Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

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

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

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

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

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

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Salido to defend in June?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO Mexican featherweight world champion Orlando Salido could defend his world title on June 2 in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, against an opponent to be announced at an event presented by Zanfer Promotions. Salido is coming off his knockout win over Juan Manuel Lopez in Puerto Rico in March. Former world champion Antonio Margarito could also be on the card. Salido has recently been very active making appearances on TV and at events inside and outside of Mexico.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBO Mexican featherweight world champion Orlando Salido could defend his world title on June 2 in …


Boxing News

Confirmed: Rojas-Gonzalez April 28

Photo: Alma Montiel

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has made official in a press conference that his fourth defense of the title against champion in recess Elio Rojas on April 28 at the new Oasis Arena in Cancun, closing out a huge boxing month for the Yucatan resort paradise Gonzalez pledged one of his best performances. “The fight is complicated by Elio Rojas’ style,” said Gonzalez. “He runs a lot, has a difficult style, but we are preparing to beat him and defend our championship.”

The event is promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, Pepe Gomez and Don King Productions. “This is a team effort, not just one person. We are making great events with various promoters and are committed to bringing the best fights to the fans,” said Reginald Kuchle of Promociones del Pueblo.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez has made official in a press conference that his fourth defense …



Boxing Result

Dzila wins third Youth belt

Reigning Swiss IBF/WBO Youth world champion Agron Dzila (15-1, 11 KOs) was crowned by WBC supervisor Rex Walker (a legendary cowboy) after his successful WBC Youth World cruiserweight title bid against Kenyan Peter Omondi (3-1-3, 1 KO) on Saturday night in the sold out Tennishalle in Elzach, Germany. Dzila pressured Omondi from the opening bell. In round seven, Peter Omondi got a one point deduction. A right hand to the head in the ninth finally put Omondi on the deck and as referee Daniel van de Wiele reached the count of ten. WBO #15 rated Dzila became the first Youth boxer ever to hold all the three WBC, IBF and WBO belts at once.

Reigning Swiss IBF/WBO Youth world champion Agron Dzila (15-1, 11 KOs) was crowned by WBC supervisor Rex Walker (a legendary …


Boxing News

Roberto Duran flick in the works

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The film “Hands of Stone” (“Manos de Pieda”) which tells the story of Panamanian ring legend Roberto Duran will begin filming June 4 in Puerto Rico according to sources involved in the film. Producers of the film are in Puerto Rico scouting for filming sites. Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal will star as Duran, with Robert de Niro playing trainer Ray Arcel and pop singer Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The film “Hands of Stone” (“Manos de Pieda”) which tells the story of Panamanian ring legend …




Boxing News

Kolle outworks Walker

Photos and report by Jesse Kelly

Andy “Kaos” Kolle (25-3, 18 KOs) outworked Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-13-3, 12 KOs) over 8 rounds of action Saturday night at the Wessman Arena in Superior, WI. Walker showed up ready to brawl having fought to a draw with a 7-4-1 fighter last week. However, Kolle was able to out-punch Walker throughout the bout, and he did it for the most part with just one good hand. The southpaw Kolle said afterwards that he believes he broke his left hand in the first round and mixed up punches with his right hand for much of the night. Walker’s pressuring style and Kolle’s high volume counter punching resulted in good action during the bout.

Walker went right at Kolle with a high guard to get inside of the taller Kolle’s reach to begin the fight. Kolle was able to keep the chiseled Walker from doing what he wanted early though and kept him out of reach with his own shots. Early on in the opening round, Kolle landed a hard straight left to the forehead of Walker. Walker took the punch well but it appeared to be the blow Kolle described afterwards in which he hurt his hand because he used it with less authority for the rest of the round. The shot also looked to be the punch that opened a cut over Walkers right eye. The cut however was not an issue for the remainder of the fight. (more…)

Photos and report by Jesse Kelly Andy “Kaos” Kolle (25-3, 18 KOs) outworked Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-13-3, 12 …


Boxing Result

Charles scores KO victory

By Dave Spencer

In a bout that was quickly sucking the air out of behemoth concrete structure that is the Claude Robillard Centre in Montreal, Ali Nestor Charles (13-5-2 5KO) managed to bring fans to their feet with a somewhat surprising knockout victory over Martin Avila (13-9 6KO) at the end of the eighth round of a scheduled ten on Saturday night. (More)

