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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Boxing News

No Mas – The truth finally revealed?

By Arvin Nundloll
Photo: ESPN 30 for 30

Nothing captured the nation more so than the intense rivalry between Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard. ESPN decided to find out what happened during the rematch between Duran and Leonard and the infamous words, No Mas.

The documentary, produced by Eric Drath, takes viewers on Sugar Ray Leonard’s journey to Panama to uncover the truth behind Roberto Duran’s decision to quit abruptly during their eagerly anticipated rematch. The film covers the buildup to their second fight and the factors surrounding Duran during his preparation.

Drath gives the audience versions of events from the media, celebrities and even a passionate Iron Mike Tyson. Visiting Panama for the first time, Leonard discusses that controversial in New Orleans where Leonard humiliated and destroyed Duran and eventually made him quit in the eighth round. (more…)



October 14th, 2013



UFC

In Their Own Words: Cain vs. JDS III

At UFC 166 on Saturday, October 19, the world heavyweight title is on the line when Cain Velasquez defends his crown against Junior dos Santos in the third meeting between the two heavyweight stars. Read on for their thoughts on their stellar careers . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Provodnikov finishes camp at Grudge in Denver

By Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing
Photos: Michael V. Ornelas

Ruslan ‘The Siberian Rocky’ Provodnikov finished up his training camp in the Rockies at the Grudge Training Center in Denver, Colorado. He looked very explosive and sharp in his final sparring session with Giovanni Merceron on Saturday. Provodnikov sparred with Merceron and Manny Perez on Tuesday and then Merceron again on Thursday in addition to Saturday, getting acclimated to the elevation in the Mile High City. Merceron did well to hold his own but Provodnikov is relentless in his attack and he generates great power with his hooks and right cross.

When asked about Provodnikov’s power Merceron replied, “Oh yeah, you can feel his power, even on shots you catch. He missed with a left hook and I felt the wind of the punch and was glad I had gotten out of the way. He can punch.” (more…)



October 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Former super flyweight champion and now boxing jack-of-all trades Diego “Pelucho” Morales dusted off his promotional license once again and presented a low-key for Tijuana standards club show on Saturday night. With the Bradley-Marquez fight as the hook to bring people into the famous Olivaritos Restaurant and Bar in the center of Tijuana’s downtown district, PM Promotions staged three amateur fights and five pro bouts featuring a number of the city’s start ups. In the main event, Tijuana light welterweight Rafael Cobos (13-4-5, 3KOs) reappeared to take a hard earned unanimous decision against journeyman Cesar “Calibre” Sanchez (3-13-3) in a six rounder.

Cobos, who looks to soon be fighting under the Thompson Boxing banner, had not fought since scoring a controversial draw against 14-1 Alberto Beltran in a eight rounder that many saw the Tijuana fighter win last May.

This time he took on Sanchez who despite his less than desirable record is known as one of the city’s toughest outs. Cobos came out quick and hard at the starting bell trying to take advantage of the short notice Sanchez had for the fight. Cobos was able to push his opponent against the ropes but Sanchez was able to score well despite retreating. The pace was a quick one as Cobos kept pushing forward looking for the knock out as Sanchez used his experience to survive. (more…)



October 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Promoter Tomasz Babilonski discusses the Underground Boxing Show in Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Babilon Promotion

“For the last five years, the “Underground Boxing Show,” 400 feet deep in the old salt mine is my special project. Something unique, that can happen only here in Wieliczka,” says Tomasz Babilonski, CEO of Babilion Promotions, before his signature event on October 19.

This year’s edition will receive Guinness Book of Records certification and – among 6 other bouts – will feature undefeated heavyweight prospect Krzysztof Zimnoch (16-0, 12 KOs) against Canada’s Art Binkowski (16-3, 11 KOs) and WBO #6 rated cruiserweight Krzysztof Głowacki (19-0, 12 KOs) against former WBA champion, Richard Hall (30-13, 28 KO). The “Underground Boxing Show” is co-promoted by Ulrich KnockOut Promotions. (more…)



October 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Professional boxing makes a comeback in Albany, New York, after a year-and-a-half. More

Is Timothy Bradley worthy of a shot at Floyd Mayweather? The LA Times takes a look. More

Philly pride Danny Garcia no longer an underdog: More

Former champ Nathan Cleverly considers moving up to cruiserweight. More



October 14th, 2013

Boxing News

Rigondeaux-Agbeko is on HBO December 7

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that Top Rank will present an HBO-televised tripleheader from Atlantic City on December 7. The show will be headlined by WBA/WBO super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0, 8 KOs) against former IBF champion Joseph “King King” Agbeko (29-4, 22 KOs). The other bouts feature a great jr middleweight showdown between unbeaten Glen Tapia (20-0, 12 KOs) and all action slugger James Kirkland (31-1, 27 KOs), plus middleweight Matthew Macklin (29-5, 20 KOs against Willie Nelson (21-1-1, 12 KOs).



