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Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Cermeno sinks Anurak in three to keep WBA 122lb belt

Report and photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno, 122, impressively kept his WBA super-bantam belt when he quickly started his engine ...

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Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Cermeno, Anurak make weight in China

Report, photos by Joe Koizumi Venezuelan veteran Nehomar Cermeno (24-5-1, 14 KOs) will put his newly acquired WBA super-bantam belt on the line ...

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Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Braehmer-Cleverly final press conference

Photos: Uwe Koch The wait is almost over! Five years after their first scheduled contest Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) and Nathan Cleverly ...

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Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Yordenis Ugas brutalizes previously unbeaten Bryant Perrella

Photos: Jane Phillips/Premier Boxing Champions Welterweight olympian Yordenis Ugas (17-3, 8 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over previously unbeaten rising prospect Bryant ...

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Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

Lonergan: Parker is in a perfect position

By Ray Wheatley - World of Boxing Photo: Dave Cameron IBF #1 heavyweight Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will clash with Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, ...

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Boxing Result

Bute KOs Magee in 10th

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada at ringside
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0, 23 KOs) successfully made the seventh defense of his 168-pound crown, breaking down and knocking out Brian Magee (34-4-1, 24 KOs) in round ten on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. In the first few rounds, the two southpaws engaged in a technical battle. Things opened up in round three as both landed good punches and Bute started taking over in round four. Hometown favorite Bute dropped Magee with a body shots in both rounds six and seven. Magee was fortunate referee Pete Podgorski incorrectly ruled another clear knockdown in the seventh was a low blow. It all became academic in round ten, however, when Bute finished Magee with an uppercut to the jaw. Time was 2:04. Bute is eyeing an eventual showdown with the winner of the SHOWTIME’s acclaimed Super Six tournament.

It was Bute’s 5th consecutive knockout and referee Podgorski didn’t hesitate in waving the bout off after Magee who had slowed considerably ate a huge uppercut and went down hard to the canvas. Magee who was stopped for only the second time in his career, the other being against Super Six participant Carl Froch, didn’t protest the decision. (more…)



March 20th, 2011

UFC

Jones dethrones Rua!

Photo by Ed Mulholland

Results by Brady Crytzer

In the main event of UFC 128 Jon Jones TKO’ed Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at 2:37 of the third round to become the youngest champion in UFC history saturday night in Newark, NJ. Jones wasted no time scoring with takedowns in round one and scored at will with punches and kicks. In the second Jones once again dominated Rua from the top position and battered the title holder. Round three saw Jones connect with several hard blows that forced Rua to the mat and, after standing up, finished the champion with a left hook and knee to the body.

Former WEC poster boy Urijah Faber made his Octagon debut a successful one by defeating Eddie Wineland via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 29-28. (more…)



March 20th, 2011


Boxing Result

Farias still unbeaten

IBF #8 super middleweight Pablo Farias (18-0, 11 KOs) of Argentina unanimously decisioned countryman Matias Franco (9-7-1, 4 KOs) in their 10 round main event. The bout had very good two-way action. The official scores of the bout were 99-95.5, 99-94, and 99-93.5. The show took place at the La Carlota, in Cordoba, Argentina with Mario Margossian promoting the event.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

González defeats Vargas

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

In a fierce firefight, unbeaten WBA jr flyweight champion Román “Chocolatito” González (28-0, 23 KOs) overcame a game effort by Manuel “Chango” Vargas (29-8-1, 14 KOs) to take a unanimous twelve round decision on Saturday night at the Plaza San Diego in Puebla, Mexico. González who was making his first defense as 108lb champion after a reign at 105lbs, used ring movement and accurate punching to bust up Vargas and take a 116-112, 116-112, 119-109 nod.