By Dave Spencer In a bout that was quickly sucking the air out of behemoth concrete structure that is the …


Boxing News

Margarito returns to the ring?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source near to former world champion Antonio Margarito has indicated the possibility of the Tijuana Tornado returning for two fights in the months of June and September. The source has indicated that Margarito could make his comeback fight in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, and might even be looking for title shot this year. There is also a possibility that Margarito could fight in Tucson on May 26.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source near to former world champion Antonio Margarito has indicated the possibility of the Tijuana …


Boxing Result

Bruun, Poulsen victorious in Denmark

By Alex Hermann

Saturday night in Aalborg, Denmark, Euro Event, headed by Allan Martin Back, staged their first show ever. Topping tha card were Kim Poulsen and Kasper Bruun, formerly with Sauerland Event, both getting victories against Georgian opponents. Poulsen (20-1, 6 KOs) stopped Beka Sadjaia in two, while Bruun outpointed Nugzar Margvelashvili over eight to improve to 13-0-1, 3 KOs. Margvelashvili was floored in the fourth, and Bruun was very focused on body shots in the following rounds in an attempt to score a KO. After eight tough rounds Bruun got an unanimous decision with all three judges scoring it 79-72. (more…)

By Alex Hermann Saturday night in Aalborg, Denmark, Euro Event, headed by Allan Martin Back, staged their first show ever. …



Boxing Result

Toney tops Gunn

By Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com
Photo: Kevin St Marie

On April 7 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, seven-time champion and future Hall of Famer James “Lights Out” Toney (73-7-3, 44 KOs) received a five-round workout against Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-4-1, 18 KOs) during which he was only lightly tested. Toney, at 43 years old, sported a softened midsection (he weighed in at 248 pounds) but displayed still-sharp reflexes and head movement as he stalked the younger Gunn and relied upon his slickness and considerable experience to avoid absorbing shots. Gunn landed a few lefts, mostly hooks, throughout the first five rounds that sent the sweat flying, but Toney’s popping jabs, one-two combos and lethal rights nullified any potential momentum for the less-experienced fighter. After round 5, Gunn failed to answer the bell due to a broken hand sustained in round 4, allowing Toney to become an eight-time world champion and new holder of the IBU Heavyweight Championship title. (More)

By Tracy Morin, Memphisboxing.com Photo: Kevin St Marie On April 7 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, seven-time champion …


Boxing Result

Sosa defeats Uicab, Soto, Jardon also triumph

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Former longtime WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (45-7, 27 KOs) defeated WBC Silver flyweight belt holder Wilbert Uicab (33-7-1, 18 KOs) in a WBC flyweight eliminator on Saturday night at the Oasis Hotel/Resort in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Local favorite Uicab got off to a good start by dropping Sosa in round one. However referee Jay Nady deducted a point from Uicab for throwing Sosa down in round four and Sosa dropped Uicab in round six on the way to a 114-111 win on all cards.

A career high weight of 151 pounds didn’t deter former three-division champion Humberto Soto (58-7-2, 34 KOs) as he won a ten round unanimous decision over Claudinei Lacerda (14-3, 10 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all cards.

WBC #10 super featherweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (20-2, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Berman Sanchez (26-4-3, 18 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC FECARBOX title. Jardon dropped Sanchez in round two and punished him nutil his corner kept him on the stool following round six. more photos

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Former longtime WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (45-7, 27 KOs) defeated WBC Silver flyweight belt holder …


Boxing Result

Rios dominates Sanchez

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In his most impressive performance so far as a professional, Ronny Rios won a one-sided and easier-than-expected eight round unanimous decision over Guillermo Sanchez at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA. After a tactical first round, it was all Rios after that. Rios aggressively pressed the fight, landing solid hooks or crosses to the head. Rios was accurate and poised in the pocket as the southpaw Sanchez attempted to counter with uppercuts and straight left hands. Rios almost dropped Sanchez as his shots to the head took a toll on the Puerto-Rican born fighter. Sanchez was in survival mode in the final two rounds as Rios was content to box rather than go for the knockout. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Rios, by scores of 80-72, 80-72, and 79-73. Fightnews.com scored the bout 79-73. Rios from nearby Santa Ana improves to 18-0, 8 KOs, while Sanchez, from Buffalo, NY, drops to 13-6-1, 5 KOs. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In his most impressive performance so far as a professional, Ronny …


Boxing News

Fleming outworks Kim

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry

Former 2008 Beijing Olympian Paul “2 Gunz” Fleming (14-0, 10KOs) scored a shutout six round decision over Hwi-Jong Kim (4-4, 1KO) of South Korea on Friday at the Orion Function Center, Campsie, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Super featherweight Fleming, boxing from the southpaw stance, controlled the action in all the rounds, winning a unanimous decision by all judges scoring 60-54.

