WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

WBO 115lb champ  Inoue to invade US ring

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBO 115-pound champ Naoya “Monster” Inoue (13-0, 11 KOs) will invade the US for the first ...

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Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

Maldonado overcomes knockdown, edges Cano

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In the main event Saturday night, outside on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco, ...

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Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

Ward: I broke him mentally and physically, Kovalev: I could have continued, this is B.S.

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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The time has come for Bradley

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Miguel Maravilla

Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12KOs) was eager and ready as he sat at Tuesday’s press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, to announce his June showdown against pound-for-pound king and current WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2 38 KOs). “I am ready for this challenge it will be hell in the ring with Pacquiao,” stated Bradley. “I really like Manny. He’s great in and out of the ring but I think June 9 it is my time you will see history being made!”

“I feel awesome about Pacquiao. He’s a great person, trains very hard, is determined and a warrior,” Bradley told Fightnews. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12KOs) was eager and ready as he sat at Tuesday’s press conference …


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Pacquiao Ready for a Desert Storm

By Miguel Maravilla

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) returns to the ring as he gets ready to take on undefeated challenger Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12 KOs) June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tuesday kicked off the press tour at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills. “Please watch the upcoming fight June 9,” said Pacman “It will be a good fight. Bradley is a good fighter and there will be a lot of action in the ring. Don’t miss it.”

Pacquiao is coming off another split decision win over his rival Juan Manuel Marquez last November. In that fight Pacquiao would once again have his hands full in a close fight which saw Marquez frustrating Pacquiao. After the fight many began to wonder and speculate about a rematch which would mean a fourth fight. However, when Floyd Mayweather started the buzz by tweeting Pacquiao to step up and fight May 5th, everyone began to wonder whether Pacquiao-Mayweather could possibly be made. Mayweather ultimately ended up facing Miguel Cotto and Pacquiao had to look for another opponent. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) returns to the ring as he gets ready to …



Boxing News

Fight fans invited to Pacman-Bradley NYC Presser

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will conclude their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour today with a New York news conference in The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers at Pier 60 (23rd Street and the Hudson River.) The news conference, which is open to the public, will begin at Noon ET. Pacquiao, Bradley, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum will be discussing their upcoming world championship battle.

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley will conclude their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour today with a New York news conference in …


Boxing News

Jerome Thomas retires

By Robert Coster

Jerome Thomas of France, a spectacular star in the amateur ranks but a flop as a pro, has decided to hang up the gloves after only 14 fights. The 33-year-old bantamweight’s story is unique, to say the least. Jerome was born with Poland Syndrome, a genetic disease that resulted in him having his left hand smaller than the right, his left arm smaller than the right and almost no pectoral muscle. Nevertheless, these handicaps did not stop the Frenchman from becoming one of the most successful amateur boxers of all times. He won gold in the flyweight class at the World Amateur Championships in Belfast 2001 and a silver medal in Bangkok 2003; a gold medal at the European Championships in 2003; a silver medal at the Olympics in Athens in 2004 and a bronze in 2000. Thomas displayed a set of skills perfectly suited for the amateur ranks: speed, movement, a classy jab and the ability to score points from a distance. Thomas however did not adapt to the rough style of professional boxing, being seriously limited by his lack of power and stamina. On January 29th in Agadir, Morocco, Thomas was stopped in the third round by Hassan Azaouagh (a 9-6 rival). The loss prompted his decision to end his career. Thomas retires with a final 12-1-1, 1 KO ledger.

By Robert Coster Jerome Thomas of France, a spectacular star in the amateur ranks but a flop as a pro, …




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Toney-Gunn Presser

Former IBA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” will be fighting current IBA heavyweight beltholder James “Lights Out” Toney on April 7 in a 12-round fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Gunn (21-4, 18 KO) has been inactive from the squared circle since his title fight against Tomasz Adamek in September of 2009. Since, Gunn has stepped away from the gloved sport and has focused on the reemergence of bare knuckle boxing. The 43-year-old Toney (73-7-3, 44 KOs) lost a unanimous decision to Denis Lebedev in a clash for the WBA interim cruiserweight belt in November.

