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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone ...

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Jose Benavidez 145.8 vs. Henry Aurad 146 Oscar Valdez 125.6 vs. Juan Ruiz 125.4 Trevor McCumby 173.8 vs. Michael ...

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York City

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank WBO Lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford "the Pride of Omaha" visited the Veterans Hospital in New York City, Friday ...

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Sergey Khomitsky 166.6 (WBO Inter-Continental super middleweight title) Robin Krasniqi 173 vs. Oleksandr Cherviak 172.8 (WBO ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

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UniMas Weights from Phoenix

UniMas Weights from Phoenix

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Terence Crawford hits New York City

Terence Crawford hits New York

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Weights from Dessau, Germany

Weights from Dessau, Germany

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Boxing News

Kiattaweesuk stops Hui

Photo: Jimmy Chaichotchuang

Photo: Jimmy Chaichotchuang

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

World bantamweight contender Tantong Kiattaweesuk (13-0) was impressive in scoring a four round stoppage of Wan Jun Hui (5-9-1) to retain IBF Pan Pacific bantamweight title at Tambon Dantabtako, Ratchaburi, Thailand on Thursday. Southpaw Kiattaweesuk attacked the tall Chinese boxer from first bell cutting off the ring continually to score with effective head and body punches. The importation scored with accurate long range punches on the back move but they did not have the power to gain Kiattaweesuk’s respect. In round four IBF#14 Kiattaweesuk dropped Hui three times at which point the referee Sanong Au-Im crowned the Thai boxer at 2.40 of the round. For more details and photos click here…



October 30th, 2009



Scale Watch

Weights from Toluca, MX

Photo: Courtesy WBA

Photo: Courtesy WBA

Gabriel F. Cordero at the scale

Ibeth Zamora 104.7 vs Marisol Molina TBA
(interim WBA female minimumweight championship)
Carina Moreno 104.7 vs Anabel Ortiz. 104.7
(WBC female super flyweight championship)
Gerson Guerrero 114.8 vs Antonio Garibay 114.6
Jorge de Alba 123.2 vs Vicente Mejía 124.3
Javier Gallo 116.6 vs Rene Trujillo 114.4
Gilberto Ramírez 158.4 vs Felipe Mota 154
Jorge Ibarra 132 vs Jorge Hernández Morelia 132
Iván García Estado 156.2 vs Adrián Hernández Morelia 154
Adrián Luna 177.1 vs Miguel Falcón 176
Venue: Gimnasio Del Imcufide, Toluca, México, Mexico
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October 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Las Vegas

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Joseph Agbeko 118 vs Yonnhy Perez 118
(IBF bantamweight championship)
Antonio DeMarco 134.5 vs Jose Alfaro 134.5
(WBC interim lightweight championship)
Ray Austin 242 vs DaVarryl Williamson 219.5
James De La Rosa 150 vs Lenin Arroyo 147.5
Bermane Stiverne 236 vs Jerry Butler 276.5
Nelson Linares 159 vs Archak Termeliksetian 157
Angelo Santana 137 vs Miguel Gonzalez 138
Marvin Quintero 134 vs Walter Estrada 131
Venue: Treasure Island Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: DKP
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October 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Smith edges Quigley

