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.

By Miguel Maravilla WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at ...

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Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

Full Report: Shields pounds LeBlanc

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Ward-Kovalev undercard results

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Arroyo replaces Oquendo on Lopez-Salido 2

Due to an ATV accident, WBO super bantamweight #1 ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo, suffered some injuries and will not fight on March 10, in the “López vs Salido 2, The Rematch” show, to be held at the Roberto Clemente coliseum in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Oquendo (22-0, 15 KOs) was supposed to face Jose “Miau” Nieves for the 122lbs WBO Latino title, but in the accident he injured the right elbow (with inflammation) and suffered minor injuries on the head. His girlfriend is seriously injured at hospital. “Definitely, Jonathan will not fight next March 10. We are going to watch for his recovery en route for his next opportunities”, Peter Rivera, PRBBP Vice-President said.

Former Olympian and amateur world champion McWilliams Arroyo will take Oquendo’s place in the March 10 card. Arroyo (10-1, 9 KOs) will fight in a flyweight and 8 round bout. (more…)

Due to an ATV accident, WBO super bantamweight #1 ranked Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo, suffered some injuries and will not fight …


Boxing News

Bobby Cassidy special guest at Ring 8 meeting

Veteran boxing writer Bobby Cassidy will be the special guest speaker for Ring 8’s monthly meeting this Tuesday evening (Feb. 21 @ 7 PM/ET at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.

Cassidy is a well-known reporter for Newsday, as well as a playwright for the popular off-Broadway play, Kid Shamrock, he wrote about his father, Bobby Cassidy Sr., who also acts in the play. The boxing-themed play also starred 1984 Olympic gold medalist and two-time world champion Mark Breland, John Duddy, Seamus McDonough, the late Wayne Kelly, Tommy Rainone, and Mark McPherson. Former World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Michael Bent was the director. (more…)

Veteran boxing writer Bobby Cassidy will be the special guest speaker for Ring 8’s monthly meeting this Tuesday evening (Feb. …



UFC

Opportunity knocks for Mark Hunt

Mark Hunt has a big opportunity. At UFC 144 on Saturday night, he fights Cheick Kongo. France’s Kongo has won his last two fights and has long been in the verge of the title picture in the heavyweight division. In the UFC’s Octagon, the Frenchman has a better resume. But Hunt doesn’t see it as a step up . . . Click here for more by Phillip Ferraro
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Mark Hunt has a big opportunity. At UFC 144 on Saturday night, he fights Cheick Kongo. France’s Kongo has won …


Column

Fightwriter: Winner Loses

By Graham Houston

There have been many disputed decisions in boxing’s long history. Some verdicts have been truly shocking, many debatable. The split decision in favour of Tavoris Cloud on Saturday was not one of the worst decisions I have ever seen, but there is not the slightest doubt in my mind that the underdog challenger Gabriel Campillo won the fight. I thought this was a close yet clear win for Campillo. I had the sound on Showtime muted to be barely audible, just to get a sense of the crowd’s involvement, because, in a fight such as this one, I find commentaries can be a distraction. I watched the fight with total concentration.

In every either-way round, I gave Cloud the benefit of the doubt. At the end of 12 rounds I had Campillo ahead, 114-112. As soon as I heard MC Jimmy Lennon Jr. say the words “split decision”, however, I knew that Campillo wouldn’t be returning to Madrid with the IBF light-heavyweight championship belt. I could be wrong, but there seemed just the hint of incredulity in Jimmy’s voice. (more…)

By Graham Houston There have been many disputed decisions in boxing’s long history. Some verdicts have been truly shocking, many …




Boxing News

Balzsay-Sartison collide for WBA belt April 21

Universum has called a press conference to announce an April 21 card at the Sport und Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. The main event is a WBA super middleweight title clash between reigning champion Karoly Balzsay (24-2, 17 KOs) against former champ Dimitri Sartison (27-1, 17 KOs), plus local favorite and ex-world light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (37-2, 30 KOs) unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks (21-0, 5 KOs) and former cruiserweight champ “The Black Panther” Juan Carlos Gomez (49-3, 37 KOs).

Universum has called a press conference to announce an April 21 card at the Sport und Kongresshalle in Schwerin, Germany. …


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Wladimir Klitschko statement

Dear friends,

I am shocked and deeply embarrassed by the actions of Dereck Chisora and his team over this past week. It saddens me how he represented the sport of boxing and disrespected the Champion of the World Vitali Klitschko at the weigh-in and fight night. But even more embarrassing and disgraceful to the sport was the post fight press conference.

