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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

Spence KOs Bundu in six

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Welterweight Errol Spence Jr. blew out Leonard Bundu in six rounds Sunday afternoon in the main ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb

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Spence KOs Bundu in six

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August 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs DC card

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Tonight’s Diva-Rize-N card featuring Henry Buchanan vs. Ariel Espinal at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington DC has been postponed because of the called State of Emergency by the Mayor of DC, Vincent Gray.



August 27th, 2011


Boxing News

Rubio: Chavez Jr. looks for excuses

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC’s mandatory middleweight world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio has expressed amazement at the cancellation of the WBC world title defense of his compatriot Julio Cesar Chavez Jr against Ronald Hearns scheduled for September 17 in Mexico. “I heard that he suffered a laceration on his right hand and has an alleged injury,” said Rubio. “Personally I think it’s an excuse. I don’t think Chavez Jr. is in good condition or has had good training. I understood that it may be a weight problem. Julio is a man who likes to eat but he must understand that as a world champion he must dedicate more time to the gym because he has obligations to defend his world crown. There’s already a precedent in 2009 when he tested positive for the diuretic furosemide to lose weight in Las Vegas for the fight against Troy Rowland.” Rubio trains daily at the Gold Boxing Gym with trainer Jorge “Mapimi” Rodriguez in Torreon. On September 3 he will facing Mohammed Akrong from Ghana in San Luis Potosi at an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo.



August 27th, 2011


Boxing News

Flo Simba returns to action

By Ron Jackson

Flo Simba returns to action after his sixth round stoppage loss to former IBF heavyweight champion Fransie Botha in June this year when he takes on the rugged Thamsanqa Dube from Zimbabwe over eight rounds in a heavyweight contest at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Monday night. The 22-year-old Simba (10-1, 9 KOs) who was born in the Dominican Republic of the Congo but fights out of South Africa and suffered his first loss against the vastly experienced Botha, now hopes to get his career back on track. (more…)



August 27th, 2011


Boxing News

WBC live webcast tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a boxing webcast, free of charge, tonight at 10PM ET/7PM PT. In the main event – scheduled for 10 two-minute rounds from the Plaza de Toros in Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico – WBC female flyweight world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez, 29-5-3 with 14 knockouts, of Mexico City, will make her third defense of the title against Asami Shikasho, 5-2 with 3 knockouts, of Tokyo. (more…)



August 27th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown 2: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

Before the middleweight title showdown at this Saturday’s UFC 134, two light heavyweights will go head-to-head in a rematch years in the making. They’ll share the marquee with a veteran Brazilian heavyweight and a surging young prospect making a name for himself by dropping legends in their tracks. Let’s take a look at the two other bouts with headlining status, Forrest Griffin vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brendan Schaub vs. Minotauro Nogueira . . . Click here for more

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August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tepic, Nayarit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Boxers from the “Guerra in Tepic” Organized by Canelo Promotions Promotions and Promociones del Pueblo and will be broadcast by Cadena 3 Channel 28 from Tepc, Nayarit. The Boxing Night Event to be held in the gym, “Niños Hereos” topped the scales this afternoon attended ceremony. Sergio Villanueva, is the reigning WBC world youth featherweight champ and Christopher Perez, the current WBC Fecombox featherweight champion.

Sergio Villanueva 135 vs. José Mendoza 135
Christopher Pérez 127 vs. Héctor Márquez 127
Click here for more photos….



August 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from DC

DC bouts still on despite hurricane threat!

By Gary “Digital” Williams

At this hour despite the threat of Hurricane Irene heading through the Washington DC area, the card slated for Saturday is still on. Therefore, here is the scale watch for tonight’s Diva-Rize-N Promotions card at The DC Star Nightclub in Washington:

Henry Buchanan 178.8 vs. Ariel Espinal 186.6
Tony Jeter 159.4 vs. Darrett Crockett 155.8
Dwayne McRae 245.8 vs. Kevin Howard 277.6
Angel Concepcion 180.8 vs. Phillip Hannah 174.2
Jacey Thompson 151.6 vs. Michael Taylor 143.2
Brandon Quarles 154.2 vs. Andrew Jones 149.8
Alantez Fox 152.6 vs. Aaron Williams 156.4
John Thompson 158 vs. Lee Snow 164.8
John Watson 167.8 vs. Bennie Meeks 175.4

Venue: DC Star Night Club, Washington DC
Promoter: Diva-Rize-N Promotions

Note: DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray has issued a state of emergency, so there is a possibility the card eventually will not come off as scheduled.



