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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel
Fermin De los Santos 129.8 vs. Daniel Hernandez 127.6
WBC super featherweight CABOFE title
Zulina Muñoz 116.6 vs. Kandy Sandoval 116
WBC bantamweight Silver title
Reyes Sánchez 134.2 vs. Daniel Valenzuela 134.2
Oscar Blanquet 112. 9 vs. Elfego Sierra 112.5
Javier Prieto 138.6 vs. Edgar Puerta 136.4
Venue: Arena San Juan-Neza
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala -Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia
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By Gabriel F. Cordero
Janeth Pérez 116.6 vs. Yolis Marrugo 116.6
(WBA Bantamweight World title)
Gilberto Ramírez 159.5 vs. Oney Valdés 156.2
(WBC Youth World Middleweight title)
Fernando Castañeda 139.5 vs. Fidel Monterrosa 138.6
(WBC Youth World Super Lightweight title)
Venue: Lobo Dome de la UAD
Promoter: Zapari Boxing
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
Tonight ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates a decade of matching prospects tough live at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) on SHOWTIME® (more…)
Photo by Chris Cozzone: Zab “Super” Judah works out while trainer, former champ, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, looks on. On July 23, Judah will take on Amir “King” Khan from the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, live on HBO. Stay tuned for more photos tomorrow.
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Tim Barry
Former world ranked middleweight Nader “Lionheart” Hamdan (42-9-1, 18 KOs) outscored WBO #10 super middleweight Daniel “Condo Crusher” Pawsey (13-4, 8 KOs) in a closely contested crowd pleasing contest over twelve rounds on Friday at the Orion Function Centre, Campsie, New South Wales, Australia in a nationally televised promotion. Hamdan was aggresive and connected with effective head and body shots in the early rounds but he was met with stiff resistance by Pawsey who picked up the pace midway into the contest. Pawsey connected with a right hand bomb to the head in round six but Hamdan came back well at the bell. (more…)
By John Cannon
Marines Promotions added two new thoroughbreds to their stable as Raphael Murphy of Chicago, Illinois and Oscar Tovar Jr. of Mission signed three-year promotional contracts Thursday afternoon at JC Wing Company in La Feria. Julio Marines, president of Marines Promotions, said that he is excited about these two up and coming fighters joining his camp and feels the future could be very bright for both of them. “This is an exciting day for Marines Promotions,” said Marines. “I am very excited about signing both Oscar Tovar Jr. as well as Raphael Murphy and adding them to my stable. Tovar Jr. had a very successful amateur career and has looked real sharp in his first two fights. Some of the other fighters have told me that he is a tough kid and beat some good amateurs along the way.” (more…)
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Vedat Alyaz
The main event at the EWS Arena in Goeppingen, Germany, saw former cruiserweight world champion Firat Arslan capturing the IBF International and PABA belts against an outmatched Lubos Suda. The aggressive Arslan put the pressure on his opponent from the get-go and connected with good shots on the inside. Suda, who defeated the former champ eight years ago, was never able to fight Arslan off. The 40-years old German floored Suda twice in both the fourth and the fifth with body shots, forcing the referee to stop the bout. With the victory, Arslan moves to 31-5-1 with 20 knockouts. It was only his second fight since losing to Frenchman Steve Herelius in 2010 in a bid for the WBA interim cruiserweight title. He is now eyeing another crack at a world championship, his dream opponent being fellow German and WBO titlelist Marco Huck, who defends his belt tomorrow night against Hugo Hernan Garay in Munich. Arslan called Huck out numerous times in the past. Suda falls to 23-6-1. (more…)
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Juan Manuel Márquez 138 vs. Likar Ramos 140
Rafael Márquez 122.5 vs. Eduardo Becerril 122.5
Román González 108 vs. Omar Salado 108
Alonso López 113 vs. Wilbert López 114
Miguel Berchel 139 vs. Ricardo Hernández 138
