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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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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: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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Boxing News

Stieglitz still WBO super middleweight champion

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Peter Gercke / SES Boxing

WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (46-3, 26 KOs) hammered out a twelve round unanimous decision over #7 rated Isaac Ekpo (22-2, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at Exhibition Hall EINS in Leipzig, Germany. It was a good boxing match with Stieglitz’ speed and workrate keeping the harder punching Ekpo off-balance. Scores were 118-110, 118-110, 119-109.

Former heavyweight title challenger Manuel “Diamond Boy” Charr (25-1, 15 KOs) won when Denis Bakhtov (36-9, 24 KOs) was unable to continue in round six due to an injured hand in a clash for four WBC regional belts. Bakhtov had fought Charr on even terms until the sudden end. Time was :15. Belts on the line were the WBC International silver, WBC Mediterranean, WBC Baltic and newly created WBC CISBB.

Former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (33-3, 18 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Sebastian Allais (15-8-4, 5 KOs). Scores were 79-73, 80-71, 80-71.

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October 19th, 2013



Boxing News

Frampton KOs Parodi in sixth round

In a clash for the European super bantamweight title, reigning titleholder Carl Frampton (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Jeremy Parodi (35-2-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton was in command all the way, finally finishing Parodi with a left hook to the body. Time was 2:59.

In the co-feature, middleweight Eamonn O’Kane (11-1, 3 KOs) overcame a tenth round knockdown and weak finish to take a twelve round unanimous decision over Kerry Hope (19-6, 1 KO). Scores were 116-112, 114-113, 118-111.

Featherweight Marco McCullough (8-1, 5 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Willie Casey (14-3, 9 KOs) in a clash for the vacant Irish featherweight title.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Juan Diaz: Fighting for no regrets

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

In 2007 Juan Diaz was an undefeated champion, notching a win against Julio Diaz following his career defining victory over Acelino Freitas. He was on top of the world, the proud owner of the WBO, WBA and IBF lightweight titles. Fast forward 3 years to 2010 and he was dropping a unanimous decision to Juan Manuel Marquez, his fourth loss in six fights, two of those to the future Hall of Famer, Marquez, “The first fight was a fight of the year candidate; they were great fights, honored to have fought such a great fighter.”

His invincibility was gone, his titles taken and his pound for pound ranking diminished. At age 27 he decided to retire, he packed up his bag as well as his bachelor’s degree in political science and decided a trucking company and law school was his future. Partnering with his brother, Jose, they formed JD Trucking, “It’s great, it’s a pretty profitable company right now.” In 2011, he decided to also return to school and further his education, attending The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Law School. However, the adrenaline rush he received from boxing couldn’t be replaced with classrooms and books. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Ricky Hatton says he’s intrigued by idea of Floyd Mayweather-Amir Khan, says Khan can match Mayweather’s speed

By James Slater

British boxing legend and former light-welterweight king Ricky Hatton is one of a few experts who likes the idea of superstar Floyd Mayweather making his next defence against Amir Khan. Hatton, writing in his debut column for The Manchester Evening News, says he feels Khan is one of just a handful of fighters who can match Mayweather for speed.

“Amir deserves his shot against Floyd,” Hatton wrote. “It is a career-defining fight and would be his biggest payday, so he’s definitely got to go for it. Amir lost to Lamont Peterson and then Danny Garcia, but he’d reached the top. He doesn’t need money, he needs a challenge – and you cannot get bigger than Floyd. The one thing that comes to mind with Floyd is his defence. He can attack, but he prefers to defend, sit on the ropes. I can’t remember too many fights where he’s had to go on the front foot and attack.

“Amir’s one of the only fighters who can match Floyd for speed. If he’s on the back foot, he can make Floyd the hunter, rather than jumping down his throat like I did and so did Miguel Cotto. How will Floyd react to that? The last time he had to be on the attack was against Zab Judah in 2006 and he struggled for the first few rounds. I just wonder what would happen if Amir makes him come out. Six rounds could fly by very quickly.” (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Chisora-Wach in the works

By Przemek Garczarczyk

According to Mateusz Borek, leading Polish boxing publicist from Polsat TV, there is a Dereck Chisora-Mariusz Wach fight in the works for November 30 date in London. Both fighters have in their resume rare feat of surviving all the rounds with a Klitschko and both want to be ready for further challenges in the heavyweight division. “I’m ready to fight Chisora,” said Wach in a Fightnews.com interview. “He wants to fight the Klitschkos again, I want to prove that I’m on the elite of heavyweight division. And in the London arena I can count on big support from my countrymen living in Great Britain. I hope this fight can be made.”



