WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Reynoso-Dulorme Feb 17 ShoBox

Hot prospect Jose Reynoso (15-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riveride by way of Mexicali, Mexico will take on fellow prospect Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico February 17th. The bout will be televised on ShoBox The Next Generation Series and is scheduled for 10 rounds and the NABF welterweight title. Contracted weight for the fight will be 143 pounds. Reynoso is unbeaten in his last six bouts against very solid competition. Reynoso is also a big ticket seller in Southern California and will have many supporters at the site of the event which will be the Chumash Casino, in Santa Ynez, California.

Hot prospect Jose Reynoso (15-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riveride by way of Mexicali, Mexico will take on fellow prospect Thomas …


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More on Martin-Kennedy

Teon Kennedy of Philadelphia and Chris ‘The San Diego Kid’ Martin are heading to Las Vegas today to battle on a Top Rank promoted ESPN Friday Night Fights card at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on January 13.

“I’ve wanted to fight on ESPN for such a long time,” said Kennedy, a world-ranked super bantamweight. “I have seen Martin on a lot of video so I know what he’s all about.”

Kennedy and Martin are scheduled for 10 rounds. Kennedy has a record of 17-1-1, 7 KOs. Martin is 23-1-2, 6 KOs.

Martin said he “got the lowdown on Kennedy” when he went to Tijuana and sparred with Alejandro Lopez. Lopez decisioned Kennedy in a 12 round bout last year in Atlantic City, N.J. “I know Kennedy doesn’t like a lot of pressure,” Martin said. “He’ll see a lot of that on Friday night.” (more…)

Teon Kennedy of Philadelphia and Chris ‘The San Diego Kid’ Martin are heading to Las Vegas today to battle on …



Boxing News

Pacman: 48 Hours To Decide If He’ll Fight Floyd

By TMZ

Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th — this according to Manny’s trainer. Freddie Roach just told TMZ Manny and promoter Bob Arum are in the Philippines, figuring out if they can put off several deals to fight other boxers … to clear the decks for a Mayweather fight in May. Roach is scoffing at Mayweather’s tweet, in which he calls Pacquiao a “punk,” saying, “He should look in the mirror. He’s been ducking us for 2 years.”

As for what weight class Pacquiao will fight Mayweather … Roach said 147 lbs — that’s the upper limit of welterweight. Of course, even if Pacquiao can rearrange his schedule, both sides have to agree on a financial deal. Roach says, “We’ll do it on even terms.”

By TMZ Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th — …


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Abraham promises spectacular comeback

Photo: Team Sauerland

King Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) has promised to make a spectacular comeback on Saturday night when he takes on Argentinian Pablo Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) in front of a sell-out crowd at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany. “I will start the year with a victory and also end the year with a victory,” the former IBF Middleweight Champion said at today´s final press conference. “I am determined to be world champion again in 2012.”

Ulli Wegner believes Abraham will make a winning return. “Arthur has worked hard in the preparation,” the German coaching legend said. “He will be in top shape on Saturday night. He needs to bounce back with a convincing performance.” (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland King Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) has promised to make a spectacular comeback on Saturday night when …




UFC

Gabriel Gonzaga – The Return of “Napao”

If anyone had earned a vacation from mixed martial arts, it was Gabriel Gonzaga. For years, the heavyweight standout had fought a wide selection of the best heavyweights of this era, from Randy Couture and Mirko Cro Cop to Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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If anyone had earned a vacation from mixed martial arts, it was Gabriel Gonzaga. For years, the heavyweight standout had …


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Hunter on protests by Khan and Golden Boy

Barry Hunter manager/trainer for Lamont Peterson has issued a statement regarding Amir Khan’s and Golden Boy Promotions’ protests to the IBF and WBA:

By Barry Hunter

Unfortunately, we are in this process of dealing with these unfounded protests. It would be an understatement to characterize Lamont as being disappointed in the unprofessional manner in which Khan is attempting to discredit his performance in the ring and victory. We were raised to conduct ourselves where Champions display professionalism, both in victory and defeat. Lamont previously tasted defeat and handled it the way it should be handled – – he worked harder on areas that needed improvement to maximize his performance in the ring. Now, he is World Champion.