Lightweight Ricardo “Pelón” Domínguez (33-7-2, 20 KOs) knocked down Luis “Vampiro” Arceo (23-11-3, 15 KOs) in round three, but was lucky to get a split decision win as Arceo seemed to win most the rounds. No scores were announced. Click here for more photos…



March 19th, 2011


Boxing Result

Early Results from Montreal

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada at ringside

A crunching right hand from undefeated Vanes Martirosyan (29-0 18KO) had opponent Bladimir Hernandez (18-5 16KO) going down hard like a blind roofer at :57 of round two of a scheduled eight. Martirosyan who already has impressive wins over Andrey Tsurkan, Kassim Ouma and Joe Greene wasted no time in bringing the fight to his over-matched opponent who has now been stopped in four straight fights. The Armenian born fighter landed a pair of solid body shots to start things off and didn’t let up in the four minutes that this one would last. A howitzer right to the chin in the opening round had Hernandez absorbing the punch well, but the Mexican could do little to stop the blitzkrieg coming his way. In the second, a thudding left to the body had Hernandez dropping his hands long enough so that Martirosyan could come over the top, plunging his opponent into the canvas for the count of ten.

Super-lightweight Pier Olivier Cote (15-0 10KO) destroyed Michael Lozada (37-8-1 30KO), knocking down the Mexican fighter a total of three times to quickly end things at 2:50 of the opening round. Cote had the former title challenger on wobbly legs almost from the start and a clean, flush right to the chin of Lozada put him down hard for the third and final time with the three knockdown rule in effect. (more…)



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Melindo, Banal batter foes

Photo: Rose Ormo

World ranked flyweight Milan “Metodico” Melindo (24-0, 8 KOs) of the Philippines dropped Rosendo Vega (16-7, 11 KOs) of Mexico twice in the first round in route to a first round stoppage on Saturday night at the Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino in Cebu City, Philippines. Vega walked into Melindo’s right uppercut for the first knockdown of the fight. Vega got up and pressured Melindo but a short right from Melindo sent him down again. Referee Bruce McTavish reached the count of ten at the 2:59 mark. In acknowledgement of his victory Melindo was presented a mayor’s cup.

World ranked AJ “Bazooka” Banal (24-1, 18 KOs) beat Francis Miyeyusho (29-9-2, 17 KOs) of Tanzania into submission, scoring three knockdowns in the second round and final round of the bout to retain his WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight title. (more…)



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Rigondeaux crushes Casey

WBA interim super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KOs) annihilated Willie Casey (11-1, 7 KOs) on Saturday at the City West Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Rigondeaux dropped Casey three times in round one and the fight was stopped. Time was 2:38.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Klitschko stops Solis

Photos: Sumio Yamada/WBC

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) easily made the sixth defense of his current title reign against previously unbeaten mandatory challenger Odlanier Solis (17-1, 12 KOs). The bout was stopped due to an injury to Solis at 3:00 of the first round disappointing a sell-out crowd of 19,000+ at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany. After Solis had made a competitive showing for the better part of the round, Klitschko connected with a short right hand to the temple that wobbled the 2004 Cuban Olympic gold medalist, causing him to twist a knee and go down. He was given a count by referee Guadalupe Garcia and regained his feet with the help of the ropes but was unable to continue.

After the fight, Klitschko insisted he hit Solis with a clean punch, whereas Solis attributed the stoppage completely to the injury.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Tua goes the distance

Heavyweight David Tua (53-3-2, 43 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Demetrice King (15-20, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at TelstraClear Pacific in Manukau City, New Zealand. The 38-year-old Tua was in command the whole way, but showed few signs of being the fearsome puncher who has scored 43 KOs in his 52 wins. King offered little resistance in dropping the fifth fight in his last six.

In other notable action, 44-year-old former WBA middleweight champion Maselino Masoe (30-6, 28 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over Kashif Mumtaz (7-23-1, 5 KOs).



