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Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Don King: Heavyweight boxing back to what it is supposed to be

Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime Hall of Fame promoter Don King was ecstatic after heavyweight Trevor Bryan's ten round unanimous decision over Derric Rossy in ...

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Cotto reveals secret weapon

Cotto reveals secret weapon

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Photos: Gabriel Gonzalez - Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports/Golden Boy At age 34, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto appears to ...

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Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Santa Cruz and Mares make weight

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Leo Santa Cruz 124.8 vs. Abner Mares 125.2 (vacant WBA "super" featherweight title) Hugo Ruiz 121.4 vs. Julio Cesar Ceja ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Trevor Bryan 227 vs. Derric Rossy 235.5 Juan Ubaldo Cabrera 160 vs. DeCarlo Perez 160.5 Nat Visinia 273 vs. Joey Dawejko 236.25 Venue: ...

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Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Santa Cruz-Mares Final Press Conference

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions With just days to go until their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN showdown, Leo "El Terremoto" Santa ...

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Boxing News

Parker, Pettaway ready for March 5th clash

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

WBA#10, WBO#12 heavyweight Joseph Parker (12-0, 10KOs) will clash with Jason Pettaway (17-1, 10KOs) on Thursday in Auckland, New Zealand. Parker’s trainer Kevin Barry was confident this bout will be a learning fight for his charge and does not underestimate the importation.

“As we continue to step up there’s going to be much tougher fights out there for us,” Barry admitted. “This sort of opponent (Pettaway). I want to try and keep the momentum going from his performance in December. I don’t want to lose that momentum and if that means Joe has to throw 75 punches in the first round then that’s what he’ll do. If Joe can go out there and put his combinations together there’s not too many fighters that are going to stand up for the full distance with him. I’m confident in his skill and his power. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015


Boxing News

Glazkov reunites with old trainer for Cunningham clash

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events

Photo: David Spagnolo/Main Events


On March 14, heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov will face Steve “USS” Cunningham for the #1 position in the IBF and the USBA heavyweight title as the co-feature on the Kovalev-Pascal HBO telecast. The winner of this fight will face the winner of the fight between heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Bryant Jennings. For this bout, Glazkov will be reunited with former trainer Victor Petrochenko. “John David Jackson was so busy with Sergey [Kovalev],” said Glazkov. “I decided I needed to go with a new trainer. Instead of going with somebody completely new, I chose someone from the past that I used to work with. We are clicking together good.”

To work with Petrochenko, Glazkov had to travel to Oxnard, CA, where he’s 100% focused on Cunningham. “Cunningham is a very experienced fighter. He is a very good fighter. That is why I have to prepare 100% for the fight. Good fight. Good opponent. Will be a good night.”

A former Klitschko sparring partner, Glazkov stated that he can’t predict what will happen in the Klitschko-Jennings fight, “but I would love to go and face Klitschko. I got good experience sparring with Klitschko. If I am going to fight him next, that experience will give me insight to fighting him.”



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Carl Froch “dares” Andre Ward to take rematch in Nottingham UK

By James Slater

As fight fans may have read recently, the WBA has ordered a return meeting between their two super-middleweight champions: Carl Froch, the “regular” WBA 168-pound boss and Ward, the “super” champ at the weight according to the governing body. And while it was almost instantly vocalised by the majority of fight fans how Froch would want nothing to do with the man who widely (on most cards) out-pointed him in the “Super-Six” final back in late 2011, Froch has instead called Ward out.

In fact, in speaking with Jeff Powell of The Mail, Froch has “dared” Ward to come to his hometown of Nottingham in the UK to take the rematch. Froch, who has had one eye on retirement ever since his crushing and hugely satisfying KO of George Groves in their May 2014 rematch blockbuster, still wants to fight under the bright lights of Las Vegas; yet he has said to Powell how a revenge win over Ward would be “a fantastic way” to end his great career. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

WBC Francophone ratings of March.

Chairman Houcine Houichi has released the March ratings of the WBC Francophone title.
The opening bout for the new title is confirmed and will take place on March 14 in Charleroi, Belgium between Christopher Rebrasse and Seyedin Syroos for the inaugural supermiddleweight title.

