Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

Canelo dominates Chavez, will face GGG in September

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In a high-profile all-Mexican super middleweight grudge match, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 ...

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Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

Lemieux, Matthysse, Diaz victorious

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Former middleweight champion David Lemieux (38-3, 33 KOs) of Montreal, Canada won ...

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Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

Parker decisions Conjanu to retain WBO belt

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (23-0, 18 KOs) successfully made the first defense of ...

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Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Ramirez halts Giurieceo in two

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #5 ranked super lightweight and 2012 USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (20-0, 15 KOs) scored a second round ...

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Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

Shocker! Gamboa quits in corner, Castellanos victorious

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions In an upset, tough but unheralded Robinson Castellanos (22-11, ...

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Boxing Back In Holland, MI

Photo: Bob Ryder

By Bob Ryder

Johnny Garcia, fresh off his big upset win over Yordenis Ugas on national TV, looks to keep his unbeaten record intact in front of his hometown fans as he fights in the main event on promoter’s Tony Arsulowicz’ “Quake At The Lake” card at the Holland Civic Center, Holland, MI on Saturday, May 19. Arsulowicz most familiar to Michigan boxing fans for his in ring announcer duties, puts on the promoter hat for this one and has a planned 8 bout card on tap. Tentatively scheduled to face Garcia in the 8 round main event is James Ventry from Niagara Falls. Should Ventry not be able to make this date (much will depend on the outcome of his fight in New England on May 9), other possible foes for Garcia have been lined up. (more…)

By Bob Ryder Johnny Garcia, fresh off his big upset win over Yordenis Ugas on national TV, looks to keep …


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Duenas headlines in Pomona

By Francisco Salazar

Professional boxing returns to the Inland Empire as Showdown Promotions presents a scheduled six-bout card at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA on Saturday night. In the main event of the “Champions of the Tomorrow” card, welterweight Ricky Duenas will take on Lawrence Hughes in a six round welterweight bout.

In his last bout on March 31st, Duenas (10-1, 4 KOs) knocked out Rufino Torres in the second round of a scheduled six round bout. He has won his last 10 bouts in a row since losing his professional debut to Isauro Tapia in September of 2008. Duenas resides in El Monte, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Professional boxing returns to the Inland Empire as Showdown Promotions presents a scheduled six-bout card at the …



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Quick punches with Tomasz Adamek

Interview & photo by Przemek Garczarczyk

The idea was a simple one. Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and current heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (45-2, 28 KOs) will be asked a question and must answer in his typical ring manner – quick. We started with some thoughts about his next foe on June 16 in Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center, “Fast” Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs)…

Eddie is convinced that he has quicker hands than you…

It’s about PRECISION and speed. Not just speed. (more…)

Interview & photo by Przemek Garczarczyk The idea was a simple one. Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and …


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Doctor OKs Bute to resume training

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute received the green light to resume his training from the foot specialist in Florida. So Lucian will continue his preparation for the 10 th defense of his IBF title in Nottingham on May 26 th vs. Hometown hero Carl Froch. Bute, trainer Stephan Larouche and promoter Jean Bedard will meet with the media on Friday in Montreal, then Lucian and his Team will fly to England this weekend.

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute received the green light to resume his training from the foot specialist in Florida. …




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David Price Update

Unbeaten 6’8 British heavyweight hope David Price (12-0, 10 KOs) believes a hideaway camp in Germany will lead him to two title belts next weekend. The Olympic bronze medallist is now winding down preparations ahead of his vacant British and Commonwealth title clash against Sam Sexton (15-2, 6 KOs) at Aintree Racecourse on May 19. Price, 28, recently returned from two weeks in Berlin where he sparred with Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev who lifted the European crown last weekend. And Price claims it would be a close run thing between him and Pulev who beat Alexander Dimitrenko to win the vacant title. (more…)

Unbeaten 6’8 British heavyweight hope David Price (12-0, 10 KOs) believes a hideaway camp in Germany will lead him to …


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Broadway Boxing returns June 14

On June 14, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns to New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom for its third installment of 2012. Headlining the card will be world-rated welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (14-0, 11 KO’s), as well as Long Island’s fan-favorite undefeated light heavyweight prospect, “Irish” Seanie Monaghan (13-0, 8 KOs) in separate bouts. Both will fight opponents to be named.

