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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Photos: KMG/Michael Sterling Eaton IBF/IBO/WBO/WBA heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 52 KOs) will face mandatory challenger Alex Leapai (30-4-3, 24 KOs) from Australia ...

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

By James Slater Photos: Scott Raven Today in Newcastle, to officially announce a fight dubbed "Rampage" bantamweights Stuey Hall and Paul Butler came face ...

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

By Karl Freitag Photos: David Martin Warr/DKP A lot a big names are in televised action this week, but the best fight is likely ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

Photos: Floyd Mayweather Media Day

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Klitschko: Welcome to big time boxing, Alex!

Klitschko: Welcome to big time

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Stuey Hall and Paul Butler come face-to-face at press conference in Newcastle

Stuey Hall and Paul Butler

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Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

Jones-Lebedev rematch promises fireworks

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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

Boxing News

Bradley 7-Day Weigh-In!

Photo: Carlos Baeza

Photo: Carlos Baeza

WBC light welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley weighed in for the mandatory WBC 7-day weigh in hours before his departure to Montreal Canada, where he will clash against Kendall “R-Rated” Holt as the main event of the evening in front of thousands of fight fans The Bell Centre and many more on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday. The 12-round bout for the WBC-WBO Unification is being co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc., Thompson Boxing Promotions, Inc. and Gillett Entertainment Group. The chiseled champion weighed in at: 143.5 pounds as he took to the scale earlier today. Leaving only 3.5 pounds to lose until fight night, well within the WBC requirements.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Bailey-Figueroa collide Friday!

The entire card is FREE to the public

As part of the “I AM A MAN” weekend commemorating the 41st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s untimely death in Memphis TN, on April 4, 1968, Prize Fight Boxing and DiBella Entertainment will be on the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis this Friday (April 3rd) live on ESPN2 Friday Night fights. Headlining the night’s event is former world champion Randell Bailey (38-6, 34 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round IBF jr welterweight eliminator against Frankie Figueroa (20-2, 13 KOs). The winner will be in line to fight for the IBF title. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights From Santo Domingo!

By Robert Coster

Victor Cayo 140 vs Wilson Alcorro 140
(WBA Latin junior welterweight title)
Carlos Fulgencio 123 vs Jennifel Vicente 123
Dayana Santana 130 vs Ruth Diaz 128
Alex Hernandez 158 vs Valerio Marte 160
Kendall Mena 147 vs Rafael De La Cruz ??
Dionis Garcia 123 vs Aneuri Matos 122
Jose Ubaldo Cabrera 160 vs Ramon Jimenez 159
Jonathan Arias 122 vs Euri Hernandez 121
Javier Fortuna 135 vs Jose Vidal 133.5
Venue: Teo Cruz Coliseum, Santo Domingo, DR
Promoter: Manguita Boxing Promotion



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Salita Fight Canceled!

By Matt Richardson

The junior welterweight fight between unbeaten contender Dmitriy Salita and Raul Munoz scheduled for this Thursday at the Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, New York, has been canceled according to Salita. Salita (29-0-1, 16 KO’s) will instead fight on May 16 in Nevada at the Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts Buffalo Bill’s Casino. No opponent has been determined for the May encounter, although Salita said he is optimistic it could be a high-profile opponent. With a big fight potentially taking place on the May date, Salita and his team thought it would be wise not to jeopardize anything, hence the cancellation of Thursdays card. Salita, the number one contender in the WBA rankings, has been lobbying for a shot against WBA title-holder Andreas Kotelnik. Despite talk of a potential Kotelnik-Victor Ortiz fight this summer, Salita said that he was hopeful he would get the first shot. Stay tuned for details on the May opponent…



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chambers-Peter Photo Gallery!

