WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Alvarez-Williams September 15?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source revealed to Fightnews.com that former world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams will likely be the opponent who will face WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, topping an event presented by Golden Boy Promotions. Initially James Kirkland was considered, but Williams is now the frontrunner.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source revealed to Fightnews.com that former world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams will likely be …


UFC

Pineda motivated by a past slight, future promise

With the majority of his mixed martial arts wins coming by way of submission, including back-to-back tap outs of Pat Schilling and Mackens Semerzier in his first two UFC bouts, Daniel Pineda could be mistaken for a lifelong jiu-jitsu practitioner, and not a guy who used to think “it was better just to punch somebody in the mouth and get them out of there quicker than trying to get somebody’s neck.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Boxing News

Wlad to Haye: No BBBofC license, no Vitali

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said today that there will be no fight between his brother, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and David Haye until Haye has his license renewed by the BBBofC. Earlier today Haye and his manager Adam Booth denied actually turning down a fight against Vitali, although they did accept an interim fight against Dereck Chisora in July as active negotiations for a Vitali-Haye fight were in progress.

“There is nothing that could be made,” Wladimir told Sky Sports News. “First of all David Haye was officially retired, he didn’t have a license so there couldn’t be any conversation. With David Haye, we have been handling a lot for many years, we’ve heard a lot of nonsense and lies. And right now, he’s actually getting ready for the Chisora fight.” (more…)

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said today that there will be no fight between his brother, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali …


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Philly Boxing’s biggest night

Photos: Chris Toney/Top Rank

(L-R) Middleweight Jesse Hart, undefeated #1 welterweight Mike Jones and top 122lb contender Teon Kennedy pose together during media day in Philadelphia Tuesday for their upcoming feature fights on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs Timothy Bradley championship card, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. Jones takes on former two-time world champion Randall “The Knockout King” Bailey for the vacant IBF welterweight belt, Kennedy will battle WBA super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and Hart, son of Philadelphia Middleweight legend Eugene “Cyclone” Hart will be making his pro debut. More photos…

Photos: Chris Toney/Top Rank (L-R) Middleweight Jesse Hart, undefeated #1 welterweight Mike Jones and top 122lb contender Teon Kennedy pose …




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Molina-Jiminez collide June 16

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten lightweight Carlos Molina will fight Marcos Leonardo Jimenez on Saturday, June 16th, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told Fightnews.com late last week. The card will take place at the Convention Center in Pharr, TX and will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.” Frank Espinoza, who manages Molina, told Fightnews.com last week that Molina was fighting in Corpus Christi, TX. However, Golden Boy Promotions decided to move the fight card to Pharr.

Molina (16-0-1, 7 KOs) will fight one day short of three months, winning a hard-fought 10 round unanimous decision over Angelo Perez on March 17th. It followed perhaps his most impressive perofrmance to date, a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision over Manuel Leyva on December 3rd. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten lightweight Carlos Molina will fight Marcos Leonardo Jimenez on Saturday, June 16th, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker …


UFC

Ticket alert: UFC 147 – Belfort vs. Silva

Brazilian fans will soon be able to purchase tickets for UFC® 147, the historical event at the Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte on Saturday, June 23, featuring the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Brazil® Finale and long-awaited middleweight bout between long-time rivals and current TUF coaches. Tickets go on sale to the public this Thursday, May 24, exclusively on www.ticketsforfun.com.br. (more…)

Brazilian fans will soon be able to purchase tickets for UFC® 147, the historical event at the Mineirinho Arena in …


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Roach: You’ll see the best Pacquiao yet

By Karl Freitag

In an amazing eleven month stretch between December 2008 and November 2009, Manny Pacquiao cemented his legend as one of boxing’s greats with consecutive KO wins over Oscar de la Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. However, since then the “Pacman” has registered four consecutive decision wins. We asked Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach how today’s 33-year-old version of Manny compares to the fighter who was knocking out the division’s best three years ago.

