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Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank 2012 US Olympian welterweight Jose Ramirez (12-0, 9 KOs) impressed again, destroying David Rodela (17-10-4, 7 KOs) in the ...

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Mark de Mori returns

By Brett Bonetti

Australia’s Heavyweight Boxing prospect Mark “The Dominator” de Mori (16-1-1, 14 KO’s) is finally stepping back in the ring next Sunday, June 12th at the Cockburn Basketball Centre, Perth Australia. After many ups and lot of downs, trips to America, Visa problems, injuries, bad advice, the Don King promoted fighter de Mori, will face Ibrahim Marshal (10-3, 8 KO’s) a former Olympian from Ghana. (more…)



June 4th, 2011



Boxing Result

Forsyth wins in Perth

By Brett Bonetti at ringside

In the main event of the Wild West Boxing Series at the WA State Basketball Centre in Perth Australia Friday night, undefeated Australian Adam Forsyth (10-0, 8 KO’s) defeated Oscar Siale (13-10, 4 KO’s) from New Zealand in their Cruiserweight fight via unanimous decision. Forsyth who is trained by trained by former Triple World Champion Jeff Fenech was in control early and won the first five rounds. Siale hurt Forsyth towards the end of round 6 as Forsyth seemed to be tiring. Siale came on the stronger in the last 3 rounds. Neither fighter looked like being stopped during the fight. Forsyth did enough early to secure the points victory. Scores read 77-75, 78-77, 78-76. (more…)



June 4th, 2011

Boxing News

IBF Awards Banquet

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

The IBF awards banquet took place Friday night as the end of the organization’s 28th annual convention neared. The Champagne Room at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas played host to the event, which according to many IBF members was the largest in years. After the opening cocktail hour, dinner and dessert, the annual awards were presented, but not limited to:

Eva Rolle- IBF International Promoter of the Year
Jimmy Chotchaichuang- IBF Pan Asian Promoter of the Year
Branco Promotions- IBF Promoter of the Year
Peltz Promotions- Most Active USBA Promoter of the Year
Daniel Geale vs Kariz Kariuki- IBF Pan Pacific Fight of the Year
Danielle Smith vs. Jennifer Retzke- IBF Female Fight of the Year
Araceli Martinez-Rose- Special Recognition for “The Business of Pain”
Fahsai Skreerin- Most title defense IBF Pan Pacific
Lucian Bute- Jerse Joe Walcott “Good Guy” Award

Newly re-crowned IBF Light Flyweight champion Ulises “Archi” Solis was presented with his second belt after winning his former title back in Argentina on April 30 in his rematch with champion Luis Lazarte. Also on hand were current IBF champions Zab Judah (140 lbs.) and Cristian Mijares (115 lbs.). A huge round of applause went to to a man who never won a title, but came within a hair as described by the IBF’s Lindsey Tucker- Earnie Shavers.

IBF Treasurer announced to the crowd that after much work and cost analysis, it looks like the 2012 convention site will be Honolulu, Hawaii.



June 4th, 2011

Boxing Result

Prospects beat ex-champs

Two former world champions went down to defeat against unbeaten prospects on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

In the main event, unbeaten bantamweight Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (16-0-1, 8 KOs) kept his “0” intact with an impressive fifth round KO against former world champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-10-2, 32 KOs). The bout was waved off by referee Tony Crebs just as a Santa Cruz barrage battered Lopez to the canvas.

Undefeated junior welterweight Luis Ramos Jr. (19-0, 8 KOs) outpointed former WBC Interim titleholder Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo (36-10, 16 KOs) over eight rounds in a close bout. Scores were 77-75, 77-75 and a less realistic 79-73 for Ramos Jr.

Local junior featherweight favorite Randy Caballero (11-0, 7 KOs) stopped Sergio Cristobal (3-2) in round four. Caballero dropped Cristobal in rounds one and four. Time was 2:06.



