Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

Fujimoto defeats Nasio to win vacant OPBF heavyweight belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Fast-moving and quick-punching Japanese, OPBF#1/WBC#18 Kyotaro Fujimoto (16-1, 8 KOs), 227.25, acquired the vacant OPBF heavyweight belt ...

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Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

Jack and DeGale battle to a draw, retain their WBC and IBF 168lb world titles

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney In a battle for supremacy of the super middleweight division, WBC champion Badou ...

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Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

Davis dethrones Pedraza for IBF 130lb title

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Gervonta Davis delivered a star-making performance in the co-featured fight of the night, ...

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Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

Aleem stops Khytrov in six round war to claim WBC silver belt

By Matt Richardson and Arvin Nundloll at ringside Photos: Emily Harney Middleweight Immanuwel Aleem scored the biggest win his of career with an upset, ...

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Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

Lara KOs Foreman to retain WBA super welterweight world title

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Quillin stops Brinkley

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/StephanieTrapp.com

Unbeaten super middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (24-0, 18 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over over former world challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-6, 22 KOs) to claim the vacant USBO title on Friday night at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Quillin repeatedly connected with clean right hands to the face of Brinkley, prompting referee Joe Cortez to wave it off. Time was 2:34.

Lightweight Lonnie Smith (13-2-2, 9 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over David Rodela (15-4-4, 6 KOs). Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 58-56. Click here for more photos…

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/StephanieTrapp.com Unbeaten super middleweight Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (24-0, 18 KOs) scored an impressive third round TKO over …


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Molina stops Conyers

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale at ringside

In the main event, Carlos Molina followed up his surprising draw with Erislandy Lara back in March with a 7th round stoppage of Allen Conyers at Fight Night at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, NV for ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. Molina (18-4-2, 6KOs) dominated from the opening bell and pummeled Conyers (12-5) throughout their scheduled 10 round Jr. Middleweight affair. Molina went down in the 4th but that was due to more of a slip than a punch and the Mexican dominated the rest of the way. With Conyers wilting, Molina smashed him with a right cross which prompted referee Tony Weeks to rescue Conyers at the 2:09 mark in round seven.

Lightweight Hylon WIlliams Jr. (14-0, 3 KOs) remained undefeated as he thoroughly outboxed Marcos Herrera (6-5-1, 2 KOs) over eight rounds by scores of 79-73, 79-73, 77-75.

Heavyweight Glendy Hernandez (7-0, 3 KOs) won a lfour round unanimous decision over Ken Frank (4-2-1, 2 KOs). The 287lb Frank’s nearly 50lb weight advantage didn’t help as Hernandez won 39-37, 39-37, 40-36.

By Andreas Hale at ringside In the main event, Carlos Molina followed up his surprising draw with Erislandy Lara back …



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Wildcard Comedy Club

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao runs thru a comedy skit about proper food and fitness with Norm Macdonald host of “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” at the Wildcard Boxing Club in Hollywood, California on Friday. The segment will air next Tuesday on Comedy Central. Pacquiao is at the Wildcard preparing for his upcoming WBO welterweight mega fight against “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 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 photos of Pacquiao’s workout…

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao runs thru a comedy skit about proper food and fitness with Norm Macdonald …


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Keb, Hernandez make weight

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

With the presence of the WBC president Jose Sulaiman, former world champion and president of Golden Boy Promotions Oscar de la Hoya and others celebrities of the boxing media, newly crowned WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, officially received his green and gold WBC belt.

After the presentation took place, the official weigh-in for the WBC light flyweight championship fight on tomorrow night’s gala at the Texcoco Coliseum took place with Gilberto Keb weighing in at 108 pounds and Adrian Hernandez scaling in at 106. (more…)

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC With the presence of the WBC president Jose Sulaiman, former world champion and president of Golden Boy …




Boxing Result

Takam halts Oliukun

Carlos Takam (23-1, 19 KOs) stopped Gbenga Oloukun (19-7, 12 KOs) to win the vacant WBO Africa heavyweight title. Takam dropped Oloukun 3 times in round 6 and Oloukun didnt answer the bell for round 7.

