Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Boxing Result

McCline edges out Castillo

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night before over nine hundred strong at the Hamilton Manner in Hamilton, New Jersey, former world title challenger Jameel “Big Time” McCline (41-11-3, 24 KOs) won a less than thrilling split decision victory over Livin Castillo in the eight round main event of the evening. The five bout undercard under-card, promoted by Nedal’s Promotions and Kea Boxing Promotions, was much more exciting and gave the fans more than enough for a great evening of fun and entertainment. In the co-feature, dangerous journeyman Eberto Medina (6-7-1, 1KO) spoiled the US debut of the formerly undefeated Polish knockout artist Pryzemyslaw Opalach (9-1, , 8 KOs) with a well deserved and hard earned six round unanimous decision victory. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Saturday night before over nine hundred strong at the Hamilton Manner in Hamilton, New Jersey, …


Boxing Result

Johnson stops Leapai in 9th

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Clive Franklin

Former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson stopped Alex Leapai in nine rounds on Sunday in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Leapai started the fight in top gear trapping Johnson on the ropes connecting with power left hooks and right hands. In round three Johnson found the range for accurate left hooks and solid right hands that took their toll on Leapai who was on unsteady legs often. Johnson dropped Leapai in round nine and at 2:22 referee Adrian Cairns crowned the American new IBF Australasian champion. Promoter Noel Thornberry.

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Clive Franklin Former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson stopped Alex Leapai in …



Boxing Result

Walters trounces Marquez

By Robert Coster

Top featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (20-0,16Kos) pitched a shoutout ten round unanimous decision over gritty Mexican Hector Javier Marquez (30-23, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Colon, Panama. The Jamaican-born, Panama-based Walters almost stopped his opponent in the ninth round but Marquez, a veteran who has fought seven world champions, was able to survive to hear the final bell. The game Mexican battler paid a steep price for his endurance and courage, finishing the fight with puffy eyes and a broken nose. Walters commented after the fight, “I really thought he was ready to go a couple of times but he just held on and wouldn’t go down. A real tough guy. I don’t mind, I needed this distance fight.”

In the co-main event, former world champion Ricardo “Maestrito” Cordoba (39-3-2, 25 KOs) won the WBC Latino featherweight crown with a fifth round KO over Eduardo “Bambino” Garcia (21-8, 9 KOs) of Mexico. A lethal hook to the liver did the job for Cordoba, with Garcia laying prone on the canvas. The card was held at the elegant Melia Hotel and Casino and presented by Premium Boxing Promotions.

By Robert Coster Top featherweight contender Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (20-0,16Kos) pitched a shoutout ten round unanimous decision over gritty …


Boxing Result

Takam stops Botha in 11th

Heavyweight Carlos Takam (25-1, 20 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over 43-year-old former heavyweight titleholder Francois “The White Buffalo” Botha (48-7-3, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gymnase Richepin in Noisy-le-Grand (East Paris), France. Takam, who represented Cameroon at the 2004 Olympics, retained his WBO Africa belt and picked up the WBF International belt.

The co-feature was a clash for the vacant WBC Mediterranean supper lightweight belt with Ali “Hurricane” Oubaali (26-3, 19 KOs) taking a twelve round unanimous decision over Bastient Laforge (14-4-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 117-111, 117-112 and 116-112.

Heavyweight Carlos Takam (25-1, 20 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over 43-year-old former heavyweight titleholder Francois “The White Buffalo” …




Boxing Result

Ruiz, Torres, Knight retain belts

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Three world title belts were on the line Saturday night in the Gimnasio Auditorio in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. All remained with the reigning champions at the end of the night.

WBA interim bantamweight titleholder Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (30-1, 27 KOs) successfully defended his belt for the third time with an eighth round KO over previously unbeaten Yonfrez Parejo (11-1-1, 4 KOs). Time was 1:12.

WBC super flyweight world champion Ana Maria Torres (28-3-3, 16 KOs) won by knockout in the fourth round against Maria Andrea Miranda (14-8, 9 KOs) to retain her title.

IBF female flyweight champion Ava Knight (8-1-3, 5 KOs) won by KO in the tenth round against Hongfah Tor Buamas (15-5, 2 KOs) to preserve her title in her first defense.

Also lightweight contender Alejandro “Flaquita” Sanabria (32-1-1, 24 KOs), the current WBC silver titlist, took a ten round unanimous decision over Balwed Bangoyan (17-6, 7 KOs).

