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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

Caparello stops Nanakorn

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Brock Ellis

Australian light heavyweight Blake Caparello (7-0-1, 3 KOs) stopped Kongrit Nankorn (16-16, 6 KOs) in seven rounds on Friday at the Malvern Town Hall in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Caparello controlled the bout in all the rounds until the stoppage in round seven. Caparello scored the best win of his career when he outpointed former IBO world title challenger Michael Bolling over eight rounds in 2011. On undercard fights super middleweight Pradeep Singh (16-3-1, 8 KOs) outscored Peter Tovi’o (2-6-1, 2 KOs) over six rounds. Light heavyweight Callan Orchard (4-0, 1 KO) outpointed Moses Loelu (3-16, 1 KO) over six rounds. Light middleweight Ashley McDermott (1-0-1) defeated Anthony Palermo (0-1) over six rounds. Promoter: Peter Maniatis.



April 1st, 2011



Boxing News

Ciampa defeats Stutt

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Brock Ellis

Australian light heavyweight Frank Ciampa (10-17, 5 KOs) stopped Jeff Stutt(4-10, 4 KOs) in three rounds at the Bolton Park Basketball Stadium in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia on Friday. Stutt was dropped in round two and round three by solid head shots and referee Brian McMahon crowned Giampa at 0:23 of round three when Stutt was in trouble and could not defend himself. Ciampa has boxed former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green and also former WBA middleweight challenger Jamie Pittman. Former WBO cruiserweight challenger Mohamed Azzaoui (25-5-3, 8 KOs) was ruled unfit to continue by the ringside doctor in his contest with Anthony McCracken (13-5-1, 6 KOs) after he was hit to the back of the head and said he could not continue. The fight was declared a technical draw. Time 2:50. Azzaoui challenged Enzo Maccarinelli unsuccessfully in 2007 for the WBO title losing in four rounds. McCracken dropped a twelve round decision in his most recent bout to former world rated heavyweight Shane Cameron in 2010. Promoter: Charlie Liparota.



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Liakhovich injured

Former World Heavyweight Champion Sergei Liakhovich has been forced to withdraw from his planned fight with Johnnie White on the undercard of Tomasz Adamek vs. Kevin McBride on Saturday, April 9th at Newark’s Prudential Center Arena, Kathy Duva of Main Events announced today. “Unfortunately, Sergei reported that he suffered a minor rib injury in training, yesterday, and his doctor recommended that he wait until at least mid-April before he engages in any contact,” she explained. “We had been looking forward to presenting Sergei for the first time in Newark and we are so sorry that his first appearance with Main Events will have to wait, but what is most important is that Sergei recover fully from his injury.” Main Events is searching for an alternate date for Liakhovich and plans to make an announcement as soon as it is arranged. He is rumored to be in the frame as a possible tune-up opponent for Vitali Klitschko in June.



April 1st, 2011

Full Report

Report: Davis vs. Davis

Ringside report and photo by Felipe Leon

Despite the packed house at the Four Points Sheraton in “America’s Finest City” San Diego, this past Thursday night, much was left to be desired from the “Champion’s of Tomorrow” fight card presented by Bobby D. Presents with Jorge Marron Productions.  The much-anticipated return of the very popular Amaris “Diamond Girl” Quintana had to be postponed in the main event due to a late eye exam of her opponent Katarina De La Cruz.  The exam left De La Cruz’s dilated up to fight time causing Quintana to sit this one out which left the rest of the night void of any true fireworks. (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

At the scales in Denmark

Photos & weights by Mary Ann Owen

From Murphy’s Pub in Herning, Denmark:

Jill Emery 145 vs. Cecilia Braekhus 147



April 1st, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Over 20 Fighters Appearing At UFC Fan Expo In Toronto: The largest collection of fighters, Hall of Famers and Octagon Girls to hit Canada will be at the Direct Energy Centre from April 29-30, featuring Chuck Liddell, Anderson Silva, Cain Velasquez, Royce Gracie, BJ Penn and more! Tickets available now at ufcfanexpo.com

Fitch Injured, Plus The First UFC Bantamweight Title Bout: Jon Fitch & BJ Penn’s rematch put on hold, and Urijah Faber gets a shot at the bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz More>

Have You Tried The New UFC.TV Experience?: Get closer to the action than ever before – featuring six different camera angles, multiple audio feeds, live user scoring & chat and more!

