Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

By John DiSanto at ringside In the main event at Reading's Santander Arena, heavyweight Amir Mansour, 23-2-1, 16 KOs, defeated Travis Kauffman, 31-2, ...

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Vlamis-Casey collide Friday

By Ray Wheatley
Photo: Werner Kalin

Australian light heavyweight contender Manny Vlamis (10-2, 7KOs) will have the acid test on Friday night when he will collide with WBA#11 Joel “Two Gunz” Casey (14-8-3, 9KOs) over twelve rounds at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Vlamis brings excellent power to the ring having knocked out his last four opponents including a six round stoppage of classy Mark Flanagan in April. Casey caused a major upset in 2010 when he defeated the former WBA rated 175 pounder Tim Bell.

Leading Victorian Promoter Peter Maniatis said “Joel will be rated in the top ten of the WBA light heavyweights if he can defeat Manny Vlamis. Vlamis can punch but I am confident Casey has the skills to win this fight. Casey proved he can mix it with the best light heavyweights in the world the night he defeated Tim Belll and is in great shape for this fight having had excellent sparring with WBA#14 light middleweight Frank Loporto who will challenge WBA champion Austin Trout on Saturday for the world crown in El Paso, Texas.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley Photo: Werner Kalin Australian light heavyweight contender Manny Vlamis (10-2, 7KOs) will have the acid test on …


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Wheatley honored in Australia

Fightnews International Editor Ray Wheatley was awarded the prestigious “Snowy Robbins” Trophy for 48 years of service to boxing at the Ashfield Catholic Club in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday. “Ray Wheatley has worked with the IBF since 1992 being voted in as IBF Vice President in 2000 and is currently on the IBF Board of Directors,” said Mel Crook. “Ray also has published the World of Boxing newspaper for nineteen years which is regarded as the Bible of Boxing in Australia.” In 2009 Wheatley was awarded the Order of Australia Medal by Queen Elizabeth for services to boxing.”

Fightnews International Editor Ray Wheatley was awarded the prestigious “Snowy Robbins” Trophy for 48 years of service to boxing at …



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Perez in action Wednesday

Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title defense against Colin Lynes at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday night. The unbeaten Irish-based Cuban replaces Ashley Sexton as the chief support on the night after the English Flyweight champion withdrew due to weight issues ahead of his defense against Luke Wilton. Perez can underline his credentials as a title challenger when he aims for his 17th pro win and a 13th knockout triumph against an opponent to be named tomorrow.

Prizefighter International Heavyweight king Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez has been added to the undercard of Lee Purdy’s British Welterweight title …


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Paipharob grabs WBA 105lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) barely captured the WBA interim minimumweight title as he won a close but unanimous decision over WBA#2 Jesus Silvestre (23-3,17 KOs) on Monday at the Municipality of Wat That in Nongkhai, Thailand. This was a significant fight of a Thai prospect who grabbed the PABA Flyweight title in October 2009, then moved down to Lightflyweight which he won both PABA/WBO Asia-Pacific 108lb titles, and finally surprisingly moved down again to Minimumweight which he is now the PABA title holder. (more…)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) barely captured the WBA interim minimumweight title as he won …




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Pacman-Marquez referee named

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the two world title bouts, Manny Pacquiao vs Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley vs Joel Casamayor this Saturday, November 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada in a Top Rank Inc. presentation. Valcarcel reported that the referee for the WBO Welterweight Championship between the champion Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38 KOs) and the WBO lighweight titlist Marquez (53-5-1, 39 KOs), the referee will be Tony Weeks and judges will be Dave Moretti, Robert Hoyle and Glenn Trowbridge, all from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Valcarcel himself.

Meanwhile, for the WBO junior welter clash between Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs), who is going to defend his title for the fourth time against former two time champion Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs), the referee will be Vic Drakulich. The judges will be Levi Martinez, from New Mexico, and Adelaide Byrd and Burt Clements, both from Nevada. WBO Supervisor for this bout will be the Chairman of the Ratings Committee, Luis Perez.

