Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Q&A Mickey Vann

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Leading English referee Mickey Vann talks to Fightnews about his life growing up in England during the 1940s and how his father became friends with several celebrities including Elvis Presley. Mickey rates Lennox Lewis as one of the greatest heavyweight champions but Ricky Hatton is down the list of 140 pound world champion. His favorite is Chris Eubank who was a great showman. (more…)

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Ward, Goossen Quick Quotes

Report and photo Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and promoter Dan Goossen met with the media on Wednesday afternoon at Sisley’s Italian Kitchen in Sherman Oaks, CA. Ward defeated Carl Froch on December 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ to win the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament.

Dan Goossen: “I have promoted many great fighters throughout the years. There is no other man that I have gone into the ring has had the confidence of achieving his goals as Andre Ward. He is a throwback fighter to the golden era. He has only achieved a fraction of what I believe is ahead of him.”

Andre Ward: “I work hard and I have a tremendous work ethic. However, my whole team has a tremendous work ethic. I feel that the best is yet to come for me. I’m only 27 and I feel that I’m approaching the prime of my career. I’m not a pound-for-pound fighter yet, but I feel that I’m creeping up that list.”

Report and photo Francisco Salazar Unbeaten super middleweight champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and promoter Dan Goossen met with the media …



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DiBella explains change of heart on promoting Jermain Taylor

By Karl Freitag

Two years ago, after former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s Super Six loss to Arthur Abraham, promoter Lou DiBella announced that he would no longer promote Jermain Taylor stating “It is my belief that the continuation of Jermain’s career as an active fighter places him at unnecessary risk. While he is undoubtedly capable of prevailing in future bouts, I cannot, in conscience, remain involved given my assessment of such risk.”

Recently DiBella and Taylor reunited and Jermain will return to the ring for the first time in over two years Friday night on SHOWTIME. Today he explained what prompted him to change his mind about promoting the former champion.

“He had a fight in Germany that didn’t end the way we would have liked and which provided a wake-up call. He walked out of that arena with a headache, he didn’t feel great, he had to go to the hospital and spent most of the night there. It caused a reevaluation of where everything stood in his career at that moment in time. I made a decision at that moment to walk away and I’m very happy that he made a decision shortly thereafter to take some time off.” (more…)

By Karl Freitag Two years ago, after former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor’s Super Six loss to Arthur Abraham, promoter Lou …


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Nam Phan, an old friend

Until our 20-minute conversation last week, I hadn’t crossed paths with Nam Phan in nearly a decade. Memory lane made us revisit a chance encounter that occurred long before I started working for the UFC and back when Phan was merely a rookie pro in mixed martial arts . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Until our 20-minute conversation last week, I hadn’t crossed paths with Nam Phan in nearly a decade. Memory lane made …




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Ticket Alert: Chavez-Rubio, Donaire-Vazquez twinbill

Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr., and Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and three-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will headline a world title doubleheader, Saturday, February 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Chávez Jr. will be taking on #1 contender Marco Antonio Rubio. Donaire will rumble with former junior featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. The fights will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing®, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and Tecate, tickets to the Chávez Jr. / Donaire world championship doubleheader go on sale This Saturday! December 31 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25, can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. (more…)

Undefeated World Middleweight Champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio César Chávez, Jr., and Top-Five pound-for pound fighter and …


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Davis-Lopez tops first 2012 ESPN card

Super middleweight contender “Dangerous” Dyah Ali Davis (20-2-1, 9 KOs) is fighting his way out of the long shadow cast by his father, Howard Davis Jr., who captured a gold medal and was selected Outstanding Boxer of the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Dyah had hoop dreams until realizing in high school that he wasn’t heading to the NBA. Despite his pedigree, he didn’t even think about boxing until he was 23, after watching the Lennox Lewis-Vitali Klitschko fight, which convinced him that he should become a prize fighter.

Seven years later, he’s the #9 rated 168-pounder by the WBC and WBA, preparing to headline the first ESPN Friday Night Fight broadcast of 2012, January 6 in against Alfonso “The Tiger” Lopez (22-1, 17 KOs) in Key West, Florida. (more…)

Super middleweight contender “Dangerous” Dyah Ali Davis (20-2-1, 9 KOs) is fighting his way out of the long shadow cast …


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Watch the UFC 141 pre-fight press conference live Wednesday, December 28 at 4 pm ET/1 pm PT with Dana White, Brock Lesnar, Alistair Overeem, Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone. Click for more
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Ahmet Oner says he’s pulling out of Germany

German promoter Ahmet Oner, head of ARENA Boxing Promotions, has declared that “boxing in Germany is officially dead” and that he plans to pull out of promoting in Germany. Now recognized as an international promoter, Oner currently lives in Miami and Istanbul, Turkey. “I have worked with [Yuriorkis] Gamboa, one of the best and most spectacular boxers in the world, who had a super reception in the U.S. and with whom I earn a lot of money there. Odlanier Solis will come back and make his comeback in the United States. Selcuk Aydin can fight in America or Turkey. Germany does not interest me anymore.”