“I believe he’s a better fighter now,” said Roach. “He’s more focused, if the knockout comes it’ll be a bonus, but obviously Bradley’s a tough guy, he’s undefeated, he’ll be a little bit resilient, but I think you’re going to see the best Manny Pacquiao yet.”

Manny himself wasn’t making any promises. “I’m just doing my best in training,” he said. “I’m working hard to give a good fight.”

By Karl Freitag In an amazing eleven month stretch between December 2008 and November 2009, Manny Pacquiao cemented his legend …


Boxing News

Tijuana award ceremony

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

After much pomp and circumstance led by the executive director Juan Carlos Pelayo and boxing commissioner former super welterweight champion Alejandro “Terra” Garcia, the Tijuana Boxing commission held this administration’s 1st Awards dinner at a reception hall in downtown Tijuana. In Mexico, each city has their own boxing commission unlike the United States where boxing is state-regulated. The executive director is an appointed position which usually is a three year term. Pelayo, a lawyer by day, is in his second year along with his board of directors, is in his second year. The ceremony awarded the best of 2011.

Seven-time world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales was named as the Fighter of the Year for capturing his fourth title in as many divisions becoming the first Mexican born fighter to do so. With his July 14th proposed match up versus Juan Manuel Marquez going up in flames, Morales is set to return to the ring this summer. Recently Morales tweeted that he will look for a rematch versus Danny Garcia. Sources close to the righter mentioned that a direct rematch clause was included in the contract for their first match up in late March. No word when the rematch would be scheduled for but Garcia, who suffered a rib injury and a broken nose in their first fight, must first recover from the damage. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon After much pomp and circumstance led by the executive director Juan Carlos Pelayo and …



Boxing News

Cuellar: Oliveira will KO “Popo”

Highly-respected boxing trainer Orlando Cuellar has predicted a knockout victory for his fighter, undefeated prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (17-0, 12 KOs), June 2 against Brazilian living legend and four-time world champion, Acelino “Popo” Freitas(38-2, 32 KOs), at Conrad Punta Del Este and Resort Casino in Uruguay.

The 10-round Freitas-Oliveira main event headlines the “History In The Making” card, presented by MO Productions, airing live on TV Global in Brazil and Uruguay television.

“Not only will Michael expose ‘Popo’ – I know this is a bold statement – but he will stop him,” a confident Cuellar predicted. “This is a great opportunity for Michael on a grand stage. ‘Popo’ won’t finish this fight on his feet. (more…)

Highly-respected boxing trainer Orlando Cuellar has predicted a knockout victory for his fighter, undefeated prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira …


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Arroyo twins featured on Telefutura

In another chapter of the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing war, prospects McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo will face Felipe Rivas and Miguel Tamayo headlining another edition of the Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo Tecate, to be held at the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, on June 9, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation.

The main event will present the 2009 Amateur World Champion, McWilliams Arroyo (11-1, 10 KOs), facing dangerous Rivas (12-10-1, 7 KOs), who was defeated in a split decision by former two time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon on October, 2011, and has knocked out his last three opponents. McWilliams is the WBO Latino flyweight champion after beat veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado last March 10. The Puerto Rican prospect is ranked #13 by the WBO in the flyweight division. This fight is scheduled to 10 rounds in the flyweights.

His twin brother, McJoe Arroyo (10-0, 5 KOs), Amateur World Championships bronze medalist in 2007, will make his second fight this year when he faces Tamayo (12-3-1, 11 KOs) in a super flyweight bout scheduled for six rounds.

In another chapter of the Puerto Rico vs. Mexico boxing war, prospects McWilliams and McJoe Arroyo will face Felipe Rivas …


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Martin Murray returns June 16

Former middleweight title challenger Martin Murray will face French middleweight champion Karim Achour next month. They will meet on Hatton Promotions ‘Road To Glory’ bill at Manchester Velodrome on June 16. The bill also includes the vacant WBA interim world super-bantamweight title fight between Bury’s Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe. Unbeaten British champion Murray drew against WBA super champion Felix Sturm last year and is patiently waiting for another world title challenge. But 25-year-old Achour has won 13 of his 15 fights will provide stern opposition for Murray who is ranked in the top five by the WBA, WBC and WBO.

Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton said: “Martin is being patient, but I am certain we will deliver another major fight later this year. In the meantime it is all about keeping him busy and winning against decent opposition. Since the Sturm fight a match against WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr fell through, but he got over that by getting straight back into the gym. (more…)

Former middleweight title challenger Martin Murray will face French middleweight champion Karim Achour next month. They will meet on Hatton …


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Presser called to announce Ortiz-Lopez

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez will make it official on Wednesday at a press conference in Los Angeles that Ortiz will fight Lopez June 23 at Staples Center. Lopez is moving up to welterweight from the 140lb division to replace Andre Berto, who tested positive for a banned substance. Lopez (29-4, 17 KOs), who lost his last fight against Jesse Vargas by split decision last September, is an all action fighter who has fought on ShoBox several times. Heavyweight Chris Arreola has also been added to the card. The co-feature is an interesting jr welterweight ten-rounder between former world champion Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse.

“Vicious” Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez will make it official on Wednesday at a press conference in Los Angeles that …



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Haye, Booth: We never turned down Klitschko fight

Former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has reiterated that the prospect of a fight against current WBC kingpin Vitali Klitschko is one of the sole reasons he decided to return to the ring in 2012. The 31-year-old meets fellow Londoner Dereck Chisora on July 14 at Upton Park, but admits a clash against Klitschko remains his ultimate goal, despite recent claims he turned down a fight with the Ukrainian two weeks ago. “It makes absolutely no sense for me to turn down a fight I desperately want,” said Haye. “Remember, the whole idea behind going ahead with this Chisora fight was that a victory may then lead to a fight with Vitali Klitschko. That was my plan, my reason for returning to the ring. I want to fight on July 14 and then again in September, and have been telling people this for months now.” (more…)

Former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has reiterated that the prospect of a fight against current …


UFC

Vegas prepares for Edson Barboza

It may be cruel to point out, especially if you’re on the receiving end, but when it comes to knockouts, the ones produced by a kick to the head are always a lot more spectacular. But then came Edson Barboza’s spinning head kick finish of Terry Etim at UFC 142 in January, and the bar was set even higher, as he delivered a move that required speed, power, agility, technique, and timing, all at the same time. If you’re a fan of the art part of mixed martial arts, you could not help but be impressed . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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Roy Jones Jr to fight Dawid Kostecki in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Ring legend Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KOs), a former four-division world champion, will fight WBC #4 ranked light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-1, 25 KOs) in Poland on June 30.

“Roy was always my idol, the only fighter I loved to watch. But it was then, now is my time to beat my hero and take his place,” said Kostecki, who lost his only professional fight 6 years ago. “Roy is coming to my country and I will be a great host but that will change the moment we step into the ring!”

Roy has his own ideas…

Are you ready for your trip to Poland?

RJJ: Absolutely – ready and pumped for Wednesday’s press conference. I am flying into Warsaw Wednesday at 10 in the morning, flying from Chicago, so it will be like flying from one Polish city to another (laughing). No, seriously – I’m really looking forward to seeing Poland now. I am only staying a short time now ‘cause I’m training harder than ever. I’ll have more time when I come back for the fight on June 30. I know how proud a nation Poland is and how hard the Poles are working to make a living. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Ring legend Roy Jones Junior (55-8, 40 KOs), a former four-division world champion, will fight WBC #4 …


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Junior retain WBO Aspac title

By Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian prospect Isaack Junior (20-1-2, 8 KOs) survived the aggression of the Filipino slugger Jecker Buhawe (13-7-3, 8 KOs) to retain his WBO Aspac super flyweight title on Sunday in Palangkaraya City, Indonesia. Buhawe started as an extra aggressive puncher from the first round, but the slick Junior anticipated it with a counter attack strategy. Buhawe cornered Junior in the middle of the last round, but the fight was stopped by referee due to the head butt causing a cut on the challenger’s right eyelid. Junior is currently rated #3 in the super flyweight division by the WBO, and he’s projected to be the next Indonesian world champion.