By Alexey Sukachev

In a grueling clinchfest, Paul Smith (28-1, 15 KOs) wrestled the British national super middleweight title with a split decision over previous titlist Scott Quigley (13-2, 6 KOs) at Echo Arena in Liverpool. Both fighters turned the contest into an ugly and uneventful stinker with a lot of grappling and wreslting. Quigley was a better man throughout the first half of the fight but the challenger proved to be stronger down the stretch. Neither fighter was ever rocked except for a badly tired champion during the last round. Smith was cut over his right eye in the tenth. At the end two judges saw it in favour of the local hero: 116-113 and 116-112, while the third one scored the contest for Scott Quigley: 114-116. This reporter saw it 115-114 – for Quigley, and SKY Sports’ analyst and former world champion Jim Watt made it a draw – 114-114.
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James DeGale (4-0, 3 KOs), 2008 Beijing middleweight gold medalist for the United Kingdom, stopped an unbeaten but hugely overmatched Ally Morrison (2-1-1) at the beginning of the third. DeGale used his fascinating speed and reflexes to frustrate his foe in the first couple of rounds. In round three, former amateur star went in for kill and got the job done with a series of powerful left hooks. Morrison wasn’t been down but looked dazed enough for the referee to stop the contest.
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Another British Olympian Frankie Gavin (4-0, 4 KOs) easily notched his fourth consecutive knockout win with the second-round stoppage of shorter and hugely overmatched Steve Saville (19-7, 8 KOs). 24-year old Gavin was all over the veteran from the beginning, punishing him mercilessly at the ropes. At 0:27 of the second round, Saville was downafter a quick counter combo by Gavin. He got himself upright but was too shaky to be allowed to fight on by the referee.



October 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Uncasville, CT

Joey Spina 176.5 vs Lou Del Valle 185
Hank Lundy 136.7 vs Aldo “El Pato” Valtierra 133.7
David Bauza 157.5 vs Vaughn Anderson 157.2
Sadam Ali 145.5 vs Osvaldo Rivera 146
Ryan Kielczewski 131.5 vs Israel Suarez 132
Joe Smith, Jr. 176.2 vs David Brown 174.5
Edwin Soto 140.7 vs Deroy Beaton 140
Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. in association with Mohegan Sun Casino



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Taylor, Lubash presser

Photo: TKO Boxing

Photo: TKO Boxing

Fans and media packed the Pony Club Lounge in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Friday afternoon for the final press conference for “Fright Night Fights”, an action packed evening of world class professional presented by TKO Boxing Promotions. Cruiserweight contender and Johnstown fan favorite Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor and undefeated Pittsburgh based welterweight Jesse Lubash discussed their upcoming fights on Saturday night and took time to meet local fights fans in anticipation of the event. For more details and photos click here…



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Campas, Camacho promise KOs

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Former world champion Luis Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas (92-14-1, 74 KOs) has vowed to punish Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., when they collide tonight at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. At age 38, the veteran of 107 professional fights came in at a ripped and ready 152 pounds, his lowest weight in nearly a decade (he weighed 151.5 for a March 2000 fight against Oba Carr). The bout is billed as “Revenge of the Son,” referring Campas’ controversial draw with Hector Camacho Sr. in May, but Yory Boy is looking for a little payback in this fight himself. “I think he’ll fight the same way his father did in Florida. He’ll run away or he’ll come in and hug. But I’ll cut off the ring and, sooner or later, I’ll end it!” Camacho Jr. (49-3-1, 27 KOs), meanwhile, has also vowed to finish Campas early. “I’ll knock him out,” he proclaimed. “He’s done what he’s done, but now it’s Junior Time.” After weighing in 5.5 pounds over the 154lb super welterweight limit, Camacho gave up his WBC CABOFE belt, and will have a 7.5lb weight advantage over the heavy-handed Yory Boy when they meet in the ring later tonight. Bobby Czyz and Arnie Rosenthal will call the action from ringside on tonight’s pay-per-view telecast.

“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.



October 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Yucatán, MX

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Hernan “Tyson” Marquez 112.6 vs Darwin “Finito” Zamora 112
Jose “Barretas” Pinzon 152 vs Cristhian “Olimpico” Solano 154
Ramon “La Cobra” Maas 123 vs Tomas Sierra 123
Silverio Ortiz 135 vs Ariel Lopez 135
Venue: Merida, Yucatán, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer Promotions/Mario Abraham
TV: TV Azteca
Click here for more photos…



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Update

Happy with PPV opportunity
Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank Inc.

Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank Inc.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, has been headlining his own boxing cards in Mexico and the United States over the last few years but on November 14 he will be the main supporting bout in “Firepower” the big championship card promoted by Top Rank to be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. “This is a big opportunity for me. To be part of such a big event will be very important for my career and I will try to give the fans a good and exciting fight as I can,” Chavez Jr from Culiacan where he training for this fight. Chavez Jr will take on Troy Rowland of Grand Rapids, Michigan on a 10 round middleweight bout. For more details and photos click here…



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Hanks decisions Clark

Photo: Rocco Morales

Photo: Rocco Morales

By Rocco Morales

Before a sellout crowd of 1,340 at the overwhelmingly popular Battle In The Ballroom series at the Irvine Marriott, heavyweight Joe “The Future” Hanks shutout the menacing John Clark in co-main event action in a scheduled six round contest. Hanks opened the fight very strongly and in the first round had Clark in trouble a couple times and by all appearances it seemed like Hanks was headed for a knockout victory. However, to his credit, Clark fought back gamely and was able to not only survive the round but prove himself dangerous for the entirety of the scheduled six round bout. For more details and photos click here…



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Premium fight night in Panamá

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Photo: Héctor Villarreal

Panamanian prospect Antonio Fernandez (10-1-1, 1 KO) impressively stopped previously unbeaten and fellow Panamanian Omar Anderson at 2:38 of round 4. The super bantamweight bout was the main event of an exciting fight night promoted by Premium Boxing Promotions Inc. based in Panamá. The site of the event was the Fantastic Casino La Dona in Tocumen, Panamá. The venue was packed with an enthusiastic Panamanian crowd as Fightnews witnessed from ringside. In round one Fernandez dropped Anderson with a straight right from which the southpaw Anderson easily beat the count. For more details and photos click here…



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Casal-Fernandez on Nov 6

Promoter Nick Garone and his X-Cel Worldwide have announced most of the opponents for their November 6 event at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. In the main event, hometown hero Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal (19-4-1, 15 KOs) will face Christopher Fernandez (18-7-1, 11 KOs) in an eight-round super lightweight showdown. In the chief supporting bout, Meacher Major “Pain” (16-3-1, 14 KOs) will go against Dorin Spivey (35-6, 28 KOs) for the NABA lightweight championship. The undercard will be led by undefeated super bantamweight Guillermo Sanchez (10-0, 5 KOs), who will face Jose Guzman (8-5-1, 5 KOs) for the State Championship. Tickets are $30, $45 and $65. Call 631-878-1676.



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Arnaoutis-Coleman Dec 3

Looks like former world title challenger Mike Arnaoutis (22-3-2, 10 KOs) will take on Tim Coleman (16-1-1, 4 KOs) on December 3rd. The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds and the USBA Jr welterweight Title. The fight is somewhat of a crossroads for both fighters with alot riding on it. If Arnaoutis is going to seriously contend for a world title again he must get by Coleman. For Coleman this is a chance to move from prospect status to a possible world ranked contender. The venue will be the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York with Joe De Guardia’s Star Boxing promoting.



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach (dressed as Batman) get into the Halloween spirit as they display their “six packs” at the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood, CA.



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Book Review: Dingaan Thobela

By Ron Jackson

Not many books have been written about South African boxers, but a new one has reached the shops just in time to make a fine Christmas gift. The story of Dingaan Thobela is similar to that of many of fighters who rose against the odds and went on to achieve success. None, however, has had such an inspirational influence on people who followed his career as that of Dingaan Thobela. The tale of Thobela’s humble beginnings in Chiawelo, one of the poorest parts of Soweto, and his successes, including winning three world titles, is told in a recently released book. Rose of Soweto – The Dingaan Thobela Story was written by Deon Potgieter and is published by Penguin Books. It has 288 pages and comes in paperback format. (more…)



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Fans invited to greet Cotto

Three-time world champion Miguel Cotto breaks his Tampa training camp and heads to Las Vegas this Sunday, November 1. Cotto fans are invited to greet the champ at McCarran International Airport when he arrives at 3:55PM PT on American Airlines flight #2249.



