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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Former two-division world champion Timothy "Desert Storm" Bradley, WBA interim super lightweight champion Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera ...

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Ringside by Felipe Leon and Miguel Maravilla Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda Much like Alexander the Great sweeping across the country conquering new ...

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda In a clash for the absolute WBA featherweight title, WBA regular featherweight champion Nicholas Walters ...

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

By Rocky Morales at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) added the WBC Interim middleweight belt ...

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

Photos: Pablo Lozano Reyes WBO Latin welterweight champion Edgar "El Nene" Ortega (15-2, 10 KOs) was dethroned by veteran Pablo "El Sepulturero" Munguia ...

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Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

Bradley, Herrera, Benavidez Quick Quotes

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Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

Gallery/report: Golovkin-Rubio & Walters-Donaire

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Walters KOs Donaire in six

Walters KOs Donaire in six

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Golovkin annihilates Rubio

Golovkin annihilates Rubio

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Munguia surprises Ortega in Mexico City

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Boxing News

Mike Jones Update

Danny Davis, who has been Bernard Hopkins’ strength & conditioning coach for eight years, has been added in that capacity to Mike Jones’ team as Jones, the undefeated welterweight contender from Philadelphia, prepares for his rematch vs. Jesus Soto-Karass on Feb. 19 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “I push and challenge Mike and bring out the best in him,” said Davis, who credits Hopkins, trainers Freddie Roach and John David Jackson and fitness nutritional specialist Mackie Shilstone as major influences. “Mike’s a hard worker who wants to go to the highest level and never complains about what he’s asked to do. That’s what makes a champion. (more…)



February 8th, 2011



UFC

Jones steps in to face Rua Mar. 19

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced that rising light heavyweight star Jon “Bones” Jones will replace Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC® 128 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, March 19. (more…)



February 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Klinefelter hospitalized after KO

Photos by Anna Anderson

Female super bantamweight Christina Ruiz (6-3-1, 4 KOs) scored a brutal third round knockout over previously unbeaten Emily Klinefelter (9-1, 3 KOs) on Saturday night at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Iowa City, Iowa. After being counted out, Klinefelter was unresponsive, remaining flat on her back. Paramedics rushed her by stretcher to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

“Emily is at the hospital and is doing well,” said promoter Adam Pollack in a statement released the day after the fight. “The doctors feel that there is a high probability of a strong recovery. She is speaking and is cogent and responsive, though in and out of sleep as they monitor her. Things are looking up, but the optimism is naturally guarded for the first 72 hours, which is the most critical time.” Click here for more photos…



February 7th, 2011

Full Report

Report/gallery: Sierra vs. Davis

Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

After his 10-round fight against Francisco Sierra on Saturday night, super middleweight Dyah Davis was confident he had done enough to win a convincing decision over the hard-hitting Mexican fighter.

When Davis heard ring announcer Lupe Contreras not announce him as the winner, Davis left the ring wondering what more he could have done in a bout that all members of the assembled media had him winning . . . Click here for more



February 7th, 2011

Announcement

New foe for Rodriguez

At the last minute, Ty Cobb (12-2, 8 KOs) has pulled out of Friday’s fight in El Paso, Texas, against David Rodriguez, claiming a shoulder injury. According to promoter Zeferino Ramirez “I believe that as the fight approached, Cobb was feeling the heat, and not wanting to have another loss on his record, he pulled out. I cannot express my frustration and disappointment by him doing this, with only one week before fight night.”

Instead of Cobb, Rodriguez (33-0, 31 KOs) will now be facing Las Vegas’ Matt Hicks (13-5, 12 KOs). Promoter Ramirez says “I feel that Hicks will be a good match against David. Hicks have notable fights against the likes of Lou Savarese and BJ Flores. Hicks comes with all he has and leaves it all in the ring. Hick’s will be ready, but so will David.”



