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Undefeated #1 contenders Julio César Chavez, Jr. and Yuri Foreman, plus three-time world champion Daniel Santos add more “Firepower” to Top Rank’s blockbuster November 14th pay-per-view PPV card headlined by the Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto welterweight championship, taking place at the sold out MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Chavez (40-0-1, 30 KOs) will be facing Troy Rowland (25-2, 7 KOs) in a ten-round middleweight bout. Santos (32-2-1, 23 KOs) will be making the first defense of his WBA super welterweight title against #1 contender Yuri Foreman (27-0, 8 KOs). Rounding out the televised undercard will be a 10-round welterweight bout between Alfonso Gomez (20-4-2, 10 KOs), an alumnus of season one of “The Contender,” against IBF #5/WBC #7 Jesus Soto-Karass (24-3-3, 16 KOs).
By Joe Koizumi
Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Promotions will present a sensational world title twinbill tomorrow (Saturday) at the Yoyogi Second Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan. WBC super-bantam champ Toshiaki Nishioka (34-4-3, 21 KOs), a Japanese hard-hitting southpaw, will put his belt on the line against ex-WBO titlist Ivan Hernandez (25-3-1, 15 KOs), Mexico, over twelve rounds. Also, unbeaten WBA super-feather kingpin Jorge Linares (27-0, 18 KOs), a Japan-based Venezuelan, will defend his second world belt against also undefeated Juan Carlos Salgado (21-0-1, 15 KOs), an up-and-coming Mexican, over twelve. We saw a weigh-in ceremony, where Nishioka tipped the beam a quarter pound lighter than the limit at 121.75, while Hernandez 122. Linares scaled in at 129.75 to the 130-pound class limit for Salgado. The officials are as follows: WBC 122-pound title bout: referee Mike Griffin (Canada); judges Glenn Trowbridge (US), Bruce McTavish (Philippines) and Douglas Belton (New Zealand); supervisor Gabriel Penagaricano (Puerto Rico). For more details and photos click here…
By Robert Coster
Anselmo Moreno 124 vs Jorge Otero 120
Ricardo Cordoba 123 vs Eddy Julio 122
Augusto Pinilla 129 vs Lucas Gacon 128
Irving Berry 127 vs Armando Cordoba 126
Humberto Pena 114 vs Ezequiel Asprilla 114
Jose Arosemena 155 vs Wilmer Gonzalez 158
Rolando Giono 127 vs Julio Castanos 129
Evens Pierre 140 vs Jose Castro 140
Antonio Fernandez 124 vs Gabriel Dorado 124
Johny Dorisme 121 vs Omar Anderson 118
Gustavo Gomez 121 vs Jose Garcia 120
Promoter: PREMIUM BOXING PROMOTIONS
Venue: Robert Duran Arena
For former middleweight contender Miguel Hernandez, October 30th could be the biggest fight of his career, no small statement considering his resume. With the memory of his gritty, albeit losing, performance against Wayne Johnsen in his opening fight of ESPN’s third season of the Contender now fading, Hernandez knows that a solid win over middleweight prospect David Medina could propel him back into the world rankings and possibly set up a match with the winner of the Hector Camacho Jr. versus Ramon Campas fight in the main event . . . . Click here for more
“LATIN INVASION 2″ will be held at UTEP’s Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. The event will be on live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets for this event available at TicketMaster, or can be purchased at the Don Haskins Center box office, at 915-747-5234.
