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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

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Boxing News

Migreno shocks #4 Ratanapol!

Photo: Sroi Mungmee

Photo: Sroi Mungmee

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Rey Migreno (11-9-2, 9 KOs) shocked the Thai crowd as he annihilated WBA#4 flyweight Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (59-8-1, 48 KOs) to capture the PABA flyweight title on Friday at Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. The Filipino wildly dropped the local fighter four times, twice in the opening round, once in round four and the last time in round five, which forced the referee to stop the bout. After the bout, Ratanapol, two-time IBF title holder, said in an interview that he is now deciding to finish his 20-year boxing career and he will officially announce it soon. (more…)



July 11th, 2009



Boxing Result

Marasco wins Italian title!

Photo: Alberto Germinario

Photo: Alberto Germinario

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati


Young Italian prospect Luca Marasco (13-0, 5 KOs) became the new Italian lightweight champion after scoring a unanimous decision win over stablemate warrior Massimiliano Chiofalo (10-3-2, 1 KOs) on Friday night at the Lungolago Zanardelli in Toscolano Maderno, Italy. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Agbeko-Darchinyan Update!

At the IBF’s mandatory weigh-in the morning of the fight:

Joseph Agbeko 121.1 lbs | Vic Darchinyan. 127.7 lbs



July 11th, 2009

UFC

UFC 100 Weigh-in gallery

LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT

ufc100_weighin_0509Photographer Chris Cozzone brings you all the shots from yesterday’s historic UFC 100 weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves, Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping, and more! Click here to view

It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC 100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. For more info, visit the official site for UFC 100



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Van Heerden retains SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Chris van Heerden retained his SA welterweight title when he beat Boitshepo Mandawe on points over 12 rounds at the Dr Malan School hall in Meyerton, near Johannesburg, on Friday night. In a gruelling and sometimes rather wild slugfest with neither fighter showing any particular boxing skills Van Heerden (66.44kg) finished strongly to take a unanimous decision. Judges David van Nieuwenhuizen and Joseph Chaane both scored it 117-110 and judge Boitumelo Madiba made it 116-111. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Abraham to give up IBF belt!

Unbeaten King Arthur headed to 168
Photo: Sauerland Event

Photo: Sauerland Event

King Arthur Abraham has arrived in New York to return his IBF middleweight belt. After making ten successful – and spectacular – title defences, the undefeated 29-year-old will move up to super-middleweight. He will meet with IBF President Marian Muhammad during Saturday’s clash between IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek and Bobby Gunn to personally inform her about his decision and bring back the belt. “It is about time for a new challenge,” King Arthur (30-0, 24 KOs) said. “It was a lot of fun to fight at middleweight but since neither Felix Sturm nor Kelly Pavlik wanted to get in the ring with me, I had to move on. Now I want to become the best boxer in the super-middleweight division and I really look forward to making even bigger fights in the future.”



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Gesta stops Crayton!

Photo: Rocco Morales

Photo: Rocco Morales

By Felipe Leon at ringside

The open air Woodstock Terrace of the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego, CA, was once again home for professional boxing and an almost sell out crowd as Rogue Boxing Promotions showcased their second fight night in as many months when they presented “Havoc at the Hard Rock II: No Mercy” Friday night. Due to unseen circumstances regarding licensing of fighters, the original five bout fight card dropped down to three bouts. Despite the lack of rounds, the rowdy crowd left the historic Gaslamp Quarter satisfied with the hard packed action they witnessed in the ring.

In the main event, with fireworks erupting from nearby Sea World in the background, Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito Gesta of Chula Vista, CA by way of Cebu city, PI, scored his second straight knockout win stopping Orlando, FL’s Devaris Crayton in the third round of a scheduled eight. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Brinkley defeats Paschall!

