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Pacquiao-Algieri Commercial Shoot

Pacquiao-Algieri Commercial Shoot

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri pose together during a ...

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Hopkins, Kovalev NYC Presser Quotes

Hopkins, Kovalev NYC Presser Quotes

Photo: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy WBA & IBF light heavyweight world champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins and WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey ...

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Hopkins and Kovalev hold court in Philadelphia

Hopkins and Kovalev hold court in Philadelphia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Light Heavyweight kings Bernard Hopkins, 55-6-2, 32 KOs, the WBA/IBF 175-pound champion, and Sergey Kovalev, ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri Commercial Shoot

Pacquiao-Algieri Commercial Shoot

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Hopkins, Kovalev NYC Presser Quotes

Hopkins, Kovalev NYC Presser Quotes

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Hopkins and Kovalev hold court

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

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Announcement

A ShoBox Holiday Wish…

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Season’s Greetings from all of us at ShoBox: The New Generation. Wishing everyone the best during the holidays and in 2010! Tune in SHOWTIME tonight at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) to watch some of the top prospects in boxing.



December 18th, 2009



Scale Watch

Weights from Caguas, Puerto Rico

Photo: Promociones Migue Cotto

Photo: Promociones Migue Cotto

Jose Miguel Cotto 143 vs Ilido Julio 140
Abner Cotto 135 vs Jorge Perez Adorno 134.2
Juan González 130.5 vs Jorge Cordero 130.5
Jayson Vélez 122 vs Robert DaLuz 123.5
Juan Herrera 118 vs Pedro Salcedo 118.5
Arturo Santiago 112 vs Luis Cosme 113
Reynado Ojeda 136.5 vs Victor Kuilan 137.5
Antonio Salgado 118.7 vs Exmildo Echevarria 115
Carlos Zapata 133.7 vs Orlando Vazquez 134
Jonuel Tapia 155 vs Victor Rivera 156
Irvin Hernandez 128 vs Jose Del Valle 126.5
Venue: Roger Mendoza Coliseum, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Promociones Migue Cotto and H2 Entertainment
Click here for more photos…



December 18th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Venezuela

Gabriel F. Cordero at the scales

Edwin Valero 134.6 vs Hector Velasquez 134.2
(WBC lightweight championship)
Jean Carlos Hernandez 125.4 vs Alexander Gonzalez 125.4
Luis Alberto Zarraga 113.3 vs Irwier Henriquez 112.2
Breilon Teran 121.6 vs Alexander Espinoza 121.6
Oscar “Sapo” Chacín 121.8 vs Franklin Valera 121.6
Venue: Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas, La Guaira, Caracas, Venezuela
TV: Direct TV & Meridiano TV
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December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Ramirez upsets Nakamura

Photo: Rocco Morales

Photo: Rocco Morales

By Rocco Morales

Before a sold out crowd of 1,412 fight fans, in the 6 round lightweight main event, unheralded Gloria Ramirez won the hearts of spectators and boxing judges alike and pounded out a 6 round majority decision victory over previously undefeated favorite, standing in at 5’9, Chika Nakamura. Coming into the fight, Ramirez had only won one of her previous nine fights over the last seven years, but was fighting for the third time in the last three months. Meanwhile, Nakamura, although undefeated, was coming off a 13 month stretch of inactivity, the longest of her career. Even so, few could have expected the courageous display that was put on by Ramirez, as she continually attacked her bigger opponent, and then weathered the storm each and every time Nakamura tried to storm back. Click here for more photos…



December 18th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Obregon

Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank/Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank/Zanfer

Nehomar Cermeno 118 vs Alejandro Valdez 118
(WBA Interim bantamweight championship)
Humberto Soto 137 vs Jesus Chavez 137
Hernan Marquez 112 vs Ricardo Armenta 112
Omar Chavez 144 vs Carlos Urrea 143
Venue: Arena Itson, Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer
TV: PPV
Click here for more photos…



December 18th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Youngstown

Ohio Governor calls the weights
Chris Farina/Top Rank

Chris Farina/Top Rank

Ohio governor Ted Strickland said ‘The Champ weighs 160′ while officiating the weighin between world middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik and WBC #3-rated middleweight contender Miguel Espino. Pavlik and Espino collide Saturday night on pay-per-view.

