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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

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Full Report

Broadway Boxing Photo Report

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

Journeyman Leo “Aztec Boy” Martinez (15-12, 7 KOs) shocked a packed house at BB King’s Blues Club & Grill in Times Square on Wednesday night, battering undefeated junior welterweight Joelo Torres (11-1, 7 KOs) for seven and a half rounds before knocking out the Puerto Rican prospect at 1:23 of the eighth and final round. (More)



April 3rd, 2010



Full Report

Report/gallery: Lara-Perez

Ringside report and photos by Chris Cozzone

Cuban refugee and former amateur star Erislandy Lara might’ve shown the world he’s got the goods to crack into contention at junior middleweight, with his safe-but-sound, one-sided win over Danny Perez, last night at the Hard Rock’s The Joint in Las Vegas, but, in doing so, he lulled a shallow crowd into a deep sleep.

The anticlimactic main event topped off a dramatic co-main and knockdown-punctuated undercard on a Golden Boy Promotions show televised on ShoBox . . . Click here for more



April 3rd, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Bogere-Tucker

Ringside report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

TKO Boxing brought professional boxing to the Rio Casino in Las Vegas to showcase some of boxing’s new blood courtesy of their “Hometown Heroes” series.

The evening featured a mixed bag of finishes headlined by Sharif “The Lion Warrior” Bogere defeating Martin Tucker by 1st round TKO when Tucker claimed he couldn’t see after a clash of heads left a nasty gash over his right eye and retired on the stool . . . Click here for more



April 3rd, 2010

Scale Watch

Jones-Hopkins weigh-in

Check out all the shots by Chris Cozzone from yesterday’s weigh-in for “The Rivals: Jones vs. Hopkins II” at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Roy Jones, Jr. and Bernard Hopkins weigh in; plus Rocky Juarez vs. Jason Litzau, Sergio Mora vs. Calvin Green and Ismayl Sillakh vs. Daniel Judah. Click here to see slideshow



April 3rd, 2010

Scale Watch

Ikeke, Marks make weight

Brian Halquist Productions

Super middleweight Kingsley Ikeke (right) defends his NABA title against Zane Marks (left) tonight at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. Ikeke, who weighed 167 pounds, is currently ranked #10 by the WBA. Marks scaled in at 166.5. Also pictured is promoter Brian Halquist.



April 3rd, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Norfolk, VA

Chris Perry

By Chris Perry

The official weigh-in for the International Championship Boxing Knockout Series April 3 event at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia was held on Friday at Knuckleheads Roadhouse in Virginia Beach. NABA lightweight champion Dorin Spivey weighed in first at 137 pounds, two pounds over the weight limit. After an hour, he weighed-in at 136 1/2 pounds. It was then determined Spivey may weigh-in again Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. His opponent Tyrell Samuel weighed 130 1/2 on the first try. In the photo above, promoter Jack Fulton, Dorin Spivey, members of Spivey’s team and members of Tyrell Samuel’s team huddle around the scale for Spivey’s second weigh-in attempt.
Other weights:
Ran Nakash 204 vs Richard Stewart 199 1/2
Bobby Jordan Jr. 176 vs Marcus Donald Hall 174
Elad Schmuel 147 vs Edward Anderson 145
Stephan Alexander 130 1/2 vs Javier Dennis NA
Frankie Filipone 167 vs Larry Brothers 166
Mikaela Lauren 150 vs Jasmin Davis NA
Ivan Ziglar 156 vs Jayson Wahr 153
Promoter: International Championship Boxing
Venue: Norfolk Scope Arena
Doors: 7:30 p.m, First bout: 8:30 p.m.



