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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

More Darchinyan-Perez pics

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez both made weight one day before their main-event meeting on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, April 23, live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. (more…)



April 23rd, 2011



Boxing Result

Sanchez wins in Hamburg, NY

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Don Juan Fighting Promotions put on their first boxing show at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg, NY on Friday night. In the feature bout of the evening for the vacant WBC Youth title, Guillermo Sanchez of Buffalo took home an eight-round unanimous decision from Eduardo Ramirez of Laredo, TX. In the second round the southpaw Sanchez found the straight left working and dropped Ramirez for a count of five just before the bell. Sanchez was content to box over the next four rounds. In the seventh a left hand hurt Ramirez but Sanchez could not put him down. The game Ramirez and Sanchez exchanged punches until the final bell. The scores were 80-71 twice and 79-72 for Sanchez who improves to 13-2-1 while Ramirez slides to 6-7-1. For more details and photos click here…



April 23rd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty at the scale
Photos: Reynaldo Sanchez

Luis Ortiz 237 vs. Bert Cooper 237.25
Inocente Fiz 152 vs. Chris Henry 151.75
Yoandris Salinas 121.75 vs. David Green 121.5
Claudio Marrero 127.5 vs. Hipolito Rivera 128
Juan Carlos Payano 117.75 vs. Luis Angel Paneto 117
Humberto Savigne 168 vs. Marvin Jones 165.75
Pedro Rodriguez 194.5 vs. Juan Jose Ruiz 191.5
Kadel Martinez 119 vs. Zach Watkins 116.25

Venue: E Darwin Fuchs Pavilion Miami Dade Fair & Expo Center
Promoter: Dream Team Boxing
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April 22nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Prescott Decisions Jargal

Ringside by Scott Ploof and Billy “Loops” Luppert
Photo: Emily Harney

In the main event of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT, Breidis Prescott (24-2, 19 KOs) won a near shutout unanimous decision over a game Bayan Jargal (15-2-3, 9 KOs). Prescott worked his jab and landed the better power punches throughout the fight. Jargal had no answer to Prescott’s movement and hand speed. All three judges scored the bout for Prescott by scores of 99-91, 99-90, and 100-90. The five bout fight card was promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing.
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Undefeated junior middleweight Demetrius “The Hammer” Andrade landed a solid left to the body of his opponent Omar Bell (8-2, 5 KOs) which sent him to the canvas in the middle of round two. Bell, although up on one knee, was unable to answer the ten count of referee Dick Flaherty. Andrade with the knockout improves to (13-0, 9 KOs), while Bell suffers only the second loss of his professional career.
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Junior middleweight Kevin Rooney (1-0), who is known amongst boxing circles as the publicist for Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, made his professional debut a successful one as he dropped Philadelphia’s David Navarro (0-3) twice in the fight, once in the first round and once in the second round both with left hands. In the end, Rooney scored a four round unanimous decision win over Navarro by scores of 40-34 on all three cards. (more…)



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Benavidez headlines in Phoenix

Showdown Promotions and Top Rank have announced that undefeated Phoenix prospect Jose Benavidez Jr. (10-0, 9 KOs) will headline his first Arizona show on June 11 at Wild Horse Pass Casino’s Ovations Live Showroom Theater. “I can’t tell you how excited we are to be working with Top Rank to bring Jose to Arizona,” Showdown Promotions’ Gerry Truax said. “We’re coming back to Wild Horse Pass Casino, and we’re bringing our A-game. Imagine, one of boxing’s most exciting prospects is fighting for the first time at home. We’re so proud to be involved.”



April 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Thackerville, OK

Photos: Top Rank

Roberto Marroquin 123.6 vs Frankie Leal 123.4
Tommy Zbikowski 196.8 vs Blake Warner 194.4
Casey Ramos 133 vs John Jackson 133.2
Matt Korobov 161.2 vs Marcos Primera 161.4
Andy Ruiz Jr. 246.8 vs Angel Herrera 246.2
Venue: WinStar Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma
Promoter: Top Rank Inc.
TV: FOX Sports Network (FSN) & FOX Deportes
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April 22nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Weights from Atlantic City

