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By Joe Koizumi
Elongated southpaw Japanese, JBC#3/OPBF#14 super-light Yuji Wauke (14-3-1, 7 KOs), 140, engaged in a tune-up go prior to his national title crack and chalked up a quick TKO triumph over Thailander Petchsuriya Looksaikongdin (11-7, 4 KOs), 138.75, with a vicious body shot to the solar-plexus at 0:51 of the second round in a scheduled eight on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Having failed to win the national 140-pound belt via unanimous decision loss to then-reigning Yosukezan Onodera two years ago, Wauke is gunning for a shot again at the currently vacant belt. The Japanese lefty threw busy combinations followed by a solid shot to the midsection, which collapsed the Thailander in agony with the referee Kumazaki promptly declaring a halt. (more…)
Unbeaten super featherweight Gary Russell Jr (16-0, 10 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Antonio Meza (24-10-1, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Russell scored one knockdown in the third round and two more in the fourth round. Time was 2:42.
Unbeaten jr welterweight Omar Figueroa (12-0-1, 9 KOs) took an eight round unanimous decision over Eric Cruz (12-7-3, 12 KOs) by scores of 79-73, 78-74, 78-74.
Unbeaten middleweight Jermell Charlo (15-0, 7 KOs) scored a six round unanimous decision over Larry Smith (9-5, 6 KOs). Scores were 60-54, 60-54, 59-55.
From the American Airlines Center in Dallas for tomorrow night’s Strikeforce card airing on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).
Alistair Overeem 256 vs. Fabricio Werdum 246
Brett Rogers 258 vs. Josh Barnett 256
KJ Noons 156 vs. Jorge Masvidal 155
Daniel C0rmier 239.5 vs. Jeff Monson 234
Valentijn Overeem 234.5 vs. Chad Griggs 234
JZ Cavalcante 155 vs. Justin Wilcox 156
Conor Heun 155 vs. Magno Almeida 155
Todd Moore 169.5 vs. Mike Bronzoulis 170
Nah-Shon Burrell 179 vs. Joe Ray 180
Brian Melancon 175 vs. Isaac Vallie-Flag 170
40-year-old Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer (29-12, 17 KOs) scored a stunning fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten and world rated Fernando Guerrero (21-1, 16 KOs) in a junior middleweight bout on Friday night at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin Texas. Brewer dropped Guerrero with a series of right hands in round four and finished him moments later with an uppercut. Referee Jon Schorle waved it off at 2:16.
Brewer, best known for winning the popular TV reality series “The Contender” in 2006, claimed the NABF title. Guerrero entered the ring rated WBC #6 at super welterweight and WBO #5/WBA #6/IBF #15 at middleweight.
Welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (14-0-1, 9 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over former IBF junior lightweight champion Steve “2 Pound” Forbes (35-10, 11 KOs). After a fairly lackluster fight, a barrage of punches by Mayfield prompted referee Gregorio Alvarez to step in at 1:03 of the final round. It was the first time Forbes has been stopped.
Unbeaten welterweight and former amateur standout Javontae Starks (5-0, 4 KOs) won a four round split decision over Antonio Gamez (6-4-1, 1 KO). Scores were 39-37 and 40-36 Starks, 39-37 Gamez.
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Three-division world champion Fernando “Kochulito” Montiel has ended his 7-week intensive preparation in Los Mochis for his expected return to the ring to face the Venezuelan Nehomar Cermeño on June 25 in the Banorte Stadium in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. With a contagious motivation, he is ready to reclaim his place among the elite of world boxing. Montiel will face former world champion Nehomar Cermeño presented by Zanfer to be broadcast by TV Azteca and Fox Deportes. (more…)
By Bob Caico
Nick Brinson 155.5 vs. Michael Walchuk 154.5
Stephen Franjic 179 vs. Rayshawn Myers 179
Scott Paul 134.5 vs. Jamell Tyson 134
Lorenzo Davis 274 vs. Taffo Asongwed TBA
Tony Brinson 157 vs. Julius Bunda 154.5
Venue: Burt Flickinger Center, Buffalo, New York
Promoter: Diaab Entertainment
Javier Flores 146 vs. Shakha Moore 145.5
Joshua Harris 200 vs. Harvey Jolly 199
Luis Rosa 122 vs. Shawn Nichol 122
Christian Lao 144 vs. Jose Javier Calderon 144
Oscar Bonilla 134 vs. Corey White 133
Josh Crespo 123 vs. Frankie Garriga 121
Charles Foster 166 vs. Ralph Johnson 168
Carlos Hernandez 139.5 vs. Barrington Douse 143
Venue: Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford
Promoter: Bulldog Cartel Promotions
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Miguel Vázquez 135 vs. Marlon Aguilar 135
Giovani Segura 115 vs. Eddy Zuñiga 115
Erick Garduño 147 vs Arturo García 147
Daniel Sandoval 146 vs. Isaac García 148
Felipe Salguero 114 vs. Hector Moreno 113
Martín Honorio 136 vs. Sergio Pérez 134
Alejandro Gonzalez 118 vs. Javier Estrada 120
Venue: Music Hall, Toluca, Estado De México
TV: Fox Deportes/TV Azteca more photos
Photos: Alma Montiel
WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and challenger Ryan Rhodes both made weight on Friday afternoon in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. “Canelo” weighed 153.2 lbs and Rhodes weighed 152.6.
