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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March 4 at ...

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Feature Story

IBF set for Khan-Peterson Appeal

The IBF will hear the appeal filed by the Amir Khan camp on Wednesday at the Gateway Holton in Newark, NJ. IBF panel members will be Jack Reiss (referee, California), Samuel Viruet (referee, New York) and Glenn Feldman (judge, Connecticut).

The basis of the appeal is as follows:

1. Miscalculation of the score. It is alleged that George Hill’s scoring of the 7th round was originally 10-10 and was changed to 10-8 in favor of Peterson.

2. Inappropriate conduct/misconduct of the referee. It is alleged that the knockdown of Peterson in Round 1 that was ruled a slip by referee Joe Cooper should have been ruled a knockdown.

3. Inappropriate conduct/misconduct of the referee. The referee warned Peterson about leading with his head but did not deduct any points from Peterson. It is alleged that had the referee deducted a point or two from Peterson, the result would have been a draw or a win for Khan.

4. Violation of IBF Rules with detrimental effect on Khan. The allegation is that Mustafa Ameen was communicating with a “Judge who was scoring the bout.” (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Juanma-Salido II presser video

Video by Joel A. Colón



January 17th, 2012


Boxing News

Telemundo returns to Palm Bay, FL

Once again the popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” returns to Florida’s Space Coast with an exciting show, Friday, February 10th at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, FL. In the main event, WBO Latino featherweight champion and #6 contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (17-2-1-8 KO’s) OF San Juan, Puerto Rico, will put his ranking and title on the line against WBC Mundo Hispano Champion Alejandro “Pique” Delgado (15-5-7 KO’s) of Ciudad Neza, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds.

First bell at 8:30 PM, 7 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Televisa Deportes Network will televise at 11:00 PM CST in Mexico and Central America. Tickets are already on sale at The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce in Palm Bay, FL or by calling 321-951-9998. Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc are presenting the event. The Palm Bay Community Center is located at 1502 Port Malabar NE in Palm Bay.



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Lopez-Salido II Presser

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) and former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) hosted a news conference today to officially to announce their world featherweight championship rematch. Lopez-Salido II will take place March 10 and will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME.

“I expect a very different fight. I know he will be better then last time,” said Salido. “But I don’t see him changing much. He might try in the beginning to fight in a different style but he will come back to his strengths. He is going to feel that he is the better and stronger man, and that he is not. I want to show that my first win was not a fluke. I came back to fight in Puerto Rico because he gave the opportunity to me to fight for a world championship here and I have never had any problem winning in an opponents’ home base.”

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to fight in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum where my idol Tito Trinidad had so many fights and this is a dream come true for me,” commented Juanma. “I want to thank Salido for coming back to Puerto Rico and giving me this opportunity. I knew Salido was a tough fighter and he came prepared and beat me and I offered no excuses. This fight is the most Important of my career and I will train very hard to regain my title.” (more…)



January 17th, 2012


Boxing News

Stevenson-Gonzalez in IBF eliminator

WBA #8/WBC #15/ IBF #15 super middleweight contender Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (16-1, 13 KOs) will defend his IBF Inter-Continental belt against IBF #12, WBC #14 Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzales (27-1, 14 KOs) in the 12-round main event on February 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The bout will also be an IBF super middleweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 rating. “The winner of the Stevenson-Gonzalez voluntary eliminator fight will better position himself for a world title fight in 2012,” promoter Yvon Michel said. “Stevenson is targeting the IBF belt. To succeed he has no intention of hoping for a favor, he will do it the old fashion way, he will earn it! This is the reason why a win against Gonzales is a must at this point of his career.”

Light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (7-0, 5 KOs), the reigning NABO title-holder from Colombia and 2008 Olympian faces former USBA champion Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (23-9-2, 9 KOs), winner of Oscar de la Hoya’s The Next Great Champ television reality show, in the eight-round co-feature. (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

New Headliner for debut NBCSN boxing telecast; no opponent could be found for Liakhovich

Two undefeated Philadelphia heavyweights have agreed to move up into the spotlight and put their perfect records on the line this coming Saturday at Philadelphia’s legendary Asylum Arena on the inaugural broadcast of the NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” boxing series. Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs) and Bryant “Bye Bye” Jennings (11-0, 5 KOs) in the ten-round co-main event. Byarm and Jennings will risk their undefeated records on short notice. The originally scheduled main event, featuring heavyweights Eddie Chambers and Sergei Liakhovich, was scrapped when Chambers revealed on Friday that he had suffered two broken ribs in training.