By Robert Perea at ringside

Jesse Brinkley, 175, of Yerington, NV, won his eighth consecutive bout with a unanimous decision over Mike Paschall, 173, of Baltimore, MD at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Fighting at 175 pounds, the heaviest he’s ever been for a bout, and with just four and a half weeks to prepare, Brinkley said he wasn’t in peak condition. Nevertheless, he saved his best work for last, dominating the 10th round on his way to earning the nod on all three scorecards.
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Rustam Nugaev of Perm, Russia joined his countrymen Fedor and Dmitry Chudinov as victors with a 6th round TKO of Orlando Membreno of Managua, Nicaragua. Both fighters weighed in for the bout at 137 pounds. Nuagev never knocked Membreno to the canvas, but he battered him enough in the sixth round to prompt Membreno’s corner to waive the white towel.
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Unbeaten Matt Remillard 129 demolished Tyler Ziolowski 135 in the first round. Remillard is now 18-0, 10 KOs. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz Update!

By Francisco Salazar

Junior Welterweight contender “Vicious” Victor Ortiz is not seeking the services of Freddie Roach, according to manager Rolando Arellano. In an exclusive conversation with Fightnews.com, Arellano is dispelling recent rumors that Ortiz is dumping trainers Daniel Garcia and Mario Aguiniga. “We think very highly of Freddie and we respect him a great deal. In fact, he is a very, good friend. However, Victor is not going to break his alliance with Danny and Mario.” Last month, Ortiz was stopped in the sixth round to Marcos Maidana in an attempt for an interim world title last month at STAPLES Center. There was speculation that Ortiz did not want to continue, but officially the ringside physician felt that Ortiz’ swelling around his eyes prevented him from seeing properly. “Because of what happened in Victor’s last fight, rumors started and I’m just here to clarify Victor’s future. Victor is happy with Danny and Mario and will stay with them.” Ortiz is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. No immediate timetable is set on Ortiz’ return.



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Godfrey schools Hawk

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

NABF cruiserweight champ Matt Godfrey (19-1, 10 KOs) outclassed previously unbeaten, but untested Shawn Hawk (18-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at “The Arena” (formerly known as the New Alhambra) in South Philadelphia. Godfrey easily outboxed Hawk, coasting to an uninspiring 99-91, 97-93, 98-92 verdict.
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In a notable light heavyweight bout, Chris Henry (24-2, 19 KOs) derailed the hot streak of Shaun George (18-3-2, 9 KOs) with a sixth round KO. George punished Henry early, but Henry turned the tables as the bout progressed flooring George twice in round six before referee Steve Smoger ended it. Time was 1:08.
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Rising jr middleweight Derek “Pooh” Ennis (18-2-1, 12 KOs) took a one-sided six-round unanimous decision over John Mackey (11-4-2, 5 KOs). Ennis dropped Mackey in rounds two and six en route to a 58-54, 59-53, 59-53 win.



July 10th, 2009

UFC

Bisping promises “leather”

UFC 100 is LIVE on PPV July 11!

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Story by Andreas Hale

After witnessing team UK completely sweep the latest season of TUF, Michael Bisping must be salivating to complete the trifecta of British domination when he steps into the Octagon Saturday against opposing coach and MMA legend Dan Henderson. For Bisping, this fight means much more than defending his homeland pride. It’s much more than the Team USA coach vs. the Team UK coach. “The Count” is facing his stiffest challenge yet and if he comes out victorious it could propel him into a title fight with the dangerous Anderson Silva by year’s end . . . Click here for more

It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC 100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. For more info, visit the official site for UFC 100



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Yonnhy Perez in Florida!

IBF bantamweight mandatory challenger Yonnhy Perez (19-0, 14 KOs) arrived in hot and humid Florida earlier today for the highly anticipated bout between IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9 p.m.ET/PT). “It doesn’t matter to me who wins. I will always respect a world champion but I have earned my right to fight one of them next,” said Perez. “All I have to do now is sit, enjoy the show and scout my next opponent.”



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Video: Vic/King Kong on the scale

See IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko and unified super flyweight king Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan on the scale during today’s weigh-in at the BankAtlantic Center.



