Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, ...

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Photos: Ryan Hafey/Premier Boxing Champions WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over former ...

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Andrade set to take on Ennis

Photo: Star Boxing

Undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) believes his February 10 main-event fight against Derek “Pooh” Ennis (23-3-1, 13 KOs) for the vacant NABO junior middleweight title, is a continuation of a well designed plan, eventually landing him a world title fight later this year or in early 2013.

Andrade believes he has been unfairly tabbed a safety-first fighter. “Sometimes, it’s funny to me that, when I win by a decision, some people get mad because I didn’t knockout my opponent,” Andrade explained. “But they still get mad when I win by knockout. Whenever I fight, I bring a different look and nobody can say I don’t. I beat (Grady) Brewer with my jab and I went to (Saul) Duran’s body with power punches until he quit. Each and every fight, I’m better, stronger – stepping-up against better competition – and I’m still winning.” (more…)

Undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (15-0, 10 KOs) believes his February 10 main-event fight against Derek “Pooh” …


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Sulaiman: Chavez not scared of Martinez

WBC President Jose Sulaiman says WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez is getting a bad rap. “Yesterday I spent several hours on Twitter and I sensed the negative effects on the Mexican fans produced by press releases of promoters saying that Chavez Jr. will fight against several boxers if he beats Marco Antonio Rubio, which is already a very tough fight. As President of the WBC and close friend of Julio Cesar Chavez Sr and his sons, I wish to emphasize that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is in no way scared of Sergio Martinez. I know Chavez. I know he has the same brave heart just like his father. He’s a great boxer with power in his fists and he’s a Mexican idol, so let’s stop these attacks in regards that he doesn’t want to face his mandatory bout. The bout next February 4th between Julio Cesar and Marco Antonio Rubio will be a great bout full of courage and honor. With all respect to the Mexican fans, I inform you that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has never said that he won’t face Martinez. He has even said that he’s willing to face any boxer because he is a WBC world champion and he will prove it against anybody.”

WBC President Jose Sulaiman says WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez is getting a bad rap. “Yesterday I spent several …



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Salgado-Honorio for IBF title in April

By Gabriel F. Cordero

IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (24-1-1, 16 KOs) will defend his crown against his Mexican compatriot Martin Honorio (32-6-1, 16 KOs) in April at a venue to be determined. According to the IBF ratings Honorio will be the mandatory challenger of Salgado. Salgado’s last fight was in December 2011 making the first defense of his crown against Miguel Beltran Jr. That bout ended in a no contest after an accidental head butt in the second round. “I was informed about Martin Honorio will be my next opponent and we are already training for my next defense,” said Salgado. “I’m looking for big things in boxing and I must fight the best opponents.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (24-1-1, 16 KOs) will defend his crown against …


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Santana headlines Feb 24 in Dover

By Rick Scharmberg

WBA #12-ranked Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (26-3, 17 KOs) will defend his NABA light welterweight title against Manuel Perez (16-7-1, 4 KOs) in the ten round main event on Friday, February 24 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. In the co-feature, “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (18-1, 7 KOs) will take part in an eight round bout for the vacant WBF intercontinental super middleweight title against an opponent to be announced shortly. Santana, who is riding a 5-bout win streak, owns a win over world-rated Josesito Lopez, while Perez once fought recent world champion Brandon Rios to a ten round majority draw. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is the show’s promoter.

