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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Photos: Emily Harney Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing put on a five-bout card on Saturday night at The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. ...

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Unbeaten welterweight Fabian "TNT" Maidana (10-0, 7 KOs), brother of former world champion Marcos Maidana who was watching ...

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a much anticipated world title unification clash, undefeated WBO jr welterweight champion ...

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten WBO #1 rated featherweight contender and two-time Olympian Oscar Valdez (21-0, 18 ...

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. / dcobbjr.com Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna, (21-1, 9 KOs), made short work of Mexican ...

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Boxing News

Boxing Results from Hungary

Hungarian cruiserweight champion Imre Szello improved his record to 10-0, 6 KOs with a third round knockout against Tanzanian Said Mbelwa (33-18-4, 22 KOs) in a bloody affair on Saturday night at the City Sporthall in Dunaujvaros, Hungary. Szello was cut early in the second round.

Former amateur star Norbert Harcsa improved to 2-0, 0 KOs, by outpointing Bosnian Nikola Matic (13-31, 9 KOs) over six rounds.

Hungarian light heavyweight champion Richard Baranyi stopped his Georgian opponent George Aduashvili in the second round and moved to 14-1 with 11 KOs. Aduashvili falls to 21-17-1, 10 KOs. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

94th WBA Convention kicks off in Panama

The 94th World Boxing Association Convention will be taking place this week at The Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City, Panama. Starting on Monday and running through Friday, many topics will be addressed. Click here to see the agenda.



December 13th, 2015


Boxing News

Shariff Rahman, Son of Former Heavyweight Champion, Wins Pro Debut In Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

A packed house at the Coppermine Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD that featured numerous local political dignitaries saw the son of a Baltimore Boxing legend make a very successful pro debut. Middleweight Shariff “C3” Rahman scored a first-round TKO over Alex Ashbury of Kannapolis, NC. Rahman knocked down Ashbury three times to earn his victory. Ashbury is 0-4.

Rahman’s father, former undisputed world heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman, was on hand, not only to support his son but he also participated in a four-round exhibition contest on the card against Robert Dunton of Hopkins, SC. Another former world champ, Zab “Super” Judah, worked Shariff Rahman’s corner. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Usyk still unbeaten

In front of a packed house at the Sport Palace in the capital of Ukraine, undefeated #1 ranked cruiserweight contender Oleksandr Usyk, (9-0-0, 9KO’s) scored a seventh round stoppage of Pedro “El Reguilete” Rodriguez, 22-2-0 (19KO’s), on Saturday night. Defending his WBO Inter-Continental Cruiserweight Title for the fourth time, Usyk aggressively battled the Cuban from the opening bell, dropping him in the sixth stanza. Following a barrage of punches from the 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, Rodriguez was sent to the canvas again in the seventh as the fight was waived off. (more…)



December 13th, 2015


UFC

UFC 194 Talking Points and Post-Fight

Conor McGregor predicted his shots would make Jose Aldo crumble, but after just 13 seconds all it took was one . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Post-Fight Bonus Recap
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ORLANDO 2015 is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Anthony Joshua’s next fight scheduled for April 9th, Dereck Chisora currently favored to be the opponent

By James Slater

Unbeaten British heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua, the new British champion courtesy of last night’s brutal KO of bitter rival Dillian Whyte, is already being asked about his next fight. The 15-0 (all KO’s) star had to get through a few rough patches against former amateur nemesis Whyte before ending matters in the 7th, and Joshua is level headed enough to admit he is not yet ready for the division’s elite.