German promoter Ahmet Oner, head of ARENA Boxing Promotions, has declared that “boxing in Germany is officially dead” and that …



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Rubio-Chavez Jr confirmed

By Gabriel F. Cordero

One source reports that fight between Mexican stars Marco Antonio Rubio and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is confirmed with both boxers having signed the contract to fight on February 4 in San Antonio, Texas, for Chavez’ WBC middleweight world title. The source said that Rubio signed during the WBC Convention in Las Vegas and Chavez Jr. has recently signed. An official announcement is expected next week. Rubio and trainer Jorge Rodriguez are considering preparing at the Otomi Ceremonial Center in Temoaya or in Toluca, Mexico, but could finish his camp in Torreon. The winner of Chavez-Rubio will face Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez in 2012.

By Gabriel F. Cordero One source reports that fight between Mexican stars Marco Antonio Rubio and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. …


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The Blueprint: Lesnar vs. Overeem

This Friday’s heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem is the quintessential battle of styles.

Lesnar is the single most dominant wrestler in the UFC heavyweight division. The former collegiate standout was a two-time Division I All-American and a national champion in his senior year. His overall collegiate record was 106-5. Daniel Cormier, a Strikeforce heavyweight standout, is the only heavyweight in the world who boasts better wrestling chops . . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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This Friday’s heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem is the quintessential battle of styles. Lesnar is the single …


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WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez and WBO President Francisco Valcarcel help children in Mexico

As part of their “Kids Drug Free” Program, WBO Super Champion Juan Manuel Marquez, President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and the World Boxing Organization made a donation today in Mexico City to the children of Hogares Providencia of Father Chinchachoma in Coyoacan.

“We are very happy to be in Mexico with our great Super Champion helping the future of this country” expressed WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. “We have been helping the children with our WBO “Kids Drug Free” program in over 25 countries. (more…)

As part of their “Kids Drug Free” Program, WBO Super Champion Juan Manuel Marquez, President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel and the …


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Darryl Cunningham: It’s Time To Go To War!

Interview and photos by Bob Ryder

Fightnews.com spoke with Darryl “The People’s Choice” Cunningham as he wrapped up a training session in preparation for his fight with Andre Dirrell. The Cunningham-Dirrell bout will be telecast live on Showtime, this Friday, December 30th, 11PM EST as part of the ShoBox presentation featuring Jermain Taylor vs. Jesse Nicklow.

Darryl, how is your training going?

Excellent, I’m ready. I have been getting real good sparring. My trainers Anthony Henry, Josh Canty and Tony Hloros have me totally prepared. (more…)

Interview and photos by Bob Ryder Fightnews.com spoke with Darryl “The People’s Choice” Cunningham as he wrapped up a training …



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Lundy: Talk is cheap

Tired of being earmarked by the contenders in the 135-pound division, reigning NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy has a direct response to the challengers questioning his credentials, specifically #2-ranked Dannie Williams, who threatened Tuesday to “hurt” Lundy if the two should face one another in 2012.

“Everyone knows ‘Hammerin’’ Hank will fight anyone, anywhere at anytime. This has to stop,” Lundy said. “I’ve proven myself time and time again on the road. Now y’all have to come to me. I went out to Chicago and knocked out the former world champ [David Diaz on Aug. 9]. What more do I have to do to get respect? So, if y’all aren’t coming to Philadelphia, Rhode Island, or Connecticut to fight ‘Hammerin’’ Hank, then we don’t have a fight. I’m tired of going into people’s backyards. It is what it is.” (more…)

Tired of being earmarked by the contenders in the 135-pound division, reigning NABF lightweight champion “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy has a …


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Luis Ramos – Fulfilling a promise

If we play with numbers, when the issue is a knockout or a technical knockout, we could say that 95% of mixed martial arts viewers love nothing more than seeing a fight end in that fashion. That highlight reel moment which marks the meeting of a fist, knee, or kick with an opponent’s jaw or head is usually unforgettable whether it comes by a “lucky” punch, a beautiful combination or that sometimes unfair trade of bullets on the feet when you say, “Someone is gonna drop.” . . . . Click here for more by Martins Denis, UFC.com
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If we play with numbers, when the issue is a knockout or a technical knockout, we could say that 95% …


