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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Boxing Result

Migaki keeps OPBF 135lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#6/WBA#7 lightweight Ryuji Migaki (17-2, 13 KOs), 134.5, Japan, barely kept his OPBF 135-pound belt as he put on a see-saw extravaganza with OPBF#3 compatriot Shoji Kawase (27-4-5, 17 KOs), 134.5, and finally knocked him out with a smashing left-right combination at 2:31 of the tenth round in a scheduled twelve-rounder on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a gory affair as each sustained bad lacerations around the optics caused by the other’s furious attack. The OPBF open scoring system indicated the process on almost even terms: 38-38, 39-38 and 38-39 after the fourth; 77-76, 77-75 both for the defending champ Migaki, and 76-77 for Kawase after the eighth. Kawase threw more punches with less precision, while Migaki scored with a fewer but more accurate combinations to weaken the game challenger. The fatal tenth witnessed Migaki explode a solid one-two combo to the button of the taller Kawase, who fell down not to be able to beat the count of the referee Vinny Martin. (more…)



July 2nd, 2011



Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye officials named

Referee: Genaro Rodriguez, USA

Judges: Michael Pernick, USA; Adelaide Byrd, USA; Stanley Christodoulou, South Africa



July 2nd, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC prelims on Facebook!

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Cruz stops Carrasquillo

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Friday night before a near sellout crowd at the inaugural card at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA , undefeated welterweight sensation Ronald Cruz (13-0, 10KO’s) made his hometown debut a successful one, scoring a sixth round stoppage of dangerous veteran Doel Carrasquillo (16-18-1, 14KO’s)of Reading PA in the ten round main event of the evening. The six bout undercard promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, featured a crossroads fight between a pair of lightweights as Eliud Torres 5-2-3, 2KO’s and Bryne Green (6-4-1, 3KO’s, which ended in a split decision draw. (more…)



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Garcia halts Takenaka in 2

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Lightweight Javier Garcia returned from an almost-three year absence from the ring on Friday night at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA, stopping Takeshi Takenaka in the second round of a scheduled four round bout. Garcia (4-2-1, 4 KO’s) stunned Takenaka, who was making his professional debut, in the first round and hurt him again in the second. Garcia landed a barrage of punches, overwhelming the gutsy Takenaka, prompting referee Jack Reiss to intervene, stopping the bout. Garcia is the nephew of former world champion Robert Garcia. (more…)



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Evans headlines in Philly

On Friday night July 8th at The New Palladium in Philadelphia, “Salute to Philly Boxers” will present its inaugural boxing card which will feature local talent and will be headlined by undefeated featherweight Coy “Pretty Boy “Evans (10-0-1, 2 KOs). Evans’ opponent will be announced shortly. The New Palladium is located at 229 West Allegheny Ave.



July 2nd, 2011

UFC

UFC 132 at the scales

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 132 card, airing live on Pay-Per-View from at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 132 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 6:15 pm ET / 3:15 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Dominick Cruz 134 vs. Urijah Faber 135

PPV
Chris Leben 185 vs.Wanderlei Silva 186
Ryan Bader 205vs.Tito Ortiz 205
Dong Hyun Kim (71 vs.Carlos Condit 170
Matt Wiman 156 vs.Dennis Siver 156

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Shane Roller 155 vs.Melvin Guillard 155
Rafael Dos Anjos 155 vs.George Sotiropoulos 156

FACEBOOK FIGHTS
Takeya Mizugaki 136 vs.Brian Bowles 135
Aaron Simpson 185 vs.Brad Tavares 186
Andre Winner 155 vs.Anthony Njokuani 156
Jeff Hougland 135 vs.Donny Walker 135

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Gomez halts Proctor

Unbeaten junior welterweight Frankie Gomez (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of Khadaphi Proctor (7-6-1, 0 KOs) on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The faster and more accurate Gomez scored a knockdown in round three and got the referee’s stop the following round. Time was 2:25.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) scores an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alexis Santiago (7-1-1, 2 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

Unbeaten junior welterweight standout Antonio Orozco (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over Joshua Beeman (4-10-2, 2 KOs).



