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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked ...

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Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Fonfara, Kameda workouts

Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images Hometown favorite Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara, France’s Doudou Ngumbu, WBO Bantamweight World Champion Tomoki Kameda and Interim ...

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Soliman: I will be back early in 2015

Soliman: I will be back early in 2015

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman spoke to Fightnews.com and revealed that he ...

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Vazquez Jr. and Arellano ready for UniMas clash

Vazquez Jr. and Arellano ready for UniMas clash

Photos: Cotto Promotions, LLC Former super bantamweight world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is back and ready to take his career to another level. ...

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Boxing News

“Superman” Stevenson talks Fonfara, WBC title defense

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Video: Krzysztof Jaszczuk/Ringpolska

“I know that Fonfara is young, that he’s strong and he’ll come hungry to fight. I know that it’ll not be easy fight. I expect a tough one,” said Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) during an interview talking about his May 24 WBC light heavyweight title defense against #3 WBC/#1 WBO rated Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (24-2, 15 KOs). Stevenson-Fonfara will be the main event of Yvon Michel-promoted card in Montreal’s Bell Centre, televised live by Showtime.



May 6th, 2014



Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao received two honorary military medals but failed to show up for the awarding ceremonies on Sunday in General Santos City, Philippines. More

A look inside Floyd Mayweather’s Las Vegas car collection. More

Will Amir Khan have to wait until 2015 to get a shot at Mayweather? More

The Carl Froch-George Groves war of words continues. More



May 6th, 2014


Boxing News

Mike Alvarado workout

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former Jr. Welterweight champion Mike Alvarado of Denver,Co works out in Los Angeles for his upcoming 12-round welterweight battle against four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico.

Promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Márquez Boxing and Tecate, Márquez and Alvarado will collide at The Forum in Inglewood, Ca. on Saturday, May 17 and will be televised live on HBO®. photos



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Rigondeaux returns against Guzman July 19

WBA/WBO unified super bantamweight world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (13-0, 8 KOs) will fight Jonathan Guzman (16-0, 16 KOs) on July 19th in Macao, China. Manager Gary Hyde says this will be Rigondeaux’s last fight under the Top Rank banner. “When you consider Donaire, who Rigo schooled, fought four times in 2012 it begs the question why is the P4P #3 so inactive,” commented Hyde. “Rigo is the most avoided world champion in boxing right now. None of the other ‘beltholders’ or their promoters will even mention his name never mind call him out. Let’s hope that Rigo will get at least three fights per year for the next three years from his new promoter so that boxing fans will get the chance to see his freakish talent and appreciate this boxing genius.”



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Juanma added to Canelo-Lara card

Former two time world champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez will face unbeaten Francisco “El Bandido” Vargas on July 12 as part of the PPV show headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Erislandy Lara to be held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Lopez (34-3, 31 KOs), who reigned as WBO super bantamweight and featherweight champion, will defend his WBO International junior lightweight title versus Vargas (19-0-1, 13 KOs), #2 ranked by the WBO in the 130lb division. Lopez is rated WBO #4.

“It’s official, Juanma Lopez will fight against Francisco Vargas. This (Lopez vs. Vargas) is a fight in which the winner must have a shot at the WBO world title at 130 pounds. It’s another battle between Puerto Rico and Mexico and between two former Olympians (Lopez in 2004 and Vargas in 2008),” said Peter Rivera, Vice-President of PR Best Boxing Promotions. (more…)



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF names 2013 award recipients

The IBF/USBA has announced its award recipients for 2013 to be presented at the Awards Dinner during the organization’s 31st Annual Convention at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ on May 21

The Jersey Joe Walcott Award, the organization’s highest honor, will go to Bernard Hopkins for his remarkable accomplishments in the ring. The IBF Female Fighter of the Year is Debora Dionicius, who has also successfully defended her title more than 3 times in spectacular fashion and will receive a championship ring for this accomplishment. The IBF Fight of The Year is Juan Carlos Sanchez vs. Zolani Tete. The IBF Comeback Fighter of the Year is Felix Sturm. (more…)



May 5th, 2014

UFC

Aldo-Mendes 2 set for Staples Center June 13

The rematch between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and number one contender Chad Mendes will headline UFC 176 at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on August 2. Tickets for the event go on sale on June 13 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar: Floyd should be 43-3

The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya took to Twitter Sunday and took a few shots at Floyd Mayweather and Floyd’s unbeaten record.

