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

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

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

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

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

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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

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

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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Boxing Result

Marali loses IBO belt in upset

By Ron Jackson

Ji Hoon Kim of South Korea won the IBO junior lightweight belt when he came from behind to stop South Africa’s Zolani Marali in the tenth round at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park Saturday night. In a poor fight, the South African boxing from behind his jab was well ahead on points against the shorter Kim 58.97 kg who spent most of the night rushing in and missing with wild punches. A short right to the jaw, followed by an equally damaging left hook, dumped Marali on the canvas against the ropes in the tenth round. He beat the count but referee Phil Edwards of England, to the surprise of most spectators, almost immediately stopped the fight at 28 seconds into the round. (more…)



September 13th, 2009



Boxing News

SHOWTIME’s boxing lineup!

SHOWTIME SPORTS has announced a strong schedule of boxing programming in the upcoming months. Here’s a rundown:

ShoBox returns to its regular day and time this Friday night (Sept. 18, live at 11p ET/PT) as Travis Kauffman (18-0, 15 KOs) meets Tony Grano (15-1-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round heavyweight fight from the Chumash Resort and Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. The co-feature pits Chris Avalos (11-0, 9 KOs) against Giovanni Caro (12-8-3, 11 KOs) in an eight-round bantamweight fight.
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On Friday, Oct. 2 (live at 11p ET/PT), Allan Green (28-1, 20 KOs) takes on Victor Oganov (28-2, 28 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight fight with Antwone Smith (16-1, 8 KOs) meeting Henry Crawford (22-0-1, 9 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout on ShoBox from the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla.
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The much-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic premieres on SHOWTIME Oct. 17 as Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) faces Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) live from the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham, England and Arthur Abraham (30-0, 24 KOs) meets Jermain Taylor (28-3-1, 17 KOs) on tape-delay from O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany.
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On Saturday, Oct. 31, Joseph Agbeko (27-1, 22 KOs) will face Yonnhy Perez (19-0, 14 KOs) for the IBF Bantamweight Championship on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING.
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On Saturday, Nov. 21, the Super Six World Boxing Classic continues with the Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) vs. Andre Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) WBA Super Middleweight World Championship.
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In another exciting SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING bout set for Dec. 12, Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs) will face Lamont Peterson (27-0, 13 KOs) for the WBO Junior Welterweight Championship. In the co-feature, Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) will battle Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) for the WBC and WBA 115-pound Championship and Joan Guzman (29-0, 17 KOs) meets Ali Funeka (30-2-2, 25 KOs) in a lightweight bout.



September 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Kessler vs Ward is set

Nov. 21 at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

They did it 5,600 miles apart, but Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler both took care of business in similar fashion in front of their fans and television viewers on a special split-site doubleheader ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME Saturday night. Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) remained undefeated, stopping Shelby Pudwill (22-4-1, 9 KOs) at 2:!6 of the third round from the Pechanga Resort and Casino. Earlier in the day, in Herning, Denmark, Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) retained his WBA super middleweight title with a fourth-round TKO over Venezuela’s Gusmyr Perdomo (16-3, 10KOs) at the MCH Messecenter. Ward will now meet Kessler in Group Stage 1 of the celebrated Super Six World Boxing Classic, Nov. 21 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., for Kessler’s WBA world title. (more…)



September 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Marquez lands in LA

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Gene Blevins Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Juan Manuel Marquez poses with a mariachi band on Saturday upon his arrival at Los Angeles International Airport in advance of his September 19 PPV fight against comebacking Floyd “Money” Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. More Photos…



September 13th, 2009

Boxing Result

Cermeño beats Mijares again

WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehomar Cermeño (18-0, 10 KOs) defeated former unified super flyweight champion Cristian Mijares (36-6-2, 15 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to retain his WBA belt on Saturday night at the Arena Monterrey in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Scores were 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112. Cermeño previously won a split decision over Mijares in March. Mijares, who just ten months ago was unified WBA/WBC champion in this division, has since done a spectacular crash and burn, amazingly losing three straight.
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On the same card, El Paso heavyweight contender David “Nino” Rodriguez (32-0, 30 KOs) scored a third-round knockout of veteran Robert Davis (32-11, 20 KOs).



