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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March 4 at ...

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Felix Verdejo returns April 16 in Puerto Rico

Photo: Top Rank

Unbeaten Puerto Rican lightweight sensation Felix ‘El Diamante’ Verdejo will defend his undefeated record, his title and the ‘Boricua Pride’ on the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ event that will take place on Saturday, April 16 at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan, P.R.

Verdejo, who possesses a perfect record of: 20-0 and 14 knockouts, will make the fourth defense of his WBO Latino lightweight title, this time against the experience Aztec fighter Daniel Evangelista Jr. (18-6-2, 14 KOs).

“The name of my opponent makes no difference. I want to fight the best, but I don’t choose my opponents, I leave that to Ricky (Marquez) and Top Rank. I always prepare well for any opponent and this time won’t be the exception. I will be in my best condition to once again bring happiness to my people,” said Verdejo. (more…)



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Live Stream: Manny Pacquiao Media Workout

Watch LIVE! Manny Pacquiao workout from the Wild Card gym in LA. Pacquiao vs. Bradley happens Saturday, April 9 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.



March 28th, 2016


Boxing News

Q&A: Tim Bradley

You didn’t get any credit after beating Pacquiao in the first fight, do you think you need a KO to get a definitive result. Is that what you need? How do you accomplish this?

I’ve gone down the road of thinking I need a KO and it didn’t work to benefit me. At this time I just know that I have to do my job; I will step in that ring and follow instructions from my corner that should get me my victory and credit that I deserve. (more…)



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

King’s Promotions inks Kermit Cintron

Marshall Kauffman’s King’s Promotions has announced the signing of former IBF welterweight champion Kermit Cintron. (35-5-2, 28 KOs). The 36-year-old Cintron’s last fight was more than two years ago.

“I am very happy to add Kermit to the King’s Promotions stable,” said Marshall Kauffman of King’s Promotions. “Kermit and I have a long history together and we did some special things when I trained him. I am glad Kermit has come back home and now as a promoter, we feel we can get Kermit back into some big opportunities and get him in position to become world champion again.” (more…)



March 28th, 2016


Boxing News

Knockout Night at the D returns April 16

“Knockout Night at the D” returns April 16th at the DLVEC outdoor venue in Las Vegas. The new promoter for the series is Roy Jones Jr. (RJJ) Boxing Promotions after a March 12 event headlined by Zab Judah was kayoed by the commission due to “eligibility concerns.” The main event on April 16 is welterweight Steve Claggett (23-3-1, 16 KOs) against Chris Van Heerden (23-1-1, 12 KOs) in a ten-rounder. CBS Sports Network will televise live.

“We are truly passionate about bringing outdoor boxing back to Las Vegas and are excited to work with Roy Jones Jr. to showcase local fighters and give them an amazing platform at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center,” said Derek Stevens, Owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas and DLVEC. “We feel this fight series will become a major event in the city’s boxing scene, as it will bring together world-class athletes, local businesses and fans from near and far.”



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Mandatory done, Brook wants “massive fight”

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Kell Brook delivered the destructive performance he promised in his IBF world welterweight title defense against Kevin Bizier, dismissing the Canadian inside two rounds at the Sheffield Arena. “I have power that can knock anyone out,” said Brook afterward. “I want to train for a fight when I have a threat on my hands. I’d love the Danny Garcia fight, the Jesse Vargas fight, I’d take the Keith Thurman vs Shawn Porter winner, the Timothy Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao winner – I want them all…I have got the mandatory out the way and now I want that massive fight!”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added, “We had to fight Kevin Bizier, but it’s what he does to these fighters, he’s a beast. Kell needs to prove that he’s the best welterweight in the world but no-one wants to fight Kell. I want to bring the big fights to Sheffield and we’ll be putting the money up to bring the best over here. There’s so many options for Kell and he wants to unify the division.”



