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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-12-2, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought but clear cut ten round unanimous ...

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill The Jeff Lacy-Rayco Saunders bout was scratched. No reason given. Light heavyweight Alexander "The Great" Johnson ...

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO World Featherweight boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is in Phoenix to ...

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Mchunu dominates Wilson, Dargan KOs Perez

Mchunu dominates Wilson, Dargan KOs Perez

By John DiSanto at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBC #2, IBF #7, WBO #10 cruiserweight Thabiso "The Rock" Mchunu (17-1, 11 KOs) scored ...

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

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Mchunu dominates Wilson, Dargan KOs Perez

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Announcement

Noons armed and ready!

San Diego based middleweight prospect Karl “KJ” Noons is finishing up his training for his feature bout on Saturday, August 22nd at “TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino.”  “I’m thrilled to be fighting so close to home, my last two fights were out of town and it will be great to have such a large group of family and friends at the Pala Casino on Saturday, August 22nd” said Noons . . . click here for more



August 11th, 2009



UFC

UFC 101 aftermath

Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Ed Mulholland

The argument for best pound for pound fighter in the world got even more interesting after UFC 101. George St. Pierre’s domination of Thiago Alves seemed to have put him on a pedestal and perhaps put some space between himself, Fedor Emelianenko and Anderson Silva. But after Saturday night’s utter destruction of Forrest Griffin in front of the 17,411 in attendance at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, “The Spider” didn’t simply close the gap, he may have leapfrogged straight to the #1 spot. . . Click here for more



August 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Gall stones KO Samil Sam

Comeback postponed to December

Sinan Samil Sam has to postpone his comeback again. The two-time European heavyweight champion and former world amateur champion has been kept out of the ring for more than a year now by different illnesses and injuries. “The Bull from Bosporus” had planned to make his comeback in early October. Now Sam had to undergo surgery because of gall stones. “The doctors said Sinan cannot train for another six weeks”, says promoter Ahmet Öner. “It’s too bad because he desperately wanted to get back into the ring. But we cannot take any risks here. Sinan isn’t a young man anymore. He needs his time for preparation; especially because we are looking for a world class opponent for his comeback.” Originally the reigning IBF intercontinental champion was meant to defend his title against Kali Meehan in October. There were also talks about a rematch of his European championship bout against Paolo Vidoz. In July 2008 Sam had beaten Vidoz by split decision. “We will see what the IBF and the EBU will decide”, states Öner. “Sinan will be back in December and he will be ready for a big fight then but there is no chance that he will be back in action before that.”



August 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Bute-Andrade Update

The November 28th rematch between IBF super middeweight champion Lucian Bute (24-0, 19 KOs) and Librado Andrade (28-2, 21 KOs) has been picked up by HBO’s Boxing After Dark, marking the first time since 1977 that the network will travel north of the border to broadcast a fight from Canada. Their first encounter ended controversially with Bute out on his feet en route to a decision. No site named yet, but the bout will be held in either Montreal or Quebec City, Canada.



August 11th, 2009

Feature Story

Japan world title schedule!

By Joe Koizumi

Despite our notorious humid summer weather, frequent earthquakes, onrushing typhoons and nationwide recession, our Japanese boxing impresarios seem to be active enough. The following is the schedule of world title promotions from this month on:
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On August 23, in Osaka, WBA female minimum champ, unbeaten Etsuko Tada (5-0, 2 KOs), a southpaw sharpshooter, will make her initial defense against also unbeaten PABA titlist Yani Kokietgym (6-0, no KO), Thailand, over ten frames. Tada, one of the most brilliant girls here, had compiled an excellent amateur mark of 47-3, gaining many national championships prior to her entry into the paid ranks. Yani also had a good amateur ledger of 30-5, and acquired the PABA belt in her fifth pro bout. Yani, eight years her junior at 20, may show a good and hot performance against the Japanese Million Dollar Baby.
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On August 30, in Osaka, WBA#4 Nobuhiro Ishida (20-5-2, 7 KOs), a Japanese six-footer, will face #5 Venezuelan veteran Marco Avendano (27-6-1, 19 KOs) for the vacant WBA interim 154-pound belt. The full WBA champ is Daniel Santos, Puerto Rico, who lately participated in a purse bidding with official challenger Yuri Foreman. This WBA interim title go may be very problematic, since they are not the leading available contenders and it is still uncertain whether the WBA really sanctioned it as the interim championship bout. Will Santos be obliged to face the winner and interim champ after this eliminator? Avendano, last September, dropped Ishida with a solid right, but lost a controversial split decision (115-114, 114-115 and 113-115) in a self-proclaimed eliminator in Osaka. Since then, neither Ishida (33) nor Avendano (36) has fought for eleven months before their rematch.
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On September 30, in Osaka, WBA super-fly champ Nobuo Nashiro (13-1, 8 KOs), Japan, will defend his belt against top contender Hugo Casares (30-6-1, 22 KOs) in a mandatory defense. Nashiro, in his second reign, decked his first defense by displaying a come-from-behind TKO win over ex-OPBF ruler Konosuke Tomiyama in eight give-and-take rounds this April.
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On October 6, WBA flyweight champ Denkaosen Kaowichit Kratindaeng-gym (47-1-1, 20 KOs), Thailand, will put his belt on the line against Daiki Kameda (14-1, 10 KOs), Japan, in Osaka. The 20-year-old Daiki had been suspended for a year because of his tremendously dirty fighting against WBC champ Daisuke Naito with the world belt at stake in Tokyo in October 2007. After his comeback Daiki scored four wins in a row. We just wonder why Denkaosen will not face the WBA top contender Koki Kameda, Daiki’s elder brother.
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All the four world title bouts, if including the disputed Ishida-Avendano one, will take place in Osaka, where there have happened shameful internal conflicts among promoters and managers in the JPBA (Japan Professional Boxing Association; the union of licensed managers). We hope all will be held smoothly and successfully without any cancellation.