October 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Sunrise, Florida

Bt Phil Doherty
Photos: Kareen Murray

Jermell Charlo 153.8 vs Jose Angel Rodriguez 151.6
Jeffrey Fontanez 138 vs Gerardo Zayas 136
Errol Spence Jr 146.8 vs Emmanuel Lartey 147
Rau’shee Warren 122.8 vs Jhon Molina 123.8
Willie Jones 145.8 vs Jose Angel Segura 147.8
Martin Lagunas Jr 142.2 vs Larry Yanez 144.6

Venue: BB&T Center, Sunrise FL
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions
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October 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Hughie Fury still unbeaten

Heavyweight Hughie Fury (11-0, 6 KOs) won a six round decision over late sub Hrvoje Kisicek (4-6, 1 KO) Sunday at Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, on a Mitchell Sports Promotions card. The 19-year-old was back in the ring just two weeks after outclassing Dorian Darch. Targeting the famous record of Mike Tyson to become the youngest ever world heavyweight champion, Hughie has been training and sparring the likes of his older cousin Tyson Fury, former IBF world cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham and “Fast” Eddie Chambers. Fury is scheduled to return November 8.



October 13th, 2013

UFC

Defining Wins: Cain Velasquez

He’s at the top of the heavyweight mountain, and on Saturday, October 19, Cain Velasquez will look to stay there when he faces Junior Dos Santos for the third time. Before this highly-anticipated UFC 166 rematch takes place, let’s look back at how Velasquez got here . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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Coming up next: UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos is LIVE on PPV from Houston, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more.



October 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley-Marquez scorecard analysis

By Miguel Maravilla

All three judges agreed that WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley won rounds two, five, six and seven, and that Juan Manuel Marquez won round nine. Judge Robert Hoyle (115-113 Bradley) gave seven of the first eight rounds to Bradley, then gave the last four to Marquez. Judge Patricia Morse Jarman (116-112 Bradley) and Glenn Feldman (115-113 Marquez) scored all but one round the same through nine rounds and had the fight close. Feldman had Marquez up 86-85 and Jarman had Bradley up 86-85. Feldman gave rounds ten and eleven to Marquez and round twelve to Bradley. Jarman gave the last three rounds to Bradley. Entering the last round, Bradley was ahead 106-103 on two cards and Marquez was ahead 106-103 on the third card, so even a knockdown in the final stanza wouldn’t have changed the outcome.

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October 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley: I don’t think the fight was close / Marquez: The judges did it again, when you come to Vegas you need a KO

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

“I was able to control him with my jab. I like to fight but I had to listen to my corner. I had to stay smart. I had to box to get the win,” WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley said at the post fight press conference following his split decision win over Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night in Las Vegas.

“Marquez is a big puncher,” continued Bradley. “I felt his punch in the first round when he dazed me with a left hook. He made adjustments landing that right hand…I didn’t think the fight was close. I felt I controlled the fight. I was confident about getting my hand raised for the most part.”

Marquez stated, “Once again we came prepared to give a good fight. I think the people saw a good performance and the judges did it again. We are happy with the performance. When you come to Vegas you need to get a knockout. The judges are more dangerous than the opponents. I want to thank all the Mexican people who came.” (more…)



October 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Rose, Coley prevail on NorCal cards

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Manuel Rose (4-0) of San Leandro posted a six-round unanimous decision over Moris Rodriquez (4-3-1) of Chico in their junior-welterweight main event Saturday night at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento. The card — Roseville’s Placer County Fairgrounds being the other — was one of two neighboring shows featuring largely Northern California preliminary-level prospects.

