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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

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Boxing News

Crawford-Burns post fight press conference

Newly crowned WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford, from Omaha, Nebraska, and former two-division world champion Ricky Burns talk to the press after Crawford’s twelve round unanimous decision win on Saturday night in Glasgow, Scotland.



March 2nd, 2014



Boxing News

Rogan, Sprott, Meehan onboard for Super 8

Sky Arena’s UK representative Mark Dunlop has engaged the services of British & Irish Heavyweights Martin Rogan and Michael Sprott for the world’s biggest ever “Super 8 Heavyweight Boxing Tournament,” to be held on June 4 in Auckland, New Zealand. Super 8 will consist of heavyweights competing for a prize pool of £250,000 on one evening. The format will be similar to the UK “Prizefigher” except the prize money on offer with over £100,000 to the winner (compared to £32,000 for the Prizefighter winner) and £50,000 to the runner up. In total there is over £250,000 up for grabs on the night to include a guaranteed £7,500 to all contestants for their first fights and also includes KO win bonuses. Rogan and Sprott, both who have won the UK version, join Kiwi hope and former world heavyweight challenger Kali Meehan as the first three names into the draw.



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Salido: I think we gave Lomachenko a welcome to professional boxing

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank


“I’m used to coming in as the underdog and you can always see what I come to do,” said former featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido after turning back two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko’s bid to win a world champion in his second pro fight on Saturday night in San Antonio, Texas.

“[Being an underdog] motivates me. Makes me train harder than ever when they say I’m not going to win, that I have no chance. And as you saw tonight, preparation was the big difference. Lomachenko is a very intelligent fighter, very quick in there, so you have to work hard, be intelligent, and that’s what I did. My experience paid off. I think we gave him a welcome to professional boxing, because it’s always a lot tougher up here in the pros. I think he found out tonight it’s not the same thing.

“Of course, I’m sorry about losing my title on the scales, but I’m ready to go to 130 and fight the champions at 130 and show that I can once again be a world champion.”

The 33-year-old Salido concluded, “I’m going to be around for a long time.”



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Moses retains WBO International title

By Ron Jackson

Paulus Moses of Namibia retained his WBO International lightweight title when he scored a hard-earned 12 round points decision over Cristian Coria from Argentina at the Olufuka Centre in Outapi, Namibia on Saturday night. The scores were 120-108, 119-108 and 117-110, but despite the wide margins the 35-year-old Moses who is a former WBA “regular” lightweight champion had to pick up the pace after the rugged Coria, 31, made a good start through the first four rounds. The in your face Argentinean paid the price for boring in with the head when he was deducted two points by referee Jaap van Nieuwenhuizen. Moses improves his record 33-2; 21 and Coria saw his record drop to 21-2-1; 7. (more…)



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez Jr: I proved to all the people I’m a better fighter than Bryan Vera

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank


Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. got his career back on track with an entertaining twelve round decision win in his rematch against Bryan Vera on Saturday night in front of 7,323 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: This time I prepared to win round by round and not to make weight. A week before I was on weight and I was able to work. Losing the weight wasn’t a problem and it didn’t take my strength away…I made a better fight this time and we won more clearly. I proved to all the people I’m a better fighter than Bryan Vera.

[On fighting Gennady Golovkin] I like that fight because Gennady Golovkin is a great fighter, a strong fighter. He’s undefeated. One of the best in the middleweight division. I’d like to fight Gennady Golovkin next.

Bryan Vera: I found out four days ago that it was a twelve round fight. We trained for a ten-rounder. It’s always something when we come to these f**king fights. But I’m a fighter, I always give people a great fight.

There was some discussion of Chavez facing Golovkin in a July 12 pay-per-views promotion, but K2 Promotions managing director Tom Loeffler made it known Saturday that due to the recent death of Golovkin’s father, the champ will now take some time off from the ring. This will also mean a proposed April 26 fight between Golovkin and Andy Lee in New York City will not go forward.

Promoter Bob Arum said Chavez will likely return on HBO July 12, then go on to a pay-per-view showdown against Golovkin, Jean Pascal or Carl Froch.



