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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

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Scale Watch

Weights from Brazil

Unbeaten, WBC #18-rated prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (14-0, 11 KOs), a 21-year-old Brazilian native fighting out of Miami, weighed in today at 159 ½ pounds for tomorrow night’s (Sat., July 16) WBC Latino Middleweight title fight at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. Oliveira’s opponent in the 10-round main event on the MO Productions-presented “Sao Paulo Fight Night” pro-am card, Jose “Minguito” Soto (24-7-2, 13 KOs), also tipped the scales at 159 1/2 pounds.



July 15th, 2011



Boxing News

Marquez in “must-win” fight

Juan Manuel Marquez says he has to do it, get into the ring against a lefthander which explains why he is taking on Likar Ramos on Saturday night in Cancun. Marquez must win to keep his mega fight intact against Manny Pacquiao on November 12. Marquez vs. Ramos is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division. “I need this fight to prepare for Pacquiao. That is the only reason I am doing this,” Marquez said. Marquez has a record of 52-5-1, 38 KOs. Ramos, who has won 14 of his last 15 bouts, is 24-3, 18 KOs. Marquez vs. Ramos will be available on www.toprank.tv beginning 9 pm et/6 pm pt.
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Ricardo Jimenez of Top Rank reports there is a “media frenzy” for Marquez in Cancun….Colonel Bob Sheridan and Raul Marquez will call the action on toprank.tv….Lupe Contreras is the ring announcer.



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Williams-Lara photo report

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Emily Harney

Final recap of the controversial fight last Saturday between Paul “The Punisher” Williams and Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in front of a crowd of 2,176 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (More)



July 15th, 2011

Feature Story

Meet the man behind ShoBox

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

ShoBox Executive Producer Gordon Hall spoke to Fightnews.com by phone on the eve of tonight’s “ShoBox 10th Anniversary Special” airing live at 11PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Hall, one of the most knowledgable executives in network boxing, is the decision-maker on which fighters appear on the acclaimed series. Here are the highlights of a very interesting conversation for serious boxing fans and some great background information to prepare for tonight’s milestone “ShoBox: The Next Generation” telecast.



July 15th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Chicago

Photos By Richard Spilotro of CFC Promotions

Lanardo Tyner 147 vs. Vivian Harris 147
(USBO welterweight championship)
Albert Mensah 140 vs. Andre Gorges 140
(IBF International jr welterweight title)
Marlon Thomas 157 vs. Donatas Bondoravas
Adrian Granados 140 vs. Antton Slaughter 139.5
Antonio Canas 141 vs. Larry Ventis 140
Sergio Montes De Oca 122 vs. Ramon Torres 123

Promoter: CFC Promotions LLC
Venue: “The Club”, Burbank, Illinois
Tickets: 708-333-3333 or 708-333-3303
Prices $100.00, $75, $50, $25



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Fury inspired by McIlroy

Rory McIlroy has the golfing world at his feet and another 22-year-old Irishman, Tyson Fury believes he can do the same in the ring over the next 12 months. Fury watched on with great admiration as McIlroy burned up the field before winning the US Open and now he is hoping to win back to back majors with glory at the Open Championship at Sandwich.

Manchester-born Fury challenges Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles on July 23 at Wembley Arena and says this is the start of him becoming a major sporting star. Fury said: “Rory McIlroy is an inspiration to every young sports man and woman and I’m no different. Rory brings a lot of charisma and natural talent to the golf course and I bring the same to the ring. The way he won the US Open was awesome. (more…)



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Magdaleno, Perez final quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

On the eve of a special 10-year anniversary ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, all four fighters made weight on Thursday. The Top Rank-promoted doubleheader will feature a night of junior lightweight action TONIGHT at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino in Las Vegas.

Undefeated Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., weighed in at 130 pounds while his opponent Alejandro Perez (15-2-1, 10 KOs) of Salinas, Calif., tipped the scales at 129 pounds. Casey Ramos (13-0, 4 KOs) of Austin, Texas, was the same 129 pounds and Georgi Kevlishvili (8-2, 3 KOs) of Moscow, Russia, came in at 130 pounds. (more…)



July 15th, 2011

Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko, take two

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

With the air only a rematch can produce, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) and Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) officially announced their showdown today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Only problem is, the two have never fought before.

