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Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Photo: Team Beltran NABO lightweight titleholder "Sugar" Raymundo Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) signed a contract Thursday to battle unbeaten WBO lightweight world champion ...

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Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Photos: Hector Santos / Cotto Promotions Unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight star Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo (14-0, 10 KOs) boxed beautifully in compiling a ...

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Wilder, Linares halt foes

Wilder, Linares halt foes

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions WBC #1 heavyweight Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder (32-0, 32KO) kept ...

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Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

By Rocky Morales at ringside Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions In a hard fought IBF welterweight championship bout, Kell "The Special ...

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Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos / Golden Boy Promotions Anthony "The Dog" Dirrell (27-0-1, 22KO), by way of unanimous ...

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Beltran signs to fight Crawford

Beltran signs to fight Crawford

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Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez wins war

Verdejo shuts out Bravo; Lopez

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Wilder, Linares halt foes

Wilder, Linares halt foes

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Brook wins IBF welterweight title, takes majority decision over Porter

Brook wins IBF welterweight title,

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Dirrell dethrones Bika; Figueroa retains WBC lightweight title

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Boxing News

Interview: Alex Ariza

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Fightnews.com spoke with Alex Ariza about variety of topics, starting with Mikey Garcia’s readiness to fight Manny Pacquiao and ending with Ariza view about two prominent Polish heavyweights of the present and past – Tomasz Adamek and Andrzej Golota.



February 11th, 2014



UFC

Top Heavyweights collide when Werdum meets Browne at FOX UFC Saturday April 19 in Orlando

The UFC® is bringing heavyweight action to Orlando! Second-ranked Fabricio Werdum returns to the Octagon® to battle third-ranked Travis Browne in a bout that will likely determine the next challenger to champion Cain Velasquez’s crown. (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko vs. Leapai face off



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Herrera and Ochoa

Golden Boy Promotions announced today the official signings of junior welterweight contender Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (20-3, 7 KOs) and 140-pound prospect Zachary Ochoa (5-0, 3 KOs) to promotional contracts. “We welcome these two exciting boxers to the Golden Boy Promotions team, and we have big plans for them in the coming years,” said Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Mauricio Herrera is one of the most underrated fighters in the sport, but he will get his chance to shine in March when he challenges Danny Garcia for the junior welterweight title. We’ve been watching Zachary Ochoa during our east coast events, and he has a bright future in a talent-rich division.”



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev to defend against Agnew on March 29

Dating back to December 2011,Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) has demolished all seven opponents that he has faced by knockout in an average of less than four rounds per bout. On Saturday, March 29 he’ll be looking to continue the streak and score his 22nd KO when he returns to the ring for his 2014 debut to defend his WBO World Light Heavyweight Title against undefeated challenger Cedric Agnew (26-0-0, 13 KOs) live from the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.Kovalev vs. Agnew will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Darkbeginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Presented by Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, tickets for the light heavyweight world title showdown are on sale now through TicketMaster online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/ or via phone (800) 736-1420. Fans can also contact Main Events for tickets at (973) 200-7050. Ticket prices are $26, $51, $77 and $152. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. ET. Undercard bouts will be announced shortly. (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Mauricio Sulaiman unanimously elected as new WBC President

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez WBC

This morning at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City, WBC Exceutive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman was elected as the new World Boxing Council President. Mauricio, 44, is coincidentally taking over his late father’s position at the same age Don Jose Sulaiman was elected WBC President in Tunisia in 1975. Thus, Mauricio will lead the premier boxing organization of the world until 2016 when the next election will be held for a full four-year term. All the 26 elections participants voted for Sulaiman. More to come… photos



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Standing room only tickets made available for last Roseland Ballroom show

Tomorrow evening with be a bittersweet night for Lou DiBella and his company DiBella Entertainment. The promotional company will host the premiere installment of the 2014 Broadway Boxing series with the final boxing show ever to take place at NYC’s famed and historic Roseland Ballroom. Having promoted a number of cards at the venue over the years and helping to grow the Broadway Boxing series into what it is today, the historic ballroom will be closing its doors in April after more than 50 years of operation at its current location.

