Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr./dcobbjr.com Multiple-time champion Zab "Super" Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) returned to the ring with a two ...

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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Announcement

Coert Fourie dies at 69

By Ron Jackson

Former middleweight contender Coert Fourie has died in Johannesburg at the age of 69. Fourie, who fought in the 1970s, died of a heart attack at Panorama Estates south of Johannesburg last Friday. Fourie and Kosie Smith were debutants when they fought at the Wembley Ice Rink in Johannesburg on February 5, 1968. Fourie was knocked out in the fourth round. Smith went on to win the SA light-heavyweight title and challenged Victor Galindez for the WBA belt. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former middleweight contender Coert Fourie has died in Johannesburg at the age of 69. Fourie, who fought …


Boxing News

Meet boxers in Santa Paula, CA

By Ricardo Conde

The newly opened Extreme Boxing Gym will be having its Grand Opening and will also be hosting a boxing meet and greet this Saturday June 11th from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. The event will include an amateur boxing exhibition, an autograph signing session so fans can have an opportunity to take pictures with boxing superstars and get autographs, a car show, food, live music, a children’s play area, and everyone in attendance will be able to enter into a drawing for boxing memorabilia and much more. Some of the guests in attendance at this free event will be rising stars lightweight Luis Ramos Jr. (19-0, 8 KOs), junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse (28-1, 26 KOs), lightweight Carlos Molina (11-0, 7 KOs), super bantamweight Efrain Esquivias (13-0, 9 KOs), super featherweight Ronny Rios (14-0, 6 KOs), welterweight Hugo Centeno (8-0, 6 KOs), featherweight Abraham Lopez (14-0, 10 KOs), as well as award winning and California Boxing Hall of Fame inductee boxing manager Frank Espinoza Sr., and many other fighters. Extreme Boxing Gym is located at 957 Faulkner Rd. Unit 211, Santa Paula, CA 93060.

By Ricardo Conde The newly opened Extreme Boxing Gym will be having its Grand Opening and will also be hosting …



Boxing News

Narvaez-Urina on Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Andres Narvaez (34-0-2, 19 KOs) will defend against Colombian William Urina (17-1, 14 KOs) at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For Narvaez will be his third defense in less than six months. Narvaez was originally slated to face young Mexican Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr., who pulled out.

On the same card, WBA/WBO female light flyweight titlist Yésica “La Piba de Oro” Bopp (15-0, 6 KOs) faces Yesenia Martinez (9-6, 8 KOs) and current Argentina welterweight champion Hector “El Tigre” Saldivia (37-2, 30 KOs) takes on Brazilian Carmelito De Jesus (14-2, 11 KOs).

By Gabriel F. Cordero Unbeaten WBO super flyweight world champion Omar Andres Narvaez (34-0-2, 19 KOs) will defend against Colombian …


Boxing News

Prizefighter weigh-in results

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Kevin McIntyre 149 vs John-Wayne Hibbert 149
Junior Witter 148.125 vs Nathan Graham 149
Colin Lynes 148.125 vs Bobby Gladman 148.125
Yassine El Maachi 149 vs Peter McDonagh 148.4
Reserves: Chas Symonds 149, James Flinn 148.4
Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky Sports (UK)

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Kevin McIntyre 149 vs John-Wayne Hibbert 149 Junior Witter 148.125 vs Nathan Graham 149 Colin Lynes 148.125 …




Boxing News

Dunkin re-inks Santa Cruz

By Francisco Salazar

Unbeaten bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz has re-signed a long-term deal with Cameron Dunkin, the long-time manager announced to Fightnews.com early Monday morning. Santa Cruz, (16-0, 8 KO’s) from Lincoln Heights, CA, was impressive in stopping former world title holder Jose “Carita” Lopez in the fifth round at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA on Friday night. Two months ago, Santa Cruz was impressive in knocking out Stephane Jamoye in the sixth round in Veracruz, Mexico to win a regional title. Santa Cruz has displayed his punching power in his most recent fights. He has stopped his last six opponents in a row after fighting to six consecutive decision victories. Santa Cruz has recently fought on Golden Boy Promotion cards.

