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Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Showtime Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive ...

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Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

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Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

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Boxing News

PR Best vows legal action to keep Oquendo

PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) was surprised by the news circulated yesterday that boxer Jonathan Oquendo signed a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions (GBP), when he still has a valid contract with the Puerto Rican promoter until 2016, so PRBBP vowed to take legal action in this regard. Promoter Ivan Rivera, president of PRBBP, learned from a press release issued by GBP yesterday that Oquendo (26-4, 16 KOs) had signed with them and reacted surprised by the news, because as recently as September 12th, PRBBP worked with the boxer when he beat former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in Las Vegas, and already has the contract for his expected world title fight.

“We learned the news from the press and were surprised because we have been working with Jonathan for a while. He fought as a PRBBP boxer only 11 days ago, and we have the contract for his world title fight, which will be on December 5th against the Argentine Jesus Cuellar, the WBA featherweight champion, in Brooklyn, New York,” Ivan Rivera said. (more…)



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Jones Jr. vs. Maccarinelli on tap in Russia

By TMZSports.com

Looks like that goodwill meeting with Vladimir Putin worked … because Russian cruiserweight Roy Jones Jr. tells TMZ Sports he just booked his first fight in Mother Russia. RJJ just reached out and told us he’ll be fighting Welsh bigman Enzo Maccarinelli on November 28th. Enzo is a former WBO cruiserweight champ … who’s fighting Mehdi Amar for the EU belt on October 10th. If Enzo wins that fight, Jones is next. This is big news because Jones just flew out to Moscow for a face-to-face with Putin — and asked for Russian citizenship so he could do business in Vlad’s country. Jones has said his ultimate goal is to help repair U.S./Russia relations.



September 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

Duhaupas: I’m prepared for a fight and I know how to do it

WBC #11 heavyweight Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) will be a huge underdog when he steps into the ring against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) on Saturday at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. But, the 6’5 challenger from Abbeville, France, who has already fought in France, Russia, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Panama, Morroco, and Luxembourg, isn’t worried about fighting in Wilder’s backyard in his USA debut. “Once I am in the ring I forget everything about where I am,” said Duhaupas. “I just think about the fight and just focus on the fight and the opponent and it will be a normal fight for me. It’s really important for me because it’s a big fight in a big country up until the fight, but when I’m in the ring, everything is the same thing that it would be in France or anywhere.”

Duhaupas says he has some advantages over the champion, but isn’t revealing his tactics. “I can use some special things for me to fight against him. We’ve been working a lot in the last month on Deontay fights and watching videos from him. We work a lot to bring a hard fight and we’ll be prepared for the fight. I’m prepared for a fight and I know how to do it…I want to keep all my secrets for me.”



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

McKenzie aiming to dethrone Ramirez

IBF #14 cruiserweight Ovill McKenzie has promised to live up to his nickname “The Upsetter” when he travels to Argentina to challenge newly crowned IBF cruiserweight champion Victor Ramirez at the Villa La Nata Sporting Club, in Buenos Aires, on Friday 2nd October. McKenzie will replace original opponent Yoan Pablo Hernandez, who was the IBF Champion, but was stripped of the title due to injury and IBF interim titleholder Ramirez was installed as the full champion.

It’s a dream world title shot for the 35-year-old from Jamaica, who has been a professional for over 15 years, and is a former two-time Commonwealth light heavyweight champion and the current British, Commonwealth and WBA Continental cruiserweight champion.

With a record of 25 wins, 12 losses and 13 knockouts, McKenzie has caused some upsets in his career with surprise wins over unbeaten fighters. He’s had an Indian summer with his career of late and in his last four fights has won three by knockout with wins over Janne Forsman, Matty Askin, Jon Lewis Dickinson and Tony Conquest. (more…)



September 23rd, 2015


Boxing News

New location for Oct 9 Telemundo card

Photo: All Star Boxing

The popular series Boxeo TELEMUNDO Ford will change sites for their fall season opener on Friday, October 9, 2015. The show will now be at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. It was originally scheduled for Palm Bay, Florida.

“We decided to change sites because of popular demand, our loyal fans in Kissimmee kept calling and sending messages to our office asking why we weren’t coming this season. I realized this October marks our 14th anniversary there and decided to change sites and bring our show to them. They deserved it. It really was a no-brainer,” said Tuto Zabala, Jr., President of All Star Boxing.

