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Mayweather tells Nevada Commission that All Access reality show was staged

Mayweather tells Nevada Commission that All Access reality show was staged

By Karl Freitag Photo: Chris Cozzone WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight champion as well as licensed promoter Floyd Mayweather appeared at Tuesday's NSAC meeting ...

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Abril retains WBA title with majority decision over Tatli

Abril retains WBA title with majority decision over Tatli

By Pasi Taavitsainen at ringside Photos: Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round ...

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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

By Felipe Leon Photos: Renzo Novara It was a wild-wild west affair last night at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium as a total of twenty ...

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-12-2, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought but clear cut ten round unanimous ...

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Boxing News

Morales announces return

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Friday in the Auditorio Siglo XXI in the Puebla, Mexico, former world champion Erik “El Terrible ” Morales announced officially that he’s returning to the ring after a two year absence. He will fight under promoter Nacho Huizar’s KO Entertainment banner. “My return is because I want to continue fighting, not to be committed to anyone or anything, but because I simply want to remain active. Some say that I’m old but I am as young as other fighters who are still in the limelight such as Antonio Margarito and Juan Manuel Marquez. Some are pushing 40 and I’m much younger,” said Morales. His comeback fight will be against José Alfaro on March 27 in Monterrey, Mexico. Click here for more photos…



January 30th, 2010



Boxing News

More on Avalos-Nieves

Undefeated prospect Chris Avalos registered a spectacular fourth round TKO over previously once-beaten Jose Nieves at 2:20 in the main event of Friday’s ShoBox: The New Generation from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM. Hometown favorite and unbeaten junior lightweight Archie Ray Marquez scored a unanimous decision victory (79-72, 80-71, 77-74) over the tough Derrick Campos in front of an energized crowd in Friday’s co-feature. The event was promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC. (more…)



January 30th, 2010

Boxing News

German Titov update

By Alexey Sukachev

Though the latest world financial meltdown surely took its sad toll on various activities including the so-called “boxing industry” and other related branches of sportive economics and show business, not everyone made a step back in its development. One of those lucky men who have solidified his positions during the crisis is promoter German Titov, who enjoyed a nice year in 2009. With considerable assistance and financial backup of Kirill Pchelnikov, two-time (2007 and 2008) the Russian promoter of the year staged or co-promoted a considerable amount of events all over the country and signed a new wave of prospects, including Beijing gold medalist Felix Diaz and Ukrainian super heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov. (more…)



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Shumenov edges Campillo

Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

In a highly charged rematch, Beibut Shumenov (9-1, 6 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision to dethrone WBA light heavyweight champion Gabriel Campillo (19-3, 5 KOs) on Friday night at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Campillo was cool and accurate as he landed cleaner punches against the wild-swinging challenger. Campillo was cut over the left eye by a punch in round five, while Shumenov was busted up by a accumulation of punches. Campillo seemed on the verge of stopping Shumenov in the ninth round, but his lack of punching power betrayed him as the aggressive Shumenov out-muscled him down the stretch. Scores were 117-111, 115-113 for Shumanov, 117-111 for Campillo. Fightnews.com scored it 116-112 for Campillo, whose camp plans to protest the decision. Last August in Shumenov’s native Kazakhstan, Campillo took a razor-thin majority decision in a bout that saw both men hit the deck.
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Unbeaten former Cuban amateur star Erislandy Lara (10-0, 5 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over 39-year-old veteran junior middleweight Grady Brewer (26-11, 15 KOs), winner of The Contender II reality television show. Referee Tony Weeks waved it off in the tenth after Lara dropped Brewer and battered him with a follow-up barrage. Time was 2:44. More results and photos…



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

‘El Gordo’ wins

Panamanian featherweight prospect Antonio ‘El Gordo’ Fernandez improved his record to (11-1-1 ) by way of 6th round TKO over Rudy Santos (5-4) on Friday night at ‘Los Compas’ in Pedregal, Panama City, Panama. Fernandez dropped Fernandez in rounds five and six in route to the stoppage. Fernandez has now reeled off eight consecutive wins since his only defeat which he avenged the following month. The bout was the main event of a card promoted by Premium Boxing.