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Angulo surprises Cano, Munoz beats Graf

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

In an upset, veteran Fernando “La Fiera” Angulo (27-9, 16 KOs) stopped WBC #15 rated former super lightweight world title challenger Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano (27-4-1, 20 KOs) in the ninth round on Saturday night at the World Trade Center in Naucalpan, Mexico. The bout was halted due to severe cuts suffered by Cano.

Also WBC female super flyweight champion Zulina “La Loba” Munoz (41-1-2, 27 KOs) avenged her only defeat with a six round technical decision over former champion Alesia “The Tigress” Graf (26-4, 11 KOs). The bout was a war that went to the scorecards early after Graf suffered a bad cut over her left eye from an accidental headbutt. Munoz was ahead on all cards by scores of 58-56, 59-55 and 58-56.

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March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

John Murray-Anthony Crolla showdown seems inevitable

By James Slater

Former European lightweight king John Murray scored the second win of his comeback last night on the Crawford-Burns card in Glasgow, and after brutally and efficiently stopping a brave but outgunned John Simpson in the 2nd-round with three hurtful body shot knockdowns, Murray wasted no time in calling out fellow Manchester fighter Anthony Crolla. Murray and Crolla know each other well, having been stable mates both trained by Joe Gallagher, and both warriors have plenty of respect for one another. Still, both guys want the all-Manchester showdown to go ahead, and Murray said post-fight last night that “it’s gotta happen, in April.” (more…)



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Budler wins in first round

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Hekkie Budler smashed Karius Diaz of Colombia to defeat in 2 minute 59 seconds of the first round to retain his WBA minimumweight and IBO strawweight belts at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. The supremely confident Budler (47,50kgs) took the fight to the slow moving Diaz (47.25kg) from the opening bell as he landed with stinging lefts and rights to the body. Just before the bell Budler backed the challenger up against the ropes to land with an overhand right that sent Diaz down flat on his back where he was counted out by referee Steve Smoger. (more…)



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Prazak stops O’Connell to retain WBC belt

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBC female super featherweight champion Diana Prazak (13-2, 9 KOs) stopped Shannon O’Connell (8-3, 5 KOs) in round five of scheduled ten round bout at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Saturday. O’Connell was dropped twice in round two and at 1:56 of the fifth round, referee Frank Hadley saved the challenger from further punishment. Prazak captured the world title by scoring a eight round knockout over Frida Wallberg in Sweden on June 14,2013. American Holy Holm defeated Prazak in a WBF title bout in New Mexico on December 7, 2012. Prazak is trained by former world champion Lucia Rijker. Sharon O’Connell is trained by former IBF lightweight champion Philip Holiday. (more…)



March 2nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Chavez settles score with Vera; Salido ruins Lomachenko’s attempt to break record

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-1-1, 32 KOs) left no doubt in his rematch with Bryan Vera (23-8, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. An in-condition Chavez outworked Vera and landed the harder shots in every round. Vera was deducted a point by Rafael Ramos for pushing in round eight. The iron-jawed Vera took a pounding kept coming. Chavez clowned and gave away the last round. In the end, Chavez won a unanimous decision by scores of 114-113, 117-110, 117-110.

Next up for Junior could be a showdown with Gennady Golovkin in the summer.

In just his second pro fight, unbeaten two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (1-1, 1 KO) was unsuccessful in his attempt to win the vacant WBO featherweight title against former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (41-12-2, 28 KOs). Salido, who forfeit his title on the scale on Friday, came in at 147 pounds and had an 11 pound weight advantage as he used all his veteran experience and a fierce body attack (and many low blows) to trouble Lomachenko throughout the fight. Lomachenko staged a furious comeback over the last few rounds, but it was too little, too late. Salido won by twelve round split decision by scores of 115-113, 116-112 on two cards. Lomachenko was ahead 115-113 on the third card.