September 13th, 2009

Boxing Result

Godfrey gets by Simms

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Hometowner Michael Simms toyed with an upset by pulling off a first-round knockdown, but lost a majority decision Saturday night to IBF No. 3 cruiserweight contender Matt Godfrey in their 10-round main event, highlighting the Red Lion Hotel’s first outdoor boxing card in Sacramento. “The (only) knockdown should have been the difference,” said Simms (20-12-2), disappointed in the judges’ scores of 96-93, 95-93 and 94-94. (more…)



September 13th, 2009

Boxing Result

Ward KOs Pudwill, Kessler next

Toney destroys Greer
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

By Rocco Morales at ringside

The 2004 Olympic Games gold medalist Andre Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over Shelby Pudwill (22-4-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. Ward, who thoroughly outboxed Pudwill in the first two rounds, dropped him with a left hook in the third round, which opened a nasty cut under Pudwill’s left eye. Smelling blood, Ward went for the kill and had his opponent in serious trouble. Knowing he could do serious damage, Ward signaled referee Pat Russell several times to put a halt to the shellacking and he mercifully did at 2:16 of the third round. (more…)



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Chavez destroys LeHoullier

Nietes edges Vargas; Montiel-Valdez a draw now
Photo: Rafael Soto, Top Rank/Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto, Top Rank/Zanfer

Jr middleweight “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (40-0-1, 30 KOs) destroyed Jason LeHoullier (22-2-1, 8 KOs) in less than a round on Saturday night at the El Palenque Del Recinto Ferial, Tepic, Mexico. Chavez dropped LeHoullier with a left hook and got the stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 2:43. A fight with John Duddy was mentioned for Chavez next.

UPDATE: A bout between WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel (39-2-2, 29 KOs) and Alex Valdez (22-2-3, 15 KOs) has now been declared a technical draw. In a wild fight, Montiel dropped Valdez in round one, but Valdez came back furiously to floor Montiel in round two. Montiel was cut over the left eye seemingly by a punch in round one and that cut apparently later caused the bout to be stopped before the beginning of the fourth round. The fight was originally declared a technical draw, but then it was announced by a member of the local commission that the result was changed to a TKO for Valdez. Now WBO commissioner Luis Perez has officially decreed the bout a technical draw as the cut on Montiel’s left eyelid came before the fourth round. Montiel’s title was not on the line.

In a clash for the undisputed WBO mini flyweight championship, WBO champion Donnie Nietes, (24-1-3, 14 KOs) won a controversial twelve round split decision over interim champion Manuel Vargas (26-3-1, 11 KOs). Nietes did well early, but Vargas pushed Nietes hard the entire fight and was ahead 116-112 on one card, however Nietes prevailed 118-110, 116-110 on the other two cards. For more details and photos click here…



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Calderon defeats Mayol

Rocky Martinez KOs Viloria
Photo: Jose Perez

Photo: Jose Perez

By Lee Bates at ringside

Unbeaten WBO light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (33-0-1, 6 KOs) again retained his title against #1 Rodel “Kid Rapido” Mayol (25-4-1, 19 KOs) by split technical decision on Saturday night at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As it was in their first meeting, it was a closely contested affair. The bout was halted after round seven when once again a clash of heads prematurely ended the bout. Two judges had it for Calderon 68-65 and while the other had it for Mayol 68-65. Mayol was true to his word and really effectively pressured Calderon. Calderon for his part countered effectively in route to the victory. “I want people to understand that Mayol is a much different fighter that Hugo Cazares. He is very intelligent with his game plan. He made me work extremely hard to earn this victory. I have a lot of respect for him,” said Calderon.

In the semi-main event, WBO super featherweight champion Ramon ‘Rocky’ Martinez (22-0-1, 13 KOs) spectactuarly stopped Feider Viloria (22-4-1, 15 KOs) of Colombia by ninth round KO. Martinez showed a new look with his newly tightnened defense but still managed to punish Viloria with body shots throughout the bout. The end came in round nine when Martinez stopped Viloria with a barrage of punches that sent him crashing to the canvas. Only one second was left in the round but Viloria could not beat the count. “I practiced hard on my defense for this fight and I believe it showed. He didn’t want to engage me too much but in the end I was able to break him down,” stated Martinez. For more details and photos click here…



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Get Well Nick Charles!

