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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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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in

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Boxing News

Provodnikov-Alvarado Full Ringside Report

By Chris Morris and Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas/Rocky Mountain Boxing

#1 rated Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) dethroned WBO jr welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) with a ten round TKO on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,012 at the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colorado. According to HBO’s scale, Alvarado rehydrated to 157 lbs, and Provodnikov entered the ring at 148. Provodnikov made his way to the ring and was booed heavily by the hometown crowd. Alvarado was sporting the Denver Broncos’ orange and blue from his Everlast gloves to his boxing boots. He was met at the ring by rabid fans chanting “3-0-3, 3-0-3.” (more…)



October 21st, 2013



Boxing News

Trader-Farmer to battle for USBA regional belt

Greg Robinson’s Power Productions returns to the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philly on Friday night October 25th with a boxing show titled Boxing Ringside 50 “The Rise of a champion”. Headlining the show are rising Philly super featherweights Frank “Nitty” Trader (10-1, 2 KOs) and Tevin “The American Idol” Farmer (12-4-1, 2 KOs) , who are set to do battle over ten rounds for a USBA regional title and a spot in the national ratings. (more…)



October 21st, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing “Under the Tent” this Saturday

The Irish Cultural Centre of New England, located just outside of Boston in Canton, will host their first professional boxing event Saturday, October 26th, featuring unbeaten welterweight Diego Periera (8-0-1, 6 KOs), of Providence, RI going toe-to-toe with veteran Shaka Moore (11-19-3, 2 KOs), of Norwalk CT, in the eight-round main event. The card will be hosted outdoors in a special event tent, consequently the card is titled “Boxing Event Under The Tent!”

The undercard will showcase two Irish-born boxers who have relocated to the Boston area. (more…)



October 21st, 2013

Twitter Watch

Frankie Leal update



October 21st, 2013

Boxing Result

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton is hoping to challenge for a world title on home turf in Belfast, Ireland. More

“You Khan not be serious!” is what Kell Brook is ranting these days after hearing about a possible matchup between Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather. More

Local Denver coverage of Saturday night’s Alvarado-Provodnikov war. More

Local amateur star from Newark, NJ, Shakur Stevenson is making waves. More



October 21st, 2013

Boxing News

Skoglund tops Mock in Denmark

Photos: Photo Wende

Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (18-0, 9 KOs) is the new EU champion after a points victory over Danish veteran Lolenga Mock (31-14-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at Kolding Hall in Kolding, Denmark. The 22-year-old Swede stamped his authority on the battle early but found himself on the receiving end of a huge right from Mock in the third. However, he proved his chin as he beat the standing count and regained composure. He dominated the rest of the fight, working cleverly behind his jab and throwing well-timed combinations. The scores were 118-110, 116-112 and 117-110. (more…)



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Vazquez outworks Yett

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos by Robert Hughes

Hector “El Diamante” Vazquez (11-1, 2KO) out worked Cory Yett (4-5-1, 2KO) over 8 rounds to remain the Texas Title Super Welterweight Champion at Cowboys Dancehall on a chilly night in Arlington, Texas Saturday night. The card was promoted by Standing 8 Promotions who turned this honky tonk bar into a fight venue for their 5th installment of their 2013 Bud Light Pro Series. Vazquez and Yett fought in a phone booth for most of the fight as each fighter took turns exchanging combinations at close quarters. Yett, a southpaw, continually pushed forward landing upper cuts while Vazquez landed a generous number of combinations to the head of Yett. Vazquez landed the crisper shots as the fight wore on although neither fighter was ever seriously hurt.

Every round appeared to be a mirror image of each other, although Vazquez was doing a little more each round with his flurries of left and right hooks to the head and body of Yett. Although competitive throughout, Vazquez used his ring generalship and cleaner, sharper punches to win fairly easily as they both fought to the final bell. The judges also agreed as they gave Vazquez a clear cut unanimous decision with scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. (more…)



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

De Jesus halts Mendez

By Robert Coster

Dominican prospect Julio De Jesus won the vacant Dominican jr welterweight title with a seventh round TKO over hardy Tomas Mendez Saturday night at Club Calero in Santo Domingo. De Jesus( 19-1, 18 KOs) and Mendez (15-5, 9 KOs) engaged in a wild brawl that had the public on its feet. Both men took turns in hurting each other until Mendez finally decided to stay on his stool at the end of the sixth round. The weary but happy De Jesus mentioned after the fight that he would like a rematch with countryman and former contender Victor Cayo, the only man who has beaten him so far.

