Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

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Jürgen Brähmer hoping to re-ignite his career

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) is hoping to get a shot at another world title sometime in 2012. But first he has to show that he can actually go through with a fight. Brähmer pulled out of three consecutive title defenses on late notice citing illness or injury and was stripped of his belt by the WBO. 21 months since his last fight, he’s now going to give it a try once again on January 28 against Spaniard José Maria Guerrero (29-2-1, 11 KOs) in Hamburg. Despite causing three straight promotional disasters for Universum Box-Promotion, Brähmer says he has agreed on a contract extension and is now ready to focus on boxing.

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) is hoping to get a shot at another world title …


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Sanchez-Ellenberger headlines UFC on Fuel TV Feb. 15

The Octagon® returns to Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® presents an intense welterweight bout between top contenders Diego Sanchez and Omaha native Jake Ellenberger. Sanchez, the season one winner of The Ultimate Fighter®, and Ellenberger, a winner of five straight, will collide at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. It will be the first UFC main card featured live on FUEL TV, as a part of a three-hour broadcast beginning at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. (more…)

The Octagon® returns to Omaha, Neb. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® presents an intense welterweight bout …



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Prizefighter sells out more than a month in advance

The first Prizefighter of 2012 at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on February 11 with the Light Welterweights II has completely sold-out. promoter Matchroom Sport claims to have assembled “the best line-up in the tournament’s history” as the 23rd edition of the groundbreaking one-night tournament hits the area for the first time. Fighters include unbeaten Dale Miles and Tyrone Nurse alongside former British champion Barry Morrison, English welterweight king Adil Anwar and major title challengers John Watson, Young Mutley, Dean Harrison and Mark Lloyd.

The first Prizefighter of 2012 at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on February 11 with the Light Welterweights II has …


StrikeForce

Strikeforce: ‘King Mo’ has been here before

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Muhammad Lawal (8-1) sat at yesterday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine press conference and looked like he didn’t have a care in the world.

With his now trademark headphones slightly above his ears, the former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion looked down through most of the conference and only perked up when correcting CEO Scott Coker about his weight class (Coker mistakenly referred to Lawal as a middleweight). (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Muhammad Lawal (8-1) sat at yesterday’s Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine press conference and looked like …




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Mayweather to start jail stint today

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to begin serving his 90 day sentence in a county jail in Las Vegas today after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge last month. With good behavior, Floyd could be back on the street in 60 days. Floyd’s legal situation has scuttled a possible May showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Pacman is now expected to choose his next opponent from a short list consisting of Timothy Bradley, Miguel Cotto, Juan Manuel Marquez and Lamont Peterson. A decision could be made as soon as this weekend for a May or June date.

WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather is scheduled to begin serving his 90 day sentence in a county jail in Las …


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Acquinity Sports Presser

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Hector Gabino

Newly-formed promotional powerhouse Acquinity Sports held a top-class press conference yesterday from the swank Boca Prime Steakhouse in Boca Raton for this Saturday’s card at the Hollywood Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa. Headlining the Telefutura-televised card is current WBO Latino champion and Hollywood hometown resident Ed “The Lion” Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs). Paredes squares off against tough Mexican puncher Michael Lozada (39-9-1, 31 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

Paredes took the podium to tell his local and national fans: “This is an important fight for me, I’ve trained very hard for this fight and Saturday night will show how ready I am to take the next step in my career.” Lozada believes he has the goods to knock off the young “Lion,” responding: “There is no hometown advantage for Paredes. I have the experience and the power to win this fight.”

Fightnews had a chance to catch up with Acquinity Sports Boxing promoter Henry Rivalalta during the festivities to discuss the upcoming card. (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photo: Hector Gabino Newly-formed promotional powerhouse Acquinity Sports held a top-class press conference yesterday from the swank …


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Video: Andre Ward belted in Mexico City

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Zanfer Promotions protests Marquez stripping

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Zanfer Promotionsis protesting the removal of Juan Manuel Marquez as WBA lightweight super champion for failure to defend his belt.

