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How far can Inoue go with his size

How far can Inoue go with his size

Report, Photos by Joe Koizumi There was a medical exam today (Thursday) for the forthcoming WBO/IBF world title doubleheader in Tokyo, Japan. The ...

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Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

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Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Showtime Sports and Matchroom Boxing announced on Wednesday a multi-fight licensing agreement for Showtime Networks Inc., to be the exclusive ...

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Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

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Yamanaka barely keeps WBC 118lb belt by split nod over Moreno

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten WBC bantamweight titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka (24-0-2, 17 KOs), 118, barely retained his belt as he was awarded a split decision over formerly WBA super champ Anselmo Moreno (35-4-1, 12 KOs), 117, from Panama, over twelve close rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The official tallies read: David Sutherland, Mauro Di Fiore both 115-113 for Yamanaka, and Oren Shellenberger 115-113 for Moreno. All the judges came from the US. The referee was Mike Griffin (Canada).

It was a very close affair of the southpaws as Yamanaka, making his ninth defense, had difficulty catching the elusive Panamanian with his touted “God’s Left.” But the Japanese champ kept his cool and attempted to outjab the flexible challenger and continuously throw long right-left combinations. After the eighth, the open scoring system indicated: 76-76 twice and 77-75 for Moreno.

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Moreno, a really puzzling southpaw, showed his best in the ninth by connecting with a vicious countering right hook that had the champ reeling to the ropes. Yamanaka, however, displayed a very furious retaliation in the tenth, stalking the bewildered Moreno from pillar to post. The last two sessions were very close, but Yamanaka looked to take the initiative to earn a hairline but valuable victory. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Chudinov: I will beat Buglioni

At a media training session today at the famous Peacock Gym in East London, WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Fedor Chudinov said he’s ready to do a clinical job on Frank Buglioni this Saturday at the SSE Arena.

“I’m here in London, I’m settled and I’m ready to fight,” said Chudinov. “All my hard training has been done and now I just have to focus on Saturday night and keeping hold of my world title, nothing is more important. We’ve seen plenty of Frank Buglioni and I know what I have in front of me, he’s a good strong fighter but he will be found short at world championship level. It doesn’t matter where I fight in the world, a ring is a ring to me and I will do the job that I have to do and I will beat Buglioni.”



September 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Antonio Orozco: It will be a war

By Hesiquio Balderas

Unbeaten junior welterweight Antonio Orozco (22-0, 15 KOs) sounded confident in our telephone conversation discussing his October 3 HBO date against former world champion Humberto Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) at Staples Center in Carson, California. He says that sparring has been great and this training camp has been better than ever.

Orozco took no shortcuts. He never does, but he took his preparation to a new level because he understands that beating “Zorrita” will open the doors to a world title opportunity.

“The fight is here. I just finished my last day of sparring, it was a great training camp. I feel great and I had great sparring partners like Emmanuel Taylor who was my last opponent in my last fight. I wanted somebody that can make me work really hard and Taylor did that when we fought and he pushed me extra hard in sparring, so I feel more than ready. We finished the tough part of our training and now I will just keep in shape and wait for the day of the fight,” said a motivated Orozco to Fightnews.com. (more…)



September 22nd, 2015

UFC

Barnett-Nelson Clash Is A Big Deal In Japan

On the streets of Tokyo, Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett are larger than life, sort of like two giant Redwoods in the asphalt jungle.

It’s more than just their immense size. Both are popular MMA figures in Japan, so it figures that their five-round heavyweight main event Saturday night at UFC Fight Night Japan is an anticipated event . . . . Click here for more

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September 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Rocky Marciano went out in style 60 years ago

Floyd Mayweather Sr. hopes Jr. stays retired

Update on Amir Khan’s mission to Greece



September 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Hernandez stripped, IBF cruiser belt to Ramirez

By Karl Freitag

The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has confirmed to Fightnews.com that the cruiserweight title of Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) has been vacated and “interim” champion Victor Ramirez (22-2, 17 KOs) has been promoted to full IBF champion. Hernandez had held the title for nearly four years, but a rash of injuries has kept him out of the ring for the last 13 months with no bouts scheduled. Ramirez is expected defend the title against Ovill McKenzie on October 2 in Argentina.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Flores, Cusolito make weight

Photos: Joseph Tarlecky

Moises Flores 121.7 vs. Luis Cusolito 121.9
(WBA “interim” super bantamweight title)