In another fight on the ten-bout card, visiting American youngster Amir Imam (11-0, 10 KOs) looked impressive dispatching local boy Jose Antonio Rodriguez in two rounds.

Promoter: Jose Rafael Lantigua.



October 20th, 2013

UFC

UFC 166 postfight and bonus recap

After one of the best cards in recent memory, eight fighters joined UFC® President Dana White at the UFC® 166 post-fight press conference – Gilbert Melendez, Gabriel Gonzaga, Cain Velasquez, Daniel Cormier, Diego Sanchez, John Dodson, Jessica Eye and Hector Lombard. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz is LIVE on FOX Sports 2 on Saturday, October 26 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Manchester, England. Click here for more



October 20th, 2013

UFC

UFC Announces ’20 Days to UFC 167′ Tour

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that its top stars will be visiting different cities across North America for 20 days leading up to UFC® 167: ST-PIERRE vs. HENDRICKS on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

The tour will begin in Denver, Colo., the site of UFC 1, on Oct. 28, and make stops in nearly two dozen cities. Current and past UFC competitors such as Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin are just some of the many stars set to participate. The tour will feature a mixture of fan, media and sponsor events, as well as a social media scavenger hunt spanning the globe. (more…)



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Frankie Leal in coma after KO loss

Sad to report news that super bantamweight Frankie Leal has fallen into a coma after suffering a KO loss to Raul Hirales on Saturday night in Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico. Leal was taken from the ring on a stretcher and brought to a hospital in Los Cabos where he is now in critical condition. We all pray Frankie gets through this.



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Luna stops Attah in six

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

Undefeated Bellflower, California lightweight prospect Alejandro Luna (15-0, 12 KOs) was impressive in scoring a sixth round TKO over former world title challenger Daniel Attah (28-17-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night in the ten round main event from the Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Whittier, California. The young Luna simply outworked and grinded down the veteran of over forty fights. (more…)



October 20th, 2013

Boxing Result

Ex-champ Concepcion flattens Ruiz in tenth

Former world champion and current WBC flyweight silver beltholder Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (30-3, 22 KOs) scored a spectacular tenth round KO over Carlos “Bad Boy” Ruiz (17-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama. Ruiz dropped Concepcion in round two, but “El Nica” took over after that and finally laid out Ruiz in the center of the ring with a left hook in round ten.



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Massa Ortiz still undefeated, Morales edges Gandara, Camacho’s son loses in pro debut

Photos: Alma Montiel

Unbeaten super lightweight Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (30-0-1, 23 KOs) won a hard fought unanimous decision over Reyes Sanchez (25-5-2, 14 KOs) to successfully defend his WBC Silver belt on Saturday night at the Deportivo Morelos, Delegacion Cuajimalpa in Mexico City. Scores were 114-112, 114-112, 115-112.

In the co-feature, the brother of the legendary Erik “El Terrible” Morales, 22-year-old Ivan “Nino Maravilla” Morales (23-0, 13 KOs) edged Cesar “Gandarita” Gandara (22-4, 9 KOs) over ten rounds. A knockdown scored by Morales in round four was the difference as he prevailed 95-94 on all cards to retain his WBC Silver International super flyweight title.

Also on the card, Christian Camacho, son of legendary Hector “Macho” Camacho, was knocked down in round one and went on to lose in his pro debut as late sub Enrique Angeles won a four round unanimous decision.

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October 20th, 2013

UFC

UFC 166: Velasquez 2-1 over Dos Santos

In the epic trilogy between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and former divisional king Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez tipped the series at UFC 166 to 2-1, winning 10 rounds over the course of 23 months to Dos Santos’ one, and defending his title with a fifth-round TKO.

Houston’s Toyota Center hosted the main event, its packed rafters firmly on the side of Mexican-American Velasquez. Their first fight ended in a 64-second knockout by Dos Santos; the second was a one-sided, five-round beating and takedown clinic by Velasquez. This one was closer to a standup-only version of the second with flashes of the first’s potential blasting throughout it. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz is LIVE on FOX Sports 2 on Saturday, October 26 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Manchester, England. Click here for more



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Provodnikov stops Alvarado in tenth round to claim WBO jr welterweight title

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas/Rocky Mountain Boxing

#1 rated Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) dethroned WBO jr welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-1, 23 KOs) with a ten round TKO on Saturday night in front of a sellout crowd of 7,012 at the 1STBANK Center in Denver, Colorado.

