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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Feature Story

Stieglitz-Acosta presser

Photo: Eroll Popova

Photo: Eroll Popova

The first “Universum Champions Night” of 2010 is set for Saturday at Bördelandhalle in Magdeburg, Germany with two world championship fights and four interesting heavyweight showdowns. Two unbeaten world champions collide in a female super fight in the featherweight division. WBC/WIBF/WBO featherweight champion Ina Menzer (25-0, 9 KOs) will defend her three belts against reigning WIBF super featherweight champion Ramona Kühne (15-0, 4 KOs). Also WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KOs) defends against Ruben Eduardo Acosta (23-3-5, 7 KOs). Today the combatants faced off at the final press conference at the Rothenseer Autohaus. Click here for more plus more photos…



January 4th, 2010



Boxing News

Katsidis vs Marquez?

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (26-2, 21 KOs) is totally focused on a bout with Juan Marquez (50-5-1, 37 KOs) for the WBO 135 pound title, but the Mexican is scheduled to be in action at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas on May 1st in an HBO pay-per-view show and the opponent could be the former world champion Ricky Hatton (45-2, 32 KOs). Hatton-who was in Sydney Australia recently as a guest of Bill Treacy stated on national television that Juan Marquez was a possible opponent in his 2010 comeback plans. (more…)



January 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Stieglitz opponent named

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (36-2, 22 KOs) will now face WBO #11 rated Ruben Eduardo Acosta (23-3-5, 7 KOs) on Saturday in Magdeburg, Germany. Acosta stepped in at late notice to replace Edison Miranda, who had to pull out due to illness.



January 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Mundine vs Medley update

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine (37-3, 23 KOs) has decided not to challenge for the vacant IBO 154 pound title against Robert Medley (27-2, 17 KOs) and will now be contesting for the vacant WBA international 160 pound title at the Entertainment Center in Sydney, NSW, Australia on January 11. Mundine would not accept the IBO officials that were appointed and wanted to have officials from the state of New South Wales. There was speculation that Mundine was struggling to make the 154 pound limit and will be stronger fighting at 160. Medley’s manager Bill Treacy remained confident his boxer can cause an upset victory. “Rob has been in impressive and solid sparring sessions with Daniel Geale who gave Mundine the fight of his life last May in Brisbane. Geale was unlucky not to get the decision. Medley’s only losses has been to former IBF 147 pound champion Issac Hlatswayo but he is much stronger boxing in the heavier weight division.”



January 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Indonesian Update

By Jeffrey Pamungkas

Chris John’s camp confirmed the news spread that the stylist and long time WBA featherweight champion will defend his title on Bali Island, Indonesia. After some requests of the Indonesian boxing hero to fight in his own country, the Balinese promoter Zaenal Thayeb will bring John to fight in Bali Island, Indonesia in the first week of April, although the opponent is not decided yet. “The Dragon” John won the featherweight interim WBA title also in Bali Island, winning by split decision over Oscar Leon in 2003. With the big request from his fans in Indonesia to fight in Indonesia, aftar 2009′s “career in the US”, John will seemingly fulfill such request.
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Angky “the Time Bomb” Angkota (23-4, 14 KOs), the aggressive Indonesian fighter, will have his golden opportunity to win a world title belt, fighting Mexican veteran Jorge Arce in Toluca, México on January 30. Angkota, 28 years old, is a talented hard puncher and is now preparing very seriously facing his biggest opportunity to make his dream come true.



January 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mayweather to mediation

Word is the Pacquiao and Mayweather camps will try to settle their differences on blood testing before a mediator on Tuesday in Santa Monica. Retired federal judge Daniel Weinstein will try to get the two sides to reach an accord on the issue that has prevented the March 13 Pacquiao-Mayweather super fight from being finalized. Weinstein has previously had success working with both parties, having brought peace between Top Rank and Golden Boy in 2007.



January 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Merchant on Pacman-Floyd dispute

"How could you take it seriously?"