By Gary “Digital” Williams
The Friday, October 16 Baltimore Pro Boxing card at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore receives a nice boost because IBF #1 ranked heavyweight Alexander Povetkin has been added to the card. The undefeated Russian (17-0, 12 KO’s) will battle “Dangerous” Damon Reed of Topeka, KS (44-13, 31 KO’s) in a scheduled 10-round contest. Povetkin, who won the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, is trained by Teddy Atlas, who will be ringside for Povetkin’s first pro bout in the United States. (more…)
Carl Froch has laughed off Andre Dirrell’s attempts to rile him ahead of their Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown at the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham on October 17th. Froch will defend his WBC World Super Middleweight title against the undefeated American hotshot who has certainly proved a championships contender in the trash talking stakes. (more…)
By Alexey Sukachev
Junior welterweight hope Ruslan Provodnikov (12-0, 7 KOs) will make a quantum leap up in class by facing hard-charging Columbian Breidis ‘Khanqueror’ Prescott (21-1, 18 KOs) in a scheduled twelve-rounder for a vacant WBO Intercontinental title at 140 lbs. The cross-roader, which has been confirmed today by matchmaker Stanislav Bukhlov, will take place on November 28 in Samara during a major show, promoted by Kira Plotnikova, the spouse of late Russian promoter Alexey Plotnikov, who tragically passed away in a car accident in November 2007. Matchmakers are Stanislav Bukhlov and Andrey Katyshev (German Titov Promotions). (more…)
By Alexey Sukachev
Mexican journeyman Fernando ‘El Pillo’ Trejo (30-15-4, 18 KOs) is a man, who will test the ring wisdom and punching power of up-and-coming Russian junior welterweight Denis Shafikov (21-0, 12 KOs). The fight, which is a scheduled twelve-rounder for the vacant IBO Intercontinental 140lb title, will take place on Oct. 24 at Urheilutalo in Helsinki, Finland. Trejo, who was stopped only once in his career on cuts and has sound victories over Jose Armando Santa Cruz and Darling Jimenez, is said to take a tune-up this weekend before flying over to Europe. Shafikov is already 4-0, 3 KOs this year.
The show will be co-organized by the Union Boxing Management and P3 Boxing. The co-featured bout of the evening will see BBU welterweight champion and tough guy Roman Seliverstov (10-8, 2 KOs) defending his IBO I/C title against former world title challenger Cosme ‘El Chino’ Rivera (31-12-2, 22 KOs). More local prospects will see action in an undercard.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Classy Australian featherweight Davey Browne (16-1-1,4KO’s) outscored tough Filipino Reynaldo “Boy of Steel” Belandres (12-1-2,8KO’s) over ten rounds to capture the WBC Youth title at the Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Browne, 5’10, had a four inch height advantage over his opponent but chose to go toe-to-toe with the powerful import. Browne suffered a cut over the right eye in round one and it was inspected by Doctor Lou Lewis at the end of round eight. Both boxers were rocked several times but at the conclusion of ten action packed rounds judges had Browne the winner by scores Will Soulos 97-94, George Pellis 98-92, Kevin Hogan 97-95. For more details and photos click here…
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By Alexey Potapov
WBO light middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (36-0, 22 KOs) is looking to make a unification fight against IBF light middleweight champion Cory Spinks (37-5, 11 KOs) on October 31st in Las Vegas. Dzinziruk spoke about that and many other things in an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com
Hello, Sergiy. Glad to see you again. How are you?
Hi Alex! I’m great, thanks.
There’s talk about a possible fight against Cory Spinks. Is it the truth?
Yes. Now I am at home in the Ukraine. After Universum Box-Promotion couldn’t organize my fight against Paul Williams, I was compelled to break off with this organization. They’re not getting me work. I contacted the managers of Spinks and offered them a unification fight. They suggested we discuss in detail in the USA. Next week I depart to America and I’ll organize that fight and probably and find a new promoter for myself.
Have you met with Klaus Peter Kohl to discuss the situation?
I wanted to meet with him, but probably he didn’t want it. As a result, now I communicate by means of the lawyer.
Why are you interested in a fight against Spinks?
This fight would be interesting to millions to fans of boxing and for a long time I dreamed of fighting in America. Such a fight is the best chance for me. Besides, Spinks wants the fight with me.
You’re not worried about carrying out a fight as soon as October 31st?
No, I keep myself in excellent condition and I perfectly know the style of conducting a fight against Spinks. I’ve seen a lot of his fights.
Do you have a manager?
No. I don’t think that it’s necessary for me. I’ve been in boxing for a lot of years and I also know it as a business. Assuredly I will have an advisor.
I spoke with WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko, he expressed interest in you fighting for his company K2 Promotions. Did you know this?
