Salido overcomes knockdown, stops Perez

Salido overcomes knockdown, stops Perez

Photos: Zanfer promotions Former world champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (44-13-4, 31 KOs) was victorious when Aristedas Perez (30-10-2, 16 KOs) didn't come out ...

>> continued

Conlan, Saucedo, Alvarado win in Chicago

Conlan, Saucedo, Alvarado win in Chicago

By Craig Wick at ringside Photos: Top Rank In the main event from Chicago's UIC Pavilion, Irish Olympic hero, Michael "Mick" Conlan (2-0, 2 ...

>> continued

Spence dethrones Brook in barnburner

Spence dethrones Brook in barnburner

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated #1 contender Errol "The Truth" Spence, Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) scored a hard fought eleventh round KO ...

>> continued

Groves TKOs Chudinov to claim WBA 168 belt

Groves TKOs Chudinov to claim WBA 168 belt

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, three-time world title challenger "Saint" George Groves ...

>> continued

Jose Uzcategui uppdate

Jose Uzcategui uppdate

By Boxing Bob Newman How often have you heard or even made the comment, "Small world, isn't it?" That statement isn't ...

>> continued


Boxing news moves fast. Click here to refresh the page
and make sure you're getting the latest updates.

Latest Boxing News


Boxing News

Hearns returns as a 154-pounder

Former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KOs) will be dropping down in weight and looking to establish himself as a force in the junior middleweight division when he takes on former Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) Friday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. For Hearns, the son of all-time great Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, it will be the first time back in the ring since losing to “Super” WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm in February 2011. “This fight can open up the doors for me to fight some of the top guys in both weight classes, 154 or 160,” said Hearns. “Lara is a very talented fighter. I am grateful for the opportunity.” (more…)

Former middleweight world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20KOs) will be dropping down in weight and looking to establish himself …


Boxing Result

Pierson victorious in Newark

Last night at Newark, New Jersey’s Robert Treat Hotel, in front of hundreds of hometown fans, super middleweight prospect Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KO) put on a show for three and a half rounds before dropping late sub Charles Hayward (7-5, 3 KOs) with a vicious right that ended the fighter’s night. Pierson was originally set to face Joshua Snyder for the New Jersey 168lb belt, but Snyder pulled out only days before the bout. The win was Pierson’s second consecutive KO victory following a near 19-month layoff.

Last night at Newark, New Jersey’s Robert Treat Hotel, in front of hundreds of hometown fans, super middleweight prospect Richard …



Boxing News

Jackson Brothers headline

On April 25, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter 340 Promotions present “Boxing in Paradise 5” featuring knockout artist John Jackson (12-0, 11 KOs) defending his WBC Youth super welterweight world title for the first time against fellow undefeated Jesus “Chino” Selig (14-0-1, 9 KOs) of Douglas, Arizona, in the 10-round main event.

In the co-main event, brother Julius (12-0, 8 KOs),will face Wilson “Kid Wonder” Theophile (8-3, 4 KOs) of Nassau, Bahamas, over 10 rounds for the vacant WBC Youth super middleweight silver title. (more…)

On April 25, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and co-promoter 340 Promotions present …


Boxing News

Antonio Escalante re-inks with GBP

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican super featherweight prospect Antonio Escalante (26-4, 17 KOs) has reached a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions for three fights. Escalante had previously been with Golden Boy for five years, ending in 2011. He returns Saturday against unbeaten Francisco Camacho (7-0, 2 KOs) in an eight-rounder at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. The event billed as “Battle at the Border” features Abner Mares (23-0-1, 13 KOs) against Eric Morel (46-2, 33 KOs) for the WBC featherweight belt and WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (32-1-1, 11 KOs) defending his title for the tenth time against David De La Mora (24-1, 17 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican super featherweight prospect Antonio Escalante (26-4, 17 KOs) has reached a promotional agreement with Golden …




Feature Story

Interview: Brian Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman

At 30 years old and almost 10 years of pro boxing under his belt, Brian Vera (19-6, 12 KOs) has seen more twists and turns then a roller coaster at nearby Six Flags in Fort Worth, although you would never know it after spending some time with him. His even keeled nature is almost counterintuitive to his boxing style, more slugger than boxer. And it was his crowd-pleasing style that helped land him on Season 3 of the reality TV series “The Contender”, and in subsequent big fights with the likes of Andy Lee (twice), James Kirkland and Sergio Mora. Although he lacks in some of the pure boxing techniques as some of his contemporaries, he makes up with it in sheer will and determination, almost Gatti-like. While he has not been able to win some of the premier fights that may have taken his career to whole another level, he has remained a dangerous fighter in the crowded middleweight division. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman At 30 years old and almost 10 years of pro boxing under his belt, Brian Vera (19-6, …


UFC

Mark Hominick revved up for Atlanta

Not that Mark Hominick really needed any reminders, but hearing the joyous noise coming from his nearly year old daughter Raeya in the background during an interview before his UFC 145 bout against Eddie Yagin this Saturday is a friendly nudge to let him know what’s important in life.
what’s important in life . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

. . . .

