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Margarito-Alvarez kickoff press conference

Margarito-Alvarez kickoff press conference

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former IBF welterweight world champion Antonio "The Tijuana Tornado" Margarito (39-8, 27 KOs) faced off with Canelo's older brother Ramon ...

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Santa Cruz, Frampton NYC media workout

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Dimitrenko: I am confident of defeating Parker

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Frampton: Santa Cruz fight “may be brutal”

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Boxing News

Crawford-Lundy, Verdejo-Silva collide Feb 27 on HBO

It’s official. Undefeated superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs), of Omaha, the 2014 Fighter of the Year and a two-division world champion, will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight world title against Top-10 contender Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs), of Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, February 27 at The Theater in Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Also Puerto Rican superstar Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, will be risking his WBO Latino lightweight title, Top-Five world ranking and his impending world title shot when he takes on William Silva (23-0, 14 KOs), of São Paulo, Brasil, in a battle of undefeated contenders.

Both fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Feigenbutz-De Carolis public workout

Photo: Team Sauerland

Photo: Team Sauerland


WBA interin super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) and his opponent Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) both performed a public workout today ahead of their clash vacant WBA regular world super middleweight title on Saturday night at the Baden-Arena in Offenburg, Germany. In front of close to 800 spectators at the famous Europa-Park Amusement Centre in the town of Rust, the battling super middleweights took to the ring to give fans an indication of what they can expect from their world championship rematch.

“The time for talking is almost over,” said the 20 year-old Feiegnbutz, who can become Germany’s youngest ever world champion with a second victory over De Carolis. “Now, I must show everybody what I can do in the ring! I’m 100% fit, and I promise the fans a better performance on Saturday night than they saw in our first fight. There is a lot of the line, and I will do everything I can to be crowned world champion.” (more…)



January 6th, 2016


Boxing News

German Boxing Buzz

By Karl Freitag

Unbeaten German heavyweight Agit Kabayel (13-0, 10 KOs) will face Australian Laurence Tauasa (35-9-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night’s SES Boxing card in Berlin. The card is headlined by WBO #11 heavyweight Michael Wallisch (15-0, 10 KOs) against late sub Ivica Bacurin (23-8-1, 13 KOs).

In December, it was announced that unbeaten 23-year-old German super middleweight Tyron Zeuge (17-0, 10 KOs) would be trained by veteran Ulli Wegner, but apparently it didn’t work out. Zeuge has now joined the camp of WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer in Schwerin. Promoter Team Sauerland is hoping Zeuge, who is currently rated #11 by both the IBF and WBO, will be the heir apparent for current WBO super middleweight king Arthur Abraham. Whether Brähmer will be in Zeuge’s corner remains to be seen, but Jürgen seems to like what he sees. “Tyron has incredible potential,” stated the 37-year-old Brähmer. “I’m convinced of this in every training session. If he stays focused and works diligently, then it all doors are open at super middleweight.”

On Tuesday, the WBO will hold a purse bid for the world title clash between champion Arthur Abraham and unbeaten #1 rated mandatory challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez. That bout will likely land in the U.S.



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks two hot prospects

Golden Boy Promotions has added undefeated WBC Interim Latino and WBA Fedecentro welterweight beltholder Rashidi “Speedy” Ellis (14-0, 11 KOs) of Lynn, Massachusetts and amateur light heavyweight star Niko “Baby Face” Valdes of Miami, Florida to its stable of fighters. Ellis trained with Canelo Alvarez as a sparring partner in preparation for his November 21 super fight against Miguel Cotto. Valdez won the Florida Golden Gloves state championship four times and claimed bronze at the National Golden Gloves in 2014 at 178 lbs.

“Golden Boy Promotions is kicking off the New Year by adding new, top talent to our stable with Rashidi Ellis and Niko Valdes,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “We are committed to developing top talent to become boxing’s future champions, and will look to do just that with the addition of Ellis and Valdes to the Golden Boy family.”



January 6th, 2016


Boxing News

Haye vows to knock out de Mori

Below quotes from former heavyweight champion David Haye ahead of his appearance on the new series of The Clare Balding show which airs Thursday at 8pm on BT Sport 1.