I want my fights to be seen in the Ukraine. I have agreed to meet with Vitali and talk about it. If conditions suit me, all is possible.
Did you speak with the WBO about your promotional situation?
They have granted me a delay in the defense of the title until February 2010. I should tell them thanks. They have understood the complex situation in which I’m involved.
I know, you wanted a fight against Paul Williams. But he will fight Kelly Pavlik on December 5th. Your prediction for this fight?
I think that chances are 50/50. They’re boxing superstars and everyone has chance to win. It will be an interesting fight.
By Peter Lim
Heavyweight Steve Collins, (21-1, 15 KOs), was lucky to escape with an eight-round unanimous decision win over cross-town rival Billy Willis, (11-17-1, 9 KOs), at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston. Utilizing his hand speed, Willis was faster on the trigger with his left jab and controlled most of the bout with sharp combinations, while Collins loaded up on power punches he fired one at a time. Willis appeared to win the bout by a two-point margin, but the judges saw it otherwise and awarded the verdict to Collins. For more results and photos click here…
Reigning WBA Intercontinental heavyweight champion Denis Boytsov (25-0, 20 KOs) faces the challange of Jason Gavern (18-5-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday in Rostock, Germany. The unbeaten Boytsov (23) is currently rated WBA #5 and WBO #6. Here’s what the Universum heavyweight KO Artist had to say about the fight and much more. (more…)
Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (15-0, 13 KOs) of Cuba is ready to make a statement in his title defense against challenger Whyber Garcia (22-6, 15 KOs) of Panama on Top Rank’s “Island Warriors” – Latin Fury 12 Pay Per View event this Saturday at Madison Square Garden. “I did not lose focus in preparation for this fight because I know that without winning this fight I can’t get to the bigger fight, Juan Manuel Lopez being one of them,” stated Gamboa. “I am completely focused on training for this fight and I am going to do everything possible to keep moving along and keep my record going. I am going to be able to show off my skills, talents and abilities to the world. If I were him, I would want to take notice.” (more…)
One Punch Productions and Fight Factory Promotions will present the final 2009 installment of Ballroom Brawl! at the Downtown Tampa Hyatt Regency on Friday November 6th. The feature bout of the evening will feature rising heavyweight Lenroy “TNT” Thomas (13-1, 8 KO’s). Thomas, originally from St. Catherine Jamaica, now makes his home in St. Petersburg, and is promoted by TKO Boxing Promotions of Las Vegas. (more…)
Myriam Lamare (16-3, 9 KOs), of France, and Ann Marie Saccurato (14-3, 6 KOs), of the United States both weighed in at 140 lbs for their championship bout for the vacant WBF junior welterweight title that will be hosted at the Salle Vallier sports hall in Marseille, France on Friday. Saccurato is the current world WBC lightweight champion and Lamare is the former WBA and WIBF jr welterweight champion.
By Nick Giongco
Manny Pacquiao is picking up more speed and more intensity in his training for the Nov. 14 battle with Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico. “Manny’s improving each passing day,” top trainer Freddie Roach told Manila Bulletin and fightnews after watching the lethal-hitting Filipino lefty rack up his 24th round of sparring on Thursday at the Shape Up Gym in Baguio City. “It was another very god day of sparring,” said the 49-year-old Roach, who has been calling the shots in Pacquiao’s corner since mid-2001. For the third straight sparring day, Pacquiao logged three rounds each with undefeated super-welterweight Shawn Porter and super-lightweight Urbano Antillon, something that brought a smile to Roach’s usually stoic face. (more…)
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Highly regarded Australian featherweight Davey Browne (15-1-1, 4 KOs) will return ring action Friday when he will clash with tough Filipino Reynaldo “Boy of Steel” Belandres (12-0-2, 8 KOs) over ten rounds with the WBC Youth title up for grabs at the Star City Casino, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Browne featured in one of the best Australian fights of 2009 when he extended world rated IBF #10, WBO #11 Billy “The Kid” Dib losing a cut eye decision in eight rounds. On the undercard, super middleweight Zac Awad (12-0-1, 6 KOs) will punch it out with Daniel Pawsey (9-3, 6 KOs) over eight rounds. Former 140 pound world rated Filipino Ranee Ganoy (27-11-2, 23 KO’s) will meet veteran Guillermo Mosquera (41-8-3, 20 KOs) over six rounds. Mosquera holds wins over current IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou and WBO #14 Lance Gostelow. Televised throughout Australia on Foxel cable television network. Promoter Bill Treacy.
