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Reed Harris, the UFC’s Vice President of Community Relations will deliver the Commencement Address at Fight Promoter University VIII, this coming June 5-8 in Costa Mesa, California it was announced today by FPU founder Roy Englebrecht. Harris will deliver his address on Friday, June 8th at 11:30am just prior to the FPU students receiving their MBA (Master of Boxing Administation) certificates as part of the commencement ceremonies.
“Reed will be the perfect commencement speaker for our students as they get ready to graduate and head out to start their own promotions company,” said Englebrecht. “No one knows the fight promotions business any better than Reed, as he had to do it all as the co-founder of the WEC back in 2001. But like we teach at FPU, if you work hard, with integrity and honesty, you create something that someone else wants to buy, and that is what happened with Reed and the WEC.”
Reed Harris is just one of 18 guest speakers that will be featured over the four day FPU VIII session that will be available online with FPU PPV or as an attending student for the four day session. The complete FPU schedule and registration information is available online at www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.
Reed Harris, the UFC’s Vice President of Community Relations will deliver the Commencement Address at Fight Promoter University VIII, this …
By Ron Jackson
In a an international bantamweight contest South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha scored a unanimous ten round points decision over Filipino Marjohn Yap at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday. The 21-year-old Sityatha from Mdantsane boxing from behind his educated jab was in control throughout against the gutsy 23-year-old Yap from Cebu City who never threatened the South African through ten interesting rounds. Judges Mtya and Mbini both scored it 98-93 and judge Matika had it 99-93. Sityatha improves his record to 14-2, 7 KOs and Yap drops to 16-8, 9 KOs. Sityatha who was having first international fight won the South African junior bantamweight title in April 2011 with a tenth round stoppage win over Unathi Gqokoma and has made successful defences against Mncedi Yokose (tko 8) and Thembelani Maphuma (tko 9). The Filipino was having his first fight in 2012.
By Ron Jackson In a an international bantamweight contest South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha scored a unanimous ten …
By Dave Spencer
The last time they had boxing at the Holiday Inn in west-island Montreal, Jean Pascal was involved in a barn-burner of a fight with Adonis Stevenson. Anybody who was there that night still remembers the epic battle at the Canadian amateur championships in 2003 that had fans on their feet for the duration of the fight. This Saturday should be no less exciting as a stacked card including two North American title fights. “It’s a top level show,” promoter and manager Camille Estephan tells FightNews. “In the eight fights, fifteen of the sixteen fighters have winning records. Only one guy has a losing record and he’s going up Chris Plaitis who is making his pro debut. It’s a top quality show and the fight with (Nicholson) Poulard is a 50-50 fight, nobody knows which way that one is going to go,” Estephan says of the fight with Poulard (17-3-1 8KO) who battles Lionell Thompson (12-0 8KO) for the vacant NABA light-heavyweight title. The headliner will feature undefeated Dierry Jean (21-0 14KO) battling for the vacant NABF light-welterwight title versus veteran Cosme Rivera (35-14-3 24 KO). (More)
By Dave Spencer The last time they had boxing at the Holiday Inn in west-island Montreal, Jean Pascal was involved …
By Tracy Morin at ringside, memphisboxing.com
The main event featured hard-hitting heavyweight Quincey Palmer (3-0, 3 KOs) and Chris Miller, who was making his pro debut. Miller was able to make his first pro boxing fight a success by using his legs and jabbing at the plodding Palmer, who absorbed nearly every shot thrown, thanks to nonexistent head movement or footwork. Though Palmer’s shots carried firepower, he looked for one knockout shot rather than putting together an offense–a tactic that went unrewarded in the four-rounder, as all judges (Gerald Deming, Mack Thornton and Reccia Mullins) scored the contest 39-37 for Miller. (More)
By Tracy Morin at ringside, memphisboxing.com The main event featured hard-hitting heavyweight Quincey Palmer (3-0, 3 KOs) and Chris Miller, …
Promoter Zeferino Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment announced that WBC #15 ranked heavyweight David “El Nino” Rodriguez (36-0, 34 KOs) has agreed to face former WBC Caribbean heavyweight champion Manuel ” El Toro” Quezada (29-7, 19 KOs) for the WBC FECOMBOX title. The Rodriguez versus Quezada showdown will be a pay-per-view event distributed by Integrated Sports that will take place at The Firelake Grand Casino in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The undercard and ticket details will be announced shortly.
