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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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Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri made a special appearance ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions David Sánchez 115 lbs Vs Anuar Salas 115 lbs Rodrígo García 148 lbs Vs Rey Martínez 147 lbs Luis Nery 122 lbs ...

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Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Photos: Ed Keenan / Top Rank USA Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Jose Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) from Avenal, California, spent the ...

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Broner: I’m going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Broner: I'm going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Photos: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Former three-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and super lightweight contender ...

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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

Scale Watch

Fragomeni, Erdei make weight

Photo: Eroll Popova

Photo: Eroll Popova

Giacobbe Fragomeni 195.8 vs. Zsolt Erdei 178.8
(WBC cruiserweight world championship)
Humberto Mauro Gutierrez 129 vs. Vitali Tajbert 129.9
(WBC interim super featherweight championship)
Dimitri Sartison 167.1 vs. Stjepan Bozic 166.4
(WBA super middleweight world championship)
Gennady Golovkin 159.6 vs. Mikhail Makarov 162.5
Rachim Tschachkijew 199.3 vs. Denis Solomko TBA
Christian Hammer 251vs. Hans Jörg Blasko 243.6
Wojciech Bartnik 200 vs. Marcel Erler TBA
Luca Messi 157.4 vs. Lajos Orsos 156.1
Venue: Sparkassen Arena in Kiel, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)
Click here for more photos…



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Hartman defeats Cabuy

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian middleweight contender Jason Hartman (7-2, 5 KOs) scored a six round points victory over Aswin Cabuy (11-12-1, 4 KOs) of Indonesia at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Friday. This was a good win for Hartman as the importation holds a win over WBO #15 Samuel Columban. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

UFC

Ortiz, Griffin ready to rumble again

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

finalpresser106_0049Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Saturday’s long overdue rematch that pits Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz has been suddenly thrust to main event status after Brock Lesnar’s illness forced him to pull out of his heavyweight title match with Shane Carwin. Judging by the respective demeanors of both fighters, UFC 106’s throw down at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas could have very well been the main event all along   . . . 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 20th, 2009

Announcement

Win a Trip to Ali’s hometown!

Contest ends this Friday (Nov 20th) at midnight ET!

EverlastMuhammadAliInspireContest

How has “The Greatest of All Time” Muhammad Ali™ inspired you to find your greatness within?  To kickoff the 100th Anniversary celebration of Everlast and to introduce the Everlast new line of Muhammad Ali™ replica products, Everlast is asking you to describe in 500 words or less how Muhammad Ali™ has inspired and influenced you to achieve greatness.  The Grand Prize is a trip for two (2) to Muhammad Ali’s hometown of Louisville, KY and a private tour of the Muhammad Ali™ Center.  The Grand Prize winner will also receive the entire Muhammad Ali™ Collection by Everlast.  Two (2) Runner-Ups will receive a special prize pack featuring the complete line of products from the Muhammad Ali™ Collection by Everlast.  To enter, please visit Muhammad Ali™ “The Greatest Inspire Greatness” contest site.* Contest ends today (Friday, November 20th) at midnight ET.



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter: Kessler-Ward

By Graham Houston

Once the United States ruled boxing’s heavier weight divisions. Those days are just a fading memory. Showtime’s Super Six tournament in the 168-pound division has demonstrated the rise of European fighters. Undefeated Olympic bronze medallist Andre Dirrell lost a split decision to Carl Froch in the U.K., former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, another Olympic bronze medallist, was knocked spark out in the closing seconds of his fight with Arthur Abraham in Germany and his career is in doubt. Will it be more of the same in the closing stage of the tournament’s opening-bracket bouts when Andre Ward, the Olympic gold medallist, challenges Denmark’s WBA champion Mikkel Kessler in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, CA, on Saturday? . . . click here for more



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Ramos wins WBA belt…

...then ring collapses
Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

Photo: Boxing Bob Newman

By Boxing Bob Newman

The Events Center at the Plaza Mayor in Medellin, Colombia played host to the ten bout card headlined by the battle for the vacant WBA Interim Super Featherweight title. Several WBA regional titles were also scheduled as part of the 88th WBA annual convention festivities. A crowd of approximately 500 locals and convention delegates were on hand to enjoy the fisticuffs. Local hero Likar Ramos took on Venezuelan veteran Angel Granados for the vacant WBA Interim Super Featherweight title. The shorter Ramos caught the 35 year old Granados quickly in the opening moments or a flash knockdown. For more details and photos click here…