The event was promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Three world title belts were on the line Saturday night in the Gimnasio Auditorio in Cabo …


Boxing Result

Medina destroys Pinzon; Ortiz tops Montes

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (27-2, 21 KOs) scored a KO at 2:50 into the first round against local hero Jose “Barretas” Pinzon (21-3, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico.

In the co-feature, jr welterweight Silverio Ortiz (24-13, 11 KOs) outworked previously unbeaten Mahonry “Rusito” Montes (26-1-1, 20 KOs) over ten rounds to take a unanimous decision.

Also jr lightweight Miguel Berchelet (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of Alberto Chuc (14-20, 11 KOs). Click here for more photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions Middleweight Rogelio “Porky” Medina (27-2, 21 KOs) scored a KO at 2:50 …


Boxing News

Castillo signs new promotional deal

Photo: Rick Pineda

Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo, arrived today at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and signed an exclusive boxing promotional contract with Blue Wave Boxing President Luis DeCubas Sr. and Blue Wave Boxing Senior Advisor Eddy Marin based out of Miami, Florida. Blue Wave reps say they are extremely proud to add Castillo to their stable of fighters that also includes Cuban sensation Guillermo Rigondeaux and Erislandy Lara along with Robert “La Amenaza” Garcia. the many other Cuban prospects already signed with Blue Wave Boxing. Castillo will be fighting at the welterweight 147 lb. limit.

Castillo was last in the news last week when he failed to make the weight for a bout with Jose Miguel Cotto in Houston, resulting in the cancellation of the bout. Castillo was also failed to make weight in a number of other high profile bouts.

Photo: Rick Pineda Former world champion Jose Luis Castillo, arrived today at the Wynn Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, …


Boxing Result

Upset: Thompson TKOs Linares in 2

Photos: El Quequi and Juan Alberto Salazar

In a shocker, unheralded Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (21-2, 19 KOs) scored a second round TKO over former two-division world champion Jorge “Nino de Oro” Linares (31-3, 20 KOs) in a WBC lightweight title eliminator on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Mexico. Thompson dropped Linares with a barrage of punches in round two and the bout was waved off due to a cut over Linares’ left eye. Time was 2:27. Thompson is now in line to face WBC champion Antonio DeMarco.

Unbeaten super middleweight Marco Antonio Periban (16-0, 11 KOs) stopped Gerardo Diaz (12-2-1, 10 KOs) in round two. Peribanrecovered from a first round knockdown to stop Diaz in round two. Time was 2:52.

Unbeaten jr lightweight Francisco Vargas (9-0-1, 6 KOs), a recent Golden Boy signing, scored a third round TKO over Carlos Perez (12-3, 9 KOs). Click here for more photos…

Photos: El Quequi and Juan Alberto Salazar In a shocker, unheralded Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (21-2, 19 KOs) scored a second …



Boxing Result

Pavlik KOs Jaco in 2

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former middleweight world champion Kelly Paklik (38-2, 33 KOs) scored a second round KO over Aaron “Jedi” Jaco (15-3, 5 KOs) on Saturday night in the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Pavlik knocked down Jaco with a left hook in round one and finished him in the second.

Kelly Pavlik: “I was calm, relaxed. I thought he was looking for a right. I got him with my left. I feel good and I am back.”

Robert Garcia, Pavlik trainer: “The plan was to stay calm, work off the jab, then get to work. Kelly did everything at a high level.”

Aaron Jaco: “Game plans are great until you are punched. I never felt power like that. He is a great fighter and a great man.” (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former middleweight world champion Kelly Paklik (38-2, 33 KOs) scored a second round KO over Aaron …


Boxing News

Letoa upsets Vlamis

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Samoan light heavyweight Togasilimai Letoa (12-9-1, 7 KOs) caused a major upset when he stopped WBA #12 Manny Vlamis (11-3, 8 KOs) at 2:16 of round three at the Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Also light heavyweight Callan Orchard (7-2, 2 KOs) outscored Lyndon Edney (3-3, 1 KO) over six rounds. In other action light middleweight Joel Camilleri (1-0, 1 KO) scored a knockout in two rounds over Thailand’s Yodmongkol Singmanasak (11-11-1, 7 KOs). Time 2:51. Light welterweight Terry Tzourmanis (6-0-3, 1 KO) boxed a six round draw with Addisu Tebebu (3-2-3). Middleweight Michael Hermann (2-1, 1 KO) outpointed Ben Capps (1-1) over six action rounds. Welterweight Craig Callaghan stopped Braiden Clardey in two rounds. Cruiserweight Pat Lynch (1-0, 1 KO) stopped Dale Berry (0-1) in two rounds. Time 0:51. Promoter: Peter Maniatis. Click here for more photos…