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Ontario, California

By Felipe Leon

In a surprising upset, former world-ranked super bantamweight Christopher Martin (27-3-3, 9KOs) of San Diego, CA, looked listless and uninspired as he fell via a unanimous decision against San Pedro, CA’s Enrique “Cuate” Quevedo (15-6-1, 9KOs) in the eight round main event of “Locked ‘N’ Loaded” presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA.

Despite Martin mentioning earlier during fight week that an underserving draw against Enrique’s brother, Daniel, back in his fifth pro fight was motivation enough to look for the knockout, it seemed that “Cuate” took it to heart since from the opening bell looked to get on the inside with a solid jab and then followed up with a straight right alternating between Martin’s face and mid-section. Martin on a four fight win streak since his last loss to Luis Orlando Del Valle never looked comfortable in his own skin inside the ring as he looked for a big punch instead of working behind steady combinations like Quevedo. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Beltway Prospects Win in Fort Washington, MD

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

The Washington DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia area of the United States showed the depth of its talent Friday night as a number of Beltway prospects scored impressive wins in front of a packed house at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.

Highly-touted junior welterweight prospect Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed continued his winning ways with a six-round unanimous decision over previously undefeated “The Chosen One” Randy Fuentes of McAllen, TX. Reed broke down a tough Fuentes throughout the contest scoring a knockdown with a right hand to the body in the sixth round. Fuentes was very tough and tried desperately to hang on but his offense diminished as the bout wore on. Reed scored a shutout on all three cards, 60-54 and 60-53 (twice) to raise his record to 6-0, four KO’s. Fuentes loses for the first time as a pro and is now 3-1-1. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

UFC

Cain Velasquez: El Gran Campeon

“El Gran Campeon” The text from an almost giddy Cain Velasquez went through to his father Efrain, but due to reception issues in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the picture that accompanied it wouldn’t send.. . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Alvarado-Provodnikov sold out; boxing world braces for tonight’s candidate for ‘Fight of the Year’

By Karl Freitag

The last tickets were sold on Friday at 9:15 p.m. for Saturday’s highly anticipated clash between local hero and WBA jr welterweight world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and #1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov at the sold out 1STBANK Center. “You don’t have to sell this fight,” said Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum this week. “Everyone that knows anything about boxing knows that this fight will be a candidate for ‘Fight of the Year.’”

Both fighters are coming off nationally-televised Fight of the Year performances. Provodnikov went life and death with Tim Bradley in March, while Alvarado did the same with Brandon Rios two weeks later. In the past it wasn’t uncommon for a newly crowned world champion to get a big payday for an easy first defense in his hometown. But in this day and age, the big bucks are still there (Alvarado is reportedly making $1.3 million, Providnikov $600K), but not for “gimmee” fights.

“If you are watching fights on HBO, there are no more appearance fights,” said Arum. “The fights are competitive. The fights are hard fights. HBO pays the most money and they expect their subscribers to get the most value. It’s not about picking and choosing. We all know that some like picking an easy fight after a tough fight and you can still do that but HBO isn’t going to pay for it.”



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Former SA champion dies at 51

By Ron Jackson

Former SA junior featherweight and featherweight champion Stanford Ngcebeshe has died at the age of 51. Ngcebeshe, a southpaw known as “Baby Blue,” died at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital near Soweto last Tuesday. (more…)



October 19th, 2013

Boxing Result

Quigley wins in U.S. Debut

British boxer John ‘Johnny boy’ Quigley (9-0, 2KO’s) remains unbeaten, scoring a 1st round KO over Jahaad Wingfield tonight in Columbia, South Carolina. Super featherweight Quigley who is managed by Sheer Sports, made the trip across the pond from his home town of Liverpool for his American debut.