Julian Williams 153.5 vs. Luciano Cuello 154
Caleb Plant 162.3 vs. Jamar Freeman 161.3
Kyrone Davis 159.2 vs. Gilbert Alex Sanchez 158.7
Carlos Gongora 172.6 vs. Michael Gbenga 171
Sammy Quinones 144 vs. Ken Alvarez 143
Earl Newman 179.6 vs. Leosvy Mayedo 177.8
Ricky Nuno 154.9 vs. Nicholas Hernandez 154.4
Chris Colbert 126.7 vs. Jose A Carmona 126.7
Ismael Serrano 132.4 vs. Seifullah Jihad Wise 135.2

Venue: Sands Casino, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: King’s Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Salido: I was very disappointed in the scoring… Everywhere I go, people tell me I won

Photos: Chris Farina 

The two-time former world champion Orlando “Siri” Salido was in Los Angeles today as a guest of the ESPN Deportes boxing show “A Los Golpes” and spoke about his second bout with Rocky Martinez that was scored a draw last September 12 in Las Vegas.

“I was very disappointed in the scoring, but very happy with my performance in the ring. It is just a shame that after working so hard and sacrificing so much I was not able to walk out with a victory I felt I had earned after 12 tough rounds.” Salido told Bernardo Osuna, David Faitleson and the great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. during the show that is taped at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles.

All three hosts agreed that Salido had won the fight and told him so.

“Everywhere I go, people tell me I won the fight and very few even think it was close enough to be a draw. I know I did not win all 12 rounds, but won the fight very clear and should had gotten the victory,” added Salido. photos



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Big expectations for Estrada-Marquez clash

Photo: Zanfer

Photo: Zanfer


The anticipation is building for Saturday’s clash between WBA/WBO flyweight world champion Juan Francisco “Gallo” Estrada (32-2, 23 KOs) and challenger Hernan “Tyson” Marquez (39-5-1, 28 KOs) at the Centro de Convenciones in Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico.

Marquez, who is 5-3-1 in his last nine fights stated “I feel very confident. I am convinced it will be a great fight, although many people do not give me a chance. But the negative comments motivate me to prepare even more to give a great fight.”

Estrada, making his fifth defense of his WBA and WBO belts said, “We have demonstrated that we are professionals and have respect for boxing. I am, as always, well prepared and ready for anything that ‘Tyson’ Marquez will bring. Hopefully he won’t fail to make the weight of 112 lbs., but that’s his problem.”

beIN Sports Espanol will televise in the USA, Azteca 7 will televise in Mexico.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Yamanaka, Moreno make weight

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Sumio Yamada

The weigh-in on Monday for tomorrow’s WBC bantamweight title bout was so efficient and quick that it took only five minutes, starting at 1 PM and ending at 1:05PM for both contestants. The defending champ making his ninth defense, Yamanaka tipped the beam at the class limit of 118 pounds, while Moreno a pound lighter at 117. We are looking forward to watching a hot competition of the hard-hitting and skillful southpaws tomorrow night.

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September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilder-Duhaupas brings primetime world heavyweight title fight to NBC

History will be made on Saturday night when WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) defends his belt against France’s Johann “Reptile” Duhaupas (32-2, 20 KOs) in primetime on the NBC network.

This fight, taking place at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, is the first heavyweight title bout in prime time on NBC since May 20, 1985, when another undefeated American heavyweight world champion, Larry Holmes, defended his title against Carl “The Truth” Williams in Reno, Nevada. Legendary broadcaster Marv Albert called Holmes-Williams, just as he will call Wilder-Duhaupas more than 30 years later.



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Brandon Rios: Bradley comes to fight, I come to fight and it’s going to be a helluva fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-2-1, 23 KOs), of Oxnard, California is set for another challenge as he will take on Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs), of Palm Springs, California Saturday November 7 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas live on HBO World Championship Boxing. We caught up with Rios at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles as he talked about his return to the ring for his fight with Bradley.

“I am excited because I know Bradley is going to come out and fight. Once the fight happens he can train to box but he is a warrior and is going to come out and fight,” Rios told Fightnews.com. “I felt like this in the third Alvarado fight with my back against the wall because it’s another opportunity for bigger things.”

