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Adonis Superman Stevenson public media workout

Adonis Superman Stevenson public media workout

Photos: Amanda Kwok / PBC on CBS Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson held a public media workout on Monday at Place ...

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Run Manny Run

Run Manny Run

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao goes thru early morning drills with strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune in Los Angeles for ...

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Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

Russell dominates, KOs Gonzalez to win WBC featherweight title

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Esther Lin/Showtime In the main event from Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Jhonny Gonzalez (57-9, 48 KOs) ...

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Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Jones Jr. annihilates Vasquez in Pensecola homecoming fight

Story and photos by Scott Foster at ringside Multi-division former world champion Roy Jones Jr (61-8, 44 KOs) returned to action Saturday night ...

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Estrada crushes Asenjo to retain fly belts

Estrada crushes Asenjo to retain fly belts

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco "Gallo" Estrada (32-2, 23 KOs) retained his titles with a third round TKO over Rommel ...

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Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

If you are a fight fan living in Southern California, consider yourself lucky to live in an area where more fight cards take place than in any part of the country. Plenty of boxing action will take place in the coming weeks. Loaded with news on future world title fights, club shows, and newsworthy information on fighters, the Southern California Fight Scene hopes to satisfy the hunger of boxing fans. (more…)



March 11th, 2011



Boxing News

Chocolatito ready for Vargas

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Nicaraguan WBA light flyweight world champion, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (27-0, 23 KOs) feels better than ever to face former WBO champion Manuel “Chango” Vargas (29-7-1, 14 KOs) on March 19 at the Tecate Boxing Tour in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico. “All’s well,” said Gonzalez. “I’m happy for this defense of my title and hope to win in impressive fashion. He’s a former world champion. I respect him as a fighter, but I’m eager to succeed and continue to improve,” said Gonzalez. (more…)



March 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Lesiba returns Sunday

By Ron Jackson

Themba Lesiba defends his Gauteng junior featherweight title against Sabelo Nokhele at the Nasrec Indoor Arena near Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon. Lesiba who has a reported record of 7-1-1 with 3 wins inside the distance won the 2007 Baby Champs title. He racked up six wins and a draw before challenging Macbute Sinyabi for the South African junior featherweight title in East London in May last year. However, it was a step too far for the unbeaten fighter and he was outclassed by the champion before being stopped in the sixth round. In his most recent fight in December last year he stopped Johannes Nthontho in seven. (more…)



March 11th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Planet Hollywood

From Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s PPV card:

Michael Grant 252 vs. Tye Fields 278
Joel Casamayor 144 vs. Manuel Leyva 143
Aaron Williams 199 vs. Shane Steele 195
Razvan Cojanu 265 vs. Robert Morales 294



March 11th, 2011

Boxing News

CES on a New England tour

From Boston to Foxwoods in two weeks!

Armed with a roster of seasoned veterans, contenders and rising prospects, promoter Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment & Sports is launching a New England tour guaranteed to pack two major venues in just 16 days. (more…)



March 11th, 2011

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Incomparable Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum and Don King hold a Q&A Media Roundtable discussion Thursday night in Las Vegas about their upcoming Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga blockbuster fight card on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cotto vs. Mayorga is promoted by Top Rank in association with Don King Productions and will be televised on SHOWTIME Pay Per View.



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Barros-Roman presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In the final press conference in Mendoza, Argentina, challenger Miguel “Mickey” Roman did not hesitate to say: “I think it will be a good fight. I don’t know it will go, but I will return to Mexico with the crown.” WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros reponded, “In my division nobody wins [the belt]. I guarantee that the title remains in Argentina.”

It will be Roman’s first shot at a world title and he’s supremely confident in victory. “Mendoza is a beautiful city and then you want a rematch here, I’ll be glad to do it.” He dedicated the fight to Mexico and especially all the people in Ciudad Juarez, which is going through difficult times.

Barros said he was in the best shape of his career and will stated that his skill and accurate punching will carry the day. “I’m a smart fighter and fast, so I hope there will be no need for a rematch.”