Promoter Eddie Hearn has Tweeted how his star fighter will next box on April 9th, once against at The O2 in London, against a TBA. Whoever Joshua fights in April, a full house can be assured, but the leading candidate right now seems to be former British heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora. Chisora – who recently signed a promotional deal with Sauerland – boxed on last night’s card, picking up his second win inside a week as he stopped Jakov Gospic via 3rd-round TKO. Currently 24-5 with 16 KOs, Chisora has the kind of world class experience Joshua told Sky Sports he himself needs to gain. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Maccarinelli: It was only a matter of time before I would take him out

“I’d like to say it was an honour to share the ring with Roy who in my eyes is still a ring legend and I hope that he recovers fully from this,” Enzo Maccarinelli discussing his fourth round stoppage of Roy Jones Jr at the VTB Arena in Moscow Saturday night. “Regarding my win, I’m over the moon with the performance and it showed that I’ve got the power to hurt anybody. This fight was at cruiserweight where I’ve held a world title and I’ve also dropped down to light-heavyweight where I fought Juergen Braehmer for a world title, I’m comfortable at either and wherever the best opportunities are I’ll take them.

“I said before the fight that I fight best when the pressure is on and coming out to Russia where Roy has become a favourite certainly put the pressure on me to perform and I did that. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez and Alma Montiel

WBC female flyweight champion Yessica “Kika” Chavez (25-4-3, 4 KOs) successfully defended her title by nine round technical decision over former world champion Simona Galassi (23-5-1, 4 KOs) on Saturday night at the BlackBerry Auditorium in Mexico City. In the ninth round, a head clash caused a deep cut in Galassi’s eyebrow so the bout was sent to the scorecards where Chavez prevailed.

The co-feature, a WBC flyweight eliminator between Saul “Baby” Juarez (22-4-1, 12 KOs) and former champion Osvaldo “Gallito” Novoa (14-6-3, 9 KOs), was stopped after just 42 seconds due to a head clash that left Novoa with a bad cut and the bout was ruled a draw. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen stops Markussen in three

It was Patrick Nielsen who came out on top in his domestic mega-fight with Rudy Markussen last night at the Brondby Hallen in Copenhagen. The Albertslund-boxer scored a third-round technical knockout victory over the former European Champion and World title challenger. In the third round, Nielsen began to assert his dominance and Markussen looked in trouble. With 1 minute and 24 seconds gone, Nielsen floored Markussen and the ‘Hard Hitter’ was unable to find his feet as the referee counted him out.



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Former champ Darchinyan stops Paulino

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Peter McDermont

Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (42-8-1, 31 KOs) forced Cris “The King” Paulino (14-2, 4 KOs) to retire at the conclusion of round two of a scheduled ten round bout to capture a WBC regional super bantamweight title at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia on Saturday.

Paulino connected with accurate combinations in round one against the aggressive Darchinyan, who had problems finding the range against the mobile sharpshooting Filipino. The 39-year-old former IBF, WBC, WBA world champion Darchinyan stepped up a gear in round two and dropped his opponent with a power body shot. Paulino took the eight count and then finished the contest on unsteady legs and his cornerman pulled Paulino out of the contest to save him from further punishment. (more…)



December 13th, 2015

UFC

UFC 194 Main: Conor McGregor KOs Jose Aldo in 13 Seconds to Win Title

Conor McGregor runs this town now. After a year of hype and buildup, the Dublin, Ireland native delivered on his promise in the main event of UFC 194 Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, taking just 13 seconds to end Jose Aldo’s reign as UFC featherweight champion as well as his decade-long unbeaten streak . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Co-Main: Luke Rockhold didn’t hide his confidence heading into his UFC 194 co-main event against Chris Weidman, and it didn’t take long to find out why, as the former Strikeforce champion dominated the New Yorker Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, stopping him in the fourth round to win the UFC middleweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Romero, Maia and Holloway win
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ORLANDO 2015 is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more

 



December 13th, 2015

Boxing News

Valdez destroys Sanchez, Benavidez tops Siqueira

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Unbeaten two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (19-0, 16 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over Ernie Sanchez (15-7-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, Arizona. A crushing left hook put Sanchez down and out. Time was :59.

