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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime Local lightweight favorite "Lightning" Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) won a stunning ten round ...

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The Boxcino 2014 middleweight semifinals were held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on ...

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

By Gary Digital Williams at the scale Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Bernard Hopkins 172.4 vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4 (IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles) Shawn Porter 146.8 vs. Paulie ...

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

Photos: Mpsportimages.com Gamalier Rodriguez 125.4 vs. Orlando Cruz 126.8 (NABO featherweight title) Note: Cruz' final Weight was 126 Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs. Ivan Zavala 139.2 Matt Korobov ...

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today ...

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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin,

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

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Boxing News

Golovkin-Stevens Full Report & Photo Gallery

By Matt Richardson and Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Emily Harney

Gennady Golovkin continued to run roughshod over the middleweight division on Saturday night. In yet another in a string of exciting, yet dominant stoppage victories, the WBA/IBO middleweight titleholder knocked down and battered Curtis Stevens for eight rounds before the corner of Stevens elected to not let their fighter continue into the ninth. The fight was the main event of an HBO-televised card from an almost sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden. (More…)



November 4th, 2013



Boxing News

Andrade: My job is to go in and stop Martirosyan, you never want to leave the fight in the hands of the judges

As he prepares to break his Atlanta training camp and depart for this Saturday night’s fight against 2004 U.S. Olympian Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs) for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior middleweight title, undefeated Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) is set to make a major statement in Corpus Christi, Texas. Andrade vs. Martirosyan will be part of an HBO tripleheader, headlined by WBO junior lightweight Roman Martinez’ title defense against Mikey Garcia, plus a rematch between former world champions Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan.

Martirosyan has a powerful team comprised of promoter Bob Arum (Top Rank), manager Cameron Duncan and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach (although he is overseas training Manny Pacquiao). Andrade, a 2008 U.S. Olympian, is co-promoted by Star Boxing and Banner Promotions, managed by New Hampshire businessman Ed Farris, and trained by his father, Paul Andrade.

“I saw what happened in the (Julio Cesar, Jr.) Chavez-(Brian) Vera fight,” Andrade explained. “We’ve all seen what can happen when a name boxer is fighting on a show promoted by his promoter. My job is to go in and stop him (Martirosyan). You never want to leave the fight in the hands of the judges. I learned that lesson the hard way in The Olympics.” (more…)



November 4th, 2013

UFC

UFC Gym South Corona Enrollment Center Now Open

UFC GYM® is pleased to announce the opening of a second 24-hour gym in Corona, Calif. continuing to impact the way people approach fitness and TRAIN DIFFERENT®. UFC GYM South Corona will be located at 265 E. Ontario Ave., at the corner of Main St. and Ontario Ave., and is scheduled to open in January 2014. An enrollment center is now open at the gym, where memberships are available at special pre-opening discounts. To find out more about UFC GYM South Corona call (951) 547-0166 or visit ufcgym.com/southcorona. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing Result

Maskaev defeats Williams by dull decision

Former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev (38-7, 28 KOs) won an uneventful ten round unanimous decision over Mike-Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams (44-18, 33 KOs) on Monday night in Krasnodar, Russia. The bout often resembled a slow-paced sparring session and there were few memorable moments as the 44-year-old Maskaev won his third straight in his comeback. The 40-year-old Williams dropped his ninth straight fight.

Other Results:
Fedor Papazov W10 Sergio Escobar (lightweight)
David Avanesyan KO2 Carlos Herrera (welterweight)
Aik Shakhnazaryan W10 Behzod Nabiev (super lightweight)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Siarhei Liakhovich to return Nov 16 in Phoenix

Iron Boy Promotions returns with its tenth show, to take place at Phoenix’s Celebrity Theatre on Saturday, November 16th. In a special featured bout, former WBO Heavyweight Champion Siarhei “White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-6, 16KO) makes his Arizona debut against an opponent to be named. The 37-year-old Belorussian is trying to rebound from a one round KO loss to Deontay Wilder in August, his third straight defeat. In the main event local jr welterweight Juan Garcia (18-3, 7 KOs) will fight for the WBC USNBC belt. Also seeing action is lightweight Victor “El Nino” Castro (10-0, 5 KOs) looks to remain undefeated. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

“Krusher” Kovalev gets special championship ring, talks Sillakh title defense

Report video and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk

“My fists will do all the talking in Canada,” WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (22-0, 20 KOs) told Fightnews.com during a special WBO ring presentation ceremony organized by Main Events in New York City.