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Nieves edges Vargas again

In a rematch, WBO Latino 140lb titleholder Jose “Miau” Nieves (19-2-3, 8 KOs) won a controversial twelve round majority decision over Cuauhtemoc Vargas (15-6-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Vargas was the aggressor and seemed to do more, but Nieves was ahead by scores of 117-111, 117-113 on two cards while the third card was 114-114. In their first encounter last April 29 at the same venue, Nieves won a controversial split decision in an action packed fight.

Popular jr featherweight Hairon “El Maja” Socarras (4-0, 4 KOs) thrilled his legions of fans with a fast first round knockout over Eduardo Melendez (4-9-1).



August 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Gomez defeats Granados

Unbeaten lightweight KO artist Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (11-0, 8 KOs) traveled to the backyard of Adrian Granados (8-2-1, 5 KOs) and scored a hard fought eight round majority decision on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Gomez floored Granados with a right hand at the end of round two and landed more bombs in round three. The gutsy Granados weathered the storm, however, and fought hard the whole eight rounds. Scores were 78-73, 77-74, 76-76.

Unbeaten lightweight Omar Figueroa (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-7-1, 2 KOs). Figueroa dropped Herrera in round two and then laid him out with a huge left hand later in the round. Time was 1:19.

Other results
Juan Bustamante KO1 Andrew Kato (lightweight)
Luis Santiago W4 Clifford McPherson (welterweight)
Daniel Sotelo KO1 Ronnie Fuentez (welterweight)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweights collide in Tacoma

Undefeated Tacoma heavyweight Vincent Thompson steps back into the ring on Saturday night when he faces Masataka Takehara in the main event of Battle at the Boat 83 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Thompson improved his record to 8-0 with a unanimous decision over Kelsey Arnold on June 4. In addition to his victory over Arnold, Vincent also scored an impressive victory over the previously unbeaten Charles Ellis, a former 2003 National Golden Gloves Heavyweight Champion on Nov. 13, 2010. Thompson, however, will face his toughest challenge to date in Takehara, a former national champion and the #1 ranked heavyweight in Japan. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Leon, Mexico

Librado Andrade 167.1 vs. Matt O’Brien 166.4
Enrique Ornelas 170.6 vs. Alfredo Contreras 170.8
Pablo Cesar Cano 137.5 vs. Mario Hermosillo 136.6
Ivan Morales 118.3 vs. Juan Velasquez 115.9
Hugo Salas 144.1 vs. Tomas Sierra 138.8
Gabriel Soto 155.8 vs. Juan Jose Torres 157.1
Robert Manzanarez 123.9 vs. Edgar Martinez 119
Venue: De La Feria Leon, Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: AT&T U-Verse



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

A Puño Limpio workout

Unbeatens Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez, McJoe Arroyo and Carlos Negron worked-out today and showed the crowd that they were in great shape for their bouts next Friday, September 2 in the 6th edition of the series “A Puño Limpio”, to be held at the coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, in a PR Best Boxing Promtions (PRBBP) in association with Top Rank Inc., to be televised live on WAPA America. González (16-0, 12 KOs), who will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight title in a 10 round fight against Eddie Soto (12-2, 4 KOs) and is ranked #8 in the WBO lightweight division, weighed 146 pounds in the last pre-weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission today at the Wilfredo Gomez Arena Gym in Guaynabo. For more details and photos click here….



