Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Full Report: Quintana, Castillo victorious in Hobbs

Story and photos by David Finger One of the Southwest’s most successful boxing series returned to Hobbs, New Mexico Friday night (February 17th) ...

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Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

Full Report: Jones stops Gunn; Islam steals the show

By Rick Scharmberg at Ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Roy Jones Jr. (65-9, 47 KOs) carried a star-struck Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-7-1, ...

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Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

Smith: Liam Williams is like a little lost boy without Lockett whispering in his ear

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De Mori dominates Alexander

By Brett Bonetti
Photo by Dean Kennedy

Australian Heavyweight Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (17-1-2, 15 KO’s) finally stepped back in the ring tonight at the Cockburn Basketball Centre in Perth Australia where he impressively stopped American Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (20-13-1, 9 KO’s) in the 4th round. The Dominator was in control of the fight right from the start as he took Round 1. De Mori caught Alexander with a vicious body shot in Round 2 that sent him to the canvas for the first time. After beating the count de Mori attacked the body again and sent Alexander down for the second time, Alexander survived the round. (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Photo by Dean Kennedy Australian Heavyweight Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (17-1-2, 15 KO’s) finally stepped back …


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Wlodarczyk hits Perth, Australia

By Brett Bonetti

WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (45-2-1, 35 KO’s) arrived in Perth Australia today ahead of his much anticipated clash with three time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (31-4, 27 KOs) at Challenge Stadium on Wednesday November 30. Speaking through interpreter and manager Andrzej Wasilewski, Wlodarczyk said he will be able to stop Green and is predicting an early night. “Green is a quick, brave guy who is not afraid of a real fight, but I came here to win.” Wlodarczyk said. For more details and photos click here…

By Brett Bonetti WBC World Cruiserweight Champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (45-2-1, 35 KO’s) arrived in Perth Australia today ahead of …



Boxing Result

Velez defeats Cooper again

Ringside results & photo by Chris Cozzone

Repeating her win earlier this year and retaining the IBF female super bantamweight title, Ada Velez (20-3-3, 6 KOs), of Hollywood, Fla., outfoxed and outpunched Las Vegas’ Melinda Cooper (21-2, 11 KOs) through ten high-action rounds in the main event of a Sampson Boxing card held at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas. Cooper had no answer for Velez during most of the fight, taking numerous head shots from the champion. Scorecards read 98-92, 97-93 and, surprisingly, 95-95, Velez winning by majority decision. In the co-main, the IBF female featherweight belt changed hands, Dominican Dahiana Santana (28-6, 12 KOs) able to turn the tables on champion Stacey Reile (10-4, 4 KOs), who suffered everything from a knockdown to a foul deduction for headbutting. Scores were 98-90, 97-90 and 97-91. In other action: Russian heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov (12-0, 12 KOs) kept his record clean with a third round TKO (2:21) of Michigan’s Rich Power (15-2, 11 KOs); Vegas female lightweight Tatina Anderson (5-1-1, 4 KOs) stopped Albuquerque’s Victoria Cisneros (5-13-2, 1 KO) at 1:02 of round three; Panama welter Azael Cosio (12-1-2, 9 KOs) knocked out Jersey City’s Michael Torres (14-3, 7 KOs) at :43 of round five; and, in the opener, light heavyweight Alexander Brand (15-0, 14 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Texan Terrance Woods (9-3, 6 KOs), scores of 60-54 and 59-55 twice. Look for a full report and gallery tomorrow morning.

Ringside results & photo by Chris Cozzone Repeating her win earlier this year and retaining the IBF female super bantamweight …


Boxing News

Amir Khan says Manny Pacquiao lost, should retire

WBA jr welterweight champion Amir Khan is often on the receiving end of taunts and callouts from other fighters, but the British boxer was on the verbal offensive in an interview with the London Daily Telegraph, taking aim at Wild Card training partner Manny Pacquiao and fellow 140lb titleholder Timothy Bradley.