“We totally condemn the action of WBA and our company Zanfer will defend to the last our fighter, a great example to world boxing such as Juan Manuel Marquez, and send a letter immediately to the offices of the WBA asking them to reconsider and reinstall Juan Manuel as super champion. We are also asking for an explanation of this unfair action against our fighter. We are confident that by sending the letter to the leaders of the WBA that they’ll reconsider and realize the error and injustice committed against Juan Manuel and what it represents. What has been achieved by Juan Manuel with much effort fighting in the ring can’t be deleted from a desk just because.”

Photo: Zanfer Promotions Zanfer Promotionsis protesting the removal of Juan Manuel Marquez as WBA lightweight super champion for failure to …



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Weights from Key West, Florida

Photos: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Dyah Davis 166.75 vs. Alonso Lopez 167
Steve Martinez 153.75 vs. Denis Douglin 154.5
Venue: Mallory Square, Key West, Florida
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: ESPN2 (more…)

Photos: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions Dyah Davis 166.75 vs. Alonso Lopez 167 Steve Martinez 153.75 vs. Denis Douglin 154.5 Venue: …


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Weights From Detroit

Photos: Bob Ryder

Pete Cantu 136 vs. Joel Flores 135.5
Sidney Gurley 164.5 vs. Cameron Allen 163.5
Juan Goode 245 vs. Keyonn Graham (TBD)
Rick Dufty 202.5 vs. Ryan Rawls (TBD)
Lane Staal 168 vs. James Denson (TBD)
Leandre White 150.5 vs. Dorain Hatcher 162 (Hatcher to reweigh on Friday)
Chris Finley 141 vs Gabriel Morris 141
Bowe Vincent 160 vs. Patrick Boozer 150 (Boozer to reweigh Friday)
Mickey Ward attended weigh in to meet and greet press and fans. Ward will also attend fights on Friday night.

Promoter: Donofrio Entertainment in association with Jackie Kallen and Palace Sports
Venue: Palace of Auburn Hills (more…)

Photos: Bob Ryder Pete Cantu 136 vs. Joel Flores 135.5 Sidney Gurley 164.5 vs. Cameron Allen 163.5 Juan Goode 245 …


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Weights from Opelousa, Louisiana

Mason Menard 135 vs. Rynell Griffin 132.1
Bobby Bryant 154 vs. Anthony Middlebrooks 153.1
Josh Joseph 147 vs. Allan Moore 147
Cody Richard 139 vs. Dedrick Bell 136.1
Joey Bryant 135 vs. Travis Bedwell 133.4
Deandre Neal Robinson 153 vs. Nathan Kenning 151
Bailey Bobbitt 173.2 vs. William Johnson 173.2
Venue: Evegaline Downs Casino, Opelousa, Louisiana
Promoter: Boxncar Promotions

Mason Menard 135 vs. Rynell Griffin 132.1 Bobby Bryant 154 vs. Anthony Middlebrooks 153.1 Josh Joseph 147 vs. Allan Moore …


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Weights from Indio, California

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Luis Ramos 134.8 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.2
Michael Perez 134.6 vs. Omar Figueroa 134.4
Michael Finney 148 vs. Hector Orozco 145.4
Ricardo Malfavon 154.6 vs. Stephen Rubalcaba 154.2
Naphi Mohammad 130.4 vs. Rocco Espinoza 129.8
Christopher Pearson 155.8 vs. Cleven Ishe 155.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: SHOWTIME (more…)

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Luis Ramos 134.8 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.2 Michael Perez 134.6 vs. Omar Figueroa 134.4 Michael Finney 148 …



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Ward receives WBC belt in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC

WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward received his world title belt from WBC President Jose Sulaiman in Mexico City at Thursday. Ward won the Showtime super middleweights tournament by defeating Carl Froch by unanimous decision on December 17 in Atlantic City to unify the WBA/WBC titles. “I would like to be world champion in different divisions and I would face Julio Cesar Chávez,” said Ward. “The WBC title is important and a boxer’s dream to achieve. I admire Mexicans champion like Julio Cesar Chavez and Juan Manuel Marquez. I hope to keep this crown for a long time.” Click here for more photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward received his world title belt from WBC …


