Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Arana Vazquez returns Friday

This Friday at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro Stars Boxing) present a card headlined by former WBA Light Flyweight and Flyweight World Champion Roberto (La Araña) Vasquez (29-5, 21 KOs) will face Mexico’s Mario “Maca” Briones (21-1-1, 15 KOs) over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title. 28-year-old Vasquez, who started his career at 106 lbs., is still wildly popular in his homeland and will be looking to continue building momentum for his career resurgence against the 26-year-old Briones.

In the other bouts, Uruguay’s Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (8-1, 5 KOs) will face The Dominican Republic’s Maribel “Vispa” Santana (11-9-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-rounder for the vacant WBA Female Lightweight World Championship; and Panama City’s Azael “Turbo” Cosio 13-1-2, 10 KOs) will take on Dominican Republic’s Tomas Mendez (15-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round battle for the WBC Latino Welterweight title.

This Friday at Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama, promoters Sampson Lewkowicz (Sampson Boxing LLC) and Carlos Gonzalez (Pro …


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Orlando Salido Victory Lap

Orlando “Siri” Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, will take a victory lap this weekend with visits to Mexico City and Miami. The Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico native, will arrive in Mexico City tonight and will visit with the Mexican Media on Friday, before appearing in studio on the very popular boxing show “Golpe a Golpe” that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez host on ESPNDeportes. Salido will then fly to Miami on Saturday, to appear on Sunday, in “Republica Deportiva” in highest rated sports show in the Univision National Network at the invitation of his fine producer Rick Seara.

Salido is coming of his second win over Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, whom he stopped in the 10th round of the best fight of the year so far. The Mexican warior went back to Puerto Rico last march 10 to give Lopez a rematch of their fight on April of last year, where Salido stopped the Puerto Rican in eight rounds. (more…)

Orlando “Siri” Salido, the WBO featherweight champion, will take a victory lap this weekend with visits to Mexico City and …



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Gonzalez-Rojas in Cancun on April 28

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It was confirmed that the fight between the current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and featherweight world champion in recess Elio Rojas will collide on April 28 at the 7,000-seat Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun. The same night IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado will defend his crown against mandatory challenger Martin Honorio. The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing, Don King Productions Inc. and Pepe Gomez. This Tuesday in Mexico City was the WBC’s one-month pre weigh-in of Jhonny Gonzalez, who scaled in at 135.50 pounds.

By Gabriel F. Cordero It was confirmed that the fight between the current WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and …


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Mitchell replaces injured Camacho Jr.

Middleweight Eric Mitchell (23-8-1, 11 KOs) and former middleweight title challenger Elvin “The Lycan” Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) will meet in the 8-round co-feature on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Mitchell replaces Hector Camacho Jr. who pulled out with a hand injury. Lightweights “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) and “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) will meet in the 10-round main event from MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut.

Middleweight Eric Mitchell (23-8-1, 11 KOs) and former middleweight title challenger Elvin “The Lycan” Ayala (24-5-1, 11 KOs) will meet …




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Pavlik ready to start comeback

Photos: Miguel Salazar/Top Rank

Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik held a media day today at the Jesse James Leija Gym in San Antonio, Texas. Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! fight card in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome on Saturday. He will take on Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) in a ten-round bout which will open the telecast on Azteca America. The main event will feature featherweight Alejandro Lopez (23-3, 7 KOs) of Tijuana against Russian-born Evegeny Gradovich (12-0, 6 KOs).

Tickets are $100 VIP, $50, $25 plus applicable fees and may be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlet locations, through in the internet at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000. Top Rank is promoting in association with Jesse James Leija and Mike Battah Promotions. (more…)

Photos: Miguel Salazar/Top Rank Former middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik held a media day today at the Jesse James Leija …


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Krasniqi approved as Cleverly challenger

The World Boxing Organisation have now officially approved Robin Krasniqi as the challenger for Nathan’s Cleverly’s World Light-Heavyweight title on Saturday 28th April at the Royal Albert Hall in London. After some uncertainty about Krasniqi last week when he was announced as Cleverly’s opponent, promoter Frank Warren and the WBO Championship Committee have resolved the situation and the Welshman will now proceed with the fourth defence of his title with the winner to face the mandatory challenger in 120 days. It’s set to be a landmark occasion with world championship boxing returning to the iconic venue for the first time in over a decade.

