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WBC closes 52nd annual convention

WBC closes 52nd annual convention

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman A busy final day of topics took place in Las Vegas today at the Mirage Hotel ...

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Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Stevenson, Sukhotskiy make weight

Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME Adonis Stevenson 174.5 vs. Dmitry Sukhotskiy 173.5 (WBC light heavyweight world championship) Jo Jo Dan 146.75 vs. Kevin Bizier 146.75 (IBF welterweight title ...

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WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

WBC Convention Day 3: Mandatory Defenses

Report and photos: Boxing Bob Newman Day 3 of the 52nd annual WBC convention in Las Vegas commenced with a jam-packed mandatory defenses ...

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Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Ruiz-Liakhovich ready to close 2014 with a bang

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Undefeated heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz takes on former WBO heavyweight champion, Siarhei Liakhovich in the ...

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Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Triple crown in Puerto Rico this Saturday

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best World boxing is back to Puerto Rico this Saturday, December 20, with Triple Crown presented by DIRECTV ...

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Boxing News

Brähmer defends April 24

WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (35-2, 28 KOs) will defend his world title for the second time on the April 24th “Universum Champions Night” at the Sporthalle Hamburg. His opponent will be WBO #8 ranked Mariano Nicolas Plotinsky (16-3, 8 KOs). The Argentinian challenger, nicknamed “The Destroyer,” is well known to German boxing fans, having knocked out Thomas Ulrich in March 2009.



February 24th, 2010



UFC

UFC invades movie theaters!

For the first time in UFC® history, UFC fans can head to their local movie theater and take in all the action in the Octagon™, live and broadcast in high definition on the big screen starting with UFC 111: St- Pierre vs. Hardy on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Pacific. (more…)



February 24th, 2010


Boxing News

Tete to meet Garcia

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Zolani Tete faces the biggest test of his short career when he meets Richard Garcia from the Philippines in an IBF flyweight title eliminator over 12 rounds at the Nasrec Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night. The tournament is presented by Branco Milenkovic of Branco Sports Promotions. The 21-year-old Tete (12-0, 11 KOs) who fights from the southpaw stance made his pro debut on May 27, 2006 when he stopped Andile Solani in 99 seconds of the first round. He then won his next three fights on first round stoppages before beating Zukile Toko on a fifth round technical knockout. (more…)



February 24th, 2010

Boxing News

Sacramento card scrubbed

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

A boxing-MMA card scheduled for March 5 at Sacramento’s Red Lion Hotel has been postponed for at least a month. The lead bouts for the boxing portion of the show were to feature heavyweight Ashanti Jordan of San Francisco and Sacramento light heavyweight Ernesto Castaneda. Hotel owner Jeff Berger and promoter Nasser Niavaroni, who launched a series of small ballroom-sized cards at the hotel a few years ago to help develop area prospects, are looking to rebook the show by April, possibly outdoors. Looming as an all-local main event is a much-anticipated third meeting between Castaneda and fellow local Otis Griffin, who won their first two bouts but needed a last-round knockout to secure the second victory.



February 23rd, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Isaac Rodrigues

By Rick Scharmberg

Hard hitting super middleweight Isaac Rodrigues (16-0, 14 KOs), of Belem, Brazil will face former Contender participant Brian Vera (16-3, 10 KOs), of Austin, Texas this Friday night at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. It will represent the biggest fight in his career, which includes winning the WBO Latino super middleweight title against Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas. “This is a big fight for us,” said Rodrigues’ trainer Chino Rivas. “Brian Vera is a tough, tough opponent. If we want to get on ESPN or SHOBOX, we have to fight tough fights like this, and look good.” The card, which includes up-and-coming female star Amanda Serrano, is promoted by Dave Escalet. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Sergio Espinoza

