WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Boxing Result

Bute-Froch undercard results

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Raul Hirales (16-1-1, 8 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF Inter-Continental belt. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 119-109.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Pier Olivier Cote (19-0, 13 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Mark Lloyd (15-6, 3 KOs). Cote dropped Lloyd twice in round five and the referee waved it off as Cote continued to batter Lloyd. Time was 2:45.

Jr middleweight Erick Ochieng (10-1, 3 KOs) outpointed A.A. Lowe (10-7-1, 2 KOs) by scores of 100-90, 99-91, 98-92 to retain the English “11 stone” belt.

In a clash of unbeaten super bantamweights, Carl Frampton (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over …


Announcement

Kiattaweesuk Killed In Car Accident

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF #1 122 pounder Thantong Kiattaweesuk was tragically killed Saturday in a car accident in Bangkok, Thailand. Thantong’s wife and twin nephews were also killed in the car accident. were also killed. Kiattaweesuk stopped South African Macbute Sinyabi in ten rounds of an IBF elimination bout on May 18 in Thailand. He was scheduled to meet the winner of the Nonito Donaire vs. Jeffery Mathebula WBO/IBF world title bout. Jimmy Chaichotchuang who was Thantong’s manager and promoter said, “it is tragic news that Thantong has passed away in a car accident with his wife and nephews. He had achieved so much in boxing as amateur and professional also was a national Muay Thai champion. He was a hero of boxing fans and a role model in Thailand.”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF #1 122 pounder Thantong Kiattaweesuk was tragically killed Saturday …



UFC

Mir and the biggest fight of his life

He’s one half of the biggest heavyweight fight of 2012 thus far, yet Frank Mir is as cool, calm, and collected as he’s always been before his UFC 146 battle with heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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He’s one half of the biggest heavyweight fight of 2012 thus far, yet Frank Mir is as cool, calm, and …


Boxing News

Allakhverdiev-Holt June 20 in Russia

An agreement has been made for former world champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) and world ranked junior welterweight Khabib Allakhverdiev (16-0, 7 KOs) of Russia to meet June 20th in Moscow, Russia in a 12 round main event. Negotiations had been going on between the teams of both fighters for the last few days. Holt recently pulled of his scheduled ESPN2 main event againt Josesito Lopez that was scheduled for June 23rd in California when the bout was switched to an outdoor open venue. He will now travel to Moscow, Russia to face the highly touted Allakhverdiev who already has one former world champion under his belt in Nate Campbell whom he defeated last year in Russia and he’ll now look to add Holt to his resume as well.

An agreement has been made for former world champion Kendall Holt (28-5, 16 KOs) and world ranked junior welterweight Khabib …




Scale Watch

Maderna-Acosta II weigh-in

The weigh-in for Saturday´s rematch between WBO #10 ranked Ezequiel “El Olímpico” Maderna (16-0, 12 KOs) of Argentina and countryman Rubén “Siru” Acosta (24-6-5, 8 KOs) took place Friday in Argentina. Each fighter comfortably made the 168 pound max weight limit allowed for their 12 round main event. The two met over a year ago at the same location where Maderna stepped up in class and clearly beat Acosta in a good action fight. The bout will take place once again at el Club Atlético Platense de La Plata La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina Boxing Promotions, headed by Mario Margossian will promote the event

The weigh-in for Saturday´s rematch between WBO #10 ranked Ezequiel “El Olímpico” Maderna (16-0, 12 KOs) of Argentina and countryman …


Boxing News

Cotto,Lennon Jr receive awards in Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

On Friday, the local Government of Cancun, Quintana Roo in Mexico paid tribute to legendary ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. and Puerto Rican three-time world champion Miguel Cotto as a token of appreciation for their contributions to the world of boxing. Click for photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel On Friday, the local Government of Cancun, Quintana Roo in Mexico paid tribute …


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Preview: UFC 146

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Tomorrow’s UFC 146 features an all-heavyweight affair. From title bouts to bouts with title implications, the MGM Grand will be the event where the big boys play. While the gentleman north of 205-pounds can sometimes gas out in a 15-minute affair, a look across the main card reveals a set of fighters rarely in a boring fight. For the novelty alone, this is a card you don’t want to miss. And on paper, this should be a night of highlight reel finishes. (more…)

