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JC Chavez expects Vargas-Salido to be “a fight of the year type war”

JC Chavez expects Vargas-Salido to be a fight of the year type war

Photos: Chris Farina / Team Salido Three-time world champion in two division Orlando "Siri" Salido and WBC Super featherweight champion Francisco "Bandido" Vargas ...

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Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

Avanesyan beats Mosley by unanimous decision

By Karl Freitag Photos: Sumio Yamada WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous ...

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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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UFC

Fight Night Dublin 2015 Fantasy Preview

The UFC returns to Ireland this weekend, and the Emerald Isle may crown another rising star, as Joseph Duffy looks for his third win in a row inside the Octagon when he takes on punishing lightweight Dustin Poirier in a five-round main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ness-Gungqisa meet for vacant SA title

By Ron Jackson

Shaun Ness from Johannesburg who will be 33 early next year gets a belated crack at winning a South African title when he meets Anelisa Gungqisa of Port Elizabeth for the vacant welterweight belt at the Nangoza Jebe Hall in Port Elizabeth on Friday night. The title became vacant when Tsiko Mulvohedzi won the IBO welterweight belt in July this year.

Ness who is ranked at number one by Boxing SA had his last fight in October last year and Gungqisa who holds the number two spot last fought in July 2014, so both fighters will have a bit of ring rust to knock off. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Barrera and Mikhalkin for IBF top spot

By Dave Spencer

The carrousel for potential opponents for hard-hitting Aurtur Beterbiev and the vacant IBF #1 position at light-heavyweight has now come to an end thanks to scheduled shoulder surgery for the Russian-born knockout king. With top still open atop the IBF 175 pound rankings, the organization has turned to #8 ranked Sullivan Barrera (16-0 11KO) and #10 Igor Mikhalkin (17-1 9KO) to fill the vacancy.

“Artur Beterbiev, Sullivan Barrera, and Igor Mikhalkin were the only three light-heavyweights that agreed to fight in the eliminator,” IBF Championship Chairman Lindsey Tucker told Fightnews. “After Beterbiev got injured, we went back to Barrera. It will be Barrera and Mikhalkin.”



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Robles vs. Spinks this Friday night

2015 could not come to an end without another edition of “San Diego Fights” put on by California Hall of Fame promoter Bobby D. Presents. The fight card featuring all local fighters is all set for this Friday night, October 23rd, at the home for local professional boxing, the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kearny Mesa. In the main event, undefeated super lightweight Emmanuel “Renegade” Robles (13-0-1, 3KO) of San Diego has his hands full as he takes on Leon “3rd Generation” Spinks III (11-2-1, 7KO) over eight rounds or less. (more…)



October 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

How battlefield technology is being used to track concussions in sports like boxing

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Complaint filed against former champ Kelly Pavlik for pellet gun attack



October 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Avila tops Cache Creek card

Courtesy of Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Cache Creek Casino Resort returns to the boxing spotlight Saturday night with its second show of the year when Fairfield super-bantamweight Manuel Avila (18-0) takes on Mexico journeyman Angel Beranza (36-33-2) in the 10-round main event. Avila, an area favorite and one of Northern California’s top prospects, captured the Interim NABF title in August with a sixth-round TKO win over Miami’s Yoandris Salinas (21-2-2) and is in hot pursuit of even bigger laurels in the 122-pound division. (more…)



October 21st, 2015

UFC

UFC Statement on Joe Duffy

“Due to a medical issue involving UFC lightweight Joe Duffy, the new main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT in Ireland on Saturday will be a three-round bout featuring hometown hero Paddy Holohan vs. Louis Smolka . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo currently at 167.8 pounds

Boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez has successfully passed the WBC mandatory 30 day weigh-in. Under the supervision of the WBC representative Rudy Tellez, Canelo scaled in at 167.8 pounds. So far he has sparred a total of 128 rounds. The Canelo camp has been going very well leading to his November 21 megafight against Miguel Cotto. The contract weight for that bout is 155 pounds.

