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Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda At a nearly filled to the rafters StubHub Center in Carson, CA, ...

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Crawford explodes on Dulorme wins by KO6

Crawford explodes on Dulorme wins by KO6

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KOs) scored an explosive sixth ...

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Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

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Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

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UFC

Fight Night Phoenix Prelims: Jedrzejczyk Stuns Gadelha

In a grueling and exciting clash of unbeaten strawweights, Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk made her case for a shot at newly-crowned champion Carla Esparza, taking a closely-contested three-round split decision over highly-touted Claudia Gadelha in UFC Fight Night prelim action at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: FIGHT NIGHT BARUERI airs on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, December 20 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2014



Boxing News

Vetyeka wins WBA featherweight international title

By Ron Jackson

South Africa’s Simpiwe Vetyeka outpointed Mexico’s Arturo Santos Reyes over 12 rounds to win the vacant WBA international featherweight title at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. Vetyeka was in control throughout the twelve rounds against the gutsy Reyes in a one-sided fight. The scores were 120.5-108.50, 119.50-112.50 and 119-109 in terms of the new half point system being tried out by the WBA.

On the same card South Africa’s Luzuko Siyo lost his IBO Intercontinental junior flyweight title when he was oupointed by Raymond Tabugon from the Philippines. Siyo was sent down in the last round and just managed to survive to the bell. The scores of 116-110, 115-112 and 115-111 were not a true reflection of the fight as the Filipino dominated throughout the 12 rounds.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Shumenov comments on move up to cruiserweight

By Boxing Bob Newman

A victorious Beibut Shumenov took a few moments to speak directly to Fightnews.com about his new weight class, new trainer and his future:

“I walk around at 230 lbs. For seven years I was struggling and making my body suffer. For the Enrique Ornelas fight, I had to lose 55 lbs. I was in the hospital for a week afterward having trouble with my vision from the dehydration. I had to lose 10 lbs. the day of the weigh ins for Hopkins. I am more comfortable at 200 lbs. My new trainer Ismael Salas is from the Cuban system. I came from the old Soviet Union system. Those are very similar so this is a good match for me as far as training. My goal is to be a two-division champion. I’ll never be a heavyweight, I’m not big enough. Early next year I want any of the cruiserweight champions.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Skoglund gets dubious decision against Johnson

Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (22-0, 11 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former world champion Glen Johnson (54-20-2, 37 KOs) on Saturday night at the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark. The scores of 97-93, 98-92, 97-93 were not representative of the fight as the 45-year-old “Road Warrior” gave the 23-year-old house fighter more than he could handle but once again came up on the short end of judges’ scores.

Also, unbeaten cruiserweight Micki Nielsen (16-0, 12 KOs) scored a unanimous points victory over Gusmyr Perdomo (21-5, 14 KOs) 99-91, 100-90 and 100-90. His middleweight brother Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 11 KOs) outscored Lukasz Wawrzyczek (20-3-2, 3 KOs) over ten 100-90, 98-93, 99-91.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Olympic gold medalist Usyk still unbeaten

Unbeaten Olympic gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk (6-0, 6 KOs) continued his reign of terror in the cruiserweight division with a ninth round TKO over tough South African Danie Venter (19-7, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sport Palace in Kiev, Ukraine. The bout was waved off when Usyk battered Venter to the deck.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara targets Mayweather after beating Smith

Erislandy ‘The American Dream’ Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) retained his WBA super welterweight world championship with a convincing 12-round unanimous decision victory over Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night from The Illusions Theater at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. “I’m an experienced fighter and I know how to read my opponent,” said Lara after the fight. “I read Ishe in the first round and I set up my game plan. His body work didn’t affect me. I trained hard with Jack [Edward Jackson] and Ronnie [Shields]. He tried to break my concentration with his cheap tactics and dances, but I know how to control myself. I can control my impulses and I don’t let anything get in the way.”

And for his future plans? “I want Floyd for my next fight,” stated Lara. “He’s the best pound-for-pound, and I want to find the best. I already beat Canelo and everybody else in the division.”

For his part, Smith, who is a Mayweather Promotions fighter, commented “I did what I had to do, we had a great camp and I went out there and let it hang. You win some you lose some. That’s life. Floyd told me to keep my head up and that he’s proud of me.”

The fight was televised on Showtime.



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Thailand

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Photos by Johnny Chaichotchuang

IBF #15 jnr flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin (26-3-1) was impressive in scoring a one sided twelve round decision over Filipino, Armando Dela Cruz (25-14-3) at the Thonburi University Banglok, Thailand on Friday to capture the vacant IBF Asia title. Scores 117-110,117-110,117-110.Sakkreerin is the son of former IBF 105 pound champion Fahlan Sakkreerin Snr.