Showtime sends their best to Nick Charles

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Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In August, Nick Charles, the respected television journalist and play-by-play announcer for ShoBox: The New Generation, took a leave of absence to battle cancer. Although Charles is being cared for at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, his friends at tonight’s ShoBox event at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California want their friend to know that they are thinking of him so they stood together in the center of the ring for this photo. “The entire ShoBox crew wishes Nick a full and speedy recovery. We cannot wait for you to get back to the broadcast table,” said Steve Farhood, the on-air analyst for ShoBox and the broadcast partner with Charles. Everyone in the picture is wearing a “Nick” button to show their support and love for Nick Charles.

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In July 2001, SHOWTIME tabbed Charles as its blow-by-blow announcer for the debut of their boxing series, ShoBox: The New Generation. Charles and Farhood have called the action for nearly every ShoBox telecast since its inception – nearly 135 shows and 275 fights. Tonight will be the first time in years that Charles has not been at ringside for a ShoBox telecast. Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will join Farhood and Al Bernstein as a guest commentator for tonight’s ShoBox event.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Notables like Mayol’s chances

By Lee Bates

Though WBO light flyweight Ivan Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) enters his rematch tonight with his challenger Rodel Mayol 25-3-1, 19 KOs) as a decisive favorite some respectable names feel Mayol is a live underdog.
Bob Arum: The first fight was close before the stoppage. If he can duplicate the same performance he is going to have a chance to win the fight.
Michael Koncz( Mayol’s manager): Mayol is going to have to be more agressive in this fight. It must be effective agressiveness with him throwing a large volume of punches. If he does this he can win this fight.
Freddie Roach: He had a good training camp at Wildcard gym. He is definitely going to be in the fight. It’s a tough fight going up against Calderon but he has a chance to pull off the upset.
Manny Pacquiao (Mayol’s promoter): Mayol is very good fighter. I have a lot of confidence in him that he can win this fight.

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September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kessler TKOs Perdomo

Sauerland Event

Sauerland Event

By Alexey Sukachev

WBA super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32 KOs) successfully defended his title for second time and, what is probably more important, made a final step towards the Super Six super tournament with the fourth-round TKO over mandatory challenger WBA #1 Gusmyr Perdomo (16-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the MCH Messecenter Herning in Herning, Denmark. (more…)



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma vs Pelenchin in January?

By Lee Bates

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told Fightnews.com today that things are looking good for a unification showdown between unbeaten WBO super bantamweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (26-0, 24 KOs) and WBA/IBF super bantamweight champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (33-2, 23 KOs). HBO has already committed to a January 23 date, said Arum, however Junama first has to win his October 10th title defense against Rogers Mtagwa. Nothing has been signed as of yet, but the bout would take place in Puerto Rico.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman in Puerto Rico

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Manny Pacquiao is Miguel Cotto’s hometown of Caguas, Puerto Rico today. Thousands of figt fans are on hand. In interviews before start of the press conference, Pacman stated “”There is going to be a lot of action in the ring. Cotto is big and strong. This will be my hardest fight. Cotto has size, is smart and he’s big – I will train hard.” Trainer Freddy Roach added, “We are about to fight King Kong. That’s how big he is. But we have a game plan. It is a hard fight however.” Click here for more photos…



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Cunningham Looks to Extend Streak

By Bob Ryder

The Royal Oak Music Theatre in suburban Detroit is the site for promoters Carlos Llinas (CLIP) and Ron Remus Productions next presentation on Friday, September 18. Darryl Cunningham will be seeking his 9th straight win in the main event against Mustapha Johnson. Cruiserweight hopeful Isiah Thomas puts his unblemished record on the line against Julius Jackson in another feature attraction. Alexis Hloros on a 12 bout unbeaten run will be facing off against Cameron Allen. Undefeated heavyweight Rich “Super” Power had been sidelined with a hand injury but makes his welcome return on the show. Detroit favorites Pete Cantu, Willie Fortune, Sidney Gurley and Chris Hancock are also all part of the scheduled 10 bout card. Tickets are available at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Box Office at 248-399-2980 or at www.royaloakmusictheatre.com. Doors open 7 PM, First bell is 8 PM.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Fightwriter on Kessler-Perdomo

