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- Broner says he'll get Maidana "out of there" or "beat him to death"
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- Macklin rips Sturm, demands 'promised' rematch
- Remembering thrilling warrior Ezra Sellers - the former IBO cruiserweight champ passes away at age 45
- Mansour: If he ain't got no 9mm, no shotgun in that ring, ain't no stoppin' me
- Ouma: I boxed well tonight...I am back!
- Weights from Melbourne
- At age 41, unbeaten heavyweight Amir Mansour is finally ready to break into the mainstream
- Two SA title fights in Mdantsane
- Lee Purdy hoping to rebound from loss to Devon Alexander
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Welterweight Jorge “Maromerito” Paez (37-4-1, 22 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Ivan Hernandez (29-5, 23 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, BCN, Mexico. Paez dropped Hernandez with a left hook to the chin in round four, then finished him with the same punch in round seven.
While celebrating his victory, former multi-division world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales, entered the ring and challenged “Maromerito” to a fight. Paez agreed immediately. According to promoter Zanfer, if negotiations go smoothly, this fight could take place in March 2014, possibly in Mexicali or Tijuana, hometowns of “Maromerito” and “Terrible” respectively.
In a big upset, South African super flyweight Zolani Tete (18-3, 16 KOs) scored a tenth round KO over former IBF super flyweight champion Juan Carlos “Zurdito” Sanchez Jr (17-2-1, 9 KOs). The bout was an IBF eliminator. Tete dropped Sanchez in round five, but Sanchez returned the favor in round six. photos
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By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Rising heavyweight star Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (27-1, 20Ko’s) barely had time to break a sweat as he dropped late replacement Jason Barnett (14-15, 7Ko’s) three times en-route to a knockout at 2:09 of the opening round to capture the vacant WBU Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Kauffman looked determined to make a statement and he pressed the attack right from the opening bell. The late replacement Jason Barnett looked to jab his way around the ring, but Kauffman did not give him any room. Barnett tried to slide to his left, and out of punching range but a hard right hand to the ribs from Kauffman sent him face forward to the canvas. Barnett looked in bad trouble as he reached his feet at the count of eight and began to retreat while trying to Keep GW Hope at bay. It would not make a difference as Kauffman would not let Barnett off the hook and sent him to the canvas for the second time with a double right hand up top. Again it didn’t look like he was going to make it to his feet. This time he heard his corner telling him to get up, the round was almost over. He rose to his feet, but Kauffman stepped up the onslaught and Barnett was forced to cover in a corner. Seeing his prey was in bad shape, Travis Kauffman unleashed four unanswered shots and Jason Barnett fell to the canvas for the third and final time, giving the Reading, PA native the knockout victory at 2:09 of the opening round. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Panamanian former WBA world champion Vicente “El Loco” Mosquera (33-3-1, 18 KOs) lost a twelve round unanimous decision against Mexican Javier Prieto (24-7, 18 KOs) in the main event on Saturday night at the Arena Teofilio “Panama” Al Brown in Colon, Panama. Scores were 115-112, 116-111 and 115-112 as Prieto claimed the WBC lightweight silver belt. Mosquera, who was down in round twelve, apparently fought the entire fight with an injured shoulder.
In the co-feature, Panamanian two-division former world champion Celestino “Pelenchín” Caballero (37-5, 24 KOs) won by TKO in two rounds against Nicaraguan Jimmy Aburto (14-3-2, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant WBC Latino featherweight title .
Charlie Navarro TKO8 Miguel Callist (welterweight)
Jose Miranda W8 Pablo Vasquez (welterweight)
By Dave Spencer at ringside
Photos: Herby Whyne
In a grudge match, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over mandatory challenger Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson stalked Bellew the entire fight, finally dropping Bellew in the sixth with a big left hand. Stevenson then pummeled Bellew to get the referee’s stoppage. Time was 1:50. “The dwarf knocked him out,” said Stevenson afterward.
Undefeated WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) showed why he such a force in the division and all of boxing Saturday night by destroying Ismayl Sillakh (21-2 17KO) with the first defense of WBO 175 pound belt. Sillakh stayed on the perimeter of the ring for the first wound and showed good movement before a Russian missile attack was launched in the second with the final time being at :52 seconds. One right hand removed whatever doubt there may have been in this one, crushing the challenger down into the canvas. Sillakh managed to beat the count, but it was merely academic as he pounded by a greater attack than the original onslaught. Kovalev told the crowd he’d be more than willing to fight Stevenson or any of the other champions within the division in next fight.
