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Santa Cruz, Frampton NYC media workout

Santa Cruz, Frampton NYC media workout

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime Undefeated featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz and undefeated former unified 122-pound world champion, Irish star Carl Frampton, ...

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Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero speaks

Robert The Ghost Guerrero speaks

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: John Aguon/Spike/Premier Boxing Champions Former world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) returns to the ring against David ...

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Dimitrenko: I am confident of defeating Parker

Dimitrenko: I am confident of defeating Parker

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron Giant 6'7 heavyweight Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) has arrived in New Zealand for ...

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Frampton: Santa Cruz fight “may be brutal”

Frampton: Santa Cruz fight “may be brutal”

By Matt Richardson In February, IBF junior featherweight champion Carl Frampton boxed in the biggest fight of his career. Unfortunately, it wasn’t much ...

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Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

Leo Santa Cruz: I Will Stay on Top of Him

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Undefeated WBA featherweight champion Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) of Lincoln Heights, California by ...

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UFC

UFC 132 at the scales

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 132 card, airing live on Pay-Per-View from at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to Spike TV at 8pm ET / 5pm PT to see live UFC 132 preliminary bouts, and those who “like” the UFC on Facebook can see the rest of the prelim bouts at 6:15 pm ET / 3:15 pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Dominick Cruz 134 vs. Urijah Faber 135

PPV
Chris Leben 185 vs.Wanderlei Silva 186
Ryan Bader 205vs.Tito Ortiz 205
Dong Hyun Kim (71 vs.Carlos Condit 170
Matt Wiman 156 vs.Dennis Siver 156

SPIKE TV PRELIMS
Shane Roller 155 vs.Melvin Guillard 155
Rafael Dos Anjos 155 vs.George Sotiropoulos 156

FACEBOOK FIGHTS
Takeya Mizugaki 136 vs.Brian Bowles 135
Aaron Simpson 185 vs.Brad Tavares 186
Andre Winner 155 vs.Anthony Njokuani 156
Jeff Hougland 135 vs.Donny Walker 135

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 2nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Gomez halts Proctor

Unbeaten junior welterweight Frankie Gomez (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of Khadaphi Proctor (7-6-1, 0 KOs) on Friday night at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The faster and more accurate Gomez scored a knockdown in round three and got the referee’s stop the following round. Time was 2:25.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Randy Caballero (12-0, 7 KOs) scores an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Alexis Santiago (7-1-1, 2 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73.

Unbeaten junior welterweight standout Antonio Orozco (11-0, 8 KOs) scored a third round KO over Joshua Beeman (4-10-2, 2 KOs).



July 2nd, 2011


Boxing Result

Lujan KOs Melligen in 9th

WBC #6, WBA #5, IBF #5 welterweight Sebastian Lujan (38-5-2, 24 KOs) broke down and knocked out hot prospect Mark Melligen (21-3, 14 KOs) in round nine on Friday night at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. The two-time world title challenger Lujan brutalized Melligen, dropping him in rounds six, seven and eight. Lujan finished Melligen with a fourth knockdown in round nine. Time was :45.

Unbeaten lightweight Mickey Bey (17-0-1, 8 KOs) scored a nice for4th round KO over Alejandro Rodriguez (12-4, 6 KOs). A big right hand sent Rodriguez to the deck. He struggled to his feet, but then collapsed again. Time was 2:10.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Lyell whallops Walker

Former IBF and WBC Silver middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (24-9) made his hometown return a successful one. Using superior skills and effective counter punching, Lyell outpointed Chicago veteran Michael Walker (19-9) over six rounds Friday at the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Scores were 60-54 on all cards.



July 1st, 2011


Boxing Result

Arroyo crushes Trejo

Photos: PRBBP/José Perez

Former Olympian flyweight prospect McWilliams Arroyo (8-1, 5 KOs) make quick work of three-time world title challenger Lorenzo Trejo (28-22, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Tomas Dones Coliseum in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. Arroyo dropped Trejo twice in round two and Trejo stayed on the deck after the second knockdown. Time was 1:11. Arroyo was originally slated to face Shawn Nichol (5-5, 5 KOs) .

6’6 heavyweight Carlos Negrón (13-0, 9 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Reggie Peña (6-8, 1 KO). Negron won by TKO at 2:36 of the second round when Peña didn’t want to continue.

