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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Boxing News

Nonito Donaire / Vic Darchinyan media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan pose during media day Wednesday for their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, November 9.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia against two-time WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez and undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. photos



November 6th, 2013



Boxing News

Martinez, Garcia discuss ‘revenge fight’

By Karl Freitag

WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) and undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) hosted an international media conference call Wednesday to discuss their HBO-televised world championship clash on Saturday at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. Interesting matchup as Martinez is currently the only world champion from Puerto Rico, and Garcia is coming off a demolition of Martinez’ countryman and stablemate Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez, in a bout where Garcia came in overweight. Martinez promoter Peter Rivera stated that all of Puerto Rico is looking at this fight as a revenge fight.

Mikey Garcia: We are ready for this. We’re in great shape, we did all the work in the gym needed and we want to take on a real junior lightweight. Rocky Martinez is a world champion. I’m not fighting just an overweight bantamweight or featherweight, I’m fighting a real champion and that’s the challenge we want to take.

Rocky Martinez: I’m very proud of the fact that I remain as a champion. I worked very hard in preparation for this fight. I know it’s an important fight for the country, an important fight for me and I’m ready to take back my title to Puerto Rico….I think I can take his punches, I think I’ve proven myself to be able to take punches, so it’s just a question of being ready and being at my best.



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Main Events inks David “Nino” Rodriguez

Main Events officially announced today that they have signed a promotional contract with undefeated Texas heavyweight David “Nino” Rodriguez. The hard-hitting Mexican-American, who has a record of 36-0, 34 KOs against soft competition, has had an almost two-year layoff from the sport. His career – and life – almost came to an end on December 30, 2011 when he was knifed outside of a restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. The brutal attack required 369 stitches to mend and left a large scar on the side of his face, from ear to chin. His return to the ring was sidelined again after suffering a knee injury requiring surgery while preparing for a fight in the summer of 2012.

“David has made it clear that his intention is to step up in 2014 and take on everyone at the top of the heavyweight division,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “David has the personality, the looks and the punch to be a big star. It will be Main Events’ job to give him the opportunities necessary for him to reach his goal of becoming the heavyweight champion of the world.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Mundine-Mosley KOs Murray-Wood

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

The WBA interim middleweight title bout between WBA #12 Garth Wood and WBA #1 Martin Murray scheduled for December 11 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia has been forced to cancel because the Anthony Mundine vs. Shane Mosley is now back on and scheduled for November 27. A frustrated Wood talked to the Telegraph newspaper and stated “How can we risk following a fight that is essentially two blokes fighting for their super fund? If the Mundine fight is a farce, and I believe it will be, what hope have you got of asking Aussie punters to then shell out another 50 bucks to watch you a fortnight later? And right before Christmas….People are fed up with the fight game. That’s what we hoped to change. We weren’t bringing a fighter who is on the way out to Sydney. We were bringing a genuine world champion; a guy ranked No.1 for a reason. But to do that, it was going to cost my backers $800,000 … I can’t ask people to outlay that sort of money if we’re going to be made to follow a circus.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto visits Golden Boy

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is that Golden Boy Promotions offered Puerto Rican three-division former world champion Miguel Cotto $10 million to face Mexican former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in a meeting held on Tuesday between both parties. Alvarez already announced that he would be fighting in 2014 pay-per-view bouts on March 8, July 26 and November 22. An Alvarez-Cotto fight would likely be the best PPV option for Canelo. However, Cotto has options. He could end up facing or Floyd Mayweather in a rematch, or seek to regain a world title against IBF junior middleweight champion Carlos Molina or the winner of the WBA title fight between Austin Trout-Erislandy Lara or move up to middleweight to face WBO champion Peter Quillin. There has also been talk of a clash between Cotto and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.



November 6th, 2013

Feature Story

Adamek comments on Abdusalamov tragedy: “Being a fighter you have to block the reality”

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Team Adamek

“When next time fans will ask me why I thank God every time I finish the fight and cross myself every time I step into the ring, I will remind them about Magomed fighting for his life” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs), who in 10 days on November 16 will fight on NBC against undefeated Olympic bronze medalist from Ukraine Vyacheslav Glazkov (15-0, 11 KOs). “This is why, no matter what nationality we are, no matter what is being said before the fight, we are boxing brothers.”