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October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Typhoon KOs Luna-Dela Torre ShoBox clash

Ronson Frank’s Uprising Promotions was notified today that a bout on Friday’s ShoBox card between Uprising featherweight Angel Luna (11-1-1, 6 KOs) and Harmonito Dela Torre (16-0, 11 KOs) has been officially cancelled due to the tragic effects of Typhoon Koppu, which ravaged Dela Torre’s home country of the Philippines this week. Dela Torre was scheduled to make his American debut in the bout.

Uprising Promotions will still be represented on the telecast by light heavyweight Samuel “The Main Event” Clarkson (16-3, 10 KOs), who meets once-beaten Lavarn Harvell (15-1, 8 KOs).



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Gavronski back in action November 7

Very busy super middleweight Mike Gavronski (20-1-1, 12 KOs) makes his sixth start of 2015 in a rematch against journeyman Dashon Johnson (17-19-3, 5 KOs) in the main event of Brain Halquist Productions’ Battle at the Boat 103 on November 7 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Gavronski will be defending his NABA belt in the scheduled ten-rounder. He previously outpointed Johnson in January. (more…)



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford, Jean look sharp in Omaha workout

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) and challenger Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) worked out Wednesday for the media today in the packed B&B Boxing Academy in Omaha, Nebraska.

Both fighters appeared to be in superb condition for their HBO-televised world title clash on Saturday night.

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October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Matthysse in the works?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Fan-pleasing Argentinian junior welterweight brawler Lucas Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) could fight boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao (57-6, 38 KOs) early next year in what could be the Filipino ring legend’s last fight. Matthysse’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya says talks are underway to make that fight happen.

With Pacquiao’s last fight against Floyd Mayweather smashing boxing records for pay-per-view buys, pay-per-view revenue and live gate, many thought a Pacquiao-Mayweather rematch would be a given, despite Floyd’s claimed retirement. However, if that rematch doesn’t come together, Pacquiao-Matthysse has all the ingredients for a classic match.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Ortiz to make quick first defense of WBA title

Looks like WBA “interim” heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) will defend his world title against Bryant “By-By” Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) on December 19 at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY. Ortiz will be making the first defense of his WBA world championship belt just two months after winning it via three round KO against overmatched Matias Ariel Vidondo last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Jennings’ last fight was a decision loss to Wladimir Klitschko, who holds the IBF and WBO titles, plus the “super” version of the WBA world championship. HBO will televise.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

“Big Baby” Miller vows to KO Muralimov

He’s not in the main event, but 6’4, 245lb heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (14-0-1, 12 KOs) is looking to steal the show on this Friday’s ShoBox quadrupleheader taking place Phoenix, Arizona. The unbeaten Miller takes on Ahror “Aha” Muralimov (14-1, 11 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash.

Muralimov has an extensive amateur background, but that doesn’t faze Miller.

“I don’t take the amateur experience for granted, but his amateur experience isn’t really a factor for me,” said Miller. “I have had some experience sparring current and former champions. I sparred with Wladimir Klitschko. I’m ready and I am going to knock him out…my goal is to go out there and look phenomenal. I want to look like brand new money and crush this guy.

“The Eastern Europeans think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but I’m going to show him what it means to be a true American heavyweight…I’m going to pick him apart and knock him out. This is pure business and he’s the next cookie that will crumble, so I need to throw him away in the trash.” (more…)



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

November 14 Philly card announced

King’s Promotions will present a fight card on November 20 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Headlining the ten-bout card will be streaking jr. lightweight Frank De Alba (16-1-2, 6 KOs) taking on Jesus Lule (7-14-1, 1 KO) in a bout scheduled for six rounds. De Alba has won fourteen straight bouts and figures to make it fifteen straight against Lule, who is 1-10-1 in his last twelve outings.

In the six-round co-feature, unbeaten super middleweight Antowyan Aikens (10-0, 1 KO) will take on James Johnson (7-2, 7 KOs).

Tickets are $100, $75 and $50.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Gary Russell Jr Nov 14 defense officially announced

WBC featherweight champion Gary Russell Jr. (26-1, 15 KOs) will make the first defense of his world title when he takes on Oscar Escandón (24-2, 16 KOs) on November 14 from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Showtime will televise.

