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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Dirrell-DeGale final press conference

Dirrell-DeGale final press conference

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions The final press conference for Saturday's Premier Boxing Champions on NBC card took place today at historic Fenway ...

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Ramirez opponent named: Derek Edwards

Ramirez opponent named: Derek Edwards

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank Unbeaten WBC #2, WBO #2, IBF #3 super middleweight contender Gilberto 'Zurdo' Ramirez (31-0, 24 KOs) of Mexico announced ...

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IBF Awards Banquet

IBF Awards Banquet

Report/Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The IBF awards banquet closed out the evening Wednesday at Le Centre Sheraton in Montreal, Canada during the 32nd ...

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Dirrell, DeGale workout quotes and pics

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Scale Watch

Morales, Lorenzo make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican ring legend Erik Morales weighed in at 139.7 for his WBC silver super lightweight clash against Francisco Lorenzo 138.38 on Saturday night at the Caliente Estadio in Tijuana, Mexico. (more…)



December 17th, 2010



Boxing News

WBA donates to Kids Hospital

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Executive vice president of the WBA Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, WBA ratings chariman Jose Oliver Gómez and WBA flyweight interim world champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion made the official presentation of the donation of USD $15,000 promised to the Children’s Hospital of Panama from ticket sales at the WBA’s XXII International “KO to Drugs” Festival held October 2. “It is a WBA commitment to make such donations. Boxing must be closer to the needs of society in this case the children of Panama,” said Mendoza.



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Bernestyan defeats Soto

Photos and report by Rocco Morales

Just as is the case today, in December 1984, the heavyweight championship was splintered and divided amongst three different champions. However, instead of two of the champions being Ukranian and the other being British, back in the day American boxers still ruled the heavyweight division and the titlists were Americans Larry Holmes, Pinklon Thomas and Greg Page. 1984 is significant because it was also when the wildly popular Battle In The Ballroom began an amazing 26 year run and helped to bring boxing to a new crowd of boxing who could enjoy an evening of boxing in a hotel ballroom rather than in a grungy old arena. For more details and photos click here…



December 17th, 2010

UFC

Report: Pettis-Henderson

Report by Brady Crytzer

In a fight of the year candidate on the night of the final WEC event, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis used every weapon in his arsenal to defeat champion Benson Henderson via unanimous decision.

Although considered to be a not-so-classic matchup of striker versus grappler, the champion Henderson proved that he had no fear in trading blows with the 23 year old challenger. After both men missed with jumping roundhouse kicks, Henderson was able to slam his opponent to the mat. Though he was down, Pettis was certainly not out and he popped back to his feet after a brief stint on his back. Once standing again, Pettis was able to score with a quick strike that briefly wobbled the champion. Visibly hurt, Henderson shot in for a takedown and ended the round from the top position. (more…)



December 17th, 2010

Scale Watch

Pascal, Hopkins make weight

By Dave Spencer at the scale
Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Bernard Hopkins 174.6 vs. Jean Pascal 174.10
(WBC light heavyweight championship)
Paul Malignaggi 148.8 vs. Michael Lozada 148.6
Peter Quillin 164.14 vs. Martin Desjardins 164.5
Pier Olivier Cote 138.12 vs. Cesar Soriano 138.12
Tyson Fury 268.14 vs. Zack Page 212.3
Kevin Bizier 148.10 vs. Ronnie Warrior 149.2
Daniel Jacobs 164.12 vs. Jesse Orta 164.10
Eric Martel Bahoeli 239.4 vs. Ruben Rivera 261.5
Mikael Zewski 157.3 vs. Leonardo Rojas 159.9
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December 17th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights From Campeche, Mexico

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Jorge Arce 121.5 vs. Adolfo Ramos 121.5
Campeonato Mundial Minimosca Omb 12 Rounds
Ramon Garcia 107 vs. Omar Pastor 107
(WBO interim light flyweight title)
Joksan Hernandez 129 vs. Jorge Lacierva 129
Omar Chavez 147.7 vs. Ignasi Caballero 147.7
Ramon Maas 122 vs. Leopoldo Arrocha 122
Venue: Estadio 20 de Noviembre
Promotor: Zanfer, Top Rank, Gobierno de Campeche
TV: TV Azteca and Fox Sports

Hundreds of fans were in hand for the official weigh-in of the big boxing card that will be held here this Saturday night with three-time world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce taking on Adolfo Ramos in the main event. (more…)



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Prizefighter returns Jan 29

The first Prizefighter tournament of 2011 sees the light heavyweights take over the Olympia in London on January 29. The 16th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man one-night tournament is so far lacking the usual big international name or two. The best known fighter is former British super middleweight beltholder Tony Dodson. The rest of the lineup includes Travis Dickinson, Llewellyn Davies, Menay Edwards, Billy Slate, Joe Smyth, Michael Banbula and a fighter who will be announced soon.



