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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Ocampo KOs Navarro, remains unbeaten

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Unbeaten welterweight Carlos "Chema" Ocampo (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over former world title challenger Charly Navarro ...

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UFC

Jim Miller: As Tough As They Come

Just because the concept of it being difficult to get to the top and harder to stay there may sound cliché doesn’t take away from the truth involved . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Chisora: Retire?! How old do you think I am?

British heavyweight Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) resumes his career after an eight-month hiatus this Friday at the SSE Arena in London. Chisora will take on Beqa Lobjanidze (13-3, 11 KOs). “British boxing needs me back,” declared Del Boy, who lost to Tyson Fury at the ExCeL Arena in November. After suffering his fifth defeat – and second to Fury – many expected Chisora to drift quietly off into the sunset.

“Retire?! How old do you think I am? I’m just 31, just starting out. I never announced my retirement. I’ve a long, long time left,” he insists. “Look, Tyson thumbed me in the first round, then thumbed me in the third round. My eye closed and I couldn’t see. Trust me, in time, Tyson and me are gonna bump it again. ‘Del Boy’s’ a long way from finished. My goals now are exactly the same as they were when I first started out as a pro; to be in great fights against other great fighters. I’m an entertainer, I deliver the fans what they want. I create a jolly!” (more…)



July 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Why Manny Pacquiao moved his family back to General Santos City

Carl Frampton taking criticism on the chin

Boxing promoter Kellie Maloney hits the beach in a stylish one-piece

Cuba still won’t give female boxers a chance



July 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade camp says Mundine camp lying about options; Boo Boo still hopeful fight will go on

The war of words continue between representatives of WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) and former two-time super middleweight titlist Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs).

Team Andrade issued a press release last Saturday night regarding an agreement it alleged Team Mundine had reneged on for a fight between the two aforementioned fighters next month in Australia. Team Mundine issued a statement yesterday, in which it claimed it had never agreed to a deal, largely because it included a three-fight option on Mundine. Today, Team Andrade said the Mundine people are lying about the options demand.

“Let’s make this perfectly clear,” Andrade’s manager Ed Farris said. “Mundine’s side is bending the facts and hiding the truth in an attempt to back out of the fight. Their recent press release about our side asking for three options on Anthony Mundine isn’t true. I just discussed this with Demetrius’ promoters (Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing & Artie Pelullo, Banner Promotions) and there was never a three-fight option on Mundine in the proposed contract. (more…)



July 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Klitschko inks 5-fight deal with RTL

Sounds like WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko plans to stick around for a while. The champion signed a new five-fight agreement with German television network RTL, whom he has been with since 2006. The first fight in the new deal is his October clash with Tyson Fury.

Wladimir Klitschko: “I’m really happy that we can celebrate our tenth anniversary together with RTL in the coming year. I’ve never seen better world boxing telecasts than those of RTL. Now we’ll work together in the long term and deliver to the fans at home many high class fights.”



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Shumenov-Flores undercard announced

Former World Champion Rico Ramos (24-4, 12 KOs) takes on Claudio Marrero (18-1, 13 KOs) in a featherweight battle on Saturday, July 25 at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The bout is part of the card headlined by a 12-round cruiserweight showdown between Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) and B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs). Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT with a 10-round contest between undefeated cruiserweights Jordan Shimmell (19-0, 16 KOs) and Isiah Thomas (14-0, 6 KOs).

Also seeing action are knockout artist Andrew “The Beast” Tabiti (10-0, 10 KOs) against Roberto Santos (12-1, 5 KOs) in an eight-round cruiserweight bout, 2012 U.S. Olympian Michael Hunter (8-0, 5 KOs) against Michael Bissett (9-7, 7 KOs) in 10-rounds of heavyweight action and Ladarius “Memphis” Miller (7-0, 1 KO) in a six-round super lightweight contest against Sean Gee (2-0).



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

WBO poised to strip Andrade

The WBO has ordered WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade to show cause as to why the title should not be declared vacant. Andrade has not defended the belt in 13 months and has no fights scheduled. The Andrade camp recently accused Anthony Mundine of reneging on a fight and also named Floyd Mayweather, Miquel Cotto, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Erislandy Lara as fighters they have been unable to lure into the ring.