October 19th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights From Whittier, California

Alejandro Luna 135 vs. Daniel Attah 134.5
Roy Tapia 121.5 vs. Sergio Najera 123
Arnold Barboza Jr. 145.5 vs. Douglas Rosales 144
Edelma Jeffrey 130 vs. Myra Manzo 135
Jose Garcia 134.5 vs. Alejandro Ochoa 138

Venue: Pico Rivera Sports Arena in Whittier, CA
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Cabo San Lucas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

The weigh-in for the super middleweight clash between Omar “Businessman” Chavez and former world champion Joachim Alcine took place on a boat floating at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula with the spectacular backdrop of the famed “Arco de Cabo San Lucas.”

Omar Chavez 154 vs. Joachim Alcine 154
Raul Hilares 123 vs Francisco Leal 123

Venue: Gimnasio de Cabo San Lucas
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: UniMas

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October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Panama City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Luis Concepción 112 vs Carlos Ruiz 112
(Interim WBC flyweight silver title)

Zaida Mosquera 118 vs Dayana Cordero 118
(vacant IBO female super flyweight world title)

Antonio Fernández 128 vs Deivis Pérez 127
Mercedes Concepción 108 vs Erick Flores 106
Cesar Miniel 127 vs Danys Díaz 130
Alexander Duran 132 vs Eric Castro 135
Leroy Estrada 111 vs Jesús Santos 112 libras
Brian De Gracia 126, vs Ezequiel Hamilton 126

Venue: Roberto Duran Arena
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TV Max 9 (Panama)



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Alvarado makes weight for Provodnikov clash

Photo: Michael V. Ornelas

WBO jr welterweight champion Mike Alvarado was able to lose the final one pound to make the 140lb limit on Friday in Denver. Alvarado initially weighed 141 lbs, then went to a local boxing gym to drop the excess weight. He returned to the scale with just minutes to spare and weighed in at exactly 139.8 lbs.

Challenger Ruslan Provodnikov previously weighed in at an identical 139.8 lbs. So Alvarado will be defending his world title Saturday night at the sold out First Bank Center in Denver, Colorado, and a huge national TV audience on HBO.

More photos from Mike Alvarado’s second trip to the scale…



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Official announcement made for Alexander-Porter

Showtime has officially announced the November 30 card featuring Devon Alexander “The Great” (25-1, 14 KOs) defending his IBF welterweight belt against Shawn “Showtime” Porter (22-0-1, 14 KOs) at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas. In the co-main event, WBC super bantamweight championship is on the line as Leo “Teremoto” Santa Cruz (25-0-1, 15 KOs) defends his title against Cesar Seda (25-1, 17 KOs). In a preliminary bout, junior welterweight Ricardo “Dinamita” Alvarez (22-2-3, 14 KOs) will face an opponent to be named in a 10-round matchup. Alvarez, 31, is the brother of former world champions Canelo and Rigoberto Alvarez.



October 18th, 2013

UFC

UFC 166 at the scales

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At the scales for UFC 166, which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight championship bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior Dos Santos, and the heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Roy Nelson, airing live on Pay-Per-View from Toyota Center in Houston, Texas at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and fans who “like” the UFC on Facebook can also see four additional prelim bouts at 6:15pm ET / 3:15pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Junior Dos Santos (240) VS Cain Velasquez (241)

PPV MAIN CARD
Roy Nelson (249) VS Daniel Cormier (224)
Diego Sanchez (156) VS Gilbert Melendez (156)
Shawn Jordan (255) VS Gabriel Gonzaga (257)
Darrell Montague (126) VS John Dodson (125)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Tim Boetsch (186) VS CB Dollaway (186)
Hector Lombard (169) VS Nate Marquardt (171)
Jessica Eye (135) VS Sarah Kaufman (135)
KJ Noons (156) VS George Sotiropoulos (155)

ONLINE FIGHTS
Adlan Amagov (171) VS TJ Waldburger (170.5)
Mike Rio (156) VS Tony Ferguson (155)
Jeremy Larsen (145.5) VS Andre Fili (148.5*)
Kyoji Horiguchi (135) vs Dustin Pague (135)

* FIli did not make weight. He will be fined 20% of his purse and the fight will proceed as scheduled. Photo courtesy of UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Manuel Charr and Denis Bakhtov ready for war

Tomorrow in Leipzig, Germany, Manuel Charr tries to add another WBC belt to his collection when the “Diamond Boy” collides with Russian powerhouse Denis Bakhtov in a clash for Charr’s WBC Silver international, WBC Baltic and WBC Mediterranean plus the vacant WBC CISBB championship. “It is my goal to win all WBC titles so Vitali Klitschko will have no other chance but to give me my rematch”, says Charr. “When I hold all the regional belts I will finally make my dream come true and take that big gold and green belt from Vitali.”

