Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Photos: Scott Foster Hot undefeated welterweight prospect “Hurricane” Sammy Valentin (11-0, 8 KOs) destroyed Jesus “Carambolas” Alvarez (15-2, 11 KOs) in the first ...

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Chisora: Haye should just stay retired

Dereck Chisora has laughed off David Haye’s boast that he will be heavyweight champion again if he got the call to fight Vitali Klitschko. Londoner Chisora faces WBC king Klitschko on Saturday 18th February at the Olympiahalle Munich, Germany. The 28-year-old says Haye was humiliated by Wladimir Klitschko when he lost his WBA title in July last year and would be knocked out by Vitali if they met. “Haye had his chance to back up all the pre-fight bull he came out with against Wladimir, but he put up that embarrassing performance and then topped it by blaming it on injured little toe,” stormed Chisora.

“I can’t see how the British public will forgot about that and now he’s coming out with the same bull again by saying that he will go to war and win his title back if he gets Vitali. I think it’s just embarrassing, Wladimir made a laughing stock out of him and Vitali would knock him out. Haye should just stay retired and out of the sport, he had his time and failed on his biggest night, now I’m going to go out there and show him how to fight a Klitschko. One things for sure I won’t by going into the ring like a scared rabbit like Haye did, I’m going to give it everything I’ve got to win the world title.” (more…)

Dereck Chisora has laughed off David Haye’s boast that he will be heavyweight champion again if he got the call …


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Uchiyama lectures students

By Joe Koizumi

When Fighting Harada was our one and only world champion, everyone knew him. Haraada was a household name. The world championship had a special rarity value. But now we, in Japan, have had eight male champs and six female titlists. Even boxing fans sometimes fail to remember all names, missing some. Whether you like it or not, almost every month there are world title bouts, boxing losing the said rarity value here.

The number of our world titlists might increase more should we count interim champ, champion in recess, champ emeritus etc. in addition. Japan has affiliated with only the WBC and the WBA for quality control or for anti-proliferation, but should we recognize the WBO and the IBF, our world champs would easily become more than twenty in total. Such a phenomenon may occur that even hardcore fight fans won’t be able to mention all our world champs in the future. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi When Fighting Harada was our one and only world champion, everyone knew him. Haraada was a household …



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Tate defends her title vs. Rousey on Strikeforce

A highly-anticipated and exciting title fight featuring two of the world’s elite mixed martial artists will take place when STRIKEFORCE® returns to Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, when newly-crowned women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate makes her first title defense against undefeated sensation Ronda Rousey. (more…)

A highly-anticipated and exciting title fight featuring two of the world’s elite mixed martial artists will take place when STRIKEFORCE® …


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UFC announces pre-contract screening policy for PEDs

Continuing a commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that all potential UFC® and STRIKEFORCE® signees will be subject to a mandatory pre-contract screening for performance-enhancing drugs. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, all incoming athletes will be tested prior to finalizing a contract with the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. (more…)

Continuing a commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that all potential …




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WBO will not sanction the Arce-Andrade fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce is having problems finding an opponent for his next scheduled fight on February 10 in Durango, Mexico. So far both Lorenzo Parra and Giovanni Andrade have not been approved as world title challengers by the WBO. “Andrade does not have the merits to be included in any of our rankings,” said WBO President Francisco Varcacel, “therefore the WBO will not sanction this fight. If we sanction a fight between Arce and Andrade, our organization will lose credibility among many. We must maintain a level of prestige. Title fights must be between fighters in our rankings and deserving of a title shot.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce is having problems finding an opponent for his next scheduled …


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Markussen-Magee WBA title clash confirmed

Rudy Markussen (37-2, 24 KOs) will celebrate a special homecoming on February 18. Fighting in Copenhagen for the first time in more than five years, the “Hardhitter” will challenge WBA Interim Super-Middleweight Champion Brian Magee (35-4-1, 24 KOs) at Broendby Hall. “Rudy has knocked out everybody we have put in front of him,” promoter Nisse Sauerland said. “He has earned his world title shot and we are thrilled to bring him back to Broendby where he can count on the boisterous support of his hometown fans. Magee is incredibly tough but I am convinced that Rudy will beat him.” (more…)

Rudy Markussen (37-2, 24 KOs) will celebrate a special homecoming on February 18. Fighting in Copenhagen for the first time …


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Golden Boy explains withdrawal of appeal

Due to the fact that there was only to be partial representation of fight officials who were involved with the December 10, 2011 Amir Khan vs. Lamont Peterson bout at tomorrow’s scheduled appeal hearing of the fight’s outcome before the IBF, Golden Boy Promotions and Team Khan have decided to withdraw their appeal and focus their full attention on Amir’s next fight.

