Boxing news, results, rankings, schedule and more. Boxing News -- 24 hours/day - Reload often! | UPDATED TODAY
editor@fightnews.com Continuously updated all day, every day!
Home Boxing Schedule Boxing Rankings Boxing Results Fightnews Team
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 ...

>> continued

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 ...

>> continued

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 ...

>> continued

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 ...

>> continued

Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

Photos: Rich Graessle/Main Events Steve Cunningham 205 vs. Natu Visinia 278 Edner Cherry 132.5 vs. Osumanu Akaba 134.5 Tyrone Brunson 158 vs. Decarlo Perez 158 Victor ...

>> continued

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

1
Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

2
Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

3
Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico

4
Weights from Philadelphia

Weights from Philadelphia

5


Boxing News

Kessler returns June 4

Photo: Lars Ronbog, Sportsagency.dk

WBC Super Middleweight Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler (43-2, 32 KOs) will make his eagerly-awaited comeback on June 4 when he takes on WBO #5 Mehdi “Nightmare” Bouadla (22-3, 10 KOs) in front of his home fans at Parken Stadium. It will be the Viking Warrior´s first fight since his epic points victory over WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in April 2010. In August, an eye injury forced him to pull out of the multi-million dollar tournament. Now he is fit to fight again. “I am excited to be back,” Kessler said. “I knew I had to take a rest to let my eye heal and I am happy that everything went according to plan. I am 100 percent fit and I can´t wait to get inside the ring again – I have really been missing it. The comeback at Parken with my home fans supporting me will be great.” (more…)



May 9th, 2011



Boxing News

Witter on next Prizefighter

Junior Witter and Colin Lynes head the bill for the Prizefighter Welterweights II at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Tuesday June 7 – the final Prizefighter of the season. Former WBC light welterweight champion Witter could face Lynes at the same venue that they met in 2005 when Sheffield’s Witter successfully defended his Commonwealth, European and British titles against Londoner Lynes. Witter won his WBC crown in 2006 against DeMarcus Corley and defended it twice the following year before Timothy Bradley took it from him through a split decision in 2008. There’s a chance for double retribution for former IBO World, British and European champ Lynes, with that score to settle against ‘The Hitter’ as well as one with Prizefighter, after he lost the Light-Welterweights final to Gavin Rees in December 2009. Former British champion Kevin McIntyre, unbeaten prospects John Wayne Hibbert and Bobby Gladman, Yassine El Maachi, Peter McDonagh and Nathan Graham complete the line-up for the 19th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments.



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye Presser

Photos: www.ringpolska.pl

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and WBA heavyweight champion David Haye faced off at the kickoff press conference for their July 2 clash at Imtech Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

“I looked into his eyes and saw him beaten and broken. He’s never fought anyone with my attributes, it’s new territory for me and for him,” said Haye (25-1, 23 KOs). “He’ll do what he always does. I’ve fought these robots before – I’ve never lost, at amateur or professional level, to an eastern European fighter and that’s not going to change now…..He’s a fraud and I’m good at exposing frauds.”

Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) stated, “David Haye is going to be my 50th knockout. 49 fighters have been knocked out in the last 15 years and David Haye has completely disrespected them. I will show him that he is just going to be another like the 49 before, he will be number 50 on July 2nd.” more photos



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on June 3 as rising star Leo Santa Cruz (15-0-1, 7 KOs) battling former World Champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-9-2, 32 KOs) in a eight-round bantamweight fight and Coachella’s Randy Caballero fights in a six rounder against an opponent to be named. Telefutura will televise.
—–
Word is Juan Manuel Marquez has rejected Top Rank’s initial offer to face Manny Pacquiao in November.
—–
Late Result: Former New York State heavyweight titleholder Derric Rossy was stopped in five rounds by unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev (12-0, 6 KOs) on the undercard of Holyfield-Nielsen on Saturday in Copenhagen, Denmark.
—–
SHOWTIME will replay the Pacquiao-Mosley fight Saturday night along with the Super Six semifinal Andre Ward and Arthur Abraham.