For more on the UFC or UFC 145, visit UFC.com

Not that Mark Hominick really needed any reminders, but hearing the joyous noise coming from his nearly year old daughter …


Feature Story

Mares ready for Morel

Story by Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

So analysts and fight fans think that Abner Mares will easily defeat Eric Morel this Saturday night inside the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, TX.

That would be the conceived notion as Mares has fought and defeated some of the best fighters at 118 pounds. Not to mention Morel does not have a fan-friendly style and his best days were when he fought at 112 and 115 pounds. (more…)

Story by Francisco Salazar Photos by Chris Cozzone So analysts and fight fans think that Abner Mares will easily defeat …


Boxing News

Mares-Morel Presser open to the public

The final press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader in El Paso, Texas, featuring Abner Mares against Eric Morel for the vacant WBC super bantamweight championship and WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno defending against David de la Mora, will take place today at 1PM in UTEP’s Don Haskins Center and will be open to the public.

The official weigh-in is also open to the public and will take place Friday at 1PM at The Garden, located at 511 Western Street. Doors open Saturday at 3PM, first fight will be at 4PM. Showtime will televise.

The final press conference for Saturday’s world title doubleheader in El Paso, Texas, featuring Abner Mares against Eric Morel for …



Boxing News

Salvador Sanchez II returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II will return this Saturday April 21 against his compatriot Mariano Montes in Ocoyoacac, Mexico State. “It’s nice to fight in the Mexico State,” said the nephew of the Mexican legend of the same name. “I am looking for my goal to seek a world title fight. We try to advance in every fight and I feel I’ve matured and learned a lot at this time. This is a 7-year career and I feel I’m ready for big opportunities.” On the same night, Ibeth Zamora, the WBC Youth female light flyweight beltholder will face former Olympian Jessica Nery. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II will return this Saturday April 21 against his …


Boxing News

Elio Rojas update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas is currently training hard in Hialeah, Florida at the “Xtreme Boxing” Gym and doing roadwork at Miami’s Tropical Park. “I feel great,” said Rojas. “I like to train in Miami. I’m having good physical preparation and it will be a great fight against a great champion. Jhonny Gonzalez should know that this belt was given to him. I’ve already said it several times, but the story will be different with me. I will take [the belt] back because I have the boxing skills and the quality to do it. It will be a great fight that day and the winner will be me!” Rojas and Gonzalez will fight April 28 at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Mexico for the WBC featherweight title in an event presented by the companies, Promociones del Pueblo, Pepe Gomez and HG Boxing and broadcast on Televisa.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC featherweight champion in recess Elio Rojas is currently training hard in Hialeah, Florida at the …


Boxing News

Sugar Ray Leonard Interviews Manny Pacquiao


Boxing News

Ivan Morales headlines in Tijuana

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated twenty-one year old Ivan “Niño Maravilla” Morales (16-0, 11KOs) takes on Edgar “Destroyer” Martinez (9-5, 5KOs) of Anahuac, Chihuahua, for ten bantamweight rounds in his second fight of the year. In his first back in January, the southpaw Morales impressed his hometown fans with a third round stoppage of the durable Ricardo “Rocky” Armenta. Now, Morales, the younger brother of former world champions Erik and Diego, looks to take his first steps towards history as he looks to put together a successful campaign leading up to a world title and thus become part of the first set of three siblings to be crowned world champions. (more…)

Erik “Terrible” Morales’ Box Latino returns to the historic Tijuana Auditorium on Monday, April 23, for a card featuring undefeated …



Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Workout, Part 1

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for his May 5 super fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

WBA super welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto works out at his training headquarters in Orlando, Florida, as he prepares for …


UFC

Jones and Evans are tired of talking

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, you know there’s a cooling off period of sorts. The point where the anger slightly subsides but the feelings are still present.

