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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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Boxing News

Guzman-Funeka Purse Bid

By Lee Bates

Golden Boy Promotions has won the purse bid and the right to host the vacant IBF lightweight title bout between former two division world champion Joan Guzman (29-0, 17 KOs) and former world title challenger Ali Funeka (30-2-2, 25 KOs). The bout appears to be headed to the televised undercard of the November 28th rematch between IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (24-0, 19 KOs) and challenger Librade Andrade (28-2, 21 KOs) at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.



September 16th, 2009



Boxing News

Special Everlast Discount

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September 16th, 2009

UFC

UFC Fight Night TONIGHT

LIVE on SPIKE TV at 7pm CT/8pm ET/PT

For the first time in 15 years, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is on its way back to Oklahoma. Not since UFC 4 saw the legendary Royce Gracie defeat fellow Hall of Famer Dan Severn in 1994 has the world’s greatest mixed martial arts organization put on a show in the Sooner State. Headlining this event at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City will be a lightweight doubleheader that is guaranteed to shake up the 155-pound weight class. In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter season five winner Nate Diaz will square off against Louisiana knockout artist Melvin Guillard, while the highly-anticipated co-feature sees the return of Roger “El Matador” Huerta against unbeaten contender Gray “The Bully” Maynard. See the action LIVE on SPIKE TV at 7pm CT / 8pm ET and PT.



September 16th, 2009

Boxing Result

Nondqayi tops Arce, wins IBF belt

Soto, Solis victorious
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Photo: Rafael Soto Zanfer/Top Rank

In a clash for the vacant IBF super flyweight title, unbeaten Simphiwe Nondqayi (16-0, 6 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Jorge “Travieso” Arce (52-5-1. 40 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Nondqayi was extremely sharp as he effectively countered the aggressive Arce. Arce showed his warrior’s heart and kept coming, but this was Nondqayi’s night. Scores were 117-112, 116-112, 117-111. There were several delays as rain water that leaked from an overhead canopy had to be removed from the ring at the outdoor venue. The bout was a grudge match as Nondqayi had previously defeated Arce’s brother and “Travieso” had vowed vengeance.
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WBC super featherweight champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (49-7-2, 32 KOs) scored a wild second round TKO over previously unbeaten Aristides Perez (15-1-1, 8 KOs). Both fighters went at it toe-to-toe in round two with Soto rocking, then flooring Perez. Perez beat the count, but the bout was waved off by referee Florentino Lopez. The time was 1:21. It was Soto’s third successful defense.
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Former IBF light flyweight champion Ulises “Archi” Solis (29-2-2, 20 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Dirceo Cabarca (7-4, 3 KOs). Solis dropped Cabarca in round two with a left to the head and again in the sixth with a right hand on the jaw. Cabarca showed good recuperative powers and kept battling despite the two knockdowns. Scores were 80-70 on all cards. It was Solis’ first fight since losing his world title against Brian Viloria in April.
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September 16th, 2009

Boxing Result

Sosa KOs Soto, retains belt

WBC light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (37-5, 20 KOs) made the tenth successful defense of his WBC belt with a sixth round KO over Omar Soto (14-5-1, 6 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Auditorio Siglo XXI in Puebla, Mexico. A big right hand left Soto crumpled in the corner.
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Unbeaten welterweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (29-0-1, 22 KOs) continued his reign of terror in the 147lb ranks, destroying Carlos Leonardo Herrera (21-2, 8 KOs) at 2:46 of round one. The 19-year-old Alvarez successfully defended his WBC Youth belt.



