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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

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Feature Story

Ward-Abraham set for battle

Tonight on SHOWTIME at 10PM ET/PT

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

With the Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup sitting just a few feet away, both Andre “SOG” Ward and “King” Arthur Abraham made weight on Friday at a packed open-to-the-public weigh-in held at the LAX Crowne Plaza.

Tonight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), the WBA super middleweight world champion and the Super Six top-seeded Ward (23-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., will take on the power-punching Abraham (32-2, 26 KOs) of Berlin, Germany, in a 12-round semifinal bout with the winner earning a spot in the Super Six tournament finals.

Opening up the telecast on Saturday night on SHOWTIME will be a replay of last Saturday night’s Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley mega-fight from Las Vegas. (more…)



May 14th, 2011



Boxing News

More on Bogere-Beltran

Photos: Rich J. Hundley III/SHOWTIME

Up-and-coming lightweight prospect Sharif “The Lion” Bogere fought to a close – and bloody – unanimous decision victory over Ray Beltran by the scores of 97-93 and 96-94 twice from Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev. In the co-feature, top American heavyweight prospect Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell knocked out Evans Quinn at 2:38 of the first round on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. Bogere (20-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Beltran (24-5, 16 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif., battled for ten blood-filled rounds before the judges declared Bogere the winner. Bogere had the momentum early as both men established their game plans. Beltran kept heavy pressure – and his weight – on Bogere to tire out the younger fighter and prevent him from getting into a rhythm. Bogere used his speed and volume punching to make his mark through the first several rounds. For more details and photos click here…



May 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones Jr. in Moscow

In anticipation of his upcoming bout on May 21 in Moscow, Russia and in response to numerous requests from his Russian boxing fans, legendary eight-time world boxing champion and future hall of famer Roy Jones Jr. has released his latest single, сердце чемпиона (Heart of a Champion). “When I came to Moscow for our promotional tour last month, everybody kept asking me if I was going to write a song for the fight,” Jones Jr. said. “I didn’t realize how many Russian fans I had, and it really moved me and inspired me to write this song. I hope they like it.”

Jones, Jr. arrived in Moscow yesterday and was a guest on the highly popular Channel 1 television hit comedy show, Projector of Paris Hilton. “I came over early to adjust to the different time zone and brought a number of my sparring partners with me. I will be finishing up my training over the next few days and can’t wait for next Saturday,” Jones stated.

“The Battle of Two Empires: Jones, Jr. vs. Lebedev” is being promoted by Square Ring Promotions and Vlad Hrunov.



May 14th, 2011

Boxing Result

Perez crushes Terry

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Unbeaten lightweight Michaelangelo “The Artist” Perez (13-0-1, 7 KOs) scored a brutal third round KO over Ira Terry (24-5, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Hilton Hotel & Casino in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Perez knocked down Terry in round two and put him down and out just as the bout was being waved off. Time was 2:19.

Unbeaten flyweight Jonathan Vidal (14-0, 8 KOs) outpointed veteran Cecilio “Boga” Santos (25-19-3, 15 KOs) over eight rounds. Scores were 79-73, 78-74 and 77-75. (more…)



May 14th, 2011

Boxing Result

Bogere, Mitchell victorious

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

In a good action fight, unbeaten lightweight prospect Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (20-0, 12 KOs) won a bloody ten round unanimous decision over “Sugar” Raymundo Beltran (24-5, 16 KOs) on Friday night at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Both fighters were cut by accidental headbutts. Beltran, Manny Pacquiao’s primary sparring partner, staggered Bogere in round eight, but Bogere prevailed in the end by scores of 96-94, 97-93, 96-94. Bogere wins the vacant NABO title. For more details and photos click here…



May 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Holt destroys Diaz

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

In a crossroads clash of former world champions, former WBO junior welterweight champion Kendall Holt (27-4, 15 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over two-time IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs) on Friday night before a sellout crowd at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. Irony played a factor in the matchup. In preparation for his showdown against Holt, Diaz worked on staying away from the dangerous left hook that Holt throws. Unfortunately, that was the punch that ended matters in Holt’s favor and reignited his career in the process. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Mijares, Rueda make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

No problems on the scale for IBF super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares and challenger Carlos Rueda in advance of their clash Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria Nacional in Durango, Mexico. Mijares weighed 114.6 for his first defense. Rueda weighed 114.8. IBF supervisor David McCullough oversaw the proceedings. Referee Jack Reiss went over the rules with the fighters and their representatives. The judges will be Jonathan Davis, Ruben Garcia and Albert Bennett. The fighters will do battle with black Cleto Reyes gloves.