Adamek, whose reputation is largely built on the extremely savage ring wars he had earlier in his career, offers a fighter’s perspective to the Magomed Abdusalamov tragedy. “What happened in New York is the reason why I treat every opponent with the greatest respect, wishing him the best,” the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion told Fightnews.com. “This is a war, almost literally, between two men. Everyone of us knows very well stepping into ring that this could be the last time we do that.

“Being a fighter you have to block the reality.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Daud Yordan to defend title against Sipho Taliwe

By Brett Bonetti

IBO World Lightweight Champion “Indonesian Thunder” Daud Cino Yordan (31-3, 23 KOs) will defend his title against South African Sipho “Tsunami” Taliwe (21-3, 14 KOs) in the Co-Main Event of the next Dragon Fire: World Championship Boxing event on Friday December 6 at Metro City in Perth, Western Australia. The 26 year old Yordan made Indonesian boxing history in July when he became the first Indonesian two weight division champion at Featherweight & Lightweight respectively following his unanimous decision victory over Argentinian Daniel “Tatu” Brizuela (25-2-2, 8 KOs) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions “Thunderdome II” at Metro City Perth, Australia.

Yordan who made his professional boxing debut at the tender age of 17 goes by the moniker “Indonesian Thunder” due to his knockout prowess. Yordan has competed in Indonesia, Singapore, America, Philippines and will be defending his World Championship abroad in Australia. (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Tony Bellew says he is Adonis Stevenson’s “Kryptonite,” vows to “Turn him into a little man”

By James Slater

Liverpool’s Tony Bellew is heading into his November 30th challenge of WBC light-heavyweight ruler Adonis Stevenson a heavy underdog in the eyes of many, yet “Bomber” is convinced he will shock the odds and take the title from the man known as “Superman.”

“I think I am the kryptonite – that’s the best way of putting it,” Bellew, 20-1-1(12) told Sky Sports. “He has got this Superman thing, but at the end of the day the cold, hard fact is he has been knocked out by a journeyman, a guy who has won 20 fights and lost 20. That is a fact. I’m better than Darnell Boone. I am better than any fighter in the world who has won 20 and lost 20.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman opponent named

The comeback of former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman continues Tuesday night, November 12, at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Foreman (31-2, 8 KOs), rated #14 by the WBC, takes on Mexican invader Javier “Pelon’ Gomez (14-11, 10 KOs) in the eight-round co-feature on “Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live,” presented by Mo Productions.

The 10-round main event showcases Michael “The Brazilian” Rocky” Oliveira (21-1, 16 KOs), rated No. 7 by the WBC and No. 11 by the WBA, against former Mexican welterweight champion Noberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (19-2, 13 KOs). Hall of Famer Julio Cesar Chavez has confirmed that he will be attending “Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live” to closely watch Michael Oliveira in action. The retired six-time, three-division world champion is the father of professional boxers Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Omar Chavez, who is a potential opponent for Oliveira in 2014.

“Knockout Night at the Hard Rock Live,” presented by MO Productions, will air live on SporTV, a Brazilian Sports television broadcaster affiliate to TV Globo Network, and TNC in Argentina.



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing in Colorado Springs Friday

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran

On Friday November 8th, Sundown Entertainment presents Friday Night Fights, live from Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the Main Event, Mike Montoya Jr. returns to action against Isaiah Barela. Montoya comes into the bout with a record 4-2-1 while Barela sports a record of 4-3. This bout will take place at 180lbs. (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Cleverly the cruiserweight: I’m eating steak everyday, but it’s starting to get a bit tiring

Nathan Cleverly is beefing up for his cruiserweight debut by stuffing on steak. The former WBO World Light-Heavyweight champion takes on Australian Daniel Ammann for the Vacant Commonwealth Cruiserweight title on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Cleverly, 26, who started his pro career as an 18-year-old welterweight in 2005, is now adding an extra 25lb of muscle as he starts his campaign to win a second world title after his shock loss to Sergey Kovalev in August.