Kovalev made very clear that at least for now, his only priority is to beat Ukrainian challenger Ismayl Sillakh (21-1, 17 KOs) on November 30 in Quebec City, Canada. The Kovalev-Sillakh WBO title fight will be a part of an HBO doubleheader paired with the Adonis Stevenson-Tony Bellew WBC light heavyweight championship bout.

Kovalev’s manager Egis Klimas laid out further plans for the Russian KO artist. “There’s a big possibility for Sergey to be in Russia for the fight on the end of February in Moscow,” stated Klimas. “We’ve already spoke about this option with Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinski and of course with HBO – we’re very friendly with them. If it happens, we will have a good opponent and make sure this fight will be broadcast on HBO here in the United States. After Kovalev beats Sillakh on November 30, Sergey will go to Russia and be even more popular there. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC 51st Convention Opening Ceremony, Meetings and Opening Awards Banquet- Full Day One Report

Report & Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The 51st annual WBC convention officially opened on Monday morning in Bangkok, Thailand at the Centara Grand Hotel. With over a thousand delegates, current and former champions, and world press on hand, Thailand’s General Kovid Bhakdibhumi, a Thai Senator and WBC board member, welcomed the attendees. Kovid invited the board and ring officials to commence with their important work and then to reward themselves with the enjoyment that can be found in the “Land of Smiles.”

WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman greeted the attendees, “With a heavy heart, not to replace my father, but to carry out his orders for the success of this convention.” Sulaiman explained that Don Jose has suffered several complications throughout his nearly five weeks of post-operative care, but will definitely recover to run the Council once again.

Record setting former WBC Flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wongjongkam addressed the audience next and welcomed all to Thailand. “I am happy to have been a WBC champion and just as happy to have you all here in my country. Enjoy!”

Veteran boxing commentator Bob Sheridan addressed the gathering on his affinity for sanctioning bodies and their work at the annual conventions. “Many of my colleagues are quick to criticize the sanctioning bodies, but yet they never attend the conventions. They never see the work that is getting done here. I’d like to see them show up and then see what they have to say.” (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Ex-World Challenger Akaho stops Buhawe

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Ex-OPBF super-fly champ, WBC#6 Ryo Akaho (21-1-2, 14 KOs), 117, decked his second comeback go after his failure to win the WBC belt from compatriot Yota Sato last December as he fought a rough-and-tumble battle and finally dropped durable Filipino Jecker Buhawe (14-10-1, 9 KOs), 116.75, en route to a fine stoppage at 1:30 of the sixth round in a scheduled ten on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Akaho, 27, greatly disappointed his adherents by showing nothing out of his highly touted weapon in losing a unanimous nod to Sato in a bid for the WBC belt. Sato forfeited his world throne in his next defense via upset TKO defeat by current titleholder Srisaket Sor Rungvisai in Thailand, and abruptly called it quits by hanging gloves on the wall. Sato’s bad shellacking relatively Akaho’s stock again. Akaho, a very aggressive swinger, scored a fine fourth-round halt of Elmer Francisco this June, and faced another Filipino at the Hall. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Joshua, Mitchell, Purdy, McDonnell and Ryder headline Matchroom’s Dec 14 show

Anthony Joshua, Kevin Mitchell, Lee Purdy, Jamie McDonnell and John Ryder are all in action on a packed end of year Matchroom Sport show at the ExCeL London on December 14. London Olympic gold medallist Joshua will return to the scene of his triumph when he meets Wales’ “Dangerous” Dorian Darch in his fourth professional fight. Kevin Mitchell will defend his IBF Inter-Continental lightweight title against Brunet Zamora, as he hunts down a second shot at a world title. Victory over the Italian, who is ranked one place higher than him with the IBF at number eight, would move the popular Londoner into striking distance of landing that chance in 2014 with current champ Miguel Vasquez.

