Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Mayweather Speaks

Photos: Naoki Fukuda/WBC

Floyd Mayweather: “Tonight we gave the fans what they wanted to see. We matched the best with the best. Cotto was a very tough competitor and he won some rounds. He pushed me to the limits and this is what it’s all about.

“Miguel Cotto fought his ass off tonight and I want to congratulate him and his team.

“You’ve seen me in flashy cars, but I want you to know that I do give back to the community. This is what it’s all about. It’s not about making a lot of money. It’s about giving back.

“I don’t want be on TV and not give you guys [the fans and media] what you deserve.

“Cotto is a good puncher. He didn’t win more than 30 fights for nothing. I was the first fighter to fight him at a weight that he was comfortable with. I actually came into the fight weighing 147. (more…)

Photos: Naoki Fukuda/WBC Floyd Mayweather: “Tonight we gave the fans what they wanted to see. We matched the best with …


UFC

Diaz breaks down Miller on UFC on FOX

The rise of Nate Diaz continued in the main event of UFC on FOX 3 at IZOD Center Saturday night, as the ever improving Californian systematically broke down fellow lightweight contender Jim Miller before submitting the local hero in the second round to earn his third consecutive victory.

Miller stayed busy as he closed the distance on Diaz, pinning him against the fence as the two traded knees. After breaking, Diaz tried to establish his long-range striking attack, but Miller’s kicks to the legs kept him from getting into a rhythm, prompting another clinch against the fence. As the two jockeyed for position, Diaz was able to get some knees off before separating, and he finally began to find his range in the final minute, dropping Miller with a quick left to the head. As Diaz looked to capitalize, Miller reversed effectively, but it was Diaz on top at the bell . . . click here for more on UFC.com

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The rise of Nate Diaz continued in the main event of UFC on FOX 3 at IZOD Center Saturday night, …



Boxing Result

Rafael Marquez crushes Eric Aiken

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions

In a clash of former world champions, featherweight fan favorite Rafael Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Eric Aiken (16-9-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

In the main event, WBA female super bantamweight champion Jackie Nava (27-4-3, 11 KOs) retained her belt by shutting out Diana Ayala (12-7-3, 7 KOs) over ten. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions In a clash of former world champions, featherweight fan favorite Rafael Marquez …


Boxing News

Pacman lands in LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao arrived at LAX International tonight aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 where he, trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of Team Pacquiao were greeted by throngs of fans and international media. Here’s what they had to say:

Manny Pacquiao: “No matter what Bradley says I still have the hunger to win. I had a great camp in the Philippines. No distractions at all. We are ready to step it up over the next four weeks at Wild Card. This is a big fight for me. I can’t wait for June 9.”

Freddie Roach: “Maybe Bradley should come over to the Wild Card and see how hard Manny works in the ring. No one works harder – no one – and Manny is not ready to give up his throne. Manny is so serious. He gave up playing basketball and that means a lot to him. He is a serious, dedicated athlete going into a very big fight. Now we do our finishing training at the Wild Card. I promise you Manny will shoot the works when he faces Bradley.” (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao arrived at LAX International tonight aboard Philippine Airlines Flight 102 where …




Boxing Result

Mayweather defeats Cotto

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

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr (43-0, 26 KOs) dethroned WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. A good competitive fight. Floyd had the edge in most rounds over the first six rounds, but Cotto had his moments. Cotto was determined to take the fight to Mayweather and bloodied his nose early on. Big round eight for Cotto who went all out for the KO as he launched the most violent attack Floyd has faced in his career to date. It was Cotto’s last hurrah, however, as after that Mayweather took control, staggering Cotto in the final stanza. Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 118-110.

WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KOs) pounded out a twelve round unanimous decision over former multi-division world champion Sugar Shane Mosley (46-8-1, 39 KOs). Canelo was cut over the left eye by a head clash in round three, but the fight was never in doubt. Alvarez was generally too strong for Mosley as he battered the game 40-year-old for the full twelve rounds. Scores were 119-109, 118-110, 119-109.

