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Weights from Phoenix

Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Konstantin Ponomarev 148.6 vs. Cosme Rivera 145.6 Trevor McCumby 173.6 vs. Martin Verdin 176 Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.8 vs. Eduardo ...

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Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Orlando Salido 130 vs. Terdsak Kokietgym 130 (WBO interim jr lightweight title) Javier Mendoza 108 vs. Ramón García 108 (IBF jr flyweight title) Angel ...

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Groves-Rebrasse make weight

Groves-Rebrasse make weight

Photos: Philip Sharkey George Groves 167.4 vs Christopher Rebrasse 167.5 George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) and Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) both made weight ...

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Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Gonzalez, Arce face off in Los Mochis

Photos: Zanfer WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge "Travieso" Arce faced off Thursday at the final press conference of their mini-tour to ...

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Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Salido-Kokietgym Final Press Conference

Photos: Zanfer The final press conference was held Thursday for the double world title card taking place Saturday night at the Auditorio Municipal ...

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Boxing News

Ward: Despite my lawsuit against Goossen Tutor Promotions, I have asked Dan Goossen to set up my next fight ASAP

Andre Ward Official Statement: I want to clear up all the speculation about when I will fight next. Reports that I am holding out or don’t want to fight are simply untrue. My fans should know that despite my lawsuit against Goossen Tutor Promotions, I have asked Dan Goossen to set up my next fight as soon as possible. Actually, I’ve been ready to fight since December. I know this a frustrating time for my fans and I appreciate your patience and all the encouragement you’ve given me. I hope to be back in the ring very soon.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman, Diaz, Matthysse, Molina, Figueroa, Belmontes all make weight

Keith Thurman 145.5 vs. Julio Diaz 146.75
(WBA interim welterweight title)

Lucas Matthysse 140 vs. John Molina 139.25

Omar Figueroa 134.75 vs. Jerry Belmontes 134.75
(WBC lightweight title)

Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Showtime



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada, Mepranum make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Juan Francisco Estrada 112 vs. Richie Mepranum 112
(WBA/WBO flyweight titles)

Hernan Marquez 117.5 vs. John Mark Apolinario 117.5

Venue: Centro Convenciones, Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer

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April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Lebedev-Jones II called off

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Today’s highly anticipated WBA cruiserweight title rematch in Moscow between Guillermo Jones and WBA regular world champion Dennis Lebedev has now been called off following Jones’ failed drug test. There were discussions about going ahead with the fight as a non-title affair, but ultimately it was decided to cancel the fight. According to WBA VP Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, “At this point Guillermo Jones’ fate is on sample “B”. His representative must challenge the findings by Swiss lab.”



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Security thwarts Briggs’ pie plan for Klitschko

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (53-6-1, 47 KOs) once again made his presence felt in Germany, attending the weigh-in today of unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory challenger Alex Leapai. The shirtless Briggs didn’t show up empty handed, bringing with him Germany’s most expensive and popular pie. No official word on what Briggs intentions were with the pie but security on hand weren’t taking any chances and stopped Briggs before he could get close enough to deliver the pie to Klitschko. Briggs has been a big hit all week in Germany and was swarmed by fans seeking autographs and “selfies” for which he gladly complied. The atmosphere around him was almost like it was Briggs who would be fighting Klitschko Saturday night. More photos



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

CONFIRMED: Guillermo Jones tests positive again

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian WBA cruiserweight champion in recess Guillermo Jones has again tested positive for the substance Furosemide. Jones’ “A” sample tested positive in anti doping results from a neutral lab, Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses (LAD). In a few hours, Jones is scheduled to face WBA regular world champion Dennis Lebedev in Moscow. They are now meeting to discuss the situation. The fight may go on as a non-title bout. Jones was stripped of the WBA title after their first fight after testing positive for the SAME banned substance.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Leapai outweighs Klitschko

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Photo: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG; www.michaelsterlingeaton.com

IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO World Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko and his Australian contender Alex Leapai stepped on the scales today in Oberhausen, Germany.

The 6’6 Klitschko (61-3, 51 KOs) weighed 112,2 kilograms or 247.4 lbs, while the 6′ Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) scaled in at 112,5 kilograms or 248 lbs. The fight will be shown live on RTL in Germany. ESPN will show the fight in the US.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Fernando upsets Dominguez

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

A festival of club-level four rounders was presented by new Tijuana promoter Gonzalez Boxing Club Promotions last night at the Hangar 27 nightclub in the Rio district of the border city. Despite the nine-scheduled bouts only going four rounds or less, a healthy array of talent from Tijuana and across the border was on tap to give the small but enthusiastic crowd a full night of professional boxing. In the main event, a small upset was witnessed when former MMA and Muay Thai fighter Fernando Fernandez (1-0, 1KO) made the jump to the boxing ranks to stop Juan “Buffalo” Dominguez (4-2, 2KOs), both of Tijuana, in the first round of a scheduled four in the heavyweight division.

