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PBC on FOX Weights from Carson, California

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Boxing News

Yamanaka, Moreno make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The weigh-in on Monday for tomorrow’s WBC bantamweight title bout was so efficient and quick that it took only five minutes, starting at 1 PM and ending at 1:05PM for both contestants. The defending champ making his ninth defense, Yamanaka tipped the beam at the class limit of 118 pounds, while Moreno a pound lighter at 117. We are looking forward to watching a hot competition of the hard-hitting and skillful southpaws tomorrow night.

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Duhaupas brings primetime world heavyweight title fight to NBC

History will be made on Saturday night when WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) defends his belt against France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in primetime on the NBC network.

This fight, taking place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, is the first heavyweight title bout in prime time on NBC since May 20, 1985, when another undefeated American heavyweight world champion, Larry Holmes, defended his title against Carl “The Truth” Williams in Reno, Nevada. Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert called Holmes-Williams, just as he will call Wilder-Duhaupas more than 30 years later.



September 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Brandon Rios: Bradley comes to fight, I come to fight and it’s going to be a helluva fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, California is set for another challenge as he will take on Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, California Saturday November 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO World Championship Boxing. We caught up with Rios at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles as he talked about his return to the ring for his fight with Bradley.

“I am excited because I know Bradley is going to come out and fight. Once the fight happens he can train to box but he is a warrior and is going to come out and fight,” Rios told Fightnews.com. “I felt like this in the third Alvarado fight with my back against the wall because it’s another opportunity for bigger things.”

Once again, he will be preparing with longtime trainer and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia. This time, Rios will be training away from his home in the coastal city of Oxnard as will move inland to Robert Garcia’s Academy in Moreno Valley, California. (more…)



September 21st, 2015

UFC

Zapata Is Recovered And Ready To Rumble

There’s no two ways about it, injuries are terrible and time consuming. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn aired and had its finale well over a year ago, yet one semifinalist from that season is still waiting to make his Octagon debut because of two injuries . . . . Click here for more

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September 21st, 2015


Boxing News

Avni Yilderim to defend title Oct 11

Avni Yilderim to defend titleFast rising Turkish star Avni Yilderim, 6-0-0(4), will defend his WBC Silver International lightheavyweight title on Oct 11 in Herne, near Dortmund, live on Kanalturk, Turkey, against vastly experienced Cameroun born German Bernard Donfack, 22-12-3(11).

Yilderim last time out won a close but deserved unanimous points decision against former world champion Glen Johnson. Donfack will try to put his career back on the rails after losing his WBF title on a points decision against Alexander Brand. It’s a very interesting crossroads fight.

On the undercard Robert Filipovic will have his second pro bout (1-0-0/1) against Konstantin Airich, 21-13-2(17). Mohamed Al Zein, 4-0—0(2), will make his comeback after an 8-month break.

Cruiserweight Serdar Sahin, 23-2-0(15) will face Hungarian Attila Palko, 20-18-0(14) and Roman Alesin, 7-2-1(3), will complete this show promoted by Ahmet Öner, CEO of Arena Box-Promotion.

Date: Sunday Oct 11
Promoter: Ahmet Öner – Arena Box-Promotion
Place: Shiraz event halle, Riemkerstrasse 108, Herne, Germany
TV: Kanalturk, Turkey




September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Oct 9 Laggoune vs Kucher for vacant EBU cruiser

Bilal Laggoune is putting his unbeaten record on the line when he faces hard punching Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher next Oct 9 in Ghent, Belgium for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title.
Laggoune, with a perfect record of 19-0-1(9) has until now never faced the level of Kucher. Kucher suffered only 1 defeat, a majority points decision, against Congolese Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC Silver title in July 2013. At the advantage of Laggoune is that Kucher has been very inactive due to injuries and has had little activity since that defeat. In 27 months he scored 2 easy inside the distance wins. The 9 year younger Laggoune has the chance to proof himself and to propel him into the WBC top 15. For Kucher it looks an important crossroad fight.
An interesting undercard will be presented by promoter Claude Vandenheede of International boxing event.
In the main undercard bout former WBF world champion Sasha Yengoyan (32-2-1/21) will face French Fouad El Massoudi (13-5-0/1) but will doubtfull go over the scheduled 8 rounds.
Experienced local Ismael Aboul, Sebastian Steen and Belgian female championess Elfi Philips will all appear over 6 rounds.
Place to be is Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent on Oct 9.

