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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Warren: Price won’t be facing winner of Chisora-Fury

Heavyweight David Price will not be in the running to fight the winner out of Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury said promoter Frank Warren. Price’s promoter Kalle Sauerland had said that it was ‘inevitable’ that Price would face the winner of Chisora and Fury, but Warren has said that won’t happen. Bitter rivals Chisora and Fury clash in the biggest domestic heavyweight showdown in recent years at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on Saturday 26th July, with the winner securing the WBO number one spot to challenge reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.

And once Klitschko has made his mandatory IBF title defence against Kubrat Pulev on September 6 in Germany, he’ll have to face either Chisora or Fury to defend his WBO title. “Chisora and Fury are both well past Price at this point,” said Warren. “This is a real fight between Chisora, the European Champion, against Fury, the undefeated challenger, and the man who comes out on top gets the number one position for the right to fight Klitschko for the WBO world title, Price doesn’t even come into the equation.” (more…)



June 21st, 2014



Boxing News

Sharp wins at Thunderdome IV

By Brett Bonetti at ringside
Photos by Kim Johnson

Luke “Razor” Sharp (9-1-2) bounced back to the winners circle in fine style with a tough unanimous points decision victory over Wade Ryan (5-2, 1 KO) in the Main Event of Dragon Fire Promotions Thunderdome VI tonight at Metro City Perth, Australia. After a close first round, Sharp won the second round by getting off his punches first and covering up well by taking Ryan’s hits on the gloves. Ryan landed his best punch of the fight in a close third round. But from rounds 4 to 6, Sharp took over the fight by pushing the pace and landing the cleaner shots to cruise to the win on points. Judges scored the fight 59-55, 59-56 and 59-56 all for Sharp. (more…)



June 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Complete Guerrero-Kamegai weights

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Robert Guerrero 146 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 146.7

Gary Russell Jr 125.5 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5
(WBO featherweight championship)

Devon Alexander 148.25 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 148
Chad Dawson 182.8 vs. George Blades 177.5
Dominic Breazeale 251.6 vs. Devin Vargas 234
Sharif Bogere 136 vs. Miguel Zamudio 137
Michael Hunter 207.2 vs. Jerry Forrest 224.5
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy 175.25 vs. Michael Gbenga 172.75
Fabian Maidana 144.3 vs. Eddie Diz 149.8
Mark Anthony Hernandez 149.4 vs. Dante Stowers 151.25

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime, Showtime Extreme

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June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Zubov victorious at Fight Club OC

Cruiserweight KO artist Alexey Zubov went to 4-0, 4 KOs with a third round TKO of game Brent Urban (7-6-1, 5 KOs) at Thursday night’s sold out Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Alexey just had too much firepower and hurt Urban in all three rounds. A series of eight unanswered blows had Urban’s corner seeing enough and they threw the towel into the ring.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF #11 Samor stops Manufoe

By Raymond Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

In a promotion televised throughout Thailand on Channel seven television network, IBF#11 super flyweight Rusalee Samor (23-5-2,11 KOs) stopped Ricky Manufoe (23-21-2) in round four of scheduled twelve round bout with IBF Asia title up for grabs in Pabon City, Phatalung, Thailand on Thursday. Manufoe came to fight and swapped heavy blows with Samor in round one. In round four Samor had his Indonesian opponent in trouble after connecting with effective body punches and referee Somsak Sirianant crowned Samor at 2:15.

Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said, “Samor is ready to challenge for IBF title. He is very popular in Thailand where he fights on nationally televised promotions on a regular basis.” (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dudchenko, Mohammedi make weight

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

Anatoliy Dudchenko 175 vs. Nadjib Mohammedi 171.5
(IBF light heavyweight eliminator)

Karl Dargan 134.5 vs. Anthony Flores 134
Sullivan Barrera 174.5 vs. Lee Campbell 172.5
Erik Spring 151 vs. Jamil Gadsden 152.5
Wellington Romero 140 vs. Mack Babb 142
Hakeem Bryant 154.5 vs. Al Johnson 154

