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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Werner Kalin WBO#11, WBA#13 super middleweight Zac Dunn (18-0, 15 KOs) outpointed Max Bursak (31-4, 14 ...

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Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Ruenroeng beats Casimero to retain IBF flyweight title

Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (16-0, 5 K0s) retained his title by twelve round unanimous decision in his IBF mandatory ...

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Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

Bradley defeats Vargas to win WBO interim welterweight title

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, Jr. (32-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve ...

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Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

Mighty Mo wins vacant WBO NABO jr welterweight title in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos by Stacey Verbeek It has been a long, winding and at times hard road for Dallas native jr ...

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Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

Wade-Soliman Full Report: Bundu, Chavez, Herring win off-TV fights

By Ricardo Ibarra at ringside Photos: Mike Blair/boxingprospects.net In a fight that had a major implications for both combatants' respective careers, unbeaten Middleweight prospect ...

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Full Report: Dunn defeats Bursak

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UFC

UFC 188 Fantasy Preview

The heavyweight title will be unified this weekend in the main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City, as incumbent champion Cain Velasquez faces off with interim champ Fabricio Werdum . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 11th, 2015



Feature Story

Photo gallery: Knockout artists and world titles this Saturday at The Garden!

IMG_16APhotos by Peter Frutkoff / PeterFrutkoff.com

This Saturday on HBO, WBA featherweight champion Nicholas “The Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) goes toe-to-toe with top ten contender Miguel “The Scorpion Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs) at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.

The televised co-feature showcases undefeated #3 WBA rated lightweight contender Felix Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) defending his WBO Latino lightweight title against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs).

 

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June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Final Presser

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated WBA featherweight world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters (25-0, 21 KOs) of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated #3 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (17-0, 13 KOs) had their final press conference Thursday. Walters and Verdejo headline, in separate bouts, at the Madison Square Garden Theater on an HBO-televised card in New York City during Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend. Both will be facing undefeated opponents. Walters, who is in the third year of his championship reign, will defend against Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga (20-0, 18 KOs), of Colombia. Verdejo in his live HBO debut, goes against Ivan “Bam Bam” Najera (16-0, 8 KOs) of San Antonio, Texas. They were joined by Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

Bob Arum: The main event Saturday night is something that anybody who knows anything about boxing is looking forward to. Two undefeated fighters who have made their reputations as punchers. Guys who bang out their opponents. Don’t leave it to the judges, so David (NYSAC chief David Berlin), please we don’t need judges at ringside. We could save a couple of bucks that way.

Nicholas Walters: I know it’s going to be a good fight. I’m ready for the fight. I hope he’s ready for the fight. I know my fans are ready for the fight.

Miguel Marriaga: I come well prepared. I know Walters also comes well prepared. I’m mentally ready and I hope everybody enjoys it…I want to bring this title back to my country.

Bob Arum: The first televised fight is set up to be one of the most exciting fights in boxing. Featuring a Mexican against a Puerto Rican. So many fights over the years have featured representatives of those two countries fighting against each other. When you get a Mexican in the ring against a Puerto Rican, you know you’re going to get a battle on the highest level.

Felix Verdejo: Good afternoon everybody. Thank you for all your support. I want to give you a great fight. That’s all my English for now. …I hope BamBam Najera is ready for a great fight to give the fans what they want. I’m ready and expect a great fight.

Ivan Najera: We’re well prepared to take the fight and to win. Saturday night is going to be a great fight. Explosive. We’re both aggressive come-forward fighters.

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June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka: Now it’s my turn

By Przemek Garczarczyk

“My last training before Friday night’s PBC bout on Spike. I’m wearing the same gloves I was wearing when I fought and beat Tomek Adamek. It’s like my continuation of what he was doing in the U.S. Now it’s my turn,” said Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KO) after his Chicago training with Ronnie Shields.

“He is a crazy guy and this is beautiful to see. All this energy, enthusiasm – how you can not love this guy?” said Shields.