By Francisco Salazar Unbeaten bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz has re-signed a long-term deal with Cameron Dunkin, the long-time manager announced …


Boxing Result

Siyo wins vacant SA jr fly title

By Ron Jackson

Luzuko Siyo won the vacant South African junior flyweight title when he knocked Monwabisi Ngundwana in the eighth round of a scheduled twelve at the Port Alfred Community Hall in the Eastern Cape on Friday night. The title became vacant when Sizwe Sinyabi relinquished it. Siyo from Mdantsane who is ranked at number four in the latest Boxing SA rankings was just too strong for the number one ranked Ngundwana of Port Elizabeth before the knock out in round eight. Siyo improves his record 9-0; 7 and Ngundwana drops 9-4; 6. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Luzuko Siyo won the vacant South African junior flyweight title when he knocked Monwabisi Ngundwana in the …


Boxing News

Roach: Vanes KOs Canelo in 1

Trainer Freddie Roach would like to see WBC junior middleweight silver titlist Vanes Martirosyan (30-0, 19 KOs) face WBC champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in his next fight. “Everybody is talking about how great he (Alvarez) is. I think Vanes would knock him out in one round. Vanes won the eliminator to face him. Lets see how good ‘Canelo’ really is,” Roach stated. Alvarez faces Ryan Rhodes on June 18th. If Alvarez gets past Rhodes, Martirosyan would love to face him in the fall. “I want Canelo next!,” demanded Martirosyan. “I did my part and won the eliminator for the right to face him. Hopefully he does the honorable thing and fights me next.”

Trainer Freddie Roach would like to see WBC junior middleweight silver titlist Vanes Martirosyan (30-0, 19 KOs) face WBC champion …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Adamek tix selling fast

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team

Polish and German boxing fans are ready for the WBC heavyweight championship fight between titleholder Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) and top contender Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) on September 10 in Wroclaw, Poland – just minutes after first batch of tickets (starting for about $30 to $130) became available, they were gone. Overall, 44,000 tickets will be available in the brand new Wroclaw stadium with highest prices for regular tickets approaching $800 and a special 500-seat VIP section for $2,400. (more…)

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Mike Gladysz/Adamek Team Polish and German boxing fans are ready for the WBC heavyweight championship fight …



UFC

Guida spoils Pettis’ ‘Showtime’

By Andreas Hale

Clay Guida’s surge up the lightweight rankings has flown under the radar for far too long. His three straight victories by submission were all impressive, but it was number four that will have Dana White and matchmaker Joe Silva doing a triple take. Maybe now people will take notice of Guida’s prowess after Captain Caveman derailed the prospect of Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and the winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard unifying the WEC and UFC titles. It was an impressive unanimous decision performance that showcased the Greg Jackson pupil’s rough and rugged wrestling prowess at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas. With that being said, it’s Guida’s time to shine and anybody standing in his way will likely get mauled. As he mentioned “Wrestling wins championships.” (more…)

By Andreas Hale Clay Guida’s surge up the lightweight rankings has flown under the radar for far too long. His …


UFC

Ferguson wins TUF

By Anthony Springer Jr.

