Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

Tyner-Florez deliver for dearborn fight fans

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Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Butterbean Returns on Friday the 13th

By Matt Thompson

For the first time in two and half years, the infamous Eric “Butterbean” Esch (77-8-4, 58 KOs) of Jasper, Alabama will step into the ring Friday night to take on Louisville native Curt Allan (7-1-1, 3 KOs) in a four round heavyweight rematch of their bout that took place 15 years ago at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the PPV undercard of Oscar De La Hoya’s junior welterweight title defense against Miguel Angel Gonzalez. Butterbean won that bout by 3rd round TKO and Allan hopes tomorrow to upset the popular rotund fighter.

The rematch is at the Horseshoe Casino in Elizabeth, Indiana on a show that is a benefit for Allan’s former trainer Larry Alvey, who is suffering from cancer. (more…)

By Matt Thompson For the first time in two and half years, the infamous Eric “Butterbean” Esch (77-8-4, 58 KOs) …


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Unbeaten super feathers replace injured Gonzales

Tom Brown, Goossen Tutor Promotions matchmaker, has added a special 8-round super featherweight attraction between two undefeated prospects Guy Robb (7-0, 3 KOs) and Joel Diaz Jr. (6-0, 5 KOs) after Brandon Gonzales pulled out of his January 20 fight against Caleb Truax due to a leg injury. The card, which will be held at the Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. and broadcast on SHOWTIME, is headlined by a world title bout between WBA super bantamweight world champion Rico Ramos (20-0, 11 KOs), who takes on WBA interim champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs). Opening the ShoBox telecast, undefeated Matthew Villanueva (6-0-1, 6 KOs) will fight Mike Ruiz (8-1-1, 3 KOs) in an 8-round junior bantamweight bout.

In a non-televised undercard bout, Javier Molina (9-1, 4 KOs), a 2008 U.S. Olympian will try to get back in the win column in a 6-round welterweight bout. There will also be two other 4-round bouts featuring heavyweights and jr. middleweights.

Tom Brown, Goossen Tutor Promotions matchmaker, has added a special 8-round super featherweight attraction between two undefeated prospects Guy Robb …



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WBO lightweight champ Ricky Burns to face Paulus Moses

WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns will make his first defense of his belt against former WBA champion Paulus Moses on March 10 at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns, who became Scotland’s first two-weight world champion in twenty years when he sensationally defeated Michael Katsidis last year, makes the first defence of the title on home soil after a year on the road.

Moses, from Windhoek in Namibia, has no problem in travelling to challenge Burns in his backyard after winning the WBA world title in Japan against Yusuke Kobori in 2009. (more…)

WBO interim lightweight champion Ricky Burns will make his first defense of his belt against former WBA champion Paulus Moses …


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Jose Aldo: My time to shine at UFC: Rio

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Of all the UFC champions, Jose Aldo is not like the rest. No he’s not the smallest champion, (the honor goes to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, though it should be noted that Cruz is taller than Aldo). The Brazilian terror is the only current champion to never headline a UFC event.

Yes, Aldo had top billing several times as the WEC featherweight champion, but he shared the top slot in his two previous UFC title defenses (one with Georges St-Pierre, the other with light weight kingpin Frankie Edgar). (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Of all the UFC champions, Jose Aldo is not like the rest. No he’s not …




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Feb 3 Cote fight KO’d by unknown illness

InterBox has announced that its February 3rd event scheduled to take place in Quebec City must be postponed. Undefeated IBF 140 pound Intercontinental champion Pier-Olivier Cote has been informed by his doctor that he must immediately cease training for an undetermined period of time while doctors perform a battery of tests. Cote was preparing to fight IBF World #6 rated 140 lbs boxer Mauricio Herrera in the main event that was due to be broadcast live on the popular SHOWTIME series ShoBox: The New Generation.

“We are less than a month out of the most important fight in Pier-Olivier’s career and he could not train adequately in the gym. He wasn’t feeling well. I really do not want to speculate what could be wrong with him until he undergoes the necessary medical tests. The first doctor he saw told him he has to stop training and rest. Until we know more we are following his recommendations” states Cote’s trainer Francois Duguay. (more…)

InterBox has announced that its February 3rd event scheduled to take place in Quebec City must be postponed. Undefeated IBF …


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Arum wants direct deal with Mayweather

“Right now there’s no development,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the Philippine Star in Manila. “Obviously we’re waiting to hear from the Mayweather people, but we’re prepared to do the fight in May. It will be late in May, but the problem remains the same in that no one from Mayweather’s side would guarantee his purse. I can only guarantee Manny’s purse, but if Floyd wants to make a deal with me then I’m open to that. I can guarantee his purse but I then I will have a share in his revenue.” Arum also told the paper that he needs to discuss an alternate opponent if the Mayweather fight doesn’t happen.

