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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Face II Face card set for Phoenix

Face II Face Events will hold their second card this Friday, July 22, at the Madison Event Center in Phoenix. An all-local card has been nearly completed with super bantamweight Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (8-1-1, 2 KOs) going six in the main event, opponent to be announced. In the co-main, Emilio “Milo Time” Garcia (2-1, 1 KO) will go four with unwon New Mexican Miguel “Monkey” Armendarez (0-5, 1 KO). The undercard features all four-rounders: At 140, Victor Castro (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Michael Salcido (0-1); Javier Loya (5-0, 4 KOs) takes on unwon New Mexican Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-9) at 140; Jr. middleweight Juan Gonzalez (1-0, 1 KO) takes on Omar Quevedo (0-1); super bantamweight Fernando Samaniego Jr. (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Michael Montalbo (debut); lightweight Arlo Argueta (3-0, 1 KO) takes on Jose Marrufo (0-1); and middleweight Ramon Valenzuela (4-0, 1 KO) fights Torrence King (1-8, 2 KOs), who’s dropped eight straight bouts.  (more…)



July 18th, 2011



Boxing News

Seda, Jr. vs Barthelemy Aug 19

Former world title challenger Cesar Seda, Jr. (20-1, 15 KOs) will face 2004 Olympic gold medalist Yan Barthelemy (12-2, 4 KOs) on August 19 at the Auditorio Juan “Pachin” Vicens in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds and will be at a catch weight of 117 pounds. “It’s good to be able to confirm this fight,”said Seda. “Barthelemy is a great fighter, very experienced, who always gives everything in the ring. I know it’ll be a great fight!” Javier Bustillo, President of Universal Promotions, added “This is a great fight and another opportunity for Seda to show the world his quality.” Tickets can be purchased from Sears, La Gran Discoteca and Ticketcenter.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Pacquiao-Marquez

Chapter three of Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) erupts Saturday, November 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Tickets priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200, go on sale this Friday, July 22, at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. Ticket sales at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $200 are limited to two (2) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Pacquiao-Marquez III will be produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Kid Chocolate opponent named

By Miguel Maravilla

On Saturday, Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (24-0, 18 KOs) will have the opportunity to fight on HBO for the first time as he takes on Jason LeHoullier (21-5-1, 8 KOs) in a ten round super middleweight bout on the undercard of Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah. The opportunity came when the original bout between Lamont Peterson and Victor Cayo in an IBF Elimination bout was moved the following week to headline ESPN Friday Night Fights. Now Quillin looks to make a statement for fight fans as he puts his undefeated record on the line on a big stage in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay.

“It’s like fighting in the Garden (Madison Square Garden) when I first fought there I had butterflies. Vegas is another step in the ladder to get me to the top,” Quillin told Fightnews.com. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Ennis Returns to Philly

Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions brings another night of professional boxing to the South Philly Arena in Philadelphia PA on Friday July 29th. Headlining the show is an eight round junior middleweight bout, featuring the return of former USBA title holder and nationally ranked junior middleweight sensation Derek “Pooh” Ennis (22-3-1, 13 KOs). (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Fury to Chisora: Grow up!

"I apologise for saying that I would kill him"

An apologetic Tyson Fury has called on Dereck Chisora to “grow up” and start acting like a real man ahead of their British and Commonwealth heavyweight title fight on Saturday night at Wembley Arena. Chisora was pulled out of Monday’s press conference by promoter Frank Warren because of the harsh comments Tyson made in the middle of a heated media call last week but challenger Tyson just sees that as a lame excuse.

“Chisora can’t speak for himself, he’s like a puppet – he needs a puppet master to do the talking for him because he hasn’t got the brains to talk for himself. They pulled out of our press conference because of what I said last week and yet James DeGale gave George Groves a relentless amount of abuse leading up to their fight and Groves never missed a press conference,” says Fury. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Alfredo Escalera Jr.