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Martinez on track for Dzinziruk

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Argentina, but now residing in Oxnard, CA, continues his preparations under 2010’s ‘Trainer of the Year’ Gabriel Sarmiento at the World Crown Sports Training Center in Port Hueneme, CA. Martinez will step back into the ring on Saturday, March 12th against WBO junior middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) of Ukraine at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT which will be shown live on HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’. For more details and photos click here…



February 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Full Report: Franco-Miranda

By Francisco Salazar
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Boxing writers and fight fans know Luis Franco as the star amateur fighter and as a contender in a talent-filled featherweight division. Now Luis Franco could be known as a fighter who has the heart to come back from being hurt in a fight. Fighting back from being hurt in the first round by the hard-hitting Leonilo Miranda, Franco was able to win a close 10 round split decision victory before a sold-out crowd at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, CA. (more…)



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Gavin promises KO

Unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gavin (8-0, 7 KOs) has vowed to become the first boxer to halt French journeyman Mounir Guebbas (12-17-2, 8 KOs). Gavin will meet him in an eight-rounder at London’s York Hall on February 19 and he’s after a commanding performance to secure a British title shot later this year. Britain’s only-ever amateur world champion says he expects Guebbas to be a “tough opponent” despite managing just four wins in his last 20 fights. “He’s fought more than 30 times and he has never been stopped,” stated Gavin. “But I’m going to be the one to change all that. I’ve only been taken the distance once in my career, and I regard that as a blemish on my record. By the way I’m punching, Guebbas is going to get taken out in a couple of rounds.”



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Algieri-Tucker on March 17

On March 17th (St Paddy’s Day), Star Boxing wil present a boxing card at the Plattduetsche Park Restaurant in Long Island, New York. Headlining the “March Mayhem” card is undefeated jr. welterweight prospect Chris Algieri (10-0, 5 KOs) against Martin Tucker (7-7, 3 KOs) in an eight rounder. Algieri and Tucker were originally scheduled to fight in September, but Algieri was forced to pull out after breaking his hand in training. Now the hand is fully healed and Algieri looks to continue on his climb up the 140lb division ladder. Tickets start at $50. Call 718-823-2000.



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

John vs Yordan April 17

By Jeff Pamungkas

Undefeated and longtime WBA featherweight king Chris John (44-0-2, 22 KOs) has finally accepted the repeated challenges of his young fellow countryman Daud Cino Yordan, 23, on April 17 in Jakarta, Indonesia. “I’m a professional, and I will fight anybody including Yordan. I’ve suggested that he chase another world title belt, but he keeps asking us to test me, so let’s get it on!” said John with high enthusiasm. Yordan (27-1, 21 KOs). who has idolized John since when he was an amateur, expressed his optimism to defeat John, the most successful Indonesian boxer in history. “This is a historical bout, and we are proud to be the part part of the history,” said Raja Sapta Oktohari, the promoter of the bout. Being asked about the fight with Yuriorkis Gamboa, Sampson Lewkowicz, the representative of both fighters, said that the winner of this bout will face Gamboa. Yordan is now rated #6 WBA and #8 WBO in the featherweight division. This bout will be John’s 14th title defense.



February 7th, 2011

Feature Story

#1 Ramos in spotlight Friday

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

One of boxing’s best and brightest young prospects will get a chance to show if he’s worthy of a world title shot in 2011 when undefeated and WBA #1 ranked super bantamweight Rico Ramos takes on former world title challenger Alejandro Valdez on Friday, Feb. 11, LIVE on ShoBox: the New Generation on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West coast).

In the co-feature, a pair of super middleweight prospects will tangle as unbeaten rising knockout artist Cornelius White (16-0, 15 KOs), of Houston, faces Chicago’s Don George (20-1-1, 17 KOs) in a 10-round affair from Bally’s Grand Ballroom in Atlantic City, N.J.