Golden Boy Promotions and Team Khan are pleased to have been vindicated by the WBA’s recent decision to mandate an immediate rematch and still hopes that Peterson will honor earlier statements in which he asserted that he would be happy to agree to a rematch. In that vein, Golden Boy Promotions and Team Khan have announced they would agree to a 50/50 split of worldwide revenues derived from a rematch (including those derived from the United Kingdom) should Peterson agree to participate and hope that this will be both financially and professionally satisfying to Peterson and his team.

Due to the fact that there was only to be partial representation of fight officials who were involved with the …


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Ponce De Leon-Estrella moved again

By Felipe Leon

After switching venues like boxing’s version of musical chairs, the Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Omar Estrella WBC USNBC featherweight title tilt finally found a home in the seaside port of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico on Saturday, January 21st. The Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino event will be held at the “Bodega del Boxeo”, a venue created specifically to hold the multi-bout fight card. The main event will be televised live in Mexico by mega channel Televisa as part of their Saturday night boxing series “Sabados de Corona.”

Originally the contest was set for Mexico City and then Tijuana. (more…)

By Felipe Leon After switching venues like boxing’s version of musical chairs, the Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Omar Estrella …



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IBF Khan-Peterson Appeal CANCELLED!

At approximately 4:50 PM, EST, the IBF received notice that Golden Boy Promotions withdrew their appeal of the Khan-Peterson bout. The hearing that was scheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday,1/18) has been cancelled. The IBF has received no further information on this decision by Golden Boy Promotions.

At approximately 4:50 PM, EST, the IBF received notice that Golden Boy Promotions withdrew their appeal of the Khan-Peterson bout. …


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Floyd to donate $100,000 to fight cancer

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make a $100,000 donation and check presentation to the staff and Board of Directors of Susan G. Komen Southern Nevada Affiliate in recognition of their efforts to support women and men through breast cancer. The Presentation will take place at 1PM Wednesday at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. will make a $100,000 donation and check presentation to the staff and Board of Directors of Susan …


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IBF set for Khan-Peterson Appeal

The IBF will hear the appeal filed by the Amir Khan camp on Wednesday at the Gateway Holton in Newark, NJ. IBF panel members will be Jack Reiss (referee, California), Samuel Viruet (referee, New York) and Glenn Feldman (judge, Connecticut).

The basis of the appeal is as follows:

1. Miscalculation of the score. It is alleged that George Hill’s scoring of the 7th round was originally 10-10 and was changed to 10-8 in favor of Peterson.

2. Inappropriate conduct/misconduct of the referee. It is alleged that the knockdown of Peterson in Round 1 that was ruled a slip by referee Joe Cooper should have been ruled a knockdown.

3. Inappropriate conduct/misconduct of the referee. The referee warned Peterson about leading with his head but did not deduct any points from Peterson. It is alleged that had the referee deducted a point or two from Peterson, the result would have been a draw or a win for Khan.

4. Violation of IBF Rules with detrimental effect on Khan. The allegation is that Mustafa Ameen was communicating with a “Judge who was scoring the bout.” (more…)

The IBF will hear the appeal filed by the Amir Khan camp on Wednesday at the Gateway Holton in Newark, …


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Juanma-Salido II presser video

Video by Joel A. Colón

Video by Joel A. Colón



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Telemundo returns to Palm Bay, FL

Once again the popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” returns to Florida’s Space Coast with an exciting show, Friday, February 10th at the Palm Bay Community Center in Palm Bay, FL. In the main event, WBO Latino featherweight champion and #6 contender Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (17-2-1-8 KO’s) OF San Juan, Puerto Rico, will put his ranking and title on the line against WBC Mundo Hispano Champion Alejandro “Pique” Delgado (15-5-7 KO’s) of Ciudad Neza, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds.