Other Red Lion results: Rod Hernandez UD-4 over Kevin Howard, heavyweights; Edward Ramirez TKO-1 over Ojayland Brown, heavyweights; Ryan Bourland TKO-2 over Albert Avina, cruiserweights; Christian Navarro MD-4 over Mario Ayala, bantamweights. Unbeaten lightweight Max Becerra of Vacaville, advertised for a highlight bout, was left idle, according to promoter Nasser Niavaroni, because when his scheduled opponent missed the weigh-in and no substitute could be found.

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In Roseville, it was Aaron Coley (8-0) of Hayward TKO-3 over Mike Alexander (2-9-3) of Antioch in the main event, junior-middleweights; LaRon Mitchell KO-1 over Blue DeLong, heavyweights; Alberto Torres TKO-3 over Percy Peterson, junior-lightweights; Aldwayne Simpson UD-4 over Luis Lugo, junior-welterweights; Miguel Lopez majority draw-4 with Luis Cruz, junior-middleweights; John Abella TKO-4 over Christian Cartier, featherweights.



October 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Bergman blasts out Smith, Salka victorious

Southpaw Jason Bergman (21-10 14 KOs) captured the vacant NABA-US Heavyweight Title by 1st round knockout over previously unbeaten John L. Smith (13-1-1) Saturday night at the Green Tree Sports Complex in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bergman landed a looping left dropping Smith early in the initial stanza. After Smith beat the count, Bergman proceeded to land a barrage of punches sending Smith to the canvas again for several minutes. The official time of the stoppage was 1:59.

WBA #15 “Lightning” Rod Salka (18-2) defended his NABA-US lightweight strap via a ten round unanimous decision over Ryan Belasco (18-6). Scores were 99-91, 97-93, 96-94; no knockdowns were recorded. (more…)



October 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Bradley edges Marquez, Salido KOs Cruz, Lomachenko KOs Rivera

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round split decision over 40-year-old four-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez (55-7-1, 40 KOs) on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. In a tactical battle between counter punchers, the younger, quicker Bradley usually able to get off first. Marquez did well in exchanges, which were far fewer than he wanted. Marquez had his best round in round nine as he rattled Bradley. Marquez continued to come on down the stretch, but it was too little, too late. Bradley almost floored Marquez with a left hook in a late flurry in the waning seconds. Scores were 115-113 Marquez, 116-112, 115-113 Bradley.

“I came to win,” said Marquez after the fight. “I felt that I did win. The judges took it away from me. I did my job. I’ve been robbed six times in my career.”

In a clash for the vacant WBO featherweight title, former champion Orlando Salido (40-12-2, 28 KOs) scored a seventh round KO over Orlando Cruz (20-3-1, 10 KOs) to regain the belt. Salido was in command all the way as he aggressively pressured the fleet-footed Cruz, who made worldwide headlines as the first openly gay pro boxer. Salido finally laid out Cruz in round seven with an overhand right. Time was 1:05.

In his pro debut, two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko (1-0, 1 KO) scored an impressive fourth round KO over world rated Jose Ramirez (25-3, 15 KOs). Southpaw Lomachenko had Ramirez on the deck with a body shot in the first minute and was in command until he dropped Ramirez with another body shot for the count in round four. Lomachenko wins the WBO International featherweight title and is aiming to fight for a world championship in his next fight. Time was 2:59. (more…)



October 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Reveco retains WBA title with technical decision

WBA flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (32-1, 17 KOs) retained his title by eighth round technical decision “Matemático” Núñez (26-4, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Gustavo Toro Rodriguez in San Martin, Mendoza, Argentina. The bout was sent to the cards after Reveco sustained a deep cut over his right eye in round eight. Scores were 80-71, 80-71, 80-71, all for Reveco.



October 13th, 2013

Boxing Result

Pollito Ceja TKOs Goofy Montes for WBC silver

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former world title challenger Julio “Pollito” Ceja (25-1, 23 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Juan José “Goofy” Montes (23-4-2, 14 KOs) in a clash for the vacant WBC bantamweight silver belt on Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.

In other action, former female world champion Mariana “Barbie” Juarez (38-7-3, 16 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Buakaew Onesongchaigym (6-2-1, 0 KOs) in a fight for the WBC international female super flyweight belt and light flyweight Juan “Churritos” Hernandez (23-3, 16 KOs) stopped Saul “Baby” Juarez (18-3, 11 KOs).



