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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De

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Rising star Mason Menard ready

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UFC

Frankie Edgar inspiring Rivera in search of UFC glory

As the gold standard for New Jersey MMA, former UFC lightweight champion and current featherweight contender Frankie Edgar’s words hold a lot of weight, especially in the Garden State . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 20th, 2016

Boxing News

James outpoints Molina; Benavidez, Plant stop foes

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

The Fox Sports 1, PBC Toe to Toe Tuesday from Club Nokia in downtown L.A. featured undefeated welterweight Jamal James of Minnesota winning a ten round unanimous decision over 2008 U.S. Olympian Javier Molina of nearby Norwalk. The two fighters exchanged jabs in a fast-paced opening round as they boxed from a distance with Molina landing the cleaner punches. Molina stepped up the aggression in round two as James kept his distance using his height and reach, and closing the round strong. The Olympian countered well in round three as he landed some solid hooks inside on James. In round four James kept Molina at bay with the jab as Molina worked his way in chasing the taller man with big punches. At the halfway mark in round five, Molina fired away with big punches backing James to the ropes to cover.

Halfway through in round six James continued to stick the jab with Molina working his way inside. Later in the round with James against the ropes, Molina landed a huge right hand snapping James’s head back. James had a good seventh round using his distance as Molina appeared to take the round off. In round eight, Molina was cut above the right eye as James stuck the jab and moved. Fighting at a distance in round nine, James used his long reach as Molina threw big punches trying to work his way in. The tenth and final round saw Molina trickle blood from his cut going forward attempting to get inside, while continued to use his biggest asset – the jab – to reach to the final bell.

In the end, the judges scored the fight 99-91, 98-92, and 97-93 for James, who remained undefeated and improved to 19-0, 9 KOs. Molina went to 17-2, 8 KOs. (more…)



January 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Kovalev, Pascal heats up

WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) and his opponent, former world champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs), hosted an international media conference call Tuesday to discuss their HBO-televised rematch on January 30 in Montreal.

Sergey Kovalev: “Why should I think about Pascal? I don’t think about him. I think about me and about my life. I don’t think about what he will bring. I understand that he has more motivation now, he’s got a new coach, but nothing he’ll bring to the ring is new. I should just be ready for everything. He’ll bring something better or not better. For me it doesn’t matter. I just want to go to the fight and kick his ass again.

“Usually who fought against me they are not going on in their careers afterwards. I didn’t destroy him because referee stopped the fight and saved his career. He forgot to say to referee thank you for saving my career. I have to finish my job. It should be a very different fight.”

Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson: “The punishment that Pascal endured in his fight with (Yunieski) Gonzalez on Sergey’s undercard (for Kovalev-Mohammedi), he looked shot. Is there any more he can do? I doubt it.”

Jean Pascal: “Kovalev said I’m talking a lot, but I think he’s the one who’s talking a lot. He said he’s going to end my career. He’s gonna knock me out this time earlier than he did the first time. Me, I’m just minding my own business. I’m training very hard.

“John David Jackson should mind his own business. He is not in my body and in my mind. He doesn’t know shit about me. He doesn’t know shit about my mental condition…I’m still in my prime. The first fight was stopped early. Sergey was winning but I was coming back.”

Pascal’s trainer Freddie Roach: “He’s boxing a lot better. We’re shortening the combinations up. He’s definitively ready to fight. You’ll see a much better fighter this time around. It’s a short amount of time. Jean has picked it up quickly. His power is still there also. If he fights smart, he can win this fight.”



January 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Salita: Detroit an easy choice for boxing series

Promoter Dmitriy Salita says the choice to base his new series of live fights in Detroit was an easy one to make. “Detroit is America’s great comeback city and boxing fans love a comeback,” said Salita. “This city has some of the best homegrown boxers in the country and the world and we plan to highlight those talents throughout this series. I thought it was a natural to run consistent high-class show here. Detroit and the State of Michigan, as a whole, have a rich boxing culture: The boxing fans here will respond positively. And for the local up-and-comers, they will have a place close to home to build a fan base.” (more…)



January 19th, 2016


Boxing News

Mayfield steps in against Mikhaylenko

Last week, Ray Robinson suffered injuries in a car accident which caused him to withdraw from his scheduled fight against undefeated welterweight Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (20-0, 9 KOs). Today Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) agreed to step in and replace Robinson in the ten-round welterweight co-feature on the Saturday, Jan. 30 HBO World Championship Boxing telecast which features the rematch between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) and Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) for the WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Championship. The Mikhaylenko-Mayfield bout will be for the vacant USBA Welterweight Title.