In the main event, former Olympian and world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (21-4-1, 11 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico will face Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-4-1, 16 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico in a bout scheduled for ten rounds with the WBO Latin junior lightweight title on the line. (more…)



September 23rd, 2015

UFC

A New and Improved Kyoji Horiguchi Returns

Coming out on the losing end of a fight isn’t something that sits very well with Kyoji Horiguchi.

Going into his bout with dominant flyweight champion and top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson at UFC 186 back in April, defeat was something the Tokyo product hadn’t tasted in more than three years. During that time, the Kid Yamamoto protégé had not only racked up a lengthy collection of victories in impressive fashion, but he did so with performances that expedited his rise to the elite tier of the 125-pound range . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Alaska’s connection to a boxing icon

Enzo Maccarinelli wants a shot at the Liberty Stadium before retiring

Jermain Taylor found fit to proceed with trial



September 23rd, 2015

Boxing News

“Chucky” Flores retains WBA interim 122lb belt; J-Rock Williams annihilates Cuello

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/PBC

In the Fox Sports 1 TV opener, Mexican Moises “Chucky” Flores defended his Interim WBA “Interim” junior featherweight title by stopping WBA #8 Luis “La Ardilla” Cusulito of Argentina, at 57 seconds of round 12 on Tuesday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It was a grueling, two-way battle for eleven rounds, before Flores, 24-0, 17 KOs, stepped on the gas in the final round. Flores caught Cusulito, 21-2, 19 KOs, with a jarring right and then poured it on until referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight. Flores appeared to be ahead on points but Cusulito had his share of moments in the terrific bout before the Mexican closed the show with the gritty TKO to keep his belt.

In the scheduled ten round main event, Philly’s Julian Williams blasted out Luciano Cuello of Madrid, Spain, after just 93 seconds into the opening round. Williams staggered Cuello with a hard right hand and fired away until the fight was stopped by referee Gary Rosato. There were no knockdowns. With the abbreviated victory, Williams defended his WBC Continental Americas junior middleweight title and kept his unbeaten streak going strong, 21-0-1, 13 KOs. Cuello fell to 35-4, 17 KOs. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Undercard Results from Bethlehem, PA

By John DiSanto at ringside

Early action at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA:

In a see-sawing welterweight contest, Ken Alvarez, 7-2-2, 3 KOs, beat Sammy Quinones, 9-4, 4 KOs, by 6-round majority decision. Alvarez started fast, but hit the canvas in round three. The knockdown energized Quinones, and he went on to make up lost ground and build a slight lead on my card. However in the final round, Alvarez put a tiring Quinones down twice with flurries to the body. The sudden surge earned Alvarez the decision by scores of 58-53, 57-54 and 56-56.

In a 6-round super middleweight bout, Carlos Gongora, 3-0, 1 KO, put veteran Michael Gbenga, 20-23, 20 KO, on the canvas twice in the sixth and final round, but could not finish him. Gongora went in to win the decision by three landslide scores of 59-53.
Lightweight Ismael Serrano, 4-1, 1 KO, defeated Seifullah Jihad Wise, 2-1, by 4-round unanimous decision. Wise lost a point for holding, and the official scores were 40-35, 39-36 and 38-37, all for Serrano.

Featherweight Chris Colbert, 3-0, 2 KO, topped Jose Carmona, 0-2, with a one-sided unanimous 4-round decision. All three scores were 40-36.

In a bloody junior middleweight fight, Nicholas Hernandez, 2-1, overcame a cut left eye to score a 4-round unanimous decision over Rick Nuno, 2-1, 1 KO. Hernandez dropped Nuno in round three and won by scores of 40-36 and 40-35 twice.



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Sosa set to headline Puerto Rican Classic in Philadelphia

Story by John DiSanto – Philly Boxing History.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr. – dcobbjr.com

Camden, NJ junior lightweight Jason Sosa, 17-1-3, 13 KO, is a hot fighter these days. He boasts a 12-bout KO streak, a sudden rise in the 130-pound rankings, and a new deal with promotional powerhouse Top Rank. Next Friday, October 2nd, Sosa will headline the first ever Philadelphia Puerto Rican Classic at the 2300 Arena, against Jorge Pazos, a 26- year old Mexican with a 14-8-1, 8 KO, professional record.

“It’s the first Philadelphia Puerto Rican Classic event,” Sosa said at the Joe Hand Boxing Gym, where he held an open media workout on Tuesday. “It feels good to be the main event. It’s a big deal and I’m honored.”