“I watched several fights again and Floyd should be 43-3,” he tweeted. “You have to realize that records don’t mean anything in today’s world. Don’t forget Julio Cesar Chavez was 87-0 before he lost his first. You never ever hear Julio Cesar Chavez saying he’s the best ever, and he was 87-0 before he lost.”

A few hours later Oscar added, “Please don’t forget that I had a rematch clause for one year and he decided to retire for one year and one day.”



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana postfight press conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

WBC/WBA unified welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Argentinian slugger Marcos “Chino” Maidana met with the media late Saturday night to talk about their hard fought encounter earlier that night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “I want to thank God, and the media, the fans all around the world and of course TMT,” Mayweather said, calling up everyone on the Money Team to join him on stage. “Maidana is a true champion a competitor I have a few bumps and bruises but that comes with the territory. Today was a more competitive fight. I think tonight we gave everyone excitement.

Regarding a possible rematch, Mayweather stated, “I don’t dodge anybody but if he wants a rematch in September come get it.” (more…)



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

New Faces: Sammy Vasquez Jr.

By Robert Coster
Photo: Team Vazquez

Boxing fans who watched the April 18 Showbox telecast Monroeville, Pa last April 18th had the good luck of seeing up and coming unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez jr., in action. Vasquez (13-0, 9 KOs) was stepping into the ring against fellow prospect Juan Rodriguez who was 11-0, 5 KOs. The Pennsylvania native offered a short glimpse of his talent by dispatching Rodriguez in the very first round. Said Vasquez’s elated manager Bob Healy after the fight. “I hope the fans took a good look at Sammy tonight because we’re talking about a future world champion.” (more…)



May 5th, 2014

UFC

Doomsday Meets the Horror in AC

The UFC’s July 16 event at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City will get an exciting jolt of welterweight action as veteran standouts Rick “The Horror” Story and John “Doomsday” Howard have verbally agreed to meet on the UFC Fight Night card . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 5th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Mayweather vs. Maidana

Mayweather 1ARingside by Miguel Maravilla
Photos by Mary Ann Owen / BoxinginLasVegas.com

“The Moment” arrived Saturday night as WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana of Argentina met in a unification bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Maidana came to fight giving Mayweather all he could handle however Mayweather remained unbeaten with winning a majority decision in one of his toughest fights of his career.

Maidana came right at Mayweather in the opening round smothering him and landing overhand rights while working the body as Mayweather attempted to counter as he stood up against the ropes . . . Click here for more



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola Fight Week is upon us

This week’s big fight is the world heavyweight title fight between Bermane “b.Ware” Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola (36-3-1, 31 KOs) on Saturday night at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and LIVE on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The bout will be for the vacant WBC title formerly held by Vitali Klitschko.

There will be two fight week activities open to the public.

On Tuesday there will be fighter workouts at the USC Galen Center/Men’s basketball practice court (3400 S. Figueroa St.). Arreola will work out at 2:30pm and Bermane Stiverne will work out at 3:30pm.

Friday’s weigh-in will also be open to the public. The fighters will weigh-in at 2PM at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles at USC (3540 S. Figueroa St.).



May 5th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Mayweather-Maidana aftermath

Marcos Maidana cries foul in loss to Floyd Mayweather . . . More

Is Mayweather showing signs of decline? More

“I’m the only person who has a chance of beating Mayweather,” says Amir Khan. More

Does Amir Khan’s big win over Luis Collazo hurt his chances at a Mayweather showdown? More

60 fans injured after Mayweather’s win over Maidana at MGM . . . More



May 4th, 2014

UFC

Lamas vs. Dias added to San Antonio card

Heading to the UFC Fight Night main card in San Antonio on June 28 will be featherweight contender Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas, as he returns to the Octagon to face Brazil’s Hacran Dias. . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC FIGHT NIGHT is live on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, May 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo-Lara press tour kicks off Tuesday

Mexican superstar and former WBA/WBC super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez, Cuban WBA junior middleweight world champion Erislandy Lara and promoter Oscar de la Hoya will hit the road for a four-city press tour this week to announce their July 12 PPV bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. All four appearances are open to the public.

