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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Boxing News

Q&A: Roger Bloodworth

Video interview by Przemek Garczarczyk

Roger Bloodworth, Tomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KO) trainer talks about his fighter transformation from light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion to now a top heavyweight title contender. Tomasz Adamek versus Kevin McBride (35-8, 29 KO) will be the main event during “The Last Big Hurdle” PPV gala on Saturday in Newark’s Prudential Center. If Adamek wins, his next fight will be for the WBC heavyweight title against reigning champion Vitali Klitschko (49-2, 39 KO) on September 10 at a 60,000+ stadium in his native Poland.



April 8th, 2011



Boxing News

Gevor: I can only win by KO

Photo: Eroll Popova

On Saturday, world title challenger Khoren Gevor will be in the “lion’s den,” Magdeburg, Germany, home to both WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz, as well as Stieglitz’ promoter SES Boxing.

“Everyone knows that in sports there’s always a home advantage,” says Gevor. “Unfortunately, this is especially true in boxing. I am a guest at an SES event in their city. I have no illusions that here in Magdeburg it will be very difficult for me to win on points. I don’t want to insinuate that the judges or referee will consciously evaluate the fight incorrectly. But everyone knows that the home promoter pays the bills – also for the judges – and the audience contributes by cheering wildly for every punch the home boxer throws and not reacting at all to the clear punches landed by the guest boxer. No judges in the world are immune from that. So I know that I must win by KO – but this is okay for me. I am prepared for it and I have the goal to knock out Stieglitz. I don’t want there to be anything to discuss at the end.” (more…)



April 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Gonzalez dethrones Hasegawa

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Hard-hitting Mexican Jhonny Gonzalez (48-7, 42 KOs), 124,75, captured the WBC feather belt as he stunned the audience with a one-punch stoppage of defending champ Hozumi Hasegawa (29-4, 12 KOs), 125.75, at 0:58 of the fourth session on Friday in Kobe, Japan.

Hasegawa, a Japanese southpaw who previously kept his WBC bantam throne ten times to his credit, directly moved up to the feather category and acquired the WBC belt by unanimously decisioning Juan Carlos Burgos of Mexico last November.

It was his first and mandatory defense against the official challenger Gonzalez, ex-WBO 118-pound ruler who lately registered seven consecutive stoppages after suffering a bad TKO defeat by Toshiaki Nishioka in three rounds in Mexico in May 2009. (more…)



April 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Nishioka KOs Munoz in 9

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC super-bantam champ Toshiaki Nishioka (38-4-3, 24 KOs), 121.75, scored his sixth defense when he patiently outjabbed and outpunched Mauricio Munoz (21-3, 9 KOs), 121, finally catching the game challenger with a smashing left en route to a spectacular knockout at 3:07 of the ninth round in the second of the triple-header on Friday in Kobe, Japan. For more details and photos click here…



April 8th, 2011

Boxing Result

Aoh keeps WBC 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

WBC super-feather champ Takahiro Aoh (21-2-1, 10 KOs), 130, a Japanese southpaw, looked impressive in successfully making his initial defense as he outhustled ex-WBC interim ruler Humberto Gutierrez (28-3-1, 20 KOs), 130, Mexico, from the outset, entirely controlled the bout with effective combinations and finally sank him with a single vicious right hook to the belly at 1:06 of the fourth round on Friday in Kobe, Japan.

It was the first of the WBC world title triple-header and an encounter of pugnacious southpaws, which fully entertained the sell-out crowd at the World Memorial Hall. Aoh, who had dethroned German Vitaly Tajbert via unanimous nod here last November, took the inititative with a good attack, pressing the action from the first round. Aoh, formerly six-time national amateur high school champ, steadily piled up points as he gamely mixed it up and had the upper hand over the taller but slower Mexican hombre. For more details and photos click here…



April 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Meza-Clay returns

TNT Sports Promotions in association with Roy Jones Jr.’s Square Ring presents “Easter Explosion” on April 23rd at the “New” Stage AE on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. In the main event, super featherweight contender Monty Meza-Clay (29-3, 20 KOs) faces Oscar Cuero (13-5, 10 KOs). In the co-feature, it’s a cruiserweight battle between WBF Americas Champion Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (17-1-2, 7 KOs) versus Frank White (7-7-2, 5 KOs). Undercard action includes Isaac Salter, Beden Laurent, Bill Hutchinson, & more. Tickets are $35 to $100. Call 724-513-1416. All Ages admitted. 1st bell at 8:00 PM.