Sosa, 27, staged a light workout and spoke to various press outlets during the media event. Many questions revolved around his recent deal with Top Rank, who along with J Russell Peltz will guide his career, presumably toward a world title fight. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Late Results from Los Angeles

Welterweight Adrian “El Tigre” Granados (16-4-2, 11 KOs) of Cicero, Illinois, punished Gaku Takahashi (14-6-1, 6 KOs) of Japan in route to an 8 round unanimous decision in the main event on Saturday night at the Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello, California. The official scores were all in favor to Granados at 80-72, and 79-73 twice. Granados had absolutely no trouble with the southpaw Takahashi, putting on a clinic like performance on how to fight lefties. Takahashi never backed down, but his face told the story of Granados getting the better of him. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ortiz gets second shot at WBA heavyweight title

Undefeated heavyweight Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (22-0, 19 KOs) meets little known Matias Ariel “El Matador” Vidondo (20-1-1, 18 KOs) for the WBA “interim” heavyweight world title on October 17 against on the Golovkin-Lemieux undercard at Madison Square Garden. For Ortiz, it will be his second shot at the WBA interim heavyweight world title. He originally won the WBA interim title in September 2014 with a first round KO of Lateef Kayode. His title reign was short-lived, however. Ortiz tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and the WBA stripped Ortiz of the belt after the Nevada State Athletic Commission changed the result to a no contest. He served an eight-month suspension, then returned in June with a first round KO against journeyman Byron Polley (27-19-1, 12 KOs) to earn another world title fight.

“The only way to be the best is to beat the best and taking on Matias and fighting for the interim WBA heavyweight world title is a big step to proving that I am the best,” said Ortiz. “But I am more than ready, I am too fast and too strong for Vidondo and I will prove that on October 17. My dream has always been to become the heavyweight champion of the world and this fight is a big step closer to that dream.” (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Golovkin-Lemieux PPV lineup set

Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux
(WBA/IBF/WBC interim middleweight championship)
Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez vs. Brian Viloria
(WBC flyweight championship)
Luis Ortiz vs. Matias Ariel Vidondo
(WBA “interim” heavyweight title)
Tureano Johnson vs. Eamonn “King Kane” O’Kane
(IBF middleweight world title eliminator)

Date: October 17
Venue: Madison Square Garden, NYC
Promoter: K2/Golden Boy
TV: PPV

Also announced were the off-TV fights:
Ghislain Maduma vs. Maurice Hooker (lightweight)
Lamont Roach Jr. vs. TBA (lightweight)
Ruslan Madiev vs. TBA (super lightweight)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder: I couldn’t have a better opponent

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) is fired up for his NBC-televised title defense on Saturday night against Frenchman Johann Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) at the Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama.

“I couldn’t have a better opponent to be defending my title against,” stated Wilder. “I think he’s the best type of opponent for me. He’s tough, he comes to fight, he’s got a great record, he’s never been stopped, he got the height and the weight. Do I have to say more? I think this is a great opponent for me, I think this is a great fight despite what maybe critics may say about it. They’re going to see this is a great fight, this is an exciting fight, this is going to definitely be a tough fight and I’m looking forward to it.

“This type of boxing in the heavyweight division is back and I’m happy that I’m leading the pack. I’m back, I’m going to bring even more exciting fights and I can’t wait to get this on, I can’t wait. I’m definitely an active champion; once I became champion, I told people that I want to stay active and I’m looking forward to continuing being active in and outside of the ring as the champion, defending my belt as many times as possible. I don’t see myself being in this sport a very long period of time so I want to fight as much as possible. I want to defend and put my title on the line as much as possible. If the top fighters in the division are ready, they’re coming to try to come and take my belt — and the key word is ‘try.’ I’m ready to give them the opportunity and I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to it and I thank Duhaupas for accepting the challenge and I know he’s going to bring a great fight and welcome to Alabama.”

Wilder is a 32:1 favorite to retain his title.



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Potapov headlines Oct 29 Brooklyn Brawl

WBO #14 bantamweight Nikolay Potapov (13-0, 6 KOs) will headline NYC promoter Dmitriy Salita’s October 29 “Brooklyn Brawl” card at the Aviator Sports and Events Complex in South Brooklyn. Potapov, who hails from Podolsk, Russia, will be making his U.S. debut.

