Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

Thurman-Garcia unification clash heats up

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Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

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Hernandez stops Vallecillo

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: J.A. Escobar

Lightweight Jose “Loco” Hernandez (11-5-1, 5 KOs) stopped the always game and tough Justo Vallecillo (6-14, 3 KOs) at 2:18 of the 5th round of the scheduled 8 in the main event of the Paulie Ayala show at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Referee Laurence Cole watched as Hernandez knocked Vallecillo from one side of the ring to the other before he stopped the fight with Vallecillo still on his feet giving Hernandez the TKO victory in front of his hometown fans. (more…)

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: J.A. Escobar Lightweight Jose “Loco” Hernandez (11-5-1, 5 KOs) stopped the always game and …


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Diaz pounds Penn into retirement

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images 

Nick Diaz and BJ Penn went out and had a battle for the ages at UFC 137. With the winner likely earning the next shot at Georges St-Pierre, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion rose to the occasion.

As questioned swirled about Diaz’ motivation ahead of the Penn fight, the Stockton native came in and did what he does best. After a slow first round, Diaz dominated the final two frames to take a unanimous decision win. (more…)

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images  Nick Diaz and BJ Penn went …



Boxing News

Choi wins Prizefighter

40-year-old featherweight Choi Tseveenpurev (33-5, 23 KOs) won the Matchroom Sport’s “Prizefighter: Featherweights” tournament on Saturday night at London’s York Hall. Choi stopped Lee Glover (6-1, 0 KOs) by second round KO, then won three round decisions over George Jupp (4-2, 2 KOs) and Rhys Roberts (15-2, 2 KOs) to collect the £32,000 first prize.

40-year-old featherweight Choi Tseveenpurev (33-5, 23 KOs) won the Matchroom Sport’s “Prizefighter: Featherweights” tournament on Saturday night at London’s York …


Boxing News

Results from Motown

Photos and report by Bob Ryder

Carlisle Boxing, promoter John Carlisle, presented a seven bout card of professional boxing at DeCarlo’s Convention Center in the suburban Detroit city of Warren on Friday night. It was a show filled with early endings. Five boxers were making their pro debuts and as so often happens in the case of first timers, one is never quite sure of what you will get. In the only contest that went the distance and was far and away the best fight of the night, Detroit’s Larry Ventus won a unanimous six round decision over Toledo’s Gabriel Morris in their welterweight scrap. Scores were 59-56, 58-56, 59-55. Ventus started strong in dominating the first round and for a moment it looked like this one would end early as all the other bouts had. Morris however, began to hit his stride and kept engaging Ventus in spirited exchanges. Ventus bloodied Morris’ nose in the third and Morris would fight with the handicap the rest of the way. Morris had an excellent fifth round and it started to feel that an upset was in the making but Ventus boxed smoothly in the final round stunning Morris right before the bell to secure the victory in upping his record to (5-1, 4 KO’s). Morris came to fight but declines to (4-16-2, 0 KO’s). For more details and photos click here…

Photos and report by Bob Ryder Carlisle Boxing, promoter John Carlisle, presented a seven bout card of professional boxing at …




UFC

Cro Cop looking at retirement

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photo by Josh Hedges / Zuffa / Getty

At 37, Mirko Cro Cop is far from the man he used to be.

At the height of his career, he was an enigma. He said little, preferring to let his fist and feet do the talking in the ring. His aura ballooned to epic proportions after sending opponents to dream land with a high kick reminiscent of and as consistent as a pro-wrestlers finishing maneuver. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Photo by Josh Hedges / Zuffa / Getty At 37, Mirko Cro Cop is far …


Boxing Result

Lawrence trounces Ochieng

By Kurt Wolfheimerat ringside

Rising heavyweight Franklin “Yah- Yah” Lawrence (17-2-2, 12 KOs) moved one step closer to his world title aspirations with a two round drubbing of Raymond Ochieng (23-15-3, 18 KOs) in the schedule eight round main event at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA. In the co-feature of the five bout card promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions, smooth middleweight Derek Webster remained perfect at 11-0, 6 KOs with a hard fought, but convincing eight round unanimous decision victory over the always dangerous Taneal Goyko (4-3, 2 KOs). (more…)