August 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Escobedo-Katsidis on Sept 19

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Looks like U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo (21-1, 13 KOs) will face Australian former interim world champion Michael Katsidis (25-2, 21 KOs) on the September 19 Mayweather-Marquez card the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Escobedo has won his last twelve fights. Katsidis has been in with Joel Casamayor, Juan Diaz and Jesus Chavez among others. Escobedo is currently training at La Romanza Gym in Mexico City with Nacho Beristain.



August 11th, 2009

Feature Story

Inside the David Tua Camp

Colonel Bob Sheridan on Tua-Cameron
Photo: Dave Cameron

Photo: Dave Cameron/World of Boxing

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former heavyweight title challenger David Tua (49-3-1, 42 KOs) and his trainer Roger Bloodworth are now well into their preparations for the biggest heavyweight fight to hit New Zealand ever. The big punching Tua is set to face follow contender Shane Cameron (23-1, 20 KOs) on October 3rd at the Pavilion in Hamilton, New Zealand and promoted by Duco Events. Calling the acton at ringside will be
famous fight broadcaster Colonel Bob Sheridan, who has called some of the greatest heavyweight battles of all time including “The Rumble In The Jungle” (Ali vs Foreman) and “The Thrilla In Manila” (Ali vs Frazier). The Colonel is very excited about the Tua vs Cameron bout and gives his take on this upcoming heavyweight battle. (more…)



August 11th, 2009

Announcement

Classic Jones fights continue today!

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

Continuing the action, the 2003 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver airs today, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on ESPN Classic. In this fight, Jones drops twenty pounds from his previous fight in this gutty performance to beat Tarver and regain the light heavyweight world title he gave up to fight at heavyweight.  Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.



August 11th, 2009

Announcement

Video: “Big” Roy unplugged!



August 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather Speaks Out

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who returns to the ring to face Juan Manuel Marquez on September 19th, recently answered questions on a variety of subjects. Floyd touched on his return to boxing, President Obama, the Mayweather family, his thoughts on Michael Vick, and of course money. The interview was conducted by SupaKen of Russ Parr Morning Show and the audio is courtesy of Mayweather Promotions/Golden Boy Promotions.



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Tompkins calling “Hook City”

Award-winning boxing broadcaster Barry Tompkins will call all the action for this Saturday night’s “Hook City” pay-per-view card, headlined by 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Video: “Hook City” pre-show!



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Bowles bowls over Torres

Complete cageside report and gallery!

Report by Anthony Springer, Jr.
Photography by Chris Cozzone

In one of the year’s stunning upsets, Brian Bowles knocked out Miguel Torres at 3:57 in the first round to claim the WEC bantamweight title.

In what originally appeared to be a cocky statement considering the former champions 36-1 record, Bowles pledged a first round knockout and made good on his word . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Pacquiao-Cotto

"FirePower" On Sale Aug. 17

The date is set for the mega-fight between boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound king Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and three-time world champion Miguel Cotto. Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto, “FirePower” will take place Saturday, Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and will be televised live on HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9 p.m. PST/6 p.m. PST. Tickets priced at $1,000, $750, $500, $300 and $150 go on sale Monday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. Ticket are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person, with a total ticket limit of 12 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

“Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto have reached an agreement to fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 14,” said Top Rank Chief Executive Officer Bob Arum. Top Rank is currently working on a major media tour to commence immediately following Labor Day weekend. Details will be announced in the near future. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Vea returns Friday!