That’s where UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and challenger Rashad Evans are. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. If you’ve ever listened to two children argue non-stop for any extended length of time, …


Boxing News

Soto-Matthysse for WBC interim title?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a WBC super lightweight eliminator between Humberto Soto and Lucas Matthysse upgraded to an interim WBC world title bout. Danny Garcia, the WBC champion in the 140lb division, apparently has an injury that will keep him from defending right away. Soto-Matthysse meet June 23 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source has indicated that Golden Boy Promotions is looking into the possibility of having a …


Feature Story

Hopkins, Dawson ready to fight

By Matt Richardson

When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion immediately moved into promotional mode. Known for his ability to mentally break down his opponent while simultaneously pushing the fight, Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KO’s) eagerly spoke to all who asked (and many who didn’t). Breaking down his opponent’s strengths and weaknesses, the loquacious Hopkins, as usual, talked and talked and talked.

But that, as they say, was then and this is now.

After a disappointing two-round affair last October in which Hopkins was tossed to the mat and injured his shoulder (the fight was originally ruled a TKO win for Dawson but later changed to a no-contest), the champion has now elected to do something different prior to their rematch next Saturday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

He’s stopped talking. (more…)

By Matt Richardson When light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins signed to fight top contender Chad Dawson last summer, the champion …



Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Chavez Jr. vs. Lee

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son of the Legend” Julio César Chávez, Jr. and #2 contender Andy Lee go on sale Saturday April 28 at 2 p.m. ET / Noon MT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, plus applicable service charges, can be purchased at the UTEP Ticket Center, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and by phone at (915) 747-5234.

The card is being billed as “Viva Chávez!” and marks the first world championship fight to be held in Sun Bowl Stadium since June 13, 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welterweight crown.

Tickets for June 16 clash at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso between undefeated world middleweight champion and the “Son …


Boxing News

Mijares returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian Eddy Julio (13-3-1, 11 KOs) in a clash for the WBC super bantamweight silver title at the Poliforum Unidad Deportiva Centenario in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. “I thank Zanfer Promotions for having confidence in me and giving me the opportunity,” said Mijares. “I hope to have interesting fights with people like Nonito Donaire, Jorge ‘Travieso’ Arce and Victor Terrazas. I want to be on top of world boxing!” If Mijares wins, a possible world title bout on July 14 in Dallas at Cowboy Stadium against Nonito Donaire is on the horizon. Mijares has won his last eight fights since 2009 including his last win against former world title challenger Alejandro Valdez by KO in 3 rounds.

Others fights include Marvin Quintero vs Al Sabaupan in an IBF Lightweight eliminator for the #1 ranking and Anabel Ortiz vs Susana Cruz for the WBC silver female miniumweight title.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former world champion Cristian Mijares (44-6-2, 20 KOs) returns to the ring next Saturday against Colombian …


UFC

Watch UFC 145 Presser today!


Watch the UFC 145 press conference featuring Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, host Jon Anik and your Twitter questions live Wednesday, April 18 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. More

. . . .

For more on the UFC or UFC 145, visit UFC.com

Watch the UFC 145 press conference featuring Jon Jones, Rashad Evans, host Jon Anik and your Twitter questions live Wednesday, …


Scale Watch

Weights from Newark, NJ

Charles Heyward 172.6 vs. Richard Pierson 168.1
Jamond Bourgeois 154.9 vs. John Thompson 156.7
Steven Johnson 118.2 vs. Qa’id Muhammad 116.5
Kevin Howard 270.9 vs. Aaron Kinch 258.8
Leandro Acevedo 164.8 vs. Marcus Clay 164.3
Mike Conception 144.6 vs. Danny Morales 139

Promoter: Gabe Laconte’s First Round Promotions & Greg Cohen Promotions
Venue: Robert Treat Hotel
1st Bell: 7:30 PM

Charles Heyward 172.6 vs. Richard Pierson 168.1 Jamond Bourgeois 154.9 vs. John Thompson 156.7 Steven Johnson 118.2 vs. Qa’id Muhammad …


Boxing Result

Trupish wins by KO

By Tom Huynh at ringside

Undefeated Adam Trupish’s (11-0 8KO) power surge continued in Toronto Tuesday as he scored his fifth consecutive knockout victory at 1:30 of the 5th round over Darryl Cunningham (25-4 10KO). Trupish becomes just the second fighter to stop the Detroit veteran, with former world title challenger Anthony Dirrell being the first to end 2011.