Khan blames everyone and everything but his performance and lack of ability to make adjustments in the ring for his loss. He claims that the Ring Announcer privately stated he won, then that the referee’s discretionary actions should be overruled, then a mystery man in a black hat with no association to the Peterson Camp somehow affected the outcome of the bout, and also that the judges did not score the Bout correctly. Each claim is boldly false, but because Golden Boy and Khan have the financial resources to file protests and lawyers to create questionable accusations we are forced to address these issues. .We will not let these foul tactics take away from Lamont’s hard work, dedication and monumental victory. Furthermore, since Khan continues to focus on a man at ringside I want to be very clear– Mustafa Ameen is in no way, nor has he ever been affiliated or associated with anyone within Team Peterson. That includes myself, Lamont and Anthony Peterson. (more…)

Barry Hunter manager/trainer for Lamont Peterson has issued a statement regarding Amir Khan’s and Golden Boy Promotions’ protests to the …


Boxing News

Martin, Kennedy meet in ‘must win’ collision

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights this week will originate from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when junior featherweights “Marvelous” Chris Martin (23-1-2, 6 KOs) and Teon “The Technician” Kennedy (17-1-1, 7 KOs) meet in the 10-round main event that both fighters desperately need to win.

Martin is looking to rebound after an October 10-round split decision loss to Jose Baranza. Previously, Martin scored his career-best win in a 10-round decision against previously undefeated Chris Avalos. “The key to fighting this guy (Kennedy) is the jab and movement,” Martin said. “I think Kennedy’s a straight-forward fighter, and that’s what we’re working on – lateral movement and combinations. I’m working on throwing more punches and landing more punches.”

Kennedy, previously ranked #3 by the IBF, is coming off a tough twelve round decision loss to Alejandro Lopez. “I’ve been training really hard for this fight, and am well-prepared,” said Kennedy. “I’ve seen a couple of tapes on Chris Martin. He has a lot of skills, but I also see a lot of mistakes that I can capitalize on. My approach is to keep the jab out there and see what he can do with it.” (more…)

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights this week will originate from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when junior …


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UFC Arrives In Sweden – Tickets On Sale This Week: The UFC makes its debut in Sweden on April 14 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm! UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday, January 11 at 10am CET

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UFC Arrives In Sweden – Tickets On Sale This Week: The UFC makes its debut in Sweden on April 14 …



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Cloud-Campillo is on for February 18

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 8 KOs) will challenge unbeaten IBF light heavyweight king Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KOs) at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. For Cloud it will be the fourth defense of his belt and for Campillo it’s an opportunity to be a world champion again after losing his WBA crown in controversial fashion against Beibut Shumenov in 2010. Headlining the card is a showdown between former world champions Paul Williams and Nobuhiro Ishida.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 8 KOs) will challenge unbeaten IBF light …


Boxing News

Kell Brook vs. Matthew Hatton is official

As expected, it was announced today that Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton will meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on March 17. “This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long time and to get it at the Sheffield Arena means the world to me,” said Brook, 25. “When I first sat down with Eddie, he told me that his vision was a sell-out night at Sheffield Arena and now we’re here. It is a competitive division and we’re both trying to achieve the same goal, so I know that by putting him out of the equation, it gives me a clearer run at the title. I want people to stand up and take notice of me and these are the kind of nights that makes that happen.

“We’ve been looking at fights here and in the US but this is the one that gives me the buzz. I know I’m comfortably the best Welterweight in Britain and I’m going to put in a devastating performance on March 17 to show the World just that.” (more…)

As expected, it was announced today that Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton will meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, …


Boxing News

Godfrey-Namauu collide at ‘The Boat’ Jan 21

Cruiserweight hopefuls Joell Godfrey (13-5-1, 6 KOs) and Henry Namauu (9-5, 5 KOs) will square off Saturday, January 21 in the ten round main event of Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 85” from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In the six round co-feature, unbeaten welterweight prospect Nate Serrano (3-0, 2 KOs) takes on Roberto Crespo, 2-1. Ring announcer Amy Hayes will serve as the master of ceremonies throughout the evening. (more…)

Cruiserweight hopefuls Joell Godfrey (13-5-1, 6 KOs) and Henry Namauu (9-5, 5 KOs) will square off Saturday, January 21 in …