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Martinez KOs Lucero

Welterweight Rodolfo Ezequiel Martinez (36-3-1, 13 KOs) stopped Juan Pablo Lucero (11-3,6 KOs) by way of 8th round knockout on Friday nigfht at the Polideportivo Unidad Turística in Embalse Río Tercero, Cordoba, Argentina. Martinez was in control of the bout from beginning pounding Lucero to the body from the start. Lucero, agressive throughout occassionally landed some wild right and lefts but they had no effect on Martinez. In the end it was a right hand to the body that ended matters as Martinez connected one sending Lucero to the canvas where the referee counted him out. With the win Martinez retained his WBC Latin America title. The show was promoted by Mario Margossian.



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Ruiz decisions Melendez

Bantamweight Jesus “Estrellita” Ruiz (20-2-2, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Luis “Surtigas” Melendez (26-5-1, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa, in Mexico City. Ruiz was knocked down in round three, but generally outworked Melendez, putting Melendez on the canvas in the ninth round and winning by a comfortable margin. With the victory, Ruiz claimed the WBC Latin bantamweight title.
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Unbeaten lightweight Mauricio Pintor (6-0, 3 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Omar Martinez (5-3-1, 4 KOs). Pintor is the son of former world champion Lupe Pintor.



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Avalos KOs Nieves

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Chris Cozzone & Gerardo Martinez at ringside

Undefeated bantamweight prospect Chris Avalos (15-0, 12 KOs) stopped  Jose Nieves (17-1-3, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Tingley Auditorium in Albuquerque, NM. The hard-hitting Avalos put Nieves on the deck in round two and twice in round four, the second time for the count. Referee Rocky Burke waved it off at the 2:20 mark.
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Unbeaten hometown super featherweight favorite Archie Ray Marquez (9-0, 6 KOs) outclassed Derrick Campos (20-8, 11 KOs) over eight rounds to win by scores of 79-72, 80-71, 77-74. Though losing the first round on most cards, Marquez took control in round two, outboxing Campos for the duration, scoring a knockdown in the final round.
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On the undercard: Stealing the show was Albuquerque super bantamweight  David Proa (7-1, 7 KOs) who scored the biggest win of his career over former Texas amateur star Adam Ochoa (2-1, 1 KO), who quit in round four, official time 2:38. In a high-action fight between Albuquerque welterweights, Vincent Mirabal (5-0, 1 KO) edged a split decision win over Michael Coca-Gallegos (0-3). Scores were 39-37 twice and 37-39. In yet another blistering fight, Albuquerque’s Nohime Dennison (2-1) won a unanimous decision over Amanda Crespin (0-2-1) of Las Vegas, N.M., with scores of 39-37. Arturo Crespin (4-1, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, N.M.,  paid back Albuquerque’s Carlos Sanchez (4-1, 1 KO), winning a majority decision with scores of 40-36, 38-38 and 39-37. Comebacking Duke City cruiserweight Max Heyman (23-10-4, 13 KOs) won a near-shutout decision over Roy Ashworth (5-7, 1 KO) of Lake Charles, La., with scores of 60-52. In the opener, heavyweight Maurice Harris (21-14-2, 10 KOs), of Newark, N.J., won a unanimous decision over Billy Zimbrun (23-11-1, 13 KOs), of Ogden, Utah, with scores of 60-54 twice and 58-56.

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On a happy note, the first ShoBox telecast of 2010 marked the return of respected ShoBox play-by-play announcer Nick Charles to his familiar ringside spot.



January 30th, 2010

Boxing Result

Brinkley defeats Stevens

Photo: Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

By Andreas Hale at ringside

In an IBF eliminator for the number two ranking in the super middleweight division, Jesse Brinkley (35-5, 23 KOs)
scored a gutsy twelve round unanimous decision over Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (21-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Stevens, who had promised an early KO, set the tone by landing some good left hooks in round one. Brinkley, a participant in the The Contender I reality television show, weathered the storm, however, and proceeded to break down Stevens. Stevens finally wilted under the Brinkley barrage and went down at the end of round six. The big-punching Stevens looked to score a KO as the bout progressed, but Brinkley scored another knockdown in the twelfth to win going away by scores of 117-109, 118-108, 119-107. For more details and photos click here…



January 30th, 2010

Boxing News

Mosley-Mayweather May 1

According to a source with knowledge of the negotiations, a verbal agreement has been reached for WBA welterweight champion Sugar Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs) to defend his belt against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40-0, 25 KOs) on May 1 in Las Vegas. The Mosley Camp has apparently agreed to Mayweather’s stipulation that both fighters be subjected to additional random blood and urine testing not normally required by the Nevada Athletic Commission (the same issue that torpedoed Mayweather-Pacquiao). The fight is expected to be signed and officially announced in the coming days.



