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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Natu Visinia 278 Edner Cherry 132.5 vs. Osumanu Akaba 134.5 Tyrone Brunson 158 vs. Decarlo Perez 158 Victor ...

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Rubio can’t make weight, fight will go on

Rubio can't make weight, fight will go on

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Naoki Fukuda Promoter Tom Loeffler has just announced that WBC interim middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio failed to make weight ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

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Rubio can’t make weight, fight will go on

Rubio can't make weight, fight

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Boxing News

Alvarez returns to Guadalajara

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: Rene Perez Gutierrez/Canelo Promotios

After spending 45 days in Big Bear California, the WBC super welterweight world champion, Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez, will return tomorrow to his native Guadalajara. Very happy for his homecoming, Alvarez announced that tomorrow he will go to the Juan Magdaleno Gym, located at 1667 Dionisio Rodriguez Street, to complete the final stages of his preparations. (more…)



June 10th, 2011



Scale Watch

Trout, Lopez make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero at the Scale

Austin Trout 153.78 vs. David Lopez 153
(WBA super welterweight world title )
Ana Maria Torres 114.62 vs.Vanessa Guimaraes 114.84
(WBC female super flyweight world title)
Eduardo Escobedo 126 vs. Mauricio Martinez 126
(WBA Fedelatin Featherweight title)
Alexander Espinoza 122 vs. Arturo Santos 122
(WBA Fedecaribe super bantamweight title)

Venue: Auditorio Miguel Barragan, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
Promoter: HG Boxing
TV: Televisa
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June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from NYC

Photo: Rich J. Hundley III/SHOWTIME

Luis Del Valle 126 vs. Dat Nguyen 126
(Naba Featherweight Title)
Jonathan Gonzalez 154 vs. Richard Gutierrez 154
(Nabo/Wba Fedelatin Super Welterweight Titles)
Gabriel Bracero 140 vs. Guillermo Valdes 143.5
Amanda Serrano 124 vs. Jennifer Scott 124.5
Raul Lopez 120.25 vs. Victor Valenzuela 119.5
Jorge Maysonet Jr. 137 vs. Adam Alvarez 133
Venue: Roseland Ballroom, NYC
Promoter: Team Peurto Rico
TV: SHOWTIME more photos



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Allen bros injured in crash

Boxing brothers Rock Allen (15-0, 7 KOs) and Tiger Allen (3-0, 2 KOs) have been hospitalized with serious injuries after their vehicle hit a tree on Tuesday night in Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania. Rock has been inactive since April 2009, while Tiger hasn’t fought since June 2007. They are 29-year-old twin sons of top trainer Naazim Richardson.



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Ross wants tonight’s winner

Two-time Canadian Olympian Troy Ross has issued a challenge to the winner of tonight’s (Friday, June 10) featured fight on ShoBox between undefeated, highly-touted Lateef “Power” Kayode (16-0, 14 KOs) and former world title contender Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-2, 14 KOs). Ross is the top-rated IBF contender at #3 (#1 and #2 are not rated), in addition to being rated #14 by the WBA and #15 by the WBC. “I think Kayode-Godfrey is a 50-50 fight and I want a shot at the winner,” Ross said. “Cunningham seems unwilling to fight me again for whatever reasons, but Kayode and Godfrey are legitimate, throwback-type fighters who both only want to fight the best. I really admire their fighting spirits and I think they’re going to have a great fight. The winner has an open invitation to fight me later this summer. All he needs to do is have his promoter contact mine.”

Ross (24-2, 16 KOs), a native of Guyana who lives in Toronto, was a member of the 1996 and 2000 Canadian Olympic Teams. The powerful southpaw was the winner of The Contender, Season Four reality television series and he portrayed light heavyweight contender John Henry Lewis in the movie, “Cinderella Man.”



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Hometown return for Benavidez

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

It’s being billed as a homecoming fight, but as far as Jose Benavidez, Jr. is concerned, he’s already been home for six months.

