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In a huge upset, Angel “Mikol” Aguilar (14-6-1, 6 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win an eight round split decision over WBO #2/IBF #11 rated bantamweight William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (26-4, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Jose Cuervo Salon (formerly Salon 21) in the Polanco Colonia of Mexico City. Scores were 76-75, 76-75 for Aguilar and 76-75 for Gonzalez, who entered the bout as the WBO’s mandatory bantamweight challenger.
In the main event, FECARBOX super flyweight titlist Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (17-2-1, 11 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBO #7 rated and Latin beltholder William “El Barranquillero” Urina (17-1, 14 KOs) in a regional unification clash. Garcia dropped Urina at the end of round four with a left uppercut/left hook and Urina suffered a deep cut on the hairline after an unintentional headbutt in round six that bled heavily for the rest of the fight. A desperate Urina floored Garcia in round twelve but was unable to finish him. Scores were 116-110, 117-109, 116-109.
World ranked Diego Chaves (17-0, 13 KOs) of Argentina retained his WBO Latino welterweight title by defeating former contender and fellow countryman Omar Weis (40-11-4, 17KOs) in an extremley close fight. The 24-year-old Chaves had all he could handle from the 38-year-old Weis. Weis dropped Chaves in round seven. Chaves beat the count but had to do all he could to survive the round as he was badly hurt. In round ten, a bad cut was opened on Weis’ right eye but the ringside doctor ruled he was fit to continue. Both fighters closed the final two rounds as if it were the beginning of the fight. Great action fight from beginning to end. All three judges favored Chaves 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113. The event took place at the Club Los Indios, Morenos in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Mario Margossian promoting.
World ranked Lucas Matthysee (28-1, 26 KOs) of Argentina punished former world champion Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (36-16-1, 22 KOs) in route to and 8th round TKO victory on Friday night at the Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni in Mendoza, Argentina. The game plan was evident for Matthysee to work work the body as he did this relentlessly. Matthysee was in control from the very beginning though Corley held his own. Corley was down an unheard of eight times in the fight including three times in the final round where the referee rightfully waved the fight off after the last knockdown. Corley to his credit beat the count rather easily each time but was a lot worse for wear after the knockdowns in round eight. Matthysee picked up the vacant WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title with the win. Golden Boy Promotions and Aranobox promoted the event.
In a non-title flyweight bout, reigning WBA light flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (26-1, 15 KOs) cruised to an uninspired ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Miguel Tellez (19-14-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 100-89 on all cards.
The popular Magdaleno brothers — Diego and Jesse – of Las Vegas will fight on a Top Rank Live! championship boxing card at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino this Saturday on a card the will be telecast on FSN and Fox Deportes live in the United States. In the main event, Diego Magdaleno, 17-0, will take on Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, 18-2, of Santo Domingo, who is a resident of Puerto Rico and is promoted by Cotto Promotions, They will battle for the NABF Super Featherweight Championship. Today both fighters had no problem making the weight as Magdaleno came in at a fit and ready 130 pounds and Jimenez at 129.
