Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

By Hesiquio Balderas It's pretty clear that Canelo and Chavez don't like each other, but making a bet for both purses gave the ...

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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) narrowly edged WBA (regular) welterweight world David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) in an entertaining 12-round ...

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Photos: Sumio Yamada Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion ...

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Hopkins-Dawson Presser

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Only three days remain before the “Believe It or Not” pay-per-view which will feature the light heavyweight showdown between Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (52-5-2, 32 KOs) and “Bad” Chad Dawson (30-1, 17 KOs) for Hopkins WBC title. Wednesday both fighters met at the J.W. Marriot at LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles for the final press conference. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Big Joe Miranda Only three days remain before the “Believe It or Not” pay-per-view which will …


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Q&A: Randy Neumann

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Ed Mulholland

Famed USA referee and former heavyweight contender Randy Neumann talks to Fightnews about his life growing up in New Jersey in the 1950s and also boxing as an amateur winning New York Golden Gloves when training at Gleasons Gym. He also speaks about sparring sessions with Larry Holmes, bouts with Jerry Quarry , Chuck Wepner, and Jimmy Young and how he was offered a shot at Muhammad Ali. In addition he explains how Madison Square Garden President John Condon got him started as a referee and how he helped formulate the IBF Retirement Fund with former IBF President Bob Lee. (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Photo: Ed Mulholland Famed USA referee and former heavyweight contender Randy Neumann talks …



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Juarez-Bouvier do it again

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

The Marianna “La Barbie” Juarez-Gabriela Bouvier combination is the main event of the boxing card “Campeonas de Gala,” another interesting show from promoter Fausto Daniel Garcia on Saturday in the Revolution Gym in Calpulalpan, State of Tlaxcala, Mexico, which will be televised throughout all Mexico and Latin America. Juarez (30-5-3, 14 KOs) stopped Bouvier (7-1-1, 1 KO) in seven rounds back in May. (more…)

Report and photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC The Marianna “La Barbie” Juarez-Gabriela Bouvier combination is the main event of the boxing …


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Illinois Commission under fire

By Bill Hillmann

The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday morning that veteran referee John O’Brien filed a complaint against the Illinois Boxing Commission. O’Brien contends that referees, judges, and timekeepers overseeing last Friday’s bouts in Burbank Illinois, were not properly licensed. Retired former Commission president, Sean Curtin, told the Tribune that the license renewal process usually takes about six weeks.

Trainer Fernando Hernandez told Fightnews, “Minutes before the bouts began, I was forced to renew my second’s license. They could have done that at the weigh-ins. This was the time I should be preparing my fighters for battle!”

In a strange twist it appears that the same commission who demanded those last-minute license-renewals forgot to renew the licenses of their own officials. O’Brien filed a similar complaint against the Illinois commission back on March 2nd. Since then the commission’s 2nd in command Joel Campuzano has been put on administrative leave. The Illinois Inspector General is investigating that case.

By Bill Hillmann The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday morning that veteran referee John O’Brien filed a complaint against the Illinois …




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Chavez-Manfredo finalized

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., will make the first defense of his world championship crown, against Top-5 contender “The Pride of Providence” Peter Manfredo Jr., Saturday, November 19, at Reliant Arena in Houston. The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, tickets to Chávez Jr. vs. Manfredo Jr., priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, will go on sale This Friday! October 14 at 10 A.M. CT. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Reliant Park box office (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Fiesta, FYE, and select HEB stores, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000. (more…)

Undefeated WBC middleweight champion and the Son of the Legend, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., will make the first defense of …


Boxing News

B-Hop Waxed, Believe It or Not

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Two Bernard Hopkins showed up at the final press conference today for Saturday night’s “Believe It or Not!: Bernard Hopkins vs Chad Dawson” WBC and Ring Magazine Light Heavyweight Championship at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles which will be produced and distributed live on HBO Pay-Per-View®.
Both turned out to be stars in their own right, however, as the “real” Hopkins helped unveil an exact replica of himself – a wax figure created by the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! F/X department – to the amazement of the large media contingent gathered at the event.