Once again, he will be preparing with longtime trainer and 2012 Trainer of the Year Robert Garcia. This time, Rios will be training away from his home in the coastal city of Oxnard as will move inland to Robert Garcia’s Academy in Moreno Valley, California. (more…)



September 21st, 2015

UFC

Zapata Is Recovered And Ready To Rumble

There’s no two ways about it, injuries are terrible and time consuming. The Ultimate Fighter: Team Edgar vs. Team Penn aired and had its finale well over a year ago, yet one semifinalist from that season is still waiting to make his Octagon debut because of two injuries . . . . Click here for more

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT JAPAN is LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Saturday, September 26 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Avni Yilderim to defend title Oct 11

Avni Yilderim to defend titleFast rising Turkish star Avni Yilderim, 6-0-0(4), will defend his WBC Silver International lightheavyweight title on Oct 11 in Herne, near Dortmund, live on Kanalturk, Turkey, against vastly experienced Cameroun born German Bernard Donfack, 22-12-3(11).

Yilderim last time out won a close but deserved unanimous points decision against former world champion Glen Johnson. Donfack will try to put his career back on the rails after losing his WBF title on a points decision against Alexander Brand. It’s a very interesting crossroads fight.

On the undercard Robert Filipovic will have his second pro bout (1-0-0/1) against Konstantin Airich, 21-13-2(17). Mohamed Al Zein, 4-0—0(2), will make his comeback after an 8-month break.

Cruiserweight Serdar Sahin, 23-2-0(15) will face Hungarian Attila Palko, 20-18-0(14) and Roman Alesin, 7-2-1(3), will complete this show promoted by Ahmet Öner, CEO of Arena Box-Promotion.

Date: Sunday Oct 11
Promoter: Ahmet Öner – Arena Box-Promotion
Place: Shiraz event halle, Riemkerstrasse 108, Herne, Germany
TV: Kanalturk, Turkey




September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Oct 9 Laggoune vs Kucher for vacant EBU cruiser

Bilal Laggoune is putting his unbeaten record on the line when he faces hard punching Ukrainian Dmytro Kucher next Oct 9 in Ghent, Belgium for the vacant EBU cruiserweight title.
Laggoune, with a perfect record of 19-0-1(9) has until now never faced the level of Kucher. Kucher suffered only 1 defeat, a majority points decision, against Congolese Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC Silver title in July 2013. At the advantage of Laggoune is that Kucher has been very inactive due to injuries and has had little activity since that defeat. In 27 months he scored 2 easy inside the distance wins. The 9 year younger Laggoune has the chance to proof himself and to propel him into the WBC top 15. For Kucher it looks an important crossroad fight.
An interesting undercard will be presented by promoter Claude Vandenheede of International boxing event.
In the main undercard bout former WBF world champion Sasha Yengoyan (32-2-1/21) will face French Fouad El Massoudi (13-5-0/1) but will doubtfull go over the scheduled 8 rounds.
Experienced local Ismael Aboul, Sebastian Steen and Belgian female championess Elfi Philips will all appear over 6 rounds.
Place to be is Topsporthal Vlaanderen in Ghent on Oct 9.

Click to watch the trailer for Ghent, Belgium Oct 9, 2015



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is Anthony Joshua ready for any heavyweight?

Carl Frampton’s camp blasted as arrogant by promoter Eddie Hearn

Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder injury completely healed



September 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Dubose wins first main event in rematch with Lule

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr. / dcobbjr.com

Rising Philly featherweight Antonio Dubose, 8-0-1, 2 KO, won the first main event of his career Saturday night at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA. His opponent, Jesus Lule, 7-14-1, 1 KO, of Ft. Meyers, FL, was a familiar one. The pair fought to a feisty four-round draw three months ago, and this rematch landed atop the latest card staged by the busy Kings Promotions. Dubose grinded out a unanimous six-round decision this time, but Lule still proved to be a tough customer.

At the start of the fight, it appeared Dubose would roll over Lule in a hurry. Although not known as a big puncher, Antonio plastered Lule with a shocking left hook and put him down hard. Lule regained his feet and he fought back hard. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

God’s Left versus God’s Eye: Press conference of Yamanaka-Moreno encounter in Japan

Report by Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

A press conference of the forthcoming WBC bantamweight title bout between defending titlist Shinsuke Yamanaka (23-0-2, 17 KOs) and ex-WBA super champ with twelve defenses, Anselmo Moreno (35-3-1, 12 KOs) was held today (Sunday) in Tokyo, and many press people and photographers gathered to cover the customary event. Yamanaka, making his ninth defense on this coming Tuesday, scored six victories within the distance, and expects another defense by stopping his opposition, saying, “It won’t be easy to catch up with him, but if I connect with my left, Moreno will fall.”