April 3rd, 2010

Boxing Result

Bogere stops Tucker

Mary Ann Owen

By Andreas Hale at ringside

Undefeated lightweight Sharif Bogere (15-0, 9 KOs) defeated Martin Tucker (7-6, 3 KOs) via TKO when Tucker quit on the stool at the end of the 1st round after a clash of heads on Friday night at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas. The headclash caused a nasty cut over Tucker’s right eye. The doctor said he could continue in between rounds but Tucker claimed he couldn’t see. Therefore, rather than a no contest, the fight is ruled a TKO due to Tucker quitting on the stool.



April 3rd, 2010

Boxing Result

Lara wins, Velasquez destroys

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Chris Cozzone at ringside

Undefeated Cuban junior middleweight rising star Erislandy Lara (11-0, 6 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over veteran Danny Perez (34-6, 17 KOs) on Friday night at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Lara dominated the fight from the opening bell, but seemed content to outbox the slower Perez over the full distance rather than up his aggression to try for a memorable KO. Scores were 99-91 on all cards.
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Featherweight standout Carlos Velasquez (12-0, 10 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth round knockout over game late replacement Ira Terry (24-3, 14 KOs). Velasquez rocked Terry in round three and finished him with a huge right on round four. Terry was counted out by referee Jay Nady at the :20 mark.



April 3rd, 2010

Boxing Result

Quick Results from Brooklyn

By Matt Richardson at ringside

From the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY:

Light Heavyweights: Ronson Frank (15-0, 7 KO’s) W Technical Decision 5 (fight stopped due to headbutt injury) Alexander Mancera (7-4, 5 KO’s); Featherweights (Female): Alicia Ashley (15-9-1, 1 KO) W U 6 Jaclyn Trivilino (3-2-1, 1 KO); Light Heavyweights: Joe Smith (4-0, 4 KO’s) TKO 1 (Time: 0:18) Christopher Dammones (1-1, 1 KO); Heavyweights: Adam Kownacki (2-0, 1 KO) TKO 2 (Time: 0:53) Tyyab Beale (2-3, 1 KO); Middleweights: Thomas Baldwin (1-0) W U 4 Emmanuel Brujan (1-2, 1 KO); Cruiserweights: Owen Radway (1-0, 1 KO) TKO 3 (Time: 1:18) Angel Gonzalez (0-2)….full report to follow.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing Result

Off-TV bouts in Vegas

'Mookie' upsets Sanchez

Ringside by Chris Cozzone

Non-televised results from the Hard Rock Hotel’s The Joint in Las Vegas: In a stunning upset, previously unbeaten Puerto Rican welter Hector Sanchez (18-1, 9 KOs) was TKO’d in round five by gutsy  Cleotis “Mookie” Pendarvis (11-2-1, 4 KOs), of Los Angeles. Pendarvis weathered two early knockdowns and was way ahead on the cards when, in round five, he landed a right hand that floored Sanchez, who tried to make count. Referee Russ Mora stopped the bout at 2:29 when it was apparent that Sanchez was in no shape to continue.

In other results: In a four-round jr. feather bout, Toddy Junior (2-0) of Las Vegas, edged Luis Martinez (1-3-1) of Los Angeles with a majority decision win, scores of 39-37 twice and 38-38. 2008 Olympic heavyweight Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (9-0, 9 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., made short work of Tyson Cobb (7-2, 6 KOs) of Amarillo, Tex., knocking him out in just 33 seconds. In a six-round lightweight bout, Mike Perez (7-0-1, 3 KOs), of Newark, N.J., battered gutsy Sergi Ganjelashvili (4-5-1) of Key West, Fla., for a unanimous decision with scores of 60-54 twice and 59-55.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing Result

Rodriguez Defeats Arnaoutis

Ringside by Scott Ploof
Photo By Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

