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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Boxing Result

Serie keeps Japanese 122lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBC#8/WBA#9 Japanese super-bantam champ Masaaki Serie (19-3, 8 KOs), 121.5, unified the national belts by pounding out a unanimous nod (98-93 twice and 97-94) over interim titlist Mikihito Seto (31-9-2, 16 KOs), 121.5, on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. They belonged to a same league of tricky and unorthodox stylists, or a Fritzie Zivik club. They kept on mixing up, clinching and holding each other all the way. The referee looked tired of giving too many warnings on their dirty fight. But it was Serie that connected with a bit more accurate combos, controlling later rounds, while Seto failed to display his usual aggressiveness. Promoter: B-Tight Promotions.



July 4th, 2011



Boxing News

Q&A: Alex Leapai

Story and photo by Ray Wheatley/World of Boxing

WBO#15 heavyweight Alex Leapai (22-3-3, 18KOs) talks to Fightnews about his big year in 2010 scoring impressive wins over good American heavyweights Travis Walker(37-6-1, 29KOs), Owen Beck (29-5, 20KOs)and Darnell Wilson (23-10 – 3, 20KOs) and in 2011 scored a KO win over former WBC challenger Peter OkHello (20-6, 18KOs). Leapai also was impressed with Kali Meehan scoring a KO over Michael Kirby last week but is confident he can defeat the IBF#7 Meehan. Alex would also welcome a bout with DKP Austalian heavyweight Mark DeMori. Alex is trained and managed by Noel Thornberry who guided Samoan Masolini Masoe to the WBA middleweight title. (more…)



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Video highlights from Hermosillo



July 3rd, 2011

UFC

Ortiz relaunched

Postfight coverage of UFC 132

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Tito Ortiz was all smiles following after UFC 132.

And “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” had plenty to smile about.

With his back to the wall and his job on the line, riding a winless-since-2006-streak into the Octagon, and facing a competitor that he crowned a top five in a stacked weight class, the former champion delivered . . . Click here for more

 



July 3rd, 2011

UFC

Cruz gets redemption

Postfight coverage of UFC 132

Story by Andreas Hale

The taste of revenge must be sweet for Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. For four years, Cruz waited to get another shot at Urijah Faber. After their initial clash back when the two were featherweights and Faber was champion, Cruz lie a defeated man for the first time. Not knowing whether or not he’d ever get another chance at Faber, he dropped down to the bantamweight division and went on a tear through the division and won eight fights in a row while claiming the then-WEC bantamweight title in the process. After years of jawing at one another, Cruz got his shot at redemption on Saturday night and avenged his loss against Faber in front of 12,497 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at UFC 132. . . Click here for more

 



July 3rd, 2011

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 132

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr & Andreas Hale
Photos by Donald Miralle/Zuffa

The main event at UFC 132 had all the elements of an excellent fight and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Dominick Cruz avenged his only blemish in his MMA career by defending his bantamweight crown and defeating Urijah Faber via unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

 



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Fury-Chisora next in spotlight

Now that the Klitschko-Haye showdown is over with, the next big attraction on the heavyweight horizon is the July 23 clash between unbeaten 6’9 heavyweight terror Tyson Fury and unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora. The PPV event airs in the U.S. live from London at 3 PM/ET, 12 PM/PT.



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Wlad: Go back to cruisers Haye

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Public Address/Stefan Hoyer

“This was a lesson, unfortunately without a KO, however I believe he has got enough of a beating to understand that there is nothing for him at heavyweight,” said WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko of vanquished ex-WBA titleholder David Haye. “He’s not cut from the same cloth. He should go back to cruiserweight.”

As for Haye’s claim that a broken toe contributed to his lackluster performance, Wlad stated, “This is just a cheap excuse. He should simply accept his defeat. That’s better. There were fights where I’ve broken my hand and I didn’t say a word about it. In the end, everybody gets the place in life that they earn, and the result of the fight speaks for itself.”

Haye, however, stated he wants to do it again. “I’d love him to give me a rematch,” Haye told reporters “He said he can knock me out and I’d love him to give it a go. I think it would be interesting. I think I hurt him more than he hurt me but that’s boxing. I’d love to knock him out but it wasn’t happening in there for me, unfortunately. I’m gutted I wasn’t able to do what I needed to do out there.”

Klitschko stated that Haye doesn’t really want a rematch and any rematch talk from Haye is due to pressure from reporters. “If there is a rematch, I will definitely knock him out,” promised Wlad.



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Knockouts at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Jeff Ellis of African Ring produced a seven bout tournament on Saturday afternoon at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, South Africa with six four rounders and ones six rounder that provided plenty of knockout action for the fans with only two bouts going the scheduled distance. (more…)



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Sosa gets KO1; Pongsaklek next

Report & Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

WBC mandatory flyweight title challenger Edgar Sosa (43-6, 26 KOs) needed just one round to dispatch Julio Paz (12-2, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza De Toros El Paseo in San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Sosa was too strong for the Uruguayan who went to the deck after a devastating body attack that ended with a right to the face.