April 8th, 2011

Interview

Q&A Robert Stieglitz

Photo: Eroll Popova

Mr Stieglitz, a lot of boxers a bad reputation and are known as punchers – in and outside the ring. But you constantly have seen to be thoughtful and reserved. Are you more an academic boxer because you are a certificated sports teacher?

I’m not like the ones who talk trash or cause trouble inside the ring or during free time. Boxing to me is a very fair sport: two people meet inside the ring, fight under certain guidelines and rules and the stronger one will win.

Two of your role models are the Klitschko brothers Vitali and Wladimir, who repeatedly warn their opponents that ‘Talk is cheap!’ Is this also your motto?

These are golden words and absolutely correct. I really appraise the attitude of the Klitschkos, their manners and the way they act. Also inside the ring they are very fair sportsmen and you won’t see any nudges, low blows or rabbit punches. (more…)



April 8th, 2011

Feature Story

Networks watching Lemieux

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Dave Spencer

Montreal promoter Yvon Michel is hopeful of a coming out party for undefeated slugger David Lemieux Friday night. Not only will a victory assure a crack at the WBC middleweight title, but hopefully a shot onto a bigger stage within North America. It will mark the fourth time Lemieux will appear on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights, and like most of his appearances, they have been brief in duration.

“I know that the level of discussions I’ve already had with HBO and Showtime that they’ll be watching,” said Michel. “It’s the first time I’ve had a boxer that I don’t have to knock at their door, they know who he is, they’ve seen him on ESPN. Other promoters know him as the best prospect who has yet to fight on HBO or Showtime. He’s getting known and everybody’s watching.”

Michel is expecting a capacity crowd of close to 4,000 people to see Lemieux as he rivals to become the next big star to come out of Montreal following in the footsteps of Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute. (more…)



April 8th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Primm, NV

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Jessie Vargas 143 vs. Vivian Harris 146
Eddie Gomez 150.5 vs. Roberto Lopez 150.5
Bastie Samir 161.5 vs. Lester Gonzalez 163
Alexander Flores 225.2 vs. Quantrine Hill 219.5
Kai Zama 139 vs. Paul Green 136.5
Tatini Anderson 139 vs. Lissette Medel 138
Venue: Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert, Primm, Nevada
Promoter: Golden Boy
Click here for more photos…



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Mwetpunga in action April 15

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Photo: Milo Lekovic

Australian based Nambian middleweight, Johannes Mwetupunga (10-2, 4 KOs) will make the third defense of the Australian 160 pound championship against Omar Shaick (8-6, 6 KOs) over ten rounds at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queesnland, Australia. Shaick at 5’9 is three inches shorter than the champion and at 23 years old is eleven years younger than the 6′ Mwetupunga. Shaick is a southpaw and suffered only one defeat to Ben McCulloch in 2010. (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Rubio looking for the KO

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Both sides are predicting a knockout at the Bell Centre in Montreal Friday night (ESPN2) in the headline bout featuring undefeated knockout artist David Lemieux (25-0, 24 KOs) and two-time world title challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (49-5-1, 42 KOs). “The little French I do understand is knockout, knockout, knockout,” said Rubio’s co-manager Julio Gudino early this week. “I think fight night, there will be a knockout; hopefully it will be on our side.” Lemieux’s trainer Russ Anber told Fightnews much the same thing, with expectations of a spectacular fight. “It’s going to be a goddamn nuclear war in there,” said the trainer who has guided the powerful slugger since he was nine years old. (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez

Damian Frias 147.5 vs. Daniel Sostre 145.2
Xavier Burgos 141.5 vs. Osenohan Vazquez 143.7
Leduan Barthelemy 122.7 vs. Anthony Fraguada 117.5
Michael Santander 140 vs. Jose Rivera 136.5
Jessy Cruz 118.5 vs. Lance Rogers 118.2
Jesus Lule 131.2 vs. Elijah Linder 132.5
Cesar Cisneros 137.2 vs. Jose Segura Torres 141
Wilson Feliciano 148.5 vs. Carlos Ramos 149.7
Venue: Magic City Casino, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Pugilistic Promotions
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April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

ShoBox Quotes from Laredo

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Here’s what the fighters had to say on Thursday, one day before the exciting tripleheader on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West coast).