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley 3 Kickoff Presser Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

The kickoff press conference for the April 9 clash between boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley took place Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

Manny Pacquiao: I’m so thankful for this great opportunity before I retire. You’re giving me another chance to prove in boxing that I can still fight until the end. This is a great opportunity and privilege to fight Bradley again and I chose Bradley because I believe Bradley is different than before. He’s improved a lot and we saw that it his last fight with Rios.

Timothy Bradley: I heard Manny Pacquiao chose me because he knows me. I think it’s different now. I honestly do. I think this fight will definitely be different than the first two altercations that we had.

Bob Arum: I know that there’s been talk that this may be Manny’s last fight. I can’t believe it. It could be and it may very well be, but when I stand up here to introduce him in this ballroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel where I’ve done it so many times and so many memories, I can’t come to grips with the fact that it would be the last time. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t, that’s up to Manny…as a fighter, he has brought us great thrills, great excitement, great events, and he’s always given us everything that he had. If this is truly the last time, Manny, it’s been a great ride and I want to thank you for everything. photos



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Wilder-Szpilka full report/gallery

By: Arvin Nundloll and Matt Richardson at ringside
Photos by: Emily Harney

In his third WBC heavyweight title defense, Deontay Wilder knocked out the ever-resilient Artur Szpilka in the ninth round with a brutal counter right hook that sent Polish combatant tumbling to the floor. Szpilka started strong, controlling the early rounds and frustrating Wilder with his elusive stance and footwork. Szpilka landed punches flush on Wilder but slowed down as Wilder picked up the pace from the seventh round. Wilder, ever-patient, found his opening and closed out the night with a brutal KO in round nine, a counter right hook that sent Szpilka instantly tumbling. The referee immediately waved off the bout at 2:24. The 12,668 in attendance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn also saw Tyson Fury storm the ring and challenge Deontay Wilder to a unification fight before Wilder proclaimed that he would baptize him. Click here for more details PLUS new, never before published photos.



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Paquiao-Bradley 3 Ticket Alert

Tickets for the April 9 clash between Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas will be priced at $1,204, $804, $604, $404, $254,and $154, not including applicable service fees. They go on sale this Friday (January 22) at 1PM ET/10AM PT. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at mgmgrand.com or ticketmaster.com.



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Arum confirms Pacquiao-Bradley 3 undercard

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has confirmed the televised undercard for the April 9 Pacquiao-Bradley PPV rubber match. The lineup features WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham defending against unbeaten mandatory challenger Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez, unbeaten two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez against former IBF featherweight world champion Evgeny Gradovich, and unbeaten U.S. Olympian jr welterweight Jose Ramirez vs. TBA.



January 19th, 2016

WBA

WBA announces heavyweight tournament

Good news. World Boxing Association President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced that the WBA will hold a tournament to consolidate the heavyweight titles. This means ONE heavyweight champion.



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing back in Oklahoma Saturday

Tony Holden (Holden Productions) and Bobby Dobbs (HD Boxing) will promote a fight card this Saturday in Miami, Oklahoma, with unbeaten heavyweight Trey Lippe (10-0, 10 KOs) looking to continue his win streak vs. Thomas Hawkins (4-1, 1KO ) in a six round bout. Lippe is the son of the late former heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison.

In a special featured six rounder, Journeyman Management middleweight Nathaniel Gallimore (10-0-1, 8 KOs) of Illinois by way of Jamaica, will take on Rahman Mustafa Yusubov (11-23, 9 KOs). Also, undefeated Dillon Cook (16-0, 6 KOs) will take on Alphonso Black (8-3-1, 4 KOs) in an eight round super welterweight matchup. Jesse Cook (15-1, 10 KOs) will fight veteran John David Charles (8-7, 2 KOs) in an eight round welterweight contest. Local favorite Jarrett Rouse (8-0, 4 KOs) rounds out the card vs. Juan Parra (2-2, 1 KO) in a four round welterweight bout. Site of the show will be the Buffalo Run Casino.