For the co-featured bout, Jason Litzau weighed 129.6 and Adrian Broner weighed 128.3 for their super featherweight clash. (more…)
Day 3 began at 6 AM at NBC in St Louis with Frank Cusumano as Don King continues his intra-city promotional tour for Don King is and will remain until fight night January 25 promoting Alexander vs Matthysse plus 4 world title fights at The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO. At 3 PM he is now at 101 ESPN with Randy and D’Marco on “The Fast Lane.”
Story and photos by Ahmed Santos
Everything is set and ready in Navojoa, Sonora, México for the youth-vs-experience clash between Sonoran power punchers Rogelio “Porky” Medina and Luis Ramón “Yori Boy” Campas, after going successfully through the weigh-in ceremony.
“Porky” stopped the beam at 156.5 lbs, while “Yori Boy” did so at 159 lbs, for the fight scheduled for 10 rounds at middleweight.
“Porky” Medina (25-1, 19 KOs) looks confident about his training and ready to defeat an experienced and yet dangerous Campas (97-15-1, 76 KOs), who is in 5-fight winning streak, and at home he proves to be almost invincible, and has declared that a victory in this duel will get him closer to his goal of achieving 100 wins. (more…)
Story and photos by Chris Cozzone
Hang out long enough in El Paso and you’re going to find two different camps, both with valid arguments, among local boxing fans. One camp will swear that David “El Nino” Rodriguez is the next great American heavyweight. The other? Call ‘em haters, call ‘em critics, but these guys will fill your ear with talk of built-up records, tomato can opponents and being overrated.
“I couldn’t care less what people say and what they think,” says the unbeaten Rodriguez. “People are always gonna talk.” . . . . Click here for more
This morning, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. refused to appear for a court-ordered deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed by Manny Pacquiao in a Las Vegas federal court. Mayweather tried to postpone the deposition last minute, but Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston denied his request and ordered Mayweather to appear for deposition today. Mayweather did not appear. Pacquiao’s attorney, Daniel Petrocelli of O’Melveny & Myers, said, “Mr. Mayweather maliciously leveled false accusations about Mr. Pacquiao. We are anxious to examine him under oath about those statements. He is just dodging his deposition because he is afraid to testify, but he has no right to defy a Court Order.”
By Robert Coster
An enthusiastic crowd packed the Karl Hendrickson Auditorium in Kingston, Jamaica, Thursday night to watch native son and WBA #6 rated featherweight Nicholas Walters defend his WBA Fedelatin title against Argel Salinas of Mexico. Walters (18-0, 15 KOs), who fights out of Panama, was making his debut in his native land and displayed superb form with a two round TKO over Salinas. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The possibility exists that former two-division world champion Acelino ‘Popo’ Freitas (38-2, 32 KOs) returns to the ring on August 20 for a farewell fight in his native Brazil. The fight would be a six-round super welterweight clash against an opponent to be determined and the event would be in Brasilia. Now 35, Freitas is a federal deputy in his home state of Bahia.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian referee Guillermo Perez Pineda will be the third man in the ring when WBA Middleweight champion Genaady Golovkin from Kazakhstan (20-0, 17 KOs) defends against former IBF world champion Kassim Ouma from Uganda (27-7-1, 17 KOs) at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City Today. The three judges are Nelson Vasquez (Puerto Rico) , Raul Caiz Sr. (USA) and Ricardo Duncan (Panama). The fight Supervisor is Miguel Prado (Panama).