It only seems so for, in April, just six days before the two were to step into the ring to decide the winner of Showtime’s bantie tourney, Agbeko was floored – literally – with sudden onset sciatica of the lower back. Rather than find a last minute sub for Mares, the finale was delayed . . . Click here for more



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez-Gomez in September?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former “Contender” star Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KOs) has announced on his Facebook page that his next opponent will be WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Thirteen feet of boxers

Wach and Bride face to face in Boston

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia Niedźwiecka/Global Boxing

During Thursday’s press conference in Boston’s “The GreatestBar,”, undefeated 6’8 heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach faced his biggest foe when he met 6’6 Kevin “The Clones Colossus” McBride for the first time. Both of them will meet again – for real this time – on July 29 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The 10-round heavyweight fight for the WBC International title will be the co-featured bout in “Heat Wave,” which is presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports and Global Boxing.



July 15th, 2011

Feature Story

Wolak primed and ready

Photos by Cozzone

Story by Kurt Wolfheimer

Friday night July 15th at the Roseland Ballroom in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN2’s Friday night Fight’s, Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (29-1, 19 KOs) is primed and ready to take one step closer to his elusive world title hopes when he faces Delvin Rodriquez (24-5-2, 14 KOs) in the ten-round main event of the evening . . . click here for more



July 15th, 2011

UFC

Ortiz back in the mix

Story by Andreas Hale

Losing a main event is a nightmare scenario for any promoter.

When Phil Davis went down with a knee injury, forcing him out of a main event bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 133, UFC brass had to act fast.

After initially turning down the bout, Tito Ortiz, fresh from a career saving win over Ryan Bader stepped in as the co-headliner . .  Click here for more 

For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Top Rank has signed hot Texan Super Featherweight Casey Ramos (13-0, 4KO’s) to a 4 year deal. Ramos, out of Austin, Texas, is co-managed by former World Champion Paulie Ayala. Ayala also fought for Top Rank during his illustrious career. Ramos was promoted by Ayala and his Paulie Ayala Productions previously, before successful auditions for Top Rank at the Win Star Casino in Oklahoma in his last two fights. Ramos will fight for Top Rank under his new deal for the first time this Friday, July 15 at 10:00PM CST on ShoBox against Russian Georgi Kevlishvili (12-2, 3KO’s).
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The weigh-in for Saturday night’s USBA Heavyweight championship fight between Maurice Harris and Derric Rossy will take place on the Boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino. The weigh-in will start at 3pm eastern and all participants in Saturday night’s card will be on the scale in advance of the big card promoted by Carla Hill and Carla Hill Promotions Fans will have an opportunity to take pictures of the fighters as they prepare for battle the next evening.



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Escobedo-Hernandex promise war

By: Felipe Leon
Photos by: HG Boxing

In an IBF featherweight elimination bout, Mexico City’s Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (31-3, 22KOs) will once again face Joksan “Torito” Hernandez (22-3, 14KOs) of Ensenada, Mex, on Saturday night from the Olympic Coliseum located at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mex. The twelve round main event headlines the “Puños de Hierro (Fists of Steel)” fight card presented by HG Boxing. The contest will mark the two Mexican warriors face each other. The first time back in January of 2010, Escobedo was awarded a unanimous decision over the always tough Hernandez with scores of 97-93, 97-92 and 96-93.

Click here for more details and photos…



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Bernstein to call ‘The Big Brawl’

Boxing’s back on terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, starting July 23 with the worldwide broadcast of “The Big Brawl” event, which will be anchored by award-winning boxing announcer Al Bernstein, Channel 5 and promoter Hennessy Sports announced today.

