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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri made a special appearance ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions David Sánchez 115 lbs Vs Anuar Salas 115 lbs Rodrígo García 148 lbs Vs Rey Martínez 147 lbs Luis Nery 122 lbs ...

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Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Photos: Ed Keenan / Top Rank USA Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Jose Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) from Avenal, California, spent the ...

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Broner: I’m going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Broner: I'm going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Photos: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Former three-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and super lightweight contender ...

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Boxing News

Amir Khan Official Statement

Official statement from Amir Khan following the official announcement confirming that Marcos Maidana will fight Floyd Mayweather on May 3:

“Following the announcement by Floyd Mayweather that he will be facing Marcos Maidana on May 3rd I would like to clarify my situation for my fans and members of the media. Despite having signed my part of the agreement to fight Floyd in early December, I’ve been preparing myself for some time that the match up with him wasn’t going to happen, as I announced on Twitter a few days ago. Therefore, this announcement did not come as a surprise.

“I am, however, very disappointed with Floyd and his team for not providing any explanation as to why he delayed the announcement for so long and ultimately avoided the fight with me. Clarification, if he was not fighting me, would have allowed me to look over my options and pursue another path, rather than the ultimate delay to my career this has caused. (more…)



February 25th, 2014



Boxing News

Adamek-Glazkov reboot

Last November veteran Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (49-2-0, 29 KOs) was scheduled to take on the up-and-coming Ukrainian 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (16-0-1, 11 KOs) at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, NY when Adamek fell ill and had to pull out just days before the fight. Czar went on to face Garrett Wilson at Turning Stone and won via unanimous decision in ten rounds. Now on March 15, the much anticipated fight between the veteran Adamek and the young challenger, Adamek’s former sparring partner, Glazkov will finally take place at Sands Resort and Casino in Bethlehem, PA and will be aired on NBCSN Fight Night starting at 9:00 PM ET. The fight represents a crossroads for both fighters: Adamek, 37, is facing questions about whether or not he is entering the twilight of his career and the undefeated Glazkov, 29, is taking on his first real challenge in the heavyweight division. The fight will be Adamek’s second defense of his IBF North American heavyweight title and an eliminator for the #2 position in the IBF heavyweight ratings. (more…)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Miami Herald’s commemorative piece on the Cassius Clay-Sonny LIston 50th anniversary. More

After being rejected by Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan follows suit by cocking a deaf ear to Kell Brook. More

Local coverage of James Page’s robbery conviction in Oakland. More

Ricky Burns is “an amateur fighter,” at least according to Terrence Crawford’s trainer. More



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather opens as massive betting favorite against Maidana

It didn’t take online sportsbooks long to establish odds for the May 3 clash between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Marcos “Chino” Maidana once the fight was confirmed on Monday night. Mayweather opened at -1200 to -2000 with various books, while Maidana betters can get +700 to +900.



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Dulorme: Mayfield is in danger / Mayfield: If I catch him he’s going down

Gary Shaw Production’s super-lightweight contender and Puerto Rican star, Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs), who’s ranked WBA #3, IBF #5, WBC #6, and WBO #14, will battle WBO #6 and WBC #11 rated contender, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-0-1, 11 KOs) battle for the NABF Super-Lightweight title. The 10-round bout will take place at the Boardwalk Hall (The Ballroom) in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 29 on the undercard of Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) vs. Cedric Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The event will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Dulorme is coming into the bout riding a 4-fight winning streak. Since moving from welterweight to super-lightweight, Dulorme feels he’s more powerful and will look to bring that power to Mayfield. (more…)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Stieglitz-Abraham III Presser

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs) and former champion Arthur Abraham (38-4, 28 KOs) will complete their trilogy on Saturday night at the GETEC Arena in Magdeburg, Germany. The series is 1:1 so far, with Abraham winning by decision in Berlin in August 2012 and Stieglitz winning by fourth round TKO in March 2013 in Magdeburg. SES outbid Sauerland Event to bring the rubber match back to Stieglitz’ backyard.

Today’s press conference took place in Magdeburg’s Cultural History Museum.

Robert Stieglitz: I am delighted that the press conference is again here in the Cultural History Museum. That gave me luck the last time and that’s exactly how it should be again. Saturday will be a real collision in the ring. Outside the ring I’m relaxed, because I’m here at home and Arthur is coming into the lion’s den. I will defend my title successfully and not give in.

