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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over ...

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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Boxing News

WBC Statement on Adrien Broner

WBC Statement: Adrian Broner has been a pride of the WBC, being a former World Youth Champion, a former USNBC Champion, and WBC lightweight world champion. The WBC offered full support to him during his quest to campaign in the welterweight division. During the period of time that Adrian Broner competed as a welterweight, the WBC ordered an interim championship and Omar Figueroa dramatically won the interim belt. The WBC wishes to express to Adrien Broner our sincere wishes for his success in the future, as he will continue competing in different weight divisions. He will always have the doors open in the WBC. The WBC is proud to ratify Omar Figueroa as the undisputed WBC lightweight champion.



January 29th, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Brooklyn

Photos: Rich Kane – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Victor Ortiz 146.6 vs. Luis Collazo 146.6
Eddie Gomez 147.2 vs. Daquan Arnett 148.6
Gary Russell Jr 126.8 vs. Miguel Tamayo 126.4
Marcus Browne 176.4 vs. Kentrell Claiborne 180
Zachary Ochoa 140 vs. Victor Sanchez 128.6
Emanuel Gonzalez 129 vs. Victor Sanchez 128.6
Rafael Vazquez 123.8 vs. Brad Patraw 123.4

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Sports 1

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January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Harrison vs Brewer Tops Detroit Card

By Bob Ryder

Kaltsas Productions (George & John Kaltsas) return to the Masonic Temple on Friday, February 7 as they present “Showdown For Motown III”. Headlining the show is Detroit’s own junior middleweight Tony Harrison as he takes on veteran Grady Brewer. Brewer, although certainly on the downside of his career, figures to provide solid opposition for the young Harrison. Harrison has scored easy early round KO’s in his last two outings for Kaltsas Boxing but Brewer looks to give Tony a more difficult test in this eight round main event. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

It’s official: Danny Garcia to fight March 15th in Puerto Rico

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

The date of March 15th is now set for the return of junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 27-0, 16 KOs. Garcia will defend his WBA, WBC & Ring Magazine championship belts in a 12-rounder against Californian Mauricio Herrera, 20-3, 7 KOs. In his last fight, Garcia scored his career-best performance with a unanimous decision over Lucas Matthysse. “It’s official. I’m fighting March 15 in Puerto Rico,” Garcia announced on Facebook.

Garcia’s parents were both born in Puerto Rico, and the fight with Herrera will be held in the hometown of Garcia’s mother, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Baymon, Puerto Rico. Garcia was born and raised in Philadelphia.

Also on the card will be a heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott, and a featherweight fight between Juan Manuel Lopez and Daniel Ponce De Leon. The card will be televised by Showtime.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Goossen Tutor inks Vanes Martirosyan

Make way, Chris Arreola! There’s another “Nightmare” in the Goossen Tutor Promotions stable of boxers, as promoter Dan Goossen today announced the signing of veteran world title challenger and world-ranked contender, Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan.

The 6-0 tall, 27-year old Armenian native, who has lived in Glendale, California since emigrating there with his family at age 4, has compiled an impressive 33-1-1 record with 21 knockouts in his nearly nine years as a professional boxer while fighting under Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc. banner. The orthodox-style super welterweight was recently ranked as the #1 contender in most of the world sanctioning organizations. He formerly held the NABF Super Welterweight and NABO Junior Middleweight titles.

“I’m really excited about signing with Goossen Tutor Promotions,” Martirosyan exclaimed. “I see a very bright future ahead of us. I do want to thank Bob (Arum) for all his support the last seven years, I am very grateful and wish them the best of luck.” (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Liverpool show date change

Frank Warren’s show at Aintree Racecourse on Saturday March 1 has been rescheduled to Saturday March 8. The show line-up remains the same with Ellesmere Port star Paul Butler defending his WBO/WBA super-flyweight title against Diego Liriano headlining, and Liverpool’s Commonwealth flyweight champion Kevin Satchell defending his title against Issac Quaye. The undercard features Ronnie Heffron v John Thain, Terry Flanagan, Thomas Stalker, Ryan Farrag, Jazza Dickens, Matty Fagan and Stephen Lewis.