Promoter Zeferino Ramirez of Zeferino Entertainment announced that WBC #15 ranked heavyweight David “El Nino” Rodriguez (36-0, 34 KOs) has …
FUEL TV is rapidly becoming the perfect platform to help market some of the UFC’s lesser-known, but extremely skilled, talent. Tuesday night’s card in Fairfax, Virginia is no different.
The six fight main card is headlined by Chan Sung Jung versus Dustin Poirier, a match pitting two featherweights hoping to fight their way into a title shot in a division still seeking a full embrace from the viewing public . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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FUEL TV is rapidly becoming the perfect platform to help market some of the UFC’s lesser-known, but extremely skilled, talent. …
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Carl Froch believes his loyal fans with be the twelfth man when he takes on IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on May 26. The Cobra fights in his hometown for the first time since beating Andre Dirrell in a WBC world title defense in October 2009. Froch has been on the road since that night in some gruelling battles, and the 34 year old says he will take the IBF belt from the unbeaten champ to reward his followers for coming out in force – with the final batch of 400 tickets for the fight now released.
“I have to beat Lucian on May 26 – losing in front of my own fans is just something I cannot contemplate,” said Froch. “They have travelled thousands of miles to watch me during the Super Six, and now they have a massive world title fight on their doorstep as a thank you – but it has to be a party and the only way it will be is if I keep the title here.” (more…)
Photo: Lawrence Lustig Carl Froch believes his loyal fans with be the twelfth man when he takes on IBF super …
WBO #11, IBF #12 heavyweight Konstantin Airich (23-5-2, 17 KOs) is headed to the United States for the biggest fight of his pro career. On Saturday at the Covention Center in Pharr, Texas, Airich meets Cuban Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12 KOs) in Solis first bout since his world title shot against Vitali Klitschko 14 months ago. Coming off two impressive KO wins, Airich sees no reason he won’t keep his streak going. “Why not?” asks Airich. “I’m well prepared for this fight. Solis also has only two fists. Naturally I know that he is a very good boxer. But I also know what can I do myself. I wouldn’t fly to America to fight against him if I thought I had no chance.”
Konstantin Airich and trainer Hans-Jürgen Witte left from Düsseldorf Airport a few days early to get acclimated to the time change. Witte points out that although Airich can’t match Solis’ amateur pedigree, “as a professional he has been through a lot and got to know the ups and downs well. That he traveled as an underdog to the United States makes him even more relaxed. In his last fight against Ondrej Pala, Konstantin was also the underdog and showed what he can do. And with Solis you don’t know what kind of physical and mental condition he’s after his long break.”
WBO #11, IBF #12 heavyweight Konstantin Airich (23-5-2, 17 KOs) is headed to the United States for the biggest fight …
Short documentary of Gennady Golovkin’s TKO win against Makoto Fuchigami in Kiev (Ukraine) on May 12th 2012 including Vitali Klitschko visiting Gennady in the locker room.
Short documentary of Gennady Golovkin’s TKO win against Makoto Fuchigami in Kiev (Ukraine) on May 12th 2012 including Vitali Klitschko …
By Robert Coster
Dominican super flyweight prospect Eliezer Aquino (9-0, 5 KOs) won the WBA Fedecentro belt from titleholder Juan Carlos Guzman (18-4, 9 KOs) with a spirited unanimous ten round decision this Saturday in La Romana, Dominican Republic. This was Aquino’s first fight after a three year layoff, against Guzman, a man walking into the ring with an 18 fight winning streak, so it came as a surprise to the fans that Eliezer jumped right on his rival from round one. Aquino’s superior speed and relentless pressure were the key to success in an action-packed bout. The judges saw Aquino win by a margin of 6, 5 and 4 points.
Another noteworthy result saw junior welterweight prospect Juan Carlos Abreu (8-0, 7 KOs) being taken the distance for the first time, winning a decision over difficult veteran Franklin Frias in six rounds.
By Robert Coster Dominican super flyweight prospect Eliezer Aquino (9-0, 5 KOs) won the WBA Fedecentro belt from titleholder Juan …
On Friday, WBC #6 cruiserweight Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over veteran Zack Page (21-39-2, 7 KOs) in an off-TV bout in Göppingen, Germany. Chakhkiev, the 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist, dropped Page in rounds one, five and six before the bout was waved off. “I always wanted a KO from the beginning I have to confess,” stated Chakhkiev. Page had previously gone the distance with the likes of Seth Mitchell, Mike Perez, Edmund Gerber, Manuel Charr, Michael Sprott, Juan Carlos Gomez and Tyson Fury among others. When asked if he’s ready to fight any of the world champions, Chakhkiev commented “Okay, no problem.” He especially wants to face WBO champion Marco Huck. “I would knock him out!” he proclaimed.
