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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins

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UFC

UFC FanExpo update

An already loaded UFC® FAN EXPO™ just got some added firepower. UFC President Dana White announced today that this year’s festivities will include four grappling superfights featuring the likes of MMA stars Caol Uno, Hermes Franca, Javier Vazquez, and Fredson Paixao, as well as a much-anticipated women’s contest. (more…)



May 19th, 2010



Video

Klitschko-Sosnowski promo vid



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman Update

HBO

Undefeated WBA super welterweight champion and future rabbi Yuri Foreman will serve as a Grand Marshall of the 2010 annual Salute to Israel Parade, the world’s largest public gathering in celebration of Israel, celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Israel with a spectacular parade featuring song, dance, floats and props. The Parade is scheduled to take place this Sunday (May 23) from 11AM to 4 PM; starting at 57th Street on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue; rain or shine; with close to 1,000,000 spectators expected to attend. Foreman is expected to start riding up the Fifth Avenue parade route at 1 PM. Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs) defends his title against three-time world champion Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) on June 5, in the main event of “Stadium Slugfest” — the inaugural brawl at Yankee Stadium.



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Top undefeated bantamweight contender Abner Mares (left) and two-division world champion Rafael Marquez (Right) throw out the first pitch at the Dodgers game against the Houston Astros on May 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Marquez will face three-time world champion Israel Vazquez and Mares will face bantamweight world champion Yonnhy Perez on Saturday at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be televised live on SHOWTIME.



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez wants toe-to-toe fight

Jose I. Perez Cabrera

WBO junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. of Puerto Rico (18-0-1, 15 KOs) intensely hits the mitts during a training session in Puerto Rico. Vázquez Jr. is in preparation for first defense of his title May 29th against unbeaten and Universum promoted Zsolt Bedak (15-0, 5 KOs) of Hungary. (more…)



May 19th, 2010

Boxing News

Concepcion in Puerto Rico

Chris Farina/Top Rank

World-ranked Bernanbe Concepcion arrived tonight in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the Philippines for the big press conference tomorrow to officially announce his challenge to WBO world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez. Lopez and Concepcion will battle on Showtime, Saturday, July 10 from the Coliseo De Puerto Rico.



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez, Marquez Workout

Big Joe Miranda

Boxing stars Israel Vazquez, Rafael Marquez Workout and Abner Mares loosened up today at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood, California. The fighters are also scheduled to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at tonight’s Dodgers-Astros game. Click for more plus photos…



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Albert Sosnowski workout

Photos by Lukasz Furman/www.bokser.org

WBC heavyweight title challenger Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) works out at his training camp in Wisla, Poland. Sosnowski, who won the European heavyweight title in his last fight, will attempt to dethrone WBC world champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) on May 29th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

“Fists Of Steel” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. Click here for more photos…



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Baloyi-Fana II August 6

The fight for the vacant IBF jr lightweight title between #1, Mzonke Fana (29-4, 12 KOs) and #2, Cassius Baloyi (37-4-1, 19 KOs) is scheduled to take place on August 6 at a site to be named in South Africa. Baloyi has already held the title twice and Fona once. The two met in April 2008 where Baloyi took a majority decision and Fona’s IBF jr lighweight title.



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Gevor back with Universum

Zbik defends against Gevor on July 17

filmograf.de/Universum

Middleweight contender Khoren Gevor (31-4, 16 KOs) has decided to remain with Universum. “I still have a lot of plans and am convinced that there is no better promoter with which to reach my goals,” said Gevor. “Universum was always a fair and dependable partner for me and has kept always to our agreements. I’m glad that we can go on together.”

