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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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Boxing News

Juergen Braehmer Update

Former WBO light heavyweight champion Juegen Braehmer has issued a statement regarding his third straight cancellation of a title defense, which resulted in his title being stripped and awarded to interim champion Nathan Cleverly.

Dear fans and friends in boxing,

I am profoundly unhappy during these days. I trained very hard for this fight and my fight preparations were outstanding. On Tuesday, 5/17 I suffered an old injury again. This occurred at the final sparring. My doctors gave me the feedback that the stitches in the cut on the eyelid couldn’t come out until the following week on Tuesday.

Finally I thank all my fans who wanted to support me in England. I regret very much that you were inconvenienced due to the fight cancellation. These events will not keep me from continuing! I’ve always been a fighter and still haven’t reached where I want to be.

Yours, Juergen
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Whether Braehmer actually received the cut while sparring is in dispute. BILD is reporting that the cut was supposedly reopened by a towel after a shower. The former champ has been unreachable since Wednesday.



May 20th, 2011



Scale Watch

Ruiz, Galicia make weight

Bantamweights Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (25-3-2, 18 KOs) and Jesus “El Zurdo De Oro” Galicia (19-3, 12 KOs) both weighed in at 118lbs for tonight’s twelve-rounder for the WBC Latino title at the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City. The card is promoted by Tuto Zabala Jr.’s All Star Boxing and can be seen live at 11:35PM ET/PT on Telemundo.



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

“SuperFights III” set for El Paso

Photo courtesy of Z Entertainment

At a press conference held yesterday in El Paso, undefeated heavyweight hopeful David “Nino” Rodriguez (34-0, 32 KOs) has agreed to fight former WBA Fedelatin Champion Owen Beck (29-7-20 KOs) for the WBC Mexican national heavyweight championship belt. An estimated 200 fans and media members piled in to El Paso’s Andale fine Mexican Cuisine for the press conference that kicked off “El Paso SuperFight III” for June 24 at the Don Haskins Center.  (more…)



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Video: Ortiz receives key

By Ricardo Conde

Newly crowned WBC welterweight champion ‘Vicious’ Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs), coming off an impressive performance against previously undefeated Andre Berto (27-1, 21 KOs) last month, is the first fighter from the City of Ventura to ever win a major world title. The 24-year old Ortiz was presented with a key to the City of Ventura by Mayor Fulton in a private ceremony at the Watermark restaurant in downtown Ventura, California.



May 20th, 2011

UFC

Grove: Any Given Sunday

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

One brief remark, whether delivered with positive or malicious intent, can change a man’s life. UFC veteran Kendall Grove is proof of that.

It was the power of suggestion that guided the once-insecure Hawaiian on an unlikely path that will culminate at UFC 130 with Grove’s 13th appearance inside the Octagon. Unbeknownst to many, the catalyst for Grove’s conversion to the sport is a provocative figure known more for his mercurial temper and four-letter words than his mentoring skills . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC

For more info on UFC, visit www.UFC.com



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Austin Trout Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Three weeks out from fighting Mexican challenger David Lopez, WBA super welterweight champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout is at the most intense stages of his training camp. Trout been working hard, sparring with undefeated Baltimorian Cecil McCalla, Edward Hernandez from Lubbock, TX and Siju Shabazz. He is preparing for a very physical fight against 6’2” southpaw banger David “ The Destroyer” Lopez, who hasn’t lost a fight in six years and has won his last 16 straight. A top middleweight contender, Lopez has dropped weight to vie for a super welterweight title. He has waited patiently for this opportunity for years. Being a 6’2” southpaw certainly didn’t help in securing fights against the world champs. (more…)



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins speaks

With American and Canadian media in attendance, Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins hosted a media workout today at a local boxing gym in Montreal, Canada where the 46-year-old Two-Division World Champion and Future Hall of Famer discussed his championship rematch against WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight World Champion Jean Pascal which takes place this Saturday, May 21 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. In a rare fight week occurrence, Hopkins even stopped to pose and speak with several amateur fighters and fans stating “I promise you this will be the only time you see me on my knee.” (more…)