And the Welsh star knows that he will need as much beef as possible in his new weight class as he’ll be facing small heavyweights, but is confident he’ll also have the speed to deal with them. He said, “Making the jump from light-heavyweight to cruiserweight is a 25lb difference, it’s the biggest weight jump in all of the divisions in boxing. To prepare for the move I’ve got a sports nutritionist monitoring my diet and steak is one of the main components. It’s protein packed and perfect for bulking up, I’m eating it everyday, but it’s starting to get a bit tiring.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

UFC

UFC Fight Night Main Card Fantasy Preview

It’s been seven years since Dan Henderson defeated Vitor Belfort in PRIDE Fighting Championships, but the old rivals will finally meet again this weekend at UFC Fight Night in Brazil as part of a huge card headed to South America headlined by the light heavyweight showdown . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Kennedy vs Natal is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 7 PM ET/4 PM ET from Fort Campbell, Kentucky Click here for more



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Kentikian-Galassi added to Sturm-Barker undercard

WBA Female World Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian will return to the ring on December 7, 2013 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. She will defend her crown against Italian Simona Galassi on the undercard of the IBF Middleweight Title showdown between Darren Barker and Felix Sturm. Sturm vs. Barker will be broadcasted live on SAT.1 in Germany and on Sky Sports in the UK.

“I’m excited to fight in Stuttgart”, the 26-years old Kentikian, nicknamed the “Killer Queen”, said. “I want to put on a great show for the fans, win spectacularly and leave the ring with my belt.” (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC 51st convention Day 3 – Mandatory defenses plus Mayweather and Broner given deadlines; WBC pledges $53K toward Mago’s medical expenses

Report/photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Day three of the WBC 51st convention in Bangkok, Thailand centered largely on mandatory defenses. First up though were some other matters of business.

First and foremost was the situation involving heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov. As most readers know by now, Abdusalamov suffered a career ending and life threatening injury this past Saturday night in a hotly contested fight against Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden. The WBC Board of Directors petitioned its regional bodies as well as promoters and anyone else on the floor for donations to help offset his medical bills and support his young family, including a two month old.

Between the affiliated regional bodies such as NABF, Youth, ABU, OPBF, EBU, International, Female, Baltic, and others, as well as the multitude of promoters on hand, approximately $53,000 was pledged in less than 30 minutes. (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Column

Oosthuizen and Budler to defend IBO belts at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

After his disputed draw against Brandon Gonzalez, Tommy Oosthuizen has a lot to prove at Emperors Palace on Saturday night. The IBO super-middleweight champion has to defend his title against Ezequiel Maderna from Argentina. On the same bill, Hekkie Budler makes the fourth defense of his IBO strawweight belt when he faces Hugo Verchelli. The challenger, also from Argentina, is ranked 28th by the IBO and #8 by the WBA. The Golden Gloves Promotions tournament near Kempton Park will be televised live on SuperSport Select on DStv Channel 229, starting at 7:30pm (SA, CAT, GMT+2). (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Rabchenko: This time I’ll break Vitu

Sergey Rabchenko has no intention of leaving his rematch with Cedric Vitu in the hands of the judges. Their first encounter, which came on the undercard of Ricky Hatton’s comeback clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko last year, ended with Rabchenko winning by a split decision. This time, though, the Belarusian banger says they’ll be no room for debate as he intends on retaining his European light-middleweight title by scoring his 19th career stoppage. (more…)



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Promoter: A machine is keeping Mago alive

Speaking to the NY Post, Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz described the stroke suffered by fallen heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov as “a pretty serious stroke” and revealed that “a machine is keeping him alive.” Mago is currently in a medically induced coma in New York City’s Roosevelt Hospital and Abdusalamov’s manager Boris Grinberg told Fightnews.com’s Przemek Garczarczyk Tuesday that Abdusalamov’s “life is not in danger anymore, it was close. They want to wake him up from the induced coma on Thursday.”

Lewkowicz, however, told the Post, “It’s possible he could be in a coma forever. It’s possible he could be in a coma for a few more weeks. No one knows. That’s why they have to monitor the situation. You really have no clue. It’s basically on the individual.”



