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Algieri hits Macau

Algieri hits Macau

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (R) and his trainer Tim Lane (L) arrive in ...

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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108 (WBC light flyweight silver title) Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel ...

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147 Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126 Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140 Eduardo ...

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor...for Bernard

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo courtesy Team Soliman IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews to ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

Photo: Goossen Promotions Austin Trout 154 vs. Daniel Dawson 154 Mahonri Montes 142.5 vs. Erick Bone 143 Micheal Hunter 205 vs. Harvey Jolly 194 Juan Funez ...

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Boxing News

Agbeko-Darchinyan Photo Report!

Photos: Javiel Centeno/FightWireImages.com

Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko retained his IBF bantamweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision victory over two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing. In a controversial co-feature, Antonio DeMarco knocked out Anges “Baby Face” Adjaho at 2:59 of the ninth round to become the WBC’s No. 1 ranked lightweight and the mandatory challenger to current champion Edwin Valero. (Click here.)



July 13th, 2009



Boxing News

Adamek-Gunn Photo Report!

By Kurt Wolfheimer / Photos: Ed Mulholland

A near sellout crowd of 5,600 in attendance, with a heavy Polish contingent, filled the Prudential Center with hopes of seeing IBF Cruiserweight champion Tomasz “Goral” Adamek outclass Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn and watch the man from Gilowace, Poland score an early knockout. (Click here)



July 13th, 2009

Boxing News

“Badness in Baltimore” July 25!

Card Headlined by Stevenson-Dunham

Highly regarded prospect James “Keep Em Sleepin” Stevenson (9-0, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, MD will look to keep his flawless record intact as he will lace up for a rematch with confident challenger Ken Dunham on July 25th the DuBurns Arena. An elite talent in the Beltway area, Stevenson has started to create a major buzz in the boxing world. Dunham (6-8, 4 KOs) of Charlotte, NC is looking to avenge his loss earlier this year and will have a wave of confidence when he enters the ring. (more…)



July 13th, 2009

Boxing News

Kirpa, Cunningham Presser

Welterweight contender Ivan “The Terrible” Kirpa and former cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham join Legendary Promoter Don King at the post fight press conference following their victories in world title eliminators on July 11th 2009 in Sunrise, Florida.



July 12th, 2009

UFC

UFC 100 coverage!

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale

Lesnar, GSP defend at UFC 100: At UFC 81 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Brock Lesnar (4-1) entered the Octagon for the first time. The man standing on the opposite side of the cage was former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (12-4). In a short, but highly talked about battle, Mir emerged victorious, catching Lesnar with a knee bar in the opening round . . . Click here for more

Lesnar apologizes for behavior: With his UFC 100 victory over an overmatched Frank Mir, Brock Lesnar solidified his claim to MMA legitimacy. With just five professional fights, Lesnar now has wins over two former champions in Mir and Randy Couture and a cagy veteran in Heath Herring . . . Click here for more



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Gatti’s wife arrested

Police have reportedly arrested the wife of ring great Arturo Gatti for alleged involvement in her husband’s death at a luxury resort in Brazil. Citing contradictions in the story of 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues, authorities are preparing to file formal charges. Gatti was found dead on Saturday morning in a hotel room at a Brazilian beach resort.



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko is ready for Haye!

By Alexey Potapov

As Fightnews.com previously reported, WBC heavyweight champion “Dr. Ironfist” Vitali Klitschko (37-2, 36 KOs) will conduct his next fight against former WBC/WBA/WBO cruiserweight champion David Haye (22-1, 21 KOs) on September 12 in Germany. In August Vitali leaves for training camp in Austria in preparation to the fight. Looks like Klitschko-Haye will be televised on HBO in the United States and BBC in Great Britain. Haye’s fights were previously broadcast by troubled Setanta Sports.



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Split-Site triple title event ready!