The 33-year-old Santana will be fighting for the second time at the venue’s Rollins Center. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg WBA #12-ranked Edgar “El Chamaco” Santana (26-3, 17 KOs) will defend his NABA light welterweight title against …




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NBC Sports Network Fight Night Photogallery/Full Report

Ringside Report: Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Tri Nguyen/Tri Nguyen Photography

Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings (12-0, 5 KOs) took a unanimous ten round decision over fellow prospect Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-1-1, 9 KOs) to win the vacant Pennsylvania State heavyweight title at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA. Jennings fought a tactical fight, boxing with movement, and unloading heavy combinations when the time was right. Byarm had his moments, but Jennings prevailed by scores of 97-93 and 96-94 (twice). In the co-feature, “King” Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) scored the biggest win of his career, stopping Jesus Soto-Karass (24-7-3, 16 KOs) at 2:06 of the fifth round of a scheduled ten round junior middleweight contest. Soto-Karass was taking heavy punishment along the ropes when referee Steve Smoger called a halt. The card was promoted by Main Events, in association with Peltz Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions. (More)

Ringside Report: Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Tri Nguyen/Tri Nguyen Photography Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings (12-0, 5 KOs) took a …


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Povetkin-Huck winner to fight Rahman

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Monday in Panama City, representatives of mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman and Alexander Povetkin/Marco Huck met in the WBA offices in Panama and resolved the situation involving Hasim Rahman. As scheduled, Huck will go to the ring on Feb. 25 against Russian WBA champ Alexander Povetkin in the Porsche-Arena, Stuttgart, Germany.

The meeting was held in the Panama office of the WBA with International Manager Ricardo Rizzo, WBA president Gilberto Mendoza, promoters Gregory Cohen (GCP LLP) and Chris Meyer (Sauerland Event) and Gilberto Jesus Mendoza WBA Vice Executive President. It was agreed that the winner of the Povetkin-Huck fight must face Rahman within a period not to exceed 120 days.

By Gabriel F. Cordero On Monday in Panama City, representatives of mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman and Alexander Povetkin/Marco Huck met …


UFC

UFC on FOX event in Chicago is sold-out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that its event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago is officially sold out. The UFC’s long-awaited return to the Windy City is headlined by a light heavyweight No. 1 contender fight between former champion Rashad Evans and unbeaten Phil Davis. In addition, middleweight contenders Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping collide for the right to fight champion Anderson Silva later this year, while Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Demian Maia meets red-hot 185-pound prospect Chris Weidman. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that its event on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago is …


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Rossel-Rodriguez for WBA belt in Mexico?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source has indicated the possibility that Peruvian Alberto Rossel (27-8, 13 KOs) will be the challenger of WBA interim light flyweight world champion Jose Rodriguez (28-0, 17 KOs) with a date and venue to be confirmed. For Rodriguez, it would be his first defense of the WBA title won by split decision last November in Mexico against the Thai Nethra Sasiprapa. For Rossel is his second title shot, previously losing by TKO9 against champ Hugo Cazarez in October 2010 in Mexico.

Rossel is the fourth Peruvian to try for a world title, following Orlando Romero, Oscar Rivadeneyra and Luis Ibanez. So far, Peru has no male world champion in its history but does have a female world champion in WBA super featherweight beltholder Kina Malpartida.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source has indicated the possibility that Peruvian Alberto Rossel (27-8, 13 KOs) will be the …



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Fonfara will go for USBO belt March 17

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Justine Jachna/Team Fonfara

Undefeated as a light heavyweight (eight fights, eight KOs) Andrzej ‘Polish Prince’ Fonfara (20-2, 11 KOs) has promised that 2012 will be a breakthrough year. Fonfara, currently #9 in the WBO rankings, also wants to have chance to fight for the vacant IBO light heavyweight title. “There’s a real chance for Andrew to fight for the IBO title this year,” said Marek Fonfara, Andrzej’s brother, who is also the Polish 24-year-old’s manager. “This is why we decided to upgrade our next event. On March 17 in the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, Andrzej will be fighting for IBO/USBO title. In the next couple of days, we will make an announcement about his opponent. March 17 is the most important fight in Andrzej’s young career. He understands that very well.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Justine Jachna/Team Fonfara Undefeated as a light heavyweight (eight fights, eight KOs) Andrzej ‘Polish Prince’ Fonfara …


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Kameda to face Ruiz later this year

At the conclusion of a private meeting held at the classic and antique Geneve Hotel in Mexico City, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and promoter Shiro Kameda of Kameda Promotions have announced that power-punching WBA Interim Bantamweight Champion Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (29-1, 26 KOs) will face WBA Bantamweight World Champion Koki Kameda in a title fight showdown later this year. The agreement, which already has the full blessing of the WBA, stipulates that each fighter will first make an interim title defense. Ruiz’s fight is scheduled for March 17. Kameda will fight in April 2012.