May 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Minnesota

Weights by Jesse Kelley
Photo: Rich Peterson

Ray Edwards 258.5 vs. TJ Gibson 222
Cerresso Fort 164 vs. Tim Taggart 166
Jamal James 145.5 vs. Hector Orozco 147
Van Goodman 257.5 vs. Larry Butler 216
Tony Lee 141 vs. Ronnie Fuentez 140.5
Jonathan Perez 120.5 vs. Ray Torres 116
(Perez was 1.5 lbs over but weighed 119 on his second attempt)
Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota
Promotor: Midwest Sports Council and RDS Company



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Flores stops Campos

Photos and report by Peter Lim

Featherweight Miguel Flores remained undefeated at (9-0, 6 KOs), after stopping Rolando Campos, (2-4, 1 KO), in the fifth round but not without a few heart-stopping moments at the latest Savarese Boxing Promotions fight night at the Houston Club. Flores, 18, immediately went to work with crisp combinations to the head and body from the outset, but just when it seemed he was comfortably in control, he ducked smack into a right uppercut that had him momentarily out on his feet. He instinctively grabbed and leaned on Campos, buying enough time to shake it off, get his legs back and regain control of the fight. He returned to his corner with a cut on his left eyelid. A sharp-shooting boxer-puncher, Flores dictated the action in rounds two and three with pin-point punches he unleashed upstairs and down. Riding a two-fight winning streak, Campos, 27, was in it to win it, though. For more details and photos click here…



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Green–Tarver presser

Photos and report by Craig Watt

The Australian media tour for the July 20th IBO Cruiserweight fight between Australian champion Danny Green (31-3, 27 KOs) and American Antonio Tarver (28-6, 19 KOs) landed in Perth, Western Australia today. The event at the Belmont Racing Circuit saw both boxers exhibit respect for each other yet strong confidence that each would be victorious for their forthcoming fight at the Entertainment Centre, Sydney in eight weeks time. The former four time world champion Tarver was confident of causing an upset and stated, “I think they took this fight because I was 42 and thought I was too old. Let me tell you I am no Roy Jones and I have come to Australia with only one objective in mind and that is to win the IBO Cruiserweight title. I pride myself that I was the first fighter to knock out Roy Jones and I will be the first fighter to knock out Danny Green.” For more details and photos click here…



May 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Main Events Returns to NJ

Former jr middle challenger & Olympian showcased

This week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights will originate from the Amerihealth Pavilion inside the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ as promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events showcases former junior middleweight world title challenger Joel “El Predator” Julio (36-4, 31 KOs) and undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Sadam “The World Kid” Ali (12-0, 7 KOs) in separate co-feature bouts. (more…)



May 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Worcester, MA

By Scott Ploof at the scales

Jose Antonio Rivera 155 vs. Luis Maysonet 156.5
Alexis Santos 211 vs. Jeremiah Witherspoon 205
Keith Bianchini 250 vs. Aneudy Rodriguez 248
Luis Viramontes 154 vs. Robert Hunt 152
Joe Siciliano 288 vs. Carossee Auponte 249
Jose “Flacko” Velazquez 134.5 vs. Edwin Rosado 134.5
“Irish” Chuck Shearns 175 vs. Scott Domenech 175
Agustine Mauras 138.5 vs. Fred Mandrachia 132.5
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“The Return of the Champ” featuring the three time former world champion Jose Antonio Rivera (39-6, 24 KOs) will do battle against veteran Luis Maysonet (32-11, 25 KOs) in the eight round main event tomorrow night at the Worcester Palladium on Main Street in downtown Worcester. Doors open at 6:30 PM and first fight is at 7 PM. There are still about 500 seats still remaining as tickets are limited at this time. They can be purchased at the Worcester Palladium box office or on tickets.com. $50/Ringside, $30/General Admission.



