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Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Photos: Provodnikov, Castillo, Rourke workouts

Images from Wednesday's media workout in conjunction with Friday's fight between Former WBO jr. welterweight world champion "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, ...

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Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Photos: Provodnikov-Castillo press conference

Former WBO jr welterweight champion Ruslan “The Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KOs) and 40-year-old former two-time lightweight champion Jose Luis Castillo ...

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Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

Crawford, Beltran ready to rumble

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and #1 contender and mandatory challenger ...

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Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Terence Crawford/Ray Beltran media day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" and #1 contender and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran ...

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Just a Sek – Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Just a Sek - Krasniqi faces Polish challenge ahead of potential showdown with Brähmer

Report/Photos by Tony Mayger Back in April 2012, Robin Krasniqi (42-3-0) traveled to London to do battle with Nathan Cleverly, the WBO light-heavyweight ...

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Boxing News

Cleverly tops December 11 card

Frank Warren celebrates 30 years in boxing in style on December 11 with another blockbuster show. Following the success of his “Magnificent Seven” card in September, Warren will again put on a multiple title show, this time at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Warren announced that Welsh hot-shot Nathan Cleverly will challenge for the Interim WBO light heavyweight title, Paul Smith defends his British super middleweight crown against James DeGale, Matt Macklin makes a defence of his European middleweight crown, Kell Brook defends his WBO Intercontinental strap, 2007 Amateur world champion Frankie Gavin challenges for the WBO Intercontinental light welterweight crown and Tony Bellew puts his Commonwealth light heavyweight title on the line. (more…)



October 14th, 2010



Boxing News

Gesta training in SD

Photo: Team Gesta

After traveling north to the famed Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, CA, for his two past training camps, unbeaten WBO Youth lightweight champion Mercito “No Mercy Gesta (19-0-1, 9KOs) decided to stay put and set up camp in his adoptive hometown of San Diego, CA. Gesta will be trading leather against his toughest test to date on his way to a title Ivan “Relampago” Valle (28-9-3, 24KOs) of Los Mochis, Mex, in the eight round main event of Spanish language Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on Friday, October 22nd. (more…)



October 14th, 2010

Feature Story

Tarver’s targets heavies

Interview by David Finger
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Usually when a 41-year-old former light heavyweight champion on the heels of back to back losses announces that he’s going to make a run for the heavyweight championship, boxing insiders are less than supportive. The conventional wisdom is that the comeback will end in a humiliating defeat, or worse. And more often than not, the comeback is ignored by the networks in hope that it will go away on its own.

Such is the power of Antonio Tarver (27-6, 19 KO’s) that he has already done something magical: create a major buzz in the sport despite his age and his losses in his last two fights. . . . Click here for more



October 14th, 2010

Announcement

“Who’s The Man II” in Baltimore

Jr middle prospect Stevenson returns Oct 23rd

James “Keep em’ Sleepin” Stevenson (13-0, 10 KOs) will make his highly anticipated return Saturday, October 23 when he battles once beaten Phillip “The Mongoose” McCants (8-1, 3 KOs) in the six-round junior middleweight headliner of Baltimore Pro Boxing’s “Who’s The Man II” event at the Pikesville Armory. (more…)



October 14th, 2010

UFC

UFC fighters on London

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

UFC stars who live in Londontown give their recommendations about where to go while you’re on their turf for the UFC Fan Expo. . . Click here for more



October 14th, 2010

Feature Story

Bute-Brinkley Presser

Photos by Herby Whyne

IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute (26-0, 21 KOs) faced off with mandatory challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-5-5, 22 KOs) at a news conference Wednesday in Montreal for their world title clash on Friday at the Bell Centre. “I’m ready,” vowed the unbeaten champion. “We spent six weeks in Florida to train. I’m prepared. I took it seriously and it will be quite a show.” Brinkley warned Bute not to count him out. “It doesn’t bother me that people think I’m the underdog,” said Brinkley. “Lucian has his hands full with me.” (more…)



