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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

A decision on the fate of super middleweight Khoren Gevor is expected this week after his post-fight attack on 61-year-old referee Manfred Küchler. A suspension is expected, but not the lifetime ban some are calling for.
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WBC #10 rated heavyweight Chauncey Welliver (46-5-5, 16 KOs) has been added to Danger-Fire Promotions’ April 23rd card at The Expo Centre in Topeka, Kansas. Welliver faces local fan favorite Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (35-15-1, 22 KOs) of St. Joseph, Missouri, in a ten-rounder.
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Undefeated Miami-based middleweight Michael Oliveira (14-0, 11 KOs) is tentatively scheduled for June 4 clash against Eduardo “El Cheito” Flores (10-2, 7 KOs) at Mauro Pinheiro Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After that, Globo TV has plans for a 5,000-seat portable arena to be constructed in the capital city of Brasilia for another Oliveira fight in September.
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Argentina Notes: Former two-time WBA world flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Coton” Reveco (26-1, 15 KOs) trains hard in Mendoza, Argentina, where he will soon be announced in a fight at 112 pounds….former WBO super featherweight world champion Jorge Rodrigo “Hyena” Barrios (50-4-1-1 NC, 35 KOs) is preparing his return to the ring. Undefeated bantamweight Gaston Bustamante (5-0, 2 KOs) is sparring with him.
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Fightnews.com sends condolences to matchmaker Ron Katz, whose mother Connie Katz passed away yesterday. She was 86-years-old.
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Bobby Hitz and the Hitz Boxing Family are sad to announce the loss of Chicago native and once-beaten 39-year-old cruiserweight Kevin Cestone, who passed away suddenly earlier this week. Cestone (5-1, 3 KOs), who returned to boxing last May after 10-year retirement, was in the process of transitioning into a trainer and starting his own boxing gym when tragedy struck. The cause of death is still unknown.



April 14th, 2011



Boxing News

Nava visits Veracruz Hospital

Photos: HG Boxing

With those words the current interim WBC female super bantamweight champion Jackie Nava as well as Hollie Dunaway and Jessica Chavez greeted the boys and girls of the Regional Hospital of Veracruz who are suffering with the tragic illness of cancer. Guided by the Hospital’s Director Gloria Mendoza, the female fighters were witness to the battle the young warriors must fight every day in hopes of recuperating their health. For more details and photos click here…



April 14th, 2011

Boxing Result

Salita, Collazo victorious

By Mariano A. Agmi at ringside
Photos: Alex Gorokhov

Native New Yorkers Dmitriy Salita and Luis Collazo thrilled a packed house that included former world champions Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi and Iran “The Blade” Barkley at the Oceana Hall in Coney Island, Brooklyn in separate bouts on Wednesday night, each scoring decisive victories over their opponents.

Dmitriy Salita (33-1-1, 17 KOs), fighting for the third time in 8 months, worked behind a disciplined, busy jab to outbox Oklahoma City’s Ronnie Warrior Jr. (13-5-1, 4 KOs) over 8 rounds. Salita (149lbs) controlled the pace throughout the fight, landing multi-punch combinations and turning southpaw Warrior (148lbs) all night. Salita suffered a cut over his right eye in round 8 from a headbutt.

In the co-feature, former WBA welterweight champion Luis Collazo (31-4, 16 KOs) made a successful return to the ring, knocking out journeyman Franklin Gonazalez (13-9, 10 KOs) after only 3 rounds. Collazo (152lbs), fighting at junior middleweight after a two year absence, could not miss, dropping Franklin (151lbs) with a straight left hand at the end of round 2 and twice in round 3 from sharp left uppercuts. Referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight after a well placed left uppercut to the body dropped Gonzalez at 2:14 of round 3. For more details and photos click here…



April 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Rojas, Montes presser

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

WBC super flyweight champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas promised that he would knock out his newest challenger Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes on Saturday, May 21st, at the brand new Metropolitan Arena in the Mexican state of Chiapas during the announcing press conference today in Mexico City. “Like always, I will be ready for twelve rounds if not fifteen. It’s about time I score another knock out and this would be the perfect opportunity since my opponent doesn’t have many fights,” Rojas of Veracruz, MX, stated to the assembled media. “I am happy to fight in Mexico once again after my fights in Japan. I know he is a strong fighter but I am hungry and I will come out to win.” (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Another new foe for Quintero