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Galassi-Juarez weigh-in video

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Mayorga video clip

Ricardo Mayorga reacts to being snubbed by WBA Super Welterweight Champion Miguel Cotto at a press conference to promote the Saturday March 12 pay-per-view event.



March 10th, 2011

Feature Story

A New York bout in Vegas

Foreman-Wolak tops off Cotto-Mayorga undercard

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

“It’s a great, great New York fight,” was how Top Rank boss Bob Arum put Saturday night’s co-main event in Las Vegas.

Pairing up former ex-champ and boxing technician Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs), of Brooklyn, with New Jersey brawler Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (28-1, 18 KOs), the ten-round light middleweight bout tops off the undercard for the Miguel Cotto-Ricardo Mayorga “Relentless” card on Showtime PPV . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen

Glendy Hernandez 242.2 vs. Francisco Mireles 268.5
Azea Augustama 179.5 vs. JC Peterson 178.2
Yunieski Gonzalez 187.2 vs. Reggie Peña 191.5
Chris Velez 145 vs. Mateo Acosta 138.2
Cesar Cisneros 131.2 vs. Jesus Lule 130.5
Larry Yanez 139.5 vs. Autrell Reed 136.7
Luis Torres 151.5 vs. Ivan Kostiuk 152.7
Venue: Magic City Casino, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Pugilistic Promotions
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March 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Galassi-Juarez weigh in

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Simona Galassi 111.1 vs. Mariana Juárez 111.7
Gamaliel Diaz 129.8 vs. Rafael Urias 132
Daniel Estrada 134.6 vs. Arturo Gómez 134.64
Salvador Sánchez 129.8 vs. Francisco Olvera 128.2
Carlos Cárdenas 132 vs. Hugo Morales130.9
Venue: Jose Cuervo Salon, Polanco, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Promoter: Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia
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March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Mayorga roundtable quotes

Steward: Cotto, not Tito, the biggest PR boxing hero

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Although all the participants at today’s RELENTLESS: Cotto vs. Mayorga undercard press conference managed to keep their shirts on, the fighters offered up some interesting commentary in anticipation of the March 12 SHOWTIME PPV event on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Also on hand Thursday morning for a media roundtable discussion were the trainers of Cotto and Mayorga, Emanuel Steward and Al Bonanni, who made some of the day’s most intriguing assertions and recollections.

Emanuel Steward: “Cotto is the biggest hero in Puerto Rico. I thought [Felix] Trinidad was the biggest hero but even with those losses (to Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao), Cotto is the biggest hero in that country. He holds the Madison Square Garden (attendance) record. Let’s say his next fight took place at the Garden, whether it was with Margarito or something like that, he’d break his own record.”

Al Bonanni: Bonanni has trained Mayorga on and off for years. After experiencing a few too many antics in camp, Bonanni recalled leaving… “I always had enough money to walk away from aggravation and I always had a bad enough temper to shoot somebody…so I left. Mayorga is tough.” For more details and photos click here…



March 10th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from France

By Thomas Carrage

Rachid el Hadak 199.6 vs. Levan Jomardashvili 198
Salim Larbi 153.7 vs. David Makaradze 151
Venue: Stadium P. Maisonniale, Saint-Etienne, Loire, France
Promoter: Herve Jacques
Click here for more photos…



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Martinez-Dzinziruk presser

The final “Diamond Elite” press conference was held today at Comix in Foxwoods Casino Resort.  The WBC middleweight diamond belt showdown on HBO featuring Sergio Martinez and Sergiy Dzinziruk, will be on HBO World Championship Boxing along with Andy Lee vs. Craig McEwan in a “Celtic War.” All four fighters and representatives from their respective camps were in attendance. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Morales preparing for a battle

Photo: Etzel Espinoza/Golden Boy Promotions

It’s back to the familiar for Erik “El Terrible” Morales, who is training at the Centro Ceremonial Otomí in Toluca Estado, the site he where trained for many of his most memorable fights including his legendary trilogies against Barrera and Pacquiao. Morales ended his two-year retirement 11-months ago and has scored three consecutive wins. Now, he is preparing for one of the biggest tests of his 18-year career, 12 rounds against Marcos Maidana on April 9th in Las Vegas.

