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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios gets ready to work out with trainer Robert Garcia during media day Wednesday ...

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Story & Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Junior welterweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, 28-0, 16 KOs, held an open training session ...

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and the last U..S. heavyweight champion of the world Shannon Briggs nearly made a fight between them ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day at Top Rank Gym

Photos: Brandon Rios Media Day

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Danny Garcia holds open media workout

Danny Garcia holds open media

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Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly square off; Michael Moorer intervenes

Photos: Briggs and Klitschko nearly

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Boxing News

Oliver-Wilson Oct 31

By Lee Bates

Former super bantamweight world ranked contender Mike Oliver (22-2, 7 KOs) makes a quick return to the ring October 31st against Andre Wilson (11-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. Oliver is coming off of a victory September 11th and looks to get back into title contention with a win over Wilson. Wilson will look to upset Oliver in his back yard. A feat he has done before. In 2008 Wilson shocked prospect Francisco Rodriguez in his resident city of Chicago, Illinois by way of 2nd round TKO. The bout was televised on the now defunct weekly Telefutura fight series.



September 30th, 2009



Boxing News

Guerrero back with Goossen?

Court vacates CSAC arbitration ruling

In a ruling yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien, on behalf of Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis vacated an arbitration decision by a California State Athletic Commmission arbitrator that voided boxer Robert Guerrero’s promotional agreement with Goossen Tutor Promotions, finding “The award was procured by corruption, fraud or other undue means.” California Code of Civil Procedure § 1286.2(a)(1). Goossen’s counsel, Nomi Castle, of Castle and Associates in Century City, CA, stated “As a practical matter, Goossen Tutor Promotions is still the promoter of Mr. Guerrero and I’ll leave it to my client to discuss his future promotional plans.”



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Hurtado-Pitalua on Oct 16

On October 16, the popular Boxeo TELEMUNDO series returns to the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, FL with the event being billed “The Homecoming III.” In the main event former WBA world and current WBO Latin welterweight champion Diosbelys “Black Money” Hurtado faces WBC Latin jr. welter champion Antonio Pitalua in a bout schedule for 12 rounds with Hurtado’s title at stake. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Nashiro keeps WBA 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-fly champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1-1, 8 KOs), 115, kept his belt as he battled a grueling fight en route to a split draw (116-112, 112-116 and 114-114) with ex-WBO 108-pound ruler Hugo Cazares (30-6-2, 22 KOs), 114, over hard-fought twelve rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. It was a see-saw affair in the first eight sessions, but Nashiro went forward and scored with solid straight rights to the fading Mexican down the stretch. The audience believed in Nashiro’s victory, but the officials might have evaluated Cazares’ better volumes of punches, if not accurate, in earlier rounds. The last round saw Nashiro explode a very strong right to the face to have Cazares staggering to the ropes. (More to come)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC honors Mildenberger

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Heavyweight favorite Karl Mildenberger was honored by the WBC in his hometown of Kaiserslautern, Germany on Sunday. A long time before Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko thought about filling sports stadiums in Germany, Mildenberger fought the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, in front of 40,000 people in Frankfurt’s soccer stadium in 1966. As well as Ali, Karl also shared the ring with famous heavyweight names such as Oscar Bonavena, Henry Cooper, Zora Folley and Billy Walker. Karl “The Great,” pictured here with his friend Roman Kolaczek, won the European heavyweight championship in 1965, a year before he gave Ali the toughest fight of his career up to that point. He was delighted to accept the WBC mini belt on Sunday. “It’s amazing that people like Mr. Sulaiman and the WBC haven’t forgotten champions like me,” he said. “I’m very honoured to receive this belt today. Mr. Sulaiman is a man with a big heart and I send him my warmest regards. This is another fabulous day in my life”



September 30th, 2009

Announcement

The Everlast 1910 Fight Glove

Equal parts power and protection!

1910-pairThe Everlast 1910 fight glove has been the cornerstone of the Everlast brand for the last 99 years and serves as the perfect balance for the fighter looking for equal parts power and protection. The latest design features C3 Foam in the fist for added cushioning as well as a re-enforced wrist design for increased stabilization. For additional content, product and purchasing information on the new Everlast 1910 glove visit http://www.everlast.com/choose/1910fg.asp



September 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Collazo stages ring return

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Fightnews caught-up with Luis Collazo’s trainer and manager, Nirmal Lorick, to find out when the former WBA welterweight champion was returning to the ring.

