clash featuring champion Alexander Povetkin defending against challenger Marco Huck February 25th. Culcay based out of Germany by way of his native Ambato, Ecuador will fight in a special eight round junior middleweight featured attraction against an opponent to be announced shortly.



February 6th, 2012

Column

Fightwriter: Weekend Review

By Graham Houston

In the U.S. the big fight of the weekend was Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. outpointing Marco Antonio Rubio, in Europe it was the cruiserweight championship war in Germany that saw Yoan Pablo Hernandez win a unanimous decision over Steve Cunningham in their rematch.

Chavez looked huge at a fight-night weight of 181 pounds and Rubio couldn’t budge him. Rumours of less-than-ideal preparation (trouble making weight, a drink-driving charge in Los Angeles that was revealed the day of the fight) raised hopes for Rubio backers but this was like boxers from different weight divisions meeting.

Even though Chavez back-pedalled and coasted occasionally, perhaps to conserve energy, he was mostly bullying Rubio and banging him around. (more…)



February 6th, 2012


Full Report

Full Report: Spivey-Vasquez

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Chris Perry at ringside
Photos: Ray Bailey

Saturday night at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Diane Fischer’s Dee Lee Promotions returned to the New Jersey scene in a big way with an explosive card called appropriately Super Brawl 1 which was stocked with several highly competitive bouts that entertained a raucous crowd of over thousand strong. In the ten round main event, “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (41-6, 30 KOs) captured the NABA lightweight title, outslugging Victor Vasquez (14-6-1, 7 KOs) en-route to hard fought seventh round stoppage. Heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (30-2, 22 KOs) captured the vacant IBS North American Continental title with a brutal second round knockout of David Saulsbury (7-5, 7 KOs) in the eight round co-feature of the evening. For more details and photos click here…



February 6th, 2012

Full Report

Full Report: Hanks-Pedro

Photos: Ed Diller/Star Boxing

Sports fans in Albany, New York turned out in droves on Saturday night as Star Boxing presented “KO AT THE TU” at the Times Union Center. In front of a loud and supportive crowd approaching 4,000 strong, heavyweight contender Joe “The Future “ Hanks (19-0, 13 KOs) defended his IBA Americas Title by second round TKO against 6’7 Cuban Rafael Pedro (21-10-1, 15 KOs).

The 28-year-old Hanks took the fight right at Pedro, pressuring the giant with piston like jabs and crunching body shots, easily winning the opening stanza. The assault continued in the second round when the proceedings ended abruptly. With Pedro attempting to fend off Hanks, he fell to the canvas after attempting a right hook. Suffering from an apparent dislocated right shoulder, Pedro informed the referee he was unable to continue and the bout was stopped at the 0:48 mark of the round. (more…)



February 6th, 2012


Boxing Result

Yuba wins fourth national belt

By Joe Koizumi

35-year-old veteran southpaw Tadashi Yuba (40-7-2, 30 KOs), 159.25, acquired his fourth national belt as he won the vacant Japanese middleweight throne by dispatching JBC top ranked Carlos Linares (8-2, 8 KOs), 160, a Japan-based Venezuelan, at 0:39 of the seventh round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a grueling bout as both displayed what they had to such a fullest extent that they became apparently exhausted as the contest progressed. In the first three sessions it was Carlos, the younger brother of formerly two-time world champ Jorge Linares that was in complete command to have the crowd sense that it would be a matter of time. Linares had the elongated southpaw at bay with his fine showing of resistless aggressiveness. The tide amazingly turned in the fourth as Yuba, obviously behind on points, attempted a do-or-die attack and fortunately floored the aggressor with a solid left midway in the round. (more…)



February 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Team Rubio charges Chavez Jr. dodged doping test

Promociones del Pueblo, representatives of Marco Antonio Rubio, claim WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. violated the WBC regulation that stipulates that in title fights the fighters must leave a urine sample for drug testing with the doctor of the local commission, in this case Texas. According to Team Veneno Rubio “at the end of the fight, in a very suspicious way, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. practically fled from the dressing room without leaving a sample to be medically evaluated later.”

