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Crawford, Beltran, Gradovich, Velez make weight

Crawford, Beltran, Gradovich, Velez make weight

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Terence Crawford 135 vs. Raymundo Beltran 134.8 (WBO lightweight championship) Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs. Jayson Velez 126 (IBF featherweight ...

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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

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Boxing News

“Kingpin” is back!

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Photo courtesy of Star Boxing

Heavyweight contender, and former world title challenger, Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (23-1-1, 10KO’s) will be back in action this Saturday night when he takes on Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13KO’s) in an eight round bout on the undercard of Saturday night’s Pay Per View “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” card, headlined by Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28KO’s) defending his WBF Heavyweight Title against Sherman Williams (34-11-2, 19KO’s) at The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall  in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (more…)



January 20th, 2011



Preview

Preview: Holyfield-Williams

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Preview by Brady Crytzer

Although boxing critics will claim that the heavyweight spectrum has shifted overseas, Saturday night’s “Redemption in America” pay-per-view serves as a stark reminder that some of the best talent in the world can still be found in the USA. Headlined by a crossroads battle between Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Sherman “Tank” Williams for the World Boxing Federation title, ARK Promotions invades one of our country’s most iconic destinations, the Greenbrier Resort, to present a night of heavyweight boxing that’s been long overdue. It’s “Redemption in America” for heavyweight boxing, and it’s live on pay-per-view. . .  Click here for more



January 20th, 2011

UFC

The 56-fight “newcomer”

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Melvin Guillard’s age belies his professional fighting experience.

At just 27, he carries a 44-9-3 record—a fight total that eclipses that of veterans like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Wanderlei Silva and Urijah Faber. . . . Click here for more



January 20th, 2011

Boxing Result

Ashley tops Hoy in Brooklyn

The gamble by Maureen Shea’s Pandora Promotions and Global Boxing Promotions hosted the first female main event in New York City history Wednesday night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY. In the main event, WBC super featherweight number one contender Alicia “Slick” Ashley (16-9-1, 1 KO) lived up to her nickname by using awkward movement and inventive angles to stay one step ahead of Crystal “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Hoy. Hoy was the aggressor throughout and found some success with left hooks and over hand rights, but Ashley’s jab controlled the bout. Ashley scored a knockdown in the eighth round on a left hook and closed the fight strong. The scores were 80-71 and 79-72 twice. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

:15 Holyfield-Williams Promo



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Martirosyan off Feb 5th card

By Francisco Salazar

WBO #1 super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) is off the February 5th Top Rank LIVE card at the Activities Center in Maywood, California. Martirosyan was scheduled for an eight-rounder, but no suitable opponent could be found. Manager Steve Fader told Fightnews.com that Vanes will work one-on-one with trainer Freddie Roach for two solid weeks and be ready for a bout in March.

The February main event will feature a ten-rounder between super middleweights Francisco Sierra (23-3, 21 KOs) and Carlos DeLeon (21-3-2, 14 KOs). Also unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz (7-0, 5 KOs) will see action.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Redemption a theme on Holyfield card

Since Jim Justice gained control of The Greenbrier, the resort has experienced a sense of rebirth. With Saturday’s “Redemption in America” event featuring a prize fight between Evander Holyfield and Sherman Williams, that theme will continue for both the fighters and the resort. . . Click here for more by the Register-Herald

“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 19th, 2011

Boxing News

McGuinness, Witter headline Feb 19

Hennessy Sports makes its return to Mississauga, Ontario on February 19th, with the latest installment of United Promotions’ boxing series at the Hershey Centre. The card features NABA lightweight titleholder Logan Cotton McGuinness, former WBC junior welterweight world champion Junior Witter, and undefeated prospect Sammy “El Producto” Vargas. McGuinness (13-0, 6 KOs) defends his NABA belt against TBA, Witter (37-3-2, 22 KOs) makes his welterweight debut against Victor Lupo (18-1-2, 9 KOs) and Vargas (7-0, 1 KO) squares-off against Tebor “The Beast” Brosch (6-3-4, 2 KOs) for Brosch’s Canadian welterweight title in local grudge match. Tickets start at $25, call 416-872-5000.
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The Mississauga card is the nightcap of a doubleheader for Hennessy Sports. Earlier that evening at London’s famed Wembley Arena, much of the company’s outstanding UK stable will be in action, including rising welterweight star John O’Donnell, light welterweight Lenny Dawes, and undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia agrees to Remillard fight