On coming back to boxing
Yes, since I was a kid I said I wanted to be the heavyweight champion of the world and I did that by beating a big massive giant guy. En route to doing that I won the undisputed cruiserweight champion, the weight below heavyweight, because I’m not the biggest guy, I won all the world title belts at that and then went up and fought the really big guys but I still feel I have more to give. Although I have achieved my goal which was to be the heavyweight champion, I want to do it again and I want to win all the belts. A lot of boxers come back after a loss but my last fight was a victory and the only reason I have been out for so long is because I’ve had injury so I’ve been really unfortunate in the injury department so I’m healthy now and I want to get back in there and crack on. (more…)



January 6th, 2016

UFC

Ronda Rousey To Host SNL on Jan. 23

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will make history once again on Jan. 23, as she hosts Saturday Night Live in New York City . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

“Dave” lands David Haye comeback fight

UKTV has landed the exclusive UK rights for former boxing world champion David Haye’s long-awaited comeback fight. The match will be shown on UKTV’s flagship free-to-air entertainment channel “Dave” live from the O2 on Saturday 16 January at 9pm.

David Haye, the former world champion in two different weight categories, is returning to professional boxing with a heavyweight bout against Australia’s Mark De Mori. Haye’s comeback fight will be his first since defeating Dereck Chisora at Upton Park over three years ago and sees Haye take on a top 10 WBA ranked heavyweight in De Mori, who boasts a record of 30 wins (26 KOs), and only one defeat, since turning pro in 2004. De Mori is undefeated since September 2004 and most recently claimed a first round knock-out of Germany’s Marcel Zeller in October.

In addition to the live match, Dave is also showing a special half-hour preview show Haye v De Mori: The Countdown, the night before, on Friday 15th January at 8pm featuring the build up to the fight, the story of the preparation and the reason why David wants to stage a comeback.

Live Boxing: David Haye v Mark De Mori (TBC) will be shown live from the O2 and has been ordered by UKTV director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave general manager Steve North. The two-hour special (9pm – 11pm) will include highlights from the day’s boxing at the O2, live music performances and live studio discussions plus all the action from the ringside.



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Butler determined to make history in 2016

‘Baby Faced Assassin’ Paul Butler is more determined than ever to become the first Englishman in over 100 years to drop down a weight and win a second world title. The red-hot 27-year-old makes the first defense of his WBO European Super-Flyweight crown on February 13 at the Liverpool Echo Arena, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Since his loss to South Africa’s hard-hitting Zolani Tete, Butler has returned with a bang with three knockouts wins, his latest coming against Silvio Olteanu at the Manchester Arena in December. (more…)



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao talks retirement after third Bradley fight

Meet Cuba’s amateur boxers

New Zealand’s Joseph Parker continues rise up the rankings

Zou Shiming to make return after Macau loss



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez is Fightnews.com® Fighter of the Year

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


Fightnews.com® has selected Saul “Canelo” Alvarez as “2015 Fighter of the Year.” Canelo fought twice, scoring a spectacular KO against James Kirkland, and then dethroning WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto via unanimous decision in a bout fought at a 155b catch weight.

Alvarez beat out Floyd Mayweather Jr, Gennady Golovkin, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, Sergey Kovalev and Tyson Fury for the honor. (more…)



January 6th, 2016

UFC

Miocic Takes Place Behind Werdum & Velasquez in Latest Rankings

Stipe Miocic earned his title shot Saturday night with a 54-second finish of Andrei Arlovski, UFC president Dana White said after UFC 194. And his new position behind champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Cain Velasquez was confirmed in Monday’s official UFC rankings release . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

James and Toni Kraft looking to make history

James and Toni KraftPromoter Alexander Petkovic (Petko’s Box-Promotion) is putting together a historic event on January 16th at Bavaria Movie Studios in Munich, Germany. For the first time in German boxing, two brothers will have the chance to become World Champions on the same card when James and Toni Kraft will be fighting for WBC Youth World titles.

19-year-old James Kraft (7-0) is taking on Hungary’s Peter Orlik (16-13-1) for the vacant WBC Youth Cruiserweight Championship while his 22-year-old brother Toni (6-0) will face Ferenc Albert (21-8) for the vacant WBC Youth Light Heavyweight title.

“There have been lots of famous brothers fighting at the same time or on the same cards – such as the Klitschkos, Torsten and Ruediger May or Ralf and Graciano Rocchigiani”, says Petkovic. “But this is the first time that two brothers can become World Champions on one night. James and Toni are exceptional talents. They are the next big thing in Germany.”

On the undercard, former amateur standout Howik Bebraham (1-0) is looking to win his first title in his second pro fight when he faces Ahmet Cicek (6-2) for the German Superlightweight Championship. All fights will be streamed live on ranfighting.de.



January 6th, 2016

Boxing News

Colonel Bob Sheridan says Parker and Joshua will rule the heavyweight division

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Famed boxing broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan, who called two of the biggest fights in the history of boxing in “The Rumble in the Jungle” Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman in Zaire and “The Thrilla in Manila” Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier” in the Philippines, talked to Fightnews.com and says the heavyweight division will become attractive again with unbeaten fighters Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) and Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) becoming better known in America.

