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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime Local lightweight favorite "Lightning" Rod Salka (19-3, 3 KOs) won a stunning ten round ...

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

By Bob Caico at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman The Boxcino 2014 middleweight semifinals were held at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino on ...

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

By Gary Digital Williams at the scale Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime Bernard Hopkins 172.4 vs. Beibut Shumenov 174.4 (IBF/WBA light heavyweight titles) Shawn Porter 146.8 vs. Paulie ...

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

Photos: Mpsportimages.com Gamalier Rodriguez 125.4 vs. Orlando Cruz 126.8 (NABO featherweight title) Note: Cruz' final Weight was 126 Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs. Ivan Zavala 139.2 Matt Korobov ...

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

A Purse Bid for the WBO vacant featherweight world title between top contenders Vasyl Lomachenko and Gary Russell Jr. was held today ...

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Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten Collado

Stunner: Salka upsets previously unbeaten

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Adams and Monroe Jr. advance to Boxcino finals

Adams and Monroe Jr. advance

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Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin, Konecny all make weight

Hopkins, Shumenov, Porter, Malignaggi, Quillin,

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Weights from Orlando

Weights from Orlando

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Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

Golden Boy to promote Russell-Lomachenko

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Boxing News

Povetkin, Pianeta work-out!

Alexander Povetkin has vowed to take one step at a time as he prepares for Saturday´s showdown with Jason Estrada. The White Lion is eager to return to the ring following his ankle injury which forced him to postpone his hotly-anticipated clash with heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Today Povetkin (16-0, 12 KOs) gave the fans a first taste of his class during a public work-out session in Dusseldorf. “When I twisted my ankle back in October, I didn´t think it was a big issue at first. But the doctor´s diagnosis then was a huge blow for me,” he recalled. “However, I have put the injury past me. I am back at 100 percent and don’t have any problems with my left foot any more.” (more…)



March 31st, 2009



Boxing News

“Super Boxeo” launches in May!

New series on Fox Sports Español
(L to R) Mario Ragazzo, President of Super Boxeo; Sal Musumeci, Promoter of Final Forum; and Eddie Tosado, VP of Operations for Super Boxeo

(L to R) Mario Ragazzo, President Super Boxeo; Sal Musumeci, Promoter/Final Forum; and Eddie Tosado, VP Operations Super Boxeo

Sal Musumeci of Final Forum has teamed up with Mario Ragazzo of Super Boxeo and signed a three-year deal to promote 50 shows per year on Fox Sports Español. “I am proud and honored to bring this two hour program to the boxing fans,” said an ecstatic Musumeci. “Our mission is to bring the best boxing available to our audience around the world.” The show will be available to over 150 million viewers in North America, and will take place every Saturday night with the inaugural show airing on May 2, 2009 on Fox Sports Español. In addition to televising main event and co-feature, the show will also feature a 3-minute highlight reel of the under-card bouts so that TV audiences can familiarize themselves with the future main event fighters of the sport. This is just one of the many exciting segments planned for this broadcast. Super Boxeo is also very close to announcing a partnership deal with a well-known Puerto Rican boxing superstar. Stay tuned for more on this monumental boxing series.



March 31st, 2009

UFC

Horwich takes on Almeida

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1 @ 8pm ET/PT

Story by Robert Kravantka

A man that lives, sweats and breathes MMA, Matt Horwich will be facing off with Ricardo Almeida at UFC Fight Night tomorrow night . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Katsidis-Chavez Collide!

By Craig Watt

The term boxing “warrior” is perhaps over-used but in the description of former WBO interim lightweight champion Michael Katsidis, from Australia and Mexican former WBC super featherweight and IBF lightweight champion, Jesus Chavez, the term is a correct description of their fighting pedigree, style and determination. They can knock out opponents with either hand, they can get up from the canvas and win and they can fight through adversity. Two of the sport’s most exciting “warriors” put their boxing pride and pedigree on the line on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as part of Golden Boy Promotions “Lightweight Lightening” boxing event. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Botha vs Hoffmann!

