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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Boxing News

4 Coronas Press Conference

Photos and report by Gabriel F. Cordero

The final press conference for Saturday’s “4 Coronas” event at the Estadio Olimpico 86 of Neza in Mexico City took place today. All fighters: Alvaro Perez (Nicaragua), Chantel Cordova (U.S.) Naoko Yamaguchi (Japan) and Mexicans Hugo Ruiz, Ana Maria Torres, Irma Torres, Kathia Gutierrez, Arely Muciño declared themselves ready for their fights for their world titles from organizations like the WBC, WBA and IBF. For more details and photos click here…



January 20th, 2011



Boxing News

‘Block Party’ at Mohegan Sun

New England talent headlines Feb 4th card

Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports is ready to kick off 2011 in style on Friday, February 4 as CES presents “Block Party” at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. “Block Party” is headlined by Providence, R.I., super middleweight Vladine Biosse (9-0, 4 KOs) and also starring New Haven, CT, super middleweight Elvin Ayala (20-5, 9 KOs) – CES’ newest acquisition – and Ledyard, CT, light heavyweight Brian Macy (5-1, 2 KOs) in his long-awaited return. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing stars meet and greet

By Ricardo Conde

The City of Pico Rivera’s Department of Parks and Recreation will be hosting a boxing meet and greet at Pico Park on Friday January 21, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Boxing fans will be able to meet boxing superstars as well as fast rising contenders and will also have an opportunity to take pictures, get autographs, enter into a free drawing for boxing memorabilia and much more. Some of the guests in attendance at this free event will be middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, junior flyweight champion Giovanni Segura, welterweight contender Alfonso Gomez, lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez, undefeated prospects Charles Huerta and Walter Sarnoi, as well as many other fighters. Pico Park is located at 9528 Beverly Blvd. Pico Rivera, California.



January 20th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Argentina

Photo: AranoBox

Lucas Matthysse 139.2 vs. Demarcus Corley 138.7
(Vacant WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title)
Juan Carlos Reveco 111.6 vs Miguel Tellez 111.1
Pablo Barboza 129.2 vs Claudio Tapia 129.4
Venue: El Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni de Las Heras, Mendoza, Argentina
Promoter: Golden Boy/AranoBox
TV: Telefutura/HBO Plus



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Ruiz ready for Perez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican prospect Hugo “Cuatito” Ruiz (26-1, 25 KOs) is motivated and ready for his fight on Saturday against Nicaraguan Alvaro Perez (19-2-1, 12 KOs) for the WBA interim bantamweight world title at the Estadio Olimpico Neza 86 in Mexico City. “I’m ready for this fight and look for other important fights. It’s my first big test and I trained hard for this opportunity. This title is important to me, my family and to Mexico. I’ve been training since October. I’m waiting for this opportunity and we can’t fail,” stated Ruiz.

Promoter Hector Garcia and matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz have high hopes for Ruiz. “We have great confidence in that fighter,” said Lewkowicz. “He began at flyweight, then went to super flyweight and now we decided to be at bantamweight. He comes from a family of strong fighters such as Edel and Heriberto and is trained his father. I think he’s very motivated and get known and have big world title fights.”



January 20th, 2011

Announcement

Weigh-in alert: Holyfield vs. Williams

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

The official weigh-in for “Redemption in America,” headlining Evander Holyfield vs. Sherman Williams, is scheduled for 4 PM/ET tomorrow at the Greenbrier’s Casino Club. Due to the resort’s guest policy, only ticketed customers to Saturday night’s fights, as well as registered guests and club members at the Greenbrier, are invited.

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 20th, 2011

UFC

Ticket alert for UFC 129

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that tickets for UFC® 129: ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS will go on sale to the public on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. ET. UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the first chance to buy tickets on Thursday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. ET, followed by UFC newsletter subscribers on Friday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. ET.

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January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Conference Call Transcript

Cunningham, Diaz, Shaw, King, Thompson

The trainers and promoters for undefeated 140-pound world champions Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley squareed-off against each other on an international media conference call earlier this week. Team Alexander was represented by Hall of Fame promoter Don King and trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham. Team Bradley will be represented by co-promoters Gary Shaw and Ken Thompson and trainer Joel Diaz. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Feature Story

Vane Martirosyan Update

By Francisco Salazar

Photo: Chris Cozzone

It almost seems like yesterday when unbeaten Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) had his hand raised before about 30,000 fans at Yankee Stadium with his victory over previously-unbeaten Joe Greene. However, it has been over seven months since unbeaten Martirosyan has stepped inside the ring. Yes, that is seven months. The wait was supposed to end on Saturday, February 5th, as Martirosyan was supposed to fight at the Activities Center in Maywood, CA. Martirosyan was excited, so were numerous fight fans, and a viewing audience that would watch on Fox Sports Net’s popular “Top Rank Live” series. Unfortunately, the Armenian-American fighter will have to wait longer for a fight to materialize. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayweather works out plea deal

Trainer Roger Mayweather will be available to train his nephew and boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. for any upcoming fights after pleading no contest to two misdemeanor battery charges today in Las Vegas. According to AP, a plea deal was worked out with prosecutors allowing Roger to avoid any prison time. Mayweather will serve a one-year probation, undergo 24 weeks of domestic violence counseling, do 50 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine.