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr. Tomorrow’s UFC 146 features an all-heavyweight affair. From title bouts to bouts with title implications, …


Boxing Result

Oquendo stops Abell in ninth

By Bill Hillman at ringside
Photo: Jaime Ramirez

Chicago-based heavyweight veteran Fast Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over southpaw Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (28-6, 27 KOs) on Friday night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Abell got off to a good start, but Oquendo drive him into the ropes in round three and was credited with a knockdown. Fres was in command after that, finally getting the stoppage at 1:53 of the ninth round.

Earler, heavyweight Elijah McCall, son of former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall, scored a clean sixth round KO over Stan Allen. Time was 2:26.

By Bill Hillman at ringside Photo: Jaime Ramirez Chicago-based heavyweight veteran Fast Fres Oquendo (34-7, 22 KOs) scored a ninth …



Boxing Result

Pendarvis defeats Frankel

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis won a hard-fought 12 round unanimous decision over tough Robert Frankel at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. The southpaw Pendarvis was the quicker of the two fighters, utilizing his speed to land right-left combinations to the head. Not to be outdone, Frankel found some success by countering with right hands and landing punches when he had Pendarvis against the ropes. Although Frankel pressed forward, he was not as active as he should have been, allowing Pendarvis to dictate the pace and fighting from a distance. All three judges scored the bout in favor of Pendarvis, 117-111, 118-110, and 119-109. Fightnews.com scored the bout 116-112 in favor of Pendarvis, who resides in South Central Los Angeles, CA and improves to 15-3-2, 5 KOs. Frankel, from Denver, CO, falls to 30-12-1, 6 KOs. The bout headlined a six-bout “War at Woodland Hills 8” card, presented by Art of Boxing Promotions, Bash Boxing, and Ural Boxing Promotions. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis won a hard-fought 12 round unanimous decision over …


Scale Watch

Weights from Columbus, Ohio

Mark Salser 139.5 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 139
Leo Martinez 139.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 140
Brian Holstein 188 vs. Tyler Perrault 193.5
Augustin Cicero 145.5 vs. Afrim Memo 146
Donald Anderson 172 vs. Mike Beesley 178.5
Venue: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Mark Salser 139.5 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 139 Leo Martinez 139.5 vs. Jonathan Garcia 140 Brian Holstein 188 vs. Tyler Perrault …


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Weights from Cancun

Photos: Rene Perez

Pablo Cesar Cano 138.4 vs. Fidel Monterrosa 137.6
Sergio Thompson 129.8 vs. Juan Ramon Solis 128.4
Wilbert Uicab 112.6 vs. Herald Molina 111.4
Deontay Wilder 218.8 vs. Jesse Oltmanns 217.6

Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: Televisa/Fox Deportes
More weights and photos…

Photos: Rene Perez Pablo Cesar Cano 138.4 vs. Fidel Monterrosa 137.6 Sergio Thompson 129.8 vs. Juan Ramon Solis 128.4 Wilbert …


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Weights from Tucson

Photos: German Villasenor/Top Rank

Jose Benavidez 144 vs. Josh Sosa 142.8
Jesus Soto Karass 152 vs. Sid El-Harrak 150
Hanzel Martinez 118 vs. German Cruz 116.2
Erik Flores 136.4 vs. Rodolfo Gamez 135
Javier Garcia 133.8 vs. Juan Jaramillo 131.6
Andrew Hernandez 168.8 vs. Katrell Straus 167.8
Abel Ramos 142.2 vs. Cassius Clay 141.2
Andrey Klimov 134.6 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 133.8

Benavidez returns Saturday

Top undefeated prospect Jose Benavidez will return to the ring this Saturday in Tucson, Arizona in a new “Top Rank Live” boxing show that will take place at Casino del Sol and will be telecast in the United States on Azteca America Nework. An injury to his right hand has kept Benavidez (14-0, 12 KOs) the young prospect from Phoeniz, Arizona away from the ring, but now that he’s healthy and after a good camp in Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California, he’s ready to go. Benavides will take on Josh Sosa (10-2, 5 KOs) of Kansas Sity in an eight round welterweight bout. (more…)