By Ron Jackson

Former IBF heavyweight champion Francois Botha is scheduled to defend his World Boxing Foundation heavyweight title against Timo Hoffmann from Germany on May 10 in Germany at a venue still to be announced. The 40-year-old Botha 47-4-2; 28 won the WBF belt when he outpointed Ron Guerrero in Potchefstroom on February 6 this year. Hoffmann 38-6-1; 22 has been a pro since October 1993 and has only lost one fight inside the distance and that was in December 2007 when the unbeaten Alexander Dimitrenko scored a twelfth round technical knockout win. The other losses on his record have all been on points against quality heavyweights like Vitali Klitschko, Michael Sprott, Henry Akinwande, Paolo Vidoz and Timor Ibragimov. Botha appeared to be overweight and out of condition when he won the WBF beat against Guerrero, so he will have to lift his game to stand a chance against the taller and younger 34-year-old Hoffmann.
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Meanwhile it has been announced that Macbute Sinyabi 10-1; 10 will make the first defence of his South African junior featherweight title against Desmond Samuels from Cape Town at the Unisa Conference Centre in Ormonde near Johannesburg on Saturday April 25.



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Nakash returns Friday in Philly!

By Rick Scharmberg

Unbeaten cruiserweight bomber Ran Nakash (17-0, 13 KO), of Haifa, Israel returns to his adopted home, the Blue Horizon in Philadelphia, PA, to battle Dave Brunelli (8-4, 3 KOs), of Philadelphia in an eight round grudge match this Friday, April 3. The bout is being billed as an old-time Jewish and Italian battle reminiscent of the ethnic wars typical of those in the first half of the 20th century. In the co-feature, Tyric “Too Sweet” Robinson (9-3-1, 3 KOs) will face Julias Edmonds (4-3), in all-Philadelphia, eight round junior welterweight bout. The card is being promoted by Vernoca L. Michael and Blue Horizon Boxing Promotions. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Geale Camp likes chances!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-0, 13 KOs) will defend the championship against former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (35-3, 23 KOs) at the Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on May 27. Geale’s trainer Graham Shaw and manager Bill Treacy are is confident their charge can upset the former WBA 168 pound title holder. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Chambers says he’s ready!

In the aftermath of his win at LA’s Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE over former WBC heavyweight champion Samuel Peter, heavyweight Eddie Chambers has proclaimed himself ready for a shot at one of the recognized world heavyweight title belts. “It was definitely the next step toward a title,” Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs) said. “When you defeat a big heavyweight and one who recently held a world title, it feels good to have earned my opportunity to go for one of the world titles….I have worked long and hard to get there and I’m determined to be better next time out and win the heavyweight championship when I get my title shot. I am ready to take on any of the champions.” Manager Rob Murray, Sr., who has guided Chambers to four straight wins since taking over as Chambers’ trainer, said that Chambers hurt his right hand in the fight with Peter.



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Baloyi IBF defense set!

Branco Sports

Branco Sports

By Ron Jackson

Promoter Branco Milenkovic of Branco Sports Productions has announced the eagerly awaited clash between Malcolm Klassen and Cassius Baloyi for the IBF junior lightweight belt will take place at the North -West University Complex in Mafikeng, South Africa on Saturday April 18. The 34-year-old Baloyi 36-3-1; 19 who has held six world organisation belts will be making the second defence of his IBF junior lightweight belt that he won in Mafikeng on April 12, 2008 when he outpointed Mzonke Fana. In September of the same year he stopped Javier Osvaldo Alverez from Argentina in his first defence. Klassen 23-4-2; 13 won the IBF junior lightweight belt in what was considered a big upset on November 3, 2006 when he outpointed Gairy St Clair from Guyana. However, less than five months later he lost the belt to Mzonke Fana who in turn lost it Baloyi. Klassen, 28, became the mandatory challenger in August last year when he stopped former five time world champion Manuel Medina of Mexico in two rounds. Baloyi and Klassen are both managed and trained by Nick Durandt, but the boxers have agreed that Gert Strydom will train Klassen for this fight.



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Marali challenges for 4th belt!

By Ron Jackson

Zolani Marali will try to win a fourth world organisation belt when he meets Gamaliel Diaz of Mexico for the vacant IBO junior lightweight belt at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Thursday night. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Gamboa, Aydin on ShoBox!

On April 17th Yuriorkis Gamboa has the big chance to become the first world champion for ARENA Box-Promotion. “El Ciclon” (14-0, 12 kos) faces WBA #1 Jose “Cheo” Rojas (15-6-1, 17 kos) for the WBA interim featherweight title at the “Star of the Desert Arena” at Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, Nevada featured live on “ShoBox: The Next Generation” (a11PM ET/PT). “I am very proud and honoured to fight for my first world title”, says Gamboa. “This is what I turned professional for: to fight big fights and collect championship belts. I thank everybody for this opportunity. I will not underestimate Rojas – but I will beat him.” (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Mundine-Geale inked!