Unbeaten super bantamweight Camilo Pérez (4-0, 3 KOs) outscored Eduardo Meléndez (4-9, 1 KOs) over four. Perez dropped Melendez in round three and won by unanimous decision when judges voted 40-35, 40-35 and 39-36. Click here for more photos…



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Marquez, Dapudong make weight

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Hernan “Tyson” Marquez 112 vs Edrin Dapudong 112
(WBA flyweight champion)

Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples (CUM), Hermosillo, MX
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: FOX Deportes

The referee is Raul Caiz. Judges are Ricardo Duncan, Rafael Carabano and Octavio Rodriguez. WBA Supervisor: Guy Jutras

Click here for more photos…



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Sosa, Paz make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Edgar Sosa 109.7 vs. Julio Paz 109.7
WBC International Flyweight Title
Giovanni Caro 120 vs. Simpiwe Vetyeka 121
WBC International Super Bantamweight Title
Esmeralda Moreno 106 vs. Mary Salinas 106.7
WBC female light flyweight title
Cristian Esquivel 119 vs. Jovanny Soto 119
Carlos Zárate Jr. 134.2 vs. Adrián Rodríguez 134.2
Venue: Plaza De Toros El Paseo, San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Promoter: Boxeo de Gala-Dr. Fausto Daniel Garcia
TV: Televisa
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July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez living his dream

About ten years ago, 11-year-old Hernan Marquez and his father Reynaldo, took the bus from Empalme, Sonora to Hermosillo, Sonora, to see one of their own in a championship bout at the Multi Use Center in Hermosillo. It was June 16,. 2001 and Jose Luis Castillo of Empalme was making the third defense of WBC lightweight title against Sung Hu Yuh during his first reign as a lightweight world champion. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Announcement

Veteran ref Terry Smith passes

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Terry Smith, former attorney and Sacramento boxing referee who officated several world title fights in the U.S. and abroad, has died. A native of England, Smith succumbed after a long illness Wednesday at age 76. He began his ring career as an amateur boxer, winning a 156-pound national title in 1959 for Sacramento State when boxing was an intercollegiate sport. In 1960, he was an alternate on a then Cassius Clay-led U.S. Olympic team but never saw action and then had a brief pro career. An attorney for the Sacramento District Attorney’s office, Smith was highly-respected by peers as a referee and judge, but his expertise was tested in a 1987 fight in Sacramento. He braved an angry crowd after disqualifying hometown favorite Tony Lopez for throwing an extra punch after flattening an opponent. To his credit, Lopez never held a grudge and won the rematch by knockout en route to a world junior-lightweight title. “Terry made the right call against Tony but, gosh, that took guts,” said friend and fellow ref Jon Schorle, who was tutored by Smith. Private services are planned.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Soto gives up WBC 135lb title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Humberto Soto has decided to give up the WBC lightweight world title and move up to the super lightweight in search of another world title. Soto, who defended last Saturday against Motoki Sasaki, has sent official notication to the World Boxing Council, announcing his decision to leave the division and thanking the WBC for the opportunities in his career. One source indicates that Soto could take a 10 rounder in September followed by a possible title fight. He has also been advised that the future current WBC world champion Timothy Bradley is uncertain.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Cruz ready for revenge

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Story by Andreas Hale

It’s about redemption, respect and revenge for UFC bantamweight champion Dominck Cruz when he defends his title against arch nemesis Urijah Faber at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye weigh-in



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Monterrey

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Arely Muciño (Mexico) 111.75 vs Soledad Macedo (Uruguay) 111.75
IBF flyweight world title

Yessica Chávez (Mexico) 107.80 vs Mayerli Altamar (Colombia) 105.75
IBF light flyweight world title

Katia Gutiérrez (Mexico) 104.75 vs Ana Arrazola (Mexico) 104.75
IBF miniumweight world title

Venue: Gimnasio Nuevo León, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico
Promoter: HG Boxing
TV: Televisa

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July 1st, 2011

Column

South Africa Fight Scene

By Ron Jackson

After three previous losing efforts in a challenge for a South African title, veteran Gideon Buthelezi won the vacant South African middleweight title in a closely fought split decision contest against Malibongwe Ndzube in KwaMashu, KwaZulu/Natal recently.
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It has been reported that Boxing South Africa is bankrupt. Executive board member Sakhiwo Sodo revealed the state of the controlling body’s finances at a recent function in East London. Sodo was reported as saying that BSA’s estimated debt to the South African Revenue Service is in the region of eight million rand.
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Xola Sifama makes the second defence of his South African flyweight title when he meets the mandatory challenger Doctor Ntsele on Sunday at the Orient Theatre in East London. The 30-year-old Sifama 9-2-1; 6 from Mdantsane has had a rather stop-start career before winning the vacant national crown in April last year when he knocked out Anele Makwhelo in the sixth round. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Vargas headlines in Primm