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Helenius to face Bidenko

Heavyweight hopeful Robert Helenius (9-0, 5 KOs) will face the toughest test of his career on November 7 when he takes on Taras Bidenko (26-3, 12 KOs) on the Valuev-Haye undercard in Nuremberg. After impressively stopping Scott Gammer in Helsinki last May, the Nordic Nightmare is eager to prove his class against another top opponent in what will be just his ninth fight. “Bidenko is technically very strong,” Helenius said. “This is without a doubt the biggest challenge of my young career but I am ready for him. I want to keep improving. I am a strong puncher and also have size advantages so I am very confident of success. I want to be world champion one day, so I need to fight strong people, and this is another great test for me.” (more…)



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Fulgencio promises a war

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“I am so excited to be fighting Antonio Escalante this Friday on pay per view,” says Carlos Fulgencio. “I have wanted to fight the really good fighters… the ones who are for real and are a threat to your future. That’s what Escalante is for me. Beating him will give me great satisfaction . . . ” Click here for more



October 30th, 2009

Feature Story

DeMarco’s uncanny path

DeMarcotraining6Story & photos by Felipe Leon

The coincidences are uncanny.

As the WBC No. 1 ranked lightweight Antonio DeMarco prepares himself for his first world title fight, when he faces Jose Alfaro on Saturday night at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, for the interim WBC lightweight belt, the circumstances are eerily similar to when another fighter trained by Romulo Quirarte was crowned, Raul “Jibaro” Perez . . . . Click here for more



October 30th, 2009

UFC

Ortiz-Griffin rematch at UFC 106

In April of 2006, Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin engaged in an unforgettable three round battle that left fans demanding a rematch between two of the best light heavyweights on the planet. On Saturday, November 21st, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Ortiz and Griffin will finally meet again, and this time it will be as the explosive main event of UFC 106.

(more…)



October 30th, 2009

Announcement

ALI Glove Friday!

Win a pair of ALI Classic Boxing Gloves!

aligloves

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of “The Rumble in the Jungle” epic battle, Everlast is giving away one (1) pair of ALI Classic Boxing Gloves, replicas of the gloves that Ali wore in his legendary encounter against George Foreman on October 30, 1974.  The “Rumble in the Jungle” is one of the most famous fights of all time and has inspired millions of people due to the heroic contest between two of biggest legends in boxing! To enter the Everlast “ALI Glove Friday” giveaway, log onto Facebook and find the Everlast Facebook, become a fan of Everlast, and post your favorite “Rumble in the Jungle” moment.  Good luck!



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Six division former world champion Oscar de la Hoya addresses the crowd assembled at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in Boyle Heights, California on Thursday. (Photo: Carlos Delgado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
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WBA welterweight champion Sugar Shane Mosley and junior welterweight contender “Vicious” Victor Ortiz will appear at a “meet-and-greet” from 2-3:30PM on Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the final day of qualifying at the Ninth Annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals. A full-size boxing ring in the southeast corner of the pits, near the grandstand, with Golden Boy boxers Luis Ramos Jr., Charles Huerta, Ronny Rios and David Rodela participating in a sparring session will be “Fight Night Club” series fighters.



October 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Robles-Quijano ready for war

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

“This will be a grudge match,” guaranteed both Miguel Robles and David Quijano, while assuring their fans that they’ll leave everything on the ring. This asseverations were said today, in the official weigh-ins for the Boxeo Boricua event, which will take place tomorrow night at the Héctor Sola Bezares Coliseum in Caguas, Puerto Rico. Miguel “El Loco” Robles weighed 114 pounds, while David Quijano marked 115 pounds. They’ll fight for the USNBC super flyweight title. The other headliner, Albert “El Poderoso” Cruz (6-0, 5 KOs), made 134 ¼ ponds, while his opponent Alberto Amaro (4-5,1 KO) weighed 135 ½ pounds. Boxeo Boricua in Caguas is presented by Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc, in association with H2 Entertainment. Tickets are available in Ticketcenter Tel (787)792-5000 or www.ticketcenterpr.com. Prices $12, $25 and $35.