Team Veneno Rubio further charges that the attitude of Chavez Jr. and his team is very suspicious, as if they are trying to hide something. They question why during the press conference when Chavez was asked why he had not left a urine sample for examination, he chose to ignore that question while answering other comfortable questions. They also allege that the question was asked to WBC President Jose Sulaiman, whom they claim shrugged his shoulders and said “we forgot.” (more…)



February 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Chavez was arrested for DUI during training camp

By Karl Freitag

Just two weeks prior to his defense against Marco Antonio Rubio, during what would have the peak of his training camp, WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez was arrested in Los Angeles on charges of drunk driving at the late, late hour of 4:38AM. According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department website, the Son of the Legend was held for about six hours and must return to court on March 16 at 8:30AM. At the time of his arrest, Chavez was listed as weighing 175lbs and it is known that he had difficulty making weight for his fight with Rubio, although he successfully made the 160lb limit on the first try. In the 30 hours or so between the weigh-in and fight, Chavez bulked up nearly 22 pounds according to HBO.



February 5th, 2012

Boxing News

Hernandez, Cunningham postfight quotes

Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) defended his IBF cruiserweight title with two knockdowns and a points victory over Steve Cunningham (24-4, 12 KOs) in Frankfurt on Saturday night. Next up for Hernandez is a mandatory defense against Troy Ross (25-2, 16 KOs), who outpointed journeyman Lukas Rusiewicz (10-12, 3 KOs) on the undercard.

Yoan Pablo Hernandez: “This is a big victory for me. But I take my hat off to Steve, he is a great, great fighter and once again proved his world class. But our strategy worked today and I am very happy about the outcome.”

Steve Cunningham: “I congratulate Hernandez for the win tonight. I fought hard and gave it my all. I know I’ll will be back stronger than ever. There were two warriors in the ring tonight and this warrior still wants the belt back. Many thanks to my fans and God bless.” (more…)



February 5th, 2012

UFC

Condit upsets Diaz for UFC interim welter title

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Nick Laham/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images 

As the adage goes in team sports, “defense wins championships.”

That now holds true for MMA.

Using a defensive strategy and varied striking, Carlos Condit defeated Nick Diaz to snare the UFC interim welterweight championship to set up a meeting with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. (more…)



February 5th, 2012

Boxing Result

Chavez Jr. retains title

By John Cannon and Rolando Salazar at ringside
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (45-0-1, 31 KOs) successfully defended his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (53-6-1, 47 KOs) on Saturday night before 14,120 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Rubio put forth a valiant effort, however the effort wasn’t enough to capture the title as the judges at ringside scored the bout 118-110, 116-112, and 115-113.

Rubio struck first as he connected with a straight right hand at the end of the first round. Chavez Jr. started coming on in the third round as he threw some combinations that landed to the head of Rubio. Both fighters exchanged a nice little flurry of punches between each other late in the third round. Rubio stunned Chavez Jr. late in the fourth round as he caught him with a nice combination. Chavez Jr. started unloading some bombs to the body of Rubio in the fifth round which seemed to hurt him a little. Rubio threw a nice little uppercut to the right side of Chavez Jr.’s head which sent it snapping back a little in the seventh round. Chavez Jr. caught Rubio with a nice uppercut in the eighth round which stunned him and then followed up with some nice combinations late in the round. Rubio became a little more active late in the ninth round as he got in a couple of good shots. Chavez Jr. continued to unload with combinations in the tenth round in which Rubio had absolutely no answer for. Rubio started to become active early in the eleventh round as he was unloading everything he had. But Chavez Jr. answered back and unleashed a series of combinations once again which had Rubio against the ropes. Rubio weathered it and both fighters became involved in an old fashioned slugfest late in the round.



February 5th, 2012

Boxing Result

Spivey, Witherspoon victorious

By Chris Perry at ringside

The Super Brawl I main event promised to be a brawl, and it delivered. In the end, Portsmouth, Virginia fighter “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (40-6-0, 30 KOs) captured the NABA Lightweight Championship defeating Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Victor Vasquez (14-6-1, 7 KOs) when referee Lindsey Page called a halt to the bout 25-seconds into the seventh round following a barrage of straight right and left hands landed by Spivey. Both fighters went toe-to-toe throughout the contest presented by Diane Fischer’s Dee Lee Promotions, LLC at the Tropicana Casino and Resort Showroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

In the Super Brawl I co-feature, Philadelphia’s Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (29-2-0, 21 KOs) knocked out Greenville, Kentucky’s David Saulsberry (7-5-0, 7 KOs) with a powerful right hand landed 42-seconds into the second round. Witherspoon captured the Independent Boxing Syndicate North American Continental Heavyweight Championship with the victory.