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

When Sergio Espinoza (16-6-1, 5 KOs) meets Raynota Whitfield (23-1, 11 KOs)this Saturday for the NABO WBO flyweight title he will enter the ring as the underdog without a doubt. Espinoza however prefers the odds against him as it seems to bring out the best in him. In 2007 Espinoza was brought in as the opponent to fight then (25-1) Juan Alberto Rosas who was the promising prospect at the time. Espinoza beat the odds and decisively defeated Rosas by unanimous decision. Espinoza now finds himself with a major opportunity in front of him in the Whitfield fight. He knows with a victory it’s likely a world ranking will be waiting in the wings for him and keeps his dream alive for a world title fight. Espinoza spoke with Fightnews prior to his departure from San Diego to the site of the fight in Augusta, Georgia. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Feature Story

Double Assault Update

Two world title fights Saturday night

Styles make fights and Saturday night’s WBC light flyweight title bout between Filipino power puncher Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol and stylish Mexican boxer Omar “Giant Killer” Nino shapes-up as a potential classic from Guadalajara, Mexico on “The Double Assault” pay-per-view extravaganza. The 12-round main event matches Mayol (26-4-1, 20 KOs) defending his crown against the WBC #1 contender, former WBC light flyweight titlist Nino (28-3-1, 20 KOs). Also airing on the entertaining Guadalajara card, presented by Boxeo De Gala, is a 10-round WBC Youth lightweight championship bout between defending champ Daniel “Tremendo” Estrada (21-1, 17 KOs) and veteran Angel Alirio “El Morocho” Rivero (21-7-1, 14 KOs).

“The Double Assault” pay-per-view action commences at 9 PM/ET live from Reben Rodriquez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, with hometown hero Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez, Jr., who plans to make Puerto Rican history when he fights the 19-year-old Philippine sensation, “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona, for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO junior featherweight title. PR Best Boxing Promotions, in association with All Star Boxing and Sampson Boxing LLC., is presenting the Puerto Rican segment of “The Double Assault” pay-per-view.

The unique, split site broadcast is being distributed in the United States and Canada by Integrated Sports for live viewing at 9 PM/ET – 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay-per-view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, TVN, DISH Network, Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV for a suggested retail price of only $34.95. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Feature Story

World Title twinbill in Japan

Hasegawa-Montiel super fight set

By Joe Koizumi

Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions Inc. announced a sensational world title twinbill on Monday. WBC bantamweight champ Hozumi Hasegawa (28-2, 12 KOs), making his eleventh defense, will put his belt on the line against WBO ruler Fernando Montiel (40-2-2, 30 KOs), Mexico, in Tokyo, Japan, on April 30. WBC super-bantam champ Toshiaki Nishioka (35-4-3, 22 KOs) will defend his throne against unbeaten Filipino challenger Balweg Bangoyan (15-0, 7 KOs) over twelve rounds. Also, ex-WBC feather titlist Takahiro Aoh (18-2-1, 8 KOs) will engage in a tune-up go against Whyber Garcia (22-7, 15 KOs), Panama, prior to his WBC 130-pound title shot.

Hasegawa said, “I’m excited to face highly-reputed Montiel to prove my strength. It must be the most important fight in my career.” Nishioka said, “I welcome the fast-rising unbeaten challenger, whom I’ll fight with great care and concentration.” (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Chagaev: I’m ready for Kali Meehan

Tough training for Chagaev, Kentikian & Co

Universum

The upcoming fights cast their shadows: on April 17 in Magdeburg (Zbik vs. Spada) and April 24 Hamburg (Kentikian vs. Raoui) Universum Box-Promotion will present two “Universum Champions Nights”. In order to be in perfect shape some Universum fighters have set up their training camp in the Austrian Alps to build up their fitness level. At the beginning of February trainer Magomed Schaburow took his team including Ruslan Chagaev, Susi Kentikian, Vitali Tajbert, Dimitri Sartison, Eduard Gutknecht and Alexander Alekseev to the skiing resort Soelden. Hansi Neuner and his team of Universum Partner of Boxing Austria have once again provided the best possible training opportunities. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Froch-Kessler a hot ticket

