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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

Promoter says Oquendo tested positive after WBA heavyweight title fight against Chagaev

According to Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and the World Boxing Association (WBA), ring veteran Fres Oquendo tested positive for the prohibited substances ...

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GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

GGG-mania takes over Kazakhstan

Photos: Team Golovkin Unbeaten WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin received a hero's welcome in his native Kazakhstan over the weekend. On Friday Golovkin ...

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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Boxing News

Luis Valero update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is Top Rank and Zanfer have an interest signing Venezuelan prospect Luis Valero, the younger brother of the late former world champion Edwin Valero. Luis has had a lot of attention and interest in his career after making his professional debut in 2010 and now has won three fights – all by first round KO. Sources say Valero is mulling over a multi-year offer. If he accepts, he would relocate to Los Angeles and work with former Edwin Valero trainers Mario Morales and Roberto Alcázar, as well as the respected Joel Diaz.



January 21st, 2011



Boxing News

Holyfield-Williams PPV Pre-Show



January 21st, 2011

Feature Story

Abie Han on the rise

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

There’s a thin line between humility and exaggeration. Five minutes talking with undefeated Abraham “Abie” Han, you’ll be asking yourself whether it’s better to believe this kid is the best thing to come out of El Paso since Chico’s Tacos, or if it’s better to second guess yourself that what you saw in the ring was an illusion of talent and raw power . . . Click here for more



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Jan 29 Prizefighter Draw

The draw took place today for “Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights II,” taking place at Olympia in Kensington, London on January 29. This is the 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man one-night tournament. The winner will take home a £32,000 first prize.

Billy Slate vs Jack Morris
Llewellyn Davies vs Travis Dickinson
Tony Dodson vs Michael Banbula
Joe Smyth vs Menay Edwards



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

M Hatton ready for Canelo

European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton has commented on March 5 clash with undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on March 5 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. “There is a lot of hype surrounding Alvarez and a lot of knowledgeable people are tipping him for greatness,” stated the younger brother of Ricky Hatton. “It is a big step up in class for me, but I have proven myself at European level and I am ready to move on.

“So many fighters say they want to face the best, but when the opportunity comes along their mouths go dry, but this is what I am all about. I will take on all-comers and the experience I have of fighting in big Las Vegas bills on my brother’s undercard will be a great help. I am going there to win and prove that I belong in world class. I know that Saul is the house fighter, but Golden Boy Promotions are very fair people and I have some good friends there so I know we will be looked after. A lot of fighters spend weeks in America before a fight, but I will do all my hard training in our Hatton Health and Fitness facility.”

Matthew and trainer Bob Shannon will fly out to California ten days before the clash, and Ricky Hatton will be at ringside cheering for him on fight night.



January 21st, 2011

UFC

UFC weigh-in alert

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield on the Klitschkos

Even after having turned 48 years old in October, four-time heavyweight champion, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, will meet 38-year-old Sherman “Tank” Williams on Saturday night at the Greenbrier Resort in southeastern West Virginia. . . . Click here for more by AOL Fanhouse

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Zab Judah Teleconference Quotes

Pernell Whitaker joins Judah camp

Former two-division world champion Zab Judah (40-6, 27 KOs) and his promoter Kathy Duva spoke yesterday about the scheduled March 5th clash for the vacant IBF jr. welterweight championship between Zab and Kaizer Mabuza (23-6-3, 14 KOs) in the new Amerihealth Pavilion at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.

Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO: “We have a new chapter opening for us and also a new one for Zab Judah as well. On March 5th we are going to be back in Newark and Zab is going to become a world champion again. Main Events along with Zab is going to be opening a new venue at Prudential Center, it’s called the Amerihealth Pavilion. We are very excited about that.” (more…)



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Ruiz-Perez WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Mark Nelson will be the third man in the ring when Mexican challenger Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (26-1, 25 KOs) and Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez (19-2, 12 KOs) meet at Estadio Olimpico Neza 86 on Mexico City on Saturday. The three judges are Russell Mora (U.S.), Carlos Sucre (Venezuela) and Pasquale Procopio (Canada). The fight supervisor is Guy Jutras (Canada).



