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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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UniMas Weights from Dallas

UniMas Weights from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Top Rank Mike Alvarado 147.75 vs. Josh Torres 147.75 Matt Korobov 162.75 vs. Brian Vera 162.4 Erick De Leon 130.25 vs. Carlos ...

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Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna ...

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Thurman and Porter make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Keith Thurman 146 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBA world welterweight title) Porter stripped naked and was right on the limit. Jarrett ...

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Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio C Barron Jr. Fightnews.com caught up with former world champion Mike Alvarado at Montoya's Boxing Gym in Dallas during ...

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Boxing News

IBF Statement on Heavyweight title

The IBF Heavyweight World Title, which was won by Tyson Fury on November 28, 2015 when he beat the reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in an optional defense of this title, was vacated on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 by the IBF as Tyson Fury is unable to make the mandatory defense of the IBF title against challenger Vyacheslav Glaskov because he is contractually obligated to a rematch with Klitschko, which is in direct violation of the IBF/USBA Rules Governing Championship Contests.

On November 30, 2015, the IBF reminded Tyson Fury via an email in care of Hennessy Sports that the bout on November 28 was considered a mandatory defense of both the WBA and WBO Heavyweight titles and that his next bout was to be the IBF mandatory defense against Vyacheslav Glazkov, the #1 contender and the leading available contender for the IBF mandatory defense. This bout was due next in the rotation of mandatory defenses of the titles. Furthermore, Fury was informed that negotiations with Glazkov should commence immediately and be concluded by December 30, 2015. He was advised that if an agreement was not reached between the two parties by December 30, 2015, the IBF would call for a purse bid. Glazkov’s promoter Main Events was copied on this letter. (more…)



December 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Looks like WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will be defending his title against Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (20-1, 15 KOs) on January 16 in Brooklyn. The bout will be televised on Showtime. Szpilka is rated #8 by the WBC and has won four straight.

Top Rank will be announcing Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent on Friday’s truTV telecast headlined by Felix Verdejo and Nonito Donaire in separate fights. Pacman vs. Timothy Bradley seems to be the frontrunner, but we’ll find out for sure on Friday.

The return of former world champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs) against Gilberto Sanchez Leon (33-13-2) can be seen Saturday on NBCSN.

Future Hall of Famers Roy Jones Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley will both see both see action in the coming days. Jones faces Enzo Maccaranelli in Moscow on Saturday, while Mosley takes on Patrick Lopez the following Thursday in Panama City.



December 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Chisora returns on one week rest

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora has replaced Josh Warrington on Saturday’s bill in London on Saturday night – and he’s hunting the winner of the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title clash between Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in the main event. ‘Del Boy’ will be returning on seven days rest after fighting Saturday night in Hamburg. Warrington was forced out of his fight with a virus.



December 9th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC judges to test noise-reducing headphones

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman has announced that in this Saturday’s fight in Mexico City between WBC female flyweight champion Yessica Chavez and former world champion Simona Galassi, judges will use special headphones to reduce noise and distractions near the ring. “We will try this project so that judges are not distracted and can maintain their concentration, avoiding the cheers of the fans and communication between those of the corners of the boxers. They’ll just watch the fight and we’ll see if we obtain better results and greater objectivity,” stated Sulaiman.



December 9th, 2015


Boxing News

Ramos returns to ShoBox Friday

Photo: Stacey Verbeek

Unbeaten Abel Ramos (14-0-2, 9 KOs) of Arizona returns to ShoBox after nearly 2 years. Ramos will take on fellow unbeaten Regis Prograis (15-0, 12KOs). The super lightweight bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be the main event aired on Showtime’s ShoBox series. The site location will be the Bayou Event Center, in Houston, Texas, which also happens to be the hometown of Prograis. Lou DiBella (DiBella Entertainment), Lou Savarese (Savarese Promotions), and Alex Khanas (Fight Promotions Inc) will promote the event.