Click to watch the trailer for Ghent, Belgium Oct 9, 2015



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is Anthony Joshua ready for any heavyweight?

Carl Frampton’s camp blasted as arrogant by promoter Eddie Hearn

Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury completely healed



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Dubose wins first main event in rematch with Lule

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Rising Philly featherweight Antonio Dubose, 8-0-1, 2 KO, won the first main event of his career Saturday night at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. His opponent, Jesus Lule, 7-14-1, 1 KO, of Ft. Meyers, FL, was a familiar one. The pair fought to a feisty four-round draw three months ago, and this rematch landed atop the latest card staged by the busy Kings Promotions. Dubose grinded out a unanimous six-round decision this time, but Lule still proved to be a tough customer.

At the start of the fight, it appeared Dubose would roll over Lule in a hurry. Although not known as a big puncher, Antonio plastered Lule with a shocking left hook and put him down hard. Lule regained his feet and he fought back hard. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

God’s Left versus God’s Eye: Press conference of Yamanaka-Moreno encounter in Japan

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A press conference of the forthcoming WBC bantamweight title bout between defending titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and ex-WBA super champ with twelve defenses, Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KOs) was held today (Sunday) in Tokyo, and many press people and photographers gathered to cover the customary event. Yamanaka, making his ninth defense on this coming Tuesday, scored six victories within the distance, and expects another defense by stopping his opposition, saying, “It won’t be easy to catch up with him, but if I connect with my left, Moreno will fall.”

Yamanaka is nicknamed “God’s Left” due to his devastating southpaw left, but Moreno whose defensive skills had been highly touted replied, “If he has God’s Left, I have God’s Eye that can avert any of his punches.” (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Three South African fighters die in tragic circumstances

By Ron Jackson

Three South African fighters have died under tragic circumstances in recent weeks, with Mzwanele Nkompolo dying after a fight, Lwando Molwana being gunned down and Boitshepo Mandawe being stabbed to death.

Eastern Cape junior welterweight Nkompolo (also spelt Kompolo by some sources) from King Williams Town died after he was knocked out in the first round by Siphenathi Qambi at a tournament in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape on September 12. Nkompolo passed away at the Mount Frere hospital in East London on Tuesday September 15 after being transferred from the Butterworth hospital. Nkompolo was only having his second fight after losing in his debut.

Promising Cape Town fighter 24-year-old Lwando Molwana who had won ten and lost only one fight was shot in Philippi a township just outside Cape Town on Saturday September 12.

Boitshepo Mandawe, 30, from Medowlands Zone 3 in Soweto near Johannesburg was stabbed to death on Sunday September 13 near his home. Mandawe who had a record of 14-7, 10 KOs was the Gauteng welterweight champion, challenged for the South African welterweight title on three occasions, losing to Chris van Heerden twice and Tsiko Mulvohedzi, all on points. In his most recent fight on August 21 he was knocked out in the sixth round by Teerachai Kratingdaenggym at Nonthaburi, Thailand in a clash for the PABA welterweight title.



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Han dominates Joseph, wins IBF female belt

By David Finger at ringside

It was a long time coming for the city of El Paso, but she now has a world champion. There is arguably no better boxing town in America than the Sun City, but until last night at the Don Haskins Center, boxing fans from the border town never witnesses a local fighter win a major world title. There were many who came close. David Rodriguez seemed like he had the potential to end the drought when he built up his record to 36-0. But his career fell short after a pair of upset knockout losses derailed his title dreams. Antonio Escalante looked like he might pull it off after winning the NABO super bantamweight title in 2008, rocketing him into the WBO world rankings. But after an impressive decision over Mickey Roman in 2010 the dream came to an end for Escalante when he was defeated by Daniel Ponce De Leon in a WBO featherweight title eliminator. And prior to last night Juan Lazcano was the man who came the closest, having won the fringe IBA lightweight title in the same arena back in 2003 before he defeated Stevie Johnson in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. But Lazcano came up short the following year in his quest for a WBC title when he lost a close decision to Jose Luis Castillo.

