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Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME Adonis Stevenson 174.5 vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy 173.5 (WBC light heavyweight world championship) Jo Jo Dan 146.75 vs. Kevin Bizier 146.75 (IBF welterweight title ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best World boxing is back to Puerto Rico this Saturday, December 20, with Triple Crown presented by DIRECTV ...

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Robin Krasniqi workout

Robin Krasniqi workout

Report and photos by Tony Mayger This weekend light heavyweight hopeful Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0, 16 KOs) could take a giant stride towards a ...

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Ticket Alert: Juanma-Marquez

Tickets Go On Sale Monday, August 2

Fireworks will fly during Mexican Independence Day weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., when two-division world champions Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez and Rafael Marquez collide for Lopez’s WBO featherweight title on September 18, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The 12-round world title tilt will be televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. The fight will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing, Zanfer Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions. Tickets, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, go on sale Monday, August 2, at 10 a.m. PT, and can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino.) Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.



July 27th, 2010



Boxing News

Andy Lee returns

World rated middleweight Andy Lee (25-1, 15 KOs) returns against James Cook (11-3-1, 8 KOs) in an eight round off-TV matchup on Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Oklahoma. The Emanuel Steward-trained Lee, is ranked #13 by the WBA, and is currently riding a six fight win streak. The southpaw Lee has served as the sparring partner numerous times for Stewards most prized pupil, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Steward believes it is only a matter of time until Lee is crowned middleweight champion. (more…)



July 27th, 2010


Boxing News

Sturm to face Lorenzo

The agreement between Felix Sturm and Giovanni Lorenzo was signed at 11:45AM today according to FIGOsport. So Sturm’s opponent for his WBA middleweight championship on September 4th in Cologne has been found. It has been also been confirmed that Sturm will trained for this fight by Fritz Sdunek.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

8/6 Chicago card upgraded

8 Count Productions in association with Vega Boxing have announced that ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights will return to Chicago on August 6th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Headlining will be a ten round welterweight showdown between undefeated prospect “King” James De La Rosa (20-0, 12 KOs) and Mexican veteran Michel “EL Bravo” Rosales (28-3, 23 KOs). The co-feature is a ten round junior welterweight battle between Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez (19-2, 11 KOs) and Prenice Brewer (15-0-1, 6 KOs). Previously announced for August 6th is an eight round heavyweight bout between local fan favorite and heavyweight contender Mike Mollo (20-3, 12 KOs) and Franklin Lawrence (12-2-2, 7 KOs).

“We’re very excited to work with Denis Benoit and the Vega Boxing team and our friends at ESPN to bring an outstanding event to the sports fans of Chicago on Friday, August 6th. We originally had an action packed event planned on that night for our Windy City Fight Night series and now the fans will get more world class boxing for the same price” said Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Ennis, Rosado presser

Photos by Peltz Boxing

United States Boxing Association (USBA) junior middleweight champion Derek ‘Pooh’ Ennis and challenger ‘King’ Gabriel Rosado both spoke with confidence Monday evening at the final press conference for their all-Philly showdown on Friday, July 30, at the Arena in South Philadelphia. An overflow crowd at Champs American restaurant on Columbus Boulevard in South Philadelphia—less than one mile from the Arena—turned out to hear both fighters and their respective managers and trainers discuss the biggest local fight in years. For more details and photos click here…



July 27th, 2010

Announcement

Everlast: the only glove you need



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Nishioka-Munroe date announced

Rendall Munroe was last night given the date for his world title showdown against Japanese star Toshiaki Nishioka. Munroe (21-1) will challenge for Nishioka’s (36-4-3) WBC super-bantamweight title at Tokyo’s 10,000 capacity Sumo Hall on Sunday October 24. Munroe, 30, will take eight weeks off from his binman’s job to prepare for the biggest fight of his career. The Leicester southpaw, promoter Frank Maloney, manager Mike Shinfield and trainer Jason Shinfield, will spend 12 days in Tokyo before the fight. (more…)



July 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Jones takes on Matyushenko

Story by Andreas Hale

Every once in a while, a special fighter comes along with so much raw natural talent that it is scary for the rest of the mixed martial arts world. 23-year-old Jon “Bones” Jones is one of those special one-of-a-kind individuals. . . Click here for more



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Philippine Boxing Update

Governor Casimiro Ynares III of Rizal poses with the Filipinos and Thai boxers during the courtesy call at his office at Provincial Capitol in Antipolo City yesterday. From left to right, Filipino contender Jonathan Tacuning, Thai challenger Wandee Singwangcha and his opponent, defending super flyweight champ Silvester “Stallone” Lopez, Ynares, Filipino challenger Ryan Bito and Thai flyweight titlist Sooksan Chaichana Sanmuangloei. Not included in the picture Warlito Parrenas. The triple WBC International championship bouts will be held on Saturday at Ynares Sports Arena in Shaw Boulevard, Pasig City. The Thai fighters Thai fighters will conduct a public work out around 3pm Wednesday at Elorde Boxing Gym along Taft Avenue, fronting De La Salle University in Manila.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma-Marquez presser webcast

