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Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG “massively”

Liam Smith: Canelo ducked GGG massively

Photo: Golden Boy Promotions WBO junior middleweight champion Liam "Beefy" Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) didn't pull many punches when he hosted an AMA ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

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By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Boxing News

UniMas weights from Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scales
Photos: Christian Inoferio

Erick De Leon 129 vs. Fidel Navarrete 128.75
Matt Korobov 163.75 vs. Josue Obando 163.5

William Johnson 164 vs. John Vera 160.75
Alexander Besputin 149.25 vs. K’Lon Spencer 151.5
Oscar Mojica 118.5 vs. Johnny Determan 118.5
Amon Rashidi 147.25 vs. Marquis Hawthorn 145.75
Jarvis Sheppard 153.25 vs. Nubian Houston 151.75

Venue: Bomb Factory, Dallas Texas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley 3: Analyze This!

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By Bill Dwyre

With the Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao – Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. fight on the horizon, doctors who make their living listening to people on couches will have their ears perked.

This may be a boxing match less about fists than minds. Were he alive, Sigmund Freud would become an instant fight fan, just for this one.

These are veteran combatants. They have history in the sport and history against each other. The attempts of their trainers — Freddie Roach for Pacquiao and Teddy Atlas for Bradley — will be to keep the focus on jabs and footwork. But the clouds of the past that will drift overhead in the months ahead, as they train for this April 9 meeting in Las Vegas, will be hard for either to dismiss. That’s especially true because, unlike so many of their peers, Pacquiao and Bradley have retained sharp brain function.

What will end in a boxing “trilogy” in three months began on June 9, 2012.

That was Pacquiao-Bradley I, with the usual expectations that the Filipino hero was there merely to add another notch to his boxing belt and cash another big check. He had won 15 in a row at that point. He WAS boxing. His fights were exciting, often brawling. His opponents had a hard time disliking him or even pretending to diss him, even after he had pounded them to pulp or left them flat on their back, seeing stars. (more…)



January 15th, 2016


Boxing News

Video: Wilder-Szpilka, Glazkov-Martin weigh-in

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Deontay Wilder 228.75 vs. Artur Szpilka 233.2
(WBC heavyweight championship)

Czar Glazkov 218 vs. Charles Martin 249
(IBF heavyweight championship)

Venue: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment
TV: Showtime from Barclays Center



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Haye-de Mori on YouTube worldwide

In a worldwide first for the sport of boxing, the comeback fight of former two-weight world champion David Haye will be screened live on YouTube to a global audience. Hayemaker Promotions and Salter Brothers Entertainment have agreed a deal with YouTube that will see the ‘Haye Day’ event from The O2 in London live streamed outside of the UK for free*.

The Hayemaker’s YouTube channel will host the live stream, which kicks-off at 4pm ET and will deliver the feed from UK host broadcaster Dave, part of UKTV, which will run until 6pm ET.

Commenting on the announcement Haye said: “I’m delighted that my fans around the world will be able to watch my first fight in three-and-a-half years on YouTube for free, the world’s largest content distribution platform. When I knew I was making my return the ring I wanted to ensure that my first fight would be accessible everyone, young and old, to help inspire people and engage as wide an audience as possible with boxing – this deal is key to that aim.” (more…)



January 15th, 2016


UFC

Fight Night Boston Fantasy Preview

This Sunday at TD Garden in Boston, UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw looks to make his third successful defense when he takes on the former king of the division, Dominick Cruz, who returns to action following knee surgery that kept him out of action for the past year . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

February 19 ShoBox card announced

ShoBox: The New Generation returns on Friday, February 19, with a quadrupleheader from the Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

The lineup is as follows:

Adam “Mantequilla” Lopez (14-0, 7 KOs) vs. Mario “Yayo” Munoz (16-0-1, 10 KOs)
(super bantamweight, 10 rounds)

Ronald “Akeem” Ellis (12-0, 10 KOs) vs. Jerry Odom (13-2, 12 KOs)
(super middleweight, 8 rounds)

Keenan Smith (9-0, 3 KOs) vs. Wellington Romero (9-0-1, 4 KOs)
(welterweight, 8 rounds)

Lavisas “Red” Williams (8-0-1, 3 KOs) vs. O’Shaquie Foster (8-1, 5 KOs)
(super featherweight, 8 rounds)



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA Visits SOS Children’s Village in El Salvador

Photos: WBA

At its inception, the purpose of the WBA KO Drugs campaign was to combat the scourge of illegal drug use by young people ​​throughout the world. That mission continues to expand and includes promoting proper values in our young people as it relates to their education, their families, and their communities.

