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Big Changes Usher in New Chapter for Danny Garcia

Big Changes Usher in New Chapter for Danny Garcia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com After dipping his toe into the post-140-pound pool in his past two catch-weight starts, former ...

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Parker and Tupou clash on Saturday

Parker and Tupou clash on Saturday

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photos: Dave Cameron WBO #8, WBA #10 Joseph Parker (14-0, 12 KOs) will clash with WBO #13 ...

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Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

Maruki keeps WBC youth 154lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat WBC youth super-welterweight champ Ryosuke Maruki (10-3-1, 7 KOs), 149, successfully kept his belt when he kept ...

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Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

Viloria annihilates Soto, Robb and Silva also win

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In main event action, four-time world champion, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria (36-4, 21KO) annihilated ...

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Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

Shumenov defeats Flores to win WBA belt

By Edgar DeGrass Photos: Suzanne Teresa / PBC Former WBA light heavyweight world champion Beibut Shumenov (16-1, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous ...

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Boxing News

IK Yang remains unbeaten as 6.2 million viewers tune into “Fists of Power II” in Mainland China

Top Rank, SECA and Sands China Ltd., who have been building the growth of boxing in the People’s Republic of China by producing and promoting seven world championship events in Macao over the past 20 months, announced that the second installment of their latest joint venture, “Fists of Power” attracted over 6.2 million viewers to its December 16 telecast. “Fists of Power II,” a live televised boxing series for Mainland China featuring fighters from The Peoples Republic of China battling against international opposition, was broadcast live throughout China via CCTV and regional channels in major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.

“Fists of Power II,” which emanated from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, featured two title bouts — undefeated Yang Lianhui, from Dalian, China, who fights under the ring name of IK Yang, improved to 18-0, 13 KOs, and captured the vacant IBF Pan Pacific junior welterweight title when his opponent Fahsai Sakkreerin (41-6-1, 22 KOs), of Chiang Mai, Thailand, retired on his stool in the fifth round.

Also May Yi Ming (12-5, 7 KOs), of Shenyang, China, captured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific junior flyweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over savvy ring veteran Tommy Seran (24-4, 15 KOs), of Surabaya, Indonesia. (more…)



December 23rd, 2014


Boxing News

2014 Fighter of the Year Chris Algieri honored at 28th Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony

f1d7f337-0047-4801-b2c6-e74354660614A capacity crowd of 364 boxing fans attended last week’s 28th annual RING 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, New York.

Past world champions Aaron “Hawk” Pryor, Carlos Palomino and Tony DeMarco were special VIP guests.

“The annual Ring 8 Holiday Event and Awards Ceremony is our way of thanking our officials and members who do volunteer community work,” Ring 8 president Bob Duffy said. “They do a lot of the behind-the-scenes work in boxing. We also bring in VIP world champions from around the country to let them know we’ll never forget them. This was another evening that was enjoyed by all in attendance.” (more…)



December 23rd, 2014

UFC

Cruz sidelined by ACL injury

Following a triumphant return to the Octagon last September, former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz delivered some bad news Monday, as he has been forced to the sidelines once again after an injury to the ACL in his right knee . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Freddie Roach could be the key to May 2 date

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

May 2 has been mentioned as the date two major fights. Both a clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, as well as the long awaited showdown between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. But, one of those two fights will not be staged on that date by the mere fact that Freddie Roach cannot be in two places at once. Roach is the head trainer of both Pacquiao and Cotto.

Mayweather has fought on Cinco de Mayo weekend for three straight years (and four of the last five), while Canelo now wants to be active on that traditional Mexican holiday. However, these plans could be altered and it can’t be ruled out that Cotto could wind up as the opponent for Mayweather, despite the fact that allegedly negotiations with Alvarez are somewhat advanced, which would leave Pacquiao out of the picture. It’s possible that Roach, Pacquiao and Cotto will have a meeting to discuss this matter since Alvarez and Mayweather Jr. have both proposed the same date.



