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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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Twitter Watch

Mayweather vs. Maidana is official

Floyd Mayweather announced Monday that he will face Marcos Maidana on May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.



February 24th, 2014



Boxing News

Polvo Oquendo training for return to Kissimmee

Puerto Rican Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) showed his condition this afternoon for his confrontation against Mexican Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (12-1, 9 KOs) on March 14, for the WBO Latino super bantamweight title, in a program to be held at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida, in an All Star Boxing presentation, in association with PR Best boxing Promotions (PRBBP), which will be broadcast on Telemundo’s successful series Boxeo Telemundo Ford.

“I feel very good and very pleased with this new opportunity and to returned to fight in Kissimmee, where I debuted,”said Oquendo, who began his career in 2004 at the same venue where he will fight this time. “We are training hard to get back into a good position and get a world title chance.” (more…)



February 24th, 2014

UFC

UFC GYM Hires Hannibal Myers as President

UFC GYM® has appointed Hannibal Myers as the President of its franchise division, effective immediately. Last January, UFC GYM announced the acquisition of LA Boxing, converting over 80 locations in the last 12 months and growing to 100 locations worldwide currently. Myers will play an integral role in developing the overall franchise strategy for UFC GYM to capitalize on opportunities in the health and fitness marketplace. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

AWE TV

Burns: Spar Wars have me ready to beat Crawford

Photos: Lawrence Lustig

Ricky Burns says that the top class sparring he’s had in the build-up will give him the edge in his WBO World Lightweight title defence against Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow on Saturday night (March 1), live on AWE.

Burns travelled down to Essex recently to mix it with former title challenge foe Kevin Mitchell and unbeaten Lightweight talent Martin J. Ward, and has played host to Olympic Gold medallist Luke Campbell MBE and British, European and Commonwealth Super Featherweight champion Lee Selby in Glasgow as he plots a path to victory against the highly-rated unbeaten Omaha fighter.

“Sparring with Kevin was brilliant,” said Burns. “We did a good 30-plus rounds with him and Martin, who is a really talented boy. Luke was up in Scotland and was brilliant, he’s a huge talent, and Lee came up for the last week and he’s stylish and slick. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Cash Obliterates Laudat

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Robert Tapales: Action Fighter Media

On Sunday night at The Mansion Elan, Route 30 Promotions presented a great night of boxing in Atlanta GA. Billed as Sunday Night Fights “Pain and Pleasure”, the card was highlighted by undefeated Quatavious “King” Cash (8-0 5KO) vs. Leo “The Raging Lion” Laudat (8-13 8KO) in the main event. The co-main event featured “King” Will Farley (4-0 2KO) vs Mexico’s Jesus “La Sombra” Tavera (5-5 1KO).

In the main event, Quatavious Cash was simply too fast and skilled for the overwhelmed Leo Laudat. From the opening bell of their scheduled six round super welterweight matchup, Cash used his impressive speed to unleash three and four punch combinations that seemed to catch Laudat by surprise. The onslaught continued in the second round. Behind a steady stream of shots to the body and head, Cash landed a devastating uppercut that wobbled Laudat. On wobbly legs Laudat was in survival mode as Cash pressed on. After another barrage of shots referee Jim Korb stepped in at 2:34 of round two and stopped the fight. After the fight Cash told Fightnews.com, “after suffering a gunshot wound last year I wasn’t too happy with my victory in August, but now I’m back and I’m looking to make a lasting impression as I climb the ranks in the welterweight division.” (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

“New Blood” Public Workout

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Promotions

Thompson Boxing Promotions hosted an open to the public workout over the weekend that featured a handful of boxers that will take part in Friday’s loaded “New Blood” fight card from the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. In the main event, all-action knockout artist Carlos Carlson (12-0, 9 KOs) and the upset-minded Javier Gallo (21-8-1, 12 KOs) battle for the vacant WBC Latino Bantamweight Title. The bout is scheduled for eight rounds.