At the conclusion of a private meeting held at the classic and antique Geneve Hotel in Mexico City, Sampson Lewkowicz …


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Chilemba ready for war with Miranda

When South Africa’s world ranked light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (18-1-1, 9 KOs), steps in the ring on February 3 against Edison “Pantera” Miranda (35-6, 30 KO’s), he’s going to have bad intentions on his mind. Chilemba, DiBella Entertainment’s rising star, went on to say, “I have a great deal of respect Edison Miranda, he’s a worthy opponent, but I’m coming to make a statement come fight night. There is no room for error, and I’m not going to leave it up to the judges to decide the outcome. Make no mistake about it…I’m gunning for a knockout.” (more…)

When South Africa’s world ranked light heavyweight contender, Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (18-1-1, 9 KOs), steps in the ring on …


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Full Report: Ponce De Leon-Estrella

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Golden Boy Promotions in association with Erik Morales’ Box Latino presented an exciting night of action last Saturday night in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, as former super bantamweight world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (42-4, 35KOs) brutally battered over matched Omar “Dinamita” Estrella (15-4-2, 10KOs) en route to a sixth round knock out win in the main event of the “Batalla En La Bahia (Battle at the Bay)” held at the brand new venue “Bodega del Boxeo”. With the win, Ponce de Leon captured the vacant WBC USNBC featherweight title. Over fifteen hundred fight fans filled the restored where house to the brink as they enjoyed a nine bout fight card. The event was televised live in Mexico by Televisa. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon Golden Boy Promotions in association with Erik Morales’ Box Latino presented an exciting night …



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Mendez back in action

By Francisco Salazar

Looks like super featherweight contender Argenis Mendez will return to the ring on Saturday, February 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, promoter Lou DiBella confirmed to Fightnews.com on Saturday afternoon. The Dominican-born Mendez (19-2, 10 KO’s) is currently training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA. Mendez challenged for a vacant world title bout in September against Juan Carlos Salgado, losing a controversial 12 round unanimous decision in a bout a majority of the press saw him win. In his last bout in November, Mendez stopped Alex Perez in the second round of a scheduled 10 round bout. Mendez will appear on the undercard of the Victor Ortiz-Andre Berto welterweight showdown, which will be co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. No opponent has been announced yet for Mendez. The bout will more than likely be televised on the Showtime Extreme channel.

By Francisco Salazar Looks like super featherweight contender Argenis Mendez will return to the ring on Saturday, February 11th at …


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Ex-champion Brähmer ready for return

As of Monday’s press conference, former WBO light heavyweight Champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) is still scheduled to fight on Saturday at the Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. After 18 months out of the ring and three late title defense cancellations in a row that led to him being stripped of his world title, Brähmer says he’s now ready to rumble. “The preparation was better than expected, and I’ve kept fit the whole time. Of course, the first week of sparring was a bit bumpy. I initially wanted to work with a lot of power, but then the timing quickly got better.”

Despite all the anguish of the recent cancellations, promoter Universum has extended Brähmer’s contract. “I am really glad and proud that Jürgen boxes with us,” said CEO Waldemar Kluch.