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

WBC#22 cruiserweight Dominic Vea (11-1, 9 KOs) will clash with New Zealand’s Oscar Siale (10-1, 4 KOs) on Friday with the OPBF title up for grabs at the Blacktown RSL club, Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Vea is in great shape after several solid sparring sessions recently with former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green who is challenging for the vacant IBO cruiserweight crown in Biloxi, Missisippipi on Saturday. Vea captured the OPBF cruiserweight title in 2007 when he stopped Ryosuke Takahashi in eight rounds in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing Result

Onodera keeps Japanese title

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#14 Yosukezan Onodera (20-1-1, 7 KOs), 140, kept swinging roundhouse blows mostly to the target named air, and barely managed to keep his Japanese national super-light belt by a unanimous but disappointing decision (97-91, 98-81 and 97-92) over powerless southpaw Yuji Wauke (12-3, 6 KOs), 139.75, over ten hard-fought but terrible rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Fresh from his upset coronation by dethroning then world-rated Norio Kimura (retired) in his fourteenth defense this April, Onodera was expected to show a good performance in the initial defense before his warm-heated adherents. Too nervous and tense, Onodera forgot textbook jabs and straight rights only to wildly throw looping punches, missing the target time and again. Why could he win? Wauke, the southpaw challenger, was infected with a swine-flu-like swinging decesase and poorly followed the champ’s roundhouse rallies. He hit the deck with the champ’s chopping right in the third, and they were both wasting great amount of energy, hitting the air together all night. Promoter: B-Tight Promotions.



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Bowles rattles the cage

Postfight report of WEC:Torres vs. Bowles

bowlesVStorres0105Report by Anthony Springer, Jr., photos by Chris Cozzone

Shock and disbelief filled the media room following last night’s WEC event at The Joint inside The Hard Rock hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Former bantamweight champion and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Miguel Torres (36-2), had been knocked unconscious just minutes earlier . . . Click here for more



August 10th, 2009

Announcement

Classic Jones-Lacy starts today!

Watch Jones, Lacy Fights All Week Long

Hooks will be flying in Biloxi on Saturday August 15 when Eight-Time World Champion, Roy “Captain Hook” Jones Jr. and Two-Time World Champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy battle it out in “Hook City,” at the MS Coast Coliseum. To prepare us for this highly anticipated match-up of speed and power, ESPN Classic will air past Jones and Lacy fights every night next week and all day Saturday.

Kicking off the action, the 2002 fight between Roy Jones Jr. and Glen Kelly airs today, at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on ESPN Classic. In this fight, Jones puts his hands behind his back, sticks his chin out, then knocks Kelly out with one punch in what Jones calls the “Chicken Wang” punch. Click here for more info on this week’s schedule.



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Arnaoutis returns Aug 27

Junior welterweight contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-3-2, 10 KOs) will make his second straight appearance at North Bergen, NJ’s Schuetzen Park when he faces off with Troy Browning (20-3-1, 8 KOs) on August 27. The 10-round main event will headline the show promoted by Pound4Pound Promotions. “I want to thank John and Pat Lynch for giving me the opportunity to fight in their main event once again,” says Arnaoutis. “Troy Browning is a very tough, rugged opponent who I will not underestimate. He will be coming to win, just as I am, and will be dangerous for the whole fight.”



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Minto-Holmes on Friday!

Photo: Team Minto

Photo: Team Minto

At the conclusion of training camp on Friday, WBO #8, WBA #15 heavyweight Brian “The Beast” Minto (33-2, 21 KOs) announced that his August 14th WBO NABO title fight against WBC #13 Donnell Holmes (31-0-2 27kos) will be televised live on Armstrong Cable and telecasted live at www.MintoFight.com. Armstrong, the nations 16th largest cable operator, has over 5 million subscribers combined throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky and Maryland. The heavyweight clash may also be watched live worldwide at MintoFight.com, and may be purchased for $9 or 7E. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Diaz-Chavez

Tickets will go on sale today at 10am for the Chicago showdown between former world champions David Diaz and Jesus Chavez set for Saturday, September 26th at the UIC Pavilion in downtown Chicago. Tickets are priced at $151, $101, $76, $51 and $31, and are available through Ticketmaster, the UIC Pavilion Box Office (312-413-5740) and the 8 Count Productions Office (312-226-5800).