With journalists from all over the world in attendance, this same man Dereck Chisora, got into a fight with Adam Booth, the trainer of David Haye, and David Haye himself. Dereck then promised out loudly multiple times right in front of the press to “personally SHOOT AND KILL David Haye!!!”

For all of the great Champions from the past that have been polishing the image of the sport of boxing and giving it the glamour, respect and recognition while setting a good example for the youth of the world to follow, this type of behavior kills all that hard work from the former champs and teaches disrespect for the sport and fellow human beings.

There has to be consequences for these kinds of actions and must never be tolerated by the boxing organizations, the media, fellow boxers and boxing fans. It must be stopped, otherwise the sport of boxing is going to go down the hill fast!

I just wanted to share my feelings and thoughts with you and hope some type of action is taken to show the world that the sport of boxing WILL NOT tolerate this kind of behaviour.

With respect,

Wladimir Klitschko

Dear friends, I am shocked and deeply embarrassed by the actions of Dereck Chisora and his team over this past …


Feature Story

Adamek comments on Chisora antics

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek

“I simply cannot imagine that you can slap one Klitschko brother during the press conference and spit in face of another before the fight,” said heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek Sunday, not mincing words talking about what happened in Munich before and after the fight of his recent rival Vitali Klitschko. “This is not some dark street, this is a job, and those are professionals. I cannot even fathom to think about it, forget doing it. Dereck Chisora is lucky that Wladimir did not react, because he would leave Munich most likely with a black eye and without the money. Same with the tussle between Chisora and Haye during the post-fight press conference. What are those guys thinking?” (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek “I simply cannot imagine that you can slap one Klitschko brother during the …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye Notes

  • Vitali Klitschko underwent an MRI Sunday in a Munich clinic to have his left shoulder examined where it was discovered that Vitali suffered a ruptured ligament. The WBC champion will be out of action for about seven months, but no surgery is required.
  • Dereck Chisora and his trainer Don Charles were arrested at Munich Airport by police after his brawl with David Haye during the post-fight news conference. Chisora was questioned at police headquarters and released seven hours later, returning to England around 10PM Sunday night. Charges are still pending.
  • Munich Police were also looking for Haye, who didn’t return to his hotel room or catch his scheduled flight.
  • The British Boxing Board of Control will be making their own investigation of the incident according to Chisora promoter Frank Warren.

Vitali Klitschko underwent an MRI Sunday in a Munich clinic to have his left shoulder examined where it was discovered …



Boxing Result

Serrano batters Nunez

By Johnny B’

A cool Friday evening in Cicero, Illinois, had some hot action professional boxing matches. The main event at Cicero Stadium was a female bout which was clearly the fight of the night. Undefeated IBF female world super featherweight champion Amanda Serrano 128 lbs., from Puerto Rico now fighting out of New York, battered a very game, probably too tough for her own good, Ela ‘Bam Bam’ Nunez 125 lbs. for most of the eight round contest. By the end of the bout, Nunez, who pressed Serrano round after round, was bruised badly around both eyes and had leather burns all over her face and body. Serrano who moved in and out and side to side had a few marks of her own. But, for most of the match Serrano scored with heavy left right combinations that rocked Nunez kept her off balance and unable to get her offense on track. The clear unanimous decision victory extends Serrano’s record to 14-0-1 as Nunez falls to 11-13-2. (more…)

By Johnny B’ A cool Friday evening in Cicero, Illinois, had some hot action professional boxing matches. The main event …


Boxing Result

Tada, Ando keep female belts

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten WBA female minimumweight champ Etsuko Tada (10-0-2, 2 KOs; amateur mark 47-3), 105, a Japanese southpaw, kept her belt for the seventh time as she displayed faster combinations and good skills to pound out a unanimous decision (97-93 twice and 96-94) over Mexican Maria Salinas (9-3-1, 4 KOs), 102.75, over ten hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. The official tallies were as follows: Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) and Kazunobu Asao (Japan) both 97-93, and Carla Caiz (US) 96-94, all for Tada.