“This series is about giving the fans exciting, action-packed fights where the outcome is in doubt,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “It is truly a shame that Chambers and Liakhovich cannot fight on Saturday, but athletes get injured. We tried all weekend to find a suitable replacement to face Liakhovich, but truly competitive opposition could not be found on such short notice. Last night we decided that it would be in the best interests of the fans and the series to go in another direction and present a fight that will live up to the standards that we have set for this project. We are thrilled to have come up with such a compelling bout. The fans in Philadelphia and those watching on TV will have plenty to cheer about on Saturday night.” (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Matthysse-Ortiz postponed to Feb 10

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The 10-round battle between Argentinian jr welterweight contender Lucas Mattthyse and Mexican Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz slated for Friday in Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina has been postponed until February 10. Ortiz-Matthysse will be televised live throughout Latin America.



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Lopez-Salido II to be announced today

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs), from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México, and former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, will host a news conference today to officially to announce their world featherweight championship rematch. Lopez-Salido II will take place Saturday, March 10 and will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME. If the rematch is anything like their first rumble, more than palm trees will be swaying when these two warriors start throwing. The telecast will open with undefeated #1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., risking record and rating as well as his impending world title shot in a 10-round featherweight battle.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing Promotion, Zanfer Promotions and the city of San Juan, tickets to Lopez-Salido II go on sale today Prices are $400, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased at www.tcpr.com or by phone charge by calling Ticket Center at (787) 792-5000.



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Full Staten Island lineup announced

The card has been finalized for the January 19 “Championship Boxing at the Hilton Garden Inn” at Nicotra’s Ballroom in the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, New York, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions. Featured in the main event will be undefeated lightweight Michael “Baby Faced Beast” Faragon (16-0, 7 KOs) of Guilderland, New York, in a six-round showcase against Colombian veteran Andres “Andy Boy” Ledesma (16-19-1, 11 KOs).

In the co-main event, Washington DC’s Gary “Fast Hands” Jones (22-2, 8 KOs) will have the third fight of his comeback against California’s Ishwar Amador (11-9, 7 KOs) in a six-round super middleweight battle. Jones had been out of action for nearly eight years before returning in April 2011. (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Feature Story

Andre Ward knows the score

By Robert Hough
Photos: Alma Montiel

It’s a numbers game for Andre Ward — winning the Super Six, a second belt, a slew of fighter-of-the-year awards, three kids with another on the way and a wife to provide for, retirement when he has a certain amount of money, taking dozens of blows to his head every time he fights.

So much is unknown, the WBA and WBC super middleweight champion said recently: Why are some athletes severely affected by getting hit in the head and not others? Why are some people who aren’t athletes mentally sharp at 90 and beyond and some are severely impaired when they’re decades younger?

“It’s a concern,” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) said after a press conference in San Francisco with one of his sons at his side, holding on to his leg. “It’s definitely a concern. I have a family.” (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Vasquez-Diaz IBF officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee David Fields will be the third man in the ring when Mexican IBF lightweight world champion Miguel “Titere” Vasquez (29-3, 13 KOs) defends against Panamanian challenger Ameth Diaz (30-10, 21 KOs) at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on Saturday. The three judges are Lawrence Layton, Al Wilensky and David Hess, all from United States.



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Audley Harrison returns

On April 14 at the Brentwood Centre Essex, former Olympic and European Champion and world title challenger Audley Harrison, makes his return to the ring when he faces the up and coming prospect Ali Adams in a 10 round Championship contest. Audley wants redemption for his performance against David Haye, where he has been the subject of mass criticism for his performance.

Audley said “I’ve never been more disappointed in myself as I felt that night…anyone can lose, but I didn’t lose with dignity, so I was never going to retire off that performance.” (more…)



January 17th, 2012

Boxing News

Rabchenko warns Rhodes: Your time is up

Unbeaten jr middleweight Sergey Rabchenko is confident of ending Ryan Rhodes big time boxing career. The Hatton Promotions stablemates will meet for the vacant European light-middleweight in Ryan’s hometown, Sheffield on Saturday March 24 at Ponds Forge Arena. Belarusian Rabchenko, who is currently training with his national amateur team, is unbeaten in 19 fights – with 14 victories inside the distance. (more…)



January 17th, 2012


Boxing News

Malignaggi to get WBA title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA will call a purse bid for a title defense by WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko against leading available contender Paul Malignaggi. The bidding will take place on Thursday, January 26th at 11AM at the WBA’s Panama City Headquarters. The bidding will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Povetkin-Huck press conference

Photo: Andreas Sauer

Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) believes speed will be key to defeat WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) when they clash in Stuttgart on February 25. Having made eight successful defences of his WBO Cruiserweight Title, Huck is ready to move up. “I want to write boxing history and become the first German heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling,” Huck said at today´s press conference in Stuttgart. “Povetkin is a very strong opponent, he has won everything as an amateur and now is the world champion. But I know I can beat him. I have trained hard. I am much faster than him.” Added his coach Ulli Wegner: “This is a very special fight that means a lot to everybody. We fancy our chances. One thing is clear, though. Marco can only win if he will be faster than Povetkin.”