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC honors Kohl, Menzer!

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Big honor for Universum Box-Promotion. On the day before the groundbreaking “Universum Champions Night” at the famous Nürburgring Racetrack, the World Boxing Council (WBC) recognized Klaus-Peter Kohl as “Promoter of the Year.” The WBC also recognized unbeaten female featherweight champion Ina Menzer as “Female Boxer of the Year” for her great success in the ring. WBC Executive Director Mauricio Sulaiman made the award presentations during Friday’s official weigh-in at the Nürburgring. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Adamek, Gunn make weight!

Photo: Adam Pantozzi/Prudential Center

Photo: Adam Pantozzi/Prudential Center

Tomasz Adamek 199 vs Bobby Gunn 194
(IBF cruiserweight championship)
Mateusz Masternak 194.5 vs Naser Mohamed Aly 197
Piotr Wilczewski 168 vs Curtis Stevens 164
Henry Crawford 146.5 vs Kaseem Wilson 146
Ran Nakash 200 vs William Bailey 192.5
Denis Douglin 161.5 vs Lamar Harris 160
Delen Parsley 152 vs Tyrone Miles 151.5
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey
Promoter: Main Events & Ziggy Promotions
PPV Webcast: www.mainevents.com (more…)



July 10th, 2009

UFC

UFC 100 at the scales

UFC 100 is LIVE on PPV July 11!

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Weights by Andreas Hale & Anthony Springer, Jr.

Photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 100:

Frank Mir 245 vs. Brock Lesnar 265
Georges St. Pierre 170 vs. Thiago Alves 170
Michael Bisping 186 vs. Dan Henderson 195
Paulo Thiago 170 vs. Jon Fitch 170
Yoshihiro Akiyama 185 vs. Alan Belcher 186
Matt Grice 155 vs. Shannon Gugerty 156

Tom Lawler 184 vs. CB Dollaway 186
Dong Hyun Kim 171 vs. TJ Grant 170
Jon Jones 206 vs. Jake O’Brien 206
Mac Danzig 154 vs. Jim Miller 155
Mark Coleman 205 vs. Stephan Bonnar 205



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Cruz, Solis make weight!

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Cristóbal Cruz 125.2 vs Jorge Solís 125.8
(IBF featherweight championship)
Julio César “Pingo” Miranda 112 vs Eric Ortiz 112
(IBF flyweight eliminator)
Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo 126 vs Antonio Torres 125.5
Anali Hernández 125.5 vs Betty Vargas 125.5
Lisardo Moreno 126 vs Didier Torres 126
Jian Carlo García 130 vs Angel Montejo 129.5
Venue: Palenque de la feria, Tuxtla, Chiapas, México
Promoter: Zanfer and Gobierno del Estado de Chiapas
TV: TV Azteca and Azteca America (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Aydin, Bonsu make weight!

Photo: Vedat Alyaz/ARENA

Photo: Vedat Alyaz/ARENA

WBC President, Don José Sulaiman, has honored the Turkish welterweight star “Mini-Tyson” Selcuk Aydin and former European champion “Sugar” Jackson Osei Bonsu by coming all the way from Mexico to Istanbul for their combined EBU championship, WBC international championship, and WBC elimination bout this Saturday at Besiktas Cola Turka Arena.“I am very pleased and proud that President Sulaiman is here to witness the fight,” said Selcuk Aydin. “I promise that I will not disappoint him or any of my fans. This is my big chance to make it to the top of the world, and I will blow away my opponent to get the title shot I deserve. Thank you for being here, Mr. President!” (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Katsidis honored in Greece!

Photo: Craig Watt

Photo: Craig Watt

Michael Katsidis “The Great” was formally invited to attend Greece’s annual party recently in the lead up to the announcement of his next fight. In an action packed couple of months, Katsidis has flown to the Philippines to challenge current super champion Manny Pacquiao, resigned with his long time trainer/manager Brendon Smith, and topped it all off by travelling to Larissa, the home land of his father to be honored. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma Update!

