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Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com West Philadelphia road warrior, Dhafir Smith, 27-24-7, 4 KOs, heads back out on the road ...

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. works out during media day in Oxnard, California for his eagerly-anticipated ...

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready for next road trip

Road Warrior Dhafir Smith ready

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics

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Announcement

Video: “Big” Roy unplugged!



August 11th, 2009



Boxing News

Mayweather Speaks Out

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who returns to the ring to face Juan Manuel Marquez on September 19th, recently answered questions on a variety of subjects. Floyd touched on his return to boxing, President Obama, the Mayweather family, his thoughts on Michael Vick, and of course money. The interview was conducted by SupaKen of Russ Parr Morning Show and the audio is courtesy of Mayweather Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions.



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Tompkins calling “Hook City”

Award-winning boxing broadcaster Barry Tompkins will call all the action for this Saturday night’s “Hook City” pay-per-view card, headlined by 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Video: “Hook City” pre-show!



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Bowles bowls over Torres

Complete cageside report and gallery!

Report by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Photography by Chris Cozzone

In one of the year’s stunning upsets, Brian Bowles knocked out Miguel Torres at 3:57 in the first round to claim the WEC bantamweight title.

In what originally appeared to be a cocky statement considering the former champions 36-1 record, Bowles pledged a first round knockout and made good on his word . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Pacquiao-Cotto

"FirePower" On Sale Aug. 17

The date is set for the mega-fight between boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound king Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and three-time world champion Miguel Cotto. Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto, “FirePower” will take place Saturday, Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. PST/6 p.m. PST. Tickets priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300 and $150 go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Ticket are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

“Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto have reached an agreement to fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 14,” said Top Rank Chief Executive Officer Bob Arum. Top Rank is currently working on a major media tour to commence immediately following Labor Day weekend. Details will be announced in the near future. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Vea returns Friday!

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBC#22 cruiserweight Dominic Vea (11-1, 9 KOs) will clash with New Zealand’s Oscar Siale (10-1, 4 KOs) on Friday with the OPBF title up for grabs at the Blacktown RSL club, Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Vea is in great shape after several solid sparring sessions recently with former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green who is challenging for the vacant IBO cruiserweight crown in Biloxi, Missisippipi on Saturday. Vea captured the OPBF cruiserweight title in 2007 when he stopped Ryosuke Takahashi in eight rounds in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing Result

Onodera keeps Japanese title

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#14 Yosukezan Onodera (20-1-1, 7 KOs), 140, kept swinging roundhouse blows mostly to the target named air, and barely managed to keep his Japanese national super-light belt by a unanimous but disappointing decision (97-91, 98-81 and 97-92) over powerless southpaw Yuji Wauke (12-3, 6 KOs), 139.75, over ten hard-fought but terrible rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Fresh from his upset coronation by dethroning then world-rated Norio Kimura (retired) in his fourteenth defense this April, Onodera was expected to show a good performance in the initial defense before his warm-heated adherents. Too nervous and tense, Onodera forgot textbook jabs and straight rights only to wildly throw looping punches, missing the target time and again. Why could he win? Wauke, the southpaw challenger, was infected with a swine-flu-like swinging decesase and poorly followed the champ’s roundhouse rallies. He hit the deck with the champ’s chopping right in the third, and they were both wasting great amount of energy, hitting the air together all night. Promoter: B-Tight Promotions.



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Bowles rattles the cage

Postfight report of WEC:Torres vs. Bowles

bowlesVStorres0105Report by Anthony Springer, Jr., photos by Chris Cozzone

Shock and disbelief filled the media room following last night’s WEC event at The Joint inside The Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Former bantamweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Miguel Torres (36-2), had been knocked unconscious just minutes earlier . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Classic Jones-Lacy starts today!

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

Kicking off the action, the 2002 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Glen Kelly airs today, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on ESPN Classic. In this fight, Jones puts his hands behind his back, sticks his chin out, then knocks Kelly out with one punch in what Jones calls the “Chicken Wang” punch. Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Arnaoutis returns Aug 27

Junior welterweight contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-3-2, 10 KOs) will make his second straight appearance at North Bergen, NJ’s Schuetzen Park when he faces off with Troy Browning (20-3-1, 8 KOs) on August 27. The 10-round main event will headline the show promoted by Pound4Pound Promotions. “I want to thank John and Pat Lynch for giving me the opportunity to fight in their main event once again,” says Arnaoutis. “Troy Browning is a very tough, rugged opponent who I will not underestimate. He will be coming to win, just as I am, and will be dangerous for the whole fight.”



