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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing Result

Thompson shuts out Takehara

By Shamus Young at ringside

Heavyweight prospect “Vicious” Vincent Thompson dominated Japan’s number one heavyweight Mashataka Takehara over eight rounds Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Thompson put on a clinic in smart boxing that showcased his handspeed as he calmly outworked his opponent over the distance. Takehara helped Thompson look good by staying in a defensive shell for the whole fight and letting Thompson work. All judges and Fightnews scored it 80-72. Thompson went to 9-0 after the decision, and Takehara fell to 6-5-3.

Sometimes, scoring a knockdown is bad for a fighter. Such was the case in the co-main event, in which Light Welterweight Oscar Andrade (now 7-0) won an entertaining decision over Michael Lucero (12-17-2) over six rounds. Andrade had great reach for a 140 pounder and used it well early. Andrade also used the jab and uppercut more than the usual southpaw. An uppercut scored a knockdown in the second, and Andrade went wild looking for the knockout. For the two rounds after the knockdown, Andrade stopped using his jab and went uppercut crazy, which let Lucero recover and start to score by wading in after a misguided uppercut. Andrade finally settled down, regained his jab, and took control to win. Scores were 59-54 and 60-53 twice. Fightnews had it 58-55. (more…)



August 28th, 2011



Boxing Result

Results from Tepic, Nayarit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican featherweight prospect Christopher Perez (21-1, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision (96-94, 99-91, and 100-90) over Hector “Chocolate” Marquez (30-22, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Niños Héroes in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. In another battle, Sergio Villanueva @0-1-2, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Jose Mendoza (7-4, 3 KOs). The event was organized by Promociones del Pueblo, Canelo Promotions and Grupo Modelo and broadcast by Cadena 3 Channel 28.



August 28th, 2011

Boxing Result

Upset: Fuentes dethrones Garcia

Solis retains IBF 108lb belt

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Unheralded Moisés Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) shockingly claimed the WBO minimumweight championship with a twelve round split decision over reigning world titleholder Raúl “Rayito” Garcia (30-2, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Benito Juárez in Guadalajara, Mexico. Fuentes went down at the end of round nine, but sufficiently recovered during the break. Scores were 114-112, 114-112 for Fuentes and 114-112 for Garcia.

In the main event, IBF jr flyweight champion Ulises “Archie” Solís (34-2, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Jether Oliva (17-1-1, 11 KOs). Scores were 120-108, 118-110 and 119-109. Click here for more photos…



August 28th, 2011

UFC

Silva KOs Okami

Results from UFC Rio

(Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/[Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Numbers don’t even do him justice anymore. Yes, Anderson Silva added to his record number of title defenses (nine) and consecutive UFC wins (14) Saturday night at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, but in stopping number one contender Yushin Okami in the second round of the UFC RIO main event, the 36-year old Silva isn’t getting older – he’s getting better.

What’s next? “My clone,” he laughed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

‘Le Barbie’ dominates Shikasho

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “Le Barbie” Juarez (30-5-3, 14 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Asami Shikasho (5-3, 3 KOs) in front of 6000+ the Plaza de Toros in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico. Juarez was simply faster and sharper as she punished the very game Shikasho in every round. Scores were 100-86, 100-90 and 100-89. Click here for more…



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Andrade overwhelms O’Brien

Super middleweight Librado Andrade (30-4, 23 KOs) scored an impressive third round stoppage of Matt O’Brien (18-3, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro De Espectaculos De La Feria Leon in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. In an exciting fight, a bloodied Andrade dropped O’Brien twice in round three to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.

Andrade’s brother, light heavyweight Enrique Ornelas (32-7, 20 KOs), outpointed journeyman Alfredo Contreras (11-12-2, 5 KOs) over ten in the co-feature. It was the first time the brothers from Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato, have both fought on a pro card in Mexico.

