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Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

Alvarado edges Torres, Korobov defeats Vera

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Robert Hughes In his 2nd comeback fight, former world champion “Mile High” Mike Alvarado (36-4, 24 KOs) had ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven, retains IBF heavyweight title

By Karl Freitag Photos: Matchroom Sport IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over previously unbeaten Dominic ...

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA welterweight title in one to remember

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney For the last year Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman have tried to get it on in ...

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Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

Full Report: Sosa upsets Fortuna; Cermeno acquires WBA title

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unheralded Jason Sosa (19-1-4, 15 KOs), US, surprisingly dethroned previously unbeaten WBA super-featherweight champ Javier Fortuna (29-1-1, ...

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Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Rodriguez defeats Quijano

Photos: Scott Foster In a clash between world ranked super flyweight contenders, WBO #15 Ricardo “Meserito" Rodriguez (14-3-4, 4 KOs) of Mexico City ...

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Joshua KOs Breazeale in seven,

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Thurman edges Porter, retains WBA

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Smith demolishes Fields in one

In a clash of unbeaten super middleweights, Callum Smith (18-0, 13 KOs) demolished previously unbeaten Rocky Fielding (21-1, 12 KOs) on Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Smith scored three knockdowns in the 165-second long slaughter.

Former two-division world champion Ricky Burns (39-5-1, 13 KOs) stopped Josh King (20-4, 9 KOs) in the eleventh round of a lightweight clash. A body shot did in King.

Down on two scorecards and busted up, unbeaten lightweight Scott Cardle (19-0, 6 KOs) won sudden by twelfth round TKO over Sean Dodd (10-2, 2 KOs). Referee Terry O’Connor’s quick stoppage saved Cardle.



November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Provodnikov KOs Rodriguez in four

Former world junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KOs) scored a fourth round KO over previously unbeaten, but outgunned Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (20-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in at the Salle des Étoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. Provodnikov stalked Alvarez from the opening bell. “The Siberian Rocky’s” pressure finally paid dividends in round four as Provodnikov dropped Rodriguez twice to end it. Time was 1:40.

Welterweight David Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over Charlie Navarro (25-8, 20 KOs) to claim the vacant WBA interim welterweight belt. Avanesyan battered Navarro to the canvas to end it.

Bantamweight Zhanat Zhakiyanov (26-1, 18 KOs) dethroned WBA interim bantamweight world champion Yonfrez Parejo (16-2-1, 7 KOs) by split decision. Scores were 115-113, 116-113 for Zhakiyanov, and 116-112 for Perez.

Cruiserweight Youri Kalenga (23-2, 15 KOs) scored a brutal ninth round KO over Roberto Bolonti (36-5, 25 KOs). Kalenga dropped Bolonti twice in round three and finished him in the ninth.

In a fight for the WBC Silver super bantamweight title, Qiu Xiao Jun (18-2, 8 KOs) scored an eleventh round TKO over Amor Beladhj Ali (14-4-1, 2 KOs).



November 7th, 2015


Boxing News

Bradley-Rios bout sheet

Two world championship bouts, a returning world title challenger, Olympic stars and unbeaten prospects will all see action on tonight’s big HBO-televised Top Rank show taking place at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Unbeaten two-time Olympian welterweight Egidijus Kavaliauskas (9-0, 8 KOs) takes on Jake Guiriceo (17-4-1, 4 KOs) in the opening eight round bout.

Unbeaten super lightweight prospect Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (16-0, 9 KOs) meets Rondale Hubbert (10-3-1, 6 KOs) in an eight rounder.

Exciting former world title challenger Miguel Marriaga (20-1, 18 KOs) takes on Guillermo Avila (14-4, 11 KOs) in an eight round featherweight clash.

2012 Olympic middleweight gold medalist Ryota Murata (7-0, 5 KOs) faces Gunnar Jackson (21-6-3, 8 KOs) in a ten round battle.

WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) defends his world title against Romulo Koasicha (25-4, 15 KOs) in the HBO-televised opener.

