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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated unified junior featherweight world champion Guillermo "El Chacal" Rigondeaux (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a first round KO over ...

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Photos: Scott Foster Super flyweight Jonathan "Pitbull" Vidal (18-2, 10 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Juan "El Loquito" Kantun (21-7-3, 15 ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

Rigondeaux annihilates Looknongyantoy

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Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

Vidal KOs Kantun in Kissimmee

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UFC

UFC 99 at the scales

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV TOMORROW AT 10 PM ET/7 PM PT!

From the Lanxess Arena in Germany for tomorrow night’s UFC 99: The Comeback:
Rich Franklin 194 vs. Wanderlei Silva 194

Cain Velasquez 239 vs. Cheick Kongo 230
Ben Saunders 169 vs. Mike Swick 169
Dan Hardy 170 vs. Marcus Davis 171
Caol Uno 155 vs. Spencer Fisher 154
Mostapha Al-Turk 236 vs. Mirko Cro Cop 233
Justin Buchholz 155 vs. Terry Etim 156
Dale Hartt 156 vs. Dennis Siver 156
Paul Taylor 169 vs. Peter Sobotta 169
Roli Delgado 155 vs. Paul Kelly 156
Stefan Struve 248 vs. Denis Stojnic 241
Rick Story 169 vs. John Hathaway 170

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 12th, 2009



Boxing News

Bradley to face Campbell!

By Flattop

Sources have informed Fightnews.com that WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley will defend against former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell on August 1 at a site to be determined. The bout will be televised by SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. We’ve also learned that the deal includes a rematch clause. The WBO has signed off on the bout, but WBO Paco Valcarcel told Fightnews that the winner must face interim titlist Lamont Peterson.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Update: Godrey-Hawk on FNF!

By Lee Bates

ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights will pit cruiserweights Matt Godfrey (18-1, 10 KOs) and Shawn Hawk (18-0-1, 16 KOs) in the main event July 10th. Light heavyweights Shaun George (18-2-2, 9 KOs) and Chris Henry (23-2, 18 KOs) will do battle in the co-feature. Each fighter has had their own experiences in their last appearances on FNF. For Godfrey and George the experiences were good with each scoring spectacular knockouts. Godfrey stopped Emmanuel Nwodo in his bout while George knocked out former heavyweight champion of the world Chris Byrd. In the case of Henry the results weren’t so good as he dropped a split decision to Yusaf Mack. The unbeaten Hawk will be stepping way up in class. There had been talk of Godfrey facing stablemate Aaron Williams but Hawk got the call in the end. CES Promotions will present the event with a site and venue to be announced shortly.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Olusegun tops Wright!

By Alexey Sukachev

29-year old Nigerian southpaw Ajose Olusegun (27-0, 13 KOs) delivered another classy performance and scored a convenient twelve-round unanimous decision over British Nigel Wright (20-6-1, 9 KOs) to retain his Commonwealth light welterweight title for the third time in addition to the newly acquired then-vacant British belt tonight at Olympia, Liverpool. WBC #6 Olusegun controlled the pace of the fight from the starters with his tremendous hand speed and tight defense. Slow but rugged southpaw Wright tried his best to negate his opponent’s reflexes but failed to match his quickness and ring generalship. Olusegun twice took his feet to reduce the throttle in rounds 6 and 11 but Wright failed to capitalize on that. He had his moments in the second half of the fight but it was too late to turn back the tides. At the end, all three judges saw it for the Nigerian guest: 117-111, 117-112 and 116-113. Fightnews scored it wider 119-110 in favor of the elusive Nigerian fighter. Olusegun revealed he had a back injury before this bout, what certainly hasn’t affected his performance tonight. A year ago his points win over the same opponent was much more difficult.
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Young local junior welterweight Steve Williams (8-0, 3 KOs) passed his hardest career test with a points victory over tough-as-nails Pole Slawomir Ziemliewicz (18-5-2, 3 KOs). Both fighters gave their all in eight-round give-and-take brawl but 25-year old Williams was just a bit sharper and more consistent in each fought round. The referee, who was the sole scorer, saw it 80-74 for the British fighter.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Marquez in auto accident!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Two-time former world champion Rafael Marquez was slightly injured in an auto accident this early morning in Mexico City on the way to the airport to catch a plane to New York, where he was to receive a professional recognition. Apparently his vehicle overturned, but he did not sustain any serious injuries and will continue training at La Romanza Gym with Nacho Beristain. Raffa won his last fight on May 23 in Monterrey, Mexico with a three round KO of Colombian Pegoño Mendoza and is expected to land a title shot soon.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Rodela-Garcia!