After events in April and May, Golden Boy Promotions returns to Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. on Friday, July 8. Unbeaten local hero Jessie Vargas (15-0, 8 KOs) steps into the ring to face veteran Walter Estrada (39-14-1, 25 KOs) in the main event of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” telecast. In the co-feature, unbeaten Southern California junior middleweights Alfonso Blanco (5-0, 2 KOs) and Cleveland H. Ishe (3-0, 1 KO) meet in a six-rounder.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

DiBella inks Alcine

DiBella Entertainment has added former WBA junior middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (32-2, 19 KOs) to its stable of fighters. Alcine, 35, is a Haitian-born Canadian who employs a very technical style of boxing but in a crowd-pleasing way. After an extended layoff, Alcine is ready to return to the ring. His next bout is not yet scheduled.



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Barros, Caballero make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA world featherweight champion Jonathan Barros made 123.75 pounds while former WBA/IBF world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero made ​​126 for Saturday’s fight to be held at the Polideportivo La Colonia, in Junin, Mendoza, Argentina. The battle between Barros and Caballero was scheduled for June 18 but had to be postponed, because the Panamanian boxer was unable to travel to Argentina due to the suspension of flights by volcanic ash from the volcano Puyehue. The referee of the bout will be Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico, while judges will be Raul Caiz (USA), Cesar Ramos (Puerto Rico) and Denny Nelson (USA). The supervisor will be Alberto Sarmiento (Venezuela).



July 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Pongsaklek retains WBC belt

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: WBC

WBC flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand kept his world title again the brave Japanese contender Takuya Kogawa on Friday in Hatyai, Thailand. It was an explosive battle of 12 rounds, in which the more experienced Pongsaklek did everything he needed to win the bout. Takuya was faster and with better technique at a distance, but veteran champion worked better when counter attacking and taking advantage of the mistakes of his rival, landing more demolishing left hooks. The official scores were: Stephen Blea (USA) 118-110; Jae Bon Kim (Korea) 116-112 and F. Marty, (Switzerland) 117-111, all in favor of the still champion of the world Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. After this battle Pongsaklek will wait for the former WBC Lt flyweight World Champion and current WBC International Flyweight champion Edgar Sosa, who will fight this Saturday in Mexico.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

A. Cotto to fight Cruz

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

As part of the Vélez vs. Valcárcel “Electrifying” promotion that Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment will present on Friday, July 15th at the Cosme Beitía Coliseum in Cataño, Puerto Rico, undefeated lightweight prospect Abner “Pin” Cotto (10-0, 5 KOs), the 2010 Rookie of the Year, will fight the power puncher Eric Cruz (11-7-3, 11 KOs) in an 8 round bout for the WBC lightweight FECARBOX title. “We know Eric Cruz well; we know that he is a hard puncher but we have concentrated in his style and have a fantastic strategy for a great victory on July 15th. This is another step in my career; fighting for the WBC FECARBOX title gives me extra motivation in the gym. I know that by winning this fight, I will be closer to my goal to become a world champion”, Abner Cotto said. For more information of “Electrifying” please visit www.promocionesmiguelcotto.com. Tickets are available in www.tcpr.com or by phone calling (787)792-5000. Prices $50,$25 and $15.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-in today!

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Reunion of SA boxing legends

By Ron Jackson

The fascination of old fighters continues long after they have retired because real boxing fans get to feel the punches and never forget their heroes. Sadly in South Africa we tend to forget our fighters from the past, but the East Rand Veterans Association, the newly formed Soweto Veterans Association, African Ring, Golden Gloves and Emperors Palace have joined hands to create awareness of the association of ex-fighters when a special function will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park to honour the greats from the past.

Among the old fighters who will be in attendance are Anthony Morodi, Kid Borias, Thomas Sithebe, Jan Bergman, Gerald Isaac, Alfred Buqwana, Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Dingaan Thobela, Sugarboy Malinga, Jimmy Abbott, Piet Crous, Freddie Rafferty, Brian Mitchell, Gerrie de Bruyn, Johnny Wood, Spider Kelly, Jan Kies, Jimmy Richards, Harold Volbrecht, Kosie Smith and many more. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Magdaleno-Perez Preview

ShoBox: The New Generation celebrates its 10th anniversary on Friday, July 15, live on SHOWTIME® at 11:05 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with exactly the type of doubleheader that has typified the popular, well-respected boxing series since its inception on July 21, 2001: Young, promising boxers in their toughest fights. In the Top Rank-promoted main event at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, local favorite and world-ranked southpaw, Diego Magdaleno (19-0, 7 KOs), of Las Vegas by way of Beverly Hills, Calif., and Los Angeles, will become the 84th boxer in ShoBox history to enter the ring undefeated when he defends his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) junior lightweight title against Alejandro “Alacran’’ Perez (15-2-1, 10 KOs), of Salinas, Calif.

