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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Dominic Britsch face to face in Monterrey

In a cold and rainy afternoon in Monterrey, Mexico former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Dominick Britsch came face ...

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Boxing News

Chocolatito wins unanimous decision over Arroyo

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina – K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over McWilliams Arroyo (16-3, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. AFter a competitive round one, “Chocolatito” began to seize control. The sole of Arroyo’s right shoe fell off in round four but he had to continue with a faulty shoe. Chocolatito’s relentless attack kept the game Arroyo under pressure the rest of the way. Scores were 119-109, 119-109, 120-108.

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Los Angeles

By Rocky Morales and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Pedro Duran (14-0, 11KO) shined in knocking out Pedro Lopez (6-3-1, 2KO) at 3:00 of the fourth round of a scheduled 8 round super featherweight bout. Duran floored Lopez hard midway through the opening stanza with a left hook counter and again at the end of the second round from a right cross counter. Lopez’ own aggression and wide punches worked against him and left him open for Duran’s excellent counterpunching. To his credit, Lopez continued on when many fighters would have opted otherwise and even landed a few good punches on Duran to make it an interesting fourth round. But, Lopez had taken too much punishment and retired on his stool at the end of the fourth round. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

Kovalev to face Chilemba in Russia on July 11

Photo/Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

WBO, WBA and IBF light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) returns to his home country of Russia to defend all three of his belts against Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs) on Monday, July 11 in Ekaterinburg. The fight will take place on the opening night of the International Industry Trade Fair “INNOPROM-2016” at the DIVS Palace of Sports. This will be Krusher’s first title defense in Russia. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund defeats Liebenberg

IBF #3, WBO #7 light heavyweight contender Erik Skoglund (25-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over rugged South African Ryno Liebenberg (17-3, 12 KOs) to claim the vacant IBO International title on Saturday night at The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden. Skoglund overcame a bad cut to his right eye to get the win.

In the co-feature, WBC female super welterweight champ Mikaela Lauren (27-3, 12 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Ivana Habazin (15-3, 7 KOs).



April 23rd, 2016


Boxing News

Sakkreerin Jr. edges Abutan; Ford stops Boonjamong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, IBF #5 108 pounder, Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. (30-4-1, 15 KOs) outscored Filipino, Lester Abutan (9-5-3, 5 KOs) via split decision over twelve rounds with scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 113-115 to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior flyweight belt on Friday at the Infantry 7, Maerim, Chiangmai, Thailand.

In a major upset in the main supporting bout, Canadian light heavyweight Ryan Ford (6-0, 4 KOs) stopped former Olympic Gold Medalist Manus Boonjamong (5-2, 3 KOs) in round five of scheduled eight round bout.

Former world-rated 140 pounder Patomsuk Pathompothong (32-4-1) outscored Jacob Hutter (0-1) of Switzerland over six rounds. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Full Results from Chicago

By Craig Wick
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images

Action returned Friday night to “The Belvedere” event center in Elk Grove Village, IL as promoter Bobby Hitz presented a four-bout card featuring promising heavyweight Nick Mazurek as well as the return of former NFL safety and Notre Dame All-American standout, Tom Zbikowski. As expected, an overflow crowd turned out as did many luminaries from Chicago’s fight fraternity. Throw in Chicago Cub catching legend, Randy Hundley, and someone in Cubs garb racing around ringside mumbling “Ronnie Woo Woo” and fans had an interesting night to say the least. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Unbeaten Maxim Dadashev signs with Top Rank

Unbeaten Russian junior welterweight prospect Maxim Dadashev (1-0, 1 KO) is the latest addition in the invasion of European fighters to the Top Rank stable. The 26-year-old amateur standout from Saint Petersburg, Russia, signed a multi-year promotional contract. The 26-year-old Dadashev competed in over 250 amateur fights and won multiple National Tournaments in Russia.

“Maxim is an extremely strong capable fighter who can adjust to any style. His amateur background and work ethic along with the team around him will take him a long way,” said Carl Moretti, Vice-President of Top Rank.

