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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

Ringside by Gary "Digital" Williams Photos by Mike Greenhill After another brilliant in-ring performance, 49-year-old IBF Light Heavyweight champion Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins ...

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Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Quigg annihilates Munyai; Crolla stops Murray in war

Photos: Scott J. Raven WBA super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (28-0-2, 21 KOs) scored a second round KO over late sub Tshifhiwa Munyai ...

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Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Verdejo blows away Zavala in 74 seconds

Photos: Peter Amador / Top Rank Unbeaten lightweight Felix "Diamante" Verdejo (12-0, 9 KOs) needed just 74 seconds to demolish Ivan "El Oso" ...

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) continued to make ...

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Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

Salka upsets Collado: Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer Photos: Stephanie Trapp/Showtime Friday night before a raucous crowd of over 2,000 strong at the Convention Center in Monroeville, PA, ...

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Report/gallery: Hopkins vs. Shumenov

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49-year-old Hopkins schools Shumenov; Porter destroys Malignaggi

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Boxing News

Judah-Malignaggi is on for December 7

Former two-division world champions Zab “Super” Judah and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will officially announce their December 7 welterweight fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York next Tuesday. The fight will be televised live on Showtime.



October 11th, 2013



Boxing News

SES card postponed after sparring injuries

SES Boxing’s “Heavy Boys” boxing card planned for October 25th in Frankfurt/Oder was postponed after the two main fighters, light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi and heavyweight Steffen Kretschmann (who had recently signed with SES) were injured in their sparring yesterday. Krasnigi suffered a broken nose and Kretschmann suffered a deep cut over the left eye.

This is the first time we’ve had such bad luck at an event,” said SES-Promoter Ulf Steinforth. “Two injured athletes – and almost at the same time – this is really a disaster. We’ve set the gears in motion to quickly reschedule “Heavy Boys.” The new date will be announced in the coming days.”

The card features heavyweight title challenger against Francesco Pianta vs. Brian Minto, Robin Krasniqi vs. Oleksandr Cherviak for the WBO European light heavy belt and the SES Boxing debut of Steffen Kretschmann.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley, Marquez, Salido, Cruz make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Timothy Bradley 146 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 144.5
(WBO welterweight championship)

Orlando Salido 126 vs. Orlando Cruz 125
(WBO welterweight championship)

Vasyl Lomachenko 125 vs. Jose Ramirez 126.5
Seanie Monaghan 174 vs. Anthony Smith 175.5
Kenny Abril 146.5 vs. Brad Solomon 146
Mikael Zewski 147.5 vs. Alberto Herrera 147.5
Jun Doliguez 126 vs. Giovanni Caro TBD
Eric Watkins 175 vs. Trevor McCumby TBD

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO PPV

Note: Jose Ramirez returned later and weighed in at 125.6 lbs. He needed to come in under the 126lb featherweight limit as Ramirez-Lomachenko is for the WBO International title.

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October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Reveco, Nunez make weight

Juan Carlos Reveco 111 vs. Ricardo “Matemático” Núñez 111.75
(WBA flyweight championship)

Venue: Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez, San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina
Promoter: O.R. Promotions



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Vallarta

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Mariana Juarez 114.50 vs Buakaew Onesongchaigym 113.30
(WBC super flyweight international title)

Julio “Pollito” Ceja 117.70 vs Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes 117.70
(WBC bantamweight silver title)

Juan “Churritos” Hernandez 109.50 vs Saul “Baby” Juarez 109.50

Venue: Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta de la Riviera Nayarit
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa

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October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Eddie Hearn makes an offer to Carl Frampton: Fight Scott Quigg in March

By James Slater

Carl Frampton Vs. Scott Quigg is a British super-bantamweight clash that has been spoken of for some time now and, as reported by Sky Sports, Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has made Frampton a “huge offer” to agree to face the WBA 122-pound champ next March.