Former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (39-4, 19 KOs) brought the pressure with non-stop aggression against Gerardo Robles (18-13, 9 KOs). Robles showed a good chin as he went all ten rounds. Diaz won a unanimous decision by scores of 99-91, 99-91, 100-90. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Abraham defeats Stieglitz to regain WBO super middleweight title

By Karl Freitag
Photos: P. Gercke / SES Boxing

Arthur Abraham (39-4, 28 KOs) is a world champion again after winning the third fight in his trilogy with reigning WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-4, 26 KOs)by split decision on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. Stieglitz came out aggressively in round one. Abraham began noticeably swelling above the left eye after round two. Lots of wrestling. Stieglitz continued to initiate the action. Good exchanges in round six. Abraham landed some heavy shots in the seventh. Abraham was deducted a point by referee Geno Rodriguez for hitting behind the head in round eight. Stieglitz was deducted a point for holding in round nine. Abraham landed a big shot to close the ninth. Both landed big shots in the eleventh. Abraham dropped Stieglitz in the twelfth. Scores were 113-112 Stieglitz, 115-110 and 114-111 Abraham. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

AWE TV

Crawford dethrones Burns to win WBO lightweight title

Unbeaten lightweight contender Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KOs) dethroned WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night, taking a twelve round unanimous decision at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Early rounds were close. Crawford took control in the fourth and continued to pressure and land while Burns’ moments were few. In the end, scores were 115-112, 115-112, 117-111.

2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (5-0, 5 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of journeyman Hector Avila (22-16-1, 14 KOs). Time was 2:14. Avila had extended Dereck Chisora nine rounds 11 months ago. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Iwabuchi stops WBO#12 Jaca

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Hard-punching southpaw, former Japanese champ Shinya Iwabuchi (23-4, 19 KOs), 143.75, decked an important triumph when he came off the canvas in the third session, had the tide turn with his last surge and finally halted WBO#12 super-lightweight Jimrex Jaca (37-7-3, 22 KOs), 140.25, a Filipino lefty counterpuncher, at 0:45 of the seventh round in a scheduled eight on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Iwabuchi previously renounced his national belt and had an ambitious shot at the OPBF 140-pound belt against Min-Wook Kim only to lose a close but unanimous verdict (117-115, 116-1114, 116-113) last April. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

DeGale TKOs Khatchikian in eleven

WBC silver super middleweight beltholder James DeGale (18-1, 12 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Gevorg Khatchikian (20-1, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol, UK. WBC #2 rated DeGale was rocked in round seven, but was otherwise in command. The end came when DeGale battered Khatchikian to the deck twice in round eleven with body shots. Time was 2:58.



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Robles Shocks Ugas, Enriquez Shines in US Debut

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

Bobby DePhilippis of Bobby D Presents – in association with Caribe Promotions – returned Friday with another installment of “San Diego Fights” at the Hanalei Convention Center of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in San Diego. In an upset win in front of nearly one thousand loyal fans, homegrown light welterweight Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (10-0-1, 3KOs) did the unexpected as he applied pressure intelligently and dropped 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Yordenis Ugas (15-2, 7KOs) en route to a spit decision win over ten rounds. With the win Robles ripped the interim WBC Latino title and slapped the belt on his own waist in front of his followers. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Carlson wins WBC Latino bantamweight title

By Rocco Morales at ringside

In main event action, Carlos “Memin” Carlson (13-0, 9KO) took a successful big step up in class to win the vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title in an entertaining slugfest and unanimous decision victory over the always game veteran Javier “El Girito” Gallo (21-9-1, 12KO) on Friday night at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Gallo gave Carlson all he could handle in the early rounds, cutting Carlson above the left eye with his sneaky clubbing right hand that landed over and over during close quarter fighting. The 5’7″ Carlson made the proper adjustment and boxed from the outside to keep the 5’3″ Gallo at bay and to pull ahead on the scorecards. By the seventh round, Carlson nearly had Gallo out on his feet but Gallo was determined to see the final bell and endured another round of punishment to do so. By scores of 78-74, 78-74 and 77-75, Carlson kept his record perfect and made the successful step up in class. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Escalante Erases Trejo

By Robert Hough
Photos: Tri Nguyen

Bantamweight Bruno Escalante (12-1-1, 6 KOs) pulverized Lorenzo Trejo (33-29-1, 20 KOs) with a first-round, no-count knockout with a left to the body and right to the head – the third fight in a row in which the fighter from Sonora, Mexico, has been stopped in the first round.

Escalante, from Cebu, the Philippines and fighting in his adopted hometown at the Fox Theater in Redwood City, Calif., said after the fight that he tried to step up his power. “We were working on a lot of things and for this fight we focused on throwing powerful punches with both hands, especially my right, said the 25-year-old southpaw. “I saw he was going for my feints so I set him up.”