Trupish showed his speed and power right from the very start. With the sound of the opening bell still resonating, the two-time Olympian connected with a right hook and straight left combination that knocks Cunningham down to the canvas twenty seconds in. The referee starts the count and Cunningham gets up after a few seconds. Not yet composed and on weak legs, he gets tagged again and goes down for a second time. The visiting fighter manages to get to his feet while the referee administers an eight count but has nothing left and holds on and is saved by the bell. (More)

By Tom Huynh at ringside Undefeated Adam Trupish’s (11-0 8KO) power surge continued in Toronto Tuesday as he scored his …


Boxing News

“Chocolatito” to defend belt in Pomona, Calif

\Top Rank brings to the Fairplex in Pomona an evening of championship boxing on Saturday, April 28, featuring the two-division champion Roman ”Chocolatito” Gonzalez defending his WBA Light Flyweight title against the former world champion Ramon Garcia Hirales in the main event, Gonzalez, 31-0 (26 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua is a former WBA Minimum Weight champion, will be making his fourth defense of his WBA Mini Flyweight title. The hard-punching, 24-year Gonzalez meets Mexico’s Ramon Garcia ”Principe” Hirales 16-3-1 (9 KOs) in what figures to be an explosive match-up, due to the speed and southpaw stance presented by the Mexican fighter against the ferocious punching power presented by the defending champion. (more…)

\Top Rank brings to the Fairplex in Pomona an evening of championship boxing on Saturday, April 28, featuring the two-division …


Boxing News

Q&A: Oscar de la Hoya

Interviewer: Karl Freitag

Ring legend-turned-promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to Fightnews.com about the two big super welterweight world title fights on the May 5 “Ring Kings: Mayweather vs. Cotto” card in Las Vegas featuring Miguel Cotto defending his WBA belt against Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez defending against Sugar Shane Mosley. We also asked the Golden Boy about making a possible comeback himself.

Interviewer: Karl Freitag Ring legend-turned-promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to Fightnews.com about the two big super welterweight world title …


UFC

UFC updates

Tickets On Sale This Week For Maynard vs Guida In Atlantic City: The UFC returns to New Jersey for a showdown between lightweight contenders as Gray Maynard faces off against Clay Guida! Plus, Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher complete their trilogy in the Octagon in a rubber match between these two lightweight sluggers. UFC on FX – Friday, June 22 – Live at the Revel in Atlantic City, New Jersey – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, April 18 at 10am ET, join today for first access to tickets

The Countdown to UFC 145 Begins Tonight on Fuel TV: Four days away from their championship grudge match in Atlanta, see Jon Jones and Rashad Evans prepare for their fight, plus Rory MacDonald and Che Mills look to impress this weekend in the Octagon! Countdown to UFC 145 tonight at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT on Fuel TV

Subscribe to UFC Magazine Today: Look for the new issue on newsstands, featuring covers with Jon Jones and Jim Miller

Keep Track of the TUF Live Tournament with the UFC.com TUF Bracket: Follow the matchups each week, or print it out and try to predict who will make it to the finale!

. . . .

For more on the UFC or UFC 145, visit UFC.com

Tickets On Sale This Week For Maynard vs Guida In Atlantic City: The UFC returns to New Jersey for a …


Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Orlando Media Workout Quotes

Photos: Octavian Cantilli – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

With a giant 50-foot by 25-foot banner emblazoned across the facility, there is no missing Miguel Cotto’s training headquarters in Orlando, Florida. Today Cotto, his trainer Pedro Diaz and promoter Oscar de la Hoya spoke to the press about the upcoming May 5 super fight between Cotto and Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Miguel Cotto, WBA super welterweight world champion: “We are working hard to achieve our goals. I’ve achieved everything I’ve wanted to so far during this camp. I am thinking about the victory and after that, we will celebrate. You have to keep your eyes on your opponent and always be prepared for anything in the ring.

“[On watching film of Mayweather] My work is just to train. Pedro studies the tapes and I follow him.

“[On being a man of few words] It’s my way of life. I prefer to be quiet and calm.

“My father passed away January 3, 2010. He will always be with me. Anything I am right now is because of him. I owe him everything. My dad is always on my mind. He lives with me and in everything I do. He taught me how to go forward and do my thing.

