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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

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Boxing News

Welcome to The Daley Show

By Dave Spencer
Photo: Danielle Graham

He stands as the lone wolf. The only North American ranked in the top ten of his weight category. It is a distinction usually associated with the lighter weight classes, but at 6’2″ and 200 pounds, the WBA #7 ranked (also WBC #15) cruiserweight is far north from the usual categories that see little fanfare attached to them, and with each successive victory, this Ontario native is having the boxing world focus on a city and category not usually in the limelight in recent years.

Welcome to The Daley Show.

31-year-old Denton Daley (11-0 6KO) got a late start in his boxing career, but is quickly making up for lost time as he defends his NABA belt Saturday at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga Ontario versus Andres Taylor (21-5-2 8KO) of Johnstown PA. “It was a late start, I’ve always been passionate about boxing,” Daley told FightNews. “I love boxing but I grew up as a basketball player, I knew that if I was going to be a boxer, I couldn’t do it half-assed and that I’d have to put 100% of myself into it. I’m not the type who wants to get into the ring and get beaten up, so I wanted to make sure I had the proper dedication to the sport before I pursued it.” (more…)



February 14th, 2014



Boxing Result

Boxing Buzz: Froch vs. Groves II is on

George Groves claims Carl Froch rematch will be “easy” while champion vows to silence “moaning” challenger. More

Froch and Groves renew hostilities. The verbal assaults begin at once: More

“It’s going to be the biggest fight in British boxing history,” says boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, about a May 31 showdown between Froch and Groves. More



February 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Huntington, New York

Below are the Official Weigh-In results for tomorrow’s ESPN Friday Night Fights/Rockin’ Fights 12 event presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.

Chris Algieri 142 vs. Emmanuel Taylor 141
Issouf Kinda 141 vs. Jeremy Bryan 141
Wendy Toussaint 148 vs. Anthony Gangemi 148
Alan Gotay 134 vs. Carl McNickles 135
Jason Escalera 160 vs. Lekan Byfield TBA
Anthony Karperis 136 vs. Calvin Smith TBA

Remaining tickets are priced at $200, $150, $100, $60 and $50. Call 718-823-2000 for more information.



February 13th, 2014

UFC

Registration now open for TUF Latin America

The call was officially made today to all aspiring Latin American fighters: the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is looking for its next Latino standout and will use its storied reality television series to recruit the regions top talent. . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Chilemba Will Take on Grachev on March 15th in co-feature at Sands in Bethlehem, PA

Light Heavyweights Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba (21-2-2, 9 KOs) and Denis “The Pirate/Drago’s Son” Grachev (13-2-1, 8 KOs) will face off on March 15th in the ten round Co-Feature on NBCSN Fight Night at the Sands Casino and Hotel in Bethlehem, PA. The main event features the heavyweight battle between Tomasz “Goral” Adamek and Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov. It’s a fitting co-feature for the card billed as “The Crossroads.” (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev-Agnew Teleconference Quick Report

By Sam Geraci

On February 13, Main Events hosted a teleconference for its March 29 light heavyweight showdown in Atlantic City, NJ, between WBO champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and top-rated Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs). The bout will be televised on HBO.

Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev: “I prepare for every fight because my motivation is to become a great champion.”

Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0, 13 KOs): “We wouldn’t have taken the fight if we didn’t think we could win. In my personal opinion, I think he’s ordinary.”

Kathy Duva of Main Events: “No other light heavyweight wanted Sergey except for Cedric Agnew”

John David Jackson, Kovalev’s Trainer: “We don’t know a lot about Cedric, but we will do our homework and be prepared. Sergey can box, but he hasn’t been forced to do so. Maybe Cedric can make him show those skills.”

Bobby Benton, Agnew’s Trainer: “Cedric’s been fighting since he was eight. We’ve been begging for exposure. In the last four years, I think he’s taken off four days. He’s a gym rat and he’s ready.”



