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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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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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UFC

UFC Rio at the scales

At the scales from HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for UFC RIO, which airs live on Pay-Per-View  at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 134 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MAIN EVENT – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Yushin Okami (183)

PPV
Forrest Griffin (205) VS Mauricio Rua (205)
Brendan Schaub (247) VS Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (243)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Ross Pearson (155)
Stanislav Nedkov (203) VS Luiz Cane (204)

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Spencer Fisher (156) VS Thiago Tavares (156)
Dan Miller (184) VS Rousimar Palhares (185)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Paulo Thiago (169) VS David Mitchell (171)
Raphael Assuncao (134) VS Johnny Eduardo (135)
Erick Silva (169) VS Luis Ramos (171)
Yuri Alcantara (144) vs. Felipe Arantes (145)
Yves Jabouin (135) vs. Ian Loveland (135)

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



August 26th, 2011



Boxing News

Senchenko retains WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko won by sixth round TKO over Venezuelan challenger Marco Avendaño to retain his WBA welterweight world championship on Friday at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko successfully defended his title for the third time.

Meanwhile Venezuela continues in search of a reigning world champion. The next opportunity is on October 15 when the former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares seeks the vacant WBC lightweight world title against Mexican Antonio DeMarco, in Los Angeles.



August 26th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV Aug 27!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

This Saturday, the UFC returns to Brazil with one of the country’s favorite sons headlining the affair. Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempts to avenge his last professional loss when he defends his crown against Yushin “Thunder” Okami. Let’s take a look at the fighters. . . Click here for more

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



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Balzsay New WBA Champ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hungarian Karoly Balzsay is the new WBA super middleweight regular world champion, winning a unanimous decision over Ukrainian Stanyslav Kashtanov on Friday at the Donbass Arena in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine in an event hosted by Union Boxing Promotion (Yury Ruban). Scores were Pasquale Procopio 115-113, Stefano Carozza 115-114 Jean-Louis Legland 116-111. The 168-pound regular crown was vacant, American Andre Ward is the current “super” WBA world champion, while the Irishman Brian Magee is the interim champion of the organization after his victory in the XXIII KO Drugs Festival in Costa Rica

In other results:

Undefeated titleholder Lago Kiladze retained his WBA intercontinental cruiserweight belt by unanimous decision over Argentinian Daniel Sanabria.

Ignacio Mendoza won by knockout in the first round against Volodymyr Kravets to claim the vacanct WBA international welterweight title.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Smith gets tech nod

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Werner Kalin

Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith (11-1-1, 5 KOs) was awarded a six round technical decision over Robert Whaley (6-3-2, 3 KOs) in a nationally televised promotion at the Cronulla Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday to capture the PABA 140 pound title. Smith suffered a cut over right eye in round one caused by accidental head clash and in round six the ringside doctor ruled the cut too severe to continue and it went to the scorecards and Smith was ahead on all the cards by 49-46, 49-46, 49-46. (Supervisor Brad Vocale). (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs Atlantic City card

Saturday’s Star Boxing event at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ featuring former heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone against journeyman Mike Sheppard has been rescheduled to October 22nd due to the incoming landfall of hurricane Irene.



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Germany

Photos: Photo Wende

Alexander Povetkin 232.5 vs. Ruslan Chagaev 232.5
(Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title)
Robert Helenius 243.75 vs Siarhei Liakhovich 232
(WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title)

Venue: Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: EPIX



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Adrian Granados 136 vs. Frankie Gomez 136
Omar Figueroa 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 135
Luis Santiago 148 vs. Clifford McPherson 147
Juan Bustamante 130 vs. Andrew Kato 134
Daniel Sotelo 143 vs. Ronnie Fuentez 144
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinios
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Chagaev-Povetkin WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Canadian referee Hubert Earlle will be the third man in the ring when Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan (27-1-1, 17 KOs) and Russian Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) meet at Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany on Saturday for the vacant WBA world heavyweight title. The three judges are Jean Toupin (France), Paul Thomas (UK) and Glenn Feldman(USA). The fight Supervisor is Francisco Hill Piña (Colombia) and Assistant Supervisor is Julio Thyme (Panama).