Sophie Mathis (23-1, 20 KOs)TKO’d Duda Yankovich (11-2, 5 KOs) in round 3 to win the vacant WBO European welterweight title.

The event took place at the Espace Roger Boisrame, Pontault Combault, Seine-et-Marne, France. Joseph Germain promoted the event with Christel Aujoux matchmaking.

Carlos Takam (23-1, 19 KOs) stopped Gbenga Oloukun (19-7, 12 KOs) to win the vacant WBO Africa heavyweight title. Takam …


Boxing News

Kocecny to defend Euro belt

Photo: SES Boxing

“Finally a big fight in my hometown,” said European champion Lukas Kocecny (46-3, 22) KOs) at today in Usti. On May 27th 2011 the reigning champion of the SES boxing stable will step into the ring in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic and defend his Euro title at super welterweight. It will be his first mandatory title defense since winning the title last year. He is challenged by #1 EBU rated Hussein Hayram (34-3, 19 KOs). Against the Frenchman he will not only jeopardize his belt but also show that he is the real champion and remain on the throne of Europe. (more…)

Photo: SES Boxing “Finally a big fight in my hometown,” said European champion Lukas Kocecny (46-3, 22) KOs) at today …


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Boxing back in Millersville

Chris Middendorf’s United Boxers returns on Saturday, May 21st at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, Maryland, for their second event. Headlining the second show are the Brothers Taylor, Maxell and Emanuel, along Jessie Nicklow in separate bouts. The undercard will feature a trio of Maryland’s finest undefeated prospects including welterweight James Stevenson, cruiserweight Nick Kisner and light heavyweight Dale Robeson-El.

“There is an incredible base of talent here, from the 15 year olds in the tremendous amateur programs to the strong young fighters on this card, to the fighters already making names for themselves nationally; Seth Mitchell, Gary Russell Jr., Alexander Johnson and Alantez Fox” said Middendorf. (more…)

Chris Middendorf’s United Boxers returns on Saturday, May 21st at the Maryland Sportsplex in Millersville, Maryland, for their second event. …


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Weights from Mexico City

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Raúl García 105 vs. Rommel Asenjo 105

(WBO mini flyweight championship)
Ramón García 108 vs. Jesús Geles 108
(WBO minimum weight championship)

Rodrigo Guerrero 126.5 vs. Leopoldo Rocha 127

Venue: Foro Polanco, Cd. de México

Promotor: Zanfer and Top Rank
TV: TV Azteca, Fox Sports
Click here for more photos…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Raúl García 105 vs. Rommel Asenjo 105
 (WBO mini flyweight championship) Ramón García 108 vs. Jesús Geles …



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Orlando Salido belted

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel is in Mexico City to present featherweight champion Olando “Siri” Salido with his WBO belt. Also on hand were WBO execs Rafael López Santos and Luis Pérez, Top Rank’s Sean Gibbons and Zanfer’s Aldo Barba. Salido won the belt with an upset stoppage of Juanma Lopez. Click here for more photos…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer WBO President Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel is in Mexico City to present featherweight champion Olando “Siri” Salido with …


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Juan Manuel Marquez Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A reliable source informed that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is mulling over a $5 million offer for a possible third bout with Manny Pacquiao. “At this moment we have not received anything from Juan Manuel Marquez,” Golden Boy publicist Ramiro Gonzalez told Televisa Deportes. “We have no comment about something we don’t have or know, so we have no news because there is nothing in reality.” Although Marquez’ promotional contract with Golden Boy has expired, Golden Boy retains the right to match offers up to February 2012. Oscar de la Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, is in Mexico City today with WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz, who will receive his WBC belt.

By Gabriel F. Cordero A reliable source informed that three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez is mulling over a $5 …


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Manny Pacquiao Update

The boxing ring. The halls of Congress. The recording studio… And now, the basketball court! See Manny Pacquiao’s hoops skills in a bonus video from this week’s episode of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley. Episode 3 premieres Saturday night at 8pm ET/PT on CBS

Pacquiao’s first U.S. single, a remake of Dan Hill 1977 hit Sometimes When We Touch, sung with Dan Hill, was released on Thursday. It sold out within 12 hours on Amazon.com which promptly reordered more to satisfy worldwide demand. It is also available on iTunes (preview at www.mannysings.com.)