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WBC will approve Chavez-Rubio clash

The World Boxing Council unanimously approved that WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., must defend mandatorily against Sergio Martinez, but leaving open an opportunity for both parties to agree to an interim bout as both had TV dates already reserved, Chavez on February 4th and Martinez on March 15th. As no news of any agreement was received at the WBC offices, and per virtue of February 4th being a month away and March 15th about two months away, the Board of Governors of the WBC has ruled to accept both engagements according to the rules, but with the indication that the winner and WBC champion after the 4th of February must defend mandatorily against Martinez, if he wins over Mathew Macklin. The WBC is waiting the requests in writing to approve the bouts.

The World Boxing Council unanimously approved that WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr., must defend mandatorily against Sergio Martinez, …


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Universum, Dimitrenko rift widens

Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch says he is very disappointed with the behavior of heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko, who accused Kluch of unprofessionalism and announced that after his contract expires in September he’s working with a new promoter. Kluch believes Dimitrenko may be mad because he hasn’t been offered a contract extension. He says he’ll continue to work on attractive fights for Dimitrenko, but expects the fighter to get refocused on the sport and show good performance. “His last two fights were frankly not a recommendation for an early championship fight,” said Kluch. “He must clearly show more and keep working. The gap between his performance and his demands has now gotten quite far apart and he had better come back down to earth.” The 6’7 Dimitrenko is 32-1, 21 KOs and rated WBC #2, WBO #2, WBA #8 and IBF #7.

Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch says he is very disappointed with the behavior of heavyweight contender Alexander Dimitrenko, who accused Kluch …


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Mr. Woodley Goes to Las Vegas for Strikeforce

He only fought twice in 2011, but Tyron Woodley has been anything but a slacker between fights. In fact, he can now add gym owner to a list of titles that include Strikeforce welterweight contender, dad, and husband. But he’s managing to keep his head above water as he juggles the multiple roles . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, Strikeforce.com
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He only fought twice in 2011, but Tyron Woodley has been anything but a slacker between fights. In fact, he …



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Juan Manuel Marquez stripped of WBA super belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Photo: Chris Cozzone

WBA has vacated their lightweight “super” title from Juan Manuel Marquez due to the expiration of 18 months without facing a mandatory challenger as required by the organization’s rules. In the new November and December ranking published January 4 by the WBA, the title is listed as vacant. Marquez won the belt in February 2009 against Juan Diaz, then fought a non-title fight with Floyd Mayweather in September 2009, a defense/rematch against Juan Diaz in July 2010, and his last defense against WBO interim beltholder Michael Katsidis on November 27, 2010. After that he fought a non-title bout against Likare Ramos and a welterweight bout against Manny Pacquiao.

Marquez will be informed of the news by his advisers and and we’ll see if he uses his right to a reconsideration by the WBA.

The new WBA rankings now list all interim titleholders as #1 in their weight divisions. In the current lightweight ratings interim titlist Richard Abril is #1, Jorge Linares is #2 and Brandon Rios is #3.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA has vacated their lightweight “super” title from Juan Manuel Marquez due to the expiration of …


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Tyson Hotel Room Hit by Intruder … While Iron Mike Was Sleeping

By TMZ

Talk about having a death wish — TMZ has learned, someone broke into Mike Tyson’s Vegas hotel room this weekend while the ex-boxing champ was sleeping … but lucky for the intruder, he escaped before Tyson could break his face in. Sources tell TMZ, Mike was staying at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas Saturday night — where he and his family crashed after attending Stevie Wonder’s New Year’s Eve concert.

