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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Hrunov Promotions Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Guillermo Jones 200 (WBA cruiserweight world title) Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Lebedev, Jones make weight

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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UFC

UFC 20: Ace

Every mixed martial arts fan remembers the night of April 9, 2005, when the Ultimate Fighter season one final between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar changed the landscape of the sport and the UFC forever. What some may have forgotten was that Griffin vs. Bonnar I wasn’t even the main event that night at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 12th, 2013



Boxing News

Ricky Burns has “no problem” defending WBO lightweight belt against Terrance Crawford – but the Scot does want home advantage again

By James Slater

WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns, who has not fought since suffering a broken jaw in his hugely controversial draw with Mexico’s Raymundo Beltran, still lists a return with Beltran as his number-one priority. However, with the WBO ordering the Scottish hero to defend his belt against unbeaten number-one contender Terrance Crawford, Burns’ plans seem to have been changed.

But, in speaking with Glasgow Evening Times, Burns’ manager Alex Morrison said his fighter has “no problem” facing Crawford (22-0, 16 KOs) – as long as the fight takes place in Glasgow. (more…)



November 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Hollywood, Florida

Michael Oliveira 159.5 vs. Norberto Gonzalez 156.5
Yuri Foreman 153.75 vs. Javier Gomez 156
Yunieski Gonzalez 177 vs. Jinner Guerrero 175.5
Valentino Knowles 135.5 vs. Ruben Ozuma 138.5
Hairon Socarras 123.5 vs. Jhon Alberto Molina 123.5
Vilier Quinoz 171.5 vs. Marcus Brooks 172.75
Robert Alfonso 244.5 vs. Jamal Woods 251
Steve Geffard 190.75 vs. Lamont Capers 189.5

Venue: Seminole Hard LIVE in Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: MO Productions



November 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Yamaguchi, Fujioka to collide tomorrow

Report and Photos by Joe Koizumi

Tomorrow (Wednesday) we are going to watch a very sensational encounter of our outstanding female fighters in Tokyo, Japan. WBA super-flyweight champ Naoko Yamaguchi (22-3-3, 18 KOs) will put her belt on the line against unbeaten ex-WBC strawweight titlist, unbeaten Naoko Fujioka (10-0, 6 KOs) over ten frames at the Korakuen Hall. This is the most important female bout in history here in Japan as many fans are watching with high interests.

They are handled by former WBA champs—Yamaguchi by ex-WBA 108-pound kingpin Yoko Gushiken (who is also the promoter of this event) and Fujioka by ex-WBA middleweight ruler Shinji Takehara. Fujioka, who held the WBC 105-pound throne twice after dethroning Anabel Ortiz via eighth round stoppage in 2011, renounced the WBC belt and now aims at the 115-pound championship by jumping up three divisions at once. The super-fly category, therefore, is a wonderland for Naoko, who has been known for her exceptional punching power as a straw girl. (more…)



November 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Vic Darchinyan Update

Following his valiant performance in a hard fought loss to Nonito Donaire last Saturday on HBO, “The Raging Bull” Vic Darchinyan will take some time off. “Despite the loss he proved he can still compete,” said Espinoza Boxing’s Frankie Espinoza. “He may move back down to 122 lbs.”

Vic Darchinyan stated: “This was a tough loss. I knew I was beating him easy. But in my head I felt the judges were going to give it to him. I thought I needed a KO. I made the mistake of not following my corner’s advice. But in defeat I still showed the many flaws of Donaire and proved I can still compete at the top level.”



November 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Edwin Rodriguez hits Ontario, Calif

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Unbeaten super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez and his trainer Ronnie Shields arrived Monday night in Ontario, California. Andre Ward is scheduled to arrive this morning. A number of Ward-Rodriguez Fight Week events will be open to the public, starting today. Fight fans are invited to come to the Warzone Boxing Club to see the fighters on Saturday night’s card.

