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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

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Boxing News

Stiverne KOs Arreola in round six

By Rocky Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) won an all out war against Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-4, 31 KOs) to capture the vacant WBC heavyweight championship. The two went to war in the third and fourth rounds with Arreola getting the better of Stiverne but the tides changed in the fifth round as Stiverne put on a boxing clinic and Arreola seemed to tire. In the sixth round, Stiverne dropped Arreola hard with a right hand and Arreola barely beat the count only to be dropped again. Stiverne went in for the kill and with Arreola defenseless and taking bombs, referee Jack Reiss waived off the bout to at 2:02 of the sixth round.

At the time of the stoppage, judges Max Deluca and Robert Tapper scored the bout 48-47 for Arreola and Jerry Roth had it 48-47 for Stiverne, who not only wins the WBC heavyweight championship but also becomes the first man to knock out the granite chinned Arreola. Mandatory WBC challenger for Stiverne, Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) may be next for Stiverne.

Stiverne becomes the first Haitian-born heavyweight champion. After the fight, Stiverne said the plan was let Arreola get comfortable, “then crack him.” Stiverne’s promoter Don King once again controls part of the heavyweight championship. (more…)



May 11th, 2014



Boxing News

More results from Los Angeles

By Rocky Morales at ringside

In a walk-out 10 round heavyweight bout at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Eric “Drummer Boy” Molina (21-2, 15KO) and DaVarryl “A Touch Of Sleep” Williamson (27-8, 23KO) lived up to Williamson’s nickname by putting the crowd to sleep for 3.5 rounds before Molina finally came to life in the fourth round landing some perfectly placed shots on the 45-year-old one time world title challenger. There was good two-way action in the fifth round but the referee was very quick to stop the bout at 2:39 of the fifth round after Molina landed a hard right hand. The stoppage seemed very premature, although Molina appeared on his way to victory over Williamson who had not fought since June 2012 and fought just twice in the past 4.5 years. Molina, a one time loser to Chris Arreola by first round knockout, wins his third bout in a row.

U.S. Olympian, Abel Ramos (9-0-2, 5 KOs) was lucky to keep his unbeaten record intact following a battering he took from once-defeated Levan Ghvacichava (11-1-1, 8 KO) from the Republic of Georgia. Ramos was a bloody mess and Ghvaamichava controlled the action for the majority of the bout yet seemed to get the short end of the stick as the result was a majority decision draw with scores of 57-57, 57-57 and 55-59. Incredibly, the one dissenting judge actually had it four rounds to two in favor of Ramos.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Nietes beats up Fuentes, keeps WBO title

Report/photos by Nick Giongco

Donne Nietes of the Philippines retained his WBO light-flyweight crown late Saturday night in Manila via a brutal ninth-round stoppage of mandatory Mexican challenger Moises Fuentes. Nietes floored Fuentes down three times and referee Robert Byrd stepped in with four seconds remaining in the ninth canto. Fuentes absorbed an overhand Nietes right that produced the first knockdown and the Filipino was penalized for hitting the Mexican when he was already on all fours. But Nietes, who later apologized for the infraction, pounced on the hurt Fuentes and scored another knockdown courtesy of his vaunted right hand. Byrd still allowed the fight to continue but another Nietes right decked him again. This time, Byrd did not even bother to administer the count. Nietes and Fuentes had battled to a draw the first time they met in 2013. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Cincinnati Prelims: Short Fuse Delivers, Beats Natal

Veteran middleweight Ed Herman got a big win when he needed it, as he bounced back from a 1-2 stretch to defeat Rafael Natal via unanimous decision in UFC Fight Night prelim action Saturday night at U.S. Bank Arena . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Mathews beats Gethin to regain British belt

British lightweight champion Martin Gethin (24-5-1, 11 KOs) was dethroned by former beltholder Derry Mathews (35-9-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, UK. Many close rounds, but in the end it was local favorite Mathews prevailing 117-113, 116-112 on two cards, while Gethin was up 115-114 on the third card.

Middleweight Chris Eubank (15-0, 10 KOs) stopped overmatched Robert Swierzbinski (13-3, 3 KOs) in round seven. Swierzbinski was down seven times.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola Fight Notes

–First Professional Boxing Event held on the campus of the University of Southern California.

–Event is being telecast LIVE by ESPN, (8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT) to over 98 million homes as well as over 140 countries world wide.

–Chris Arreola is attempting to become the first Mexican Heavyweight World Champion while Bermane Stiverne is aiming for the first Haitian Heavyweight Champion.

–Latest odds show a very close fight, Stiverne at minus 160, while Arreola is plus 135.

–Music legend Richie Sambora of the rock band Bon Jovi will perform “America The Beautiful”.