Marcus Johnson: “I don’t feel like Davis is anything special. He’s not his dad. I don’t care about legacy. I don’t care about any of that. I just have to fight him. To prove myself as a top super middleweight, I would fight (Lucian) Bute. I’d fight in Canada if I had to. I’ve got the same mentality as my last fight: knock him out. He’s a safety first fighter but I’ll push him to the limit.”

Dyah Davis: “At this stage, I don’t need softees. It’s not going to propel me. Fighting tough opponents, this is the route we’re comfortable with. I’ve never tried to trade on my father’s career and I won’t now. When I’m in the ring with Marcus, it will be all me. This is my life. This is a business. And I’m here to take care of it. That’s why I am here — not to trash talk.” (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

ShoBox weigh-in

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Marcus Johnson (20-0, 15 KOs) – 170 pounds; Dyah Davis (18-2-1, 9 KOs) – 169.25 pounds; Danny O’Connor (14-0, 3 KOs) – 137.75 pounds; Gabriel Bracero (14-0, 1 KO) – 140 pounds; Willie Nelson (16-0-1, 3 KOs) – 145.75 pounds; Vincent Arroyo (10-1, 7 KOs) – 144.75 pounds.



April 7th, 2011

Photo

Australian WAY-Outback!

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Looking something between the Joker and the Toxic Avenger, Michael Katsidis showed up for today’s “Action Heroes” presser in Las Vegas decked out Aussie style – way-Outback. Spitting out a trail of pumpkin seeds around the media room, Katsidis kept the glare of the media room’s fluorescents, the flies and everyone else away with extra-dark sunglasses, neon war paint and corks hanging down from his hat.



April 7th, 2011

UFC

Heavyweights clash in Canada!

UFC 31: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos LIVE on PPV June 11!

With the heavyweight division better than it’s ever been, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is proud to confirm another blockbuster matchup that is sure to shake up the UFC Octagon® as well as the mixed martial arts community. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces the man with the most dangerous hands in the heavyweight division – Junior dos Santos – as The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos coaches collide at UFC 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS, live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, June 11.

(more…)



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik-Chavez Jr. Mexico Presser

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer

After Wednesday’s big media event in Los Angeles, a massive presser for the June 4 clash between WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik and #1 challenger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. took place today in Mexico City.

Sebastian Zbik: “I’m excited to take on Julio Cesar, son of a great idol Julio Cesar Chavez. I’m going into the ring with all the confidence that I’ll win on a big stage like the Staples Center. I have a great fight plan and I’m not worried at all about Chavez’s Jr.’s record or his knockouts. I’ve never been knocked out so my goal is to get a lot of training and defend my title.”

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: “Since childhood I have dreamed of this, and for that and I’ve worked hard to prepare to defeat Zbik. It’s a tough fight, but nothing is free and I want to achieve my dream….my father gave many joys to Mexico, I want to continue giving such joy.” (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez returns May 13

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

WBC Silver super middleweight champion Noe ‘El Carbonero’ Gonzalez (26-1, 18 KOs) of Uruguay, has set up training camp in Oxnard, California and began preparations last month at the World Crown Sports Training Center for his next bout. Gonzalez will step back into the ring on Friday, May 13th and take on Ruben ‘Cloroformo’ Padilla (18-2-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico at the Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol in Montevideo, Uruguay which is being presented by Best Box and Sergio Marquez Promociones. For more details and photos click here…



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Colomban in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Photo: Werner Kalin

World rated welterweight Samuel Colomban (19-3, 9 KOs) will clash with Sapapetch Sor Sakaorat (22-7,12 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Melbourne Pavillion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia on Friday with the WBO Oriental title up for grabs. Colomban was last in action against New Zealand puncher Steve Heremaia in December winning a twelve round decision. Colomban’s last defeat was to IBF #11 Wale Omotoso in 2008 in the best Australian fight for that year. On undercard bouts, light flyweight Omar Kimweri (8-2, 3 KOs) will be in against Mongol Patanakan Gym (10-4, 5 KOs) over twelve for WBO Oriental title on the line. Classy super bantamweight Daniel Iannazzo (19-1, 6 KOs) and hard punching world rated featherweight Will Tomlinson (15-0-1, 11 KOs) will be in action against imports in ten round bouts. Promoter Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael.