WBO World Championship Committee Chairman Luis Batista Salas informed the Andrade camp:

“…the WBO has been more than lenient with Mr. Andrade, but he has clearly been inactive and the WBO must enforce its rules. For this reason please be advised that you have a period of ten (10) days upon receipt of this communication to show cause as to why Mr. Andrade has not defended his belt under the terms of the Championship Regulations. Failure to comply with this requirement will immediately result in the WBO Jr. Middleweight Title being declared vacant, without further hearing you.”



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Shafikov looks ahead to world title fight next

This past Saturday in Macao, China, IBF #1 ranked lightweight contender Denis Shafikov improved to 36-1-1, 20 KOs, with a third round knockout of Roy Mukhlis at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. “I felt terrific from the start, I was too strong for him and my body punches hurt him,” said Shafikov. “I’m glad to get the win and I look forward to fighting for the world title in my next fight. I’m getting better in each camp with my trainer Abel Sanchez in Big Bear, California.”

The IBF stripped titlist Mickey Bey of its lightweight title after he twice refused to face Shafikov over the last three months. Bey initially agreed to defend his title on April 30 and again this past Saturday, however Shafikov will now follow the instructions of the IBF to face junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy for the vacant title.

“We will immediately start on Denis’s world title fight with Barthelemy,” said Leo Khorolinsky, manager of Shafikov. “Mickey Bey wasted our time this year with his unprofessional conduct, he never wanted to face Denis in a fight that he knew he couldn’t win. We’re very happy that Denis’ promoter Top Rank was able to have him fight on this card and we look forward to working with them and Ural Boxing Promotions on the world title fight against Barthelemy. We feel Denis is the best lightweight in the world and look forward to giving him the opportunity to prove that.”



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko, Fury kickoff press conference quotes

IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory WBA and WBO challenger Tyson Fury today officially kicked off their October 24 clash at ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Wladimir Klitschko: “Every time I have faced new challenges I haven’t seen before. I believe that Tyson Fury is really meaning what he’s talking about here. He’s not just coming to be present on the canvas. He is coming to win the championship fight.”

Tyson Fury: “He’s never faced someone like me before. There’s never been anyone like me in history. There’s never been a fighter like me – a fighter like me only comes around every 1000 years. I’m just wondering does Klitschko’s TV deal roll over to me when I beat him?”



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Lucas Browne: I’ll fight Wilder now

Heavyweight contender Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne believes a fight between Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola would be bad for heavyweight boxing. Browne is set to face Argentina’s Gonzalo Basile in Melbourne next month and will turn his attention to his mandatory shot at WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev afterwards. But he’s hopeful of getting Wilder in the ring before the end of the year and feels it will be a barnburner with potentially two belts on the line.

Wilder is expected to defend his WBC crown against fellow American Chris Arreola in the winter. Browne, however, believes the match-up would do little for the Alabama –native’s reputation and he should instead give fans the fight they really want to see.

“Nobody wants to watch Wilder vs. Arreola,” Lucas said. “Even if they were giving tickets away, hardly anyone would turn up. (more…)



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Buglioni to face Castaneda

Super middleweight Frank Buglioni takes on Mexican Fernando “El Huracán” Castaneda (23-9, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBA intercontinental title this Friday (July 24th) at the SSE Arena in London. Buglioni was due to face WBA champion Fedor Chudinov, but that fight was put on hold when the Russian broke his nose in sparring. Buglioni will get to face Chudinov in the Autumn when the fight is rescheduled shortly, but in the meantime it’s crucial that he defeats Castaneda to keep on track.

Also on the card, middleweight Billy Joe Saunders takes on Frenchman Yoann Bloyer over ten rounds before his WBO title showdown against Andy Lee, and heavyweight Dereck Chisora returns to the ring for the first time since his loss to Tyson Fury in November and goes in over ten rounds against Georgia’s Beqa Lobjanidze.