Photos: German Villasenor/Top Rank Jose Benavidez 144 vs. Josh Sosa 142.8 Jesus Soto Karass 152 vs. Sid El-Harrak 150 Hanzel …



Boxing Result

Kim hands Rahimov first loss

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photos: Bob Barton

Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (24-7, 18 KOs) showed why he is an ESPN fan favorite, as he erupted for more than 1200 punches in a 10 round lightweight contest showcased on ESPN Friday Night Fights’ main event. Kim won a unanimous decision over WBO #2 contender, Alisher “Ali” Rahimov (23-1, 12 KOs) in a contest that had the near capacity crowd at the Ameristar Casino and Spa on the St. Charles, MO riverfront.

Rumble Time Promotions in conjunction with Banner Promotions put on a 8 fight card as part of the kickoff to the Memorial Day weekend, with the main and co-main events being shown live on ESPN.

Kim put on a masterful display of endurance, averaging an astonishing 122 punches thrown per round, landing at a 24% clip, more than doubling his opponent’s output. (more…)

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside Photos: Bob Barton Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (24-7, 18 KOs) showed why he …


UFC

UFC 146 at the scales

Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC 146, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight championship bout between Junior dos Santos and Frank Mir and the heavyweight bout between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FX for four televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see three prelim bouts at 6:45 pm ET / 3:45 am PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC Heavyweight Championship
Frank Mir (261) VS Junior Dos Santos (239)

PPV MAIN CARD
Antonio Silva (264) VS Cain Velasquez (240)
Dave Herman (233) VS Roy Nelson (254)
Shane Del Rosario (246) VS Stipe Miocic (245)
Stefan Struve (255) VS Lavar Johnson (248)

FX FIGHTS
Darren Elkins (145) VS Diego Brandao (145)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Jamie Varner (156)
CB Dollaway (186) VS Jason Miller (185)
Duane Ludwig (171) VS Dan Hardy (170)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Paul Sass (156) VS Jacob Volkmann (155)
Glover Teixeira (204) VS Kyle Kingsbury (205)
Daniel Pineda (146) vs Mike Brown (145)
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Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales Weigh-in results for UFC 146, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight championship bout …


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UFC 146: Biggest fight night ever

Literally the biggest fight card of all time will detonate at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday night as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization presents UFC 146: THE HEAVYWEIGHTS on Pay-Per-View.

The first ever all-heavyweight main card is headlined by UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos making his first title defense against the most successful heavyweight of all time, two-time champion Frank Mir. This titanic main event is supported by four other heavyweight collisions and, in total, 10 of division’s elite – and over 2400lbs of fighter – will be throwing leather in Las Vegas on Saturday. (more…)

Literally the biggest fight card of all time will detonate at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas on Saturday …


Scale Watch

Weights from La Paz, BC

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Julio Cesar Garcia 159.50 vs David Lopez 159.50
Edgar Monarez 125.10 vs Albero Ruiz 124
Jose ¨Venado¨Perez 121.50 vs Manuel Amador 121.60

Venue: Jorge Campos Gym Auditorium
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Cadena 3

By Gabriel F. Cordero Julio Cesar Garcia 159.50 vs David Lopez 159.50 Edgar Monarez 125.10 vs Albero Ruiz 124 Jose …



Boxing News

Castro-Dallas collide June 22

WBO #4 rated junior welterweight Javier Castro (27-4, 22 KOs) and Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it out on June 22 in an ESPN “Friday Night Fights” clash at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. In recent fights, Castro took down Jesus Pabon in Miami and Javier Monserrate in Puerto Rico. “Another hometown favorite will go down on June 22,” Castro promises. “Dallas will not be able to withstand my knockout power.”

The card also features undefeated middleweight Brandon Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) against TBA. The main event is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Promociones Del Pueblo.