April 7th, 2011

Photo

Morales, Maidana presser

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

Marcos Maidana and Erik Morales face off at today’s final press conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for Saturday night’s “Action Heroes” card televised on HBO PPV. Maidana was a man of few words, promising only a good fight while Morales made the lengthy press conference worthwhile with his final words.

“After so many interviews, I had to question myself whether this was the right decision,” Morales told the press. “Am I the only crazy one, the only one who thinks I’m going to win? But when I’m alone at night, lying in bed, I know, I’m not wrong. I didn’t make a mistake in picking Maidana – and I’m gonna prove it on Saturday night.” Stay tuned for more photos and a full report.



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

More on Don King in Mexico

Photos: David Martin Warr

It was a real feel good moment for all of boxing this week when legendary promoter Don King visited Texcoco, México, to attend the inauguration of the new boxing arena named the “Don King Coliseum.” Here are some more shots of the festivities. (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

WV2 fit and ready

Photos: All Star Boxing Inc./Mario Vayas

World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr., showed his great condition today during the 30 day pre-weigh in for his May 7th brawl versus former three time champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas on the Manny Pacquiao against Shane Mosley clash in a Top Rank presentation. Vázquez (20-0-1, 17 KOs) is going to make his third defense of the 122 pounds title versus Arce (56-6-3, 43 KOs), a veteran fighter with titles in 108, 112 and 115 pounds in his career. For more details and photos click here…



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Zyggi Rozalski

Video interview by Przemek Garczarczyk

Zyggi Rozalski, a very popular figure in the world of boxing, was a longtime advisor to heavyweight contender Andrew Golota and now he’s working with former WBC light heavyweight and IBF cruiserweight world champion Tomasz Adamek. On Saturday Adamek will fight Kevin McBride at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, and if everything goes according to plan, will face Vitali Klitschko for the WBC heavyweight championship on September 10 in Poland. Rozalski candidly speaks about his American experiences with both fighters, what Adamek’s success means to him and why he still calls both of them “my two special children.”



April 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Lemieux: I’m the hardest hitter

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

Photo: Dave Spencer

There’s no denying that 22-year-old David Lemieux has power. Twenty-four knockouts in twenty-five fights is proof enough, but Friday from the Bell Centre in Montreal and live on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights should show exactly where the local fighter stands in terms of the middleweight division as he tackles his toughest challenge to date in Marco Antonio Rubio (48-5-1 42KO) in a WBC title elimination bout. In terms of raw punching power, Lemieux firmly believes he stands at the top of the heap as far as the 160 pound division goes. “I believe I’m the hardest hitter out of anybody in the rankings,” Lemieux told Fightnews. “I think I hit harder than any of them, I pretty much see myself on top of the food chain for hitting.” (more…)



April 7th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer

David Lemieux 159.6 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 159.15**
(WBC middleweight title eliminator)
Adonis Stevenson 166.6 vs. Derek Edwards 167.13
Arash Usmanee 133.14 vs. AldoValtierra 133.15
Ahmad Cheikho 153.10 vs.Attila Molnar 153.6
Oscar Rivas 230.13 vs. Wilfrido Leal 260.15
Tyler Asselstine 125.14 vs. Mohamed Nouari 125.2
Eleider Alvarez 195.5 vs. Ernesto Zamora 195.2
Didier Bence 230.5 vs. Leonard Collier 288.2

**Rubio originally weighed in heavy at 160 pounds, 7 ounces and came back and made the middleweight limit

*The scheduled bout with Kevin Lavallee and James Carpio was scratched when Carpio didn’t show up.

Promoter: GYM (Group Yvon Michel)
Venue: Bell Centre
Television: ESPN2
First Bell 7pm



April 7th, 2011




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