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

LVPD arrest, release Floyd

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was arrested by Las Vegas police last night in a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with an alleged November 15 assault on a security guard. He was picked up at a Las Vegas Casino last night and held until 10:53AM today. Mayweather, who is also currently facing a domestic violence charge from another incident, allegedly poked a security guard in the face with his finger after receiving a parking ticket on November 15.



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Huck, Lebedev make weight

Photo Wende

Here are the weights from Berlin ahead of tomorrow’s WBO cruiserweight title clash:

Marco Huck 199.1 vs Denis Lebedev198.2
(WBO cruiserweight championship)
Yoan Pablo Hernandez 199.1 vs Ali Ismailov 197.5
WBA cruiserweight eliminator)
Alexander Povetkin 229.3 vs Nicolai Firtha 259
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December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Canelo Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Sumio Yamada

Recently it has been known that highly regarded Mexican prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez may land a fight with the WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslay Senchenko in March 2011. For many, it’s a big surprise that Canelo could fight for the WBA and not the WBC title. According to promoter Eddy Reynoso of Canelo Promotions, Alvarez could fight anyone who would provide a better future. European champion Matthew Hatton has also been mentioned as a possible foe. In addition, there is talk of a three fight plan with Golden Boy Promotions culminating in a world title fight in the U.S.



December 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Battle in the Ballroom moving

And it’s getting a new name

It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of a new one. After 26 years at the Irvine Marriott, where the name “Battle In The Ballroom” became synonymous with sold out shows and competitive fights in an intimate venue, renowned Southern California fight promoter Roy Englebrecht has decided that it is time for a change.

So beginning on February 24, 2011, Englebrecht will launch “Fight Club OC,” a bi-monthly series that he promises will feature the kind of boxing action that has brought 38 current and former world champions to SoCal fans hungry for one thing and one thing only – competitive fights.

Englebrecht has teamed up with the OC Fair & Event Center to stage six Thursday night Fight Club OC shows in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Open less than a year the 23,000 square foot venue is the newest and most modern building on the OC Fair property. Designed with an aviation hangar look, its 50 foot high arched ceiling and unique 50 foot high hangar doors, that can be opened during spring and summer nights, give it a big time arena feel, better to now feature the explosive action that only Fight Club OC can deliver. (more…)



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Q&A: Vanes Martirosyan

By Igor Frank

Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan talks about a rumored title shot against WBA world champion Miguel Cotto next March.



December 17th, 2010

Boxing Result

More on Golovkin-Tapia

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Thursday at the Sport Complex “Daulet” in Astana, Kazakhstan, reigning WBA middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin (20-0, 17 KOs) retained his world crown with a triumph in round three over the Colombian Nilson Tapia (14-3-1, 10 KOs). Here are more details on the fight…



December 17th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights From Mazatlan, Sinaloa

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Gil Ramirez 159.50 vs Rogelio Medina 159.50
José “Torito” Rodríguez 107.80 vs Jesús “Tyson” Limones 107.80
Alan “Explosivo” Herrera 130.90 vs Carlos Raúl Guzmán 130.90
Carlos “Chapito” Velarde 107.80 vs Hugo Olvera 107.80
Frank “Jabato” Haros 140.80 vs Esteban Díaz 145.20
Rafael Rosas 118.80 vs Antonio Hernández 117.70
Jasseth Noriega 112.20 vs Martha Molina 112.20
David Cavita 133.10 vs Carlos Gómez 134.20

Venue: German Evers Gym
Promoter: Zapari Boxing Promotions



December 17th, 2010

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Montiel-Donaire

Las Vegas hosts its first world title fight of 2011 when world bantamweight champion Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel defends his title against two-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, in the latest chapter of the storied México-Philippines rivalry on February 19 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Also on the card will be a rematch between undefeated welterweight champion Mike Jones and Jesus Soto-Karass reprising their exciting battle which took place on November 13 under the Manny Pacquiao-Antonio Margarito pay-per-view extravaganza.

Looking for a great last-minute Christmas gift? Tickets to Montiel vs. Donaire, priced at $250, $125, $50 and $25 go on-sale Thursday December 23, at Noon PT at all Ticketmaster locations. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Mandalay Bay at (877) 632-7400 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also will be available for purchase at www.mandalaybay.com or www.ticketmaster.com.



