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GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

Photos: Team Golovkin Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin received a hero's welcome in his native Kazakhstan over the weekend. On Friday Golovkin ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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Boxing News

Tidbits from the WBA KO to Drugs card

By Robert Coster
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

The XXIX WBA “KO to Drugs” in Santo Domingo started at 6.30 PM on June 28th and finished at 4AM on May 29th, an almost 8 hour marathon with two world titles and five regional titles at stake. Manager Jacques Deschamps summed the feelings of many of those present. “The WBA overdid itself this time and should be congratulated. It was a mammoth effort and a great night of boxing.” For the local Dominican hosts, it was a mixed bag in terms of results. Local prospect Argenis Lopez failed to win the vacant WBA interim world title in the lightweight class against Colombian Darleys Perez but Dahianna Santana won the WBA female featherweight title. Young jr featherweight prospect Juan Carlos Pena was stopped by Jesus Rojas of Puerto Rico in a violent battle but local bantamweight Norberto Jimenez outboxed tough Julio Escudero of Panama for the WBA Fedelatin crown. Fightnews got comments from some of the victors in Saturday’s night of boxing. (more…)



July 1st, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Anthony Dirrell of Flint, Mich., gets a rematch with Sakio Bika. More

‘I’m not thinking about Nathan Cleverly, insists Tony Bellow. More

Floyd Mayweather gets dissed by Tiny at the BET Awards. More

Is it the hour for New Zealand’s Anthony Taylor? More



July 1st, 2014

UFC

UFC and Fox Sports terminate broadcasting agreements with Chael Sonnen

The UFC and FOX Sports organizations announced today the termination of their respective broadcasting services agreements with analyst Chael Sonnen. This decision comes in light of Sonnen failing a second test conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission for banned substances in June. Sonnen was previously under temporary suspension by the Nevada Athletic Commission for failing an initial test conducted in May.
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July 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Berchelt back in action Saturday

Lightweight prospect Miguel “Alacrán” Berchelt (22-1, 19 KOs) will be in action Saturday against Carlos Manuel Reyes (24-2-1, 16 KOs) in a ten round bout at the Auditorio de la Unidad Deportiva “Victor Cervera Pacheco” in Merida, Yukatan, Mexico. It will be Berchelt’s second fight since having his career derailed by a shock first round KO loss to Colombian Luis Eduardo Flores in March.

Berchelt stated, “I learned a lot from the defeat against the Colombian, far from having any effect on me, it has benefited me, it’s for the good…I would like a rematch soon, but if not, we’ll continue with the objective of being world champion.”



July 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Report: Heads roll at Golden Boy

ESPN is reporting that Golden Boy Promotions has terminated deputy COO Armando Gaytan, executive vice president Raul Jaimes and vice president of marketing Nicole Sparks. All were close with former Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, who left the company on bad terms in early June.



June 30th, 2014

UFC

Extra tickets to UFC Dublin announced

Extra tickets to The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC®) highly anticipated Dublin event are to go on sale Tuesday 1st July, following an unprecedented demand which saw the arena sell out in a matter of minutes . . . More
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June 30th, 2014

UFC

10 Reasons to Attend International Fight Week!

Have you ever experienced International Fight Week? Whether you have or not, the 2014 edition is sure to peak your interest. Where else can you meet all your favorite fighters, experience Las Vegas like never before, and be in town for the the two biggest events in one weekend in UFC history? We have everything you need to know about International Fight Week, so we hope to see you in Vegas! . . . More
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June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Results from Ontario, CA

Welterweight Artemio Reyes (22-2, 18 KOs) needed two rounds to dispatch Abraham Alvarez (16-5-1, 7 KOs) on Friday in the 10-round main event promoted by Southern California-based Thompson Boxing Promotions. Reyes dropped Alvarez three times. “I knew I hurt him in the first, the way he was wincing after taking a shot,” said Reyes, who fights out of nearby Riverside, Calif. and is trained by Joel Diaz. “My team and I never go in searching for a knockout, but if it presents itself early, like it did tonight, we’ll take it any day of the week.”

The co-main event featured junior welterweights Giovani Santillan (13-0, 7 KOs) topped Joaquin Chavez (7-14-3, 2 KOs) over eight by scores of 79-72, 78-73, 77-74).

Super bantamweight Danny Roman (9-2-1, 4 KOs) topped Jonathan Arellano (13-3-2, 3 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 79-71, 80-72 twice.



