WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

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Feature Story

Mares: I don’t duck anyone

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

The word “character” means a lot to most people. It shows through spoken words and through the actions of people. Unbeaten bantamweight Abner Mares has shown character that few people in the boxing industry expected him to do. He won a close unanimous decision over Joseph Agbeko in a fight almost five months ago that was marred by controversy and not the actual toe-to-toe combinations that both fighters landed. He did not have to give the former two-time world title holder a rematch from that night and could have sought other boxers to fight in the 118-pound weight class.

Instead, Mares is giving a rematch to Agbeko, something other fighters may not have done if they were in the same shoes as the popular Mexican fighter. Then again, Mares is not just another fighter and the character that he has wants to show that he can beat Agbeko again without the controversy. “I just want to show that I don’t duck anyone, including Agbeko,” said Mares. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar The word “character” means a lot to most people. It shows through spoken words and through the …


Feature Story

Cotto-Margarito Undercard: Rios-Murray gets intense; Wolak-Rodriguez ready for war; Jones in PPV spotlight against Lujan

By Mike Bernier
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

At Thursday afternoon’s final press conference at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in NYC, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed the media that Saturday night’s card is completely sold out. A total of 10 bouts are scheduled. “There is talk so often that boxing is dying and boxing is dead. That talk is crazy. Boxing has never ever been stronger than it is now. Don’t tell me that boxing is dead, boxing is not dead. Boxing is very strong. What people want to see are good fights, they want excitement, they want entertainment and boxing is providing it. The future of the sport is very strong,” said Arum.

In a 12 round WBA lightweight title co-feature, undefeated Brandon Rios (28-0-1, 20 KOs) will put his title on the line against England’s John Murray (31-1, 18 KOs). This will be the first time both fighters have fought in NY. “We’ve had Brandon Rios on our radar for a few years. I’ve watch him a lot. I like his style, he’s fun to watch, he’s very aggressive, a come forward fighter; very similar to myself. I’m in tremendous shape. It’s going to be one hell of a fight,” said Murray.

Rios turned to Murray on stage and looked him right in the face and said, “If you don’t come prepared, it’s going to be an early night for you. If you do come prepared it’s still going to be an early night for you to. I’m going to show this guy why I’m the best at 135 and why I’m #1. There is nobody out there at 135 that can give me a challenge. This guy thinks I’m overlooking him, f*ck that! He doesn’t know what the f*ck is going on in my brain. He’s not in my head. So he doesn’t know what’s going on. So if he thinks I’m underestimating him, be ready Dec 3rd Saturday night, your ass is going down! The Puerto Rican fans and Mexican fans are going to be on my side. There is no way in hell I’m going to let you take my belt back home, that shit is staying here with me, I earned it and that’s mine baby.” (more…)

By Mike Bernier Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank At Thursday afternoon’s final press conference at B.B. King Blues Club …



Boxing News

Dirrell-St-Juste heats up

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten, WBC #1 super middleweight Anthony Dirrell and WBC #3 Renan St-Juste engaged in an intense confrontation during the weigh-in for their 12-round main event tonight on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). “You ain’t in Canada anymore,” said Dirrell during the weigh-in for the bout that will serve as a title eliminator for the WBC super middleweight title currently held by Super Six World Boxing Classic finalist Carl Froch. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten, WBC #1 super middleweight Anthony Dirrell and WBC #3 Renan St-Juste engaged in an intense confrontation …


Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, California

Randy Caballero 120 vs. Arturo Santiago 119
Andrew Cancio 137.6 vs. Fernando Carcamo 135.6
Angel Osuna 156 vs. John Worthy 156.8
Kenny Williams 138.8 vs. Joaquin Chavez 139.4
Oscar Vasquez 110.4 vs. Vincente Medellin 108.6
Osman Rivera 129.8 vs. Jose Garcia 130
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Galavision

Randy Caballero 120 vs. Arturo Santiago 119 Andrew Cancio 137.6 vs. Fernando Carcamo 135.6 Angel Osuna 156 vs. John Worthy …