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

With quick jabs, plenty of angles, a higher work rate and far more accurate punching, IBF #3 heavyweight contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs), outworked, outhustled and even at times outmuscled former WBC champion, and current WBC/IBF #5 heavyweight Sam “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (30-3, 24 KOs) to capture a ten round majority decision. The Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles was the setting for this main event crossroads showdown between these two young fighters. Coming into the fight, the 26 year old Chambers was riding a three fight win streak against solid competition while the 28 year old Peter entered the fight fresh from a one sided loss to Vitali Klitschko and along with it, the WBC heavyweight title in the process. Click here for the entire report and photo gallery.



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Perez-Hernandez Photo Gallery!

By Jacob Chavez at ringside
Photography by John Booz

Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions presented a stellar night of boxing on Friday from their newly adopted home, the UIC Pavilion near Chicago ’s downtown. The card billed “Windy City Fight Night” drew 3,171 fight fans and featured a terrific undercard with a cross-town battle in the main event between middleweights, Miguel Hernandez (28-9, 10 KOs) and Luciano Perez (17-9-1, 15 KOs). The highly anticipated match-up pitted two of the area’s most revered fighters against each other for the WBF Americas middleweight title. The fans were split down the middle with the ever-intriguing rivalry of Mexico versus Puerto Rico . Click here for the entire report and photo gallery.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Dirrell, Yorgey Speak!

Undefeated super middleweight Andre Dirrell outclassed Derrick Findley and Harry Joe Yorgey outfought Ronald Hearns in a battle of unbeaten junior middleweights en route to impressive victories on a special Saturday edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. Dirrell, of Flint, Mich., who is ranked WBO #1, WBC #3 and IBF #7 won by sixth-round TKO to improve to 18-0 with 13 knockouts. Findley, of Gary, Ind., who couldn’t answer the bell for the seventh, fell to 13-3 with 8 KOs. Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs), of Bridgeport, Pa., triumphed by ninth-round knockout. In a terrific action fight, he registered three knockdowns, the last coming at 2:59 of the ninth. Hearns, of Detroit, scored one knockdown but suffered his first defeat. He is 21-1 with 17 KOs. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Cunningham Stops Muller!

By Bob Ryder at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder


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Photos to come Detroit’s Darryl Cunningham continued his climb with an impressive 4th round TKO of Moline, Illinois’ Ted Muller in the main event of Carlos Llinas International Productions (CLIP) and Ron Remus Productions latest presentation at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Saturday night. Super middleweight Cunningham again showed his improved punching power, knocking down Muller hard in the 1st round coming out of a clinch and then sending Ted to the deck again in the 4th. Muller got up but was taking punishment against the ropes when referee Ron Cunningham waved it off at 1:25 of the round. Cunningham improves to 14-2 (8) while Muller goes to 19-15 (9) in dropping his 8th straight. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Santiago and Morales Sizzle!

By Chris Morris / rockymountainboxing.com

In the very best fight in recent memory, super featherweights Juan Santiago (7-1-1, 5 KOs) and Jose Morales (5-1, 1 KO) staged an all out war that far exceeded the expectations on Saturday night at Red & Jerrys in Denver, Colorado. The two warriors landed an incredible amount of power shots and it soon turned into ‘any punch you land, I can land one harder’ and they one-upped each other for every minute of every round. In the end there were no losers as fans went back and forth in a frenzy of cheering on both fighters with chants of ‘Juan-Juan-Juan’ and ‘Mex-ico-Mex-ico, Jose-Jose’ supercharging the atmosphere. Santiago earns a unanimous decision and the State 130lb title while handing Morales the first loss of his career, which should carry no shame. Scores were 38-37 on all three judges cards. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Woolnough beats Walker in BC!

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

West Coast Promotions 6th edition of “The Rumble at the Rock” boxing series was a sell out Friday night as fans poured into the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC, Canada and were entertained with seven exciting bouts. The main event saw Qualicum Beach’s Mark Woolnough improve to 21-5, 8 KOs with a decisive second round TKO over journeyman Steve Walker (22-21) from Hannibal, Missouri. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chavez Jr. struggles for win!

