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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri make ...

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

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Boxing Result

Barrios outpoints Castro!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBO super featherweight champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios (48-4-1, 34 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Moises Castro (27-12-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina. Scores were 119-108, 119-112 and 120-110.



August 9th, 2009



Boxing Result

Jones defeats Arroyo

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten WBA #10/IBF #12/WBO #13 welterweight contender Mike Jones (18-0, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over late sub Lennin Arroyo (20-10-1, 4 KOs) to defend his NABA title on Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City. Jones landed hellacious shots against the very game Arroyo, who showed an amazing chin to battle for the full ten. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Arroyo had stepped in for Ben Tackie, who had stepped in for Larry Mosley, Jones’ original opponent.
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Former Dominican Olympian super middleweight contender Jerson Ravelo (20-4, 12 KOs) took an uninspiring eight round unanimous decision over Willis Lockett (12-9, 5 KOs) by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 77-75.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight Ronald Cruz (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a stoppage at the end of round three due to an ear injury suffered by Julias Edmonds (5-5).
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Junior middleweight Jamaal Davis (10-5, 6 KOs) outpointed Manuel Guzman (6-8-1, 2 KOs) over six by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 60-54.



August 8th, 2009

UFC

WEC at the scales!

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS tomorrow!

From the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. for tomorrow night’s WEC card:

Miguel Torres 134 vs. Brian Bowles 134
Joseph Benavidez 135 vs. Dominick Cruz 135
Danny Castillo 156 vs. Ricardo Lamas 155
Jeff Curran 136 vs. Takeya Mizugaki 135
Leonard Garcia 145 vs. Jameel Massouh 146
Fredson Paixao 145 vs. Cole Province 146
Marcus Hicks 159 vs. Shane Roller 156
Phil Cardella 155 vs. Ed Ratcliff 155
John Hosman 135 vs. Rani Yayha 136
Rafael Dias 145 vs. Diego Nunes 145
L.C. Davis 145 vs. Javier Vazquez 146

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Davis-Simms: full report!

Battle to a Controversial Draw!

By David Robinett at ringside

In a bizarre scene played out Friday night before a packed ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California, former IBF cruiserweight champion Kelvin “Concrete” Davis and Michael Simms battled to a six-round draw in what was publicized and announced as a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout. More troubling than the unannounced change though, which left the ring announcer and the 500 fans in attendance confused for several minutes after the contest was stopped, was Davis and his team’s assertion that they were also not informed the length of the fight had been changed. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Full Report

Dog days of summer

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“Perro” Angulo and “The Dog” Dirrell tear into foes at Primm, Nev.:  Taking a pay cut to be a top dog again, Alfredo “Perro” Angulo put his first loss behind him by tearing into victim Gabriel Rosado last night at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nev.

Crowning “King” Rosado three times in round two, Angulo made a short night on a lengthy card packing nine bouts, two-thirds of which ended by knockout. The card, “Border Warfare,” was televised on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” and promoted by Gary Shaw Productions . . . Click here for full report and photo gallery



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Fitness whiz revs up for Cotto

By Nick Giongco

Somewhere in Los Angeles, a South African conditioning coach is plotting the destruction of boxing’s pound-for-pound king. Phil Landman, tasked to turn Miguel Cotto into a menacing fighting machine against Manny Pacquiao come Nov. 14, is itching to fly to Puerto Rico to begin serious work with that Caribbean nation’s most beloved fighter. “We expect a very tough fight and we will train hard for a 12-round fight,” the 37-year-old Landman told the Manila Bulletin and Fightnews on Friday. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Jones to attend UFC

Eight-time world boxing champion Roy Jones, Jr. is taking a well-earned day off from his intense training for his fight next Saturday, August 15th, against Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy on the “Hook City” pay-per-view show live from Biloxi, Mississippi. Jones will be attending tonight’s UFC show in Philadelphia to scout Anderson Silva in order to check out his boxing skills in person.