Lee Purdy challenges unbeaten Leonard Bundu for the European welterweight title and former unbeaten world bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell is set to be in action after his spot on the Carl Froch vs. George Groves bill. Middleweight star John Ryder is back in action and there are outings on the bill for Erick Ochieng, Martin J. Ward, Ben Ileyemi and Wadi Camacho. Tony Owen defends his Southern Area Light Welterweight title against Ricky Boylan, while Danny Connor faces Tyler Goodjohn.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Cameron to move back to heavyweight

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By Brett Bonetti

Shane “The Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-3, 22 KOs) will return to the Heavyweight division in the main event of the “Fight for Life” card at The Trusts Arena, Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday December 14 as he looks to once again make an impact in the heavyweight division. Cameron has turned down an opportunity to fight Australian Brad Pitt (14-0, 11 KO’s) in a title eliminator for the IBO Cruiserweight title vacated by Danny “The Green Machine” Green (33-5, 28 KO’s).

Cameron was last in the ring against Danny Green in November 2012. Green defeated the tough Cameron over 12 rounds to claim the vacant IBO World Cruiserweight title in Melbourne, Australia. Green revealed after the fight that Cameron had broken his ribs from a body shot in the first round. Cameron said after the fight that he was unsure if his future remained at Cruiserweight, but did say the hunger was still there. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Dyah Davis aims to dominate James DeGale

Super middleweight Dyah Davis (22-3-1, 10 KOs) is out to “win” the crowd over and show James DeGale (16-1, 11 KOs) what it’s like to challenge a “world class” fighter. Davis meets the 2008 Olympic champion for the WBC Silver super middleweight title at Glow, Bluewater, UK, on November 16th and feels his performance and “domination” will have the British fans cheering his name. “I most definitely want to show James what it’s like to be in the ring with a world class opponent,” Davis said. “I love the British fight fans – I’m a nice gentleman outside of the ring, I carry myself well and I’m respectable and I think with my performance and domination I plan on winning the fans over.” (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Wlodarczyk-Fragomeni Undercard

A long list of local favorites will highlight the massive undercard for the Friday, December 6, “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3″ event, featuring WBC Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (48-2-1, 34 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, making the sixth defense of his title against Milan, Italy’s former WBC Cruiserweight Champion Giacobbe “Gabibbo” Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) and the return of Chicago’s Polish Prince, Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs).

In support of the two main events will be an eight-round light welterweight match-up with all-action blood-and-guts warrior Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (12-2-2, 8 KOs) Cicero, Illinois via Mexico; and eight-round light middleweight bout featuring the return of promising Jonathan “Mantequilla” Gonzalez (16-0-1, 13 KOs) of Puerto Rico; a six-round middleweight battle involving Henry “The Western Warrior” Coyle (18-2, 12 KOs) of Chicago, via Geesala, Ireland; a six-round middleweight bout for popular scrapper Paul “The Punisher” Littleton (8-0-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago; a six-round cruiserweight bout for powerful and athletic fan favorite “Hurricane” Junior Wright(8-0, 7 KOs) of Evanston, Illinois; a five-round middleweight contest for “KO Autism” proponent Trinidad Garcia (5-3-3) of Chicago; and a four-round return for lightweight Jose Romero (1-0) of Whiting, Indiana.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Former WBC heavyweight champ Oleg Maskaev to face fellow veteran Danny Williams today in Russia

By James Slater

Two aging heavyweights, former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev and Mike-Tyson-conqueror Danny Williams, meet tonight in a scheduled ten round bout in Krasnodar, Russia. The 44-year-old Maskaev (38-7, 28 KOs) was to have faced Corey “T-Rex” Sanders in a rematch of a 2002 meeting which was won by Sanders via 8th-round TKO, but Sanders was unable to get a visa to travel to Russia. 40-year-old Williams, who has a 44-18, 33 KOs record (having lost his last eight outings, half by stoppage) was available and has been brought in at short notice. Maskaev, known as “The Big O,” launched his latest comeback in December of 2012, and since then he has picked up two wins (a 3rd-round TKO over Owen Beck and, last time out in May of this year, a ten-round UD over Jason Gavern).



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Another huge boxing week in store for fight fans

World championship boxing returns to the Lone Star State this week with an exciting tripleheader featuring two world title fights and a grudge rematch between former world champions that’s been building for over six years. Two-time World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez will defend his title against undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia; 2012 Fighter of the Year Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan will be looking to settle each other’s hash in a 10-round featherweight rumble and undefeated #1 and #2 contenders and one-time U.S. Olympians Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan And Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade will battle it out for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title This boxing extravaganza will take place on Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Chris John to face Simpiwe Vetyeka December 6

By Brett Bonetti

WBA Super World Featherweight Champion Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KO’s) will take on the IBO World Featherweight Champion Simpiwe “V12″ Vetyeka (25-2, 15 KO’s) in a battle of Featherweight Champions in the Main Event of the next Dragon Fire: World Championship Boxing event on Friday December 6 at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia.

