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- Glen Tapia OK after brutal fight
- #1 Cazares wins majority nod over Miranda
- Baby Jake Matlala dies
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City of Laredo Mayor Raul Salinas (ctr) welcomes (L-R) Dennis Shafikov, former 2-time world champion Juan ‘El Torito’ Diaz, Adailton DeJesus, U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez and Alex Saucedo during a press conference to announce their upcoming exciting fights on Top Rank’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card televised on the UniMas network, Saturday, August 17 from the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo,Texas.
Diaz from Houston, will take on big punching DeJesus of Brazil in the main event and Ramirez will be featured in a 6-round rumble with Mike Maldonado. Undefeated (31-0-1) Shafikov of Russia will face Santos Benavides and Saucedo of Oklahoma City will battle Ramon Pena of Mexico.
Abu Dhabi’s first-ever live professional boxing event will take place October 17 at the 5,000-seat capacity du Forum located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The event will be promoted by Lion Heart Boxing Productions, Ltd in association with Europe’s Top Team and will feature the two-time British heavyweight champion and Iron Mike Tyson conqueror, Danny Williams (46-11), Moroccan welterweight Said Ouali (29-4) and Dubai’s Mohammad Ali Bayat (3-0), all against opponents to be announced.
Previous professional boxing events in the United Arab Emirates have all been hosted in Dubai with the only exception being a fight card held on March 29, 2013 at the Sharjah Sports Stadium, in Sharjah, when Dubai’s Mohammed Ali Bayat Farid (3-0) faced Turkey’s Shahin Aras in a six-rounder. (more…)
Information on a new date and new venue for the postponed bout between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera will be announced shortly. Ticket holders for the original September 7 date at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles will be offered a refund at the original point of purchase. If tickets were purchased from AXS via Purchase By Phone or through www.axs.com, refunds will be received automatically via AXS. Tickets purchased from the STAPLES Center box office can be refunded there, beginning today, Thursday, August 15, 2013. Those who purchased tickets at any other outlet should reach out to that original point of purchase and contact them directly for a refund.
Light welterweight prospect Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor (21-1, 7 KOs) returns to the ring Thursday night, September 12, to headline the 12th annual Fight To Educate (FTE) Pro-Am boxing event, at Verizon Wireless Center in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Fight To Educate, presented in part this year by Alrich Cabinet, is a unique charity event that combines a love of sports with the vision of assisting children and seniors in need, who with fundraisers like this could be ‘down for the count.’ During the past 11 years, Fight To Educate has raised more than $500,000 in donations benefitting local New Hampshire non-profit organizations. (more…)
WBC featherweight world champion Abner Mares, former two-division world champion Jhonny Gonzalez, former IBF bantamweight world champion Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz and WBC super bantamweight world champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas held a media conference call to discuss their upcoming August 24 world title showdowns taking place at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Abner Mares: I’m one of the elite and I have to beat Jhonny. I can’t lose. He’s tough, experienced and I’ll gain a lot from this fight.
Jhonny Gonzalez: I’m 100% motivated. He’s the best and it motivates me to regain the title. I know Abner Mares will be prepared. It’ll be an explosive fight.
Victor Terrazas: Leo Santa Cruz is younger and strong, but I’m ready. The one that prepares the best will come off with the win.
Leo Santa Cruz: I want that title. I want to win and I will give it everything I have to give the fans a great show.
IBF President Daryl Peoples and IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker visited former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes at his restaurant, Champ’s Corner Bar & Grill, in Easton, Pennsylvania to present him with a commemorative world title belt.
