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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over ...

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Photos: Scott Foster Super flyweight Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan "El Loquito" Kantun (21-7-3, 15 ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

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Boxing News

Brähmer, Zbik Workouts

Photo: Eroll Popova

Photo: Eroll Popova

Fight fans at the Schlosspark Center in Schwerin, Germany, were thrilled this week when local world champions Jürgen Brähmer and Sebastian Zbik engaged in a spirited public workout in advance of their “Homecoming” title defenses on Saturday at the Schwerin Sport and Kongresshalle. Also on hand were world title challengers challengers Dmitry Sukhotsky and Emanuele Della Rosa, plus debuting amateur world champion Jack Culcay, Olympic gold medalist Rachim Chachkiev, unbeaten featherweight Marcel Meyerdiercks and hot flyweight Pal “Pimpa” Bedak. (more…)



December 16th, 2009



Boxing News

Haye Camp denies Klitschko deal

Reports in the British press of a bout agreement reached between world heavyweight titleholders David Haye and Vitali Klitschko are wide of the mark, insist ‘The Hayemaker’s trainer and manager Adam Booth. It had been reported that WBC champion Klitschko claimed a ‘preliminary agreement’ was struck with Haye to meet at some stage in 2010. However, Booth has strongly disputed these comments, reiterating that no contact has been made with the Klitschko camp since Haye’s November title triumph over Nikolai Valuev. “There is absolutely no agreement in place for David Haye to face Vitali Klitschko next year,” said Booth. “We have had no contact with Vitali Klitschko or his team and were surprised to see him make those comments over the weekend. David’s next fight will be against American mandatory (number one) challenger John Ruiz, and that will go ahead in either April or May. It will take place in England and David will need to be at his best to come through that. The Klitschkos are very much on our agenda for 2010, but nothing is set in place and nothing has been agreed or arranged. We haven’t heard anything from the Klitschko camp since David won the WBA title and subsequently strengthened his bargaining position.”



December 16th, 2009

UFC

Mizugaki plans birthday bash

Cerrone-Ratcliff live on VERSUS Dec. 19!

i.cfcAfter back-to-back battles with marquee bantamweights Miguel Torres and Jeff Curran, Japan’s Takeya Mizugaki didn’t require any pep talks from his coaches to get stoked for his next challenge, Scott “Young Guns” Jorgensen. With his 26th birthday coming on Wednesday, Mizugaki refuses to let overconfidence spoil his gift to himself at WEC 45 on Saturday night . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Hasegawa aims for 10th defense

By Joe Koizumi

Formidable WBC bantamweight champ Hozumi Hasegawa (27-2, 11 KOs), Japan, today welcomed his twenty-ninth birthday two days before his title defense against Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez (18-1-1-3NC, 12 KOs), who expressed his sportsmanlike congratulations at a press conference on Wednesday in Kobe, Japan. The champ is making his tenth defense since dethroning Veeraphol Nakhornluang-Promotion more than four years ago. (more…)



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Chris John staying at 126

By Bob Hough

Chris John will stay at 126 pounds and not fight Robert Guerrero, according to John’s U.S. adviser Samson Lewkowicz—contrary to Guerrero’s comments to Fightnews that the two would meet early in 2010. The Indonesian fighter is enjoying a vacation and is likely to fight again in April, Lewkowicz added. There were brief discussions with Golden Boy Promotions about John moving up to 130 pounds and fighting Guerrero, but the talks never reached a substantive level because John wants to stay at 126, Lewkowicz said.



December 16th, 2009

Feature Story

Green wants B-hop!

Story by Igor Frank
Photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda

Who is Danny “The Green Machine” Green?

Not many American fight fans knew who he was until he knocked out Roy Jones Jr. in the first round two weeks ago in his native Australia . . . Click here for full story



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Vukuza to defend SA feather title

By Ron Jackson

Luthando Vukuza makes the first defence of his South African featherweight title against Sabelo Jubatha at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. The tournament is promoted by Koko Godlo’s KK Productions in conjunction with Siphatho Handi’s Mamali Boxing Promotions. (more…)



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Valuev in 2010?