The full set of ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS

Click to watch the trailer for Charleroi, Belgium March 14, 2015

Poster Charleroi March 14



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach in Macau, China for his upcoming challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Amnat Ruenroeng hits Macau’s Venetian

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Employees of the Venetian Macau welcome undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand to “Fight Week” for his upcoming title defense against two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Castañeda returns to Caguas March 14

Photo: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Roberto Castañeda (21-8-1, 15 KOs), who will face Orlando del Valle (18-2, 13KOs) on March 14 in Caguas, Puerto Rico, will come much better prepared than the version of last August when he knocked down José ‘Wonder Boy’ López four times before suffering a very controversial majority decision loss in this same city. Promoter Hector Soto has said that there is a possibility that the winner of the match will then face the Wonder Boy.

“Now he had more time to train,” said his manager, Bosco Wave. “We are very grateful to Miguel Cotto Promotions because we were warned month and a half in advance and Roberto has been training since January.” The bout scheduled for eight rounds in the super bantamweight division, will headline Univision Puerto Rico’s Boxeo Al Maximo series at the Roger L. Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas presented by Miguel Cotto Promotions and H2.

“We are excited to return to Caguas because we are very grateful for the way those 7,000 Puerto Rican fans treated us, who chanted his name after the fight with Wonder Boy” continued Wave. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Dawejko intends to keep tank rolling toward Mansour

Story / Interview by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
File Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Rising Philly heavyweight prospect Joey “The Tank” Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, returns to the ring Friday night when he meets “The Nigerian Gentleman”, Enobong Umohette, 9-2, 8 KOs, in the 8-round co-main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Joey will be looking to extend his five bout winning streak that has spanned the last 14 months.

It was in January 2014 when Dawejko upset fringe contender Derric Rossy in Atlantic City. The surprise victory helped Joey to turn a new leaf in his then-fading pro career. After closing his stellar amateur run in 2009, Dawejko spun his wheels as a professional and appeared to be on a wrong-way trip in the heavyweight division. However, with the Rossy fight, the 5′ 10″ Tank took the opportunity to make a fresh start. Since his win over Rossy, Dawejko has won four more bouts, including his last three by first round knockout. Suddenly after that very good 5-0 year, Dawejko’s career is hot again. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Felix Jr: I want to give the Chinese fans a good show

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: German Villasenor/Team Felix Jr.

Mexican lightweight contender Jose Felix Jr. (28-1, 23 KOs) will look to showcase his talent against Filipino Raymond Sermona (17-4-5, 8 KOs) this Saturday March 7th at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian Resort and Hotel in Macao, China, and televised the same night on UniMas. We caught up with Felix Jr. during his brief stay in LA before leaving for China. He spoke about his preparation, goals, and the upcoming fight.

“This fight is a good opportunity fighting in China. We will put on a good fight,” Felix Jr. told Fightnews.com “I want to give the Chinese fans a good show so they can see what I am about.”

Felix trained in his hometown of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, with his father Jose Felix. The coastal town that has produced the likes of former world champions Jorge Arce, Humberto Soto and Fernando Montiel. Before leaving for China, Felix did his final preparations at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Club in Montebello, California. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Oquendo back in action Friday

The season opener for the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL. The famed Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry will once again take center stage as Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico clashes with Gabino “Flash” Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonara, Mexico.

In his last fight Oquendo gave a spirited fight against former three-divison world champion Abner Mares. Although he would come up short his effort gained a lot of respect having entered the bout as a huge underdog. After a little taste of the big time, Oquendo knows that if he wants to get back there he must beat Cota on Friday. (more…)



March 3rd, 2015

UFC

Tickets for Miocic vs. Hunt on sale Thursday

The UFC® today announced ticket prices for the upcoming UFC® FIGHT NIGHTTM: MIOCIC vs. HUNT, which takes place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10. The UFC® also updated its fight card as it makes its first visit to the South Australian capital . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Q&A with heavyweight contender Lucas Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #4 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (22-0, 19 KOs) will challenge WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev (33-2-1, 20 KOs) in a mandatory title bout. The WBA ordered the management of both Chagaev and Browne to negotiate the bout in next 30 days but if they cannot reach a decision the fight will go to purse bid. Browne talks to Fightnews and says he’s confident he can defeat Chagaev and is hoping that his promoter Ricky Hatton can promote the WBA title bout in England.



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire picks Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather.

It’s family first, says champion Carl Frampton.