The card, entitled “The Last Dance,” has had such a positive response with New York boxing’s adoring fan base that DBE has had to open up more seats at the last minute to accommodate the flood of calls and requests coming in for tickets. General admission standing room only tickets, priced at $35, will now be available at the door tomorrow evening. Doors open at 6 p.m. ET, with the first bout scheduled for 7 p.m. ET.



February 11th, 2014

Feature Story

Melson keeps fighting

154-pounder will fight Wednesday night while continuing to campaign for spinal injury cord research

BOXING: Boyd Melson vs Khalik MemmingerBy Matt Richardson
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Junior middleweight Boyd Melson has a fight scheduled for tomorrow night at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan against Donald Ward. It’s a fight that Melson (13-1-1, 4 KO’s) says he expects will be difficult, despite Ward being a late replacement for veteran Mike Ruiz. It’s a fight, however, that’s relatively small in relation to the one Melson fights on a daily basis.

That’s because Melson, an Army captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, is also battling a much tougher foe: spinal cord injuries. As a boxer who donates his full purses to spinal cord research, it’s easy to say he has a dog in this fight and it’s one where he’s continuing to punch, despite the odds. (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing Result

No mid-life crisis for Road Warrior. He wants Hopkins or fourth fight with Woods!

GlenJohnson002By Matt Thompson

A mid-life crisis for a fighter happens a lot earlier than for an accountant, but at 45 years young, the ageless “Road Warrior” Glen Johnson has been reflecting on his 21-year career.

Coming off two wins, including a one-sided boxing clinic over cruiserweight Bobby Gunn (25-5-1) in December, Johnson feels he is still not at the end of the road yet.

“Some fighters, they get old because of the way they live,” explains the always amiable Johnson from his Miami home, a few weeks after his 45th birthday. “I never drank or smoked, I’ve never used drugs, never got fat between fights. If I fight on Saturday, I’m back in the gym on Tuesday. I love training. This is my job, my vocation, and I work at it and have always tried to conduct myself as a professional in and out of the ring.” (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson to replace Mayorga on CES card

Former IBF light heavyweight champion Glen Johnson (53-18-2, 36 KOs) will headline Classic Entertainment & Sports’ February 21 card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., when he faces veteran Jaime Velazquez (11-5-2, 6 KOs) of Pawtucket, R.I., in the 8-round main event. Johnson, 45, steps in for Ricardo Mayorga who was dropped from the card due to a promotional dispute with DKP. Velazquez, 42, will end a 15-year layoff.

Also on the card, undefeated super featherweight prospect Toka Kahn (9-0, 6 KOs) will fight in his hometown for the first time since 2012 in a six-round bout. Tickets for “Home Sweet Home” are available for $40, $100 and $126 (VIP) and can be purchased online at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com or by phone at 401-724-2253/2254.



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez 95% done

Former three-division world champion Miguel Cotto told ESPN Deportes that he will begin training camp with Freddie Roach on April 14 (two days after Roach finishes with Manny Pacquiao) for his June 7 clash with WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto stated that the fight is 95% done and that only minor details remaining before the match is officially announced.



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Mauricio Sulaiman expected to be elected new WBC president today

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It’s not a secret that the most qualified successor to the presidency of the World Boxing Council is Mauricio Sulaiman, replacing his recently deceased father Jose Sulaiman. Mauricio has lived his whole life around ring legends like Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman and Joe Frazier among the many world champions with which his father had a relationship beyond boxing. He has many years of working with boxers, referees, judges, commissioners, trainers, managers, promoters, press media and sponsors under the tutelage of his father who held the post for the past 38 years years since taking WBC presidency in 1975.