“Joseph Parker in New Zealand and Anthony Joshua in England can make the heavyweight division attractive again but people in the United States don’t know Joshua except for people inside boxing and they don’t know Parker, but they will in the next year or so and there will be a lot more interest in the heavyweight division when these guys move into high gear. They will rule the heavyweight division.” (more…)



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Elbiali returns Jan 12

Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect, Ahmed Elbiali (13-0, 11 KOs) makes his 2016 debut against Andrew Hernandez (10-3-1, 2 KOs) on January 12 at the Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio, Texas. Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) “Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays” on FS1 and FOX Deportes will televise the 8-round bout. Elbiali-Hernandez will be part of the televised portion of the fight card, headlined by Miguel Flores (18-0, 9 KOs) vs. Mario Briones (27-4-2, 20 KOs).

“I don’t know much about Hernandez but I’m training like it’s the most important fight of my career.” Elbiali said. “Anytime I fight on television, it’s an opportunity to build on my fan base, so I’m coming to impress. At this point in my career, there is no room for error, so I must be mentally prepared to fight any style that comes my way. Some guys like to bang and some guys like to box. I’ll be ready for everything.”



January 5th, 2016

UFC

Top 10: New England’s Finest

It may be hard to believe these days, but before the explosion of mixed martial arts, the top fighters in the game, at least in the United States, were often centered in either California or in the Midwest hotbed of Iowa, with little attention being paid to fighters from the east coast. But then came a group of fighters out of New England that helped put their region on the map while also building a community of MMA fans that are likely to be out in force when the UFC ships up to Boston for the FOX Sports 1 event on January 17 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Segura to collide March 5 in LA?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Three-division world champion and current pound for pound contender Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (44-0 , 38 KOs) says he’s defending his WBC flyweight world crown against former world champion Giovanni Segura (32-4-1, 28 KOs) on March 5 in Los Angeles. “Chocolatito” stated his fight would again be the co-feature with WBA/IBF and WBC interim middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin headlining. There is a possibility that Gonzalez will have his training camp again in Costa Rica. If all goes well against Segura, Gonzalez is expected to move up to super flyweight to challenge 115lb WBC world champion Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs).



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Fedor now super champ, Feigenbutz and De Carolis to contest vacant WBA regular world title

Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) can write boxing history on Saturday night by becoming Germany’s youngest ever world champion with the vacant WBA world super middleweight title now on the line in his rematch with Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) at the Baden-Arena in Offenburg, Germany.

Feigenbutz and De Carolis were originally scheduled to contest the WBA’s interim world title, but yesterday, the governing body announced that their fight will be for the ‘regular’ world title. Their ruling comes following Andre Ward’s move up to light heavyweight and the subsequent promotion of reiging “regular” world champion Fedor Chudinov to super champion status. (more…)



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A year of highs and lows for Kenyan boxing

Floyd Mayweather accounts for UFC’s Conor McGregor’s popularity as “racism”

Bob Arum admits Pacquiao-Bradley III is a “tough sell”

David Haye promises a “stellar show”despite undercard blow



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

The Other Canelo

By Hesiquio Balderas
Photo: Hesiquio Balderas/Fightnews

He’s a public figure, a world champion, and at only 25 he has fame, money and a very successful professional career. Many young guys at Canelo’s age are trying to figure out what they’ll do for a living, but Alvarez always knew he wanted to be a fighter. Young Canelo used to fight all the time in elementary school, he’s always been brave and serious, very mature for his age. Is there another side of Canelo Alvarez? What about the person?

Santos Saul Alvarez is a shy individual in public, he doesn’t like the fame and prefers to keep himself away from anything and everything. He spends most of his free time in his home. His personality contrasts big time with his media and ring presence. He’s funny, laughs all the time and makes jokes. That’s the side of Saul not too many people know about. I personally worked briefly for Canelo Promotions and he told me a few stories. (more…)



January 5th, 2016

UFC

Cerrone Makes 170 Debut vs. Means

Longtime lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone wasn’t going to stay idle for long after his December loss to 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos. So it’s no surprise that the popular striker will be back in the Octagon on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 5th, 2016

Boxing News

Wallisch-Bacurin Press Conference

Photos: Team SES / P. Grecke

A press conference took place Monday for Saturday’s SES card in Berlin headlined by WBO #11 heavyweight Michael Wallisch (15-0, 10 KOs) against late sub Ivica Bacurin (23-8-1, 13 KOs).