Undefeated welterweight rising star Jessie Vargas (19-0, 9 KOs) outscored former world champion Steve Forbes (35-11, 11 KOs) in a ten round snoozer. Scores were 100-90, 97-93, 99-91.

Former world champion Carlos Quintana (29-3, 23 KOs) scored a beautiful sixth round KO over world rated super welterweight contender DeAndre Latimore (23-4, 17 KOs). A left hand laid out Latimore at 2:19. “This was a good night for Puerto Rico,” said Quintana after the fight. (more…)

By Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer at ringside Photo by Chris Cozzone  Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr (43-0, 26 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Andrade destroys Cisneros

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photo: Ed Diller/Star Boxing

Providence, RI native and 2008 Olympian, middleweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (17-0, 13 KOs) a scored a first round stoppage at 3:00 minutes after a right hook and straight left knocked the season two contestant of “The Contender” boxing series, Chicago, IL’s Rudy Cisneros (12-4, 11 KOs) flat on his back and out cold. This main event was a special edition of ESPN2 boxing from the Mohegan Sun Arena within the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, CT. The six bout fight card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Andrade kept his perfect record of seventeen consecutive victories alive after such a brutal first round stoppage. Cisneros had to be taken out of the ring on a stretcher and it is not known what or if any injuries had occurred. (more…)

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photo: Ed Diller/Star Boxing Providence, RI native and 2008 Olympian, middleweight Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade …


Boxing Result

Corley upsets McCloskey

The upset run of former world jr welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (39-20-1, 22 KOs) continued Saturday when Corley stopped recent world title challenger Paul McCloskey (23-2, 12 KOs) in round ten on Saturday night at Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Corley staggered McCloskey and had him battered, bloody and dazed when referee Ian John-Lewis waved it off at 2:28. The 37-year-old Corley upset then-unbeaten Gabriel Bracero (18-0) in his last fight to end a six fight losing streak.

Earlier, middleweight Eamonn O’Kane (7-0, 3 KOs) topped JJ McDonagh (8-2, 4 KOs) to win an all-Irish “Prizefighter” tourney.

The upset run of former world jr welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (39-20-1, 22 KOs) continued Saturday when Corley …


Boxing Result

Huck-Afolabi battle to draw; Stieglitz wins

By Karl Freitag

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25 KOs) again showed why he’s one of the most exciting fighters in boxing in a dramatic twelve round draw against Ola Afolabi (19-2-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany. Returning to cruiserweight after his near miss in a heavyweight title challenge against Alexander Povetkin, Huck seemed lethargic early against Afolabi, who was very motivated after losing a close decision to Huck in 2009. But the champion came on strong as the fight progressed. Huck had a huge round nine nearly stopping Afolabi. Very exciting two-way action down the stretch with both fighters leaving everything in the ring in the last three minutes. Scores were 114-114, 115-113 Huck, 114-114 as Huck retained his belt, barely.

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (42-2, 23 KOs) took a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #15 rated Nader Hamdan (43-10-1, 18 KOs). The scores of 120-108, 117-111, 117-111 say it all. The 38-year-old Hamdan, 1-3-1 over his last 5 fights, stepped in on late notice after #3 George Groves pulled out. Stieglitz was originally slated to face Mikkel Kessler. Next up for Stieglitz is likely an attractive showdown with countryman Arthur Abraham. (more…)

By Karl Freitag WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (34-2-1, 25 KOs) again showed why he’s one of the most exciting …



Boxing Result

Chris John retains WBA belt for 16th time

Long-reigning WBA featherweight champion Chris John moved his unbeaten record to 47-0-2, 22 KOs with a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night in Singapore. John won 118-109, 118-109, 117-110 to make his 16th successful defense.

In other action, Daud Jordan (29-2, 23 KOs) scored a second round TKO over previously unbeaten Lorenzo Villanueva (22-1, 21 KOs) to win the vacant IBO featherweight belt.