October 13th, 2013

Boxing News

Vivian Harris surprises Danny “Bhoy” O’Connor

In yet another scoring travesty in Pennsylvania, Vivain Harris won a split decision much to the surprise of the sold-out crowd at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia over Danny O’Connor. O’Connor, (23-2, 7 KOs) pressed the action throughout, working behind a jab and showed outstanding defense, picking off or slipping the single shots thrown by Harris, (31-9, 19 KOs). Although O’Connor was never able to hurt Harris, his effective aggression and accuracy appeared to be enough to win easily. Once again, very odd scoring was the case with one judge giving O’Connor the fight by a 100-90 shutout, a second 99-91 for Harris with the deciding vote 96-94 for the jubilant Harris, who entered the bout with a 1-6-1 record in his last eight. (more…)



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Monday Night Fights undercard set

In a clash of unbeaten fighters, 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (8-0, 7 KOs) will be back in the ring on Monday against fellow undefeated welterweight Emmanuel “Ice Cold” Lartey (16-0, 8 KOs) in the Golden Boy Live! eight-round co-main event on the FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Unbeaten junior middleweight Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (21-0, 10 KOs) faces southpaw Jose Angel “Silver Boy” Rodriguez (17-2-1, 2 KOs) as previously announced in the ten round main event.

Also on six-bout card are Spence Jr.’s Olympic teammate Rau’shee Warren (15-0, 3 KOs), who will face Michael Ruiz Jr. (9-3-1, 3 KOs) in an eight-round contest, and undefeated hot prospect Jeffrey Fontanez (12-0, 9 KOs) vs. TBA. Willie Jones (2-0, 1 KO) vs. Jose Angel Segura (2-4-2, 1 KO) and Martin Lagunas Jr. (0-0) vs. Larry Yanez (3-6-2) will complete the action in a pair of welterweight four-rounders.

The event will also feature a special guest appearance by boxing superstar and former world champion Roy Jones Jr.



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

After a lull, Showtime Boxing will be back in the game in late 2013

By Karl Freitag

After hitting it out of the park with the Mayweather-Alvarez pay-per-view on September 14th, Showtime Boxing has largely conceded the prime boxing months of October and November to rival HBO, which is currently on a sensational run of ten boxing telecasts in eleven weeks. Showtime, on the other hand, is in the midst of a nine week dry spell with only one announced boxing telecast (Bernard Hopkins vs. Karo Murat on October 26). The CBS-owned premium network will, however, finally awaken from their slumber to close the year strong with three straight shows beginning November 30, with at least two of those telecasts going head-to-head with HBO.

The lineup:

November 30 – Showtime
Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter
Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cesar Seda
Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas

December 7 – Showtime
Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi
Erislandy Lara vs. Austin Trout
Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell
Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

December 14 – Showtime PPV
Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana
Carlos Molina vs. Victor Ortiz
Keith Thurman vs. Jesus Soto Karass
Alfredo Angulo vs. Jorge Melendez
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas



October 12th, 2013

Boxing Result

Results from St. Charles, MO; Young stays unbeaten

By Brian Grammer and Clint Rosser at ringside
Photo: Bob Barton

Friday night the crowd was on the edge of their seats at St. Charles, Mo’s Ameristar Casino and Spa as Rumble Time Promotions presented a fight card featuring some of the St. Louis region’s finest talent.

Stephon Young, a featherweight amateur phenom, stayed undefeated as a professional, scoring a four round decision victory over a game Zach Hubbard. Now 6-0-1 with 2 KOs, Young used his superior hand speed to keep Hubbard (0-1) off-balance for most of the contest. Flashing a lightning-quick lead left, Young put his punches together in combination and continually popped his opponent in the midsection with a stinging right hook. The solid performance won over all three judges, each of them turning in a score of 40-36. (more…)



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley: Just like the U.S. government, I am going to shut down Juan Manuel Marquez

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

In the lead up to tonight’s pay-per-view showdown with four-division champion and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez, unbeaten WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (30-0, 12 KOs), trainer Joel Diaz and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum participated in a teleconference to discuss the fight with reporters. Topics discussed included the residual effects of Bradley’s previous life-and-death fight with Ruslan Providnikov, why Bradley chose to fight Marquez rather than a more lucrative fight with Manny Pacquiao, concerns over the judges, sparring with Lucas Matthysse, random drug testing and much more. Continued…



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Irish Eyes are smiling on Philly, O’Connor fights former champ Harris

By Matt Thompson
Photo: DiBella Entertainment

Three top prospects from Ireland will make their US debuts on Saturday, October 12th on the undercard of the highly intriguing matchup between welterweight contender Danny “B’hoy” O’Connor and former world champ Vicious Vivian Harris at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia.

