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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Boxing News

Tomlinson stops Pataykomgym

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #3 Will Tomlinson (17-0-1, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round stoppage over Bandung Pataykomgym (19-2, 10 KOs) at the Aquatic and Recreation Centre at Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia on Saturday night. Tomlinson dominated the Thai boxer dropping him in round six and referee Brad Vocale saved the import from further punishment at :08 of round seven.

Tomlinson is now scheduled to meet Francisco Cordero (24-1, 16 KOs) on the undercard of the Danny Green vs Antonio Tarver IBO cruiserweight title bout in Sydney on July 20. (more…)



May 28th, 2011



Boxing Result

Sanchez KOs Valenzuela

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Super bantamweight prospect David “Tornado” Sanchez (19-2, 16 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Carlos “Charly” Valenzuela on Friday night at the Gimnasio Solidaridad in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Sanchez closed show by dropping Valenzuela with a hook to the liver in the eighth and the bout was waved off during his vicious follow up barrage.

Sanchez will now rest three days, then get back in the gym to prepare for a July 2 clash in Hermosillo on the undercard of WBA flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez’ first title defense. (more…)



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Update

Floyd Mayweather & 50 Cent in the Mayweather Boxing Gym.



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Caleb Truax victorious

Photos and report by Jesse Kelley

In a clash for the Minnesota State middleweight title, unbeaten Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Andy Kolle (23-3, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Saint Paul Armory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The two in-state rivals promised a battle prior to stepping in the ring and each fighter kept their word, giving fight fans a back and forth slugfest for most of the fight. Truax set the pace early by concentrating a good part of his attacks targeting the body of Kolle. It also seemed early on that Truax was the stronger fighter on the inside, having fought a good part of his bouts prior in the super middleweight division. For more details and photos click here…



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Lawrence halts Gavern in Dover

Photos and report by Rick Scharmberg at ringside

Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence (15-2-2, 10 KOs) won the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) heavyweight belt with a seven-round dismantling of tough Jason “The Sensation” Gavern (20-8-4, 9 KOs) in the scheduled twelve round main event last night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. In the co-feature, Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (14-0, 11 KOs) won the WBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title, dropping Raymond “King Kong” Ochieng (28-14-3, 18 KOs) four times before stopping him at 1:45 of the opening round of the scheduled ten round bout. The well-attended 7-bout card was promoted by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. For more details and photos click here…



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Edison Miranda returns

Fan favorite Edison “Pantera” Miranda (33-5, 29 KOs) will return as a light heavyweight in an undercard bout before WBC super middleweight champion Carl “Cobra” Froch’s battle against Glen “Road Warrior” Johnson in the Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal on June 4 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Saturday, June 4, and televised live on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing starting at 9 PM ET/PT (delayed on the west coast).

Miranda’s manager, Steve Benbasat, says the world should expect a whole new Edison Miranda that night. “He’s a beast right now — looking unbelievable and extremely strong. He’s got a new trainer and a new attitude. He’s been blasting people in the gym. He’ll be better than ever because he realizes the dumb mistakes he’s made in the past.” (more…)



May 28th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 130 tonight!

LIVE on PPV, Spike TV & Facebook!

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 28th, 2011

Boxing Result

Thompson, Arreola victorious

Photos: Craig Bennett/Goossen Tutor Promotions

In an IBF heavyweight eliminator, IBF #7 Tony “The Tiger” Thompson (36-2, 24 KOs) scored a third round TKO over IBF #6 Maurice “Sugar Mo” Harris (24-15-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The 39-year-old Thompson dropped Harris in round two and twice in round three before the bout was waved off by referee Vic Drakulich. Time was 1:51. With the win, Thompson earned the IBF’s #2 rating and will face Eddie Chambers for the #1 spot and ultimate title shot.

In the main event, WBC #2, IBF #5, WBO #13, WBA #15 heavyweight Chris Arreola (32-2, 28 KOs), returning to the ring after just two weeks, scored a punishing seventh round TKO over Kendrick Releford (22-15-2, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Releford took a knee in round six and the bout was waved off in round seven. more + photos



May 28th, 2011

UFC

Preview: UFC 130

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

Preview by Anthony Springer, Jr.

It’s that time of year again. In addition to the end of the year and Super Bowl weekend shows, the UFC’s Memorial Day event usually boasts of some memorable fights and memorable moments for the MMA history books. UFC 98 saw Lyoto Machida claim the light heavyweight championship from Rashad Evans and just one year later, Evans crept back into title contention at UFC 114 with a victory over this year’s headliner, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson . . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 28th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mosquera, Concepcion win

At the RIU Hotel in Panama City, Panama, former super welterweight world contender Alfonso “El Huracán” Mosquera (22-7) destroyed Mexican Arsenio Terrazas (7-2) by TKO to successfully defend his WBC Latin American Championship. Mosquera attacked Terrazas with violent combinations from the start of the bout scheduled to 12 rounds, forcing referee Hector Afu to stop the fight at 2:36 of the third.

