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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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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing Result

Meehan destroys Kirby

IBF #7, WBA #9 heavyweight Kali Meehan (38-4, 31 KOs) 107.8kg scored a stoppage win over Michael Kirby (9-4-2, 5 KOs) 118.10Kg at Southport Sharks club, Southport, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on Friday in a nationally televised scheduled twelve round contest. Kali Meehan started the fight fast and connected with a right hand bombs and left hooks to the head of Kirby that had him out on his feet early in round one and the referee Chris Anderson saved Kirby from further punishment at one minute of round one.

Meehan said afterward, “I want to dedicate the fight to my wife and family also my friend Adam Watt who is a innocent man. I have a two fight deal and will now fight Oliver McCall and also David Tua.” (more…)



June 24th, 2011



Scale Watch

Sturm, Macklin make weight

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photo: Marianne Müller

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and challenger Matthew Macklin both made weight at today’s official weigh-in for their world title showdown tomorrow night at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. Sturm easily made the 160 pound limit, tipping the scale at 158lbs/72.1kg. Macklin weighed in at 159lbs/72.4kg. Both fighters looked to be in tremendous physical shape and ready to go. The Sturm-Macklin bout can be seen live on EPIX and EpixHD.com tomorrow at 5pm/et. SAT.1 will broadcast the fight in Germany, SkySports in Great Britain.



June 24th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Culiacan, Sinaloa

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Fernando Montiel 122.2 vs. Nehomar Cermeño 122.2
Misael Castillo 135 vs. Carlos Wiston 136
Mahonry Montes 133 vs. Héctor Velázquez 132
Miguel Beltrán 132 vs. Fernando García 132
Adrian Young 126 vs. Francisco Soto 126
Venue: Estadio Banorte. Culiacan, Sinaloa
Promoter: Zanfer and Corpox
TV: TV Azteca
Click here for more photos…



June 24th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Christopher Toney/Top Rank

WBO #1 welterweight Mike Jones (24-0, 18 KOs) weighed in at 146 lbs for his clash on Saturday against Raul Munoz (21-13-1, 16 KOs) at the South Philly Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Munoz scaled in at 149. The Top Rank Live! telecast can be seen on Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes.

Other weights:
Mike Oliver 121.5 vs. Felipe Almanza 121
Taronze Washington 151.5 vs. Glen Tapia 152.5
Yordenis Ugas 144 vs. Kenny Abril 143.5
Angel Cruz 116 vs. Jose Rivera 114
Anthony Flores 131.5 vs. Osnel Charles 131
Jaime Gonzalez 118 vs. Miguel Cartegena 117.5
Kaseem Wilson 148.5 vs. Phillip Mccants 150.5
Click here for more photos…



June 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Matthysse ready for Alexander

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

The junior welterweight division is arguably the best and deepest division in boxing. On Saturday, June 25th, two of the division’s biggest talents face off when Devon “The Great” Alexander takes on Lucas Matthysse in a WBO junior welterweight eliminator.

For Devon Alexander (21-1, 13 KOs), the bout is the second of a two-fight deal he signed with HBO this year, the first a disappointing loss to WBC/WBO unified champion Timothy Bradley . . . Click here for more



June 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Preview: Mack vs. Cloud

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

Hard punching Tavoris Cloud makes the third defense of his IBF light heavyweight title against tough Philadelphian Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack (29-3, 17 KOs) at the Family Arena in St. Charles, MO on the June 25th co-feature to the Alexander-Matthysse junior welterweight main event. . . Click here for more



June 24th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC LIVE is LIVE on VERSUS June 26!

Nate Marquardt Battles Rick Story In His 170-lb Debut This Sunday Night: Plus heavyweights Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry go toe-to-toe – live at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT on Versus

Caros Fodor vs James Terry, Plus Ryan Couture Battles Matt Ricehouse Tonight On STRIKEFORCE Challengers: Live at 11pm ET/PT on Showtime

Pre-Order Your Copy Of UFC Personal Trainer: Train like a pro – available this Tuesday on Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStation Move and Nintendo Wii

UFC 132 VIP Packages Available Now: Get front row seats, meet & greet UFC fighters, backstage tours, autographed merch, and more in Las Vegas for Cruz vs Faber!

