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Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

Enthusiastic Crowd Heartens New Promoter in Motown

By Lindy Lindell Photos: Bob Ryder The Medium-sized hall in Detroit's Masonic Temple was rocking Saturday night. Billed as the Detroit Brawl by Brooklyn ...

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Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Ocampo-Navarro Full Report

Story and photos by Felipe Leon For the second weekend in a row, Zanfer Promotions and Mexico’s Azteca channel returned to Baja California ...

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Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

Machado, Cotto annihilate foes in one

https://youtu.be/YfHmMvE82qk Photos: Israel Gonzalez/Miguel Cotto Promotions Any hope that the experienced Mexican Jose Araiza might make Alberto "Explosivo" Machado work on Saturday night vanished ...

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IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

IBF #6 Iwasa sinks Filipino Tubieron

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat IBF#6 ex-OPBF bantam ruler, Japanese lefty Ryosuke Iwasa (21-2, 13 KOs), 123.75, decked his second victory on the ...

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Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

Hernandez demolishes Silvestre, Barby victorious

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez WBC #4 light flyweight Juan "Churritos" Hernandez (30-2, 21 KOs) scored a devastating second round TKO over ...

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UFC

Dillashaw preparing for better Barao in Chicago

The first time, TJ Dillashaw fought the perfect fight.

He had the perfect game plan, the perfect execution, even the perfect preparation. Could he have done something better? Possibly, but there was no arguing with the result.

The question is, can he do it again? . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Was El Paso a wake-up call for Carl Frampton?

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal talks about body transformation for boxing pic Southpaw

I’m in “self-rehab,” Manny Pacquiao tells Bob Arum

Former boxer Dingaan Thobela is back in court



July 21st, 2015


Boxing News

#1 Magdaleno headlines Aug 1 in Frisco, Texas

World rated and undefeated contenders Jessie Magdaleno of Las Vegas and Casey Ramos of Austin, Texas, will headline a Top Rank doubleheader at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas (28 miles north of Dallas) on Saturday, August 1. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement. The fight card will be on Top Rank’s Solo Boxeo Tecate boxing series on the UniMas network. First bell for the 7 bout card is 7:00 pm.

The #1 world ranked Magdaleno, 21-0, 15 KOs, will take on Rey Perez, 19-6, 4 KOs, of the Philippines in a 10 round super bantamweight bout. Ramos, 19-0, 5 KOs, faces Daniel Evangelista, Jr. of Mexico City. Evangelista Jr. has a record of 17-5-1, 13 KOs. The super featherweight bout is scheduled for eight rounds. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes: Ward tells GGG “Let’s make it happen”

By Karl Freitag

Middleweight Peter Quillin will headline a Sunday, September 6 CBS telecast. Opponent is TBA. This is the week before the NFL kicks off the 2015 season.

A TV audience of 3.61 million tuned into Saturday’s Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz fight on SAT.1 in Germany.

An official announcement on November’s Cotto vs. Canelo PPV clash could come as soon as this week.

19-year-old Vincent Feigenbutz, who won the WBA “interim” super middleweight title on Saturday against a questionable opponent is expected to face WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov later this year.

Meanwhile WBA “super” super middleweight champion Andre Ward dropped by ESPN studios earlier today and said he’s currently weighing “about 180.” No current fight is scheduled, but the champ talked about a potential big fight with Gennady Golovkin.

“Andre Ward is available and we can make it happen….they want Golovkin to smile and wave and be the pretty boy and the promoters do the tough talk. If I respond, then I’m the villain…if GGG wants to fight, come from behind the promoter, come from behind the trainer, tell them to call HBO. I’ve already done this before the show because I knew you guys were going to ask me this, and let’s make it happen!”



July 20th, 2015


Boxing News

Mundine camp responds to Andrade

The Team of Anthony “The Man” Mundine has denied that Mundine has reneged on an agreement to challenge WBO jr middleweight champ Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) next month in Australia.