Earlier today Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, president of the WBA, and Salvadoran champion Carlos “El Famoso” Hernandez visited SOS Children’s Village in El Salvador, one of five homes in the country that provides family support to 384 teenagers. They came to share with the young residents of this community a positive message as to how they can improve their lives.

“This is the first time I have come to your beautiful country,” said Mendoza to the dozens of young boys and girls who came to meet him and the former champion, “and I am blessed to share with you some of the ways you can build your self-esteem. By avoiding drugs you can avoid falling into a trap from which it is very hard to escape. It may seem difficult at times, but it can be done. Others have succeeded. You can succeed as well.” (more…)



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Parker-Bergman New Zealand press conference

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Dave Cameron

WBO #3, IBF #7, WBC #10, WBA #12 Joseph Parker (17-0, 15 KOs) and Jason Bergman (25-11-2, 16 KOs) faced off at a press conference in Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday to kickoff their January 23 clash in Samoa. “Rumble in Paradise” will be a twelve rounder with the WBO Oriental title up for grabs at the Faleata Sports Complex in Apia, Samoa.

Jason Bergman: “I believe Joseph Parker is very well-rounded. He’s quick, smooth, has a good amateur background. The only thing that I do doubt, to be honest, is he hasn’t fought no one. I’ve been in the ring with three world champions and I did the best in every camp I’ve ever been in. I believe I will be his greatest achievement yet if he beats me. I hope he’s feeling 100% ready to go to war on January 23 because it will be a fight. I feel it’s going to be a very competitive fight and I’ve come here to win not for the paycheck. I’m going to shock the world and I’m going to be ready to die in that ring and I hope he is too. (more…)



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Haye-de Mori weights from London

David Haye 227.3 vs. Mark de Mori 243.5

Venue: 02 Arena, London, England
Promoter: Hayemaker Boxing
TV: DAVE (UK)



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Aron Martinez: I’ve always been the underdog

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

East L.A. welterweight Aron Martinez (20-4-1, 4 KOs) will be on the spotlight once again when he takes on undefeated prospect Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (20-0, 14 KO’s) of Pittsburgh Saturday January 23 at the Staples Center live on FOX. We caught up with Martinez as he talked about his preparation and upcoming fight with Vasquez.

“It’s going to be a great show. I am ready for this. This is my hometown and I’m ready to put on a great show for everyone here at Staples Center,” Martinez told Fightnews.com®.

Martinez has been training at the Azteca Boxing Gym in the blue collar city of Bell, California, with his trainer Yuca Morales in preparation for Vasquez. Along with his training, Martinez has been spending time up on Mount Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains working his strength and conditioning. (more…)



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

The Pin Szpilka: Night Training in Brooklyn

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO) is not wasting a minute before his heavyweight clash with WBC champ Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO) on Saturday night. “This is a big fight, but the pressure is still on him, not me. I’m happy to show everyone in the Barclays Center and all over the world that I belong on the biggest world championship stage,” said Szpilka in Fightnews.com® interview.



