Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

Judah destroys Munguia in comeback fight

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

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Ancajas has Rodriguez all figured out

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Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

Roman stops Lopez in WBA eliminator

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WBC condemns offensive statements of trainer Angel Garcia

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Gervonta Davis aiming to be next big PPV star

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Maldonado opponent named

On June 10, Golden Boy Promotions’ undefeated lightweight Fidel Maldonado Jr. (10-0, 9 KOs) returns home to fight Eddie Ramirez (6-7-1, 3 KOs) in a six round homecoming fight on the TeleFutura “Sólo Boxeo” broadcast from the Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The televised 10-round main event will feature two female fighters taking center stage as Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm (29-1-3, 9 KOs) meets Victoria “La Reina de la Guerra” Cisneros (5-11-2, 1 KO) in a rematch of their 2009 battle.

On June 10, Golden Boy Promotions’ undefeated lightweight Fidel Maldonado Jr. (10-0, 9 KOs) returns home to fight Eddie Ramirez …


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Guida Battles Pettis, Plus Ramsey vs Tony For The TUF Crown: Lightweight star Clay Guida takes on the last WEC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, and Team Dos Santos’ Ramsey Nijem goes toe-to-toe with Team Lesnar’s Tony Ferguson to see who will become the next Ultimate Fighter! Live at 9pm ET/PT on SPIKE (and in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet)

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Guida Battles Pettis, Plus Ramsey vs Tony For The TUF Crown: Lightweight star Clay Guida takes on the last WEC lightweight …



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Rees-Murray for Euro belt

Gavin Rees and Andy Murray comfortably made the weight ahead of their European lightweight title clash at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday night. Rees, Murray and the majority of the undercard for the show weighed in at Cardiff City Hall ahead of a great Saturday Fight Night on Sky Sports for British boxing fans, starting at 10.30pm in the Welsh capital before moving over to Atlantic City in America where Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch puts his WBC super middleweight belt on the line in the Super Six semi-final, with the winner facing Andre Ward in the final later this year. (more…)

Gavin Rees and Andy Murray comfortably made the weight ahead of their European lightweight title clash at the Motorpoint Arena …


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Kessler, Bouadla make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler weighed in at 166.4 for his SHOWTIME-televised clash on Saturday night in Copenhagen against Mehdi Bouadla, who weighed 166. Middleweights Patrick Nielsen and Joe Rea both weighed 159.8.

Photo: Photo Wende WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Mikkel Kessler weighed in at 166.4 for his SHOWTIME-televised clash on …




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Southern California Fight Scene

By Francisco Salazar

Brief news and notes of fighters and events in Southern California:

Two unbeaten fighters will be showcased tonight from Southern California against formidable opposition. Unbeaten Luis Ramos (18-0, 8 KO’s) from Santa Ana will take on Francisco Lorenzo in an eight round junior welterweight fight at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio. “This is a step up for him,” manager Frank Espinoza told Fightnews.com recently about his young charge. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Brief news and notes of fighters and events in Southern California: Two unbeaten fighters will be showcased …


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Q&A: Araceli Martinez Rose

By Boxing Bob Newman

Araceli Martinez-Rose is an award winning journalist from Mexico and author “El Negocio Del Dolor” or “The Business Of Pain.” The Spanish version out now, and the English version will hit the shelves in July. Martinez-Rose interviewed over fifty fighters and world champions to gain their perspective of not only their battles in the ring, but more importantly those battles waged in life. Knowing virtually nothing about the “Sweet Science” before embarking on her own journey in penning this book, Martinez-Rose sees the tome as having the potential to hook not only current boxing enthusiasts, but making new fans of the sport as well. Araceli Martinez-Rose will be at the International Boxing Hall of Fame next week in Canastota as well to promote the book.

By Boxing Bob Newman Araceli Martinez-Rose is an award winning journalist from Mexico and author “El Negocio Del Dolor” or …


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TUF weigh-ins LIVE online!

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“The Ghanaian Gladiator” returns!

“The Ghanaian Gladiator” Ossie Duran (25-8-2, 9 KOs) battles Latif Mundy (10-2, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, June 22nd for the vacant USBA middleweight at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.

