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Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

Sosa upsets Fortuna to win WBA 130lb belt; Cermeno acquires vacant WBA 122lb title in China

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna ...

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Thurman and Porter make weight

Thurman and Porter make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Keith Thurman 146 vs. Shawn Porter 147 (WBA world welterweight title) Porter stripped naked and was right on the limit. Jarrett ...

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Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

Mike Alvarado: I have a lot left in my tank

By Jeff Zimmerman Photos: Porfirio C Barron Jr. Fightnews.com caught up with former world champion Mike Alvarado at Montoya's Boxing Gym in Dallas during ...

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Wladimir Klitschko press conference and workout

Wladimir Klitschko press conference and workout

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing As Wladimir Klitschko prepares to reclaim the titles that he lost to Tyson Fury back in November 2015, the ...

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Thurman-Porter Final Press Conference

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter went face-to-face Thursday at the final press conference before their eagerly anticipated welterweight world title ...

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Ambunda retains IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Paulos Ambunda of Namibia completely outclassed Jason Cooper from Australia over 12 rounds to retain the IBO super bantamweight belt at the Ramatex Factory in Windhoek on Saturday night. Judges Simon Xamlashe (South Africa) and Eddie Poppoe (Ghana) scored it 117-111 and 120-108 whereas judge Lahcen Oumghar (Netherlands) had it a way out 115-113.

The 35-year-old Ambunda (55.15kg) who was making the first defence of his belt that he won in August this year when he outpointed Leandro David Esperante for the vacant title dominated the fight from the opening round as he piled up the points with his educated left jab. Cooper (55.05kg) who is only ranked at No. 38 by the IBO was never in the fight as the stocky and more experienced Ambunda scored with stinging blows to the head throughout. In rounds eleven and twelve Ambunda resorted to unnecessary show boating and was fortunate not be cautioned by referee Dean Dwarte (SA).

The 24-year-old Australian fought a courageous battle and it was only due to Ambunda’s lack of punching power that saw him see out the distance, Ambunda a former WBO bantamweight champion improved his record to 24-1, 10 KOs, and Cooper’s record dropped to 14-3-1, 7 KOs. (more…)



December 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Olympian Jose Ramirez still unbeaten

Photos: Top Rank

In the toughest fight of his young career, U.S. Olympian and current NABF champion Jose Ramirez (16-0, 12 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision against rugged Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night. The super lightweight clash took place in front of 13,120 at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. Garcia dropped Ramirez with a counter right hand in round two and was more than willing to trade punches. Ramirez fought furiously, usually coming out better in the numerous toe-to-toe exchanges. In the end, scores were 79-73, 79-73, 77-74.

Ramirez, who won the WBC Continental Americas super lightweight elt, stated “Fighting before a big crowd was awesome. In the ring I battled against a tough opponent. It was hard fight, a real battle. Garcia took a lot of hard punches. I am going back to gym and focus harder.”

Trainer Justin Fortune, in corner with Jose, stated, “Title fights are always hard, never easy. Obviously Jose wanted to knock out Garcia. Jose did wobble him good about six times. It was hard work and a great victory.”

Johnny Garcia commented, “In the second round I caught Jose with a straight right to the chin. He went down. It was a great shot.” (more…)



December 6th, 2015


Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez defeats Hurricane Futa

Former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (59-10, 49 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over Hurricane Futa (20-6-1, 10 KOs) to claim the WBC international super featherweight title on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. Scores were a bizarre 119-104, 119-109 and 119-112.

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December 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Fuentes defeats Rodriguez, Cayetano stops Orucuta

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In a clash of Mexican jr flyweight contenders, WBO #2 Moises “Moi” Fuentes (23-2, 12 KOs) won a split decision over WBO #6 Francisco “Chihuas” Rodriguez (17-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Municipal Gym in Tecate, Baja California. Scores were 116-112, 116-112 for Fuentes, 116-112 for Rodriguez. Fuentes is aiming for a rematch against WBO mini-flyweight champion Donnie Nietes

In the co-feature, WBO #9 bantamweight José “El Tigre” Cayetano (18-4, 9 KOs) scored a TKO when WBC #5 Felipe “Gallito” Orucuta (31-4, 25 KOs) didn’t come out for the seventh round.