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin Samoan light heavyweight Togasilimai Letoa (12-9-1, 7 KOs) caused a major upset …


Boxing Result

Abraham defeats Wilczewski; title shot next?

By Karl Freitag

Photo: Photo Wende and Winfried Mausolf

Former IBF middleweight champion and Super Six combatant Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Piotr Wilczewski (30-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. Abraham was more aggressive than in recent fights, but Wilczewski proved to be a very tough opponent, especially over the first half of the fight. Wilczewski was given a questionable point deduction from referee Manuel Maritxalar in round seven. Abraham, the bigger puncher, stepped on gas in the eighth and worked over Wilczewski. The former world champion had his biggest round in the eleventh when he had Wilczewski staggering around the ring. Scores were 118-109, 118-109, 119-108. Fightnews.com scored it 116-111.

According to promoter Kalle Sauerland, the win makes Abraham the highest-ranked challenger in the WBO ratings and he will face the winner of Stieglitz-Groves. (more…)

By Karl Freitag Former IBF middleweight champion and Super Six combatant Arthur Abraham (34-3, 27 KOs) won a twelve round …


UFC

TUF Episode 4 recap

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 4 – “All The Pressure” – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber get on the board, now trailing Team Cruz 2-1, as their first overall pick – Al Iaquinta – secured a split decision win over Myles Jury. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 4 – “All The Pressure” – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber get on …



Boxing News

Juanma faces suspension until September 2013

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

The postfight claim of Juan Manuel Lopez labeling referee Roberto Ramirez as a ‘gambler’ could keep Juanma out of the ring until September 2013. According to reports, the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission’s official examiner Alberto Arroyo is recommending a one year suspension, a $10,000 fine, 100 hours of community service at a location to be designated by the Commission and a course in impulse control. Lopez was automatically suspended for 90 days by the Boxing Commission’s Medical Commission following his knockout loss on March 10 to Orlando Salido and doctors allegedly decided to increase the ‘rest’ for another 90 days to expire on September 10. The one-year suspension would begin on September 10 and last until that date in 2013. Lopez may appeal these sanctions to the Secretary of the Department of Recreation and Sports Henry Neumann, who is enjoying a short holiday taking advantage of the approach of Easter,or if he is opposed to doing an appeal there is the option to go to court. Arroyo confirmed on Friday that his recommendations have been submitted to Commission president Dommys Delgado Berty.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press The postfight claim of Juan Manuel Lopez labeling referee Roberto Ramirez as a ‘gambler’ …


Boxing News

Q&A: Kevin Johnson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson talks to Fightnews about his showdown with Alex Leapai on Sunday in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia which be televised on epicentre.tv on Saturday night in the USA.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former world heavyweight challenger Kevin Johnson talks to Fightnews about his showdown with …


Boxing Result

Joyi retains IBF minimumweight belt

By Ron Jackson

IBF minimumweight champion Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa was off form and struggled to retain his belt over 12 tough rounds against Japan’s Katsunari Takayama at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Referee Larry Doggette from the United States had an easy nights work as the judges Sylvia Mokaila (SA), Shafeeq Rashada (US) and Marco McDonnell (UK) scored it 116-111, 116-111 and 117-10 in favour of the champion. A capacity crowd saw Joyi (22-0-1nc, 15 KOs) a rather subdued champion fighting from the southpaw stance against the ever advancing Takayama (24-5-1nc,10 KOs) and many ringsiders were of the opinion that the decision could have gone in favour of the challenger.

On the undercard South African featherweight champion Sabelo Jubatha won on a unanimous 12 round points decision over Wonga Ntoyakhe to retain his title. Jubatha improves his record to 14-1, 10 KOs and Ntoyakhe saw his reported record drop to 5-6, 1 KO.Jubatha won on a majority decision

Other results: Junior bantamweight: Zolani Tete, w tko 1, Siphiwo Ntsangani; Junior featherweight: Makazole Tete, w ko 1, Unathhi Cecane.

