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German challenger Karo Murat says he likes his chances to be the one to derail 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins when they fight on Saturday night in Atlantic City. “I’m 30 years old now, and I’m physically and mentally on top of my game,” stated Murat in the lead up to the fight. “The time is now to beat Hopkins. When Hopkins fought Cloud, a lot of people already said that the time had come, that he’s going to lose and going to retire, but he schooled him and showed the world that he’s still ready and a good 48-year-old boxer. But I’m going to surprise a lot of people, and as I see it, he had his first pro fight in 1998 in Atlantic City. And so he has to see that the time has come. We are fighting again in Atlantic City, so it will be a good closing out for him to finally retire by the hands of mine.”
Murat also stated, “As a person, you see that [Hopkins] is growing old because of his gray hair and his gray beard. I saw in the fight versus Cloud that Bernard has pretty much the experience that none other boxer has, but you see that he’s just trying to get one punch or a one-two combination of it and then clinch. Clinching is the state of his game!”
When asked how he will stop Hopkins from clinching, Murat said, “I can’t say how I will do it, but I guarantee you that I will do it.”
Highly motivated and with the confidence of what he defines as the best preparation of his career, Argentinean and World Boxing Organization (WBO) Latino junior middleweight champion, former world title challenger Javier “La Bestia” Maciel, travelled to Sheffield, England, for his highly anticipated challenge against Englishman Brian “The Lion” Rose, in a WBO junior middleweight world title eliminator, that will take place on Saturday, October 26th., at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, England, televised live by AWEtv and AWEtv.com.
Maciel and Rose clash on a massive boxing night in Sheffield. In the other main event, undefeated hometown favorite Kell Brook (30-0, 22 KOs) will face former Ukrainian world champion Vyacheslav Senchenko (34-1, 23 KOs) in an IBF welterweight world title eliminator. (more…)
By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat
Unbeaten ex-jockey aspirant, WBA#6/WBC#14/WBO#3/IBF#4 Ryuji Hara (16-0, 10 KOs), 105, kept his Japanese minimumweight belt as he came off the canvas in round three and dominated the following rounds to pound out a unanimous decision (96-91 twice and 95-92) over veteran southpaw Takashi Kunishige (25-10-2, only 2 KOs), 105, over ten clinch-studded rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan.
Hara was just careless only in round three, when he took Kunishige’s southpaw left and hit the deck, though quickly regaining his feet. From the next round on Hara maintained the pressure and whipped the challenger with effective right uppercuts, though Kunishige repeatedly applied his notorious hit-and-grab tactics, which cost a penalization twice in the seventh and tenth sessions. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Lwandile Sityatha and Morris Lento battled to a 12 round majority draw for the South African and vacant WBA Pan African flyweight titles at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. Joe Chaane and Simpiwe Mbini scored the fight 115-115 and 114-114 whilst judge Lulama Mtya had it 115-113 for Sityatha. Siyatha retained his South African title for the second time and the WBA Pan African title remained vacant. (more…)
By Przemek Garczarczyk from Wieliczka
Photos: Piotr Duszczyk / Ringpolska and Przemek Garczarczyk
Heavyweights Krzysztof Zimnoch (17-0, 11 KOs) and Artur Binkowski (16-4, 11 KOs) met in the final fight of the evening, butWBO #6 cruiserweight Krzysztof Głowacki (20-0, 13 KOs) was the star of the show as he destroyed former WBA champ Richard Hall (30-14, 28 KOs) in just three rounds on Saturday night. The bouts took place in an 800-year-old salt mine on the annual “Wieliczka Undergroud Boxing” card in Wieliczka, Poland, promoted by Babilon Promotion with Ulrich Knockout Promotion.
