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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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

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

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

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

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

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

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

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Announcement

Garcia to train Rodriguez

With undefeated heavyweight David Rodriguez making new changes in his camp by signing with Zeferino Entertainment and naming his father, David Rodriguez Sr. his manager, Rodriguez has turned to the expertise of his promoter Zef Ramirez for help in finding the perfect trainer. As Mr. Ramirez is close with Rafael Garcia and respects Mr. Garcia’s knowledge in these matters, it presented the perfect opportunity for Rodriguez to be trained at the next level of competition.

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February 8th, 2011



UFC

UFC 129 Presser streaming now

LIVE UFC 129 Press Conference from the Rogers Centre in Toronto with Dana White, GSP, Shields, Aldo and more is streaming now. Click here.



February 8th, 2011

Preview

“Save us, Joe Louis!”

Book Review of "Joe Louis: Hard Times"

Book review by Chris Cozzone

“Save me, Joe Louis! Save me, Joe Louis!”

As urban legend has it, those were the last words of a black death row prisoner, back in the ‘30s, as he breathed in fatal fumes in the gas chamber.

Not to make light of a dying man’s words (they weren’t true, anyway), the quote came to mind when I saw there was yet another book on the market on the long-running heavyweight champion . . . Click here for more



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Ouma-Rodriguez April 22 FNF

Former world champion and Southern California based Ugandian Kassim “The Dream” Ouma (27-7-1, 17 KOs) will face former world title challenger and Connecticut-based Delvin Rodriguez (25-5-2, 14 KOs) on April 22nd. The scheduled for 10 round main event bout will take place at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. The contracted weight for the fight will be 154 pounds. ESPN Friday Night Fight series will televise. Ouma will be fighting Rodriguez essentially in his backyard which will be nothing new for Ouma. In his last fight this past September 25th he upset former “Contender” reality television show participant Joey Gilbert to win the vacant NABA middleweight title in Gilbert’s native Reno, Nevada. Prior to the Gilbert fight, Ouma relocated to get away from any out of the ring distractions. He now trains in the isolated surroundings in the Riverside city area of California at the Capital Punishment Boxing Club. Ouma has remained in excellent condition since the Gilbert fight as his managers Ruben Castanon and Charlie Perez have kept him extremely mentally focused awaiting his next opportunity which will now come against Rodriguez.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

“Canelo” Alvarez Update

Photos and report by Gabriel F. Cordero

Unbeaten Mexican welterweight sensation Saul “Canelo” Alvarez continues his preparation for his March 5 showdown with European champion Matthew Hatton. The bout takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California where “Canelo” will be defending his WBC silver belt for the third time and fighting for the fifth time in the U.S. Alvarez is training in Guadalajara under Edison and Chepo Reynoso, who manage the career of Mexico’s hottest prospect. Click here for more photos…



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

WBF rejects Holyfield-Nielsen

The five-men Championship Committee of the World Boxing Federation, after consideration of all arguments, has decided against sanctioning the proposed second title defense of its world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield against Denmark’s Brian Nielsen. The main reason is that 46-year-old Nielsen, while sporting a glossy record of (64-2, 43 KOs) has been out of the ring for almost a decade. The Holyfield vs Nielsen fight is scheduled for May 7 in Copenhagen, Denmark and will be promoted by Sauerland Event. WBF president Howard Goldberg, who is part of the Championship Committee, said: “While Brian Nielsen a decade ago posed threats to heavyweights worldwide, he has not fought in nine years and thus does not qualify to contest a WBF world title at this point. We have no problem with this fight taking place, but certainly the WBF will not approve it as for our title.”

Jean Marcel Nartz, the vice president of the WBF, further explained the decision: “Although the WBF is a world boxing sanctioning body and although we are a business as well, our primary business is to ensure that our fights are quality matchups, that fighters are deserving of title opportunities and that the standards we aim for are not compromised in order to make a quick buck.” While Holyfield will remain WBF champion, should he lose to Nielsen his title will automatically be declared vacant.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Marquez-Morales Update

By Gabriel F. Cordero

There is unofficial information that the fight between the Mexican Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Juan Manuel Marquez is at risk or can not be held on April 9 in Las Vegas as has been scheduled. Sources report that Marquez never signed or received the contract for the fight even if assured that Juan Manuel Marquez is seeking to resolve his contractual situation with Golden Boy Promotions, which concludes later this month. Marquez apparently expects a bigger purse and has stated “If they want me to stay, they must to treat me like a champion or there will be no April fight with Morales or anyone.” Other sources have indicated that Golden Boy has been trying to find a new opponent for Morales and the name of Marcos Maidana has been mentioned in a possible fight for the WBA interim super lightweight title.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Simon-Soliman Update

