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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Pulev vs. Peter public workout

Photos: LAP Images Kubrat Pulev (23-1, 12 KOs) and Samuel Peter (36-5, 29 KOs) performed a public workout today at the Park Center ...

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Haye and Bellew pulled apart at fiery press conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew had to be separated at the launch press conference for their Heavyweight blockbuster on March 4 at ...

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Jesus Cuellar, Abner Mares Media Day

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Boxing News

Drozd out with injury, Makabu-Bellew to clash for vacant WBC cruiserweight belt

On April 8th, WBC cruiserweight champion Grigory Drozd (40-1, 28 KOs) was due to defend against mandatory challenger Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs). Unfortunately, Drozd suffered another training injury which will prevent him from fighting for some months and the bout was cancelled for the second time. As a result, the WBC Board of Governors unanimously voted to name Drozd champion in recess while he is recovering. Makabu will now face Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOa) in the UK with the vacant WBC cruiserweight title on the line.



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Redkach returns April 19 on FS1

Lightweight contender Ivan Redkach (19-1, 15 KOs) will face Luis Cruz (22-4, 16 KOs)in a 10-round headlining event on Tuesday, April 19 on FS1 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, PA. In other televised fights, both entertaining-looking eight-round middleweight showdowns, unbeaten brawler Immanuwel Aleem (15-0, 9 KOs) takes on Jonathan Cepeda (17-1, 15 KOs), and Kyrone Davis (10-0, 4 KOs) will face former Olympian Junior Castillo (9-0, 9 KOs).



March 16th, 2016


Boxing News

Bradley: I’m back on that meat

Photo: Top Rank

Photo: Top Rank


By Karl Freitag

After suffering leg injuries in his first two clashes with Manny Pacquiao, former world champion Timothy Bradley thinks the cause may have been his vegetarian diet before those bouts. “I’m eating meat now, so that’s a good thing,” Bradley said today. “I’m back on that meat. I’m eating fish and chicken and steak once a week, so I think that has a lot to do with it. I just want to be able to fight this guy, Manny Pacquiao, with a great gameplan without being injured at all and see what happens.”

As for this being Pacquiao’s final fight, Bradley stated, “Honestly, I don’t really care.”

Regarding Pacman’s recent comments about gay people that caused a firestorm, Bradley stated, “I really don’t want to get into that. That’s pretty much irrelevant to boxing…I love all people.”



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Briggs: Fury beat Klitschko because of me

Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs is in England looking to track down Tyson Fury, David Haye and Anthony Joshua. Briggs, holding court in front of Buckingham Palace, told Sky Sports that heavyweight champion Tyson Fury owes him a debt of gratitude. “(Fury) should be calling me, thanking me. It was because of me he beat Klitschko…I rattled his cage for two years. He was done. I chased him down. ‘Wherever you go, I go. Whatever you do, I do. You train, I train. Wherever you eat, wherever you sleep, I’m coming to find you. I’m the champ!'”



March 16th, 2016


Boxing News

Boxing Notes

An April clash between heavyweights Dominic Breazeale and Chris Arreola is off after Arreola broke his right ankle when getting out of his car.

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell has announced that he’ll be back in action on Spike TV April 29 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Anthony (28-1-1, 22 KOs) will face Caleb Truax (26-2-2, 16 KOs), while brother Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KOs) will take on Blake Caparello (22-2-1, 6 KOs).

Dmitriy Salita-promoted featherweight Alex Miskirtchian (26-4-1, 10 KOs) will face Vireol Simion (19-1, 9 KOs) for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title on Friday night in Bucharest, Romania.

Main Events added another middleweight to their stable with the signing of “The Terminator” Virgilijus Stapulionis (17-3-1, 13 KOs).



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Sacramento back in ring scene

By Jim Jenkins, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee

Sacramento, once a hub for professional boxing, will host its first show in nearly a year on Friday, March 25, at the DoubleTree hotel.