November 6th, 2013

UFC

UFC hits Singapore Jan. 4

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® debuts in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 with UFC® FIGHT NIGHT SINGAPORE: ELLENBERGER vs. SAFFIEDINE. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Kennedy vs Natal is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 TONIGHT at 7 PM ET/4 PM ET from Fort Campbell, Kentucky Click here for more



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Mundine-Mosley looks back on for Nov 27

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

It was reported on Channel Nine television today that the Anthony Mundine vs. Shane Mosley clash has been rescheduled for November 27 in Sydney. Mosley has apparently confirmed on Twitter. There will be a press conference on Thursday. Promoter Khoder Nasser has guaranteed the million dollar purse to Mosley, who pulled out of their fight last month when a deadline was missed for a payment as per the fight contract.



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Laid low by an injury, Dmitry Pirog, former WBO middleweight champion, has not given up the hopes of making a comeback. More

Sugar Shane Mosley vs. Anthony Mundine: Looks like it’s back on again, Nov. 27, in Australia. More

Former light-heavyweigh champ Nathan Cleverly is promising a string of impressive knockouts, this time at cruiserweight. More

Liverpool’s Stephen Smith is in hot water with the BBBC after trying to jump promoters. More



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley-Marquez PPV a success with 375K buys

The October PPV fight between Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez reportedly had 375,000 buys, which surpassed expectations. The Nevada State Athletic Commission reports that the gate for the fight was $2,998,950, with 10,683 tickets sold, 5,649 unsold, 1,370 comps.



November 6th, 2013

UFC

UFC Fight for the Troops at the scales

Weigh-in results for UFC Fight For The Troops, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal, and the bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis, airing live on FOX Sports 1 from Fort Campbell, Kentucky at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. Four preliminary bouts will air on FOX Sports 1 at 5pm ET / 2pm PT, and fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see four prelim bouts at 3:10pm ET / 12:10pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Rafael Natal (185.5) VS Tim Kennedy (186)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Alexis Davis (134) VS Liz Carmouche (135)
Yoel Romero (185.5) VS Ronny Markes (185.5)
Rustam Khabilov (155) VS Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Michael Chiesa (156) VS Colton Smith (155.5)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
James Krause (155.5) VS Bobby Green (155)
Francisco Rivera (136) VS George Roop (135.5)
Steven Siler (146) VS Dennis Bermudez (146)
Germaine de Randamie (136) vs Amanda Nunes (136)

ONLINE PRELIMS
Lorenz Larkin (185) VS Chris Camozzi (186)
Yancy Medeiros (156) VS Yves Edwards (156)
Seth Baczynski (171) VS Neil Magny (171)
Brian Houston (185) VS Derek Brunson (186)

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Kennedy vs Natal is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 7 PM ET/4 PM ET from Fort Campbell, Kentucky Click here for more



November 6th, 2013

Boxing News

Abdusalamov suffers stroke; Family facing staggering medical bills; Team Abdusalamov establishing trust fund

Sampson Boxing VP Nathan Lewkowicz has confirmed via Twitter that fallen heavyweight contender Magomed Abdusalamov has suffered a stroke while fighting for his life in a medically induced coma at Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Abdusalamov had to have emergency surgery to remove a blood clot, and part of his skull had to be removed to reduce swelling.

In addition, the family of the 32-year-old Russian boxer who earned $40,000 for his HBO-televised fight against Mike Perez Saturday night at the Madison Square Garden Theater, are facing staggering medical bills for Magomed’s treatment.

Sampson Lewkowicz, promoter of Abdusalamov, along with promoters Leon Margules and Lou DiBella, and with help and support of others in the industry, are establishing a fund and to donate and raise funds to help alleviate the financial burden the unfortunate brain injury Abdusalamov suffered Saturday night has placed on him and his family. (more…)



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia / Rocky Martinez media workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBO junior lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez work out during their media day for their upcoming world championship tripleheader fight against each other on Saturday, November 9.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, PR Best Boxing, Arthur Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Tecate, this world championship tripleheader will also feature 2012 Fighter of the Year and former world champion Nonito “Filipino Flash” Donaire, former two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan , undefeated former U.S. Olympians — Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan and Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. All three fights will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT from the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Donaire, Darchinyan Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag

Featherweights Nonito Donaire (31-2, 20 KOs) and professional nemesis Vic Darchinyan (39-5-1, 28 KOs) host an international media conference call Tuesday to discuss their eagerly-awaited HBO-televised grudge rematch on Saturday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nonito Donaire: For me, I don’t really care who it is who goes inside that ring. I fight anybody that they put in front of me…Vic is a dangerous opponent and not one you can overlook…I’m not really the type to talk about anything. I’m just ‘you know what? let’s make it happen in the ring.’