HBO commentator Larry Merchant says it’s hard to believe the dispute between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is serious. Merchant told USA Today, “I thought it was just some gamesmanship by Mayweather who has a certain talent for mind games with opponents, creating conflict to help promote events. It appears that it has spiraled out of control. I couldn’t imagine why. First of all, since he thinks he’s going to win the fight and second of all because he’s going to make upwards of 30 million or 40 million dollars, how could you take it seriously? They seem serious about it. Almost as if they were saying Pacquiao can’t be this good on his own. Now it’s seems like it’s a bloodbath. There’s no precedent for fighters who have already decided how to divide the money then find issues that would break up a huge event. It’s hard to take seriously even if it appears to be serious.”



January 3rd, 2010

UFC

UFC 108: Report & Gallery

IMG_24Octagonside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

At UFC 108, former light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans got one step closer to either another title shot or a fight with the returning Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as he outlasted a furious rally from Thiago Silva to earn a unanimous decision victory in front of thousands at the MGM Grand Garden – his first victory since being stopped by Lyoto Machida  . . . Click here for more



January 3rd, 2010

Announcement

Cotto’s father passes

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

It has been reported throughout the media in Puerto Rico that Miguel Cotto’s father passed away this morning. Miguel Cotto Sr. is believed to have died from a heart attack. According to police, the senior Cotto, who carried an oxygen machine due to asthma, felt ill, stopped the car and asked for help before collapsing. He was 57. Fightnews.com sends our deepest sympathies to the Cotto family.



January 3rd, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Cleveland, Ohio

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Nicolai Firtha 247 vs Joseph Rabotte 350
Michael Moore 160 ½ vs Anthony Watson ?*
Eric Stevens 168 vs John Stallings 167
Omari Braxton 206 vs Jon Fields 195 ½
Jason Freeman 221 vs Alexis Cruz Medina 259 ½
Randy Campbell 181 ½ vs Daniel Shull 180
*Anthony Watson will weigh in when he arrives.
Promoter: Popular Promotions
Venue: Lutheran High School East, Cleveland, Ohio



January 3rd, 2010

UFC

UFC 108: Winners and losers

IMG_31Postfight report by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

If you’ve followed the UFC for several years, you know that the world’s biggest MMA promotion typically has a stacked card. UFC 108 was initially slated to be among those when all was said and done in the history books . . . Click here for more



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing Result

Juuko wins in Uganda

37-year-old former two-time world title challenger Justin Juuko (45-10-1, 30 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over late sub Ibrahim Amadeus (6-6) on Friday night in a lightweight bout at the Patel Shamji Hall in Masaka, Uganda. Hometown favorite Juuko dropped Amadeus in rounds two and four and the bout was waved off in the fourth. Juuko was originally slated to face Malick Kinyogoli.



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Remillard ready to break out

NABF featherweight champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard has taken aim at the top featherweights in the world as he prepares for a breakout 2010. The 23-year-old Remillard (20-0, 11KOs), fighting out of Manchester (CT), fought four times last year, winning three by knockout. He captured the vacant NABF title September 19, stopping previously unbeaten Rafael “The Dominican Man” Lora (11-0, 5 KOs) for the vacant crown in the fourth round. Remillard is slated to defend his NABF strap January 29 in a rematch against Lora at Mohegan Sun. (more…)



January 3rd, 2010

UFC

UFC has the last laugh

IMG_46Postfight report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

It was supposed to be a night full of disappointment – according to the naysayers in the blogosphere and internet message boards. UFC 108, with all of its injuries and mishaps leading up to the UFC’s first event of 2010, was thought to be “cursed” and quite possibly one of the “worst” cards in recent memory . . . Click here for more



January 3rd, 2010

UFC

Full card set for WEC Jan. 10

In addition to a lightweight title unification bout between Jamie Varner and Ben Henderson, as well as Urijah Faber’s return against top featherweight Raphael Assuncao, World Extreme Cagefighting® proudly confirms eight bouts that will be included on a tremendous card headed to ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. on Jan. 10. What’s more, WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed that former 145-pound champion Mike Brown will return to take on newcomer Anthony Morrison in what should be an explosive fight. (more…)