We have never said we have accepted the terms given to us by Andrade’s team.

Team Andrade may have accepted the terms of Mundine’s promoter to fight in Melbourne Australia, but the terms given to Mundine by Andrade’s promoter have not been agreed. We are unsure what Team Andrade want to achieve from their claims, however, we are disappointed their one-sided portrayal of the situation has positioned Anthony in the wrong way. We have given some time for Team Andrade to clarify the media statement as we feel a professional approach in our negotiations is always preferred. Especially when they were in progress.

According to the Mundine camp’s statement, the Andrade camp wants to lock “The Man” into options for three fights with “below average financial benefit” to fight Andrade for the WBO belt. Mundine wants a fight-by-fight deal.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Koasicha vs. Avila on Telemundo Friday

Boxeo Telemundo Ford and All Star Boxing’s summer series will continue with its second show on Friday from the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City, Mexico. The main event will be another Mexican “Civil War” when WBC #10, WBO #15 featherweight contender Romulo Koasicha (24-4-1, 14 KOs) of San Luis Potosi will face Guillermo “Borrego” Avila (15-3, 9 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds for the vacant Mexican featherweight title.

Doors open 7:30 PM, First bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise in the US starting at 11:35 PM. Claro Sports televises in Mexico and Latin America. Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc is presenting the show in association with Producciones Deportivas. Blackberry Auditorium is located at Avenida Insurgentes Sur 453, Esq. Tlaxcala, Colonia Condesa, Mexico DF, MX. Tel: 55 64 12 94. For tickets www.ticketmaster.com.mx



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

TMZ: Floyd Mayweather vs. Andre Berto is on

There has been NO official announcement yet, but here is what TMZ is reporting:

It’s on … Floyd Mayweather is officially set to square off with Andre Berto in September … TMZ Sports has confirmed. The two have been in talks for weeks … but now we’re told from both camps that it’s a done deal and the two will fight in Vegas on September 12th. We spoke with Berto who tells us, “It’s a pleasure and honor to be in this position and I’m looking forward to capitalizing on every moment of it.” As we previously reported, there’s some bad blood between the two — with Berto claiming Mayweather had been crank calling his phone … and he believes it was all over a woman.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

More on Clarkson-Odom

Gregory Sirb, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, has weighed in on the controversy in last Friday’s Showtime-televised bout between Jerry Odom and Samuel Clarkson after the Odom camp issued a statement on Monday.

The weight for the bout was 169 (max) – Odom was 168.3 and Clarkson was 172.2. A meeting was held with the Odom camp and they agreed to let the bout go on and accepted a $1,600 fine from Clarkson. Both camps initial the revised contract stating that the weights were OK.

The next day Clarkson was mandated to re-weigh at no more than (10lbs) which was 182.2 – he came in at 181.7 – Odom was NOT subject to the 2nd day weigh-in.

The Odom camp was fully aware that Clarkson was over-weight and they accepted the bout while accepting the fine. YOU CANNOT CRY FOUL after the FACT – Odom could have easily cancelled the bout and he would have been paid his full purse – HE choose to accept the bout (and the fine) – if you accept the bout you MUST also accept the RESULTS of the bout.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua, Cornish face off

Photo: Frank Coppi

Photo: Frank Coppi


Heavyweights Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) and Gary Cornish (21-0, 12 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time ahead of their clash for the vacant Commonwealth title at The O2 in London on Saturday September 12.

Anthony Joshua: “There’s no turning back now. I thought I would need three years to learn and make mistakes, so I am ahead of schedule. Gary won’t just talk a good game like Kevin Johnson, he’s undefeated and will bring it on the night because he’s got confidence of an unbeaten fighter and he’ll bring the best out of me and I’ll do the same for him. The date has given me a chance to recover my body from May 30 and have a nice long camp for September 12, so I expect to be at my explosive best on the night. Gary brings the Scottish crowd who are unbelievable and I hope they travel down as it’s going to be a great night.”

