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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla

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Boxing News

4 title fights on “Hook City!”

“Hook City,” headlined by 8-time world champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and former 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), will feature four, exciting title fights.. . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009



Boxing News

Lenroy heads to “Hook City!”

Leaving his hometown Tampa gym after a sweltering workout with former world champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy and trainer of champions Dan Birmingham, heavyweight Lenroy “TNT” Thomas declared himself fit and ready for his showdown with veteran Gabe Brown at “Hook City” on Saturday, August 15th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Nonito Donaire speaks

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank matchmaker Carl Moretti believes former flyweight champion Nonito Donaire has the Manny Pacquiao-like talent of transcending weight divisions. “I think you are going to see the emergence of a fighter that has the ability to win titles in multiple weight classes,” says Moretti. “He moved up from 112 and when you see him in the ring he looks like a big 115-pounder.” Donaire, best known for his knockout win over Vic Darchinyan, vacated his IBF flyweight title to face Rafael Concepcion in a clash WBA interim super flyweight title on August 15. Donaire recently spoke to reporters about Concepcion, Darchinyan, Pacquiao and much more. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Fight Night at the Fair!

Sept. 2nd, Syracuse, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

As the live boxing boom continues in up state New York this summer, what better place to break new ground than at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. The International Boxing Hall of Fame, located nearby Canastota, New York, is teaming with the New York State Fair, as well as Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment Sports Inc. to present “Fight Night At The Fair,” at the fair’s outdoor Grandstand on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. While this will be the first boxing event ever staged at the Mohegan Sun-sponsored Grandstand, the New York Statefairgrounds has showcased the sport no less than 55 times from 1925 to 1970, with every one of those shows taking place in the building known as the Coliseum, which still stands today. Appearing frequently on those cards were the likes of former welter and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio, top contending brothers Joey and Mike DeJohn, Lee Sala and the “Raging Bull,” former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Announcement

Arboleda passes away

Photo: LMB

Photo: LMB

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian boxer José “Maco” Arboleda sadly passed away during the early morning hours today after having been injured in a traffic accident that occurred while he was riding as a passenger on a bus in Panama City. Arboleda suffered severe injuries to his liver, head and lungs. Fightnews extends our condolences to his father, brother Jaime, manager Rogelio Espiño, and his relatives and friends.



August 7th, 2009

Feature Story

Camacho, Cardona talking war

Report by David Finger

It may not have qualified as the most intense press conference ever, but when Hector Camacho Jr. (48-3-1, 27 KO’s) and Israel “Pito” Cardona (36-9, 28 KO’s) met last weekend for a press event for local and international media to hype their upcoming August 29th fight in Cleveland, few insiders left expecting anything less than a war . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

UFC

UFC updates

Watch BJ Penn, Kenny Florian and the rest of the UFC 101 participants hit the scales starting at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on UFC.com!    Watch Here >>

UFC® 101: Declaration is live tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View! You can also watch all the action on Yahoo! Sports and UFC.com

Go behind the scenes at UFC® 101 with Beyond The Octagon(tm), Powered by BK®

MMA Live comes to you from Philadelphia starting Friday at 3:30pm ET with coverage of the UFC® 101 weigh-in

Miguel Angel Torres defends his WEC® bantamweight crown against Brian Bowles this Sunday night – don’t miss WEC® Torres vs Bowles live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on VERSUS! For outside North America, visit WEC.tv



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Kimbrough or Litzau?

Lightweight contender Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough, former NABA and USBA champion, takes on the dangerous-punching Jason Litzau in the PPV-televised “Hook City,” headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy, Aug. 15.

Kimbrough never dreamed of being a professional boxer while growing up the youngest of eight brothers and sisters in Aliquippa, Penn. He wanted to be a football star . . . click here for full bio on Kimbrough

Litzau has been to the top of boxing’s mountain, losing a world title fight last year, and now the flashy kid from St. Paul is working his way back up . . . click here for full bio on Litzau



August 7th, 2009

UFC

Griffin hopes to slay ‘The Spider’

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve spent any time with Forrest Griffin [16-5] lately, he does not come off like a man getting ready for the biggest fight of his career. And though many fighters say their upcoming fight is the biggest fight of their career, Griffin’s upcoming fight at UFC 101 against Anderson “The Spider” Silva is the biggest of his short, but storied career  . . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Andy Lee headlines Aug 21

WBA #14 middleweight contender Andy Lee (18-1, 13 KOs) will face Anthony Schuler (21-6) in a ten rounder on August 21 at “The Venue” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana (20 minutes from downtown Chicago). Lee, who is trained by Emanuel Steward, has won three straight, all in Europe, since suffering a shock loss to Brian Vera in March 2008. In the co-feature is middleweight Angel “Toro” Hernandez (29-7, 16 KOs), who in his last outing upset highly regarded James “Buddy” McGirt Jr on national television. An opponent for Hernandez will be named. Also seeing action will be light heavyweight Nick Cook (15-1, 9 KOs) and his brother Jason Cook (3-0, 2 KOs) in separate bouts. Tickets are priced at $30, $40 and $90. Call 800-745-3000. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell rings at 7:30pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event will be promoted by Bobby Hitz (Hitz Entertainment Inc.) along with Wild Bill’s Boxing.