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the referees and judges who will work on the two world title bouts, …


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Bute wrote Johnson blueprint

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

It is often said, that where there a will, there’s a way. According to super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute’s trainer Stephane Larouche, if you have the will, you better find a way if you want to make a mark against the undefeated fighter who made his 9th title defense Saturday night in Quebec City before over 15,000 passionate fans. “The will to win is not enough against Lucian Bute,” Larouche told Fightnews the morning after the night before. (more…)

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada It is often said, that where there a will, there’s a way. According to super-middleweight champion …


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Dos Santos: 5 defining moments

The lasting image of Junior dos Santos’ first week in the UFC (well, in addition to the highlight reel knockout) may have been the clip from UFC President Dana White’s video blog where he showed off the Brazilian newcomer hitting pads before his debut bout against former PRIDE star and then-UFC contender Fabricio Werdum. White couldn’t be more impressed with “Cigano,” and then dos Santos delivered in the Octagon with a blistering right uppercut that put his countryman down on the canvas face first. The fight took only 80 seconds, and a star was born . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Marquez arrival today

It began in August with a 25,000-mile international media tour and now, after two solid months of intense training, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez will break camp and head to Las Vegas to kickoff fight week for their mega world championship event with their Las Vegas Grand Arrivals, which will be open to the public. Márquez, with Hall of Fame trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristáin and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum arrives TODAY. Pacquiao, five-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach and Arum arrive Tuesday. Both arrivals will be at Noon PT at the porte cochere and inside the front lobby of the MGM Grand. They will be transported by luxury buses custom-designed with their images.

It began in August with a 25,000-mile international media tour and now, after two solid months of intense training, Manny …



Boxing Result

Paipharob grabs WBA 105lb title

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 115-114 unanimous decision over Jesus Silvestre (23-3, 17 KOs) to capture the WBA interim 105lb title today at Municipality of Wat That in Nongkhai, Thailand. (More to come)

By Damrong Simakajornboon Paipharob Kokietgym (19-0,16 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 115-114 unanimous decision over Jesus Silvestre (23-3, 17 KOs) …


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Cote delivers homerun

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Photos: Herby Whyne

It was the shot heard round the boxing world Saturday night; super-lightweight Pier-Olivier Cote, a virtual unknown to even the most ardent of fans, hit a homerun on Showtime Championship Boxing, the echoes that are still reverberating days later.

Cote was given a rare chance for a relative newcomer to showcase his talents on the specialty channel’s premiere vehicle and delivered by scoring with a scintilating left hook that obliterated Jorge Luis Teron at the :33 second mark of the second round and upstaging headliner Lucian Bute who was making the 9th defense of his IBF super-middleweight belt. Cote who moved to 18-0 with his 12th knockout actually made his pro debut back when Bute was making the very first defense of his title in 2008 and has seen a steady rise of his stock ever since. (more…)

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Photos: Herby Whyne It was the shot heard round the boxing world Saturday night; super-lightweight Pier-Olivier …


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Hernandez, Palacios speak

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Post-fight interviews with USBO junior middleweight beltholder Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (19-1-1, 11 KOs) and WBC #1 ranked mandatory challenger Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs).

By Przemek Garczarczyk Post-fight interviews with USBO junior middleweight beltholder Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (19-1-1, 11 KOs) and WBC #1 …


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Wach-Gavern: Full Report

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof
Photography By Emily Harney

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach, the WBC International heavyweight title holder from Krakow, Poland, kept his undefeated streak alive and well when he stopped Jason Gavern in round six this past Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. (More)

Ringside Report by Scott Ploof Photography By Emily Harney Unbeaten heavyweight contender Mariusz Wach, the WBC International heavyweight title holder …