September 16th, 2009

Boxing Result

Sam Peter wins

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In an off-TV fight, former WBC world heavyweight champion Samuel Peter (32-3, 25 KOs) scored a second round stoppage over Ron “Rocky” Bellamy (14-10-4, 9 KOs) in Cancun, Mexico. Peter scored a knockdown late in the first round with a left hook and had Bellamy hurt in the second round with a right hand. Peter had him pinned in the blue corner when the referee stepped in and stopped the fight at 1:01 of the second stanza. Click here for more photos…



September 16th, 2009

UFC

UFC Fight Night at the scales

From the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. for tonight’s UFC Fight Night, live on SPIKE TV:

Melvin Guillard 155 vs. Nate Diaz 156
Roger Huerta 156 vs. Gray Maynard 155.5
Jake Ellenberger 170.5 vs. Carlos Condit 171
Nate Quarry 184 vs. Tim Credeur 186
Brian Stann 205.5 vs. Steve Cantwell 206
Mike Pyle 170 vs Chris Wilson 171
Jay Silva 185 vs. CB Dollaway 186
Phillipe Nover 155.5 vs. Sam Stout 156
Justin Buchholz 155.5 vs. Jeremy Stephens 155.5
Mike Pierce 169.5 vs. Brock Larson 171
Steve Steinbeiss 185.5 vs. Ryan Jensen 186

UFC Fight Night is live on SPIKE TV, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 PM ET/PT: Click here for more info



September 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman on the mound!

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Six-time world champion pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao throws out the first pitch during Filipino Heritage Night at PETCO Park on Tuesday for the San Diego Padres – Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. Pacquiao is in town to promote his upcoming “FIREPOWER” world welterweight championship mega fight against three-time world champion and the pride of Puerto Rico Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao vs Cotto is promoted by Top Rank, in association with MGM Grand and Tecate, will take place, Saturday, November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be available live on HBO Pay-Per-View.



September 15th, 2009

UFC

Maynard ready to ‘bully’ Huerta

Interview by David L. Hudson

Gray “The Bully” Maynard has not lost a fight in his professional MMA career, sporting a record of 7-0 with one no-contest. In his last three times in the Octagon, he has defeated Frankie Edgar, Rich Clementi and Jim Miller. In fact, Edgar’s only loss as a professional was to Maynard and Miller’s only losses have been to Edgar and Maynard. Suffice it to say, Maynard has “bullied” his way to an impressive mark . . . Click here for more

UFC Fight Night is live on SPIKE TV, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 PM ET/PT: Click here for more info

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort is live on PPV, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET:Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

Feature Story

Schaefer talks boxing

Story by Andreas Hale

After last week’s Business of Boxing forum that took place in New York City, giving the media a glimpse into the future of boxing in terms of marketing and bringing the sport to a new generation of fight fans, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer sat down with Fightnews.com to discuss his perspective on boxing and where it is headed . . . Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Mayweather, Marquez arrive at MGM

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Photos by Chris Cozzone

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Six-time world champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. and five-time world champ Juan Manuel Marquez both made their grand arrivals today at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, for their PPV-televised showdown Saturday night at the Grand Garden Arena. For photos of today’s action, click here.



September 15th, 2009

Announcement

Remillard declares himself ready

World ranked featherweight Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard declared himself “more than ready” for his ten round NABF Title bout against undefeated Dominican Rafael Lora as he met the local media and fans at an open workout on Monday afternoon at the Lion’s Den Gym in Middletown, Connecticut.  . . Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

UFC

Brown takes on Aldo Nov. 18!

World Extreme Cagefighting® featherweight champion Mike Brown has built a reputation as a hard-hitting, gritty fighter capable of breaking down his opponents. Similarly, top-ranked contender Jose Aldo has established a name for himself by steamrolling the opposition with explosive punches and devastating knees. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, NV, one of these men will leave the cage as the undisputed featherweight champion of the world. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Full Report

Report-gallery: Julaton-Jeffries

Ringside by Robert Hough & David Finger
Photos by Laura De La Torre

Ana “Hurricane” Julaton fought off the aggressive challenge of veteran Kelsey Jefferies on Saturday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA to claim the vacant International Boxing Association female super bantamweight title in her sixth pro fight. Scores were 96-94, 95-95 and 98-92.  Julaton (5-1-1, 1 KO), a resident of nearby Daly City, fought in front of a raucous crowd of supporters. During the ten-round contest, Julaton tried with some success to keep Jefferies at bay with a jab and did enough when Jefferies got inside to win the nod from the judges . . . Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Sylvester, Lorenzo workout!