O’Connor, riding high on a nine-bout winning streak will take the biggest step in his career against the power-punching former WBA/WBA welterweight champion Harris. A win over Harris (30-19-2, 19 KOs) will bring O’Connor (23-1, 7 KOs) to the next level in his career, which has been red-hot in 2013, fighting in his fifth bout of the year. Managed by Ken Casey of the well-known Celtic Punk/Rock band The Dropkick Murphys, O’Connor has worked hard to increase his visibility and fan base in his native Boston, having his last nine fights in the Boston area since joining forces with Casey. (more…)



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Nader puts EU Title on the line

October 26 will be a first for Marcos Nader (17-0-1, 2 KOs). On that date, the Austrian middleweight will have his premiere title defense. Back in April, the 23-year-old secured the EU Championship with a win over Roberto Santos. In Oldenburg, Germany he will once again lock horns with a Spaniard when he meets Luis Crespo (9-5-1, 4 KOs) inside the ring. The Sauerland Event show at the EWE Arena Oldenburg also sees Arthur Abraham, Jack Culcay and Robert Woge in title-action.



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Roman Morales still unbeaten

Gary Shaw Productions presented another night of boxing on Friday night at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. In the main event, Roman Morales (17-0, 10 KOs) defeated Robert Castaneda (20-4-1, 15 KOs) by way of unanimous decision to retain his “Central Coast Championship.” In the early rounds Morales was using his superior boxing skills to get in position to land his shots. Castaneda was confused as Morales was switching stances throughout the fight. Morales dropped Castaneda in round five and everything was going his way. Things changed in round seven when Morales got caught with a left hook to the head. Morales gained his composure, but Castaneda gained confidence going into the final rounds. But Morales got back in control and finished off the fight landing hard blows to the head and body. Scorecards read 97-91 across the board for Morales. (more…)



October 12th, 2013

Boxing News

Mabait finishes Garcia in one

Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

WBO #10 bantamweight Marvin “Good Boy” Mabait (19-1-2, 13 KOs) needed just 26 seconds to put away Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (18-5-1, 9 KOs) in a clash scheduled for twelve rounds on Friday night at the popular Salon Jose Cuervo in Mexico City. A grazing left/right combination by the Filipino laid out Garcia for the count as Mabait claimed the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt. Garcia apparently suffered a problem with his left eye. Mabait could be in line to face WBO Champion Tomoki Kameda in December.

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October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Monroe defeats Alvarez in Memphis

Middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. scored a workmanlike six round unanimous decision over Miguel Alvarez to capture the Mid-South and UBC Middleweight title at the New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tennessee. Monroe, Jr. who is promoted by D3 Boxing had a decided speed advantage over Alvarez, who showed an iron chin. Alvarez actually received a standing ovation from the crowd for the grit that he showed during the fight. Monroe Jr. ups his record to 15-1. Alvarez is 4-9. (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing Result

Vargas wins war with Nahr, Magaleno impresses

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Mary Ann Owen

Unbeaten Las Vegas welterweight Jessie Vargas (23-0, 9 KOs) scored a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over game Ray Narh (26-4, 21 KOs), of Corona, New York by way of Ghana in the “Solo Boxeo Tecate” ten round welterweight main event from the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Vargas scored a knockdown in the closing seconds to punctuate a 98-91, 98-91, 97-92 win.

In the super bantamweight co-main event, Jessie Magdaleno (17-0, 12 KOs) of Las Vegas stopped Raul Hidalgo (19-10, 14 KOs) of Mexico round three of a scheduled six round bout. (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Weights from Sacramento, Calif

Courtesy Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Moris Rodriquez 140 vs. Manuel Rose 142
Rodney Hernandez 227 vs. Kevin Howard 264
Mario Ayala 119 vs. Christian Navarro 119
Ojaland Brown 229 vs. Edward Ramirez 226
Ryan Bourland 180 vs. Albert Avina 192

Venue: Red Lion Woodlake Hotel
Date: Oct. 12, 2013
Promoter: Nasser Niavaroni



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Tarver, 44, aiming for November ring return

Photo: Robert Hughes

44-year-old former world champion Antonio Tarver is planning to return to the ring in late November. “The Magic Man” is currently looking to land a fight in his native State of Florida. Nothing is set at the moment, but Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez confirmed to Fightnews.com that it’s possible Tarver could fight on a “Golden Boy Live” card taking place on November 25 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, California.