After nearly three years on the road, the hottest prospect Arizona has seen since Michael Carbajal will fight for the first time in his hometown and state when he adds a couple dents to journeyman Cory Alarcon tomorrow night at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino on the outskirts of Phoenix, on a card promoted by Showdown Promotions . . . . Click here for more



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Diego Magdaleno of Las Vegas will defend his NABF Junior Lightweight title when he takes on Alejandro Perez of Salinas, Calif. on a Top Rank title card at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino on North Rancho Drive in Las Vegas on Friday, July 15. This will be the second title defense for Magdaleno, 19-0-1. Diego’s younger brother Jesse, an unbeaten super bantamweight, will be featured on the undercard. Diego and Jesse are trained by Pat Berry and Augie ‘Kid Vegas’ Sanchez. Tickets are $50, $35 plus applicable taxes, fees and are available at all Stations Casinos Rewards Centers, stationcasinos.com or call 702-547-5300. Magdaleno vs. Perez and Casey Ramos vs. Jose Collado will be televised live on ShoBox – The New Generation. First bell will be 6 pm. The ShoBox telecast is live 8:05 pm.
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Big punching, unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz of Mexicali is in Las Vegas, training with Miguel Diaz at Pat Berry’s Gym to get set for his bout on the Magdaleno vs. Perez title card on July 15.
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World middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and his two younger brothers Omar and Christian are off to Canastota, N.Y. to see their father El Grande Champion Julio Cesar Chavez get inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame. Bob Arum will be there as well. A huge number of Mexican media will be at the official induction ceremony on Sunday.
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Christy Martin had surgery in Los Angeles to repair her fractured right hand. The number three, four fingers and her small finger were broken when she struck Dakota Stone in their bout last Saturday on the Zbik vs. Chavez Jr fight card at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Christy said she wants to continue to box and go for her 50th pro win.
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On Top Rank Live! super welterweight Jose Pinzon – who had that knockdown war against Pavel Wolak last year in Anaheim – is in the main event Saturday. Pinzon will take on Edvan Dos Santos Barros of Brazil in Merida, Mexico. Fox Deportes will televise live beginning 10 pm eastern
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Unbeaten Jose Benavidez of Phoenix is in action Saturday, taking on Corey Alarcon in a six round bout at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Az.



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Guerrero-Maidana “close”

By Francisco Salazar

A proposed bout between Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana is “very close to being signed,” Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com late Thursday morning. If and when the bout would be signed, both would meet for Maidana’s interim world title belt at the HP Pavilion in San Jose on August 27th. The bout will be televised on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.”

“We still need to meet with Maidana’s people, who are coming to Los Angeles for a meeting to finalize the details,” said Gomez. “Both Guerrero and Maidana have verbally said that they want to face each other. It would be a great fight for fans. We just need to finalize the little things.” (more…)



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Mares-Agbeko update

By Francisco Salazar

Although the Abner Mares-Joseph Agbeko bout was originally scheduled to take place on April 23rd in Los Angeles, their rescheduled bout will not take place in the City of Angels. Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez told Fightnews.com that the bout will not take place in the Los Angeles-area, most likely disappointing Southern California fight fans who were hoping to watch the bout locally. “We looked everywhere, but nothing is available on August 13th,” said Gomez, who also serves as Golden Boy’s Vice President. “Believe me, we did our homework and searched everywhere.” (more…)



June 10th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 131 weigh-in LIVE!

UFC 131 is LIVE on PPV June 11!

For more info on this weekend’s UFC 131 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Flores-Iannuzzi July 23

On Saturday night July 23rd, popular cruiserweight B.J. Flores will return to his childhood home in Springfield, Missouri to take on Nick Iannuzzi for the Interim NABO and the NABA championship at the O’Reiley Center. Flores, who now resides in Las Vegas has a record of 24-1-1 with fifteen wins coming by knockout will be making his fourth appearance in Springfield and first start there since 2007. Iannuzzi of Tampa, Florida has a record of 16-2 with nine knockouts. “I love fighting here and know this is the place where my roots were planted so its always exciting to come back here,” said Flores.