Dadashev is a stablemate of World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko – both are managed by Egis Klimas. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Complete Golovkin-Wade Weights from LA

Photos: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade 159.6
(WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles)

Roman Gonzalez 111.4 vs. McWilliams Arroyo 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)

Pedro Duran 132 vs. Pedro Lopez 131.2
Ryan Martin 136.4 vs. Rosbel Montoya 138.2
Kenia Enriquez 107.6 vs. Amaris Quintana 107.8
Seniesa Estrada 109.6 vs. Selene Lopez 109

Venue: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2 Promotions
TV: HBO

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire crushes Bedak in three

By Karl Freitag

In his first title defense, WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire (37-3, 24 KOs) annihilated #4 rated Zsolt Bedak (25-2, 8 KOs) in less than three rounds on Saturday night at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu, Philippines. “The Filipino Flash” dropped Bedak twice in round two and the bout was waved off by referee Russell Mora after another knockdown in round three. Time was 2:44.

In a war, unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo (14-0, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Chris Avalos (26-5, 19 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO international featherweight belt. Magsayo battered Avalos in round two, but Avalos withstood the brutal onslaught. Magsayo seemingly punched himself out somewhat as Avalos dropped him with a left hook in round three and continued to hammer Magsayo in round four. Magsayo turned the tables agsin, staggering Avalos badly in round five. Avalos was saved by the bell. After more punishment in round six, referee Danrex Tapdasanwill waved it off just as Avalos corner threw in the towel.

Unbeaten super featherweight Paul Fleming (22-0, 14 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to outpoint Miguel Angel Gonzalez (22-8-1, 12 KOs) over ten rounds. Fleming won by scores of 96-93, 97-92, 97-92 to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas title.



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Bundu stops Koivula to regain Euro title

By Marco Bratusch at ringside

Former European 147 lbs. champ Leonard Bundu earned back his title yesterday night in Florence, Italy, stopping co-challenger Jussi Koivula of Finland in nine rounds. Bundu (33-1-2) had vacated his European laurels more than one year ago, in order to challenge Keith Thurman for the WBA belt in Las Vegas, NV. After losing to Thurman, and rebounding from that loss with a win vs Pablo Munguia, Bundu got the chance to regain his old Euro belt in a fight vs Finnish contender Jussi Koivula (19-3-1). The African-born Bundu looked in control since the early rounds, eventually flooring his foe with an impressing right hook in round eight and finally closing matters in the following stanza. After the fight, the 41-years-old Bundu spoke to Fightnews and expressed his desire to get another chance overseas, maybe against fellow Italian citizen Paulie Malignaggi. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Lerena-Muller return match at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Kevin Lerena defends his South African junior heavyweight title and also challenges for the vacant WBA Pan African cruiserweight belt when he meets Johnny Muller in a return match at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park, South Africa on Sunday afternoon. The fight will be shown live on SS210 from 15:00 to 19:00. In their first contest on November 15 2014 Muller won on points over ten rounds with scores of 98-92 and 97-93 twice.

Lerena, 23, who has a record of 13-1, 7 KOs, is hoping to reverse the only blot on his ledger. Since that setback he has scored impressive wins over Igor Pylypenko in the Ukraine and Deon Coetzee to claim the South African junior heavyweight title.

After his victory over Lerena the 25-year-old Muller (19-5-2, 13 KOs) has won two and lost his most recent bout. In August last year he was stopped in three rounds by Oleksandr Usyk in a clash for the WBO Inter-Continental junior heavyweight title. (more…)



April 23rd, 2016

UFC

Jones is on road to redemption, wants back everything he lost

The Jon Jones redemption tour is underway, and it’s the hottest ticket in Las Vegas this weekend. The pound-for-pound king has said all the right things. The community service hours have been logged; the gratitude to fans for continued support has been paid . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Catskill, New York

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Alvin Varmall, Jr 196 vs. Leo Pla 199.4
Mike Black 145.2 vs. Andy Gonzalez 145
Dave Tamaso 158.2 vs. Keith Holloway 162.4
Rex Harris 203.2 vs. Jimmy Levins 229
Daryl Watkins 165.8 vs. LeShawn Rodriquez 165.4
Ismael Lebron 144.6 vs. Leonardo Kenon 140
Ignacio Camacho 199.6 vs. Devaughn Greenwood 193.4

Venue: Catskill High School
Promoter: Boss Lady Promotions
Doors open at 6:30PM, first bout at 8PM. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Prices are $100 Ringside, $75 Floor Seats, $55 Middle Bleachers and $40 General Admission.



