Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

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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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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”

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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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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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Adrian Hernandez ready in Thailand

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Just a few hours before he has to risk his crown for the second time, the WBC flyweight world champion, Adrian El “Confesor” Hernandez (22-1-1, 14 KOs), is quiet and motivated to meet his Thai rival Kompayak Porpramook (43-3-0. 29 KOs) in a bout that is scheduled at 4 pm (Bangkok time) on Friday 23 in the 11th Infantry Regiment of Bangkok. (more…)

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez Just a few hours before he has to risk his crown for the second …


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Rigondeaux: We are focused just on Ramos

Report and photos by Reynaldo Sanchez

WBA interim super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux and his team are training in The Heavyweight Factory GYM in Hollywood, Florida. Today “The Jackal” told us that he is confident in beating the full WBA champion at that weight Rico Ramos. The Cuban had a sparring session today, going six rounds with his countryman, young super bantamweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarrás. The Cuban star Rigondeaux told us that at the present his main target is to be ready to face Rico Ramos on January 20th. “We are focused in the fight against Ramos and don’t even think about Bakhtin,” Rigondeaux said. (more…)

Report and photos by Reynaldo Sanchez WBA interim super bantamweight champion Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux and his team are training …


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DC Mayor to present Lamont Peterson with Key to the City

Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray will officially congratulate WBA/IBF super lightweight boxing champion Lamont Peterson and present him with a key to the city on Thursday for his December 10 upset win over Amir Khan. The ceremony will take place at 1PM in the 1st Floor Grand Lobby of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Other Participants will include DC Council Chairman Kwame Brown, Events DC President/CEO Greg O’Dell, DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission Chairman Bryan Scottie Irving, trainer Barry Hunter and pro boxer brother Anthony Peterson. Lamont is a native Washingtonian who resides in Ward 7.

Washington DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray will officially congratulate WBA/IBF super lightweight boxing champion Lamont Peterson and present him with …


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Morales undergoes emergency surgery, January 28 fight not certain

By Pepe Rodriguez
Photo by Diego Morales/BOX LATINO

Current WBC Ssuper lightweight world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales underwent emergency surgery today after a gallbladder pain and it is not known if this will affect his next fight. El “Terrible” was operated for a small stone in the gallbladder just this morning (December 21). Fernando Fernandez, part of the coaching staff accompanying Morales, said “We are awaiting the medical report of the doctor to decide whether he can fight and how long it can take to recover.” Erik is scheduled to make his first defense of the WBC 140lb title on January 28. On the same card, super welterweight star James Kirkland will face Carlos Molina in the co-feature bout.

By Pepe Rodriguez Photo by Diego Morales/BOX LATINO Current WBC Ssuper lightweight world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales underwent emergency surgery …


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Mayweather gets 90 days in jail; May 5 fight date in jeopardy?

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Chris Cozzone

Moments ago Clark County judge Melissa Saragosa sentenced boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather to 90 days in jail on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. He is to report on January 6 at 10:45AM to begin serving his sentence. Floyd must also attend a 12-month domestic violence program, pay $2500 in fines and perform 100 hours of community service. The full sentence is for six months, of which three months are suspended and he was given credit for three days served. Floyd’s attorney asked if the court would consider a home detention program. “Not in lieu of the 90 days,” Judge Saragosa responded. “I have considered it, yes, absolutely, and I have decided that the time he will spend in custody is appropriate….I will see you on January 6 at 10:45.”

If Floyd gets out after 45 days for good behavior, this would give him a little more than two months to train for his planned May 5 showdown with Manny Pacquiao or another opponent.

By Karl Freitag Photo: Chris Cozzone Moments ago Clark County judge Melissa Saragosa sentenced boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather to 90 …


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Cleverly still without a Feb 25 challenger; Miranda offers to step in and make him ‘feel stupid.’

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs), the UK’s only world champion after the defeats of Amir Khan and Carl Froch in recent weeks, will defend his belt against an opponent to be named on February 25 at Moterpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. No opponent has been named, but #9 rated Andrzej Fonfara has been ruled out by the Cleverly camp according to walesonline.co.uk.

One of boxing’s hardest punchers Edison “Pantera” Miranda (35-6, 30 KOs), fresh off a sensational TKO win over WBO #7 light heavyweight Kariz Kariuki on Saturday night in Atlantic City, targeted Cleverly on Wednesday. “Sure, I would love to fight him in his backyard. I have never turned down a challenge. I have a huge fan base in England and all over Europe. I’m back in the gym and it would be no problem for me to get ready for a title fight in February. It would give me great pleasure to fight in front of all those great fans and give them a night they will never forget. Cleverly will feel stupid when I’m done with him.”

WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs), the UK’s only world champion after the defeats of Amir Khan …


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Boxing card slated for Christmas Eve in Serbia

The World Boxing Federation is sanctioning two international title fights on a December 24 Christmas Eve show in Belgrade, Serbia. On a card promoted by Zoran Andjic, German International Champion Uensal Arik (7-1, 7 KOs) will face his biggest test so far when he takes on Turkish-born veteran Turgay Uzun (37-18-2, 24 KOs) for the vacant WBF International Super Middleweight title.

In the second WBF title fight on the card, and the main event, local hero Nenad Stankovic (13-12-1, 9 KOs) squares off with Germanys Jonathan Pasi (22-23-2, 8 KOs) for the vacant International Cruiserweight crown. (more…)

The World Boxing Federation is sanctioning two international title fights on a December 24 Christmas Eve show in Belgrade, Serbia. …


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Jürgen Brähmer returns January 28

On January 28th, former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) returns for the first time in 18 months topping a loaded fight card at the 5-star luxury Grand Elysee Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. Brähmer was stripped of his world title after pulling out of three straight title defenses on short notice.

In the co-feature is former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (31-5-1, 20 KOs). World-rate heavyweight Denis Boytsov (29-0, 24 Kos), unbeaten cruiserweight and Olympic gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev (11-0, 9 KOs), and former WBA heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) will also be featured.

This will be the second Universum Fight Night since the famed promotional company was reorganized. Opponents will be named.

On January 28th, former WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) returns for the first time in 18 …


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Matyushenko ‘enjoying the ride’

Other people’s funny stories involve someone breaking wind in yoga class or fainting before a ‘will-you-marry-me’ proposal. Vladimir Matyushenko’s notion of funny is telling you about the time he got his nose broken in a professional fight . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Other people’s funny stories involve someone breaking wind in yoga class or fainting before a ‘will-you-marry-me’ proposal. Vladimir Matyushenko’s notion …


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Boxing Buzz

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Cuban prospect Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) will face Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KOs), the son of legendary world champion Tommy Hearns, on the February 11 Ortiz-Berto card in Las Vegas.

A source indicated the possibility that on January 5 Super Six winner Andre Ward would be in Mexico City to receive his WBC belt from WBC President Jose Sulaiman.

We have information that the WBC has set a January 6th date for the purse bid for the fight between current WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former WBC champion and diamond belt holder Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez.

Top Rank has denied that unbeaten former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs) will face former Olympian Rocky Juarez (28-9-1, 20 KOs) on March 3. The bout hasn’t even been discussed, we were informed.

The postponed clash between WBA super bantamweight interim world champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs) and WBA regular champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs) could be rescheduled as soon as late January.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Cuban prospect Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) will face Ronald Hearns (26-2, 20 KOs), the son …










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