With the days of former local world champions, Tony Lopez (now a candidate for mayor), Loreto Garza, Bobby Chacon and Willie Jorrin long past, Sacramento is no longer is a hot bed for fights, minus a star boxer to rally around. Consequently, the major backers of those fighters, led by Don Chargin, seldom show cards in California’s capital city. The gap is only occasionally filled at smaller venues.

Promoter Nasser Niavaroni from nearby Roseville, whose background includes training and managing fighters in the area, is stepping into the Sacramento boxing card void after a long promotional absence of his own by headlining two promising Vacaville prospects on the March 25 show. They are light-heavyweight Ryan Bourland (8-1) and super-bantamweight Adam Fiel (8-0), who will appear in feature matches. Their opponents are still being ironed out. Among other area fighters on the undercard, to begin at 7:30 p.m., are super-bantamweight Mario Ayala and heavyweight Blake McKernan of Sacramento and heavyweight Derek Williams of Yuba City.

Five amateur bouts will open the show at 6 p.m. The public weigh-in for all fighters will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at the DoubleTree. Advance tickets are available at ShowClix online.



March 16th, 2016

UFC

The fighter inside has brought the Bosse back to UFC

For a guy that has spent a tick shy of 30 seconds in the Octagon, Steve Bosse has had a pretty eventful UFC career . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

The results are in: Podgorski re-elected

By Johnny B’

While most the attention on Tuesday was on the Presidential Primaries in Illinois and other states, there was another election of note to the boxing world. International boxing official Pete Podgorski (R) was re-elected in the race for Committeeman in Chicago’s 38th Ward. Podgorski, a former boxer and long-time referee, was originally elected to the post for the 36th Ward in 2012. The City of Chicago was later re-zoned leaving him in the 38th Ward. After receiving the most votes in a field of four candidates, Podgorski will hold the position for the next four years.



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Weights from Montreal

By Dave Spencer

Eric Barrack 239 vs Raymond Olubowale 246.6
(CPBC Heavyweight Title)

Custio Clayton 151.8 vs. Hector Munoz 151.6
Vislan Dalkhaev 121.6 vs. Jorge Reynoso 122
Dario Bredicean 169.6 vs. Francois Miville 169.6
Patrice Volny 165 . Michel Tsalla 168.8
Marie Eve Dicaire 143.4 vs. Martha Patricia Lara 151
Yoni Sherbatov 124.4 vs. Santos Lira 124.6

Venue: Casino du Montreal
Promoter: Group Yvon Michel (GYM)
First Bell: 7 :00 pm



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Timothy Bradley and Esquiva Falcao join Team Everlast

In November 2015, Everlast announced the formation of Team Everlast which consisted of 20 new and current athletes as part of their new #TeamEverlast initiative and media platform. Everlast announced today that top ranked welterweight Tim Bradley & top ranked Middleweight, Brazilian prospect Esquiva Falcao, will be joining their already stacked roster of athletes which includes current WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and WBC World Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez.

“It is not often that an athlete is privileged to be acknowledged and promoted to represent great companies” Tim Bradley stated. “Those opportunities are always an honor and product of a vision that you fulfill what their integrity is. I am blessed to be able to be a face to what has been known to be the choice of champions. Thank you Everlast, I look forward to many years of collaboration.” (more…)



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Ambunda to challenge for interim WBA belt

By Ron Jackson

Paulus Ambunda from Namibia the current IBO super bantamweight champion faces Moises Flores of Mexico in a challenge for the interim WBA super bantamweight belt in Windhoek, Namibia on May 7. The 35-year-old Ambunda who made his pro debut in June 2007 has an outstanding record of 24 wins with ten inside the distance and only one loss. On March 2 2013 he beat Punglang Sor Singyu on a unanimous 12 round points decision to win the WBO bantamweight belt.

However on August 1 2013 he had to travel to Cebu City in the Philippines to make his first defence against the unbeaten Tomoki Kameda, and was well beaten on points with scores of 118-110; 117-111 and 116-112, to suffer his only loss as a professional.