Arthur Abraham: The previous fights are in the past, we are very well prepared and promise an exciting fight the fans will like. I have many fans here backing me. I don’t feel like I’m in a lion’s den. but rather in the cave of the cat. No matter where I’m boxing, I feel at home. It’s all or nothing! There’s nothing more important! (more…)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Broner vs Collazo Possible?

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Robert Tapales Action Fighter Media

On Sunday night in Atlanta Route 30 Promotions presented a star studded event and invited some of boxing’s current and past greats. The list consisted of Antonio Tarver, Demetrius Andrade, Riddick Bowe, Deontay Wilder, Evander Holyfield, Luis Collazo, and Adrien Broner. All of the special guests were interviewed in front of a sold out crowd at The Mansion Elan.

Prior to the main event, the current WBA International Welterweight champ Luis Collazo was presented with a congratulatory award for beating Victor Ortiz on January 30th by a spectacular one-punch knockout in the second round. After receiving his award Collazo was asked about a possible matchup against former three time world champ Adrien Broner. “Hey whatever the fans want we can make it happen.” (more…)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champ Cermeno kidnapped; found dead

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Very sad to report that former two-division WBA world champion Antonio Cermeño was found dead after being kidnapped in Venezuela. Police reported that the body of the 45-year-old former champion was found in a bush on the side of the road. Cermeño and three others were abducted on the Ayacucho Motorway to Caracas. The other three managed to escape with the help of other motorists at a service station when the car they in which they were being transported stopped to buy gas. Unfortunately Cermeño, 45, remained a hostage. He was a super bantamweight and featherweight world champion of the World Boxing Association in the mid-90s with 13 world title fights.



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

2-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez Back in Action

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Espinoza Boxing

Two-time Mexican Olympian featherweight Oscar Valdez (8-0, 8 KOs) of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico is set to return to the ring and start off his 2014 campaign as he will take on Samuel Sanchez (6-4-1, 1KO) of Dallas, Texas on Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Fightnews.com caught up with Valdez at the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California where he trained and prepared for his upcoming fight.

“I feel good right now. I have been doing a great job in camp, everything is going good. Right now I feel anxious to get back in that ring,” the 23-year-old Valdez told Fightnews.com. “I have been living the life inside the ring. In the gym I’ve been learning new things on my strength and conditioning. I’m doing things I never did as an amateur that I never did in other camps. (more…)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko gearing up for presidential campaign

With the ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, an election to determine his successor will be held on May 25. Former heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, a leader in the protests against Yanukovich, will be one of the favorites. The ex-champ had already declared his intentions to run in the 2015 election. (Big thanks to Andrij)



February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Chavez Jr. arrives in San Antonio

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. arrives in San Antonio,Texas late Monday night with baby Julia in his arms for his upcoming exciting rematch battle against #1 contender Bryan Vera, Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, Chavez Jr. vs Vera II will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

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February 25th, 2014

Boxing News

More on Mayweather-Maidana

After weeks of speculation, including feedback from fans across an array of social media platforms, WBC welterweight world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather will face WBA welterweight world champion Marcos “El Chino” Maidana on Saturday, May 3, live on SHOWTIME PPV. Mayweather, who celebrated his 37th birthday today, set in motion a flurry of online polls following a message posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts (@floydmayweather) on Sunday, Feb. 2 asking fans to voice their opinion on his next opponent. Through the accumulation of more than 100,000 votes on the various online polls, more than 100,000 comments on Mayweather’s Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as nonstop fan Tweets, Mayweather saw an overwhelming majority favor Maidana.

Floyd Mayweather: Marcos Maidana’s last performance immediately brought him to my attention. He is an extremely skilled fighter who brings knockout danger to the ring. I think this is a great fight for me and he deserves the opportunity to see if he can do what 45 others have tried to do before him – beat me.”

Marcos Maidana: I am extremely happy to be facing Floyd Mayweather because it will give me the opportunity to show the world that I am the best welterweight in the division. I just handed a great defensive fighter his first loss and I plan to do the same to Mayweather. I don’t care whether he’s the best and undefeated. I will bring some real Latino power to him on May 3rd.” (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Twitter Watch

Mayweather vs. Maidana is official

Floyd Mayweather announced Monday that he will face Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Polvo Oquendo training for return to Kissimmee

Puerto Rican Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) showed his condition this afternoon for his confrontation against Mexican Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (12-1, 9 KOs) on March 14, for the WBO Latino super bantamweight title, in a program to be held at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida, in an All Star Boxing presentation, in association with PR Best boxing Promotions (PRBBP), which will be broadcast on Telemundo’s successful series Boxeo Telemundo Ford.