Los Angeles, Calif. – Tuesday, May 6, 1PM
El Pueblo Historical Monument – Kiosko Plaza
424 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

San Antonio, Texas – Wednesday, May 7, 1PM
Downtown Historic Market Square
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

New York, N.Y. – Thursday, May 8, 1:30PM
Hard Rock Times Square
1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

Puerto Rico – Friday, May 9, 1PM
The Ritz-Carlton
6961 Avenue of the Gobernadores, San Juan PR



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Ali sends Tweet asking Floyd Mayweather to “rumble” with Manny Pacquiao

By James Slater

Living legend and all-time great Muhammad Ali takes to his official Twitter account now and then, when the mood takes him, and last night, after watching the far greater than expected Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight, Ali wanted to send something out on social media.

The Greatest’s Tweet read as follows:

“Congratulations @FloydMayweather. Maybe after you rest up we can see you rumble with @MannyPacquiao!”

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May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Scorecard Analysis

By Karl Freitag

Marcos Maidana got off to a good start as all three judges, Michael Pernick, Burt Clements and Dave Moretti gave him round one. After four rounds Pernick had Maidana ahead 39-37, while Clements and Moretti had Floyd Mayweather ahead 39-37.

The fight was still in doubt after eight rounds. Pernick had it 77-75 for Maidana, while Moretti had it 77-75 for Mayweather, and Clements had Floyd way in front 78-74.

Floyd won it by sweeping rounds nine and ten on all three cards. Barring knockdowns, the bout was essentially over before the fighters split the last two rounds on each card. Pernick ended up at 114-114 (6-6 in rounds), Clements had it 117-111 (9-3 in rounds) for Floyd. Moretti had it 116-112 (8-4 in rounds) for Floyd.

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Also, according to Showtime’s “ShoStats,” Maidana threw more than DOUBLE the number thrown by Mayweather. Maidana threw 858 punches compared to Mayweather’s 426. Mayweather, however, landed at a 54% clip, while Maidana connected at 26%. Maidana did outland Floyd in power punches 185-178.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar de la Hoya discusses Richard Schaefer, Bob Arum, Al Haymon and more

Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya discusses the state of Golden Boy Promotions during a press conference that took place Saturday in the MGM Grand press room. This playlist contains three short videos that will play automatically.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Bilal Laggoune demolishes Dufaux in 9

Current Belgian and WBC Mediterranean cruiserweight champion successfully defended his national title in a rematch against Christophe Dufaux last night in a hall of the beautiful 12th century monastery of Floreffe, Belgium.
From the start Dufaux was beaten from post to post and after a huge 5th there was no fight anymore but Laggoune was allowed to keep on hurting merciful less his opponent. Dufaux kept on marching too bravely forward but was completely out-boxed and completely bloodied.
In the 7th the referee administrated a standing 8-count instead of calling it off and allowed the fight to go on. From that point on it was pity-full to watch. Never before I have watched such a slaughter and it continued till the 9th and after 2 more standing counts before it was finally called off.
The 21y old Laggoune moves to 15-0-1(8) and is now scheduled to appear in a couple of non-title fights before defending his WBC Mediterranean title in Algeria in November.
On the undercard unbeaten Bogdan Galaev was lucky to get a split draw against Houssain Ghulian. The 20y old Galaev started well with fast combinations but started to fade from the 3th round on. Ghulian won the last 3 rounds of this 6 rounder and seemed to have notched it only to hear he was awarded a split draw.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather, Maidana Quick Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla

Following his victory Saturday night over Marcos Maidana at the MGM Grand Garden, Floyd Mayweather made his way to the post fight press conference to talk about his victory and the future. “Today was a more competitive fight I think tonight we gave everyone excitement. Maidana is a true champion a competitor I have a few bumps and bruises but that comes with the territory. I don’t dodge anybody but if he wants a rematch in September come get it. I don’t know what I will do my next fight. I don’t know who it is.”

Maidana also spoke. “I don’t know what to say. The truth the fight was a good one and I did everything possible to win, but the work we did wasn’t enough for the judges…all I want is for this fucker to give me a rematch.”