On June 14, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns to New York City’s famed Roseland Ballroom for its third installment …


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Kizer: No plans to license Peterson

“At this point, Peterson is not licensed to fight in Nevada,” Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer told the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We have not received his medicals or paperwork, which is not that unusual as a lot of fighters wait until the week of the fight. But given the circumstances, I have no plans to license him at this time.” According to various sources, Peterson has admittedly taken “testosterone pellets” last year. The Peterson camp has submitted an explanation to the NSAC, who will make a decision on the status of the fight. If Peterson is scratched, it’s unclear whether Golden Boy will be able to find a suitable replacement opponent for Khan acceptable to HBO in less than two weeks or if the entire event will be scrapped. Peterson’s WBA and IBF world titles would likely become vacant.

“At this point, Peterson is not licensed to fight in Nevada,” Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer told …


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“Fantasma” Gonzalez ready for “Ruso” Caro

Motivated and ready to return home to Tepic, Mexico, on Saturday, May 19th, super bantamweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (27-1, 24 KOs) is in Tijuana, Mexico, preparing with his trainer Fernando Fernandez for his next challenge in the form of the experienced Giovanni “Ruso” Caro (23-10-4, 18 KOs). The twelve round bout will be for Gonzalez’s WBC USNBC 122lbs. title and will be broadcast live in Mexico by Televisa’s “Sabados de Corona” boxing series. The fight card will be held at Tepic’s Monumental bull ring and presented by Erik Morales’ Box Latino along with Corona. (more…)

Motivated and ready to return home to Tepic, Mexico, on Saturday, May 19th, super bantamweight Oscar “Fantasma” Gonzalez (27-1, 24 …



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Johnson to face Fonfara July 13

Former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) faces WBA #9 ranked light heavyweight contender Andrzej “The Polish Prince”Fonfara (21-2, 12 KOs) in a ten-rounder on July 13 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. The co-main event will feature a ten round welterweight battle between legendary two-time former world champion Jose Luis “El Terrible” Castillo (63-11-1, 54 KOs) and longtime Chicago fan favorite Ivan “El Marro” Popoca (15-1-1, 10 KOs). Thecard will be televised on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Former world champion Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KOs) faces WBA #9 ranked light heavyweight contender Andrzej “The …


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Hatton responds to accusations

Ricky Hatton has fired back at Dave Coldwell, trainer of Hatton Promotions light-middleweight star Ryan Rhodes. Coldwell claims that Hatton Promotions are not acting in the boxer’s best interests after ‘The Hitman’ started training his big fight rival Sergey Rabchenko. Sheffield’s Rhodes attempts to regain the European crown when he meets Hatton Promotions stable mate Rabchenko for the vacant title on the ‘Road To Glory’ bill at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday 16th June.

Ricky finds himself in the position where two of his world class fighters being matched by the European Boxing Union, and Coldwell is upset that the former two-weight world champion is training the Belarussian puncher. (more…)

Ricky Hatton has fired back at Dave Coldwell, trainer of Hatton Promotions light-middleweight star Ryan Rhodes. Coldwell claims that Hatton …


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Boxing Buzz

Lightweights Gavin Rees (36-1-1, 17 KOs) and Derry Mathews (30-6-1, 16 KOs) meet again for the European lightweight belt on the undercard of Kell Brook’s July 7 show in Motorpoint Arena Sheffield. The card also features another European title rematch when Kerry Hope (17-3, 1 KO) faces Greg Proksa (26-1, 19 KOs) in a middleweight clash. Brook will officially announce his opponent on Sky Sports on Thursday but word is it’s Carson Jones.

Undefeated Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy (15-0, 11 KOs) will now face Robert “Super” Osiobe (11-4, 6 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight battle in an off-TV bout on Friday at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Barthelemy had originally been scheduled to face Aalan Martinez, but an injury forced his withdrawal and the removal of the fight from the televised portion of the show.

Unbeaten welterweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (14-0, 10 KOs) will make his return on the undercard of Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto on June 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Lightweights Gavin Rees (36-1-1, 17 KOs) and Derry Mathews (30-6-1, 16 KOs) meet again for the European lightweight belt on …


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Austin Trout Update

WBA junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0, 14 KOs) is in heavy training for his third title defense, against Delvin “EL Peligro” Rodriguez (26-5-3, 14 KOs) on June 2, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. “Training is going good. I’m tired, so it’s doing its job,” said Trout. “I’m excited. I can’t wait for June 2 to come. I’m working so hard right now and it’s all going good. I’m more excited now than I’ve ever been. In fact, I’m trying to curb it back because it’s making my days go real slow.” (more…)

WBA junior middleweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (24-0, 14 KOs) is in heavy training for his third title defense, …



Scale Watch

Weights from Lowell, Mass.