The World Boxing Organisation have now officially approved Robin Krasniqi as the challenger for Nathan’s Cleverly’s World Light-Heavyweight title on …


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Mikito Soto headlines April 13

The next edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” will take place April 13 at the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum in Hatillo, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank, to be televised live on WAPA America. The main event is Miguel “Mikito” Soto (9-0, 9 KOs) against Gadiel Andaluz (4-3-1, 2 KOs) in a 130-pound six round bout. Also a six rounders, Angel “Pito” Fret (13-0, 9 KOs) will fight against Eduardo Melendez (4-10, 1 KOs) in the super bantamweight division, and Osenohan “Cano” Vazquez (6-1, 2 KOs) will face Javier Pérez (8-5, 3 KOs) at junior welter.

“We are going to present the new edition of this successful seies A Puño Limpio for the first time in Hatillo. This show is on April 13 because April 6th is Good Friday, a holiday in Puerto Rico. But on April 13 in Hatillo we will have as the headliners three fighters from the north area of Puerto Rico, surrounding Hatillo. Soto, from Arecibo, Fret, from Vega Alta and Vazquez, from Vega Baja, as well as six more bouts,” promoter Ivan Rivera said.

The next edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” will take place April 13 at the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum …


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No title fights in Quebec

By Dave Spencer

Don’t be expecting to see any Canadian title fights any time soon. According to both promoter Yvon Michel and Ed Pearson of the National Championship Committee (NCC) a $5,000 non-refundable deposit payable to the Quebec Commission for any championship fights held in the province. “I don’t see us having any Canadian title fights anytime soon,” said Michel. “It was a good way to have our young fighters progress and fight for something, but not at that cost.”

The move was made as an apparent transparency move by the Quebec regulatory board to make it so that payment of officials came from the Commission, not the promoter. “Our cost of a world title fight is approximately $10,000 and is split between the two promoters,” said Michel that he might be saving money as a result. “But it costs about $500 to do the same for Canadian belt, I’d be losing about $4,500 for every other title fight.” The $5,000 figure obviously appears to be the average amount that it costs to stage a title fight inside the province, but with such prohibitive costs, expect all minor fights to disappear until the problem is rectified, something that Michel Hamelin, head of Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux is aware of and is working on. (more…)

By Dave Spencer Don’t be expecting to see any Canadian title fights any time soon. According to both promoter Yvon …



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UFC lines up heavyweight clash on Memorial Day

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

“There’s no way this card will be boring.”

Standing beside a half ton of hard hitting heavyweights, UFC president Dana White threw down the gauntlet, proclaiming Memorial Day Weekend’s UFC 146 card will be one to watch.

Though the world’s biggest MMA promotion isn’t tied to the armed forces, the Memorial Day timing is fitting in its tribute to the glory days of boxing—the days when heavyweights ruled the ring and put butts in seats and eyes on TV screens throughout the world. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. “There’s no way this card will be boring.” Standing beside a half ton of hard …


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Unbeaten WBC International silver titleholder Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against experienced Ukrainian Taras Bidenko (28-4, 12 KOs) from the EC Boxing stable in Friday’s “Gala Boxing Dinner” at the Hotel Maritim in Cologne, Germany. Figo Sports will stream the entire event live from 9PM GMT.

Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Marco A. Lopez to the Florida State Boxing Commission. Lopez, 44, of Miami, is the vice president of Cambridge Security Systems. He is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2012, and ending September 30, 2012. The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

A 10 round super middleweight battle between unbeaten Marco Antonio Periban (15-0, 10 KOs) and Gerardo Diaz (12-1-1, 10 KOs) has been added as the co-featured fight on Saturday at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, before the WBC lightweight eliminator between former two-division champion Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares and Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson. Fox Deportes broadcast airs live at 10PM ET/7PM PT in the United States.

Joining former boxers that have entered the political arena, International boxing official Peter Podgorski USA, won the March 20th, 2012 race for Committeeman (R) in Chicago’s 36th ward. Podgorski led the field of four candidates with 37% of the vote as he managed to unseat incumbent Joseph Adamcik.

Unbeaten WBC International silver titleholder Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (20-0, 11 KOs) will defend his title for the first time …


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Malignaggi: Senchenko in for a rude awakening

Former IBF Light Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will soon embark on his Ukrainian mission, as he challenges undefeated WBA World Welterweight Champion Vyacheslav Senchenko, live on pay per view April 29 from Donboss Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko vs. Malignaggi,” presented by Union Boxing Promotion, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 1:00 PM/ET – 10:00 AM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVNfor a suggested retail price of only $29.95.