The table is now set for a showdown between Stevenson and Kovalev. (more…)
38-year-old Paul Spadafora (48-1-1, 19 KOs) failed to match Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 unbeaten record as he was outworked and outpointed in a twelve round majority decision loss to Johan Perez (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in a fight for the vacant WBA interim super lightweight championship on Saturday night at the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, Chester, West Virginia.
In his first world title fight in over a decade, Spadafora got off to a good start displaying the nifty boxing style he is known for. Perez cut Spadafora over the left eye in round four and also won round five. Spadafora cut Perez over the right eye in round six, but Perez continued to be busier. “The Pittsburgh Kid” was often beaten to the punch in the middle rounds, however Spadafora rallied late. Scores were 115-113 Perez, 114-114, 117-111 Perez.
Welterweight prospect Thomas Dulorme (20-1, 14 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Hector Velazquez (54-20-3, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the Coliseo Guillermo Angulo in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
In the co-feature, super bantamweight Orlando del Valle (18-1, 13 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jose Beltran (21-30-2, 12 KOs).
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
Do you know our immortal fistic hero named Tsuneo “Piston” Horiguchi? He was active between 1933 and 1950, having gained the Japanese feather thru middle belts to compile a great mark of 142-26-15, 87 KOs. He fought abroad in Hawaii in only five bouts (unbeaten) in 1936, and his real power at the prime wasn’t tested at that time. The uncrowned champ registered 49 consecutive victories, which is still the unbeatable record here in Japan. Horiguchi was called “Piston” due to his perpetual motion like Henry Armstrong.
Like Piston, an elongated southpaw Tadashi Yuba will be immortally remembered as a sort of local hero since he scored an unparalleled record of having acquired Japanese national belts in five divisions from the lightweight category up. The six-footer Yuba (45-8-2, 32 KOs), 153.5, barely retained his Japanese super-welter belt as he struggled to eke out a hairline split verdict (96-95, 97-95, and 95-96) over perennial contender Yoshihisa Tonimura (16-9-4, 4 KOs), 154, over ten furious rounds on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)
Heavyweight contender Derek Chisora (19-4, 13 KOs) scored a questionable third round TKO over Ondrej Pala (32-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Copper Box in London. Pala landed some big shots in rounds one and two, but Chisora rocked Pala late in round three and Pala ended up facing a corner where he was rabbit punched by Chisora. The foul was ignored and the bout was quickly waved off by Danish referee Jan Christensen in Chisora’s favor. Another quick and controversial stoppage in a British ring. Pala seemed OK to continue.
Highly touted super middleweight Frank Buglioni (11-0, 8 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Sten Horvath (11-2, 3 KOs). Two knockdowns in round eight ended it. The win gets Buglioni a spot in the top 15 of the next WBO rankings. Time was 2:53.
Unbeaten welterweight Bradley Skeete (14-0, 4 KOs) recovered from a second round knockdown to win a ten round unanimous decision over former IBO titleholder Colin Lynes (37-11, 12 KOs) in a clash for the vacant BBBofC English belt. Scores were 96-94, 96-93, 97-93. The bout was refereed by Howard Foster of Froch-Groves fame.
Photo: Mary Ann Owen / Fightnews.com
Friday at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, Louis Raposo, a boxing gym owner from Calgary, Canada presented trainer/former world champ Roger Mayweather with a painting of Floyd “Money” Mayweather. One of Raposo’s students known as A.J. painted it. Roger loved the painting and is going to have it framed to hang in his home but he quickly confessed (laughing) that when his nephew Floyd sees it he will take it.
Raposo’s gym, Impact Boxing & Fitness (www.impactboxingandfitness.com) located in Calgary sustained over $100,000 in damage from the last flood., he said that he is trying to rebuild the gym where he trains many unprivileged & troubled youths.
