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By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Australian lightweight Brett “Handful” Smith (8-0-1, 5 KOs) captured the national crown with a one sided ten round decision win over Jason Crowe (6-3-1, 5 KOs) at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Friday.. Smith controlled the action in most of the rounds connecting with accurate combinations consistently. Scores 99-91, 99-91, 99-91. Crowe had won the title in May 2009 by defeating Sedat Tasci. (more…)
A large list of pre-fight events are scheduled for Golden Boy’s September 18 Mosley-Mora pay-per-view card at STAPLES Centre and all of it is open to the public. A parade, media workouts, the final press conference, weigh-in, even Friday night’s Telefutura card will all be open to the fans free of charge. Saturday’s fight card won’t be free, but tickets start at just $20. (more…)
Photo and weights by Chris Cozzone
From the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas:
For the IBF/WBA world featherweight titles:
Yuriorkis Gamboa 126 vs. Orlando Salido 126
WBA world lightweight title eliminator:
Brandon Rios 135 vs. Anthony Peterson 134
Diego Magdaleno 131 vs. Carlos Oliveira 134 1/2
Mike Lee 176 1/2 vs. Alex Rivera 173
Jose Benavidez 138 1/2 vs. Manuel Del Cid 138 1/2
Matt Korobov 160 vs. Anthony Greenridge 159
Danny Escobar 148 vs. Ricardo Calzada n/a
Promoter: Top Rank
Televised on HBO
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Today the WBA announced that it will call a purse bid for matches between WBA interim jr middleweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida and Austin Trout, as well as WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan vs interim champion Marcos Maidana. The bidding will take place on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m in the WBA’s Panama Headquarters. The purse bid will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Ratings Chairman Jose Oliver Gomez.
The application for an Ishida vs. Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez (Canelo Alvarez’ brother) championship fight was denied due to the availability and willingness of leading available contender Trout. Ishida-Alvarez was planned for for September 25 at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico against Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez. Pursuant to a separate Resolution, Miguel Cotto has been appointed super champion of the super welterweight division. The terms and conditions for such recognition are identified in that resolution. The Ishida vs. Trout bout will be for the now vacant WBA regular 154lb title. The winner of the Ishida vs. Trout bout, or Ishida if the bout results in a draw, must face Nelson Linares within a period of 90 days from the date of the bout.
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
In a great atmosphere under glorious sunshine, surrounded by many fans and sheltered by the statue of the boxer that is located in the old part of the Mexican capital, Erik Morales, Willie Limond and the other fighters that will star on Saturday’s Bicentennial Gala on Saturday made the required weight. Everything is now ready for a great night of boxing at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico. (more…)
Photos by KMG/Dmitriy Abramov
Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 48 KOs), and Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KOs), stepped on the scale today at Karstadt sports in Frankfurt. IBF, IBO, WBO and The Ring Magazine Champion Klitschko and former WBC Champion Peter will face off this Saturday at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Klitschko weighed 112.0 kilograms (247 lb.) while Peter weighed 109.5 kilograms (241 lb.). Klitschko is a half-pound lighter than he was in Klitschko-Peter I. Peter scaled in 12.5 pounds less than the first fight. In the U.S., the fight will be shown on live ESPN3.com and rebroadcast the following day on ESPN main network. Tickets starting at €24 can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone +49-1805-57 00 70.
The officials for Klitschko-Peter are referee Robert Byrd (USA). Judges are Steve Weisfeld (USA), Mickey Vann (UK) and Pawel Kardyni (Poland). (more…)
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
In a good action heavyweight bout, undefeated 6’9 knockout artist Tyson Fury (12-0, 9 KOs) won an eight round decision over ultra durable and previously unbeaten American Rich Power (12-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the historic York Hall in London, England. Fury had an impressive performance as he relentlessly battered the game Power, who took the bout on one week notice. Referee Jeffery Hinds, the sole scorer in the fight, gave it to Fury by a score of 80-72. (more…)
The weigh-in is are complete for the European title doubleheader at the National Stadium in Dublin on tomorrow’s Hunky Dorys Fight Night. European super middleweight champion Brian Magee and challenger Roman Aramian both had to strip to the bare essentials to make the 168 pound weight limit while the challengers for the vacant European Super Bantamweight title, Kiko “La Sensacion” Martinez and Arsen Martyrosian both tipped the scales right on the 122 pound weight limit.