Venue: Mohegan Sun Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBCSN

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June 20th, 2014

UFC

More Than 50 UFC Stars to Appear at UFC Fan Expo in Vegas July 5 & 6

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is excited to announce more than 50 UFC stars scheduled to appear at the 2014 UFC Fan Expo® on Sat., July 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sun., July 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. PT at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Russell, Lomachenko make weight

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Gary Russell Jr 125.5 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.5
(WBO featherweight championship)

Robert Guerrero 146 vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai 146.7
Devon Alexander 148.25 vs. Jesus Soto Karass 148

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime, Showtime Extreme



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Djeko blows out Bluemle in Belgium

6’6 cruiserweight prospect Joel “Big Joe” Djeko (7-1-1, 3 KOs) destroyed previously unbeaten Frank Bluemle (9-1-2, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Tolhuis Arena in Gent, Belgium. A right hand laid out Bluemle. Referee Steve Smoger reached the count of ten at 2:50. Djeko won an IBA intercontinental belt for his efforts.

Belgiam lightweight hero Jean Pierre Bauwens (33-1-1, 20 KOs) scored a controversial fifth round TKO over Gyorgy Mizsei Jr (19-10, 11 KOs) to claim Mizsei’s EBU-EU belt. Bauwens dropped Mizsei in round five and the bout was very quickly waved off crowning Bauwens.

Veteran cruiserweight Ismail Abdoul (53-28-2, 20 KOs) beat up Jozef Kusmirek (3-11-1, 0 KOs) en route to a one-sided six round decision. Abdoul dropped Kusmirek with a body shot in round four and went on to win 60-53 on all cards.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Benavidez, Valdez to headline July 26

Iron Boy Promotions, in conjunction with Top Rank Boxing, returns to the Celebrity Theatre July 26th for Iron Boy 14. Valley prodigy Jose Benavidez, Jr. headlines the Solo Boxeo Tecate card, which will be broadcast on Unimas, with two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez in the co-main event bout.

Fighting in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, for the first time since 2011, Benavidez (20-0 14KO) is coming off a May victory over Gary, Indiana’s Angel Hernandez in Fresno. Hernandez was down three times in the fight, which ended in a wide unanimous decision in Benavidez’s favor. He will be fighting for the vacant NABF Welterweight Youth title.

“I’m very excited to fight in my hometown, and I’m especially excited about fighting for the NABF Welterweight Youth Title,” said Benavidez. “It was great that my May fight was broadcast for the fans at home on Solo Boxeo Tecate, and now they’ll get a chance to see me live. We’re preparing for and expecting a tough fight.” (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Announcement

Ring 8 honoring the late Emile Griffith tomorrow in NY

Ring 8 will co-host a memorial service for Hall of Fame boxer Emile Griffith (85-24-2, 23 KOs) tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 21 at 10 a.m.) at St. Michael Cemetery in East Elmhurst, New York. His son, Luis Griffith, and family will also co-host the ceremony. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne gets belted by WBC President

By Gabriel F.Cordero
Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

In México City on Friday morning, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman made the official presentation of the WBC heavyweight world championship green belt to Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne, who won the vacant heavyweight title last May against Chris Arreola.

Stiverne arrived last night in Mexico City along with legendary Hall of Fame promoter Don King.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Gesta returns July 18

Top lightweight contender Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta returns to the Bay Area when he headlines the Friday, July 18 edition of FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! in a 10-round bout against Luis “El Vampiro” Arceo at Long Shoremen’s Hall in San Francisco. In the co-main event, San Francisco’s own Jonathan “El Carismatico” Chicas looks to extend his five-fight winning streak against Emanuel “Renegade” Robles and highly touted Chinese heavyweight Taishan will make his professional debut against Ronny Hale in the 4 round televised opening bout.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Witherspoon opponent named: Tyabb Beale

On July 12, heavyweight contender Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (30-3, 22 KOs) returns to the ring after a two-year absence when he takes on Tyabb Beale in an 8-round bout at the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, New Jersey. The show is promoted by Witherspoon’s Silver Spoon Promotions. Beale of Newark, New Jersey has a record of 9-4-1 with three knockouts and is 7-1-1 over his last nine bouts.