Also, WBA light minimumweight ruler Mari Ando (9-3, 4 KOs), 101.5, Japan, retained her title as she showed her technical improvement and earned a nearly lopsided verdict (100-90, 99-91 and 98-92) over ten busy-punching sessions. The scoresheets read: Prayadsab 99-91, Asao 100-90 and Caiz 98-92, all for the defending champ. Romina Arroyo, an Argentine female referee, remarkably handled both bouts to win the crowd’s admiration. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten WBA female minimumweight champ Etsuko Tada (10-0-2, 2 KOs; amateur mark 47-3), 105, a Japanese southpaw, …


Boxing News

Full Report: Magee-Markussen

WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion (Interim) Brian Magee (36-4, 25 KOs) defended his title on Saturday night in Copenhagen when he knocked out Rudy Markussen (37-3, 24 KOs) in the main event of the first Nordic Fight Night. After four open rounds, Magee landed a brutal left hook to the liver that sent his 34-year-old opponent down and out in the fifth. “It was a tough fight, Rudy was very strong but I caught him nice and clean,” Magee said. “I am pleased with my performance and very happy about the victory.” Said Markussen: “Things were going according to plan until he caught me. That´s boxing. I will be back.” (more…)

WBA Super-Middleweight World Champion (Interim) Brian Magee (36-4, 25 KOs) defended his title on Saturday night in Copenhagen when he …


Boxing Result

Sam Soliman outscores Garth Wood

By Ray Wheatley / World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermott

IBF#2 Sam “King” Soliman (41-11, 17KOs) clearly outscored Garth “From The Hood” Wood (10-3-1, 6KOs) over twelve rounds at the Olympic Park Sports Center, Homebush, NSW, Australia on Sunday. Soliman took Wood to school in a scrappy fight that left the 2010 Australian Contender champion frustrated. Wood was the aggressor throughout the contest but had problems trying to nail the ring savvy Soliman, who used his big bag of tricks and an accurate left jab that worked overtime to go to a one sided win. Soliman connected with a solid right hand in round twelve that dropped Wood. At the conclusion scores were 119-109, 117-114, 118-110. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley / World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermott IBF#2 Sam “King” Soliman (41-11, 17KOs) clearly outscored Garth “From …



Boxing News

Report/gallery: Dallas-Gonzalez

Ringside by Jeff Zimmerman
Photos by Robert Hughes

Friday night at the University of Texas at Arlington’s cozy new College Park Center, the stage was set for big things in the first ever boxing event held at the new 6,200 seat campus arena with ESPN in the house, a couple of former 2008 Olympians making comebacks and the gritty Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. ready to show a national audience his continued improvement after the hiring of 2011 Trainer of the Year, Virgil Hunter . . . Click here for more

Ringside by Jeff Zimmerman Photos by Robert Hughes Friday night at the University of Texas at Arlington’s cozy new College …


UFC

Cariaso ready to make his move

Every journey starts with a single step. For one UFC bantamweight, putting that one foot in front of the other began when he was only five years old, and a quarter of a century later he is still making strides in his quest towards martial arts glory. In the more immediate future, this life-long fighter’s goal is to be ranked in the top 10 of his division. To achieve that elite status, he will have to travel well over 5,000 miles to Saitama, Japan and defeat Takeya Mizugaki inside the Octagon at UFC 144. After 25 years of waking up and taking those steps, a few extra thousand miles is all in a day’s work for Chris Cariaso . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark
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Every journey starts with a single step. For one UFC bantamweight, putting that one foot in front of the other …


Boxing News

Chisora brawls with David Haye

By Karl Freitag

After his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, Dereck Chisora got into a wild brawl with compatriot David Haye at the post fight press conference. Klitschko’s manager Bernd Boente told Haye from the dias “You had an offer, you didn’t accept it, now you are out. You are out. You cannot talk yourself back into the fight, you have no belts.” Chisora then called out Haye, but Haye dismissed Chisora as “a loser.” Chisora challenged Haye to tell him that to his face and approached Haye sparking a melee. After order was restored, a furious Chisora stated multiple times that he would “shoot” David Haye and claimed Haye “glassed” him. Haye’s manager Adam Booth emerged from the fracas with a facial wound and Chisora suggested to Booth that Haye hit him with a bottle by mistake. Meanwhile the Klitschko Team watched the whole scene unfold with bemused smiles on their faces. Boente stated, “With the bad experience we’ve had with British fighters we will now look for other countries.”

