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Huck to leave Sauerland, takes aim at Klitschko

Huck to leave Sauerland, takes aim at Klitschko

Photo: HSP Cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) will take on future challenges independently. The current WBO-Champion announced on Wednesday, that he ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Boxing News

Andre Berto Cleared by Physician for Light Sparring, to Begin Full Contact in Mid-April

Former two-time World Champion Andre Berto (Winter Haven, Fla.) has received clearance to begin light sparring following his August shoulder surgery. Berto returned to Dr. Neal El Attrache’s office for a follow-up appointment on Monday, during which the world-renowned surgeon also stated that he could begin full contact sparring in mid-April.

“These last seven months and the whole rehab process haven’t been easy at all, but it was worth it to finally be able to get back in the ring,” Berto said. “I’m refocusing all my energy on coming back at 100% and showing all of my fans the best Andre Berto both mentally and physically. I have learned a lot during this time off and everyone is going to see all of that in my next fight.” (more…)



March 11th, 2014



Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez heats up at NYC presser

Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez brought their coast-to-coast media tour to New York City with a press conference at Chase Square in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday. Cotto spoke first offering fairly standard press conference comments, while an agitated Martinez made a point of mentioning some of the concessions he had to make to get Cotto to accept the fight.

Miguel Cotto: There’s not really much to say. I’m just looking forward to starting my camp, looking forward to train as hard as I can each day, and being here on June 7th to become the first Puerto Rican to be a champion in four different divisions. I’d like to say to Sergio good luck in your camp. Try to do your best and I’m going to do my best. At the end of the road, the winners are going to be the fans.

Sergio Martinez: Don’t forget one thing. We are going to fight because I am the champion and I’m coming into the ring first and he’s coming in second, otherwise there would be no fight. I go to the blue corner and I really don’t care because I’m the champion and if it wasn’t for that he won’t fight. I will be introduced first in the ring, because if it wash’t that way, Cotto would not fight me. I can imagine on June 7 he’s gonna ask for rose petals, otherwise he won’t walk into the ring. No more excuses. On June 7th, I’m gonna win, Argentina!

Cotto and Martínez collide on June 7 at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Noon ET / 9:00 A.M. PT. Priced at $750, $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008), and online at www.ticketmaster.com and www.thegarden.com. photos



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Broken thumb KOs Huck: March 29 card is off

The snake-bitten Sauerland Events card on March 29 in the Berlin Velodrome was called off after WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck fractured his thumb during sparring. IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez was originally slated to headline, but Hernandez was sidelined by gastritis. Huck then stepped in on short notice, but he too is now out of commission and the entire card was cancelled.



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Brooks ready to take on Mexicali fighter

IBF #1 welterweight Kell Brook has promised there will be no slip-ups in his clash with Mexican puncher Alvaro Robles (17-2, 15 KOs) when they meet at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night. The unbeaten Brook has his sights set on a world title clash with IBF champion Shawn Porter in the summer, but says he is taking no chances against the 34-year-old.

“Anybody Mexican who has earned the nickname ‘Tyson’ can definitely have a fight,” said Brook. “This is his world title fight so he is going to be game, he will be very, very tough, and he will want to take my head off. I am looking forward to the opportunity to get in there and show what I do, and that is knock people out. It is a very important fight. It is a banana-skin fight, and it is important because if I don’t win this there is no big one to follow. (more…)



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Fortuna stops Lorenzo in three

By Robert Coster

Former WBA interim featherweight champion Javier Fortuna stopped Francisco Lorenzo in three rounds and paved the way for his next fight on the undercard of the upcoming Martinez-Cotto showdown. Fortuna (24-0-1, 18 KOs) totally overwhelmed Lorenzo (39-13, 17 KOs), knocking him down in the third round and forcing the veteran boxer to quit on his stool. The bout was held in the jr lightweight class.

In another fight, up-and-coming Julio De Jesus (20-1, 19 KOs) won the WBA Latino jr Welterweight crown with a fourth round stoppage of countryman Abraham Peralta (12-3, 10 KOs).

The card was held at the Pedro Julio Nolasco Coliseum in La Romana, Dominican Republic and presented by Sampson Productions and Manguita Promotions.