By Kurt Wolfheimerat ringside Rising heavyweight Franklin “Yah- Yah” Lawrence (17-2-2, 12 KOs) moved one step closer to his world …


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Boxing News

Ramirez to fight in Mexico City

Photo: Rene Perez/Canelo Promotions

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Unbeaten Gilberto “El Zurdo” Ramirez, who is the current WBC middleweight Youth champion, will seek his fifth knockout of this year on November 26 in Mexico City on the undercard of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Kermit Cintron. Ramirez (19-0, 17 KOs) will face Samuel Miller (24-4, 21 KOs) from Colombia and is represented by Canelo Promotions and Zapari Boxing Promotions. It is likely that the nearly 6’3 Ramirez will soon be contesting for a WBC belt.

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC Unbeaten Gilberto “El Zurdo” Ramirez, who is the current WBC middleweight Youth champion, will seek his fifth …


Boxing News

Mauricio Sulaiman honored

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

Well attended and among a great atmosphere, yesterday was opening day for the International Boxing Expo at the Plaza de las Estrellas in Mexico City. WBC president Jose Sulaiman officially opened the event, which was attended by former world champions Pipino Cuevas, Victor Rabanales, Cesar Bazan and reigning WBC light flyweight champion Adrian El “Confessor” Hernandez.

One of the highlights was the unveiling of the “immortalized hands” of Mauricio Sulaiman. His father, Don Jose, was pleasantly surprised when he received a commemorating plaque of his entry into the Guinness Book of Records for his 35 years heading the WBC. (more…)

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC Well attended and among a great atmosphere, yesterday was opening day for the International …


Boxing Result

A. Cotto defeats Torres

Photo: Universal Promotions

Lightweight Abner Cotto (12-0, 10 KOs) remained undefeated and became the Puerto Rican national champion by winning a unanimous decision over Fernando Torres (17-3-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Centro de Convenciones in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Cotto dropped Torres in rounds five and ten en route to a 98-90, 98-90 and 97-91 win. “I feel super good about this win,” said Cotto. “Undoubtedly, so far, it’s the greatest achievement of my career for the quality of opponent in Fernando Torres. This victory was the result of many hours and days of work and I thank God we got the win!” The card was promoted by Universal Promotions.

Photo: Universal Promotions Lightweight Abner Cotto (12-0, 10 KOs) remained undefeated and became the Puerto Rican national champion by winning …


Boxing Result

Berridge upsets Broadhurst

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

In a nationally televised promotion, New Zealand light heavyweight Robert “The Butcher” Berridge (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a major upset when he knocked out Trent Broadhurst (7-1, 4 KOs) in five rounds in the main event at the Mansfield Tavern, Mansfield, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Southpaw Berridge was the aggressor from the opening bell but the 6′ Broadhurst boxed skillfully connecting with accurate left jabs and using clever footwork. In round five, the 5’10 Berridge dropped Broadhurst twice with left hands and on the second knockdown he was counted out by the referee at 2:59. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing In a nationally televised promotion, New Zealand light heavyweight Robert “The Butcher” Berridge …



Boxing Result

Sanchez II crushes Soto

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In his biggest fight yet, featherweight Salvador Sanchez II added some substance to the phrase “The Legend Continues” with a surprising knockout at 2:02 of the second round over former Mexican national champion Jovanni “El Bambino” Soto in front of about 3,000 fans who packed the Deportivo Trabajadores del Metro in Mexico City.