By Alexey Potapov

Former WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev (50-2, 34 KOs) has told Fightnews.com that he’s looking to fight against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (39-2, 37 KOs) in 2010. “I wish to fight against Vitali Klitschko,” said the Russian Giant. “It’ll be an entertaining fight. It’ll be more interesting than when I fought David Haye. The whole fight he just ran from me. Vitali is a great champion. I guarantee it’ll be a big fight. Vitali, I’m ready to fight. Are you?” Valuev lost his WBA world title against David Haye by majority decision in November, while Klitschko won a unanimous decision over Kevin Johnson in Berne, Switzerland last weekend. “For me it’s important to meet with David Haye so the Klitschko brothers can get all the world champion belts, but a fight against Nikolay Valuev would be interesting to millions of boxing fans,” Klitschko told Fightnews.com. “But if Haye continues to duck me, my team will begin negotiations for a fight against Valuev in 2010.”



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik, Espino Quotes

T-minus four days and counting until world middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (35-1, 31 KOs), of Youngstown, Ohio, defends his title against the WBC’s No. 3-rated contender Miguel Espino (20-2-1, 9 KOs), of North Hollywood, Calif., at Youngstown State University’s Beeghly Center.  Promoted by Top Rank, the Pavlik-Espino world title tilt will headline a two-country world championship doubleheader produced and distributed Live on Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET /  6 p.m. PT this Saturday.   The suggested retail price is $39.95. Today, both fighters hosted media workouts at Jack Loew’s South Side Boxing Club in Youngstown. Here’s what they had to say. (more…)



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Soto trains in Ciudad Obregon

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Boxing

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Boxing

Two-time world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto arrived yesterday in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico, but today he worked-out at the Gold Gym as he put the final touches in on his preparation for his Saturday night fight against former world champion Jesús “Matador” Chávez that will be televised in the United States by Top Rank pay-per-view as part of a big doubleheader championship card. Soto will take on Chavez in a 10 round lightweight bout, and Alex Valdez will challenge Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA interim bantamweight championship in the main event in Ciudad Obregon, while Kelly Pavlik will defend his WBC and WBO middleweight belts against Miguel Espino in the main event of the televised card from Youngstown, Ohio. In another televised bout, undefeated Vanes Martiroysan will take on Willie Lee in a battle for the NABF super welterweight crown. Click here for more photos…



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Bolling-Yannick collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former Australian amateur star Michael Bolling (9-0, 8 KOs) will be the favorite in his bout against Serge Yannick (4-0, 3 KOs) on Friday over ten rounds with the Australian 168 belt up for grabs at the Cronulla Leagues club, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Yannick, 26 years, is originally from the Cameroon but has been based in Australia for several months. Former IBO 130 pound champion and current IBF #10 featherweight Billy Dib will be boxing on the undercard. The promoter is Left Hook Promotions.



December 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Kiattaweesuk-Verano meet Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

World bantamweight contender Tantong Kiattaweesuk (15-0, 11 KOs) will defend the IBF Pan Pacific 118 pound title against Filipino Janrey Verano (16-12-1) in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Verano has boxed several world class boxers in Thailand including current WBC #6 and IBF #13 David Lookmahanak. Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang said: “Kiattaweesuk should have a good test against Verano who gave world class Thai boxers Chatchai Sasakul and David Lookmahanak tough fights. He was unlucky not to get the decision against Lookmahanak only losing by majority decision after twelve rounds. Kiattaweesuk is an excellent boxer who has represented Thailand as an amateur and was also national Muay Tai champion.” IBF #12 Kiattaweesuk is chasing a shot at the IBF bantamweight champion Yonnhy Perez.



