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Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank 2012 US Olympian welterweight Jose Ramirez (12-0, 9 KOs) impressed again, destroying David Rodela (17-10-4, 7 KOs) in the ...

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate opponents

Jose Ramirez, Andy Ruiz annihilate

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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Boxing News

Soto-Monterrosa rematch set

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

It has been confirmed today by promoter Fernando Beltran of Zenfer Promotions that WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto (54-7-2, 32 KOs) will return on March 5 in a rematch against Fidel Monterrosa (25-2, 19 KOs) in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Soto defended his belt via unanimous decision over Monterrosa last September in Culiacan in a tough and sometimes dirty fight. The rematch will be a non-title ten rounder and a risky proposition being that Soto is already scheduled for a rematch against Urbano Antillon on the Pacquiao-Mosley undercard. Soto is currently training at the Gimnasio del Crea in Tijuana.



February 14th, 2011



Boxing News

Vaughn Jackson’s inspirational story

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Overcoming the loss of his 10-year-old son 12 years ago, Vaughn Jackson, trainer of top welterweight contender Mike Jones, has turned tragedy into inspiration with the help of family, faith and boxing. Jackson is winding down his training with Jones, who meets Jesus Soto-Karass (a rematch of their November 13 fight, which Jones won by majority decision) on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

“It was a devastating loss, the worst feeling a parent can ever have,” said the 41-year-old Jackson, whose first child, Vaughn Welcome Jackson, sustained a fatal vocal cord injury while playing by himself in his room in December, 1998. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacman takes the train

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee get ready to board a train at Penn Station for the final stop in Washington D.C. on his national media tour for his upcoming world welterweight mega fight against “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Tuesday. Pacquiao vs. Mosley is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, Tecate and MGM Grand. The Pacquiao vs. Mosley telecast will be available live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

More Pacman-Mosley NYC presser

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Global superstar and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao and three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley continued their U.S. media tour on Valentine’s Day in New York on Monday at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 with another open to the public news conference. Boxing fans got an up close and personal look at their favorites with some Pacquiao fans showing their support by waving Philippine flags while Mosley was also greeted by his share of loyal supporters. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Bozic lashes out

"I'm a fighter, not an actor!"

On Saturday, former world champion and Super Six semi-finalist Arthur Abraham successfully returned to the ring in Mülheim, Germany. King Arthur looked good in the 4:01 his fight lasted against WBA #9 super middleweight Stjepan Bozic. Unfortunately for fight fans, the end wasn’t a highlight reel KO but instead a TKO caused when Bozic suffered an injury to his left hand. After the fight Bozic insisted that he had broken his broken his wrist although x-rays came back negative.

Bozic has now returned to Croatia following the loss. “I’ve heard that a few people think I quit on account of the body shots before, but this isn’t right,” he stated angerly. “I’m a fighter, not an actor. I think everybody saw that I hit Arthur Abraham’s elbow with my left hand and then felt sudden strong pains. This continues to today, so I’m going to a doctor I can trust. He’ll be able to say with certainty whether it’s a joint, tendon or ligament injury.” The 36-year-old is sure everything will be cleared up. “I’ve been a boxer for 21 years. I’ve already boxed with a broken rib and other injuries. I am a Sportsman. To simply give up in such a way would be out of the question for me. I want to give the fans great fights. Everyone who knows me knows this. I repeat: I’m a fighter, not an actor!”



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mosley NYC presser

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley pose during a press conference in New York City for their upcoming world welterweight mega fight on Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and Mosley are on a national media tour and will be making their next stop in Washington D.C. Tuesday. Pacquiao vs. Mosley is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions, Sugar Shane Mosley Promotions, Tecate and MGM Grand. The Pacquiao vs. Mosley telecast will be available live on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…



February 14th, 2011

Boxing Result

Results from Denmark

Photo courtesy Georg Moritz, Photo Wende

A sell-out crowd at Herning Kongrescenter and the viewers on TV2 were treated to another exciting evening of boxing action as the Danish talents pleased their fans in Herning, Denmark on Saturday. Middleweight Patrick Nielsen, jr welterweight Kasper Bruun, jr welterweight Kasper Bruun, and jr middleweight Ahmad Kaddour all posted wins. In other notable action, unbeaten heavyweight Kubrat Pulev (11-0, 5 KOs) outpointed Yaroslav Zavorotnyi (14-5, 12 KOs) over eight and in the shocker of the night, two-time middleweight title challenger Mahir Oral (28-4-2, 11 KOs) was unexpectedly stopped in two rounds by Jozsef Matolcsi (29-13, 19 KOs). (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Feature Story