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Former Klitschko coach Fritz Sdunek died at the age of 67 in Hamburg . . . More

Randy Caballero set for a Valley defense on home turf. More

John Duddy lands a movie role alongside Robert de Niro. More

Local fight notes from Brownsville, Texas: More



December 23rd, 2014

Boxing News

Ruenroeng vows “I will defeat Shiming”

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF Flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (14-0, 5 KOs) is confident he will defeat Zou Shiming (6-0, 1 KO) IBF#8 the Chineses boxing hero.

The showdown happens Saturday, March 7, 2015, at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena, and was announced at a press conference in Bangkok Monday. Ruenroeng boxed Shiming on three occasions in their amateur trilogy. Ruenroeng defeated Shiming in Thailand at the 2007 King Cup which was also Amnat first international fight. Shiming won next two time including the semi final of the 2010 Asia Games in China and fight in Mongolia.

Jimmy Chaichotchuang, the leading IBF promoter in Asia said “The fight of Amnat vs Shiming will give a boost to Thai and Chinese diplomatic relations, which has been celebration ongoing for almost 40 years in 2015. The fight on Mar 7 is the third defense of IBF Flyweight championship of Amnat Ruenroeng. I would like to thank you the IBF president Darly Peoples, Bob Arum, Sheng Li and The Venetian Macao for making this historic fight.” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

UFC

TSN, RDS & Fight Network New Canadian Home for UFC Content

SN, RDS, Fight Network and UFC® today announced a new multi-year agreement for Canadian media rights to UFC global events.

Bell Media’s TSN and RDS will deliver a slate of marquee UFC programming to fans across multiple platforms, including major live events, preliminary fights of UFC Pay-Per-View events, UFC Fight Night™ events, and The Ultimate Fighter® series . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev, Pascal Quick Quotes

By Dave Spencer

The first face-off between light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KO) and former champion Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KO) took place at a press conference on Monday to officially kick off the unified light heavyweight world championship fight on HBO on March 14 at the Bell Center in Montreal.

Jean Pascal: This fight is simple. Your title is the remix of Rocky IV. This the North American guy versus the Russian. In the remix version though, I’m not Apollo Creed…I’m Rocky. This is the best fight possible, I respect Sergey Kovalev, he is the King of the Division. In front of me I have the toughest challenge of my life. It’s going to be a tough fight, but I love challenges. I’m a guy who likes to face the best, March 14th that’s what I’m going to do.

Roy Jones Jr: This is the best two guys in the division and a division I left a big trademark at. You got the best two guys in the division fighting one another and you couldn’t ask for better. Both are friends but I work with Jean, so you gotta do what you gotta do. I’m just glad both these guys want to go out and prove who is best.

Sergey Kovalev: I love to show good boxing. Not every boxer can show good action. Jean Pascal is best opponent after Bernard Hopkins and it will be a very good fight…..because I will be in the ring. I have enough to speak, sorry, I’m not talker, I’m fighter.

Kathy Duva: I have become so bored with fighters who come up with reasons not to fight the very best. I don’t understand it, I come from a place where that’s what fighters did. They were supposed to want to fight the best, that’s the way the sport worked when I began. I want to commend Jean for taking the fight but sorry Jean, you don’t get to become Rocky.



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pascal to train at Big Bear

By Dave Spencer

Light-heavyweight Jean Pascal’s trainer Marc Ramsay confirmed to Fightnews this morning that the former champion will once again be training in Big Bear California in advance of his March 14th showdown with Sergey Kovalev at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Ramsay likened himself to a head football coach at the last camp where Pascal prepared for his victory versus Lucian Bute earlier this year where the likes of assistants Roy Jones Jr. and Russ Anber all butted heads late into the night. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Caballero to make first defense Feb 27

After piling up 12 wins in 12 fights at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif., hometown hero Randy “El Matador” Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) went on the road in search of a world championship. On October 25, it was mission accomplished for “El Matador” after he defeated England’s Stuart Hall in Monte Carlo. On Friday, February 27, the conquering hero returns to Indio’s Fantasy Springs Resort Casino to defend his IBF Bantamweight World Championship for the first time against Alberto “Metro” Guevara (18-2, 6 KOs) in a 12-round homecoming bout, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and televised by FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.