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Featherweight Miguel Angel Garcia is slowly moving towards a world title fight. However, Garcia will need to defeat another unbeaten fighter, who is also vying for an opportunity to fight for a title. Garcia (24-0, 20 KO’s) will take on Matt Remillard, who recently signed with Top Rank, on March 26th, Cameron Dunkin told Fightnews.com.

The intriguing bout, which will be part of an HBO doubleheader, will be the opening bout prior to featherweight world title holder Yuriorkis Gamboa defending his belt against Mexican contender Jorge Solis. Although contracts are not signed yet, both Garcia and Remillard and their respective parties have verbally agreed for the fight to take place. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Matthysee ready for Corley

Photo: AranoBox

World ranked Lucas Matthysee (27-1, 25 KOs) of Argentina and former world champion Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (36-15-1, 22 KOs) faced off today. The two will meet this Friday in Mendoza, Argentina. It will be Corley’s second trip to Argentina in less than 5 months. The 36-year-old Corley gave then WBA super lightweight interim champion Marcos Maidana (29-2, 27 KOs) all he could handle in losing a very competitive decision this past August. The 28-year-old Matthysee will look to rebound from his narrow decision loss to former multi-divisonal champion to Zab Judah (40-6, 27 KOs) last month. Matthysee-Corley will air on HBO Plus in Latin America and Telefutura in the U.S.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Mayorga Presser

Top Photo: David Martin Warr/DKP
Other photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

A packed house filled the BB King Blues Club & Grill at Times Square in Manhattan on Wednesday for the kick-off press conference for “Relentless” which will be produced and distributed LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV®, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. “Relentless” features the Pride of Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto defending his WBA super welterweight title against two-division world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, on Saturday, March 12, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. The event marks the first time in five years that Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum and Don King have joined forces for a promotion.

The pay-per-view broadcast will also feature the return of former WBA super welterweight champion and future rabbi Yuri Foreman, who will be taking on Top-10 contender Pawel Wolak in a 10-round super welterweight rumble. Also, female ring legend Christy Martin will fight for her landmark 50th professional victory. SHOWTIME Chairman and CEO Matthew Blank joined the legendary and always colorful Don King at Wednesday’s announcement. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez vs Hatton confirmed

Promoter Oscar de la Hoya and top welterweight contender Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will host a press conference on Friday in Los Angeles to announce the Mexican phenom’s March 5 bout against European champion Matthew Hatton at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Hatton is the younger brother of former world champion Ricky Hatton. HBO will televise.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Litzau accepts Ponce de Leon clash

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Red hot super featherweight contender Jason Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) has announced that he has accepted an offer to fight Daniel Ponce de Leon (41-2, 34 KOs) on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Erik Morales PPV on April 9. Jason stated that “This is a great opportunity for me to fight another world champion and prove to the world that my victory over Celestino Caballero was not just the upset of the year.”

Coming off wins against touted prospect Verquan Kimbrough, perennial world champion contender and Olympic Silver Medalist, Rocky Juarez, and top ten pound-for-pound fighter and world champion Celestino Caballero, Litzau is ranked in the top 5 in the WBC, WBA, and the IBF. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield looks for another title

Everyone knows Evander Holyfield refuses to quit. That earned him massive laurels when he resurrected his career with two monster victories against Mike Tyson, in 1996 and 1997, and another stirring win against Michael Moorer . . . Click here for more by Joe Maxse in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

“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 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC invades Seattle!

Ortiz vs. Nog on March 26th!