The co-feature will match 130-pounders Casey “The Wizard” Ramos (13-0), of Austin, Tex., against Joselito Collado (12-0, 3 KOs), a Dominican fighting out of Queens, N.Y. The eight-round match will mark the 52nd time unbeaten boxers have been matched against each on ShoBox. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Cayo-Peterson confirmed

Due to injuries suffered in a car accident involving former lightweight champion Joel Casamayor, the lineup for the July 29 “Fight Night at The Cosmopolitan” event at the Chelsea Ballroom has changed. The Casamayor vs. Jorge Teron match-up has been cancelled. In its place, will be a 12-round IBF Super Lightweight Elimination bout between once-beaten IBF #3-rated Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (20-1, 18 KOs) and IBF #4-ranked Lamont Peterson (24-1-1, 14 KOs). They will be fighting for the #1 world ranking and the right to face the winner of July 23 bout between current IBF king Zab Judah and WBA champion Amir Khan.

The 10-round light heavyweight showdown between Edison “Pantera” Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs) and Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) will remain on the card.



July 1st, 2011

UFC

Ortiz: Nothing left to prove

UFC 132 is LIVE on PPV July 2!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

With the most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses in the history of the UFC, the former champ’s place in the history books is solidified. In spite of his accomplishments, Ortiz (15-8-1) sounds a lot like he’s going into his first bout this Saturday at UFC 132 . . . Click here for more

For more info on UFC 132 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Klitschko 242.6, Haye 212.8

Photos: Public Address/Stefan Hoyer and KMG

Just in: Wladimir Klitschko weighed 110 kilos/242.6 lbs and David Haye weighed 96.5 kilos/212.8 lbs for their heavyweight title unification clash on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.

Among 6000 enthusiastic fans was also former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. The fight will be shown live on RTL in Germany (9.45 p.m. CET). Sky Sports will carry the fight live on pay per view in the UK (8 p.m. BST). HBO will show the fight in the US (5 p.m. EST, 2 p.m. PST). (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Feature Story

Adamek talks Klitschko-Haye

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Photo: Wojtek Kubik

Heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek spoke with Fightnews.com about Saturday night’s heavyweight clash between WBA champion David Haye and WBO/IBF/IBO champ Wladimir Klitschko. Two months later, on September 10, Adamek will fight the older Klitschko brother Vitali for his WBC heavyweight belt in Poland. “David Haye is putting great pressure on himself with all those declarations and knockout predictions,” said Adamek. “I know – and Wlad also knows, for sure – that Haye wants Klitschko to fight an uncontrolled, very emotional fight. Not sure it will work, though. Hopefully Haye will not burn himself out, just spend his whole energy on talking, provoking, etc. I cannot imagine myself in the situation when I’m basically saying that the other guy is nothing and then be destroyed in the ring. I would vanish, change name, the whole works.” (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Gamboa in September?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez has been offered a bout against unbeaten former IBF and WBA featherweight world champion the Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa in September in Atlantic City. Gonzalez will make first defense of his title against Tomás “El Norteño” Villa in July 9 in Atlantic City. Gonzalez has expressed interest in a Gamboa fight, as well as unification clashes.



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing back in Commerce, CA

By Francisco Salazar

It will be an invasion of Oxnard fighters tonight at the Commerce Casino in Commerce, CA. Four fighters from the largest city in Ventura County will fight in separate four round bouts. Headlining the “Combat United” card, presented by All Star Boxing Promotions, Oxnard’s Javier Garcia (3-2-1, 3 KO’s) will take on Takashi Takenaka in a four round lightweight bout. Takenaka will be making his professional debut. Garcia has not fought in almost three years, when he lost a four round majority decision to Khadaphi Proctor. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Youngstown

In the Inaugural promotion for Ghost Promotions, owned by Youngstown’s Kelly Pavlik and Jack Loew, they have partnered with Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment to bring boxing to Youngstown, Ohio, on Friday night. The show at the Covelli Center features Dannie Williams (17-1, 14 KOs) vs. Oscar Cuero (13-6, 10 KOs) in the main event. In other headlining bouts, former IBF and WBC silver middleweight title challenger Billy Lyell (23-9) is set for his hometown return against Chicago veteran Michael Walker (19-8) and unbeaten prospect Jake Giuriceo (11-0-1) battles Winston Mathis (7-3) at junior welterweight. The first bout hits the bell at 7pm.