More to come…

Long-reigning WBA featherweight champion Chris John moved his unbeaten record to 47-0-2, 22 KOs with a one-sided twelve round unanimous …


Boxing News

Yorgey injured; forced to pull out of fight with Davis

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Former interim WBO world junior middleweight title challenger, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (24-1-1, 11KO’s) suffered an injury to a tendon in his shoulder area and regretfully must pull out of the May 19th main event with Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis (12-8-1, 6KO’s) at Bally’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on the card promoted by Peltz Boxing.

“I reinjured the same tendon, which had been hurt in a freak accident while sparring over two years ago,” said the deeply disappointed Harry Joe Yorgey. “I tried to let the injury heal on its’ own, but It is apparent that surgery now must be done. We are working diligently to get that accomplished. I am deeply sorry for all of my fans, Russell Peltz, as well as Jamaal Davis, but I can’t fight injured. Right now I can’t put my hand up to defend myself properly and I will not ever go into a fight injured again. This is how I make my money and I would fight King Kong if I had to, but not injured.” (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Former interim WBO world junior middleweight title challenger, “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey (24-1-1, 11KO’s) suffered an injury …


Boxing Result

N’Dam wins WBO interim, Pirog next

Unbeaten middleweight Hassan N’Dam (27-0, 17 KOs) claimed the WBO interim title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Max Bursak (24-1-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Palais des Sports Marcel-Cerdan in Paris, France. N’Dam won by scores 118-110, 118-111 and 118-110. The full WBO champion Dmitry Pirog must now face N’Dam within 120 days.

Unbeaten middleweight Hassan N’Dam (27-0, 17 KOs) claimed the WBO interim title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously …


UFC

TUF episode 9 recap

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 9 – ‘Become That Hero’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber nab the final preliminary round win as Newcastle, England’s Andy Ogle submitted Miami’s Mike Rio at 4:19 of the second round.

The season now shifts into the quarterfinals, with four of the final eight fighters squaring-off on May 11th for a spot in the semis. UFC President Dana White announced the match-ups at the end of the episode: James Vick (#3 Cruz) vs Joe Proctor (#2 Faber) and Justin Lawrence (#1 Cruz) vs Michael Chiesa (#4 Faber). (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 9 – ‘Become That Hero’ – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber nab the …



Boxing News

Haye-Chisora July 14th in England?

A highly anticipated bout between former cruiserweight/heavyweight champion of the world David ‘Haymaker’ Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) and countryman and former world title challenger Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs) is in the works for July 14th in England. No official word on the venue but a major soccer stadium is said to be the lead candidate. After his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in his last fight Chisora got into a wild brawl with Haye at the post fight press conference sparking interest for a showdown between the two.

A highly anticipated bout between former cruiserweight/heavyweight champion of the world David ‘Haymaker’ Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) and countryman and …


Full Report

Report/gallery: De Leon vs. Lazcano

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

Las Vegas — In the main event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino former WBO Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon outgunned and outclassed Eduardo “Chucky” Lazcano and claim the vacant WBC USNBC Super Featherweight title. Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35 KOs) continued his winning ways since being handed consecutive losses to Yuriorkis Gamboa and Adrien Broner in 2011 with a strong exhibition of his boxing skills as Lazcano had no answers for De Leon’s left hand and combinations and the result was a 100-90 shutout on the scorecards. It was a pretty one-sided thumping that provided little in terms of drama and excitement . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone Las Vegas — In the main event at …


Boxing News

Chavez-Lee Tix on sale today

Presented by the University of Texas at El Paso and promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, The City of El Paso, AT&T and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world title tilt go on sale Today! Saturday, May 5, 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.

Presented by the University of Texas at El Paso and promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella …


UFC

UFC on FOX: Preview

By Anthony Springer Jr.

Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto won’t be the only ones slugging it out on Saturday. The UFC on Fox 3 rolls into New Jersey with an action packed–and free–card that will end well before boxing’s biggest draw takes center stage. On the bill: a heavyweight fire fight, a lightweight showdown with title implications and a welterweight showdown featuring an up and comer looking to displace an old vet. Let’s get down to the main card. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto won’t be the only ones slugging it out on Saturday. The …



Boxing News

Pacquiao to arrive at LAX tonight

Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of Team Pacquiao are scheduled to land tonight at LAX International on Philippine Airlines Flight 102 at 8:05PM PT (ironically about the same time Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto square off in Las Vegas). Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs), boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani province in the Philippines, will begin his four-week U.S. training camp, on Monday, May 7, at Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif. Pacman will be defending his WBO welterweight championship crown against undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs).

The Pacquiao vs. Bradley welterweight championship collision will take place Saturday, June 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nev., and will be produced and distributed Live by HBO Pay-Per-View®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and the rest of Team Pacquiao are scheduled to land tonight at LAX International on …


Feature Story

Mayweather a 7:1 favorite against Cotto

By Graham Houston

While Floyd Mayweather Jr won’t be facing Manny Pacquiao any time soon, the two welterweight superstars have interesting tests scheduled in Las Vegas, with Pacquiao meeting undefeated Timothy Bradley on June 9 while Mayweather moves up to light-middleweight to challenge Miguel Cotto for the WBA “super” world title tonight. On paper, tonight’s HBO PPV view fight from the MGM Grand is intriguing. Cotto has lost only twice, he is the naturally bigger man defending a legitimate championship, and he looked rejuvenated in his last fight when outclassing Antonio Margarito to exact revenge for the brutal beatdown inflicted by the Mexican fighter in 2008.

In reality, though, this is a fight that Mayweather should dominate: The oddsmakers have made Mayweather a 7-1 on favourite.

Cotto is an accomplished boxer, and he can punch with authority. He has had many tough fights, though, and I wasn’t sure he would be the same fighter after the losses to Margarito and Pacquiao, fights in which he suffered career-shortening punishment. (more…)

By Graham Houston While Floyd Mayweather Jr won’t be facing Manny Pacquiao any time soon, the two welterweight superstars have …


Boxing Result

Smith upsets Ferrante, claims PA belt

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo: Gary Purfeld

Friday night before a near sellout crowd at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA, late replacement Dhafir “No Fear” Smith (26-22-7, 4 KOs) outworked Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante (12-4, 7 KOs) over ten close rounds to capture the vacant PA State light heavyweight title. In the co-feature of the evening, exciting Philly Victor Vasquez (15-6-1, 7 KOs) avenged an earlier draw by dropping to fellow Philadelphian, Paul Fernandez (5-5-2, 3 KOs) twice to capture a hard fought unanimous decision victory that was one sided on the scorecards. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photo: Gary Purfeld Friday night before a near sellout crowd at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, …


Boxing Result

Ponce De Leon dominates “Chucky”

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

Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, 35 KOs) pounded out a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Eduardo “Chucky” Lazcano (24-3, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Ponce De Leon was in command of every moment of every round, winning 100-90 on all cards to claim the vacant WBC USNBC super featherweight belt.

Junior middleweight Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (23-5, 11 KOs) returned from an 18-month layoff to score a fourth round TKO over Ayi Bruce (21-7, 13 KOs). A barrage of punches prompted a stoppage by referee Kenny Bayless. Time was 2:10.

In a women’s featherweight clash, former world champion Jessica Rakoczy (32-3, 12 KOs) returned to the ring for the first time since 2009 to stop Brittany Cruz (8-6-1, 1 KO) in round four. Cruz was down in the rounds three and four before referee Vic Drakulich waved it off at 1:21.

Junior middleweight Daquan Arnett (3-0, 2 KOs), a former amateur standout, destroyed Jose Martell (2-2, 2 KOs). The bout was waved off after two knockdowns in the first stanza. Time was 2:41.