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Huamantla

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juarez 111.9 vs. Asami Shikasho 111.9
Zulina Muñoz 117.5 vs. Verena Crespo 112.4
Esmeralda Moreno 106.4 vs. Linda Sanchez 107.8
Cristian Esquivel 117.9 vs. Pedro Dominguez 117.9
Venue: Plaza de Toros, Huamantla, Tlaxcala, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia (Boxeo de Gala)
Click here for more photos…



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Guadalajara

Photos: Rafael Soto

Raul Garcia 105 vs. Moises Fuentes 105
(WBO minimumweight championship)
Ulises Solis 108 vs. Jether Oliva 108
(IBF miniflyweight championship)
Daniel Sandoval 148 vs. Ricardo Martinez 148.7
Alejandro Gonzalez 116 vs. Jose Lopez 117.5
Maximo Flores 112 vs. Roberto Perez 113
Julio Cesar Avalos 154 vs. Jose Manuel Medrano 152
Venue: Auditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Fox Deportes more photos



August 26th, 2011

UFC

UFC Rio at the scales

At the scales from HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil for UFC RIO, which airs live on Pay-Per-View  at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 134 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 6:00 pm ET / 3:00 pm PT. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

MAIN EVENT – UFC MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Yushin Okami (183)

PPV
Forrest Griffin (205) VS Mauricio Rua (205)
Brendan Schaub (247) VS Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (243)
Edson Barboza (155) VS Ross Pearson (155)
Stanislav Nedkov (203) VS Luiz Cane (204)

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Spencer Fisher (156) VS Thiago Tavares (156)
Dan Miller (184) VS Rousimar Palhares (185)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Paulo Thiago (169) VS David Mitchell (171)
Raphael Assuncao (134) VS Johnny Eduardo (135)
Erick Silva (169) VS Luis Ramos (171)
Yuri Alcantara (144) vs. Felipe Arantes (145)
Yves Jabouin (135) vs. Ian Loveland (135)

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August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Senchenko retains WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko won by sixth round TKO over Venezuelan challenger Marco Avendaño to retain his WBA welterweight world championship on Friday at the Donbass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Senchenko successfully defended his title for the third time.

Meanwhile Venezuela continues in search of a reigning world champion. The next opportunity is on October 15 when the former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares seeks the vacant WBC lightweight world title against Mexican Antonio DeMarco, in Los Angeles.



August 26th, 2011

UFC

Breakdown: UFC Rio

UFC RIO is LIVE on PPV Aug 27!

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

This Saturday, the UFC returns to Brazil with one of the country’s favorite sons headlining the affair. Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempts to avenge his last professional loss when he defends his crown against Yushin “Thunder” Okami. Let’s take a look at the fighters. . . Click here for more

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August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Balzsay New WBA Champ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hungarian Karoly Balzsay is the new WBA super middleweight regular world champion, winning a unanimous decision over Ukrainian Stanyslav Kashtanov on Friday at the Donbass Arena in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine in an event hosted by Union Boxing Promotion (Yury Ruban). Scores were Pasquale Procopio 115-113, Stefano Carozza 115-114 Jean-Louis Legland 116-111. The 168-pound regular crown was vacant, American Andre Ward is the current “super” WBA world champion, while the Irishman Brian Magee is the interim champion of the organization after his victory in the XXIII KO Drugs Festival in Costa Rica

In other results:

Undefeated titleholder Lago Kiladze retained his WBA intercontinental cruiserweight belt by unanimous decision over Argentinian Daniel Sanabria.

Ignacio Mendoza won by knockout in the first round against Volodymyr Kravets to claim the vacanct WBA international welterweight title.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Smith gets tech nod

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Werner Kalin

Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith (11-1-1, 5 KOs) was awarded a six round technical decision over Robert Whaley (6-3-2, 3 KOs) in a nationally televised promotion at the Cronulla Leagues Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Friday to capture the PABA 140 pound title. Smith suffered a cut over right eye in round one caused by accidental head clash and in round six the ringside doctor ruled the cut too severe to continue and it went to the scorecards and Smith was ahead on all the cards by 49-46, 49-46, 49-46. (Supervisor Brad Vocale). (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Irene KOs Atlantic City card

Saturday’s Star Boxing event at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, NJ featuring former heavyweight contender Vinny Maddalone against journeyman Mike Sheppard has been rescheduled to October 22nd due to the incoming landfall of hurricane Irene.