Undefeated WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez and two-division world champion Rafael Marquez will host a news conference on Tuesday to officially announce their highly anticipated world featherweight title fight. The fighters will be joined by their teams, including promoters Bob Arum, Ivan Rivera, Orlando Pinero, Gary Shaw and Fernando Beltran in Los Angeles. Click on http://www.toprank.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?catid=0 at 3PM ET/Noon PT to see the news conference streamed live.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Marquez a huge favorite

By Karl Freitag

WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manual Marquez is a healthy favorite to defeat Juan Diaz in their highly publicized pay-per-view “Fight of the Year” rematch on Saturday in Las Vegas. Marquez is -350 at WilliamHill.com, -500 at Sportsbook.com and -450 at Bet365.com. Diaz backers can get +250/+300/+300.
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There is also a line for another match on the pay-per-view card. For the WBO middleweight title bout between Daniel Jacobs and Dmitry Pirog, Jacobs is a -175 pick at WilliamHill.com, but just -125 at Bet365.com. Pirog is +125/-105 respectively.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

First 3D boxing match

Another technology first for Universum. Some of the fights on Saturday’s card at the o2 World Arena in Hamburg will be presented in 3D. Special 3D cameras will beam the action into the 3D Lounge at the o2 World for a select group, however this will not be visible on the live ZDF telecast. “Boxing is ideally suited for 3D,” said promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “We had two trial runs during gym sparring sessions. It’s an incredible experience. It was like you were in the ring too. This wouldn’t work so well in other sports, in football and Formula 1 you’re too far away. This is the future! I am very pleased to present the first 3D fight on July 31st.” The bouts selected for 3D are the main event with Sebastian Zbik, as well as the bouts featuring Juan Carlos Gomez, Jack Culcay and Arthur Matern.

Universum has embraced the new media like no other promoter in boxing, placing their extensive fight library online for fans free of charge, as well as offering a groundbreaking iPhone app.



July 27th, 2010

Boxing News

HBO: There WERE negotiations

Top Rank claimed there were negotiations for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight. Team Mayweather claimed there never were any negotiations. HBO has now announced that there were indeed negotiations that were personally conducted by Ross Greenburg, head of HBO Sports. “I had been negotiating with a representative from each side since May 2nd, carefully trying to put the fight together,” revealed Greenburg in a statement. “Hopefully, someday this fight will happen. Sports fans deserve it.”



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Quezada sparring session

By Ricardo Conde
Photos: Ricardo Conde

With less than three weeks until his return to the ring, heavyweight contender Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (29-5, 18 KOs), under the watchful eye of former junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia in Oxnard, CA, continues his preparations as he is set to take on Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (28-2, 25 KOs) on Friday, August 13 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA in a scheduled 12-round main event on the latest edition of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” for the vacant WBC FECOMBOX heavyweight title. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Report/Gallery: Barnett-Hendrix

By Michael Sheffield at ringside
Photos By JD Meredith

Saturday night, the action inside The Fitz matched the temperature outside with a five-card fight that reminded fans why the Fights at the Fitz series is one of the most popular events in Tunica. Evenly matched lightweights Ty Barnett (17-1-1 12 KOs) and Tyrese Hendrix (18-1-1 7 KOs) gave the crowd everything they had in the 8-round main event that saw Barnett break out with a dominating performance over Hendrix. However, Barnett’s win would be marred by possible injuries to both hands during the fight. (More)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma in LA

Photo by Joel A. Colón

The undefeated world champion Juan Manuel Lopez and his wife Barbara arrived today in Los Angeles for a press conference tomorrow to announce his big September showdown against Rafael Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas that will be telecast by SHOWTIME.



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Nongqayi vows lesson, beating

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

IBF super flyweight champion Simphiwe Nongqayi (16-0-1, 6 KOs) arrived from South Africa to Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico to face Juan Alberto “Topo” Rosas (31-5, 25 KOs) this Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria. “I will give a boxing lesson to Rosas in front of his own people, then I’ll give a rematch to Travieso Arce to shut his mouth once again. I already did it to his brother and the same to him. Does he want more? I’ll give you more in a rematch.” (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Marquez LA workout

Photo by Big Joe Miranda

Unified lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, #2 ranked middleweight Dmitry Pirog, two-time world champion Jorge Linares and rising junior welterweight Frankie Gomez held an open media workout today at the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles in preparation for their respective bouts on Saturday’s Marquez vs. Diaz II “Fight of the Year: The Rematch” fight card in Las Vegas. Click here for more photos…