“I take Tyyab Beale very serious as an opponent, and that is the same way I feel about all my opponents,” said Witherspoon. “He’s a big strong guy that weighs about 245 pounds, and from what I’ve seen of him he has a particular skill set that he brings to the table. I know I am the most experienced person that he has faced thus far in the ring, and I will look to utilize that to my advantage. I believe it’s going to be an exciting action packed fight. I feel great after the long layoff, and even though I haven’t been fighting regularly, I’ve still been in the gym the whole time. I actually believe that I am returning to the ring stronger, faster, & smarter than I was before I had the layoff.”

In the six-round co-feature, undefeated Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna of Millville, NJ will take on Zain Shah (5-3, 3 KOs) of Centerville, VA in a middleweight bout.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Dominicans gearing up for WBA KO To Drugs card

By Robert Coster

Dominican boxing fans are gearing up for the WBA KO to Drugs card on June 28th, an event that has been called “historic” by local sportscasters and newspapers. Two WBA interim crowns will be disputed on that day. In the main event, local favorite Argenis Lopez (19-0, 8 KOs) will face Darleys Perez (29-1, 21 KOs) of Colombia for the WBA interim 135lb title. Also the WBA female interim featherweight belt will be up for grabs between Dominican Dahianna Santana and Colombian Francia Bravo. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Guerrero-Kamegai Final Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Gene Blevins, Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs) of Gilroy, California and Japanese welterweight Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs) met with the media Thursday afternoon for the final press conference at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel in Los Angeles, California. They will headline the Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader taking place Saturday at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“Guerrero is back, we are really excited to bring you this card, all our matchups Saturday are exciting from top to bottom,” proclaimed promoter Oscar de la Hoya. “We have an unbelievable history of staging fight-of-the-year candidates at StubHub. If you’re a boxing fan and you love action-packed, competitive fights, the StubHub Center on Saturday will be a good place to be.” (more…)



June 20th, 2014

UFC

Top 10 Reasons to Attend UFC Fan Expo 2014

Fans of the fastest growing sport in the world have another can’t-miss item to add to their UFC International Fight Week™ bucket list: the UFC Fan Expo® 2014. The two-day UFC Fan Expo is on Saturday, July 5 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 6 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. PT at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Single and two-day event tickets are available at UFCFanExpo.com. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

2014 Annual Ali-King Essay Contest Winners

On June 14, Sartonk, together with the Gleason’s Gym community, recognized the winners of its Ali-King Award. The winners were selected based on their submitted essays, by a panel of four distinguished judges. Essay topics ranged from the autobiographical to comparative analyses of Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr., after whom the contest is named. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Hitz Boxing

Photo: Tom Barnes/Hitz Boxing


Dimar Ortuz, 199.6 vs. Daniel Allotey, 209.6
Frankie Scalise, 137 vs. Justin Gauthier, 140
Nick Asberry, 238 vs. James Shorter, 216.4
Sam Horowitz, 176.6 vs. Warren Snapp, N/A
Will Coix, 145.8 vs. Thomas Amaro, 148.6
Russell Fiore, 135.4 vs. Tim Carrizales, 135.4
Adan Ortiz, 124 vs. Antoine Knight, 125
Simon Buettner, 176.6 vs. William Chouloute, 172.2

Venue: Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN
Promoter: Hitz Boxing/Round 3 Productions
Doors 6:30pm, First bout 7pm



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA Vice President graduates from law school

By Hector Villarreal

WBA Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza reached another milestone on his life´s journey by obtaining a degree in Law and Political Science on the 45th promotion of the Santa Maria La Antigua Catholic University (USMA), the oldest, largest and most highly regarded private university in Panama.

In the graduation ceremony of 589 new professionals, held at the Atlapa Convention Center in Panama City, Mr. Mendoza received a recognition as a member of the Cum Laude Chapter of Honor.



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Weight scare in Monte Carlo

All eight boxers made the weight just before noon on Friday for Saturday’s “KO at the Casino” tournament in Monte Carlo, but not before a few scares, chiefly for WBA and IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler and WBC Silver middleweight title holder Max Bursak. With a large crowd thronging the Monte Carlo Casino for the weigh-in, the aforementioned pair came in 200g and 300g over the limit respectively. Given two hours to shed the weight, they comfortably did so. (more…)



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas has plans to bring boxing back to their venue this summer. More

Undefeated Filipino Froilan Saludar nears a title shot. More

Upcoming Florida prospect Tommy Logan signs with Al Haymon. More

St. Louis’ Stephon “The Show Stopper” Young gets a chance to shine on ESPN2 next week. More



June 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Congratulations to WBA vice-president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, who has earned a law degree in Panama.