Since that setback Ambunda has won four fights which included a split decision win over Leandro David Esperante for the vacant IBO super bantamweight belt and a successful defence against Jason Cooper. (more…)



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Carranza aiming to upset “Payasito” on Friday

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WBC Latino super bantamweight champion Isao Carranza (15-6-1, 9 KOs) looks to upset former WBO interim world champion and current contender Alejandro “Payasito” Hernandez (30-11-2, 16 KOs) this Friday at the Blackberry Auditorium in Mexico City. It will be a turf war of sorts as both fighters are Mexico City residents. The bout will be the main event for the spring season finale of Boxeo Telemundo Ford presented by All Star Boxing, Inc. The vacant Mexican domestic super bantamweight title will be on the line.

Carranza dropped a decision to Hernandez nearly two years ago. He feels that he’s a much-improved fighter since their first encounter. Carranza won his first major regional title as a professional last year and a win over Hernandez would catapult his career to new heights. (more…)



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Crolla: Barroso is the most dangerous lightweight on the planet

WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla says he is taking on the most dangerous lightweight on the planet when he defends his WBA World title against Ismael Barroso at the Manchester Arena on May 7. The unbeaten Venezuelan made it 18 KO wins from 19 fights in the paid ranks with a brutal win over Kevin Mitchell at The O2 in December, a win that landed him the interim title and a shot at Crolla.

The champion and challenger met at a press conference in Manchester yesterday and Crolla was quick to pour scorn over both suggestions that he would swerve the dangerous visitor and that he should vacate the title to meet WBO champion Terry Flanagan, with the immediate clash with the mandatory part of the deal to land the rematch with Perez after their controversial first meeting. (more…)



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Frank Warren drops guard to get Terry Flanagan a date with Anthony Crolla

Ricky Burns faces Michele Di Rocco for world super-lightweight title

Legend Les Darcy’s gloves on display

Nonito Donaire talks Pacquiao-Bradley III



March 16th, 2016

UFC

Reasons to watch Fight Night Brisbane Saturday

Before Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz broke records at UFC 196, Frank Mir was one half of the biggest fight of all time against Brock Lesnar . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 16th, 2016

Boxing News

Lipinets KOs Ghvamichava in five

Photos: Dave Nadkarni – Premier Boxing Champions

Unbeaten junior welterweight Sergey Lipinets (9-0, 7 KOs) of Martuk, Kazakhstan thrilled the packed venue at the Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino in Nice, California on Tuesday night with a dramatic fifth-round knockout of Levan “The Wolf” Ghvamichava (16-2-1, 12 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes.

Stalking Ghvamichava from the opening bell, Lipinets found success with a range-finding jab combined with methodical and effective power shots to offset his opponents’ inconsistent attack.

Closing the gaps even narrower between himself and Ghvamichava, Lipinets continued to successfully walk down the Georgian (Russia) native in the fourth round who was unable to avoid the punishing assault.

Lipinets struck gold in the fifth, dropping Ghvamichava with a brutal left hand to the body resulting in a knockout victory at the 1:40 mark of the round. Scores at the time of the stoppage were 39-37 and 38-38 twice for the scheduled ten-rounder. (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Barrios fight off after foe doesn’t make weight

Due to his opponent Erick Martinez failing to make weight, undefeated super-featherweight contender, Mario Barrios (14-0, 8 KOs) will not fight in tonight’s scheduled co-main event showdown on Premier Boxing Champions Toe-to-Toe Tuesdays PBC on FS1. Martinez was four and a half pounds over the contracted weight of 132 pounds.



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Paul Williams returns to boxing as a trainer

"I'm scared all over again, like this is my first fight." – Paul Williams

Former two-time world champion Paul Williams, who’s pro career came to a sudden and tragic end when he was paralyzed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident in May 2012, is back in boxing as a trainer. The popular Williams will work the corner of once-beaten Justin DeLoach (13-1, 7 KOs) when DeLoach faces undefeated super welterweight and local favorite Dillon Cook (16-0, 6 KOs) in the opening eight-round bout of what is now a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader on March 25 from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Okla.