Trejo, 36, offered little resistance or offense as Escalante, who was dramatically faster and more active, pressed the action before finishing it at 3:00 of the opening round. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez, Lomachenko, Stieglitz and Crawford expected to win tonight

By Karl Freitag

Scores will be settled and champions could fall on a day of intriguing fights.

San Antonio, Texas: An in-shape Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is a healthy -450 favorite to take care of business against Bryan Vera (+425). Chavez is looking to make a statement against Vera after struggling mightily in their first encounter last September.

In the co-feature, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is a -450 favorite to win the vacant WBO featherweight belt against Orlando Salido (+450), who lost the title yesterday on the scale. If Lomachenko wins the title in his second pro fight as oddsmakers expect, he will break the record of Thailand’s Saensak Muangsurin who won the WBC super lightweight belt in his third pro fight.

HBO will televise.

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Magdeburg, Germany: WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz is a -200 favorite to retain his title against former two-division world champion Arthur Abraham (+225) in their rubber match. The series is tied at 1-1, with Stieglitz dealing a beatdown to King Arthur 12 months ago in their most recent fight. Stieglitz also has the hometown advantage in a bout billed as “Welcome to the Lion’s Den!”

ESPN3.com will stream.

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Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish icon Ricky Burns is expected to fall against American challenger Terence Crawford. Despite the hostile surroundings, Nebraskan Crawford is -225 to dethrone Burns (+225), who has been a world champion since defeating Rocky Martinez in 2010. This will be Burns’ tenth consecutive world title clash. He suffered a broken jaw in his last defense in September, a controversial draw against Ray Beltran.

AWE and www.awetv.com will carry the fight.



March 1st, 2014

UFC

UFN Macao: Kim Now the KO King

South Korean welterweight contender Kim Dong Hyun not only made his case for inclusion in the title picture Saturday at Cotai Arena in Macao, China, but he also delivered an early Knockout of the Year candidate with a stunning spinning back elbow finish of John Hathaway that ended their UFC Fight Night main event in the third round . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 8 from London, England at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT Click here for more info



March 1st, 2014

UFC

UFN Macao Prelims: Korean Bulldozer Outlasts Tokudome

South Korea’s Yui Chul Nam made quite an impression in his UFC debut Saturday, winning a thrilling back-and-forth split decision over Kazuki Tokudome in UFC Fight Night prelim action at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China. Scores were 29-27, 29-28, and 27-28 for Nam, now 18-4-1; Tokudome falls to 12-5-1 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Full report from Verona, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Andy Newman

Another frigid night in Upstate, New York couldn’t keep fight fans away for the second straight night of boxing. Shobox aired three action packed fights promoted by Mayweather Promotions at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. Super middleweight J’Leon Love finally stopped a a very game a determined Vladine “Mr. Providence” Biosse in the waning moments of the tenth and final round in the headliner. Unsung super middleweight Derek Edwards shocked previously undefeated Badou Jack in a two knockdown, one round, one minute, one second destruction. Chris Pearson took a very tough eight round decision in coming of the canvas, over rugged Lanardo Tyner in a middleweight scrap. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scale

Tonight at the North Atlanta Trade Center, Atlanta Fight Night Promotion will present a card featuring would be hopefuls and road warriors. The main event will feature heavyweights Jamal Woods (3-11 4KO) vs. Brian Rollins (1-2 1KO). The co-main event will feature a featherweight rematch between Melissa “Hurricane Shark” Hernandez (18-5-3 6KO) vs. Nicole “Notorious” Woods (11-12-3 3KO). Hernandez beat Woods via a 10 round unanimous decision in 2012.

Brian Rollins 236 vs. Jamal Woods 236
Mellissa Hernandez 138 vs. Nicole Woods 139

Cameron Springer 129 vs. Robert Sinclair Tabaron High 124
Steve Andrade 150 vs. Antonio Moody 147
Mauricio Ramos 138 vs. Greg Faust 140
Patrick Riley 123 vs. Ernest Butts III 131
Felix Fernandez 141 vs. Malik Cooper 147
Jose Martinez 135 vs. Anthony Ganway 142
Timothy Hall 171 vs. Rashad Jones 178

