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

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

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

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Boxing News

More Tarver, Green quotes

Today Antonio Tarver and Danny Green had their final press conference at the site of the fight, the Sydney Entertainment Center. Both fighters were very respectful to each other, but also very confident about victory. (more…)



July 18th, 2011



Boxing News

Dan to face Trumpet July 29

Canada-based Romanian top-contender Ionut Dan Ion (28-1, 15 KOs), AKA Jo Jo Dan, will fight Floyd Trumpet (16-8-2, 9 KOs) for the vacant Universal Boxing Organization™ Inter-Continental Welterweight title on July 29 at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago. This has been confirmed by Floyd Trumpet Fight Productions, and Gancor Promotions on behalf of Dan, after Emilio Julio Julio from Columbia pulled out of the fight. The show, which also featured two female world title bouts, will be promoted in cooperation with Unified Boxing Promotions.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Anselmo Moreno Update

The firm Orobio & Orobio Attorneys at Law in representation of Dr. Roberto Grimaldo announced the legal moves against the lawsuit by WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno. Lawyer Victor Orobio showed the media the documents which he says proves that Moreno is the one who has been violating his contract by attempting to negotiate with Golden Boy Promotions through some other matchmakers but Grimaldo is Moreno’s one and only manager.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Estrada cleared to fight

2004 United States Olympian, and professional heavyweight, Jason “Big Six” Estrada has been given a clean bill of health to begin full training following surgery to remove five bone chips from his elbow. Estrada, a promotional free agent, is hoping to get right back in the ring and erase the memories of his last bout, a tenth round TKO loss to Franklin Lawrence. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez added to Aug 5 card

Unbeaten Flyweight prospect Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez will fight for the fourth time since his pro debut last April, when he headlines with Juan Mercedes and Luis Joel Gonzalez the 5th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio” to be held at the Coliseo Mario “Quijote” Morales in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on August 5 in a PR Best Boxing Promotions presentation in association with Top Rank to be televised on WAPA America.

“Bomba” Gonzalez (3-0, 3 KOs), a Gold Medalist in the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games and in the 2008 Youth World Championships, will face a foe to be announced in the flyweight division, in one of the TV bouts. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Super Six Final on October 29

The stakes couldn’t be higher, the drama more intense. On Saturday, Oct. 29, two confident reigning world champions–one from America, the other from Europe–will collide in the eagerly awaited Super Six World Boxing Classic Final, a World Championship Unification, live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.

When the Super Six began, neither undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., nor his World Boxing Council (WBC) counterpart, Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KOs), of Nottingham, England, were among the favorites.

But through career-defining fights and remarkable drama both in and out of the ring, Ward and Froch have persevered and emerged as prominent members of boxing’s exclusive Pound-for-Pound list and are now poised for global stardom. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Arslan targets Huck

After a big weekend of cruiserweight boxing in Germany, the newly crowned IBF international and PABA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (who scored a fifth round tko victory over Lubos Suda on Friday) called out WBO world champion Marco Huck (who stopped Hugo Hernan Garay in the tenth on Saturday). “I want to fight for a world title again”, said former WBA champ Arslan after his fight. “I don’t care which title or against whom. I will fight anybody as long as I get my hands on a belt. I know that I am already 40 years old but Bernard Hopkins just won in impressive fashion at age 46. So I still got some good years ahead of me. I still feel young and powerful and with my whole team and all the people supporting me I am sure that I can be world champion again.” (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Gesta, Benavidez headline AZ 9/17

Undefeateds Filipino Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta ( (22-0-1, 12 KOs) and Jose Benavidez Jr. (12-0, 11 KOs) will headline “Battle at Bluewater 2″, a card presented by Showdown Promotions, in association with Top Rank Inc., and televised nationally by Fox Sports, on Sept. 17 in Parker, Ariz. Undefeated Tijuana sensation Hanzel  “El Tornadito de Tijuana” Martinez (12-0, 10 KOs) and Phoenix prospect Juanito Gonzalez (2-0, 1 KO) will fight on the undercard. Opponents for Gesta and Benavidez will be announced as they are secured.



July 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC 133 preview: Pyle-MacDonald

UFC 133 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 6!