Gary Cornish: “I’m very hungry for this fight. We’ve both beaten what has been put in front of us, no more, no less. My KO record is building because I’ve found my power now and I know I will cause him more problems than everyone else he’s boxed, combined. We’re a step-up in class for each other, I know that I am the underdog but I would not be here if I didn’t believe I could beat him and beat him convincingly. If I wanted to fight him for the money, I would wait until next year when I would be 26-0 and the fight might be for more than one belt – I am ready now and I’ll prove it on September 12.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Glowacki’s trainer: I’m convinced that my fighter will beat Huck

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Fiodor Lapin, long time coach of former IBF/WBC cruiser champion “Diablo” Włodarczyk and former trainer of promising heavyweight Artur Szpilka, will be in the corner of undefeated Krzysztof Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs), when his fighter faces current WBO champ Marco Huck (38-2, 26 KOs). Huck-Glowacki for the WBO title will happen as co-main event (Cunningham-Tarver will be other televised bout) on the August 14 Premier Boxing Champions on Spike telecast at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

“I always believed that Głowacki (nickname: Head) will be a special fighter. Of course Huck is a very experienced, strong, even feared fighter, but when you don’t fight his style, he looks very uncomfortable in the ring,” said Lapin. “Lebedev’s fight vs. Huck was a blueprint how to fight Marco. He beat him, but in Germany to get a win it’s not enough to be just better and Denis left the arena as a defeated fighter. Glowacki is a very strong hitting southpaw. We believe in his skills 100 percent. I’m convinced that on August 14 my fighter will beat Huck.”



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Odom camp cries foul after KO loss

On this past Friday night’s Showtime-televised card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KOs) was stopped in three rounds by Samuel Clarkson (15-3, 9 KOs) in what was supposed to be a fight contested in the super middleweight division. Odom of Washington, DC did his part to meet his contractual obligation and made the 168 pound contracted weight. Clarkson checked in over 4 pounds higher at 172.8. At the morning- after weigh in, Clarkson was only supposed to be 10 pounds over the contracted weight and could not come in over 180 but once again was overweight at 184.6 pounds. Odom was 173 pounds. When they stepped on the unofficial scale just a few hours before the fight, Odom was 175.8 while Clarkson was 189.7.

Odom’s promoter GH3 Promotions President Vito Melnicki stated “I should have cut the fight at the weigh-in, but I let my fighter make the final decision and Jerry wanted to fight. I thought about it but wanted to give Jerry the opportunity to showcase that he is one of the best super middleweights out there. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford hits NYC for “Southpaw”

BWAA Fighter of the Year and ESPY nominated world champion Terence Crawford of Omaha is in New York City for the “Southpaw” movie premiere on Monday evening. The event will be held at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 Theatre between West 67th and 68th Streets. Crawford will be on the Red Carpet at 6:30 pm tonight. The movie premiere begins 7:30 pm.



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Leo Santa Cruz: A win over Mares will get me to the next level

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Craig Bennett

Undefeated two-division world champion Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (30-0-1, 17 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by way of Huetamo, Michoacan, Mexico is set to take on former three-division world champion Abner Mares (29-1-1, 15 KOs) of Hawaiian Gardens, California by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, on Mares Saturday August 29 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN main event. “I am happy this fight got made we were getting the support from the fans that they really wanted this fight. A lot of people are happy. If they are happy, I’m happy. I want to show them I am not scared of anybody and I am willing to fight the best,” Leo Santa Cruz told Fightnews.com “This is the fight that takes us to the next level. Whoever wins this fight is going on top.”