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Green upsets Belasco in Chester

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

Bryne Green (6-3, 4 KOs) won a controversial split decision over “Rockin” Ryan Belasco (14-5-3, 3 KOs) in the eight round lightweight main event Friday night at Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. In the co-feature Georgi Kevlishvilli (12-1, 3 KOs) took a six round split decision over Anthony Flores (9-3-1, 6 KOs) in a junior lightweight contest. The nine-bout card was promoted by Joey Eye Boxing and David Feldman. (more…)



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cunningham stays busy

By Lindy Lindell
Photos by Bob Ryder

The Royal Oak Music Hall, Royal Oak, MI: Weighing a career-low 158.5, Motown’s Darryl Cunningham easily prevailed over toughie Marcos Primera, now 20-24-2. It was practically a forgone conclusion that Cunningham, now 23-2, would beat Primera, the loser of nine straight and 14 of 15, but Primera hadn’t been stopped in those 15 bouts and so practically the only thing that Cunningham and his team could shoot for was to do damage, perhaps even stop the 45-fight vet. Why not? Coming off two good efforts in which he’d done damage over normally tough, veteran fighters, Cunningham’s arrow was pointed up. For more details and photos click here…



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Gonzales defeats Smith

By Tom Seiler

Super middleweight Jesus “El Martillo” Gonzales continued his comeback with a twelve round unanimous decision victory over Jeff Lacy conqueror Dhafir Smith at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. Gonzales dominated each round and could not miss with straight left hand. With the victory, the southpaw captured the vacant IBF North American Super Middleweight title and improved his record to (26-1, 14 KOs) while Smith’s record falls to (24-20-7, 7 KOs). Scores were (119-108 and 118-109 twice). (more…)



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Full Report: Solomon-Hopkins

By Phil Doherty
Photos: Sam Cohen and Reynaldo Sanchez

WBA #1-ranked welterweight contender Brad “King” Solomon (17-0, 7 KOs) built his undefeated record on an uncanny ability to change his style according to the opponent across from him. Last night at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood FL, Solomon defended his WBA International title against fellow counter punching opponent Demetrius “The Gladiator” Hopkins (30-2-1, 11 KOs).

During the promotion leading up to the bout, Hopkins called Solomon a “wanna-be Roy Jones”. Just prior to the fight, Solomon addressed it from his dressing room: “He wanna be his uncle (Bernard Hopkins) and you know back in the day, when they both was in they prime, Roy and Bernard, you know who won. So if I wanna be a whatever he wanna say. He trying to be his uncle, but he aint his uncle so I’m gonna show him better than I can tell him in the ring.” For more details and photos click here…



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (center) is flanked by former heavyweight world title challengers Fres Oquendo and Jameel McCline during Friday night’s Heavyweight Factory card in Hollywood, Florida.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Diaz next for Kameda

By Joe Koizimi

Newly crowned WBA bantam champ Koki Kameda (24-1, 15 KOs) publicly announced on Friday that he would defend his belt against newly #14 ranked Nicaraguan Daniel Diaz (reportedly 18-2, 13 KOs) in Osaka, Japan, on May 7. Kameda, making his initial defense, acquired the vacant WBA regular belt renounced by Anselmo Moreno, winning a unanimous decision over Venezuelan Alexander Munoz in Saitama last December.



March 19th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 128 prelims on Spike!

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT!

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Bute-Magee Update

Tonight on SHOWTIME at 10PM ET/PT

Yesterday unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute weighed in at 167.6 pounds and his opponent, former European titleholder Brian Magee, tipped the scales at 167.7 for their SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING clash tonight from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. This morning the fighters were re-weighed. Bute had rehydrated to 177.4 and Magee was 175.8.

The hometown favorite Bute (27-0, 22 KOs) will be making the seventh defense of his 168-pound crown against Magee (34-3-1, 24 KOs), who hails from Belfast, Ireland. The event is promoted by InterBox.

Steve Albert will call the action from ringside with Al Bernstein providing color commentary and Jim Gray serving as ringside reporter. David Dinkins Jr. is the executive producer of SHOWTIME Sports with Ray Smaltz producing and Bob Dunphy directing.

The telecast will begin with the rebroadcast of the March 12 action-packed SHOWTIME PPV® fight between WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Rigondeaux, Casey make weight

WBA interim super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux weighed in at 121 lbs and challenger Willie Casey weighed 121.25 lbs. for their showdown on Saturday at the City West Hotel in Dublin, Ireland. Sportsbook.com lists two time Olympic Gold medalist and amateur legend Rigondeaux (7-0, 5 KOs) as a -600 favorite to retain his belt, while backers of local hero Casey (11-0, 7 KOs) can get +400.



