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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® once again heads to Montreal to bring a sensational night of fights north of the border. Two-time UFC® welterweight champion and Montreal native Georges St-Pierre goes home to once again face his most heated rival and No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck at UFC 124: ST-PIERRE VS. KOSCHECK, presented by Affliction and live from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The UFC proudly confirms the remaining bouts on this stellar card, including Stefan Struve vs. Sean McCorkle, Jim Miller vs. Charles Oliveira, Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig, Thiago Alves vs. John Howard, Mark Bocek vs. Dustin Hazelett, Jesse Bongfeldt vs. Rafael Natal, Matt Riddle vs. Sean Pierson, Joe Doerksen vs. Dan Miller, TJ Grant vs. Ricardo Almeida and Pat Audinwood vs. John Makdessi. (more…)
By Igor Frank
– Nonito Donaire says he’s already signed a contract to fight Fernando Montiel in February.
– Urbano Antillon says he’s stronger than Humberto Soto and prepared to become lightweight champion.
– Pawel Wolak says Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. isn’t sick and believes Junior just has a weight problem.
The “In Harm’s Way” pay-per-view telecast has a suggested retail price of $44.95, and will be produced and distributed live by Top Rank. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD.
Nisse and Katie Sauerland tied the knot at the registry office in Marylebone, London on Friday afternoon. The church wedding will be on Sardinia next summer. While Nisse has successfully established himself as a promoter in Denmark, where he has lifted the TV2 Fight Night to huge popularity, Katie works as an international fashion model. The staff at Fightnews.com, as well as the boxers, coaches and the Team Sauerland staff would kindly like to congratulate and wish the couple all the best for the future.
European super welterweight Lukas Konecny (44-3, 21 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Hamlet Petrosyan (29-3, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Arena Sparta in Prague, Czech Republic. Konecny was in command all the way as he thrilled his Czech countryman in his first title defense. Scores were 118-110, 119-109, 119-109.
Earlier, light heavyweight Haxhi Krasniqi (33-2, 11 KOs) outpointed Jindrich Velecky (17-13, 16 KOs) over eight rounds.
By Brian Grammer at ringside
49-year-old heavyweight and grandfather of fifteen Danny Thomas (19-36-1, 15 KOs) entered the ring to a standing ovation and left the ring to one as well, wowing the crowd in between with his hand speed and toughness, earning a six round unanimous decision victory over Dione Craig (4-19-1, 1 KO) on Wednesday night in Evansville, Indiana. (more…)
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photo by K2 Promotions Ukraine
Zaurbek Baysangurov 152.1 vs. Richard Gutierrez 152,1
Valeriy Brazhnyk 149.9 vs. Nikolay Korenev TBA
Vitali Rusal 174.1 vs. Alexander Chervyak 180.7
Viacheslav Glazkov 222.6 vs. Asker Balash 251.3
Dmytro Nikulin 154.3 vs. Ihor Fanian 156.5
Andriy Rudenko 251.3 vs. Isroil Kurbanov 211.6
Vitaliy Neveselyy 196.2 vs. Sherzod Mamajanov 205
Alexey Koziy 185.1 vs. Leonid Lutsenko 191.8
Venue: Ice Palace “Terminal”, Brovari, Ukraine
Promoter: K2 Promotions Ukraine
Fightnews.com sends our deepest sympathies to promoter Don King on the passing of his beloved wife, Henrietta, who succumbed last night in Boca Raton, Florida after a long battle with cancer. The Kings had been married for more than 50 years. Services are pending.
Brookins and Johnson Battle For The TUF Crown Tomorrow Night: Team GSP’s Jonathan Brookins and Michael Johnson will go head-to-head in the Octagon to see who will become this season’s Ultimate Fighter winner – plus TUF1 finalist Stephan Bonnar faces Igor Pokrajac, and Demian Maia returns to battle TUF3 winner Kendall Grove. Tomorrow night at 9pm ET/PT live on SPIKE
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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Erik “Terrible” Morales says he’s is fully concentrated for his battle on December 18 at the Estadio Caliente in his native Tijuana, Baja California against former WBO super featherweight world champion Jorge “Hiena” Barrios. Morales is also very interested in a showdown with the lightweight world champion and countryman Juan Manuel Marquez. “I’ve been hearing in the news that Juan Manuel Marquez is interest in a rematch with Pacquiao, I don’t blame him. There were times I pushed back facing him when I had better proposals,” said Morales More plus more photos…
Photos by Inna Lagun/Allboxing.ru
Alexander Dimitrenko 253.7 vs. Albert Sosnowski 224.8
(EBU European Championship Heavyweight)
Manuel Charr 249.3 vs. Zack Page 210.7
Rachim Tschachkijew 198.8 vs. Lukasz Rusiewicz 199.9
Juan Carlos Gomez 236.5 vs. Harold Sconiers 232.5
Matt Zegan 134.7 vs. Eduard Trojanowskij 134.7
Christian Hammer 244.2 vs. Taras Bidenko 220.4
Venue: Sport and Congress Center, Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany
TV: Sport1 (Germany)
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By Ray Wheatley –World of Boxing
Photos by Werner Kalin
Australian based Cameroon born Serge Yannick (11-1, 6 KOs) outscored Togasilimai (11-6, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Conurg Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Yannick boxed aggressively and connected with solid head and body shots consistently to control the action in most of the rounds. Scores at the conclusion were: Dale Westerman 115-112; Peter Flaherty 117-111; Samantha Bulner 116-111. For more details and photos click here…
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
After annihilating 23 of 24 opponents, all within the first five rounds, knockout sensation David Lemieux once again headlines tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The opponents have been ratcheting up for the Montreal middleweight who destroyed both Hector Camacho and Elvin Ayala in the opening round in his last two outings.