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By Joe Koizumi

Split-site triple world title promotions are ready in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan, just two days prior to the highly anticipated events. WBC featherweight champ Takahiro Aoh (17-1-1, 8 KOs), a Japanese southpaw, will risk his belt against perennial top contender Elio Rojas (20-1, 13 KOs) in Tokyo. In Kobe, there will be a couple of world title bouts. WBC bantamweight ruler Hozumi Hasegawa (26-2, 10 KOs), a Japanese lefty making his ninth defense, will put his throne on the line against Nestor Rocha (21-1, 7 KOs), a game and fresh Mexican-American. Unbeaten Nicaraguan KO artist Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (23-0, 20 KOs) will defend his WBA minimum crown against ex-WBA/WBC titlist Katsunari Takayama (23-3, 9 KOs), a Japanese footworker, over twelve. All the three competitive bouts will be shown by the same network named Nippon TV in Japan. (more…)



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Decision for Darchinyan!

By Lee Bates

As if losing to IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko (27-1, 22 KOs) Saturday night wasn’t enough to think about, unified IBF/WBC/WBA 115lb champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) will soon have to let the IBF know if he will either defend his IBF junior bantamweight title or vacate it. Darchinyan’s IBF junior bantamweight belt was not on the line as he challenged champion Agbeko for his title. The mandatory challenger for the IBF junior bantamweight title is Simphiwe Nongqayi (15-0, 6 KOs) of South Africa. Nongquayi’s biggest win to date is his 12 round IBF title eliminator decision victory over Francisco Arce (younger brother of Jorge) this past February.



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Video: Sturm-Gevor!

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See video highlights of WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm’s successful title defense against European champion Khoren Gevor.



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Agbeko, Darchinyan comments!

The BankAtlantic Center was filled with 9,227 fans who saw a great night of boxing in Sunrise, Fla., Saturday night.

JOSEPH KING KONG AGBEKO: “He [Darchinyan] pushed me in the seventh round and throughout the fight. He is very dirty and rough in the ring. I was fighting two people in the ring: Darchinyan and the referee. But I didn’t care if there were five people in the ring tonight, I was going in to win and come back out with my championship belt. Darchinyan talked a lot before the fight and I turned him into ‘the raging bullsh!tter’ like I said I would. I’m still the champion, not the chimpanzee he said I was. I have always said I would carry the greatness of Ghana with me to the top and that’s what I have done. I want to be considered among the top pound for pound fighters in the world. I think I have earned it.”

VIC DARCHINYAN: “I took a different tactic into the ring tonight. I went for the big punch and I lost and I can’t say anything about that. I was repeating the same mistakes and I was getting upset. It’s not an excuse. I took the bad tactic and I wasn’t smart enough tonight. He was the better fighter tonight. I will go back and watch the tape and correct my mistakes.” (more…)



July 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Lovemore wins battle of Ndou’s!

By Ron Jackson

Lovemore Ndou used all his experience to beat the gutsy Phillip Ndou on points over 12 rounds to win the vacant IBO welterweight belt at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Saturday night.
Judge Deon Dwarte (SA) scored it 116-112 and judge David Moretti (USA) was way off the mark with a 115-113 card, whilst judge Bruce McTavish (Philippines) handed in a more realistic card of 117-111. The 37-year-old Lovemore (47-11-1, 31 KOs) from Sydney used all his years of experience to out think and outpace the 32-year-old Phillip (32-4, 31 KOs) who was having only his second fight since May 2004. (more…)



July 12th, 2009

Boxing News

King Kong Speaks!

Joseph King Kong Agbeko spoke to the press after his twelve round unanimous decision win over favored Vic Darchinyan on Saturday night at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Darchinyan was a no-show.



July 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Cruz keeps IBF belt!