January 29th, 2010

Boxing Result

Manfredo Jr. Defeats Vanda

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Scott Ploof at ringside
Photography by Emily Harney

“The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr. (34-6, 18 KOs) captured the vacant NABF Middleweight title with a strong ten round decision over Matt “The Predator” Vanda (42-10, 22 KOs) on Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. Scores of the bout were 100-89 twice and 99-90. Manfredo Jr. worked over the body and came up with uppercuts throughout as Vanda did not have an answer to the punishment he was receiving. Vanda was knocked down late in round six from a hard body shot from Manfredo Jr. He continued to chase him after that as he tried but failed to put him away. Overall a great performance from Manfredo Jr. as he kept Vanda out of the fight throughout. The fight card was promoted by TKO Boxing Promotions.

Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard (21-0, 12 KOs) kept his perfect record intact and retained his NABF Featherweight title as Rafael Lora (11-2, 5 KOs) retired in his corner after three completed rounds. Remillard used a solid body attack over those three rounds which took its toll on Lora and ultimately caused him to quit on his stool. Remillard felt vindicated after the fight, which was a rematch of their previous encounter which ended with him winning a controversial fourth round TKO over Lora.

Arash Usmanee (5-0, 2 KOs) won a controversial unanimous decision over Jorge Ruiz (7-11-2) after a clash of heads caused a halt to the bout in the fifth round of their scheduled six round bout. Since the bout was called to a halt, commission rules stated that the fight go to the scorecards. It was there that Usmanee ultimately won by scores of 50-45, 49-45, and 48-47.

Fayetteville’s Rachel Clark (5-3-1, 3 KOs) won a close split decision victory over Hartford, CT’s Addy Irizarry (6-4, 2 KOs) over six two minute rounds. Scores of the bout were 58-55 and 57-56 for Clark, while the third judge scored it 57-56 for Irizarry.

In a hard fought four round lightweight battle, Joseph Perez (3-0, 1 KO) won a very close majority decision over Luis Quezada (1-2) by scores of 39-37 twice and 38-38 even.

J’Leon Love (1-0, 1 KO) made his debut a successful one as he knocked down his opponent Vince Burkhalter (0-3) twice in the opening stanza to score the first knockout of his pro career at 1:33 of the first round.



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Puebla, Mexico

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero/KO Entertainment

By Gabriel F. Cordero at Scale

Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez 105 vs Ivan Meneses 105
(WBA miniumweight championship)
Juan Landaeta 108 vs Francisco Rosas 108
(WBA light flyweight eliminator)
Venue: Auditorio Siglo XXI
Promoter: KO Entertainment
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
Click here for more photos…



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nonito Donaire, the Filipino Flash, will have a Media Day on Saturday, January 30, 1 pm, at the Undisputed Gym in San Carlos, Ca. Donaire, managed by Cameron Dunkin, will work out, then sign autographs and take photographs with fight fans. Donaire has been training for weeks, wiring in for a title fight against Gerson Guerrero of Mexico on Top Rank’s Latin Fury 13/Pinoy Power 3 Pay Per View event at the Las Vegas Hilton on Saturday, Feb 13. The Media Day is at the Undisputed Gym, 883 East San Carlos Ave., San Carlos, Ca.
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Bernabe Concepcion of Rizal Province, Philippines, is training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, Ca. Concepion takes on tough Mario Santiago. Also training at the Wild Card is Gerry Penalosa of Cebu City. He will face Eric ‘Little Hands of Steel’ Morel of Puerto Rico in a world title eliminator.
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Teenage phenom Jose Benavidez of Phoenix will also box on the Latin Fury 13/Pinoy Power 3 card.