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



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Soto-Sasaki webcast

WBCBoxing.tv will present a world championship boxing webcast, free of charge, on Saturday from Parque Andrés Quintana Roo in Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico as WBC lightweight world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, 55-7-2 with 32 knockouts, of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, will make his fourth defense of the title against Motoki Sasaki, 36-8-1 with 23 knockouts, of Tokyo, Japan. The webcast starts at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM and is not available in Mexico. (more…)



June 24th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Sheffield

Kell Brook 146.3 vs. Lovsemore N’dou 147.1
Richard Towers 239 vs. Ismail Abdoul 215
Wayne Reed 169.4 vs. Robin Reid 172
Paul David 182.6 vs. Billy Boyle 186
Chris Truman 132 vs. Lee Jennings 131
Ryan Aston TBA vs. Iain Jackson TBA
Venue: Hillsborough Leisure Centre, Sheffield, England
Promoter: Matchroom Sport



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

‘Show Me Something Great’ Officials

ALEXANDER vs. MATTHYSSE
SUPER WELTERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT

Referee: Rafael Ramos, Tex.
Judge: Carlos Colon, P.R.
Judge: Brett Miller, Kan.
Judge: Denny Nelson, Minn.

CLOUD vs. MACK
IBF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

IBF Supervisor: Anibal Miramontes
Referee: Sam Williams, Mich.
Judge: Jerry Griffin, Mo.
Judge: Fran Bechan, Iowa
Judge: Adalaide Byrd, Nev.

STIVERNE vs. AUSTIN
WBC SILVER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

WBC Supervisor: Robert Lenhardt
Referee: Mike England, Mo.
Judge: Barbara Madison, Mo.
Judge: Oren Shellenberger, Tex.
Judge: Gale Van Hoy, Tex.

COYNE vs. McNEMAR
WBC-USNBC/WBA FEDELATIN CHAMPIONSHIP

IBF Supervisor: Robert Lenhardt
Referee: Steve Smoger, N.J.
Judge: Jerry Griffin, Mo.
Judge: Jackson Harper, Mo.
Judge: Robert Hecko, Ill.

BUNDRAGE vs. POWELL
IBF JUNIOR MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

IBF Supervisor: Anibal Miramontes
Referee: Earnest Sharif, Penn.
Judge: Patricia Jarman, Nev.
Judge: Shafeeq Rashada, N.J.
Judge: Joe Pasquale, N.J.

MISSOURI OFFICE OF ATHLETICS
Administrator, Tim Lueckenhoff
Ringside Physicians: Drs. Reynal Caldwell & Wendell Becton
Timekeepers: Steve Holley & Jack Martorelli



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

King delivers opening pitch

Photos by David Martin Warr

Don King said he was going to bring luck to the Cardinals last night–the Cards had dropped the first two games of the series against the Phillies–and he did, as the Cards beat the Phils 12-2 last night at Busch Stadium. King and Devon Alexander also threw out Ceremonial “First Pitches” prior to the game with the help of Cardinals mascot Fredbird. Click here for more photos…



June 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Medina all business

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

If David Medina had things his way, you wouldn’t see or hear from him until it was time to make his way into the ring.

“I’d skip all of it, if it was up to me” says the middleweight from Junction City, Kansas, now fighting out of Rocky Ford, Colorado. “The weigh-ins, the press conferences . . . all of it.” . . . Click here for more



June 24th, 2011

UFC

Brown won’t stop swinging

UFC LIVE is LIVE on VERSUS June 26!

Matt Brown is a helluva nice guy, but for some reason, people want to lie to him. Inexplicably, opponents promise standup wars for the ages with “The Immortal,” and we all buy in, including Brown, but then the night ends, not with a toe-to-toe slugfest, but with a submission win for the other guy. . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

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



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Ndou: Brook going to Lala Land

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Two time world champion Lovemore “”Black Panther” Ndou (48-12-2, 31 KOs) is confident he can derail English opponent WBO#1 Kell “Kid” Brook ( 23-0, 16 KOs) when they clash over twelve rounds with the WBA Intercontnental welterweight title up for grabs on a Barry Hearn promotion at the Hillsborough Leisure Centre in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England on Saturday. Brook has made statements that he will be the first boxer to stop the Australian based South African Ndou who has given Miguel Cotto , Sharmba Mitchell, Paul Malinaggi and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez their hardest bouts. The best win on Brook’s record is a five round stoppage of Michael Jennings in 2010 who also went five rounds with Miguel Cotto.