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (32-1-1, 12 KOs) defends his belt against former world champion Brandon Rios (33-2-1, 24 KOs) in the main event.

Also, a four-rounder between pro debuting super featherweight Jesse Garcia and Rodolfo Zamora (0-1) is listed as a swing bout.



November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Richmond, CA

Courtesy Sacramento Bee

Casey Morton 110.5 vs. Kaiyana Rain 108
Bilal Mahasin 139 vs. Julian Bautista 139
Luis Garcia 140 vs. Jonathan Zamudio 138
Israel Cortes 115 vs. Victor Torres 115
Adam Fiel 127 vs. Jonathan Alcantara 128
Marquita Lee 125 vs. Claudia Gutirrez 126
Moises Benitez 139 vs. William Walters 141
Aaron Coley 157 vs. Juan Rojas 160
Mauricio Zavalet 160 vs. Keynoe Menes 155.5
Otis Seymore 148.5 vs. David Rivera Cruz 145.5
Luis Lugo 148.5 vs. Troy King 153

Date: Saturday night, Nov. 7.
Venue: Richmond Auditorium
Promoter: Michael Bazan (SquareVision Entertainment).



November 7th, 2015


Boxing News

Gavronski-Johnson Rematch for the NABA title

Brian Halquist Productions returns tonight to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington with the ‘Battle at the Boats 103’ featuring a grudge rematch between Mike Gavronski and Dashon Johnson battling for the vacant NABA super middleweight title!

Gavronski (20-1-0, 12 KOs) and Johnson (17-19-3, 5 KOs) met previously on January 9th (of this year). Gavronski came out swinging to begin each round, while Johnson finished each round with flurries of his own. It was a battle every round but Gavronski won an unanimous decision. (more…)



November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

WBO finally sanctions Bradley-Rios

By Karl Freitag

It took until the day before the fight, but the WBO has decided to sanction tonight’s Timothy Bradley, Jr. vs. Brandon Rios bout as a defense of Bradley’s WBO welterweight title. The hang-up was due to variety of unique circumstances involving mandatory challenger Sadam Ali.

In its resolution of the issue, the WBO World Championship Committee has ordered the winner of the Bradley-Rios fight to reach an agreement for a mandatory defense against Ali within ten days after the fight. Should an agreement not be reached, sides may request a purse bid at any time. This fight must take place within 90 days.

If the winner of Bradley-Rios decides to move up in weight, the WBO will immediately vacate the title and Ali will then fight the “best classified contender” available, per WBO Regulations.



November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Douglas ready to step up in class

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME


After his fifth consecutive victory on ShoBox, unbeaten middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas (19-0-1, 13 KOs) has likely earned a spot on a future Showtime Championship Boxing card. To date, the ten fighters who’ve appeared five or more times on ShoBox have all gone on to challenge for a world title.

“They said this was my graduation day, time for a cap and gown, so this was definitely a big win,” said the WBA #9 rated Douglas, who dropped world rated Australian Les Sherrington five times in four savage rounds. “It was a great experience fighting on ShoBox and I appreciate everything they’ve done for me getting me ready to go to the next level. Now, it’s time for me to take the next step. (more…)



November 7th, 2015

UFC

Dan Henderson: No Introduction Necessary

Dan Henderson isn’t one for labels.

The former Olympian turned mixed martial artist turned multi-divisional knockout artist shrugs off words like “legend” and “pioneer,” choosing rather to focus on things in the here and now. Granted, the California-based middleweight can’t fully escape acknowledging how much of an impact he’s had on the sport he loves and the generations of hungry fighters that have come up in his wake, but even in doing so he cops to influence with a tremendous amount of modesty in tow . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Geale calls out Danny Green and Sakio Bika

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com® about moving up to super middleweight and discusses fights with Danny Green and Sakio Bika, and also Blake Caparello and Rohan Murdock.