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Alexander-Urango

Two world champions from one of the most active and exciting weight divisions in boxing will meet in a unification bout on March 6 when undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” faces IBF junior welterweight champion Juan Urango at Mohegan Sun Arena. Tickets priced at $175, $95, $50 and $35 go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Box Office and through Ticketmaster. (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Arce-Angkota make weight

Photo: Rafael Soto Top Rank/Zanfer Boxing

Jorge Arce 115 vs Angky Angkota 115*
*after 40 minutes first time 116
(WBO super flyweight championship)
Joksan Hernandez 126 vs Eduardo Escobedo 126
Jackie Nava 122 vs Shatel Martinez 122
(WBC Women super bantamweight title)
Alfonso “Finito” Lopez 112 vs Sergio Cruz 113
Miguel Garcia 128.7 vs Arturo Gomez 128.7
Venue: Plaza de Toros Arroyo, Mexico City
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: Fox Sports Net/Fox Sports Espanol
Click here for more photos…



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Vázquez Jr, Sonsona on weight

José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) of Bayamón, Puerto Rico easily made the 30 day maximum weight limit for his upcoming February 27th bout with fellow unbeaten and former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) of the Philippines. Vázquez Jr. weighed in at 129.5 which was well below the 140.3 allowed. 122 pounds will be the maximum weight limit allowed when Vázquez Jr. and Sonsona battle for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title. Sonsona who is training in San Francisco weighed in at 130 pounds.



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Mogehan Sun bouts not streamed

The Peter Manfredo Jr./Matt Vanda, Matt Remillard/Rafael Lora NABF Title bouts at the Mohegan Sun Casino tonight will NOT be streamed live tonight, despite what TKO Boxing calls “erroneous/fraudulent internet reports.” Said Chris Middendorf, CEO and Director of Boxing Operations for TKO Boxing, “TKO Boxing regrets that someone is trying to scam our loyal fans. We will be streaming our shows soon and will make an announcement at that point. We encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a great show tonight.” Tickets for the TKO Boxing Promotions event may be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Casino Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Doors open this evening at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Margarito licensing debate rages

The Association of Boxing Commissions today sent a letter to Dick Cole, head of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, informing Cole that the ABC is not in favor of suspended former welterweight champion Antonio Margarito being relicensed at this time “due to the seriousness of the violations surrounding the revocation of Mr. Margarito’s license by the CSAC [California State Athletic Commission],” although acknowledging that the Texas Combative Sports Program “would not be in violation of federal law should Margarito be relicensed after expiration of his current license issued by the CSAC.” To see the contents of the letter in full, click here.



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Sylvester, Lyell make weight

Photo Wende

Sebastian Sylvester 159.6 vs Billy Lyell 156.7
(IBF middleweight championship)
Robert Helenius 243.6 vs Lamon Brewster 231.5
Karo Murat 174.8 vs Sean Corbin 173.7
(WBO Intercontinental light heavyweight title)
Kubrat Pulev 241.4 vs Matt Skelton 254.6
Venue: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: ARD (Germany)
More photos…



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Gonzalez-Meneses WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Robert Hoyle will be the third man in the ring when Nicaraguan WBA strawweight world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (24-0, 20 KOs) and Mexican challenger Ivan Meneses (14-5-2, 8 KOs) meet at Auditorio Siglo XXI in Puebla, Mexico on Saturday. The three judges are Cesar Ramos (Puerto Rico), Carla Caiz (USA) and Robert Gonzalez (USA). The fight Supervisor are Miguel Prado (Panamá). The other fight is a WBA miniumweight eliminator between the Venezuelan former world champion Juan Landaeta (25-6-1, 19 KOs) and the Mexican challenger Francisco “Chiquita” Rosas(20-7-2, 12 KOs).



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Dover Downs open workout

By Rick Scharmberg

An open workout for the press took place yesterday at the freshly painted Elsmere Boxing Club in Wilmington, Delaware to promote “Friday Night Fights”, which will take place on Friday, February 26 at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover Delaware. Participants included one-half of the main and co-main events, Mike “No Joke” Stewart and “Rockin” Ryan Belasco. In the main event, Stewart (44-7-2, 23 KOs) will face hard-hitting Brandon Baue (12-3, 10 KOs) in an eight round welterweight bout. In the co-feature, Belasco (11-4-3, 3 KOs) will face pressure-fighting Philadelphian Julias Edmonds (5-6) in a six round welterweight bout. The promoter is Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Abraham-Dirrell

Tournament point leader “King” Arthur Abraham will kick off Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic when he faces Andre “The Matrix” Dirrell on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Agua Caliente Casino, Resort, Spa in Rancho Mirage, Calif., in greater Palm Springs, live on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). The Armenian-born, German sports icon Abraham (31-0, 25 KOs) currently leads the Super Six World Boxing Classic point standings with three (3) by way of his final-round knockout victory over American Jermain Taylor on Oct. 17 in Berlin. Dirrell, the former middleweight bronze medalist (2004 Olympic Games) from Flint, Mich., dropped a close, disputed 12-round split decision to defending champion Carl Froch in his Group Stage 1 match for the WBC world championship the same night in Nottingham, England.