Yamanaka is nicknamed “God’s Left” due to his devastating southpaw left, but Moreno whose defensive skills had been highly touted replied, “If he has God’s Left, I have God’s Eye that can avert any of his punches.” (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Three South African fighters die in tragic circumstances

By Ron Jackson

Three South African fighters have died under tragic circumstances in recent weeks, with Mzwanele Nkompolo dying after a fight, Lwando Molwana being gunned down and Boitshepo Mandawe being stabbed to death.

Eastern Cape junior welterweight Nkompolo (also spelt Kompolo by some sources) from King Williams Town died after he was knocked out in the first round by Siphenathi Qambi at a tournament in Willowvale in the Eastern Cape on September 12. Nkompolo passed away at the Mount Frere hospital in East London on Tuesday September 15 after being transferred from the Butterworth hospital. Nkompolo was only having his second fight after losing in his debut.

Promising Cape Town fighter 24-year-old Lwando Molwana who had won ten and lost only one fight was shot in Philippi a township just outside Cape Town on Saturday September 12.

Boitshepo Mandawe, 30, from Medowlands Zone 3 in Soweto near Johannesburg was stabbed to death on Sunday September 13 near his home. Mandawe who had a record of 14-7, 10 KOs was the Gauteng welterweight champion, challenged for the South African welterweight title on three occasions, losing to Chris van Heerden twice and Tsiko Mulvohedzi, all on points. In his most recent fight on August 21 he was knocked out in the sixth round by Teerachai Kratingdaenggym at Nonthaburi, Thailand in a clash for the PABA welterweight title.



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Han dominates Joseph, wins IBF female belt

By David Finger at ringside

It was a long time coming for the city of El Paso, but she now has a world champion. There is arguably no better boxing town in America than the Sun City, but until last night at the Don Haskins Center, boxing fans from the border town never witnesses a local fighter win a major world title. There were many who came close. David Rodriguez seemed like he had the potential to end the drought when he built up his record to 36-0. But his career fell short after a pair of upset knockout losses derailed his title dreams. Antonio Escalante looked like he might pull it off after winning the NABO super bantamweight title in 2008, rocketing him into the WBO world rankings. But after an impressive decision over Mickey Roman in 2010 the dream came to an end for Escalante when he was defeated by Daniel Ponce De Leon in a WBO featherweight title eliminator. And prior to last night Juan Lazcano was the man who came the closest, having won the fringe IBA lightweight title in the same arena back in 2003 before he defeated Stevie Johnson in a WBC lightweight title eliminator. But Lazcano came up short the following year in his quest for a WBC title when he lost a close decision to Jose Luis Castillo.

But in front of an excited local crowd, the drought ended as Jennifer Han put forth the best performance of her career, dominating Nigerian Helen Joseph over ten rounds. There was no question going into the fight that this would be a classic boxer-puncher matchup. Han, having only scored one knockout in sixteen fights, was seen as a slick boxer who used speed and boxing to befuddle her opponents. Although little was known of Joseph here in the United States, what was known was that she was a head hitter, having pulled together a handful of impressive knockouts, including a first round knockout over Marianna Ulyas in her last fight for the IBF intercontinental female featherweight title. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

UFC

Kikuno Still Chasing Championship Gold

While championship success on the regional level or in other organizations may be enough for some competitors, most hold wearing UFC gold as the pinnacle of being a professional MMA fighter and chase that dream with dogged determination. Regardless of whether they’re just starting out, in the midst of their prime or a seasoned veteran, the pursuit of winning a title in the UFC remains the driving factor when it comes to continuing to step into the cage . . . . Click here for more

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September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO #1 Boesel stops Gomez

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

WBO #1 light heavyweight Dominic Boesel (20-0, 7 KOs) was victorious when Argentinian Maximiliano Jorge Gomez (18-5, 6 KOs) remained on his stool at the end of round eight on Saturday at the Belantis Arena in Leipzig, Germany. Boesel was winning handily when Gomez was pulled out due to an apparent hand injury. Boesel retained his WBO Inter-Continental title.

In the co-feature, German welterweight champion Felix Lamm (10-0-2, 4 KOs) and Philipp Schuster (22-2-2, 15 KOs) battled to a ten round draw. Scores were 96-94 Lamm, 96-94 Schuster and 95-95.

Unbeaten heavyweight Tom Schwarz (14-0, 9 KOs) won when Gezim Tahiri (11-2, 5 KOs) called it quits after round three. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Heiland KOs Abalos in six

WBC #2 middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (26-4-2, 14 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Claudio Ariel Abalos (29-14-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Club Rivadavia in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bout was halted after Heiland floored Abalos in round six. Heiland retained his WBC International title.