WBA interim super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr (24-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Sidney Siqueira (26-11-1, 17 KOs) in a non-title jr middleweight fight. Benavidez was in command all the way although he occasionally took hard shots on the ropes. Scores were 99-91, 100-90, 100-90. “I haven’t felt that well for awhile,” said Benavidez afterward. “It started with a stomach virus. But I wanted this fight and got into the ring. I had my speed but not all of my power. The good thing was that I went 10 rounds and got some good work in.”

Unbeaten super middleweight Jesse Hart (19-0, 16 KOs) needed just 54 seconds to demolish Andrik Saralegui (8-4, 6 KOs). Hart, the son of Philly ring legend Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, dropped Saralegui twice.

Brazilian Olympian Esquiva Falcoa dropped Hector Munoz in the second round and stopped him in the fourth round. Miguel Diaz, chief trainer for Falcoa, was very pleased with Falcoa’s performance. (more…)



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Barrera stops Murat in five

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In an IBF light heavyweight eliminator, undefeated Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Karo Murat (27-3-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. Barrera dropped Murat at the end of round four, and got the TKO in round five with a barrage of punches. Time was :25. Murat complained to referee Wayne Hedgpeth about a quick stoppage. Barrera is now mandatory IBF challenger for Main Events stablemate Sergey Kovalev, who was at ringside watching.

Unbeaten welterweight Pedro “Roca” Campa (20-0, 16 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Aaron “La Joya” Herrera (29-4-1, 18 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 98-92.

Unbeaten middleweight Arif “The Mayhem” Magomedov (17-0, 10 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over southpaw Jonatan “Oso” Tavira (12-4, 9 KOs). Magomedov dropped Tavira in rounds four and seven. Time was :55. (more…)



December 12th, 2015

UFC

UFC 194 Prelims: Faber, Torres Go Distance For Wins

Despite seeing his seven-fight winning streak snapped in UFC 194 prelim action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, Frankie Saenz proved that he was ready for prime time, putting on a gutsy effort before losing a decision to bantamweight superstar Urijah Faber. . Click here for more at UFC.com

See also: Mustafaev, Medeiros, McGee win early
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UFC FIGHT NIGHT ORLANDO 2015 is LIVE on FOX on Saturday, December 19 at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more

 



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Figueroa, Arreola, Ortiz victorious

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Jr middleweight Omar “Panterita” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Antonio DeMarco (31-6-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the newly renovated AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Figueroa took it to DeMarco by smothering him with power shots and punch volume. DeMarco got going late in the fight, but it was too little, too late. One judge scored it 116-112 and the other two judges saw it 115-113.

Heavyweight Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (37-4-1, 31 KOs) won a razor-thin split decision over Travis “My Time” Kauffman (30-2, 22 KOs). Arreola came out aggressively in the first round but Kauffman made it a real war, dropping Arreola in round three. After the full twelve, one judge had it 114-113 for Kauffman, while two judges saw it 114-113 for Arreola.

Former world champion Victor Ortiz (31-5-2, 24 KOs) scored a TKO over Gilberto Sanchez Leon (33-14-2). Ortiz had an easy eight rounds, dominating the fight. The referee stopped the fight at the end of round eight. The time was 2:57. (more…)



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC in Thieu, Belgium: Teffahi and Nikharkhoev win

Tonight at the Centre sportif des ascenseurs at Thieu Belgium Islam Teffahi retained his WBC Francophone title and added the WBC Silver Intl title to his collection with a close but deserved majority decision over local Sheldon Moore.
Moore started very confident and won the first 4 rounds but Teffahi, seemingly a slow starter came back into the fight from the 5rd on. After 8 round all judges had it level at 76-76. Moore looked very tired and was warned several times for clinching. Teffahi was still very accurate and mobile winning the rounds. At the final bell it was scored 114-114 by Verwijs. But was outvoted by Silvi with 115-113 and Pobyvailo 116-113 for defending champion Teffahi.
Timur Nikarkhoev had a cautious start but from the 2nd he dominated his opponent Ramazi Gogichasvili scoring to face and body with both hands. After a huge 5th round for the young Timur Nikarkhoev the Georgian visitor did not come out for round 6.