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Medziah victorious

Photo: Peter Lim

Photo: Peter Lim

By Peter Lim

A Russian version of Mike Tyson was unveiled in the form of 22-year-old power punching cruiserweight Medziah, who goes by just one name, at the Stafford Center on the outskirts of Houston. Trained by 1984 Olympic gold medalist and former two-division world titleholder Frank Tate, Medziah made a successful pro debut by knocking out Louis Webster, (0-1), at 1:12 of the third round. Although Tate was one of the best exponents of the left jab in his hey-day, it is a weapon thus far absent from Medziah’s arsenal. Instead, Medziah’s preference is to hide behind a peekaboo defense and dip under incoming blows before unloading explosive punches with both fists, a mode of combat uncannily reminiscent of Tyson in his destructive prime. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Minneapolis

By Jesse Kelley

Caleb Truax 168 vs Kerry Hope 168
(WBF International middleweight title)
Mohammed Kayongo vs 146 James Todd 146
(IBA Americas junior welterweight title)
Charles Meier 159 vs Marvin Rodriquez ??
Michael Faulk 154 vs Ryan Soft 154
Venue: Saint Paul Armory, Minnesota
Promotor: Seconds Out



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Rodriguez stops Norman

Photo: Bob Caico

Photo: Bob Caico

By Bob Caico

Rising star Edwin Rodriguez of Worchester, MA, recorded a 5th round TKO over Brian Norman of Decatur, GA in Rochester, NY Thursday night. Rodriguez scored a knockdown in the second round with a left hook and shook Norman with a big right hand at the end of round three. At the start of round five, Rodriguez landed a right hand to the body followed by a hook to the head that marked the beginning of the end for Norman. A flurry of combinations had Norman reeling and the referee felt he had no choice but to stop the contest at 1:16. (more…)



November 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Lincoln, RI

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

Joey McCreedy 165 vs Otis Griffin
Danny O’Connor 141 vs James Hope 142
Jaime Clampit 140.5 vs Rachel Clark 143.5
Vladine Biosse 168 vs Jeffrey Osbourne 169
Joe Smith, Jr. 179 vs Brandon McGowen TBA
Rashad Minor 294 vs Lance Gauch 259
Maceo Crowder 168 vs Duane King 167
Venue: Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, Rhode Island
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc.



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Jackiewicz to face Rodriguez

Photo: Sebastian Andrzejczyk/Bullit KnockOut Promotions

Photo: Sebastian Andrzejczyk/Bullit KnockOut Promotions

by Pawel Rydzewski, Michal Koper

On 27 November, former EBU titlist Rafal “Braveheart” Jackiewicz (34-8-1, 18 KOs) will fight against Delvin Rodriguez (24-3-2, 14 KOs) in an IBF welterweight title eliminator. The encounter, scheduled for 12 rounds, will take place in Elk (Poland) and will be promoted by Andrew Wasilewski’s Bullit Knockout Promotions in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. 32-year-old Jackiewicz appears convinced, that not only the win in the next bout belongs to him, but also the IBF title in the nearest future. (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Teon Kennedy 121 vs Francisco Rodriguez 121
(vacant USBA super bantamweight title)
Jason Barnett 223 vs John Poore 217
Venue: Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc.



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Universum Triplebill Workout

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Fight fans at the Sophienhof in Kiel, Germany, were thrilled this week when world champion fighters and top contenders participating on Saturday’s world title tripleheader engaged in a spirited public workout. On hand were WBC cruiserweight champion Giocabbe Fragomeni and his challenger, long-standing WBO light heavyweight champion Zsolt Erdei; WBC interim super featherweight champion Humberto Mauro Gutierrez and his challenger Vitali Tajbert; plus super middlewight contenders Dimitri Sartison and Stjepan Bozic, who meet for the vacant WBA belt. Click for more photos…



November 19th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from St. Louis

Achour Esho 148 vs Yankton Sothern 143
Terry Martin 190 vs Jadell Wells 183
Virgil Yalbro 250 vs Kevin Jones 232
Dennis Obogo 172 vs David Thomas 172
Robbie Cannon 144 vs Brandon Baue 146
(WBF Americas title)
Venue: Lumiere Casino, St Louis Missouri
Promoter: Hitz Boxing Promotions



November 19th, 2009

UFC

Ortiz, Griffin ready for rematch

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

Both Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin promise a second war Saturday night in the headline bout of UFC 106. At today’s final press conference, Ortiz said he will be 100% Saturday night in his return to UFC. “I’m still young at 34,” he told the media. “Randy Couture began his career at 34.” Regarding Griffin, Ortiz said, “The first fight, me and Forrest, we threw down. I’m glad Forrest stepped up.” Griffin said the fight would pick up where they left off, in 2006. “I’m excited to fight and you will be excited to watch,” said Griffin. Stay tuned for a full report.

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 19th, 2009

Announcement

TKO goes all in at Commerce!

Action-packed card on Dec. 17!