Feature Story

King Kong Agbeko ready for war

By Mike Bernier

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

A short walk from the 2 and 5 trains in the South Bronx you’ll find John’s Gym. This is the gym former Bantamweight Champion Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko (28-3, 22 KO’s) calls home. Two banners proudly adorn the walls of the gym, one for Joseph Agbeko and one for his countryman, former Welterweight Champion Joshua Clottey. Agbeko was born in Accra, Ghana. His birth father gave his son the name King Kong after he said he received a message from God. Agbeko’s Godfather helped him get into boxing at a very young age. This was the future chosen for Agbeko. His Godfather and his trainer Adam Addy were in attendance at John’s Gym to support him for his fight on December 3rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. The fight will be broadcast live on Showtime Championship Boxing in a 12 round affair for the IBF world and WBC silver bantamweight title. (more…)

By Mike Bernier A short walk from the 2 and 5 trains in the South Bronx you’ll find John’s Gym. …


Boxing News

Adamek celebrates his 35th birthday

Text and photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs), former IBF cruiseweight champion and WBC light heavyweight champion, celebrated his 35th birthday in style on December 1. “History teaches us that for heavyweights, the 35th birthday is the best birthday to fulfill your potential. I hope, that I will be no exception to this rule,” said Polish fighter, who celebrated with his manager Ziggy Rozalski, his wife Dorota and group of close friends close to his home at the Lassoni restaurant in North Arlington, New Jersey.

“I truly hope and will do everything what I can to prove to all that I can be a world champion in the heavyweight division,” said Adamek, currently ranked as a top-5 heavyweight. “This is why, besides enjoying glass of wine and a good meal with my friends, I spent my birthday working for almost two hours in the gym, working on my strength and flexibility. Boxing is the toughest sport of them all. I will never forget this – even on the day like this. I would like to say a great “thank you” all my fans who did send me birthday wishes. Thank you very much. It means a lot to me. I will never forget that you are standing in my corner,” said “Goral.”

Text and photo: Przemek Garczarczyk Tomasz Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs), former IBF cruiseweight champion and WBC light heavyweight champion, celebrated …


Feature Story

Rios ready for Murray

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Lightweight world title holder Brandon Rios is never one to shy away from a microphone or a video camera. His personality has come across as someone you would love to cheer for. Or cheer against. Regardless of his out-of-ring personality, Rios has gained the respect of fighters, promoters, managers, the media, and fight fans alike for what he has done inside of the ring so far. Maintaining an undefeated record. Winning and defending a world title belt. Even being mentioned in the top 10-20 pound for pound rankings by some boxing writers.

With John Murray stepping in to face Rios on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, most boxing experts and fans predict a blowout for Rios. Instead, there have been rumors of Rios facing former featherweight world title holder Yuriorkis Gamboa in early 2012 or moving up in weight to challenge one of the top fighters at 140 pounds. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Lightweight world title holder Brandon Rios is never one to shy away from a microphone or a …


Feature Story

Bute eyeing New York invasion

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

After establishing himself as a star in both his native Romania and his adopted homeland of Canada, IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute plans to take on New York for 2012 figuring if he can make it there, he can make it anywhere. “Lucian definitely wants to fight in the U.S. in 2012, and we will help him the best way we can to make it happen,” said Bute’s promoter Jean Bedard of Interbox who will be in the Big Apple this weekend, not only to take in the Cotto-Margarito fight but also to plan out logistics for a possible fight there for his undefeated 168-pounder. “One of his goals in 2011 was to fight in Romania but like I told him before he left to go home, I don’t think we’ll have an offer to fight in the U.S. from another promoter, in the past seven years I’ve only received one offer to fight outside Canada.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada After establishing himself as a star in both his native Romania and his adopted …