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December 6th, 2015


Boxing News

Rivera edges WV2, Brand tops Bektemirov

Photos: Scott Foster

In an entertaining scrap, undefeated Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (21-0-2, 14 KOs) won a split decision over former WBO junior featherweight world champion Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez Jr. (24-2-5, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall in Kissimmee, Florida. Rivera was very aggressive in the fight. Vazquez caught him in round three and dropped him, however in the end it was Rivera winning 96-93, 95-94 on two cards. Vazquez was up 98-91 on the third card.

Light heavyweight Alexander Brand (26-1, 19 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win a split decision over previously unbeaten Medzhid Bektemirov (16-1, 12 KOs). Scores were 98-91, 98-91 for Brand and 95-94 for Bektemirov.

Other Results:
Luis Arias W8 Dinisio Miranda (super middleweight)
Wellington Romero KO1 Arnamdo Meroles (welterweight)
Josean Figueroa TKO6 Antoney Napunyi (super bantamweight)
Angel Acosta TKO3 Felipe Rivas (flyweight)
Ricardo Rodriguez D6 Bryan Perez (super bantamweight)

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December 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs destroys Quillin in one

By Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the main event of a Showtime-televised card from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, WBA middleweight title-holder Danny Jacobs blew out former WBO middleweight title-holder Peter Quillin in just 85 seconds. Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) hurt Quillin almost immediately with a flush right. Quillin backed into the ropes where the two Brooklynites exchanged hard shots. It was Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KOs) who came out of it worse,and two other Jacobs rights had him wobbling across the ring. Referee Harvey Dock took a quick look at the wide-eyed stare of Quillin and called the fight off with the fighter still standing. Quillin didn’t protest the stoppage, either, although some in attendance found it to be a premature call.

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December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuellar retains WBA featherweight title

By Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Jesus Cuellar (28-1, 21 KOs) defended his WBA Featherweight title by defeating Jonathan Oquendo (26-5, 16 KOs) over 12 rounds at the Barclays Center in New York. Cellar dropped Oquendo in round four en route to a 116-111, 116-111, 120-107 verdict.

In the 1st round, Cuellar warned for hitting behind the head but was still more aggressive, pressing the action and forcing Oquendo to fight on the back foot. Throughout the 2nd and 3rd, Cuellar was content to use his jab to open up the right hook but none the less had the crowd growing in anticipation of seeing some heavier shots landed.
A left hook dropped Oquendo in the 4th round with a left hook that caught Oquendo of balance, Oquendo, however, picked himself up and maintained his composure to see out the round. A cut emerged from Oquendo in the 5th round just above his left eye, giving Cuellar an easier target to pick at. (more…)



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Algieri, Browne, Smith, Foreman, Hardy win Brooklyn undercard fights

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

In the final fight of the night at the Barclays Center on Saturday female super featherweight Heather Hardy maintained her unblemished record (and sent her local fans home happy) with an eight-round unanimous decision win against Noemi Bosques. Judges scored the fight 80-72 (twice) and 79-73, all for Hardy, now 15-0 with 3 KO’s. The fight was a rematch of a May 29 encounter between the women in the same arena in which Hardy scraped by with a split decision win. Bosques is now 10-4-2 with two knockout wins.

Former WBO junior welterweight champion and current #6 in the world, Chris Algieri, continued his comeback trail with a 10 round points win over Erick Bone. Algieri knocked down Bone in the 8th en route to a dominant points victory. Algieri pressed the action from the start of round 1, syncing his hook and jab to deliver some excellent 1-2 combinations to slow down Bone. Algieri showcased his superior footwork by controlling the pace of the fight and closing off the ring to Bone, quickly throwing a hook to keep Bone thinking twice before coming in. The action slowed down towards the middle rounds, Algieri doing enough to stay ahead by timing his jab as Bone came forward to close the distance. Round 7 saw Algieri move to the body to try and wear down Bone. In the 8th round, Algieri knocked down Bone with a perfectly time body shot, a right hook to the ribs, that put Bone down just as the round was drawing to a close. Both Algieri and Bone went toe-to-toe in the 9th round, delighting the crowd as both let their guards down and traded hooks. At the end of 10 rounds of boxing, the judges at ringside scored the fight 95-94, 97-92 and 97-92 all to Chris Algieri. Algieri is now 21-2 with 8 KOs while Bone moves to 16-3 with 8 KOs. (more…)



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder still looking for a Jan 16 challenger

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: Emily Harney

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder held a press conference Saturday to discuss his January 16 title defense against an opponent to be named.