Duran, now residing in Paterson, NJ by way of Ghana, has faced the very elite of the jr middleweight and middleweight division including contenders Matt Vanda, James Kirkland, Eromosele Albert and Fernando Guerrero. Duran has a new promoter  –  Jersey City based Gulfstream Group, headed by promoter Vincent M. Ponte  –  and he feels rejuvenated. (more…)

“The Ghanaian Gladiator” Ossie Duran (25-8-2, 9 KOs) battles Latif Mundy (10-2, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, June …



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Molina takes on Frankel

The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA  will host the June 24 ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” doubleheader presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions.  In the main event, reigning WBC USNBC Lightweight Champion John Molina, Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs), from Covina, CA, will square off with Denver, CO tough veteran Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (28-10-1, 5 KOs).  The semi-main event will feature Bakersfield, CA junior welterweight Mike “The Silent Assassin” Dallas, Jr. (17-1-1, 7 KOs) battling Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (17-1, 7 KOs), of Lake Elsinore, CA in an evenly matched bout on paper and a toss-up in the ring for the IBF North American Light Welterweight title.  The Dallas-Herrera bout will be promoted in association with Thompson Boxing.  Both bouts are scheduled for 10-rounds.   (more…)

The Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA  will host the June 24 ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” doubleheader presented by …


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TUF workout report

Story by Andreas Hale

Before the final two episodes of TUF 13, there was no clear cut villain in the house. That was until Tony Ferguson’s drunken tirade resulted in the entire house – and likely every viewer at home – turning their back on him.  And just like that, the TUF finale at The Palms in Las Vegas has your good guy vs. bad guy story when Tony Ferguson takes on Ramsey Nijem for a UFC contract.  (more…)

Story by Andreas Hale Before the final two episodes of TUF 13, there was no clear cut villain in the …


Feature Story

Chavez Jr., behind the scenes

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Julio César Chávez, Jr., knows that on Saturday, June 4 he has the opportunity to change history. César, the son of legendary Julio César Chavez, might become the first middleweight world champion in the history of Mexican boxing. A few hours before his long-awaited battle, Julio César said he can already feel the adrenaline because his dream is beginning to come true. With much preparation and sacrifice, he is ready to arrive in good condition to face against the current WBC middleweight champ, Sebastian Zbik. (more…)

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Julio César Chávez, Jr., knows that on Saturday, June 4 he has the opportunity to change history. …


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Mikey Garcia Workout

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Undefeated #1 lightweight contender Mikey Garcia of Oxnard, Calif. worked out Thursday at the Fortune Gym in Hollywood during final preparations for his upcoming feature fight against Rafael Guzman of Mexico, Saturday, June 4 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on the undercard of Sebastian Zbik vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (more…)

Photos: Big Joe Miranda Undefeated #1 lightweight contender Mikey Garcia of Oxnard, Calif. worked out Thursday at the Fortune Gym …



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Jorge Linares Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former two division world champion Jorge ¨Niño de Oro¨ Linares plans to relocate to Los Angeles for training and to seek a new cultural experience. “I have much desire to live in Los Angeles,” said Linares. “I don’t believe that I have to do anything else in Japan. I’m going to LA and live in that city. I need experience. This lightweight is very demanding. I want to train with good sparring that requires me to test my strength.” One source said the possibility exists that Linares could train with renowned trainer Freddie Roach. He will continue to work with current trainer Sendai Tanaka and cutman Ruddy Hernandez. A reliable source reported that he will return to the ring August 6th and plans are to try to land a world title fight by the end of 2011.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Former two division world champion Jorge ¨Niño de Oro¨ Linares plans to relocate to Los Angeles …


Scale Watch

Weights from Woodland Hills, CA

By Francisco Salazar at the scale

Anatoliy Dudchecko 195.4 vs. Michael Simms 206
Gabriel Tolmajyan 134.6 vs. Juan Suazo 134
Ivan Castaneda 120.8 vs. Gustavo Rojas 121.4
Ilshat Khusnulgatin 172.2 vs. Harry Gopaul 173.6
Hugo Centeno 149.8 vs. Kelly Wright 144.4
Erik Ruiz 122.2 vs. Shaun Solomon 123.4
Medzhid Bektemirov 183.4 vs. Joe Broken Rope 180.4
Andres Reyes 136.2 vs. Edher Arvizu 135.8
Venue: Wanner Center, Woodland Hills, CA

– After deliberating about the wide disparity of weight between Dudchenko and Simms, the fight was signed off by the CSAC.

– Centeno originally weighed in at 150.2, but later weighed in at 149.8.

– Co-promoter Steven Bash told Fightnews.com that tickets are still on sale for $100, $75, and $50. Doors open at 7PM, with first bell scheduled for 7:30PM.

