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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios gets ready to work out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day Wednesday ...

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Junior welterweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, 28-0, 16 KOs, held an open training session ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Boxing News

Happy Birthday Wilfried Sauerland

Happy Birthday to promoter Wilfried Sauerland! The 70-year-old 2010 Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee, was actually born on February 29th, but during non-leap years he says he celebrates his birthday twice, on both February 28 and March 1. March will be a big month for the Sauerland Event chief as both Arthur Abraham and Marco Huck will be headlining major boxing cards in Detroit and Berlin, respectively. (more…)



February 28th, 2010



Boxing Result

Cruz stops Bobo in 10th

Enrique Vazquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc

At the main event of “Boxeo Boricua in Caguas,” unbeaten Puerto Rican featherweight prospect Luis ‘El Artesano’ Cruz retained his USNB featherweight title by knocking out Leon Bobo at 2:48 of the 10th round. With this victory, the 24-year-old fighter improved to (13-0, 9 KOs) . “He was a very uncomfortable fighter, I had to dismantle him,” admitted Cruz about his opponent from St. Louis, Missouri. For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Budler takes IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler won the IBO junior flyweight belt on a majority hometown decision when he beat Juanito Rubillar on points over 12 rounds at Emperors Palace Casino, Kempton Park, on Saturday night. Judges Lulama Mtya and Deon Dwarte scored the fight 117-113 and 115-113 whilst judge Isaac Tshabalala had it 114-114. The three South African judges obviously did not take body punches into account as Budler received a sustained attack to the midriff from round four. (more…)



February 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Jones, Mabuza victorious

Photo: Tom Briglia/Top Rank

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Welterweight Mike Jones (20-0, 16 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact with a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Henry Bruseles (28-4-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City. Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 97-92 as Jones defended his NABA belt.
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In an IBF junior welterweight eliminator, Kaizer Mabuza (23-6-3, 14 KOs) scored an impressive sixth round TKO over former world champion Kendall Holt (25-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night in Atlantic City. Mabuza took over in round three and punished Holt the rest of the way. Holt remained on his stool after round six. Holt was game, but Mabuza was just too strong. Time 3:00.
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Super welterweight Gabriel Rosado (14-4, 8 KOs) scored a ten round split decision over Saul Roman (32-6, 27 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94 Rosado, 97-93 Roman.



February 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Cuellar delivers devasating KO

Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (11-0, 8 KOs) of Argentina spectacularly stopped countryman Lucas Rafael Baez (6-3, 4 KOs) in round one of their super featherweight clash on Saturday night at the Asociación Española Tiro y Deportiva Jorge Ross, La Carlota, Cordoba, Argentina. There was absolutely no warmup or feeling out process in this bout. Baez from the moment the bell ring went after the unbeaten Cuellar, winging lefts and rights managing to connect on a few. Cuellar returned fire but was much more accurate, rocking Baez with power lefts and rights and dropping him within the first minute of the bout. Baez picked himself up and appeared OK, but moments later found himself down again from the same series of punches that dropped him previously. When Baez got to his feet this time he was very wobbly. Cuellar wasted no time attacking with a serious of punches punctuated with a devastating left hook that had Baez out on his feet before crashing to the canvas where the referee waved the bout off immediately without a count. Mario Margossian promoted the show.



February 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Update: Mayol-Niño tech draw

The WBC light flyweight championship fight between champion Rodel Mayol (26-3-2, 20 KOs) and #1 contender and former champion Omar Niño (27-3-2, 11 KOs) ended in a third round technical draw on Saturday night at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Mexico. In round three, Niño hit Mayol with a clear low blow and while Mayol was waiting for referee Vic Drakulich to step in, Niño threw a left hook that knocked Mayol out cold. Mayol, who had drawn the WBC’s ire by questioning his ability to get fair officiating in Mexico, kept his title despite being taken from the ring on a stretcher.
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WBC Youth lightweight beltholder Daniel Estrada (22-1, 17 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Angel Alirio Rivero (21-8-1, 14 KOs). Estrada was on the deck in round two and the bout was competitive until the bout was stopped in the tenth.