By Karl Freitag After his loss to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, Dereck Chisora got into a wild brawl with …


Boxing Result

A. Cotto defeats Herrera

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

In a good action fight, undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (13-0, 5 KOs) won a ten round decision over Hevinson Herrera (15-8-1, 10 KOs) to claim the WBC’s FECARBOX title and the WBB’s Americas title on Saturday night at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Cotto is the cousin of Puerto Rican superstar Miguel Cotto.

Super flyweight Luis Cosme (8-2-1, 3 KOs) won a six round split decision over Juan Herrera (5-5, 3 KOs). Cosme scored a third round knockdown, but Herrera came back to nearly stop Herrera in the last round. Scores were 57-56, 57-56 for Cosme, 57-56 for Herrera. more photos

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto In a good action fight, undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (13-0, 5 KOs) won a …



Boxing News

Tavoris Cloud: I feel like I won the fight

“I feel like I won the fight,” stated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud after retaining his title by split decision against Gabriel Campillo on Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas. “I knocked him down a few times and was the aggressor throughout. I wanted to put him away but sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t. I wanted to stay busy and be aggressive. I did that. He was a busy fighter, and that’s what the crowd here in Corpus Christi responded to. The difference is I was landing the power shots, and that’s what the judges responded to.” (more…)

“I feel like I won the fight,” stated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud after retaining his title by split …


Boxing Result

Arce punishes Parra

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) avenged a 2009 draw with former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra (31-4-1, 18 KOs) with a fifth round KO in a non-title grudge match on Saturday night at the Palenque del Fex in Mexicali, BC, Mexico. Arce’s body attack did its job as he dropped Parra once in round three, twice in round four and sent him to a knee in round five where Parra stayed for the full count. Time was 1:02.

Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Páez Jr. (31-4-1, 19 KOs), returning for his first bout since defeating “Son of the Legend” Omar Chavez, battered Octavio “Tayo” Castro (14-8-1, 9 KOs) until he got a referee’s stoppage at 2:38 of round three. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (60-6-2, 46 KOs) avenged a 2009 draw with former world champion …


Boxing Result

Cano, Guerrero win; Keb Baas upset

Former jr welterweight title challenger Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Francisco Contreras (16-2, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Grand Oasis Resort in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. In his first bout after his loss against four-time champion Erik Morales, Cano dropped Contreras in round one and twice in round five.

In an upset, Mario “Dragonsito” Rodriguez (13-6-4, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round KO against former WBC jr flyweight weight champion Gilberto Keb Baas (35-22-4, 22 KOs). In his first bout since losing his belt to Adrian Hernandez last April, Keb Baas was finished by a body shot.

Popular Maryland super middleweight contender Fernando Guerrero (23-1, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Canadian tough guy Jason Naugler (18-16-1, 11 KOs). The bout was waved off at 2:36 after Naugler had taken some heavy shots.

Unbeaten bantamweight Robert Manzanarez (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a first round KO over David Solorio (17-6, 14 KOs).

Unbeaten jr welterweight Fidel Maldonado Jr (13-0, 11 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Antonio Chuc (8-1-2, 2 KOs).

Former jr welterweight title challenger Pablo Cesar Cano (23-1-1, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Francisco Contreras (16-2, …


Boxing Result

Williams, Cloud, Arreola victorious

Former world champion Paul Williams (41-2, 27 KOs), rebounded from a less then steller performance against Erislandy Lara to defeat Jame Kirkland-conqueror Nobuhiro Ishida (24-7-2, 9 KOs) by one-sided twelve round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the American Bank Center Arena in Corpus Christi, Texas. Ishida never got untracked as Williams’ volume punching was the recipe for 120-108 on all cards.

Undefeated IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (25-0, 19 KOs) retained his title with a close split decision over former WBA world champ Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 8 KOs). Cloud came out aggressively in round one and dropped Campillo twice. Campillo, however, responded well in round two and proceeded to cut Cloud in round three and gave Cloud fits the rest of the way. Scores were 116-110, 114-112 for Cloud. Campillo was up 115-111 on the third card. Fightnews had Campillo ahead 114-112.