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Allotey wins WBC International Silver belt

Report and photo by Prince Dornu-Leiku / www.sportsinghana.com

Ghana’s Patrick Allotey is the new WBC International silver welterweight champion after claiming a unanimous points victory over Patrick Sou Toke on Monday night in Accra, Ghana. All three ringside judges scored the fight in favour of the unbeaten Ghanaian who enforced the first career loss on his Burkinabe namesake. WBC Vice-President Houcine Houichi who is also President of ABU was on hand to decorate Allotey (now an impressive 20-0, 15 KOs) with his new belt. Afterwards, Allotey praised Sou Toke (14-1, 7 KOs) for being a good opponent but is quickly looking beyond this fight. (more…)

Report and photo by Prince Dornu-Leiku / www.sportsinghana.com Ghana’s Patrick Allotey is the new WBC International silver welterweight champion after …


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Perez-Figueroa meet in Jan 6 ShoBox opener

The Friday, Jan. 6 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME promises to kickoff 2012 with yet another night of competitive prospect action as Golden Boy Promotions announced today that the co-featured fight will be another intriguing matchup in the 135-pound weight class pitting unbeaten prospects Michael Perez and Omar Figueroa Jr. against each other in a 10 round battle for the WBO Inter-Continental Youth Lightweight Title. The night of boxing is headlined by the NABA USA Lightweight Title fight between Luis Ramos Jr. and Raymundo Beltran at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. (more…)

The Friday, Jan. 6 edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME promises to kickoff 2012 with yet another night …



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Williams vows to ‘hurt’ Lundy; NABF to hold purse bid

The most dangerous puncher in the lightweight division, WBC Continental Americas champion Dannie Williams, sooner rather than later, plans to add the NABF belt to his growing collection. The NABF title is presently held by flashy Philadelphia boxer “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (21-1-1, 11 KOs). The NABF ruled that Lundy make his mandatory title defense against the top contender, #2 rated Williams (#1 is unrated), but Williams’ co-promoters, Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, were unable to successfully negotiate a deal with Lundy’s promoter, Classic Entertainment and Sports. The NABF has ordered a purse bid to be held January 4 with a 60-40 split in favor of the reigning champion (Lundy). Lundy vs. Williams has been tentatively scheduled for March, pending the outcome of the purse bid and, of course, Lundy accepting the challenge. (more…)

The most dangerous puncher in the lightweight division, WBC Continental Americas champion Dannie Williams, sooner rather than later, plans to …


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UFC updates

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Danny Castillo – a proud WEC vet meets another

Make liars of your detractors. Turn public perception on its head. Few feats are more gratifying to an athlete, with Danny Castillo being the latest example.

The Sacramento fighter won’t try to hide the humongous chip on his shoulder, the one that has firmly resided there since last December, when World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) merged with the UFC. Castillo and company suddenly felt like second-class citizens among the UFC’s much more heralded lightweight division, like chum being served up to sharks. . . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com
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Make liars of your detractors. Turn public perception on its head. Few feats are more gratifying to an athlete, with …


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Ward beat Froch with broken left hand

Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) is making the rounds with the press this week to discuss his Super Six victory, what can be expected in 2012, and the recent news he entered the Carl Froch bout with a double fracture on his left hand. Ward is just weeks removed from a dominant Super Six Tournament Final victory over the gritty and brash-talking Brit, retaining his WBA super middleweight belt, while also capturing the WBC belt and the inaugural SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup (pure silver).

Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) is making the rounds with the press this week to discuss his Super Six victory, …


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Morales pulls out of Garcia clash; Jan 28 Houston card in question

WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales will be unable to defend against Danny Garcia on January 28 in Houston. Morales hoped to go through with the fight despite gallbladder surgery last week, but his doctor recommended against it. Junior middleweights James Kirkland and Carlos Molina were to meet in the HBO-televised opener. Golden Boy Promotions has not made an announcement yet as to whether the card will go as scheduled without Morales, rescheduled or cancelled.

WBC super lightweight champion Erik Morales will be unable to defend against Danny Garcia on January 28 in Houston. Morales …


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Arce could defend against Parra in February

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his belt against former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” Parra on February 18 at the Palenque de Durango, Mexico in a event broadcast on Azteca 7. Arce and Parra previously battled to a draw in September 2010.