In the co-feature, Alejandro “Alex” Valdez failed to meet the super bantamweight limit in his first try on the scale. In his second try he weighed 122.1. Jose “Brillo” Gutierrez weighed 121.6. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Ward, Abraham make weight

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Andre Ward 168 vs. Arthur Abraham 167
Chris Arreola 234 vs. Nagy Aguilera 238
Shawn Estrada 174 vs. Joseph Gardner 166
Javier Molina 148.25 vs. Danny Figueroa 148
Manuel Quezada 233 vs. Bowie Tupou 245
Matt Villanueva 117 vs. Frank Gutierrez 118
Armen Ovesepyan 147.75 vs. Arturo Brambilla 149.5
Ty Barnett 135 vs. Andrey Klimov 137.5
Venue: Home Depot Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Goossen Tutor/Sauerland Event
TV: SHOWTIME
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May 13th, 2011

Boxing News

‘The Tank’ demands rematch

Williams: "Holyfield quit! I was robbed!"

Popular Bahamian heavyweight Sherman “The Tank” Williams has demanded a rematch with Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield alleging that the future Hall of Famer verbally agreed to a second fight after their January 22nd encounter ended in a highly controversial “no contest” due to Holyfield’s left eye suffering a cut from an unintentional clash of heads.

Holyfield was cut over the left eye in round two by an unintentional head butt and rocked by a Williams right hand in round three. After the third round Evander said he couldn’t see.

Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs) was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards after three rounds, by identical scores of 29-28 but the bout was declared a no contest as Holyfield was head butted and could not see as a result of blood in his eye. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Mendy to challenge Bute

Long-time super middleweight contender, Jean-Paul Mendy will finally get his crack at a world championship when he takes on defending IBF super middleweight champion, Lucian Bute on July 9th at the Romexpo Dome in Bute’s home country of Romania. Bute-Mendy is promoted by EuroPlus Computers S.R.L., and Interbox in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.



May 13th, 2011

Boxing News

John WBA Boxer of the Month

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA featherweight super world champion Chris John of Indonesia has been selected as ‘Fighter of the Month’ in the WBA rankings for April 2011 released today in Panama. John defended his world title by unanimous decision, beating his compatriot Daud Cino Yordan, on April 17 in Jakarta. Honorable mention went to Japanese boxer Koki Kameda, who successfully defended his WBA bantamweight title with an 11th round knockout of Daniel Diaz on May 7 in Osaka.



May 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Ward-Abraham officials

The Semi-Final Tournament bout of the Super Six World Boxing Classic between WBA Super Middleweight Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward and “King” Arthur Abraham is just 24 hours away and the officials have been announced.

The officials for the Ward-Abraham bout will be Stanley Christodoulou of South Africa, Ingo Barrabas of Germany and James Jen-Kin of California. The event referee is Luis Pabon of Puerto Rico.

“I appreciate the considerations that the California Athletic Commission, especially Chairman John Frierson and Executive Officer George Dodd, afforded us back on February 15 in allowing the promoter’s of Ward and Abraham to stand behind their contractual understanding of having a non-California referee,” said Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions. “I want to make it very clear from the outset, the commission nor our company, have wavered or insisted on any other arrangement with a non-Californian referee despite the continual inaccurate claims of Wilfried Sauerland, the promoter of Abraham, to the contrary. We don’t want any excuses from the Sauerland camp after Ward’s performance tomorrow night!”

Tickets for this May 14 action-packed, world championship boxing card are priced at $25, $50, $100 and $200 (VIP floor seats). Fans can purchase tickets now at all Ticketmaster outlets and online at www.Ticketmaster.com as well as The Home Depot Center Box Office (open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Los Mochis, Sinaloa

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Boxing

Hugo Ruiz 118 vs. Francisco Arce 118
Daniel Rosas 115 vs. David Gaspar 115
Mahonry Montes 137 vs. Rafael Urías 137.5
Adrian Young 128 vs. German Rodriguez 128
José Sánchez 112 vs. Oscar Castillo
Juan Estrada 112 vs. Juan Carlos Sánchez 112
Mario Villela 123 vs. Carlos Balmea 123.5
Venue: Polideportivo Centenario Los Mochis, Sinaloa
Promoter: Zanfer, HG Boxing and Top Rank
TV: TV Azteca, Fox Sports
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May 13th, 2011

Column

So Cal Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten featherweight Miguel Angel Garcia will fight Miguel Beltran in the opening bout of the HBO boxing After Dark telecast on June 4th, both manager Cameron Dunkin and Top Rank VP of Boxing Operations Carl Moretti told Fightnews.com.

“We were trying to make it for Mikey to defend his NABO and NABF titles, but it’s at least a 10 round fight,” said Dunkin.

“We’re not sure if we want the weight for the bout to be at 126 or 127 pounds for this fight,” said Moretti.