Kelley Pavlik 160 vs Miguel Espino 159
(WBC/WBO middleweight championship)
Vanes Martirosyan 153 vs Willie Lee 152.5
(NABF/NABO super welterweight championship)
Sam Peter 240 vs Gabe Brown 363
Matt Korobov 150 vs Ken Dunham 152
Mikey Garcia 126 vs Yogli Herrera 130
Venue: Beeghly Center, Youngstown, Ohio
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: PPV
More photos…



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Officials for Schwerin title twinbill

Officials have been named for the two world title fights taking place on Saturday in Schwerin, Germany. Michael Ortega (USA) will referee the WBO light heavyweight fight between champion Jürgen Brähmer and challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky. Judges will be Manfred Küchler (Germany), Fernando Laguna (Spain) and Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico). WBO supervisor is Istvan Kovacs (Hungary). Frank Garza (USA) will the third man in the ring for the WBC interim middleweight title bout between beltholder Sebastian Zbik and Emanuele Della Rosa. Judges are Herminio Cuevas Collazo (Mexico), Bela Florian (Hungary) and Eddie Pappoe (Ghana). WBC supervisor is Houcine Houichi (Tunesia).



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter: Guerrero-Nicklow

By Graham Houston

Showtime winds up an excellent year of fights on Friday with a three-fight card on ShoBox, headed by unbeaten middleweight Fernando Guerrero in a 10-rounder against an old amateur rival from Maryland, Jessie Nicklow. It seems they met five times in the amateurs, with Nicklow winning twice. Guerrero is one of those fun-to-watch fighters. A southpaw with an aggressive style, he has been meeting a tougher calibre of opposition in the past year, getting off the floor to beat Gabriel Rosado and, in his last fight, scraping through on a majority decision against the durable Ossie Duran (one round on one card from being a draw). (more…)



December 18th, 2009

UFC

Benavidez Praises Yahya

Cerrone-Ratcliff live on VERSUS Dec. 19!

i-1.cfc15 wins. 14 finishes. All submissions. Clearly Rani Yahya doesn’t conform to the played-out stereotype of a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt who forgets his grappling techniques whenever he gets punched in the face. Yahya is a special breed on the mat, which is why his next opponent, Joseph Benavidez, doesn’t hesitate to pin the “amazing” label on the super-slick fighter. . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Full report: Hasegawa-Perez

By Joe Koizumi

WBC bantam champ Hozumi Hasegawa (28-2, 12 KOs), 117.75, impressively scored his tenth defense as he exploded a vicious double left cross to Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez (18-2-1-3 NC, 12 KOs), 117, and dropped him face first prone to prompt the referee’s immediate halt at 2:38 of the fourth round on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Hasegawa, a couple of days after his twenty-ninth birthday, celebrated it with his tenth defense by his fifth stoppage in a row. Perez, 27, fought aggressively from the start, throwing big shots to the cautiously counter-punching the champ. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Early Christmas for Polish fans

Three boxing cards in three days

By Alexey Sukachev

As usual, Christmas will be celebrated on December 25th. However, for the vast majority of Polish boxing fans, their dreams, inspired by a huge tournament on Oct. 24 in Lodz with the “Polish fight of the century” between Tomasz Adamek and Andrzej Golota, will continue to come into thriving life on this coming weekend. Firstly, on Friday Dec. 18 leading Polish promotional group BullIt KnockOut Promotions, led by Andrzej Wasilewski and Piotr Werner, will arrange quite a big boxing event, billed “Wojak Boxing Night” at the very same city of Lodz (but now at MOSiR Hall) with WBC #10, WBA #14 and IBF #15 Pawel Kolodziej (23-0, 12 KOs) as its headliner. Coming off a comfortable unanimous decision over Czech veteran Roman Kracik this June, 25-year old Kolodziej will put his IBC title at stake against the grizzled American journeyman and fringe contender Rob Calloway (70-10-2, 57 KOs), who has just decided to continue his boxing career despite the chain of recent setbacks. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Haiti

Photo: Olivier Monserrat

Photo: Olivier Monserrat

By Robert Coster at the scales

Jimmy Colas 153.8 vs Junior Ramos 153.8
Nicholas Walters 124.7 vs Carlos Manuel Reyes 124.7
Ricardo Cordoba 123.8 vs Luis Felipe Murillo 123.6
Michael Oliveira 161.8 vs Eduardo Mercedes 164.2
Ramon Ayala 134.7 vs Francklin Frias 134.9
Evens Pierre 139.9 vs Leonel Segura 143.7
Azea Augustama 174.6 vs Aneudis Marte 175.9
Johny Orisme 124.7 vs Luis Hinojosa 119.7
Wilkey Campfort 153.6 vs Daniel Beato 152.1
Venue: Karibe Convention Center, Petionville, Haiti
Promoter: Jacques Deschamps
TV: Miami Boxeo
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December 18th, 2009

