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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Hrunov Promotions Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Guillermo Jones 200 (WBA cruiserweight world title) Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Lebedev, Jones make weight

Lebedev, Jones make weight

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Boxing News

Green Arrives in Biloxi!

By Craig Watt

Australian two time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KOs) has touched down in the US in Biloxi, Mississippi in advance of his IBO cruiserweight title fight with Argentinean Julio Cesar Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Gulf Coast Arena on August 15th. Whilst it is winter in his home country of Australia, the temperatures in Biloxi and the Deep South in recent days have provided an acclimatization challenge and Team Green have switched training sessions to the early evening to combat the change in climate compared to Australia. Green’s trainer Angelo Hyder stated, “We always knew the climate change would be a challenge and that is why we have come over for two weeks to get used to the conditions. Judging by the last session we have just completed, Danny is on fire and I don’t anticipate any issues and I know Danny will go out and prove this is one of Australia’s best fighters in history.” (more…)



August 8th, 2009



Boxing News

Weights from Cordoba, Argentina

Photo: Courtesy Arano Box

Photo: Courtesy Arano Box

By Gabriel F. Cordero in Argentina

Rodrigo Barrios 134.9 vs Moisés Castro 134.9
(WBO Latino lightweight championship)
Israel Pérez 134.4 vs Alberto Santillán 134.4
Pablo Zárate 149 vs Daniel Montenegro 149
Marco Antonio Peribán 167.5 vs Daniel Comaschi 167.3
Rogelio Rossi 198.8 vs Julián Pino 200.8
Sergio Galván 135.8 vs Edison García 135.1
Venue: Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, Cordoba, Argentina
Promoter: Arano Box Promotions & Golden Boy Promotions
TV: HBO



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Brownsville, TX!

Gabriel Rangel 118 vs Alejandro Garcia 118
Maria De Jesus Rodriguez 143 vs 139.5 Nora Rodriguez 139.5
Johnny Ovalle 141 vs Omar Figueroa 142.7
Antonio Gamez 146.5 vs Jose Trevino 147
Olvin Mejia 126.5 vs Hector Jimenez 126
Maria Salinas 103.5 vs Valeria Garza 104
Samuel Guttierez 114.7 vs Pedro Silva 115.7
Venue: Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville, Texas
Promoter: Paul Garcia Promotions



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City!

Mike Jones 146 vs Lenin Arroyo 144.5
(For Jones’ NABA welterweight title)
Willis Lockett 161 vs Jerson Ravelo 166.5
Ronald Cruz 140 vs Julias Edmonds 140
Jamaal Davis 155 vs Manuel Guzman 155
Francisco Palacios 133 vs Frankie Trader 132
Ryan Carson 131.5 vs Osnel Charles 133
Josh Mercado 146 vs Terrell Boggs 150
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Grand Ballroom, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma responds to Caballero!

By Lee Bates

IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (32-2, 22 KOs) has been recently calling out WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (26-0, 23 KOs). In recent weeks Caballero has elevated his attacks on Lopez, saying today that while Wilfredo Benitez, Miguel Cotto and Felix Trinidad “wear their pants,” Lopez “walks around in a skirt.” Juanma responded today at a press conference in Puerto Rico. “Everybody knows that I don´t avoid any challenges,” he stated. “My promoters Top Rank and PR Best Boxing along with my manager Orlando Piñero make the decisions on who I fight. Right now I’m training really hard for my next fight which will be on October 10th in New York. I will say this. If the time comes where Caballero and I do fight, he better come prepared because he won’t make it past the eighth round with me.”



August 7th, 2009

Preview

Houston on Angulo-Rosado

By Graham Houston

When unbeaten fighters lose, the usual reaction is to regard them as having been overrated. 
It wasn’t always this way. Years ago, undefeated records were not considered particularly important — fighters’ records were not even announced during the MC’s introductions. A loss was considered part of the learning process, and not necessarily a serious setback as long as the boxer had fought well . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

UFC

UFC 101 at the scales

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

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Weights & photo by Robert Kravantka

From the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia for tomorrow night’s UFC 101 card:

BJ Penn 155 vs. Kenny Florian 155
Anderson Silva 205 vs. Forrest Griffin 205
Amir Sadollah 166.5 vs. Johnny Hendricks 171
Kendall Grove 185.5 vs. Ricardo Almeida 185
Josh Neer 155.5 vs. Kurt Pellegrino 154.5
Shane Nelson 156 vs. Aaron Riley 154
Tamdan McCrory  170 vs. John Howard 169.5
Thales Leites 185 vs. Alessio Sakara 185.5
Matthew Riddle 170 vs. Dan Cramer 169.5
George Sotiropoulos 155 vs. George Roop 154
Jesse Lennox 171 vs. Danillo Villefort 170.25

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

Now it’s Promoter Hatton!

By Robert Coster

Ricky Hatton is very busy nowadays thinking as a promoter rather than a boxer and Ricky is thoroughly taken up with his new endeavor. “I’ve had my share of titles in the ring, but now I want to start producing world champions as a promoter,” says Ricky. One such young man that Hatton sees as a promising addition to his new promotional company is British middleweight champion Matthew Macklin (24-2, 17 KOs), a former sparring partner, who will be challenging for the vacant European title against touted Finn Amir Asikainen at the Manchester Velodrome on September 25th in a Ricky Hatton card. The 27-year-old Macklin declared himself to be delighted at the opportunity of being guided by his famous former sparring partner: “I’m really thankful for the vote of confidence from Ricky. Fighting Amir Asikainen who is ranked 4th by the IBF is a momentous step for my career. It means that I will really be knocking at the door of a title shot.” Concurs promoter, Hatton: “Matthew and I must have sparred hundred of rounds so I know him well. He’s a quality fighter and I am happy to provide him with the possibility of moving towards world title contention, which will be the case if he wins the European title.”



August 7th, 2009

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




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