WBC Champion Carl “the Cobra” Froch of Nottingham England, will defend his title against the “Viking Warrior” Mikkel Kessler of Denmark in the Super Six World Boxing Classic in one-half of a tournament doubleheader on Saturday, April 24 at the MCH Messecenter in Herning, Denmark. ”The ticket sales for Mikkel Kessler’s fight against Carl Froch has been impressive. Fans from all over Denmark and also the UK will descend on Herning to support the two amazing world-class fighters on April 24. We look forward to welcoming the Froch Army in Herning, and I am convinced there will be a fantastic atmosphere here in MCH for the Super Six-clash” says CEO, Georg Soerensen, MCH Messecenter Herning. Mick Hennessy added ”This is a fantastic event and tickets are selling very quickly and I advise any British fight fan who is looking to be in Herning on the 24th April to support the Cobra please purchase tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappoint before it becomes a sell out.” Tickets for the WBC & Super Six Group Stage 2 fight went on sale yesterday in Denmark and the UK.



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz workout

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Junior welterweight contender Victor Ortiz, featherweight prospect Charles Huerta, lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. and jr welter prospect Carlos Molina hosted an open media workout on Monday at the Maywood Gym in preparation for their fights on Thursday at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. More photos…



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Ed Mahone returns

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former world heavyweight challenger Ed Mahone (24-9-2,23KO’s) of the USA will be in action on Saturday when he will clash with Australian heavyweight contender Justin Whitehead (4-0,2KO’s) at the Cranbourne Racetrack, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Mahone challenged Vitali Klitschko unsuccessfully in 1999 for the WBO title. In 2006 he lost to heavyweight contenders Eddie Chambers in four rounds and Alexander Povetkin in five rounds. Mahone has been based in New Zealand for several months.

Whitehead is a former 2000 Sydney Olympian and had the biggest win of his career in 2009 winning a split decision in ten over Solomon Haumono. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Cruz-Bobo presser

Photo: Enrique Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

At the Mech Tech College Facilities in Caguas, Miguel Cotto Promotions in association with H2 Entertainment present their final press conference for next Saturday, February 27, “Boxeo Boricua In Caguas” show. The main event will be in the hands of Puerto Rican hot prospect Luis ‘El Artesano’ Cruz (12-0, 9 KOs) who will be making his second defense of the USNBC featherweight title against challenger Leon Bobo (18-4-1, 2 KOs), from St. Louis, Missouri in the main event of Boxeo Boricua. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Shamrock’d in Rhode Island

The St. Patrick’s Day celebration will extend two days as Irish-American boxers, led by hot, unbeaten prospect Danny O’Connor, the popular “Irish” Joey McCreedy and 4-time world champion Jaime “Hurricane” Clampitt, will be in action March 19 on the “Shamrock’d” pro card, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES), at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. “Shamrock’d” kicks-off a recently signed multi-fight deal in 2010 between CES and Twin River that continues May 7, July 9, Sept. 3 and Nov. 12. (more…)



February 23rd, 2010

Boxing News

Clottey predicts Pacman problems

In Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. today challenger Joshua Clottey said he is in top condition for his upcoming title fight against Manny Pacquiao on March 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “I’ve worked hard for weeks in Florida,” Clottey said. “When I win don’t call it an upset. We have a game plan which will give Pacquiao a lot of problems. No one is unbeatable including him. I personally know he’s worried about me, how big and strong I will be in the ring that night.” Pacquiao vs. Clottey will be available on HBO Pay Per View.



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Statement from Vivian Harris

Former Jr. welterweight champion Vivian Harris released the following statement regarding his TKO loss in Saturday night’s bout with Lucas Matthysse in Mexico City.

