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By Travis Landon
Sacramento super middleweight prospect Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (9-0, 8 KOs) remained undefeated by defeating the usually durable Victor Villereal (8-5-2, 4 KOs) by TKO in the fourth round on Friday night at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. Gonzales worked behind a sharp jab and floored Villereal in the first round. Gonzales was cut by an accidental headbutt in the second round, however continued throwing sharp combinations. In the fourth round Gonzales floored Villereal again, then in the final minute of the round hurt Villereal against the ropes and the referee stopped the fight at 2:55.
Local favorite Derek Hinkey (8-2, 7 KOs) dropped a six round split decision to 20-year-old Paul Mendez (3-1, 0 KOs), the scores were 57-56, 58-56 for Mendez and 57-56 for Hinkey in what was the fight of the night.
By Kurt Wolfheimer and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
On a frigid Friday night on December 11th in Westminster, Maryland, over two thousand fans braved the sub freezing temperatures outside to enter the Agricultural Center and root their local USBO light heavyweight champion Mark “TNT” Tucker onto a potential victory against George “El Gallo” Armenta in the ten round main event of the evening. There were a few tense moments in this grueling bout, but in the end Tucker (13-0, 7 KOs) was able to box his way to a very close unanimous decision victory over Armenta (13-5, 11 KOs) by scores of 96-94 x 2 and 98-92 respectively to retain the USBO light heavyweight title. In the co-feature of the evening, Jamar “Da Truth” Freeman of Eldersburg, Maryland settled a local super middleweight trilogy with a one sided six round unanimous decision victory over Silver Springs, Maryland’s Omar Sims by scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world champion Ricky Hatton was interviewed on the Fenech Fight Night Foxtel televised boxing promotion at the Roundhouse – University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia. “The manner in which I ended my defeat (to Pacquiao) is not really the way I would like to bow out,” Hatton said. “I’d like to bow out like Kostya did in an absolute war of a fight, a wonderful fight with great sportsmanship. I would be surprised if Kostya made a comeback. He is around the 40 mark now and he doesn’t need to (come back). (more…)
Most New Year’s resolutions fall by the wayside as soon as they’re uttered or put to paper. Then again, Diego Sanchezhas never been one to follow the pack – in or out of the Octagon – so when he decided what 2009 had in store for him, he had every intention of making each goal a reality. And no, it wasn’t something as trivial as losing weight or learning how to balance his checkbook . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Promoter Yvon Michel called it one of the most courageous efforts he had seen in boxing. Sitting next to Jean Pascal who had both shoulders taped and slung up as beneath his robe, still in discomfort from the evenings proceedings “It was a tough fight, Adrian gave me a good fight; he’s a tough boxer and a tough fighter and a big puncher, but I’m a champion and I wanted to finish as a champion that’s why I gave it my all.” Pascal’s corner was forced to pop the fighter’s right shoulder back into place a total of three times, operating like an F-1 pit crew getting all the mechanics into place before he hit the canvas at break-neck speed. (more…)
By David Robinett
Before his scheduled 10-round heavyweight fight Friday night against young up-and-comer Nagy Aguilera, 40-year old Oleg Maskaev acknowledged the possibility that the next fight could be his last as he continued to press forward through the twilight of a 16-year professional boxing career. “I will see in the ring if I’m going to get hurt,” explained Maskaev. “If I’m not going to be able to do what I used to do, if I’m going to lose every time then it means Oleg has to retire.” Those words may turn out to be prophetic as Maskaev, with his family watching at ringside, suffered a shocking technical knockout at 1:54 of the first round at the hands of Aguilera at the Memorial Auditorium in Sacramento, California. (more…)
Do you notice something as BJ Penn approaches the third defense of his lightweight championship this Saturday in Memphis against Diego Sanchez? It’s the sound of silence, of peace . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Bruised and swollen, Adrian Diaconu had little to say after his loss to Jean Pascal, other than he thought he had won the fight. Diaconu spat out his mouthpiece and ran across the ring with his arm raised as the fight ended, only to have the scorecards tell another story. American judges Richard Flaherty and Julie Lederman both saw Pascal winning the fight by scores of 118-110 and 117-111 while Claude Paquette of Montreal thought the same and ruled 117-111 for Pascal.