The boxing ring. The halls of Congress. The recording studio… And now, the basketball court! See Manny Pacquiao’s hoops skills …


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Manny Pacquiao on Jimmy Kimmel



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UFC updates

All New Start Time Tomorrow Night For UFC 129 – LIVE at 9pm ET / 6pm PT: Featuring Georges St-Pierre defending the UFC welterweight title against Jake Shields, Jose Aldo and Mark Hominick in the UFC’s first-ever featherweight championship bout, and Hall of Famer Randy Couture taking on former 205-lb. champ Lyoto Machida – 9pm ET / 6pm PT LIVE on Pay-Per-View and UFC.TV

Diaz vs MacDonald, Pierson vs Ellenberger Live On SPIKE & Sportsnet Tomorrow Night: Live prelim action starts at 8pm ET / 5pm PT

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See The Super 7, Followed By The UFC 129 Weigh-In Live Today: All seven UFC champions together on one stage, plus fighters hit the scales – starting approximately 3pm ET / noon PT

Who You Got? Pick St-Pierre or Shields at the Official UFC 129 Site: Weigh-in on who you think will win in Toronto – plus fight card breakdown, video previews and more!

All New Start Time Tomorrow Night For UFC 129 – LIVE at 9pm ET / 6pm PT: Featuring Georges St-Pierre defending …


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Weights from Kissimmee

Photos: mpsportimages.com

Jose Nieves 121.5 vs. Cuauhtemoc Vargas 122
Darley Perez 134 vs. Jose “El Gallo” Reyes 136
Enrique Rios 122 vs. Alfredo Garcia 119
Philip Penson 174 vs. Jose Laguer 176
Hairon Socarras 125 vs. Kenneth Calvente 125
Aaron Chavez 130 vs. Cesar Cisnero 132
Michael Mendez 147 vs. Juan Aguirre 150
Larry Yanez 137 vs. Jose Rivera 136
Sean Bennet 233 vs. Jayce Monroe 243
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center, Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr./All Star Boxing
TV: Telemundo 11:35PM ET/PT
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Photos: mpsportimages.com Jose Nieves 121.5 vs. Cuauhtemoc Vargas 122 Darley Perez 134 vs. Jose “El Gallo” Reyes 136 Enrique Rios …


Boxing News

Felix Sturm: training camp update

Photo and story by: Wolfgang Schiffbauer

WBA Super World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm has a tough task ahead of him. On June 25, he will face dangerous power puncher Matthew Macklin from Ireland at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany in his tenth title defense. “Macklin is the European champion and ranked third by the WBA. He is dangerous and a great challenge,” Sturm acknowledged. “But I will be ready for him and won’t leave any doubts in the ring.” more + photos

Photo and story by: Wolfgang Schiffbauer WBA Super World Middleweight Champion Felix Sturm has a tough task ahead of him. …


Boxing News

Oquendo OUT of Prizefighter

Due to the death of 47-year-old Wendall Granville, long time friend and partner in his non-profit charity: Fres Oquendo Boxing Academy, Fres Oquendo has decided to remove himself from the May 7 Prizefighter: International Heavyweights tournament. Oquendo, who was considered by many as a strong favorite to win the competition, just received the news about his friend’s passing. “My first phone call was to WBA heavyweight champion David Haye to inform him of the news, He was extremely supportive and said the decision was up to Fres,” said Oquendo’s manager Tom Tsatas, Oquendo also has the full support and understanding of his promoters John Wirt of Square Ring Promotions and Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing.

“The sudden loss of a friend is devastating and I am in deep shock, Wendell helped get me off the streets when I was a knucklehead and stuck with me through all the malaise of boxing for nearly 20 years all the way to helping me make the FOBA come to fruition. I feel I should to be here with his family and partake in any arrangements the family will make this upcoming week. I’d thank my friend David Haye and my team for their support,” stated Oquendo.