Also in action on the Göppingen card was heavyweight Juan Carlos Gomez (51-3, 37 KOs), who outpointed Maksym Pedyura (14-6-1, 11 KOs) over eight. The 38-year-old Gomez is a former WBC cruiser champion.
On Friday, WBC #6 cruiserweight Rakhim “The Machine” Chakhkiev (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over veteran Zack …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA has called for a purse bid for a mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight world champion Karoly Balzsay and the interim WBA world champion in that division Brian Magee. The proceeding will be led by WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Aurelio Fiengo of the Championships Committee on May 21 at WBA Headquarters in Panama.
By Gabriel F. Cordero The WBA has called for a purse bid for a mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight …
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
There is a youth movement going on in the boxing scene in the Washington, DC area. And we are talking REALLY young. On Saturday night’s Keystone Boxing Promotions card in Washington, DC, there were three boxers on the card who are in their senior year in high school, with two making their pro debuts in front of a packed house estimated at 1,200.
The most notable senior was welterweight “The Beltway Boricua” Dusty Harrison, who turned pro in 2011 at the age of 17. Just eight days away from his 18th birthday, Harrison, a native of DC, turned in a relentless performance stopping Joey “Mundo” Ortega of Lowell, MA at 2:59 of the second round. Harrison walked down his shorter opponent throughout the contest forcing Ortega to hang on to Harrison for dear life, even at the risk of referee Michelle Myers taking a point away, which she did midway through the second. But while Ortega was hanging on to Harrison’s left arm, Harrison was pummeling Ortega with his right. Myers eventually halted the bout. Harrison is now 6-0, three KO’s while Ortega is now 3-22, one KO, having faced an undefeated boxer for the 10th straight time. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside There is a youth movement going on in the boxing scene in the Washington, …
Photos: Amy Wiley Photography
Undefeated Irish super featherweight Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland improved his record to a perfect 26-0, registering his 12th knockout when the action was halted by the referee Benji Estevez in the fourth round as veteran Frankie Archuleta (27-10-1, 14 KOs) was being pounded in tonight’s main event, headlining “Irish Invasion,” at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York.
“Irish Invasion” was presented by Final Round Promotions, in association with Team Snooki Boxing and Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, and sponsored in part by Title Boxing. (more…)
Photos: Amy Wiley Photography Undefeated Irish super featherweight Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland improved his record to a perfect 26-0, registering …
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
WBO #1 super featherweight Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Juan Ruiz (23-10, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Woodland Community Center in Woodland, California. Game effort by Ruiz who crowded Escobedo and made him fight every second of every round for the first half of the fight. Escobedo rocked Ruiz with some big shots in round six and was increasingly dominant after that. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.
Escobedo’s NABO belt was not at stake as the 2004 United States Olympian extended his current winning streak to four and kept his title hopes alive for a summer clash against WBO junior lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner. (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee WBO #1 super featherweight Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round …
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez
WBC Cabofe featherweight belt holder Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan “Pinocchio” Beltran (27-20-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental in Mexico City. The win sets up a July showdown with WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, who was watching from ringside.
In other action, WBC female flyweight champion Mariana Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) took a ten round split decision over Arely Muciño (15-2-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 96-91, 98-90 for Juarez, 95-94 for Muciño.
Also, in a bout for the WBC silver lightweight belt, unbeaten KO artist Abdiel Ramirez (14-0, 13 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Saul Carreon (19-5-1, 12 KOs).