“My feeling is that in my soul, I did not lose this fight,” said Diaconu afterwards, still trying to piece together what happened. “My feeling is that I won about eight rounds, something like that. I won this fight, to me there’s something fishy, I really don’t want to talk about it. I’ve boxed for twenty years and this is my feeling.” (more…)
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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world champion Ricky Hatton was special guest at the Foxtel Televised Fenech Fight Night Grange Gym promotion at the Roundhouse at University of NSW, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday which featured leading Australian super middleweight Peter Mitrevski Jnr (21-6-1, 10 KOs) scoring an impressive four round stoppage of Opeti Tagi (13-5, 6 KOs) of Fiji. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Dejan Zaveck from Slovenia stopped champion Isaac Hlatshwayo in the third round to win the IBF welterweight belt in sensational style at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night. Hlatshwayo (66.24 kg) who was making his first defence was stunned with a short left-right combination by the stocky Zaveck (66.46 kg) early in the first round and never really got back into the fight. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
In a blatant hometown decision South Africa’s Nkqubela Gwazela beat Nick Otieno from Kenya on a ten round majority points decision in a bantamweight contest at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Judges Simphiwe Mibini and Allen Matakane scored it 96-95 and 97-95 for Gwazela and judge Andile Matike had it 96-96. (more…)
By Francisco Salazar
On the night that Victor Ortiz lost to hard-hitting Marcos Maidana, fight fans and boxing insiders claimed that Ortiz was not the same fighter as they had seen in previous fights. Gone was the aggressive, action fighter with the killer instinct to put fighters away, like he had done against Jeffrey Resto and Mike Arnaoutis. Instead, in the ring on that warm June night at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles was a fighter who was not sure where he was after getting knocked down twice in that 12 round bout. (more…)
By David Robinett at ringside
Young Dominican heavyweight Nagy Aguilera may have ended the career of former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev, (36-7, 27 KOs), scoring a first-round stoppage before Maskaev could even land a punch. Aguilera, (15-2, 10 KOs), dropped Maskaev early with a flurry of unanswered punches, then finished off a wobbly Maskaev with a big left hook that crumpled the Russian into the corner and forced referee Lou Moret to call it off at 1:54 of round one. The loss will certainly torpedo the WBC #2 Maskaev’s already planned world title eliminator against Ray Austin. (more…)
By Dave Spencer at ringside
In a local rematch of global proportions, Jean Pascal (26-1) retained his WBC light-heavyweight with a unanimous 118-110, 117-111, 117-111 decision over fellow Montrealer Adrian Diaconu (25-2) at the Bell Centre in Montreal before a crowd of 8,802 fans. This is the second defense for Pascal who utilized his speed and ring movement and bravely fought the last two rounds with one arm as he returned to his corner after the tenth round grimacing in pain with a separated shoulder. In fact his corner was forced to pop the shoulder back into place a total of three times on the night, the first time coming at the end of the third round. (more…)
Diary entry Friday, Dec. 11
“It’s one day before the fight and every thing is lining up exactly the way that I thought it would. The Klitschko brothers are up to their old tricks. Over the last few days, I’ve done a lot of media and at each event one of the Klitschko brothers has tried to get under my skin.
“At the open public workout on Thursday, I stole the show. I had a mob of people asking me for autographs and pictures everywhere I went and I spent hours and hours greeting fans. I think that made Vitali a little angry so when it was time for me to work out, he spent most of his time taunting me and trying to get me to take the bait. (more…)
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On Saturday night January 30th, Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack will take a big step towards realizing his dream in becoming world champion as he battles former World Light Heavyweight champion Glen Johnson in an IBF Light Heavyweight eliminator at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The bout will be part of the big Shane Mosley – Andre Berto Welterweight unification card. (more…)
By Jose E. Santiago
Winston Mathis 142 vs Andre Baker 142
Leshaun Blair 119 vs David Orosco 121
Clay Harvison 166 vs Valdez Eason 163
Cale Yarbrough 194 vs Anthony Mitchell 195
Matt Callahan 165 vs Khalif Ali (TBA)
Louis Franco 130 vs Shante Flemming 131
John Trigg 133 vs Jamar Saunders 132
Erix Quinteros 154 vs Timothy Hall 156
Venue: Center Stage Arena in Downtown Atlanta.