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Minto-Holmes on Friday!

Photo: Team Minto

Photo: Team Minto

At the conclusion of training camp on Friday, WBO #8, WBA #15 heavyweight Brian “The Beast” Minto (33-2, 21 KOs) announced that his August 14th WBO NABO title fight against WBC #13 Donnell Holmes (31-0-2 27kos) will be televised live on Armstrong Cable and telecasted live at www.MintoFight.com. Armstrong, the nations 16th largest cable operator, has over 5 million subscribers combined throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland. The heavyweight clash may also be watched live worldwide at MintoFight.com, and may be purchased for $9 or 7E. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Diaz-Chavez

Tickets will go on sale today at 10am for the Chicago showdown between former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez set for Saturday, September 26th at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago. Tickets are priced at $151, $101, $76, $51 and $31, and are available through Ticketmaster, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Kingsville, TX

By Jose Reyes

On August 15, 2009, Servando Gonzales of Lone Star Promotions links up with Team Solid Knock Out to provide Kingsville, Texas an entertaining night of professional boxing. It has been 14 plus years since Kingsville Texas has hosted a professional boxing card. The last being 1995 when Harold Warren won the NABF featherweight title and Jesse Benavides fought Manuel Avila in a ten rounder. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Underdog Bowles claims WEC crown

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Anthony Springer Jr. at cageside

In one of the shockers of the year underdog Brian Bowles TKO’ed Miguel Angel Torres in the first round to become the WEC world bantamweight champion Sunday night in Las Vegas. Though Torres was 36-1, the 7-0 Bowles was not afraid to trade heavy punches with the pound for pound standout. After landing a stiff right hand, Torres overcommitted with an aggressive charge and was caught with a short right hook. Once on the ground Bowles rained down devastating blows to the unconcious Torres until the fight was waved off at 3:15.

Bantamweight Dominick Cruz seperated himself from the pack of 135 lb. contenders by defeating Joseph Benividez via unanimous decision. Judges’ scorecards read 29-28 twice and 30-27 in favor of Cruz. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Penn submits Florian; Silva KOs Griffin!

Robert Kravantka and Andreas Hale at the Octagonside
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Former champion BJ Penn returned to the lightweight division this Saturday to face top contender Kenny Florian in the main event of UFC 101: DECLARATION! In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva moved up to light heavyweight to face former champion Forrest Griffin. Click here to see the action packed photogallery and read the full report!



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Flores or Mendoza?

Undefeated American cruiserweight B. J. Flores  takes on the Colombian knockout artist Epifanio Mendoza, on the Aug. 15 PPV-televised “Hook City” card headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy.

Unbeaten NABO cruiserweight champion B.J. Flores, on the verge of a major world title shot, has had an interesting journey during his impressive boxing career . . . click here for full bio on Flores

Columbian knockout artist Epifanio Mendoza has one of the highest KO ratios in boxing today with 25 of 29 victims having been put to sleep.  . . . click here for full bio on Mendoza



August 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Litzau promises fireworks!

Two promising lightweight prospects, Jason “American Boy” Litzau (24-2, 20 KOs) and Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough (21-1-2, 7 KOs), open-up the “Hook City” pay per view this show Saturday night (August 15), headlined by 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), in one of four title fights airing live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi . . . click here for more



August 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Green or Dominguez?

Australian light-heavyweight contender Danny Green takes on the dangerous Julio Cesar Dominguez, of Argentina, on the Aug. 15 PPV-televised “Hook City” card headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy.

Australian power-puncher Danny Green has practically done it all, in and out of the ring. He’s won two world titles in two weight classes, represented his country in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, finished runner-up in his country’s Dancing With The Stars, and was married in Las Vegas by an Elvis Presley impersonator . . . click here for full bio on Green

Like so many South American fighters, Julio Cesar Dominguez can bang with the best. A virtual unknown to American boxing fans, Dominguez has fought as a pro only twice outside of his native Argentina, losing both times, in Germany and the Ukraine  . . . click here for full bio on Dominguez



August 9th, 2009

UFC

Can Bowles score the upset?