By Francisco Salazar

Lightweight David Rodela looked like he wanted to make a statement in his six round bout against Juan Garcia. However, it was Garcia who almost stole the show at the expense of Rodela. Rodela did enough to win enough rounds and had to hold off Garcia’s late rally to win a six round split decision victory before an almost sellout crowd of 1,741 at Club Nokia-LA Live in Los Angeles, CA. (more…)



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Murray loses belt on scale!

Photo: Chris Royle

Photo: Chris Royle

British lightweight champion John Murray (26-0, 14 KOs) was unable to make weight for his title defense against Scott Lawton (26-4-1, 5 KOs) and was stripped of the belt by the BBBC. Murray against Lawton will still take place on Saturday at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan, Lancashire, United Kingdom, and only Lawton can claim the vacant belt if victorious.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Egberime wins Aussie 147 belt!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian based Nigerian Solomon Egberime (19-2, 10 KOs) captured the vacant Australian welterweight crown by stopping Mick Shaw (27-10-3, 8 KOs) in five rounds at the Bronco’s Leagues Club, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Friday. Egberime started his professional career in Australia in 2000 and first won the Australian welterweight title in 2002 by defeating Eddie Delic by twelve round decision. He scored a ten round stoppage over Jamie Crampton in 2003 and also stopped Gary Comer in nine rounds in 2002. Egberime defeated world rated Ernie Artango on points over eight in 2002 but dropped a ten round decision to former IBF world title challenger Naoufel Ben Rabah. Promoter Angelo Di Carlo.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Rodriguez-Hlatshwayo purse bid!

Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing won the purse bid for the vacant IBF welterweight championship formerly held by Joshua Clottey between Star Boxing’s IBF #2 rated Delvin Rodriguez (24-2-2, 14 KOs) and IBF #3 rated Isaac Hlatshwayo (28-1-1, 10 KOs). The winning bid was $136,000.00. Star Boxing, who promotes Rodriquez, beat out the bid of Branco Sports Productions, whose bid was $127,500. Rodriguez and Hlatshwayo are familiar with one another. The two fought back on November 17th, 2008, in Hlatshwayo’s home country of South Africa in an official IBF welterweight title eliminator. While the bout was ruled a draw, many who witnessed the fight, including a large majority of the South African press, felt Rodriguez deserved the victory. Now Rodriguez will have a chance to get his revenge and this time with Star winning the bid, the fight will likely take place on U.S. soil. The fight will be promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and should be officially announced shortly.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Taylor-Green postponed!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former two time world title challenger Shannan Taylor (49-7-3, 35KO’s) scheduled August bout in Perth with former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny Green has been postponed. Taylor said. “Danny Green’s manager called me today and said that our fight had been postponed but did not give me another date. I am very disapointed because I was confident of causing an upset by beating Danny. We had boxed about one hundred rounds in the gym and I think I had the better of him most of the time.” Taylor has scored knockouts over several world champions including Livingstone Bramble and Jake Rodriguez but lost to Shane Mosley in a WBC welterweight title challenge in 2001. He dropped a twelve round decision to Arthur Abraham in an IBF middleweight challenge in 2006. In 2009 former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine outpointed the “Bulli Blaster. “Mundine cannot punch but has great speed of hand,” said Taylor.



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Cotto, Clottey make weight!

Photos: Ed Mulholland

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WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto weighed in at 146 lbs for his world title showdown against former IBF champion Joshua Clottey, who weighed 147. They collide Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

St. Claire retires!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF world 130 pound champion Gairy St Clair (41-10-2, 18 KOs) contacted Fightnews today to advise he has officially retired as a boxer. He will continue to stay in boxing as a trainer. “I had a very good career boxed several world champions and was world champion in 2006 after beating Cassius Baloyi in South Africa,” said St. Claire. “Other world champions I boxed were Vivian Harris who later became world 140 pound champion. I also boxed the great Diego Corrales in 1998 losing a twelve round decision.” St Claire was stopped for the first time in his career recently by hard punching IBF#14 Jackson Asiku in nine rounds. In 2008 he had taken the much bigger Amir Khan twelve rounds in London, England.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing Result

Results from Irvine, CA!

