Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime The highly anticipated welterweight unification showdown between unbeaten WBA world champion Keith "One Time" Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) ...

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Pacquiao arrives in Vegas

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Superstar Manny Pacquiao makes his “Grand Arrival” aboard his special Team Paquiao bus at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday for his upcoming third mega-fight against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions,Marquez Boxing,Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View. For more photos . . . .

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Photos by Chris Cozzone Superstar Manny Pacquiao makes his “Grand Arrival” aboard his special Team Paquiao bus at the MGM …


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WBA 90th annual awards dinner

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman

The high-tech Tribune Lounge inside the Donbass Arena hosted the awards dinner tonight during the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine. A techno song and dance group, ala a Ukrainian version of the Black Eyed Peas, rocked the house over several encores. Meanwhile various recognitions and awards were given out also over several rounds, for contributions to boxing. In between, a multitude of cultural courses were served for dinner, including chicken & beef tongue salad!

Fighters receiving recognition on a world level were Souleymane M’Baye, Donny LaLonde, Victor Callejas and Roberto Duran. Local fighters included Union Boxing fighter and recent WBA super middleweight title challenger Stanislav Kashtanov, fellow UBP fighter and WBA Inter-continental featherweight champion Oleh Yafimovych and current WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko. (more…)

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman The high-tech Tribune Lounge inside the Donbass Arena hosted the awards dinner tonight …



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WBA convention day 2

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman

Day 2 of the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine got underway on a somber note once again, as President Mendoza asked for a moment of silence to pay homage to former heavyweight champion “Smokin” Joe Frazier, who passed last night at age 67. Frazier was recently diagnosed with liver cancer, as well as having struggled with diabetes for many years. Also, a moment of silence was observed for former WBA vice president Shigeru Kojima, who passed on August 26th of this year.

A review of minutes of yesterday’s Day 1 opening meetings was reviewed.
Jose Emilio Graglia represented the Cordoba (Argentina) Federation in speaking to the situation regarding anti-doping in Argentina. While the WBA’s stance is that anti-doping needs to be conducted in it’s title fights, if not universally for all fights, Graglia responded that the testing group simply never showed up to conduct the tests at the recent Caballero-Barros fight. (more…)

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman Day 2 of the 90th annual WBA convention in Donetsk, Ukraine got underway …


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Canelo-Cintron moved

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Eddy Reynoso of Canelo Promotions announced today that the WBC super welterweight world title fight between champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former IBF world champion Kemit Cintron will be held in the Plaza Mexico in the Distrito Federal instead of Expo Bancomer in Santa Fe in Mexico City. It was also confirmed that Mexican prospect Salvador Sanchez II will face Alex Monterrosa in a featherweight clash and another prospect, Daniel Estrada will face former world title challenger Francisco Cordero.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Eddy Reynoso of Canelo Promotions announced today that the WBC super welterweight world title fight between …


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Don King on Smokin’ Joe

Legendary promoter Don King, who promoted Joe Frazier in the finale of Frazier’s phenomenal trilogy with Muhammad Ali, 1975’s “Thrilla in Manila,” made the following statement from his South Florida home after learning last night of the death of his longtime friend:

“Smokin’ Joe Frazier was the embodiment of what a great heavyweight champion and person should be. He was a great gladiator. When Smokin’ Joe came to the ring, you knew you had someone who was coming to fight. I was proud to have known and promoted him, and I was honored to call him a friend.

“The courage Smokin’ Joe showed in “The Thrilla in Manila”—answering every Ali onslaught with an equally withering response—will remain in the hearts and minds of boxing fans around the globe forever. It was one of the most dramatic fights in history. Although the warrior inside Smokin’ Joe wanted to answer the bell for the 15th and final round, his chief second and friend Eddie Futch acted as more than a corner man to step in and refuse to let him continue, so he could live to fight another day and smoke ’em some more.

“One cannot underestimate the contribution Smokin’ Joe and Ali made to progress and change by creating the space, through their talent, for black men to be seen, visible and relevant. The Thrilla in Manila helped make America better.

“Not only was he a great fighter but also a great man. He lived as he fought with courage and commitment at a time when African Americans in all spheres of life were engaged in a struggle for emancipation and respect. Smokin’ Joe brought honor, dignity and pride for his people, the AMERICAN people, and brought the nation together as only sports can do.”