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Lujan KOs Melligen in 9th

WBC #6, WBA #5, IBF #5 welterweight Sebastian Lujan (38-5-2, 24 KOs) broke down and knocked out hot prospect Mark Melligen (21-3, 14 KOs) in round nine on Friday night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. The two-time world title challenger Lujan brutalized Melligen, dropping him in rounds six, seven and eight. Lujan finished Melligen with a fourth knockdown in round nine. Time was :45.

Unbeaten lightweight Mickey Bey (17-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a nice for4th round KO over Alejandro Rodriguez (12-4, 6 KOs). A big right hand sent Rodriguez to the deck. He struggled to his feet, but then collapsed again. Time was 2:10.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Lyell whallops Walker

Former IBF and WBC Silver middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (24-9) made his hometown return a successful one. Using superior skills and effective counter punching, Lyell outpointed Chicago veteran Michael Walker (19-9) over six rounds Friday at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Scores were 60-54 on all cards.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Arroyo crushes Trejo

Photos: PRBBP/José Perez

Former Olympian flyweight prospect McWilliams Arroyo (8-1, 5 KOs) make quick work of three-time world title challenger Lorenzo Trejo (28-22, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Tomas Dones Coliseum in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Arroyo dropped Trejo twice in round two and Trejo stayed on the deck after the second knockdown. Time was 1:11. Arroyo was originally slated to face Shawn Nichol (5-5, 5 KOs) .

6’6 heavyweight Carlos Negrón (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Reggie Peña (6-8, 1 KO). Negron won by TKO at 2:36 of the second round when Peña didn’t want to continue.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Camilo Pérez (4-0, 3 KOs) outscored Eduardo Meléndez (4-9, 1 KOs) over four. Perez dropped Melendez in round three and won by unanimous decision when judges voted 40-35, 40-35 and 39-36. Click here for more photos…



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Marquez, Dapudong make weight

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Hernan “Tyson” Marquez 112 vs Edrin Dapudong 112
(WBA flyweight champion)

Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples (CUM), Hermosillo, MX
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: FOX Deportes

The referee is Raul Caiz. Judges are Ricardo Duncan, Rafael Carabano and Octavio Rodriguez. WBA Supervisor: Guy Jutras

Click here for more photos…



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Sosa, Paz make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Edgar Sosa 109.7 vs. Julio Paz 109.7
WBC International Flyweight Title
Giovanni Caro 120 vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka 121
WBC International Super Bantamweight Title
Esmeralda Moreno 106 vs. Mary Salinas 106.7
WBC female light flyweight title
Cristian Esquivel 119 vs. Jovanny Soto 119
Carlos Zárate Jr. 134.2 vs. Adrián Rodríguez 134.2
Venue: Plaza De Toros El Paseo, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala-Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia
TV: Televisa
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July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez living his dream

About ten years ago, 11-year-old Hernan Marquez and his father Reynaldo, took the bus from Empalme, Sonora to Hermosillo, Sonora, to see one of their own in a championship bout at the Multi Use Center in Hermosillo. It was June 16,. 2001 and Jose Luis Castillo of Empalme was making the third defense of WBC lightweight title against Sung Hu Yuh during his first reign as a lightweight world champion. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Announcement

Veteran ref Terry Smith passes

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Terry Smith, former attorney and Sacramento boxing referee who officated several world title fights in the U.S. and abroad, has died. A native of England, Smith succumbed after a long illness Wednesday at age 76. He began his ring career as an amateur boxer, winning a 156-pound national title in 1959 for Sacramento State when boxing was an intercollegiate sport. In 1960, he was an alternate on a then Cassius Clay-led U.S. Olympic team but never saw action and then had a brief pro career. An attorney for the Sacramento District Attorney’s office, Smith was highly-respected by peers as a referee and judge, but his expertise was tested in a 1987 fight in Sacramento. He braved an angry crowd after disqualifying hometown favorite Tony Lopez for throwing an extra punch after flattening an opponent. To his credit, Lopez never held a grudge and won the rematch by knockout en route to a world junior-lightweight title. “Terry made the right call against Tony but, gosh, that took guts,” said friend and fellow ref Jon Schorle, who was tutored by Smith. Private services are planned.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Soto gives up WBC 135lb title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Humberto Soto has decided to give up the WBC lightweight world title and move up to the super lightweight in search of another world title. Soto, who defended last Saturday against Motoki Sasaki, has sent official notication to the World Boxing Council, announcing his decision to leave the division and thanking the WBC for the opportunities in his career. One source indicates that Soto could take a 10 rounder in September followed by a possible title fight. He has also been advised that the future current WBC world champion Timothy Bradley is uncertain.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Cruz ready for revenge