In an action packed ESPN2 Friday Night Fights main event for the USBA welterweight title, Danbury, CT’s Delvin Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14 KOs) retained his belt as he won a twelve round unanimous decision over a game “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-5-2, 10 KO’s). Scores of the bout in favor of Rodriguez read 117-110, 119-108, and 118-109. Rodriguez worked off his jab the entire night to setup the hook and right hand. Arnaoutis showed his durability and tenacity throughout as he landed some nice counters in the losing effort. The six bout fight card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
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154 pound Providence, RI prospect Demetrius Andrade (10-0, 7 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over an outclassed Geoffrey Spruiell (8-9, 2 KOs). All three judges scored the fight a perfect shutout for Andrade 60-54. Andrade used his jab as the key to victory over his opponent as he used that punch to open up other opportunities during the fight. Andrade had Spruiell in trouble at the end of the fifth round as well as other times during the fight but was unable to put him away in the end.
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New York’s “Mean” Joe Greene (22-0, 14 KOs) kept his perfect record intact as he scored an eight round unanimous decision victory over Chris Gray (12-12, 1 KO). Scores of the bout were 79-73, 78-74, and 77-75 all in favor of Greene. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Hopkins, Jones weigh in

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Andreas Hale at the scales

From the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s PPV-televised “The Rivals: Hopkins vs. Jones II” showdown promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Bernard Hopkins 175 vs. Roy Jones 175
Rocky Juarez 129 vs. Jason Litzau 130
Sergio Mora 161 vs. Calvin Green 161
Ismayl Sillakh 175 vs. Daniel Judah 175

Buddy McGirt Jr. 169 vs. John Mackey 166
Frankie Gomez 140 vs. Clavonne Howard 134
Yaundale Evans 130 vs. Juan Baltierrez 134
Craig McEwan 159 vs. Kris Andrews 157.5
Ray Narh 139 vs. Angel Hernandez 144.5



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Corpus Christi

Rafael Soto, Top Rank/Zanfer

Tomas Villa 126 vs. Miguel Angel Garcia 126
(USBA featherweight title)
Lenin Arroyo 144 vs. Mike Alvarado 143.5
John Molina 116 vs. Raul Martinez 116
Orphius Waite 155.25 vs. Omar Henry 155
Gil Garcia 126 vs. Jerry Belmontes 126.25
Gabriel Holguin 173.5 vs. Alfonso Lopez 174
Esteban Almarez 142.25 vs. Juan Jose Fuentes 143.75
Eddie Ramirez 129.5 vs. Arthur Trevino 129.5
Venue: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: FSE/FSN
Click here for more photos…



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Haye-Ruiz weigh-in video



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing Result

Results from Irvine, CA

Biggest "Battle In The Ballroom" crowd ever

Before an all time “Battle In The Ballroom” crowd of 1,456 fans, heavyweight Scott Alexander stayed undefeated, but he added a draw to this 5-0 record in a hard fought war with 4-1 Marcus Dickerson on Thursday night at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA. Alexander did little in the fourth and final round and lost the round on all three scorecards which cost him the win. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

Derek Ennis 157.5 vs. Jose Gonzlaez 155

Farah Ennis 169 vs. Frankie Santos 173

Clenete Bethea 139.5 vs. Jason Sia 139

John Bolden 237.5 vs. Bryant Jennings 221

Luis Esquilin 126 vs. Jose Ortiz 129

Duane King 154 vs. Kamel Al-Olabi 159
Venue: The Legendary Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions LLC



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Beltway weights

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Vinroy July 198.5 vs. Fred McClinton 192.5
Lenwood Dozier 142 vs. Julius Edmonds 142.5
Nick Kisner 201 vs. Octavius Davis 236.5
Robert McConnell 197 vs. Daniel Kooji 195.5
Dwayne McRae 254 vs. Corey Winfield 301
Hugh Hinds 133 vs. Tyrone Wright 127
(Originally supposed to be a rematch, now will be an exhibition because of the weight difference)
Venue: Michael’s Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland

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Henry Buchanan 166 vs. Julius Fogle 167
Seth Mitchell 243 vs. Ryan Thompson 263
Tony Jeter 167 vs. Vincent Robbins 162
Alexander Johnson 177 vs. William Gill 174
Horace Grant 258 vs. Jonathan Felton 218
Molly McConnell 147 vs. Adelita Irizarry 147
Venue: Washington Convention Center, Washington DC