Photos: Zanfer Boxing

Photos: Zanfer Boxing

IBF featherweight champion Cristóbal “Lacandón” Cruz (39-11-1, 23 KOs) retained his title by unanimous decision over Jorge “Colorado” Solís (37-2-2, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. Scores were 114-110, 113-110 and 113-111 for Cruz, who avenged a 2003 loss to Solís.
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Also Julio César “Pingo” Miranda knocked out Eric Ortiz in the first round of a bout for the IBF interim flyweight belt. (more…)



July 12th, 2009

UFC

Lesnar dominates Mir at UFC 100

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale

In one of the most dominant performances in UFC history, heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar smashed interim titlist Frank Mir over two rounds en route to scoring a second round TKO victory at 1:48. In the first round Lesnar wasted no time slamming Mir to the mat. Lesnar, in firm control, used nearly all five minutes to throw hard punches to the face of Mir. In the second round Mir rallied by landing two hard knees but was taken down hard in return. Pressed against the cage, Mir ate over one dozen unanswered punches to the head until referee Herb Dean stopped the contest at 1:48.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre used superior wrestling and relentless takedowns to beat and bloody challenger Thiago Alves over five grueling rounds en route to winning a unanimous decision. Judges scored the bout 50-45 twice and 50-44.

Dan Henderson finished The Ultimate Fighter 9 with a bang by knocking Michael Bisping unconscious with a single, devastating overhand right. The fight was waved off at 3:20 of the second round. (more…)



July 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Agbeko defeats Darchinyan!

Photos: Javiel Centeno

Photos: Javiel Centeno

By Karl Freitag at ringside

IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko (27-1, 22 KOs) took a hard fought unanimous decision over unified super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (32-2-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. A close fight turned when Darchinyan scored a flash knockdown in round seven, however Agbeko took “The Raging Bull” out of his game in the eighth. Darchinyan rallied in the ninth, but was pretty busted up. Agbeko closed strong to win. Scores were 116-111, 114-113, 114-113.
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In a WBC lightweight eliminator, Antonio DeMarco (21-1-1, 15 KOs) scored a ninth round KO over Anges Adjaho (25-2, 14 KOs). After a slow start, Adjaho pressed the action over the early rounds. DeMarco got on track in the fourth and staggered Adjaho in the sixth. Adjaho, however, turned the tables rocking DeMarco in the eighth. Adjaho was hurt and took a knee at the end of the ninth. DeMarco then grazed him on the back of the head while kneeling. Adjaho rolled over and was counted out. Time was 2:59.
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In an IBF cruiserweight eliminator and battle between former world champions, Steve Cunningham (22-2, 11 KOs) outpointed Wayne Braithwaite (23-4, 19 KOs) over twelve. Good action boxer/puncher battle as Cunningham’s ring savvy overcame Braithwaite’s power punching. Scores were 119-109, 118-110, 117-111.
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In a WBC welterweight eliminator, Ivan “The Terrible” Kirpa (23-1, 15 KOs) pounded out a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Miguel “Miki” Rodriguez (29-3, 23 KOs). Kirpa will now move on to a WBC final eliminator against another contender. Scores were 118-110, 120-108, 119-108. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Adamek guns down Gunn

Photos: Ed Mulholland

Photos: Ed Mulholland

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Tomasz “Goral” Adamek (37-1, 26 KOs) successfully retained the IBF cruiserweight championship with a fifth round stoppage of a gutsy Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (18-4-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Adamek was in control throughout the contest, constantly battering Gunn with heavy two-punch combination and Gunn offering little in return. Gunn though outgunned, pressed forward in the fifth and landed a few good counters as the fight progressed. Adamek was not deterred and hurt Gun with a left hook late in the fourth. Gunn stumbled and tried to cover in the corner as Adamek unloaded a four-punch combination as the fourth round ended. At the advice of the ringside physician, who felt Gunn had taken too much punishment, referee Earl Brown called a halt to the contest at 3:00 of the fourth round, much to the dismay of Gunn and his corner who argued adamantely that the bout should continue.

Heavy handed super middleweight Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (21-2, 15 KOs) put on a masterful performance, dropping Piotr “The Wolf” Wilczewski (22-1, 7 KOs) twice, enroute to an impressive third round stoppage. Stevens dropped Wilczewski for the second time early in the third round with a left hook. Wilczewski rose to his feet, but could only cover up on the ropes as Stevens unloaded twenty unanswered shots forcing referee Earl Morton to call a halt to the action at 1:46 of the third round. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Sturm retains WBA title!