Ramos, of Los Angeles, will look to keep his perfect 18-0 (10 KOs) record in tact when he faces Valdez (24-4-2, 17 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in a 10-round 122-pound main event. Both Ramos and White are both represented by the show’s promoter Goossen Tutor Promotions. (more…)



February 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Trout: My dream has come true

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo: WBA

After arriving home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, new WBA super welterweight world champion Austin Trout spoke a few minutes with Fightnews.com to acknowledge the support shown for a long time by boxing fans worldwide. “I feel like my dream has came true. God is awsome. He has allowed me to go against all odds and made my dream come true. I’m looking forward to solidifying my legacy as a great champ and great fighter by using this belt to get big names and beating them in the ring,” said Trout. (more…)



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Odlanier Solis Update

Photo: ARENA

WBC mandatory challenger Odlanier Solis and his team have already spent one week in their high altitude camp in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. “La Sombra,” his trainer Pedro Luis Diaz and Jose Perez arrived in camp only one day after the press conference in Germany announcing his March 19th clash against WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko in Cologne. The three-time world amateur champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist is currently training 8,000 feet above sea level to get ready for his first world title shot in the pro ranks.

“On March 19th we will see the best Odlanier Solis since he turned pro in 2007,” says Diaz. “We have perfect conditions here in the mountains. I have been here a couple of times with different athletes. It’s a perfect place to get in perfect shape.”

The team will stay at the high-altitude camp until the end of February and do the first sparring sessions in the Sierra Nevada before returning to Cologne for the last phase of preparation.



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

N’Dam-Lorenzo for WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It has been announced that current WBA interim middleweight champion Hassam N’Dam (25-0, 17 KOs) will defend his title on April 2 in Canet, France against the Giovanni Lorenzo (29-3, 21 KOs). Lorenzo on points in his last fight against WBA middleweight super champion Felix Sturm last September in Cologne, Germany. “I’m going to train hard because it’ll be a very difficult opponent. I saw his fight with Sturm and it was very even. My title fight was difficult but I hope to improve and to learn a lot before Lorenzo,” stated N’Dam.



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Estrada a free agent

United States Olympic heavyweight Jason “Big Six” Estrada has requested, and been granted, a release from his promotional contract with the New York based Boxing 360, and signed an advisor agreement with matchmaker Ted Panagiotis. Estrada’s last fight was a very disappointing defeat at the hands of heavyweight Franklin Lawrence on January 29th. Estrada was the heavy favorite going in, but suffered two minor cuts en route to a 10th round TKO defeat. “We are not going to make excuses, Franklin Lawrence did what he had to do and Jason was flat from the first bell, but really showed a lot of heart,” said Panagiotis. “That being said, that is not the fight I would’ve picked. We had planned a perfect tune-up fight on January 13th in Oklahoma, and to be honest that is what he needed after such a long layoff and foot surgery. Travel and some lack of communication caused that fight to fall apart unfortunately.” The loss to Lawrence dropped Estrada’s record to 16-4, 4 KOs and was his second loss in a row.



February 7th, 2011

Feature Story

Rodriguez headlines El Paso

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

There’s only one thing missing from David “Nino” Rodriguez’s resume.

Looks and physique he’s got. A perfect record? You can’t get much better than boasting 33 wins, no defeats, all but two victories coming by way of knockout.

What, then, is keeping the potentially most marketable heavyweight in America from becoming a champion? . . . Click here for more



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Cunningham back in Germany

Defends against Licina on Saturday

IBF cruiserweight champion Steve Cunningham (23-2, 12 KOs) arrived in Berlin, Germany last Friday for his rescheduled defense against mandatory challenger Enad Licina (19-2, 10 KOs) on Saturday. Cunningham was originally slated to face Licina on January 22nd, however that clash was delayed when an illness to IBF middleweight champion Sebastian Sylvester cancelled that card. Promoter Sauerland Event was then able to reschedule the bout for Saturday’s big show at the RWE Sporthalle in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. “These things happen in boxing,” said Cunningham, who went back to the U.S. to train between fight dates “I’m glad that my title defense can already be made up on February 12….on Saturday I will be in top form.” The card will also feature WBA cruiserweight champion Steve Herelius (21-1-1, 12 KOs) against Yoan Pablo Hernandez (23-1, 12 KOs), plus Arthur Abraham (31-2, 25 KOs) against Stjepan Bozic (24-4, 15 KOs).



