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

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, ...

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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Arce could defend against Parra in February

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his belt against former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra on February 18 at the Palenque de Durango, Mexico in a event broadcast on Azteca 7. Arce and Parra previously battled to a draw in September 2010.

Mexican female star Jackie Nava could also land a spot on the card against Chantall Martinez for the WBA super bantamweight title. Nava previously outpointed Martinez over ten in January 2010.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his belt against former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” …


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Acquinity Sports makes Hollywood Debut

By Phil Doherty

There are those in the sport of boxing who believe good things happen to those who do the right thing. Well-traveled and well-respected 41-year old Enrique “Henry” Rivalta is one of those “good guys.” In the tight-knit, tight-fisted South Florida promotional scene, Rivalta continues to land on his feet. Joining up with Florida-based online marketing powerhouse, Acquinity Interactive, Rivalta is set to ring in the New Year with a bang on Saturday, January 7th at Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa.

Bringing South Florida boxing back to the beach and out of the local Indian casino shows Acquinity’s commitment to do things differently. The five-star venue will see some five-star firepower as Dominican welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs) defends his WBO Latino belt in front of hometown fans and a nationwide TV audience.

Paredes takes on Mexican slugger Michael Lozado (39-9-1, 31 KOs) for the main event of the televised Telefutura Solo Boxeo season-opener. The sturdy Lozado brings a wealth of experience to bear against the young “lion” Paredes—including battles with Michael Katsidis and Paulie Malignaggi. (more…)

By Phil Doherty There are those in the sport of boxing who believe good things happen to those who do …



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Sympathies for the Kalin family

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Elizabeth Kalin, the wife of Fightnews Australian photographer Werner Kalin, sadly passed away on Christmas day after a long illness. Werner and daughters Melissa and Tanya were at her bedside until the end. Fightnews staff sends its condolences to the Kalin family.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Elizabeth Kalin, the wife of Fightnews Australian photographer Werner Kalin, sadly passed away …


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Ways to watch UFC 141

This Friday, see big guys on the big stage on a gigantic night. Here are ways to watch UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, which goes down on a new night – Friday, December 30 – at a new time – 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

Live in Vegas! Lesnar and Overeem – are you kidding?! This is one main event that should be seen in person to be believed. Bonus: Hotel prices are lower than they’ve been for NYE weekends past and there are tons of free fan events going on, so score your tickets, book your travel and come see us in person. . . . . Click here for more
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This Friday, see big guys on the big stage on a gigantic night. Here are ways to watch UFC 141: …




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BJ Flores plus Cory Spinks-Sechew Powell eliminator on January 28th in Springfield, MO

Tom Morris and FM promotions will team up with Danger Boy events/BJ Flores and Don King Productions for two important fights on January 28th at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri as WBO #3 cruiserweight BJ Flores will headline in the main event and Cory Spinks meets Sechew Powell in an important IBF jr. middleweight eliminator. Flores is starting to put Springfield, Missouri on the map as far as boxing goes, having sold out the last event at the O’Reily Events Center and he looks to do the same thing again at the Shrine Mosque on January 28th. (more…)

Tom Morris and FM promotions will team up with Danger Boy events/BJ Flores and Don King Productions for two important …


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Adrian Hernandez: I promise to get my crown back in 2012

By Adrian ‘Confesor’ Hernandez

I tell my family, friends and boxing fans, I’m still here in Thailand and I’m fine, I will return on December 26. I feel very sad about losing my WBC belt, I promise to be world champion again. It was a very hard fight, the hardest of my life, I was well prepared and felt sure to defend my title. I recognize the new champion. Porpramok is very strong, enduring and hard-hitting. Fighting there was a great feat, heat and humidity ended my ability, after the ninth round I was very tired, I did not like the gloves, that made me lose power, but there is no excuse, that day he was better. This defeat motivates me to be better, I am very sad to have disappointed my country and all who trusted me. I´ll get my title back. I will ask my promoter, Salvador Briman, to seek that revenge and I’ll beat Porpramok, I promise.