“Everything in the gym has been great,” said Morales. “I am preparing for a battle. I am doing everything according to Maidana’s skill level.” (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Foreman, Wolak ready to clash

Text & photo by Chris Cozzone

A press conference highlighting the undercard of Saturday’s Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga was held today at the MGM in Las Vegas. In the co-main, former champ Brooklyn’s Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) takes on Pawel “Raging Bull” Wolak (28-1, 18 KOs), of New Jersey, in a ten-rounder at 154.  Wolak told the press that he sees a knockout win while Foreman said he would play matador to the Polish “Raging Bull.” Look for more photos and a full report on today’s presser later today.



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Geles gets belted

The WBO and its President, Francisco “Paco” Valcárcel, recenty gives the junior flyweight title to Colombian Jesus Geles in an event that was held in the Caribe Hotel in Cartagena, Colombia. Geles (12-1-1, 5 KOs) became 108 pound interim champion on October 30, 2010, when defeated Puerto Rican Omar “Pastor” Soto by majority decision in Cartagena, Colombia, and defended succesfully the title on February 5, 2011, with a win over Mexican Ramon Garcia Hirales by split decision. Also present were Luis Pérez, Chairman of the Ratings Committee and International Commissioner, Alfonso Muneras, First Vice President, José Castillo, WBO Colombia Representative, members of the Colombia Boxing Authorities and Geles Team. Geles, 23, is one of the main Colombian prospects. Click here for more photos…



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Cunningham tops Motown card

By Bob Ryder

Photo: Bob Ryder

Detroit’s own Darryl Cunningham returns to the ring Friday, March 18 as he takes on Marcos Primera in the ten round main event at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. Cunningham is currently riding a 15 bout win streak in building his record to (22-2, 10 KO’s). With most of his previous wins coming as a super middleweight, the Primera fight marks Cunningham’s entry into the middleweight division. Feeling that the middleweights may provide a faster road to a major fight, Cunningham related that he has no problem making the 160 pound limit and is anxious for an opportunity at one of the major belt holders. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

BBBC orders Chisora-Fury

The British Boxing board have today announced that British Heavyweight mandatory challenger Tyson Fury will finally get his chance to come face to face in the ring with current British champion Dereck Chisora. The Stewards have decided to put the contest out for purse bids, which are to be submitted to the British Boxing Board’s Head Office by 12.00noon on Wednesday, 13th April 2011, the contest has to take place by the end of July 2011. Tyson said, “If he doesn’t finally get stripped of his title by the Southern Area board for his run in with the law last year it won’t matter, I’m going to strip the title away from him along with the zero on his record. Can’t wait for this fight, it’s been a long time in the making, but one thing is for sure, it’s not going to take me as long to finish him off, expect another brutal knock out delivered from this 22 year old.”



March 10th, 2011

Full Report

Mayorga baits Cotto at presser

Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

With only a couple of days left before Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga step into the ring for Cotto’s WBA “super” world ligh middleweight title, Mayorga made his final stand to get underneath the Puerto Rican’s skin at the final press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2011

UFC

Edgar-Maynard III lands in Vegas

Eight rounds have not been enough to settle the score between UFC® lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and number one contender Gray Maynard. On Memorial Day weekend, they will get five more to prove to the world who the top 155-pound fighter in mixed martial arts truly is, as they meet for the third time in the main event of UFC® 130: Edgar vs. Maynard III, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, May 28, 2011 and presented by Bud Light. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

UFC

Catone’s homecoming

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

New Jersey is not Bon Jovi. New Jersey is not Snooki or The Situation. New Jersey doesn’t smell.