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Burgos-Oliveira FNF Jan 15

Exciting WBC # 1 ranked featherweight Juan Carlos Burgos (23-0, 16 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico will make his national television debut when he faces WBA #15 ranked Carlos Oliveira (25-1, 19 KOs) of Brazil. The bout will take place January 15th in Laredo, Texas. It will also be Oliveira’s first fight on U.S. TV as well as U.S. debut. The 10 round featherweight main event will be televised on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights series.



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Kietyongyuth Returns Jan 16

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Former world rated lightweight Saddam Kietyongyuth (18-0, 14 KOs) of Thailand will return to ring action when he will clash with Jong-Yoon Chai (6-0, 2 KOs) of Korea on January 16 at the Sun Tec Conventional Hall in Singapore, Singapore. Thailand-based Australian promoter Daniel Potter said, “Saddam has been out of action for several months because of injury but we expect him to be back at his best when he fights in Singapore. He has the skills and power to win a world title in my opinion.”

WBC #11 bantamweight Leon Moore (25-2, 22 KOs) of Guyana will punch it out with Marangin Marbun (19-6-1, 7 KOs) with the PABA 122lb title up for grabs. Moore outscored former world champion Mauricio Pastrana in September 2009 and has been signed by Potter’s promotional company Asia Box. Welterweight Ariel Barotillo (3-0-2, 3 KOs) will meet Xu Cong Liang (7-0, 3 KOs) on an undercard bout. Promoter Asia Box.



January 3rd, 2010

UFC

Evans gets nod over Silva

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Octagonside by Andreas Hale

In a light heavyweight showdown “Sugar” Rashad Evans utilized effective wrestling and well timed punches to defeat Thiago Silva via unanimous decision. Evans rushed Silva immediately in round one and slammed his opponent to the mat multiple times. Round two saw Silva become frustrated by the tenacious wrestling attack of the former light heavyweight champion. In the third and final round Silva flagrantly taunted his gun shy opponent and badly hurt Evans with a ripping right cross. The Brazilian failed to capitalize on the opportunity and time expired. All three scores read the same, 29-28. (more…)



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

2009 Baltic Boxing Union Awards

By Alexey Sukachev

Ending a prolific and breakthrough year of 2009, the Baltic Boxing Union (BBU) board (via its pre-scheduled meeting) has finally announced its annual awards. Finnish forty-two year old grizzled veteran Kai Kauramaki was named the “BBU Fighter of the year”, while Pole Lukasz Maciec rightfully got the “BBU Prospect of the year” award. Bloody and non-stop eight-round action between Vasily Lepikhin and Roman Simakov was nominated as the “BBU Fight of the year”. Tomasz Babilonski was named the “BBU Promoter of the year”, while light heavyweight Pawel Glazewski and famed Russian promoter German Titov captured special nominees for their fruitful results in 2009. All in all, there have been seven (7) BBU title and six (6) BBU International title fights during this past year. (more…)



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing Result

Ler stops Ferreyra in 9

Moments ago Julio David Roque Ler of Argentina (28-6, 17 KOs) stopped countryman Sebastian Eladio Ferreyra by way of 9th round TKO. The offical time of the stoppage was 2:54. The main event bout took place at the club Santa María de Punilla in Cordoba, Argentina. The underdog Ferreyra was the aggressor from beginning to end leading to moderate success for him. Ler repeatedly countered effectively occasionally snapping Ferreyra’s head back. The bout followed this pattern until the end of round 9 when Ler exploded with a series of 1-2 power counters that had Ferreyra wobbly and for the first time holding on. Ler rocked Ferreyra a few more times leading the referee to step in and stop the bout. Ler once dropped a decision to Jorge Arce in a super flyweight world title eliminator in 2007.