“We have a purse bid set for the Berto rematch on Wednesday,” stated Lorick . . . Click here for more



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Vazquez looks sharp in workout

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Two-Time Junior Featherweight World Champion Israel Vazquez will take on perennial contender Angel Priolo in a ten round featherweight fight on October 10 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. “I’m coming back because I love the sport,” said Vazquez Tuesday during a press workout. “I feel really good physically and mentally. The best way I can prove to the media and my fans that I’ve recovered from my injury, is to go out and win on October 10th and that’s what I intend to do. I’m in great shape, I’ve trained really hard and I’m confident that I will beat Priolo. I’ve practiced a lot more defense and movement using angles and I’m ready for the 10th.”

Trainer Rudy Perez added, “He’s really hungry and confident for this fight and that makes his whole team confident in him. I’ve been with him for five weeks and we are ready to fight. We have been working on his defense and you will see the new Vazquez on October 10th.” For more photos click here…



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Chemito, Cordoba workout

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.

More than twenty-five members of the Panamanian sports media attended the America Boxing Academy to watch a training session of twenty fighters scheduled to participate in the “Orgullo Nacional” card, on October 9th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. WBA bantamweight champion, Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno sparred 3 rounds against teammate Irving Berry. Moreno will face veteran Colombian Jorge Otero in a non title fight on the main event. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Howard Beach, NY

Devin Vargas 223.25 vs Terrell Nelson 246
Roberto Benitez 121 vs Angel Paneto 119.25
Marcus Bianconi 158.5 vs Lamar Harris 161
Gabriel Bracero 146 vs Ashanti Hendrickson 149.25
Jonathon Cuba 138 vs Melchor Guillen 140
Eusebio Flores 152 vs Kamel Al-Olabi 156.25
Venue: Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing



September 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Perales defeats Miranda

By John Cannon

Brownsville native Sergio Perales was determined that he was going to fight and was not about to let anything get in the way of that; even if it was a weight issue. Perales was scheduled to defend his Texas State Bantamweight title against Columbia’s Pedro Rincon-Miranda (34-16, 27 KO’s) in the main event of the Oscar Diaz fight night benefit event held at Randy’s Ballroom last Saturday night. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

‘Digital’ in DC Boxing Hall

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Fightnews.com Feature Writer Gary “Digital” Williams will be inducted into the District of Columbia Boxing Hall of Fame on November 20th. Williams has covered the boxing scene in DC, Maryland and Virginia for 23 years, including the last 10 years with Fightnews. Williams is being honored for his contributions to the Beltway Boxing scene. Among the boxers joining Williams in the 2009 Induction Class will be former middleweight contender Andrew Council and former six-time women’s world champion “Raging Beauty” Isra Girgrah Wynn.



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz-Malignaggi implodes

A rematch between Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi has fallen apart. Over the course of the past two weeks Malignaggi’s promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, and Diaz’s promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, began hammering out the details of Malignaggi vs. Diaz 2, with both sides agreeing that everything would be split and distributed evenly, from the fighter’s purses to the percentage of profits off the event that both companies would keep. The two sides had begun reaching out to venues in Chicago due to its neutral location between Malignaggi’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and Diaz’s hometown of Houston, Texas (where the first fight took place). Even HBO was onboard, agreeing to pay a hefty license fee for the rights to air the bout on December 12. However Diaz and manager Willie Savannah rejected the offer Schaefer had struck on his behalf. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Budler retains IBO Africa title

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler scored a hard-earned 12 round unanimous points decision over Doctor Ntsele to retain his IBO Africa junior flyweight title at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Tuesday night. Judges Isaac Tshabalala and Ace Makalauza scored it 119-110 and 117-114 whilst judge Lulama Mtya had it 117-112. However, the judge’s scorecards were not a true reflection of the fast paced fight in which Ntsele possibly won at least four or five rounds. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Pavlik-Williams official!

Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Ed Mulholland/Fightwireimages.com

Although many boxing fans will be focused on the upcoming showdown between Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao, there is another fight that is shaping up to possibly nab the “Fight of the Year” honors.

On December 5th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Kelly Pavlik will return to the ring after a year layoff to put his middleweight title on the line against the man who is considered the most feared fighter in boxing today – Paul Williams. Originally scheduled for October 8th, Pavlik vs Williams had to be postponed after a nagging staph infection on Pavlik’s left hand became a concern. But now the stars are aligned and boxing fans will get an early Christmas gift when these two clash in Atlantic City . . . click here for more



September 29th, 2009

UFC

Kimbo Slice talks!

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This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter features the biggest showdown in the ten seasons of the show. Former IFL champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson will square off against YouTube sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson . . . Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Announcement

‘Mean Gene’ Hill back in action!