The 112 lb international monarch said his performance was dedicated to the public of San Luis Potosi, who supported him and his grandma, who is ill, and to his representative Jacques Deschamps, who always has supported him. “He could not come but his soul is with us,” said Sosa. Next up the ex-WBC light flyweight champ is a shot at two-term WBC world flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam.

In a WBC super bantamweight eliminator, #2 rated South African Simpiwe Vetyeka (23-1, 13 KOs) snatched the WBC international belt of WBC #1 rated Giovanni “El Ruso” Caro (22-9-4, 17 KOs) with a unanimous decision.

In female boxing, Esmeralda Moreno successfully defended her WBC light flyweight belt for the second time against Mary Salinas from McAllen Texas.

Lightweight “Son of the Legend” Carlos Zarate Jr. (13-0, 8 KOs) dropped Adrian Rodriquez (8-4) twice in another one round destruction. Click here for more photos…



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Barros edges Caballero

By Robert Coster

WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros (33-1-1, 18 KOs) definitely benefited from the hometown advantage on Saturday night at the Polideportivo La Colonia in Junin, Mendoza, Argentina, winning a very debatable split decision over Celestino Caballero (34-4, 23 KOs) of Panama. Two knockdowns and constant aggression were not sufficient for the 35-year-old Caballero, in the eyes of the judges, to lift the crown from the local champion who was awarded a 114-112 (Sergio Caiz), 116-110 (Cesar Ramos) vote while judge Denny Nelson gave the nod to Caballero by 115-111. The local Argentinian TV commentators also saw Caballero the winner by the score of 115-112.



July 3rd, 2011

UFC

Cruz retains belt at UFC 132

UFC bantam champ evens score with Faber

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr & Andreas Hale

Dominick Cruz fought like he had a chip on his shoulder. In a bout where the champ was treated like the challenger, Cruz avenged the lone loss on his record, defeating crowd favorite Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. The judges scored the bout 50-45, 49-46, and 48-47.

Chris Leben defeated the living legend Wanderlei Silva by knockout in just 27 seconds in the night’s co-main event; Dennis Siver earned a hard fought unanimous decision over Matt Wiman. All three  judges saw it the same and scored the bout 29-28 for the German; With his career on the line, Tito Ortiz earned his first victory since 2006, tapping Ryan Bader with a guillotine choke at 1:56 in the opening round; In the night’s first main card bout, Carlos Condit handed Dyong Yun-Kim his first professional loss. “The Natural Born Killer” caught the “Stun Gun” with a vicious knee and followed that up with a series of punches. Time of stoppage was 2:58.



July 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Mucino, Chavez Gutierrez win

All three female IBF champions retained their titles on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

IBF female flyweight Arely Mucino (13-0-1, 8 KOs) stopped Soledad Macedo (10-7-1, 4 KOs) at :33 of round four.

IBF light flyweight champion Jessica Chavez (12-3-2, 3 KOs) floored challenger Mayerli Altamar (10-2-2, 5 KOs) in round five and got the stoppage with a barrage of punches moments later. Time was :43.

IBF female minimumweight champion Katia Gutierrez (13-3, 4 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Ana Arrazola (27-7-3, 17 KOs).



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Marquez retains WBA belt

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBA flyweight Hernan Marquez (31-2, 24 KOs) scored a third round KO over Edrin Dapudong (22-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The powerful Marquez launched a barrage of shots that put Dapudong on the deck and the bout was waved off by referee Raul Caiz Jr. at 1:49.

Unbeaten super flyweight Daniel Rosas (21-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage of journeyman Federico Catubay (26-19-3, 13 KOs). Time was 1:38. Click here for more photos…



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Klitschko defeats Haye

By Karl Freitag

The biggest heavyweight title fight in years wasn’t an instant classic as IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over cautious WBA champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany. In round one, Haye threw lots of power punches but didn’t land clean. Wlad landed some jabs but nothing hard. More connects in round two for both and things heated up further in round three. Haye landed a clean shot at the bell to end round four. Good combination by Klitschko in round five. Haye stayed mostly on the outside, occasionally jumping in with single shots. Klitschko pressed the action and was busier in every round. Klitschko was deducted a point by Geno Rodriguez for pushing down Haye in round eight, but took control down the stretch. Rodriguez gave Haye a count after he went down in the eleventh. Haye landed a hard shot in the twelfth, but Wlad came back. In the end, scores were 117-109, 118-108, 116-110. For more details and photos click here…



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing News

Afolabi ready for Dunstan

Ola Afolabi with trainer Fritz Sdunek in final preparation for his fight as co-feature on Klitschko/Haye megafight. Afoloabi defends his WBO Intercontinental cruiserweight title against UK Champion Terry Dunstan.



July 2nd, 2011

UFC

Faber looks for repeat win

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr

Playing on the big stage is hardly new to Urijah Faber (25-4).

Though he’s headlining the first sub-155 pound fight in UFC history at UFC 132, “The California Kid” has been one of the sport’s biggest little men for some time now.

Faber will do battle with current bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz. Since the pair’s first meeting four years ago lasted just 1:38 and ended with Cruz being choked out. It’s the only blemish on his record . . . Click here for more

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



July 2nd, 2011

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




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