Gary Russell Jr: “It’s going to take all of my skills and my whole arsenal to defend my belt on November 14. Escandón is a strong, durable fighter with a lot of power. I will have to be on my A-game and I believe I will be able to showcase my skills when I get in the ring.”

Oscar Escandón: “I feel strong going into this fight. Moving up to featherweight has given me the added weight to be at my full strength. I’ve been training hard with Ruben Guerrero, who’s been doing a great job preparing me for Russell’s southpaw attack. I guarantee that I’m going to make it a rough fight.”

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions, are priced at $155, $105, $80, $55 and $30 and are on sale now. The evening’s co-main event and undercard will be announced shortly.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Douglin out, Findley in against Dunn

Denis Douglin is out, and the veteran Derrick Findley (22-16-1, 14 KOs) is in as the opponent for Star Boxing’s undefeated, Australian import Zac Dunn in the super middleweight main event on Saturday night at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Douglin perforated his left ear drum in a recent sparring session, and is not fit to fight under doctor’s orders, it was announced today by Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia. Due to the 11th hour injury, Dunn’s American unveiling will not be in defense of his IBO super middleweight championship, and is instead a 10-round contest.

Findley is certainly ring-ready, coming off a third round TKO of the veteran Antwun Echols just a week ago on October 17 in Indiana. He is a 31-year-old native of Chicago, fighting out of Gary, Indiana. Matchmaker Ron Katz says that Findley is “very tough, and always comes to fight.”

Dunn, the just-signed “Wonder from Down Under,” is in his final preparations at the nearby Academy of Boxing in Huntington Station, a stone’s throw from where he will make his United States debut. He is now ranked #8 by the WBC, and has reeled off 18 straight professional victories without defeat, including 15 by way of knockout. Fighting exclusively in Australia as a professional, Dunn will be making his American debut at The Paramount.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Crawford-Jean workout today, fight fans welcome

Fight week gets into full swing today in Omaha, Nebraska, as WBO junior welterweight world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) and #6 rated contender Dierry “Dougy Style” Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) will participate in a media workout starting at 1PM at the B&B Boxing Academy (3034 Sprague St.). Boxing fans are welcome to attend the workout free of charge to see Crawford and Jean demonstrate their skills before they clash for the world title on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center.



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Full undercard details for Crawford-Jean

Below is the complete lineup for Saturday night’s big Top Rank show at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska:

WBO jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) defends his world title against Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KOs) in the twelve round HBO-televised main event.

Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (25-0, 17 KOs) looks to keep his “O” intact against Raphael Zumbano (37-11-1, 30 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash.

Welterweight contender Mikael Zewski (26-1, 20 KOs) meets Ayi Bruce (23-11, 9 KOs) in a scheduled ten rounder.

Former IBF featherweight champion Evgeny “The Russian Mexican” Gradovich (19-1-1, 9 KOs) will face Aldimar Silva (19-8, 10 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder.

Unbeaten welterweight Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (18-0, 13 KOs) goes against Angel Martinez (12-7-1, 8 KOs) is a scheduled six round bout.

Unbeaten super lightweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (10-0, 9 KOs) battles Alvaro Ortiz (7-4-1, 5 KOs) in a scheduled six round bout.

In four round action, unbeaten super welterweight Zsolt Daranyi Jr (4-0, 4 KOs) takes on Sean Wilson (5-15-1, 1 KO) and unbeaten super lightweight Alfredo Martinez (4-0, 2 KOs) will trade leather with Darin Hampton (1-1).



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Joseph Diaz, Frankie Gomez media workout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Undefeated 2012 U.S. Olympian featherweight Joseph “JoJo” Diaz Jr. (17-0, 10 KOs) of South El Monte, California and hard-hitting unbeaten welterweight Frankie “Pitbull” Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) worked out for media Tuesday afternoon at the Teamsters Gym in South El Monte for their upcoming bouts this Friday at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California. The two will be featured in seperate bouts live on Estrella TV’s Boxeo Estelar.

“My upcoming fight against Ruben Tamayo at Fantasy Springs is against a tough veteran,” Diaz told Fightnews.com®. “He is very tall very sneaky in there, but me and my father have a good game plan and I will execute it really well and take him out.”