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Story by Andreas Hale

It’s about redemption, respect and revenge for UFC bantamweight champion Dominck Cruz when he defends his title against arch nemesis Urijah Faber at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye weigh-in



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Monterrey

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Arely Muciño (Mexico) 111.75 vs Soledad Macedo (Uruguay) 111.75
IBF flyweight world title

Yessica Chávez (Mexico) 107.80 vs Mayerli Altamar (Colombia) 105.75
IBF light flyweight world title

Katia Gutiérrez (Mexico) 104.75 vs Ana Arrazola (Mexico) 104.75
IBF miniumweight world title

Venue: Gimnasio Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Promoter: HG Boxing
TV: Televisa

Click here for more photos…



July 1st, 2011

Column

South Africa Fight Scene

By Ron Jackson

After three previous losing efforts in a challenge for a South African title, veteran Gideon Buthelezi won the vacant South African middleweight title in a closely fought split decision contest against Malibongwe Ndzube in KwaMashu, KwaZulu/Natal recently.
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It has been reported that Boxing South Africa is bankrupt. Executive board member Sakhiwo Sodo revealed the state of the controlling body’s finances at a recent function in East London. Sodo was reported as saying that BSA’s estimated debt to the South African Revenue Service is in the region of eight million rand.
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Xola Sifama makes the second defence of his South African flyweight title when he meets the mandatory challenger Doctor Ntsele on Sunday at the Orient Theatre in East London. The 30-year-old Sifama 9-2-1; 6 from Mdantsane has had a rather stop-start career before winning the vacant national crown in April last year when he knocked out Anele Makwhelo in the sixth round. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Vargas headlines in Primm

After events in April and May, Golden Boy Promotions returns to Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. on Friday, July 8. Unbeaten local hero Jessie Vargas (15-0, 8 KOs) steps into the ring to face veteran Walter Estrada (39-14-1, 25 KOs) in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” telecast. In the co-feature, unbeaten Southern California junior middleweights Alfonso Blanco (5-0, 2 KOs) and Cleveland H. Ishe (3-0, 1 KO) meet in a six-rounder.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

DiBella inks Alcine

DiBella Entertainment has added former WBA junior middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs) to its stable of fighters. Alcine, 35, is a Haitian-born Canadian who employs a very technical style of boxing but in a crowd-pleasing way. After an extended layoff, Alcine is ready to return to the ring. His next bout is not yet scheduled.



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Barros, Caballero make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA world featherweight champion Jonathan Barros made 123.75 pounds while former WBA/IBF world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero made ​​126 for Saturday’s fight to be held at the Polideportivo La Colonia, in Junin, Mendoza, Argentina. The battle between Barros and Caballero was scheduled for June 18 but had to be postponed, because the Panamanian boxer was unable to travel to Argentina due to the suspension of flights by volcanic ash from the volcano Puyehue. The referee of the bout will be Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico, while judges will be Raul Caiz (USA), Cesar Ramos (Puerto Rico) and Denny Nelson (USA). The supervisor will be Alberto Sarmiento (Venezuela).