Bantamweight Ivan Morales (11-0, 6 KOs), the younger brother of Mexican ring legend Erik Morales, scored a third round KO over Juan Velazquez (6-7, 4 KOs). Velaquez was down twice, the second time for the count.

Featherweight Roberto Manzanarez (13-0, 9 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Edgar Martinez (6-1, 2 KOs) in a good action fight.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

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August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Povetkin gets past Chagaev

Helenius impressive in destruction of Liakhovich

By Karl Freitag

Unbeaten heavyweight Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over former WBA titleholder Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title on Saturday night at the Messehall in Erfurt, Germany. A very close fight over the first five rounds. Chagaev seemed to be coming on in the sixth and seventh. Povetkin had a strong round eight while Chagaev suddenly seemed to be fading as the bout progressed. Povetkin was in total command in rounds ten and eleven as Chagaev looked spent. Knowing he’s behind, Chagaev went on the attack in round twelve, but it was two little, too late. Scores were 117-113, 117-113, 116-112. Of course, Wladimir Klitschko remains the WBA heavyweight “super” champion. Rumor has it that Povetkin could make his first defense against Evender Holyfield, who was quite visible during fight week.

Unbeaten 6’6 heavyweight contender Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over former WBO champion Siarhei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs). After a relatively quiet seven rounds, Helenius battered Liakhovich to a knee at the end of round eight. Helenius immediately attacked the still dazed Liakhovich in round nine with a barrage of hard shots and referee Stabley Christdodoulou stopped the fight as Liakhovich crumpled to the canvas. Time was :19. Helenius retains his WBA and WBO Inter-Continental belts. Liakhovich joins Lamon Brewster and Sam Peter as former heavyweight champions to be kayoed by the “Nordic Nightmare.” (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Boone Mauls Hall

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Ozzie Santiago

On Friday night, Greg Barckhoff’s Sports Fan Properties along with Shea Bailey Promotions delivered once again to the boxing starved fans of Atlanta with yet another exciting night of fights. In the main event Darnell “Deezol” Boone (19-17-3 8KO) only needed 40 seconds to dismantle and dismiss Marcus “The Terror” don Hall of Savannah, Ga. The first 20 seconds of the fight Hall circled as Boone pursued him around the ring. In the first heated exchange Boone wobbled Hall with a solid right that sent him to the canvas on all fours. Hall was able to barley beat the count, but it soon ended as Boone calmly setup another crushing right hand that sent his opponent into the ropes and out for good. At the :40 mark of round one referee Jim Korb mercifully stopped the fight. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Guerrero out for six months

Will undergo surgery to repair rotator cuff

One week after a shoulder injury forced Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s to withdraw from his August 27 world title challenge against WBA Super Lightweight World Champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, it was recommended by Dr. Michael Dillingham that Guerrero have arthroscopic surgery to repair a tear in his left rotator cuff.

“After talking to Dr. Dillingham today, Robert will undergo an arthroscopic shoulder surgery procedure to take a closer look at the damage done to his rotator cuff,” said Guerrero’s manager Bob Santos. “Right now the MRI shows a slight tear, but Dillingham advised us that it would be in our best interest to scope the shoulder to check for other damage that an MRI can’t reveal. No definitive answer can be made as to when Robert Guerrero will return to the ring until after his surgery is completed next Tuesday. We are hoping he’ll be back in six months, God willing his surgery goes smoothly.” (more…)



August 27th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC Rio your way

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!


Tavares vs Fisher, Palhares vs Miller Live: Prelim action leads right up to the Pay-Per-View event, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on SPIKE & Rogers Sportsnet

See The UFC RIO Prelims Live on Facebook Starting At 6pm ET / 3pm PT: “Like” the UFC on Facebook to see five bouts live & free today!