February 13th, 2014

Boxing Result

Elenes survives early scare and beats Gutierrez

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leon Nunez

As soon as the current Tijuana boxing commission lifted certain limits on the least amount of rounds needed to put on a fight card in the city a couple of years ago, the border town has become a hot bed for local club-show level boxing events. With Zanfer and Mayen Promotions leading the way, smaller promoters like PM and Gonzalez have also jumped into the fray. Last night it was Gonzalez’s turn to present their first show of the year at the Hangar 27 nightclub. Presenting a seven-bout fight card, Monroy Gonzalez put together an entertaining night of professional boxing featuring a majority of local fighters.

In the main event, light middleweight Pastor Elenes (8-1, 3KOs) suffered an early scare to be awarded a questionable unanimous decision over the hard charging Hugo Guttierez (0-5-1) in a scheduled four rounder.

Guttierez rushed Elenes from the opening bell as the favorite Pastor did the right thing and clinched to slow down the pace. Despite being held for a short time, Guttierez went back to attacking as soon as he was let go and soon scored a left hook followed by a right one to the chin of Elenes. Elenes went down to the canvas but was able to beat the count. Elenes was able to hold on until the end of the round. (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF #10 Tawatchai defeats Pumar

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Khomsan

IBF#10 122 pounder Mike “Tyson” Tawatchai (33-7-1,22 KOs) stopped Boy Dondee Pumar (10-6-3) in seven rounds of a scheduled twelve round IBF Asia title bout at the Purea school, Loei, Thailand on Wednesday. Pumar suffered a cut over the eye in round one that was caused by an accidental head clash but was ruled okay to continue. In round seven the cut became severe and referee had the ringside doctor inspect the cut who ruled it to severe to continue. Tawatchai who was ahead on the cards by 68-66, 69-65, 68-65 was awarded a technical decision.

IBF#14 140 pounder Patomsuk Pathompothong (27-2-1, 17 KOs) outpointed Jose Ocampo (17-8-1) over eight rounds of a crowd pleasing contest. (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Hernandez vs. Kolodziej postponed until March 29

Boxing fans will have to wait three weeks longer for Yoan Pablo Hernandez’ title defense against Pawel Kolodziej. The cruiserweight world championship, actually planned to be staged on March 8, has to be shifted to March 29 due to the IBF Champion currently suffering from a minor viral infection. In addition, the whole event moves from the Max-Schmeling-Halle to the Velodrom, which is located only a stone’s throw away in Berlin, Germany.

Yoan Pablo Hernandez: “I am really sorry but it makes no sense to step into the ring when you are not fit to fight. Most of all, I am hoping that the fans are not that disappointed and come to support me on March 29 to see a top-notch performance when I am defending my IBF Belt.” (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Yamada-Hong Full Report

By Victor Lee
Photos: Ulysses Sato and Aaron Jang

Nineteen year-old fistic prodigy Mako Yamada (7-0, 2 KOs), of Fukuoka, Japan wrested the WBO Female Minimumweight Title from formerly undefeated defending southpaw champion Su-Yun Hong (9-1, 5 KOs) in snowy Chuncheon, South Korea by split decision scores of 97-93, 96-94 (for Yamada) and 97-96 (for Hong). (more…)



February 13th, 2014

UFC

Rodrigo Damm: An Honest Fighter

Slow and steady wins the race. It’s an old adage that is an apt one when it comes to the career of Rodrigo Damm, a fighter who has shown that it’s not always skill and athleticism that keeps you alive in mixed martial arts, but perseverance . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Confirmed: Froch vs. Groves II rematch is on

Carl Froch and George Groves will meet in a rematch of their epic IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight title clash after terms were agreed this morning. The proposed scheduled date for one of the most hotly anticipated rematch in British boxing history is May 31, with a host of Britain’s most iconic sporting stadiums in the running to stage the contest.

“I’m pleased to finally get my next fight confirmed,” said Froch. “We had a number of options but ultimately I listened to the public and gave them what they wanted, I expect this to be one of the biggest fights the country has ever seen.

“It’s been a difficult period for me following the first fight. I’ve had to listen to his endless whining and appeals when ultimately the referee did him perhaps the biggest favor possible and saved him from a devastating knockout, whilst denying me the right if a clinical finish and a great comeback victory. (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Bob Arum on Ernie Sanchez switch

By Nick Giongco

Top Rank head Bob Arum yesterday defended the last-minute exclusion of Filipino fighter Ernie Sanchez in a show his promotional outfit is staging this weekend in the US. Sanchez had initially been booked to face Mexican-American Diego Magdaleno, a rising star from Las Vegas, in a ten-rounder at the C. Robert Lee Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California.