By Jeff Pamungkas Indonesian prospect Isaack Junior (20-1-2, 8 KOs) survived the aggression of the Filipino slugger Jecker Buhawe (13-7-3, …



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“Knockout Night” in Baja California

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In a very interesting super middleweight bout this Saturday, former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (40-13, 23 KOs) will take on former hot prospect and KO artist Julio Cesar “Baby Face” Garcia (45-5, 38 KOs) in a ten-rounder at the Gimnasio Auditorio Jorge Campos in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Promociones del Pueblo card is billed as “Night of Knockouts” and will broadcast on Cadena 3 in Mexico.

In other action, undefeated featherweight and 2011 Golden Belt champion Juan Jose “Venado” Perez (12-0, 2 KOs) takes on Manuel Amador (4-1, 2 KOs) and bantamweight Edgar “Lic” Monárrez (13-1, 9 KOs) faces Alberto “Mulatto” Ruiz (6-1, 2 KOs) in a fight scheduled for eight rounds.

By Gabriel F. Cordero In a very interesting super middleweight bout this Saturday, former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” …


UFC

Tickets on sale this week for Munoz vs. Weidman

Middleweights Munoz and Weidman Battle In San Jose – Tickets On Sale This Week: The UFC returns to the HP Pavilion in San Jose on Wednesday, July 11th with a battle between 185-pound contenders as Mark Munoz faces off against Chris Weidman! Plus, light heavyweight brawlers James Te Huna and Brandon Vera collide, and Jon Fitch goes toe-to-toe with Aaron Simpson! UFC Fight Club presale starts Tuesday, May 22 at 10am PT, join today for first access to tickets

The Heavyweights Take Over This Saturday Night At UFC 146: It’s the biggest night the heavyweight division has ever seen! In the main event, former heavyweight champion Frank Mir looks to regain the title from current champ Junior dos Santos! Plus, Cain Velasquez returns to battle Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Roy Nelson faces Dave Herman – UFC 146 Presented by Bud Light, this Saturday night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT live on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

Subscribe to UFC Magazine Today: Look for the new issue on newsstands, featuring covers with Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber

Tickets On Sale Now For UFC Fan Expo This July In Las Vegas: UFC Fan Expo returns to Las Vegas July 6-7 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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Unbeaten Price weighs options

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price is now eyeing either a summer clash in the United States or a British title defense on home soil after his fourth round stoppage of Sam Sexton to lift the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles on Saturday night. The Olympic bronze medalist Price and his team will meet this week to discuss potential opponents over the coming months. Promoter Frank Maloney stated, “There are some credible British opponents who would be decent opposition and there has been interest from America for a while. Whatever decision is made will be in David’s best interests and nobody else. People might have dismissed David’s comment when he said he could become world heavyweight champion by his 20th fight. That doesn’t look a bad prediction now. He could most probably earn his chance quickly, but it is about becoming world champion and having a long reign.”

Unbeaten 6’8 heavyweight David Price is now eyeing either a summer clash in the United States or a British title …


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Chisora picks up Luxembourg boxing license

Dereck Chisora today (Monday 21 May) collected his Luxembourg Boxing Federation license in Luxembourg ahead of his fight with David Haye. Chisora will take on Haye for the WBO International and WBA Intercontinental heavyweight titles on Saturday 14th July at West Ham United FC which is being sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation. Chisora was presented with his license at a packed press conference where afterwards Chisora, 28, said, “I had plenty of opportunities to be licensed by other countries, but I chose Luxembourg because they were very respectful towards me, very accommodating and friendly people and I look forward to making them proud.” (more…)

Dereck Chisora today (Monday 21 May) collected his Luxembourg Boxing Federation license in Luxembourg ahead of his fight with David …


UFC

At 33, Duane Ludwig is just warming up

Duane “Bang” Ludwig is just like you, with one exception: he’s a world renowned kickboxer and mixed martial artist.