According to HBO’s scale, Alvarado rehydrated to 157 lbs, and Provodnikov entered the ring at 148. Both fighters landed big huge shots in round one with Provodnikov bringing the pressure. Alvarado boxed nicely in rounds two and three. Provodnikov began to connect again in round four. Very hard rounds in the middle rounds. Provodnikov was cut over the right eye in round seven, while Alvarado’s right eye began to swell. Provodnikov knocked down Alvarado twice in round eight, but Alvarado somehow came back late in the round. Provodnikov gained steam as he stalked while Alvarado tried to move jab and stay out of harm’s way. Provodnikov was relentless and eventually broke Alvarado’s will as he quit on the stool after the 10th round. Referee Tony Weeks asked Alvarado 2-3 times if he wanted to continue and each time he answered “No.”

Provodnikov said after the fight, “To become a world champion you must take risks, I came to his hometown. My team told me from the get-go I would be a world champion.”

On Alvarado: “He’s a real man, a real champion.”

On Freddie Roach: “I needed to win for Freddie. I miss him.”

After the two knockdowns in round eight: “I just needed to stay calm. I am a world champion like Leonard and Duran. I made him not want to fight me anymore.

Shann Villhauer, Mike’s trainer commented, “It just wasn’t Mike’s night. He was too defensive. I didn’t like the way he fought. He believed all the press clippings after the Rios rematch about being a great boxer and he got away from what works.”

Provodnikov’s promoter Artie Pellulo said that there will be no rematch in Denver, maybe in Russia and that Ruslan will not fight on Showtime, only HBO.

More photos…



October 20th, 2013

Boxing News

Chavez defeats Alcine, Hirales KOs Leal

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Jr middleweight Omar “Businessman” Chavez (31-2-1, 22 KOs), the youngest son of Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez, was successful in his biggest challenge to date claiming a ten round unanimous decision over former WBA super welterweight world champion Joachim “Ti-Joa” Alcine (33-6-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Municipal Auditorium in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Chavez dropped Alcine in round ten and won by scores of 98-92, 98-91, 98-89.

In the co-feature, super bantamweight Raul Hirales (20-2-1, 9 KOs) scored a brutal eighth round KO over Francisco “Franky” Leal (20-8-3, 13 KOs). Hirales dropped Leal in round six and knocked him out in round eight. Leal was taken from the ring on a stretcher.

Photos…



October 20th, 2013

UFC

Lightning Strikes: UFC 166 Prelims

Tim Boetsch continued his success at middleweight while 185-pound ex-pat Hector Lombard made a blistering impression in his welterweight debut in the UFC 166 televised prelims . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz is LIVE on FOX Sports 2 on Saturday, October 26 at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT from Manchester, England. Click here for more



October 19th, 2013

Boxing Result

Alvarado-Provodnikov Undercard Results

By Chris Morris & Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Former unified lightweight champion Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz (38-4, 19 KOs) continued his comeback against Denver’s Juan “El Chago” Santiago (14-11-1, 8 KOs). Diaz won a much tougher than expected ten round unanimous decision. Santiago came to fight and gave Diaz more than he bargained for. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 100-90.

Super featherweight Vitor Jones de Oliveira (1-0, 1 KO), nephew of Acelino Freitas, stopped Martin Quezada (2-8, 2 KOs) at 2:01 of the second round. Oliveira dropped Quezada times times en route to the stoppage. Freitas, who trains Oliveira, worked the corner.

In a walkout bout, light welterweight Manuel Lopez decisioned Julio Chavez over four rounds. Lopez improves to 5-0, 4 KOs, while Chavez drops to 6-6-1, 2 KOs. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. confirms ring return, with one eye on Anderson Silva

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing

Boxing legend Roy Jones Jr has confirmed to Fightnews.com that he will return to action in December against former cruiserweight contender Bobby Gunn. “A date hasn’t been set but it’s supposed to happen in Philadelphia.” According to Jones, it’s a tune-up bout for a possible mega fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva, “if Anderson beats Weldmen, it’s a fight we’ve trying to make for years.” Jones also stated if a bout with Silva happens, he needs a tune up so there is no ring rust, “I know I can win, but I need to be at my best to do so.”



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Zimnoch, Glowacki triumph in ancient 400-foot deep salt mine

Heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (17-0, 11 KOs) remained unbeaten with an eight round unanimous decision over Art Binkowski (16-4, 11 KOs) on Saturday night 400 feet under the Earth’s surface in the 800-year-old Wieliczka salt mine. Scores were 79-74, 80-71 and 80-71.

In the co-feature, #6 WBO ranked cruiserweight Krzysztof Glowacki (20-0, 13 KOs) won when former WBA champion Richard Hall (30-14, 28 KOs) remained on his stool after round three.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Stieglitz still WBO super middleweight champion

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Peter Gercke / SES Boxing

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over #7 rated Isaac Ekpo (22-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Exhibition Hall EINS in Leipzig, Germany. It was a good boxing match with Stieglitz’ speed and workrate keeping the harder punching Ekpo off-balance. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109.

