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

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada Unified WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0, 34 KO’s) had a tough time Saturday ...

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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

Photos: Leo Wilson/Premier Boxing Champions WBC #5 middleweight Sergey Derevyanchenko (10-0, 8 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over formerly unbeaten Kemahl Russell ...

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Bute-Johnson prefight feature

Two of the world’s most formidable super middleweights met as sparring partners, but in the cutthroat world of boxing only one will take home the IBF championship belt. Go behind-the-scenes with SHOWTIME Sports as Lucian Bute and Glen Johnson prepare for their November 5th showdown. Live on SHOWTIME at 9pm ET/PT.

Two of the world’s most formidable super middleweights met as sparring partners, but in the cutthroat world of boxing only …


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McCall out, Gavern in

What may seem like insurmountable odds for most fighters might wind up playing into Jason Gavern’s favor Saturday night as the Florida-based heavyweight prepares for the opportunity of a lifetime. The 34-year-old Gavern (21-8-4, 10 KOs), a Kissimmee, Fla., resident born in Harrisonburg, Va., will face undefeated Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach (25-0, 13 KOs) of North Bergen, N.J., Saturday for Wach’s WBC International heavyweight belt in the 12-round main event of “November Reign,” presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports in association with Global Boxing and Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Wach was originally scheduled to face former world champion Oliver McCall in Saturday’s main event, but the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation was unable to license McCall, 46, so Gavern will answer the call on short notice, a trend he’s grown accustomed to in his professional career. (more…)

What may seem like insurmountable odds for most fighters might wind up playing into Jason Gavern’s favor Saturday night as …



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Golota to return?

By Johnny B’

Former heavyweight world title challenger Andrew Golota, may be giving it ‘one more shot’ The rugged 43-year-old Polish heavyweight is said to be working out hard and considering a return to the ring. For the past several months Golota has been training on Chicago’s south side and is being observed by Chicago trainer Sam Colonna. Golota, tipping the scales at 245 lbs., is looking to give it one more shot as he sees several other heavyweights still going in the over 40 club. Golota, infamous for his two encounters with Riddick Bowe in 1996 and his controversial 2004 draw against Chris Byrd that once again left him without the elusive world heavyweight championship, may indeed be back in the ring soon. (more…)

By Johnny B’ Former heavyweight world title challenger Andrew Golota, may be giving it ‘one more shot’ The rugged 43-year-old …


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Khan on Pacman-Marquez

WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion Amir ‘King’ Khan will be ringside as a guest commentator for Primetime (Channel 480 on Sky) when his stablemate Manny Pacquiao faces off against the Mexican great Juan Manuel Marquez. “I’m really looking forward to seeing some great action on November 12th,” said Khan. “I’ve been with Manny for some of his camp and I can tell you he is looking razor sharp in the gym. His speed and power is coming together at the right time but we all know how dangerous an opponent Juan Manuel Marquez is. He’s shown in the previous two fights between them that there is no quit in him and that he has the ability to cause Manny some trouble. Like everyone I’m excited about the fight because it’s clear that it’s going to be one that boxing fans are going to love.” (more…)

WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion Amir ‘King’ Khan will be ringside as a guest commentator for Primetime (Channel 480 …




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Q&A: Nicholas Walters

By Robert Coster

Photo: Premium Boxing

Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (19-0, 16 KOs) is a young man on the rise in the featherweight division. The Panama-based Jamaican boxer was upped to the 2nd slot in the most recent WBA ratings, a result of his impressive sixth round TKO victory over former title contender Irving Berry on the recent WBA “KO on Drugs” card in Panama. Fightnews reached Walters to get his comments on the aftermath of the Berry fight and on his future plans. (more…)

By Robert Coster Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (19-0, 16 KOs) is a young man on the rise in the …