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Ellis stops Singmansak

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Brock Ellis

Australian light middleweight contender Heath Ellis (14-2-1, 7 KOs) scored a third round knockout over Yodmongkol Singmansak (11-10-1, 7 KOs) of Thailand at the Sunshine Roller Skating Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Ellis captured the WBC Continental Asia light middleweight title. Heath Ellis is the nephew of former world IBF 130 pound champion Lester Ellis. Also former world rated 122 pounder Daniel Iannazzo outscored Siririchai Ekchumpol over six rounds. Middleweight Dwight Ritchie captured Victorian title by out-pounting Ben Costello over eight rounds. Promoter Brock and Jake Ellis. Click here for more photos…



March 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Sakkreerin stops Basez

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photos: Johnny Chaichotchuang

Former world rated Fahsai Sakkreerin (32-2, 16 KOs) stopped Julio Delabasez (18-18-5, 10 KOs) in eight rounds in Bangkok ,Thailand on Friday to retain the IBF Pan Pacific title. Sakkreerin controlled the action in all the rounds as he continually connected with effective left hand leads, right crosses and left hooks. The powerfully built Indonesian did not have power to get the respect of the skillful Thai and boxed all the rounds on the back-move. The referee saved the game import in round eight after he was out on his feet in the neutral corner and being punished by solid combinations. For more details and photos click here…



March 19th, 2011

Boxing Result

Jardon demolishes Martinez

Super featherweight Dante “Crazy” Jardon (16-1, 14 KOs) scored a first round annihilation of Humberto Martinez (20-6-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the Jose Cuervo Salon in Mexico City. The bout was waved off after two knockdowns. Jardon claims the vacant WBC and WNO Latino belts.



March 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Kirkland crushes Berrio

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photos by Big Joe Miranda

Unbeaten middleweight James Kirkland (27-0, 24 KOs) continued his reign of terror scoring a second round KO over Jhon Berrio (15-9, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. Kirkland found himself, surprisingly, in a real fight in the first round and was even stunned a couple times by his Colombian opponent. However, after Kirkland landed a hard body shot a minute into the second round, the fight went out of Berrio and he took a knee from a mystery punch and was counted out by the referee. Time was 1:05. Matchmaker Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions was upset with the effort, or lack thereof, by Berrio and instructed the California State Athletic Commission that he wished for them to withhold his purse pending further review. Kirkland will return to action for the third time in as many months on April 09th as he works his way back into title contention following his two year layoff.

In the main event, unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos Jr. (18-0, 8 KOs) was fortunate to get a majority eight round decision over hard luck loser Jose Hernandez (10-5-1, 4 KOs). The taller Hernandez was able to control action for most of the fight with his jab and straight right crosses from the outside and was able to also score on the inside with hard uppercuts and hooks to the body of Ramos. For most of the fight, Ramos was trying to figure out a way to get on the inside but was unable to get past the accurate and hard punches of Hernandez. Hernandez stunned Ramos on many occasions during the fight and seemed the clear cut winner. While Ramos had his moments in the fight, he seemed accepting of his impending first defeat at the final bell. Fortunately for Ramos, however, the ringside judges had other ideas. Scores were 79-73, 77-75, 76-76. FightNews scored the bout 77-75 in favor of Hernandez. For more details and photos click here…



March 18th, 2011

Boxing Result

Solomon defeats Hopkins

By Phil Doherty at ringside

WBA #1, WBC #6 and WBO #7 rated welterweight Brad Solomon (17-0, 7 KOs) outworked Demetrius Hopkins (30-2-1, 11 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Scores were 97-93, 99-91, 99-91, all for Solomon.