Deontay Wilder: “It’s frustrating, having no opponent…Anywhere I go, I’m always going to get criticized for fighting. If I were to beat Klitschko, people would say ‘he’s passed his prime.'”

[On his mandatory defense against Alexander Povetkin] “I’ll go anywhere. If he wins the purse bids, then we have to pack our bags and these warm coats and these leather gloves. If that happens and we have to go to Russia, we’ll be prepared.”

[On Vyacheslav Glazkov opting not to fight him] “It’s very disereptful to have something set up and then (have an opponent) take an easier route.”

[On fighting in Brooklyn] “Vegas is one thing, but we need somewhere else now and that is at the Barclays Center.”

Promoter Lou DiBella: [On rumors of Wilder facing Artur Szpilka] “This is a Showtime fight…there is no opponent and no discussion took place about that.”

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Tickets for Wilder’s defense start at $25 in an attempt to target real fight fans.



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Culcay retains WBA interim 154lb title; Pulev, Chisora, Granat KO foes

WBA interim super welterweight champion “Golden” Jack Culcay (21-1, 10 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Dennis “The Hurricane” Hogan (22-1-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Inselparkhalle in Hamburg, Germany. In a tactical battle, Culcay landed the cleaner, more eye-catching punches to win by scores of 117-111, 119-109, 116-112.

Former heavyweight title challenger Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs) laid out Maurice Harris (26-21-2, 11 KOs) in the first round with a right hand to the body. Time was 1:59.

Former heavyweight title challenger Dereck Chisora ​​(23-5, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Peter Erdos (9-9-4, 3 KOs).

Unbeaten heavyweight Adrian Granat (10-0, 9 KOs) knocked out 40-year-old Michael Sprott (42-25, 17 KOs) with a right to the jaw in round one.

Other results:
Ismail Özen W6 Mihai Macovei (super middleweight)
Enrico Kölling W8 Serhiy Demchenko (light heavyweight)
Freddy Kywitt KO1 Andrei Dolhozhyieu (welterweight)
Gökalp Özekler KO1 Adnan Hadzihajdic (middleweight)
Wanik Awdijan TKO6 Bronislav Rubin (middleweight)



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

‘Professor’ Fox Teaches Lesson In Maryland

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over Adam “Bad Boy” Mate of Budapest, Hungary during the main event of the King’s Promotions card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. The 20-year-old Fox, making his King’s Promotions debut, systematically broke Mate down throughout the contest with a strong right jab and solid left hands to the body and head. The 6’4″ Fox used his height very well and Mate never could overcome the height differential as he went into survival mode by the fourth round.

“Once the jab landed, we started to open up from there and in rounds two and three we started touching the body with the jab,” Fox said. “After we started throwing combinations ending with the left to the body, his body language started to tell the story.”

Fox is now 8-0, two KO’s while Mate falls to 17-7, 10 KO’s. (more…)



December 5th, 2015

UFC

Rose Namajunas: Fighting Is The Priority

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all in the fight game, Rose Namajunas got a haircut.

And for a little while, at least in MMA circles, it broke the internet . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Waseem scores bodyshot KO in Thailand

Former amateur super flyweight standout Muhammad Waseem (2-0, 2 KOs) of Pakistan stopped Suparyanto Doglo (7-3-1, 4 KOs) of Indonesia in the third round on Saturday night in Bangkok, Thailand. The special ten round featured attraction was the only boxing match on the traditional King’s Cup muay thai show, an annual celebration of the King of Thailand’s birthday. Onesongchai promoted the event. Waseem is on the fast track and his promoter Andy Kim (AK Promotions).stated that Waseem is likely to fight for a major regional title in his next bout in early 2016. Waseem is currently the only Pakistan-born professional boxer.



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Parker chops down Martz in one

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

World rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) needed less than two minutes to demolish West Virginian Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (14-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday at the Clauderlands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. Parker connected with a right hand that sent Martz crashing face first to the canvas to end it at the 1:57 mark. At 6’7, Martz was the tallest opponent Parker has faced to date. Currently rated WBO #5, WBC #11 and WBA #12, Parker is already scheduled to be in action again against southpaw Jason “Ironman” Bergman (25-11-2, 16 KOs) on January 23 at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa.