February 5th, 2012

Boxing Result

Donaire defeats Vazquez to win WBO belt

By John Cannon and Rolando Salazar at ringside
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

In a clash for the vacant WBO super bantamweight belt, pound-for-pound star Nonito Donaire (28-1, 18 KOs) effectively used his left hand and combinations throughout the entire fight and went on to score a hard fought twelve round split decision over former champ Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 17 KOs). The bout too place Saturday night as the Chavez Jr.-Rubio co-feature before 14,120 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

After both fighters used the first round to feel each other out, Donaire started working the body of Vasquez in the second round and connected with some solid left hooks. But Vasquez encouraged Donaire to keep throwing at him as round two continued. Donaire connected with a solid left uppercut in the third round which put Vasquez against the ropes. Donaire was going for the kill but Vasquez was able to escape and get out of the ropes and weather the storm. Vasquez had his most productive round of the fight as he caught Donaire with a couple of straight right hands to the head in the fifth. Vasquez started to turn the tide in round six as he was connecting with some solid shots to the head area of Donaire. Donaire answered back in the seventh round as he stunned Vasquez with some solid shots late in the round. Donaire nailed Vasquez with a thunderous body shot halfway through the eighth round. Donaire dropped Vasquez in the ninth as he nailed him with a solid uppercut, left hook combo. Vasquez popped Donaire with a solid shot to the face in the tenth round. However, Donaire answered back by throwing a series of combinations to end the round.

The judges at ringside scored the bout 115-112 (Vasquez), 117-110 (Donaire) and 117-110 (Donaire).



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Rios stays unbeaten

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Junior lightweight Ronny Rios stopped Jeremy McLaurin in the fourth round of a scheduled eight round bout at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA. Although both fighters fought in spurts throughout the fight, Rios (17-0, 8 KOs) landed the more effective punches of the two. In the fourth round, Rios wobbled McLaurin (9-3, 5 KOs) with a left hook to the head. McLaurin tried to fight back, but Rios pinned him in a corner, throwing and landing punches to the head and body. When McLaurin looked as though he was not able to defend himself, referee Raul Caiz, Sr. stopped the bout at 2:31.

“He had an awkward style,” said Rios afterward. “I was a little hesitant because I didn’t want to get caught since he had a long reach. I did not want to take any risks, so there was no need for me to rush. I just had to be patient and I had to get on the inside. I definitely wanted to give the fans excitement, but I didn’t want to get carried away.” For more details and photos click here…



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Off TV Results from San Antonio, Texas

By John Cannon and Rolando Salazar at ringside
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

In a clash for the WBC silver super welterweight title, unbeaten former Olympian Vanes Martirosyan (32-0, 20 KOs) took apart 41-year-old Troy Lowry (27-12, 15 KOs). Martirosyan dropped Lowry with a left hook to the body in the first round. Even though Lowry was able to answer the standing eight count, Martirosyan continued the attack throughout the remaining two minutes of round number one. Lowry developed a deep cut over the left brow of his eye in the second round due to continuous shots by Martirosyan. Martirosyan hurt Lowry in the third round as he connected with a straight right hand which sent him to his knees. Once again Lowry got up but was put into the ropes as Martirosyan fired away with combinations. Referee Laurence Cole put a halt to the bout at the 2:53 mark of the third round.

Welterweight Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (21-0, 18 KOs) defeated Nestor Rosas (9-3, 6 KOs) when the referee stopped the bout due to unanswered blows 55 seconds into round six. Omotoso caught Rosas with a series of right hands to the body in the fifth round which hurt him. Omotoso continued the onslaught in the sixth round as he punished the head and body area of Rosas with those right hands.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Raul Hirales (16-0-1, 8 KOs) barely got past Shawn Nichol (5-9, 5 KOs). Nichol put together a valiant effort against the undefeated Hirales. However, Nichol wasn’t able to give Hirales his first loss of his career as he lost by split decision. The judges scored the bout 59-55 (Hirales), 59-55 (Nichol) and 58-56 (Hirales). (more…)



February 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Acquinity Sports announces Guzman vs. Pabon

By Phil Doherty

Photo: Acquinity Sports

Undefeated former two-division world titlist Joan “Baby Tyson” Guzman (31-0-1, 18 KOs) returns to the public eye March 2nd against hardy southpaw Puerto Rican puncher Jesus Pabon (17-2, 11 KOs). The 35-year old Dominican-born Guzman headlines the ESPN2 Friday Night Fights 10-round main event as part of Acquinity Sport’s second show this season from The Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood FL.