By Adrian ‘Confesor’ Hernandez I tell my family, friends and boxing fans, I’m still here in Thailand and I’m fine, …


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Johny Hendricks – to be the man

There are two great prizes in the UFC’s welterweight division and Georges St-Pierre has both of them. The first is the championship belt and the second is a win over Jon Fitch. In his 15 Octagon appearances, Fitch’s sole defeat was in his only title shot against St-Pierre in the “Fight of the Night” winning main event of UFC 87 in August 2008. Actually, the nearly unparalleled career of St-Pierre has one more loss inside the Octagon than Fitch. . . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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There are two great prizes in the UFC’s welterweight division and Georges St-Pierre has both of them. The first is …


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Klitschkos in Florida for the Holidays

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko are spending the holidays with family at their place in Hollywood, Florida, where they plan to get some surfing in before beginning training camp for their upcoming fights. Vitali takes on Dereck Chisora on February 18 in Munich, and Vladimir defends against Jean-Marc Mormeck two weeks later in Düsseldorf.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko are spending the holidays with family at their place …



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ShoBox: Special Edition – Jermain Taylor & Andre Dirrell on separate bouts on Friday

Last boxing telecast of the year! Tune in to a year-end special edition of ShoBox featuring the return of Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell. Live on SHOWTIME, Friday at 11PM ET. Watch Jermain Taylor vs. Jessie Nicklow, Andre Dirrell vs. Darryl Cunningham, and Luis Garcia vs. Alexander Johnson.

Last boxing telecast of the year! Tune in to a year-end special edition of ShoBox featuring the return of Jermain …


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Salcido, West headline January 13 at Pechanga

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward and his famed Kronk Boxing will present a boxing card on January 13 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CAlifornia. Super featherweight Dominic Salcido (18-3 9 KOs) will be in the ten-round main event against TBA. The co-feature will have WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West (14-1 4 KO’s) against TBA. Kronk jr middleweight Tony Harrison, who is 4-0 with 4 first round knockouts will also see action. Tickets available at Pechanga Resort & Casino Box Office, by telephone at 1-877-711-2946, and at www.pechanga.com.

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward and his famed Kronk Boxing will present a boxing card on January 13 at the …


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Jorge Solis arrives in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Who planned a promotion on the very last day of the year? It will happen here in Japan in the form of a world title twinbill. We, on December 31, make it a rule to enjoy a party, drinking to sit up late until we welcome the new year coming. But we, boxing people, have to cover the unusual event by sacrificing year-end celebrations this year. WBA interim super-feather champ Jorge Solis (40-3-2-1NC, 29 KOs) arrived in Tokyo early on the morning of Christmas eve prior to a unification bout with full titlist Takashi Uchiyama (17-0, 14 KOs), Japan, in Yokohama city (some forty minutes by car from Tokyo). Solis accompanied his wife Faviola and a couple of children (Jorge Jr. and Alexa) along with his trainers Willy Arroyo, Victor Manuel Martinez, plus his brother Eder Solis. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Who planned a promotion on the very last day of the year? It will happen here in …


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Gustafsson ready for veteran challenge at UFC 141

With the UFC light heavyweight division spending a great deal of time in the spotlight this year, it’s surprising that Alexander Gustafsson hasn’t garnered more attention.

Not that the 24-year-old from Stockholm is complaining . . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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With the UFC light heavyweight division spending a great deal of time in the spotlight this year, it’s surprising that …



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Stankovic & Arik win in Serbia

On Christmas eve in Belgrade, Serbia two new WBF regional titleholders were crowned as local hero Nenad Stankovic took home the International Cruiserweight title and Uensal Arik from Germany lifted the International Super Middleweight title. Stankovic beat Germany’s Jonathan Pasi by third round technical knockout and won his tenth consecutive bout to improve his record to 14-12-1 (10), while Pasi dropped to 22-24-2 (8). German International titlist Uensal Arik stopped veteran countryman Turgay Uzun in two rounds, and is now 8-1 (8) in the professional ranks. Uzun fell to 37-19-2 (24). The show was promoted by Zoran Andjic, and is the last WBF event of 2011. Next up will be January 7 in Magdeburg, Germany where International light heavyweight beltholder Denis Simcic defends against Tomas Adamek from the Czech Republic.

On Christmas eve in Belgrade, Serbia two new WBF regional titleholders were crowned as local hero Nenad Stankovic took home …


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New Faces: Tony Luis

By Robert Coster

Photo: Team Luis

While Montreal and the province of Quebec are presently the hotspot of Canadian boxing, other provinces can also claim talented up and coming boxers. One such case is jr Welterweight Tony Luis (13-0, 5 KOs) fighting out of Cornwall, Ontario. Articulate and congenial, Luis will tell you that being a boxer was always his ambition since his early childhood. “When I was 7 or 8, I used to stand in front of mirrors and mimic the boxers I would see on TV,” he remembers. In his last fight, the 23-year-old Cornwall native took a big step forward by winning the WBC 140lb Continental Americas title with a stoppage of Mexico’s Alejandro Barrera (21-8). Having crashed into the top 30 of the WBC rankings, young Tony is now looking forward to further his progress in 2012. (more…)