The co-feature showcases another pair of exciting bantamweights. Once-beaten Issac Zarate (6-1) of Los Angeles takes on Christian Torres (3-4) of Guadalajara, Mex. in a six-round fight.

Special guest and top welterweight contender JOSESITO LOPEZ was in attendance to show his support. After the workout, Lopez and the boxers participated in a meet and greet autograph session for the hundreds of fans in attendance. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nick Casal, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., uses scars from a near-fatal assault to stay motivated in the ring. More

Mitchell Smith ends Welsh champion Mark Evans’ unbeaten record in Wales. More

A bittersweet moment for Brit Curtis Woodhouse after his title win last weekend. More

Freddie Roach on Miguel Cotto sparring with Manny Pacquiao. More



February 24th, 2014

UFC

Melendez agrees to new contract; Will coach The Ultimate Fighter vs. Pettis

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced tonight that No. 2 ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a new contract with the organization. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Melendez will now coach against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter®. The two will then meet for the UFC lightweight title later this year. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Mack-Bryant on March 14th at Hamilton Manor

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Nedal Promotions is set to bring another night of professional boxing back to the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, Township, New Jersey on Friday March 14th. Headlining the show is the comeback of former world title challenger Yusaf “Mack Attack” Mack (31-7-2, 17 KOs), who is set to face the dangerous Roland Bryant (16-3, 11 KOs) in an eight round light heavyweight contest. Mack knows a win over the upset minded Bryant is essential if he is to make one more run for a coveted world title fight. The co-feature of the evening is a six round cruiserweight contest featuring “The City of Brotherly Love’s” Charles Hayward (9-7, 4KOs) against upset minded William “The Iceman” Santiago (6-8-1, 2KOs). Hayward looks to bounce back from two tough losses against Radivoje Kalajdzic (13-0, 9KOs) and Lenin Castillo (11-0, 7KOs). It won’t be easy though as William Santiago has taken on some of the best and recently handed light heavyweight Vincent Miranda (16-1, 9KOs) the only loss of his professional career. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Big Fights are back in March

By Karl Freitag

Finally! After a slow February, mainly due to the Winter Olympics, boxing will be back in a big way in March with intriguing fights every weekend and many landing on TV. Here’s the rundown:

March 1 – HBO
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera (super middleweight)
Orlando Salido vs. Vasyl Lomachenko (WBO featherweight title)

March 1 – AWE
Ricky Burns vs. Terence Crawford (WBO lightweight title)

March 1
Robert Stieglitz vs. Arthur Abraham (WBO super middleweight title)

March 8 – PPV
Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo (super welterweight)
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cristian Mijares (WBC super bantamweight)
Omar Figueroa vs. Ricardo Alvarez (WBC lightweight)
Carlos Molina vs. Jermall Charlo (IBF super welterweight)

March 15 – Showtime
Danny Garcia vs. Mauricio Herrera (WBC/WBA super lightweight)
Deontay Wilder vs. Malik Scott (heavyweight)
Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Daniel Ponce De Leon (super featherweight)

(more…)



February 24th, 2014

Announcement

First round of ESPN/Boxcino 2014 middleweight tournament this Friday

Featuring Chicago’s Donatas Bonderavas

Chicago’s boxing promotional powerhouses, Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions partner with Philadelphia based titan Banner Promotions along with ESPN Friday Night Fights to present an outstanding evening of professional boxing on Friday at the Windy City’s premier entertainment venue, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Santiago beats Martinez in Phoenix

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Phoenix is a fight town. It proved it Saturday night when near three thousand packed into cozy Celebrity Theatre to take in ten professional boxing matches presented by the only game in town, Iron Boy Promotions. “Iron Boy XI” overflowed with local talent as well as one or two names from the past. In the main event, local fan favorite Alexis “Beaver” Santiago (16-3-1, 7KOs) boxed his way to a unanimous decision over tough Tijuana fighter Hanzel “Rude Boy” Martinez (20-2, 16KOs) for the WBC USNBC bantamweight title over ten rounds. What turned into a war was Santiago’s first defense of the belt he captured last year.