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Avila back on Telemundo Friday

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Featherweight Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (15-3, 12 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico will take on Romulo Koasicha (15-3, 12 KOs) of San Luis Potosi, Mexico this Friday. The two countrymen will square off in the Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford main event. The theme of the fight is “Civil War.” The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the vacant Mexico featherweight title at stake.

Avila is a very familiar face to the Telemundo audience. This will be his fourth time fighting on the network in less than 18 months. He was unsuccessful in his last three attempts but fought very tough competition. One of those names was former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Avila accounted for himself well in that fight as well as the other two. Avila has reeled off three consecutive wins since his losses and is seeking out his first win the network’s airways. (more…)



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Tarver: Cunningham can’t stop me and neither can Wilder

Five-time world champion Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) honestly believes that he is destined to become the oldest world heavyweight champion in boxing history. Before he gets a world title shot, Tarver has to get past former two-time IBF champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) in their 12-round heavyweight showdown August 14 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. WBA #9 Tarver vs. IBF #6/WBC #14 Cunningham is the main event on a Premier Boxing Champions series show airing live on Spike TV, the same network Tarver serves as its boxing color commentator.

“I know my purpose will set me apart from some great champions,” Tarver remarked. “I am supposed to be world heavyweight champion. I don’t know how but I will be world heavyweight champion. I truly believe that it is my destiny. Cunningham can’t stop me and neither can (Deontay) Wilder; he can’t learn enough to beat me. I’ll knock him out and get the one guy I really want to fight, Klitschko. When I beat him it’ll be the greatest story in boxing history. All the disbelievers will have to believe in ‘Magic Man!’ (more…)



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford Gives Southpaw Movie “5-Star Rating”

BWAA Fighter of the Year and ESPY nominated Terence Crawford said the new Southpaw movie “…is really great. I give it a 5-star rating” which is Crawford’s highest rating. He watched a premiere viewing of Southpaw before a jammed AMC Theatre on Broadway on Monday night here in New York City. Southpaw opens to a worldwide release on Friday.



July 21st, 2015

UFC

Dillashaw preparing for better Barao in Chicago

The first time, TJ Dillashaw fought the perfect fight.

He had the perfect game plan, the perfect execution, even the perfect preparation. Could he have done something better? Possibly, but there was no arguing with the result.

The question is, can he do it again? . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Was El Paso a wake-up call for Carl Frampton?

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal talks about body transformation for boxing pic Southpaw

I’m in “self-rehab,” Manny Pacquiao tells Bob Arum

Former boxer Dingaan Thobela is back in court



July 21st, 2015

Boxing News

#1 Magdaleno headlines Aug 1 in Frisco, Texas

World rated and undefeated contenders Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas and Casey Ramos of Austin, Texas, will headline a Top Rank doubleheader at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas (28 miles north of Dallas) on Saturday, August 1. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement. The fight card will be on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing series on the UniMas network. First bell for the 7 bout card is 7:00 pm.

The #1 world ranked Magdaleno, 21-0, 15 KOs, will take on Rey Perez, 19-6, 4 KOs, of the Philippines in a 10 round super bantamweight bout. Ramos, 19-0, 5 KOs, faces Daniel Evangelista, Jr. of Mexico City. Evangelista Jr. has a record of 17-5-1, 13 KOs. The super featherweight bout is scheduled for eight rounds. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes: Ward tells GGG “Let’s make it happen”

By Karl Freitag

Middleweight Peter Quillin will headline a Sunday, September 6 CBS telecast. Opponent is TBA. This is the week before the NFL kicks off the 2015 season.

A TV audience of 3.61 million tuned into Saturday’s Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz fight on SAT.1 in Germany.

An official announcement on November’s Cotto vs. Canelo PPV clash could come as soon as this week.

19-year-old Vincent Feigenbutz, who won the WBA “interim” super middleweight title on Saturday against a questionable opponent is expected to face WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov later this year.

Meanwhile WBA “super” super middleweight champion Andre Ward dropped by ESPN studios earlier today and said he’s currently weighing “about 180.” No current fight is scheduled, but the champ talked about a potential big fight with Gennady Golovkin.