“I’m going to tell Manny to consider retirement and not go on too long. He has some serious thinking to do – he was lucky and he got away with it against [Juan Manuel] Márquez,” Khan told the Telegraph. He also stated that he thought Marquez had won the fight and suggested he could beat Pacquiao now himself. “In our sparring lately, he’s not the one getting the better of it,” Khan stated. The Daily Telegraph also reported that Pacquiao’s Filipino advisers had allegedly told him to stop sparring with Khan.

Khan also stated Timothy Bradley had no response when he told Bradley to “grow some balls” at the weigh-in before Bradley’s fight with Joel Casamayor. “He’s been avoiding me, and it’s time for us to fight.”

Next up for Khan is a December 10 date against Lamont Peterson in Washington DC.

WBA jr welterweight champion Amir Khan is often on the receiving end of taunts and callouts from other fighters, but …




Boxing Result

Yori Boy Campas fails in attempt at 100th win

Former world jr middleweight champion Luis Ramón “Yori Boy” Campas (99-16-1, 78 KOs) was unsuccessful in his attempt at a milestone 100th victory on Saturday night in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The 40-year-old Campas was stopped in round eight by 23-year-old hot prospect Jorge “Demonio” Cota (13-0, 13 KOs). It was a bad night for former champions all around at the Estadio Centenario as local favorite and three division world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel, who was the promoter of the event and fighting in his hometown, was shockingly upset by Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas.

Former world jr middleweight champion Luis Ramón “Yori Boy” Campas (99-16-1, 78 KOs) was unsuccessful in his attempt at a …


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Williams wins by knockout again

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photos: Bob Barton

“Dangerous” Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs) mowed down another opponent Saturday night, recording a second round knockout victory against John Willoughby (3-11, 2 KOs) at the Ameristar Casino Spa Resort in St. Charles, Mo.

Williams, who recorded a spectacular knockout to garner an ESPN “Plays of the Week” mention In August of this year, used a right cross, left hook, right cross combination to turn out the lights on the journeyman Willoughby at 1:59 in the 2nd.

In the first round, Williams showed the complete arsenal, firing lead right hands, left hooks and a powerful left uppercut, forcing Willoughby into a shell, only able to get off one punch at a time. In between rounds, trainer Jack Loew instructed his fighter to go the body to open him up, and Dangerous Dannie did so with enthusiasm, as he pounded his opponent to the ribs with both hands after the bell rang for round two. Willoughby obliged by dropping his guard, but also picked up the pace letting his hands go more in an effort to defend himself. “I have to be careful because every time I step through the ropes, these guys come here with nothing to lose,” Williams said after the fight. (more…)

By Brian Grammer at ringside Photos: Bob Barton “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs) mowed down another opponent Saturday night, …


UFC

UFC 139: Post-fight notes

UFC president Dana White announced the winners of the event’s bonuses of $70,000 each.

Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua earned Fight of the Night honors for their five-round instant classic. Additionally, Wanderlei Silva and Cung Le were awarded Fight of the Night bonuses for their battle that ended in the second . . . Click here for more

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UFC president Dana White announced the winners of the event’s bonuses of $70,000 each. Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua earned …


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Grant comes from behind to win WBF belt

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Francois Botha was 37 seconds away from winning the WBF heavyweight belt when Michael Grant from the USA knocked him out in the twelfth round at the Montecasino near Johannesburg on Saturday night. In a rather poor fight with pushing and wrestling throughout Botha (115.24kg) had built up a points lead against the slow and ponderous Grant (113.94kg). Though rounds one to six there was very little action and it was difficult to separate the fighters. The South African shaded rounds eight and nine and had a big round number eleven when he staggered Grant on occasions and it appeared if he was going to go down. However, he managed to make it to the bell by holding and mauling against the tiring Botha. In the final round Botha made the mistake of mixing it with Grant who had been trying to throw his big right hand without success throughout the fight, when he landed a overhand right to the jaw that sent the onrushing Botha crashing flat on his back to canvas where Ingo Barrabas from Germany counted him out. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South Africa’s Francois Botha was 37 seconds away from winning the WBF heavyweight belt when Michael Grant …