Meanwhile Pacquiao has stated the fight is no problem “as long as it’s a 50/50 split,” and both Arum and chief adviser Mike Koncz have ruled out the 17,000-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, insisting on a special 40,000-seat temporary arena.

On the Mayweather front, Golden Boy has reportedly eliminated Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero from consideration as a possible Floyd opponent, should the Pacman fight not happen.

“Right now there’s no development,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told the Philippine Star in Manila. “Obviously we’re waiting …


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News and notes from UFC:Rio

Athletes competing on this weekend’s UFC RIO™: ALDO vs. MENDES card landed today in Brazil and the city is already buzzing about the action-packed event. Headlined by a UFC featherweight title fight between champion Jose Aldo of Rio and top contender Chad Mendes, the event also features an outstanding middleweight co-main event pitting former UFC champion Vitor Belfort against rising middleweight prospect Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. (more…)

Athletes competing on this weekend’s UFC RIO™: ALDO vs. MENDES card landed today in Brazil and the city is already …


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Roach, Flores on NBC Sports announce team

The NBC Sports Network today announced that Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach and cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores team up with NBC’s veteran broadcaster Kenny Rice to provide commentary for the network’s new NBC Sports Network Fight Night Series. The first Fight Night broadcast will be on the new NBC Sports Network on Saturday, January 21st beginning at 9 p.m. ET when heavyweight contenders Eddie Chambers and Sergei Liakhovich face off live from Philadelphia’s historic Asylum Arena.

The NBC Sports Network today announced that Hall-of-Fame boxing trainer Freddie Roach and cruiserweight contender B.J. Flores team up with …



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Crossroads battle for Christopher Martin

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

Crossroads, according to an online site, the official definition is: a road that crosses another road, or one that runs transversely to main roads. In the world of boxing, it is almost cliché to deem a bout a crossroads fight but in the case of Christopher Martin and Teon Kennedy, who meet Friday, January 13th, at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, it is anything but that type of fight.

The ten round super bantamweight match up is scheduled as the main event of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” series. (more…)

Story and photos by Felipe Leon Crossroads, according to an online site, the official definition is: a road that crosses …


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WBO rejects Arce-Parra fight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source from Zanfer Promotions has confirmed that the WBO will not approve a defense by by WBO bantamweight champion Jorge Arce against former WBA champ Lorenzo Parra because Parra is not ranked among the fifteen of the division. Zanfer Promotions wanted to do a rematch after a controversial draw between Parra and Arce in 2010 but the company accepts the WBO decision. They will now assess other challengers to face Arce on February 18 in Mexico.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A source from Zanfer Promotions has confirmed that the WBO will not approve a defense by …


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Watch UFC Rio press conference today

See the UFC RIO pre-fight press conference live from the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio – Thursday, January 12 at 1 pm BRST/10 am ET/7 am PT with Dana White, Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes, Anthony Johnson and Vitor Belfort.
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Salido-Lopez rematch on March 10

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Plans are for the rematch between WBO featherweight champ Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) and former world champ Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) to take place on March 10 in Puerto Rico. The fight will be held at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan and will be promoted by PR Best Boxing Promotions. Salido and Lopez first fought on April 16, 2010 with Salido ending the unbeaten reign of Lopez with a knockout in the eighth round. A source close to the Mexican champion has revealed that the parties have not yet reached agreement on the purse of Salido.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Plans are for the rematch between WBO featherweight champ Orlando Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) and former …



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Martinez-Macklin Presser Report

By Mike Bernier
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/ringsidephotos.com

Inside Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, DiBella Entertainment hosted a press conference to announce “The Real Middleweight Championship” card featuring Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs) from Argentina fighting out of Oxnard, CA vs. Matthew ‘Mack the Knife’ Macklin (28-3, 19 KO’s) from Birmingham, England now fighting out of NYC. The fight will take place on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th inside The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Macklin earned the spot to fight Martinez after his valiant performance against WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm. After his fight with Sturm in Germany, Macklin signed with DiBella Entertainment and relocated to NYC to continue his career in the sport. (more…)