June 4th, 2011

Boxing News

Mathebula-Chauke rematch

A rematch and official IBF junior featherweight eliminator between IBF #8 Jeffrey “The Mongoose” Mathebula (24-3-2, 14 KOs) and IBF #12 Oscar “Golden Boy” Chauke (27-5-2, 10 KOs) has been added to the June 11 Branco Milenkovic show at Carnival City’s Big Top Arena in Brakpan, South Africa. The Mathebula-Chauke showdown will be a scrap for the official IBF number two rating. The title is held by fellow South African Takalani “The Panther” Ndlovu. Mathebula previously beat Chauke over six rounds in 2005



June 4th, 2011

Boxing Result

Jhonson outpoints Torres

By Chris Cook at ringside
Photos: Scott Foster

2004 Olympic silver medalist unbeaten WBC #10 jr middleweight contender Yudel Jhonson (11-0, 7 KOs) outclassed Jose Miguel Torres (24-5, 19 KOs) over ten mostly uneventful rounds on Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Jhonson outboxed Torres all night, content to pile up points. Scores were 96-92, 96-92, 97-91. (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing Result

Gonzalez makes Cuevas quit

Photos: PRBBP/José Pérez

Unbeaten lightweight José González (16-0, 12 KOs) was victorious when son of the legend José G. “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (14-7, 12 KOs) failed to come out for round six on Friday night at the Coliseo Antonio R. Barceló in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. From the third round on, González dealt Cuevas a one-sided beating.

WBO #2 featherweight Jonathan Oquendo (21-2, 14 KOs) annihilated Adolfo Landeros (21-20-1, 10 KOs) in round one. A barrage of punches finished Landeros. Time was 1:47.

Unbeaten super flyweight prospect Jonathan González (3-0, 3 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Ivan Moxey (2-4, 1 KO). Time was :20. Click here for more photos…



June 3rd, 2011

UFC

TUF at the scales

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales

From the Palms Casino in Las Vegas:
Main Event – TUF 13 Final
Tony Ferguson 169 vs. Ramsey Nijem 170

Televised fights
Anthony Pettis 155 vs. Clay Guida 155
Tim Credeur 185 vs. Ed Herman 186
Fabio Maldonado 203 vs. Kyle Kingsbury 206
Chris Cope 170 vs. Chuck O’Neil 170

Facebook prelims – “Like” Facebook.com/ufc and then click “Live Video” under the profile pic:
Jeremy Stephens 156 vs. Danny Downes 155
George Roop 146 vs. Josh Grispi 145
Shamar Bailey 171 vs. Ryan McGillivray 169
Justin Edwards 170 vs. Clay Harvison 171
Ken Stone 136 vs. Scott Jorgensen 135
Francisco Rivera 136 vs Reuben Duran 136

more info on this weekend’s TUF Finale or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

IBF Day 3 seminars

Photos and report by Boxing Bob Newman

Day 3 of the 28th annual IBF convention was full of specialty presentations both on and off site of the host Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The morning session was a referees seminar at the H.I.T. Factory Gym conducted by long-time referees Robert Byrd and Jack Reiss. The afternoon sessions included the medical seminar headed up by IBF Medical Chairman Dr. William Lathan, with talks by Drs. Paul Wallace, Richard Weinstein and Anthony Curreri, as well as the judges seminar. For more details and photos click here…



June 3rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Hollywood, FL

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez

Cedric Boswell 231.7 vs. Kertson Manswell 255.2
Domonique Dolton 159.7 vs. Donatas Bondorevas 159.2
ONeil Bell TBA vs. Richard Hall 191
Daniel Attah 131.7 vs. John Trigg 134
Dieuly Aristilde 215.2 vs. Darrick Allen 213
Tracy Rollins 162 vs. Eddie Gates 163.5
Erik Leander 255 vs. David Saulsbury 297
Yasmany Consuegra 239.7 vs. Ronny Hale 241.7
Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida
Promoter: Heavyweight Factory
Click here for more photos…