Promoter: Shea Bailey Promotions Inc. and KO Kings Productions
For Tickets: www.centerstage-atlanta.com $29,$39,$49,$59
Juan Diaz 138.4 vs. Paulie Malignaggi 138.6
(NABO junior welterweight title)
Victor Ortiz 144 vs. Antonio Diaz 144
Erislandy Lara 15.5 vs. Luciano Perez 155.5
Argenis Mendez 130 vs. Morris Chule 129.5
Jimmy Herrera 146 vs. Gustavo Palacios 148
Hylon Williams 137 vs. Humberto Tapia 137
Randall Bailey 148 vs. Germaine Sanders 146.5
Jermell Charlo 146.5 vs. Abdon Lozano 146.5
Ronald Hearns 154 vs. Shadrack Kipruto 154.5
Omar Figueroa 138.5 vs. Anthony Woods 137.5
Dominick Guinn 239 vs. Charles Davis 214
Darlington Agha 239 vs. Terry Adams 208
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: Golden Boy
A packed house attended Friday’s weigh in at the Agua Caliente Casino • Resort • Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Lamont Peterson, who tipped the scales at 139 pounds, is looking to earn his first world title when he challenges Bradley for his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Junior Welterweight crown tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 12 LIVE on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). Bradley weighed in at 138 pounds in front of a mostly pro-Bradley crowd, just minutes from where the champ grew up. For more details and photos click here…
From FedEX Forum in Memphis, Tenn. for Saturday night’s UFC 107:
B.J. Penn 155 vs. Diego Sanchez 154.5
(UFC lightweight title)
Cheick Kongo 239 vs. Frank Mir 264.5
Kenny Florian 156 vs. Clay Guida 156
Paul Buentello 255 vs. Stefan Struve 247
Jon Fitch 171 vs. Mike Pierce 171
Alan Belcher 195 vs. Wilson Gouveia 193
Shane Nelson 156 vs. Matt Wiman 156
Ricardo Funch 171 vs. Johny Hendricks 171
Lucio Linhares 185 vs. Rousimar Palhares 186
Edgar Garcia 171 vs. DaMarques Johnson 171
Kevin Burns 171 vs. T.J. Grant 171
Statement: Promoter Lou DiBella on Jermain Taylor
“I have just been informed though numerous press reports that Jermain Taylor has elected to continue his participation in The Super Six: World Boxing Classic tournament, and will face Andre Ward in April. It is with a heavy heart, but strong conviction, that I will recuse myself and DiBella Entertainment as Jermain’s promoter.
“Jermain’s career has been outstanding, and it has been a pleasure and honor to promote him. His victories against Bernard Hopkins remain the highlights of my career as a promoter. Jermain is not only a great fighter, but a good and decent man with a wonderful family. It is out of genuine concern for him and his family that I am compelled to make this decision. (more…)
Almost two weeks after he succesfully defended the WBA Super Lightweight Interim title for the first time with a TKO win in three rounds over Panama’s William González, Argentina’s Marcos Maidana is ready to for his next challenge. And that could be Amir Khan. “I watched Khan’s victory over Dimitri Salita. It was a good performance, quite impressing. But I did my part by beating González, so now we are both ready to unify the WBA crown and determine who the real champions is,” enthused Maidana. (more…)
By Alexey Sukachev
British super flyweight champion Lee Haskins (20-2, 10 KOs) added the Commonwealth belt at the same weight class with a close foul-filled win over previously undefeated CW champion Don Broadhurst (11-1, 3 KOs) moments ago at Newport Leisure Centre in Newport, Wales. The fight was far from being a pretty, fan-friendly contest with both boxers using some dirty tactics. Adding more frustration around was an awkward Haskins’ stance and his Darchinyan-like style of boxing with only a light artillery to support it. Nevertheless, former amateur standout Broadhurst was never able to get on track and was beaten to the punch in later rounds by the national titlist. Scores were 117-113 and 116-113 (twice) – all in favor of Lee Haskins.