If the Underground Boxing Show in Wieliczka, located 5 miles from city of Krakow, was near New York, Chicago, Las Vegas or Los Angeles, the 600 available seats would sell out years in advance. Fans those were lucky to get tickets for this year’s edition of this show saw a potential top cruiserweight in Krzysztof Głowacki and heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch, who disappointed with his easy, but not convincing win over former Sydney Olympics quarterfinalist for Canada – Art Binkowski. (more…)
Former title challenger David Tua says he will “live and die” on upcoming fight. More
Boxing documentary “Cornered” is getting rave reviews in the UK: More
Hopkins still spry at 48: More
“I am UN-retired!” says 46-year-old former WBC female super welterweight champion Mia St. John, who hung up the gloves earlier this year. “[I'm] now training with the Diaz Brothers in Indio, California, gym of champion Timothy Bradley.
“Now that I am recovered from my surgery, I have decided to fight one more year. I love how Bradley fought in his last fight so the Diaz brothers were a no brainer!”
Mia retired after a third round TKO against WBC/WBA/WBO welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus. She won the WBC title defeating Christy Martin in a rematch in August of 2012.
Mundine to chase Mosley to USA; Shane paid $300K despite pull out; Aussie ring legend Jeff Fenech takes huge financial hit from the cancellation
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photo: Maurice Childs/MauriceChilds.com
Anthony Mundine and his team plan to follow Shane Mosley to the US in hopes of rescheduling the flight. “The fight is off for now, but it could be rescheduled. that’s what we’re working on,” Mundine said during a hastily called news conference at the Tony Mundine Gym in Sydney, Australia.
Meanwhile, Shane Mosley and his team are currently over the Pacific Ocean on Quantas flight 107. The plane is expected to arrive at LAX at around 6:45AM Wednesday morning.
Despite not fighting, Mosley will pocket $300,000, which was paid in advance per the contract and was nonrefundable. He was due the balance of $700,000 before the fight, which promoter Wlad Warton was unable to produce.
Boxing Hall of Famer and legendary Australian world champion Jeff Fenech stated that he personally put up the money to get Mosley to fight in Australia. “I gave him $460,000,” Fenech told AAP. “I certainly wouldn’t have done that if I thought the fight wasn’t going to go ahead because my guarantee was that when the fight went ahead, (with) the pay-per-view money and the pub and club money that I’d be paid back, but now it doesn’t look like it….Vlad Warton told me he needed $US300,000 as a start to getting here, then another $US100,000 for all his expenses, and a little more. So I accommodated for all that, and now they’ve gone home so I’m really left with nothing. It’s going to be a little bit tough for a while.” (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
In a nationally televised promotion former world rated Rusalee Samor (21-5-2) stopped Takayuki Okumoto (10-6-2) in the second round of a scheduled twelve to capture vacant IBF Asia junior bantamweight crown at the Thornburi University, Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. Samor dropped Okumoto in round two and the referee counted out the Japanese boxer at 2:30.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichothchuang said “Samor is a favourite of fight fans in Thailand and in 2014 we will target world title challenge against IBF champion Daki Kameda.”
IBF #12, 122 pounder Mike “Tyson” Tawatchai (31-7-1) outscored Arief Blader (20-12-1) over eight rounds
Featherweight Patomsith Pathompothong (6-0) stopped Paisuk Pothonggym in round three of a scheduled six.
Promoter Jimmy Chaichotchung. Televised throughout Thailand on Channel seven. photos
Shane Mosley: “I’m very disappointed with this turn of events because I was planning on making a big statement by beating Mundine, but I was left with no choice but to withdraw. The fans in Australia have welcomed me with open arms, and I hope to return to fight for them one day in better circumstances.”
Richard Schaefer: “It’s unfortunate that this fight will not be taking place, and we apologize to all of Shane’s Australian fans, but there are contracts in place for a reason, and when the terms are not adhered to, we have no choice but to protect our fighter, and that’s what happened here.”
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
We can reveal Mosley checked out of his hotel last night with his entire team and moved to a second hotel closer to Sydney airport. There are reports his team used the move as a last-minute bluff in an attempt to extract cash from promoter Vlad Warton. Instead, they arrived at Sydney airport early this morning with the future Hall of Famer checking six bags and are expected to depart for Los Angeles later this morning. In another twist this morning, it appears the fight could be rescheduled for six weeks’ time with a new promoter, possibly Khoder Nasser. Mosley’s sparring partner Sergio Mora sent two angry tweets this morning, reading “FIGHT IS OFF!” and “Dirty, dirty fighters in this business.”
