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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Boxing News

Alvarado headlines Saturday

Denver’s Mike Alvarado will risk his undefeated record and his Top-10 world rating when he takes on Gabriel Martinez in a homecoming rumble — his first in over two years — on Saturday at Softball Country in Denver. The fight will be televised live nationally as the main event on Top Rank Live on Fox Sports Net, beginning at 10 p.m. ET (blacked out locally.) (more…)



July 26th, 2011



Boxing News

Despaigne vows to beat Miranda

Former Cuban amateur star Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) is ready for battle in the televised supporting bout of this week’s ESPN Friday Night Fights against heavy-handed Colombian Edison “Pantera” Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs). The 10-round light heavyweight battle will open the Friday’s telecast from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Despaigne suffered a setback against fellow top prospect Ismayl Sillakh in his last fight and says he is eager to get back to his winning ways against Miranda and knows exactly what to do. “He’s a very good fighter,” said Despaigne. “He’s fought a lot of great guys, but it’s my time. I’ll stick to the game plan and do what I have to do and I’ll win…I’ve been in against the hardest punchers in the world and never been knocked out. I was down last fight, but I got right back up. That’s shows what kind of chin I have. I have fought so many guys who have power that I don’t even worry about it.”



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Fallon, NV

The City of Fallon, NV and Let’s Get It On Promotions have announced the fourth annual “Rural Rumble” Fallon Fights 2011 on Saturday August 27th at the Churchill County Fairgrounds. Headlining the card is Northern Nevada favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) making his highly anticipated return after a prolonged layoff due to a hand injury from a fight in 2009. He takes on Anthony Bartinelli (20-14-2, 13 KOs) in a six round middleweight bout.

“We are thrilled to be presenting the fourth annual “Rural Rumble” once again in Fallon.” Says Fallon, NV Mayor Ken Tedford Jr. “Boxing has played an important role in this area for over a century, and we are proud to continue the tradition.”



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Turf wars in Mexico City

The successful series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns to the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday with a show being billed as “CIVIL WAR”. The main event will feature one of the the hottest prospects in Mexican Boxing as hard punching Dante “Crazy” Jardon (17-1, 15 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth jr lightweight title against compatriot Adrian Tellez (15-5-1, 10 KOs). There is a very hot rivalry between these two hungry young prospects from Mexico City. (more…)



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Morales vs Barrios?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources inform on the possibility that legendary former world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales could face former world champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios on September 17 in Las Vegas and that the fight could be for a title at super lightweight. In the coming days Morales will begin his training camp at the Otomi Ceremonial Center in the Mexico State. Barrios and Morales were originally to meet in December but due to a legal situation, Barrios could not travel to Mexico. Barrios recently won a legal opportunity to get out of Argentina. Barrios was originally slated to fight Friday in Tucuman, Argentina.



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez-Gomez LA presser today

Open to the public, fight fans welcome

WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez and challenger Alfonso Gomez will hold a press conference today at noon at the Central Public Library’s Outdoor Plaza in downtown Los Angeles to officially announce their WBC super welterweight world championship fight which will be part of the “Star Power: Mayweather vs. Ortiz” mega-event taking place on Saturday, Sept. 17.

There will be a second press conference at noon on Wednesday at the PlazAmericas Mall – Lower Level Stage Area (Inside the mall) in Houston, Texas.

Please note: Both events are open to the PUBLIC. Fans are encouraged to arrive early.



July 26th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 133 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 6!

Shields Battles Ellenberger In The Big Easy – Tickets On Sale This Week: Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger go toe-to-toe in a welterweight battle, plus TUF11 winner Court McGee battles Dongi Yang – live on Saturday, September 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans – UFC Fight Club presale starts Thursday at 10am CT

The Strikeforce World Grand Prix Continues, Plus The Middleweight Title On The Line – Tickets On Sale This Week: Josh Barnett battles Sergei Kharitonov, and Antonio Silva takes on Daniel Cormier in the semifinals of the World Heavyweight Grand Prix – plus Jacare Souza defends the Strikeforce middleweight championship against Luke Rockhold – live Saturday, September 10 at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio – UFC Fight Club presale starts Thursday at 10am ET

UFC 133 & 135 VIP Packages Available Now: Get front row seats, meet & greet UFC fighters, backstage tours, autographed merch, and more in Philly and Denver!