Michael Wallisch: “On short notice, I have to rethink my game plan for my new opponent Bacurin. The live broadcast on SAT.1 is a big motivation for me, because I want to show the fans what they’ve missed in the past few years! Now, finally, there is movement in the heavyweight division and the audience can experience something new. I can quickly get to the top. 2016 represents a new era for the heavyweight division!”

Bacurin was not in attendance. (more…)



January 4th, 2016

UFC

Carlos Condit: “I may be done, but we’ll see . . .”

Carlos Condit battled Robbie Lawler for the welterweight title at UFC 195 but came up just short, losing by split decision. Condit threw 504 significant strikes and landed 196, compared to Lawler’s 78/177 significant strikes thrown . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

David Benavidez returns to action January 19

Unbeaten 19-year-old light heavyweight David “El Bandera Roja/RED FLAG” Benavidez will return to action on Tuesday, January 19, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Benavidez (11-0, 10 KOs) will face Kevin “The Vermont Bully” Cobbs (10-1, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder. Benavidez’s rising star caught fire in his last ring appearance, a brutal, nationally televised TKO 1 over Felipe Romero last November.

“It’s a great feeling to give the fans what they want,” said Benavidez of the victory. “I knew something big would happen that night. I could feel it. It feels good knowing that people want to see me fight.”

To prepare for Cobbs, Benavidez’s promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, has the Phoenix-based fighter and his father/trainer Jose Benavidez Sr., (David is the younger brother of undefeated Interim WBA World Super Lightweight Champion Jose Benavidez Jr.)
working with Hector Bermudez at Peter Welch’s Gym in South Boston.



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Mikhaylenko-Robinson Added to Kovalev-Pascal II

Undefeated welterweight prospect Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs) will look to make his mark in the wide-open welterweight division against southpaw Ray “The New Ray Robinson” Robinson (20-2, 9 KOs) in the opening 10-round bout of the Kovalev-Pascal II HBO World Championship Boxing event Saturday, Jan. 30 live from the Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mikhaylenko, 29, from Gelendzhik, Russia, is co-promoted by Main Events and German Titov Promotions. “The Mechanic” is undefeated and stopped his last three opponents, including former interim super lightweight titleholder Johan Perez. This will be his second fight in Canada; he stopped Felipe De la Paz in the fifth round on the undercard of Kovalev-Pascal I. (more…)



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Commey set to fight in IBF final eliminator

2016 promises to be a big year for Ghanaian lightweight star Richard Commey (23-0, 21 KOs) with the undefeated 28 year-old set to fight in a final eliminator for the IBF World title. Commey is coming off the back of a hugely successful 2015, which saw him defend his Commonwealth title against Thompson Mokwana in South Africa and claim the IBF Intercontinental strap with an eighth-round technical knockout victory over Bahodir Mamadjonov in Las Vegas.

However, a lack of available challengers has forced the often-avoided power-puncher to relinquish his IBF Intercontinental belt, and as a result, the IBF has confirmed that Commey will fight in a final eliminator for their World title. (more…)



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Feigenbutz intends to ‘leave no questions unanswered’

Photo: Alexander Maschner/ Fotostudio Kopfkino

Photo: Alexander Maschner/ Fotostudio Kopfkino


WBA interim world super middleweight champion Vincent Feigenbutz (21-1, 19 KOs) says he will ‘leave no questions unanswered’ in his rematch with Giovanni De Carolis (23-6, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Baden-Arena in Offenburg, Germany. Feigenbutz controversially came out on top in their first encounter on November 17, scoring a razor-thin twelve-round points decision over his Italian opponent at the DM-Arena in Karlsruhe, his hometown.

However, despite the positive result, the 20-year-old admits he was left disappointed with his display and is promising an improved performance when the super middleweights square off for a second time in Offenburg.

“The first fight against Giovanni was a real battle,” reflects the rising German star. ”Although I won the fight, I wasn’t happy with my performance as I know I can do better. I don’t want to use it as an excuse but I was recovering from a severe cold and therefore unable to fight to my full potential. (more…)



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA #14 Solomon Haumono targets Danny Green

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #14 heavyweight Solomon Haumono (23-2-2, 20 KOs) talks to Fighnews.com® and says he’s confident of defeating former IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green. Haumono also talks about his father, Maile, who was Aussie heavyweight champion and once took world cruiserweight champion Mate Parlov the distance. He kayoed Joe Frazier’s sparring partner Vern McIntosh on the undercard of the 1975 Frazier vs. Jimmy Ellis rematch in Melbourne.