By Robert Coster While Montreal and the province of Quebec are presently the hotspot of Canadian boxing, other provinces can …


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Ziggy Rozalski denies Adamek rumor

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Its hard not to use words like complete fabrication or bulls…t when comes to this so called news,” said advisor Ziggy Rozalski about rumors that Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs) is expressing interest in fighting on the possible March 27 undercard of Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin. “First, this card is not even confirmed, second it will happen in the Madison Square Garden Theater, a smaller venue which will have no chance of accommodating all the Martinez, Macklin and Adamek supporters. It’s obvious that it makes no sense at all,” said Rozalski, manager of the former WBC light heavyweight champion, former IBF cruiserweight champion and current top-five ranked heavyweight. Rozalski also denied that he’s negotiating with Maravilla’s promoter Lou DiBella. “I’ve known Lou for more than a decade but we didn’t talk about boxing for many, many months,” added Rozalski. “Tomek Adamek is enjoying his holidays and will have another of his working sessions with his trainer Roger Bloodworth in January and only then we will make decision about his next fight.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Its hard not to use words like complete fabrication or bulls…t when comes to this so called …


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Rahman camp demands that Povetkin makes mandatory defense, not fight Huck

Responding to news of a showdown between WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck scheduled for February 25, Greg Cohen, promoter of former unified heavyweight champion and current WBA #1 contender and mandatory challenger Hasim Rahman, wishes to remind representatives of Povetkin and Huck that Hasim Rahman will be Povetkin’s next opponent.

“Rahman is Povetkin’s mandatory. Povetkin already had an optional defense against Cedric Boswell.” explained Cohen. “I have the letter from the WBA. Povetkin has until February 27 to fight against Rahman. The only way they could fight Marco Huck is if we stepped aside and we’re NOT stepping aside.” (more…)

Responding to news of a showdown between WBA Champion Alexander Povetkin and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck scheduled for February …



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Ross Pearson, the real deal version 2.0

Add Ross Pearson’s name to the growing list of competitors to change divisions after winning The Ultimate Fighter.

Two years and five fights after defeating countryman Andre Winner to claim the lightweight competition on Season nine of the UFC’s long-running reality series, the 27-year-old Briton is poised to make his featherweight debut at UFC 141. . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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Povetkin against Huck is on; fight set for February 25 in Stuttgart

Reigning WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) will move up to heavyweight to take on WBA “regular” heavyweight titleholder Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) on February 25 at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart. Both opponents have now agreed on the bout. “This is without doubt the heavyweight blockbuster of the year,” said promoter Kalle Sauerland. “These are two true gladiators against each other, both of which have great power and speed. To the boxing fans who want to finally see interesting fights in the premier class, I can only say: The wait is over!” (more…)

Reigning WBO cruiserweight world champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) will move up to heavyweight to take on WBA “regular” …


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South African boxing roundup 2011

By Ron Jackson

Eight of the more than 550 registered SA boxers won “world” titles in 2011. And nearly 70 tournaments were held during the year. But the picture of professional boxing in South Africa is a little less rosy than it seems. Of the eight versions of world titles won by SA fighters, only Takalani Ndlovu’s IBF junior featherweight belt is recognised internationally as an important one. The others were awarded by less influential organisations. Ndlovu won the title when he outpointed the highly regarded Steve Molitor of Canada.

After last year’s 77, only 69 tournaments were presented around the country in 2011. Most were in Gauteng (24) and the Eastern Cape (18). A total of 26 SA title fights took place; one more than last year. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Eight of the more than 550 registered SA boxers won “world” titles in 2011. And nearly 70 …


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Video: Kompayak Porpramook vs. Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez

Here is the complete WBC light flyweight world title fight between Kompayak Porpramook and Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez which took place Friday in Thailand. It was a war.

Here is the complete WBC light flyweight world title fight between Kompayak Porpramook and Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez which took place …


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WBC and Martinez agree to allow Chavez Jr. voluntary defense on February 4

The WBC ordered by unanimous votes that the mandatory defense of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has to be against the diamond champion Sergio Martinez but also allowed that if both parties reach an agreement, they can have voluntary defenses and then the winner of each bout fight between them for the WBC title. Chavez Jr called WBC President Jose Sulaiman to ask his approval for his voluntary defense on February 4, so the Sulaiman called Sergio Martinez who accepted that Chavez Jr. be allowed to fight because he will also fight in March, so both boxers agreed to a fight between them after their voluntary defenses.