Update: We’re hearing unconfirmed reports that Shane Mosley is at the airport ready to fly back to America.
Sugar Shane Mosley is threatening to pull out of Wednesday’s clash against Anthony Mundine in Sydney, Australia, unless he receives a large percentage of his $1 million purse in advance. According to the The Daily Telegraph, the pre-fight press conference scheduled for today was cancelled and Mosley has boycotted several media commitments. It is far from certain whether Mosley will show up at the Tuesday weigh-in. So far ticket sales have reportedly been slow for the bout at the Sydney Entertainment Centre and Mosley’s team apparently is worried he won’t get paid.
Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer has reported that both Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez tested clean for their PPV clash fight on October 12 in Las Vegas. Steroid/drug test results were negative for all boxers fighting on both the Friday card and the Saturday card at the Thomas & Mack Centre that weekend.
Before the legendary Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins defends his IBF light heavyweight title against top contender Karo Murat on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, unbeatens Zachary Ochoa, Robert Easter, Dominic Wade and Bryan Cruz, as well as Puerto Rican prospect Braulio Santos will open the event.
In eight rounders, lightweight Robert Easter (7-0, 7 KOs) meets Noel Echevarria (11-1, 6 KOs) and super middleweight Dominic Wade (12-0, 9 KOs) faces Roberto Ventura (12-7, 12 KOs). In a six-round contest, featherweight prospect Braulio Santos (10-1, 9 KOs) takes on David “Thunder” Clark (6-2, 4 KOs). Santos is looking to rebound from the first loss of his career against Derrick Wilson in June. In other action, junior welter Zachary Ochoa (4-0, 3 KOs) will face Michael J. Doyle (2-5, 1 KO) in a four-rounder, junior lightweight Bryant Cruz (7-0, 5 KOs) and debuting junior welterweight Wellington Romero battle TBAs.
By Robert Coster
“He’s one of the best prospects I have ever trained,” says veteran trainer Stacey McKinley speaking about his young junior welterweight Amir Imam ( 11-0, 10 KOs) and such words coming from a man who has been the trainer of world champions like Mike Tyson, Ricardo Mayorga, Tony Tucker and Samuel Peters have to be taken seriously. The 22-year-old Imam, originally from Albany, NY, is training under McKinley in Florida and is under a promotional contract with Don King. Amir turned pro in 2011 with an impressive amateur background consisting of a 98-14 record with 5 consecutive New York state Golden Gloves titles, being a finalist at the 2010 PAL Nationals and an Olympic alternate. (more…)
Rising junior middleweight Captain Boyd “Rainmaker” Melson (12-1-1, 4 KOs) of New York City takes a step up in competition when he faces undefeated power puncher Chris “Gumby” Gilbert (10-0, 8 KOs) in the eight round main event of Broadway Boxing on Wednesday, December 4 at BB King Blues Club in Time Square. Since turning pro in November 2010, Melson’s donated 100% of his fight purses, thirteen which went to Justadollarplease.org to help cure chronic spinal cord injuries and to help a friend who had a young son with cancer. The selfless southpaw’s been featured on HBO Real Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo.com, ESPN.com and various other media outlets and is one of the most popular fighters in the Empire State.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada (“The Center”) have announced a dynamic new partnership, designed to raise awareness of the realities of HIV among young individuals under 30. (more…)
Good news for Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs): When the current European light heavyweight champion tries to become a world champion again, he will do so with the crowd standing behind him. On December 14, the 35-year-old southpaw from Germany will meet American Marcus Oliveira (25-1, 20 KOs) for the WBA world title at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Promoter Kalle Sauerland is delighted to present another big card in Germany after having tough negotiations with Oliveira’s promoter Don King.
Story and photo by Brett Bonetti
WBA Fighter of the Decade Chris “The Dragon” John (48-0-3, 22 KOs) has been honoured by Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Mandala Krida Stadium in Jakarta Indonesia.
