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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 News

Bute-Johnson official

Just seven days after Andre Ward and Carl Froch battle in The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, undefeated International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute will headline on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING when he makes the ninth defense of his 168-pound title against ageless former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson on Saturday, Nov. 5, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). (more…)



August 19th, 2011



Preview

Preview: Spivey-Antoine

Preview & photos by Chris Perry

Dee Lee Promotions, LLC returns to Hampton Roads August 20 with Beach Brawl II featuring lightweight “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey continuing his world title quest in the main event of a nine-bout card at the Virginia Beach Fieldhouse in Virginia Beach, Virginia. This will be New Jersey-based promoter Diane Fischer’s second Virginia event in two months. (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Photo

Vargas prepares for Lopez

Photo by Chris Cozzone: Unbeaten Jessie Vargas beats on the bag at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas. In the opening PPV bout on the Mayweather-Ortiz card, Sept. 17, Vargas takes on his toughest opponent yet in Josesito Lopez. Stay tuned for a story on Vargas early next week.

 



August 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC: Bout set for first FOX card

Two exciting featherweight prospects, Dustin Poirier and Pablo Garza, have verbally agreed to fight each other on November 12.

Garza is coming off of two spectacular UFC finishes — one flying-knee KO and a flying triangle submission. Poirier is looking to stay undefeated in the UFC with his aggressive slugging style that earned him wins at UFC 125 (against then-top contender Josh Grispi) and UFC 131 as well as a 53-second KO in the WEC . . . Click here for more

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August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Manzanillo ready for Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A big fight card billed as “Triple Corona” will be presented by HG Boxing on Saturday night at the Casino Black Pyramid in picturesque Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico. The main event will feature popular IBF female flyweight world champion Arely “Ametrallado” Muciño (13-0-1, 8 KOs) defending against Susana Vasquez (5-5-1, 2 KOs) in a ten-rounder.

In other featured bouts, featherweight Rafael “Chocho” Guzman (28-3, 20 KOs) will face Rafael Hernandez (13-3, 11 KOs) for the WBF super featherweight belt and WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West (13-1-3, 4 KOs) will defend against Jessica Villafranca (12-2, 6 KOs) (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Lundy: Diaz is small!

After catching a glimpse of David Diaz in person for the first time, “Hammerin'” Hank Lundy left Thursday’s weigh-in deathly afraid – not for his own well-being, but for that of his opponent. “He’s small!” Lundy said after weighing in at 134.6 pounds in advance of his NABF lightweight title defense against Diaz Friday, Aug. 19th, 2011 in the 10-round co-feature of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” season finale at the at The Venue At Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind., presented by Hitz Entertainment in association with Banner Promotions.

“I’m generally used to fighting bigger guys and this guy is small. I’m scared of what might happen because I’m used to fighting bigger guys. I was thinking before what I’ve got to do. Now, it’s a no-brainer. I’m scared for him!” (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Who’s next for Katsidis?

The rumor mill is running hot around Michael Katsidis “the Great” today, following his stoppage over Mexican Michael Lozada in his junior Welterweight debut on Saturday night.

Katsidis has now been linked to numerous world class fights all over the world but manager trainer Brendon Smith says nothing is confirmed “We haven’t come to an agreement with Lovemore (Ndou) yet, as already reported, however the fight does interest us. Michael is having a short break at the moment and once he returns we will go over options. This is an amazing fight for Australia and Lovemore is one tough hard fighter who, like Michael, has fought the best. You won’t need a ring for this fight, a phone box would be sufficient!” (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Tabatadze tops Gonzalez

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In front of an enthusiastic sold out crowd of 1,435 fight fans at The Hangar at the OC Event Center, southpaw David Tabatadze (8-1-1, 1KO) slugged out a unanimous decision victory over the rugged Lester Gonzales (12-5-2, 6KO), also fighting out of the southpaw stance. Tabatadze, fighting out of Ukraine, weathered the early storm of Gonzales and through dedicated body work was able to chop down the Cuban born Gonzales in a six round super middleweight contest. Although it appeared to be a much closer fight than the judges scorecards, Tabatadze did appear to win the fight and was rewarded with a unanimous decision victory by scores of 58-56, 59-54, 60-54. (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Woodland Hills

After two sold out shows earlier this year, Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing, Inc. have answered the pleas of Southern California boxing fans with more professional boxing in the San Fernando Valley. “War at Woodland Hills 5″ will be held on September 9th at the Warner Center Marriott Grand Ballroom in Woodland Hills, California.