January 19th, 2016

UFC

Hunt-Mir tickets on sale Feb. 4

A clash between UFC® heavyweight legends will headline the organization’s second visit to the Queensland capital, as No.9-ranked Mark Hunt will face two-time UFC heavyweight champion and current No.10-ranked Frank Mir at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: HUNT vs. MIR on Sunday, March 20, 2016 (Saturday, March 19 in North America) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, February 4 at 10 a.m. AEST . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Lemieux returns March 12 against De La Rosa

Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions have announced that former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 KOs) will return to his hometown, Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 12 against San Benito, Texas’ “King” James de la Rosa (23-3, 13 KOs) at Montreal’s Olympia Theatre.

David Lemieux: “I am happy to be fighting in my hometown. I’m very hungry to get back in the ring and I am ready to climb my way back to the top of the middleweight division. I know de la Rosa is a serious threat and I can promise all my hometown fans that I will be ready to give them all a great show on March 12.”

James de la Rosa: “A new trainer and a new strength and conditioning coach, have created a new James de la Rosa. I have no problem going to his hometown to show him and everyone else, that he isn’t what he is hyped up to be. I’m going to Montreal to win.”



January 19th, 2016

Announcement

International boxing judge John McKaie Ring 8 Guest Speaker Tuesday night

ring8International boxing judge John McKaie will be the guest speaker at Tuesday night’s (Jan. 19) monthly , starting at 7 p.m. ET, at O’Neill’s Restaurant, located at 64-21 53rd Drive in Maspeth, New York.

Ring 8 will also host a memorial service for former light heavyweight boxer Herschel Jacobs, who passed away this past December at the age of 75. (more…)



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Ryder admits fear of Brit Basher Khomitsky

Middleweight John Ryder (21-2, 12 KOs) says he has the ‘fear factor’ ahead of his WBA International title clash with 41-year-old ‘Brit Basher’ Sergey Khomitsky (30-12-3, 13 KOs) at the Copper Box Arena in London on January 30. In Khomitsky’s last outing in the UK, he poleaxed then unbeaten Adam Etches with a brutal one-punch KO, and in 2014 he ruined previously unbeaten Frank Buglioni.

“There’s a fear factor for me in this fight, 100%,” said Ryder. “I’m doing things majorly differently to how I’ve approached fights before and that element of fear is in me as I know what Khomitsky is capable of. Take no notice of his age, the last thing to go in a fighter is their power, he’ll have that until the end, so I know that this is a dangerous fight. (more…)



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton talks Paddy Barnes

David Haye lights up the heavyweight division 

Vijender Singh talks about a boxing league in India

Joseph Parker: ‘New champ nothing special’



January 19th, 2016

UFC

Faber agrees Cruz won; Doesn’t want Dillashaw fight

The main event at Fight Night Boston between champ TJ Dillashaw and challenger Dominick Cruz saw two judges on opposite ends of a 49-46 scorecard. Urijah Faber, who many think will get the next shot against either Dillashaw or Cruz, may have summed it up best . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Los Angeles

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Jamal James 145.6 vs. Javier Molina 146.8
David Benavidez 170.2 vs. Kevin Cobbs 170.8
Caleb Plant 167 vs. Adasat Rodriguez 167.8

Malcolm McAllister 162.2 vs. Tyrone Selders 162.8
Thomas Velasquez 128 vs. James De Herrera 127
Con Sheehan 213 vs. Jonathan Rice 271
Ronald Mixon 175.8 vs. Christian Solorzano 178
Sanjarbek Rakhmanov 143 vs. Jose Miguel Castro 141.6
Aaron Alameda 123 vs. Andre Wilson 121.8

Venue: Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: TGB Promotions
TV: FS1

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January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Promoters Greg Cohen and Roy Jones Jr. team up

Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions (GCP) has announced he will be teaming up with Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Promotions (RJJ) to continue his “Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network” series of boxing shows. GCP and RJJ will be co-promoting a nationally televised event at least once a month for the next 12 months, beginning with their debut on February 19, 2016, at the WinnaVegas Casino & Resort in Sloane, Iowa. Specific match-ups will be announced soon.



January 19th, 2016

Boxing News

Manny Arrives at LAX Airport

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

8-time World Champion Manny Pacquiao arrives from the Philippines at Los Angeles International Airport Monday evening as he prepares for his press tour this week.

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January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Orlando Salido targets Francisco Vargas

After feeling the disappointment of not getting a third fight with Rocky Martinez, two-time world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido has now set his sights on WBC super featherweight world champion and fellow Mexican Francisco “Bandido” Vargas. “It’s very disappointing to not get the Martinez fight. I felt like there what some unfinished business between us, but unfortunately it’s not going to happen and I need to move on,” said Salido who had forgone the holidays to train for a fight that was earmarked for late February or early March.