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Salita says Tikhonov ready for the world

Promoter Dmitriy Salita of Salita Promotions says undefeated super bantamweight prospect Vladimir Tikhonov (14-0, 8 KOs) is now setting his sights on the top of his division. “He’s ready for any of the champions or other top contenders at 122 lbs.,” proclaimed Salita. “This is going to be a very big year for Vladimir. A big fight is just a signed contract away and we are working hard to make it happen.”

The 25-year-old Tikhonov recently notched his first victory under the Salita Promotions banner – a KO8 over 16-3-1 Nikoloz Kokashvili in Narva, Estonia. He is currently unrated by any of the major sanctioning bodies.



March 28th, 2016

UFC

Anik, Stann make perfect match

In the broadcasting world, chemistry between the individuals sharing the booth or seated behind the desk is crucial, as the live-to-air interactions set the tone for the events about to unfold on the court, the field or inside the Octagon, and become the soundtrack for those watching at home . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 28th, 2016

Column

The 12th Round

By Mauricio Sulaiman – WBC President

I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to share, through this column at Fightnews.com®, many of the day to day happenings and general information about the boxing world and the WBC. The sole intention of this venture is to have a forum to share the role and extensive activities of a boxing governing organization with the criteria and rationale behind the decisions that are often unknown to the public.

I am not a writer, reporter or journalist, so I will do my best effort to have this column written as clear, as short and concise as possible.

Boxing is one of the greatest sports, it has been practiced since the creation, it was a founding sport of the Ancient Olympic games in Greece and modern boxing has been know to be divided into Amateur boxing and Professional boxing. Amateur is the practice of the sport by novice fighters for recreation and also for organized competition with the ultimate goal to participate in the Olympic games and win a medal for one’s country. Professional, on the other hand, is the activity in which boxers fight to earn money with the ultimate goal to become world champions. (more…)



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward: It’s Time for Effective Energy

By Robert Hough
Photo: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation

Andre Ward talked after his fight with Sullivan Barrera about being effective and efficient with his energy – his physical and mental energy.

Ward (29-0, 15 KOs), who has talked about being more efficient and selective with his movement and energy in the ring, said it felt right in the moment to start out flat-footed and keep some distance from Barrera (17-1, 12 KOs).

“It’s what felt comfortable at the time,” the 32-year-old said. “He’s a big guy and a big puncher and I respect him and that’s what felt good to me in the beginning. I started moving more, but being smart about it; I’ve taken care of myself and I haven’t been in hard fights, but I’m not 25 and I have to respect that.” (more…)



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Brook & Blackwell

Kell Brook: I’ll quit boxing unless I land a blockbuster fight in the summer

Nick Blackwell plight underlines risks of the boxer’s trade

Chris Eubank Sr told his son to stop hitting Nick Blackwell in the head during middleweight title bout

‘Why hasn’t the referee stopped the fight?’ – Ref under fire after boxer put in coma



March 28th, 2016

UFC

The TUF 30: Part Two

On April 20, the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter will premiere on FOX Sports 1, with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and number one contender Claudia Gadelha coaching a host of male light heavyweights and female strawweights vying for a UFC contract and a win in the toughest tournament in sports . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ZAGREB is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Sunday, April 10 at 2 PM ET/11 AM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Eric Molina: This is the strongest I’ve ever been

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“Beating Adamek (in Poland) on Saturday it will not be easy. But I had a great training camp, this is the strongest I’ve ever been. I matured as a man and I matured as a fighter. I’m learning the most from my losses. It takes a special fighter to bounce back after a big losses. I want to show the world that I’m that fighter,” said heavyweight Eric Molina (24-3, 18 KOs), who spent Easter in Poland preparing for his April 2 clash with former light heavyweight/cruiserweight world champion and heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (50-4, 30 KOs).