“I feel very good and very pleased with this new opportunity and to returned to fight in Kissimmee, where I debuted,”said Oquendo, who began his career in 2004 at the same venue where he will fight this time. “We are training hard to get back into a good position and get a world title chance.” (more…)



February 24th, 2014

UFC

UFC GYM Hires Hannibal Myers as President

UFC GYM® has appointed Hannibal Myers as the President of its franchise division, effective immediately. Last January, UFC GYM announced the acquisition of LA Boxing, converting over 80 locations in the last 12 months and growing to 100 locations worldwide currently. Myers will play an integral role in developing the overall franchise strategy for UFC GYM to capitalize on opportunities in the health and fitness marketplace. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

AWE TV

Burns: Spar Wars have me ready to beat Crawford

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Ricky Burns says that the top class sparring he’s had in the build-up will give him the edge in his WBO World Lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow on Saturday night (March 1), live on AWE.

Burns travelled down to Essex recently to mix it with former title challenge foe Kevin Mitchell and unbeaten Lightweight talent Martin J. Ward, and has played host to Olympic Gold medallist Luke Campbell MBE and British, European and Commonwealth Super Featherweight champion Lee Selby in Glasgow as he plots a path to victory against the highly-rated unbeaten Omaha fighter.

“Sparring with Kevin was brilliant,” said Burns. “We did a good 30-plus rounds with him and Martin, who is a really talented boy. Luke was up in Scotland and was brilliant, he’s a huge talent, and Lee came up for the last week and he’s stylish and slick. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Cash Obliterates Laudat

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Robert Tapales: Action Fighter Media

On Sunday night at The Mansion Elan, Route 30 Promotions presented a great night of boxing in Atlanta GA. Billed as Sunday Night Fights “Pain and Pleasure”, the card was highlighted by undefeated Quatavious “King” Cash (8-0 5KO) vs. Leo “The Raging Lion” Laudat (8-13 8KO) in the main event. The co-main event featured “King” Will Farley (4-0 2KO) vs Mexico’s Jesus “La Sombra” Tavera (5-5 1KO).

In the main event, Quatavious Cash was simply too fast and skilled for the overwhelmed Leo Laudat. From the opening bell of their scheduled six round super welterweight matchup, Cash used his impressive speed to unleash three and four punch combinations that seemed to catch Laudat by surprise. The onslaught continued in the second round. Behind a steady stream of shots to the body and head, Cash landed a devastating uppercut that wobbled Laudat. On wobbly legs Laudat was in survival mode as Cash pressed on. After another barrage of shots referee Jim Korb stepped in at 2:34 of round two and stopped the fight. After the fight Cash told Fightnews.com, “after suffering a gunshot wound last year I wasn’t too happy with my victory in August, but now I’m back and I’m looking to make a lasting impression as I climb the ranks in the welterweight division.” (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

“New Blood” Public Workout

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted an open to the public workout over the weekend that featured a handful of boxers that will take part in Friday’s loaded “New Blood” fight card from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. In the main event, all-action knockout artist Carlos Carlson (12-0, 9 KOs) and the upset-minded Javier Gallo (21-8-1, 12 KOs) battle for the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight Title. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.

The co-feature showcases another pair of exciting bantamweights. Once-beaten Issac Zarate (6-1) of Los Angeles takes on Christian Torres (3-4) of Guadalajara, Mex. in a six-round fight.

Special guest and top welterweight contender JOSESITO LOPEZ was in attendance to show his support. After the workout, Lopez and the boxers participated in a meet and greet autograph session for the hundreds of fans in attendance. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nick Casal, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., uses scars from a near-fatal assault to stay motivated in the ring. More

Mitchell Smith ends Welsh champion Mark Evans’ unbeaten record in Wales. More

A bittersweet moment for Brit Curtis Woodhouse after his title win last weekend. More

Freddie Roach on Miguel Cotto sparring with Manny Pacquiao. More



February 24th, 2014

UFC

Melendez agrees to new contract; Will coach The Ultimate Fighter vs. Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter®. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight title later this year. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Mack-Bryant on March 14th at Hamilton Manor