Vic Darchinyan: After his loss to Rigo he was exposed…it’s not about him it’s about me. I have more skills, I have more power…I’m just going to come and demolish him…I’ve been waiting for this fight for a long time and I’m very motivated.



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Mansour-Price/Coyne-Thompson headline Dec 14 in AC

In a pair of pick ‘em 10 rounders on the December 14th edition of NBC Sports Network’s FIGHT NIGHT, heavyweights Amir Mansour (19-0, 14 KOs) and Kelvin Price (14-1, 6 KOs), and light heavyweights Ryan Coyne (21-1, 9 KOs) and Lionell Thompson (14-2, 9 KOs) will seek redemption from recent setbacks and the opportunity to prove that they have what it takes to compete at the elite levels of the sport. The telecast will go head-to-head against the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana clash on Showtime. (more…)



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Main Events inks Ilshat Khusnulgatin

Undefeated Russian light heavyweight boxer, Ilshat “The Sheriff” Khusnulgatin (11-0, 6 KOs) signed a promotional contract with Main Events on Friday. The 23 year old who stands nearly six feet four inches tall, is co-promoted by PUSHKA, Kirill Pchelnikov, managaed by Egis Klimas, and being trained by John David Jackson.

“These are exciting times in the light heavyweight division and for fighters from Eastern Europe,” said promoter Kathy Duva. “Ilshat makes another great addition to our light heavyweight line-up at Main Events. At 23, he is the youngest fighter at Main Events and we look forward to watching him develop.”



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Golden Boy wins Peterson-Jean IBF purse bid

There were 2 Purse Bids held in the IBF Office today.

Lamont Peterson vs. Dierry Jean – IBF Jr. Welterweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There were 2 bidders, Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger. Golden Boy won with a bid of $ 156,000.00. Eye of the Tiger bid $ 111,121.00. Golden Boy has 90 days to put the fight on.

Katy Wilson Castillo vs. Chanttall Martinez – IBF Female Jr. Featherweight Championship – Mandatory Defense: There was only one bidder, Sampson Boxing, LLC won with a bid of $ 11,000.00. Sampson has 90 days to put the fight on.



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

US Olympian Jose Ramirez Fights in Sold Out Arena On Saturday November 9th

History has been made in the Central Valley with the Solo Boxeo Tecate “Fight for Water” nationally televised fight this Saturday, November 9 featuring U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez. The 11-time National Champion, London 2012 Olympian and all-time USA Boxing light weight record holder will be featured in the main event on the UniMas broadcast. Further adding to this historic boxing night, the event was sold out three weeks ago along with VIP tables and major sponsors.

“Jose Ramirez is one of the brightest stars in boxing and he certainly represents a great deal in the future of boxing. It is wonderful to see Fresno area fans rally to see this young athlete. They will have plenty to cheer about not only on November 9 but in the months and years ahead,” said Bob Arum, Hall of Fame promoter.

Ramírez (6-0, 4 KOs), of Avenal, Calif, returns to the ring in the area he grew up in, at Golden Eagle Arena on the West Hills College campus in Lemoore, Ca. (more…)



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Carlos DeLeon Jr comeback fight postponed

Z Entertainment promoter Zef Ramirez announced that the November 8th fight card in Kingman, Arizona has been postponed after main event fighter Carlos DeLeon Jr. (21-3-2, 14 KOs) fell ill last week. “I am deeply disappointed for the boxing fans here in Kingman,” Ramirez said, “there is such a buzz right now in the local community over this fight that I was disappointed that we were forced to postpone the card. But I knew that, for as tough as it was for me, it’s ten times worse for Carlos. He is absolutely devastated over this delay.”

DeLeon contacted Ramirez last week after checking into a hospital in Las Vegas . Although initially believed to be pneumonia, Ramirez indicated that the fighter may have an infection which has caused a leg injury. “Carlos is a warrior,” Ramirez added, “and he didn’t want to jeopardize the entire card over this. But there really is no other alternative; he is just not in any condition to step into the ring next week.” Ramirez indicated that the card would be tentatively rescheduled in January, and that Rollin Williams and Jonathan Jackson Hearns would still be on the card.



