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

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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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.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

By Dwjuan Frazier and Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist and new WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion, Claressa Shields ...

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

Ward-Kovalev undercard results

By David Robinett and Miguel Maravilla at ringside WBA Interim Light Heavyweight titlist Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to bolster his credentials ...

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Boxing Result

Escobedo defeats Ruiz

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

WBO #1 super featherweight Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Juan Ruiz (23-10, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Woodland Community Center in Woodland, California. Game effort by Ruiz who crowded Escobedo and made him fight every second of every round for the first half of the fight. Escobedo rocked Ruiz with some big shots in round six and was increasingly dominant after that. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

Escobedo’s NABO belt was not at stake as the 2004 United States Olympian extended his current winning streak to four and kept his title hopes alive for a summer clash against WBO junior lightweight world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner. (more…)

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee WBO #1 super featherweight Vicente “Chente” Escobedo (26-3, 15 KOs) pounded out a ten round …


Boxing Result

Sanchez II wins, Gonzalez next

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez

WBC Cabofe featherweight belt holder Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan “Pinocchio” Beltran (27-20-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Presidente Intercontinental in Mexico City. The win sets up a July showdown with WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, who was watching from ringside.

In other action, WBC female flyweight champion Mariana Juarez (34-5-3, 16 KOs) took a ten round split decision over Arely Muciño (15-2-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 96-91, 98-90 for Juarez, 95-94 for Muciño.

Also, in a bout for the WBC silver lightweight belt, unbeaten KO artist Abdiel Ramirez (14-0, 13 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Saul Carreon (19-5-1, 12 KOs).

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By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez WBC Cabofe featherweight belt holder Salvador Sanchez II (30-4-3, 18 …



Boxing Result

Viloria stops Romero in revenge match

WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over arch nemesis Omar Nino Romero (31-5-2, 13 KOs) on Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines. It was both revenge and redemption for Viloria, who had stated this bout is personal after going 0-1-1 in two previous bouts with Romero. Viloria rocked Romero in round four and continued the assault in round five. Romero was deducted a point for a low blow in round five. Viloria staggered Romero in round nine and Romero’s corner jumped into the ring just as referee Michael Ortega waved it off. Time was 2:07. (more…)

WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria (31-3, 18 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over arch nemesis Omar Nino Romero (31-5-2, …


Boxing Result

Duenas destroys Hughes

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Since tasting defeat in his professional debut three and a half years ago, welterweight Ricky Duenas has run off 10 straight victories in a row. Make that 11 in a row on Saturday night. Welterweight Ricky Duenas stopped Lawrence Hughes in the first round of a scheduled six round bout at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. The bout headlined a five-bout “Champions of Tomorrow” card, presented by Showdown Promotions. Duenas was coming off a second round knockout over Rufino Flores in his last bout on March 31st. After beginning his career with four straight victories, Hughes had lost his last two bouts in a row. Hughes began the fight well by circling the ring to his left, landing lead right hands to the heads. Later in the round, as Hughes retreated back to a corner, Duenas unleashed a left uppercut to his head. Hughes wobbled, allowing for Duenas to follow up with a right hook to the body. Hughes slumped to the canvas, prompting referee Dr. Lou Moret to step in and stop the bout at 1:52. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Since tasting defeat in his professional debut three and a half years ago, welterweight Ricky …




Boxing Result

Robinson crushes Cauthen for PA title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

The “New” Ray Robinson (14-2, 6 KOs) captured the vacant PA welterweight title in resounding fashion at the Newtown Athletic Club in New PA on Saturday night scoring a second round knockout of former US Olympian and fellow southpaw Terrance “The Heat” Cauthen (36-8, 9 KOs) in the scheduled ten round main event of the evening. The lightweight co-feature of the five bout card promoted by Brittany Rogers’ BAM Boxing Promotions saw Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (5-3-1, 1 KO) outwork Kareem “Cool Breeze” Cooley (2-2, 1 KO) over six round rounds to capture the well deserved unanimous decision victory. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside The “New” Ray Robinson (14-2, 6 KOs) captured the vacant PA welterweight title in resounding …


Boxing Result

Golovkin destroys Fuchigami; Baysangurov wins

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at ringside
Photos: K2 Ukraine

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) destroyed Makoto Fuchigami (19-7, 10 KOs) in the third round on Saturday night at the Ice Palace “Terminal” in Brovari, Ukraine. The overmatched Fuchigami was cut by a punch in round one and dropped in round two by a hard Golovkin right hand. Golovkin really unloaded on Fuchigami in round three, putting him down again and it was waved off shortly after. The World Boxing Association has ordered that current “Super Champion” Felix Sturm and Golovkin must fight by September 30, 2012. Golovkin stated after the fight that he wants Sturm next. “If he calls himself a true champion, he must fight me,” said Golovkin.

