Kyoguchi keeps OPBF 105lb belt; Unbeaten Inoue wins vacant Japanese 154lb title

Kyoguchi keeps OPBF 105lb belt; Unbeaten Inoue wins vacant Japanese 154lb title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten prospect, WBC#10 Hiroto Kyoguchi (7-0, 6 KOs), 105, successfully retained his OPBF minimumweight belt, but his ...

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Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

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Ivan Morales headlines in Tijuana

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated twenty-one year old Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (16-0, 11KOs) takes on Edgar “Destroyer” Martinez (9-5, 5KOs) of Anahuac, Chihuahua, for ten bantamweight rounds in his second fight of the year. In his first back in January, the southpaw Morales impressed his hometown fans with a third round stoppage of the durable Ricardo “Rocky” Armenta. Now, Morales, the younger brother of former world champions Erik and Diego, looks to take his first steps towards history as he looks to put together a successful campaign leading up to a world title and thus become part of the first set of three siblings to be crowned world champions. (more…)

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated …


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Miguel Cotto Workout, Part 1

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for his May 5 super fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for …



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Jones and Evans are tired of talking

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, you know there’s a cooling off period of sorts. The point where the anger slightly subsides but the feelings are still present.

That’s where UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans are. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, …


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Soto-Matthysse for WBC interim title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a WBC super lightweight eliminator between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse upgraded to an interim WBC world title bout. Danny Garcia, the WBC champion in the 140lb division, apparently has an injury that will keep him from defending right away. Soto-Matthysse meet June 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a …




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Hopkins, Dawson ready to fight

By Matt Richardson

When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion immediately moved into promotional mode. Known for his ability to mentally break down his opponent while simultaneously pushing the fight, Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO’s) eagerly spoke to all who asked (and many who didn’t). Breaking down his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, the loquacious Hopkins, as usual, talked and talked and talked.

But that, as they say, was then and this is now.

After a disappointing two-round affair last October in which Hopkins was tossed to the mat and injured his shoulder (the fight was originally ruled a TKO win for Dawson but later changed to a no-contest), the champion has now elected to do something different prior to their rematch next Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

He’s stopped talking. (more…)

By Matt Richardson When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion …


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Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son of the Legend” Julio César Chávez, Jr. and #2 contender Andy Lee go on sale Saturday April 28 at 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (915) 747-5234.

The card is being billed as “Viva Chávez!” and marks the first world championship fight to be held in Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown.

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son …


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Mijares returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian Eddy Julio (13-3-1, 11 KOs) in a clash for the WBC super bantamweight silver title at the Poliforum Unidad Deportiva Centenario in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. “I thank Zanfer Promotions for having confidence in me and giving me the opportunity,” said Mijares. “I hope to have interesting fights with people like Nonito Donaire, Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce and Victor Terrazas. I want to be on top of world boxing!” If Mijares wins, a possible world title bout on July 14 in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium against Nonito Donaire is on the horizon. Mijares has won his last eight fights since 2009 including his last win against former world title challenger Alejandro Valdez by KO in 3 rounds.

Others fights include Marvin Quintero vs Al Sabaupan in an IBF Lightweight eliminator for the #1 ranking and Anabel Ortiz vs Susana Cruz for the WBC silver female miniumweight title.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian …


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Weights from Newark, NJ

Charles Heyward 172.6 vs. Richard Pierson 168.1
Jamond Bourgeois 154.9 vs. John Thompson 156.7
Steven Johnson 118.2 vs. Qa’id Muhammad 116.5
Kevin Howard 270.9 vs. Aaron Kinch 258.8
Leandro Acevedo 164.8 vs. Marcus Clay 164.3
Mike Conception 144.6 vs. Danny Morales 139

Promoter: Gabe Laconte’s First Round Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: Robert Treat Hotel
1st Bell: 7:30 PM

Charles Heyward 172.6 vs. Richard Pierson 168.1 Jamond Bourgeois 154.9 vs. John Thompson 156.7 Steven Johnson 118.2 vs. Qa’id Muhammad …


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Trupish wins by KO

By Tom Huynh at ringside

Undefeated Adam Trupish’s (11-0 8KO) power surge continued in Toronto Tuesday as he scored his fifth consecutive knockout victory at 1:30 of the 5th round over Darryl Cunningham (25-4 10KO). Trupish becomes just the second fighter to stop the Detroit veteran, with former world title challenger Anthony Dirrell being the first to end 2011.