As of Monday’s press conference, former WBO light heavyweight Champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) is still scheduled to fight …


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Sosa-Uicab WBC eliminator on April 7

By Robert Coster

Photo: Erik Estrella

Former world champion Edgar Sosa (44-7, 27 KOs) squares off with Wilbert Uicab (33-6-1, 18 KOs) in an all-Mexican showdown at the Grand Oasis Hotel in Cancun on April 7th. The fight is being billed as a WBC flyweight title eliminator between WBC #2 and WBC flyweight International beltholder Sosa and WBC #5 and WBC silver titlist Uicab. Says co-promotor Ricardo Maldonado, “This bout is between two very talented boxers and it promises to be a real, all-out Mexican war that is as good as any world title fight. In fact, this bout is more competitive than many world title fights today.” (more…)

By Robert Coster Former world champion Edgar Sosa (44-7, 27 KOs) squares off with Wilbert Uicab (33-6-1, 18 KOs) in …


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George-Rodriguez replaces Andy Lee

In a very intriguing matchup between world ranked super middleweights Donovan George (22-1, 19 KOs) and Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 KOs) will square off March 17th. The bout will be the HBO opener 10 or 12 rounds prior to the Sergio Martinez vs Matthew Macklin St. Patrick’s Day main event in Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Middleweight Andy Lee was originally slated to open the telecast, but pulled out to seek a possible world title shot. On paper, George-Rodriguez seems like for sure fireworks as both are decent punchers. And, both fighters are expected to sell a lot of tickets with George being of Irish decent and Rodriguez of Dominican.

In a very intriguing matchup between world ranked super middleweights Donovan George (22-1, 19 KOs) and Edwin Rodriguez (20-0, 14 …



Feature Story

Inside the Kelly Pavlik camp

Report and photos by Francisco Salazar

Former unified middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, who has battled personal problems within the last year, hopes a change of scenery will allow him to focus on boxing again and hopefully pursue another shot at a world title belt. That change of scenery is far away from the familiar surroundings of his hometown of Youngstown, OH, where some say have contributed to his recent troubles. Instead, he traveled westward to Oxnard, CA, where he has been training at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy since last Monday.

Unlike Youngstown, OH, Pavlik could blend in with the almost 200,000 people that call Oxnard home. Whereas Pavlik may be the main sports story in his hometown, he could take a back seat to other well-known fighters in Ventura County, such as Sergio Martinez, Brandon Rios, and Victor Ortiz. Not to mention the top high school soccer programs in Oxnard, which have dominated the local sports pages in recent weeks.

Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) can live with that. (more…)

Report and photos by Francisco Salazar Former unified middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, who has battled personal problems within the last …


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Muhammad Ali and the First Amendment

By David L. Hudson Jr.

The incomparable Muhammad Ali, former three-time world heavyweight champion, just turned 70. A cultural icon on a global scale, Ali transcends sports. But he’s more than a popular former champion and world hero. He and his life story exemplify the freedoms found in the First Amendment. Ali freely exercised his religious faith. He regularly spoke provocatively on a variety of topics. The press was abuzz with coverage and criticism. Thousands assembled in support of him, and the champion himself took part in rallies, parades and marches. Some petitioned the government to redress the injustice of his conviction for refusing military service, which resulted in his being exiled from the boxing ring for his beliefs. (More)

By David L. Hudson Jr. The incomparable Muhammad Ali, former three-time world heavyweight champion, just turned 70. A cultural icon …


UFC

Jorge Rivera Retires As a Winner!

Story by David L. Hudson

He never won a UFC world title. He never even fought for a world title in the UFC. He lost seven times in the Octagon, including stoppage losses to the likes of Michael Bisping, Terry Martin and Chris Leben. But, this game warrior also won eight bouts in the UFC, including his UFC debut back in September 2003. He fought 15 times in the Octagon and proved himself a tough warrior – whether he fought in the prelims or on the main, televised bouts. (more…)

Story by David L. Hudson He never won a UFC world title. He never even fought for a world title …


Boxing Result

Ceja Brothers victorious in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican flyweight prospect Luis “Gallito” Ceja (21-1-3, 17 KOs) won via twelve round unanimous decision (115-113, 116-112 and 116-112) over Argentinian Carlos “Bad Boy” Ruiz (11-1, 7 KOs) to retained the WBC Fecarbox title in the main event of “Clash of Nations” on Saturday night at the Jilotepec Convention Center, State of Mexico in an event organized by Baja Boxing and broadcast by Televisa.