Photo: Team Sauerland

Photo: Team Sauerland

Sebastian Sylvester (31-3, 15 KOs) is confident he can keep the IBF middleweight title in the Team Sauerland family as he prepares for Saturday’s showdown with Giovanni Lorenzo. The two top-ranked challengers clash for King Arthur Abraham’s belt in the Hurricane’s backyard of Neubrandenburg. “I am very happy to box in Neubrandenburg,” Sylvester said at today’s media training. “The crowd was fantastic when I knocked out Javier Castillejo and Gaetano Nespro. I hope for the same support again. It will be a very difficult fight against Lorenzo. He is a very strong fighter but I am confident of success.” (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kauramäki wins thriller

By Alexey Sukachev

Kai “Ironman” Kauramäki, 42, the most experienced active Finnish pugilist to date, was on the very brink of defeat this Saturday night in a tough initial defense of his BBU middleweight title at Promenadikeskus, Pori, but dug as deep as you can ever ask for and ultimately found intrinsic resources to stop Czech-based Russian Magomed Abdurakhmanov (now 15-4, 8 KOs) in an all-action war, once long to be remembered in Finland. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Former SA bantam champion dies

By Ron Jackson

Former South African bantamweight champion Simon Skosana died in the Pholosong hospital in Tsakane near Springs on Monday after a short illness. He was 51. Simon who was born in Springs on December 29, 1957 won the SA bantamweight title on February 3, 1984 when he outpointed Phindile Gaika and made successful defences against Richard Smith, Fransie Badenhorst on two occasions, Phindile Gaika and Fundile Shuswana. He also won the Old Buck championship belt outright. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Cotto Tour wrap up

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Edgar Gonzalez

Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao wrapped up their coast-to-coast media tour on Monday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to announce their “Fire Power” PPV bout scheduled for November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. One final event in this media blitz will take place tonight in San Diego as Manny Pacquiao will toss the first pitch to Padres star reliever Heath Bell, who has 37 saves, tied with St Louis reliever Ryan Franklin as the best in the National League. More plus photos…



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Olympian Sutherland dead

Manager Maloney hospitalized

Irish super middleweight Darren Sutherland (4-0, 4 KOs), who won a bronze medal at the 2008, has sadly taken his own life. The 27-year-old was found hanged inside his apartment in London by manager Frank Maloney. Tragically, Maloney himself has been taken to Bromley’s Princess Royal University Hospital suffering from shock and a heart attack. Although he is being kept under observation, the 55-year-old promoter is reportedly well enough to sit up and work on his laptop.



September 15th, 2009

Interview

One on one with Kauffman

Interview by Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos by Jeff Julian

This Friday (September 18th) at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California, undefeated heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman (18-0, 15 KOs) will look to make his mark for contendership when he squares off against hard hitting Tony Grano (15-1-1, 12 KOs). If victorious, the fight will take him one step closer to the elite fighter of the heavyweight division. The Kauffman versus Grano showdown will be shown live at 11 pm ET on the Showtime series “ShoBox The New Generation.” . . . Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

UFC

Stout: ‘Don’t blink!’

Interview by David L. Hudson

Some fighters just make entertaining fights plain and simple. Chris Lytle, for example, will never have the talent of an Anderson Silva or B.J. Penn but he routinely engages in thrilling wars that endear him to anyone who appreciates mixed martial arts – including UFC President Dana White . . . . Click here for more

UFC Fight Night is live on SPIKE TV, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 PM ET/PT: Click here for more info

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort is live on PPV, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET:Click here for more



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Unbeaten heavyweights collide