By Mike Bernier Photos: Marty Rosengarten/ringsidephotos.com Inside Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, DiBella Entertainment hosted a press conference to announce …


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Famed referee Eddie Eckert passes

Sad to report that famed Florida referee Eddie Eckert passed away on January 7. Eckert officiated his first pro fight in June 1961 and refereed his last fight in June 1995. In that 34-year span, some of the fighters he shared the ring with included the legendary Willie Pep (in 1965), Cleveland Williams, Jimmy Ellis, Michael Dokes, Alexis Arguello, Tim Witherspoon, Leon Spinks, Wilfredo Benitez, Vincente Rondon, Mike Quarry and Maurice “Termite” Watkins. One of the bigger fights he oversaw was the John Mugabi versus Terry Norris fight at the Sun Dome in Tampa in March 1990. Respected by his peers and by people who know and understand boxing, he was often paid the ultimate compliment a referee can receive. “You didn’t even know he was in the ring.” Eckert was inducted into the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.

Sad to report that famed Florida referee Eddie Eckert passed away on January 7. Eckert officiated his first pro fight …


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Sergio, HBO are back together again

By Karl Freitag

Just a few weeks ago, middleweight champion Sergio Martinez called a press conference in Argentina to say among other things that he was was finished working with HBO. So it was an interesting moment Monday hearing the comments of Kery Davis, Senior Vice President of Programming at HBO Sports, during a press conference announcing Martinez’ fight against Matthew Macklin which will be televised by HBO. “Sergio Martinez has become must-see television and he is recognized as THE middleweight champion of the world,” stated Davis, “We couldn’t be happier to have him as one of the faces of HBO Boxing.”

Quite the about face considering that it was HBO’s refusal to televise Sergio’s mandatory fight against Sebastian Zbik that got him stripped of his WBC title (and HBO later accepted a fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and the same opponent for Martinez’ vacant title).

By Karl Freitag Just a few weeks ago, middleweight champion Sergio Martinez called a press conference in Argentina to say …


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Martinez-Macklin face-off

Photo: DiBella Entertainment/Ed Diller

Earlier today, before a standing-room only crowd of media at Ainsworth Prime inside Madison Square Garden, Lou DiBella officially announced his St. Patrick’s Day card (Saturday, March 17th) that will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Headlining the show will be middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs) defending his crown against top-rated Irish middleweight contender, Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19 KOs). The card will also feature Ireland’s fellow world-rated contender, Andy Lee (27-1, 19 KOs) against TBA. The card is billed as “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up.”

Earlier today, before a standing-room only crowd of media at Ainsworth Prime inside Madison Square Garden, Lou DiBella officially announced …



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Pathompothong stops Sigarlaki

By Ray Wheatley
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In Thailand’s first promotion for 2012, former Bangkok prisoner Patomsuk “Esan Warrior” Pathompothong (15-1-1, 9KOs) captured the IBF Pan Pacific 140 pound title, when he stopped Michael “Speed” Sigarlaki (13-10-2, 12KOs) in four rounds, on Tuesday at Kaseem Pattana, Phitsanulok, Thailand; which is 377 km north of Bangkok. Indonesian, Sigarlaki, started the fight in top gear and connected with fast combinations on Pathompothong, but in round two, the Thai boxer stepped up a gear and gained control of the contest. In round three Pathompothong dropped Sigarlaki with a perfectly timed left hook to the jaw, and in round four, dropped his opponent three times, and at 2:49 the referee crowned Pathompothong. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang In Thailand’s first promotion for 2012, former Bangkok prisoner Patomsuk “Esan Warrior” Pathompothong (15-1-1, …


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NSAC says Ortiz is clear to fight Berto

By Francisco Salazar

The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday afternoon a license for welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Robert Diaz told Fightnews.com. Ortiz’s manager, Rolando Arellano, also told Fightnews.com that Ortiz was a granted a conditional one-fight license by the five members of the commission. Before he was approved for the license, members grilled Ortiz for his actions in his September 17th fourth round loss to Floyd Mayweather, when he intentionally head butted the flamboyant unbeaten fighter. Ortiz also had to answer to the commission for comments he made last month in a televised interview, stating he attempted to break Mayweather’s nose when he butted him. The license will allow for Ortiz to face Andre Berto on February 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV in a rematch of their 12 round war in April, which was won by Ortiz. Golden Boy Promotions and DiBella Entertainment will co-promote the card.