By Ron Jackson IBF minimumweight champion Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa was off form and struggled to retain his belt …


Boxing News

Soszynski-Saunders officials

By Johnny B’

The scheduled officials for tonight’s light heavyweight clash between Grzegorz Soszynski and Rayco Saunders for the IBF North American championship at “The Club” in Burbank, Illinois, are as follows:

Referee: Genaro Rodriguez (Puerto Rico/Chicago IL). Judges: John McCarthy (Chicago IL), Matthew Podgorski (Chicago IL/Orlando Fla.) and Ted Gimza (Arlington Heights, Illinois). IBF bout supervisor: Al Meier (Iowa).

By Johnny B’ The scheduled officials for tonight’s light heavyweight clash between Grzegorz Soszynski and Rayco Saunders for the IBF …



Boxing News

Weights from Pomona

Photo: Showdown Promotions

Andrey Klimov 134.5 vs Robert Rodriguez 133
Ricky Duenas 145 vs Rufino Flores
Jessie Roman 147.5 vs Ramon Flores 152.5
Xavier Montelongo ? vs Santiago Alonso ?
Vahe Saruhanyan 132 vs Ronald 134.5
Alexander Podrezov 142.5 vs Imarjoe Miller 140.5
Jessie Villanueva 120 vs Emmanuel 122.5
Carlos Gonzalez 128 vs Jesus Partida 128.5

The FINISH LINE Sports Grill is located at 2201 N. White Ave. Pomona,
California 91768

Tickets are priced at $40, $60 and $75.

Doors will open at 5:00 PM and the first fight starts at 6:00 PM.

Photo: Showdown Promotions Andrey Klimov 134.5 vs Robert Rodriguez 133 Ricky Duenas 145 vs Rufino Flores Jessie Roman 147.5 vs …


Boxing News

Weights from Tacoma

Photo: Halquist Productions

Jose Hernandez 136 vs Peter Oluoch 137.5
*Oluoch 1.5 lbs over contract weight
Nate Serrano 145 vs Nick Balestra 146
Lisette Medal 130 vs Sarah Pucek 126
William Fernandez 140.5 vs Jonathan Zumudio 141
Beau Hamilton 147 vs Ray Lampkin 144.5
Isaac Tabedo 153 vs Jesse Uhde 152.5

Promoter: Halquist Productions
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino Tacoma
Tickets: Emeraldqueen.com
Doors Open: 6 pm
First Bell: 7 pm

Photo: Halquist Productions Jose Hernandez 136 vs Peter Oluoch 137.5 *Oluoch 1.5 lbs over contract weight Nate Serrano 145 vs …


Boxing News

Weights from Woodland Hills

Photos: Bash Boxing

Donyil Livingston 162.6 vs. Elie Augustama 163.2
Tyrell Hendrix 168 vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez 167
Zachary Wohlman 146.4 vs. Clifford McPherson 146.4
Herbert Acevedo 134.6 vs. Eddie Ramirez 134.6
Celine Roman 125.2 vs. Claudia Gutierrez 124.6
Oscar Diaz 133.8 vs. Oscar Santana 130.8
Neil Arellano 146.4 vs. Shawn Gary 143.6
Daniel Roman 119.4 vs. Jesus Adame 119.2

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Photos: Bash Boxing Donyil Livingston 162.6 vs. Elie Augustama 163.2 Tyrell Hendrix 168 vs. Reynaldo Rodriguez 167 Zachary Wohlman 146.4 …


Boxing Result

Vasquez wins close one over Briones

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA jr flyweight champion Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (30-5, 21 KOs) won a unanimous eleven round decision over Mario Briones (21-2-1, 15 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title on Friday night at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. It was a close, good action slugfest throughout that could have gone either way. Scores were 105.5-104.5, 106.5-105.5, 107-104.5.