A bout between unbeaten Spotlight Boxing heavyweight Sebastian Köber (18-0, 13 KOs) and Universum Box-Promotion’s unbeaten Markus Tomala (6-0, 3 KOs) for the interim German heavyweight championship, has been added to the big “Universum Champions Night” show on October 10th at the StadtHalle in Rostock, Germany.
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A planned heavyweight clash between WBA #5 Denis Boytsov (25-0, 20 KOs) and WBA #10 Denis Bakhtov will not take place after the Bakhtov camp unexpectedly called off the fight at the end of last week. Boytsov, however, will remain on the card and a new foe is being sought.
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Champions collide in two female world title bouts as unbeaten WBC/WIBF featherweight champion Ina Menzer meets jr. featherweight champion Esther Schouten in a rematch of their January clash considered by many to be the female fight of the year, and the “Killer Queen” Susi Kentikian will display her spectacular fighting style defending her WBA and WIBF belts against WIBF jr flyweight champion Julia Sahin. Also seeing action will be unbeaten local featherweight star Marcel Meyerdiercks (13-0, 5 KOs) and 2008 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Rakhim Chakhkiev making his pro debut. Opponents will be named soon.



September 15th, 2009

UFC

Lesnar to face Carwin at UFC 106

Brock Lesnar has faced some of the best heavyweight fighters in the world. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® heavyweight title holder dominated seasoned veteran Heath Herring and put away former UFC® champions Randy Couture and Frank Mir. On Saturday, Nov. 21, Lesnar will have to pick on someone his own size when he takes on the undefeated 6-foot-3, 262-pound top contender Shane Carwin at UFC 106: LESNAR vs. CARWIN, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Also on the card, one of the brightest stars in UFC history returns, as former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz battles UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in what promises to be a ground war of epic proportions. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

UFC

WEC inks deal with Setanta

World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today a television agreement with Setanta Sports in Australia. Beginning with the Oct. 10 card featuring an interim title fight between Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson, Setanta Sports will now carry all WEC events live. The agreement gives over 80,000 viewers in Australia access to the best light weight fighters in the world. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Gatti tribute set for Saturday

Fans of Arturo Gatti will not want to miss this night of special events celebrating the unforgettable boxing legend on Saturday, September 19, at Bally’s Atlantic City. In addition to 6 fights packed with the kind of excitement “Thunder” Gatti fans expect, there will be Gatti tributes, videos and special announcements throughout the evening. (more…)



September 15th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Puebla, MX!

Photo: J. Arturo Contreras

Photo: J. Arturo Contreras

By Robert Coster

Edgar Sosa 107.5 vs Omar Soto 106.5
(WBC light flyweight championship)
Saul Alvarez 146.5 vs Carlos Herrera 144.8
Venue: Auditorio Siglo XXI , Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
Promoter: Fausto Daniel Garcia

Edgar Sosa: Simply stated, I am predicting a knockout victory within seven rounds. It will be a great night for Mexico. I don’t underestimate Soto, but I just feel like a tank right now and I’m going to roll all over him.

Omar Soto: The crowd is not going to be in the ring with us. The title is going back to Puerto Rico. Mexican fans are in for a bad surprise.

Jacques Deschamps (Sosa’s manager): Soto is a good fighter but he’s not going to stop the Sosa-express. We have great plans for Edgar for 2010.

Fausto Daniel Garcia (promoter): I expect a great, exciting night for Mexican boxing. Edgar Sosa and Canelo Alvarez are the best we can offer on this historic day of September 15th.
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September 14th, 2009

UFC

Stann ready for rubber match

Story by Brady Crytzer

Former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Brian Stann is fighting Steve Cantwell for a third time. While their first bout was to make a name in the light heavyweight division, and their second to contest a world title, Stann is well aware that the rubber match may be the most vital to his career yet . . . . Click here for more

UFC Fight Night is live on SPIKE TV, Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 PM ET/PT: Click here for more info

UFC 103: Franklin vs. Belfort is live on PPV, Saturday, Sept. 19 at 7 PM PT/10 PM ET:Click here for more



September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Cotto LA Presser

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

By Edgar Gonzalez

Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto brought their cross-country, five-city, two-ocean media tour promoting their November 14 superfight to Los Angeles with an afternoon News Conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Miguel Cotto: I’m going to bring back to Puerto Rico my WBO belt and the new WBC Diamond belt, I promise.