But last week, Arum got information telling him that Magdaleno (24-1 with nine KOs) might put some serious hurt on the promising 22-year-old Sanchez (14-5 with five KOs), who hails from General Santos City. That bit of advice came from Pacquiao’s right-hand man Mike Koncz, who warned Arum of the possibility that Magdaleno might be too much for the talented but relatively inexperienced Sanchez.

Sanchez’s last two fights were held in Mexico late last year and he was easily beaten although he put on a good performance in Las Vegas. (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Johnson and Abell promise Brit bashing

American heavyweight tag team Kevin Johnson and Joey Abell aim to make it a double Brit bashing this Saturday (15th February) night at the Copper Box Arena. Johnson takes on Dereck Chisora for his WBO and WBA International titles in the main event, while Abell faces undefeated Tyson Fury in the ten-round chief support. The pair joined forces at today’s media work-out at the Peacock Gym in East London as they looked to derail plans of a massive summer showdown between Chisora and Fury.

Former WBC World Heavyweight title challenger Johnson said, “London is a beautiful city with beautiful people who always treat me well when I come here, but on Saturday night I must destroy one of it’s residents. Mr. Chisora cannot and will not beat me. He is a fine boxer and puncher and has my respect, but I’m in fantastic shape, the best of my career, I’m here and ready to fight ’till the end and dish out a whupping to this Brit.” (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing promoter Barry Hughes is facing a jail sentence after pleading guilty to a mortgage scam. More

More on a possible Mike Alvarado-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown. More

Daniel Geale insists of a drug test ahead of a fight with Garth Wood. More

A May showdown between Carl Froch and George Groves in the works. More



February 13th, 2014

UFC

Evans injured, out of UFC 170

A leg injury has forced former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans out of his UFC 170 co-main event bout with Daniel Cormier on February 22 in Las Vegas. With the event date rapidly approaching, there will be no replacement fight, and the card – headlined by the UFC women’s bantamweight championship match between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann – will continue with 10 bouts.
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February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Melson defeats Ward in the final boxing card at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom

By Arvin Nundloll and Mariano A. Agmi at ringside

Boyd Melson (14-1-1, 4 KOs) signed off the final Broadway Boxing at the Roseland Ballroom with a close majority decision over Donald Ward (6-4, 3 KOs) in an eight round middleweight bout. Melson had indicated afterwards that he had hurt his right arm during the fight which affected his output. The fight was originally scheduled for 154 but was raised to 160 after Melson couldn’t make the weight. Ward failed to find any rhythm during the fight and couldn’t match Melson’s output. Melson was aggressive throughout, landing his jab with ease although had to endure a rough end to the fight due to his injury, which became apparent after round 4. Judges scores were 79-73, 78-74 and 76-76.

Crowd favorite Heather Hardy (8-0, 2 KOs) once again thrilled the New York City crowd, winning a scintillating split decision over tough Texan Cristina Fuentes (2-5-3) in an eight round super bantamweight bout. Scores were 77-55 (2x) for Brooklyn’s Hardy and 77-75 for Fuentes. (more…)



February 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Naito follows his father’s footstep to win Japanese belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

When Muhammad Ali visited Japan, he advised a fast-rising Japanese middleweight prospect named Cassius Junichi Naito, “If you are named after me, you wouldn’t go over me.” Ali’s prediction came true as Naito acquired the Japanese and OPBF belts but failed to grow up to be a world champ. It’s a story in 1970’s and his 22-year-old son now followed his father’s footstep and won the Japanese belt on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Unbeaten Rikki Naito (9-0, 5 KOs), 130, a southpaw speedster, won the vacant national super-feather title by a well-received stoppage over badly battered Hiroyasu Matsuzaki (22-7-2, 11 KOs), 130, at the end of the eighth round. (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Lomachenko Ready to Make History