By Jeremy Roseman

In front of an expected sell-out crowd of 1,412 fight fans, Roy Englebrecht Promotions showcased its heaviest fight card in 25 years as fans enjoyed yet another exciting evening of professional boxing at the Irvine Marriott. With the success of professional debuters as well as other action packed fights, Roy Englebrecht Promotions continues to display its title as “The Biggest Little Boxing Show in America.” (more…)



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Geale: I beat Mundine!

Photo: Graham Shaw

Photo: Graham Shaw

by Ray Wheatly — World of Boxing

Former world IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about his recent disputed split decision loss to Anthony Mundine and reveals his thoughts on the decision, the knockdown in round two, on the tactics he used, about Mundine’s tapes coming loose on five diferent ocassions, and why having top sparring partners, IBF#4 Sakio Bika, WBA#10 Daniel Edouard and Rob Medley got him in the best shape of his career. (more…)



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Joe Chavez new Cotto Cutman!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican cutman Joe Chávez will be in the corner of WBO welterweight world champion Miguel Cotto during his battle with Joshua Clottey. Chavez has previously worked with the likes of Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao, James Toney and Vernon Forrest among others and is considered among the best in the world.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Dawson-Johnson II is signed!

The long awaited and eagerly anticipated rematch between undefeated two-time light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson and former world champion Glen Johnson is on. Promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, DiBella Entertainment and Seminole Warriors Boxing, Dawson-Johnson II will be broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing in the fall. The site and date will be formally announced shortly. Dawson, unable to get an exception from the IBF for his mandatory title defense, vacated his IBF title in order to make the Johnson rematch, which will be for his IBO championship.



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Glendale, CA!

Bash Boxing

Bash Boxing

The official weigh-in for the historic June 12th Glendale Glory boxing show at the Glendale Civic Auditorium was held at the Outback Steakhouse Thursday:
Andrey Fedosov 215 vs. Galen Brown 247
(WBC Heavyweight Youth I/C title)
Art Hovanessian 140 vs. Daniel Gonzalez 141.5
Lateef Kayode 208 vs. Francisco Mireles 262
Gapo Tolmajyan 128.5 vs. Hugo Ramos 126
Max Skayzer 147 vs. Anthony Martinez 146
Anatoliy Dudchenko 178 vs. Terrence Smith 180
Venue: Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California
Promoter: Art of Boxing Promotions in association with Bash Boxing
Tickets: www.glendaleglory.com, Art of Boxing (818) 521-2373, Bash Boxing (213)700-2274, and the Glendale Civic Box Office from 9am to 11am and after 5pm.



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from San Jose!

Robert Guerrero 134.4 vs. Efren Hinojosa 136.2
Danny Garcia 142.4 vs. Pavel Miranda 142
Ashanti Jordan 222.6 vs. Andrae Carthron 213.6
Juan Velasquez ?? vs. Manuel Sarabia ??
Eloy Perez ?? vs. Cristian Favela ??
Anthony Johnson 192.8 vs. Henry Wells 198
Venue: HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: ESPN2



June 12th, 2009

UFC

The ‘Crazy Cuban’ talks!

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Interview by Jose Santiago

On the undercard of UFC 99, Rolando “The Crazy Cuban” Delgado (8-3-1) will take on Paul Kelly (9-1) in a 155-pound three-rounder. Delgado recently took time out to talk with Fightnews. . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Oregon!

Daniel Edouard 161.5 vs Dumont Welliver 158
Rayco Saunders 173 vs Roger Cantrell 174.5
Verquan Kimbrough 135 vs Justo Sanchez 137
Manuel Ortega 125.5 vs Marco Cardenas 126.5
Jason papillion 150 vs Dashon Johnson 152
David Quartz 159 vs Ronald Briggs 156
Venue: Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, Oregon
Promoter: Square Ring Promotions



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami!