Tarver has been out of the ring since a June 2012 draw with Lateef Kayode in an IBO cruiserweight championship fight that was later changed to a no decision after Tarver tested positive for an anabolic steroid, which he maintains was a false positive. He was suspended for one year and fined by the California Commission and dropped by Showtime from a promising career as a fight analyst.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Stevenson-Bellew set for November 30 on HBO

Moments ago, promoter Yvon Michel announced that the clash between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and mandatory challenger Tony Bellew is “100% made.” The card, which will take place at The Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, fills in the November 30 date on the upcoming Boxing TV schedule, which is now solid through December 14. Word is that WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will make his first defense against Ismail Sillakh in the co-feature. HBO will televise. Press conferences to announce the details will be held next Thursday in both Quebec City and Montreal.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

6th Annual Briscoe Awards set for Sunday

Report/photos: John DiSanto/phillyboxinghistory.com

The 6th Annual Briscoe Awards are set to happen this Sunday, October 13, 2013, at 2PM. The free public event honors the best of the Philadelphia fight scene, and brings together the boxers of today, past local greats, other boxing people, and fight fans.

The main event of the day is the presentation of both the Briscoe Award, a statuette of the late 1970′s legend Bennie Briscoe, and the brand new Briscoe Medal, a medallion with Briscoe’s face on the front, and the Liberty Bell on the back. Awards are given in seven categories.

Going home with the original Briscoe Award Statuette are Danny Garcia (2012 Philly Fighter of the Year), and Bryant Jennings and Maurice Byarm (for the 2012 Philly Fight of the Year). Briscoe Medals will be presented in five categories: 2012 Performance of the Year (Steve Cunningham), 2012 KO of the Year (Garrett Wilson), 2012 Prospect of the Year (Bryant Jennings), 2012 Rookie of the Year (Jesse Hart), and 2012 Amateur of the Year (Rasheen Brown). (more…)



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Judah-Malignaggi is on for December 7

Former two-division world champions Zab “Super” Judah and Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi will officially announce their December 7 welterweight fight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York next Tuesday. The fight will be televised live on Showtime.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

SES card postponed after sparring injuries

SES Boxing’s “Heavy Boys” boxing card planned for October 25th in Frankfurt/Oder was postponed after the two main fighters, light heavyweight Robin Krasniqi and heavyweight Steffen Kretschmann (who had recently signed with SES) were injured in their sparring yesterday. Krasnigi suffered a broken nose and Kretschmann suffered a deep cut over the left eye.

This is the first time we’ve had such bad luck at an event,” said SES-Promoter Ulf Steinforth. “Two injured athletes – and almost at the same time – this is really a disaster. We’ve set the gears in motion to quickly reschedule “Heavy Boys.” The new date will be announced in the coming days.”

The card features heavyweight title challenger against Francesco Pianta vs. Brian Minto, Robin Krasniqi vs. Oleksandr Cherviak for the WBO European light heavy belt and the SES Boxing debut of Steffen Kretschmann.



October 11th, 2013

Boxing News

Bradley, Marquez, Salido, Cruz make weight

By Miguel Maravilla at the scale
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Timothy Bradley 146 vs. Juan Manuel Marquez 144.5
(WBO welterweight championship)

Orlando Salido 126 vs. Orlando Cruz 125
(WBO welterweight championship)

Vasyl Lomachenko 125 vs. Jose Ramirez 126.5
Seanie Monaghan 174 vs. Anthony Smith 175.5
Kenny Abril 146.5 vs. Brad Solomon 146
Mikael Zewski 147.5 vs. Alberto Herrera 147.5
Jun Doliguez 126 vs. Giovanni Caro TBD
Eric Watkins 175 vs. Trevor McCumby TBD

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

Note: Jose Ramirez returned later and weighed in at 125.6 lbs. He needed to come in under the 126lb featherweight limit as Ramirez-Lomachenko is for the WBO International title.

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October 11th, 2013




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