Universum promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl commented, “After Khoren had signaled that he would like to continue with us, we didn’t hesitate. He has delivered great fights and further attractive fights, which have the stuff to be classics, are possible with him. We are pleased to be able to present on July 17th an explosive fight between Zbik against Gevor, which both boxers immediately agreed to.” (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko workout

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Photos by Pavel Terekhov

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) during a media and public workout at his training camp in Going, Austria. Vitali has a world title defense against European heavyweight champion Albert Sosnowski (45-2-1, 27 KOs) on May 29th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

“Fists Of Steel” presented by K2 Promotions and Klitschko Management Group, is being distributed in North America by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Bell TV, Shaw PPV and Viewer’s Choice in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $24.95. For more photos click here…



May 18th, 2010

Full Report

Uchiyama-Granados: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (15-0, 12 KOs), 130, Japan, impressively retained his belt as he positively kept stalking much taller Angel Granados (18-9, 8 KOs), 129.25, from Venezuela, and finally caught him with a vicious looping right to drop the lanky challenger face first to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:42 of the sixth round on Monday in Saitama (close to our capital Tokyo), Japan. (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Kono barely keeps OPBF belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#1/WBA#5 ranked OPBF super-fly champ Kohei Kono (25-4, 9 KOs), 115, barely kept his regional belt as he had a tough time coping with desperate southpaw compatriot Masashi Tonomura (13-6-1, 6 KOs), 115, but was awarded a TKO win over the quickly fading challenger at 2:28 of the eleventh session on Monday in Saitama, Japan. (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Boxing Result

Tenkai keeps WBA female belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA female super-fly champ Tsunami Tenkai (14-3, 5 KOs), 113.75, Japan, kept her belt as she battered ex-national amateur bantam titlist, compatriot Kayoko Ebata (3-3, 2 KOs; amateur 14-3), 113.5, and pounded out a unanimous decision (98-92, 97-92 and 96-93) over ten frames on Monday in Saitama, Japan. Tenkai, making her second defense since dethroning Chinese southpaw Xian Xi Yang in February 2009, took the leadoff with her trade-mark left hooks to the elusive challenger. Ebata, a 34-year-old footworker, attempted to counter the onrushing champ and took a point in round four. Tenkai, however, overpowered the lanky counterpuncher all the way from the fifth onward. Ebata was penalized a point for pushing down the champ’s back-head repeatedly midway in the eighth. The full champ Tenkai, 25, will face WBA interim ruler Carolina Gutierrez of Argentina in her next defense. Promoter: Yamaki Promotions in association with Watanabe Promotions.



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Coleman a free agent

USBA light welterweight champion Tim Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland is free of his contract with promoter Star Boxing and looking to explore other promotional options. Coleman upset former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis in his last fight this past December to win his title. Star Boxing had options on Coleman after he beat their fighter Arnaoutis but both parties were unable to agree to terms on securing a subsequent fight within the next 120 days thus ending their contract. Coleman is current ranked #15 the world by the IBF at 140 pounds.



May 18th, 2010

Announcement

O’Connor added to ‘Hometown’ card

Photos by Emily Harney

Undefeated Junior Welterweight sensation Danny O’Connor has been added to the “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” card at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on Saturday night May 22, 2010.

O’Connor (11-0, 3 KO’s), from Framingham, MA, puts his undefeated record on the line when he takes on his toughest opponent to date in slick southpaw veteran Broderick Antoine (10-9-1, 5 KO’s) in a special attraction.  “I am really looking forward to finally fighting at the Mohegan Sun Casino, a place where I have been attending fights for years and where I have always envisioned fighting. I expect all my fans to make the trek to support me, “said O’Connor. (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Announcement

Patience key for Remillard

Patience is the key for undefeated NABF champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard, who is preparing to defend his belt as well as fight for the vacant NABO title, Saturday night (May 22) against Carlos “El Rayo” Rivera at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Top Rank inks Benavidez

Pete Susens

One day after turning 18, unbeaten Phoenix lightweight Jose Benavidez, Jr., signs his promotional contract with Top Rank, Inc. at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, CA on Monday. Pictured is Benavidez (5-0, 5 KOs), his father Jose, Sr., and trainer Freddie Roach. Benavidez is set to fight again in Chicago on May 29.



May 18th, 2010

Feature Story

Chagaev-Meehan heats up!

Photos: Eroll Popova

Headliners on Saturday’s huge “Universum Champions Night” in Rostock, Germany, faced off on Monday during a press conference at a local VW dealer. In the main event, former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs) takes on Kali Meehan (35-3, 29 KOs) in a WBA eliminator. Also WBC super featherweight world champion Vitali Tajbert defends his belt against the well know Hector Velazquez.

