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Ritehook Promotions will present another night of professional boxing billed as “Biloxi Sweet Science II” tonight at the Biloxi Civic Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. Light heavyweight Mike Seals (15-0, 11 KOs) of Atlanta will be in the main event.
Luis “El Tiano” Galarza (18-3, 13 KOs) will be featured in the co-main event. He is taking no time knocking off the ring rust since his 2011 Kell Brook fight that lead to a year and half layoff. This will be his third match in three months. (more…)
Undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) Americas lightweight champion Ghislain “Mani” Maduma (16-0, 9 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Mexican invader Fermin De Los Santos (24-15-2, 16 KOs) on Friday night at the Hilton Casino Lac Leamy Casino Hotel in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 118-110. Maduma is rated WBC #13.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat
Japanese feather champ, elongated 5’10” Hisashi Amagasa (24-4-2, 16 KOs) has decided to have a mandatory shot at the OPBF 126-pound belt against Ryol-Li Lee (AKA Retsuri Lee; 20-3-2, 10 KOs) in the latter’s first regional defense in Tokyo, Japan, on October 14. It will be a grudge fight as Lee, then a national champ, once kept his belt against the taller but awkward hard-puncher via unanimous nod in 2010. (more…)
By Gary “Digital” Williams
Fightnews.com is sorry to report that the chair of the Maryland State Athletic Commission Bill McCaffrey has passed away at the age of 79. The commission is the governing body for professional boxing and wrestling in the state.
Mr. McCaffrey served on the Maryland Commission for 14 years and was also known for a long-standing commitment to publicizing and promoting all levels of all sports in the state of Maryland through his newspaper columns and long-running local community television series “Inside Sports” which he started in 1990. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Mexican WBA & WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez weighed 157.4 pounds (71.4 kg) in the pre-fight weigh-in for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. next Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
By Friday, September 13, Alvarez must weigh 152 pounds (68.9 kg).
The Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, New York, will host two boxing cards in six days this month.
On Monday, September 16, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions and DiBella Entertainment (DBE) will host a Monday night card headlined by lightweight Mark Davis (17-0, 5 KOs) and super bantamweight Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (17-1, 12 KOs) in eight-rounders. Opponents for both Davis and Del Valle, will be announced soon.
On Saturday, September 21, New Legend Boxing, Old World Boxing and W.O.N. Promotions present a card featuring Leon Moore (30-2, 24 KOs) will take on Rafael Vazquez (8-1, 6 KOs) for the WBA FEDELATIN super bantamweight championship scheduled for ten rounds. In the co-main event, undefeated fighters Frank Galarza (10-0-2, 6 KOs) and Rich Neves (6-0-1, 3 KOs) will battle it out for the vacant New York State light-middleweight title.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME
Chris Arreola 242 vs. Seth Mitchell 242
Note: Arreola weighed 248 for his previous bout against Bermaine Stiverne, while Mitchell weighed 243.8 for his previous bout against Johnathon Banks.
Rafael Marquez 126 vs. Efrain Esquivias 126.4
*Esquivias has 2 hours to make weight.
Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Promoter: Golden Boy
Ryan Caballero 120 vs Lyonell Kelly 121.6
Ronny Rios 128 vs Jose A Beranza 127
Rico Ramos 125.8 vs. Carlos Velasquez 126.2
Maurice Lee 135 vs Juan Carlos Sanchez 135.2
Joet Gonzalez 121 vs. David Reyes 123.6
Justin Deloach 151.6 vs Carl Hill 151.8
Ricky Lopez 126 vs. Pablo Batres 128.8
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz 117.70 vs. Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda 117.70
Irma “Guerita” Sanchez 107.90 vs. Katia “Katy” Gutierrez 107.90
Jairo “Doberman” Lopez 134.65 vs. Jorge Martinez 134.65
Arturo “Rey” Santos 121.45 vs. Carlos Medellin 121.65
Venue: Casino Apodaca in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Zanfer Promotions
Moises Fuentes 108 vs. Luis De La Rosa 108
(WBO interim mini-flyweight championship)
Tomas Rojas 124 vs. Enrique Bernache 124.5
Joselyn Arroyo 114 vs. Elizabeth Munoz 114
Emmanuel López 130 vs. Michael García 131
Cristian Arrazolav 127 vs. Manuel Chávez 127.5
Sammy Reyes 108 vs. Leiver Pérez 108.5
Martín Tecuapetla 115 vs. Adolfo Peña 115.5
Venue: Palenque de la Feria, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico
In connection with the World Boxing Federation (WBF) World Convention currently underway (Sep. 5-8) in Saarbruecken, Germany, a big WBF Champions Boxing Night will take place at the traditional Saarland Hall on Saturday night. The event is presented by DOG Eventboxing, and all eight title fight participants weighed in on Friday afternoon at Schröder’s Restaurant in Saarbruecken:
Juergen Doberstein 166 vs. William Gare 166
(WBF Intercontinental super middleweight title)
Rola El Halabi 139.5 vs. Sopo Putkaradze 137.5
(WBF women’s world light welterweight title)
Bernard Donfack 170 vs. Said Mbelwa 171
(Vacant WBF international light heavyweight title)
Raja Amasheh 111 vs. Eva Voraberger 114
(Vacant WBF women’s world super flyweight title)
Patrick Nielsen 159.8 vs. Patrick Majewski 158.7
(WBA/WBO intercontinental middleweight title)
Cecilia Braekhus 145.5 vs. Oxandia Castillo 146.3
(WBA, WBC & WBO female welterweight titles)
Venue: Arena Nord, Frederikshavn, Denmark:
Promoter: Sauerland Event
European Heavyweight title challenger Edmund Gerber say he’ll be British star Dereck Chisora’s therapist when they clash at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 21st September. The German has sparked up a war of words with Chisora bringing up the Londoner’s well publicised incidents with the Klitschko brothers in the past and has promised to cure him in the ring with his fists. Chisora upset Gerber when he said he was going to “smash him up”.