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto heading to Vegas

One more day of training here in Tampa on Friday, then world welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and his team will gear up and head to Las Vegas. “We’ve had the perfect camp. Miguel is determined and focused,” said Joe Santiago, Cotto’s chief trainer. “We are about to head out for Las Vegas.” Cotto plans to arrive into Las Vegas at 4 pm on Sunday. He will train daily in Las Vegas, except for Tuesday, Nov. 3 when he will be in Los Angeles for a press workout. (more…)



October 29th, 2009

UFC

Stacked WEC card Dec. 19

World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today a lightweight showdown that will have tremendous implications on the future of the 155-pound division. On Saturday, Dec. 19 from The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, lightweight title contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on striker extraordinaire Ed Ratcliff, while in the co-main event, Muay Thai sensation Anthony Njokuani battles former IFL star Chris Horodecki. When the smoke clears on Dec. 19, the world may know who is next in line for a crack at the WEC lightweight champion. (more…)



October 29th, 2009

Scale Watch

El Paso update

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Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Weighing in 5.5 lbs. heavy on a scale deemed suspect by many fighter camps, Hector Camacho Jr. has given up his WBC Caribbean jr. middleweight belt for tomorrow’s showdown with Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas. Campas made weight, coming in at a trim 152 while Camacho, one of four fighters out of ten who were overweight, came in at 159.5. Rather than sweat off the excess, an agreement has been made between camps and Camacho will forfeit his belt. Agreements were also made between the camps of David Medina and Miguel Hernandez (who was 4.5 lbs. heavy); and Bobby Joe Valdez and Abel Perry (Valdez was 3 lbs. over). The only fighter who hit the gym was Antonio Escalante, who was reweighed at 128 (originally 130). While several fighters and camps protested the scale used by Texas Athletic Sports commission, officials were adamant about the scale’s accuracy. FOR MORE PHOTOS, CLICK HERE

“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.



October 29th, 2009

Announcement

Go PINK to KO breast cancer!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

evvtg_1_tEverlast Worldwide has teamed with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) in the fight to KO breast cancer.  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so Everlast has created the PINK products to help raise awareness plus contributions to the BCRF.  Everlast will donate a portion from each sale of a PINK item to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to support the search for a cure for breast cancer.  The Everlast PINK items include the Everlast Hook and Loop Training Glove, Pink 180′ Hand Wraps, and the Pink Mini-Glove Keychain.  Please click here for more info and to order the Everlast PINK items.  Go to www.bcrfcure.org to learn more about the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness

Month.



October 29th, 2009

Feature Story

Cotto birthday workout

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

The near 90 degree Florida heat did not stop fans and media members from showing up in droves for Miguel Cotto’s Tampa training camp today for his final open workout before he heading to Las Vegas his November 14 fight against Manny Pacquiao. The Puerto Rican powerhouse celebrated his 29th birthday with the biggest media day of his professional boxing career reinforcing the magnitude of his pending date with Pacquiao. Cotto showed the crowd that he is ready to prove himself when he faces Pacquiao in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and live on pay-per-view. Click here for more photos + quotes from Cotto and his team.



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman must make title choice

Beginning Nov. 15, International Boxing Organization junior welterweight title-holder Manny Pacquiao will have 60 days to decide whether he’ll defend or relinquish his championship, according to a Wednesday statement from IBO President Ed Levine. The IBO is the only sanctioning body to recognize Pacquiao as a world champion. “Manny Pacquiao was notified that he will be given time to decide whether to defend his championship at 140 pounds or vacate the title,” Levine said. “He is still well within his time requirements to make a title defense in the weight class. So, we’ll allow him a chance to decide and notify us.” (more…)



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Johnson: I Need A KO

By Bob Hough

Glen Johnson (49-12-2, 33 KOs), still displeased because he believes he beat Chad Dawson (28-0, 17 KOs) in their April, 2008 fight, said Thursday he can’t win a decision in the rematch, which is set for November 7 in Hartford, Conn. “We have to make some adjustments,” the 40-year-old Jamaican said during a teleconference. “I have to get the knockout; it’s the only way to stay away from the robbery.” Dawson, who lives in nearby New Haven Conn., said fans can expect more of what he showed in the first half of their first fight, which he won by scores of 116-112 on all three cards. “The second half of the fight, I got caught up in a slugging match,” the 27-year-old said. “I plan to use my boxing skills for the whole fight.” The fight will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. PT.