March 11th, 2014

Boxing Result

Focused Agnew and not distracted by Kovalev-Stevenson Hype

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Over the past week or two the boxing world has been consumed with the verbal sparring match happening in the media between Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (23-0-1, 21 KOs) and Adonis Stevenson. But before any Kovalev-Stevenson match can take place “Krusher” will face-off against undefeated challenger Cedric “L.O.W.” Agnew (26-0-0, 13 KOs) for the WBO Light Heavyweight Championship on March 29th at the Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and live on HBO Boxing After Dark.

Agnew has been flying under the radar, so few people know how deeply the sport of boxing runs in his veins. His uncle, Chicago’s own “Mighty” Mike Evans (38-11-1, 27 KOs), started taking Cedric to the gym with him when he was just eight years old. Agnew spent the majority of his childhood in Chicago working out with his pro-boxer uncle. (more…)



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Oquendo ready for Telemundo showdown with Avila

Boxeo Telemundo will make its 2014 debut this Friday with a real exciting one as Puerto Rican Jonathan “Polvo” Oquendo (23-3, 16 KOs) takes on Mexican Guillermo “El Borrego” Avila (12-1, 9 KOs). The bout is scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBO Latino super bantamweight title at stake. Site of the fightcard will be the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. Promoting will be All Star Boxing in association with PR Best boxing Promotions (PRBBP), which will be broadcast on Telemundo’s successful series Boxeo Telemundo Ford.

Both fighters share a common opponent in former world champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Though Vazquez Jr. was victorious each fighter gave Vazquez Jr. all he could handle. Oquendo aims to prove that he is up for the current task at hand and recently spoke to Fightnews as he is now days away from the fight. (more…)



March 11th, 2014

UFC

Fighting a Welcome Escape for Krylov

In following the world of sports, it’s often easy to forget that there’s a world out there beyond who wins or loses in the big game or the big fight. That doesn’t just go for the fans either, as the athletes are often affected by real life events that have nothing to do with their chosen profession . . . click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 15 from Dallas Texas, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more info



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Bryant-Santiago set to tangle Friday night

Nedal Promotions is set to bring professional boxing back to the Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, Township, New Jersey on Friday, featuring an eight round light heavyweight crossroad battle between Roland Bryant (16-3, 11 KOs) and William “The Iceman” Santiago (6-8-1, 2 KOs). Both fighters look to bounce back from two consecutive losses. In the co-feature of the evening, Philly middleweight prospect Fred Jenkins Jr. (6-1, 2 KOs) will be tested by Camden, New Jersey’s Gilbert Alex Sanchez (2-3, 2 KOs) in a six round scrap. (more…)



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia grand arrival in Puerto Rico today

WBC/WBA jr welterweight champion Danny Garcia will make his “grand arrival” at his home away from home today (Tuesday) at 1PM at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in Puerto Rico. Garcia is coming in on US Airways flight 771 from Philadelpha. He defends against Mauricio Herrera on Saturday night.

“It’s always been a dream of mine to fight in Puerto Rico,” said Garcia last week. “Just to reach out to my fans in Puerto Rico, because I am Puerto Rican and they don’t have a champion right now, so I think this gave me the perfect time for me to go over there and show the Puerto Rican fans that they have a true champion.”



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Comaro: I will KO Katsidis

A smiling and quietly confident Eddy Comarro touched down with his team ahead of his bout and the ring return of Michael Katsidis ‘The Great’ on Friday night at Rumours International in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Comarro made it very clear to all that he wants to go home to Indonesia a superstar by defeating Katsidis this Friday night. Comarro, the former sparring partner of Indonesian legend Chris John said “I’ve come to Australia to win, I will knockout Michael Katsidis. I want to go back to Indonesia a superstar.” (more…)



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Felix Verdejo returns March 22

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Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated lightweight sensation Felix Verdejo of Puerto Rico poses with three-time world champion Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico during a press conference with WBC world Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez from Argentina to kickoff their national media tour. Cotto and Martínez will clash in their eagerly-anticipated World Middleweight Championship battle which will take place on Saturday, June 7, at the “Mecca of Boxing,” Madison Square Garden.

Verdejo (10-0, 7 KOs) will return to the ring on March 22 on a “Solo Boxeo Tecate” UniMas show in Caguas, Puerto Rico on a card promoted by Cotto Promotions and Top Rank. Verdejo’s opponent will be Juan Santiago (14-11-1, 8 KOs), of Colorado in a six-round fight. Also on the card: Puerto Rico’s Jorge Melendez (27-3-1, 26 KOs) will battle Colombia’s Richard Gutierrez (27-12-1, 17 KOs) in a 10 round light middleweight bout.