By Francisco Salazar The Nevada State Athletic Commission unanimously approved on Wednesday afternoon a license for welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, …


UFC

The Blueprint: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes

Jose Aldo has something to prove on Saturday night. That got your attention, didn’t it? Follow along for a couple of paragraphs before getting all crazy in the comment section, because the reigning UFC featherweight champion certainly does have something to prove in my honest opinion. . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Jose Aldo has something to prove on Saturday night. That got your attention, didn’t it? Follow along for a couple …


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Reynoso-Dulorme Feb 17 ShoBox

Hot prospect Jose Reynoso (15-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riveride by way of Mexicali, Mexico will take on fellow prospect Thomas Dulorme (13-0, 10 KOs) of Puerto Rico February 17th. The bout will be televised on ShoBox The Next Generation Series and is scheduled for 10 rounds and the NABF welterweight title. Contracted weight for the fight will be 143 pounds. Reynoso is unbeaten in his last six bouts against very solid competition. Reynoso is also a big ticket seller in Southern California and will have many supporters at the site of the event which will be the Chumash Casino, in Santa Ynez, California.

Hot prospect Jose Reynoso (15-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riveride by way of Mexicali, Mexico will take on fellow prospect Thomas …


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More on Martin-Kennedy

Teon Kennedy of Philadelphia and Chris ‘The San Diego Kid’ Martin are heading to Las Vegas today to battle on a Top Rank promoted ESPN Friday Night Fights card at the Hard Rock Hotel Casino on January 13.

“I’ve wanted to fight on ESPN for such a long time,” said Kennedy, a world-ranked super bantamweight. “I have seen Martin on a lot of video so I know what he’s all about.”

Kennedy and Martin are scheduled for 10 rounds. Kennedy has a record of 17-1-1, 7 KOs. Martin is 23-1-2, 6 KOs.

Martin said he “got the lowdown on Kennedy” when he went to Tijuana and sparred with Alejandro Lopez. Lopez decisioned Kennedy in a 12 round bout last year in Atlantic City, N.J. “I know Kennedy doesn’t like a lot of pressure,” Martin said. “He’ll see a lot of that on Friday night.” (more…)

Teon Kennedy of Philadelphia and Chris ‘The San Diego Kid’ Martin are heading to Las Vegas today to battle on …


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Pacman: 48 Hours To Decide If He’ll Fight Floyd

By TMZ

Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th — this according to Manny’s trainer. Freddie Roach just told TMZ Manny and promoter Bob Arum are in the Philippines, figuring out if they can put off several deals to fight other boxers … to clear the decks for a Mayweather fight in May. Roach is scoffing at Mayweather’s tweet, in which he calls Pacquiao a “punk,” saying, “He should look in the mirror. He’s been ducking us for 2 years.”

As for what weight class Pacquiao will fight Mayweather … Roach said 147 lbs — that’s the upper limit of welterweight. Of course, even if Pacquiao can rearrange his schedule, both sides have to agree on a financial deal. Roach says, “We’ll do it on even terms.”

By TMZ Manny Pacquiao could decide today or tomorrow whether he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 5th — …


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Abraham promises spectacular comeback

Photo: Team Sauerland

King Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) has promised to make a spectacular comeback on Saturday night when he takes on Argentinian Pablo Farias (19-1, 11 KOs) in front of a sell-out crowd at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany. “I will start the year with a victory and also end the year with a victory,” the former IBF Middleweight Champion said at today´s final press conference. “I am determined to be world champion again in 2012.”

Ulli Wegner believes Abraham will make a winning return. “Arthur has worked hard in the preparation,” the German coaching legend said. “He will be in top shape on Saturday night. He needs to bounce back with a convincing performance.” (more…)

Photo: Team Sauerland King Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) has promised to make a spectacular comeback on Saturday night when …


UFC

Gabriel Gonzaga – The Return of “Napao”

If anyone had earned a vacation from mixed martial arts, it was Gabriel Gonzaga. For years, the heavyweight standout had fought a wide selection of the best heavyweights of this era, from Randy Couture and Mirko Cro Cop to Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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If anyone had earned a vacation from mixed martial arts, it was Gabriel Gonzaga. For years, the heavyweight standout had …


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Hunter on protests by Khan and Golden Boy

Barry Hunter manager/trainer for Lamont Peterson has issued a statement regarding Amir Khan’s and Golden Boy Promotions’ protests to the IBF and WBA:

By Barry Hunter

Unfortunately, we are in this process of dealing with these unfounded protests. It would be an understatement to characterize Lamont as being disappointed in the unprofessional manner in which Khan is attempting to discredit his performance in the ring and victory. We were raised to conduct ourselves where Champions display professionalism, both in victory and defeat. Lamont previously tasted defeat and handled it the way it should be handled – – he worked harder on areas that needed improvement to maximize his performance in the ring. Now, he is World Champion.