By Damrong Simakajornboon
Petchyindee Boxing Promotion recently announced that Pongsaklek Wonjongkam will defend his WBC interim flyweight title against WBC#8 Richard Garcia of the Philippines. This bout will take place at Thara Park in Krabi, Thailand on October 22. Wonjongkam, 32 years old, had successfully kept his WBC 112lb crown for 17 times before losing his title to the Japanese Daisuke Naito. He came back to capture this interim belt on April 24, defeating a high-performance Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda in a unanimous nod. Garcia, 24 years old, is a former PABA 112lb title holder. He has been ranked the WBC top-15 after defeating two-time IBF champion Ratanapol Sor Vorapin on October 3, 2008. Then, he continued his good profile with two consecutive winning in Japan and drew against undefeated Japanese Go Onaga in Tokyo on his last bout. Promoter Virat Vachirarattanawongsi said that the winner of this bout will unify the WBC flyweight title against the winner of Daisuke Naito-Koki Kameda, which will be held on November 29, next February.
Floyd “Money” Mayweather poses with NY Jets QB Mark Sanchez after the Jets practice today in Florham Park, NJ. Mayweather was invited by head coach Rex Ryan to attend and speak to his players. Mayweather spoke with the team after practice, broke down practice with the newest Jet WR Braylon Edwards, and even played some catch with Sanchez.
By Lee Bates reporting from South America
Unbeaten WBO Latino light middleweight champion Diego Chaves of Argentina (12-0, 11 KOs) passed his stiffest test to date by stopping veteran and fellow countryman Walter Diaz (26-8-1, 15 KOs) in round two. Diaz entered the bout with three times the number of fights as Chaves and once fought former world champion Raul Balbi. In round one, Chaves displayed his superior hand speed and power rocking Diaz with several flush combinations. In round two, Chaves turned up his attack and floored Diaz with a barrage of punches. Diaz arose but it was obvious the end was near. Chaves closed on him fast and pinned him against the ropes unleashing lightening fast power combinations punctuated with a vicious straight right that sent Diaz to the canvas again. This time Diaz was counted out. The bout took place at the Club Los Indios, Moreno, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The show was promoted by Mario Margossian.
Juan Carlos Burgos 125.5 vs Yogli Herrera 127.5
Mauricio Herrera 141 vs Cleotic Pendarvis 142
Jonathan Arellano 118 vs Adrian Aleman 120
Alberto Herrera 153 vs Malik Bazille 155
William Williams 213.5 vs Gabriel Silva 220
Oscar Chinchilla 134.5 vs Manuel Delcid 135.5
Venue: Doubletree Hotel
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
IBO welterweight champion Lovemore Ndou consulted highly regarded Fight Doctor Lou Lewis in Sydney today who after examining the eye cut that required five stitches to close gave Ndou the all clear to begin sparring sessions in two weeks and he can now go ahead with IBO title defense against Mathew Hatton in Staffordshire, England on November 13th. (more…)
On November 21, the eyes of the boxing world will once again be on Casino Rama, as one of the sport’s budding superstars, 19 year-old dynamo “Marvelous” Marvin Sonsona (14-0, 12 KO’s) mounts the first defense of his newly captured WBO Jr. Bantamweight World title in the main event of the Rumble @ Rama X. In just his 14th pro fight the teenage sensation lived up to his nickname “Marvelous” when he dominated reigning champ Jose Lopez to clinch a thrilling unanimous decision at Rumble @ Rama IX. Sonsona’s opponent will be WBO contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (22-7-1, 11 KO’s) of Mexico City. A veteran of 30 professional fights at 23 years of age, Hernandez has never been stopped and promises to give Sonsona all he can handle. (more…)