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Mayorga-Cotto erupts

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum called a halt to the photo posedown between WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga after Mayorga shoved Cotto during a press conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday to announce their upcoming world title fight on March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Ricardo Mayorga: “I respect your mother but I don’t want her to suffer anymore. She cannot take any more of those beatings you’ve been taking. I will finish you off and your mother will be in peace at last. This won’t take me long, about four rounds on March 12.”

Miguel Cotto: “You have about seven more weeks to talk. Get it all out. Keep talking. Then we will go into the ring. That’s when your talking stops.”

Cotto brought the WBA Super Champion’s belt (which looks different from the usual WBA title belt). Mayorga first went for the belt, then cracked Cotto across the chest. Bob Arum immediately announced no more posing for photographs



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Jones back as HBO analyst

Roy Jones Jr. has reached an agreement with HBO Sports and will rejoin the network as permanent expert analyst on the late-night HBO BOXING AFTER DARK series, it was announced today by Rick Bernstein, senior vice president and executive producer, HBO Sports. “We were not searching for a permanent analyst on the BOXING AFTER DARK series, but Roy simply blew us away with his performance as a guest analyst last year and we decided it’s time to bring him back,” said Bernstein. “This will be a seamless transition for a person who has been a member of the HBO family since 1992 and will enhance our telecasts.” The 42-year-old Jones previously served as a boxing analyst at the network from 1996 to 2005, working primarily on the late-night franchise. In returning to his former role, Jones will be teamed with HBO veterans Bob Papa and Max Kellerman on BOXING AFTER DARK. Jones Jr. returns to HBO on Feb. 19 for the season premiere of BOXING AFTER DARK as bantamweight stars Fernando Montiel and Nonito Donaire collide in the main event (9:45 p.m. ET/PT). He will join Papa and Kellerman at ringside in Las Vegas along with unofficial scorer Harold Lederman.



January 20th, 2011

Feature Story

Mayorga returns to the spotlight

By Matt Richardson
Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP

It’s been more than two years since Ricardo Mayorga was in the boxing spotlight. In fact, the last time the former welterweight and junior middleweight champion was in a big fight on a big stage, he was laid out on his back; knocked out in the final seconds of a 12-round bout with Shane Mosley. But while the time away from the sport may have softened Mayorga’s stomach and muscles, it’s done little to hamper his infamous trash-talking. This was clearly evident on Wednesday morning in New York City when promoters Bob Arum and Don King came together to announce a fight between Mayorga (29-7-1, 23 KO’s) and current WBA junior middleweight title-holder Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KO’s).

The fight will be broadcast on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View on March 12, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will only be Mayorga’s second fight since losing to Mosley in September of 2008. But according to Mayorga, it’s no big deal. “This isn’t a huge fight for me,” the boxer explained to Fightnews. “This is a fight like I just took in December against a Mike Walker-level of opponent. This guy’s not dangerous. This is not a big fight for me.” (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Lucero faces Cuero Saturday

By Boxing Bob Newman

The Upstate, New York boxing scene will start heating up the chill that has gripped the Northeast starting this Saturday, January 22 in Albany. Headlining “Fight Night III,” Ares Promotions’ first show of 2011 will be former world title challenger Emmanuel Lucero taking on Oscar Cuero in a featherweight ten rounder. Ares head Adam Neary is excited about his promotional outfit’s inaugural 2011 event, “This will be an intimate setting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel ballroom in downtown Albany. While it’ll be cold outside, this show will be hot, loud, and heat everybody up.” (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Khan still seeking opponent

European lightweight champion John Murray (30-0, 18 KOs) is the latest name mentioned as a possible challenger against WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan on April 16th at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. Murray would be moving up to junior welterweight for the match. A clash with European light welterweight beltholder Paul McCloskey fell through and McCloskey’s promoter Barry Hearn later termed the Khan camp’s offer as “a joke” although he didn’t specify any numbers. Previously negotiations broke down with the handlers of Lamont Peterson. Breidis Prescott, who kayoed Khan in 54 seconds in 2008, has repeatedly been calling out Khan. Even though Prescott’s stock has largely plummeted since he beat Khan with two straight losses in 2009 and two meaningless fights against journeymen in 2010, he still may be the most compelling option.



