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By Craig Wick Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME The luxurious "W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel" was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

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April 28th, 2014



Boxing News

Belgian King meets WBC champion Persoon

King Filip meets Delfine PersoonNewly crowned WBC female lightweight champion Delfine Persoon was invited today by current Belgian King Filip. The audience took place at the king’s palace in Brussels. Persoon defeated Erica Anabella Farias on points last April 20 in Zwevezele in a show promoted by her sponsor Paul Degroote. It was the first ever (full) WBC titlefight on Belgian soil and Delfine Persoon is the first ever to win a (full) WBC title. This took the attention of the King and Persoon has for sure taken a option to be Belgian sportswoman of the year 2014.
Among the delegation was Delfine’s partner-trainer Filiep Tampere and current EBU President and WBC Vice President Bob Logist.



April 28th, 2014


Boxing News

Baldomir retires after loss to Meryasev

43-year-old former WBC world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir (49-16-6, 15 KOs) announced his retirement after losing a ten round unanimous decision to unbeaten Russian Andrey Meryasev (16-0, 11 KOs) on Friday night in Kanasin, Yucatan, Mexico. The WBC, Argentina Boxing Federation and Fecombox had lodged objections to the fight due Baldomir’s 19 months of inactivity following his “embarrassing performance” against Marco Antonio Rubio. The bout was been sanctioned by an entity called the World Pugilism Commission.



April 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Marcos Maidana: No one intimidates me… I’m coming to win on May 3rd

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA welterweight titlist Marcos “Chino” Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) stars in the biggest event of the year on Saturday, May 3rd, when the Argentine slugger attempts to become the first to beat WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs) in the professional ranks. The unification bout serves as the main event of a Showtime Pay-Per-View beginning at 9pm EST from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“A few years ago I would have never imagined that I’d land the biggest fight in the sport,” states a confident Maidana a week from the event. “I’m very happy. I’m enjoying the moment. This is the most important fight of my career. I understand the obligations that come with it, but I’m training as hard as I can while doing what is necessary for the promotion. All of the exposure motivates me to win for Argentina.” (more…)



April 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Fana retains WBA Pan African title

By Ron Jackson

Former two-time IBF junior lightweight champion Mzonke Fana retained his WBA Pan African junior lightweight title with a second round stoppage win over Temba Tshicila at the Tsolo Junction Hall in Qumbu, Eastern Cape on Saturday. The 40-year-old Fana (33-7, 14 KOs) in his twentieth as a pro was in outstanding form as came out at the opening bell and took the fight to the 38-year-old Tshicila (26-12-3, 7 KOs) scoring with stinging lefts and rights to the head. (more…)



April 28th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Thurman vs. Diaz

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Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

WBA interim welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman of Clearwater, Fl retained his title with a stoppage of former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz of Coachella, CA at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, CA this past Saturday.

Thurman jumped on top of Diaz right away in the opening round landing a solid left uppercut backing him to the ropes and following up with a left hook. In round two Thurman boxed a bit more but his power was evident when he landed some thumping punches on Diaz early in the round. Later in the round Thurman connected with a left uppercut that rocked Diaz into the ropes. Thurman jumped on his opponent drilling a left hook to the top of the head as Diaz went down. Diaz came out aggressively in round three as Thurman boxed while continuing to land big punches. Surprisingly Diaz did not come out for round four as he appeared to have suffered a rib injury. Referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight upon the advice from the corner . . . click here for more



April 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Jantony Ortiz hits LA

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Puerto Rican prospect and former 2012 Olympian flyweight Jantony Ortiz landed in L.A to begin his training camp together with the six-time trainer of the year Freddie Roach and conditioning trainer Gavin MacMillan. Jantony will make his expected pro-debut on Saturday June 7 in the undercard of Cotto vs. Martinez at the Madison Square Garden in New York. “I’m very happy to be here and begin my career in the best way possible. It’s a pleasure for me to learn from Freddie. I’m willing to get the best out of him and show it to the world on June 7,” Ortiz said.



April 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Sandro Lopopolo passes

By Robert Coster

Italian great and former WBA/WBC world champion and Olympian medalist Sandro Lopopolo has passed at the age of 74. Lopopolo won a lightweight silver medal at the Rome Olympics in 1960, then as a pro he won the WBA/WBC jr welterweight title with a 15 round decision over Carlos Hernandez in 1966. He lost the title to Paul Takeshi Fuji in 1967. Lopopolo retired with a record of 59-10-7, 20 KOs. The southpaw stylist was part of “the golden era” of Italian boxing with the likes of Nino Benvenuti, Sandro Mazzinghi, Bruno Arcari and Carmelo Bossi. RIP Champ.



