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Japanese genius Tanaka aims to win WBO 105lb belt in 5th pro bout

Japanese genius Tanaka aims to win WBO 105lb belt in 5th pro bout

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Unbeaten OPBF 105-pound champ, 19-year-old prospect Kosei Tanaka (4-0, 2 KOs) will fight for the vacant WBO ...

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Martirosyan: I have to make sure Charlo fails the test

Martirosyan: I have to make sure Charlo fails the test

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Once-beaten world ranked super welterweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) participated in a media workout on Monday ...

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Jhonny: I am absolutely looking for the knockout and I believe I will get it

Jhonny: I am absolutely looking for the knockout and I believe I will get it

Photos: Esther Lin / Showtime Current WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs) participated in a media workout on Monday at the ...

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Bryant Jennings preparing for big transitions to come

Bryant Jennings preparing for big transitions to come

Story & file photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com With about one month to go before his April 25th world heavyweight title shot ...

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Saguilan defeats Villasana Jr.

Saguilan defeats Villasana Jr.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodriguez & Alma Montiel Jr welterweight Nery "Pantera" Saguilan (32-4-1, 12 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Kolodziej, Cora presser

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Piotr Duszczyk/Ringpolska

Paweł Kołodziej (27-0, 16 KOs) and Polish cruiserweight and experienced Felix Cora, Jr (22-4, 12 KOs) met today in Warsaw’s Hilton hotel before their Saturday WBA International title fight during “Wojak Boxing Night” in Krynica Zdrój (Poland). Kołodziej is promoted by Andrew Wasilewski “KnockOut Promotions”, who invited to the Warsaw’s press conference as a special guest, his current WBC cruiserweight champion – Krzysztof Włodarczyk (44-2, 31 KOs), who on April 2 will defend his belt against mandatory challenger, Francisco Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs) from Puerto Rico. Click here for more photos…



March 1st, 2011



Boxing News

WBC Female Champs collide

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos by Alma Montiel/WBC

Today at a press conference in Mexico City, the details of the fight that will have the two most important figures of Mexican female boxing, Ana María “La Guerrera” Torres and Jackie “La Princesa Azteca” Nava were announced. Through the combined efforts of Zanfer Promotions, and HG Boxing, on April 16th at the Port of Veracruz, Ana Maria Torres and Jackie Nava will climb into the ring. For more details and photos click here…



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto/Mayorga Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Miguel Cotto: “The trash talking doesn’t matter because the only way he can beat me is with his skills. He doesn’t doesn’t have skills, he’s just a brawler and I’m prepared for anything he can bring. We’re pretty sure we will beat him no matter what. We’re going to capitalize on a lot of his mistakes and I know he’s going to make mistakes in this fight.”

Emanuel Steward: “Nobody has had an easy fight with Mayorga. It’s always been a difficult fight until the end when he was exhausted. It could be difficult. But I feel that the way Miguel has been looking in training and with his shoulder healed that he will put on an excellent performance. I don’t see this fight going four rounds.”

Don King: “I think Ricardo will knockout Cotto. Case closed. He’ll do what he has to do because he wants Pacquiao.”

Ricardo Mayorga: “This is the fight where I impose my will so much that if I don’t beat Cotto by knockout and I beat him by decision, I don’t feel like I deserve a fight with Pacquiao…..(Miguel Cotto and Emanuel Steward) are both clowns and failures. After this fight I will prove that they are both failures. That’s all I have to say.”



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Piotr Wilczewski training video

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Super middleweight contender Piotr Wilczewski prepares for Friday’s European title clash against Amin Asikainen. The bout takes place at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Nietes to vacate title

The word out of the Philippines is that WBO minimumweight champion Donnie Nietes (27-1-3, 15 KOs) will vacate his title very soon. Its also been said that he will possibly challenge for the WBO world title at 108 pounds in the summer as he moves up one weight class. Nietes has reigned as champion since 2007.