Arturo Uruzquieta 135 vs. Edgar Reyes 135
Sebastián Hernández 135 vs. Andrés Uribe 134 Lobs
Alberto Esquivel 123 vs. Luis Itzincab 122
Venue: Plaza De Toros Cancun
Promoter: Zanfer And Top Rank
TV: TV Azteca And Toprank.tv
The successful series of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” returns to the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City, Mexico on Friday, July 29 with a show being billed as “CIVIL WAR.” The main event will feature one of the hottest prospects in Mexican Boxing as hard punching Dante “Crazy” Jardon (15-1, 13 KOs) will defend his WBC Youth world jr. lightweight title against compatriot Adrian Tellez (15-5-1, 10 KOs). There is a very hot rivalry between these two Mexico City fighters. (more…)
Story and photos by Francisco Salazar
Bantamweight Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KO’s) put in a hard day’s work at the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs on Friday in preparation for his bout against Joseph Agbeko on August 13th at the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas. “I feel great,” Mares told Fightnews.com early Friday afternoon. “We’re right where we want to be with my weight. Joseph seems like a slow guy, but he is sneaky in landing those right hands, so we have to fight smart and look for those punches.” Mares said that he weighed in at 123.5 pounds and is benefitting from sparring bigger fighters in unbeaten Raul Hirales, Jr. and Efrain Esquivias. Mares is trained by Clemente Medina. Click here for more photos…
Photo: Eugene Sirota
Derric Rossy 227.5 vs. Maurice Harris 246
(USBA Heavyweight champion)
Qa’id Muhmaad 117.5 vs. Jose Rivera 116.5
Lavarn Harvell 177 vs. Hamid Abdul Mateen 178.5
Isaiah Seldon 158 vs. Artie Benberry 152.5
Troy Maxwell 173 vs. Darrion Fletcher 177
Thomas Hardwick 217 vs. Rodell Bolar 204
Promoter: Carla Hill
Venue: Resorts Atlantic City
1st Bell: 7:30 pm
Juan Manuel Marquez 138 vs. Likar Ramos 140
Rafael Marquez 121.5 vs. Eduardo Becerril 121.5
Both bouts can be seen live on www.toprank.tv Saturday night.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian referee Julio Cesar Alvarado will be the third man in the ring when Nicaraguan WBA light flyweight world champion Roman Gonzalez (28-0, 23 KOs) and Mexican WBA challenger Omar Salado (22-3-2, 12 KOs) meet at Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday July 16. The three judges are Paqual Procopio (Canada), Ted Gimza (USA.) and Albert Wilenski (USA). The fight supervisor is Miguel Prado (Panama).
Photos: Photo Wende
Marco “Captain” Huck 197.3 vs. Hugo Hernan Garay 197.5
(WBO Cruiserweight Title)
Eduard Gutknecht 173.7 vs. Lorenzo di Giacomo 172.6
(European Light Heavyweight Title)
Dominik Britsch 158.2 vs. Ryan Davis 159.8
(IBF Intercontinental Middleweight Title)
Kubrat Pulev 252.4 vs. Maksym Pediura 242.9
Venue: Olympia-Eissportzentrum, Munich, Bayern, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
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Unbeaten, WBC #18-rated prospect Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (14-0, 11 KOs), a 21-year-old Brazilian native fighting out of Miami, weighed in today at 159 ½ pounds for tomorrow night’s (Sat., July 16) WBC Latino Middleweight title fight at Credicard Hall in Sao Paulo. Oliveira’s opponent in the 10-round main event on the MO Productions-presented “Sao Paulo Fight Night” pro-am card, Jose “Minguito” Soto (24-7-2, 13 KOs), also tipped the scales at 159 1/2 pounds.
Juan Manuel Marquez says he has to do it, get into the ring against a lefthander which explains why he is taking on Likar Ramos on Saturday night in Cancun. Marquez must win to keep his mega fight intact against Manny Pacquiao on November 12. Marquez vs. Ramos is scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division. “I need this fight to prepare for Pacquiao. That is the only reason I am doing this,” Marquez said. Marquez has a record of 52-5-1, 38 KOs. Ramos, who has won 14 of his last 15 bouts, is 24-3, 18 KOs. Marquez vs. Ramos will be available on www.toprank.tv beginning 9 pm et/6 pm pt.
Ricardo Jimenez of Top Rank reports there is a “media frenzy” for Marquez in Cancun….Colonel Bob Sheridan and Raul Marquez will call the action on toprank.tv….Lupe Contreras is the ring announcer.