To achieve this ambitious goal, Charr has to beat Bakhtov first who has a history of destroying dreams of up and coming German heavyweights. In 2009 and 2010 the hard hitting Russian stopped Steffen Kretschmann who at that time was seen by many as “German hope” in the heavyweight division. “I know that I am the underdog on Saturday. But many thought I was the underdog against Kretschmann, too”, says Bakhtov. “I don’t mind what the people think. It is my job to fight and knock out my opponents. And that’s what I will do Saturday night in Leipzig. I’m sorry for Manuel Charr. But his way stops right here.”



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Provodnikov makes weight; Alvarado 1lb heavy

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

Mike Alvarado 141 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.8
(WBO jr welterweight title)

Alvarado has two hours to shed the excess pound.

Juan Diaz 135.5 vs. Juan Santiago 134.5
Manuel Lopez 141 vs. Julio Chavez 143
Daniel Calzada 146 vs. Carlos Marquez 145
Vitor Jones de Oliveira 130 .5 vs. Martin Quesada 128.5
Davis Escamilla 129 vs. Jair Quintero 130
Starling Cordero 118.5 vs. Abraham Rubio 118.5
Donovan Dennis 221 vs. Hugo Arceo 245

Venue: First Bank Center, Denver, Colorado
Promoter: Top Rank/Banner
TV: HBO

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October 18th, 2013

UFC

Roy Nelson: A Dream Unchanged

Roy Nelson may be quick with a deadpan joke or just as fast to distance himself from the “typical” talk coming from a professional fighter, but despite his maverick stance, as he approaches his Saturday battle with Daniel Cormier in the UFC 166 co-main event in Houston, his goal is the same as any of his peers . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Watch the official weigh-in Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 PM ET on FOX: More
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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Detroit

Story and photos by Bob Ryder

Willie Fortune “500″ won over Angel Rios in an entertaining main event on Thursday night at the MotorCity Casino-Hotel’s SoundBoard concert hall. Fortune out punched Rios by a rate of 3-1 but the ever game Bronx visitor always came back with something to keep Willie honest. Back and forth exchanges in almost every round had the crowd cheering the boxers on but Fortune’s work rate was too much for Rios to overcome. Angel, however, hung in and never stopped trying over the entire eight round distance. Scores were 80-72 x 3. Middleweight Fortune improves to (17-1, 8 KO’s) while super tough Rios declines to (9-19, 6 KO’s). (more…)



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA 92nd Convention Day 5

Report & photos by Boxing Bob Newman

The 92nd annual WBA convention in Lima Peru officially came to a close today.

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza introduced WBA inerim Light Flyweight champion Alberto Rossell, who addressed the delegation. Rossel thanked the association for having their convention in Peru, allowing the boxing world to experience the warmth and culture of this beautiful country. Rossel also expressed his gratitude for the WBA recognizing his tenacity and allowing him to be the first male champion from Peru. Rossel and Peruvian promoter Jorge Bartra were then presented with mini WBA belts by both Mendozas Sr. & Jr.