Sensational heavyweight prospect Eugene “Mean Gene” Hill will return to the ring in Houston, Texas as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions presents “High Stakes”, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing on Saturday, October 10th at the Arena Theatre. . . Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Presser gallery: Camacho-Campas

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All the shots from the Hector Camacho, Jr. vs. Yory Boy Campas press conference: Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Green-Simms confirmed

Allan Green, coming off a dominating performance over Carlos De Leon, Jr., will face unbeaten “Marvelous” Tarvis Simms in a 10-round super middleweight affair this Friday, Oct. 2, LIVE on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla. Simms was a late replacement for the inured Victor Oganov, who was forced out less then two weeks before the fight. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma confident of KO

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

By Lee Bates

A ripped WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez (26-0, 24 KOs) pictured is seriously fit and ready for his upcoming challenge against Roger Mtagwa October 10th. The bout is being promoted by Top Rank and is titled Island Warriors — Latin Fury 12 and will take place at the famed Madison Square Garden. The Puerto Rico native Lopez, who is promoted by Top Rank & PR Best Boxing (Ivan&Peter Rivera) is already near the 122 pound title fight weight limit with less than two weeks to go before fight night. Mtagwa who is a Philadelphia resident is known for being tough and very durable, but Lopez is still confident he can get the KO stoppage. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Cintron-Quintana foes named

By Lee Bates

The opponents for former welterweight world champions Kermit “Killer” Cintron (31-2-1, 27 KOs) and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana (26-2, 20 KOs) have been officially been named for the October 24th edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. Cintron will take on Juliano Ramos (15-2, 12 KOs) of Brazil in a 10 round main event. Quintana will take on former world title challenger and fellow Puerto Rican Jesse Feliciano (15-7-3, 9 KOs). (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Nashiro faces Cazares tomorrow

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By Joe Koizumi

WBA super flyweight champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1, 8 KOs), Japan, will risk his belt against official challenger and ex-WBO 108-pound ruler Hugo Cazares (30-6-1, 22 KOs), from Mexico, tomorrow (Wednesday) in Osaka, Japan. There was a weigh-in ceremony, where Nashiro, 27, scaled in at the 115-pound class limit, while Cazares, 31, a pound lighter at 114. The WBA officials are as follows: referee Hubert Earle (Canada); judges Albert Wilenski (US), Philippe Verbeke (Belgium) and Wontak Yoon (Korea); supervisor Alan Kim (Korea). (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik-Williams presser

Photo: Ed Mulholland/FightWireImages.com

Photo: Ed Mulholland/FightWireImages.com

World middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams pose with New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs during the press conference announcing their December 5, 2009 world middleweight championship fight. The two will meet at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Laguna suffers heart attack

By Robert Coster

Former two-time lightweight champion and Hall of Fame legend Ismael Laguna, 66, is in a critical state in a Panama city hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. Laguna, “the Tiger from Colon”, is considered one of the greatest Latin boxers of all time and is vividly remembered for his trilogy (1-2) with Carlos Ortiz. Panama boxing fans are closely following the development of Ismael Laguna’ s state and Fightnews calls on all to pray for the great champion’s health in this dramatic moment.



September 29th, 2009

Announcement

Prize Fight back at the Fitz

Prize Fight Promotions is heading back to the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi on Saturday, October 3rd with a five bout fight card. Historically, this boxing series “Fights at the Fitz” has been immensely popular with local fans, and every event is a sell out. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Audley aims to punish Williams

Audley Harrison has threatened to inflict ‘a lot more punishment’ on Danny Williams in Friday’s Prizefighter Heavyweights III event. Harrison, 37, thinks victory in the eight-man, one-night tournament will see ‘the rebirth’ of his career and lead to him becoming World Champion inside two years. However, Williams, the current British Champion, potentially stands between Harrison and Prizefighter glory at London’s ExCel Arena. The pair, who have fought twice with one win apiece, are in separate halves of the draw and could only fight in a mouth-watering final. “Me and Danny are 1-1 and he keeps on saying we don’t like each other but I’ve got nothing against him,” said Harrison. “He beat me with a split decision and I destroyed him second time out and he probably doesn’t like me because of that. Danny spends a long time talking, thinking and probably dreaming about me. But he really needs to think how much punishment he is taking in his career. If he meets me in the final then he will take a lot more punishment.” (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Soliman returns Sunday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former two time world title challenger Sam Soliman (36-11, 14 KOs) will be back in action on Sunday when he will clash with Australian super middleweight champion Les Piper (10-2-3, 2 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Central Pier, Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Huck-Afolabi site named