“We have made a huge offer to Frampton’s licensed manager and promoter Barry McGuigan for Carl to fight Scott in March on Sky Sports, and are looking forward to opening talks in the coming weeks,” the Matchroom boss told Sky today. (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Video: Parker stops Tatupu in two

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

New Zealand heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (7-0, 6 KOs) scored a brutal second round stoppage over Afa Tatupu (9-5, 7 KOs) in a scheduled ten round main event at the Trusts Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday. The 21-year-old Parker scored a second round TKO victory over former world heavyweight contender Frans Botha in June. Promoter Dean Lonergan issued a million dollar challenge to Sonny Bill Williams to fight Parker. Williams, who also defeated Frans Botha in a controversial bout, plays rugby league football for Eastern Suburbs in Sydney, which won the Premiership for 2013.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA #3 Fletcher defeats Kanofski

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #3 middleweight Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher (17-1, 10 KOs) clearly outscored Tim Kanofski (12-7, 1 KO) at the Calabria club, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Scores were 59-54, 59-54, 59-54. Fletcher is chasing fights against WBA champion Gennady Golovkin, former IBF/WBA champion Daniel Geale and former WBA champion Anthony Mundine. (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Granados describes training camp with Broner

Junior welterweight contender Adrian “El Tigre” Granados is in Cincinnati, sparring with WBA World Welterweight Champion Adrien Broner. Granados says he’s enjoying the fresh perspective he’s getting from training with Broner at The Punch House in Cincinnati. “It’s going great and I’m very happy to be here. I’m learning to deal with a different style and learning a different way of training. They do a lot of nonstop stuff. For instance, whenever we’re going to spar four rounds, we go 12 minutes straight. That’s pretty cool. It’s a marathon. All in all, just being in the ring with a world champion is a great learning experience.”

“I’m definitely holding my own in every sparring session,” continued Granados. “I’ve worked with other world champs, David Diaz, Devon Alexander and Juan Manuel Marquez and I’ve held my own with each one of them. I feel I belong here.”

Broner is preparing for a fight against Marcos Maidana on December 14. Granados will fight December 6, at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on the undercard of “Wlodarczyk vs. Fragomeni 3.” Granados’ opponent will be announced.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Orlando Cruz featured on ABC World News

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Orlando Cruz, the #1-rated featherweight contender and boxing’s first openly gay fighter, was profiled Thursday evening on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. It is scheduled to air again today on both Good Morning America, and in an expanded version, on Nightline.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/10/first-openly-gay-boxer-orlando-cruz-seeks-championship-title/

Cruz (20-2-1, 10 KOs), of San Juan, Puerto Rico, gets his first world title shot, battling former two-time world champion Orlando Salido (39-12-2, 27 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, México. The latest chapter of the storied boxing rivalry between México and Puerto Rico will be featured on the Timothy Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Márquez WBO welterweight championship pay-per-view undercard tomorrow at the Thomas & Mack Center, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Experienced Paul Butlin next for Anthony Joshua

By James Slater

Anthony Joshua, who enjoyed an impressive 1st-round victory in his pro debut this past weekend, has his next foe lined up. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist will, The Telegraph has confirmed, face 11-year veteran Paul Butlin on the Kell Brook-Vyacheslav Senchenko clash in Sheffield on October 26th.

37-year-old Butlin has a so-so at best 14-19 (3 KOs) record but he has been in with some good names, often acquitting himself well. A pro since October of 2002, the Leicestershire man has fought Dereck Chicora (twice, going the distance on both occasions), Jonathon Banks, Albert Sosnowski and, more recently in April of last year, Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne (being stopped by the Australian giant in the 4th-round).

Butlin has lost his last two but he has been active, fighting three times this year. Can the 6’2” journeyman take Joshua a few rounds? The bout is set for six-threes.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

IBF cruiser champ Hernandez faces mandatory Alekseev on November 23

After having won the rights to stage Yoan Pablo Hernandez’ (27-1, 13 KOs) mandatory against Alexander Alekseev (24-2-1, 20 KOs), Team Sauerland announced that the IBF cruiserweight world championship is going to take place on November 23 at the Brose Arena in Bamberg, Germany.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Quigg defends WBA belt on Froch vs. Groves card

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA Super Bantamweight title on the undercard of Carl Froch’s mammoth WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on November 23, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The Bury star met Yoandris Salinas at The O2 on October 5 in a fight that ended in a majority draw. The 26-year-old is delighted to be getting the chance to defend the title so soon, and says he aims to impress against an opponent to be named next week.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley: Marquez hates to fight while backing up, he’s going to get frustrated

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

“I’m coming to fight,” proclaimed WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley this week in Las Vegas. “I’m coming to fight. I’m coming to win. I’m looking for my place in history…to establish my legacy. I should be a top-three pound for pound fighter if I win on Saturday. Doubters motivate me. I love being an underdog. I promised my corner on this fight I would use my skills more. It’s an interesting fight. I’m very hyped to be facing a Hall of Famer in Nacho and Marquez. I keep winning Joel [Diaz] should get his due after I beat Marquez.