Other results:
Azael Cosio KO2 Tomas Mendez/WBC Latino welterweight title
Cecilia Comunales TKO1 Maribel Santana/vacant WBA female lightweight title
Ismael Barroso TKO5 Julio Camaño/WBA Fedebol lightweight world title
Alys Sanchez W6 Paulina Cardona
Luis Garcia KO2 Elvis Garcia
Jorge Luis Mungia TKO3 Rubiel Zurdo
Migdalia Asprilla TKO6 Paola Rojas

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA jr flyweight champion Roberto “La Araña” Vasquez (30-5, 21 KOs) won a unanimous eleven …


Boxing Result

Lundy tops Williams; Ayala beats Mitchell

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photo: Emily Harney

Philadelphia native “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) is still the NABF lightweight title holder after he defeated St. Louis’ Dannie Williams (21-2, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Scores of the bout for Lundy were 97-92 twice and 98-91. Lundy was hit in the first with a left hook from Williams that caused him to put his glove to the canvas. Referee Danny Schiavone gave Lundy the standing eight count and he recovered to end the round. In round three, both fighters had every fan in the arena on their feet as Lundy and Williams would not back down and stunned each other several times that round as neither gave up. Williams continuously had Lundy where he wanted him early on as he had Lundy’s back against the ropes. It allowed Williams to tee off on Lundy several times during the bout. By round seven it was Lundy that had Williams against the ropes as both battled trading hooks and body shots. Lundy began boxing more as he used his jab, changed up his approach, and now had Williams confused in round eight. Lundy boxed Williams well in the final two rounds of the bout as he slipped away from his opponents attack and landed his jab effectively. Lundy almost put Williams away in the final round as his opponent almost hit the canvas as the final bell rang. The seven bout fight card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.
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Former world title challenger and New Haven, Connecticut’s Elvin Ayala (25-5-1, 11 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Eric Mitchell (23-9-1, 11 KOs) in the co-feature bout of the evening. Scores of the bout were 79-73 twice and 78 -74. Mitchell, who took the fight on three days notice fought well early but it was apparent that after the second round, he was fatigued. Ayala took advantage and went after the 42 year old Mitchell throughout. To his credit Mitchell fought an excellent fight on short notice and as the fight wore on, he took his time to gather himself to stay in the fight. Both fighters continued to pace themselves while Mitchell took the fight to Ayala as well in the later rounds. Both Ayala and Mitchell stood toe to toe in the final round in what was a better than expected fight. Ayala almost put Mitchell away late but Mitchell barely survived for the final bell. (more…)

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photo: Emily Harney Philadelphia native “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) is still the NABF …


Boxing News

Soszyński, Saunders at 174 pounds

Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Grzegorz Soszyński (20-1, 10 KO) and Rayco Saunders (22-14, 9 KO) had no problem making weight for their vacant IBF North America light heavyweight title fight this Saturday at “The Club” in Chicago. They had exactly the same weight – 174 pounds – and both are very confident about their chances.

“I’m not impressed with Soszyński’s record because I fought much tougher opposition,” said Saunders. “I have more experience and more determination and it will be clearly visible in the ring.”

“Nobody cares what Rayco wants to say now. He does not know me, he does not know where I’m coming from. I’m ready for 12 hard fought rounds. My girlfriend surprised me, arriving today from Poland and nobody want to lose in front of their loved ones,” said Soszyński.

By Przemek Garczarczyk Grzegorz Soszyński (20-1, 10 KO) and Rayco Saunders (22-14, 9 KO) had no problem making weight for …


Scale Watch

Weights From Merida

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions

José Pinzon 160 vs Rogelio Medina 160
Silverio Ortíz 140 vs Mahonry Montes 139
Miguel Berchelet 130 vs Alberto Chuc 132
Juli Yedras 105.30 vs Mises Taz Calleros 105
Josue Beraza 126 vs José Jiménez 126.8
Miguel Herrera 112 vs Moisés Chuc 112

Venue: Polyforum Zamná
Promoter: Maxboxing and Zanfer Promotions
TV: TV Azteca

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Rafael Soto-Zanfer Promotions José Pinzon 160 vs Rogelio Medina 160 Silverio Ortíz 140 vs Mahonry …


Scale Watch

Linares, Thompson make weight

Photo: Juan Alberto Salazar/El Quequi

Jorge Linares 134.6 vs. Sergio Thompson 134.2
(WBC lightweight eliminator)
Marco Antonio Periban 167.6 vs. Gerardo Diaz 164.4
Carlos Cuadras 116.1 vs. Humberto Morales 116.8
Naciff Castillo 115 vs. Faustino Cupul 117.5
Francisco Vargas 129.8 vs. Carlos Fernando Perez 129
Jorge Romero 136.6 vs. Eduardo Canales 137