As it played out on television, Tony Ferguson was the most hated man in MMA. After an altercation with a housemate, Ferguson found himself an outcast in the Ultimate Fighter  house among both Team Lesnar and Team dos Santos. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. As it played out on television, Tony Ferguson was the most hated man in MMA. After …


UFC

Full report: TUF

By Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale

Ramsey Nijem and Tony Ferguson fought through six long weeks of competition and household drama to reach the finals of The Ultimate Fighter. The two welterweights stood on the shoulders of current giants and fellow TUF winners like former champs Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin and Matt Serra. While both men are likely to be seen in the UFCfollowing the season, there can only be one Ultimate Fighter. (more…)

By Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale Ramsey Nijem and Tony Ferguson fought through six long weeks of competition and …


Boxing News

Salido-Lopez II Update

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

A rematch between WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido and former champion Juan Manuel Lopez has been in negotiations for several weeks and all indications are that it will be August 20 or in September. “We are working on that and the date is uncertain. We’re trying to get it in Puerto Rico but September is when we celebrate the Independence of Mexico and that could be a very attractive fight for Top Rank to make in Las Vegas. This is a business and still no date,” said Pedro Hernandez Alvarado, a lawyer for Orlando Piñero, manager of Lopez. It is expected that in the coming weeks they will reach agreement and make an official announcement.

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press A rematch between WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido and former champion Juan Manuel Lopez …



Boxing News

Mexico seeks new boxing idols

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican companies Comex and Corona have joined the World Boxing Council, Promociones del Pueblo and Triple A Luche Libre in search of for heroes in the two sports.

WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman and Reginald Kuchle from Promociones del Pueblo represented boxing when the organizations announced a new project called, “Quien Pinta la Corona?” where the goal is to promote the sport and seeking new idols for boxing and wrestling. (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mexican companies Comex and Corona have joined the World Boxing Council, Promociones del Pueblo and Triple …


Boxing News

Junior’s late surge did it

By Francisco Salazar and Felipe Leon

It was still anyone’s fight entering round ten of Saturday’s WBC super middleweight championship fight between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Sebastian Zbik. Judge Steve Morrow had Zbik up by 87-84, Raul Caiz Jr. had Zbik ahead 86-85, and John Keane had Chavez ahead 86-85. The “Son of the Legend” swept the last three rounds on all cards to pull it out by majority decision to claim his own WBC green belt and begin his own championship legend. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar and Felipe Leon It was still anyone’s fight entering round ten of Saturday’s WBC super middleweight championship …


Column

Monday Morning Recap

By Graham Houston

No one’s pretending that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is the best middleweight in the world, but the son of Mexico’s most celebrated fighter showed guts, determination and stamina in his hard-working and deserved majority decision win over Sebastian Zbik to capture the WBC middleweight title on Saturday night in Los Angeles. It was a fight that saw Zbik having success in the early rounds while Chavez finished strongly. Some of the middle rounds were open to debate, but rounds 10, 11 and 12 were all Chavez.

Chavez showed improvement under trainer Freddie Roach. The Chavez of pre-Roach days might have blown the fight, but Junior dug in and showed the heart and desire of a real fighter. He threw combinations more impressively than I have ever seen him throw them, letting his hands go in a way that impresses the judges. (more…)

By Graham Houston No one’s pretending that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is the best middleweight in the world, but the …


Boxing News

Daniel Geale belted

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Photo: Ray Wheatley

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (25-1, 15 KOs) was presented with the IBF world championship belt at the Grange Gymnasium in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on Monday. Geale performed a boxing clinic to outscore Sebastian Sylvester (34-3-1, 16 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany on May 7 to capture the IBF 160 pound championship. Geale said, “I am very proud to be the IBF middleweight world champion. I want to thank the IBF President Daryl Peoples also the Chairman of the Championship Committee Lindsey Tucker for giving me the opportunity to challenge for the title. Sebastian Sylvester was a very good world champion and he showed great sportsmanship when he congratulated me after the fight.” (more…)

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (25-1, 15 KOs) was presented with the IBF …



Interview

Q&A: Felix Diaz

By Robert Coster
Photo: Diario Libre

In 2008, Felix Diaz won the gold medal in the 139 lb class at the Olympic Games in Beijing. He thus became a national hero in his native Dominican Republic. In the pro ranks, however, it hasn’t been smooth sailing for the 27-year-old welterweight who spots (9-0, 6 KOs) record. “I consider that, as a former Olympic champion, I should be way more advanced in my career. I have only fought once in the last six months.” Last week, Diaz announced that he was parting ways with German Titov Promotions and would not renew his contact with the Russian promotional company. Fightnews sat down with Felix to talk about his present situation and plans for the future. (more…)