All of the participants for tomorrow night’s “Homecoming” professional boxing card, at Lowell Memorial Hall, weighed-in tonight at the nearby Hookslide Kelley’s Sports Bar & Grill.
 
Joey McCreedy 166 vs. Shujaa El-Amin 168
Sean Eklund 142.5 vs. James Ventry 139.5
Antonio Canas 141.5 vs. Tyrone Chatman 143
Rafael Jusino 144 vs. Jimmy Smith 146.5
Bernie Ongewe 158.5 vs. Anthony Jones 160
 
Venue: Lowell Memorial Auditorium, Lowell, MA
Promoter: Chicago Fight Clubs Promotions
Tickets: $25, $40 and $75.00

All of the participants for tomorrow night’s “Homecoming” professional boxing card, at Lowell Memorial Hall, weighed-in tonight at the nearby …


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WBC “World Cup” meeting planned

The WBC Board of Governors will meet on May 28-29 in Mexico City, to review the organization of the first Professional Boxing World Cup. The 165 affiliated countries in the World Boxing Council will be represented during the World Cup by champions of each federation inside eight different weight divisions. According to the WBC, World Cup will be broadcast to the whole world and it will be promoted by the same professional promoters currently working with the WBC.

The WBC Board of Governors will meet on May 28-29 in Mexico City, to review the organization of the first …


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Ticket alert: Aldo vs. Koch

UFC Returns To Canada With A Loaded Lineup Headlined By A 145-pound Title Showdown: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo returns to the Octagon to defend the title against Erik Koch! Plus, former 205-pound champion Shogun Rua looks to return to his winning ways when he faces Thiago Silva, Michael Bisping battles Tim Boetsch, and Minotauro Nogueira and Cheick Kongo collide! UFC 149 – Saturday, July 21 live at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, May 9 at 10am MT, join today for first access to tickets

Subscribe to UFC Magazine Today: Look for the new issue on newsstands, featuring covers with Jon Jones and Jim Miller

Tickets On Sale Now For UFC Fan Expo This July In Las Vegas: UFC Fan Expo returns to Las Vegas July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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UFC Returns To Canada With A Loaded Lineup Headlined By A 145-pound Title Showdown: UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo returns to …


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Luxembourg will sanction Haye-Chisora

With Dereck Chisora currently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control and David Haye’s BBBC boxing license expired with renewal in question, organizers have bypassed the BBBC and instead gotten the fight sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. As a result, even though the July 14 Haye-Chisora fight will take place in London, in the heart of the BBBC’s jurisdiction, European Union freedom of trade laws permit fight cards to be sanctioned by the commissions of other EU countries.

Haye and Chisora got into hot water with the BBBC after a wild post-fight brawl during the post-fight press conference after Vitali Klitschko’s fight with Chisora in February in Munich, Germany.

With Dereck Chisora currently suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control and David Haye’s BBBC boxing license expired with …



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Matthysse-Soto for WBC interim belt?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to one source, the June 23 fight between multi-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto and Lucas Matthysse will be for the WBC interim super lightweight world title. Champion Danny Garcia, who recently won the WBC belt against Erik Morales, is out with an injury and it’s not yet known when he’ll be ready to return.

However, today WBC President Jose Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that at this moment it’s not easy to make a fight for WBC interim super lightweight world title between Soto and Matthysse because the #1 ranked fighter is Olusegun Ajose and there are many situations to take into consideration for accepting this fight, but so far Olusegun would have the first choice.

By Gabriel F. Cordero According to one source, the June 23 fight between multi-division world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto and …


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Klitschko-Thompson presser

Photos: Klitschko Management Group

WBA/IBF/IBO/WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson held a media conference in Bern, Switzerland, today. The two will face off at Stade de Suisse on July 7.

Wladimir Klitschko: “So far I’ve been better in every rematch than I was in the first fight. Still I can’t become careless because through many rounds of sparring, Thompson knows me better than every other opponent.”