In the co-feature, unbeaten 2012 Olympian welterweight Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (13-0-1, 8 KOs) outpointed Ahmed El Mousaoui (22-2-1, 5 KOs) over ten rounds by scores of 97-93, 99-92, 98-92.



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Referee Marlon Wright

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Canadian referee Marlon Wright talks to Fightnews about how he moved to Montreal, Canada from Kingston, Jamaica at the age of eleven, became amateur Golden Gloves champion and later turning professional engaging in eleven pro contests. Marlon also talks about working as the third man in the ring in fifteen world title bouts that include one of the best fights for 2015 – James DeGale vs. Lucian Bute



December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO Latino Weights from Kissimmee, FL

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports & Miguel Cotto Promotions

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr 123.2 vs. Rafael Rivera 122.2
Alexander Brand 168.8 vs. Medzhid Bektemirov 170.6
Luis Arias 158.8 vs. Dionisio Miranda 163.6
Wellington Romero 142.6 vs. Armando Meroles 141.6
Josean Figueroa 118.6 vs. Anthony Napunyi 119
Angel Acosta 108.4 vs. Felipe Rivas 108.8
Ricardo Rodriguez 118.4 vs. Bryan Perez 118.6
Mike Melykian 137.2 vs. Jimmy Rosario 135.8

Venue: Osceola Heritage Park, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Roc Nation Sports/Cotto Promotions
TV: HBO Latino

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December 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Chimpa Gonzalez still unbeaten

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Tristan Bellisimo / Golden Boy Promotions

Six unbeaten fighters entered the ring on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. All six emerged with their “0” intact, five via knockout.

In the main event, popular lightweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (12-0, 11 KOs) stayed undeafeated with a second round destruction of journeyman Alejandro Ochoa (7-11-2, 1 KO). “Chimpa” was on the attack from the opening bell. He dropped the very game Ochoa in round two and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage.

Unbeaten bantamweight Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (12-0, 5 KOs) stopped late sub Ernesto Guerrero (17-17, 11 KOs) in round three. Negrete finished Guerrero with a body shot. Time was 2:51. (more…)



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City

Thomas LaManna 148 vs. Ariel Vasquez 144
John Lennox 210 vs. Willis Lockett 198.5
Quian Davis 258.5 vs. Santario Holdbrooks 238
Alshamar Johnson 164.5 vs. Villi Bello 164
Luis Perozo 136 vs. Davontae Steele 142

Venue: The Claridge Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ
Promoter: Rising Boxing Promotions in association with Vincent M. Ponte’s Gulfstream Promotions
Tickets are $50 GA, $75 Ringside, $75 Stage & $125 VIP



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Los Mochis

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Johnny González 128 vs Hurricane Futa 128.70
WBC regional super featherweight title

Alberto Guevara 123 vs Arturo Santos 123
Karim “Traviecito” Arce 115 vs Javier Miranda 115

Venue: Polideportivo Centenario Los Mochis, Sinaloa
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Fresno

Photos: Carl Klingenberg

Jose Ramirez 140 vs. Johnny Garcia 139.8
Andy Vences 131.4 vs. Manuel Rojas 132
Guy Robb 126.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 127
Joe Louie Lopez 163 vs. Dave Courchaine 158.8
Alex Rojas 140.8 vs. Emilio Hernandez 136.6
Saul Lomas 144.2 vs. Eduardo Dominguez 144.8
Eric Altamirano 136 vs. Ricardo Maldonado 136

Venue: Save Mart Arena, Fresno, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

Note: A heavyweight clash between Andy Ruiz Jr and former world title challenger Michael Grant was cancelled when Grant wasn’t approved by the California Athletic Commission. Andy is being rescheduled for December 12 in Tucson.

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December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club returns January 29

Kicking off 2016, the first “LA Fight Club” of the new year will feature East L.A’s undefeated Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) in a 10 round featherweight bout headlining the live event on Boxeo Estelar on Estrella TV on January 29 from downtown LA’s Belasco Theater. Undefeated featherweight standout Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez (19-0-1, 14 KOs) will also make his first 2016 ring appearance in a 10-round featherweight televised co-main event. Additional fighters on the undercard will be announced soon.



