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Carl Froch is backing Jason Booth to give Nottingham another world champion next month. Booth (35-5) challenges for the Canadian’s (32-1) IBF belt at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on September 11th. Froch who lost his WBC crown to Mikkel Kessler in April is currently preparing for an October showdown against Arthur Abraham. ‘The Cobra’ reckons he and recovering alcoholic Booth will score a big East Midlands double. Froch said: “I have known Jason since we were kids fighting as amateurs. His story is one you couldn’t make up and to see him back, doing himself and Nottingham proud is fantastic.” (more…)
In a good lightweight matchup, Claudionei Lacerda (13-1, 9 KOs) scored an upset tenth round KO over WBO #13 rated hometown favorite Fernando Ferreira da Silva (27-3-1, 23 KOs) on Tuesday night, seizing da Silva’s WBO interim Latino belt in the process at the Conjunto Desportivo Baby Barioni in São Paulo, Brazil. The end came at the 1:12 mark.
In the co-feature, super featherweight Josenilson dos Santos (16-1, 11 KOs) won a split decision over Jeremias Ezequiel Castillo (15-4-1, 7 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-75 for dos Santos and 77-75 for Castillo.
This Thursday night, unbeaten light welterweight Antonio Orozco (7-0, 5KOs) faces his first true trial in his young career when he faces the much more experienced Humberto Tapia (15-14-1, 8KOs) of Tijuana, MX. The six round bout will be the semi-main event for the Nokia Live fight card presented by Golden Boy Promotions and it will also mark the first time Orozco fights under the Espinoza Boxing Club banner.
“Camp has been great and this week we winded it down working on timing and reflexes,” Orozco of San Diego, CA, by way of Tecate, MX, stated after a workout. “We are ready and staying focused.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The possibility exists that Venezuelan Olympian Alfonso Blanco could be signed by Golden Boy Promotions. Sources indicate that Blanco has had conversations with GBP and travelled from Venezuela to the United States on Monday. Blanco, honored as Venezuelan boxer of the year 2009 by the Venezuelan Confederacy of Boxing, was a silver medalist in the 2007 amateur world championships.
See The Entire Countdown To UFC® 118 On UFC.com: Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar prepares for his rematch with BJ Penn, and Randy Couture and James Toney continue their collision course to Boston.
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By Marc Lichtenfeld at ringside
WBA #12 rated heavyweight Timur Ibragimov (29-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over previously unbeaten former two-time Olympian Gurcharan Singh (20-1, 11 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In the co-feature, unbeaten welterweight Brad “The King” Solomon (13-0, 4 KOs) stopped veteran Wilfredo “Papin” Negron (26-15-1, 19 KOs) in round six for the WBA International and WBC Latino welterweight titles. Click here for full report…
Photo by Promociones Miguel Cotto
Promociones Miguel Cotto in association with H2 Entertainment announced “Boxeo Boricua In Las Piedras” today at the Juan R. Viera Coliseum. In the Main Event the new Puerto Rican fan favorite and undefeated junior lightweight prospect Luis “El Artesano” Cruz (15-0, 12 KOs) will clash with Colombian warrior Hevinson Herrera (14-5-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant junior lightweight WBO Latin title in a 10 round bout. “I’m really happy to fight in front of my home town fans. I’m excited and can’t wait to be in the ring this Saturday. I’ve been training really hard for this fight. This is my time,” Luis Cruz said. For more details and photos click here…
By Oliver Duetschler
Unbeaten lightweights collide Hungarian WBC Youth lightweight champion Gabor Veto (18-0, 14 KOs) will meet undefeated German Philipp Schuster (14-0-1, 9 KOs) on the Klitschko/Peter-undercard in Commerzbank Arena in front of more than 50,000 spectators in Frankfurt on September 11th. Veto’s trainer is Italian former contender Giuseppe “The End” Lauri, who won a varirety of regional championships while amassing a record of 50-7, 29 KOs. Lauri, who now lives in Bekescsaba in the Eastern part of Hungary. Lauri is a very good friend of Veto and the former Italian national champion will travel to Veto’s Swiss hometown of Berne and help Veto prepare for the most important fight in his career. (more…)
8 Count Productions has announced that their September 17th at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago will feature WBA #10 middleweight Andy Lee (22-1, 16 KOs) against local favorite Michael Walker (19-4-2, 12 KOs) in a ten-rounder. The co-main event will feature junior middleweight Luciano “EL Michoacano” Perez (17-10-1, 15 KOs) taking on undefeated Russian newcomer Anton “The Pick Hammer” Novikov (16-0, 6 KOs) in a scheduled eight round tilt. In a special attraction six round bout, undefeated welterweight prospects Aslanbek Kozaev (11-0, 4 KOs) and Marcus Thompkins (5-0-1, 2 KOs) collide. Tickets start at $31. Call 312-226-5800.