November 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Douglas destroys Sherrington in four

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Undefeated middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas (19-0-1, 13 KOs) of Burke, Virginia scored a devastating fourth round TKO over Australia’s Les “Lock N Load” Sherrington (35-8, 30 KOs) in the scheduled ten round middleweight ShoBox main event from the D Hotel and Casino in downtown Las Vegas. The WBA #9 rated Douglas came out strong as he dropped the #12 rated Sherrington in the opening round. A body attack by Douglass in round two dropped Sherrington for a second time. It didn’t stop there as Douglas sent Sherrington to the canvas twice more in round three. In round four, Douglas sealed the deal knocking Sherrington down for the fifth time. The end came at 1:02.

2012 Ukrainian Olympic Bronze Medalist Taras “Real Deal” Shelestyuk (12-0, 8 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Ukraine and Aslanbek Kozaev (26-1-1, 7 KOs), of Vladikavkaz, Russia scrapped it out in the scheduled ten round ShoBox co-main event. The southpaw Shelestyuk used his height and was more active jabbing away on the tough and aggressive Kozaev through most of the fight. As Shelestyuk wins a unanimous decision. (more…)



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

LA Fight Club Results

Photos: Tristan Bellisimo/Golden Boy Promotions

Super Bantamweight Martin Honorio (33-9-1, 16 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Miguel Angel Huerta (28-15-1, 18 KOs) on Friday night at Belasco Theater, Los Angeles. Honorio outboxed Huerta controlling the fight for the complete ten rounds. The scores were 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93.

Super Bantamweight Joet Gonzalez (12-0, 6 KOs) scored a KO over Marcos Rios (12-1-1, 8 KOs). Gonzalez put on the pressure early knocking down Rios in round one. In round three Gonzalez continued dominating the fight, knocking Rios down with a series of body shots and then knocking him out. The time was 2:50.

Welterweight Jonathan Navarro (3-0, 2 KO) scored a KO over Shaun Henson (2-3, 2 KOs). Navarro controlled the entire fight. In round four Navarro knocked down Henson twice, the second time the referee waved it off. Time was 2:20.

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November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Miami, Florida

Photos: Andre Courtemanche/Warriors Boxing

Kevin Bizier 146.6 vs Fredrick Lawson 145.6
Walter Castillo 139.6 vs Keita Obara 139.4
Kanat Islam 152.8 vs Jonathan Batista 154
Yuandale Evans 126 vs Miguel Del Valle 124.8
Breidis Prescott 149.4 vs Claudinei Lacerda 148.4
Courtney Jackson 143.6 vs Elijah Linder 140.6
Victor Darocha 169.6 vs Marlon Farr 168.8
Bruno Bredicean 144 vs Clifford Gray Jr 146.4

Venue: Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami, Florida
Promoter: Warriors
TV: NBCSN

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November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas, Nevada

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Brandon Rios 147 vs Timothy Bradley Jr 146
Romulo Koasicha 125.6 vs Vasyl Lamachenko 125.6
WBO featherweight title

Ryota Murata 161.2 vs Gunnar Jackson 161.8
Guillermo Avila 128 vs Miguel Marriaga 126.8
Mike Reed 140.6 vs Rondale Hubbert 142.6
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.4 vs Jake Giuriceo 146.8
Rodolfo Zamora 129.6 vs Jesse Garcia 130.4

Venue: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO

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November 6th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Sao Paulo at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson and the light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the Ginásio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and three early prelims may be viewed on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT.

MAIN EVENT
Dan Henderson (186) VS Vitor Belfort (185)

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Patrick Cummins (206) VS Glover Teixeira (206)
Anthony Birchak (136) VS Thomas Almeida (135)
Piotr Hallmann (155) VS Alex Oliveira (156)
Rashid Magomedov (155) VS Gilbert Burns (156)
Corey Anderson (205) VS Fabio Maldonado (205)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Abel Trujillo (156) VS Gleison Tibau (155)
Johnny Case (156) VS Yan Cabral (156)
Thiago Tavares (146) VS Clay Guida (146)
Chas Skelly (146) VS Kevin Souza (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS
Gasan Umalatov (170) VS Viscardi Andrade (170)
Jimmie Rivera (136) VS Pedro Munhoz (135)
Matheus Nicolau (135) VS Bruno Korea (134)