British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) puts his belts on the line Saturday night, July 23 against undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) in the 12-round main event at Wembley Arena in London . . . Click here for more



July 15th, 2011

Feature Story

Khan, Judah ready for war

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone 

Ever since Zab Judah and Amir Khan signed up to face each other in a bout to unify Judah’s IBF and Khan’s WBA junior welterweight titles, the verbal jabs have come fast and furious in interviews and social media platforms. Wednesday’s conference call with the two fighters stirred the pot some more . . . Click here for more



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Female champ signs with HG Boxing

Courtesy of Team West

WBO bantamweight champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (13-1-3, 4 KOs) has signed with Hector Garcia of HG Boxing.  She will make her debut with HG Boxing on August 20th in the semi-main event which is headlined by former WBA super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado battling mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez for the vacant IBF super featherweight title. (more…)



July 15th, 2011

UFC

Jones-Jackson is set for Sept. 24

UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is undoubtedly the fastest-rising star in the sport of mixed martial arts. Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, the 23-year-old New Yorker has steamrolled through the UFC’s talented 205-pound division, finishing opponents with his unmatched blend of unorthodox striking and vice-grip-like submissions. On Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Jones’ meteoric rise faces imminent danger, as “Bones” will makes his first title defense against former UFC and PRIDE® champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.   (more…)



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

Kimbo Slice opponent named

An opponent has been chosen for Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson’s professional boxing debut on August 13 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, and he is Springfield, Missouri’s James Wade (0-1). The two will meet in the four-round heavyweight main event of a Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden Promotions night of boxing.



July 15th, 2011

Boxing News

ShoBox weights from Vegas

Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Texas Station Gambling Hall in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s ShoBox card promoted by Top Rank:

Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Alejandro Perez 129
Casey Ramos 129 vs. Georgy Kevlishvili 130
Jesse Magdaleno 123 vs. Esteban Nichol 123.5
Anthony Lenk 143 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 142
Juan Heraldez 145.5 vs. Guillermo Delgadillo 146
Andy Ruiz 252 vs. Vili Bloomfield 264
Antonio Hernandez 121.5 vs. Ivan Castellanos 125.5

FOR MORE PHOTOS:

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July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Ishida: I’ll defeat Chavez Jr.

Report and photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Former world champion Nobuhiro Ishida, who currently trains in LA, says he’s ready to face WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “Look no further, I am the right opponent for Chavez. I have enough experience to defeat him anywhere in the world,” said Ishida (23-6-2, 8 KOs), who surprised the world by knocking out James Kirkland last April in Las Vegas. He is currently trained by Edison Reynoso and is excited about the possibility of ​​being face to face in the ring with the Son of the Legend.



July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

The Dream Begins at Hard Rock

Story and photo by Phil Doherty

Dream Team Boxing hit the jackpot at The Seminole Hard Rock casino this afternoon by inking a multi-fight deal starting with a 9-bout card on Friday, August 12th. Recent changes to the Seminole Tribal Council paved the way for a new era of boxing at the Hollywood casino–breaking the decade-long dominance of former promoter The Heavyweight Factory. Fight fans sampled a taste of the changes with the July 9th “Change is Coming” card promoted by newcomers Panther Promotions, LLC. (more…)



July 14th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Atlanta

Georgia Boxing Championship 3

Paul Delgado 150 vs Luis Galarza 149
Winston Mathis 144 vs Chris Gray 144 (Second Attempt)
Nicole Woods 142.5 vs Elisa Moreno 145
Keandre Leatherwood 156 vs Martez Barnes 157
Clinton Hester 200 vs Nick White 185
Chris Jordan 179.5 vs Quinton Rankin 174
Ghislan Nkisoto 148 vs Michael Wicker 144
Jeramiah Jones Adams 166 vs Larry Depeyster 165

Venue: The Buckhead Theater, 3110 Roswell Rd, Atlanta Ga. 30305
Tickets: Ticketweb.com, Tickets Starting at @ $25.00
Start Time: Doors open @ 6:00 pm, Fights Start @ 7:00 pm
Promoters: Shea Bailey Promotions Inc. and Sports Fan Properties LLC



July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Héctor Santos/Promociones Miguel Cotto