December 16th, 2009

UFC

WEC announces Mar. 6 show

The city of Columbus, Ohio has a tradition of showcasing some of the best in the worlds of fitness, bodybuilding, martial arts, and wrestling during the first weekend of March. The recent trend of premier mixed martial arts competition invading Ohio continues this year, as World Extreme Cagefighting® brings the greatest lighter weight fighters in the sport to Nationwide Arena. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik/Espino workout

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

World middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik hits the mitts with trainer Jack Loew during training Tuesday in Youngstown, Ohio for his upcoming world middleweight championship against the WBC No. 3 rated middleweight contender Miguel Espino, Los Angeles, California on Saturday, December 19 at the Beeghly Center at Youngstown State University. This event is produced and distributed live on pay-per-view by Top Rank. Click here for more Pavlik/Espino workout photos…



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxeo Boricua Presser

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

Comfortable with this new opportunity and excited about the intensive work that he’s done since his last fight on October 31st (when he defeated Martín Ramírez), José Miguel Cotto is feeling eager to step again into the ring. “Now I feel much more comfortable and in better condition, not only physically but also in spirit,” explained JM Cotto (30-1-1, 22 KOs), who also emphasized he’s feeling great at junior welterweight and expects next year will bring him a championship in this division. Promoter and former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto said his brother’s comeback has been a huge one. “I have no doubts that great things will come to him in 2010,” he assured. JM Cotto will face Colombian Ilido Julio (39-15-1, 35 KOs) on Saturday in the event Boxeo Boricua en Caguas. Also hot lightweight prospect Abner Cotto (5-0, 3 KOs) and junior featherweight Jayson Vélez (10-0, 9 KOs) will be part of this exciting show. Tickets available in Ticketcenter.com; (787) 792-5000, prices: $12, $25, $35.



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Estrada undergoes surgery

On Tuesday of last week, US Olympian and current undefeated super middleweight boxer Shawn Estrada underwent surgery at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles. The surgery, headed up by Dr. Roy Meals at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, involved repairing a ruptured extensor tendon in the sagittal band of Estrada’s right ring finger which was injured in sparring while the hot East L.A. prospect was preparing for a scheduled November 28 bout. “The doctors basically told us by doing surgery the injury should never re-occur or be a problem again. He should be ready to return to the ring in three months,” Estrada’s co-manager Eric Scholnick said.



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Wang Ya Nan in action Sun

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBC female middleweight champion Wang “China Girl” Ya Nan (7-0, 3 KOs) of China will clash with Charity “Scary” Mukami (4-2) of Kenya over ten rounds Sunday at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Wang Ya Nan captured the WBC title in November 2008 when she outpointed over ten rounds Akondaye Fountain (7-1-1) of the USA. Wang Ya Nan is five inches taller than the 5’4 Mukambi. The WBC champion is managed by Yang Ze Ming and is promoted by Peter Maniatis and Michael Yang. Maniatis said: “I am very lucky to be ‘China Girls’ promoter.”



December 15th, 2009

Feature Story

Guerrero headlines Friday

Last live ShoBox telecast of 2009

Top middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero will put his unbeaten record on the line against Jesse Nicklow in a 10-round middleweight bout in the main event of the final ShoBox: The New Generation telecast of the year on Friday, Dec. 18 LIVE on SHOWTIME ® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). Two exciting co-features will showcase four undefeated prospects in their toughest challenges to date. Knockout artist Lanard Lane (9-0, 6 KOs) will take on Said El Harrack (8-0, 3 KOs) in an eight-round welterweight bout. Hard-hitting Shawn Porter (11-0, 9 KOs) will face the dangerous Jamar Patterson (8-0, 4 KOs) in an eight round jr. middleweight bout. The fights will originate from Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minn. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Feature Story