Also seeing action will be welterweight prospect “Trigger” Tresean Wiggins (7-1, 6 KOs), undefeated junior lightweight Dimash Niyazov (8-0-3, 5 KOs), unbeaten bantamweight James Gordon Smith (8-0, 5 KOs), debuting 2012 Olympian light welterweight Serdar Hudayberdiyev, heavyweight Emilio Salas (3-1-1, 1 KO) and welterweight Giorgi “Goga” Gelashvili (2-0, 2 KOs).

Opponents will be named.



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Marcos Maidana Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It’s confirmed that former two-division world champion Marcos “Chino” Maidana will not see action in the ring for the remainder of 2015 and plans to remain with his family in Calchaquí, Santa Fe, Argentina. His manager Sebastian Contursi said, “Maidana will be a little longer away from the ring until 2016. He will be resting with his family. Maidana’s last fight was one year ago against Floyd Mayweather, who he fought twice in 2014.



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Star Boxing inks unbeaten Zac Dunn

Star Boxing has signed unbeaten Australian Zac Dunn to an exclusive promotional contract, it was announced by Star Boxing president Joe DeGuardia. The IBO Super Middleweight champion will defend his title on October 24 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, in the next installment of Star Boxing’s Rockin’ Fights series.

Ranked #10 by the WBC, the wonder from Down Under has reeled off 18 straight professional victories without defeat, including 15 by way of knockout. Fighting exclusively in Australia as a professional, Dunn will be making his American debut at The Paramount.

“Zac Dunn is it very exciting fighter,” said DeGuardia. “I am pleased we have signed him to a long-term promotional deal, and I know the fans at the Paramount will love him. We believe he will be a matinee idol here, just as he is in Australia.”



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka barely keeps WBC 118lb belt by split nod over Moreno

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17 KOs), 118, barely retained his belt as he was awarded a split decision over formerly WBA super champ Anselmo Moreno (35-4-1, 12 KOs), 117, from Panama, over twelve close rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies read: David Sutherland, Mauro Di Fiore both 115-113 for Yamanaka, and Oren Shellenberger 115-113 for Moreno. All the judges came from the US. The referee was Mike Griffin (Canada).

It was a very close affair of the southpaws as Yamanaka, making his ninth defense, had difficulty catching the elusive Panamanian with his touted “God’s Left.” But the Japanese champ kept his cool and attempted to outjab the flexible challenger and continuously throw long right-left combinations. After the eighth, the open scoring system indicated: 76-76 twice and 77-75 for Moreno.

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Moreno, a really puzzling southpaw, showed his best in the ninth by connecting with a vicious countering right hook that had the champ reeling to the ropes. Yamanaka, however, displayed a very furious retaliation in the tenth, stalking the bewildered Moreno from pillar to post. The last two sessions were very close, but Yamanaka looked to take the initiative to earn a hairline but valuable victory. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov: I will beat Buglioni

At a media training session today at the famous Peacock Gym in East London, WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov said he’s ready to do a clinical job on Frank Buglioni this Saturday at the SSE Arena.

“I’m here in London, I’m settled and I’m ready to fight,” said Chudinov. “All my hard training has been done and now I just have to focus on Saturday night and keeping hold of my world title, nothing is more important. We’ve seen plenty of Frank Buglioni and I know what I have in front of me, he’s a good strong fighter but he will be found short at world championship level. It doesn’t matter where I fight in the world, a ring is a ring to me and I will do the job that I have to do and I will beat Buglioni.”



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Antonio Orozco: It will be a war

By Hesiquio Balderas

Unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) sounded confident in our telephone conversation discussing his October 3 HBO date against former world champion Humberto Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) at Staples Center in Carson, California. He says that sparring has been great and this training camp has been better than ever.

Orozco took no shortcuts. He never does, but he took his preparation to a new level because he understands that beating “Zorrita” will open the doors to a world title opportunity.

“The fight is here. I just finished my last day of sparring, it was a great training camp. I feel great and I had great sparring partners like Emmanuel Taylor who was my last opponent in my last fight. I wanted somebody that can make me work really hard and Taylor did that when we fought and he pushed me extra hard in sparring, so I feel more than ready. We finished the tough part of our training and now I will just keep in shape and wait for the day of the fight,” said a motivated Orozco to Fightnews.com. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

UFC

Barnett-Nelson Clash Is A Big Deal In Japan

On the streets of Tokyo, Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett are larger than life, sort of like two giant Redwoods in the asphalt jungle.