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Humberto Soto Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is information that current WBC lightweight world champion Humberto ‘Zorrita’ Soto will next defend his title against Thailand’s Saddam Kietyongyuth (22-0, 18 KOs). No date or venue named, but Bahías de Huatulco in Oaxaca is a serious possibility. Soto is currently in Temoaya at the Otomi Ceremonial Center with trainer Romulo Quirarte Jr. and boxer Antonio Lozada Jr.



May 9th, 2011

Boxing Result

Briceño, Alfaro triumph

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA #14 super flyweight Everth Briceño (33-6-1, 26 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Darwin Zamora on Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua. Scores were 99-91, 99-92, 97-93. In the co-feature, former WBA lightweight champion Jose Alfaro (25-7, 22 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Eduardo Becerril (11-7-2, 3 KOs). The card was promoted by Prodesa at the Casino Pharaohs.



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Arce pulled out late win

By Andreas Hale
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

The war between Jorge Arce and Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. was easily the fight of the night on Top Rank’s big PPV extravaganza on Saturday night in Las Vegas. With his courage, determination and unbending will to win, Arce displayed the warrior spirit that Shane Mosley lacked against Manny Pacquiao in the main event. Badly cut on the nose by a punch in round three and knocked down in round four, Arce refused to give in to a strong, younger champion. Behind on the scorecards of judges Gary Merritt and Burt Clements entering round eleven, Arce launched an all out assault in the final two rounds to get a stoppage win in round twelve to win a world title in his third weight division. Click here to see the official Nevada State Athletic Commission Scorecard



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Geale back in Australia

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Ray Wheatley

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale and his trainer Graham Shaw arrive home at Sydney airport, Australia on Emirates Flight 0412 at 6am on Tuesday after a 24 hour flight from Frankfurt Germany with the IBF middleweight belt under his arm after defeating tough German Sebastian Sylvester over twelve rounds. Geale performed a boxing clinic as he outworked the German in most of the rounds with former world heavyweight contender Randy Neumann working as the third man in the ring having one of his easier nights in the ring as both fighters boxed within in the rules. Geale has received plaudits from Australia’s most successful boxing trainers Johnny Lewis who said the Tasmanian-born boxer did belong among the greats of Australian boxing which include Kostya Tszyu, Jeff Fenech and Jeff Harding all of which Lewis trained. Fellow Australians and world rated middleweights Garth Wood, Sam Soliman and Anthony Mundine are expected to put out challenges to the new IBF middleweight champion.



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Darchinyan: Arce is crazy

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry

Former WBA/WBC/IBF super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan talks to Fightnews about Jorge Arce who challenged him after his victory over Wilfredo Vasquez, Jr., to capture the WBO 122 pound title in Las Vegas on Saturday. “I think Jorge Arce must be crazy. He went and challenged me straight after his win. Does he think I am Vasquez, Jr., who is going to stand there in front of him and do nothing? I will punish Jorge more than I did when I fought him last. He thinks he is the only one who has improved by not making 112 and 115. I was very happy for him yesterday because he is a true Mexican warrior that always comes to fight.” (more…)



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Stiglingh in action Tuesday

By Ron Jackson

Talented junior lightweight Jody Stiglingh is favoured to keep his unbeaten record when he faces the unknown Kupula Mbonuama in a scheduled six rounder at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Tuesday night. Stiglingh who is trained by Colin Nathan has a reported record of 12-0; 7 and should have been named as Boxing SA’s prospect of the year for 2010. (more…)



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Kani defeats Mumtaz

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Werner Kalin

Former Australian super middleweight champion Israel Kani (10-4-2, 4 KOs) scored a six round decision over Kashif Mumtaz (7-23-1, 5 KOs) at the Caloundra RSL club in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Scores were: Adam Height 60-54, Alan Moore, 59-56, Adrian Cairns 59-55. In his last bout, Kani lost in two rounds to WBA #9 rated middleweight Garth Wood in 2009. In a previous bout, Mumtaz was stopped in four rounds by former WBA middleweight champion Masilino Masoe in 2011. Mumtaz is originally from Pakistan but is now based in New Zealand. (more…)



May 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Special drug test for B-Hop/Pascal?