Santiago captured the vacant belt in a hometown rivalry when he defeated Alex Rangel via a ninth round stoppage in the same venue in September of last year. Hanzel actually had held the same belt last year but was stripped when he wasn’t able to defend it. (more…)



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd: My Dad’s gonna fight Robert Guerrero’s Dad

By TMZSports.com

It’s a real life family feud — Floyd Mayweather’s dad tells TMZ Sports … he’s all set to get in the ring to FIGHT the father of one of Floyd’s old opponents, Robert Guerrero … for real. Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Guerrero were out at breakfast together in L.A. the other day — one month after they squared up against each other outside a boxing facility in Vegas. Only this time, both men were actually civil toward each other — and confirmed they’ve both agreed to settle their beef in the ring. “You’re gonna see one of the best fights bro,” Guerrero says … “I’m fighting one of the best fighters in the world.”

So far, no date has been set … but both men insist it’s gonna happen soon — and will probably be recorded for a reality show. Stay tuned …



February 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Rachman and Amol win in Papua

By Jeff Pamungkas

Former WBA and IBF minimumweight champion Muhammad Rachman (64-11-5, 34 KOs) has successfully returned to the ring by defeating Thongthailek sor Tanapinyo of Thailand (18-15, 7 KOs) Saturday night to seize the vacant IBO International jr flyweight title at Waringin Sports Hall in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, located on the island of New Guinea in the eastmost part of the country. The 42-year-old veteran Rachman took over in the middle of the fight, knocking down his opponent three times (rounds eight, eleven and twelve) before referee Phil Austin finally stopped the bout in the last round.

“I’m satisfied that I can still perform my best skill, stamina and strength at my age. I still want to win a world title with the WBA, WBC, IBF or IBO once more before I’m retired,” Rachman told this writer via a long distance call. Rachman also performed as the promoter of the event.

In the main undercard bout, light flyweight Heri Amol (33-14-4, 13 KOs) knocked out the aggressive Thai Yuthtajak Sithsaitong (reportedly 10-1, 9 KOs) in round three of the scheduled non-title ten round bout. Both fighters decided to fight in a close distance and traded punches from the beginning of the fight, but Amol’s right uppercut to the jaw ended Sithsaitong.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Shimmell Dominant, Garcia Toughs It Out

Story and Photos by Bob Ryder

Local favorites Jordan Shimmell and Johnny Garcia came through for their fans and promoter Two Fist Promotions in winning their contests before an enthusiastic crowd at the DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids Saturday night.

In the 10 round main event, cruiserweight Shimmell moved up to heavyweight for this show and faced Damon Reed of Topeka, Kansas. Despite his extensive experience, Reed had little to offer against Jordan as Shimmell dominated the contest. Reed attempted to get Jordan off his game with some veteran tricks and inside rough housing to no avail. Reed took a knee for the first knockdown in the second round after absorbing a hard body blow. In the third it was all one way action as Shimmell scored three knockdowns for the automatic TKO at 1:59 of the round. Shimmell advances to (13-0, 11 KOs) and there was talk of a possible TV fight in the near future for the former decorated amateur star. Reed slides down to (47-18, 32 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 presser and bonus recap

Several fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 170 post-fight press conference – Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, Rory MacDonald, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Mike Pyle, Stephan Thompson, and Raphael Assuncao . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Burns confident ahead of Crawford bout, eyes move up to 140