Tony Thompson: [The first defeat] was a valuable lesson for me. This can be a disadvantage for Wladimir. I will be the first heavyweight boxer to become a world champion at over 40 years of age.” More photos…

Photos: Klitschko Management Group WBA/IBF/IBO/WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his IBF mandatory challenger Tony Thompson held a media conference …


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10 Commandments of a Fight Promoter Taught at FPU

Fight Promoter University founder Roy Englebrecht has developed what he feels are the 10 steps to follow to be a fight promoter, or as he states “to be any kind of promoter or entrepreneur, as we all essentially are entrepreneurs.” He will lead a FPU session teaching his 10 Commandments.

Fight Promoter University founder Roy Englebrecht has developed what he feels are the 10 steps to follow to be a …


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Peterson tested positive for steroid

By Karl Freitag

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer today spoke to reporters about the May 19 Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan world title fight:

Schaefer stated that Dr. Margaret Goodman’s VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) informed the Nevada Commission that WBA super lightweight champion Peterson has tested positive for a substance consistent with a steroid. Both A and B samples failed the test.

The Commission will make a ruling on whether the fight is on or off after they hear Team Peterson’s explanation.

Schaefer said Peterson was randomly tested on April 12 and the VADA conducted the A Sample test on April 13. Peterson and the Nevada Commission were informed, however Golden Boy and Team Khan were not. The B Sample wasn’t tested until April 30.

By Karl Freitag Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer today spoke to reporters about the May 19 Lamont Peterson vs. Amir …


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Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is expecting to finalize his next opponent for July 14 at Cowboys Stadium in Texas. Undefeated former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios has been prominently mentioned. Mexican rival Erik “Terrible” Morales is not considered to be an option at this moment.

Other names in the mix are Mercito Gesta, Cesar Cuenca and Zab Judah. They all have something in common in that are southpaws and Marquez wants to face a lefty in preparation for a possible fourth fight with Manny Pacquiao.

Marquez was present last weekend for Mayweather-Cotto in Las Vegas.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican multi-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is expecting to finalize his next opponent for July …


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Haye-Chisora/Povetkin-Rahman twinbill July 14

Upton Park in London is the chosen venue for two important heavyweight encounters on July 14 presented by Frank Warren and Sauerland Event. Former world champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) will face off with fellow Englishman Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs), while current WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (24-0, 16 KOs) will defend his title against mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman (50-7-2, 41 KOs) the very same night. The official announcement of these two fights was made today at the home ground of the English Football Club West Ham United, the very same place where the bouts will actually take place in front of an estimated 40,000 strong crowd. (more…)

Upton Park in London is the chosen venue for two important heavyweight encounters on July 14 presented by Frank Warren …


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Baysangurov-Soro officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work on the world title bout between jr middleweight champion Zauerbek Baysangurov against Michel Soro to be held Saturday at the Ice Palace “Terminal”, Brovari, Ukraine. The referee will be Mickey Vann, from United Kingdom. The judges are Jose Ignacio Martinez, from Spain, Zbigniew Lagosz, from Poland, and Mikael Hook, from Sweden. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Artur Ellensohn, from Germany.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials who will work on the world title bout between jr middleweight …


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Bute-Froch undercard

The undercard has been announced for the world title defense of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute against former champ and Super Six finalist Carl Froch on May 26 at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Chief support comes from Belfast’s unbeaten Commonwealth super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton who faces Raul Hirales for the vacant IBF Inter Continental super bantamweight title. Erick Ochieng defends his English light middleweight title against Nottingham’s AA Lowe, Bute’s fellow Canadian and IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight champion Pier Olivier Cote makes his UK debut and exciting unbeaten stars John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Team GB star Scotty Cardle will also see action.

The undercard has been announced for the world title defense of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute against former champ …


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Peterson-Khan II Possibly Off?

By Gary “Digital” Williams

One British tabloid is reporting that the rematch between IBF/WBA Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and former champion Amir Khan slated for Saturday, May 19 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is “on the brink of being called off.” The Sun newspaper is not giving a reason as to why the bout may be cancelled but quotes a source close to the Khan camp as saying “everything is up in the air and Amir is just hoping it can be resolved as he knew he was going to regain his belts in spectacular fashion.”

There is another report that Peterson may have failed a recent drug test and that may be the reason for the pending cancellation. According to ESPN.com, an attorney for Peterson is saying that he tested positive for a “banned substance.” We will keep you posted as the Peterson team tries to confirm the findings.