“It was a great triumph,” said Sanchez II. “I’ve been learning a lot this year in Mexico and I’m managing to improve my technique and movement in the ring. During this time I’ve become a good fighter to get my dream of a world title opportunity. I’ll rest a few days, then return to the gym to look for a fight before closing 2011.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero In his biggest fight yet, featherweight Salvador Sanchez II added some substance to the phrase “The …


Boxing News

Klitschko denies press report

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has denied quotes attributed to him by a Ukranian TV network regarding his future as a fighter. “This surprised me completely!,” Klitschko told BILD. “I can say that I’m doing at least two fights in the next year. I’ve never felt as fit and I will still bring highlights to my fans. Take my word for it.”

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko has denied quotes attributed to him by a Ukranian TV network regarding his future as …


Feature Story

More on Gonzales-Duran

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Middleweight prospect Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales won an eight-round split decision over veteran Ossie Duran by the scores of 77-75 two times for Gonzales and 78-74 for Duran. In the co-feature, Artemio Reyes scored the biggest win of his young career by upsetting 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier Molina by the scores of 78-74 twice and 77-75 in an eight round welterweight bout from Bally’s Grand Ballroom in Atlantic City, N.J.

In an extremely tight main event, Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs), of Sacramento, Calif., threw crisper, cleaner punches in the early going. In a solid third round where Gonzales was able to successfully stick-and-move, he suffered a cut beneath his left eyebrow that didn’t seem to faze him throughout the fight. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Middleweight prospect Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales won an eight-round split decision over veteran Ossie Duran by the scores …


Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and chief trainer Freddie Roach make a special Skype internet call to talk with US Army soldiers of Task Force Duke, 3rd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, currently stationed in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Paquiao is preparing in Hollywood, California for his upcoming third mega-fight against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and chief trainer Freddie Roach make a special Skype internet call to talk …



Boxing Result

Medina Schools Fitzpatrick

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman

Jose “Stinger” Medina did it again as he schooled previously undefeated Chris “The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick over ten rounds in Albany, New York. In the mold of former champion Freddie Pendleton, who started out with a 14-13-1 record before going on a tear, culminating in becoming IBF Lightweight champion, Medina might consider changing his name to “Spoiler” as he is now on a five fight unbeaten streak. (more…)

Report/Photos by Boxing Bob Newman Jose “Stinger” Medina did it again as he schooled previously undefeated Chris “The Irish Ghost” …


Boxing Result

Perez stops Terry in 6th

WBO #3 super featherweight Eloy “Prince” Perez (23-0-2, 67 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ira Terry (24-7, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Sherwood Inn in Salinas, California. Referee Dan Stell waved it off at 1:22. No knockdowns, but Perez was in command throughout.

Light heavyweight Paul Mendez (7-2, 2 KOs) scored a clear six round unanimous decision over journeyman Loren Myers (8-14-1, 2 KOs). All three judges had it 60-54 for Mendez.

In another notable bout, former WBA female champion Carina “La Reina” Moreno (22-4, 6 KOs) won a harder than expected six round unanimous decision over scrappy 38-year-old Sharon Gaines (11-13-1, 3 KOs) in a flyweight bout. Scores were 59-55, 58-56, 58-56. Moreno previously beat Gaines in February 2009.

Also, unbeaten heavyweight terror Magomed Abdusalamov (9-0, 9 KOs) took out Masatka Takehara (6-6-3, 2 KOs) in the first round, light heavyweight Rudy Puga (2-0, 2 KOs) destroyed Jose Hurtado (3-5, 3 KOs) in the first round and pro debuting jr welterweight Ulises Soriano won a four round majority decision over Jonathan Zamudio 0-1-1.

WBO #3 super featherweight Eloy “Prince” Perez (23-0-2, 67 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over Ira Terry (24-7, 14 …


Boxing Result

Gonzales, Reyes victorious

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

Unbeaten middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) escaped with a split decision win over veteran Ossie “The Ghanaian Gladiator” Duran (26-9-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at Bally’s Grand Ballroom in Atlantic City. Duran seemingly outworked Gonzales, but Gonzales, who was far from flawless, prevailed on two cards by scores of 77-75, 77-75, while Duran was up 78-74 on the third card.