The event is being promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, and Sauerland Event. Tickets go on sale to the public tomorrow/Saturday, Jan. 30, at 10 a.m. and are available at The Show box office, online at www.HotWaterCasino.com/TheShow or by calling 1.800.585.3737. Prices are as follows: Floor $180; Loge $140; Mezzanine $85. (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko, Chambers in Düsseldorf

Jan Ovelgoenne

IBF/WBO/IBO world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his opponent Eddie Chambers faced off at a press conference yesterday at ESPRIT arena Düsseldorf, where their fight will take place on March 20.

Klitschko: “This is a great arena and the idea of more than 50.000 spectator gives me additional motivation. After a break of 7 months I am really looking forward to stepping back into the ring. Chambers is a very strong and quick opponent; therefore he is the number 1 in the WBO ranking. But for me, there is no doubt that I will win the fight and keep my belts.”

Chambers: “Sure, Klitschko is the favorite. But I will surprise him and shock the boxing world when I take his titles to the US on March 20.” (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Moreno-Cremeño to purse bid?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

This Saturday is the dealine for promoters of the Venezuelan WBA interim bantamweight Nehomar Cermeño and Panamanian WBA bantamweight champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno to arrive at an agreement to fight for the absolute WBA world title. Several sources indicate that the camps are not communicating and plan to go to a purse bid. “The promoters of Cermeño and Moreno to this moment have not mentioned any agreement to the WBA,” said WBA vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. “The time limit is January. If they do not agree, in the next 10 days we’ll call a purse bid.”



January 29th, 2010

Preview

Battle of the gatekeepers

Preview by Andreas Hale

When Jesse Brinkley (34-5, 22 KOs) and Curtis Stevens (21-2, 15 KOs) meet on Friday night in their super middleweight battle at the Grand Casino Resort in Reno, both fighters know that they are the “gatekeeper” to their opponents’ future.

Brinkley is the #6 ranked contender by the IBF and Stevens is the #10 ranked contender by the IBF. The winner will capture the number two mandatory spot with the IBF world rankings and earn a title shot at champion Lucian Bute . . . Click here for more



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world champion Miguel Cotto may be hooking up with a new head trainer. Sources have mentioned names like Buddy McGirt, Ronnie Shields and others. Cotto is expected to return on June 12 at Madison Square Garden to challenge WBA super welterweight champion Yuri Foreman. Current trainer Joe Santiago, also the matchmaker of Miguel Cotto Promotions, and conditoning coach Phil Landman will remain on the Cotto staff. “We are seeking opportunities to improve in the corner and to seek the best preparation for the next fights,” said Cotto legal advisor Gaby Peñagarícano.



January 29th, 2010

Announcement

“Windy City Fight Night 8″ set

Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions will enter it’s thirteenth year as the “Home of the Best in Chicago Boxing” this Friday night, January 29th with “Windy City Fight Night ” an outstanding evening of ten world class bouts of professional boxing.

Said Pesoli, “I’m truly honored that each year brings continued success to 8 Count Productions. The Chicago sports fans have continued to show their loyalty to us and we’re thrilled to present a huge night of boxing this Friday night at the UIC Pavilion as we enter our thirteenth year of promoting.” (more…)



January 29th, 2010

UFC

Trigg frank about the future

UFC 109 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 6!

Despite all of the pre-fight posturing and trash talk he has engaged in over his nearly 13-year mixed martial arts career, Frank Trigg is surprisingly honest about his place in the grand scheme of MMA.

At 37 years old and heading into his second bout of four on his current contract against Matt Serra at UFC 109 on February 6, Trigg is cognizant that the fight represents an invariable crossroads in his career. Either it will bring him to the end of the road that was his MMA career or it will lead him to start the climb back up the mountain of the UFC’s stacked welterweight class, where he hopes to reach the pinnacle before he runs out of road  . . . Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC.com



January 29th, 2010

Feature Story

Avalos, Nievas speak

Don’t Miss the Return of Nick Charles

Undefeated, hard-hitting prospect Chris Avalos weighed in at 118 pounds and once-beaten Jose Nieves tipped the scales at 119 pounds during Thursday’s weigh in at the Jockey Club at the Downs of Albuquerque in Albuquerque, N.M. Unbeaten, hometown favorite Archie Ray Marquez weighed in at 131 pounds and Derrick Campos measured 132 pounds for the ShoBox co-feature. The aggressive Avalos (14-0, 11 KOs) of Lancaster, Calif., will make his main event debut when he when he faces Nieves (17-1-3, 8 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico, in a 10-round match tonight on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME ® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).