August 7th, 2009

Interview

Q&A: Rocky Martinez

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

By Lee Bates

Undefeated WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1,13 KOs) is what some might call a fans’ fighter. Though Martinez has been knocked down in his career, it’s his responses to the knockdowns that make his fights so exciting. A prime example would be his last fight this past March in which he became WBO super featherweight champion dethroning Nicky Cook. After Martinez was knocked down early by Cook, he became even more aggressive and stopped Cook in round four. Martinez is set to make his first title defense September 12th in his native Puerto Rico against Mexico’s former world title challenger Michael Lozada (31-5-1, 24 KOs) in a 12 round co-main event. Martinez spoke on his title winning effort against Cook, life now as a champion, and being a part of a Puerto Rican-Mexican rivalry bout. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Hill tops Page in rematch!

By Peter Lim at ringside

Heavyweight Eugene Hill avenged the only loss of his career when he outpointed Zack Page via eight-round split decision at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Downtown, Houston. Tipping the scales at 255, Hill, (17-1, 14 KOs), spent the entire night plodding after an elusive and nimble-footed Page, (18-24-2, 6 KOs), who weighed 47 pounds less than Hill. Scores were 77-75 twice for Hill and 77-75 for Page. The event was the promotional debut of former heavyweight contender Lou Savarese. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Alvarez-Khuzeev presser!

Photo: Raul De La Cruz/Alvarez Team

Photo: Raul De La Cruz/Alvarez Team

With the last press conference held today at the Mission Carlton Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, all of the fighters appeared fit and ready for the show on Saturday, August 8 at the Benito Juarez Auditorium. In the main event, 19-year-old and unbeaten prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face Marat “Huziev” Khuzeev in a bout schedule for 12 Rounds with the vacant WBC world youth welterweight at stake. “Canelo” of Guadalajara, Mexico is currently ranked #4 WBC, #5 WBO, #6 WBA, has held the WBO Latin, NABF and WBA FEDECENTRO belts and has record of (27-0-1, 20 KOs). On the other hand Khuzeev of Miass, Russia, had over 300 amateur fights, held 3 regional titles and brings a record of (18-4-1, 7 KOs). (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Scale Watch

Angulo, Rosado weigh in

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Weights by Natasha Chornesky
Photos by Chris Cozzone

From Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nev., for tomorrow night’s “Border Wars!” card promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and televised on ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights.”

Alfredo Angulo 155 vs. Gabriel Rosado 154
Anthony Dirrell 166 vs. Alfredo Contreras 166.5
Archie Ray Marquez 133 vs. Sergi Ganjelashvili 132
Sharif Bogere 138 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 139
Travis Kauffman 224.5 vs. William Shanhan 245
Said El Harrak 147 vs. Jesus Vallejo 146
Donatella Hultin 128 vs. Lucia Larcinese 129
Gary Russell Jr. 126.5 vs. Jason Jones 127
Darryl Hayes 134 vs. Terrance Jett 134.5

For more photos, click here



August 6th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Sacramento

Courtesy Jim Jenkins/Sacramento Bee

Local cruiserweight Michael Simms weighed in at 200lbs while ex-IBF cruiser champ Kelvin Davis of Reno scaled in at 197lbs for their main event clash on Friday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento. Christian Cruz, 175, of Sacramento faces James Parison, 171, of San Diego in the semi main. Promoter Nasser Naivoroni.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Barrios-Castro Presser

Hiena: Valero is not a man
Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

Photo: Gabriel F. Cordero

By Gabriel F. Cordero

At a press conference in Cordoba, Argentina, former world champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios unleashed a barrage of abuse at Moises Castro, who he meets on Saturday night, as well as WBC world lightweight champion Edwin Valero. “I want to fight Edwin Valero,” proclaimed Barrios. “He is badly educated and I want to give him a big lesson. I’m not the same as I was, I am much better. Valero is not even a man and not even his mother would pay to see him fight. Barrios went on, calling Valero “homosexual” and “good for nothing” among other things. Regarding his Nicaraguan opponent, Barrios said that he can’t find any of his fights on YouTube and perhaps his mother is the only one who has a video of him. The bout, for the WBO Latino lightweight title, takes place at the Polideportivo Sports Carlos Ceruti in Cordoba, Argentina. It will be Barrios’ first fight since September 2008 against Rocky Juarez. The event is presented by Arano Box Productions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and seen in Latin America on HBO.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

El Torito update!