On Saturday’s fight with Marquez:

“On Saturday night I will be using lots of feints…my speed…set lots of traps and getting him to commit. Marquez hates to fight while backing up. He’s going to get frustrated. Give me three rounds and I will take over the fight. The main thing is to say focused, to concentrate and don’t listen to the crowd. I weighed 148 this morning.” (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Barbie ready to repel ‘Thai Invasion’

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

The final press conference for “Thai invasion” in the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta on the Nayarit Riviera in an event organized by Promociones del Pueblo and broadcast on Televisa. In the main event the Mexican former world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez makes the first title defense of her WBC International super flyweight title against Thailand’s Buakaew Onesongchaigym.

“I’m coming with everything, I did an excellent preparation just like a world title fight. She comes from a land of warriors, a Muay Thai fighter so she’s not new to getting punched, said Juarez. Buakaew told reporters to expect a surprise.

World ranked contenders Julio “Pollito” Ceja and Juan José “Goofy” Montes will vie for the WBC bantamweight silver belt and Juan “Churritos” Hernandez and Saul “Baby” Juarez clash in a featherweight eight-rounder.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley, Marquez recall wins over Pacman

During the lead up to their big pay-per-view showdown on Saturday in Las Vegas, both Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez recalled their life-changing wins over boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Tim Bradley: “I saw sour faces in Pacquiao’s corner before the decision was announced for our fight. They knew they lost.”

Juan Manuel Marquez: “After the last Pacquiao fight my family wanted me to retire. I wanted this last one and maybe a few more. The book is closed on Manny Pacquiao. I felt that was a great victory on December 8 (2012).



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Mabait: I’m going to knock him out

Photo: All Star Boxing

Tonight world ranked contender Marvin “Chavacano Disaster” Mabait (18-1-2, 12 KOs) of the Philippines will take on WBC #11 contender and former world title challenger Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (18-4-1, 9 KOs). The bantamweight main event is scheduled for 12 rounds with the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt at stake. Tuto Zabala’s Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc. in association with Ricardo Maldonado, Jr., Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones are promoting the fight at the Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City. Telemundo Network will televise the main event live at 11:35.

Fightnews caught up with Mabait a day before the fight as well as his trainer Nonito Donaire Sr. who chimed in. (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Dallas boxing site, the Maple Avenue Boxing Gym, will be the training site for Texas Rep. Rafael Anchia as he trains for a charity bout against former state District Judge Pat Boone on Nov. 1. More

Ode to Brooklyn boxing trainer Victor Roundtree: More

Ricky Hatton is revealing all in a new bio . . . More

$100 million: “That’s my price tag,” says Lennox Lewis, about coming back at the age of 48 to fight one of the Klitschkos. More



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Barker vs. Sturm London Press Conference

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos: Matchroom Boxing

After meeting for the first time at a press conference in Stuttgart, Germany, on Wednesday, IBF Middleweight Champion Darren Barker and Three-Time Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm came face-to-face again yesterday at the London leg of their two-city press tour.

“Felix’s shows are always spectacular and I’m sure it will be a sell-out and the pressure will all be on him,” said Darren Barker, who will make the first defense of his IBF belt. “I’ve boxed all over the world as an amateur, in some pretty hostile places, and it’s never bothered me – it inspires me. I don’t worry about the judges; I plan on winning very well, and putting on a fantastic night with lots of my fans coming over for a great fight between two great champions.” (more…)



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Santa Ynez, California

Roberto Castaneda 121 vs. Roman Morales 120.5
Gabriel Tolmajyan 129.5 vs. Edwin Solis 129.5
Ruffino Serrano 127 vs. Pablo Batres 127
Arsenio Terrazas 175 vs. Ilsthat Khusnulgatin 174.5
Eric Prado 150.5 vs. Julian Cruz 151
Daniel Franco 133 vs. Manuel Romero 133.5

Tickets for the Gary Shaw Productions event, priced at $35, $45, $55, $65 and $75, are on sale and can be purchased at Chumash Resort Casino Box office or online at www.startickets.com. Doors open at 5:00 P.M. first fight starts at 6:00 P.M.