Povetkin, who stopped American veteran Cedric Boswell in his first defence last month, expects a hard fight. “I have a lot of respect for Huck,” he stated. “He is fast, tough and very aggressive. I will be prepared for his speed. I will enter the ring in top shape and defend my title.” (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing Result

Kimura upsets ex-WBA champ Lee

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Anything can happen in the ring. After a twenty-month inactivity, unheralded 34-year-old ex-national champ Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs), 125.75, produced an upset by eking out a split but well-received decision (97-95, 96-95 and 95-96) over WBA#5/WBC#7 ex-WBA super-bantam champ Ryol-li Lee (18-3-1, 9 KOs), 125.75, over ten surprising rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Kimura, in May 2010, failed to win the WBA 122-pound belt via fourth-round knockout by Poonsawat Kratingdaeng-gym in Thailand and it was his last showing. People believed that he hung up gloves for good. It was Lee that upset and dethroned the formidable Poonsawat by making best use of his footwork in October that year. Lee, a Japan-born Korean, forfeited his WBA belt to compatriot Akifumi Shimoda, who yielded it to Rico Ramos in Atlantic City. The WBA 122-pound belt so busily changed hands that we wonder who’s the champ now. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Arce vs. Andrade?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his crown against Brazilian veteran Giovanni Andrade (62-13, 50 KOs) on February 18 at the Palenque de la Feria in Durango, Mexico. Andrade would replace Arce’s originally planned foe, former world champion Lorenzo Parra, after Parra was rejected by the WBO.

Arce is training in his hometown of Los Mochis, Sinaloa at the Montiel Gym of his trainer Manuel Montiel and is sparring with Luis and Adan Lugo and Josesito Montiel. “I’m training hard and I will do well in this fight,” said Arce. “My goal is to face Donaire and we are awaiting the outcome of the Donaire-Vasquez fight next February 4.”



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Woodland Hills undercard announced

Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing’s professional boxing series, War At Woodland Hills, makes its 2012 debut this Friday January 20th with its usual mix of undefeated prospects, popular local fighters, and evenly matched bouts. A Who’s Who list of elite trainers including Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia, Shadeed Suluki, Justin Fortune, Eric Brown, and Ray Morales will bring some of their best prospects back to the San Fernando Valley.

Featured undefeated fighters include middleweight Donyil Livingston(7-0-1, 5 KOs) will face his most seasoned and dangerous opponent to date, Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-11, 12 KOs) and Russian welterweight Alexander Filichkin (9-0, 2 KOs), who will make his U.S. Debut against Hector ”The Mongoose” Alatorre (16-17-1, 5 KOs). (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Ali 70th Birthday Celebration in Louisville

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali turns 70 on Tuesday. He will be celebrating the landmark occasion in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. At a private fundraiser in the Muhammad Ali Center on Saturday night, Ali was cheered as he made an appearance from a balcony. His wife Lonnie told AP, “He’s glad he’s here to turn 70, but he wants to be reassured he doesn’t look 70.”



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

New York Golden Gloves officials will be the guest speakers at Ring 8

This Tuesday at 7p ET in Long Island City

A trio of officials representing the upcoming 85th annual Daily News Golden will be the guest speakers at this Tuesday’s monthly RING 8 meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

The speakers are Brian Adams, director of the Daily News Golden Gloves Tournament, U.S. Metros president Eddie Acevedo and Mickey Rosario, chief of officials. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

UFC

Johnson loses at the scales

By Anthony Springer Jr.

There are only a few occasions when the events leading up to a bout overshadow the actual bout.

The co-main event feature of UFC Rio between Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort was one such case.

Prior to the middleweight tilt, Johnson was a gigantic welterweight, cutting as much as 50-pounds to make the 170 limit. He missed weight twice as a welterweight. Common sense dictated that a move to 185 would alleviate the issue. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Rubio wraps up mountain training

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBC middleweight mandatory challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio has finished his training in the mountains of the Mexico State as part of the first phase of his preparations for his bout on February 4 against WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Rubio has now returned to his hometown in Torreon to continue his training. “I’m a strong fighter and I’ve had good activity during this time. I have trained hard for this fight. Experts and fans say that Chavez Jr isn’t the same as before when he faced little-known rivals in his last fights but I trust my punching power and experience, said Rubio who has vowed to win by KO. He has been sparring with Mexican prospects Marcos “Dorado” Reyes and José “Piston” Lopez.