By James Slater

Scottish hero Ricky Burns is ultra confident ahead of this coming Saturday’s clash with unbeaten Terence Crawford, so much so that his trainer Billy Nelson is taking about his fighter making history soon after the fight. Nelson told The Daily Record how he is sure his fighter will beat Crawford and then make the move up to the 140 pound division to win a belt there. If Burns were able to do this, he would become the first Scottish boxer to win world titles in three different weight classes. Burns, the reigning WBO lightweight ruler, previously held the WBO super-featherweight crown. Of course, the classy fast-handed Crawford has plans to ruin Burns’ lofty goal.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Barbie Juarez defeats Mighty McMorrow

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Former world champion and Mexican female icon Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (39-7-3, 16 KOs) retained her WBC international belt with a ten round unanimous decision over current WBO flyweight champ “Mighty” Melissa McMorrow (9-4-3, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo de la Angelopolis in Puebla, Mexico. Juarez won 96-94 on all the judges’ cards. McMorrow’s WBO world flyweight title was not at stake.

Lightweight Miguel “Mickey” Roman (45-22, 33 KOs) scored a second round KO against Enrique “Torito” Tinoco (11-2-2, 7 KOs). (more…)



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Acevedo demolishes Herrera in Kansas

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Photo: Donald Leary

Jr welterweight Herbert Acevedo (11-1, 6 KOs) scored a first round KO over Marcos Herrera (6-11-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at the American Legion in Garden City, Kansas. Acevedo, who is trained by Robert Garcia at the famed Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California, claimed the UBF Midwest and Kansas state titles with the win.

Other results:
Trinidad Marry D6 Joel Vargas
Guy Smith Jr W4 Fernando Serrano
Steven Garcia W4 Emmanuel Llanos



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170: Rousey, Cormier Carry Torch

As the Winter Olympics were taking place across the globe in Sochi, two past Olympians entered an Octagon in Las Vegas to decide the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In the end, Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist in judo, TKOd Sara McMann, a silver medalist in wrestling, to defend her UFC gold. More notably, the win was the undefeated Rousey’s seventh in the first round, and her first-ever by TKO, with all of her previous wins coming by armbar. Plus, Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier kept his own perfect record intact with a first-round TKO of his own . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ex-champs Liakhovich and Alcine win in Phoenix

By Felipe Leon at ringside

Former WBO heavyweight world champion Siarhei Liakhovich (26-6, 17 KOs) won a slow-paced eight round unanimous decision over local fighter “Bad” Chad Davis (5-12, 1 KO) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix, Arizona. Scores were 80-74, 79-73, 79-73. Liakhovich ended a three-fight losing streak.

Former WBA jr middleweight champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) scored a third round KO over previously unbeaten Jovan Ramirez 3-1. Alcine dropped Ramirez twice in the third.



February 23rd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Prelims: Koch by KO

Two undefeated newcomers kept their perfect records intact and two bantamweights built cases for title shots, but the highlight of the UFC 170 prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass, as Erik Koch made a devastating lightweight debut . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Next up: UFC Fight Night is live on UFC Fight Pass on Saturday, March 1 from Macao, China, at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT Click here for more info



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Muhammad Ali’s 1964 fight-worn gloves from first title bout against Sonny Liston, bring $836,500 at public auction

The boxing gloves that Muhammad Ali (then known as Cassius Clay) wore as he faced Sonny Liston in the ring on Feb. 25, 1964, and subsequently won his first Heavyweight Championship, brought $836,500 on Feb. 22, as part of Heritage Auctions’ Sports Platinum Night Auction, almost 50 years exactly from the day of the fight. The final price includes 19.5% Buyer’s premium. The gloves were purchased by a collector that wished to remain unidentified.



February 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Payano, Savigne, Collado, Marrero triumph

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Tom Casino / Iron Mike Productions

Two-time Dominican Republic Olympian Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquaio” Payano (15-0, 8 KOs), WBA #2, WBC #10, IBF #15 at bantamweight, dropped awkward German “Pantgeonero” Meraz (46-29-1, 25 KOs) once in the second round and then outboxed him on his way to a one sided eight round unanimous decision victory by scores of 80-71 x 2 and 79-72 respectively at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem PA.