Brian Magee 168 vs Roman Aramian 168
(European Super Middleweight Title)
Kiko Martinez 122 vs Arsen Martirosyan 122
(Vacant European Super Bantamweight Title)
Anthony Fitzgerald 163.5 vs Robbie Long 167
(Irish Super Middleweight Title)
Paul Hyland vs Robert DaLuz 124
Luis Garcia 175.25 vs Christian Cruz 173
Alexei Acosta 124.5 vs Oscar Chacin 122.5
Coleman Barrett 233.25 vs Remigijus Ziausys ??
Gavin Prunty 146 vs Arek Malek 144.5
Brendan Fitzpatrick 169.25 vs Mariusz Radziszewski 172
Update: Floyd Mayweather Jr. was just released moments ago from Clark County jail
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested and booked on charges of grand larceny according to the Las Vegas Review Journal. Floyd allegedly took an iPhone from an ex-girlfriend. The woman, who has three children from Mayweather, also claims Floyd abused her and threatened to kill her. Police confirmed to local media that the woman had minor injuries, however as of now no charges have been filed.
Prize Fight returns to the Fitz Hotel & Casino in Tunica, MS on September 25th with its latest installment of “Fights At The Fitz.” In the main event, fan favorite and heavy handed Dominic Wade (8-0, 6 KOs) goes up against Freddie Montoya (3-1, 2 KOs). Also, scheduled in a six-rounders are 2008 United States Olympian and amateur standout Gary Russell, Jr. (11-0, 8 KOs) versus Willie Villanueva (9-2, 2 KOs) in a featherweight bout and 2008 United States Olympian and Bronze Medalist Deontay Wilder (11-0, 11 KOs) making his Fitz debut against Mujaheed Moore (4-4, 3 KOs) in heavyweight action. In addition, featherweight Eric Hunter (14-1, 7 KOs) meets Andre Wilson (11-4, 9 KOs) in a scheduled six-rounder. #2 world ranked middleweight Fernando Guerrero will be in attendance for this fight to greet his Mid-South fans. For tickets call 800-766-5825.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos by Érika Montoya
Eric ¨Terrible¨ Morales 143 vs. Willie Lemond 143
Ana Maria Torres 114.40 vs. Alessia Graff 114.40
Edgar Sosa 111.76 vs. Ryan Bito 110.26
Daniel Estrada 134.20 vs. Ray Sanchez 134.20
Venue: Plaza Monumental de Toros Mexico, Mexico City
Promoter: Villuendas Promotions & KO Entertainment
TV: Live on Pay-Per-View at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
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By Jesse Kelley
“Jason Litzau has been offered the fight against Celestino Caballero on HBO, a purse was agreed upon, and we have accepted the fight,” said Bob Van Syckle, trainer of Litzau. “Jason Litzau is ready and willing to fight Caballero!” Litzau is the WBC #4, WBA #3, IBF #6 and WBO #10 ranked super featherweight. The Caballero-Litzau showdown is tentatively scheduled for the November 27th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
After registering the strongest victory of his career, world-ranked welterweight Freddy “El Riel’’ Hernandez (28-1, 1 NC, 19 KOs) of Lynwood, Calif., returns to the ring when he meets former world champion Mike Anchondo (30-2, 19 KOs) of La Puente, Calif., in the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on Friday, Sept. 17, on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
One of the most talented amateurs to come out of Cuba in the past decade, 2004 Olympian Luis Franco (6-0, 5 KOs), puts his unbeaten record on the line against Wilton “Pretty Warrior’’ Hilario (12-1-1, 9 KOs), of Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, in an eight-round super featherweight bout in the co-feature at Buffalo Bills Resort & Casino in Primm, Nev. (more…)
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Steve Molitor 122 vs Jason Booth 121
(IBF super bantamweight title)
Venue: Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, England
Promoter: Frank Maloney
By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov
Wladimir Klitschko 246.9 vs Samuel Peter 241.4
(IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight title)
Johnathon Banks 227 vs Saul Montana 258
Gabor Veto 140 vs Philipp Schuster 142
Domonique Dolton 160 vs Norbert Szekeres 158
Ali Ahraoui 151 vs Janos Varga 150
Bjoern Blaschke 193 vs Sebastian Tuchscherer ??