1:00PM John Molina Jr.
1:30PM Jonathan Nelson, Oscar Molina
2:00PM Edwin Rodriguez, Sergio Mora
2:30PM Brandon Gonzales
3:00PM Andre Ward

Thursday’s final press conference and Friday’s official weigh-in will also be open to the public. The fight is Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. HBO will televise.



November 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

“I wanted to punch George Groves,” Carl Froch told The Telegraph, after a recent press conference hyping their showdown. More

Former rivals and boxing greats Vinny Paz and Roberto Duran will get the chance to catch up on old times when they reunite at an upcoming card at the Portland Expo in Portland, Maine, Nov. 16. More

“It’s been a long time coming,” Andre Ward says about a fight on home turf, this Saturday, against New England’s Edwin Rodriguez. More

Robert Guerrero was the man of the hour at the Northern California Boxing Association’s latest event. More



November 12th, 2013

Boxing Result

Maldonado KOs Ramos; Guerrero gets past Gatica

Jr welterweight Fidel Maldonado (16-2, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over a very game Luis Ramos (23-2, 10 KOs) on Monday night at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas. Maldonado cut Ramos over the left eye in round one. Ramos was deducted a point in round three for an unspecified infraction. Maldonado dropped Ramos twice in round six and finished him with another knockdown in the seventh. Time was :17.

Former world title challenger Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to take a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Raymond Gatica (13-2, 8 KOs). Gatica came on strong late in the fight, but all three judges scored in 96-93. It was an entertaining fight.

Olympian middleweight Terrell Gausha (12-2, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Andre Calixto (12-6, 9 KOs). A right hand ended it at 1:50.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Willie Nelson injured, pulls out of HBO fight

Middleweight Willie Nelson has pulled out of his December 7 HBO clash with Matthew Macklin, citing an elbow injury. An replacement opponent is being sought. The card at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City is headlined by WBA/WBO jr featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux defending against Joseph Agbeko. An attractive jr middleweights clash between Glen Tapia and James Kirkland is also scheduled.



November 11th, 2013

UFC

UFC 167: Twenty Years

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the UFC has built an incredible card for an event in its hometown of Las Vegas . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Robles vs Aguilar preview

Three time welterweight champion and now burgeoning boxing promoter Antonio Margarito presents his second fight card of his career this Friday night at the legendary Municipal Auditorium of his hometown of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Margarito first captured the WBO welterweight title in 2002 by stopping Antonio Diaz in ten. He went on to defend that title seven times. He then captured the IBF version by stopping Kermit Cintron in the sixth round and the WBA strap with the biggest win of his career, an eleven round demolition of then undefeated Miguel Cotto. Now Margarito looks to bring that excitement and winning ways outside the ring with his company Tornado Promotions. On Friday night, Margarito will feature a classic match-up of brawler vs. boxer in a welterweight ten round clash which will be broadcast live by the local Tijuana affiliate of the Mexican national network Canal Azteca. Mexicali tough guy Armando “Chato” Robles (23-3-2, 12KOs) will take on local favorite Alvaro Aguilar (23-2-1, 17KOs) in a crossroads bout. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Interview: James Toney

Multi-division world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney talks to Kugan Cassius ahead of Thursday night’s Prizefighter Heavyweights (UK vs. USA) one-night tournament in London.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Chilemba sees action in off-TV bout

South African light heavyweight Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba heads the non-televised undercard for Saturday afternoon’s nationally televised boxing doubleheader at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, NY. Chilemba (20-2-2, 9 KOs) clashes with “The Amazing” Michael Gbenga (13-9, 13 KOs) of Ghana in an 8-round bout.