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Josean Figueroa headlines in his hometown

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions, LLC

Everything is ready for Miguel Cotto Promotions, H2 Entertainment & Roc Nations Sports’ Univision Puerto Rico’s ‘Boxeo Al Maximo’ series this Saturday at the Ismael Delgado Coliseum in Aguada Puerto Rico, when super bantamweight Josean ‘El Tren’ Figueroa (8-3-2, 7 KOs) will headline the card in front of his hometown fans against heavy-handed Jonell Nieves (4-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round fight. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

SES “Heavy Night” Media Day

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

SES heavyweights Francesco Pianeta, Michael Wallisch, Steffen Kretschmann and Tom Schwarz are “heavily motivated” to turn the big heavyweight night on July 11th at Magdeburg’s GETEC Arena into a major success. The main event features Pianeta challenging regular WBA heavyweight Champion Ruslan Chagaev in a clash of two former Klitschko foes. Kretschmann and Wallisch will square off against each other in an all-German WBO European championship bout.

50 journalists (including four TV teams) joined the SES team for yesterday’s Media Day with a training session followed by a trip to a working pit where the heavyweight were invited to try maneuvering heavy machinery. After digging in the gravel, the fighters will be digging for gold in their upcoming big fights on July 11th. The “Heavy Night” in Magdeburg featuring the WBA world championship between Chagaev and Pianeta will be broadcast live on Sat.1. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight Club OC weigh-in

Kevin Watts 138 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 139.4
Mark Anthony Hernandez 154 vs. Gabe Lopez 152
Reece Bennett 167.2 vs. Henry Calles Jr 166.6
Ozzie Alvarez 169.4 vs. Steven Stryker 169.8
Malcolm McAllister 162 vs. Lanny Dardar 162.2
Trevor Clapper 184.4 vs. Alex Suhonosov 184.6
Thomas Hill 153.6 vs. Rick Graham 156.2
Timothy Lee 149.2 vs. Steven Chad McKinney 147.6

Venue: The Hangar in Costa Mesa
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Show is sold out



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Wake wins in IBF 122lb eliminator for mandatory shot at Frampton

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, won the right to be the mandatory challenger to the IBF 122-pound champ Carl Frampton as he defeated IBF#3 Mike Tawatchai (35-8-1, 21 KOs), 121.25, by a nearly shutout decision (119-108 twice and 118-109) in an eliminator over twelve fast rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

The official scores read: David Hudson and Patrick Morley (both US) both 119-10, and Manfed Kuechler (Germany) 118-109, all in favor of the flashing lefty Wake, who the IBF supervisor Glen Hamada (US) described as a vastly talented speedster. The referee was Sam Williams (US).

With the thirteenth round Wake might have scored an anticipated stoppage since he finally caught the very durable Thailander with a southpaw left to the chin and decked him on the canvas just five seconds remaining in the twelfth and final session. The ref Sam kept counting up to eight, and then the bell sounded to end the lopsided affair. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Adrien Broner-Shawn Porter LA Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champions Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) of Cincinnati, Ohio and Akron Ohio’s “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) are about a week away from their welterweight showdown as they met with media Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at LA Live for their press conference. Broner vs. Porter will take place next Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena live on the Premier Boxing Champions on NBC main event.

The bout will be fought at a 144lb. catch weight. “I haven’t looked at this as a catch weight,” said Porter, “but as a weight class. My weight class is 144. Anything that he expects to gain from having me come down to 144, he’s not going to get it.”

Broner was his normal and entertaining self. “This is a big fight because Adrien Broner is on the card. No disrespect to Shawn and Kenny, but I’m coming to win and I’m going to win.” (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins: I’m making history

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: Greg Gorman

FightNews caught up with the living legend, Bernard Hopkins, to talk about his next (and possibly final) fight against IBF Super Middleweight champion, James DeGale.

When asked how the fight was progressing in terms of being made, Hopkins stated that it’s at the advanced stages of being made:

“Fast, very fast. I would love to touch base and land in London to be able to make history over the pond. I have a big fan base in London, well respected not only worldwide but in London. I would like to go and give them a show at this level, at this stage that they would never forget.”
When asked about why he was doing this fight, Hopkins reassured the fans that he wants to continue to make history and make the fights that they want to see him in.