Japanese IBF#9 light middleweight Takayuki Hosokawa (26-10-3) bombed out Indonesian, Moses Seran (24-19) in round one of scheduled twelve to capture the IBF Asia title. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

UFC

The Ultimate Fighter Post-Fight

Seven fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned Finale post-fight press conference: Joanne Calderwood, Jessica Penne, Yancy Medeiros, Felice Herrig, Charles Oliveira, Rose Namajunas, and new 115-lb. champion Carla Esparza . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: TONIGHT, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Komanisi to make first defense of IBO belt

By Ron Jackson

Lusanda Komanisi makes the first defense of his IBO featherweight belt when he goes in against Filipino Roli Gasca at the Orient Theatre on Monday night. The 25-year-old Kominisi 17-3; 16 who was born in Mthatha won the vacant IBO belt on July 18 this year when he stopped the big punching Macbute Sinyabi in the fifth round. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lovemore Ndou interview

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Two-time world champion Lovemore Ndou calls out WBC #4, IBF #11 Anthony Mundine and discounts his best victories over Shane Mosley and Sergey Rabchenko but says Joshua Clottey exposed the controversial Australian 154-pounder. Ndou also laughs at Roy Jones Jr’s comments about Mundine having the skills to give Floyd Mayweather Jr a difficult fight and asks Mundine’s promoter Brian Amatruda to give him a call regarding a possible Mundine vs. Ndou fight. “You know my number Brian.” The Australia-based South African lawyer Ndou also encourages young boxers to plan for the future and strive for a good education.

http://youtu.be/79zSw2OY1dI



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Vargas headlines in Montreal tonight

Colombian-born, Toronto welterweight Samuel Vargas (19-1-1, 9KOs) takes on Flavio Turelli (10-7-2, 1 KO) of Switzerland tonight at an elegant Black Tie affair to be hosted by the Club de boxe de l’est, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The bout is a scheduled for 10 rounds main event at a contracted weight of 152lbs. Vargas is the current light middleweight NABA Canadian champion but ultimately is looking to contend in the welterweight division. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Warren-Gallo ends in no contest

By Craig Wick at ringside

‘Warriors Boxing’ presented Chicago area fight fans with an early Christmas gift Friday in the form of a marathon, twelve-bout card which took place at the UIC Pavilion, located a stone’s throw away from gorgeous, downtown Chicago. The “Holiday Boxing Bash,” headlined by former 3-time Olympian, Rau’shee Warren, also included prospects Jordan Shimmell, Thomas Williams, and Robert Easter, undefeated Polish prospect Patryk Szymanski, as well as talented local fighters Jose Quezada and Eddie Ramirez. Throw in a comebacking Ronald Hearns, the son of Detroit’s legendary Thomas “Hitman” Hearns, and you literally something under the tree for every fan turning out.

Unfortunately, those turning out to see the boxing prowess and technical skills of the main event headliner were no doubt disappointed by the bouts abbreviated conclusion. In what was a scheduled ten round bantamweight feature pitting 2007 world amateur flyweight champion and three-time U.S. Olympian, Rau’shee Warren (12-0-1 NC, 3 KO’s) Cincinnati, OH against veteran Javier Gallo (21-10-1-1 NC, 12 KO’s) Buena Park, CA, a clash of heads less than two minutes into the fight sent both fighters, and fans in attendance, home early. Almost as soon as the bout began, Warren and Gallo both banged heads in ring center, resulting in Gallo dropping to the canvas and writhing in agony. After several minutes, Gallo, who suffered a gash under his left eye as a result of the butt, was helped to his stool and examined by ringside physicians. Several moments later it was announced that due to Gallo’s accidental injury he was unfit to continue and the bout was subsequently declared a ‘No Contest.’ (more…)



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Lara outpoints Smith to retain WBA 154lb belt

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (20-2-2, 12 KOs) scored a lopsided twelve round unanimous decision over former IBF jr middleweight beltholder Ishe “Sugar Shay” Smith (26-7, 12 KOs) on Friday night at the Illusions Theater at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. All night long Lara’s speed, movement and accurate punching frustrated Smith who unable to initiate exchanges. In the end, scores were 119-109, 119-109, 117-111.

Super middleweight contender Badou Jack “The Ripper” (18-1, 11 KOs) scored a dominating sixth round TKO over Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (26-8-1, 23 KOs). Jack hurtSierra with a body shot in round four, but Sierra toughed it out without going down. The end came in round six when the overwhelmed Sierra spit out his mouthpiece, prompting referee Rafael Ramos to wave off the one-sided affair at the 1:58 mark. (more…)



December 13th, 2014

UFC

TUF Finale 20 Main: Esparza Wins Strawweight Crown

The number one seed on season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter, Carla Esparza, remained the best 115-pounder on the planet Friday night at the Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now she has the hardware to prove it, as she submitted Rose Namajunas in the third round to become the UFC’s first strawweight champion . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: On Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather: Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years!!!