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Burns-Katsidis officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referee and judges who will work the interim lightweight title bout between Ricky Burns and Michael Katsidis on Saturday at Wembley Arena in London will be Phil Edwards, from the United Kingdom. Judges are Britain’s Terry O’Connor, John Stewart from the United States, and Belgium Andre Van Grootenbruel. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Dennis Gilmartin.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel announced today the referee and judges who will work the interim lightweight title bout between …


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Quotes: White, Velasquez, dos Santos

With the world heavyweight championship fight set to air live on FOX on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Honda Center in Anaheim, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® held a conference call with the stars of the card. Here are flash quotes: (more…)

With the world heavyweight championship fight set to air live on FOX on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 …


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Bradley looks ahead

Story by Andreas Hale

When 2011 began, Timothy Bradley was primed to take his craft to the next level. The undefeated WBO light welterweight champion was set to face Devon Alexander for his WBC title with a plush HBO deal in place and the opportunity to prove his supremacy at 140 . . . Click here for more

Story by Andreas Hale When 2011 began, Timothy Bradley was primed to take his craft to the next level. The …



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Pickett makes long-awaited UFC debut

Brad Pickett, professional mixed martial artist, sees the fight game the same way we see him fight. There’s no nonsense, just a desire to get down to business as soon as possible. So the response you get when you ask him about his UFC 138 co-main event against Renan Barao and what a win would do for his career is no shocker . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Brad Pickett, professional mixed martial artist, sees the fight game the same way we see him fight. There’s no nonsense, …


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Arreola-Butler Training Day

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Wednesday afternoon in front of hundreds of boxing fans in the Central Plaza of Leon, Guanajuato, heavyweights Cristobal “Nightmare” Arreola and Ralph “Silencer” Butler presented a public workout in advance of this Saturday’s clash at the Domo de la Feria. Arreola at the end of his presentation took the flag of Mexico and to thank the hundreds of fans gathered. “Thank you all, I’m really excited to see so many people supporting me. The truth is, I never imagined seeing so many people supporting me I have no more words rather than say thank you very much and viva Mexico!” Arreola was touched by the public support. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Wednesday afternoon in front of hundreds of boxing fans in the Central Plaza of Leon, Guanajuato, …


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Mike Marrone I’m not an underdog

By Przemek Garczarczyk

WBA #14 cruiserweight Mike Marrone talks about Saturday’s world championship showdown with WBA champion Guillermo Jones, plus presser comments from Jones and WBC #1 cruiser Francisco Palacios who will also see action.

By Przemek Garczarczyk WBA #14 cruiserweight Mike Marrone talks about Saturday’s world championship showdown with WBA champion Guillermo Jones, plus …


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Marquez sparring session

Video by Josafat Aguilar / BOX-MAGAZINE

Sparring session between super WBA; WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez and the WBC Youth lightweight champion Gilberto “Flaco” González.

Video by Josafat Aguilar / BOX-MAGAZINE Sparring session between super WBA; WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez and the WBC …



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Canelo Alvarez Update

By Pepe Rodriguez / WBC
Photos: Rene Perez / CANELO PROMOTIONS

Although for most Mexicans this Wednesday is a holiday, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez did not stop training because the next three weeks will hold the most difficult hurdle of his successful career. Alvarez (38-0-1, 28KOs), is thoroughly prepared to face the Puerto Rican puncher Kermit Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs) next November 26th at the Expo Bancomer of Santa Fe, located in Mexico City. (more…)

By Pepe Rodriguez / WBC Photos: Rene Perez / CANELO PROMOTIONS Although for most Mexicans this Wednesday is a holiday, …


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Chicago promoters protest

Two top boxing promoters in the Chicagoland area say they are fed up with Illinois commission’s recent spate of rules changes that, they say, make it much more difficult to promote an event in the state. Bobby Hitz, Founder of Hitz Boxing and Domenic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, say they will meet together with state representatives this week with a list of grievances about the state’s latest round of rule changes.

Already having recently increased their basic fees (some as high as 1000% or more), yesterday (November 1) Rafael Caro II, Public Service Administrator for the Illinois State Athletic Commission notified all licensed promoters of the changes, including the following (paraphrased):

There will be absolutely no deductions done for the Boxers/Contestants at any weigh-in and/or event.