Photo: Team Concepcion

Photo: Team Concepcion



Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion is closing out his training camp in Panama and ready to head to Las Vegas with his trainer Rigoberto Garibaldi and his manager Damon De Berry where he will feature in the main event of Top Ranks Pinoy Power II against Nonito “the Filipino flash” Donaire. “Rafael has worked very hard and it has been a very good training camp” says de Berry. “Rafael is in great shape and is very strong at his weight,” says one of his chief sparring partners, Raul Lopez. Team Concepcion arrive in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Click here for more photos…



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC’s new diamond championship

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Jose Sulaiman, President of the WBC, has announced the institution of a new WBC green and gold belt to be called the WBC Diamond Championship, a honorary championship exclusively for fights between elite boxers. This new implementation was voted for unanimously by the WBC Board of Governors. The WBC believes that this belt will play a very important role in fights between elite boxers called “catch weight” fights. This WBC Diamond Belt is being manufactured using the same design as the traditional belt but the materials will include 18 karat gold fusion, 598 diamonds, 196 emeralds, 6 rubies and 150 swarowsky semi-precious stones. Sulaiman also stated that he is very proud of the step taken by the WBC, as it will be in benefit of improving boxing, in benefit of the boxing fans of the world, to promoters, television and everybody involved in the sport of boxing.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Arboledo injured: critical

Panamanian super bantamweight Jose “Maco” Arboleda fights for his life at Santo Tomas Hospital in Panama City. Two people died and 30 others (Including Arboleda) were Injured when the driver of a public transportation bus lost control of the vehicle and rolled out of the road, going over a cliff. It’s still not clear if “Maco” was one of the passengers in the bus or was doing his morning jogging on the way to the community of Kuna Nega. Arboleda (23-4-2, 9 KOs) remains in critical condition at the intensive care unit of the Hospital.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez returns

Popular junior welterweight Josesito Lopez (24-3, 14 KOs) returns to action on August 14 at the Omega Products International in Corona, California. Lopez will take on veteran Sergio De La Torre (11-11-3, 1 KO) in the six round co-main event. Unbeaten junior welterweight Mauricio Herrera (11-0, 5 KOs) will face Jason Davis (11-3, 3 KOs) in the main event. Also seeing action is super bantamweight Jonathan “Diamante” Arias (15-3, 8 KOs) is looking to regain the form that saw him win his first 15 pro bouts before hitting a rough patch. He faces hot prospect Khabir Suleymanov (7-0, 2 KOs). Tickets to the five-bout Thompson Boxing event are $75, $45, and $30. Call 714-935-0900.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Flores-Mendoza on “Hook City” PPV

Unbeaten NABO cruiserweight champion BJ “El Peligroso” Flores defends his title against former world title challenger Epifanio “Diamente” Mendoza in a 10-round bout to complete an entertaining, well matched “Hook City” 4-fight pay per view card, August 15 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi.. . . Click here for more



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Jones-Lacy week on ESPN Classic

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday. (more…)



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Devon Alexander honored

Photo: Bob Barton

Photo: Bob Barton

Newly crowned WBC super lightweight champion Devon Alexander “The Great” accepted a Key to the City from the Mayor of St. Louis, Francis Slay, today at City Hall. Slay congratulated Alexander, 22, on winning his first world title on Saturday and for setting a great example for young people by showing the benefits of hard work, dedication and avoidance of drugs and alcohol.



August 6th, 2009

UFC

UFC action figures on the way

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK), leading U.S. toymaker and master toy licensee for Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), announced today a sub-licensing agreement with Mixed Marital Arts (MMA) collectibles company, Round 5, to share UFC and MMA talent, allowing both companies access to the biggest fighters in Mixed Martial Arts in order to manufacture, market and distribute action figures and related products under the Ultimate Fighting Championship brand. (more…)



August 6th, 2009

UFC

The Vasquez rollercoaster ride

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS Aug. 9!

The past two weeks have treated Javier Vazquez to a rollercoaster of emotions. First the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace was scheduled to fight Pat Miletich-trained L.C. Davis. Then, when Affliction scrapped its Aug. 1 event, the bout between pros sporting identical 13-2 records was among the casualties. Now the Vazquez-Davis duel is back on – only this time it’s under the WEC umbrella and on Aug. 9 . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Panama Lewis and Devon Alexander

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 Panama Lewis and Devon Alexander. 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 9:00 p.m. ET.