Frank Warren and BoxNation – who will be televising the show live – mutually agreed the change to March 8th with that date being the preferred date originally. Tickets with the March 1 date printed will still be valid for the new date.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Nishizawa retires; Tameda defeats Indonesian champ Tito

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

It was a show in commemoration of former OPBF super-middle and light heavy champ Yoshinori Nishizawa’s farewell to the ring. Nishizawa, 48, officially announced his retirement and appeared in sparring sessions prior to a customary ten-gong ceremony on Tuesday at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.

In the main event, up-and-coming featherweight stablemate of Nishizawa, Tsuyoshi Tameda (9-1-1, 7 KOs), 126, displayed a fine performance in defeating Indonesian champ Hero Tito (17-4, 9 KOs), 126, by a shutout decision (all 80-71) over eight lopsided rounds. Tameda, five years his junior at 20, floored Tito with a well-timed right to the button to take the initiative in the opening session. Tito, a solid left hooker, occasionally threw his trademark looping lefts but Tameda kept stalking him with a positive two-fisted attack throughout the contest. Tameda, a sturdy youngster, had the Indonesian champ at bay with a vicious right but failed to finish him with a follow-up attack in round five. Tameda, powerful and aggressive, may be worth watching from now on. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

UFC

Canada gets five UFC events in 2014

Canada is set to host an unprecedented five live events in 2014 as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® today unveiled its plans for the Great White North. The UFC® will make its first-ever visits to Quebec City and Halifax while also returning to Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. The organization also announced it will bring UFC Experience to four smaller communities across the country this year in conjunction with its UFC Community Works program. In all, the UFC will visit six of 10 Canadian provinces in 2014 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Hughie Fury opponent named: Matt Greer

Unbeaten teen heavyweight Hughie Fury aims to make it a lucky 13 when he features at the Copper Box Arena on February 15th. Undefeated Fury has stormed to 12 wins inside a year of turning pro, stopping seven early, and takes on American Matt Greer over six rounds. The 19-year-old from Manchester joins his cousin Tyson who takes on Gonzalo Omar Basile in a ten-round contest, with Dereck Chisora headlining in a defense of his WBO/WBA International titles against Kevin Johnson. Greer (16-13, 11 KOs) has been kayoed in five of his last seven fights.

“Greer is a good step up for me as he’s mixed with world level fighters so I can’t wait to take the challenge and show the boxing fans that I can deal with the experience for someone my age. I’m looking forward to the fight very much.” said Fury. “He’s fought the likes of Wilder, Ruiz Jr. and Shimmell and also Dennis Boystov and Kevin Johnson. If he gives me some rounds then great, it’s all experience in the tank for me at my age, but if I see the opening early I’ll take him out of there. I’m in no rush to a title fight, I’m enjoying fighting regularly and learning my trade with each fight. Team Fury is building up towards the top, I’m enjoying the ride, but when the time comes for a world title I’ll be good and ready.”



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine goes the distance to beat Jackson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) outclassed little known New Zealander Gunnar Jackson (18-4-3, 6 KOs) over ten rounds on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Jackson had some good moments, but Mundine dealt out most of the punishment although he was unable to stop the tough Kiwi. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 100-90.

The bout took place at a 74 kilo (163.1 lb) catchweight. Mundine was originally slated to face Carson Jones. Jackson stepped in on seven days notice.



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Jim Finley, owner of legendary Finley’s Gym in DC, Passes at 85

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By Gary “Digital” Williams

The owner of one of the legendary boxing gyms in Washington, DC –Finley’s Gym — passed away today at the age of 85. Jim Finley opened the gym in 1960 and it became the spot in the Nation’s Capitol for boxers where boxers could train. Bob Foster, Sugar Ray Leonard, Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson, Larry Holmes, George Foreman and Mike Tyson are just some of the countless number of boxing legends that passed through the doors of Finley’s Gym before the gym closed in 2001.

