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By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Andy Newman
169lb Hector Camacho, Jr. escaped with an eight round unanimous decision Thursday night over 157lb Lee Murtagh in Rochester, NY. The first two rounds consisted of posing, fainting and holding by both fighters. Things opened up in the third as Camacho began to score with the right hand behind his jab. Camacho began the forth landing lead right hooks that opened a cut under Murtagh’s left eye. At this point the Irishman tried to rough house Camacho into a brawl but found himself getting deducted a point for low blows. Murtagh clowned and rough housed his way to another point deduction in the fifth round for intentional head butting Camacho who was content on jabbing and boxing. Murtagh was deducted a third point in the sixth as he repeatedly hit Camacho on the back of the head during clinches. Junior had enough of the tactics in the seventh round and landed a punch on the break and he had a point deducted. The eighth round was Camacho’s best has he landed straight lefts and right hooks.
As for the foul fest of a match Camacho was diplomatic, “You have an Irishman and a Puerto Rican so what do you expect, two hot blooded athletes in there.” Camacho came into the fight in not his best shape and blamed Ramadan (he is Muslim) for him to keeping the weight on even though he was working hard in the gym. With the win Hector, Jr. improves to 57-5-1, 31 KOs while Murtagh returns to Ireland at 33-15-1, 1 KO after scores of 77-71, 77-71 and 76-73. The bout was cut from ten to eight rounds. (more…)
Video on Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields from MLive.com: More
Gapo “The Ghost” Tolmajyan says he’s ready for yet another undefeated fighter, tomorrow night at the Morongo in Cabazon, Calif. More
Speaking of boxing films, Ang Lee, who directed “Life of Pi,” is working on a 3-D boxing flick: More
By Sam DiTusa at ringside
Cruiserweight Mike Wilson improved to 10-0, 4 KOs) with a six round unanimous decision over Mike Alderete (7-7-2, 3 KOs) at the Seven Feathers Casino in Canyonville, Oregon last Saturday night. While the fight was competitive, Wilson controlled all the rounds with his speed and combination punching. The Medford native has taken advantage of his amateur pedigree to get off to a great start in his pro career. (more…)
The final press conference for Saturday’s fight card at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem took place Thursday. The only televised boxing event scheduled for this Saturday will feature Gamalier Rodriguez (21-2-3, 15 KOs) defending his NABO featherweight belt against Jorge Pazos (19-5-1, 13 KOs) in the scheduled 10-round main event. Also on the card, welterweight Ronald Cruz (17-2, 12 KOs) tries to get back on the winning track against Rodolfo Armenta (12-10-1, 9 KOs). Also on the card is hot prospect and Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo (6-0, 5 KOs), who seeks to maintain his undefeated record in a six-round super featherweight bout against Guillermo Delgadillo (4-4-1, 0 KOs). Wilfredo Gomez, one of the greatest of all Puerto Rican boxers, will be ringside Saturday evening cheering for fellow-countrymen Rodriguez and Verdejo.
Here’s what the fighters had to say:
Gamalier Rodriguez: “Tell Pazos he’s going home with a loss Saturday. I’m happy to be with Top Rank and have my first fight on the East Coast.
Jorge Pazos: “I lost my last two fights but they were against guys I had to chase, especially against Orlando Cruz. He moved a lot. I hope I don’t have to chase this guy Saturday.” (more…)
By Anndee Laskoe
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Deontay Wilder 224 vs Siarhei Liakhovich 232
Francisco Vargas 130 vs Brandon Bennett 129
Jermall Charlo 154 vs Antwone Smith 159.6
Allen Nevarez 127 vs Rigoberto Hermosillo 126.8
Gary Russell Jr 127 vs Juan Ruiz 125.6
Martin Morales 146.6 vs Eridanni Leon 146.2
Gerald Washington 245 vs Jerry Forrest 241
Juan Gonzalez 156.8 vs Leshon Sims 157
Jamie Kavanagh 135.4 vs Antonio Meza 136
Robert Easter 135 vs Lowell Brownfield 135
Friday, August 9, 2013
Venue: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
Photos: Mario Serrano / Gary Shaw Productions
Rustam Nugaev 136 vs. Jose Hernandez 136
Gabriel Tolmajyan 130 vs. Jose Pedraza 129.5
Alejandro Luna 134 vs. Christopher Rivera 135
Roy Tapia 123 vs. Eliezer Agosto 123
Arnold Barboza Jr. 146.5 vs. Vicente Guzman 147
Emmanuel Tagoe 132.75 vs. Gerardo Robles 130
Edgardo Laboy 123 vs. Luis Vargas 122.25
Joaquin Steve 152.5 vs. Bryan Edward Brooks 148
Venue: Morongo Casino, Cabazon, California
Promoter: Gary Shaw
By Gary “Digital” Williams
An interesting youth-versus-experience contest headlines the Top Flight Promotions card on Saturday, August 10 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Alexandria, VA junior middleweight Brandon Quarles will face Boston, MA veteran Jimmy “The Dream” LeBlanc in the eight-round main event. This will be the first bout for Quarles (9-1-1, two KO’s) since his nationally-televised, eight-round unanimous decision loss to Daquan Arnett on January 11 in Indio, CA.