Boxing Result

Ntsiko wins SA minimum title

By Ron Jackson

Siviwe Ntsiko caused a major upset when he knocked out Tshepo Lefele in the second round to win the SA minimumweight title at the Raymond Mhlaba Hall in Motherwell near Port Elizabeth on Sunday afternoon. Going into the fight the Ntsiko (47.55kg) from Mdantsane was considered an easy match for the more experienced Lefele (47.50kg) who was making the third defence of his title. The 31-year-old Lefele won the SA title in September 2008 when he stopped Gideon Buthelezi in the sixth round and made successful defences against Sakhumzi Mqadaru, (tko 7) and Mawanda Sineko (ko 6). However, the challenger who holds the Eastern Cape minimumweight title showed no respect for the champion as he took command from the first bell and sent Lefele down and out in the second round. Ntsiko improves his reported record to 6-3; 5 and Lefele from Giyani in the Limpopo Province sees his record drops to 16-6; 10. The tournament was presented by Gladys Tsenene.

By Ron Jackson Siviwe Ntsiko caused a major upset when he knocked out Tshepo Lefele in the second round to …


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WBA Convention kicks off

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo: Daniel Alonso Jr/WBA

The first of an expected 400 delegates, directory board members, ring officials, promoters and champions began arriving today at the Shakhtar Plaza Hotel in Donetsk, Ukraine for the WBA’s 90th annual convention. Despite frosty temperatures, the feeling was warm as members of the boxing fraternity greeted each other with handshakes and hugs at the airport and hotel lobby. Former champions Roberto Duran, Victor Callejas, Donny LaLonde, and Souleymane M’Baye (who is also the current WBA interim welterweight champ) are already here, with more expected to come. The opening session of board meetings will commence tomorrow morning (Donetsk is some seven hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time), capped off by the opening banquet Monday evening. Stay tuned for daily convention updates, including awards, ring officials seminar, ratings and more.

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Daniel Alonso Jr/WBA The first of an expected 400 delegates, directory board members, ring officials, …


Boxing Result

Thompson defeats Willis

By Shamus Young at ringside
Photos: Todd Dearinger

At the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, WA, heavyweight Vincent Thompson scored a unanimous decision in a foul-shortened match over Jonte Willis. Thompson recognized his reach advantage and, for the first six rounds, used an unexpected southpaw jab to control the distance and completely stymie the frustrated but game Willis. In the seventh, Thompson listened to the boo birds in the audience and started to pick spots to mix it up, which let Willis back into the fight. In the eighth round out of a scheduled ten, Thompson and Willis were scrapping when Thompson landed a hard rabbit punch. Willis wobbled around the ring holding his head and doctors were called in to stop the bout. After much confusion, referee Paul Fields stopped the bout, took two points from Thompson for the foul, and sent it to the cards. Thompson had won all rounds, including the partially completed round, on all judges’ cards, for a score of 78-72. Fightnews had it 77-73. With the win, Thompson sits at 10-0. Willis is now 8-2-1. Given that both are local boys with huge cheering sections, the competitive nature of the late rounds, and the odd ending, a rematch is necessary and certain. (more…)

By Shamus Young at ringside Photos: Todd Dearinger At the Emerald Queen Casino, in Tacoma, WA, heavyweight Vincent Thompson scored …



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Boschiero camp to protest

“Devis Boschiero is the champion without belt,” says his manager Christian Cherchi after the split decision loss that Boschiero suffered against Takahiro Aoh for the WBC super featherweight title today in Japan. “Everybody can see the fight and judge for themselves. Boschiero won at least by 3 points. OPI 2000, the promoter of Boschiero, will fill a protest to the WBC for an immediate rematch. Japanese people are proud people and I think Takahiro Aoh and the promoter Mr. Honda will give Boschiero a deserved rematch.”