In a good action fight, welterweight Artemio “King” Reyes (14-1, 11 KOs) pounded out an upset eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten 2008 Olympian Javier “El Intocable” Molina (9-1, 4 KOs). Reyes was the aggressor and outworked Molina, taking a deserved 77-75, 78-74, 78-74 victory. Click here for more photos…

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside Photos: Ed Mulholland Unbeaten middleweight Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales (15-0-1, 10 KOs) escaped with a split …


UFC

Anik joins UFC team

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it has agreed to terms with broadcaster Jon Anik, who will serve as a commentator and on-air talent for the fastest-growing sports organization in the world. The 33-year-old Boston native, who has served as a top ESPN host for nearly six years, will handle play-by-play duties for upcoming UFC® events to air on FX and FUEL TV. Jon will also fulfill the newly-created host position for the revamped Ultimate Fighter® on FX. In addition, he will host UFC’s new magazine show, Ultimate Insider, which premieres on FUEL TV in January. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that it has agreed to terms with broadcaster Jon Anik, who will serve as …


Scale Watch

Weights from Fort Worth, Texas

Photos: Emerico Perez

Jose Hernandez 135 vs. Justo Vallecillo 136
Miguel Buendia 130 vs. Abraham Esquivel 130
Manual Rojas 127.5 vs. Raul Carrillo 128
Arthur Trevino vs. 129 vs. Alex Lopez 129
Samuel Clarkson 166 vs. Jared Kemp 168.5
Joel Hernandez 119 vs. Carlos Casasola 120.5
Angel Solorzano 152 vs. Oscar Palacios 152
Venue: Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas
Promoter: Paulie Ayala Productions
Date: Saturday, October 29th – 7:30 pm
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Photos: Emerico Perez Jose Hernandez 135 vs. Justo Vallecillo 136 Miguel Buendia 130 vs. Abraham Esquivel 130 Manual Rojas 127.5 …


Boxing News

Third opponent for Majewski

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“We wanted a more challenging fight for undefeated Przemek Majewski (17-0, 11 KO) and we found it in the last possible moment – not Luciano Perez like announced previously, but Columbia’s Jose Miguel Torres (22-5, 19 KO) will be fighting with “The Machine” for NABF belt in Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on November 5,” announced Majewski promoter Mariusz Kolodziej from Global Boxing Promotions. In the main event of the “November Reign” gala co-promoted by Global Boxing and Jimmy Burchfield CES Promotions, undefeated heavyweight Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KO) will meet Oliver McCall (56-11, 37 KO).

By Przemek Garczarczyk “We wanted a more challenging fight for undefeated Przemek Majewski (17-0, 11 KO) and we found it …


Boxing News

Gusano Rojas returns

A former world champion, a world ranked fighter and a solid prospect headline a Tijuana fight card presented by Zanfer Promotions on Saturday, November 5th and broadcast live in Mexico by the Azteca channel. After leaving his WBC super-flyweight title in the hands of Suriyam Sor Rungvisai of Thailand last August, Veracruz, Mexico southpaw Tomas “Gusano” Rojas (36-13-1, 24KOs) returns to the ring in a ten round bantamweight tilt versus the highly experienced Feliciano Dario Azuaga (82-21-2, 67KOs) of Paraguay.

In the semi-main event, world ranked Alejandro “Alex” Lopez (22-2, 7KOs) of Tijuana will face a tough test in a super bantamweight ten round bout when he faces Eusebio “Cascabel” Osejo (20-9-2, 7KOs) of Nicaragua. Osejo is currently the Nicaraguan national super bantamweight champion. (more…)

A former world champion, a world ranked fighter and a solid prospect headline a Tijuana fight card presented by Zanfer …


UFC

UFC 137 at the scales

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa/Getty

Twenty four hours away from the highly anticipated welterweight showdown between former two-division UFC® champion BJ Penn and the unpredictable Nick Diaz, the main event stars came together at today’s weigh-in from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. To no one’s surprise, things quickly got explosive.

The 32-year-old Hawaiian and the 28-year-old from Stockton, Calif. came nose to nose in front of the capacity crowd. See the video highlight by clicking here.