Former IBA cruiserweight titlist Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” will be fighting current IBA heavyweight beltholder James “Lights Out” Toney on …


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Cayo-Campbell DR presser

Photos: Orlando Ramos

Promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promotions made good on their promise to hold one of the most notable press conferences in the history of professional boxing in the Dominican Republic today, as hundreds of fans and a large contingent of media showed up to meet all-time-great Roy Jones Jr and discuss the March 24 at the Palacio de Los Deportes in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the headliner, Dominican Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (27-2, 19 KOs) will face former unified lightweight world champion Nate “The Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (34-9-1, 25 KOs), while Dominican IBF Female Featherweight Champion Dahiana Santana (28-6, 12 KOs) will make a 10-round title defense against Miami, Florida’s Stacey Reile (10-4, 4 KOs), and IBF Female Junior Featherweight Champion Ada Velez (20-3-3, 6 KOs) will face Santo Domingo’s own once-beaten challenger Katy Wilson Castillo (14-1, 9 KOs). more photos

Photos: Orlando Ramos Promoters Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing and Cesar Mercedes of Manguita Promotions made good on their promise …


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Maidana, Alexander, Broner, Perez workout

Photos: Bob Barton

Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander, Adrien Broner and Eloy Perez worked out for the media and fight fans on Wednesday at the Cherokee Recreation Center in St. Louis. Maidana takes on Alexander in a non-title welterweight ten-rounder and Broner defends his WBO junior lightweight belt against Perez in a 12 round fight on Saturday at the Scottrade Center.

The final press conference (1PM Thursday at the Scottrade Center Main Concourse) and official weigh-in (5PM Friday at the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda) are both open to the public free of charge. More photos…

Photos: Bob Barton Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander, Adrien Broner and Eloy Perez worked out for the media and fight fans …


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Pacquiao-Bradley Faceoff

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Max Kellerman, host of HBO “Faceoff” talks with superstar Manny Pacquiao, undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.,Bradley trainer, Joel Diaz and Pacquiao trainer, Freddie Roach during a filming in New York for their upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on HBO Pay Per View. more photos

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Max Kellerman, host of HBO “Faceoff” talks with superstar Manny Pacquiao, undefeated Jr. Welterweight …



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Hopkins-Dawson Rematch Presser

Photos: Jeff Fusco – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and “Bad” Chad Dawson hosted a press conference at Planet Hollywood in New York City to officially announce their upcoming light heavyweight championship rematch scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Hopkins and Dawson met for the first time since the controversial ending to their October 15 championship bout in Los Angeles. Neither had a whole lot to say.

Chad Dawson: “I want a fair fight. I want Bernard to come out and fight.”

Bernard Hopkins: “All was said.” More photos…

Photos: Jeff Fusco – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins and “Bad” Chad Dawson hosted a press conference at …


Interview

Jessie Vargas on Larando Tyner

Interview by Andreas Hale
Photo by Chris Cozzone

Rising star Jessie Vargas is an impressive 17-0 with 9 KOs. More importantly, he fights under Floyd Mayweather’s promotional banner, which gives Vargas extra attention whenever he fights. The 22-year-old will be making his welterweight debut as part of a double main event on ShoBox against Larando Tyner (25-6-2, 15 KOs). Prior to his fight on February 24, Vargas spoke to FightNews about Tyner, taking a step up in competition, Amir Khan and if he’s ready to takeover once Floyd Mayweather decides to hang up his gloves. (more…)

Interview by Andreas Hale Photo by Chris Cozzone Rising star Jessie Vargas is an impressive 17-0 with 9 KOs. More …