Trupish showed his speed and power right from the very start. With the sound of the opening bell still resonating, the two-time Olympian connected with a right hook and straight left combination that knocks Cunningham down to the canvas twenty seconds in. The referee starts the count and Cunningham gets up after a few seconds. Not yet composed and on weak legs, he gets tagged again and goes down for a second time. The visiting fighter manages to get to his feet while the referee administers an eight count but has nothing left and holds on and is saved by the bell. (More)

By Tom Huynh at ringside Undefeated Adam Trupish’s (11-0 8KO) power surge continued in Toronto Tuesday as he scored his …


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“Chocolatito” to defend belt in Pomona, Calif

\Top Rank brings to the Fairplex in Pomona an evening of championship boxing on Saturday, April 28, featuring the two-division champion Roman ”Chocolatito” Gonzalez defending his WBA Light Flyweight title against the former world champion Ramon Garcia Hirales in the main event, Gonzalez, 31-0 (26 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua is a former WBA Minimum Weight champion, will be making his fourth defense of his WBA Mini Flyweight title. The hard-punching, 24-year Gonzalez meets Mexico’s Ramon Garcia ”Principe” Hirales 16-3-1 (9 KOs) in what figures to be an explosive match-up, due to the speed and southpaw stance presented by the Mexican fighter against the ferocious punching power presented by the defending champion. (more…)

\Top Rank brings to the Fairplex in Pomona an evening of championship boxing on Saturday, April 28, featuring the two-division …


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Q&A: Oscar de la Hoya

Interviewer: Karl Freitag

Ring legend-turned-promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to Fightnews.com about the two big super welterweight world title fights on the May 5 “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” card in Las Vegas featuring Miguel Cotto defending his WBA belt against Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez defending against Sugar Shane Mosley. We also asked the Golden Boy about making a possible comeback himself.

Interviewer: Karl Freitag Ring legend-turned-promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to Fightnews.com about the two big super welterweight world title …



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Miguel Cotto Orlando Media Workout Quotes

Photos: Octavian Cantilli – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

With a giant 50-foot by 25-foot banner emblazoned across the facility, there is no missing Miguel Cotto’s training headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Today Cotto, his trainer Pedro Diaz and promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to the press about the upcoming May 5 super fight between Cotto and Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Miguel Cotto, WBA super welterweight world champion: “We are working hard to achieve our goals. I’ve achieved everything I’ve wanted to so far during this camp. I am thinking about the victory and after that, we will celebrate. You have to keep your eyes on your opponent and always be prepared for anything in the ring.

“[On watching film of Mayweather] My work is just to train. Pedro studies the tapes and I follow him.

“[On being a man of few words] It’s my way of life. I prefer to be quiet and calm.

“My father passed away January 3, 2010. He will always be with me. Anything I am right now is because of him. I owe him everything. My dad is always on my mind. He lives with me and in everything I do. He taught me how to go forward and do my thing.

“I feel that this is my moment. I feel great and I am in my prime. I have great people around me. I have a purpose to train every day. I am motivated to fight anyone in boxing. This is how I am and how I have always been. Every fight is a big challenge. Everyone wants to win. Everyone works to win. This is going to be mine and Mayweather’s next big chapter in our careers.” (more…)

Photos: Octavian Cantilli – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy With a giant 50-foot by 25-foot banner emblazoned across the facility, there is no …


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WBA #10 Bryant in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBA #10 middleweight Robbie Bryant (15-1-1, 7 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Filipino Arnel Tinampay (17-13-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Italian Club in Perth, Western Australia. New Zealand born Bryant was an outstanding amateur who boxed current IBF champion Daniel Geale in the simon pure ranks. “Robbie has shown he has the skills to mix it with the best and now he is world rated we would be interested in a world title opportunity,” said promoter Ty Colman. In other action leading Australian 175 pounder David Letizia (9-2-1, 4 KOs) will have a solid test against Gunnar Jackson (12-2-2, 4 KOs) over twelve rounds. “Dave boxed a draw with Gunnar back in 2010 and this promises to be an action packed contest,” said Colman. Also appearing will be middleweight Luke Sharp and light heavyweight Andrew Green. Promoters: Ty Cloman and David Letizia.