Vote for DeMarco Murray To Be On The Cover Of NCAA Football 12: LIKE the NCAA Football 12 page and vote for DeMarco today – voting ends Monday, April 4

Don’t Miss Strikeforce Challengers Tonight On Showtime: Justin Wilcox battles Rodrigo Damm, plus David “Tarzan” Douglas takes on Caros “The Future” Fodor. Tonight at 11pm on Showtime



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Zbik-Chavez at STAPLES

Top Rank’s Carl Moretti confirmed to Fightnews.com that STAPLES Center in Los Angeles will host the middleweight world title bout between champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 10 KO’s) and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) on June 4th. Chavez, Jr. has fought at the 20,000+ seat venue before, but never in as significant of a bout as the one he will be in against Zbik. Dodger Stadium, located just north of downtown Los Angeles, was also considered as a venue to host the card. The bout will headline an HBO “Boxing After Dark” telecast.



April 1st, 2011

Boxing Result

Arslan overwhelms Bilak

Former WBA cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (30-5-1, 19 KOs) ended a two fight losing streak with a third round stoppage against game but overmatched journeyman Michal Bilak (19-16, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Digibet Pferdesportpark in Berlin, Germany. The referee stepped in at 2:28.

Heavyweight Ondrej Pala (29-2, 21 KOs) won by TKO when Oleksiy Mazykin (16-6-2, 3 KOs) didn’t come out for round eight. Pala was in command all the way in winning the WBO Euro belt.

In a clash between unbeaten welterweights, WBC #2 rated Selcuk Aydin (21-0, 16 KOs) showed his class by demolishing Dzmitry Lubachkin (18-1, 17 KOs) in the first round. Time was 2:49. Aydin’s WBC silver belt was not at stake in the scheduled eight-rounder.

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Erkan Teper (5-0, 3 KOs) scored two knockdowns en route to a six round unanimous decision over Robert Hawkins (23-17, 7 KOs), who has now lost seven straight.



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Pacman’s LA arrival tomorrow

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, on Philippine Airlines flight PR 102 on Saturday at 8:05 p.m. PT. Pacquiao and trainer, world-famous Freddie Roach, will begin the intensive final four weeks of training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., preparing for Manny’s defense of his WBO welterweight title against three-division world champion Sugar Shane Mosley.

The four-part series premiere of Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley will air Tomorrow! Saturday, April 2 on CBS, with full clearance on the entire network, beginning at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT, before the NCAA Final Four.



April 1st, 2011

Column

So. Calif Fight Scene

The phrase of boxing becoming a dying sport has been thrown around for the last couple of years. Tell that to diehard boxing fans in Southern California and you might get a puzzled look on their faces.

Southern California is where more fight cards take place than anywhere else in the country. That will be evident throughout the month of April, as fight cards and fighters from Southern California will be repeatedly showcased.