Zbik claims WBC interim belt
Photos: Marinne Müller

Photos: Marinne Müller

By Karl Freitag and Alexey Sukachev

WBA middleweight world champion Felix Sturm (33-1, 14 KOs) successfully defended his title against European champion Khoren Gevor (30-4, 16 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision on Saturday night at the Ring Arena/Nürburgring Racetrack, Nürburg, Germany. Gevor applied great pressure early, keeping the fight at close quarters for much of the fight. Both fighters landed good blows. Gevor’s punches came in greater abundance, but many were picked off by Sturm’s defense. Sturm landed the cleaner shots down the stretch. Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 117-111.
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Unbeaten WBC #2 middleweight Sebastian Zbik (27-0, 10 KOs) claimed the vacant WBC interim middleweight championship with a twelve round unanimous decision over #1 rated Domenico Spada (29-2, 14 KOs). The fight was closely contested throughout, although Spada closed stronger. Scores were 115-114 three times. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Arturo Gatti found dead!

Legendary former world champion Arturo Gatti, 37, has reportedly been found dead inside a beachside flat he was renting at the Hotel Dorisol of Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. He was found by his wife early Saturday with a head injury. Gatti had arrived with his wife and baby on Friday on their honeymoon. Local police consider his death suspicious.



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Aydin KOs Bonsu!

Photos: Vedat Alyaz/ARENA

Photos: Vedat Alyaz/ARENA

WBC #2 welterweight “Mini-Tyson” Selcuk Aydin (19-0, 15 KOs) scores a ninth round KO over #3 “Sugar” Jackson Bonsu (30-3, 23 KOs) in a bout for the European championship as well as a WBC final eliminator for the right to face WBC welterweight world champion Andre Berto, on Saturday night at the Besiktas Cola Turka Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. Bonsu was down in round four after a liver shot and subsequent combination. Bonsu was down again in rounds six and nine before the bout was stopped in the ninth. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Donaire confident!

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina-Top Rank

Former IBF/IBO flyweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, Jr. opened up his workout to media and fans today at the Undisputed Boxing Gym in San Carlos, California (about 20 miles south of San Francisco). “My weight is good, I feel strong,” said Donaire. “After I fight Rafael Concepcion, I’m looking for Arce and Montiel. That’s who I want in the ring next.” Donaire (21-1, 14 KOs), from San Leandro, Calif. by way of General Santos City, Philippines, is training for his upcoming challenge of former world champion Rafael “El Torito” Concepcion (13-3-1, 8 KOs), of Panama City, Panama, for the vacant WBA interim super flyweight title. The Donaire-Concepcion rumble headlines Top Rank’s “Pinoy Power 2″ — the world championship pay-per-view extravaganza on August 15th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Migreno shocks #4 Ratanapol!

Photo: Sroi Mungmee

Photo: Sroi Mungmee

By Damrong Simakajornboon

Rey Migreno (11-9-2, 9 KOs) shocked the Thai crowd as he annihilated WBA#4 flyweight Ratanapol Sor Vorapin (59-8-1, 48 KOs) to capture the PABA flyweight title on Friday at Karon Beach in Phuket, Thailand. The Filipino wildly dropped the local fighter four times, twice in the opening round, once in round four and the last time in round five, which forced the referee to stop the bout. After the bout, Ratanapol, two-time IBF title holder, said in an interview that he is now deciding to finish his 20-year boxing career and he will officially announce it soon. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Marasco wins Italian title!

Photo: Alberto Germinario

Photo: Alberto Germinario

By Enrico “Erik” Crociati


Young Italian prospect Luca Marasco (13-0, 5 KOs) became the new Italian lightweight champion after scoring a unanimous decision win over stablemate warrior Massimiliano Chiofalo (10-3-2, 1 KOs) on Friday night at the Lungolago Zanardelli in Toscolano Maderno, Italy. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Agbeko-Darchinyan Update!