In the co-feature, undefeated Julio “Pollito” Ceja (18-0, 17 KOs) stopped experienced former world title challenger Ronald Barrera (30-9-2, 19 KOs) of Colombia at the 2:21 of the fourth round to be crowned WBC bantamweight Fecarbox champion.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican flyweight prospect Luis “Gallito” Ceja (21-1-3, 17 KOs) won via twelve round unanimous decision (115-113, …


UFC

Pat Barry: “Feeling Spectacular!”

Story by David L. Hudson

Pat Barry made some sweet music of his own in Music City, delivering a highlight reel knockout of Christian Morecraft in a heavyweight clash. The 5-11’ Barry returned to the winning column over his 6-6’ opponent after dropping his previous two fights against Cheick Kongo and Stefan Struve. (more…)

Story by David L. Hudson Pat Barry made some sweet music of his own in Music City, delivering a highlight …


Boxing Result

Namauu Beats Godfrey at the Boat

By Shamus Young at ringside

Cruiserweight Henry Namauu improved to 10-4 with a unanimous decision over Joell Godfrey (now 13-6-1) over ten rounds at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Godfrey had a reach advantage and could win exchanges in the middle of the ring, but he chose to rope –a-dope for long stretches of rounds. Perhaps Godfrey was doing rope-a-dope as a tribute to Ali’s 70th birthday, but it was an ineffective tribute. Godfrey’s defense wasn’t tight enough, so plenty of scoring blows came through. And when he wasn’t on the roles, Godfrey just wasn’t moving his hands often enough to win the round. Namauu just piled up points. Scores were 99-91, 97-93, and 96-94. Fightnews had it 96-95 for Namauu. (more…)

By Shamus Young at ringside Cruiserweight Henry Namauu improved to 10-4 with a unanimous decision over Joell Godfrey (now 13-6-1) …


Boxing Result

Zumbrun KOs Couser in 4

Report and photo by Travis Landon

Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun (25-12-1, 13 KOs) stayed perfect in Utah by knocking out Cliff Couser (26-22-2) in the fourth round of their fight in Ogden, UT. Zumbrun came out the aggressor landing combinations to the head and body that put Couser against the ropes. In the second round Billy hurt Couser against the ropes early in the round and followed up with several rights to the body to prompt the referee to give Couser a standing eight count. Later in the round Billy landed another series of blows to prompt a second standing eight, but Couser survived the round. Billy continued his assault until he finally put Couser down for the count in round four with a hard right hand followed up by a combination. After the fight Zumbrun said he would like to get a couple more fights before getting a big fight. With the win Zumbrun is now 15-0 in Utah.

Report and photo by Travis Landon Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun (25-12-1, 13 KOs) stayed perfect in Utah by knocking out …


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Mike Easton: “The Hulk” Flexes His Boxing Skills

Postfight by David L. Hudson

Mike Easton may be a bantamweight, but they call him “the Hulk.” This muscle-bound, 5-6’ warrior ran his professional MMA record to 12-1 and his UFC record to 2-0 with a majority decision win over Jared Papazian in Nashville, Tennessee. (more…)

Postfight by David L. Hudson Mike Easton may be a bantamweight, but they call him “the Hulk.” This muscle-bound, 5-6’ …


Boxing Result

Vazquez retains IBF lightweight title

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (30-3, 13 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Ameth Diaz (30-11, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Olímpico de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Vazquez was in command all the way, as reflected by the scores of 120-107, 120-107 and 119-108.