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

David Haye fights to show he still has hunger for boxing

Vijender Singh makes pro boxing debut in India in July

Even with retirement, speculation continues for Floyd Mayweather not “lasting two minutes against an elite MMA fighter”

Joseph Parker in hot demand



January 15th, 2016

UFC

Ed Herman has gone back to basics in return to light heavyweight

As his Sunday bout with Tim Boetsch approaches, Ed Herman is back in the Pacific Northwest and back in the light heavyweight division. About the only thing missing is a throwback fight in the Sport Fight promotion . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA KO to Drugs XXXIII weights

Dayana Cordero 117.6 vs. Sayda Mosquera 117.6
(WBA female interim bantamweight title)
Robert Barrera 108 vs. Julio Mendoza 108
(WBA Fedebol mini-flyweight title)
Aristides Quirero 146.6 vs. Roberto Arrianza 147
(WBA Fedecentro welterweight title)

Venue: Centro de Convenciones El Cifco in El Salvador
Promoter: Sergio Chams/Cuadrilatero



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Battle at the Boat 104 Weights

Dashon Johnson 166 vs. Izaak Cardona 167
Jeremy McCleary 133 vs. Marco Cardenas 132
Rob Diezel 126 vs. Marcelo Gallardo 126
Zach Cooper 147 vs. Will Fernandez 145.5
Andre Keys 157 vs. Lexus Pagampao 157
Isaiah Najera 113.5 vs. Nestor Hernandez 111.5

Venue: Emerald Queen Casino, Tacoma, Washington
Promoter: Brian Halquist Productions



January 15th, 2016

Boxing News

“Fly Boy” Johnson returns against Cardona Friday

By Ricardo Ibarra

Super Middleweight Dashon “Fly Boy” Johnson is set to return to the ring this Friday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. In his first fight back since his winning effort against Mike Gavronksi last November, Johnson will headline Brian Halquist Productions’ “Battle at the Boat 104” as he takes on the hard hitting Izaak Cardona in the ten round main event.

A long time journeyman with a wealth of experience against top-tier opposition, Johnson (18-19-3, 6 KOs), of Escondido, California, recently overcame a six fight losing streak, racking up three wins in a row, two of those wins against notable opponents. His successful run began last May when he won a six round unanimous decision over journeyman Chris Aucoin. He followed that up in August with an eight round unanimous decision victory over Mexican prospect Elias Espadas to claim the California State Jr. Middleweight title. His unbeaten run culminated in November when he stopped rising prospect Mike Gavronksi in the eighth round, avenging an earlier defeat to the Tacoma native. It was a career-reviving win for Johnson and one that had eluded him for some time. Johnson will look to add another victory to this recent streak when he faces the hard-hitting Cardona. (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Wilder-Szpilka Final Presser Quotes

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

A dramatic fight week continued Thursday as WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and bruising Polish contender Artur Szpilka participated in the final press conference before they enter the ring this Saturday live on Showtime from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Here is what the participants had to say Thursday:

Deontay Wilder: “People who know me know that if I say I’m going to do something, I’m doing it. I am hungry. I am determined. I’m not playing with anybody in 2016. I don’t say things just to sound good. My actions will speak for themselves. This is a great card. Two heavyweight title fights in one night. It doesn’t get much better than that. The heavyweight division is exciting again. Having someone like me, it’s only going to get better. I take pride in what I do and what I have. I’m very honored to have the WBC belt. I even have the belt tattooed on my body. It’s not going anywhere. But there are more belts that I want. It’s going to be a long journey and a tough path to fulfill. But I’m that man. When people say the heavyweight champion of the world, I want one person to be recognized. I wish my opponent and all future opponents good luck, cause they’re going to need it.

Artur Szpilka: “I know you have to have a great respect for your opponent and I used to have respect for him. But after what he has said about me, I have a problem. You have to prove it in the ring. He has to do it in the ring, not outside the ring. He can say whatever he wants, but we will see it in the ring. I will fight hard and after the fight you will hear ‘The New Heavyweight Champion of the World.’ ”

Charles Martin: “I’m happy and excited. I’m looking forward to this fight on Saturday and taking what’s mine. I’m so sick of talking about what Glazkov does well, I just want to see if he can do it well against me.”