WBC #4 ranked light heavyweight Humberto “El Don” Savigne (12-1, 9 KOs), scored a crushing one punch knockout of “The General” Maxell Taylor (18-7-1, 8 KOs) at 1:11 of the second round. The straight right up top, had Taylor out cold before he hit the canvas. After several minutes, Taylor was able to leave the ring under his own power.

WBA #14 super featherweight contender Alexei “The Hurricane” Collado (18-0, 16 KOs) outworked former Mexican featherweight champion Edgar “Basuras” Riovalle (36-17-2, 25 KOs) over eight solid rounds of give and take action to capture the unanimous decision victory by scores of 78-74 across the board.

Former world title challenger Claudio “The Matrix” Marrero (15-1, 11 KOs) easily out boxed fifty-six fight veteran Jose Angel Berranza (36-28-2, 28 KOs) over eight rounds to capture a one-sided unanimous decision victory by scores of 80-72 across the board. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Coyle wins war with Brizuela

Lightweight Tommy Coyle (18-2, 8 KOs) was the last man standing in a war with Daniel Brizuela (25-3-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Ice Arena in Hull, England. Both fighters were knocked down four times, plus Coyle was deducted two points and Brizuela was deducted one point. The bout was waved off in round twelve after Brizuela went down in the twelfth, even though he beat the count. Coyle was down in round two, twice in round six and again in round eleven. Brizuela was on the deck in round eight, twice in round eleven and once in round twelve.

Also, jr welterweight Curtis Woodhouse (22-6, 13 KOs) won the British title with a twelve round split decision over reigning titleholder Darren Hamilton (14-3, 3 KOs). Scores were 116-115, 116-114 for Woodhouse, 116-113 for Hamilton. Woodhouse, 33, said he now plans to retire.

Gavin McDonnell (11-0-1, 4 KOs) won the vacant British super bantamweight title with a sixth round TKO over Leigh Wood (11-1, 4 KOs). Gavin is the twin bother of Jamie McDonnell, the former IBF world champion.

Olympic lightweight gold medallist Luke Campbell (5-0, 4 KOs) abused journeyman Scott Moises (8-9-1, 2 KOs) until the bout was stopped in round eight. Two knockdowns.

York Hall, London: Cruiserweight Tony Conquest (13-1, 5 KOs) claimed the vacant Commonwealth title with twelve round unanimous decision over Daniel Ammann (29-6-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 118-110, 119-109 and 120-109.



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Robinson outboxes Kosaev to capture NABO welterweight title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Friday night before a packed house at the Rollins Center inside the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover, Delaware, “The New” Ray Robinson (17-2, 7 KOs) made a prolific statement that he is ready to take on the top fighters in the welterweight division by impressively out boxing previously undefeated Aslanbek “The Warrior” Kosaev (25-1-1, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the vacant NABO title by scores of 118-110 x 2 and 117-111. In the eight round co-feature of the seven bout card promoted by Champs Management, super featherweight contender Cornelius Lock (22-6-2, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of former world title challenger Rogers “The Tiger” Mtagwa (27-16-2, 19 KOs). (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Garcia Wins Against Landeros, Covielles Upsets Quiroz

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Paul Gallegos

A good solid turn out made their way to the Mission Tower Facility of the famed Del Mar Fairgrounds in the north county of San Diego to take in the first fight card of the season. “Ringside at Del Mar” was presented by Paco Promotions in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T Gym. In the main event, Tijuana’s Fernando “Cuervito” Garcia (19-6-2, 11KOs) made his way back into the ring after four months to take a hard earned split decision over journeyman Adolfo “Tepito” Landeros (22-34-2, 10KOs) over six lightweight rounds. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Atlanta

By Jose E. Santiago at the scales

Quatavious Cash 155 vs Leo Laudat 151
Jesus Tavera 147 vs Will Farley 145
Jelani Bitoy 205 vs Lance Campbell 212
Devin Goins 199 vs Derek Ntifo 189.6
Joel Djeko 197 vs Brad Austin 197
Bahodir Mamadjonov 145 vs Joseph Brady TBD

Unfortunately, the much anticipated return of Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs was scratched from the card due to medical requirements not being met by a deadline of Thursday at their monthly meeting, according to the Georgia Athletic & Entertainment Commission (GAEC).