By Robert Coster Photo: Diario Libre In 2008, Felix Diaz won the gold medal in the 139 lb class at …


Boxing Result

Igarashi keeps Japanese 112 belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat

Southpaw ex-Olympian, WBC#4/WBA#4 flyweight Toshiyuki Igarashi (14-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, kept his Japanese national 112-pound belt as he was awarded a majority technical decision (78-77 twice and 76-76) over ex-titlist Kenji Yoshida (17-10-1, 5 KOs), 111.75, at 1:14 into the eighth session of a scheduled ten-rounder on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Yoshida kept boring in from the head, which caused plenty of head-collisions, producing a gash over the right optic of Igarashi in the second and then a very nasty laceration on the forehead of himself. Yoshida collapsed from a pain of the last head-butt, which finally terminated the foul-studded contest for the referee to take a technical decision.

Ranked #12 both by the WBC and the WBA, unbeaten 140-pound prospect Yoshihiro Kamegai (18-0, 16 KOs), 145.75, scored a one-punch knockout of Filipino Joel dela Cruz (15-11-2, 6 KOs), 142.25, at 2:05 of the second session in a supporting ten. The hard-hitting Japanese knocked him out of the ropes with a single left hook, but dela Cruz wasn’t a Jack Dempsey that would come back into the ring to finish a Luis Angel Firpo. He was counted out then and there.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

By Joe Koizumi Photo: Boxing Beat Southpaw ex-Olympian, WBC#4/WBA#4 flyweight Toshiyuki Igarashi (14-1-1, 10 KOs), 112, kept his Japanese national …


Boxing News

Boswell-Manswell full report

By Phil Doherty
Photos: THF/Katty Peraza

June marks the beginning of hurricane season and graduation ceremonies in South Florida. Last night at The Seminole Hard Rock Live, a healthy crowd of vocal fans witnessed the pugilistic equivalent of both. The Heavyweight Factory promoted an 8-bout card titled: “Hollywood Fight Night” featuring a rising star, two veterans in search of an elusive world title and two former world champs seeking to regain former glory. The exceptionally-matched fights highlighted a herculean effort from under appreciated boxing matchmaker Johnny Bos. Bos, a member of the Florida Boxing Hall of Fame, worked tirelessly through Friday and into Saturday to secure the right fighters for the right fights. Click here for more photos…

By Phil Doherty Photos: THF/Katty Peraza June marks the beginning of hurricane season and graduation ceremonies in South Florida. Last …


Feature Story

Froch, Johnson speak

“I did enough to win without taking too many risks,” said WBC super middleweight champion/Super Six finalist Carl Froch after his win over Glen Johnson in from of 2,286 at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Johnson stated, “I will just go home and put more effort into it and see what I can bring next time.” (more…)

“I did enough to win without taking too many risks,” said WBC super middleweight champion/Super Six finalist Carl Froch after …


Feature Story

Chavez Jr., Zbik speak

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

No one could have summed up Saturday night better than Top Rank’s Bob Arum as Vanes Martirosyan, “Mikey” Garcia and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. all remained undefeated and took big steps in their respective careers in front of a respectable crowd at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, CA. Super welterweight Martirosyan (30-0, 19KOs) of nearby Glendale, CA, struggled early but was able to stop the tough Saul Roman (34-9, 29KOs) to position himself as the #1 WBC contender to recently crowned Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and captured the WBC Silver belt while Oxnard, CA’s “Mikey” Garcia (26-0, 22KOs) cruised to a fourth round knock out of late sub Rafael “Chocho” Guzman (28-3, 20KOs) in the featherweight co-main event broadcast live by HBO in his charge towards a world title. In the main event, twenty-five year old Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30KOs) of Culiacan, MX, captured his first title and became the first Mexican-born middleweight champion when he was awarded a majority decision over Germany’s Sebastian Zbik (30-1, 10KOs) to strap on the WBC gold and green belt around his waist. Scores were 114-114, 115-113 and 116-112.