But in front of an excited local crowd, the drought ended as Jennifer Han put forth the best performance of her career, dominating Nigerian Helen Joseph over ten rounds. There was no question going into the fight that this would be a classic boxer-puncher matchup. Han, having only scored one knockout in sixteen fights, was seen as a slick boxer who used speed and boxing to befuddle her opponents. Although little was known of Joseph here in the United States, what was known was that she was a head hitter, having pulled together a handful of impressive knockouts, including a first round knockout over Marianna Ulyas in her last fight for the IBF intercontinental female featherweight title. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

UFC

Kikuno Still Chasing Championship Gold

While championship success on the regional level or in other organizations may be enough for some competitors, most hold wearing UFC gold as the pinnacle of being a professional MMA fighter and chase that dream with dogged determination. Regardless of whether they’re just starting out, in the midst of their prime or a seasoned veteran, the pursuit of winning a title in the UFC remains the driving factor when it comes to continuing to step into the cage . . . . Click here for more

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September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO #1 Boesel stops Gomez

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (20-0, 7 KOs) was victorious when Argentinian Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-5, 6 KOs) remained on his stool at the end of round eight on Saturday at the Belantis Arena in Leipzig, Germany. Boesel was winning handily when Gomez was pulled out due to an apparent hand injury. Boesel retained his WBO Inter-Continental title.

In the co-feature, German welterweight champion Felix Lamm (10-0-2, 4 KOs) and Philipp Schuster (22-2-2, 15 KOs) battled to a ten round draw. Scores were 96-94 Lamm, 96-94 Schuster and 95-95.

Unbeaten heavyweight Tom Schwarz (14-0, 9 KOs) won when Gezim Tahiri (11-2, 5 KOs) called it quits after round three. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Heiland KOs Abalos in six

WBC #2 middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (26-4-2, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Claudio Ariel Abalos (29-14-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Rivadavia in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bout was halted after Heiland floored Abalos in round six. Heiland retained his WBC International title.



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Hekkie Budler retains WBA and IBO belts

By Ron Jackson

In possibly the toughest fight of his career Hekkie Budler retained the WBA and IBO minimumweight belts when he beat Simphiwe Khonco on a unanimous points decision in what must be the South African fight of the year at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Judges Leszek Jankowiak (Poland) and Juan Manuel Garcia (Spain) scored it 116-112 and 115-113 whilst judge Jean Louis Legland (France) was off the mark at 117-111.

After suffering a cut above the left eye in the second round that bled throughout, Budler (47.56kg) showed heart as he had to dig deep against the skilful Khonco (47.26kg) who cut off the ring and kept Budler under pressure throughout the fight.

In a toe-toe battle through the twelve rounds both fighters showed superb skills and conditioning that had the fans cheering throughout. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez dethrones Mucino in Ecatepec

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez

Female flyweight Yéssica “Kika” Chavez (22-2-2, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over reigning beltholder Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño to claim the WBC female flyweight championship in Ecatepec, Mexico. Chavez, who had previously held the IBF female light flyweight belt, showed great technique and quick combinations in compiling a 100-90, 97-93 and 99-91 verdict. She was trained for the fight by Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain.

In other action, former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos “King” Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) stopped Manuel “Mamba” Garcia (13-11-2, 5 KOs) at 2:26 of the third round and unbeaten featherweight prospect Andres Gutierrez (33-0-1, 23 KOs) won by fourth round KO over formerly world rated Daniel Diaz (22-7-1, 15 KOs).

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September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Prospect limps away from pro debut

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In a fight card held inside a former public swimming pool and designed as a showcase for the pro debut of blue chip prospect Batyr Jukenbayev, things didn’t go as planned for the Kazakhstan prospect who never made it to deep waters as he limped away with a ‘no contest’ and the prospect of being on the shelf for at least the next six months.

An amateur standout with over 200 fights, the lightweight now calling Montreal home went down awkwardly from a clinch in the second round from what was diagnosed after the fact as a torn ligament in the southpaw’s left knee. Jukenbayev was given time to recover from the initial takedown but it soon became apparent all was not okay when a right hook to the body from Mexican opponent Noel Mejia Rincon shockingly put down the debuting fighter down to the canvas. The 24-year-old who was brought to Canada by light-heavyweight standout Artur Beterbiev’s manager Anna Reva made it to his feet but quickly went again after an innocuous exchange of punches in the corner where the bout was called off. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Howard crushes Guerrero in one