Cedric “The Bos” Boswell (34-1, 26 KOs) scored a unanimous decision victory over former WBC world heavyweight champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall (55-11, 37 KOs). Boswell scored often with lead left hooks and one-two combinations to pile up an insurmountable lead over McCall. Judges scorecards were 99-91, 99-92 and 98-92 for The “Bos”, who now owns the NABA, IBF Intercontinental and WBC Latino heavyweight belts.

2004 Olympic Gold Medalist, Yan Barthelemy (12-2, 4 KOs) outpointed late sub Francis Ruiz (9-3, 4 KOs) over ten rounds by scores of 98-91, 97-92, 100-89 in a super bantamweight bout. Ruiz was down in round three. Barthelemy was originally scheduled to face Chris Avalos (18-1, 15 KOs) but Avalos was forced to pull out citing a hand injury suffered recently in sparring.



March 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Tunica

Jesse Lubash 148 vs Germaine Sanders 148
Tyrone Chatman 139.5 vs Dedrick Bell 138.5
Grover Young 170 vs Nathan Bedwell 170
Jonathan Perry 210 vs Jaden Booth 215.5
Julian Williams 154 vs Marteze Logan 149
Venue: The Fitz in Tunica, Mississippi
Promoter: Prize Fight
Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com



March 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from the Philippines

Photo: Effie Montero

Milan Melindo 112 vs. Rosendo Vega 114
AJ Banal 118 vs. Francis Mieyusho 117.7
Rocky Fuentes 115 vs. Jemmy Bobel 115
Steve Clagget 138 vs.Romeo Jakosalem 137
Kenichi Yamaguchi 120 vs. Marjohn Yap 119.7
Venue: Cebu City Waterfront Hotel & Casino, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City, Cebu, Philippines



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Bute-Magee weigh-in video

Lucian Bute and Brian Magee hit the scales one day before their super middleweight showdown Saturday at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME (following a special broadcast of Cotto vs. Mayorga) Click below to watch today’s video report from Montreal…



March 18th, 2011

UFC

UFC 128 at the scales

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

Photo by Josh Hedges / Zuffa LLC

From the AmeriHealth Pavilion at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., for tomorrow night’s UFC 128 card:

Live on PPV
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 205 vs. Jon Jones 205
Urijah Faber 135.5 vs. Eddie Wineland 135.5
Nate Marquardt 186 vs. Dan Miller 185
Mirko Filipovic 229 vs. Brendan Schaub 245
Jim Miller 155.5 vs. Kamal Shalorus 155

Live on Spike TV
Luiz Cane 205.5 vs. Eliot Marshall 205
Edson Barboza 155.5 vs. Anthony Njokuani 155

Live on Facebook
Ricardo Almeida 170 vs. Mike Pyle 171
Kurt Pellegrino 156 vs. Gleison Tibau 155

Untelevised
Joseph Benavidez 136 vs. Ian Loveland 135
Nick Catone 194 vs. Costantinos Philippou 195
Raphael Assuncao 145 vs. Erik Koch 145

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Juanma right on track

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight champion, Juan Manuel “Juanma” López, showed to be comfortable in his first pre-weigh in today for his bout against former world champion Orlando Salido on April 16th at the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum, when he weighed 136.4 pounds, just 10 pounds over the featherweight limit. López (30-0, 27 KOs), also a former 122 pound champion, should not weigh more than 144.5 pounds (15% over the 126 division) in this first pre-weigh in of the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission for his bout versus Salido (34-11-1, 22 KOs) which is being presented by Top Rank in association with PR Best Boxing Promotions and will be televised by SHOWTIME. For more details and photos click here…



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Puebla, Puebla

Photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Román González 108 vs. Manuel Vargas 108
Ricardo Domínguez 136.5 vs. Luis Arceo 136.5
José Carlos Vargas 119 vs. Cecilio Santos 121
Jesús Galicia 121 vs. Carlos Peñalosa 121
Fernando García 135 vs. Arturo Uruzquieta 135
Rogelio Ruvalcaba 166 vs. Baltazar Rodriguez 166
Venue: TKT Box Tour, Puebla, Puebla
Promoter: Zanfer and Top Rank
TV: TV Azteca and Fox Sports
Click here for more photos…