Boxing Result

Flores crushes Arnold

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In main event action at Fight Club OC in Costa Mesa, California, a scheduled six round heavyweight bout, 21 year old, Alex Flores (7-0, 5KO) stayed perfect with a brutal first round knockout victory over the game Kelsey Arnold (4-9). Flores, recently signed by Roy Englebrecht Promotions, scored his most impressive victory to date with a crushing right hand that sent Arnold down in stages, as if in slow motion, to the delight of 1,471 fans in attendance. Time of the stoppage was 2:51 of the first round and the referee had no reason to bother with a count. (more…)

By Rocco Morales at ringside In main event action at Fight Club OC in Costa Mesa, California, a scheduled six …


Boxing Result

Unbeaten Centeno outpoints Lopez

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Junior middleweight Hugo Centeno won a six round unanimous decision over David Lopez at Club Nokia at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles. Centeno, (11-0, 6 KO’s) from Oxnard, CA, was busier and landed the cleaner punches onto Lopez. In the third, Lopez, (3-7-3) from Parma, ID, came on aggressively, landing some left hands to the head. Centeno controlled the action in the fourth and fifth rounds, but had to hold off a rally by Lopez, who landed left crosses to the head of Centeno. Both fighters traded shots until the final bell. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Centeno, but the scores did not reflect the competitiveness of the fight. Fightnews.com scored the bout 58-56 in favor of Centeno. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Junior middleweight Hugo Centeno won a six round unanimous decision over …


Boxing News

Vic Darchinyan Announces Move from Boxing to MMA – SHOWTIME

Gary Shaw, promoter of one of the world’s top bantamweight boxers, Vic Darchinyan announced that Vic’s December 3rd match against Anselmo Moreno would be his final boxing match before pursuing a career in MMA.

Gary Shaw, promoter of one of the world’s top bantamweight boxers, Vic Darchinyan announced that Vic’s December 3rd match against …


Scale Watch

Anthony Dirrell vs. Renan St-Juste, Chris Avalos vs. Jhonatan Romero final weights and quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten, top-ranked super middleweight Anthony Dirrell tipped the scales at 167 pounds and fellow world-ranked southpaw Renan St-Juste weighed in at 166.5 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in at Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. Dirrell (23-0, 20 KOs), of Flint, Mich., and St-Juste (23-2-1, 15 KOs), of Canada, will square off in the 12-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, Dec. 2, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

The telecast will originate from Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif., just one night before the highly anticipated rematch between IBF bantamweight titleholder Abner Mares and Joseph King Kong Agbeko on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten, top-ranked super middleweight Anthony Dirrell tipped the scales at 167 pounds and fellow world-ranked southpaw Renan …



Scale Watch

Weights from Dover, DE

By Chris Perry

Amir Mansour 226 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 211
Anthony Smith 178 vs. Douglas Otieno 174 1/4
Dorin Spivey 140 vs. Angel Rios 140 3/4
Ryan Belasco 136 1/2 vs. Damon Antoine 139
Mike Tiberi 167 3/4 vs. Emil Gonzalez 170
Omar Douglas 132 vs. Miguel Antonio Rodriquez 133
Lamont Singletary 187 vs. Maurice Amaro 184
John Bowman 167 vs. Damion Reed 172

Venue: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Promoter: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Matchmaker: Nick Tiberi

By Chris Perry Amir Mansour 226 vs. Epifanio Mendoza 211 Anthony Smith 178 vs. Douglas Otieno 174 1/4 Dorin Spivey …


Scale Watch

Holm, Mathis at the scales for “World Dominance”

Photos and weights by Chris Cozzone
At the scales for tomorrow night’s “World Dominance” card at Route 66 Casino Hotel, west of Albuquerque, promoted by Fresquez Productions:

Holly Holm 145.6 vs. Anne Sophie Mathis 145.4
Joel Vargas 148.6 vs. Josh Torres 146.4
Edgar Zubia 134.8 vs. Antonio Martinez 133
Matthew Baca 137.4 vs. Daniel Gonzalez 144.6
Shaun Henson 147.6 vs. Cristian Cabral 147.8
Brandi Montoya 111.8 vs. Tonia Cravens 111
Leonardo Sanchez 119.4 vs. Devon Sermons 119.8
Yoel Gonzales 134.2 vs. Antonio Garcia 133.2