The “Hook City” pay-per-view show, presented by Square Ring Promotions in association with Left Hook Promotions and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, is being distributed by Square Ring Promotions, Inc. at 9:00PM ET/6:00PM PT in the United States on cable and satellite via iNDemand, TVN, DirecTV and Dish Network for a suggested retail price of $34.95, as well as on Super Channel in Canada.

Tickets, priced at $150.00, $125.00, $100.00, $75.00, $50.00 & $25.00 are on sale and available at all Ticketmaster locations by calling 800.745.3000, on line at Ticketmaster.com and at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum box office.



August 8th, 2009

UFC

Bowles ready for Torres!

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS Aug. 9!

Inside the cage, Brian Bowles may be just the man to halt Miguel Torres’ 17-fight win streak. But outside of the cage, in front of throngs of reporters, Torres has been battering the No.1 contender in a ridiculously one-sided war of words . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

UFC

Overachieving underdogs

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

On Saturday, August 8th lightweight challenger Kenny Florian prepares for the biggest test of his career as he battles 155 lb. kingpin BJ Penn in the main event of UFC 101: Declaration .  . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Darchinyan-Rojas in the works!

By Craig Watt

Australian WBC and WBA superflyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) is likely to make a mandatory defense of his WBC title against Mexican Tomas Rojas (31-11-1, 22 KOs) in early December according to his manager Elias Nasser. He told the Sydney Morning Herald that this bout was in discussions, although not yet finalized for the first week in December. This would allow Darchinyan sufficient time for his 44 stitches to heal in wounds received when he lost to Joseph Agbeko in a challenge for the IBF bantamweight title in July. (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Boxing Result

Dlamini retains WBF belt!

By Ron Jackson

Mlungisi Dlamini retained his WBF lightweight belt when he beat Francisco Lorenzo on points over 12 rounds in a closely fought bout at the Mangaung Indoor Sports Centre in Bloemfontein on Friday night. The South African won 117-111, 117-113 and 117-112 in a bout that never rose to any heights. The 37-year-old Lorenzo, 134.5, of the Dominican Republic, spent most of the fight pushing and wrestling and even though he was warned on the odd occasion by referee Eddie Marshall he should have had a point or two deducted. Dlamini, 27, struggled against the cagey veteran in the early rounds and battled to get on the inside as instructed by his corner, However, Dlamini, 136.5, who had been missing badly managed to score with some good shots to the head in later rounds to take a hard earned decision. This was a learning experience for Dlamini who saw his record improve (20-0-1, 12 KOs) as Lorenzo dropped to (33-6, 14 KOs). (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Scale Watch

Simms, Davis battle to a draw!

By David Robinett at ringside

Cruiserweights Michael Simms (20-11-2, 13 KOs) and ex-IBF champ Kelvin Davis (24-10-3, 17 KOs) fought to a controversial draw on Friday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento. The bout was announced as an eight rounder, however after six rounds the Simms corner cut off his gloves and the bout was announced as a draw with scores of 58-56 Simms, 58-56 Davis, and 57-57. Apparently the California Commission had only approved the bout as a six round bout, but the Davis camp claimed they had never been informed of this. Promoter Nasser Naivoroni said Simms will next get a shot at NABF champ Matt Godfrey.
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In the semi main, light heavyweight James Parison (12-0, 3 KOs) whitewashed Christian Cruz (12-10-1, 10 KOs) by scores of 60-54 on all cards.



August 8th, 2009

Boxing Result

Angulo back with a vengeance!

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Photo by Chris Cozzone

Chris Cozzone & Natasha Chornesky at ringside

WBC #5/WBA #6/IBF #9/WBO #8 jr middleweight Alfredo Angulo (16-1, 13 KOs), rebounding from his first career loss against Kermit Cintron in May, crushed Gabriel Rosado (12-4, 7 KOs) in under two rounds on Friday night at Buffalo Bill’s Star of the Desert Arena in Primm, Nevada. Angulo dropped Rosado three times in round two and the bout was waved off.
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Unbeaten middleweight Anthony Dirrell (18-0, 15 KOs) pummeled iron-jawed Alfredo Contreras (10-6-1, 4 KOs) until the game Contreras’ corner threw in the towel in round seven. Time was 2:32.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight Sharif Bogere (12-0, 7 KOs) scored a second round stoppage over Rodolfo Armenta (7-2-1, 5 KOs). Armenta was down twice before the bout was halted at 1:07 of round two.
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Unbeaten lightweight Archie Ray Marquez (5-0, 4 KOs) went the distance for the first time, winning a four-rounder over Sergi Ganjelashvili (4-4-1, 0 KOs). Scores were 40-36 on all cards.