“I just wanted to let everyone know that what happened in Mexico City was by far the worst injustice that I have ever experienced,” claimed Harris. “The fight between me and Lucas Matthysse was a close and competitive fight from the start. In the second round, I hit Matthysse with a right hand that caused severe swelling around his right eye. I’ll admit that I lost the third round. In the forth we exchanged punches, I got hit with a right hand, I was not hurt, my legs were fine, I wasn’t dizzy.” (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

DKP wins two WBA purse bids

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Championships Committee of the WBA carried out a purse bid this morning at Panama City for two world title fights. The purse bid was directed by WBA executives Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, Jose Oliver Gomez, Aurelio Fiengo and Miguel Prado.

The first purse bid was for the WBA lightweight title, between Paulus Moses and Miguel Acosta. Tony Gonzalez representing Don King Productions (DKP), submitted an offer of $151,000. No other bids were offered, so DKP won the bid. Per WBA rules, the champion will receive 55% of the purse and the challenger 45%. The minimum purse bid was $150,000. DKP offered Namibia, the USA and Germany as possible sites. The fight must take place in no less than 45 days and no more than 90 days.

The second bid was for the WBA cruiserweight title between champion Guillermo Jones and mandatory challenger Valery Brudov. Minimum bid was $200,000 (75% for the champion/25% for the challenger). Gonzalez (DKP), representing Jones, submitted a bid of $200,000. Sampson Lewkowicz, representing Brudov, also offered $200,000. A 30 minutes recess was taken for the WBA executive members to deliberate and make a decision on the tied bid. Aurelio Fiengo informed both parties that DKP was the winning bidder, since the deposit check submitted was certified in accordance with WBA rules. The deposit check submitted by Leckowicz was not a certified check.

During the recess, special guest 2004 Olympian and current WBA light heavyweight champion Biebut Shumenov received his brand new WBA belt from WBA Executive VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza.



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing Result

#1 Lebedev KOs Esparza

Bakhtin tops Otieno in eliminator

By Alexey Sukachev at ringside

Hard-punchung cruiserweight terror Denis Lebedev (20-0, 15 KOs) continued his string of scintillating kayos with the fourth round blowout of Mexican champion Ignacio Esparza (16-2, 12 KOs) on Monday night at the Udmurt Circus in Izhevsk, Russia. WBO #1 Lebedev, 2009 Russian fighter of the year, dropped Esparza with a wicked left to the head at the end of the first. The Mexican recovered well and gave Lebedev a tough battle till the end of the fourth. With ten seconds remaining in the round Lebedev charged forward with a monster-like left-right-left combination, which had Esparza down for the count. Lebedev retained his WBO I/C title in process. Time was 2:59 of the fourth.

In a WBC bantamweight semi-final eliminator, unbeaten WBC #2 Russian “Knight” Alexander Bakhtin (25-0, 11 KOs) earned a workmanlike twelve-round unanimous decision over hard-nosed Kenyan pressure battler Nick Otieno (20-5, 9 KOs) with the scores: 120-107 (twice – Gorstkov and Aleksic) and 120-108 (Puckov). Off-balance Otieno was down once at the end of the first after right hand of Bakhtin. Fightnews scored it 120-108 for the Russian. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma headed to AC

World champion Juan Manuel Lopez of Puerto Rico is heading to Atlantic City, N.J. to root for his good friend welterweight Henry Bruseles. Bruseles is taking on the popular undefeated welterweight Mike Jones of Philadelphia on a Top Rank Live! fight card on Friday, Feb 27 at Bally’s Atlantic City. Jones, 19-0, and Bruseles, 28-3-1, are in the main event. The fight is sold out. Lopez, 28-0, is the WBO world featherweight champion. Jones vs. Bruseles will be televised live on FSN.



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Green officially in Super Six

World-ranked contender “Sweetness” Allan Green (29-1, 20 KOs), of Tulsa, Okla., has officially been named to replace fellow American Jermain Taylor in the Super Six World Boxing Classic and will take on undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) 168-pound champion Andre Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) in one-half of a tournament doubleheader on Saturday, April 24, on SHOWTIME®, Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager, SHOWTIME Sports®, formally announced today.