February 28th, 2010

Boxing Result

Vazquez Jr. KOs Sonsona

Joins famous father as world champion

PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

In a clash for the vacant WBO junior featherweight championship, Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (18-0-1, 15 KOs) scored an impressive fourth round KO over previously unbeaten former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona (14-1-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Vazquez Jr., son of Puerto Rican ring great Wilfredo Vazquez, took over the fight in round two and battered the 19-year-old former 115lb champion who had moved up two divisions to the deck in the fourth. A Vazquez left hook to the liver ended it for Sonsona at the 2:01 mark. He did not beat the count of referee Luis Pabon. For more photos and other results, click here…



February 28th, 2010

Feature Story

Report: Escalante-Roman

Ringside report by Chris Cozzone & Gerardo Martinez

What was supposed to be a sure-win, keep-busy bout for border king Antonio Escalante nearly turned into a royal usurping at the hands of cross-border rival Miguel “Micky” Roman, Friday night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

Waiting for his shot at a world title, Escalante, rated from No. 1 to No. 5 between three ABCs and two divisions, had promised to do a bit of “housekeeping” by taking on Juarez’s Roman . . . Click here for more



February 28th, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Ronnie Shields

Will train Adamek for Arreola

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Jeff Julian

“I cannot wait for my first meeting with Adamek,” says top trainer Ronnie Shields. “The moment he arrives in Houston with his manager, we are going to have a Texas-style dinner and talk. I will have seven weeks to prepare him for Chris Arreola and to do everything to make this fight as easy as possible. We will put Tomek on a small diet, make him go to 210 and overwhelm Chris with speed,” said 52-year-old, who has worked with greats like Vernon Forrest, Pernell Whitaker, Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, just when the “Real Deal” conquered cruiserweight and then heavyweight division. Sounds like déjà vu, doesn’t it? (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

Martirosyan defeats Daari

By Alexey Sukachev

WBO #6 middleweight Gennady Martirosyan (20-2, 9 KOs) retained his WBO Europe title for the first time after a hard-fought stoppage of comebacking French veteran Aziz Daari (24-13-4, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Atmosphere Night Club in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Martirosyan didn’t show his usual aggressiveness but preferred to fight in Abraham-like style by boxing in spurts and covering in a shell-like defense for the rest of the time. Bigger and stronger Daari gave Martirosyan some scary moments in the midst of the fight when it seemed Gennady was gassing out quickly. He, however, found some intrinsic resources and increased his tempo after the seventh round. Round eight was all Martirosyan; in the ninth stanza Daari charged forward and had some mild success which proved to be his last stand in the bout. In round ten, Martirosyan marched forward and finally landed a huge left uppercut, which forced the Frenchman down after a few more blows on accumulation of punches. Heavily bleeding, Daari wobblingly stood up and survived the round only to retire on his stool during the break. Fightnews had it 96-94 – for the Russian at the time of stoppage. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

Stewart flattens Baue in Dover

Rick Scharmberg

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

The comeback of former USBA junior welterweight champion Mike “No Joke” Stewart (45-7-2, 24 KOs) rolls on after he scored an impressive one-punch knockout of Brandon “The Business” Baue (12-4, 10 KOs) last night at sold-out Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. Stewart cut and dropped Baue in the opening minute of the fight, and went on to catch Baue with a counter left hook and finish him at 1:35 of the fifth round of the scheduled eight round welterweight bout. In the co-feature, “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (12-1, 5 KOs) took a hard fought unanimous decision over Michael “Show Time” Raynor (6-15, 5 KOs) in a six round middleweight bout. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino promoted the big eight bout show. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Arce to face Mijares April 10

Francisco “Panchito” Arce has a score to settle with former world champion Cristian Mijares on April 10 at the Palenque de la Feria de Durango in Durango, Mexico. Arce (30-5-2, 21 KOs) and Mijares (38-6-2, 17 KOs) meet in an elimination bout for the WBC bantamweight championship. Mijares, formerly a WBC/WBA unified flyweight champion, is trying to get back to the top after after three defeats in a row in world title fights, while “Panchito” gets the opportunity to redeem himself after coming up short against Simphiwe Nongqayi in a 2008, IBF superfly eliminator. Furthermore, “Panchito,” the youngest brother of three-time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (who lost badly against Mijares in April 2007), has a chance to restore the family honor. Arce is training in Mexico City in the Romanza Gym with Nacho Beristaín.
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The event will also feature the return of former WBO welterweight champion Jose Luis “Maestrito” Lopez (48-4-2, 37 KOs).