April 23rd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, West Virginia‏‎

Aaron Quattrocchi 173.5 vs. Shawn Laughery 173.5
(WV light heavyweight title)

Ed Latimore 216 vs. Hassan Lee 225
Josh Himes 196.5 vs. Lamont Capers 195
Matt Conway 140 vs. Isaiah Robinson 147
(ABA super lightweight title – only Conway can win)
Zhimin Wang 143.5 vs. Donny Miller 145
Boubacar Sylla 145.5 vs. Darrell Jones 147.5
Nelson Best 264 vs. Justin Oaks 219Inbox

Venue: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, Chester, WV
Promoter: Made Men Promotions
Doors open at 5:00, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $75, $60, and $30 and are available at www.mademenboxing.com or the door.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Zbikowski wins in comeback fight

Former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago firefighter Tommy Zbikowski moved to 5-0, 3 KOs, with a four round unanimous decision over Keith Jackson (2-3-2, 1 KO) on Friday night at the Belvedere in Elk Grove, Illinois. Scores were 40-36 across the board for Tommy Z. who was last in the ring five years ago.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Maine

Brandon Berry 140.6 vs. James Lester 140.2
Brandon Montella 172 vs. Crowsneck Boutin 175.9

Venue: Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Lewiston, Maine
Promoter: New England Fights
Matchmaker: Peter Czymbor
Tickets: www.TheColisee.com



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC 200 a ‘work in progress,’ but stars are ready

Of the 12 seats on the dais for the kickoff press conference to officially announce several of the bouts for July’s UFC International Fight Week festivities in Las Vegas Friday, only 11 were filled. So UFC President Dana White immediately made it clear that after a crazy week for the promotion, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will not be fighting Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9 at T-Mobile Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Cuadras, Mepranum make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez

Carlos Cuadras 113 vs. Richie Mepranum 112.65
(WBC super flyweight world title)

Ava Knight 113.30 vs. Judith Rodriguez 122.65
Rodolfo Flores 127.60 vs. Jesus Silveira 128.50
Karim Arce 115.50 vs. Vicente Castro 114.40
Jai Opetai 180.40 vs. Orlando Vazquez 182.50

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples, Los Mochis, México.
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Master class by Vetyeka

By Ron Jackson

Former world champion Simphiwe Vetyeka of South Africa gave a master class of boxing when he outpointed Tsuyoshi Tameda of Japan by wide margins over ten rounds in a featherweight contest before a capacity crowd on Friday night at the Orient Theatre in East London, South Africa. Judge Allen Matakane scored it 100-91 and judges Lulama Mtya and Simphiwe Mbini scored it 99-92 and 98-92.

The 35-year-old Vetyeka (57.15kg), who improved his record to 29-3, 17 KOs, made a slow start but picked up the pace in the third round as he jolted Tameda’s head with his educated left jab. This was the pattern throughout the fight as the South African fought from the back foot scoring with lefts and rights to the head.

Tameda finished the fight with his face red and puffed up from the continuous barrage of punches. However, Tameda, 22, must be given full marks for commitment as he came forward throughout the ten rounds and never stopped throwing punches but this was not enough against the classy Vetyeka. Tameda (57.32kg) saw his record drop to 13-2-2, 11 KOs. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Golovkin, Wade, Gonzalez Arroyo make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Gennady Golovkin 159 vs. Dominic Wade: 159.6
(WBA, IBF, WBC interim middleweight titles)

“Chocolatito” Gonzalez 111.4 vs. McWilliams Arroyo 111.6
(WBC flyweight title)

Venue: The Forum in Inglewood, California
Promoter: K2
TV: HBO



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Photo of the day

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Photo: Top Rank

Esquiva Falcao of Brazil poses with his trainers Richie Sandoval and Miguel Diaz at the Top Rank Gym today. Falcao sparred eight rounds today to get ready for his next bout vs Paul Valenzuela on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate-UniMas event May 14 at the Sportsman’s Lodge, Studio City, Ca



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

UFC 197 at the scales

UFC 197, which is headlined by the UFC interim light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux, and the flyweight championship fight between Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 23 at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FS1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first three prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

Main Event – interim UFC light heavyweight five-round title fight
Jon Jones (205 lbs) vs Ovince Saint Preux (205 lbs)

Co-Main Event – Flyweight title fight
Demetrious Johnson (125) vs Henry Cejudo (125)