Sources close to the situation are stating that the Quebec boxing commission is strongly considering the possibility of requiring a special drug test for the May 21st rematch between WBC/IBO light heavyweight Champion Jean Pascal (26-1-1, 16 KOs) and former world champion Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (51-5-2, 32 KOs). The bout will take place at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their first fight ended in a draw this past December at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Tempers erupted between the two this past March at a press conference in Montreal when Pascal stated that he wanted Hopkins to take a special test to prove he was clean.



May 8th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Pacquiao-Mosley

Ringside by Andreas Hale & Francisco Salazar
Photos by Chris Cozzone

They said it was a joke when Shane Mosley was selected to face Manny Pacquiao back in December. After a one sided 12 round drubbing, they were right.

Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title with a dull 12 round decision over a reluctant Shane Mosley in front of a terribly upset 16,000+ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Despite all of Mosley’s pre-fight words of making this a “war,” it was anything but.

After a feeling out process in the first two rounds, Pacquiao scored a knockdown in the third off a straight left. Mosley was dazed by the punch and remained in the retreat for the remainder of the round. Rather than be a warrior willing to engage, Mosley tucked his tail between his legs and did his best to keep his title of never being knocked out . . .

CLICK HERE for report/gallery
If above link does not load correctly, due to the high demand of users, TRY THIS ONE



May 8th, 2011

Feature Story

Pacquiao not satisfied

Post-fight coverage of Pacquiao vs. Mosley

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

Sixteen-and-a-half thousand fans weren’t the only ones dissatisfied with last night’s overhyped showdown between Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley.

You can add Pacquiao to the list of the unfulfilled that included everyone but camera hound Paris Hilton, who nearly upstaged the pound-for-pound champ at the late-night postfight presser . . . click here for full story



May 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Perez looking for big fights

Heavyweight Mike Perez (16-0, 12 KOs) is targeting big things after claiming the first ever Prizefighter International trophy and the £32,000 winner’s check, with three wins and two first round KOs on Saturday in London. “I want to face one of the big names – the Klitschkos, David Haye – I am good enough to win titles and whoever wants to fight me for their titles, I’m want to fight them,” said Perez. “I got better as the fights went on and I wanted to prove to those people who have helped me like my trainer and my family that they were right to back me.”



May 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Zaleta defeats Noriega

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican super flyweight prospect Victor “Nene” Zaleta (18-2, 9 KOs) recovered from a fifth round knockdown to win a split decision over compatriot Daniel “Chato” Noriega (20-7, 9 KOs) Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico. All three judges scored it 95-94, with Zaleta ahead on two of the cards.
—–
In the co-feature, unbeaten jr featherweight Edgar Monárrez (9-0, 9 KOs) won by TKO over Rafael Cerrillo (4-7, 4 KOs) who didn’t come out for round six after a fierce fight.
—–
The card was presented by Promociones del Pueblo.



May 8th, 2011

Announcement

Lionel Rose Passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian boxing great and former world bantamweight champion Lionel Rose passed away in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Sunday. Lionel Rose began his professional boxing career in 1964 outpointing Mario Magriss over eight rounds. Trained and managed under the guidance of Jack Rennie, Rose captured the Australian bantamweight title by winning a fifteen round decision over Noel Kunde in 1966. In 1967 Rose scored a thirteen round knockout over former world flyweight challenger Rocky Gattelari in Sydney. In a major upset Rose stepped in as a late replacement in 1968 to challenge Japanese boxing great Fighting Harada in Tokyo, Japan for the WBA and WBC bantamweight title and shocked the boxing world when he was awarded a fifteen round majority decision. (more…)



May 8th, 2011

Feature Story

More on Pacquiao-Mosley

See the replay May 14 on SHOWTIME

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

On the first Saturday of May, boxing’s top thoroughbred, global superstar and Filipino Congressman, Manny Pacquiao, won a resounding 12-round decision over Shane Mosley to retain his WBO welterweight title in the main event of a four-fight telecast produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The one-sided victory before 16,412 at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena was the 14th in a row for Pacquiao, of General Santos City, Philippines. (more…)