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Robert Guerrero to return

Former three-time and two-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will host a press conference on Saturday to announce his fight against Roberto Arrieta which will air on TeleFutura’s returning boxing series “Sólo Boxeo Tecate” on April 30 at Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada

David Lemieux 164.1 vs. Walid Smichet 163.7
(Canadian super middleweight title)
Kevin Bizier 146.1 vs. Wilfredo Negron 146.4
Victor Lupo 149.1 vs. Antonio Soriano 149.2
Samuel Vargas 149.6 vs. Jose Leonardo Corona 146.7
Francis Lafreniere 162.1 vs. Patrick Tessier 164.1
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)
Location: Casino de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Fight Camp 360° Returns

Episode 5 Premieres Wednesday, April 7

On Monday, SHOWTIME Sports launched a new, public access web page dedicated to the Fight Camp 360° series. To view complete episodes 1 through 4, plus the episode 5 trailer, please visit: http://sports.sho.com/fight-camp-360.html
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The latest installment of the universally lauded reality series from SHOWTIME Sports® — FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic — returns to SHOWTIME® with Episode 5, premiering Wednesday, April 7, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This new 30-minute installment includes all the drama from Detroit, where Andre Dirrell’s surprising upset victory via Arthur Abraham disqualification turned the Super Six World Boxing Classic on its head. Go behind the scenes during intense fight week controversy between the promoters, into the locker room before the bout, into the ring (where no less than seven Fight Camp 360° cameras captured never-before-seen footage) and to the hospital as Dirrell recovers from the DQ blow. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Sergio Martinez roadwork

Ricardo Conde

By Ricardo Conde

With only two weeks away from his world middleweight championship fight against Kelly Pavlik, WBC junior middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez continues his preparations. Martinez (44-2-2, 24 KOs) will be challenging WBC/WBO middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (36-1, 32 KOs) on Saturday, April 17th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ which will be shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing and is being promoted by Top Rank in association with DiBella Entertainment. Tickets are priced at $350, $200, $100 and $50 and are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-736-1420. Click here for more photos…



April 2nd, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Sakio Bika will clash with Jesse Brinkley before June 16th for the IBF #1 position, and if he wins will eventually fight for the IBF super middleweight championship against Lucian Bute. Bika talks to Fightnews and tells of his respect for Brinkley’s ability, but says he is confident he will defeat the American and then challenge Bute in a rematch that he is also confident of winning (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Announcement

Garcia takes on Said

The first Sky Ute Casino card of the year is set to go in Ignacio, Colo., tomorrow night. In the main event, Four Corners’ champion Elco “The Animal” Garcia (22-7, 11 KOs) will take on Mohammad Said (33-8-1, 24 KOs), of Sao Paulo, Brazil in a ten-round middleweight bout. Said is on an eight-bout win streak since 2008.  In the co-main, Bloomfield, NM light heavyweight Victor Filerio (2-0, 1 KO) takes on Mike Montoya (2-1, 2 KOs), of Colorado Springs, Colo.  Also on the lineup: Brittany Cruz (6-2-1) goes four with Albuquerque Jessica Sanchez (1-1-2); New Mexico heavyweight Reginald Jackson (1-1) goes four with debuter Lawrence Ashurst; local jr. middleweight Servando Lopez (1-0) takes on Jamal Hodges (1-7-1) in a four-rounder; and, in a four-round bantam bout, New Mexico’s Aaron Fernandez (0-2) takes on Las Vegas’ David Springer (2-1-3). For tickets, call 888.842.4180.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Tapia back in jail

Former five time world champ Johnny Tapia is back in jail for failing a urine test. KOB TV in Albuquerque, N.M. broke the story this morning, reporting that Tapia returned to jail yesterday after his urine tested positive for cocaine. The urine test was part of his conditions for an early release in January into a community custody program rather than fulfill the length of a sentence for a probation violation.