Mexican female star Jackie Nava could also land a spot on the card against Chantall Martinez for the WBA super bantamweight title. Nava previously outpointed Martinez over ten in January 2010.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBO bantamweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce could defend his belt against former world champion Lorenzo “Lencho” …


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Acquinity Sports makes Hollywood Debut

By Phil Doherty

There are those in the sport of boxing who believe good things happen to those who do the right thing. Well-traveled and well-respected 41-year old Enrique “Henry” Rivalta is one of those “good guys.” In the tight-knit, tight-fisted South Florida promotional scene, Rivalta continues to land on his feet. Joining up with Florida-based online marketing powerhouse, Acquinity Interactive, Rivalta is set to ring in the New Year with a bang on Saturday, January 7th at Hollywood’s Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa.

Bringing South Florida boxing back to the beach and out of the local Indian casino shows Acquinity’s commitment to do things differently. The five-star venue will see some five-star firepower as Dominican welterweight Ed “The Lion” Paredes (28-3-1, 18 KOs) defends his WBO Latino belt in front of hometown fans and a nationwide TV audience.

Paredes takes on Mexican slugger Michael Lozado (39-9-1, 31 KOs) for the main event of the televised Telefutura Solo Boxeo season-opener. The sturdy Lozado brings a wealth of experience to bear against the young “lion” Paredes—including battles with Michael Katsidis and Paulie Malignaggi. (more…)

By Phil Doherty There are those in the sport of boxing who believe good things happen to those who do …


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Sympathies for the Kalin family

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Elizabeth Kalin, the wife of Fightnews Australian photographer Werner Kalin, sadly passed away on Christmas day after a long illness. Werner and daughters Melissa and Tanya were at her bedside until the end. Fightnews staff sends its condolences to the Kalin family.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Elizabeth Kalin, the wife of Fightnews Australian photographer Werner Kalin, sadly passed away …


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Ways to watch UFC 141

This Friday, see big guys on the big stage on a gigantic night. Here are ways to watch UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, which goes down on a new night – Friday, December 30 – at a new time – 10 pm ET/7 pm PT.

Live in Vegas! Lesnar and Overeem – are you kidding?! This is one main event that should be seen in person to be believed. Bonus: Hotel prices are lower than they’ve been for NYE weekends past and there are tons of free fan events going on, so score your tickets, book your travel and come see us in person. . . . . Click here for more
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BJ Flores plus Cory Spinks-Sechew Powell eliminator on January 28th in Springfield, MO

Tom Morris and FM promotions will team up with Danger Boy events/BJ Flores and Don King Productions for two important fights on January 28th at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri as WBO #3 cruiserweight BJ Flores will headline in the main event and Cory Spinks meets Sechew Powell in an important IBF jr. middleweight eliminator. Flores is starting to put Springfield, Missouri on the map as far as boxing goes, having sold out the last event at the O’Reily Events Center and he looks to do the same thing again at the Shrine Mosque on January 28th. (more…)

Tom Morris and FM promotions will team up with Danger Boy events/BJ Flores and Don King Productions for two important …


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Adrian Hernandez: I promise to get my crown back in 2012

By Adrian ‘Confesor’ Hernandez

I tell my family, friends and boxing fans, I’m still here in Thailand and I’m fine, I will return on December 26. I feel very sad about losing my WBC belt, I promise to be world champion again. It was a very hard fight, the hardest of my life, I was well prepared and felt sure to defend my title. I recognize the new champion. Porpramok is very strong, enduring and hard-hitting. Fighting there was a great feat, heat and humidity ended my ability, after the ninth round I was very tired, I did not like the gloves, that made me lose power, but there is no excuse, that day he was better. This defeat motivates me to be better, I am very sad to have disappointed my country and all who trusted me. I´ll get my title back. I will ask my promoter, Salvador Briman, to seek that revenge and I’ll beat Porpramok, I promise.

By Adrian ‘Confesor’ Hernandez I tell my family, friends and boxing fans, I’m still here in Thailand and I’m fine, …


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Johny Hendricks – to be the man

There are two great prizes in the UFC’s welterweight division and Georges St-Pierre has both of them. The first is the championship belt and the second is a win over Jon Fitch. In his 15 Octagon appearances, Fitch’s sole defeat was in his only title shot against St-Pierre in the “Fight of the Night” winning main event of UFC 87 in August 2008. Actually, the nearly unparalleled career of St-Pierre has one more loss inside the Octagon than Fitch. . . . . Click here for more by Jordan Newmark, UFC.com
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Klitschkos in Florida for the Holidays

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko are spending the holidays with family at their place in Hollywood, Florida, where they plan to get some surfing in before beginning training camp for their upcoming fights. Vitali takes on Dereck Chisora on February 18 in Munich, and Vladimir defends against Jean-Marc Mormeck two weeks later in Düsseldorf.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, and WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko are spending the holidays with family at their place …


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ShoBox: Special Edition – Jermain Taylor & Andre Dirrell on separate bouts on Friday

Last boxing telecast of the year! Tune in to a year-end special edition of ShoBox featuring the return of Jermain Taylor and Andre Dirrell. Live on SHOWTIME, Friday at 11PM ET. Watch Jermain Taylor vs. Jessie Nicklow, Andre Dirrell vs. Darryl Cunningham, and Luis Garcia vs. Alexander Johnson.