May 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Fujioka dethrones Ortiz

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Unbeaten prospect Naoko Fujioka (6-0, 4 KOs), 105, impressively captured the WBC female mini-flyweight belt as she had defending champ Anabel Ortiz (13-2, 5 KOs), 105, on the deck twice in the fifth and eighth and finally stopped the Mexican at 3:00 of the eighth round in a scheduled ten two-minute rounds on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, Japan. Fujioka, already 35, turned professional late as she had concentrated on her career in the amateur fly and bantam championships. After the seventh, Fujioka was leading on points due to the open scoring system: all 68-64. The female referee was Kyoung-Ha Shin (Korea).

WBC light-fly champ Naomi Togashi (9-0-1, 5 KOs), 108, proved too busy and pugnacious, stopping Filipino Jujeath Nagawoa (9-10-1, 5 KOs), 106.75, at 1:32 of the fifth session. Togashi, a maternity nurse, thus kept her belt on six occasions to her credit. The referee was Katsuhiko Nakamura (Japan).

WBC atomweight ruler Momo Koseki (11-2-1, 3 KOs), 101.75, a game Japanese southpaw making her sixth defense, successfully retained her throne by chalking up a TKO win over Krikanok Islandmuaythai (6-1-1, 4 KOs), 100.75, at 1:15 of the fifth stanza. Koseki overwhelmed the Thailander with busy combinations from the outset. Gerasio Perez, Mexico, served as the third man.

Naoko Shibata acquired the vacant OPBF light-fly belt by a unanimous technical decision (89-83, 87-85 and 88-84) over compatriot Kayoko Ebata at 1:00 of the ninth round.

Promoter: WBCares and Gen International.
WBC supervisor: Ed Pearson (Canada).



May 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mosley postfight

Text & photo by Chris Cozzone

Who’s next in line for Manny Pacquiao? Top Rank’s Bob Arum says an offer has been made to Juan Manual Marquez to meet Pacquiao in November in Vegas, but that Golden Boy Promotions has an option to match the offer. If Marquez does not happen, Arum names Timothy Bradley and Zab Judah as alternates.

Pacquiao expressed his disappointment at the post-fight press conference, stating that “I did my best, but Mosley felt my power and he just wanted to finish the 12 rounds. I was trying to fight toe-to-toe and was surprised that he just ran and ran and ran.”

Mosley called Pacquiao, “Very strong and unpredictable,” and complained about a foot injury. “I felt short, I guess,” said Mosley. “I saw some openings but thought they could’ve been traps.”

Stay tuned for a full report on Sunday. Pictured above: Paris Hilton was a guest at the presser.



May 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Pacquiao dominates Mosley

By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone

WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 KOs) punished survival-minded former champ Sugar Shane Mosley (46-7-1, 39 KOs) over twelve rounds on Saturday night before a huge crowd of 16,412 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Tactical early rounds by Pacquiao standards, but Pacman decked Mosley in round three with a straight left hand to the head. Pacquiao stalked Mosley who then went defensive much of the time. Manny wasn’t at his sharpest, but he piled up round after round with his aggressiveness. Referee Kenny Bayless mistakenly credited Mosley with a knockdown in round ten after he threw Pacman to the deck, which served to wake up Manny more than anything. The eleventh round was all Pacquiao as he went for the KO and he went on to easily win unanimously. Scores were 119-108, 120-108, 120-107.