The “real” Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins, the oldest fighter to ever win a major world championship and a long-time Ripley’s fan, spent two days in July having a full body wax casting made as the first step in the creation of his likeness. The one unveiled today will be a part of a future Believe It or Not! exhibit of Hopkins at one of the worldwide Believe It or Not! Odditoriums. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Big Joe Miranda Two Bernard Hopkins showed up at the final press conference today for Saturday night’s “Believe It …


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Gonzales tops ShoBox telecast

Andre Ward is impressed with the ability, attitude, focus and potential of Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales, an unbeaten middleweight and a sparring partner of Ward’s who makes his debut on ShoBox: The New Generation against Ossie Duran in the main event of a tripleheader Friday, Oct. 28, live on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) at Bally’s in Atlantic City, N.J. “I’ve known him since his amateur days and think he has what it takes to be a champion,” said Ward, the undefeated WBA super middleweight champion and finalist in the Super Six World Boxing Classic on SHOWTIME. “He’s definitely got skills and a lot of raw talent. He’s strong, tough, has speed and a great work ethic, and anytime you have that kind of combination, where a fighter wants to be good and has a family he wants to provide for, that makes him dangerous.” (more…)

Andre Ward is impressed with the ability, attitude, focus and potential of Brandon “Flawless” Gonzales, an unbeaten middleweight and a …


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Gerald Nobles returns

Boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA on October 28 when Tony Ferrante battles Tommy Karpency for the Pennsylvania State light heavyweight championship. Also, in a just added special heavyweight attraction, former contender Gerald “The Jedi” Nobles (26-1, 21 KOs) will compete in an eight round bout. The opponent for Nobles will be announced shortly. He will be making his first start in four years. His only loss to date is by DQ against seven-foot former heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev. The event is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions. Tickets start at $45, call 267-304-9399.

Boxing returns to Harrahs in Chester, PA on October 28 when Tony Ferrante battles Tommy Karpency for the Pennsylvania State …



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Cleverly-Bellew WBO officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced the officials who will work the light heavyweight title bout between champion Nathan Cleverly against challenger Tony Bellew on this Saturday at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. The referee will be Richie Davies (UK). Judges are Dave Parris (UK), Terry O’Connor (UK) and Phil Edwards (UK). WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Dennis Gilmartin.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced the officials who will work the light heavyweight title bout between champion Nathan Cleverly …


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Kevin Hargreaves passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian light heavyweight contender Kevin Hargreaves (22-6-5, 8 KOs) passed away at the age of 55 years after a long illness in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Wednesday. Kevin made his professional debut in 1972 as a welterweight outpointing Mike Stocky over three rounds at Festival Hall in Melbourne. Kevin lost to Australian super middleweight champion Graham Murray but later outscored and then stopped future Australian heavyweight champion Vince Cervi in 1986. “Kevin was nature’s gentleman,” said former WBO welterweight challenger Jeff Malcolm. “He loved boxing and was respected by everyone.” Kevin will be sadly missed by his family and the Australian boxing fraternity.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former Australian light heavyweight contender Kevin Hargreaves (22-6-5, 8 KOs) passed away at …


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Erik Morales Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super lightweight champion Erik “Terrible” Morales has confirmed that he hopes to defend his title on December 10 in Tijuana. Morales will meet with Golden Boy Promotions on Saturday in Los Angeles to decide his next opponent (Anthony Crolla has been mentioned). “It was a great year for me,” said Morales. “With Maidana I won the respect and admiration of the people and with Pablo Cesar Cano I won the WBC championship and became the first Mexican to win a world title in four different divisions. In 2012, I will try to win my fifth title against the winner between Jorge Linares and Tony DeMarco for the WBC lightweight title.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC super lightweight champion Erik “Terrible” Morales has confirmed that he hopes to defend his title …


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Arce-Ruiz II WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

American referee Raul Caiz Jr. will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBA interim bantamweight champion Hugo Ruiz (28-1, 25 KOs) defends his belt against compatriot Francisco “Panchito” Arce (31-7-3, 22 KOs) at the Estadio Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa on Saturday. The three judges are Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico), Ignacio Robles (Panama) and Ted Gimzan (US). The bout is a rematch of their war back in May in which both fighters were down twice and Ruiz took a unanimous decision.