Diego’s younger brother Jesse – an amateur superstar who just signed with Top Rank – will face Cain Diaz, 0-1, of Bakersfield, Ca. in a four-round super bantamweight bout. Jesse has a record of 1-0-0, and came in today at 121.5 and Garcia tip the scale at 122. (more…)
It’s official. 22-year-old knockout artist David Lemieux (25-0, 24 KOs), currently ranked #2 in the world by the WBC will face his toughest test to date on April 8th under the shining lights of Montreal’s Bell Centre as he takes on against 30-year-old Mexican slugger and WBC #3 ranked contender Marco Antonio Rubio (49-5-1, 42 KOs) for a chance at becoming the mandatory challenger to the WBC world title. This WBC middleweight championship eliminator will act as the main event to the final installment of Groupe Yvon Michel’s FAST AND FURIOUS boxing series, and marks the first time Lemieux will face a true world title contender. (more…)
Terrance Cauthen 146 vs. Phillip McCants 146
Yehudy Fracas 149 vs. Jesse Crawford 141
Marcus Smith 133 vs. Bernard Porter 136 ½
Alando Swain 157 vs. David Navero 156 ½
Mark Ford 230 vs. Tyabb Beale 236
Derrick Webster 163 vs. William Chouloute 163 ½
Charles Hayward 169 vs. Jason Burrell 173
Promoter: Nedal Abuhhumoud (Nedal Promotions)
Venue: Hamilton Manor
1st Bell: 7:30 pm
Photos: Big Joe Miranda
Promoter Oscar De La Hoya announced the March 5 fight between welterweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Matthew Hatton at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. “Matthew Hatton is a very good fighter with an exciting style and I think together we’ll give the fans a great fight,” said Alvarez. “I know he’s hungry to get this victory and move closer to a world championship, but I want this one more, and I’ll show it on March 5.” Matthew Hatton was not on hand at the press conference. More photos…
Here is the current bout sheet for the January 29th WBC/WBO junior welterweight unification clash between WBC champ Devon Alexander “The Great” and WBO champ Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan:
Bermane Stiverne vs. Kertson Manswell (heavyweight)
Kendall Holt vs. Lenin Arroyo (welterweight)
James De La Rosa vs. Germaine Sanders (welterweight)
Vernon Paris vs TBA (jr welterweight)
Darryl Cunningham vs. Alberto Mercedes (super middleweight)
Marcus Oliveira vs. Demetrius Jenkins (light heavyweight)
Julio Diaz vs. Pavel Miranda (welterweight)
Andre Gorges vs. Angel Hernandez (jr welterweight)
Julian Williams vs. Torrence King (jr middleweight)
Note: USBA junior welterweight champion Tim Coleman suffered a right shoulder injury in sparring and has withdrawn from his title defense against Vernon Paris. A new opponent for Paris will be announced shortly.
From the Texas Station in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Top Rank card on FOX Sports:
Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Marcos Leonardo Jimenez 129
Roberto Marroquin 127 vs. Eduardo Arcos 127.5
Jesse Magdaleno 121.5 vs. Cain Garcia 122
Anthony Lenk 144 vs. Tyler Pogline 143
Jose Benavidez Jr 140 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 139
Abie Han 158 vs. Orphius White 158
Julio Cesar Dos Santos 208 vs. Valente Tinajero 203.5
Weights for tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fights for the Troops 2″ from Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas:
Evan Dunham 156 vs. Melvin Guillard 155
Tim Hague 256.5 vs. Matt Mitrione 260
Mark Hominick 145.5 vs. George Roop (145
Pat Barry 240 vs. Joey Beltran 230
Cole Miller 155.5 vs. Matt Wiman 155
Yves Edwards 155 vs. Cody McKenzie 155
Mike Guymon 170.5 vs. DaMarques Johnson 170
Mike Brown 146 vs. Rani Yahya 145
Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire 155 vs. Waylon Lowe 156
Amilcar Alves 171 vs. Charlie Brenneman 171
Chris Cariaso 135 vs. Will Campuzano 135
Photo: Steven Limentani
Evander Holyfield 224 vs. Sherman Williams 258
Kevin Johnson 245.5 vs. Julius Long 300
Monte Barrett 228.5 vs. Charles Davis 232.5
Donatas Bondoravas 160 vs Willie Fortune 158
Cedric Boswell 232 vs. Dominque Alexander 215
Domonique Dolton 159 vs. Marcos Primera 162.5
Miguel Gonzalez 135.5 vs. Ramon Guevara 133.5
WHAT: “Redemption In America” PPV
WHEN: Saturday, 9PM ET, 6PM PT
WHERE: Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
PROMOTER: ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier
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PAY-PER-VIEW ANNOUNCERS: Al Bernstein (color analyst) and former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (blow-by-blow)
RING ANNOUNCER: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
TICKETS: Call 1.800.453.4858.
INFORMATION: Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT
By Boxing Bob Newman
Emmanuel Lucero 129 vs. Oscar Cuero 130
Markus Williams 157 vs. Lawrence Jones 157
Jackie Trivlino 126 vs. Karen Dulin 126
Joe Yerdon 150 vs. Rogelio Sanchez 153
Sarah Kuhn 144 vs. Cassandra Lindsey 141
Shawn Miller vs. Mark Anderson was scratched due to injury.