April 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Tony Mack shines in Fort Worth

By Robert Hughes at Ringside
Photos By John Escobar III

Tony Mack and James “Boogie” Freeman got it on nicely Saturday night for eight rounds of super middleweight action stealing Standing 8 Promotions’ uneven eight-fight marathon at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.

The favored Mack pushed and pounded a tough and heavy-handed Freeman all around the ring all night but paid the price repeatedly for his unanimous decision victory in a co-main event that featured Juan- Antonio ‘Tony’ Lopez keeping his unbeaten streak alive with an anti-climatic WBC Intercontinental title bout. Mack scored the unanimous-decision win pushing his record to 10-1-0 [without a knockout] while sending Freeman, who said he lost 30-40 pounds prior the this bout, to his third straight loss. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Late Result: Tamayo upsets Esquivias

Photo: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing

Photo: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing


In a surprise, featherweight Ruben Tamayo (23-5-3, 15 KOs) won an eight round majority decision against Efrain Esquivias (17-3-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. Esquivias, who was coming off a ninth round knockout victory over Mexican legend Rafael Marquez in September, had problems with Tamayo’s height, timely combinations and better defense. Scores were 78-74, 76-76, 77-75.

In the co-feature, welterweight Giovani Santillan (12-0, 7 KOs) outpointed previously unbeaten Daniyar Ganyk (10-1, 4 KOs). Scores were 78-74 all around.

Also, lightweight prospect Jose Roman (16-1-1, 12 KOs) KO’d Lauro Alcantar (8-2, 1 KO) with a left hook to the body in the opening round.



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Joel Colon/PR Best

Michael Perez 140 vs. Jorge Romero 138.6
McJoe Arroyo 115 vs. David Quijano 115
Jayson Velez 127 vs. Miguel Soto 128
Prichard Colon 151 vs. Javier Garcia 150
John Karl Sosa 145 vs. Victor Perez 144
Rafael Gonzalez 142 vs. TBA
Josue Declet 122 vs. Edgardo Marin 120
Willie Jones 145 vs. William Lorenzo 149
Jose Lopez 134 vs. Roberto Rivera 135

Venue: Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions/PP Best
TV: Fox Sports 1 And Fox Deportes

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April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Dorchester, Massachusetts

By Peter Czymbor

In a Pro-AM Show at the Dorchester Armory in Massachusetts promoted by Martin Grealish, welterweights were center stage in the three professional bouts contested.

In the main event, Ireland’s Michael Mclaughlin (8-1-1, 4 KO’s) won a technical decision over Gloucester’s Pedro Gonzalez (1-1) after 4 rounds of a scheduled 6. Mclaughlin was able to use his superior boxing ability to keep Gonzalez befuddled and off balance switching interchangeably between southpaw and orthodox stance’s. In the 4th, accidental clashes of heads opened up bad cuts over both of Mclaughlin’s eyes leaving him unable to continue. The fight went to the cards and Mclaughlin was ahead 40-36 on all judges scorecards for the unanimous decision win. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Arthur Abraham aiming for future rematch with Andre Ward

34-year-old WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) says he hopes to fight for at least another 2-3 years. “I’m feeling that I still have the potential to fight against the world’s best,” said Abraham. “I am still aiming to take revenge for some of my losses, like against Andre Ward. But now, it is all about beating (Nikola) Sjekloca on May 3.”

Abraham’s fight against Sjekloca comes a mere two months after he regained the belt from Robert Stieglitz. Why the quick comeback? The champion says he wants want to preserve his current shape by staying active. “I can take a break when I am 40 years old – being retired for good.”



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Jeter destroys Valdes

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here are the results from the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Tony “Mo Better” Jeter of Stevensville, MD successfully defended his WBC Fecarbox middleweight championship with a first-round TKO of Guillermo “Bald” Valdes of Miami, FL. Jeter makes the second successful defense of his title and bounces back from his second-round TKO loss to Patrick Nielsen in February. Jeter is now 17-4-1, 12 KO’s. Valdes falls to 12-6, three KO’s. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

WBC explains position on unification bouts

WBC Statement: There has been a very unfortunate misinterpretation and miscommunication with regards to the WBC position concerning unification bouts between champions of different organizations. The WBC has always held very good and respectful relationships with the other boxing organizations, and the WBC recognizes as world championships the ones sanctioned by the WBA, IBF, and WBO. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 Post-fight Bonus Recap