“Its a hard a fight, a very hard durable opponent. He can take a punch and give one,” Frankie Gomez told Fightnews.com®. “I watched tape on him. He’s a good fighter. he can box.” (more…)



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Quijano ready for Lozano in crossroads fight

Former world title challenger David “Dabo” Quijano (15-5-1, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico, will square off with formerly world ranked local favorite Daniel “Alacrán” Lozano (13-3, 10 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida, on Friday at the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa. The bout is scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBO Latin jr. bantamweight interim title on the line.

Quijano is one of those fighters you can’t judge by his record. His last three opponents (Omar Narvaez, McJoe Arroyo and Emmanuel Rodriguez) consisted of a reigning world champion, a soon-to-be world champion and an unbeaten prospect with a combined record of 57-1-1 at the time he fought them. Quijano went the distance in all three fights and, in fact, has never even been knocked down in his pro career. His chin will be tested again against the biog-punching local favorite Lozano in a bout televised nationally on Telemundo. (more…)



October 21st, 2015

UFC

Smolka Ready for Dublin and the World

Louis Smolka will be the betting favorite this Saturday when he faces hometown favorite Paddy Holohan at UFC Fight Night in Dublin, but the Hawaiian has the hungry mindset of an underdog looking to prove something in the flyweight co-main event. . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilson-Ferrante to collide in Philly gym war

Hard Hitting Promotions is set to make their promotional debut in a big way at the PA Sheet Metal Workers Hall on Friday night, October 30th, with a Pennsylvania cruiserweight championship tilt as Garret “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (15-9-1, 9 KOs) puts his belt on the line against fellow Philadelphian Tony “Boom Boom” Ferrante (13-7, 8 KOs) in the ten round main event of the evening. In the six round co-feature, Philly super lightweight Angel Ocasio (7-0-2, 2 KOs) is set to face Bryne Green (7-8-1, 3 KOs). The undercard is filled with prospects from Philly and the surrounding region, along with some international flavor. (more…)



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Valenzuela-Brock headline in El Paso Nov 14

By David Finger

Boxing fans in El Paso, still recovering from the euphoria of Jennifer Han’s world championship winning performance in September, will have more reason to celebrate as two of the city’s most popular fighters headline a Roy Jones Jr. Boxing promoted card on November 14th at the Southwest University Event Center.

In the main event, local super lightweight prospect Oscar Valenzuela (9-1-1, 5 KOs) looks to finally make his mark in the world rankings as he takes on Demond Brock (9-3, 3 KOs) of Louisiana in a ten round fight for the vacant WBC USNBC lightweight title. Although the USNBC is not regarded as one of the more prestigious regional belts available, it is still seen as a first step in a fighter’s quest to move up the WBC rankings. (more…)



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Avni Yilderim recovers

Avni YilderimThe undefeated and current WBC Intl Silver lightheavyweight champion Avni Yilderim, 7-0-0(4), from Turkey is currently recovering from a nose operation in a hospital in Istanbul.

Yilderim suffered a broken nose in his successful defence against Bernard Donfack last Oct 11 in Herne, Germany. The Turkish rising star had his best win last August when he outpointed former world champion Glen Johnson over 10 exciting and close rounds.

According to Prof dr. Mehmet Nur, who made the operation, Yilderim will be fit to make his next defence on Dec 18 in Dusseldorf, Germany against a still to be selected opponent.

Manager Ahmet Öner of Arena Box-Promotion will promote the show.




October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Ashley Theophane predicts 40th win over Adrien Broner

Amir Khan not giving up on Pacquiao fight

Evander Holyfield raises money for SEALs



October 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Underground: Zimnoch delivers, Glazewski loses again

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Piotr Duszczyk/ringpolska.pl

Undefeated heavyweight Krzysztof Zimnoch (18-0, 12 KOs) was supposed to be a star in Saturday’s Wieliczka “Underground Boxing” Show – and he delivered. Zimnoch scored a second round knockout against Gbenga Oluokun (19-13, 12 KO) in the main event of the ninth edition of the most picturesque boxing event in the world — 400 feet below ground in an 800-year-old located just outside the historic city of Krakow, Poland. Unfortunately, Oluokun seemed happy to be out of the ring as quickly as possible. He went down from a right hand in the first round, and didn’t even try to continue after a similar punch in the second round.