Scale Watch

Brähmer, Sukhotsky make weight

Photo: Eroll Popova

Photo: Eroll Popova

Jürgen Brähmer 174.8 vs Dmitry Sukhotsky 172.6
(WBO world championship light heavyweight)
Sebastian Zbik 159.3 vs Emanuele Della Rosa 158
(WBC interim world championship middleweight)
Jack Culcay 153.8 vs Jindrich Kubin 156
Alexander Alekseev 199.5 vs Daniel Ammann 197
Rachim Tschachkijew 195.3 vs Igor Pilipenko 198.8
Marcel Meyerdiercks 127.8 vs Felix Lora TBA
Igor Michalkin 176.8 vs Doudou Ngumbu 177.9
Pal Bedak 113 vs Lahcence Zemmouri 114.6
Damian Jonak 154.9 vs Nicolas Guisset TBA
Mariano Nicolas Plotinsky 174.6 vs Fernando Fernandes 176.5
Venue: Sport and Congress Center in Schwerin, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)
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December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Last Beltway card of the year

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The final card of 2009 in the Beltway area (Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia) will take place Saturday night at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. This is slated to be a pro-am show with the pro portion promoted by Baltimore Pro Boxing. The majority of the pro card will feature some of the area’s best young heavyweight talent. Undefeated Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell of Brandywine, MD will headline the show in a scheduled eight-round bout against veteran Zack Page of Warren, OH. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

“Champions League” in Zaporizhya

By Alexey Sukachev

Living up to their promise to stage no less than ten big boxing cards in 2009, K2 East Promotions, undoubtedly and overwhelmingly the most active Ukrainian boxing company, will load yet another show at Yunost’ Palace of Sports in Zaporizhya on this coming Saturday with the help of Nemiroff and an inter-media group. It will be billed “Champions League,” and a number of K2 East local diamonds will be brought into the spotlight during the evening. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing Result

Hasegawa keeps title for 10th time

By Joe Koizumi

WBC bantam champ Hozumi Hasegawa (28-2, 12 KOs), 117.75, impressively scored his tenth defense as he exploded a vicous double left cross to Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez (18-2-1-3NC, 12 KOs), 117, and dropped him face first prone to prompt the referee’s immediate halt at 2:38 of the fourth round on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Hasegawa, a couple of days after his twenty-ninth birthday, celebrated it with his tenth defense by his fifth stoppage in a row. Perez, 27, fought aggressively from the start, throwing big shots to the cautiously counterpunching champ. As the fight progressed, Hasegawa found his range and rhythm with stinging southpaw jabs and caught him with good lefts to the face. Perez, another southpaw, landed a solid left early in the second, but gradually yielded the initiative to the aggressive and more accurate champ. Hasegawa may renounce his 118-pound belt to move up to the 122-pound or 126-pound category afterwards. (More to come)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Danny Green Update

By Craig Watt

When Danny Green stopped Roy Jones Jr in the first round in Sydney on December 2nd he immediately called out Bernard Hopkins who was pencilled to take on the former eight time world champion, Jones Jr in March 2010 in a major PPV bout in the US. In the lead up to the Jones fight Green was labeled a “tomato can” by Hopkins but now it seems that he is being tempted to follow in the footsteps of Jones Jr and come to fight in Australia in mid 2010. On Friday Hopkins confirmed the fight was, “more than 50% but not quite 100%” after Green, his trainer Angelo Hyder and Garry Shaw met Golden Boy Promotions last week. Green landed back in Sydney on Friday for the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race where he is taking part for charity and seems confident the fight will happen. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

UFC

Horodecki, Njokuani Collide

Cerrone-Ratcliff live on VERSUS Dec. 19!

i.cfcThere was a time, just two years ago, when Canadian scribes were comparing Chris Horodecki to fellow countrymen Sidney Crosby, the NHL wunderkind, former league MVP, and eventual Stanley Cup champion . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC



December 18th, 2009

Boxing Result

Santa Cruz, Cherry stop foes

Big Joe Miranda

Big Joe Miranda

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Unbeaten junior featherweight Leo “El Teremoto” Santa Cruz (12-0-1, 4 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Mexican veteran Juan Jose “Pinocho” Beltran (19-16-3, 11 KOs) on Thursday night at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old Santa Cruz, from nearby Lincoln Heights, simply had too much strength, speed and power as he broke down the shorter Beltran. Referee Dr. Lou Moret waved it off at 2:17 of round three with Beltran under heavy fire.