Six fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 172 post-fight press conference: Anthony Johnson, Luke Rockhold, Max Holloway, Jim Miller, Joseph Benavidez, and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Jones’ opponent, Glover Teixeira, was transported to the hospital immediately following the bout. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Total War: Matthysse-Molina steal the show

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

There were two world title fights on Saturday night’s card at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, but it was an epic clash between two 140lb contenders that people will remember for decades to come. Lucas “The Machine” Matthysse and John Molina fought one for the ages as Matthysse won by brutal 11th-round knockout that had the fans gasping for air. Matthysse, ranked #1 in the world at 140 pounds, was hurt in the first and dropped in the second and fifth rounds. But the former interim WBC 140-pound beltholder came back with knockdowns in the eighth, tenth and eleventh to turn back a determined bid by Molina.

“It was a war,” said Matthysse, who improved his record to 35-3 with 33 KOs. “And it got complicated for me at the beginning, but we trained for this and we got the knockout. He hit me in the back of the head (in the second) and I crumbled a bit but I was waiting to find my distance and I was able to finish a tough fight. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Ceja brothers win in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Bantamweight Julio “Pollito” Ceja (27-1, 25 KOs) stopped Filipino Ranel Suco (15-8-2, 6 KOs) in the tenth round to retain his WBC silver belt on Saturday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. Ceja dropped Suco in rounds three and five and the bout was waved off in the tenth with Ceja battering Suco on the ropes. Time was 2:48. With the win, Ceja moves to step closer to a clash with WBC champion Shinzuke Yamanaka.

Ceja’s brother, light flyweight Luis “Gallito” Ceja (25-5-3, 20 KOs), stopped Eduardo Cruz (14-8-1, 10 KOs) :49 into round two.

Female flyweight star Yessica “Kika” Chavez (20-3-3, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Tenkai Tsunami (20-10, 9 KOs) by scores of 97-95, 97-93, 96-94.

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April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Ruelas tops Williams, stays unbeaten

Unbeaten light heavyweight Joey Ruelas (8-0-1, 3 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Rollin Williams (23-17-2, 16KO) on Saturday night in the main event at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona.

Other results:
Xavier Montelongo W4 Juan Carlos Benavides (lightweight)
Francisco De Vaca TKO2 Rafael Rivera (bantamweight)
Edgar Brito W4 Jesus Pacheco (bantamweight)
Sijuola Shabazz KO1 Johnny Jackson (light heavyweight)
Keenan Carbajal D4 John Herrera (super featherweight)
Tim Riddell KO1 Miguelito Marti (super lightweight)

Among those on hand at the Iron Boy Promotions card were special guests Austin “No Doubt” Trout, Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzalez and referee Tony Weeks, who began his career as a referee in Arizona, worked the main event. The next Iron Boy card is June 6th in El Paso, Texas.



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Lopez, Mack victorious in Fort Worth

Unbeaten bantamweight Tony Lopez (10-0, 3 KOs) won a WBC Youth regional belt against Isaac Torres (5-1-1, 3 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Amon Carter Exhibit Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. Scores were 78-74 on all cards.

In the co-feature, super middleweight Tony Mack (10-1, 5 KOs) successfully defended his Texas title by sweeping past James Freeman (9-7, 7 KOs) by scores of 80-72 on all cards. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada stops Mepranum, retains WBA/WBO belts

Photos: Rafael Soto Zanfer

WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (26-2, 19 KOs) was victorious when Richie Mepranum (28-4, 12 KOs) didn’t come out for round ten on Saturday night before a crowd of 4,000+ at the Centro de Convenciones in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

In the co-feature, former world champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (37-4, 36 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over John Mark Apolinario (18-4, 4 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 97-93 and 98-92.

Also, super featherweight Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (14-0, 7 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Braulio Rodriguez (15-1, 15 KOs).

Former world champion Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (17-9-4, 11 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Josue “Mapi” Portales (8-2-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round minimumweight bout. photos



April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman stops Diaz; Matthysse wins epic knockdown-filled war against Molina

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) scored a third round TKO over ex-lightweight champ Julio Diaz (40-10-1, 29 KOs) on Saturday night at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Thurman was impressive in taking apart Diaz in round one. Diaz took a knee after being rocked in round two. Things heated up in round three, which had good two-way action with both fighters having their moments. Surprisingly Julio Diaz’ corner stopped the fight after round three citing a rib injury.