Manny Pacquiao: I will do my best to bring the belts back to my country. I will train hard and give my fans what they want to see.
Click here for more photos…



September 14th, 2009

Announcement

Dennis Dueltgen passes

Tom Casino

Tom Casino

The boxing world lost one of its truly great guys, last night, when longtime Main Events Operations Manager Dennis Dueltgen suddenly passed away while suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

MAIN EVENTS STATEMENT

It is with profound sadness that we at Main Events offer our condolences to his wife, Jill, his children, Deanne and Darryl, his sister, Joanne Dietz, and his brother, Jeffrey Dueltgen.

Dennis was a constant and energetic presence in all of our lives and his absence leaves a void that cannot be filled.  He was always the first one to offer a hand when friends, family and even acquaintances were in need, lifting their spirits with his unique brand of humor as he gladly drove them to numerous doctor appointments and hospital stays, brought them food or ran their errands and did their chores. (more…)



September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather, Marquez LA workout

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez engaged in an open workout on Monday in Hollywood, California in preparation for their PPV clash on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. More Photos…



September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Cancun!

Photo: Zanfer Boxing

Photo: Zanfer Boxing

Jorge “Travieso” Arce 114.9 vs Simphiwe Nondqayi 114.5
(IBF super flyweight championship)
Humberto “Zorrita” Soto 130 vs Aristides Perez 129.6
(WBC super featherweight championship)
Ulises “Archie” Solis 114 vs Dirceo Cabarca 113
Samuel Peter 239 vs Ron Bellamyn 243
Emilio Perea 139 vs Jose Ramirez 139
Venue: Plaza de Toros, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer, Pepe Gomez and Gobierno Del Estado De Quintana Roo
TV: TV Azteca and Azteca America
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September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

BPA holds second meeting

Monday September 14th marked the second meeting of the much anticipated formation of the Boxing Promoters Association (BPA). Progress continued to be made in this historic venture, as once again close to thirty of the United States top promoters met together at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. After an all-day meeting, the promoters established and elected a Board of Directors, three Officers, as well as created eight working committees that will report recommendations to the Association. The Association’s board of directors was voted on by all the members in attendance. After the voting was tallied, it was determined that the Board would be made up of Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, Art Pelullo of Banner Promotions, Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment and Sports, and Don Chargin of Don Chargin Productions.

The Officers elected by the membership were:
Joe DeGuardia, Star Boxing – President
Lisa Elovich, Pugnacious Promotions – Secretary
John Wirt, Square Ring Promotions -Treasurer

The next full meeting of the Association is scheduled for December 7th. (more…)



September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Godfrey-Simms scoring change

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

The California Boxing Commission re-examined the scorecards from Saturday night’s (Sept. 12) boxing card at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento and the check showed that IBF No. 3 cruiserweight contender Matt Godfrey (20-1) won his 10-round main event by a split decision over hometowner Michael Simms (20-12-2) and not by the announced majority decision. The corrected judges’ scores, according to AtCom inspector Mike Guzman, are 96-93 and 95-94 for Godfrey, reigning NABF champ from Providence, R.I., and 95-94 for Simms. There was no even scorecard.



September 14th, 2009

Announcement

Remillard faces undefeated Lora

Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard will face hard hitting undefeated Dominican Rafael Lora on Saturday, September 19th at “A Warriors Homecoming” it was announced today by Chet Koerner, President of TKO Boxing Promotions .  . . Click here for more



September 14th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma update!

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

By Lee Bates

Undefeated WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez (26-0, 24 KOs) easily made the 30 day minimum weight requirement today for his upcoming title defense. Lopez weighed in at 133 pounds which was well below the 140.3 maximum weight allowed. Lopez will defend his title against Rogers Mtagwa on October 10th at the Madison Square Garden in New York. For Lopez it will be his first time fighting at the Madison Square Garden, something he is very aware of and ready to deliver a solid performance. “With this being my first time fighting at the Garden, I really want to deliver a very solid performance for all the fans in attendance,” said Lopez. For more details and photos click here…



September 14th, 2009




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