December 17th, 2010

Feature Story

Morales-Lorenzo Presser

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Team Morales

All set for Saturday’s clash between Mexican ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales and Dominican Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. At the final press conference, both Morales and Lorenzo said expect an explosive and strong fight.

Morales stated, “He’s a very experienced opponent who has fought good fighters and it’s guaranteed to be a great show for the fans to come out to support me in my return to Tijuana.” (more…)



December 17th, 2010

Photo Gallery

Bernard Hopkins workout photos

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Two-time world champion Bernard Hopkins trained Thursday night at The Chateau Bonne Entente in Quebec City. As you can see, “The Executioner” is ready for WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) on Saturday from the Pepsi Coliseum in Québec City, Canada. More photos…



December 17th, 2010

Scale Watch

Windy City Fight Night weights

Photo: Tom Barnes

Angel Hernandez 160 vs. Osumanu Adama 159.5
David Estrada 154 vs. Franklin Gonzalez 152
Carl Davis 197 vs. Arthur Williams 200
Donatas Bondoravas 155.5 vs. Brandon Baue 156
Adrian Granados 142. vs Justin Danforth 141
Evgeny Gradovich 126 vs. Tommy Atencio 129
Lamar Russ 160 vs. Eli Augustama 162
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL



December 17th, 2010

UFC

Pettis dethrones Henderson

Cruz defends WEC, wins UFC bantam belt

Results by Brady Crytzer

In a fight of the year candidate on the night of the final WEC event, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis used every weapon in his arsenal to defeat champion Benson Henderson via unanimous decision. Henderson, the fighter thought to be the better grappler of the two, had success with takedowns in round one. In the second round the striking of Pettis dictated the pace of the fight and helped him control his opponent. Round three saw Pettis begin to control the grappling as well as the stand-up and round four saw his well-rounded attack continue. In the final round Pettis connected on Henderson with a leaping spinning roundhouse kick launched from the cage wall. Scorecards read 49-46 and 48-47 twice making Pettis the new WEC lightweight champion.

In the contest to crown the first UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz dominated challenger Scott Jorgensen over five one-sided rounds. Scorecards read the same, 50-45 in favor of the champion. (more…)



December 17th, 2010

Boxing Result

Salita crushes Wayka

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Welterweight Dmitriy Salita (32-1-1, 17 KOs) scored a punishing third round KO over late sub James Wayka (16-10-1, 8 KOs) on Thursday night at the famed Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Salita used a brutal body attack to dropped Wayka twice in round two and twice more in round three before the fight was waved off by referee David Fields. Time was 1:53. Salita claimed the vacant NY State title. Click here for more photos…



December 16th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon at the scale

Christopher Martin 126 vs Yogli Herrera 129
Ronny Rios 128 vs Adolfo Landeros 128
Rolando Perez 140 vs Federico Martinez 140 3/4**
Angel Torres 133 1/2 vs Ronald Hurley 131
Anthony Martinez 147 vs Jaime Orrantia 149
Notes: **Martinez will drop the 3/4 of a pound.
Venue: Four Points Sheraton
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions with Don Chargin Promotions in association with Jorge Marron Productions
TV: Telefutura



December 16th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Sam Cohen

Ray Austin 239 ¾ vs. Odlanier Solis 260
Tavoris Cloud 175 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 174
Ricardo Mayorga 162.5 vs. Michael Walker 160 ½
Darrel Madison 251 ¼ vs. Michael Marrone 260 ½
Eileen Olszewski 110 ¾ vs. Anastasia Toktoulova 109 ½
Angelo Santana 137 ¼ vs. John David Charles 137
Erkan Teper 233 vs. Donato DeMartiis 219 ½
Pedro Rodriguez 195 ¼* vs. TJ Cook 198 ½**

*Rodriguez weighed over contracted weight of 195 by ¼ lb. Weighed 193 ½ on second attempt.
**Cook weighed over by 3 ½ lbs. Rodriguez allowed this weight.
Note: After Mayorga punched Walker a scuffle ensued.
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December 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Can Hopkins live up to Legacy?

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada
Photo: Vincent Ethier

Heading into most fights the most common pre-fight banter heard revolves around such words as battle, victory, and champion. With Bernard Hopkins promising to wear a jersey to the ring bearing the number 45, signifying his age, all the talk leading into Saturday’s showdown has revolved around words such as history and legacy.