“It was a great night for Top Rank,” Arum said to begin the post fight press conference held in the Chick Hearn press room in the bowels of the arena. “Three young stars, Vanes Martirosyan, Mickey Garcia and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., looked spectacular. It is wonderful for me that Julio won the title in LA where his dad won the first title. It just shows the continuity of boxing.” (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photo: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC No one could have summed up Saturday night better than Top Rank’s Bob Arum …


Feature Story

Kessler speaks

Photos by Photo Wende

“It’s great to be back,” said WBC super middleweight world champion emeritus Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 KOs). “Fighting in this great atmosphere with my Danish fans supporting me was fantastic. I have to give credit to Bouadla. He was a tough opponent and refused to give up. I was surprised how many punches he could take. I am pleased with my performance.” (more…)

Photos by Photo Wende “It’s great to be back,” said WBC super middleweight world champion emeritus Mikkel Kessler (44-2, 33 …


Boxing Result

Mundine stops Tolliver

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (42-4, 25 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round stoppage Xavier Toliver (23-7, 15 KOs) on Sunday night at Waitakere’s Trust Stadium in Henderson, New Zealand. The bout ended when Tolliver’s corner threw in the towel even though their man wasn’t particularly hurt. After the fight, Mundine called out WBA champion Austin Trout.

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (42-4, 25 KOs) scored a one-sided seventh round stoppage Xavier Toliver (23-7, 15 …


Boxing Result

Thompson shuts out Arnold

By Shamus Young at ringside

Heavyweight Vincent Thompson shut out Kelsey Arnold over six rounds in a showcase at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA, Saturday night. Thompson had superior hand speed and accuracy, piling up the points while battering the overmatched Arnold for most of the fight. All judges and Fightnews scored the bout 60-54 for Thompson. With the win, Thompson goes to 8-0 with 2 knockouts, and Arnold drops to 4-8-2. (more…)

By Shamus Young at ringside Heavyweight Vincent Thompson shut out Kelsey Arnold over six rounds in a showcase at the …


Boxing News

Veto-Kizza collide October 15

By Oliver Duetschler

Former WBC Youth World champion 22 years old Hungarian Gabor Veto (24-0-0, 18 Kos) will get his long awaited GBU World light-welterweight title shot at former WBC-ABU champion Michael “Iron Bomber” Kizza (22-6-0, 15 Kos)from Uganda on October 15th, 2011 in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The fight was just confirmed moments ago by the headquarter of Global Boxing Union (GBU) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

By Oliver Duetschler Former WBC Youth World champion 22 years old Hungarian Gabor Veto (24-0-0, 18 Kos) will get his …


Boxing News

FIGHT CAMP 360°: Epilogue

Watch the full episode of the final chapter! Explosive details from Pacquiao-Mosley revealed by the cameras of SHOWTIME Sports.

Watch the full episode of the final chapter! Explosive details from Pacquiao-Mosley revealed by the cameras of SHOWTIME Sports.


Boxing Result

Tapia tops Pastrana

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez
Photo by Jose Leon Castillo III

Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Johnny “Mi Vida Loca” Tapia (59-5-2, 30 KO’s) showed that he can still draw a crowd and that he still has some real fight in him. Tapia went eight exciting rounds against former world champion Mauricio Pastrana (35-16-3, 23 KO’s). Each man dropped the other in the middle rounds and both ended the fight swinging. Tapia would take the unamimous decision win with scores of 77-73, 77-73 and 76-74.