“I feel that this is my moment. I feel great and I am in my prime. I have great people around me. I have a purpose to train every day. I am motivated to fight anyone in boxing. This is how I am and how I have always been. Every fight is a big challenge. Everyone wants to win. Everyone works to win. This is going to be mine and Mayweather’s next big chapter in our careers.” (more…)

Photos: Octavian Cantilli – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy With a giant 50-foot by 25-foot banner emblazoned across the facility, there is no …


Boxing News

WBA #10 Bryant in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBA #10 middleweight Robbie Bryant (15-1-1, 7 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Filipino Arnel Tinampay (17-13-1, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Italian Club in Perth, Western Australia. New Zealand born Bryant was an outstanding amateur who boxed current IBF champion Daniel Geale in the simon pure ranks. “Robbie has shown he has the skills to mix it with the best and now he is world rated we would be interested in a world title opportunity,” said promoter Ty Colman. In other action leading Australian 175 pounder David Letizia (9-2-1, 4 KOs) will have a solid test against Gunnar Jackson (12-2-2, 4 KOs) over twelve rounds. “Dave boxed a draw with Gunnar back in 2010 and this promises to be an action packed contest,” said Colman. Also appearing will be middleweight Luke Sharp and light heavyweight Andrew Green. Promoters: Ty Cloman and David Letizia.

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing WBA #10 middleweight Robbie Bryant (15-1-1, 7 KOs) will return to ring action on Friday …


UFC

UFC, White demand retraction from CagePotato

Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent entities and executives of the website CagePotato regarding certain false and defamatory statements attributed to UFC® President, Dana White, in an April 14th website posting. (more…)

Zuffa, LLC, dba the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent …


Boxing News

Patompothong returns to ring action

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Hot Thai 140 pound prospect Patomsuk Patompothong (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will clash with Mike “Tyson” Tumbaga (12-15-2) over twelve rounds in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Friday. Patompothong scored impressive win over Australian Heath Ellis in Melbourne and Billy Sumba in Bangkok in 2011 bouts. “Patomsuk is a crowd pleasing boxer who is very popular in Thailand because of his exciting ring battles in 2011 against Billy Sumba and Welles Reyke on Channel Seven televised boxing,” said promoter Jimmy Chaichothchuang. “I am sure Tumbaga will be a warrior like all Filipino boxers and give Patomsuk a tough fight which will be televised throughout Thailand,” Chaichotchuang continued. “The fight is in the beautiful city of Chiang Mai which is 500 miles north of Bangkok.”

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Hot Thai 140 pound prospect Patomsuk Patompothong (16-1-1, 10 KOs) will clash …


Boxing News

Shimoda, Kamegai victorious

By Joe Koizumi

Ex-WBA super-bantam champ Akifumi Shimoda (25-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, returned to action after forfeiting his belt to Rico Ramos in Atlantic City and displayed a fine stoppage over durable Mexican Alberto Gonzalez (16-10, 6 KOs), 123.5, at 1:00 of the tenth and final session on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Shimoda, a fast-moving southpaw, steadily piled up points with ease, but sustained a bad laceration caused by a head-collision midway in round five. The gory Shimoda, however, accelerated his attack in the final round to have him staggering to the ropes with a flurry of punches with the referee’s intervention. The 27-year-old Japanese looked sharp and swift for the battered Mexican who showed his heart and won the praise of the crowd.

WBC#8/WBA#11 Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0, 18 KOs), 147, had a tough time with the aggressiveness and pugnacity of Mexican hombre Alfredo Chavez (10-4, 8 KOs), 146.5, but finally caught him with a barrage of punches to prompt the third man’s halt at 1:47 of the ninth round. Kamegai cleverly averted Chavez’s roundhouse rallies to be leading widely on points but occasionally absorbed some punches of his busy attacks. The unbeaten Japanese showed his last surge to batter him from all angles and obviously hurt him, when the ref declared a well-timed stoppage.

This show was held in commemoration of the regular Dynamic Glove program’s 500th anniversary. Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Ex-WBA super-bantam champ Akifumi Shimoda (25-3-1, 11 KOs), 124, returned to action after forfeiting his belt to …


Boxing News

Groves pulls out of title clash against Stieglitz

George Groves has withdrawn from his WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Robert Stieglitz due to an injury sustained in his Cyprus training camp. Groves, the current British and Commonwealth Champion, was scheduled to face Russian Stieglitz on May 5th in Germany in his first challenge for a world title. Promoter Frank Warren said; “I am bitterly disappointment for George as I was convinced he would have beaten Steiglitz and brought the WBO Super-Middleweight title back to it’s spiritual home. Once George is fit a new date will be rescheduled as George is the mandatory challenger.”