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Tomasz Adamek: I will never fight just for money

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team

“I have message for people who think that after Vitali Klitschko I will just cruise along, fighting only for money,” says former IBF cruiserweight and WBC light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs), who in his first heavyweight title fight lost to WBC champ Vitali Klitschko. “People who think that don’t know me. If you only fight for money you will lose because we have guaranteed purses before we step into the ring. I want to win, and it will never change.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team “I have message for people who think that after Vitali Klitschko I will …



Boxing News

New foe for Molina

By Francisco Salazar

Lightweight contender John Molina will have a different opponent whom he will face on February 17th, promoter Dan Goossen told Fightnews.com on Tuesday morning. Molina will now face hard-hitting southpaw Marvin Quintero in a 10 round bout at the College Park Center in Arlington, TX. “Molina was originally scheduled to face Alejandro Sanabria, but he fell out,” said Goossen. Molina will be fighting for the first time since stopping Robert Frankel after the fifth round in June. He has won his last five bouts in a row since his only defeat at the hands of Martin Honorio in November of 2009. Quintero has won his last four bouts in a row, all by knockout, since a shocking second round knockout to Daniel Attah in November of 2010. Molina, who turned 29 last month, hails from Covina, CA, while Quintero resides in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

By Francisco Salazar Lightweight contender John Molina will have a different opponent whom he will face on February 17th, promoter …


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Spivey-Vazquez on Feb. 4 in AC

By Rick Scharmberg

Classy veteran Dorin Spivey (40-6, 29 KOs) will face dangerous Philadelphian Victor Vasquez (14-5-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday, February 4 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Spivey and Vasquez will engage in a ten round bout with the vacant NABA lightweight title at stake. Spivey’s world-class skills made him a contender in 2001-2002, when he easily defeated the likes of Billy “The Kid” Irwin and Mike “No Joke” Stewart, who were then at the height of their respective careers. The co-main event will pit fan favorite Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (29-2, 21 KOs) taking on hard hitting Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (20-6-1, 18 KOs) in a heavyweight bout. The card, which takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl, and is aptly titled “Super Brawl I”, is presented by Diane Fischer’s Dee Lee Promotions in association with Tropicana Casino and Resort. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Classy veteran Dorin Spivey (40-6, 29 KOs) will face dangerous Philadelphian Victor Vasquez (14-5-1, 7 KOs) on …


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Main Events wins IBF Judah-Paris purse bid

A Purse Bid was held today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for #1 between #3, Zab Judah and #4, Vernon Paris. Main Events won with a bid of $ 70,110.00. Don King Productions bid $ 51,000.00.

A Purse Bid was held today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for #1 between #3, Zab Judah and #4, …


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IBF statement on Mustafa Ameen

At this point in time the IBF has decided to break its silence and provide some clarification on the matter of Mr. Mustafa Ameen’s presence at the IBF/WBA championship bout between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson. Initially, the organization chose not to publicly address this matter to preserve the integrity of the hearing scheduled for the appeal filed by Golden Boy promotions on the ruling of the aforementioned bout. The sole purpose in doing so was with the intentions that all parties, and most importantly, the panelists could go into this hearing with clear minds and no preconceptions or prejudices.

Mr. Mustafa Ameen does outreach work for the IBF’s SARB/Education Fund. This fund was initially created to financially assist retired professional boxers experiencing monetary difficulties. Shortly over a year ago, IBF President Daryl Peoples and Mr. Ameen agreed that he would network on behalf of the organization with the purpose of connecting with these fighters in order for the IBF to provide them with some financial assistance. Mr. Ameen’s role with the organization is limited to just this. He is not an employee or an official of the organization, nor does he receive any monetary compensation from the organization for his efforts.

Previous to the Khan-Peterson bout, the IBF made a request for the Washington, D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission to extend Mr. Ameen the courtesy of a credential to enter the arena. Mr. Ameen was not assigned by the IBF to officiate this bout. Despite all that has transpired, at this point the IBF has not changed its stance and plans on moving forth with the hearing as scheduled on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Mr. Ameen will be present at the hearing to explain his actions and what transpired during the bout between him and Mr. Welsh, the WBA supervisor.