Montiel, Soto slaughter foes in Tijuana

Ringside by Felipe Leon, photos by Chris Cozzone

A festive crowd of over 18,000 fight fans, last night at he Plaza de Toros Monumental in the Playas suburb of Tijuana, Mexico, witnessed the son of legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs) struggle to capture the WBC Latino super welterweight title, with a ten-round unanimous decision over the surprisingly enduring Luciano Cuello (23-1, 10 KOs) of La Plata, Argentina.

The ten-round title fight topped off the Top Rank-promoted “Latin Fury 8-Tijuana Thunder” card televised on Pay-Per-View” . . . Click here for more



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chavez: ‘I owe a KO to TJ!’

Chavez Jr. wants Duddy, De La Hoya, Pacquiao next

Report by Felipe Leon

A triumphant Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions presided with Bob Arum of Top Rank a short-but-sweet, informal postfight press conference last night from a tent on the esplanade of the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Tijuana, Mexico. With only two of the main participants on hand and a full night of celebrations ahead, Beltran wasted no time to share his thoughts on the success of “Latin Fury 8-Tijuana Thunder” . . . Click here for more



March 29th, 2009

UFC

Stephens keeps his edge

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

As Clint Eastwood’s character in the Oscar-winning film “Million Dollar Baby” noted, sometimes “tough ain’t enough.” In lightweight up and comer Jeremy Stephens’ case, being the guy stepping in on short notice may gain you fans and prove your willingness to scrap anytime, anyplace, against anyone, but it can also lead you to defeat when facing the type of top-notch competition that fills the UFC’s 155-pound weight class . . .  Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

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 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tete wins in 28 seconds!

By Ron Jackson

Zolani Tete made a sensational return to action when he knocked out Rexon Flores from the Philippines after 28 seconds of the first round of a scheduled ten round flyweight bout at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. The spectators barely had time to settle into their seats when the taller southpaw Tete (50.35kg) came out at the bell and landed a right-left combination to the temple that sent the 26-year-old Flores (49.95kg) flat on his back where he was counted out by referee Andile Matika. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Nagashima wins OPBF belt!

By Joe Koizumi

33-year-old Japanese southpaw veteran Kengo Nagashima (36-3-2, 17 KOs), 135, acquired the vacant OPBF lightweight belt as he outclassed and outpunched WBC#14 hard-hitting Filipino ex-champ Randy Suico (28-5, 24 KOs), 134.5, to win a unanimous decision (118-110 twice and 115-113) over twelve fast rounds on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, Japan. The belt had been renounced by Japanese national champ Ichitaro Ishii after dethroning Suico by an upset but well-received split decision last December. Nagashima, ex-OPBF 130-pound champ, utilized his speed and southpaw stance to frustrate the onrushing but monotonous Filipino, steadily piling up points. Suico, in round eleven, almost stunned Nagashima with a flurry of punches, but Nagashima desperately grabbed him to avert his follow-up and fought back hard in the remainder of the round. It was Nagashima’s fine victory with his finesse and fitness. The loser Suico, 29, said, “This is not an excuse, but I had a weight problem, so I’ll move up to the 140-pound class to keep fighting.” Promoter: 18 Koga Promotions.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

‘Carita’ López wins world title!

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez


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In his sixth try for a world title, José “Carita” López finally did it. On his 37th birthday, López (39-7-2, 32 KOs) won the vacant WBO super flyweight world title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Pramuansak Phosuwan (45-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Scores were 117-111, 117-111 and 116-112. López lost all five of his previous shots by unanimous decision.
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Former WBA flyweight champion Eric Morel (41-2, 21KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Roberto Bonilla (22-11, 13KOs). The judges scored it 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.
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Former world super middleweight champion Manuel Siaca (22-6, 19 KOs) won by TKO at 2:03 of the first round against George Klinesmith (24-14-4, 14KOs) in a bout for the WBA Fedelatin title.
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Former world title challenger Henry Bruseles (27-3-2, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Mario Ramos (17-5-1, 3 KOs) by scores of 95-94, 97-92 and 96-93.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Dirrell, Yorgey win early!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Photos by:Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