Venue: North Atlanta Trade Center
1700 Jeurgens Ct, Norcross
GA 30093

Doors Open at 6. Fights at 7:30



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Edmonton

By Dave Spencer

Jelena Mrdjenovich 131 vs. Zarika Fatuma 126.8
Adam Trupish 163 vs. Phil Rose 165.4
Cam O’Connell 138.8 vs. Resse Chapman 134.4
Josh Wagner 153.6 vs. Luke Moore 142.4
Sheena Kaine 134.6 vs. Angel Anderson 136
Lukasz Wierzbicki 150.4 vs. Antonio Dos Santos 155.6
Cody Ries 159.8 vs. Matthew Jelly 158.4
Jama Mohamad 130 vs. Eric Huang 129

Venue: Shaw Conference Centre
Promoter: KO Boxing Promtions



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Diane Prazak 127.7 vs. Shannan O’Connel 129
(WBC female super featherweight)

Jake Carr 171.2 vs. Lyndon Edney 183.4
Mathew Lytwynenko 147.7 vs. Darren Askew 149.5
Ibrahim Balla 121.6 vs. Thongtaeng Muangsima 118.6
Joel Camilleri 152.4 vs. Michael Dan 153
Daniel Smith 160.7 vs. Nigel Velouté 161.9

Venue: Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia
Promoter: Barry Michael

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March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Helebe retains SA bantamweight title by split decision

By Ron Jackson

Toto Helebe retained his South African bantamweight title with a hard-fought 12 round split points decision over mandatory challenger Cebo Ngema at the Cape Tsogo Sun on Friday night. The Cape Town-based Toto, making his second title defence, won with scores 116-112 and 117-113 from two judges and the third judge scored it 117-114 in favour of Ngema. (more…)



March 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino Tournament Results

By Sam Geraci at ringside

ESPN2′s “Boxcino 2014″ tournament resumed on Friday night at Harrah’s Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, with the quarterfinals of middleweight portion of the competition.

Willie Monroe Jr. (16-1, 6 KOs) outpointed Donatas Bondas (18-5-1, 6 KOs) over six rounds. Bondas pressed the action, but Monroe got the nod by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 59-55.

Unbeaten Vitalii Kopylenko (22-0, 12 KOs) scored a second round TKO over Cerresso Fort (17-3-1, 11 KOs). Kopylenko dropped Fort in round two and the bout was waved off moments later. Time was :43.

Raymond Gatica (14-2, 8 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten Sena Agbeko (15-1,15 KOs) in round four. Gattica staggered Agbeko in round three, but seemed to punch himself out. A rejuvenated Gattica came out with a barrage of punches in round four to get the stoppage. Time was 1:06.

Brandon Adams (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Daniel Edouard (23-5-2, 14 KOs) when Edouard chose not to continue at the beginning of round five. Adams dropped Edouard with a left hook in round four.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Love defeats Biosse, Edwards shocks Jack, Pearson survives Tyner

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

In a bloody fight, undefeated super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Vladine Blosse (15-3-2, 7 KOs) on Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY. Love punished and outclassed the very game Biosse throughout the fight. Referee Benjy Estevez finally waved it off in the tenth at :45.

In a shocker, super middleweight Derreck Edwards (26-3-1, 13 KOs) scored a first round KO over previously unbeaten Badou Jack (16-1, 9 KOs). Jack was down twice. The bout lasted 61 seconds.

Undefeated middleweight Chris Pearson (14-0, 10 KOs) survived a sixth round knockdown to take a close eight round split decision over Lanardo Tyner (31-9-2, 20 KOs). Scores were 76-75 for Tyner, and 78-73 twice for Pearson.

Off-TV Results…



February 28th, 2014

UFC

Machida to fight Weidman in main event at UFC 173

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will face off against UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 173 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 24. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Rios looks to extend unbeaten streak against Cancio

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes brings the Golden Boy Live! series to the UIC Pavilion on Monday, April 14 for the 10-round junior lightweight bout between unbeaten Ronny Rios (22-0, 10 KOs) and fellow prospect Andrew “Chango” Cancio (15-2-2, 11 KOs).