Vyacheslav Glazkov: “Everything is in place for me to become world champion. Charles is a big guy. He’s a lefty but he hasn’t fought good opponents. He’s a big strong guy, but it’s the heavyweight division. Everyone is strong. This will be a good fight. All of my past fights have helped me get ready for this one. I want all of the belts. This is the first step towards my dream.” (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Sulaiman: Wilder-Szpilka will be about heart

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“(Size) is irrelevant. Mike Tyson was very short. Rocky Marciano was very short. If you know how to use this to your advantage, these circumstances (being smaller), could be your advantage, not disadvantage. It will be all about the heart in the ring,” says World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman, when asked about how decisive the height and reach advantage of Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO) could be when defending his WBC title vs. Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO) this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Robert Guerrero Media Day

Photos: Brett Ostrowski / Mario Serrano Team Guerrero

With fight week just days away, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero hosted a media workout in the Bay Area Wednesday to discuss his primetime welterweight world title showdown with Danny “Swift” Garcia on Saturday, January 23 that headlines Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The card features a welterweight battle between undefeated Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez and Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez plus a heavyweight attraction pits 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic Breazeale and rugged contender Amir “Hardcore” Mansour. Televised bouts begin at 4 p.m. PT inside of the arena.

The media day took place at the Hollister Boxing Gym and featured Guerrero’s father and trainer Ruben Guerrero. Here is what the participants had to say Wednesday:

ROBERT GUERRERO

“All the hard work is done. We got one more day of sparring before we head out to Los Angeles next week. My dad and I are putting the final touches of our game plan together. We had great sparring and everyone is going to see a great fight on FOX January 23. (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Bradley 3 press tour next week

Tuesday, January 19 -- Los Angeles, Thursday, January 21 -- New York

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley, will begin their promotional roadwork next week when they announce their world championship showdown at press conferences in Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York City. The two fighters will be joined by their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Teddy Atlas, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, collides with five-time world champion Bradley (33-1-1, 13 KOs), of Palm Springs, Calif., in a 12-round welterweight championship battle. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Pacquiao vs. Bradley will take place Saturday, April, 9, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Ex-champ Carlos Molina returns January 23

Former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos “King” Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) returns to the ring January 23 at the Domo CARE in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Molina will face Colombian Agustín Feria (20-2-1, 13 KOs). Molina grew up in Chicago, but was deported to Mexico in 2014 after some legal problems. He has fought in Mexico ever since. “I will go out looking to make an offensive fight,” said Molina. “Always with a winning mentality, trying for a knockout while paying close attention to my defense. I’m proud to fight in Mexico again and defend my flag in a fight of international character. I know very well this could be the ticket to a fight for the championship, so this must be the best version of Carlos Molina on January 23.”



January 14th, 2016

UFC

Rosa still prospect with plenty of upside despite 1-2 UFC record

A record without context never tells the whole story.

Alexander Gustafsson is 1-3 in his last four fights, but just from those results, you wouldn’t know that the talented Swedish light heavyweight lost to the top three fighters in the weight class, losing a pair of close decisions in championship fights that could very well be the two best fights in the history of the division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Garcia, Mansour Philly Workout

Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com

Before they travel across the country for their Saturday, January 23 showdowns, Danny “Swift” Garcia and Amir “Hardcore” Mansour held a Philadelphia media workout Wednesday to discuss their Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes bouts taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Garcia faces former multiple-division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero in a welterweight world title fight while Mansour takes on 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale in heavyweight action. Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and also features a welterweight battle between Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez and Aron Martinez.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Swift Promotions, are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849 or at STAPLES Center.

The workout took place at Garcia’s DSG Boxing Gym and the undefeated star was joined by his father and trainer, Angel Garcia. Here is what the participants had to say Wednesday: (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Interview: Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3 heavyweight Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne talks to Fightnews.com® and says he’s confident he’ll defeat Ruslan Chagaev for the WBA championship on March 5 in Grozny, Russia. Browne also says Mark de Mori can cause an upset victory over David Haye and mentions WBC champion Deontay Wilder who he says will be found out when he meets Browne in a future unification bout. Browne also talks about WBA #14 Solomon Haumno who could be a future opponent.