“I’m in top shape and looking forward to Rostock and the fans,” stated Chagaev. “I will take advantage of this chance, I will defeat Meehan, and I will prove that you have to reckon with me again.” For more details and photos click here…



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

New Faces: Mark Tucker

DiBella Entertainment

By Robert Coster

When promoter Lou DiBella decided to sign light heavyweight prospect Mark “TNT” Tucker (13-0, 7 KOs) in March of this year, he had this to say about his 22-year-old recruit: “I have been following Mark since he was 17 and I immediately knew he was a talented young fighter with a bright future.” Based in Maryland where he has fought 11 of his 13 bouts, Tucker made great strides in 2009, beating experienced, competitive opponents like Rubin Williams (29-7-1, Contender Series boxer), veteran Ross Thompson (27-12-2), winning the USBO 175lb belt against Jim Strohl (27-7) and Jesse Armenta (13-4) last December. Victories which have established him as a bona fide prospect in the light heavyweight division. (more…)



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Bradley-Abregu back on

Sources out of Argentina stated that WBO Junior welterweight champion Timothy ‘Desert Storm’ Bradley of Palm Springs, California (25-0, 11 KOs) will take on unbeaten welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu (29-0, 23 KOs) of Argentina on July 17th. The bout would be a non-title bout fought at the welterweight limit. The site of the fight would be the Agua Caliente resort in Rancho Mirage, CA a short distance from Bradley’s hometown. HBO will televise the event. A bout was proposed for Bradley and Abregu to fight June 19th but the bout was eventually scrapped in favor of a bigger showdown between Bradley and WBA interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana (28-1, 27 KOs) of Argentina. After Maidana pulled out twice due to a back injury Bradley-Abregu is now back on. Both Bradley and Abregu are promoted by Gary Shaw.



May 18th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez, Mares whet fans’ appetite

Photos by Jorge Garcia/Golden Boy Promotions

Three-time World Champion Israel Vazquez and top-rated contender Abner Mares served up a heapful of smiles and more during a free public autograph session at the famous Tacos Tombras A Tacos inside the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles on Monday. In an eagerly awaited matchup, Vazquez will meet arch-rival and two-division World Champion Rafael Marquez in the main event on “Once And Four All” this Saturday at STAPLES Center on SHOWTIME®. In a battle of unbeatens, Mares will challenge defending champion Yonnhy Perez for the IBF Bantamweight World Title in the semi-main. For more details and photos click here…



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Kiattaweesuk in action Friday

Ray Wheatley

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Unbeaten bantamweight Tantontong Kiattaweesuk (18-0, 12 KOs) will defend the IBF Pan Pacific title against Rafael Pangaribuan (12-4-2, 5 KOs) in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday, despite the ongoing clashes between the Red Shirt protesters and the Thailand Army and Police. IBF #12 Kiattweesuk is chasing a shot at the IBF 118 pound champion Yonny Perez of Mexico. (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez foe named

Undefeated middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (11-0, 9 KOs) steps back into the ring against Mexico’s Victor Hugo Correa (12-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno Nevada. Gonzales-Correa is a six-rounder. The main event features Joey Gilbert’s return to Reno as he faces off against Anthony Bartinelli. The card is presented by Let’s Get it on Promotions.



May 17th, 2010

UFC

White keynote speaker at UFC FanExpo

UFC President Dana White will officially welcome fans to the second UFC® FAN EXPO™ on Friday, May 28 at 12PM PT during his keynote speech scheduled for the main stage inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Rahman returns June 19

Former WBC heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman returns on June 19 at the Niagara Falls Conference Center in Niagara Falls, NY. The media and interested fans are invited to a press conference on Wednesday at noon at the Niagara Falls Conference Center where Rahman, promoter Nick Garone of X-Cel Worldwide, Emcee “Baby” Joe Mesi, Rock’s opponent Shannon Miller and other local fighters will be available to answer questions and sign autographs. Rahman (46-7-2, 37 KOs) vs Miller (16-4, 9 KOs) is scheduled for ten rounds.