In a war, former WBC interim 140lb titleholder Lucas Matthysse (35-3, 33 KOs) bounced back from his loss to world champion Danny Garcia with a spectacular twelfth round KO over the super game John Molina (27-4, 22 KOs). Molina got off to a great start, momentarily buzzed Matthysse in round one. Molina then dropped Matthysse in round two. Matthysse was cut over the left eye after a third round head clash and Molina was cut on the left side of his head. Good two-way action in round four with Matthysse starting to turn the tide. Molina dropped Matthysse again in round five. Matthysse claimed it was a rabbit punch. Matthysse pummeled Molina in round six. Matthysse continued winning the exchanges in round seven and floored Molina in round eight. Matthysse continued to unload in the ninth. Matthysse battered Molina in the tenth, flooring him late. Matthysse finally knocked out the still hurt Molina in the eleventh. Time was :22. (more…)



April 27th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 Main: Can Anyone Keep Up With the Jones?

After his grueling win over Alexander Gustafsson last September, some wondered whether UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be willing to fight in the trenches with a qualified challenger who had every intention of taking his title from him. Saturday night at the Baltimore Arena, Jones proved that he was not only willing to fight like that, but that he was better than ever in those trenches, winning a lopsided five round unanimous decision over Glover Teixeira to retain his crown for the seventh time . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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April 27th, 2014

Boxing News

Shane Mosley Jr wins pro debut in :34

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Super middleweight Shane Mosley Jr (1-0) won his pro debut with a first round KO over Mark Cordova (0-2) on Saturday night at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme, California. A body shot from Mosley put Cordova on the deck just 34 seconds into the fight.

In the main event, unbeaten welterweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (19-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over veteran “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (32-15-1, 6 KOs). Zepeda dropped Frankel in round three and went on to win by scores of 80-71 on all cards.

Unbeaten super featherweight Saul Rodriguez (13-0-1, 10 KOs) scored a brutal and spectacular fourth round KO over Miguel Zamudio (29-4-1, 16 KOs). A furious Rodriguez barrage laid out Zamudio at 1:09 of the fourth.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (15-0, 12 KOs) scores a first round annihilation of Rafael Valenzuela (8-3, 1 KO).

Unbeaten lightweight Erick De Leon (7-0, 3 KOs) stopped Jose Gomez (3-7, 3 KOs) at 2:58 of round one.

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April 26th, 2014

UFC

UFC 172 Prelims: Joe-B-Wan Uses the Force, Submits Elliott

In his first bout since his title fight loss to Demetrious Johnson last December, flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez powered his way to a submission win over Timothy Elliott in UFC 172 prelim action Saturday at the Baltimore Arena . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Rekowski defeats McCall in rematch

By Przemek Garczarczyk

49-year-old former heavyweight champion Oliver “Atomic Bull” McCall (57-14, 37 KOs) was outworked over ten rounds in his rematch with Marcin Rekowski (14-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in Legionowo, Poland near Warsaw. McCall never got untracked, losing by scores of 96-94, 99-92, 99-91. Rekowski avenged his loss to McCall last February.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko easily annihilates Leapai

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By Karl Freitag

WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KOs) scored a fifth round destruction of mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-5-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko set the tone by dropping Leapai with a jab in round one. The fight was all one-way traffic with Klitschko pummeling Leapai, who was a sitting duck on the outside and unable to effectively get inside. Wlad finally dropped Leapai twice in round five to end it. Time was 2:05. Klitschko outlanded Leapai 147-10 in the bout, with 10 being generous. It was Klitschko’s sixteenth consecutive successful defense.

2012 Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (3-0, 3 KOs) scored an explosive third round KO over Ben Nsafoah (15-10-2, 8 KOs) in a cruiserweight clash. Usyk dropped Nsafoah in round three, then laid him out with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:43.

Unbeaten Kiwi heavyweight Joseph Parker moved to 8-0, 7 KOs with a seventh round TKO over late sub Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-6, 15 KOs) of Brazil. Parker dropped Nascimento in round one and was in control until round six when Nascimento staggered Parker. The end came in the seventh when unleashed a barrage of punches that produced the stoppage. Nascimento stepped in on one week notice after the abrupt pull-out of Sherman “Tank” Williams.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Browne KOs Bahoeli for vacant C’wealth belt

Photo: Steve Parkin/Hatton Promotions

In a bout for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title, unbeaten Australian Lucas Browne (20-0, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-4, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield, England. Browne dropped Bahoeli in round two with a big right hand. Brown was cut over the left eye by a head clash in round three and his face was a mask of blood when he went back to his corner. Browne battered Bahoeli to the deck again after a violent exchange in round four. Browne bludgeoned Bahoeli down again in the fifth for the count. Time was 1:26. Browne becomes the first Aussie to hold the Commonwealth heavyweight belt since 1892.