June 3rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tacoma

Vincent Thompson 243 vs. Kelsey Arnold 237.5
Jonte Willis 215.5 vs. Shane Andreesen 226
Sylvestor Barron 239.5 vs.. Ija Flappingeagle 253.5
Rob Diezel 133 vs. Aaron Schupp 134.5
Nate Serrano Jr. 147 vs.. Randell Corpus 146
Gerald Fisher 140 vs.. Nicholaus Brannies 141
Venue: Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Promoter: Brian Halquist Productions



June 3rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Froch, Johnson make weight

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In Atlantic City, WBC super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (left, in photos) tipped the scale at 167.5 pounds while former world titleholder Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson weighed 166.5 pounds. Froch (27-1, 20 KOs) will defend against Johnson (51-14-2, 35 KOs) in an eagerly awaited Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal from Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall.

Carl Froch 167.5 vs. Glen Johnson 166.5
(WBC middleweight title/Super Six Semifinal)
Zsolt Erdei 174 vs. Byron Mitchell 178
Edison Miranda 182.5 vs. Rayco Saunders 178.5
Ivan Redkach 136.5 vs. Alberto Amaro 134.5
J’Leon Love 160 vs. Lamar Harris 162
Badou Jack 174.5 vs. Hajro Sujak 173
Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: SHOWTIME
Click here for more photos…



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Viloria-Miranda collide July 16

By Boxing Bob Newman

Former WBC and IBF Light Flyweight champion Brian “Hawaiian Punch” Viloria will get his long awaited shot at WBO Flyweight champion Cesar “Pingo” Miranda on July 16th, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The deal was just finalized moments ago between teams Viloria and Miranda. Possible sights are the Neil S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, site of Viloria’s successful IBF title defense against Jesus Iribe in August of 2009.



June 3rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Zbik, Chavez make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Unbeaten WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik of Germany and #1 contender Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Culiacan, Mexico pose during today’s weigh-in (Zbik 158.8 lb, Chavez Jr 160 lb) at Staples Center in Los Angeles for their upcoming WBC title fight. Zbik vs Chavez Jr. is promoted by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions, Universum Media Network, Tecate and Staples Center and will take place on Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Other weights
Mikey Garcia 127 vs. Rafael Guzman 125.8
Saul Roman 153 vs Vanes Martirosyan 153.4
Dakota Stone 149 vs Christy Martin 149.8
More photos…



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Maldonado opponent named

On June 10, Golden Boy Promotions’ undefeated lightweight Fidel Maldonado Jr. (10-0, 9 KOs) returns home to fight Eddie Ramirez (6-7-1, 3 KOs) in a six round homecoming fight on the TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo” broadcast from the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The televised 10-round main event will feature two female fighters taking center stage as Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (29-1-3, 9 KOs) meets Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (5-11-2, 1 KO) in a rematch of their 2009 battle.



June 3rd, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

Guida Battles Pettis, Plus Ramsey vs Tony For The TUF Crown: Lightweight star Clay Guida takes on the last WEC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, and Team Dos Santos’ Ramsey Nijem goes toe-to-toe with Team Lesnar’s Tony Ferguson to see who will become the next Ultimate Fighter! Live at 9pm ET/PT on SPIKE (and in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet)

UFC 131 VIP Packages Available Now: Premium tickets, backstage tours, meet & greet UFC fighters, get inside the Octagon and more!

Newsletter Presale For STRIKEFORCE Fedor vs Henderson Is On: Fedor battles Dan Henderson in the Windy City, live on July 30 at the Sears Centre Arena – newsletter password: CHICAGO

For more info on this weekend’s TUF Finale or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Rees-Murray for Euro belt

Gavin Rees and Andy Murray comfortably made the weight ahead of their European lightweight title clash at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday night. Rees, Murray and the majority of the undercard for the show weighed in at Cardiff City Hall ahead of a great Saturday Fight Night on Sky Sports for British boxing fans, starting at 10.30pm in the Welsh capital before moving over to Atlantic City in America where Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch puts his WBC super middleweight belt on the line in the Super Six semi-final, with the winner facing Andre Ward in the final later this year. (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Kessler, Bouadla make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler weighed in at 166.4 for his SHOWTIME-televised clash on Saturday night in Copenhagen against Mehdi Bouadla, who weighed 166. Middleweights Patrick Nielsen and Joe Rea both weighed 159.8.