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua KOs Whyte in seven

Unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua (15-0, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dillian Whyte (16-1, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in London. Joshua punished bitter rival Whyte in the first round of the clash of bitter rivals, then after some late punches, both corners emptied into the ring. Both Joshua and Whyte were rocked in round two. Joshua, who had never previously gone longer than three rounds was in command until he knocked out Whyte in round seven. Time was 1:27.

In a WBA eliminator, middleweight Chris Eubank Jr (21-1, 15 KOs) punished Gary O’Sullivan (22-2, 15 KOs) for seven rounds before O’Sullivan’s corner pulled their man out.

In a clash for the WBA interim world lightweight title, KO artist Ismael Barroso (19-0, 18 KOs) crushed Kevin Mitchell (39-4, 29 KOs) in five rounds. Barroso was credited with a knockdown in round four. Barroso scored another knockdown in round five, then blasted Mitchell out of there. Time was 2:40.

Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-2, 16 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Mateusz Masternak (36-4, 26 KOs) to claim the vacant European cruiserweight title. Scores were 115-112, 115-112, 115-113.

In an upset, previously unbeaten 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (12-1, 10 KOs) lost a twelve round split decision against Yvan Mendy (33-4-1, 16 KOs). Mendy knocked down Campbell in round five.

Former two division world champion Paul Malignaggi (35-7, 7 KOs) outpointed Antonio Moscatiello (20-3-1, 14 KOs) over twelve rounds to claim the vacant EBU-EU welterweight title.

In his second fight in seven days, heavyweight Dereck Chisora (24-5, 16 KOs) stopped journeyman Jakov Gospic (16-14, 12 KOs) in round three.



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Enzo Maccarinelli knocks out Roy Jones in four

Former cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (41-7, 33 KOs) scored a brutal fourth round knockout over 46-year-old ring legend Roy Jones Jr. (62-8, 45 KOs) on Saturday night at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. Maccarinelli floored Jones with an uppercut then laid him out face first with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:59.

WBA #7 light heavyweight Stanislav Kashtanov (33-2, 20 KOs) stopped Bernard Donfack (22-14-3, 11 KOs) in round eight.

WBA #7 heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (33-1, 24 KOs) kayoed “The Sandman” Konstantin Airich (22-15-2, 18 KOs) in round five.

WBA #3 middleweight Dmitry Chudinov (17-1-2, 11 KOs) halted Benjamin Simon (26-3, 25 KOs) in round four.



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Marco Huck-Ola Afolabi IV next February

By James Slater

London-born cruiserweight warrior Ola Afolabi, 22-4-4(11) has announced on social media how he will tackle familiar foe Marco Huck for a fourth time next February, once again in Germany. The fight is set for Feb. 27th in Halle, Germany. The fourth clash between the two will contest the IBO belt, currently the property of 35-year-old Afolabi.

“We’re off to Germany to fight Marco Huck for the fourth time. I guess he’s not too fond of fighting outside of his hometown. Just a job to me. I’ll fight him on the moon,” Afolabi wrote on his FaceBook page yesterday.

This time, it will be Afolabi who will enter the ring as the defending (IBO) champion. Back in 2009, 2012 and 2013, Huck was the defending WBO cruiserweight champ and he won decisions over Afolabi in the first and third fights, picking up a 12-round draw in the second meeting. All three fights were tough, hard encounters, with both men pushing themselves to the limit. Now, Afolabi hopes his fourth shot at Huck will prove victorious. (more…)



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Status of the WBC middleweight championship

WBC Statement: In the last few days, the WBC has been working diligently with all interested parties to ultimately facilitate the fight between WBC Middleweight World Champion Saul Alvarez and WBC Middleweight Interim Champion Gennady Golovkin. That bout carries enormous implications and is of great importance for boxing, both in terms of history and for the future of the sport.