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Chris Cozzone Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (43-4, …


Scale Watch

Weights from Northern Ireland

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Paul McCloskey 141 vs. ‘Chop Chop’ Corley 138.25
Martin Lindsay 131.25 vs. Mickey Coveney 130.5

All-Irish Prizefighter Middleweights line up and weights:
Eamonn O’Kane 160.75 vs. Anthony Fitzgerald 161.25
Ciaran Healy 161.5 vs. Ryan Greene 158.75
Darren Cruise 160.5 vs. JJ McDonagh 160.75
Simon O’Donnell 160.75 vs. Joe Rea 161.5

Venue: King’s Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Promoter: Matchroom

Paul McCloskey 141 vs. ‘Chop Chop’ Corley 138.25 Martin Lindsay 131.25 vs. Mickey Coveney 130.5 All-Irish Prizefighter Middleweights line up …


Boxing News

Shumenov to defend against Ornelas

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) returns on June 2 to make his fourth title defense against former super middleweight world title challenger Enrique Ornelas (33-7, 21 KOs) at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. in a fight that will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and FOX Deportes. The fight will mark Shumenov’s return to same venue in which he first captured the WBA title in his 10th professional bout on January 29, 2010 with a 12-round controversial decision over Gabriel Campillo.

WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion Beibut Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs) returns on June 2 to make his fourth title defense …


Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Jackie Nava 122 vs Diana Ayala 122
(WBA female super bantamweight world title)
Rafael Márquez 127.4 vs Eric Aiken 125.7
Jorge Silva 147 vs Orlando Escobar 147
Max Flores 112 vs Osvaldo Ibarra 112.4
José Cayetano 122 vs Edson Ramírez 125

Promoter: Zanfer Promotions
Venue: Auditorio Municipal
TV: TV Azteca

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions Jackie Nava 122 vs Diana Ayala 122 (WBA female super bantamweight world …


Scale Watch

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Photo: Star Boxing

Demetrius Andrade 157.75 vs. Rudy Cisneros 158
Addy Irizarry 144.75 vs. Victoria Cisneros 141.5
Reinaldo Graceski 171.5 vs. Borngood Washington 176.25
Joseph Perez 131 vs. Juan Jaramillo 129.5
Tylon Burris 174 vs. Robert Jackson 172.25
Chris Gilbert 148 vs. Keuntray Henson 147

Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: ESPN2

Photo: Star Boxing Demetrius Andrade 157.75 vs. Rudy Cisneros 158 Addy Irizarry 144.75 vs. Victoria Cisneros 141.5 Reinaldo Graceski 171.5 …


Scale Watch

Weights/shots from Mayweather-Cotto

Andreas Hale at the scales
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Floyd Mayweather Jr 151 vs. Miguel Cotto 154
(WBA super welterweight championship)

Saul Alvarez 154 vs. Shane Mosley 154*
(WBC super welterweight championship)
* Mosley originally weighed in at 154.5.

Jessie Vargas 146 vs. Steve Forbes 146.5
Deandre Latimore 154.5 vs. Carlos Quintana 154

Antonio Orozco 142 vs. Dillet Frederick 140
Keith Thurman 149 vs. Brandon Hoskins 149
Omar Figueroa 139 vs. Robbie Cannon 138
Braulio Santos 126.5 vs. Juan Sandoval 125

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

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Andreas Hale at the scales Photos by Chris Cozzone Floyd Mayweather Jr 151 vs. Miguel Cotto 154 (WBA super welterweight …


UFC

UFC on FOX at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 3, which is headlined by the five round lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller and the welterweight bout between Josh Koscheck and Johny Hendricks, airing live on FOX from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for six televised prelims at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see two prelim bouts at 4pm ET / 1pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Jim Miller (156) VS Nate Diaz (156)

FOX MAIN CARD
Johny Hendricks (170.5) VS Josh Koscheck (170.5)
Alan Belcher (186) VS Rousimar Palhares (186)
Lavar Johnson (253) VS Pat Barry (244)