Boxing Result

Jose Rodriguez takes interim WBA belt by split decision over Nethra Sasiprapa

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican José “Torito” Rodriguez took a hard fought split decision over powerful Thai challenger Nethra Sasiprapa to win the vacant WBA interim light flyweight world title in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Judges scored it 114-112 and 113-111 for Rodriguez and 114-111 for Sasiprapa. Referee Russell Mora deducted points for low blows in rounds one and seven from Sasiprapa and one point for a low blow by Hernandez in round six. With the win, Rodriguez becomes the first boxer born in Mazatlan to win a world boxing title. The card was promoted by Zapari Boxing and Canelo Promotions. Click here for more photos…

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican José “Torito” Rodriguez took a hard fought split decision over powerful Thai challenger Nethra Sasiprapa …


Boxing Result

Upset: Vikingo Terrazas hammers three-division champion Fernando Montiel for WBC silver belt

In a major upset, super bantamweight Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (31-2-1, 18 KOs) battered former three division world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel (46-3-2, 36 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC Silver super bantamweight crown on Saturday night at the Estadio de Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaola, Mexico. The naturally larger Terrazas pressured Montiel the whole fight and dropped him with a right hand in round five. The bout got even more one sided after that with Terrazas badly busing up Montiel’s face. Montiel showed his champion’s with a late rally, but it was Terrazas taking a twelve round unanimous decision in Montiel’s hometown. Scores were 115-112, 115-113 and 114-113.

In a major upset, super bantamweight Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (31-2-1, 18 KOs) battered former three division world champion Fernando “Kochulito” …


Boxing Result

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. stops Peter Manfredo Jr. in round five

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

In his first title defense, “Son of the Legend” and WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (44-0-1, 31 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over former Contender winner Peter Manfredo Jr (37-7, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. In one of his best performances, Chavez was in command the whole way and got the stoppage from referee Laurence Cole in round five after rocking Manfredo and following up with a barrage of unanswered punches. Time was 1:52. After the fight, Chavez Jr. said he fears no one and will fight whoever his promoter says including Sergio Martinez and Canelo Alvarez. Click here for more photos…

By Robert Hughes at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first title defense, “Son of the Legend” and WBC …


Boxing Result

Roberto Ortiz stops Carlos Urias to keep WBC silver; Hugo Cazares scores KO in bantam debut

Unbeaten jr welterweight Roberto Ortiz (22-0-1, 19 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over veteran Carlos Urias (45-22-1, 34 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hotel Fairmont Princess in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. The bout was stopped after the WBC #6 rated Ortiz put Urias on the deck. Ortiz retained his WBC Silver light welterweight title.

On the undercard, former two-division world champion Hugo “Increible” Cazares (36-7-2, 25 KOs), now fighting as a bantamweight, scored a seventh round knockout over Adan Garcia (17-6-1, 12 KOs). Cazares dropped Garcia in rounds four and seven. Time was 1:41.

Unbeaten jr welterweight Roberto Ortiz (22-0-1, 19 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over veteran Carlos Urias (45-22-1, 34 KOs) …



Boxing Result

Chris Algieri defeats Bayan Jargal by decision

Undefeated jr. welterweight Chris Algieri (12-0, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over his toughest foe to date in Bayan Jargal (15-4-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, New York. Local hero Algieri showed good boxing skills in busting up Jargal and compiling a 97-93, 97-93, 98-92 verdict.

Undefeated jr. welterweight Chris Algieri (12-0, 6 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over his toughest foe to date …


UFC

Hendo edges Shogun in epic FOTY candidate at UFC 139

In what might go down as one of the best fights in mixed martial arts history, Dan “Hendo” Henderson won a narrow unanimous decision over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in the main event of UFC 139, held at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. All three judges scored it 48-47 for Henderson, who had Rua hurt numerous times in the first three rounds. In the fourth and fifth rounds, Rua, battered and bloody, came back strong, wobbling Henderson and scoring multiple takedowns.