The Denver, Colorado native is a husband, a father, a small business owner (303 Training Center in Westminster, CO), and simply a guy who wants to own a house. On the other hand, he is also the proud owner of the fastest knockout in UFC history, but that title nor the litany of Muay Thai belts that he refers to as “closet stuffers” have not altered the down-to-Earth individual he is outside of the cage, regardless of how popular he is in it. . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

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Duane “Bang” Ludwig is just like you, with one exception: he’s a world renowned kickboxer and mixed martial artist. The …


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New foe for Rico Ramos

By Francisco Salazar

Former world title holder and super bantamweight contender Rico Ramos will now face unbeaten Efrain Esquivias on June 23rd, Thompson Boxing Promotions General Manager Alex Camponovo told Fightnews.com Monday morning. The bout, which is being promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, will still take place at the Sportsman’s Lodge in Studio City, CA and will be televised on Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo.”

Ramos was originally going to fight unbeaten Jhonatan Romero in a scheduled 10 round bout. However, Romero suffered a fracture to his left thumb in the second round of his last fight against Adolfo Landeros on May 11th. Unaware of the injury, Romero continued fighting and won a one-sided eight round decision over the Mexican journeyman.

“We thought that it was just swelling (after the fight), but then we were notified that it was a fracture,” said Camponovo, who also serves as Thompson Boxing Promotions’ matchmaker. “He (Romero) will be out for about six weeks. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Former world title holder and super bantamweight contender Rico Ramos will now face unbeaten Efrain Esquivias on …


Boxing News

Cano, Thompson headline in Cancun

Two of Mexico’s rising stars will be in the spotlight at The Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday, May 26 when Tlanepantla’s Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) faces Colombia’s Fidel Monterrosa (29-5, 23 KOs) and Cancun’s Sergio Thompson (22-2, 20 KOs) squares off against Argentina’s Juan Ramon Solis (17-5, 6 KOs) in co-headlining bouts to be broadcast on Televisa’s “Sabados De Corona” in Mexico and on FOX Deportes in the United States.

Also in action for fans on site in Cancun will be some of Golden Boy Promotions’ top prospects, as Deontay Wilder, Francisco Vargas and Jamie Kavanagh put their unbeaten records on the line in Mexico. (more…)

Two of Mexico’s rising stars will be in the spotlight at The Grand Oasis Cancun in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico …


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Balzsay-Magee headed to Northern Ireland

A purse bid was held today at WBA headquarters in Panama for the mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight champion Karoly Balzsay (25-2, 18 KOs) and interim titlist Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs). The Magee camp won the right to promote the fight with a bid of $287,700, outbidding Balszay promoter Universum by $20,000.

Universum chief Kluch Waldemar, who himself traveled to Panama, is confident that Balzsay will retain his title regardless where the fight is held. “This purse bid is certainly not a defeat for us. Without TV network backing, you have to make economically sensible bids. I am sure that Balzsay will be perfectly prepared to fight and he’ll bring the belt back home,”said Kluch. The fight will be held on either July 7 or July 14 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

A purse bid was held today at WBA headquarters in Panama for the mandatory fight between WBA super middleweight champion …


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Anatomy of a slugfest

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Carlos Suarez Jr./ fightimages.com

Boxing fans are generally willing to pay top dollar prospecting for the real-time drama of a full-blown battle royale along the lines of Gatti-Ward or Marquez-Vazquez; yet so rarely do these gems materialize. However, this past Friday night in Hollywood Florida, fans witnessed two hard-as-diamond warriors push themselves and each other past rarefied thresholds of endurance and pain.

Appearing on the undercard of Acquinity Sports’ “D Day II: Dominican Domination” card were two non-Dominican fighters with a score to settle. On paper, the 10-round contest between 40-year old former WBA interim light heavyweight world champion Richard “The Destroyer” Hall (30-10, 28 KOs) of Jamaica and 33-year old Cuban former cruiserweight Humberto “El Don” Savigne (9-1, 7 KOs) bore the familiar markings of a gatekeeper’s test for the former Cuban Olympian.