FUEL TV FIGHTS
Michael Johnson (156) VS Tony Ferguson (154.5)
Tim Elliott (125) VS John Dodson (126)
Pascal Krauss (169) VS John Hathaway (169)
John Lineker (127*) vs Louis Gaudinot (126)
John Cholish (155.5) VS Danny Castillo (155)
Pablo Garza (145) vs Dennis Bermudez (145.5)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Nick Denis (135) VS Roland Delorme (135)
Karlos Vemola (185) VS Mike Massenzio (184)
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Weigh-in results for UFC on FOX 3, which is headlined by the five round lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and …


Boxing News

Juanma’s suspension reduced

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez has had his suspension of one calendar year reduced to 10 months, a $10,000 fine eliminated, and a reduction of community service hours from 100 to 50 after the secretary of the Department of Recreation and Sports, Henry Neumann, assumed jurisdiction over the case. He will be able to return to the ring after March 2013. However, it was learned that Lopez’ attorney may appeal because they had requested a reconsideration by the Professional Boxing Commission which never materialized so we don’t rule out going to an Appellate Tribunal.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former two-division world champion Juan Manuel Lopez has had his suspension of one calendar …


UFC

Koscheck finds his way

Fans and pundits analyzed Josh Koscheck’s close split decision win over Mike Pierce at UFC 143 in February from every possible angle. Was he distracted by an impending split with the AKA camp in San Jose? After 20 UFC fights, had Father Time started to creep in on the 34-year old native of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania? Did Pierce just have his number? . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Fans and pundits analyzed Josh Koscheck’s close split decision win over Mike Pierce at UFC 143 in February from every …


Boxing News

Rosado to face Sechew Powell now

#7 ranked Junior Middleweight Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia will take on Number 9 contender Sechew Powell of Brooklyn, NY (26-4, 15 KO’s) on Friday, June 1st in the main event on NBC Sports Network’s Fight Night boxing series, live from the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, PA. The 12 round fight will be for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Title. The NBC Sports Network telecast beings at 9PM ET. The sturdy southpaw will replace ailing Joel Julio, who has withdrawn from the fight.

Currently in camp with slugger Delvin Rodriguez to prepare him for his upcoming Junior Middleweight title challenge of WBA Junior Middleweight king, Austin Trout, the talented Powell, ranked #9 by the IBF, stated, “I’m happy to get this opportunity. My passion to become champion is stronger than ever and that will show on June 1. Gabriel Rosado and I are both top ten ranked contenders, after this fight one of us will be moving up the rankings and it won’t be him.”

#7 ranked Junior Middleweight Gabriel Rosado of Philadelphia will take on Number 9 contender Sechew Powell of Brooklyn, NY (26-4, …


Boxing News

Gasparyan-DeLaTorre headline in Inglewood

By Francisco Salazar

Lightsout Promotions in association with In Sync Productions present a fight card Saturday night at the Hollywood Park Casino in Inglewood, CA. On the boxing portion of the card, Vardan “Vito” Gasparyan (13-2-5, 7 KOs) will take on Sergio De La Torre (11-16-3, 1 KO) in a scheduled six round super welterweight bout. The Armenian-born Gasparyan is unbeaten in his last three bouts since his close six round decision loss to unbeaten Jermell Charlo in August of 2009. Popular MMA fighter Georgi Karakhanyan will make his professional boxing debut on Saturday night as he takes on Tatsuri Irie (0-2) in a scheduled four round welterweight bout. Call (310) 918-0999 or go to teamlightsout.com to purchase tickets. Tickets are on sale and are priced at $40 and $75 (The $100 tickets are sold out). Doors open at 5PM, with first bell scheduled for 6PM.

By Francisco Salazar Lightsout Promotions in association with In Sync Productions present a fight card Saturday night at the Hollywood …


Scale Watch

Huck, Afolabi, Stieglitz, Hamdan make weight

Credit: Photo Wende

Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ola Afolabi 199
(WBO cruiserweight championship)
Robert Stieglitz 166.6 vs. Nader Hamdan 166.8
WBO super middleweight championship
Alexander Dimitrenko 257.4 vs. Kubrat Pulev 245.5
(EBU heavyweight championship)
Edmund Gerber 236.1 vs. Maurice Harris 242.9
Dustin Dirks 176.8 vs. Thomas Ulrich 178.5
Robert Woge 174.1 vs. Ferenc Hafner 171.9
David Graf 196.6 vs. Attila Palko 195.7
Tyron Zeuge 167.1 vs. Santo Drago 169.7

