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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

By Jerry Glick Photos: Rich Kane - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy On December 6th, Canadian puncher David Lemieux will defend his NABF middleweight belt against Philadelphian, ...

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The second business day of the 27th annual WBO Convention at Caesars Palace Las Vegas kicked ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

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Lemieux set to defend NABF belt against Rosado

Lemieux set to defend NABF

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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Two Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day

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Feature Story

Edwin Valero Update

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

Venezuelan superstar Edwin Valero carried out a public training session at the Boxing Zone Gym in Caracas and announced that he’s training hard to make a good showing in December when defending his WBC lightweight world crown for the first time. With his wife, children and his mother on hand, Valero hit the heavy bag and speed bag, jumped rope and shadow boxed. He has denied reports made by Venezuelan media that he was involved in a domestic dispute with his mother and sister. (more…)



October 1st, 2009



Boxing News

Berman announces Oct 31 bill

By Ron Jackson

Promoter Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions has announced that Mlungisi Dlamini the current WBF lightweight champion and Zolani Marali will meet for the vacant IBO lightweight belt at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on October 31. Marali (23-3, 13 KOs) who lost his IBO junior lightweight belt to Ji Hoon Kim in an upset on September 12 will be hoping to get his career back on rack against the unbeaten Dlamini (21-0-1, 13 KOs). (more…)



October 1st, 2009


Preview

Guerrero vies for regional title!

Preview by Gary “Digital” Williams

The Prize Fight Boxing Promotions “Title Time” event is coming together for Saturday, October 10th at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury, MD.

The card features undefeated hometown middleweight prospect Fernando Guerrero as he tries for his first regional title. Guerrero (15-0, 13 KOs) will challenge Ossie Duran (23-7-2, 9 KOs) of Paterson, NJ for the vacant NABO middleweight title. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Ghost still with Golden Boy?

Athough the California Superior Court vacated a December 15, 2008 arbitration award in the proceeding (the “Arbitration”) commenced last year by Robert Guerrero against Goossen Tutor Promotions, Team Guerrero maintains that since the commencement of the arbitration, the five-year promotional agreement between Guerrero and GTP has expired by its own terms. In December, Guerrero entered into a promotional agreement with Golden Boy Promotions and according to Team Guerrero, the vacatur of the arbitration award by the Superior Court has no effect on the validity of the Guerrero-Golden Boy promotional agreement. Stay tuned…



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

More on Diaz-Malignaggi

Following statements from promoter Lou DiBella and his fighter Paulie Malignaggi regarding the decision of former lightweight world champion Juan Diaz to forego a rematch with Malignaggi this December, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer responded to their statements. “Let the facts be facts. Juan Diaz won the first fight. The only controversy was the wide margin on one of the judges score cards, so there is no reason for Juan Diaz to take short money to fight Paulie Malignaggi again. If Paulie wants to take short money and make it worth Juan’s while to come to New York and beat him again, then let us know and we are ready.” (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Tua-Cameron Presser

Photo: Dave Cameron

Photo: Dave Cameron

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

World heavyweight contender Shane Cameron stated he is very confident he will defeat former world heavyweight challenger on Saurday in Hamilton, New Zealand. Tua also said he is equally confident of victory in what is regarded as the biggest boxing event in New Zealand boxing history. Hall of Fame fight broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan, who will call the fight globally, said he was excited and looking forward to the showdown. Cameron’s manager Ken Reinsfield and Sampson Lewkowitz also expressed confidence in victory for their charge. Tua’s promoter Cedric Kushner and trainer Roger Bloodworth were also full of confidence for a Tuaman victory. Promoter is Duco Events. Click for more photos…



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing PR presser

Photo: Jose Perez/ PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: Jose Perez/ PR Best Boxing Promotions