Former heavyweight title challenger Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (25-1, 15 KOs) won when Denis Bakhtov (36-9, 24 KOs) was unable to continue in round six due to an injured hand in a clash for four WBC regional belts. Bakhtov had fought Charr on even terms until the sudden end. Time was :15. Belts on the line were the WBC International silver, WBC Mediterranean, WBC Baltic and newly created WBC CISBB.

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (33-3, 18 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Sebastian Allais (15-8-4, 5 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 80-71, 80-71.

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October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Frampton KOs Parodi in sixth round

In a clash for the European super bantamweight title, reigning titleholder Carl Frampton (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Jeremy Parodi (35-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton was in command all the way, finally finishing Parodi with a left hook to the body. Time was 2:59.

In the co-feature, middleweight Eamonn O’Kane (11-1, 3 KOs) overcame a tenth round knockdown and weak finish to take a twelve round unanimous decision over Kerry Hope (19-6, 1 KO). Scores were 116-112, 114-113, 118-111.

Featherweight Marco McCullough (8-1, 5 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Willie Casey (14-3, 9 KOs) in a clash for the vacant Irish featherweight title.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan Diaz: Fighting for no regrets

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

In 2007 Juan Diaz was an undefeated champion, notching a win against Julio Diaz following his career defining victory over Acelino Freitas. He was on top of the world, the proud owner of the WBO, WBA and IBF lightweight titles. Fast forward 3 years to 2010 and he was dropping a unanimous decision to Juan Manuel Marquez, his fourth loss in six fights, two of those to the future Hall of Famer, Marquez, “The first fight was a fight of the year candidate; they were great fights, honored to have fought such a great fighter.”

His invincibility was gone, his titles taken and his pound for pound ranking diminished. At age 27 he decided to retire, he packed up his bag as well as his bachelor’s degree in political science and decided a trucking company and law school was his future. Partnering with his brother, Jose, they formed JD Trucking, “It’s great, it’s a pretty profitable company right now.” In 2011, he decided to also return to school and further his education, attending The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School. However, the adrenaline rush he received from boxing couldn’t be replaced with classrooms and books. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Ricky Hatton says he’s intrigued by idea of Floyd Mayweather-Amir Khan, says Khan can match Mayweather’s speed

By James Slater

British boxing legend and former light-welterweight king Ricky Hatton is one of a few experts who likes the idea of superstar Floyd Mayweather making his next defence against Amir Khan. Hatton, writing in his debut column for The Manchester Evening News, says he feels Khan is one of just a handful of fighters who can match Mayweather for speed.

“Amir deserves his shot against Floyd,” Hatton wrote. “It is a career-defining fight and would be his biggest payday, so he’s definitely got to go for it. Amir lost to Lamont Peterson and then Danny Garcia, but he’d reached the top. He doesn’t need money, he needs a challenge – and you cannot get bigger than Floyd. The one thing that comes to mind with Floyd is his defence. He can attack, but he prefers to defend, sit on the ropes. I can’t remember too many fights where he’s had to go on the front foot and attack.

“Amir’s one of the only fighters who can match Floyd for speed. If he’s on the back foot, he can make Floyd the hunter, rather than jumping down his throat like I did and so did Miguel Cotto. How will Floyd react to that? The last time he had to be on the attack was against Zab Judah in 2006 and he struggled for the first few rounds. I just wonder what would happen if Amir makes him come out. Six rounds could fly by very quickly.” (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Chisora-Wach in the works

By Przemek Garczarczyk

According to Mateusz Borek, leading Polish boxing publicist from Polsat TV, there is a Dereck Chisora-Mariusz Wach fight in the works for November 30 date in London. Both fighters have in their resume rare feat of surviving all the rounds with a Klitschko and both want to be ready for further challenges in the heavyweight division. “I’m ready to fight Chisora,” said Wach in a Fightnews.com interview. “He wants to fight the Klitschkos again, I want to prove that I’m on the elite of heavyweight division. And in the London arena I can count on big support from my countrymen living in Great Britain. I hope this fight can be made.”



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Ontario, California

By Felipe Leon

In a surprising upset, former world-ranked super bantamweight Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9KOs) of San Diego, CA, looked listless and uninspired as he fell via a unanimous decision against San Pedro, CA’s Enrique “Cuate” Quevedo (15-6-1, 9KOs) in the eight round main event of “Locked ‘N’ Loaded” presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.