We’re told Tyson was sleeping like a baby … when all of a sudden, he awoke to rustling sounds and saw a flashlight. But by the time Iron Mike realized what was happening, the intruder had already run out of the room. According to sources, security at the hotel was called and they are currently investigating the situation. Nothing was reported stolen from the room. A rep for the hotel tells TMZ, “We have received a report of an incident that is currently under investigation. As always, guest safety is of the utmost importance.”

By TMZ Talk about having a death wish — TMZ has learned, someone broke into Mike Tyson’s Vegas hotel room …


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Shannon Briggs returns to boxing, as both an active boxer and a promoter

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) has decided to end his retirement from boxing. Not only is Briggs returning to the ring as a fighter but as a promoter, as well. Briggs who is employed and a partner of the Florida-based online marketing powerhouse Acquinity Interactive, will debut as a promoter this coming Saturday at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Telefutura’s popular weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” boxing series will air the event.

Briggs last fought in October 2010 when he dropped a decision to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko. Its hard enough to fight Klitschko with two good arms but to do it with one is mission impossible. This is what Briggs was faced with as he severely tore his left bicep early in the bout. Fast forward more than a year after such a grueling fight and Briggs will look to beat the odds and become heavyweight champion of the world again and an elite promoter. (more…)

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) has decided to end his retirement from boxing. Not only is Briggs …


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Sosa-Golez ready to start 2012 fights in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Former world champion Edgar Sosa (43-7, 23 KOs) of Mexico will defend his WBC International flyweight title against Filipino Roil Golez (13-7, 5 KOs) on Saturday night in the Polanco Forum in Mexico City. “I’m waiting to have a new opportunity for a world flyweight title,” said Sosa at today’s presser. Sosa, who is starting fresh with a new promoter, Ricardo Maldonado/Promociones Maldonado, was defeated in his last fight in October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand by WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. More presser photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Former world champion Edgar Sosa (43-7, 23 KOs) of Mexico will defend his …


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Vazquez-Diaz world title fight on Jan 21 in Guadalajara

It was announced today that on January 21 IBF lightweight champ Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (29-3, 13 KOs) makes the third defense of his belt against Ameth Diaz (30-10, 21 KOs) at the Coliseo Olímpico de la U de G. in Guadalajara, Mexico. In the co-feature, welterweight KO artist Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (22-2, 22 KOs)collides with Alvaro Aguilar (20-2-1, 16 KOs) in a ten rounder. Also, Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (12-1-2, 6 KOs) and unbeaten “Princesa Tapatía” Jocelyn Arroyo (6-0, 1 KO) will see action.

It was announced today that on January 21 IBF lightweight champ Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (29-3, 13 KOs) makes the third …


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New site for Ponce De Leon vs. Estrella

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Daniel Ponce de Leon versus Omar Estrella ten round featherweight bout is now scheduled for Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico, on Saturday, January 21st. Originally the contest was set for Mexico City but now it will be set for the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium with the full support of the Tijuana Mayor Carlos Bustamante, the director of the Tijuana Boxing and Martial Arts Commission Juan Carlos Pelayo and the Tijuana Boxing Commissioner Alejandro “Terra” Garcia. The Ponce de Leon-Estrella bout will be televised live in Mexico by Televisa and presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Erik Morales’ Box Latino. “Now that I have been told that the fight will be in my hometown, my motivation has just increased by 1000%,” Estrella stated minutes after the change of venue relayed to him. He is trained by two-time world champion Raul “Jibaro” Perez at the Gaspar “Indio” Ortega gym in the tough neighborhood of the Zona Norte, the same neighborhood that gave birth to current WBC 140 lbs. champ Erik “Terrible” Morales who happens to be Estrella’s promoter.