Fleming is managed by Top Rank’s Cameron Dunkin and Michael Altamura. As an amateur Fleming represented Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was defeated by Khedafi Djelkhir of France (9-13). His record as an amateur is (83-17). He is trained by Billy Hussein who also trains IBF Featherweight champion Billy Dib. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Tim Barry Former 2008 Beijing Olympian Paul “2 Gunz” Fleming (14-0, 10KOs) …



Boxing News

Toney-Gunn for IBU title now

An update on the sanctioning tonight’s Toney vs Gunn fight:

Nate Yoder, VP Of Operations of Prize Fight Promotions, informed Fightnews.com, “James Toney initially represented himself as the IBA Heavyweight Champion. His manager John Arthur informed us that he would handle contacting the IBA and all we needed to do was fly in the official for fight week. This was at the initial press conference eight weeks ago. I called Dean Chance on Monday and did not receive a return phone call. The purpose of my call was to book the plane ticket from Cleveland. After not being called back, I emailed Dean. Consequently, I received a return email from the IBA ratings chair that Toney had been stripped of the title due to inactivity and his foray into UFC. Since the title was vacant, I asked to fight for the vacant title. I was denied the vacant title. Therefore, we have secured sanctioning from the IBU and James Toney vs Bobby Gunn will be fighting for the IBU Heavyweight Championship.”

An update on the sanctioning tonight’s Toney vs Gunn fight: Nate Yoder, VP Of Operations of Prize Fight Promotions, informed …


Boxing Result

Perez destroys Hernandez in 2

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Unbeaten lightweight Darley Perez (25-0, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Alain Hernandez (18-10-2, 10 KO) on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. The fight ended when Perez drilled Hernandez with a right hand that sent him through the ropes. Time was 2:59.

In the co-feature jr welterweight Jose Reynoso moved to 16-3-1, 3 KOs when the ring doctor ruled that James Hope (6-10-1, 4 KOs) could no longer continue after round seven.

Also super bantamweight Jonathan Arrellano (11-0-1, 3 KOs) stayed unbeaten when Jose Angel Cota (8-7, 6 KOs) remained on his stool after round seven.

Full report to come…

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Unbeaten lightweight Darley Perez (25-0, 19 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Alain …


Boxing News

Toney-Gunn not for IBA belt

By Mary Ann Owen/boxinginlasvegas.com

Tonight’s heavyweight clash between James Toney and Bobby Gunn will not be for the IBA world heavyweight title. According to IBA vice president Bob Case, it was confirmed by IBA president Dean Chance last night that this title is NOT at stake in this fight. He went on to say that the IBA was never contacted about sanctioning this fight for the vacant title, which was formerly held by Toney.

By Mary Ann Owen/boxinginlasvegas.com Tonight’s heavyweight clash between James Toney and Bobby Gunn will not be for the IBA world …


Boxing Result

Vegas upsets Atiyo by TKO 11th

Ugandan light heavyweight Joey Vegas (13-6-1, 5 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten hometown fighter Egyptian Hany Atiyo (12-1, 8 KOs) in round eleven to win the African Boxing Union title. Vegas was leading on all cards barely losing a round or two prior to the stoppage. Atiyo was down in rounds three, seven and nine. Richard Nwoba/Louaa Boxing promoted the event which took place at Cairo University in Egypt Friday Night.

Ugandan light heavyweight Joey Vegas (13-6-1, 5 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten hometown fighter Egyptian Hany Atiyo (12-1, 8 KOs) in …



Full Report

Full Report: Yamanaka-Darchinyan

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, successfully kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he managed to avert early attacks of formerly two-class titlist Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs), 118, and scored with jabs and long lefts in later rounds, winning a unanimous verdict over twelve fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. It’s an encounter of hard-hitting southpaws.