Photo:  Joel Colon/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: Joel Colon/PR Best Boxing Promotions

By Lee Bates

WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (26-0, 24 KOs) is freshly off his impressive Pay-Per-View debut where he defeated Olivier Lontchi by 9th round TKO. Since his victory, the champ has been keeping himself busy. Today the Top Rank and PR Best Boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera) promoted Lopez stood in for the entire practice of Puerto Rico’s national volleyball team in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The team is in preparation for an important final. Lopez fans need not worry about a career move, as he was only there in support of his countryman. Lopez is expected to return to ring possibly in September. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Agbeko, Darchinyan make weight!

By Karl Freitag at the scale
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko just weighed in at 116.5 and unified super flyweight king Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan scaled in at 117.5 for their clash Saturday night on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9PM ET/PT).

Other weights:
Antonio DeMarco 134.5 vs Anges Adjaho 135 (2nd try)
(WBC lightweight eliminator)
Steve Cunningham 195 vs Wayne Braithwaite 194.75
(IBF cruiserweight eliminator)
Ivan Kirpa 145.25 vs Miguel “Miki” Rodriguez 146
(WBC welterweight eliminator)
Francisco Palacios 197.25 vs Manu Ntoh 195.75
Victor Fonseca 122.75 vs Mauricio Pastarana 122.5
John “Action” Jackson 135 vs Oscar Leon ??
Angelo Santana 137.25 vs Jamie Rodriguez 136.75
Archie Rey Marquez 132.5 vs Jason Hayward 132
Lanard Lane 145.75 vs Carlos Garcia ??

Venue: BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida
Promoter: Don King Productions
TV: SHOWTIME 9PM ET/PT



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing goes motorsports!

Photos: Universum Box-Promotion

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Today WBC Executive Director Mauricio Sulaiman visited the famous race track Nürburgring in Germany. At the new Ring Arena just next to the starting grid this Saturday, Universum Box-Promotion will held the “Night of the middleweights” with headliner Felix Sturm vs. Khoren Gevor. Before the weigh-in session at the Warsteiner Event Center, Sulaiman visited with Universum Managing Director Stefan Braune and the Formula One Paddock. Team Redbull showed the WBC executive how to built a race car. “Unbelievable,” said Sulaiman, “It’s so loud and so fast. I’m deeply impressed.”



July 10th, 2009

UFC

TUF 10 cast revealed!

The cast of “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” was revealed today at the first-ever UFC Fan Expo. In what will literally be the biggest season ever of “The Ultimate Fighter” on Spike TV, the 10th season of the groundbreaking series, premiering Wednesday, September 16 at 10:00 pm, will showcase 16 of the best unsigned heavyweight mixed martial arts fighters in the world. Featuring former UFC light heavyweight champions “Suga” Rashad Evans and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as coaches, season 10 marks the only installment to include only the heavyweight weight class (206+ lbs). (more…)



July 10th, 2009

UFC

Lesnar: ‘Revenge is key!’

UFC 100 is LIVE on PPV July 11!

Story by David L. Hudson

In October 2007, UFC President Dana White warned that “fighters better take Brock Lesnar seriously.” White made that announcement shortly after the premier mixed martial arts organization in the world signed the former NCAA wrestling champion and WWE superstar to a contract. For his part Lesnar said: “This isn’t a joke for me.” . . Click here for more

It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC 100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. For more info, visit the official site for UFC 100



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Sturm, Gevor make weight!

Photos: Marianne Müller

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Felix Sturm 159.1 vs Khoren Gevor 159.6
(WBA world middleweight championship)
Sebastian Zbik 159.6 vs Domenico Spada 159.6
(WBC interim world middleweight championship)
Gennady Golovkin 159.6 vs 
John Anderson Carvalho 158.5
(WBO inter-continental middleweight championship)
Christian Hammer 251.5 vs
Jevgenijs Stammburskis 208.3
Patrick Dobroschi 174.6 vs Yoann Bloyer 175.7
Gregory Soszynski 175.2 vs Karim Bennama 177.4
Venue: Ring Arena/Nürburgring Racetrack, Nürburg, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Eastern Europe Boxing update!