January 3rd, 2010

Boxing News

Green’s new offer to Hopkins

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA light heavyweight champion and current IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green is doing his best to make a fight with Bernard Hopkins happen by taking a smaller purse than the future Hall of Famer. Green originally offered a 50-50 split of a multi million dollar purse with Hopkins and this offer was accepted but later the American had requested a 60-40 split in his favour after it was revealed HBO would televise the fight on prime time USA television. Green said, “When I left the States two weeks ago we had an agreement that whatever goes into the pot we were 50-50 which is what we did with Roy Jones. And after the momentum of the Roy Jones fight, I could fight SpongeBob SquarePants and still make good money. But it’s not about the money for me. It’s about continuing to try to build a legacy and knocking out two future hall-of-fame fighters. Knocking out two legends, bringing two legends to my backyard and helping the sport of boxing. I spoke to Bernard again on Christmas Eve and then I had the Sydney to Hobart, so I haven’t spoken to him for the past week. I’ve got one more phone call to make to him to try to make this happen. I’m confident that he’s going to take this deal. He’s squabbling over making millions. Let’s just make it happen and get it on!”



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Mack ready for Johnson

NABA light heavyweight champion Yusaf Mack, (28-2-2, 17 KOs), is ready to go for his January 30th showdown against former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson, 49-13-2 (33). This fight will be a IBF title elimination bout, with the winner earning a shot at IBF champion Tavoris Cloud, (20-0, 18 KOs), for his belt. Speaking of his upcoming bout, Mack states “This will be a strong boxing match. I want to prove to everybody that I am the best. I am in the best shape of my life. I have new people behind me, I’m getting stronger and better.” Mack is looking forward to the showdown with Johnson and sees bigger things if he is victorious. “Hopefully it will bring me a world title shot against Cloud, (Chad) Dawson, or however steps up first. I want to fight the best opponent!” The Yusaf Mack and Glen Johnson showdown will take place as the co-main event to the Shane Mosley-Andre Berto clash in the Mandalay Bay Casino Las Vegas Nevada. Tickets for the event range from $50 to $300, and are available Ticketmaster.



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Looks like the clash between 47-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and 41-year-old Francois Botha for the WBF title in Uganda will be pushed back to February 20th.
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Good news for former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Prosecutors in Los Angeles have decided not to file any charges against him after a November arrest for an incident with a paparazzi at LAX. Had prosecutors moved ahead, Tyson could have had his probation revoked for a 2007 drug bust in Arizona.
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If Manny Pacquiao ends up going a title in an eighth division against WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman, Pacman would be giving away at least five inches. The size differential, however, doesn’t phase Pacquiao. “Once I hit him in the body we’d be of the same height,” Pacquiao said according to his business manager Eric Pineda in an article published by The Philippine Star.



January 2nd, 2010

UFC

Evans’ toughest foe: himself

UFC 108 LIVE ON PPV TONIGHT @ 10p ET/7p PT

Rashad Evans was in Colorado, just another fan checking out the fights as UFC 107 aired from Memphis, Tennessee. But with each passing bout, the realization hit home that this was one night that should have belonged to the former light heavyweight champion. . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com



January 2nd, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Juan Carlos Salgado

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-feather champ Juan Carlos Salgado (22-0-1, 16 KOs) arrived in Tokyo, Japan today (Saturday) prior to his initial defense with also unbeaten Japanese Takashi Uchiyama (13-0, 10 KOs) on January 11 (our national holiday of Coming-of-Age Day; the second Monday of January). Having astoundingly upset and dethroned previously unbeaten Jorge Linares, a Japan-based Venezuelan, via first-round TKO on October 10, the 25-year-old tall and lanky Mexican came back to defend his newly acquired belt at the Tokyo Big Site. This reporter served as interpreter on behalf of our press people who sacrificed the New Year holidays, and the interview to Salgado, the modest-speaking young man, was as follows: (more…)