By Gabriel F. Cordero American referee Raul Caiz Jr. will be the third man in the ring when Mexican WBA …



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Caballero-Barros II WBA officials

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Puerto Rican referee Robert Ramirez will be the third man in the ring when Argentinian WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros (33-1-1, 18 KOs) defends against former WBA/IBF super bantamweight world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (34-4, 23 KOs) of Panama on Friday night at the Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The three judges are Stanley Christodoulus (South Africa), Alfredo Polanco (Mexico) and Tom Miller (U.S.). The fight Supervisor is Renzo Bagnariol (Nicaragua). Caballero-Barros II was ordered by the WBA after Barros won a controversial split decision despite being knocked down twice in their first match in July.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Puerto Rican referee Robert Ramirez will be the third man in the ring when Argentinian WBA …


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Palacios back in action

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former interim WBC and WBA minimumweight champion Juan Palacios (29-3, 22 KOs) of Nicaragua returns in the light flyweight division on Saturday against Panamanian Carlos “Shanghai” Melo (21-12-1, 2 KOs) this Saturday at the Alexis Arguello Gym in Managua on a boxing card organized by the company Prodesa. On August 13 in Acapulco, Mexico, Palacios won by ninth round TKO against Mexican challenger Armando Torres in what would have been his first title defense, however was unable to make the 105lb limit on the scales and the title was vacated. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former interim WBC and WBA minimumweight champion Juan Palacios (29-3, 22 KOs) of Nicaragua returns in …


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Fury vs. Pajkic on November 12

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Neven Pajkic, put their perfect records on the line on November 12 in a twelve-rounder at EventCity, Trafford Park (next to Trafford Centre) in Manchester, England. It will mark Fury’s first pro fight in his birthplace of Manchester. Pajkic, the Canadian titleholder, will be challenging for Fury’s Commonwealth title. Fury (16-0, 11 KOs), who called out the Pajkic from ringside at a fight last year, has been the subject of some derogatory remarks made by Pajkic (16-0, 5 KOs) on numerous occasions.

Heavyweights Tyson Fury and Neven Pajkic, put their perfect records on the line on November 12 in a twelve-rounder at …


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Makhwelo dies after SA title bout

By Ron Jackson

South African flyweight contender Anele Makhwelo has died after a title fight against Doctor Ntsele at the Mangaung Indoor Sports Centre near Bloemfontein on Friday night. Makhwelo, a former winner in the Baby Champs series, was taken to hospital after complaining of a pain in one of his legs at the interval between rounds nine and ten. The fighter is believed to have died on Tuesday night as a result of a clot in an artery in the brain. The fight was stopped after the ninth round when a ringside doctor examined the challenger and ordered him to be rushed to hospital. Brain surgery was performed and Makhwelo remained in a coma during the weekend. (more…)

By Ron Jackson South African flyweight contender Anele Makhwelo has died after a title fight against Doctor Ntsele at the …



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Sonsona returns

By Nick Giongco

Former WBO super-fly king Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines will make his much-awaited return this Saturday night as he collides with Mexican Carlos Jacobo at the Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu, Cebu. Sonsona, who last fought 20 months ago when he was stopped by Wilfredo Vazquez of Puerto Rico, is raring to prove his detractors wrong by pulling off a rousing victory. Promoter Sammy Gello-ani said Cajobo, who comes in with a 16-3-1 win-loss-draw card with 14 knockouts, has what it takes to spoil Sonsona’s return. “I am not importing an ordinary foreign foe for Sonsona,” said Gello-ani, who is holding the card in coordination with AKTV, which will telecast the fights live on Philippine television starting at 9pm. Sonsona has a 14-1-1 slate with 12 knockouts and is promised bigger things by Gello-ani if he survives Jacobo. Jacobo arrived in the Philippines on Tuesday and has vowed to return home with Sonsona’s head.