By Craig Watt

It was confirmed today at a press conference in Brisbane that WBA#1 ranked middleweight Anthony Mundine (35-3, 23 KO’s) will challenge unbeaten IBO champion Daniel Geale (22-0, 13 KO’s) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre on May 27th. This is an exciting clash of two of Australia’s finest middleweights and is seen by many as one of the best Australian match-ups in recent years. The controversial Mundine stated today, “Daniel is a good little fighter, great amateur background. But I am the best. I’m the man. I am not going to under prepare – he is not undefeated for nothing. But at my best not Geale, not Sturm, none of the middleweight contenders can match with me.” The 36 year old former two-time WBA super-middleweight champion hinted this could be his last fight on Australian soil as he prepares to challenge some of the best in the middleweight division. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Cardarello retains Youth title!

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati

Italian jr. middleweight Adriano Cardarello (9-0, 2 KOs) continued his impressive recent progress and retained his IBF-Youth title at 154 lbs last Friday night at the Sports Hall in Palestrina, Italy.
Cardarello outscored Andrei Salakhutdzinau (8-1, 1 KO) of Belarus over ten exciting rounds, with the final scoresheets being 97-93 and 96-94 twice. Salakhutdzinau proved every bit as tough but Cardarello’s workrate and superior boxing skills were evident over the ten rounds.
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Also in action in front of a full packed arena, super middleweight hitter Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (15-1, 9 KOs) showed his punching power and stopped decent Frenchman Mounir Sahli (8-14, 5 KOs) in three entertaining and cruel rounds. Davide Buccioni promoted.



March 31st, 2009

UFC

‘Wrecking Machine’ vs. ‘A-Train!’

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

Story by Andreas Hale

When Tim “The Wrecking Machine” Mckenzie steps into UFC’s Octagon for the first time at Fight Night on April 1st, he’ll have to not only overcome the bright lights of the big stage, but he’ll also have to get over the hump of fighting a good friend and former training partner. Mckenzie (12-5 ) has the opportunity of a lifetime to prove himself when he takes on Aaron “A-Train” Simpson for his first UFC fight – just don’t expect for Mckenzie to take it easy on his friend . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Subplot: Roach vs Mayweather Sr.!

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

When Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Ricky “Hitman” Hatton meet in “The Battle of East and West,” more than just Hatton’s junior welterweight championship belts will be at stake. The ante will also include Pacquiao’s coveted title as boxing’s No. 1 pound for pound fighter. Simultaneously the stakes will be just as high for their respective trainers Freddie Roach and Floyd Mayweather, Sr., acknowledged as the two best trainers in the game today. The promotion commissioned a specially designed four-tier trophy, measuring over five feet in height, with the inscription “No. 1 Pound for Pound Best Trainer in the World,” to be presented to the trainer of the winning fighter. The trophy was unveiled to the trainers and international media covering Monday evening’s red carpet Hollywood premiere news conference for “The Battle of East and West,” at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, Calif., which hosted the very first Academy Awards eighty years ago. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

De La Rosas victorious!

By Roy Hess at ringside

Brothers J.P. and James De La Rosa made Saturday night’s “Sons of the Valley” boxing show at Harlingen Baseball Field a success with victories in the outdoor card’s featured bouts. J.P. “El Gallo Negro” De La Rosa (20-3-1, 15 knockouts) pounded out an eight-round unanimous decision ( 80-71, 78-73, 78-73 ) against Guadalupe Martinez (16-3, nine KOs) of Sugar Land in the main event matching middleweights. “King” James De La Rosa (19-0, 12 KOs), J.P.’s younger brother, prevailed in the six-round co-main event of super welterweights when his opponent, Marteze Logan (26-36-2, six KOs) of Covington, Tenn., was disqualified at the 1:15 mark of the sixth by referee David Avalos for repeatedly holding. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao, Hatton in LA!

By Edgar Gonzalez
Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank


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When you think about red carpet affairs in Hollywood, the first thing that comes to mind is celebrities. Several major Hollywood stars were on hand to join pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and junior welterweight champion Ricky Hatton at a red carpet themed press conference Monday night on Hollywood Boulevard at the famous Roosevelt Hotel to announce their scheduled bout on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Cayo outpoints Alcorro!