Last boxing telecast of the year! Tune in to a year-end special edition of ShoBox featuring the return of Jermain …


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Salcido, West headline January 13 at Pechanga

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward and his famed Kronk Boxing will present a boxing card on January 13 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CAlifornia. Super featherweight Dominic Salcido (18-3 9 KOs) will be in the ten-round main event against TBA. The co-feature will have WBO female bantamweight champion Kaliesha West (14-1 4 KO’s) against TBA. Kronk jr middleweight Tony Harrison, who is 4-0 with 4 first round knockouts will also see action. Tickets available at Pechanga Resort & Casino Box Office, by telephone at 1-877-711-2946, and at www.pechanga.com.

Legendary Boxing Figure Emanuel Steward and his famed Kronk Boxing will present a boxing card on January 13 at the …


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Jorge Solis arrives in Japan

By Joe Koizumi

Who planned a promotion on the very last day of the year? It will happen here in Japan in the form of a world title twinbill. We, on December 31, make it a rule to enjoy a party, drinking to sit up late until we welcome the new year coming. But we, boxing people, have to cover the unusual event by sacrificing year-end celebrations this year. WBA interim super-feather champ Jorge Solis (40-3-2-1NC, 29 KOs) arrived in Tokyo early on the morning of Christmas eve prior to a unification bout with full titlist Takashi Uchiyama (17-0, 14 KOs), Japan, in Yokohama city (some forty minutes by car from Tokyo). Solis accompanied his wife Faviola and a couple of children (Jorge Jr. and Alexa) along with his trainers Willy Arroyo, Victor Manuel Martinez, plus his brother Eder Solis. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Who planned a promotion on the very last day of the year? It will happen here in …


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Gustafsson ready for veteran challenge at UFC 141

With the UFC light heavyweight division spending a great deal of time in the spotlight this year, it’s surprising that Alexander Gustafsson hasn’t garnered more attention.

Not that the 24-year-old from Stockholm is complaining . . . . Click here for more by E. Spencer Kyle, UFC.com
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With the UFC light heavyweight division spending a great deal of time in the spotlight this year, it’s surprising that …


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Stankovic & Arik win in Serbia

On Christmas eve in Belgrade, Serbia two new WBF regional titleholders were crowned as local hero Nenad Stankovic took home the International Cruiserweight title and Uensal Arik from Germany lifted the International Super Middleweight title. Stankovic beat Germany’s Jonathan Pasi by third round technical knockout and won his tenth consecutive bout to improve his record to 14-12-1 (10), while Pasi dropped to 22-24-2 (8). German International titlist Uensal Arik stopped veteran countryman Turgay Uzun in two rounds, and is now 8-1 (8) in the professional ranks. Uzun fell to 37-19-2 (24). The show was promoted by Zoran Andjic, and is the last WBF event of 2011. Next up will be January 7 in Magdeburg, Germany where International light heavyweight beltholder Denis Simcic defends against Tomas Adamek from the Czech Republic.

On Christmas eve in Belgrade, Serbia two new WBF regional titleholders were crowned as local hero Nenad Stankovic took home …


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New Faces: Tony Luis

By Robert Coster

Photo: Team Luis

While Montreal and the province of Quebec are presently the hotspot of Canadian boxing, other provinces can also claim talented up and coming boxers. One such case is jr Welterweight Tony Luis (13-0, 5 KOs) fighting out of Cornwall, Ontario. Articulate and congenial, Luis will tell you that being a boxer was always his ambition since his early childhood. “When I was 7 or 8, I used to stand in front of mirrors and mimic the boxers I would see on TV,” he remembers. In his last fight, the 23-year-old Cornwall native took a big step forward by winning the WBC 140lb Continental Americas title with a stoppage of Mexico’s Alejandro Barrera (21-8). Having crashed into the top 30 of the WBC rankings, young Tony is now looking forward to further his progress in 2012. (more…)

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