By Nick Giongco Former WBO super-fly king Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines will make his much-awaited return this Saturday night …


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Caro-Ndlovu for IBF 122lb belt

Photos: HG Boxing

In the presence of dozens of local and national media outlets in the state capital of Colima, HG Boxing announced their mega promotion set for Saturday, October 29th, at the city Palenque. The fight card which will take place during the city’s 74th Annual All Saints Fair will feature three world title fights and will be televised nationally in Mexico by Televisa.

“It is an honor to be in this city for such an important celebration as this fair,” Hector Garcia, Executive Director of HG Boxing, stated. “We are going to offer a great promotion with three title fights.”

In the main event, Giovanni “Russian” Caro (22-9-4, 17KOs) of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, will challenge South African Takalani “Panther” Ndlovu (32-6, 18KOs) for the IBF super bantamweight title over twelve championship rounds. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: HG Boxing In the presence of dozens of local and national media outlets in the state capital of Colima, …


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Hopkins ready for Dawson

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“I want the best Chad Dawson on Saturday night,” said WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, the oldest man to win a world boxing title. “He has to come out in character and not be the Dawson that he has been for many of his fights. The name doesn’t match the last three or four outcomes. When you have the name ‘Bad’ and you’re not Michael Jackson, you have to be able to own that. They call me ‘The Executioner’ for a reason.” For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Big Joe Miranda “I want the best Chad Dawson on Saturday night,” said WBC light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins, …


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UFC returns to Toronto

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Toronto this December with an epic light heavyweight title fight pitting champion and rising superstar Jon “Bones” Jones against dynamic striker and former titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida. A mere eight months after holding its largest event ever in Toronto, UFC® 140: JONES vs. MACHIDA hits the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, Dec. 10. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to Toronto this December with an epic light heavyweight title fight pitting champion and rising …


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Holm-Mathis set for Dec. 2 in N.M.


Story & photos by Jose Leon Castillo

“This is our biggest female fight promotion since Holly fought Mary Jo Sanders,” promoter Lenny Fresquez said at today’s presser at Route 66, about the Dec. 2 showdown between Holly Holm and Anne Sophie Mathis. “Boxing has been slow this year so we wanted to give our fans a great show before the year ended. We are happy to present this event. It’s an eight-fight ‘pick-’em’ boxing card of hand-picked, carefully matched bouts featuring New Mexico talent … Click here for more

Story & photos by Jose Leon Castillo “This is our biggest female fight promotion since Holly fought Mary Jo Sanders,” …


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Sympathies for Jorge Marron

Fightnews.com would like to express its deepest condolences for Jorge Marron in the passing of his father, Ediberto Marron. Based out of San Diego, CA, Jorge Marron is best known as Don Chargin Promotions’ chief matchmaker but has worked with every major promotional company on southern California fight cards and throughout the United States. Most recently, along with Bobby D. Presents, Marron has revived the San Diego boxing scene by presenting fight cards on a regular basis. After battling cancer like a true champion, Ediberto Marron succumbed to the tragic disease earlier today. He was 79 years old. Services will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, California Memorial, 2200 Highland Ave., National City, CA, 91950, 4:00pm.

Fightnews.com would like to express its deepest condolences for Jorge Marron in the passing of his father, Ediberto Marron. Based …


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Francisco Contreras Update

Last we saw, lightweight Francisco Contreras was being taken from a Las Vegas ring on a stretcher Friday night after being KO’d by unbeaten Sharif Bogere in a bout nationally televised by SHOWTIME. We have now received an update on his condition. “Francisco is fine,” said manager Cameron Dunkin via email. “All of his tests were negative and he was released from the hospital the same night he was admitted. He is back home in the Dominican Republic.”