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March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Ndou: Teddy Atlas cannot help Bradley defeat Pacquiao

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF 140 pound champion Lovemore Ndou talks to Fightnews.com® and gives a constructive breakdown on the Manny Pacquiao v Tim Bradley when he says having Teddy Atlas in his corner will not help Tim Bradley on April 9 to defeat Manny Pacquiao. Ndou points out Pacquiao seems to have lost the power he had a few years ago when he was knocking out his opponents on a regular basis, but he still rates the Pacman as a great ring tactician. Ndou says the main factor on April 9 at the MGM in Las Vegas on who wins the Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley will be who wants it the most.



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Miranda-Hernandez Full Report/Photos

By Ricardo Ibarra
Photos: Mike Blair

Rebounding from two consecutive losses, Phoenix, Arizona’s Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (11-4-1, 3 KOs) claimed a seventh round victory over journeyman Dionisio Miranda (22-15-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In the super middleweight main event of Brian Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 105, Hernandez turned in a workman-like performance, methodically breaking down his opponent before Miranda made the decision to retire on his stool after the seventh. (more…)



March 28th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward looking for big fight with Kovalev in November

By Jerry Hoffman

The Pride of Oakland handily disposed of fellow unbeaten Light Heavyweight Sullivan Barrera of Cuba Saturday night at Oracle Arena. Ward and Champion Sergey Kovalev are on a collision course for November, but the first comments from 29-0 Andre Ward after the fight were about trainer Able Sanchez who maintains Andre has “no chance” against Krusher Kovalev.



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

The Times They Are A-Changin’ at Freddie Roach’s Corner Office

pacquiao-bradley3By Bill Dwyre

There is so much legacy-building going on around the April 9 boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley that one of the more significant seems to be taking a back seat. Freddie Roach is getting lost in the shuffle.

This may be a first.

Roach has been named the trainer of the year by this country’s boxing writers seven times. He has been in the sport’s spotlight for at least the last ten years, or longer. Once he hooked up with Pacquiao 15 years ago, his name soon found its way onto the tongue of every boxing fan. Pacquiao has won eight division titles, an incredible feat, and Roach has been there, baton in hand, conducting one of the most-successful-ever orchestrations of a boxing symphony.

Fans love him because they love Pacquiao and Roach prepares him so well. The media loves him because he is direct, refreshing and stunningly without agenda in interviews. Ask a question, you get a straight answer. He has been labeled the last honest man in boxing, which, if you ponder more deeply, could be adjusted to the ONLY honest man in boxing. (more…)



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward rates his performance a B-minus

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events


Former super middleweight world champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) served notice to the light heavyweight division with a twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #1 rated contender Sullivan Barrera on Saturday night in Oakland, California.

“Probably a B-minus,” is how Ward assessed his performance, “because I told you guys in the fighters meeting that I wouldn’t use the layoff as an excuse at any level, but the reality is the more you fight, the sharper you get. There were certain things I want to do that I didn’t do tonight, but it just shows that maybe not at my best we can still get it done the way we need to get it done.”

Regarding a fight with light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev, who was at ringside, Ward said “It’s not a matter of if, I just think it’s when.”



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Blackwell put into induced coma

Former British middleweight champion Nick Blackwell has been put in an induced coma at a London hospital. Blackwell collapsed in the ring following his brutal tenth round loss to world rated middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith told British media that Blackwell has a bleed on the brain and is in intensive care.



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Sithsaithong, 16, captures IBF Pan Pacific title

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Thai 118-pounder “Dynamite Kid” Saenganan Sithsaithong (16-0, 7 KOs) outscored Eric Panza (9-7-1, 2 KOs) over twelve exciting rounds by scores of 115-113, 115-113 and 116-113 to capture the vacant IBF Pan Pacific bantamweight title on Friday at Pabon, Thailand. Sithsaithong controlled the fight in the early rounds as he connected consistently with effective jabs. In round six, both boxers went toe-to-toe landing solid combinations that visibly had both boxers on unsteady legs. Panza boxed aggressively in round seven, eight and nine scoring with accurate hooks to the head and body of Sithsaitgong. In round twelve both Sithsaithong and Panza traded bombs until the final bell leaving the fans cheering. (more…)