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

News from our boxing family

The mother of Jack Loew  -  the lifelong trainer of middleweight champion of Kelly Pavlik  -  passed away Thursday.  FightNews extends our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Loew family for their loss.
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FightNews wishes to belatedly congratulate 8 Count promoter Dominic Pesoli and his wife Tina on the birth of their first child, Dominic Vito. Little Dominic entered the ring on December 20th weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and with a height of 22 inches *(reach not available).
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Also, another overdue congratulations to FightNews photographer Laura De la Torre and FightNews feature writer Andreas Hale for walking down the aisle of matrimony.  Laura was married December 5th to boxing writer Ramon Aranda and Andreas tied the knot December 12th with Chenelle Jackson.
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The father of Mauro Betti, chairman of the WBC International Championships committee and Italian Olympic officer, passed away on New Years Day in Italy. Condolences to Mauro and his family.



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Panama 2009 boxing stats

By Robert Coster

4 World Champions: Guillermo Jones (WBA cruiserweight), Celestino Caballero (WBA/IBF jr featherweight), Anselmo Moreno (WBA bantamweight), Luis Concepcion( WBA interim flyweight)
High Points: Anselmo Moreno makes four title defenses, Luis Concepcion becomes Panama’s 29th world champion. Inauguration of the Roberto Duran Arena.
Low Points: Ricardo Cordoba loses WBA jr featherweight title in Ireland, four Panamanian boxers lose in title bids
Shows by Promoters: 24, Premium Boxing Promotions (9), Promociones y Eventos del Istmo (8), Promotora Aristides Arauz (3), Conejo-Mena Producciones (3), Panama Productions (1)
Prospects: Ricardo Nunez 17-1, Luis Rios 11-0, Antonio Fernandez 10-1, Alberto Mosquera 10-0, Mercedes Concepcion 10-0, Azael Casio 8-0-2NC from Panama while foreigners are Pablo Vasquez (Venezuela) 18-0, Nicholas Walters (Jamaica) 13-0, Evens Pierre 12-0 (Haiti), Luca Giacon (Spain) 8-0.
What to look for in 2010: Anselmo Moreno ( full champion) vs Nehomar Cermeno (interim champion) in a super-showdown for the WBA bantamweight title; Ricardo Cordoba challenging for the WBA jr featherweight title; a possible title challenge by super flyweight Ricardo Nunez. Also keep a watch for 19-year-old strawweight Luis Rios, already ranked 6th in the WBA.



January 2nd, 2010

UFC

UFC 108 at the scales

UFC 108 LIVE ON PPV THIS SATURDAY!
Photo courtesy of Josh Hodges, UFC

Photo courtesy of Josh Hodges, UFC

Weights by Andreas Hale
From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas:

Thiago Silva 205 vs. Rashad Evans 205
Paul Daley 172 vs. Dustin Hazelett 168
Sam Stout 155 vs. Joe Lauzon 155
Jim Miller 155 vs Duane Ludwig 156
Gilbert Yvel 239 vs Junior Dos Santos 237
Jacob Volkmann 171 vs Martin Kampmann 171
Dan Lauzon 155 vs Cole Miller 155
Ryan Jensen 186 vs Mark Munoz 185
Jake Ellenberger 170 vs Mike Pyle 171
Rafaello Oliveira 156 VS John Gunderson 155



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

2009 Japan Boxing Statistics

By Joe Koizumi

In accordance with statistics of the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC), there happened 260 promotions here in Japan in the previous year. The number decreased in comparison with 276 in 2008, but we still saw some five shows a week on average somewhere (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, etc.) in Japan. The total bouts of last year amounted to 2,082, which also decreased from 2,245 in 2008. But it may be a good number in a single country. Out of the 260 promotions, we saw 149 shows in Tokyo district, 129 of which took place at the Korakuen Hall, the Mecca of boxing here. Strange enough, despite the general decrease, the promotions at the Hall were three more than 126 in 2008. We witnessed 1,215 games at the Hall, including preliminary bouts, throughout the year, 148 bouts more than 1,067 there in 2008. Licensed by the JBC were 2,670 professional boxers, which were almost same as 2,669 in 2008. Out of them, 2,503 fighters belonged to Japanese boxing gyms, while 167 were foreign visitors fighting here.