Montiel-Donaire heats up

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

On February 19th, what could be a “Fight of the Year” contender will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV when Nonito Donaire (25-1, 17 KOs) squares off against Fernando Montiel (44-2-2, 34 KOs) for Montiel’s WBC and WBO bantamweight titles. Both fighters are red hot as Donaire has knocked out eight of his last nine opponents, his hit lsit including Vic Darchinyan, Rafael Concepcion and a dominant showing against Wladimir Sidorenko this past December. But Montiel shouldn’t be written off as just another opponent either. The Mexican has knocked out five out of his last six opponents, including a devastating wreckage of heavily favored Hozumi Hasegawa last April to claim the WBC bantamweight title . . . click here for more



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Sheika-Wilson rematch April 23

It took one year to nail down, but Omar Sheika, of Paterson, NJ, and Garrett Wilson, of Philadelphia, PA, meet for the second time when they collide in a scheduled 12-round contest Saturday evening, April 23, in the Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City. At stake, in addition to revenge for Wilson, will be the vacant USBA cruiserweight title. The first of seven fights begins at 7.30 p.m. in the 1,450-seat ballroom, the first time it has been used for boxing. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Cox destroys Bailey

Rising Caribbean cruiserweight Shawn “Sniper” Cox (13-1, 12 KOs) added another KO win to his record on Sunday night at the Jean Pierre Complex in Trinidad. The hard hitting southpaw from Barbados started very quickly and hurt Jamaican Carlton Bailey (0-6) with a short right hook to the head. Bailey tried to counter while on the retreat but was pursued by the muscular built Cox who floored the Jamaican with excellent four punch combination that sent him crashing to the canvas. As the referee Tommy Thomas was waving off the bout Bailey’s corner was throughing in the towel. The Sniper said he is ready for any of the top ten cruiserweights in the world. “I am going to step beyond all my opponents and thump them to the ground.” Cox who is the current WBC CABOFE cruiserweight titleholder said he is focused on defending his belt against one of the top rated cruiserweights next month.



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Crown Boxing returns 4.1.11

Crown Boxing will return with a card April 1 at the Rio in Las Vegas. In the main event, Las Vegas cruiserweight Henry Namauu (9-3, 5 KOs) will take on Victor Barragan (11-6, 3 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif., for the IBA Americas cruiserweight title. Barragan is coming off back-to-back losses while Namauu is on a six-bout winning streak. In other bouts: featherweight Rocco Santamauro (6-0, 0 KOs), of Las Vegas, vs. TBA; super bantam Mandy LaPointe (3-1-2, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, vs. Phoenix’s Allison Cole (1-3, 1 KO); featherweight Brian Battease (6-3-2, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, vs. TBA; and Rocco Espinoza, of Phoenix, vs. Armando Gonzales of Tucson. Tickets start at $30 at 702.504.0423.



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mosley PPV undercard

Promoter Bob Arum announced the PPV undercard for the May 7 Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley megafight during a press conference today in New York City. The line-up includes two world title fights. WBC lightweight champion Humberto Soto defends against Urbano Antillon is a rematch of their 2010 fight of the year candidate, and WBO super bantamweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. defends against three-time world champion Jorge Arce. The final spot is being held for the return of Kelly Pavlik.

About 230 tickets remain for the clash at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Pacquiao remains a -700 favorite, while Shane is +500.

Event sponsor Tecate Beer will be offering a $25 mail-in rebate that can be used toward the pay-per-view telecast in special Pacquiao-Mosley 12-packs.



February 14th, 2011

Announcement

Bert Sugar speaks at Ring 8

This Tuesday evening in Long Island City

Venerable boxing journalist and historian Bert Sugar will  be the special guest speaker this coming Tuesday night (Feb. 15 starting at 7 PM/ET) for RING 8’s monthly meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

UFC

Rivera’s road to UFC 127

UFC 127 is LIVE on PPV Feb. 26!

Jorge Rivera may never be mentioned in the same sentence as the greats of mixed martial arts, but if you look down a record that includes the names Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin, Travis Lutter, David Loiseau, Chris Leben, Martin Kampmann, Dennis Hallman, Nate Quarry, and Kendall Grove, just to name a few, it would be hard to find a fighter who has been more willing to test himself against the top middleweights in the game than “El Conquistador.” . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Huck to face Fragomeni 4/2

Photo courtesy Photo Wende

On April 2, Marco “Captain” Huck (31-1, 23 KOs) will return to the place where he celebrated the biggest success of his career. The 26-year-old will defend his WBO Cruiserweight Title at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle, Germany, taking on former WBC champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (27-3-1, 11 KOs). Back in August 2009, Huck wore down then-champion Victor Emilio Ramirez to clinch the WBO title. “I look forward to returning to Halle,” said Huck. “I have very special memories of the Gerry Weber Stadium. I will never forget the day I became world champion. The crowd was fantastic and I will put on another spectacular show on April 2.” (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

“Canelo” Alvarez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Hot Mexican contender Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has announced that his company Canelo Promotions will present a boxing event on Saturday at the Disco “Collage” in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico where Tomoki “Mexicanito” Kameda will face German Meraz in a 12-rounder for the vacant NABF belt. This is already the fourth show for Canelo Promotions in 2011. Alvarez has been doing his roadwork on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta in preparation for Matthew Hatton on March 5 in Anaheim, California. It is likely that Alvarez-Hatton will fight for the vacant WBC Super welterweight championship formerly held by Manny Pacquiao. Alvarez is the #1 ranked WBC super welterweight.