DeLoach is the first boxer to be trained by Williams, the former 154-pound southpaw who has been confined to a wheelchair since the accident.

“I guess I was being selfish at first,” Williams said. “I didn’t want to deal with the fight game. I wanted to be the one fighting. But that changed.”

Williams was reluctant to train fighters for a long time. It was George Peterson, who managed and trained Williams from the time the boxer was a skinny kid with little amateur experience until his career ended, that helped persuade “The Punisher” to return to the ring. Williams trains his pupil at a private gym in his hometown of Aiken, S.C. (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Gilberto Ramirez: This is the fight I have wanted all my life

By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated super middleweight Gilberto “El Zurdo” Ramirez (33-0, 24 KOs) of Mazatlan, Mexico is set to challenge hard-punching WBO super middleweight champion “King” Arthur Abraham (44-4, 29 KOs), of Berlin, Germany by way of Armenia on April 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay Per View. We caught up with Ramirez this past weekend.

“I’m happy to be fighting for a world title. I’m ready, there is four weeks to go for this fight and I am really anxious more than anything,” Ramirez told Fightnews.com. “This is the fight I have wanted all my life. We are going for that world title and coming out winning,”

Ramirez has been in camp training in Southern California with his team Jesus and Hector Zapari and getting quality sparring at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood and The Rock Gym in Carson to prepare for the champ Abraham.

The WBO world champion Abraham is a two-division world champ who has been in the ring with the likes of Jermain Taylor, Carl Froch, Andre Ward, Robert Stieglitz and most recently he pulled off a split decision over tough Englishman Martin Murray. (more…)



March 15th, 2016

UFC

Brown gets call to face Patrick in Brisbane

Brisbane’s own Damien Brown will get the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend when he makes his UFC debut against Alan Patrick at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 20 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Pulev and Chisora to meet in IBF eliminator

Heavyweights Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs) and Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) will meet in a European title fight and IBF world title eliminator on May 7 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. IBF #8 Pulev has recorded back-to-back victories over George Arias and Maurice Harris since failing to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, while #9 rated Chisora has beaten Andras Csomor, Jakov Gospic, Peter Erdos, Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and Beka Lobjanidze following his November 2014 loss to Tyson Fury.

Kubrat Pulev: This is a very important fight for me. I learnt a lot from the Klitschko fight, but now I’m back and stronger than ever. Dereck is a good boxer, but I’m better and I know I can beat him. I’m looking forward to the challenge and the chance to win back the European title. I’m sure the arena in Hamburg will be full of Bulgarians cheering me to victory. I know I have what it takes to be world champion, and next time I’ll be successful, but for now, all my focus is on May 7 and Chisora. This is a fight I can’t afford to lose!

Dereck Chisora: Pulev has been on my radar for a while now. He’s a great athlete and he has my respect, but come fight night, I’m not messing around. I’m coming to mess this guy up. I’m going to outwork him and out strength him. I’ll be all over him from the first bell. I’m excited for the opportunity. This is a chance for me to prove myself against one of the top fighters in the division and get back into a position to challenge for the world title. I’m in great shape. I’m training harder than ever and I’m ready to go. This is going to be one my best fights ever!



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

“MadTown MayHem” in Madison, Wisconsin

By Craig Wick

On Saturday “Supreme Hits Promotions” held a press conference at the Mi Pueblo Restaurant in Waukegan, IL to formally announce their May 7th card, ‘MadTown MayHem’ to be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI. Murid Muhammad, President and CEO, was on hand to introduce several of the fighters who will be seeing action that night. Also in attendance were Juan Curiel, President of the American Boxing Organization (ABO), whose organization will have two of their titles contested in Madison, and former super middleweight contender Anwar Oshana, currently an ABO executive. ESPN Deportes carried the press conference live.