In other results, welterweight Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (24-2, 24 KOs) scored a second round KO over Juan Jesus “Burbu” Rivera. Super lightweight Ricardo “Dinamita¨ Álvarez bombed out Adrian Rodríguez in round one. Hot female mini-flyweight prospect “Princesa Tapatía” Joselyn Arroyo shut out Salma “Terrible” Canales over six. more photos

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (30-3, 13 KOs) retained his title with a twelve …


Boxing Result

Stunner: Corley hands Bracero first loss

By Mike Bernier at ringside
Photos: Marty Rosengarten / ringsidephotos.com

DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Series kicked off Saturday night in front of a sold out crowd at Roseland Ballroom in NYC with a scheduled 9 bouts featuring local and international fighters. In the main event of the evening, Brooklyn’s undefeated NABF Jr. Welterweight Champion, Gabriel “Tito” Bracero (18-1, 3 KO’s) was dethroned of his Jr. Welterweight title by former two-time World Champion, DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley (38-19-1, 22KO’s) of Washington, DC. It was an action packed fan friendly bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Corley, who is a southpaw, entered the ring losing 8 out of his last 9 fights and displayed that at 37 years young he still has what it takes to beat a young up and coming lion on the road. Corley entered the ring wearing a plain white bath rope that looks like he borrowed it from his hotel and was adorned with a Ushanka (Russian fur cap) on his head. Bracero entered the ring looking confident and acknowledged his fans in attendance while cheering “Tito, Tito, Tito!” (more…)

By Mike Bernier at ringside Photos: Marty Rosengarten / ringsidephotos.com DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing Series kicked off Saturday night in …


Boxing Result

Quijano hammers Gallo

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Super flyweight David Quijano (14-2-1, 9 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision over Javier Gallo (18-5-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Pedrin Zorrilla in Hato Rey, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Quijano dropped Gallo with seconds left in the tenth round to punctuate a 98-91, 98-91, 96-93 win.

Lightweight Regino Canales (4-2, 1 KO) won by TKO when the referee stopped the fight at the start of the sixth round after the doctor checked the right eye of Edgardo Rivera (6-2, 5 KOs). Canales, who was down in the first round, dominated the second, third, fourth and fifth rounds with his better boxing skills. more photos

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Super flyweight David Quijano (14-2-1, 9 KOs) pounded out a ten round unanimous decision …


Boxing Result

Bonanni wins by KO in Argentina

By Gabriel F. Cordero and Leo Benatar

Argentinian prospect Argentine Juan Manuel Bonanni (17-2-2, 6 KOs) won by knockout in the third round against compatriot Hector Santana (13-2, 10 KOs) in a welterweight fight at the CEDEM Home No. 2 in the province of Buenos Aires. Bonanni was from beginning to end working smart and effective boxing from a distance as it suited him, while Santana sought to trade at all times, but at a very slow and tiresome pace. Near the end of the first round Bonanni sent Santana to the canvas with a powerful right cross over the ear. Then in the third Bonanni threw a right cross that almost reached its destination and then came a powerful left on Santana’s temple. He crumpled to the mat slowly and in poor condition received referee Jorge Bacile’s count and knockout decree.

By Gabriel F. Cordero and Leo Benatar Argentinian prospect Argentine Juan Manuel Bonanni (17-2-2, 6 KOs) won by knockout in …


Boxing Result

Ponce De Leon punishes Estrella

Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Omar Estrella (15-4-2, 10 KOs) in a featherweight bout on Saturday night at the Bodega Del Boxeo in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico. Ponce De Leon rebounded from consecutive losses to Adrien Broner and Yuriorkas Gamboa with the win.

In the co-feature, bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz (19-0-1, 11 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Alejandro Hernandez (24-9-2, 13 KOs).

Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon (42-4, 35 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Omar Estrella (15-4-2, 10 …


Boxing Result

Jennings outworks Byarm

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen

In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (12-0, 5 KOs) of South Philly won a ten round unanimous decision Maurice Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs) of North Philly to claim the vacant Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Championship on Saturday night at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia. Jennings outworked Byarm to earn a 97-93, 96-94, 96-94 verdict.