“Ever since he slapped Vitali Klitschko and spit water on his brother Wladimir before he fought for the world championship, everybody knew that he has some serious problems with his head,” said Gerber. “I heard that he had to go to anger management classes but with his latest comments regarding our fight it seems that he still has the attitude of an anti-social man. Maybe I can resocialize him when we fight. I will be glad to serve as his therapist for free – being his fist therapist!”
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Will Hart/K2 Promotions
WBA and IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (27-0, 24 KOs) of Kazakhstan and Brooklyn, New York middleweight Curtis (25-3, 18 KOs) concluded their two-city press conference tour Thursday afternoon at the Radisson Hotel at Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to announce their championship fight billed as “Monsters Collide.” The two will meet Saturday, November 2 at the legendary mecca of boxing Madison Square Garden’s Theater live on HBO. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Argentinian WBC middleweight world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez has said that he is looking to defend his title next year in Argentina. “There is nothing definite yet, but I will return in April or May of 2014 and that this opportunity is in Argentina,” Martinez said during a press conference in Madrid, where he demonstrated support for the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympics. One source has indicated that Martinez is seeking to resolve in a short time some personal and sports situations. When he returns, Martinez is expected to go directly into a big fight with no tune-ups.
Ricky Burns 134.3 vs. Ray Beltran 134.8
(WBO lightweight championship)
Callum Smith 172 vs. Kirill Psonko 171.75
Scott Cardle 136.75 vs. Gary Fox 138
Stephen Simmons 198 vs. David Graf 193
Venue: Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
Promoter: Matchroom Sport
TV: AWE TV, www.awetv.com
The network is currently available nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country and worldwide. The new website for AWE is www.AWEtv.com.
The 4 fight card will begin at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.
Chisora: The Copper Box Arena will become my new home venue. It will be rocking and rolling when I smash Gerber
Heavyweight Dereck Chisora was buoyant yesterday about the prospect of fighting at The Copper Box and suggested that the Olympic Park arena would become his ‘new home venue.’ Former World Title challenger Chisora, faces off against Edmund Gerber for the Vacant European Heavyweight Title on the 21st September at the venue, as chief support to Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder’s British Middleweight Title showdown.
For Chisora, the meeting with Gerber represents the chance to capture the belt many think he was robbed of by dubious judges’ scoring when he faced Robert Helenius in Finland just under two years ago. Since then Chisora’s career has been a whirlwind of controversy and high profile fights that have made become one of the most recognisable figures in British boxing, however he hold no regrets over the robbery: “Yeah I was robbed, but the guy I faced (Helenius) hasn’t done anything since and is more or less done. But I’ve had some huge fights since then.’ (more…)
17-year-old amateur prospect Junior “Sugar Boy” Younan signed a long-term exclusive promotional agreement with DiBella Entertainment earlier this week. Younan, who will be co-managed by James Prince and Josh Dubin. He is looking to make his pro debut in late October/early November.
Hard hitting junior middleweight contender Deandre “The Bull” Latimore (23-4, 17 KOs) recently teamed up with respected trainer Fareed Samad of Denver, CO. Latimore is currently a promotional and managerial free agent.
Fightnews.com’s managing editor Flattop is currently in Providence Everett Hospital. He is expected to be released by Monday.