In the co-main, Wanderlai Silva stopped former Strikeforce champ Chung Le at 4:49 of round two. Urijah Faber submitted Brian Bowles with a guillotine choke at 1:47 of round two; Martin Kampmann won a split decision over Ricky Story, scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 28-29; and Stephan Bonnar outclassed Kyle Kingsbury for the shutout decision, scores of 30-27 twice and 30-25. For more prelim results, click here

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In what might go down as one of the best fights in mixed martial arts history, Dan “Hendo” Henderson won …


Boxing Result

Gamaliel “Platano” Diaz retains CABOFE belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

On Saturday, before 2,000+ boxing fans at the Sindicato de Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City, Gamaliel “Platano” Diaz, 34-9-2 with 16 knockouts, of Nezahualcóyotl, México successfully made the seventh defense of the WBC CABOFE super featherweight title with a second round TKO over Adriel Juzaino, 18-10-2 with 8 knockouts, of Huatabampo, Sonora. With the win the WBC #7 Diaz is looking for an opportunity to contest for the WBC super featherweight world title against champion Takahiro Aoh in 2012.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel On Saturday, before 2,000+ boxing fans at the Sindicato de Trabajadores del Metro …


Boxing Result

Wilson KOs Mussachio; Cruz stops Adjaho

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photo: Christopher Toney

USBA cruiserweight titleholder Garrett Wilson (11-5-1, 5 KOs) scored a spectacular come from behind KO over Chuck Mussachio (17-2-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City. Entering the last round, Mussachio was up by scores of 107-102 and 105-104 on two cards, while Wilson was ahead 105-104 on the third card. Wilson, however, took it out of the hands of the judges with a huge overhand right that laid out Mussachio at the :54 mark.

Welterweight Ronald Cruz (15-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Anges Adjaho (25-7, 14 KOs). The big-punching Cruz dropped Adjaho twice in the fifth and the bout was waved off during his follow up barrage. Time was 2:54.

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Rick Scharmberg at ringside Photo: Christopher Toney USBA cruiserweight titleholder Garrett Wilson (11-5-1, 5 KOs) scored …



Boxing Result

Off-TV Results from Houston

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

In his first bout since losing to Manny Pacquiao 20 months ago, former world champion Joshua Clottey (36-4, 21 KOs) got back into the win column with a second round TKO over Calvin Green (21-6-1, 13 KOs). A beautiful left hook to the jaw dropped Green and left him unable to continue. Time was 1:56.

Unbeaten lightweight Mickey Bey Jr (18-0-1, 9 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Hector Velazquez (51-17-3, 35 KOs). Velazquez dropped Bey hard in round two and Bey barely survived the round but was able to recover. Scores were 76-75, 78-73, 77-74. (more…)

By Robert Hughes at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first bout since losing to Manny Pacquiao 20 months …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Las Vegas

Photo by Mary Ann Owen

From the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow’s Sampson Boxing card:

For the IBF Female Super Bantam title:
Ada Velez 122 vs. Melinda Cooper 121

For the IBF Female Featherweight title:
Stacey Reile 125 vs. Dahiana Santana 124.5

Magomed Abdusalamov 229 vs. Rich Power 223
Tatina Anderson 136 vs. Victoria Cisneros 132.5
Alexander Brand 167 vs. Terrance Woods 167.5
Azael Cosio 147 vs. Michael Torres 146 (more…)

Photo by Mary Ann Owen From the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow’s Sampson Boxing card: For the …


Feature Story

Dib destroys Servidei

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) was at his best when he made the first defense of the title and stopped IBF # 8 Alberto Servidei (31-1-2, 7 KOs) in round one at the Homebush Sports Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. Dib scored with effective left hand leads and power right shots that had Italy’s former European champion on the defensive but the champion found the openings and it was obvious early in the fight–the visitor was in trouble. The IBF champion maintained the attack and moved the challenger into the neutral corner where he delivered an eleven punch barrage with final punch–a left rip under the rib cage dropping Servidei. Referee Pete Podgorski of the USA counting out the challenger at 2:38. Dib said, “I wanted to make a statement tonight against Servidei. I want the featherweights to know I am the best in the division. I have all the respect in the world for WBA champion Chris John who has been a long time champion but I am the IBF champion so let’s see who is the best champion.” Dib captured the IBF title in July with a clear twelve round decision over Mexico’s. For more details and photos click here…