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Nedal Promotions is set to bring another night of professional boxing back to the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, Township, New Jersey on Friday March 14th. Headlining the show is the comeback of former world title challenger Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack (31-7-2, 17 KOs), who is set to face the dangerous Roland Bryant (16-3, 11 KOs) in an eight round light heavyweight contest. Mack knows a win over the upset minded Bryant is essential if he is to make one more run for a coveted world title fight. The co-feature of the evening is a six round cruiserweight contest featuring “The City of Brotherly Love’s” Charles Hayward (9-7, 4KOs) against upset minded William “The Iceman” Santiago (6-8-1, 2KOs). Hayward looks to bounce back from two tough losses against Radivoje Kalajdzic (13-0, 9KOs) and Lenin Castillo (11-0, 7KOs). It won’t be easy though as William Santiago has taken on some of the best and recently handed light heavyweight Vincent Miranda (16-1, 9KOs) the only loss of his professional career. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Big Fights are back in March

By Karl Freitag

Finally! After a slow February, mainly due to the Winter Olympics, boxing will be back in a big way in March with intriguing fights every weekend and many landing on TV. Here’s the rundown:

March 1 – HBO
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera (super middleweight)
Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (WBO featherweight title)

March 1 – AWE
Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford (WBO lightweight title)

March 1
Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abraham (WBO super middleweight title)

March 8 – PPV
Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo (super welterweight)
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares (WBC super bantamweight)
Omar Figueroa vs. Ricardo Alvarez (WBC lightweight)
Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo (IBF super welterweight)

March 15 – Showtime
Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera (WBC/WBA super lightweight)
Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott (heavyweight)
Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon (super featherweight)

(more…)



February 24th, 2014

Announcement

First round of ESPN/Boxcino 2014 middleweight tournament this Friday

Featuring Chicago’s Donatas Bonderavas

Chicago’s boxing promotional powerhouses, Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions partner with Philadelphia based titan Banner Promotions along with ESPN Friday Night Fights to present an outstanding evening of professional boxing on Friday at the Windy City’s premier entertainment venue, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Santiago beats Martinez in Phoenix

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Phoenix is a fight town. It proved it Saturday night when near three thousand packed into cozy Celebrity Theatre to take in ten professional boxing matches presented by the only game in town, Iron Boy Promotions. “Iron Boy XI” overflowed with local talent as well as one or two names from the past. In the main event, local fan favorite Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (16-3-1, 7KOs) boxed his way to a unanimous decision over tough Tijuana fighter Hanzel “Rude Boy” Martinez (20-2, 16KOs) for the WBC USNBC bantamweight title over ten rounds. What turned into a war was Santiago’s first defense of the belt he captured last year.

Santiago captured the vacant belt in a hometown rivalry when he defeated Alex Rangel via a ninth round stoppage in the same venue in September of last year. Hanzel actually had held the same belt last year but was stripped when he wasn’t able to defend it. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd: My Dad’s gonna fight Robert Guerrero’s Dad

By TMZSports.com

It’s a real life family feud — Floyd Mayweather’s dad tells TMZ Sports … he’s all set to get in the ring to FIGHT the father of one of Floyd’s old opponents, Robert Guerrero … for real. Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Guerrero were out at breakfast together in L.A. the other day — one month after they squared up against each other outside a boxing facility in Vegas. Only this time, both men were actually civil toward each other — and confirmed they’ve both agreed to settle their beef in the ring. “You’re gonna see one of the best fights bro,” Guerrero says … “I’m fighting one of the best fighters in the world.”

So far, no date has been set … but both men insist it’s gonna happen soon — and will probably be recorded for a reality show. Stay tuned …



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Rachman and Amol win in Papua

By Jeff Pamungkas

Former WBA and IBF minimumweight champion Muhammad Rachman (64-11-5, 34 KOs) has successfully returned to the ring by defeating Thongthailek sor Tanapinyo of Thailand (18-15, 7 KOs) Saturday night to seize the vacant IBO International jr flyweight title at Waringin Sports Hall in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, located on the island of New Guinea in the eastmost part of the country. The 42-year-old veteran Rachman took over in the middle of the fight, knocking down his opponent three times (rounds eight, eleven and twelve) before referee Phil Austin finally stopped the bout in the last round.

“I’m satisfied that I can still perform my best skill, stamina and strength at my age. I still want to win a world title with the WBA, WBC, IBF or IBO once more before I’m retired,” Rachman told this writer via a long distance call. Rachman also performed as the promoter of the event.