Hall of Famer Virgil Hill ends his career on a high note.

When is the historic Blue Horizon, longtime home to boxing, not historic?

 

 

 



March 3rd, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Dulorme confirmed for April 18

WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford will take on Thomas Dulorme on April 18 for the vacant WBO jr welterweight title formerly held by Chris Algieri. The bout, which will take place at the University of Texas at Arlington’s College Park Center outside Dallas, Texas, was confirmed by Top Rank President Todd duBoef via Twitter. “Terence Crawford had a fantastic year in 2014 and captured the world’s attention with Fighter of the Year accolades. To continue the momentum, Crawford will look to capture another world title against Thomas Dulorme on April 18.”



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Erislandy Lara responds to Team Andrade

WBA Champion, Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara, responds to WBO Champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade’s claims that he’s not interested in a unification fight with him. “I’ll fight him anytime! My resume speaks for itself. I’m willing to fight Cotto or GGG next…you think I’m worried about this little spoiled brat? Look at my resume of great fighters I’ve fought, Williams, Molina, Vanes, Trout, Canelo, Angulo and now Smith. In 24 fights, who has he fought?”

“I’m the best in the division. If I put my name to a contract I show up and fight, unlike him when he pulled out of the biggest fight of his career against Charlo. Not to mention, he turned down a fight with me on ESPN2 years ago when I was willing to whoop to put a beating on him for $15,000. And don’t forget, I already whooped that ass for free in the amateurs!!! His nickname serves him right…He’s Poo Poo!”



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Beltway March Preview

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Just like the winds of March, boxing will come in like a lion into the Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern, VA area. There will be four cards in the area in a three-week period along with other area boxers involved in significant battles.

Locally, the month will start on Saturday, March 14 with a Keystone Boxing Promotions card at a brand new location for Beltway Boxing — The Sphinx Club at Franklin Square in Washington, DC. The main event features the return to the area of undefeated Waldorf, MD junior welterweight Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed. Reed , the 2014 Beltway Prospect of the Year (12-0, six KO’s) returns to the area for the first time in almost a year. Reed has fought his last three bouts on the road as a Top Rank Promotions signee. No word yet on his opponent for this card. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Zou Shiming workout

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist and No. 1 world-rated flyweight contender Zou Shiming works out during training in Macau, China for his challenge of undefeated IBF flyweight world champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs), from Chonburi, Thailand.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Glen Tapia workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (22-1, 14 KOs), of Passaic, NJ, works out with Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach at the Venetian Macao for his upcoming 10 round NABO junior middleweight title match against Daniel Dawson (40-4-1, 26 KOs), of Perth, Australia on the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng card from Macau,China.

Promoted by Top Rank® and Sands China Ltd., in association with Tecate, SECA, Kreerin Promotions, Sampson Boxing and Foreman Boys Promotions, the Zou Shiming – Amnat Ruenroeng World Flyweight Championship fight will take place Saturday, March 7, at The Venetian® Macao’s Cotai Arena and televised via same-day delay on HBO2®, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT. Tapia will open the HBO2 telecast.

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March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Mayweather-Pacquiao kick-off presser next week

Boxing superstars Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao will appear together for a kick-off press event in Los Angeles next week to launch into the buildup for their history-making championship showdown on May 2 live on pay-per-view. This will be their only press conference until fight week. This event is NOT open to the public but undoubtedly will be live-streamed.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade Team targets, rips Lara

After WBO number-one ranked Jr. Middleweight, Jermell Charlo decided to not fight fight WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade, Andrade’s father/trainer Paul has turned his attention to a fight with WBA belt holder Erislandy Lara. “We signed a contract to fight Charlo a month ago,” said Paul Andrade. “He opted to fight a guy that we beat already in Vanes Martiroysan. I don’t even think Charlo will beat him. I can see Vanes out bullying him and win a decision about eight rounds to four. That’s in the past and now we have to look towards the future.”

That future hopefully includes Lara.

“The real fight for us is with Lara. Fighting Charlo would not have done much for us anyway. That would have been like a man fighting a boy. We are calling Lara out but he has had no response. He doesn’t have a dance partner, so the time is right for both of us.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Russell/Charlo-Martirosyan Quotes

Showtime confirmed today that WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) will defend his 126-pound title against Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) and super welterweight contenders Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (25-0, 11 KOs) and Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) will face off on a March 28 telecast from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.