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Fight Night Champion review

By Britt Freitag and Zach Young

Fight Night Champion is the closest thing you can experience to flat-out, brutal boxing action without actually toughing it through the punches. EA Sports continues to impress boxing fans around the world with smooth graphics and realistic action in the ring, all from the comfort of your own living room. Players have an enormous range when it comes to character selection, giving you the chance to pit legendary boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Roberto Duran against current stars Wladamir and Vitali Klitschko, Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto. The game also hosts a create-your-own character feature with loads of customization, so although some fighters like Floyd Mayweather aren’t officially licensed to be in the game why not create your own Floyd to make Pacquiao-Mayweather happen on your own TV screen? (more…)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Lee tops Pinas

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

South Korean 122 pounder Jae Sung Lee (11-3-1, 7 KOs) outscored Filipino champion Ray Las Pinas (11-3-4, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific jnr featherweight title in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday. The rangy 5.9″ Lee outworked the 5.5″ Las Pinas in round one but the aggressive Filipino got back into the fight as he connected with hard right hands and left hooks to the head of his opponent in rounds two and three. Lee stepped up a gear in round four, five and six to take charge of the bout but was on unsteady legs in rounds seven and eight when Las Pinas connected with right hand bombs to the head. The South Korean visibly hurt Las Pinas in the final rounds as he connected with accurate long range combinations to the head and body to win by majority decision by scores Won Tak Yoon 117-11, Rey Danseco 114-114, Wan Soo Yuh 115-113. (more…)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Acosta-Rios Video Recap

Catch the replay of Acosta vs. Rios on Showtime Extreme, tonight/Tuesday at 10:30pm ET/PT.



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Lopez-Rosales in WBA eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexicans David “The Destroyer” Lopez and Michel Rosales will do battle in a WBA welterweight championship eliminator on March 19 at the Gym UAT in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The card was announced at a press conference by promoters Héctor García (HG Boxing) and Ernesto Caballero and Alejandro Barrenechea (Promociones Faja de Oro). The co-feature will be IBF female flyweight champion Arely Muciño defending her crown for the first time against Carolina “Fiera” Álvarez. In another bout, Tamaulipas prospect Sergio Torres, considered a serious prospect to win a world title, confronts Marlon “Rata ” Aguilar in a rematch. The event billed “Pegada Fulminante” will be televised in Mexico by Televisa Channel 5 on its traditional “Sabados de Corona” telecast.



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Munroe returns April 9

Super bantamweight Rendall Munroe will return to action in April, in his first contest since challenging for the WBC title. Southpaw Munroe, 30, boxes a non-title eight rounder against a selected opponent at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on April 9. The Leicester binman proved he belonged in world class when he lost on points to Japanese superstar Toshiaki Nishioka last October. Munroe’s immediate aim is to regain the European crown he relinquished last year before mixing with the 122lb division’s big boys. Promoter Frank Maloney: “The European title is vacant right now, but if Rendall wins in April I hope that he will be made official challenger. Rendall proved he belonged in world class against Nishioka who is a very good champion and the WBC has kept him in their top five. I have no doubt that if Rendall can get another three good wins he will be get another world title fight.” In the main on the Sky Sports televised show, Darlington’s Stuey Hall (10-0-1) bids to win a Lonsdale belt outright when he risks his British bantamweight title against Liverpool’s John Donnelly (12-1)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Gesta targets Escobedo, Ramos

Team Gesta

After his impressive win over Genaro Trazancos last week in San Francisco, undefeated up and coming lightweight prospect Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (21-0-1, 11KOs) is more than ready to step up the level of competition. Having to face the overmatched Trazancos twice in less than twelve months because of a lack of willing opponents, the southpaw Gesta has a couple of fighters in his sights who he hopes to face off in a ring in the near future.

“I am ready for anybody. I would like to face Vicente Escobedo but I heard he might go down to 130 lbs.,” the twenty-three year old Gesta stated. “I would also like to face Luis Ramos. He is undefeated like me and I think our styles will match up for a great fight.” (more…)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Donaire-Moreno in the works?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The possibility exists that WBC/WBO bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire could fight WBA bantamweight world champion Anselmo ‘Chemito’ Moreno in a unification clash next. Sources report that Top Rank is interested in this bout for May 28th and staging it in Donaire’s backyard in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moreno had a pending defense against Lorenzo Parra for April 30 in Panama or Venezuela, but for various reasons has not been able to finalize this fight.



March 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Q&A: Derek Ennis

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Courtesy John DiSanto/ PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Friday night at the Resorts Casino and Hotel, USBA junior middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (22-2-1, 13KOs) will look to continue his rise to the top of the junior middleweight division when he squares off against the rugged Cuban southpaw Giorbis Barthelemy (24-8-2, 9KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening.