Former world title challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (21-6-2, 13 KOs) impressively dismantled Jovann Jones (9-8, 4 KOs) in a lightweight clash. Cherry knocked down Jones in each of the three rounds contested. Referee Ray Corona waved it off at 1:14 of the third round after Cherry dropped Jones for the third time. It was Cherry’s first bout under the TKO Boxing Promotions banner and his first ring appearance since his close, hard fought twelve round decision loss to junior welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley in September 2008. Cherry is confident that he will be one of the strongest boxers in the 135lb division as he works towards another world title shot. (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Feature Story

ShoBox Final Quotes

Undefeated fan-favorite, multiple amateur titlist and rising professional star Fernando Guerrero (16-0, 13 KOs) of Salisbury, Md. – by way of the Dominican Republic – will showcase the skills that have many touting him as the future of the middleweight class when he takes on cross-town rival Jesse Nicklow (19-1-2, 7 KOs) of Baltimore in the 10-round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation Friday, Dec. 18 on SHOWTIME, LIVE at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast). (more…)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

Final push, boxing fans

Vote Tommy Z, Heavyweight, for Pro Bowl

Thanks in a large part to boxing fans’ votes, Tommy Zbikowski is among the Top 5 vote-getters for the 2010 Pro Bowl. Tommy Z is 1-0, 1 KO as a professional heavyweight. He is currently a Baltimore Raven and has started the last couple games in place of injured Ed Reed. He has been nominated for the Pro Bowl in the “Special Teams” category. This Sunday, the Ravens play Tommy Z’s hometown team, Da Bears, as they continue to battle for a playoff spot. Voting ends on Monday, to vote go to www.NFL.com/probowl/ballot and click on special teams then special teamers. Tommy trains in the boxing gym once a week on the team’s day off. He’s still got the itch!



December 18th, 2009

UFC

Toner out, Buck in

Cerrone-Ratcliff live on VERSUS Dec. 19!

WEC newcomer Courtney Buck (6-1) has been tabbed to replace the injured Tyler Toner and will face Brandon Visher at The Palms Casino this weekend. Buck, who trains out of Minnesota, is a phenomenal finisher with six consecutive wins coming by way of stoppage. Standing 5’10”, the aggressive 27-year-old looks to made an immediate statement when he takes on his Hawaiian opponent on the undercard of WEC: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff this weekend . . Click here for more



December 18th, 2009

Full Report

Rigondeaux-Addy Photo/Report

Ringside Report: Mariano A. Agmi at Ringside
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

Cuban Olympic two-time gold medalist Guillermo “The Jackal” Rigondeaux (4-0, 3 KOs) showed the poise and patience of a seasoned veteran as he pressed and outclassed the cautious Ghanaian Lante Addy (6-5, 4 KOs) over eight one-sided rounds Wednesday at BB Kings Blues Club & Grill in New York City to win an unanimous decision. (More)



December 18th, 2009

Boxing News

DKP wins IBF purse bid

Don King Productions won a purse bid to promote the fight for the vacant IBF cruiserweight championship between Steve Cunningham and Matt Godfrey. DKP bid $65,200 to beat out Main Events’ bid of $53,200. The fight must take place within 90 days.



December 17th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Hinckley, MN

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Fernando Guerrero 162 vs Jessie Nicklow 160.5
Lanard Lane 144.5 vs Said El Harrak 144
Shawn Porter 145 vs Jamar Patterson 152
Venue: Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
Click here for more photos…



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

LIVE NOW: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Tim Bradley and James Carney

Through The Ropes – the #1 boxing news radio show that is hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld – airs LIVE coast to coast each Thursday evening from 9pm thru 10pm ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show is also available on the American Forces Network and Sportsbyline.com. Plus Fightnews.com readers can listen LIVE by CLICKING HERE between 9 pm to 10 pm ET this Thursday. Call-in or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net.



December 17th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Tijuana, MX

The scales have been tipped in Tijuana, MX, for the final bout of Mexico’s version of “The Contender” named “Campeon Azteca (Aztec Champion)” presented by Zanfer Promotions in association with Azteca Mexico. The final telecast will be broadcast tomorrow night from the Municipal Auditorium on Azteca Mexico. Doors open at 6pm with the first punch thrown at 6:30pm.
Miguel Beltran 126 vs Miguel Roman 126
Reyes Sanchez 134 vs Ricardo Dominguez 136
Reyes Velazquez 137 vs Francisco Rios 141
Victor Garcia 140 vs Jose Maria Valdez 136
*Four more bouts are scheduled with one participant of each contest weighing in tomorrow morning.