In April this year, Vetyeka stopped Indonesia’s “heir to the throne” Daud Cino Yordan in Jakarta, Indonesia and walked away with the IBO World Featherweight Championship. Chris John, The WBA Fighter of the Decade will be looking to restore Indonesian national pride and avenge the loss of his countryman.

John, a national treasure in his homeland was recently honoured by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyo with the Bintang Jasa Star medal for outstanding contributions towards John’s native Indonesia, the homeland of 242 Million people. The Dragon will also attempt to create history and equal Eseubio Pedroza’s long standing record of 19 WBA World Featherweight title defenses. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

UFC

UFC 20: The Hammer

Mark Coleman was 31 years old. He had just finished a stellar amateur wrestling career that saw him win a NCAA Championship in 1988 for The Ohio State University, earn All-American status twice, and also compete for the United States in the 1992 Olympics. But the competitive fires still burned, and he had no idea where his athletic career was going to lead him . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Ceylan opponent named

Edgar Torres (5-6-1, 4 KOs) has been confirmed as the next opponent for featherweight Dennis Ceylan (8-0, 5 KOs). The Danish Olympian will be looking to keep his unblemished record when he returns to action at the Nordic Fight Night on November 16 at Musikteatret Albertslund. In the main event of the evening, WBA/WBO Intercontinental middleweight beltholder Patrick Nielsen defends his titles against Jose Pinzon from Mexico.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Walters, Garza camps meet at Corpus Airport

Photos: Pete Susens

Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Nicholas Walters (22-0, 18 KOs) and challenger Alberto Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs) squared off at Corpus Christi International Airport upon their arrival in Corpus Christi Sunday night for their battle on Saturday at The American Bank Center here. Walters, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, arrived with his team of trainer Celso Chavez, coordinator Patrick Buteau, and father Job Walters. Garza’s team consists of Victor Alfaro, Jesus Garza, and Hector Garcia. Garza hails from Mexico City. The Walters-Garza world title bout will be televised on Top Rank’s international telecast. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Jose Ramirez showcased Saturday on UniMas

Unbeaten super lightweight and former USA Olympian Jose Ramirez (6-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, California tho Saturday’s UniMas card at the Golden Eagle Arena in Lemoore, California. Ramirez will face Erick Hernandez (4-4-1, 2 KOs) on a card billed as “The Fight for Water.” Ramirez wants his first local pro bout to bring attention to and help resolve the state’s water crisis and to promote economic growth in the area he grew up. In the co-feature, super featherweight Alejandro Perez (18-3-1, 12 KOs) meets Miguel Zamudio (25-2-1, 13 KOs) in a ten-rounder. The UniMas telecast will air at midnight ET/11PM PT.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Santana headlines Nov. 22 in Dover, Delaware

By Rick Scharmberg

Friday Night Fights returns to the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware on Friday, November 22. In the main event, Edgar Santana (28-4, 19 KOs) will fight in a ten round junior welterweight bout against an opponent to be determined. In the co-feature, unbeaten WBC Youth Welterweight champion Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (18-0, 10 KOs) will also take on an opponent to be named. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

VADA to sponsor free health event for fighters, managers & trainers in Las Vegas

An free event for amateur/professional fighters, trainers and managers titled “The Winning Edge in Combat Sports: How to Get It and Maximize Your Health” will take place on November 15th at the Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas. The two-hour program is presented by Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, a leading authority on brain health in contact sports, and sponsored by Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).

Subject matter covered includes

- Developing and maintaining a winning attitude
- Maintaining optimal nutrition amidst the challenges of rapid weight loss
- Understanding performance-enhancing drugs and the latest trends
- Recognizing concussion and the effects of repetitive head trauma
- Drawing for restaurant certificates and other great prizes. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing. (more…)