See Belfort vs Eastman Free On UFC.com: Relive this classic from UFC 43 for free on UFC.com – see Vitor in action live August 6 at UFC 133

For more info on UFC 133 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 26th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: “Knock Out Cancer”

Ringside report & photos by David Greene

On a night when New Yorkers were dealing with the third night of a record breaking heatwave, a capacity crowd turned up at the unusual site of the Hunts Point Produce Market in the rough-and-tumble South Bronx, for Star Boxing’s, benefit “Knock Out Cancer,” card, held Friday, July 22 . . . click here for more



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Sanchez II returns August 13

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican featherweight prospect Salvador Sanchez II (24-4-3, 13 KOs) reappears in the ring on August 13 in Mexico City against compatriot Adam Garcia (14-4-1, 10 KOs) on the eve of the 29th anniversary of the death of his legendary uncle Salvador Sanchez. “I’m beginning to see the changes since my return to Mexico and the opponents are increasingly more demanding. Between each fight I’m just resting for a week and cycle back to my workouts because I have clear goals and my desire is to give my best in boxing. My responsibility is linked to my ambition to be world champion,” says Sanchez II. (more…)



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Shumenov: Driven To Excellence

Light heavyweight champ headlines Friday's TeleFutura

Boxing’s most driven world champion is WBA and IBA light heavyweight king, Beibut Shumenov, who takes the next step on his mercurial rise in the sweet science Friday night (July 29) headlining “Fire & Fury” against two-time world title challenger Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago on TeleFutura’s telecast live from South Point Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)



July 26th, 2011

UFC

Blueprint: Belfort-Akiyama

UFC 133 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 6!

Fresh off a devastating loss to Anderson Silva in his last bout, former champion and global fighting star Vitor Belfort will attempt to take a major step toward reestablishing himself as a middleweight title contender when he faces Asian superstar Yoshihiro Akiyama in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Back-to-back losses, by contrast, would set him well back in the 185-pound pack . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC

For more info on UFC 133 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Magee Arrives in Costa Rica

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Irishman Brian Magee arrived on Monday night in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he will face local hero Jaime Barboza on Saturday for the WBA interim middleweight title on the WBA’s “KO to Drugs 2011″ Festival. “It will be a good fight. I’m trained and I think Costa Rica is a nice country. I’ve acclimated in Panama and don ​​my final work to win this world crown,” said Magee, who sparring with former WBA super featherweight beltholder Vicente Mosquera. Mageee is trained by Panamanian former boxer Bernardo Checa.



July 26th, 2011

Feature Story

Baysangurov-Miranda Presser

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos: K2 Promotion

On Saturday at the Palace of Sports in Odessa, Ukraine, the Klitschko brothers “K2 Promotions” will present a world championship boxing event. The main event of the evening will be a fight for the interim WBO junior middleweight title between IBO junior middleweight champion Zaurbek Baysangurov (25-1, 19 KOs) and Brazilian puncher Mike Miranda (34-3-0, 31 KOs). Both fighters appeared at a Monday press conference.

Zaurbek Baysangurov: “I had excellent training before this fight. I have a serious opponent. I’m glad I’ll be boxing in Odessa, because here I have many friends. Of course, I would like to thank the President of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Akhmadovich Kadyrov and his foundation for their support!”

Mike Miranda: “Baysangurov a very strong fighter, but I’m confident in my abilities. I’m an experienced puncher, this is my element. I’m sure that I will knock him out in the fourth round.” (more…)



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Dib-Lacierva Presser

Pre-fight press conference for the upcoming IBF featherweight world title fight between Billy Dib and Jorge Lacierva on Friday in Sydney, Australia.



July 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Donaire to return in October

World bantamweight champion and consensus top-three pound-for-pound fighter Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Todd duBoef, President of Top Rank, Inc., announced today that they will move forward together in promoting Donaire’s stellar professional boxing career.

“I am very happy and pleased to announce a recent reconciliation between Top Rank, and myself, and I am also extremely excited to announce that I will be back in the ring this coming October,” said Donaire. “There were some details that required attention, and I feel confident now that my professional goals are being understood and respected by Top Rank. And we have likewise come to a mutual understanding and agreement as far as our common objectives in boxing and how we can work better together as a team. I was able to sit down and figure out the fight map, which both Top Rank and I could agree with. Having a shared goal now, and working together, I’m certain will only make for better fights, and better boxing, now and in the future. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Edison Miranda Update

Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda is in his final days of training camp and will be on his way to Las Vegas tomorrow in preparation for his July 29th fight on ESPN2. Miranda is coming off his first light heavyweight fight and ready to step up the competition against a tough Cuban fighter by the name of Yordanis Despaigne. Despaigne showed a very promising armature career by defeating top names like Jean Pascal and Tomasz Adamek and fighting to a tough one point loss to Andre Direll. He was one of the top prospects at light heavyweight building a perfect 8-0 record until facing his first professional loss to another great prospect, Ismayl Sillakh. Despaigne has blamed severe cuts during this bout for his loss and wants to prove to the world that he has what it takes to compete with the best at 175lbs. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Boxing Result

Galassi, Marsili Win

Two OPI 2000 fighters scored wins in the weekend.