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

O.R. Promotions wins Narvaez-Orucuta purse bid

O.R. Promotions won today the purse bid for the fight between WBO super flyweight champion Omar Narvaez and the #1 ranked Felipe Orucuta. Narvaez (42-1-2, 23 KOs) promoters, O.R. Promotions, represented by Sebastian Rivero, won the purse bid over All Star Boxing, represented by Felix “Tutico” Zabala, who offered $301,000. The minimum for the purse bid was $100,000. The purse bid was held at the WBO headquarters in San Juan and presided by WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel.

Narvaez, a former WBO flyweight champion with 16 defenses, is going to defend his 115lb belt for the 11th time against Orucuta (29-2, 24 KOs). These fighters previously met on May 25, 2013 and Narvaez won a split decision. The promoters proposed August 30 and September 6 in Argentina for the Narvaez-Orucuta fight.



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Caparello, DiBella discuss Aug 2 Kovalev clash

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Team Caparello

Australian 175 pounder Blake Caparello (18-0, 6 KOs) will clash with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (24-0-1, 22 KOs) on August 2nd at the Revel Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey and is confident he can upset the fearsome and heavy punching Florida-based Russian. Fightnews talks to Caparello and his American promoter Lou DiBella.

You are challenging WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. How are you feeling?

Blake: “Yeah feeling great and looking forward to the challenge. I want to thank my managers Sam Labruna and Brendan Bourke along with Promoter Lou DiBella and Ron Rizzo and the team from DBE for putting in the hard yards and getting me this title fight.” (more…)



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Notable boxing action this week

By Karl Freitag

While there is an abbreviated boxing schedule this week due to the World Cup and a holiday weekend in the U.S., there are still a number of interesting fights around the world we’ll have our eye on.

July 2 – Michael Farinas vs. Mark Davis
IBF junior lightweight title eliminator
Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut

July 4 – Michael Katsidis vs. Graham Earl
Rematch of the classic 2007 world title fight
Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

July 5 – Joseph Parker vs. Brian Minto
Big step up in class for unbeaten heavyweight Parker
Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand

July 6 – Ruslan Chagaev vs. Fres Oquendo
Vacant WBA “regular” heavyweight title on the line
Ahmat Arena, Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Crawford-Gamboa Notables & Quotables

By Bill Green

Fightnews: Congrats champ, we heard rumors all week on this being possibly your last fight at 135. You remain the WBO lightweight champ of the World. Will we see you next at 140?

Crawford: “I don’t know. I mean that’s mostly a decision for my management and team. We will just see how things materialize.”

Fightnews: Gamboa was very strong early, and his hand speed was a problem. At what point did you know you could hurt him and turn things around?

Crawford: “We trained extremely hard for this fight. I always believe in my skills. Adjusting to different styles is what we thought would work. We trained for different scenarios. We knew he would be tough. Basically, we just stuck to the game plan and were able to come out on top.” (more…)



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Charkey Ramon

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian Boxing Great Charkey Ramon was WBA #1 light middleweight in 1974. Charkey talks to Fightnews about fights with Englishman Pat Dwyer, Canada’s Donato Paduano, Frenchman Jacques Kechechian and Mexico’s Manual Fierro.



June 30th, 2014

UFC

Meet the Strawweights: Emily Kagan

“I’ve traveled a lot, I’ve been in groups with people who were petty and chose who they wanted to be friends with and who they didn’t,” said Emily Kagan. “I’ve been away from home a lot, and I’ve had a lot of experiences that allow me to be very flexible in new and uncomfortable experiences.” . . . More
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June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson TKO’d by world rated cruiser Makabu

WBC #3, WBA #2, WBO #9 cruiserweight contender Ilunga “Junior” Makabu (17-1, 16 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO against 45-year-old former world champion Glen Johnson (54-19-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa in Kinshasa, Congo. The bout was waved off with Makabu battering Johnson on the ropes. This was only the second time in the “Road Warrior’s” long career that he has been stopped, the first being 17 years ago against Bernard Hopkins.



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Graham Earl hits Australia for Katsidis rematch

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Lightweight Graham Earl (26-4, 12 KOs) touched down in Australia today ahead of his much anticipated rematch with former two-time WBO world champion, Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’ (29-6, 24 KOs) on Friday night at Rumours International convention centre in Toowoomba. A fit and hardened Earl today declared “Its only days until I bring back bragging rights for the whole of England as I claim my victory that I should of had in 2007, when we traded blows before. Michael has said there will be no trilogy and he is correct when he says that, as once we box I will make it his last fight and retire him from boxing. This fight has been burning inside me ever since the last fight in 2007 and I’m determined to make this right.”