For more photos, click here

Photos and weights by Chris Cozzone At the scales for tomorrow night’s “World Dominance” card at Route 66 Casino Hotel, …


Boxing News

Morel, Bika, Gomez, Molina, Henry & Contreras; Mares-Agbeko undercard loaded with talent

A world championship doubleheader featuring the IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph King Kong Agbeko and the WBA Bantamweight Super World Championship bout between Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan is just the icing on the cake of what promises to be a night of boxing to remember on Saturday, December 3 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

Featured on this weekend’s undercard will be former World Champion Eric Morel, top contender Sakio Bika and rising stars Frankie Gomez, Carlos Molina, Omar Henry and Richard Contreras. (more…)

A world championship doubleheader featuring the IBF and WBC Silver Bantamweight Championship rematch between Abner Mares and Joseph King Kong …


Scale Watch

Weights from Melbourne

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Omari Kimweri 108.2 vs. Lookrak Kiatmungmee 111.7 8
Ranee Ganoy 141 vs. Roy Tua Manihuruk 140.8 8
Paul Fleming 129.8 vs. Petchthongchal Sirimongkolgym 130. 8
Jay Sims 174 vs. Moses Ioelu 176.3 6
Billel Dib 130. vs. Manopnoi Singmanasak 132.7 6
Promoter: Jake Ellis
Venue: Sunshine Roller Skating Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Click here for more photos…

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin Omari Kimweri 108.2 vs. Lookrak Kiatmungmee 111.7 8 Ranee Ganoy 141 vs. …



UFC

Full card set for TUF 14

A season long battle has come down to this – two showdowns for two UFC contracts Saturday night at the Pearl at The Palms, as The Ultimate Fighter 14 finale hits Las Vegas. (more…)

A season long battle has come down to this – two showdowns for two UFC contracts Saturday night at the …


Boxing News

Mares vs. Agbeko II – A Sneak Peek from SHOWTIME Boxing

Take a first look at Saturday, December 3rd broadcast of Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko II from SHOWTIME Sports.

Take a first look at Saturday, December 3rd broadcast of Abner Mares vs. Joseph Agbeko II from SHOWTIME Sports.


Feature Story

Wlodarczyk says he can beat anyone

Report and photos by Brett Bonetti

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) says he can beat anyone in the world following his 11th round TKO victory over Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia last night. Wlodarczyk took some time to relax near Scarborough Beach in the morning and was supporting plenty of battle scars from his war with Green. He said he had great respect for Danny Green who he described as one of the best fighters in the world and predicts that Green could also become one of the biggest promoters in the world. (more…)

Report and photos by Brett Bonetti WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) says he can beat anyone in …


Boxing News

Michael Clark returns Friday

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (41-6) returns this Friday to Promo West Pavilion in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He will face late sub jr. welterweight “Lightning” Larry Ventis (5-1) of Detroit in the main event of the six bout card being promoted by Troy Speakman. A former NABF, NABA and WBC Continental champion, Clark has dropped only one of his last 8 fights and makes his third ring appearance in the last 9 months. Ventis is coming off a unanimous decision victory last month in the Motor City against journeyman Gabriel Morris.

Former WBO world title challenger Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (41-6) returns this Friday to Promo West Pavilion in his hometown …


Boxing News

Universum threatens lawsuit if Culcay fights Saturday

Universum Box-Promotion says it will take legal action against rival promoter Sauerland Event and boxer Jack Culcay if Culcay goes through with a fight on Saturday’s Sauerland card in Helsinki, Finland. Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch stated “The contract with Jack Culcay, which was confirmed by the district court states that Jack Culcay may only fight for the Universum. It can not be that Sauerland does accept this agreement. This is a dubious company that hides behind a reputable network. I hope that those responsible at ARD will not tolerate that ARD funds are being used to breach the contracts of boxers.” The District Court of Darmstadt ruled on November 9 that Jack Culcay was still bound by contract exclusively to Universum Box-Promotion. Although that judgment is not yet absolutely final, Universum says it prevents Culcay from fighting under another promotional banner.