Venue: Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland, SES

Credit: Photo Wende Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ola Afolabi 199 (WBO cruiserweight championship) Robert Stieglitz 166.6 vs. Nader Hamdan 166.8 …


Boxing News

#8 Sod retains ABCO 122lb crown

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Two-time WBO title challenger Sod Kokietgym (57-2-1,25 KOs) successfully retained his WBC Asian Boxing Council 122lb title when he stopped Indonesian Sahril Fabanyo in round three on Friday at the Municipality of Bangpliyai, Samutprakarn, Thailand. The Thai fighter, ranked No.8 by WBC, mostly controlled the show before he easily destroyed his opponent with a left straight, scoring a KO at 0:19 round round three.

In other action, WBC#28 lightfly Saenmuangloei Kokietgym (12-3-3,2 KOs) won a 116-112,117-111,118-110 unanimous decision over ABCO#13 Sammy Hagler (15-9-2,5 KOs) to retain his WBC Asian Boxing Council 108lb title for the second time. Former WBC Female silver 105lb title holder Kanittha Kokietgym (15-4,5KOs) displayed one-side attack before she scored a TKO at 1:59 of round two. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Two-time WBO title challenger Sod Kokietgym (57-2-1,25 KOs) successfully retained his WBC Asian Boxing …


Boxing News

Complete Weights from Singapore

By Brett Bonetti at the scale
Photos: Tony Tolj

WBA World Featherweight Championship
Chris John 125.8 vs Shoji Kimura 125.4

IBO Featherweight World Championship
Daud Yordan 125.6 vs Lorenzo Villanueva 125.4

Mohamad Nor Rizan 121 vs Wang Xin Hua 121.9
Kengo Nagashima 153.8 vs Yao Yi Ma 153.9
Rex Tso 114.4 vs Yodpichai Sithsaithong 114.4
Qiu Xiao Jun 121.9 vs Bayu Gede Prabow 120.6
Yang Xin Xin 145.7 vs Singdet Sithsaithong 146

By Brett Bonetti at the scale Photos: Tony Tolj WBA World Featherweight Championship Chris John 125.8 vs Shoji Kimura 125.4 …


Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. will return to the boxing metropolis of El Paso, Texas for the first time in nearly six years, headlining “Viva Chávez!” on Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium. After initial concerns from The University of Texas System regarding the world championship event from taking place at the Sun Bowl Stadium in The University of Texas at El Paso, Chancellor Francisco Gonzalez Cigarroa, announced last week that he will allow the event to take place as previously scheduled. Chávez Jr., who will be making the third defense of the title he won last year, will be battling #2-world-rated contender Andy Lee, marking the first world championship fight to be held in the 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. The Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world championship rumble will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Presented by the University of Texas at El Paso and promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, DiBella Entertainment, The City of El Paso, AT&T and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. vs. Lee world title tilt go on sale tomorrow (Saturday) 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. (more…)

Undefeated world middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr. will return to the boxing metropolis …


Scale Watch

Full Weights from Chester, PA

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175
(PA State Light Heavyweight Title)
Victor Vasquez 135.5 vs. Paul Fernandez 135
Taneal Goyco 182.5 vs. Brian Donahue 177
John Mercurio 237 vs. William Miranda 238
Alex Barbosa 124 vs. Jonathan Ocassio 128
Tyrone Crawley Jr. 141 vs. Luis Antonio Lopez 140
Venue: Harrahs Chester
Promoters: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
1st Bell: 7:30 pm
Confirmed for attendance: Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe & Dustin “Screech” Diamond (From Saved by the Bell)

Tony Ferrante 176 vs. Dhafir Smith 175 (PA State Light Heavyweight Title) Victor Vasquez 135.5 vs. Paul Fernandez 135 Taneal …










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