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont IBF featherweight champion Billy “The Kid” Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) was at …


Boxing Result

Quick Results: Grant KOs Botha late; Funeka, Klassen victorious

Full details from Ron Jackson to come

In a WBF heavyweight title clash, Michael Grant (48-4, 36 KOs) scored a desperation twelfth round come-from-behind knockout of hometown favorite Frans Botha (48-6-3, 28 KOs) on Saturday night at Montecasino near Johannesburg, South Africa.

Other results:
Ali Funeka W12 (split) Zolani Morali (WBF jr welterweight title)
Malcolm Klassen W12 Daniel Lomeli (WBF jr lightweight title)
Lubabalo Msothu W12 (split) Dennis Tubieron (WBF bantamweight title)
Ilunga Makabu TKO11 Pedro Ortas (WBF cruiserweight title)

Full details from Ron Jackson to come In a WBF heavyweight title clash, Michael Grant (48-4, 36 KOs) scored a …


Boxing News

WBCBoxing.tv twinbill tonight

WBCBoxing.tv will present a boxing doubleheader, free of charge, tonight beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT from Sindicato de Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City as Gamaliel “Platano” Diaz, 33-9-2 with 16 knockouts, of Nezahualcóyotl, México, will make his seventh defense of the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) super featherweight title against Adriel Juzaino, 18-9-2 with 8 knockouts, of Huatabampo, Sonora, scheduled for 12 rounds. Then at 11:30PM ET/8:30PM PT, former WBC bantamweight world champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel, 46-3-2 with 36 knockouts, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, will fight Victor Terrazas, 31-2-1 with 18 knockouts, of Guadalajara, Jalisco, for the vacant WBC Silver bantamweight championship. This scheduled 12-round bout will headline the card at Estadio de Centenario in Los Mochis. (more…)

WBCBoxing.tv will present a boxing doubleheader, free of charge, tonight beginning at 10PM ET/7PM PT from Sindicato de Trabajadores del …


Boxing News

Ortega-Medina fight results

Report and photos by Felipe Leon

Last Thursday night, Quiñones Promotions took the reins of professional boxing in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico, once again when they returned with a six bout fight card to Las Pulgas night club located on the legendary Avenida Revolucion in the heart of the city. The night was full of local rising talent looking to leave their stamp on the collected consciousness of the nearly 1000+ fight fans that made the trek from San Diego, California, San Diego or from all points in Tijuana. In the main event, exciting local southpaw Edivaldo “Indio” Ortega (12-0-1, 6KOs) remained undefeated as he stopped the over matched hard hitting Loreto “Pichy” Medina (5-3, 5KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico. For more details and photos click here…

Report and photos by Felipe Leon Last Thursday night, Quiñones Promotions took the reins of professional boxing in the border …


Boxing News

Chavez Jr vs Manfredo Jr Weigh Ins

Peter Manfredo Jr weighs in at 159 lbs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr weighs in at 159 3/4 lbs – they will both meet Saturday, Nov 19th in the ring for Chavez Jr’s first title defense. Watch the undercards on www.toprank.tv

Peter Manfredo Jr weighs in at 159 lbs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr weighs in at 159 3/4 lbs – …


Boxing Result

Iaccarino outslugs Shull after 9 year layoff

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photo: Jeff Julian

Local cruiserweight Dino Iaccarino (5-2, 1KO) of Reading PA, shook off almost ten years of ring rust on Friday night with a crowd pleasing, hard fought four round unanimous decision victory over a game, but out skilled Daniel “The Demon” Shull (2-14-1, 1KO) of Winchester, Virginia by scores of 40-36 across the board. The victory capped a perfect night which paid tribute to a fallen Berks County PA Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly who was killed in the line of duty, serving a fugitive warrant. The Pro Am card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s King Promotions, donated a portion of the proceeds to benefit the family of Kyle Pagerly. In the co-feature of the evening middleweight John Thompson moved to 3-0, 1KO with a one side four round unanimous decision of Anthony Abrams (1-8). The card was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in own Wyomissing PA and also had two exhibitions (one featuring a bout between a local sheriff and a police officer), along with an entertaining amateur portion to give the fans a full night of action. (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photo: Jeff Julian Local cruiserweight Dino Iaccarino (5-2, 1KO) of Reading PA, shook off almost ten years …