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Memphis

Willie Monroe. 157.6 vs Miguel Alvarez 154.8
Paul Gutierrez 167.2 vs Toris smith 168.4
Javonta Charles 199.2 vs Jermain Daughtery ??
Marcus Rogers 147.4 vs Anthony woods 145.4
William Johnson 177.6 vs Tyrone dowdy 184.2
Mike Bissett vs Keyon Thomas ??

Venue: New Daisy Theater
Promoters: D3 Boxing/Midsouth Boxing
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October 10th, 2013

UFC

Zuffa statement on Rousimar Palhares

As announced by UFC president Dana White, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its contract with Rousimar Palhares based on repeated incidents of unsportsmanlike conduct violating the UFC Fighter Code of Conduct and his Promotional Agreement with Zuffa, LLC . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Photos: All Star Boxing

Marvin Mabait 118 vs. Johnny Garcia 118
(WBO Intercontinental bantamweight title)
Mauricio Santiago 144 vs. Jose Carlos Gutierrez 144
Angel Aguilar 118 vs. Iran Irak Diaz 116
Antonio Moran 136 vs. Oscar “Gallito” Conde 134
Ricardo Banuelos 152 vs. Jose Luis Zuniga
Irvin Marin 130 vs. Fernando “Mago” Perez 130
Monserrat Alarcon 105 vs. Ana Victoria Polo 106
Antonio “Diablito” Lopez 122 vs. Gabriel “Grenas” Acosta 121

Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo Mexico City, Mexico
Promoter: Tuto Zabala, Jr. All Star Boxing, Inc in association with Ricardo Maldonado Jr-Producciones Deportivas
Matchmakers: Ruben De Jesus & Jorge Gonzalez
TV: Telemundo 11:35 pm
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com.mx
First Fight: 8:00 PM

There will be Big Screens TV at the Arena showing the World Cup Qualifier between Mexico and Panama.

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October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Jessie Vargas 147.5 vs. Ray Narh 147
Jessie Magdaleno 122.5 vs. Raul Hidalgo 122.5
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147 vs. Peter Haro 144.5
Luis Arceo 136.5 vs. Jose Zepeda 137.5
Ivan Zabala 136.5 vs. Jesus Gutierrez 143
Erick de Leon 131.5 vs. Aaron Acevedo 132.5
Victor Pasillas 123.5 vs. Jesus Lule Raya 124
Luis Zaldano 132 vs. Norberto Pantaleon 131.5

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas
Admission: FREE

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October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Stevens: I’m just ready to go in there and destroy him

Photo: Art Natalino

Brooklyn’s Curtis Stevens took the time to discuss his upcoming Nov. 2nd showdown with WBA/IBO Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, on Wednesday. Formerly the training base of legendary World Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes, Pintabone’s Boxing Gym serves as the host for Stevens’ training camp, as he prepares to challenge the dangerous Golovkin at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. The ever loquacious challenger exuded confidence as he broke it all down for press. The fight will be televised live by HBO.

Does his power concern you?

“The question is does my power concern him?”

If you hit Golovkin and he doesn’t go down, what are you going to do?

“Hit his ass some more!” (more…)



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Glen Tapia Update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated Middleweight Glen Tapia 20-0 of Passaic, NJ met with Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum Thursday in Las Vegas. Tapia will be attending the world championship fight between undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm’ Bradley and four-division champion Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Glen’s next bout will soon be announced (rumor has it he will be facing James Kirkland December 7 in Atlantic City).



October 10th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Lennox Lewis: No comeback

48-year-old former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis made headlines in the British press when he said he would come back to fight one of the Klitschko brothers for the unrealistic sum of $100 million, which no promoter interested in making a profit would pay. Today Lewis clarified those comments



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

NABA Titles on the line this Saturday in Pittsburgh

6’6″ 280 pound John L. Smith (13-0-1 3 KOs) will face hard-punching southpaw Jason Bergman (20-10-2, 13 KOs) over ten rounds for the vacant NABA-US heavyweight title on Saturday, October 12th at the Green Tree Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Trained by former heavyweight champ James “Buster” Douglas, Smith is coming off a ten-round draw versus 6′ 7″ 250 pound Daniel Martz (9-1-1), whereas Bergman, after winning ten straight, is coming from a split decision loss to recent USBA title challenger Maurice Harris. In addition, WBA #15 lightweight contender “Lightning” Rod Salka (17-2, 3 KOs) will battle Ryan Belasco (18-5-3, 3 KOs) over ten rounds for Salka’s NABA-US lightweight strap. Several more bouts featuring top local talent are scheduled. Tickets are available by calling (412) 980-4422.