March 27th, 2016

UFC

The TUF 30: Part One

On April 20, the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter will premiere on FOX Sports 1, with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and number one contender Claudia Gadelha coaching a host of male light heavyweights and female strawweights vying for a UFC contract and a win in the toughest tournament in sports . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Indongo retains WBO Africa title

By Ron Jackson

Julius “Blue Machine” Indongo retained his WBO Africa welterweight title when he stopped Allan Kamote from Tanzania in the ninth round at the Windhoek Country Club and Casino in Namibia on Saturday night. Indongo made a fast start and dropped Kamote in the second round as he dominated the fight throughout with his educated jab. Kamote had no answer to combinations thrown by the southpaw champion who scored with stinging right and left combinations to the head. When the gutsy challenger was not fighting back and being battered by Indongo in the ninth round referee Deon Dwarte waved the fight off. (more…)



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Jardon bests Salgado to retain WBC Intl belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBC #9 rated lightweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (29-5, 22 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over former world champion Juan Carlos Salgado (26-6-1, 16 KOs) to defend his WBC International silver belt on Saturday night at the historic Arena Coliseo in Mexico City. Scores were 118-110, 117-112, 116-112.

WBC #12 super featherweight Juan José “Piquet” Martínez (24-2, 17 KOs) outscored former WBA interim champion Emmanuel “Pollo” López (18-5-1, 8 KOs) over ten by scores of 92-98, 94-97 and 94-96.

Female light flyweight Lourdes “Little Lulu” Juarez (15-2, 2 KOs) steamrolled Marlen “Catrina” Sandoval (1-4-2, 0 KOs) in a one-sided four rounder.

A clash between welterweight José “Pistón“ López (25-4-2, 15 KOs) and Gustavo “Vitaminas“ Garibay (12-7-2, 5 KOs) was declared a technical draw when Lopez suffered a cut from an accidental headclash in round one.

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March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Hernandez TKOs Miranda

By the time the seventh round ended, Dionisio Miranda wanted nothing to do with Andrew Hernandez. Hernandez was the more active and accurate boxer from the opening bell, dissecting Miranda with punches throughout their super middleweight clash before winning by seventh-round TKO in the main event of Battle at the Boat 105 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma on Saturday. The win improves Hernandez to 11-4-1 with 3 KOs, while Miranda dropped to 22-15-2.

Miranda, a former North America Boxing Association middleweight champion, entered the bout with 19 career knockouts, but failed to land any quality punches as he was never able to catch up to Hernandez. After another convincing round for Hernandez, Miranda, who appeared sluggish from the start, elected to remain in his corner at the start of the eighth round, leading to the scheduled 10-round bout being waved off.



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev: I want to beat Ward in front of his fans in Oakland

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events

WBA/IBF/WBO unified light heavyweight world champion was ringside Saturday night for former super middleweight world champion Andre Ward’s one-sided win over #1 rated light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera.

“My prediction is complete,” said The Krusher. “(I said) that it would be easy for Ward. I felt that he would stop Barrera early. But Barrera did better than I expected. I’m very happy that he won and it takes me one more step to our possible fight. It’s possible because we have to win one fight more, then after that our fight.

“I understand that most people don’t love me here because I want to beat him in front of his fans. But it’s not an easy job and I want to beat him in front of his fans in Oakland. And it isn’t easy. I’ll keep working to get a victory over his boxing style. (more…)



March 27th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward easily defeats #1 rated Barrera, Kovalev next?

By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events

Fighting for the first time as a professional in the light heavyweight division and for just the second time since 2013, Andre Ward, (29-0, 15 KOs), earned an impressive twelve round unanimous decision over the previously unbeaten Sullivan Barrera, (17-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Scores for the bout were 117-108, 117-109, and 118-109.