On the same card, former WBA super flyweight interim champion Rafael “El Torito” Concepción (16-5-1) recorded a unanimous decision win at the expense of Colombian Luis Felipe Cuadrado (11-11). Concepcion punished resistant Cuadrado all the way to get an easy win on the scorecards of all 3 judges by 80-71.

In other resulys, Roinet Caballero scored a TKO over Santos Marimon at the end of the third round, and Jonathan Arias stopped Jose Mena by the way of TKO at 2:41 of the first.



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Linares ready in Mazatlan

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Alonso Puerto

Former two-division world champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares (30-1, 19 KOs) is ready to enter the ring at the Mazatlan Convention Center tonight in a ten round lightweight against Adrian Verdugo (18-4-1, 15 KOs), who stepped in at late notice to replace the Colombian Francisco Cordero who had visa problems. Linares weighed in at 132.4, while Verdugo scaled in at 133.1. Both said they were ready and willing to give their best performance. The World Boxing Association announced that the fight between Linares and Verdugo will not be for the WBA International belt.



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Ryan Coyne Update

Undefeated WBC-USNBC national champion Ryan Coyne will join his hometown Cardinals at pre-game batting practice on Saturday at Coors Field in Denver prior to the Cards vs. Rockies game. Coyne is training in nearby Colorado Springs before making his first world title appearance on June 25 against defending World Boxing Association champion Guillermo Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs), from Panama, at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo. Coyne is known for having fought into the semi-finals during the fourth season of The Contender, televised on Versus, before suffering an accidental headbutt that forced him to leave the competition.



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Soto commentating on Televisa

WBC lightweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto was invited by Mexican mega channel Televisa to be the special color commentator for this Saturday night’s fight card in Mazatlan, Mex, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino. In the main event, undefeated local favorite Pedro Guevara (14-0, 10KOs) will defend his vacant WBC Silver light flyweight title versus the tough Mario “Dragoncito” Rodriguez (10-6-3, 7KOs) in a twelve round bout. Also defending his featherweight Mexican title, Tijuana’s Omar Estrella (15-3-2, 9KOs), who doubles as a Soto sparring partner, will go against Sergio “Micky” Lopez (13-3, 9KOs) of Ensenada, Mex, for ten rounds. In a more interesting bout for Soto, possible future opponent Jorge Linares (30-1, 19KOs) of Venezuela will appear in the semi main event of the night in a scheduled ten round tilt. (more…)



May 28th, 2011

Boxing News

WBC webcast tonight

Tonight, WBCBoxing.tv will present two boxing webcasts, free of charge. Please note: the webcasts are not available in Mexico. at 10PM ET/7PM PT from Foro Scotiabank in Polanco, Mexico – Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) super featherweight champion Gamaliel “El Platano” Diaz, 31-9-2 with 15 knockouts, of Nezahualcóyotl, México, will make his sixth title defense against Roberto “Beto” Tamayo, 11-8-1 with 6 knockouts, of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora. (more…)



May 28th, 2011

Boxing Result

Lawrence halts Gavern in Dover

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

Franklin “Yah Yah” Lawrence (15-2-2, 10 KOs) won the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation heavyweight belt with a seven-round dismantling of tough Jason “The Sensation” Gavern (20-8-4, 9 KOs) in the scheduled twelve round main event last night at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. In the co-feature, Amir “Hard Core” Mansour (14-0, 11 KOs) won the WBF Inter-Continental heavyweight title, dropping Raymond “King Kong” Ochieng (28-14-3, 18 KOs) four times before stopping him at 1:45 of the opening round of the scheduled ten round bout. The well attended 7-bout card was promoted by Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.



May 28th, 2011

Boxing Result

Truax edges Kolle

Photo/report: Jesse Kelley at ringside

In a clash for the Minnesota State middleweight title, unbeaten Caleb Truax (18-0-1, 10 KOs) won a ten round split decision over Andy Kolle (23-3, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Saint Paul Armory in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Scores were 96-94, 97-93 for Truax, 96-95 Kolle.

IBF #8 welterweight Said Ouali (28-3, 20 KOs) scored a third round stoppage of late sub Dumont Welliver (18-24-1, 6 KOs), who took the fight on short notice after Ouali’s original opponent Jhon Berrio was a no show.



May 28th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Arizona

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Molina

The fight between John Molina (21-1, 17 KOs) and Alejandro Rodriguez (11-2) is on, as both fighters made weight for their 10 round WBC USNBC Lightweight title which takes place at the Blue Water Resort and Casino outdoor amphitheater on Saturday night.