We caught up with Leo Santa Cruz at the Who’s Next Boxing Academy in Industry, California. “We always come well prepared for every fight. This is the most important fight of my career. I am training and I have to train like if we want to get to the top,” Santa Cruz said. “I am training really hard so come fight night we will go out there and win.” (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Katsidis ready to return to the ring

Former world champion Michael Katsidis has made the decision to resume his boxing career. He will be trained under the team of Brendon Smith and Steven Spark and be based out of Smithy’s TGW Gym in Toowoomba, Australia. “I honestly feel re-born,” Katsidis said. “I can’t wait to hear the ring announcer once again say those words I love hearing ‘from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia, trained by Brendon Smith and Steven Spark out of Smithy’s TGW Gym’.”

The million dollar question – when, where and who will Michael Katsidis fight? “Good question,” Katsidis says with a laugh. “I don’t care, I would love it to be in Toowoomba, because as my mate Jack Asis would say ‘this is my home town’, I’ll leave that in the hands of the man who’s always looked out for my best interests – Brendon Smith,” Katsidis said.

An announcement on Michael Katsidis’ next bout is expected within a month.



July 20th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Chicago: Road to the Octagon

Go inside the training camps of UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and No. 1 contender Renan Barao ahead of their epic rematch at Fight Night Chicago free on FOX on July 25 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Chatman-Biosse Photo Gallery

Photos: Emily Harney/Emilyharney.com

The most familiar out-of-town face in Rhode Island won for the fourth time at Twin River Casino Friday as Jersey City N.J. vet Chris Chatman defeated hometown favorite Vladine Biosse by unanimous decision in the main event of CES Boxing’s “Rhode To Redemption” card. More



July 20th, 2015

Full Report

Full Report from Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA

Kurt Wolfheimer at Ringside

Friday night at the Sand Casino in Bethlehem, PA, GH3 Promotions and King’s Promotions in association with Greg Cohen Promotions and Main Events, put on an exciting nine bout card that included a nationally televised ShoBox: The New Generation quadruple header. In the main event of the evening, Antoine Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular third round TKO over previously unbeaten Istvan Szili (18-1-2, 8 KOs) to capture the vacant IBO Inter-continental middleweight championship. Also victorious on the ShoBox quadruple header were Arif Magomedov, Adam Lopez and Samuel Clarkson. (more…)



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton wouldn’t “last six rounds” with Scott Quigg

Frampton considering a weight move after last victory

Anthony Crolla promised second world title shot after controversial draw

Sergey Kovalev and the rise of Eastern European boxers

The Pacquiaos share biblical verses on sustaining marriages

 



July 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Tenkai to challenge IBF female 118lb champ Rodriguez in Chile

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Claudio Pardo

More aggressive and adventurous than Japanese boys in fighting abroad are our female boxers, of course, due to economic reasons that the former is much more popular and money-making than the latter. Our prominent world titlists and/or bright prospects (male) are duly protected by our promoters/managers, televisions and aficionados as well, but our girls are obliged to go and fight abroad whenever and wherever there should be opportunities to acquire world championships.

A cute Japanese girl, Tsunami Tenkai (21-10, 10 KOs), ex-WBA super-fly champ, will have an ambitious shot at the IBF bantamweight belt against Carolina Rodriguez (14-0, 1 KO) in the titleholder’s home turf, Santiago de Chile, on August 22. (more…)



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Motor City Results

Ringside report and photos by Bob Ryder

Promoter Eddie Jaafar presented a rare outdoor club show Saturday night at the Warren Valley Golf Course in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn Heights with Carlos Llinas making the matches. Despite several contests dropping out and threatening weather all night, the card went on with seven matches being completed before the storms rolled in cancelling one of the co-main events that was to feature Demetrius Banks vs Karinn Davis.

In the other main event, Detroit’s Mike Portillo advanced to (6-0, 2 KO’s) with a unanimous four round decision over Milwaukee’s Antoine Elerson (2-13, 2 KO’s) in a welterweight scrap. Scores were 40-36 and 39-37 x 2. Easily the best fight of the night, this one featured sustained action throughout. Portillo was the aggressor, constantly pushing forward and throwing punches, leaving himself open for Elerson to land an occasional sharp counter. With Portillo and Elerson exchanging at the final bell, the rain started to fall and lightning appeared on the horizon. Scorecards were added up faster than usual for this one! (more…)



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Garcia-Rios Upsets Johns; Fox Brothers Victorious In DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A main event upset highlighted the Keystone Boxing card at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC Saturday on an evening where most of the prospects from the Washington, DC area performed very well.