Two-time Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist and 2013 Prospect of the Year Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KO), is in a hurry to make his mark, and in only his second professional fight, he will be challenging three-time world featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salido for Salido’s WBO featherweight title. The Salido-Lomachenko world championship fight will be televised live from the Alamodome, Saturday, March 1, on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

“It has been a long, hard ride to get to this world title fight,” said Lomachenko. “I may have only one professional fight on my resume but I have been boxing all my life, dreaming that one day I would be fighting the best fighters. And now I am fighting a world champion who is one of the best in featherweight division. Salido is a very good veteran fighter and he has been in the ring with toughest opponents. He puts a lot of pressure on you inside the ring and he comes to fight. Defeating this kind of fighter would mean a lot to me. It would also add my name to boxing history and get me one step closer to joining the sport’s all-time best. Thank you to Top Rank and a special thank you to Bob Arum for making this fight happen — for making my dream come true. Tune into HBO World Championship Boxing on March 1st. You will remember the Alamodome that night.” (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Bryan Vera Press Conference

Photos: Ruben Cortez/Top Rank

#1 contender Bryan Vera held a press conference in Austin, Texas on Wednesday for his upcoming rematch against former WBC Middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., taking place on Saturday, March 1, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas and televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Banner Promotions, Foreman Boys Promotions and Tecate, tickets to Chávez vs. Vera II are priced at $200, $100, $60, $40 and $25 (plus applicable taxes and fees), can be purchased at the Alamodome box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at (800) 745-3000.

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February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Morales-Paez Jr. set for March 22

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

The fight between Mexican ring legend Erik “Terrible” Morales (52-9-0, 36 KOs) and Jorge “Maromerito” Páez (37-4-1, 22 KOs) was officially announced today at the Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma Brewery in Monterrey, Mexico. They will collide on March 22 at Arena Monterrey.

Erik Morales: Many criticize me or ask me ‘why do I keep on boxing at my age and after everything I’ve accomplished?’ I tell them that I am pursuing a dream, I’d like to achieve a few more things. I don’t want to go back to my house wondering ‘why didn’t I try it?’ and even if I face a hungry young challenger, I need to win to achieve my dream…in my last fight I made a mistake and I learned. I will show that on March 22 against Paez. I don’t sell laughs, I sell my talent and technique and big fights and that’s what it will be in the Arena Monterrey.

Jorge Paez Jr: I am highly motivated to face a great figure in the boxing world like Erik Morales and I thank him for giving me a chance. I am preparing as never before. It will be a great fight and I’ll take advantage of this great opportunity. I absolutely respect him outside the ring, but the night of the fight there will be no respect and it’ll be a memorable fight for the fans…I dedicate the fight to the memory of my cousin Frankie Leal and “Fantasma” Gonzalez.

Promoter Fernando Beltran announced during the press conference that local favorite Francisco “Titanium” Rodriguez (13-2, 9 KOs) will challenge unbeaten WBO minimumweight champion Merllito Sabillo (23-0-1, 12 KOs) in the co-feature.

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February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Andrade: Let’s unify the titles, Floyd

Undefeated WBO junior middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (20-0, 13 KOs) wants to face reigning WBC and WBA junior middleweight titleholder Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. “I’m getting ready to take over boxing after Mayweather retires,” Andrade said. “I want to match my natural, God-given skills against his before he hangs up his gloves for good. Let’s unify the titles, Floyd. We can do it here in Atlanta, Las Vegas or New York. You pick the place, just don’t leave me hanging and retire without fighting me. This is my time!”

Andrade is currently required to make his first title defense, likely in April against WBO No. 1-rated mandatory challenger Brian “The Lion” Rose (25-1-1, 7 KOs). The 36-year-old Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) will face either Amir Khan or Marcus Maidana on May 3.



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Salido Has a Message for Lomachenko

For three-time world featherweight champion Orlando “Siri” Salidoboxing has been about perseverance and overcoming the odds, and in 17 days his mettle will be tested once more as he puts his world title on the line against two-time Olympic gold medalist, Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KO), considered by many to be the best amateur boxer in the history of the sport.