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Hekkie Budler retains WBA and IBO belts

By Ron Jackson

In possibly the toughest fight of his career Hekkie Budler retained the WBA and IBO minimumweight belts when he beat Simphiwe Khonco on a unanimous points decision in what must be the South African fight of the year at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night. Judges Leszek Jankowiak (Poland) and Juan Manuel Garcia (Spain) scored it 116-112 and 115-113 whilst judge Jean Louis Legland (France) was off the mark at 117-111.

After suffering a cut above the left eye in the second round that bled throughout, Budler (47.56kg) showed heart as he had to dig deep against the skilful Khonco (47.26kg) who cut off the ring and kept Budler under pressure throughout the fight.

In a toe-toe battle through the twelve rounds both fighters showed superb skills and conditioning that had the fans cheering throughout. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Chavez dethrones Mucino in Ecatepec

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez

Female flyweight Yéssica “Kika” Chavez (22-2-2, 10 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over reigning beltholder Arely “Ametralladora” Muciño to claim the WBC female flyweight championship in Ecatepec, Mexico. Chavez, who had previously held the IBF female light flyweight belt, showed great technique and quick combinations in compiling a 100-90, 97-93 and 99-91 verdict. She was trained for the fight by Hall of Fame trainer Nacho Beristain.

In other action, former IBF junior middleweight world champion Carlos “King” Molina (23-6-2, 7 KOs) stopped Manuel “Mamba” Garcia (13-11-2, 5 KOs) at 2:26 of the third round and unbeaten featherweight prospect Andres Gutierrez (33-0-1, 23 KOs) won by fourth round KO over formerly world rated Daniel Diaz (22-7-1, 15 KOs).

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September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Prospect limps away from pro debut

By Dave Spencer at ringside

In a fight card held inside a former public swimming pool and designed as a showcase for the pro debut of blue chip prospect Batyr Jukenbayev, things didn’t go as planned for the Kazakhstan prospect who never made it to deep waters as he limped away with a ‘no contest’ and the prospect of being on the shelf for at least the next six months.

An amateur standout with over 200 fights, the lightweight now calling Montreal home went down awkwardly from a clinch in the second round from what was diagnosed after the fact as a torn ligament in the southpaw’s left knee. Jukenbayev was given time to recover from the initial takedown but it soon became apparent all was not okay when a right hook to the body from Mexican opponent Noel Mejia Rincon shockingly put down the debuting fighter down to the canvas. The 24-year-old who was brought to Canada by light-heavyweight standout Artur Beterbiev’s manager Anna Reva made it to his feet but quickly went again after an innocuous exchange of punches in the corner where the bout was called off. (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Howard crushes Guerrero in one

Cruiserweight contender Alex Guerrero, 198, of Salisbury, MD, was shockingly blown away by Atlanta’s Brian Howard in the first round on Saturday night at the Resorts World Casino New York City in Queens, NY. A straight right stung Guerrero halfway through round one and had him on rubbery legs. Howard, 195¾, landed a few more right hands to deck Guerrero, who quickly arose to his feet and took an eight-count. He was unable to recover, however, and Howard pinned him against the ropes with a follow-up barrage, forcing referee Harvey Dock to stop the contest at 1:53 of the opening frame. Guerrero suffered his first defeat, dropping to 12-1 (6 KOs), while Howard is now 11-1 (9 KOs). (more…)



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Jennifer Han wins IBF female belt in El Paso

By David Finger at ringside

Jennifer Han got up from a flash knockdown in round three to put on a boxing clinic in her hometown of El Paso, Texas en route to a world championship performance. After getting up from the knockdown Han dominated the fight with her speed and boxing skill. The decision was never in doubt, and three judges gave the ten round fight to Han by wide margins (97-92, 98-92, and 98-91). Han becomes the first fighter from El Paso to win a major world title.

“I didn’t win this(belt),” Han said to the crowd after the decision was announced. “We all won this!”



September 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Concepcion dethrones WBA interim champ Sanchez

In an upset, former WBA interim champion Luis “Nica” Concepcion (33-4, 24 KOs) was victorious when reigning WBA interim super flyweight champion David “Tornado” Sanchez (28-3-2, 22 KOs) didn’t come out for round eleven on Saturday night at the Centro de Usos Multiples in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. True to his word, “Nica” laid a beating on the hometown hero, dropping Sanchez in both rounds one and ten.