Photo: Peltz Boxing

Omar Sheika 185 vs Garrett Wilson 184
Ronald Cruz 146 vs Manuel Guzman 144 1/2
Bryant Jennings 224 vs David Williams 227
Jose Medina 175 1/2 vs Derrick Webster 169
Keane Davis 146 vs Dontre King 146
Antowyan Aikens 163 vs Willie Mack 161
Edgardo Torres 138 vs Korey Sloane 138
Venue: Caesars Atlantic City, Palladium Ballroom
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.
Tickets: $75 & $50, first fight 7.30pm



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Darchinyan-Perez Gloves

By Francisco Salazar
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Fightnews.com found out that Yonnhy Perez and Vic Darchinyan will be wearing black Reyes gloves when they step inside the ring at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday night. As most in boxing are aware, Reyes is the puncher’s glove of choice.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Yonnhy Perez Weigh-in Quotes

By Francisco Salazar

Perez quotes to Fightnews:

On his fight with Darchinyan being elevated to the main event:

“It’s the same for me. All that happened during the week was on Agbeko and Mares. Nothing happened to my fight. I have the same desire to win on Saturday night.”

On making weight a week and a half prior to the weigh-in:

“It was easy for me to make 118 pounds because I watch what I eat. I do not starve myself or wait until the last minute.”



April 22nd, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Kevin Rooney Jr

By Michael Bender
Photos: Ed Diller

The name Kevin Rooney needs no introduction if you are a fan of boxing. Not so much because of what Kevin Rooney accomplished as a fighter, though he did have a respectable record including a fight with Alexis Arguello, but more notably what he accomplished as a trainer. Kevin Rooney was the trainer of one of the most feared, dominant, and single well known and recognized fighters since Muhammad Ali: Mike Tyson! Iron “Mike” may have Kevin Rooney to thank for much of his prime pugilistic career. Where Cus D’Amato left off, Rooney picked up, leading the former street thug through the legendary training camps in the Catskills Mountains to his claim to the heavyweight throne and title as “Baddest Man on the Planet!” But with all this being said, it is not this Kevin Rooney who needs this introduction. That honor goes to his son, Kevin Rooney Jr. who steps into the ring tonight! In this exclusive interview the young pugilist speaks out on his career and more. For more details and photos click here…



April 22nd, 2011

Scale Watch

Perez-Darchinyan Weights

By Francisco Salazar at the scale
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Vic Darchinyan 117.8 vs Yonnhy Perez 117.6
Davarryl Williamson 223.8 vs Michael Marrone 219.4
Vardan Gasparyan 150.8 vs Trenton Titsworth 144
Azat Hovhannesyan 128.7 vs Juan Reyes 130.6
Omar Figueroa 139.4 vs John Figueroa 140.3
Art Hovhannesyan 138 vs Jose Alfredo Lugo 136.8
Miguel Diaz 113 vs Alejandro Solorio 112
Venue: Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE
Promoter: Gary Shaw/Thompson Boxing
TV: SHOWTIME
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April 22nd, 2011

Boxing Result

“Fight Club OC” results

Even without the 9-0 jr welterweight Antonio Orozco off the show due to food poisoning, the sold out crowd of 1,382 fans at the second installment of “Fight Club OC” filled The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Thursday night had an action-packed evening as two rising fighters keep their pro records prefect and former heavyweight champion Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield watched the action from ringside.

In the featured bout of the evening, undefeated welterweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr of Oxnard, CA ran his record to 7-0 with a unanimous decision over a much shorter Jovanni Rubio of Santa Rosa, CA who drops to 7-14. (more…)



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Kelly Pavlik Quick Quotes

By Andreas Hale

Quick Quotes From Kelly Pavlik Conference Call:

Jack Lowe
(On Who Made The Decision For Kelly Pavlik To Check Into Rehab)
“It was his decision to quit drinking. We didn’t put a gun to his head and make him stay in California. He did that on his own terms and he doesn’t get the credit he deserves for making his own decisions. I think people are going to see a totally different fighter on May 7th.”

(On Moving To Super Middleweight)
“We can finally train like a fighter again instead of training just to keep the weight down. We can spend more time in the gym working on boxing. The snap is back. The old Kelly is back. He feels good and the weight is good for him.”

Kelly Pavlik
(On Drinking & Rehab)
“I got caught up in the partying part. When you get caught up in that you’re going to have stress and unhappiness at home. I was caught up with everything involved and I had to make a change. If I can’t drink anymore, It’s not going to make me unhappy. We nipped it in the ass before it got too late.”