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August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs DC card

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Tonight’s Diva-Rize-N card featuring Henry Buchanan vs. Ariel Espinal at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington DC has been postponed because of the called State of Emergency by the Mayor of DC, Vincent Gray.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio: Chavez Jr. looks for excuses

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC’s mandatory middleweight world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio has expressed amazement at the cancellation of the WBC world title defense of his compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr against Ronald Hearns scheduled for September 17 in Mexico. “I heard that he suffered a laceration on his right hand and has an alleged injury,” said Rubio. “Personally I think it’s an excuse. I don’t think Chavez Jr. is in good condition or has had good training. I understood that it may be a weight problem. Julio is a man who likes to eat but he must understand that as a world champion he must dedicate more time to the gym because he has obligations to defend his world crown. There’s already a precedent in 2009 when he tested positive for the diuretic furosemide to lose weight in Las Vegas for the fight against Troy Rowland.” Rubio trains daily at the Gold Boxing Gym with trainer Jorge “Mapimi” Rodriguez in Torreon. On September 3 he will facing Mohammed Akrong from Ghana in San Luis Potosi at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Flo Simba returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Flo Simba returns to action after his sixth round stoppage loss to former IBF heavyweight champion Fransie Botha in June this year when he takes on the rugged Thamsanqa Dube from Zimbabwe over eight rounds in a heavyweight contest at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Monday night. The 22-year-old Simba (10-1, 9 KOs) who was born in the Dominican Republic of the Congo but fights out of South Africa and suffered his first loss against the vastly experienced Botha, now hopes to get his career back on track. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC live webcast tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a boxing webcast, free of charge, tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In the main event – scheduled for 10 two-minute rounds from the Plaza de Toros in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico – WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, 29-5-3 with 14 knockouts, of Mexico City, will make her third defense of the title against Asami Shikasho, 5-2 with 3 knockouts, of Tokyo. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown 2: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Before the middleweight title showdown at this Saturday’s UFC 134, two light heavyweights will go head-to-head in a rematch years in the making. They’ll share the marquee with a veteran Brazilian heavyweight and a surging young prospect making a name for himself by dropping legends in their tracks. Let’s take a look at the two other bouts with headlining status, Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brendan Schaub vs. Minotauro Nogueira . . . Click here for more

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



August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tepic, Nayarit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Boxers from the “Guerra in Tepic” Organized by Canelo Promotions Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast by Cadena 3 Channel 28 from Tepc, Nayarit. The Boxing Night Event to be held in the gym, “Niños Hereos” topped the scales this afternoon attended ceremony. Sergio Villanueva, is the reigning WBC world youth featherweight champ and Christopher Perez, the current WBC Fecombox featherweight champion.

Sergio Villanueva 135 vs. José Mendoza 135
Christopher Pérez 127 vs. Héctor Márquez 127
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August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from DC

DC bouts still on despite hurricane threat!

By Gary “Digital” Williams

At this hour despite the threat of Hurricane Irene heading through the Washington DC area, the card slated for Saturday is still on. Therefore, here is the scale watch for tonight’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions card at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington:

Henry Buchanan 178.8 vs. Ariel Espinal 186.6
Tony Jeter 159.4 vs. Darrett Crockett 155.8
Dwayne McRae 245.8 vs. Kevin Howard 277.6
Angel Concepcion 180.8 vs. Phillip Hannah 174.2
Jacey Thompson 151.6 vs. Michael Taylor 143.2
Brandon Quarles 154.2 vs. Andrew Jones 149.8
Alantez Fox 152.6 vs. Aaron Williams 156.4
John Thompson 158 vs. Lee Snow 164.8
John Watson 167.8 vs. Bennie Meeks 175.4

Venue: DC Star Night Club, Washington DC
Promoter: Diva-Rize-N Promotions

Note: DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued a state of emergency, so there is a possibility the card eventually will not come off as scheduled.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Nieves edges Vargas again

In a rematch, WBO Latino 140lb titleholder Jose “Miau” Nieves (19-2-3, 8 KOs) won a controversial twelve round majority decision over Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-6-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Vargas was the aggressor and seemed to do more, but Nieves was ahead by scores of 117-111, 117-113 on two cards while the third card was 114-114. In their first encounter last April 29 at the same venue, Nieves won a controversial split decision in an action packed fight.