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

No Marquez-Morales deal

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word is that WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez rejected Erik Morales as an opponent Thursday afternoon in a meeting with Golden Boy Promotions. Golden Boy has an April 9 date in Las Vegas locked in for Marquez but now must find another opponent.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Decarie, Dan back in action

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

They are two boxers with similar stories. Montreal welterweights Antonin Decarie (24-1 7KO) and Jo Jo Dan (27-1 15KO) both are ranked top ten, both have managed to fly largely under the radar fighting almost exclusively in Montreal, and both traveled to Europe last year to fight for interim world titles last year and suffered questionable decisions.

Both will also be featured on the February 11th edition of “Fast and Furious” at the Bell Centre in Montreal and broadcast on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and promoted by Group Yvon Michel (GYM). Decarie ranked #8 (WBA) will be facing off against Shamone Alvarez (21-3 12KO) while Dan who carries a #3 (WBC) ranking will be put in with former Contender series star Steve Forbes (35-8 11KO). (more…)



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Huerta-Hirales on Jan 28

The Four Points Sheraton in San Diego will open its doors once again for TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” on January 28. The main event will be an exciting clash of junior featherweight prospects with Charles Huerta (16-1, 8 KOs) meeting up with unbeaten Raul Hirales Jr. (11-0-1, 7 KOs) in an eight round main event. In the co-main event, undefeated featherweight phenom Gary Russell Jr. (13-0, 9 KOs) makes his 2011 debut against an opponent to be named in another eight rounder.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Hatley-Chatman Feb 4

Highly touted prospect Charles Hatley (14-0, 11 KOs) of Texas will meet San Diego based Chris Chatman (9-1, 4 KOs) on February 4th. The bout will be televised on ESPN2 Friday Fights Series as an 8 round welterweight co-feature. The 24-year-old Hatley, a native of Texas, enters the bout as the unbeaten hometown fighter. The 26-year-old Chatman for his part has been rapidly building a reputation for handing fighters their first career loss having done it four times thus far in his career. In his last two wins his opponents Alberto Herrera and Lester Gonzalez entered with combined records of 18-0-2, 11 KOs. Chatman upset and stopped Herrerra in Herrerra’s backyard and dominated Gonzalez in San Diego by decision. In Chatman’s only career loss, unbeaten 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade won a hard earned decision over Chatman in Andrade’s hometown.



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Fight Night Club returns

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that the third season of “Fight Night Club” will kick off at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on February 24. The season premiere’s main event pits fellow junior welterweight prospects Jessie Vargas (13-0, 7 KOs) and Lanard Lane (12-1, 7 KOs). The series will return to L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia on April 28, May 26, June 23, August 25, October 27 and November 18 and be broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN) and its regional sports network affiliates (check local listings).



January 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: mpsportimages.com

Johnny Garcia 113 vs William Urina 114
William Gonzalez 120 vs Angel Aguilar 121
Jesus Romero 118 vs Julian Rivera 118
Josue Veraza 125 vs Martin Morales 125
Carlos Barraza 108 vs Daniel Villegas 108
Jonathan Duran 151 vs Ignacio Miranda 149
Venue: Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, DF Mexico
Promoter: Tuto Zabala Jr/All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo
Click here for more photos…



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Williams looks for title chance

Sherman “Tank” Williams gets the perfect opportunity to pump some life back into his boxing career Saturday night when he takes on future Hall of Famer Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. . . . Click here for more by the Herald Dispatch

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

4 Coronas Press Conference

Photos and report by Gabriel F. Cordero

The final press conference for Saturday’s “4 Coronas” event at the Estadio Olimpico 86 of Neza in Mexico City took place today. All fighters: Alvaro Perez (Nicaragua), Chantel Cordova (U.S.) Naoko Yamaguchi (Japan) and Mexicans Hugo Ruiz, Ana Maria Torres, Irma Torres, Kathia Gutierrez, Arely Muciño declared themselves ready for their fights for their world titles from organizations like the WBC, WBA and IBF. For more details and photos click here…