Salido and Martinez had two very memorable fights in 2015, with the Puerto Rican winning the first one in Puerto Rico in April and then in an all-out war in September in Las Vegas that was declare a draw, but the most media and press felt the Mexican won.

“I have no doubt that I won the second fight. He got lucky with the draw but acted like he had won. I was ready to go for a third fight not only for me but for the fans. I am sure that the third would have been better the first two,” added Salido. (more…)



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Golden Boy announces new LA Fight Club dates

Golden Boy Promotions has added more dates to its monthly boxing series LA FIGHT CLUB for 2016. Live from the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles and broadcasting nationally on Estrella TV, LA FIGHT CLUB is scheduled for February 19, March 4, and April 1 and April 15. In the first LA FIGHT CLUB of 2016, unbeaten East LA prospect Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) meets Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (28-6-3, 9 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver Youth featherweight title on January 29.



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Zepeda, Sanchez top Mexicali card

World ranked Mexican lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda also returns to the ring Saturday in Mexicali, Baja California, after a difficult second half of 2015. Zepeda (23-1, 20 KOs) take on Panamanian Ammeth “Chloroformo” Diaz (32-12, 23 KOs) in a must-win ten-rounder. He suffered his first defeat in a WBO title fight Terry Flanagan last July due to a shoulder injury, then got cut in a one round no-decision against Jose Alfaro.

In the co-feature, former IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sánchez (20-4-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico meets Filipino Jhon Gemino (12-5-1, 5 KOs).



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley 3: The Log in the Ocean

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By Bill Dwyre

So much of sports these days is image-building. Not for world champion boxer Tim Bradley. He spends exactly zero time even thinking about that.

He is fond of saying, “I’m happy to be a C-Class celebrity.”

Proof of that comes easily.

It is a Thursday noon in Indio, lunchtime at a deli across the street from where Palm Springs native Bradley has his training gym. Today, there is no training. That will begin Feb. 15 for his April 9 rubber match with Manny Pacquiao.

Bradley drives up in a big white van. His wife and business manager, Monica, is along. That’s it. No entourage. No security guards. No hangers-on, wearing caps that proclaim Bradley as the greatest or the richest. Just Monica and Tim, ready for lunch.

“I can go to dinner with my wife and a couple of people might stop by and shake my hand or say hello,” he says, “but nothing more. (more…)



January 18th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Boston Talking Points and Post-fight

Sunday night in Boston, it was like Dominick Cruz had never left.

Forced from the sport he loves for most of the last four years because of injury, Cruz returned in all his glory to reclaim the bantamweight championship in a five-round classic against now-former champion TJ Dillashaw at TD Garden . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Post-fight and bonus recap

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January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Szpilka Uncensored: Message for fans and Wilder-Povetkin prediction

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I’ll live, everything is OK. I’m a little disappointed with myself, because I had such a great hopes,” said Artur Szpilka (20-2, 15 KO) in today’s message. Szpilka who had to postpone his flight from NYC to Houston (doctors orders) was very thankful to all his fans. “Thanks for all the words of support – I’ll be back stronger, no doubt. This is what happens when you’re a heavyweight – one punch and you’re done. After Deontay hit me, I was out for like 45 seconds and I don’t remember the last couple of rounds before this KO. Respect to Wilder – I didn’t expect him to counter-punch me. Now I’ll fly to Poland for my right hand surgery, and when I’m completely healthy, try my chances fighting for the IBF belt.”

How quickly did “The Pin” recover? In exclusive video of his return from the hospital to New York hotel, Szpilka explained to his coach Ronnie Shields that he gave him “100 percent what I have.” Also, using a couple of X-rated words, he predicted what will happen to the WBC champion when he fights mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin.



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Julian “Camaron” Ramirez ready for next step

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Golden Boy

Undefeated featherweight prospect Julian “El Camarón” Ramirez (15-0, 8 KOs) of East L.A. will begin his 2016 campaign on Friday, January 29 as he takes on the Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (28-6-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego for the vacant WBC silver youth featherweight title. Ramirez vs. Martin will be part of the LA Fight Club series from the Belasco Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Ramirez has been training in a home gym at his trainer’s Rafael Sarabia’s house in Pico Rivera, California, just a few miles southeast of Los Angeles. We caught up with “El Camaron” to talk about his preparation and upcoming fight. (more…)



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Sasha Yengoyan returns next Saturday

Sasha YengoyanSasha Yengoyan, known as La bestia del Este, will return next Saturday on a pro-am show in the city of Asse, Belgium, just outside the Belgian capital Brussels.