“The historic thing is, the super middleweight and middleweight division that I dominated in, just like Triple G is dominating now, is the fact that nobody really wants to fight this guy except for Oscar. I’m about making things happen for myself and history, doing the undoable. And the undoable is doing things where people question your sanity of why you’re doing it and I made a living and a career out of those things.” (more…)



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Abel Ramos headlines Saturday in Arizona

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Arizona native Abel Ramos (12-0-2, 7 KOs) will have his third consecutive fight in his home state this Saturday. Ramos will take on Roberto Ramirez (13-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico at The Renaissance Hotel in Glendale, Arizona. The junior welterweight bout will be a six round main event. The co-feature will be 6 round super middleweight showdown between local Andrew “Hurricane” Hernandez (8-1-1, 1 KO) and Eduardo Tercero (9-5-1, 7 KOs) of Mexico. Hard-punching Jamaica-born Nathaniel Gallimore (4-0, 4 KOs) will look to keep his 100% KO ratio intact against durable journeyman Yosmani Abreu. The bout will be a special featured attraction middleweight bout. The Illinois-based Gillmore and Ramos are actually stablemates as both are managed by Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak. (more…)



June 11th, 2015

UFC

Gilbert Melendez: Mr. Reliable

At 33 years old, and just days away from a UFC 188 co-main event against Eddie Alvarez, it’s clear that Gilbert Melendez is not knocking on the door of retirement yet. But that doesn’t mean it hasn’t crossed his mind yet. The only thing is, “El Nino” keeps moving the goalposts . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Alabama media votes Deontay Wilderathlete of the year

Boxing is therapy for rage, says former champ Nigel Benn

Can Carl Frampton be a huge star in the U.S.?

Ode to great referee Frank Cappuccino



June 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Jose Felix Workout

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

World-ranked lightweight Jose Felix (29-1-1, 24 KOs) of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico trains on Wednesday for his upcoming 10-round main event on “Solo Boxeo Tecate” on UniMas TV this Saturday (June 13) at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, California. Felix takes on Yakubu Amidu (21-6-2, 19 KOs) of Ghana.

This event is promoted by Top Rank in association with Bash Boxing and the Art of Boxing Promotions.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Molina workout quotes

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina, along with co-headliners Puerto Rican junior lightweight Jose Pedraza and Russian amateur standout Andrey Klimov, kicked off fight week working out for the press at Round 1 Gym in Birmingham, Ala. in advance of their Showtime Championship Boxing bouts this Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham.

Also in attendance Wednesday were, undefeated world-ranked contenders Ivan “El Terrible” Redkach and Dejan “El Dinamita” Zlaticanin, who will square off in a 12-round eliminator earlier that night in the main event on Sho Extreme.

Here is what the fighters had to say Wednesday:

Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder: “This week has been fun. It’s been exciting. Even to see the people and faces. I’m looking forward to Saturday. It’s always the hard part when you have to wait. Especially when you’ve been training hard and it’s real intense. Everything has been great so far, and I’m glad it’s finally here. I’m looking forward to making history being that this is the first title fight in the state of Alabama. And I’m gonna put my name on it first.

“Training camp has been just like any other camp. When I’m at camp, I’m always giving my all, 110 percent. Because when it’s time to go battle, I gotta give 110 percent. I have to perform better than I did the last time. But this is what I do. I love it and enjoy every moment it. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara-Rodriguez Final Press Conference

By Przemek Garczarczyk

The final press conference took place today for Friday’s Spike-televised WBA super welterweight title clash between champion Erislandy Lara and Delvin Rodriguez from the UCI Pavilion in Chicago.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Main Events inks Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov

As Main Events continues its search across the globe for top prospects, the New Jersey-based promotional company added another undefeated Russian to their lineup. Middleweight, Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov (15-0, 9 KOs), is the fifth international fighter that Main Events co-promotes with an overseas promoter. Main Events continues to work with promoters from around the world to expose new fighters to US audiences. This time they have joined forces with Gevorg Tatevosyan of the Russia-based Shamo Boxing Promotions to co-promote “Mayhem.”



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Walters-Marriaga/Verdejo-Najera Workout Quotes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Walters of Jamaica, and the boxing gem of Puerto Rico, undefeated No. 3 world-rated lightweight contender Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo and their opponents, Top-10 contender Miguel “The Scorpion” Marriaga and Iván “Bam Bam” Najera, respectively, hosted a media workout in Manhattan today.