From the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for UFC 137, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between BJ Penn and Nick Diaz and the heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Cheick Kongo, airing live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in for two televised prelims at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 5:50 pm ET / 2:50 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Nick Diaz (170) VS BJ Penn (169)

PPV
Matt Mitrione (255) VS Cheick Kongo (234)
Roy Nelson (252) VS Mirko Cro Cop (235)
George Roop (145) vs Hatsu Hioki (145)
Jeff Curran (134) vs Scott Jorgensen (135)

TELEVISED PRELIMS
Donald Cerrone (156) vs Dennis Siver (155)
Bart Palaszewski (146) vs Tyson Griffin (149)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Eliot Marshall (204) VS Brandon Vera (205)
Danny Downes (155) VS Ramsey Nijem (155)
Francis Carmont (185) VS Chris Camozzi (185)
Dustin Jacoby (185) VS Clifford Starks (186)
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa/Getty Twenty four hours away from the highly anticipated welterweight showdown between former two-division UFC® champion BJ …


Scale Watch

Caro, Ndlovu make weight

By Gabrel F.Cordero

Giovanni Caro 120.80 vs Takalani Ndlovu 122
(IBF super bantamweight world title)

Notes: Puerto Rican Roberto Ramirez Sr. will be the third man on the ring for Ndlovu-Caro. Judges are Mike Fitzgerald (U.S.), Frabricio Cid (México) and Isaac Tshabalala (South Africa). IBF Supervisor is Lou Priluker (U.S.)

Arely Muciño 111.75 vs Ava Knight 111.75
IBF female flyweight world title
Venue: Palenque de la Feria, Colima, Colima
Promoter: HG Boxing and Branco Sport Promotions
TV: Televisa
More photos…

By Gabrel F.Cordero Giovanni Caro 120.80 vs Takalani Ndlovu 122 (IBF super bantamweight world title) Notes: Puerto Rican Roberto Ramirez …


Scale Watch

Martirosyan-Gutierrez make weight

Photos: Irwin Thompson/Top Rank

WBC #1-ranked super welterweight Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif., weighed in at 158 lb for his main event showdown against Richard Gutierrez (153.5 lb) of Miami on a Top Rank Live! fight card, Saturday, Oct. 29 at the WinStar World Casino. Martirosyan vs. Gutierrez will be televised live on Fox Deportes (10 pm et/7 pm pt). For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Irwin Thompson/Top Rank WBC #1-ranked super welterweight Vanes “Nightmare” Martirosyan of Glendale, Calif., weighed in at 158 lb for …


Boxing Result

Mthalane defeats Sarritzu

IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) retained his title via seventh round stoppage of Andrea Sarritzu (32-4-5, 12 KOs) at the PalaRockfeller in Cagliari, Italy. (More to come)

IBF flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane (28-2, 19 KOs) retained his title via seventh round stoppage of Andrea Sarritzu (32-4-5, 12 …


Boxing News

Monserrate ready to step up

Photo: Superstarboxing

By Robert Coster

He is largely unknown to most boxing fans, even in his native Puerto Rico, but jr welterweight Javier Monserrate (24-1-2, 17 KOs) hopes to change all that on Saturday night when he battles WBO #7 Javier “Terrible” Castro (25-4, 20 KOs) of Mexico. It will be the first time that Monserrate faces a ranked opponent and he hopes not only to win but to shine in front of the boxing luminaries attending the WBO Convention in Puerto Rico. (more…)

By Robert Coster He is largely unknown to most boxing fans, even in his native Puerto Rico, but jr welterweight …


Scale Watch

Weights from Oklahoma

Vanes Martirosyan 158 vs. Richard Gutierrez 153.6
Casey Ramos 130 vs. Joselito Collado 128 1/2
Abie Han 160 vs. Eloy Suarez 163
Venue: WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Fox Deportes

Vanes Martirosyan 158 vs. Richard Gutierrez 153.6 Casey Ramos 130 vs. Joselito Collado 128 1/2 Abie Han 160 vs. Eloy …


Boxing Result

Horta upsets Byrne

French welterweight Frank Haroche Horta (27-8-5, 10 KOs) knocked Dean Byrne (15-1, 6 KOs) of Ireland from the list of unbeatens moments ago by way of 8th round TKO. The bout took place at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre, in Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom. Horta was originally slated to face unbeaten Olympian Frankie Gavin, but Gavin pulled out the day before the fight citing “personal problems,” infuriating promoter Frank Warren.