Jhonny Gonzalez: “I’m very excited to be coming back to the United States. Every time I have fought on American soil, it has been career-changing for me. In 2012, [Daniel] Ponce De Leon stopped me in Las Vegas and made me reconsider my whole strategy. I came back to the U.S. in 2013 and I stopped an undefeated champion, Abner Mares. Now I’m back and once again I’m facing a tough opponent. Russell is not an easy test, but I’m confident I’m going to surprise everybody once more. Nobody thought I had a chance in 2013 and I stripped Mares of his title. Food for thought.”

Gary Russell: “I’m blessed to be back on this stage, fighting once again for a world title. I came up short at my first opportunity for the title and that has me more motivated than ever to get the job done on March 28. I will finally hold up my very own belt.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions announces new boxing series on Bounce TV

Premier Boxing Champions has announced a multi-year deal with Bounce TV to televise live boxing events. Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, will air PBC The Next Round, a monthly two-hour series that will premiere in July, with a schedule of fights and on-air talent to be announced shortly. Bounce TV joins NBC Sports Group, CBS Sports and Spike TV as television partners for the Premier Boxing Champions series.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Dominick Guinn destroys Donnie Davis in one

By Jake Cross

Former heavyweight contender Dominick Guinn (35-10-1, 24 KOs) returned to the ring after a year and a half layoff to take on late sub Donnie Davis (8-29, 6 KOs) at The Complex in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. Davis came out cautious staying out of Guinn’s range. Midway through the first round, Davis and Guinn engaged in an exchange which left Davis on the wrong end of a left hook that put him down. Guinn followed up with sharp punches to put Davis down two more times to finish the bout at 2:41.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chauke wins the IBF International featherweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a battle of veterans Oscar Chauke from South Africa scored a unanimous 12 rounds point’s decision over defending champion Gottlieb Ndokosho of Namibia to win the IBF International featherweight title in Outapi, Namibia on Saturday night. The scores were 119-108, 117-110 and 116-111 on all three cards. Chauke was in control throughout the first nine rounds as he out boxed the Namibian who made a courageous effort but this was not enough as the South African emerged a comfortable winner. Chauke improved his record to 33-9-3, 11 KOs and Ndokosho saw his record drop to 16-4, 7 KOs. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Nava-Gomez: Full Report and Photo Gallery

By Felipe Leon and Renzo Novara
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A total sell-out was seen at the Baja California Convention Center located on the scenic drive near Rosarito, Mexico, just twenty minutes north of downtown Tijuana. Over 5,500 fight fans gathered to see the first WBC crowned female world champion and current WBC and WBA super bantamweight champ Jackie “Aztec Princess” Nava (32-4-3, 14KO) who not only retained her titles but impressively dominated a brave Mayra “Guapa” Gomez (16-4-4, 4KO) of Argentina via fourth round TKO at the 1:22 mark of the sixth round in the main event of mega event presented by Zanfer Promotions and televised live in Mexico by the Azteca channel. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

UFC

Spencer-Pyle heads to Las Vegas in May

In his first start since a controversial decision loss to Cathal Pendred in January, welterweight prospect Sean Spencer will return to the Octagon on May 23 to square off with veteran standout Mike Pyle at UFC 187 in Las Vegas . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Ford Season Opener Friday

The season opener for the spring series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” will kick off this Friday at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, FL, which has been home of the series since the building’s series debut October 19, 2001. Oscar “Chololo” Larios defeated contender Angel “Avispa” Chacon that night. Larios would go to become a two-division world champion after his appearance on the series.

The main event will be Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (24-4, 16 KOs) of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico facing Mexico national champion Gabino “Flash” Cota (17-3-1, 15 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonara, Mexico. The bout will be scheduled for 10 Rounds with the WBO Latino Featherweight title on the line. As was the case with Larios-Chacon this bout too is another edition of the famed Puerto Rico-Mexico boxing rivalry. (more…)



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg close in on showdown.

Manny Pacquiao hopes to increase his speed.

Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather hit U.S. gyms on Monday.

Chris Eubank Jr. eyes Billy Joe Saunders rematch.