“This is a night I’ve dreamed about for a long time, and I always said that the only thing better than winning a world title at home would be defending it there,” said Caballero. “I’m going to be tough and impress my fans at Fantasy Springs.” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Trainer of Champions Fritz Sdunek passes

German media are reporting that legendary boxing trainer Fritz Sdunek has passed away at the age of 67 in a Hamburg hospital after suffering a heart attack. Sdunek trained Felix Sturm, Dariusz Michalczewski and both Klitschko Brothers during his storied career. Other champions he trained include Juan Carlos Gomez, Artur Grigorian, Zsolt Erdei, Ralf Rocchigiani, Koko Kovacs, Sebastian Zbik and current WBA “regular” heavyweight champion Ruslan Chagaev. Heavyweight contender Manuel Charr, another Sdunek fighter, confirmed the news on his Facebook page.



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Once 1-7, Norberto “Meneito” Jimenez lands world title shot

Photo: Shuan Boxing Promotion

Photo: Shuan Boxing Promotion


By Robert Coster

What do Henry Armstrong, Bernard Hopkins, Alexis Arguello, Juan Manuel Marquez, Ricardo Mayorga, Rafael Marquez and Miguel Canto have in common? These world champions all lost their first pro fights. In the case of the great Henry Armstrong, he lost three of his first four fights while Miguel Canto lost two out of three.

Now an unlikely challenger by the name of Norberto Jimenez could make history on December 31st if he beats WBA super flyweight champion Kohei Kono in Tokyo. The colorful 23-year-old Dominican boxer, currently ranked 5th by the WBA, started his career in a most disastrous fashion. After his first eight fights, his record stood at 1-7 with four of those losses by knockout. However, after his inauspicious start in boxing, Jimenez has redeemed himself, winning the WBA Fedelatin, the WBA Fedecentro and WBC Fecarbox titles with a streak of 16 straight victories. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Wilder, Stiverne trade jabs on teleconference

By David Finger

For boxing fans, and in particular heavyweight boxing fans, January 17th is already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights since the Tyson era. Hard punching Haitian Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) takes on the #1 ranked Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) in a fight that pits two devastating punchers in the ring for Stiverne’s WBC title. It has all the makings of a coming out party…with the winner likely to emerge as the most talked about North American fighter in the world. And it was clear after a telephone conference last week that both fighters were already throwing bombs.

“January 17 will be a short night,” WBC champion Bermane Stiverne said early in the press conference, “A short, painful night.”

Stiverne’s manager, Camille Estephan also seemed unimpressed with Wilder’s glossy record. “(He’s) 32-0, 32 knockouts…against who? !” Estephan said when discussing Wilder’s record. “We believe this is a choreographed career.”

However, the hard punching challenger was unimpressed. “The things I do, I make the mind play tricks on you!” Wilder said when asked why he didn’t seem to get the credit that his record would seemingly merit, “It’s unbelievable how it happened like that! But on January 17th we’ll find out. They are going off of one opponent. I have one opponent, Malik Scott, who would beat every single opponent he beat!” (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Seldin-Jargal: Full Report and Photo Gallery

By Jerry Glick
Photos by Ed Diller/Star Boxing

In a hard fought rematch, undefeated junior welterweight Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin settled matters with Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal scoring a ninth round stoppage. Back in July, the two warriors were just beginning to go to war when the battle was prematurely stopped after the third round due to a cut over the right eye of Jargal that was caused by an accidental headbutt. The bout was ruled a No Contest. This time Seldin left no doubt as he dropped Jargal in round one with a hard right to the head. He continued to put on the pressure each round which slowly weakened his opponent. In the middle rounds, Seldin began to move his punches from the body to the head, never giving Jargal room to mount an attack. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

WBC belt returns from space

By Gabriel Cordero
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

During the opening ceremony of the WBC’s recent convention in Las Vegas, WBC Board of Governors member Vladimir Laptev presented WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman with a WBC belt that was taken to the Russian Baikonur Space Station. It was the first time in history that a boxing organization’s world title belt has been taken outside the pull of Earth’s gravity.