Mendoza Jr. then reviewed the accomplishments made through the week’s meetings, from the legal, financial and administrative strides, to the presence of many champions including Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and his 30 year reunion with Peruvian rival Orlando Romero. Reports on activity among the regions were delivered, as well as statistical/scoring presentations made by Matt Podgorski and Carlos Sucre. The medical team delivered various speeches and also disseminated information on the upcoming Ringside Physicians meeting in Las Vegas. (more…)



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Iron Mike Productions Nov. 15 show canceled

The World Boxing Council (WBC) has announced its World Cup Tournament has been postponed, resulting in the cancellation of the entire Iron Mike Productions-presented show scheduled on November 15, 2013 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event will not be rescheduled and refunds are available at point of purchase. The main event and co-feature fights, slated to be part of the World Cup’s opening round, were going to air live on Fox Sports I.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

WBO super middleweight title: Stieglitz, Ekpo make weight

Photos: P. Gercke / Team SES

Robert Stieglitz 167.7 vs. Isaac Ekpo 164.4
(WBO super middleweight title)

Manuel Charr 242.5 vs. Denis Bakhtov 226.1
(4 WBC regional belts)

Dominic Bösel 174.3 vs. Mirko Ricci 174.1
(WBO Youth light heavyweight title)

Jan Zaveck 146.3 vs. Sebastian Allais 146.3
Dario Bredicean 171.5 vs. Egidijus Kakstys 174.8
Tom Schwarz 231 vs. Pavlo Nechyporenko 214.7
Steffen Sparborth 146.3 vs. Deniz Ilbay 146.8
Tom Pahlmann 199.9 vs. Olegs Lopajevs 192.9

Venue: Leipzig Exhibition Hall “EINS”
Promoter: SES Boxing
TV: SAT.1 (Germany)

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October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Wojak Underground Boxing weights

By Przemek Garczarczyk

A few words, but no pre-fight was served tonight in Poland when heavyweights Krzysztof Zimnoch (16-0, 11 KOs) and Art Binkowski (16-3, 11 KOs) were on the scales in Wieliczka, Poland. Both fighters weigh almost exactly 220 pounds and will meet Saturday night in the main event of Wojak Underground Boxing Show in the famed Wieliczka salt mine. The fifth annual event, 400 feet deep in 800-year old salt mine, is promoted by Babilon Promotion and Ulrich Knockout Promotions and will be certified by Guinness Book of Records. In the co-main event, #6 WBO ranked cruiserweight Krzysztof Głowacki (19-0, 12 KOs) and former WBA champion Richard Hall (30-13, 28 KOs) had no problems with 200-pound cruiserweight limit.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Jamie McDonnell stripped of IBF bantamweight belt

Statement from Dennis Hobson Promotions:

“We understand that the IBF have vacated Jamie McDonnell’s title as Bantamweight Champion because he failed to comply with a Resolution of the IBF Board of Directors. It is sad that Jamie McDonnell has been stripped of his World Title, especially when, in partnership with Dennis Hobson Promotions, he was able to achieve his boxing ambitions and become world champion at the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster on 11 May 2013. It was a fabulous night for Jamie, for his team, and for British boxing, and we were particularly pleased when Jamie was gracious enough to say that he would not have become world champion without the team at Dennis Hobson Promotions.

“Unfortunately, in recent weeks Jamie has allowed third parties to influence him, to advise him and to make representations on his behalf – without any reference to us. This is in clear contravention of the contractual relationship he has with Dennis Hobson Promotions. The consequences of such unauthorized influence, advice and representations by these third parties have obviously, with today’s news, been catastrophic for Jamie.”

No further comment will be made by Dennis Hobson Promotions at this juncture.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Fonfara to return December 6 in Chicago

IBF #1 light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 14 KOs), will make his next ring appearance on Friday, December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, when Ulrich Knockout Promotions, Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Productions once again bring world-class professional boxing back to the Windy City with “World Championship Boxing: Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3.”



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Frampton calls on Parodi to make it a war

Super bantamweight Carl Frampton has called on opponent Jeremy Parodi to make it a toe-to-toe war when they face each other tomorrow night in their IBF world title eliminator. They will face off in front of a sold out 8,500 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, as the winner looks to catapult themselves into pole position for a chance at the IBF world title, currently held by Spain’s Kiko Martinez. The pair weighed-in on Friday afternoon with Parodi up first tipping the scales at 121 pounds, he was then followed by Frampton who also easily made the 122lb limit as he weighed-in half a pound inside at 121.5 pounds.