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Martinez-Garcia, Martirosyan-Andrade officials

World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referees and judges who will work this Saturday, November 9, in the title bouts between Roman “Rocky” Martinez versus Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia and Vanes Martirosyan against Demetrius Andrade, to be held at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas in a Top Rank presentation.

For the WBO junior lightweight title, the champion Rocky Martinez (27-1-2, 16 KOs) will make his third defense against the #1 ranked and former WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs). The referee for this fight will be Laurence Cole. The judges for the Martinez-Garcia fight will be Oren Shellemberger and David LaCobucci, both from Texas, and Levi Martinez from New Mexico. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Richard De Cuir.

Meanwhile, Vanes Martirosyan (33-0-1, 21 KOs), the #1 WBO ranked at 154 pounds will face the #2 ranked Demetrius Andrade (19-0, 13 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior middleweight championship. For this bout the referee will be John Schorle. The judges for the clash between Martirosyan and Andrade will be Don Griffin, Jesse Reyes and Javier Alvarez. The WBO supervisor for this fight will be Rolando Marcos Hermoso.



November 5th, 2013

Feature Story

Hot Winter Coming In Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

In the north sphere of the world it is usually cold in winter, but Japan is ready to welcome a hot winter—in a fistic fashion. It’s not due to global warming. This country, holding eleven male champions and four female titlists, will watch many world title bouts with our great interests in the end of this year.

Takashi Uchiyama (R), Takashi Miura (L)

Takashi Uchiyama (R), Takashi Miura (L)


On December 31, the last day of the year, a couple of world title bouts will take place in Tokyo, where our WBA and WBC 130-pound champs will put their belts on the line against up-and-coming prospects to assure hot competition. WBA super-feather ruler, unbeaten Takashi Uchiyama (20-0-1, 17 KOs) will face fast-rising national titlist, #8 compatriot Daiki Kaneko (19-2-3, 12 KOs), while WBC kingpin in the same category Takashi Miura (26-2-2, 19 KOs), a hard-hitting southpaw fresh from his impressive initial defense over Sergio Thompson in Mexico, will risk his belt against another Mexican hard-puncher, #2 Dante Jardon (24-3, 20 KOs). If both champs are victorious, they are supposed to face again for unification next summer since Uchiyama had once halted Miura to retain his WBA throne despite hitting the deck in 2011. (more…)



November 5th, 2013

UFC

Liz Carmouche: The Evolution Continues

A veteran soldier looking for a new type of war, one of the three round variety. Not only looking, but laughing with joyous anticipation about the possibilities. It’s only fitting a United States Marine Corps veteran would literally chuckle in delight when the topic of having in her next fight a back-and-forth, pillar-to-post, Fight of the Night style “three round war.” . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Trainer Ulli Wegner, 71, signs contract extension

71-year-old iconic German trainer Ulli Wegner today signed a contract extension with Team Sauerland which binds him until early 2016. Wegner has trained fighters like Sven Ottke, Markus Beyer, Arthur Abraham, Marco Huck, Yoan Pablo Hernandez and Cecilia Braekhus to world title honors after joining the professional ranks in 1996. Wegner is currently preparing IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez for his mandatory title defense against Alexander Alekseev as well as light heavyweight contender Eduard Gutknecht, who has an IBF semi-eliminator lined up against Dmitry Sukhotsky. Both fights take place at the Brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany on November 23.



November 5th, 2013

Boxing News

Late Results from Wisconsin: Rico Hoye scores TKO victory in his return; wants Tarver next

Usually when you see large crowds of people in Wisconsin, you would assume they are heading into Lambeau Field which serves as the home to the World Champion Green Bay Packers on game day, and touted as the most legendary stadium in the National Football League, yet surprising as it may be Wisconsin proved it is also a fighting state.

This past Friday, IBOM Stars Promotions presented “Casino Battle Royale” at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, in the beautiful city of Milwaukee. “The Contender” series reality star and former IBF #1 ranked Rico Hoye (24-3, 16 KO’s), returned to the ring after a four year layoff quickly dismantling the clearly overmatched Brandon Winner who drops to (3-9), in a scheduled six round heavyweight bout. (more…)



November 5th, 2013




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