October 14th, 2010

UFC

Hathaway on the rise

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

If you went simply by the looks on the faces of John Hathaway and Thomas Egan as they sat together at the press conference before their UFC 93 bout in Dublin in January of 2009, it would have been Game, Set, and Match in favor of Ireland’s Egan, who appeared to be an old pro at 20 as he answered query after query from the assembled media. . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



October 14th, 2010

Boxing News

“The Rising Son Returns” PPV Line-up

“The Rising Son Returns” PPV undercard for Saturday’s WBO junior featherweight title fight between world champion Wilfredo “WV2″ Vazquez, Jr. (19-0-1, 16 KOs) and former wbo super flyweight champion/WBO #10 Ivan “Choko” Hernandez (28-4-1, 17 KOs) is set.

The co-feature is a scheduled twelve-rounder for the WBO youth middleweight belt between Raul “Tigre” Casarez (15-2, 8 KOs) of Mexico and local hero Anthony “Ice” Greenridge (14-5-1, 5 KOs).

Also on tap are unbeaten Polish middleweight Patrick Majewski (13-0, 8 KOs) against Joseph Gomez (17-2-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled eight-rounder and 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian McJoe Arroyo (5-0, 2 KOs) versus upset-minded Israel “Filipino” Rojas (3-1, 2 KOs) in a bantamweight clash scheduled for six.

Click here for full PPV info sheet



October 13th, 2010

Feature Story

Vazquez-Hernandez presser quotes

Photos by Joel A. Colón/All Star Boxing

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, All Star Boxing, Inc and Promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr. will return to the city that has hosted many of the company’s boxing shows during the past 10 years that have filled the Kissimmee Civic Center on many occasions. WBO Jr. Featherweight Champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. of Bayamon, Puerto Rico will make the second defense of his title when he meets his toughest opponent so far in Ivan “Choko” Hernandez of Ensenada, Mexico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with Vazquez WBO Jr. Featherweight Title at stake. (more…)



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Bill Caplan joins Golden Boy

Golden Boy Promotions has announced that Hall of Fame publicist Bill Caplan, who has over 40 years of experience in boxing and sports publicity, has joined Golden Boy Promotions as a Public Relations Consultant. Caplan has worked with virtually every major fighter over the years and is known for his long-standing relationships and work with George Foreman and Oscar de la Hoya. “We are extremely excited to add Bill to our public relations team at Golden Boy Promotions,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “He has the experience, knowledge and expertise to bring Golden Boy’s public relations efforts to the next level.” (more…)



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

WV2-Choko Presser highlights

Video: Joel A. Colón/All Star Boxing


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October 13th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

GSP and Kos Turn Things Up On An All New TUF, Plus Primetime Part Two Premieres On SPIKE: Coaches Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck push their teams to the limit on an all new episode of The Ultimate Fighter, plus Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez continue their collision course to UFC 121 on part two of UFC Primetime! Starting at 10pm ET/PT TONIGHT on SPIKE

Too Big For The Small Screen – See UFC 121 Live In Theaters: Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez collide on October 23rd in a huge heavyweight battle – experience this larger than life event LIVE on the big screen at select theaters!



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Vitali Klitschko Media Workout



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Shannon Briggs Media Workout



October 13th, 2010

Interview

Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Speaks

WBO jr. featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. spoke to Fightnews.com moments after having to be separated from challenger Ivan “Choko” Hernandez after things got physical during their face-off at Wednesday’s press conference in Kissimmee, Florida.

Promoter Tuto Zabala Jr. explained a bit more about the bad blood that has developed between the fighters.