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Kingsville, TX

By Jose Reyes

On August 15, 2009, Servando Gonzales of Lone Star Promotions links up with Team Solid Knock Out to provide Kingsville, Texas an entertaining night of professional boxing. It has been 14 plus years since Kingsville Texas has hosted a professional boxing card. The last being 1995 when Harold Warren won the NABF featherweight title and Jesse Benavides fought Manuel Avila in a ten rounder. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Underdog Bowles claims WEC crown

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Anthony Springer Jr. at cageside

In one of the shockers of the year underdog Brian Bowles TKO’ed Miguel Angel Torres in the first round to become the WEC world bantamweight champion Sunday night in Las Vegas. Though Torres was 36-1, the 7-0 Bowles was not afraid to trade heavy punches with the pound for pound standout. After landing a stiff right hand, Torres overcommitted with an aggressive charge and was caught with a short right hook. Once on the ground Bowles rained down devastating blows to the unconcious Torres until the fight was waved off at 3:15.

Bantamweight Dominick Cruz seperated himself from the pack of 135 lb. contenders by defeating Joseph Benividez via unanimous decision. Judges’ scorecards read 29-28 twice and 30-27 in favor of Cruz. (more…)



August 10th, 2009

UFC

Penn submits Florian; Silva KOs Griffin!

Robert Kravantka and Andreas Hale at the Octagonside
Photos by Ed Mulholland

Former champion BJ Penn returned to the lightweight division this Saturday to face top contender Kenny Florian in the main event of UFC 101: DECLARATION! In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva moved up to light heavyweight to face former champion Forrest Griffin. Click here to see the action packed photogallery and read the full report!



August 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Flores or Mendoza?

Undefeated American cruiserweight B. J. Flores  takes on the Colombian knockout artist Epifanio Mendoza, on the Aug. 15 PPV-televised “Hook City” card headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy.

Unbeaten NABO cruiserweight champion B.J. Flores, on the verge of a major world title shot, has had an interesting journey during his impressive boxing career . . . click here for full bio on Flores

Columbian knockout artist Epifanio Mendoza has one of the highest KO ratios in boxing today with 25 of 29 victims having been put to sleep.  . . . click here for full bio on Mendoza



August 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Litzau promises fireworks!

Two promising lightweight prospects, Jason “American Boy” Litzau (24-2, 20 KOs) and Verquan “The Show” Kimbrough (21-1-2, 7 KOs), open-up the “Hook City” pay per view this show Saturday night (August 15), headlined by 8-time world boxing champion Roy “Captain Hook” Jones, Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) and 2-time super middleweight world title-holder Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs), in one of four title fights airing live from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi . . . click here for more



August 9th, 2009

Boxing News

Green or Dominguez?

Australian light-heavyweight contender Danny Green takes on the dangerous Julio Cesar Dominguez, of Argentina, on the Aug. 15 PPV-televised “Hook City” card headlining Roy Jones, Jr. vs. Jeff Lacy.

Australian power-puncher Danny Green has practically done it all, in and out of the ring. He’s won two world titles in two weight classes, represented his country in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, finished runner-up in his country’s Dancing With The Stars, and was married in Las Vegas by an Elvis Presley impersonator . . . click here for full bio on Green

Like so many South American fighters, Julio Cesar Dominguez can bang with the best. A virtual unknown to American boxing fans, Dominguez has fought as a pro only twice outside of his native Argentina, losing both times, in Germany and the Ukraine  . . . click here for full bio on Dominguez



August 9th, 2009

UFC

Can Bowles score the upset?

Only five months ago, Brian Bowles feared a serious back injury might end his career. Now the unbeaten No. 1 contender claims he’s more fit and explosive than ever and ready to knock Miguel Torres off his pedestal . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, WEC

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Alvarez wins WBC Youth 147 belt

In front of 9,000 cheering fans who filled the Benito Juarez Auditorium in Guadalajara, Mexico, 19-year-old and unbeaten prospect Saul “Canelo” Alvarez stopped Marat “Huziev” Khuzeev to claim the vacant WBC Welterweight Youth world title. After studying his opponent in the first round, Alvarez came out more aggressive in the second round and scored a spectacular knockout. Time was 2:33. “Canelo” of Guadalajara is currently ranked #4 WBC, #5 WBO, #6 WBA and upped his record to 28-0-1-21 KOs. On the other hand Khuzeev of Miass, Russia dropped to 18-5-1-7 KOs. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

UFC

Penn chokes out Florian!