By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez WBC Cabofe featherweight belt holder Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 …
WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over arch nemesis Omar Nino Romero (31-5-2, 13 KOs) on Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was both revenge and redemption for Viloria, who had stated this bout is personal after going 0-1-1 in two previous bouts with Romero. Viloria rocked Romero in round four and continued the assault in round five. Romero was deducted a point for a low blow in round five. Viloria staggered Romero in round nine and Romero’s corner jumped into the ring just as referee Michael Ortega waved it off. Time was 2:07. (more…)
WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over arch nemesis Omar Nino Romero (31-5-2, …
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Since tasting defeat in his professional debut three and a half years ago, welterweight Ricky Duenas has run off 10 straight victories in a row. Make that 11 in a row on Saturday night. Welterweight Ricky Duenas stopped Lawrence Hughes in the first round of a scheduled six round bout at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. The bout headlined a five-bout “Champions of Tomorrow” card, presented by Showdown Promotions. Duenas was coming off a second round knockout over Rufino Flores in his last bout on March 31st. After beginning his career with four straight victories, Hughes had lost his last two bouts in a row. Hughes began the fight well by circling the ring to his left, landing lead right hands to the heads. Later in the round, as Hughes retreated back to a corner, Duenas unleashed a left uppercut to his head. Hughes wobbled, allowing for Duenas to follow up with a right hook to the body. Hughes slumped to the canvas, prompting referee Dr. Lou Moret to step in and stop the bout at 1:52. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside Since tasting defeat in his professional debut three and a half years ago, welterweight Ricky …
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
The “New” Ray Robinson (14-2, 6 KOs) captured the vacant PA welterweight title in resounding fashion at the Newtown Athletic Club in New PA on Saturday night scoring a second round knockout of former US Olympian and fellow southpaw Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen (36-8, 9 KOs) in the scheduled ten round main event of the evening. The lightweight co-feature of the five bout card promoted by Brittany Rogers’ BAM Boxing Promotions saw Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (5-3-1, 1 KO) outwork Kareem “Cool Breeze” Cooley (2-2, 1 KO) over six round rounds to capture the well deserved unanimous decision victory. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside The “New” Ray Robinson (14-2, 6 KOs) captured the vacant PA welterweight title in resounding …
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at ringside
Photos: K2 Ukraine
WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) destroyed Makoto Fuchigami (19-7, 10 KOs) in the third round on Saturday night at the Ice Palace “Terminal” in Brovari, Ukraine. The overmatched Fuchigami was cut by a punch in round one and dropped in round two by a hard Golovkin right hand. Golovkin really unloaded on Fuchigami in round three, putting him down again and it was waved off shortly after. The World Boxing Association has ordered that current “Super Champion” Felix Sturm and Golovkin must fight by September 30, 2012. Golovkin stated after the fight that he wants Sturm next. “If he calls himself a true champion, he must fight me,” said Golovkin.
WBO jr middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (27-1, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Michel Soro (18-1, 11 KOs). Baysangurov started well, but Soro scored a flash knockdown in round two. Zaurbek quickly recovered. During the next several rounds again seized the advantage. The Frenchman gained the advantage in rounds five and six when he shook the champion with some strong combinations. However, in subsequent rounds it was Baysangurov, constantly driven forward by the fans, who seized the advantage and won most exchanges. Soro was a strong contender who created many problems Baysangurov, but in the end the scorecards were 117-111, 116-111, 115-112. Fightnews.com scored it 117-111. It was the first fight, where Baysangurov worked with new trainer Abel Sanchez, who is also the trainer of Gennady Golovkin. (more…)
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at ringside Photos: K2 Ukraine WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) destroyed Makoto Fuchigami …
Surviving a devastating knockdown, a pro-Cuban crowd and judges who’d seen fit to ignore the boxing lesson given by the out-of-towner in the co-main, Cleveland’s Willie Nelson is back on the road again to contention after upsetting formerly undefeated, former Cuban Olympian Yudel Jhonson.
The ten-round junior middleweight fight capped off a solid card televised on ShoBox by Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing from the Texas Station in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more
Ringside report and photos by Chris Cozzone Surviving a devastating knockdown, a pro-Cuban crowd and judges who’d seen fit to …
Vicente Escobedo 129 vs. Juan Ruiz 129
Oscar Gudoy 152 vs. Jaime Del Cid 156
Bret De La Torre 141 vs. Moris Rodriguez 140
Ulises Soriano 134 vs. Gabriel Pineda 136
Denis Madris 125 vs. Luis Villagomez 128
Venue: Woodland Community Center, Woodland, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
Vicente Escobedo 129 vs. Juan Ruiz 129 Oscar Gudoy 152 vs. Jaime Del Cid 156 Bret De La Torre 141 …
By Ron Jackson
With South African boxing in the doldrums and possibly at it lowest ebb in recent years South Africa’s most successful promoter Rodney Berman has come up with a master plan with the introduction of the Super 8 Last Man Standing cruiserweight competition, with the first round commencing at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on June 16.
This has also resulted in trainer Nic Durandt and promoter Berman once again working together after their bad tempered split some four years ago.