April 2nd, 2010

Scale Watch

Haye 222, Ruiz 231

Al Stevenson

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and challenger John Ruiz took to the scales this afternoon ahead of their title showdown in Manchester, England tomorrow night. Champion Haye looked in magnificent shape and tipped the beam at 222lbs (15 stone 12lbs) while Ruiz, who refused to take his t-shirt off, weighed 231 lbs (16 stone 7 lbs). The fight is being broadcast live in the UK on Sky Box Office.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Q&A: Danny Green

Green Machine

By Craig Watt

IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green (28-3, 25KO’s) is in the final stages of his training camp in Sydney for his upcoming title defence on April 14th. He takes on Manny Siaca (22-6, 19KO’s) from Puerto Rico in a bout that is sold out at the Challenge Stadium in Green’s hometown of Perth, Western Australia. This is a “homecoming” fight for the popular Australian who is a three weight world champion having previously won the WBA light-heavyweight and interim WBC 168 pound titles. The 5,500 capacity crowd was sold out in just two hours in his hometown city when tickets went on sale last month.

The 37 year old “Green Machine” comes off his most impressive win to date when he stopped future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Junior in 122 seconds in December which shocked the boxing world. After possible fights against Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver fell through he turned his attention to a lucrative potential rematch with two time WBA super-middleweight champion Anthony Mundine. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Sylvester-Karmazin in Germany

IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester (33-3, 16 KOs) will return to the ring on June 5 when he takes on mandatory challenger Roman Karmazin (40-3, 26 KOs) in Germany. While Sylvester comes off an 10th-round TKO victory over Billy Lyell, Karmazin knocked out Dionisio Miranda to earn the right to challenge Sylvester. Bash Boxing had won the purse bid for the clash. “Roman Karmazin and I are extremely grateful for the support of our friends and colleagues at RusLoto in St. Petersburg, Russia,” commented Bash Boxing President Steven Bash. “In light of some timing obstacles surrounding a summer promotion in Russia, we look forward to working together with Sauerland Event in co-promoting this historic fight and making it available to boxing fans in Russia and all around the world. Roman Karmazin, a true road warrior in every sense of the word, is eager to come back to Germany and become the first Russian boxer in history to win a world title in two different weight classes.” (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Feature Story

SHOWTIME Super Six Summit

Movers & Shakers Meet in Times Square

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Showtime Sports General Manager Ken Hershman invited the media to the Renaissance New York Times Hotel on Tuesday for a round-table discussion about the “Super Six World Boxing Classic” tournament his network is delivering as well as the general state of boxing. In addition to Hershman, panelists included tournament promoters Lou DiBella, Dan Goossen, Mick Hennessy, Kalle Sauerland, Chris Meyer and Gary Shaw.

The revolutionary tournament pits six of the best super middleweights in the world against one another, with three boxers from the US and three from Europe participating. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Feature Story

Lara faces test tonight

Tonight at 11PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME

“I really feel like every fight is a stepping stone to winning a world title. Hopefully, I’ll win my first world title in 2010,” said confident undefeated Cuban junior middleweight rising star Erislandy Lara (10-0, 6 KOs), who faces dangerous veteran Danny Perez (34-6, 17 KOs) tonight in the ten round main event on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. “I just want to prove myself,” Lara continued. “Tonight is just the beginning. This is just the start of my great career.” The 33-year-old former world title challenger Perez stated “Training has been perfect. My weight is where it’s supposed to be. Fighting on SHOWTIME is perfect for me. I have a lot of respect for my opponent, but once we get in the ring it’s a different ballgame. I trained hard so when we get in there I’ll go at it.” (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Feature Story

