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By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm
WBA Middleweight Super World Champion Felix Sturm is just one week away from the biggest challenge of his career. Next Saturday night, on September 1 at the Koenig- Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, the three-time beltholder will try to add another title to his collection when he collides with Australian IBF kingpin Daniel Geale. FightNews caught up with Sturm yesterday in his gym in Cologne to discuss his preparation, his thoughts on the fight and the middleweight picture in an exclusive interview.
FightNews: Hi Felix, thanks for taking the time today. How was training camp?
Sturm: I feel great and I’m in tip-top shape. I felt very good when I fought Sebastian Zbik a couple months back but I believe I’m much better and stronger right now. I feel like I have improved even more. Training camp went perfect and I’m excited to enter the ring on September 1. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Omega Outdoor Arena in Corona, California on a cool summer Friday night as Colton welterweight Artemio “King” Reyes (17-2, 13 KOs) blasted out Jon David Charles (7-6, 1 KO) of Kingsville, Texas in round two in the main event. The taller Reyes used the jab in the opening round using his distance as the southpaw Charles circled the ring landing straight lefts. Reyes landed a clean left hook to chin in closing the round. In the second round, Reyes began to tee off on Charles as he began landing solid on the inside with hooks and uppercuts, but a thunderous right hand sent Charles to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz Sr. quickly waved off the bout at 2:55. (more…)
By Johnny B’
On September 1 at the Gimnasio Municipal in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, former world champion Erik Morales (Box Latino) and Reginaldo & Oswaldo Kuchle (Promociones del Pueblo) will promote an IBF minimumweight world title clash between undefeated IBF champion Nkosinathi Joyi of South Africa against Mexico’s Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (14-6-4, 10 KOs). IBF champion Joyi previously held the South African and IBO minimumweight titles and is now 22-0 with 15 KOs and one no-contest.
The assigned IBF officials are supervisor Dave McCullough (Texas), referee Pete Podgorski (USA), and judges are Bill Lerch (USA), Neville Hotz (South Africa) and Alfredo Polanco (Mexico). (more…)
He was perhaps the least likely name to emerge from this week’s increasingly bizarre UFC 151 / 152 scenario, but when the call came from the UFC brass asking Vitor Belfort to switch his training focus from Alan Belcher to Jon Jones and step into the UFC 152 main event on September 22nd, the Brazilian eagerly accepted the challenge. And if you read on and see the men he has faced over the years, taking a challenge was no surprise . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort is LIVE on Pay-Per-View Saturday, September 22nd from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario at 7 pm PT/10 pm ET. For more info on UFC 152 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
On September 8, WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) will defend against Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KOs) at Olimpiyskiy Arena in Moscow, Russia. The referee will be Guido Cavalleri. Judges are Predrag Aleksic, John Keane and Nobuaki Uratani. On the undercard, for the first time in the 50 years since of creation of the WBC, ALL the fights on undercard will be a title. Also in the ring will be 11 Russian world champions including Yuri Arbachakov, Orzubek Nazarov, Nikolay Valuev, Kostya Tszyu, Roman Karmazin, Oleg Maskaev, Anatoly Alexandrov, Dmitry Pirog, Dmitri Kirillov, Sultan Ibragimov, Akhmed Kotiev.
Magomed Abdusalamov 15-0(15 KOs) vs Jameel McCline 41-12-3(24 KOs)
(vacant WBC United States (USNBC) heavyweight title)
Andrey Meryasev 10-0(9 KOs) vs Muhitdin Rajapbaev 8-2(5 KOs)
(vacant WBC Baltic middleweight title )
Ayup Arsaev 12-0 (7 KOs) vs Khavazhy Khatsyhau 8-0(5 KOs)
(WBC Baltic featherweight title)
Maxim Vlasov 23-1(12 KOs) vs Khoren Gevor 32-8(17 KOs)
(WBC Baltic super middleweight title)
Vyacheslav Glazkov 12-0(9 KOs) vs Konstantin Airich 23-6-2(17 KOs)
(vacant WBC Baltic Silver heavyweight title)
By David Robinett at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Unbeaten bantamweight Randy Caballero, (16-0, 8 KOs), successfully defended his NABO title Friday night with a unanimous decision over Manuel Roman, (15-2-3, 6 KOs), in the main event on ShoBox: The Next Generation before a partisan crowd at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. Scores were 97-92, 96-93, and 96-93 in a mostly tactical affair that served as a solid test for the 21-year old prospect from nearby Coachella, California. Caballero, fighting for the 10th time at Fantasy Springs Casino Resort in his 16 pro fights, acknowledged the step up in competition before the fight, but did not seem overly concerned. “Roman’s a tough fighter, I’m not taking anything away from him,” explained Caballero. “But he’s never been 10 rounds. I’ll probably just break him down and hopefully finish him off in the early rounds.” (more…)
Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee
Former light heavyweight contender Otis Griffin (24-10-2) delighted a hometown crowd with a second-round technical knockout over Adam Collins (11-8) of Ironton, Ohio, in Friday night’s main event, highlighting the first professional boxing card at Sacramento’s Double Tree Hotel. Griffin, scoring knockdowns in both rounds before the referee’s stoppage at 1:22, ended a four-bout losing streak. Collins, experiencing another quick exit in the scheduled eight-rounder, had not fought past the first round in four previous fights, winning just once.