By Felipe Leon

Super featherweight Marvin Quintero (21-3, 17 KOs) will now face late sub Juan Santiago (13-6-1, 8 KOs) in a scheduled ten rounder on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Quintero was supposed to face hard-hitting former title challenger Ji Hoon Kim (22-7, 18 KOs) but that face-off was scratched after Kim was diagnosed with a detached retina earlier this week. He was then slated to face Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (10-1, 3 KOs) but that bout also fell out.



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Bantam tourney quotes

Photo: Tom Hogan/Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Four of the world’s most talented and exciting bantamweights participated in a media conference call to discuss The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All on Saturday, April 23 LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight world champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko (28-2, 22 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, will defend his title against the fast-rising, undefeated Abner Mares (21-0-1, 13 KOs), of Hawaiian Gardens, Calif. by way of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in the tournament final. Mares’ WBC Silver bantamweight belt will also be on the line. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzalez meets 30-day weight

Photo and report by Ricardo Conde

WBC Silver super middleweight champion Noe ‘El Carbonero’ Gonzalez (26-1, 18 KOs) of Uruguay, training out of the renowned World Crown Sports Training Center in Oxnard, California, met the pre-weight requirement today and registered in at 173 pounds, the weight was within the mandated 10% over the 168 pound super middleweight limit. Gonzalez will step back into the ring and make the first defense of his title on Friday, May 13th against Ruben ‘Cloroformo’ Padilla (18-2-1, 17 KOs) of Mexico at the Estadio Cr. Gaston Guelfi/ Palacio Peñarol in Montevideo, Uruguay which is being presented by Best Box and Sergio Marquez Promociones. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

More JuanMa, Salido Quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

The four fighters who will compete in this Saturday’s doubleheader on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) participated in the final press conference Wednesday at the Verdanza Hotel here. In the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, Juan Manuel Lopez (30-0, 27 KOs) will risk his unblemished record and World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-pound titleholder Orlando “Siri’’ Salido (34-11-2, 22 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico.

The co-feature from Ruben Rodriguez Coliseo in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, will pit promising, undefeated Luis Cruz (17-0, 14 KOs), of Philadelphia by way of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, versus late substitute and No. 8 IBF contender, Martin “El Brochas’’ Honorio (29-5-1, 15 KOs), of Mexico City, in a 10-round junior lightweight bout. Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc. will promote the doubleheader. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

JuanMa returns to roots

One of Puerto Rican boxing’s native sons, Juan Manuel Lopez returns to the gym where he trained as a young boy. Take a tour with JuanMa through Caguas Municipal Gym and meet the trainers developing the next generation of fighters. Lopez vs. Salido: Sat. April 16th at 10:30pm ET/PT.



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Juan-Ma vs Salido presser

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

WBO Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” López is confident in a win against mexican and former IBF Featherweight Champion Orlando Salido this Saturday, April 16th, at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, in a Top Rank and PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation to be televised by Showtime.

“I’m very well trained for this bout, I know Salido, a strong fighter a former world champion”, Lopez said during tha final press conference held today at Verdanza Hotel in Isla Verde, Carolina, Puerto Rico. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Interview

Perez ready to defend

Photo and report by Ricardo Conde

Fast rising NABO super featherweight champion Eloy ‘The Prince’ Perez (20-0-2, 5 KOs) of Salinas, California, under the watchful eye of long time trainer Max Garcia, will headline and take on Alejandro ‘Soma’ Rodriguez (12-1, 6 KOs) this Friday, April 15th at the Longshoremen’s Hall at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, California on the latest edition of TeleFutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate”, the fight card dubbed “Battle on Beach Street” is being presented by Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Jorge Marron Productions. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Ji Hoon Kim scratched

By Felipe Leon

Super featherweight Marvin Quintero (21-3, 17 KOs) will now face late sub Gabriel “The Ghost” Tolmajyan (10-1, 3 KOs) in a scheduled ten rounder on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” from the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Quintero was supposed to face hard-hitting former title challenger Ji Hoon Kim (22-7, 18 KOs) but that face-off was scratched after Kim was diagnosed with a detached retina earlier this week.