Southern California fight fans will once again be treated to world class professional boxing as TKO Boxing Promotions presents “Fight Night at the Commerce” on Thursday, December 17th at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

Featured at “Fight Night at the Commerce” will be former world title challengers Demetrius Hopkins and Edner Cherry in addition to world ranked lightweight Rolando Reyes in separate bouts.. . . . Click here for more



November 19th, 2009

Announcement

Johnson aims to bring back belt

When Star Boxing’s top rated undefeated heavyweight Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (22-0-1, 9KO) (WBC #6, WBA #6, WBO #8, IBF #12) steps into the ring on December 12th to challenge Vitali Klitschko (38-2, 37KO) for Klitschko’s coveted WBC Heavyweight Championship, he will not only be fighting for himself, but fighting for his entire country. (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Announcement

Escobedo to “Run to Feed the Hungry!”

For years, 2004 United States Olympian and current lightweight contender Vicente Escobedo has been fighting his way to the top of the boxing ranks, but on Thanksgiving morning, November 26, he begins a fight of a different sort as he captains Team Escobedo in the 10k “Run to Feed The Hungry” in Sacramento, California. (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Super Six Predictions

The two Europeans boxers – victorious over their American opponents in the first round of the Super Six World Boxing Classic – are predicting Mikkel “Viking Warrior” Kessler will beat Andre “S.O.G.” Ward in the final Group Stage 1 matchup this Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). One of the two Americans – Andre Dirrell – likes Ward while Jermain Taylor calls Saturday’s showdown a “toss-up.” (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Kessler-Ward officials set

International judges headed to Oakland

By Boxing Bob Newman

After much haggling, and transcontinental communications, the debate over the officials for Saturday’s WBA Super Middleweight title fight between champion Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward, the final fight of round one of the Super Six Boxing Classic in Oakland, California has been settled. Judge Micheal Hook of Sweden and judge Stanley Christodoulou of South Africa will leave the WBA convention in Medellin, Colombia on Friday morning and will arrive at the airport in San Francisco that same evening. This will be in time to join California judge Steve Morrow and California referee Jack Riess at ringside Saturday night for the main event. There had been much consternation from the Kessler camp over a proposed all-California team of officials. The Super Six Boxing Classic contract, which was signed by all the participants involved called for two neutral officials at each fight in the tournament. WBA sanctioning of the fight as a title fight was in jeopardy, but is now restored.



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

WBA Convention Day 3

By Boxing Bob Newman

Day 3 of the 88th annual WBA convention in Medellin, Colombia opened today with a lecture entitled “Motivation and Leadership,” by WBA Directorate member Miguel Prada. Prada is also a presiding faculty member at University of Panama, as a professor of Public Administration. The goal of the lecture was to provide tools and tactics in improving organizational leadership, and motivating members of any organization to improves performance. Prada expressed how former champs Ricardo Lopez and Fidel Bassa were examples of boxers how applied these principles to succeed not only in the ring, but in business and in life itself. (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Foreman NY celebration

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Yuri Foreman, the new WBA world super welterweight champ, celebrates with Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum at a press luncheon Thursday in New York. Foreman is the first Orthodox Jew in nearly 70 years to win a world boxing championship. “I am proud to carry the flag for Israel,” said Foreman who upset Daniel Santos on Top Rank’s “FIREPOWER” event last weekend, which featured Manny Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto. Click here for more photos…



November 19th, 2009

UFC

Koscheck could fight every month

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

Story by David L. Hudson Jr.

Josh Koscheck is a fighter’s fighter, a warrior’s warrior. He fears no fighter and truly loves the combat. One of the most active fighters in the UFC, Koscheck entered the Octagon four times in 2008, including a match against the dangerous Thiago Alves on a mere two weeks notice. He already has had 15 fights in the Octagon in a UFC career that began in 2005. Of his 17 professional MMA bouts, 15 were in the UFC. . . . 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 19th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: Kevin Johnson, Dyah Ali Davis

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 heavyweight title challenger Kevin Johnson and super middleweight prospect Dyah Ali Davis (16-1, 7 KOs, son of Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis, Jr.). 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 9PM ET.



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

CBHOF annual dinner

The Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame has selected unbeaten world light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson of New Haven as its 2009 Pro Fighter of the Year. It is the third time in the last four years Dawson has won the award. Manchester featherweight Matt Remillard won the award in 2008. Dawson (29-0) won a decision over Glen Johnson on Nov. 7 to keep his IBO light heavyweight title while adding the WBC interim title to his collection. The CBHOF achievement award will be presented to Paul Cichon of East Hartford, the former director of the Manchester Police Athletic League boxing program. The CBHOF Amateur Fighter of the Year is Luis Rosa of New Haven. Phyllis Roy of Glastonbury, who is affiliated with USA Boxing in Connecticut, is the Official of the Year. John Scully, Vito Tallarita, Danny Cosgrove, Julie Kogon, Sal DiMartino and Jack Delaney comprise the 2009 induction class. CBHOF’s annual dinner will take place on Nov. 21 at the Mohegan Sun. Showtime boxing analyst Steve Farhood will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets can be obtained by calling Sherman Cain at 860-646-0500 (extension 321) or Mike Murtha at 860 862-7586.