By Robert Coster

In a rather lackluster performance, WBA #9 Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (21-0, 14 KOs) won a unanimous nine round decision over veteran Wilson Alcorro of Colombia to retain his WBA Latin junior Welterweight title at the Teo Cruz Coliseum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Colombian visitor was too much of an elusive target for Cayo to land clearly and inflict any damage. Very little emotion in this very “ho-hum” bout. (more…)



March 31st, 2009

UFC

Faber-Brown II set for June 7!

WEC announces biggest fight in WEC history!

On Sunday, June 7, World Extreme Cagefighting® returns to the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA with one of the most anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts history: Brown vs. Faber II. Looking to prove that his title win in 2008 was no fluke, WEC® featherweight champion Mike Brown defends the crown against former 145-pound king Urijah “The California Kid” Faber  . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Sosa set to defend (again)!

By Robert Coster
Photos: Tito Gonzalez


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The very popular WBC light-flyweight champion Edgar Sosa expects a tough contest for his eighth title defense against hard-punching Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand in Cuidad Victoria this Saturday. The fight will be the first world title bout held in this central western Mexican city, birthplace of WBC President Jose Sulaiman. It promises to be an entertaining matchup of styles between Sosa (34-5,18 KOs), a boxer-puncher, and the hard-hitting Porpramook (21-2, 16 KOs), who is moving up from the lower 105lb division. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Full Report: Dirrell, Yorgey!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” series rolled into the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami Oklahoma for a telecast that featured former 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre “The Matrix Dirrell and an exciting matchup featuring two of the top undefeated prospects as Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns and Lightning Harry Joe Yorgey squared off for the IBA International title. The fans braced a freak winter snow storm to see one of the best junior middleweight fights in recent memory. Both bouts will re-air on Wednesday at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME TOO. It will be available ON DEMAND from Tuesday, March 31-April. 27. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaconu added to Montreal card!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Another world champion has been added to this Saturday’s card at the Bell Centre in Montreal featuring Kendall Holt versus Timothy Bradley unification bout featured on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live at a special time 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). WBC light-heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu will be participating in a non-title match-up versus David Whittom. Diaconu who hasn’t fought in close to a year since winning his title nearly a year ago in his native Romania was scheduled to have met Silvio Branco in Italy on April 10th. That card was cancelled when WBC cruiserweight champion and headliner Giacobbe Fragomeni was reportedly injured and the on-again off-again card was pushed back to May. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Mizugaki gets right to work!

Mizugaki faces Torres April 5 on VERSUS!

It didn’t take long for bantamweight challenger Takeya Mizugaki (11-2-2) to realize that he wasn’t in Japan anymore. After a 6300-mile journey brought the 25-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan to Chicago, IL this past Saturday, Mizugaki found himself standing in the center of one of the greatest sports towns in the world. Surrounded by images of the hometown Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks, Mizugaki was in brief awe of the sights and sounds of the Windy City  . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Rip Van Winky!

Wright returns from nap of inactivity to face Williams

Story by Chris Cozzone

The last man no one wanted to fight will take on the latest man no one wants to fight. “I’m coming back to the top level,” says former champion Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-4-1, 25 KOs), who’s staging his return April 11 on HBO against two-time welter champ Paul Williams (36-1, 27 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Browning ‘no threat’ for Miller!

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

Interview by David L. Hudson Jr.

One of the more intriguing matchups at next week’s UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1, 2009, matches up two participants in The Ultimate Fighter – Cole Miller (Season 5) and Junie Browning (Season 8). Miller possesses much more professional MMA experience, compiling a record of 13-3 with three wins in the Octagon.  Browning has only a handful of fights but garnered much attention with his behavior on the show . . .  Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Sanchez takes on Guida!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is proud to announce a stellar headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter® Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel, live on Spike TV. Both winners of their last three matches, ascending lightweights Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida are on a collision course that will end in the Octagon™ for what could be three of the most furiously-paced rounds of the year . . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Abdusalamov comments on KO!

Warriors Boxing Promotions

Warriors Boxing Promotions

It’s clear to see that Moscow’s Mohammed Hadji Abdusalamov is starting to make a habit of first round knockouts after he took out Alabama’s Larry White in the opening round Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. The victory was the former amateur star’s fourth as a pro, with all of his wins coming via first round knockout. But the ferocious power puncher remains humble. “I don’t go in there looking for a knockout, but if I see an opening, I’m going to take it,” said Abdusalamov. “I just want to keep improving, keep working hard, and more good things are going to come.” Abdusalamov, whose career is being guided by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Sergio Malani, hopes to be back in the ring as soon as possible. A date and opponent for his next fight will be announced shortly.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

WBA has a new website!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA executive vice-president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced a new home on the web for the World Boxing Association:
Official Statement: The WBA apologizes for any inconvenient caused to all website users for the recent change of domain address. As part of our goals in pursuing the best service of all the worldwide boxing community, we decided to create a more interactive organization-user concept. In the near future, important members of the directorate will express views and opinions of different situations of the sport through the new blog section. Others improvements will come soon. The new address is http://www.wbanews.com



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz!