John, the current WBA World Featherweight Champion, still undefeated and with 18 World Title defences was presented with the Bintang Jasa Star Medal, for outstanding contributions towards John’s native Indonesia, the homeland of 242 million people.
This further cements John’s status as the Indonesian people’s champion and a national icon.
“I do everything for Indonesia, it is honour to represent my people and the World Boxing Association and make them proud” John said
Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Boxing writers and fans alike have stopped trying to figure out the secret of longevity for Bernard Hopkins. The legendary champ, now quickly closing in on birthday number 49 (January 15th), is still going strong and will bring his magical mystery tour back to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this Saturday for a defense of his IBF light heavyweight title against Karo Murat, the German-based mandatory challenger.
Not too much is known about Murat (25-1-1, 15 KOs). He lost by TKO to Nathan Cleverly in September 2010 and drew with Gabriel Campillo the following year (October 2011). He holds a previous win over Campillo and the rest of his record is dotted with just a few other recognizable names. (more…)
Tickets Golden Boy’s November 30 world championship twin bill at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas, will be priced at $175, $150, $45, $25 and $15 go on sale today at 10 a.m.CT at the AT&T Center box office (walk up sales only), or www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster locations. In the main event, Devon Alexander defends his IBF welterweight championship against Shawn “Showtime” Porter. In the co-main event, WBC super bantamweight champion Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz defends against Cesar Seda. Also, Canelo Alvarez’s brother Ricardo Alvarez will be making his debut in the United States and Diego De La Hoya, Oscar De La Hoya’s nephew, will be fighting his second fight as a pro.
James Toney heads USA team against “Joshua And The Prizefighters” in Britain vs. USA York Hall Prizefighter special
Three weight World Champion James Toney is among the first names announced for the Britain vs. USA Prizefighter International Heavyweights bill at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Thursday November 14, with Anthony Joshua MBE topping the bill in his third pro fight. Toney joins fellow countryman Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams, Prizefighter II winner Sam Sexton and the returning Larry Olubamiwo as the first four names revealed in the line-up for the 32nd edition of the eight-man, one night tournaments.
Olympic Gold medal hero Joshua is in action in Sheffield this weekend (October 26) and will return to the capital for his third pro bout, and he’ll be joined on the card by his cousin Ben Ileyemi, who made his debut at Cruiserweight on the same bill Joshua at The O2 earlier this month.
“Word got out this morning that James Toney was in the line-up and it’s already caused some reaction,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “Heavyweight Prizefighter is always the most exciting edition of the tournament and we are looking forward to selecting the final four participants. It’s also great to have Anthony back in the capital as he continues his journey in the division and we expect a quick sell out for the November 14 event.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Undefeated former Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (6-0, 5 KOs) returns to the ring this Saturday at the Gymnasium Agustín Millán de Toluca, Mexico State against Ignacio Miranda in a welterweight clash presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa. Also that night, Ibeth “Roca” Zamora will defend her WBC female light flyweight world title against former world champion Ava Knight, and hot prospect Rey Vargas faces Japan’s Yuki Murai.
By Chris Morris and Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas/Rocky Mountain Boxing
#1 rated Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) dethroned WBO jr welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) with a ten round TKO on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,012 at the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colorado. According to HBO’s scale, Alvarado rehydrated to 157 lbs, and Provodnikov entered the ring at 148. Provodnikov made his way to the ring and was booed heavily by the hometown crowd. Alvarado was sporting the Denver Broncos’ orange and blue from his Everlast gloves to his boxing boots. He was met at the ring by rabid fans chanting “3-0-3, 3-0-3.” (more…)
Greg Robinson’s Power Productions returns to the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night October 25th with a boxing show titled Boxing Ringside 50 “The Rise of a champion”. Headlining the show are rising Philly super featherweights Frank “Nitty” Trader (10-1, 2 KOs) and Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (12-4-1, 2 KOs) , who are set to do battle over ten rounds for a USBA regional title and a spot in the national ratings. (more…)
The Irish Cultural Centre of New England, located just outside of Boston in Canton, will host their first professional boxing event Saturday, October 26th, featuring unbeaten welterweight Diego Periera (8-0-1, 6 KOs), of Providence, RI going toe-to-toe with veteran Shaka Moore (11-19-3, 2 KOs), of Norwalk CT, in the eight-round main event. The card will be hosted outdoors in a special event tent, consequently the card is titled “Boxing Event Under The Tent!”