30 year old Belgian based Armenian puncher Yengoyan, now 34-2-1(23), will face 21 year old Bulgarian Stanislav Nenkov, 13-13-0(2). Yengoyan, a former belt holder, is looking to make an impressive statement to go back into title contention as soon as possible. Yengoyan has a busy schedule lined-up with fights on Feb 29 in Rotterdam, Holland and will be the main event on the 16th Gentsboksgala on April 29 in Ghent, Belgium.

Two other pro fights with female Femke Hermans, who will make her pro debut, and Surik Petrosyan will complete this pro-am show on Saturday January 23.



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Skoglund signs four-year contract extension

Undefeated Swedish light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (24-0, 11 KOs) has signed a four-year contract extension with boxing promoter Team Sauerland. Skoglund is coming off a good year which saw the 24-year-old return from injury to defend his IBF Intercontinental title against Oleksandr Cherviak in a historic homecoming fight and score a unanimous points victory over Derek Edwards.



January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

David Haye’s hopes of facing Anthony Joshua dealt massing blow

I’m better and stronger than before, says Hayes

Tyson Fury sparks chaos in New York with Deontay Wilder

Floyd Mayweather charging big bucks to attend “victory tour” in UK

Manny Pacquiao to train early for third bout with Timothy Bradley



January 18th, 2016

UFC

Jedrzejczyk and Gadelha to coach TUF 23

The Ultimate Fighter® will put mixed martial arts’ global dominance on display again as UFC® strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will coach opposite No. 1 contender Claudia Gadelha. The coaches will lead a group of eight light heavyweights and eight strawweights who will compete for a UFC contract and the title of The Ultimate Fighter . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 18th, 2016

Boxing News

Wilder-Szpilka/Martin-Glazkov wrap-up

By Matt Richardson

“My right hand is a monster. Sometimes I get scared of it myself.”

Those were the words of WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder early Sunday morning following Wilder’s brutal knockout of Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The fight was held in front of 12,668 fans (the second largest crowd ever for a boxing event at the venue) and was televised live on Showtime.

“I knew I was winning,” Wilder said. “I knew it was pretty close but that didn’t bother me. I’m definitely looking forward to coming here again and putting my title on the line once more.”

As for when or against who that would be, no one knows for sure. Russian Alexander Povetkin is Wilder’s mandatory challenger if he wants to keep his belt and Povetkin was in attendance Saturday night to watch Wilder in person. (more…)



January 18th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Boston Main: Cruz Beats Dillashaw By Split Decision

It’s appropriate that on Muhammad Ali’s 74th birthday, Dominick Cruz floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee against TJ Dillashaw, regaining the UFC bantamweight title he never lost in the Octagon with a five-round split decision at TD Garden in Boston . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Alvarez gets close win, Browne and Trinaldo triumph

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT NEW JERSEY 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 18th, 2016

UFC

Fight Night Boston Prelims: Cote, Herman Get Big TKO Wins

The resurgence of 35-year-old veteran Patrick Cote continued in UFC Fight Night preliminary action at TD Garden in Boston Sunday, as he halted Ben Saunders in two rounds, making it wins in 5 of 6 welterweight bouts for the Canadian . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see early prelim coverage: Felder, Latifi win in early Boston fights

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January 17th, 2016

Boxing News

Corbin rolls through Santos in Dallas

By Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos by Carly Epstein

Undefeated heavyweight Greg Corbin of Dallas had his hands full against tough Roberto Santos of Mexico, but pounded out a victory in his hometown to win the North America Midwest Association championship at Gas Monkey Live. Both boxers started out slowly but both came to fight and over time the pace steadily increased into a solid, entertaining battle between two big men with respectable won-loss records. Early on these big men were moving in slow motion but both relied on solid boxing skills to rally the crowd and battle for eight rounds leading to Corbin’s unanimous-decision victory.

Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation judges Don Griffin and Javier Alvarez scored the bout 80-72 and Javier Martinez scored it 79-73, giving the fifth round to Santos. (more…)



January 17th, 2016




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