As the larger, natural light heavyweight, Barrera used his length to good advantage early, outjabbing Ward until getting caught by a Ward left hook to the temple that dropped him to the canvas in round three. Barrera was not badly hurt and the two fighters went toe to toe in brief but intense exchanges for the rest of round three through round five.

As the fight progressed however Ward started to figure Barrera out, consistently landing his left hand on Barrera and not getting caught as much as he was early on. Barrera also seemed to wear down late, still fighting but with less skill and urgency than in the early rounds. Ward was docked a point for a low blow in round eight, but other than that he closed the fight out in full control.

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March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Diaz dominates Velez

By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports

In the televised co-feature from Oakland, 2012 U.S. Olympian Joseph Diaz, Jr., (20-0, 11 KOs), passed his biggest test to date, earning a clear unanimous decision over former WBC “Silver” Featherweight Champion Jayson Velez, (23-2-1, 16 KOs), in ten rounds by scores of 98-92, 99-91, 100-91.

While the crowd at Oracle Arena serenaded ringside spectator Steph Curry with chants of “MVP,” Diaz pounded Velez over and over with left hands, seemingly on the verge of knocking down Velez on several occasions. Velez fought back gamely at times, stunning Diaz with a straight left hand in round four, but it was not enough against the younger, faster, and stronger Diaz, who retained his NABF featherweight belt with the win and is clearly ready for championship level competition.



March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Mosley announces next fight is for WBA title

By Robert Hough

Future Hall of Famer Sugar Shane Mosley said Saturday he will fight again on May 28, against interim welterweight WBA champion David Avanesyan — and that legendary fighter Roberto Duran will train him. The bout will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Mosley’s promotional outfit GoBox Promotions will promote the fight, which will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.

Mosley made the announcement at the Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera fight.



March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Oakland, Calif.

By David Robinett and Robert Hough at ringside

Amateur standout Daniel Franco, (13-0-3, 8 KOs), put on a workmanlike performance before getting a gift stoppage in the eighth and final round over veteran trial horse German Meraz, (49-38-1, 30 KOs), a 29-year old with nearly 90 fights over the last 11 years. The fight, contested in the featherweight division, was not very competitive, with Meraz doing an admirable job of giving Franco rounds while not offering much in return other than a willing chin. Despite suffering a flash knockdown in round five though, Meraz was going to finish the fight relatively unhurt. However at 1:13 of round eight the referee suddenly waved the fight over after Meraz blocked a Franco left hook. Fortunately it had no impact on the final outcome, but it was a bizarre decision at that stage of the fight.

20-year old light heavyweight prospect Junior Younan, (8-0, 6 KOs), cruised to an easy four-round unanimous decision over Cristian Solorzano, (3-8, 2 KOs), 40-36 on all three scorecards. Younan, coming off a nine-month layoff, came out guns blazing after the opening bell, trying to blitz Solorzano for a quick stoppage, but Solorzano was able to survive the opening barrage. After that, the fight settled into a pattern of Younan sticking and moving with Solorzano dutifully following him around the ring but unable to put any pressure on his opponent. (more…)



March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Brook destroys Bizier in two, retains IBF welterweight title

Photos: Scott J. Raven

Unbeaten IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) scored a quick second round KO over mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier (25-3, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. By round two, Bizier’s face was already a bloody mess. Brook then battered Bizier to the deck twice in the round and the one-sided affair was over. Time was 2:15.

2012 Olympic lightweight gold medalist Luke Campbell (12-1, 10 KOs) rebounded from his first career loss with a second round demolition of Gary Sykes (28-4, 6 KOs).

Unbeaten heavyweight David Allen (9-0-1, 6 KOs) was victorious when veteran Jason Gavern (27-21-4, 12 KOs), who as usual came in on late notice, quit after round four.