Universum Box-Promotion says it will take legal action against rival promoter Sauerland Event and boxer Jack Culcay if Culcay goes …


Boxing News

Cotto-Margarito II live pay-per-view hits online digital platform in U.S.

Top Rank announced today that the December 3 Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II world super welterweight championship rematch event at The Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden 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, will boast 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. The following websites will be offering the Cotto vs. Margarito II four-bout pay-per-view live stream: www.toprank.tv, www.DishNetwork.com and www.sports.yahoo.com. Select cable and satellite TV systems will also be offering the pay-per-view live stream. Viewers should check with their local providers.

Top Rank announced today that the December 3 Miguel Cotto vs. Antonio Margarito II world super welterweight championship rematch event …


Boxing News

“Nene” Sanchez arrives in Florida for his comeback on Friday

Former WBO mini flyweight world champion Alex “El Nene” Sanchez has arrived in Miami, Florida in wake of his comeback fight of Friday, December 9 at the Kissimmee Civic Center, Sanchez will be doing a public workout at All Star Boxing’s Miami Fight Gym and will appear tonight in the popular sports program “Titulares y Mas” on the Telemundo Network at 11:30 PM.

The charismatic little giant “El Nene” (31-7-1, 21 KOs) of Ponce, Puerto Rico faces former WBC world champion Eric Ortiz (32-12-3-21 KO’s) of Mexico City, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 Rounds with the WBC Latin flyweight title at stake. “I’m coming back like Tarzan, with the knife on my mouth. I feel young, hungry, motivated and ready to win another world title,” declared Sanchez.

First bell at 8:30 PM, 7 mores fights round up the card. Telemundo Network available in HD will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US and Televisa Deportes Network will televise at 11:00 PM CST in Mexico and Central America. Tickets are already on sale at Kissimmee Civic Center 201 E. Dakin Ave, Downtown Kissimmee, FL or by calling 407-935-1412. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr. and All Star Boxing, Inc.

Former WBO mini flyweight world champion Alex “El Nene” Sanchez has arrived in Miami, Florida in wake of his comeback …


Scale Watch

Sturm, Murray make weight

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Team Sturm

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and unbeaten challenger Martin Murray made weight easily for their world title showdown tomorrow night at the SAP-Arena in Mannheim, Germany. At the official weigh-in at the Audi Centrum Mannheim, Sturm tipped the scale at 72.4 kilograms/159.61 lbs. Britain’s Murray came in a tad lighter at 72.2 kilograms/159.17 lbs. more photos

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer Photos: Team Sturm WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm and unbeaten challenger Martin Murray made weight easily for …


Boxing News

Final Presser Pics/Quotes: Mares, Agbeko, Moreno, Darchinyan

Photos: Esther Lin/For SHOWTIME

In a potential candidate for Fight of the Year, unbeaten Abner Mares will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Championship titles against former two-time IBF 118-pound champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, Dec. 3, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The 12-round bout between Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs) and Agbeko (28-3, 22 KOs) is a rematch of a hotly disputed fight won by Mares via a 12-round majority decision last Aug. 13 in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME. (more…)

Photos: Esther Lin/For SHOWTIME In a potential candidate for Fight of the Year, unbeaten Abner Mares will defend his International …


UFC

“Mayhem” Miller – one bully left

If you think you were the only one jumping off the couch during UFC 139’s epic battle between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua earlier this month, think again. Middleweight Jason “Mayhem” Miller was right there with you . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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If you think you were the only one jumping off the couch during UFC 139’s epic battle between Dan Henderson …