Guzman signed with the South Florida-based Acquinity Sports team last month in a move to kickstart a career once destined for superstardom. “Baby Tyson” blew through the super bantamweight and super lightweight divisions during the mid 2000’s, picking up the WBO world title in both divisions before setting his sights on lightweight. (more…)



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Hernandez beats Cunningham again

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Photo Wende

In an IBF-mandated rematch, IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (26-1, 13 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Steve “U.S.S.” Cunningham (24-4, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. After winning the first three rounds with his body attack, Hernandez dropped Cunningham twice in round four. Cunningham barely survived the round, but recovered well in round five and used his quickness to outbox Hernandez for much of the rest of the fight, but Hernandez closed strong staggering Cunningham in the last round. Scores were 116-110, 116-110, 115-111.

The rematch was ordered after the stoppage in Hernandez’ favor by ring doctor Walter Wagner in the first fight was deemed inappropriate. This time Hernandez didn’t need the doctor’s help. For lots more notable results, click here.



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Cordoba returns to ring, stops foe

By Robert Coster

Former WBA super bantamweight champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (38-3-2, 24 KOs) of Panama returned to the ring after almost 15 months of inaction, making it a quick evening’s work with a two round stoppage of Miguel Cogollo Valdez (19-8-2, 13 KOs) of Colombia. The fight was held Friday night at the Sheraton Hotel in Colon, Panama. Cordoba’s previous fight was a decision loss in November of 2010 to Guillermo Rigondeaux for the WBA Interim title. In an another noteworthy result, rising lightweight Evens Pierre (21-1, 16 KOs) of Haiti scored a shutout decision over sturdy Colombian visitor Aristides Perez (20-7-1) in an eight round contest.



February 4th, 2012

Announcement

Jeff Fraza killed in train accident

Sad to report the death of 34-year-old welterweight Jeff “Hell Raza” Fraza (17-3, 10 KOs), who was reportedly killed by a commuter train early Saturday morning in Haverhill, Massachusetts. According to the Haverhill Eagle Tribune, Fraza appeared to be talking on a cellphone at the time of the accident, which occurred near his home. A local attraction in New England, Jeff was best known for appearing on the TV reality show “The Contender.”



February 4th, 2012

Full Report

Report/gallery: Chilemba vs. Miranda

Ringside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

After ten rounds of action, both Edison Miranda and Isaac Chilemba were covered in blood. Fortunately for Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) it was the blood of the Columbian that splattered across the ring as Chilemba earned a hard fought 10-round unanimous decision victory in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights which took place at the Texas Station in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



February 4th, 2012

UFC

Video: NFL stars weigh in on UFC 143

UFC 143 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET


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For more info on the UFC or UFC 143, visit www.UFC.com



February 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Referee Garcia ready to do his best

By Gabriel F. Cordero

During Friday’s Chavez Jr-Rubio weigh-in, Rubio promoter Reginaldo Kuchle spoke with referee Guadalupe Garcia. Rubio’s representatives had filed a protest with the WBC to not use a Mexican referee due to the Chavez family’s iconic status in the country. “I will do my best, as I have done my whole career,” said Garcia. “For me every fight is important, regardless of the country, category or achievements of the boxer. I love this sport and I will always be a referee who tries to do the right thing in the ring.”

Kuchle told Garcia, “We trust you will do your best in a fight between two of the best of Mexico looking to make a good fight…we know their qualities and we know that it will be a big job in the ring . Please understand our position but we expect a great performance from you.”



February 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Marquez to return in April?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source close to Mexican three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez and current WBO lightweight super champion stated that there is a strong possibility that Marquez will fight the April 14 or 21 in Mexico. Possible locations are the New Arena in Mexico City, Chiapas or Puebla against an opponent to be confirmed but always mentioned is the name of former world champion David Diaz. The same source indicates that they are still trying to put together a clash between Marquez and Lamont Peterson for July in Dallas for Peterson’s IBF/WBA super lightweight championship.