The pair originally met in 2007 in London when Katsidis stopped Earl in a five round war for the vacant WBO lightweight world interim championship. This will be the 35-year-old Earl’s first fight in five years.



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Suleymanov-Quevedo headline in Montebello

Former world ranked contender Khabir Suleymanov (16-4, 6 KOs) will look to rebound when he takes on tough Mexican veteran Daniel Quevedo (13-15-3, 8 KOs) July 18th at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California. The super bantamweight main event bout is scheduled for 6 rounds. The Southern California based Suleymanov fought valiently in his last bout dropping a decision to world ranked unbeaten Roman Morales this past March. James “Buddy” McGirt is training Suleymanov for this next bout. (more…)



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Pro boxing back in Davenport, Iowa

Professional boxing returns to the historic Col Ballroom, Davenport, Iowa on July 11th. A preview of potential matches from co-promoters Tony Bandy (Fight College Inc.) & Skylar Thompson (Glamour Promotions) has the following prospects with match-ups in the works. Scheduled in in separate bouts are light middleweights Purnell Gates (26-2, 15 KOs) and Bobby Bryant (15-0, 9 KOs), middleweights George Carter Jr. (11-0, 6 KOs) and Limberth Ponce (7-2, 5 KOs), cruiserweight Vinnie Carita (8-1-1, 8 KOs) and heavyweight Donovan Dennis (9-1, 8 KOs). More details to come.



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Bermane Stiverne is enjoying life as a heavyweight champion. More

“Don’t quit!” is what manager Alex Morrison is saying to Ricky Burns, following his recent loss. More

The Klitschko brothers shell out over $270K to equip army unit warring in eastern Ukraine. More

A fight broke out in Omaha following the Crawford-Gamboa battle. More



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

De Alba wins by going south of the border

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading PA, junior lightweight Frank Santos De Alba (13-1-2, 5KOs) captured the UBF All Americas belt with a fifth round knockout of Pablo Batres (7-10-1, 2KOs) which came from an apparent accidental low blow. The six bout card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions had its share of upsets along with 10 entertaining amateur contests. In the co-feature of the evening, veteran welterweight Danny Lugo (3-7) upset local fan favorite “Irish” Pat Kehoe (1-1) by four round majority decision. (more…)



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson retains female welter belt

By Julian Burgower at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

“Has anybody seen a tooth?” The question reverberated through ringside officials and media-types after the opening preliminary bout had been called to a halt proceeding a Glen Dezum right hook that folded overmatched Cody Fuller at 2:44 the second round. Referee Kenny Chevalier had no need to pick up the count. It was going to be that type of night!

Saturday night’s main event at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD, featured the Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) titlist Tori Sho-Nuff” Nelson, Ashburn, VA, defending her welterweight title against Nicole Woods, Brooklyn, NY. The bout was laced with heavy inside roughhouse tactics, causing Nelson to rely on her aggression to land on the inside and to the body. Nelson was able to connect with several uppercuts to snap back Woods’ head in the fourth and fifth rounds. Woods’ only success of the evening was in the eighth round, launching Nelson’s mouthpiece across the canvass after connecting with a hard counter right. The remainder of the bout belonged to the champion, who won by scores of 95-94, 98-92 (twice). Fightnews scored the bout 99-91 in favor of Nelson, who improves to 10-0-3 (1). Woods drops to 11-14-3 (3). (more…)



June 30th, 2014

Boxing News

Terence Crawford: At the press conference I told him ‘you shouldn’t have taken this fight’

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

“My manager and promoter always ask me ‘when are you going to see more out of you?’ I always tell them ‘put me in there with somebody,'” said a beaming WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference after his spectacular ninth round KO of previously unbeaten Yuriorkas Gamboa. “I commend Gamboa for taking the fight, but I just felt like it was my time. I was destined to win that fight. I just felt that in my heart. At the press conference I told him ‘you shouldn’t have taken this fight.'” (more…)



June 29th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO to grant scholarships to pro boxing prospects in Mexico and Philippines