Happy Birthday to middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico, 23 yrs old today

Fabian Maidana, 21, brother of former two-division world champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana, will make his pro debut Saturday on the Guerrero-Kamegai undercard. –Gabriel F. Cordero



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Arroyo annihilates Saludar in IBF eliminator

In an IBF flyweight title eliminator, McWilliams Arroyo (15-1, 13 KOs) scored a spectacular second round KO over previously unbeaten Froilan Saludar (19-1-1, 11 KOs) on Thursday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. A left hook laid out Saludar for the full ten. Time was 2:25.

In the co-feature, junior featherweight Cesar Seda (26-2 2 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Alex Rangel (15-3-2, 9 KOs). Rangel was holding his ground throughout the fight but Seda landed all of the power punches, skillfully controlling each round. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91 in favor of Seda

Junior middleweight KO artist Prichard Colon (10-0, 10 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Carlos Garcia (7-13-1, 7 KOs). Colon outboxed Garcia and dominated the rounds. Garcia went down once in round three and twice in round five, ending with a right to the chin. Time of the stoppage was 2:24.



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Novikov update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles King’s star defenseman Slava Voynov visits undefeated contender and fellow countryman Anton Novikov as he trains at Hall of Famer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Ca. for his upcoming world title fight. Novikov will be challenging undefeated WBA super lightweight champion Jessie Vargas, the “Pride of Las Vegas,” Saturday, August 2 in the Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Both Voynov and Novikov, hail from Chelyabinsk,Russia. Vargas vs Novikov will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark®, along with the 10-round welterweight main event featuring former world lightweight champion and pound-for-pound all-action fighter Brandon ” Bam Bam” Rios of Oxnard, Calif., making his eagerly-anticipated 2014 debut, against one-time interim world champion Diego Chaves of Buenos Aires. (more…)



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko-Russell final presser

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko and undefeated Gary Russell Jr. pose during the final press conference for their vacant WBO World Featherweight championship, Saturday, June 21 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, televised on SHOWTIME.

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June 19th, 2014

UFC

New series debuts on UFCFightPass.com

A decade removed from one of the most chaotic endings to any championship fight, UFC FIGHT PASS, the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s digital streaming service, re-examines the June 19, 2004, Frank Mir vs Tim Sylvia bout in the premiere of the new Fightography series. (more…)



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Lundy, CES score victory over ex-manager in court

Boxer Hank Lundy and his promoter, Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES Boxing), scored a knockout victory in legal against Lundy’s former manager, Ivan Cohen, when Cohen’s contract was found null and void, thus absolving Lundy of any financial obligation toward Cohen and allowing the fighter to continue his march toward a world championship undeterred.

“Ivan Cohen came into my life and ruined it,” Lundy said. “I’m glad we won the case and the world knows I’m innocent.”

“We have been Hank’s promoter since the day he turned pro. That’s the kind of relationship we have with him,” added CES president Jimmy Burchfield Sr. “That just doesn’t happen in boxing. We never want to go to court, but we will if we have to. We’re not going to get run over.” (more…)



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Dudchenko-Mohammedi Final Presser

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events

The final press conference for Saturday’s IBF light heavyweight eliminator between Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko and Nadjib Mohammedi took place Thursday at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Anatoliy “The Gladiator” Dudchenko: Thank you for this opportunity. I am not a real talking guy. I will make my statements on Saturday.

Nadjib Mohammedi: First I would like to thank Main Events for this opportunity. We promise a good show a great fight. One of the best maybe. We are going to win and take the belt. (more…)



June 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Bradley and Williams guest speakers at Ring 8 meeting

Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) middleweight champion Lonnie Bradley (29-1-1, 21 KOs) and unbeaten junior middleweight prospect Julian “J Rock” Williams (16-0-1, 10 KOs) were guest speakers this past Tuesday evening’s Ring 8 monthly meeting in historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, New York. (more…)



June 19th, 2014




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