"Ready to be a heavyweight"

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Alfredo Escalera Jr. was until know one of those fighters who could not grasp how good they can be – I truly hope this is behind us now,” says trainer Josue Aguilar, trainer of Escalera Jr. “He’s a cunning boxing showman, with many traps ready to catch the prey. We have some traps ready for Joe. And of course, we love the cause – being a main event during Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing “KnockOut Cancer” benefit where all the money goes to American Cancer Society, makes you just want to fight, to give everything you’ve got!” Escalera Jr. (18-3, 12 KO), son of Puerto Rican world champion who will challenge undefeated Joe Hanks (16-0, 11 KO) during July 23 “Knock Out Cancer” event at the Hunts Point Produce Market in New York’s Bronx. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Perales stays undefeated

By Pete Balderas at ringside
Photos: Danny Castaneda

Brownsville’s Sergio “Time to Shine” Perales was able to shrug off some of the ring rust after a seven month lay-off and keep his undefeated streak alive as he defeated Colombian native Felipe Almanza via unanimous decision in the main event Saturday night at the “Night of Knockouts” show at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

The judges scored the fight 78-71, 77-72 and 76-73, all in favor of Perales. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Flo Simba returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced that exciting young heavyweight prospect Flo Simba is set to return to action on his bumper bill at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on August 29. Simba suffered his first loss when he was stopped in the sixth round by 42-year-old Francois Botha at Emperors Palace in June. Simba meets Zimbabwean Thamsanqa Dube in a scheduled eight rounder and SA light-heavyweight champion Tshepang Mohale faces Ryno Liebenberg in the co-feature also over eight rounds. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Feature Story

Green-Tarver Final Presser

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Brett Bonetti

IBO Cruiserweight Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green and Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver held their final press conference today ahead of this Wednesday’s world title fight at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia.

The Green machine walked into the presser to audio sounds of the cartoon “Captain Caveman” and holding two plastic clubs, banging them together as he walked passed Tarver.

This was in response to recent comments from Tarver’s trainer Jimmy Williams who had recently labelled Green “Primitive”.

Legendary trainer Williams said four time world light heavyweight champion Tarver was a technician compared to the rudimentary Green. “He has the will but he doesn’t have the skill,” Williams said. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Harris-Rossy Photo Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ray Bailey

Saturday night at Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City New Jersey, a near sellout crowd witnessed Maurice “Sugar Moe” Harris (25-15-2, 11KO’s) retain his USBA heavyweight title belt, dropping Derric Rossy (25-5, 14KO’s) twice en-route to a convincing twelfth round knockout in the main event of the evening. The inaugural five bout card produced by Carla Hill Promotions also had several of the top prospects in the New York-New Jersey region spotlighted in competitive bouts. In The co-feature of the evening, Lavarn “Baby Bowe” Harvell (8-0, 3KO’s) captured a hard fought four round split decision victory over Hamid Abdul Mateen (2-2). (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Full Report

Wolak-Rodriguez: full report

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside

Pawel Wolak and Delvin Rodriguez engaged in a “fight of the year” caliber battle on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights,” thrilling a packed Roseland Ballroom in New York City in a twelve round majority draw. The junior middleweight fight was a ‘can’t miss’ from the moment it was announced, as the underrated Dominican-born Rodriguez, of Danbury, Connecticut, was in a must-win situation against the highly ranked Wolak, a Polish fighter out of Rockaway, New Jersey, who is never in a dull fight. (more…)



July 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Greenburg out, but not fired

Ross Greenburg, President of HBO Sports, told the New York Times that he is not renewing his contract with the network and claims he is not being fired as reported by some media. He has been under fire for losing Manny Pacquiao’s last fight to rival SHOWTIME. His decision to pass on many of the Klitschkos recent heavyweight championship fights has also been questioned. An official announcement is expected this week.



July 17th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Rogelio Espino

By Robert Coster
Photo: Promociones y Eventos Del Istmo

Rogelio Espino has been, for the past decade, Panama’s top promoter and manager. His company, Promociones y Eventos del Istmo, has guided the career of six world champions and promoted 40 title bouts. Espino accompanied his boxer Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero to Argentina to challenge WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Victor Barros on July 2nd, in Barros’ hometown of Mendoza. Barros retained his title via a very controversial split decision even though he was knocked down twice (in the first and ninth round) in spectacular fashion. “The verdict against Pelenchin was simply incomprehensible and bad judging is one of the biggest problems of boxing today,” says the measured and always courteous Espino. Fightnews sat down with Rogelio Espino to discuss the Caballero-Barros controversial fight and its aftermath. (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

In the main event of the “Los Reyes de Neza” presented by Boxeo de Gala of Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia and broadcast by Cadena 3, Zulina “La Loba” Muñoz won a fierce ten round unanimous decision over Kandy Sandoval. The judges scored it 96-92, 97-91 and 96-92 for the WBC new silver world champion, Zulina Muñoz.