The undercard will showcase two Irish-born boxers who have relocated to the Boston area. (more…)
Frankie Leal is on his way to San Diego.
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Carl Frampton is hoping to challenge for a world title on home turf in Belfast, Ireland. More
“You Khan not be serious!” is what Kell Brook is ranting these days after hearing about a possible matchup between Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather. More
Local Denver coverage of Saturday night’s Alvarado-Provodnikov war. More
Local amateur star from Newark, NJ, Shakur Stevenson is making waves. More
Photos: Photo Wende
Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) is the new EU champion after a points victory over Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-14-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Kolding Hall in Kolding, Denmark. The 22-year-old Swede stamped his authority on the battle early but found himself on the receiving end of a huge right from Mock in the third. However, he proved his chin as he beat the standing count and regained composure. He dominated the rest of the fight, working cleverly behind his jab and throwing well-timed combinations. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-110. (more…)
By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes
Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez (11-1, 2KO) out worked Cory Yett (4-5-1, 2KO) over 8 rounds to remain the Texas Title Super Welterweight Champion at Cowboys Dancehall on a chilly night in Arlington, Texas Saturday night. The card was promoted by Standing 8 Promotions who turned this honky tonk bar into a fight venue for their 5th installment of their 2013 Bud Light Pro Series. Vazquez and Yett fought in a phone booth for most of the fight as each fighter took turns exchanging combinations at close quarters. Yett, a southpaw, continually pushed forward landing upper cuts while Vazquez landed a generous number of combinations to the head of Yett. Vazquez landed the crisper shots as the fight wore on although neither fighter was ever seriously hurt.
Every round appeared to be a mirror image of each other, although Vazquez was doing a little more each round with his flurries of left and right hooks to the head and body of Yett. Although competitive throughout, Vazquez used his ring generalship and cleaner, sharper punches to win fairly easily as they both fought to the final bell. The judges also agreed as they gave Vazquez a clear cut unanimous decision with scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. (more…)
By Robert Coster
Dominican prospect Julio De Jesus won the vacant Dominican jr welterweight title with a seventh round TKO over hardy Tomas Mendez Saturday night at Club Calero in Santo Domingo. De Jesus( 19-1, 18 KOs) and Mendez (15-5, 9 KOs) engaged in a wild brawl that had the public on its feet. Both men took turns in hurting each other until Mendez finally decided to stay on his stool at the end of the sixth round. The weary but happy De Jesus mentioned after the fight that he would like a rematch with countryman and former contender Victor Cayo, the only man who has beaten him so far.
In another fight on the ten-bout card, visiting American youngster Amir Imam (11-0, 10 KOs) looked impressive dispatching local boy Jose Antonio Rodriguez in two rounds.
Promoter: Jose Rafael Lantigua.
After one of the best cards in recent memory, eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 166 post-fight press conference – Gilbert Melendez, Gabriel Gonzaga, Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson, Jessica Eye and Hector Lombard. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.
The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make stops in nearly two dozen cities. Current and past UFC competitors such as Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin are just some of the many stars set to participate. The tour will feature a mixture of fan, media and sponsor events, as well as a social media scavenger hunt spanning the globe. (more…)
Sad to report news that super bantamweight Frankie Leal has fallen into a coma after suffering a KO loss to Raul Hirales on Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico. Leal was taken from the ring on a stretcher and brought to a hospital in Los Cabos where he is now in critical condition. We all pray Frankie gets through this.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Undefeated Bellflower, California lightweight prospect Alejandro Luna (15-0, 12 KOs) was impressive in scoring a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-17-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in the ten round main event from the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Whittier, California. The young Luna simply outworked and grinded down the veteran of over forty fights. (more…)
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