“Devis Boschiero is the champion without belt,” says his manager Christian Cherchi after the split decision loss that Boschiero suffered …


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Results From Kalamazoo

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Promoter Greg Ahrens presented a four bout card of professional boxing at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo on Saturday night uniquely sandwiched between fifteen amateur MMA fights. The main event matched two of Michigan’s long time designated opponents as Ahrens provided them the opportunity to break out from the losers column, at least for one night. Chris Grays (10-24, 2 KO’s) from Traverse City and Guy Packer (4-23, 1 KO) of Battle Creek engaged in a spirited middleweight contest over 10 rounds. The pattern was established early in this one as it was pretty much throw one or two punches and clinch. Grays started to pull away mid bout as his punching was more effective. Not always pleasing to the eye but both gave it their best to the final bell. Grays won the unanimous decision by scores of 98-92 x 2 and 96-94. There were no knockdowns. (more…)

Story and photos by Bob Ryder Promoter Greg Ahrens presented a four bout card of professional boxing at Wings Stadium …


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Igarashi-Uicab: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Naoki Fukuda

Japanese ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, acquired the right to have a mandatory shot at the WBC flyweight throne, as he made best use of his footwork and hand speed in winning a close but unanimous verdict over top contender Wilbert Uicab (33-6-1, 18 KOs), 112, a game Mexican, in a WBC final eliminator of twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official scores were as follows: Rocky Burke and Duane Ford (both US) 116-112 and 114-113 respectively, and Ian John Lewis (UK) 116-111, all for the taller southpaw Igarashi. The referee was Laurence Cole (US). (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Naoki Fukuda Japanese ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, acquired the right to have a …


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Yamanaka-Esquivel: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (15-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, acquired the WBC bantamweight belt as he finally stopped Mexican Christian Esquivel (24-3, 18 KOs), 118, at 1:28 of the eleventh round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

It was a very furious give-and-take affair, though Yamanaka continually had the upper hand on the game Mexican. The 29-year-old Japanese southpaw utilized his trademark left hand to take the initiative from the start, winning points steadily. In the fourth, Esquivel, 26, turned so aggressive that he connected with solid lefts and rights in the fourth. (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (15-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, acquired the WBC bantamweight belt …


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Aoh-Boschiero: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Aoh (22-2-1, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, barely kept his belt as he eked out a split decision over previously unbeaten Italian Devis Boschiero (29-1-1, 14 KOs), 129.5, over twelve heats on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Duane Ford (US) and Anek Hongtongkam (Thailand) both saw the close affair 115-113 for the defending titlist Aoh, while Ian John Lewis (UK) saw it 116-113 for Boschiero. The referee was Laurence Cole (US). (more…)

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Aoh (22-2-1, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, barely kept his …


Feature Story

Bute-Johnson recap

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Friends shouldn’t let friends fight friends. After sparring close to 100 rounds in the past, Glen Johnson and IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute gave a loud deafening crowd 12 more in a fight that sometimes simmered, but never boiled over. Bute was able to easily control the action, out-jabbing the “Road Warrior” who often looked more road-weary by scores of 120-108, 120-108, 119-109. (more…)

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada Friends shouldn’t let friends fight friends. After sparring close to 100 rounds in the past, Glen …


Boxing News

Results from Argentina

Photo: Ramón Cairo

WBO #9 ranked Super Middleweight Ezequiel “El Olímpico” Maderna (16-0, 10KOs) of Argentina continued his climb up the world rankings by stopping countryman Dario German Balmaceda (9-5-2, 6KOs) in less than 1 round. Balmaceda was down 3 times in the bout which took place Saturday night at the Club Banco Provincia, City Bell, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Mario Margossian promoted the event.