By Lee Bates

The press conference for the upcoming October 24th edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series was held today in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. In attendance were PR Best Boxing President Ivan Rivera,Ricardo Figueroa (representing Lou DiBella), former world welterweight champions Kermit “Killer” Cintron and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana (26-2, 20 KOs). Also in attendance was Puerto Rican natives and unbeaten prospects José “Chelo” González (7-0, 4 KOs) of PR Best Boxing and Joel “Joelo” Torres (11-0-1, 7 KOs) of DiBella Entertainment who will both fight in seperate bouts on the card. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Dirrell heats up

FROCH: I’LL FINISH DIRRELL BY THE 8TH

By Robert Hough

WBC Super Middleweight Champion Carl Froch (25-0, 20 KOs) said Wednesday that he’d finish Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) by the 8th round of their fight on October 17. Dirrell, who joined the English fighter in a teleconference, laughed and told Froch it won’t happen, “unless you can hit the air so hard that the wind knocks me down.” The match, part of the first round of Showtime’s Super Six World Boxing Classic, will be shown live from Nottingham, England, as part of a doubleheader with taped, same-day coverage of Jermain Taylor’s fight with Arthur Abraham, to be held in Berlin, Germany. Dirrell, who is training in Big Bear, Calif., said early and often that Froch has never faced someone with his speed and skill—and that the Englishman can’t handle it. Froch, who played up his experience and battles with Jean Pascal and Taylor, said talking’s easy. “We’re going to find out if Andre Dirrell has the heart to match his mouth,”



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Vitali outhustles Floyd

Who would have thought that a six-foot-seven, 252 pound heavyweight champ would outwork and be more aggressive than boxing’s pound-for-pound king? That’s what happened on Saturday night at STAPLES Center, when WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko threw more punches in 10 rounds in his dominating title defense over Cris Arreola than pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr. threw in 12 rounds in his defeat of Juan Manuel Marquez on Sept. 19. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Nashiro-Cazares: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-fly champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1-1, 8 KOs), 115, Japan, kept his belt as he battled a grueling fight en route to a split draw with ex-WBO 108-pound ruler Hugo Cazares (30-6-2, 22 KOs), 114, from Mexico, over hard-fought twelve rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. The official tallies read: Wontak Yoon (Korea) 116-112 for Nashiro, Albert Wilenski (US) 112-116 for Cazares and Philippe Verbeke (Belgium) 114-114. The referee was Hubert Earle (Canada) who handled the non-stop scrappy contest very well. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Announcement

Harold Moore passes

Harold Moore, former professional middleweight from Philadelphia, who also served as matchmaker for Peltz Boxing Promotions, Inc., in the 1980s and 1990s, passed away today after a long illness. Mr. Moore was 77. As a pro, Moore compiled a modest 3-5-2 record, but was better known as a top-notch matchmaker. Mr. Moore stayed in shape his entire life, working out at the gyms through the 1970s. In addition to working with Peltz, Moore also worked closely with Ron Katz in the 1980s when Katz was East Coast matchmaker for Top Rank. He also worked with several promoters in the Baltimore-area in the 1990s.



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Oliver-Wilson Oct 31

By Lee Bates

Former super bantamweight world ranked contender Mike Oliver (22-2, 7 KOs) makes a quick return to the ring October 31st against Andre Wilson (11-3-1, 9 KOs) at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. Oliver is coming off of a victory September 11th and looks to get back into title contention with a win over Wilson. Wilson will look to upset Oliver in his back yard. A feat he has done before. In 2008 Wilson shocked prospect Francisco Rodriguez in his resident city of Chicago, Illinois by way of 2nd round TKO. The bout was televised on the now defunct weekly Telefutura fight series.



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Guerrero back with Goossen?