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Rodriguez takes on Beck

Unbeaten El Paso heavyweight David “El Nino” Rodriguez will take the biggest test of his career on June 24 when he steps up to former title challenger Owen “What the Heck?” Beck at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso on a card promoted by Z Entertainment and Nino Bravo Promotions. Rodriguez, 34-0, 32 KOs, will get a shot at top ten contention and the WBC Fecombox heavyweight title against Beck, 29-7, 20 KOs, of Jamaica, by way of Nashville, Tenn. Beck challenged Nikolay Valuev in 2006 for the WBA heavyweight title, only to lose by third round TKO. After winning four straight bouts, Beck fell into a losing streak, having dropped his last four by KO/TKO.  – Chris Cozzone



May 19th, 2011

Twitter Watch

Tapia-Archuleta III in jeopardy

The June 4 rubber match at Hard Rock of Albuquerque between Johnny Tapia and Frankie Archuleta is on the brink of cancellation. According to a confidential source at Isleta, Archuleta has refused to take an MRI ordered by the Isleta Athletic Commission. Tapia has already passed all of his exams and has been cleared to fight – but Archuleta originally did not want to spend the money for tests in case the fight fell through. After Team Tapia offered to pay for the tests and deduct it from his purse (approximately $2,000 worth of tests), Archuleta agreed and was scheduled for an exam and a referral for an MRI tomorrow. Unfortunately, Archuleta did not show up at the exam, nor did he get the referral, which means tomorrow’s MRI is an impossibility.  According to our source, it was further mentioned that Archuleta has yet to return a signed contract for the fight and a replacement has now been found for what will now be billed as Tapia’s final bout. Stay tuned.  - Chris Cozzone

 



May 19th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Costa Mesa

Christopher Martin 122 vs. Charles Huerta 122
Ronny Rios 130 vs. Georgi Kevlishvili 128
Donyil Livingston 162.6 vs. Loren Myers 162
Joel Diaz 129.2 vs. Kendall Ward 126.4
Bobby Chavez 155.2 vs. Juan Luna 157.6
Manuel Avila 121.4 vs. Jesse Padilla 124
Venue: The Hangar at OC Fair, Costa Mesa, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Gutierrez-Palacios Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero in San Martin, Puebla

Everything is ready for the WBA interim minimumweight world title fight between Mexican champion Sammy Gutierrez (28-5-2, 19 KOs) and Nicaraguan challenger and WBC former world champion Juan Palacios (27-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night in San Martín Texmelucan de Labastida, Puebla, Mexico. At a press conference both boxers predicted victory and vowed to give a great show.

“I am in my town, in my mind I’m not able to lose this fight. I’m sure to achieve success and continue looking for better opportunities and the unification of the undisputed WBA title,” said Gutierrez

“I have come to show that I am a former WBC world champion, determined, dedicated and in good condition. It will be a great fight and the best will win that night and that’s me,” said Palacios. (more…)



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Martirosyan Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

US Olympian, undefeated #1 ranked Vanes”The Nightmare” Martirosyan hits the speed bag during media day at the Glendale Fighting Club on Thursday. Martirosyan is preparing to take on Mexican knockout artist Saul Roman in a world title elimination bout on Saturday, June 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the undercard of Zbik vs Chavez Jr.. Top Rank promotes this HBO Boxing After Dark event in association with Zanfer Promotions, Universum Media Network, Tecate and Staples Center. More photos…



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Charle keeps OPBF 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

WBA#9 Charlie Ota (AKA Charles Bellamy, 17-1-1, 12 KOs), 154, impressively kept his OPBF and Japanese national super-welter belts as he displayed fine retaliation and finally halted formerly three-time champ Tadashi Yuba (38-7-2, 28 KOs), 154, at 0:15 of the ninth round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

After intense and lengthy negotiations Zanfer and their partner in the United States, Top Rank, reached an agreement with Juan Manuel Marquez for a third fight against the eight-time world champion Manny Pacquiao on November 12 in Las Vegas. After two days of finalizing details on the contracts at the luxurious Beverly Hills Hotel, Zanfer President Fernando Beltrán, Top Rank President Tod duBoef and Marquez along with his lawyers reached a satisfactory agreement for all parties and Juan Manuel signed the contract. (more…)