The WBC is not a family business. It’s an organization formed by more than 200 people headquartered in Mexico City with work in areas such as technology, television, legal, media, medical, marketing, historical archiving, logistics and social work. (more…)



February 11th, 2014

UFC

UFC takes down illegal stream website

As part of the on-going initiative against online piracy, Zuffa, LLC, owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization, successfully took down and seized the records of www.cagewatcher.eu, a website that illegally streamed two UFC pay-per-view events . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Dulorme makes promotional changes, will continue with Gary Shaw

Junior welterweight contender Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs) from Puerto Rico not only moved his training camp to Oxnard , California under the tutelage of Robert Garcia, but he also made some changes on a promotional level. Of the three promoters Dulorme signed with in 2010, a.k.a. “Team Puerto Rico” consisting of DiBella Entertainment, Universal Promotions and Gary Shaw Productions, only Shaw will continue with the boxer.

“I bought the parts of my contract that belonged to Lou DiBella and Javier Bustillo, but Gary Shaw stays in,” Dulorme said, “I felt that lately those businesses were not going well, and I had to do something about it, but this is nothing personal against DiBella and Bustillo because they have been very important in my career and I learned a lot from them but still, this is just plain business.” (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao ups the effort for Typhoon Haiyan relief. More

Lou DiBella will promote a card that will be one of the last events for the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. More

Looking more and more like Amir Khan won the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes. More

Dereck Chisora geared up for a “heavy” year. More



February 11th, 2014

Boxing Result

Maldonado punishes and stops Nater

Welterweight Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr (18-2, 15 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over late sub John Nater (13-5, 10 KOs) on Monday night at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas. Maldonado dropped Nater with a body shot in round three. Another body shot put Nater down in round four. The fight was stopped by Nater’s corner after round four. Maldonado was originally slated to face former world champion Steve Forbes, who was pulled from the bout due to a failed pre-fight medical exam.

Unbeaten 2012 U.S. Olympian welterweight Errol Spence Jr. (11-0, 9 KOs) continued to impress with a fourth round KO over Peter Olouch (12-7-2, 6 KOs). Spence scored a knockdown in round four and then dropped Olouch again in the same round to end it. Time was 1:39.

2012 U.S. Olympian middleweight Terrell Gausha (13-2, 6 KOs) pounded on George Sosa (13-5, 13 KOs) for eight rounds, taking a lopsided 80-72, 80-72, 79-73 unanimous decision.



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

O’Connor tops Beantown St. Patrick’s Day card

The popular Golden Boy Live! boxing series heads to Boston for a St. Patrick’s Day night of fights on Monday, March 17. Golden Boy Promotions is teaming up with Murphy’s Boxing U.S.A. and Back East Promotions to bring boxing back to Beantown at the House of Blues. In the welterweight main event scheduled for 10 rounds, local hero Danny O’Connor (23-2, 7 KOs) takes on Andrew Farmer (17-2, 7 KOs) and the co-feature Dublin’s Jamie Kavanagh (15-1-1, 7 KOs) face off against an opponent to be named in an eight-round lightweight bout. Both fights will air live on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes. (more…)



February 10th, 2014

UFC

EA SPORTS UFC Brings Fighters to Life in All New Gameplay Video

image003EA SPORTS™ UFC® kicks off 2014 with the first look at the future of sports video games. EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Next-Gen Fighters is a new video that spotlights how EA SPORTS UFC will bring the next-generation of videogame athletes to life by recreating the real-world athleticism, physiology and emotion of world class fighters in ways never possible before. By leveraging the latest technology to capture and deliver the most true-to-life likeness and motion of each fighter, a new bar has been set. In the world of EA SPORTS UFC, Anthony Pettis has his swagger, Georges St-Pierre respects the opposition and Jon Jones really gets to be Jon Jones. Watch all these athletes come to life in EA SPORTS UFC Gameplay Series: Next-Gen Fighters now. (more…)



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Shannon Briggs Making Comeback!