UFC

“Showtime” just beginning for Anthony Pettis

On December 16th, 2010, with one minute remaining in a hotly contested five round WEC lightweight championship bout that would also be the final fight of the company’s storied tenure, arguably the most sensational athletic move was attempted and successfully delivered: the ‘Showtime kick.’ . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark
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On December 16th, 2010, with one minute remaining in a hotly contested five round WEC lightweight championship bout that would …


Boxing News

Povetkin-Huck presser

Photo: Andreas Sauer

WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetin (23-0, 16 KOs) and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) faced the media today at the final press conference ahead of their showdown in Stuttgart on Saturday night. “I´m ready to become heavyweight champion,” Huck said. “I would not have taken the fight if I didn´t believe in myself. Povetkin is good, but I can beat him. We once did sparring together and he has bad memories of me. On Saturday I will be the new champ. He is going down!”

While Huck tried his best to provoke Povetkin, the 32-year-old Russian remained calm. “At first I was surprised about Huck´s challenge because he has never fought at heavyweight before. But I am happy to defend my title against anybody out there. I am in great shape and I will win.” (more…)

Photo: Andreas Sauer WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetin (23-0, 16 KOs) and WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) …



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Rubio files official protest

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican boxer Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio has filed a formal protest to the WBC citing numerous violations of WBC rules in the period before, during and after his February 4 title fight against WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Among the issues are the lack of drug testing, Chavez’ massive weight fluctuations and “various breaches that occurred at ringside during the fight.” Rubio wants the result of the fight changed to no-decision and a rematch ordered.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican boxer Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio has filed a formal protest to the WBC citing numerous …


Interview

Maidana: “I feel that I have to knock Alexander out!”

Interview by Mariano A. Agmi
Photo by Chris Cozzone

On Saturday, February 25th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, two time WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) faces former unified WBC/IBF junior welterweight titlist Devon “The Great” Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs) in a 10 round welterweight bout.

The HBO-televised bout is a move up to the welterweight limit for both pugilists, who have each spent practically their entire careers successfully campaigning in the 140lb weight class. While the power-punching Maidana enters the bout having decisioned the legendary Erik Morales and knocking out the unknown Petr Petrov in 2011 after losing a close decision to Amir Khan, it is the talented southpaw Alexander who must show the world that he is still a rising star in the sport after sub-par performances against Andriy Kotelnik (W12), junior welterweight king Timothy Bradley (L10) and Lucas Matthysse (W10). (more…)

Interview by Mariano A. Agmi Photo by Chris Cozzone On Saturday, February 25th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, …


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Senchenko ready for Malignaggi

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 2 KOs) has announced that he will fight against former IBF light welterweight champion Paul Malignaggi (30-4, 6 KOs) on April 29 at the Donbass-Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine. Malignaggi will be one of the most well-known boxers to fight in Ukraine.

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (32-0, 2 KOs) has announced that he will fight against former …


Boxing News

Cleverly-Karpency officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bout between WBO light heavyweight champion Mathan Cleverly and Tommy Karpency Saturday at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The referee will be Terry O’Connor, from the United Kingdom, while the judges are Waleska I. Roldan, from United States, Fernando Laguna-Yanes, From Spain, and Richie Davies, from England. WBO supervisor for this fight will be Dennis Gilmartin from United Kingdom.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bout between …



UFC

Fukuda aims to make 2012 memorable

In breaking down 2011, you have to wonder what was more painful for Tokyo middleweight Riki Fukuda: injuring his knee in a June car accident or his UFC debut loss to Nick Ring in February via highly controversial decision . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi
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In breaking down 2011, you have to wonder what was more painful for Tokyo middleweight Riki Fukuda: injuring his knee …


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Homecoming for Britsch

Another title is on the line on February 25 at Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, when regional hero Dominik Britsch (26-0, 9 K.O.) is trying to win the vacant EBU-EU middleweight title versus Roberto Santos (17-6-1, 9 K.O.) from Spain. “It’s pretty cool to fight right on my doorstep as lots of fans are going to show up supporting me. I can’t wait for it!” says the 24 year-old Neckarsulm-native. His promoter Sauerland Event was clearly aiming for such a homecoming. “Dominik is one of the fastest rising fixtures in German Boxing and we are pleased to present this fight in Stuttgart” states its CEO Chris Meyer with continuing, “Dominik has a bright future ahead of him as the EBU-EU belt can easily be a stepping stone to a European Championship or even a World Championship fight.”