Court vacates CSAC arbitration ruling

In a ruling yesterday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O’Brien, on behalf of Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis vacated an arbitration decision by a California State Athletic Commmission arbitrator that voided boxer Robert Guerrero’s promotional agreement with Goossen Tutor Promotions, finding “The award was procured by corruption, fraud or other undue means.” California Code of Civil Procedure § 1286.2(a)(1). Goossen’s counsel, Nomi Castle, of Castle and Associates in Century City, CA, stated “As a practical matter, Goossen Tutor Promotions is still the promoter of Mr. Guerrero and I’ll leave it to my client to discuss his future promotional plans.”



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Hurtado-Pitalua on Oct 16

On October 16, the popular Boxeo TELEMUNDO series returns to the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Miami, FL with the event being billed “The Homecoming III.” In the main event former WBA world and current WBO Latin welterweight champion Diosbelys “Black Money” Hurtado faces WBC Latin jr. welter champion Antonio Pitalua in a bout schedule for 12 rounds with Hurtado’s title at stake. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Nashiro keeps WBA 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

WBA super-fly champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1-1, 8 KOs), 115, kept his belt as he battled a grueling fight en route to a split draw (116-112, 112-116 and 114-114) with ex-WBO 108-pound ruler Hugo Cazares (30-6-2, 22 KOs), 114, over hard-fought twelve rounds on Wednesday in Osaka, Japan. It was a see-saw affair in the first eight sessions, but Nashiro went forward and scored with solid straight rights to the fading Mexican down the stretch. The audience believed in Nashiro’s victory, but the officials might have evaluated Cazares’ better volumes of punches, if not accurate, in earlier rounds. The last round saw Nashiro explode a very strong right to the face to have Cazares staggering to the ropes. (More to come)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC honors Mildenberger

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Heavyweight favorite Karl Mildenberger was honored by the WBC in his hometown of Kaiserslautern, Germany on Sunday. A long time before Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko thought about filling sports stadiums in Germany, Mildenberger fought the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, in front of 40,000 people in Frankfurt’s soccer stadium in 1966. As well as Ali, Karl also shared the ring with famous heavyweight names such as Oscar Bonavena, Henry Cooper, Zora Folley and Billy Walker. Karl “The Great,” pictured here with his friend Roman Kolaczek, won the European heavyweight championship in 1965, a year before he gave Ali the toughest fight of his career up to that point. He was delighted to accept the WBC mini belt on Sunday. “It’s amazing that people like Mr. Sulaiman and the WBC haven’t forgotten champions like me,” he said. “I’m very honoured to receive this belt today. Mr. Sulaiman is a man with a big heart and I send him my warmest regards. This is another fabulous day in my life”



September 30th, 2009

Announcement

The Everlast 1910 Fight Glove

Equal parts power and protection!

1910-pairThe Everlast 1910 fight glove has been the cornerstone of the Everlast brand for the last 99 years and serves as the perfect balance for the fighter looking for equal parts power and protection. The latest design features C3 Foam in the fist for added cushioning as well as a re-enforced wrist design for increased stabilization. For additional content, product and purchasing information on the new Everlast 1910 glove visit http://www.everlast.com/choose/1910fg.asp



September 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Collazo stages ring return

Story by Mariano A. Agmi

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009, Fightnews caught-up with Luis Collazo’s trainer and manager, Nirmal Lorick, to find out when the former WBA welterweight champion was returning to the ring.

“We have a purse bid set for the Berto rematch on Wednesday,” stated Lorick . . . Click here for more



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Vazquez looks sharp in workout

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Two-Time Junior Featherweight World Champion Israel Vazquez will take on perennial contender Angel Priolo in a ten round featherweight fight on October 10 at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. “I’m coming back because I love the sport,” said Vazquez Tuesday during a press workout. “I feel really good physically and mentally. The best way I can prove to the media and my fans that I’ve recovered from my injury, is to go out and win on October 10th and that’s what I intend to do. I’m in great shape, I’ve trained really hard and I’m confident that I will beat Priolo. I’ve practiced a lot more defense and movement using angles and I’m ready for the 10th.”