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

In an unusual move, Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo telecast featuring the eight round WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title clash between Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) and Arturo Santiago (7-3-1, 4 KOs) will now air on the Galavision Network at 10:00 ET/PT.
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Congratulations to FightNews photographer Emily Harney and Shaun Hawkins on the birth of their son Shaun Frederick Hawkins. Shaun entered the ring on November 26th weighing 6.8 pounds with a height of 19 inches (reach is unknown but thought to be under 24 inches).
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The acclaimed Off Broadway production “Kid Shamrock” returns with an exclusive run of 10 performances at NYC’s TADA Theater from Friday, November 25 to Sunday, December 4. The two Sunday performances will be matinees performed at 3:00 P. M. The heart-wrenching and inspiring true story of middleweight contender “Irish” Bobby Cassidy is directed by former WBO heavyweight champion Michael Bentt. The cast is anchored by veteran actor Vinny Vella (The Sopranos, Casino), along with former boxers John Duddy, Seamus McDonagh, Wayne Kelly, Mark McPherson, Mark Breland and Bobby Cassidy himself.
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Undefeated 23-0 NABO super featherweight champ Eloy ‘The Prince’ Perez (promoted by Golden Boy) has added Sy Sherman to his team. Sy, has been helping out in the gym and he is the ‘official’ belt carrier for Perez. 9-year-old Sy, who has stage 4 HCC (a rare form of cancer), has become close friends with the Garcia boxing family. (Photo: Team Garcia)
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With only 10 seats left for tonight’s show, promoter Roy Englebrecht is adding 210 seats that will sell for only $20. These new seats will be reserved bleacher seats that will be placed outside right in front of the opened Hangar doors, so that they will face the ring and the giant 40′ Fight Club OC video screen. The card features undefeated 6-0 heavyweight Alex Flores. Call 949-760-3131 for tix.

In an unusual move, Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo telecast featuring the eight round WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title clash between …


Feature Story

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside the Super Six – Full Episode 10

As the countdown begins for the December 17th showdown between Andre Ward and Carl Froch, take a look back at the earliest days of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. With never-before-seen moments from the tournament, the 10th episode also follows Ward and Froch as they prepare for the finale.

As the countdown begins for the December 17th showdown between Andre Ward and Carl Froch, take a look back at …


Boxing Result

Joubert and Sibiya fight to a draw

By Ron Jackson

In a fight that never rose to any heights Warren Joubert and Koos Sibiya fought to a draw over eight rounds in a lightweight bout at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Wednesday night. Joubert (61.00kg) battled to come to terms with the slick moving Sibiya (60.35kg) and appeared rather fortunate to come away with a drawn verdict. Joubert (18-2-5, 11 KOs) made a fast start as he backed up the underdog Sibiya (13-8-2, 1 KO) in the first three rounds and this possibly influenced one of the judges who gave him the fight by two points.

From round four Sibiya from Siyabuswa in the Mpumalanga Province whose record does not reflect his true ability used his speed around the ring and continued to beat his more fancied opponent from Gauteng to the punch, jolting his head back on occasions with stinging rights and uppercuts. Judge Joe Chaane scored it 77-75 for Sibiya and judge Phillip du Randt had it 77-75 for Joubert, whilst judge Tony Nyangiwe scored it 76-76. (more…)

By Ron Jackson In a fight that never rose to any heights Warren Joubert and Koos Sibiya fought to a …


Boxing News

Gonzalez, Caballero public workout

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero conducted ​​a public workout at the famous Romanza Gym in Mexico City in advance of their world title confrontation on Saturday at the Centro Banamex in this city. Both looked to be in good condition and with a great desire to get into the ring. “I’m ready for the fight and we wish to win every round. Caballero is difficult, but I think I’m going to win this Saturday and then start looking for the best in the division or considering whether to move up and be done with this division,” said Gonzalez.