Venue: Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt, Germany
Promoter: K2/Top Rank
TV: Inter (Ukraine), RTL (Germany), ESPN3.com (USA)
Tickets: Starting at € 24, can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone +49-1805-57 00 70
By Damrong Simakajornboon
WBO#1/WBA#3 Duangpetch Kokietgym (52-1-1,21 KOs) successfully kept his PABA 115lb crown as he stopped PABA#9 Edwin Tumbaga on Friday at the Municipality of Chiengyuen in Udonthani, Thailand. The source reported that the Thai fighter easily destroyed the Filipino with a vicious left bodyshot and scored a KO at 2:13 of round two. In other action, two-time WBA title challenger, current WBC#5 superlight Prawet Singwancha (41-3-2,25 KOs) mostly controlled the show before he impressively annihilated former PABA title challenger Smile Brown of Indonesia with a tough left hook at 2:04 of round five. WBA/WBO#15 lightfly Paiparob Kokietgym (9-0,7 KOs) dropped Indonesian#12 fly Safwan Lombok twice with his vicious body attack, finally scoring a TKO in round two of six round non-title bout. WBC female#12 and ABCO female 102lb title holder Buarimbung Lookjandaeng (17-0,9 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Dokfah Mor Tasanai in a six round non-title bout. This event was promoted by Kokiet Group Promotion.
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Here are the weights for the Bang Time Boxing card tonight at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore:
Mike Paschall 168 vs. Ariel Espinal 173
Russ Shiflett 187 vs. Justin Riegel 186 1/2
Maurice Byarm 253 vs. Kevin Howard 267
Elias Bouloubassis 152 1/2 vs. Kevin Kibler 154
Dwayne McRae 260 vs. Mike Miller (will weigh-in later)
Dale Robeson-El 180 vs. Dan Shull 178
(Robeson-El had to lose two and a half pounds to get close to agreed weight of 180)
Andre Hemphill 172 1/2 vs. Frank Armstrong 171
TKO Boxing, promoter of Matt Remillard (23-0, 13 KOs), of Connecticut), says there is no truth to the recent announcement of a Nov. 27 fight on HBO against former IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (34-2, 23 KOs) of Panama. Remillard has not agreed to fight Caballero and there is no fight, denies TKO.
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On a mission to become the first Mexican boxer to capture world titles in four different weight classes, the legendary Erik “Terrible” Morales is only one win shy of his 50th pro career victory, and the last fighter to defeat Manny Pacquiao.
Morales returns Saturday night to face WBU lightweight champion Willie “Hands of Steel” Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Scotland, for the vacant WBC Diamond super lightweight championship at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City in “Mexican Fiesta” on pay-per-view at 9PM ET/6PM PT. (more…)
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
ShoBox: The New Generation invades the historic York Hall, one of boxing most famous and intimate venues located in London’s Historic East End, with a doubleheader featuring two of Britain’s top prospects against dangerous Americans opponents. John O’Donnell and Tyson Fury are not yet household names in the United States, but exposure in America may be all that the talented fighters are lacking.
O’Donnell will face 1996 U.S. Olympic bronze medallist Terrence “Heat” Cauthen in the welterweight main event while Fury will square off with unbeaten American Rich Power in the heavyweight co-feature tonight at 11PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more…)
Jason Booth is planning to to anger big fight rival Steve Molitor, by taunting him about his brother who is in jail for murder. The Canadian (32-1) star defends his IBF world super-bantamweight title against Booth (35-5) at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring tomorrow night. Nottingham’s Booth is a big underdog, but been tipped off that the champion hates being sledged in the ring. (more…)
Photo by Mary Ann Owen/BoxinginLasVegas.com
When WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa steps into the ring against IBF champ Orlando Salido for his first title unification this Saturday (Sept. 11th, featured on HBO Boxing After Dark) at The Palms in Las Vegas, “El Ciclon“ knows exactly who to thank for the way his career has taken so far. “I have a fantastic team behind me,” said Gamboa in Vegas. “With my father Carlos who brought me to boxing and has always been a role model, my trainer Ismael Salas who I have known for many, many years, my promoter Ahmet Öner and my manager Tony Gonzalez who led me from my pro-debut to Las Vegas on the fast lane and the team of Top Rank who is doing a great job in putting together these wonderful shows I have the best team in my corner that a fighter can possibly have. But I also know that I wouldn’t be where I am right now if I wouldn’t work as hard as possible for my success.” (more…)
Photos and report by Big Joe Miranda
Top rated Canadian lightweight Steve Claggett (9-0-1, 4 KOs) and ‘Contender’ fan favorite Alfonso Gomez (22-4-2, 11 KOs) had a great sparring session today at the La Habra Gym in Southern California. Claggett will fight in his hometown of Calgary, Canada on the Sep. 25 bout against Dominican Republic’s Luis Ernesto Jose (29-6-2, 24 KOs). Gomez is planning to fight again sometime in the fall. Click here for more photos…
Photo by Robert Redd
Former IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (34-2, 23 KOs) of Panama and trainer Jeff Mayweather do a mit-hitting drill in Las Vegas where they are holding their training camp. Caballero may make his second consecutive appearance on HBO on November 27th in a televised featherweight co-feature at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Caballero is a very hungry fighter at this stage of his career and it shows in his work ethic. Caballero arrived in Las Vegas from Panama two months ago to begin training even though he did not have an official fight scheduled. “Celestino is looking very strong, sharp, and extremely fit. We are more than two months out for the fight and he is not far off of the fight weight already,” said Mayweather. The main event will feature WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez (51-5-1, 37 KOs) defending his titles against interim WBO lightweight champion Michael Katsidis (27-2, 22 KOs).