May 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Arce wins 3rd world title

Pavlik and Alvarado victorious

By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone

Featured undercard bouts at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas:

In a war, former two-division champion Jorge Arce (57-6-2, 44 KOs) stopped previously unbeaten WBO jr featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (20-1-1, 17 KOs) in round twelve to win his third title. Arce came to turn it into a brawl and Vazquez, the son of Puerto Rican boxing legend Wilfredo Vazquez, was happy to accommodate him as the fight featured furious exchanges throughout. WV2 floored Arce with a big left hook at the end of round four, but Arce came on strong late battering Vazquez in the twelfth round and Vazquez’ corner threw in the towel even though WV2 had seemed to weather the storm. Time was :55.
—–

Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (37-2, 32 KOs) won a ten round majority decision over previously unbeaten Alfonso Lopez (21-1, 16 KOs). Pavlik, now the WBC #1 super middleweight, needed a few rounds to get the rust off, but came on to win 98-92, 99-91, 95-95.
—–
In an important junior welterweight clash unbeaten Mike Alvarado (30-0, 22 KOs) won by TKO when WBC #6 Sugar Ray Narh (25-2, 21 KOs) surprisingly quit on his stool after three fierce rounds. Alvarado wins the vacant WBC Continental Americas belt.



May 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Off TV Results from Las Vegas

By Andreas Hale and Francisco Salazar at ringside

Former flyweight world title holder Rodel Mayol won a 10 round majority decision over Javier Gallo. Mayol (28-5-2, 21 KO’s) would beat Gallo (17-4-1, 9 KO’s) to the punch early in the fight, but Gallo countered effectively in the later rounds. One judge scored the fight 95-95, while the other two judges scored the bout 98-92 in favor of Mayol.
—–
Former amateur star Jose Benavidez, Jr. stopped game James Hope in the fifth round of a scheduled six round bout. Hope (6-8-1, 4 KO’s) was able to get a few punches in, but it was all Benavidez (11-0, 10 KO’s) the rest of the way as he landed vicious combinations. In the fifth, Benavidez pinned Hope in a corner, landing hard punches until referee Vic Drakulich stepped in and stopped the bout at 1:43.
—–
Canadian super lightweight Pier Oliver Cote stopped Aris Ambriz in the fourth round of a scheduled eight round bout. Cote (16-0, 11 KO’s) hurt Ambriz in the second and dropped him in the third with a left-right combination. In the fourth, Cote landed two hard right hands to the head of Ambriz (15-2-1, 8 KO’s), prompting referee Tony Weeks to stop the fight at 46 seconds.
—–
Lightweight Karl Dargan won a six round unanimous decision over Randy Arrellin. Dargan (9-0, 4 KOs) outworked the shorter Arrellin (8-5, 4 KOs), who pressed the fight during a majority of the fight. All three judges scored the bout for Dargan with scores of 59-55, 59-55, and 60-54.



May 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Holyfield stops Nielsen

48-year-old former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield (44-10-2, 29 KOs) defeated 46-year-old Super Brian Nielsen (64-3, 43 KOs) by eleventh round TKO on Saturday night at the Koncerthuset in Copenhagen, Denmark. Holyfield was much sharper than Nielsen, who was returning after an eight year retirement. Holyfield scored a knockdown in round three and proceeded to break down and bust up Nielsen, finally getting the stoppage in round eleven after launching a barrage of punches at Nielsen in the corner. Time was 2:49. The game Nielsen wanted to continue and didn’t seem particularly hurt.



May 7th, 2011

Boxing Result

Geale dethrones Sylvester

IBF #1 rated Daniel Geale (25-1, 15 KOs) dethroned IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester (34-4-1, 16 KOs) with a close twelve round split decision on Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Both fighters had their moments, but most rounds were close with Geale winning 118-110, 118-112 on two cards, and Sylvester winning 118-110 on the third card.
—–
In a clash for the European light heavyweight belt, former world title challenger Eduard Gutknecht (22-1, 9 KOs) stopped defending titleholder Danny McIntosh (13-2, 7 KOs) in round eight.
—–
Light heavyweight Karo Murat (24-1, 13 KOs) halted Otis Griffin (23-8-2, 9 KOs) in round eleven to claim the vacant IBF Inter-Continental title.
—–
Cruiserweight Enad Licina (20-3, 11 KOs) scored a first round KO over Michele De Meo (13-5, 4 KOs). The bout lasted 2:04.



May 7th, 2011




All contents copyright 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 by Freitag Marketing Services, LLC. The information on this site cannot be reused without written permission.










+1 us on