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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

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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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Boxing Result

Sonsona loses belt, perfect record

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

It turned out to be quite the day for nineteen year-old Marvin Sonsona. In the morning we lost his WBO junior-bantamweight belt on the scales, coming in over two-and-a-half pounds over the 115 pound limit. Things didn’t go much better in the evening as the Philippine fighter escaped with a draw over a determined Alejandro Hernandez (22-7-2 11KO) by score of 115-113, 113-115, 114-114. The WBO title will remain vacant. It was clear that from the early going that these were two fighters operating on different planes, with the former champion waving and smiling to the crowd while a determined Hernandez was trying to make the most of his title opportunity. The talent level favoured the tall lanky Sonsona who was able to bank some early rounds over the Mexican who showed no quit on the evening.

Former super-bantamweight IBF champion Steve Molitor survived a fifth round knockdown and walked away with a 78-73, 79-73, 78-74 decision of Jose Saez of Argentina. Molitor was easily controlling the fight as he towered over his opponent but walked straight left counter that put the Canadian Kid down quickly. Molitor was delivering and landing at a much higher percentage than his Argentine opponent who absorbed the former champion’s shots well. Moliltor seemed highly irritated at the momentary lapse. Molitor controlled the action for the duration, but definitely not in the same confident, aggressive style he had done in the earlier going. (more…)



November 22nd, 2009



Boxing Result

Maidana retains WBA belt

WBA interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana (27-1, 26 KOs) scored a third round knockout over William Gonzalez (22-6-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Deportivo Libertad in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina. Gonzalez was counted out at 2:20 of the round. It was Maidana’s first title defense since winning the title in a shootout against Victor Ortiz in June.



November 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Mayol takes Sosa’s WBC belt

Saturday night in Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiappas, Mexico, Filipino challenger Rodel Mayol (25-4-1, 19 KOs) scored a second round TKO over longtime WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (37-5, 21 KOs), who was making his 11th defense (in 28 months). After Sosa was badly hurt by an unintentional headbutt, he was dropped again when action resumed and the referee waved it off moments later. Mayol was successful in his fifth attempt at a world title.



November 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Ward defeats Kessler

Photo: Laura dela Torre

Photo: Laura de la Torre

By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside

SHOWTIME’s acclaimed Super Six World Boxing Classic continued Saturday as undefeated Olympic gold medalist Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (21-0, 13 KOs) scored an eleventh round technical decision over WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel “Viking Warrior” Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. Ward had the perfect game plan as he surprisingly dominated Kessler, whose face was busted up by unintentional headbutts and punches. Scores were 97-93, 98-92, 98-92.
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Jose Celaya, (31-6, 16 KOs), continued his slow decline from one-time contender, losing a unanimous decision to unheralded Tony Hirsch, (10-3-1, 5 KOs), 40-36 on all three scorecards in a four-round junior middleweight bout.
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Local fighter Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield, (11-0-1, 7 KOs), lived up to his nickname, stopping Francisco Santana, (11-2, 5 KOs), at 2:27 of round five in a scheduled eight-round junior middleweight bout.
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Young prospect Stan Martyniouk, (8-0, 1 KO), had an easy time of it with journeyman Anthony Martinez, (21-33-3, 9 KOs), taking a unanimous decision in a four-round lightweight bout, 40-36 on all three scorecards.
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In the evening’s opening bout, junior lightweight Mel Crossty, (4-0-1, 1 KO), cruised to a four-round unanimous decision over Carlos Herrera, (2-3, 1 KO). Scores were 39-36, 40-35, 40-35, with Crossty scoring a knockdown in the opening stanza.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Erdei dethrones Fragomeni

Tajbert, Sartison also claim world titles

By Karl Freitag / Photos: Eroll Popova

Unbeaten longtime WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei (31-0, 17 KOs) dethroned WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (26-2-1, 10 KOs) by twelve round majority decision on Saturday night at the Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany. Erdei’s speed was evident early on as he landed many sharp combinations. Fragomeni, however, applied intense pressure and connected more and more as the bout progressed. It became a battle attrition as both fighters landed good shots. Fragomeni closed stronger, however in the end scores were 114-114, 115-113, 115-113 for Erdei, who becomes the first Hungarian to win a world title in two weight divisions.