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Photo: Ramón Cairo WBO #9 ranked Super Middleweight Ezequiel “El Olímpico” Maderna (16-0, 10KOs) of Argentina continued his climb up …


Boxing Result

Casarez edges Williams

By John Cannon at ringside
Photo: Rolando Salazar

Raul “El Tigre” Casarez’s homecoming fight was definitely one for the ages. The Edinburg native was in an all out war with San Antonio’s Justin Williams in the six-round main event at Border Brawl 3 at the Pharr Events Center. But when all was said and done, Casarez got the hard fought win as he prevailed by split decision. The judges’ scorecards were 57-56 for Williams and 58-55 and 57-56 for Casarez. (more…)

By John Cannon at ringside Photo: Rolando Salazar Raul “El Tigre” Casarez’s homecoming fight was definitely one for the ages. …


Scale Watch

Weights from Thailand

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Phisit Juajan

Paipharob Kokietgym 105 vs. Jesus Silvestre 105
(WBA interim Minimumweight title)
Wisanu Kokietgym 108 vs. Sammy Hagler 107.5
(vacant PABA Light Flyweight title)
Saenmuangloei Kokietgym 112 vs. Louis Loemoli 111.5
(6 rounds non-title bout)

Venue: Bung Nongkhai, Municipality of Wat That, Nongkhai Province, Thailand
Promoter: Kokiet Panichayarom of Kokiet Groups Promotion
Broadcast: Thailand Channel 3, November 7, 14:10-16:10
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By Damrong Simakajornboon Photos: Phisit Juajan Paipharob Kokietgym 105 vs. Jesus Silvestre 105 (WBA interim Minimumweight title) Wisanu Kokietgym 108 …


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Boxing Result

Aoh barely keeps WBC 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Aoh (22-2-1, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, barely kept his belt as he eked out a split decision (115-113 twice and 113-116) over previously unbeaten Italian Devis Boschiero (29-1-1, 14 KOs), 129.5, over twelve heats on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Aoh (22-2-1, 10 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, barely kept his belt as he …


Boxing Result

Yamanaka wins WBC bantam belt

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (15^-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, acquired the WBC bantamweight belt as he finally stopped Mexican Christian Esquivel (24-3, 18 KOs), 118, at 1:28 of the eleventh round on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Unbeaten Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (15^-0-2, 11 KOs), 118, acquired the WBC bantamweight belt as he finally …


Boxing Result

Igrashi wins WBC eliminator

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, acquired the right to have a mandatory shot at the WBC flyweight throne, as he made best use of his footwork and hand speed in winning a close but unanimous verdict over top contender Wilbert Uicab (33-6-1, 18 KOs), 112, a game Mexican, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official scores were as follows: Rocky Burke and Duane Ford (both US) 116-112 and 114-113 respectively, and Ian John Lewis (UK) 116-111, all for the taller southpaw Igarashi. (More to come)

By Joe Koizumi Japanese ex-Olympian Toshiyuki Igarashi (15-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, acquired the right to have a mandatory shot at …


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Munoz stops Leben

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

At the end of round one of the UFC 138 main event at the LG Arena Saturday night, Chris Leben had to be stopped by the referee from hammer fisting Mark Munoz’s head. Moments prior he had walked through some massive bombs, taken square on his chin, to deliver a crashing left hand of his own to Munoz. That prompted Munoz to look for a takedown but ended up with him crouched against the fence taking shots . . . Click here for more
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images At the end of round one of the UFC 138 main …


Feature Story

More on Bute-Johnson

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Lucian Bute passed the toughest test of his thriving career with a dominant unanimous decision win over Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson to defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight title for the ninth time. The championship bout was scored 120-108 twice and 119-109. In the co-feature, rising Canadian prospect Pier-Olivier Côté demolished Jorge Teron via knockout only 33 seconds into round two of the junior welterweight bout on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada on SHOWTIME®.