February 27th, 2010

Boxing News

Fightwriter: Sonsona-Vazquez Jr.

See it tonight on pay-per-view

By Graham Houston

Two exciting, unbeaten young fighters meet for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title in the main event on Saturday’s Double Assault PPV show when Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., with a Puerto Rican crowd behind him and his ex-champ father in his corner, faces his stiffest test against Filipino Marvin Sonsona. The fight will be preceded by the Rodel Mayol-Omar Nino Romero championship bout in Mexico, but the Vazquez-Sonsona bout is the one that I am awaiting with the greater sense of anticipation. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Feature Story

Fightwriter: Mayol-Nino

See it tonight on pay-per-view

By Graham Houston

Unfortunately, some discord has developed concerning Rodel Mayol’s WBC light-flyweight title defence against Omar Nino Romero in Mexico on Saturday night. The Filipino camp has expressed concerns about getting fair treatment in Romero’s hometown of Guadalajara, and the WBC has responded by expressing surprise and pointing out that the organisation stood behind Mayol when he won the title in highly controversial fashion against Edgar Sosa in Mexico last November.

There will be a neutral referee, Vic Drakulich, of Nevada, plus three U.S. judges. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

González wins on DQ

Photo: Jose I. Perez Cabrera

PR Best Boxing presented ‘Noches de Boxeo’ Friday night from the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. In the main event, Jose ‘Chelo’ González (9-0, 5 KOs) remained unbeaten by way of a disqualification victory over Roberto Acevedo (9-9-3, 1 KO). Referee Roberto Solís disqualified Acevedo at 32 seconds of round five. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Announcement

Cote makes American debut

Sensational junior lightweight prospect Pier Olivier Cote of Charlesbourg, Quebec, Canada will make his US debut this Saturday night at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA as part of TKO Boxing Championship Fight Night. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

Tete wins IBF flyweight eliminator

By Ron Jackson

In a rather dull affair Zolani Tete outpointed Richard Garcia from the Philippines by wide margins in an IBF flyweight title eliminator at the Nasrec Indoor Arena, Johannesburg on Friday night. The scores were 118-108 and 118-110 twice as Tete qualified to challenge compatriot Moruti Mthalane for the IBF title. The taller Tete (13-0, 11 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance worked his way to victory as he boxed from the outside against the tentative Garcia (20-10-1, 5 KOs) who hardly threw a punch in anger through twelve rather tedious rounds. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Scale Watch

At the scales in Augusta

Rayonta Whitfield, 112.5 vs. Sergio Espinoza, 111.25
NABO Flyweight Title
Edner Cherry, 132.75 vs. Delvin Plascencia, 133.5
Pier Olivier Cote, 134.5 vs. Wilshaun Boxley, 133.25
Joseph Elegele, 144.5 vs. Deon Nash, 146.25
Mikael Zewski, 151, vs. Kevin Kibler, 146
Michael Finney, 147.5 vs. Dmitry Labados, 147.75
J’Leon Love, 165, vs. Rufus Defiabaugh, 160
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Promoter: TKO Boxing Promotions
Venue: Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

Rodrigues tops Vera

Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

By Boxing Bob Newman

“Pro Boxing Fight Night,” presented by Dave Escalet’s Stars-R-Out Productions at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY brought some much needed heat to a snow buried Upstate, New York, boxing starved crowd Friday night. It had been exactly four long years since boxing last graced the confines of the Event Center, and the crowd showed their appreciation during the seven-bout card. In the main event, Unbeaten Brazilian super middleweight Isaac Rodrigues, now living in West Berlin, New Jersey, won a hard fought majority decision over Contender reality series veteran Brian Vera over ten rounds. (more…)