Many details must be addressed for or a Super-Fight of that magnitude to actually occur. The boxers’ respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and K2 Promotions, have been communicating in good faith to finalize the details of the negotiations for the contest to come to fruition. Recognizing that their discussions have been ongoing, the WBC has given the parties the flexibility to continue to work amicably to finalize terms, with the ultimate goal being that the two champions meet in the ring.

In order to bring closure to the negotiations, the WBC plans to attend an in-person session between the two promotional companies this weekend in Los Angeles. The WBC’s goal is to facilitate this fight, which will be of tremendous magnitude for the sport of boxing and its fans all over the world.



December 12th, 2015

UFC

After Stunning Win, Edgar Gets Dana’s Attention

There isn’t much left for Frankie Edgar to prove after his stunning first-round knockout of Chad Mendes on Friday at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

By Karl Freitag

The much-anticipated announcement of Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent during Friday night’s truTV telecast never happened. Pacman isn’t ready to choose his next opponent just yet.

Scale woes: Former lightweight champion Omar Figueroa weighed a whopping 11 pounds over the jr welterweight limit for today’s showdown with Antonio DeMarco in San Antonio, Texas.

More scale woes: Current WBA interim jr welterweight champion Jose Benevidez Jr weighed 5.4 pounds over the limit for a non-title bout scheduled in the welterweight division tonight in Tucson. That’s 12.4 pounds over his fighting weight.

Tempers flared in Denmark when super middleweights Patrick Nielsen and Rudy Markussen had to be restrained when a shoving match threatened to escalate.

During Friday’s weigh-in in London, heavyweight Dillian Whyte turned his back toward archrival Anthony Joshua during their face-off. But Whyte was one-upped by middleweight Gary O’Sullivan. During his face-off with Chris Eubank Jr, O’Sullivan leaned over and kissed Eubank on the lips!

We have another marathon fight card tonight in Texas! 15 bouts are scheduled and that’s after the late cancellation of a scheduled heavyweight ten rounder between Charles Martin and Dominic Breazeale.

The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation will host its 19th Annual Toy Giveaway today at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School in East LA. Oscar will be joined by boxers Antonio “Relentless” Orozco, Frankie “Pit Bull” Gomez, Diego De La Hoya, Julian “El Camaron” Ramirez, Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez, Chinese heavyweight sensation Taisha, Ivan “Striker” Delgado, and Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete, as they help distribute thousands of toys to pre-selected children in the East Los Angeles community.



December 12th, 2015

UFC

UFC 194 has far-reaching title implications

UFC 194 is almost here! UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles previews the historic event and what’s at stake for some of the fighter involved . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-Champ Hasegawa defeats Mexican Ruiz; Tada wins Vacant IBF Female 105lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Formerly two-time world champ, Japanese southpaw Hozumi Hasegawa (35-5, 15 KOs), 127, came off the canvas twice and fought back very hard to earn a close but unanimous decision (96-93, 95-93, 95-94) over fast-punching Mexican, WBO#5 super-feather Carlos Ruiz (14-2, 5 KOs), 126, over ten hard-fought give-and-take rounds on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Winning the first two sessions with ease, Hasegawa might feel it wouldn’t be a tough night, but the fact wasn’t what he felt out. The closing seconds of the third witnessed Ruiz explode a smashing right to the button of the Japanese speedster, who badly hit the deck and resumed fighting to be fortunately saved by the bell. Though Hasegawa dominated the fourth, he went back to the canvas with a same straight right to the chin in the fifth. But Hasegawa fought back hard to win round after round from the sixth, utilizing his hand speed, shifty mobility and counterpunching. Ruiz, an intelligent student of Mexican Institute of Technology (Mexican MIT), occasionally attempted to score the same right to the puzzling lefty for the third time, but Hasegawa displayed his experience of having kept his WBC bantam belt ten times and having acquired the WBC feather throne in showing a last surge with a flurry of punches in the final session. Hasegawa said, “I took just a couple of punches from Ruiz, but they made me hit the canvas twice. Except that, I completely controlled the fight.” Ruiz said, “I admit it’s a close fight, but I thought I won. Though he threw more combinations, I blocked them to nullify his busy punches.” (more…)