WBO jr middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (27-1, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Michel Soro (18-1, 11 KOs). Baysangurov started well, but Soro scored a flash knockdown in round two. Zaurbek quickly recovered. During the next several rounds again seized the advantage. The Frenchman gained the advantage in rounds five and six when he shook the champion with some strong combinations. However, in subsequent rounds it was Baysangurov, constantly driven forward by the fans, who seized the advantage and won most exchanges. Soro was a strong contender who created many problems Baysangurov, but in the end the scorecards were 117-111, 116-111, 115-112. Fightnews.com scored it 117-111. It was the first fight, where Baysangurov worked with new trainer Abel Sanchez, who is also the trainer of Gennady Golovkin. (more…)

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov at ringside Photos: K2 Ukraine WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (23-0, 20 KOs) destroyed Makoto Fuchigami …


Full Report

Report/gallery: Jhonson vs. Nelson

Ringside report and photos by Chris Cozzone

Surviving a devastating knockdown, a pro-Cuban crowd and judges who’d seen fit to ignore the boxing lesson given by the out-of-towner in the co-main, Cleveland’s Willie Nelson is back on the road again to contention after upsetting formerly undefeated, former Cuban Olympian Yudel Jhonson.

The ten-round junior middleweight fight capped off a solid card televised on ShoBox by Warriors Boxing and Sampson Boxing from the Texas Station in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

Ringside report and photos by Chris Cozzone Surviving a devastating knockdown, a pro-Cuban crowd and judges who’d seen fit to …


Scale Watch

Weights from Woodland, CA

Vicente Escobedo 129 vs. Juan Ruiz 129
Oscar Gudoy 152 vs. Jaime Del Cid 156
Bret De La Torre 141 vs. Moris Rodriguez 140
Ulises Soriano 134 vs. Gabriel Pineda 136
Denis Madris 125 vs. Luis Villagomez 128

Venue: Woodland Community Center, Woodland, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Vicente Escobedo 129 vs. Juan Ruiz 129 Oscar Gudoy 152 vs. Jaime Del Cid 156 Bret De La Torre 141 …



Boxing News

Super 8: Last Man Standing

By Ron Jackson

With South African boxing in the doldrums and possibly at it lowest ebb in recent years South Africa’s most successful promoter Rodney Berman has come up with a master plan with the introduction of the Super 8 Last Man Standing cruiserweight competition, with the first round commencing at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on June 16.

This has also resulted in trainer Nic Durandt and promoter Berman once again working together after their bad tempered split some four years ago.

Former South African light heavyweight champion Daniel Bruwer (23-4-1, 19 KOs) who has rejoined the Durandt stable meets former South African junior heavyweight champion Danie Venter (12-5, 9 KOs) in the first series of fights. (more…)

By Ron Jackson With South African boxing in the doldrums and possibly at it lowest ebb in recent years South …


Boxing News

ARD balks; heavyweight twinbill implodes

Top German network ARD has announced that it won’t televise the July 14 fight between David Haye​​ and Dereck Chisora because according to them, the fight doesn’t match the image they are trying to portray. ARD originally wanted the fight, which was to be part of a heavyweight doubleheader also that also would feature WBA beltholder Alexander Povetkin against Hasim Rahman. However, after Wladimir Klitschko labeled Haye-Chisora “a freak show,” the German Boxing Federation (Bund Deutscher Berufssboxer) called on the European Boxing Union to ban the Luxembourg Commission for sanctioning the fight, and the BBBofC threatened to terminate the license of anyone associated with the show, ARD had a change of heart. Promoter Sauerland Event is now reportedly planning to move the Povetkin-Rahman fight to Germany. Haye-Chisora is expected to draw 40,000+ to an outdoor stadium in London if it actually comes off.

Top German network ARD has announced that it won’t televise the July 14 fight between David Haye​​ and Dereck Chisora …


Boxing News

Video: Golovkin-Fuchigami Pre-fight

Here is a YouTube playlist containing the weigh-in, a media workout and more…

Here is a YouTube playlist containing the weigh-in, a media workout and more…


Feature Story

Warren threatens BBBofC with lawsuit

Top British promoter Frank Warren has hit back at the British Boxing Board of Control over their threat to ban anyone participating in the Haye vs. Chisora fight slated for July 14 in London. Warren charges that the BBBofC has 1) no substantive grounds to revoke his license and 2) has not properly complied with any procedural requirements.