In the ring the matchup proved to be an absolute war. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photo: Carlos Suarez Jr./ fightimages.com Boxing fans are generally willing to pay top dollar prospecting for the …


Boxing News

Chavez-Paez II in the works?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has revealed to Fightnews.com the possibility that Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs), son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez, could have a rematch with Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (31-4-1, 19 KOs), son of legendary Jorge “Maromero” Paez, on July 7 at a venue to determined. Culiacan and Mexicali are under consideration. Chavez is currently training with Manuel “Cochul” Montiel at the Montiel Gym in Los Mochis, Sinaloa but could travel to the mountains of the Mexico State to Temoaya or Otomi Ceremonial Center for several weeks of high altitude training. Paez Jr. handed Chavez his only loss via majority decision last December.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has revealed to Fightnews.com the possibility that Omar “Businessman” Chavez (28-1-1, 21 KOs), son …


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GCP inks Eric Fields

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has signed of cruiserweight prospect Eric “Danger” Fields (20-1, 15 KOs) to a promotional agreement. 29-year-old Fields is a native of Ardmore, Oklahoma, rated #15 by the World Boxing Association. He was the 2005 and 2006 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight champion. His first fight under the GCP banner is expected to be announced soon.

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions has signed of cruiserweight prospect Eric “Danger” Fields (20-1, 15 KOs) to a promotional …


Boxing News

Late results from Long Island

Judges weren’t involved an any of the final outcomes this past Thursday (May 17) night as all seven fights ended in stoppages on the “Bombs Away In Long Island” professional boxing card, presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions in association with Winner Take All Productions, at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, New York. In the main event, cruiserweight Joe “The Irish Bomber” Smith (10-1, 10 KOs) dropped a few bombs early, decking James Henson (5-9, 2 KOs) twice en route to a win by first-round technical knockout (1:14). (more…)

Judges weren’t involved an any of the final outcomes this past Thursday (May 17) night as all seven fights ended …


UFC

Stipe Micocic: One Win at a Time

There is something magnetic about the heavyweight division.

No matter how much talent resides in the lighter weight classes or how frequently the mighty mites of the sport put on incredible displays of technique and conditioning bouncing around the cage and punching each other in the face non-stop for 15 minutes, there is still something uniquely enticing about seeing a pair of heavyweights staring each other down across the cage . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com

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There is something magnetic about the heavyweight division. No matter how much talent resides in the lighter weight classes or …


Boxing News

Froch: Bute is going to get beat

By Karl Freitag

Former world champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) gives unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucuan Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) credit for traveling to hostile territory to face him in his hometown of Nottingham on Saturday, but also vows that Bute will be going home with his first loss. “I promise that I’m going to beat Bute,” Froch said last week during a conference call with reporters. “He’s coming over here. He’s going to get beat. I’m going to be IBF champ. I’m going to do everything I can to make sure I win that belt.”

As for Bute coming to face Froch in Froch’s own backyard, ‘The Cobra’ stated, “I think he’s had to do that now. He’s been in the position to make ten title defenses and I think they’ve all been in Canada or North America. So, he’s never really traveled away. I think he fought in Romania early on in his career, but he’s never been on the road and defended his title like champions are supposed to do….and let’s not forget he’s got the rematch clause in the back of his mind, what it might be, might not be. I don’t know well enough to say what he’s thinking. But he’s probably got the comfort of the safety net of knowing that if he gets beat he’s got the rematch back in his hometown Montreal.”

By Karl Freitag Former world champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) gives unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucuan …


Boxing News

Nick Casal Speaks

Niagara Falls native and junior welterweight contender Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) has been global news since word of a brutal attack on him was initially reported on Fightnews.com about week and half ago. To help clear up tons of speculation throughout the media on the incident, Casal gave an exclusive one on one interview to Fightnews.