Floyd “Money” Mayweather and WBC welterweight champion “Vicious” Victor Ortiz will hit the road to officially announce their Mexican Independence Day welterweight mega-fight taking place September 17. The tour will begin Tuesday, June 28, in New York City and continue the next night in Los Angeles.
Cruiserweight contender Troy Ross is experiencing abdominal pains and has been hospitalized in Toronto, where he is undergoing precautionary tests. He has been forced to withdraw from fighting June 24 on the “Friday Night At The Fights” show at Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Ross (24-2, 16 KOs), a two-time Canadian Olympian, is the top-rated IBF contender at #3 (#1 and #2 are not rated). He is expected to return to the ring in late August.
NABA Lightweight Champion Logan Cotton McGuinness (14-0-1, 7 KOs), rated #11 by the WBA, defends his title for the first time June 24 in the 10-round main event against Daniel “Canerito” Ruiz. “Friday Night At The Fights” is being presented by United Boxing Promotions in association with Hennessy Sports and Groupe Yvon Michel.
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang
World rated Fahsai Sakkreerin (34-2) scored a ninth round knockout over Randy Megrino Singwancha (10-8-2) of the Philippines at the Krirk University in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. IBF #11, 130 pounder Sakkreerin started the fight in top gear and in round two hurt the Filipino with a left rip, left hook combo. Simgwancha came to fight but was outworked in all of the rounds by the hard hitting Thai. In round seven, Singwancha was dropped by a low blow and was given necessary time to recover by referee Somsak Sirianant. A perfectly delivered right hand left hook to the head dropped the Filipino who was on unsteady legs as the bell sounded to end round seven. Round eight had Sakkreerin hooking off the jab effectively and in round nine a right hand bomb dropped Singwancha for the full ten count. For more details and photos click here…
WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco “Captain” Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) has promised his fans another exciting victory on July 16 when he faces Argentinian ex-champion Hugo Hernan Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) at Munich’s Olympic Park. Boxing-online.com has caught up with the 26-year-old German ahead of what will already be his seventh title defense. (more…)
Graham Earl is out, Michael Lozada is in, and Erik Morales is next as Katsidis and his team lock in the Gold Coast Convention Centre as the venue for “the great’s” next fight. Katsidis’s manager/trainer Brendon Smith today revealed that after a breakdown in contract negotiations with Graham Earl, Katsidis will now face 27-year-old Mexican Michael Lozada (38-8, 30 KOs). “We had a verbal agreement with Earl, which broke down when it came to the contractual agreement, we have now signed Lozada to come to Australia and we are excited to have it at the Gold Coast. The Convention Centre is a fantastic venue for a fight like this, and it gives us the opportunity to let all the country fans, and fans from all over Australia spend the weekend on the beautiful Gold Coast.” (more…)
Story and photos by Felipe Leon
For Kaliesha “Wild Wild” West (13-1-2, 4 KOs) the culmination of over 13 years of lacing up the gloves came last September when she stopped Angel Gladney for the vacant WBO female bantamweight title on the undercard of Mosley-Mora held at the Staples Center.
Now she will defend the title for the first time against the only fighter to defeat her, Chico, CA’s Ava Knight (6-1-2, 3 KOs), Saturday night at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena . . . Click here for more
By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Three-time middleweight champion and current WBA middleweight super world champion Felix Sturm wrapped up sparring for his upcoming fight against the dangerous Irishman Matthew Macklin on June 25 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, today. Preparing for his tenth title defense, Sturm engaged in an intense sparring session and finished his workout at the heavy bag afterwards. The champion seemed to be focused and ready and was in good spirits when Fightnews conducted an exclusive interview with him. For more details and photos click here…
On July 29, “Fight Nights at The Cosmopolitan” returns to The Chelsea Ballroom with a card airing live on ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights.” In the night’s main event, former world title challenger, power puncher Edison “Pantera” Miranda (34-5, 29 KOs) of Colombia will face former Cuban Olympian Yordanis Despaigne (8-1, 4 KOs) in a 10-round light heavyweight showdown. In a 10-round super lightweight battle, former three-time world champion Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) will face Bronx, New York’s Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs).