In the main event, heavyweights Tomasz Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) and Czar Glazkov (15-0-1, 11 KOs) square off in a 12-round heavyweight eliminator that will determine the #2 IBF contender. The co-feature is an eight-rounder between unbeaten lightweight prospects Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (13-0, 7 KOs) and Mike “Lefty” Brooks (11-0-1, 2 KOs). Both can be seen on NBC network TV, beginning at 2:30PM ET. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Jones-Lebedev II WBA title update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Teams have 30 days to negotiate for a WBA cruiserweight world championship fight between Russian champion Denis Lebedev and Panamanian former two-time world champion Guillermo Jones. If no deal is reached a purse bid will be held on December 9 in Panama City and be overseen by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

Jones-Lebedev I also went to a purse bid which was won by Jones’ representative Don King Productions for $712.000 but Hrunov Promotions, which bid $357,000, ended up staging the fight in Moscow in May. The fight was a classic with Jones winning by upset eleventh round KO. Jones, however, was stripped of his world crown after a positive drug test and the title was returned to Lebedev.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

‘Filipinos vs. Latinos’ Nov 30 in Manila

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Filipino Donnie Nietes (31-1-4, 17 KOs) will defend his WBO light flyweight title against Mexican former interim WBA champ Sammy Gutierrez (33-9-2, 23 KOs) in the main event of an event called “Filipinos vs. Latinos” November 30 at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila. The event is presented by ALA Promotions. In other action, local WBO minimumweight champion Merlito Sabillo (23-0, 12 KOs) will defend his belt against Nicaraguan WBO minimumweight interim champion Carlos Buitrago (27-0, 16 KOs). Also Mexican former WBA interim light flyweight champion Jose Alfredo Rodriguez (29-2, 18 KOs) will be facing Filipino Milan Melindo (29-1, 12 KOs).

The theme continues on the undercard, as bantamweight AJ Banal (29-2-1, 21 KOs) will face Puerto Rican Lucian Gonzalez (14-7-2, 3 KOs), and jr welterweight Jason Pagara (31-2, 19 KOs) meets Dominican Vladimir Baez (19-1-2, 17 KOs).



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Another huge boxing week in store for fight fans

By Karl Freitag

The weekly run of great fights this Fall continues with two big boxing telecasts this weekend. Boxing returns to the NBC TV network Saturday with special two-hour afternoon presentation of “NBC Fight Night” featuring a twelve-round heavyweight battle between Tomasz Adamek and Vyacheslav Glazkov in the main event. The same night, HBO brings us an attractive world title clash between WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward and unbeaten challenger Edwin Rodriguez. The Saturday menu also includes a nice junior lightweight fight between Daniel Ponce De Leon and Joksan Hernandez on Fox Deportes and an UniMas presentation of Jose Felix against Santos Benavidez in the same weight division.

But no need to wait until Saturday. Golden Boy Live! returns to Fox Sports 1 TONIGHT with a junior welterweight encounter between Luis Ramos Jr and Fidel Maldonado Jr.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Sherrington aims to derail #1 rated Soliman

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #8 middleweight Les Sherrington (33-6, 19 KOs) will collide with IBF #1 Sam Soliman (42-11, 17 KOs) at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on December 11. Sherrington is confident he can upset the hot favorite Soliman. “This fight is the biggest opportunity of my career,” Sherrington said. “It was offered to WBA #3 Jarred Fletcher but he declined. I thank Sam Soliman for giving me the chance. I’m in the best form of my career. I’ll be in even better shape in four weeks time. I’m stronger, faster and better than Sam and on December 11 I’ll prove it. This is a real 50-50 fight.”



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Amateur champ Tanaka defeats WBO #6 Reknafa in pro debut

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

An 18-year-old youngster, formerly four-time national high school champ Kosei Tanaka, 106.75, very impressively made a successful pro debut when he dropped WBO #6 Asia Pacific minimumweight champ Oscar Reknafa (12-4, 5 KOs), 106.75, in the first round and won a nearly shutout decision (60-53, 60-54, 59-53) over six lopsided rounds on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan. The opening session witnessed Tanaka connect with a sharp left-right combination to the face of Reknafa, who hit the deck with a surprised look. The rookie was an enfant terrible that kept jabbing and moving swiftly to completely control the contest. The loser Oscar’s handler Aryo Umbaran said, “Tanaka is a very much talented young boy and will be a future world champ.” His manager/promoter, ex-WBC super-bantam champ Kiyoshi Hatanaka hopes to cultivate this 105-pound prospect to follow his footstep to the international stardom. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Fallen warrior Megomed Abdusalamov remains in a medically induced coma on life support at St. Luke’s for the eighth day. ring10ny.com is accepting donations that will go directly to Mago and his family.