Duarn “The Storm” Vue (8-0-2, 3 KOs) fighting for the vacant ABO American Super Featherweight National Title – “I want to thank ESPN Deportes, FightNews, the ABO, the UBF and WBF, and come May 7th fans can expect a storm, fireworks. Winning the ABO title will be an inspiration for the Hmong people who have supported me.” (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Eubank Jr. ready to dethrone “bland” Blackwell

Chris Eubank Jr. believes British champion Nick Blackwell is merely keeping the throne warm and that on March 26 he will be relieved of his duties and a superior division ruler will be crowned. Blackwell and Eubank Jr. collide at The SSE Arena, Wembley, and the challenger, a former WBA interim world middleweight champion in his own right, is adamant it’s high time for a changing of the guard.

“I don’t care about Nick Blackwell,” he said. “I only care about the British title he possesses. That’s the only reason I’m fighting him.

“He doesn’t impress me as a fighter and he doesn’t excite me as an opponent. I think he’s a very bland character. He’s someone who is not really doing British boxing or the British title any justice whatsoever. It’s not good for boxing if he’s the British champion. They need someone who is really going to fly the flag and inspire and excite people. That’s not him. I’m going to take the belts from him and make the British public proud.” (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Burns-Di Rocco WBA world title fight is official

Matchroom has officially announced that former two-division world champion Ricky Burns will face Michele Di Rocco for the vacant WBA world super lightweight title on May 28 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns is looking to add a world title in the 140lb division after previously reaching the top in the 130lb and 135lb weight classes.

“This is a huge fight and a massive opportunity for me to make history,” said Burns. “It feels like a long time coming returning to Glasgow and I feel this is the perfect opportunity for me to grab another world title in front of my loyal supporters. It’s been a frustrating few years but I felt showed against Figueroa last summer that I can still mix it with the very best at world level. Di Rocco is a tough guy and he will bring the best out of me – but it’s a fight I’m so confident I will win and give my fans a great show. (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Q&A: Teddy Atlas

Photo: Top Rank

Photo: Top Rank


Timothy Bradley trainer Teddy Atlas discusses the April 9 PPV showdown between Bradley and future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Do you think Bradley won the first meeting?

When I first watched the fight in a room full of people and not giving full concentration I thought Tim lost. But having watched it again, with full concentration, I thought Tim won at least six rounds.

What did you see in the first two Bradley fights with Pacquiao you’d like to change in the third fight?

Eliminate situations where Timmy is hit with lefts – either off the jab or leads. In the second fight, although I know Tim was injured, Pacquiao was able to walk him down and we can’t allow that. (more…)



March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Carl Frampton says he’s got ten fights left in him — then he’s buying a caravan in Portrush

Floyd Mayweather in Miami

Terry Flanagan no nearer a super-charged fight

David Lemieux’s lack of discipline weighs on boxing career



March 15th, 2016

UFC

10 best UFC fights in Australia

On March 20 (airing March 19 in the U.S.), the UFC returns to Australia for the ninth time when Mark Hunt faces Frank Mir at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane. The card promises to be another exciting one, and when the dust settles, we may see another fight or two earn a spot on the list of the best fights to take place on Aussie soil . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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March 15th, 2016

Boxing News

FS1 Weights from Nice, California

Photos: Premier Boxing Champions

Sergey Lipinets 141 vs. Levan Ghvamichava 140.4
Mario Barrios 131.4 vs. Erick Daniel Martinez 136.2
Sergiy Derevyanchenko 167.6 vs. Mike Guy 166.8
Kevin Watts 139.6 vs. Michal Chudecki 140.8
Leduan Barthelemy 123 vs. Pedro Melo 123

Venue: Robinson Rancheria Resort & Casino, Nice, California
Promoter: TGB
TV: Fox Sports 1

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March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Las Vegas to honor welterweight champion Jesse Vargas

Two-time world champion Jessie Vargas, coming off his March 5 TKO victory over Sadam Ali, will be recognized by the Clark County Commission on Tuesday, March 15 at 9 a.m. for his work improving the lives of Las Vegas-area at-risk youth.

The WBO welterweight champion has been a driving force behind the creation of a boxing program serving youth detained at Spring Mountain Youth Camp. The program, created in January 2015, aims to boost the teens’ confidence, discipline and sense of accomplishment to help prepare them for a smooth transition into the community, where they can live productive lives. (more…)



March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Shot of the Day: Tactical fight talk in Bradley camp

Photo: Top Rank

Teddy Atlas and Tim Bradley talk about the upcoming PPV clash with Manny Pacquiao on April 9.