Venue: Grand Oasis Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: Fox Deportes

Photo: Juan Alberto Salazar/El Quequi Jorge Linares 134.6 vs. Sergio Thompson 134.2 (WBC lightweight eliminator) Marco Antonio Periban 167.6 vs. …


Feature Story

Williams Is All Business

By Brian Grammer
Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

“We got this fight for one reason….to take Hank Lundy’s title!” said “Dangerous” Dannie Williams. “All this trash talk, it’s all him. It’s not personal for me, just business. He’s making it personal.” Williams (21-1, 17 KOs) dukes it out with NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. All business is the attitude that Williams has had since moving from his home in St. Louis, MO to Youngstown, OH several years ago to work in the South Side Boxing Club with world class trainer Jack Loew. Steve Smith of Rumble Time Promotions, the promoter of Williams, asked Dannie to make the move to Youngstown to further his career. (more…)

By Brian Grammer Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions “We got this fight for one reason….to take Hank Lundy’s title!” said …


Scale Watch

Weights from Long Island

Chris Algieri 141 vs. Winston Mathis 141
Cletus Seldin 143.25 vs. Marcus Hall 142
Rich Neves 150.5 vs. Joe Yerdon 151
Jacques Louis vs. Clyde Daniels
Raul Nuncio 154.25 vs. Valadrin Muriqi 153.25
Emmanuel Latei Lartey 143.25 vs. Carlos Ramos 114.5
Danny Netzer 160 vs. Steven Tyner 165
Venue: Paramount Theater, Huntington, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing

Chris Algieri 141 vs. Winston Mathis 141 Cletus Seldin 143.25 vs. Marcus Hall 142 Rich Neves 150.5 vs. Joe Yerdon …


Scale Watch

Weights from Los Cabos (on the sea)

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In an unprecedented weigh-in in Mexico and probably in the world, boxers fighting on Saturday’s “Los Cabos on Fire” card weighed in on a yacht in the waters near the Arch of Cabo San Lucas.

Hugo Ruiz 117.75 vs. Yonfrez Parejo 117.75
(WBA interim bantamweight world title)
Ana María Torres 114.75 vs. María Andrea 114.75
(WBC female super flyweight world title)
Ava Knight 111.10 vs Honfah Tor Buamas 111.10
(IBF female flyweight world title)
Alejandro Sanabria 135.00 vs Balweng Bongoyan 134.20
(WBC lghtweight silver title)

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, HG Boxing and Sampson Boxing
Venue: Gimnasio Auditorio, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur
TV: Televisa more photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero In an unprecedented weigh-in in Mexico and probably in the world, boxers fighting on Saturday’s “Los …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hamilton, NJ

Photo: Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna

Jameel McCline 271 vs. Livin Castillo 215
Przemyslaw Opalach 161 vs. Eberto Medina 157.5
Juan Rodriguez Jr. 147 vs. Daniel Crabtree 148
Alando Swain 157 vs. Eddie Edmonds 157
Mikayla Nebal 120.5 vs. Nydia Feliciano 120
Tyrone Luckey 135 vs. Ramon Ellis 138
Venue: Hamilton Manor
Promoters: Nedals Promotions & Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing
1st bell: 7:30 PM Eastern

Photo: Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna Jameel McCline 271 vs. Livin Castillo 215 Przemyslaw Opalach 161 vs. Eberto Medina 157.5 Juan Rodriguez …


Boxing Result

Charr defeats Bidenko

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside
Photos: Klaus Frevert

In the main event of the action packed fight night in at the Martim Hotel in Cologne, Germany, WBC International Silver heavyweight champion Manuel Charr made another step towards recognition as a serious contender at the most prestigious weigh-class in the sport. In the first defense of his minor belt and his first fight as his own promoter, he showed poise and good boxing skills in defeating rugged and tough ex-contender Taras Bidenko by twelve round unanimous decision. (more…)

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside Photos: Klaus Frevert In the main event of the action packed fight night in at …


Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Not long ago, Kelly Pavlik stood on top of the not only the middleweight division, but on top of the boxing world. He was unbeaten, held multiple world titles, and had the backing of a prominent manager and a major promoter in boxing (Top Rank). While Top Rank and Cameron Dunkin are still promoting and managing him respectively, Pavlik no longer had world title belts around his belt and lost unanimous decisions to Bernard Hopkins and Sergio Martinez. While Pavlik has never been one to back down from a fight, he has to battle major battles in recent years. No, they were not against Hopkins, Martinez, or Jermain Taylor, but personal problems outside of the ring.