The following is a statement from Andre Johnson, a spokesperson for the Peterson camp:

“We have tremendous respect for VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency) and its mission. Lamont, Barry and the entire team emphatically support random drug testing in the most comprehensive manner possible. We are working expeditiously with a team of pathologists and other medical specialists to confirm the origin of the test result and in full compliance with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

“Lamont has never had a positive drug test either before or after this isolated occurrence and we plan to submit the medical findings by close of business Tuesday reflecting the actual facts in support of Lamont’s good faith intentions and the requirements of the commission.”

By Gary “Digital” Williams One British tabloid is reporting that the rematch between IBF/WBA Junior Welterweight champion Lamont Peterson and …


Boxing News

Video: Mendez, Marrero training

By Phil Doherty
Video: Segundo Rivera

Dominican lightweight Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) and undefeated featherweight Claudio “Matrix” Marrero (11-0, 9 KOs) putting in hard work at Herman Caicedo’s gym for their ten-round main and co-main events at The Seminole Hard Rock May 18th. Mendez takes on Mexican Hector Velázquez (51-17-3, 35 KOs) while Marrero will battle Jose Angel “Pepe” Beranza (34-23-2, 26 KOs). Ticket prices are $34, $54, $74 and $104. VIP tables are still available for just $2,500. Broadcast to be streamed online for free at www.proboxeodr.com. Subscribers may access the video feed simply by registering online beginning May 1st. Fox Sports will rebroadcast the event within 1 month. Doors open at 6:30, first fight at 7:00PM.

By Phil Doherty Video: Segundo Rivera Dominican lightweight Argenis Mendez (19-2, 10 KOs) and undefeated featherweight Claudio “Matrix” Marrero (11-0, …


Boxing News

Pacman opens training camp

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao opens his US training camp at the Wildcard Boxing Club Monday in preparation for his upcoming world welterweight title mega-fight against undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao opens his US training camp at the Wildcard Boxing Club Monday in preparation …


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Harris comments on controversial loss

“There’s no doubt about it I was robbed this weekend,” said IBF #13 heavyweight Maurice Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs) after his controversial decision loss to undefeated local favorite and hometown hero Edmund Gerber (20-0, 13 KOs) on Saturday in Erfurt, Germany. The scorecards read 78-74 and 79-73 twice, all in favor of Gerber. “Gerber landed maybe five punches the entire fight,” continued Harris. “I was too slick for him and he couldn’t touch me. I landed more punches and everyone who saw the fight knew I should have won. Like everyone says, if you fight overseas, you better get the knockout, because the judges are going to favor the hometown guy. I would love to fight Gerber here in America, but I don’t think it will happen because he knows deep down inside his mind that he lost to me already. I’ll be back soon.”

Promoter Mario Yagobi, “Edmund Gerber was outclassed this weekend by Harris. There’s no way Gerber should have gotten the decision, as he literally only landed a hand full of punches on Maurice throughout the whole fight. I will be talking to the IBF in regards to Maurice’s ranking.”

“There’s no doubt about it I was robbed this weekend,” said IBF #13 heavyweight Maurice Harris (25-16-2, 11 KOs) after …


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Horseshoe undercard announced

Hitz Boxing’s fight card scheduled for May 25 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, will feature a battle of unbeaten cruiserweights KO artists in the co-featured bout. Terry Martin (5-0, 5 KOs) will face Donta Woods (8-0, 7 KOs) in a six-rounder underneath the 10-round WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship main event between “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) and Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (28-5, 27 KOs).

“Someone’s 0 will go and probably by a knockout in this fight,” said event promoter, Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing. “When power punchers like these two meet up, it’s always a treat for the fans and we’re happy they have both agreed to fight.” (more…)

Hitz Boxing’s fight card scheduled for May 25 at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, will feature a battle of …


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Viloria-Nino III tops this week’s fight action

Following last week’s blockbuster Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto PPV, this weekend’s biggest TV fight card will feature four of the leading flyweight boxers in the world. Saturday’s “Island Assault 4: The Battle” pay-per-view-event is headlined by Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria vs. Omar Nino Romero III, live from Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. In addition to Viloria-Romero III, the co-feature showcases former world champions Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (37-6-1, 29 KOs) and Rodel “Kid Rapido” Mayol (30-5-2, 22 KOs), in a 10-round bout with future world flyweight title fight implications.