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Z Gorres Update

Fightnews is happy to report that professional medical opinion is that fomer world title challenger Z Gorres is expected to have a functional life. For now, he will need to rehabilitate his left side which may need time but he is no longer in critical condition although still in a serious situation. Gorres may be removed from the ventilator in the next 48 hours. According to Dr. Casey (Trauma Surgeon), the progress of Gorres is remarkable and is normally seen in two weeks but because Gorres who is young and in great health responded well in only five days. “Z has dramatically improved, I am happy with his developement” said Casey.

“We are pleased to hear the news and would like to thank everyone for all the prayers that we know that have helped Z recover from the biggest fight of his life. Thank you,” said Michael Aldeguer President of ALA Promotions. (Gorres’ Promoter in the Philippines). Gorres won a unanimous decision over Luis Melendez on Friday night in Las Vegas. Moments later he collapsed to the canvas and was taken on a stretcher to University Medical Center’s trauma unit where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.



November 19th, 2009

Full Report

Brown dethroned by Aldo!

WEC 44: Report and gallery

IMG_6Results by Brady Crytzer
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In front of a capacity crowd at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas, 23 year old Jose Aldo TKO’ed Mike Brown to become the WEC featherweight champion in the second round of their scheduled five-round contest.

The eyes of the combat sports world were on The Pearl at The Palms Wednesday night, and for good reason . . . Click here for more



November 19th, 2009

UFC

Lauzon heading back to Octagon

A little more than eight months since undergoing knee surgery, UFC lightweight prospect Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (18-4, 5 KOs, 13 submissions) is fully recovered and anxious to get back into The Octagon. (more…)



November 19th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Medellin, Colombia

By Boxing Bob Newman

The Colombian Boxing Federation, in conjunction with the WBA 88th Annual Convention will oversee tonight’s 10-bout card at La Macarena in the Plaza Mayor Convention Center in Medelin, Colombia. The main event will feature the WBA Interim Super Featherweight title between Colombia’s Likar Ramos and Venezuela’s Angel Grandaos.

Likar Ramos 130 vs. Angel Granados 130
(WBA Interim Super Featherweight title)
Santander Silgado 200 vs. Ruy Da Gloria 200
(WBA Fedecaribe Cruiserweight title)
Darley Perez 135 vs. Patricio Pedrero 135
(Vacant WBA Fedelatin Lightweight title)
Daulis Prescott 126 vs. Irving Berry 126
(WBA Fedebol Featherweight title)
Emilio Julio Julio 147 vs. Charlie Navarro 147
Jhonatan Romero 121 vs. Hermin Isava 121
Ogleidis Suarez 126 vs. Angela Marciales 135
Carlos Padilla 128 vs. Fernando Contreras 128
Humberto Martinez 130 vs. Elvis Morales 130
Jhonatan Ricard 170 vs. Jose Cervantes 170
The first bell will be at 7:30 p.m.



November 19th, 2009

UFC

Preview: UFC 106

UFC 106 is live on PPV Nov. 21!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

Their first fight was a spectacular one, and the end result was one of the most controversial decisions in UFC history.

Now, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz returns to the Octagon to meet former world light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC 106. While Ortiz earned the judges’ nod the first time around, Griffin is no longer an unproven flicker in the cosmos of the light heavyweight division.. . . 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 19th, 2009

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel “Viking Warrior” Kessler of Denmark (left) and undefeated Andre “S.O.G” Ward of Oakland pose and face off at a packed, free public final press conference Wednesday at downtown Oakland City Hall. On Saturday, Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) and Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) will clash for Kessler’s WBA 168-pound title in the the first Super Six World Boxing Classic Group Stage 1 bout for each boxer this Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).



November 19th, 2009

Boxing News

IBF/USBA lauded for drug testing

The International Boxing Federation/United States Boxing Association received the top score in an analysis conducted recently by a panel of experts arranged by the Wall Street Journal on Drug Testing policies of sports organizations throughout the world. “I am extremely pleased that we received the highest score among so many notable sporting organizations,” noted Marian Muhammad, IBF President. The IBF/ USBA came in number one with a score of 94.75 and scoring significantly higher than other major organizations such as the NFL (72.5), NBA (57.5), NHL (57.5) and MLB (56.2). The score was based on the presence of a policy, public accessibility to the policy and its administration, as well as the severity of the sanctions on the code’s offenders. (more…)



November 19th, 2009




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