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Olympian super middleweight Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over game Derrick Findley (13-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Dirrell nearly stopped Findley in round one, but the gutsy Findley continued to take punishment for six full rounds before his corner stopped the beating. Impressive performance for Dirrell.
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In a battle of unbeaten jr middleweights, Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs) scored an exciting ninth round knockout against Ronald Hearns (21-1, 17 KOs). Hearns, son of ring legend Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, got off to an aggressive start, but in round four Yorgey dropped Hearns with a flurry of punches. Hearns was credited with a knockdown also in that round when Yorgey went down from a left hook he seemed to partially block. Yorgey dropped Hearns face first with a left hook in round five, but Hearns survived the round. Yorgey finally dropped Hearns again in round nine and this time Hearns was counted out by referee Steve Smoger. Time was 2:59.
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Lightweight Jose Guzman (7-0, 5 KOs), brother of former world champion Joan Guzman, outworked previously unbeaten Juan Noriega (3-1, 3 KOs), winning a four-round unanimous decision by scores of 40-35, 40-36, 40-36.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Bowie Tupou (17-0, 13 KOs) demolished journeyman Marcus Rhode (34-38-2, 29 KOs), putting Rhode on the deck four times in the first 81 seconds.
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Heavyweight prospect Chazz Witherspoon (24-1, 17 KOs) scored a TKO at 1:43 of round three against journeyman Travis Fulton (14-23, 14 KOs). Fulton was down in round two and Witherspoon forces a referee’s stoppage in round three.
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Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell (16-0, 13 KOs) needed just 1:32 to demolish Dominique Azeez (2-17). A body shot put Azeez down and out.
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Cruiserweight Isiah Thomas (3-0, 3 KOs) got a first round stoppage of Sam Norwood (0-3). Seven unanswered prompted the referee to wave it off at the 1:49 mark.



March 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

Chavez Jr. defeats Cuello!

Soto, Montiel also triumph

Photos: Chris Cozzone


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By Felipe Leon at ringside

Unbeaten jr middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Luciano Cuello (23-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza Monumental Playas in Tijuana, Mexico. The fight was very competitive with Chavez a little busier, but Cuello was applying much of the pressure, often backing up the taller Chavez. After the first four rounds, Chavez was up 39-37. Cuello was bleeding heavily from the nose from round four. Chavez won by scores of 98-92, 96-94, 96-95. After the fight, promoter Bob Arum named John Duddy, Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao as potential opponents for Chavez Jr.
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WBC super featherweight champion Humberto Soto (47-7-2, 29 KOs) became the first man to stop three-time title challenger Antonio Davis (26-5, 13 KOs) with a fourth round TKO. Soto dropped Davis twice in round one, and twice in round four, before referee Roberto Ramirez Jr. waved it off after after Davis was rocked again. Time was 2:38.
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Former WBO super flyweight champion Fernando Montiel (39-2-1, 29 KOs) impressively won the vacant WBO bantamweight title with a third round annihilation of Diego Silva (24-2-3, 12 KOs). Silva was dropped by a glancing right hand in round two, then floored twice by left hooks in round three. Time was 2:24.
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Two-time world title challenger Antonio Diaz (46-5-1, 29 KOs) won a close but unanimous decision over Ciudad Juarez, MX favorite Javier Castro (19-2, 17 KOs) in a welterweight contest. Both fighters fought in close range with Castro being deducted a point for a low blow. Scores were 95-94 and 96-93 twice. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

Konecny edges Colas!