(On His Upcoming Fight With Lopez)
“I definitely think this is a very important fight where I have to go out there and look good. If I don’t come back and perform with my “A” game, it’s going to be brutal (in the press). It’s important for me to submit my name back to the public and prove that I’m still a top level fighter. This is the most important fight of my career believe it or not.”

Bob Arum
(On Kelly fighting the top super middleweights)
“We’ll see how he does in this fight and then we’ll talk it over with the team and see who comes next. The super middleweight division is rich with talent and Kelly, I hope and believe, will fit right in.”

(On Kelly’s future)
“I think Kelly is a hero for overcoming this and a hero for even talking about it. Believe me, he’s going to end up bigger and better than he ever was. He’ll be a great example for so many people who suffer from addiction.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Vazquez vs Barrera?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Rumors of big names landing on the June 4 Zbik-Chavez Jr. card in Los Angeles continue to be hot and heavy. Some sources suggest the possibility that current IBF lightweight world champion Miguel ‘Titere’ Vazquez may face ring legend Marco Antonio Barrera. The source indicated that Vazquez was meeting in Tijuana with his promoter Fernando Beltran to decide his next defense and Vazquez is prepared to defend against Barrera or any other foe. Vazquez defended his belt on March 12 against mandatory challenger Lenny Zappavigna.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton: I’ve never used Facebook

It has been brought to the attention of Hatton Promotions that false and inaccurate comments have been attributed to Ricky Hatton on a social networking site. The Facebook page in question has absolutely no links with Hatton Promotions or Ricky. Lawyers are now taking the necessary steps to have the offending remarks removed and all unofficial Facebook pages using Ricky’s and Hatton Promotions name closed down:

“This rubbish that has been printed makes me feel sick to my stomach. Please, please do not believe a word of it. Of course, I am well known as a Manchester City supporter but any rivalry I have with Manchester United is good humoured banter. I would never ever make nasty comments about their players or the club’s long history in private or public. My younger brother, Matthew is a United fan. I am friends with Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand. Wayne even carried my belt into the ring when I fought Jose Luis Castillo in Las Vegas.

“I can say 100% that I have never used Facebook in my life and that I am proud to say that I got as much support from Manchester United fans as I did Manchester City fans through my career. I can assure all Manchester United fans that I have nothing but respect for the club’s achievements although I do look forward to the day City pip them to the Premier League title. What has been posted has nothing to do with myself or any Hatton Promotions employee and this matter is being taken up with Facebook as a matter of urgency.”



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Heavyweights headline in DC

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The Hard Times Promotions card on Saturday, April 23 at the DC Star (formerly DC Tunnel) Night Club in Washington, DC features two local heavyweights in separate six-round bouts.

Undefeated DC heavyweight Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm will take on veteran “Mr. P” Willie Palms of Jersey City, NJ in the main event. Byarm (10-0, seven KO’s) makes his first appearance in 2011. In his last outing, Byarm scored a fifth-round TKO over Winston Thorpe on December 11 in Pikesville, MD. Palms (10-9-1, five KO’s) has not fought since December of 2009 and will be trying to break an eight-bout losing streak.

Laurel, MD’s “The Big Ticket” Dwayne McRae also returns to action as he faces Terre Haute, IN’s James Porter. McRae (9-2, five KO’s) won his last bout at the DC Star on November 11 when he stopped Octavius Davis in the first round. Porter (5-14-2, one KO) fought Kyle Patrick to a four-round draw in his last outing on March 3 in Columbus, OH. (more…)



April 22nd, 2011

Feature Story

Arce ready for Vazquez Jr.

Photos: Rafael Soto/Top Rank

It’s has been a long time since Jorge “Travieso” Arce, has had an eight week training camp to prepare for a fight and not have to worry about weight issues or anything else for that matter. “I had about as good as camp as I had in a long time,” said Arce. “Everything is going very well and have that extra motivation for going for a fourth world title in four weight divisions” “I really want to win this fight. I very confident in my preparation for this fight and I believe my trainer Manuel Montiel Sr and his sons had given me the perfect plan to win this fight” Manuel Montiel Sr and his sons, Manuel Jr., Eduardo and Pedro, also train world champions Hugo Cazares and Hernan “Tyson” Marquez and of course the three-time world champion, Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel.” (more…)



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Arce workout video



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Peter Quillen Update

Prior to leaving for his Big Bear training camp in final preparation for his April 29th showdown against Jesse Brinkley, undefeated prospect Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin used a Vortex machine at his strength-and-conditioning coach Brad Bose’s Anatomi gym in Santa Monica in order to increase his arm strength and power punching. The 27-year-old Quillin (23-0, 17 KOs), born in Chicago and raised in Grand Rapids (MI), moved a year ago from Brooklyn to LA, where he hooked-up with Roach and started training at his famed Wild Card Gym, in addition to signing an exclusive promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions.