July 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Adamek-Grant on PPV

Integrated Sports Media, North America’s undisputed champion of major pay-per-view boxing distribution, has announced that it will broadcast the IBF International and NABO heavyweight titles fight on August 21st. “The Big Challenge” main event clashes two-time light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion, and current The Ring Magazine number 5 heavyweight in the world, Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (41-1, 27 KO) against former heavyweight contender “Big” Michael Grant (46-3, 34 KO). Additionally, boxing fans around the world will see always dangerous Columbian, Joel Julio (35-4, 31 KO), live from the Prudential Center “The Big Challenge”, presented by Main Events, Ziggy Promotions and X-Cel Worldwide, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9PM EST / 6PM PST on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States and Viewer’s Choice and Bell TV in Canada for a suggested retail price of $29.95. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

DKP Conference Call Transcript

Here is a full transcript of last week’s spirited media conference call supporting Don King’s world championship tripleheader at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7. The participants included undefeated WBC/IBF 140-pound champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (20-0, 13 KOs), from St. Louis; who will defend against former WBA super lightweight champion Andriy Kotelnik (31-3-1, 13 KOs), from Lviv Ukraine; and undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (20-0, 18 KOs), from Tallahassee, Fla.; who will defend against former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson (50-13-2, 34 KOs), from Jamaica now fighting out of Miami. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Frenkel plans to enjoy UK

European cruiserweight title contender Alexander Frenkel wants to combine a KO win over Enzo Maccarinelli with some sightseeing! The unbeaten 25-year-old will tackle Big Mac on September 18 at the LG Arena, Birmingham. And not only is he intent on taking the title back to Germany, but he plans to take in a few of the UK’s hottest tourist destinations as well. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Edouard returns Saturday

By Robert Coster

Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (23-2-2, 14 KOs) returns to ring action on Saturday, facing former jr middleweight contender Alfonso Mosquera (19-7, 7 KOs) in Colon, Panama. Edouard, WBA #8 ranked middleweight, will be stepping down to the jr middleweight division facing crowd favorite Mosquera for the vacant WBA Fedelatin 154lbs crown. The Haitian-American boxer already holds the WBA middleweight Fedelatin belt. Edouard and Mosquera will be headlining an entertaining 9 bout international card offered by Premium Boxing Promotions that will also feature another regional title fight: WBA #12 featherweight Nicholas Walters (14-0, 11 KOs) defending his WBA Fedelatin crown against hard-punching Eddy Julio (11-2-1, 10 KOs) of Colombia. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Announcement

WEC heads to Broomfield

One of the sport’s pound-for-pound elite returns this fall to defend his title against one of the division’s most dangerous fighters. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo, universally recognized as the number one ranked lighter weight fighter in MMA, makes the second defense of his crown against judo ace Manny Gamburyan when World Extreme Cagefighting® invades the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. on Thursday, Sept. 30. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Zbik-Heiland Presser

Last step before Zbik-Martinez?

Photo by Universum Box-Promotion

Universum has loaded up Saturday’s “Universum Champions Night” at the o2 World in Hamburg, closing out a successful eight year run of boxing on ZDF. The card features the WBC interim world championship between Sebastian Zbik and Jorge Sebastian Heiland, the WBA super middleweight world championship between Dimitri Sartison and Khoren Gevor, the European heavyweight champion duel between Alexander Dimitrenko and Jaroslaw Zavorotny, plus Juan Carlos Gomez, Karoly Balzsay and Jack Culcay in separate bouts. All seats in the arena have been priced at 30-Euros with half the preceeds going to a children’s charity.

Here’s what happened at today’s press conference. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Interview

“Rosedale Reaper” speaks

Q&A by David Nelmark

This Saturday, on UFC Live, televised on Versus from the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, Rob “The Rosedale Reaper” Kimmons, 22-5, will face Steve Steinbeiss, 4-3 . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

George to face Sierra

Next Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK, highly touted super middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George (20-0-1, 17 KOs) will look to continue his unbeaten run against Francisco Sierra (21-3, 20 KOs) in what promises to be an all-out war between heavy-handed punchers in the co-feature on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast. The bout is the co-feature to the welterweight showdown between IBF #3 rated, Delvin Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14 KOs) and Ashley Theophane (26-4-1, 7 KOs).