Last we saw, lightweight Francisco Contreras was being taken from a Las Vegas ring on a stretcher Friday night after …


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Hand injury KOs Avalos

A hand injury suffered during training camp has forced world-rated super bantamweight Chris Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) to withdraw from his scheduled fight Saturday night in Panama. The 21-year-old Avalos, who is the WBO Inter-Continental champion, was slated to face Nehomar Cermeno at Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City. Avalos is rated among the top 12 contenders in all four major governing organizations (WBO #4, WBA #7, IBF #10 and WBC #12).

A hand injury suffered during training camp has forced world-rated super bantamweight Chris Avalos (19-1, 15 KOs) to withdraw from …


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Boxing back in Dallas

Former 5-time Texas Golden Gloves Champion Jose Orozco will be one of seven top prospects from the Dallas/Fort Worth area that are set to fight on the 4th Annual “FIGHT NIGHT AT QUIKTRIP PARK,” on October 14th in Grand Prairie, Texas. The 25-year-old Orozco, now 3-0 as a professional, will take on Austin’s Cedic Sheppard (pro debut) in a scheduled four-round welterweight contest.

Friday night’s event was originally scheduled for this past September 16th, but was rained out and postponed till this Friday night, October 14th. Fans holding tickets from the September 16th date can use the same tickets this Friday night. (more…)

Former 5-time Texas Golden Gloves Champion Jose Orozco will be one of seven top prospects from the Dallas/Fort Worth area …


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Perez, Velez opponents named

Opponents have been named for unbeaten lightweight Mike “El Artista” Perez and Jason “La Maravilla” Velez for this Friday on Telefutura’s Solo Boxeo telecast from the Coliseum Rafael G. Amalbert in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Perez (14-0-1, 8 KOs) faces dangerous power puncher Tyrone Harris (24-8, 16 KOs) in a 10-round bout, while world ranked and unbeaten junior featherweight Jason “La Maravilla” Velez (16-0, 12 KOs) will meet Jonathan Arias (16-5, 9 KOs) in the eight round TV opener.

Opponents have been named for unbeaten lightweight Mike “El Artista” Perez and Jason “La Maravilla” Velez for this Friday on …


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Latimore-Powell purse bid

An IBF purse bid was scheduled today for a jr middleweight eliminator between #3 DeAndre Latimore and #6 Sechew Powell, however no promoters bid on the fight. As a result, the purse bid was rescheduled for October 25. In the event there are again no bidders or the Latimore and Powell camps have not reached an agreement, the IBF will move on to the next two available contenders in the search for the mandatory challenger for IBF 154lb champion Cornelius Bundrage.

An IBF purse bid was scheduled today for a jr middleweight eliminator between #3 DeAndre Latimore and #6 Sechew Powell, …


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Rosas-Cabrera officials

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials for the interim junior bantamweight title bout between Daniel Rosas against Jose Cabrera on Saturday at the Estadio Centenario at Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. The referee will be Jose H. Rivera from Puerto Rico. The judges are Victor Salomon from Mexico, and from the United States, Levi Martinez and Joe Garcia. WBO Supervisor for this fight will be Rafael Lopez Santos. The WBO 115lb champion is Omar Narvaez, who will challenge WBO 118lb Nonito Donaire next October 22 in New York.