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Brief news and notes of fighters and events in Southern California:

Two unbeaten fighters will be showcased tonight from Southern California against formidable opposition. Unbeaten Luis Ramos (18-0, 8 KO’s) from Santa Ana will take on Francisco Lorenzo in an eight round junior welterweight fight at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio. “This is a step up for him,” manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com recently about his young charge. (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Araceli Martinez Rose

By Boxing Bob Newman

Araceli Martinez-Rose is an award winning journalist from Mexico and author “El Negocio Del Dolor” or “The Business Of Pain.” The Spanish version out now, and the English version will hit the shelves in July. Martinez-Rose interviewed over fifty fighters and world champions to gain their perspective of not only their battles in the ring, but more importantly those battles waged in life. Knowing virtually nothing about the “Sweet Science” before embarking on her own journey in penning this book, Martinez-Rose sees the tome as having the potential to hook not only current boxing enthusiasts, but making new fans of the sport as well. Araceli Martinez-Rose will be at the International Boxing Hall of Fame next week in Canastota as well to promote the book.



June 3rd, 2011

UFC

TUF weigh-ins LIVE online!

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

For more info on this weekend’s TUF Finale or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



June 3rd, 2011

Boxing News

“The Ghanaian Gladiator” returns!

Duran battles Mundy for USBA middle title!

“The Ghanaian Gladiator” Ossie Duran (25-8-2, 9 KOs) battles Latif Mundy (10-2, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, June 22nd for the vacant USBA middleweight at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.

Duran, now residing in Paterson, NJ by way of Ghana, has faced the very elite of the jr middleweight and middleweight division including contenders Matt Vanda, James Kirkland, Eromosele Albert and Fernando Guerrero. Duran has a new promoter  –  Jersey City based Gulfstream Group, headed by promoter Vincent M. Ponte  –  and he feels rejuvenated. (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

Announcement

Molina takes on Frankel

The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA  will host the June 24 ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” doubleheader presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions.  In the main event, reigning WBC USNBC Lightweight Champion John Molina, Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs), from Covina, CA, will square off with Denver, CO tough veteran Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (28-10-1, 5 KOs).  The semi-main event will feature Bakersfield, CA junior welterweight Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas, Jr. (17-1-1, 7 KOs) battling Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (17-1, 7 KOs), of Lake Elsinore, CA in an evenly matched bout on paper and a toss-up in the ring for the IBF North American Light Welterweight title.  The Dallas-Herrera bout will be promoted in association with Thompson Boxing.  Both bouts are scheduled for 10-rounds.   (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

UFC

TUF workout report

TUF Finale is LIVE on SPIKE June 4!

Story by Andreas Hale

Before the final two episodes of TUF 13, there was no clear cut villain in the house. That was until Tony Ferguson’s drunken tirade resulted in the entire house – and likely every viewer at home – turning their back on him.  And just like that, the TUF finale at The Palms in Las Vegas has your good guy vs. bad guy story when Tony Ferguson takes on Ramsey Nijem for a UFC contract.  (more…)



June 3rd, 2011

Feature Story

Chavez Jr., behind the scenes

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Julio César Chávez, Jr., knows that on Saturday, June 4 he has the opportunity to change history. César, the son of legendary Julio César Chavez, might become the first middleweight world champion in the history of Mexican boxing. A few hours before his long-awaited battle, Julio César said he can already feel the adrenaline because his dream is beginning to come true. With much preparation and sacrifice, he is ready to arrive in good condition to face against the current WBC middleweight champ, Sebastian Zbik. (more…)



June 3rd, 2011




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