By Jose E. Santiago

On February 23, 2014 Route 30 Promotions presents its 2014 Sunday Night Fights (SNF) season opener, titled Pain & Pleasure. After promoting two spectacular shows late in 2013, this season’s first installment promises to be action packed. Featured in the main event, former heavyweight title holder Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs (51-6; 45 KO) makes his return to the ring against Trinidad’s Kerston Manswell (24-8; 18 KO). Briggs hasn’t seen action since his 12 round unanimous decision lost to Vitali Klitschko in 2010.

Also featured on the card are knockout artist Meegal “Mayhem” Harper (9-0 7KO) undefeated Quatavious “King” Cash (7-0 4KO) and , Kenny “BulletHands” McNeil (5-1 2KO). (more…)



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

New WBC President to be elected tomorrow

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBC will choose the new WBC president tomorrow (February 11) in Mexico City. The choice will be by a voting panel of 26 members representing the 10 federations (each with two votes), plus the vote of the six vice presidents and the winner must have at least 75% or 19.5 votes of the 26 participants. The voting will be open to the media. It appears likely that the new WBC president could be Mauricio Sulaiman, who coincidentally is currently the same age as his father was when he became WBC president in 1975. Tonight at the Perpetuo Socorro Church in Lomas de Chapultepec will be a last farewell mass for the late president Jose Sulaiman.



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Don King praises Russian President Putin

By Don King

Thank you, President Vladimir Putin. I, Don King, along with all Americans wish you continued success in your battle against terror. We are very happy and overwhelmingly proud to bear witness to the beautiful pageantry honoring the Russian culture, history and people of the opening ceremony and the start of the winter Olympic games in Sochi, Russia. The ceremony was not only spectacular, it occurred without any untoward violence or negative incidents. (more…)



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Maldonado Jr. returns tonight

Southpaw sensation Fidel “The Atrisco Kid” Maldonado Jr. (17-2, 14 KO’s) may hail from Albuquerque, New Mexico, but if the 22-year-old keeps delivering performances like his recent seventh-round stoppage of Luis Ramos Jr., fans in San Antonio are likely to adopt him as one of their own. Maldonado Jr., a former amateur star who bounced back from two 2012 losses to win four consecutive bouts, three by knockout, is back at Cowboys Dancehall tonight when he faces hard-hitting Puerto Rican John Nater (13-4, 10 KOs) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes in the main event of the second 2014 installment Golden Boy Live!.



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Chisora: I’ll cut Johnson down and then it’s Fury

Dereck Chisora aims to make quick work of Kevin Johnson this Saturday at the Copper Box Arena to send a warning to rival Tyson Fury. Chisora defends his WBO/WBA International Heavyweight titles against the tough American, who took big-punching Fury the distance in December 2012, and knows he needs an impressive showing to keep on track for his summer grudge match with the Manchester traveller.

Undefeated Fury took Chisora’s British and Commonwealth titles and unbeaten record in July 2011 and features as chief support on the undercard this Saturday in a ten-rounder against American Joey Abell. (more…)



February 10th, 2014

UFC

Francisco Trinaldo: Life is Good

Life is good these days for Francisco Trinaldo. Note that I didn’t write ‘easier,’ because life as a professional fighter is always hard. But when you’ve come from the depths of poverty like “Massaranduba” has, made it to the pinnacle of your profession, and have enough money in your pocket to finally live comfortably, hard work is a price he will always be willing to pay . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 10th, 2014

Boxing Result

Chris Algieri: The stakes just get higher and higher

Algieri vs. ArnaoutisInterview by Arvin Nundloll
Photos by Peter Frutkoff

Chris “The Fighting Pride of Huntington” Algieri (18-0, 8 KOs) faces one of the toughest fights of his career against #6 IBF jr welterweight contender the “Tranzformer” Emmanuel Taylor (17-1, 12 KOs) on this week’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Fighting in his hometown at the Paramount Theater, Algieri took time out of his training to discuss with FightNews his career and future, and the showdown with Taylor. (more…)



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Ali Raymi issues challenge to #1 Wanheng