It’s more than just their immense size. Both are popular MMA figures in Japan, so it figures that their five-round heavyweight main event Saturday night at UFC Fight Night Japan is an anticipated event . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Rocky Marciano went out in style 60 years ago

Floyd Mayweather Sr. hopes Jr. stays retired

Update on Amir Khan’s mission to Greece



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Hernandez stripped, IBF cruiser belt to Ramirez

By Karl Freitag

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has confirmed to Fightnews.com that the cruiserweight title of Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) has been vacated and “interim” champion Victor Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) has been promoted to full IBF champion. Hernandez had held the title for nearly four years, but a rash of injuries has kept him out of the ring for the last 13 months with no bouts scheduled. Ramirez is expected defend the title against Ovill McKenzie on October 2 in Argentina.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Flores, Cusolito make weight

Photos: Joseph Tarlecky

Moises Flores 121.7 vs. Luis Cusolito 121.9
(WBA “interim” super bantamweight title)

Julian Williams 153.5 vs. Luciano Cuello 154
Caleb Plant 162.3 vs. Jamar Freeman 161.3
Kyrone Davis 159.2 vs. Gilbert Alex Sanchez 158.7
Carlos Gongora 172.6 vs. Michael Gbenga 171
Sammy Quinones 144 vs. Ken Alvarez 143
Earl Newman 179.6 vs. Leosvy Mayedo 177.8
Ricky Nuno 154.9 vs. Nicholas Hernandez 154.4
Chris Colbert 126.7 vs. Jose A Carmona 126.7
Ismael Serrano 132.4 vs. Seifullah Jihad Wise 135.2

Venue: Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Salido: I was very disappointed in the scoring… Everywhere I go, people tell me I won

Photos: Chris Farina 

The two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido was in Los Angeles today as a guest of the ESPN Deportes boxing show “A Los Golpes” and spoke about his second bout with Rocky Martinez that was scored a draw last September 12 in Las Vegas.

“I was very disappointed in the scoring, but very happy with my performance in the ring. It is just a shame that after working so hard and sacrificing so much I was not able to walk out with a victory I felt I had earned after 12 tough rounds.” Salido told Bernardo Osuna, David Faitleson and the great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. during the show that is taped at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

All three hosts agreed that Salido had won the fight and told him so.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me I won the fight and very few even think it was close enough to be a draw. I know I did not win all 12 rounds, but won the fight very clear and should had gotten the victory,” added Salido. photos



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Big expectations for Estrada-Marquez clash

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


The anticipation is building for Saturday’s clash between WBA/WBO flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (32-2, 23 KOs) and challenger Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (39-5-1, 28 KOs) at the Centro de Convenciones in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico.

Marquez, who is 5-3-1 in his last nine fights stated “I feel very confident. I am convinced it will be a great fight, although many people do not give me a chance. But the negative comments motivate me to prepare even more to give a great fight.”

Estrada, making his fifth defense of his WBA and WBO belts said, “We have demonstrated that we are professionals and have respect for boxing. I am, as always, well prepared and ready for anything that ‘Tyson’ Marquez will bring. Hopefully he won’t fail to make the weight of 112 lbs., but that’s his problem.”

beIN Sports Espanol will televise in the USA, Azteca 7 will televise in Mexico.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka, Moreno make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The weigh-in on Monday for tomorrow’s WBC bantamweight title bout was so efficient and quick that it took only five minutes, starting at 1 PM and ending at 1:05PM for both contestants. The defending champ making his ninth defense, Yamanaka tipped the beam at the class limit of 118 pounds, while Moreno a pound lighter at 117. We are looking forward to watching a hot competition of the hard-hitting and skillful southpaws tomorrow night.

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Duhaupas brings primetime world heavyweight title fight to NBC

History will be made on Saturday night when WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) defends his belt against France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in primetime on the NBC network.

This fight, taking place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, is the first heavyweight title bout in prime time on NBC since May 20, 1985, when another undefeated American heavyweight world champion, Larry Holmes, defended his title against Carl “The Truth” Williams in Reno, Nevada. Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert called Holmes-Williams, just as he will call Wilder-Duhaupas more than 30 years later.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Brandon Rios: Bradley comes to fight, I come to fight and it’s going to be a helluva fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, California is set for another challenge as he will take on Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, California Saturday November 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO World Championship Boxing. We caught up with Rios at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles as he talked about his return to the ring for his fight with Bradley.

“I am excited because I know Bradley is going to come out and fight. Once the fight happens he can train to box but he is a warrior and is going to come out and fight,” Rios told Fightnews.com. “I felt like this in the third Alvarado fight with my back against the wall because it’s another opportunity for bigger things.”