“Island Assault 4:The Battle,” presented by Solar Sports, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET – 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95. “Island Assault 4: The Battle” will also be available in Canada to Super Channel subscribers. For on-line PPV viewers go to Ustream.tv at http://www.ustream.tv/integratedsportsppv. (more…)

Following last week’s blockbuster Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto PPV, this weekend’s biggest TV fight card will feature four of …


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Tyson Marquez to defend June 23?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The possibility exists that the WBA flyweight world champion and “2011 WBA Fighter of the Year” Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (33-2-1, 25 KOs) will defend his title against Filipino Ardin Diale (18-6-3, 5 KOs) on June 23 in Hermosillo, Sonora in an event organized by Zanfer Promotions and TV Azteca. Also it’s expected that IBF light flyweight champion Ulises “Archie” Solis will return to defend against an opponent to be named. The same source indicated that Zanfer is looking to put Mexican prospect Felipe Orocuta (23-1, 19 KOs) in against the Venezuelan WBA interim super flyweight beltholder Liborio Solis (14-3-1, 7 KOs) in the near future.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The possibility exists that the WBA flyweight world champion and “2011 WBA Fighter of the Year” …


Boxing News

Lucian Bute Update

Lucian Bute has been bothered by an infection in his foot since last Saturday. However, the condition is improving and InterBox and Lucian Bute are confident that Lucian will be able to fight according to schedule. A specialist/doctor has prescribed antibiotics to Lucian Bute to treat the infection. He will meet with doctors again later this week to ensure that the foot is healing according to schedule.

Lucian Bute has been bothered by an infection in his foot since last Saturday. However, the condition is improving and …


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Cotto back in Puerto Rico; disputes decision

Former WBA super welterweight champion has returned to Puerto Rico after his brave performance against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night. Cotto declined interviews after the fight and also didn’t speak to reporters upon his return to Puerto Rico. He did, however, express his feeling on the fight via Twitter. “I feel great,” he tweeted. “Just resting in my SkyLoft with my family. Nothing to be down about. I respect the judges dec. but I completely disagree.”

Meanwhile, Cotto’s legal advisor Gabriel Peñagarícano confirmed to El Nuevo Dia that Cotto thinks he won the fight and his silence was a kind of protest against the decision rendered by the judges. “He made a great fight. It was a close fight that I think that he won and there is a discomfort and disagreement with the decision of the judges, but it must be respected. The decision did not reflect what happened there. The whole world saw it and the boxing world is talking about and knows what happened there….the way that the judges saw the fight is an insult to the reality of what happened there.”

Former WBA super welterweight champion has returned to Puerto Rico after his brave performance against Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night. …


Feature Story

Full Report: John-Kimura

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten pride of Indonesia, Chris John (47-0-2, 22 KOs), 125.8, impressively kept his WBA featherweight belt for the sixteenth time as he continually battered game and gallant Japanese Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs), 125.4, to pound out a lopsided decision over twelve fast rounds on Saturday in Singapore.

Pinit Prayadsab (Thailand) and Wansoo Yuh (Korea) both tallied 118-110, and Frank Martinez (New Zealand) saw it 117-110, all in favor of the defending champ. The referee was fast-moving Ferlin Marsh (New Zealand).

It had been ballyhooed as the fight of Dragon Punch (John) versus Hanagata Special Punch (Kimura with an alleged lethal weapon named after his manager and ex-world flyweight champ Susumu Hanagata). But it resulted in Chris John’s one-man show except in round seven, when Kimura badly rocked the champ with well-timed left hooks twice. Some 4,000 spectators at the Marina Bay Sands realized why John could defend his WBA belt on no less than sixteen occasions. He was fast, solid-punching, physically strong and technically excellent. John was a well-educated pupil of his long-time handler Criag Christian of Australia. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten pride of Indonesia, Chris John (47-0-2, 22 KOs), 125.8, impressively kept his WBA featherweight belt for …


Boxing Result

Usmanee stops Faccio

By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada

Arash Usmanee pounded upon a much smaller Cristian Faccio of Uruguay right from the opening bell on route to scoring a 3rd round stoppage victory moments ago at the Chapiteau CCSE Maisonneuve in Montreal, Quebec. Usmanee walked through the one time world title challenger, digging hooks to the body and landing upstairs when Faccio dropped his hands. Faccio came to fight but couldnt match the intensity or power of Usmanee. With their fighter under constant pressure, Faccio’s corner threw in the towel, signalling surrender at 1:58 of the third round of the scheduled 8 round contest. Usmanee improves to 19-0 (9KOs) while Faccio drops his 2nd in a row, slipping to 21-8. (More)

By Dave Spencer, FightNews Canada Arash Usmanee pounded upon a much smaller Cristian Faccio of Uruguay right from the opening …










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