Why can Japan present so many promotions still under recession? It may be chiefly because our promoters pay purses in the form of tickets to domestic boxers (not to foreigners) with boxers and their managers having to endeavor to distribute tickets in order to exchange them into money. This reporter once criticized this traditional way of ticket-distribution under the club system where the managers can be the promoters of their own star boxers. Under the worldwide recession, however, it might be a way for the boxing world to survive. (more…)



January 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

CSAC: Clear boxers earlier

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has announced that it’s finding it increasingly difficult to comply with its mandate to ensure all professional boxers are cleared (not suspended in California or other states) before being allowed to compete. The CSAC believes that a major factor in suspended boxers fighting is the practice of allowing bouts to move forward anticipating promoters will provide the necessary clearance for the athletes before or at the scheduled weigh in. In order to address this problem, the CSAC is instituting a number of measures including discontinuing this accommodation. Therefore, effective January 1, 2010 the CSAC will not allow a proposed bout to move forward if the promoter has not provided Athletic Commission staff clearance for a boxer from FightFax at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled weigh in time. The clearance required includes, but is not limited to, medical restrictions, suspensions, etc. No exceptions will be allowed as the law requires that all fighters be properly licensed and cleared prior to competing.



January 1st, 2010

UFC

“J-Lau” goes Vegas

UFC 108 LIVE ON PPV THIS SATURDAY!

Exciting UFC lightweight contender Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-4, 5 [T]KOs, 13 submissions), only 10 months after undergoing knee surgery to repair his ACL, enters the Octagon once again Saturday night to fight Canadian veteran Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (14-5-1, 8 [T]KOs, 1 submission) on the UFC 108 pay-per-view show, live from MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (more…)



January 1st, 2010

Feature Story

‘Teddy Dinner’ scores a KO!

Story by Socrates Bustamante
Photos by Marty Rosengarten/Ringside Photos.com

At the end of the holiday season and on the first day of the New Year, it’s nice to reflect on the good guys in sports who go out of their way to help those in need. One of them is boxing trainer and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas.

Always fighting the good fight in his undying efforts to improve the quality of life for those in need, he remembers his Good Samaritan father, and each year he enlists the support of sports and entertainment celebrities to attend the annual Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Dinner (affectionately nicknamed the “Teddy Dinner” by boxing scribes) . . . click here for more



January 1st, 2010

UFC

UFC 108 weigh-in alert!

Today at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on UFC.com!

Watch the UFC 108 weigh-in live today, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Doors open at 3 p.m. and fighters hit the scale at 4 p.m. A Fight Club Q&A session hosted by Wanderlai Silva will precede the weigh-in at 2 p.m.

Online, the weigh-in can be viewed on UFC.com at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT.



January 1st, 2010

Boxing News

Jim Martin undergoes surgery

Mary Ann Owen

Mary Ann Owen

BoxingInLasVegas.com is reporting that Jim Martin – husband, trainer and manager of female boxing legend Christy Martin – underwent open heart surgery after being rushed earlier this week to the hospital due to chest pains. You can send your well-wishes to Jim and Christy at the Florida Hospital located at South 601 East Rollins Street in Orlando, FL 32803. FightNews extends our thoughts and prayers to Jim.



January 1st, 2010

UFC

UFC 108 opens up 2010

UFC 108 LIVE ON PPV THIS SATURDAY!

Final presser report by Andreas Hale
Since 2006, the UFC has put on extraordinary shows to ring in the new year. Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz rang in 2007 with their rematch at UFC 66, 2008 was greeted with Georges St. Pierre and Matt Hughes having their rubber match while Chuck Liddell battled Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 and 2009 saw a dynamic card that was topped off with Rashad Evans taking on Forrest Griffin at UFC 92.  . . . Click here for more



January 1st, 2010




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