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Olympic medalist Vitali Tajbert (19-1, 6 KOs) won the WBC interim super featherweight world championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over reigning titleholder Humberto Gutierrez (26-2-1, 19 KOs). Tajbert was very sharp and in tremendous condition, as he outboxed the taller champion, especially over the second half of the fight. Scores were 116-112, 116-112, 116-113.

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In a clash for the vacant WBA super middleweight world championship, Dimitri Sartison (26-1, 17 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Stjepan Bozic (23-4, 14 KOs). The referee stopped the bout on the advice of the ring doctor because the left eye of Bozic was swollen shut.

Unbeaten WBC & WBO #1 rated middleweight Gennady Golovkin (18-0, 15 KOs) dropped previously unbeaten Mikhail Makarov (10-1, 5 KOs) three times in round two to get a stoppage win at 1:24. Golovkin was originally slated to face Ishe Smith, but Smith had to cancel with a foot injury. More results…



November 21st, 2009

Photo

Mayweather feeds the homeless

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The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation team was out today in Las Vegas, doling out 250 hot Thanksgiving meals to the homeless today, at Owens and Main Street. Though the champ was not present, Mayweather’s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, was part of the crew handing out meals. Ellerbe commented on Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations, saying, “Floyd has proved himself the undisputable champion and numbers don’t lie. If the fight happens, he deserves the lion’s share of the purse.” – Chris Cozzone



November 21st, 2009

Twitter Watch

Tapia returns March 6

Five-time world champ Johnny Tapia will make his return to the ring on March 6 at the Ohkay Casino near Espanola, N.M. The card will be a pro-am venture promoted by both, Team Tapia and T.U.F.F. Boxing, in association with the Ohkay Casino. Fifteen amateur bouts and six pro fights will be scheduled, with Tapia in the main event. Tapia is expected to be released from jail in January, where he has been serving a short-term parole violation sentence since mid-summer. Tapia, 56-5-2 (28 KOs), has been inactive since 2007.  – Chris Cozzone



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Kennedy captures USBA title

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Unbeaten lightweight contender Teon “The Technician Kennedy (14-0-1, 6 KOs) went to battle on Friday night at the Legendary Blue Horizon and came away with the biggest victory of his professional career, capturing the USBA Lightweight title, with a tenth round TKO of Francisco Rodriquez (14-3-1, 8 KOs). In the co-feature of the eight bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, Saint Petersburg Florida’s Jason Barnett(11-10,5KO’s) scored quite an upset with a third round knockout of Philly clubber, Big John Poore in their scheduled six round heavyweight scrap. (more…)



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Mussachio tops Rooney

Light heavyweight Chuck Mussachio (14-1-2, 5 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Bobby Rooney (11-3-1, 6 KOs) on Friday night at the Trump Taj Mahal in Altantic City. The bout was elevated to main event status when Prince Badi Ajamu came in ten pounds too heavy for his bout Daniel Judah.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario

Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada at the scales

Marvin Sonsona** 117.6 vs Alejandro Hernandez 115
Steve Molitor 126.2 vs Jose Saez 125.2
Todd Furier 143.8 vs Felix Mercedes 145
Frank Abbiw 142 vs Justin Fountain 145
Jason Bergman 264 vs Greg Kielsa 234
Promoter: ORION SPORTS
Television: TSN (Canada)
Venue: Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario, Canada
**Sonsona came in heavy and was stripped of his WBO junior bantamweight world title.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Truax, Kayongo victorious

Photo: Jesse Kelley

Photo: Jesse Kelley

By Jesse Kelley

Undefeated Caleb Truax (14-0) pounded out a hard fought unanimous decision over Kerry Hope (12-2) on Friday night at the Saint Paul Armory in Minnesota. Truax and Hope engaged early and often with most of the action taking place in the center of the ring. Truax was on top of his game in the early to mid rounds as he landed sharp and accurate counter punches to the head and body that shook Hope on more than one occasion. Undeterred, Hope pressed forward like a machine although not having quite the same success. Hope’s relentless pressure began to pay off however, by round seven as Truax began to backpedal and drop his punch output. Hope continued to bring the fight to Truax going into an all action round ten which saw both fighters brawl until the final bell. Judges saw it unanimously in favor of Truax by scores of 97-93 on all cards. Truax takes home the WBF International super middleweight title with the victory. For more details and photos click here…