Also, young heavyweight kayo artist David Price (4-0, 3 KOs) has finished off Latvian Dmitrijs Basovs (3-3) with a single right uppercut in the first round. Basovs countryman Andrejs Tolstihs (3-17-1, 3 KOs) was down three times before his one-sided drubbing, induced by Tony Jeffries (5-0, 4 KOs) was stopped at 2:17 of the initial round. In another notable fight, Martin Power (21-5, 9 KOs) stopped Matthew Edmonds (10-4, 2 KOs) in five rounds of action.
Timothy Bradley 138 vs Lamont Peterson 139
(WBO jr welterweight championship)
Vic Darchinyan 114.5 vs Tomas Rojas 113.5
(WBC/WBA super flyweight championship)
Venue: Agua Caliente Casino, Rancho Mirage, CA
Promoter: Gary Shaw
Click here for more photos…
By Ron Jackson
#13 ranked contender Jan Zaveck dethroned IBF welterweight champion Isaac Hlatshwayo via third round TKO at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa on Friday night. Haltshwayo was down once in the second and Zaveck finished him off in the third. Full report to come…
By Francisco Salazar
Timothy Bradley knows all about what Lamont Peterson is going through. Going into a fighter’s hometown and attempting to wrestle a world title away from the champion in front of a hostile crowd. However, Bradley will make sure that Peterson does not emulate what he did to Junior Witter and walk out of the arena with his world title. Bradley will defend his world title against former roommate Lamont Peterson tomorrow night at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, CA. (more…)
This past July, the first-ever UFC Fan Expo took the sports world by storm, as fans celebrated the past, present, and future of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. So by popular demand, the UFC, in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, has announced that the second UFC Fan Expo will take place May 28-29, 2010, back in Las Vegas, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. (more…)
Promoter Frank Warren will start the new decade with a show on February 13th in London. The venue will be announced shortly, but the main event will be the big heavyweight clash between British champion Danny Williams and Commonwealth king Sam Sexton. Chief support is the long awaited British Welterweight Championship showdown between reigning champion and outright winner of the Lonsdale belt Kell Brook and the former champion Michael Jennings. They were due to meet in Liverpool in October, but Brook withdrew from the fight after he picked up a virus. (more…)
As WBC CABOFE middleweight champion and WBC No. 3 world rated contender Miguel Espino (20-2-1, 9 KOs) wraps up training camp out of Fortune’s Gym in Hollywood, California, trainer John Bray is pleased with his pupil’s progress as Espino prepares himself to challenge world middleweight champion Kelly “the Ghost” Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs), in Pavlik’s own backyard of Youngstown, Ohio for his WBC and WBO world middleweight titles. (more…)
* BJ Penn defends his lightweight championship against Diego Sanchez tomorrow night in Memphis – UFC® 107 Penn vs Sanchez – Live on Pay-Per-View, Yahoo! Sports and in Smooth HD on UFC.com
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* Tickets on sale this week for UFC® 109 Relentless – Saturday, February 6 live at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
* UFC.com – UFC® 107 Main Card Fantasy Preview (more…)
By Alex Dombroff
A significant heavyweight contest will take place tonight in Sacramento, California when WBC #2 ranked contender Oleg Maskaev does battle with the rugged Nagy Aguilera. Maskaev (36-6, 26 KOs) has his sights on staying busy as he readies for a shot at a piece of the heavyweight crown. The bout against Aguilera will be his first since March, and first since losing a court battle which overturned the WBC’s order that he be the mandatory challenger for Vitali Klitschko. (More)
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Boxing trainer Dickie Wood wasn’t going to stand by and watch a purse snatching. While shopping at the Arden Fair Mall, the 52-year-old Wood witnessed a man grab a women’s purse and take off. Wood chased down the robber (getting in a big punch in the process) and held him until police arrived. Dickie is in Sacramento training Oleg along with Chuck McGregor.
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