At this point in time the IBF has decided to break its silence and provide some clarification on the matter …



UFC

Pyle punches passport … so he can punch Funch

Mike Pyle’s passport has seen plenty of action throughout his career, reflecting his eagerness to battle time zone changes and hostile crowds that came to see the out-of-towner get his you-know-what kicked . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Mike Pyle’s passport has seen plenty of action throughout his career, reflecting his eagerness to battle time zone changes and …


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UFC Rio: Flash quotes

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Brazil this weekend with UFC RIO™: ALDO vs. MENDES. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will face No. 1 challenger Chad Mendes, while middleweight co-main event stars Vitor Belfort and Anthony Johnson collide. All fighters have checked into the host hotel in Rio, and had this to say regarding this Saturday’s clashes. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Brazil this weekend with UFC RIO™: ALDO vs. MENDES. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will …


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Stieglitz-Weber officials

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the world title bouts between Super Middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz vs Henry Weber and Female Junior Lightweight champion Ramona Kuehne vs Renata Domsodi this Saturday, January 14 at the Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Baden Wurttenberg, Germany.

Valcarcel reported that for the fifth title defense of Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) against the German Weber (15-0, 3 KOs), the referee will be Andre Van Grootenbruel, from Belgium. The judges for Stieglitz-Weber are Jose Roberto Torres, from Puerto Rico, Ingo Barrabas, from Germany, and Zoltan Enyedi, from Hungary. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Istvan Kovacs.

For the fight between Kuehne (18-1, 5 KOs), the 130lb WBO champion in her third defense, and Domsodi (7-1, 3 KOs), the referee will be Ingo Barrabas, and the judges Manuel Maritxalar, from Spain, Jose Roberto Torres and Zoltan Enyedi. WBO supervisor for this bout will be Istvan Kovacs.

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the world title bouts between …


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Warren wants neutral officials for Vitali-Chisora

After two highly controversial decisions lost recently by British fighters in the opponent’s backyards, promoter Frank Warren will be eyeing the selection of the officials very carefully for the upcoming February 18 clash between WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and Dereck Chisora in Munich, Germany. “The fight will be under a lot of scrutiny, we will be asking the Boxing Board of Control to have neutral officials,” said Warren at Monday’s press conference in London. “We have had the last couple of fights with British guys abroad when there has been some controversy. The eyes of the world will be on this fight, so I am quite sure that they will ensure the right people are appointed as referees and judges.”

After two highly controversial decisions lost recently by British fighters in the opponent’s backyards, promoter Frank Warren will be eyeing …


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The Blueprint: Belfort vs. Johnson

Anthony Johnson is a career welterweight who is tired of the massive self-deprivation required in order to make the division’s 170-pound weight limit. “Rumble” often walks around at over 200 pounds, so in order to compete, that means that more often than not, his camps are focused on shedding weight, rather than properly preparing for a fight from technique and game growth perspectives . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Anthony Johnson is a career welterweight who is tired of the massive self-deprivation required in order to make the division’s …


Boxing News

Ricky Hatton takes over

Ricky Hatton has replaced Gareth Williams as CEO of Hatton Promotions. Although Gareth will no longer be working full time for the group he will still be retained as Hatton Promotions legal advisor and representative. In recent months, Ricky has proved that he has fully recovered from depression and taken a hands on role within his organisation. Late in 2011 he took out a trainer’s licence and is overseeing a mushrooming empire which includes a clothing brand, a private members gym and a TV network. The flagship company is his boxing outfit, Hatton Promotions who are the EBU European Promoters of the Year and have produced dozens of major champions in three years. (more…)

Ricky Hatton has replaced Gareth Williams as CEO of Hatton Promotions. Although Gareth will no longer be working full time …


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Mikey Garcia will open telecast for Juanma-Salido rematch

By Franscico Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia will fight on Saturday, March 10th in Puerto Rico, Top Rank matchmaker Brad Goodman told Fightnews.com on Monday afternoon. Garcia will fight in the opening televised bout against an opponent to be determined prior to the Juan Manuel Lopez-Orlando Salido rematch. Both fights will be televised on SHOWTIME “Championship Boxing.” “We’re working towards a 12 round fight, even though we don’t have an opponent yet for Mikey,” said Goodman. “If we can’t get him a 12 round fight, then he will fight in a 10 round bout at 128 pounds.” Garcia, (27-0, 23 KOs) from Oxnard, CA, is coming off a one-sided and impressive fourth round stoppage victory over the normally-durable Juan Carlos Martinez on October 22nd. Garcia knocked Martinez down once in the third and dropped him twice more in the fourth before the fight was waved off. Garcia, has stopped his last five opponents in a row, is ranked in the top 10 of all sanctioning bodies. He is trained by his older brother, Robert Garcia.