WBO president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel has announced the officials for the interim junior bantamweight title bout between Daniel Rosas against …


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Fight Club OC LIVE webcast

History will be made this Thursday and fight fans around the world will be able to view the excitement of Fight Club OC, as promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that his Thursday, October 13th show will be broadcast LIVE on the internet and the broadcast will be FREE. Since moving his Battle In The Ballroom shows out of the Irvine Marriott at the end of 2010 after 25 years there, and moving to The Hangar and re-branding the shows as Fight Club OC, the buzz around the bi monthly shows has been enormous. The 1,400 seat Hangar features a 40′ video screen unheard of for club shows, as well as All Inclusive Luxury Suites, a Cigar Lounge, and a show production that takes fight show entertainment to another level. (more…)

History will be made this Thursday and fight fans around the world will be able to view the excitement of …


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Kessler injured, fight postponed

Former world champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has sustained a hand injury in training, forcing him to postpone his hotly-anticipated November 5 clash with WBO Super-Middleweight Champion Robert Stieglitz (40-2, 23 KOs) to early 2012. The venue will remain Copenhagen´s PARKEN Stadium, and all tickets purchased will remain valid. The new date for the show, which will be co-promoted by Team Sauerland and SES boxing, will be confirmed as soon as possible. “This is a major disappointment for me,” Kessler said. “We’ve had a great preparation and I was in fantastic shape when I injured my right hand during a routine training session. The doctors advised me that it needs a rest and I can’t fight on November 5. I am very sorry to keep my fans waiting. The good news is that the injury should heal quickly after a little break. I will rest my hand and then get back to training to be fit for Stieglitz early next year.” (more…)

Former world champion Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs) has sustained a hand injury in training, forcing him to postpone his …


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TV deal for Nov 5 DKP card

Don King Productions announced an agreement today with WealthTV for a live telecast of a Nov. 5 world championship fight card featuring World Boxing Association titleholder Guillermo “El Felino” Jones (37-3-2, 29 KOs) taking on WBA No. 14-ranked cruiserweight Mike Marrone (20-3, 15 KOs) from Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.

Promoter Don King said this is the first of what he hopes will be a number of telecasts on WealthTV.

“As the number of networks and telecast platforms across the technological spectrum has increased, I have been looking for new and inventive ways to bring my events to the masses,” King said. “WealthTV is the latest in a long line of outlets that have come to me seeking to expand audience and market share through world championship prizefights. (more…)

Don King Productions announced an agreement today with WealthTV for a live telecast of a Nov. 5 world championship fight …


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Rodriguez back with Shields

Highly-rated super middleweight contender, Edwin Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) has re-united with trainer Ronnie Shields, at Shields’ camp in Houston, TX, as the two are putting the finishing touches on an intense training camp in preparation for Rodriguez’ upcoming bout against fellow undefeated prospect, Will “Power” Rosinsky (14-0, 8 KOs). Rodriguez will square off against Rosinsky on the DiBella Entertainment nationally-televised ShoBox: The New Generation card from the beautiful MGM Grand at Foxwoods, on Friday, October 21st (Live on SHOWTIME, 11PM ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). The bout against Rosinsky, the most important and toughest to date of the young Rodriguez career, will be his second with the top trainer Shields. Rodriguez-Rosinsky is scheduled for 10 rounds in the super middleweight division. (more…)

Highly-rated super middleweight contender, Edwin Rodriguez (19-0, 14 KOs) has re-united with trainer Ronnie Shields, at Shields’ camp in Houston, …


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Cayo returns Nov 6

Former world title challenger and IBF #8 jr welterweight rated Víctor “Mermelada” Cayo (29-2, 18 KOs) faces Nelson Sanchez (7-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-rounder on November 6 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The fight will headline a card that will be streamed live on www.Youtube.com/live. The co-main event will feature a six-round featherweight match-up between undefeated Jenifel Vicente (21-0-2, 14 KOs) and Lucian Gonzalez (9-6-1, 1 KO). Also on the card will be WBC Youth Intercontinental featherweight beltholder Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (16-0, 12 KOs) against Leopoldo “El Tiburon” Arrocha (10-16-2, 4 KOs) in a six-rounder, and lightweight Jorge “Catano” Maysonet Jr. (4-0, 3 KOs), son of former world title challenger Jorge Luis Maysonet, in a four-rounder vs TBA.

Former world title challenger and IBF #8 jr welterweight rated Víctor “Mermelada” Cayo (29-2, 18 KOs) faces Nelson Sanchez (7-2, …










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