Former WBO Heavyweight champion Siarhei Liakhovich (25-6, 16KO) has pulled out of his comeback fight on the Iron Boy Promotions card this Saturday at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre.

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin returns February 1 in Monte Carlo. Apparently the undercard will include middleweight Martin Murray and cruiserweight Junior Makabu in separate fights.

It turns out Roman Kolaczek is alive and well. He told us that his email accounts and website were hacked and apparently controlled by a disgruntled former associate. He is planning open a new gym in Germany in two weeks and we’re told this was a rumor spread by a rival gym.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Yamanaka-Guevara Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KOs), 118, impressively retained his belt as he sent Mexican footworker Alberto Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs), 117.5, sprawling to the deck twice in the eighth and finally dropped him again with a vicious left for the count at 0:25 into the ninth round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Yamanaka, making his fifth defense, thus registered latest four defenses within the distance to his credit. His initial defense was scored by a unanimous decision over Vic Darchinyan in April of the previous year.

It was a nearly lopsided affair before the trick happened as tallied 79-71 by all the judges: Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and David Sutherland (all from US). The referee was Hector Afu (Panama) who controlled the fast-moving bantams very well. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bracero-Salita Full Report

By Matt Richardson
Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

Gabriel Bracero dropped Dmitriy Salita in round eight before going on to win a lopsided 10-round decision in Brooklyn in a clash of local 140-pounders at the Aviator Arena on Saturday night. Judges scored the fight 100-89, 99-90 and 97-92, all for Bracero (23-1, 4 KOs). Fightnews also tabbed Bracero a victor, 96-93. Both men were cut and bloodied in a good, competitive fight that had a sold out crowd of 1,703 cheering throughout. Salita (35-2-1, 18 KOs) was cut on the hairline, had a mouse under his left eye and seemed to be bleeding from behind his ear as well. Bracero, meanwhile, was cut over his right eye but didn’t let the injury affect what arguably could be his career-best win. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

UFC

UFC 20: Top 20 KOs

It’s been approximately 20 years since Gerard Gordeau landed a vicious right foot to the face of sumo wrestler Teila Tuli for the first TKO in UFC history. Since them, the organization has seen hundreds of spectacular knockouts. Here, we will count down the top 20 — click each subtitle to watch the full fight free through 12/31 . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 167: St. Pierre vs. Hendricks is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Nov 16 from Las Vegas at 10 PM ET/7 PM ET Click here for more



November 11th, 2013

Boxing Result

“Hollywood Fight Night” to host silent auction Nov 14th

All proceeds to benefit injured boxer Mike Carracela

The dangerous and pugilistic nature of professional boxing comes with the risk that a fighter may suffer injury, trauma, or even death. Professional boxers accept these risks while striving to achieve their dreams of becoming a World Champion. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Ward, Rodriguez Spar Over Drug Testing

By Robert Hough
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

A late-year Fight of the Year candidate awaits us on Saturday if Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez trade punches like they’ve traded comments about pre-fight drug testing. Ward (26-0, 14KOs) faces Rodriguez (24-0, 16KOs) – who called for random pre-fight testing after the contracts were signed – in an HBO-televised fight at Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.

“After the contracts were signed, there was an offer to sponsor the drug testing and I thought, ‘Why not?,’” said Rodriguez, who emphasized during a recent conference call that he believes Ward is clean.

Why not? Because challengers don’t dictate terms, said Ward, who called the move a publicity stunt.

