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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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UFC

UFC goes 3D!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and VERSUS announced today that the UFC® event airing this Thursday, March 3, will be broadcast in 3D for the first-time ever. The highly-anticipated card, which is headlined by a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann, emanates from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. and will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. (more…)



February 28th, 2011



Boxing News

Amin Asikainen training video

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Super middleweight contender Amin Asikainen prepares for Friday’s European title clash against Piotr Wilczewski. Thebout takes place at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez in LA

Photos: Carlos Delagado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Mexican boxing phenom and top rated contender Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made a personal appearance/autograph session on Sunday at the Anaheim Marketplace in advance of next Saturday’s fight against Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC Super Welterweight World Title at Honda Center in Anaheim. More photos…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Rios vs Barrera?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

New WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios could face ring legend Marco Antonio Barrera in his first defense. Rios’ next opponent will be decided by manager Cameron Dunkin and trainer Robert Garcia, but the match is expected to be against a good name. Before any defense takes place, however, Rios has to recover from a fractured right hand suffered in his thrilling win over reigning titlist Miguel Acosta.



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

De La Mora returns Saturday

By Felipe Leon

Undefeated world ranked and FECARBOX champion David “Morita” De La Mora (22-0, 15KOs) finished off the intense phase of his training camp last Friday for his, Saturday, March 5th bout slated for Rosarito, MX. De La Mora will face a tough test in experienced journeyman Victor “Pantera” Rodriguez (22-19, 11KOs) in a scheduled ten round bantamweight contest. (more…)



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Serrano-Ambriz full report

Photos and report by Rocco Morales

In main event action, an eight round junior welterweight contest, once defeated Aris Ambriz put on a beautiful boxing display to wear down the slightly favored Hector “Teco” Serrano. By unanimous decision victory 79-73, 79-73, 77-75, Ambriz improves to (15-1-1, 8 KOs) while Serrano drops to (13-2, 5 KOs). Although there were no knockdowns, Serrano was a bloody mess for the majority of the fight and Ambriz was moments away from stopping him when the fight ended. For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Results from Minnesota

Photos and report by Jesse Kelley

“Golden” Caleb Truax (17-0-1, 10 KOs) of Osseo, MN remained undefeated Saturday night at the Grand Casino in Hinckley, MN with a hard fought majority decision win over Phil “The Drill” Williams (11-4-1, 10 KOs) of Minneapolis, MN. Truax and Williams battled to a 10 round draw on April 23rd of last year. Both fighters fought cautiously for the better part of the first meeting and after three rounds Saturday night, it seemed fans were in for another cautious chess match. For more details and photos click here…



February 28th, 2011

Boxing News

Brähmer-Cleverly postponed?

Looks like the clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer and interim champ Nathan Cleverly set for April 2 in London could be postponed for undisclosed reasons according to figosport.de. The new date is said to be May 21. The possibility exists that Cleverly might still fight on April 2 with former cruiserweight Enzo Maccarinelli, who would move to light heavyweight, being mentioned.



February 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Rios: ‘I could see the fear’

Postfight report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

There stood Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios in his locker room, surrounded by friends, family, cameras and journalists after his exciting 10th round TKO victory over Miguel Acosta to claim the WBA lightweight title at The Palms in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto in Las Vegas

Photo: Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto arrived Sunday at McCarron Airport in Las Vegas on American Airlines from Fort Lauderdale via Dallas. He spoke to a horde of fans awaiting his arrival, posed for pictures, and signed autographs before heading to the MGM Grand. On Saturday March 12, Cotto will defend his title against Ricardo Mayorga on SHOWTIME Pay Per View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (more…)



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Francisco Palacios training video

By Przemek Garczarczyk and Legacy Boxing

On April 2 in Bydgoszcz, Poland, undefeated #1 rated cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs) will challenge WBC titleholder Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (44-2, 32 KO). “There is only reason Włodarczyk is fighting me – I’m a mandatory challenger, he just has no other choice” – said Palacios. “I’m getting better every minute of my training and will be unstoppable in the ring. Whatever he will try to do, he cannot be prepared for what I will bring – speed, power, agility, you name it, I have it. My training camp is going great and I’m ready to bring a cruiserweight title to Puerto Rico. I want to be as great as our boxing hero Carlos DeLeon.”