The biggest disappointment of the evening was another defeat suffered by former WBA world title challenger Pawel Glazewski (23-5, 5 KO). After two straight losses, Glazewski was a heavy favorite against unheralded journeyman Bartek Grafka (15-19, 6 KO) but he lost on points over eight rounds. (more…)



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Artur Beterbiev injured in training

Light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) will not be fighting November 28 at the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City. The Groupe Yvon Michel-promoted boxer injured his shoulder during training last week, forcing him to withdraw from his bout. Beterbiev is currently world rated at #2 by both the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO), as well as #3 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) and #4 by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

The decision was made this morning (Tuesday) after the two-time Russian Olympian met GYM’s doctor, Francis Fontaine, and surgeon David Baillargeon determined Beterbiev needs minor but necessary surgery to his right shoulder. “Under my supervision, Artur had a magnetic resonance examination Friday,” Dr. Fontaine explained. “After a meeting this morning, we have decided that Artur’s surgery would be performed in the next few days by specialist Dr. Baillargeon. We expect a complete recovery followed by a return to the ring at the beginning of 2016.” (more…)



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Gradovich, Ruiz, Zewski back in action

By Karl Freitag

A number of notable names will see action on the undercard when WBO jr welterweight champion Terence Crawford defends against Dierry Jean on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Former IBF featherweight champion Evgeny “The Russian Mexican” Gradovich (19-1-1, 9 KOs) will see action for the first time since losing his world title against Lee Selby in May. Gradovich will face Aldimar Silva (19-8, 10 KOs) in a scheduled eight rounder.

Unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz Jr (25-0, 17 KOs) is back in action against Raphael Zumbano (37-11-1, 30 KOs) in a scheduled eight round clash. World-rated Ruiz defeated Joell Godfrey last month, and is penciled in to fight again in December.

Welterweight Mikael Zewski (26-1, 20 KOs) returns against Ayi Bruce (23-11, 9 KOs) in a scheduled ten rounder. It will be Zewski’s first bout since dropping a ten round unanimous decision to Konstantin Ponomarev in May.

Also, unbeaten welterweight Alex “El Cholo” Saucedo (18-0, 13 KOs) takes on Angel Martinez (12-7-1, 8 KOs) in a six round bout, plus super lightweight Julian “Hammer Hands” Rodriguez (10-0, 9 KOs), super welterweight Zsolt Daranyi Jr (4-0, 4 KOs) and local super lightweight Alfredo Martinez (4-0, 2 KOs) are scheduled to face opponents to be named.



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo PPV undercard announced

The undercard was announced today for the November 21 PPV mega-showdown between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez from The Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. WBC super featherweight champion Takashi Miura (29-2-2, 22 KOs) will defend his title for the fifth time against unbeaten Francisco Vargas (22-0-1, 16 KOs) and undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez (23-0-1, 16 KOs) will face Ronny Rios (24-1, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder. An additional televised bout will be announced shortly. There has been media speculation that boxing superstar Andre Ward could be appearing in the co-feature, but as of now nothing is official.

David Itskowitch (Roc Nation Sports): “Bringing sports fans an event featuring what is likely to be the 2015 Fight of the Year in Cotto vs. Canelo is great, but adding a highly entertaining undercard makes it greater. The announcement of these two televised undercard fights brings additional excitement and value for fans watching the event live in Las Vegas or at home on HBO Pay-Per-View.”

Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions): “On November 21, the best fighters in boxing will gather for one epic night in Las Vegas. Audiences will not only see the two biggest stars battle, Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez, but every fighter featured on the card brings the highest caliber of talent propelling the sport further into a new golden age of boxing.”