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Mike Jones Teleconference Quotes

Photo by Rick Scharmberg

By Rick Scharmberg

Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum and Russell Peltz hosted a teleconference on Wednesday in support of highly regarded Mike “MJ” Jones (22-0, 18KOs), who will face tough Jesus Soto-Karass (24-4-3, 16 KOs) in a televised ten round bout on the Manny Pacquiao – Antonio Margarito PPV card on November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Jones is ranked in the top-5 across the board at welterweight, and is the top-rated contender in the WBA. A victory over Soto-Karass would all but guarantee Jones – the reigning NABA and NABO welterweight champ – a crack at the world title. “This fight is a big opportunity for me because millions will be watching around the world,” stated Jones. “I will do my best to shine and show that I am one of the best out there.” (more…)



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Antonio Margarito mountain run

Story and photos by Ricardo Conde

Today Fightnews caught up with three-time world champion, the “Tijuana Tornado” Antonio Margarito (38-6, 27 KOs) for his early morning run up the mountains in Ventura County, CA in preparation for his up coming bout against seven-time world champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (51-3-2, 38 KOs). “We are alternating Margarito’s runs, he runs on the track, at the beach and today in the mountains.” said chief trainer Robert Garcia. “He runs non-stop, and with four weeks until the fight, Margarito is in great shape, we are right on schedule, he’s exactly where we want him to be.” continued Garcia. more + photos



October 13th, 2010

Announcement

Meza takes on Vazquez

Dominguez Boxing Promotions, Promociones Internacionales, in association with Sampson Boxing LLC, have joined forces to promote “El Gran Festival de Mexico” on Friday, Oct. 29. In the main event, super featherweights Antonio “Barrios” Meza (24-8, 16 KOs) and Cesar “Saba” Vazquez (20-0, 13 KOs) will clash in a 12-rounder. (more…)



October 13th, 2010

Announcement

“Windy City Fight Night 13″

Chicago's prospect headline Nov 19th card

Ivan Popoca and “The Polish Prince” Andrzej Fonfara will co-headline “Windy City Fight Night 13″ on Friday, November 19, at the UIC Pavilion. The card, promoted by Dominic Pesoli’s 8-Count Productions, will feature Chicago’s most popular young prospects in separate eight-rounders.

“This card is truly the culmination of a fantastic year in boxing in Chicago. With Popoca and Fonfara in main event bouts and a sensational undercard featuring Chicago’s finest young prospects, we’re thrilled to bring this outstanding event to the local fight fans” said Pesoli. (more…)



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Vazquez-Hernandez erupts

Fightnews.com

By Karl Freitag

The fight nearly started early during today’s Wilfredo Vazquez Jr-Ivan “Choko” Hernandez press conference in Kissimmee, Florida. The fighters had to be separated during the face off for photographers and tempers are running hot for Saturday’s PPV showdown. Photos and video to come.



October 13th, 2010

Feature Story

Second chance for Aguilera

Story by Alex Dombroff
Photos by Emily Harney

Which fighter taking the ring in the main event of this Friday’s ShoBox is fighting with his career on the line, at a weight he is not accustomed to, and is coming off a loss that many thought would end his career as a serious contender?

What? You didn’t answer Nagy Aguilera? . . . Click here for more



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Solis-Austin in Miami

Promoter Ahmet Öner has announced that heavyweight contenders Odlanier Solis and Ray Austin meet on December 17th at the American Airlines Arena in Miami. The winner will be mandatory challenger to WBC champion Vitali Klitschko. “Solis will give no chance to Austin and finally get his opportunity against Klitschko at the beginning of the year,” said Öner. “He had a long wait for this possibility. We’re glad that we have now, finally, have a date for the fight against Austin. Finally, Solis can prove that he’s in another league than most of these old men who are hanging around at the top at the moment.”

In the co-feature, King has unbeaten light heavyweight world champion Tavoris Cloud scheduled against TBA.

WBC welterweight silver champion Secuk Aydin, whom WBC champion Andre Berto was ordered to fight next, will also appear on the card. That fight was actually scheduled for late November but was postponed to next year because the parties could not agree financially.

“The offer we got for the fight was not simply good enough,” said Öner. “It’s also evident that Berto and his promoter Lou DiBella didn’t want to fight against Selcuk. So we agreed that both can take an interim fight and then we’ll negotiate once more at the beginning of the year.”