By Karl Freitag
Photos: SES Boxing


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WBO #2 rated super welterweight Lukas Konecny (39-3, 19 KOs) scored a close majority decision to dethrone reigning EBU EU champion Jimmy Colas (26-5, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportarena Großziethen in Berlin-Schönefeld, Germany. It was a competitive fight all the way with Konecny just slightly busier. Scores were 114-114, 116-112, 115-113. With the win, Konecny stays in the running for a rematch against WBO champion Sergiy Dzinziruk, while Colas quickly returns on April 23 to continue in the Acaries Brothers’ “Le Grand Tournoi” jr middleweight competition in Paris.
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WIBF/GBU/WBC female super middleweight champion Natascha Ragosina (20-0, 12 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over the overmatched and aptly named challenger Iva “The Terrible” Weston (12-5, 1 KO). As usual, Rasosina towered over her opponent and peppered her with punches from the outside. Weston, who had fought most of her career at welterweight or lower, finally went to the deck in the sixth round and referee Daniel Van de Wiele waved it off during Ragosina’s followup attack. Time 1:19. It was Ragosina’s eleventh defense since winning the WIBF belt in 2005.
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Reigning WIBF female lightweight champion and local favorite Ramona Kühne (13-0, 3 KOs) moved down to super featherweight to claim the vacant WIBF belt via ten round unanimous decision against Judy Waguthii (7-4-1, 0 KOs). Waguthii, who previously had never defeated a fighter with a winning record nor scored a knockout, shocked everyone in the house when she dropped Kühne in round one with a straight right. Kühne, however, got it together and did enough to win on points. Scores were 96-93, 98-91, 96-93. Kühne must now decide whether she wants to keep the WIBF 130lb or 135lb belt. The card was promoted by SES Boxing.



March 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

Khurtsidze barely edges Kovacs!

By Alexey Sukachev and Anton Gorunov

WBA intercontinental middleweight titlist Avtandil Khurtsidze (18-1-2, 11 KOs) hardly retained his belt moments ago in Cherkassy, Ukraine, scoring a narrow majority decision, which could have gone either way, over Hungarian guest Attila Kovacs (25-3, 17 KOs). Shorter but physically stronger Georgian Khurtsidze (WBA #8) applied a smart pressure from the outset trying to sneak inside and to land there his most punishing combinations. Kovacs, on the other hand, did well countering his opponent’s assault with his hard blows. After the fog of war had cleared away, judges finally rendered the scorecards in favor of the local fighter: 116-112, 115-113 and 114-114. Khurtsidze is expected to enter top-5 after this victory. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Fights tonight in Denver!

By Chris Morris/RockyMountainBoxing.com

Steve ‘Match Makin’ Mestas and Airtight Boxing are back at Red & Jerry’s tonight with a Colorado State Title to be contended in the main event between Juan Santiago and Jose Morales. The main event will see Juan Santiago, 6-0-1, 5 KOs taking on Jose Morales, 5-0, 1 KO for the Colorado State title at 130 pounds. This fight has ‘barn burner’ written all over it and putting a title on the line will only make it more so for these hungry fighters. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Announcement

“Lionheart” Hits The Big Screen!

"The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone!"

Leo Loiacono felt like he was playing a heavyweight contender even when he was one in 1997 and ’98. So Loiacono didn’t hesitate when his manager asked him last summer if he wanted to play one in “The Nail: The Story of Joey Nardone.” Loiacono, a former Ridgefield High School football player and former teacher at Kennedy High School, was supposed to be an extra in the boxing movie, which stars Tony Danza, William Forsythe and Leo Rossi. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Haye looks set!

By Alexey Potapov

WBO/IBF/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (52-3, 46 KOs) will next fight against former WBC/WBA/WBO cruiserweight champion David Haye (22-1, 22 KOs). Representatives of Klitschko have informed Fightnews.com that Klitschko-Haye will take place on June 20th in Germany. The contract is expected to be signed in the next few days. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto comments on Margarito!

"He should never step into a boxing ring again"

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto has commented on the news that Antonio Margarito was found to have elements of plaster of Paris in his handwraps before his bout with Shane Mosley. “I understand that Margarito not only played with my health but he played with health of many boxers,” said Cotto. “Only God knows. I have received punishment in my career but I never had my face swell like in that fight. In the heat of the fight I didn’t feel the punches, but my face didn’t say that. I understand that one year of suspension is not much for the kind of unsportsmanlike act that Margarito presented against Mosley. He deserves the same suspension as trainer Panama Lewis. He should never step into a boxing ring again.”



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Pendarvis demolishes Quinones!