In regards to an information published earlier today, the World Boxing Association wants to inform that in order for the organization to approve any world title fight the involved promoters must submit the appropriate contracts as well as some other paperwork needs to be completed, which is not the case of the proposed rematch between WBA Light Heavyweight champ Gabriel Campillo and challenger Beibut Shumenov. However, the above mentioned rematch has been verbally proposed and is being considered by the WBA World Championship Committee for possible approval.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) takes on King Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) on October 17 in the first Group Stage of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Today Taylor and his coach Ozell Nelson arrived with their team in Germany. After leaving Houston and a stopover in Frankfurt they reached the airport Berlin-Tegel at 12:16, a little bit later than planned before. “I´m happy to be in Berlin again,” Taylor said in a first TV interview at the airport. “It´s an amazing city. I hope to have a little bit time to see more of it. I know Arthur is fighting in his hometown on the 17. I bet at the o2 World he is going to have the crowd behind him. But my preparation was very good and I´m feeling very well. I will be ready for him and I expect a very tough fight.” On Friday the 31-year old super middleweight will do his first trainings session in the capital of Germany. Arthur Abraham, who completes his training camp in Zinnowitz at the Baltic Sea, will be in Berlin from Monday.
Undefeated son of the legend Omar “Business Man” Chavez (17-0-1, 13 KOs) and opponent James Ventry (7-9-1, 4 KOs) pose during workouts for their upcoming six-round special attraction feature fight on Top Rank’s “Island Warriors” – Latin Fury 12 Pay Per View event on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. This will be The 19-year-old Chavez’ first fight since tragedy struck in his July 18 victory against Marco Nazareth, after which Nazareth sadly passed away. “Thank God I had and have the support of many people, critics, the press, my employers, but especially my family,” said Omar. “It shows me that we must move forward. What happened was a terrible accident, that all who practice the sport of boxing are exposed to in the ring, but I must continue my life and my career.” (more…)
Edison ‘Pantera’ Miranda wants to show how serious he is in reaching the next level: moving out of his home in Puerto Rico and enlisting the services of one of the most respected and dedicated trainers in the world today. So, that’s just what Miranda has done by moving to Van Nuys, CA (2 blocks from the gym) and jumping into a dedicated and hard-working training regime with Joe Goossen. Together for three months, both Joe and Edison are extremely pleased with the progress and the high prospects for the future. (more…)
KZ Event Productions, Inc. and Sampson Boxing LLC have announced that the WBA has officially agreed to sanction the upcoming rematch between WBA champion Gabriel Campillo and Beibut Shumenov as a bout for the WBA world light heavyweight championship. The bout will be promoted by KZ and will take place at a date and location to be determined, but in no event later than February 28, 2010.
By Johnny B’
Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Secretary Celia Jackson has named former top amateur boxer Hector Colon from Milwaukee to take on the duties as Wisconsin’s boxing commissioner. Colon replaces long time commissioner Roxanne Peterson who recently retired. Colon was considered by many to be the USA’s top amateur welterweight in 1990s winning approximately eighty-five percent of 90 plus boxing matches in the unpaid ranks. Colon currently works under Jackson as the department’s executive assistant and will retain that position, taking on additional duties overseeing professional boxing shows.
Saturday, October 10, marks the much anticipated return of one of the most explosive fighters of the decade, former WBC super bantamweight champion Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez, who will step into the ring after an 18 months hiatus . . . click here for more
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Story by Bob Hough
Jermain Taylor knows, all too well, that there’s truth in the belief that hard work can earn great success, but with losing focus, that person suffers.
Taylor beat Bernard Hopkins twice, and stood among boxing’s best. He ate more, took life easier, then lost three out of four fights, getting bludgeoned in two of the losses . . . Click here for more
The “Ketsana” hurricane falling on the Philippines had countless people hurt, financially and physically and the WBC would like to offer its modest support to the great people of this extraordinary boxing country. (more…)
Two-time world heavyweight champion John “The Quietman” Ruiz returns home October 15 to replace boxing equipment recently stolen from the South Boston Boxing Club. (more…)
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