This will be the second time Quarles will face a well-seasoned boxer. The last time, Quarles battled to a six-round draw against John Mackey on October 27 in Fairfax, VA in the bout chosen as the best Beltway (Washington, DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia) contest of 2012. (more…)
By Felipe Leon
Photos: Renzo Novara
A modest but energetic crowd was on hand to take on the latest installment of Mayen Promotions’ monthly fight card at the Las Pulgas nightclub last night. This time promoter Guillermo “Memo” Mayen partnered up with fellow promoter Monroy Gonzalez and Promotions Gonzalez to present a seven bout night of professional boxing topped off by the super bantamweight six rounder between Reynaldo “Rey” Russell (10-2-1, 5KOs) of Tijuana who earned his third straight win with a run of the mill unanimous decision over late sub Claudio Loreto (0-3) of Agua Prieta, Mexico.
Loreto landed in Tijuana the day prior to his fight after the original opponent for Russell, Julio Cesar Romero, was announced at the pre-fight press conference that he would not be facing the local fighter. Russell controlled the action for all six rounds with a quick rhythm of multi-punch combos throughout the night. He did not have any trouble landing his punches or slipping the attack from his visibly much less experienced and talented fighter. Despite Russell landing a large number of punches to the body and head, Loreto was never in any trouble and kept up with his shorter opponent. (more…)
Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum comment on Ricky Burns-Ray Beltran WBO lightweight title showdown on September 7th on Wealth TV
On Saturday Afternoon September 7th, Ricky Burns (36-2, 11 KOs) will make the fourth defense of the WBO lightweight title when he takes on Ray Beltran (28-6, 17 KOs) in a bout that will be televised Live on Wealth TV and www.wealthtv.com. The card is promoted by Matchroom Sport will take place at the Scottish Exhibition Centre in Glasgow, Scotland. Recently in New York City, Beltran’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gave their thoughts on the fight. Pacquiao has sparred extensively with Beltran at the Wild Card Gym.
By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank
After 23,722 miles, the seven city Manny Pacquiao/Brandon Rios international media tour that began last week with four stops in Asia and continued with three stops in the U.S. this week, finally drew to a close on Thursday afternoon in the Crystal Ballroom at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. This event was Pacquiao’s last U.S. appearance until after his November 23 fight with Rios in Macau as Pacman’s entire training camp will be held in the Philippines.
Bob Arum: I was frankly very worried because we’ve promoted a lot of Brandon Rios’ fights and we know him as a great fighter, as a really energetic fighter, but we also know that Brandon is sometimes a little careless with his language. So China being China, where they ban you for a lot of things, I was very, very nervous what would come out of his mouth. And as I stand here Brandon, I have to compliment you. He was so charming and so funny that the Chinese really loved him, particularly younger Chinese and that was something great because in their minds Brandon Rios was representing the United States and Brandon you did a terrific job representing our country.
Brandon Rios: In China I had to speak but I could’t cuss. It was one of those things where I wanted to say something so bad but I couldn’t…China was amazing. I have a different image of it. Before I thought it was, you know on TV you see poor people, little kids running around naked and everything, but it wasn’t like that where we was at. It was very beautiful. I couldn’t believe it…China was bad-ass!