In the co-main, “Hurricane” Hector Munoz (19-4-1, 12 KO’s) took care of former Tapia sparring partner Jorge Reyes (21-30-3, 17 KO’s) in 0:24 seconds of the second round by TKO at 147 lbs. In what was expected the be the show stealer of the night Josh “Pitbull” Torres (5-1-1, 3 KO’s, 1 NC) and Canadian Olympian Janks Trotter (4-0, 4 KO’s, 2 NC) fought to a no contest after a clash of heads that opened up a large gash in between the eyes of Torres at 0:29 seconds of the first round in a welterweight bout. In a heavyweight slug fest MMA fighter turned boxer Rocky Ramirez (1-0, 1 KO) took care of the older Eric “The Soldier” Saavedra (0-2) at 2:28 of the second round by TKO. In a female 140 lb curtain raiser, Brenda Gonzales (2-0, 1 KO) won by unanimous decision against pro-debuter Bridgette Ruiz (0-1) after four rounds with scores of 40-36, 40-36, 40-37. The Vincent “Lil Man” Mirabal fight was scratched.

Ringside by Gerardo Martinez Photo by Jose Leon Castillo III Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Johnny …


Boxing News

Huck-Garay July 16th

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) of Germany will next defend his title against former WBA Light heavyweight champion Hugo Garay (34-5, 18 KOs) of Argentina. The bout will take place July 16th in Germany.

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (32-1, 23 KOs) of Germany will next defend his title against former WBA Light heavyweight …


Boxing Result

Botha stops Simba in six rounds

By Ron Jackson

The experience of Francois Botha was just too much for Flo Simba who was stopped at 2 minutes 50 seconds into the sixth round at Emperors Palace, Kempton Park on Saturday night. There was little in it for the first two rounds as both fighters were missing badly and throwing wild punches. However, from round four the 21-year Simba (98.40kg) began to catch the 42-year-old Botha (119.30kg) with some stunning rights to the head and Botha went back to his corner with bruising under the right eye.

Botha 48-5-3; 27 could have shaded the fifth round but appeared to be tiring with Simba 10-1; 9 landing the cleaner punches and possibly ahead going into the sixth round. However, the wily veteran had been setting up Samba for the straight right hand and late in the round after a succession of shots to the head sent Samba stumbling against the ropes and he was on rubbery legs when referee Thabo Spam pool stepped in and waved the fight off. (more…)

By Ron Jackson The experience of Francois Botha was just too much for Flo Simba who was stopped at 2 …


Boxing News

Christy Martin’s broken hand

Photographer Sean “Green Day” Gibbons got a shot of Christy Martin’s broken hand suffered in Saturday night’s bout against Dakota Stone at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Ahead on all cards, Martin was forced to stop due to the severe pain from her damaged hand.

Photographer Sean “Green Day” Gibbons got a shot of Christy Martin’s broken hand suffered in Saturday night’s bout against Dakota …


Boxing News

More on Froch-Johnson

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Nottingham, United Kingdom’s WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended his title and advanced to the Final of the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic against Andre Ward with a majority 12-round decision over Glen “The Road Warrior” Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and live on SHOWTIME®

In the co-feature, Mikkel Kessler of Denmark returned to the ring after a 14-month layoff to knock out Frenchman Mehdi Bouadla in a super middleweight bout at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Froch didn’t have an easy night against the 42-year-old Johnson, who was fighting in his 68th professional fight. He was hit with several right hands throughout the contest, but made an adjustment to his fight plan midway through to pull away in the later rounds.

Japanese judge Nobuaki Uratani scored it 114-114, but was over-ruled by judges John Stewart (117-111) and Mark Green (116-112). For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Nottingham, United Kingdom’s WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended his …


UFC

TUF Finale Quick Report

By Anthony Springer Jr.

Tony Ferguson knocked out Ramsey Nijem to become season 13’s Ultimate Fighter. The season’s villain caught Nijem with a left hook that sent the good guy to the canvas. The official time of the stoppage was 3:54.