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Daniel Ponce de Leon versus Omar Estrella ten round featherweight bout is now …


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Matchmaker notes on Jan 21 Philly undercard

Hall of Fame matchmaker Russell Peltz shares his insight into the undercard bouts on January 21st at the Asylum Arena in Philadelphia, PA, headlined by heavyweights Eddie Chambers and Sergei Liakhovich. The show will be the opening night of the NBC Sport Network Fight Night series. Peltz describes these matchups as “truly great fights that match styles – not records.” (more…)

Hall of Fame matchmaker Russell Peltz shares his insight into the undercard bouts on January 21st at the Asylum Arena …


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Martinez in spotlight against Douglin

This Friday night, the Bronx’s fast-rising junior middleweight prospect Steven Martinez (11-0, 9KO’s) will be in the most important fight of his young career when he takes on Denis Douglin (13-1, 8KO’s) in an eight-round contest in the opening televised bout of the 2012 Season Premiere of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights”, from Mallory Square in beautiful Key West, Florida. The card, promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with D & J Management Productions, is headlined by world-rated Dyah Davis (20-2-1, 9KO’s) taking on Alfonso Lopez (22-1, 17KO’s) in a 10-round super middleweight showdown. ESPN2/ESPN3 will begin live coverage at 9PM ET. (more…)

This Friday night, the Bronx’s fast-rising junior middleweight prospect Steven Martinez (11-0, 9KO’s) will be in the most important fight …


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Cruz-Conyers headlines Feb 25 Atlantic City card

Undefeated welterweight Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, faces hard-hitting Allen Conyers, of the Bronx, NY, in the scheduled 10-round main event Saturday evening, Feb. 25, in the Grand Ballroom at Ballys Atlantic City. First fight is 7.30 pm. This will mark Cruz’ first main event in Atlantic City, where has won seven fights, six at Bally’s, one at Caesars. (more…)

Undefeated welterweight Ronald Cruz, of Bethlehem, PA, faces hard-hitting Allen Conyers, of the Bronx, NY, in the scheduled 10-round main …


UFC

UFC returns to Omaha

UFC Returns To Omaha – Tickets On Sale This Week: Welterweights Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger go head-to-head in the main event, plus Stefan Struve and Dave Herman return to the Octagon for a heavyweight showdown! UFC on FUEL – Wednesday, February 15 – Live at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE – UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, January 4 at 10am CT

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UFC Returns To Omaha – Tickets On Sale This Week: Welterweights Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger go head-to-head in the main …


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Strikeforce middleweight championship at stake Saturday

STRIKEFORCE® will host an exciting middleweight championship bout in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday, Jan. 7, when champion Luke Rockhold battles UFC® veteran Keith Jardine in the night’s main event, live from The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. (more…)

STRIKEFORCE® will host an exciting middleweight championship bout in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, Nev., on Saturday, …


Boxing News

Abraham talks about Super Six defeats and January 14 comeback fight

On January 14, former world champion and Super Six fighter Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) returns to the ring against Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany. It will be his first bout since losing to Andre Ward in May 2011. After three defeats in the Super Six tournament, he has received a lot of criticism. “Well, if you lose, there is criticism,” said King Arthur. “That’s alright. You have to live [with it]. But now I don’t think about it anymore. I’m finished with it. For me, it’s what’s coming.”

Explaining his Super Six defeats, Abraham said, “I wouldn’t really say that I boxed badly or made many mistakes. I was just too passive in the fights.” For the bout against Farias, Abraham trained through the holidays and is well prepared. He vows to be more active and to punch more. When asked what his goals are for 2012, he stated, “There is only one goal, I want to be world champion!”

On January 14, former world champion and Super Six fighter Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) returns to the ring against …


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“Coloradito” Solis considering retirement

By Gabriel F. Cordero

After his arrival on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico, former WBA interim super featherweight titleholder Jorge ¨Coloradito¨ Solis is thinking of about retirement following his KO loss on December 31 in Japan by the reigning WBA “regular” beltholder in the division Takashi Uchiyama. “My career has been boxing, but I think I’m about to close an important part of my life,” said Solis. “I’m willing to return if I get a chance at a world title fight, and if not I prefer to leave this beautiful but dangerous sport.” The most likely opportunity for the 32-year-old Solis to get another shot would be against current IBF super featherweight world champion Juan Carlos Salgado, who is also promoted by Zanfer.