Steve Morrow (US) and Juan Carlos Pelayo (Mexico) both saw the hot affair 116-112, and Burt Clements (US) had it 117-111, all for the 29-year-old Japanese defending champ. The referee was Hector Afu (Panama) who handled the quick-moving game as if he was also a bantam.

For Japanese fans it was a sort of fantasy to watch such an internationally well-known fighter as Darchinyan. It was also marvelous that the less experienced Yamanaka thus unanimously defeated the Raging Bull after hard-battled rounds. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, successfully kept his WBC bantamweight …


UFC

UFC TUF recap

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 5 – “That Miserable Feeling” – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber nab another win to even the score at two all, as Spokane native Michael Chiesa defeated Tucson’s Jeremy Larsen by unanimous decision. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighter® Live episode 5 – “That Miserable Feeling” – aired Friday evening and saw Team Faber nab another …


Full Report

Full Report: Ao-Terdsak

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs), 130, Japan, retained his belt as he continually outpunched top contender Terdsak Kokietgym (46-4-1, 31 KOs), 129.5, Thailand, to win a unanimous decision over twelve had-fought rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. It was a hot affair by southpaws. Burt Clements and Steve Morrow (both US) both tallied 116-112 and Alvaro Aldrete (Mexico) saw it 118-110, all in favor of the more aggressive Japanese southpaw. The referee was Mike Griffin (Canada).

Ao, formerly six-time amateur high school champ whose mark was 76-3 with 36 stoppages, celebrated his twenty-eighth birthday with his own victory, as he registered his third defense since dethroning Vitali Tajbert by a unanimous nod in 2010. It was a grudge fight for Ao, in a sense, since he showed a very lackluster performance in his last defense due to his poor conditioning only to eke out a split duke over Italian Devis Boschiero last November. The Japanese champ showed his fine form in coping with the game and gallant Thailander who had a very strong left hand. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs), 130, Japan, retained his belt as …


Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. training in Cancun

Video: Pepe Rodriguez

See WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hitting the pads hard in Cancun.

Video: Pepe Rodriguez See WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. hitting the pads hard in Cancun.


Scale Watch

Toney 248, Gunn 210

James Toney 248 vs. Bobby Gunn 210
(IBA heavyweight title)
Bobby Bryant 154 vs. Justin Flanagan 153
Chris Henery 195 vs. Marvin Hunt 198
Patrick Majewski (weighs later) vs. Antwan Echols 163
Dusty Harrison 153 vs. Anthony Bowman 152
Joey Bryant 137 vs. Staven Cox 136
Dedrick Bell 137 vs. Blake Franklin 140
Brandon Harder 160 vs. Willie Bryant 156
Marlin Lewis 137 vs. David Green 136

Venue: Landers Center, Southaven, Mississippi
Promoter: Prize Fight Promotions/Greg Cohen Promotions

James Toney 248 vs. Bobby Gunn 210 (IBA heavyweight title) Bobby Bryant 154 vs. Justin Flanagan 153 Chris Henery 195 …


Scale Watch

Weights From Superior, WI

By Jesse Kelley

Andy “Kaos” Kolle 163 vs. Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker 164
RJ Laase 147.4 vs. Donny Tierney 146.4
Aaron Green 275 vs. Travis Fulton 240.6
Tyler Hultin 161 vs. Silas Ortley 160.2
Dustin Mason 130.6 vs. Randy Ronchi 129.4
Winston Anderson 144.2 vs. Andrew Selvig 143

Venue: Wessman Arena in Superior, WI
Promoter: RJ Laase, T-Rex Promotions

Note: Walker missed his flight and arrived Friday night. He weighed 164 this morning. Kolle was on target to box at 154 but Walker, who was found on short notice as a replacement opponent needed a weight of 163 to take the fight.

By Jesse Kelley Andy “Kaos” Kolle 163 vs. Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker 164 RJ Laase 147.4 vs. Donny Tierney 146.4 …


Boxing News

Smichet to come back

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Former Canadian middleweight champion Walid Smichet 20-7-3 14KO) declared to FightNews Friday that he intends to return to the ring very shortly. “I’m returning in June,” Smichet told FightNews, “I’ll be fighting at 154 pounds.” Junior-middleweight would be the lowest weight for the 30 fight veteran who made his pro debut in 2002 as a middleweight and stayed there for the duration until the last few where he crept up closer to the super-middle limit and was stopped by both Peter Manfredo and David Lemieux for the Canadian 168 pound title, his last fight in April 2010. A svelte looking Smichet told FightNews what many have thought for years, that the come-forward warrior who rarely takes a step backwards is much better suited to 154 pounds.