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November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

WBA promotes Broner to super champion

World Boxing Association “regular” super lightweight champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (31-2, 23 KO) has been promoted to the status of “super champion.” Broner won the vacant “regular” title last month against Khabib Allakhverdiev, however, after review the WBA Championships Committee decided to bump him up. This frees up the WBA “regular” world title, which will now be fought for by current WBA “interim” world champion Joseph Benavidez (23-0, 16 KOs) and #3 rated Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs). Broner will have to make a mandatory against the Benavidez-Di Rocco winner next year.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Brischetto doesn’t show up. Euro super middleweight title cancelled

The fight between European super middleweight champion Hadillah Mohoumadi and Giuseppe Brischetto has been cancelled because Brischetto didn’t show up. That’s what OPI 2000 President Salvatore Cherchi said: “Giuseppe Brischetto should have arrived Thursday at Linate airport at 11.20 a.m. and we went there to get him but he wasn’t on the plane. We called his promoter Giulio Spagnoli and his trainer Mario Massai and they couldn’t get him. Right now, at 11.00 a.m. of Friday we have not heard from him. We are forced to cancel his fight. We will take legal action.”

The show promoted by Opi 2000 and Principe Boxing Events will go on as scheduled with five fights on the six rounds distance involving popular Antonio Moscatiello, Luca Podda, Diego Di Luisa, Maxim Prodan and Catalin Paraschiveanu.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Provodnikov-Rodriguez weights from Monte Carlo

The world-famous Monte Carlo Casino was a hive of activity as all 10 boxers weighed in successfully for Saturday’s “Night of Champions” event on Friday afternoon. A large crowd of onlookers was on hand to see the fighters step onto the scales. They all looked in excellent condition.

Ruslan Provodnikov 146.5 vs. Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez 146.5
Youri Kalenga 199.9 vs. Roberto Bolonti 197,7
Amor Belahdj Ali 121.1 vs. Qiu Xiao Jun 121.15
Zhanat Zhakiyanov 117.35 vs. Yonfrez Parejo 117.55
David Avanesyan 146.15 vs. Charlie Navarro 145.8

TV: The card will be broadcast around the world, with broadcasters as far as Canada and Slovenia taking the action both live and delayed. The current list includes the US (Showtime Extreme), Canada, Africa (SuperSport), Russia  (Match TV), Middle East (beIN Sports), Poland (NC+), Kazakhstan (Kazsport), China (CCTV 5), Panama (RPC TV), Israel (Sport 5), Brazil (Esporte Interativo), France (L’Equipe 21), Slovenia (Pop TV), Philippines (Elite Sports), Venezuela (Meridiano TV), Turkey  (Kanal Turk).



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Dat Nguyen planning ring return

Vero Beach, Florida-based featherweight Dat Nguyen (17-3, 6 KOs) is looking to get back in the ring for the first time in over two years. “I was looking to get a fight but couldn’t secure one,” said Nguyen, 33. “Everyone likes to catch you by surprise and give you last minute fights. Like booking a last minute flight, you might get a good deal but you’ll be waiting at the airport. I’m in the process of looking for a manager and once that’s done, my manager will know what to do. Then I’ll be able to train full-time with a trainer. Eat, sleep and train like what professionals do then you’ll see me at 100%. No excuses.”



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley explains changes to his team

By Karl Freitag
Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBO welterweight world champion Timothy Bradley has made a number of major changes in his team. At Thursday’s press conference for Saturday night’s HBO-clash against Brandon Rios, he explained why.

“I honestly want to tell you guys, how dumb, but smart I really am. I have a great team of people around me. And I feel that sometimes people don’t really understand what I have around me and what goes around me.

“I want to make it live a little bit to some of you folks out there who aren’t believers in Tim Bradley that I’m very intelligent. And I’m gonna tell you why.