Ramos’ first big opportunity came in January 2014 on ShoBox. He was an unknown 8-0 fighter who had not even fought past 4 rounds at that time. He took on an unbeaten Maurice Hooker who had almost twice as many professional fights. If that wasn’t enough to overcome Ramos also took the fight on just days notice. Ramos ignored all of these obstacles and fought Hooker to a very respectable draw. (more…)



December 9th, 2015

UFC

In Brazil, Aldo is King, Honed by Humble Roots

On a rare cloudy day in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jose Aldo arrives early to the Upper Gym, in the city’s Flamengo neighborhood. A shy guy, he quietly changes into his training clothes and enters the Octagon for the first training session of the day – cardio and conditioning. After several rounds of shadow boxing, punching mitts and moving on the ground, it’s time to rest until the next session . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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December 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tyson Fury gets split decision over his views

Fury:The fighter who picked a fight with the world

Furynot bothered about novice Deontay Wilder”

Statue erected for Larry Holmes



December 9th, 2015

Boxing News

IBF strips Tyson Fury, orders Glazkov and Martin to fight for vacant belt

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was stripped of the IBF title on Tuesday for not making a mandatory defense against Czar Glazkov. Fury, who still holds the WBA and WBO titles, will instead face Wladimir Klitschko in a contractually obligated rematch.

The IBF has ordered Glazkov to face Charles Martin for the vacant belt. Martin actually already has a fight scheduled for Saturday against unbeaten Olympian Dominic Breazeale on NBC. A pullout is likely.



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Vicente KOs Dominguez, Tapia and Dawson win

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr/dcobbjr.com

In the scheduled 10-round main event at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ, Miami-based Dominican featherweight Yenifel Vicente (28-3-2, 20 KOs) scored a crushing knockout in round three over previously undefeated prospect Juan Dominguez (19-1, 13 KOs). Vicente established an early lead over the first two rounds. Dominguez lost point in round two for repeated low blows. In the third, Vicente landed an overhand right that dropped Dominguez to the canvas, where he remained for several minutes. The time of the upset KO was 20 seconds of round three.

In the 10-round co-feature, cruiserweight Keith “Machine Gun” Tapia (17-0, 11 KOs) remained undefeated in a bruising battle with Philadelphia’s Garrett Wilson (16-10-1, 9 KOs). Tapia, of Santurce, PR, won the unanimous decision by a wide margin, but the fight was filled with two-way exchanges, especially in the first half. Both fighters were hurt several times in the bout, but as the fight progressed, Tapia was the fresher and more effective fighter. Wilson remained dangerous, but by the end it was clear that Tapia had a decisive edge. The official scores were 97-93 and 99-91 twice. After the bout, Tapia called the fight his toughest to date.

Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson (33-4, 18 KOs), New Haven, CT, returned to the ring after a 14-month layoff to defeat Flint, MI’s Shujaa El Amin (12-9, 6 KOs) by 10-round unanimous decision. All three judges scored the slow-moving bout 100-90. (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng to seek unification

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5 KOs) retained his title via twelve round decision over IBF #10 rated Myunghoo Lee (19-5-1, 6 KOs) on Monday in Thailand. Now, after five successful defenses, Ruenroeng wants unification fights.

“I’m looking for making unification bouts with all flyweight champions,” said Ruenroeng’s promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang. “The flyweight division has great champions in the WBC’s Roman Gonzalez, the WBA’s Kazuto Ioka and the WBO’s Francisco Estrada. The winner will  be undisputed flyweight champion. These fights will happen in 2016.”



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Barroso Looking to KO Mitchell, win WBA interim title this Saturday

Venezuelan bomber Ismael Barroso (18-0-2, 17 KOs) is talking knockout in advance of his showdown with England’s Kevin Mitchell for the WBA interim lightweight title this Saturday, December 12, at the O2 Arena in Greenwich, London. Barroso will face Mitchell as part of the Sky Sports Box Office card, headlined by bitter heavyweight rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte’s battle for the MBE British and Commonwealth Championship.