Warren further alleges that the BBBofC is trying to stop him from being involved in a legitimate and lawful fight governed by another Federation and interfering with his freedom to work and to earn a living. He wants written confirmation that he will not lose his license by close of business on Wednesday or he’s taking them to court.

Sent: Fri May 11 19:38:57 2012

Dear Mr Smith,

I refer to the press release which you issued earlier this week in which you state that any member of the British Boxing Board of Control who participates in the Haye v. Chisora fight “will be deemed to have terminated” both his membership of your Board and his licence. As you know I am Dereck Chisora’s manager and even if I am not at the fight I will be ‘participating’ in accordance with your definition of this word in the press release.

I write to make two complaints about your press release. The first is that there are no substantive grounds to revoke my licence and the second is that you have not properly complied with any procedural requirements. (more…)

Top British promoter Frank Warren has hit back at the British Boxing Board of Control over their threat to ban …



Boxing News

Harrison Stays Perfect With KO Win

Before a standing room only crowd of 1,736 Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, top middleweight prospect and Emanuel Steward protege Tony Harrison boosted his record to 7-0 with a second round KO over game, but overmatched Ishwar Amador. Harrison, fighting out of Kronk Boxing and wearing the traditional Kronk’s gold trucks, stalked Amador the entire first round before finding the range with a barrage of punches to caused referee Tony Crebs to stop the fight at 1:56 of the second. (more…)

Before a standing room only crowd of 1,736 Friday night at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, top middleweight prospect and …


Boxing News

Green: I plan to put lot of hurt on Kessler

Allan Green has arrived in Denmark. One week before his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver) showdown with Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) at PARKEN Stadium, the 32-year-old American (31-3, 21 KOs) and his coach Anthony Wilson landed at Copenhagen airport. “I am here to beat Mikkel Kessler and take the belt home,” Green said when meeting crews and photographers upon his arrival. “I plan to put a lot of hurt on him. I have seen almost all of his fights, there is nothing he can do to surprise me. I know what to expect.”

Green is very satisfied with his preparation in America: “I have been training hard and everything has been coming together nicely. I have the energy and the power to put him into a lot of trouble. What that means, Kessler will find out the hard way on May 19. He will go down.”

Allan Green has arrived in Denmark. One week before his WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship (Silver) showdown with Mikkel Kessler …


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Shot of the Day


Photo by Chris Cozzone: Former greats “Iron” Mike Tyson and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad yuck it up in the corner at last night’s fights at the Texas Station. Muhammad cornered Badou Jack (left), who won a split decision over Alexander Brand in the co-main. Tyson walked Jack into the ring, but stayed around to watch the fights.

Photo by Chris Cozzone: Former greats “Iron” Mike Tyson and Eddie Mustafa Muhammad yuck it up in the corner at …


Boxing Result

Reveco unanimously decisions Guerfi

WBA interim flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (28-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina successfully defended his title against previously unbeaten challenger Karim Guerfi (18-1, 4 KOs) of France on Friday night at the Super Domo Orfeo in Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina. The official Judges scorecards were 116-112, 116-114, 116-111 all in favor to Reveco.

WBA interim flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (28-1, 16 KOs) of Argentina successfully defended his title against previously unbeaten challenger …



Scale Watch

Viloria, Romero make weight

By Dennis Principe
Photos: Kristian Encarnacion

If the weigh-in is an indication, then fireworks are expected when WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria stakes his crown against former tormentor Omar Nino Romero of Mexico Sunday morning at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Philippines. Viloria and Romero had no difficulty meeting the weight limit as they both tallied a fit 112lbs during the official weigh-in held at the Discovery Suites.

“We’ve already put in 24 rounds so what’s another 12 rounds? We’ve trained everyday for three months so we’re going to give our 110% because that’s what we’re here for,” said Viloria.

Supporting the main eventer are two former champions Rodel Mayol of the Phillippines and another Mexican Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda in a 10-round non-title fight which could serve as potential challenger for the winner between Viloria and Miranda. Both weighed 114.

The card, dubbed “Island Assault 4: The Battle” presented by Solar Sports, is being distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9:00 PM/ET – 6:00 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, DISH Network and Avail-TVN for a suggested retail price of $29.95.