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Chad Dawson and Freddie Roach

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are IBO light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson and Freddie Roach. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9PM ET.



October 29th, 2009

Scale Watch

Overweight in El Paso

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Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Weights by Chris Cozzone & Felix Chavez

From the Casa Nissan in El Paso for tomorrow night’s “Latin Invasion 2″ card tomorrow night at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso: After four of five bouts had fighters weighing in overweight, fighters and their respective camps complained of a bad scale. The Texas Athletic Commission, however, at one point moving the scale from a raised platform to the floor (which made no difference), were adamant about their correct scale.  Main eventer Hector Camacho, Jr. came in the heaviest, at 5 1/2 pounds over the limit.

Hector Camacho Jr. 159.5 vs. Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas 152*
* For the WBC Caribbean jr. middleweight belt. Camacho has two hours to lose weight.

Antonio Escalante 130 vs. Carlos Fulgencio 126.5*
* Escalante was two hours to lose two pounds.
David Medina 167 vs. Miguel Hernandez 174 1/2*
* Hernandez has two hours to lose 4.5 pounds.
Bobby Joe Valdez 151 vs. Abel Perry 149*
* Valdez has two hours to lose two pounds.
Cesar Valenzuela 140.5 vs. Cruz Garcia 143.5

The Randy Griffin-Marcos Primera and Sammy Dipace-LeShaun Blair bouts were both scratched when, both, Primera and Blair submitted their medical exams late.

“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Ruiz opponent named

Quietman to open Valuev-Haye PPV card

Two-time WBA heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz, the current WBA No. 1 rated and “official challenger,” has been matched against former IBU champion Adna “Aachen Assassin” Serin on the Nov. 7th Nikolai Valuev-David Haye pay-per-view event live from Nuremberg, Germany. Ruiz (43-8-1, 29 KOs), the first and only world heavyweight champion of Latino heritage, needs to defeat Serin (19-10-1, 7 KOs), a Turk who fights out of Germany, to earn a mandated WBA shot title against the Valuev-Haye winner early next year. (more…)



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Camacho, Campas presser vids

LIVE ON PPV THIS FRIDAY @ 6p PT/9p ET

By Emily Harney

Zeferino Entertainment in association with Golden Boy Promotions held the final press conference yesterday, before Friday’s big showdown between, Hector Camacho Jr., and Luis Ramon Yory Boy Campas in the main event on Latin Invasion 2. Camacho (49-3-1, 27 KOs) defends his WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation light middleweight title against the hard-hitting veteran Campas (92-14-1, 74 KOs) in the headliner of the “LATIN INVASION 2″ ppv while WBA #1 super bantamweight contender Antonio Escalante (21-2, 13 KOs) battles Carlos Fulgencio (11-3-1, 7 KOs) in the co-main event. “Latin Invasion 2″ is available LIVE on pay-per-view on iN DEMAND, DIRECTV and DISH Network, TVN Entertainment and Viewer’s Choice Canada beginning at 6pm PST/9pm EST at the affordable price of $24.95! Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster (including online) or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office (915-747-5234).



October 29th, 2009

Boxing News

King Arthur backs Valuev

SE / Photo Wende

SE / Photo Wende

King Arthur Abraham believes that Nikolai Valuev will successfully defend his WBA heavyweight title against David Haye. The Russian giant takes on the British challenger in Nuremberg on November 7. Fresh off a mini vacation in Rome following his spectacular Super Six World Boxing Classic KO victory over Jermain Taylor, King Arthur popped into the Max-Schmeling-Gym today where Valuev held an open training session for the press. “I think Nikolai is going to win,” King Arthur said. “For Haye it will be difficult to come out of cruiserweight and fight a man that is as tall and heavy as Valuev. I think Haye will tire towards the end because he has a lot of size to push away. Haye is a good boxer, no doubt about that, but I believe that Niko will take care of business. He will control the fight with his long left jab.”



October 29th, 2009




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