Local standouts featured on the undercard include Harvey’s Jose Arambula (6-0, 3 KOs), who will be facing off in a six-round lightweight bout against Milwaukee’s David Diaz (4-0-1, 2 KOs), 19-year-old lightweight phenom Jose Felix Quezada (1-0, 1 KO) of Alsip, who stole the show earlier this month with a magnificent professional debut at the Pavilion, six-time Chicago Golden Gloves champion Kristen Gearhart (3-0, 1 KO) of Oak Park, lightweight Jose Romero (1-1) and super middleweight Israel Echevarria (2-2, 2KOs) of Chicago. Opponents for Quezada, Gearhart, Romero and Echevarria, all of whom are competing in four-round bouts, will be announced shortly.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Mexican stand-off between Stiverne-Arreola

By Dave Spencer

After walking into the lion’s den and coming away victorious, handlers of the WBC #1 ranked Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) are balking about a venturing to Mexico for a proposed rematch with Chris Arreola (36-3, 31 KOs) for the now vacant crown. “I don’t want to go to California, why would I want to go to Mexico?” Stiverne’s manager Camille Estephan told FightNews.

The proposed June bout between the number one and number two contenders who met last April with Stiverne winning a convincing 12 round decision now has Villahermosa, Mexico as a possible location.

“We’re going to have evaluate things,” said Estephan, “It’s not like us to back away from challenges, ever; we never have in the past. Will we now? We will have to take a smart decision, a business decision, there’s other fights out there for us, but we really want that belt.” (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Thompson Boxing inks heavyweight Justin Davenport

Heavyweight prospect Justin Davenport (1-0-1, 1 KO) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Thompson Boxing Promotions. The six-foot-six, 255-pound Davenport fought on the undercard of a recent Thompson Boxing event. He thrilled the crowd when he delivered a stunning first-round, one-punch knockout of Justin Goslee. Shortly thereafter, both sides began discussions on a promotional deal. (more…)



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Yannick defeats Van Nimwegen

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBO super middleweight challenger Serge Yannick (16-4, 7 KOs) outscored Michael Van Nimwegen (7-3, 4 KOs) in the main event bout at the Melbourne Pavillion at Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores 59-55, 59-56, 59-56. Yannick challenged Thomas Oosthuizen unsuccessfully for the IBO 168 pound title in 2012 suffering a six round stoppage. Serge was born in the Cameroon in 1983 but has been based in Australia since 2006. Yannick is scheduled to box WBA #11 Ben McCulloch on April 24 in Melbourne.



February 28th, 2014

UFC

UFN Macao Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Kim Dong Hyun and John Hathaway and the Ultimate Fighter China welterweight final between Zhang Lipeng and Wang Sai, airs live on UFC Fight Pass from the CotaiArena in Macao, China beginning at 5:45am ET / 2:45am PT.

FIGHT PASS MAIN EVENT
John Hathaway (171) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)

FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
TUF CHINA WELTERWEIGHT FINAL
Zhang Lipeng (170) VS Wang Sai (170)

Shawn Jordan (261) VS Matt Mitrione (260)
Ivan Menjivar (146) VS Hatsu Hioki (146)

FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Nam Yui Chul (154) VS Kazuki Tokudome (155)
Vaughan Lee (136) VS Nam Phan (136)
Wang Anying (171) VS Albert Cheng (170)
Mark Eddiva (145) VS Jumabieke Tuerxun (145)

The fight between Zak Cummings and Alberto Mina was scrapped when Cummings did not make weight.

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February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Update: Morales back in Tijuana

Update: Still nothing official, but inside sources very close to the situation tell us that Erik left his high altitude Otomi training camp and is back in Tijuana with his family.

Mexican ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales was forced to pull out of his March 22 clash in Monterrey, Mexico, with Jorge Paez Jr. citing a hand injury. Paez will now face Amir Khan-conqueror Bredis Prescott.



February 28th, 2014

Boxing News

Salido loses title on the scale, Lomachenko, Chavez Jr, Vera make weight

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. avoided a $250,000 fine by making the 168lb contract weight for Saturday’s rematch with Bryan Vera. However, WBO featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido failed to make the 126 lb. featherweight limit and lost his world title on the scale. Salido didn’t attempt to lose the extra weight and will pay a fine of $15,000. Only Lomachenko can win the title on Saturday night.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 167.5 vs. Brian Vera 167.5

Orlando Salido 128.25 vs. Vasyl Lomachenko 125.25
(WBO featherweight title)

Venue: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

More weights and photos…



February 28th, 2014




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