In scheduled four-round preliminaries involving primarily other Northern California fighters, Alonso Loeza stopped Juan Martinez in the third round, welterweights; Alberto Torres won a unanimous decision over Christian Silva, featherweights; Jose Alvarez won a split decision over Gregorio Viramontes, super-middleweights; John Abella stopped Misael Martinez in the second round, super-bantamweights; and Michael Ortega fought to a draw with Cleven Ishe, middleweights.
The City of Fallon, NV and Let’s Get It On Promotions present “Rural Rumble: Fallon Fights 2012″ this Saturday at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Headlining is flyweight Oscar Vasquez (2-1) facing Edwin Reyes (0-0-2) in a six-round bout. Oscar’s younger brother, Santos, will make his professional debut against Richard Hernandez (0-2) of San Antonio, TX in a jr flyweight contest scheduled for four rounds. Santos was a top USA amateur and nearly a member of the 2012 USA Olympic team. Jr. middleweight Jose “Chuy” Elizondo (1-0) of Carson City is slated to fight in a four-round bout. Also in action is Reno favorite “King” Bubba Dupree (1-2) going toe-to-toe with Jose “The Puma” Gonzales (1-1-1) from Yuma, AZ. The Churchill County Fairgrounds are located at 325 Sheckler Rd. Fans can ride to and from fights on the Bonanza Party Bus. Tickets are available at the Fallon Convention Center (775.423.4556 or 866.432.5566).
Roberto “Massa” Ortiz 138.5 vs. Florencio Castellanos 135.5
(WBC Silver super lightweight title)
Wilberth “Huracan” Uicab 111.5 vs. Ivan Diaz 112
(WBC Continiental Americas flyweight title)
Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez 160 vs. Richard Gutierrez 158.8
(WBC Youth middleweight title)
Raul Martinez 117.5 vs. Juan Jimenez 116.5
Jose Torres 113.2 vs. Humberto Morales 114.2
Josue Aguilar 147.2 vs. Jose Mex 144.5
Pedro Perez 135 vs. Ismael Mex 135
Venue: Dome of the Municipal Palace, Tulum, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: FOX Deportes/Televisa
Alan Sanchez 146 vs. Manuel Leyva 147
Manuel Avila 122 vs. Vicente Alfaro 120.5
Paul Mendez 163.5 vs. Loren Myers 170
Jonathan Chicas 139.5 vs. Jose Mendoza 139
Joe Gumina 188.5 vs. Payton Boyea 191.5
Venue: Fairfield Sports Center, Fairfield, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Here is the scale watch for Saturday’s Keystone Boxing Card at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC:
Dusty Harrison 145 vs. Marqus Jackson 146
Phillip Benson Jackson 172 vs. Anthony Pietrantonio 173
Harold Parker 145 vs. Richie Andrews 144
Joshua Parker 134 vs. Joseph Dixon 130
Josh Rupard 151 vs. Jimmy LeBlanc 157
Farrad Price 155 vs. Issa Coulibaly 159
Renaldo Gaines 131 vs. David Warren Huffman 127
Greg Newby 174 vs. Gavin Hume 172
By Jesse Kelley
Ismail Muwendo 131 vs. Robert Da Luz 132
Aaron Green 260 vs. Rob Haney 247
Corey Rodriguez 154 vs. Romon Barber 152
Robert Brant 156 vs. Brian Geraghty 156
Jonathon Perez 117 vs. Philip Adyaka 116
Jamal James 147 vs. Charon Spain 148
Brad Patraw 128 vs. Reggie Sanders 127
Charles Meier 154.5 vs. Jason Benson 154
Al Sands 218 vs. Mahmoud Aburia 219
Jake Backus 122 vs. Zach Wolff 126
Venue: The Crowne Plaza in Saint Paul, MN
Promoter: SEG/Driller Promotions
By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Sierra Dawn
Paulie Ayala Productions 13th Annual Boxing at the Ballroom at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel:
In the main event super middleweight Samuel Clarkson of Cedar Hill, TX (6-0) easily knocked out Brandon Singleton of Grand Prairie, TX (4-6). The action was light in round one, but Singleton (165-pounds) caught Clarkson (164-pounds) with a left hand that nearly ended the fight in what would have been an huge upset. But in Clarkson took control after the bell rang for the second round, pushing Singleton around the ring and dropping him to end the fight at 2:58 of the second round with a hard right hand.