Only five months ago, Brian Bowles feared a serious back injury might end his career. Now the unbeaten No. 1 contender claims he’s more fit and explosive than ever and ready to knock Miguel Torres off his pedestal . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Alvarez wins WBC Youth 147 belt

In front of 9,000 cheering fans who filled the Benito Juarez Auditorium in Guadalajara, Mexico, 19-year-old and unbeaten prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped Marat “Huziev” Khuzeev to claim the vacant WBC Welterweight Youth world title. After studying his opponent in the first round, Alvarez came out more aggressive in the second round and scored a spectacular knockout. Time was 2:33. “Canelo” of Guadalajara is currently ranked #4 WBC, #5 WBO, #6 WBA and upped his record to 28-0-1-21 KOs. On the other hand Khuzeev of Miass, Russia dropped to 18-5-1-7 KOs. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

UFC

Penn chokes out Florian!

Silva stops Griffin at UFC 101
Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Octagonside by Andreas Hale & Robert Kravantka

In the main event of UFC 101: Declaration world lightweight champion BJ Penn overcame the gritty challenger Kenny Florian to lock in a fight ending rear naked choke in the fourth round. In round one Florian tested the waters by standing with Penn and was caught with a quick right as time expired. Rounds two and three saw Florian attempt to take Penn to the mat with little success. Though Penn was being outworked the champion was never in danger and hurt his challenger repeatedly with punches. In round four Penn swiftly scooped Florian into the air and slammed him to the mat. After some struggle the champion locked in the fight ending choke at 3:54.

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

In one of the most jaw dropping moments in UFC history pound for pound kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva stood his ground against his most dangerous and largest opponent yet and knocked out former 205 lb. titlist Forrest Griffin with a single right jab. After slipping several punch combinations with stunning head movement, Silva caught the former TUF champion with a stiff right jab that laid Griffin flat on his back. The official time of the stoppage was 3:23 of the first round. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Results from Brownsville, Texas

By Jose Reyes

Paul Garcia Promotions presented “Show Me Don’t Tell Me” boxing event on Saturday night at the Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville, Texas. The main event had bantamweight Alejandro Garcia (6-5, 4 KOs) defeating Gabriel “El Cadete” Rangel (6-6-3, 2 KOs) in a toe-to-toe six round battle. Scores were 58-56 and 55 59 twice for Garcia. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Barrios outpoints Castro!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBO super featherweight champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios (48-4-1, 34 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Moises Castro (27-12-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina. Scores were 119-108, 119-112 and 120-110.



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Jones defeats Arroyo

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten WBA #10/IBF #12/WBO #13 welterweight contender Mike Jones (18-0, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over late sub Lennin Arroyo (20-10-1, 4 KOs) to defend his NABA title on Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City. Jones landed hellacious shots against the very game Arroyo, who showed an amazing chin to battle for the full ten. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Arroyo had stepped in for Ben Tackie, who had stepped in for Larry Mosley, Jones’ original opponent.
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Former Dominican Olympian super middleweight contender Jerson Ravelo (20-4, 12 KOs) took an uninspiring eight round unanimous decision over Willis Lockett (12-9, 5 KOs) by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 77-75.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight Ronald Cruz (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a stoppage at the end of round three due to an ear injury suffered by Julias Edmonds (5-5).
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Junior middleweight Jamaal Davis (10-5, 6 KOs) outpointed Manuel Guzman (6-8-1, 2 KOs) over six by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 60-54.



August 8th, 2009

UFC

WEC at the scales!

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS tomorrow!

From the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. for tomorrow night’s WEC card:

Miguel Torres 134 vs. Brian Bowles 134
Joseph Benavidez 135 vs. Dominick Cruz 135
Danny Castillo 156 vs. Ricardo Lamas 155
Jeff Curran 136 vs. Takeya Mizugaki 135
Leonard Garcia 145 vs. Jameel Massouh 146
Fredson Paixao 145 vs. Cole Province 146
Marcus Hicks 159 vs. Shane Roller 156
Phil Cardella 155 vs. Ed Ratcliff 155
John Hosman 135 vs. Rani Yayha 136
Rafael Dias 145 vs. Diego Nunes 145
L.C. Davis 145 vs. Javier Vazquez 146

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Davis-Simms: full report!

Battle to a Controversial Draw!

By David Robinett at ringside

In a bizarre scene played out Friday night before a packed ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California, former IBF cruiserweight champion Kelvin “Concrete” Davis and Michael Simms battled to a six-round draw in what was publicized and announced as a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout. More troubling than the unannounced change though, which left the ring announcer and the 500 fans in attendance confused for several minutes after the contest was stopped, was Davis and his team’s assertion that they were also not informed the length of the fight had been changed. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Full Report

Dog days of summer

cozzone_anguloVsrosado0007Ringside by Chris Cozzone & Natasha Chornesky

“Perro” Angulo and “The Dog” Dirrell tear into foes at Primm, Nev.:  Taking a pay cut to be a top dog again, Alfredo “Perro” Angulo put his first loss behind him by tearing into victim Gabriel Rosado last night at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.