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez Intl Press Tour

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will embark on a 25,000-mile four-city international media tour, beginning in Manila on September 2 (Saturday, September 3 in Manila), to announce and celebrate Pacquiao-Marquez III — Act Three of their exciting world championship trilogy. Pacquiao and Marquez, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Joining Pacquiao and Marquez on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Garcia-Serrano: Full Report

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In an all-out brawl, Juan Garcia won a hard-fought six round majority decision victory over Hector Serrano at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Garcia (15-3, 5 KO’s) started well in the opening rounds, even stunning Serrano in the second round. Serrano (13-3, 5 KO’s) came back in the middle rounds, doing good work to the body with both hands. However, Garcia finished strong, hurting Serrano with a vicious left hook to the body in the sixth round, following up with punches to the head and body. Although Garcia had Serrano hurt, he was not able to finish him off. One judge scored the bout 57-57, while the other two judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 58-56. more + photos



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Gomez ready for Granados

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Frankie Gomez (10-0, 8 KO’s) has been used to fighting near his hometown of East Los Angeles, where he has heard cheers or words of encouragement from the crowd. Tonight, the 19 year old will find out what it will be like to fight in someone’s hometown as he takes on local fighter Adrian Granados (8-1-1, 5 KO’s) in the eight round main event bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. The bout will headline a Solo Boxeo Tecate card. Gomez has been training in Big Bear, CA under Abel Sanchez for his last few fights and values the training and sparring he has received at the Summit Gym. “I don’t really like the mountains, but for boxing, it’s good to train up here. I’ve been sparring eight to 10 rounds a day and I’ve been working really hard.” Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions since his professional debut, the soft-spoken Gomez is not overlooking Granados for this fight. “There’s no real videos on him. I’m just going to go in there and do what I do best and take it to him. I’m focused on him 100%.”



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There are unofficial reports that WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s September 17 defense against Ronald Hearns could be postponed. Reliable sources inform us that there is a lesion on the right hand of Chavez Jr. and he will be visiting a doctor to seek a final diagnosis. It was also reported that Chavez Jr. is now about 168 pounds. The same source indicates that it appears that the fight will be suspended until a possible date of November 19. Chavez Jr, posted a photo of the injury in his right hand on his twitter account and hopes to be fighting on September 17.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia update

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia will fight on October 22nd underneath a fight card headlined by bantamweight world title holder Nonito Donaire, manager Cameron Dunkin told Fightnews.com on Thursday afternoon. Garcia (26-0, 22 KO’s) will fight in a non-televised bout against an opponent to be determined, although Dunkin is holding out hope that HBO would show clips of the fight, as the premium channel is schedules to only air the Donaire fight. Garcia, who is co-trained by his older brother Robert and father Eduardo, is coming off a fourth round knockout victory over late replacement Rafael Guzman at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on June 4th. Although Carson, CA has been rumored as the place where Donaire will headline the October 22nd card, Dunkin claims that Top Rank is now looking at San Jose, CA or Las Vegas. Top Rank promotes both Donaire and Garcia.



August 26th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC Rio weigh-in today!

Fighters hit the scales at approximately 3pm ET / Noon PT

Silva vs Okami Headlines UFC RIO LIVE Tomorrow Night: Anderson Silva defends the middleweight title against the last man to defeat him, Yushin Okami – plus former 205-lb. champ Shogun Rua looks to avenge his 2007 loss against Forrest Griffin, and Minotauro Nogueira battles in Brazil for the first time against Brendan Schaub – UFC RIO live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on Pay-Per-View & UFC.TV

Tavares vs Fisher, Palhares vs Miller Live Tomorrow Night: 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 tomorrow night!

Watch The Live UFC RIO Weigh-In Today On UFC.com: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 3pm ET / Noon PT

Get The New UFC.TV App Free In The Android Market: Watch live events, get access to the fight library, read news and more!

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



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Aydin-Dan purse bid split

By Boxing Bob Newman

Fightnews has received a copy of the letter from WBC president Jose Sulaiman to promoters Ahmet Öner (Arena Box) and Chris Ganescu (Gankor Promotions) regarding the purse bids for the rematch between their respective charges Selcuk Aydin and Ionut “Jo Jo Dan” Ion. The WBC board of directors voted for a 65%-35% split in favor of WBC Silver champion Aydin, the winner of a controversial split decision in the pair’s first fight on June 5, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. A purse bid is scheduled for September 2nd at the WBC offices in Mexico City.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

WBA makes donation in Costa Rica

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza delivered $15,000 collected from the XXIII KO Drugs Festival to officials in Costa Rica. Attending the ceremony were the Acting Mayor of San Jose Sandra García Pérez, other officials of the municipality, Costa Rican WBA #3 super featherweight Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez, his trainer and his representative Ezequiel Obando. The money will be a charitable donation to the “Casa Hogar” in San José, which works with people with addictions and homeless. According to Mendoza, cards like this help spread boxing and are able to assist those most in need and help deal with knockout scourges like drugs and poverty.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia defends against Fuentes

Happy birthday to former IBF jr middleweight world champion Raul Marquez (41-4-1, 29 KOs). “El Diamante” will spend his 40th birthday in Guadalajara, Mexico, doing the color commentary alongside Alejandro Luna on FOX Deportes’ “Top Rank Live” telecast featuring WBO miniumunweight champion Raul ‘Rayito’ Garcia defending against Moises Fuentes. Garcia comes in with a record of 30-1-1, 18 KOs, while Fuentes is 13-1, 6 KOs.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Tough talk in Huamantla

By Pepe Rodriguez
Photo by Alma Montiel

WBC female flyweight champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez is ready to make the second defense of the green and gold belt. “It will be a war, I will knock her out in the eighth round and the belt will stay in Mexico,” said Mariana Thursday at the last press conference in the small but beautiful town of Huamantla, Mexico.