–The evening will be hosted by the internationally recognized voice of professional boxing, Hall of Fame ring announcer Michael Buffer.

–Celebrities in attendance will include legendary baseball player Pete Rose, Extra TV host Mario Lopez, former Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, award winning actor Morris Chestnut, singer Kaya Jones of the Pussycat Dolls, actor Victor Rasuk of The Lords of Dogtown and TV star Niecy Nash.

–Boxing stars attending include James Toney, Deontay Wilder, David Haye, Vanes Martirosyan, Sergio Mora, Josesito Lopez, John Molina Jr., Gabriel Ruelas, twin brothers Javier and Oscar Molina, Andre Berto and Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant.



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Smith defeats Donahue in Chester

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photo by Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Dhafir “No Fear” Smith won a 6-round unanimous decision over “Wildman” Brian Donahue in the main event of a troubled fight card Friday night at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. The cruiserweight bout between the two Philadelphians was a late substitute for the originally scheduled main event, which fell out about one week before fight night. But cancellation wasn’t restricted to the top of the bill. Several preliminary bouts were also scratched leading up to the event. In all, just three fights occurred. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Gonzalez shocks Lock, wins NABA 126lb belt

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (27-5, 23 KOs) shocked the local crowd on Friday night at the luxurious Dover Downs Casino in Dover, Delaware, dropping Cornelius “Lightning” Lock (22-7-2, 13 KOs) three times to capture the vacant NABA featherweight title by seventh round knockout. In the co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Champ’s Management and Dover Downs Casino, welterweight sensation and NABO title holder “The New” Ray Robinson (18-2, 8 KOs) showed newfound power as he battered George “El Terible” Sosa (13-8, 13 KO’s) right from the opening bell en-route to a one sided fourth round stoppage. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Fight for Peace is more like a war

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Goossen Tutor & Big Joe Miranda

The heavyweight division will be the center of attention for the boxing world tonight as WBC #1 contender Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KO’s) will take on WBC #2 rated Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KO’s) in a rematch for the vacant WBC heavyweight title live on ESPN. If the fire we saw at the final press conference is any indication, the “so called ‘Fight for Peace’ will be anything but.

“There is passion and emotion from the verbal exchange we saw with these two,” Stiverne’s Hall of Fame promoter Don King told Fightnews.com. “It’s going to be a war, a war of words, war of bones and mind.”

Arreola’s promoter Dan Goossen told us, “We’re in for a great heavyweight fight with the big boys of boxing. It’s what the fans have wanted. Stiverne-Arreola is a can’t miss bar room brawl!”

Of all things, why is this fight called the ‘Fight for Peace?’ The name is meant to pay tribute to former WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. “This is a fight for peace and it’s truly going to shed light in the heavyweight division. You have to admire what Vitali has done, giving up his title to go and fight for peace in his country,” explained King. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder talks Stiverne-Arreola

Photo: Team Wilder

Photo: Team Wilder


By Miguel Maravilla

Number one ranked WBC heavyweight contender Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama is the next man in line to fight for the heavyweight title. Fightnews.com caught up with the “Bronze Bomber,” who is town to attend this weekend’s heavyweight title rematch between Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) at the Galen Center on the campus of USC in Los Angeles live on ESPN.

“I saw the first fight,” said Wilder. “I thought I seen an out of shape Arreola. I really didn’t think he trained at all for that fight because Stiverne was unknown then and is still unknown now. I think he took him very lightly in that fight, but Stiverne did what he had to do and he won. But this fight is different because there is so much on the line. We are talking about the heavyweight championship of the world. That seals the deal. When you have that on the line, you definitely want to die in the ring.” (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara press tour wraps up in Puerto Rico

Photos: Joel Colon

The Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara press tour wrapped up on Friday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, finalizing the four-city kickoff to their July 12 PPV clash in Las Vegas.

Canelo Alvarez: I just want to say that I am always 100 percent prepared. He [Lara] is a great fighter, a great boxer, a tough fighter, but I have fought against all styles. I have the experience and on July 12 may the best man win.”

Erislandy Lara: On July 12, the fans are going to see Mexico vs. Cuba and history is going to repeat itself. Just like when the underdog at the time, Tito Trinidad defeated Oscar De La Hoya…Puerto Ricans and Cubans are good brothers. On July 12 you will see Erislandy Lara giving the best of himself and I want to tell you that Erislandy Lara will beat Canelo Alvarez just like Trinidad beat Oscar de la Hoya. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola Weigh-in Photo Gallery

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Bermane Stiverne 239.5 vs. Chris Arreola 239
(Vacant WBC heavyweight title)