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Joel Diaz Jr.

Photo: Boxing360

As initially reported on Fightnews, power-punching teen sensation Joel Diaz Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) of Palmdale, California will make his Showtime debut Friday night on a special edition of ShoBox. Diaz will take on unbeaten Guy Robb (7-0, 3 KOs) of Fresno, California. The 19-year-old has flashed impressive power recording four of his five KOs in the first round. Fightnews caught up with Diaz shortly after he received the news of his upcoming bout. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Alexander, Maidana talk about Feb 25 clash

By Clint Rosser
Photos: Bob Barton

St Louis is once again in store for another boxing treat come February 25, 2012 when Golden Boy Promotions and HBO bring home town favorite Devon Alexander “The Great” (22-1, 13 KOs) and hard hitting Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) to St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. This card will be live on HBO starting at 10PM EST with the confirmed televised undercard being Adrian “The Problem” Broner (22-0, 18 KOs) vs. Eloy “Prince” Perez (23-0-2, 7 KOs).

It has been said that the only constant in life is change. Devon Alexander is living that axiom. A new promoter, Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), a new weight class, welterweight and renewed energy are all steps that Alexander has taken in the last 6 months.

Involved with this change is Marcos Maidana, another Golden Boy fighter. The hard-punching Argentinean and current WBA light welterweight champion, also is making the move to welterweight also after spending his entire career at 140 pounds. For more details and photos click here…



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Dib-Escobedo March 7

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Bill “The Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) will have mandatory title defense against Mexico’s Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (32-3, 23 KOs) on March 7 at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Dib captured the vacant title in 2011, with a clear cut decision, over highly regarded Mexican–Jorge Lacierva. Dib followed that with a sensational KO in round one over Italy’s Alberto Servidei; in a title defense. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Boxing back in San Diego

By Felipe Leon

The boxing hotbed of San Diego/Tijuana is starting to gear up in the New Year and long running San Diego promoter Bobby DePhilippis is back in the mix as his outfit, Bobby D. Presents, in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T GYM offer their first event of 2012 on Friday, January 27th. The promotion is a partnership with the Gonzalez Sports Academy located in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista, CA. The 29,000 square-foot facility is equipped with various facilities to learn, practice and train the fundamentals of baseball among others sports.

In the eight round main event, twenty-one year old welterweight Oscar Godoy (4-1, 2KOs) takes on KO artist Joshua Marks (7-3, 7KOs) of El Centro, CA. Godoy of Watsonville, CA, turned pro in ’09 with a split decision win over Eduardo Herrera. In his second bout, Godoy suffered his only defeat but since then has rattled off three quick wins, all in the latter half of 2011. Now he will look to keep the streak going when he faces hard hitting and much more experienced “Superman” Marks. Originally from Georgia, Marks has found a home in the Imperial Valley but has made a boxing career in Mexico with seven of his ten pro fights held in our neighbor to the south. Despite facing the much tougher opposition than Godoy, Marks has never been stopped while knocking out every opponent in every one of his wins which will make for an all action match up.

Also featured on the card will be fan friendly featherweight Pablo “Bronco” Armenta (6-1-1, 2KOs) of San Diego, CA, who is coming off his first loss to up and coming Guy Robb last September. Armenta, who what he lacks in style makes up for in heart, will be facing Omar Sanchez (0-2-1) of Fairfield, CA. The bout is scheduled for four rounds.

In a special attraction, undefeated light welterweight Adrian Vargas (5-0, 3KOs) looks to keep his undefeated streak in intact and ruin Gabriel Medina’s pro debut in another scheduled four rounder.

The fight card is fleshed out with Tijuana super bantamweight Christian “Huevo” Bojorquez (4-0, 1KO) taking the always dangerous TBA in a four rounder and Merida, Yucatan, Mexico’s Pablo Copul (6-2, 4KOs) also scheduled versus an opponent to be determined.

One more bout is scheduled.

Doors open at 7pm with the first punch thrown at 8pm. The Gonzalez Sports Academy is located at 2390 Boswell Rd., Chula Vista. Tickets start at $30 and can be purchased at the venue or by calling 619.420.8866 or 619.743.0698.