Film star Mickey Rourke will be one of the red carpet celebrities tonight for the Pacquiao vs Hatton press affair at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Celebrities arrive at 7 pm. Pacquiao and Hatton arrive at 7:30 pm.
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The 47th Annual WBC Convention is going to be held in Jeju Island, Korea, from November 1st to November 7th.
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KZ Event Productions, owned by world-rated light heavyweight contender Beibut Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, announced today that it has signed unbeaten Uzbekistan light heavyweight prospect Gayratjon Ahmedov (10-0-1, 6 KOs) to an exclusive promotional deal.
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You can get a $20 mail-in rebate on the May 2 Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton pay-per-view telecast with the purchase of a 12-pack or larger of Tecate beer.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

More on cancelled MSG show!

Eddie McLoughlin, president of Irish Ropes Promotions, has commented on the cancellation of the March 16th show in WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden. “I had a choice of losing $50,000 by canceling when we did, or to potentially lose $250,000 to go ahead. I was not under any contractual obligation to any of the fighters and chose to take the lesser hit….when I decided to pull the plug on the show, 10 days before the scheduled event, we had sold only 1500 tickets, approximately $130,000 worth, compared to $400,000 at the same time for our previous show (“Erin Go Brawl”) there. Bars that normally sell 300-400 tickets had sold only 20-30 for this one and nobody was going in or calling for tickets. It was inevitable and although I was terribly disappointed, I really didn’t have much of a choice about canceling the show.” McLoughlin said the poor economy in New York and Ireland played a part in poor advance ticket sales, but stated the “real reason” was difficulties in dealing with headliner Andy Lee and his team.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Taylor a tripleheader!

The eagerly awaited WBC super middleweight title fight between defending champion Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) and former undisputed middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs) will highlight a televised tripleheader April 25 on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT). In other fights at MGM Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn., WBC 154-pound kingpin Vernon Forrest (41-3, 29 KOs) meets Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round non–title fight and Allan Green (27-1, 19 KOs) will be opposed by Carlos De Leon Jr. (21-2-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight fight.



March 30th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Valero prepares for Pitalua!

Photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda

Perhaps the most talent rich division in boxing, the lightweight class, will be on center stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, April 4th, as Golden Boy Promotions presents “Lightweight Lightning,” an unprecedented four bout, lightweight pay-per-view event that will feature eight elite 135-pounders in four pivotal match-ups that will undoubtedly re-arrange the hierarchy of the highly competitive 135 pound division in one night . . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Kampmann reloaded, ready!

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Last September, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann found himself seeing stars inside the Octagon. A barrage of punches and kicks from Nate Marquardt at UFC 88 led to a TKO loss for the Danish fighter who calls Xtreme Couture home these days. The loss snapped Kampann’s four fight UFC win streak which included victories over Drew McFedries and current middleweight number one contender Thales Leites . . .  Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 30th, 2009

Announcement

Paschall holds open workout!

 Super middleweight contender Mike “THE PERSECUTOR” Paschall will wrap up training for his showdown against Sam “THE PUNCHING POLICEMAN” Hill with an open to the public/media workout this Tuesday, March 31st at 4pm at The Ground Control Academy .. . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Grant sees double duty!

Photo: Danny Cabrera

Photo: Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Trainer Howard Grant laces up the gloves for super-middleweight Librado Andrade who battles Vitali Tsypko in Montreal at The Bell Centre and on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday. Grant was given a three month suspension for his part in the post-fight melee that followed Andrade’s last fight versus Lucian Bute and is expecting to be reinstated later this week, just in time for him to work two fight cards on Saturday. The Montreal trainer will get an early start to the day as heads to the Casino de Montreal for the GYM promoted card that gets under way at noon. Grant will work the corner of undefeated top-ten super-bantamweight Olivier Lontchi as he battles Cecilio Santos who has fought for world championships in three of his last four fights. From there it will be up the street to the Bell for the IBF elimination fight between Andrade and Tsypko.



March 30th, 2009




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