New Jersey is a state of fighters. It’s a swath of America raised on the heart of Arturo Gatti. It’s a length of tireless gyms housing the next generation of Frankie Edgars. It is a land of grit, determination and work ethic that produces a breed of athletes that do not relent and do not quit. It also has Buzz Aldrin, Bruce Springsteen, Princeton University, 127 miles of beachfront property and, on March 19th, New Jersey will have the UFC.  . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 10th, 2011

Feature Story

Maidana ripped and ready

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA interim super lightweight world champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana continues to train at full speed in his training camp in Mexico City for his big showdown against ring legend Erik Morales on April 9. Maidana trains in the Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia’s “Boxeo de Gala” Gym with the Mexican trainer Rudy Perez. Since he arrived in Mexico City on February 12, Maidana has sparred with local fighters Alejandro Barrera, Johnatan Peña, Daniel Estrada and others. The fight plan designed by Rudy Perez is said to be both strategic and very dynamic. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Feature Story

K-9 Heads to Vegas

By Rick Scharmberg

Photo Courtesy Team Bundrage

IBF light middleweight champion Cornelius “K-9” Bundrage (30-4, 18 KOs) will attend Saturday’s Miguel Cotto – Ricardo Mayorga pay-per-view card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where he plans to call out the winner. Hall-of-Fame trainer Emanuel Steward trains both Bundrage and Cotto, while Mayorga’s promoter, Don King Productions, also promotes Bundrage. Who would K-9 rather see win? “If I can get a fight with Miguel Cotto, then I want to see him win. If I can get a fight with Ricardo Mayorga, then I want to see him win,” said the engaging champion. “I want to unify the belts.”

When pressed, Bundrage, of Detroit, Michigan, favors Cotto – a 10 to 1 favorite – to win the fight. “Cotto had a choice of four fighters, and one of them was me. They eliminated me first. This fight should be an easy fight for Cotto. They hand picked Mayorga. I have a lot of respect for Miguel Cotto. He will fight anybody and everybody. He is one in a million.” (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

“Make or Break” for Casamayor

Having suffered two losses in his last three fights, albeit to top-flight opposition, 39-year-old former two-time world champion Joel Casamayor (37-5-1, 22 KOs) admits that every fight from here out is potentially career ending. Casamayor will face once-beaten Mexican Manuel Leyva this Friday, March 11 at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, in a fight he knows he must win to stay relevant in the super lightweight division. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Juarez-Galassi update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel

Mexican star Mariana Juarez and undefeated Italian female legend Simona Galassi faced off again at Wednesday’s press conference in advance of their showdown on Friday night for the absolute WBC flyweight world championship at the “Jose Cuervo” Hall in the Polanco neighborhood of Mexico City. (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Zappavigna ready for Vazquez

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry

Australian lightweight Lenny Zappavigna (25-0, 17 KOs) will challenge Miguel Vazquez (27-3, 12 KOs) for the IBF lightweight championship at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday. Zappavigna has trained at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym in Los Angeles and has been in great form in impressive sparring sessions with several boxers including Paul Malinaggi.

Zappavigna’s trainer Tommy Mercure said “I am very confident Lenny will defeat Vazquez. We have studied Vazquez on tape and I know Lenny has the skills to defeat him.” (more…)



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Pugilistic Promotions Presser

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen

Pugilistic Promotions kicked off fight week Wednesday with a press conference for the fifth installment of their Badia Spices Friday Night Fights. Former heavyweight Marc Randazzo warmly welcomed assembled press and fight teams to his fashionable Italian restaurant, Randazzo’s-located in the heart of Coral Gables. The popular Magic City casino fight series continues to attract growing crowds thanks to some shrewd matchmaking and tough, competitive action in the ring. The tradition continues as Pugilistic promoter and Florida Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Ramiro Ortiz announced the seven scheduled bouts. For more details and photos click here…



March 10th, 2011

Boxing News

Team Martinez speaks

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Two-division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, by way of Quilmes, Argentina takes on undefeated junior middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) of Ukraine this Saturday, March 12th on the latest edition of HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’ at the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut for the WBC Diamond middleweight title, Sergio Martinez vs. Sergei Dzinziruk “Diamond Elite” is being presented by DiBella Entertainment. For more details and photos click here…



March 9th, 2011




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