March 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Bute, Magee make weight

By Dave Spencer/Fightnews Canada
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Lucian Bute 167.6 vs. Brian Magee 167.7
(IBF super middleweight title)
Viorel Simion 127.2 vs. Pedro Navarrete 127.2
Vanes Martirosyan 158.6 vs. Bladimir Hernandez 162.6
Benoit Gaudet 131.6 vs. Adrian Verdugo 130.7
Pier Olivier Cote 144.4 vs. Michael Lozada 154.2
Sebastien Gauthier 117.3 vs. Jovanny Soto 118
Colin Fish 182.1 vs. Mike Buccanan 174.1
Schiller Hippolite 173.5 vs. Patrick Tessier 175.5
Venue: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: InterBox
Click here for more photos…



March 18th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC weigh-ins today!

UFC 128 is LIVE on PPV March 19!

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Complete Weights from Germany

Photos: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov

Vitali Klitschko (41-2, 38 KOs), and Odlanier Solis (17-0, 12 KOs), stepped on the scale today in a public event at Karstadt sports in front of 2,000 fans. WBC World Heavyweight Champion Klitschko and WBC mandatory challenger Solis will face off tomorrow at LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany.

Vitali Klitschko 113,2 kilogram (249,5 lbs) vs Odlanier Solis 112,0 kilogramm (247 lbs)

In the co-feature of the event Ola Afolabi (UK, 15-2-3, 6 KOs) will be fighting in a 12 round bout against Lubos Suda (Czech Republic, 23-4-1, 15 KOs) for the WBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight Title. Afolabi is promoted by K2 Promotions.

The undercard for tomorrow fight night weighed-in at (all lbs):
Ola Afolabi 200 vs. Lubos Suda 199,5
Nuri Seferi 209 vs. Jozsef Nagy 202
Stefan Worth 147 vs. Ferene Zold 149,5
Michael Sprott 254,5 vs. Serdar Uysal 222,5
Hizni Altunkaya 203 vs. Dirk Mandelartz tba

The show will be broadcast live and exclusively on RTL in Germany, on EPIX in the US, and in more than 120 countries worldwide. The EPIX broadcast starts live at 5 pm EST with the Afolabi vs. Suda fight.

The WBC Heavyweight fight is promoted by K2 Promotions and KMG in association with Arena Boxpromotion.
Click here for more photos…



March 18th, 2011

Scale Watch

Klitschko 249.5, Solis 246.9

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko weighed in at 249.5 lbs and challenger Odlanier Solis weighed 246.9 lbs. for their world title showdown on Saturday in Cologne, Germany.

Sportsbook.com has Klitschko listed as a -800 favorite to retain his belt, while Solis backers can get +500.



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Unbeaten super bantam clash!

Esquivias vs Dostiev for WBA FEDELATIN title

Super bantamweight bout prospects Efrain Esquivias (12-0, 8 KOs) and Sherali Dostiev battle for the WBA Fedelatin title this Friday when Thompson Boxing Promotions presents the “Path to Glory” at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. (more…)



March 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Martirosyan foe is heavy

Undefeated junior middleweight Vanes “The Nightmare” Martirosyan (28-0 17KOs) is getting an unexpected taste of the full middleweight limit for tomorrow’s fight versus Mexico’s Bladimir Hernandez (18-4 16KOs). The fight was scheduled for a contracted weight of 156 lbs. Team Martirosyan received a call this morning informing them that the Mexican can’t make 156 but could make 158. Martirosyan quickly accepted and shortly afterwards Team Martirosyan received another call saying Hernandez couldn’t make 158 and that the fight would have to be at the full middleweight limit of 160. The Armenian came to fight and that’s what he intends to do. The California based fighter released the following statement:

“I traveled all the way to Canada to fight. A lot of fans out here have been telling me they are coming to the fight. I don’t want to let them down. We were supposed to fight at 156 and now we aren’t sure if this guy can even make 160. The ‘Nightmare’ came to fight and now I’m going to do be making my middleweight debut.”



March 18th, 2011




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