Another title is on the line on February 25 at Porsche-Arena in Stuttgart, Germany, when regional hero Dominik Britsch (26-0, …


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Pacquiao-Bradley LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12KOs) kicked off the press tour for their welterweight showdown Tuesday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Pacquiao vs. Bradley will be for Pacquiao’s WBO Welterweight title live on pay per view and will take place Saturday June 9, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Hall of Fame Boxing Promoter Bob Arum as he welcomed the media in attendance at the Crystal Ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel. “We are going to see a boxing classic. I don’t have to oversell this fight. You have seen both fighters, how good they are and they come to fight.” (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38KOs) and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (28-0, 12KOs) kicked …


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Bradley hits NYC

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.(R) arrives in New York late Tuesday night with his trainer Joel Diaz(L) on the cross-country media tour to promote his upcoming World Welterweight title mega-fight against superstar Manny Pacquiao. Bradley is in town for a Thursday press conference at Chelsea Piers-Pier 61. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Tecate, AT&T and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Bradley will take place, Saturday, June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, live on Pay Per View. more photos

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated Jr. Welterweight champion Timothy “The Desert Storm” Bradley Jr.(R) arrives in New York …


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Lopez-Salido 2 undercard announced

Some of the best prospects and contenders will collide next March 10 on the show “Juanma López vs Orlando Salido 2, The Rematch”, at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico, that presents former two time champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez facing Orlando Salido for the WBO Featherweight title in a Top Rank presentation, in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP), Promociones Zanfer and San Juan City. Lopez (31-1, 28 KOs) will be looking for his revenge after lose his 126 lbs title against Salido (37-11-2, 25 KOs) last year, in the headline bout. The co-feature fight presents world contender Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia (27-0, 23 KOs), facing former world title challenger Bernabe Concepcion (34-4-1, 17 KOs) in a 10 round bout for the WBO NABO Featherweight title.

Meanwhile, #5 WBO Lightweight ranked Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (18-0, 13 KOs) will defend his WBO Latino Lightweight title versus a foe to be announced in a 10 rounder. In another 10 rounder, former Olympian and former Amateur World Champion, McWilliams Arroyo (10-1, 9 KOs) will face veteran Luis “Titi” Maldonado (36-7-1, 27 KOs) for the WBO Latino Flyweight title. (more…)

Some of the best prospects and contenders will collide next March 10 on the show “Juanma López vs Orlando Salido …


Boxing News

Who will fight Ismayl Sillakh?

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Stoyanvassev

Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14 KO), a young, 26-year old Ukrainian making his home in Los Angeles, California just wants to fight. The negotiations for the second World Boxing Council ordered fight with Jean Pascal ended the same way that the first one did – with Pascal’s promoters deciding that they are not interested in fighting the most talked about contender in the light heavyweight division. It was a surprise, because it looked like both sides were close to making a deal and puts Pascal in an uncomfortable position because there are reports that his preferred option – fighting the 37- year old Zsolt Erdei – has been rejected by Showtime. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Stoyanvassev Ismayl Sillakh (17-0, 14 KO), a young, 26-year old Ukrainian making his home in Los …


UFC

“On the Rampage” in Tokyo!

Former unified UFC & PRIDE light heavyweight champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson is pumped to finally be fighting again in Japan – where he made his legend – after an absence of exactly six years.