Ringside physicians will not be doing physicals for any contestants… They must get physicals done by a MD or DO only, prior to the weigh-in.

ALL Boxers/Contestants must be licensed prior to the weigh-in.
(Boxers) are to pay all fees by check or money order only whenever they submit their application. Any seconds (cornermen) can get licensed no later than the weigh-in (no one will be allowed to license the day of event).

It is imperative and your sole responsibility to inform all professional boxers/contestants of these new changes. No exceptions will be given.

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Two top boxing promoters in the Chicagoland area say they are fed up with Illinois commission’s recent spate of rules …


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FBHOF offers discount

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has approved a tribute to Don King honoring the octogenarian on the occasion of his 80th birthday at the Viva Don King World Championship Boxing Show Nov. 5, 2011 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fl. The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame is offering to all fans attending the show a $10.00 discount, with either a ticket stub or valid credential, on a weekend ticket package or gala dinner ticket, when attending the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame annual Induction Dinner and ceremonies the weekend of June 22-24, 2012 at the Wyndam Hotel, 700 No. Westshore Blvd., Tampa Fl. The class of 2012, will be officially announced on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012 at FLBHOF Vice Pres. Steve Canton’s SJC Boxing Gym in Fort Myers, Fl. With much appreciation to Don and the DKP staff for all they have done for boxing worldwide.

The Florida Boxing Hall of Fame has approved a tribute to Don King honoring the octogenarian on the occasion of …


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Jones to face Williams

USBA welterweight champion Carson Jones will look to take another step towards his dream of fighting for a world title when he battles 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist Ricardo “Slicky Ricky” Williams in the main event of “The Corona Rumble at Remington, Presented by Monster Energy” Thursday, December 15 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK.

Jones, 32-8-2 (22 KO’s), hasn’t had any soft touches in the paid ranks, battling a plethora of prospects, contenders and undefeated fighters. Although he’s had his fair share of frustrations, the 25 year old has been on a tear during the last two and a half years, compiling an outstanding 15-1-1 record against solid opposition. (more…)

USBA welterweight champion Carson Jones will look to take another step towards his dream of fighting for a world title …



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Bute-Johnson presser

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

A sea of media turned out at the popular Quebec sports bar La Cage Aux Sports for a chance to hear from undefeated superstar Lucian Bute and former world champ Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson on Wednesday, just three days before Bute makes the ninth defense of his IBF Super Middleweight title on Saturday, Nov. 5, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing event, which will originate from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, also features a 12-round junior welterweight bout between rising Canadian 140-pound star Pier-Olivier Côté (17-0, 11 KOs), of Quebec City and Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs), of the Bronx, New York.

One of the largest box office draws in boxing, the undefeated, Romanian-born Bute will enter the ring with an unblemished record of 29-0 with 24 KOs. Bute has registered knockouts in seven of his eight title defenses and has only gone the distance five times in his professional career. (more…)

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME A sea of media turned out at the popular Quebec sports bar La Cage Aux Sports for …


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Jones-Marrone Presser

Photos: David Martin Warr

Don King hosted the final press conference today for his world championship fight card on Saturday in Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (WealthTV 8 p.m. ET/PT) in Hollywood, Fla. The main event will feature Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) defending his WBA cruiserweight title against WBA #14-ranked Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs), from Vero Beach, Fla. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: David Martin Warr Don King hosted the final press conference today for his world championship fight card on Saturday …


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Juan Manuel Marquez Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Juan Manuel Marquez: “We prepared ourselves to win this fight again. We feel we won the first two fights and that’s how you should go into a fight. We knew the first two fights were close. The 3rd fight will shed any doubt of who the better fighter is. We’re not the only ones that say we won the first fight. The fans and media have said that as well.”

“I don’t believe age has anything to do with it. I prepare very well and I’ll be just as ready as I was a few years back.”