Unbeaten super featherweight Julio Barraza (17-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous nod over Adrian “Chinito” Young (22-2-2, 18 KOs). Scores were 98-92, 98-92, 97-95.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

World rated Felix Jr. edges Jimenez

WBO #5 super lightweight/IBF #7 lightweight Jose Felix Jr. (31-1-1, 24 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Marcos “El Tigre” Jimenez (20-5, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California. In a wild round one, Jimenez floored Felix, then Felix later dropped Jimenez. Things settled down after that with former world title challenger Felix outboxing Jimenez to win a competitive fight. Scores were 95-94, 95-94, 96-93. A point deducted from Jimenez for a low blow in round six was the difference.

Unbeaten WBO #11 light heavyweight Trevor McCumby (20-0, 16 KOs) stayed perfect with a first round annihilation of Brian Holstein (10-3, 7KOs). McCumby scored two quick knockdowns to end it.

Undefeated super featherweight prospect Pedro “Lil Pete” Duran (12-0, 9 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Erick Orozco (5-3-2, 3 KOs). Duran floored Orozco twice in round six to end it. Time was 1:32.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight bronze medalist Oleksandr Gvozdyk (7-0, 6 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round TKO over Francisco “Panchito” Sierra (27-9-1, 24 KOs). Gvozdyk was victorious when Sierra couldn’t continue after round five

Former IBF lightweight title challenger Lenny Zappavigna (34-2, 24KOs), a new Freddie Roach trainee won his Top Rank debut with a sixth round TKO over Roman “Nino de Oro” Ayala (23-5-1, 11KOs). The referee waved it off at 2:40.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Skoglund outpoints Cherviak

Unbeaten light heavyweight Erik Skoglund (23-0, 11 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Oleskandr Cherviak (15-5-1, 5 KOs) to retain his IBF Intercontinental title on Saturday night at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping, Sweden. The bout was significant because this was the first bout approved for twelve rounds or more on Swedish soil since 1968. Swedish boxing was a big thing in the 1950s and 1960s when Ingemar Johansson ruled supreme and 53,615 spectators packed the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, but the sport was banned in Sweden from 1970 to 2006, and then only allowed back on a very limited basis.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Smith stops Boschiero in IBF eliminator

In a final eliminator for the IBF super featherweight title, Stephen Smith (23-1, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over game Devis Boschiero (37-4-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Olympia in Liverpool, England. IBF #4 rated Smith dropped #6 Boschiero twice in round two. Boschiero was down again in round four and his right eye was swollen shut. After two more knockdowns in round six the bout was finally stopped.

Earlier, in a surprise, previously unbeaten super lightweight Bradley Saunders (12-1, 9 KOs) was disqualified for headbutting journeyman Renald Garrido (15-11-1, 2 KOs) in the sixth round.



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Adamek: Who doesn’t want to test himself?

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mateusz Borek

“I’m back in the ring against Saleta for two reasons: to find out if I can later compete at the highest level, and to convince my fans that my last very disappointing and boring fight (with Artur Szpilka) was just an aberration. I don’t want to stay retired with people remembering that, losing without a fight. I want to bring some old Adamek excitement back,” said former two-division champion and heavyweight contender, Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KO) who finished his training camp before facing 47-year-old Przemek Saleta (44-7, 22 KO) in main event for Polsat Boxing Night on September 26 in Poland. (more…)



September 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Chester, PA

Antonio Dubose 128 vs. Jesus Lule 131.5
Emmanuel Folly 121 vs. Sergio Najera 126.5
Korey Sloan 133.5 vs. Carlos Rosario 132.5
Dominique Walton 191.5 vs. Lamont Capers 197.5
Nick Valliere 161 vs. Alshamar Johnson 159.5
Rafael Vasquez 127 vs. Robert Irizarry 126
Fitzgerald Johnson 159 vs. Santario Martin 157
Daryl Bunting 165 vs. Ryan Bivins 167

Promoter: King’s Promotions
Venue: Harrahs Philadelphia
1st Bell: 7 PM



September 19th, 2015

UFC

UFC Video: UFC Stars Pick Fights They Want To See

UFC Minute host Lisa Foiles asks UFC stars Luke Rockhold, Alexander Gustafsson and Kelvin Gastelum which GO BIG fights they are looking forward to watching the next few weeks . . . . Click here for more

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September 19th, 2015




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