“I look forward to becoming the WBA World Welterweight Champion,” Malignaggi commented. “I’m not worried about fighting over there because the WBA and Golden Boy Promotions have appeased any fears I may have had at first. Golden Boy takes good care of its fighters, so I took the fight.” (more…)

Former IBF Light Welterweight Champion Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will soon embark on his Ukrainian mission, as he challenges undefeated …


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Boxing back in North Dakota

By Johnny B’

George Edward Foreman III aka George Monk Foreman will be the co-featured bout this Saturday March 31st at the 4 Bears Casino & Lounge, New Town North Dakota. The 6’5, 29-year-old Foreman from Humble, Texas, the son of legendary heavyweight champion Big George Foreman, has so far stayed under the radar while building up his record to 15-0 with 14 KOs. Foreman’s opponent will be journeyman Ryan Shay (5-13, 4 KOs) from Fort Mills, South Carolina.

The evening’s main event features light heavyweights Shawn Hawk (22-1-1, 17 KOs) from New Jersey versus Henry Buchanan (20-2. 13 KOs), Maryland. A undercard of local boxers will get the party started for these four featured boxers.

By Johnny B’ George Edward Foreman III aka George Monk Foreman will be the co-featured bout this Saturday March 31st …



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Golden Boy inks Lo Greco

Unbeaten welterweight Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (22-0, 12 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions who will co-promote him along with his Italian co-promoter OPI 2000. “This is the greatest moment of my career so far and I promise Golden Boy Promotions that I will give them many more great moments before I’m done,” said Lo Greco. “I am looking forward to fighting the best the division has to offer both here at home and around the world and my goal, just like any boxer’s, is to win a world championship.” A date and opponent for Lo Greco’s Golden Boy Promotions debut will be announced shortly.

Unbeaten welterweight Phil “The Italian Sensation” Lo Greco (22-0, 12 KOs) has signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions …


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Hyland headlines May 12

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland leads the “Irish Invasion” card, presented by Final Round Promotions in association with Team Snooki Boxing and Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions, May 12 at Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Hyland (25-0, 11 KOs), one of three fighting Hyland brothers from Ireland who are now living in Marlboro (NY), puts his perfect record on the line in the eight-round main event against an opponent to soon be announced. (more…)

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Patrick “The Punisher” Hyland leads the “Irish Invasion” card, presented by Final Round Promotions in association …


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Jubatha making first defence of SA title

By Ron Jackson

Sabelo Jubatha makes the first defence of his South African featherweight title against Wonga Ntoyakhe on Friday night at the Orient Theatre in East London on the undercard of the Nkosinathi Joyi v Katsunari Takayama “world” title fight. This fight was originally scheduled to take place at the Mdantsane Indoor Centre on Saturday but has now been moved to the Orient Theatre. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Sabelo Jubatha makes the first defence of his South African featherweight title against Wonga Ntoyakhe on Friday …


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Ruiz-Parejo WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. will be the third man in the ring when interim WBA bantamweight champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1, 26 KOs) defends against Venezuelan challenger Yonfrez Parejo (11-0-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The three judges are Sergio Caiz (U.S.), David Singh (Panama) and Gustavo Jarquin (Nicaragua). The fight supervisor is Miguel Prado from Panama.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Puerto Rican referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. will be the third man in the ring when interim …



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DKP announces April 14 Miami fight card

Don King Productions will present the first boxing event at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, April 14 to celebrate completion of their $87-million expansion. The card will be headlined by local favorite and World Boxing Council United States super welterweight champion Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (20-1-1, 11 KOs) against Shakir “The Assassin” Ashanti (16-12, 4 KOs), from New Bern, S.C.

An international undercard with South Florida appeal will include Brazilian light heavyweight knockout artist Marcus “Happy” Oliveira (22-1-1, 22 KOs), from Sao Paulo, and Miami light heavyweight Azea “Haitian Hitman” Augustama (12-1, 7 KOs). (more…)

Don King Productions will present the first boxing event at Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, April 14 to celebrate completion …


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Boxing & disco this Saturday in Woodland Hills

Throughout the 1970s, professional boxing was known for its dominating champions, history-making rivalries, and some of the greatest fights in the sport’s history. Art of Boxing Promotions and Bash Boxing will try to channel the spirit of the 1970s with ten action-packed bouts this Saturday, March 31st as they bring you “Saturday Boxing Fever,” a special 70s themed installment of the “War at Woodland Hills” boxing series.