Also on Saturday, April 24, undefeated Carl “The Cobra’’ Froch (26-0, 20 KOs) of Nottingham, England, defends his WBC world title against former WBA 168-pound champion Mikkel “Viking Warrior’’ Kessler (42-2, 32 KOs) of Denmark. All the action will be televised on SHOWTIME beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT (Froch vs. Kessler will be shown on same-day delay from MCH Arena, in Herning, Denmark, immediately followed by Ward vs. Green live from the U.S.). (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Molitor: Excuses are for losers

Former IBF junior middleweight champon Steve Molitor (30-1, 12 KOs) has lashed out at IBF #1 Takalani Ndlovu (30-5, 18 KOs), whom he faces in a rematch on March 27 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario for the vacant belt. Citing Ndlovu’s claims that he received “shoddy treatment” prior to his TKO9 loss to Molitor in July 2007, Molitor said “Excuses are for losers. He knew the routine coming in. Nothing has changed at all, and nothing will change. He got his head handed to him the first time, and he’ll get his head handed to him again.”



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Sonsona ready for redemption

Filipino sensation “Marvelous” Marvin Sonoma is hungry to capture another world title, as well as overcoming the after effect of losing his WBO super flyweight belt on the scales in his last fight, this coming Saturday night in the highly anticipated showdown against hometown hero Wilfredo “WV2” Vazquez, Jr. for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior featherweight championship. Vazquez, Jr.-Sonsona is one of two world title fights featured on the split-site “The Double Assault” pay-per-view broadcast, commencing at 9 PM/ET live from Reben Rodriquez Coliseum in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, the hometown Vazquez, Jr., who plans to make Puerto Rican history by defeating 19-year-old Sonsona. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

More on Adamek-Arreola

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Rocco Morales

Last Friday afternoon at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, a press conference to announce an exciting heavyweight battle between top 10 heavyweights, Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola and Tomasz Adamek. Dan Goosen, from Goosen Tutor Promotions, as well as Kathy Duva, from Main Events Promotions, were on hand with their respective fighters to discuss the upcoming matchup scheduled as the main event for the April 24th edition of Boxing After Dark on HBO television. In taking this dangerous fight, both fighters seem intent on catapulting themselves into a title shot in their next fight. For more details and photos click here…



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Sebastian Zbik video

WBC interim middleweight interim world champion Sebastian Zbik during a training session with former world champion Artur Grigorian a the legendary Universum Gym in Hamburg.



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Joe Gans fundraiser 2/26

By Gary “Digital” Williams

The first African-American boxer to hold a world championship in the gloved era of boxing –“The Old Master” Joe Gans will be honored with a fundraiser on Friday, February 26. The event will be held at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in his hometown of Baltimore, MD from 8 to 11 PM. Funds from the event will go towards the creation of a wax statue to honor Gans. Tickets for the event are $50 for General Admission and $100 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets allow you to spend some time with some of the many celebrities that are slated for the event. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

One Punch & VooDoo ink prospect

Highly regarded lightweight amateur standout Antton Slaughter has signed exclusive promotional and managerial contracts with promoter Terry Trekas of One Punch Productions and former world champion Nate Campbell’s VooDoo Management. The 5′ 6″ twenty year-old Slaughter, compiled an impressive amateur record of 125-5 with 40 KOs during which he won the Ohio State Golden Gloves 7 times and fought in the 2008 Olympic trials. “I know I won the Gonzalez fight, but the judges didn’t see it my way” said Slaughter. “I could try for the 2012 Games, but I think my style is better suited for the pros, so it’s time to make the move.”