Jeff Lacy 174.3 vs. Martin Verdin 174.9
Travis Scott 162 vs. Donald Clark 162
Justin Thomas 168 vs. Anthony Bowman 162.3
Regis Prograis 151 vs. Miguel Alvarez 149.8
John Revish 145.7 vs. Demond Brock 144.8
Venue: Belle of Baton Rouge Casino, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Doors 7pm ET, First Bell 8pm ET
The latest from down under is that the unification bout between Indonesian Chris John, the reigning WBA featherweight world champion, and IBO featherweight world champion, South African, Simphiwe Vetyeka scheduled for Friday December 6 in Perth, Australia could be in jeopardy.
News is the deal for this fight was made and finalized without Vetyeka’s manager, former IBF and IBO world champion Lovemore Ndou’s knowledge and consent. Upon finding out about this Ndou has threatened to take legal action against the boxer and any other party that purports to promote/ manage or sanction this fight involving his fighter without his written consent.
According to Ndou he signed a two year management agreement with Vetyeka in 2011. This management agreement automatically extended for another two (2) years following Vetyeka’s win over Daud Cino Yordan for the IBO world title on 14 April 2013 by virtue of a clause in that agreement which states that:
Unless the boxer gives the manager a notice in writing no more than ninety (90) and no less than thirty (30) days prior to the expiry of the term, then this agreement shall automatically extend for two (2) years. Further, should the Boxer be declared a World champion at any time, by either the WBC (World Boxing Council), WBA (World Boxing Association), IBF (International Boxing Federation) and the IBO (International Boxing Organization) during the term of this Management Agreement, then this agreement shall automatically extend for two (2) years. (more…)
In a war between unbeaten minimumweights, WBO champion Merlito “Tiger” Sabillo (23-0-1, 12 KOs) and Carlos “Chocoroncito” Buitrago (27-0-1, 16 KOs) battled to a split draw on Saturday night at the famed Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines (site of the historic “Thrilla in Manila”). It was all action from the opening bell with both fighters having their moments. Buitrago had Sabillo in trouble in in round nine, but the champion recovered and it was give and take the rest of the way. In the end scores were 115-113 Buitrago, 115-113 Sabillo, 114-114.
WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (32-1-4, 18 KOs) scored a third round KO over faded former WBA champion Samuel “Guty” Gutierrez (33-10-2, 23 KOs). Nietes dropped Gutierrez twice in round one and finished him with another knockdown in the third. Time was 2:58. (more…)
WBC minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong (22-4-1, 12 KOs) retained his title in a one-sided affair against late sub Lookrak Kiatmungmee (7-5, 4 KOs) on Saturday night in Maguan, China. The fight ended in a fifth round KO for Zhong, who defended his belt for the second time.
By Jeff Pamungkas
IBO lightweight champion Daud Cino Yordan told this writer that he’s really shocked hearing the loss of one of his best friends, Marangin Marbun, a fellow boxer from Indonesia. “He used to stay at my gym in Kayong, West Borneo (Indonesia), and we’ve been best friends for so long time. Just a few days ago, we promised to meet in Jakarta after my fight in Australia, so his death is very shocking,” Yordan said from his training camp in Perth, Australia.
Marangin Marbun, the former Indonesian bantamweight champion, was shot dead by the police today (11/30) in Tangerang City of Indonesia, and the case is not yet very clear. Marbun (28 years) performed a good job when he fought the world contender Leon Moore of Guyana in Singapore, 2010, for the interim PABA super bantamweight title. (more…)
By Karl Freitag
WBO #8 ranked heavyweight Alex Leapai threw a wrench into plans to match unbeaten WBO #1 Denis Boytsov and WBO world champion Wladimir Klitschko, when Leapai clearly defeated Boytsov last Saturday in Germany. The bout wasn’t an official WBO eliminator, but rather a defense of Leapai’s WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title. However Boytsov, who hadn’t faced a top ten opponent in nearly four years, was promised the mandatory challenger status with a win. Leapai is now seeking to “leap” past a number of contenders and be declared the mandatory challenger, which the WBO Championship Committee is considering.
Leapai's rep's requested he be made Klitschko's mandatory. Matter under WBO Championship Committee review. They will decide before Tuesday.