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Complete Weights from Chumash

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Lateef Kayode 199.5 vs. Matt Godfrey 200
(NABA/NABF cruiserweight titles)
Chris Avalos 120 vs. Khabir Suleymanov 120
(NABA/WBO Intercontinental super bantamweight title)
Archie Ray Marquez 133 vs. Art Hovhannesyan 133
Rashad Holloway 152 vs. Jhon Berrio 157.5
Roman Morales 125 vs. Jaime Villa 126
Marcus Robinson 150 vs. Raul Rodriguez 153
Venue: Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: SHOWTIME 11PM ET/PT
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June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Chauke-Mathebula IBF eliminator

By Ron Jackson

In an all South African clash Jeffrey Mathebula and Oscar Chauke meet in an IBF junior featherweight title eliminator for the IBF number two ranking, at Carnival City, Brakpan on Saturday night. Mathebula 24-3-2; 14 who fights out of the Nick Durandt camp is ranked at number eight in the most recent IBF rankings. The IBF have the unusual ruling of leaving the number one and two in their rankings vacant and to be contested for. (more…)



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

New foe for Rahman

By JD Meredith/Memphisboxing.com

Photo: JD Meredith

MemphisBoxing.com met with former two time Heavyweight Champion of the World and 5th ranked heavyweight, Hasim “The Rock” Rahman (49-7-2, 40 KO’s) during a media luncheon held Thursday at iHop Restaurant. Rahman is in Memphis, TN, in advance of his fight which takes place at the DeSoto Civic Center, in Southaven, MS, Saturday, June 11. Originally slated to face Willie Herring in the TNT main event, Rahman now faces Galen Brown (35-16-1, 22 KO’s).

When asked about the late switch in opponents and if it affected his training, Rahman said, “Not really. I mean, I brought my tools (Rahman held up his two giant fists). Its not like I would have brought a different tool for Willie than I would have brought for Galen. When I get to beatin’ on the drum. I feel like its going to be the same result whether it would have been Galen or Willie.” More



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Burns warns Cook

Fired up WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns has warned challenger Nicky Cook that he is no bottle job. The pair meet at the Liverpool Echo Arena on July 16th. Cook got on Burns’ bad side when he slammed Burns fellow Scottish fighters Scott Harrison and Alex Arthur. Former WBO featherweight champ Harrison pulled out of his fight against Cook in December 2006, which promoted Cook to call him a bottle job. Cook then beat Arthur to claim the WBO super featherweight title two years later.

“I’m looking forward to getting Cook in Liverpool next month and giving him the hardest night of his life,” said Burns. “Cook has got a lot of talk saying that Harrison bottled it and that he beat Arthur, but he’s not faced Ricky Burns in his career and he’ll know about it on July 16. Every world title defence is special but fighting an Englishman in England gives me that extra bit between my teeth to put on a top performance and stop Cook. I’m so up for this fight that my trainer Billy Nelson has had to slow me down. Nicky better bring his A game or else he will be in trouble.”



June 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from the Philippines

Photos: Michael Lopez

Rey Bautista 125.5 vs. Heriberto Ruiz 126
Venue: Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines
Promoter: ALA Boxing Promotions
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June 10th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Dat Nguyen

Photo: Rich J. Hundley III/SHOWTIME

World-renowned trainer Buddy McGirt did a double take the moment he first laid eyes on Dat “Be Dat” Nguyen during a sparring session with Arturo Gatti before Gatti’s second fight with Micky Ward in late 2002. “I saw this guy who could really hit and said he should be knocking everyone out,” McGirt said. “He was in there doing his thing and I liked him. Someone said they were looking for a fighter so I gave them Dat’s number. And that’s how we met.” For the past five years, McGirt has trained Nguyen of Vietnam, who will headline on a special edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME® this Saturday LIVE at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)



June 10th, 2011

UFC

Carwin: ‘If it ain’t broke …’

UFC 131 is LIVE on PPV June 11!

