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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Boxing News

Vargas headlines in Primm

After events in April and May, Golden Boy Promotions returns to Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. on Friday, July 8. Unbeaten local hero Jessie Vargas (15-0, 8 KOs) steps into the ring to face veteran Walter Estrada (39-14-1, 25 KOs) in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” telecast. In the co-feature, unbeaten Southern California junior middleweights Alfonso Blanco (5-0, 2 KOs) and Cleveland H. Ishe (3-0, 1 KO) meet in a six-rounder.



July 1st, 2011



Boxing News

DiBella inks Alcine

DiBella Entertainment has added former WBA junior middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs) to its stable of fighters. Alcine, 35, is a Haitian-born Canadian who employs a very technical style of boxing but in a crowd-pleasing way. After an extended layoff, Alcine is ready to return to the ring. His next bout is not yet scheduled.



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Barros, Caballero make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA world featherweight champion Jonathan Barros made 123.75 pounds while former WBA/IBF world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero made ​​126 for Saturday’s fight to be held at the Polideportivo La Colonia, in Junin, Mendoza, Argentina. The battle between Barros and Caballero was scheduled for June 18 but had to be postponed, because the Panamanian boxer was unable to travel to Argentina due to the suspension of flights by volcanic ash from the volcano Puyehue. The referee of the bout will be Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico, while judges will be Raul Caiz (USA), Cesar Ramos (Puerto Rico) and Denny Nelson (USA). The supervisor will be Alberto Sarmiento (Venezuela).



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Pongsaklek retains WBC belt

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: WBC

WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand kept his world title again the brave Japanese contender Takuya Kogawa on Friday in Hatyai, Thailand. It was an explosive battle of 12 rounds, in which the more experienced Pongsaklek did everything he needed to win the bout. Takuya was faster and with better technique at a distance, but veteran champion worked better when counter attacking and taking advantage of the mistakes of his rival, landing more demolishing left hooks. The official scores were: Stephen Blea (USA) 118-110; Jae Bon Kim (Korea) 116-112 and F. Marty, (Switzerland) 117-111, all in favor of the still champion of the world Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. After this battle Pongsaklek will wait for the former WBC Lt flyweight World Champion and current WBC International Flyweight champion Edgar Sosa, who will fight this Saturday in Mexico.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

A. Cotto to fight Cruz

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

As part of the Vélez vs. Valcárcel “Electrifying” promotion that Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment will present on Friday, July 15th at the Cosme Beitía Coliseum in Cataño, Puerto Rico, undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (10-0, 5 KOs), the 2010 Rookie of the Year, will fight the power puncher Eric Cruz (11-7-3, 11 KOs) in an 8 round bout for the WBC lightweight FECARBOX title. “We know Eric Cruz well; we know that he is a hard puncher but we have concentrated in his style and have a fantastic strategy for a great victory on July 15th. This is another step in my career; fighting for the WBC FECARBOX title gives me extra motivation in the gym. I know that by winning this fight, I will be closer to my goal to become a world champion”, Abner Cotto said. For more information of “Electrifying” please visit www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com. Tickets are available in www.tcpr.com or by phone calling (787)792-5000. Prices $50,$25 and $15.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-in today!

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Reunion of SA boxing legends

By Ron Jackson

The fascination of old fighters continues long after they have retired because real boxing fans get to feel the punches and never forget their heroes. Sadly in South Africa we tend to forget our fighters from the past, but the East Rand Veterans Association, the newly formed Soweto Veterans Association, African Ring, Golden Gloves and Emperors Palace have joined hands to create awareness of the association of ex-fighters when a special function will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park to honour the greats from the past.

Among the old fighters who will be in attendance are Anthony Morodi, Kid Borias, Thomas Sithebe, Jan Bergman, Gerald Isaac, Alfred Buqwana, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Dingaan Thobela, Sugarboy Malinga, Jimmy Abbott, Piet Crous, Freddie Rafferty, Brian Mitchell, Gerrie de Bruyn, Johnny Wood, Spider Kelly, Jan Kies, Jimmy Richards, Harold Volbrecht, Kosie Smith and many more. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Magdaleno-Perez Preview

ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, July 15, live on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with exactly the type of doubleheader that has typified the popular, well-respected boxing series since its inception on July 21, 2001: Young, promising boxers in their toughest fights. In the Top Rank-promoted main event at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, local favorite and world-ranked southpaw, Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 7 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Los Angeles, will become the 84th boxer in ShoBox history to enter the ring undefeated when he defends his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) junior lightweight title against Alejandro “Alacran’’ Perez (15-2-1, 10 KOs), of Salinas, Calif.