By Francisco Salazar at ringside

Junior Welterweight Cleotis Pendarvis scored a major upset in stopping former contender Steve Quinones in the first round of a scheduled eight round bout at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello, CA. Quinones (31-14-1, 10 KOs) dropped his hands after being spun around and was dropped when the southpaw Pendarvis (10-1-2, 3 KOs) landed a counter right hook to the head. Quinones got up on shaky legs, but Pendarvis swarmed all over him, hurting him again until referee Raul Caiz, Jr. stepped in and stopped the bout at 2:07. With the victory, Pendarvis claimed the California State Junior Welterweight title. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Pro boxing in La Porte, Indiana!

By Johnny B’

Jeff Wilson Promotions and People’s Champ Boxing, in association with Maple City Boxing Club have teamed up to bring professional boxing to La Porte Civic Auditorium in La Porte, Indiana tonight. The event has nine bouts scheduled, with the featured bout of the evening pitting former National Golden Glove Champion Cedric Johnson (9-3, 7KO) against Hammond, Indiana’s Devin Lopez (7-5, 6KO) in a middleweight showdown. The card also features local favorites, Oswaldo Lopez Escobedo (2-1, 2KO), welterweight Marcus Thompkins (3-0, 1NC), Jeff Poole (1-0, 1KO) and Tabitha Hayes (1-0, 1KO). There will be three local fighters making their professional debuts as well; middleweight Ricardo Garcia, super middleweight Tony Winuski and cruiserweight Chae Uhelmann. Tickets are priced $20 for general admission, $30 for floor seats and $50 for ringside. Tickets are available in advance by calling (219) 369-3143 and at the door. Doors open at 6:00, bouts start at 7:00.



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

Piper keeps Aussie 168 belt!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian super middleweight champion Les “Diamond” Piper (9-2-3, 2 KOs) defended the title successfully when his bout with Israel “Cobra” Kani (9-2-2, 4 KOs) was declared a draw after ten action packed rounds at the Caloundra RSL, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Piper, 25 years, boxed aggressively against taller, 36 years of age Kani in all contested rounds. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing News

OPBF 108lb bout postponed!

By Joe Koizumi

The OPBF 108-pound title bout between defending champ Yukio Wadamine and lefty challenger Katsuhiko Iezumi, both of Japan, on Sunday has been abruptly postponed as the newly crowned champ sustained an auto accident and a whiplash neck injury. Upon Wadamine’s recovery it will be rescheduled most probably in June or July.



March 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

KO Night in Tampa!

By Lee Bates

Starfight productions returned to the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa on Friday night with a solid 6 bout boxing show. Longtime and well known boxing matchmaker Johnny Bos put together the very fan pleasing and well matched fight card. In featured bouts, cruiserweight Nick Iannuzzi, light welterweight Derrick Samuels and highly regarded heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov all secured knockout victories. (more…)



March 28th, 2009

Boxing Result

#2 Kuroki barely keeps OPBF belt!

By Joe Koizumi

WBC#2/WBA#3 minimum Yasutaka Kuroki (20-3-1), 105, a Japanese southpaw, barely kept his OPBF 105-pound belt as he was held to a technical draw with OPBF#10 compatriot Junichiro Kaneda (19-3-1, 12 KOs), 104.75, because of the latter’s nasty laceration at 2:00 of the third round in a scheduled twelve on Friday in Tokyo, Japan. Kaneda, in round two, connected with a roundhouse right that had Kuroki so rubbery-legged that another shot would have dropped the apparently groggy champ. Kaneda, however, became too nervous to score a knockdown with an accurate follow-up only to make the champ have a narrow escape. Aware that the champ was still hurt in the beginning of the third, Kaneda furiously attacked the unstable champ and then an accidental headbutt occurred to have the aggressor suffer a wide and deep gash under the right eyebrow. Blood badly streaming down the optic and cheek, referee Uratani finally declared a halt to stop the gory challenger from going on though they once resumed fighting. Kaneda deserves a rematch. Promoter: Yamaguchi Tsuchiura Promotions.



March 28th, 2009




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