After hearing Parodi talk in midweek of trying to outbox him, Frampton believes the occasion will be a whole new experience for the man from Toulon and has urged him to give the fans a scrap to remember. “It’s amazing to be fighting in front of a sold out arena. The atmosphere the last time was special against Kiko Martinez and I’m expecting it to be even better this time, there’s even more people in,” said Frampton. “It’s going to get hostile for Parodi – he would have never seen anything like it before. He’s talking about that he wants to box me. If that’s the case, I’ll find a way to beat him, but I would like him to come and have a fight because that’s going to make it more interesting and exciting for the fans,” he added. (more…)



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA strips Jones, Lebedev again cruiser champ

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The World Boxing Association has decided to strip Panamanian Guillermo “El Felino” Jones of his WBA cruiserweight title for testing positive for the banned diuretic furosemide in the title fight last May 17 against Russian Denis Lebedev in Moscow, Russia. The Championships Committee made the decision to again recognize Lebedev as the WBA cruiserweight regular champion, however representatives of Jones and Lebedev have been told to negotiate a rematch. Should no agreement be reached, the WBA will call for a purse bid according to Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, WBA Executive Vice President and head of the World Championships Committee. Apparently the B sample was never opened in the case.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Today: Public Invited to Alvarado-Provodnikov Official Weigh-In

Denver’s very own homegrown world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado and #1 contender Ruslan Provodnikov will face each other for the last time outside the ring at the official weigh-in for their WBO jr welterweight world championship clash TODAY at Diego’s Mexican Food & Cantina on the 16th Street Mall (1600 Champa St., Denver).

The fighters will step on the scale at 3:00 p.m. and the weigh-in will be open to the public.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Isaac Ekpo vows to surprise Stieglitz. “I am a ticking time bomb.”

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

Two days before the biggest fight of his career against WBO champion Robert Stieglitz, Nigerian Isaac Ekpo has made ​​a declaration of war against WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz.

You are for the first time in Europe/Germany and have a big opportunity to contest a world title fight. Great excitement, are you nervous?

“No, not at all! My team and I we are very relaxed. With a stroll and the work here in our gym we are getting ourselves in a good mood here in Leipzig and feel super comfortable. But there is a lot of new impressions, everything is so clean here. At the market we bought fruit, super fresh. So we do not know that at all!” (more…)



October 18th, 2013

UFC

George Sotiropoulos and the Art of the Fight

Sometimes, if you don’t listen to the subtle signals your body gives you, that body will speak up for itself. George Sotiropoulos knows this all too well, having been sidelined by various injuries since his December 2012 loss to Ross Pearson . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Watch the official weigh-in Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 PM ET on FOX: More
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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, CA

Photos: Carlos Baeza / Thompson Boxing Promotions

Christopher Martin 122 vs. Enrique Quevedo 121
Juan Ramon Reyes 121 vs. Daniel Roman 122
Carlos Carlson 119 vs. Guadalupe Barreras 118
Israel Arellano 139.5 vs. Mario Hermosillo 139.5
Joshua Conley 157 vs. Juan Carlos Rojas 153
Erick Ituarte 128 vs. Roberto Ventura 128

Venue: The Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
Tickets start at $40. Call 714-935-0900. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the first bell rings at 7:45 pm.

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October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

Alvarado-Provodnikov Final Presser

By Eric ‘Sugar Foot’ Duran/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

The View House in lower downtown Denver, Colorado, was the place to be on Thursday afternoon as Top Rank Promotions and Banner Promotions presented the final press conference for Alvarado-Provodnikov. Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum took the podium first, “I would like to thank HBO for this fight, for a great year of boxing and a wonderful relationship throughout the years”.

Next up was former unified lightweight champion Juan Diaz, who stated, “I am excited to be a part of the Top Rank team and I hope to become the world champion at lightweight again.” (more…)



October 18th, 2013

Boxing News

WBC halts World Cup tournament for six months

The WBC has requested all the promoters and participants associated with the World Cup of Boxing to postpone the tournament effective immediately. The WBC anticipates at this time that the World Cup will begin once again in March or April 2014.

This WBC edict will impact the two featured World Cup bouts on the already announced Iron Mike Productions card slated for November 15 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The event was to feature welterweights Joan Guzman (33-1-1, 20 KOs) vs. Simeon Hardy (10-0, 7 KOs) and featherweight Claudio Marrero (14-1, 11 KOs) vs. Romulo Koasicha (20-3, 12 KOs). (more…)



October 18th, 2013




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