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Frank Maloney: My heart is no longer in the sport that I loved so much

Frank Maloney has decided to retire from all professional boxing after more than 30 years in the sport as a manager and promoter. Maloney managed Britain’s first ever world heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis. He had been contemplating his future since July when British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price was beaten for the second time in five months by Tony Thompson. Frank and his advisors met with Price in London earlier this month and shook hands on a provisional agreement. Maloney had second thoughts this week and decided to make a clean break from the sport.

He said: “For the last year I have gradually fallen out of love with boxing and my passion has been missing. I did much soul searching over the summer and my heart is no longer in the sport that I loved so much. If I continued as his promoter it would be unfair as I cannot give the commitment and love for the sport that is needed to get his career back on track. (more…)



October 10th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Cruz sends message with rainbow boxing attire

Orlando Cruz, boxing’s first openly gay fighter, will wear rainbow colors symbolizing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pride combined with the Puerto Rican flag when he enters the ring to face Orlando Salido for the WBO featherweight title on Saturday night’s Bradley-Marquez co-feature.



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley-Marquez undercard presser

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

#1 Featherweight contender Orlando Cruz of Puerto Rico and WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido faced off during the undercard press conference at the Wynn Las Vegas for their upcoming vacant WBO Featherweight championship, Saturday, Oct 12 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Orlando Salido: We know it’s going to be a war. We’re very well prepared for Saturday and looking forward to being the winner.

Orlando Cruz: Saturday I will be WBO featherweight champion.

Bob Arum: The best fights in the world are when a Mexican fights a Puerto Rican. The fire and determination in that ring is something special. This Mexican was a world champion who went to Puerto Rico and knocked out one of the most popular fighters in Puerto Rico, Juan Manuel Marquez, not once, but twice…one thing that Cruz has brought to the sport, in the almost 50 years I’ve been involved with the sport, where there’s been controversy about the shorts that he’s going to wear. But that’s good, that makes for interest, and Orlando we’re all proud of you.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with Zanfer Promotions, Wynn Las Vegas, Márquez Boxing, and Tecate, Bradley vs. Márquez will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

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October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

WBA #3 Fletcher in action Friday

By Raymond Wheatley – World of Boxing

WBA#3 Jarrod “Left Jab “Fletcher (16-1, 10 KO’s) returns to ring action on Friday against Marco Tuhunury (10-10-1, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds with the PABA middleweight title up for grabs at the Calabria club, Brunswick, Melbourne , Victoria, Australia. Fletcher outscored current WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson in the final at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Fletcher also defeated currently world rated James DeGale. The only loss on Fletcher’s record was against Billy Joe Saunders in 2012. Fletcher is chasing fights against WBA champion Gennady Golovkin, former IBF/WBA champion Daniel Geale and former WBA champion Anthony Mundine.



October 10th, 2013

Boxing News

Stephen Smith signs with Matchroom Sport

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport have announced that Stephen Smith has signed a promotional deal with the company and will box on the undercard of Carl Froch vs. George Groves World title bill on November 23 in Manchester. Promoter Frank Warren had previously promoted Smith and had announced that Smith would be part of an historic show where all three of the Smith brothers would defend their British Championships on December 7 in Liverpool.

Warren issued a statement saying he will defend his rights as both the manager and promoter of Stephen Smith and “other parties” who have tortuously interfered with Warren’s rights will be the subject of action through the BBBofC and the courts.



October 10th, 2013

Twitter Watch

Promoter Frank Maloney Retires

Famed boxing manager and promoter Frank Maloney, who guided the career of Lennox Lewis and more recently David Price, has announced his retirement.



October 10th, 2013

Announcement

Veteran super bantamweights clash in “Locked ‘n Loaded”

Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the ring with the fan favorite “Locked ‘n Loaded” series Friday, October 18th at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif.

The main event features the fleet-footed sharpshooter Christopher Martin (27-2-3, 9 KOs) of San Diego against the hardnosed warrior Enrique Quevedo (14-6-1, 9 KOs) of Los Angeles in a super bantamweight eight-rounder. The co-feature, pits volume boxer-puncher Juan Reyes (9-1-2, 1 KO) of Riverside, Calif. against Los Angeles-native Daniel Roman (8-1-1, 3 KOs) in an eight round super bantamweight contest. (more…)



October 10th, 2013




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