(more…)



February 22nd, 2010

UFC

SPIKE TV to air UFC 111 prelims

Spike TV will telecast live undercard bouts from UFC 111: ST. PIERRE vs. HARDY on Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.  The one-hour telecast will run with limited commercial interruption.  UFC 111 will air on pay-per-view at 10:00 PM ET. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Full Report: Oquendo-King

Photo: Tom Barnes

By Jason Ford at ringside

Two-time world heavyweight title challenger Fres Oquendo (32-5, 21 KOs) moved closer to earning another title shot with an impressive TKO over the usually very durable Demetrice King (15-18, 13 KOs) this past Saturday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Oquendo, the NABA champion and ranked #14 by the IBF, captured the vacant USBA title with his victory over King. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Philippines vs. Mexico in SD

By Felipe Leon

Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions are ready to set sail on their 2010 boxing season with their first fight card of the year billed as “Philippines vs. Mexico”. Unbeaten Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito “No Mercy” Gesta (16-0-1, 7KO) takes on tough journeyman Cristian Favela (17-24-6, 10KO) of Los Mochis, MX, in the eight round main event on Thursday, February 25th. The five bout fight card will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kearny Mesa, a suburb of San Diego, CA. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Interview

Q&A: Wilfredo Vázquez Jr.

Photo: Jose I. Perez Cabrera

Puerto Rico’s Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) squares off against former WBO super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona of the Philippines (14-0-1, 12 KOs) this Saturday, February 27th. The bout will be the main event and take place at the Coliseo Rubén Rodríguez in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. The event titled ‘Making History’ is being presented by PR Best Boxing in association with All Star Boxing, Sampson Boxing LLC, and SGG Promotions. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

De Leon ready for Huerta

By John Cannon

Mission native Guadalupe De Leon is looking to extend his current win streak to two. De Leon (8-9) ended a seven fight losing streak as he upset undefeated Golden Boy prospect Derrick Wilson (5-1) on December 2nd of 2009. Now De Leon will try to pull off another upset as he faces Los Angeles native Charles Huerta (12-1, 7 KO’) in an eight round co-main event of the Victor Ortiz and Hector Alatorre fight Thursday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Fox Sports Net. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

Boxing News

Joe Louis statue unveiling

Preparation is in high gear for the unveiling of a big bronze Joe Louis statue on this Saturday (2/27) in LaFayette, Alabama. The eight-foot bronze statue rests on a base of Alabama red granite on the west side of Chambers County Courthouse. A large crowd is expected to view the unveiling at 2 p.m. CST on Saturday. Joe Louis is regarded by many as the most famous individual to emerge from this east Alabama locale. Joe Louis Barrow Jr., son of the Brown Bomber, and other family members, as well as several sports notables, are expected to take part in the weekend events. (more…)



February 22nd, 2010

UFC

UFC 110 report

Photos by Josh Hedges, UFC

Report by Brady Crytzer

In the main event of UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez, the young wrecking machine Cain Velasquez knocked out former world heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira in just 2:20 with a devastating three punch combination.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made it clear that 2010 will be one of international expansion and great fights. In its first show down under it delivered with a heavyweight showdown pitting an aging former champion with hopes of regaining the world title against a young wrecking machine hailed as “the next big thing” . . .  Click here for more



February 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Unbeaten WBO #2 rated jr featherweight Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (17-0-1, 14 KOs) appears on the popular Telemundo program “Titulares y Mas” with Edgar Lopez, Karim Mendiburu and Mirella Grisales. Vazquez, or “WV2″ as he is becoming known, will take on Marvin Sonsona (14-0-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBO junior featherweight title on Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown from Bayamon, Puerto Rico.



February 21st, 2010

Boxing News

Yuri Foreman Update

Photo: Ana Garcia

WBA super welterweight Yuri Foreman was in Long Beach, California, on Saturday conducting a boxing workshop with some college students in the gym at the Jewish Community Center. Foreman is expected to defend against former two division champ Miguel Cotto on June 12 in New York City. The schedule has been cleared at Yankee Stadium and the bout could land there. Click here for more photos



February 21st, 2010




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