WBC #1 heavyweight Chris Arreola (35-2, 30 KOs) scored an explosive first round knockout over Eric Molina (18-2, 14 KOs). Good action heavyweight fight as both fighters came out bombing with Arreola having the final say with a right hand to the temple that put Molina down and out. Time was 2:30. For more details and photos click here…

Former world champion Paul Williams (41-2, 27 KOs), rebounded from a less then steller performance against Erislandy Lara to defeat …


Boxing Result

Stevenson annihilates Gonzales

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The trash talk went on all week. The fight lasted barely a minute. Adonis Stevenson (17-1 14KO) destroyed Jesus Gonzales (27-2 14KO) of Phoenix Arizona at of the opening round with a vicious left-right combination that put the visiting fighter flat on his back for well beyond the count of ten with his legs twitching. The powerful southpaw was making his first fight under the tutelage of world renowned trainer Emanuel Steward and didn’t wasting any time making an impression. It was the first combination that the fighter threw after landing a crunching left earlier in the round. It was only the second loss from Gonzales who was stopped in the 8th in 2005 by Jose Luis Zertuche.

The victory was a defense of Stevenson’s IBF Intercontinental belt and moves the fighter into the vacant number two spot in the IBF. Stevenson once again called for IBF Champion Lucian Bute in the ring after the fight. Stevenson also holds the NABA and NABO super-middleweight belts. (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada The trash talk went on all week. The fight lasted barely a minute. Adonis …


Boxing Result

Klitschko outpoints Chisora

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Team Klitschko

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) won a harder than expected twelve round unanimous decision over Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany. Things got off to a rocky start when Chisora spit in Wladimir Klitscko’s face during the introductions. After a close first round, Klitachko started to land his right hand in round two and continued to land clean power shots from a distance as the bout progressed. Chisora showed a good chin, and did the majority of his work to the body. Neither fighter ever hurt the other. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-111.

After the fight Vitali briefly mentioned a possible left shoulder injury whick kept him from using his jab for much of the fight and stated, “I’m very upset because I wanted very much to knock him out…great performance by Chisora.” Chisora stated he spat in Wladimir’s face because Wlad previously pulled out of two fights with him…both Chisora and his promoter Frank Warren called for a rematch.

WBC #5/IBF #11 heavyweight Johnathon Banks (28-1-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Nicolai Firtha (20-10-1, 8 KOs) to successfully defend his NABF belt. Scores were 120-108, 119-109, 119-109.

WBO #5 jr welterweight Serhiy Fedchenko (30-1, 13 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Laszlo Fazekas (8-1-1, 6 KOs) over eight largely uneventful rounds.

By Karl Freitag Photo: Team Klitschko WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KOs) won a harder than expected twelve …


Boxing News

Magee retains WBA interim belt

WBA interim super middleweight champion Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs) just scored a fifth round KO over Rudy Markussen (37-3, 24 KOs) to retain his title at Brondby Hall in Brondby, Denmark. The bout was close through four rounds, but a vicious left hook to the body by Magee sent Markussen to the deck and he was unable to continue.

WBA interim super middleweight champion Brian Magee (36-4-1, 25 KOs) just scored a fifth round KO over Rudy Markussen (37-3, …


Boxing Result

LaManna crushes Crabtree

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten Millville, New Jersey junior middleweight sensation Tommy “Cornflake” LaManna (7-0, 5KO’s) continued his winning ways before a near sellout crowd of about eight hundred strong on Friday night with a well deserved third round stoppage of Hilliard, Ohio’s Daniel Crabtree (3-4, 3KO’s) at Nutley High School in Nutley, New Jersey. In the co-feature of the card promoted by Gabe Laconte’s First round Promotions, nearby Paterson, New Jersey middleweight Richard Pierson (10-2, 7KO’s) returned to the ring for the first time after a two year layoff with a first round stoppage twenty-two fight veteran Anibal Acevedo of Moca, Puerto Rico. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Unbeaten Millville, New Jersey junior middleweight sensation Tommy “Cornflake” LaManna (7-0, 5KO’s) continued his winning …


Scale Watch

Weights from Hammond, Indiana

David Latoria 217.2 vs. Edward Gutierrez 220.6
Mike Jimenez 168.8 vs. Bruce Rumbolz 170
Phillip Trantafillo 240.4 vs. Calbert Lewis 226.4
Sergio Montes de Oca 122 vs. Salvador Perez 119.2
Chris Singleton 134.8 vs. Eddie Corrona 137
Brian Houston 212.2 vs. Thomas Boose 209.2
Genaro Mendez 143.6 vs. Mike Maley 141.4

Venue: Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, Indiana
Promoter: Hitz Boxing