“He is a very strong fighter, but he has not fought me,” said the confident Barroso. “I will be strong in every way.”

Barroso, from El Tigre, Venezuela, will be vying for his first interim world title with the winner scheduled to face regular champion, Anthony Crolla, within 90 days.

“I will walk him down and throw many combinations. I will hit him with hard shots, and I will knock him out,” continued the determined Barroso. (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez ready for “The Homecoming” this Saturday

Oscar Valdez is ready for “The Homecoming” this Saturday in Tucson, Arizona the two-time Mexican Olympian was born in Nogales, Sonora, but called Tucson home for 10 years as a child. “I am really looking forward to this fight.” said Valdez, “I will have family, friends and people who have supported me since the start of my boxing career. I do feel like I am coming home and want to give them all a great fight,” said Valdez who started boxing in Tucson when he was only eight years old.

Valdez will face Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1, 6 KOs) of the Philippines in the Tucson Arena this Saturday December 12 in the main event of a card that will be televised by Unimas in the United States on its “Solo Boxeo Tecate” boxing series.

“I have been working really hard in training camp for this fight. I feel great and ready to close out the year with a strong performance” said Valdez, who trained at the Rock Gym in Carson, California.

Under the tutelage of his trainer Manuel “Manny” Robles, Valdez has put in long hours for what would be his fourth fight of 2015. (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing show in Parsippany, NJ is postponed

This Friday night’s boxing event at the Parsippany PAL in Parsippany, New Jersey has been postponed due to a “logistical emergency.” Fans who have purchased tickets may refund them at the point of purchase. The new date will be announced by GH3 Promotions shortly.



December 8th, 2015

UFC

Sterling: The Nickname King Has Arrived

Aljamain Sterling may be young in years, but he certainly understands the game he’s playing.The 26-year-old, undefeated bantamweight has put himself on the radar with three consecutive victories inside the Octagon, but the Serra-Longo product knows simply winning isn’t enough to move the proverbial needle these days. In the current era of mixed martial arts, it’s the fighters who draw attention who get the biggest push, and Sterling’s 2015 campaign has been a non-stop flow of soundbites and headlines around the MMA sphere. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Valdez, Benavidez media day in Tucson Thursday

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez, who grew up in Tucson, and the WBA interim super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr of Phoenix will work out at a Media Day event held at the Undisputed Fitness Gym, 1240 N. Stone Ave., in Tucson on Thursday, December 10 beginning noon local time. Boxing fans are invited to see the fighters, take photos and get autographs.

Valdez (18-0, 15 KOs) is wiring in for his big bout against Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1, 6 KOs) of the Phillippines at the Tucson Arena on Saturday, December 12. Benavidez Jr (23-0, 16 KOs) is taking on Sidney Siqueira (26-10-1, 17 KOs) of Other local fighters will be at the Media Day as well.

“The Homecoming” featuring Oscar Valdez versus Jose Benavidez Jr. will be held in the Tucson Arena on Saturday, December 12. Doors open at 6pm and the bouts will begin at 7pm. Tickets for the big fight card are $75, $50, $25 and are available at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office and any ticketmaster location, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800 745 3000.



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Groves returns January 30

Promoter Sauerland Event announced today that three-time world title challenger “Saint” George Groves (21-3, 16 KOs) will face Andrea Di Luisa (18-3, 14 KOs) on January 30 at the Copper Box Arena in London. Groves is coming off a split decision loss to WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack in September. Di Luisa was stopped by Lucian Bute in August in his last noteworthy ring action.



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Wallisch, Meiser, Krasniqi headline Jan 9

On January 9, SES Boxing and Pollex Box-Promotion will stage an event at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The card will feature WBO #11 heavyweight Michael Wallisch (15-0, 10 KOs) in a WBO European title clash. In the co-feature, unbeaten middleweight January Meiser: (10-0, 5 KOs) defends his WBO “junior” belt. Also, two-time light heavyweight title challenger Robin Krasniqi returns, now campaigning at super middleweight. Opponents are TBA. The card will be televised in Germany on SAT.1.