Middleweight Donyil Livingston (8-0-1) is scheduled to take on Haitian strongman Elie Augustama (5-4), who has five wins, three coming by way of knockout. Donyill will be looking to knock out Augustama for the first time in his career. (more…)

Throughout the 1970s, professional boxing was known for its dominating champions, history-making rivalries, and some of the greatest fights in …


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Unbeaten fighters collide in April 27 twinbill

Boxing will return to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on April 27 when Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions presents two 10-round feature bouts to be telecast live on ESPN Friday Night Fights. In the main event, NABF light heavyweight champion Ismayl “The Black Russian” Sillakh (17-0, 14 KOs) will face Denis “The Pirate” Grachev (11-0-1, 7 KOs). Sillakh is rated WBC #2 and is in line to meet the winner of the April 28 Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson WBC world title fight. In the co-feature WBC #8 featherweight Javier Fortuna (18-0, 13 KOs) faces Yuandale Evans (16-0, 12 KOs).

Boxing will return to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on April 27 when Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring …


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Saddam Ali to promote himself

On June 2nd, 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated Welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali will make his promotional debut as he unveils World Kid Promotions at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Not only will Ali be promoting, he will be featured in the ten round main event. “I am truly excited to start my own promotion and give some great boxers an opportunity to display their skills on June 2nd”, said Ali (14-0, 8 KOs). “I have a great team behind me and I believe that our company will not only be beneficial to my career but other boxers in the area.” This will be Ali’s first bout in his hometown of Brooklyn. “This is a dream come true to not only fight in Brooklyn but to do it on a card that I am promoting and it’s something I can’t wait for.” Ali’s opponent plus a full undercard will be announced shortly. Tickets are $150. $100, $75 & $50.

On June 2nd, 2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated Welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali will make his promotional debut as he …


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Abraham closing in on world title shot

Piotr Wilczewksi (30-2, 10 KOs) is the last obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. “If Arthur wins on Saturday night, he will be the highest-ranked challenger in the WBO ratings and face the winner of Stieglitz-Groves,” promoter Kalle Sauerland said at today´s press conference. “It´s all or nothing for Arthur. He needs to win against Wilczewski.” (more…)

Piotr Wilczewksi (30-2, 10 KOs) is the last obstacle between Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) and another world title shot. …


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Spinks-Bundrage II June 23rd

The rematch between former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) and current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K-9′ Bundrage (31-4, 18 KOs) was officially confirmed moments ago by Spinks’ manager Scott Hirsch who guided Shannon Briggs to his upset win of Siarhei Liakhovich in 2006 to become heavyweight champion of the world. The bout will take place June 23rd with the site being the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida. The bout is a rematch of their first bout in August 2010 where Bundrage pulled off the upset victory of Spinks. Spinks is coming off of a solid victory over former world title challenger Sechew Powell this past January. The bout was an IBF Light Middleweight Title Eliminator which rightfully earned Spinks the opportunity to reclaim his title. (more…)

The rematch between former multi-divisional world champion Cory Spinks (39-6, 11 KOs) and current IBF junior middleweight champion Cornelius ‘K-9′ …


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Linares arrives in Cacun

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Venezuelan former world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares arrived Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico and declared himself ready for his clash on Saturday against Mexican Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson at the Arena Oasis. Linares sees this fight as part of his preparation for a rematch against WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco that could be in June or July, possibly in Los Angeles. “Thompson is a strong fighter and he must have trained hard for this fight,” said Linares. “I’ll use all my resources to win and get this victory.” The corner of Linares will be Freddie Roach (trainer), Ruddy Hernandez (cutman) and Paul Mayorquín (assistant). The card is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and “Pepe” Gomez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Venezuelan former world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares arrived Tuesday in Cancun, Mexico and declared …


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Joyi defending IBF belt against Takayama

By Ron Jackson

IBF mini flyweight champion Nkosinath Joyi from South Africa meets Japan’s Katsunari Takayama in a long awaited return match at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. On January 29 last year at Carnival City near Brakpan Joyi, 28, retained his belt when the fight was declared a no contest after Takayama, 28, sustained a cut on top of his head that resulted from an accidental clash of heads. Joyi (21-0-1nc, 15 KOs) has not had a fight since then and the 28-year-old Takayama (24-4-1nc, 10 KOs) who is the mandatory challenger has also been inactive. (more…)