The well-over six foot tall and 264.5-pound Fernandez looked solid enough with his boxing skills to attack Dominguez early with a solid jab. The lighter and more mobile Dominguez moved around looking for a way to get on the inside against his much taller opponent. Twenty seconds into the round Dominguez moved near a neutral corner and there is where Fernandez caught him with a left hook through the high guard of Dominguez followed by a left uppercut which dropped Dominguez with a thud. No count was given as referee Juan Morales Lee waived off the bout and called the ringside doctor to check on Dominguez. After about a minute, Dominguez was able to reach his feet on his own accord. (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Seldin stops Acuna in seven

Photos: Star Boxing

In front of another standing room only crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, hot junior welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, stayed undefeated with a seventh round stoppage of Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo Acuna. Dropping Acuna in the opening stanza with a crunching right hand to the body Seldin took control of the action immediately. Although outgunned, Acuna fought bravely the entire fight forcing Seldin to work hard throughout the scheduled eight rounder.
In the seventh, Seldin turned up the heat on Acuna and referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the clash under a barrage of punches from the fan favorite. With the win Seldin improves to 13-0, 10 KOs, while Acuna moves to 14-14, 11 KOs. (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Colon, Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hernán Cortes 114.75 vs Jonathan Arias 113.75
(WBC Fecarbox super flyweight title)

José Miranda 146.75 vs Azael Cosio 144.75
Miguel Callist 147 vs Pablo Vásquez 146.75
Eusebio Acevedo 119 vs Jorge Sánchez 116
Eric Walters 131.75 vs Eric Castro 126
Johnny Garay 106.50 vs Azael Villar 105.25
Omir Rodríguez 139.75 vs Porfirio Carrasco 135
Amrit Herrera 107.75 Carlos Pacheco 107

Venue: Panamá Al Brown Arena
Promoter: Promociones y Eventos del Istmo
TV: TVMax



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Lebedev, Jones do it again tonight

Photo: David Martin Warr

Photo: David Martin Warr


Nearly a year has passed since Guillermo Jones and Denis Lebedev engaged in their epic 2013 Fight of the Year clash. Neither fighter has been in the ring since, but they meet again tonight at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow, Russia. Jones’ KO win last year was a massive upset, however Lebedev regained the title when Jones failed a post fight drug test. The WBA ordered an immediate rematch.

Lebedev (25-2, 19 KOs) spent several months preparing with Freddie Roach for this fight and has vowed to punish Jones. He enters as the favorite (-260), while the 41-year-old Jones (39-3-2, 31 KOs) is a +220 underdog.



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Estrada ready to defend WBA/WBO belts

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBA/WBO flyweight champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (25-2, 18 KOs) defends his belt Saturday against Filipino Richie “Magnum” Mepranum (27-3-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday at the Centro de Convenciones in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.

Juan Francisco Estrada: “I am very excited to fight at home, to be presented be before my people as world champion. The Convention Center will be a big party this Saturday and I will give my best to make it a perfect party and the championship stays at home. We are going to give everything in the ring and demonstrate why we are the champion.”

Richie Mepranum: “I know that I’ve come to the home of champion, a great champion like Estrada, but I come to win. Sorry if I come to spoil the party, but my dream is to be world champion and I’m so close to fulfilling it. I will not miss this great opportunity.” (more…)



April 25th, 2014

UFC

Phil Davis: Stacking Hours

Phil Davis is not a man in a hurry. The way he sees it, the longer it takes for him to get a shot at the UFC light heavyweight title, the worse it’s going to be for the man holding the belt, because every day spent in the gym is another day “Mr. Wonderful” is getting better . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman-Diaz Final Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Carlos Delgado – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

WBA interim welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (22-0, 20 KOs) and former world champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz (40-9-1, 29 KOs) faced at the final press conference Thursday afternoon at the American Express Stadium Club at the Stub Hub Center in Carson, California. Thurman vs. Diaz will take place this Saturday at the Stub Hub Center headlining a Showtime Championship Boxing tripleheader.

“It’s good to be back!” Oscar De la Hoya said in his return as he opened up Thursday’s press conference. “We are going to get a special treat, you will get action on Saturday night.” (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Broner: In this era, you can’t talk about boxing without bringing up Adrien Broner

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Former Three-Division World Champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner held a media workout from his Bald Eagle Recreation Center training camp in Washington, D.C. as he prepares for his junior welterweight bout against Carlos Molina on the undercard of “THE MOMENT: Mayweather vs. Maidana” Saturday, May 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“This fight is huge for me,” said Broner. “Everyone wants to see what Adrien Broner is going to do next after this devastating loss I took in the early part of my career. I know why everyone has their eyes glued to me. Floyd is going to do what he’s always done, stay on top and get a victory. Everyone one knows what I’m going to do in my comeback fight. Being on this undercard means a lot, it means a lot. It means a lot to know I play a big part in boxing. It is great to be on this card. In this era, you can’t talk about boxing without bringing up Adrien Broner. (more…)



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The Philippines’ Court of Tax Appeals has lifted the seize warrant issued against Manny Pacquiao. More . . . . Though at least one official is saying, “Pacman not yet off the hook” . . . More

Remembrance piece of boxing history in Madison, Wisconsin: More

Floyd Mayweather Sr. takes a side in the Mayweather-Pacquiao debate. More



April 25th, 2014

Boxing News

Josesito Lopez wins in five

welterweight Josesito Lopez (32-6, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) in a special Thursday edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. The bout was stopped immediately by referee Jack Reiss after Martinez turned his back after taking some body shots. Time was 1:19.