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Geale-Adama clash March 7

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel “The Real Deal” Geale (26-1, 15 KOs) will defend the title against Osumanu Adama (20-2, 15 KOs) at the Dernwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on March 7. Geale is coming off a successful defense of the title against Eromosele Albert in August 2011. He captured the title in July 2011 with a twelve round decision over Sebastian Sylvester in Germany. Adama and Geale have a common opponent in former IBF champion Roman Karmazin who Geale stopped in twelve in IBF Eliminator during 2010. Adama also stopped Karmazin in nine of IBF Eliminator in 2011. Geale’s only loss was a disputed twelve round split decision to Anthony Mundine during 2009. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Matthysee back in action

World ranked junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse of Argentina makes a quick return to the ring this Friday at the el Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro de Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. Matthysse will take on Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz (23-13-0, 11 KO) of Mexico. The bout will be scheduled for 12 rounds and for both the WBA and WBC Latino super lightweight intercontinental titles.



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Wood-Soliman Feb 19

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry

Former 2010 Australian Contender super middleweight Garth “Woodsy” Wood (10-2, 6 KOs) will clash with IBF #2 middleweight Sam “King” Soliman (40-11, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds on February 19 at the Olympic Park Sports Centre, Homebush, NSW, Australia. Wood caused one of the biggest upsets of 2010 when he stopped former WBA super middleweight champion and current WBA light middleweight interim champion Anthony Mundine in 2010. He dropped a ten round decision to Mundine in a 2011 rematch. Wood also holds a win over rated WBO light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki in 2010. Soliman defeated Eromosele Albert in IBF Eliminator in 2011 for the IBF #2 position. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Boxing News

Meehan-Walker clash March 7

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBF #8 Kali “Checkmate” Meehan (38-4, 31 KOs) will clash with American heavyweight KO artist, Travis “Freight Train” Walker (38-7-1, 30 KOs) on March 7, over twelve rounds, at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Meehan is coming off a sensational knockout in round one over Australian heavyweight champion Michael Kirby last June, 2011. In April 2011 he stopped Valeri Semiskur in round two in Germany. In 2007 Meehan, 6’5, 240 lbs, 41 years, scored an impressive stoppage in round six of DaVarryl Williamson in Madison Square Garden. (more…)



January 16th, 2012

Full Report

Boxing and legendary trainer Emanuel Steward return to the Pechanga!

Ringside by Miguel Maravilla
Photos by Melissa Jewel Photography (Courtesy of Pechanga Resort & Casino)

Emanuel Steward in association with Roy Englebrecht Promotions kicked off the boxing season at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA entertaining a packed ballroom of 800-plus with a crowd-pleasing “Kronk Boxing” event.

The headliner featured Walter “School Boy” Sarnoi of Monterrey Park, CA taking on Mexicali’s Jose Miguel “El Pocho” Cota in a featherweight bout scheduled for six rounds . . . Click here for more



January 15th, 2012

Feature Story

Stieglitz: Bring on Kessler

Photos: Eroll Popova

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (41-2, 23 KOs) retained his title with a points victory over game challenger Henry Weber (15-1-1, 3 KOs) in Offenburg, Germany, to set up a showdown with Mikkel Kessler on April 14 in Copenhagen. “My goal was to defend the title, I was geared up for 12 rounds and wanted to have a good performance, which I did,” said Stieglitz at the post fight press conference. “It was a hard-earned victory. Henry Weber is young and gave everything, but he still lacks the last class. Nevertheless, my respect and compliments to him. My physical condition is optimal and in the fight against Kessler I can deliver even more boxing potential. I’ll win the fight in Copenhagen!” (more…)



January 15th, 2012

Feature Story

Abraham: It’s good to be back

Photo: Photo Wende

King Arthur Abraham (33-3, 27 KOs) celebrated a successful ring return on Saturday night when he knocked out Pablo Farias (19-2, 11 KOs) in the fifth round of their clash in Offenburg, Germany. Fighting in front of a sell-out crowd of 4,000 fans and more than five million fans on German public TV giant ARD, Abraham punished his opponent with his trademark power punches. He knocked him down three times before the referee waved the bout off after two minutes in round five. “It´s good to be back,” King Arthur said. “This was a good start, nothing more and nothing less. I am pleased with my performance and will keep working hard to get back to the very top. I want to be world champion again in 2012.” (more…)



January 15th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sanchez stops Looksaikongdin in two

At the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG in her hometown of Guadalajara, WBF female flyweight champion Irma “La Guerita” Sanchez, got rid of Thailand’s Fahpratan Looksaikongdin in the second round. After dominating the first stanza, Sanchez found a perfect right in the second that send the challenger crashing to the canvas, and referee Juan Manuel Rincon wisely stopped the fight at 1:27 of the round. (more…)



January 15th, 2012




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