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Determan: It’s going to be my breakthrough fight

By Bill Green

While most of us were telling anyone and everyone willing to listen our New Year’s resolutions, former Omaha Nebraska native and undefeated bantamweight prospect, Johnny “The Law” Determan (10-0, 8 KOs), now residing in Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas, decided to act upon his goals. His goals are no different than any young upcoming prospect. Stay active, sharpen their skills and to get that “breakthrough fight.” This Saturday night on the undercard of a Top Rank show at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Determan has a chance to make good on those goals as he steps up in class and faces former WBC USNBC contender and current Texas State Champion, Oscar Mojica (8-1, 1 KO), of Dallas, Texas. Determan was a prized amateur and so was Mojica, who was a semi-finalist at the Nationals in 2010. Ironically, the two never squared off as amateurs with Mojica being in a lighter weight division. (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Big Baby Miller takes time out for kids

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By Bob Caico

Wednesday afternoon, Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller took some time out from training to sign autographs and talk to the kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Rochester, NY. Miller (15-0-1, 13 KOs) is currently training in Rochester for his upcoming WBA NABA title fight against Donovan Dennis (12-2-0, 10 KOs) on January 22nd at the Casino Del Sol in Tuscon, AZ. This will be Miller’s second straight appearance on ShowBox and his first scheduled 10-round contest.

“Now that I’ve made Rochester my training home, I wanted to share my story with the Rochester youth. Hopefully, some of my life lessons can help the Boys & Girls Club kids and give them a positive path to succeed in life through hard work,” said Miller who is from Brooklyn, NY. “Big Baby” is managed by Steve Nelson and Michael Mihalitsas both from Rochester. He is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions and Salita Promotions.



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

“The other guy” de Mori is ready to fight

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing
Photo: Tony Mayger

When Mark de Mori decided he wanted to be a boxer, he watched videos of boxing legends like Pernell Whitaker, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. He practiced their moves in his father’s garage with a punch bag and gradually built up the speed and power he is now well known for.

In recent times, without the support of a keen promoter (although he was signed for many years with Don King, probably the most famous promoter boxing has ever known), de Mori has been fighting on small hall shows against limited opposition.

In contrast, David Haye has made millions from fighting fellow countryman Dereck Chisora, losing to Wladimir Klitschko and twice defending the WBA world title he won by beating Nikolay Valuev in 2009. He didn’t do too badly as a cruiserweight either, unifying the division with three of the sanctioning bodies.

So heading into Saturday’s clash at the O2 Arena in London, few are giving De Mori much more than a puncher’s chance, but that’s exactly the way he likes it. (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Guardian’s 2016 boxing predictions

Floyd Mayweather heading to Manchester

Amir Khan leaning toward Danny Garcia rematch?

Lennox Lewis inside his mansion



January 14th, 2016

UFC

Mitrione: ‘It’s do or die for me’ Sunday vs. Browne

Matt Mitrione lives his life in the here and now.

While the former NFL lineman turned mixed martial artist appreciates all the steps taken to get where he currently stands, the heavyweight knockout artist doesn’t linger in the past. Setbacks and successes alike have combined to make the 37-year-old Indiana representative the fighter and person he is, and it’s taken every bit of what he’s experienced to shape him into his current form . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BOSTON 2016 is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Sunday, January 17 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Szpilka: I know I have to fight Wilder in the ring

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“I will not do anything crazy. I understand that to be a world champion, I have to beat Deontay Wilder fair and square, inside the rules, in the ring on Saturday. It was just a moment when I had to show Deontay, that I will never back off the fight. That I will never be afraid,” – said heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO) in a Fightnews.com interview. He and his friend, light heavyweight challenger Edwin Rodriguez, talk about the brief altercation with reigning WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO).



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Beltway Boxing 2015 — The Year of Accomplishment

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Beltway Boxing 2015 was a year where the big question was whether boxers from Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia would be able to build on the advancements made in 2014.

The answer to that question was a resounding yes as a number of locals moved from prospect to contender and, yes, to champion status. This is why Beltway Boxing 2015 is being called “The Year of Accomplishment.”

No accomplishment was bigger than Gary Russell, Jr. capturing the WBC Featherweight championship on March 28 with a fourth-round TKO over Jhonny Gonzalez in Las Vegas, NV. The year turned out to be a huge one for the Russell Family as younger brother Antonio made his pro debut and the youngest of the boxing Russell brothers — Antuanne — became the first local since Gary, Jr. to make the United States Olympic Team.