Previously undefeated Fort Washington, MD super featherweight “Monster” Marq Johns lost a six-round unanimous decision to Karl Garcia-Rios of Bayamon, Puerto Rico in the main event. Johns, a native of Philadelphia, PA, got off to a good start dropping Garcia-Rios with a sneaky close right hand in the first round. However, Garcia-Rios recovered quickly and took control of the contest in rounds two and three by increasing the pressure on Johns.

By the fifth round, Garcia-Rios was in complete control of the bout and dropped Johns with a left hand in the fifth round. Garcia-Rios went on to the win via scores of 58-54 (twice) and 57-55. The loss was Johns’s first in his pro career and his record is now 6-1-1, five KO’s. Garcia-Rios’s record evens at 5-5-1, one KO. (more…)



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddie Hearn determined to get ‘devastated’ Anthony Crolla immediate rematch with Darleys Perez

By James Slater

Most people are in agreement: Manchester’s Anthony Crolla, 29-4-3(11) seemed to have done enough to have taken the WBA interim lightweight title last night. Crolla – having his first fight back following a brutal and potentially career ending head injury he suffered during an assault – and his army of fans felt he had done enough to defeat Colombia’s Darleys Perez. Perez, 32-1-1(20) was docked two points for low blows in the last two rounds, and this seemed to make a Crolla win a sure thing. Instead, Perez retained his belt with a controversial 12-round draw.

Crolla’s promoter Eddie Hearn has told The Manchester Evening News he is determined to get his fighter an immediate rematch.

“I’ve sent an e-mail petitioning for an immediate rematch, if not I’ll pay him [Perez] to come over because I know I cam fill this arena (The M.E.N) with Crolla.” (more…)



July 19th, 2015

UFC

Cormier-Gustafsson Heads to Houston

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will make the first defense of his title on Saturday, October 3, as he battles number two-ranked contender Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson in the main event of UFC 192 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. Press Conference Quotes

Report and photo: David Finger

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (On working with trainer Robert Garcia): “With Robert I am learning to box more and I focused more on sparring this camp, which benefitted me greatly.”

“I feel I can still make 168. I’m a force at 168.”

“He’s having me throw the jab more and set up my punches and throw more combinations. When I threw the jab it hurt my hand. It was difficult to throw as many jabs as I would have liked.”

“Reyes was able to withstand the punches because I hurt my hand.”

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July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez Jr: If I hadn’t hurt my hand I would have knocked him out

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “I won. This is big for me and Robert (Garcia). I can do it better, but I won and that is the important thing. I’m going to fight at 168 pounds. Little by little, I’m going to get down in weight. We know we’re doing much better work in the gym.

“In the third round I hurt my left hand. I think it’s broken, I don’t know. I’ll see the doctor. With all respect to Reyes, if I hadn’t hurt my hand I would have knocked him out. I connected on the best punches to the chin and the body. I hurt him, but I couldn’t finish him because I hurt my hand. He threw a lot of punches but missed a lot. He never hurt me. I felt I hurt him every time I landed.”

Marcos Reyes: “I feel I won the fight. I showed him how I box. I made the weight at 168 and he didn’t make weight. He’s like a light heavyweight fighting a middleweight. I was against all odds – the referee, the weight, everything. I think I won the fight. It’s OK – I did my best.”



July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez returns with victory over Reyes

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

Just three months after his loss to Andrzej Fonfara, Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) got back into the win column with a ten round unanimous decision over Marco Reyes (33-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Chavez landed some big shots on the much smaller Reyes in round two. Junior continued to stalk Reyes, overpowering Reyes in exchanges although Reyes was busier. Reyes was deducted a point for a headbutt in round nine which cut Chavez over the left eye. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 96-93.