Manny Pacquiao: This is the last stop of our press tour and we can go back home and start training. We’ve been flying all over the world. Flying from Singapore to New York was really hard – 19 hours…This is my first fight outside America since 2006. This is going to be a good fight, a very exciting fight.
Ruslan Provodnikov (22-2, 15 KOs) has landed in Los Angeles to begin training camp for his much anticipated showdown with WBO interim jr. welterweight champion Mike Alvarado that will take place on Saturday, October 19th at First Bank Arena in Denver, Colorado. The bout will be live on HBO’s Championship boxing and is promoted by Top Rank and Banner Promotions. Provodnikov will be training at the Wild Card Gym under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach. Provodnikov, coming off a war with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley, will be fighting for a world title for a second consecutive fight.
“I am very happy that Alvarado finally agreed to the fight,” said Provodnikov. “I think this will be an unforgettable fight and I promise I will not disappoint my fans.”
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC light flyweight world champion Adrian “Confessor” Hernandez (27-2-1, 16 KOs) will defend his WBC world crown against Odilon “Olympic” Zaleta (15-2 8 KOs) on August 31 at the San Juan de la Barrera Gym in Mexico City headlining an event presented by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast of Televisa Deportes and TDN. Also that night, WBA female bantamweight world champion Irma “Whirlwind” Garcia (7-0-1, 1 KO) will defend her belt against Jessica Gonzalez (2-1, 0 KOs).
By Gabriel F. Cordero
A source has informed Fightnews.com that this week in addition to a normal physical exam Mexican four-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez underwent random urine and blood tests in Los Angeles, California. The Nevada Commission is overseeing the testing.
By Phil Doherty
Boxing superstars are not born into the role. They earn that title by paying their dues—usually in the amateur ranks, through the club circuit and onwards and upwards to the pay-per-view arenas that hold the sport’s true riches. Many of those local club shows never make their way to mainstream TV, although the internet has granted some visibility to those dogged souls toiling their way towards fame, or at the very least, relevance. Yet it pays to pay attention to this “Triple A” farm system now more than ever, especially given the current state of amateur boxing in the US. Maybe, just maybe, you will catch a glimpse of a rising star. (more…)
Nathan Cleverly’s father and trainer Vince has promised that his son will knock-out iron-fisted Sergey Kovalev. Cleverly Snr and Kovalev’s trainer, John David Jackson, discussed their fighters’ preparations last night on a conference call ahead of the massive showdown at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on Saturday August 17th on HBO. Cleverly defends his WBO world light-heavyweight title for the sixth and most dangerous defence yet against the undefeated Kovalev who’s knocked out 19 of his 22 opponents with 18 coming inside three rounds. But Cleverly is adamant that his son will retain his title and will even knock out the fearsome Russian.
“Of course, everybody is talking about Kovalev’s power, but if anybody is going to get stopped it’ll be Kovalev. We have plans from A to F, we can box him long, inside or mid range, but the main plan is K and O. Nathan has fantastic stamina, plenty of bottle and he’s going to do the business for Wales. He’ll KO Kovalev 100%,” said Cleverly. (more…)
By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda
WBC featherweight champion Abner Mares (26-0, 14 KOs) is just weeks away for his upcoming fight against former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez (54-8, 46 KOs) of Mexico City taking place on August 24 live on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Fightnews.com met with the champion at the Elite MMA Academy in Santa Fe Springs, California where he trains to speak with him about his training camp and his upcoming fight with Gonzalez.
“We have been training real hard for this fight. We are about two weeks away already and I am good,” Mares told Fightnews.com. His daily routine begins in the morning doing strength and conditioning with his coach Luis Garcia then in the afternoon he resumes training in the gym with his trainer Clemente Medina, along with his team and sparring partners which bring a similar style to Gonzalez. (more…)
Cody Donovan was starting to work his way around to accepting that it was time to hang up his gloves and bring his fighting career to an end. It’s not a straight-line journey for a fighter. . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Michael Sprott believes Tyson Fury is hungrier than ever ahead of his big British showdown with David Haye. Sprott is in Belgium sparring with Tyson to help him prepare for the biggest fight of his career to date, when he takes on Haye at the Phones 4 U Arena Manchester on September 28th, live on Sky Sports HD Box Office.