April 13th, 2011

Scale Watch

Salita, Warrior weights

Dmitry Salita 149 vs. Ronnie Warrior, Jr., 148

Also on the card: former WBA welterweight title-holder Luis Collazo and former Golden Gloves champion Rafael Vasquez. Tickets ranging from $125 to $40 can be purchased at dsalita.com

Venue: Oceana, Brooklyn, New York
Promoter: Dmitry Salita
Click here for more photos…



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Raging Bull is raging again

Former flyweight and super flyweight champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyanof Sydney, Australia, by way of Vanadzok, Armenia, says his experiment with being a boxer is now over. “I’m coming back to show everyone how strong I am,” he explains. “In my last fight, I wanted to prove I have skills by moving around and that’s not me. It was my first and last fight as a boxer. I’m back to show my aggression and destroy anyone in front of me!”

Fighting in the co-feature of “The Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All” event on Saturday, April 23, and live on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Darchinyan will be looking to rebound from a split decision loss to WBC Silver Champion Abner Mares by taking on former IBF Bantamweight Champion Yonnhy Perez. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Interview

Q&A: Omar Narvaez

Unbeaten two-divisional and current WBO super flyweight champion Omar “El Huracán” Narvaez (33-0-2, 19 KOs) of Argentina will defend his title this Friday at the Club Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca, Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Narvaez’ opponent will be unbeaten Cesar Seda (20-0, 15 KOs) of Puerto Rico. On paper it would appear to be Narvaez’ toughest fight in a few years but the champion always seems to rise to the occasion when tested like this. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

JM Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Word id that three division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is pondering a two-fight offer from Golden Boy Promotions. Marquez’ current deal with Golden Boy has run out, but the company has the right to match any offers Marquez gets until February 2012. Golden Boy is hoping to keep Marquez under its banner with a possible July 28 fight in Las Vegas against IBF jr welterweight champion Zab Judah or a clash with WBA and WBO interim lightweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. There also remains the possibility of a showdown with Erik Morales, which would be very attractive after Morales’ strong performance against Marcos Maidana last Saturday.



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Gutknecht-McIntosh on May 7

Eduard Gutknecht will challenge European light heavyweight champion Danny McIntosh in Neubrandenburg, Germany on May 7. In the main fight of the night, IBF Middleweight Champion Sebastian Sylvester will defend his title against mandatory challenger Daniel Geale. “I´m thrilled to be fighting for the European title in just my second fight for Team Sauerland,” Gutknecht said from his training camp base in Zinnowitz. “McIntosh is a strong fighter with a big heart. He won his title on the road, which shows that he can perform well under pressure. But I will defeat him and take the title.” Gutknecht (20-1, 8 KOs) joined Team Sauerland at the beginning of the year. McIntosh (13-1, 7 KOs) clinched the title on January 22 when he stopped Thierry Karl in France.



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Trout to defend in Mexico?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Some sources indicate that the Mexican prospect Marco Antonio “Dorado” Reyes might be the next rival for the WBA current super welterweight world champion Austin Trout, who could make his first defense in June in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The same source reports that the contract with Austin Trout is already signed and the event would be presented in Mexico by Promociones del Pueblo. Reyes trains in in Mexico City at the famed Romanza Gym. Initially it was thought that Trout might face David “The Destroyer” Lopez or or an opponent from Argentina.



April 13th, 2011

Column

Japan Update

Photo: Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

Hard-punching southpaw swinger Akinori Watanabe (22-4, 20 KOs), 147, captured the OPBF and Japanese national welterweight belts when he furiously displayed his opening assault, floored defending champ Yo Inoue (18-2-2, 11 KOs), 147, five times and scored a quick knockout victory at 1:22 of the second session in a scheduled twelve rounder on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Watanabe, who once registered fifteen consecutive stoppages, previously failed to win the national belt, and gained a couple of thrones with a single triumph. His wicked and wild left was a haymaker.

