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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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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing Result

Atiyo stays unbeaten

In an entertaining 12 round light heavyweight main event, unbeaten Hany Atiyo (10-0, 7KOs) of Egypt won the vacant Egyptian title unanimously decisioning Mahmoud Suleiman. Only two judges were used for the bout with each favoring Atiyo 117-113 and 117-114. There were no knockdowns. The bout took place today at the Basaten Youth Center Maadi, in Cairo, Egypt with Richard Nwoba (Louaa Boxing Promotion) promoting.



August 24th, 2011



Boxing News

Froch-Ward Oakland presser

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

World Boxing Association (WBA) Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward and World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch concluded their three-city international press tour on Wednesday formally announcing The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic LIVE on SHOWTIME®, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. After stops in London on Monday and New York on Tuesday, the Super Six World Boxing Classic International Press Tour finale took place at Oakland City Hall Plaza and attended by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. For more details and photos click here…



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Why Atlas changed his mind

ESPN2 Boxing commentator Teddy Atlas had announced on national TV that he wouldn’t be training heavyweight Alexander Povetkin because Povetkin would not train in the USA. However, Atlas suddenly changed his mind and missed several “Friday Night Fights” assignments to train Povetkin in Russia for Saturday’s showdown with Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA “regular” heavyweight title.

Teddy explains why he relented. “What happened was it got to be about three weeks before the fight and the fighter himself [Povetkin] and the people asked me to come over and I found out that they had made no other arrangements and the fighter was waiting for me and I had a decision to make, more from a personal standpoint, I guess a moral standpoint where I didn’t – you know, do I stay away from it? Because we didn’t have the situation that was agreed to,. my brain told me that a little bit, but my heart told me, do I want to be thinking about the fighter being left alone? And I didn’t want to be thinking about that.” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

UFC

Open workouts in Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!


Photo: Anderson Silva (R) works out for the fans and media at the UFC 134 open workouts at Copacabana Beach on August 24, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
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August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Chagaev-Povetkin Presser

Photos: Karina Hessland

Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) is ready for the biggest fight of his career. The 2004 Olympic gold medal winner takes on Ruslan Chagaev (27-1-1, 17 KOs) for the vacant WBA Heavyweight Title in Erfurt, Germany on Saturday night. In the co-featured main event, WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion Robert Helenius (15-0, 10 KOs) will be out to complete his KO hat-trick of former heavyweight champions. After stopping Lamon Brewster and Samuel Peter, the Nordic Nightmare comes face-to-face with Siarhei Liakhovich (25-3, 16 KOs). “This is going to be an unforgettable night of heavyweight boxing,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at today´s press conference. “We have four potential heavyweight champions in the two main events. That´s about as good as it gets. Alexander Povetkin can finally crown his impressive career with a victory over Chagaev, who is an experienced and accomplished former champion. But Povetkin is younger, faster and stronger. I expect him to win, just as I expect our Scandinavian heavyweight sensation Robert Helenius to knock out the third ex-heavyweight champion in a row to continue his march to the top.” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia-EL Harak Sept 23rd

Roberto Garcia (30-3, 21 KOs) of Texas will meet Said El Harrak (10-1, 5 KOs) of Nevada September 23rd. The main event bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and the vacant NABA US middleweight title. The site will be the Commerce Casino in Commerce, California. The shows’ promoter Ed Holmes All Star Promotions encourages all of those looking to attend to call in for their tickets sooner rather than later. “We’ve got a limited amount of tickets remaining for the show so I recommend calling immediately in order to secure yourself of a seat. This a solid main event with two fighters looking to take their careers to the next level and we have an evenly matched all action undercard as well,” said Holmes. Tickets can be purchased by calling 323-816-6200.



August 24th, 2011

UFC

Eduardo: Brazil’s latest star

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!

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August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fallon, NV

The “Rural Rumble 2011” fight card is shaping up to be one of the best yet. This will be the fourth installment of the annual series presented by the City of Fallon and Let’s Get It On Promotions. “Rural Rumble” 2011 is this Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds in Fallon, NV. The card will be anchored by the highly anticipated return of Northern Nevada favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) as he does battle with tough veteran Anthony Bartinelli (20-14, 13 KOs) in a six round middleweight bout.