“I know people expect Lomachenko to beat me and take my title away, and while I respect all he did as an amateur, professional boxing is not the same. He has had just one professional fight. My experience, strength and hunger will be the difference,” said Salido during his media workout on Tuesday in his hometown of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. He has been training for the fight in Phoenix and Ciudad Obregon under his trainer, Santos Moreno. (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez-Alvarado on May 17 in LA?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The possibility of former multi-division world champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez against former WBO junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado is being discussed, possibly on May 17 at the Forum in Los Angeles on the same card as a proposed clash between WBO junior lightweight champion “Mikey” Garcia and WBA interim lightweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa. Previously it has been known that Zanfer Promotions has been trying to make Marquez next fight in Mexico City.



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Chisora, Fury hoping to set the stage for a rematch

By Graham Houston

Promoters Frank Warren and Mick Hennessy are joining forces to present British heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora in separate bouts in London on Saturday (TV coverage on BoxNation in the U.K., PPV in the U.S. and Fight Network in Canada). The plan is that Fury and Chisora will meet in a rematch later this year. If all works out as planned, Fury and Chisora will win to whet the boxing public’s appetite for the return fight.

There is always the risk, though, that something might go wrong.

Back in 1956 promoter Jack Solomons matched British heavyweight champion Don Cockell and ex-champ Jack Gardner in separate bouts prior to a Cockell-Gardner fight in July of that year. The opponents didn’t read the script, though. A Tongan slugger named Kitione Lave, who had settled in Yorkshire, bludgeoned Cockell into defeat in two rounds; Gardner, badly cut over the eye, lost in two rounds to Joe Bygraves, a Jamaican boxer who lived in Birkenhead, across the Mersey from Liverpool. The Cockell-Gardner fight was scrapped and neither man boxed again. (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Prizefighter Welterweights IV on April 5

Welterweights Erick Ochieng, Paddy Gallagher, Dean Byrne and Sam Eggington have taken the first four spots in the “Prizefighter Welterweights 4″ tournament taking place on April 5 at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Promoter Eddie Hearn says he will select the the final four entrants from around 20 applicants for the 33rd edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournament. The winner gets £32,000 plus an extra bonus for every KO.

Also on the card, John Ryder will face Jez Wilson in a British middleweight title eliminator.



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Jeter looks to capitalize on improbable situation on Saturday in Denmark

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Team Sauerland

On Saturday, February 15, Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony “Mo Better” Jeter will be in a situation that 98 percent of boxers wish they could be in. One fight away from a world title shot.

Unlike most of that two percent that do make it to that point in their careers, Jeter is no hotshot undefeated prospect. At 38 years old, Jeter brings a career that has had its ups and downs. However, recent successes have led Jeter to the point where he will be facing undefeated Patrick Nielsen of Albertslund, Denmark for the vacant WBC Silver Middleweight title on February 15 at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund.

“This is like winning the Powerball for me,” Jeter told Fightnews in an recent interview prior to leaving for Denmark. “So many boxers would love to be in this position. I’m super happy right now.” (more…)



February 12th, 2014

UFC

Niko Musoke: Timing is Everything

The call from the UFC. For every mixed martial artist, it’s the validation for all the years of blood, sweat, and tears. And for 99% of those who receive it, things like opponent, venue, and date are mere details to be dealt with later. Nico Musoke is part of that 99% . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Harris out of Skeete fight

Former WBA light-welterweight champion Vivian Harris has been ruled out of his fight against Bradley Skeete this Saturday (15th February) at the Copper Box Arena after failing a pre-fight medical. Harris was due to face Skeete in a Vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight title clash as one of the chief supporting fights to the headline bout between WBO/WBA International Heavyweight Champion Dereck Chisora against challenger Kevin Johnson.

Skeete will now face Frenchman Christopher Sebire who’s won 22 out of 29 fights and is a former French champion at light-welterweight. He last extended Chris Jenkins over ten rounds in a Vacant WBC International title challenge earlier this month. (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Opponents named for Magdaleno Bros and Falcao

Top Rank brings back boxing to Hawaiian Gardens, as a trio of top contenders, along with the highly awaited debut of a 2012 Olympian medalist in a show presented by Tecate and Unimas this Saturday, February 15th at the C. Robert Lee Activity Center in Hawaiian Gardens California. The featured fight of the evening will see the high octane former WBO super featherweight title challenger and current NABF champion Diego Magdaleno (24-1, 9 KOs) hailing from Las Vegas. The southpaw speedster will be facing Jorge Pazos (14-6-1, 8 KOs) in a ten round lightweight bout.