Below are the full weights:

John Molina 134 vs. Alejandro Rodriguez 133.5
Hanzel Martinez 124 vs. TBA
Blu Delong 242 vs. Enrique Lobatos 257.5
Jonathan Garcia 140.5 vs. Stephen Rubalcava 142
Juan Gonzales 151.5 vs. Edward Garcia 149
Daniel Franco 127 vs. Jose Sandoval 128.5
Fights kick off at 8PM, Doors open at 7PM.
Venue: BlueWater Resort & Casino, Parker, Arizona
Promoter: Showdown Promotions/Tornado Promotions
Tickets: $45 and $25 dollar tickets are available at the Blue Water gift shop. Doors open at 7PM, with the first bell at 8pm
Click here for more photos…



May 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Vazquez destroys Carrero

Unbeaten super featherweight Bryan Vasquez (26-0, 14 KOs) scored a first round KO over journeyman Michael Carrero (10-15-2, 5 KOs) on Friday night at the Gimnasio Turrialba 96 in Turriabla, Costa Rica. A left hook to the ribs put Carrero on the deck for the count.

In the co-feature, welterweight Elvin Perez (21-4-3, 14 KOs) scored a clean fourth round KO over Gilbert Quiros (19-16-1, 16 KOs). A right hand laid out Quiros for the count.



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Ellerbe says there’s no split

By Flattop

Longtime Floyd Mayweather Jr. advisor Leonard Ellerbe has denied that he has parted ways with the multi-division world champion. “This is a bunch of bullshit! It’s business as usual with Team Mayweather,” Ellerbe told Fightnews.com in an exclusive statement. Several sources had told Fightnews.com that Mayweather and Ellerbe were no longer together.



May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Salvador Sanchez II 125.8 vs. Lisandro de Los Santos 125.8
Zulima Muñoz 117.7 vs. Estefania Franco 116.6
Gamaliel Diaz 129.8 vs. Roberto Tamayo 129.8
Oscar Blanquet 111.7 vs. Orlando Garcia 111.7
Venue: Foro Scotia Bank Polanco
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala and Fausto Daniel Garcia
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May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Mexicali

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Omar Chavez 147 vs. Genaro Trazancos 146.9
Alex Lopez 126 vs. Eduardo Arcos 126.5
Armando Roblez 140 vs. Pablo Munguia 140
Jorge Silva 147 vs. Jose Ramos 147
Venue: Palenque Del Fex, Mexicali
Promoter: Zanfer, Promociones Hurtado
TV: TV Azteca, Fox Sports
Click here for more photos…



May 27th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Dover, Del.

By Rick Scharmberg

Franklin Lawrence 238 vs Jason Gavern 247.5
Amir Mansour 235 vs Raymond Ochieng 249.5
“Mighty” Mike Tiberi 167 vs Timothy Hall Jr. 163.5
Anthony Caputo Smith 178 vs Dannon Svab 180
“Queen” Ronica Jeffrey 131 vs Elizabeth Sherman 133
Omar Douglass 132 vs Eric Hall 133
Dan “Bada Bing” Biddle 187 vs Maurice Amaro 182
Venue: Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware



May 27th, 2011

UFC

UFC 130 at the scales

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Photo courtesy of Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr. at the scales

From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 130 card:

Main card televised on PPV:
Matt Hamill 205 vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson 205
Frank Mir 260 vs. Roy Nelson 260
Travis Browne 247 vs. Stefan Struve 255
Thiago Alves 170 vs. Rick Story 170
Jorge Santiago 185 vs. Brian Stann 186

Preliminary card televised on Spike TV:
Demetrius Johnson 135.5 vs. Miguel Torres 135.5
Tim Boetsch 186 vs. Kendall Grove 185

Preliminary card televised on Facebook.com:
Rafaello Oliveira 155 vs. Gleison Tibau 155
Chris Cariaso 135 vs. Michael McDonald 136
Renan Barao 135 vs. Cole Escovedo 135

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Zabala Jr. finds new Miami venue

Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc and Deportes Telemundo have announced the return of “Boxeo Telemundo” to the city of Miami after a eight month hiatus due to the closing of the boxing program of the Miccosukee Resort and Casino which had been home of the series for over 10 years. “I’m very happy to return home with our series. My father promoted in our city for over 20 years and since his illness I have been doing it for over 10 years. It’s been history and we have every intention of staying. It will be a special night and we are working a great show” said Zabala. The official announcement for the June 24 show will be done at a press conference scheduled for Wednesday at the Miami Dade County Auditorium in Miami, Florida, a local landmark which celebrating its 60th anniversary. The event is being promoted in association with Pugilistic Promotions.



May 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Konecny retains Euro 154lb belt

By Karl Freitag

Fighting in his hometown of Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, European super welterweight champion Lukas Konecny (47-3, 22 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory Euro challenger Hussein Bayram (34-4, 19 KOs). Konecny pressured and outworked the taller Bayram throughout the fight, winning by scores of 119-109, 117-111, 118-110.

In a world title clash between unbeaten female middleweights, WBO/WBF champion Christina Hammer (10-0, 7 KOs) defended her belts with a ten round unanimous decision over Maria Lindberg (5-1-2, 1 KO). In a good action fight, Hammer did a little more to win 98-92, 97-93, 97-93.

The card was promoted by Ulf Steinforth’s SES Boxing.



May 27th, 2011




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