Brähmer, Zbik presser

Photo: Eroll Popova

Photo: Eroll Popova

On Saturday in Schwerin, the capital of the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, will host an special “Universum Champions Night” with two world championship fights and a much-anticipated debut. The event at the Sport and Kongresshalle will feature local boys and world champions Jürgen Brähmer and Sebastian Zbik. Today all boxers met for the first time in a frosty atmosphere at a press conference held at the Alpine Centre Hamburg-Wittenburg. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

King Arthur honored again

Photo: Team Sauerland

Photo: Team Sauerland

King Arthur Abraham crowned a sensational year by winning the prestigious German Boxer of the Year Award for the fourth straight time. The 29-year-old, who is leading the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament following his spectacular KO victory over Jermain Taylor, received the most votes from the readers of Germany’s BoxSport Magazine, edging out both Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko yet again.



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

WapakMan

Manny Pacquiao stars in “WapakMan,” a new action/comedy movie scheduled to come out in the Philippines on December 25th. In the movie, Pacquiao develops super powers, which he must use to fight bad guy Batista, the wrestler from the WWE. Click here to see the movie poster



December 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Serie upsets #9 Kimura

#15 Onodera victorious

By Joe Koizumi

Unheralded, unexpected and awkward Masaaki Serie (15-3, 6 KOs), 121.5, very amazingly wrested the Japanese national 122-pound belt as he kept landing a roundhouse left uppercut to the belly at a time to WBC#9/WBA#9 super-bantam Shoji Kimura (23-3-2, 9 KOs), 122, winning a split but popular decision (98-95, 97-95 and 95-96) over ten lousy rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Kimura looked so terrible, lacking usual speed, aggressiveness and zip that he repeated grabbing the unorthodox underdog especially in the second half. Serie, six years his junior at 26, displayed his fighting spirit, neither skills nor speed, to be in command down the stretch. With his awkwardly wide stance, Serie didn’t look to have properly learnt how to box, but was fortunate enough to seize the belt from the sluggish champ.
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In a companion national title go, Japanese 140-pound champ, WBA#15 Yosukezan Onodera (21-1-1, 8 KOs), 139.75, easily kept his belt when he swarmed over southpaw footworker Akihito Nishio (13-6-2, 8 KOs), 139.75, and finally brought him to a standstill with a flurry of punches to prompt the referee’s intervention at 1:36 of the sixth session. Onodera fought like Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom, throwing too many open blows to the lanky challenger without heart. Promoter: Hanagata Promotions.



December 15th, 2009

Feature Story

Pavlik-Espino: Hard Roads, Hunger

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Chris Farina/Top Rank

By Bob Hough

Kelly Pavlik says he’s hungry for a big win. He thinks he needs one. Pavlik (35 31 KOs) returns to the ring December 19th in his hometown, Youngstown, Ohio, against Miguel Espino (20 2 9KOs), after a tumultuous stretch of rescheduling a fight with Paul Williams, battling serious health problems—which his promoter said were life-threatening—related to a left-hand injury, canceling a fight with Williams and making the Espino fight shortly afterward. “If there are critics now, there are going to be a lot more if I don’t dominate,” Pavlik said during a recent conference call to talk about the fight, which will be shown on pay-per-view. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Edwin Valero workout

Edwin Valero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC lightweight world champion Edwin Valero (25-0, 25 KOs) looked sharp in a public workout in advance of Saturday’s title defense against Hector Velázquez (51-13-2, 35 KOs) at the Polideportivo José María Vargas in La Guaira, Venezuela. “We’re in the prior days to the fight and for that reason we should wind down. Already we are practically ready, we just need to comply with the weight.” Valero prepared to this bout for three months and sparred some 90 rounds. He’s looking forward to fighting for the Venezuelan public, “I ask the fans to come and accompany me, and if in case they can’t do it, then see it on television at 7:30 pm.” If Valero wins as expected, he is slated to face interim champion Antonio DeMarco in a highly attractive clash televised by SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on February 6. More photos…