Khan blames everyone and everything but his performance and lack of ability to make adjustments in the ring for his loss. He claims that the Ring Announcer privately stated he won, then that the referee’s discretionary actions should be overruled, then a mystery man in a black hat with no association to the Peterson Camp somehow affected the outcome of the bout, and also that the judges did not score the Bout correctly. Each claim is boldly false, but because Golden Boy and Khan have the financial resources to file protests and lawyers to create questionable accusations we are forced to address these issues. .We will not let these foul tactics take away from Lamont’s hard work, dedication and monumental victory. Furthermore, since Khan continues to focus on a man at ringside I want to be very clear– Mustafa Ameen is in no way, nor has he ever been affiliated or associated with anyone within Team Peterson. That includes myself, Lamont and Anthony Peterson. (more…)

Barry Hunter manager/trainer for Lamont Peterson has issued a statement regarding Amir Khan’s and Golden Boy Promotions’ protests to the …


Boxing News

Martin, Kennedy meet in ‘must win’ collision

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights this week will originate from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when junior featherweights “Marvelous” Chris Martin (23-1-2, 6 KOs) and Teon “The Technician” Kennedy (17-1-1, 7 KOs) meet in the 10-round main event that both fighters desperately need to win.

Martin is looking to rebound after an October 10-round split decision loss to Jose Baranza. Previously, Martin scored his career-best win in a 10-round decision against previously undefeated Chris Avalos. “The key to fighting this guy (Kennedy) is the jab and movement,” Martin said. “I think Kennedy’s a straight-forward fighter, and that’s what we’re working on – lateral movement and combinations. I’m working on throwing more punches and landing more punches.”

Kennedy, previously ranked #3 by the IBF, is coming off a tough twelve round decision loss to Alejandro Lopez. “I’ve been training really hard for this fight, and am well-prepared,” said Kennedy. “I’ve seen a couple of tapes on Chris Martin. He has a lot of skills, but I also see a lot of mistakes that I can capitalize on. My approach is to keep the jab out there and see what he can do with it.” (more…)

ESPN’s Friday Night Fights this week will originate from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when junior …


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Cloud-Campillo is on for February 18

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 8 KOs) will challenge unbeaten IBF light heavyweight king Tavoris Cloud (23-0, 19 KOs) at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. For Cloud it will be the fourth defense of his belt and for Campillo it’s an opportunity to be a world champion again after losing his WBA crown in controversial fashion against Beibut Shumenov in 2010. Headlining the card is a showdown between former world champions Paul Williams and Nobuhiro Ishida.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-3-1, 8 KOs) will challenge unbeaten IBF light …


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Kell Brook vs. Matthew Hatton is official

As expected, it was announced today that Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton will meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England on March 17. “This is a fight I’ve wanted for a long time and to get it at the Sheffield Arena means the world to me,” said Brook, 25. “When I first sat down with Eddie, he told me that his vision was a sell-out night at Sheffield Arena and now we’re here. It is a competitive division and we’re both trying to achieve the same goal, so I know that by putting him out of the equation, it gives me a clearer run at the title. I want people to stand up and take notice of me and these are the kind of nights that makes that happen.

“We’ve been looking at fights here and in the US but this is the one that gives me the buzz. I know I’m comfortably the best Welterweight in Britain and I’m going to put in a devastating performance on March 17 to show the World just that.” (more…)

As expected, it was announced today that Kell Brook and Matthew Hatton will meet at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, …


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Godfrey-Namauu collide at ‘The Boat’ Jan 21

Cruiserweight hopefuls Joell Godfrey (13-5-1, 6 KOs) and Henry Namauu (9-5, 5 KOs) will square off Saturday, January 21 in the ten round main event of Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 85” from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In the six round co-feature, unbeaten welterweight prospect Nate Serrano (3-0, 2 KOs) takes on Roberto Crespo, 2-1. Ring announcer Amy Hayes will serve as the master of ceremonies throughout the evening. (more…)