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Sellout Crowd Sees Night of Fireworks

It might be the Christmas season but it was a Fourth of July feeling on Thursday night inside The Hangar at the final Fight Club OC show of 2015. Five big time knockouts, a favorite beaten, and money thrown into the ring after three fights told the whole story as another sellout crowd of 1,432 watch the fireworks on the 11 bout card. Knockout winners were Olympic Silver Medalist Tugstsogy Nyambayar, Virgilijus Stapulionis, Ruben Martinez, Flavio Rodriguez, and Stephan Shaw. Three times during the show fans showered the ring with over $200 in cash to show their appreciation for super efforts by Adan Mares vs Pedro Lopez who fought to a majority draw, for Envincii Dixon who at 5-12 upset 6-2 Luis Bello in a SD win, and Ruslan Madiye 7-0 taking a UD win over a very game Thomas Herrera. Fight Club OC kicks off 2016 on February 18th.



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Chisora ​​boxing in Hamburg tomorrow

Heavyweight Dereck Chisora ​​(22-5, 14 KOs) has cleared all obstacles and will appear on Saturday night’s boxing card in Hamburg. In his Team Sauerland debut, Chisora will take on Peter Erdos (9-8-4, 3 KOs) of Hungary.



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Jacobs, Quillin, Cuellar, Oquendo make weight

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime

Daniel Jacobs 159.5 vs. Peter Quillin 159
(WBA regular middleweight title)

Jesus Cuellar 125.25 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 125.25
(WBA regular featherweight title)

Chris Algieri 145.8 vs. Erick Bone 148.8
Marcus Browne 177.4 vs. Francisco Sierra 183
Heather Hardy 127.7 vs. Noemi Bosques 122.2
Will Rosinsky 173.6 vs. Joe Smith Jr 173.4
Yuri Foreman 153.4 vs. Lenwood Dozier 152
Luis Garcia 187.8 vs. Willie Williams 184.6
John Hernandez 138.4 vs. Jack Grady 140.4
Titus Williams 126 vs. Emmanuel Castro 127.2

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime, Sho Extreme

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December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Culcay, Hogan make weight

Jack Culcay 152.8 vs. Dennis Hogan 153.7
(WBA interim super welterweight title)

Kubrat Pulev 248 vs. Maurice Harris 228.6
Ismail Özen 168.7 vs. Mihai Macovei 168
Adrian Granat 264.6 vs. Michael Sprott 239
Enrico Kölling 178.6 vs. Serhiy Demchenko 174.8
Freddy Kiwitt 147 vs. Andrei Dolhozhyieu TBA
Gökalp Özekler 165.8 vs. Adnan Hadzihajdic 154.3
Wanik Awdijan 160.1 vs. Bronislav Kubin 159

Venue: Inselparkhalle, Hamburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Kevin Barry

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Kevin Barry, who trains world rated heavyweights, WBO #5, WBC #11, WBA #12, Joseph Parker and WBO #15 Izuabe Ugonoh, talks to Fightnews about the Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko world heavyweight title bout and the plan for both Joseph Parker and Izuabe Ugonoh in 2016.



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Interview: Colonel Bob Sheridan

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan talks to Fightnews about New Zealand world rated heavyweight Joseph Parker (16-0, 14 KOs) who will be in action against American Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (14-2-1, 11 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday at the Clauderlands Arena in Hamilton, New Zealand. The Colonel also talks about new WBA, WBO,IBF champion Tyson Fury and world heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua. The Colonel says that Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua will eventually rule the heavyweight division.



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Andy Ruiz has big challenge tomorrow

Unbeaten world rated heavyweight contender Andy Ruiz (26-0, 17 KOs) will face a big test on Saturday night. Literally. Ruiz will be taking on 6’7 former world title challenger “Big” Michael Grant (48-5, 36 KOs) in an eight round clash at the Save Mart Arena in Fresno, California. Ruiz was originally slated to face veteran Jason Gavern (27-19-4, 12 KOs), but he will now face the 43-year-old Grant, who challenged Lennox Lewis for the heavyweight championship in 2000.