During the visit Holmes explained that his original belt was never returned when he lost his title to Michael Spinks on April 19, 1986. His publicist, Jay Newman, contacted the organization inquiring whether the belt could be replaced. Larry Holmes was presented with the current version of the world title belt engraved to commemorate the date he fought for the organization’s title. (more…)
On Wednesday, Sept. 4, history will be made as the Ultimate Fighting Championship®’s long-running reality series, The Ultimate Fighter®, makes its debut on America’s new sports network, FOX Sports 1. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and No.1 title contender Miesha Tate serve as coaches in the first ever season to feature women as coaches and cast members. The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate kicks off with a two-hour premiere beginning at 10 p.m. ET. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vasquez (33-3, 13KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico is gearing up for his next fight against Panama’s Ammeth Diaz (32-11, 23KOs). Vasquez vs. Diaz will take place Saturday September 28 at the Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico for Vasquez IBF lightweight title. Fightnews.com talked to the IBF lightweight champion at the Ponce de Leon Boxing Bym in Montebello, California.
“Right now we are preparing for my next fight which is September 28 against Ammeth Diaz, another mandatory challenger, and it’s time to open up my training camp,” Vasquez told Fightnews.com. “We have already fought, this is a rematch against him. I beat him the first time in my hometown.”
Not only beat him, Vasquez totally dominated the Panamanian fighter scoring a knockdown en route to a 120-107, 120-107, 119-108 in Guadalajara, Mexico. (more…)
Photos by DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller
Thomas Dulorme (18-1, 13 KOs) continues his road to redemption as he goes for his third consecutive win on August 17th against Francisco Figueroa (20-5-1, 13 KOs) at the Revel Casino-Hotel, Atlantic City.
Last year Dulorme was considered a sure-shot prospect and Puerto Rico’s fastest rising star. Dulorme showed the power, speed and poise that reminded some of his countryman of the great Felix “Tito” Trinidad. Unfortunately, the title of heir apparent was emphatically shattered on October 27, 2012, when Dulorme stepped up against Argentinean strongman Carlos “El Potro” Abregu for the vacant WBC International welterweight title. (more…)
The UFC will land in Boston this weekend for the second time in the promotion’s history when UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Sonnen helps launch the first day of the new FOX Sports 1 network, and what’s on tap could be one of the biggest non-Pay-Per-View cards ever to grace the small screen . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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By Sam Geraci
Before the press conference, Fightnews conducted some quick Q&As with the featured fighters on Friday night’s historic fight card to be held at U.S. Cellular Field (Home of the Chicago White Sox), the first outdoor boxing event held in Chicago since the “The Big Fight” between heavyweight legends Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson on September 25, 1962, at Comiskey Park, the former home of the Chicago White Sox. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source has informed Fightnews.com that the World Boxing Organization (WBO) has asked Mexican four-division world champion and current WBO jr welterweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez to voluntarily move to the welterweight division where he would be rated #1 when he faces WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley on October 12. According to the source, the WBO doesn’t consider that it is stripping Marquez’ world title but wants to reclassify him as a welterweight since hasn’t defended his 140lb crown since April 14, 2012.
However Marquez wants to keep his world champion status and has asked the WBO to wait until after the the October 12 fight before he makes a decision.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC welterweight and WBA super welterweight super world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr weighed in Wednesday to comply with the regulations of the World Boxing Council requiring a 30-day weigh-in. Mayweather scaled in at 150.3 pounds, with 169 being the maximum allowable weight. Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather will collide on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo, who weighed 166.8 lbs. must lose 14.8 pounds by the September 13 weigh-in date. Floyd is already under the 152 pound contract weight.
Photo: Felipe Leon
California Boxing Hall of Fame promoter Bobby DePhilippis and his company Bobby D Presents are gearing up for their next mega fight slated for Friday, August 30th, at the home for southern California professional boxing, The Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA. Bobby D Presents is coming off their very successful fight card last month where undefeated knock out artist Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker stopped Tijuana tough guy Mario “Popeye” Hermosillo in one round while lightweight Leon Spinks III struggled but remained undefeated under the watchful eye of his legendary grandfather “Neon” Leon Spinks who was in the house along with over one thousand other San Diego fight fans.