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Amir Khan discussed his unanimous decision win over Luis Collazo and a possible showdown with Mayweather:

“Collazo I have a lot of respect for. I knew it was going to be a hard tough fight. I would love the fight with Mayweather. If it happens, it happens.” Khan did rule out the possibility of fighting Floyd in September due to Ramadan.



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez, Rojas victorious in Culiacan, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Super welterweight Omar “Businesman” Chavez (32-2, 22 KOs), son of Mexican ring legend Julio Cesar Chavez, won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over Daniel “Galeno” Sandoval (35-3, 30 KOs) in front of 5,000+ fans at the Palenque de Gallos de la Feria in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were 96-93, 96-92 and 95-93 for Chavez, who claimed the WBO international belt.

Former world champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas (43-14, 29 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Jose Cabrera (23-4-2, 10 KOs). Rojas dropped Cabrera in round three and got a referee’s stoppage in the eighth after landing a series of unanswered punches. photos



May 4th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather has to work hard to defeat Maidana; Khan dominates Collazo; Broner outpoints Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

In a WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight, Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) had to dig deep to win a twelve round majority decision over a tenacious Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) on Saturday night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Maidana came out very aggressive in round one and unleashed a barrage of punches at Mayweather from all angles and had some success. Mayweather did more in round two, but took some hard body shots. In the middle of the ring, Floyd was in total command. When Maidana was able to force Floyd to the ropes he had success, especially to the body. Maidana was warned for pushing by referee Tony Weeks in round three. Mayweather was cut over the right eye in round four by an unintentional headbutt. Maidana just relentless in his unconventional attacks in round five. Mayweather was able to keep some distance in in round six and dominated. Maidana seemed to be slowing down in the seventh. Maidana did well in round eight, punishing Mayweather on the ropes. Mayweather changed his tactics in round nine and outboxed Maidana in the middle of the ring. Round ten was close, Floyd might have edged it in the late seconds. Another close round in the event, Mayweather again may have stole it with late punches. Floyd’s movement gave Maidana problems in the twelfth. The bout ended with both working hard on the ropes.

Scores were 114-114, 117-111, 116-112. Floyd is now unified WBC/WBA champion at both welterweight and super welterweight.

In a welterweight clash of former world champions, Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) scored three knockdowns against Luis Collazo (35-5, 18 KOs) en route to an impressive twelve round unanimous decision. Khan boxed well from the opening bell, dropping Collazo in round four. After the knockdown, Collazo stalked Khan with his arms down for the rest of the round to prove he wasn’t hurt. Khan continued to outbox Collazo. Collazo was deducted a point in round eight for a low blow. Khan was deducted in the same round for holding. Khan dropped Collazo with a body shot in round ten, then put him down again moments later. Collazo hit Khan low in the twelfth and Khan needed time to recover. Scores were 117-106, 119-104, 119-104.

In his first fight since losing to Marcos Maidana last December, former world champion Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Carlos Molina (17-2-1, 7 KOs) in a bout fought at jr welterweight. Things got going in round three when the now clean-shaven Broner threw Molina to the canvas and got a warning from referee Kenny Bayless. Broner pretty much took over the fight after that, but never came close to stopping Molina. Margins were 99-91, 98-92, 100-90, all for Broner.

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May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Off-TV Mayweather-Maidana undercard results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Cruiserweight Andrew Omotunde Tabiti of Chicago stopped John Shipman in five rounds in a scheduled six rounder. A barrage of ounche from Tabiti forced referee Russell Mora to stop the fight at 2:11 of the fourth round. Tabiti improves his mark to 6-0, 6 KO, Shipman drops to 3-2, 2 KOs.

Romanian super middleweight Ronald Gavril scored a fourth round TKO over Tyrell Hendrix in a scheduled eight round bout. A series of punches forced referee Russell Mora to stop the fight at 1:48 of the fourth round. Gavril remains unbeaten as he improves to 9-0, 7 KOs, Hendrix drops to 10-4-2, 3 KOs.

2012 British Olympian middleweight Anthony Ogogo stopped Jonel Tapia in three rounds in a scheduled eight rounder. An accumulation of punches forced referee Jay Nady to stop the fight 46 seconds of round three. Ogogo goes to 6-0, 3 KOs with the win. Tapia falls to 8-5-1, 5 KOs.