The quest of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz to return to the top of the UFC® light heavyweight division brings him to KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday, March 26 for a clash with a fellow legend. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that Ortiz will battle former PRIDE® star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in an explosive 205-pound bout in the Emerald City. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield on FOX News

Here is a link to Evander Holyfield’s interview on Fox & Friends. Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“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 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Arreola-Abell undercard

More fights have been announced for the January 28 Goossen Tutor Promotions card at the Pechanga Resort & Casino featuring heavyweight Cristobal Arreola vs. Joey Abell and the NABF junior welterweight clash between Michael Dallas, Jr. and Josesito Lopez. Undefeated U.S. Olympian super middleweight Shawn Estrada (10-0, 9 KOs) will be featured in a scheduled six-rounder against John “The Iron Man” Schmidt (10-1, 6 KOs) and #2 WBO and #10 WBA John Molina, Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs) will see action against TBA. Tickets prices start at $35. ESPN2 will televise the featured bouts.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto, Mayorga Quick Quotes

Ricardo Mayorga: I will prove I am the man in this and you are a woman. I will knock you out in four rounds…hold my belt and polish it for me. I’ll pick it up in March….on March 12th your fans will be wearing black for your wake…I see fear in your eyes…look at your hands they are small and my hands are like a man.

Miguel Cotto: I’m a professional fighter and no one ever wins with their mouth…This will be Mayorga’s last fight… You’re a clown and your whole career is a joke!



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Mayorga face-off

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBA Super Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga pose during a press conference in New York City Wednesday at B.B.King’s Blues Club in Times Square to announce their upcoming world title fight on March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum and Don King, this will be their first co-promotion in five years. Cotto vs. Mayorga will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand, and produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

‘Kingpin’ Johnson replaces Kauffman

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Former world heavyweight title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson has replaced an ill Travis Kauffman against dangerous Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout on Saturday night’s “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by living legend, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defending his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia . . . click here for more



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

David Diaz Chicago workout

Photos: Javier Quiroz

Declaring himself “more than ready,” former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz swung open the doors to his Chicago training camp in front of a large crowd of local media and fans on Tuesday afternoon. At his home base, the JABB Boxing Gym, Diaz looked very sharp as he worked numerous rounds on the mitts and speed bag under the watchful eyes of longtime trainer Mike Garcia and manager/trainer Jim Strickland. Diaz (35-3-1, 17 KOs) will battle the upset minded “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (27-9-1, 4 KOs) in the ten round main event on January 28th at the UIC Pavilion. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Takayama aims to create history

By Ron Jackson

Correction: There was previously one Japanese boxer who held an IBF title. Satoshi Shingaki was IBF bantamweight champion from 4-15-84 to 4-26-85, when he lost his title to Jeff Fenech.

Katsunari Takayama of Japan is confident that he will beat South African Nkosinathi Joyi for his IBF mini flyweight belt and in so doing become the first Japanese fighter in more than 26 years to win an IBF title. The Japanese controlling authority only recognizes WBC and WBA title fights and will not sanction fights in Japan with any of the other alphabet bodies. The 27-year-old Takayama (24-4, 10 KOs) challenges Joyi (21-0, 15 KOs) for his belt at Carnival City in Brakpan on January 29 and will be bringing nine people with him including four reporters when he arrives in South Africa next Monday.

Takayama from Osaka, Japan, who is promoted in the Philippines by ALA Promotions, stopped South Africa’s Tshepo Lefe in the sixth round at Carnival City in September last year in a IBF final eliminator. Promoter Branco Milenkovic of Branco Sports Productions said that the huge Japanese entourage had taken him by surprise and they are obviously confident of victory. Joyi will be making the first defense of his IBF belt that he won when he outpointed the previously unbeaten Mexican Raul Garcia in East London in March last year.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Denis Boytsov update

In December, WBA and WBC #2, WBO #4 heavyweight Denis Boytsov (28-0, 23 KOs) had his problematic right hand operated on for the second time, but it looks like he’ll be able return to the ring in April. “It was foreseeable during the first operation that, perhaps, an other operation would be necessary, explained Universum doctor Michael Ehnert. “This was confirmed in his tune-up fight [in December]. He’s now come through the second operation, and the surgeon is satisfied with the healing process.