David Latoria 217.2 vs. Edward Gutierrez 220.6 Mike Jimenez 168.8 vs. Bruce Rumbolz 170 Phillip Trantafillo 240.4 vs. Calbert Lewis …


Scale Watch

Soliman, Wood make weight

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Peter McDermont

IBF #2 middleweight Sam Soliman weighed 159.1 pounds and Garth Wood weighed 159.3 pounds for Sunday’s twelve round IBF Pan Pacific middleweight bout at Olympic Park Sports Center in Hombush, NSW, Australia. The promoter of the event is Barry Wood.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Peter McDermont IBF #2 middleweight Sam Soliman weighed 159.1 pounds and Garth …


Scale Watch

WBA female twinbill tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi

There was a weigh-in ceremony for tomorrow’s WBA female doubleheader on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. WBA female minimumweight champ Etsuko Tada (9-0-2, 2 KOs), Japan, tipped the beam at the 105-pound class limit, while Mexican Maria Jimenez (9-2-1, 4 KOs) scaled in at 102.75. Newly crowned WBA light-minmumweight ruler Mari Ando (8-3, 4 KOs), Japan, weighed in at 101.5 to 100.75 for Maria Cuca Jimenez (9-2) from Mexico.

The WBA officials are as follows: referee Romina Arroyo (Argentina); judges Carla Caiz (US), Chalarm Prayadsab (Thailand), Kazunobu Asao (Japan); supervisor Yansup Shim (Korea). Ms. Arroyo will officiate both title bouts in succession as the third woman. Carla is the daughter of prominent Californian referee Raul Caiz. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi There was a weigh-in ceremony for tomorrow’s WBA female doubleheader on Saturday in Osaka, Japan. WBA female …


Boxing Result

Dulorme destroys Ambriz

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos:Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten welterweight Thomas Dulorme backed up the hype surrounding him with a first round annihilation over late sub Aris Ambriz in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. Dulorme, who is co-promoted by Gary Shaw and Lou DiBella, was hoping to build upon a dominating 10 round unanimous decision over former world title holder DeMarcus Corley in June and a nine round decision over Charlie Navarro. Ambriz took the fight on a week’s notice, after original opponent Jose Reynoso suffered a hip injury and Terrance Cauthen dropped out of the fight. Dulorme dropped Ambriz to the canvas with a left hook to the head. Ambriz got up, but was met with a barrage of punches. A barrage of punches dropped Ambriz to the canvas. Referee David Mendoza waved the fight over at 2:12. With the victory, Dulorme won a regional title belt. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos:Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten welterweight Thomas Dulorme backed up the hype surrounding him with a first …


Boxing Result

Dallas dominates Gonzalez

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside

Jr welterweight Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Miguel “Silky Smooth” Gonzalez (20-3, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the College Park Center, at the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas. Dallas Jr. was in control all the way en route to a 100-90, 100-90, 100-89 verdict.

2008 U.S. Olympian and undefeated super middleweight Shawn “Manos de Oro” Estrada (14-0, 12 KOs) came in a massive 20+ pounds heavy at 196 lbs against Terrance “Sugga Sweet” Woods (9-4, 6 KOs), but still came away with a 78-72, 80-72, 80-72 win over eight rounds.

After a long layoff, bantamweight and former 2008 Olympian Luis “The Latin Legend” Yanez (6-0-1) won a unanimous decision over Jamal Parram (5-4) over six rounds. Yanez scored a knockdown in the final round with a solid left hook to the body. The final scores read 59-54 twice, 60-53. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Jr welterweight Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas Jr. (18-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten …


Boxing News

WBC to fine Chisora

The WBC has announced that it will fine heavyweight Dereck Chisora an unspecified amount for slapping WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitshcko during a faceoff for photographers Friday in Munich, Germany, where their fight for the WBC heavyweight title is taking place tomorrow. “This is a blast to the expected fair play in sports and it can not be condoned. It is time that strong measures are taken to bring respect, fair play and discipline in the sport of boxing,” stated WBC President José Sulaimán.