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Kali Meehan

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

World heavyweight contender Kali Meehan (36-4, 29 KOs) talks to Fightnews about his career. Meehan recalls how he thought he defeated Lamont Brewster for the championship when he dropped a disputed split decision in 2004, his stoppage win over highly regarded heavyweight contender DaVarryl Williamson and more. Currently rated WBA #8 and IBF #15, Meehan says he’s about the same size and age as Wladimir Klitschko and knows what it will take to defeat him.



February 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Pingo Miranda back in action

WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (34-5-1, 27 KOs) will face Filipino Arden Diale (15-5-1, 3 KOs) on February 26 in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico. It will be the third defense for Miranda. Diale is rated WBO #8 and holds the WBO Oriental flyweight belt.



February 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Barrera returns Feb 12

Legendary three-division world champion Marco Antonio Barrera (66-7, 43 KOs) returns February 12 at the Olympic Coliseum at the University of Guadalajara. Barrera faces the US-based Dominican, Jose Arias (15-1, 9 KOs) in his pursuit for an opportunity to became the first Mexican to win a world title in four divisions. Arias had seven KOs in seven fights in 2010 with six in the first round and the other in the second.



February 6th, 2011

UFC

UFC 126 report/gallery

Silva kicks off for Super Bowl

Octagonside by Andreas Hale and Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Leave it to Anderson Silva to make the toughest test in his career look like a cakewalk. “The Spider” defended his middleweight crown for a UFC record eighth consecutive time as he disposed of fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort with a brutal front kick to the face in front of 10,893 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was as devastating as it was surreal as Silva capped off a loaded UFC 126 card with yet another brilliant highlight reel knockout.

If there were any doubters then, the foot to the face should have shredded that doubt by the end of the night. . . Click here for more



February 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Israel Vazquez to return?

According to Ernesto Castellanos of Esto, former world champion Israel Vazquez (44-5, 32 KOs) is not retired and will look to return to the ring in April. Vazquez is currently training though no opponent has been announced. Its being said that Vazquez is hoping at some point that a fifth bout can be made between he and fomer world champion Rafael Marquez (39-6, 35 KOs). In Vazquez’ last bout in May of 2010 he was stopped in three rounds. The series currently tied with both fighters winning two fights apiece.



February 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mosley Press Tour

LV, NYC stops open to the public

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley will embark on a coast-to-coast U.S. media tour, beginning Thursday in Los Angeles to announce their mega world championship rumble. Pacquiao and Mosley, who have won world titles in 11 weight divisions between them, will go toe-to-toe for Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will be making his first ring appearance in The Fight Capital of the World since 2009. Joining Pacquiao and Mosley on the tour will be Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and trainer Freddie Roach.

February 10: Los Angeles
Closed to the Public. Media Only

February 12: Las Vegas
Open to the Public
MGM Grand Garden Arena
3:00 p.m. PT – News Conference

February 14: New York City
Open to the Public
Chelsea Piers at Pier 60
Barnegat/Montauk/Nave Rooms
11:00 a.m. ET – News Conference



February 6th, 2011

UFC

Silva lines up GSP

Postfight coverage of UFC 126

Postfight press report by  Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos by Chris Cozzone

They questioned his dedication to fighting.After a near defeat to Chael Sonnen, they questioned if he was beginning to fall off.

Who is “they?” The media and many fans. Who is “he?” Middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva.

In last night’s UFC middleweight title bout against “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort, it took Silva just 3:25 to silence the critics. . . . Click here for more



February 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Jesús Rojas: Bring on the best!

Photo: Promociones Miguel Cotto

Super bantamweight sensation Jesús Rojas (16-1, 12 KOs) is training and getting ready in Miguel Cotto’s training camp in Hollywood, Florida, for his upcoming fight on March 12 on the Cotto vs. Mayorga undercard. Legendary trainer and Boxing Hall of Famer Emanuel Steward said “Rojas is a great boxer with tremendous skills, very strong and powerful. He will be a future PPV Star, he has what the fans love to see.” For more details and photos click here…



February 6th, 2011




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