Due to the death of 47-year-old Wendall Granville, long time friend and partner in his non-profit charity: Fres Oquendo Boxing …



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John Ruiz Update

No comebacks are being planned by two-time WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz. “The Quietman” says he’s enjoying retirement by spending time with his family in Las Vegas, but he is also planning to stay involved in boxing with the opening of his boxing gym in the Boston area, as well as starting a consulting agency, “Quietman Sports,” along with his longtime attorney and advisor, Boston Attorney Anthony M. Cardinale. (more…)

No comebacks are being planned by two-time WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz. “The Quietman” says he’s enjoying retirement by spending …


Boxing News

Coleman lashes out

IBF #5-rated contender Tim “Pitbull” Coleman (18-1-1, 5 KOs) was in a foul mood at the weigh-in for tomorrow night’s ESPN2 Friday Night Fights broadcast from the deck of the Boulevard Pool at ultra-luxurious The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Coleman will face Sonora, Mexico’s Sergio Rivera (16-6-2, 10 KOs) in an eight-round bout on the undercard of the Carlos Molina vs. Allen Conyers main event. (more…)

IBF #5-rated contender Tim “Pitbull” Coleman (18-1-1, 5 KOs) was in a foul mood at the weigh-in for tomorrow night’s …


Boxing News

Abraham stays in Germany

Hall-of-Fame Promoter Wilfried Sauerland has postponed King Arthur Abraham’s departure to the USA since Dan Goossen and the Californian Boxing Commission have failed to take action in the row over the officials. In the Super Six World Boxing Classic semi-finals, Arthur Abraham was scheduled to take on WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Andre Ward at the Home Depot Center in Carson on May 14. As stated previously, Sauerland will not let Abraham travel to the USA before the Californian Commission honours the existing agreement over neutral officials. “Contrary to what Dan Goossen said and contrary to what has been agreed upon by all parties, the Californian Commission still insists on appointing a Californian referee and a Californian judge,” Sauerland said. “It is a shame that the completion of a high-profile global sporting event such as the Super Six tournament is being jeopardized by a promoter and his ridiculous attempts to protect his fighter. Goossen is using exactly the same tactics he did before the Kessler-Ward fight. He is playing dumb and he pretends to be in the dark about the Commission’s nominations. We have protested their decision to appoint a Californian referee because the contracts, which have been signed by Goossen and Ward, clearly state that he should be neither from the USA nor Europe. Most certainly the third man in the ring should not be one of Goossen´s neighbours from California!”

Sauerland underlined that unless the Californian Commission honours the existing agreement, Arthur Abraham will not leave Germany. “This issue needs to be sorted, that’s the bottom line. It’s ridiculous. We are not sure why Goossen and his friends are playing these tricks on us. Ward is the favourite and he is fighting at home. But maybe it has occurred to them that Arthur has the power to knock Ward out with one single punch. Maybe Goossen has realised that this time he can only protect Ward by blocking this fight to get a free trip to the final.”

Hall-of-Fame Promoter Wilfried Sauerland has postponed King Arthur Abraham’s departure to the USA since Dan Goossen and the Californian Boxing …


Boxing Result

Full Report: Gomez-Davis

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Highly regarded unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gomez (9-0, 7 KO’s) annihilated Jason Davis at 25 seconds of the first round of a scheduled six round bout. Despite having a nine pound weight advantage, Davis (11-9-1, 3 KO’s) was dropped with a right hand to the head. Davis struggled to get up as referee Raul Caiz, Sr. counted Davis out. For full details and more photos click here…

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Highly regarded unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gomez (9-0, 7 KO’s) annihilated …


Boxing Result

Smith TKOs Moncrieffe

By Robert Coster

The grand finale of the Wray & Nephew Contender Series in Jamaica played out to a packed audience at the Constant Spring Football Field in Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday night with Ricardo Smith (4-0, 1 KO) winning the national Jamaican middleweight title with an eighth round TKO over Devon Moncrieffe (4-1, 3 KOs). The smooth boxing Smith let the supposedly harder punching Moncrieffe wear himself out, deftly avoiding the wild rushes of his opponent. Smith then went on the offense in the later rounds, pounding Moncrieffe all over the ring and finally forcing the stoppage of the bout. The boxing reality show, broadcast by local TV, captured the interest of the Jamaican public for over 15 weeks. The winner Smith took home a prize of one million Jamaican dollars (about $11,500 US) along with his Jamaican title belt.