Cruiserweight contender Alex Guerrero, 198, of Salisbury, MD, was shockingly blown away by Atlanta’s Brian Howard in the first round on Saturday night at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY. A straight right stung Guerrero halfway through round one and had him on rubbery legs. Howard, 195¾, landed a few more right hands to deck Guerrero, who quickly arose to his feet and took an eight-count. He was unable to recover, however, and Howard pinned him against the ropes with a follow-up barrage, forcing referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:53 of the opening frame. Guerrero suffered his first defeat, dropping to 12-1 (6 KOs), while Howard is now 11-1 (9 KOs). (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Jennifer Han wins IBF female belt in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

Jennifer Han got up from a flash knockdown in round three to put on a boxing clinic in her hometown of El Paso, Texas en route to a world championship performance. After getting up from the knockdown Han dominated the fight with her speed and boxing skill. The decision was never in doubt, and three judges gave the ten round fight to Han by wide margins (97-92, 98-92, and 98-91). Han becomes the first fighter from El Paso to win a major world title.

“I didn’t win this(belt),” Han said to the crowd after the decision was announced. “We all won this!”



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Concepcion dethrones WBA interim champ Sanchez

In an upset, former WBA interim champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion (33-4, 24 KOs) was victorious when reigning WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (28-3-2, 22 KOs) didn’t come out for round eleven on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. True to his word, “Nica” laid a beating on the hometown hero, dropping Sanchez in both rounds one and ten.

Unbeaten super featherweight Julio Barraza (17-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous nod over Adrian “Chinito” Young (22-2-2, 18 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 97-95.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

World rated Felix Jr. edges Jimenez

WBO #5 super lightweight/IBF #7 lightweight Jose Felix Jr. (31-1-1, 24 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Marcos “El Tigre” Jimenez (20-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. In a wild round one, Jimenez floored Felix, then Felix later dropped Jimenez. Things settled down after that with former world title challenger Felix outboxing Jimenez to win a competitive fight. Scores were 95-94, 95-94, 96-93. A point deducted from Jimenez for a low blow in round six was the difference.

Unbeaten WBO #11 light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (20-0, 16 KOs) stayed perfect with a first round annihilation of Brian Holstein (10-3, 7KOs). McCumby scored two quick knockdowns to end it.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Pedro “Lil Pete” Duran (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Erick Orozco (5-3-2, 3 KOs). Duran floored Orozco twice in round six to end it. Time was 1:32.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (7-0, 6 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round TKO over Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs). Gvozdyk was victorious when Sierra couldn’t continue after round five

Former IBF lightweight title challenger Lenny Zappavigna (34-2, 24KOs), a new Freddie Roach trainee won his Top Rank debut with a sixth round TKO over Roman “Nino de Oro” Ayala (23-5-1, 11KOs). The referee waved it off at 2:40.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Skoglund outpoints Cherviak

Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (23-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Oleskandr Cherviak (15-5-1, 5 KOs) to retain his IBF Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden. The bout was significant because this was the first bout approved for twelve rounds or more on Swedish soil since 1968. Swedish boxing was a big thing in the 1950s and 1960s when Ingemar Johansson ruled supreme and 53,615 spectators packed the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, but the sport was banned in Sweden from 1970 to 2006, and then only allowed back on a very limited basis.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Smith stops Boschiero in IBF eliminator

In a final eliminator for the IBF super featherweight title, Stephen Smith (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over game Devis Boschiero (37-4-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, England. IBF #4 rated Smith dropped #6 Boschiero twice in round two. Boschiero was down again in round four and his right eye was swollen shut. After two more knockdowns in round six the bout was finally stopped.

Earlier, in a surprise, previously unbeaten super lightweight Bradley Saunders (12-1, 9 KOs) was disqualified for headbutting journeyman Renald Garrido (15-11-1, 2 KOs) in the sixth round.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Adamek: Who doesn’t want to test himself?