There is no mistaking who Shane Carwin is when he steps into the Octagon. There are no flying armbars, no laying and praying, no squeaking out a win on the judges’ scorecards. In honor of middleweight boxing great Marvin Hagler, let’s just say that Carwin’s only motive is to destruct and destroy . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

For more info on this weekend’s UFC 131 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Danny Green workout

Photos and report by Brett Bonetti

IBO Cruiserweight Champion Danny Green looked in excellent condition today during an open public training session at “The Ring” Boxing Gym in Northbridge, Perth, Australia. In front of a strong crowd which included Australian Cricketers Mitchell Johnson and Luke Ronchi, the Green Machine put on a show for his Perth fans. Green and his trainer Angelo Hyder will head to Sydney this Sunday to prepare for the title fight with Antonio “Magic Man” Tarver on July 20. For more details and photos click here…



June 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Trout-Lopez Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero in SLP

Everything is ready for title fight between WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout and challenger David Lopez this Saturday in San Luis Potosi in an event organized by HG Boxing and broadcast by Televisa.

“I am ready for this fight,” said Trout. “It’s my first title defense and I’m back in Mexico. Lopez is a very challenging opponent but I’m confident that I’ll achieve victory. I still have a lot to prove but this is the start.” (more…)



June 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Kayode, Godfrey make weight

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It’s June so no better time than Friday for Graduation Day for three talented ShoBox: The New Generation alums returning for a Friday night tripleheader LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). Lateef Kayode (199.5 pounds), Chris Avalos (120 pounds) and Archie Ray Marquez (133 pounds) all hit their contracted weights just a day before they attempt to move one step closer from prospect to contender.

In the main event, the power-punching Freddie Roach-trained Kayode (16-0, 14 KOs) will risk his unbeaten mark against the more experienced Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-2, 14 KOs) of Providence, R.I., in a 10-round cruiserweight bout at Chumash Resort Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. Godfrey weighed in at 200 pounds. For more details and photos click here…



June 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio’s letter to Chavez Jr.

Julio César Chavez, Jr., felicidades on your recent victory over Sebastian Zbik. It was impressive to see you battle it out for a full twelve rounds. You are on your way to becoming more than just your father’s son. You are your own man; a tough fighter in your own right.

Now let’s get down to business.

Right after your fight with Zbik, I began to receive messages and comments from different people in the fight business saying that “Team Chavez” will do everything possible to avoid fighting me—the WBC’s #1 ranked mandatory challenger. (more…)



June 9th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from NYC

Photos: Team Puerto Rico

Kenny Galarza 146.5 vs. Irving Garcia 146
Thomas Dulorme 144 vs. DeMarcus Corley 143
Jose Pedraza 131.4 vs. Tomi Archambault 131
Steven Martinez 154 vs. Brad Jackson 153
Alex Perez 147 vs. Manuel Guzman 148
Boyd Melson 154 vs. Kelvin Kibler 152
Emanuel Gonzalez 129 vs. Jason Rorie 124
Venue: Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY
Promoter: Team Puerto Rico
TV: ESPN2
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June 9th, 2011

UFC

Dos Santos, Carwin face off

UFC 131 is LIVE on PPV June 11!

 

Photo: UFC Heavyweights Shane Carwin (right) and Junior Dos Santos square off for a photo during the UFC 131 Pre-Fight Press Conference at Robson Square on June 9, 2011 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

For more info on this weekend’s UFC 131 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Chisora-Fury on PPV

Integrated Sports announced today that it will be distributing “The Big Brawl” featuring unbeaten British heavyweights Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora and 6’ 9” Irish giant Tyson Fury, live July 23 from Wembley Arena in London. “The Big Brawl,” presented by Hennessy Sports, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN.



June 9th, 2011




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