First bell at 8:30 PM, 7 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Televisa Deportes Network will televise at 11:00 PM CST in Mexico and Central America. Tickets are already on sale at The Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce in Palm Bay, FL or by calling 321-951-9998. Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc are presenting the event. The Palm Bay Community Center is located at 1502 Port Malabar NE in Palm Bay.

Once again the popular series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford” returns to Florida’s Space Coast with an exciting show, Friday, February …


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Lopez-Salido II Presser

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) and former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) hosted a news conference today to officially to announce their world featherweight championship rematch. Lopez-Salido II will take place March 10 and will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME.

“I expect a very different fight. I know he will be better then last time,” said Salido. “But I don’t see him changing much. He might try in the beginning to fight in a different style but he will come back to his strengths. He is going to feel that he is the better and stronger man, and that he is not. I want to show that my first win was not a fluke. I came back to fight in Puerto Rico because he gave the opportunity to me to fight for a world championship here and I have never had any problem winning in an opponents’ home base.”

“I am very happy to have the opportunity to fight in the Roberto Clemente Coliseum where my idol Tito Trinidad had so many fights and this is a dream come true for me,” commented Juanma. “I want to thank Salido for coming back to Puerto Rico and giving me this opportunity. I knew Salido was a tough fighter and he came prepared and beat me and I offered no excuses. This fight is the most Important of my career and I will train very hard to regain my title.” (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) and former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel …


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Stevenson-Gonzalez in IBF eliminator

WBA #8/WBC #15/ IBF #15 super middleweight contender Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (16-1, 13 KOs) will defend his IBF Inter-Continental belt against IBF #12, WBC #14 Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzales (27-1, 14 KOs) in the 12-round main event on February 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The bout will also be an IBF super middleweight voluntary eliminator fight for the #2 rating. “The winner of the Stevenson-Gonzalez voluntary eliminator fight will better position himself for a world title fight in 2012,” promoter Yvon Michel said. “Stevenson is targeting the IBF belt. To succeed he has no intention of hoping for a favor, he will do it the old fashion way, he will earn it! This is the reason why a win against Gonzales is a must at this point of his career.”

Light heavyweight Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (7-0, 5 KOs), the reigning NABO title-holder from Colombia and 2008 Olympian faces former USBA champion Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (23-9-2, 9 KOs), winner of Oscar de la Hoya’s The Next Great Champ television reality show, in the eight-round co-feature. (more…)

WBA #8/WBC #15/ IBF #15 super middleweight contender Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (16-1, 13 KOs) will defend his IBF Inter-Continental belt …


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New Headliner for debut NBCSN boxing telecast; no opponent could be found for Liakhovich

Two undefeated Philadelphia heavyweights have agreed to move up into the spotlight and put their perfect records on the line this coming Saturday at Philadelphia’s legendary Asylum Arena on the inaugural broadcast of the NBC Sports Network’s “Fight Night” boxing series. Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs) and Bryant “Bye Bye” Jennings (11-0, 5 KOs) in the ten-round co-main event. Byarm and Jennings will risk their undefeated records on short notice. The originally scheduled main event, featuring heavyweights Eddie Chambers and Sergei Liakhovich, was scrapped when Chambers revealed on Friday that he had suffered two broken ribs in training.

“This series is about giving the fans exciting, action-packed fights where the outcome is in doubt,” said promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events. “It is truly a shame that Chambers and Liakhovich cannot fight on Saturday, but athletes get injured. We tried all weekend to find a suitable replacement to face Liakhovich, but truly competitive opposition could not be found on such short notice. Last night we decided that it would be in the best interests of the fans and the series to go in another direction and present a fight that will live up to the standards that we have set for this project. We are thrilled to have come up with such a compelling bout. The fans in Philadelphia and those watching on TV will have plenty to cheer about on Saturday night.” (more…)

Two undefeated Philadelphia heavyweights have agreed to move up into the spotlight and put their perfect records on the line …



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Matthysse-Ortiz postponed to Feb 10

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The 10-round battle between Argentinian jr welterweight contender Lucas Mattthyse and Mexican Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz slated for Friday in Nuevo Palacio Aurinegro, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina has been postponed until February 10. Ortiz-Matthysse will be televised live throughout Latin America.