The first ShoBox telecast of 2010 will mark the return of respected ShoBox play-by-play announcer Nick Charles to his familiar ringside spot. Charles has been given the OK to return to action following a five-month battle with stage IV bladder cancer. It was announced in August that Charles was taking a leave of absence from his duties at SHOWTIME because of his illness. The last fight he worked was on July 31, 2009. (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Arce-Angkota webcast

WBCBoxing.tv will present a live boxing webcast on Saturday. It is free of charge – everyone is invited to watch. The webcast will begin at 10:30 P.M. (22:30 hrs) Central Standard Time, and will last approximately two hours. Supporting bouts will be shown in addition to the main event. This webcast not available in Mexico or the United States, however the card can be seen on television. Headlining this Saturday’s show at the Restaurante Arroyo in Mexico City, Jorge “Travieso” Arce, 52-6-1 with 40 knockouts, of Los Mochis, Mexico, will battle Angky Angkota, 18-3 with 9 knockouts, of Semarang, Indonesia, in a 12-round super flyweight fight. (more…)



January 29th, 2010

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Jesus “Estrellita” Ruiz 118 vs Luis “Surtigas” Melendez 118
Octavio “Zurdo” Hernandez 123 vs Angel Aguilar 122
Hector “Cachorro” Morales 130 vs Ernesto Olarte 133
Mauricio Pintor 136 vs Omar Martinez 136
Adrian Quiroz 143 vs Martin “Pelon” Rivas 139
Antonio Laureano 109 vs Mario Andrade 109
Angel Molina 135 vs Ulises Moreno 136
Venue: Auditorio Plaza Condesa, Mexico DF, Mexico
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas, Rafael Mendoza & Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez 

TV: Telemundo 11:35PM ET/PT



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Donovan George 167 vs. Phil Williams 169
Ivan Popoca 141 vs. Federico Flores 140
Andrzej Wawrzyk 230 vs. Harvey Jolly 203
Kenny Galarza 142 vs. Ilido Julio 141
Achour Esho 145 vs. Alexander Tousignant 142
Andrzej Fonfara 172 vs. Adan Leal 170
Antonio Avila 134 vs. Herbert Acevedo 134
Sergio Cristobal 119 vs. Sergio Montes De Oca 121
Bobby Jaskierny 134 vs. David Laque 132.5
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: 8 Count Productions



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Mohegan Sun

Photo: Emily Harney

Peter Manfredo Jr. 159.75 vs Matt Vanda 159.75
Matt Remillard 124.75 vs Rafael Lora 125.75
Arash Usmanee 130.25 vs Jorge Ruiz 135
Joseph Elegele 144 vs Chris Russel 142
Adelita Irizarry 143.5 vs Rachel Clark 137.75
Joseph Perez 132 vs Luis Quezada 131.25
J’Leon Love 165.25 vs Vince Burkhalter 163.25
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: TKO Boxing Promotions
Click here for more photos…



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas

Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Gabriel Campillo 175 vs Beibut Shumenov 174.5
(WBA light heavyweight championship)
Erislandy Lara 154.5 vs Grady Brewer 154.4
Eloy Perez 129.5 vs David Rodela 130
Carlos Molina 137 vs Tyler Ziolowski 138
Ronny Rios 127 vs Willshaun Boxley 126
Jessie Vargas 144 vs Rickey Kinney 144
Ravshan Hudaynazarov 152 vs Shadrack Kipruto 153.5
Gayrat Ahmedov 176 vs Harley Kilfian 177
Venue: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: KZ Event Productions and Golden Boy Promotions



January 29th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Reno

Photo: Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

By Andreas Hale

Jesse Brinkley 167.5 vs Curtis Stevens 165
Raymond Serrano 146.5 vs Ronnie Warrior Jr 147
Tyler Hinkey 270 vs William Mitch Williams 215
Jack Montgomery 173 vs Carlos Gayton 171
Brandon Gonzales 163 vs. Dumont Welliver ??
Venue: Grand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Lets Get it On/Star Boxing
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January 29th, 2010




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