French welterweight Frank Haroche Horta (27-8-5, 10 KOs) knocked Dean Byrne (15-1, 6 KOs) of Ireland from the list of …


Boxing News

DBE: Mansour backed out

Earlier this week, heavyweight contender Amir Mansour (15-0, 11KO’s), in search of an opponent for his upcoming bout on December 2nd in his home state of Delaware, reached out to DiBella Entertainment to see if their undefeated heavyweight, Kelvin Price (12-0, 6KO’s), would be interested in facing the self-proclamined “feared” heavyweight. Price accepted the offer without any hesitation only to be informed the following day that Mansour was no longer interested in the fight. (more…)

Earlier this week, heavyweight contender Amir Mansour (15-0, 11KO’s), in search of an opponent for his upcoming bout on December …


Scale Watch

Marquez, Concepcion make weight

Photo: Marcelino Miguel Castillo Gonzalez

Flyweights Luis “El Nica” Concepcion and Hernan “Tyson” Marquez both weighed in at 112lbs for Saturday’s WBA flyweight title showdown at the Centro de Usos Múltiples in Hermosillo, México. Concepcion made weight on the first try, while Marquez arrived 30 minutes late and according to some looked tired.

Photo: Marcelino Miguel Castillo Gonzalez Flyweights Luis “El Nica” Concepcion and Hernan “Tyson” Marquez both weighed in at 112lbs for …


Boxing News

Caballero 1st defense in Japan?

Sources are saying that newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero (32-4, 23 KOs) of Panama will make the first defense of his title against Satoshi Hosono (21-1, 15 KOs) of Japan. The date of the proposed bout would be December 31st in Japan. No venue has been mentioned at the moment.

Sources are saying that newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Celestino Caballero (32-4, 23 KOs) of Panama will make the first …


Feature Story

WBO Convention Day 3

By David Finger

The 24th Annual WBO Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico came to a conclusion yesterday with what many boxing insiders consider the most entertaining events of the week: the Championship and Ratings committee meetings and the award ceremony.

The proceedings kicked off in the Morning as president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and the board entertained motions from the floor from numerous promoters and even fighters to move up the WBO workd rankings, and in some instances to enter the world rankings altogether. As always, colorful American promoter Gary Shaw stole the show with his frequent jokes, often at the expense of a fellow promoter , who had the misfortune of attending the event wearing a pink shirt and matching pink shoes.

“First of all, anyone wearing pink and pink sneakers should not be allowed at this microphone,” Shaw said jokingly, “he should only be allowed to argue for women’s fights.” (more…)

By David Finger The 24th Annual WBO Convention in San Juan, Puerto Rico came to a conclusion yesterday with what …


Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

By David Finger at the scale
Photos: PRBBP/Jose Perez

Ivan Calderon 104 vs. Felipe Rivas 104
Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. 124 vs. Roberto Leyva 125
Yessica Bopp 107 vs. Suzanne Warner 105
Jore Melendez 153.25 vs. Eric Mitchell 153
Javier Castro 140 vs. Javier Monserrate 139
Yoelvis Gamboa 140 vs. Osenohan Vasquez 140
Jesus Pagan 108 vs. Israel Vazquez 110
Venue: Coliseo Mario ‘Quijote’ Morales, Guaynabo, PR
Promoter: PR Best
Click here for more photos…

By David Finger at the scale Photos: PRBBP/Jose Perez Ivan Calderon 104 vs. Felipe Rivas 104 Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. 124 …










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