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Valero returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Spectacular WBC lightweight world champion Edwin Valero (25-0, 25 KOs) is set in his homeland for the first time in nearly four years when he takes on Héctor Velázquez (51-13-2, 35 KOs) at the Polideportivo Jose Maria Vargas in La Guaira, Caracas, Venezuela. It will be Valero’s first defense of the WBC belt. There will also be two twelve-rounders in the super bantamweight division as Alexander Espinoza (9-2, 8 KOs) faces little known Breilor Terán for the Fecarbox belt and Oscar Chacín (13-9, 11 KOs) meets Franklin Valera (17-4, 9 KOs) for a Latino belt.



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Mora, Campbell

Golden Boy Promotions

Golden Boy Promotions

Golden Boy Promotions has added two former world champions to their roster. Middleweight Sergio Mora (21-1-1, 5 KOs) and 140-pounder Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell (33-5-1, 25 KOs) both signed promotional contracts today at Golden Boy headquarters in Los Angeles. Opponents, dates and locations for their next bouts will be announced shortly.



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik-Espino Notes

The Honorable Governor of Ohio, Ted Strickland, will officiate the weigh-in of world middeweight champion Kelly Pavlik of Youngstown, Ohio and challenger Miguel Espino of Los Angeles at Youngstown State University on Friday, Dec. 18. The Governor plans to report to the Beeghly Center at Youngstown State and will be on raised stage when Pavlik and Espino get set to weigh at 1 pm local time. Pavlik will defend his world title against Espino at Youngstown State on Saturday night.



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

“Ring Stars” postponed to Feb. 6

By Alexey Sukachev

The proposed show, billed as the “Ring Stars” and promoted by Yuri Fedorov Sports Lab, was unexpectedly postponed tonight from its original date (Dec. 19) to the new one (Feb. 6), after its biggest name and major attraction Timur Ibragimov (26-2-1, 14 KOs) suffered a bad injury on his left hand during his last sparring session. The Uzbek fighter was earlier scheduled to face Tanzanian Awadh Tamim (11-1, 6 KOs) for a vacant WBA international heavyweight belt. The rest of the boxing card is unchanged, including Magomed Abdusalamov (6-0, 6 KOs) and Sasha Bakhtin (23-0, 10 KOs), but it’ll occur no earlier than the start of February. All possible witnesses, who had already bought tickets for this event in various agencies, are welcome to visit the new tournament without additional commission.



December 17th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mormeck defeats Maddalone

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

Photo: Mary Ann Owen

By Alexey Sukachev

Former cruiserweight king Jean-Marc Mormeck (34-4, 22 KOs) followed in the footsteps of his successor David Haye and another notable champion Tomasz Adamek by making a successful debut in boxing’s glamour division. Moments ago in Paris, Mormeck outpointed American journeyman Vinny Maddalone (32-6, 23 KOs) over eight hard-fought rounds in his first contest in two years since losing to Haye. Mormeck was more aggressive of two in the first three rounds, often slugging with bigger and stronger Maddalone. After round four, the ex-WBA and WBC titlist utilized his footwork to avoid the slow attack by the American, though the latter had some success in the middle of the bout. However, Mormeck was just too elusive and too fast in the end for Maddalone to get himself untracked. Scores were 77- 75, 79-75, 79-73. For more results and photos click here…



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Chavez in Obregon

Photo: Emilio Nieto/Promociones Zanfer

Photo: Emilio Nieto/Promociones Zanfer

Former world champion Jesus “Matador” Chavez arrived today in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico for his fight against current WBC super featherweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto this Saturday night in the CUM arena where local hero Alex Valdez will challenge Nehomar Cermeno for the WBA interim bantamweight crown. “I have not fought in Mexico in nearly nine years and I’m looking forward to this fight because it’s so close to my home state of Chihuahua and friends and family will have a chance to see me fight live,” said Chavez. For more details and photos click here…



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Shots from Youngstown

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

World middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik talks with reporters during interviews Thursday for his upcoming world middleweight championship against WBC No. 3-rated middleweight contender Miguel Espino Saturday, December 19 at Beeghly Center at Youngstown State University. This event is produced and distributed live on pay-per-view by Top Rank. Click here for more photos…



December 17th, 2009

Boxing News

George, Popoca headline 1/29

Advance tickets are now on sale for 8 Count Productions’s January 29th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion featuring Donovan “DA BOMB” George (18-0-1, 16 KOs) and Ivan Popoca (12-0-1, 8 KOs) in the headline bouts. “Chicago fight fans have really shown a passion for both guys and were very proud to have them on the same card,” said promoter Dominic Pesoli. Opponents will be named. Advance tickets start at $31 are available through Ticketmaster, the UIC Pavilion Box Office or by calling 312-226-5800.



December 17th, 2009




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