UFC

UFC updates


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Feature Story

De Mori, Alexander collide Sunday

By Brett Bonetti

Australian heavyweight Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (16-1-2, 14 KOs) is finally stepping back in the ring this Sunday at the Cockburn Basketball Centre in Perth Australia when he faces American Dominique “Diamond” Alexander (20-12-1, 9 KOs). Alexander has arrived in Perth to take on de Mori, whose last fight was over two years ago and has since gone through a series of frustrating injuries and negotiation breakdowns.

The Dominator is currently signed with Don King and will be hoping to use this fight as good preparation for his return to the big fights in the US.

“It’s a huge thing to bring an American Heavyweight to Perth. I will make sure I’ll send him home with his tail between his legs,” de Mori said. “I want Perth people to come out and support me and make Alexander feel like he’s walking into the Lion’s Den.” (more…)

By Brett Bonetti Australian heavyweight Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (16-1-2, 14 KOs) is finally stepping back in the ring …


Boxing Result

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib demolishes Alberto Servidei in first round of first defense

IBF featherweight world champion Billy Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten Alberto Servidei (31-1-2, 7 KOs) in the first round on Saturday night at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre in Sydney, Australia. It was all one way traffic for Dib, who bum rushed the previously unbeaten Italian and finished him with a body shot at 2:38. Complete report from Ray Wheatley to come.

IBF featherweight world champion Billy Dib (33-1, 20 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten Alberto Servidei (31-1-2, 7 KOs) in the first …


Boxing Result

Whittaker tops Barthelemy in IBF eliminator for #2

Jr middleweight Charles “Killa” Whittaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Giorbis Barthelemy (25-9-2, 10 KOs) in an IBF junior middleweight elimination bout to determine the #2 contender on Friday night at the Miami Airport Convention Center (MACC) in Miami, Florida.

In other action, cruiserweight destroyer Yunier Dorticos (13-0, 13 KOs) scored a third round KO over Livin Castillo (16-10, 10 KOs) and heavyweight Terrance Marbra (6-1, 5 KOs) stopped popular Erik “The Viking” Leander (11-2, 8 KOs) in round four.

Jr middleweight Charles “Killa” Whittaker (38-12-2, 23 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Giorbis Barthelemy (25-9-2, 10 KOs) …


UFC

Introducing Alex Soto

There are many touchstones Alex Soto can look to when it comes to keeping the first time UFC jitters at bay before his Octagon debut this Saturday against Michael McDonald. He can refer back to his time in Afghanistan as a member of the United States Army, an interesting trip to his native Tijuana for one of his first amateur fights, or his current job as a dolphin trainer for the Navy. But instead, he will find inspiration in the person he calls “the best fighter I ever met.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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There are many touchstones Alex Soto can look to when it comes to keeping the first time UFC jitters at …


Boxing Result

Cosme Rivera wins lopsided decision against Antonio Pitalua; trilogy now tied at 1-1-1

Photos: All Star Boxing

The third meeting between Mexican jr. welterweights Cosme “Chino” Rivera (33-14-3, 23 KOs) and Antonio Pitalua (52-6-1, 43 KOs) ended in a twelve round unanimous decision for Rivera on Friday night at the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City, Mexico. With the WBC Latin jr. welterweight title on the line, Rivera outboxed the hard hitting Pitalua to win by scores 119-109, 117-111, 119-109. In their first encounter on March 6, 1999, Pitalua won a hard fought decision, the second time around Cosme fought his way to what it looked like a decision win, but the judges scorecards had a controversial draw. With the trilogy tied at 1-1-1 will we see Rivera-Pitalua 4? (more…)