February 27th, 2010

Boxing Result

Escalante defeats Roman

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Chris Cozzone & Gerardo Martinez at ringside

In a great fight, WBA #1/IBF #5 super bantamweight, WBO #3 featherweight Antonio Escalante (23-2 14 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over rugged Mickey Roman (28-7, 20 KOs) in a featherweight turf war on Friday night at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas. Escalante and Roman resumed their childhood fistfight with great fury from the opening bell. Roman relentlessly pressured the more mobile Escalante and both boxers landed big shots during vicious exchanges as the rounds progressed. Escalante finally dropped Roman with a barrage of punches in round eight. Roman stormed back in round nine, but Escalante took in the final round to win a 97-92, 96-93, 96-93 nod.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Danny Garcia (16-0, 10 KOs) won a close ten round split decision over Ashley Theophane (25-4-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 95-94, 96-94 Garcia, 95-94 Theophane. Garcia was deducted a point in round nine for a low blow.

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In off-TV bouts, Las Vegas lightweight Sharif Bogere (14-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round TKO (:44) over Jose Hernandez (10-2, 4 KOs); Chihuahua welterweight Luis Enriquez Grajeda (9-0, 7 KOs) won a four-round unanimous decision over Osvaldo Rojas (6-2-1, 2 KOs), of Los Angeles; El Paso jr. welter Saul Morales (8-1, 4 KOs) TKO’d Juarez’s Julian Rodriguez (17-18-4, 11 KOs) at 1:19 of round two; and El Paso heavyweight Augustine Bautista (1-0-) barely won his debut with a split decision over Chad Johnson (0-2) of Oklahoma. Stay tuned for a full report and giant gallery tomorrow.



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Holt set for eliminator

Former world champion Kendall Holt of Paterson, N.J. is in an IBF eliminator bout when he takes on Kaizer ‘The Hammer’ Mabuza of Johannesburg on Saturday night in a sold-out ballroom at Bally’s Atlantic City. Holt, now handled by Brandon Jacobs of the NY Giants, is a former junior welterweight world champion. This is Holt’s first bout since he cracked and knocked down Timothy Bradley twice – the first knockdown was on a left hook which sent Bradley flat onto his back in the first round. Holt knocked down Bradley again in the 12th, although Bradley battled and won the world title on points. Mabuza has won seven straight bouts and is coming off a points win over 23-0 Sergey Fedchenko in the Ukraine. The Holt vs. Mabuzza bout is being taped by FSN and highlights are expected to be on Top Rank Live! The Top Rank Live! telecast on FSN will be on the air Saturday night 10 pm eastern/7 pm pacific.
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Holt’s biography is being written by fight writer Keith Idec of New Jersey.



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Mayol, Nino make weight

Photos: World Boxing Council

Rodel Mayol 107.8 vs Omar Nino 108
(WBC light flyweight championship)
Daniel Estrada 135 vs Angel Alirio Rivero 135
(WBC Youth lightweight championship)
Venue: Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Boxeo De Gala
Pay-Per-View Information: Integrated Sports is distributing “The Double Assault” in the United States and Canada for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV for a suggested retail price of $34.95.
More photos…



February 26th, 2010

Scale Watch

Bruseles, Jones make weight

Tom Briglia/PhotoGraphics Photography

Henry Bruseles 147 vs. Mike Jones 146.8
Kendall Holt 139.6 vs. Kaizer Mabuza 140
Ariel Espinal 181 vs. Tony Pietrantonio 171
Todd Eriksson 166.5 vs. Troy Maxwell 168
Gabriel Rosado 153.4 vs. Saul Roman 155
Ossie Duran 155 vs. Jamaal Davis 156.5
Tyrone Miles 153 vs. Glen Tapia 152
Promoter: Top Rank/Peltz Boxing Promotions
Venue: Bally’s, Atlantic City, New Jersey