Jayson “La Maravilla” Vélez 122 vs. Carlos Valcarcel 121.2
Abner “Pin” Cotto 134.2 vs. Carlos Claudio 134.2
Miguel ” El Loco” Robles 114 vs. TBA
Eddie “Eboy” Gómez 152 vs.Jonuel Tapia 152
Edgardo López 129 vs. Félix Rivera 130
Rafael “Pelayo” Márquez 137 vs. Omar Soto 130
Braulio Santos 129 vs. Nelson Casanova 130.5
Albert Cruz Jr. 140 vs. Christopher Rivera 136.5
Irvin Hernández 128 vs. Javier Ramos 130
Promoter: Promociones Miguel Cotto, H2 Entertainment, Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Telefutura
Venue: Cosme Beitía Coliseum, Cataño Puerto Rico
Tickets: Ticketcenter Phone : (787)792-5000 , www.tcpr.com Prices : $50, $25, $15 more photos



July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez-Ramos presser

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In a crowded press conference, the main protagonists of the feature called “Pure Dynamite” stood before a large group of media gathered in the main hall of Temptation Hotel in Cancun, Quintana Roo. With the presence of Fernando Beltran, head of Zanfer, as well as Harren Villases, special events coordinator of the Secretariat of Tourism of Quintana Roo, in a great atmosphere ahead of the cut function to present such international developer with the support of government of this entity in the Plaza de Toros, the main actors of the evening boxing, Juan Manuel Marquez and Likar Ramos, no friend exchanged glances, hoping no more time to climb into the ring and prove who is the best. For more details and photos click here…



July 14th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Albany

By Boxing Bob Newman

Markus Williams 158 vs. Jose Medina 159
Stephen Scott 152 vs. Joe Crosby 154
(New York State Jr. Middleweight Title)
Sarah Kuhn 146 vs. Michelle Garland 145
Javier Martinez 142 vs. Calvin Pritchard 140
Brian Clookey 177 vs. Steve Tyner 176

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Albany, NY
Promoter: ARES Promotions



July 14th, 2011

Scale Watch

ESPN Friday Night Fights weigh-in

Delvin Rodriguez 153 vs. Pawel Wolak 153.5
Raymond Serrano 141.2 vs. Daniel Sostre 141.2
Reggie Lacrete 175 .5 vs. Lionell Thompson 177
Steven Gamache 154 vs. Rogelio Sanchez 155
Kevin Rooney Jr. 155 vs. Elmer Vera 151 .5
Venue: Roseland Ballroom, New York, New York
Promoter: Star Boxing



July 14th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Atlantic City

Gabriel Rosado 155 vs. Ayi Bruce154
Anthony Ferrante 177 vs. Andre Hemphill 176
Eberto Medina 155 vs. Jamaal Davis155
Korey Sloane 140 vs. Naim Nelson 138
Tyrone Luckey 131 vs. Bryne Green 132
Keane Davis 145 vs. DeCarlo Perez 147
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.



July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck receives WBO ring

Photos: Sauerland Event

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel gave Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck a diamond ring for his successful five title defenses. Huck (32-1, 23 KOs), who will defend for the seventh time his belt this Saturday, July 16, against Argentinian Hugo Hernán Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) at the Olympia-Eissportzentrum in Munich, Germany, got his ring from Valcarcel in a ceremony held at the Novotel Hotel in Munich today. Valcarcel is in Germany to work as supervisor in the Huck-Garay bout. For more details and photos click here…



July 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Wax B-Hop: Believe it or not!

Ripley's to make wax figure of Bernard Hopkins

On Monday and Tuesday, July 18 and 19, WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins will be in the F/X Department at the world headquarters of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Orlando to begin the tedious task of having a full body wax casting made as the first step in having a wax figure created of himself. Hopkins became the oldest fighter at 46-years old in boxing history to win a major world championship with his unanimous decision victory over 28-year-old Jean Pascal on May 21.

The figure will be unveiled to the public at a press conference during fight week activities for Hopkins’ next fight, which will be against Chad Dawson on Saturday, October 15. An official announcement with more details about the fight and the figure unveiling will be forthcoming.



July 14th, 2011




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