The WBC ordered by unanimous votes that the mandatory defense of WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has to …


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UFC 141: This is gonna be BIG


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Margarito speaks: I don’t feel that Cotto beat me

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Felipe Leon

With his now trademark dark sunglasses and shaggy hairdo, former three time welterweight champion Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-8, 27KOs) made his first public appearance in his hometown of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, to lend his support to former champ Jackie Nava as she opened up a gym to serve the Tijuana community. Three weeks after his much anticipated rematch with Miguel Cotto, light bruising was visible under the Louis Vuitton shades that have become a staple on the face of the “Tijuana Tornado” after the surgery to repair his right eye following his bout with Manny Pacquiao in which his orbital bone was broken as well as his eye severely damaged.

The effects of that injury reared their ugly heads in his rematch with Cotto since the fight was stopped in the tenth round due to swelling in his right eye.

“The doctor went to my corner, he asked me to tell him how many fingers he was holding up and I told him,” Margarito stated of the events that transpired after the ninth round. “I could see perfectly fine. He said he was going to stop it and I asked him why. He said my eye was too swollen and I told him my eye had been swollen worse before.”

“I asked for one more round but they didn’t want to give it to me. I don’t feel that Cotto beat me. It was a copy of the first fight. I knew that I was losing the fight but in all honesty, I felt my conditioning was great and I felt that I hurt him in that round more than any other.” (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photos: Felipe Leon With his now trademark dark sunglasses and shaggy hairdo, former three time welterweight champion …


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Kompayak dethrones Hernandez; Pongsaklek-Mukai ends in no contest

Thai challenger Kompayak Porpramook (44-3, 30 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round KO over defending WBC light flyweight champion Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez (22-2-1, 14 KOs) to claim the WBC 108lb world title on Friday at the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bang Khen, Thailand. Kompayak pressured Hernandez for the first two rounds, but Hernandez got the challenger’s respect in round three as he stood his ground got the better of Kompayak. The rest of the fight was a two-way war as both fighters traded shots. The end came when Kompayak laid out Hernandez for the count in round ten with a right hand.

The title fight between WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (83-3-1, 44 KOs) and challenger Hirofumi Mukai (5-1) ended before it ever really started after Mukai was cut by an unintentional head clash in round one and the bout was declared a no contest.

Thai challenger Kompayak Porpramook (44-3, 30 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round KO over defending WBC light flyweight champion Adrian …


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Caballero arrives in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Newly crowned WBA feather champ Celestino Caballero (35-4, 23 KOs), Panama, arrived on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, where he is slated to defend his belt against WBA#8 ex-Japanese national titlist Satoshi Hosono (21-1, 15 KOs) in Yokohama on the last day of this year. The 35-year-old lanky champ was accompanied by his trainers Jeff Mayweather and Miguel Callist. Pelenchin, a 5’11” champ, has been training strenuously at the Teiken Gym since his arrival here. Caballero says, “I am in good shape, and has no weight problem.” Panama has produced such boxers exceptionally tall in the category as Panama Al Brown, Eusebio Pedroza, Hilario Zapata, etc. Caballero is one of those who may utilize his gifted physique and long reach against “Bazooka” Hosono who will have a puncher’s chance.

By Joe Koizumi Newly crowned WBA feather champ Celestino Caballero (35-4, 23 KOs), Panama, arrived on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan, …


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Medina dethrones Brewer

Jr middleweight Michael Medina (25-3, 19 KOs) pounded out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision to seize the NABF title from reigning champion Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (28-14, 16 KOs) on Thursday night at the Cox Center in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Score were 98-92 twice and 99-92. “It’s a disappointing loss,” said Brewer, the winner of 2006 The Contender reality series. “I will be back in 2012.”

Jr middleweight Michael Medina (25-3, 19 KOs) pounded out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision to seize the NABF …


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Graf stops Lookmakarmwan

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Australian based German super flyweight Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (25-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jubjang Lookmakarmwan (3-4) in round five at the Fraternity Bowling Club in Fairy Meadow, NSW, Australia on Thursday. Graf was in control of the bout in all of the rounds and referee Mick Heafey saved the Thai boxer from further punishment at 0:53 of round five. The WBU and WBF super bantamweight titles were up for grabs. This is Graf’s second contest in Australia. She was born Alesia Klimovich in Gomel, Belarus in 1980 and held the Global Boxing Union super flyweight title from 2006 to 2008. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Australian based German super flyweight Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (25-2, 10 KOs) stopped Jubjang Lookmakarmwan …


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Schaefer describes “worst home cooking I’ve ever seen”

Photo: Craig Bennett/FightWireImages.com

On a conference call with the press this week to discuss the recent Khan-Peterson fight, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer laid out a story of scorecard irregularities from both the WBA and IBF, combined with “shitty” refereeing that added up to “one of the worst cases of home cooking I have ever seen.”