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

New Look: Shannon Briggs Update

Comebacking former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (51-6-1, 45 KOs) is shown recently flexing a few new looks. For the first time in over two decades, Briggs no longer has his trademark dreadlocks. He is now sporting a basic low cut these days. Also, over the last eight months Briggs’ physique has a had a major overhaul dropping down from a hefty 357 pounds to a currently ripped 247 pounds.

Briggs was scheduled to fight in Atlanta, Georgia last month but his fight was pulled by the commission just days before he was supposed to fight. Briggs wanted to erase any doubts that he was not medically fit to fight.

“From what I understand all that happpened was that in the state of Georgia because of my, and I quote ‘advanced age of 42,’ I needed to be screened in person per the rules and regulations of the state and I had to do so a certain amount of days before the fight. I was not aware of this and I arrived too late. But what’s done is done. The plan now is for me to return likely at the end of March on a fight card in North Carolina.” (more…)



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

George Groves threatens to pull out of the Carl Froch rematch over referee concerns. More

Does Amir Khan need a big name win in the U.S. or a British battle with Kell Brook? More

Given three to six months left to live, 76-year-old Rubin “Hurricane” Carter battles with cancer. More

Rapper/actor Eminem bails out of boxing movie, “Southpaw.” More



March 11th, 2014

Boxing News

Froch: There’s going to be no question marks over the stoppage this time

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Photo: Laurence Lustig

IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch says he has learned from his first bout against George Groves and will not take the challenger lightly in their May 31 rematch at Wembley Stadium in London. “The last time I have felt this mentally switched on, focused, happy and confident was before I fought Lucian Bute, and we all know what happened there,” said Froch. “It doesn’t get any bigger than this, I’m so excited to showcase my skills in Wembley Stadium – it doesn’t get better than this. Mentally it was difficult for me to fight somebody who has never fought anyone in the top 15 in the world, everybody is telling you it’s a mismatch and you are going to wipe the floor with him, eventually you start listening to it and mentally take a back seat, and mentally I was not at the races. I won’t make that mistake again, I was at fault for that and I won’t make that mistake again. Everyone is entitled to their opinion on that fight. It was controversial and that’s why we’re here today. There’s going to be no question marks over the stoppage this time.”



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez kickoff presser in Puerto Rico

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Three-division world champion Miguel Cotto and WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez began their national media tour Monday in Puerto Rico with a press conference to discuss their eagerly-anticipated PPV middleweight title collision which will take place on June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Miguel Cotto: I’m very excited about the opportunity to be the first Puerto Rican champion in four divisions. I hope that on June 7 your knee is 100% so that there is no excuse when I defeat you!

Sergio Martinez: I’m sure Miguel and I will give everything to make all Latinos feel proud…I am ready for a war!

Promoter Todd duBoef: On June 7, Madison Square Garden is going to be incredible. Exciting. Electric. But I’ve I’ve got to tell you something. This guy over here, this middleweight king, he took one from me two Septembers ago against Chavez. And we were out there on Mexican Independence Weekend and the Argentine fans were screaming. They were louder than the Mexican fans. So when we made this fight, I said there’s no way the Argentine fans are going to be louder than you. So you guys make sure you don’t let me down on June 7 because this guy [Cotto] is going to go for his fourth. Never been done before.

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March 10th, 2014

Full Report

Report/gallery: Alvarez vs. Angulo

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Photos by Chris Cozzone

In a clash between two Mexican warriors, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, of Guadalajara, and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo, of Mexicali, gave the fans plenty to make noise about, Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Displaying great hand speed and power, Canelo took it to Angulo for ten rounds, before the bout was stopped in controversial fashion by referee Tony Weeks . . . Click here for more



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Froch-Groves meet at Wembley ahead of rematch – 60,000 tickets gone in an hour!

By James Slater

Today at Wembley in the nation’s capital, Carl Froch and George Groves came face to face at a press conference to officially announce their May 31st rematch. There is, as surely everyone knows, no love lost between the two rival super-middleweights, and today the two had some harsh words for one another ahead of the fight that has, amazingly shifted 60,000 tickets after just one hour of them going on sale.