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Off-TV results from Primm, Nev.: In a six-round heavyweight bout, Travis Kaufman (18-0, 15 KOs), of Reading, Pa., had absolutely no trouble with William Shanahan (7-2, 6 KOs), needing just 1:20 and a knockdown to stop his chubby foe; At welterweight, Said El Harrak (7-0, 3 KOs), of Henderson, Nev., had to work for his win, stopping gutsy, awkward Jesus Vallejo (3-1, 3 KOs), of Spokane, Wash., at 2:59 of the third; featherweight Gary Russel, Jr. (4-0, 1 KO) needed just 28 seconds to dispose of Jason Jones (2-3, 1 KO), of Kansas City, Mo.; lightweight Darryl Hayes (2-0) had to settle for a majority decision over Terrance Jett (4-15-2, 2 KOs), with scores of 38-38 and 39-37 twice; and, in the final bout, female jr. lightweight Lucia Larcinese (2-4) outworked Donatella Hultin (1-1, 1 KO), of Las Vegas, with scores of 39-37 x 3. Stay tuned for a full report and photos tomorrow.



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Green Arrives in Biloxi!

By Craig Watt

Australian two time world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KOs) has touched down in the US in Biloxi, Mississippi in advance of his IBO cruiserweight title fight with Argentinean Julio Cesar Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Gulf Coast Arena on August 15th. Whilst it is winter in his home country of Australia, the temperatures in Biloxi and the Deep South in recent days have provided an acclimatization challenge and Team Green have switched training sessions to the early evening to combat the change in climate compared to Australia. Green’s trainer Angelo Hyder stated, “We always knew the climate change would be a challenge and that is why we have come over for two weeks to get used to the conditions. Judging by the last session we have just completed, Danny is on fire and I don’t anticipate any issues and I know Danny will go out and prove this is one of Australia’s best fighters in history.” (more…)



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Cordoba, Argentina

Photo: Courtesy Arano Box

Photo: Courtesy Arano Box

By Gabriel F. Cordero in Argentina

Rodrigo Barrios 134.9 vs Moisés Castro 134.9
(WBO Latino lightweight championship)
Israel Pérez 134.4 vs Alberto Santillán 134.4
Pablo Zárate 149 vs Daniel Montenegro 149
Marco Antonio Peribán 167.5 vs Daniel Comaschi 167.3
Rogelio Rossi 198.8 vs Julián Pino 200.8
Sergio Galván 135.8 vs Edison García 135.1
Venue: Polideportivo Carlos Cerutti, Cordoba, Argentina
Promoter: Arano Box Promotions & Golden Boy Promotions
TV: HBO



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Brownsville, TX!

Gabriel Rangel 118 vs Alejandro Garcia 118
Maria De Jesus Rodriguez 143 vs 139.5 Nora Rodriguez 139.5
Johnny Ovalle 141 vs Omar Figueroa 142.7
Antonio Gamez 146.5 vs Jose Trevino 147
Olvin Mejia 126.5 vs Hector Jimenez 126
Maria Salinas 103.5 vs Valeria Garza 104
Samuel Guttierez 114.7 vs Pedro Silva 115.7
Venue: Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville, Texas
Promoter: Paul Garcia Promotions



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Atlantic City!