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Pongsaklek retains WBC belt

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: WBC

WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand kept his world title again the brave Japanese contender Takuya Kogawa on Friday in Hatyai, Thailand. It was an explosive battle of 12 rounds, in which the more experienced Pongsaklek did everything he needed to win the bout. Takuya was faster and with better technique at a distance, but veteran champion worked better when counter attacking and taking advantage of the mistakes of his rival, landing more demolishing left hooks. The official scores were: Stephen Blea (USA) 118-110; Jae Bon Kim (Korea) 116-112 and F. Marty, (Switzerland) 117-111, all in favor of the still champion of the world Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. After this battle Pongsaklek will wait for the former WBC Lt flyweight World Champion and current WBC International Flyweight champion Edgar Sosa, who will fight this Saturday in Mexico.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

A. Cotto to fight Cruz

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

As part of the Vélez vs. Valcárcel “Electrifying” promotion that Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment will present on Friday, July 15th at the Cosme Beitía Coliseum in Cataño, Puerto Rico, undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (10-0, 5 KOs), the 2010 Rookie of the Year, will fight the power puncher Eric Cruz (11-7-3, 11 KOs) in an 8 round bout for the WBC lightweight FECARBOX title. “We know Eric Cruz well; we know that he is a hard puncher but we have concentrated in his style and have a fantastic strategy for a great victory on July 15th. This is another step in my career; fighting for the WBC FECARBOX title gives me extra motivation in the gym. I know that by winning this fight, I will be closer to my goal to become a world champion”, Abner Cotto said. For more information of “Electrifying” please visit www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com. Tickets are available in www.tcpr.com or by phone calling (787)792-5000. Prices $50,$25 and $15.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-in today!

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Reunion of SA boxing legends

By Ron Jackson

The fascination of old fighters continues long after they have retired because real boxing fans get to feel the punches and never forget their heroes. Sadly in South Africa we tend to forget our fighters from the past, but the East Rand Veterans Association, the newly formed Soweto Veterans Association, African Ring, Golden Gloves and Emperors Palace have joined hands to create awareness of the association of ex-fighters when a special function will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park to honour the greats from the past.

Among the old fighters who will be in attendance are Anthony Morodi, Kid Borias, Thomas Sithebe, Jan Bergman, Gerald Isaac, Alfred Buqwana, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Dingaan Thobela, Sugarboy Malinga, Jimmy Abbott, Piet Crous, Freddie Rafferty, Brian Mitchell, Gerrie de Bruyn, Johnny Wood, Spider Kelly, Jan Kies, Jimmy Richards, Harold Volbrecht, Kosie Smith and many more. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Magdaleno-Perez Preview

ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, July 15, live on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with exactly the type of doubleheader that has typified the popular, well-respected boxing series since its inception on July 21, 2001: Young, promising boxers in their toughest fights. In the Top Rank-promoted main event at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, local favorite and world-ranked southpaw, Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 7 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Los Angeles, will become the 84th boxer in ShoBox history to enter the ring undefeated when he defends his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) junior lightweight title against Alejandro “Alacran’’ Perez (15-2-1, 10 KOs), of Salinas, Calif.

The co-feature will match 130-pounders Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (13-0), of Austin, Tex., against Joselito Collado (12-0, 3 KOs), a Dominican fighting out of Queens, N.Y. The eight-round match will mark the 52nd time unbeaten boxers have been matched against each on ShoBox. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Cayo-Peterson confirmed

Due to injuries suffered in a car accident involving former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, the lineup for the July 29 “Fight Night at The Cosmopolitan” event at the Chelsea Ballroom has changed. The Casamayor vs. Jorge Teron match-up has been cancelled. In its place, will be a 12-round IBF Super Lightweight Elimination bout between once-beaten IBF #3-rated Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (20-1, 18 KOs) and IBF #4-ranked Lamont Peterson (24-1-1, 14 KOs). They will be fighting for the #1 world ranking and the right to face the winner of July 23 bout between current IBF king Zab Judah and WBA champion Amir Khan.

The 10-round light heavyweight showdown between Edison “Pantera” Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs) and Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) will remain on the card.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Ortiz: Nothing left to prove

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

With the most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in the history of the UFC, the former champ’s place in the history books is solidified. In spite of his accomplishments, Ortiz (15-8-1) sounds a lot like he’s going into his first bout this Saturday at UFC 132 . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011




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