Groves, who was TKO’d in the 9th round back in November, spoke first and had more to say than Froch:

“This is a fight Froch did not want,” Groves said. ” Froch knows he can’t possibly win. The first fight was a robbery and everybody knows it. It gives me great joy that this fight is happening. Froch never wanted this fight – he was forced to take it. That’s round one to me. Round two is the fact that we are here in Wembley – this is my home town. This will be a national event but this is my home crowd. I will hit Carl Froch wherever I want – on the chin, on the ear, on the nose, in the ribs, wherever I want. Carl can take nothing positive from the first fight.” (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Alvarez: I was simply doing my job

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Cozzone

Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez met with the media after his TKO victory over countryman Alfredo “Perro” Angulo Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight somewhat lived up to its title “Toe to Toe” as both Alvarez and Angulo scrapped it out for ten rounds and had their moments. The two fighters had everything at stake as they were coming off losses.

“What a great night of boxing these four fights were definitely. ‘Toe to Toe.’ Great performance from all those fighters on the card,” Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer said in opening the post-fight press conference.

“El Perro” did not make it to the press room as he was taken to the hospital for precautionary safety measures. Angulo’s trainer Virgil Hill talked to media on Angulo’s behalf. “It’s very disappointing,” stated Hill. “I thought it was a tough fight for Alfredo, very tough for me also to watch him in a tough fight. I care about him so much as a fighter and individual.” (more…)



March 10th, 2014

UFC

TUF Brasil 3: Episode 1 Recap

The episode opens with an introduction to this season’s format. There will be 32 fighters (mix of middleweights and heavyweights) fighting for 16 spots in The Ultimate Fighter house. split between the heavyweight and middleweight division. The coaches this season will be Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Dana White calls it, “The biggest rivalry in the history of The Ultimate Fighter.” Wanderlei says that he’s Chael has insulted him and his country and that, “He messed with the wrong person.” Ever the gentleman, West Linn’s bad boy describes Wanderlei as “very peculiar,” and that the Axe Murderer should have retired from MMA a long time ago. Another wrinkle to this season is the presence of two celebrity assistant coaches. Team Sonnen has retired Brazilian basketball star Hortencia Marcari and Team Silva has beach volleyball pro Isabel Salgado. After the coaches give some words of encouragement, we head directly to the preliminary fights . . . click here for more at UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, March 15 from Dallas Texas, at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT. Click here for more info



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Garcia to battle human nature, Herrera, and himself in Puerto Rico

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

When Danny Garcia enters the ring Saturday to defend his junior welterweight championship against Californian Mauricio Herrera, no one would blame him for suffering a bit of letdown. After all, he has been on a two-year tear through his division, winning titles, defying odds, and toppling star attractions like Lucas Matthysse, Eric Morales, Amir Khan, and Zab Judah. Against Herrera, it will be the first time in quite a while that Philadelphia’s top fighter will be the overwhelming pick to win a fight.

Therefore, it would be understandable for Garcia to approach his next fight as his easiest assignment in years. That would just be human nature.

However, if Garcia does come into the ring at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, expecting an easy night, he would be making a big mistake. A mistake that could cost him everything he accomplished recently. (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Main Events matchmaker Jolene Mizzone talks Adamek-Glazkov

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photo: Mike Gladysz/Main Events

“This is the million dollar question: ‘Which Adamek and which Glazkov will we see in the ring on March 15?’ Adamek is the most dangerous when his back is against the wall, Glazkov wants the recognition, is hungry to prove himself,” – said Main Events vice-president and matchmaker Jolene Mizzone in a Fightnews.com interview. Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) and Vyacheslav Glazkov (16-0, 11 KOs) will collide on Saturday night’s NBC Sports Network “Fight Night” main event.

Forgetting all the alphabet soup rankings, how good is “Czar” Glazkov? A top 10, top 20 heavyweight in the world?

Jolene Mizzone: Top ten, no doubt. With couple of exceptions, nobody knows how good the current crop at heavyweight is. Even if Glazkov didn’t fight best of them yet, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t belong in this group. Czar is undefeated. He earned that. (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Scranton, PA

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Junior middleweight prospect Robert “Black Gold” Sockwell (7-2-1, 5 KOs) sent the standing room only crowd at the Scranton Hilton, home satisfied with a one round blowout of Ramiro Bueno Jr (2-5-1, 1 KO) in the scheduled six round main event of the evening. The Pro-Am card promoted by Chris Coyne’s North East boxing had the locals on their feet throughout with mine explosive amateur bouts to compliment four good professional fights. In the co-feature of the evening, junior middleweight Stephon Burgette 3-1-1, 1 KO had top survive an early onslaught before battering a withering Tommy Ayers (2-3, 2 KOs) on his way to an impressive third round TKO victory. The professional portion of the card was matched well by “The Boxing Diva” Renee Aiken. (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Smith stops Sithsaithong

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Australian lightweight champion Brett William Smith (18-2-1, 9 KOs) stopped Non Sithsaithong (11-6, 7 KOs) in round three of the eight round main event at the Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. The referee saved the Thai boxer from further punishment at 2.24.