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mateusz Borek

“I’m back in the ring against Saleta for two reasons: to find out if I can later compete at the highest level, and to convince my fans that my last very disappointing and boring fight (with Artur Szpilka) was just an aberration. I don’t want to stay retired with people remembering that, losing without a fight. I want to bring some old Adamek excitement back,” said former two-division champion and heavyweight contender, Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KO) who finished his training camp before facing 47-year-old Przemek Saleta (44-7, 22 KO) in main event for Polsat Boxing Night on September 26 in Poland. (more…)



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, PA

Antonio Dubose 128 vs. Jesus Lule 131.5
Emmanuel Folly 121 vs. Sergio Najera 126.5
Korey Sloan 133.5 vs. Carlos Rosario 132.5
Dominique Walton 191.5 vs. Lamont Capers 197.5
Nick Valliere 161 vs. Alshamar Johnson 159.5
Rafael Vasquez 127 vs. Robert Irizarry 126
Fitzgerald Johnson 159 vs. Santario Martin 157
Daryl Bunting 165 vs. Ryan Bivins 167

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
1st Bell: 7 PM



September 19th, 2015

UFC

UFC Video: UFC Stars Pick Fights They Want To See

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles asks UFC stars Luke Rockhold, Alexander Gustafsson and Kelvin Gastelum which GO BIG fights they are looking forward to watching the next few weeks . . . . Click here for more

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September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Soliman-N’Dam clash November 21

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former middleweight world champions Sam Soliman of Australia and Hassan N’Dam of France will collide in an IBF eliminator on November 21 in Paris, France.

“A win will give me the right to fight for the IBF middleweight number one spot which grants a mandatory title shot,” Soliman said. “I’m 40+, and my last fight has fueled my hunger and focused me on what I need to do to become a two-time world champion. I need to win this fight and win it well.

“I’m two fights away from having a chance to regain the world title I lost when I badly injured my knee fighting Jermain Taylor last year. I’ve knocked up more frequent flyer points than most boxers. I’ve always been prepared to travel anywhere and fight anyone, and this fight has IBF sanctioning as an eliminator for the #2 spot. (more…)



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Horikawa finally wins Japanese 108lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat

A 35-year-old Japanese veteran, Kenichi Horikawa (30-13-1, 7 KOs), 108, took no less than fifteen years to win a belt in his sixth attempt when he finally acquired the Japanese 108-pound belt as he displayed a career-best performance in battering formerly world-rated ex-OPBF ruler Shin Ono (18-7-2, 2 KOs), 108, into submission at 1:33 of the seventh round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. We had never seen Horikawa in such a good form, while Ono in such a poor shape, and the process was so lopsided and the result was so upset before a stunned crowd except the winner’s adherents coming from Osaka. (more…)



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Camacho stops Gingras in eight

Photos: Emily Harney

Undefeated Angel Camacho Jr. stopped Rich Gingras in the eighth round of their main event bout at Twin River Casino to capture the New England and Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) international light heavyweight titles. The win extended Camacho’s unbeaten record to 15-0 with 6 KOs while Gingras – fighting for the first time in a year – dropped to 15-5-1. It was no doubt the biggest win of Camacho’s career, chopping down the gritty Gingras at the 1 minute, 57 second mark of the eighth round and ending a back-and-forth, see-saw battle.

The scheduled 10-round main event was the headliner of CES Boxing’s “Mayhem” card. Using his height and reach to his advantage, Providence’s Camacho got off to a fast start, out-boxing Gingras and effectively circling his opponent to score early and often. (more…)



September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

James, Lubin both victorious, still undefeated

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC

Undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (18-0, 9 KOs) scored a spirited ten round unanimous decision over Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-2, 17 KOs) on Friday night at Full Sail Live at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Abreu dropped James in round four. James returned the favor by flooring Abreu in round six and then took over the bout from there. Scores were 97-91, 96-92, 96-92.

Another impressive performance for undefeated rising super welterweight Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (12-0, 9 KOs), who scored a sixth round stoppage against game veteran Orlando Lora (31-6-3, 19 KOs). Lubin was credited with a knockdown when he knocked Lora into the ropes in round two and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches in round six. Time 1:58.

In a terrific scrap, super welterweight “Silky” Wilky Campfort (21-1, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO over Ronaldo “Salvaje” Montes (16-3, 14 KOs). Campfort recovered from a first round knockdown to drop Montes three times in round two. Lots of exciting toe-to-toe action. Time was 2:59.