Jackson last fought in the Land of the Rising Sun in February 2006, defeating elite judo competitor Yoon Dong-Sik at the PRIDE® 31 event. Since then, Jackson has predominantly fought in Las Vegas, where the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization is headquartered; and he is reveling in finally getting another chance to return to the scene of some of his career-defining victories. (more…)

Former unified UFC & PRIDE light heavyweight champion ‘Rampage’ Jackson is pumped to finally be fighting again in Japan – …


Boxing News

Sherrington returns March 9

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

Former world super middleweight contender Les “Lock and Load” Sherrington (27-6, 17 KOs) will return to ring action on March 9 when he will clash with Argentina’s, Oscar Daniel Veliz (29-17-2, 5 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Murray Basketball stadium, Townsville, Queensland, Australia. Sherrington has scored wins over former world challenger Rubin Williams of the USA and former world rated Australians Nader Hamdan and Shannan Taylor. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former world super middleweight contender Les “Lock and Load” Sherrington (27-6, 17 …


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Leapai in action March 18

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Samoan born and Australian based heavyweight Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (25-3-3, 20 KOs) is confident and he can become the second Samoan born boxer to win a world title if he can defeat highly regarded Kevin Johnson on March 18, in Brisbane, Australia. “Samoan middleweight Masilino Masoe travelled to America and captured the WBA middleweight title,” said Leapai. “I am confident I will become the second Samoan to hold a world crown and I am prepared to travel to Germany and challenge both Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko on their home turf.” For more details and photos click here…

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Samoan born and Australian based heavyweight Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (25-3-3, 20 KOs) …


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Povetkin-Huck media work-out

Photos: Andreas Sauer

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) has predicted a KO victory over WBA Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin (23-0, 16 KOs) when they clash at Stuttgart´s Porsche Arena on Saturday night. “I plan to show my fans a great fight, which will end in a KO victory for me,” Huck said at today´s public training. “Povetkin is a great champion but I will defeat him and finally accomplish my goal of becoming word heavyweight champion.” (more…)

Photos: Andreas Sauer WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (34-1, 25 KOs) has predicted a KO victory over WBA Heavyweight Champion …


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The Countdown to UFC 144 Begins Tonight: Get an in-depth look at the huge matchups taking place this Saturday night …


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Pacquiao, Bradley Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. kicked off their two-city, coast-to-coast media tour today with a Los Angeles news conference at The Beverly Hills Hotel. Pacquiao, Bradley, their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Joel Diaz, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum officially announced the June 9 fight, which will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and be a blockbuster pay-per-view event. (more…)

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Manny Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr. kicked off their two-city, coast-to-coast media …


Boxing News

DeMarco-Roman Pre Weigh-in in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

No problems in the WBC’s required one month pre weigh-in for the fight between WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco against his compatriot Miguel “Mickey” Roman on March 16. In Tijuana, DeMarco weighed 144 pounds, while in Mexico City Miguel Roman weighed 147 pounds.

Roman is training with trainer Miguel Angel Gonzalez. The first defense of DeMarco is being promoted by Baja Boxing and will be broadcast in Mexico on Televisa. The venue still to be confirmed.

By Gabriel F. Cordero No problems in the WBC’s required one month pre weigh-in for the fight between WBC lightweight …


UFC

Jake Shields ready for next chapter

Personally and professionally, 2011 was an arduous year for Jake Shields. Over the previous five-plus years, the American Jiu-Jitsu practitioner had defeated the likes of Martin Kampmann, Dan Henderson, and Carlos Condit to become one of the top pound-for-pound competitors in the sport. . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyte
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Personally and professionally, 2011 was an arduous year for Jake Shields. Over the previous five-plus years, the American Jiu-Jitsu practitioner …


Boxing News

Moises Fuentes Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source reported the possibility that the Mexican WBO minimumweight world champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 KOs) would defend his world crown against Puerto Rican two-division former world champion Ivan Calderon (35-2-1, 6 KOs) on April 28 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Another source says that Fuentes could defend his crown March 3 in Tijuana against Michael Landero (15-5-4, 5 KOs) and if there are no setbacks then the fight against Calderon could still happen in late April.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source reported the possibility that the Mexican WBO minimumweight world champion Moises Fuentes (14-1, 6 …