“He is very hungry and he really wants it – he knows that there are big things that can come from this,” Sprott said. “If he gets past David Haye then the Klitschkos will have to fight him.” (more…)
Photo: Dave Cameron
Heavyweight Alexander Ustinov who is in New Zealand to face David Tua in Hamilton, New Zealand on August 31 was given a guided tour of the New Zealand Parliament today. While there Ustinov was asked if he would be interested in a career in Politics. “I am not a big fan of myself being in politics,” he told stuff.co.nz. “It’s dirty. Boxing is a fair game. In politics, it’s not so fair. People are not really honest. They try to overcome each other; sometimes lie to each other.”
Reaction: Glad none of that happens in the boxing business.
All Star Boxing third installment of their Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford fall series starts on Friday, September 20, 2013 from the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida in a event being billed as “The Homecoming.” In the main event former WBO world champion Wilfredo “Papito” Vazquez, Jr. (22-3-1, 19 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico returns home to Kissimmee after three years to face undefeated prospect Guillermo “Borrego” Avila (13-0, 10 KOs) of Jamay, Jalisco, Mexico in a bout scheduled for twelve Rounds for the World Boxing Organization International super bantamweight title.
This will be a do or die fight for Vazquez, Jr., 29, coming off an unexpected controversial split decision loss last April 6 in Macao, China against Yasutaka Ishimoto. This return fight will mark the 14th time that the former champion has fought in the Florida city and his 16th appearance on the Boxeo TELEMUNDO series where he is a fan favorite. Avila, 21, is an undefeated hungry young prospect from Jalisco who will be making in his US debut and needs to look impressive. (more…)
Former heavyweight champ James “Bonecrusher” Smith reflects back on his career with the Winston-Salem Journal. More
Azea Augustama (14-1, 9 Kos) will take on the Rayco Saunders (23-19-2) in the main event of a seven-bout card at the Casino Miami Jai-Alai Saturday in Miami, Fla. Saturday night. They’ll go ten rounds.
After 64 years in boxing, longtime trainer Tony Reed is hanging up the gloves. More
Camacho Jr. 9.8 lbs. over contract weight in Rochester, fight will go on despite the 12+ lb. weight differential
Photos: Andy Newman at the scale
Hector Camacho Jr. 169.8* vs. Lee Murtagh 157.4
Ryon McKenzie 174 vs. Hamid Abdul-Mateen 175
Brandon Williams 128.5 vs. Luis Esquilin 131
Greg Brady 197 vs. Martez Williamson 185
Alberto Machado 127.4 vs. Andrew Moreno 127
Lavisas Williams 132 vs. Roel Moreno 132
*(Camacho well over contracted weight of 160, after some huddling, fight will go on despite the 12+ lb. weight differential)
Venue: Frontier Field, Rochester, NY
Promoter/Matchmaker: Mercedes Vazquez-Simmons (Pretty Girl Productions)
Event: Summer Throwdown 2
Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Junior welterweight world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, 26-0, 16 KOs, held court with the press Wednesday afternoon, speaking with reporters and going through a light workout at his new gym, the DSG Boxing gym in Philadelphia. Garcia is preparing for his 12-round title defense against Lucas Matthysse, 34-2, 32 KOs, of Argentina.
The 140-pound super-fight is the highly-anticipated co-feature to the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez mega-fight on September 14th in Las Vegas. With six weeks to go until fight night, Garcia looked and sounded confident about the fight that will bring the Philadelphian the biggest audience, and perhaps the most challenging opponent, of his career. (more…)
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Bobby Hitz has announced expanded line ups for Hitz Boxing’s two upcoming “Fight Night” series cards. On Friday, August 30 at Dimar Ortuz joins the “Night of the Rising Stars” card at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, IL, which also includes Antonio Canas, Ricardo Chavez, Fidel Navarette, Roy Navarro, Adan Ortiz and Semajay Thomas. Two weeks later Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan will be added to the September 13 installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at The Venue inside of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammon, IN, which will also feature Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, Frank “Time Bomb” Scalise, Simon “The Punisher” Buettner, Russell “Rocky” Fiore, Chad McKinny, Genaro Mendez, Rob Menigoz and Nick Ramirez. Tickets for both events are on sale now at hitzboxing.com (more…)
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