Promoter: Ares Promotions
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom, State & Lodge Streets
General Admission $40
First Bell at 7 p.m.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos by Alma Montiel
WBC Youth world champions Juan Antonio Rodriguez and Esmeralda Moreno are ready to defend Saturday against their Mexican compatriots Hugo Morales and Yesenia Martínez in the featured fights on the event billed as “Gala de Estrellas” presented by Boxeo de Gala.
Alvaro Perez 117.70 vs. Hugo Ruiz 117.70
(WBA interim bantamweight championship)
Ana Maria Torres 114.84 vs. Naomi Yamaguchi 114.84
Irma Sanchez 106.70 vs. Kathia Gutierrez 106.70
Arely Muciño. 111.76 vs. Chantel Cordova 111.76
Promoter: HG Boxing
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Neza 86
A purse bid was held today at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico for the right to promote a WBC light heavyweight silver championship title bout between former WBC 175 lb World champion Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu (27-2-0, 15 KO) from Romania/Canada and Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry (25-2-0, 20 KO) from Houston, Texas. InterBox won with an offer of $70,000 USD. According to WBC rules, both Adrian Diaconu and Chris Henry will split the sum 50/50. InterBox was the only bidder present in Mexico.
Important to note is the fact that this bout is also a final eliminator, and the winner will automatically become the mandatory contender to current WBC Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal. Adrian Diaconu has fought Pascal twice with the WBC Title at stake, losing both times by unanimous decision in very exciting and entertaining fights. (more…)
Looks like the camp of WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan is reopening talks with handlers of Euro champ Paul McCloskey.
Although the clock is running on the free negotiation period for the WBC-mandated rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins, Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel told the Montreal Gazette that he still believes Pascal’s next opponent will be Chad Dawson, provided that a network is willing to cough up a $2 million offer.
Former world title challenger and U.S. Olympian boxer Zahir Raheem will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Atlanta in the Kelly’s Alley of the Underground of Atlanta on January 28th from 6PM-8PM. There will be free admission.
English light heavyweight titleholder Danny McIntosh will be challenging French champion Thierry Karl for the vacant European belt on Saturday night at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine in France.
The WBC has announced the results of the two purse bids scheduled for today:
Promoters GYM and Promociones del Pueblo reached an agreement for the final elimination bout between #2 rated David Lemieux, from Canada and #3 rated Marco Antonio Rubio, from Mexico, in the middleweight division.
Interbox won the purse bid for the final elimination bout between former champion Adrian Diaconu, from Romania/Canada, rated #4 and Chris Henry, from the USA, rated #3 in the light heavyweight division.
Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez
Jonathan Oquendo 122 vs. Cecilio Santos 121
(NABO super bantamweight title)
Carlos Negrón 211 vs. Willie Herring 207
Mcjoe Arroyo 118 vs. Eduardo Meléndez 119
Rafael Sierra 147 vs. Joananthony Vázquez 147
Luis Román Díaz 119 vs. Héctor González 120
Frank Santos De Alba 130 vs. William Lorenzo TBA
Jonel Nieves 114 vs. Jorge González TBA
Venue: Bayamón Correctional Complex 1072
Promoter: PR Best
TV: PPV (Puerto Rico)
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On February 19th at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, former WBC junior welterweight world champion Junior “The Hitter” Witter (37-3-2, 22 KOs) returns for the first time since losing to Devon Alexander in an August 2009 WBC 140lb title fight. Witter faces Victor Lupo (18-1-2, 9 KOs) in a ten round welterweight clash. “It got to the point where just making the weight took it all out of me,” said Witter. “Imagine getting into the ring with guys like Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander, and having nothing left? That’s what 140 was doing to me. Now, instead of battling weight during camp, then dragging myself into the ring, I’m strong, refreshed and able to concentrate more on domination, and less on starvation.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Word is Top Rank and Zanfer have an interest signing Venezuelan prospect Luis Valero, the younger brother of the late former world champion Edwin Valero. Luis has had a lot of attention and interest in his career after making his professional debut in 2010 and now has won three fights – all by first round KO. Sources say Valero is mulling over a multi-year offer. If he accepts, he would relocate to Los Angeles and work with former Edwin Valero trainers Mario Morales and Roberto Alcázar, as well as the respected Joel Diaz.