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Sonsona loses belt on scale

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

WBO Super-Flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona (14-0 12KO) lost his world title on the scales Saturday morning in advance of his scheduled fight tonight versus Alejandro Hernandez (22-7-1 12KO). The 19-year-old Philippine boxer came in over two pounds over the 115 pound weight limit at 117.6 pounds. Sonsona’s opponent Hernandez of Mexico City came in at exactly 115 pounds and will be the only fighter boxing for the now vacant WBO belt. (more…)



November 21st, 2009

UFC

Is Johnson ready to rumble?

UFC 106 is live on PPV TONIGHT at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET

Preview by Brady Crytzer

On Saturday the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to its home city of Las Vegas to present a night of action featuring fighters at various crossroads of their careers. While the main event features an epic rematch between two of the sport’s top light heavyweights, the evening’s co-feature highlights two of the best young welterweights in mixed martial arts  . . . click here for more

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin clash in a rematch at UFC® 106 – this Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET on PPV.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Mthalane wins IBF fly belt

By Ron Jackson

South African flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane outboxed Julio Cesar Miranda of Mexico over 12 rounds in an entertaining fight to win the vacant IBF flyweight belt at the Wembley Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night. Judges Alejandro Lopes (Mexico) and Alfred Buqwana (South Africa) both scored the fight 117-111, whilst judge Wally Snowball (South Africa) had it 118-111. (more…)



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Maidana set to defend

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Universum Box-Promotion

WBA interim super lightweight champion Marcos Maidana (26-1, 25 KOs) weighed in at 139.2 pounds for his first title defense against Panama’s William Gonzalez (22-5-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Deportivo Libertad in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina. Gonzalez weighed in at 139.7. Universum CEO Stefan Braune brought Maidana the WBA award for “Fight of the Year.” Click for more photos



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Griffin decisions McCreedy

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

Otis “Triple OG” Griffin (21-6-2) outlasted Joey McCreedy (11-4-1) to win a unanimous 8-round decision tonight in the main event on the “Autumn Classic” pro boxing card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports, Inc., at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect, 2008 U.S. Olympic Team alternate Danny O’Connor (10-0, 3 KOs) pounded a game James Hope (4-3) from the opening bell for six rounds.
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Eight months after giving birth to her daughter and 20 months since her last fight, 4-time world champion Jaime “The Hurricane” Clampitt (19-4-1, 7 KOs) returned to the ring in triumphant fashion, out-working and out-classing Rachel Clark (4-2-1) en route to victory by way of a one-sided, unanimous 6-round decision.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Vazquez Jr. TKOs Garcia

#5 WBO #12 WBA and #15 WBC super bantamweight Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) scored an impressive seventh round TKO over veteran Genaro “Poblanito” Garcia (36-8, 20 KOs) on Friday night at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. WBO Latin champion Vazquez Jr. battered Garcia to the deck twice in round seven and the bout was waved off at the 2:49 mark.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Baue defeats Cannon

Brandon Baue won an eight round unanimous decision over Robbie Cannon to retain his WBF welterweight title on Friday night at the Lumiere Casino in St Louis, MO. Cannon was almost out on his feet in round three, but gamely battled the distance.
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Lots of knockouts on the undercard. Welterweight Achour Esho remained undefeated in his young career and moved to 5-0 with a first round KO. Former UFC middleweight now cruiserweight boxer Terry Martin also moved his record up to 3-0 with a third round TKO. In a light heavyweight match, David Thomas scored a vicious 1st round KO over Nigerian Dennis Ogboo.
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Heavyweight contender Fres Oquendo worked both Martin’s and Esho’s corner in his first corner appearance. “Man it was kind of strange working a corner, I am not used to that,” said Fres. “I almost forgot it wasn’t me fighting for a minute, I got to see how the other half lives and it isn’t easy but we did real good tonight.” Bobby Hitz promoted the sold out event.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Green: I will KO Jones