By Graham Houston

As a prelude to Showtime’s “Super Six” tournament in the super middleweight division, Mikkel Kessler defends his WBA title against mandatory challenger Gusmyr Perdomo in Denmark on Saturday while Andre Ward has a virtual exhibition against the outclassed Shelby Pudwill the same evening. Kessler’s fight will be shown on tape delay while viewers will have live coverage of Ward beating up Pudwill in an absolute mismatch . . .  Click here for more



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Lorenzo invades Germany

Frank Bleydorn

Frank Bleydorn

Giovanni Lorenzo (27-1, 19 KOs) and Sebastian Sylvester (31-3, 15 KOs) will clash for the vacant IBF middleweight title on September 19. Today Lorenzo arrived with his team in Germany. After leaving New York and a stopover in Frankfurt he reached the airport Berlin-Tegel at 7:55 am. The next two days the #1 ranked IBF contender, who was born in the Dominican Republic, will stay in Berlin. Then he will move to Neubrandenburg, where the fight against Sylvester will take place. ”Now it’s my turn and I’m going to come home with the title,“ said the 28-year old Lorenzo. But #2 ranked Sylvester, who yesterday afternoon made his last sparring session for the fight, is also confident to win the title. “I am sure my home fans in Neubrandenburg will help me to leave the ring victorious!”



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Oscar: Floyd the best, but…

“I just have this feeling that Marquez is going to pull this one off,” says promoter Oscar De La Hoya. “I went down to Mexico and saw him train with my own eyes. I saw how much he bulked up. I saw how much strength he has gained. I saw how seriously he’s taking this fight, and I’m convinced he will win this fight. He’s looking sharp, he’s looking fast, he’s looking strong. Floyd Mayweather is the best fighter on the planet, and Juan knows that. He knows he’s up for a big challenge, but he’s ready and he knows that he has to put his life on the line and he’s willing to do that. So it’s going to be one tremendous fighter against another tremendous fighter. And so I think – I just have this feeling after watching Marquez, he’s going to pull it off.” Mayweather and Marquez meet next Saturday in a pay-per-view showdown in Las Vegas.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Malinga wins in 141 seconds

By Ron Jackson

Patrick Malinga (26-6-2, 23 KOs) retained his SA lightweight title when he stopped Vusumzi Tyatyeka (10-1, 8 KOs) at 2:21 into the first round at the Finetown Multi-Purpose Centre in Lenasia, near Johannesburg, on Friday night. Tyatyeka 60.44 kg attacked from the opening bell and stopped Malinga 61.02 kg in his tracks with a straight left and a solid left hook in the first minute of the bout. However, the stronger champion picked up the pace and began to back up the challenger and dropped him to the canvas with a right hook to the jaw. Tyatyeka was badly hurt and just managed to beat the count. Malinga gave him no time to recover and another solid right dropped Tyatyeka flat on his face. Referee Tony Nyangiwe did not even bother to count as he waved the fight off. (more…)



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Maloney: Referee wanted revenge

Chris Royle

Chris Royle

Promoter Frank Maloney has accused referee Terry O’Connor of scoring against his fighter John McDermott as revenge because McDermott’s father Stan McDermott had knocked out O’Connor in a bout 32 years ago. O’Connor controversially scored a 98-92 points winner over McDermott at Brentwood Arena in Brentwood, Essex, UK on Friday. Sky TV commentators, 2000 fans packed into the sold out venue and millions of TV viewers were stunned as McDermott appeared a clear winner. (more…)



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Lopez chops down Mora

Julio takes down Salcido
Big Joe Miranda

Big Joe Miranda

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Lightweight Josesito Lopez (26-3, 15 KOs) brutally battered lanky Anthony Mora (15-4, 10 KOs) for three rounds and Mora did not come out for round four on Friday night in the main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. In another notable bout, heavy-handed veteran lightweight Ilido Julio (39-15-1, 35 KOs) spectacularly knocked out local favorite Dominic Salcido (17-2, 9 KOs) in round five.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