In other action, lightweight Fermin de los Santos retained his WBC Cabofe belt with a tight ten round split decision over Daniel “Coco” Hernandez. Two judges had it 115-113 for De los Santos, while the third saw Hernandez ahead 116-113. (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Salinas wins WBC Latino title

By Phil Doherty

Cuban super bantamweight Yoandris “El Niño” Salinas (10-0, 6 KOs) picked up the vacant WBC Latino belt last night in Greensboro, North Carolina with his 3rd -round knockout victory over Colombian veteran John Alberto Molina (28-18-3, 19 KOs). The 25-year old Salinas, whose nickname translates to “the kid”, seems to be growing up quickly under the promotional guidance of Dream Team Boxing Promotions. Three of Salinas’ last five opponents could not beat the count after the heavy-handed boxer-puncher decked them. (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck, Garay speak

“This was a great win for me,” said Marco Huck (33-1, 24 KOs) after defending his WBO Cruiserweight Title in dramatic fashion on Saturday night, knocking out Hugo Garay (34-6, 18 KOs) in round ten. “It was the first time my future wife and my mother were ringside, so I really wanted to impress them. Garay was extremely tough, he just kept coming at me. But I wanted to please my family and my great fans. I was too strong for Garay but I have to give him credit – he was a very, very tough opponent. Now I will get married as world champion. What more can you ask for?”

Garay was disappointed he could not take home the belt after a great fight. “I did not see his last punch coming,” he said. “I thought I could beat him but he is a great champion with a lot of power. I will come back from this defeat.” (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Video

Video: Dereck Chisora talks!

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July 17th, 2011

Boxing News

Johnson remains unbeaten

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Oxon Hill, MD super middleweight Alexander “The Great” Johnson remained undefeated with a fourth-round TKO over “Neon” Keon Johnson of Indianapolis, IN in front of a rabid crowd of supporters at the DC Star Nightclub in Washington, DC. Showing no signs of a letdown after his big win over previously undefeated Farah Ennis in April, Alexander Johnson dropped his opponent three times before the Keon Johnson corner requested the bout be stopped at 1:47 of the fourth. Alexander Johnson is now 12-0, five KO’s while Keon Johnson falls to 8-6, four KO’s. (more…)



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Viloria dethrones Miranda

Photo: Sean Gibbons

Former IBF and WBC light flyweight world champion Brian Viloria (29-3, 16 KOs) dethroned reigning WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar Miranda (35-6-1, 28 KOs) via twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Viloria got off to a good start by dropping Miranda in round one with a body shot but Miranda came back over the second half of the fight. Unfortunately more judging problems as the officials apparently lost two rounds of the twelve round bout. Scores were announced as 98-91, 96-93, 97-93.



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Harris TKOs Rossy in 12th

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photo: Ray Bailey

USBA heavyweight titleholder Maurice Harris (25-15-2, 10 KOs) retained his title with a twelfth round TKO of Derric Rossy (25-5, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Harris scored a flash knockdown in the fourth round and dropped Rossy again in the twelfth. Rossy beat the count but took a five punch combination and seemed out on his feet prompting a stoppage by referee Earl Morton at 1:35.



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Oliveira wins in Brazil

Undefeated prospect Michael “Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira(15-0, 12 KOs) captured the vacant World Boxing Council Latino middleweight title in tonight’s main event on the “Sao Paulo Fight Night” pro-am card, by way of a sudden sixth-round knockout of Jose“Minquito” Soto (24-8-2, 13 KOs), at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo.



July 17th, 2011

Boxing Result

Marquez KOs Ramos, Pacman next

Raffa, Chocolatito also finish foes early

Photos by: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs) warmed up for his November showdown with Manny Pacquiao by knocking out Likar Ramos (24-4, 18 KOs) in the first round of a non-title jr welterweight matchup on Saturday night at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. An explosive right hand to the chin put Ramos on his back out cold. Time was 1:47.
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July 16th, 2011

Video

Video: Tyson Fury talks!

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July 16th, 2011

Boxing Result

Burns retains WBO 130lb title

WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns (32-2, 9 KOs) scored a first round TKO over former champ Nicky Cook (30-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Really a non-fight as Cook was down multiple times and apparently entered the ring with a back injury and was unfit to fight. Cook was taken from the ring on a stretcher. Time was 1:33.

Former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell (32-1, 24 KOs) stopped the unbeaten reign of John Murray (31-1, 18 KOs), flooring Murray in the eighth round. Murray beat the count but Mitchell pounced on him and battered him until the bout was stopped.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Tony Bellew (16-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round win over Ovill McKenzie (18-11, 7 KOs) in a clash for Bellew’s Commonwealth and the vacant British titles.



July 16th, 2011




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