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Wembley Stadium will be the site of the May 31 Carl Froch-George Groves rematch. More

“Mike Tyson’s a phony,” Teddy Atlas is telling staff at U-T San Diego. More

After months of naysaying a final fight with Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez is changing his tune. More

IBF light flyweight champion Johnriel Casimero was the recipeint of the 14th annual Flash Elorde Award in the Philippines. More



March 4th, 2014



UFC

JDS returns agains Miocic in May

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon on Saturday, May 24, as he faces fellow contender Stipe Miocic in a UFC 173 bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Brazil’s Dos Santos held the heavyweight crown from November 2011 to December 2012, and since then he’s gone 1-1, knocking out Mark Hunt in May of 2013, and losing his rubber match against Cain Velasquez last October. Ohio’s Miocic is currently sporting a two fight winning streak, decisioning Roy Nelson and Gabriel Gonzaga.

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March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Linares-Arakawa moved to PPV telecast

A lightweight fight between former two-time World Champion Jorge “Niño de Oro” Linares (35-3, 23 KOs) and exciting Japanese contender Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) that was originally scheduled to be a “freeview” bout leading into Saturday’s “Canelo vs. Angulo” pay-per-view event, will now open the PPV portion of the telecast. The change was made after an injury to Omar Figueroa forced the cancellation of his WBC lightweight world championship defense against Canelo’s brother Ricardo Alvarez, who will remain on the card and meet Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (28-3, 26 KOs) on the non-televised portion of Saturday’s card at MGM Grand.
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March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin career on hold

“Everything in regard to Gennady’s boxing career is currently on hold,” says Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions. GGG is currently in a traditional 40-day mourning period due to the sudden passing of his father. “His priority is to spend time with his family and at the appropriate time he will advise us when he is ready to continue his boxing career.”



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hunter-Vicente collide for USBA belt

On March 21st, Eric “Outlaw” Hunter will take on Yenifel Vicente for the USBA Featherweight title at Harrahs Philadelphia. Hunter of Philadelphia was a 2004 U.S. Olympic alternate and has a record of 17-3 with 9 KOs and is looking to redeem himself after he controversially disqualified against Mike Oliver in September. Vicente has a record of 25-2-2 with 17 KOs. In the eight round co-feature, lightweight Victor Vasquez (16-8-1, 7 KOs) will fight Osnel Charles (9-8-1, 1 KO) in a rematch of their January, 22, 2011 fight that was by Charles via six round majority decision. The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez sick, Huck takes over March 29 date

WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck has replaced IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez as the headliner on Sauerland Event’s March 29 card in Berlin. Huck will face an opponent to be named tomorrow. Hernandez, who is suffering from a gastritis (stomach lining infection) will not be fighting on that date. Hernandez was scheduled to defend against Pawel Kolodziej. Huck’s bout will be a voluntary defense. He recently defended his belt on January 25 against Firat Arslan.



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Al Haymon inks Luis Collazo

WBA International welterweight champion Luis Collazo has signed on with influential adviser Al Haymon following his thrilling Jan. 30 knockout victory at Barclays Center over former WBC welterweight world champion Victor Ortiz. “I’m excited to be joining Team Haymon,” said Collazo. “I’m looking forward to the doors this opportunity is going to open for me. I can’t wait to get this partnership going.” A proud native of Brooklyn, Collazo (35-5 18 KOs) held the WBA Welterweight World Championship from 2005-06. Collazo has won four straight fights, including his second round knockout over Ortiz. Three of those victories took place at Barclays Center, making Collazo one of the arena’s staple fighters. The FOX Sports 1 telecast of the Ortiz vs. Collazo fight was the highest rated boxing event on the franchise to date. (more…)



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Theran set for 2014 debut

World ranked Alex Theran (16-0, 9 KOs) of Colombia is set for his first fight of 2014 when he takes on Mexican veteran Michelle Rosales (32-7, 26 KOs). The fight will take place April 19th in Theran’s native Barranquilla, Colombia and is scheduled for 12 rounds. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds with Theran defending his WBC and WBA Latino titles. Juan Carlos Devia of Probox del Caribe will promote the event. Theran’s promoter Devia stated that he has a serious offer on the table currently for Theran.



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

UniMas to air Saturday’s Arce-Santos clash

UniMas will air a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” card on Saturday at 12a ET/11p PT featuring multi-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (62-7-1, 47 KOs), of Los Mochis, Mexico, versus Aldimir Santos (19-7, 10 KOs), of Brazil, in a 10-round featherweight bout. The bout will take place at the Macaroplaza in Nogales, Mexico.

It has been made known that Arce would be interested in taking on #1 Gary Russell Jr. for WBO title vacated by Omar Salido.



March 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Main Events wins purse bid for IBF light heavyweight eliminator

Totowa, NJ-based promoter Main Events won the purse bid for the IBF-mandated eliminator for the #1 position in the IBF’s light heavyweight ratings between #2-ranked Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotsky (21-2-0, 16 KOs) and #4-ranked Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko (19-2-0, 13 KOs). The purse bid was held this morning at the IBF offices in Springfield, NJ. The winner of the fight will become the mandatory challenger for Bernard Hopkins’ IBF Light Heavyweight Title.

Main Events plans to add the elimination bout to the Friday, April 4th edition of NBCSN Fight Night featuring the USBA Heavyweight Championship battle between Steve Cunningham and Amir Mansour at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA.



March 3rd, 2014




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