By Robert Coster The grand finale of the Wray & Nephew Contender Series in Jamaica played out to a packed …


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Watch UFC 129 weigh-in LIVE!

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For more info on UFC 129 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com


Feature Story

Andre Ward Speaks

Photos: Laura De la Torre/Goossen Tutor Promotions

Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinalists and WBA 168-pound champion Andre Ward hosted a media day and workout with his trainer Virgil Hunter and promoter Dan Goossen on Thursday in Ward’s hometown of Oakland as he gets ready for his Semifinals showdown against Arthur Abraham on Saturday, May 14 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME®. (more…)

Photos: Laura De la Torre/Goossen Tutor Promotions Super Six World Boxing Classic Semifinalists and WBA 168-pound champion Andre Ward hosted …


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Pacquiao on Kimmel Live Show

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

A screen grab off a television in the green room of superstar Manny Pacquiao with Jimmy Kimmel during his appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show from Hollywood, California Thursday night. Pacquiao prepares for his upcoming world welterweight mega fight against “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Saturday, May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. 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…

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank A screen grab off a television in the green room of superstar Manny Pacquiao with Jimmy …


UFC

Media, stars speak out on UFC 129

How will the main event of the largest UFC® card in history play out? That is the question many fans across the world are pondering at this very moment. In anticipation of the historic welterweight title bout between champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Jake Shields on Saturday, April 30 from Rogers Centre in Toronto, some of the world’s most recognizable figures gathered to offer their opinions on the outcome of the UFC 129 championship clash. (more…)

How will the main event of the largest UFC® card in history play out? That is the question many fans …


Boxing Result

Gomez annihilates Davis

By Francisco Salazar at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Highly regarded unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gomez (9-0, 7 KO’s) annihilated Jason Davis at 25 seconds of the first round of a scheduled six round bout. Despite having a nine pound weight advantage, Davis (11-9-1, 3 KO’s) was dropped with a right hand to the head. Davis struggled to get up as referee Raul Caiz, Sr. counted Davis out.

Junior lightweight Ramon Valadez won a six round unanimous decision over Rafael Lora. Valadez (8-1, 4 KO’s) countered effectively with left hands to the head as Lora came in. Lora (11-5, 5 KO’s) did have his moments, but Valadez was the more effective fighter throughout the fight. All three judges scored the fight in favor of Valadez. Scores were 60-54, 60-54, and 59-55. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda Highly regarded unbeaten jr welterweight Frankie Gomez (9-0, 7 KO’s) annihilated …


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Weights from Ontario, CA

Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Mauricio Herrera 142 vs Cristian Favela 142.5
Abraham Lopez 126 vs Aaron Garcia 127
Alberto Herrera 145.5 vs Aron Martinez 146.5
Jonathan Arrellano 118 vs Shawn Nichol 117.5
Jhon Ortega 140.5 vs Hector Garza 141
Venue: Doubletree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing
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Photos: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing Mauricio Herrera 142 vs Cristian Favela 142.5 Abraham Lopez 126 vs Aaron Garcia 127 Alberto Herrera …


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Weights from Reno

Peter Quillin 165 vs. Jesse Brinkley 166.6
Lonnie Smith 130.8 vs. David Rodela 130.8
Trevor McCumby 180.4 vs. Ritchie Cherry 178.4
Jose Elizondo 155.4 vs. Rodrigo Espinoza 154
Andrew Rempp 126.4 vs. Jose Sandoval 124.6
Venue: Reno Events Center, Reno, Nevada
Promoter: Golden Boy/Lets Get It On
TV; Telefutura

Peter Quillin 165 vs. Jesse Brinkley 166.6 Lonnie Smith 130.8 vs. David Rodela 130.8 Trevor McCumby 180.4 vs. Ritchie Cherry …


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Heavyweight legend in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Earnie Shavers, the man regarded as one of the hardest hitters in boxing history was a guest today at the weigh-in held at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Muhammad Ali once said of Shavers, “Earnie hit me so hard, he shook my kinfolk back in Africa!”

