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WBA world title twinbill weigh-in: Kono, Concepcion, Taguchi, Miyazaki make weight

WBA world title twinbill weigh-in: Kono, Concepcion, Taguchi, Miyazaki make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada Kohei Kono 115 vs. Luis Concepcion 114.75 (WBA super flyweight title) Ryoichi Taguchi 108 vs. Ryo Miyazaki 108 (WBA jr flyweight title) Venue: Ota-City ...

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McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

McJoe Arroyo arrives in Manila

Story and photo by Nick Giongco Just hours after arriving in Manila from a 24-hour trip from Puerto Rico, defending champion McJoe Arroyo ...

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Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

Hernandez stuns Angulo, Gausha edges Martinez

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Andy Samuelson - Premier Boxing Champions In a bloody super middleweight slugfest, Freddy “El Riel” ...

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WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

WBO #3 Marriaga KOs WBO #14 Robb for NABO belt; WBO #3 Felix TKOs Frankel

By Karl Freitag Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a clash of featherweight contenders, WBO #3 Miguel Marriaga (24-1, 20 KOs) scored a ...

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Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Rusita beats Gonzalez in intense fight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Female super bantamweight Yazmin "Rusita" Rivas (40-9-1, 10 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round split decision over Jessica ...

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UFC

Lesnar takes on Overeem

Heavyweights collide in Las Vegas Dec. 30!

Former UFC® heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s mission to reclaim the title resumes on FRIDAY, Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when he meets one of the best strikers of all-time – international superstar Alistair Overeem. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that the top heavyweight powerhouses will collide in the five-round main event of the organization’s final card of 2011. What’s more, the winner will be crowned the number one contender and earn a title shot in the New Year. (more…)



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Trinidad gifts King $500k

Boxing promoter Don King received a gift of $500,000 from his fighter Felix “Tito” Trindad in celebration of his 80th birthday. Trinidad, a five-time world champion who King promoted in his most thrilling world championship matches, was not able to come to South Florida to celebrate the milestone birthday with his longtime promoter on Aug. 20, so he sent the big present to let King know how much he appreciates all of his efforts on his behalf. In a note that accompanied the gift, Felix “Tito” Trinidad and his father Juan Felix “Papa” Trinidad Rodriguez Sr. gave birthday wishes and noted their gratitude to King. “We want to express congratulations on your 80th birthday and hope that you maintain good health for the years to come. We want to express our gratitude to you for the opportunities you gave us.” King said it was completely unexpected. “You can imagine my surprise when I received this gift from Tito and Papa,” King said. “We had been planning on getting together, but our schedules had not lined up. What a pleasant surprise it was for them to let me know they still love and appreciate me. I feel the same way about them.”



November 10th, 2011


Feature Story

WBA Convention Day 4

Report and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Day 4 of the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine opened with several presentations comprising the ring officials seminar. Referee Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico served as the lead speaker, and immediately turned the mic over to Gustavo Padilla who discussed bylaws vs. regulations. Padilla explained the bylaws as covering fights at the international, national, and local level, on conduct before, during and after the fight. Regulations regard conduct enforcing the rules in governing the contests in the ring. (more…)



November 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Marquez, Pac ready for WWIII

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

The sports world has been buzzing once again about the possibility of an upcoming fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather after “Money” declared that May 5th, 2012 has been set aside for the two to meet in Las Vegas. Mainstream media outlets have all given their two cents as to whether or not this fight will actually take place. But all of this talk might be a bit premature considering that Pacquiao has to face the man that has pushed him to the brink on two occasions for a third time on November 12th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas . . . click here for more



November 10th, 2011


Feature Story

Bradley ready for Casamayor

Story by Francisco Salazar

Undefeated junior welterweight Timothy Bradley is not one to dwell on the past.

Based on interviews with the media in the last month, he is not dwelling on impending litigation between him and two promoters from earlier this year for alleged breach of contract. He is not dwelling on being elevated to “Champion in Recess,” whatever that means, by a sanctioning body. To Bradley, not having a world title belt is something he is not going to cry over . . . click here for more



November 10th, 2011

Photo

Trout, LoPorto face off in El Paso

Photo by Roberto Carillo, El Diario de El Paso

Photo: WBA 154-pound champ Austin Trout faces off with challenger Frank LoPorto, with co-promoter Zeferino Ramirez in the middle, at Wednesday’s press conference in El Paso.

The weigh-in for Friday night’s Austin Trout vs. Frank LoPorto championship fight at Cohen is set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, 10710 Gateway North, in El Paso, and is open to the public.

Tickets are priced at $55 for Ringside, $30 for Reserved and $10 General Admission and are available at www.diablos.com or by calling 915.755.2000.