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December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo trainer Eddy Reynoso tells it all

By Hesiquio Balderas

Trainer Edison Reynoso reached the top of his game in November when his star pupil Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto for the middleweight title completing a life-long dream. But what makes it even more important is the fact that Eddy knows what the lineal middleweight championship means in the history of boxing. Reynoso is more than just a trainer. He is a student of the game. He breaths, eats and sleeps boxing. He has collected thousands of boxing matches in VHS, DVD or any other format available, he has watched virtually every single world champion from the past. You can ask Eddy about any subject from the history of boxing and he’ll give you an answer. He has a complete collection of The Ring magazine and knowing him personally for the past 13 years, I must say that he is a boxing historian and has learned his craft from spending hours and hours in the gym and from recollecting information from every world champ he has seen and from taking a few punches of his own.

“Very few people know about my collection of videos,” said Reynoso, “it’s like going to the best university. There is all this material to be absorbed, documentaries, fights from the past and it depends whether you just want to see a fight or actually learn from it and study every detail. I chose to learn from the great champions of the past from Jack Johnson to Sugar Ray Robinson to Henry Armstrong, Archie Moore, Ike Williams, Jack Dempsey, Kid Gavilan, Joe Gans, Willie Pep, Napoles, Liston, Whitaker, Duran, Leonard, Ali, JC Chavez, De la Hoya, Holmes, Gilberto Roman, Joe Louis, just to name a few. (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Trenton, NJ

Photos: Lucas Noonan / Premier Boxing Champions

Juan Dominguez 121.5 vs. Yenifel Vincente 122
Keith Tapia 195 vs. Garrett Wilson 193
Immanuel Aleem 159 vs. Carlos Galvan 158
Alex Martin 147 vs. Cameron Kreal 146
Jordan White 119 vs. Jose Roman 120
Chad Dawson 174 vs. Shujaa El Amin 177
Dan Pasciolla 244 vs. Corey Morely 289
Christopher Brooker 171 vs. Zaccariah Kelly 170

TV: Fox Sports 1
Venue: Sun Arena, Trenton, New Jersey
Promoter: King’s Promotions

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December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Happy Birthday Bob Arum

Photo: Ed Keenan/Top Rank

Fightnews.com® wishes Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum a happy 84nd birthday! Bob is gearing up to promote three big fight cards this weekend PLUS announce the opponent for Manny Pacquiao’s last fight next April. The Top Rank CEO has stayed at the pinnacle of the sport ever since he got into it in 1966 by presenting a world heavyweight championship fight featuring ring legend Muhammad Ali in his promotional debut.

Since then, Top Rank, under Arum’s leadership, has promoted roughly 11,500 fight cards around the globe featuring fighters like Oscar De la Hoya, George Foreman, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Julio Cesar Chavez, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Terence Crawford, Timothy Bradley and of course, Manny Pacquiao.



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Q&A: Mike Lee

By Bill Green

Undefeated Light Heavyweight contender and Subway national phenomenon “Irish” Mike Lee 14-0, 8 KOs is set to headline a pro/amateur card this Saturday, December 12th, at the Ramada Inn Convention Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The nearly sold-out event is being promoted by Omaha’s own national and local star, undefeated P4P champion Terence “Bud” Crawford 26-0 (18) and co-manager, Brian “BoMac” McIntyre. The duo recently established B&B Boxing Promotions. B&B Boxing Promotions will be teaming up with Missouri Promoter John Carden of Legacy Entertainment. The event will feature the best of the Midwest’s top notch amateur talent including several up and coming youngsters out of Terence Crawford’s gym, B & B Boxing Academy. The gym has placed host for several of Crawford’s big HBO and Top Ranked events and has the look and feel of several next generation champions.