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Fury opponent named

Unbeaten 6’9 heavyweight Tyson Fury will be taking on another undefeated knockout specialist in 6’5 Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in a ten-rounder at Wembley Arena on Saturday. After Fury’s fight with Francois Botha was knocked back by the BBBofC, Fury did not hesitate in accepting “the Hammer,” whose record is 13-0 with 11 KOs, similar to Fury’s record of 13-0 with 9 KOs. “It angers me when you see so called heavyweight prospects keep having bums put in front of them every time,” said Fury. I don’t want to go through my career like that, I want to show them how it’s done, so I’m taking on this guy who has an unbeaten record and is a massive puncher, this is what you have to do to become a star.” Nascimento remains subject to medical approval by the BBBofC.



February 14th, 2011

Feature Story

“It’s Mike Jones Time!”

By Rick Scharmberg

Photo: Rick Scharmberg

Hard-hitting and unbeaten, Mike “M.J.” Jones (23-0, 18 KOs), of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has matured into a force to be reckoned with in the welterweight division. He is highly ranked across the board (#2-WBO, #3-IBF and WBA, and #4-WBC), and poised to receive his first title shot. First, he needs to get past his rematch with fellow contender Jesus Soto-Karass (24-5-3, 16 KOs), who Jones narrowly defeated by majority decision last November 13 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The rematch will take place next Saturday, February 19 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, and will be televised live on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

Their first fight, which took place in front of 42,000 fans on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao – Antonio Margarito, was scheduled for ten rounds, while the rematch is scheduled for twelve. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Feature Story

Sergei Dzinziruk camp diary

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Photo: Dwight McCann

WBO junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) spoke to Fightnews.com about his upcoming fight against WBC middleweight champion emeritus Sergio Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) on March 12 at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The winner will get the WBC Diamond belt.

Camp Location: I know that in Ukraine it’s now very cold, a lot of snow. But in my training camp in Los Angeles we have fine weather and sun. Now I’m finishing my physical preparation for the fight and all is going according to plan. My trainer Buddy McGirt and I are spending a lot of time together. I have problems with the English language, but it doesn’t hinder us as we understand each other well in boxing language. I’m getting a lot out of working with him and he’s one of the best trainers in the world. How he organizes the training process in my camp is interesting. These are the best conditions for preparing for a fight. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Urbano Anttilon Update

Story and photos: Big Joe Miranda

Saturday at The Maywood Boxing Club, Urbano Anttilon stepped back in to the gym to get back into rythm before he heads up to the heavy trainning of Big Bear, Ca. with trainer Abel Sanchez for his rematch fight with WBC lightweight Champ Humberto Soto on the undercard of Mosley vs Pacquiao. Urbanio said that he is hungrier than the first fight, “I let Soto get away with stealing some rounds late, but it’s not going to happen this time. I’m going to make him fight me.” Asked if he was going to do anything different he said that he wasn’t going to leave it up to the judges. And that you are going to have a early nominee for fight of the year. Hopefully we can steal the show. more photos



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Duenas detonates

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Junior welterweight Ricky Duenas is not going to let an injury slow him down. Instead, he is going to make the most out of improving his ability to become a legitimate prospect. Duenas dropped Diamond Baier three times in the first round, the final time for good before a raucous crowd Saturday night at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. The bout headlined a four bout card, presented by Ray Alcorta Boxing. (more…)



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

WV2 honored in Miami

Photo: All Star Boxing

On Sunday afternoon in Miami, WBO jr. featherweight champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. received the 14th annual Golden Cup Award in the boxing division. The award was presented by Boxeo Telemundo blow by blow announcer Rene Giraldo and the Florida Marlins Mermaids.



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao in NYC

By Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao gives his wife Jinkee a special Valentine rose Sunday night after arriving in New York City for his press conference with “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Monday for their upcoming welterweight mega fight, Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. NYC fight fans are invited to attend Monday’s press event which begins at 11AM in the The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (23rd Street at the Hudson River, New York, NY 10011).



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Emily Klinefelter Update

Statement from Adam Pollack, trainer and husband Emily Klinefelter, regarding her status:

Emily has been released from the hospital and is now recuperating at home. She is well on her way to a full recovery, and she wishes to thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of support, care and concern throughout this difficult time.



February 14th, 2011

Boxing News

Mosley in NYC

By Chris Farina/Top Rank

“Sugar” Shane Mosley arrives in New York City Sunday night for a press conference with superstar Manny Pacquiao on Monday for their upcoming World Welterweight mega fight, Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. NYC fight fans are invited to attend Monday’s event which begins at 11AM in the The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 (23rd Street at the Hudson River, New York, NY 10011)..



February 13th, 2011




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