“I signed with the best promoter in the boxing business, Top Rank. Inking up with one of the best managers in the business Cameron Dunkin. Then I tell my wife learn everything you can from Cameron Dunkin because someday you’re gonna be my manager and we’re gonna save 10% of my purse. Which we’re doing. We’re still not intelligent, we’re still dumb. (more…)



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Showtime will keep Nov 14 TV date

In light of the injury Gary Russell Jr. suffered while training, Showtime Sports will now present a ShoBox: The New Generation telecast on November 14. The previously announced co-feature between undefeated super welterweights Frank Galarza (17-0-2, 11 KOs) and Jarrett Hurd (16-0, 10 KOs) will serve as the 10-round ShoBox main event. Additional details on the fight card and telecast from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas are forthcoming.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Unbeaten Yigit to face Corley Dec 19

Anthony Yigit (15-0-1, 6 KOs) faces the toughest test of his career on December 19 when he takes on former world champion DeMarcus ‘Chop Chop’ Corley (42-25-1, 25 KOs) at the Rosvalla Arena in Nyköping, Sweden. The Stockholm fighter represented Sweden in the London 2012 Olympics. The 41-year-old Corley has lost three straight, most recently a decision to Bahodir Mamadjonov last Saturday. Yigit-Corley is the first fight confirmed for the undercard of Erik Skoglund vs. Derek Edwards.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Sherrington poised for “make-or-break” fight

Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

WBA #12 middleweight Les “Lock N Load” Sherrington (35-7, 30 KOs) will try to buck the trend in what recently has been a terrible run of losses in international competition by Australian boxers in recent times. Sherrington, fighting outside of his homeland for the first time and making his U.S. and 2015 debuts, will take on unbeaten WBA #6 Antoine “Action” Douglas (18-0-1, 12 KOs) tonight on Showtime at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC).

“I definitely feel they’re underestimating me in his fight,” stated Sherrington, of Burleigh, Gold Coast, Australia. “They think I’m the same fighter that got knocked out in his pro debut and was just 4-3 after seven fights. But I’m not that fighter at all. I’ve gone through hard times, had different promoters, trainers and I learned a lot of lessons. I had my fair share of setbacks and injuries in my career. But this is my opportunity, one I’ve been waiting my whole career for. The timing is perfect, fighting for the first time in the United States, in the mecca of boxing, Las Vegas, where I’ve always dreamed of fighting, and on Showtime. I’ve been here since last Thursday, trained at the Mayweather Gym and at the old Johnny Tocco Gym. (more…)



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Today’s Bradley-Rios weigh-in open to the public

Two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios, both who have fought in Fights of the Year in 2013 and 2012, respectively, will step on the scale for the official weigh-in today in the Margaux Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas (3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV. 89109). The fighters will step on the scale beginning at 3:00 p.m. PT. Fans are invited to attend!

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs), of Odessa, Ukraine, his opponent, #7 world-rated contender Romulo Koasicha (24-4, 14 KOs), of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist and undefeated #5 world-rated middleweight contender Ryota Murata (7-0, 5 KOs), from Tokyo, in his U.S. debut, are in the featured undercard bouts.



November 6th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Sao Paulo 2015 Fantasy Preview

The UFC travels to Brazil this weekend for a star-studded card littered with legends, top 15 fighters and future contenders from the top to the bottom of this 13-bout card from Sao Paulo . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Siberian Rocky meets the Princess of Monaco

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On Thursday, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov had the honor of meeting royalty as he was able to meet Charlene, The Princess of Monaco just two days before his steps into the ring against Jesus Alvarez Rodriguez (14-0, 11 KO’s) in Monte Carlo. Provodnikov will attempt to be the King of the Ring on Saturday when he and Rodriguez will headline a big night of boxing that is promoted by Golden Gloves and Banner Promotions.