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July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Kogawa regains Japanese 112lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

Two-time world challenger, light but busy-punching Japanese Takuya Kogawa (24-4, 13 KOs), 111.5, regained the national flyweight belt as he displayed his trade-mark Slapsie Rosenbloom style, whipping Hiroki Saito (9-5, 5 KOs), 112, with whirlwind rallies and withstanding the final crisis to win a unanimous verdict (98-92 twice and 97-93) over ten fast rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan.

Kogawa, who has a bad habit of occasionally punching in haste with his gloves open, forfeited his Japanese title to Suguru Muranaka via split duke in December 2013, but Muranaya lost his belt on the scale in his last defense-to-be with Tetsuma Hayashi this April, though winning the game on points. Kogawa acquired the vacant throne by overcoming Saito’s opening attack and finding his range and rhythm to steadily pile up points thereafter. Saito, with an amateur career of some sixty contests, sustained a laceration over the left eyebrow caused by a legal shot midway in round four, which became a nuisance in later rounds. It looked like an easy triumph for Kogawa, who, however, absorbed Saito’s good shot to have his knees buckled in the tenth and final session. Kogawa, though widely leading on points, had a very narrow escape as he desperately grabbed the game but stiff opponent to barely last the round. The final round was a pepper to the previously monotonous and tedious game to have the yawning crowd alarmed at the sight of the almost come-from-behind finish.
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July 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Arroyo wins IBF superfly belt, Imam KOs Angulo

By David Finger at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime

In a clash of unbeaten 115-pounders, 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (17-0, 8 KOs) won a ten round technical decision over Filipino Arthur Villanueva (27-1, 14 KOs) to claim the vacant IBF junior bantamweight world title on Saturday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. It was a close, tactical fight. Villanueva was deducted a point by referee Rafael Ramos in round six for coming in with his head. He was also cut over the right eye by a different head clash in the same round. The bout was stopped due to the cut in round ten and the bout went to the scorecards. Scores were 97-92, 98-91, 98-91.

Undefeated 140-pound contender Amir “Young Master” Imam (18-0, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round KO over former world title challenger Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo (29-10, 16 KOs) in a WBC world title eliminator. A crushing right hand behind the ear laid out Angulo face first. Time was :56. After the fight, Imam’s promoter Don King called for a fight between Imam and Floyd Mayweather.

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July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA orders Perez-Crolla Review

WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has ordered an official scoring review of Saturday’s championship fight in Manchester, England between WBA “regular” lightweight champion Darleys Perez and Anthony Crolla. The Pod Index will conduct the review on behalf of the WBA and will utilize ten judges—five judges will score it using the full point system and five will have the option to use half points. The results of the review will be published as soon as they are available.



July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Andrade says Mundine reneged on fight deal

Undefeated WBO jr middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0, 14 KOs) says Anthony “The Man” Mundine (47-7, 27 KOs) has reneged on an agreement to challenge Andrade next month in his native Australia. “We agreed to terms with Mundine’s promoter but have heard nothing back since then,” the 27-year-old Andrade said. “Mundine calls out (Floyd) Mayweather but he won’t take a legitimate WBO World title fight at 154 pounds in his own country? Same old story, I guess. Everybody wants something until they have a chance to really get it.”

“Anthony Mundine’s team had one of those careful-what-you-wish-for moments,” added Andrade’s manager Ed Farris, “in which Demetrius accepted all of their requested terms, including Demetrius putting up his WBO belt to fight Mundine on his own home turf. After previously agreeing to fight Andrade, Mundine’s team has now had a change of heart, and they apparently are looking to fight a lesser opponent.” (more…)



July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez-Reyes Undercard Results

By David Finger

In the final non-televised fight before the showtime broadcast began, undefeated lightweight Rickey Edwards won a uneventful six round decision over veteran Joaquin Chavez. Although Chavez had a terrible record of 9-16-3, 2 KOs he was a fighter without fear and a solid chin (he had never been stopped in his career). But the real advantage and jab of Edwards kept Chavez at bay during the early rounds when the journeyman tried to find the chin of Edwards. All three judges scored the fight 59-55 for Edwards, who improved to 7-0, 2 KOs.