Also, fast rising super-featherweight “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (14-2-2, 10 KOs) will be returning to Fallon. Smith will be fighting the talented Arron “The Energizer” Robinson (6-2-2, 4 KOs). (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Klitschko predicts KO

Vitali: Even a baseball bat will not help Adamek

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Michal Koper/ringpolska.pl

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO) was in a patriotic mood during today’s press conference in Going, Austria. Wearing a t-shirt celebrating the independence of his native Ukraine, the champ didn’t forget to send some of verbal jabs in direction of his September 10 challenger Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO).

When one of the reporters asked him about how Adamek can defeat him in the ring, Klitschko manager Bernd Boente jumped in and responded: “He will need a gun.”

Vitali added, “I don’t think police will let him bring the gun. Maybe a baseball bat? No, not even this can help him!” (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia ready for spotlight

By Francisco Salazar

Although Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KO’s) is winless in his last three bouts dating back over three years, he is still optimistic about his career and the amount of training he has received at the Summit Gym in Big Bear, CA. He will take on Hector Serrano (13-2, 5 KO’s) in a crossroads bout Thursday night at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. “I’ve seen his record and a few videos of him. He’s a good fighter. I don’t care what he does. If I’m not ready for this fight, I’m not prepared to be a fighter.” Asked about his recent streak of losses, Garcia replied, “I was 21 and not mature. I didn’t take care of my weight, but now I’ve learned to control that and thoroughly prepare for a fight. I feel a lot stronger now than in my previous losses.” Fight fans could attend today’s (Wednesday) weigh-in for free at the Metro PCS store in East L.A. at 5060 Whittier Boulevard at 3PM local time.



August 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Generation NeXt

Jessie Vargas ready to make some noise


Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

A great fighter once told unbeaten Jessie Vargas, “This sport is about making the most money, and coming out clean and pretty.”

With just 16 fights, two of ‘em Telefutura headliners, the money may not yet factor into the equation, but the unbeaten Las Vegas boxer has managed to emerge unscathed and is now ready to make more noise in the headlines than his promoter does after a night at the Vegas clubs . . . Click here for full story



August 24th, 2011

UFC

UFC Fan Expo set for Houston

For its return to Houston for the first time since 2007, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is bringing some of the sport’s most recognizable names to Texas this October. UFC® officials announced today over two dozen athletes scheduled to participate in the UFC® Fan Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, Oct. 7 and Saturday, Oct. 8. (more…)



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Cole vs Williams Sept 3

By Lou McLaughlin

Former IBF Cruiserweight champion Al “Ice” Cole faces former Tyson conqueror Danny Williams September 3 in Karlstad, Sweden. Cole, the IBF cruiserweight champion from 1992 to 1997, has been in comeback mode for number of months. For this bout he is being trained by Bashir Ali, chief assistant to the legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward. Cole feels that his experience coupled with his height and reach will be his course to victory. Over the past weeks his training has included rigorous sparring in which he has shown his timing and rhythm coming back and hopes to continue his career.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Bogere-Contreras on Oct 14?

Unbeaten lightweights could collide

By Francisco Salazar

There is a verbal agreement that unbeaten lightweights Sharif Bogere and Francisco Contreras will face off on October 14th, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com on Tuesday afternoon. “We have a verbal agreement and we sent the paperwork over to them,” said Gomez, who is also the promotional company’s Vice President. Contrera is managed by Cameron Dunkin and does not have a promoter after TKO Promotions collapsed. In his last fight in May, Bogere (20-0, 12 KO’s) won a close and debatable 10 round unanimous decision over Raymundo Beltran. Contreras (16-0, 13 KO’s) was victorious in his last bout in March, a six round unanimous decision over Adolfo Landeros. Although a venue or city have not been announced, Gomez is holding out hope that the card will land somewhere in Southern California as the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson fight will take place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles the following night. If the Bogere-Contreras fight gets finalized, it will more than likely be televised on a ShoBox: the New Generation card.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Nieves-Vargas rematch Friday

Everything is set for the return of the successful series “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” to the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL this Friday, August 26.

The main event will feature a rematch between WBO Latino jr. featherweight champion Jose “Miau” Nieves (18-2-3, 8 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico will defend his title against former WBC Continental Americas titleholder Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-5-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico City, Mexico in a rematch bout. In their first encounter last April 29 at the Kissimmee Civic Center Nieves won a controversial split decision in an action packed fight. (more…)



August 24th, 2011

StrikeForce

Strikeforce partners with HDNet

STRIKEFORCE® announced today that HDNet will broadcast live preliminary bouts and official weigh-ins for the WORLD GRAND PRIX SEMI-FINALS on Sept. 10 in Cincinnati, as well as for the WORLD GRAND PRIX FINALS scheduled to take place in the coming months. (more…)



August 24th, 2011

UFC

Who will take Rio?