Despite Martin mentioning earlier during fight week that an underserving draw against Enrique’s brother, Daniel, back in his fifth pro fight was motivation enough to look for the knockout, it seemed that “Cuate” took it to heart since from the opening bell looked to get on the inside with a solid jab and then followed up with a straight right alternating between Martin’s face and mid-section. Martin on a four fight win streak since his last loss to Luis Orlando Del Valle never looked comfortable in his own skin inside the ring as he looked for a big punch instead of working behind steady combinations like Quevedo. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Beltway Prospects Win in Fort Washington, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

The Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia area of the United States showed the depth of its talent Friday night as a number of Beltway prospects scored impressive wins in front of a packed house at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Highly-touted junior welterweight prospect Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed continued his winning ways with a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated “The Chosen One” Randy Fuentes of McAllen, TX. Reed broke down a tough Fuentes throughout the contest scoring a knockdown with a right hand to the body in the sixth round. Fuentes was very tough and tried desperately to hang on but his offense diminished as the bout wore on. Reed scored a shutout on all three cards, 60-54 and 60-53 (twice) to raise his record to 6-0, four KO’s. Fuentes loses for the first time as a pro and is now 3-1-1. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

UFC

Cain Velasquez: El Gran Campeon

“El Gran Campeon” The text from an almost giddy Cain Velasquez went through to his father Efrain, but due to reception issues in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the picture that accompanied it wouldn’t send.. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Alvarado-Provodnikov sold out; boxing world braces for tonight’s candidate for ‘Fight of the Year’

By Karl Freitag

The last tickets were sold on Friday at 9:15 p.m. for Saturday’s highly anticipated clash between local hero and WBA jr welterweight world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and #1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov at the sold out 1STBANK Center. “You don’t have to sell this fight,” said Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum this week. “Everyone that knows anything about boxing knows that this fight will be a candidate for ‘Fight of the Year.’”

Both fighters are coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances. Provodnikov went life and death with Tim Bradley in March, while Alvarado did the same with Brandon Rios two weeks later. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for a newly crowned world champion to get a big payday for an easy first defense in his hometown. But in this day and age, the big bucks are still there (Alvarado is reportedly making $1.3 million, Providnikov $600K), but not for “gimmee” fights.

“If you are watching fights on HBO, there are no more appearance fights,” said Arum. “The fights are competitive. The fights are hard fights. HBO pays the most money and they expect their subscribers to get the most value. It’s not about picking and choosing. We all know that some like picking an easy fight after a tough fight and you can still do that but HBO isn’t going to pay for it.”



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Former SA champion dies at 51

By Ron Jackson

Former SA junior featherweight and featherweight champion Stanford Ngcebeshe has died at the age of 51. Ngcebeshe, a southpaw known as “Baby Blue,” died at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital near Soweto last Tuesday. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing Result

Quigley wins in U.S. Debut

British boxer John ‘Johnny boy’ Quigley (9-0, 2KO’s) remains unbeaten, scoring a 1st round KO over Jahaad Wingfield tonight in Columbia, South Carolina. Super featherweight Quigley who is managed by Sheer Sports, made the trip across the pond from his home town of Liverpool for his American debut.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights From Whittier, California

Alejandro Luna 135 vs. Daniel Attah 134.5
Roy Tapia 121.5 vs. Sergio Najera 123
Arnold Barboza Jr. 145.5 vs. Douglas Rosales 144
Edelma Jeffrey 130 vs. Myra Manzo 135
Jose Garcia 134.5 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 138

Venue: Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Whittier, CA
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Cabo San Lucas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

The weigh-in for the super middleweight clash between Omar “Businessman” Chavez and former world champion Joachim Alcine took place on a boat floating at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula with the spectacular backdrop of the famed “Arco de Cabo San Lucas.”

Omar Chavez 154 vs. Joachim Alcine 154
Raul Hilares 123 vs Francisco Leal 123

Venue: Gimnasio de Cabo San Lucas
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: UniMas

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October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Luis Concepción 112 vs Carlos Ruiz 112
(Interim WBC flyweight silver title)

Zaida Mosquera 118 vs Dayana Cordero 118
(vacant IBO female super flyweight world title)

Antonio Fernández 128 vs Deivis Pérez 127
Mercedes Concepción 108 vs Erick Flores 106
Cesar Miniel 127 vs Danys Díaz 130
Alexander Duran 132 vs Eric Castro 135
Leroy Estrada 111 vs Jesús Santos 112 libras
Brian De Gracia 126, vs Ezequiel Hamilton 126

Venue: Roberto Duran Arena
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Max 9 (Panama)



October 18th, 2013




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