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Two-time world champion Eric Morel has informed Fightnews that today he voluntarily withdrew as WBO’s Interim bantamweight champion. The organization was mandating a fight with Fernando Montiel in Colombia for October 30th. Morel recently signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, and will pursue other avenues for his career with his new promoter. “My new promoter is presenting exciting fights for me for the very near future. Golden Boy is the perfect vehicle to take my career to new heights. I can’t wait to get started,” Morel stated.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, Sept. 18 for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Antonio Margarito world title fight at Cowboys Stadium on November 13. Prices are $700, $500, $300, $200, $100, $50 and can be purchased at the Cowboys Stadium box office in Arlington, Texas or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000. Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com Pacquiao vs. Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. Pacquiao vs. Margarito will be available on HBO Pay Per View. For Pacquiao, Margarito camp updates, log onto Toprank.com
The “Fiesta de la Independencia” kicks off today at Noon at the L.A. Live (Parking Lot 7) with live Mariachi music and followed at 1pm with an autograph session that includes Juan Manuel Marquez, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez, Abner Mares and Charles Huerta. The “Golden Boy” Oscar de la Hoya will sign autographs between 2p to 3p at the same location.
The “Fiesta de la Independencia” wraps up when five-time world champion Sugar Shane Mosley and former World Champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora go toe-to-toe at the “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” event at STAPLES Center.
See the full lineup of events: (more…)
One of the deepest cards of the year just received more firepower as World Extreme Cagefighting® confirmed six additional bouts for its debut at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. on Thursday, Sept. 30.
WEC General Manager Reed Harris confirmed the following bouts: Jason Reinhardt vs. Tiequan Zhang, Cole Province vs. Mike Brown, Ed Ratcliff vs. Chris Horodecki, Diego Nunes vs. Tyler Toner, Chad George vs. Antonio Banuelos, and Nick Pace vs. Demetrious Johnson. (more…)
Los Angeles Mexican American singing and song-writing sensation Jenni Rivera, who with over 20 million albums sold worldwide is one of the most beloved and best-selling artists in the Regional Mexican genre, will sing the Mexican National Anthem prior to the main event of the “200: CELEBRATE AND DOMINATE” Mosley vs. Mora, a boxing extravaganza on Saturday, September 18 at STAPLES Center. (more…)
Matt Mitrione doesn’t mind being the underdog.
He gladly accepted the role when he defeated cast mate Scott Junk on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. He did it again in December 2009, when he KOed heavy favorite and fellow NFL alum Marcus Jones at the series’ live finale. And then he played the part a third time when he unexpectedly dominated internet phenom-turned-legit fighter Kimbo Slice at UFC 113 . . . Click here for more by Debbie Lee, UFC.com
Back by popular demand, another edition of Southern California Fight Scene. FightNews will have a lot of coverage this weekend on the fight cards this Friday and Saturday nights in Los Angeles and other boxing action in Southern California. It all starts tonight in Parking Lot 7 at L.A. LIVE (Figueroa & 11th Streets) across from STAPLES Center. If there was ever a crossroads fight, tonight’s bout between two former world title challengers Jose Navarro and Nestor Rocha is it! (more…)
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Unbeaten cruiserweight Alexander Frenkel (22-0, 17 KOs) faced off with European champion Enzo Maccarinelli and unbeaten light heavyweight Karo Murat (22-0, 13 KOs) toed the line with Nathan Cleverly in advance of their WBO Eliminator at the press conference in advance of Saturday’s Magnificent Seven show at the LG Arena in Birmingham. “Alexander and Karo have got what it takes to be successful in the lion’s den on Saturday night,” Hall-of-Fame-Promoter Wilfried Sauerland said. “It will not be easy but I am confident they will leave the ring victorious.
“Maccarinelli is a former world champion and a good puncher, but he has a rather weak chin. Knowing Alexander´s power and his boxing skills, I think he will stop Maccarinelli after seven or eight rounds. Cleverly is a good young man with a good record but Karo has fought much tougher opponents than he has. Karo is more experienced and that will make the difference on Saturday night. I expect Karo to clinch a points victory.” (more…)
Derek Chisora and Sam Sexton had to be kept apart and James DeGale and Carl Dilks swapped insults during a lively final press conference yesterday ahead of promoter Frank Warren’s big show on Saturday in Birmingham, England. As the tension rose, Warren hailed the the show as one of his best ever. The card features a WBO light heavyweight eliminator, European championships at cruiserweight, middleweight and light middleweight, a British/Commonwealth heavyweight title clash, and four other title fights for regional belts. (more…)
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All four fighters stressed the importance of what tomorrow night means to them at Thursday’s weigh-in, just one day out of their appearance on ShoBox: The New Generation THIS Friday, LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Both main event boxers — world-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel’’ Hernandez (28-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs) of Lynwood, Calif., and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) of La Puente, Calif., — weighed in at 148.5 pounds just 28 hours or so before their highly anticipated 10-round welterweight battle.