Lee, 27, formerly of Chicago, now resides out of Los Angeles California, remains undefeated at 14-0 with 8 knockouts. He is famous for appearing in several Subway commercials including one during the Super Bowl halftime extravaganza. However, there is more to the former Notre Dame graduate. He can fight. (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Parker camp says Briggs, Browne, Glazkov, Arreola, Wach, Teper, de Mori turned down offers

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #5, IBF #10, WBC #11, WBA #12 Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) scored a sensational KO victory in round one over Daniel Martz (14-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday in Hamilton, New Zealand which was his fifth victory in 2015. Other wins included KOs over former world rated Kali Meehan and Bowie Tupou.

Stuart Duncan who is the matchmaker for Parker’s promoter, Duco Events has talked to Fightnews.com® to say there have been several world rated heavyweights who have rejected very good offers to travel to New Zealand and clash with the 23-year-old Parker. “Shannon Briggs rejected a substantial offer to fight Joseph Parker,” Duncan said. “We also made a good offer to current IBF #1 Glazkov for a bout with Parker, before he was the IBF mandatory, that was rejected.”

“We have made substantial offers to the management of Chris Arreola, Mariusz Wach, Erkan Teper, Mark de Mori and Solomon Haumono. All offers were rejected. There was a four-fight million dollar offer made to the management of Lucas Browne that included a bout with Parker that was rejected. Edmond Gerber was given a very good offer that was rejected. Arnold Gjerjaj who is 29-0 and European champion – rejected a very good offer to fight Parker.”

Jason Bergman (25-11-2, 16 KOs) will be Parker’s next opponent when they clash over twelve rounds at the Faleata Sports Complex, Apia on January 23rd.



December 8th, 2015

UFC

Chiesa Thinks It’s Time To Pass The Torch

Michael “Maverick” Chiesa believes it’s time for some UFC veterans to pass the torch to the younger crop of fighters who have begun to lay their claim to the promotion’s spoils, and he’s setting out to prove his point when he takes on lightweight veteran Jim Miller on December 10 in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

“Bronco” Billy Wright: I’ve earned the right to fight Deontay Wilder for his WBC title

Fifty-year-old WBC Latino and FECARBOX heavyweight champion Bronco Billy Wright (49-4, 38 KOs) is willing and able to step up and challenge Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) for his world title. Currently rated #20 by the WBC, Bronco Billy Wright is currently riding a 20-fight winning streak with 17 of those victories coming by way of knockout. If Wilder, who is currently looking for an opponent for his scheduled January 16, 2016 date, were to take this fight, he would be facing an opponent who hasn’t lost a fight since 1998. With 31 first round knockouts to his credit, Billy feels he has what it takes to dethrone Wilder.

“No one can deny that I’ve earned the right to fight Deontay Wilder for his WBC title,” said Bronco Billy Wright. “I’ve been ranked in the top 20 with the WBC for the last three years. This is the American Dream for a fighter like myself who’s been waiting patiently to get an opportunity to fight for a world championship. I’ve paid my dues and I’m ready to take on this challenge.” (more…)



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather admits Pacquiao was his most important win

Tyson Fury goes on the offensive again

Frank Bruno considers a comeback

UFC and former boxing champ Holly Holm says she is “still the same after win”



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs: I’ll fight Wilder for free. Winner takes all!

Former two-time heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) and WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KOs) have been going at it lately on various social media networks. Wilder is scheduled to fight TBA on January 16th in Brooklyn, New York at the Barclays Center. This is Briggs’ hometown so it seems like it would make sense. Wilder says he wants the fight but has concerns on whether Briggs’ purse demands may become an issue for stopping the fight from being made. Briggs made it very clear to Fightnews.com® that it’s not. “I will make this quite easy for you Deontay. I will fight you for free. Let’s do a winner take all. If you’re so sure you can beat me there should be no issue. You beat me and I don’t get paid at all. This shows you I am not all talk. How about you Deontay?” said Briggs.