Diosbelys Hurtado 147 vs Manuel Garnica 146
Lester Gonzalez 156.75 vs Juan Novoa 157
Odlanier Solis 262.50 vs Dominique Alexander 220.50
Jose Duran 144 vs Raymond Betancourt 141.25
Luis Ruedas 186 vs Ron Croskey 186
Eric Leander 242 vs Dione Craig 245
Jean Petit Homme 139 vs Miguel Valle 141.50
Rocky Alvarez 136.50 vs Sotico Dominguez 136
Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:30 PM (ET)
Tickets: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming (877) 242-6464 and at all Ticketmasters



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Chilembe, Kitooke meet again!

By Ron Jackson

In an anticipated war David Kitooke and Isaac Chilembe meet for the vacant WBO Africa light heavyweight title at the Graceland Casino in Secunda on Saturday night on a Golden Gloves Promotion. This is a return match and Kitooke 10-1-1; 9 from Uganda is intent on avenging the only loss on his record. Chilembe 12-1; 8 of Malawi won on a eighth round technical knockout in April last year when the fight was stopped due to a bad gash over the eye of Kitooke. That fight was at super middleweight and both fighters who have now moved into the light heavyweight division also have new trainers. (more…)



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto update!

Photo: Everlast

Photo: Everlast Worldwide

Everlast Worldwide, Inc. has announced that Miguel Cotto will be wearing custom Everlast Hydrolast Lockdown Lo Professional Boxing Boots on Saturday when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Joshua Clottey. The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City and air on HBO beginning at 10:35PM ET/7:00PM PT. This will be the fifth custom shoe that Everlast has developed with Cotto. This latest design incorporates elements from the Michelin® HydroEdge tire, as well as a sleek red and grey color scheme to compliment Cotto’s fight outfit. According to Matt Cowan, VP of Marketing at Everlast, “Miguel Cotto represents the perfect balance of speed and power, for which we built the Hydrolast shoe.” The Everlast Hydrolast Lockdown Lo Professional Boxing Boots are currently available at www.everlast.com.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Clottey sharp in workout!

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Former World Champion, Joshua Clottey (35-2, 20 KOs) hits the heavy bag during media day for his upcoming world welterweight championship fight against world welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday, June 13 at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes this HBO televised event.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather salutes flag

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

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As a show of patriotism, Floyd Mayweather has has wrapped his Las Vegas boxing gym in the American Flag in recognition of the “Flag Day” holiday which takes place this Sunday. The 16′ 2″ wide x 8′ 2’’ tall flag will be kept up until Floyd’s July 18 welterweight showdown against Juan Manuel Marquez.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Rodela edges Garcia!

Lightweight David Rodela (13-1-3, 6 KOs) won a six round split decision over Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. In a wild fight, Rodela was staggered in round three, but came back to nearly drop Garcia in round four. In the end, judges had it 59-55, 59-55 for Rodela, 57-56 Garcia.
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Unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos (11-0, 6 KOs) from Team Espinoza KO’d veteran Baudel Cardenas (18-17-2, 6 KOs) in the fifth round. Ramos floored Cardenas with a body shot in round one and leveled him with a flush right to the jaw in round five. Time was 2:26.
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Undefeated local featherweight Charles Huerta (11-0, 6 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over previously unbeaten Noe Lopez Jr (4-1, 3 KOs). Huerta dropped Lopez three times in round three. Time was 1:02.
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Featherweight Ricky Lopez (4-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Rufino Serrano (1-1) over four by scores of 40-36.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario CA!

Photos: Thompson Boxing

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Juan Carlos Burgos 126 vs Vyacheslab Gusev 125.5
Mauricio Herrera 140 vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 139.5
Jesus Hernandez 125.5 vs Aaron Garcia 126
Ignacio Garcia 143 vs Yakub Shidaev 141.5
Alberto Herrera 150.5 vs Alfredo Rivera 148.5
Miguel Uronia 132 vs Oscar Chinchilla 132.5
Venue: Double Tree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Glendale, CA

First boxing event in 62 years!

A 62-year-old ban on professional boxing in the City of Glendale, California will become history on Friday, June 12th, 2009 when Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, presents “Glendale Glory” at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Click for more on this historic event! (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Russian Boxing Chronicles!