London Olympian Cameron “The Hammer” Hammond (8-0, 4 KOs) forced a four round stoppage of Michael Correa (3-9-3) in a scheduled six round light middleweight bout. The corner of Correa retired their boxer at the conclusion of round four. (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Former SA champion Gerrie de Bruyn dies

By Ron Jackson

Former SA heavyweight champion Gerrie de Bruyn has died at the age of 75. He passed away at the Roseacres Clinic in Primrose, Germiston, on Saturday morning.
De Bruyn, who would have turned 76 on March 26, fought the likes of Buster Mathis, Mike Holt, Billy Lotter and Jimmy Richards in a career comprising more than 30 professional fights. A three-time SA amateur champion, he won a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Wales. But he later spent more than 40 years in a wheelchair after suffering a back injury in an accident on a building site. (more…)



March 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Deontay Wilder breaks camp

Photos: Team Wilder

Top heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder wrapped up training camp at his rural gym in Coffeeville, Alabama with a training session for the youth of the town.

Coaches Jay Deas, Mark Breland and Russ Anber joined Wilder in working with the kids. Team Wilder departs for Puerto Rico Tuesday in advance of Saturday night’s bout with Malik Scott on Showtime.

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March 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Canelo to Lara: You will have to wait

By Miguel Maravilla

Shortly after his victory over Alfredo Angulo at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made his way to the post fight press conference to talk with the media. Moments later, fellow jr. middleweight contender Erisandy Lara made his way to the podium and challenged Canelo. “People want to see this fight,” Lara proclaimed. Alvarez asked “Who wants to see this fight?” One who replied in the affirmative was Luis De Cubas Jr. Canelo quickly replied to Lara, “Thats your manager isnt it?,” drawing laughs. “This is not how you make fights. You will have to wait.”



March 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Seroka regains SA junior lightweight title

By Ron Jackson

In one of the poorest South Africa title fights in recent years, Jasper Seroka from Phalaborwa regained the junior lightweight title when he outpointed Xolani Mcotheli of Umtata over 12 lackluster rounds in a clash for the vacant belt, at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre near East London on Sunday afternoon. The decision was unanimous with judges Andile Matika and Siphiwo Mbini scoring it 116-111 and 116-110 whilst judge Siya Vabaza-Booi handed in a way out card of 114-112. (more…)



March 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Rossel retains WBA interim title

By Robert Coster

Peru’s only boxing Champion, veteran Alberto “Chiquito” Rossel (32-8, 13 KOs) retained his interim WBA light-flyweight title with a unanimous twelve round unanimous decision over Colombian challenger Gabriel Mendoza (19-3-2, 16 KOs) in Lima on Saturday night. The hard hitting Mendoza had early good rounds but the cagey Rossel gradually took command of the fight and even had Mendoza in trouble in the late rounds. The judges scored it 119-114, 118-113 and 117.5-111.5 in favor of the 36-year-old champion who was making his fourth title defense. (more…)



March 9th, 2014

Boxing Result

Canelo batters and stops Angulo in ten

Santa Cruz dominates Mijares; Linares defeats Arakawa; Thompson upsets R. Alvarez

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Chris Cozzone

Former world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (43-1-1, 31 KOs) rebounded from his loss to Floyd MAyweather last September with an impressive tenth round TKO over Alfredo “Perro” Angulo (22-2, 18 KOs) in a middleweight bout on Saturday night before a crowd of 14,610 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo came out aggressively and battered Angulo, pushing him back and keeping him from getting leverage on his punches. Canelo’s hands were much faster as landed at a very high percentage. Angulo took a savage beating but kept coming. The best round was round eight when both fighters went toe to toe in some thrilling exchanges. Referee Tony Weeks finally stopped the fight to save Angulo from further punishment in round ten. Time was :47. Neither Angulo, nor the crowd were happy with the stoppage.