December 8th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen fired up for ‘Bad Blood’ battle

Patrick Nielsen (27-1, 13 KOs) opened the doors to his gym today for a media workout ahead of his blockbuster showdown with domestic rival Rudy Markussen (39-3, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Brondby Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Danish super middleweight looked in top form, as he was put through his paces by former two-time World Champion turned coach Joey Gamache. “I can’t wait for Saturday night,” declared the 24-year-old. “I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a long time, and now, I’m fired up and ready to go! Rudy is not going to know what’s hit him. I’m faster, stronger and more determined than I’ve ever been. I know I will beat him convincingly. He is going to wish he never stepped into the ring with me.” (more…)



December 7th, 2015

UFC

Holly Holm Celebrates World Title Win With Hometown Fans

Thousands of people showed up to greet newly crowned women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm on Sunday in her hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico as a part of her victory parade . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

13,120 attend Ramirez-Garcia clash in Fresno

A massive crowd of 13,120 turned out on Saturday night at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California, to see hometown hero, U.S. Olympian and current NABF champion Jose Ramirez (16-0, 12 KOs) win over Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs).

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December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs-Quillin Full Report and New Photos

By: Matt RIchardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos by: Emily Harney

Well, that was quick!

It took years for Brooklyn middleweights Danny Jacobs and Peter Quillin to agree to fight each other but when they finally entered the same ring on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn the long-awaited battle only lasted 85 seconds.

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December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Masternak: Bellew’s trash talk won’t work on me

Mateusz Masternak aims to prove he is ready to rule the world by beating Tony Bellew and reclaiming the European cruiserweight title on Saturday at The O2 in London. The Polish puncher is currently enjoying a new lease of life since teaming up with renowned German coach Ulli Wegner, and now, the 28-year-old believes the time is right for him to make his mark at elite-level starting with a statement win against Bellew.

“Of course this is an important fight for me,” said Masternak. “This is a chance for me to test myself against one of the best fighters in the division and prove to everybody that I’m ready to fight for the world title. (more…)



December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder: Whoever steps foot in that ring is going to get punished

By Arvin Nundloll
Photos: Emily Harney

Deontay Wilder took time on Saturday to talk about his return to the ring in January 16, 2016 at the Barclays Center to defend his WBC heavyweight belt against an unnamed opponent for now.

When asked about fighting at Brooklyn and the short notice, Wilder was excited to get back in the ring but was upset at his opponents pulling out at the last minute.

I’m very excited to fight on January 16 and to display my talents there.

It’s frustrating, the frustrating part about it having an opponent that’s ranked in the states and all of the sanctions and a deal that’s been done for a few months and then all of a sudden they see an opportunity and then they take the easier route.

I think it’s very disrespectful and unprofessional in my opinion to have something set up and then take an easier route. But either way it goes were going to do the best that we can for an opponent to help put me on the 16th, the only thing I can do is apologize to the people about that.

I’m looking to unify the division, that’s my main goal. Whoever steps foot in that ring is going to get punished.

I promise you guys that I’ll unify the division and be the first American since 1999, since Lennox Lewis.

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December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Ruenroeng retains IBF flyweight title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (17-0, 5 KOs) retained his title via twelve round decision over IBF #10 rated Myunghoo Lee (19-5-1, 6 KOs) on Monday at the Hua Hin Center in Hua Hin, Thailand. It was a good action fight. Lee relentlessly pressed forward, while Ruenroeng circled away but often stood his ground and traded with great success. Ruenroeng was deducted a point for holding in round nine by referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. He knocked down Lee in round twelve to punctuate his win. It was Ruenroeng’s fifth successful defense – all via points. (more…)



December 7th, 2015

UFC

Weidman, Rockhold Lay Out 194 Game Plans

Things are sure to be intense between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold when they finally meet at UFC 194 for the middleweight title . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Albuquerque welcomes UFC and former boxing champ Holly Holm back home

S**k my b**ls, says new heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, to critics

Frankie Gavin’s career hangs in the balance after suspension

Floyd Mayweather welcomed to Istanbul



December 7th, 2015




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