By Gabriel F. Cordero The 10-round battle between Argentinian jr welterweight contender Lucas Mattthyse and Mexican Silverio “Chamaco” Ortiz slated …


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Lopez-Salido II to be announced today

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs), from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México, and former WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs), from Caguas, Puerto Rico, will host a news conference today to officially to announce their world featherweight championship rematch. Lopez-Salido II will take place Saturday, March 10 and will be televised live from Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R. on SHOWTIME. If the rematch is anything like their first rumble, more than palm trees will be swaying when these two warriors start throwing. The telecast will open with undefeated #1 featherweight contender Mikey Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), from Oxnard, Calif., risking record and rating as well as his impending world title shot in a 10-round featherweight battle.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with PR Best Boxing Promotion, Zanfer Promotions and the city of San Juan, tickets to Lopez-Salido II go on sale today Prices are $400, $200, $100, $75, $50 and $25, tickets can be purchased at www.tcpr.com or by phone charge by calling Ticket Center at (787) 792-5000.

WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs), from Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México, and former WBO featherweight champion Juan …


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Full Staten Island lineup announced

The card has been finalized for the January 19 “Championship Boxing at the Hilton Garden Inn” at Nicotra’s Ballroom in the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, New York, presented by Greg Cohen Promotions. Featured in the main event will be undefeated lightweight Michael “Baby Faced Beast” Faragon (16-0, 7 KOs) of Guilderland, New York, in a six-round showcase against Colombian veteran Andres “Andy Boy” Ledesma (16-19-1, 11 KOs).

In the co-main event, Washington DC’s Gary “Fast Hands” Jones (22-2, 8 KOs) will have the third fight of his comeback against California’s Ishwar Amador (11-9, 7 KOs) in a six-round super middleweight battle. Jones had been out of action for nearly eight years before returning in April 2011. (more…)

The card has been finalized for the January 19 “Championship Boxing at the Hilton Garden Inn” at Nicotra’s Ballroom in …


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Andre Ward knows the score

By Robert Hough
Photos: Alma Montiel

It’s a numbers game for Andre Ward — winning the Super Six, a second belt, a slew of fighter-of-the-year awards, three kids with another on the way and a wife to provide for, retirement when he has a certain amount of money, taking dozens of blows to his head every time he fights.

So much is unknown, the WBA and WBC super middleweight champion said recently: Why are some athletes severely affected by getting hit in the head and not others? Why are some people who aren’t athletes mentally sharp at 90 and beyond and some are severely impaired when they’re decades younger?

“It’s a concern,” Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) said after a press conference in San Francisco with one of his sons at his side, holding on to his leg. “It’s definitely a concern. I have a family.” (more…)

By Robert Hough Photos: Alma Montiel It’s a numbers game for Andre Ward — winning the Super Six, a second …


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Vasquez-Diaz IBF officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee David Fields will be the third man in the ring when Mexican IBF lightweight world champion Miguel “Titere” Vasquez (29-3, 13 KOs) defends against Panamanian challenger Ameth Diaz (30-10, 21 KOs) at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico on Saturday. The three judges are Lawrence Layton, Al Wilensky and David Hess, all from United States.

By Gabriel F. Cordero American referee David Fields will be the third man in the ring when Mexican IBF lightweight …


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Audley Harrison returns

On April 14 at the Brentwood Centre Essex, former Olympic and European Champion and world title challenger Audley Harrison, makes his return to the ring when he faces the up and coming prospect Ali Adams in a 10 round Championship contest. Audley wants redemption for his performance against David Haye, where he has been the subject of mass criticism for his performance.