For August 30th, DePhilippis will present the return of local hometown favorite Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana (6-1-2, 1KO) as she comes back after a year hiatus out of the ring. Quintana, known for her come forward aggressive style, will face the always feared TBA for six rounds. The female flyweight is coming off her first loss at the hands of Sindy Amador but is determined not only to get back in the win column but to get back in the groove to demand a rematch. (more…)
By Sam Geraci
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba Images
On Tuesday at the Copernicus Center on Chicago’s Polish Northwest Side, 8 Count Productions, 3 Count Productions, Warriors Boxing and Ulrich Knockout Promotions held their final media conference to discuss “The Big Fight 2,” which will be featured on ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights on August 16 in Chicago and is headlined by an IBF eliminator between IBO light heavyweight champion Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (23-2, 13 KOs) and former world champion Gabriel “El Chico Guapo” Campillo (22-5-1, 9 KOs).
Although the light heavyweight matchup between Chicago’s “Polish Prince” and Spain’s “El Chico Guapo” is certainly an intriguing and significant one that features a young, straightforward conventional fighter with a big right hand in Fonfara stepping up against a wily veteran with an elusive southpaw style in Campillo, the historical significance of the event overshadows the terrific headlining light heavyweight matchup as well as the exciting fighters featured on the undercard, which include undefeated Polish heavyweight Artur “The Pin” Szpilka, Chicago fan favorites “Merciless” Mike Mollo and Junior Wright as well as Chicago’s next potential star Adrian “El Tigre” Granados. (more…)
Boxing’s first openly-gay boxer, contender Orlando Cruz, is now engaged to his boyfriend, Jose Manuel. The proposal happened on Facebook: More
The wife of fallen boxer Billy Smith pays tribute to her late husband. More
Scott Quigg and Yoandris Salinas will fight for the WBA super bantamweight title on the David Haye-Tyson Fury undercard Sept. 28 at the Manchester Arena in England.
Fired-up Sergey Kovalev says he has no time for tragedies as he prepares for Nathan Cleverly. More
IBF President Daryl Peoples has announced that the site for the IBF/USBA 31st Annual Convention. While San Diego was the more popular by just a handful of votes during the 2013 Convention in Berlin, the IBF has decided to host the convention in 2014 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ from Sunday, May 18 – Thursday, May 22.
“We made this decision based on all that was discussed at the last meeting in Berlin related to our future conventions,” said Peoples in a letter to IBF/USBA members. “Hosting the 2014 convention at Resorts makes the most financial sense for the organization because of their reasonable lodging and event services rates, as well as the location. Additionally, we want to incorporate some of the changes to our convention format addressed in Berlin, such as the length of the officials seminars. It was with careful consideration to all of this that we made this decision. (more…)
By Mariano A. Agmi and Arvin Nundloll at ringside
Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment
In the co-feature Wednesday night before a sold-out crowd at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, Harlem’s Tor Hamer (21-2, 14 KOs) blew out Kertson Manswell (23-8, 17 KOs) by technical knockout in round 1. Weighing in at an enormous 280 lbs, Manswell attempted to use his 60 lb weight advantage over Hamer, landing a left hook and leaning on the smaller fighter when in close. Hamer wisely chose to counter his slower opponent with quick and heavy shots, including a right hand to the head that dropped the Tobogan midway through the opening stanza. Manswell beat the count, but he was struggling to stay on his feet as the fight turned into a wrestling match with both fighters tumbling to the canvas on a few occasions. When they arose, Hamer landed a huge uppercut followed by a right hand that dropped Manswell for a second time in the round. Unfortunately, Hamer also appeared to land at least two more shots while Manswell was on his knees. Manswell slowly crumbled to the floor, indicating that he could not continue. The referee did not believe him, and he ruled Hamer the winner by TKO at 3 minutes of round one.