Seven year pro Purnell Gates of Michigan gets the call and is faced with the unenviable task of trying to slow the runaway freight train Lemieux who is due to face off against Marco Antonio Rubio for a WBC (that already boats two champions at middleweight already) silver belt tentatively set for April. Purnell boasts an impressive 18-1 record but the majority of his wins have come against sub-500 opponents.
“He’s never been stopped, so we’ll see what he’s got,” Lemieux told Fightnews as he stepped off the scales yesterday. “I’ve never seen him before, so we’ll just have to go in there and find out.” (more…)
Undefeated jr welterweight Gabriel Bracero (13-0, 1 KO) cruised to an eight round unanimous decision over Hector Alatore (16-12, 5 KOs) in the main event on Wednesday night at the BB King Blues Club in New York City. Scores were 80-72 on all cards. Alatore has now lost 10 of his last 11.
Heavyweight Tor Hamer (13-1, 9 KOs) outpointed journeyman Demetrice King (15-19, 13 KOs) over eight rounds by 80-72 scores on all cards.
The knockout of the night was scored by super featherweight Javier Fortuna (13-0, 10 KOs), who starched previously unbeaten Victor Valenzuela (8-1, 1 KO) in one round. Fortuna is trained by Gabriel Sarmiento and advised by Sampson Lewkowicz, the same team which backs the reigning middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
A Promociones del Pueblo fight card is in the works for February 2011 in Mexico City. In dual headliners for WBC world titles, Mexico will challenge Japan. In the main event, former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (47-7, 41 KOs) will take on WBC Featherweight Champ Hozumi Hasegawa (29-3, 12 KOs) in a title defense. It will be Gonzalez’s first attempt at a legit world title since falling to WBC Super Bantamweight Champ Toshiaki Nishioka in 2009. Since the loss, Gonzalez is on a seven-bout win streak. In the co-main, Juarez super featherweight Mickey Roman (32-7, 24 KOs) will take on WBC Super Featherweight Champion Takahiro Ao (20-2-1, 9 KOs), also from Japan, in a title defense. The exact date of the card will soon be announced.
Paying attention to the details of preliminary matches isn’t always a frequent occurrence among fight fans. For the opening bouts of a UFC card, many seats in the arena are still waiting for their owners and those who are expecting to witness the ‘dark matches’ want to see the action right away . . . Click here for more by Martins Denis, UFC.com
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Cruiserweight Lateef “Power” Kayode (14-0, 13 KOs) looks to increase his knockout streak to 14 in a row when he faces Ed “The Georgia Thumper” Perry (17-4-2, 1 NSF) in a ten-rounder tonight on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11:05 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Chumash Casino Resort. In the opener, Cuban Olympian Luis “La Estrella” Franco (7-0, 5-0) tries to keep his unbeaten streak alive against Eric “Outlaw” Hunter (15-1, 8 KOs) in a ten-round featherweight bout.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA has formalized that former world champion Alexander Munoz will dispute the vacant WBA bantamweight world title with former world champion Koki Kameda on December 26 in Japan. The WBA consulted the medical advisory committee who recommended that Kameda’s originally scheduled foe Lorenzo ‘Lencho’ Parra not fight after coming in slightly heavy at a pre-fight weigh-in. “The boxing commission of Venezuela conducted the 30-day weigh-in for both Parra and Muñoz,” said WBA Executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. “According to the medical report, Muñoz complied with the weight, but not Parra, who was the first choice for the match.” WBA Medical Advisory Committee Chairman Dr. Calvin Inalsingh informs that an active boxer can not be over 5% above their weight to fight at any time. It is been known that there are two firm offers for Parra, one in January for the WBA interim belt against Mexican contender Hugo ‘Cuatito’ Ruiz, and the other against Anselmo ‘Chemito’ Moreno in Panama in February also for a world title.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone, who is a veteran of battles with Jean-Marc Mormeck in France and Denis Boytsov in Germany, will fight close to home on December 9 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The problem is that he’s fighting Polish two-time world champion Tomek Adamek (42-1, 27 KOs), whose red and white wearing fanatics will pack the place. “I know it will be like fighting in Poland, but I’m sure I will see a lot of my supporters from New York in the stands. I also know that I have to make this fight a street fight, a brawl, if I have a chance to win. But I want to shock the world…” said Maddalone. (more…)
By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen
Yunier Dorticos 197 vs. Gustavo Enriquez 194 ¾
Yudel Jhonson 154 vs. Joseph de los Santos 153 ¾
Yordanis Despaigne 179 vs. Juan Jose Ruiz 184 ¼*
Glendy Hernandez 242 ½ vs. Jayce Monroe 229 ¼
Vilier Quiñones 172 ½ vs. Abdellah Smith (weighs in tomorrow)
Yunieski Gonzalez 188 ½ vs. Ramon Adorno 192 ¾ **
Jose Aleman (pro debut) 162 ½ vs. Phillip Penson (pro debut) 163 ½
Puro Pairol 134 ¼ vs. Adrian Perez 133 ¾
*Ruiz came in 4 ¼ lbs over weight, Despaigne accepted weight for the bout.