February 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Rosado-Davis: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ray Bailey

Saturday night before a packed house in the Grand Ballroom at Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, rising junior middleweight contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (16-5, 9KO’s) captured the interim NABA junior middleweight title with a hard fought twelfth round stoppage of fellow Philadelphian Jamaal “Da Truth” Davis (12-8, 6KO’s). Also on the seven bout card promoted by Peltz Boxing Promotions, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Ronald Cruz (11-0, 8KO’s) continued to impress with a third round stoppage of Dillet Frederick (7-4-3, 4KO’s). For more details and photos click here…



February 27th, 2011

Announcement

Greg Goossen 10 count

Fightnews.com is sad to report the passing of Greg Goossen, 65, a former major league baseball player and member of the boxing Goossen family. After his baseball days ended, Greg worked in boxing with his brothers Joe and Dan Goossen and was involved with the careers of former world champions Michael Nunn and the Ruelas brothers among others. Greg was scheduled to be inducted into the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame on Saturday night. When he did not arrive for a photo session, a family member went to his nearby home and found him. A cause of death has yet to be determined. FightNews offers our condolences to the Goossen family.
Funeral arrangements are pending.



February 27th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Rios vs. Acosta

Ringside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

They say styles make fights, and no two styles meshed better on Saturday night than Brandon Rios’ full steam ahead, take no prisoners style Vs. Miguel Acosta’s constant movement, sharpshooting technique. Unfortunately, one of them wouldn’t reign supreme. At The Pearl inside of The Palms Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 20 KOs) weathered an early boxing clinic to walk down Miguel Acosta (28-4-2) and score an emphatic 10th round TKO victory to claim the WBA lightweight title and, more importantly, climb the ladder in the 135 lbs division.

But it certainly wasn’t an easy fight . . . Click here for more

 



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Next Generation invades AC

Dee Lee Promotions has announced the opponents for the March 4 card in Atlantic City where ‘The Next Generation’ of fighters from the Foreman, Tiberi, and Seldon boxing families will be showcased, along with the ten-round main event featuring USBA junior middleweight champion Derek “Pooh” Ennis (22-2-1, 13 KOs) against Giorbis Barthelemy (24-8-2, 9 KOs).

A featured fight of the evening pits George “Monk” Foreman (10-0, 9 KOs), the son of former heavyweight champion Big George Foreman and a rising young heavyweight against Wayne Hampton (5-5, 3 KOs). Joey Tiberi (2-1, 2 KOs), a promising featherweight and a proud member of the fighting Tiberi clan will battle Shawn Hudson (1-5, 1 KO). Super middleweight son of former heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon, Isiah Seldon (3-0, 1 KO) will step in the ring against Kenneth Moody. (more…)



February 27th, 2011

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 127

Report by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos courtesy of Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Fitch and Penn go toe-to-toe, neither man emerges victorious

For the second time in as many months, a UFC main event ended with no winner and lots of discussion.

Perennial 170-pound title contender Jon Fitch and former two-division champion BJ Penn went at each other for 15-minutes—and both came up on the short end of the stick. Like Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard on New Year’s Day, the bout ended in a majority draw . . . Click here for more

For more info on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Prada wins Fedebol belt

By Robert Coster

On a card dubbed “the Night of Prospects “, Jean Carlos Prada (18-0-1, 12 KOs) of Venezuela won the WBA Jr middleweight Bolivarian Federation (Fedebol) title with a fourth round technical decision over Dominican Jose Vidal Soto (23-7-1, 12 KOs) in the city of San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic. Prada dominated the first two rounds but Soto, urged on by the partisan crowd, started making a fight of it in the third round. Unfortunately, just as the bout was getting interesting, a clash of heads provoked a deep gash on Prada’s right eye, forcing the stoppage of the fight and resorting to the scorecards to declare a winner. (more…)



February 27th, 2011

Feature Story

SHOWTIME telecast recap

Rios-Acosta photos by: Tom Casino / SHOWTIME
DeMarco-Sanchez photos by: Rich Hundley / SHOWTIME

Note: Saturday night’s lightweight twinbill will replay on Tuesday, March 1, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on SHO Extreme and be available On Demand beginning March 1 through March 14.