Once again, he will be preparing with longtime trainer and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia. This time, Rios will be training away from his home in the coastal city of Oxnard as will move inland to Robert Garcia’s Academy in Moreno Valley, California. (more…)



September 21st, 2015

UFC

Zapata Is Recovered And Ready To Rumble

There’s no two ways about it, injuries are terrible and time consuming. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn aired and had its finale well over a year ago, yet one semifinalist from that season is still waiting to make his Octagon debut because of two injuries . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Avni Yilderim to defend title Oct 11

Avni Yilderim to defend titleFast rising Turkish star Avni Yilderim, 6-0-0(4), will defend his WBC Silver International lightheavyweight title on Oct 11 in Herne, near Dortmund, live on Kanalturk, Turkey, against vastly experienced Cameroun born German Bernard Donfack, 22-12-3(11).

Yilderim last time out won a close but deserved unanimous points decision against former world champion Glen Johnson. Donfack will try to put his career back on the rails after losing his WBF title on a points decision against Alexander Brand. It’s a very interesting crossroads fight.

On the undercard Robert Filipovic will have his second pro bout (1-0-0/1) against Konstantin Airich, 21-13-2(17). Mohamed Al Zein, 4-0—0(2), will make his comeback after an 8-month break.

Cruiserweight Serdar Sahin, 23-2-0(15) will face Hungarian Attila Palko, 20-18-0(14) and Roman Alesin, 7-2-1(3), will complete this show promoted by Ahmet Öner, CEO of Arena Box-Promotion.

Date: Sunday Oct 11
Promoter: Ahmet Öner – Arena Box-Promotion
Place: Shiraz event halle, Riemkerstrasse 108, Herne, Germany
TV: Kanalturk, Turkey




September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Oct 9 Laggoune vs Kucher for vacant EBU cruiser

Bilal Laggoune is putting his unbeaten record on the line when he faces hard punching Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher next Oct 9 in Ghent, Belgium for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title.
Laggoune, with a perfect record of 19-0-1(9) has until now never faced the level of Kucher. Kucher suffered only 1 defeat, a majority points decision, against Congolese Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC Silver title in July 2013. At the advantage of Laggoune is that Kucher has been very inactive due to injuries and has had little activity since that defeat. In 27 months he scored 2 easy inside the distance wins. The 9 year younger Laggoune has the chance to proof himself and to propel him into the WBC top 15. For Kucher it looks an important crossroad fight.
An interesting undercard will be presented by promoter Claude Vandenheede of International boxing event.
In the main undercard bout former WBF world champion Sasha Yengoyan (32-2-1/21) will face French Fouad El Massoudi (13-5-0/1) but will doubtfull go over the scheduled 8 rounds.
Experienced local Ismael Aboul, Sebastian Steen and Belgian female championess Elfi Philips will all appear over 6 rounds.
Place to be is Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent on Oct 9.

Click to watch the trailer for Ghent, Belgium Oct 9, 2015



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Dubose wins first main event in rematch with Lule

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Rising Philly featherweight Antonio Dubose, 8-0-1, 2 KO, won the first main event of his career Saturday night at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. His opponent, Jesus Lule, 7-14-1, 1 KO, of Ft. Meyers, FL, was a familiar one. The pair fought to a feisty four-round draw three months ago, and this rematch landed atop the latest card staged by the busy Kings Promotions. Dubose grinded out a unanimous six-round decision this time, but Lule still proved to be a tough customer.

At the start of the fight, it appeared Dubose would roll over Lule in a hurry. Although not known as a big puncher, Antonio plastered Lule with a shocking left hook and put him down hard. Lule regained his feet and he fought back hard. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

God’s Left versus God’s Eye: Press conference of Yamanaka-Moreno encounter in Japan

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A press conference of the forthcoming WBC bantamweight title bout between defending titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and ex-WBA super champ with twelve defenses, Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KOs) was held today (Sunday) in Tokyo, and many press people and photographers gathered to cover the customary event. Yamanaka, making his ninth defense on this coming Tuesday, scored six victories within the distance, and expects another defense by stopping his opposition, saying, “It won’t be easy to catch up with him, but if I connect with my left, Moreno will fall.”

Yamanaka is nicknamed “God’s Left” due to his devastating southpaw left, but Moreno whose defensive skills had been highly touted replied, “If he has God’s Left, I have God’s Eye that can avert any of his punches.” (more…)



September 20th, 2015




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