By Ron Jackson IBF mini flyweight champion Nkosinath Joyi from South Africa meets Japan’s Katsunari Takayama in a long awaited …


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Odlanier Solis returns May 19

One year ago Cuban heavyweight sensation suffered a bad knee injury when challenging WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne, Germany. At the end of the first round which he would have won on the scorecards, Solis’ knee gave in, forcing the referee to stop the fight. „La Sombra“ had to undergo surgery three times and was unable to get back into the ring so far even though his comeback had been announced a couple of times last year. Now the 2004 Olympic gold medalist and multiple world amateur champion ist finally set to return to action on May 19th in Texas on a show promoted by Kathy Duva (Main Events) along with Ahmet Oner (ARENA).

At the moment Solis is in training camp in Florida with champion coach Pedro Luis Diaz Benitez who is also preparing Miguel Cotto for his light middleweight mega fight against Floyd Mayweather jr. on May 5th in Las Vegas. (more…)

One year ago Cuban heavyweight sensation suffered a bad knee injury when challenging WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne, …


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Sato-Suriyan: Full Report

Sato (right) with promoter Kanehira

By Joe Koizumi

Elongated Japanese Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12 KOs), 114.5, impressively captured the WBC super-flyweight belt as he dropped defending champ Suriyan Sor. Rungvisai (20-5-1, 7 KOs), 114.75, Thailand, twice in the third session and withstood his retaliation to pound out a unanimous decision over twelve hard-fought rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. It must be a strong candidate of Japan’s “Fight of the Year.” It was a close but well-received verdict, as Marty Sammon (US) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both tallied 114-112, and Rey Danseco (Philippines) saw it 116-110, all in favor of the lanky speedster Sato. The referee was Jack Reiss (US) who handled such a fast-moving and busy-punching contest very well. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Elongated Japanese Yota Sato (24-2-1, 12 KOs), 114.5, impressively captured the WBC super-flyweight belt as he dropped …


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Marquez-Fedchenko Mexico City Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

On Tuesday in Mexico City, Mexican three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez met the press during the official announcement of his April 14 pay-per-view showdown with Ukrainian Serhiy Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO interim super lightweight world title. The bout will take place at the New Arena Mexico and will be his first bout in his hometown of Mexico City in 19 years. Fedchenko was not in attendance.

“It’s a great motivation to be home,” said Marquez. “Very satisfying and also a great responsibility. In Mexico people are knowledgeable about boxing. I’m preparing myself very well. It’s a tough bout, but I want to offer a great fight on April 14 to show everyone how proud I am of being Mexican to fight again at home.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer On Tuesday in Mexico City, Mexican three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez met …


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Stepping stone Jaco ready to trip Pavlik

Report and Photo by Brody Davis

Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) is the proverbial stepping stone when he faces former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) on March 31st at the Illusions Theater inside the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Boxing is a family business for Jaco. His twin brother, Adam, is his trainer. Adam (9-5-1, 4 KOs) – who suffered a rotator cuff injury that brought his ring career to a halt – is joined by their father, Dave, who shouts advice from the corner. Almost everyone believes the story is already written for Jaco’s fight with Pavlik. (more…)

Report and Photo by Brody Davis Aaron Jaco (15-2, 5 KOs) is the proverbial stepping stone when he faces former …


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Saunders wants to stop “Polish streak”

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In the truly extraordinary March in the United States for Polish fighters – five of them (Tomasz Adamek, Andrzej Fonfara, Mariusz Wach, Artur Szpilka, Kamil Laszczyk) fought here and won – there are two more fights to go. On March 31, in Chicago’s “The Club” venue, light heavyweight Grzegorz “The Eagle” Soszynski (20-1, 10 KO) will fight seasoned and tough veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (22-14, 9 KO) for vacant IBF North America belt and Przemek Majewski (17-1, 11 KO) will battle Antwon Echols (28-17, 22 KO). At least one of the American fighters – Saunders – vows that this “Polish streak” will end in Chicago.