By Robert Coster

Colorful, eccentric and always exciting WBO #7 minimumweight contender Ali Raymi of Yemen has issued a challenge to touted WBC #1, WBO #2 and WBA #4 rated Wanheng Menayothin of Thailand. Raymi (20-0, 20 KOs) achieved a measure of fame by breaking the record for most consecutive first round knockouts from the beginning of a career. Wanheng boasts an unbeaten record of 32-0, 10 KOs. Raymi has challenged the Thai contender to travel to Yemen for the fight, promising him a $20,000 purse. “I know that in Thailand, promoters pay Wanheng in pineapples, coconuts and flavored condoms,” stated Raymi. “I’m offering him real money to fight me in Yemen.” (more…)



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Stuart Hall set for first IBF title defense

BF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall (16-2-1, 7 KOs) will defend his title for the first time against Commonwealth champion Martin Ward (18-2, 4 KOs) at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on March 29. Hall claimed the vacant title in a December clash against South Africa’s Vusi Malinga.

“I’m taking Martin Ward seriously because this could be the biggest banana skin of my career if I slip up against him,” revealed Hall. “He’s a tricky southpaw, but I’ve just beaten two of the best southpaws in the world [in Sergio Perales and Vusi Malinga]. I’ve got in my head what I’m going to do and I’m going to take care of business and keep hold of my title. But it’s a brilliant fight for the North East; that’s why it’s happening.”



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather’s official Khan/Maidana poll ends, Khan scores come from behind victory

Marcos Maidana was a clear winner on most independent polls, but Amir Khan came from way behind to win the one poll that mattered, Floyd Mayweather’s own poll. Maidana had a sizable lead on Floyd’s poll as well, until Khan appealed to his 1.4 million Twitter followers to help him out. Khan then swept past Maidana in the last days of the poll that will allegedly decide Floyd’s next opponent.

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February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo Spring Lineup Announced

Below are the fights for the Spring season of Boxeo Telemundo Ford. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the series.

March 14 – Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, FL (Tickets 4079351412)
Jonathan Oquendo (PR) Vs. Guillermo Avila (MX)
(12 Rounds WBC Latin Super Bantamweight Title)
Jonathan Vidal (PR) Vs. Antonio Tostado 6 Rounds Bantamweights
Emmanuel De Jesus (PR) Vs. TBA 6 Rounds Welterweights
Luis Olivares (US) Vs. TBA 4 Rounds Lightweights

March 21 – A La Carte Event Pavillion, Tampa, FL (Tickets 8138420338)
Matthew Villanueva (US) Vs. David Carmona (MX)
(12 Rounds WBO Latin Super Flyweight Title)
Manny Woods (US) Vs. Marquis Davis (US) 8 Rounds
(Florida State Jr. Middleweight Title)
Toribio Ramirez (US) Vs. TBA 4 Rounds Featherweights

March 28 – Foro Polanco, Mexico DF (Tickets ticketmaster.com.mx)
Marvin Mabait (PH) Vs. Alejandro Hernandez (MX)
(12 Rounds WBO Intercontinental Bantamweight Title)

April 4, 2014 – Foro Polanco, Mexico DF (Tickets ticketmaster.com.mx)
Julian Rivera (MX) Vs. Joebert Alvarez (PH)
(12 Rounds WBC Continental Americas Flyweight Title)
Luis Olivares (US) Vs. TBA 6 Rounds Lightweights



February 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is the North East region of Canada’s great era of boxing back with Billy Hardy? More

“This fight I’m going to get credit I deserved from the first fight,” says Timothy Bradley about his upcoming rematch with Manny Pacquiao. “That’s the bottom line.” More

Former champ Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini was a guest of honor at a recent American Cancer Society benefit. More

Kenneth Egan struggles to get his life back on track. More



February 9th, 2014

UFC

Miller-Green to kick off 172 main card

The UFC 172 main card on April 26 is likely to get off to a rousing start, as always-exciting lightweights Jim Miller and Bobby “King” Green have verbally agreed to meet in Baltimore. New Jersey’s Miller has won two of his last three bouts, defeating Joe Lauzon and Fabricio Camoes. Green has been on a nearly unstoppable hot streak, winning seven straight, including UFC victories over Jacob Volkmann, James Krause, and Pat Healy.