Crowning “King” Rosado three times in round two, Angulo made a short night on a lengthy card packing nine bouts, two-thirds of which ended by knockout. The card, “Border Warfare,” was televised on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” and promoted by Gary Shaw Productions . . . Click here for full report and photo gallery



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Fitness whiz revs up for Cotto

By Nick Giongco

Somewhere in Los Angeles, a South African conditioning coach is plotting the destruction of boxing’s pound-for-pound king. Phil Landman, tasked to turn Miguel Cotto into a menacing fighting machine against Manny Pacquiao come Nov. 14, is itching to fly to Puerto Rico to begin serious work with that Caribbean nation’s most beloved fighter. “We expect a very tough fight and we will train hard for a 12-round fight,” the 37-year-old Landman told the Manila Bulletin and Fightnews on Friday. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Jones to attend UFC

Eight-time world boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. is taking a well-earned day off from his intense training for his fight next Saturday, August 15th, against Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy on the “Hook City” pay-per-view show live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Jones will be attending tonight’s UFC show in Philadelphia to scout Anderson Silva in order to check out his boxing skills in person.

The “Hook City” pay-per-view show, presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, is being distributed by Square Ring Promotions, Inc. at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in the United States on cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN, DirecTV and Dish Network for a suggested retail price of $34.95, as well as on Super Channel in Canada.

Tickets, priced at $150.00, $125.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 & $25.00 are on sale and available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800.745.3000, on line at Ticketmaster.com and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.



August 8th, 2009

UFC

Bowles ready for Torres!

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS Aug. 9!

Inside the cage, Brian Bowles may be just the man to halt Miguel Torres’ 17-fight win streak. But outside of the cage, in front of throngs of reporters, Torres has been battering the No.1 contender in a ridiculously one-sided war of words . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

UFC

Overachieving underdogs

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

On Saturday, August 8th lightweight challenger Kenny Florian prepares for the biggest test of his career as he battles 155 lb. kingpin BJ Penn in the main event of UFC 101: Declaration .  . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan-Rojas in the works!

By Craig Watt

Australian WBC and WBA superflyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) is likely to make a mandatory defense of his WBC title against Mexican Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) in early December according to his manager Elias Nasser. He told the Sydney Morning Herald that this bout was in discussions, although not yet finalized for the first week in December. This would allow Darchinyan sufficient time for his 44 stitches to heal in wounds received when he lost to Joseph Agbeko in a challenge for the IBF bantamweight title in July. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Boxing Result

Dlamini retains WBF belt!

By Ron Jackson

Mlungisi Dlamini retained his WBF lightweight belt when he beat Francisco Lorenzo on points over 12 rounds in a closely fought bout at the Mangaung Indoor Sports Centre in Bloemfontein on Friday night. The South African won 117-111, 117-113 and 117-112 in a bout that never rose to any heights. The 37-year-old Lorenzo, 134.5, of the Dominican Republic, spent most of the fight pushing and wrestling and even though he was warned on the odd occasion by referee Eddie Marshall he should have had a point or two deducted. Dlamini, 27, struggled against the cagey veteran in the early rounds and battled to get on the inside as instructed by his corner, However, Dlamini, 136.5, who had been missing badly managed to score with some good shots to the head in later rounds to take a hard earned decision. This was a learning experience for Dlamini who saw his record improve (20-0-1, 12 KOs) as Lorenzo dropped to (33-6, 14 KOs). (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Scale Watch

Simms, Davis battle to a draw!

By David Robinett at ringside

Cruiserweights Michael Simms (20-11-2, 13 KOs) and ex-IBF champ Kelvin Davis (24-10-3, 17 KOs) fought to a controversial draw on Friday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento. The bout was announced as an eight rounder, however after six rounds the Simms corner cut off his gloves and the bout was announced as a draw with scores of 58-56 Simms, 58-56 Davis, and 57-57. Apparently the California Commission had only approved the bout as a six round bout, but the Davis camp claimed they had never been informed of this. Promoter Nasser Naivoroni said Simms will next get a shot at NABF champ Matt Godfrey.
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In the semi main, light heavyweight James Parison (12-0, 3 KOs) whitewashed Christian Cruz (12-10-1, 10 KOs) by scores of 60-54 on all cards.



August 8th, 2009




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