When the belt was originally sent into space, a WBC executive quipped “The sky is no longer the limit for the WBC!”

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December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Sonny Bill Williams returns against Chauncey Welliver

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Rugby Union and Rugby League football star Sonny Bill Williams (6-0, 3 KOs) returns to the boxing ring when he will clash with former WBC rated American heavyweight Chauncey Welliver (55-10-5, 22 KOs) at the All Phones Arena in Sydney, NSW, Australia on Jan 31. Williams’ most recent bout was a ten round decision over South African Frans Botha. On the undercard another Rugby League star Paul Galen (2-0, 2 KOs) will also be in action against an opponent yet to be selected. Galen is being touted as a future Sonny Bill Williams opponent.

The promotion will be televised on Free-To -Air channel nine’s GEM. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton says Rabchenko will get an immediate rematch with Mundine

Promoter Ricky Hatton has announced that his fighter Sergey Rabchenko will get a WBC-ordered rematch with Anthony Mundine. Mundine won a split decision over Rabchenko in Melbourne, Australia on November 12. Mundine had hoped that the victory would put him in line for a shot at Floyd Mayweather Jr, but according to Hatton the WBC’s Executive Committee has decided that an immediate rematch was required.

“I’ve said before that it wasn’t the worst decision ever, but Sergey definitely won the fight and he wasn’t helped by the fact that two of the judges, not affiliated to the WBC, were from Melbourne,” stated Hatton. “It was a phenomenal performance from Mundine and I take my hat off to him, but Sergey outworked him for most of the fight and should have been given much more of the rounds. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

UFC

‘Rampage’ returns to the UFC

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is returning to the Octagon in 2015 after a nearly two-year absence . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Stanley Sono dies at 78

By Ron Jackson

Stanley Sono, for many years one of the leading figures in SA boxing, has died. Known as a man who did everything in amateur and professional boxing, except getting into the ring and throwing punches, Sono was a trainer, referee, judge, time keeper and board member in both the amateur and professional codes. He died at his home in Dobsonville near Johannesburg on Saturday after a long illness. He was 78. (more…)



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Amir Khan gets political, speaks out against the “slaughter of innocent kids.”

Floyd Mayweather foots the bill for Earl Hayes’ funeral.

The highs and lows of Northeast (UK) boxing. More

The possibilities of Paul Gallen vs. Sonny Bill Williams. More



December 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Mark de Mori: I am at the mercy of the visa renewal

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Croatian based Australian WBC #9 heavyweight Mark de Mori (28-3, 24 KOs) is waiting for a visa to visit the USA and is hopeful of being featured on the undercard of WBC world heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne’s title defence against Deontay Wilder on January 17.

Stiverne, like de Mori, is contracted to promoter Don King. An appearance on the undercard would showcase de Mori’s talents on the world stage.

It has been more than five years since de Mori last fought in the US – he had wins in Mississippi and Missouri in 2008 and and 2009 – and he is excited by the prospect at fighting of one of boxing’s most renowned arenas. (more…)



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Yordan wins by KO over Pontillas

By Jeff Pamungkas

IBO lightweight champion Daud “Cino” Yordan (33-3, 24 KOs) won by knockout in round five against Ronald Pontillas (17-6-3) of the Philippines on Saturday night at Pangsuma Sports Hall, Pontianak, West Borneo Province, Indonesia, to capture the interim lightweight WBO Asia Pacific title.