– Current lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios will be signing autographs at the Warner Center between 7 and 8PM on Friday night

– A lucha libre tag team match will also take place on the card.

By Francisco Salazar at the scale Anatoliy Dudchecko 195.4 vs. Michael Simms 206 Gabriel Tolmajyan 134.6 vs. Juan Suazo 134 …


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Austin Trout Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout is ready for his first defense against longtime contender David “The Destroyer” Lopez, who hasn’t lost a fight in six years. Trout is a solid camp with sparring partners Cecil McCalla, Maxell Taylor, Edward Hernandez and Siju Shabazz. Austin went twelve intense rounds on Saturday and Tuesday. The date and location have been finalized. The bout will take place on June 11th in San Luis Potosi, Mexico and presented by HG Boxing. A big thank you to trainer Louie Burke for the update.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout is ready for his first defense against longtime contender …


Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best

José G. “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. 135 vs. José González 135
Adolfo Landeros ?? vs. Jonathan Oquendo 126.5
Ivan Moxey 112 vs. Jonathan González 114
Keivy Arce 141.5 vs. Luis Joel González 140
José Collazo ?? vs. Antonio Sánchez 142
Radamés Vélez 140 vs. Ken Álvarez 137
Jonathan González ?? vs. Jonel Nieves 115
Fernando Ramos 134 vs. Francisco Ocasio 136.5
Venue: Coliseo Antonio R. Barceló, Toa Baja, Puerto Rico
Promoter: PR Best Boxing Promotions
TV: WAPA AMERICA
More photos

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best José G. “Pipino” Cuevas Jr. 135 vs. José González 135 Adolfo Landeros ?? vs. Jonathan Oquendo …



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Rubio awaits Chavez-Zbik winner

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mandatory middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (50-5-1, 43 KOs) is rooting for his countryman Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to become the new WBC champion on Saturday against Sebastian Zbik in Los Angeles. Rubio will not attend the fight, remaining at the Jordan Nueo Gym in Mexico City training for for his fight the same night against Ricardo Marcelo Ramallo (11-3-1, 7 KOs). Rubio, who knocked out previously unbeaten David Lemieux in seven rounds last April 8 in Quebec, stated that if Chavez Jr. wins, he wants to face him in the new stadium in Torreon, Coahuila, But first he needs to get past Ramallo on Saturday at the Forum Polanco in Mexico City.

By Gabriel F. Cordero Mandatory middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (50-5-1, 43 KOs) is rooting for his countryman …


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Joel Casamayor Update

A special guest at Wednesday’s press conference in Miami was former world champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, pictured here with promoter Tuto Zabala, Jr and Miami boxing manager/attorney Tony Gonzalez. Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) is slated to face Jorge Teron (25-2-1, 17 KOs) on July 29 in a Las Vegas bout to be televised on ESPN2.

A special guest at Wednesday’s press conference in Miami was former world champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor, pictured here with …


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Q&A: Ray Wheatley

By Boxing Bob Newman

By Boxing Bob Newman


Boxing Result

Orozco KOs Strachan

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photo: Team Espinoza

In main event action, a scheduled six round junior welterweight bout, Antonio Orozco (10-0, 7KO) blasted out the less than willing Hensley Strachan (5-9-1, 1KO). Orozco dropped Strachan to the canvas for the count with a left hook to the body and Strachan rose to one knee but watched the referee count him out without making any effort to rise to fight on. Strachan, a former Olympian representing his native Bahamas brought little to the table and was nothing more than a punching bag for the relentless San Diego native, Orozco. (more…)

By Rocco Morales at ringside Photo: Team Espinoza In main event action, a scheduled six round junior welterweight bout, Antonio …


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Weights From Chester, PA

Victor Vasquez 135 vs. Gustavo Dailey 133.5
Tony Ferrante 175 vs. Joe Park 174.5
Angel Ocasio 133.5 vs. Randolph Scott 134
Rashad Brown 162 vs. Phillip Burnette 157
Joey Tiberi 135 vs. Jonathan Ocassio 132.5
Fred Jenkins Jr. vs. 165 Todd Erikkson TBA
Naim Nelson 140.5 vs. Kywame Hill 143
*Erikkson will weigh in tomorrow

Promoter: Joey Eye Boxing & David Feldman
Venue: Harrah’s in Chester, PA
1st Bell: 7:30 pm est

Victor Vasquez 135 vs. Gustavo Dailey 133.5 Tony Ferrante 175 vs. Joe Park 174.5 Angel Ocasio 133.5 vs. Randolph Scott …


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Weights from Indio, Calif.