February 26th, 2010

Scale Watch

Sonsona, Vázquez make weight

PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

Marvin Sonsona 121.4 vs. Wilfredo Vázquez Jr 122
(WBO super bantamweight title)
José Ángel Beranza 121.4 vs. Jonathan Oquendo 122
Roy Ashworth 185 vs. Carlos Negrón 186
Eliecer Sánchez 114.2 vs. Mcwilliams Arroyo 113
Giovanni Rivera 118.2 vs. Mcjoe Arroyo 118
Efigenio Pérez 145.8 vs. Luis González 140.4
Marcos Adorno 155.2 vs. Giovanni Rodríguez 154.8
Osenohad Vázquez 141 vs. Jorge Pérez Adorno 140.2
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
Venue: Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Pay-Per-View Information: Integrated Sports is distributing “The Double Assault” in the United States and Canada for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV for a suggested retail price of $34.95.
Click here for more photos…



February 26th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from St. Petersburg

By Alexey Sukachev

Gennady Martirosyan 159 vs. Aziz Daaru 158.5
(WBO Europe middleweight)
Alexander Kotlobay 194 vs. Mauro Adrian Ordiales 194.5
(vacant IBF international/PABA interim cruiserweight title)
Venue: Atmosphere Night Club
Promoter: Jab Promotions
Broadcast: Allboxing.ru



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Abraham-Dirrell in Detroit

SHOWTIME’s Super Six super middleweight tournament clash between King Arthur Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) and Andre Dirrell (18-1, 13 KOs) has landed in Detroit. The bout, originally slated for March 6 in Rancho Mirage, California, will instead take place March 27 at the Joe Louis Arena. Dirrell will definitely have the home advantage as he hails from nearby Flint, Michigan. The Armenia-born German Abraham, would have been the likely fan favorite in Southern California with the support of the large Armenian population there.



February 26th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Boxeo Boricua

Enrique Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

Luis Cruz 125.7 vs. Leon Bobo 126
WBC USNBC featherweight title
Juan González 142 vs. Elvis Martinez 145
Wilfredo Bones 127 vs. Carlos Zapata 130.2
Juan Herrera 118.2 vs. Iván Cordero 120
Irvin Hernández 131 vs. Jayson Rosa 132.2
Luis Braña 120.7 vs. Hiram Agosto 123
Antonio Salgado 121 vs. Pedro Salcedo 121
Emill González 154 vs. Eduardo Adorno 155
Promoter: Promociones Miguel Cotto,Inc & H2 Entertainment
Venue: Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico



February 26th, 2010

Boxing Result

Arron wins Prizefighter

Lawrence Lustig

By Alexey Sukachev

Tall youngster Prince Arron (17-3-1, 1 KO) is a sensational winner of Barry Hearn’s and Sky Sports’ light middleweight Prizefighter tournament, which took place Friday night at York Hall, London. In the final Arron took some hard southpaw bombs from previously undefeated Brett Flournoy (11-1, 4 KOs) and was on the brink of defeat with just three minutes remaining. He rallied hard though and scored a decisive knockdown in the midst of the third on an accumulation of hard right hands, which sent his foe down on one knee. Flournoy got up and fought as hard as he could to cruise through Arron’s backfire. It wasn’t enough. Judges scorecards read as follows: 29-28, 29-28 and 28-27 – Arron. Fightnews saw it differently – 29-28 – for Flournoy who paid a huge price for his single mistake in the tournament. (more…)



February 26th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Dover, Delaware

By Rick Scharmberg

Michael Stewart 147 vs Brandon Baue 146.5
Bernard Miller 162.5 vs John Colvin 158.5
Mondre Pope 143 vs Julias Edmonds 142
Dan Biddle 195 vs Eddie Otts 193
Ronica Jeffrey 123 vs Angel Gladney 122.5
Anthony Smith 176 vs Jason Johns 172
Mike Denby 142.5 vs David Hopkins 143
Mike Tiberi 163.5 vs Michael Rayner 164
Venue: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Promoter: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
TV: http://www.mcnsports.tv/
Tickets: Sold out