Yordan fought aggressively from the first second of the first round with several clean shots to his opponent’s face, while Pontillas responded with a few good counters to Yordan. The second round, Yordan was also very aggressive, while the southpaw Pontillas tried to connect with dangerous left counters. Pontillas seemed to to start weakening in round three after he began bleeding near his left eye. In the middle of round five, Yordan attacked Pontillas’ head, forcing Pontillas to cover up leaving his body unprotected. Yordan then connected with a clean long hook to the solar plexus. Pontillas went down and didn’t get up until referee finished the ten count. Yordan is aiming to become the top challenger in the WBO’s lightweight division, and aiming to fight for the WBO title after a few warm up matches.



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Cuellar targets Mares after showcase KO

The featherweight division is one of the deepest in boxing with stars like Vasyl Lomachenko, Nicholas Walters and Jhonny Gonzalez at the top of the list. On Saturday night, WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus “El Jinete” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) of Argentina added his name to the mix with a fifth-round knockout over Ruben “Kanelito” Tamayo (23-5-4, 17 KOs) in Shelton, Washington.

“I really wanted to make a good impression on the fans tonight and I’m looking forward to fighting often again next year,” Cuellar said afterward. “There are a lot of possibilities, but I think the fighter I’d like to fight is Abner Mares, who I met recently in Las Vegas. He approached me and we took a picture together and then he tweeted it out, saying he wanted to fight me. Well, I’d like to fight him, too. It would be a really exciting fight for the fans.” (more…)



December 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Barueri Post-Fight

Lyoto Machida took just over a minute to finish C.B. Dollaway in devastating fashion with a perfectly placed body kick to the liver. Machida was awarded one of four performance bonuses for his spectacular finish . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside

Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger’s position with the WBA and WBO. But it’s Juergen Braehmer, the WBA belt holder in Krasniqi’s sights. A domestic showdown with his fellow German is already penciled in for March next year, around the same time that WBA/IBF/WBO champ Sergey Kovalev faces Jean Pascal.

A lot of credit must be given to Poland’s Darius Sez who gave an excellent account of himself, forcing Krasniqi into the trenches with relentless pressure throughout the contest. Entering the ring to a chorus of boos and whistles, Sek left the ring with the respect he deserved for such a strong performance.

The opening rounds were a cautious affair for the home fighter who found some difficulty finding a way in to land his punches. True to form, Krasniqi kept his range and moved fluidly on the back foot for much of the early rounds. Stepping in to land single punches when the opportunity arose. (more…)



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Seldin leaves no doubt, halts Jargal in rematch

By Jerry Glick at ringside

In a hard fought junior welterweight scrap, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin settled matters with Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal scoring a ninth round stoppage plus capturing the vacant WBC International belt

Back in July, the two warriors were just beginning to go to war when the battle was prematurely stopped after the third round due to a cut over the right eye of Jargal that was caused by an accidental headbutt. The bout was ruled a No Contest. This time Seldin left no doubt as he dropped Jargal in round one with a hard right to the head. He continued to put on the pressure each round which slowly weakened his opponent. In the middle rounds, Seldin began to move his punches from the body to the head, never giving Jargal room to mount an attack. (more…)



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Mayorga victorious in Nicaragua

Former welterweight world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KOs) returned to the ring on Saturday night in Managua, Nicaragua. The popular 41-year-old stopped unheralded Andrik “Loco” Saralegui (7-2, 5 KOs) from Mexico, who didn’t come out for round five.

In round two, Mayorga dropped his hands and dared his GREEN-haired opponent to attack him. In round three Mayorga stood in the corner with his arms folded and allowed Saralegui to hit him. In round four, Mayorga came out intent on doing some damage, then midway he began to taunt Saralegui. At the end of the round, Mayorga unleashed a barrage of punches that put Saralegui on the canvas.



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Illness KOs Peterson-Velasquez bout

A ten round junior welterweight battle between world ranked contender Anthony Peterson (34-1, 22 KOs), of Washington D.C. and former world title challenger Hector Velasquez (56-24-3, 38 KOs), of Tijuana, Mexico, didn’t take place as scheduled on Saturday night at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Peterson took ill just prior to the bout and the fight was scrapped.

For results of the fights that DID happen, click here.