By Rick Scharmberg and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Emily Harney
Final recap of the controversial fight last Saturday between Paul “The Punisher” Williams and Erislandy Lara (15-1-1, 10 KOs) in front of a crowd of 2,176 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (More)
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
ShoBox Executive Producer Gordon Hall spoke to Fightnews.com by phone on the eve of tonight’s “ShoBox 10th Anniversary Special” airing live at 11PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. Hall, one of the most knowledgable executives in network boxing, is the decision-maker on which fighters appear on the acclaimed series. Here are the highlights of a very interesting conversation for serious boxing fans and some great background information to prepare for tonight’s milestone “ShoBox: The Next Generation” telecast.
Photos By Richard Spilotro of CFC Promotions
Lanardo Tyner 147 vs. Vivian Harris 147
(USBO welterweight championship)
Albert Mensah 140 vs. Andre Gorges 140
(IBF International jr welterweight title)
Marlon Thomas 157 vs. Donatas Bondoravas
Adrian Granados 140 vs. Antton Slaughter 139.5
Antonio Canas 141 vs. Larry Ventis 140
Sergio Montes De Oca 122 vs. Ramon Torres 123
Promoter: CFC Promotions LLC
Venue: “The Club”, Burbank, Illinois
Tickets: 708-333-3333 or 708-333-3303
Prices $100.00, $75, $50, $25
Rory McIlroy has the golfing world at his feet and another 22-year-old Irishman, Tyson Fury believes he can do the same in the ring over the next 12 months. Fury watched on with great admiration as McIlroy burned up the field before winning the US Open and now he is hoping to win back to back majors with glory at the Open Championship at Sandwich.
Manchester-born Fury challenges Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles on July 23 at Wembley Arena and says this is the start of him becoming a major sporting star. Fury said: “Rory McIlroy is an inspiration to every young sports man and woman and I’m no different. Rory brings a lot of charisma and natural talent to the golf course and I bring the same to the ring. The way he won the US Open was awesome. (more…)
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
On the eve of a special 10-year anniversary ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, all four fighters made weight on Thursday. The Top Rank-promoted doubleheader will feature a night of junior lightweight action TONIGHT at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Texas Station Gambling Hall & Casino in Las Vegas.
Undefeated Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 7 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., weighed in at 130 pounds while his opponent Alejandro Perez (15-2-1, 10 KOs) of Salinas, Calif., tipped the scales at 129 pounds. Casey Ramos (13-0, 4 KOs) of Austin, Texas, was the same 129 pounds and Georgi Kevlishvili (8-2, 3 KOs) of Moscow, Russia, came in at 130 pounds. (more…)
Story and photos by Chris Cozzone
With the air only a rematch can produce, Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs) and Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs) officially announced their showdown today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Only problem is, the two have never fought before.
It only seems so for, in April, just six days before the two were to step into the ring to decide the winner of Showtime’s bantie tourney, Agbeko was floored – literally – with sudden onset sciatica of the lower back. Rather than find a last minute sub for Mares, the finale was delayed . . . Click here for more
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former “Contender” star Alfonso Gomez (23-4-2, 12 KOs) has announced on his Facebook page that his next opponent will be WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 17 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Kasia Niedźwiecka/Global Boxing
During Thursday’s press conference in Boston’s “The GreatestBar,”, undefeated 6’8 heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach faced his biggest foe when he met 6’6 Kevin “The Clones Colossus” McBride for the first time. Both of them will meet again – for real this time – on July 29 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The 10-round heavyweight fight for the WBC International title will be the co-featured bout in “Heat Wave,” which is presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports and Global Boxing.
Story by Kurt Wolfheimer
Friday night July 15th at the Roseland Ballroom in front of a nationally televised audience on ESPN2’s Friday night Fight’s, Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (29-1, 19 KOs) is primed and ready to take one step closer to his elusive world title hopes when he faces Delvin Rodriquez (24-5-2, 14 KOs) in the ten-round main event of the evening . . . click here for more
Story by Andreas Hale
Losing a main event is a nightmare scenario for any promoter.