“I could have fought another 10 rounds,” said Canelo, “the stoppage isn’t my problem.” Angulo said the plan was for him to finish strong in the late rounds. “I wanted to keep fighting,” he said.

WBC super bantamweight Leo Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Cristian Mijares (49-8-2, 24 KOs). The 25-year-old Santa Cruz overwhelmed and overpowered the 32-year-old Mijares, who had two reigns as super flyweight champion. Scores were 119-109, 120-108, 120-108. (more…)



March 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Arce KOs Silva; Uzcategui destroys Lopez

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Four-division world champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (62-7-2, 47 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Aldimar Silva (19-7, 10 KOs) in a featherweight clash on Saturday night at the Domo de la Macroplaza in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. Arce dropped Silva in rounds three and five. The bout was waved off after Arce’s follow up barrage at :41 of the fifth round.

Unbeaten middleweight Jose “Bolivita” Uzcategui (22-0, 18 KOs) scored a sixth round knockout over former world title challenger and local favorite David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-14-1, 23 KOs). Uzcategui simply broke down “The Destroyer,” ending the bout by bludgeoning Lopez to the canvas. Time was 2:31. More photos…



March 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao hits LAX

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao arrives at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday night from the Philippines to continue his training at the Wild Card Boxing Club for his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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March 9th, 2014

UFC

London Mauling: Gustaffson Halts Manuwa

Number one light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson kept his ranking and his hopes for a second title shot intact on Saturday with a second round TKO win over previously unbeaten Jimi Manuwa at the O2 Arena in London. And after his UFC Fight Night mainevent victory, “The Mauler” made no secret of his intentions . . . click here for more at UFC.com



March 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Mayweather: I fight who I want to fight

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Cozzone

WBC welterweight champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather today hosted a press conference to formally announce his upcoming pay-per-view matchup against Marcos “El Chino” Maidana taking place on May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“People say ‘why did I choose Maidana over Khan?’ Look at his last four fights and look at Khan’s last four fights. I had to go with the best choice and [Maidana] has made a big impact on boxing in his last fight,” said Mayweather.

Floyd said he will fight three more times after the Maidana fight and he doesn’t know who the opponents will be. “You know who I said I wanted on the undercard [Adrien Broner vs. Amir Khan]. You wanna fight me? Earn it. You wanna fight me? You gotta earn it. Some may not earn it. I may just pick them because I want to.

“Floyd Mayweather is not scared of no opponent. I don’t duck or dodge nobody, but I earned my stripes. So I can pick and choose who I want to pick and choose. I fight who I want to fight. Nobody is forced to watch me.” (more…)



March 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Off-TV Results from Las Vegas

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside

In an upset, junior lightweight Jerry Belmontes (19-3, 5 KOs) of Corpus Christi, Texas, scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Australian WiIl Tomlinson (21-1-1, 12 KOs). Belmontes entered with two straight losses, but came away with a 99-91, 98-92, 98-92 win.

2008 Mexican Olympian junior lightweight Francisco Vargas of Mexico City defeated Puerto Rico’s Abner Cotto, taking a ten round unanimous decision. Vargas was dominant as he boxed and at times worked on the inside landing effective punches. Judges scored the bout 97-93, 97-93 and 96-94. Francisco Vargas improves his mark to 19-0-1, 13 KOs and remains undefeated as Abner Cotto drops to 17-2, 8 KOs.

2012 Olympian super bantamweight Joseph Diaz (9-0, 7 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jiovany Fuentes (5-4, 4 KOs). Body shots finished Fuentes.

Junior welterweight Keandre Gibson of St. Louis, Missouri stopped Antonio Wong of Tijuana, Mexico in four rounds of a scheduled six rounder. Gibson displayed good hand speed as he boxed the Mexican who kept coming forward. A body shot forced referee Russell Mora to wave off the bout at 1:54. Keandre Gibson keeps his undefeated record and goes to 9-0-1, 4 KOs. Antonio Wong falls to 11-8-1, 6 KOs.

In the opening bout from the MGM Grand Garden Arena undefeated Australian light heavyweight Steve Lovett knocked out Francisco Molina of Tijuana, Mexico in the second round of a scheduled four round bout. Referee Jay Nady reached a ten count at 1:13 of the second round. Lovett remains unbeaten improving to 8-0, 6 KOs, Molina drops to 2-3.



March 8th, 2014




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