There’s a thin line between humility and exaggeration. Five minutes talking with undefeated Abraham “Abie” Han, you’ll be asking yourself whether it’s better to believe this kid is the best thing to come out of El Paso since Chico’s Tacos, or if it’s better to second guess yourself that what you saw in the ring was an illusion of talent and raw power . . . Click here for more
The draw took place today for “Prizefighter Light-Heavyweights II,” taking place at Olympia in Kensington, London on January 29. This is the 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man one-night tournament. The winner will take home a £32,000 first prize.
Billy Slate vs Jack Morris
Llewellyn Davies vs Travis Dickinson
Tony Dodson vs Michael Banbula
Joe Smyth vs Menay Edwards
European welterweight champion Matthew Hatton has commented on March 5 clash with undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on March 5 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. “There is a lot of hype surrounding Alvarez and a lot of knowledgeable people are tipping him for greatness,” stated the younger brother of Ricky Hatton. “It is a big step up in class for me, but I have proven myself at European level and I am ready to move on.
“So many fighters say they want to face the best, but when the opportunity comes along their mouths go dry, but this is what I am all about. I will take on all-comers and the experience I have of fighting in big Las Vegas bills on my brother’s undercard will be a great help. I am going there to win and prove that I belong in world class. I know that Saul is the house fighter, but Golden Boy Promotions are very fair people and I have some good friends there so I know we will be looked after. A lot of fighters spend weeks in America before a fight, but I will do all my hard training in our Hatton Health and Fitness facility.”
Matthew and trainer Bob Shannon will fly out to California ten days before the clash, and Ricky Hatton will be at ringside cheering for him on fight night.
Even after having turned 48 years old in October, four-time heavyweight champion, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield, will meet 38-year-old Sherman “Tank” Williams on Saturday night at the Greenbrier Resort in southeastern West Virginia. . . . Click here for more by AOL Fanhouse
“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.
Former two-division world champion Zab Judah (40-6, 27 KOs) and his promoter Kathy Duva spoke yesterday about the scheduled March 5th clash for the vacant IBF jr. welterweight championship between Zab and Kaizer Mabuza (23-6-3, 14 KOs) in the new Amerihealth Pavilion at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Kathy Duva, Main Events CEO: “We have a new chapter opening for us and also a new one for Zab Judah as well. On March 5th we are going to be back in Newark and Zab is going to become a world champion again. Main Events along with Zab is going to be opening a new venue at Prudential Center, it’s called the Amerihealth Pavilion. We are very excited about that.” (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
American referee Mark Nelson will be the third man in the ring when Mexican challenger Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (26-1, 25 KOs) and Nicaraguan challenger Alvaro Perez (19-2, 12 KOs) meet at Estadio Olimpico Neza 86 on Mexico City on Saturday. The three judges are Russell Mora (U.S.), Carlos Sucre (Venezuela) and Pasquale Procopio (Canada). The fight supervisor is Guy Jutras (Canada).
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Word is that WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez rejected Erik Morales as an opponent Thursday afternoon in a meeting with Golden Boy Promotions. Golden Boy has an April 9 date in Las Vegas locked in for Marquez but now must find another opponent.
By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
They are two boxers with similar stories. Montreal welterweights Antonin Decarie (24-1 7KO) and Jo Jo Dan (27-1 15KO) both are ranked top ten, both have managed to fly largely under the radar fighting almost exclusively in Montreal, and both traveled to Europe last year to fight for interim world titles last year and suffered questionable decisions.
Both will also be featured on the February 11th edition of “Fast and Furious” at the Bell Centre in Montreal and broadcast on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and promoted by Group Yvon Michel (GYM). Decarie ranked #8 (WBA) will be facing off against Shamone Alvarez (21-3 12KO) while Dan who carries a #3 (WBC) ranking will be put in with former Contender series star Steve Forbes (35-8 11KO). (more…)
The Four Points Sheraton in San Diego will open its doors once again for TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” on January 28. The main event will be an exciting clash of junior featherweight prospects with Charles Huerta (16-1, 8 KOs) meeting up with unbeaten Raul Hirales Jr. (11-0-1, 7 KOs) in an eight round main event. In the co-main event, undefeated featherweight phenom Gary Russell Jr. (13-0, 9 KOs) makes his 2011 debut against an opponent to be named in another eight rounder.
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