Haumono’s manager Matt Rose also spoke to Fightnews about a possible Haumono-Green showdown and revealed the offer and their acceptance to fight former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye that fell through when WBA-rated Mark de Mori took the fight.



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Salita’s first “Detroit Brawl” card coming together

The first “Detroit Brawl” card is coming together for February 6, at the Masonic Temple in downtown Detroit. The Salita Promotions promotion will feature hometown talent galore, reported promoter Dmitriy Salita. “I am getting more and more excited for our first Detroit promotion and can’t wait to see talent like bantamweight James Gordon Smith, a Golden Gloves champion who has an 8-0 professional record,” Salita said. This national amateur champion, from East Detroit, won eight regional Golden Gloves title, and will tussle with Antoine Robertson in a six rounder.

The iconic venue for the first Salita show, will also feature Ed Williams (10-1), a two-time Detroit Golden Gloves champ who is now a hot prospect at super welterweight. Detroit’s Antonio Wade (1-0) will show his skill set in the junior middleweight class. He will fight for state bragging against Jessie Addison of Saginaw, Michigan in a four rounder. Also on the card: battle tested veteran James Lester of Detroit will attempt to derail hot NYC prospect Dimash Niyazov in a six-round tangle. (more…)



January 4th, 2016

UFC

High Stakes as Bisping, Silva Set to Fight

It’s a fight that probably should have happened a few years ago.

Both Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping, now set to meet in a February epic in London on UFC FIGHT PASS, admitted as much on a media conference call on Tuesday morning . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Freddie Roach remains upbeat about Manny Pacquiao

Nonito Donaire to start training in February for Evgeny Gradovich

David Haye dealt a blow in comeback fight

Teddy Atlas admits third Bradley fight with Pacquiao will be difficult



January 4th, 2016

Boxing News

David Haye unveils new co-feature

Following the news that Australia’s Billy Dib had been ruled out of an undercard appearance at David Haye’s comeback on Jan 16 at The O2, Haye has announced that Dib’s fight against Jamie Speight has been replaced by a British welterweight title eliminator between Shayne Singleton (21-1, 7 KOs) and John O’Donnell (30-2, 11 KOs). You can see the tweets via the link below.

Commenting on the announcement, Haye said “Obviously it’s disappointing that Billy Dib will not be on the bill but injuries are a part of boxing sadly. Jamie Speight was looking forward to the challenge of facing a former two-weight world champion and hopefully we can make the fight happen on the next Haye Day card. We wish Billy a speedy recovery. (more…)



January 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

New opponent for Wallisch

WBO #11 heavyweight Michael Wallisch (15-0, 10 KOs) will now face Ivica Bacurin (23-8-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday (January 9) night at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin, Germany. Bacurin steeped in for Marcin Rekowski, who had to pull out due to a broken rib suffered in sparring. Wallisch will be defending his WBO European title belt.

Also on the card:

An opponent was finally announced last week for WBO middleweight “junior” titlist Jan Meiser (10-0, 5 KOs). He will face Szabolcs Szabo (10-2-1, 4 KOs).

Two-time light heavyweight title challenger Robin Krasniqi (44-4, 17 KOs), now campaigning at super middleweight where he’s rated #12, will face Cagri Ermis (18-9-2, 5 KOs).



January 3rd, 2016

UFC

UFC 195 Talking Points and Post-Fight

Although every fight inside the Octagon produces a winner and a loser, sometimes a truly epic fight takes place that makes the outcome difficult for some to accept . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-fight bonus recap

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January 3rd, 2016

Boxing News

Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez returns March 19

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Flyweight contender Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez will return to the ring on March 19 on a card presented by Universal Promotions in Puerto Rico. “We’re working on a fight in March. It will be a Noche de Campeones DirecTV event, maybe for a regional title and an eliminator. I’m working on a couple of things,” said Gonzalez’ promoter Javier Bustillo.

For his part, Gonzalez said he’s aiming for the March 19 date and expects this fight to be a prelude to his planned title shot against IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng. “I hope for that,” said Gonzalez. “If all goes well, I could fight for the title in June. I’m IBF #8 so we’re ready to go. I hope now is an eliminator to go for the belt in June or July. If not, it would be by the end of the year.”



January 3rd, 2016

UFC

UFC 195 Main Event: Lawler Hangs On To Title in Split Decision Victory

With his welterweight title on the line at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Robbie Lawler delivered everything a champion should in the fifth and final round of his UFC 195 main event against Carlos Condit Saturday night, delivering a ferocious assault that allowed him to win the round and the fight, allowing him to retain his crown via split decision . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 3rd, 2016




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