WBA female interim 105-pound champ Ibeth Zamora, Mexico, arrived in Osaka, Japan, with his uncle and trainer Cruz Zamora last Saturday. Ibeth is going to face unbeaten WBA full champ Etsuko Tada, a Japanese southpaw, in a unification bout here on this coming Sunday. Her representative Francisco Gabriel Cordero arrived here on Monday to take care of her final training. Zamora, 22, showed her public workout and displayed her good condition at Muto Gym today (Wednesday). It will be a very competitive confrontation between Japan and Mexico, following a shocker of Jhonny Gonzalez and Hozumi Hasegawa last Friday.

A Japanese national title twinbill took place on Saturday at the Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Yota Sato (21-2-1, 11 KOs), 115, kept his super-flyweight belt as he decked an important win by a unanimous decision (97-93 twice and 96-93) over two-time world challenger and world-rated Kohei Kono (25-6, 9 KOs), 121.5, over ten heats. Mikihito Seto (31-8-2, 16 KOs), 121.25, acquired the interim national super-bantam title via close but unanimous nod (96-95, 96-94 and 97-93) over perennially highly-ranked contender Kyohei Tamakoshi (26-7-6, 10 KOs), 121.5, over ten.



April 13th, 2011

Boxing Result

Mundine outpoints Wood

By Craig Watt
Photos: Peter McDermont

Fomer two time WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine (41-4, 24 KO’s) secured a revenge victory at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Queensland, Australia tonight with a unanimous points victory over Australian Contender winner Garth Wood (10-2-1, 6 KO’s). The 35 year old Mundine won by scores of 96-92 (twice) and 95-93 over ten rounds. This was sweet revenge for Mundine who was knocked out in five rounds of their first fight in December 2010. He clinched victory with two knockdowns in the final two rounds which edged the scorecards after the brave Wood seemed the more aggressive and enjoyed a higher work rate during the middle section of the fight. The fight lacked boxing finesse but was absorbing in terms of effort and drama with both fighters suffering cuts as a result of accidental head clashes. Click here for photos…



April 13th, 2011

Feature Story

Quintero back on track

Story and photos by Felipe Leon

After defeating Nick Casal back in early ’09 on ShoBox: The Next Generation, the future looked bright for Tijuana super featherweight Marvin Quintero (21-3, 17 KOs). Once he got through Wes Ferguson, some months later, it was only a matter of time before Quintero followed in the footsteps of stablemate Antonio DeMarco and challenge for a title .  . Click here for more



April 13th, 2011

Preview

“Dangerous” Dannie ready for a title!

Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Preview by Brian Grammer

“Dangerous” Dannie Williams (16-1-0, 13 KOs) battles Mexican veteran Manuel Leyva (18-2-0, 10 KOs) this Friday for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title in the main event of the “Battle on the Banks” at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles, Missouri.

Williams, the 2004 National Golden Gloves lightweight champion, hopes to follow the footsteps of St. Louis boxing greats such as the legendary Henry Armstrong, brothers Leon and Michael Spinks, or former WBC/IBF jr welterweight champion Devon Alexander.  (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Feature Story

“The Bull” is back!

Photo: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

By Brian Grammer

Junior middleweight contender Deandre “The Bull” Latimore (21-3-0, 17 KOs) climbs back into the squared circle Saturday, April 16th against the always ready Dennis Sharpe at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut.  The bout, which is co-promoted by Steve Smith of Rumble Time Promotions and Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, is the chief support to the non-televised undercard of the Andre Berto versus Victor Ortiz welterweight championship contest that will be televised on HBO. (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

STRIKEFORCE: Overeem vs. Werdum

Plus the return of superstar Gina Garano

Four of the sport’s most talented heavyweights are set to collide when STRIKEFORCE® heads to American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, June 18 for the quarterfinals of its Grand Prix Heavyweight Tournament. STRIKEFORCE®: OVEREEM vs. WERDUM will air LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). (more…)



April 13th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacman workout

Photos: Pete Susens

While the press was up high in the mountains Tuesday at “Sugar” Shane Mosley’s Media Day at Big Bear, California, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao put in an intense day of training at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. Pacman sparred with Kareen Mayfield and then Raymundo Beltran as he continued his preparations for his May 7 showdown with Mosley, which will be televised by SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View. (more…)



April 13th, 2011




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