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Baltimore

Cody Crowley 149.5 vs. Kevin Cooper 148.5
Shariff Rahman 167.5 vs. Alex Asbury 162
Devin Butcher 166 vs. Daryl Watkins 171
Travis Reeves 188 vs. Anthony Caputo 199.5
Stephon Morris 172 vs. Cassanova Brooks 170.5
Malik Hawkins 149.5 vs. Jose Valderrama 152
Jerome Featherstone 162 vs. Jessie Singletary 167
Hasim Rahman 274 vs. Robert Dunton 244

Note: 43-year-old former heavyweight champion Hasim “The Rock” Rahman is fighting a exhibition and his son Shariff is making his pro debut. Zab Judah is working in the corner of Shariff.

Venue: Du Burns Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
Promoter: Shawstyle Promotions/Shabazz Productions

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December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Indianapolis

Salomon Becerra 225 vs. Tommonte Jefferson 242
Ramiro Bueno 162.4 vs. Kenneth Council 157.6
Marcus Willis 159 vs. Martese Logan 159
Johnny Frazier 130 vs. Dodie Boy Penalosa Jr 130.2
Rydell Griffin 148 vs. Ed Brown 145
Francois Russell 227 vs. Willie Jake Jr 241
Lionel Jimenez 147.4 vs. Kenneth Thomas Jr 147.2

Venue: Sparta Training Academy, Fishers, Indiana
Promoter: 4 Champs Promotions



December 12th, 2015

UFC

TUF Finale: Edgar Knocks Out Mendes

Frankie Edgar sent the crowd crazy as he knocked Chad Mendes out in the first round with a right-left combo. As soon as Mendes hit the deck it was over, a KO for Edgar at 2:28 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Watch the Post-Fight Press Conference following the fight

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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Omaha, Nebraska

Mike Lee 179.2 vs. Mike Sawyer 179
Richard Carmack 351 vs. Preston King 257
Treven Coleman 132 vs. Gregorio Perez 132
Brian Houston 199 vs. Scott Futrell 195
Abel Soriano 118 vs. Nicholas Brand 118
Richard Carmack 351 VS Preston King 257
Guy Smith Jr 147 vs. Anthony Nelson 147
George Carter Jr 167.8 vs. Shane Moore 167.5
Alfredo Orlando Martinez 140 vs. Devin Sipes 140

Venue: Ramada Inn Convention Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: B&B Boxing Promotions



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Glendale, California

Sullivan Barrera 172 vs. Karo Murat 174
(IBF light heavyweight eliminator)
Pedro Campa 140 vs. Aaron Herrera 140
Arif Magomedov 159 vs. Jonathan Tavira 159
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 150.3 vs. Pablo Munguia 156.3
Arnold Barboza Jr 143 vs. Rony Alvarado 143
Pedro Duran 129 vs. Victor Capaceta 130

Venue Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California
Promoter Top Rank/Main Events
TV HBO Latino



December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Verdejo demolishes Dos Santos

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated Puerto Rican star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs) defended his WBO Latino lightweight title with a spectacular second round KO over against Brazil’s Josenilson Dos Santos (25-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A massive Verdejo right hand dropped Dos Santos. He regained his feet and wobbled around the ring promoting a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:21. Another impressive performance by Verdejo!

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December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Donaire beats Juarez to win WBO 122lb title

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada

The “Filipino Flash” is a world champion again. In a clash for the vacant WBO jr featherweight title, WBO #2 rated Nonito Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) won an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over #1 Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Donaire dropped Juarez twice in round four and built up an early lead. Juarez stayed in the fight with heart and guts. Donaire continued to land big shots, but Juarez’ relentless aggression began to punish and bust up Donaire. Donaire regained control in the championship rounds. Appropriately, the fight ended with both fighters throwing bombs. Scores were 116-110, 116-110, 117-109.