May 17th, 2010

Announcement

Manfredo-Hernandez heats up!

Photos by Emily Harney

Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. has wrapped up his training camp in Pawtucket, Rhode Island and is headed to the Mohegan Sun for his showdown with Chicago’s Angel “Toro” Hernandez this Saturday night, May 22nd.

“It’s been a great camp; I’ve put in the all the work and I’m right where I need to be on weight. Angel is a very tough fighter who’s faced some outstanding guys in his career and weathered their storms. I need to be smart, I’m in terrific shape and ready to go to battle” said Manfredo Jr.  (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma-Concepcion July 10

On Wednesday in Puerto Rico, WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Caguas, Puerto Rico and challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Rizal, Philippines will officially announce their upcoming world title fight July 10 on SHOWTIME. Lopez has a record of 28-0 with 25 knockouts. Concepcion is 28-3-1, 15 KOs. Concepcion will be acccompanied by Michael Koncz, chief advisor for Manny Pacquiao.



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Chagaev-Meehan Presser

Eroll Popova


Former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev and longtime contender Kalli Meehan faced off at a press conference today in advance of their WBA eliminator on Saturday at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany. More to come…



May 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Cotto at Yankee Stadium

Miguel Cotto and his chief trainer Manny Steward will be at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, May 19. After a media-only press conference, Cotto will head for the batting cages as the Yankees warm up before taking on Tampa Bay. Cotto, who has been training for weeks in Tampa, takes on WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman of Brooklyn on June 5 at Yankee Stadium. A ring will be raised in the right field area. Ticket sales are very strong according to Bob Arum. Cotto vs. Foreman is promoted by Top Rank, Cotto Promotions and will be available on HBO.



May 17th, 2010

Photo Gallery

Manfredo, Remillard work out

Photos by Emily Harney

Peter “The Pride of Providence” Manfredo Jr. and Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard headlined an exciting week of public workouts at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT prior to their title fights on Saturday, May 22nd . . . Click here for more



May 17th, 2010

UFC

UFC, Roku ink deal

For the first time ever, just as UFC® light heavyweight rivals Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans enter the Octagon™ and touch gloves, Roku users all over the country will be able to see what happens next and who emerges the winner of this ultimate grudge-match live on TV via their Roku streaming video player. (more…)



May 17th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Khan-Malignaggi

Ringside by Matt Richardson & Kurt Wolfheimer
Photography by Marty Rosengarten / RingsidePhotos.com

Once the trash talking was done and the stare-downs were complete, it came time to fight.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t much of a fight.  It was more like a beat down.

In a dominating U.S. debut in front of 4,412 vocal fans, WBA junior welterweight title-holder Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs) demolished former title-holder Paulie Malignaggi; winning every round of their fight in lopsided fashion before referee Steve Smoger mercifully called a halt one minute and 25 seconds into the 11th round. The fight was the main event of a card held at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. HBO televised the bout as the headliner of a “Boxing after Dark” card . . . click here for more



May 17th, 2010

Boxing Result

Uchiyama keeps WBA 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA super-feather champ Takashi Uchiyama (15-0, 12 KOs), 130, Japan, impressively retained his belt as he positively kept stalking much taller Angel Granados (18-9, 8 KOs), 129.25, from Venezuela, and finally caught him with a vicious looping right to drop the lanky challenger face first to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:42 of the sixth round on Monday in Saitama (close to our capital Tokyo), Japan. Uchiyama, making his initial defense, kept his cool and threw stinging lefts with precision despite a five-inch height difference to finally gain his judgment of distance prior to a sudden stoppage. (More to come)



May 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Vazquez-Marquez IV Week

All 3 Classics to be re-aired on SHOWTIME

In anticipation of Israel Vazquez vs. Rafael Marquez IV: Once And Four All, SHOWTIME will re-air each of the duo’s three epic bouts in their entirety as well as an updated version of Vazquez-Marquez: The Trilogy all week leading up to the live event on Saturday, May 22. It all begins on Monday, May 17 with Vazquez vs. Marquez I at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME2. (more…)



May 17th, 2010




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