For her part, Asami Shikasho promised to give a great battle and connect the best shots to take the title to Japan. “I thank Mariana for this great opportunity, but in the ring it will be another story. I’ll make a great war and Mariana will be destroyed.”



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Salgado returns Sept 24

Hard puncher José “Sugar” Salgado (26-1, 23 KOs) will fight in front of his public again after one year of absence in an international boxing event, full of world class fighters. This event is presented by Canelo Promotions and Cancun Boxing on September 24 in Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Salgado is the current WBC and WBA North American champion in the super flyweight division, and is working very hard to step into the ring against Isaac “Pretty Boy” Quaye (16-4-1, 9 KOs), who hails from Accra, Ghana. Also on the card are Jesús “Destroyer” Jiménez who is facing Carlos Tamara and Tomoki Kameda will trade punches versus Eduardo García.



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Kissimmee, FL

Jose “Miau” Nieves 122 vs. Cuauhtemoc Vargas 121
(WBO Latino jr featherweight title)
Hairon “El Maja” Socarras 123 vs. Eduardo Melendez 122
Philip Penson 162 vs. Angel Martinez 162
Alan Sanchez 154 vs. Frank Gedeon 152
Luis Torres 150 vs. Jordan Wisenfeld 146
Michael Mendez 151 vs. Ashanti Hendrickson 148
Danny Pastrana 156 vs. Luis Cruz 157
Amos “2 smooth” Cowart 137 vs. William Rodriquez 136
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Tickets now on sale: (407) 935-1412
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During the telecast, the City of Kissimmee will honor Telemundo Network Exec Jorge Hidalgo. As Telemundo’s senior executive vice president of Network Sports, Hidalgo oversees the network sports department, all network sports programming, acquisitions and events. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scale

Greg Barckhoff’s Sport Fan Properties along with Shea Bailey Promotions is all set to present the fourth installment of the Georgia Boxing Championship. The fights will be held on Friday night at the Buckhead theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Darnell Boone 168 vs. Marcus Don Hall 175
John Trigg 138 vs. Rohan Wilson 137
Jackie Breitenstein vs. Brenda Rodriquez 131
Justin Ledet 231 vs. Tobias Rice 213
Joshua Fountain 178 vs. Joseph Benjamin 172
Jesus Tavera 150 vs. Darrell Jones TBD
George Hayes 135 vs. Cesar Basurto 138
Tracy Johnson 191 vs. Terry Carter 189



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Garcia defeats Serrano

By Francisco Salazar

In an all-out brawl, Juan Garcia won a hard-fought six round majority decision victory over Hector Serrano at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Garcia (15-3, 5 KO’s) started well in the opening rounds, even stunning Serrano in the second round. Serrano (13-3, 5 KO’s) came back in the middle rounds, doing good work to the body with both hands. However, Garcia finished strong, hurting Serrano with a vicious left hook to the body in the sixth round, following up with punches to the head and body. Although Garcia had Serrano hurt, he was not able to finish him off. One judge scored the bout 57-57, while the other two judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 58-56. (more…)



August 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Escobedo-Juarez meet Sept 23

By Francisco Salazar

Former world title challengers Rocky Juarez and Vicente Escobedo will face off in a 10 round junior lightweight bout on September 23rd, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told Fightnews.com on Thursday evening. The bout will headline a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card at the Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in Indio, CA. Escobedo (23-3, 14 KO’s) recently fought there in March, winning a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Walter Estrada. Although Juarez (28-8-1, 20 KO’s) is winless in his last five bouts, he has lost numerous bouts to world title holders or by very close decisions. In his last bout in February, Juarez lost a 12 round unanimous decision to Alejandro Sanabria in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico.



August 25th, 2011

UFC

Zuffa inks deal with Ubisoft

Zuffa and Ubisoft jointly announce the resolution of an ongoing disagreement between the companies. Ubisoft released for sale to the public a mixed martial arts video game involving street fighting entitled “Fighters Uncaged.” (more…)



August 25th, 2011




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