Jr middleweight “King” Gabriel Rosado (19-5, 11 KOs) scored a surprisingly one-sided fifth round TKO over Jesus Soto-Karass (24-8-3, 16 KOs). Rosado was on the attack from the opening bell until referee Steve Smoger waved it off at 2:06 of the fifth with Soto-Karass under heavy fire.

Fast rising light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (9-0, 6 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Damar Singleton (8-1, 4 KOs) over six, but failed to impress. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55. more photos

By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Tri Nguyen In a clash of unbeaten heavyweights, Bryant Jennings (12-0, …


Boxing Result

Miller upsets Hammack in St. Charles, MO

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside

As the icy rain fell outside, Rumble Time Promotions, turned up the heat at the Heart of St. Charles Banquet Center in St. Charles, MO, Friday night. In an upset, veteran light heavyweight, Shannon Miller (25-47-8, 18 KOs) made the trip from his home in Columbus, MS tripping up local favorite, Shawn Hammack (21-8-2, 15 KOs), winning a unanimous 6 round decision. (more…)

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside As the icy rain fell outside, Rumble Time Promotions, turned up the …


Boxing Result

Price annihilates McDermott

In a clash for the English heavyweight title and final eliminator for the British and Commonwealth championship, unbeaten 2008 Olympic gold medalist David Price (12-0, 10 KOs) destroyed John McDermott (26-8, 17 KOs) in the first round on Saturday at Liverpool Olympia in Liverpool, England. The 6’8 Price dropped McDermott three times, the third time for the count. The bout lasted 73 seconds.

In a clash for the English heavyweight title and final eliminator for the British and Commonwealth championship, unbeaten 2008 Olympic …


Scale Watch

Complete Weights from Philadelphia

Maurice Byarm 244.5 vs. Bryant Jennings 220
Jesus Sot-Karass 154 vs. Gabriel Rosado 153.5
Doel Carrasquillo 149 vs. Ray Robinson 148.5
Lenwood Dozier 146 vs. Jose Perlata Alejo 145
Damar Singleton 176.5 vs. Sullivcan Barrera 174.5
Pedro Andres 136 vs. Naim Nelson 137.5
David Gonzales 142 vs. Korey Pritchett 141

Venue: Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Main Events, Peltz Boxing, Greg Cohen Promotions
TV: NBC Sports Network
Tickets: available $45 & $65

Maurice Byarm 244.5 vs. Bryant Jennings 220 Jesus Sot-Karass 154 vs. Gabriel Rosado 153.5 Doel Carrasquillo 149 vs. Ray Robinson …


Boxing News

San Diego presser

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Gabriel Barron

On Friday afternoon, Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions along with representatives from the Gonzalez Sports Academy held a well attended press conference at the popular Brew House in Eastlake, CA, a suburb of San Diego, CA, to officially announce their Friday, January 27th, fight card “Champions of Tomorrow”. The event will be held on the grounds of the Gonzalez Sports Academy, a 29,000 square foot facility which houses three volleyball courts, a track and field installation, batting cages and pitching mounds along with an impressive weight room which recently former welterweight champion Antonio Margarito used as he prepared for his Miguel Cotto rematch. For more details and photos click here…

By Felipe Leon Photos: Gabriel Barron On Friday afternoon, Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions along with representatives from …


Feature Story

Report/gallery: Rigondeaux vs. Ramos

Ringside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Cuban boxing sensation and two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux may have lulled fight fans at The Palms to sleep with several painfully tentative rounds against Rico Ramos, but he woke them up with a sensational sixth round knockout to claim the WBA super bantamweight title. The previously undefeated Ramos was overmatched from the outset as a cool, calm and calculated Rigondeaux waited for Ramos to over commit and drilled him with a straight left hand that stunned his foe and followed up with another left hand that sent Ramos tumbling to the canvas. Fortunately for Ramos there were only seconds on the clock . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. Photos by Chris Cozzone Cuban boxing sensation and two-time Olympic gold medalist …










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