Boxing returns Friday night to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio with a stellar fight card. Headlining the Golden Boy Promotions card is former flyweight world title holder Eric Morel (43-2, 21 KO’s) will take on Luis Maldonado in a 10 round bout. Maldonado is a late replacement for Martin Castillo, who reportedly injured himself by turning an ankle while jogging. (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Wlodarczyk-Palacios weigh-in vid



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Huck, Nakash make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ran Nakash 199.7
(WBO cruiserweight championship)
Samuel Peter 260 vs. Robert Helenius 239.2
Kali Meehan 236 vs. Valeri Semiskur 238.7
Thomas Ulrich 169.75 vs. Sergei Rozvadovskij 166.4
Dustin Dirks 173.5 vs. Roberto Cocco 173.3
Artur Hein 174 vs. Tony Averlant 173.75
Dominik Britsch 160 vs. Jozsef Matolcsi 161
Venue: Gerry Weber Stadion in Galle/Westfalle
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: ARD (Germany)



April 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Raymond Serrano 147 vs Corey Alarcon 147
Andres Taylor 194 vs Rayshawn Myers 190
Patrick Majewski 160 vs Allen Medina 158
Juan Rodriquez 147 vs Andrew Jones 147
Ardrick Butler 147 1/2 vs Mike Denby 150
John Mercurio 266 vs William Miranda 236
Keenan Smith 132 1/2 vs Joshua Nieves 129 1/2
Kamil Laszczyk 127 1/2 vs Javier Ramos 128 1/2
Promoter: KEA Boxing
Venue: The Asylum



April 1st, 2011

Announcement

Golden Boy street fan rally Sunday

A street fan rally hosted by Golden Boy is open to the public on Sunday. The Olvera Street rally features Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, who will clash in Las Vegas April 9 on a card televised by HBO PPV. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya will also be present. The time is 12 noon, April 3, at Placita Olvera, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, in Los Angeles.



April 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Wlodarczyk, Palacios make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Bydgoszcz
Photos: Piotr Duszczyk/ringpolska

“I’m the champion, I’m the champion,” shouted WBC cruiserweight champion, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk in front of 40 Polish media representatives during todays official weigh-in in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Two-time champion Wlodarczyk (44-2, 32 KOs) decided that his voice has to be heard after the challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs) and his camp decided to remind the champ that eventhough he is fighting in Poland “the Wizard time is coming!” more + photos



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Stieglitz seeks new opponent

Sartison with severe training injury


WBO world Champion Robert Stieglitz is facing some changes for his upcoming fight as WBA champion Dimitri Sartison will not be able to challenge him in the highly anticipated unification fight on April 9 in Magdeburg. At a training session on Thursday morning Sartison suffered a rapture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament as well as a damage to the meniscus. He was brought to the Asklepios Clinic St. Georg in Hamburg and has undergone surgery. According to the doctor in charge Dimitri Sartison could return to action in approximately six months. 
 “The injury is very tragic. I wish Dimitri all the best and a fast recovery. After the information about the injury we have started our search for a new opponent who is currently in training and there are already a few great options. But we have to talk about a few contractual details before saying a name,” SES promoter Ulf Steinforth stated.
 


The new opponent for Robert Stieglitz will be announced very shortly.



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Busy Spring for Rumble Time!

St. Louis based-promoter is ready to rumble!

Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, Rumble Time Promotions has a very busy spring planned with numerous events planned across the country.

“These are very busy times for Rumble Time Promotions, but that’s they way we like it,” said Steve Smith, President of Rumble Time Promotions. “The year is off to a terrific start for us!” (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Preview

Namauu rematches Barragan

Preview and photos by Chris Cozzone

After a six-month layoff, Crown Boxing returns to action with a four-bout card at The Rio’s Pavilion in Las Vegas.

On a six-bout win streak, Las Vegas cruiserweight Henry Namauu (9-3, 5 KOs) will headline his third straight Crown card in a ten-round bout for a minor IBA trinket. Opposing Namauu will be Victor Barragan (11-6, 3 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. . . . Click here for more



April 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Donovan George, 168 vs. Maxell Taylor, 166.5
12 Rounds, Vacant USBA Title
Sergey Kovalev, 174 vs. Julius Fogle, 173
Genaro Mendez, 134 vs. Javier Loya, 134
Joe Linenfelser, 154 vs. Jeremy Marts, 152
Luis Santiago, 148 vs. William Bokhart, 146.5
Jeremias Correa, 128, vs. Anthony Linenfelser, 129
Ramon Valenzuela, 160 vs. William Chouloute, 161.5
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: 8 Count Productions