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / SHOWTIME

WBC/WBA welterweight and super welterweight unified champion Floyd Mayweather Jr spoke to Showtime’s Steve Farhood about the possibility of finally facing WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

“I’d love to fight Manny Pacquiao,” stated Floyd. “We tried to make the fight happen years ago. We had problems with random blood and urine testing. Like I said, I just want to be on an even playing field. Now he’s in a very, very tight situation, he’s lost to Marquez, he’s lost to Bradley, pay-per-view numbers are down extremely low, so he’s desperate. I’ve been wanting that fight a long time ago and I’m just waiting on them. Of course, we have to make the fight on Showtime Pay-Per-View because Showtime Championship Boxing is number one and will remain number one and I’m here to stay.

“Floyd Mayweather is not ducking or dodging any opponent. Bob Arum is stopping the fight. We have been trying to make this fight happen behind the scenes for years now, but the fans and the people have been fooled because they have been listening to people on just one side. Now it’s time for us to talk. We want to fight. We’re ready. Let’s make it happen May 2nd, Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. Let’s do it!

“I know that he’s not on my level. The fans would love to see the fight and, of course, I want to go out with a bang, so let’s make this fight happen. Manny Pacquiao, Bob Arum, you guys have been ducking us for years. We’re tired of you guys fooling the public, fooling the critics. Before we tried to make the fight happen, you guys didn’t want to take random blood and urine testing so that’s why the fight didn’t happen. I offered you $40 million, then you didn’t want to make the fight happen. You lost twice, now you’re coming back begging for the same money. That’s not going to happen. Let’s make this fight happen for the people and for the fans, Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, May 2nd, ‘Cinco de Mayweather!'”



December 13th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA #9 Bennett stops Yongyuthgym

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #9, WBO #10 light welterweight Chad “Hollywood” Bennett (33-4-3, 25 KOs) stopped Padjai Yongyuthgym (18-2-2, 12 KOs) in round four of a scheduled twelve round bout at West’s New Lambton Club, Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Friday. Bennett was in control of the bout from round one and in round four dropped the Thai with a barrage of head punches. Referee John Gauchi crowned Bennett to save Yongyuthgym from further punishment.

The Aussie 140 pounder has boxed successfully in the USA stopping Ben Ankrah in three rounds in Las Vegas in 2013 and in 2009 outscored Gary Bergeron over eight rounds in Ontario, California. Bennett is scheduled to challenge for IBO light welterweight title in Newcastle in February 2015.



December 12th, 2014

UFC

TUF Finale 20 Prelims: Herrig Wins Ground War Over Ellis

The Ultimate Fighter 20’s Felice Herrig lived up her nickname “Lil’ Bulldog” in her UFC debut at The Palms in Las Vegas, using a tenacious ground attack to submit her castmate from the reality show, Lisa Ellis, in the second round . . . click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: On Saturday, Dec. 13, on FOX, UFC FIGHT NIGHT PHOENIX airs at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT . . . Click here for more



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico

Armando Santos 111.5 vs. John Riel Casimero 112
(IBF flyweight eliminator)

Francisco Vargas 132.3 vs. Genaro Camargo 131.2
Robert Manzanarez 136.6 vs. Hector Velazquez 136.6
Zulina Munoz 116.6 vs. Olga Julio 115.7
Magali Rodriguez 121.9 vs. Maria Elena Villalobos 121.
Adan Mares 131.1 vs. Miguel Angel Gonzalez 131.1
Alejandro Gonzalez Jr 123 vs. Gonzalo Garcia 122.6
Oscar Riojas 168.4 vs. Josue Castaneda 164.6
Angel Monrreal 129 vs. Rogelio Lopez 130
Antonio Gutierrez 159.8 vs. Erick Mireles 159.5

Venue: Salon Las Palmas, Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: FOX Deportes



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Thurman: I’m looking forward to destroying Mr. Floyd “Money” Mayweather

By Karl Freitag

After his weigh-in on Friday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, WBA interim welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman lashed out at WBA/WBC unified welterweight champ Floyd Mayweather. “Floyd is supposed to be TBE (the best ever) and I want to fight the best,” proclaimed Thurman. “I want to fight the man. It ain’t like Floyd’s gonna knock me out. When has Floyd knocked ANYBODY out in the past several years? So if anybody should be scared it should be him. If anything I’m gonna do, I’m going to get a great learning experience in my career. And to be honest, I’m looking forward to destroying Mr. Floyd “Money” Mayweather. I have a motto: “Burn Money.” In 2015 we’re getting ready to burn Money!”

Before getting to Floyd, however, Thurman must first defend his belt against unbeaten Leonard Bundu tomorrow night.



December 12th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Philadelphia

Felix Verdejo 134.4 vs. Karim El Ouazghari 134.5
Jesse Hart 168.7 vs. Samuel Miller 167.3
Toka Khan Clary 127 vs. Camilo Perez 127.6
Julian Rodriguez 141.3 vs. Randy Fuentes 146.6
Thomas LaManna 158 vs. Gilbert Sanchez 156.5
Chris Diaz 126 vs. Jazzma Hogue 126
George Arias 221.5 vs. Randy Easton 229.5
Nathaniel Rivas 147 vs. Juan Rodriguez 144.5
Fred Jenkins Jr. 155.75 vs. James Robinson 151

Venue: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas



December 12th, 2014




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