Clay Guida out wrestled former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis en route to a unanimous decision victory. “The Carpenter” turned the lights out on “Showtime,” dominating the fifteen minute affair with take downs and a suffocating ground game.

Ed Herman needed just 48 seconds to knock out Tim Credeur. “Shortfuse” blasted the “Crazy” one with a vicious left hook that set up the blows that initially ended the fight.

Kyle Kingsbury bested UFC newcomer Fabio Maldonado via decision in a three round war. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 for Kingsbury, who extends his win streak to four.

In the night’s opening main card bout, Chris Cope outclassed fellow TUF cast mate Chuck O’Neil to earn a unanimous decision victory. All three judges scored the bout 30-27.

By Anthony Springer Jr. Tony Ferguson knocked out Ramsey Nijem to become season 13’s Ultimate Fighter. The season’s villain caught …


Boxing News

Boswell defeats Manswell

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) successfully defended his NABA and WBC Latino heavyweight belts tonight against Kertson “Warrior” Manswell (20-3, 15 KOs) from The Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood FL. Boswell started strong behind 3 and 4-punch combinations in the first round. In the second, Boswell dropped Manswell with a straight right that appeared to catch the Trinidadian heavyweight behind the head. Referee Frank Santore started the 8-count but deducted a point from Boswell as he realized the location of the punch. Amazingly, Boswell spent the fourth round until the final bell fighting with just his left hand due to an injured right shoulder. The injury appeared to be the same one incurred in “The Boz’s” 2003 decision loss to Jameel Mc Cline, who coincidentally appeared ringside for the bout. All 3 judges scored the bout 98-96 for Boswell.

Detroit native and Kronk gym light middleweight prospect Domonique “3D” Dolton (11-0, 6 KOs) moved up to middleweight to earn a tough majority decision over Donatas Bondorevas (12-3-1, 3 KOs) in the co-main event. Dolton’s superior boxing savvy held off the hard-charging Lithuanian enough to earn him the WBC FECARBOX and NABA USA regional belts. Judges scores were 95-93 (twice) and 94-94.

By Phil Doherty at ringside Cedric “The Boz” Boswell (35-1, 26 KOs) successfully defended his NABA and WBC Latino heavyweight …


Boxing Result

Rubio crushes Ramalla

Photos: Alma Montiel

WBC #2 middleweight Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (51-5-1, 44 KOs) the mandatory challenger for new WBC titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., scored a third round KO over Ricardo Marcelo “El Rayo” Ramalla (11-4-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at the Foro Polanco in Mexico City. Rubio, coming off a sensational upset seventh-round TKO over previously undefeated David Lemieux in Montreal in April, was credited with a knockdown at the end of round two and again in round three before the bout was waved off.

WBC #6 super featherweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (17-1, 15 KOs) scored a third round KO over late sub Claudio Rosendo Tapia (20-11-4, 6 KOs). Jardon dropped Tapia in round two and twice in round three to end it. Click here for more photos…

Photos: Alma Montiel WBC #2 middleweight Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (51-5-1, 44 KOs) the mandatory challenger for new WBC titleholder …


Boxing Result

Chavez Jr. dethrones Zbik

By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

“Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over WBC middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (30-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Chavez rehydrated to 180 pounds while Zbik went to 165 after yesterday’s weigh-in. Zbik was much busier and more accurate while Chavez landed the more damaging blows and did some good bodywork to thrill the pro-Chavez crowd. Zbik landed many flush shots to Chavez’ head. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 114-114. After the bout Junior said he won the title for Mexico.

Punch Count:
Chavez threw a total of 796 punches, connecting with 256 (32%)
Zbik threw a total of 834 punches, connecting with 391 (47%)

Chavez threw a total of 724 power punches, connecting with 242 (33%)
Zbik threw a total of 623 power punches, connecting with 335 (54%)
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By Francisco Salazar and Rocco Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. …










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