“I would rather fight Pacquiao three or four more times than to fight Mayweather again. Mayweather doesn’t fight. We know Pacquiao fights and we know that this will be a great war.”

Nacho Beristain: “Pacquiao has become a better technical fighter but Marquez has become better as well and is a more experienced fighter. He’s always going to be focused and ready. I think he’ll fight like he’s 24.”

By Andreas Hale Juan Manuel Marquez: “We prepared ourselves to win this fight again. We feel we won the first …


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Etim promises fireworks

Heading into his April 2010 bout with Rafael dos Anjos, Liverpool lightweight Terry Etim was on the verge of stardom. 19 months later, he’s looking to reintroduce himself to the world . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Heading into his April 2010 bout with Rafael dos Anjos, Liverpool lightweight Terry Etim was on the verge of stardom. …


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Manny Pacquiao quick quotes

By Andreas Hale

Manny Pacquiao: This third fight will be the answer to whether or not Marquez got robbed in the other two fights. I never underestimate Marquez. There’s a big difference in me today. I have changed and improved a lot of areas and I’m more dangerous now. I think I’m a lot better now. My power has made a big difference. It’s going to be different for him when he steps in the ring with me. We know his weaknesses but we won’t tell you what they are.

Freddy Roach: I’ve never seen Manny as motivated as I have in this fight.

By Andreas Hale Manny Pacquiao: This third fight will be the answer to whether or not Marquez got robbed in …


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Gamboa vs Rios?

Top Rank president Todd duBoef has recently spread the word that he would love to match Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KOs) with hard-hitting WBA lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (29-0-1, 21 KOs) sooner or later. “I have seen some tapes of Rios and all I can say is that Gamboa is ready for him anytime, anyplace”, says promoter Ahmet Oner. “Rios is an aggressive guy but I see nothing in his game to really shock Gamboa. It should be a good fight though so I say: Let’s get it on!” (more…)

Top Rank president Todd duBoef has recently spread the word that he would love to match Cuban phenomenon Yuriorkis Gamboa …


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Jones eyes title shot with win

Undefeated welterweight contender Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, who faces two-time world title challenger Sebastian Lujan, of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, in one of the featured fights on the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito card, will be in line for a pair of much-coveted title shots with a win on Dec. 3 at Madison Square Garden. A Jones victory over Lujan in their scheduled 12-rounder will gain him the #1 position in the welterweight rankings of the International Boxing Federation (IBF), currently ruled by Andre Berto, which could lead to a fight for Berto’s title in 2012. He also might possibly be matched with #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world Manny Pacquiao, according to Top Rank’s Bob Arum. (more…)

Undefeated welterweight contender Mike Jones, of Philadelphia, PA, who faces two-time world title challenger Sebastian Lujan, of Rosario, Santa Fe, …


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Israel Vazquez opening gym

By Ricardo Conde

Two-time world champion Israel ‘Magnifico’ Vazquez (44-5, 32 KOs) will be hosting the official grand opening of his new boxing gym, Magnifico Boxing Gym, this Saturday November 5th. The event will begin at 12:00 noon with the ceremonial ribbon cutting by long time friend and manager Frank Espinoza Sr. Boxing fans will get a tour of the facility and will also have an opportunity to take pictures and get autographs with some of the fighters expected to be in attendance like current bantamweight world champion Abner Mares (22-0-1, 13 KOs), former world champion Daniel Ponce de Leon (41-4, 34 KOs), former world champion Martin ‘El Gallo’ Castillo (35-4, 18 KOs) and many others. Magnifico Boxing Gym is located at 3419 Tweedy Blvd. South Gate, California.