“We contacted representatives of just about everyone among the top 20 junior welterweights in the US and abroad and offered them a fight with Zab” Promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events said. “They all turned us down. Michael Clark, on the other hand, called up and asked for the fight. You’ve got to admire and reward that kind of passion and confidence. Michael Clark is certain that he can beat Zab Judah and he wants to come to Newark and prove it.”
Former undisputed welterweight and junior welterweight champion Zab “Super” Judah (39-6, 27 KO’s) takes on Michael “Cold Blood” Clark (40-5-1, 18 KO’s) on October 2 at Newark’s Prudential Center Arena. (more…)
Story by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Much has been made of “The Prodigy” BJ Penn’s storied MMA career. At 13-6, Penn has won titles in two weight classes and soundly defeated some of the sport’s best fighter.
However, when Penn dropped a decision to current light weight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (12-1) at UFC 112, he Hilo, Hawaii fighter received another career wake up call. . . . Click here for more
Former world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (22-1-1, 16 KOs) of Mexico will meet Daniel Jimenez (19-3-1, 11 KOs) of Puerto Rico in a scheduled twelve round IBO super featherweight world title bout. The bout will be the co-feature of a Mexican Independence Day card at the Hilton in Las Vegas September 15. The main event will feature former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs), of Mexico taking on Australian Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs) for the IBO featherweight title. Roy Englebrecht and Promociones del Pueblo will promote the event.
Video: Joel A. Colón
Giovani Segura works out with trainer Javier Capetillo at the Cheo Aponte Gym.
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm today sparred ten rounds against three different sparring partners (tough super middleweight Lolenga Mock is pictured above) in his gym in Cologne, Germany,. The 31-years old Sturm is in his final week of sparring for his September 4 clash against hard-hitting challenger Giovanni Lorenzo in the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Sturm looked sharp and quick in today’s session. “I’m in great shape”, he said. “My camp went great and I’m ready to defend my title next week. My fans are in for a real treat.” Sturm’s first bout in 14 months is only 11 days away.
Giovanni Segura’s controversial trainer Javier Capetillo has been denied a trainer’s license by the Puerto Rican Boxing Commission, according to Primera Hora. This means Capetillo cannot be in Segura’s dressing room or corner when he faces Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon in Saturday’s big 108lb unification clash in Puerto Rico. Capetillo, the central figure in the Antonio Margarito handwrapping scandal, is suspended by the State of California, but has been licensed in Mexico. (Big thank you to Sergio)
By Rick Scharmberg
Russell “Spiderman” Jordan (15-7, 10 KOs), of Rochester, NY will face Jose Angel Rodriguez (15-2-1, 2 KOs), of New York, NY in a twelve round bout for the vacant IBF North American middleweight belt this Friday night at the Rollins Center inside Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. The all-southpaw main event came about after original opponents Ahmad Kaddour and Terrance Cauthen fell out. “What we have are two warriors who will be looking to slug it out,” said matchmaker Nick Tiberi. “Both guys come to fight and both are worthy of this title shot.” This is the second straight event where the venue successfully promoted its own fight card. The eleven-bout card sold out several weeks ago. (more…)
These days, “The Natural” Randy Couture (18-10) is all about interesting fights.