Amir Imam 139.6 vs. Yordenis Ugas 140
DaVarryl Williams 240.6 v. Eric Molina 214.4
Adam Collins 194 vs. B.J. Flores 205.4
Levan Ghvamichava 141.4 vs. Abel Ramos 142.4
Jaxel Marrero 124 vs. Mario Berrios 123
Travis Davidson 160.6 vs. Caleb Planet 159.8
Rodricka Ray 217.2 vs. Razvan Cajanu 269.4

Venue: USC Galen Center, Los Angeles
Promoter: Goossen Tutor/DKP
TV: ESPN

More photos…



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Meza-Clay, Briggs headline May 17

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in association with 8-Time world champion Roy Jones Jr. & TNT Promotions presents “Back With a Vengeance” live at The Harv on May 17. A full bill of professional boxing is on tap featuring the highly anticipated return of the ultimate toe-to-toe action warrior Monty Meza-Clay when he faces Adolfo “El Terror” Landeros of Mexico City, Mexico in the main event.

In the evening’s special attraction, the comeback of former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs continues when he faces spoiler Matt “Gator” Greer. (more…)



May 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Doberman Promotions makes Tijuana debut

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

First time Tijuana promoter Dobberman Promotions packed the house but left much to be desired as far as action inside the ring when the five scheduled bouts were completely devoid of drama last night at the Hangar 27 discotheque located in the Rio district of Tijuana, Mexico. In attendance was former champ Giovanni Segura who addressed the crowd and promised to knock out Juan Francisco “Gallito” Estrada if given the opportunity. Unfortunately that was as good as it was going to get in the ring in front of a packed house of about 500 fight fans.

In the main event, Tijuana middleweight Miguel “Maikito” Martinez Jr (4-0, 2KOs) made quick work of Ramiro Rosales (0-5) stopping him at 1:19 mark of the second round. It was all Martinez from the opening bell as he obviously carried the overmatched Rosales for the majority of the first round. An over hand right followed by a left uppercut sent Rosales reeling against the ropes and looked ready to go but Martinez let him live. Early in the second Martinez scored with a run-of-the-mill left but Rosales jumped through the air in his best Greg Louganis impression. Rosales beat the count and Martinez Jr looked annoyed the histrionics so he quickly stepped on the pedal landing a straight right and then another left uppercut, this time dropping Rosales for good. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Cincinnati Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Erick Silva and the middleweight bout between Costas Philippou and Lorenz Larkin, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and UFC FIGHT PASS members can see three early prelim bouts at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Erick Silva (170.5) VS Matt Brown (170.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Lorenz Larkin (185.5) VS Costas Philippou (185)
Daron Cruickshank (156) VS Erik Koch (155)
Tim Means (170) VS Neil Magny (170.5)
Ruan Potts (244) VS Soa Palelei (263)
Louis Smolka (126) VS Chris Cariaso (125.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Rafael Natal (185) VS Ed Herman (185)
Darrell Montague (125) VS Kyoji Horiguchi (126)
Zak Cummings (169.5) VS Yan Cabral (170.5)
Johnny Eduardo (136) VS Eddie Wineland (136)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Nik Lentz (145) VS Manny Gamburyan (145)
Ben Wall (155) VS Justin Salas (155.5)
Albert Tumenov (170.5) VS Anthony Lapsley (174)

Watch the full weigh-in!
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May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Perez injury KOs HBO clash with Jennings

The WBC heavyweight eliminator between Bryant “By By” Jennings and Mike “The Rebel” Perez scheduled for May 24th at the American Bank Arena and telecast on HBO has been cancelled due to Perez suffering a shoulder injury while training. At the present time the entire show in Corpus Christi TX, has been cancelled.

“I was floored when I got the call this morning from Perez’s manager Patrick Thomas that he injured his shoulder in sparring,” Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. “Mike is flying back to Ireland to see a shoulder specialist. I’m hoping to hear good news that the injury is not too serious and the fight can be rescheduled in the near future. I know Mike is devastated because of this setback but looks forward to continuing his dream of marching toward a WBC world title fight.”

“When I received the news this afternoon that Perez got injured I felt so bad for Bryant because I know how hard he trained for this fight and how much he was looking forward to fighting for this WBC elimination bout,” said Gary Shaw. “I’m hope for that Perez’s is minor and we can get these guys back in the ring in a timely manner.”