The boxing scenes for the 1973 Al Pacino movie “Serpico” were shot in the gym and the location was depicted as a training site in an edition of the EA Sports boxing video game “Knockout Kings.” (more…)



January 29th, 2014

AWE TV

Munroe: I can still win a world title

Rendall Munroe bids to become a two-weight European champion when he faces Lee Selby for the vacant Featherweight crown at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday live on AWE TV, and says he still has designs on World title glory. Munroe hung the gloves up after defeat against Scott Quigg in their clash for the interim WBA Super Bantamweight title in November 2012. The Leicester man stayed away from the fight game for just four months though and was back in action in his hometown in May with a first round win. The former WBC World title challenger added ten and six round points wins to his belt before the end of the year and now takes on the hotly-tipped star Selby.

“I don’t think I ever stopped being at my best,” said Munroe. “The issue for me was my weight, that was the thing letting me down – trying to make the weight all of the time. Sometimes it takes a bit of relaxation time to realise, and as my manager said to me recently, the best thing that happened was me retiring, getting my head clear and deciding what I wanted to do. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 Main Card Fantasy Preview

There’s rarely a bigger moment in all of MMA than when a card features two title fights, and that’s exactly what will happen at UFC 169, when both the bantamweight and featherweight titles are on the line . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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January 29th, 2014

Boxing Result

Adama: “If I beat this guy, I’m gonna be like the president in Africa!”

Adama vs Carasquillo-5Interview by Sam Geraci
Photos by Tom Barnes

On February 1st, Osumanu “Machine Gun” Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) challenges WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (28-0, 25 KOs) in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Despite representing Ghana in the 2000 Olympics, never being stopped and challenging for a world title for a second time, Adama remains a relatively unknown fighter who has been brushed aside in this matchup by many as nothing more than a B-side knockout victim. In the following interview, Adama acknowledges that he’s a “Nobody” looking for a chance to prove himself. The fighter discusses his strengths and what this fight means for his career plus boxing in Africa. (more…)



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez-Vera 2 undercard shaping up

The undercard is shaping up for the Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Bryan Vera rematch on March 1 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. As previously announced, the much anticipated co-feature is WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido defending his title against Vasyl Lomachenko.

In ten round action, former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (38-4, 19 KOs) takes on Gerardo Robles (18-12, 9 KOs) and unbeaten super lightweight Karim Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) faces Francisco Contreras (21-4, 16 KOs). Unbeaten lightweights Ivan Najera (12-0, 8 KOs) and Anronio Capuline (11-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Six round bouts include two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (8-0, 7 KOs) vs. TBA, unbeaten welterweight Alex Saucedo (11-0, 8 KOs) meets Gilberto Venegas (12-12-4, 8 KOs) and unbeaten featherweight Jerren Cochran (9-0, 4 KOs) is penciled in against Edwin Solis (5-2-3, 3 KOs).



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather vs. Amir Khan: Everything you need to know about the proposed showdown. More

Can rugby star Quade Cooper find room for a pro boxing career? More

Who is Gunnar Jackson and why is Aussie Anthony Mundine fighting him? More

Talent denied: Len Johnson was a potential 1920s superstar who was denied the chance to excel in boxing. More



January 29th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine ready for Jackson clash Wednesday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (45-5, 27 KOs) will be in action Wednesday when clashes with New Zealand middleweight Gunnar Jackson (18-4-3, 6 KOs) over ten rounds at the Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. “I’m always getting belittled within the Australian media for my achievements,” Mundine said. “It doesn’t bother me none, but I think it would have more effect if I don’t say much and let my hands do the talking.