At the IBF’s mandatory weigh-in the morning of the fight:

Joseph Agbeko 121.1 lbs | Vic Darchinyan. 127.7 lbs



July 11th, 2009

UFC

UFC 100 Weigh-in gallery

LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT

ufc100_weighin_0509Photographer Chris Cozzone brings you all the shots from yesterday’s historic UFC 100 weigh-in at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas: Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, Georges St. Pierre vs. Thiago Alves, Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping, and more! Click here to view

It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC 100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. For more info, visit the official site for UFC 100



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Van Heerden retains SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Chris van Heerden retained his SA welterweight title when he beat Boitshepo Mandawe on points over 12 rounds at the Dr Malan School hall in Meyerton, near Johannesburg, on Friday night. In a gruelling and sometimes rather wild slugfest with neither fighter showing any particular boxing skills Van Heerden (66.44kg) finished strongly to take a unanimous decision. Judges David van Nieuwenhuizen and Joseph Chaane both scored it 117-110 and judge Boitumelo Madiba made it 116-111. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Abraham to give up IBF belt!

Unbeaten King Arthur headed to 168
Photo: Sauerland Event

Photo: Sauerland Event

King Arthur Abraham has arrived in New York to return his IBF middleweight belt. After making ten successful – and spectacular – title defences, the undefeated 29-year-old will move up to super-middleweight. He will meet with IBF President Marian Muhammad during Saturday’s clash between IBF Cruiserweight Champion Tomasz Adamek and Bobby Gunn to personally inform her about his decision and bring back the belt. “It is about time for a new challenge,” King Arthur (30-0, 24 KOs) said. “It was a lot of fun to fight at middleweight but since neither Felix Sturm nor Kelly Pavlik wanted to get in the ring with me, I had to move on. Now I want to become the best boxer in the super-middleweight division and I really look forward to making even bigger fights in the future.”



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Gesta stops Crayton!

Photo: Rocco Morales

Photo: Rocco Morales

By Felipe Leon at ringside

The open air Woodstock Terrace of the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego, CA, was once again home for professional boxing and an almost sell out crowd as Rogue Boxing Promotions showcased their second fight night in as many months when they presented “Havoc at the Hard Rock II: No Mercy” Friday night. Due to unseen circumstances regarding licensing of fighters, the original five bout fight card dropped down to three bouts. Despite the lack of rounds, the rowdy crowd left the historic Gaslamp Quarter satisfied with the hard packed action they witnessed in the ring.

In the main event, with fireworks erupting from nearby Sea World in the background, Filipino lightweight sensation Mercito Gesta of Chula Vista, CA by way of Cebu city, PI, scored his second straight knockout win stopping Orlando, FL’s Devaris Crayton in the third round of a scheduled eight. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Brinkley defeats Paschall!

By Robert Perea at ringside

Jesse Brinkley, 175, of Yerington, NV, won his eighth consecutive bout with a unanimous decision over Mike Paschall, 173, of Baltimore, MD at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. Fighting at 175 pounds, the heaviest he’s ever been for a bout, and with just four and a half weeks to prepare, Brinkley said he wasn’t in peak condition. Nevertheless, he saved his best work for last, dominating the 10th round on his way to earning the nod on all three scorecards.
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Rustam Nugaev of Perm, Russia joined his countrymen Fedor and Dmitry Chudinov as victors with a 6th round TKO of Orlando Membreno of Managua, Nicaragua. Both fighters weighed in for the bout at 137 pounds. Nuagev never knocked Membreno to the canvas, but he battered him enough in the sixth round to prompt Membreno’s corner to waive the white towel.
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Unbeaten Matt Remillard 129 demolished Tyler Ziolowski 135 in the first round. Remillard is now 18-0, 10 KOs. (more…)



July 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Victor Ortiz Update!