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Dib backs Bika

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Nathan Butler

Former IBO 130 pound champion, Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib (27-1, 15 KOs) and his team jetted out of Sydney on Sunday and were bound for Las Vegas via Los Angeles. The IBF No. 4 rated featherweight (126 lbs) will be working and sparring with fellow world rated, and multiple division champion, Celestino Caballero, who trains under the astute guidance of Jeff Mayweather in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Billy and his trainer Billy Hussein will also support Sakio Bika in his upcoming IBF super middleweight eliminator bout on July 31 against Jean Paul Mendy on the Marquez-Diaz II undercard from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Pabon-Zepeda Aug 13th

UPDATE: It will be all-action welterweight Jesus Pabon (14-1, 8 KOs) who will take on Mexico’s Ernesto Zepeda (39-13-4, 34 KOs) for the WBO Latino welterweight title on August 13. The bout will be a 12 round main event and take place at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Also on the card is 2004 Cuban Olympian Luis Franco (5-0, 4 KOs) against veteran Yogli Herrera (25-11, 15 KOs) , Unbeaten Brazilian middleweight Michael Oliveira (12-0, 10 KOs) vs TBA and local 122lb favorite Jenna “Cowboy” Shiver (11-4-1) against Liliana Martinez (8-10, 4 KOs). Felix Tuto Zabala Jr’s All Star Boxing will promote. For tickets call 404-787-7593.



July 26th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: McEwan-Perez

Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

It may not have been pretty, but middleweight Craig McEwan will take the victory over a hard-nosed challenger.

McEwan won a hard-fought 10 round majority decision over Danny Perez before a boisterous crowd of 2,475 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., Friday night . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Shumenov-Uzelkov

Ringside by David Robinett
Photos by Laura De La Torre

Prior to his first title defense Friday night, against undefeated Vyacheslav Uzelkov, WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov was seeking a measure of redemption, having won the title in a controversial decision in January over Gabriel Campillo. Although Shumenov’s win over Campillo, in just his tenth pro fight, made him the fourth-fastest boxer to win a world title at the start of his career, most ringside observers felt the title was undeserved, leaving Shumenov in a position of having to prove himself all over again . . . Click here for more



July 26th, 2010

Announcement

Promoter Temuzin Rambing passes

By Jeff Pamungkas

Young and talented Indonesian promoter Temuzin Rambing (30), passed away on Saturday around 6:15PM local time in a hospital in Semarang, Indonesia. He had been hospitalized for almost 3 weeks for a mysterious fever, before finally he could no longer sustain. Four days ago, this writer had a conversation with him via a long distance call, he informed that the recent blood lab showed that he had toxoplasma (wikipedia: toxoplasma gondii). “But the doctors are still analyzing my blood, as there’s another unknown illness,” said Rambing at that time. Temuzin Rambing is the fourth child of Sutan Rambing, one of the most popular boxing trainers in Indonesia. Sutan Rambing who brought Chris John to the WBA featherweight championship in 2003. Rambing, besides a boxing promoter, was also a university lecturer, holding a master degree in economics, a former amateur boxer, and a former professional boxing referee. He was the father of a 4-year old son. Fightnews.com conveys its deepest condolences to Temuzin Rambing’s family. May God bless them all.



July 26th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Nikolay Valuev

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Sauerland Event

In an exclusive interview, former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs) spoke about a possible fight against WBC heavyweight Vitali Klitschko (40-2, 38 KOs), as well as a rematch against David Haye (24-1, 22 KOs). The largest heavyweight champion in boxing history also said he’s staying in shape as he waits to make his next move. (more…)



July 26th, 2010

Boxing News

CBHOF inductees named

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame’s newest members will include F. Mac Buckley, Desi Clark, Sean Malone Sr., Bob Steele, Joe Tessitore, Micky Ward and Troy Wortham. The CBHOF induction dinner will be held October 30th at the Mohegan Sun. Tickets will be on sale beginning next month.



July 26th, 2010

Boxing Result

Kameda Brothers triumph

Former two division world champion Koki Kameda (23-1, 15 KOs) knocked out faded former world title challenger Cecilio “Boga” Santos (24-15-3, 14 KOs) in round four on Sunday at the Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan. With the win, Kameda rebounded from his only loss against Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in March. Santos has now dropped seven of his last nine.
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The card also featured Koki’s brother WBA flyweight champion Daiki Kameda (17-2, 11 KOs), who outpointed Rosendo Vega over ten one-sided rounds by scores of 100-90, 100-90, 100-91 in a non-title bout. Daiki is already scheduled to defend against former champion Takefumi Sakata on September 25.



July 26th, 2010

Boxing Result

Gonzalez, Ibarra victorious

Former bantamweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs)knocked out Aristides Perez (17-3, 10 KOs) in round two of a featherweight bout on Saturday night at the Gimnasio “Manuel Priego Galera” in Campeche, Mexico. Gonzalez has won five in row since his KO loss to WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka.
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In the co-feature, super flyweight Oscar Ibarra (23-4, 14 KOs) won the WBC silver belt by knocking out Carlos Melo (19-11-1, 2 KOs) in the sixth round.



July 26th, 2010




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