By Dennis Principe Photos: Kristian Encarnacion If the weigh-in is an indication, then fireworks are expected when WBO flyweight champion …


UFC

TUF: Vick and Proctor move into semifinals

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 10 – ‘So Real it’s Unreal’ – aired Friday evening and saw both Team Cruz and Team Faber walk-away with one win apiece. In the first fight of the night Team Cruz’ James Vick, of Fort Worth, Texas defeated Pembroke, Massachusetts native Joe Proctor by unanimous decision with scores of 20-18. Team Faber followed this up with a win of their own, as Michael Chiesa of Spokane, Washinton defeated Justin Lawrence of Pacific, Missouri by TKO at 1:02 of the sudden victory round.

UFC President Dana White closed out the episode by announcing the next two quarterfinal match ups, which will air next Friday, May 18, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 10 – ‘So Real it’s Unreal’ – aired Friday evening and saw both Team Cruz …


Boxing News

Sithyatha in action today

By Ron Jackson

South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha meets his first international opponent when he faces Filipino Marjohn Yap over ten rounds at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South African junior bantamweight champion Miniyakhe Sithyatha meets his first international opponent when he faces Filipino Marjohn …


Boxing Result

Martinez stops Marks in 7th

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Welterweight Aron Martinez is not known for his punching power, but it sure helped sway the fight in his favor on Friday night. Martinez dropped Marks once in the fourth round, eventually finishing him off in the seventh round of a scheduled eight round bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. The bout headlined a seven-bout “Locked N’ Loaded” card, presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.

Martinez was victorious in his last bout on February 24th, winning an eight round technical split decision over Dashon Johnson. Martinez got up from a flash knockdown to outbox Johnson throughout most of the fight to win. Marks was coming off a seventh round knockout over Oscar Godoy in his last fight in January. The victory over Godoy snapped a two-bout losing streak. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Welterweight Aron Martinez is not known for his punching power, but …


Boxing Result

Willie Nelson upsets Yudel Jhonson

Ringside results and photos by Chris Cozzone

Substitute jr middleweight Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) won a surprise ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Yudel Jhonson (12-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. The 6’3 Nelson dropped Jhonson with a right hand in round two, but didn’t follow up. Jhonson floored Nelson hard in round four with a big left. Nelson, however, staggered Jhonson in round five and pretty much controlled the fight after that. Scores were 95-94, 97-92, 97-92. Nelson, who is trained by Jack Loew, took the fight on 11 days notice after Jhonson’s original foe Freddy Hernandez pulled out with an injury.

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, WBC #9 Badou Jack “The Ripper” (11-0, 8 KOs) barely won an unpopular eight round split decision Alexander Brand (17-1, 15 KOs). The wild, free-swinging attacks of Brand gave Jack all sorts of problems, but Jack prevailed on two cards 77-75, 77-75. Brand was up 77-75 on the third card.

In other results: Cuban super featherweight Rances Barthelemy (16-0, 11 KOs) remained undefeated with an eight-round unanimous decision over Las Vegas’ Robert Osiobe (11-5-4, 6 KOs). Scores were 79-72 and 78-73 twice. Las Vegas super feather Jesus Gutierrez (4-0, 2 KOs) brought the crowd to watch him batter crosstown debuter Jimmy Jones (0-1) around, knocking him down twice en route to a TKO win at 2:34 of round three. All three pre-TV bouts ended by TKO: Cuban light-heavy Yunieski Gonzalez (8-0, 5 KOs) took out Phoenix’ Carlos Reyes (5-4-1, 3 KOs) at 1:39 of the first; Michigan cruiser William Mitch Williams (4-2-1, 4 KOs) stopped Carlos Gaytan (3-1-1, 3 KOs), of Reno, at 1:20 of the first; and Puerto Rican super middleweight Roberto Acevedo (4-0, 3 KOs) TKO’d Milwaukee’s Martinez Porter (1-2) at 2:19 of round two. Stay tuned for a full report and gallery tomorrow.