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Ellis challenges Mundine

Photo: Ray Wheatley--World of Boxing

Photo: Ray Wheatley--World of Boxing

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBF Pan Pacific welterweight champion Heath “The Heat” Ellis officially challenged two-time WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine. Mundine challenged Australia’s Rob Medley for the vacant IBO light middleweight title on January 11, 2010 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Ellis said: “Mundine is fond of fighting Australian’s. If he’s just fought Australia’s best middleweight and now Australia’s best light middleweight, then why doesn’t he step down another division and fight Australia’s best welterweight!” (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Katsidis targets Marquez

By Craig Watt

Australian lightweight WBO interim champion Michael Katsidis has re-affirmed his desire to take on the full WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez in his next bout after he rests in Las Vegas following the birth of his new daughter Kalia Rose who was born last week. Negotiations are continuing for a bout with WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who must fight Katsidis or relinquish his title. Katsidis’ manager Brendon Smith met with Oscar De La Hoya, who heads Golden Boy Promotions, in the United States last week with the aim of making the fight a reality. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

New edition of Boxeo La Revista

Jimenez Communications Inc and Rafael Soto Comunicaciones announced today that the ninth edition of Boxeo La Revista will be available this Saturday, December 19th, as the official program of “Gala of Champions” a world championship card to be held in Ciudad Obregon. The magazine includes stories on world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto, his opponent two-time world champion Jesus “Matador” Chavez, as well as features on local idol Alejandro Valdez and Nehomar Cermeno who will be fighting for the WBA Interim bantamweight world championship. The 12-page glossy souvenir magazine also has a feature on former world champion Jose Luis Castillo and top contender Hernan “Tyson” Marquez. “We are very excited about our final official program for 2009 that has so much to offer via our digital issue to boxing fans all over the world. We hope that everyone will enjoy it,” said Rafael Soto, editor of Boxeo La Revista. The digital edition of the magazine can be found here. (more…)



December 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Tua returns in March

Duco Events has called a press conference on Wednesday in Auckland, New Zealand, to announce that heavyweight David Tua will face of against Friday “the 13th” Ahunanya in March with a date and venue to be named. The public appetite to see David Tua in action is at an all time high in New Zealand after his destruction job on Shane Cameron in October’s Fight of the Century. Ahunanya inflicted the first career defeat on Cameron in 2007 and has ‘called out’ Tua numerous times since they sparred together in 2001. “I want to destroy Friday,” said Tua. “I want it to be destructive. It has to be because I need people in the States to hear some noise from Down Under.” Ahunanya stated, “I’m coming to New Zealand to win. I’m going to knock David Tua out. And if I can’t do that I’ll win the fight on points. Anyone who understands how to box – understands the science of boxing – can beat David Tua. And I’ll prove it.”



December 15th, 2009

Announcement

Stacked TKO card Dec. 17!

Fight fans in Southern California will be treated to world class professional boxing at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles this Thursday night, December 17th as TKO Boxing Promotions presents “Fight Night at the Commerce.”

Advance tickets for “Fight Night at the Commerce,” starting at $25 can be purchased through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000). The Commerce Casino is located at 6131 Telegraph Rd. Doors on the evening of event will open at 7pm, with the first bell at 8pm . . . Click here for more



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

JM Cotto targets big names

Promociones Miguel Cotto

Promociones Miguel Cotto

Competing in his third fight in 2009, JM Cotto (30-1-1, 22 KOs) returns this Saturday against Colombian veteran Ilido Julio (39-15-1, 35 KOs) in a show promoted by his brother, former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto. “I’m ready to have a big win over Ilido Julio this Saturday, and after that I’m ready to fight anyone out there in the junior welterweight division,” said JM Cotto. “Bring me Urango, Malignaggi, Bradley, Khan, anyone. I’m hungrier than ever and 2010 will be my year.” Miguel Cotto added, “He looks determined and ready for action. We’ll make big fights with him in 2010.” Boxeo Boricua in Caguas will take place at the Roger Mendoza Coliseum in Caguas Saturday December 19.