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Photo: Eva Roll

IBF #9 Benjamin “Iron Ben” Simon (20-1, 19 KOs) will clash with former world WBA super middleweight challenger Sam “King” Soliman (39-11, 17 KOs) over twelve rounds in an IBF elimination bouton April 1 at the Trabrennbahn Karlshorst in Berlin, Germany. The hard punching German impressed boxing fans during 2010 with four dominant wins. He outscored Rashid “Snake Boy” Matumla (41-12-2) of Tanzania over twelve shutout rounds, stopped Italy’s Fabio Liggieri (12-6-4) in six rounds, stopped Russian Magomed Abdurakhmanov (15-4) in five rounds, and finished former world title challenger Zoltan Kalocsai (42-11) in six rounds. Simon was promoted by Eva Rolle in several of his bouts and is expertly managed by Robert Rolle. (more…)



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Ramos-Valdez undercard

Exciting junior featherweight boxing sensation Rico “Suavecito” Ramos (18-0, 10 KOs) will risk his #1 world ranking when he takes on former world title challenger Alejandro Valdez (23-4-3, 17 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico in a scheduled 10-round bout this Friday, February 11 at Bally’s in Atlantic City. The opening televised 8-round bout showcases undefeated super middleweight Cornelius “Da Beast” White (16-0, 15 KOs), of Houston, TX against another knockout artist Don “Da Bomb” George (20-1-1, 17KOs) who hails from Chicago, IL. Both bouts can be seen on SHOWTIME at 11PM ET/PT.

Just added to the event, in an off-TV twelve-round rematch is an IBF heavyweight title elimination bout between the IBF’s #2 top rated contender Eddie Chambers (35-2, 18 KOs) and IBF #9 Derric Rossy (25-2, 14 KOs). Also, former 2000 US Olympic Silver Medalist, Ricardo Williams (16-2, 9 KOs) returns against former world champion John Brown (24-18-2, 11 KOs) in a six-rounder. Promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, tickets priced at $75 and $50 call 800-745-3000.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Andy Lee working hard

By Phil Doherty
Photos by Reynaldo Sanchez, courtesy of Sam Cohen

Irish southpaw middleweight Andy Lee (24-1, 18 KOs) pounded out another solid day of training today at the Heavyweight Factory gym in Hollywood FL. Under the watchful eye of Hall of Fame trainer Emmanuel Steward, Lee sparred with fellow Kronk gym super middleweight Dominique Dolton (10-0, 6 KOs). Amazingly; according to Steward, these two Kronk fighters served the past 3 years as sole sparring partners to their heavyweight champion stable mate Wladimir Klitschko. For more details and photos click here…



February 8th, 2011

Feature Story

Rivalta inks “Action” Jackson

By Phil Doherty
Photo: Reynaldo Sanchez, courtesy of Sam Cohen

A quiet storm is brewing in Miami. In a non-descript warehouse next to Tamiami Airport, experienced boxing trainers Osmiri “El Moro” Fernandez and Herman Caicedo feverishly work with a young, talented and growing group of fighters. That storm just grew in intensity with the addition of super featherweight John “Action” Jackson (15-1-1, 13 KOs).

Dream Team Boxing is the brainchild of Enrique “Henry” Rivalta; currently boxing director at the Heavyweight Factory in Hollywood, FL. Rivalta excitedly explains: “This has been my dream: to develop these young champions and create a group that lives up to the vision and truth of the name Dream Team.” (more…)



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Lane out, Santa Cruz in

With a hand injury forcing Lanard Lane to withdraw from his scheduled February 24 fight against unbeaten junior welterweight Jessie Vargas (13-0, 7 KOs), former WBC interim lightweight champion Jose Armando Santa Cruz (28-5, 17 KOs) has stepped up to face Vargas in the main event of the 2011 premiere of “Fight Night Club” at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Brandon Rios meet and greet

El Dorado Restaurant in Oxnard will host a meet and great with “Bam Bam” Brandon Rios this Sunday Feb. 13th at 601 S. Oxnard Blvd. The event will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and is open to the public. Free pictures will be available for Brandon to autograph and he will also be available to take pictures with his fans. Also on hand will be his trainer and former world champ, Robert Garcia. This event will be the last public appearance for Brandon as he intensifies his preparation for his title shot scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Bam Bam has an undefeated record of 26-0-1 (19 Ko’s) and will face Miguel Acosta for the WBA Lightweight title on SHOWTIME. Rios trains out of the famous Robert Garcia Boxing Academy.



February 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Salido hits Puerto Rico

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido (30-11-2, 22 kos) of Mexico has arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the official announcent of his championship clash with Juan Manuel “Juanma” Lopez (30-0, 27 kos) who will defend his WBO featherweight title against Salido on April 16 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico and it will televised by SHOWTIME.



February 8th, 2011

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




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