Pay-Per-View main Card
Anthony Pettis (156) vs Edson Barboza (155)
Robert Whittaker (185.5) vs Rafael Natal (186)
Yair Rodriguez (145.5) vs Andre Fili (146)

FS1 Prelims
Sergio Pettis (126) vs Chris Kelades (126)
Danny Roberts (170.5) vs Dominique Steele (171)
Carla Esparza (116) vs Juliana Lima (115)
Glaico Franca (156) vs James Vick (155)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Walt Harris (255.5) vs Cody East (245.5)
Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) vs Clint Hester (205)
Efrain Escudero (155.5) vs Kevin Lee (156)

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Shocking News: Shindo to fight WBO female 118lb champ Fujioka in last bout as girl, take transsexual operation afterward, go on fighting as man

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

What a news it is! Although this reporter made out a draft of a press release—due to the local promoter’s request—for the press conference in Osaka on Thursday, I didn’t know such a shocking announcement would be made on the next day there.

What I wrote: WBO female bantamweight champion Naoko Fujioka (14-1, 6 KOs) will put her belt on the line against former WBC flyweight titlist Go Shindo (16-3, 11 KOs), from Osaka, under the WBO headquarters’ sanction at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, on June 13.

WHAT THEY ANNOUNCED: Shindo, whose real name is Megumi Hashimoto and who is really a girl, will undergo a transsexual operation afterward in Thailand and resume fighting as a male boxer from the next year on.

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I am sorry to say that I am not so familiar with the so-called transsexual surgery, but within my limited knowledge Thailand is a world-famous place where the special man-to-woman or woman-to-man operation has been frequently made with a high technical standard. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Sweden

Erik Skoglund 173 vs. Ryno Liebenberg 173.2
Mikaela Lauren 148.8 vs. Ivana Habazin: 146.6
(WBC Female Super Welterweight title)
Otto Wallin 229 vs. Irineu Beato Costa Jr 249
Klara Svensson 148.1 vs. Lucia Morelli: TBA
Oscar Ahlin 171.7 vs. Patrick Mendy 171.9
Patricia Berghult 139.3 vs. Katarina Vistica TBA
Daniel Hartvig 150.5 vs. Nikoloz Gvajava 150.3
Angelique Hernandez 122.5 vs. Karina Kopinska 123.4

Venue: The Hovet in Stockholm, Sweden
Promoter: Sauerland Event



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

It’s fight day in Chicago, as Hitz Boxing presents Fight Night at the Belvedere. Former Notre Dame and NFL footballer, and now Chicago firefighter Tommy Zbikowski makes his long-awaited return to the ring in a four-round cruiserweight bout versus Missouri’s Keith Jackson. A portion of the evening’s profits will be donated to the family of fallen firefighter Daniel Capuano.

Tommy Zbikowski 184 vs. Keith Jackson 185
Nick Ramirez 147 vs. Jacob Szilasi 145
Nick Mazurek 230 vs. Randy Easton 228
Giovanni Miletti 140 vs. DeShawn Debose 142
Nick Ramirez 112 vs. Luis Guerrero 112

Doors to The Belvedere Elk Grove open at 6:00, and first bell is at 7:00. Tickets are priced $110 and $50, and are available at the door.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Chisora: Pulev has no idea how to fight

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora ​​pulled no punches when discussing his May 7 clash with Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, Germany. The bout will be for the vacant European heavyweight and also serve as an IBF eliminator.

“I just got back from California where I had a fantastic training camp and perfect sparring partners. I look forward to this fight. I think I’m going to knock out Pulev!” stated Chisora, who was just getting started.

​​”Pulev was always protected. His opponents were scrap, his fight record is ridiculous – and against Wladimir Klitschko, he was beaten up very badly. Pulev has no idea how to fight. I’m not worried. I’m telling you. He has boxed only shit-opponents. The best of them was Tony Thompson (laughs)! I’ve boxed Haye, Fury and Vitali Klitschko. On May 7, he’ll be surprised. This will not turn out well for him.”



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

Saint Preux thriving in underdog role; determined to win

If you look at Ovince Saint Preux’s timeline on Twitter (@003_OSP), there is a tweet pinned to the top of his feed that tells you everything you need to know about his mindset heading into Saturday’s UFC 197 main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Chocolatito looking to impress against Arroyo

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Chris Farina/K2 Promotions

WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (44-0, 38 KOs) of Nicaragua returns to the ring Saturday night against McWilliams Arroyo (16-2, 14 KO’s) of Puerto Rico at the LA Forum in Inglewood, California live on HBO World Championship Boxing. “I am back fighting at the Forum the same arena my idol Alexis Arguello won his first world title against Ruben Olivares. For me its an honor, I cant describe it,” Gonzalez told Fightnews.com®.