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBO cruiserweight champion Danny Green has vowed to knockout all time great Roy Jones when they clash on December 2nd at the Acer Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Green said. “I will knock the bloke out.” Green also denied he and Jones were friends. “How do you become friends with a bloke when you’ve only met him three times. We’re not mates at all. I don’t know too many buddies that want to knock each other out as much as we do. He’s one of the greatest of all time and conducts himself as a complete professional, so in that way we’re very similar, but come December 2nd, I’m going to unleash the fury and knock him out.” Danny Green challenged Anthony Mundine in a bout that attracted a live gate of over 30,000 fight fans and record pay-per-view sales. “Mundine was a domestic scrap. This is going to be the biggest fight in the world this year,” Green said. Danny Green captured the WBA light heavyweight title in 2007 when he scored a shutout twelve round decision over Stipe Drews.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Mikkel Kessler – Copenhagen Denmark – Super Six Boxing feature

In the gym and at home, this is a day in the life of Danish boxer Mikkel Kessler as he trains for his November 21st match.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Andre Ward: Oakland, California – Super Six Boxing feature

On the streets of Oakland California, Andre Ward trains and finds his inspiration in the city and its people.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Sosa defends against Mayol

By Robert Coster

Saturday night in Tuxtla Gutierrez in Chiappas, Mexico, Edgar Sosa (37-5, 21 KOs) will be making the 11th defense (in 28 months) of his WBC light flyweight title. Sosa, who hasn’t lost in six years, is competing with Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Fighter of the Year award. But the busy champion should have his hands full with Filipino challenger Rodel Mayol (25-4-1, 19 KOs), a boxer known for his whirlwind, non-stop attack style. Mayol, a protege of Manny Pacquiao, is best known for recently giving WBO Champion Ivan Calderon the two toughest fights of his career — a controversial technical draw in their first bout and technical split decision loss in the second match. Champion Sosa relishes the prospect of comparing his performance of tomorrow with that of Calderon. “I predict that I will defeat Rodel Mayol by knockout. I want to win convincingly over someone who many say actually beat Calderon.” For his part, Mayol will be stepping in the ring in a fifth attempt to win a world title and it will be, no doubt, with an element of pressing despair, knowing that this might be his last chance for glory. Says promoter Fausto Daniel Garcia, “This fight has the making of a real battle in the best tradition of the now time-honored rivalry between Mexican and Filipino boxers.”



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Kennedy stops Rodriguez

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Unbeaten super bantamweight Teon Kennedy (14-0-1, 6 KOs) won the vacant USBA title with a tenth round TKO over Francisco Rodriguez (14-3-1, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the legendary Blue Horizon in Philadelphia. Rodriguez collapsed in his corner after the bout and was taken from the ring on a stretcher and rushed to a local hospital.



November 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Griffin Defeats McCreedy

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Mark Vaz and Scott Ploof at ringside

There comes a time when a fighter has to take a chance in their career to move up to the next level of competition to see what they are truly made of. Sometimes this works out for the best, other times not so much. Unfortunately on this night at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI, “Irish” Joe McCreedy was not up to the task, and that task was “The Next Great Champ” reality show winner, Otis Griffin. Both fighters landed and traded equally hard shots, however the difference in this fight was that Griffin had solid defensive skills , while McCreedy’s were still in need of some fine tuning. Griffin put the pressure on in the fifth while the durable McCreedy was able to weather the storm. By round six it was apparent that the difference was too much as Griffin almost put the fight away with vicious combinations against his opponent. In the end, it was Griffin pulling out a unanimous decision victory by scores of 78-75, 77-76, and 78-74.

2008 US Olympic alternate and Framingham, MA native Danny O’Connor (10-0, 3 KOs) out landed and outworked James Hope (4-3, 4 KOs) over six one sided rounds. O’Connor worked the body throughout and by round three, Hope was hopelessly out of gas. All three judges scored the fight 60-54 in favor of O’Connor to keep his perfect record intact.