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Sasiprapa WBA clash

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican prospect José “El Torito Rodriguez and Thai Netra Sasiprapa will face for a vacant WBA interim miniumweight world title on November 19 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico on a card presented by Zapari Boxing and Canelo Promotions.

Also lightweight prospect Oscar “Raton” Cortes faces Winston Campos for the vacant WBC Youth belt, current WBC super bantamweight Youth Horacio “Violento” Garcia beltholder will take on Saul Hermosillo in a non-title ten-round, and Sergio Villanueva will face Manuel Aguilar for the WBC Youth featherweight belt.



November 10th, 2011

UFC

UFC’s coming-out party on Fox

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Saturday night, just before Manny Pacquiao does battle with Juan Manuel Marquez for a third time, the UFC will take over Fox. That’s the Fox Network, Fox Sports, Fuel TV, Fox Deportes, Fox.com…anything Fox will likely have a UFC stamp on it.

From the pre and post-fight shows on Fuel to the undercard on Fox.com, the world’s biggest mixed martial arts program is having a coming out party in a big way this weekend. (more…)



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Hearn urges BBBC crackdown

Carl Froch promoter Eddie Hearn has written to the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC) urging them to tighten the rules on promoters paying fighters. Hearn’s letter raised concerns that some fighters have had to wait months beyond the seven day regulated period to be paid for their work and he says he is unhappy about the treatment that some fighters are receiving. But Hearn is also encouraging the boxers themselves to alert the board if they believe they are missing payments for the endeavours in the ring.



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio-Said on Dec 16

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC middleweight mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (52-5-1, 45 KOs) will face Brazilian Mohamed Said (37-9-1, 28 KOs) for the WBC Latino middleweight title on December 16 during the WBC’s 49th annual convention at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card will be promoted by Promociones del Pueblo.



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is developing a lot of speed and strength in the gym under the supervision of Chepo and Edison Reinoso. Alvarez is sparring with former WBA super welterweight champ Nobuhiro Ishida and undefeated prospect Gilberto Ramirez as he prepares for his November 26 clash with former world champion Kermit Cintron at the Monumental Plaza in Mexico City. “I’m working with great enthusiasm and as the days pass I feel stronger. It will be a great night and a sensational victory,” promises Alvarez. More photos



November 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Mansour-Mendoza on Dec 2

By Rick Scharmberg

WBO #8-ranked heavyweight Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (15-0, 10 KOs) will face Columbian Epifanio “Diamante” Mendoza (32-12-1, 28 KOs) in the ten-round main event on Friday, December 2 at the Rollins Center inside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, DE. Mansour won the interim NABO heavyweight belt with a one-sided win over Dominick Guinn last time out, while Mendoza impressively stopped former Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron in his last bout. “I respect Mendoza, but I feel that I can beat any heavyweight in the world, especially at Dover Downs because of the unbelievable support I have from the fans there. They would have to carry me out on a stretcher before I would disappoint them,” stated Mansour. The co-feature has the WBA’s #14-ranked lightweight, “Dangerous” Dorin Spivey (39-6, 29 KOs) taking on an opponent to be determined. (more…)



November 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights for DC Fight Night

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is the scale watch for the Fight Night card tomorrow night at the Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel in DC:

Emmanuel Taylor 142 vs. Prenice Brewer 143
Jarren Cochran 126 vs. Jason Rorie 124

The bout between Jacey Thompson and Corey Preston has been scratched and replaced with a middleweight amateur bout between 2011 US Olympic Trials participant Antoine Douglas of the ABC Boxing Club in Alexandria, VA and Eric Hernandez of Craig’s Gym of Ashburn, VA.



November 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

Lynes defeats Purdy

Colin Lynes produced a fantastic display against Lee Purdy to take the British Welterweight title with a majority decision in a York Hall classic. The 33-year-old is the oldest British champion at the weight and belied the nine-year age gap between him and the title holder by bursting out of the blocks to dominate the early rounds before flooring Purdy in the tenth. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

UFC

Velasquez, Dos Santos ready for Fox

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos pose for photos at the UFC on Fox pre-fight press conference at the Verizon Plaza on November 9, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Joe Frazier Services

Monday, November 14, 2011
9-11am Calling – Closed Casket
11am – Service Starts
Calling and Service will be held at:

Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church
2800 West Cheltenham Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19150

In Lieu of Flowers, the Frazier family asks you to send donations to the American Cancer Society. Make checks out to:

ACS, Inc.
8400 Silver Crossing
Oklahoma City, OK 73132.

Please include in your memo:
In Memory of Joe Frazier.



November 9th, 2011

Feature Story

Pacquiao-Marquez presser

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez faced off during the final press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Wednesday for their Saturday’s third mega-fight.

Bob Arum: There hasn’t been trash talk. This is what sportsmen should bring to the world. Once that bell rings this is going to be two fierce warriors pouring it out in a fair way. These are two sportsmen first and warriors second.