This event is exclusively distributed internationally by boxing rights distributor and sports marketing firm, Protocol Sports Marketing. The company is presently in conversation with broadcasters worldwide to ensure that the November 7 telecast can be seen by sports fans everywhere. No takers in the USA have been announced.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

Antoine Douglas 158.25 vs. Les Sherrington 159.5
Taras Shelestyuk 145.75 vs. Aslanbek Kozaev 147
Keenan Smith 141.75 vs. Benjamin Whitaker 146.25
O’Shaquie Foster 136.5 vs. Sam Teah 137

Venue: Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC)
Promoter: Banner/GH3
TV: Showtime

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November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Boxing trainer Freddie Roach talks about a comeback for former UFC champ Georges St. Pierre

Freddie Roach claims Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather will fight again

“I’m a prisoner in my own body but my mind is good,” says Muhammad Ali.



November 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Los Angeles

Photos: Golden Boy Promotions

Martin Honorio 137.2 vs Miguel Angel Huerta 139.4
Joet Gonzalez 123 vs Marcos Rios 123.2
Jonathan Navarro 144.6 vs Shaun Henson 148.5
Hector Tanajara Jr. 134.4 vs Ricardo Alvarado 138.2
Damon Allen 136.4 vs Oscar Santana 136.2
Alan Campa 162 vs Paul Valenzuela 162

Venue: Belasco Theater, Los Angeles, California
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
TV: Estrella TV

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November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bradley-Rios Final Press Conference

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr. and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios hosted their final press conference Thursday afternoon at Wynn Las Vegas. Also on hand were two-time Olympic gold medalist and WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (4-1, 2 KOs) and his challenger Romulo Koasicha (24-4, 14 KOs).

The HBO-televised fight card takes place Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center, located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Timothy Bradley: I’m more than ready for this fight. I prepared very well mentally, physically, spiritually. I’m well in tuned. I’m just focused for this. Everything that’s said here today doesn’t mean anything. The only thing that matters is what goes on and happens in that ring Saturday night. I know now that I have control of that. I have control of me. Teddy has taught me that. If I have control of myself and we do what we trained to do, I should come out victorious.

Brandon Rios: I’m just ready for this fight. It’s about time I got back in the ring. I know people are saying Timothy Bradley’s punch drunk…that don’t mean stuff to me. I’m training for the best Timothy Bradley out there…I still got the fire in me. I’m still young. I got a lot of gas in my tank. I’m not going nowhere yet…if he wants to box we’re ready for that. If he wants to brawl, we’re ready for that. We’re ready for anything he brings to the table.

Teddy Atlas (Bradley’s trainer): I think they got the odds wrong. We did not prepare for a 5:1 underdog. We prepared for a guy that’s even money. We are as prepared as possible and we’ll show it Saturday night.

Robert Garcia (Rios’ trainer): We’re just ready for a great fight. Brandon followed instructions, did everything he was supposed to do and Saturday night he’ll show the world what we’re talking about.

Vasyl Lomachenko: I hope my opponent prepared for this bout real good because he just announced that he wants to show the whole world who he is. So we’ll see on Saturday night.

Romulo Koasicha: Lomachenko is a great fighter and I am too. Many people don’t know me, but this Saturday they’ll see who Romulo Koasicha is! photos



November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

2015 WBC Convention Closing Ceremonies

Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The World Boxing Council’s 53rd annual convention closed today at the InterContinental Hotel. 750 members of the world boxing community were in attendance – 550 who traveled from abroad and 200 from China.

WBC President Mauricio Suliaman opened the morning’s general assembly meeting by saying, “I am very proud of the champions that have come here and shared this week with us. They’re family men, kind, and we’ve seen how they are this week with their beautiful wives – Badou Jack, Leo Santa Cruz, Viktor Postol, Gennady Golovkin – and our female champion, Raja Amasheh. I would not like to miss any names, but simply, boxers who are with the WBC are our pride. I’m very proud of you, Badou, and very proud of all of you who have been with us this week. We hope that you carry back the understanding of what the WBC is, what we’re made of, what kind of family we are. You go out and represent the WBC in every single day that you go through life. That’s one of my major, major satisfactions – to have witnessed the beauty of our current boxers, the way they are in their life.