George Groves has withdrawn from his WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Robert Stieglitz due to an injury sustained …


Boxing News

Ill Cleverly pulls out of defense

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO title defense against Robin Krasniqi due to a viral infection. The unbeaten Welsh star was scheduled to face Krasniqi on April 28 at the Royal Albert Hall in London, but has been unable to train for his fourth title defence. Olympian Billy Joe Saunders, who was chief support on the card, will now replace Cleverly and headline the first night of professional championship boxing to be held at the world famous venue in nearly 13 years when he takes on Tony Hill for the vacant English middleweight title.

A devastated Cleverly said, “I’ve been unable to train because I’ve been laid up in bed with a viral infection and there’s not enough time to make up what I’ve missed in training to make sure I’m fully fit. I’ve taken the advice of my doctor and been told to fully rest before attempting to start training again. I’m really disappointed because I was looking forward to being the first fighter to bring boxing back to the Royal Albert Hall in over a decade and the first of the century. It was a big night for me as Hopkins was facing Dawson on the same night and I was looking to do a good job on Krasniqi to get a fight with the winner.”

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO title defense against Robin Krasniqi due …


Boxing News

Torn bicep KOs Fernando Guerrero

Dominican southpaw Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KO’s) of Salisbury, Md., suffered a partially torn left biceps in training camp, forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick. The previously announced 10-round super middleweight fight between Guerrero and Fitzpatrick was tabbed to open a three-fight telecast on Showtime, which will now be a doubleheader from Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Miss. The main event will feature former undisputed 160-pound World Champion Jermain Taylor (29-4-1, 18 KO’s) facing undefeated Caleb “Golden” Truax (18-0-1, 10 KO’s) in a 10-round middleweight bout. In the 10-round junior middleweight co-feature, former Cuban amateur standout Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KO’s) takes on former world title challenger Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KO’s).

Dominican southpaw Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KO’s) of Salisbury, Md., suffered a partially torn left biceps in training camp, forcing …


Feature Story

Mensah now turning heads

Story by Bill Hillmann
Photos by Chris Cozzone

After six-to-one underdog Albert Mensah (25-3-1 10KOs) defeated Australian contender Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23 KOs) by majority decision last Friday on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, Fightnews gave Mensah and his camp a call in the wake of their big win.

Junior welterweight Albert Mensah was born and raised in Accra, Ghana, the oldest of five children. (more…)

Story by Bill Hillmann Photos by Chris Cozzone After six-to-one underdog Albert Mensah (25-3-1 10KOs) defeated Australian contender Michael Katsidis …


UFC

The Blueprint: Jon Jones

He is, by most accounts, the chosen one.

Just 24 years old, Jon Jones is the reigning UFC light heavyweight champion. He became the youngest man to ever win UFC gold when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 13 months ago. And he has seemed pretty close to unbeatable in two fights that followed – one-sided submission wins over former champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com

. . . .

For more on the UFC or UFC 145, visit UFC.com

He is, by most accounts, the chosen one. Just 24 years old, Jon Jones is the reigning UFC light heavyweight …


Boxing News

McCloskey vs. Marquez?

Paul McCloskey’s May 5 clash with DeMarcus Corley has taken a new twist after he was named as a possible opponent for Juan Manuel Marquez’s July 14 fight in Texas. The WBO interim light welterweight champion takes over Cowboys Stadium that night and the four-weight king has been linked with a fight with Dudey after his promoter suggested his preference for a southpaw opponent. McCloskey faces the former WBO champ ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on May 5 at the King’s Hall in Belfast in a huge night for boxing for the city, with the all-Irish middleweight Betfair Prizefighter, Martin Lindsay and Jamie Conlan all in action, and now McCloskey’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the show has taken on even greater significance with the former unbeaten European champion in the running for a shot at the pound-for-pound Mexican great. “Paul’s name has been mentioned by JMM’s team in the last week and I reached out to Top Rank yesterday to let them know that we’d love the fight,” said Hearn. “I think we are in with a decent chance but a convincing win against Corley in front of a packed King’s Hall crowd would strengthen our case for a July clash with Marquez.”

Paul McCloskey’s May 5 clash with DeMarcus Corley has taken a new twist after he was named as a possible …










world boxing association

world boxing council



boxing news tips






philly boxing history

All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC.
The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.