The co-feature will match 130-pounders Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (13-0), of Austin, Tex., against Joselito Collado (12-0, 3 KOs), a Dominican fighting out of Queens, N.Y. The eight-round match will mark the 52nd time unbeaten boxers have been matched against each on ShoBox. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Cayo-Peterson confirmed

Due to injuries suffered in a car accident involving former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, the lineup for the July 29 “Fight Night at The Cosmopolitan” event at the Chelsea Ballroom has changed. The Casamayor vs. Jorge Teron match-up has been cancelled. In its place, will be a 12-round IBF Super Lightweight Elimination bout between once-beaten IBF #3-rated Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (20-1, 18 KOs) and IBF #4-ranked Lamont Peterson (24-1-1, 14 KOs). They will be fighting for the #1 world ranking and the right to face the winner of July 23 bout between current IBF king Zab Judah and WBA champion Amir Khan.

The 10-round light heavyweight showdown between Edison “Pantera” Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs) and Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) will remain on the card.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Ortiz: Nothing left to prove

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

With the most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in the history of the UFC, the former champ’s place in the history books is solidified. In spite of his accomplishments, Ortiz (15-8-1) sounds a lot like he’s going into his first bout this Saturday at UFC 132 . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Klitschko 242.6, Haye 212.8

Photos: Public Address/Stefan Hoyer and KMG

Just in: Wladimir Klitschko weighed 110 kilos/242.6 lbs and David Haye weighed 96.5 kilos/212.8 lbs for their heavyweight title unification clash on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.

Among 6000 enthusiastic fans was also former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. The fight will be shown live on RTL in Germany (9.45 p.m. CET). Sky Sports will carry the fight live on pay per view in the UK (8 p.m. BST). HBO will show the fight in the US (5 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST). (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Adamek talks Klitschko-Haye

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek spoke with Fightnews.com about Saturday night’s heavyweight clash between WBA champion David Haye and WBO/IBF/IBO champ Wladimir Klitschko. Two months later, on September 10, Adamek will fight the older Klitschko brother Vitali for his WBC heavyweight belt in Poland. “David Haye is putting great pressure on himself with all those declarations and knockout predictions,” said Adamek. “I know – and Wlad also knows, for sure – that Haye wants Klitschko to fight an uncontrolled, very emotional fight. Not sure it will work, though. Hopefully Haye will not burn himself out, just spend his whole energy on talking, provoking, etc. I cannot imagine myself in the situation when I’m basically saying that the other guy is nothing and then be destroyed in the ring. I would vanish, change name, the whole works.” (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Gamboa in September?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez has been offered a bout against unbeaten former IBF and WBA featherweight world champion the Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa in September in Atlantic City. Gonzalez will make first defense of his title against Tomás “El Norteño” Villa in July 9 in Atlantic City. Gonzalez has expressed interest in a Gamboa fight, as well as unification clashes.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Commerce, CA

By Francisco Salazar

It will be an invasion of Oxnard fighters tonight at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA. Four fighters from the largest city in Ventura County will fight in separate four round bouts. Headlining the “Combat United” card, presented by All Star Boxing Promotions, Oxnard’s Javier Garcia (3-2-1, 3 KO’s) will take on Takashi Takenaka in a four round lightweight bout. Takenaka will be making his professional debut. Garcia has not fought in almost three years, when he lost a four round majority decision to Khadaphi Proctor. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Youngstown

In the Inaugural promotion for Ghost Promotions, owned by Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik and Jack Loew, they have partnered with Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment to bring boxing to Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday night. The show at the Covelli Center features Dannie Williams (17-1, 14 KOs) vs. Oscar Cuero (13-6, 10 KOs) in the main event. In other headlining bouts, former IBF and WBC silver middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (23-9) is set for his hometown return against Chicago veteran Michael Walker (19-8) and unbeaten prospect Jake Giuriceo (11-0-1) battles Winston Mathis (7-3) at junior welterweight. The first bout hits the bell at 7pm.

Billy Lyell 155.5 vs Mike Walker 159.5
Jake Giuriceo 139 vs Winston Mathis 139.5
Marco Hall 131 vs Emil Brooks 128.5
Juan Salinas 201 vs Adam Gearien 212
Vincent O’Neil 136 vs Kenneth Addison 135
Anthony Pietrantonio 174 vs Randy Campbell 172
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July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Vanes looking at other fights

Undefeated junior middleweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (30-0, 19KO’s) is looking to secure a major fight this fall. The WBC’s top rated 154-pounder had his sights set on a Mexican Independence Day show down with Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez but that might not come to fruition any time soon. “Canelo and I would be a big fight at STAPLES Center. The place would be full of Mexican and Armenian fans. His style and my style go together perfectly and would give the fans the fight that they want to see,” said Martirosyan. Indications are that Alvarez will not face the Glendale, California, based fighter this year. With that news, Team Martirosyan is moving on and there are plenty of options in the loaded junior middleweight division.