December 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Barueri Main: Machida Wins in One

Showing off the precision striking that has become his trademark, Brazilian middleweight contender Lyoto Machida ended the final UFC event of 2014 quickly and decisively Saturday night, knocking out CB Dollaway in just 62 seconds at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil . . . click here for more

Also see: Barao back in business, subs Gagnon in three

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME

Former featherweight title challenger ‘Mr.’ Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher ‘S.D. Kid’ Martin (28-5-3, 9 KOs), scoring an easy ten round shutout on Saturday night at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Martin was game, but didn’t have the tools to present any problems for Russell. Scores were 100-90, 100-90, 99-91.

In the 12-round main event, WBA interim featherweight champion Jesus Andres “El Jinete” Cuellar (26-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round KO to retain his belt against Ruben “Canelito” Tamayo (23-5-4, 15 KOs). Southpaw Cellar dropped Tamayo twice in round four and finished him with a body shot in round five. Time was 1:40. (more…)



December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision in an IBF super flyweight elimination bout on Saturday night at the El San Juan Resort and Casino in Carolina, Puerto Rico. Geraldo was down in round eight and was deducted a point in round twelve. Scores were 119-107, 119-107 and 118-108.

In the co-feature, former WBO jr lightweight champion Rocky Martinez (28-2-2, 17 KOs) won by KO at 2:33 of round two after left hook to the body sent Herbert Quartey (12-10, 9 KOs) to the canvas for the count.

Former WBO lightweight title challenger Jose “Chelo” Gonzalez (23-1, 17 KOs) won by TKO at 2:27 of the second round against Antonio Joao Bento (27-15-2, 15 KOs). Bento went down two times in round one and two more times in round two.

Former welterweight and junior middleweight WBO female champion Hanna Gabriel (13-1-1, 9 KOs) won by TKO at :36 of round two when the referee stopped the bout due to the punishment absorbed by Paty Ramirez (10-2, 5 KOs). The bout was for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title.

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December 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

Heavyweight Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Sergei “White Wolf” Liakhovich (26-6, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Ruiz was the aggressor and landed the harder punches but Liakhovich never looked in danger of being stopped. Scores were 98-92, 96-94, 99-91 as Ruiz defended his NABF and WBO intercontinental titles.

Two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez (15-0, 13 KOs) continued to impress with a fourth round TKO over Jean Sotelo (19-14-2, 10 KOs). Sotelo couldn’t continue after four rounds of abuse.

Unbeaten light heavyweight Trevor McCumby moved to 18-0 with 14 KOs after a sixth round TKO over veteran Milton Nunez (28-12-1, 25 KOs). McCumby dropped Nunez in rounds three and four with body shots. Nunez’ corner kept their man on the stool after five rounds of punishment. (more…)



December 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Barueri Prelims: Pezao Potent Once More in KO of Pokrajac

Sao Paulo light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima didn’t get out of the Octagon in 20 seconds like he did in his May debut against Richardson Moreira, but he did go home early in his UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil, knocking out Igor Pokrajac in under two minutes on Saturday night . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 182: JONES VS. CORMIER is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, Jan. 3, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez stops Thompson, WBA interim super feather title still vacant

Former world champion Bryan “Tiquito” Vazquez (34-1, 17 KOs) delivered a one-sided beatdown to local favorite Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson (30-4, 26 KOs) in a fight for the vacant WBA interim super featherweight belt on Saturday night at the Arena Quequi in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The bout ended when Thompson remained on his stool at the beginning of round ten.

Vazquez lost the title on the scale Friday after weighing in three pounds heavy so only Thompson was eligible to win the title, which will now remain vacant.



December 20th, 2014

UFC

UFC Fight Night Barueri Prelims: Tim Means Business, Decisions Alexandre

Welterweight veteran Tim Means asked for boos after his split decision win over local favorite Marico Alexandre Saturday night at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil and he certainly got them, but that was no reflection on his UFC Fight Night performance, as he showed his experience edge in pounding out the hard-fought victory . . . click here for more

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December 20th, 2014




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