Other Mexican fighters Irma Garcia and Alejandro Sanabria also looked in advance of their WBC title fights on the show. More photos

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Panamanian challenger Roinet Caballero conducted …


Boxing Result

Koseki, Togashi keep female WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (9-0-1, 3 KOs), 102, a fast-punching southpaw, kept her belt for the seventh time when she was awarded a nearly lopsided technical decision (99-91, 98-91 and 98-92) over compatriot Mami Ito (4-5-1, 2 KOs), 102, due to he champ’s bad vertical laceration on the forehead caused by an accidental butt at 0:51 of the tenth and final session on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Koseki displayed her technical improvement and finely floored the game challenger with a well-timed southpaw left midway in the ninth round. The champ showed good balance in throwing busy combinations without getting hit.

In the first title bout, another unbeaten WBC female light-fly ruler Naomi Togashi (9-0-1, 4 KOs), 108, successfully retained her belt by pounding out a nearly shutout decision (100-91 and 99-91 twice) over Korean Chorong Son (11-2, 3 KOs), 107.75, over ten. The 36-year-old maternity nurse Togashi, making her seventh defense, mixed it up toe-to-toe and overwhelmed ex-champ Son with her greater workrate. It wasn’t an easy fight for Togashi despite the one-sided tallies, since Son was persistent and pugnacious throughout the contest.

Promoter: East Japan Professional Boxing Association.

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBC female atomweight champ Momo Koseki (9-0-1, 3 KOs), 102, a fast-punching southpaw, kept her belt …


Feature Story

Mares-Agbeko Final Presser

By Rocco Morales
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, played host to the final press conference for the highly anticipated rematch between IBF bantamweight champion, Abner Mares, and Joseph King Kong Agbeko being broadcast live on Showtime on Saturday, December 03rd. Their first bout was a highly controversial foul plagued contest that Mares won by a narrow majority decision in which the referee, Russell Mora, came under heavy fire for what most viewed as very poor officiating of the contest, particularly for allowing Mares to throw low blows throughout the fight and even counting one blatant low blow as a knockdown against Agbeko. (more…)

By Rocco Morales Photos: Big Joe Miranda The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, played host to the final press conference …


Feature Story

Holm battles Mathis for P4P supremacy

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

If you wanted to get just a teaser about how Anne Sophie Mathis is planning to usurp the pound-for-pound tiara from the brow of Holly Holm Friday night in Albuquerque, today’s final press conference was not the place to find out. Mathis’ lips were sealed.

“Do you have a game plan for dealing with Holm’s footwork and speed?” was the question, probably one she’s been bombarded with since arriving in the Duke City two weeks ago . . . Click here for more

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone If you wanted to get just a teaser about how Anne Sophie Mathis is …


Full Report

Wlodarczyk defeats Green

Photos and report by Brett Bonetti

Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) retained his WBC World Cruiserweight Title when he defeated a game Danny Green (31-5, 27 KOs) via TKO in Round 11 at Challenge Stadium, Perth Australia tonight. Danny Green was leading all judges’ scorecards with scores of 97-93 on two cards and 96-93 on the third at the time of the stoppage. Green started the fight the stronger and seemed to building a good lead on points especially with a great fifth round that had Wlodarczyk on the back foot. For more details and photos click here…

Photos and report by Brett Bonetti Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (46-2-1, 36 KOs) retained his WBC World Cruiserweight Title when he defeated …


Boxing News

Lozada-Chavez preview

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Baja Boxing

For junior welterweight Antonio “Kañitas” Lozada Jr. (24-1, 21 KOs) fighting at home in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, is the perfect way to end a year full of ups and downs. The year began in a devastating fashion as in a vacant super lightweight WBC Silver title bid, Lozada Jr. was unceremoniously stopped by hard hitting Roberto “Massa” Ortiz in four rounds back in June. Lozada Jr., originally of Tijuana, bounced back with a fourth round KO of over matched Mexican national champion Joel Juarez three months later. For more details and photos click here…

By Felipe Leon Photos: Baja Boxing For junior welterweight Antonio “Kañitas” Lozada Jr. (24-1, 21 KOs) fighting at home in …










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