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March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Guzman-Rosas to clash in IBF eliminator

Promoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing has announced that the IBF has agreed to sanction a super bantamweight voluntary elimination fight between IBF #7 contender Jonathan Guzman (20-0, 20 KOs) and #14 rated Daniel Rosas (20-2-1, 12 KOs) for the #2 position in their ratings. They will collide on April 29 in Atlantic City. Both fighters are promoted by Sampson Boxing and contracts have already been signed. “I am excited about the opportunity for both my fighters,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “My congratulations to both of them. May the best man win and take over the #2 spot with a great organization like the IBF.”



March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna media day workout

This past Saturday at Victory Boxing and Fitness, welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna (19-1, 7 KOs) held a media workout in advance of his eight round main event bout with Kendal Mena (20-3, 11 KO’s) that will take place this Saturday at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City.

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March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Ward-Barrera undercard coming together

A slate of six non-televised undercard bouts will serve as support when former world champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) faces undefeated and #1 rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a twelve round IBF eliminator for the mandatory position at the Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California on March 26. Opening the HBO telecast will be Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Jayson Velez in a ten round fight NABF featherweight title fight.

The off-TV bouts are: Unbeaten NABO junior welterweight champion Maurice “Mighty Mo” Hooker (19-0-2, 14 KOs) against Wilfrido “La Roca” Buelvas (17-5, 11 KOs) in a ten-rounder. Undefeated featherweight Daniel “Twitch” Franco (12-0-3, 7 KOs) versus veteran German “Panteonero” Meraz (52-37-1, 30 KOs) in an eight-round bout. Unbeaten middleweight Rudy “The Revelation” Puja. Jr. (7-0, 6 KOs) against Carlos “Kalimba” Lozano (7-5, 4 KOs) in a six-round bout. Also, undefeated super middleweight Junior “The Young God” Younan (7-0, 6 KOs) against Cristian Solorzano (4-7, 3 KOs), 2008 Olympic silver medalist Zhang “Big Bang” Zhilei (7-0, 4 KOs) versus TBA in a heavyweight clash, and local junior middleweight Aaron Coley (12-1-1, 6 KOs) against Urmat Ryskeldiev (11-3-2, 7 KOs).



March 14th, 2016

Boxing News

Diaz/Foreman media day tomorrow

Former lightweight world champion Juan ‘Baby Bull’ Diaz and heavyweight legend ‘Big George’ Foreman, will host a huge media day workout tomorrow at noon at the George Foreman Youth Center (2202 Lone Oak Rd, Houston, TX) as a prelude to the ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ card that will be held on Saturday March 19th at the Arena Theatre in ‘Space City.’

Boxing fans are invited to attend the workout.

Diaz (40-4, 19 KOs) is scheduled to rumble against Mexico’s Fernando Garcia (30-7-2, 19 KOs) in the main event of the card that will take place in front of his hometown fans. Also on the card, former welterweight world titlist ‘Mile High’ Mike Alvarado (34-4, 23 KOs) will battle against Saul Corral (19-6, 10 KOs) in the bout that will open the March 19 UniMas telecast. The fights will be televised in the United States at 11 p.m. ET/PT on UniMas’s ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate.’

Presented by Top Rank, in association with Foreman Boys Promotions, remaining tickets ($100, $60 and $30, plus applicable charges) for the March 19 ‘Solo Boxeo Tecate’ event can be purchased at the Arena Theatre’s box office, on www.ArenaHouston.com or by calling 713-772-5900.



March 14th, 2016

UFC

No secret what Garbrandt wants: Lineker

Prior to stepping into the Octagon in Pittsburgh last month, Cody Garbrandt was going a bit stir crazy sitting on the sidelines . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC FIGHT NIGHT BRISBANE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, March 19 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



March 14th, 2016




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