— Paco Valcárcel, Esq. (@PacoValcarcel) November 30, 2013
By Przemek Garczarczyk
WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Diablo Włodarczyk (with his trainer Fiodor Lapin) and #1 IBF ranked light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara (with second trainer Bogdan Maciejczyk) getting ready for their December 6 fights in Chicago’s “Hyper Fight Club” Gym. “Diablo” will defend his title against Italy’s Giacobbe Fragomeni and “Polish Prince” will fight Sam Miller at UIC Pavilion.
Paul Spadafora 140 vs. Johan Perez 139
(WBA interim super lightweight title)
Wilkins Santiago 153 vs. Eric Draper 156
Morgan Fitch 168 vs Darnell Boone 165
Dustin Echard 181 vs. Thomas Hanshaw 182
Mike Snider 175 vs James Denson 179
Antonio Nieves 125 vs Brian Regland TBA
Venue: Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack, and Resort in Chester, West Virginia
Promoter: Roy Jones Jr. Presents
By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
IBF#6/WBO#9/WBC#13 bantamweight Kohei Ohba (35-2, 14 KOs), 117.75, impressively retained his Japanese national belt as he quickly floored JBC#10 Yuji Hasegawa (8-3, 2 KOs), 118, on three occasions before he finally halted him at 2:56 of the fourth session on Friday in Kobe, Japan. Ohba, making his second defense of his second reign, looked tremendously sharp in dropping the awkward and nervous challenger with a solid right in the opening session. Ohba, a Floyd Mayweather stylist, didn’t spend time by toying with his opponent as usual but seriously tried to positively throw fast combinations of the overmatched challenger upstairs and downstairs. The third session witnessed Ohba land another effective combo and send him sprawling to the deck for the second time. Ohba, in the fatal fourth, exploded a vicious left hook following a sharp right and had him on the canvas for the third time in the contest, and the referee didn’t hesitate to wave it off as Hasegawa was unfit to go on. (more…)
By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Steve Mestas and Airtight Boxing in association with Ron Johnson and American Dream Promotions bring pro boxing back to Colorado on December 6th in Lakewood. The main event will feature Ron ‘American Dream’ Johnson, 11-1, 3KOs will look to restart his career after a four year hiatus from the sport. His opponent will be Rodney Moore, 17-8-2, 7KOs in a cruiserweight bout. (more…)
— przemek garczarczyk (@garnekmedia) November 29, 2013
— przemek garczarczyk (@garnekmedia) November 30, 2013
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Vicente Mosquera 130.50 vs Javier Prieto 130.25
(WBC silver lightweight title)
Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero 126 vs Jimmy Aburto 124
(WBC Latino featherweight title)
Charlie Navarro 14.75 vs Miguel Callist 144.75
Pablo Vasquez 146.75 vs Jose Miranda 146.75
Photo: James Rose
Travis Kauffman 237 vs. Jason Barnett 230.6
Frankie De Alba 130.6 vs. Osnel Charles 133
Rafael Montalvo 146.7 vs. Evencii Dixon 148.1
Travis Thompson 133.9 vs. Emil Rodriguez 134.5
Khalib Whittmore 177 vs. Mark Baltimore 173.4
William Monroe 266.8 vs. Randy Easton TBA
Promoter: Kings Promotions
Venue: Santander Arena
1st Bell: 7PM
By James Slater
Various news outlets have reported how Britain’s Herbie Hide, a former two-time WBO heavyweight champion, has been jailed for 22-months for selling cocaine. Reportedly Hide, known in his prime as “The Dancing Destroyer,” fell victim to a sting operation set up by a tabloid. Hide supplied drugs to an undercover investigative journalist in the months of January and February of this year.
In court, Hide’s defence questioned the legality of entrapment tactics the 42-year-old fighter from Norwich fell victim to, and the nature of Hide’s being set up led to his relatively short sentence of 22-months (recall how the once-great Michael Nunn was handed a far, far stiffer sentence for selling drugs a number of years ago). (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Australian lightweight Josh King (16-3, 8 KOs) outscored Chaiyong Sithsaithong (31-12-3, 22 KOs) over twelve rounds at the RSL Stadium, Murray Sports Complex, Townsville , Queensland, a Australia on Friday to capture the WBO Oriental title.
Formerly world rated 175 pounder Mark Flanagan (14-4, 9 KOs) stopped cruiserweight Ayitey Powers (18-23-1, 14 KOs) in round five of scheduled eight. (more…)
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