Sergey Rabchenko has started preparations for his rematch with Cedric Vitu by setting up camp in his opponent’s home country. The Belarussian will defend his European light-middleweight crown against the southpaw on an as yet to be confirmed date and has begun conditioning work in Valance, southern France with Nicolas Riffard.
Riffard, who has experience working with former world champions Laurent Boudouani and Jean Marc Mormeck, will put Rabchenko through his paces for four weeks – after which he’ll fly to England and link up with trainer Ricky Hatton. (more…)
Main Events promoter Kathy Duva announces that Curtis “Showtime” Stevens will have his name changed to Curtis “Kryptonite” Stevens for his November 2 HBO fight against “Superman” Gennady Golovkin. In the audience watching the proceedings was Ola “Kryptonite” Afolabi, who is facing Lukasz Janik on the undercard. Afolabi pointed out that his nickname is “Kryptonite,” to which Duva stated “There’s going to be a lot of Kryptonite in the building on November 2!”
Photos: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Heavyweights Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-3, 30 KO’s) and Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KO’s) along with featherweights Rafael Marquez (41-8, 37 KO’s) and Efrain Esquivias (16-2-1, 9 KO’s) and local favorites Angel Osuna and Ryan Caballero participated in a media workout at the Boys and Girls Boxing Club just two days before their respective bouts this Saturday, Sept. 7, at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., on Showtime.
Mitchell vs. Arreola, a 12-round fight for the WBC Silver Heavyweight Title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and sponsored by Corona. In the 10-round co-feature former two-division world champion Rafael Marquez, of Mexico City, returns to the ring to take on Efrain Esquivias, of Gardena, Calif., in a featherweight bout. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. PT and the first fight begins at 4:05 p.m. PT. (more…)
R.I.P. Alexis Urbina, 17-year-old national amateur boxing champion who was killed Wednesday, and found beaten to death in his home in Phoenix, Ariz. The Phoenix hopeful won the 141-pound class at the 2013 USA Boxing Nationals and had his sights set on the next Olympics.
Lemoore, Calif. hopeful Jose Ramirez on his Sept. 28 homecoming fight at the Stubhub Center in Carson, Calif.: More
The upcoming Mayweather-Alvarez fight has the attention of Forbes magazine, which looks at the possibility of the fight breaking PPV records: More
Per the promoters’ request, a purse bid will be held at 5PM EST on Monday at World Boxing Organization Headquarters in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the WBO jr lightweight title clash between champion Roman Martinez and challenger Mikey Garcia. The minimum bid is $150,000. WBO President Francisco Valcarcel will preside.
By Felipe Leon
John Amuzu 118 vs Manuel Roman 118
Roque Ramos 126 vs Tyshawn Sherman 127
Elias Espadas 158 vs Yair Aguiar 156
James Taylor 146 vs Vicente Guzman 146
When: Friday, September 6th, 7:30pm
Where: Bing Crosby Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Promoter: Jorge Marron Productions with A&T Promotions and Paco Presents
The successful series of Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will have the second show of the fall series in Mexico City on September 27 at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo. In the main event, WBO Youth super flyweight champion David “El Severo” Carmona will defend against fellow countryman Antonio “El Tostado” Tostado in a clash schedule for 10 Rounds.
Carmona of Mexico City, Mexico is ranked #14 WBO and brings a record of 15-1-4, 8 KO’s, Tostado on the other hand is an undefeated 18-year-old prospect of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico who served as a chief sparring partner of newly crowned IBF super flyweight champion Daiki Kameda and brings a record of 11-0, 5 KO’s. It should be an all out war between two hungry young contenders. (more…)
By TMZ Staff
Former boxing champ Tommy Morrison — who starred in “Rocky 5″ — died from a blood infection … so says his death certificate which contains no mentions of either HIV or AIDS, TMZ has learned. According to his death certificate, filed in Nebraska, the 44-year-old died from cardiac arrest … stemming from a blood infection known as Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Septicemia.
FYI — back in 1996, Morrison announced he had contracted the HIV virus … but later recanted and questioned if the disease even existed in the first place. According to the death certificate, Morrison’s body was cremated. An autopsy was not performed.
Video: Karl Freitag
Los Angeles Press Conference for the November 2 clash between WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Curtis “Kryptonite” Stevens taking place at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. Stevens, formerly known as Curtis “Showtime” Stevens, is using “Kryptonite” for this fight since it’s being televised on HBO.
Ricky Burns looking to keep title and impress American audience against Ray Beltran this Saturday afternoon on AWE (formerly Wealth TV)
He is undefeated in his last 21 fights that spans six and a half years and has won titles in two weight divisions, yet Ricky Burns will be fighting for a chance to fulfill a dream when he defends the WBO Lightweight championship against Ray Beltran this Saturday on AWE (Formerly Wealth TV) and www.awetv.com at 3pm eastern / 12 noon pacific.