Atlay Miranda also took home Ayala’s $500 bonus for putting on the Fight of the Night. (more…)
Ring legend Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles and WBA female interim flyweight champion Arely Mucino were on hand for the official weigh-in of the first installment of the 2012 “Quien Pinta Para La Corona?” boxing series kicking off Saturday night in Monterrey, Mexico. The card will take place at the Nave Lewis del Parque Fundidora and be presented by Promociones del Pueblo. Televised throughout Mexico on Cadena 3. Click here for complete weights…
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Sources have reported that TMT Promotions, headed by multiple division world champion Floyd Mayweather and rapper 50 Cent, may make an offer to WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez to face WBA featherweight king Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero later this year at an event to take place in the USA, possibly in Las Vegas or Los Angeles. However, first Gonzalez will defend his title on September 15 against former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Jon Jones will now face former champion Vitor Belfort for the UFC light heavyweight championship on September 22 in Toronto, as Thursday’s bizarre series of events has taken yet another twist.
Jones was originally slated to face Dan Henderson at UFC 151 in Las Vegas; however, Henderson was forced to withdraw this week due to a knee injury. Polarizing former middleweight Chael Sonnen was offered the replacement spot and it briefly appeared that UFC 151 would take place with Jones vs. Sonnen as the headliner. However, Jones ultimately declined the fight, forcing the unprecedented cancellation of an entire UFC event. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source confirmed the possibility that WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Narvaez (36-1-2, 19 KOs) could defend his crown against former WBF beltholder Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes (22-2 1, 14 KOs) on October 17th at Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the source, the fight is not a done deal, but both camps OR Promotions (Narvaez) and Promociones del Pueblo (Montes) are very interested in putting the bout together. Meanwhile, Montes is already scheduled for a rematch against Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra next month.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin
In a thrilling IBF middleweight elimination bout, Sam Soliman clearly outpointed Giovanni Lorenzo over twelve rounds on Friday in Geelong, Victoria, Australia. The bout was evenly contested for the first half but by round six Soliman had stepped up the tempo and was outworking the hard-punching and aggressive Lorenzo. Lorenzo was staggered in the later rounds by accurate combinations of Soliman and in round twelve, the New York-based Lorenzo was dropped and in trouble but survived to hear the final bell. Scores were 117-110, 118-108, 118-109.
Soliman said, “I want to thank my trainer Dave Hedgecock and all my team. Giovanni was a very tough opponent and I thank him and his team for coming to Australia for this fight.” The promoter was Dave Stanley.
WBO Latino champions Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez were added to defend their titles on October 6 in the card “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico”, where former world champions Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. and Rafael Marquez will face off in the super bantamweight division and Moises Fuentes will defend his WBO title against former two-division titlist Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer will broadcast on PPV.
“This will be great. We will present four title fights with Vazquez Jr. against Marquez, Fuentes versus Calderon, and we will have Jonathan Oquendo, the #3 ranked in 122 pounds, facing world contender Jose “Miau” Nieves, and also the unbeaten Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez defending his lightweight belt,” promoter Ivan Rivera, PRBBP president said. (more…)
An emergency motion was filed this morning by Guy Spieglman, attorney for WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux in an attempt to lift an injunction against his fighting of Robert Marroquin on Sept. 15. This motion seeks to allow Rigondeaux to defend his belt against Marroquin. Rigondeaux-Marroquin was scheduled as the undercard of an HBO Pay Per View-televised main event between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sergio Martinez at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, but is in jeopardy, according to Pat English, an attorney for Rigondeaux’s Irish promoter, Gary Hyde.
English claims to have received a written order from Miami-Dade County judge David Miller on Thursday which forbids Rigondeaux (10-0, 8 knockouts) from facing Marroquin (22-1, 15 KOs) because the Hyde did not approve this bout. “The original hearing was on our motion to strike [Hyde’s contract,] so now we have a motion for a rehearing that is pending,” said Spiegelman. “It’s a procedural thing. The court will probably consider it. I don’t know if the court will reverse itself, but this thing is far from over.” (more…)
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