The event will be promoted ARENA and Don King Productions.



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Abril back in ring after 13 days

By Boxing Bob Newman

Rochester, New York welterweight Kenny Abril is quickly making up for lost time. After fifteen months out of the ring during which time he got married and served as one of Miguel Cotto’s chief sparring partners, Abril returned on October 2, 2010 at Turning stone Casino winning a six round decision over Francisco Ginorio. This Friday, October 15, Abril will be back in the ring in his hometown of Rochester on the latest of promoter Ron Resnick’s War at the Armory series, headlined by Willie Monroe Jr., great nephew of Philadelphia middleweight legend Willie “The Worm” Monroe who gave Marvelous Marvin Hagler his second loss back in 1976. New York State welterweight champ Abril, 10-3-1 (5 KOs) will be facing Puerto Rico’s Javier Perez, 7-3, (5 KOs).



October 13th, 2010

Announcement

Brinkley likes his promoter!

Photos courtesy of Let's Get It On

IBF super-middleweight mandatory contender Jesse Brinkley (35-3, 22 KOs) faces IBF champion Lucian Bute (26-0, 21 KOs) this Friday in Montreal. Brinkley’s rise to a world title shot may have never happened if it were not for the partnership he has built with Reno, NV based Let’s Get It On Promotions.

In early 2007, Brinkley was at a low point in his career. He had lost two fights on national television and his future looked bleak. Most, including Brinkley himself, thought that his career was over. At the same time, Terry and Tommy Lane, who had taken over their father’s promotional company, were looking to get started. (more…)



October 13th, 2010

UFC

Cantwell begins again

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

When it comes to the topic of 2009, don’t expect UFC light heavyweight prospect Steve Cantwell to be holding it up as a banner year in his life and career, but as he approaches his long-awaited return to the Octagon Saturday night against Stanislav Nedkov, he can safely say that 2010 has been a lot better for him . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC



October 13th, 2010

Boxing News

Zab Judah Update

Former welterweight and junior welterweight Champion Zab Judah has taken his training to a new level in preparation for his Nov. 6th match-up with Argentine Knock Out artist Lucas Matthysse at Newark’s Prudential Center. Known in boxing circles simply as “Super Judah,” the 32-year old Brooklyn native has given a whole new meaning to the word “Super” in recent weeks. “I’ve been running Mt. Charleston every other day since I heard that Matthysse is coming to fight me on HBO in front of my hometown crowd,” Judah enthused. “I am so excited about this fight. I have never been in better shape in my life. I could fight this kid right now!” (more…)



October 13th, 2010

UFC

Q&A Alexander Gustaffson

UFC 120 is LIVE on SPIKE TV Oct. 16!

With two UFC fights already under his belt, Alexander Gustafsson will look to deliver a career-defining performance in London on Saturday when he takes on veteran striker Cyrille Diabate. UFC.com’s Darragh Creamer recently had the opportunity to talk to “The Mauler”. . . Click here for more by Darragh Creamer, UFC



October 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Bute/Brinkley Montreal Workout

Photo: Herby Whyne / Fightnews Canada

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, mandatory challenger Jesse Brinkley, former WBC light heavy champ Adrian Diaconu and Omar Sheika worked out for the Montreal press today in advance of Friday’s card at the Bell Centre. Click here for more photos.



October 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Hernandez sharp in workout

Photo: All Star Boxing

Former world champion Ivan “Choko” Hernandez (27), ranked #10 by the WBC and WBO, had an open workout today in Orlando in preparation for his WBO Jr. Featherweight title challenge this Saturday night against defending champion Wilfredo Vazquez, Jr. (19-0-1-16 KO’s), of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, at the 10,500 seat Silver Spurs Arena of the Osceola Heritage Park in an event billed, “The Rising Son Returns,” promoted All Star Boxing. Click here for more photos.



October 12th, 2010

Boxing News

Philly card cancelled

Wednesday’s boxing event at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia has been canceled. No make-up date has been decided as of yet.



October 12th, 2010




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