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March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Fury decisions Guinn, Eubank stops Blackwell

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (19-0, 10 KOs) scored a lopsided ten round unanimous decision over late sub Dominick Guinn (35-11-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at Wembley Arena in London, England. The 6’6 Fury was in command every minute of the fight against Guinn, who has never been stopped. Score was 100-90. Hughey is the cousin of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

In a good action scrap, WBA #2, WBC #4 middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (22-1, 17 KOs) dethroned British champion Nick Blackwell (19-4-1, 8 KOs) via tenth round TKO. Eubank outclassed and busted up the very tough and game Blackwell and the brutal bout was finally stopped in round ten due to swelling around Blackwell’s left eye. Blackwell was taken from the ring on a stretcher.

Now campaigning as a light heavyweight, Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 14 KOs) destroyed journeyman Olegs Fedotovs (21-25, 15 KOs) in the first round.



March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Kovalev Predicts Ward will Defeat Barrera

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events

Photo: Alexis Cuarezma/Main Events


By Robert Hough

WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev predicted Saturday afternoon that Andre Ward would have more skill and talent than Sullivan Barrera can handle. Kovalev, who plans to fight summer, met the media before the Ward fight. “He can do more in the ring,” Kovalev said of Ward, who makes his light-heavyweight debut. “He can do more things; he’s more professional.”

Kathy Duva, Kovalev’s promoter, said it is premature to talk about a location or opponent for the Russian’s fight this summer.

Kovalev, who has been scathing in speaking of fighters like Jean Pascal and Adonis Stevenson, was expansive in his praise of Ward. “He’s a very polite guy, a very quiet guy,” he said. “He doesn’t talk any trash; he’s a gentleman. He’s a nice man and a nice boxer and I like him. I cannot say anything bad about him – yet.”



March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Bradley Camp Notes

Photo: Top Rank

Intensive tactical training today for Timothy Bradley and trainer Teddy Atlas today at Camp Bradley. Bradley takes on Manny Pacquiao at MGM Las Vegas on April 9, live on pay per view.

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March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

WBO #1 Sakae loses to Japanese 105lb champ Fukuhara

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Previously unbeaten Japanese prospect, WBO#1/IBF#6/WBA#8 Takumi Sakae (13-1, 8 KOs), 104.75, tasted his first setback when he failed to win the Japanese national minimumweight belt from defending titlist Tatsuya Fukuhara (17-4-5, 4 KOs), 104.75, by losing a unanimous verdict (97-93 twice, 98-94) over ten see-saw rounds on Saturday in Kumamoto, Japan.

Fukuhara, a more experienced southpaw though having lost to future world champ Yu Kimura and ex-amateur champ Takuma Inoue in his pro debut, had the upper hand with his better precision and smarter distribution of stamina. Sakae attempted to take the leadoff in earlier rounds, but consumed his energy to be fading in later rounds. Fukuhara, battering him upstairs and downstairs, kept piling up points steadily and maintained the initiative all the way.

Promoter: Honda Fitness Promotions.

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March 26th, 2016

Boxing News

Corcoran defeats Butler for WBO Intl belt

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Wembley’s Gary Corcoran beat Danny Butler to claim the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior-Middleweight Championship at London’s York Hall on Friday night. The natural-born scrapper was on the front foot from the off and dominated large parts of the bout; securing a unanimous decision win with scores of 100-89, 99-90 and 100-89.

‘Hell Raiser’ lived up to his name and came flying out his corner in the opening round, peppering Butler with hooks and jabs. Both men were happy to stand and trade at will; making for an explosive start to the evening’s bill-topper.

All-action Corcoran refused to take and step back and chased down Butler throughout the opening rounds. Butler gave as good as he got and landed some strong combinations of his own. The fight began to swing in Corcoran’s favour in the seventh round. Corcoran’s blistering hand speed had Butler in trouble, the Bristol man was pinned up against the ropes throughout the seventh and took a tumble out of the ring. (more…)



March 26th, 2016




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