By Gabriel F. Cordero After his arrival on Monday in Guadalajara, Mexico, former WBA interim super featherweight titleholder Jorge ¨Coloradito¨ …


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Canelo goes viral

Congratulations to regular Fightnews.com contributor Pepe Rodriguez, whose Canelo Alvarez highlights video rolled over the one million view mark on YouTube Tuesday.

Congratulations to regular Fightnews.com contributor Pepe Rodriguez, whose Canelo Alvarez highlights video rolled over the one million view mark on …


Feature Story

Q&A Ed Paredes

Photo: Emily Harney

This Saturday Acquinity Sports Presents A Night of Professional Boxing with Hollywood, Florida-based Dominican Ed “The Lion” Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs) fighting in the main event. The event will take place Saturday night at the Westin Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, Florida. Telefutura’s popular weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” boxing series will air the event. The WBC Latino welterweight champion Paredes will take on former world title challenger Michael Lozada (39-9-1, 31 KOs) of Mexico. Paredes is unbeaten in his last 9 fights and ranked in the top 15 in the world by multiple sanctioning bodies. Fightnews spoke with Paredes as he is just days away from his upcoming fight. (more…)

Photo: Emily Harney This Saturday Acquinity Sports Presents A Night of Professional Boxing with Hollywood, Florida-based Dominican Ed “The Lion” …


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Nobles returns after five year break

On January 28th Percy “Buster” Custas Shulars Boxing Promotions presents a boxing show at the First District Plaza in Philadelphia featuring the return of heavyweight Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles (26-1, 21 KOs) in a six round bout against Marlon Hayes (23-10, 11 KOs). Nobles will be making his first start in five years. Nobles was to headline an October 28 card in Chester, PA, but that bout was scratched at the last minute. Nobles last fought in January 2007.

Also seeing action in six rounder will be undefeated jr. lightweight Frank “Nitty” Trader (8-0, 2 KOs) against Kywayne Hill (1-9) and Jeff Lacy conqueror Dhafir Smith (24-22-7, 4 KO’s) vs TBA.

On January 28th Percy “Buster” Custas Shulars Boxing Promotions presents a boxing show at the First District Plaza in Philadelphia …


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New night for Solo Boxeo Tecate

Telefutura’s popular weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” weekly boxing series will be moving to a new night in 2012. Beginning with this week’s show, the series will air on Saturdays at 11PM. Another change will be that the dates will be spread among different promoters. As previously reported by Fightnews.com’s Phil Doherty, Saturday’s show will feature WBO Latino welterweight belt holder Ed Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs) vs. Michael Lozada (39-9-1, 31 KOs) from the Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa in Hollywood, Florida.

Telefutura’s popular weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” weekly boxing series will be moving to a new night in 2012. Beginning with …


Boxing News

Osuna Named ESPN’s FNF Studio Host

Bernardo Osuna has been named ESPN’s Friday Night Fights new studio host. He replaces popular Brian Kenny, who bolted the network to become a sportscaster for the MLB Network. Osuna will make his debut when ESPN’s Friday Night Fights kicks off its 14th season on Friday. He will host from ESPN’s Connecticut studios, but occasionally will be on site at Friday Night Fights or in ESPN’s Los Angeles studios.

Bernardo Osuna has been named ESPN’s Friday Night Fights new studio host. He replaces popular Brian Kenny, who bolted the …


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Joe Hanks headlines Feb 4 in Albany

Star Boxing has a February 4 fight card lined up at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, featuring undefeated heavyweight prospect Joe “The Future” Hanks (18-0, 12 KOs) against 6’7 Rafael “The Cajun Connection” Pedro (21-9-1, 15 KOs). Also featured is a cruiserweight clash between 43-year-old former world title challenger David Telesco (30-7-1, 25 KOs), who is looking to re-start his career after a two year layoff, and Puerto Rican prospect Vincent Miranda (14-1, 8 KOs), and Kevin Rooney Jr. (2-1, 1 KO) vs. TBA in a scheduled four rounder.

Star Boxing has a February 4 fight card lined up at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York, featuring …










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