February 4th, 2012

Column

Chavez Jr. ready for stiffest test tonight

By Graham Houston
Photos: Scott Foster

There are sceptics to be sure, but Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has shown sufficient improvement to get respect from within the boxing industry. I don’t think anyone will ever call him the best middleweight in the world, but Chavez can fight, and he is the clear favourite over Marco Antonio Rubio in Saturday night’s all-Mexico middleweight championship bout on HBO. On paper, this is Chavez’s stiffest test. Rubio is on a run of six consecutive stoppage wins, the most dramatic of which was his seventh-round victory over David Lemieux when he survived an early onslaught and came back to hammer an exhausted and discouraged opponent.

We now know that Lemieux was not all that he appeared to be, but, nevertheless, Rubio showed a veteran’s craftiness in rolling and ducking on the ropes and letting his over-eager opponent exhaust himself by blasting away at arms and gloves and throwing big misses. (more…)



February 4th, 2012

UFC

Condit is no stepping stone for Diaz

UFC 143 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

By Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve been following this week’s UFC 143 coverage, it almost seems like Carlos Condit has been relegated to the role of “the other guy.” In wrestling terms, he’s been treated like a jobber. In the boxing world, he’d be painted as the stepping stone. (more…)



February 4th, 2012

UFC

UFC 143 weigh-in

UFC 143 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa 

Weigh-in results for UFC 143, which is headlined by the interim UFC welterweight championship bout between Nick Diaz and Carlos Condit and the heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and Fabricio Werdum, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see two additional prelim bouts at 7:00 pm ET / 4:00 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – Interim UFC Welterweight Championship
Carlos Condit (169) VS Nick Diaz (169)

PPV
Fabricio Werdum (246) VS Roy Nelson (246)
Mike Pierce (170) VS Josh Koscheck (170)
Scott Jorgensen (135) vs Renan Barao (136)
Clifford Starks (185) VS Ed Herman (185)

FX PRELIMS
Max Holloway (144) VS Dustin Poirier (146)
Edwin Figueroa (135) vs Alex Caceres (136)
Chris Cope (171) VS Matt Brown (171)
Henry Martinez (169) VS Matt Riddle (170)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Michael Kuiper (183) VS Rafael Natal (186)
Stephen Thompson (171) VS Dan Stittgen (170)

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For more info on the UFC or UFC 143, visit www.UFC.com



February 4th, 2012

Boxing News

Video: Chavez Jr.-Rubio weigh-in

Video: Pepe Rodriguez



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Arroyo, Gonzalez triumph

Photos: PRBBP/Jose Perez

Former Olympian and amateur world champion McWilliams Arroyo (10-1, 9 KOs) beat Gilberto Mendoza (4-2, 1 KO) by TKO when Mendoza couldn’t respond to the bell in round four with an injured right shoulder on Friday night at the Coliseo Luis Aymat Cardona in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico.

Brother McJoe Arroyo’s fight didn’t take place because his foe, Kadel Martinez, didn’t pass his physical.

Unbeaten flyweight Jonathan González (8-0, 7 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO of Samuel Gutiérrez (5-10-3, 0 KOs). The referee stopped the fight at 1:01 of the fifth round due to the punishment taken by Gutierrez.

In an upset, jr welterweight Ramesis Gil (7-3-5, 5 KOs) won by six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Luis Joel González (9-1-1, 5 KOs) when judges scored it 59-55, 58-56 and 58-56. (more…)



February 4th, 2012

Boxing Result

Chilemba defeats Miranda

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at ringside
Photo by Chris Cozzone 

WBC #6, WBA #13, and WBO #14-rated light heavyweight Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (19-1-1, 9 KOs) scored a bloody ten round unanimous decision over Edison “Pantera” Miranda (35-7, 30 KOs) on Friday night at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Miranda was hampered by a cut on the side of the left eye that bled profusely after an unintentional headbutt in round three. Scores were 97-91, 96-92, 96-92.

In a heavyweight attraction, Magmoed Abdusalamov improved to 13-0 with his 13th knockout coming in the 2nd round against previously undefeated Pedro Rodriguez. Although the rotund bellied Rodriguez (8-1) came out with his guns blazing, Abdusalamov weathered the early storm and pelted his foe with a number of unanswered blows in the second round before referee Russell Mora came to the rescue at the 1:04 mark.

