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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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

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

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

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

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

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Boxing News

Cotto in Las Vegas

Photo: Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

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



February 27th, 2011



Boxing News

Francisco Palacios training video

By Przemek Garczarczyk and Legacy Boxing

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



February 27th, 2011

Feature Story

Rosado-Davis: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer
Photos: Ray Bailey

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



February 27th, 2011

Announcement

Greg Goossen 10 count

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



February 27th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Rios vs. Acosta

Ringside by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

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

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

 



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Next Generation invades AC

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

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



February 27th, 2011

UFC

Report/gallery: UFC 127

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

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

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

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

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



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Prada wins Fedebol belt

By Robert Coster

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



February 27th, 2011

Feature Story

SHOWTIME telecast recap

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

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

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

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



February 27th, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton backs Foster Jr

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



February 27th, 2011

UFC

Penn-Fitch ends in draw

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Results by Anthony Springer Jr.

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

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



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Keb Baas retains WBC belt

By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside
Photos: Alma Montiel

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



February 27th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rios dethrones Acosta

Photos by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale at ringside

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



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Miranda retains WBO flyweight title

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

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



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rosado stops Davis

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

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



February 26th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 127 post-fight presser

UFC 127 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 26!

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

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



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

DeMarco defeats Sanchez

By Bill Green at ringside

In a WBC lightweight eliminator, #1 rated Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1, 18 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over #2 rated Reyes Sanchez (20-4-1, 11 KOs) bout in front of a packed house at the Heartland Events Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Sanchez was cut over the left eye by a DeMarco straight left in round one, but the cut didn’t hinder him much. Sanchez was the aggressor and the busier fighter over the second half of the fight, while DeMarco landed the cleaner, harder shots throughout. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 115-113. With the win, DeMarco earned a shot at WBC champion Humberto Soto and took Sanchez silver belt.

In a cruiserweight bout, former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro Berrio (32, 5 29 KOs) scored a third round TKO over former middleweight contender Antwon Echols (32-16-4, 28 KOs). The bout was waved off by the referee at 1:04 of the third round after a sharp counter right uppercut ended matters. (more…)



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Fegatilli takes Foster’s Euro belt

Unheralded Belgian super featherweight Ermano Fegatilli (23-4, 5 KOs) decisively dethroned European champion Stephen Foster Jr (28-3-1, 18 KOs) by twelve round unanimous decision to claim the title on Saturday night at Reebok Stadium in Bolton, England. Fegatilli floored Foster five times en route to a 114-110, 114-109, 114-109 win.



February 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez headed to USA

By Gabriel F. Cordero

This Friday in Guadalajara, Saul “Canelo” Alvaez has completed the Mexico portion of his training camp and is ready to fight Euro welter champ Matthew Hatton for the vacant WBC super welter belt next Saturday in Anaheim, California. Alvarez and his team were scheduled to hit Los Angeles today and make appearances on Sunday at an autograph session in Anaheim, as well as the TV show Republica Deportiva. “I’ve trained hard and I’ll make my fight. It’s an opportunity to begin a new stage in my career. No mistakes are allowed and I give everything to be champion of the world,” said Alvarez. (more…)



February 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Brandon Rios

Acosta-Rios tonight on SHOWTIME 10PM ET/PT

Showtime Sports caught up with the undefeated 24-year old contender for the WBA Lightweight belt before his title match tonight against champion Miguel Acosta.



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sjekloca keeps WBC Int’l belt

Photos by Antonio Ahel/ATA Stars

WBC international super middleweight champion Nikola Sjekloca defended his title with a unanimous decision win over Spain’s Roberto “El Tigre” Santos in front of 800 fans at the ballroom in “Hotel Park”, Novi Sad (Serbia). 32-year-old Sjekloca started strong dominating his opponent with his accurate jab and excellent ring generalship. However, the local hero seemed to run out of gas a little in the middle rounds giving Santos the chance to fight back and land some nice combinations. From the tenth round on Sjekloca took control again and did enough to successfully defend his title for the first time after winning the vacant belt with a unanimous decision win over Roman Shkarupa in May 2010. For more details and photos click here…



February 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Anselmo Moreno Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The title fight between WBA bantamweight world super champion Anselmo ‘Chemito’ Moreno and former world champion Lorenzo Parra is definitely on hold pending a definite date and venue. Some sources indicate that there is a possibility that Top Rank may an offer Moreno a fight with current WBO/WBC bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire. Golden Boy Promotions is also said to be interested in Moreno.



February 26th, 2011

Boxing News

Stewart-Torres draw in Dover

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

The NABA junior welterweight title remains vacant after Mike “No Joke” Stewart (46-7-3, 27 KOs) and David “El Torrito” Torres (21-2-2, 13 KOs) battled to a ten round majority draw at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino in Dover, Delaware. The scores were 95-95 (twice), with Torres taking the third card with a 96-94 tally. In the co-feature, “Mighty” Mike Tiberi (16-1, 7 KOs) turned back a stiff challenge by Eloy “El Prieto” Suarez (11-10-1, 5 KOs), winning a hard-fought unanimous decision in an eight round super middleweight bout. All three judges scored it 77-75 for Tiberi. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino promoted the sold-out show. (more…)



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Davis gets past Saunders

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Ozzie Santiago

Last night at the beautifully renovated Macy’s building in downtown Atlanta GA, Sports Fan Properties and Shea Bailey Promotions presented “Georgia Boxing Championship,” the first of a series that will help solidify the best boxers in the state of Georgia utilizing a local ranking system. In a lightweight battle for Georgia State supremacy at 135 lbs, three-time world title challenger Tony “T-Rex” Davis (27-6 13KO) defeated cross state rival Jamar “Sandman” Saunders (5-10-1 2KO) in an epic six round battle. For more details and photos click here…



February 26th, 2011

Boxing Result

Sebihi wins IBF/Int. title

By Enrico ‘Erik’ Crociati

Light heavyweight warrior Sofiane Sebihi (18-2, 12 KOs) of Switzerland shocked the attendance and won the IBF/Int at 175lbs on Friday night in Florence, Italy, when co-challenger and local hero Vigan Mustafa (15-3, 6 KOs) was knocked down in round eleven. Kosovo-born Mustafa got off to a good fight start, floored Sebihi in round one and thanks to his workrate and good boxing skills put the early rounds in the bank, but Sebihi turned the tide and the middle rounds were extremely balanced. The last rounds with both fighters tired, were chaotic and fragmented, the moment of truth and the end of the fight was in the eleventh round, Sebihi with a brutal barrage of punches dropped an exhausted and groggy Mustafa. The match was clearly over but referee Francesco Rega resumed hostilities. Mustafa was out on his feet as Sebihi landed six terrific punches floor him again. After some moments of fear in the ring and in the stands, Mustafa luckily recovered and left the ring standing on his legs. For the winner Sebihi it was his first International title. (more…)



February 26th, 2011




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