By Alexey Sukachev

The leading Ukrainian promotional group K2 East Promotions will stage its sixth pugilistic event this year on July 18 in Odessa, a huge seaport on the northern shore of the Black Sea. The show, billed as the “Champions’ Summer”, was presented this Tuesday by the head of K2 East (and the WBC heavyweight champion at the same time) Vitaly Klitschko. The main event will see Kiev-based Georgian Avtandil Khurtsidze (18-1-2, 11 KOs), 25, defending his WBA Intercontinental middleweight title for the third time against hard-nosed Belgian Jamel “Elegant” Bakhi (19-2-2, 5 KOs), four years his senior. Stocky (5’4’’) aggressive puncher Khurtsidze is ranked #4 by the WBA in his weight class. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Legland to ref Sturm-Gevor!

Jean Louis Legland (France) will now be the third man in the ring during the WBA middleweight world title clash between champion Felix Sturm and Khoren Gevor on Saturday night at the Ring Arena in Nürburg, Germany. Judges are Raul Caiz Sr. (USA), Dr. Ruben Garcia (USA) and Daniel Talon (France). WBA supervisor is Michael Welsh (USA).
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Michael Albert Griffin (Canada) will ref the fight for the vacant WBC interim middleweight crown between Sebastian Zbik and Domenico Spada. Judges are Mark Green (UK), Aleksic Predrag (Montenegro) and Daniel van de Weile (Belgium). WBC supervisor is Mauricio Suliaman.
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Raul Caiz Sr. (USA) will be the referee handling the WBO Intercontinental middlweight showdown between Gennady Golovkin and John Anderson Carvalho. Judges are Zoltan Enyedi (Hungary), Dr. Ruben Garcia (USA) and Manfred Küchler (Germany). WBO supervisor is Istvan Kovacs (Hungary).



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Kotelnik vows Khan KO!

WBA light-welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik says he’s been inspired by fellow countrymen Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko – and will emulate their punching power against Amir Khan. Kotelnik, who is good friends with the Klitschkos through their ties to the Ukraine, puts his WBA light-welterweight title on the line against Khan on July 18 at the MEN Arena, Manchester. And he has vowed to finish the fight early in the manner of his country’s most famous sportsmen. “Vitali and Wladimir are big boxing heroes of mine,” said Kotelnik. “The way they have made themselves the best in the heavyweight division by knocking out all their rivals is inspiring. But soon the Ukraine won’t just have the best heavyweights in the world, but the best light-welterweight as well. Vitali and Wladimir’s nicknames are Dr Ironfist and Dr Steelhammer, but when it comes to punching power I am The Professor. I’ve been studying tapes of their fights and I know why they punch so hard – and so will Amir Khan on July 18 once I have knocked him out. Then I’m going to America to clean up the rest of the division and become world number one. All the talk this week has been about Amir Khan against Ricky Hatton, but I’m going to beat Khan and then I’m going after Hatton, and I’ll knock him out as well.”



July 10th, 2009

UFC

Final presser gallery

UFC 100 is LIVE on PPV July 11!
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Photos by Chris Cozzone

Bonus gallery: More shots and staredowns from yesterday’s UFC 100 final presser at the Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues in Las Vegas: MORE

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July 10th, 2009

Announcement

Bootsie Peltz Weiss mourned

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Beverly “Bootsie” Peltz Weiss, sister of Hall of Fame boxing promoter J Russell Peltz, passed away this morning (July 10) at her home in Bala Cynwyd, PA, after a long battle with cancer. She was 67. “Bootsie” had been diagnosed with lung cancer in the summer of 2004 and given two years to live. The cancer eventually spread throughout her body, but she beat the odds by three years. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Weiss (former manager of Bennie Briscoe and Marvin Johnson), four children and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11am, Monday, July 13, at Goldstein’s, 6410 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19126



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Ring Promotions 7/18 Card Set!