Let me know if you’ve heard this one before – hot welterweight prospect meets seasoned vet in a bout that may introduce the prospect to the ranks of contenders if he wins. But winning is a big “if” against this particular veteran. Yes folks, at UFC 133 in Philadelphia on August 6th, Mike Pyle will revisit the role of spoiler like he did against then-unbeaten John Hathaway last year. This time, the youngster he’ll be trying to pull off his wily tricks against is Canadian phenom Rory MacDonald, and this one has the makings of yet another intriguing battle on the upcoming Pay-Per-View event . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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



July 18th, 2011

Video

Video: Fury on Chisora!

"The Big Brawl" is LIVE on PPV July 23!



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Face II Face card set for Phoenix

Face II Face Events will hold their second card this Friday, July 22, at the Madison Event Center in Phoenix. An all-local card has been nearly completed with super bantamweight Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (8-1-1, 2 KOs) going six in the main event, opponent to be announced. In the co-main, Emilio “Milo Time” Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) will go four with unwon New Mexican Miguel “Monkey” Armendarez (0-5, 1 KO). The undercard features all four-rounders: At 140, Victor Castro (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Michael Salcido (0-1); Javier Loya (5-0, 4 KOs) takes on unwon New Mexican Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-9) at 140; Jr. middleweight Juan Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Omar Quevedo (0-1); super bantamweight Fernando Samaniego Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Michael Montalbo (debut); lightweight Arlo Argueta (3-0, 1 KO) takes on Jose Marrufo (0-1); and middleweight Ramon Valenzuela (4-0, 1 KO) fights Torrence King (1-8, 2 KOs), who’s dropped eight straight bouts.  (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Seda, Jr. vs Barthelemy Aug 19

Former world title challenger Cesar Seda, Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) will face 2004 Olympic gold medalist Yan Barthelemy (12-2, 4 KOs) on August 19 at the Auditorio Juan “Pachin” Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be at a catch weight of 117 pounds. “It’s good to be able to confirm this fight,”said Seda. “Barthelemy is a great fighter, very experienced, who always gives everything in the ring. I know it’ll be a great fight!” Javier Bustillo, President of Universal Promotions, added “This is a great fight and another opportunity for Seda to show the world his quality.” Tickets can be purchased from Sears, La Gran Discoteca and Ticketcenter.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Pacquiao-Marquez

Chapter three of Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200, go on sale this Friday, July 22, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Kid Chocolate opponent named

By Miguel Maravilla

On Saturday, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (24-0, 18 KOs) will have the opportunity to fight on HBO for the first time as he takes on Jason LeHoullier (21-5-1, 8 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight bout on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah. The opportunity came when the original bout between Lamont Peterson and Victor Cayo in an IBF Elimination bout was moved the following week to headline ESPN Friday Night Fights. Now Quillin looks to make a statement for fight fans as he puts his undefeated record on the line on a big stage in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay.

“It’s like fighting in the Garden (Madison Square Garden) when I first fought there I had butterflies. Vegas is another step in the ladder to get me to the top,” Quillin told Fightnews.com. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Ennis Returns to Philly

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions brings another night of professional boxing to the South Philly Arena in Philadelphia PA on Friday July 29th. Headlining the show is an eight round junior middleweight bout, featuring the return of former USBA title holder and nationally ranked junior middleweight sensation Derek “Pooh” Ennis (22-3-1, 13 KOs). (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Fury to Chisora: Grow up!

"I apologise for saying that I would kill him"

An apologetic Tyson Fury has called on Dereck Chisora to “grow up” and start acting like a real man ahead of their British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight on Saturday night at Wembley Arena. Chisora was pulled out of Monday’s press conference by promoter Frank Warren because of the harsh comments Tyson made in the middle of a heated media call last week but challenger Tyson just sees that as a lame excuse.

“Chisora can’t speak for himself, he’s like a puppet – he needs a puppet master to do the talking for him because he hasn’t got the brains to talk for himself. They pulled out of our press conference because of what I said last week and yet James DeGale gave George Groves a relentless amount of abuse leading up to their fight and Groves never missed a press conference,” says Fury. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Alfredo Escalera Jr.