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February 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Full Report: Diaz KOs Beltran; Hirales stops Vargas

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Fernando Beltran’s Zanfer Promotions, arguably the best and largest promoter in Latin America, began its February with a bang offering a marathon eleven-bout fight card at the new home for Tijuana boxing, the Tecate Box Tour tent, located in the spacious parking of the historic Caliente Racetrack. The 3,000-plus arena specifically built to host boxing was half full but with an enthusiastic audience as they welcomed a majority of out of town fighters but none the less enjoyed the show. The main event might have featured a future star when hard hitting and undefeated Carlos “Chuko” Diaz (13-0, 7KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico, came from behind and spectacularly stopped grizzled veteran Miguel “Barreterito” Beltran (28-3, 18KOs) of Los Mochis, Mexico, in the sixth round of a scheduled ten.

After the original opponent fell out, the super featherweight Diaz came in on two weeks notice and many local boxing pundits suspected the Guadalajara fighter was coming in to cash in against the much more rugged and experienced Beltran. Despite Diaz handing out the first losses to two top prospects, Sergio Nuñez and Angel Rodriguez, in his last couple of fights, Beltran had faced the much stiffer opposition in former champs Roman “Rocky” Martinez, Juan Carlos Salgado and Miguel “Mikey” Roman. (more…)



February 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Antonio

Fidel Maldonado Jr 141.8 vs. John Nater 142.2
Errol Spence 147 vs. Peter Oluoch 146.8
Terrell Gausha 157.8 vs. George Sosa 156.6
Kendo Castaneda 141.8 vs. Randy Fuentes 141.2
Travell Mazion 137 vs. Justo Vallecillo 135.6
Joseph Rodriguez 127 vs. Jesus Garza 126.8
Luis Torres 146.8 vs. Milton Ramos 146
Mario Barrios 122.2 vs. Manuel Rubalcava 123
Marco Solis 137.2 vs. Daniel Sanchez 140
Justin DeLoach 153.2 vs. German Valdez 150

Venue: Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy/Leija*Battah
TV: Fox Sports 1



February 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Yamada topples Hong to become WBO female minimumweight champion at age nineteen

By Victor Lee
Photos: Ulysses Sato and Aaron Jang

Nineteen-year-old slugger Mako Yamada (7-0, 2 KOs), of Fukuoka, Japan wrested the WBO female minimumweight title from formerly undefeated defending southpaw champion Su-Yun Hong (9-1, 5 KOs) this afternoon in snowy Chuncheon, South Korea by split decision scores of 97-93, 96-94 (for Yamada) and 97-96 (for Hong). Yamada employed a persistent body attack that weakened Hong over the first half of the boufemale minimumweight titlet. Yamada upped her work rate in the later rounds, throwing full-force hooks to the head that had Hong holding on for dear life. Not expecting to win a decision on the former champion’s home turf, Yamada burst into tears when the decision was announced. With this victory, Yamada became the first Japanese WBO female champion, and the first woman from Kyushu to win a world title. In the semifinal bout, former amateur standout southpaw Ja-Ik Goo (3-0, 3 KOs) stopped rugged defending South Korean Super Lightweight Champion Taek-Min Kim (15-7, 10 KOs) on cuts to win the national belt. Full report to come.



February 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Barros stops reluctant opponent in one

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA featherweight champion Jonathan Barros (37-4-1, 21 KOs) scored a first round TKO over Brazilian Cid Edson Bispo Ribeiro (13-4, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the FAB Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The fight had no intensity and seemingly no significant punches landed when Brazilian suddenly crumpled to the canvas. The match resumed but Ribeiro was soon on the canvas again from looked like more of a push. Ribeiro then seemed not interested in continuing and the bout was waved off. Barros defended his IBF Latino featherweight title. Fans in attendance and watching on national TV couldn’t have been happy with Ribeiro effort in this one.



February 9th, 2014




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