Note: Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya is in the building. Regarding his situation with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, Oscar says “there’s nothing that can’t be worked out.” Oscar also stated Schaefer isn’t getting fired and he wants him to stay, and he doesn’t know how many fighters on his shows are contracted solely with manager Al Haymon and not Golden Boy. He stated he will shake Schaefer’s hand tonight and maybe hug him.

Welterweight Ashley Theophane scored a fourth round TKO over Angino Perez. An accumulation of punches forced referee Kenny Bayless to stop the fight. With the win, Theophane goes to 35-6-1, 11 KOs. Perez falls to 15-5, 13 KOs. (more…)



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham overcomes Sjekloca and hand injury to retain WBO 168lb belt in Berlin

WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (40-4, 28 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #12 rated Nikola Sjekloca (26-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Velodrom in Berlin, Germany. Abraham stalked Sjekloca early and his power usually won the exchanges. However, the champion hurt his right hand midway through the fight and fought mostly with one hand the rest of the way. Sjekloca was unable to exploit Abraham’s injury, just fighting at a leisurely pace and not upping his aggression nearly enough. In the end, Abraham prevailed 116-113, 116-112, 119-110.

In a surprise, former European champion and world title challenger Eduard “Eddy” Gutknecht (25-3-1, 9 KOs) only managed an eight round draw in a tuneup bout with Pablo Sosa (3-3-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 77-75, 76-76, 75-77. (more…)



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Casimero destroys Fuentes; IBF title still vacant

Former IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero, who lost his title on the scale Friday, annihilated Colombian Mauricio Fuentes in the first round of their clash Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Casimero (20-2-1, 12 KOs) dropped the IBF #12 rated Fuentes (16-3, 10 KOs) three times before the carnage was stopped. Time was 2:59. The IBF title remains vacant as only Fuentes was eligible to win it.



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Joe Hanks comeback opponent named

Heavyweight Joe Hanks (21-1, 14 KOs) Los Angeles, CA and Derric Rossy (28-8, 14 KOs) Yonkers, NY, will square off in a bout scheduled for ten rounds in the co-feature on the May 16 ESPN telecast of Delvin Rodriguez vs Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine from Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. Definitely a crossroads fight as Hanks returns following his first career loss against Andy Ruiz 10 months ago, while Rossy is coming off consecutive decision losses to Joey Dawejko and Fres Oquendo. All profits from the Star Boxing/Choko Boxing card will be given to the Starlight Children Foundation.



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana: No shortage of drama and distractions outside the ring

Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya dropped by the home of his former promoter and current business rival Bob Arum on Thursday, but still hasn’t been spotted in Vegas for this week’s Mayweather-Maidana clash co-promoted by Golden Boy and Mayweather Promotions. Meanwhile, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer has been large and in charge at the fight site and making it no secret that the rift between he and Oscar is serious. Oscar’s visit to Arum’s house was purely a social call.

Floyd Mayweather has had his share pre-fight distractions during fight week. In addition to the glove situation reported below and talk of buying the Los Angeles Clippers NBA basketball team, Floyd has been getting into some nasty exchanges with his former girlfriend “Miss Jackson” in interviews and over social media. Showtime’s Jim Gray asked Floyd about the distractions and Floyd responded that he performs better under pressure.



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana glove dispute

Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer discusses the disagreement that erupted Friday night between the Mayweather and Maidana camps over the brand of gloves that will be used in tonight’s PPV clash. Maidana wanted to wear custom blue-colored Everlast MX gloves. The Nevada Commission ruled out the custom gloves, but OK’d the off-the-shelf version of the same model. The Floyd camp is still not happy.



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather-Maidana Preview: Another Floyd masterclass looks likely

By Graham Houston

When there is an upset in boxing there are usually clues — even if well-hidden ones — as to what might happen. A betting favourite might be looking past his opponent, or he might be under-prepared, or over-confident, or struggling to make weight, or perhaps beset by distractions outside the ring. He may be showing signs of slippage. Unfortunately for underdog Marcos Maidana, none of the above applies to Floyd Mayweather Jr., who defends his WBC welterweight title, undefeated record and superstar status against the Argentinean slugger at the MGM Grand tonight; Maidana will be risking his WBA “super world” title and seeking to pull off a life-changing victory.