Four-time women’s world title holder Jamie “The Hurricane” Clampitt (20-4-1, 7 KOs) made her return to the ring a successful one as she won a convincing six round unanimous decision over North Carolina’s Rachel Clark (4-3-1, 3 KOs). All three judges scored the fight a shutout at 60-54 on the cards. Clampitt worked the body of Clark at will by punishing her midsection with vicious hooks all night long. This would setup her strong right hand that complimented her attack and gave no chance for Clark to get into the fight.

Providence, RI’s Vladine Biosse outworked and continued to land several combinations against his opponent Jeffrey Osbourne when referee Danny Chiavone called a very quick stop to the fight at 1:25 of the first round. Biosse nonetheless picked up the TKO win as he kept his record perfect at (5-0, 4 KOs) while the veteran Osbourne fell to (8-15-2, 3 KOs). (more…)



November 20th, 2009

UFC

UFC 106 slide show

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

Complete photo gallery from today’s UFC 106 weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay: Click here

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin clash in a rematch at UFC® 106 – this Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET on PPV.



November 20th, 2009

UFC

UFC 106 at the scales

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

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Weights by Andreas Hale
Photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for UFC 106:
Tito Ortiz 204 vs. Forrest Griffin 205
Josh Koscheck 171 vs. Anthony Johnson 170
Paulo Thiago 169 vs. Jacob Volkmann 170
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira 205 vs. Luis Arthur Cane 205
Amir Sadollah 170 vs. Phil Baroni 170
Marcus Davis 170 vs. Ben Saunders 170
Kendall Grove 186 vs. Jake Rosholt 185.5
Brock Larson 171 vs. Brian Foster 171
Caol Uno 155.5 vs. Fabricio Camoes 155.5
George Sotiropoulos 155 vs. Jason Dent 155

Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin clash in a rematch at UFC® 106 – this Saturday night at 7 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. ET on PPV.



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Oakland

Laura de la Torre

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By Bob Hough

Mikkel Kessler 167 vs Andre Ward 166.5
(WBA super middleweight champonship)
Karim Mayfield 151.5 vs Francisco Santana 150.5
Tony Hirsch 164 vs Jose Celeya 166
Mel Crossty 130 vs Carlos Herrera 130.5
Venue: Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
TV: SHOWTIME



November 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Khutsidze wins controversially

Nuzhnenko outpoints Yakovenko in co-feature

By Alexey Sukachev

WBA #4 middleweight Avtandil Khurtsidze (20-1-2, 13 KOs) was lucky to be awarded with a dubious eight-round TKO over Uzbek veteran Kuvanych Toygonbayev (30-6, 19 KOs) moments ago at Budivelnik sports arena in Cherkasy, Ukraine. Headlining a nice-packed little tournament, arranged there by K2 East Promotions, Kiev-based Georgian Khurtsidze, who spent the first part of his pro career overseas before being stopped by Tony Marshall in May 2005, retained both his WBA I/C (for the fourth time) and EBA (for the first time) titles simultaneously. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

WBA Convention Closing Day

By Boxing Bob Newman

Day four of the 88th WBA annual convention in Medellin, Colombia started off with a Rules session conducted by WBA legal counsel Robert Mack. Several revisions were made regarding rules language. Areas where language changes were made included interim and provisional championships and champions in recess, definition of the fighter’s “purse,” and definition of Super champion. Also, clarification of rules regarding notification of highest available contenders fighting for interim titles, or mandatory challenger status, unauthorized drug use, and the policy when equal winning purse bids are submitted. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

Boxing Result

Munroe defeats Maludrottu

By Alexey Sukachev

In a two-way all-action brawl, Leicester native Rendall Munroe (now 20-1, 8 KOs) both retained his EBU super bantamweight title and won the final WBC 122lb title eliminator over Italian veteran and ex-world title challenger Simone Maludrottu (30-3, 11 KOs) moments ago at Harvey Hadden Leisure Center in Nottingham, UK. The contest was fought in close quarters with both combatants not giving a single inch to each other in toe-to-toe storm of light but rapidly fired punches. Maludrottu, WBC #12, took the first haf of the clash but Munroe, who was ranked WBC #2, WBA #4, IBF #11 and WBO #14, got stronger down the stretch. The Italian fighter tried to turn back the tide in the last round but it was too little from him and too late. All three judges saw it unanimously in Munroe’s favor: 116-112 (twice) and 115-113. Fightnews scored it 116-112 – also for the British fighter.