By Ricardo Conde Two-time world champion Israel ‘Magnifico’ Vazquez (44-5, 32 KOs) will be hosting the official grand opening of …


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Lefele to defend SA minimum title

By Ron Jackson

Tshepo Lefele makes the third defence of his SA minimumweight title when he meets Siviwe Ntsiko at the Raymond Mhlaba Sports Centre in Motherwell on Saturday afternoon. Lefele, whose professional record stands at 16-5, with 10 stoppage wins, has been the champion since September 2008. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Tshepo Lefele makes the third defence of his SA minimumweight title when he meets Siviwe Ntsiko at …


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Alves smiling, still dangerous

Thiago Alves’ first trip to England for a UFC fight in 2008 may or may not earn a place on his personal highlight reel, depending on which part of the journey we’re talking about . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Thiago Alves’ first trip to England for a UFC fight in 2008 may or may not earn a place on …


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LoPorto update

By Ray Wheatley
Photos: Werner Kalin

WBA#14 Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7KOs) is confident of capturing the WBA light middleweight title when he will challenge champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout (23-0, 13KOs) over twelve rounds at the Cohen Stadium in El Paso, Texas on November 11. LoPorto has been getting excellent sparring against WBA#11 light heavyweight Joel Casey and has impressed with speed and power in training sessions. At 33 years of age LoPorto who is managed by Adam Wilcock, is seven years Trout’s senior but both boxers stand same height at 5.10″. Trout is a southpaw and LoPorto will box from the orthodox stance. LoPorto resides in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and Trout is from Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA. Trout won the WBA crown by outpointing Rigerberto Alvarez and defended successfully by defeating David Lopez over twelve rounds in 2011 fights. Australian Anthony Mundine holds the WBA interim title and Miguel Cotto is the WBA super champion at 154 pounds. The Trout vs LoPorto WBA title bout will be televised live to Australia on Foxtel Cable Television Network. more photos

By Ray Wheatley Photos: Werner Kalin WBA#14 Frank LoPorto (15-4-2, 7KOs) is confident of capturing the WBA light middleweight title …


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Wach update

As training camp winds down for the undefeated WBC International heavyweight champion Mariusz Wach, the true scope of his growth as a fighter becomes clearer. Wach, (25-0 13KOs), of North Bergen, N.J., by way of Krakow, Poland, will face former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (56-11, 37KOs) this Saturday, November 5 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, the site of his Knockout of the Year performance against Kevin McBride in July. (more…)

As training camp winds down for the undefeated WBC International heavyweight champion Mariusz Wach, the true scope of his growth …


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Leal, Lopez update

Photos and story by William Wilczewski / Nogales International

Nogales, Arizona’s Adan Leal (left) and Nogales, Sonora’s Noe Lopez Jr. (right) will train Wednesday night at the Rage Boxing & Fitness Club in Nogales, Arizona, in preparation for their upcoming fights in Nogales, Sonora. Lopez is slated to fight Jesus Laguna on Friday at the Dr. Alberto Hoeffman Stadium, while Leal is set to face a yet-named opponent on Dec. 3 at the Micro Plaza.

Photos and story by William Wilczewski / Nogales International Nogales, Arizona’s Adan Leal (left) and Nogales, Sonora’s Noe Lopez Jr. …


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Viva Don King Workout Video

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Press workouts before Saturday’s big “Viva Don King” card at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida featuring emerging super lightweight Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (11-0, 8 KOs), USBO jr middle beltholder Joey “Twinkle Fingers” Hernandez (19-1, 11 KOs), WBC #1 cruiser Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-1, 13 KOs) and WBA cruiser king Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3, 29 KOs).

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk Press workouts before Saturday’s big “Viva Don King” card at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida …


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Liakhovich training with Floyd Sr.

Former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KO), trained with Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas recently. The two seemingly diverse personalities found some common threads. They both love boxing and they both like to win just as much. Sergei is thirsty to learn more of the mental aspects of the sports, more finesse and footwork. Mayweather thinks he is just the guy to teach Sergei the “slick-ness” as he puts it. Sergei was pleased with the time he spent with Mayweather and said he will return to Las Vegas in about 2 weeks to continue training with Floyd Sr.