Jean Pascal who goes into the fight as Champion is asking just one question: “Can he live up to his legacy?”

“When I was a kid, one of the stories I read was about Winnie the Pooh and how he got his nose caught in a beehive once, in search of honey. I liked that story and it parallels what will happen in this fight. Whether Hopkins should be concerned about his legacy if he stinks up the place, fight dirty, and then loses, this is his problem.” (more…)



December 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Congrats Steve Cunningham

Enad Licina, watch out…IBF cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham has another mouth to feed. On Tuesday, Livvy Cunningham gave birth to the couple’s third child, Cruz Cunningham, who weighed in at 7 pounds and 14 ounces. Cruz joins brother Steve Jr. and sister Kennedy in their father’s rooting section. “We are happy and blessed by the newest addition to our family, now it’s back to business, preparing for a world title challenge with this as an extra incentive for victory,“ Cunningham said.

The champ needs to get right back to work as he is scheduled to defend his title against mandatory challenger Licina. Fightnews.com and Team Sauerland congratulates the entire Cunningham family.



December 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Pascal-Hopkins predictions

Super Six World Boxing Classic semifinalists Glen Johnson and Carl Froch have been in world title fights against Two-Time World Champion Bernard Hopkins and WBC Light Heavyweight World Champion Jean Pascal, respectively, and like Arthur Abraham, they are picking Pascal to beat the 45-year-old Hopkins on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) on Saturday, Dec. 18, from the Pepsi Coliseum in Québec City, Canada.

There are three other world-ranked fighters, however, who feel the wily veteran with 57 career professional fights will have enough to dethrone Pascal. (more…)



December 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Jürgen Brähmer Presser

WBO champ talks about unification clash

Photos: André Latendorf

Universum Box-Promotion will kick-off 2011 with a historic unification clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) and WBA light heavyweight king Beibut Shumenov (10-1, 6 KOs) on January 8th in Shymkent Kazakhstan. Today Brähmer, his trainer Michael Timm and promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl spoke to the press for the first time about the fight at a press conference in Hamburg. Universum Box-Promotion will kick-off 2011 with a historic unification clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (36-2, 29 KOs) and WBA light heavyweight king Beibut Shumenov (10-1, 6 KOs) on January 8th in Shymkent Kazakhstan. Today Brähmer, his trainer Michael Timm and promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl spoke to the press for the first time about the fight at a press conference in Hamburg. (more…)



December 16th, 2010

Feature Story

Malignaggi targets welters

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Story by Rick Scharmberg

Former IBF light welterweight champion Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KOs) makes his return to the ring Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec against Michael Lozada (36-6-1, 29 KOs), in one of the main support bouts on a card featuring Bernard Hopkins versus Jean Pascal for Pascal’s WBC light heavyweight title . . .  Click here for more



December 16th, 2010

Boxing Result

Mphambanyeni-Buthelezi draw

By Ron Jackson

Middleweight Khaphathe Mphambanyeni retained his South African title when he fought to a draw over twelve rounds with Christopher Buthelezi at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Thursday afternoon. Mphambanyeni (6-1-1, 6 KOs) from the Limpopo Province won the vacant title in September this year when he stopped Mthokozisi Malinga in the fifth round, was making his first defence against the mandatory challenger Buthelezi (15-12-2, 6 KOs) from Lamontville, Durban. In a mauling and untidy contest the shorter Buthelezi kept boring in and smothering his taller opponent and with neither fighter dominating a draw was possibly a fair reflection of the fight. One judge scored it for Buthelezi and the other one had it for Mphambanyeni, whilst the third called it a draw. The tournament was presented by Thulani Magudulela.



December 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Georgia promoters unite

By Jose E. Santiago
Photo: Andrew Snook

The two top active boxing promoters in Georgia, Greg Barckhoff of Sports Fan Properties and Shea Bailey of Shea Bailey Promotions join forces in an effort to solidify the best boxers in the first ever Georgia Boxing Championship series. The series is slated to begin on February 25th and will be hosted at the newly renovated Macy’s building at 200 Peachtree in Atlanta. Future fight cards have already been slated for April, June, August, and December. (more…)



December 16th, 2010

Boxing News

Della Rosa-Ayoub Presser

Photo: OPI 2000

Today in Rome, Italy OPI2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) presented to the press the vacant WBC International Championship between Emanuele Della Rosa and Nefzi Ayoub scheduled for tomorrow in Rome. In the photo from left to right Della Rosa, WBC International chairman Mauro Betti and Ayoub.



December 16th, 2010




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