Victor Conte, a nutritionist who says he’s working to rid sports of performance-enhancing drugs in the wake of having supplied them to elite athletes, made the offer to “sponsor” the drug testing, Rodriguez said. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Team Sauerland to try to set world record for fan noise

Team Sauerland is hopeful to set a new world record for fan noise on November 16 when middleweight Patrick Nielsen (20-0, 9 KOs) fights in front of his boisterous home fans in Albertslund for the first time of his career. The 22-year-old Dane takes on Jose Pinzon (24-5, 15 KOs) at MusikTeatret Albertslund, with his younger brother Micki Nielsen (10-0, 8 KO) also in action. “The Nielsen brothers, their wild fans and a packed music venue with great acoustics – I´d say we´ll have a brilliant chance of breaking the record,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “Just in case, we´ll be handing out free ear plugs at the entrance should things get too noisy.” (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from San Antonio

Luis Ramos Jr 139.6 vs. Fidel Maldonado Jr 140
Fernando Guerrero 162.5 vs. Raymond Gatica 160
Terrell Gausha 158 vs. Andres Calixto 159.8
Jairo Castaneda 141.5 vs. James Burns 143.2
Benjamin Whitaker 146.5 vs. Felipe Reyes 146.5
Enrique Niera Jr 162 vs. Kevin Conrad 160.6
Armando Cardenas 141.5 vs. Warren Stewart
Mario Barrios 122.2 vs. Rigoberto Moreno 122
Travell Mazion 136.5 vs. Roy Garcia 137.8

Venue: Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Sports 1



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC orders Farias – Persoon

At the WBC Convention held in Bangkok, Thailand from Nov 3-9, among several other decisions, it was decided that actual WBC lightweight champion Erica Anabella Farias fom Argentina must face her official challenger Delfine Persoon from Belgium.
Undefeated Farias, 18-0-0(9), made a successful defense against Marc McGee on Oct 4. Persoon, 26-1-0(11) is waiting for her chance since March when she knocked out Kremena Petkova in 2 rounds in a WBC mandated final eliminator. Persoon will keep active this Monday Nov 11 against Eva Halasi and then she will be again in the ring against Lucia Morelli on Dec 13.
Ed Pearson, Chaiman of the WBC Female Committee, have set Dec 6, Mexico City noon time for private negotiations or purse offers will be opened.
Farias is handled by Osvaldo Ribero and Persoon by Filiep Tampere.



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The New York State Athletic Commission defends their handling of now-comatose boxer Magomed Abdulsalamov. More

The WBO has ordered lightweight champion Ricky Burns to make a mandatory defense against Terrence Crawford, ruling out the hoped-for, immediate rematch between Burns and Raymundo Beltran.

Two men were arrested in connection to the death of former amateur star boxer Alexis Urbina, who was beaten in his Arizona home in September. More

Australian hopeful Will Tomlinson has signed a five-fight deal with Golden Boy. More



November 11th, 2013

Boxing Result

Seals Ready for Banner Takeover

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Robert Tapales Action Fighter Media

On Saturday night in Norcross GA, just north of Atlanta, Sugar Bert Boxing Promotions along with Achievas Entertainment, presented an entertaining night of boxing containing eleven bouts.

The card was highlighted by light-heavy weight Mike “CannonHandz” Seals (17-0 13KO) as he obliterated outclassed Mike “The Spoiler” Walker (26-31 18KO) in less than two minutes of round 1. After the fight, Seals claimed this is his last fight on the local scene for a long time as he looks for better competition in bigger shows now that he has signed with Banner Promotions. (more…)



November 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Raymi breaks the record: 20-0, 20 first round KOs

By Robert Coster

Whatever one may think of strawweight Ali Raymi’s skills or the questionable quality of the opposition he has faced, the 39-year-old Yemeni boxer has entered the boxing history books. On Sunday at the Sports Stadium in Sanaa, Yemen, Raymi scored a first round stoppage of one Akram Jawfi (with a reported record of 5-0) Ali’s 16th opponent this year. It is therefore official: Ali Raymi has now scored 20 straight first round KO victories, topping the mark of Philadelphia club fighter Tyrone Brunson. However one question comes to mind. How on Earth are there so many unbeaten professional strawweights in Yemen? None of Raymi’s previous 20 opponents have ever suffered a loss before facing him.