Mike Jones 146 vs Lenin Arroyo 144.5
(For Jones’ NABA welterweight title)
Willis Lockett 161 vs Jerson Ravelo 166.5
Ronald Cruz 140 vs Julias Edmonds 140
Jamaal Davis 155 vs Manuel Guzman 155
Francisco Palacios 133 vs Frankie Trader 132
Ryan Carson 131.5 vs Osnel Charles 133
Josh Mercado 146 vs Terrell Boggs 150
Venue: Bally’s Atlantic City Grand Ballroom, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma responds to Caballero!

By Lee Bates

IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Celestino Caballero (32-2, 22 KOs) has been recently calling out WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (26-0, 23 KOs). In recent weeks Caballero has elevated his attacks on Lopez, saying today that while Wilfredo Benitez, Miguel Cotto and Felix Trinidad “wear their pants,” Lopez “walks around in a skirt.” Juanma responded today at a press conference in Puerto Rico. “Everybody knows that I don´t avoid any challenges,” he stated. “My promoters Top Rank and PR Best Boxing along with my manager Orlando Piñero make the decisions on who I fight. Right now I’m training really hard for my next fight which will be on October 10th in New York. I will say this. If the time comes where Caballero and I do fight, he better come prepared because he won’t make it past the eighth round with me.”



August 7th, 2009

Preview

Houston on Angulo-Rosado

By Graham Houston

When unbeaten fighters lose, the usual reaction is to regard them as having been overrated. 
It wasn’t always this way. Years ago, undefeated records were not considered particularly important — fighters’ records were not even announced during the MC’s introductions. A loss was considered part of the learning process, and not necessarily a serious setback as long as the boxer had fought well . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

UFC

UFC 101 at the scales

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

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Weights & photo by Robert Kravantka

From the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia for tomorrow night’s UFC 101 card:

BJ Penn 155 vs. Kenny Florian 155
Anderson Silva 205 vs. Forrest Griffin 205
Amir Sadollah 166.5 vs. Johnny Hendricks 171
Kendall Grove 185.5 vs. Ricardo Almeida 185
Josh Neer 155.5 vs. Kurt Pellegrino 154.5
Shane Nelson 156 vs. Aaron Riley 154
Tamdan McCrory  170 vs. John Howard 169.5
Thales Leites 185 vs. Alessio Sakara 185.5
Matthew Riddle 170 vs. Dan Cramer 169.5
George Sotiropoulos 155 vs. George Roop 154
Jesse Lennox 171 vs. Danillo Villefort 170.25

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Now it’s Promoter Hatton!

By Robert Coster

Ricky Hatton is very busy nowadays thinking as a promoter rather than a boxer and Ricky is thoroughly taken up with his new endeavor. “I’ve had my share of titles in the ring, but now I want to start producing world champions as a promoter,” says Ricky. One such young man that Hatton sees as a promising addition to his new promotional company is British middleweight champion Matthew Macklin (24-2, 17 KOs), a former sparring partner, who will be challenging for the vacant European title against touted Finn Amir Asikainen at the Manchester Velodrome on September 25th in a Ricky Hatton card. The 27-year-old Macklin declared himself to be delighted at the opportunity of being guided by his famous former sparring partner: “I’m really thankful for the vote of confidence from Ricky. Fighting Amir Asikainen who is ranked 4th by the IBF is a momentous step for my career. It means that I will really be knocking at the door of a title shot.” Concurs promoter, Hatton: “Matthew and I must have sparred hundred of rounds so I know him well. He’s a quality fighter and I am happy to provide him with the possibility of moving towards world title contention, which will be the case if he wins the European title.”



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

4 title fights on “Hook City!”

“Hook City,” headlined by 8-time world champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and former 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), will feature four, exciting title fights.. . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Lenroy heads to “Hook City!”