“I really want to go for the 154-pound WBA championship. Obviously I want the biggest fights in the world but that doesn’t happen if they don’t choose you. You have to put yourself in a position to get those fights. That’s my mentality and that’s where I want to go. Last year, I had 10 months between fights. I was chasing the big fights, I was chasing the dream. But when you do that, you’re stalling your momentum. I need to build that back up again. (more…)



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Loaded card planned for March 15 in Puerto Rico

Espinoza boxing has announced that former world champions Daniel Ponce de Leon and Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez will collide on March 15 in Puerto Rico. Also expected to land on the Showtime-televised Golden Boy Promotions show is a heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Malik Scott and WBC/WBA super lightweight champion Danny Garcia defending against Mauricio Herrera.



January 28th, 2014

UFC

The Fight Begins to Legalize MMA in New York!

Urging that 2014 be the year New York joins all other 49 states in legalizing professional mixed martial arts (MMA), officials and athletes from The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were joined by the two prime sponsors of the legislation – Assembly Majority Leader Joseph D. Morelle (D-Irondequoit) and Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Oneida County) – as well as other legislators and MMA supporters to kick off the effort to legalize and regulate professional MMA in New York . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Abraham kickoff press conference

Photos: Team SES/P. Gercke

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz and mandatory challenger Arthur Abraham had the kickoff press conference today to announce the third fight in their trilogy on March 1 at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Both fighters have one win apiece.

Arthur Abraham: “On March 1, I’m getting back my title belt. There’s nothing more to say. The talking is done.”

Robert Stieglitz: “2013 was my year. I got back my “loaned” championship belt and twice successfully defended it. Now I want to successfully defend my title again. I will remain a world champion. I am really happy about being able to write boxing history. Three times against the same opponent in a world title fight – that has never happened before in Germany.” [Editor's note: apparently he forgot about the recent Huck-Afolabi trilogy.]

Promoter Ulf Steinforth: “Robert Stieglitz against Arthur Abraham – that was the ‘Fight of the Year.’ The second fight between the two in 2013 was one of the most moving moments of my life.”

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January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Karpency Bros. & Martz headline in W. Va.

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (21-4) returns to action this Friday at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia. Karpency will face veteran, fellow light heavy Rayco Saunders (23-21) in the main event of the 8 bout Pro/Am card promoted by Dyer Promotions. In the co-feature, Karpency’s 23 year old brother, Jeremiah, aims to raise his undefeated heavyweight record to 10-0 as he battles former IBF world title challenger Rubin Williams (29-22) in an 8 rounder. Another heavyweight fight will pit rising 6’7 250 pound Daniel “The Mountain” Martz (9-1-1) versus former U.S. Olympian Dante Craig (20-18). In addition, Dan Karpency (1-0) will face Philly’s Greg Thomas (0-1) in a 4 round super welterweight bout. For tickets or table info, call Dyer Promotions at (724)880-3812.



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Cotto-Martinez, WBC election, Golovkin odds, Arslan plans, Floyd Super Bowl wager, NSAC update

Apparently the camps of Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez are near an agreement and an announcement could be coming shortly. The fight date is June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The WBC Board of Governors is planning a February 11 meeting in Mexico City, at which they are expected to elect the next WBC President. Mauricio Sulaiman is the frontrunner.

43-year-old cruiserweight Firat Arslan says despite his TKO loss to WBO champion Marco Huck he will continue his career if future fights could lead to another world championship. Meanwhile, Huck’s trainer Ulli Wegner has proclaimed that Huck would knock out heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

The big fight of the week is WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin against Osumanu Adama in Monte Carlo. Still no U.S. TV for that one. Golovkin is a -7000 favorite to retain his belt. Adama is +3000. The over/under is set at 8 1/2 rounds with “over” at +180 and “under” at -240.

A rumor is being widely reported that Floyd Mayweather allegedly bet $10 million on the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Nevada Athletic Commission will likely not select a successor for former executive director Keith Kizer until April. The next big Las Vegas fight card is Canelo-Angulo on March 8. By the way, if you’re interested in the job, it pays $97,901 plus benefits. Here are the details.