Legendary promoter Don King, who promoted Joe Frazier in the finale of Frazier’s phenomenal trilogy with Muhammad Ali, 1975’s “Thrilla …


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Last Joe Frazier interview

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Joe Frazier was a very happy, full of life gentleman when we spoke during one of his last interviews,” said former four-time heavyweight title challenger Jameel McCline, who interviewed the late Joe Frazier in July. “You could tell that he was little bit tired, but was still very open about the state of today’s heavyweight division, did not like what he saw. It was a great privilege for me, a heavyweight fighter to interview such a great man and a great fighter. I consider Joe Frazier one of the best 10 fighters who ever lived,” said McCline, who provided Fightnews.com with his last “Smokin’ Joe” interview.

By Przemek Garczarczyk “Joe Frazier was a very happy, full of life gentleman when we spoke during one of his …


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Hopkins on Smokin’ Joe

After learning of the death of boxing legend Joe Frazier on Monday, fellow Philadelphia native and two-time middleweight and current light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins shared his thoughts on the famed champion’s passing. “My reaction was I expected it to come, but the denial of it coming is something that people that know Joe and have been around him tried to block out. It was not shocking, because I knew he had been sick for a while, but now it is real and he is really not here with us anymore.

“Ali and Joe Frazier’s rivalry is the king of all rivalries. You cannot mention Ali’s name without Frazier, and you cannot mention Frazier without Ali. Their three fights were the three most exciting fights of the century. Joe is a person who will never be imitated or emulated. His legacy in boxing will never be duplicated, especially during his era. There will be only one Smokin’ Joe Frazier. (more…)

After learning of the death of boxing legend Joe Frazier on Monday, fellow Philadelphia native and two-time middleweight and current …



Boxing News

John, Yordan Presser

Report and photo by Jeff Pamungkas

Indonesian promoter Raja Sapta Oktohari (middle) cooperating with Green Machine Promotions will feature Chris John (45-0-2, 22 KOs) vs. Stanislav Merdov (Ukraine, 32-7, 24 KOs) for John’s 15th WBA featherweight title defense at Challenge Stadium, Mt Claremont, Western Australia on November 30. John’s countryman and former foe Daud Yordan (27-2, 21 KOs) will also be on the undercard, fighting veteran Frankie Archuleta (27-8-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant IBO Asia Pacific featherweight title. Both Indonesian stars will be the co-features of the classy WBC cruiserweight title fight of Danny Green vs. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk and the vacant IBO superfeatherweight title match between Will Tomlinson vs. Alan Herrera.

“These bouts are important for both John and Yordan,” Oktohari the the press who asked the reason for selecting these opponents. “Especially for Yordan, he has talent and skills, but he needs a good victory to return his confidence after being defeated by Chris John in April this year. Next year, I will promote Yordan for another world title fight,” Oktohari stated.

During the press conference, Chris John spoke to the press via a long distance call from his training camp in Perth, Australia. “I’ve prepared for 2.5 months here,” said John, “and I will make the best result in this fight.”

Report and photo by Jeff Pamungkas Indonesian promoter Raja Sapta Oktohari (middle) cooperating with Green Machine Promotions will feature Chris …


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Pacquiao-Marquez PPV live stream

Top Rank announced today that the November 12 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez world welterweight championship event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will be available live on both pay-per-view television and online. The four-bout pay-per-view card, produced and distributed live online by Top Rank for $54.95, boasting interactive features unique to the digital platform through NeuLion’s technology. The enhanced and unique viewing offers a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic player that will allow viewers to interact and feel an enriched experience. The live online pay-per-view is exclusive to U.S. viewers. (more…)

Top Rank announced today that the November 12 Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Márquez world welterweight championship event at the …


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Vitali comments on Smokin’ Joe

“My brother Wladimir and I are very sad to hear that Joe Frazier has passed away. He was one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all times. I am very proud to have the same title that Joe once had. His three fights against Muhammad Ali are classics in sports history. Joe has done a lot for the sport of boxing – as a champion as well as through his social involvement. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Vitali Klitschko, WBC World Heavyweight Champion

“My brother Wladimir and I are very sad to hear that Joe Frazier has passed away. He was one of …


UFC

The Blueprint: Cain Velasquez

Undefeated as a professional mixed martial artist. 88.9% of his wins are by knockout. And he is the holder of the sport’s most prized possession – the UFC heavyweight championship. Cain Velasquez is, without question, the baddest man on the planet. He holds that distinction for now, at least. . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Undefeated as a professional mixed martial artist. 88.9% of his wins are by knockout. And he is the holder of …



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Kameda Bros in the Philippines