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing WBA #10 middleweight Robbie Bryant (15-1-1, 7 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday …


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UFC, White demand retraction from CagePotato

Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent entities and executives of the website CagePotato regarding certain false and defamatory statements attributed to UFC® President, Dana White, in an April 14th website posting. (more…)

Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent …



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Patompothong returns to ring action

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Hot Thai 140 pound prospect Patomsuk Patompothong (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Mike “Tyson” Tumbaga (12-15-2) over twelve rounds in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Friday. Patompothong scored impressive win over Australian Heath Ellis in Melbourne and Billy Sumba in Bangkok in 2011 bouts. “Patomsuk is a crowd pleasing boxer who is very popular in Thailand because of his exciting ring battles in 2011 against Billy Sumba and Welles Reyke on Channel Seven televised boxing,” said promoter Jimmy Chaichothchuang. “I am sure Tumbaga will be a warrior like all Filipino boxers and give Patomsuk a tough fight which will be televised throughout Thailand,” Chaichotchuang continued. “The fight is in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai which is 500 miles north of Bangkok.”

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Hot Thai 140 pound prospect Patomsuk Patompothong (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will clash …


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Shimoda, Kamegai victorious

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA super-bantam champ Akifumi Shimoda (25-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, returned to action after forfeiting his belt to Rico Ramos in Atlantic City and displayed a fine stoppage over durable Mexican Alberto Gonzalez (16-10, 6 KOs), 123.5, at 1:00 of the tenth and final session on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Shimoda, a fast-moving southpaw, steadily piled up points with ease, but sustained a bad laceration caused by a head-collision midway in round five. The gory Shimoda, however, accelerated his attack in the final round to have him staggering to the ropes with a flurry of punches with the referee’s intervention. The 27-year-old Japanese looked sharp and swift for the battered Mexican who showed his heart and won the praise of the crowd.

WBC#8/WBA#11 Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0, 18 KOs), 147, had a tough time with the aggressiveness and pugnacity of Mexican hombre Alfredo Chavez (10-4, 8 KOs), 146.5, but finally caught him with a barrage of punches to prompt the third man’s halt at 1:47 of the ninth round. Kamegai cleverly averted Chavez’s roundhouse rallies to be leading widely on points but occasionally absorbed some punches of his busy attacks. The unbeaten Japanese showed his last surge to batter him from all angles and obviously hurt him, when the ref declared a well-timed stoppage.

This show was held in commemoration of the regular Dynamic Glove program’s 500th anniversary. Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Ex-WBA super-bantam champ Akifumi Shimoda (25-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, returned to action after forfeiting his belt to …


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Groves pulls out of title clash against Stieglitz

George Groves has withdrawn from his WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Robert Stieglitz due to an injury sustained in his Cyprus training camp. Groves, the current British and Commonwealth Champion, was scheduled to face Russian Stieglitz on May 5th in Germany in his first challenge for a world title. Promoter Frank Warren said; “I am bitterly disappointment for George as I was convinced he would have beaten Steiglitz and brought the WBO Super-Middleweight title back to it’s spiritual home. Once George is fit a new date will be rescheduled as George is the mandatory challenger.”

George Groves has withdrawn from his WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Robert Stieglitz due to an injury sustained …


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Ill Cleverly pulls out of defense

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO title defense against Robin Krasniqi due to a viral infection. The unbeaten Welsh star was scheduled to face Krasniqi on April 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but has been unable to train for his fourth title defence. Olympian Billy Joe Saunders, who was chief support on the card, will now replace Cleverly and headline the first night of professional championship boxing to be held at the world famous venue in nearly 13 years when he takes on Tony Hill for the vacant English middleweight title.