The four undefeated fighters headline, in separate bouts, a world championship card in New York during Puerto Rican Day Parade Weekend. The event will take place this Saturday in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Oscar Valdez looks sharp

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (15-0, 14 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico trains for his upcoming 10-round feature fight on the undercard of the Tim Bradley vs Jessie Vargas card , Saturday, June 27, under the stars at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. , televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, tickets to the Bradley vs. Vargas welterweight championship event are priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, (plus applicable taxes and fees), tickets can be purchased online at http://www.axs.com, by telephone at (888) 929-7849 or at the StubHub Center box office, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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June 10th, 2015

UFC

Escudero to Heavies: ‘Don’t Steal My Bonus’

TUF 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero thinks UFC 188’s heavyweight main event has all the makings of one of the greatest fights ever, but he’s got a message for Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Team N’Dam objects to Montreal-based officials

Gary Hyde, manager of International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. 1-ranked, mandatory middleweight contender Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs), has objected to two officials named to work the June 20th IBF world middleweight title fight between N’Dam and David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) at the famed Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

Cameroon-native N’Dam, promoted by King Sports, is a former World Boxing Organization (WBO) 160-pound division world champion. The IBF #4 ranked Lemieux was born and lives in Montreal, Quebec.

“On June 2nd,” Hyde explained, “I learned who the officials were for the June 20th fight at the Bell Centre. I contacted the IBF and objected to two officials who are from Montreal, Quebec, the same city Lemieux is from. Referee Marlon Wright has refereed five of Lemieux’ fights and the judge in question, Benoit Roussel, has worked no fewer than 12 of Lemieux’ fights. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Roy Jones Jr. plans two fights in August

Former four-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (61-8) will continue his quest towards a world title in a fifth weight class on August 15th. Jones, who has reeled off 7 victories in a row, will headline Knockout Season 2’s live fight card at the Foxwoods Hotel and Casino and will be broadcast live on Fuse/NuvoTV.

The 46-hear-old Jones, who has captured world titles as a middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight, is working his way towards a title shot at cruiserweight to complete the quinfecta. He is also scheduled to fight on August 29th (against Danny Santiago in Phillipsburg, St Maarten) and said that he loves keeping a busy schedule. “I am going to fight on Knockout on the 15th and then again on the 29th. I did two (fights) in March and I am liking how it feels so I am going to do two again in August and see how that feels. If I like how it feels then I will do it again maybe two or three weeks apart,” said Jones. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Cletus Seldin opponent named: Ranee Ganoy

Star Boxing’s undefeated light welterweight Cletus Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs) puts his unblemished record on the line on his Long Island home turf when “The Hebrew Hammer” squares off against veteran Ranee Ganoy (38-12-2, 32 KOs) in a 10-round clash at The Paramount in Huntington on Friday night, June 19.

The Hebrew Hammer is about to complete training camp in West Palm Beach, FL, after prepping at his home base at the Westbury Boxing Club. Seldin had this to say about Ganoy: “He has a nice solid, tight, fighting stance. He’s a tough guy, a tough opponent, and with 32 KOs, he will probably come in for the knockout. If he does that, you know what happens, you get the hammer! Having a victory over him will boost me to the top 15.” (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Wake wins in IBF 122lb eliminator for mandatory shot at Frampton

By Joe Koizumi

Japanese southpaw Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11 KOs), 122, won the right to become the mandatory challenger to the IBF 122-pound champ Carl Frampton as he defeated IBF#3 Mike Tawatchai (35-8-1, 21 KOs), 121.25, by a nearly lopsided decision (119-108 twice and 118-109) in an eliminator over twelve fast rounds on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

HBO’s Lampley blasts catch weights

In his closing commentary on the latest edition of “The Fight Game” Hall of Fame HBO boxing commentator Jim Lampley ripped into the catch weights that have become a big part of the sport.

“We’ll close now by circling back to Cotto vs. Geale. The big subplot going in was weight, as Cotto intelligently used his enormous bargaining power to force Geale into a catch weight. 157 pounds instead of the middleweight limit of 160.

“The effect was visible at the weigh-in, where the Aussie veteran looked haggard and gaunt. It was visible in the ring, where the comically larger Geale’s few landed punches were nothing more than a light drizzle for Cotto. No raincoat, no umbrella necessary. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Soliman departs for USA

Photo: Werner Kalin

Photo: Werner Kalin


By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former IBF middleweight champion Sam “King” Soliman departed Melbourne Airport and will arrive in Los Angeles on Wednesday for his showdown with WBA #12, WBC #15 Dominic Wade on June 26 at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Soliman talked to Fightnews and said he will be training in Los Angeles for two weeks before arriving in Washington and is confident of victory against the American.