Burns (36-2, 11 KO’s) of Coatbridge, Scotland which isn’t far from where the fight will take place in Glasgow, will be making the 4th defense of his Lightweight crown.
Burns trained well and is fully ready for what Beltran will bring to the table. “Training went well. Sparring went fantastic and right now I am just trying to stay sharp and I am on weight. I look forward to the fight,” said Burns just three days before the contest. (more…)
Photo: Pattee Mak
Hard Hitting Promotions held a professional boxing card last Saturday at the Mela Room in Orlando, Florida. The eight round main event featured cruiserweights from the television show “The Contender.” Danny Santiago (32-6-1, 19 KOs) overpowered Miguel Hernandez (20-12, 10 KOs) throughout the rounds and was very aggressive working the ring to his advantage. In the end Santiago won by unanimous decision with all three judges scoring it 80-72.
At the end of the bout, Santiago called his girlfriend into the ring and proposed to her in front of the packed house. And her answer? “Yes!”
By Gabriel Cordero
Idalia Parra has become the first woman to be licensed by the Puerto Rico Professional Boxing Commission Puerto Rico (CBPPR) as a professional boxing judge. Parra is married to experienced and renowned international judge Nelson Vasquez. She joins CBPPR executive director Dommys Delgado Berty, referee Melba Ramos and timekeeper Maria Solis among women in key boxing positions in Puerto Rico.
By Przemek Garczarczyk
Middleweight Patrick “The Machine” Majewski (21-1, 13 KO) has two more days to get ready for his matchup with the WBA intercontinental beltholder Patrick Nielsen (19-0, 9 KO) at the Nordic Fight Night on September 7. The stakes have been raised, as the promoters, Global Boxing from North Bergen (NJ) and Germany’s Sauerland Event, decided to have their fighters compete for the both WBA and WBO intercontinental belts.
“This is a chance for me to move up in the WBO and WBA rankings and I can’t miss it. I believe it will be a competitive fight and I respect my opponent, but I am confident I will be the one taking both belts home,” said Majewski. Both fighters had a chance see each other during the first press conference at Crowne Plaza Towers in Copenhagen.
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Former world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (61-8-2, 35 KOs) will face prospect Mahonri “Rusito” Montes (28-2-1, 21 KOs) on September 28th at the Estadio Polideportivo Centenario in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. They will fight for the WBC International welterweight silver championship in an event called “Viva Mexico” presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa.
In other action undefeated KO Artist Adrian “Diamond” Estrela (13-0, 13 KOs) faces unbeaten Thai Kaewfah Buamas Tor (11-0, 7KOs) and Antonio “Kañas” Lozada Jr. (32-1, 28 KOs) meets an opponent to be announced.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® kicked off the 18th season of its famed reality television show, The Ultimate Fighter®, on Wednesday night with the inaugural episode on FOX Sports 1. In the historic two-hour season premiere, 16 male, and for the first time ever, 16 female bantamweight fighters (135 pounds) squared-off, vying for a coveted spot on the series and their chance to win a six-figure contract with the UFC® and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. (more…)
Miguel Maravilla interviews Hall of Fame Mexican trainer Nacho Beristain.
By Felipe Leon
In a short teleconference riddled with phone issues, eight-time and five-division world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (44-0, 26KOs) hardly mentioned his next opponent, Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30KOs), and instead spoke about past fights, PPV sales and strangely enough, tennis.
After Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s advisor and CEO of Mayweather Promotions, spoke of the business side of the “The One” slated for Saturday, September 14th, at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, NV, mentioning the 572 screen in which the event will be broadcast, the sponsors involved and the potential Pay-Per-View buys, he introduced the current pound for pound king.
In Mexico, he is a rock star, he is a good solid boxer,” Mayweather said of Alvarez a few minutes into the conference call. “People like to see two undefeated fighters face each other.” (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Riverside, California heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (35-3, 30 KOs) is days away from his heavyweight clash with highly rated contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (26-1-1, 19 KOs) taking place this Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino live on Showtime Championship Boxing. Fightnews.com caught up with the “Nightmare” on a sunny summer afternoon at the El Paseo Inn Restaurant at the historical Olvera Street Plaza in downtown Los Angeles to discuss his showdown with Mitchell.
“I feel ready and motivated for this fight. Is he tough? Maybe! Does he hit hard? Maybe! But I feel that I am the far superior fighter and it’s my time to make it known,” Arreola told Fightnews.com. (more…)
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