“Andre Ward is available and we can make it happen….they want Golovkin to smile and wave and be the pretty boy and the promoters do the tough talk. If I respond, then I’m the villain…if GGG wants to fight, come from behind the promoter, come from behind the trainer, tell them to call HBO. I’ve already done this before the show because I knew you guys were going to ask me this, and let’s make it happen!”



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Mundine camp responds to Andrade

The Team of Anthony “The Man” Mundine has denied that Mundine has reneged on an agreement to challenge WBO jr middleweight champ Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) next month in Australia.

We have never said we have accepted the terms given to us by Andrade’s team.

Team Andrade may have accepted the terms of Mundine’s promoter to fight in Melbourne Australia, but the terms given to Mundine by Andrade’s promoter have not been agreed. We are unsure what Team Andrade want to achieve from their claims, however, we are disappointed their one-sided portrayal of the situation has positioned Anthony in the wrong way. We have given some time for Team Andrade to clarify the media statement as we feel a professional approach in our negotiations is always preferred. Especially when they were in progress.

According to the Mundine camp’s statement, the Andrade camp wants to lock “The Man” into options for three fights with “below average financial benefit” to fight Andrade for the WBO belt. Mundine wants a fight-by-fight deal.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Koasicha vs. Avila on Telemundo Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing’s summer series will continue with its second show on Friday from the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. The main event will be another Mexican “Civil War” when WBC #10, WBO #15 featherweight contender Romulo Koasicha (24-4-1, 14 KOs) of San Luis Potosi will face Guillermo “Borrego” Avila (15-3, 9 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the vacant Mexican featherweight title.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM. Claro Sports televises in Mexico and Latin America. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Blackberry Auditorium is located at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 453, Esq. Tlaxcala, Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF, MX. Tel: 55 64 12 94. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com.mx



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

TMZ: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto is on

There has been NO official announcement yet, but here is what TMZ is reporting:

It’s on … Floyd Mayweather is officially set to square off with Andre Berto in September … TMZ Sports has confirmed. The two have been in talks for weeks … but now we’re told from both camps that it’s a done deal and the two will fight in Vegas on September 12th. We spoke with Berto who tells us, “It’s a pleasure and honor to be in this position and I’m looking forward to capitalizing on every moment of it.” As we previously reported, there’s some bad blood between the two — with Berto claiming Mayweather had been crank calling his phone … and he believes it was all over a woman.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

More on Clarkson-Odom

Gregory Sirb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, has weighed in on the controversy in last Friday’s Showtime-televised bout between Jerry Odom and Samuel Clarkson after the Odom camp issued a statement on Monday.

The weight for the bout was 169 (max) – Odom was 168.3 and Clarkson was 172.2. A meeting was held with the Odom camp and they agreed to let the bout go on and accepted a $1,600 fine from Clarkson. Both camps initial the revised contract stating that the weights were OK.

The next day Clarkson was mandated to re-weigh at no more than (10lbs) which was 182.2 – he came in at 181.7 – Odom was NOT subject to the 2nd day weigh-in.

The Odom camp was fully aware that Clarkson was over-weight and they accepted the bout while accepting the fine. YOU CANNOT CRY FOUL after the FACT – Odom could have easily cancelled the bout and he would have been paid his full purse – HE choose to accept the bout (and the fine) – if you accept the bout you MUST also accept the RESULTS of the bout.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua, Cornish face off

Photo: Frank Coppi

Photo: Frank Coppi


Heavyweights Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) and Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time ahead of their clash for the vacant Commonwealth title at The O2 in London on Saturday September 12.

Anthony Joshua: “There’s no turning back now. I thought I would need three years to learn and make mistakes, so I am ahead of schedule. Gary won’t just talk a good game like Kevin Johnson, he’s undefeated and will bring it on the night because he’s got confidence of an unbeaten fighter and he’ll bring the best out of me and I’ll do the same for him. The date has given me a chance to recover my body from May 30 and have a nice long camp for September 12, so I expect to be at my explosive best on the night. Gary brings the Scottish crowd who are unbelievable and I hope they travel down as it’s going to be a great night.”