**Adorno was 2 ¾ lbs over weight, Gonzalez waived weight to make the fight.
Gilberto Gonzalez 135.5 vs Noe Bolanos 135.5
Marco Antonio Periban 167.1 vs Darnell Boone 165.5
Charles Huerta 121.4 vs Arturo Camargo 125.7
Javier Rodriguez 122.1 vs Edgar Valencia 122.1
Cesar Beltran 143.3 vs Javier Galan 145.5
Angel Torres 154 vs Cristian Tapia 154
Edgar Pulido 107.1 vs Cristian de la Cruz 104.7
Fidel Maldonado Jr 135.1 vs Alexander Acosta ??
Venue: Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
In a matchup that has been talked about on and off for the past three years, Montreal rivals Sebastien Demers (31-3, 11 KOs) and Renan St Juste (21-2-1, 14 KOs) meet up Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Both combatants are coming off upset losses that dropped them from the top ten in the world rankings and hopes that a victory along with the vacant WBO NABO super-middleweight belt will put them back to where they once were. The loser will be forced to deal with the dubious reality of losing two in a row. (more…)
By Craig Watt
In an intriguing match up on December 8th at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia former two weight world champion Anthony ‘The Man” Mundine (40- 3, 24KO’s) takes on Australian Contender winner Garth Wood (9-1-1, 5KO’s) at middleweight. The fight with Mundine is the contracted prize for Wood’s efforts in winning the Contender Series in Australia when he outpointed Kariz Kariuki in an absorbing final back in January. On paper it seems a straight- forward assignment for Mundine who has not lost since his 2005 when he was outpointed by Mikkel Kessler but many people believe the 32 year old Wood has a puncher’s chance in a Rocky Balboa type cameo appearance. (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
A few intriguing questions will be answered Friday night on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11:05 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the Chumash Casino Resort.
– Will Hollywood’s Lateef “Power” Kayode (14-0, 13 KOs) increase his knockout streak to 14 in a row when he faces Ed “The Georgia Thumper” Perry (17-4-2, 1 NSF) of Frankfort, Ind., in a 10-round cruiserweight main event?
- Will former Cuban Olympian Luis “La Estrella” Franco keep his unbeaten streak (7-0, 5-0) alive and continue to move up the ranks against a tough Philadelphia fighter Eric “Outlaw” Hunter (15-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round featherweight bout?
- Will both Perry and Hunter be able to take advantage of a great opportunity and play the role of the spoiler on national TV and shock their higher profiled opponents?
All four fighters weighed in on Thursday with Kayode coming in at 199 ¼, Perry at 198 ¾, and both Franco and Hunter tipping the scales at 125 ½ pounds. (more…)
Heavyweight Jean Marc Mormeck (36-4, 22 KOs) won a twelve round split decision over Timur Ibragimov (30-3-1, 16 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA International belt on Thursday night at the Halle Georges Carpentier in Paris, France. Scores were 116-111, 116-112 for Mormeck and 115-113 for Ibragimov.
From Route 66 Casino west of Albuquerque, N.M. for Friday night’s fight card promoted by Fresquez Productions:
Holly Holm 139.4 vs. Ann Marie Saccurato 138.5
Victoria Cisneros 132.5 vs. Chevelle Hallback 135
Antonio Martinez 134 vs. Michael Maltomano n/a
Vincent Mirabal 148 vs. Joel Vargas 149
Jodie Esquibel 106 vs. Savanna Hill 106
Emmanuel Thompson 172.5 vs. Christian Bruffy-Holmes 173.5
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