Super lightweight Luis Bello won a four round majority decision over Farkhad Sharipov. Scores were 39-37 for Bello (twice) and 38-38.

Undefeated Darwin Price destroyed Philadelphia journeyman Evincii Dixon in the opening round. Price showed Dixon no respect as he swung for the fences from the opening bell. Dixon was hurt early and trapped in the corner where Price pounded him mercilessly before referee Rocky Burke waved the fight off at 1:57 of the first. Price improves to 8-0, 5 KOs. Dixon drops to 5-8-1, 2 KOs. (more…)



July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Frampton, Gonzalez post fight quotes

Carl Frampton: “I didn’t feel great in the first round. I got up from two flash knockdowns though and recovered well. The kid could punch very well,” said Frampton. “The ring canvas was very soft. I couldn’t get up on my toes and that’s my best attribute. I got up and showed courage. I came back and won most of the rounds and gave excitement. I wanted to win by knockout. It didn’t happen. I’m disappointed, but I’ll re-evaluate and move on; onwards and upwards. He hit me low so many times, but you’ve got to deal with that and carry on and that’s what I did.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Jr: “I definitely won the fight, I was much more effective,” said Gonzalez. “I want a rematch and I’m happy to do it in his hometown. I’ll take whatever fights are best for me either at 118 or 122. The ref overreacted to the low blows, I was just doing my body work,” Gonzalez continued. “I’m not a dirty fighter, I play by the rules and this was disappointing. He’s a good fighter but I’m the best he’s ever faced.”



July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg mauls Martinez, Perez barely retains belt

Photos: Scott J. Raven

WBA “regular” lightweight champion Darleys Perez (33-1, 20 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round draw against Anthony Crolla (29-5-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. It seemed to be going Crolla’s way when Perez was deducted points for low blows by referee Howard Foster in rounds eleven and twelve. However scores were 114-113 Perez, 116-111 Crolla and 113-113.

WBA “regular” super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (31-0-2, 23 KOs) scored an explosive second round TKO over former champion Kiko Martinez (32-6, 24 KOs). Quigg dropped Martinez twice in round two and the bout was waved off.

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July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Arreola, Kassi post fight quotes

Chris Arreola: “It was a good decision. It was just a tough fight. Fred came to fight and he’s a survivor. He held right, he moved right. He came here with a good strategy and he got a draw out of it.

“Personally, I don’t think so (did enough to earn a fight with Deontay Wilder). But I know if I get Deontay I’d be in much better shape and a lot better prepared. Not that I wasn’t prepared for Kassi, but he came here with a good fight and was prepared.”

Fred Kassi: “No, I’m not happy with it (the decision). I feel like I won the fight. I won every round pretty much. I made him miss. I showed today I was the better fighter. I don’t take anything away from Chris, I’ve been a fan of him for many years. I just want to show the world what I can do.”



July 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Quigg Quotes from Manchester, UK

WBA “regular” super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg: “In the first round I tested his power and I knew he would gain a bit of confidence. In the second it set it up for the shot we had been working for. And it was a peach of an uppercut. I looked a bit wild, but kept as calm as possible and finished him. The first round was how we knew it would be. He was very nervous, so he was sharp and on edge, and I had to see what he was doing. But I got my range and we knew he would come out quicker in the second and knew he would walk on to my shot. I was expecting 12 tortuous rounds. This is my life and I was welling up in the ring because hopefully now I will get some credit. This is everything I’ve worked for as a kid.”



July 18th, 2015




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