A devastated Cleverly said, “I’ve been unable to train because I’ve been laid up in bed with a viral infection and there’s not enough time to make up what I’ve missed in training to make sure I’m fully fit. I’ve taken the advice of my doctor and been told to fully rest before attempting to start training again. I’m really disappointed because I was looking forward to being the first fighter to bring boxing back to the Royal Albert Hall in over a decade and the first of the century. It was a big night for me as Hopkins was facing Dawson on the same night and I was looking to do a good job on Krasniqi to get a fight with the winner.”

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO title defense against Robin Krasniqi due …


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Torn bicep KOs Fernando Guerrero

Dominican southpaw Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KO’s) of Salisbury, Md., suffered a partially torn left biceps in training camp, forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick. The previously announced 10-round super middleweight fight between Guerrero and Fitzpatrick was tabbed to open a three-fight telecast on Showtime, which will now be a doubleheader from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The main event will feature former undisputed 160-pound World Champion Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KO’s) facing undefeated Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-0-1, 10 KO’s) in a 10-round middleweight bout. In the 10-round junior middleweight co-feature, former Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KO’s) takes on former world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KO’s).

Dominican southpaw Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KO’s) of Salisbury, Md., suffered a partially torn left biceps in training camp, forcing …


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Mensah now turning heads

Story by Bill Hillmann
Photos by Chris Cozzone

After six-to-one underdog Albert Mensah (25-3-1 10KOs) defeated Australian contender Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23 KOs) by majority decision last Friday on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, Fightnews gave Mensah and his camp a call in the wake of their big win.

Junior welterweight Albert Mensah was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, the oldest of five children. (more…)

Story by Bill Hillmann Photos by Chris Cozzone After six-to-one underdog Albert Mensah (25-3-1 10KOs) defeated Australian contender Michael Katsidis …


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The Blueprint: Jon Jones

He is, by most accounts, the chosen one.

Just 24 years old, Jon Jones is the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion. He became the youngest man to ever win UFC gold when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 13 months ago. And he has seemed pretty close to unbeatable in two fights that followed – one-sided submission wins over former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

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McCloskey vs. Marquez?

Paul McCloskey’s May 5 clash with DeMarcus Corley has taken a new twist after he was named as a possible opponent for Juan Manuel Marquez’s July 14 fight in Texas. The WBO interim light welterweight champion takes over Cowboys Stadium that night and the four-weight king has been linked with a fight with Dudey after his promoter suggested his preference for a southpaw opponent. McCloskey faces the former WBO champ ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on May 5 at the King’s Hall in Belfast in a huge night for boxing for the city, with the all-Irish middleweight Betfair Prizefighter, Martin Lindsay and Jamie Conlan all in action, and now McCloskey’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the show has taken on even greater significance with the former unbeaten European champion in the running for a shot at the pound-for-pound Mexican great. “Paul’s name has been mentioned by JMM’s team in the last week and I reached out to Top Rank yesterday to let them know that we’d love the fight,” said Hearn. “I think we are in with a decent chance but a convincing win against Corley in front of a packed King’s Hall crowd would strengthen our case for a July clash with Marquez.”

Paul McCloskey’s May 5 clash with DeMarcus Corley has taken a new twist after he was named as a possible …


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Crolla: Lonsdale belt top priority

Lightweight Anthony Crolla has targeted winning a Lonsdale belt outright before becoming world champion. The popular Mancunian makes the second defence of his British crown against Derry Mathews (29-6-1) at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday night. If Crolla (23-2) beats his Liverpool rival he’ll be just one notch away from claiming a Lonsdale belt for keeps (three successful defenses are required).

Crolla knows the world title scene is wide open. The WBA belt is vacant and Scot Ricky Burns is among the other champions. “I am not distracted by talk of world title fights because the fight I am preparing for is the most important,” he stated. “If the next one goes wrong against Mathews talk of European and world title fights down the line go out of the window.”