“…the purpose of this call is in no way or shape to attack or question the performance of Lamont Peterson and his team,” stated Schaefer in his opening remarks. “I think Lamont fought a very good fight, it was an exciting fight. In fact, many people feel it was another fight of the year candidate, so this is absolutely nothing about taking anything away from Lamont Peterson. It is simply to look at the facts, present the facts, and give the people involved an opportunity to correct their mistakes. It’s basically about doing the right thing. (more…)

On a conference call with the press this week to discuss the recent Khan-Peterson fight, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer …


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Q&A with Ismayl Sillakh

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14 KOs) is a great talent and the new power in the light heavyweight division. He’s ranked as #2 light heavyweight in the world by the WBC and should fight Jean Pascal. There’s no question about it,” says John Wirt, CEO of Square Ring, who represents 26-year old Ukrainian living in California.

“The statement made by Yvon Michel, Pascal’s promoter, that Ismayl cannot fight Pascal yet because ‘he never fought anybody from the top 20’ is simply not true. When Sillakh convincingly beat then undefeated Yordanis Despaigne, a great Cuban talent, Yordanis was ranked #9 by WBC. There’s more. Ismail ‘beat the guy who beat the guy,’ because the same Yordanis Despaigne had no problems in defeating Jean Pascal during 2004 Olympic boxing tournament in Athens.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14 KOs) is a great talent and the new power in the light heavyweight …


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More problems for Pavlik

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is facing charges of OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence), failure to control and leaving the scene of an accident in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, Pavlik was arrested at his home Wednesday night after he and a friend allegedly damaged neighboring property and a lamppost while riding ATVs. Full article.

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is facing charges of OVI (Operating a Vehicle under the Influence), failure to control and …


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Donny LaLonde’s T.K.O.O.O. Initiative

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBC Light Heavyweight champ Donny LaLonde talks about his T.K.O.O.O. initiative to help boxers suffering the effects of their career in the ring.

By Boxing Bob Newman Former WBC Light Heavyweight champ Donny LaLonde talks about his T.K.O.O.O. initiative to help boxers suffering …


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Volkmann’s actions speak louder than words

On New Year’s Day of this year at UFC 125, several fighters truly captivated fight fans with their memorable Octagon performances. Dustin Poirier introduced himself to the featherweight division with authority in his lopsided victory over Josh Grispi, Clay Guida surprised all with his second round guillotine choke over former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi, Brian Stann legitimized his presence as a dangerous 185er with his TKO of Chris Leben, and, least of all, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard battled to a draw in one of the most unforgettable title fights in UFC history. Oddly enough, what gained national attention and headlines wasn’t what transpired in the cage, but an offhand comment said backstage . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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On New Year’s Day of this year at UFC 125, several fighters truly captivated fight fans with their memorable Octagon …


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Boxing Buzz

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like March 31 is the preferred date for the much anticipated rematch between current WBO featherweight world champion Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) of Mexico and former world champion Juan Manuel Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), with the bout taking place again in Juanma’s native Puerto Rico.

Mexican WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wants to step up the level of his opponents. Names like James Kirkland and Shane Mosley have been mentioned for Canelo when he returns on April 21.

WBO featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez looks to be the frontrunner for the “Fist of Gold” award is given each year by the WBC to the fighter of the year. Gonzalez won the title against Hosumi Hasegawa and defended it three times by knockout.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Looks like March 31 is the preferred date for the much anticipated rematch between current WBO …


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Officials named for Dec 31 world title twinbill

By Boxing Bob Newman

Officials for the two WBA world title fights in Yokohama, Japan on December 31 are as follows:

Celestino Caballero vs Satoshi Hosono for the WBA featherweight title
Judges: Levi Martinez (USA), Roberto Ramirez (Puerto Rico), Wan Soo Yuh (Korea)
Referee: Rafael Ramos (USA)
Supervisor: Alan Kim

Takashi Uchiyama vs Jorge Solis for the WBA super featherweight title
Judges: Levi Martinez (USA), Wan Soo Yuh (Korea), Rafael Ramos (USA)
Referee: Roberto Ramirez (Puerto Rico)
Supervisor: Alan Kim

By Boxing Bob Newman Officials for the two WBA world title fights in Yokohama, Japan on December 31 are as …










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