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Brewster to face Oloukun Aug 29

Former WBO heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster (35-4, 30 KO´s) will return to the ring on August 29 when he takes on Gbenga Oloukun (16-1, 10 KOs) on the undercard of the WBO Cruiserweight Title Fight between Victor Emilio Ramirez and Marco “Captain” Huck. It will be Brewster´s second bout for Team Sauerland following a successful debut in March 2009 in Kiel where he cruised to a clear points victory over Michael Sprott. “I expect to put on a great performance and show how good I really am,” said Brewster. “I believe I am about two fights away from the world title.” Brewster came to fame in Germany thanks to his spectacular KO victories over Wladimir Klitschko and Luan Krasniqi. A win over Oloukun in Halle/Westfalen is a must to put himself back in line for another shot at the world title. “Training is going really well,” he added. “I look forward to coming back to Germany.”



August 6th, 2009

UFC

No guesswork with Riddle

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Story by Andreas Hale

Although his last name is “Riddle,” there isn’t much guessing to do when it comes to what the TUF season 7 cast member plans to do when he steps into the Octagon with former cast mate Dan Cramer at UFC 101. . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz: Pacquiao will beat Cotto

By Lee Bates

The dismissal of Evangelista Cotto from training his nephew, welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, has been well documented. Renown cutman Miguel Diaz also was let go prior to Cotto’s unification fight with Joshua Clottey this past June. Diaz made some interesting comments to sports broadcaster Juan Larena of “Combate Space” (a network that broadcasts boxing in Spanish all over Latin America) regarding being cut loose and on how he will still be very close to the action come fight night of Cotto-Pacquiao. “I really dont know why he decided to let me go because I didn’t have any problems at all with anybody on the team,” said Diaz. “The only thing I think of is that his new lawyer saw it as a way to save on costs. I could have easily worked the Clottey corner as the cutman when Clottey fought Miguel but for ethical reasons I didn’t do so. However, I will be working Manny Pacquaio’s corner as the cutman when he fights Miguel and I am 100% Pacquaio will beat Cotto!”



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Three WBF fights in Bloemfontein!

By Ron Jackson

Blacky Seoe of Robs Promotions presents a bumper bill at the Mangaung Indoor Sports Centre in Bloemfontein on Friday night with three WBF title fights, featuring William Gare, Mlungisi Dlamini and Bongani Mwelase plus four other bouts. William Gare (24-14, 4 KOs) makes the third defence of his WBF super middleweight belt against the 31-year-old Rigoberto Alavarez (22-0, 16 KOs) from Mexico. Alvarez won the Mexican middleweight title in May 2008 with a first round knockout over Roberto Tena and then in June of the same year he captured the super middleweight title when he knocked out Felipe Romero in the third round. (more…)



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

IBF backing instant replay!

The use of the instant replay in boxing has been at the core of some conversations in the boxing community stemming from the official ruling of the Bradley vs. Campbell fight which took place Saturday, August 1, 2009. In a sport where the instant replay can easily be deferred to, either to support or overturn an official decision, such as in the aforementioned situation, it is rarely used. The International Boxing Federation is releasing this statement in support of the use of the instant replay for immediately correcting or sustaining official decisions that reasonably come into question in bouts sanctioned by the organization. (more…)



August 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Jirov planning comeback

Former cruiserweight champion and 1996 Olympic gold medalist Vassiliy Jirov (37-3-1, 31 KOs) is returning to the ring for the first time in over two years with the intention of regaining his cruiserweight world championship. The 35-year-old former champion is currently in training for a proposed September 17 bout at the Woodland Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. A fan favorite worldwide for his relentless come-forward attack and intense body punching ability, Jirov is now reunited with manager Ivaylo Gotzev. The plan, according to Gotzev, is to take some tune-up fights before making an attempt to regain the cruiserweight title. Jirov is training at the 360 Fitness center in Reseda, California with trainer Shadeed Suluki. His opponent is currently TBA.



August 6th, 2009

UFC

Preview: UFC 101, Pt. 2

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

World middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva moves up to the light heavyweight limit to take on the former light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin .  . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 5th, 2009

Boxing News

R. I. P. Budd Schulberg

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Photo by Mary Ann Owen

Boxing took another tremendous hit today when legendary boxing scribe Budd Schulberg, 95, passed away today from natural causes in Long Island, N.Y. Schulberg is best known for his Oscar-winning screenplay of “On the Waterfront,” though his influence in the boxing world has spanned more than half a century.  In 1947, Schulberg published “The Harder They Fall,” a fictionalized expose of boxing. In 2003, he was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for his contributions as a journalist and historian. Schulberg will be sorely missed.



August 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Nonito Donaire training!

Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

“The Filipino Flash” Nonito Donaire Jr. hits the mitts with chief trainer Jonathan Penalosa during training Wednesday in Las Vegas for his upcoming world super flyweight championship against Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion of Panama. Top Rank promotes “Pinoy Power 2” on Pay Per View, Saturday, August 15 at the New Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Click here for more photos…



August 5th, 2009




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