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Germany

Photos: Photo Wende

Alexander Povetkin 232.5 vs. Ruslan Chagaev 232.5
(Vacant WBA Heavyweight Title)
Robert Helenius 243.75 vs Siarhei Liakhovich 232
(WBA/WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title)

Venue: Messehalle in Erfurt, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: EPIX



August 26th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Adrian Granados 136 vs. Frankie Gomez 136
Omar Figueroa 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 135
Luis Santiago 148 vs. Clifford McPherson 147
Juan Bustamante 130 vs. Andrew Kato 134
Daniel Sotelo 143 vs. Ronnie Fuentez 144
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, Illinios
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Chagaev-Povetkin WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Canadian referee Hubert Earlle will be the third man in the ring when Ruslan Chagaev from Uzbekistan (27-1-1, 17 KOs) and Russian Alexander Povetkin (21-0, 15 KOs) meet at Messehalle, Erfurt, Thüringen, Germany on Saturday for the vacant WBA world heavyweight title. The three judges are Jean Toupin (France), Paul Thomas (UK) and Glenn Feldman(USA). The fight Supervisor is Francisco Hill Piña (Colombia) and Assistant Supervisor is Julio Thyme (Panama).



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez Intl Press Tour

Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will embark on a 25,000-mile four-city international media tour, beginning in Manila on September 2 (Saturday, September 3 in Manila), to announce and celebrate Pacquiao-Marquez III — Act Three of their exciting world championship trilogy. Pacquiao and Marquez, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship on Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. Joining Pacquiao and Marquez on the tour will be their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. (more…)



August 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Garcia-Serrano: Full Report

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In an all-out brawl, Juan Garcia won a hard-fought six round majority decision victory over Hector Serrano at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Garcia (15-3, 5 KO’s) started well in the opening rounds, even stunning Serrano in the second round. Serrano (13-3, 5 KO’s) came back in the middle rounds, doing good work to the body with both hands. However, Garcia finished strong, hurting Serrano with a vicious left hook to the body in the sixth round, following up with punches to the head and body. Although Garcia had Serrano hurt, he was not able to finish him off. One judge scored the bout 57-57, while the other two judges, including Fightnews.com, scored the bout 58-56. more + photos



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Gomez ready for Granados

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten Frankie Gomez (10-0, 8 KO’s) has been used to fighting near his hometown of East Los Angeles, where he has heard cheers or words of encouragement from the crowd. Tonight, the 19 year old will find out what it will be like to fight in someone’s hometown as he takes on local fighter Adrian Granados (8-1-1, 5 KO’s) in the eight round main event bout at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL. The bout will headline a Solo Boxeo Tecate card. Gomez has been training in Big Bear, CA under Abel Sanchez for his last few fights and values the training and sparring he has received at the Summit Gym. “I don’t really like the mountains, but for boxing, it’s good to train up here. I’ve been sparring eight to 10 rounds a day and I’ve been working really hard.” Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions since his professional debut, the soft-spoken Gomez is not overlooking Granados for this fight. “There’s no real videos on him. I’m just going to go in there and do what I do best and take it to him. I’m focused on him 100%.”



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There are unofficial reports that WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s September 17 defense against Ronald Hearns could be postponed. Reliable sources inform us that there is a lesion on the right hand of Chavez Jr. and he will be visiting a doctor to seek a final diagnosis. It was also reported that Chavez Jr. is now about 168 pounds. The same source indicates that it appears that the fight will be suspended until a possible date of November 19. Chavez Jr, posted a photo of the injury in his right hand on his twitter account and hopes to be fighting on September 17.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Mikey Garcia update

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight contender Miguel Angel Garcia will fight on October 22nd underneath a fight card headlined by bantamweight world title holder Nonito Donaire, manager Cameron Dunkin told Fightnews.com on Thursday afternoon. Garcia (26-0, 22 KO’s) will fight in a non-televised bout against an opponent to be determined, although Dunkin is holding out hope that HBO would show clips of the fight, as the premium channel is schedules to only air the Donaire fight. Garcia, who is co-trained by his older brother Robert and father Eduardo, is coming off a fourth round knockout victory over late replacement Rafael Guzman at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on June 4th. Although Carson, CA has been rumored as the place where Donaire will headline the October 22nd card, Dunkin claims that Top Rank is now looking at San Jose, CA or Las Vegas. Top Rank promotes both Donaire and Garcia.