Trainer Rudy Perez added, “He’s really hungry and confident for this fight and that makes his whole team confident in him. I’ve been with him for five weeks and we are ready to fight. We have been working on his defense and you will see the new Vazquez on October 10th.” For more photos click here…



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Chemito, Cordoba workout

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.

Photo: Premium Boxing Promotions Inc.

More than twenty-five members of the Panamanian sports media attended the America Boxing Academy to watch a training session of twenty fighters scheduled to participate in the “Orgullo Nacional” card, on October 9th at the Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama. WBA bantamweight champion, Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno sparred 3 rounds against teammate Irving Berry. Moreno will face veteran Colombian Jorge Otero in a non title fight on the main event. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Howard Beach, NY

Devin Vargas 223.25 vs Terrell Nelson 246
Roberto Benitez 121 vs Angel Paneto 119.25
Marcus Bianconi 158.5 vs Lamar Harris 161
Gabriel Bracero 146 vs Ashanti Hendrickson 149.25
Jonathon Cuba 138 vs Melchor Guillen 140
Eusebio Flores 152 vs Kamel Al-Olabi 156.25
Venue: Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach, NY
Promoter: Star Boxing



September 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Perales defeats Miranda

By John Cannon

Brownsville native Sergio Perales was determined that he was going to fight and was not about to let anything get in the way of that; even if it was a weight issue. Perales was scheduled to defend his Texas State Bantamweight title against Columbia’s Pedro Rincon-Miranda (34-16, 27 KO’s) in the main event of the Oscar Diaz fight night benefit event held at Randy’s Ballroom last Saturday night. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

‘Digital’ in DC Boxing Hall

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Fightnews.com Feature Writer Gary “Digital” Williams will be inducted into the District of Columbia Boxing Hall of Fame on November 20th. Williams has covered the boxing scene in DC, Maryland and Virginia for 23 years, including the last 10 years with Fightnews. Williams is being honored for his contributions to the Beltway Boxing scene. Among the boxers joining Williams in the 2009 Induction Class will be former middleweight contender Andrew Council and former six-time women’s world champion “Raging Beauty” Isra Girgrah Wynn.



September 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz-Malignaggi implodes

A rematch between Juan Diaz and Paulie Malignaggi has fallen apart. Over the course of the past two weeks Malignaggi’s promoter, Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment, and Diaz’s promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions, began hammering out the details of Malignaggi vs. Diaz 2, with both sides agreeing that everything would be split and distributed evenly, from the fighter’s purses to the percentage of profits off the event that both companies would keep. The two sides had begun reaching out to venues in Chicago due to its neutral location between Malignaggi’s hometown of Brooklyn, New York, and Diaz’s hometown of Houston, Texas (where the first fight took place). Even HBO was onboard, agreeing to pay a hefty license fee for the rights to air the bout on December 12. However Diaz and manager Willie Savannah rejected the offer Schaefer had struck on his behalf. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Budler retains IBO Africa title

By Ron Jackson

Hekkie Budler scored a hard-earned 12 round unanimous points decision over Doctor Ntsele to retain his IBO Africa junior flyweight title at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Tuesday night. Judges Isaac Tshabalala and Ace Makalauza scored it 119-110 and 117-114 whilst judge Lulama Mtya had it 117-112. However, the judge’s scorecards were not a true reflection of the fast paced fight in which Ntsele possibly won at least four or five rounds. (more…)



September 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Pavlik-Williams official!

Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Ed Mulholland/Fightwireimages.com

Although many boxing fans will be focused on the upcoming showdown between Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao, there is another fight that is shaping up to possibly nab the “Fight of the Year” honors.

On December 5th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City Kelly Pavlik will return to the ring after a year layoff to put his middleweight title on the line against the man who is considered the most feared fighter in boxing today – Paul Williams. Originally scheduled for October 8th, Pavlik vs Williams had to be postponed after a nagging staph infection on Pavlik’s left hand became a concern. But now the stars are aligned and boxing fans will get an early Christmas gift when these two clash in Atlantic City . . . click here for more



September 29th, 2009

UFC

Kimbo Slice talks!