Lightweight Anthony Crolla has targeted winning a Lonsdale belt outright before becoming world champion. The popular Mancunian makes the second …


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Alvarez prepped for “Sugar” Shane

Story by Miguel Maravilla
Photo by Miguel Salazar

In what will be his fourth defense of his WBC super welterweight title, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) is only two weeks away from his showdown against former six-time world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Before relocating to Las Vegas, Alvarez spent the majority of his camp at Big Bear, California.

“I feel great,” says Alvarez. “We are working very hard, and I am ready.”

Alvarez looked sharp and top shape at a recent media day at Big Bear, as he did four-minute rounds in his sparring session in high altitude.

“My weight is good, my sparring partners are great fast, intelligent,” said Alvarez. “I had to adjust at first. They helped me out a lot.”

“I like it here in Big Bear. I am happy and relaxed here. It helps me stay focused, physically and mentally.”

For Alvarez, he is facing his biggest name up to date in “Sugar” Shane Mosley as Mosley has faced the best names in boxing with the likes of Oscar Dela Hoya, the late Vernon Forrest, Winky Wright, Fernando Vargas, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito, Floyd Mayweather, and, most recently, Manny Pacquiao. Mosley has never been stopped in his career and is undefeated against all Mexican fighters he has faced in his career. (more…)

Story by Miguel Maravilla Photo by Miguel Salazar In what will be his fourth defense of his WBC super welterweight …


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Mosley getting ready for Alvarez

Story by Miguel Maravilla
Photo courtesy of Golden Boy

Pomona’s “Sugar” Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39KOs) looks to, once again, become world champion for the seventh time as he prepares for another world title shot against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) for Alvarez’ WBC super welterweight title at Big Bear, California.

“Canelo has a good style,” says Mosley. “He is very strong but has a lot to learn.” (more…)

Story by Miguel Maravilla Photo courtesy of Golden Boy Pomona’s “Sugar” Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39KOs) looks to, once again, become …


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Ortiz-Berto LA Presser

Photos: Carlos Delgado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

As previously reported, the rematch between former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto originally scheduled for February 11 in Las Vegas, but postponed when Berto sustained an arm injury on January 30, has been rescheduled for June 23 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, this time for the vacant WBC Silver Welterweight Championship. In the co-main event, scheduled for 12 rounds in the super lightweight division is former three-division world champion Humberto Soto squares off against Argentine knockout artist Lucas Matthysse.

Victor Ortiz: “I will not underestimate Andre Berto because of his injury. I hope and expect a new and improved Andre Berto. I am training for the greatest Andre Berto ever. I want to give the fans the best fight because that’s what they expect from both of us. I am going to be world champ again, there is no doubt about that. There is only one option for me…victory!”

Andre Berto: “The arm is feeling great and I’m ready to get in there and handle some unfinished business on June 23. This is guaranteed to be an explosive fight that you don’t want to miss. Los Angeles has become a second home to me, so I’m excited to perform for all the fans at STAPLES Center this summer.” (more…)

Photos: Carlos Delgado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy As previously reported, the rematch between former world champions “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Andre …


Boxing News

Canelo moves camp to Vegas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The bitter cold that continues in the mountains of Big Bear, California has forced the Mexican WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to move to Las Vegas to continue his training for his May 5 fight with Shane “Sugar” Mosley at the MGM Grand Arena. Alvarez starts training in Vegas today after four weeks in Big Bear at a training camp located one block from Mosley’s camp.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The bitter cold that continues in the mountains of Big Bear, California has forced the Mexican …


Full Report

Full Report: Wilson-Taylor

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Chris Toney

IBF #7-ranked Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-5-1, 7 KOs) successfully defended his USBA cruiserweight title for the second time, and won the vacant NABF belt with a devastating twelfth round KO over Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (20-2-2, 7 KOs) at Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. Wilson and Taylor previously fought to a disputed draw in a September 2010 bout. In the co-feature, Christopher Finley (5-4, 4 KOs) took a unanimous six round decision over hometown favorite Osnel “The Prince” Charles (9-3, 1 KO) in an exciting lightweight bout. Peltz Boxing Promotions presented the 7-bout card. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Chris Toney IBF #7-ranked Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (13-5-1, 7 …


Boxing News

Chris John: Eye of the Dragon?