Ennis recently defended the USBA title the USBA title with a scintillating twelve round majority decision victory over fellow Philadelphian “King” Gabriel Rosado (16-5, 9KOs). The win catapulted Ennis to number nine in the IBF ratings and things were looking up for the USBA champ and rising junior middleweight sensation. Ennis was ready to face the top brass of the junior middleweight division. However things are not always as it may seem as fights against top opponents have fallen out during negotiations. (more…)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Discombobulating Jones honored

Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

By Jose Santiago

Last Friday night during the Georgia Boxing Championship card in Atlanta GA, promoters Greg Barckhoff of Sportsfan Properties along with Shea Bailey of Shea Bailey Promotions honored ring announcer Henry “Discombobulating” Jones with a lifetime achievement award. Jones is often seen across the country at different fight cards announcing. He as been seen on USA Tuesday Night Fights, ESPN and HBO over the past 21 years. He was the first ring announcer at Radio City Music Hall, has announced in Madison Square Garden, Trump Taj Mahal, Constitution Hall, Philly’s Blue Horizon, and other famous venues. He has received Mayoral Proclamations from Washington DC, Maryland, and NY for being the “first prominent African-American Ring Announcer in history. He was recently inducted into the Washington DC Boxing Hall of Fame, the only ring announcer ever to be so honored. (more…)



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Aguirre hangs up the gloves

By Robert Coster

Jose Antonio “Jaguar” Aguirre has decide to hang up the gloves after his ninth round TKO loss to countryman and WBC light flyweight Champion Gilberto Keb Baas on Saturday. The 35-year-old Aguirre closes the curtain on a 16-year career that saw him fight some of the best boxers in the strawweight and light-flyweight class. Aguirre’s best success was in the strawweight division, where he reigned as WBC 105lb champion for over three years from 2000-2003 and defended his title nine times. During his golden years, Aguirre racked up a 31-1-1 record. He was less successful as a light-flyweight, losing title bids for the WBA, IBF and WBC crowns. Jose Antonio Aguirre retires with a final tally of 35-10-1 with 21 KOs.



March 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Simon ready for eliminator

In the history of professional boxing there has never been a division as much dominated by German fighters as the middleweight division right now. With Felix Sturm (WBA), Sebastian Sylvester (IBF) and Sebastian Zbik (WBC) there are three reigning world middleweight champions from Germany, and a fourth man is only waiting for his chance to get a shot at a title: IBF intercontinental champion Benjamin Simon will face Australia’s “King” Sam Soliman on April 1st in Berlin in an IBF Elimination fight for the #2 spot and a possible shot against Sylvester. “My goal is very simple: I want to fight for a world title this year and I want to become world champion,” states Simon. (more…)



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Caballero, Escobedo work out

Earlier today, Golden Boy Promotions Boxers Randy Caballero and Vicente Escobedo showed the media they are ready for Friday’s showdown against separate opponents at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino. Both fighters train with the Diaz brothers at the Indio Boys & Girls Club gym. Speaking to broadcast television affiliates and to newspaper writers, main event contender Vicente Escobedo said, “This feels really good, to be in the main event. I’m ready and I hope my opponent is ready.” He’s fighting Walter Estrada of Columbia in a 10-round lightweight bout.” For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Soto ready for rematch

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Boxing

WBC lightweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (54-7-2, 32 KOs) left Monday for Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico where he will face Fidel Monterrosa (25-2, 19 KOs) in a non-title ten-rounder at the Palenque Tepic. Soto is accompanied by trainers Romulo Quirarte and Romulo Quirarte Jr., Dr. Roman Cruz and manager Antonio Lozada. Soto has promised a great performance and overwhelming win. “I know he will enter the ring better prepared than last time because he wants his revenge, he wants to beat the world champion and I have to keep winning because there are some very important fights coming in my career,” said Soto.

Also on the card is super flyweight Juan Alberto “Topo” Rosas (32-6, 26 KOs) in his first fight since losing the title to Cristian Mijares last December. Rosas meets experienced former world title challenger Everardo “Zihua” Morales (34-15-2, 23 KOs).

Both fights are rematches with Soto and Rosas both winning the first fights by decision.