Boxing News

Aguilera officially signed to fight Adamek

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“It’s official now, Nagy Aguilera just signed the contract to fight Tomasz Adamek on March 24 in Aviator Complex in Brooklyn,” said Adamek’s manager Ziggy Rozalski. Adamek (44-2, 28 KOs) vs. Nagy Aguilera (17-6, 12 KOs) will be part of second edition of NBC Sports Network boxing event, featuring in the main event junior welterweight IBF eliminator between Zab Judah (41-7, 28 KOs) and undefeated Vernon Paris (26-0, 15 KOs).

“I’m happy to know who I will fight. For us fighters, the worst thing in the world is waiting until the last minute, because no one wants to work, not knowing who will you face in the ring” – said Adamek, who received the news driving to another day of training camp in Jersey City. “I’m sure Roger has the same feelings. Now he can watch Aguilera tapes, prepare individual tactics and we can work on them the next day.”

By Przemek Garczarczyk “It’s official now, Nagy Aguilera just signed the contract to fight Tomasz Adamek on March 24 in …


Boxing News

Cleverly eyes big fight in summer

After a four year drought, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) receives a well earned homecoming this Saturday when he defends his WBO belt for a third time against Pennsylvania’s Tommy Karpency (21-2-1, 14 KOs) at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. An impressive victory will leave Cleverly primely placed for a huge outdoor blockbuster in the summer that could elevate him into an elite level earner.

Cleverly’s assessment top light heavyweights Bernard Hopkins, Chad Dawson, Jean Pascal, Beibut Shumenov and Tavoris Cloud:

For me, Hopkins is number one in our division. He’s the oldest world champion in the record books, a legend, but, with my youth and enthusiasm, I’d definitely fancy it. (more…)

After a four year drought, WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (23-0, 11 KOs) receives a well earned homecoming this …


Boxing News

Hot prospects on St. Louis undercard

Before the HBO cameras roll for Saturday’s doubleheader featuring hometown hero Devon Alexander “The Great” against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and the WBO jr lightweight world championship fight between Adrien “The Problem” Broner and Eloy “Prince” Perez, a number of hot prospects will head up an eight-fight undercard that should keep fans at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center entertained all night long.

Heading up the non-televised portion of the Feb. 25 event is a 10-round junior welterweight battle between Sharif Bogere (21-0, 13 KOs) and Sergio Rivera (25-8-2, 16 KOs). 6’7 2008 Olympic super heavyweight bronze medalist Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (20-0, 20 KOs) faces Marlon Hayes (23-10, 12 KOs) in an eight round fight. Unbeaten jr middleweight Eddie Gomez (7-0, 6 KOs) faces Jose Ortiz (4-6-1, 1 KO) in a six round bout. Jr middleweight Keith “One Time” Thurman (15-0, 14 KOs) returns to the ring in an eight round battle against Chris Fernandez (19-14-1, 12 KOs). And former amateur star Christopher “Sweet” Pearson (2-0, 1 KO) faces Jeremy Wood (1-4, 1 KO)in a four round middleweight fight.

Before the HBO cameras roll for Saturday’s doubleheader featuring hometown hero Devon Alexander “The Great” against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana …


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Broner-Perez Officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bout between WBO jr lightweight champion Adrien Broner vs Eloy Perez this Saturday at the Scottrade Center, Saint Louis, Missouri. The referee will be Genaro “Gino” Rodriguez, from Illinois/Puerto Rico. The judges for Broner-Perez are Michael Pernick from Florida, Ted Gimza from Illinois, and Jerry Griffin from Missouri. WBO supervisor for this fight will be John Duggan from Illinois.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referee and judges who will work on the world title bout between …










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