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

‘Block Party’ at Mohegan Sun

New England talent headlines Feb 4th card

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports is ready to kick off 2011 in style on Friday, February 4 as CES presents “Block Party” at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. “Block Party” is headlined by Providence, R.I., super middleweight Vladine Biosse (9-0, 4 KOs) and also starring New Haven, CT, super middleweight Elvin Ayala (20-5, 9 KOs) – CES’ newest acquisition – and Ledyard, CT, light heavyweight Brian Macy (5-1, 2 KOs) in his long-awaited return. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing stars meet and greet

By Ricardo Conde

The City of Pico Rivera’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a boxing meet and greet at Pico Park on Friday January 21, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Boxing fans will be able to meet boxing superstars as well as fast rising contenders and will also have an opportunity to take pictures, get autographs, enter into a free drawing for boxing memorabilia and much more. Some of the guests in attendance at this free event will be middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, junior flyweight champion Giovanni Segura, welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez, lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez, undefeated prospects Charles Huerta and Walter Sarnoi, as well as many other fighters. Pico Park is located at 9528 Beverly Blvd. Pico Rivera, California.



January 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Argentina

Photo: AranoBox

Lucas Matthysse 139.2 vs. Demarcus Corley 138.7
(Vacant WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title)
Juan Carlos Reveco 111.6 vs Miguel Tellez 111.1
Pablo Barboza 129.2 vs Claudio Tapia 129.4
Venue: El Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina
Promoter: Golden Boy/AranoBox
TV: Telefutura/HBO Plus



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Ruiz ready for Perez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican prospect Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (26-1, 25 KOs) is motivated and ready for his fight on Saturday against Nicaraguan Alvaro Perez (19-2-1, 12 KOs) for the WBA interim bantamweight world title at the Estadio Olimpico Neza 86 in Mexico City. “I’m ready for this fight and look for other important fights. It’s my first big test and I trained hard for this opportunity. This title is important to me, my family and to Mexico. I’ve been training since October. I’m waiting for this opportunity and we can’t fail,” stated Ruiz.

Promoter Hector Garcia and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz have high hopes for Ruiz. “We have great confidence in that fighter,” said Lewkowicz. “He began at flyweight, then went to super flyweight and now we decided to be at bantamweight. He comes from a family of strong fighters such as Edel and Heriberto and is trained his father. I think he’s very motivated and get known and have big world title fights.”



January 20th, 2011

Announcement

Weigh-in alert: Holyfield vs. Williams

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

The official weigh-in for “Redemption in America,” headlining Evander Holyfield vs. Sherman Williams, is scheduled for 4 PM/ET tomorrow at the Greenbrier’s Casino Club. Due to the resort’s guest policy, only ticketed customers to Saturday night’s fights, as well as registered guests and club members at the Greenbrier, are invited.

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 20th, 2011

UFC

Ticket alert for UFC 129

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets for UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. ET. UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the first chance to buy tickets on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. ET, followed by UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. ET.

(more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Conference Call Transcript

Cunningham, Diaz, Shaw, King, Thompson

The trainers and promoters for undefeated 140-pound world champions Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley squareed-off against each other on an international media conference call earlier this week. Team Alexander was represented by Hall of Fame promoter Don King and trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham. Team Bradley will be represented by co-promoters Gary Shaw and Ken Thompson and trainer Joel Diaz. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Feature Story

Vane Martirosyan Update

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Chris Cozzone

It almost seems like yesterday when unbeaten Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) had his hand raised before about 30,000 fans at Yankee Stadium with his victory over previously-unbeaten Joe Greene. However, it has been over seven months since unbeaten Martirosyan has stepped inside the ring. Yes, that is seven months. The wait was supposed to end on Saturday, February 5th, as Martirosyan was supposed to fight at the Activities Center in Maywood, CA. Martirosyan was excited, so were numerous fight fans, and a viewing audience that would watch on Fox Sports Net’s popular “Top Rank Live” series. Unfortunately, the Armenian-American fighter will have to wait longer for a fight to materialize. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather works out plea deal