The reason being for the 127 pound weight discussion is because Beltran fought at 135 pounds in his last fight, a little over two months ago. Beltran knocked out Roberto Tamayo in the fourth round in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico.

Garcia, from Oxnard and now training in Moreno Valley, CA, is coming off a one-sided 10 round stoppage over Matt Remillard in March. In the process, Garcia won two regional titles. Garcia’s older brother, Robert, still holds out hope that the bout will be a 12 rounder.

“I think Mikey is at his best when it’s a 12 round bout than a 10 round bout,” Robert Garcia told Fightnews.com.

In the main event, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. and Sebastian Zbik battle in a 12 round bout for Zbik world title belt. It will be Chavez’s first attempt at winning a world title. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Kirby-Edwards ends in draw

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Heavyweight Michael “Iron Rhino” Kirby (9-3-2, 5KOs) 264.5lbs boxed a crowd pleasing draw with Ben “Banging” Edwards (3-0-1, 3KOs) 262.3lb for vacant Australian heavyweight title over ten rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Kirby, 35 years, forced the inexperienced Edwards, 26 years, on to the ropes in all the rounds and worked on the inside but by round five Ben had got up on his toes and stepping back he was finding the range for solid left hooks and right hands to the head that visibly hurt his opponent. At the conclusion judges scores 96-94 (Edwards), 97-94 (Kirby) and 95-95.

Serge Yannick (13-1,6KO’s) won a twelve round split decision over former world title challenger Shannan Taylor (51-10-3,36KO’s) for the PABA super middleweight title. Yannick started the fight in top gear but was met with solid resistance from Taylor who scored with effective straight lefts and power body shots that had the shorter man wincing. Taylor was the aggressor in most of the rounds and he was connecting with quality punches consistently but it was Yannick who had the superior work rate. Yannick was deducted a point by referee Ignatius Missailidis for punching after the bell had sounded for round ten. Scores from former Carl Froch opponent and now respected judge Dale Westerman 118-109 (Taylor), Malcolm Bulner 116-111 (Yannick) and Andrew Campbell 115-112. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Feature Story

Slim Arreola in action Saturday

By Francisco Salazar
Photo: Goossen Tutor

Most people will not question or make comments about the talent that heavyweight contender Chris Arreola has slowly gained over the years to accompany the punching power he possesses. However, there are people who have questioned Arreola’s commitment to stay in or get in shape for fights in the last couple of years.

Arreola has heard those comments too often in recent years.

“Only if he was lighter in the Adamak fight, he would have won.”

“He’s 263 pounds? That’s 12 pounds more than he weighed in his previous fight!”

When he steps inside the ring against Nagy Aguilera at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night in Carson, CA, Arreola will have a slender look, which may even surprise his fans. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Faragon outpoints Rodriguez

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Boxing returned to “The Egg” within Albany, New York’s Empire State Plaza Convention Center as Pugnacious Promotions presented “Spring Fever Fight Night,” an eight bout Pro/Am card. Topping the bill was undefeated lightweight prospect Mike “Baby-Faced Beast” Faragon who pounded out a unanimous decision over Miguel Rodriguez in a scheduled eight rounder. more + photos



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Chumash

Kendall Holt 142 vs. Julio Diaz 141.5
Jonathan Gonzalez 154 vs. Rudy Cisneros 152.5
Kurtiss Colvin 159 vs. Cameron Allan 158.5
Julian Williams 153 vs. Francisco Santana 153.5
Rufino Serrano 126.75 vs. Ramon Flores 129
Seniesa Estrada 111.5 vs. Maria Ruiz 112.5
Joel Diaz 128 vs. Dionicio Alvarez 126.25
Jhon Ortega 144.5 vs. Marcus Thompkins 145.25
Daniel Roman 118 vs. Alfredo Madrigal 118
Anthony Dirrell 170 vs. Alberto Mercedes 171
Venue: Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw/Thompson Boxing
TV: ESPN2



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Werner Kalin

Former world title challenger Shannan Taylor (51-9-3, 36 KOs) will clash with Serge Yannick (12-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds for the PABA super middleweight title at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Taylor weighed 167.8 and Yannick weighed 167.9. (more…)



May 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Primm

Photos: Rich J. Hundley III/SHOWTIME

Up-and-coming and unbeaten lightweight prospect Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (19-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas, Nev., weighed in at 134 pounds and his opponent “Sugar” Raymundo Beltran (24-4, 16 KOs) of North Hollywood, Calif., at 135 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in from Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev., just a day before they battle in a 10-round lightweight matchup Friday, May 13, LIVE on ShoBox: the New Generation on SHOWTIME (11:05 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West coast). In the co-feature, American heavyweight Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (21-0-1, 15 KOs) of Bradywine, Md., and Nicaraguan Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (20-5-1, 18 KOs) of Bluefields, Nicaragua, had to be separated when the two squared off because Quinn shoved his fist near Mitchell’s face. The former Michigan State University linebacker Mitchell, who weighed in at 245 pounds, will take on Quinn, who tipped the scales at 217 pounds, in a 10-round heavyweight affair. For more details and photos click here…