Ringside results and photos by Chris Cozzone Substitute jr middleweight Willie “The Great” Nelson (18-1-1, 11 KOs) won a surprise …


Scale Watch

Weights from Pomona, Calif

Ricky Duenas 144.5 vs. Lawrence Hughes 145
Holly Lawson 144.5 vs. Elisa Moreno 143
Oscar Venegas 122.5 vs. Santiago Alonso 120.5
Robert Guzman 150 vs. Hector Castro 151.5
Felipe Lara 141.5 vs. Kevin Sagado 140.5

Venue: Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, California
Promoter: Showdown Promotions

Ricky Duenas 144.5 vs. Lawrence Hughes 145 Holly Lawson 144.5 vs. Elisa Moreno 143 Oscar Venegas 122.5 vs. Santiago Alonso …


Scale Watch

Weights from Newtown, Pennsylvania

Terrance Cauthen 147 vs. Ray Robinson 147
(PA welterweight title)
Kareem Cooley 136 vs. Tevin Farmer 135
DeCarlo Perez 152 vs. Lenwood Dozier 151
Cassius Clay 140 vs. Hasan Young 142
Ken Rosser 182 vs. Mike Mitchell
Oscar Pagan 156 vs. Ben Lovett 152.2

Venue: Newtown Athletic Club, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Promoter: BAM Boxing Promotions Inc.
Tickets: $100, $75, $50

Terrance Cauthen 147 vs. Ray Robinson 147 (PA welterweight title) Kareem Cooley 136 vs. Tevin Farmer 135 DeCarlo Perez 152 …


Boxing News

Weights from Washington DC

Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing card that will be held on Saturday, May 12 at the Washington Convention Center:

Ty Barnett 136 vs. Robert DaLuz 132
Dusty Harrison 144 vs. Joey Ortega 149
Harold Parker 149 vs. Marcus Bess 156
Renaldo Gaines 129 vs. James Young 133
Ivan Ziglar 156 vs. Eric Burke 154
Thomas Williams, Jr. 175 vs. Jessie Noriega 172
Dillon Hayman 155 vs. Michael Arnold 157
Shadeed Floyd 125 vs. TayShawn Autry 127

Here is the scale watch for the Keystone Boxing card that will be held on Saturday, May 12 at the …


Scale Watch

Weights from Poughkeepsie, New York

Patrick Hyland 129 vs. Frankie Archuleta 127
Bryant Pappas 159 vs. Joshua Williams 158
Chazz McDowell 130 vs. Yuniel Ramos 127
Natasha Spence 132 vs. Racquel Bailey 131
Valdrin Muriqi 157 vs. Philip Burnette 158

Venue: Mid-Hudson Civic Center
Final Round Promotions / Ring Promotions/Team Snooki Boxing
Doors open at 6:30 PM/ET with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 PM/ET

Patrick Hyland 129 vs. Frankie Archuleta 127 Bryant Pappas 159 vs. Joshua Williams 158 Chazz McDowell 130 vs. Yuniel Ramos …


Boxing News

Goossen Tutor announces new fight series

Boxing in the San Fernando Valley is about to be rekindled at the legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, Calif. The Lodge hosted its first boxing event in 1970. The last events held there in the 90’s were promoted by Dan Goossen. Now, 14 years since the Sportsmen’s Lodge last hosted boxing, the San Fernando valley’s Goossen Tutor Promotions will again look to create a series of boxing events held every two months throughout the year. The inaugural world-class event will be held on Saturday evening, June 23, when former WBA Super Bantamweight World Champion Rico Ramos laces up the gloves against the undefeated 2008 Colombian Olympian Jhonatan Romero.

Boxing fans in attendance will also see the return of lightweight stud John Molina Jr., and a battle between two undefeated young super flyweight stars in Matthew Villanueva of Burbank, Calif. against Austreberto Juarez of Ventura, Calif. The event will be broadcast on TeleFutura’s hit series “Solo Boxeo Tecate.” (more…)

Boxing in the San Fernando Valley is about to be rekindled at the legendary Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, Calif. …


UFC

All New TUF Live and UFC Primetime Tonight on FX

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The Quarterfinals Begin On An All New TUF Live, Plus UFC Primetime Premieres: The quarterfinal round of the tournament begins …


Boxing News

Alekseev and Arslan battle to a draw

European cruiserweight titleholder Alexander Alekseev (23-2-1, 20 KOs) retained his title by getting a twelve round draw against former world champion Firat Arslan (32-5-2, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the EWS Arena in Goeppingen, Germany. At the age of 41, Arslan seemed to be in tough against the 31-year-old former amateur world champion. But, for the first ten rounds both fighters met in the center and traded punches on even terms with the gritty Arslan getting the upper hand as the fight progressed. Alekseev changed his tactics and dominated by boxing from long range in round eleven, but it was back to toe-to-toe in the twelfth with Alekseev shading it. In the end, scores were 114-114, 114-114, 116-113 Alekseev.