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This week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter features the biggest showdown in the ten seasons of the show. Former IFL champion Roy “Big Country” Nelson will square off against YouTube sensation Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson . . . Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Announcement

‘Mean Gene’ Hill back in action!

Sensational heavyweight prospect Eugene “Mean Gene” Hill will return to the ring in Houston, Texas as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions presents “High Stakes”, an action packed evening of world class professional boxing on Saturday, October 10th at the Arena Theatre. . . Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Presser gallery: Camacho-Campas

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All the shots from the Hector Camacho, Jr. vs. Yory Boy Campas press conference: Click here for more



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Green-Simms confirmed

Allan Green, coming off a dominating performance over Carlos De Leon, Jr., will face unbeaten “Marvelous” Tarvis Simms in a 10-round super middleweight affair this Friday, Oct. 2, LIVE on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from the First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla. Simms was a late replacement for the inured Victor Oganov, who was forced out less then two weeks before the fight. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Juanma confident of KO

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

Photo: José Pérez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

By Lee Bates

A ripped WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez (26-0, 24 KOs) pictured is seriously fit and ready for his upcoming challenge against Roger Mtagwa October 10th. The bout is being promoted by Top Rank and is titled Island Warriors — Latin Fury 12 and will take place at the famed Madison Square Garden. The Puerto Rico native Lopez, who is promoted by Top Rank & PR Best Boxing (Ivan&Peter Rivera) is already near the 122 pound title fight weight limit with less than two weeks to go before fight night. Mtagwa who is a Philadelphia resident is known for being tough and very durable, but Lopez is still confident he can get the KO stoppage. (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Cintron-Quintana foes named

By Lee Bates

The opponents for former welterweight world champions Kermit “Killer” Cintron (31-2-1, 27 KOs) and Carlos “El Indio” Quintana (26-2, 20 KOs) have been officially been named for the October 24th edition of DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series. Site of the event will be the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. PR Best Boxing Promotions (Ivan & Peter Rivera) and DiBella Entertainment will promote. Cintron will take on Juliano Ramos (15-2, 12 KOs) of Brazil in a 10 round main event. Quintana will take on former world title challenger and fellow Puerto Rican Jesse Feliciano (15-7-3, 9 KOs). (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Nashiro faces Cazares tomorrow

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By Joe Koizumi

WBA super flyweight champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1, 8 KOs), Japan, will risk his belt against official challenger and ex-WBO 108-pound ruler Hugo Cazares (30-6-1, 22 KOs), from Mexico, tomorrow (Wednesday) in Osaka, Japan. There was a weigh-in ceremony, where Nashiro, 27, scaled in at the 115-pound class limit, while Cazares, 31, a pound lighter at 114. The WBA officials are as follows: referee Hubert Earle (Canada); judges Albert Wilenski (US), Philippe Verbeke (Belgium) and Wontak Yoon (Korea); supervisor Alan Kim (Korea). (more…)



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Pavlik-Williams presser

Photo: Ed Mulholland/FightWireImages.com

Photo: Ed Mulholland/FightWireImages.com

World middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik and Paul Williams pose with New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs during the press conference announcing their December 5, 2009 world middleweight championship fight. The two will meet at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.



September 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Laguna suffers heart attack

By Robert Coster

Former two-time lightweight champion and Hall of Fame legend Ismael Laguna, 66, is in a critical state in a Panama city hospital after suffering a heart attack on Sunday. Laguna, “the Tiger from Colon”, is considered one of the greatest Latin boxers of all time and is vividly remembered for his trilogy (1-2) with Carlos Ortiz. Panama boxing fans are closely following the development of Ismael Laguna’ s state and Fightnews calls on all to pray for the great champion’s health in this dramatic moment.



September 29th, 2009




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