Photo slideshow by photographer Chris Cozzone of five media workouts today at the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas, featuring Orlando Salida, Brandon Rios, Anthony Peterson, Mike Lee and Jose Benavidez. Click here
Photo: Craig Goossen/Goossen Tutor Promotions
Undefeated Junior Welterweight, Michael Dallas Jr. held an open workout in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. Dallas, Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) will square off in the main event against Miami, Florida’s Lenin “Volcano” Arroyo (20-13-1, 4 KOs) on Thursday, October 7 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino.
Up to now, Scottish boxer Willie Limond (33-2, 8 KOs) has been flying under the worldwide boxing radar, so to speak, fighting exclusively at home in Scotland, excluding two bouts in nearby London. Limond will have his coming out party on the world stage on Saturday night on the hallowed grounds of the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City against Mexican ring legend Erik Morales in a pay-per-view showdown. (more…)
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank
IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido and legendary former world champion Daniel Zaragoza, now a trainer, worked out during media day Thursday for their upcoming world title fight against WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami on Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’, on Saturday night at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas. Top Rank is promoting in association with Arena Box and Zanfer Promotions. Gamboa vs Salido will be televised on HBO. Also on hand were Anthony Peterson and Brandon Rios who meet in a twelve round lightweight title eliminator, and Notre Dame boxing champion Mike Lee, who will also be seeing action on the card. (more…)
WBC female light welterweight champion Mónica “La Gata” Acosta of Argentina known as “the cat” came dressed as catwoman for her official weigh-in today in Argentina. The unbeaten champion Acosta will be making the third defense of her title against challenger Lely Luz “La Roca” Florez of colombia. Acosta weighed in at 139.6 while Florez weighed in at 137.8. The bout will take place Friday in Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina where Acosta was born and resides.
By Team Maidana
After Amir Khan’s ridiculous demands have frustrated all the efforts to reach an agreement and especially since he is tired of all the lies that Khan himself and his team have told to the media and boxing fans in the last few weeks, last night Marcos Maidana requested the World Boxing Association (WBA) to immediately call the fight to a Purse Bid.
“I got fed up with this Twitter-star. He is the biggest liar and coward I’ve ever seen. He said I was asking too much money for the fight. False. But if he has a problem with the money, I challenge him to make a winner-takes-it-all bout. But that’s not his real problem. You wanna hear the latest news from him? Now he says I’m not his mandatory! So his lawyers are trying to get a way out of the fight with me,” Maidana said.
“I’ve asked my team to proceed with the request for the WBA to call the fight to a Purse Bid. Once the Purse Bid has a winner the fight has to be made. Then we’ll see who is lying here. Let’s see for real who wants to fight and who does not. Trust me, Amir Con would relinquish his title rather than face me, “El Chino” added.
Story and photos by Ricardo Conde
With only a couple days left until “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios (24-0-1, 18 KOs) takes on Anthony Peterson (30-0, 20 KOs) we caught up with Team Rios as they help prepare Brandon for his upcoming bout on Saturday, September 11 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV in a 12 round lightweight title eliminator on the co-feature of HBO’s “Boxing After Dark” which is being headlined by WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (18-0, 15 KOs) against IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido (34-10-2, 22 KOs); here’s what they had to say: more + photos
InterBox has added five quality undercard bouts to its Friday, October 15th 2010 boxing card that will take place at the Montreal Bell Centre. These bouts will be in addition to the IBF World Super Middleweight title bout featuring champion Lucian Bute (26-0-0, 21 KO) vs. Jesse Brinkley (35-5-0, 22 KO) and the co-feature, pitting former WBC Light Heavyweight champion Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu (26-2-0, 15 KO) against former World title contender Omar Sheika (30-9-0, 21 KO). The Main Event is presented in association with Let’s Get It On Promotions LLC and Star Boxing. (more…)
Photos by Scott Foster
Legendary eight-time world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. returns home for only the second time in 11 years to battle Danny “The Bronx Bomber” Santiago for the vacant North American Boxing Federation cruiserweight championship on Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Pensacola Civic Center. The star-studded card also features two additional NABF championship matches. The event is being promoted by Square Ring Promotions in association with the Pensacola Civic Center. (more…)
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