Nick first of all how are you feeling?

I´m feeling good and looking forward to when I can start training again. My wounds are healing really well.

What are the extent to the injuries that you suffered?

I have over 100 stitches/staples in my head but I am scheduled to have them removed within the next few days. (more…)

Niagara Falls native and junior welterweight contender Nick Casal (22-4-1, 17 KOs) has been global news since word of a …


Boxing News

Majewski-Fitzpatrick meet July 7

Two middleweight warriors with similar aggressive styles collide when Partick Majewski (18-1, 12 KOs) and Chris Fitzpatrick (15-1-1, 6 KOs) meet in a scheduled 10-round contest for the vacant NABF middleweight championship on July 7 at Bally’s Atlantic City. In the co-feature, lightweight Osnel Charles, a stable-mate of Majewski’s, will try to rebound from his April 14 loss to Derrick Finley when he returns in a six-round contest. Tickets are priced at $50 and $75. Call 215-765-0922. The card is being promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions.

Two middleweight warriors with similar aggressive styles collide when Partick Majewski (18-1, 12 KOs) and Chris Fitzpatrick (15-1-1, 6 KOs) …


Boxing Result

Results from Peru

On Saturday night at Sampson Boxing’s WBA KO Drugs event at Coliseo Miguel Grau in Callao, Peru, a packed house watched hometown hero Kina Malpartida (14-3, 4 KOs) successfully defend her WBA female super featherweight title with a TKO 6 over Thailand’s Sriphrae Nongkipahuyuth.

Other Results:
Jonathan Maicelo WUD 9 Fernando Angulo
WBA Fedecentro Lightweight Title
Mauricio Reynoso KO 1 Job Roberto Joel Mazeo
WBA Fedebol Super Middleweight Title
Yoandris Salinas TKO 6 Imer Velasquez
WBA Fedebol Super Bantamweight Title

On Saturday night at Sampson Boxing’s WBA KO Drugs event at Coliseo Miguel Grau in Callao, Peru, a packed house …


Boxing News

Full Report: Kiattaweesuk-Sinyabi

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thailand 122 pounder Thangthong Kiattaweesuk (24-0, 17 KOs) became the IBF mandatory contender when he stopped rangy Macbute Sinyabi (18-2, 18 KOs) in ten rounds at the City Hall Ground, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand on Friday. Kiattaweesuk boxing from the southpaw stance proved too skillful for the big punching South African who had difficulty connecting on the elusive Thai who scored consistently with power shots to the head and body. In round two a left hand bomb dropped Sinyabi who never seemed to recover. Kiattaweesuk dropped Sinyabi again in round six and at 2:32 of round ten referee Gerard White crowned the Thai when the South African was down again. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang Thailand 122 pounder Thangthong Kiattaweesuk (24-0, 17 KOs) became the …


Boxing News

Kessler back in the mix

“This was a great victory for me,” said Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) after his fourth round knockout of Allan Green (31-4, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in Copenhagen. “I had to get rid of the ring rust in the first round. But once I got going, everything went according to plan. I am glad I could give my fans a spectacular victory. Their support was fantastic.”

Trainer Jimmy Montoya added, “Mikkel has always had a lot of power in both hands. He prepared Green well to the body. He opened him up and then he caught him. And that was not a lucky punch.”

Promoter Kalle Sauerland stated, “This KO – and the way he set it up by hitting Green with body shots – showed that Mikkel is still at the very top of the sport. I said before he needs to win and he needs to impress and today he delivered in impressive fashion. The people of Denmark can be very proud of their Viking Warrior. He has great fights coming up now.”

It was Kessler’s second fight since pulling out of the Super Six tournament due to double vision in August 2010. He returned in June 2011 to stop Mehdi Bouadla. He then suffered a hand injury that scuttled a fight with WBO champ Robert Stieglitz, before his spectacular return against Green.

“This was a great victory for me,” said Mikkel Kessler (45-2, 34 KOs) after his fourth round knockout of Allan …










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