The event will feature 8 professional bouts including the homecomings of Mexican warriors Ray Beltran Jr. (24-5, 6 KOs) and Javier Gallo (17-4-1, 9 KOs), as well as the new female boxing sensation Yolanda “Ms. Knockout” Ezell (1-0, 1KO). (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Ibarra, Jardon defending titles

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez / WBC

In the presence of former world champions, Ruben Olivares, Pipino Cuevas and Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, an event billed as “Double Impact” was announced in the traditional town of Juriquilla, Queretaro, Mexico, and will be headlined by the fight between Oscar “El Ceviche” Ibarra vs #1 ranked Sylvester Lopez from Philippines for the WBC super flyweight silver world crown. (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Puenluang retains Youth belt

OneSongchai Promotion staged the WBO Asia Pacific Youth bantamweight title between defending champion Puenluang Sor Singyu of Bangkok, Thailand and Filipino challenger Marvin Tampus, in front of 5,000 fans at Keangkrachan District Office, Petchaburi, Thailand on Wednesday. Puengluang kept a steady flow of left hands landing on Tampus’ right eye, forcing a hideous swelling to raise after the fourth round. By the sixth, the ring doctor felt it necessary to prompt the referee stop matters, awarding Sor Singyu his sixth successful defense of the belt. The twenty-three year old Thai now moves to 37-1, 25 KOs, while Tampus dwindles to 27-13-2, 18 KOs. (more…)



August 19th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Hammond, Indiana

Demetrius Andrade 157 vs. Grady Brewer 156
David Diaz 134 vs. Hank Lundy 135
Yakubu Amidu 134 vs. Martin Tucker 136
George Esho 139 vs. Aaron Lucky 138
Paulie Settepani 126 vs. Dwayne Wisdom 125
Mike Kurzeja 167 vs. Jeremy Wood 165
Montell Griffin 178 vs. Deandrey Abron 176
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs. Robert DaLuz 126
Joe Linenfelser 149 vs. Ruben Galvan 146
Chris Singleton 137 vs. Gabriel Morris 140
Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing
TV: ESPN Friday Night Fights
Click here for more photos….



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

‘KC’ Martinez returns Saturday

Photo and report by Ricardo Conde

Hard hitting junior welterweight Karim ‘KC’ Martinez (8-0, 5 KOs) of Humble, Texas, steps back into the ring on Saturday, August 20th against Milton Ramos (5-2-2, 0 KOs) of Waco, Texas in a six-round co-main event at the Houston Athletic Fencing Center in Houston, Texas which is being headlined by former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver ‘The Atomic Bull’ McCall (55-11, 37 KOs) of Martinsville, Virginia taking on Damian ‘Bolo’ Wills (30-2-1, 23 KOs) of Los Angeles, California in a ten-round bout for the WBF Intercontinental heavyweight title, ‘The Battle on Bellfort II’ is presented by Lou Savarese Promotions. Click here for more photos…



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Luna-Arteaga clash Friday

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California on Friday night with a card at the Convention Center in Riverside. In the main event of the boxing portion of the card, unbeaten lightweight Alejandro Luna (6-0, 5 Jo’s) will have his hands full as he faces Alejandro Arteaga (3-2, 1 KO) in a six round bout. Arteaga will be fighting for the first time in almost five years. Also on the card will be an intriguing four round bout between super featherweights Juan Reyes (2-0-1) and Christian Gonzalez (3-1, 1 KO). Tickets are on sale at the Convention Center box office and can be purchased on the day of the event. Doors open at 6:30PM, with first bell scheduled for 7:30PM. The Convention Center is located at 3443 Orange Street in Riverside.



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from the Bronx

Michael Perez 135 vs. Miguel Rodriguez 136
Eddie Gomez 150 vs. Marcus Hall 151.25
Mike Brooks 136 vs. Jamell Tyson 134
Rich Neves 147 vs. Latwon Halsey 146.25
Todd Eriksson 170 vs. Borngod Washington 173
Venue: Paradise Theater, Bronx, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing
TV: Telefutura



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma-Oliver Presser

Photos: Mario Vayas Llera / PR Best Boxing Promotions

It’s official. Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” López will face Mike “Machine Gun” Oliver next October 1st at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the show Triple Crown III, that will have also in action former 130lb world champion Román “Rocky” Martínez and #3 super bantamweight ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo in regional titles bouts, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) and Top Rank Inc. presentation to be televised on “Pay Per View.” For more details and photos click here….