Marco “Captain” Huck (26-1, 20 KOs) will make the first defence of his WBO Cruiserweight Title on December 5 when he takes on interim champion Ola Afolabi (14-1, 6 KOs) in Ludwigsburg. The 24-year-old clinched the belt on August 29 following an exciting victory over Victor Emilio Ramirez. Less than three months later, he already faces the next difficult challenge. “We are delighted to bring the Huck-Afolabi fight to Germany,” Team Sauerland General Manager Chris Meyer said. “The new arena in Ludwigsburg will be a great place to stage Marco´s first defense. I am sure it will be an entertaining evening.” (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Feature Story

Roy Jones Jr Lands in Sydney

By Craig Watt

Legendary 8 time world champion Roy Jones Jr landed at Sydney airport this morning after a 15 hour flight from the US and was greeted by a number of excited fans, looking forward to his December 2nd clash with Australian hero Danny Green for the IBO title at the Acer Arena in Sydney. Jones is in Australia for two weeks on an organized press tour and will take in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane over the next ten days. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Zbik, Alekseev on the links

Uviversum Box-Promotion

Uviversum Box-Promotion

WBC interim middleweight world champion Sebastian Zbik and cruiserweight contender Alexander Alekseev got an introduction to golf over the weekend at the Golfclub St. Pauli in Hamburg. Under the guidance of golf instructor Thomas Tober, the boxers practiced on the putting green, then hit the driving range. After this first introduction to the mysteries of hitting a golf ball far and accurately, the two boxers were able to present prizes to the winners of the “Kiez Golf Tour” tournament as well as celebrate their own entry into this new sport.



September 29th, 2009

Announcement

The Everlast Protex³ Fight Glove

The perfect glove for the precision striker!

protex3-pairEverlast, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of boxing, introduces the Protex³ fight glove: The perfect glove for the precision striker who favors a glove with maximum protection and power. The Everlast Protex³ glove is the most technologically advanced fight glove on the market, and is designed for technical, precision strikers who favor maximum protection without sacrificing power. The articulated 3 panel cuff design provides fighters with maximum wrist stabilization and protection against wrist hyperflexion. The fist has been enhanced with the highest level of power and protection with Everlast’s trademarked C4 foam construction. For additional content, product and purchasing information on the new Everlast Protex³ glove visit  http://www.everlast.com/choose/evpxfg3.asp



September 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Sitthiprasert crushes Randal

By Damrong Simakajornboon

On Friday at the 11th Infantry Regiment in Bangkok, WBC#5 lightfly Noknoi Sitthiprasert (24-4,17 KOs) displayed his one-side attack to destroy Indonesian Kid Randal at 2:22 of round three to retain his WBC youth 108lb for the thirteenth time. In other action, former ABCO 118lb title holder Thepnimit Sor Chitpattana (22-4,8 KOs ) won a six round unanimous decision over Indonesian Dolfi Lolaru. Kazakhstani Aset Aysin (5-0,3KOs) stopped Ekarat Kietpaiboon in round two. This event was promoted by Petchyindee Boxing Promotion.



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik hits NYC

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

World middleweight champion Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik, arrives in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Monday night holding his WBC middleweight belt for his big press conference Tuesday at the Giants Stadium, home of the New York Giants to announce his upcoming world middleweight title defense against Paul “The Punisher” Williams. Pavlik vs Williams is promoted by Top Rank, hosted by Caesars Atlantic City in association with Goossen Tutor Promotions and will take place Saturday, December 5 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and will be available live on HBO. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Menefee on ShoBox team

Veteran sportscaster Curt Menefee will join the ShoBox: The New Generation announce team, substituting for Nick Charles, the perennial host and play-by-play announcer who is currently battling bladder cancer. Menefee will anchor the remaining ShoBox telecasts in 2009, joining color analyst Steve Farhood, beginning Friday, Oct. 2, when top-ranked super middleweight contender Allan Green (28-1, 20 KOs) takes on late replacement Tarvis Simms (25-0, 11 KOs) in a 10-round bout. Also working the announce booth on Oct. 2 will be former light heavyweight kingpin Antonio Tarver who will be serving as guest commentator for his third stint on ShoBox. (more…)



September 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

Lundy still unbeaten

Jr welterweight “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (15-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round stoppage over Justo Sanchez (17-24-1) that highlighted a six bout card at The Yesha Center in South Philadelphia on Saturday night. Lundy was dominant throughout as he landed some pummeling shots that produced two knockdowns until referee Shawn Clark stopped the bout at twenty-eight seconds in round six. (more…)



September 28th, 2009




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