Former world champion Lamont Peterson became a mainstay on the new Premier Boxing Champions TV series with two quality bouts — a majority decision loss to Danny Garcia and a majority decision victory over previously-undefeated Dominican Republic Olympic Gold Medalist Felix Diaz that was held in Fairfax, VA on October 17. (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Jean Pascal Media Workout Quotes

Former world champion Jean Pascal (30-3-1, 17 KOs) and his Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach hosted a media workout at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California, on Wednesday in preparation for Pascal’s rematch January 30 rematch with unbeaten WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Jean Pascal

[On working with Freddie Roach] “I like Freddie. Freddie is a good man. He is a great boxing coach. One thing that I like about Freddie is he is a coach who likes to listen. He is gonna ask me questions. He is going to try to see my point of view. He gonna explain to me his point of view. He has a good ear. He has great experience and that is the quality of a good coach. I am my own boss. I need a partner. Freddie is the right partner right now. I’m a veteran. I went to the Olympics. I became world champion. I am about to become two-time world champion in a few weeks. I need more like a partner to evolve than a boss.” (more…)



January 14th, 2016

Boxing News

WBA KO Drugs Festival coming to El Salvador

Photos: WBA

Promoter Sergio Chams/Cuadrilátero and Cadejo Brewing Company of El Salvador, in association with the World Boxing Association (WBA), will be presenting their next WBA KO to Drugs Festival on Friday (January 15) at the CIFCO Amphitheater in San Salvador, El Salvador. The WBA “KO to Drugs” program is dedicated to turning young people away from drugs through sport, which the WBA’s philanthropic wing develops in different countries, particularly in the Latin America region. The movement is spearheaded by WBA President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza. The international fight card on Friday will be headlined by a WBA female interim bantamweight world title clash between Panamanian Sayda “La Bomba” Mosquera and Colombian Dayana “El Diamante” Cordero.

On Wednesday afternoon, the final press conference was attended by promoter Chams, businessman Martin Falkenstein, WBA leaders Miguel Prado and Aurelio Fiengo, American promoter Gary Shaw and the main fighters who will see action. Also at the table of honor was El Salvador’s great former world champion Carlos “El Famoso” Hernández, who offered words of welcome and support for the event. (more…)



January 13th, 2016

Boxing News

Margarito could return to boxing

By Gabriel F. Cordero

37-year-old former world champion Antonio Margarito (38-8, 27 KOs) could return to the ring for the first time since 2011. He is tentatively slated to face Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr. (39-7-2, 23 KOs) on March 5 at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. Margarito’s last fight was KO10 loss against the legendary Miguel Cotto in their grudge rematch in December 2011. 13 months prior to that, he was defeated by Manny Pacquiao, suffering heavy damage to his right eye.



January 13th, 2016

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“Yori Boy” Campas Takes on Bonsante in Farewell Fight

By Ricardo Ibarra

After amassing over one hundred professional prize fights, taking on some of the best fighters of the last two decades, the nearly 30 year long career of former world champion Luis Ramon “Yori Boy” Campas is finally coming to an end. The 44-year-old will close out his noteworthy run on Saturday, January 23rd at the Butte Civic Center in Butte, Montana, taking on Anthony Bonsante in the ten round main event of Dee Lee Promotions’ loaded nine-bout fight card.

Campas (105-17-3, 81 KOs), who is originally from the Northern Mexico city of Navojoa, Sonora, began his career in 1987 at the age of 15, going undefeated in his first 56 fights, winning 50 of those by knockout and claiming the Mexican National Welterweight title and the NABF 147 lbs. strap in the process. He got his first chance at a world title at the age of twenty-three against Felix Trinidad in 1994. Campas lost to the Hall-of-Famer via TKO in the fourth round, but had Trinidad on the deck in the second round of a grueling back and forth battle. “I look back on that fight with a lot of happiness and some sadness, when I lost to “Tito” Trinidad,” said Campas from his training camp in Three Forks, Montana. “He was a great fighter.” (more…)



January 13th, 2016




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