When Phil Davis went down with a knee injury, forcing him out of a main event bout with Rashad Evans at UFC 133, UFC brass had to act fast.
After initially turning down the bout, Tito Ortiz, fresh from a career saving win over Ryan Bader stepped in as the co-headliner . . Click here for more
For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com
Top Rank has signed hot Texan Super Featherweight Casey Ramos (13-0, 4KO’s) to a 4 year deal. Ramos, out of Austin, Texas, is co-managed by former World Champion Paulie Ayala. Ayala also fought for Top Rank during his illustrious career. Ramos was promoted by Ayala and his Paulie Ayala Productions previously, before successful auditions for Top Rank at the Win Star Casino in Oklahoma in his last two fights. Ramos will fight for Top Rank under his new deal for the first time this Friday, July 15 at 10:00PM CST on ShoBox against Russian Georgi Kevlishvili (12-2, 3KO’s).
The weigh-in for Saturday night’s USBA Heavyweight championship fight between Maurice Harris and Derric Rossy will take place on the Boardwalk in front of Resorts Casino. The weigh-in will start at 3pm eastern and all participants in Saturday night’s card will be on the scale in advance of the big card promoted by Carla Hill and Carla Hill Promotions Fans will have an opportunity to take pictures of the fighters as they prepare for battle the next evening.
By: Felipe Leon
Photos by: HG Boxing
In an IBF featherweight elimination bout, Mexico City’s Eduardo “Canilla” Escobedo (31-3, 22KOs) will once again face Joksan “Torito” Hernandez (22-3, 14KOs) of Ensenada, Mex, on Saturday night from the Olympic Coliseum located at the University of Guadalajara in Guadalajara, Mex. The twelve round main event headlines the “Puños de Hierro (Fists of Steel)” fight card presented by HG Boxing. The contest will mark the two Mexican warriors face each other. The first time back in January of 2010, Escobedo was awarded a unanimous decision over the always tough Hernandez with scores of 97-93, 97-92 and 96-93.
Boxing’s back on terrestrial television in the United Kingdom, starting July 23 with the worldwide broadcast of “The Big Brawl” event, which will be anchored by award-winning boxing announcer Al Bernstein, Channel 5 and promoter Hennessy Sports announced today.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight Champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora (14-0, 9 KOs) puts his belts on the line Saturday night, July 23 against undefeated challenger Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KOs) in the 12-round main event at Wembley Arena in London . . . Click here for more
Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone
Ever since Zab Judah and Amir Khan signed up to face each other in a bout to unify Judah’s IBF and Khan’s WBA junior welterweight titles, the verbal jabs have come fast and furious in interviews and social media platforms. Wednesday’s conference call with the two fighters stirred the pot some more . . . Click here for more
WBO bantamweight champion Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (13-1-3, 4 KOs) has signed with Hector Garcia of HG Boxing. She will make her debut with HG Boxing on August 20th in the semi-main event which is headlined by former WBA super featherweight champion Juan Carlos Salgado battling mandatory challenger Argenis Mendez for the vacant IBF super featherweight title. (more…)
UFC® light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is undoubtedly the fastest-rising star in the sport of mixed martial arts. Since bursting onto the scene in 2008, the 23-year-old New Yorker has steamrolled through the UFC’s talented 205-pound division, finishing opponents with his unmatched blend of unorthodox striking and vice-grip-like submissions. On Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., Jones’ meteoric rise faces imminent danger, as “Bones” will makes his first title defense against former UFC and PRIDE® champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. (more…)
An opponent has been chosen for Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson’s professional boxing debut on August 13 at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, and he is Springfield, Missouri’s James Wade (0-1). The two will meet in the four-round heavyweight main event of a Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden Promotions night of boxing.
Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone
From the Texas Station Gambling Hall in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s ShoBox card promoted by Top Rank:
Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Alejandro Perez 129
Casey Ramos 129 vs. Georgy Kevlishvili 130
Jesse Magdaleno 123 vs. Esteban Nichol 123.5
Anthony Lenk 143 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 142
Juan Heraldez 145.5 vs. Guillermo Delgadillo 146
Andy Ruiz 252 vs. Vili Bloomfield 264
Antonio Hernandez 121.5 vs. Ivan Castellanos 125.5
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