Leo Santa Cruz 116.8 vs. Jose “Carita” Lopez 117.6
Luis Ramos Jr 135.4 vs. Francisco Lorenzo 136
Randy Caballero 120 vs. Sergio Cristobal 119.2
Jose Vargas 139 vs. Javier Loya 140.8
Juan Sandoval 129.4 vs. Rene Torres 129.6
Jose Gonzalez 165 vs. Drew Davis 164.6
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: TeleFutura

Leo Santa Cruz 116.8 vs. Jose “Carita” Lopez 117.6 Luis Ramos Jr 135.4 vs. Francisco Lorenzo 136 Randy Caballero 120 …


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Zanfer inks Rojas

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBC super flyweight champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas signed a contract extension for three years with Zanfer promotions on Thursday. The deal has left both sides satisfied and pleased. Rojas signed the contract at the Zanfer headquarters in Tijuana. The president of the company, Fernando Beltran, was present. Rojas is excited to be signed with the most powerful boxing promoter in Latin America until 2014. “I am very happy to stay here. It will be my home for the next three years. I have only thankful words for Zanfer, Fernando Beltrán, Guillermo Brito (the director) and the entire staff that has always treated me wonderfully. I’m convinced this was the best decision and I know that good things are to come in my career,” said Rojas. (more…)

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer WBC super flyweight champion Tomas “Gusano” Rojas signed a contract extension for three years with Zanfer promotions …


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Badillo challenges Cazarez

By Felipe Leon
Photo: Baja Boxing

Tijuana super flyweight Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo will challenge for his first world title when he tries to rip away the WBA title from Hugo Cazarez on July 9th in Mazatlan, Mexico. The twelve round championship bout is presented by KO Entertainment and broadcast live in Mexico by Televisa. For Cazarez (34-6-2, 24 KOs) this will be the fourth defense of the title he captured in May of 2010 via a unanimous decision over Nobou Nashiro in a rubber match. Since then, Cazarez has defended the title against Everardo Morales, Albert Rossel and Hiroyuki Histaka. This is the second title that Cazarez, 33, holds with the first being the WBO junior flyweight title. In a fourteen year pro career, Cazarez of Los Mochis, Mex, has faced a who’s who of the smaller weight classes including Nelson Dieppa, Alex Sanchez and Ivan Calderon en route to compiling forty-two pro fights with thirteen of them world title fights. (more…)

By Felipe Leon Photo: Baja Boxing Tijuana super flyweight Arturo “Fuerte” Badillo will challenge for his first world title when …


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UFC hits Milwaukee

British welterweight star Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy made it no secret that he wanted his next fight to be against fellow knockout artist Chris “Lights Out” Lytle. On Sunday, Aug. 14, live from Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Hardy gets his wish, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today its first-ever card in Wisconsin. (more…)

British welterweight star Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy made it no secret that he wanted his next fight to be against …


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IBF Convention: Day 2

By Boxing Bob Newman

Day two of the IBF’s 28th annual convention opened at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Champagne Room of the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The opening session commenced with a brief talk by Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer on professionalism among ring officials. Introductions of every delegate in attendance were then exchanged, followed by Board of directors reports encompassed the morning session.

President Peoples opened with an explanation of the overhaul that the organization has undertaken over the last year from changing physical addresses, to compliance with governmental regulations concerning non-profit organizations.

Peoples then moved on to discussing the IBF’s efforts to re-expand throughout the globe as a world sanctioning body. Trips to Dominican Republic, Costa Rica have sparked those efforts. Delegates from Africa, Thailand, and Australia have boosted IBF activity in those parts of the world as well, with Australia producing Daniel Geale, the first IBF champion in Australia since Kostya Tszyu lost his IBF title exactly six years ago on June 4, 2005. (more…)

By Boxing Bob Newman Day two of the IBF’s 28th annual convention opened at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Champagne …


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Godfrey at crossroads

World cruiserweight title challenger Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-2, 10 KOs) finds himself at the crossroads of his professional career, preparing for his June 10 10-round main event throw-down against undefeated, ultra-hyped Nigerian knockout artist Lateef “Power” Kayode for the vacant NABA title, live on ShoBox from Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California.