Earnie Shavers, the man regarded as one of the hardest hitters in boxing history was a guest today at the …


UFC

UFC open workouts

Photo by Al Bello/Zuffa LLC

Photo: Georges St-Pierre looks on as Yves Jabouin trains in the backround during an open workout prior to UFC 129 on April 28, 2011 at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto, Ontario

For more info on UFC 129 or on the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

Photo: Georges St-Pierre looks on as Yves Jabouin trains in the backround during an open workout prior to UFC 129 on …


Boxing News

Pacquiao-Mosley Update

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley won’t be the only big names on SHOWTIME PPV’s huge May 7 telecast. SHOWTIME Sports® held a media conference call on Thursday to announce the superstar talent behind the mic.

James Brown, the host of the popular weekly series Inside The NFL on SHOWTIME and THE NFL TODAY on CBS, will quarterback the May 7 SHOWTIME PPV four-fight telecast. The last boxing event he worked was between Shane Mosley and Fernando Vargas in 2006. An enthusiastic mainstay on CBS and SHOWTIME, Gus Johnson will call all the action from ringside. Al Bernstein, a well-respected boxing historian who has called more than 2,500 fights during his 30 years behind the ringside microphone, will provide the fight analysis alongside Antonio Tarver, a former undisputed light heavyweight world champion who has taken to his television role as “third man in the booth.” The Emmy® Award-winning Jim Gray will serve as the back-stage, ringside and in-ring reporter for the event. (more…)

Boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and “Sugar” Shane Mosley won’t be the only big names on SHOWTIME PPV’s huge May 7 …


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At the scales in Las Vegas

Weights and photos by Chris Cozzone

For tomorrow night’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” card at the Cosmopolitan, promoted by Warriors Boxing:

Carlos Molina 152.5 vs. Allen Conyers 150*
* Molina is 1.5 lbs. heavy; has two hours to lose.
Hylon Williams Jr. 134 vs. Marcos Herrera 135
Tim Coleman 142.5 vs. Sergio Rivera 144
Ranches Barthelemy 132.5 vs. Rynell Griffin 135.5
Evgeny Gradovich 125 vs. Aalan Martinez 126
Glendy Hernandez 238.5 vs. Ken Frank 287
Yuieski Gonzalez 188 vs. Carlos Reyes 196*
* Reyes 1 pound heavy; has two hours to lose.

Note: An eight-round light-heavyweight bout was scratched when undefeated Russian Sergey Kovalev did not get one of his required meds in on time.

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Weights and photos by Chris Cozzone For tomorrow night’s ESPN2 “Friday Night Fights” card at the Cosmopolitan, promoted by Warriors …


Boxing News

For the KO: Keb Baas, Hernandez

By Paulina Brindis/WBC
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

In the last press conference today in Mexico City the charismatic light flyweight WBC world champion Gilberto Keb Baas said that the crown will stay in Merida Yucatan Mexico, promising that this will be an explosive encounter against Adrian Hernandez. By understanding the words of the champion and sure of himself, Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez proclaimed himself the new world champion, with the seriousness that characterizes the boxer, and said to the media he is not going to let go the opportunity to realize his dream. This is how this coming April 30 in the celebrations of the “Feria del Caballo” in Texcoco Mexico, the Don King Coliseum will witness a battle that promises centering the heart of the fans. Click here for more photos…

By Paulina Brindis/WBC Photos: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC In the last press conference today in Mexico City the charismatic light flyweight WBC …


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Weights from France

Photos: Pierre Girod

Carlos Takam 242 vs. Gbenga Oloukun 237.6
Sophie Mathis 145.2 vs. Duda Yankovich 140.8
Venue: Espace Roger Boisrame, Pontault Combault, Seine-et-Marne, France
Promoter: Joseph Germain
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Photos: Pierre Girod Carlos Takam 242 vs. Gbenga Oloukun 237.6 Sophie Mathis 145.2 vs. Duda Yankovich 140.8 Venue: Espace Roger …


Boxing News

Prizefighter Draw

Welsh legend Joe Calzaghe performed the draw for Prizefighter International Heavyweights as eight men with over 160 knockouts between them fight to become the first ever International Prizefighter Champion on May 7 at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Quarter-final matchups
Mike Perez vs Fres Oquendo
Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson vs Gregory Tony
Michael Sprott vs Tye Fields
Juan Carlos Gomez vs Konstantin Airich

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