46 Rounds of Boxing for Only $30

For only $30 boxing fans can enjoy more than 40 rounds of exciting professional boxing at Bob Duffy’s Saturday afternoon, July 18 outdoor event at the Plattdeutsche Park Restaurant in Franklin Square, NY. Long Island, NY fan-favorite Tommy Rainone (12-3, 4 KO’s) will headline the card in a six round contest against Shakha Moore, a 27-bout veteran who has fought top contenders such as Demetrius Hopkins and Israel “Pito” Cardona. The July 18 co-feature pits punishing undefeated heavyweight prospect Tor Hamer (6-0, 5 KO’s) in a six round bout against Marcus Dickerson (4-1-1, 2 KO’s). Hamer, a Penn State graduate, has been featured in the Village Voice and in The Ring magazine. Tickets, priced at $50 (ringside) and $30, can be purchased by calling Plattduetsche Park Restaurant at 516-354-3131 or by visiting www.ringpromotions.com. Plattduetsche Park Restaurant is conveniently located at 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, just ½ mile east of Belmont Racetrack. The first bout will begin at 4:00 pm. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Purse bid for Kessler-Perdomo!

The WBA has called a purse bid for the fight between WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler and mandatory challenger Gusmyl Perdomo. The bidding will take place on Monday, July 20th (18:00) at the European Boxing Association main office in Vitoria, Spain. “That is great news,” said Chris Meyer, General Manager of Team Sauerland. “Mikkel has been inactive for so many months so it is about time to get things moving.” Kessler was officially unveiled as a member of Team Sauerland during a press conference in Copenhagen on Thursday.



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Kimmons to ref Vic-King Kong!

It will be an all-Florida officiating crew handling the world championship card in Saturday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Referee Tommy Kimmons will handle the IBF bantamweight championship clash between Joseph King Kong Agbeko and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan. Judges are Michael Pernick, Mike Ross and Rocky Young. IBF supervisor is Kato Muhammad.
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Tellis Assemenios will ref the WBC lightweight eliminator between contenders Antonio DeMarco and Anges Adjaho. Judges are Mike Ross, Alex Levin and Michael Pernick. WBC Supervisors are Juan Sanchez and Bismark Morales.
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Tommy Kimmons will ref the IBF cruiserweight elimination bout between Steve Cunningham and Wayne Braithwaite. Judges are Billy Ray, Jed O’Connor and Rocky Young. IBF supervisor is Kato Muhammad.
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Tellis Assemenios will be the third man in the WBC welterweight elimination bout between Ivan Kirpa and Miguel “Miki” Rodriguez. Judges are Rocky Young, Billy Ray and Jed O’Connor. WBC supervisors are Juan Sanchez and Bismark Morales.



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Solis-Cruz presser!

Photos: Zanfer Boxing

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At the last press conference before the “La Revancha” card this Saturday at the Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico IBF featherweight king Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz (38-11-1, 23 KOs) and challenger Jorge “Coloradito” Solis drew sparks (37-1-2, 27 KOs). The champion will be making his second defense against his 2003 conqueror, but this clash is more than a simple revenge for Cruz, who lost by unanimous decision to Solis in Los Angeles in December 2003. “They stole my win,” proclaimed Cruz with some bitterness. (more…)



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

King readies Jackson Tribute

Legendary promoter Don King, who promoted the historic Jacksons Victory Tour in 1984 that reunited the Jackson 5, and brokered a colossal endorsement deal between the late Michael Jackson and Pepsi, is planning a tribute to Jackson during Saturday’s world championship card at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. King, who is deeply touched by the King of Pop’s passing, spoke about Jackson on Thursday. The Hall of Fame promoter plans to give Jackson boxing’s traditional ringside ten bell count honoring those who have passed and play Jackson’s music and videos.



July 10th, 2009




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