By Francisco Salazar

Junior Welterweight contender “Vicious” Victor Ortiz is not seeking the services of Freddie Roach, according to manager Rolando Arellano. In an exclusive conversation with Fightnews.com, Arellano is dispelling recent rumors that Ortiz is dumping trainers Daniel Garcia and Mario Aguiniga. “We think very highly of Freddie and we respect him a great deal. In fact, he is a very, good friend. However, Victor is not going to break his alliance with Danny and Mario.” Last month, Ortiz was stopped in the sixth round to Marcos Maidana in an attempt for an interim world title last month at STAPLES Center. There was speculation that Ortiz did not want to continue, but officially the ringside physician felt that Ortiz’ swelling around his eyes prevented him from seeing properly. “Because of what happened in Victor’s last fight, rumors started and I’m just here to clarify Victor’s future. Victor is happy with Danny and Mario and will stay with them.” Ortiz is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. No immediate timetable is set on Ortiz’ return.



July 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Godfrey schools Hawk

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

NABF cruiserweight champ Matt Godfrey (19-1, 10 KOs) outclassed previously unbeaten, but untested Shawn Hawk (18-1, 16 KOs) over ten rounds on Friday night at “The Arena” (formerly known as the New Alhambra) in South Philadelphia. Godfrey easily outboxed Hawk, coasting to an uninspiring 99-91, 97-93, 98-92 verdict.
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In a notable light heavyweight bout, Chris Henry (24-2, 19 KOs) derailed the hot streak of Shaun George (18-3-2, 9 KOs) with a sixth round KO. George punished Henry early, but Henry turned the tables as the bout progressed flooring George twice in round six before referee Steve Smoger ended it. Time was 1:08.
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Rising jr middleweight Derek “Pooh” Ennis (18-2-1, 12 KOs) took a one-sided six-round unanimous decision over John Mackey (11-4-2, 5 KOs). Ennis dropped Mackey in rounds two and six en route to a 58-54, 59-53, 59-53 win.



July 10th, 2009

UFC

Bisping promises “leather”

UFC 100 is LIVE on PPV July 11!

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Story by Andreas Hale

After witnessing team UK completely sweep the latest season of TUF, Michael Bisping must be salivating to complete the trifecta of British domination when he steps into the Octagon Saturday against opposing coach and MMA legend Dan Henderson. For Bisping, this fight means much more than defending his homeland pride. It’s much more than the Team USA coach vs. the Team UK coach. “The Count” is facing his stiffest challenge yet and if he comes out victorious it could propel him into a title fight with the dangerous Anderson Silva by year’s end . . . Click here for more

It’s the biggest event in mixed martial arts history, and for UFC 100, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing out the big guns. Two championships will be on the line when UFC heavyweight title holder Brock Lesnar defends his crown against rival Frank Mir in their long-awaited grudge match, and UFC welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre puts his belt up for grabs against Brazilian knockout artist Thiago “Pitbull” Alves. Also, The Ultimate Fighter coaches collide as Dan Henderson takes on Michael “The Count” Bisping in a pivotal middleweight showdown. For more info, visit the official site for UFC 100



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Yonnhy Perez in Florida!

IBF bantamweight mandatory challenger Yonnhy Perez (19-0, 14 KOs) arrived in hot and humid Florida earlier today for the highly anticipated bout between IBF bantamweight champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko and Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (9 p.m.ET/PT). “It doesn’t matter to me who wins. I will always respect a world champion but I have earned my right to fight one of them next,” said Perez. “All I have to do now is sit, enjoy the show and scout my next opponent.”



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Video: Vic/King Kong on the scale

See IBF bantamweight champion Joseph King Kong Agbeko and unified super flyweight king Vic “The Raging Bull” Darchinyan on the scale during today’s weigh-in at the BankAtlantic Center.



July 10th, 2009

Boxing News

WBC honors Kohl, Menzer!

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Photo: Universum Box-Promotion

Big honor for Universum Box-Promotion. On the day before the groundbreaking “Universum Champions Night” at the famous Nürburgring Racetrack, the World Boxing Council (WBC) recognized Klaus-Peter Kohl as “Promoter of the Year.” The WBC also recognized unbeaten female featherweight champion Ina Menzer as “Female Boxer of the Year” for her great success in the ring. WBC Executive Director Mauricio Sulaiman made the award presentations during Friday’s official weigh-in at the Nürburgring. (more…)



July 10th, 2009




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