Billy Lyell 155.5 vs Mike Walker 159.5
Jake Giuriceo 139 vs Winston Mathis 139.5
Marco Hall 131 vs Emil Brooks 128.5
Juan Salinas 201 vs Adam Gearien 212
Vincent O’Neil 136 vs Kenneth Addison 135
Anthony Pietrantonio 174 vs Randy Campbell 172
More photos…



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Vanes looking at other fights

Undefeated junior middleweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (30-0, 19KO’s) is looking to secure a major fight this fall. The WBC’s top rated 154-pounder had his sights set on a Mexican Independence Day show down with Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez but that might not come to fruition any time soon. “Canelo and I would be a big fight at STAPLES Center. The place would be full of Mexican and Armenian fans. His style and my style go together perfectly and would give the fans the fight that they want to see,” said Martirosyan. Indications are that Alvarez will not face the Glendale, California, based fighter this year. With that news, Team Martirosyan is moving on and there are plenty of options in the loaded junior middleweight division.

Martirosyan’s manager Steve Feder indicated that Alvarez won’t face Martirosyan until it is forced by the WBC. “We can’t keep wasting time on Alvarez. We thought we would get ‘Canelo’ in September but he won’t fight us until he has to and even then he will try to find a way out. I don’t blame him. If I was his manager I wouldn’t want him to fight Vanes either,” said Feder. (more…)



July 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Sosa-Paz presser

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC

This afternoon in the City of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, was the final presser for “San Luis, Ciudad de Campeones”, which will be headlined by Edgar Sosa and Julio Paz on Saturday in the “Plaza de Toros El Paseo”. (more…)



June 30th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez/Marquez Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In the VIP room of Cinemex Antara in Polanco, Mexico City, Mexican stars Juan Manuel and Rafael Marquez, accompanied by their trainers Nacho Beristain and Daniel Zaragoza, respectively, made the official announcement of their return to the squared circle on July 16 in the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo. WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel (52-1, 38 KOs) will face Likar Ramos (24-3, 18 KOs), while Rafael (39-6, 35 KOs) faces a fighter to be named. Juan Manuel is preparing for a November 12 clash with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, while Rafael is getting ready for WBC super bantamweight champion Toshiaki Nishioka.



June 30th, 2011

Feature Story

Rios, Antillon speak

Team Rios and Team Antillon spent time with the boxing media on a teleconference call hosted by Top Rank’s Bob Arum on Thursday, a week before their upcoming world title showdown on Saturday, July 9, LIVE SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

The undefeated Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs), of Oxnard, Calif., by way of Lubbock, Texas, will defend his WBA lightweight title against Antillon in the main event of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader. Arguably the division’s most exciting fighter, Rios is coming off the biggest win of his career – a 10th round TKO of defending champion Miguel Acosta on Feb. 26 to capture the WBA title.

Antillon (28-2, 20 KOs), of Maywood, Calif., has given sensational performances in recent fights. In his last outing, he lost a controversial decision against World Boxing Council lightweight champ Humberto Soto last December in the consensus “Fight of the Year.” Though he lost to Soto, Antillon emerged from that fight a world-class contender.

In the co-main event, former International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight champion Kermit Cintron (32-3-1, 28 KOs), of Carolina, Puerto Rico, will square off with Carlos Molina (18-4-2, 6 KOs), of Chicago, by way of Mexico, in a 10-round junior middleweight fight. The event is promoted by Top Rank. (more…)



June 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Frankie Gomez 137.8 vs. Khadaphi Proctor 137
Randy Caballero 119.6 vs. Alexis Santiago 118.8
Antonio Orozco 144 vs. Josh Beeman 145.5
Eduardo Vasquez 127.2 vs. Juan Sandoval 126.8
Guadalupe Salcido 137.4 vs. Stephen Rubalcava 139.2
Seniesa Estrada 110.2 vs. Blanca Raymundo 112.2
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: TeleFutura



June 30th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Bethlehem

Ronald Cruz 146 vs. Doel Carrasquillo 145.5
Cesar Gonzales 128 vs. Joshua Arocho 126
Grayson Blake 151 vs. Anthony Abrams 156
Omar Sims 166 vs. Rashad Brown 164 1/4
Bryne Green 132.5 vs. Eliud Torres 134
David Navarro 151.5 vs. Chris Plebani 145
Eric Newell 246.5 vs. John Mercurio TBA
William Miranda 222 vs. Zeferino Albino TBA
Venue: Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.



June 30th, 2011




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