Venue: The Mansion Elan
Promoter: Route 30



February 22nd, 2014

UFC

Dan Hardy joins UFC Fight Pass as Color Commentator

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy – the popular and charismatic former UFC® welterweight title contender – will serve as the color commentator for six UFC Fight Night events to be screened exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS™, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced on Friday. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Garden City, Kansas

Herbert Acevedo 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 140
(Kansas State & Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Midwest title)

Joel Vargas Liberal 156 vs. Trinidad Marry 158
(Kansas middleweight title)

Fernando Serrano 145 vs. Guy Smith Jr 143
Steven Garcia 145 vs. Emmanuel Llanos 145

American Legion, Garden City, Kansas
Promoter: Juan Aldana Jr (JAB Promotions)
Matchmaker: Juan Aldana Jr
Tickets: 620-272-3952



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Vazquez retains title; Sonsona KOs Shimoda; Olympic gold medalists KO foes

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

IBF lightweight world champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Russian Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macau, China. It was a typical tactical Vazquez fight as he used his height and ring movement to outbox the aggressive Shafikov when he wasn’t holding him. The challenger never got much going. Vazquez was cut over the left eye in round four. Shafikov was cut over the right eye in round seven. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 119-109.

2008/2012 Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) of China scored a seventh round KO over Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym (15-4, 11 KOs) in a flyweight bout. Shiming dropped Kokietgym three times in round seven. Time was 2:09.

In a crossroads fight between former world champions, Filipino Marvin Sonsona (18-1-1, 15 KOs) scored a crushing third round KO over Japan’s Akifumi Shimoda (28-4-2, 12 KOs) in a bout fought in the featherweight division. Shimoda got off to a good start, but a left uppercut from Sonsona put Shimoda out cold. Time was 1:17. Sonsona is now the WBO International beltholder. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Olympic caliber edition of the Downes Side! I can’t guarantee that it will be as exciting as pairs ice dancing (too many twizzles for me to compete with), but it will be a close second . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton Promotions, Martin Murray part ways

Hatton Promotions Statement: Hatton Promotions has taken the decision to allow Martin Murray’s contract to expire. This means the company will no longer financially invest further in Martin’s career following the St Helens boxer’s unwillingness to commit to opportunities negotiated on his behalf. Offers for world title fights with Gennady Golovkin and Felix Sturm have been on the table for a number of weeks, but Murray has decided to hold off signing any agreements. Neither of these offers will be available indefinitely, with Sturm now looking at alternative opponents and Golovkin only likely to appear in Europe once more before pressing forwards with his career in the United States. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Miller defeats Engel in Albany, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 2014 debut of Take It Light Promotions kicked off in Albany, NY with a seven bout card under “The Egg” at the Empire Plaza. In the main event, Shawn Miller had to climb of the canvas in the first round to get the win two rounds later when Kevin Engel ruptured his right bicep, surrendering on his stool in obvious pain after the third of a scheduled ten. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lundy beats Santana, Imam stops Robinson

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Lightweight Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (24-3-1, 11 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lundy outworked Santana and scored a knockdown in round nine to win 98-91 on all cards.

In a clash of undefeated super lightweights, Amir “Young Master” Imam (13-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth knockout of Jared “The Quiet Storm” Robinson (14-1, 6 KOs). Imam knocked Robinson clean through the ropes all the to the ground. He made it back in the ring but the bout was stopped.

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February 22nd, 2014




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