By Franscico Salazar Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia will fight on Saturday, March 10th in Puerto Rico, Top Rank …


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It’s official: Brähmer vs. Guerrero

Universum has finally confirmed that former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) will face Jose Maria Guerrero (29-2-1, 11 KOs) in his comeback fight on January 28. “I’m in very good condition and I train daily in Schwerin [Germany]. The sparring is very good so far,” says Brähmer, who was stripped after late pull-outs in three consecutive WBO title defenses. The information that Guerrero would be the opponent has been out there for awhile, but now it’s official.

Universum has finally confirmed that former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) will face Jose Maria Guerrero …


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Rigondeaux reaching peak condition

Report and photo by Reynaldo Sanchez

WBA interim super bantamweight titleholder Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux is reaching the peak of his training in the Heavyweight Factory GYM in Hollywood, Florida. Monday evening Rigondeaux arrived on time to work with his physical conditioner DJ Montanocordoba and trainer Ismael Salas as they continue preparations to face WBA champion Rico Ramos on January 20th in Las Vegas.

“We are ready to fight with anyone,” said Rigondeaux “The bases are already full and there isn’t anywhere to hide. After I beat Ramos, we have in mind to face the best of the division and we can’t wait [to fight] them.”

Report and photo by Reynaldo Sanchez WBA interim super bantamweight titleholder Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux is reaching the peak of …


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Klitschko-Chisora presser quotes

Photos: Action Images

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and challenger Dereck Chisora faced off today at the at The Landmark Hotel in London in advance of their championship clash on February 18th at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany.

Dereck Chisora: Everybody’s tired of you and your brother. There’s no excitement in the ring. It’s time for the new king. People want a new relief in boxing. Him and his brother have killed the sport I love. It is time for the new king, and that will be me come February 18.

Vitali Klitschko: Many people say the fights of the Klitschko brothers are boring. That’s because we win. We need to fight someone who can beat us. I think Dereck can do that. He beat Robert Helenius. He beat a future world champion. Can he beat the real world champion?

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Photos: Action Images WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and challenger Dereck Chisora faced off today at the at The Landmark …


Boxing News

Hernandez ready for Cunningham rematch

Newly-crowned IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) is eager to get back into the ring with two-time world champion Steve “USS” Cunningham (24-3, 12 KOs). The duo will collide for the second time in four months during Team Sauerland´s big show at the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt on February 4, with Enad Licina (21-3, 11 KOs) and Alexander Alekseev (22-2, 20 KOs) clashing for the vacant European Cruiserweight Title and European Light Heavyweight champion Eduard Gutknecht (22-1, 9 KOs) defending his title against mandatory challenger Viacheslav Uzelkov (25-1, 16 KOs). “It is going to be an exciting night of boxing,” Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer said at today´s press conference in Frankfurt. “The three title fights promise a lot of excitement, especially the rematch between Hernandez and Cunningham. Their first fight was very dramatic. I think it´s a 50-50 fight, with Hernandez being the favourite because he is the world champion.” (more…)

Newly-crowned IBF Cruiserweight Champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez (25-1, 13 KOs) is eager to get back into the ring with two-time …


Boxing News

WBC orders Cuello-Lopez eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC #1 minimumweight contender Ganigan Lopez (20-4, 14 KOs) and WBC #2 Denver Cuello (29-4-6, 19 KOs) have been ordered to face off in a WBC final eliminator to determine the official minimumweight contender. Representatives have been informed to commence negotiations and in the absence of an agreement there will be a purse bid on February 3 in Mexico City.