Try as we might, we cannot find any hint as to how Maidana can pull off a monumental surprise.

It hardly seems possible that Mayweather is 37, but he is, although a young 37 to be sure. He stays in shape in between fights — none of this ballooning in weight with Mayweather. (more…)



May 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Smith KOs Davis, Bey and Cuellar win decisions

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Former world champion Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-6, 12 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Ryan “Dangerous” Davis (24-14-3, 9 KOs) on Friday night at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Smith punished Davis from the outset finally dropping him at 2:59 of round two. Davis, who stepped in for WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara after Lara pulled out to face Canelo Alvarez, lost his fifth straight fight.

Lightweight Mickey “The Spirit” Bey (20-1-1, 10 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Alan “Explosivo” Herrera (32-6, 21 KOs). The quick slickster Bey picked apart Herrera for the first six rounds, but Herrera dropped Bey at the end of round seven. Bey kept his distance for most of round eight, but staggered Herrera late in the round, and then cruised to a 97-92, 98-92, 98-92 win.

WBA interim featherweight titleholder Jesus Cuellar (24-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion (23-4, 12 KOs) Rico Ramos (23-3, 12 KOs). Cuellar dropped Ramos in round one and pressured Ramos the rest of the way. Scores were 116-110, 117-109, 114-112. Cuellar was deducted a point in round eight for a punch behind the head. (more…)



May 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather and Maidana make weight

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Floyd Mayweather Jr 146 vs. Marcos Maidana 146.5
(WBC/WBA welterweight unification)

Amir Khan 147 vs. Luis Collazo 147
Adrien Broner 140 vs. Carlos Molina 138.5
J’Leon Love 168 vs. Marco Antonio Periban 168

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: PPV

More weights…



May 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lopez schools Badillo, “No Money” keeps winning

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Tijuana fight fans have their own version of the Bernard Hopkins and his name is Roberto “Pollito” Lopez (31-25-1, 12KOs). The forty-one-year-old put on a masterful performance last night at the Black Box located on the legendary Revolution Avenue to defeat his junior Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo (21-6, 19KOs) via unanimous decision in the main event of the five-bout fight card presented by Diego “Pelucho” Morales’ PM Promotions. Lopez employed many of the same tactics Hopkins does to impressively dominate the action over a Badillo who was in his first fight in nearly a year. The six rounder was full of energy with the small but enthusiastic crowd bought in as they alternated chants of “Fuerte” and “Pollo”.

Badillo, who challenged for the world title back in 2011, looked befuddled from the opening round at the energy of Lopez as the slightly taller “Pollo” went after him at full speed from the opening bell and trapped him against the ropes. Once there Lopez went to work with multi-punch combinations to the head and body. (more…)



May 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Daniel Ponce De Leon returns June 7

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (45-6, 35 KOs) will face Miguel “Mickey” Roman (45-11, 34 KOs) for the WBC International super featherweight title on June 7 at the Estadio de Beisbol Cuauhtémoc in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chihuahua, Mexico. Ponce de Leon is coming off his wild second round TKO loss to Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez in March. The Promociones del Pueblo card will be televised by Televisa in Mexico and Fox Sports in the U.S.

Also on the card, local super featherweight Abdiel “Mortero” Ramirez (22-1-1, 20 KOs) hopes to avenge his only loss in a rematch against Nicaraguan René “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez (31-6-1, 23 KOs). The undercard features world ranked middleweight Marco “Dorado” Reyes (31-1, 24 KOs) and super featherweight prospect Edgar Monarrez (17-2, 11 KOs) against opponents to be named.



May 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham, Sjekloca make weight

Photo: Michael Romacker

Photo: Michael Romacker


Arthur Abraham 167.8 vs. Nikola Sjekloca 168
(WBO super middleweight world title)

Gogita Gorgiladze 195.8 vs. Noel Gevor 196.7
(WBO Youth cruiserweight belt)

Eduard Gutknecht 176.4 vs. Pablo Sosa 174.8
Burak Sahin 241.4 vs. Jerousek Zoltan 223.8
Dennis Ceylan 125.9 vs. Dzmitri Agafonau 123
Timo Schwarzkopf 140 vs, Anzor Gamgebeli 136

Venue: Berlin Velodrome, Berlin, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event



May 2nd, 2014




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