Sergei commented about training with Mayweather, “I am not the type of person that can just sit around and wait. I have to keep busy. I needed to get in the ring and train. I feel I must always learn. I have what it takes and with the right teacher I can win the championship again. You have to use your mind as well as your body. Floyd can teach me the tricks to take my power and use it as a lighter, smaller fighter would. I feel he (Mayweather) can take me to a new level.” (more…)

Former WBO heavyweight champion Sergei “The White Wolf” Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KO), trained with Floyd Mayweather Sr. in Las Vegas …


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Marquez Mexico City Workout

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank

With a very impressive demonstration of conditioning and brute strength the three time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez shined during a media workout today in the historic Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Marquez will seek to become a four time world champion when he takes on Manny Pacquiao on November 12 at the MGM Grand in HBO Pay-per-view championship card from Las Vegas. “I have added some new training methods to my preparation and I believe that it will help me very much when I take on Pacquiao on November 12,” said Marquez. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank With a very impressive demonstration of conditioning and brute strength the three time world champion Juan …


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Arreola visits WBC

Video and story by Gabriel F.Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez

Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (USA) and featherweight prospect Salvador Sanchez (Mexico) visited WBC President Jose Sulaiman in Mexico City at his usual Tuesday with the press. “To me it’s a great pleasure and joy to fight Mexico. My dream is to give this country and Latin America a world champion. I have this great goal and I’ll do everything do it. I’m like overcome by Latinos and others that I meet here. Please know that Chris Arreola is all heart for Mexico and and Latinos,” said Arreola (33-2, 28 KOs), who faces Raphael Butler Saturday in a ten-rounder at the Domo De La Feria, in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

Also on hand was Salvador Sanchez II, coming off an impressive win over compatriot Jiovanny Soto last Saturday in Mexico City. “Each time I feel better and closer to a world title fight. I made ​​many adjustments in my career to get that opportunity to fight for a world title. I hope to return to fight the next November 25,” said Sanchez.

WBC president Jose Sulaiman stated “Having a heavyweight fight in Mexico is very important and most know Arreola. Latinos need to have a heavyweight champion and Arreola is a strong candidate.”

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Video and story by Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodriguez Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola (USA) and featherweight prospect …


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Viva Don King Workout Quotes

By Phil Doherty
Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP

Dania Beach Florida holds the distinction of being Broward County’s oldest incorporated city. “Beach” was added to the name in 1999 as part of an effort to attract younger families; but the town remains an old-fashioned reminder of different and better times. Another reminder of glory days past and possibly future presented itself this afternoon inside Bonnie Canino’s gym. Canino–the former female boxing legend and current trainer opened her doors to a large group of fighters and media promoting this Saturday night’s “Viva Don King!” card at The Seminole Hard Rock.

In the main event, Panamanian Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) defends his WBA cruiserweight title against WBA No. 14-ranked former heavyweight Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) of Vero Beach, Fla. Jones quipped: “I’m actually very relaxed during this fight week as I’ve done all my work and now I know what I am going to do,” Jones said before his workout. “My message to Mike Marrone is simple: Don’t make it harder than it has to be. Don’t make me hurt you more than I have to. Don’t be too brave.” (more…)

By Phil Doherty Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP Dania Beach Florida holds the distinction of being Broward County’s oldest incorporated city. …


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Shumenov-Goossen split

WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov andGoossen Tutor Promotions have settled their lawsuit and the disputes between them. They have agreed that their Promotional Contract is terminated and have amicably parted ways.

Shumenov (12-1, 8 KOs), a 2004 Kazakhstan Olympian, is promoted by Las Vegas-based KZ Event Productions, which is owned and operated by the Shumenov brothers, Beibut and Chingis.

“I want to fight the best to be considered the best 175 pounder in the world,” Shumenov said. “I’ve heard that (Nathan) Cleverly, who won the WBO title after (Juergen) Braehmer was stripped, and (IBF champion Tavoris) Cloud have mentioned my name, but, truth be told, we have never been contacted by either one of their promoters to unify. (more…)

WBA light heavyweight champion Beibut Shumenov andGoossen Tutor Promotions have settled their lawsuit and the disputes between them. They have …










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