Lopez is a former WBC silver titleholder promoted by Boxeo de Gala and Cuello is the current silver belt beltholder promoted by Canelo Promotions.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC #1 minimumweight contender Ganigan Lopez (20-4, 14 KOs) and WBC #2 Denver Cuello (29-4-6, 19 …


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Jr bantamweight contenders to collide in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source in Mexico reported that IBF #11 Juan José “Goofy” Montes (21-2, 14 KOs) and IBF #13 Oscar “Ceviche” Ibarra (27-5, 18 KOs) will fight for the IBF International jr bantamweight world championship on February 18 probably at the Coliseo Olímpico at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Rodrigo Guerrero is the IBF world champion in the division.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source in Mexico reported that IBF #11 Juan José “Goofy” Montes (21-2, 14 KOs) and …


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2011 – The Year in Retirements for UFC

Perhaps more than any other year in recent history, mixed martial arts saw a host of top fighters retire from the sport, ranging from Hall of Famer Randy Couture to action hero Chris Lytle. And while the following fighters won’t be gracing the Octagon again, it’s clear that they’ve made a mark in the sport that won’t be forgotten anytime soon  . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Perhaps more than any other year in recent history, mixed martial arts saw a host of top fighters retire from …


Boxing News

Abraham comeback sold out

Photo: Team Sauerland

King Arthur Abraham´s hotly-anticipated ring return has electrified German boxing fans. While a crowd of 1,000 people attended Sunday´s open work-out at the Europapark Rust, all 4,000 tickets for Saturday´s fight against Pablo Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) have been sold. “I am very grateful for the support of the fans,” King Arthur (32-3, 26 KOs) said. “I will put on a great show. 2012 will be a big year for me. I want to be world champion again.”

In the co-featured main event at Offenburg´s Baden-Arena, WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) will put his title on the line against Henry Weber (15-0-1, 3 KOs). “Weber is young and hungry but I will defend my title,” Stieglitz said.

King Arthur Abraham´s hotly-anticipated ring return has electrified German boxing fans. While a crowd of 1,000 people attended Sunday´s open …


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Boxing returns to Ventura County

By Francisco Salazar

Ventura County in Southern California is known for a number of positive things: pristine beaches, strawberries, lemons, the Camarillo outlets, and soccer. And of course, professional boxing.

Some of the best fighters in boxing today currently live and train within the county limits. Sergio Martinez, Victor Ortiz, Brandon Rios are just a few who migrated to the cities of Ventura County and live simple lives. Even though champions, contender, and unbeaten prospects apply their trade in the “805,” there has been a lack of boxing action in recent years. That will all change as boxing returns to Ventura County after an almost five-year drought. Speaking of five-year droughts, one fighter will return to the ring after having not laced gloves in that period of time.

Former bantamweight and super bantamweight contender Jose Aguiniga will fight Juan Ruiz on Saturday, February 25th in an eight round bout at the Country Club (Golf Course) in Santa Paula, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Ventura County in Southern California is known for a number of positive things: pristine beaches, strawberries, lemons, …


Boxing News

A Quiet Storm brews in Philly

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Greg Robinson’s Power Productions is set to bring an interesting boxing card to the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia, PA on Friday night the 13th of January, featuring the return of the former NABF champion Farah “The Quiet Storm” Ennis (17-1, 11 KO’s) against the always dangerous Grover Young (5-4-1, 1 KO. The co-feature of the evening is a highly competitive lightweight clash as Angel Ocasio (6-0, 1 KO) battles it out with Camden, New Jersey’s Jason Sosa (4-1-1, 1 KO). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Greg Robinson’s Power Productions is set to bring an interesting boxing card to the National Guard Armory …


Boxing News

Paulie Ayala presents Gloves & Guitars

After a great 2011 that saw Paulie Ayala Productions, led by former world champion and Fort Worth boxing legend Paulie Ayala, put his stamp on the Dallas-Fort Worth fight scene with the Battle of DFW and Fright Night, Paulie Ayala Productions looks to raise the stakes even greater with their first event of the year, Gloves & Guitars, on Saturday, January 28th at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena in Fort Worth, Texas.

Gloves & Guitars will combine professional boxing with 7 bouts followed by a live performance from Fort Worth’s own Tejas Brothers. The Tejas Brothers debut CD was recognized as the 7th most played album for 2009 by the American Music Association. (more…)

After a great 2011 that saw Paulie Ayala Productions, led by former world champion and Fort Worth boxing legend Paulie …










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