Photos: All Star Boxing The third meeting between Mexican jr. welterweights Cosme “Chino” Rivera (33-14-3, 23 KOs) and Antonio Pitalua …


Boxing Result

Williams scores big knockout victory

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photo: Bob Barton

“Dangerous” Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs) continued his knockout ways with another “highlight reel” style stoppage, dropping journeyman lightweight John Willoughby (3-11, 2 KOs) for the count at 1:59 of the 2nd round on Friday night. Williams, who had an ESPN “Plays of the Week” knockout at the same location, the St. Charles, MO Ameristar Casino Spa Resort, in August, was never in danger and when the opportunity arose, fired a right hand, left hook, right hand combination. Willoughby immediately dropped to the canvas, prompting referee Mike England to rush to his aid while calling the doctor into the ring.

His opponent’s prior record aside, Williams feels that every time he steps through the ropes, “They are gunning for me because they have nothing to lose.” The current WBC Continental Americas lightweight titlist’s next contest comes rather quickly, January 6, 2012, against an opponent to be determined.

By Brian Grammer at ringside Photo: Bob Barton “Dangerous” Dannie Williams (20-1, 16 KOs) continued his knockout ways with another …


Boxing News

Margarito to be tested in NYC on Saturday; final NYSAC decision coming on Monday

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Antonio Margarito will be examined on Saturday in New York City by an ophthalmologist appointed by the New York State Athletic Commission, whose final report will be revealed on Monday when the NYSAC finally decides whether or not to grant a boxing license for Margarito to challenge WBA junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto on December 3 at Madison Square Garden.

At a hearing on Friday, the Commission decided that ‘The Tijuana Tornado,’ who was training in Mexico, had to come to the office of another eye expert to corroborate the previous six positive results from the best specialists in the country who allegedly gave the nod to the Mexican to pursue his career. (more…)

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press Antonio Margarito will be examined on Saturday in New York City by an ophthalmologist …


StrikeForce

Sayers and Rousey shine at Strikeforce

Antwain Britt was supposed to be the heavier puncher. Lumumba Sayers had never knocked anyone out in his short pro career. Until Friday, when a couple of thunderous right hands sent Britt (11-6) slumping against the cage. The referee intervened just 28 seconds into the bout and Sayers (5-2), fighting out of Denver, had notched the fifth win of his career (all first round finishes). . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, Strikeforce.com
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Antwain Britt was supposed to be the heavier puncher. Lumumba Sayers had never knocked anyone out in his short pro …


Scale Watch

Dib, Servidei make weight

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib weighed 126 pounds and challenger Alberto Servidei also weighed 126 pounds on Friday for Saturday’s world title contest at the Homebush Sports Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dib won the vacant title by defeating Jorg Laceirva in July with a clear points decision. Servidei is coming off a points win over Richard Szebeledi in August. Promoter is Michael Karagiannis. Click here for more photos…

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photos: Peter McDermont IBF featherweight champion Billy Dib weighed 126 pounds and challenger Alberto Servidei …


Boxing Result

Eddie Gomez stays unbeaten

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (7-0, 6 KOs) from the Bronx, scored his fourth straight victory by knockout with a fifth round stoppage Cuban Antonio Infante (6-2, 4 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash at the Complejo Deportivo Nilmarie Santini in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The 19-year-old Gomez landed an uppercut that did the main damage at 2:17.

In a surprising upset, journeyman Roberto Acevedo (11-12-3, 1 KO) scored a six round majority decision over previously unbeaten KO artist O’Neil Negron (8-1-1, 8 KOs). Scores were 57-57, 59-55, 58-56.

In a short, but exciting war between debuting cruiserweights, “Machine Gun” Keith Tapia scored a first round TKO over Kulian Santiago.

Undefeated super welterweight prospect Eddie “Eboy” Gomez (7-0, 6 KOs) from the Bronx, scored his fourth straight victory by knockout …










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