August 26th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC Rio weigh-in today!

Fighters hit the scales at approximately 3pm ET / Noon PT

Silva vs Okami Headlines UFC RIO LIVE Tomorrow Night: Anderson Silva defends the middleweight title against the last man to defeat him, Yushin Okami – plus former 205-lb. champ Shogun Rua looks to avenge his 2007 loss against Forrest Griffin, and Minotauro Nogueira battles in Brazil for the first time against Brendan Schaub – UFC RIO live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on Pay-Per-View & UFC.TV

Tavares vs Fisher, Palhares vs Miller Live Tomorrow Night: Prelim action leads right up to the Pay-Per-View event, starting at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on SPIKE & Rogers Sportsnet

See The UFC RIO Prelims Live on Facebook Starting At 6pm ET / 3pm PT: “Like” the UFC on Facebook to see five bouts live & free tomorrow night!

Watch The Live UFC RIO Weigh-In Today On UFC.com: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 3pm ET / Noon PT

Get The New UFC.TV App Free In The Android Market: Watch live events, get access to the fight library, read news and more!

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August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Aydin-Dan purse bid split

By Boxing Bob Newman

Fightnews has received a copy of the letter from WBC president Jose Sulaiman to promoters Ahmet Öner (Arena Box) and Chris Ganescu (Gankor Promotions) regarding the purse bids for the rematch between their respective charges Selcuk Aydin and Ionut “Jo Jo Dan” Ion. The WBC board of directors voted for a 65%-35% split in favor of WBC Silver champion Aydin, the winner of a controversial split decision in the pair’s first fight on June 5, 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey. A purse bid is scheduled for September 2nd at the WBC offices in Mexico City.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

WBA makes donation in Costa Rica

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza delivered $15,000 collected from the XXIII KO Drugs Festival to officials in Costa Rica. Attending the ceremony were the Acting Mayor of San Jose Sandra García Pérez, other officials of the municipality, Costa Rican WBA #3 super featherweight Bryan “Tiquito” Vasquez, his trainer and his representative Ezequiel Obando. The money will be a charitable donation to the “Casa Hogar” in San José, which works with people with addictions and homeless. According to Mendoza, cards like this help spread boxing and are able to assist those most in need and help deal with knockout scourges like drugs and poverty.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Garcia defends against Fuentes

Happy birthday to former IBF jr middleweight world champion Raul Marquez (41-4-1, 29 KOs). “El Diamante” will spend his 40th birthday in Guadalajara, Mexico, doing the color commentary alongside Alejandro Luna on FOX Deportes’ “Top Rank Live” telecast featuring WBO miniumunweight champion Raul ‘Rayito’ Garcia defending against Moises Fuentes. Garcia comes in with a record of 30-1-1, 18 KOs, while Fuentes is 13-1, 6 KOs.



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Tough talk in Huamantla

By Pepe Rodriguez
Photo by Alma Montiel

WBC female flyweight champion Mariana “La Barbie” Juarez is ready to make the second defense of the green and gold belt. “It will be a war, I will knock her out in the eighth round and the belt will stay in Mexico,” said Mariana Thursday at the last press conference in the small but beautiful town of Huamantla, Mexico.

For her part, Asami Shikasho promised to give a great battle and connect the best shots to take the title to Japan. “I thank Mariana for this great opportunity, but in the ring it will be another story. I’ll make a great war and Mariana will be destroyed.”



August 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Salgado returns Sept 24

Hard puncher José “Sugar” Salgado (26-1, 23 KOs) will fight in front of his public again after one year of absence in an international boxing event, full of world class fighters. This event is presented by Canelo Promotions and Cancun Boxing on September 24 in Cozumel, Quintana Roo. Salgado is the current WBC and WBA North American champion in the super flyweight division, and is working very hard to step into the ring against Isaac “Pretty Boy” Quaye (16-4-1, 9 KOs), who hails from Accra, Ghana. Also on the card are Jesús “Destroyer” Jiménez who is facing Carlos Tamara and Tomoki Kameda will trade punches versus Eduardo García.



August 26th, 2011




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