March 2nd, 2015

Boxing News

PBC on NBC debuts on Saturday

In six days a new era begins. On Saturday March 7 pro boxing finally returns to primetime broadcast television with the debut of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC at 8:30 p.m. ET. The debut of PBC on NBC features a pair of HBO/Showtime quality bouts — Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero, and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina Jr. — from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Blow-by-blow announcer Marv Albert and analyst “Sugar” Ray Leonard call the action. Al Michaels will host. Laila Ali and B.J. Flores serve as corner analysts, joined by reporter Kenny Rice.



March 1st, 2015

UFC

UFC 184 Musings, Part One

I’ve covered Holly Holm’s career since she held the top spot on female boxing’s pound-for-pound list, so when she came over to MMA full-time, I was obviously intrigued by what she would do if she made it to the UFC. Well, after her win over Raquel Pennington, I think “The Preacher’s Daughter” may have found her home . . . click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 185 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 14 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Gonzalez on target at WBC 30 day pre weigh-in

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed in at 132 during Saturday’s WBC pre-weigh-in for his world title defense against Gary Russell Jr. on March 28 at the Palms in Las Vegas. Gonzalez has been sparring with several southpaw boxers to prepare for that fight.

Gonzalez is expecting to beat Russell Jr and then look for possible fights against Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Tyson Fury: The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance

By James Slater

The fight is by no means a done deal yet, but unbeaten Tyson Fury and his co-promoter Frank Warren are very hopeful and optimistic that Wladimir Klitschko will agree to make his next defense against Fury in September, possibly in the U.K. Of course, Wladimir, who turns 39-years of age later this month, must first come through against the determined and also unbeaten Bryant Jennings in April, but after that it could be Fury.

And the 6’9 giant who made easy work of Christian Hammer last night, often switching to the southpaw stance as he broke Hammer down for an 8th-round corner retirement win, says his southpaw abilities are the key to his beating Klitschko.

“I believe southpaw is the key because there’s not many heavyweights in the world who get southpaw sparring or anything like that,” Fury told The Manchester Evening News. “The key to beating Klitschko is from a southpaw stance. Corrie Sanders was a southpaw. Tony Thompson gave him problems – both times from a southpaw. Both of those guys were long range fighters, which I am – but they never had my inside game. It makes fights easy. The defence from southpaw is impregnable I believe.” (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Ikeyama, 45, keeps WBO female 102lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

45-year-young energetic Japanese girl Nao Ikeyama (16-3-1, 4 KOs), 101.75, impressively kept her WBO 102-pound belt when she defeated Filipino Norj Guro (7-4-1, 4 KOs), 100.5, by a unanimous decision (99-91, 98-92 twice) over ten lopsided rounds on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. Ikeyama kept stalking and punching Guro all the way to score her second defense since her coronation in the previous year.

In a companion title go, WBO female 105-pound ruler Kumiko Seeser Ikehara (6-1-2, 3 KOs), 104.75, unsatisfactorily retained her title as she was held to a technical draw by Filipino challenger Jessebelle Pagaduan (7-1-1, 4 KOs), 103.75, at the end of the opening session due to the champ’s horizontal two-inch cut on the forehead caused by an accidental butt in the closing seconds of the round. It was the 30-year-old Ikehara’s initial defense since she acquired the vacant championship last year. (more…)



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

Virgil Hill victorious in farewell fight

In his farewell fight, 51 year old former world champion Virgil “Quicksilver” Hill (51-7, 24 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Jimmy Campbell (11-8, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Time was 2:00. It was Hill’s first fight since losing his WBA cruiserweight belt to Firat Aralan in 2007. Campbell dropped his sixth straight, all by KO. Hill was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2013.

In other action, 43-year-old middleweight Tocker Pudwill (41-7, 14 KOs) outpointed 41-year-old Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-30, 15 KOs) over six rounds. Pudwill’s last fight was in 2009 against Matt Vanda.



March 1st, 2015

Boxing News

WBC #5, IBF #9 Martin stops Love in tenth

Undefeated world ranked heavyweight “Prince” Charles Martin (20-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over Raphael Zumbano Love (35-9-1, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Martin, ranked WBO #5 and IBF #9 launched into a non-stop barrage of punches that finally dropped Love, prompting referee Wes Melton to wave it off. Time was 1:47. Martin retained his NABO heavyweight title.



March 1st, 2015




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