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Steve Cunningham announces return to cruiserweight at 8th Annual Briscoe Awards

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr. – dcobbjr.com

The Briscoe Awards again honored the best of the Philadelphia boxing scene on Sunday, but this year during the ceremony, some major breaking news was announced by heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham, a former two-time cruiserweight champion. “Can I have your attention?” Cunningham asked the crowd gathered at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia. “This is some breaking news right here. We’ve talked with the team and we made a decision. We’re going to go back down to cruiserweight and become a three-time world champion at cruiserweight. My next fight, in January, is going to be at cruiserweight.”

Cunningham cited his frustration at heavyweight, where he’s been on the wrong end of critical controversial decisions which have stalled his ability to secure a title fight. Cunningham most recently settled for a questionable draw against Antonio Tarver, and lost disputed verdicts against Vyacheslav Glazkov and Tomasz Adamek prior to that.

“These judges are not considering me a heavyweight,” Cunningham said. “They are not understanding what they are seeing in the ring, with me being 204 (pounds) fighting guys 230 (or more). I’m advised by Al Haymon and we’ve made the decision.” (more…)



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC 53rd Annual Convention Preview

By Boxing Bob Newman

In less than two weeks, the World Boxing Council will hold its 53rd Annual Convention in Kunming, China, from November 1st-7th. The host hotel will be the Intercontinental Hotel Kunming. This will be the second convention held in China by the WBC, the first occurring in 2008 at Chengdu. WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman, fresh off a slew of meetings and the huge card (Gonzalez-Viloria and Golovkin-Lemieux) at Madison Square Garden this past weekend, will head off to Kunming early next week, ahead of schedule to personally make sure every detail is attended to for what promises to be an epic convention. While Mauricio Sulaiman oversaw the 2013 convention in Bangkok, Thailand in place of his ailing father, the late Jose Sulaiman, this will be the younger Sulaiman’s second convention as president, after last year’s mammoth event in Las Vegas.

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See the latest agenda for events and meetings scheduled for the year’s gathering…



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Prichard Colon Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to information received, fallen boxer Prichard Colon continues in a state of critical condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. On Monday, Prichard showed small signs of improvement at the neurological level. He exhibited reflexes in his left hand, but he remains in a coma. He is breathing on his own but has a fever. Colon underwent emergency surgery last Saturday night after suffering a subdural hematoma (brain bleed) in his nationally televised bout against Terrel Williams.



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxeo Telemundo hits Tampa Friday

The popular series Boxeo Telemundo Ford continues its fall season on Friday from the A La Carte Pavillion in Tampa, Florida. In the main event, former WBO Latin Champion Daniel “El Alacran” Lozano (13-3, 10 KOs) of Bowling Greens, Florida will face David Quijano (15-5-1, 9 KOs) of Caguas, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for ten rounds with the WBO Latin jr. bantamweight interim title on the line.

Seven more fights round off the show. The first bell at 8:00 PM. Telemundo Network will televise the main event at 11:35 PM EST live in the US. Claro Sports will televise to all of Latin America. Tickets are already on sale at the A La Carte Pavillion 4050 Dana Shores Dr., Tampa or by calling 813-309-9991. The show is being presented by Tuto Zabala, Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc.



October 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Top Rank v. Haymon Update

By Przemek Garczarczyk

In a 24-page ruling, United States District Judge John F. Walter has rendered a decision on Top Rank’s lawsuit against boxing powerbroker Al Haymon and his financial backers Waddell & Reed. Judge Walter granted Haymon’s Motion To Dismiss, but will allow Top Rank to refile an amended complaint with greater detail on or before October 30. The judge also granted Waddell & Reed’s Motion To Dismiss “without leave to amend,” so they appear to be off the hook.

Top Rank’s lawsuit alleged Haymon has engaged in at least four types of anticompetitive and tortious behavior: (1) inducing professional boxers to enter unlawful “tie out” agreements, which prevent the boxers from “freely” or “independently” contracting with legitimate promoters, (2) illegally acting as a promoter and fraudulently operating in the promotion business through a network of “sham promoters,” (3) blocking legitimate promoters’ access to major venues through fraud, overbooking, and other unlawful means, and (4) utilizing predatory “payola” practices, i.e.. preventing legitimate promoters from access to television broadcasters through exclusive dealing, overbooking. and other unlawful means.



October 20th, 2015




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