The WBC has announced that it will fine heavyweight Dereck Chisora an unspecified amount for slapping WBC heavyweight champion Vitali …


Feature Story

Stevenson: The knockout’s going to come

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (16-1 13KO) was brimming with confidence as he stepped of the scales Friday in advance of his IBF elimination bout match-up with Jesus Gonzales (27-1 14KO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal Saturday night. “Confident? I’m confident I’m going to beat this guy. He’s going at 168; he’s never knocked nobody,” Stevenson told Fightnews. “I knocked Dhafir Smith, and he went the distance with Dhafir Smith. You’ve seen him, he’s fat! That’s not the way to do it at 168, I’m going to stop him. My trainer knows him very very well and you’ll have to watch tomorrow, I’m going to put him down, clean.” (more…)

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada Super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson (16-1 13KO) was brimming with confidence as he stepped …


Scale Watch

Weights from Cancun

Pablo Cesar Cano 136.9 vs. Francisco Contreras 135
Gilberto Keb Baas 111 vs. Mario Rodriguez 108
Fernando Guerrero 163 vs. Jason Naugler 163.4
Fidel Maldonado Jr 137.2 vs. Antonio Chuc 135.4
Roberto Manzanarez 130.8 vs. David Solorio 126.6
Venue: Grand Oasis, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy/Pepe Gomez
TV: FOX Deportes, Televisa

Pablo Cesar Cano 136.9 vs. Francisco Contreras 135 Gilberto Keb Baas 111 vs. Mario Rodriguez 108 Fernando Guerrero 163 vs. …


Interview

Q&A: Bobby Hitz

By Bill Hillmann

The next installment of the Hitz Boxing series “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held this Saturday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. FightNews sat down for a talk with former Chicago Golden Gloves champion and former heavyweight professional fighter turned promoter Bobby Hitz to discuss his past, present and future.

Listening to his stories, listening to him argue, watching him work a crowd of boxing fans and celebrities, Bobby Hitz is the heart of Chicago boxing.

Everybody always talks about your bout with George Foreman in the early stages of Foreman’s famous comeback. What happened that night?

Well I can say this. In the fight I had George very concerned throughout the entire time we were in the ring together. He thought he killed me. I took the fight on four day’s notice. I wasn’t afraid to fight anybody. Looking back I wish I had more brains than balls. When you take a big fight on four days notice, what do you expect to happen? (more…)

By Bill Hillmann The next installment of the Hitz Boxing series “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held this …


Boxing News

Vargas, Latimore headline Feb 24

Lanardo Tyner (25-6-2, 15 KOs) and Ryan Davis (23-9-3, 9 KOs) may be stepping into the Las Vegas backyard of their opponents, Jessie Vargas and Deandre Latimore, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on the February 24 edition of ShoBox. In the welterweight main event, the unbeaten Vargas (17-0, 9 KOs) squares off against Detroit’s Tyner, while in the junior middleweight co-feature, contender Latimore (22-3, 17 KOs) faces East St. Louis, Illinois’ Davis. Both bouts, which are presented by Mayweather Promotions, are scheduled for 10 rounds and will be televised live on SHOWTIME® at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Doors open on fight night at 6:00 p.m. with the first fight beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets, priced at $100, $60, $30, $25, along with a limited number of VIP suite seats priced at $125, are on sale now and may be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.

A full undercard will be announced shortly.

Lanardo Tyner (25-6-2, 15 KOs) and Ryan Davis (23-9-3, 9 KOs) may be stepping into the Las Vegas backyard of …


Boxing News

Weights From Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Abner Cotto 133lbs vs. Hevinson Herrera 134lbs
(WBC- Fecarbox Lightweight / Vacant WBB Americas Lightweight )

Miguel Robles 114lbs vs. Luis Angel Paneto 114lbs
Juan Herrera 114lbs vs. Luis Cosme 114.2lbs
Braulio Santos 127.5lbs vs. Pedro Hernández 122lbs
Edgardo López 129.2lbs vs. Hiram Agosto 128.5lbs
Albert Cruz Jr.139lbs vs Roberto Acevedo 139lbs
Irvin Hernández 125lbs vs.Juan G Cruz125lbs
Janiel Rivera 106.2 lbs vs. Luis Díaz 105lbs
Luis Braña Jr. 124lbs vs. Ricardo Pérez 128lbs

Promoter: Promociones Miguel Cotto and Hector Soto’s H2 Entertainment
TV: Solo Boxeo Tecate, Univision
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum- Caguas, Puerto Rico
Tickets available on Ticketcenter $10,$15, $25 www,tcpr.com
For more Information visit www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com more photos

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto Abner Cotto 133lbs vs. Hevinson Herrera 134lbs (WBC- Fecarbox Lightweight / Vacant WBB Americas Lightweight ) …










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