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Newark

Joel Julio 146 vs. Anges Adjaho 145.5
Sadam Ali 146 vs. John Revish 146
Angel Concepcion 174.5 vs. Teneal Goyco 174
Vinny O’Brien 146 vs. Rafael Montalvo 146
Joel Castillo 172 vs. Jesse Orta 173.5
Tyrone Luckey 132 vs. Sidell Blocker 133
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Promoter: Main Events
TV: ESPN2



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

IBF 130lb title vacated

The IBF Jr. Lightweight title has been vacated. Mzonke Fana, who was scheduled to defend his title against Argenis Mendez on June 11, 2011, to date has not submitted a signed contract to the IBF. Fana has failed to fulfill his contractual obligation to defend his title, which should have taken place by March 11, 2011. Fana’s failure to not comply has resulted in the IBF Jr. Lightweight title becoming vacant. Argenis Mendez will still have the opportunity to fight for the title.



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Kuziemski in, Bellew out

New foe for Cleverly in 1st defense

Newly elevated WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will now make his first defense against Aleksy Kuziemski from Poland this Saturday at the 02 Arena in London. Tony Bellew, who had stepped in this morning to replace Juergen Braehmer, has been beaten by the scales to make the pre-fight weight check today. Whilst Bellew was really up for fight, the boxer and his manager Frank Warren, felt it was too big a ask and that the boxer’s safety has to be paramount.

The unbeaten Welshman, declared World Champion by the WBO today after Braehmer was stripped, now tackles the #11 ranked Kuziemski who was considered as a challenger to Cleverly before Bellew put himself forward for the fight. From Swiece in Poland, but now based out of Hamburg, Germany, Kuziemski has a good record of 21 wins from 23 fights and is the former WBO Intercontinental/German/EBA Light-Heavyweight Champion. (more…)



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Oquendo, Gonzalez foes named

Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo and Jonathan “Bomba” Gonzalez have rivals for their upcoming bouts next June 3 in the third edition of “A Puño Limpio” to be held at the Antonio R. Barcelo coliseum in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation to be televised live on WAPA América. Oquendo (20-2, 13 KOs), who’s ranked #3 in the super bantamweight division in the WBO, will defend his WBO NABO 122lb title against Colombian Reynaldo López (30-10-2, 22 KOs). This fight is scheduled for 10 rounds. In the other TV bout, “Bomba” Gonzalez (2-0, 2 KOs), 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games Gold Medalist, will face Ivan Moxey (2-3, 1 KO), from the Bahamas. The main event of this card is Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (15-0, 11 KOs), looking for the WBO NABO lightweight title versus Jose Gerardo “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. (14-6, 12 KOs), son of former World Champion Jose “Pipino” Cuevas. Another five bouts will complete the show. “A Puño Limpio” canl be seen from 9-11PM on WAPA América in the United States. Tickets availables at Ticketcenter (www.tcpr.com) or calling 1 (787) 792-5000. Prices are $15 and $33.



May 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC 130/131 updates

UFC 130 is LIVE on PPV May 28!

Fight card updates for UFC 130 and 131:

Mac Danzig has had to pull out of UFC 131 with an injury, Dana White confirmed. Making his UFC debut on short notice, 6-1 BJJ black belt Vagner Rocha has verbally agreed to replace Danzig in the June 4 bout against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. (more…)



May 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz honored

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Ricardo Conde

Wednesday night was all about Victor Ortiz in Ventura, the hometown for the fighter who captured a world title belt last month. In the process, he became the first world title holder to come from the coastal city located next to Oxnard. Ortiz was presented with a key to the city at a celebratory dinner at the Watermark Restaurant and Lounge in downtown Ventura. Mayor Bill Fulton was on hand to present Ortiz with a key and a proclamation from the city for putting the city of Ventura on the boxing map.

“We’re privileged to have you here in Ventura,” said Fulton, who was appointed mayor in December of 2009. “There are few people who think that the other city (Oxnard) is the boxing capital of Ventura County. But, Victor has demonstrated that Ventura is the boxing capital of Ventura County. (more…)



May 19th, 2011




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