Boytsov stated, “I had the first operation and felt an improvement. I hope that now I’ll have further progression. I think in a few weeks I can do extensive training. For now I can only maintain my basic fitness. I still have big plans for 2011 and I’ll work hard.”



January 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Ortiz vs. Nog on March 26th!

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For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



January 19th, 2011

Feature Story

Abraham set for ring return

Photos: Wilhelm Springer, box-info.net

An interim world title, a European championship and the comeback of King Arthur Abraham – Mülheim an der Ruhr waits for a classic boxing evening on February 12th at the RWE Sporthalle. Abraham will be returning against Stjepan Bozic after a disappointing performance against Carl Froch in the third round of the Super Six tournament in November. “Before the Super Six semi-final against Andre Ward, I absolutely wanted another fight to gear up both mentally and athleticly. Fortunately, this time the break between the fights isn’t as long as last year.” King Arthur described former super middleweight title challenger Bozic as a “a real fighter type” and added “this will certainly be no easy fight. But for me it is only about winning. A lot is at stake.” (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez-Trout venue named

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA super welterweight champion Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez (26-2, 19 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Austin Trout (21-0, 13 KOs) on February 5th at the Sergio Leon Chávez Soccer Stadium in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. For Trout, this is good news and now he’s only waiting for fight night. According to manager Eddy Reynoso, all is in place for the bout which will take place at an altitude of 5,656 feet in Irapuato, which is located about 200 miles northwest of Mexico City.
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Sources indicate that “Español” Alvarez is sparring with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBC Youth titleholder Gilberto Ramirez.
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In other fights on the card, Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (19-2, 15 KOs) faces Yader Escobar (23-3, 15 KOs) in a WBA miniumweight eliminator and super bantamweights Horacio Garcia (12-0, 10 KOs) and Orlando Rizo (11-2, 9 KOs) meet for the WBA international title.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Palacios full of confidence

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Unbeaten cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs), who on April 2 will go to Poland in search of the WBC title against champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (44-2-1, 33 KOs), has reiterated that he will return to Puerto Rico as the third Puerto Rican to reign in that division, as did Carlos ‘Sugar’ Leon and Ossie Ocasio before him. “I’m going to Poland and I will win,” vowed Palacios. “I’ll bring the green crown for Puerto Rico. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and will be the best gift for my son who will be born when I am gone. I will not be there for the birth of my first child on March 31 and this will be my gift. I’ll do for my son and to keep a promise to my brother before he was buried.” (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

World title fight in Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On January 29, Canelo Promotions, headed by budding Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, will present a world title card at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara. In the main event, Jesus Jimenez (31-6, 22 KOs) will face Jean Piero Perez (17-3-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA Interim flyweight belt. In the co-feature, hot prospect Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (28-2-1, 16 KOs) faces former WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehormar Cermeño (20-2, 12 KOs) in a WBA super bantamweight eliminator.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Burns set for second defense

Promoter Frank Warren will hold a press conference to announce Ricky Burns’ second defense of his WBO super featherweight title. Burns will defend against Ghanaian Joseph Laryea (14-4, 11 KOs) who caused a huge upset when he defeated Paul Appleby in his last fight on Burns’ undercard. Glasgow, Scotland’s Braehead Arena the expected venue with a March date.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

2011 debut for Boxeo Telemundo

Everything is set for Friday’s 2011 debut of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” at the famous Salon Jose Cuervo (former Salon 21) in Mexico City. In the main event, current WBC FECARBOX super flyweight champion Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (16-1-1, 8 KOs) of Ciudad Neza, Mexico will face undefeated WBO Latin super flyweight champion William “El Barranquillero” Urina (17-0, 14 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia in a unification battle scheduled for 12 Rounds with both titles at stake.

Also on the card are world ranked bantamweight contender William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (25-3, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua and 18-year-old featherweight prospect Josue “Chino” Veraza (10-1-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico in separate bouts. Their opponents will be announced shortly. (more…)



January 19th, 2011




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