If you disagree, feel free to check the resume. At 47, Couture is a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion. He’s been in the cage with the best. He’s beaten the best and he’s been beaten by the best. He’s a UFC hall of famer, joining the likes of Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock and Dan Severn in mixed martial arts history. When you’ve accomplished as much as Couture has, it only makes sense to take fights that are going to add to an already memorable career. . . . Click here for more
USA boxing fans will finally get a chance to see unbeaten 6’7 heavyweight Tyson Fury (11-0, 9 KOs) on September 10 as ShoBox: The New Generation will travel to the famous York Hall in London, England in their ongoing quest to bring SHOWTIME subscribers the best young boxing prospects in action. Fury’s opponent is yet to be named and the bout is scheduled for ten. In the TV opener, jr welterweight John O’Donnell (23-1, 11 KOs) takes on Olympic Bronze medalist Terrence Cauthen (35-6, 9 KOs) over 12 rounds. Tickets for the Hennessy Sports promoted show are £35 for unreserved seats and £60 for ringside.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former world heavyweight challenger Kali “Checkmate” Meehan (35-4, 29 KOs) will return to the ring on September 2 at the La Montage Reception Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia when he will punch it out over twelve rounds with well credentialed American-based Evans “The Sandman” Quinn (18-4-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds with the IBF Pan Pacific title up for grabs. Meehan is coming off a points loss to former world heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev in Germany in a May WBA eliminator. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBO World Featherweight Champion “Action” Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs) will clash with former WBO bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7,39KO’s) on September 15 at the Hilton Hotel in Las Vegas, in Asiku’s American debut. “Gonzalez will be my stepping stone to the big names in the featherweight division,” said Asiku. “When the experts and the American boxing fans see me KO Jhonny Gonzalez they will want to see me take on Gamboa, Rojas and Lopez. I bring an exciting attacking style to the ring and I can beat all of them. Watch me on September 15th and see me destroy Gonzalez… Jackson Asiku is coming.” (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk
Tomasz Adamek’s trainer Roger Bloodworth talks with Fightnews about some of the hot topics involving his fighter following the former light heavyweight and cruiserweight champion’s fourth consecutive win in the heavyweight division. After unanimously defeating former title challenger, Michael Grant on Saturday night, nobody is questioning Adamek’s win, but many of the fans and boxing writers still have lot of questions related to “Goral’s” performance in the Prudential Center. (more…)
In an intriguing matchup, former “Contender” reality television show participant Joey Gilbert (20-2, 15 KOs) of Reno, Nevada will meet former world champion and now Southern California-based Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma (26-7-1, 16 KOs) on September 25. The bout will be scheduled for 10 rounds and the NABA middleweight title. The site will be the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. It’s a make or break fight for both fighters with the winner likely to gain a world ranking which would make them elgible to fight for a world title. “It’s a cross-roads fight for both fighters as each one very much needs the victory,” stated Terry Lane. Terry and his brother Tommy both of Let’s Get It On Promotions will promote the event. The Lanes’ are the sons of the very well known and popular former referee Mills Lane.
100 Percent Management Group of Florida has invaded Ohio and signed two of the state’s hottest undefeated prospects in light-middleweight Dante “The Phenom” Moore and jr. lightweight Yaundale “Money Shot” Evans. “I think the best young talent in this country happens to be in Ohio,” said 100 Percent’s President, Paul DeBlasi, who flew to Cleveland last weekend to ink Evans and Moore. “With the exception of Kelly Pavlik, none of these promising fighters has had professional guidance. I will change that and I plan to sign more fighters from this state.” (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Promoter Andre Kerr of Seconds Out Promotions has announced that there will be nine fights on his action packed bill scheduled to take place at the Turfontein Racecourse near Johannesburg on Friday September 3. In the main event the veteran Pius Dipheko from Kagiso, Gauteng faces the unbeaten prospect Bethuel Ushona of Nambia in a lightweight bout scheduled for ten rounds. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
After summer long all out Tijuana boxing action, Zanfer Promotions in association wth the regional Azteca Channel are ready to put their “Guante Azteca (Aztec Glove) tournament to an end with the final two bouts being held this Friday night at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium. The two winners will be awarded $5,000 and earn a berth in the nationally broadcast reality TV show “Campeon Azteca (Aztec Champion)” later this year. (more…)
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