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Unbeaten cruiserweights collide May 15

On Thursday, May 15 Cruiserweight prospect Steve Bujaj (12-0, 9 KOs) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on fellow undefeated Junior Wright (10-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round fight for the WBC USNBC and the WBC International cruiserweight titles. The 23-year old native of Yonkers, New York has been training hard for the fight that could catapult him into title contention. “I am just ready to fight. This is a big opportunity with a lot on the line and I am ready to take care of business,”said Buaj. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, PA

Dhafir Smith 187 vs. Brian Donahue 192
Roberto Irizarry 126 vs. Benjamin Burgos 126
Patrick O’Çonnor 225 vs. Aaron Bratton 235
Antonio DuBose 130 vs. William Harris 134
Anthony Prescott 157 vs. Tyrell Boggs TBA

Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
Promoters: Joey Eye Boxing and XFE
1st Bell: 7:30 PM



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Former U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez raising awarness about California water woes

As part of a special night dedicated to raising awareness about water shortages in the Central Valley, former U.S. Olympic boxer turned undefeated professional lightweight Jose Ramirez will throw out the ceremonial first pitch during The Fresno Grizzlies’ game against the El Paso Chihuahuas at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Chukchansi Park. Ramirez, the fighting pride of nearby Avenal, will also be available on the concourse to sign autographs throughout the game. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Masternak to face Kalenga now on June 21

Golden Gloves has put the finishing touches to its “KO at the Casino” tournament in Monte Carlo on June 21, an event that now includes an intriguing WBA Interim cruiserweight title clash between Mateusz Masternak and Youri Kalenga. The card is headlined by Martin Murray of the UK against Max Bursak of Ukraine for the vacant WBC Silver middleweight belt.

WBA/IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler will make his European debut against Pigmy Kokietgym and undefeated former IBO super-middleweight champion Tommy Oosthuizen will make his debut at light-heavyweight against former African champion Doudou Ngumbu. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

Boxing Result

Bermane Stiverne: “This fight is not going the distance!”

Stiverne 5By David Finger; Photos by Mary Ann Owen w/BoxingInLasVegas.com

Boxing fans have waited a long time for this, almost as long as Bermane Stiverne. On May 10th he will take part in a historic heavyweight fight that will see either boxing’s first Haitian born heavyweight champion or boxing’s first Mexican-American heavyweight champion. Regardless of who wins, it will be the first time in awhile that someone not named “Klitschko” will be holding a belt for one of the major sanctioning organizations.

For Stiverne, a lifetime dream is about to come true. All he has to do is repeat the performance he pulled off back in April of last year. All he has to do is beat Chris Arreola. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

UFC

Lorenz Larkin: There’s a monsoon comin’

The picture on Lorenz Larkin’s Twitter account may not be of the 27-year-old UFC middleweight, but in paying tribute to late WWE star The Ultimate Warrior, it does say a lot about the Californian’s approach to his job as a mixed martial artist . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Sam defeats Treloar

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian heavyweight champion Hunter Sam (10-2-2, 4 KOs) clearly outscored Jarad Treloar (1-4) over ten rounds at the Club Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Sam controlled the action in all the rounds by scores Kevin Hogan 100-91, George Pelis 100-90, Will Soulos 100-92. Sam is scheduled to clash with former world title challenger Kali Meehan in Super 8 Tournament on June 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. Former IBF world title challenger Doug Sam is the father of Hunter. (more…)



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola undercard action

Fight fans watching ESPN can see the WBC heavyweight championship fight between top-rated contenders Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs), plus the eight-round co-feature between undefeated junior welterweight Amir “Young Master” Imam (13-0, 12 KOs) and Yordenis “The Black Prince” Ugás (15-2, 7 KOs).

However there are also a few notable undercard fights that will be enjoyed by fans attending live at the USC Galen Center as heavyweight Eric Molina (20-2, 14 KOs) takes on DaVarryl Williamson (27-7, 23 KOs) in a ten round bout and cruiserweight BJ Flores (28-1-1, 18 KOs) meets journeyman Adam Collins (12-9, 8 KOs) in a six rounder.

Other bouts scheduled:
Abel Ramos vs. Levan Ghvamichava (super lightweight)
Trevor Bryan vs. TBA (heavyweight)
Mario Barrios vs. Jaxel Marrero (featherweight)
Caleb Hunter Plant vs. Travis Davidson (middleweight)
Razvan Cojanu vs. Rodricka Ray (heavyweight)
Steven Rapadas vs. TBA (lightweight)
Layla McCarter vs. Melissa Hernandez (female super welterweight)



May 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola goes nuclear

By Rocky Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The last time #2 WBC heavyweight contender, Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola, was insulted at a press conference by an opponent, seemingly now missing person Seth Mitchell, it did not end up well for Mitchell who was knocked out in the very first round. So, while WBC #1 contender, Bermane “B-Ware” Stiverne, already owns a convincing victory over Arreola and is in a different league than Seth Mitchell, it still came as a bit of a surprise when Stiverne ditched his usually calm and cool composure to go ballistic during his time at the podium of the final press conference at the University of Southern California Galen Center on Thursday afternoon for the highly anticipated rematch with Chris Arreola, this time for all the marbles, the WBC heavyweight championship vacated by Vitali Klitschko. (more…)



May 9th, 2014




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