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield focused, determined

“Well it’s a beautiful venue, couldn’t ask for anything more elegant,” said former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. Holyfield will continue his comeback at The Greenbrier on Saturday going into the ring against Sherman “Tank” Williams.. . . Click here for more by the State Journal

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 20th, 2011

Announcement

Zeferino re-inks Cordova

Photo courtesy of Zeferino

Zeferino Entertainment just announced that young welterweight prospect Marvin Cordova Jr. (21-2-1, 11 KO’s) has just resigned a promotional contract and is now being added to the exciting February 11 card “The Return of El Nino”  in El Paso, Texas featuring undefeated heavyweight David Rodriguez and former welterweight contender Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. Cordova is slated to fight journeyman Jorge Alberto Reyes (21-29-3, 17 KO’s) whose most recent performances included a loss to Johnny Tapia and a decision loss to Frankie Archuleta. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

“Kingpin” is back!

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Photo courtesy of Star Boxing

Heavyweight contender, and former world title challenger, Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (23-1-1, 10KO’s) will be back in action this Saturday night when he takes on Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13KO’s) in an eight round bout on the undercard of Saturday night’s Pay Per View “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” card, headlined by Evander Holyfield (43-10-2, 28KO’s) defending his WBF Heavyweight Title against Sherman Williams (34-11-2, 19KO’s) at The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall  in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Preview

Preview: Holyfield-Williams

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Preview by Brady Crytzer

Although boxing critics will claim that the heavyweight spectrum has shifted overseas, Saturday night’s “Redemption in America” pay-per-view serves as a stark reminder that some of the best talent in the world can still be found in the USA. Headlined by a crossroads battle between Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield and Sherman “Tank” Williams for the World Boxing Federation title, ARK Promotions invades one of our country’s most iconic destinations, the Greenbrier Resort, to present a night of heavyweight boxing that’s been long overdue. It’s “Redemption in America” for heavyweight boxing, and it’s live on pay-per-view. . .  Click here for more



January 20th, 2011

UFC

The 56-fight “newcomer”

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Melvin Guillard’s age belies his professional fighting experience.

At just 27, he carries a 44-9-3 record—a fight total that eclipses that of veterans like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Wanderlei Silva and Urijah Faber. . . . Click here for more



January 20th, 2011

Boxing Result

Ashley tops Hoy in Brooklyn

The gamble by Maureen Shea’s Pandora Promotions and Global Boxing Promotions hosted the first female main event in New York City history Wednesday night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY. In the main event, WBC super featherweight number one contender Alicia “Slick” Ashley (16-9-1, 1 KO) lived up to her nickname by using awkward movement and inventive angles to stay one step ahead of Crystal “The Baby-Faced Assassin” Hoy. Hoy was the aggressor throughout and found some success with left hooks and over hand rights, but Ashley’s jab controlled the bout. Ashley scored a knockdown in the eighth round on a left hook and closed the fight strong. The scores were 80-71 and 79-72 twice. (more…)



January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

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January 20th, 2011

Boxing News

Martirosyan off Feb 5th card

By Francisco Salazar

WBO #1 super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan (28-0, 17 KOs) is off the February 5th Top Rank LIVE card at the Activities Center in Maywood, California. Martirosyan was scheduled for an eight-rounder, but no suitable opponent could be found. Manager Steve Fader told Fightnews.com that Vanes will work one-on-one with trainer Freddie Roach for two solid weeks and be ready for a bout in March.

The February main event will feature a ten-rounder between super middleweights Francisco Sierra (23-3, 21 KOs) and Carlos DeLeon (21-3-2, 14 KOs). Also unbeaten heavyweight Andy Ruiz (7-0, 5 KOs) will see action.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Redemption a theme on Holyfield card

Since Jim Justice gained control of The Greenbrier, the resort has experienced a sense of rebirth. With Saturday’s “Redemption in America” event featuring a prize fight between Evander Holyfield and Sherman Williams, that theme will continue for both the fighters and the resort. . . Click here for more by the Register-Herald

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

McGuinness, Witter headline Feb 19

Hennessy Sports makes its return to Mississauga, Ontario on February 19th, with the latest installment of United Promotions’ boxing series at the Hershey Centre. The card features NABA lightweight titleholder Logan Cotton McGuinness, former WBC junior welterweight world champion Junior Witter, and undefeated prospect Sammy “El Producto” Vargas. McGuinness (13-0, 6 KOs) defends his NABA belt against TBA, Witter (37-3-2, 22 KOs) makes his welterweight debut against Victor Lupo (18-1-2, 9 KOs) and Vargas (7-0, 1 KO) squares-off against Tebor “The Beast” Brosch (6-3-4, 2 KOs) for Brosch’s Canadian welterweight title in local grudge match. Tickets start at $25, call 416-872-5000.
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The Mississauga card is the nightcap of a doubleheader for Hennessy Sports. Earlier that evening at London’s famed Wembley Arena, much of the company’s outstanding UK stable will be in action, including rising welterweight star John O’Donnell, light welterweight Lenny Dawes, and undefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury.



January 19th, 2011




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