Martinez complained about the stoppage but was informed he should have taken a knee if he wanted to keep fighting as turning your back is considered abandonment.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Thomas Williams Jr. (17-0, 12 KOs) scored a third round KO over veteran Enrique Ornelas (34-9, 22 KOs). Williams dropped Ornelas in round two and got the win after another knockdown scored in round three. Time was 2:48.

Unbeaten super middleweight Immanuel Aleem (8-0, 4 KOs) scored a second round stoppage of Michael Noriega (4-3, 4 KOs). Time was 2:04.



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman-Diaz/Matthysse-Molina presser quotes

By Miguel Maravilla

Keith Thurman: “This fight for me its a dream come true ita where I want to be. The headliner of a Showtime event I am looking forward to this. I am ready. Let’s do it. Ready to rumble. You know how I do it one time.”

Julio Diaz: This is an opportunity, its a dangerous opportunity. I am fighting a dangerous fighter not unbeatable. Everyone counts me out, I come to fight it will be a tough fight I guarantee it will be exciting I will prove my part.”

Lucas Matthysse: “I am prepared and excited. We know what John Molina brings. We are ready for Saturday night.”

John Molina: “People say he is a feared man. It will be an explosive fight. I am excited for this fight. We won’t have to find Matthysse. He’s known to be a heavy hitter. It will be a war.”

Omar Figueroa: “I will go out there put on a great show and try to punish my opponent as much as possible. I fought Jerry in the amateurs, now we are pros it will be a great fight.”

Jerry Belmontes: “Its going to be a style fight. He’s a brawler. I’m a boxer. It’s one to remember for Texas. I don’t want him to take it personal when I take that belt from him.”



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Stiverne-Arreola co-feature announced

A junior welterweight semi-main bout between two of the sport’s up-and-coming prospects has been added to the Stiverne-Arreola WBC heavyweight title card on May 10 at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California which will be telecast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Unbeaten KO artist Amir “Young Master” Imam (13-0, 12 KOs) takes on former Olympian Yordenis Ugas (15-2, 7 KOs) in an eight rounder.



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Lebedev, Jones make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: Hrunov Promotions

Denis Lebedev 198.6 vs. Guillermo Jones 200
(WBA cruiserweight world title)

Venue: Dynamo Palace of Sports in Krylatskoye, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: Vladimir Hrunov
TV: www.wbanews.com



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Golden Boy Live! returns Monday night

The FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes’ Golden Boy Live! event on Monday night at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico will be headlined by Michael “The Artist” Perez’ WBA Fedelatin Super Lightweight Title defense against Mexico’s tough Jorge “Koky” Romero and an eight-round bantamweight co-main event between unbeaten McJoe Arroyo and fellow Puerto Rican David Quijano.

Opening the televised portion of the card will welterweight John Karl Sosa (9-0, 6 KOs), who will face Victor “Picu” Perez (3-1, 1 KO) in a six-round contest. Highlighted on the non-televised undercard will be Puerto Rican power hitters Jayson “La Maravilla” Velez (21-0, 15 KOs) and Prichard Colon (8-0, 8 KOs) featured in separate bouts.



April 24th, 2014

UFC

The Fireball Kid Forever

As a fighter gets older, the time for clichés grows shorter, with that energy spent telling the media what they want to hear better spent on training, strategy, and making the run for whatever that particular fighter is running for . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira is LIVE on PPV Saturday, April 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more info



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

Steve Smoger Referee Clinic coming to Panama

Recognized as one of boxing’s best referees ever, Steve Smoger’s 30-year career includes refereeing more than 850 bouts, averaging 27+ boxing matches refereed per year, and highlighted by more than 165 world title fights. Smoger’s popular and informational Referee Clinic, recently conducted in St. Maarten, Delaware and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, will next be held May 26 at the historic Colonial Hotel and Casino in the heart of Panama City, Panama.



April 24th, 2014

Boxing News

De la Hoya and Schaefer at odds on future Golden Boy relations with Top Rank

Earlier this week, Golden Boy President Oscar de la Hoya told the LA Times that “If anyone with Golden Boy has any differences with Bob (Arum), it’s on them. I have nothing against Bob and I feel making fights with Bob is beneficial to the fans and the market.” Oscar also commented that his reportedly turbulent relationship with Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer is now “peaches and cream.”

However, today the Times reports that Schaefer has expressed “no interest” in working with Top Rank. “Last I checked, I was CEO,” Schaefer told The Times. “Unless Oscar wants to change that…I’ve been running Golden Boy since the beginning. If he wants to change that, since he’s the majority shareholder, and decides he wants to fire me, I can’t stop that.”



April 24th, 2014




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