“I spent three years in the Sauerland Events camp in Germany, so I’m fully aware what Soszynski can bring to the table,” said Saunders in a Fightnews interview. “I also gathered experience in the world’s best training camps with champions like Tomasz Adamek, Artur Abraham or Pablo Hernandez, so I will not be surprised by Soszynski’s stamina, because all of the European fighters are always ready to battle at the full distance.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk In the truly extraordinary March in the United States for Polish fighters – five of them (Tomasz …


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Chinese contender Zhong wins

By Robert Coster

Chinese jr flyweight contender Xiong Zhao Zhong, ranked by the 4 main boxing bodies, continued on his quest to become his country’s first world champion by knocking out rival Lee Gui Hun of Korea in 4 rounds. Zhong(18-3,11Kos), a standard bearer of professional boxing in China, hopes to land a title shot soon. In his fight with Gun, the barrel-chested young Chinese displayed not only power but great improvement in his defensive skills. The fight was held at the Expo Garden Hotel in Kumming , China and televised by Yunan Television and Zovi Promotions.

By Robert Coster Chinese jr flyweight contender Xiong Zhao Zhong, ranked by the 4 main boxing bodies, continued on his …


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McCline fights Saturday in New Jersey

This Saturday night’s boxing event at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey, just got even bigger with the addition of four-time heavyweight title challenger Jameel McCline (40-11-3, 24 KOs) against Livin Castillo (16-11, 10 KOs) in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. In the main event, rising super middleweight prospect, Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster (12-0, 7 KO’s) of Glassboro, NJ will take on his sternest test to date when he takes on veteran John Mackey (13-6-3, 6 KO’s) of Montgomery, Alabama in a bout scheduled for eight rounds. The show is promoted by Nedal Abuhumoud’s Nedal’s Promotions and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing. (more…)

This Saturday night’s boxing event at The Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey, just got even bigger with the addition …


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Ruiz-Parejo for WBA title Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Saturday at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, there is a WBA interim bantamweight title clash scheduled between titleholder Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1, 26 KOs) and unbeaten Yonfre Parejo (11-0-1, 4 KOs) of Venezuela. The card, billed as “Fire in Los Cabos” will also have two notable female fights and one for a WBC silver belt. Ana Maria Torres (27-3-3, 15 KOs) defends her WBC female super flyweight title against Maria Miranda (14-7, 9 KOs) and IBF World female miniumweight beltholder faces Susana Cruz Perez (10-3, 5 KOs). In a clash for the WBC silver lightweight title, Alejandro Sanabria (31-1-1, 24 KOs) takes on Balweg Bangoyam (17-5, 7 KOs). The event is organized by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Saturday at the Gimnasio Auditorio in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, there is a …


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2012 WBO Convention in Florida

The 25th Annual Convention WBO Silver Jubilee and Election will take place this October in Hollywood, Florida as announced today WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. The traditional WBO Convention, started in 1988, in this, its 25th Anniversary, is going to be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from October 22 to October 26. The WBO Annual Convention was in Puerto Rico in 2011. As always, in the WBO Annual Convention is expected the presence of some of the WBO Champions, former Champions, contenders, prospects, known trainers, managers, promoters, officials, and other political, social and cultural personalities. Also at the Convention will be discussed various topics as rules, rankings, among others.

The 25th Annual Convention WBO Silver Jubilee and Election will take place this October in Hollywood, Florida as announced today …


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Abraham ready, Wilczewski misses public training

Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) missed today´s public work-out in Kiel. Four days ahead of his showdown with King Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs), the Polish fighter was stuck at Munich airport. His connecting flight was cancelled due to nationwide airport strikes in Germany. “I will be there for Wednesday´s press conference,” he said. “This doesn´t bother me. The most important thing is that I will be in the ring on time. This little airport strike cannot keep me from beating Abraham on Saturday.”

King Arthur looked in brilliant shape during today´s public session with coach Ulli Wegner. “I don´t have to see Wilczewski today,” he said. “I have seen enough tapes of him together with my coach. He is a strong opponent. I will not underestimate him. But I will be victorious on Saturday night.”

In the co-featured main event, European Light Heavyweight Champion Eduard Gutknecht (23-1, 9 KOs) will defend his title against Tony Averlant (17-5-2, 4 KOs) from France. “I am in good shape,” Gutknecht said. “Averlant wants my title but he will not get it.”

Former European Super-Middleweight Champion Piotr Wilczewski (30-2, 10 KOs) missed today´s public work-out in Kiel. Four days ahead of his …










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