May 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Epix telecast now LIVE

Due to the demand of boxing fans, EPIX, the multiplatform premium entertainment service, will exclusively televise Live to the U.S., the WBO light heavyweight title fight between defending champion Jurgen Brahmer and WBO interim light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly on May 21. The live broadcast, emanating from The O2 in London, will open with the highly-charged grudge match between rivals James DeGale and George Groves, for the British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. EpixHD.com will stream the fights live, beginning at 4 p.m. ET. EPIX had originally announced that the fights would be televised at a later date via tape-delay.

EPIX will once again present the closed-captioned simulcast of the main event on a jumbotron screen in Times Square (Broadway at 44th St.), beginning 5 p.m. ET.



May 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Super Six Update

Sauerland: Nobody can protect Ward

Photo: Marco Krause/Team Sauerland

Hall of Fame-Promoter Wilfried Sauerland has voiced his astonishment over Virgil Hunter’s comments at yesterday’s official Super Six World Boxing Classic press conference. The trainer of WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward stated that Sauerland has lost confidence in Abraham because he demanded neutral judges and a neutral referee. “I see no problem in asking for a non-Californian referee – and that’s not just because it was guaranteed in the contract,” Sauerland said. “I am not sure what leads Virgil to believe that we have lost confidence in Arthur. Maybe he is getting a little nervous because Andre Ward is not fighting in Oakland this time. I thought it was funny that Dan Goossen complained about the five-hour drive Ward had to take to come down to LA for this fight. But then again, if you are used to fighting at your protected home base, travelling 400 miles might seem like a huge inconvenience, so let’s not hold it against them. All the comments from their camp and the problems with the officials are a clear indication that they do not feel comfortable about fighting away from home, even though they are still in their home state. So it’s them who are losing confidence in their fighter, not us.” (more…)



May 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Back-to-back cards in NYC

Gary Shaw Productions and DiBella Entertainment will present back-to-back boxing shows on June 10 and 11 the Roseland Ballroom on the weekend of of New York City’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade with Felix “Tito” Trinidad acting as ambassador and host. Boricua Invasion I will air live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights, while Boricua Invasion II will be televised live on Showtime on ShoBox: The New Generation.

Borcua Invasion I will feature welterweight KO specialist Kenny “Battlestar” Galarza (14-1, 14 KOs), of Juana Diaz, PR, in the main event against fellow Puerto Rican contender, Irving Garcia (17-6-3, 8 KOs). Topping undercard are welterweight Thomas “Tormenta” Dulorme (11-0, 10 KOs) against former world champion DeMarcus Corley (37-17-1, 22 KOs), and former Puerto Rican Olympian Jose “El Dulce” Pedraza (2-0, 2 KOs) against an opponent to be named.

Boricua Invasion II will feature popular undefeated Puerto Rican featherweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (12-0, 10 KOs) against Dat Nguyen (17-1, 6 KOs), welterweight Vincent Arroyo against fellow Boricua Hector Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs) and middleweight knockout artist Jonathan “Mantequilla Gonzalez (12-0, 12 KOs) against an opponent to be named. In a special off-TV attraction, unbeaten Gabriel “Tito” Bracero will duke it out with an opponent that will be announced in the coming days.



May 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Michael Perez 136 vs. Ira Terry 133
Jonathan Vidal 118 vs. Cecilio Santos 124
Emanuel Rivera 116 vs. Juan Herrera 116
Albert Cruz 147 vs. Eduardo Adorno 153
Miguel Robles 119 vs. Robert DaLuz 122.5
Jonuel Tapia 162 vs. Emil Gonzalez 162
Braulio Santos 126 vs. Felix Rivera 124
Venue: Hilton Hotel & Casino, Ponce, PR
Promoter: Golden Boy/Promociones Miguel Cotto
TV: Telefutura
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May 12th, 2011

Boxing News

Rahman returns June 11

Two-time heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman (49-7-2, 40 KOs) will headline a card on June 11th at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. Rahman will face Willie Herring in a ten rounder topping a six=bout card presented by Prize Fight and Greg Cohen Promotions.

In the co-feature, middleweight Dominic Wade (11-0, 8 KOs) faces Juan Astorga (15-6-1, 10 KOs) in an eight round bout.



May 12th, 2011




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