Gary Cornish: “I’m very hungry for this fight. We’ve both beaten what has been put in front of us, no more, no less. My KO record is building because I’ve found my power now and I know I will cause him more problems than everyone else he’s boxed, combined. We’re a step-up in class for each other, I know that I am the underdog but I would not be here if I didn’t believe I could beat him and beat him convincingly. If I wanted to fight him for the money, I would wait until next year when I would be 26-0 and the fight might be for more than one belt – I am ready now and I’ll prove it on September 12.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Glowacki’s trainer: I’m convinced that my fighter will beat Huck

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Fiodor Lapin, long time coach of former IBF/WBC cruiser champion “Diablo” Włodarczyk and former trainer of promising heavyweight Artur Szpilka, will be in the corner of undefeated Krzysztof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs), when his fighter faces current WBO champ Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs). Huck-Glowacki for the WBO title will happen as co-main event (Cunningham-Tarver will be other televised bout) on the August 14 Premier Boxing Champions on Spike telecast at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

“I always believed that Głowacki (nickname: Head) will be a special fighter. Of course Huck is a very experienced, strong, even feared fighter, but when you don’t fight his style, he looks very uncomfortable in the ring,” said Lapin. “Lebedev’s fight vs. Huck was a blueprint how to fight Marco. He beat him, but in Germany to get a win it’s not enough to be just better and Denis left the arena as a defeated fighter. Glowacki is a very strong hitting southpaw. We believe in his skills 100 percent. I’m convinced that on August 14 my fighter will beat Huck.”



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Odom camp cries foul after KO loss

On this past Friday night’s Showtime-televised card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KOs) was stopped in three rounds by Samuel Clarkson (15-3, 9 KOs) in what was supposed to be a fight contested in the super middleweight division. Odom of Washington, DC did his part to meet his contractual obligation and made the 168 pound contracted weight. Clarkson checked in over 4 pounds higher at 172.8. At the morning- after weigh in, Clarkson was only supposed to be 10 pounds over the contracted weight and could not come in over 180 but once again was overweight at 184.6 pounds. Odom was 173 pounds. When they stepped on the unofficial scale just a few hours before the fight, Odom was 175.8 while Clarkson was 189.7.

Odom’s promoter GH3 Promotions President Vito Melnicki stated “I should have cut the fight at the weigh-in, but I let my fighter make the final decision and Jerry wanted to fight. I thought about it but wanted to give Jerry the opportunity to showcase that he is one of the best super middleweights out there. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford hits NYC for “Southpaw”

BWAA Fighter of the Year and ESPY nominated world champion Terence Crawford of Omaha is in New York City for the “Southpaw” movie premiere on Monday evening. The event will be held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Theatre between West 67th and 68th Streets. Crawford will be on the Red Carpet at 6:30 pm tonight. The movie premiere begins 7:30 pm.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: A win over Mares will get me to the next level

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Craig Bennett

Undefeated two-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico is set to take on former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on Mares Saturday August 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN main event. “I am happy this fight got made we were getting the support from the fans that they really wanted this fight. A lot of people are happy. If they are happy, I’m happy. I want to show them I am not scared of anybody and I am willing to fight the best,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “This is the fight that takes us to the next level. Whoever wins this fight is going on top.”

We caught up with Leo Santa Cruz at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. “We always come well prepared for every fight. This is the most important fight of my career. I am training and I have to train like if we want to get to the top,” Santa Cruz said. “I am training really hard so come fight night we will go out there and win.” (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Katsidis ready to return to the ring

Former world champion Michael Katsidis has made the decision to resume his boxing career. He will be trained under the team of Brendon Smith and Steven Spark and be based out of Smithy’s TGW Gym in Toowoomba, Australia. “I honestly feel re-born,” Katsidis said. “I can’t wait to hear the ring announcer once again say those words I love hearing ‘from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia, trained by Brendon Smith and Steven Spark out of Smithy’s TGW Gym’.”

The million dollar question – when, where and who will Michael Katsidis fight? “Good question,” Katsidis says with a laugh. “I don’t care, I would love it to be in Toowoomba, because as my mate Jack Asis would say ‘this is my home town’, I’ll leave that in the hands of the man who’s always looked out for my best interests – Brendon Smith,” Katsidis said.