Ndou said, “I’m expecting a tough fight against Brook , but nothing new I haven’t seen before. This kid is talking about being the first one to knock me out but I call it day dreaming. How often do we hear our kids talking about they wanna be the first ones to fly higher in the sky like Superman or Spiderman? All the time I would say. The smart ones just say it and leave it there but the dumb ones attempt it and fall to their death. The same scenario applies here. If Brooks is so dumb he will attempt to knock me out and fall to his detriment. Simply as that. He also talks about he is happy he is fighting an opponent who will take him places he has never been before. That’s true because I intend to take him to ‘Lala Land.'”



June 24th, 2011

Feature Story

Herrera plans to school Dallas

By Francisco Salazar

Teachers in this day and age have to face a lot of adversities in their classroom. Unruly students, crowded classrooms, and outdated materials are just some of the challenges teachers deal with on a daily basis. One particular “teacher” may not have to deal with 40 students to a class or classroom projectors that do not function. Instead, he hands down discipline to those who are unruly and is attempting to perfect his craft in pursuit of national and international recognition. Junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera will take on Mike Dallas on Friday night in a 10 round bout featuring once-beaten fighters at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA.

The bout will precede the 10 round main event featuring lightweight contender John Molina taking on Robert Frankel. Both bouts will be televised on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” (more…)



June 24th, 2011

Column

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

News and notes about fight cards and fighter in and around Southern California …

Ventura’s Victor Ortiz has recently been in the news. Yes, we know that he is facing Floyd Mayweather on September 17th at a site to be determined. However, Ortiz traded in his trunks for some shorts and basketball shoes last week for a charity basketball game Lawrence (Kansas) Free State High School. According to the Kansas City Star and the Ventura County Star, Ortiz played with former Kansas University standouts Scot Pollard and Jeff Graves. Ortiz has been known to showcase his talents other boxing, for example he is known to surf locally at the beaches in Ventura and Oxnard. (more…)



June 24th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

Photos: Marco Perez/mpsportimages.com

Jesus Pabon 138.5 vs. Javier “El Zorro” Castro 139.5
(WBO Latin jr. welterweight title)
Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton 127.5 vs. Angel Gladney 127.5
Sullivan Barrera 171.25 vs. Frank Paines 173.5
Liosvy Mayedo 151.25 vs. Adam Shwartz 151.5
Hairon “El Maja” Socarras 121.75 vs. Anthony Fraguada 117.25
Yoandry Salinas 123.5 vs. Robert DaLuz ??
Felix Mercedes 139.75 vs. Miguel Angel Mungia 140.5
Umberto Savigne 166 vs. Frankie Santos 169.25
Venue: Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Miami, FL
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr. in association with Pugilistic Promotions.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM
Time: Doors Open @ 7:00 PM & First Fight 8:00 PM
Tickets now on sale: Miami- Dade County Auditorium 305-547-5414 ext. 226 & Ticketmaster: Reserved Seats $25.
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June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Announcing Sonny Franco

By Jeff Zimmerman

For any prizefighter, the road to the top is long and arduous and sometimes requires a bit of luck. For a ring announcer with similar aspirations, the journey is much the same. Where a fighter can let his fists do the talking, a ring announcer literally does the talking and hopes that others feel a connection. While ring announcers such as Michael Buffer and Jimmy Lennon Jr are synonymous with HBO, SHOWTIME and pay-per-view events, others ring announcers like Sonny Franco are paying their dues and hoping their big break is not far away. Franco will be the announcer for this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. (more…)



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Zab Judah Speaks

Training Camp Quotes — 6/23/11 — Las Vegas, NV:

Zab Judah: “When I went in against Matthysse, me and my team knew that I was going to beat him. Golden Boy thought I was going to be a stepping stone, so they sacrificed one of their pawns. Now they’re going to come back and sacrifice one of their queens. It’s check mate baby, you know it is!”