Raymi is currently #15 in the new WBC ratings and #12 in the WBO ratings.



November 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Donaire: It wasn’t MY win tonight, it was the Philippines’ win

After his KO win over Vic Darchinyan, former world champion Nonito Donaire issued the following message on his Facebook page:

It wasnt MY win tonight, it was the PHILIPPINES win. We are strong and we have faith. Thank you Lord for keeping me safe, giving me a sound mind, helping me see what needed to be done. Thank you to the Archangels and especially all the fans and Filipinos who watched despite the typhoon. I have alot of work still to do but first I need to get the cheek xrayed for fracture and rest. God Bless!

During his post fight interview, Donaire stated “When he hit me in my cheek, it felt like he broke my cheek, so part of my mind was ‘Is this it for me? Should I keep going?’ but I put my mind and heart into it and said ‘You know what? I will never, ever quit.’”

As far as future fights, Donaire stated he’s looking for a rematch with Guillermo Rigondeaux.



November 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Yamanaka keeps WBC bantam belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, WBC bantamweight champ Shinsuke Yamanaka (20-0-2, 15 KOs), 118, impressively retained his belt as he sent Mexican footworker Alberto Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs), 117.5, sprawling twice in the eighth and finally dropped him with a vicious left for the count at 0:25 into the ninth round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Yamanaka, making his fifth defense, thus registered latest four defenses within the distance to his credit. His initial defense was scored by a unanimous decision over Vic Darchinyan in April of the previous year. (more…)



November 10th, 2013

Boxing Result

Gonzalez, Linares, Ao Victorious

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super champ in the light-fly category, Roman Gonzalez (37-0, 31 KOs), 113, exploded his power punches in lopsidedly battering world-rated Mexican Oscar Blanquet (32-7-1, 23 KOs), 113, en route to a well-received stoppage at 0:27 into the second session in a scheduled ten on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. This non-title go was witnessed by the well-packed crowd at Ryogoku Sumo Arena, where people appreciated Chocolatito’s superior power and precision beneath the WBC bantamweight title bout between Shinsuke Yamanaka and Alberto Guevara.

Formerly two-division champ, Japan-based Venezuelan Jorge Linares (35-3, 23 KOs), 136, displayed a beautiful one-punch demolition of Francisco Contreras (21-4, 16 KOs), 135.75, Dominican Republic, at 3:08 of the opening session in a scheduled ten. Linares looked patient against the aggressive opponent, covering up well and looking for openings to score an effective counter. It landed at the button of the taller rival, who fell prone for the full count.

The first ten-rounder witnessed former two-time world champ Takahiro Ao (25-3-1, 12 KOs), 137, score a fine knockout over Mexican Edgar Lomeli (14-4-2, 8 KOs), 136.5, by badly dropping him twice with a southpaw left at first and with a vicious right hook at 3:03 of the first round.

(More to come)



November 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Chavez-Mucino draw; Roman KOs ex-champ Salgado

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican former female world champions Arely Mucino and Jessica Chavez battled to a ten round draw iin front of nearly 5,500 fans at the Convention Center Surman Villa de las Flores in Coacalco in the Mexico State in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo. Chavez retained her WBC female silver belt.

In the semifinal, Miguel “Mickey” Roman scored an eleventh round TKO over former WBA and IBF world champion Juan Carlos Salgado to keep his WBC International silver lightweight title.



November 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Budler wins on fourth round stoppage; Oosthuizen retains IBO super middleweight belt

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler stopped Hugo Verchelli in the fourth round to retain his IBO strawweight belt and also claim the WBA interim minimumweight belt at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night Saturday night on a Golden Gloves Promotion.

In the co-feature, Tommy Oosthuizen failed to impress as he retained the IBO super-middleweight belt for the seventh time with a hard-earned 12 round majority points decision over Ezequiel Maderna. Judges Stan Christodoulou (South Africa) and Benoit Roussel (Canada) scored it 116-112 and 117-111 and judge Dave Parris (United Kingdom) had it 114-114. (more…)



November 10th, 2013




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