In a clash of unbeaten lightweights, Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs) outpointed Hylon Williams Jr. (15-1, 3 KOs) over eight by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 79-73. (more…)



February 3rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Anaheim

Ronny Rios 128 vs. Jeremy McLaurin 127.8
Alejandro Perez 126 vs. Derrick Wilson 125.6
Luis Mora 142.6 vs. Ricardo Malfavon 142.3
Julian Ramirez 122.4 vs. Javier Damian 123.4
Jose Sanchez 129.6 vs. Manuel Sarabia 131

Venue: Phoenix Club, Anaheim, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



February 3rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City, NJ

By Chris Perry

Dorin Spivey 132 vs. Victor Vasquez 135
Chazz Witherspoon 234.5 vs. David Saulsberry 295
Ela Nunez 125.5 vs. Nydia Feliciano 121
Dennis Hasson 192.5 vs. William Santiago 194
Frankie Filippone 167 vs. Harley Kilfian 169
Joey Tiberi 138 vs. Steve Cox 135.5
Jon Bolden 220 vs. Dorsett Barnwell 252
Isiah Seldon 161 vs. Kenneth Moody Jr. 158
Chris Finley 135 vs. Keenan Smith 135

Venue: Tropicana Casino and Resort Showroom
Promoter: Dee Lee Promotions, LLC
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi



February 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Canelo will promote Cuello-Lopez

Canelo Promotions won a WBC purse bid today for the right to promote a WBC featherweight eliminator between Denver Cuello and Ganigan Lopez. Canelo Promotions bid $61,000 to beat Boxeo de Gala’s bid of $60,100. The fight contract must be signed by February 18, at which time the date and place of the bout must be announced.



February 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

Khan: Peterson almost out of time on rematch offer

By Karl Freitag

Former world champion Amir Khan said today that he still hopes to land a rematch with WBA/IBF super lightweight champion Lamont Peterson, but Peterson has to agree to a rematch in two or three days or he’ll take another fight. “We’ll probably give him another 48 hours to get back with us and then we’ll move on to someone else. I’m going to move up to the next weight category and look at someone else because I’m not going to be wasting my time. I think everyone knows that I want a rematch and I deserve a rematch, so we’re just waiting on Lamont Peterson and his team at the moment.

“I’ve offered them a great deal. 50% of worldwide revenue so it’s going to be the most he’s ever going to get in a fight. If he’s going to take on Marquez, he’s going to get half of what I’m giving him, so it’s up to him. If he really thinks he beat me in the first fight then I’m sure he’ll take the rematch.”



February 3rd, 2012

Scale Watch

Chavez, Rubio, Donaire, WV2 all make weight

By Rolando Salazar at the scale
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 159.5 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 159
(WBC middleweight championship)
Nonito Donaire 121.6 vs. Wilfredo Vazquez Jr 122
(WBO super bantamweight championship)
Vanes Martirosyan 153.5 vs. Troy Lowry 153.75
(WBC silver super welterweight title)
Raul Hirales 122.5 vs. Shawn Nichol 122.5
Wale Omotoso 147.25 vs. Nestor Rosas 146.5
Adam Lopez 115.75 vs. Richard Hernandez 114.5
Ivan Najera 136.5 vs. David Castillo 136.5
Alex Saucedo 146.75 vs. Jean Colon 143.5
Jeremy Longoria 126 vs. Richard Valencia 125

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO
Click here for more photos…



February 3rd, 2012

Boxing News

McEwan eyes Scottish debut

Scottish middleweight Craig McEwan is back in training and looking to get his career back on track after successive defeats at the hands of top contenders Andy Lee and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin. McEwan has started working with strength and conditioning coach Andrew McIntyre at Napier University’s Sports Center in Edinburgh, as well as training at his father’s Clovenstone Boxing Club. McEwan, who has been out of action since his November defeat to Quillin, is now eager to get back in the ring. He said he had asked Oscar De La Hoya to match him with Jermain Taylor as he knows Taylor is on the comeback trail but nothing materialized. He is now in talks with Alex Arthur about appearing on his AAA Promotions Meadowbank Show in Edinburgh on April 14 and revealed he is excited at the thought of appearing in his hometown. (more…)



February 3rd, 2012

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FPU VIII Session Moved To June

With the possibility of promoting a major fight show in June, Fight Promoter University founder Roy Englebrecht has decided to move the four day Fight Promoter University VIII session from April to June. FPU VIII was originally set for April 10-13 in Southern California.

“As I am working on a major show that should take place in June, I wanted to be able to allow FPU VIII attendees to be part of this experience, so we changed dates,” said Englebrecht. “I would like to think that we will have a major announcement by late February or early March on this show, which will then allow me to also announce the dates for the FPU VIII session.”



February 3rd, 2012




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