WBO #4 rated junior welterweight Javier Castro (27-4, 22 KOs) and Mike Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) will battle it …


Boxing News

Aguiniga comeback continues

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to Ventura County for the second time this year with a former world title contender hoping to return to prominence more than seven years ago. Unbeaten Jose Aguiniga will fight Eduardo Arcos in a scheduled 10 round super featherweight bout on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, CA. The bout will headline an eight-bout “Commotion by the Ocean” card, presented by El Dorado Entertainment.

Aguiniga (32-0, 14 KOs) returned from a five-year hiatus from the ring on February 25th, when he won a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Juan Ruiz. Aguiniga, who resides in nearby Oxnard, stepped away from boxing in 2007 to deal with economic issues outside of the ring and weight issues. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Boxing returns to Ventura County for the second time this year with a former world title contender …


Boxing News

Calderon-Fuentes on August 4

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Former WBO 105lb champion Iván Calderón (35-2-1, 6 KOs) has confirmed that on August 4 he will be challenging for the crown he held for many years against reigning champion Moisés Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) at the Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, however prior to that Fuentes will have an optional June 2 defense against Mexican countryman Julio César Félix (17-3, 7 KOs) in Tijuana. “The only danger is Fuentes fights on June 2 and I hope he doesn’t stumble,” said Calderon. “This fight has been postponed several times. Not because of the boxers but rather for several promotional obstacles and logistics.” (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Former WBO 105lb champion Iván Calderón (35-2-1, 6 KOs) has confirmed that on August …


Feature Story

Pendarvis overcomes obstacles

By Francisco Salazar
Photo: Bash Boxing

If one were to look at the personal life of Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis, one would think that he should be locked up or in jail. Maybe even dead. A product of the foster system, a younger brother who was killed, and his birth mother paralyzed were challenges that forced Pendarvis to become mentally strong at an early age. Add to that an upbringing in South Central Los Angeles, where he was surrounded by drugs and violence while he was growing up.

Yet, he was able to find solace and refuge in a boxing ring when he was 10 years old. It is the sport that he has given so much to and hopes that it will give him something in return at this stage in his career. Pendarvis will fight Robert Frankel in a 12 round junior welterweight bout tonight at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, CA. Both fighters will be vying for two regional title belts. The clash will headline a six-bout “War at Woodland Hills 8” card, presented by Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photo: Bash Boxing If one were to look at the personal life of Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis, one …


Scale Watch

Photos: Bute, Froch make weight

Photos: Herby Whyne

IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute weighed in at 167.75 for Saturday’s showdown with former WBC champion Carl Froch in Nottingham, England. Froch scaled in at 167.3. Less than 100 tickets remain for the fight – they will be available to purchase at the Capital FM Arena Box Office tomorrow.

Other weights:
Carl Frampton 121.5 vs. Raul Hirales 121.4
Pier-Oliver Cote 142.25 vs. Mark Lloyd 143.6
Erick Ochieng 152.6 vs. AA Lowe 152.5
John Ryder 160.25 vs. Luke Robinson 162.5
Ryan Aston 161.8 vs. Paul Samuels 158.1
Adnan Amar 158.25 vs. Terry Carruthers 157.4
More photos…

Photos: Herby Whyne IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute weighed in at 167.75 for Saturday’s showdown with former WBC …


UFC

UFC Champ Makes Kid’s Dream Come True

Reigning UFC® heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos may be wrapped in UFC gold now, but there was a time where he was just another poor kid from Brazil, dreaming of one day becoming a fighter and making a better life for himself. (more…)

Reigning UFC® heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos may be wrapped in UFC gold now, but there was a time where …


Boxing News

Worldkid Promotional Debut in Brooklyn

By Mike Bernier

At the Yeman Café in downtown Brooklyn local boxer, Sadam ‘Worldkid’ Ali (14-0, 8 KO’s) held his first press conference for his promotion company, Worldkid Promotions, to announce his card on Saturday, June 2nd at the Aviator Sports Complex. Ali is currently a free agent and not signed to any major promotion company. For now he is promoting his own headlining card and showcasing other local boxers.