Freddie Roach: I know Nacho has his man ready. He looks big and strong. We’ve worked really hard with many and he’s ready. There are going to be a lot of fireworks on Saturday. Don’t miss it.

Nacho Beristain: This is a natural fight between two great fighters. It’s going to be a classic. Manny thank you for the opportunity and we’re going to try our best to give the best fight.

Juan Manuel Marquez: A lot of people know me and I don’t like talking outside of the ring. I talk in the ring. I prepare myself because I want to give a great show for all the Mexican people around the world.

Manny Pacquiao: It’s going to be a good fight. We’ve trained hard and we do our best in training so we can do our best on Saturday. Everything has been all said and I’m ready to fight on Saturday.
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November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Fury-Pajkic presser

Commonwealth Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and challenger Canadian champion Neven Pajkic met at the press conference for the first time since their heated encounter at the Casino Rama, Toronto, Canada back in December 2010, ahead of their showdown this Saturday night (Nov 12) at EventCity, Manchester.



November 9th, 2011

UFC

UFC: Presser quotes

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and FOX teamed up for a media conference call Wednesday with UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC President Dana White, as well as FOX Sports Media Group Chairman David Hill, FOX Sports Co-President Eric Shanks and FUELTV General Manager George Greenberg. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

The Brazilian Oscar?

Unbeaten, 21-year-old middleweight Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira, according to his head trainer Orlando Cuellar, has the potential to be a Brazilian version of Oscar de la Hoya. Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) makes his nationally televised debut Friday night against veteran Xavier “The X-Man” Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas. World Boxing Association (“WBA”) super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) headlines the card in a title defense versus Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs). (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Bennett returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley / World of Boxing

Former world rated Chad Bennett (26-4-3, 17KOs) will return to the ring on Friday, where he will clash with Decho Kokietgym (33-14-2, 22KOs) over twelve rounds at the Newcastle Panthers club in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. Bennett scored an impressive seven round stoppage of well credentialed Diego Jesus Ponce in May. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

Abis KOs Salmon

European Union welterweight champion Luciano Abis (32-2-1, 15 KOs) defended his EU title last night in Laval, France against hometown hero and French champion Stanislav Salmon (22-2-2, 10 KOs). Abis floored Salmon two times in the first round and one more time in the second round where the referee finally declared a TKO stoppage. Abis is promoted by OPI 2000, managed by Christian Cherchi and trained by Fabrizio Cappai.



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC combats AIBA “invasion”

Official Statement: WBC President Jose Sulaiman stated that after the recent AIBA (Amateur International Boxing Association) Convention in Baku, Azerbaijan, where two consecutive AIBA world championships have been held, the AIBA is demanding:

1. The disaffiliation of the world’s boxing national commissions from specifically the WBC, WBA, WBO AND IBF.

2. Ordering the signing of exclusive contracts of amateur boxers belonging to their affiliated federations.

3. To allow into the Olympic Games only professional boxers registered in the AIBA.

4. The starting of professional AIBA boxing promotions, all which have been a total failure at least in Korea, Miami and Mexico where boxers were not paid, in addition to several scandals reported by the media. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Berto gives up IBF belt

As had been anticipated over the last few days, IBF welterweight champion Andre Berto has given up the title. The move came after HBO refused to televise his mandatory defense against stablemate Randall Bailey. Berto immediately made his plans known by tweeting, “So Ortiz lets make this shit happen I did my part…”



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck calls out the Klitschkos

Last night WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck publicly called out both Klitschko brothers on one of Germany’s biggest TV shows “TV Total.” ‘Captain’ Huck had a special present for host Stefan Raab who hosts a platform diving event this weekend which will feature Huck as one of the guest stars: A life-size cardboard stand-up of himself holding baby-versions of the Klitschkos in his arms, complete with broken teeth and with Wlad sporting a black eye. “I don’t care which brother I can get my hands on. I would fight both of them right away,” proclaimed Huck. Raab stated, “If you win our diving event I will talk to Wladimir and make the fight happen!” David Haye drew the ire of the Klitschko family with an image on a t-shirt. How will they react to this?



November 9th, 2011

UFC

UFC on Fox: Biggest show yet

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Most fighters simply dream of fighting for a prestigious title at some time and place.
A few fight on the big stage.

UFC heavyweight title contender Junior dos Santos is in a strategy all his own.
After climbing up the ranks with a slew of highlight reel performances, dos Santos will go toe-to-toe with champion Cain Velasquez this Saturday at UFC on Fox 1—the organization’s biggest event . . . ever. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Gatti coroner renders decision

"No evidence of foul play"

A Quebec coroner’s report released today on the 2009 death of ring legend Arturo Gatti says “there is no clear evidence of foul play in Mr. Gatti’s death.” According to the Canadian Press, the report confirmed that Gatti died a “violent death” with the probable cause of death listed as “asphyxiation by neck constriction,” but did not contradict the ruling of Brazilian authorities that Gatti’s death was a suicide. Gatti’s former manager had hired experts who had declared Gatti’s death a homicide after a private investigation. There is an ongoing legal dispute between Gatti relatives and his widow over his assets.