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

R.I.P. Slammin’ Sammy Nesmith

Former Indiana pro Slammin’ Sammy Nesmith passed away earlier this week of an apparent heart attack in his home town of New Jersey. Sammy began his professional boxing career as a middleweight in 1973-1984. Training at the Indianapolis Pal Club on Washington Street. This was back in the same era as locals, Marvin Johnson, Gary Guiden, JB Williamson, and Marion Thomas. He had an impressive record of 38-7, 34 by KO. When he caught you with an uppercut or hook, it was lights out baby. After retiring from boxing, Sammy drove a truck for Coke, then moved to New Jersey and was involved in the horse racing business. He loved country music. Sammy was funny and always made people laugh.



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez ready for the next step

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins/Top Rank

Mexican middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (26-0, 20 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico takes on Houston’s Don Mouton (12-7-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday’s Solo Boxeo telecast on UniMas from the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. Fightnews.com recently caught up with Ramirez at the Ponce De Leon Boxing Gym in Montebello, California where he trained and prepared for this fight. Ramirez told Fightnews.com that he is ready after a hard two month training camp. “It is one more step in my career I am motivated I will give it a hundred percent in this fight,” Ramirez said. “I had some good sparring at the Wild Card a few weeks ago I have also been at the Rock gym, I always look for the best sparring possible. I’m also sparring with a light heavyweight,” Ramirez added.

Mouton has some quality opponents on his resume as he has been up against solid prospects in his last three fights going the distance with Anthony Dirrell, Badou Jack, and Brandon Gonzalez. The three have a combined record of 52-0. He has also taken on former world title challenger Curtis Stevens, so Ramirez will be up against a solid durable opponent. (more…)



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Dickens-Gachechiladze added to Aintree card

Super bantamweight Jazza Dickens aims to get back on track for a shot at the British title when he features on the Aintree Racecourse boxing show on March 1. Dickins, the former English champion, was last in action in September when he challenged Sheffield’s Kid Galahad for the Vacant British title, but was stopped in the tenth round of an enthralling fight. He’ll face George Gachechiladze over six rounds. He joins fellow Merseyside stars Thomas Stalker, Ryan Farrag and Stephen Lewis. Headlining will be undefeated super flyweight Paul Butler who defends his WBO & WBA Intercontinental titles against Dominican Republic challenger Diego Liriano, plus Kevin Satchell who defends his Commonwealth flyweight title against Ghanian Issac Quaye.



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Association for Ringside Physicians backs elimination of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

The Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to the health and safety of the boxer and mixed martial arts athlete, has released a consensus statement on therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replace therapy in professional combat sport athletes, as follows:

The incidence of hypogonadism requiring the use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in professional athletes is extraordinarily rare. Accordingly, the use of an anabolic steroid such as testosterone in a professional boxer or mixed martial artist is rarely justified. Steroid use of any type, including unmerited testosterone, significantly increases the safety and health risk to combat sports athletes and their opponents. TRT in a combat sports athlete may also create an unfair advantage contradictory to the integrity of sport. Consequently, the Association of Ringside Physicians supports the general elimination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy.



January 28th, 2014

UFC

Andy Enz: Following Dad’s Example

Mind over matter. From the very beginning, debuting UFC middleweight Andy “Lionheart” Enz has held a particular mindset that has kept him moving forward, progressing, and on the right path to his moment of fighting inside the Octagon. It’s a way of thinking that has helped Enz persevere, refuse to quit, pick himself up when he’s fallen, and go to the gym to push himself to get better for the next go around. Actually, it’s incredibly simple – Enz wants to make his dad proud . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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January 28th, 2014

Feature Story

Luis Collazo: “When the fire gets hot, Ortiz can’t deal with it!”

Luis Collazo vs Miguel Angel Gonzalez - Chicago, Illinois - August 13, 2005Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Luis Collazo feels good about where he is in his career. There was a time when the former WBA welterweight champion had to travel to his opponent’s backyard for a title shot or a lucrative bout on television. When such a high profile fight was unavailable, the Brooklyn native sat on the shelf for months at a time waiting for a fight to be offered. In fact, Collazo (34-5, 17 KOs) did not see a squared circle unless he was a spectator for all of 2010 despite being injury-free.