Audley said “I’ve never been more disappointed in myself as I felt that night…anyone can lose, but I didn’t lose with dignity, so I was never going to retire off that performance.” (more…)

On April 14 at the Brentwood Centre Essex, former Olympic and European Champion and world title challenger Audley Harrison, makes …


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Rabchenko warns Rhodes: Your time is up

Unbeaten jr middleweight Sergey Rabchenko is confident of ending Ryan Rhodes big time boxing career. The Hatton Promotions stablemates will meet for the vacant European light-middleweight in Ryan’s hometown, Sheffield on Saturday March 24 at Ponds Forge Arena. Belarusian Rabchenko, who is currently training with his national amateur team, is unbeaten in 19 fights – with 14 victories inside the distance. (more…)

Unbeaten jr middleweight Sergey Rabchenko is confident of ending Ryan Rhodes big time boxing career. The Hatton Promotions stablemates will …


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Birthday Wishes for Muhammad Ali from Vitali Klitschko


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Malignaggi to get WBA title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA will call a purse bid for a title defense by WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko against leading available contender Paul Malignaggi. The bidding will take place on Thursday, January 26th at 11AM at the WBA’s Panama City Headquarters. The bidding will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA will call a purse bid for a title defense by WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko …


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Povetkin-Huck press conference

Photo: Andreas Sauer

Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) believes speed will be key to defeat WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) when they clash in Stuttgart on February 25. Having made eight successful defences of his WBO Cruiserweight Title, Huck is ready to move up. “I want to write boxing history and become the first German heavyweight champion since Max Schmeling,” Huck said at today´s press conference in Stuttgart. “Povetkin is a very strong opponent, he has won everything as an amateur and now is the world champion. But I know I can beat him. I have trained hard. I am much faster than him.” Added his coach Ulli Wegner: “This is a very special fight that means a lot to everybody. We fancy our chances. One thing is clear, though. Marco can only win if he will be faster than Povetkin.”

Povetkin, who stopped American veteran Cedric Boswell in his first defence last month, expects a hard fight. “I have a lot of respect for Huck,” he stated. “He is fast, tough and very aggressive. I will be prepared for his speed. I will enter the ring in top shape and defend my title.” (more…)

Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) believes speed will be key to defeat WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) …


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Kimura upsets ex-WBA champ Lee

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Anything can happen in the ring. After a twenty-month inactivity, unheralded 34-year-old ex-national champ Shoji Kimura (24-4-2, 9 KOs), 125.75, produced an upset by eking out a split but well-received decision (97-95, 96-95 and 95-96) over WBA#5/WBC#7 ex-WBA super-bantam champ Ryol-li Lee (18-3-1, 9 KOs), 125.75, over ten surprising rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan.

Kimura, in May 2010, failed to win the WBA 122-pound belt via fourth-round knockout by Poonsawat Kratingdaeng-gym in Thailand and it was his last showing. People believed that he hung up gloves for good. It was Lee that upset and dethroned the formidable Poonsawat by making best use of his footwork in October that year. Lee, a Japan-born Korean, forfeited his WBA belt to compatriot Akifumi Shimoda, who yielded it to Rico Ramos in Atlantic City. The WBA 122-pound belt so busily changed hands that we wonder who’s the champ now. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Boxing Beat Anything can happen in the ring. After a twenty-month inactivity, unheralded 34-year-old ex-national champ …


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Arce vs. Andrade?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his crown against Brazilian veteran Giovanni Andrade (62-13, 50 KOs) on February 18 at the Palenque de la Feria in Durango, Mexico. Andrade would replace Arce’s originally planned foe, former world champion Lorenzo Parra, after Parra was rejected by the WBO.

Arce is training in his hometown of Los Mochis, Sinaloa at the Montiel Gym of his trainer Manuel Montiel and is sparring with Luis and Adan Lugo and Josesito Montiel. “I’m training hard and I will do well in this fight,” said Arce. “My goal is to face Donaire and we are awaiting the outcome of the Donaire-Vasquez fight next February 4.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBO bantamweight world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his crown against Brazilian veteran Giovanni Andrade …


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Woodland Hills undercard announced

Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing’s professional boxing series, War At Woodland Hills, makes its 2012 debut this Friday January 20th with its usual mix of undefeated prospects, popular local fighters, and evenly matched bouts. A Who’s Who list of elite trainers including Freddie Roach, Robert Garcia, Shadeed Suluki, Justin Fortune, Eric Brown, and Ray Morales will bring some of their best prospects back to the San Fernando Valley.