Diego Magdaleno’s younger sibling, KO artist, and fellow southpaw, Jessie Magdaleno (17-0, 13 KOs) will be taking on battle-tested Roberto Castaneda (20-5-1, 15 KOs) in an eight round super bantamweight fight in the co-featured bout.

In a highly anticipated bout, Top Rank’s newest acquisition, 2012 Brazilian Olympian Esquiva Falcao will be making his pro debut in a six round super middleweight bout. Falcao, who won the silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics, is facing Joshua Robertson (5-4, 1 KO). (more…)



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from New York City

Boyd Melson 160.2 vs. Donald Ward 155
Heather Hardy 121.8 vs. Cristina Fuentes 121.8
Joe Smith Jr. 175.4 vs. Otis Griffin 177
Bryant Cruz 130.4 vs. Joshua Reyes 129.6
Travis Peterkin 177 vs. Michael Gbenga 174.4
Donte Strayhorn 136 vs. Jose Gomez 133.4
Chris Galeano 155 vs. Travis McClaren 154.4
Danny Gonzalez 141 vs. Ray Velez 140.6
Ryan Martin 136 vs. Jose Del Valle 133.4

Venue: Roseland Ballroom in NYC
Promoter: DiBella Entetainment



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Promoter Don King returns to Cleveland, Ohio. More

Heavyweight David Haye targets a return to the ring. More

Legendary Thai boxing stadium closes its doors: More

Angelo Prospero gets inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame. More



February 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez-Shafikov on Feb 22 HBO2 telecast

The Year of the Horse will get off to a galloping start when world championship boxing makes its 2014 debut at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena. IBF lightweight champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez, of Mexico, and two-time Chinese Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming headline “Ring of Gold,” Saturday, February 22. Vazquez will defend his title against undefeated top-rated contender Denis “Ghengis Khan” Shafikov, of Russia, and Shiming will risk his undefeated record in an eight-round flyweight bout against the young seasoned Yokthong Kokietgym of Thailand. Both fights will be televised on HBO2, beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Tecate, the “Ring of Gold” HBO2 telecast will feature Fran Charles handling the blow-by-blow while former world champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini and Hall of Famer Larry Merchant will add expert analysis and commentary. (more…)



February 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Castellanos back in action Saturday

Owner of boxing’s most deceiving record, Mexico City’s Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (19-9, 12 KOs) will look for his 12th straight win on Saturday when he defends his WBC silver featherweight championship against Nicaragua’s Rene Alvarado (19-2, 13 KOs) in the main event of a Televisa and FOX Deportes-televised card at Centro Internacional de Convenciones in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico. After starting off his professional career with a dismal 8-9 record, 31-year-old Castellanos began a hot streak that hasn’t cooled off yet, as he’s won 11 straight since 2010. The WBC Silver champion since 2011, Castellanos has defeated former world champion Celestino Caballero and always tough Derrick Wilson in defense of his crown.

In the co-main event, scheduled for 10 rounds, Los Mochis’ Roberto “Tito” Manzanarez (25-1, 21 KOs) faces off with San Buenaventura, Chihuahua, Mexico’s Carlos “Coreano” Rodriguez (8-0, 3 KOs) for the WBC Youth lightweight championship.



February 11th, 2014

UFC

UFC Statement on Fight Night Bonuses

The Ultimate Fighting Championship released a statement today regarding Fight Night bonuses:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a modification to its live event bonuses. Effective immediately, UFC will award “Fight of the Night Bonuses” to each of the fighters in the best fight of the night, as well as additional “Performance of the Night Bonuses” to the two best individual performances on the card. The bonus amounts will remain $50,000. The “Performance of Night” bonuses will reward the athletes who put on the best and most exciting individual performances.
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February 11th, 2014




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