After being stopped for the first time in his career last August, when he unsuccessfully challenged World Boxing Organization champion Marco “Kapt’n” Huck in Germany, Godfrey was somewhat lost and confused as a promotional free agent. Matt put full trust in his manager, Brett Hallenbeck, who negotiated the fight against Kayode, switched Matt’s head trainer, and guided the Providence fighter into signing a contract with Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment. (more…)

World cruiserweight title challenger Matt “Too Smooth” Godfrey (20-2, 10 KOs) finds himself at the crossroads of his professional career, …


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Chavez Jr. ready for biggest test

By Francisco Salazar
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. has heard the comments all too often throughout his career. Comments that are critically constructive or just very critical from fight fans and even members of the media. Despite unanimous decisions or knockout victories, the aforementioned people do not think that Chavez is or will be a legitimate contender and have gone as far as saying that the 25-year-old has benefitted from questionable decisions in bouts in Mexico. With Chavez hearing those comments, they roll off of him like the sweat off his body when he trains at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, CA. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. has heard the comments all too often throughout his …


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Froch-Johnson Video Update

Only one man will advance to the Finals! Jimmy Lennon Jr. reports the latest news on the Super Six World Boxing Classic before Froch vs. Johnson, this Saturday at 9pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Only one man will advance to the Finals! Jimmy Lennon Jr. reports the latest news on the Super Six World …


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Martirosyan-Roman Update

Undefeated junior middleweight sensation Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (29-0, 18 KOs) is just days away from facing Saul Roman (34-8, 29 KOs) at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California, in a WBC elimination bout for the right to face Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The fighter of Armenian descent calls nearby Glendale, CA, home and looks forward to fighting in his backyard. It has been over two years since Martirosyan last fought in California and over three years since he last fought in Los Angeles in front of his hometown fans. (more…)

Undefeated junior middleweight sensation Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (29-0, 18 KOs) is just days away from facing Saul Roman (34-8, …


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Ward goes behind the mic

Andre Ward will join the SHOWTIME® broadcast team for the live telecast this Saturday, June 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) that features a Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinal fight between WBC Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch and Glen Johnson. The undefeated Ward, the WBA 168-pound champion and last Olympic Games gold medalist from the United States, will face the winner of Saturday’s Froch-Johnson high stakes scrap from Atlantic City in the Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Oakland, Calif., will sit ringside with SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING announcers Gus Johnson, Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver.

Andre Ward will join the SHOWTIME® broadcast team for the live telecast this Saturday, June 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed …


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Ex-champs on TeleFutura

TeleFutura returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday with two former world champions facing unbeaten prospects. In the main event, unbeaten Leo “Terremoto” Santa Cruz (15-0-1, 7 KO’s) looks to keep his “0” intact against former world champion Jose “Carita” Lopez (39-9-2, 32 KO’s) in an eight rounder. The televised co-feature pits another undefeated prospect, in junior welterweight Luis Ramos Jr. (18-0, 8 KO’s) against former WBC Interim titleholder Francisco “El Ahogado” Lorenzo (36-9, 16 KO’s) in another eight. Local fan-favorite Randy Caballero (10-0, 6 KO’s) will square off in a six round junior featherweight match against Sergio Cristobal (3-1). Also unbeaten junior welterweight Jose Vargas (5-0-2) who will meet Javier Loya (4-0, 3 KO’s) in a six round contest.

TeleFutura returns to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California on Friday with two former world champions facing unbeaten prospects. …


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Ward: Froch-Johnson is 50/50

Carl Froch is the heavy favorite to defeat Glen Johnson Saturday in Atlantic City live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), but Super Six World Boxing Classic Finalist Andre Ward believes there’s a decent chance that “The Road Warrior” can upset “The Cobra” to claim the WBC Super Middleweight title and advance to the tournament Final.

“It’s a 50-50 fight,” Ward said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Carl Froch dominated Glen Johnson and I wouldn’t be surprised if Johnson pulled the upset.”

Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) will face the Froch-Johnson winner in the Final of the inaugural Super Six World Boxing Classic Cup and global recognition as the world’s #1 168-pound fighter.

“Mentally, I’m prepared to fight either guy,” Ward said. “The fans want to see Ward and Froch but it is Froch’s job to take care of his business and uphold his end of the bargain and Glen Johnson will have something to say about that on June 4.” (more…)

Carl Froch is the heavy favorite to defeat Glen Johnson Saturday in Atlantic City live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, …


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