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the birthplace of mixed martial arts, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Saturday, Aug. 27, as one of the country’s most recognizable superstars defends his title against the division’s nearly unstoppable number one contender. Live from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba’s Anderson “The Spider” Silva puts the middleweight title on the line when he meets Japanese star Yushin Okami, the only man to hold a victory over Silva in the last five years. (more…)
Omar Figueroa 135.7 vs. Eric Cruz 135.2
Gary Russell Jr 126.7 vs. Antonio Meza 127.7
Jermell Charlo 153.2 vs. Larry Smith 151.5
Oscar Tovar 123.7 vs. Roberto Perez 124
Angel Hernandez 135 vs. Juan Reyna 136.2
Venue: State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, Texas
Promoter: Golden Boy
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Team Golovkin
Lorenzo Parra 118 vs. Anselmo Moreno 118
(WBA super bantamweight championship)
Kassi Ouma 160 vs. Gennady Golovkin 158
(WBA middleweight championship)
Johan Perez 140 vs. Alberto Mosquera 140
Luis Pineda 200 vs. Luis Ortiz 234
Pablo Vasquez 150 vs. Segundo Herrera 149
Vicente Mosquera 147 vs. Jose Miranda 147
Venue: Roberto Duran Arena
Promoter: Promociones/Eventos del Istmo
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Abraham “Marvin” Rodríguez 129.58 vs. Oliver Flores 128.48
Rómulo Koasisha 125.84 vs. Iván Saracho 122.54
Jose “Piston” Lopez 142.90 vs. Roger Acosta 141.90
Odilon “Olimpico” Zaleta 111.76 vs. Julian “Chicano” Rivera 111.76
Martin Casilla 117.70 vs. Gonzalo Garcia 116.60
Jorge Urias 134.20 vs. Fabian Ramirez 134.64
Venue: Palacio de Los Deportes, Mexico City
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo, Grupo Modelo, Televisa & WBC
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Story and Photos Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Today in the latest Alvarez-Rhodes press conference that took place at the Pan American Volley ball Stadium in Guadalajara Mexico, “Canelo” Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KOs) and Ryan Rhodes (45-4, 31 KOs) exchanged some fiery words. “When I fought Hatton things were different, now I come with the best preparation of my life, and I’m sure that the WBC crown will stay in Mexico,” said Alvarez. Meanwhile, Rhodes said “This Saturday Alvarez will find someone in the same condition, I will end this fight by way of KO.”
Alvarez vs Rhodes will be broadcast on HBO this Saturday, June 18 at 10:30 PM ET. more photos
Today, Federal Magistrate Judge Robert Johnston denied an Emergency Motion filed by Floyd Maywather Jr. and ordered Mayweather to give sworn testimony under oath, beginning tomorrow, June 17. Mayweather is being sued by pound-for-pound champion and Congressman Manny Pacquiao based on Mayweather’s defamatory statements accusing Pacquiao of taking performance-enhancing drugs.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian ring legend Roberto “Mano de Piedra” Duran celebrates his 60th birthday today. Roberto Carlos Duran Samaniego was born on June 16, 1951 in Panama City and went to win world titles in the lightweight, welterweight, super welterweight and middleweight divisions with 22 world title fights. His exploits in the ring gave pride to a small country, which celebrated his victories and mourned his losses. Duran fought in the five decades, the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000. He was immortalized in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY in 2007. Truly great fighters are only born once in a while and one of them is Roberto Duran…Happy Birthday!
Photo: EMC Events
On Day 2 in St Louis, Don King is on “The King’s Court” at Kokomo’s restaurant with hosts Ashley “Real World” Feldman and Kevin “The King” Slaten. The show is broadcast on 590 KFNS The Fan in St. Louis. Don King is in St. Louis and will remain until fight night January 25 promoting Alexander vs Matthysse plus 4 world title fights at The Family Arena in St. Charles, MO.
By Bob Trieger
Photo: Chris Royle/CRPhotos.com.uk
Undefeated challenger Tyson Fury believes his July 23 showdown in “The Big Brawl” Pay-Per-View event against defending British & Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck “Del Boy” Chisora, airing live from Wembley Arena in London, is merely the first step on his chosen journey. “The Big Brawl,” presented by Hennessy Sports, will be distributed in the United States by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 3 PM/ET – 12 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, and Avail-TVN, for a suggested retail price of only $24.95. Check with your PPV provider for same day replay times. (more…)
Hard-hitting jr middleweight Allen Conyers steps in for the injured Harry Joe Yorgey when he takes on Gabriel Rosado in the scheduled 10-round main event Friday evening, July 15, at Bally’s Atlantic City. Yorgey sustained a shoulder injury in training Monday evening and will be out of action for three months. Conyers, 35, has derailed the careers of several promising fighters including James De La Rosa and Derek Ennis. By comparison, Rosado lost a 12-round decision to Ennis last summer for the USBA junior middleweight title.
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