An announcement on Michael Katsidis’ next bout is expected within a month.



July 20th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago: Road to the Octagon

Go inside the training camps of UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and No. 1 contender Renan Barao ahead of their epic rematch at Fight Night Chicago free on FOX on July 25 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Chatman-Biosse Photo Gallery

Photos: Emily Harney/Emilyharney.com

The most familiar out-of-town face in Rhode Island won for the fourth time at Twin River Casino Friday as Jersey City N.J. vet Chris Chatman defeated hometown favorite Vladine Biosse by unanimous decision in the main event of CES Boxing’s “Rhode To Redemption” card. More



July 20th, 2015

Full Report

Full Report from Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA

Kurt Wolfheimer at Ringside

Friday night at the Sand Casino in Bethlehem, PA, GH3 Promotions and King’s Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions and Main Events, put on an exciting nine bout card that included a nationally televised ShoBox: The New Generation quadruple header. In the main event of the evening, Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular third round TKO over previously unbeaten Istvan Szili (18-1-2, 8 KOs) to capture the vacant IBO Inter-continental middleweight championship. Also victorious on the ShoBox quadruple header were Arif Magomedov, Adam Lopez and Samuel Clarkson. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton wouldn’t “last six rounds” with Scott Quigg

Frampton considering a weight move after last victory

Anthony Crolla promised second world title shot after controversial draw

Sergey Kovalev and the rise of Eastern European boxers

The Pacquiaos share biblical verses on sustaining marriages

 



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Tenkai to challenge IBF female 118lb champ Rodriguez in Chile

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Claudio Pardo

More aggressive and adventurous than Japanese boys in fighting abroad are our female boxers, of course, due to economic reasons that the former is much more popular and money-making than the latter. Our prominent world titlists and/or bright prospects (male) are duly protected by our promoters/managers, televisions and aficionados as well, but our girls are obliged to go and fight abroad whenever and wherever there should be opportunities to acquire world championships.

A cute Japanese girl, Tsunami Tenkai (21-10, 10 KOs), ex-WBA super-fly champ, will have an ambitious shot at the IBF bantamweight belt against Carolina Rodriguez (14-0, 1 KO) in the titleholder’s home turf, Santiago de Chile, on August 22. (more…)



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Motor City Results

Ringside report and photos by Bob Ryder

Promoter Eddie Jaafar presented a rare outdoor club show Saturday night at the Warren Valley Golf Course in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights with Carlos Llinas making the matches. Despite several contests dropping out and threatening weather all night, the card went on with seven matches being completed before the storms rolled in cancelling one of the co-main events that was to feature Demetrius Banks vs Karinn Davis.

In the other main event, Detroit’s Mike Portillo advanced to (6-0, 2 KO’s) with a unanimous four round decision over Milwaukee’s Antoine Elerson (2-13, 2 KO’s) in a welterweight scrap. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 x 2. Easily the best fight of the night, this one featured sustained action throughout. Portillo was the aggressor, constantly pushing forward and throwing punches, leaving himself open for Elerson to land an occasional sharp counter. With Portillo and Elerson exchanging at the final bell, the rain started to fall and lightning appeared on the horizon. Scorecards were added up faster than usual for this one! (more…)



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Rios Upsets Johns; Fox Brothers Victorious In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A main event upset highlighted the Keystone Boxing card at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC Saturday on an evening where most of the prospects from the Washington, DC area performed very well.

Previously undefeated Fort Washington, MD super featherweight “Monster” Marq Johns lost a six-round unanimous decision to Karl Garcia-Rios of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event. Johns, a native of Philadelphia, PA, got off to a good start dropping Garcia-Rios with a sneaky close right hand in the first round. However, Garcia-Rios recovered quickly and took control of the contest in rounds two and three by increasing the pressure on Johns.

By the fifth round, Garcia-Rios was in complete control of the bout and dropped Johns with a left hand in the fifth round. Garcia-Rios went on to the win via scores of 58-54 (twice) and 57-55. The loss was Johns’s first in his pro career and his record is now 6-1-1, five KO’s. Garcia-Rios’s record evens at 5-5-1, one KO. (more…)



July 19th, 2015




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