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Yuh captures WBC Asia title

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Myung-goo Yuh Promotion

ABCO #2 superfly Myung-goo Yuh (12-4-1, 7 KOs) successfully captured the vacant WBC Asia 115lb title as he scored a third round TKO over ABCO #5 Khunkiri Wor Wisarut (10-7-1, 5KOs) on Sunday at Jangyoo Sports Center in Gimhae City, South Korea. Yuh impressively showed his powerful punches, dropping his foe once with a bodyshot in the opening round. The show in round two looked exciting when Thailander aggressively exchanged punches with the local hero in this close affair round. Finally, the show rapidly ended in round three when the Korean landed a big right straight which brutally dropped his contender, forcing the referee Young-il Ahn to stop the bout at 0:40. photos



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

George Groves gives Carl Froch a verbal beating, ahead of their title showdown. More

Yes, the media is still buying in to the possibilities of a Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather showdown. More

A man has been arrested for an alleged attacking of Stephen Burns, father of champion Ricky Burns. More

Local coverage from Pensacola, Fla., on Roy Jones Jr.’s latest return to the ring. More



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Davenport, Iowa

By Johnny B’

The co-main event bouts at the Danceland Ballroom in downtown Davenport Iowa both went the distance Saturday evening.

CBA and Mid-American middleweight beltholder George Carter Jr. from Galesburg, Illinois retained his titles and raised his record to 11-0, 6 KOs by outboxing game challenger Skyler Thompson over six rounds. Thomson, a hard hitting veteran from Rockford Illinois, was competitive in every round, but fell just a bit short as Carter outscored him in the fast paced match. Judges Pete Henkels, Yale Loiacono and Adam Pollack all handed in identical scores of 60-54. Thompson’s record falls to 12-9, 10 KOs.

In the final bout of the evening, super middleweight Feliciano Correa continuing his comeback at the age of 43, elevating his career record to 18-6-1, 9 KOs, outworking 45-year-old Jason Medina in a grueling battle of elder statesmen. Correa’s efforts were rewarded with a split decision victory over Medina who’s record dropped to 3-13, 3 KOs. Iowa judges Pete Henkels and Adam Pollack both had Correa as the winner while Illinois judge, Yale Loiacono had Medina ahead on his scorecard. Referee Gilbert Richardson raised the hand of Correa as he celebrated his hard earned victory. Feliciano quickly left the ring with his new CBA Latino championship belt.



November 4th, 2013

Boxing News

More details on Magomed Abdusalamov’s condition

By Karl Freitag

Nathan Lewkowicz, Vice President of Sampson Promotions, has updated Fightnews.com on the condition of heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov. The brave Russian warrior who went ten brutal rounds against Mike Perez Saturday night in front of a packed house at Madison Square Garden and a worldwide TV audience on HBO, is still in ICU at Roosevelt Hospital and remains in stable condition. According to Lewkowicz, Abdusalamov had part of his skull removed to reduce swelling.

Ken Hershman, President of HBO Sports, issued the following statement: “The thoughts and prayers of all of us at HBO Sports are with Magomed Abdusalamov. We are grateful for the medical care he is receiving here in New York City and out of respect for Magomed and his family, we will wait for any official updates on his condition before making any further statements.”



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

WBA champ Walters flies to Texas

By Robert Coster

Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Nicholas” The Axeman” Walters is flying to Corpus Christi, Texas, Sunday from Panama where he will participate in the Top Rank Boxing / HBO televised mega-card this coming Saturday. The card will feature three world championship bouts plus the much anticipated rematch between Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan.

The Jamaican-born Walters (22-0, 18 KOs), recently signed up by Top Rank, will be making his first title defense and first appearance in a US ring against tough Mexican challenger Alberto “Kirchis” Garza (25-5-1, 20 KOs). Walters is accompanied by veteran trainer Celso Chavez, father Job Walters and Patrick Buteau of Premium Boxing Promotion (of Panama). Manager Jacques Deschamps will be joining the group on Tuesday. Before leaving for Texas, Walters commented, “I am fired up at the prospect of being given the opportunity to show the US boxing fans who is Nicholas Walters. I not only want to win, I want to make a statement. ‘This is the Axeman, he’s for real and he is a major player in the featherweight division.’”



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Magomed Abdusalamov Update

By Przemek Garczarczyk

According to Boris Grinberg, manager of heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov, Mago is doing better. “He is in the hospital, under steady observation but he’s definitively better with every passing hour,” Grinberg told Fightnews.com. “I want to say a big thanks for all the well wishes we received. We will know more Monday morning when our team will issue a special press release about Magomed’s health situation.”