Featured undefeated fighters include middleweight Donyil Livingston(7-0-1, 5 KOs) will face his most seasoned and dangerous opponent to date, Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-11, 12 KOs) and Russian welterweight Alexander Filichkin (9-0, 2 KOs), who will make his U.S. Debut against Hector ”The Mongoose” Alatorre (16-17-1, 5 KOs). (more…)

Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing’s professional boxing series, War At Woodland Hills, makes its 2012 debut this Friday January …


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Ali 70th Birthday Celebration in Louisville

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali turns 70 on Tuesday. He will be celebrating the landmark occasion in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. At a private fundraiser in the Muhammad Ali Center on Saturday night, Ali was cheered as he made an appearance from a balcony. His wife Lonnie told AP, “He’s glad he’s here to turn 70, but he wants to be reassured he doesn’t look 70.”

Heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali turns 70 on Tuesday. He will be celebrating the landmark occasion in his hometown of …


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New York Golden Gloves officials will be the guest speakers at Ring 8

A trio of officials representing the upcoming 85th annual Daily News Golden will be the guest speakers at this Tuesday’s monthly RING 8 meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

The speakers are Brian Adams, director of the Daily News Golden Gloves Tournament, U.S. Metros president Eddie Acevedo and Mickey Rosario, chief of officials. (more…)

A trio of officials representing the upcoming 85th annual Daily News Golden will be the guest speakers at this Tuesday’s …


UFC

Johnson loses at the scales

By Anthony Springer Jr.

There are only a few occasions when the events leading up to a bout overshadow the actual bout.

The co-main event feature of UFC Rio between Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort was one such case.

Prior to the middleweight tilt, Johnson was a gigantic welterweight, cutting as much as 50-pounds to make the 170 limit. He missed weight twice as a welterweight. Common sense dictated that a move to 185 would alleviate the issue. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. There are only a few occasions when the events leading up to a bout overshadow the …


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Rubio wraps up mountain training

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBC middleweight mandatory challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio has finished his training in the mountains of the Mexico State as part of the first phase of his preparations for his bout on February 4 against WBC champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Rubio has now returned to his hometown in Torreon to continue his training. “I’m a strong fighter and I’ve had good activity during this time. I have trained hard for this fight. Experts and fans say that Chavez Jr isn’t the same as before when he faced little-known rivals in his last fights but I trust my punching power and experience, said Rubio who has vowed to win by KO. He has been sparring with Mexican prospects Marcos “Dorado” Reyes and José “Piston” Lopez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican WBC middleweight mandatory challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio has finished his training in the mountains …


Boxing News

Q&A: Joel Diaz Jr.

Photo: Boxing360

As initially reported on Fightnews, power-punching teen sensation Joel Diaz Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) of Palmdale, California will make his Showtime debut Friday night on a special edition of ShoBox. Diaz will take on unbeaten Guy Robb (7-0, 3 KOs) of Fresno, California. The 19-year-old has flashed impressive power recording four of his five KOs in the first round. Fightnews caught up with Diaz shortly after he received the news of his upcoming bout. (more…)

Photo: Boxing360 As initially reported on Fightnews, power-punching teen sensation Joel Diaz Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) of Palmdale, California will …


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Alexander, Maidana talk about Feb 25 clash

By Clint Rosser
Photos: Bob Barton

St Louis is once again in store for another boxing treat come February 25, 2012 when Golden Boy Promotions and HBO bring home town favorite Devon Alexander “The Great” (22-1, 13 KOs) and hard hitting Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) to St. Louis’ Scottrade Center. This card will be live on HBO starting at 10PM EST with the confirmed televised undercard being Adrian “The Problem” Broner (22-0, 18 KOs) vs. Eloy “Prince” Perez (23-0-2, 7 KOs).

It has been said that the only constant in life is change. Devon Alexander is living that axiom. A new promoter, Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), a new weight class, welterweight and renewed energy are all steps that Alexander has taken in the last 6 months.

Involved with this change is Marcos Maidana, another Golden Boy fighter. The hard-punching Argentinean and current WBA light welterweight champion, also is making the move to welterweight also after spending his entire career at 140 pounds. For more details and photos click here…

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