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Former Canadian middleweight champion Walid Smichet 20-7-3 14KO) declared to FightNews Friday that he intends to …


Scale Watch

Weights from Anaheim, California

Ronny Rios 128 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 130
Hugo Centeno Jr 153.4 vs. Gerardo Prieto 153.2
Julian Ramirez 124 vs. Salvador Cifuentes 124
Xavier Montelongo 130.6 vs. Rocco Espinoza 131
Johnny Reyes 131 vs. Jose Ortiz 132

Venue: The Phoenix Club, Anaheim, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Ronny Rios 128 vs. Guillermo Sanchez 130 Hugo Centeno Jr 153.4 vs. Gerardo Prieto 153.2 Julian Ramirez 124 vs. Salvador …


Boxing News

Harvison Returns Saturday

Undefeated former NABO cruiserweight champ Dan “Hardway” Harvison (15-0) returns to the ring this Saturday versus rugged veteran Ariel Espinal (8-20) at the Court Time Sports Complex in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. Promoted by Team Salka Promotions, the card will also feature an 8 rounder between super lightweight Rod Salka (14-1) and journeyman Angel Rios (9-10). Also, heavyweight Jason Bergman (17-9) battles Alexis Mejias (11-8) in a six rounder, while welterweight Steve Upsher Chambers (23-1) faces trialhorse Manuel Guzman (7-14) in another six. For ticket information contact Salka at (412)298-5161.

Undefeated former NABO cruiserweight champ Dan “Hardway” Harvison (15-0) returns to the ring this Saturday versus rugged veteran Ariel Espinal …


Boxing News

Weights from Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Edgar Sosa 111.90 vs Wilbert Uicab 111.90
(WBC flyweight silver title)
Dante Jardon 129.60 vs Berman Sanchez 129
Humberto Soto 151 vs Claudinei Lacerda 151

Venue: Oasis Arena, Cancun
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Producciones Deportiva Maldonado and Pepe Gomez.
TV: Fox Deportes (USA), Televisa (Mexico)

more photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Edgar Sosa 111.90 vs Wilbert Uicab 111.90 (WBC flyweight silver title) Dante Jardon …


Scale Watch

Weights from Montreal

By David Spencer, photo: Dave Spencer

Ali Nestor Charles 153.2 vs. Martin Avila 153.8
Tony Luis 138.7 vs. Ferenc Szabo 139.8
Roody Pierre Paul 134.2 vs. Carlos Martinez 135
Kevin Lavallee 129.5 vs. Istvan Paszti 127.5
Frank Cotroni 162.2 vs. Emanuel Guzman 167.2
Dimitri Waadenburg 134.2 vs. Jaber Zayani 135.2
Francois Miville n/a vs. Ahmad Selemani 170.5

Venue: Claude Robillard Centre
Promoter: UGC Promotions

By David Spencer, photo: Dave Spencer Ali Nestor Charles 153.2 vs. Martin Avila 153.8 Tony Luis 138.7 vs. Ferenc Szabo …


Boxing News

Welliver shuts out Cooper over ten

By David Finger

In a WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title fight in Jefferson City, Missouri last night, defending champion Chauncy Welliver inched closer to a world title fight with a tough, but lopsided unanimous decision over shopworn former contender “Smokin” Bert Cooper over ten rounds. Although the 46-year-old Cooper was not seen as a serious threat to the #6 ranked WBC heavyweight he was a fighter who had some personal history with the Welliver’s camp. In 1991 Cooper derailed the title hopes of a young heavyweight prospect named Joe Hipp when he stopped him in five rounds on the undercard of the Tommy Morrison-Ray Mercer fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Cooper would, in turn, receive a title fight against Evander Holyfield as a result of the win over Hipp, and although Hipp too would eventually fight for a world title, it did leave some unfinished business with the Philadelphia bomber. Hipp, who retired in 2005, is currently training Welliver, adding an interesting twist on the fight last night. (more…)

By David Finger In a WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight title fight in Jefferson City, Missouri last night, defending champion Chauncy …


Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Looks like another prominent fighter will not only be training in Oxnard, CA, but will be trained by Robert Garcia. And it is another reason to visit the Boxing Academy, located in an industrial part in the south side of the city. Hard-hitting and former world title holder Marcos Maidana announced Wednesday on his twitter account that he will be trained by Garcia, who has become one of the more prominent trainers in boxing today. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Looks like another prominent fighter will not only be training in Oxnard, CA, but will be trained …


Boxing News

Hall of Fame Matchmaker To Speak At Fight Promoter U

One of the top boxing matchmakers of all time, Top Rank’s Bruce Trampler, will deliver the Keynote Address at the opening session of Fight Promoter University VIII, set for June 5-8 in Costa Mesa, California it was announced today by FPU founder Roy Englebrecht. Trampler,who was elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010, and has been the chief matchmaker at Top Rank since 1981, will speak at FPU VIII on Tuesday evening June 5th.

“To have one of the most respected men in the sport of boxing, who has learned the business from every angle, and who has orchestrated the careers of such champions as Oscar Del La Hoya, Erik Morales, Floyd Mayeather Jr, and Miguel Cotto , is the kind of person future promoters need to hear from,” stated Englebrecht.

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

One of the top boxing matchmakers of all time, Top Rank’s Bruce Trampler, will deliver the Keynote Address at the …


Boxing Result

Ao keeps WBC 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs), 130, Japan, retained his belt as he scored a unanimous decision (116-112 twice and 118-110) over top contender Terdsak Kokietgym (46-4-1, 31 KOs), 129.5, Thailand, over twelve rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Ao (23-2-1, 10 KOs), 130, Japan, retained his belt as he scored a …


Boxing Result

Yamanaka defeats Darchinyan

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, successfully kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he maaged to avert early attacks of ex-titlist Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs), 118, and scored with jabs and long lefts in later rounds, winning a unanimous verdict (116-112 twice and 117-111) over twelve fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (16-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, successfully kept his WBC bantamweight belt as he …


Feature Story

Ortiz-Berto lands in LA

By Francisco Salazar

Confirming what has been rumored for a few weeks, Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto will square off on June 23rd at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer confirmed to Fightnews.com on Thursday. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on February 11th. However, Berto suffered a bicep injury a few weeks prior to the fight, thus postponing the bout and the entire card. Although the card was originally rescheduled to June 30th, Golden Boy Promotions thought it was best to move the card to Los Angeles and reschedule it a week earlier. With so many fight cards taking place in Las Vegas, the magnitude of Ortiz-Berto may diminish. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Confirming what has been rumored for a few weeks, Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto will square off …


Boxing News

Calderon-Fuentes delayed until May

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Ivan Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), who expected to fight on April 28 for the WBO 105lb crown that was once his for long time, will have to wait until late May to try to regain the title from Mexican champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs). “There was a change of date,” said Calderon. “We are talking the end of next month. It was postponed because the Palacio de los Deportes in Mayagüez was not available for April 28 and as it was very close to the fight of Juanma Lopez (March 10) Peter (Rivera) couldn’t do business. It was too early to set up the event properly so they postponed it for a month.”

However, the venue is no longer the Palacio de los Deportes and the event could land at the Coliseo Mario Morales ‘Quijote’ in Calderon’s hometown of Guaynabo.

“While I’m training I’m keeping 10 or 12 pounds above the weight and no longer lowering,” ‘The Iron Boy’ added. “Before they told me that the fight was delayed, I was leaving the gym at 112, only seven pounds above.”

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Ivan Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs), who expected to fight on April 28 for the …


Boxing News

Acquinity inks Argenis Mendez and Felix Diaz

By Robert Coster

Florida’s up and rising boxing promotional company, Acquinity Sports, has announced the signings of IBF #3 Argenis Mendez (Jr lightweight) and former Olympic champion Felix Diaz (welterweight). Mendez and Diaz are joining a growing team of boxers led by former two-division world champion IBF# 8 Joan Guzman (jr welterweight). Others on the team are WBC #9, WBA #12 Ed Paredes (welterweight) and Dominican Olympians Claudio Marrero (lightweight) Juan Carlos Payano (bantamweight), Lennin Castillo (light-heavyweight). The only non-Dominican fighter in the group is Cuban-born Umberto Savigne (super-middleweight). (more…)

By Robert Coster Florida’s up and rising boxing promotional company, Acquinity Sports, has announced the signings of IBF #3 Argenis …










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