In the co-feature, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs) and Wilton “Pretty Warrior’’ Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs), of Saint Louis Park, Minn., by way of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, will face off in an eight-round super featherweight bout in the co-feature at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nev. Franco weighed in at 128 pounds and Hilario at 127.5. (more…)
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Weights by Butch Gottlieb/BoxinginLasVegas.com
From the Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, for tomorrow night’s ShoBox card:
Mike Anchondo 148.5 vs. Freddy Hernandez 148.5
Luis Franco 128 vs. Wilton Hilario 127
Anthony Dirrell 169 vs Jimmy Campbell 166.5
Chris Avalos 120 vs Felipe Almanza 121
Joel Diaz 128 vs Hugo Ramos 127.5
Crystal Hoy 126.5 vs Lucia Larcinese 127
Emmanuel Medina 140 vs Raul Gonzalez-Duhart (later) (more…)
Armando Torres 105 vs Omar Rosales 105
Azael Gonzalez 129 vs Daniel Hernandez 129
Gustavo Morales 111 vs Roberto Pucheta 112
Francisco Barrera 125 vs Carlos Jimenez 123
Josue Beraza 127 vs Hugo Medina 130
Rafael Reyes 119 vs Fernando Curiel 119
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo (Antiguo Salon 21) Mexico DF
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
Photo by Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Jose Navarro 118 vs Nestor Rocha 118.2
Luis Ramos Jr. 138.6 vs John Figueroa ??
Mikael Zewski 156 vs Steven Macomber 152.4
Lanardo Tyner 150 vs Cristian Favela 147.8
Rommel Rene 196.6 vs DeLeon Tinsley 197.6
Alfonso Blanco 156 vs Alfredo Rivera 152.4
Venue: Parking Lot 7 at LA Live, Los Angeles
Promoter: Golden Boy
Andy Lee 162 vs Michael Walker 161
Anton Novikov 148 vs Luciano Perez 152
Aslanbek Kozaev 144 vs Marcuc Thompkins 147
Donatas Bondarevas 156 vs Michael Davis 154
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs Steven Johnson 123.5
Adrian Granados 143 vs Trenton Titsworth 141
Mike Jimenez 166 vs Cesar Martinez 165
Ramon Valenzuela 158 vs Chris Grays, 160
Antonio Canas 141.5 vs David Laque 140
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: 8 Count Productions
Doors 7pm, First Bell 8pm
Tickets/Info 312 226 5800
World-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel” Hernandez (28-1, 19 KOs) and former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) made weight today for their main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on Friday night on SHOWTIME® (11PM ET/PT). In the co-feature at the Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada, one of the most talented amateurs to come out of Cuba in the past decade, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs), puts his unbeaten record on the line against Wilton Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs).
Mike Anchondo 148.5 vs. Freddy Hernandez 148.5
Luis Franco 128 vs. Wilton Hilario 127
Photo by Armando Angulo
Wilbert Uicab 111.9 vs. Edrin Dapudong 111.3
Sergio Thompson 134 vs. Adrian Olvera 134.4
Gilberto Keb Baas 108 vs. Josue Vega 108
Alisher Rahimov 134.4 vs. Jose Emilio Perea 136.6
Lorenzo Bautista 175.2 vs. Jackson Santos 178.5
Rodolfo Lopez 135.5 vs. Enrique Jimenez 135.5
Naciff Castillo 121.2 vs. Edwin Diaz 121.2
Armando Santos 117.9 vs. Miguel Garcia 119
Luis Sanchez 133.6 vs. Juan Trujillo 134.9
Venue: Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
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Photo by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
The press conference took place today for Saturday night’s big show on Saturday night in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (televised on FOX Sports Espanol) featuring Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto and Jorge “Travieso” Arce, plus the rematch between Omar Chavez and Rodrigo Juarez. (more…)
Jesse Nicklow 159 vs Julius Kennedy 158.5
(WBF All-Americas and Maryland State title)
Jed Phipps 218.5 vs Theron Johnson 227
Steve Wheeler 199 vs Donald Crawford 206
Maxell Taylor 177 vs Francois Ambang 183
Promoter: Jake Smith/Baltimore Pro Boxing
Venue: Du Burns Arena (first fight is at 8PM)
Photo by Big Joe Miranda
Former world champion Daniel Ponce De Leon, top rated junior welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, Mexican boxing phenom Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, President of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya, former world champion Carlos Baldomir, former world champion Vivian Harris and number two world rated featherweight Antonio Escalante pose at the final press conference for the undercard fighters on Saturday’s Shane Mosley vs. Sergio Mora PPV event at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Click here for more photos…