In an all action fight, Brandon Rios captured the WBA lightweight championship from Miguel Acosta via tenth round knockout in the first night of a stacked 2011 lineup for SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® and SHOWTIME PPV®. In the evening’s co-feature, Antonio DeMarco won a unanimous decision over Reyes Sanchez to become WBC mandatory challenger.

“A star was born tonight,” said Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum as Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs) thrilled the crowd with an action-packed performance and 10th round knockout victory over Acosta at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (more…)



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton backs Foster Jr

Promoter Ricky Hatton says he’ll support Stephen Foster Jr in whatever decision he makes on his future, following a shock European super-featherweight title defeat on Saturday night. Foster was floored five times by mandatory contender Ermano Fegatillo before losing on points in front of a sell-out 2000 crowd at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium. Hatton said: “Steve can go away on holiday to Jamaica, gets his thoughts together and he will come to the right decision on where he goes from here. Whatever he decides, I and everybody at Hatton Promotions will support Steve. The Foster family have been close to me for a number of years and always will be.”



February 27th, 2011

UFC

Penn-Fitch ends in draw

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Results by Anthony Springer Jr.

Jon Fitch and BJ Penn battled for 15 minutes for a shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Both men came up short as the bout was declared a majority draw. Two judges scored the bout 28-28 while the last scored it for Fitch, 29-28.

Don’t make “The Count” angry. After a war of words, Michael Bisping defeated Jorge Rivera via strikes in the second round of their co-main event affair. Rivera taunted Bisping in the run up to the bout and the Ultimate Fighter winner vowed to send the brawler back to the undercards after the match. Bisping finished off Rivera with punches 1:54 into the frame. The win continues Bisping’s march for a meeting with Anderson Silva. (more…)



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Keb Baas retains WBC belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside
Photos: Alma Montiel

WBC light flyweight world champion Gilberto Keb Baas (35-20-4, 22 KOs) retained his world title by TKO at the beginning of round number nine when compatriot and former WBC strawweight world champion Jose Antonio “El Jaguar” Aguirre (35-10-1, 21 KOs) didn’t come out for round nine on Saturday night at the Poliforum Zamna in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. Keb Baas dominated the entire fight and put Aguirre in bad shape near the end. Next up for Keb Baas could be a fight with mandatory challenger Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (20-1-1, 12 KOs). For more results and photos click here…



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rios dethrones Acosta

Photos by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale at ringside

Unbeaten #1 ranked Brandon Rios (27-0-1, 19 KOs) won the WBA lightweight title with a scintillating tenth round KO over reigning world titleholder Miguel Acosta (28-4-2, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Facing his toughest opponent to date, Rios applied heavy pressure but Acosta was able to respond. The lightning quick Acosta rocked Rios with a big right hand at the end of round three. Round four was dominated by Acosta. Rios was able to bull inside and land some big shots in the fifth and Rios turned it around in the sixth when he floored Acosta with a left hook followed by a jab. Now in command, Rios knocked down Acosta again in round eight and finished him in round ten with a brutal barrage in the corner. Acosta’s corner jumped in as Acosta sunk to the canvas. Time was 1:14. (more…)



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Miranda retains WBO flyweight title

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar Miranda (35-5-1, 28 KOs) retained his belt with a fourth round TKO over Arden Diale (14-6-3, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Explanada Estadio Corregidora in Queretaro, Mexico. Diale surprised “Pingo” knocked him down in round one with a right hand, but the champ roared back in round two and floored Diale in both rounds three and four. Time of the stoppage was 1:29. Click here for more photos…



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rosado stops Davis

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Super welterweight “King” Gabriel Rosado (16-5, 9 KOs) scored a twelfth round TKO over Jamaal Davis (12-8, 6 KOs) in a battle for the NABA interim title on Saturday night at Ballys in Atlantic City. The bout ended when Rosado staggered Davis, then jumped all over him to get the a toppage win at 1:01 of the final round.



February 26th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 127 post-fight presser

UFC 127 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 26!

Watch the post fight press conference for UFC 127 live tonight at approximately 10:15PM PT/1:15AM ET on UFC.TV.

For more info on UFC 127 and on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



February 26th, 2011




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