“I plan to be his (Amir Kahn’s) worst nightmare. After this fight I plan on Team Kahn having a 62 hour watch on Amir Kahn. I plan on being the Freddie Cougar of his dreams. I plan on being Freddie Cougar to Freddie Roach. I’m pretty sure after this fight Freddie Roach would never put his golden boy and marquis fighter, which is Manny Pacquiao, against me in the ring.” (more…)



June 24th, 2011

Boxing News

Urbano Antillon chills out

Photos: Christ Farina/Top Rank

Top-rated contender Urbano Antillon soaks in a tub of ice cubes to the amazement of his trainer Abel Sanchez, after his workout at The Summit in Big Bear, Ca. for his upcoming “Red-Hot” world lightweight title fight against undefeated WBA lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios on Saturday, July 9 at The Home Depot Center in Carson,Ca. Top Rank promotes this event which will be telecast live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. Click here for more photos…



June 23rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Valadez, Kavanagh KO foes

By Francisco Salazar and Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Lightweight Ramon Valadez stopped Ramon Flores in the third round of a scheduled six round bout on Friday night at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. Valadez (9-1, 5 KO’s) landed the cleaner punches over the wild-swinging Flores. In the second, Flores (3-13-2, 3 KO’s) landed a right hand to the head that stunned Valadez. However, he was able to recover before Flores would land another significant punch. Valadez came back in the third, dropping Flores with a counter right hand to the head. Flores stood up and fought back, but was dropped by another right hand to the head. Referee Jerry Cantu started to count, but waved the fight over at 2:59.

Lightweight Jamie Kavanagh (7-0, 3 KO’s) stopped John Willoughby in the third round of a scheduled four round bout. Kavanagh pressed the action, backing Willoughby up with hooks and crosses to the head and body. Willoughby (3-8, 2 KO’s) hung in there, but Kavanagh’s punches began to affect him, especially in the third round. A barrage of punches on a defenseless Willoughby prompted referee Jerry Cantu to step in and stop the bout at 2:21. (more…)



June 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Pechanga

John Molina 137.8 vs. Robert Frankel 137.4
Mauricio Herrera 139.6 vs. Mike Dallas Jr 140
Ricardo Williams Jr 146.2 vs. Arman Ovsepyan 147.4
Javier Molina 147 vs. Hector Alatorre 147.6
Vahe Saruhan 130 vs. Oscar Santana 129.2
Matthew Villanueva 116.8 vs. Ernie Marquez 116.6
Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Promoter: Goossen Tutor
TV: ESPN2
Note: The doors open locally at 4pm and first bout is at 5pm. The first televised fight begins at 6pm when ESPN goes live.
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June 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Frisco, Texas

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photos: Stacey Verbeek/Maple Ave Boxing Gym

James Kirkland 160 vs. Dennis Sharpe 157
Brian Vera 163 vs. Eloy Suarez 161.5
Maurice Hooker 140.5 vs. Wilbert Mitchell 140.5
Jose Rodriguez 128.7 vs. Martin Camarillo 129
Brian Vera 163 vs. Eloy Suarez 161.5
James Freeman 160 1/4 vs. Joshua Burns 159
Manuel Rojas 129.7 vs. Alex Lopez 129.7
Venue: Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
Click here for more photos…



June 23rd, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Woodhaven, NY

Juan Dominguez 117.5 vs. Arturo Santiago 117
Eileen Olszewski 110.5 vs. Melissa McMorrow 111
(New York State Flyweight Title)
Martin Wright 148.25 vs. Carlos Cisneros 148
Tommy Rainone 149 vs. Norman Allen 145.5
Scott Burrell 138 vs. Bryan Abraham 138
Jonathan Cuba 134 vs. Ariel Duran 135
(New York State Lightweight Title)
Edward Waldez 133.5 vs. George Santiago 137
Mike Broos 138.5 vs. Mateo Acosta 137
Venue: Cordon Bleu, Woodhaven, NY
Promoters: New Legend Boxing/Old World Boxing
1st Bell: 7:30 pm EST.



June 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

At the scales in El Paso

Weights & photos by Chris Cozzone

From the Holiday Inn Airport in El Paso for tomorrow night’s “Superfights III” card promoted by Zeferino Entertainment and Nino Bravo Productions:

David Rodriguez 250.25 vs. Owen Beck 232
David Medina 166 vs. Juan Astorga 168
Carlos Villa 141 vs. Lorenzo Estrada 144.75
Joel Garcia 109.5 vs. Yon Harvison 109.5
Eric Reza 231 vs. Eric McElroy 202.75



June 23rd, 2011




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