“Kid Chocolate” headlines an April 29 show against former world title challenger Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs) in Reno, Nevada, airing on Telefutura in a 10-round bout for the vacant USBO super middleweight title. (more…)



April 22nd, 2011

UFC

Mendes’ quest for gold

UFC 129 is LIVE on PPV Apr. 30!

Chad Mendes didn’t look like your typical UFC rookie when he set foot in the Octagon in February to take on Japan’s Michihiro Omigawa. Far from it in fact, as he drilled out a shutout three round decision win to improve to 10-0 as a pro . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com

For more info on UFC 129 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



April 22nd, 2011

Announcement

Rivera Opponent Named

By Scott Ploof

Former three time world champion and Worcester, MA’s own Jose Antonio Rivera (39-6, 24 KOs) will return to the ring for the first time in two and a half years on Friday May 20th at The Palladium in downtown Worcester, MA. Rivera will take on ring veteran and Connecticut native Luis Maysonet (32-11, 25 KOs), who himself has not fought in two and a half years as well, in the eight round main event. Both fighters have tremendous veteran experience which should make this a great fight between both competitors. Maysonet has been in the ring with the likes of Thomas Daamgard, Hector Camacho, and Ivan Robinson among others. Rivera has competed with Michael Trabant in Germany when he won the WBA welterweight title, Alejandro “Terra” Garcia, Daniel Santos, Travis Simms, and Luis Callazo among others. There will also be several local fighters from all over New England featured in undercard attractions. There are a limited amount of tickets left for this event, with less than 500 still remaining. Tickets from the originally canceled show that was to be held on Saturday April 9th will be honored on Friday May 20th. Remaining tickets can be purchased at The Palladium box office, tickets.com, and any FYE store. The fight card is being promoted by Jimbo Isperduli’s Paxton Promotions.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Sturm-Macklin on June 25

With the July 2 date being grabbed by the heavyweight unification clash between IBF/WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) and WBA champion David Haye (25-1, 23 KOs) in Hamburg, middleweight champion Felix Sturm has decided to move his next fight, which was originally planned to take place the same day. Sturm (35-2-1, 15 KOs) will now meet Matthew Macklin (28-2, 19 KOs) on June 25 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Boytsov punching pain-free

Photos: Inna Lagun

Heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (28-0, 23 KOs) has declared himself fully recovered from two surgeries on his right hand and is back in full training at the Universum Gym in Hamburg.

“I am overjoyed that the long period of suffering is over, and that I can again do what I want to do most,” said the 25-year-old understudy of trainer Artur Grigorian. Even around Easter he will take no break in training. I am hot to to get in top form as fast as possible to be for my next fight. I plan to have a big year.”

He should have his next fight in June in either Germany or the USA. More photos…



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Rafael Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former IBF and WBC world champion Rafael Marquez hopes to meet Mike Oliver on June 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Oliver-Marquez fight would be part of the undercard for the big Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Sebastian Zbik WBC middleweight title clash.
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One obstacle to the fight is Marquez recently suffered a hand injury that derailed his training in Mexico City.
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Meanwhile, newly crowned WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez named Marquez as an opponent he’d like to face.



April 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Darchinyan, Perez presser quotes

Photos: Tom Casino

Two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan and former International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight champion Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez will clash in the new main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday, April 23, live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The 12-rounder for the vacant International Boxing Organization (IBO) 118-pound title between Darchinyan (35-3-1, 27 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, by way of Armenia, and Colombia’s Perez (20-1-1, 14 KOs), of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., was elevated to main event status after a fight between IBF champion Joseph Agbeko and undefeated WBC Silver Belt champion Abner Mares was postponed after Agbeko suffered what doctors diagnosed as likely the sudden onset of sciatica earlier in the week. For more details and photos click here…



April 21st, 2011




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