“To have given Floyd Mayweather the Lifetime Achievement Award and the official farewell to a great career was also a highlight for us because Floyd, without a doubt, has been one of the most loyal and closest fighters to the WBC, and to all of us, in his 17 years as champion. (more…)



November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Back at MotorCity Casino-Hotel

By Bob Ryder

Boxing returns to the Sound Board theater inside the MotorCity Casino-Hotel in Detroit on Thursday November 12. Promoter Greg Ahrens in association with the MotorCity Casino-Hotel, has a scheduled card of ten bouts lined up with Carlos Llinas making the matches. Local favorites Pete Cantu (17-7-1, 10 KO’s) and Willie Fortune “500” (19-2-0, 10 KO’s) share the co main events. Cantu ends his nearly four year retirement to give it at least one more try as he tangles with old foe Eric Hall (7-9, 3 KO’s) in a scheduled six for these super welterweights. “Pistol Pete” stopped Hall in the final round of their 2008 contest. In a co-main event middleweight eight rounder Willie Fortune takes on Dedrick Bell (12-25-1, 7 KO’s) of Memphis. Bell was last seen in these parts going the distance in dropping a decision to Detroit’s undefeated Ronnie Austion. Fortune always entertains with his volume punching style.

Also on the card is Darryl Cunningham (30-8, 11 KO’s) taking on Jeremy Marts (12-19, 9 KO’s) in a middleweight match up , super welters Alejandro Hernandez (4-1-1 2 KO’s) vs Chris Tickle (pro debut), and light heavyweights Anthony Sims (6-0, 5 KO’s) vs Robert Guerra (2-1, 1 KO). Five more scheduled four rounders featuring some new faces on the pro boxing scene round out the program.

Tickets for “Night of Knockouts VI” are available at ticketmaster.com or at the Sound Board box office or at motorcitycasino.com.
Doors: 7 PM
First Bout: 7:30 PM



November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Hyppolite recharged and ready

By Dave Spencer

In a sport that at the best of times is filled with more stops and starts than a rainy NASCAR race, five months seems like an insignificant amount of time, but after four fights in less than year all going ten or more rounds, #7 ranked (WBC) super-middleweight Schiller Hyppolite needed a break.

“I took three months off because I needed to focus on other things in my life,” the Montreal fighter who returns to action Friday told Fightnews. “Everything is definitely better now because I took the time to fix a few things. I moved apartments, I went back to school, I’ve fixed everything and everything is better. My batteries are definitely recharged.”

It could very well be the calm before the storm as Hyppolite (16-1 10KO) meets Victor Palacios (12-10-2 8KO) as the co main-event Friday in Trois Rivieres, Quebec before coming back to Montreal less than a month later to headline. “He’s not a complicated boxer but he’s strong,” says the Hatian born fighter about his Mexican opponent. “I know he’s going to make me work, he’s not that easy.” (more…)



November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Washington D.C.

Photo: Eric Bottjer/Roc Nation

Javier “El Chino” Flores 146.2 vs. Jaime Herrera 145.2
(For the vacant WBC USNBC welterweight championship)

Venue: Washington D.C. Hilton
Promoter: Fight for Children
Date: Nov. 5

Tonight is the 26th annual “Fight Night” event for the Fight For Children non-profit organization at the Washington D.C. Hilton. Nearly 2,000 heavyweights of business, government, philanthropy, sports, and entertainment will gather for an evening of fundraising to benefit the health and education of at-risk children in D.C. and Baltimore area. (more…)



November 5th, 2015

UFC

Corey Anderson: 100 Percent Fighter

Corey Anderson is one of the top young fighters in the UFC today, a light heavyweight with enormous potential who, if you recall, didn’t even want to fight after finishing up his college wrestling career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT SAO PAULO is LIVE ON FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 7 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 5th, 2015

Boxing News

GIANT Video Report: Miguel Cotto Media Day

Video: Ed Keenan/EMC Events

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) hosted Media Day at Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles ahead of his Nov. 21 middleweight world championship showdown against former WBC and WBA super welterweight world champion Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs).

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