Photo by Jose I. Perez Cabrera/PR Best Boxing Promotions
WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. is very confident for his upcoming bout against Ivan Hernandez in October 16 in Kissimmee, Florida and this afternoon weighed 133 pounds in the first pre weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Comision. Vázquez Jr. (19-0-1, 16 KOs) will make his second defense versus Hernandez, a former World Champion with a record of 27-4-1, 17 KOs) in the Silver Spurs Arena of Kissimme in a Pay Per View card presented by All Star Boxing in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions. “We are in a good stage of training, I’m eating, hydrating and very comfortable”, Vazquez Jr. said from the Miguel J. Frau Gym in Bayamon. Vázquez Jr. vs Hernández will be distributed by Integrated Sports Media in the US and by Pay Per View Connection in Puerto Rico and will be shown at 9:00 p.m. (ET) on Pay Per View for $34.95. Click here for more photos…
Photo by Thompson Boxing Promotions
The energy was high today at the Ontario Doubletree Hotel when junior welterweights met at the official weigh in for tomorrow’s Thompson Boxing Promotions “Lock ‘N Loaded” card which boasts an exciting combat between Jose “El Niño” Reynoso (12-3-1, 1 KO) and Hector “Teco” Serrano (13-0, 5 KOs). The scheduled 10-round headliner is a can’t miss battle for the vacant WBC CABOFE Junior Welterweight Title. Also present for the pre-fight activity was the legendary “Irish” Micky Ward who shared boxing war stories with Patrick “El Elegante” Lopez, who is preparing for his upcoming battle that will be aired on SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The New Generation as the main event fight for the IBF USBA title against Tim Coleman on October 1 at the Chumash Casino. To purchase tickets for tomorrow’s exciting “LOCK ‘N LOADED III” fight card, priced at $75, $45, and $30, please call 714-935-0900 or purchase upon arrival. Bouts are subject to change. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45pm. The Doubletree Hotel is located at 222 North Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The hotel phone number is 909-937-0900.
Jose Reynoso 138.5 vs Hector Serrano 139
Efrain Esquivias 123 vs Ephraim Martinez 123.5
Artemio Reyes 145 vs Patrick Cape 144
Jose Roman 134 vs Jesus Garnica 134
Jhon Ortega 141 vs German Bacho 141
Diego Madrigal 119 vs Jose Garcia 117.5
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WBCBoxing.tv will present a live world championship webcast – free of charge – on Saturday at 10:30PM CT. Everyone is invited to watch. Please note: the webcast is not available in Mexico or the United States. In the main event – scheduled for 12 rounds from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico – WBC lightweight world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, 52-7-2 with 32 knockouts, of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, will make his second defense of the title against Fidel Monterrosa, 23-1 with 18 knockouts, of Barranquilla, Columbia. (more…)
Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week we have former world champion Mike Anchondo, who fights in the ShoBox main event tomorrow night and Fightnews managing editor Flattop. Call or email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.
“Fiesta de la Independencia” kicks off this Friday, September 17 at 12 p.m. at L.A. Live (Parking Lot 7), and includes the official Mosley vs. Mora weigh-in, live fights with “Sólo Boxeo Tecate,” autograph sessions with boxing legends such as Oscar de la Hoya, Sugar Ray Leonard, Pipino Cuevas and Juan Manuel Marquez, sponsor activations and exhibits, a live concert on Friday night by legendary band Conjunto Primavera, concessions provided by the Patina Group, a live concert on Saturday night by Cumbre Norteña, a Cerveza Tecate beer garden and much more.
Tickets for “Fiesta de la Independencia” are priced at $10 plus service charges for general admission on Friday and Saturday and $30 plus service charges for Friday admission plus a reserved seat for the TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” fights are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.beticketing.com/goldenboypromotions or onsite at the “Fiesta de la Independencia” main entrance on 11th Street.
With the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) heavyweight division better than it’s ever been, it’s nothing short of amazing that champion Brock Lesnar has been able to dominate with four straight UFC victories in the loaded class.
Lesnar took some time during his training to take a look at the cover of the newest issue, and the UFC heavyweight champion was truly honored. (more…)
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