Leaving his hometown Tampa gym after a sweltering workout with former world champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy and trainer of champions Dan Birmingham, heavyweight Lenroy “TNT” Thomas declared himself fit and ready for his showdown with veteran Gabe Brown at “Hook City” on Saturday, August 15th at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Nonito Donaire speaks

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Top Rank matchmaker Carl Moretti believes former flyweight champion Nonito Donaire has the Manny Pacquiao-like talent of transcending weight divisions. “I think you are going to see the emergence of a fighter that has the ability to win titles in multiple weight classes,” says Moretti. “He moved up from 112 and when you see him in the ring he looks like a big 115-pounder.” Donaire, best known for his knockout win over Vic Darchinyan, vacated his IBF flyweight title to face Rafael Concepcion in a clash WBA interim super flyweight title on August 15. Donaire recently spoke to reporters about Concepcion, Darchinyan, Pacquiao and much more. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Fight Night at the Fair!

Sept. 2nd, Syracuse, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

As the live boxing boom continues in up state New York this summer, what better place to break new ground than at the New York State Fair in Syracuse, New York. The International Boxing Hall of Fame, located nearby Canastota, New York, is teaming with the New York State Fair, as well as Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment Sports Inc. to present “Fight Night At The Fair,” at the fair’s outdoor Grandstand on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. While this will be the first boxing event ever staged at the Mohegan Sun-sponsored Grandstand, the New York Statefairgrounds has showcased the sport no less than 55 times from 1925 to 1970, with every one of those shows taking place in the building known as the Coliseum, which still stands today. Appearing frequently on those cards were the likes of former welter and middleweight world champion Carmen Basilio, top contending brothers Joey and Mike DeJohn, Lee Sala and the “Raging Bull,” former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Announcement

Arboleda passes away

Photo: LMB

Photo: LMB

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Panamanian boxer José “Maco” Arboleda sadly passed away during the early morning hours today after having been injured in a traffic accident that occurred while he was riding as a passenger on a bus in Panama City. Arboleda suffered severe injuries to his liver, head and lungs. Fightnews extends our condolences to his father, brother Jaime, manager Rogelio Espiño, and his relatives and friends.



August 7th, 2009

Feature Story

Camacho, Cardona talking war

Report by David Finger

It may not have qualified as the most intense press conference ever, but when Hector Camacho Jr. (48-3-1, 27 KO’s) and Israel “Pito” Cardona (36-9, 28 KO’s) met last weekend for a press event for local and international media to hype their upcoming August 29th fight in Cleveland, few insiders left expecting anything less than a war . . . Click here for more



August 7th, 2009

UFC

UFC updates

Watch BJ Penn, Kenny Florian and the rest of the UFC 101 participants hit the scales starting at 4pm ET / 1pm PT on UFC.com!    Watch Here >>

UFC® 101: Declaration is live tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT on Pay-Per-View! You can also watch all the action on Yahoo! Sports and UFC.com

Go behind the scenes at UFC® 101 with Beyond The Octagon(tm), Powered by BK®

MMA Live comes to you from Philadelphia starting Friday at 3:30pm ET with coverage of the UFC® 101 weigh-in

Miguel Angel Torres defends his WEC® bantamweight crown against Brian Bowles this Sunday night – don’t miss WEC® Torres vs Bowles live at 9pm ET / 6pm PT on VERSUS! For outside North America, visit WEC.tv



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Kimbrough or Litzau?

Lightweight contender Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough, former NABA and USBA champion, takes on the dangerous-punching Jason Litzau in the PPV-televised “Hook City,” headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy, Aug. 15.

Kimbrough never dreamed of being a professional boxer while growing up the youngest of eight brothers and sisters in Aliquippa, Penn. He wanted to be a football star . . . click here for full bio on Kimbrough

Litzau has been to the top of boxing’s mountain, losing a world title fight last year, and now the flashy kid from St. Paul is working his way back up . . . click here for full bio on Litzau



August 7th, 2009

UFC

Griffin hopes to slay ‘The Spider’

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

If you’ve spent any time with Forrest Griffin [16-5] lately, he does not come off like a man getting ready for the biggest fight of his career. And though many fighters say their upcoming fight is the biggest fight of their career, Griffin’s upcoming fight at UFC 101 against Anderson “The Spider” Silva is the biggest of his short, but storied career  . . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Andy Lee headlines Aug 21