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Ellis defeats Suwannalirt

Photo: Brock Ellis

Photo: Brock Ellis

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Australian welterweight Heath Ellis (11-1-1, 6 KOs) won every round against Thai import Jakkrit Suwunnalirt (15-12-1, 6 KOs) over twelve rounds to capture the interim WBC-ABC welterweight title at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Ellis controlled the bout in all of the contested rounds as he consistently connected with accurate head and body punches. A solid combination dropped Suwunnalirt in round three. Suwannalirt had boxed in Australia previously losing a twelve round points decision to current IBO 147 pound champion Lovemore Ndou in 2006. He lost inside the distance to Michael Katsidis and Emanuel Augustus in 2008. Ellis is the nephew of 1985 IBF 130 pound champion Lester Ellis. For more details and photos click here…



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Jab Promotions Update

By Alexey Sukachev

Saint Petersburg’s top boxing company Jab Promotions is finishing this year strongly as usual. The next coming Friday, November 27, Vitaly Supichenko and Alexander Yagupov will stage another local show at “Typhoon” club in Northern Palmira, featuring a number of rising talent. In the main event of the evening, welterweight Daniil Utenkov (7-0, 5 KOs) is set to face Belgian light-hitter Nicolas Guisset (20-15-1, no KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Provodnikov to face new foe

By Alexey Sukachev

Russian junior welterweight hope Ruslan Provodnikov (13-0, 8 KOs), who has just come back after a lengthy academic hiatus with an easy stoppage of Uzbek trialhorse Mahsud Jumaev in October, will most probably face Argentinean fringe contender Victor Hugo Castro (29-6, 12 KOs) in a bid for a vacant WBO Intercontinental 140lbs title, headlining a five-bout event, which is set for Nov. 28 in Samara, Russia. Provodnikov, 25, was earlier scheduled to collide with Columbian power hitter Breidis “Khanqueror” Prescott (21-1, 18 KOs) but that fight was scratched after Team Prescott had received a much more lucrative offer to clash against another undefeated Brit Kevin Mitchell in the WBO lightweight eliminator. Replacing Prescott was former world champion Freddie “Lil’ Hagler” Norwood (43-3-1, 23 KOs) but this fight was also called off later for yet undisclosed reasons. All four preliminary bouts remain intact, including a much anticipated ten-round showdown between 2009 International Kostya Tszyu Cup winner and 140lb national champion Fariz Kazimov (10-1-1, 3 KOs) and ex-WBO titleholder DeMarcus “Chop-Chop” Corley (36-11-1, 21 KOs).



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Cotto: 1.25 million buys

HBO Sports reported today that 1.25 million pay-per-view buys were generated from last Saturday’s welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight was promoted by Top Rank, Inc.. The 1.25 million buy total represents the highest performing boxing pay-per-view event in 2009, generating $70 million in pay-per-view revenue. The figure includes 650,000 buys from cable homes and 600,000 from satellite and telco homes. A record 110,000 buys from Puerto Rico, Cotto’s home market, are included. It is the second time that an event featuring Manny Pacquiao, a worldwide superstar, has passed the one million mark in pay-per-view buys.



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Win Andre Ward’s Gloves

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Everlast Worldwide is giving away one (1) pair of the Andre Ward’s custom Everlast gloves that he will wear in his Super Six fight on Saturday in Oakland, CA. The custom color scheme of red, white and blue, was designed by Ward and represents his patriotic side when he squares off against Mikkel Kessler of Denmark. To enter, visit Facebook.com/Everlast and post your prediction for Saturday’s fight. Regardless of the prediction, one lucky fan will be selected at random.



November 20th, 2009




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