The Romanian-born Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) proved too much for the oft-dubbed “ageless” Johnson who finally showed his age. Despite Johnson’s tendency to make fight’s exciting by coming forward and applying pressure, the fighters kept their distance for the first several rounds. By the middle of the bout, it was Bute who closed the gap and attempted to engage his former sparring partner. The 31-year-old Bute, of Montreal, began to land power shots with both hands, taking chances by staying in close in an attempt to close the show via knockout – to no avail – for the 15,306 fans in attendance. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Lucian Bute passed the toughest test of his thriving career with a dominant unanimous decision win over …


Boxing Result

Wach Stops Gavern

Ringside by Scott Ploof
Photo by Emily Harney

Krakow, Poland’s own WBC International heavyweight title holder, the undefeated Mariusz Wach (26-0, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title and kept his unbeaten record alive and well as he stopped late substitute, Orlando, FL’s Jason Gavern in six rounds on Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Gavern (21-9-4, 10 KOs), who took the bout on three days notice, was knocked down once in the first and twice in the second round. Wach landed several jabs in round six, which allowed him to then connect with an overhand right, that caused referee Arthur Mercante Jr. to stop the fight at 1:03. The “November Reign” fight card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, and Global Boxing. (more…)

Ringside by Scott Ploof Photo by Emily Harney Krakow, Poland’s own WBC International heavyweight title holder, the undefeated Mariusz Wach …


Boxing Result

Rojas annihilates Azuaga

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

Former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (37-13-1, 25 KOs) scored a second round KO over Darío Azuaga (82-21-2, 67 KOs) in a bantamweight clash on Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. Time was 2:59.

Super bantamweight Raúl Hirales (17-0, 9 KOs) took a ten round majority decision over Enrique “Duende” Bernache (18-3, 9 KOs). Scores were 96-94, 96-94, 95-95. more photos

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer Former world champion Tomás “Gusano” Rojas (37-13-1, 25 KOs) scored a second round KO over …


Boxing Result

Arreola crushes Butler

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Heavyweight Chris Arreola (34-2, 29 KOs) destroyed Raphael Butler (35-12, 28 KOs) in a three round demolition on Saturday night at the Domo De La Feria in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. Arreola dropped Butler twice in round one and again in round two. The bout was waved off after Butler was down again in the third.

“It was a pleasure to be fighting here in Mexico,” said Arreola. “I had a great ovation from the fans here. I cant wait to come back in the future. Butler is very crafty. He fought a good fight and was able to tie me up really well. Hopefully I’ll get another go with one of these Klitschkos, I’ll be ready for either one of those brothers. I’ve been working my ass off, I’m ready to go after those titles.”

Super featherweight Miguel Roman (36-8, 28 KOs) won a ten round decision over Pedro Navarrete (26-14-3, 15 KOs). more photos

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez Heavyweight Chris Arreola (34-2, 29 KOs) destroyed Raphael Butler (35-12, 28 KOs) in a three round demolition …


Boxing Result

Jones punishes Marrone

By Phil Doherty at ringside
Photos: Rey Sanchez

WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 29 KOs) of Panama punished former heavyweight Mike Marrone (20-4, 15 KOs) from pillar to post across six rounds before Marrone’s corner mercifully stopped the abuse at 1:56 of the round. Jones came out with crisp, sharp punches from every angle, causing Marrone’s reddening face to snap back beginning with jabs and right crosses in round one. Jones worked in uppercuts to the mix in the second round, thudding Marrone with body and head shots as Marrone laid on the ropes in a defensive shell. Displaying no quit and more grit than wit, Marrone managed to return fire with left hooks himself. However, the punches had little effect as Jones continued to walk him down and score combinations from varying angles.

Jones landed a wicked right hand to close the fourth round and the game Marrone walked wearily to his stool. In the fifth round, blood began to stream down the side of Marrone’s nose after he ate a left uppercut-left hook-right cross combination. Jones smelled the opportunity and launched a left uppercut and chopping right hand that floored Marrone at the end of the round. Beating the count, Marrone once again made it to his stool.

Marrone answered the bell in the sixth but had no answers for Jones’ superior accuracy and stubbornly paid for the skill deficit. Marrone fell to the canvas following a landed straight right of his own that landed, carried forward by the force of the blow. Jones responded with a left jab-right cross that once again left Marrone on the floor as his corner thankfully stepped in to stop the beating. (more…)

By Phil Doherty at ringside Photos: Rey Sanchez WBA cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 29 KOs) of Panama punished former …










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