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