Alcohol problems and a recent arrest had the media putting the spotlight more on what Pavlik did outside of the ring than on his accomplishments inside of it. That did not stop Pavlik from breaking away from trainer Jack Loew, travel 2,500 miles from his hometown of Youngstown, OH to Oxnard, CA to work with trainer Robert Garcia. With Garcia in his corner and knowing that it is now or never, Pavlik will embark on a new chapter in his career, one that he hopes will return him to prominence. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Not long ago, Kelly Pavlik stood on top of the not only the middleweight division, but on …


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Weights from Finland

Eva Wahlstrom 128.9 vs. Agota Ilko 129.4
(vacant EBU female super featherweight title)
Edis Tatli 136 vs. Sarfo Tyson 135.5 (WBO12)
Niko Jokinen 167.7 vs. Mohammed Akrong 164.9
Jaakko Myllylä TBA vs. Iban Gallardo TBA
Jarkko Putkonen 140.8 vs. Imre Simon 144.4
Eemeli Katajisto 177.9 vs. Robert Halas 173
Venue: Barona Areena, Espoo, Finland
Promoter: P3 Promotions

Eva Wahlstrom 128.9 vs. Agota Ilko 129.4 (vacant EBU female super featherweight title) Edis Tatli 136 vs. Sarfo Tyson 135.5 …


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Weights from Colon, Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ricardo Cordoba 125.5 vs. Eduardo Garcia 123
Nicolas Walter 127.25 vs. Hector Marquez 124.5
Julio Canastuj 104.75 vs. Aris Rodriguez 104.75
Jose Valdez 130.25 vs. Hector Caballero 131.25
Stephon McIntere 113 vs. Anastacio Zurdo 117.5
Promoter: Premium Boxing
Venue: Hotel Melia, Colon City

By Gabriel F. Cordero Ricardo Cordoba 125.5 vs. Eduardo Garcia 123 Nicolas Walter 127.25 vs. Hector Marquez 124.5 Julio Canastuj …


Boxing News

WBA News

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association is celebrating the 69th birthday of President Gilberto Mendoza who today celebrates another anniversary of life. Mendoza was born on March 30, 1943, in Cubiro, Lara State in Venezuela, and has led the WBA since 1982, at which time he won the presidency in the Convention held in Puerto Rico.

WBA regular super welterweight champion Austin Trout and interim champion Anthony Mundine will have to wait for a WBA decision regarding their WBA mandated fight after no representatives from either fighter attended Thursday’s purse bid. WBA vice president and head of the World Championships Committee Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that the WBA “reserves the right to apply the necessary measures.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero The World Boxing Association is celebrating the 69th birthday of President Gilberto Mendoza who today celebrates …


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Weights from San Antonio

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Kelly Pavlik 169.2 vs. Aaron ‘Jedi’ Jaco 169.4
Frankie Leal 125.4 vs. Evgeny Gradovich 125.6
Ivan Najera 132 vs. James Lester 131.8
Luis Zarazua 125 vs. Victor Sanchez 124.4
Adam Lopez 119 vs. Ramon Bayala 119
Eduardo Alicea 173.4 vs. Edwynn Jones 169.6
Saul Rodriguez 127 vs. Ricardo Valencia 126.8
Btyant Perrella 151 vs. Arturo Lopez 155
Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Azteca America (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Kelly Pavlik 169.2 vs. Aaron ‘Jedi’ Jaco 169.4 Frankie Leal 125.4 vs. Evgeny Gradovich 125.6 Ivan …


Boxing News

Ovsepyan-Johnson Preview

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California this Saturday night with a scheduled nine-bout card taking place at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona. In the main event, Armen Ovsepyan will take on Dashon Johnson in an eight round bout for the California State welterweight title. Ovsepyan (12-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jorge Pimentel in the second round of his last bout in December, while Johnson (13-5-3, 4 KOs) is coming an eight round split-decision loss to Aaron Martinez last month. Ovsepyan was born in Armenia, but began his professional career in Russia, while Johnson resides in the San Diego suburb of Escondido. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Boxing returns to the Inland Empire of Southern California this Saturday night with a scheduled nine-bout card …










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