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma-Salido lead release

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten Juan Manuel “Juanma’’ Lopez has caught the attention of most everybody in boxing with his exciting, explosive style and unwavering charisma. Following in the footsteps of his countrymen like Puerto Rican superstars Felix Trinidad, Wilfred Benitez and Miguel Cotto, Lopez has been virtually unstoppable as he’s compiled a record of 30-0 with 27 knockouts. On Saturday, April 16, Lopez, of San Juan, returns to SHOWTIME® to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-pound belt-holder Orlando “Siri’’ Salido (34-11-2, 22 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in the main event live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In an excellent co-feature from Ruben Rodriguez Coliseo in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, undefeated Luis Cruz (17-0, 14 KOs), of Philadelphia by way of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, will take on fellow world-ranked Puerto Rican and former WBO champion Roman “Rocky’’ Martinez (24-1-1, 15 KOs), of Vega Baja, in a 12-round junior lightweight bout. Top Rank, Inc. will promote the doubleheader. (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Foxwoods

Photo: Emily Harney

Hank Lundy 134.8 vs. Patrick Lopez 135
(NABF lightweight championship)
Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Tim Connors 167.2
Elvin Ayala 168.4 vs. Joe Gardner 169.1
Thomas Falowo 163 vs. John Watson 160.6
Dominic Desanto 142.4 vs. Bryan Abraham 136.6
Greg Mccoy 167 vs. Tafari Lawton 168.6
Rick Dawson 167.4 vs. J.C. Peterson 168.8
Christian Lao 140.6 vs. Joal Alarcon 143.6
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield/CES
TV: ESPN2



April 1st, 2011

Column

Revenge or Repeat?

By Graham Houston
Photos: Joel A. Colón/PR Best Boxing

Last August Giovani Segura and Ivan Calderon waged one of the greatest fights seen in the lighter weight classes in years, a searing battle of almost non-stop action that the younger, bigger, stronger Segura won in the eighth round.

That fight was on Calderon’s home turf in Puerto Rico. They meet again on Saturday but this time in Mexicali, in Segura’s Mexican homeland. Everything — the result of the first fight, the location, the ages and the size of the fighters — points to another win inside the distance for Segura. It might not be quite that simple, though, and I am eagerly anticipating the rematch, which will be televised on PPV. (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Boxing News

Ovsepyan-Viramontes Preview

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns on Saturday night to the Inland Empire area of Southern California with a card featuring local prospects in competitive bouts. In the main event, welterweight prospect Arman Ovsepyan will face local fighter Alex Viramontes in a six round bout at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. The bout will headline a card presented by Ray Alcorta Boxing, in association with II Feathers and All World Promotions. (more…)



April 1st, 2011

Photo

Emery challenges Braekhus

Photo by Mary Ann Owen

Photo: New York’s Jill Emery (10-4, 4 KOs) puts the finishing touches with trainer Michael Kozlowski, in preparation of her April 2 showdown with Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus (16-0, 4 KOs). Emery will challenge Braekhus for the WBO, WBA and WBC female welterweight belts at the Herning Kongrescenter in Herning , Denmark. The weigh-in is scheduled for tomorrow at Murphy’s Pub in Herning. Legend Evander Holyfield will be a guest at the weigh-in and fights.



March 31st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Eric Morel 119 vs. Luis Maldonado 119.4
Randy Caballero 120.6 vs. Felix Perez 120.6
Ramon Valdez 131.8 vs. Rob Diezel 129
Adolfo Landeros 132.6 vs. Juan Beltran 131.2
Alfonso Blanco 153.8 vs. Ricardo Malfavon 151.8
Andrae Carthron TBA vs. Chad Davis TBA
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura



March 31st, 2011




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