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!

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August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Ward-Froch press tour ends today

The Finalists of the Showtime Super Six World Boxing Classic Tournament, Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) and Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) will be sharing the final swing of their international press tour with the world via internet stream, live today from Oakland City Hall Plaza beginning at 11:30AM PT. The Oakland press conference will stream live online at http://sports.sho.com.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko Sparring

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko spars with Fres Oquendo.



August 24th, 2011

Scale Watch

Oscar Ibarra Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Super flyweight contender Oscar Ibarra (27-4, 18 KOs) met the WBC’s 30-day pre weigh-in regulations of the WBC in advance of his September 24 fight against Filipino Sylvester Lopez (16-3, 12 KOs) in the Plaza de Toros de Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico. The bout will be a final eliminator to challenge for the crown of newly crowned WBC champion Sor Suriyan Rungvisai on an event organized by the company Promociones del Pueblo. On Tuesday at WBC Headquarters and in the presence of WBC President Jose Sulaiman, Ibarra weighed 125.40.



August 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Zeferino launches El Paso series

Zeferino Entertainment has launched a five-card boxing series at Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. The first of the “Battle at the Ballpark” series, presented by Zeferino and Speaking Rock Casino, is set for Oct. 15. The main event of the first card headlines unbeaten heavyweight David “El Nino” Rodriguez, who is coming off a KO win over former contender Owen Beck. El Paso’s Jennifer Han will fight the co-main and locals Oscar Valenzuela, Cesar Valenzuela, Joel Garcia, Eric Reza and Jojo Galarza will fight on the undercard. Tickets will start at $5. Stay tuned as the card develops.



August 23rd, 2011

Feature Story

Saul Alvarez Media Day

By Francisco Salazar

Junior middleweight world title holder Saul Alvarez (37-0-1, 27 KO’s) worked out for the media on Tuesday afternoon at the Summit Gym in Big Bear, CA. Also on hand was Oscar De La Hoya, who gave Alvarez high praise after the intense workout. Alvarez will defend his world title belt on September 17th against contender Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KO’s) at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA as part of the “Star Power” card. Headlining the split-site pay per view card will be unbeaten Floyd Mayweather challenging Victor Ortiz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV for Ortiz’s welterweight world title belt.

Saul Alvarez: “I feel great for this upcoming fight. I know there is a lot of speculation on who people want me ton fight, but my focus is on Alfonso Gomez. We have looked at four-five videos of his recent fights. He has heart, throws solid combinations, and has experience. His talk outside the ring has not affected me. Instead, it has motivated me a great deal.”

Oscar de la Hoya: “I never thought that this kid would improve this fast. He is moving in the right direction. He has surpassed me when I was his age. He has a great deal of poise and technique. In his last fight (in June) he made (Ryan) Rhodes look like an amateur. He wants to fight the big names in the division now, but I tell him that his time will come. We want to make him a global superstar.” more photos



August 23rd, 2011

Feature Story

Super Six Tour hits NYC

Int'l Press Tour Concludes Wed in Oakland

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch continued the three-city international press tour on Tuesday in New York City to formally announce The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic LIVE on SHOWTIME®, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. (more…)



August 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko Media Day

Vitali: Adamek is like a second brother

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Michal Koper/Ringpolska

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) was all smiles during the first day of open media training. “Adamek is like my second brother now. I’m watching his fights everyday,” said “Dr Ironfist” during the media day in Austrian resort Going.

With Adamek-Grant fight playing in the background, the 40-year-old Vitali looked rested and happy, being more like master of ceremony than the heavyweight champion. “I have all the trainers in the world helping me to beat Adamek. One for the warm up, one who is working pads with me, another to watch me hit the bag, another for tennis. All of them have one name, Fritz Sdunek,” laughed Klitschko who on September 10 in Wroclaw, Poland will defend his title against former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs). (more…)



August 23rd, 2011

UFC

A new day for David Mitchell

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV August 27!

In assessing his first UFC bout last September, welterweight David Mitchell doesn’t beat around the bush. “The UFC jitters are real,” he said. “And hopefully they’re gone.” . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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August 23rd, 2011




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