“I have trained very hard for my bout against Dominic Wade on June 26 in Washington and I know I will be victorious against him. Wade has a big amateur background, but as a professional he hasn’t boxed any world rated boxers. His win over Nick Brinson is his best win and I have seen that fight and know exactly how Wade fights.” (more…)



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing City Radio: Bernard Hopkins on Miguel Cotto and James DeGale

Bernard Hopkins breaks down Miguel Cotto’s new found form along with his thoughts on what could be his last fight. Also covered, Robert Guerrero, Miguel Cotto vs Daniel Geale, Nicholas Walters, Felix Verdejo and Deontay Wilder.

Listen now: iTunes | Web



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Najera hits the streets of New York

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Top Rank lightweight Ivan Najera goes on the town in New York City for his HBO debut against Puerto Rican sensation Felix Verdejo at Madison Square Garden Saturday night.

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Butler opponent named: Gustavo Molina

Paul Butler will make his ring return on Saturday 11th July at the Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre) against Mexican Gustavo Molina. Butler, a former IBF World Bantamweight Champion, is ready to get back on track towards a second world title shot and begins with a 10-rounder. He was stopped in his last fight in eight rounds by IBF super flyweight champion Zolani Tete in his last fight.

Butler features alongside Terry Flanagan’s challenge for the Vacant WBO World Lightweight title against Jose Zepeda, Liam Walsh’s British and Commonwealth Super-Featherweight title defense against Troy James and Lancashire hitman Jack Catterall’s WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title defense.



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Cape Cod Boxing History Continues Aug 8th

Boston Boxing Promotions is bringing back professional boxing to Cape Cod for the first time in nine years on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Hyannis Youth and Community Center (HYCC) with a fight card featuring the Northeast Heavyweight Title fight between Hyannis’ own Jesse Barboza (9-1-1, 5 KO’s) and Pennsylvania’s Jesse Oltmanns (10-5, 7 KO’s). The card will also feature an exciting eight-round light-heavyweight fight between Harwich’s Paul Gonsalves (7-7-1, 3 KO’s) and rugged Mexican Rafael Valenzuela (8-5, 1 KO).

While this is the first time pro boxing has been featured on the Cape in nearly a decade, the region is ripe with a rich boxing history, upsets and familiar names. Here are some facts about Cape Cod’s history in professional boxing. Some may surprise even the most avid sports fan. (more…)



June 10th, 2015

UFC

Angela Hill: Always Smiling and Dangerous

Angela Hill is ready to show what she’s all about.

While the scrappy Maryland native was introduced to the UFC fan base during her time on The Ultimate Fighter 20, the slick striker believes there was very little about who she actually is as a person and a fighter that translated from the reality show. Where some of her fellow strawweights – who were already veterans in the fight game – were quick to look for camera time in order to further their personal brands, that’s simply not Hill’s style, as she chose to sit back and take it all in . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton savouring El Paso shootout vs. Alejandro Gonzalez

Deontay Wilder carries the hope of a nation

Danny McDermott honored in North Bergen

Freddie Roach confident that Miguel Cotto would KO Canelo Alvarez



June 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Felix Verdejo, Nicholas Walters grand arrival

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Toprank Rising Superstars Felix Verdejo and Nicholas Walters arrive in New York City Tuesday afternoon.

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June 9th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka, Peterson, Alvarez, Hearns, Dolton see action on UIC off-TV undercard

The full night of undercard action supports Friday’s Premier Boxing Champions on Spike doubleheader that features WBA “regular” super welterweight Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) taking on Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4, 16 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) facing Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs). This edition of PBC on Spike begins at 9 p.m. ET. Doors at UIC Pavilion open at 5 p.m. CT with the first fight set for 5:15 p.m. CT.

Heavyweight bruiser and fan favorite Artur Szpilka (18-1, 13 KOs) takes on Manuel Quezada (29-9, 18 KOs) in a 10-rounder topping the undercard. Also, super lightweight Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs) battles Ammeth Diaz (32-11, 23 KOs) in a 10-rounder and undefeated rising light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez (16-0, 9 KOs) battles Anatoliy Dudchenko (16-0, 9 KOs) in a 10-round duel. (more…)



June 9th, 2015

UFC

“Si, Se Puede” Cain Velasquez embodies Mexican-American pride

The large, elaborate lettering is impossible to miss when Cain Velasquez takes off his shirt. Two words are stenciled prominently in a semi-circle upon his upper chest.

Brown Pride . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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