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December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Prograis, Zenunaj, Rolls, Bananchyk victorious

In a collision between unbeaten super lightweights, local prospect Regis Prograis (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Abel Ramos (14-1-2, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, Texas. Prograis dominated all eight rounds before the bout was halted before round nine. Ramos suffered a cut over his left eye.

Lightweight Dardan Zenunaj (11-1, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Bryant Cruz (16-1, 8 KOs). Zenunaj knocked down Cruz in rounds four and seven, and Cruz didn’t come out for round eight.

In a battle of unbeaten middleweights, Steve Rolls (13-0, 7 KOs) recovered from a third round knockdown to stop Steed Woodall (8-1-1, 5 KOs) in round four. Time was 2:46.

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Ivan Baranchyk (9-0, 8 KOs) demolished Shadi Shawareb (9-1-2, 5 KOs) in the first round. Baranchyk finished Shawareb with a left hook at 2:28.



December 11th, 2015

UFC

UFC 194 at the scales: Aldo, McGregor make weight

UFC 194, which is headlined by the featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and the middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold , airs live on Pay Per View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm/7pm ETPT.

Main Event – UFC featherweight title
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Conor McGregor (145)

Co-Main Event – UFC middleweight title
Chris Weidman (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Yoel Romero (185) vs. Jacare Souza (186)
Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Jeremy Stephens (145) vs. Max Holloway (146)

There are seven preliminary bouts that are set to begin at 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT on UFC FIGHT PASS. The second set of prelims air live and free on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10pm/7pm ETPT.

FOX Sports 1 Prelims
Frankie Saenz (135) vs. Urijah Faber (136)
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (116) vs. Tecia Torres (116)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Warlley Alves (171)
Kevin Lee (156) vs. Leonardo Santos (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Magomed Mustafaev (155) vs. Joe Proctor (155.5)
Yancy Medeiros (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (156)
Marcio Alexandre (171) vs. Court McGee (170)

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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more




December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Gamboa-Williams added to Dec 19 HBO card

A full night of action awaits fans at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on December 19 as heavyweight contender Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) and undefeated WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) battle for the world title live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Former world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Waters (26-0, 21 KOs) battles Jason “El Canito” Sosa (18-1-3, 14 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight matchup as the co-main.

Former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) returns to the ring as he squares off against Hylon Williams Jr. (16-1-1, 3 KOs) of Houston, in a 10-round lightweight bout airing on HBO Latino (tape delay). The HBO Latino portion will also include light heavyweight Yunieski Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KOs) against undefeated power-puncher Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chigonsky” Shabranskyy (14-0, 12 KOs) and former world title contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) against former IBF welterweight world champion Joshua “Grand Master” Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight. (more…)



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

NBC Weights from San Antonio

Omar Figueroa Jr 151 vs. Antonio DeMarco 149
Chris Arreola 236.5 vs. Travis Kauffman 236.5

Victor Ortiz 150 vs. Gilberto Sanchez-Leon 150
Terrell Gausha 154.5 vs. Said El Harrak 157.2
Hugo Centeno Jr 162.75 vs. Josue Obando 163.5

Mario Barrios 130 vs. Manuel Vides 129.5
Lanell Bellows 174.5 vs. Michael Gbenga 172
Justin DeLoach 155 vs. Santos Benevidez 154.2
Rickey Edwards 139.5 vs. Ariel Paez 142
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Eric Aiken 125
Semajay Thomas 140.5 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 140
Javier Rodriguez 121.5 vs. Alejandro Moreno 120.5
Brandon Figueroa 118.5 vs. Francisco Muro 120
Brandon Chaulker 127.5 vs. Rodolfo Zamora 132.5
Steve Hall 147.5 vs. Adam Ealoms 148.5

Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leija*Battah
TV: NBC, NBCSN



December 11th, 2015




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