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Pacquiao on Clottey

With most of the questions pertaining to drug testing, retirement, Floyd Mayweather and politics, you wouldn’t have guessed that on March 13 in Dallas, Manny Paquiao will be stepping into the ring with Joshua Clottey.  “You cannot underestimate Clottey,” said Pacquiao. “He is older, and bigger than me, and a former world champ.”
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Trainer Freddy Roach on Clottey: “We’re not gonna be there when he’s counterpunching us. When he throws, we’re not gonna be there. He’s a big, strong guy but size doesn’t win fights – skill does. Joshua Clottey will not be a problem. Manny will overwhelm him with speed and combinations. He will be the first person to stop Clottey.”
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Pacquiao on Mayweather: “What I believe is that Floyd Mayweather is not ready for this fight, to face me. That’s why he makes up some reason to cancel the fight. I feel bad and disappointment, but this is boxing.” Stay tuned for a full report this weekend.



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Alexander-Urango undercard

A national heavyweight championship, a noted junior welterweight veteran, an undefeated cruiserweight and an undefeated young lightweight will highlight the domestically non-televised undercard matches supporting the March 6 world championship unification main event at Mohegan Sun pitting undefeated World Boxing Council super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” against International Boxing Federation junior welterweight champion Juan “Iron Twin” Urango. WBC USNBC heavyweight champion Derric Rossy (22-2, 12 KOs) will defend his title in a rematch with upset-minded Zack Page (20-27-2, 7 KOs), respected junior welterweight veteran Steve Forbes (34-7, 10 KOs) will take on Harrison Cuello (18-12-3, 14 KOs), undefeated cruiserweight Ryan “The Irish Outlaw” Coyne (13-0, 4 KOs) will square off against Paul Jennette (11-2, 8 KOs) and lightweight prospect Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (7-0, 4 KOs) will face Francisco Palacios (4-10-5, 1 KO). Tickets priced at $175, $95, $50 and $35 are on sale now at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster.



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao will make an encore appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday (March 3 at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT). Pacquiao made his U.S. network television debut on the show last November earning rave reviews for his good humor and singing performance. Audience Tickets to Manny’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live can be reserved by clicking this link.
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WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkas Gamboa’s opponent on March 27 in Hamburg will be unbeaten Jonathan Victor Barros (28-0-1, 16 KOs). Barros, who is rated WBA #7, will be fighting for the first time outside South America.
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Lipelco Management has signed Manuel Quezada. He was the #4 WBC heavyweight August 2009 and is currently ranked #8 by the WBC. Quezada hasn’t lost in 4 1/2 years and has won 18 straight including a stunning first round knockout of Travis Walker.
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IBF light heavyweight champipon Tavoris Cloud (20-0, 18 KOs) is set to defend against former champion Glen Johnson (50-13, 34 KOs) on April 10 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Also featured will be WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (25-0, 19 KOs) against former champ Carlos Quintana (27-2, 21 KOs). More details will be announced next week.



February 26th, 2010

Boxing Result

Gesta defeats Favela again

Photo: Paul Gallegos

By Felipe Leon

With a packed house of over 1200 screaming boxing fans, Bobby D Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions welcomed their 2010 boxing season last night with a five bout fight card billed as “Philippines vs. Mexico” at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of San Diego, CA. In the main event, Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (17-0-1, 7 KOs) photocopied his performance of two years ago as he defeated Cristian Favela (17-25-6, 10 KOs) again by unanimous decision with scores of 80-72 three times in an eight round lightweight bout to keep his undefeated record intact. For more details and photos click here…



February 26th, 2010

Boxing News

Sonsona picks Pacquiao!

“Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs), who takes on Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) on this weekend’s PPV-televised “Double Assault” card, is picking fellow General Santos City, Philippines fighter Manny Pacquiao to beat Joshua Clottey March 13 in Dallas, Texas.

“Manny will win this fight – he is very good at what he does,” says Sonsona, who hopes to follow in Pacquiao’s footsteps. “Nobody will ever be like Manny.”

(more…)



February 26th, 2010

Announcement

Everlast trunks on sale



February 26th, 2010




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