WBA #14 middleweight contender Andy Lee (18-1, 13 KOs) will face Anthony Schuler (21-6) in a ten rounder on August 21 at “The Venue” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana (20 minutes from downtown Chicago). Lee, who is trained by Emanuel Steward, has won three straight, all in Europe, since suffering a shock loss to Brian Vera in March 2008. In the co-feature is middleweight Angel “Toro” Hernandez (29-7, 16 KOs), who in his last outing upset highly regarded James “Buddy” McGirt Jr on national television. An opponent for Hernandez will be named. Also seeing action will be light heavyweight Nick Cook (15-1, 9 KOs) and his brother Jason Cook (3-0, 2 KOs) in separate bouts. Tickets are priced at $30, $40 and $90. Call 800-745-3000. Doors open at 6:30pm and the first bell rings at 7:30pm. Must be 21 or older to attend. The event will be promoted by Bobby Hitz (Hitz Entertainment Inc.) along with Wild Bill’s Boxing.



August 7th, 2009

Interview

Q&A: Rocky Martinez

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

By Lee Bates

Undefeated WBO super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (22-0-1,13 KOs) is what some might call a fans’ fighter. Though Martinez has been knocked down in his career, it’s his responses to the knockdowns that make his fights so exciting. A prime example would be his last fight this past March in which he became WBO super featherweight champion dethroning Nicky Cook. After Martinez was knocked down early by Cook, he became even more aggressive and stopped Cook in round four. Martinez is set to make his first title defense September 12th in his native Puerto Rico against Mexico’s former world title challenger Michael Lozada (31-5-1, 24 KOs) in a 12 round co-main event. Martinez spoke on his title winning effort against Cook, life now as a champion, and being a part of a Puerto Rican-Mexican rivalry bout. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Hill tops Page in rematch!

By Peter Lim at ringside

Heavyweight Eugene Hill avenged the only loss of his career when he outpointed Zack Page via eight-round split decision at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Downtown, Houston. Tipping the scales at 255, Hill, (17-1, 14 KOs), spent the entire night plodding after an elusive and nimble-footed Page, (18-24-2, 6 KOs), who weighed 47 pounds less than Hill. Scores were 77-75 twice for Hill and 77-75 for Page. The event was the promotional debut of former heavyweight contender Lou Savarese. (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Alvarez-Khuzeev presser!

Photo: Raul De La Cruz/Alvarez Team

Photo: Raul De La Cruz/Alvarez Team

With the last press conference held today at the Mission Carlton Hotel in Guadalajara, Mexico, all of the fighters appeared fit and ready for the show on Saturday, August 8 at the Benito Juarez Auditorium. In the main event, 19-year-old and unbeaten prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face Marat “Huziev” Khuzeev in a bout schedule for 12 Rounds with the vacant WBC world youth welterweight at stake. “Canelo” of Guadalajara, Mexico is currently ranked #4 WBC, #5 WBO, #6 WBA, has held the WBO Latin, NABF and WBA FEDECENTRO belts and has record of (27-0-1, 20 KOs). On the other hand Khuzeev of Miass, Russia, had over 300 amateur fights, held 3 regional titles and brings a record of (18-4-1, 7 KOs). (more…)



August 7th, 2009

Scale Watch

Angulo, Rosado weigh in

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Weights by Natasha Chornesky
Photos by Chris Cozzone

From Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino in Primm, Nev., for tomorrow night’s “Border Wars!” card promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and televised on ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights.”

Alfredo Angulo 155 vs. Gabriel Rosado 154
Anthony Dirrell 166 vs. Alfredo Contreras 166.5
Archie Ray Marquez 133 vs. Sergi Ganjelashvili 132
Sharif Bogere 138 vs. Rodolfo Armenta 139
Travis Kauffman 224.5 vs. William Shanhan 245
Said El Harrak 147 vs. Jesus Vallejo 146
Donatella Hultin 128 vs. Lucia Larcinese 129
Gary Russell Jr. 126.5 vs. Jason Jones 127
Darryl Hayes 134 vs. Terrance Jett 134.5

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August 6th, 2009




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