Martirosyan’s manager Steve Feder indicated that Alvarez won’t face Martirosyan until it is forced by the WBC. “We can’t keep wasting time on Alvarez. We thought we would get ‘Canelo’ in September but he won’t fight us until he has to and even then he will try to find a way out. I don’t blame him. If I was his manager I wouldn’t want him to fight Vanes either,” said Feder. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Sosa-Paz presser

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC

This afternoon in the City of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, was the final presser for “San Luis, Ciudad de Campeones”, which will be headlined by Edgar Sosa and Julio Paz on Saturday in the “Plaza de Toros El Paseo”. (more…)



June 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez/Marquez Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In the VIP room of Cinemex Antara in Polanco, Mexico City, Mexican stars Juan Manuel and Rafael Marquez, accompanied by their trainers Nacho Beristain and Daniel Zaragoza, respectively, made the official announcement of their return to the squared circle on July 16 in the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo. WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel (52-1, 38 KOs) will face Likar Ramos (24-3, 18 KOs), while Rafael (39-6, 35 KOs) faces a fighter to be named. Juan Manuel is preparing for a November 12 clash with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, while Rafael is getting ready for WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka.



June 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Rios, Antillon speak

Team Rios and Team Antillon spent time with the boxing media on a teleconference call hosted by Top Rank’s Bob Arum on Thursday, a week before their upcoming world title showdown on Saturday, July 9, LIVE SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The undefeated Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., by way of Lubbock, Texas, will defend his WBA lightweight title against Antillon in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader. Arguably the division’s most exciting fighter, Rios is coming off the biggest win of his career – a 10th round TKO of defending champion Miguel Acosta on Feb. 26 to capture the WBA title.

Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., has given sensational performances in recent fights. In his last outing, he lost a controversial decision against World Boxing Council lightweight champ Humberto Soto last December in the consensus “Fight of the Year.” Though he lost to Soto, Antillon emerged from that fight a world-class contender.

In the co-main event, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KOs), of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will square off with Carlos Molina (18-4-2, 6 KOs), of Chicago, by way of Mexico, in a 10-round junior middleweight fight. The event is promoted by Top Rank. (more…)



June 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Frankie Gomez 137.8 vs. Khadaphi Proctor 137
Randy Caballero 119.6 vs. Alexis Santiago 118.8
Antonio Orozco 144 vs. Josh Beeman 145.5
Eduardo Vasquez 127.2 vs. Juan Sandoval 126.8
Guadalupe Salcido 137.4 vs. Stephen Rubalcava 139.2
Seniesa Estrada 110.2 vs. Blanca Raymundo 112.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: TeleFutura



June 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Bethlehem

Ronald Cruz 146 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 145.5
Cesar Gonzales 128 vs. Joshua Arocho 126
Grayson Blake 151 vs. Anthony Abrams 156
Omar Sims 166 vs. Rashad Brown 164 1/4
Bryne Green 132.5 vs. Eliud Torres 134
David Navarro 151.5 vs. Chris Plebani 145
Eric Newell 246.5 vs. John Mercurio TBA
William Miranda 222 vs. Zeferino Albino TBA
Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.



June 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Kingpin responds to Perez

“Congrats on winning the Prizefighter tourney. I was impressed. And, I am going to do you a favor and step up and accept your challenge if you are serious about stepping it up in competition. You and your team know how to get in touch with me. We’ve sparred plenty of rounds so you know what I can do and I know what you can do. And since nobody seems to want to fight over here in the US, I will come to you in the UK to get it done. I’m ready willing and able to meet you halfway. My phone lines are open and my bags are packed. You can even hit me on Facebook or Twitter. Let me know what’s up.”



June 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from San Antonio

Here are the official weights for Top Rank’s doubleheader in San Antonio on Friday night. Both bouts will be on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Mark Melligen, from Cebu, Philippines, has been training for weeks in Las Vegas. Melligen has won five fights in a row. Bey, from Cleveland, is managed by James Prince. Bey is a four-time amateur national and has an amateur win over Brandon Rios, now a world lightweight champion.

Mark Melligen 149 vs Sebastian Lujan 146.5
Mickey Bey 133.25 vs Alejandro Rodriguez 132.75



June 30th, 2011

UFC

Cruz-Faber face off

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Photo: UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber face off at the UFC 132 Pre-Fight Press Conference today at the MGM Grand. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 30th, 2011

Announcement

R.I.P. James “Bouie” Fisher

June 1, 1928 – June 30, 2011

On behalf of the Fisher family, DiBella Entertainment has announced the passing of legendary boxing trainer, James “Bouie” Fisher. He was 83. Fisher, best known for his work with Bernard Hopkins, was a mainstay in the Philadelphia boxing scene for decades. He won the 2001 Eddie Futch-John F.X. Condon Award, presented by the Boxing Writers’ Association of America annually to honor the year’s best trainer. Fisher leaves behind his wife, Peggy; 8 children: Andre, Bernadette, Bernard, Cecilia, James, Josephine, Valerie, and Victoria; and 15 grand children. Memorial service arrangements will be announced in the coming days.



June 30th, 2011




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