Ali who was a 2008 US Olympian and a two-time NYC Golden Gloves champion will defend his undefeated record in an 8 round Welterweight WBU title bout. Battle tested, Franklin Gonzalez (15-9, 10 KO’s) of Dominican Republic has been announced as his opponent. Gonzalez has experience in his pro career with fights against names like Dmitriy Salita (Lost UD), David Estrada (Lost KO in 5th), and Luis Collazo (Lost TKO in 3rd). Gonzalez is a handpicked opponent for Ali but sometimes in this sport experience is all you need to beat an undefeated up and coming prospect. This will be the biggest test of Ali’s young career. “I haven’t fought since September and I’m excited for the fight,” said Ali. (more…)

By Mike Bernier At the Yeman Café in downtown Brooklyn local boxer, Sadam ‘Worldkid’ Ali (14-0, 8 KO’s) held his …


Boxing News

Froch: Bute is probably brave and stupid

Former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch said IBF champion Lucian Bute is making a big mistake to face him on his home turf. “He’s probably brave and stupid, a bit of both, to come here,” Froch said at today’s weigh-in. “He’s looking at my last fight against Ward and is thinking ‘maybe Froch is finished, he’s coming off the back of a loss.’ I don’t know what he’s thinking in his mind but I just think he’s got the safety net of a rematch clause and he’s stepping up now to this level. Does he know he can do it or not? I’m not so sure if he’s convinced. He’ll be feeling the nerves and the pressure. He’s got a lot to prove and he’s got it all to do on Saturday against me in my hometown. It’s going to be very difficult for him to get a win in Nottingham.”

Former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch said IBF champion Lucian Bute is making a big mistake to face him …


Boxing News

Hasson-Armenta headline in Atlantic City

Dee Lee Promotions presents unbeaten super middleweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (13-0, 5 KOs) against George “The Rooster” Armenta (14-8, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder on June 1 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City. The eight-round co-main event features super bantamweight “Pretty Boy” Coy Evans (10-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. TBA. On the undercard, heavyweight Joey “The Polish Thunder” Dawejko (6-0-1, 2 KOs) faces Edwin Ranquillo (2-1, 1 KO), light heavyweight Frankie “The Freight Train” Filippone (9-2, 2 KOs) meets Keandre Leatherwood (9-1, 6 KOs), super middleweight Isiah Seldon (6-0, 3 KOs), son of former heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, takes on Lekan Byfield (2-1). Also seeing action are Anthony “The Bull” Smith (13-0, 10 KOs) and Mike Tiberi (19-1, 7 KOs) in separate bouts. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., with the first bout slated for 8:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $40, $55, $65 and $100 and can be purchased at the Tropicana Box Office or Ticketmaster (1.800.745.3000).

Dee Lee Promotions presents unbeaten super middleweight Dennis “The Assassin” Hasson (13-0, 5 KOs) against George “The Rooster” Armenta (14-8, …


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Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz Ready for First World Title Fight

By Miguel Maravilla

Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KOs) is ready for his first world title fight against IBF #1 contender South Africa’s Vusi Malinga (20-3, 12 KOs) for the vacant IBF Bantamweight title as he gets set to open the Showtime quadruple header next Saturday, June 2 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

“I have been training like never before I am training really hard to win this title,” Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com
It was another day at work for the 23 year old Santa Cruz as he worked out for the media at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood California. He began the day shadow boxing for cameras before hitting heavy bag. In his closing workout, Santa Cruz worked on his timing hitting the double end bag. Santa Cruz is trained by his father Jose Santa Cruz training out of the Who’s Next Gym in Industry California and began working with strength and conditioning coach Daniel Garcia for his upcoming fight with Vusi Malinga. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KOs) is ready for his first world title fight against IBF …


Boxing News

Sirb: You are just very lucky that Mr. McCall came through this fight without any further serious medical issues

Please let me try to educate you once again – BoxRec only shows you the Boxers record – it does NOT show you any “medical” suspensions – Also you MUST understand that when the fight is in Germany it is YOUR responsibility to verify this Boxers’ win/loss record and medical/administrative suspensions just as if any German boxer that would fight on US soil – it would be that US Boxing Commission’s JOB to determine this Boxers ability to be licensed. I really feel you are trying to place the blame on others when this fight happened in YOUR COUNTRY under YOUR supervision

I would hope that you and your countrymen can learn from this mistake – you are just very lucky that Mr. McCall came through this fight without any further serious medical issues.