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Funeka to face Reyes

A reliable source has informed that the IBF has ordered negotiations to begin for a bout between two-time world title challenger Ali Funeka (30-2-3, 25 KOs) and IBF world ranked Rolando Reyes (31-4-2, 20 KOs) for the vacant IBF lightweight title. Funeka is coming off of what many felt was a controversial draw he should have won with former two-divisional world champion Joan Guzman (29-0-1, 17 KOs). Team Guzman afterward released a statement defending the draw. Guzman is currently on medical suspension due to a fractured nose and stitches suffered from his bout with Funeka. Team Guzman had complained of headbutts on the part of Funeka to Guzman throughout their bout. An letter was sent to all parties from the IBF informing them of Funeka vs. Reyes. Guzman is on a 30 day suspension and this is the reason why the IBF bypassed him at this time to contend for the world title. The parties have 30 days to reach an agreement.



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Cermeño in Obregon

Photo: Zanfer Boxing

Photo: Zanfer Boxing

Venezuelan WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeño arrived last night at the International Airport in Ciudad Obregon, Mexico to make his second defense against Alejandro “Alex” Valdez on Saturday, December 19. Cermeno (18-0, 10 KOs) vs Valdez (22-3-3, 15 KOs) will be a stellar clash presented by Zanfer Promotions and Larsa Communications and will be televised throughout Mexico on TV Azteca and in the United States on pay-per-view. (more…)



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

‘Golden Jack’ debuts

Universum Box-Promotion’s ‘Golden Jack’ Culcay-Keth will make his anticipated professional debut this Saturday on undercard of Universum’s world title twinbill at the Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany. Culcay-Keth’s name has been all over the German media since winning the 2009 Gold Medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Milano, Italy. This was a feat that hadn’t been done in 14 years by a German fighter. Culcay-Keth was born in Ambato, Ecuador to a German mother and an Ecuadorian father. He has been raised in Germany since the age of 6 and is a German citizen. He speaks both German and Spanish fluently. Culcay-Keth’s very exciting fight style is very different from many European-style fighters and appears to have the tools to become a star. (more…)



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Nicklow ready for ShoBox

Mike Greenhill

Mike Greenhill

By Gary “Digital” Williams

While his opponent is no Apollo Creed, the boxing career of Baltimore middleweight Jessie “The Beast” Nicklow will take a Rocky-like turn on Friday, December 18 when he battles outside his home area of Maryland-DC-Virginia for the first time in his pro career. Nicklow (19-1-2, 7 KOs) travels to the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN for a 10-round main event bout against, ironically, another Maryland boxer – highly-touted and undefeated Fernando Guerrero (16-0, 13 KOs) of Salisbury. The bout will be carried live on Showtime as the lead bout on the network’s ShoBox telecast. The bout will also be Nicklow’s national television debut. (more…)



December 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Maddalone ready for Mormeck

When heavyweight fan favorite Vinny Maddalone (32-5, 23KO) takes on former two-time cruiserweight champion Jean Marc Mormeck (33-4, 22KO) this Thursday, one thing is for sure, the fans in attendance will be treated to one very exciting fight. The bout, scheduled for eight rounds, will take place at the Halle Carpentier Arena in Mormeck’s native Paris, France. “I can’t wait to get into the ring and go to war with Mormeck,” stated Maddalone. “Mormeck comes right at you and likes to bang, which is exactly the type of fight I dream about being in. There isn’t going to be any dancing around or pop shotting from the outside, this is going to be one of those old school fashion wars that boxing fans love to see. We are both going to be right in each other’s faces from the start of the fight, saying, ‘here I am, let me see what you got’. I’m really looking forward to putting on a fun and exciting show for all those in attendance come fight night.” (more…)



December 14th, 2009




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