Report and photo by Brett Bonetti

WBA Fighter of Decade Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) visited popular radio station 96FM in Perth Australia today. The undefeated WBA world featherweight champion requested the radio station play one of his favorite songs “Eye of the Tiger”, but also suggested to radio host Mark “Smiley” Pascoe that they should make a song called “Eye of the Dragon.”

John, will make the 16th defense of his title at The Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore against Japan’s Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday 5th May, 2012.

Report and photo by Brett Bonetti WBA Fighter of Decade Chris “The Dragon” John (46-0-2, 22 KOs) visited popular radio …


Boxing News

New FNF TV opener

Rising light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (7-0, 5 KOs), a 2008 Colombian Olympian who now lives in Montreal, takes on battled-tested veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (22-15-2, 9 KOs) in this week’s new ESPN Friday Night Fights co-feature at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal. IBF #2-ranked Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (17-1, 14 KOs) headlines in a 10-rounder against WBC #2 Noe “El Carbonero” Gonzalez (28-1, 20 KOs). Another Colombian Olympian also living in Montreal, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Oscar “Kaboom” Rivas (9-0, 6 KOs), meets veteran Kendrick “The Apostle” Releford (22-16-2, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout.
Also fighting on the undercard is super featherweight Baha Laham (8-0, 3 KOs) vs. Leonis Francois (8-6, 2 KOs) in an eight-round bout, heavyweight Eric Barrack (6-0, 5 KOs) vs. Sandy Pembroke (2-4, 1 KO) in a six-round match, and Montreal light heavyweight Schiller Hyppolite (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Martin Desjardins. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

Rising light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (7-0, 5 KOs), a 2008 Colombian Olympian who now lives in Montreal, takes on …


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Top Commission Executives to Speak at Fight Promoter U

Two of California’s top athletic commission officials will speak at Fight Promoter University VIII, this coming June 5-8 in Costa Mesa, California it was announced today by FPU founder Roy Englebrecht. Set to speak will be the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission George Dodd, and from the California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization, its president JT Steele.

“I think it is so important for new fight promoters to know what is expected from a state athletic commission and the rules that govern the sport in the state they will promote in,” said Englebrecht. “To have George Dodd speaking on what a Commission looks for in a new promoter, as well as the importance of a promotion establishing a good working relationship with any commission, is vital to a new promoter, so I am happy that George has agreed to speak at FPU VIII. Then with the rapid growth of amateur MMA it is a bonus to have JT Steele speak on what is required from a new promoter wanting to get into amateur mma promotion.”

Dodd and Steele are two of 18 guest speakers that will be featured over the four day FPU VIII session, with the complete FPU schedule and registration information available online at www.fightpromoteruniversity.com.

Two of California’s top athletic commission officials will speak at Fight Promoter University VIII, this coming June 5-8 in Costa …


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Cote opponent announced

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The opponent for Pier Olivier Cote (18-0 12KO) has been announced for his fight in Nottingham England on May 20th on the undercard of the Lucian Bute versus Carl Froch bout. The undefeated Cote will face off against Mark Lloyd (15-5 3KO) of Telford England. Cote is fresh off his devastating 2nd round knockout of Jorge Teron last December that was featured on Showtime. The 36-year-old Lloyd has lost his last two including a shot at the European Union championship.

Chief support for the Bute-Froch tilt was announced to be undefeated super-bantamweight Carl Frampton (13-0 9KO) who will be defending his Commonwealth belt. Also on the card will be Erick Ochieng, John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Scotty Cardle.

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada The opponent for Pier Olivier Cote (18-0 12KO) has been announced for his fight …


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Mayweather-Cotto also for WBC Diamond belt

When Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Miguel Cotto meet on May 5 there will be even more on the line than Cotto’s WBA super welterweight world championship belt. They will also be fighting for the vacant WBC super welterweight Diamond belt when they step into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in less than three weeks. “The WBC belt has always been respected by boxers as one of the most prestigious title they can win, and to have the Diamond belt up for grabs in the ‘Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto’ main event adds even more to this great night,” said Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya. “When this fight is over, there will absolutely be no doubt as to who is the best 154-pounder in the world.”

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