More Pacquiao, Cotto pix

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto faced off Thursday at Yankee Stadium in New York City on the first stop of their cross-country, five-city, two-ocean media tour promoting “FIREPOWER” – their November 14 world welterweight championship super fight. (More)



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Pavel Terekhov

Pavel Terekhov

It’s not often that 6’7 WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko meets someone taller than himself. But that was the case recently when 6’10 Lamar Odom of the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers visited Vitali before a training session at the Pound4Pound Gym in Los Angeles. Klitschko is gearing up to defend his WBC belt against unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Cristobal Arreola at STAPLES Center.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Uicab defeats Hernandez

WBC #7 flyweight Wilbert “Huracan” Uicab (25-5-1, 16 KOs) pounded out a good action twelve round unanimous decision over WBC #6 Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (22-6-1, 11 KOs) Vs. on Friday night at the Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez Marbet Plus Hall in Ciudad Neza, Mexico. Uicab applied pressure throughout the bout and prevailed by scores of 115-113, 116-112, 116-113. The bout was for the NABF and Mexican national flyweight titles.
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Lightweight Mauricio Pintor (2-0), son of former world champion Lupe Pintor, took a four round nod over Édgar Bolaños 1-2.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Oliver defeats Gonzalez

Emily Harney

Emily Harney

“Machine Gun” Mike Oliver won a hard-fought decision to capture the vacant New England and Eastern Boxing Association junior featherweight titles tonight on the “A Night To Remember” pro boxing cared, presented by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc., at historic Plymouth Memorial Hall. Oliver (22-2, 7 KOs) and Gonzalez (9-9, 3 KOs) had previously fought twice with Mike stopping Castulo in the ninth round of their 2006 fight and this past June, in Boston, their fight was halted in the second round and ruled a no contest when Castulo suffered a cut over his eye from an unintentional head-butt. (more…)



September 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Playboy Mansion Weights

Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions

Main eventers weighed-in in Los Angeles Friday for the private show on Saturday on the famed Playboy Mansion. Dannie Williams (left) weighed in at 130 lbs. Eloy Peres weighed in at 129. Pictured with the fighters is Steve Smith from Rumble Time Promotions.



September 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce, Soto Cancun Presser

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer/Top Rank

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer/Top Rank

Jorge “Travieso” Arce (52 -5-1, 40 KOs) and Humberto “Zorrita” Soto (48-7-2, 31 KOs) met the press Friday in advance of Tuesday night’s big fight card at the Plaza de Toros in Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Arce meets Simphiwe Nongqawi in an IBF super flyweight title clash and Soto defends his WBC super featherweight crown against Aristides Perez (15-0-1, 8 KOs). Here’s what they had to say… (more…)



September 11th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Sacramento, Calif

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Weights from Sacramento, Calif., for Saturday night’s first outdoor boxing card at the Red Lion Hotel, promoted by Nasser Niavaroni and Jeff Berger:

IBF No. 3 cruiserweight Matt Godfrey (19-1), 196 1/2, Providence, R.I., vs. Michael Simms (20-11-2), 198, Sacramento, 10-round main event. Otis Griffin (19-6-2), 174, Sacramento, vs. Ernesto Castaneda (11-7-1), 175, Sacramento, 6 rounds. Former 2008 Olympics candidate Stan Martyniouk (6-0), 134 1/2, Antelope, Calif., vs. Jorge Marquez (3-0), 134, Phoenix, Ariz., 6 rounds. Geraldo Lopez (3-0), 151, Vacaville, Calif., vs. Ivan Diaz (2-1), 152, Phoenix, Ariz., 4 rounds.



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Temecula, CA!