"Ready to be a heavyweight"

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Alfredo Escalera Jr. was until know one of those fighters who could not grasp how good they can be – I truly hope this is behind us now,” says trainer Josue Aguilar, trainer of Escalera Jr. “He’s a cunning boxing showman, with many traps ready to catch the prey. We have some traps ready for Joe. And of course, we love the cause – being a main event during Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing “KnockOut Cancer” benefit where all the money goes to American Cancer Society, makes you just want to fight, to give everything you’ve got!” Escalera Jr. (18-3, 12 KO), son of Puerto Rican world champion who will challenge undefeated Joe Hanks (16-0, 11 KO) during July 23 “Knock Out Cancer” event at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York’s Bronx. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Perales stays undefeated

By Pete Balderas at ringside
Photos: Danny Castaneda

Brownsville’s Sergio “Time to Shine” Perales was able to shrug off some of the ring rust after a seven month lay-off and keep his undefeated streak alive as he defeated Colombian native Felipe Almanza via unanimous decision in the main event Saturday night at the “Night of Knockouts” show at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

The judges scored the fight 78-71, 77-72 and 76-73, all in favor of Perales. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Flo Simba returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced that exciting young heavyweight prospect Flo Simba is set to return to action on his bumper bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on August 29. Simba suffered his first loss when he was stopped in the sixth round by 42-year-old Francois Botha at Emperors Palace in June. Simba meets Zimbabwean Thamsanqa Dube in a scheduled eight rounder and SA light-heavyweight champion Tshepang Mohale faces Ryno Liebenberg in the co-feature also over eight rounds. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Green-Tarver Final Presser

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Brett Bonetti

IBO Cruiserweight Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green and Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver held their final press conference today ahead of this Wednesday’s world title fight at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia.

The Green machine walked into the presser to audio sounds of the cartoon “Captain Caveman” and holding two plastic clubs, banging them together as he walked passed Tarver.

This was in response to recent comments from Tarver’s trainer Jimmy Williams who had recently labelled Green “Primitive”.

Legendary trainer Williams said four time world light heavyweight champion Tarver was a technician compared to the rudimentary Green. “He has the will but he doesn’t have the skill,” Williams said. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Harris-Rossy Photo Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ray Bailey

Saturday night at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey, a near sellout crowd witnessed Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris (25-15-2, 11KO’s) retain his USBA heavyweight title belt, dropping Derric Rossy (25-5, 14KO’s) twice en-route to a convincing twelfth round knockout in the main event of the evening. The inaugural five bout card produced by Carla Hill Promotions also had several of the top prospects in the New York-New Jersey region spotlighted in competitive bouts. In The co-feature of the evening, Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (8-0, 3KO’s) captured a hard fought four round split decision victory over Hamid Abdul Mateen (2-2). (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Full Report

Wolak-Rodriguez: full report

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside

Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez engaged in a “fight of the year” caliber battle on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights,” thrilling a packed Roseland Ballroom in New York City in a twelve round majority draw. The junior middleweight fight was a ‘can’t miss’ from the moment it was announced, as the underrated Dominican-born Rodriguez, of Danbury, Connecticut, was in a must-win situation against the highly ranked Wolak, a Polish fighter out of Rockaway, New Jersey, who is never in a dull fight. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Greenburg out, but not fired

Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports, told the New York Times that he is not renewing his contract with the network and claims he is not being fired as reported by some media. He has been under fire for losing Manny Pacquiao’s last fight to rival SHOWTIME. His decision to pass on many of the Klitschkos recent heavyweight championship fights has also been questioned. An official announcement is expected this week.



July 17th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Rogelio Espino

By Robert Coster
Photo: Promociones y Eventos Del Istmo

Rogelio Espino has been, for the past decade, Panama’s top promoter and manager. His company, Promociones y Eventos del Istmo, has guided the career of six world champions and promoted 40 title bouts. Espino accompanied his boxer Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero to Argentina to challenge WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros on July 2nd, in Barros’ hometown of Mendoza. Barros retained his title via a very controversial split decision even though he was knocked down twice (in the first and ninth round) in spectacular fashion. “The verdict against Pelenchin was simply incomprehensible and bad judging is one of the biggest problems of boxing today,” says the measured and always courteous Espino. Fightnews sat down with Rogelio Espino to discuss the Caballero-Barros controversial fight and its aftermath. (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

In the main event of the “Los Reyes de Neza” presented by Boxeo de Gala of Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia and broadcast by Cadena 3, Zulina “La Loba” Muñoz won a fierce ten round unanimous decision over Kandy Sandoval. The judges scored it 96-92, 97-91 and 96-92 for the WBC new silver world champion, Zulina Muñoz.

In other action, lightweight Fermin de los Santos retained his WBC Cabofe belt with a tight ten round split decision over Daniel “Coco” Hernandez. Two judges had it 115-113 for De los Santos, while the third saw Hernandez ahead 116-113. (more…)



July 17th, 2011




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