Quezada seeks 19th straight win

Laura De la Torre

WBC CABOFE beltholder and current WBC #8 heavyweight contender Manny “El Toro” Quezada (29-4-1, 18 KOs) is making final preparations for his first fight of 2010 against veteran Jason Gavern (18-7-3, 8 KOs). The April 8th card will be the first of four scheduled shows at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California this year presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions. The 32-year old Quezada, who hails from nearby Wasco, California, will be making his 18th appearance at his “Home Away From Home” at Tachi. He will be seeking his 19th consecutive victory. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Heavyweights invade Bay St. Louis

On April 24, Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi will host one of biggest heavyweight fights the Gulf Coast has seen in nearly a decade when crowd pleaser “Big Fred” Kassi (15-1, 8 KOs) returns for a ten round bout with veteran Leo Nolan (27-2, 10 KOs). “The Kassi-Nolan fight will be the biggest fight held on the Gulf Coast since the Etienne vs. Botha fight that was held in the New Orleans Arena and televised on Showtime on July 22, 2002,” said promoter Les Bonano. “This will be a real test for Kassi, and his performance could lead him to being rated and open some big doors for him in the boxing world.” In the co-feature, light heavyweight Anthony Doughty (7-1) will battle it out with undefeated Justin Verdin (9-0) in a six-rounder. “I was surprised that Doughty accepted this match,” said Bonano. “Most fighters typically attempt to build and improve their record and do not necessarily move up to challenge an unbeaten fighter until they make a large payday. In this case, he is willing to step up to the challenge without the bigger payday.” Tickets are $20, $50 and $100. Call 1-800-229-2683. Must be at least 21 to attend.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

New Blood in Tijuana

By Felipe Leon

Baja Boxing

Visibly excited and nervous, Antonio Lozada Jr, David De La Mora and Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo, the three main players of the “Sangre Nueva (New Blood)” fight card being held on Saturday, April 10th in Tijuana, MX, all agreed that they will not waste the opportunity afforded to them by newly minted promotional company, Baja Boxing. The three undefeated fighters were part of the first press conference hosted by Baja Boxing to announce the multiple bout fight card in which each one of them will be on their quest to capture their respective division’s WBC Fecarbox title. The three title fights will be televised by Televisa in all of Mexico. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Salcido-Sanchez added May 14

Junior lightweight Dominic Salcido (17-2, 9 KOs) will look to rebound from two recent defeats when he takes on unbeaten Guillermo Sanchez (11-0, 5 KOs) in the co-featured bout on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast May 14th at Buffalo Bill’s Casino & Resort in Primm, Nevada. As previously reported, former two-time lightweight champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz moves up to junior welterweight to face former title challenger Hermann Ngoudjo in the main event. Tickets are $10 and $50. The venue is located 25 minutes south of Las Vegas on Interstate 15 at the Southern Nevada/California state line.



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

WBC honors Jeff Harding

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jeff “Hit Man” Harding (23-2, 17 KOs) of Australia will be honored by the WBC at the Grange Gym Fox televised promotion featuring world-rated super middleweight Jamie Pittman (19-1, 8 KOs) vs Joseph Kwadio (13-1, 9 KOs) of Ghana over twelve rounds at the Le Montage Reception Center in Lilyfield, NSW, Australia on April 8th. Harding was recently inducted into the WBC Hall of Fame. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010

Boxing News

Pryor tops card in Green Bay

Boxing returns to Green Bay, Wisconsin on April 9th as the Oneida Casino along with John Petitjean’s Championship Productions presents a super middleweight battle between Milwaukee veteran Kendall Gould (12-14-1, 6 KOs) and Aaron Pryor, Jr. (12-2, 9 KOs) scheduled for eight rounds. Pryor, the son of former world champion and Hall of Fame junior welterweight Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, has been training in Newark, New Jersey with his father who will be attending the fights. Pryor is co-managed by another Hall of Famer in trainer Emanuel Steward. (more…)



April 2nd, 2010




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