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

FBHOF Inductions Restream

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame will restream the Class of 2011 Inductees interviews and acceptance speeches tonight at 7PM.

Use one of the links below:
http://goldstarstreaming.tv/
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/florida-boxing-hall-of-fame



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Statement

After learning about Robert Guerrero’s injury that will prevent him from fighting Marcos Maidana next Aug. 27 at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, California, the WBA super lightweight champion had this to say: “The news caught us cold, I couln’t believe it. However, I’ve told Golden Boy Promotions that I’m willing to fight on Aug. 27 whoever they put in front of me. My team and I made a huge effort by having a 12-week training camp and we don’t wanna throw that away. Luckily, GBP is trying to get me an opponent and save the show. Let’s see if anyone dares to face me on Aug. 27,” Maidana said. “I am 100% ready to fight. I wish good luck to Guerrero but I’m in fighting mode at this time. I need to get in the ring. I trust GBP would get me the fight,”, the champ said. “We will keep our training in Puerto Rico as scheduled. We won’t let anything from getting us unfocused. Maidana is ready for anyone,” trainer Rudy Perez said. Your comments?



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Khan: Guerrero is not injured

WBA super lightweight “super” champion doesn’t buy the announcement made by his co-promoter Golden Boy Promotions that Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero has suffered a legitimate injury.

Khan today tweeted the following:

AmirKingKhan: No injury, I reckon maidana payed off Guerero step aside money, so he can become the WBA champ becus I have moved up as WBa super champ.



August 18th, 2011

Twitter Watch

Guerrero hurt, Maidana fight off

By Karl Freitag

Former two-division world champion Robert Guerrero has suffered an injury to his left shoulder during sparring and pulled out of his August 27 HBO fight with WBA super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana. The entire fight card at the HP Pavilion at San Jose, California, has been cancelled. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer stated that “Hopefully the fight will be rescheduled at a later date.” Guerrero will be going in for an MRI later today.



August 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC & Fox pack perfect punch

Huge multi-deal signed today with FOX

Today, Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC), the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization and No. 1 Pay-Per-View event provider in the world, finds its perfect media match in FOX, the No. 1 television network in the country. FOX Sports Media Group, the umbrella entity representing FOX Networks Group’s wide array of sports platforms, has reached a multi-year, multi-media rights agreement with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand. (more…)



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Povetkin: First Chagaev, then Wlad

Unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) has had to overcome several setbacks in recent years, including having two fights with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, first because of an foot injury, and then when trainer Teddy Atlas abruptly pulled him out of the rescheduled fight because he felt Alexander was not ready. In addition, his father passed away. Friends and family helped Povetkin pull through these disappointments and a renewed Povetkin has been preparing for four months for his next fight against Ruslan Chagaev on August 27th for the WBA regular version of the world championship. “I have great respect for my opponent, but I will win,” promised Povetkin. “First the title, then the Klitschkos! I’ve always dreamed of a fight against Wladimir Klitschko.” With a win over Chagaev, Povetkin could get a third chance to face Wladimir Klitschko, who is the reigning WBA super champion, as well as the IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, in the spring of 2013.



August 18th, 2011

Boxing News

WBO Convention Update

The 24th World Boxing Organization (WBO) Annual Convention to be held in Puerto Rico will run from October 24th to 29th. WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced that the event will take place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, located in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) will present a world title show during the convention and many WBO champions, former champions, and other boxers, trainers, managers, promoters, officials, and other political, social and cultural personalities. As always, various topics such as as rules and rankings will be discussed.



August 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Kaliesha’s ‘Wild West’ show


Story by Felipe Leon

Photos courtesy of Team West

It is a brand new day for Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West. Like many female fighters plying their trade in a male-dominated boxing world, West did not know when her next fight was coming after battling to a tough earned draw versus Ava Knight earlier this summer in her first WBO bantamweight title defense. Then as if out of the sky, a call came . . . click here for more



August 18th, 2011

Interview

Spivey returns to the ring

Interview & photos by Chris Perry

After almost a year away from the ring, “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey will be back in action August 20 in front of his hometown fans in the featured bout of the “Beach Brawl II” event promoted by Diane Fischer’s Dee Lee Promotions, LLC at the Virginia Beach Fieldhouse in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Spivey (38-6-0, 29 KOs) will challenge Akron, Ohio based fighter Damon Antoine (9-31-2, 4 KOs) in the eight-round main event . . . Click here for more



August 18th, 2011




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