Trainer Roger Mayweather will be available to train his nephew and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. for any upcoming fights after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor battery charges today in Las Vegas. According to AP, a plea deal was worked out with prosecutors allowing Roger to avoid any prison time. Mayweather will serve a one-year probation, undergo 24 weeks of domestic violence counseling, do 50 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayorga-Cotto erupts

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum called a halt to the photo posedown between WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga after Mayorga shoved Cotto during a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday to announce their upcoming world title fight on March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Ricardo Mayorga: “I respect your mother but I don’t want her to suffer anymore. She cannot take any more of those beatings you’ve been taking. I will finish you off and your mother will be in peace at last. This won’t take me long, about four rounds on March 12.”

Miguel Cotto: “You have about seven more weeks to talk. Get it all out. Keep talking. Then we will go into the ring. That’s when your talking stops.”

Cotto brought the WBA Super Champion’s belt (which looks different from the usual WBA title belt). Mayorga first went for the belt, then cracked Cotto across the chest. Bob Arum immediately announced no more posing for photographs



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones back as HBO analyst

Roy Jones Jr. has reached an agreement with HBO Sports and will rejoin the network as permanent expert analyst on the late-night HBO BOXING AFTER DARK series, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, senior vice president and executive producer, HBO Sports. “We were not searching for a permanent analyst on the BOXING AFTER DARK series, but Roy simply blew us away with his performance as a guest analyst last year and we decided it’s time to bring him back,” said Bernstein. “This will be a seamless transition for a person who has been a member of the HBO family since 1992 and will enhance our telecasts.” The 42-year-old Jones previously served as a boxing analyst at the network from 1996 to 2005, working primarily on the late-night franchise. In returning to his former role, Jones will be teamed with HBO veterans Bob Papa and Max Kellerman on BOXING AFTER DARK. Jones Jr. returns to HBO on Feb. 19 for the season premiere of BOXING AFTER DARK as bantamweight stars Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire collide in the main event (9:45 p.m. ET/PT). He will join Papa and Kellerman at ringside in Las Vegas along with unofficial scorer Harold Lederman.



January 20th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayorga returns to the spotlight

By Matt Richardson
Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP

It’s been more than two years since Ricardo Mayorga was in the boxing spotlight. In fact, the last time the former welterweight and junior middleweight champion was in a big fight on a big stage, he was laid out on his back; knocked out in the final seconds of a 12-round bout with Shane Mosley. But while the time away from the sport may have softened Mayorga’s stomach and muscles, it’s done little to hamper his infamous trash-talking. This was clearly evident on Wednesday morning in New York City when promoters Bob Arum and Don King came together to announce a fight between Mayorga (29-7-1, 23 KO’s) and current WBA junior middleweight title-holder Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s).

The fight will be broadcast on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View on March 12, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will only be Mayorga’s second fight since losing to Mosley in September of 2008. But according to Mayorga, it’s no big deal. “This isn’t a huge fight for me,” the boxer explained to Fightnews. “This is a fight like I just took in December against a Mike Walker-level of opponent. This guy’s not dangerous. This is not a big fight for me.” (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Lucero faces Cuero Saturday

By Boxing Bob Newman

The Upstate, New York boxing scene will start heating up the chill that has gripped the Northeast starting this Saturday, January 22 in Albany. Headlining “Fight Night III,” Ares Promotions’ first show of 2011 will be former world title challenger Emmanuel Lucero taking on Oscar Cuero in a featherweight ten rounder. Ares head Adam Neary is excited about his promotional outfit’s inaugural 2011 event, “This will be an intimate setting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in downtown Albany. While it’ll be cold outside, this show will be hot, loud, and heat everybody up.” (more…)



January 20th, 2011




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