Gregory P. Sirb
PA. State Athletic Commission

Please let me try to educate you once again – BoxRec only shows you the Boxers record – it does …


Boxing News

Pütz responds to Sirb on McCall suspension issue

Dear Mr. Sirb,

Thank you very much for your clarification and your support. It is deeply appreciated although I don’t understand why we are exchanging messages via Fightnews rather than just talking on the phone or exchanging e-mails. I hope on your understanding that this will be my last public response to your comments because I think it’s ridiculous that we share our conversation with the boxing world. I will be more than happy to discuss with you directly all pending issues and open questions and I hope that the same counts for you.

When I read your statement I was wondering why you hadn’t tried to reach out to me when you obviously knew about the letter I received from Florida and you were also aware of medical issues which I didn’t know about. You find my contact details on the official BDB website (www.boxen-bdb.de) and I am always thankful for any remarks made in respect to BDB events or fighters competing on BDB shows. Obviously, we misinterpreted the letter from Florida as approval and confirmation. I apologize for this misunderstanding and misinterpretation. But I was convinced that a fighter suspended by a boxing of athletic commission in any US state will automatically be suspended in any State as per the ABC. (more…)

Dear Mr. Sirb, Thank you very much for your clarification and your support. It is deeply appreciated although I don’t …


Boxing News

Austrian Federation weighs in on Brewster

It got mentioned the statement on numerous internet platforms that Lamon Brewster fought under the supervision of the FVA, the Austrian Boxing Federation, in 2009 and 2012. As a matter of fact, the FVA sanctioned 3 bouts of Lamon Brewster in 2009 and 2010 that were held in Germany and promoted by Sauerland Event, but Mr. Brewster was not suspended according to the fight fax report regarding Mr. Brewster. His last suspension prior to 2009 got lifted on 10th October 2007.

Best regards,
Marion Palatin
Vice-President
Faustkämpferverband Austria
(Austrian Boxing Federation)

It got mentioned the statement on numerous internet platforms that Lamon Brewster fought under the supervision of the FVA, the …


Boxing News

Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel Live


UFC

Velasquez ready for Silva

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

On what was supposed to be the biggest card in UFC history, Cain Velasquez was slated to face Frank Mir in a co-main event, title eliminator bout. When Mir got moved up to the main event—and the title shot that accompanied it—the former champion remained in the co-main event slot, though it’s unclear whether the bout is a title eliminator. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. On what was supposed to be the biggest card in UFC history, Cain Velasquez was …


Boxing News

Spinks hard at work

Photos: Team Spinks

Former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) is training hard for is upcoming rematch against current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs). “I am training tremendously hard for my upcoming fight. I can’t wait until June 30 for my fans to see me put on an awesome show. I am excited because that night I will be the new junior middleweight champion of the world and a world champion for the 6th time,” said Spinks. Spinks-Bundrage is scheduled for June 30th at the Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California with Showtime being said to air the bout. More photos

Photos: Team Spinks Former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) is training hard for is upcoming rematch against …


Boxing Result

Concepcion stops Zaleta

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA flyweight world champion Luis ¨Nica” Concepcion (25-3, 19 KOs) of Panama won by technical knockout at 1:14 of the second round against young Mexican boxer Odilon Zaleta (14-2, 7 KOs) on Thursday night at the Roberto Duran Gym in Panama City. Concepcion is world ranked by all associations at flyweight.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA flyweight world champion Luis ¨Nica” Concepcion (25-3, 19 KOs) of Panama won by technical …


Boxing News

“Lights, Camera, Kimmel”

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrives backstage at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ABC television show for his appearance Thursday night from Hollywood,Ca. Pacquiao prepares 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.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao arrives backstage at the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” ABC television show for his …










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