February 28th, 2011

UFC

UFC: Full card set for Mar. 3

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to confirm the remaining bouts for its first-ever event in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday, March 3. The fastest growing sports organization in the world heads to the KFC Yum! Center with a loaded card featuring explosive bouts between top UFC® contenders. (more…)



February 28th, 2011

Feature Story

Title ‘right on time’ for Alvarez

Story by Felipe Leon

With all of his 20 years and with less than a week’s worth until his first title opportunity, many might say life is pretty sweet for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. For many of his detractors, the fact that the undefeated Alvarez (35-0-1, 26 KOs) will be fighting for the vacant WBC super welterweight title versus Matthew Hatton (41-4-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday, March 5th, at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA, comes to soon and much easily but for Alvarez, it is right on time . . . Click here for more



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

PCB inks Cornelius Lock

People’s Champ Boxing (PCB) has announced the signing of featherweight Cornelius Lock (19-6-1, 12 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. Mike Leanardi, CEO of PCB had this to say when announcing the deal; “I am very excited to welcome Cornelius Lock to People’s Champ Boxing. Corn is truly a world-class fighter who has an electric style and is a great addition to our team.” Lock is currently ranked #11 at featherweight by the IBF. Lock joins Sande Otieno, Jermaine “Hawk” White and Jimmy “The Fightin’ School Teacher” Holmes in the PCB stable. Lock’s next bout will be announced in the near future.



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Gabriel opponent named

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz has announced undefeated WBO female jr middleweight champion Hanna Gabriel will defend against Melisenda Perez in a rematch on March 31 at the new Costa Rica National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica. In the co-feature, female super bantamweights Melinda Cooper and Ada Velez meet for the IBF female title. Also, female featherweight Dahiana Santana faces Stacey Reile.

The card will be a major event celebrating the opening of the new Costa Rica National Stadium, which is a gift from the Chinese government to the people of Costa Rica. The President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla will be in attendance as well as other government dignitaries. In addition, the festival will host a soccer match featuring Argentina vs. the Costa Rica national team.



February 28th, 2011

UFC

UFC goes 3D!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and VERSUS announced today that the UFC® event airing this Thursday, March 3, will be broadcast in 3D for the first-time ever. The highly-anticipated card, which is headlined by a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann, emanates from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. and will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. (more…)



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Amin Asikainen training video

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Super middleweight contender Amin Asikainen prepares for Friday’s European title clash against Piotr Wilczewski. Thebout takes place at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez in LA

Photos: Carlos Delagado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mexican boxing phenom and top rated contender Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made a personal appearance/autograph session on Sunday at the Anaheim Marketplace in advance of next Saturday’s fight against Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title at Honda Center in Anaheim. More photos…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Rios vs Barrera?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

New WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios could face ring legend Marco Antonio Barrera in his first defense. Rios’ next opponent will be decided by manager Cameron Dunkin and trainer Robert Garcia, but the match is expected to be against a good name. Before any defense takes place, however, Rios has to recover from a fractured right hand suffered in his thrilling win over reigning titlist Miguel Acosta.



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

De La Mora returns Saturday

By Felipe Leon

Undefeated world ranked and FECARBOX champion David “Morita” De La Mora (22-0, 15KOs) finished off the intense phase of his training camp last Friday for his, Saturday, March 5th bout slated for Rosarito, MX. De La Mora will face a tough test in experienced journeyman Victor “Pantera” Rodriguez (22-19, 11KOs) in a scheduled ten round bantamweight contest. (more…)



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Serrano-Ambriz full report

Photos and report by Rocco Morales

In main event action, an eight round junior welterweight contest, once defeated Aris Ambriz put on a beautiful boxing display to wear down the slightly favored Hector “Teco” Serrano. By unanimous decision victory 79-73, 79-73, 77-75, Ambriz improves to (15-1-1, 8 KOs) while Serrano drops to (13-2, 5 KOs). Although there were no knockdowns, Serrano was a bloody mess for the majority of the fight and Ambriz was moments away from stopping him when the fight ended. For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Results from Minnesota

Photos and report by Jesse Kelley

“Golden” Caleb Truax (17-0-1, 10 KOs) of Osseo, MN remained undefeated Saturday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN with a hard fought majority decision win over Phil “The Drill” Williams (11-4-1, 10 KOs) of Minneapolis, MN. Truax and Williams battled to a 10 round draw on April 23rd of last year. Both fighters fought cautiously for the better part of the first meeting and after three rounds Saturday night, it seemed fans were in for another cautious chess match. For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Brähmer-Cleverly postponed?

Looks like the clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer and interim champ Nathan Cleverly set for April 2 in London could be postponed for undisclosed reasons according to figosport.de. The new date is said to be May 21. The possibility exists that Cleverly might still fight on April 2 with former cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli, who would move to light heavyweight, being mentioned.



February 27th, 2011




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