In a fight that figured to go twelve rounds and did, WBC Mediterranean middleweight titlist Goekalp Oezekler (13-1, 6 KOs) won a controversial split decision over Mouez Fhima (21-2-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 115-114, 115-113 for Oezekler, 116-112 for Fhima.

European cruiserweight titleholder Alexander Alekseev (23-2-1, 20 KOs) retained his title by getting a twelve round draw against former world …


Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Salvador Sanchez II 124.50 vs Juan Beltran 125.80
(WBC Cabofe featherweight title)
Mariana Juarez 111.75 vs Arely Muciño 111
(WBC flyweght world title)
Saul Carreon 134.65 s Abdiel Ramirez 134.00
(WBC Silver lightweight title)
Carlos Zarate 134.85 vs Charly Valdez 134.00

Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo , Boxeo de Gala and HG Boxing.
Venue: Hotel Presidente Intercontinental
TV: Televisa
more photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Salvador Sanchez II 124.50 vs Juan Beltran 125.80 (WBC Cabofe featherweight title) Mariana …


Boxing News

Viloria-Niño officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announces today the officials who will work this Sunday (Saturday night in the USA) on the flyweight title bout between champion Brian Viloria and Omar Niño Romero at the Yñares Sports Arena in Pasig City, Manila, Philippines. The referee will be Michael Ortega, from United States. The judges are Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan, from Philippines, Glen Feldman, from United States, and Carlos Ortiz Jr., from United States. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Leon Panoncillo, from Philippines.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announces today the officials who will work this Sunday (Saturday night in the USA) on …


Boxing News

Pierson to face Jones on June 13

On June 13th, the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ, will feature super middleweight Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) boxing former hot prospect Gary “Fast Hands” Jones (22-2, 8 KOs) for the WBC Fecarbox belt. Jones took eight years off before returning to the ring in 2011 and Jones has scored two wins in his comeback. In the six round co-feature, bantamweight Qa’Id “Kid Dynamite” Muhammad (7-0, 6 KOs) will see action against opponent will be named shortly. Tickets start at $50.

On June 13th, the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ, will feature super middleweight Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) boxing …


Boxing News

Video: Golovkin-Fuchigami Media Day


Boxing News

Pianeta will face McCall now

Heavyweight Francois Botha has sustained a hand injury in sparring and pulled out of his May 16 clash with SES heavyweight Francesco Pianeta (25-0-1, 14 KOs) in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany. However, former WBC champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KOs) has jumped in on short notice. “Oliver McCall is at least a similar boxer-type and the same size as Botha. But he also comes with a lot of experience and therefore is a few places higher in the world rankings. I think the task in Frankfurt/Oder is not so simple!”

Heavyweight Francois Botha has sustained a hand injury in sparring and pulled out of his May 16 clash with SES …


Boxing News

Mayweather-Cotto: 1.5 million buys

HBO Sports reported today that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 5 super welterweight title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. The 1.5 million buy total generated $94 million in pay-per-view revenue.

The performance of Mayweather-Cotto ranks as the second highest grossing non-heavyweight pay-per-view event in boxing history. Number one all-time is Mayweather’s record-setting showdown with Oscar de la Hoya ($137 million) in 2007.

HBO Sports reported today that 1.5 million pay-per-view buys were generated from the May 5 super welterweight title fight between …


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FIGHT PROMOTER U To Be Offered Online

With the success of the past seven sessions of Fight Promoter University, with nearly 150 FPU alumni around the world, and the next session of Fight Promoter University set for June 5-8, founder and fight promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that the entire FPU VIII four day session will now be available online, with the entire four days of classes streaming live on PPV.

“Over the past few years so many people have contacted me stating how much they want to come to a FPU session, but for some reason the date didn’t work for them, or that they were in another country and the travel costs and visa requirements just made it too difficult, so I had to come up with an answer, said Englebrecht. “With our June 5-8 FPU VIII session we are announcing that all of the 17 classroom sessions and 18 guest speakers will be available live and online to anymore on the planet for only $499. Plus, we will also include the newly updated 320 page Fight Promoter University Manual, a must for any new or existing fight promoter, plus anyone watching online can tweet their questions in real time to any speaker and get answer. Also if you can’t watch some of the classes, the entire FPU VIII session will be archived for 60 days, so people that purchase the PPV have 60 days to watch each session as many times as they want.” (more…)

With the success of the past seven sessions of Fight Promoter University, with nearly 150 FPU alumni around the world, …










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