In the main event, junior middleweight Boyd Melson (12-1, 4 KOs) enthralled the crowd with a magnificent win against Jason Thompson (5-7, 4 KOs.) Melson brought the fight to Thompson, surviving a cut to knock down Thompson in round and win on the judges’ scorecards. (more…)
Here is Weigh In for Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa,CA. A Roy Englebrecht Promotions show:
Rhonda Luna 133 vs Crystal Morales 133.8
(IFBA world female lightweight championship)
Curtis Millender 169.4 vs JC Llamas 168.6
Jack May 260 vs Keishaun Hill 261
Dwain Victorian 139 vs Ricardo Cubias 144
Mauricio Diaz 135 vs Jose Huerta 134
John Hays 152.5 vs Donte Stower Spinks 152.3
Doors at 6:30pm first bout 7:30pm
Saturday night at the Davis Conference Center in Layton, Utah, heavyweight veteran Billy Zumbrun and Damien Wills fight in separate bouts. Zumbrun, 26-13-1, faces Las Vegas boxer Henry Namauu, 10-6, in a bout CCC Promotions is advertising as for the Utah heavyweight championship. Former contender Wills, 30-3-1, inactive for two years, meets journeyman Dante Craig, 20-15-1. The rest of the card is comprised of six prospects in separate bouts. Two Utahns, super-featherweight Jose Haro, 7-0, of Salt Lake City, and cruiserweight, Jesse West, 1-0, of Fruit Heights, are touted as the future of Utah boxing by promoter Tracy Spinks. Haro faces Eduardo Guillen, 1-2, of Mexico, and West fights Keith Busch, 1-1, of Arizona. (more…)
Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best
Unbeaten Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez and former two time champion Giovani Segura will face finally this Saturday at the International Ballroom of El San Juan Resort and Casino in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with Top Rank to be broadcast by DIRECTV Pay Per View in Puerto Rico.
“This Saturday we will have another great fight between Puerto Rico and Mexico when Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez faces a good former champion Giovani Segura headlining a show that will feature seven fights with former Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz, from Dominican Republic, former contender Jonathan Oquendo and “50 Cent” fighter Emanuel “Pirata” de Jesus,” PRBBP President Ivan Rivera said. (more…)
Boxing’s new Monday night series, Golden Boy Live!, heads to the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas on September 2 featuring a 10-round welterweight bout between former World Champion Luis Collazo (33-5, 17 KOs) and surging 22-year-old prospect Alan Sanchez (12-2-1, 6 KOs). The fight will air live on FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network and FOX Deportes. In addition, local hero Raul “The Cobra” Martinez (29-3, 17 KOs) faces off with Daniel “Cuate” Quevedo (13-13-3, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super bantamweight battle.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Team Maidana has announced that Marcos “Chino” Maidana has signed a management contract with Al Haymon today. Jason Watson, a member of the Haymon Team, was in Puerto Madero, Argentina, where the signing took place. There is interest in doing a November 9 Maidana-Broner PPV event, but that bout hasn’t been signed yet. Other fights being discussed for that card are Paul Malignaggi vs. Jesus Soto Karass and Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero. The event would take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Photos: Pete Susens/Top Rank
Former undisputed lightweight world champion Juan Diaz gets put through the paces in his final workout at Dos Laredo’s Boxing Gym in Laredo, Texas today. Diaz will face Adialton DeJesus on Saturday at The Laredo Energy Arena here in the main event. Diaz is gloved up by conditioning coach Brian Caldwell and gets some ringwork with trainers Tim Knight and Derwin Richards. Doors open at 6:00 P.M. and tickets are priced at $10, $20 and $38. They are on sale now at all TicketMaster locations.
Diaz-DeJesus will be televised on Unimas Saturday night. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBA/WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weighed in Wednesday to comply with the regulations of the World Boxing Council requiring a weigh-in thirty days prior to defending a WBC belt. The weigh in took place in Big Bear, California, with WBC supervisor Rudy Tellez overseeing the proceedings. Canelo scaled in at 166.8 pounds, with 169 being the maximum allowable weight. Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather will collide on September 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Canelo must trim down to 152 lbs. by that date.
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