Silva stops Griffin at UFC 101
Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Octagonside by Andreas Hale & Robert Kravantka

In the main event of UFC 101: Declaration world lightweight champion BJ Penn overcame the gritty challenger Kenny Florian to lock in a fight ending rear naked choke in the fourth round. In round one Florian tested the waters by standing with Penn and was caught with a quick right as time expired. Rounds two and three saw Florian attempt to take Penn to the mat with little success. Though Penn was being outworked the champion was never in danger and hurt his challenger repeatedly with punches. In round four Penn swiftly scooped Florian into the air and slammed him to the mat. After some struggle the champion locked in the fight ending choke at 3:54.

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

In one of the most jaw dropping moments in UFC history pound for pound kingpin Anderson “The Spider” Silva stood his ground against his most dangerous and largest opponent yet and knocked out former 205 lb. titlist Forrest Griffin with a single right jab. After slipping several punch combinations with stunning head movement, Silva caught the former TUF champion with a stiff right jab that laid Griffin flat on his back. The official time of the stoppage was 3:23 of the first round. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Results from Brownsville, Texas

By Jose Reyes

Paul Garcia Promotions presented “Show Me Don’t Tell Me” boxing event on Saturday night at the Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville, Texas. The main event had bantamweight Alejandro Garcia (6-5, 4 KOs) defeating Gabriel “El Cadete” Rangel (6-6-3, 2 KOs) in a toe-to-toe six round battle. Scores were 58-56 and 55 59 twice for Garcia. (more…)



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Barrios outpoints Castro!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBO super featherweight champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios (48-4-1, 34 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over Moises Castro (27-12-4, 13 KOs) on Saturday night at the Polideportivo Cerutti in Cordoba, Argentina. Scores were 119-108, 119-112 and 120-110.



August 9th, 2009

Boxing Result

Jones defeats Arroyo

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten WBA #10/IBF #12/WBO #13 welterweight contender Mike Jones (18-0, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over late sub Lennin Arroyo (20-10-1, 4 KOs) to defend his NABA title on Saturday night at Bally’s Atlantic City. Jones landed hellacious shots against the very game Arroyo, who showed an amazing chin to battle for the full ten. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 98-92. Arroyo had stepped in for Ben Tackie, who had stepped in for Larry Mosley, Jones’ original opponent.
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Former Dominican Olympian super middleweight contender Jerson Ravelo (20-4, 12 KOs) took an uninspiring eight round unanimous decision over Willis Lockett (12-9, 5 KOs) by scores of 80-72, 79-73, 77-75.
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Unbeaten junior welterweight Ronald Cruz (6-0, 4 KOs) scored a stoppage at the end of round three due to an ear injury suffered by Julias Edmonds (5-5).
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Junior middleweight Jamaal Davis (10-5, 6 KOs) outpointed Manuel Guzman (6-8-1, 2 KOs) over six by scores of 58-56, 58-56, 60-54.



August 8th, 2009

UFC

WEC at the scales!

WEC is LIVE on VERSUS tomorrow!

From the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. for tomorrow night’s WEC card:

Miguel Torres 134 vs. Brian Bowles 134
Joseph Benavidez 135 vs. Dominick Cruz 135
Danny Castillo 156 vs. Ricardo Lamas 155
Jeff Curran 136 vs. Takeya Mizugaki 135
Leonard Garcia 145 vs. Jameel Massouh 146
Fredson Paixao 145 vs. Cole Province 146
Marcus Hicks 159 vs. Shane Roller 156
Phil Cardella 155 vs. Ed Ratcliff 155
John Hosman 135 vs. Rani Yayha 136
Rafael Dias 145 vs. Diego Nunes 145
L.C. Davis 145 vs. Javier Vazquez 146

WEC returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, August 9 with a bout that will determine the best bantamweight fighter in the world. WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres (36-1) defends his crown against the undefeated Brian Bowles (7-0). Torres, largely considered to be among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, hopes a win in August will cement his status as the best fighter in 135-pound history. Standing in his way is the heavy-handed Brian Bowles, a native of Athens, Georgia, who boasts a knack for finishing fights.  Click here for more info



August 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Davis-Simms: full report!

Battle to a Controversial Draw!

By David Robinett at ringside

In a bizarre scene played out Friday night before a packed ballroom at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California, former IBF cruiserweight champion Kelvin “Concrete” Davis and Michael Simms battled to a six-round draw in what was publicized and announced as a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout. More troubling than the unannounced change though, which left the ring announcer and the 500 fans in attendance confused for several minutes after the contest was stopped, was Davis and his team’s assertion that they were also not informed the length of the fight had been changed. (more…)



August 8th, 2009




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