Cruiserweight hopefuls Joell Godfrey (13-5-1, 6 KOs) and Henry Namauu (9-5, 5 KOs) will square off Saturday, January 21 in …


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Tomasz Adamek: I will never fight just for money

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team

“I have message for people who think that after Vitali Klitschko I will just cruise along, fighting only for money,” says former IBF cruiserweight and WBC light heavyweight champion Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs), who in his first heavyweight title fight lost to WBC champ Vitali Klitschko. “People who think that don’t know me. If you only fight for money you will lose because we have guaranteed purses before we step into the ring. I want to win, and it will never change.” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team “I have message for people who think that after Vitali Klitschko I will …


Boxing News

New foe for Molina

By Francisco Salazar

Lightweight contender John Molina will have a different opponent whom he will face on February 17th, promoter Dan Goossen told Fightnews.com on Tuesday morning. Molina will now face hard-hitting southpaw Marvin Quintero in a 10 round bout at the College Park Center in Arlington, TX. “Molina was originally scheduled to face Alejandro Sanabria, but he fell out,” said Goossen. Molina will be fighting for the first time since stopping Robert Frankel after the fifth round in June. He has won his last five bouts in a row since his only defeat at the hands of Martin Honorio in November of 2009. Quintero has won his last four bouts in a row, all by knockout, since a shocking second round knockout to Daniel Attah in November of 2010. Molina, who turned 29 last month, hails from Covina, CA, while Quintero resides in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

By Francisco Salazar Lightweight contender John Molina will have a different opponent whom he will face on February 17th, promoter …


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Spivey-Vazquez on Feb. 4 in AC

By Rick Scharmberg

Classy veteran Dorin Spivey (40-6, 29 KOs) will face dangerous Philadelphian Victor Vasquez (14-5-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday, February 4 at the Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Spivey and Vasquez will engage in a ten round bout with the vacant NABA lightweight title at stake. Spivey’s world-class skills made him a contender in 2001-2002, when he easily defeated the likes of Billy “The Kid” Irwin and Mike “No Joke” Stewart, who were then at the height of their respective careers. The co-main event will pit fan favorite Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (29-2, 21 KOs) taking on hard hitting Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (20-6-1, 18 KOs) in a heavyweight bout. The card, which takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl, and is aptly titled “Super Brawl I”, is presented by Diane Fischer’s Dee Lee Promotions in association with Tropicana Casino and Resort. (more…)

By Rick Scharmberg Classy veteran Dorin Spivey (40-6, 29 KOs) will face dangerous Philadelphian Victor Vasquez (14-5-1, 7 KOs) on …


Boxing News

Main Events wins IBF Judah-Paris purse bid

A Purse Bid was held today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for #1 between #3, Zab Judah and #4, Vernon Paris. Main Events won with a bid of $ 70,110.00. Don King Productions bid $ 51,000.00.

A Purse Bid was held today for the IBF Jr. Welterweight Eliminator for #1 between #3, Zab Judah and #4, …


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IBF statement on Mustafa Ameen

At this point in time the IBF has decided to break its silence and provide some clarification on the matter of Mr. Mustafa Ameen’s presence at the IBF/WBA championship bout between Amir Khan and Lamont Peterson. Initially, the organization chose not to publicly address this matter to preserve the integrity of the hearing scheduled for the appeal filed by Golden Boy promotions on the ruling of the aforementioned bout. The sole purpose in doing so was with the intentions that all parties, and most importantly, the panelists could go into this hearing with clear minds and no preconceptions or prejudices.

Mr. Mustafa Ameen does outreach work for the IBF’s SARB/Education Fund. This fund was initially created to financially assist retired professional boxers experiencing monetary difficulties. Shortly over a year ago, IBF President Daryl Peoples and Mr. Ameen agreed that he would network on behalf of the organization with the purpose of connecting with these fighters in order for the IBF to provide them with some financial assistance. Mr. Ameen’s role with the organization is limited to just this. He is not an employee or an official of the organization, nor does he receive any monetary compensation from the organization for his efforts.

Previous to the Khan-Peterson bout, the IBF made a request for the Washington, D.C. Boxing and Wrestling Commission to extend Mr. Ameen the courtesy of a credential to enter the arena. Mr. Ameen was not assigned by the IBF to officiate this bout. Despite all that has transpired, at this point the IBF has not changed its stance and plans on moving forth with the hearing as scheduled on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Mr. Ameen will be present at the hearing to explain his actions and what transpired during the bout between him and Mr. Welsh, the WBA supervisor.

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