In the main undercard bout, light flyweight Heri Amol (33-14-4, 13 KOs) knocked out the aggressive Thai Yuthtajak Sithsaitong (reportedly 10-1, 9 KOs) in round three of the scheduled non-title ten round bout. Both fighters decided to fight in a close distance and traded punches from the beginning of the fight, but Amol’s right uppercut to the jaw ended Sithsaitong.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Shimmell Dominant, Garcia Toughs It Out

Story and Photos by Bob Ryder

Local favorites Jordan Shimmell and Johnny Garcia came through for their fans and promoter Two Fist Promotions in winning their contests before an enthusiastic crowd at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids Saturday night.

In the 10 round main event, cruiserweight Shimmell moved up to heavyweight for this show and faced Damon Reed of Topeka, Kansas. Despite his extensive experience, Reed had little to offer against Jordan as Shimmell dominated the contest. Reed attempted to get Jordan off his game with some veteran tricks and inside rough housing to no avail. Reed took a knee for the first knockdown in the second round after absorbing a hard body blow. In the third it was all one way action as Shimmell scored three knockdowns for the automatic TKO at 1:59 of the round. Shimmell advances to (13-0, 11 KOs) and there was talk of a possible TV fight in the near future for the former decorated amateur star. Reed slides down to (47-18, 32 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 presser and bonus recap

Several fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 170 post-fight press conference – Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, Rory MacDonald, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Mike Pyle, Stephan Thompson, and Raphael Assuncao . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns confident ahead of Crawford bout, eyes move up to 140

By James Slater

Scottish hero Ricky Burns is ultra confident ahead of this coming Saturday’s clash with unbeaten Terence Crawford, so much so that his trainer Billy Nelson is taking about his fighter making history soon after the fight. Nelson told The Daily Record how he is sure his fighter will beat Crawford and then make the move up to the 140 pound division to win a belt there. If Burns were able to do this, he would become the first Scottish boxer to win world titles in three different weight classes. Burns, the reigning WBO lightweight ruler, previously held the WBO super-featherweight crown. Of course, the classy fast-handed Crawford has plans to ruin Burns’ lofty goal.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Barbie Juarez defeats Mighty McMorrow

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Former world champion and Mexican female icon Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (39-7-3, 16 KOs) retained her WBC international belt with a ten round unanimous decision over current WBO flyweight champ “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (9-4-3, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico. Juarez won 96-94 on all the judges’ cards. McMorrow’s WBO world flyweight title was not at stake.

Lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (45-22, 33 KOs) scored a second round KO against Enrique “Torito” Tinoco (11-2-2, 7 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Acevedo demolishes Herrera in Kansas

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Photo: Donald Leary

Jr welterweight Herbert Acevedo (11-1, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-11-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Legion in Garden City, Kansas. Acevedo, who is trained by Robert Garcia at the famed Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, claimed the UBF Midwest and Kansas state titles with the win.

Other results:
Trinidad Marry D6 Joel Vargas
Guy Smith Jr W4 Fernando Serrano
Steven Garcia W4 Emmanuel Llanos



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170: Rousey, Cormier Carry Torch

As the Winter Olympics were taking place across the globe in Sochi, two past Olympians entered an Octagon in Las Vegas to decide the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the end, Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist in judo, TKOd Sara McMann, a silver medalist in wrestling, to defend her UFC gold. More notably, the win was the undefeated Rousey’s seventh in the first round, and her first-ever by TKO, with all of her previous wins coming by armbar. Plus, Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier kept his own perfect record intact with a first-round TKO of his own . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champs Liakhovich and Alcine win in Phoenix

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Former WBO heavyweight world champion Siarhei Liakhovich (26-6, 17 KOs) won a slow-paced eight round unanimous decision over local fighter “Bad” Chad Davis (5-12, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Scores were 80-74, 79-73, 79-73. Liakhovich ended a three-fight losing streak.

Former WBA jr middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) scored a third round KO over previously unbeaten Jovan Ramirez 3-1. Alcine dropped Ramirez twice in the third.



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Prelims: Koch by KO

Two undefeated newcomers kept their perfect records intact and two bantamweights built cases for title shots, but the highlight of the UFC 170 prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass, as Erik Koch made a devastating lightweight debut . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Ali’s 1964 fight-worn gloves from first title bout against Sonny Liston, bring $836,500 at public auction

The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wore as he faced Sonny Liston in the ring on Feb. 25, 1964, and subsequently won his first Heavyweight Championship, brought $836,500 on Feb. 22, as part of Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction, almost 50 years exactly from the day of the fight. The final price includes 19.5% Buyer’s premium. The gloves were purchased by a collector that wished to remain unidentified.



February 23rd, 2014




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