Former South African light heavyweight champion Daniel Bruwer (23-4-1, 19 KOs) who has rejoined the Durandt stable meets former South African junior heavyweight champion Danie Venter (12-5, 9 KOs) in the first series of fights. (more…)
By Ron Jackson With South African boxing in the doldrums and possibly at it lowest ebb in recent years South …
Top German network ARD has announced that it won’t televise the July 14 fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora because according to them, the fight doesn’t match the image they are trying to portray. ARD originally wanted the fight, which was to be part of a heavyweight doubleheader also that also would feature WBA beltholder Alexander Povetkin against Hasim Rahman. However, after Wladimir Klitschko labeled Haye-Chisora “a freak show,” the German Boxing Federation (Bund Deutscher Berufssboxer) called on the European Boxing Union to ban the Luxembourg Commission for sanctioning the fight, and the BBBofC threatened to terminate the license of anyone associated with the show, ARD had a change of heart. Promoter Sauerland Event is now reportedly planning to move the Povetkin-Rahman fight to Germany. Haye-Chisora is expected to draw 40,000+ to an outdoor stadium in London if it actually comes off.
Top German network ARD has announced that it won’t televise the July 14 fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora …
Here is a YouTube playlist containing the weigh-in, a media workout and more…
Here is a YouTube playlist containing the weigh-in, a media workout and more…
Top British promoter Frank Warren has hit back at the British Boxing Board of Control over their threat to ban anyone participating in the Haye vs. Chisora fight slated for July 14 in London. Warren charges that the BBBofC has 1) no substantive grounds to revoke his license and 2) has not properly complied with any procedural requirements.
Warren further alleges that the BBBofC is trying to stop him from being involved in a legitimate and lawful fight governed by another Federation and interfering with his freedom to work and to earn a living. He wants written confirmation that he will not lose his license by close of business on Wednesday or he’s taking them to court.
Sent: Fri May 11 19:38:57 2012
Dear Mr Smith,
I refer to the press release which you issued earlier this week in which you state that any member of the British Boxing Board of Control who participates in the Haye v. Chisora fight “will be deemed to have terminated” both his membership of your Board and his licence. As you know I am Dereck Chisora’s manager and even if I am not at the fight I will be ‘participating’ in accordance with your definition of this word in the press release.
I write to make two complaints about your press release. The first is that there are no substantive grounds to revoke my licence and the second is that you have not properly complied with any procedural requirements. (more…)
Top British promoter Frank Warren has hit back at the British Boxing Board of Control over their threat to ban …
Before a standing room only crowd of 1,736 Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, top middleweight prospect and Emanuel Steward protege Tony Harrison boosted his record to 7-0 with a second round KO over game, but overmatched Ishwar Amador. Harrison, fighting out of Kronk Boxing and wearing the traditional Kronk’s gold trucks, stalked Amador the entire first round before finding the range with a barrage of punches to caused referee Tony Crebs to stop the fight at 1:56 of the second. (more…)
Before a standing room only crowd of 1,736 Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, top middleweight prospect and …
Allan Green has arrived in Denmark. One week before his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver) showdown with Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) at PARKEN Stadium, the 32-year-old American (31-3, 21 KOs) and his coach Anthony Wilson landed at Copenhagen airport. “I am here to beat Mikkel Kessler and take the belt home,” Green said when meeting crews and photographers upon his arrival. “I plan to put a lot of hurt on him. I have seen almost all of his fights, there is nothing he can do to surprise me. I know what to expect.”
Green is very satisfied with his preparation in America: “I have been training hard and everything has been coming together nicely. I have the energy and the power to put him into a lot of trouble. What that means, Kessler will find out the hard way on May 19. He will go down.”
Allan Green has arrived in Denmark. One week before his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver) showdown with Mikkel Kessler …
Photo by Chris Cozzone: Former greats “Iron” Mike Tyson and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad yuck it up in the corner at last night’s fights at the Texas Station. Muhammad cornered Badou Jack (left), who won a split decision over Alexander Brand in the co-main. Tyson walked Jack into the ring, but stayed around to watch the fights.
Photo by Chris Cozzone: Former greats “Iron” Mike Tyson and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad yuck it up in the corner at …
WBA interim flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (28-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina successfully defended his title against previously unbeaten challenger Karim Guerfi (18-1, 4 KOs) of France on Friday night at the Super Domo Orfeo in Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina. The official Judges scorecards were 116-112, 116-114, 116-111 all in favor to Reveco.