A lot has changed since those days. Signed by Golden Boy Promotions in 2011, Collazo is now fighting for the fourth time in fifteen months. He is also headlining a main event on Thursday against a high profile opponent at the Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. (more…)



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Farewell piece on Jersey City boxing legend Jimmy Dupree. More

Nice retro piece on Montana boxing and John L. Sullivan. More

Has Manny Paquiao lost his killer instinct? Timothy Bradley thinks so. More

An arrest has been made in the death of aspiring 19-year-old boxer Jahmeer Alphonso in Philadelphia. More



January 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia steps in to face Gonzalez on Feb 7 FNF

Because of an injury forcing Jonathan Gonzalez to withdraw, tough veteran Roberto “La Amenaza” Garcia (33-3, 22 KOs) of Weslaco, Texas, via Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, will step in to face Monterrey, Mexico’s Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (20-2, 13 KOs) in the Friday Night Fights-televised 10-round middleweight main event on Friday, February 7 at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Garcia vs. Gonzalez will also feature a 10-round, televised co-feature between undefeated featherweight prospect Kamil Laszczyk (15-0, 7 KOs) of Warsaw, Poland, and Nicaragua’s Daniel “El General” Diaz (20-5-1, 14 KOs), plus 18-year-old welterweight prospect Erickson “Hammer” Lubin (2-0, 2 KOs) opening the telecast in a four-rounder vs. TBA.



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Don King: I can’t wait to get Mayorga back in action

Hall of Fame promoter Don King has announced that he is back with former three time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga, who recently announced that he has decided to return to boxing. King is looking forward to meeting with Mayorga in the next few weeks to plan out his return.

King has already met with his partner Vlad Hrunov to negotiate Mayorga’s fight with Dmitry Chudinov in Russia. “I can’t wait to get the Matador back in action,” said King. “I love Ricardo Mayorga and I am very happy to see him come out of retirement. I believe he can become the people’s champion again. He is one of the most promotable fighters in the world and I look forward with great anticipation on promoting him and the great people of Nicaragua.

“Viva Nicaragua!!”



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. rated WBC #1 at super middleweight; Broner stripped of WBC lightweight belt

Former WBC middleweight champion and “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is now the #1 rated super middleweight in the latest WBC ratings, moving up from the #2 spot after #1 Marco Antonio Periban was dropped to #4. Neither fighter fought in December.

In September Chavez was rated at #2 in the middleweight division. He was unable to make weight for a September 28 bout with Bryan Vera, eventually weighing in at 172.4 lbs. In the November and December ratings, Chavez was placed at #2 in the super middleweight division before ascending to the top spot. He is scheduled to face Vera in a rematch on March 1 on HBO.

Also, Adrien Broner was finally stripped of the WBC lightweight belt after leaving the division. Omar Figueroa is taking over as 135lb champion.

Click here to see the just released WBC ratings



January 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview with Riddick Bowe at MSG

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Legendary former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe (43-1, 33 KOs) was in attendance Saturday night in New York City for the big fight card at the Madison Square Garden Theatre. “Big Daddy” spoke with Fightnews.com about the future of American heavyweights and, of course, Andrew Gołota…



January 27th, 2014

Boxing Result

Late Result: Marsili retains EBU title

European lightweight champion, IBF #4 and WBC #9 Emiliano Marsili (28-0-1, 12 KOs) defended his last title by twelve round unanimous decision against Pasquale Di Silvio (17-6-1, 5 KOs) last Saturday night in Tolfa (Rome). The scores were 116-111 twice and 115-112. OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) in collaboration with A&B Events promoted the show with Italia 2 televising the main event live in Italy.



January 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Pass Confirmed as Home of TUF Brasil

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® has confirmed that the eagerly awaited The Ultimate Fighter® Brasil: Team Wanderlei vs Team Sonnen season will be available exclusively on the organization’s new digital subscription service UFC® Fight Pass™. (more…)



January 27th, 2014




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