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Andre Ward 171.2 vs Shelby Pudwill 170.5
James Toney 217.5 vs Matthew Greer 240
Francisco Santana 153.2 vs Tony Hirsch 154
Vincent Arroyo 142 vs Mike Dallas, Jr. 141.5
Victor Martinez 122.5 vs Rico Ramos 123
Joshua Zurfluh 146.5 vs Terrel Williams 145
Venue: Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
Promoter: Goossen Tutor
TV: SHOWTIME’s ShoBox: The Next Generation
Click here for more photos…



September 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Fury edges McDermott

Photo: Chris Royle

Photo: Chris Royle

By Alexey Sukachev

Rapidly rising British heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury (8-0, 7 KOs) has been seemingly stopped in his tracks by a huge underdog and English champion John McDermott (25-6, 16 KOs) only to be awarded with a highly controversial ten-round decision, which was severely booed by the local crowd at Brentwood Centre in Brentwood, UK. (more…)



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

New opponent for Martinez
Photo: Pr Best Boxing Promotion/Jose Perez

Photo: Pr Best Boxing Promotion/Jose Perez

By Lee Bates

Ivan Calderon 107.4 vs Rodel mayol 107.3
(WBO light flyweight championship)
Rocky Martinez 129.4 vs *Feider Viloria 129.2
(WBO jr lightweight championship)
Juan Mercedes 115.2 vs Robert DaLuz 116.5
Carlos Negron 185 vs Larry Carter 184.8
Venue: Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot, Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best Boxing
For more details and photos click here…



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Roger on Floyd layoff

Floyd “Money” Mayweather is coming back after nearly a two year lay off against Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept 19th, but trainer Roger Mayweather doesn’t think Floyd’s inactivity will be a big problem. “Well I know one thing about layoffs and I know about fighters. If a fighter got skills – the greatest fighters in the world where people don’t even know had layoffs. What did you think Sugar Ray Leonard had? He had a five and a half year layoff. He had two eye detached retina surgeries, right. But he still beat the greatest middleweight. He beat Marvin Hagler when he was laid off five and a half years. When Sugar Ray Robinson was laid off three years, that’s the greatest fighter on the globe. Muhammad Ali was laid off three years,” said Roger. (more…)



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Nayarit, MX

Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank-Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Rafael Soto/Top Rank-Zanfer Promotions

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr 154 vs Jason LeHoullier 154
Fernando Montiel 119 vs Alex Valdez 119
Manuel Vargas 105 vs Donnie Nietes 105
(WBO strawweight championship)
Jose Luis Castillo 145.6 vs Carlos Urias 145
Z Gorres 123 vs Cruz Carbajal 123.5
Brandon Rios 139 vs Daniel Valenzuela 138.4
Jesus Silvestre 105 vs Hugo Olvera 105
Jose Carlos Vargas 118 vs Alexis Gonzalez 118
David Sanchez 115 vs Jose Luis Rosales 115
Armando Mariscal 135 vs Azael Villegas 135
Venue: El Palenque de la Feria, Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Promoter: Top Rank and Zanfer
TV: PPV (TV Azteca in Mexico)
Click here for more photos…



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Chavez, LeHoullier heats up

Far from the combat to combat pressure on his shoulders, Julio César Chávez Jr., looked relaxed and in excellent physical shape for his upcoming bout against Jason LeHoullier on Saturday in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Chavez (39-0-1, 29 KOs) and LeHoullier (21-1-1, 8 KOs) headline the billboard which is presented by Top Rank, Zanfer Promotions and in coordination with the Government of the State of Nayarit, this function will be transmitted by TV Azteca in Mexico and pay-per-view in the United States. Chavez Jr looks thin and in good spirits, he brought his team to the press conference held at the former Palace Hotel Tepic. “I am very happy to be here, and I apologize to all of my fans in Nayarit for the delay of my fight that was going to be last July 25th. A rib injury prevented me from fighting on that date, but now I am healthy and staying in 100% shape, no excuses for anything, I’m ready for Saturday,” said the young native of Culiacan, Sinaloa. (more…)



September 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman update!

Photo:  Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Five-time world champion, pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao signs a poster at the HBO building Friday during the cross-country, five-city national media tour to promote his upcoming “FIREPOWER” world welterweight championship fight against the pride of Puerto Rico, three-time world champion Miguel Cotto, Caguas, Puerto Rico. Pacquiao vs Cotto is promoted by Top Rank, in association with MGM Grand and Tecate, will take place, Saturday, November 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be available live on HBO Pay-Per-View.



September 11th, 2009




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