WBA interim flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (28-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina successfully defended his title against previously unbeaten challenger …
By Dennis Principe
Photos: Kristian Encarnacion
If the weigh-in is an indication, then fireworks are expected when WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria stakes his crown against former tormentor Omar Nino Romero of Mexico Sunday morning at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines. Viloria and Romero had no difficulty meeting the weight limit as they both tallied a fit 112lbs during the official weigh-in held at the Discovery Suites.
“We’ve already put in 24 rounds so what’s another 12 rounds? We’ve trained everyday for three months so we’re going to give our 110% because that’s what we’re here for,” said Viloria.
Supporting the main eventer are two former champions Rodel Mayol of the Phillippines and another Mexican Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda in a 10-round non-title fight which could serve as potential challenger for the winner between Viloria and Miranda. Both weighed 114.
The card, dubbed “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.
By Dennis Principe Photos: Kristian Encarnacion If the weigh-in is an indication, then fireworks are expected when WBO flyweight champion …
The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 10 – ‘So Real it’s Unreal’ – aired Friday evening and saw both Team Cruz and Team Faber walk-away with one win apiece. In the first fight of the night Team Cruz’ James Vick, of Fort Worth, Texas defeated Pembroke, Massachusetts native Joe Proctor by unanimous decision with scores of 20-18. Team Faber followed this up with a win of their own, as Michael Chiesa of Spokane, Washinton defeated Justin Lawrence of Pacific, Missouri by TKO at 1:02 of the sudden victory round.
UFC President Dana White closed out the episode by announcing the next two quarterfinal match ups, which will air next Friday, May 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. (more…)
The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 10 – ‘So Real it’s Unreal’ – aired Friday evening and saw both Team Cruz …
By Ron Jackson
South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha meets his first international opponent when he faces Filipino Marjohn Yap over ten rounds at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday. (more…)
By Ron Jackson South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha meets his first international opponent when he faces Filipino Marjohn …
By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Welterweight Aron Martinez is not known for his punching power, but it sure helped sway the fight in his favor on Friday night. Martinez dropped Marks once in the fourth round, eventually finishing him off in the seventh round of a scheduled eight round bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The bout headlined a seven-bout “Locked N’ Loaded” card, presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.
Martinez was victorious in his last bout on February 24th, winning an eight round technical split decision over Dashon Johnson. Martinez got up from a flash knockdown to outbox Johnson throughout most of the fight to win. Marks was coming off a seventh round knockout over Oscar Godoy in his last fight in January. The victory over Godoy snapped a two-bout losing streak. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Welterweight Aron Martinez is not known for his punching power, but …
Substitute jr middleweight Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) won a surprise ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Yudel Jhonson (12-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. The 6’3 Nelson dropped Jhonson with a right hand in round two, but didn’t follow up. Jhonson floored Nelson hard in round four with a big left. Nelson, however, staggered Jhonson in round five and pretty much controlled the fight after that. Scores were 95-94, 97-92, 97-92. Nelson, who is trained by Jack Loew, took the fight on 11 days notice after Jhonson’s original foe Freddy Hernandez pulled out with an injury.
In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #9 Badou Jack “The Ripper” (11-0, 8 KOs) barely won an unpopular eight round split decision Alexander Brand (17-1, 15 KOs). The wild, free-swinging attacks of Brand gave Jack all sorts of problems, but Jack prevailed on two cards 77-75, 77-75. Brand was up 77-75 on the third card.
In other results: Cuban super featherweight Rances Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) remained undefeated with an eight-round unanimous decision over Las Vegas’ Robert Osiobe (11-5-4, 6 KOs). Scores were 79-72 and 78-73 twice. Las Vegas super feather Jesus Gutierrez (4-0, 2 KOs) brought the crowd to watch him batter crosstown debuter Jimmy Jones (0-1) around, knocking him down twice en route to a TKO win at 2:34 of round three. All three pre-TV bouts ended by TKO: Cuban light-heavy Yunieski Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) took out Phoenix’ Carlos Reyes (5-4-1, 3 KOs) at 1:39 of the first; Michigan cruiser William Mitch Williams (4-2-1, 4 KOs) stopped Carlos Gaytan (3-1-1, 3 KOs), of Reno, at 1:20 of the first; and Puerto Rican super middleweight Roberto Acevedo (4-0, 3 KOs) TKO’d Milwaukee’s Martinez Porter (1-2) at 2:19 of round two. Stay tuned for a full report and gallery tomorrow.
Ringside results and photos by Chris Cozzone Substitute jr middleweight Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) won a surprise …