Part V: Andrey Fedosov and Stan Martyniouk

By Alexey Sukachev

This Friday night, “Art of Boxing Promotions”, lead by Kahren Harutyunyan, in cooperation with Steven Bash’s “Bash Boxing” presents the “Glendale Glory”, a nice packed local tournament at Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. One feature will distinguish this event from other shows of its kind. A number of ex-Soviet expatriates are going to take their parts in the evening, making it a real extravaganza for the fans interested in the former USSR boxing and its charismatic representatives. In the main event, is a tough, young heavyweight named Andrey Fedosov, who will try to prove he is the next big thing from Russia to conquer boxing’s glamour division. Fedosov, already nicknamed “The Russian Bear”, faces experienced journeyman Galen Brown (32-11-1, 19 KOs), of Saint Joseph, Missouri, over ten rounds for the WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Also, young super featherweight Stan Martyniouk, 23, who helps Andrey to adapt himself to the pace of life overseas, will also see action on June 12 in a non-title six-rounder. Fightnews contacted both fighters when they were finishing their preparations for the upcoming performances. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

UFC

Cro Cop smelling blood again

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (24-6-2, 1NC)  may be the most honest fighter in the UFC today. The Croatian made his debut at UFC 67 to much fan fare from MMA aficionados and was hailed as the next big thing  . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Lee added to June 20 card!

Andy Lee Boxing Team

Andy Lee Boxing Team

Irish Middleweight prospect Andy Lee (17-1, 13 KOs) turned 25 years old today (June 11) and he certainly got the birthday present he was looking for. It has been confirmed today that the Kronk star will feature on the undercard of the Waldimir Klitschko vs Ruslan Chagaev world heavyweight championship clash on June 20 in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Lee will share the ring with the durable Olegs Fedotovs (10-5, 6 KOs).



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

ABC balks at Mercer-Silva!

The Association of Boxing Commissionsn has denounced as “unwarranted and illegal” a boxing match scheduled to be held in Birmingham, Alabama this coming Saturday between former UFC champion Tim Silva (boxing debut) and former WBO world boxing heavyweight champion Ray Mercer (now, 48 years old). In the absence of a currently operating boxing / athletic commission in Alabama, the boxing match was to be regulated by a representative of the River Cree Combative Sports Commission, a tribal boxing commission located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and the bout was to be refereed by John McCarthy, a renowned MMA referee who, it is believed, to date, has not been licensed as a boxing referee. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Javier Castillejo retires!

By Robert Coster

Spain’s greatest boxer of all time, two-division world champion Javier Castillejo has decided to hang up the gloves at age 41 after an illustrious, title-filled career. Castillejo, “the Lynx of Parla” has he is known, retires with a record of 62-8-1 with 43 KOs and in his 21 year journey in the ring, garnered the following belts: three times European jr middleweight champion 1994-95, 1998-99, 2002-03, WBC jr middleweight champion 1999-01 (six title defenses), interim WBC jr middleweight champion 2002-03, WBA middleweight champion 2006-07. Castillejo fought twice in the United States, losing decisions to Oscar de la Hoya and Fernando Vargas. Javier retires with his head held up high – but not without some justfied bitterness towards the lack of recognition and support given to boxing by Spanish authorities. Says Castillejo, “I was born in the wrong country to be a boxer. Anywhere else I would be honored but here in Spain I am lucky if I get invited by my next door neighbor.”



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Cecilia Braekhus Update!

Photo: Michael Schwarzer

Photo: Michael Schwarzer

Inside the ring, WBA/WBC female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus usually wears a white skirt. Outside the ring, the First Lady now presented a special collection featuring motives of the famous Berlin Wall. Designer Daniel Rodan has created a new collection called “Mauerkleider” (“Wall-Clothes”) to honour the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch poised for Pavlik fight!

Carl Froch will defend his WBC super-middleweight title against Kelly Pavlik early in 2010, according to the founder and Chairman of Top Rank promotions Bob Arum. Speaking today on Setanta Sports News, Arum revealed the news. He said: “That is absolutely true. Todd duBoef of Top Rank has discussed that fight and yesterday we met with HBO and talked about Pavlik fighting Felix Sturm in the fall; and then early as next year, perhaps as early as the end of January, fighting Froch.” Since his defeat of Jermain Taylor in April, Froch has been linked with every marquee fighter in his division.



June 11th, 2009




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