November 9th, 2011

Feature Story

WBA Convention Day 3

Report/photo by Boxing Bob Newman

Day 3 of the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine opened where Day 2 ended- with ongoing dispute between representatives of WBA welterweight champion Vyecheslav Senchenko and mandatory challenger Brad Solomon. WBA legal director Robert Mack met with Union Boxing president Yuri Ruban (Senchenko) and Heavyweight Factory matchmaker Ricardo Rizzo (Solomon), along with several members of the WBA’s championship committee to try an iron out the multitude of wrinkles. After an hour, the legal team and championship committee huddled in private for another 45 minutes, then having the disputing parties return, but the road to the title fight is still fraught with potholes, and things are no closer than they were when this dispute began. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC presser today

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

Watch the UFC on FOX: Pre-Fight Press Conference streaming live Wednesday, November 9 at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT from Nokia Plaza in Los Angeles.

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For more on the UFC or UFC: VELASQUEZ VS. DOS SANTOS, visit www.UFC.com 



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Culcay still with Universum

Today, a court in Darmstadt, Germany confirmed the contract between unbeaten jr middleweight Jack Culcay-Keth and promoter Universum Box-Promotion remains valid and Culcay-Keth is still contracted to Universum Box-Promotion. Culcay left Universum Box-Promotion in May 2011, stating he was immediately terminating his contract due to non-fulfillment of contractual obligations on the part of Universum and a lack of sporting and economic prospects.



November 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

#1 Sod, #3 Pigmy grab ABCO titles

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Two-time WBO title challenger, current WBO #1 superbantam Sod Looknongyangtoy (54-2-1,22 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Falazona Fidal to capture ABCO interim 122lb title on Tuesday at Northeastern Unversity in Khon Kaen, Thailand. The experienced Thai fighter dropped the Indonesian twice with his vicious left hooks before he displayed one-side attack which forced referee to stop the bout at 2:04.

In other co-main event, former WBA title challenger, current WBA#3 minimum Pigmy Kokietgym (45-6-2,20 KOs) easily captured ABCO interim 105lb title as he landed a big bodyshot to destroy Hengky Elleuw at 0:30 of the opening round. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Man killed after TV boxing match

A man was shot and killed around 12:30 AM Sunday morning outside the San Jose Fiesta Mexican restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, which is owned by long time boxing manager/trainer Ramon Arellano. There was a large hispanic crowd on hand to support Mexican boxer Alfredo Angulo in his HBO televised fight vs James Kirkland Saturday night. After the fight, words were exchanged between two patrons coming in and out of the restaurant simultaneously that escalated to where one of the patrons shot the other in the chest resulting in his death. The incident happened outside of the restaurant in the parking lot. “We have never had anything like this happen before,” said Arellano. “We are family operated business and we support boxing and televise all the major fights here for the public to see. We have been in business since 1997 and we run a clean operation here and we have sponsored many youth in the boxing community as well. We send our sincerest condolences to the victim’s family.”



November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Arthur not seeking Burns rematch

Alex Arthur has confirmed that he is not seeking a rematch with fellow Scotsman and newly crowned WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns and will now officially move up to the light-welterweight division. Back in February 2006 at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in his home city of Edinburgh, Arthur defended his European, Commonwealth and British super-featherweight titles against Burns via a unanimous decision points victory.

There has been talk of a rematch between the pair since the Coatbridge man captured and made three successful defences of the WBO super-featherweight title which was previously held by Arthur. The speculation has intensified after Burns out-boxed Australian Michael Katsidis in London to make a big impact in his debut as a lightweight. Arthur said: “I just want to state that I want to and would love to fight Ricky for the interim title but I am no longer capable of safely making lightweight. (more…)



November 9th, 2011

UFC

Velasquez-Dos Santos: Their words

UFC ON FOX is LIVE Nov. 12!

This Saturday, the world heavyweight title is on the line when champion Cain Velasquez defends his crown against number one contender Junior dos Santos. Read on for their thoughts on the stellar careers they have put together thus far . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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November 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Algieri to face Jargal

Undefeated jr. welterweight Chris Algieri (11-0, 6 KOs) takes a big step up in class when he meets hard hitting Bayan Jargal (15-2-3 10 KOs) in the ten round main event on November 19th at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, NY. The card is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and will be the third installment of their new series “Boxeo Azteca” televised live on the Azteca America network. Five additional bouts are planned for the card.



November 8th, 2011




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