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The Kameda dynasty, comprising Koki, Daiki and Tomoki, are being trained in the Philippines as part of their preparation got a card on December 7 in Osaka, Japan. The plan is for ten days of sparring in Elorde Family Gym. Mexicans Mario “Hurricane” Macias and Eduardo “Bambino” Garcia are known to be in the camp. The brothers will remain in Manila until November 12 before returning to Japan to complete their respective preparations for “Kameda Party 2011” in the Prefectural Gymnasium. More photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero The Kameda dynasty, comprising Koki, Daiki and Tomoki, are being trained in the Philippines as part …


Boxing News

Pacquiao arrival today

Yesterday it was Juan Manuel Márquez’ grand arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Today it’s the turn of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. The event will be open to the public. Pacquiao, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum arrive today at Noon PT at the porte cochere and inside the front lobby of the MGM Grand. Pacman will be transported by a luxury bus custom-designed with his image.

Yesterday it was Juan Manuel Márquez’ grand arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Today it’s the turn of …


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Francisco Arce Update

By Socrates Seamanduras

Dr. Jose Manuel Enriquez, an internationally recognized retinologist, successfully performed a three-hour operation to repair the right retina of Francisco “Panchito” Arce in Durango, Mexico. Arce was injured when the air bag in a car inflated during an auto accident. Although it will require complete rest for his rehabilitation, the operation does not jeopardize his boxing career, which may resume within the first half of 2012.

By Socrates Seamanduras Dr. Jose Manuel Enriquez, an internationally recognized retinologist, successfully performed a three-hour operation to repair the right …


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Ishida training in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA super welterweight world champion Nobuhiro Ishida is training in Guadalajara, Mexico for a November 26 against an opponent to be determined in Mexico City on the undercard of the WBC super welterweight world title clash between champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and former champ Kermit Cintron. Ishida, who in less than two minutes crushed James Kirkland in April in Las Vegas, joins the list of fighters who will see action at the Expo Bancomer Santa Fe on the Canelo Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions event. Prospects on the bill include Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, Alejandro Barrera, Andres Gutierrez, Willy Velázquez and Saul “Baby” Juárez.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former WBA super welterweight world champion Nobuhiro Ishida is training in Guadalajara, Mexico for a November …



Feature Story

2011 Fight Night Benefit in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor will face possibly his toughest opponent of his young career on Thursday, November 10 when he battles Prenice Brewer of Cleveland, OH at the Fight Night “Fight For Children” event at the Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel in Washington, DC. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.

Taylor (14-0, 10 KO’s) is coming off a third-round TKO win over Lenwood Dozier on August 19 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. Brewer (15-1-1, six KO’s) has not fought since suffering his first pro loss — a third-round TKO to Patrick Lopez on August 6, 2010 in Chicago. (more…)

By Gary “Digital” Williams Undefeated Baltimore welterweight Emmanuel “Tranzformer” Taylor will face possibly his toughest opponent of his young career …


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Magdaleno, Gesta eye big wins

This Friday night at the Mandalay Bay, two young undefeated prospects will be put to the test in what figures to be a great night of action leading to the big showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday Night.

Hometown hero Diego Magdaleno (20-0, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas will defend his NABF Super Featherweightt title when he takes on Emmnauel Lucero (28-7-1, 14 KOs) of Mexico in the main event of “Top Rank Live” to be televised by Fox Sports Net and Fox Deportes from the Islander Ballroom in the Mandalay Bay. In the co-main event hard hitting Mercisto Gesta (23-0, 12 KO’s) will put his perfect record on the line against this toughest foe to date, Ricardo Dominguez (34-6-2, 21 KO’s) of Culiacan, Mexico. (more…)

This Friday night at the Mandalay Bay, two young undefeated prospects will be put to the test in what figures …


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Joe Frazier passes

By Bill Hillmann

Photo: Peter Frutkoff

We have been informed that former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has passed away from liver cancer at the age of 67. “Smokin’ Joe was only diagnosed last month with the disease and spent his last days in a hospice in Philadelphia. He is best known for defeating Muhammad Ali in 1971’s “Fight of the Century” at Madison Square Garden and compiled a career mark of 32-4-1 with 27 KOs. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. Fightnews staff sends sympathies to the Frazier family. More details to come.