On Saturday in Forlì, Italy, former WBC female flyweight champion Simona Galassi returned to the ring after a highly controversial decision of last March 11 in Mexico against Mariana Juarez with a six round decision against Bulgarian Svetla Taskova.

On Sunday in Civitavecchia, Italy, Italian lightweight champion Emiliano Marsili (23-0-1, 9 KOs) only need 24 seconds to retain his title and destroy Paolo Gassani (14-1, 6 KOs) in the first round.



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

IBF Cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham and number-one ranked welterweight Mike Jones have signed an endorsement deal with Cov Glove, a leather sleeve that covers the tape around the wrist. The Cov Glove protects the fighter from having his tape come loose as well as protecting his opponent from Tape scraping against his head and eyes and has all been certified by USA Boxing.
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WBA/IBF Super Lightweight Champion Amir “King” Khan will guest this evening on “LOPEZ TONIGHT”, the award winning late night talk show hosted by George Lopez. Broadcast on TBS, the show will air tonight at 12 EST, 11pm CST. This will be Khan’s first late night talk show appearance in the United States and takes place just hours before he departs for his hometown of Bolton, England.
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Former four-time world champion, Carina “La Reina” Moreno (21-3, 6 KO’s) returns to the ring when she faces Chantel “Georgous Babe” Cordova (8-2-1, 3 KO’s) August 27, 2011. The bout will go off on the Robert Guerrero vs. Marcos Maidana card, set to take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Elio Rojas Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A reliable source indicates that in the Dominican Republic business people and sports journalists are seeking the support of that country’s President for financial assistance so Elio Rojas can fight in the city of San Francisco de Macoris for the WBC championship against Mexico’s Jhonny Gonzalez. The WBC recently stated that Gonzalez must defend against Rojas. Other sources suggest the possibility that Rojas-Gonzalez could land on the September 17th Mayweather-Ortiz card in Las Vegas. Since July 2007 Rojas has only fought four times.



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

New faces in Guadalajara

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos by Rene Perez/Canelo Promotions

The Traditional Jalisco Arena will open its doors next Friday with a Canelo Promotions event called “New Blood, Debut Night” that will star featured prospects from Guadalajara, Mexico. In the star attraction, Moises “Gatti” Delgadillo will face José “Polvora” Mendoza in a 10-round fight in the lightweight division. Delgadillo has eight fights without defeat, while Mendoza will look for a win after two failures in the United States. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Martinez to face Frampton

Super bantamweight prospect Carl Frampton will challenge Kiko Martinez for the European title on September 10 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast. The fight will be the chief support bout on the Paul McCloskey vs. Breidis Prescott WBA light welterweight world title eliminator, and Frampton is confident he can wrestle the title from the Spaniard in just his 11th pro contest. “I’ve wanted this fight for a long time and I believe 100 per cent that I will beat Kiko,” said Frampton. “He’s a dangerous fighter and a world class one but I believe that I am a world class fighter too and a massive hometown show is the perfect platform for me to prove it.”



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Big ratings for Fury-Chisora

Photos: Hennessy Sports

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury proved on Saturday night that he’s not only the new star of World boxing after winning the British and Commonwealth titles but also a major ratings puller for Channel 5 in the United Kingdom as well as a pay-per-view audience in North America. Channel 5 executives were left thrilled by 6ft 9′ Fury’s sensational performance in the victory over Dereck Chisora at Wembley Arena which attracted a peak audience figure of 3m viewers – demonstrating once again the appeal of boxing to the public. British and Commonwealth champion Fury is now ready to become a global star with not only Channel 5 but American broadcasters eager to screen his future fights. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Full Report

Byant-Piper: Full Report

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: CDL Promotions

WBA #10 Robbie Bryant (15-1-1, 7 KOs) outscored former Australian champion Les Piper (14-9-3, 3 KOs) to capture the IBF Australasian middleweight title via twelve round split decision at the Italian club, Perth, Western Australia on Saturday. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Ennis opponent named

A night of boxing promoted by Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions is set for the South Philly Asylum Arena on Friday. Headlining the card is the comeback of former USBA junior middleweight champion, Derek “Pooh Ennis (22-3-1, 13KO’s) who is ready to make another run towards the elusive world title bout. He first must get by dangerous Mexican knockout artist Saul “Baby” Duran (38-18-2, 31KO’s) in the eight round main event of the evening. (more…)



July 25th, 2011

Boxing News

Danny Brener new Goossen publicist

Goossen Tutor Promotions has named Danny Brener, son of California Boxing Hall of Fame and public relations veteran Steve Brener, as its Vice President of Communications.  The younger Brener has grown up surrounded by the sport of boxing and the skills needed to be a top publicist.  Almost seven years ago to the day, Brener officially began working in boxing for his father’s famed sports public relations firm, Brener Zwikel & Associates. (more…)



July 25th, 2011




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