The UniMas televised card is headlined by U.S. Olympian and current NABF champion Jose Ramirez (15-0, 12 KOs) against Johnny Garcia (19-3-1, 11 KOs) in an eight round lightweight clash.

Other notable eight-rounders on the card include super featherweight Andy Vences (13-0, 9 KOs) facing Manuel Rojas (12-2, 4 KOs) and featherweight Guy Robb (16-1, 7 KOs) versus Juan Ruiz (24-19, 7 KOs). Both

The rest of the lineup (all four round bouts) features unbeaten local fighters:

Joe Louie Lopez (6-0, 3 KOs) vs. Dave Courchaine (2-6, 2 KOs) (middleweight)
Alex Rojas (1-0-1, 1 KO) vs. Emilio Hernandez (2-2, 2 KOs) (super lightweight)
Saul Lomas (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Eduardo Dominguez (2-0, 1 KO) (lightweight)
Eric Altamirano (5-0, 4 KOs) vs. Ricardo Maldonado (5-3, 0 KOs) (lightweight)



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Fox Headlines Card in Maryland tonight

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Pro boxing returns to Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD tonight with a King’s Promotions card that will not have one boxer on the card with a losing record.

In the main event, undefeated Forestville, MD super lightweight Mykal “The Professor” Fox will make his King’s Promotions debut in a six-round contest against Adam “Bad Boy” Mate of Sopron, Hungary. Fox (7-0, two KO’s) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision win over Juan Carlos Castillo on July 18 in Washington, DC. Fox signed with King’s Promotions in October. Mate (18-6, 11 KO’s) has won three of his last four bouts and makes his second appearance in the United States. On July 25, Mate lost by fifth-round TKO to William Silva on a nationally-televised (UniMas) card in Hollywood, CA. (more…)



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

New opponent for Hernandez-Harrison

Due to a visa issue, Canada’s Steve Claggett will be unable to participate in Saturday’s televised co-feature bout against Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs). Hernandez-Harrison will now face Ammeth Diaz (32-12, 23 KOs) of Panama City, Panama in the ten-round welterweight bout which will be the chief support to former WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-1-5, 19 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico against Rafael “Big Bang” Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico. Opening the HBO Latino Boxing series televised event, which will air live from Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall A in Kissimmee, Florida, will be a ten-round light heavyweight bout featuring Colombian slugger Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs).

Diaz, a former world title challenger who has won five of his last seven bouts, will look to put a blemish on Hernandez-Harrison’s undefeated record this Saturday. The Panamanian has held both the WBA Fedelatin and WBC Latino Lightweight titles and owns a win over Raymundo Beltran. (more…)



December 4th, 2015

UFC

Northcutt Talks Training With GSP

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles catches up with Sage Northcutt ahead of his Fight Night USA bout on December 10 to talk about his training session with George St-Pierre and also the haters out there in the MMA world . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Thailand

Muhammad Waseem 115 vs. Suparyanto Doglo 115

Event: King’s Cup 2015
Venue: Sanam Luang Bangkok, Thailand
Promoter: Andy Kim (AK Promotions), Onesongchai Promotions



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Fort Washington, MD

Mykal Fox 139 vs. Adam Maté 139
Thomas Snow 118½ vs. Tibor Nadori 116
Santario Martin 156½ vs. Nicolas Hernandez 158½
Sam Crossed 190½ vs. John Felty 197
Junior Castillo 157½ vs. Roland Nagy 152½
Chris Warden 139½ vs. Bernardo Rodriguez, Jr. 134

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Rosecroft Raceway
1st Bell: 8 PM ET



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Tyson Fury’s controversial “homophobic” interview

Wladimir Klitschko confirms rematch with Fury

Jermain Taylor faces 54 years in prison

Ricky Hatton’s ex-trainer goes to trial



December 4th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Weights

Christian Gonzalez 130.4 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 134
Oscar Negrete 117.6 vs. Ernesto Guerrero ??
Ivan Delgado 130.8 vs. Luis Lizarraga Jr 130.4
Nicolas Arce 126.8 vs. Ali Gonzalez 127.4
Emilio Sanchez 125.6 vs. Juan Hernandez 125.8
Joshua Franco 114.4 vs. Leonardo Reyes 114.4

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Estrella TV



December 3rd, 2015




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