As was held in Puerto Rico in early 2014, the WBO will help several young pro boxers from Mexico and the Philippines as part of the successful program Kids Drug Free. WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel said that the young boxers will be financially rewarded with a scholarship to further studies and can continue their boxing careers. “We had this event in Puerto Rico and we want to go to other regions to encourage sports and studies in the young boxers, so let’s do it in two major boxing countries like Mexico and the Philippines,” Valcarcel said. “The important thing here is that it will motivate these young boxers on their education and also their career in boxing.” (more…)



June 29th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night San Antonio: Post-fight presser

Six fighters joined the UFC’s Senior Director of Public Relations, Dave Sholler, at the UFC Fight Night San Antonio post-fight press conference: Headliners Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens, undefeated welterweight Kelvin Gastelum, fast-rising light heavyweight Clint Hester, newcomer Carlos Diego Ferreira and TUF Brazil 1 winner Cezar Ferreira . . . More
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June 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Perez, Santana claim WBA interim belts

Report & Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

A frenzied partisan crowd of 1200 packed the tent on the Malecon Terrace at the Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo for the WBA’s XXIX KO Drugs festival Saturday night. Several WBA title fights were held, those of the interim and regional variety, with plenty of international flavor to go around. It was a mixed bag of results for the home town crowd as Dominican Dahiana Santana brought home the female interim featherweight title by out hustling Colombian Francia Bravo over twelve, while Colombia returned the favor as Darleys Perez shocked previously undefeated Argenis Lopez in twelve to snatch the interim lightweight belt. (more…)



June 29th, 2014

UFC

UFN San Antonio: Cub Outlasts Stephens

Cub Swanson may have earned his shot at the featherweight title. Following his sixth consecutive win, a hard fought five-round unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stephens at AT&T Center, the veteran contender is the clear next in line for the winner of August’s bout between 145-pound champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes, though he’s not asking for it . . . More
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June 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Briggs defeats Love for NABA title

Former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (55-6-1, 48 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Raphael Zumbano Love (34-8-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Love seemed more interested in surviving than fighting, running and holding the whole way. Briggs scored knockdowns in rounds one and twelve. Love barely hung on until the end. With the win, Briggs claimed the vacant NABA heavyweight title and a likely WBA rating.



June 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Crawford KOs Gamboa in round nine

By Bill Green at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Hometown hero and unbeaten WBO lightweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) scored a spectacular ninth round KO against previously unbeaten three division world champion and Olympic gold medalist Yuriokas “El Ciclon de Guantánamo” Gamboa (23-1, 16 KOs) to retain his title on Saturday night before 10,943 partisan fight fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The first four rounds were close with maybe a slight edge to Gamboa, but in round five Crawford dropped Gamboa and punished him for the rest of the round. After that, the tide turned for Crawford, who was fighting from a southpaw stance. Crawford dropped Gamboa again in round eight. Gamboa staggered Crawford in round nine, but Crawford came back to floor Gamboa twice to end it! Time was 2:53.

In a clash of unbeaten middleweights, 2008 Olympian middleweight Matt Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Jose Uzcategui (22-1, 18 KOs). Korobov fought a technically superior fight and finally broke the fight open by dropping Uzcategui twice in round seven. Scores were 97-91, 97-91, 96-92. Korobov wins the vacant WBO Inter-Continental belt.

Unbeaten welterweight Mikael Zewski (24-0, 19 KOs) scored a punishing fourth round KO over Prince Doku Jr (18-6, 12 KOs) in a bout for the vacant NABF welterweight title. Zewski stalked Doku from the outset, applying pressure and winging big shots. Zewski finally battered Doku to the deck in round four for the count. Time was 1:05. (more…)



June 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Novoa retains WBC minimumweight belt

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez / WBC

WBC minimumweight champion Oswaldo “El Gallito” Novoa (14-4-1, 9 KOs) successfully defended his title Saturday night with a ninth round TKO against Alcides “Casco” Martinez (12-3, 6 KOs) at the Centro de Espectaculos in Epazoyucan, Hidalgo, Mexico. This was Novoa’s first defense since dethroning Xiong Zhao Zhong in China last February.

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June 28th, 2014

UFC

UFN Prelims: San Antonio Becomes Sub City

Brazil’s Carlos Diego Ferreira got the fans in his adopted home state of Texas on their feet in his lightweight bout with TUF 16 winner Colton Smith, slamming, then submitting the Fort Hood product in the first round of their UFC Fight Night prelim bout at AT&T Center . . . More
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June 28th, 2014




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