In a clash of undefeated welterweights, Willie Jones (5-0, 2 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over Jamal Harris (3-1, 1 KO). Jones leveled Harris with a left hook after the bell in round one and was deducted two points. Harris was given extra time to recover and went the full six, but despite the two-point deduction, Jones won 57-55, 58-54, 58-54. photos



September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Quintero stuns Fontanez at LA Fight Club

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Lightweight Marvin “Cachorro” Quintero (28-6, 24 KOs) scored an upset fifth round KO over Jeffery Fontanez (16-3, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

After a slow start in the opening round. Quintero shot a straight left at Fontanez in round two but Fontanez stalked and used his distance, in closing the round the two mixed it up exchanging power shots. In round three Quintero kept landing the straight left as Fontanez boxed and used his height and reach. Quintero landed a short right hook on Fontanez in round four as he followed up with a combination backing him to the ropes and in the closing seconds Quintero connected with a big shot. In round five, Quintero continued to apply pressure and a looping left dropped Fontanez. He got to his feet and Quintero followed up with another left sending him to the canvas for a second time. The fight continued and Quintero resumed his attack forcing the corner to throw in the towel as referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight at 2:21 of the fifth round. The fight was for the NABF title. (more…)



September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Kauffman KOs Mendoza; Chambers TKOs Brown

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Darryl Cobb Jr/dcobbjr.com

In the scheduled 8-round main event, heavyweight Travis Kauffman, 30-1, 24 KO, knocked out Epifanio Mendoza, 41-22-1, 35 KO, with two body shots in round two on Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. Mendoza landed a sloppy right before Kauffman fired a right and left to the body. Mendoza went down from the body shots, and took referee Alan Huggins’ full 10-count on one knee.

“On a scale of one to ten, I’d have to give myself a 9,” Kauffman said. “That guy was a veteran. I think this was one of my best performances.”

Philly heavyweight Eddie Chambers, 43-4, 23 KO, made a successful return to the U.S. by scoring a third round TKO of Galen Brown, 42-32-1, 25 KO, St. Joseph, MO. Chambers put Brown on the floor with a pair of rights in the second round, but did not have time to finish him. In round three, Fast Eddie’s right hand knocked Brown into the ropes, and referee Mary Glover called it a knockdown. Moments later, Chambers drove home another right that floored Brown and prompted the referee to stop the fight without a count. The time was 1:34 of the third. (more…)



September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Studio City, CA

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Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Jose Felix Jr 134.6 vs. Marcos Jimenez 135.6
Pedro Duran 131 vs. Erick Orozco 132.6
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Trevor McCumby 175.8 vs. Brian Holstein 173.4
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 175.4 vs. Francisco Sierra 183
Lenny Zappavigna 143.8 vs. Ramon Ayala 144.8
Garrity McOsker 140.6 vs. Jeramie Huber 141.2
Urmat Ryskeldiev 153.8 vs. Yusmani Abreu 153.8
Edwin Sandoval 123.8 vs. Stephon McIntyre 124
Bryan Flores 155 vs. Taif Harris 153.8

Venue: Sportsmans Lodge, Studio City, California
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Queens, New York

Alex Guerrero 198 vs. Brian Howard 195.8
Alicia Napoleon 156.2 vs. Latashia Burton 153.8
Steve Rolls 161.2 vs. Tyi Edmonds 161.6
Wesley Ferrer 140.2 vs. Luis Rodriguez 143.6
Chris Galeano 157.8 vs. Colby Courter 157.6
Marlon Brown 145 vs. Evincii Dixon 145
Noel Murphy 152.6 vs. Mack Babb 151.8
Julian Sosa 143.4 vs. Jorge Soto 146.4
Carlos Adames 148 vs. Rasheed Olawale Lawal 146

Venue: Resorts World Casino, Queens, New York
Promoter: New Word Boxing/DiBella Entertainment



September 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Sanchez, Concepcion make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

David Sanchez 114.75 vs. Luis Concepcion 112.75
(WBA interim super flyweight title)

Julio Barraza 130 vs. Adrian Young 130.4
Juan Antonio Rodriguez 130.6 vs. Dunis Linan 131
Luis Castro 111.6 vs. Yahir Monroy 112
Eduardo Ramirez 123 vs. Eleazar Valenzuela 124
Jesus Quijada 130 vs. Paul Salcido 129.8
Luis Castro 111.6 vs. Yahir Monroy 112
Ramon Hidalgo 140 vs. Rolando Mendivil 141
Jose Luis Castillo Jr 123 vs. Agapito Ontiveros 122.4

Venue: Centro de Usos Múltiples, Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: beIN Sports (USA), Azteca 7 (Mexico)

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