By Bill Hillmann We have been informed that former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier has passed away from liver cancer at …


Feature Story

Marquez seeks reversal of fortune

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

If Manny Pacquiao is annoyed that Juan Manuel Marquez has constantly stated that he beat him in their first two meetings, imagine how Marquez feels knowing that he was a round away in both fights of being 2-0 rather than 0-1-1  . . . Click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone If Manny Pacquiao is annoyed that Juan Manuel Marquez has constantly stated …


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Marquez hits Vegas

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez makes his “Grand Arrival” aboard his special Team Marquez bus at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Monday for his upcoming third mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions,Marquez Boxing,Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View.  (more…)

Photos by Chris Cozzone Three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez makes his “Grand Arrival” aboard his special Team Marquez bus …


Boxing News

Staredown: Ward vs. Froch

Take a first look at Staredown: Ward vs. Froch before it premieres on Saturday, December 3rd on SHOWTIME. The intense face-to-face between Andre Ward and Carl Froch is hosted by Jim Gray. Watch Ward vs. Froch: The Super Six Final on December 17th.

Take a first look at Staredown: Ward vs. Froch before it premieres on Saturday, December 3rd on SHOWTIME. The intense …


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Interview: Tavoris Cloud

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The IBF light heavyweight champion speaks.

By Przemek Garczarczyk The IBF light heavyweight champion speaks.


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Day 1, WBA convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The first full day of meetings got underway in Donetsk, Ukraine at the 90th annual WBA Convention earlier today. WBA President Gilberto Mendoza opened with a moment of silence to pay homage to legendary trainer Amilcar Brusa of Argentina who passed on October 27, 2011. The business of the day was then quickly outlined.

Order needed to be restored by President Mendoza as the topic of anti doping, and how testing varies amongst jurisdictions, got heated. Various WBA supervisors reported the variations in when the testing is administered (before or after a fight), what is tested for and the forehand knowledge of fighters and their camps, and the difficulties these inconsistencies pose to the supervisors as well as the lack of fairness to the non-doping fighter. One recent case that prompted discussion was the October 14th rematch between then WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros of Argentina and Panama’s Celestino Caballero in Buenos Aires. Apparently, the FAB, (Argentine Boxing Federation) doesn’t routinely conduct drug testing, which prompted protests by team Caballero. The WBA’s hands were tied, the fight went on, and Caballero took matters into his own hands, winning a unanimous decision and snatching the WBA’s regular title away from Barros on his second try. Caballero previously lost a disputed split decision to Barros, also in Argentina on July 2, 2011. (more…)

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman The first full day of meetings got underway in Donetsk, Ukraine at the …


UFC

UFC: Back to boxing’s glory days

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

It’s a throwback to the glory days of boxing. A blockbuster fight on network TV for one of the most recognizable titles in sports: The heavyweight championship.

This Saturday, the UFC makes its network TV debut on Fox as Cain Velasquez looks to make his first title defense against the equally explosive and hard hitting Junior dos Santos.

If you’ve been a long time watcher of the UFC, you know that several bouts have radically altered the direction of the promotion and taken it to new heights. UFC president Dana White credits Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar’s three round war at the inaugural Ultimate Fighter finale for saving the company. The scraps between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz took the promotion to unrivaled heights on the pay-per-view market. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. It’s a throwback to the glory days of boxing. A blockbuster fight on network TV …


Boxing News

Helenius targets Klitschko

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) says his time is now. “I am ready for the Klitschkos,” proclaims the 6’6 star of the Sauerland stable. Helenius returns December 3 against an opponent to be named in Helsinki, Finland. According to his promoter, negotiations are ongoing with “two top people” and ‘Mister X’ will be announced in the coming days. “For me, it’s no problem,” says Helinius. “I just need a couple of weeks to adjust myself for each opponent.” Helinius has KO’d three former heavyweight champions and has stopped ten of his last eleven opponents.

Unbeaten heavyweight Robert Helenius (16-0, 11 KOs) says his time is now. “I am ready for the Klitschkos,” proclaims the …


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Oliveira gets ShoBox spot

Undefeated middleweight prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira has put next year’s potential blockbuster fight in Brazil on hold against legendary Acelino “Popo” Freitas. The Brazilian-born, Miami-raised Oliveira makes his nationally televised debut Friday night (Nov. 11) on a World Championship edition of Shobox: The Next Generation, LIVE on SHOWTIME® AT 11:05 PM/ET (delayed on the West Coast) from Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas.

The power-punching Oliveira (15-0, 12 KOs) faces cagey veteran Xavier “The X-Man” Tolliver (23-7, 15 KOs) in an eight-round bout on a card headlined by World Boxing Association (“WBA”) super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13 KOs) defending his title against Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7 KOs).

Undefeated middleweight prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira has put next year’s potential blockbuster fight in Brazil on hold against …


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R Caballero headlines Dec 2

Hometown junior featherweight Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental belt against Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 KOs) on December 2 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The bout will headline TeleFutura’s “Solo Boxeo” telecast and be Caballero’s first televised main event.