Russian bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov (22-1, 15 KOs) dethroned defending European champion Karim Guerfi (20-3, 5 KOs) with a one-punch fifth round KO. A Zhakiyanov right hand finished Guerfi.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Springfield, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here is a scale watch for the Jeter Promotions/RBA Promotions card tonight at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA:

Tony Jeter 160 vs. Guillermo Valdes (weighed in today)
Todd Wilson 140 vs. Marlon Lewis 134
Brandon Quarles 157 vs. Norman Allen 152
Jerry Odom 171 vs. Edgar Perez 172
Yurii Polischuk 141 vs. Benjamin Olinga 141
Jean Pierre Augustin 202 vs. Joseph Bowman 222
Bobby Gunn, Jr. 154 vs. Gabriel Smallwood 160



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Colorado prospects in action

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Tonight, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Galvadon Promotions debuts with its initial boxing card. The line up features three of Colorado’s up and coming unbeaten prospects in Izaak Cardona, Chris Galvadon and Donovan Estrella. (more…)



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Maidana to make public appearance in LA

WBA welterweight champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana and jr welterweight Carlos Molina will be signing autographs for the fans at Fiesta Broadway in Los Angeles, Calif. just days before their respective May 3 PPV fights on “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fighters will appear in the O’Reilly Auto Parts Booth on Sunday, April 27, at 1PM. Maidana, of course, faces Floyd Mayweather, and Molina takes on Adrien Broner.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Another “stacked” Boxing Saturday is upon us

By Karl Freitag

A lot of interesting fights today, including a world heavyweight championship match. In each fight, the “A” side is a lopsided favorite to win, but all the action below figures to be entertaining match ups. Here’s a brief rundown:

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko defends his title against WBO mandatory Alex Leapai tonight in Oberhausen, Germany. Klitschko is still a prohibitive favorite, but Leapai betters have been backing their man all week causing a significant drift. Wlad is currently at -1000, while Leapai is now +600. Wlad was at -1600 and Leapai was +1100 earlier in the week.

Leapai’s countryman Lucas Browne will face Eric Martel Bahoeli in Sheffield, England for the Commonwealth heavyweight title. The unbeaten Browne is a heavy -2000 favorite to beat Bahoeli +1100.

WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada has a hometown defense against Richie Mepranum in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Estrada is a whopping -3000 pick to keep his belt, while Mepranum is +1300.

Of course, there’s the huge Showtime tripleheader in Southern California, headlined by WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman against ex-lightweight champ Julio Diaz. Thurman is a heavy -1900 favorite to take care of Diaz, who is at +1200. Lucas Matthysse is -1700 to defeat John Molina +1100 in the co-feature. Also, WBC lightweight champion Omar Figueroa is -750 to retain his belt against former amateur rival Jerry Belmontes +525.

Also, of possible future significance, Shane Mosley Jr., son of ring legend Sugar Shane Mosley, makes his pro debut in Port Hueneme, California. In addition to Mosley, that card features five unbeaten fighters including Jose Zepeda, Trevor McCumby, Saul Rodriguez, Danny Franco and Erick De Leon.



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Joseph Diaz Jr. looking for a KO

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Esther Lin/Showtime

2012 U.S Olympian super bantamweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (9-0, 7 KOs) of South El Monte, California will be in the toughest test of his career as he takes on Mexican veteran Luis “Tati” Maldonado (38-11-1, 29 KOs) at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. The bout was briefly announced to be on the Showtime Extreme telecast, welterweight main event bout between San Diego’s Antonio Orozco and Mexico, City’s Martin Honorio was scratched. However, the bout was later bumped to off-TV status. (more…)



April 26th, 2014

Boxing News

Sarritzu-Yanchi rematch for EBU title tonight

Tonight in Rho (Milan), Italy, OPI 2000 (Salvatore, Alessandro and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show headlined by former 2 time European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (34-6-5, 13 KOs) against Valery Yanchi (22-3-2, 7 KOs) for the vacant European flyweight championship. It’s a rematch between the two. Last October they battled to a split decision draw for the same belt.

In the co-feature, EBU cruiserweight official challenger and former WBC champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-4-2, 12 KOs) will fight Olegs Lopajevs (7-8, 6 KOs). (more…)



April 26th, 2014

UFC

Jessamyn Duke: Locked and Loaded

Setting goals is important in any walk of life. Approaching her second fight in the UFC this Saturday against Bethe Correia, Jessamyn Duke agrees, but her goal is a singular one . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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