Also See: Magomed Abdusalamov in medically induced coma



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Mvula wins vacant SA junior bantam title

By Ron Jackson

Siphosethu Mvula claimed the vacant SA junior bantamweight title when he beat Unathi Gqoma in East London on Sunday. The six-fight novice won by what seemed a rather fortunate unanimous decision. Judges Siya Vabaza-Booi and Lulama Mtya scored it 116-112 and 116-113 and Simphiwo Mbini handed in a card showing 116-111. (more…)



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

WBC Opening Cocktail Party for 51st Convention in Bangkok, Thailand

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The WBC had its final day of closed door directorate meetings today- Sunday, ahead of the Monday official opening of their 51st annual convention in Bangkok, Thailand. Board members began arriving earlier this week to fine tune the agenda and lay the ground work for the week’s meetings that lie ahead.

WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman did tell the board of directors that his father, WBC president Jose Sulaiman, is definitely on the mend after some touch-and-go days following delicate cadiac surgery several weeks ago. The younger Sulaiman also shared that the event organizer, board member General Kovid expressed his wishes that while the attending members do have matters to attend to during the week of meetings, he hopes that time is taken to enjoy the beauty and culture of the city of Bangkok in “the land of smiles,” as Thailand is known.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko arrived today at 1 p.m. and will be present for the opening ceremonies Monday morning at 9:30 a.m. Bangkok time (9:30 p.m. Sunday night, EST in the U.S.). (more…)



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Magomed Abdusalamov in medically induced coma

By Karl Freitag

Boris Grinberg, manager of heavyweight warrior Magomed Abdusalamov, has confirmed to Fightnews.com that Abdusalamov has been placed in a medically induced coma at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. According to Grinberg, the 32-year-old Abdusalamov suffered a broken nose and cheek and a broken hand in his particularly brutal fight with Mike Perez Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater. Magomed complained of a severe headache several hours after the fight and doctors discovered a small blood clot on his brain. Grinberg stressed that Abdusalamov is in stable condition and more will be known soon. Fightnews will continue to monitor the situation.



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Andy Lee thinks Froch would possibly be too powerful for Golovkin, doesn’t see Mayweather fighting GGG

By James Slater

Middleweight contender Andy Lee of Ireland is excited to be in the mix of what he calls a “very competitive” middleweight division. Stating last night on Sky Sports as he analysed the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens fight that he would like a shot at Golovkin himself, Lee said that in a couple of fights’ time he will be ready for the man known as GGG. Lee, 30-2(21) also made it clear he wants to fight Sergio Martinez.

“I think I have the style to beat him,” Lee said of Martinez. “And then maybe after that fight I’ll fight Golovkin. We’ll see. The word with Sergio is he’s looking to fight [Miguel] Cotto or maybe Canelo Alvarez, and is trying to avoid Golovkin, so we’ll see what happens.” (more…)



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Mundine issues terse reply to Green

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world champion Anthony Mundine had a short response to archrival Danny Green’s comments yesterday. “Choc” told the Sunday Telegraph: “Dan relax, just relax. Your time will come at the weight I choose, at the venue I choose and at the payment I wish to give. There is only one captin of this ship —and it ain’t you.”

Mundine also indicated his priority is to resurrect the fight against Shane Mosley that fell apart at the eleventh hour last month.



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Tyson Marquez Update

After being taken from from the ring on a stretcher following his brutal twelfth round KO loss to Giovani Segura, former world champion Herman “Tyson” Marquez took some time to recover in his dressing room, then emerged with an IV in his arm. He thanked the fans before leaving in an ambulance for the hospital where he will be checked out. Tyson is believed to mainly be suffering from dehydration.



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Golovkin trainer Abel Sanchez: Gennady wanted to hurt Curtis really bad

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give Gennady a 7, because he was fighting with the chip on his shoulder,” said Abel Sanchez, trainer of WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a Fightnews.com interview after “GGG” successfully defended his title against very game Curtis Stevens in an almost sold out (only two ticket short!) Theatre in Madison Square Garden. “He wanted to hurt Stevens for all the BS he was doing, so he didn’t do exactly what we wanted him to do.”



November 3rd, 2013

Boxing News

Golovkin: Give me Sergio Martinez!

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) talks to reporters at ringside following his fight with Curtis Stevens at MSG. GGG had a special message to Argentina: “Give me Sergio Martinez!”



November 3rd, 2013




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