Hometown junior featherweight Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental belt against Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 …


Boxing News

Vlamis-Casey collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley
Photo: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight contender Manny Vlamis (10-2, 7KOs) will have the acid test on Friday night when he will collide with WBA#11 Joel “Two Gunz” Casey (14-8-3, 9KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Vlamis brings excellent power to the ring having knocked out his last four opponents including a six round stoppage of classy Mark Flanagan in April. Casey caused a major upset in 2010 when he defeated the former WBA rated 175 pounder Tim Bell.

Leading Victorian Promoter Peter Maniatis said “Joel will be rated in the top ten of the WBA light heavyweights if he can defeat Manny Vlamis. Vlamis can punch but I am confident Casey has the skills to win this fight. Casey proved he can mix it with the best light heavyweights in the world the night he defeated Tim Belll and is in great shape for this fight having had excellent sparring with WBA#14 light middleweight Frank Loporto who will challenge WBA champion Austin Trout on Saturday for the world crown in El Paso, Texas.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley Photo: Werner Kalin Australian light heavyweight contender Manny Vlamis (10-2, 7KOs) will have the acid test on …


Boxing News

Wheatley honored in Australia

Fightnews International Editor Ray Wheatley was awarded the prestigious “Snowy Robbins” Trophy for 48 years of service to boxing at the Ashfield Catholic Club in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. “Ray Wheatley has worked with the IBF since 1992 being voted in as IBF Vice President in 2000 and is currently on the IBF Board of Directors,” said Mel Crook. “Ray also has published the World of Boxing newspaper for nineteen years which is regarded as the Bible of Boxing in Australia.” In 2009 Wheatley was awarded the Order of Australia Medal by Queen Elizabeth for services to boxing.”

Fightnews International Editor Ray Wheatley was awarded the prestigious “Snowy Robbins” Trophy for 48 years of service to boxing at …


Boxing News

Perez in action Wednesday

Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title defense against Colin Lynes at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday night. The unbeaten Irish-based Cuban replaces Ashley Sexton as the chief support on the night after the English Flyweight champion withdrew due to weight issues ahead of his defense against Luke Wilton. Perez can underline his credentials as a title challenger when he aims for his 17th pro win and a 13th knockout triumph against an opponent to be named tomorrow.

Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title …


Boxing News

Paipharob grabs WBA 105lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) barely captured the WBA interim minimumweight title as he won a close but unanimous decision over WBA#2 Jesus Silvestre (23-3,17 KOs) on Monday at the Municipality of Wat That in Nongkhai, Thailand. This was a significant fight of a Thai prospect who grabbed the PABA Flyweight title in October 2009, then moved down to Lightflyweight which he won both PABA/WBO Asia-Pacific 108lb titles, and finally surprisingly moved down again to Minimumweight which he is now the PABA title holder. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) barely captured the WBA interim minimumweight title as he won …


Boxing News

Pacman-Marquez referee named

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the two world title bouts, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley vs Joel Casamayor this Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in a Top Rank Inc. presentation. Valcarcel reported that the referee for the WBO Welterweight Championship between the champion Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) and the WBO lighweight titlist Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), the referee will be Tony Weeks and judges will be Dave Moretti, Robert Hoyle and Glenn Trowbridge, all from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Valcarcel himself.

Meanwhile, for the WBO junior welter clash between Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs), who is going to defend his title for the fourth time against former two time champion Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs), the referee will be Vic Drakulich. The judges will be Levi Martinez, from New Mexico, and Adelaide Byrd and Burt Clements, both from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this bout will be the Chairman of the Ratings Committee, Luis Perez.

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the two world title bouts, …


Feature Story

Bute wrote Johnson blueprint

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It is often said, that where there a will, there’s a way. According to super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute’s trainer Stephane Larouche, if you have the will, you better find a way if you want to make a mark against the undefeated fighter who made his 9th title defense Saturday night in Quebec City before over 15,000 passionate fans. “The will to win is not enough against Lucian Bute,” Larouche told Fightnews the morning after the night before. (more…)

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada It is often said, that where there a will, there’s a way. According to super-middleweight champion …


UFC

Dos Santos: 5 defining moments

The lasting image of Junior dos Santos’ first week in the UFC (well, in addition to the highlight reel knockout) may have been the clip from UFC President Dana White’s video blog where he showed off the Brazilian newcomer hitting pads before his debut bout against former PRIDE star and then-UFC contender Fabricio Werdum. White couldn’t be more impressed with “Cigano,” and then dos Santos delivered in the Octagon with a blistering right uppercut that put his countryman down on the canvas face first. The fight took only 80 seconds, and a star was born . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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