Popular jr featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (4-0, 4 KOs) thrilled his legions of fans with a fast first round knockout over Eduardo Melendez (4-9-1).



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Gomez defeats Granados

Unbeaten lightweight KO artist Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (11-0, 8 KOs) traveled to the backyard of Adrian Granados (8-2-1, 5 KOs) and scored a hard fought eight round majority decision on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Gomez floored Granados with a right hand at the end of round two and landed more bombs in round three. The gutsy Granados weathered the storm, however, and fought hard the whole eight rounds. Scores were 78-73, 77-74, 76-76.

Unbeaten lightweight Omar Figueroa (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-7-1, 2 KOs). Figueroa dropped Herrera in round two and then laid him out with a huge left hand later in the round. Time was 1:19.

Other results
Juan Bustamante KO1 Andrew Kato (lightweight)
Luis Santiago W4 Clifford McPherson (welterweight)
Daniel Sotelo KO1 Ronnie Fuentez (welterweight)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweights collide in Tacoma

Undefeated Tacoma heavyweight Vincent Thompson steps back into the ring on Saturday night when he faces Masataka Takehara in the main event of Battle at the Boat 83 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Thompson improved his record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision over Kelsey Arnold on June 4. In addition to his victory over Arnold, Vincent also scored an impressive victory over the previously unbeaten Charles Ellis, a former 2003 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion on Nov. 13, 2010. Thompson, however, will face his toughest challenge to date in Takehara, a former national champion and the #1 ranked heavyweight in Japan. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Leon, Mexico

Librado Andrade 167.1 vs. Matt O’Brien 166.4
Enrique Ornelas 170.6 vs. Alfredo Contreras 170.8
Pablo Cesar Cano 137.5 vs. Mario Hermosillo 136.6
Ivan Morales 118.3 vs. Juan Velasquez 115.9
Hugo Salas 144.1 vs. Tomas Sierra 138.8
Gabriel Soto 155.8 vs. Juan Jose Torres 157.1
Robert Manzanarez 123.9 vs. Edgar Martinez 119
Venue: De La Feria Leon, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: AT&T U-Verse



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

A Puño Limpio workout

Unbeatens Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, McJoe Arroyo and Carlos Negron worked-out today and showed the crowd that they were in great shape for their bouts next Friday, September 2 in the 6th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio”, to be held at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promtions (PRBBP) in association with Top Rank Inc., to be televised live on WAPA America. González (16-0, 12 KOs), who will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight title in a 10 round fight against Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs) and is ranked #8 in the WBO lightweight division, weighed 146 pounds in the last pre-weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission today at the Wilfredo Gomez Arena Gym in Guaynabo. For more details and photos click here….



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Huamantla

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juarez 111.9 vs. Asami Shikasho 111.9
Zulina Muñoz 117.5 vs. Verena Crespo 112.4
Esmeralda Moreno 106.4 vs. Linda Sanchez 107.8
Cristian Esquivel 117.9 vs. Pedro Dominguez 117.9
Venue: Plaza de Toros, Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia (Boxeo de Gala)
Click here for more photos…



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

Photos: Rafael Soto

Raul Garcia 105 vs. Moises Fuentes 105
(WBO minimumweight championship)
Ulises Solis 108 vs. Jether Oliva 108
(IBF miniflyweight championship)
Daniel Sandoval 148 vs. Ricardo Martinez 148.7
Alejandro Gonzalez 116 vs. Jose Lopez 117.5
Maximo Flores 112 vs. Roberto Perez 113
Julio Cesar Avalos 154 vs. Jose Manuel Medrano 152
Venue: Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Fox Deportes more photos



August 26th, 2011




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