Gonzalez began camp in his hometown of Managua, Nicaragua and relocated camp to Costa Rica with his longtime trainer Arnulfo Obando, co-trainer Wilmer Hernandez and father Luis Gonzalez where they completed their preparation. “I feel good motivated and I am in really good condition and ready to give a great fight Saturday night,” Chocolatito said. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Randall Bailey: I am going to KO Jeff Horn

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF/WBA/WBO world champion and currently rated WBO #12 Randall Bailey (46-8, 39 KOs) is confident of defeating IBF #5, WBO #6, WBA #11 Jeff Horn (13-0, 8 KOs) inside the distance when they clash over twelve rounds next Wednesday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“I am going to Australia to knock Jeff Horn out,” stated Bailey. “I’m not trying to go to a decision or scorecards – knockout – that’s what I’m training for. I’m going over to his hometown and whatever punch that lands correctly and accurately will probably produce a knockout. At the end I am going to shake his hand and get on the plane. Whatever is left of him.”

Bailey is coming off a knockout victory over Shusaku Fujinaka in seven rounds last October 2015 in South Korea. Horn is coming off a one-sided ten round decision victory over Ahmed El Mousaoui in December 2015.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Donaire, Bedak make weight

Defending WBO junior featherweight world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) weighed in at 121.75 pounds and challenger Zsolt Bedak (25-1, 8 KOs) scaled in at 121.5 pounds for their world title clash in Cebu City, Philippines.

The fight will be televised live on pay-per-view in the USA on Saturday, beginning at 8AM ET/5AM PT.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Jeff Horn becomes Australian boxing’s unlikely saviour

Nonito Donaire not interested in fighting ‘kids’ at Rio Olympics

Anthony Joshua surprises mom with new car

Kell Brook hasn’t turned down Miguel Cotto… “we would walk to the US to make it happen but Cotto wants an easier fight”



April 22nd, 2016

UFC

Stars of International Fight Week to appear at press event on Friday

Las Vegas – From legendary athletes and historic fights, to its undisputed place in the sports landscape, UFC has built an unforgettable legacy that stands the test of time. International Fight Week 2016, and the history-making UFC® 200 event, is a celebration of the heroes and moments that have paved the way, and those who are evolving the sport for the future . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 197 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 23 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund favored to beat Liebenberg

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Ryno Liebenberg faces the toughest test of career when he meets the unbeaten Erik Skoglund of Sweden for the vacant IBO International light heavyweight title at the Johanneshov in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night. The 24-year-old Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs)has been at the forefront in the revival of Swedish boxing. On September 19, 2015, he made history when defending his IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title against Oleksandr Cherviak; the first championship fight on Swedish soil since the ban on professional boxing in Sweden since 1969. (more…)



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

2012 Olympian Opetaia in action Saturday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian 2012 London Olympian heavyweight Jai Opetaia (3-0, 1 KO) will be in action against Orlando Vazquez (2-0) at the Centro de Usos Multiples, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on Saturday on the undercard of the WBC super flyweight title clash between champion Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs) and Richie Mepranum (31-4-1,8KO’s). The 20-year-old Opetaia was Australia’s representative at the London Olympics at only 16 years losing narrowly to Teymur Mammadov of Aberbajan by a score of 11-12. Opetaia, who is managed by Hall of Famer and three time world champion Jeff Fenech, was recently chief sparring partner to Lucas Browne before his victory over Ruslan Chagaev to capture the WBA heavyweight crown.



April 22nd, 2016

Boxing News

Lomachenko-Martinez official announcement coming next week

World champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Roman “Rocky” Martinez, plus undefeated #2 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, will host a New York press conference next Thursday to announce a Puerto Rican Day Parade weekend championship card on June 11 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

Lomachenko (11-1, 3 KOs), of Ukraine, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion, will be moving up to challenge Martinez (29-2-3, 17 KOs), a three-time world champion from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, for his WBO junior lightweight world title. Verdejo (21-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against an opponent to be named. Both fights will be televised live on HBO.



April 21st, 2016




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