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Saucedo defeats Booth in welterweight war

Saucedo defeats Booth in welterweight war

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank In a highly anticipated clash of welterweight prospects, unbeaten Alex Saucedo (21-0, 14 ...

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Carcamo demolishes Echeverria, Tornado Sanchez barely wins

Carcamo demolishes Echeverria, Tornado Sanchez barely wins

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Super lightweight Fernando “Guerrero Yaqui” Carcamo (21-6, 16 KOs) scored a second round KO over Daniel “Tocado” Echeverria (19-2, 17 ...

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Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

Charles Martin: Every punch I throw is supposed to hurt you

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photo: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment "I find it funny when people describe me as slow. Funny, because I know how many gears ...

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UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

UniMas Weights from Studio City, California

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Pacquiao-Bradley undercard press conference

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“Zurdo” Ramirez Set to Headline Friday

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (31-0, 24 KOs) of Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico is days away from his next fight as he will take on Las Vegas’s Derek “The Black Lion” Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs) this Friday, June 26, at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, in the TruTV main event.

We caught up with Ramirez during training camp as he talked about his plans and upcoming fight with Edwards.

“Right now we are having an excellent camp in preparation for Derrick Edwards,” Ramirez told Fightnews.com. The 23-year-old is currently training in the coastal city of Oxnard, California with his longtime trainers Hector and Jesus Zaparri in preparation for Edwards.

“We are training in various gyms finding the best sparring. Working in Oxnard has been great. There has been quality sparring there,” Ramirez said. (more…)



June 22nd, 2015


Boxing News

Marco Huck: Mission USA can begin

Photo: Phillip Gaetz

The wait is over. Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) will make the next defense of his WBO cruiserweight title on August 14. The reigning champion will take on Krysztoff Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs), mandatory challenger to Huck`s title and number one ranked by the World Boxing Organization. This bout will be held in the state of New York or New Jersey with the exact location to be named very shortly. And the German has plenty of reasons to be excited about this clash. “I will be celebrating two firsts when I step into the ring on August 14,” said Huck. “On the one hand, it will be my first fight under the banner of Huck Sports Promotion, who will co-promote the bout in close cooperation with DiBella Entertainment. Furthermore, I will be giving my US debut. The fight against Glowacki will be my first abroad,” an excited Huck commented. “After leaving Sauerland I said that I wanted to fight overseas. That promise is now being kept.”

“The Pole is unbeaten and has a good KO ratio to his name” states Huck with regards to his challenger. “He will also have a lot of locals cheering him on, as many Polish citizens live on the east coast, it will almost be like a home crowd. I am however confident, that at the end of the night, the fans both on-site and in front of their TVs, will be celebrating with me. Boxing fans in America want to be entertained by the warriors inside the squared circle and my style of fighting provides just that, entertainment. Mission USA can begin.”



June 22nd, 2015


UFC

USADA, UFC make anti-doping policy public

As announced in early June, as part of UFC’s Athlete Marketing and Development Program, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will serve as the independent third-party administrator of UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy beginning on July 1, 2015 . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Hope outworks WBO #12 Jackson

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based English middleweight Kerry Hope (22-7, 2 KOs) was impressive in scoring a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over WBO #12 Gunner Jackson (21-5-3) at the Brisbane Convention Centre in South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Friday Scores 100-90, 100-90, 98-92. Hope outworked the New Zealand middleweight Jackson, who had been the distance with former WBA 168 pound champion Anthony Mundine in 2014. Hope’s best win was in 2012 when he defeated Grzegorz Proksa.The British 160-pounder, who is now managed by Matt Clark, suffered losses to Darren Barker in 2012, Eamon O’Kane 2013 and Frankie Borg in 2014. Hope said after his win over Jackson. “I give Gunnar Jackson a lot of credit. He’s a tough guy. I can see why he is ranked number 12 in the world by the WBO. I’m happy with my performance. There’s a couple of things I need to tidy up on but I’m really enjoying my boxing at the moment. I’m looking forward to a couple of weeks off and then my next fight.” (more…)



June 22nd, 2015


Full Report

Full report & gallery: Ward vs. Smith

WARD-SMITH11ARingside by Robert Hough
Photos by Tri Nguyen / Tri NguyenPhotography.com

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward dominated Paul “Real Gone Kid” Smith on Saturday and earned a 9th-round TKO after Smith’s trainer threw in a bloody towel.

Fighting in his hometown of Oakland after a 19-month layoff, Ward looked sharp and strong throughout the fight before a spirited crowd of 9,102 at Oracle Arena . . . Click here for full report and giant photo gallery



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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Shawn Porter calls out Mayweather after beating Broner



June 22nd, 2015

Boxing News

Ward talks Kovalev, Stevenson, Froch

His win over Paul Smith secured, WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward says he has options. “If I go up in weight I can fight Kovalev,” said Ward. “I could fight Stevenson but there would be politics involved in that. I will go home and talk to Virgil and ask him what he saw and what we have to fix then we will go from there. I could get down to fight at 168. I weighed 170 in camp and I could have lost another two. If I did that I could fight Froch or any other super middleweight.”

As for the win over Smith, Ward stated, “We’ve been out 18 months and great teamwork won this fight. It took some time to get the ring rust off. I started with the jab. I wanted to come out big bang and get a first round KO but I have a great coach and he told me to take my time and the knockout will come. He’s a tough guy. You could see he was much bigger than me tonight, he probably was about 190 tonight. That and he is very durable. That’s what you get when you get Paul Smith. I know what he was trying to do. He was trying to lure me in then hit me with the big right hand. He hit me with a couple of good shots, but he didn’t hurt me.

“His legs were getting wobbly. I could see the big cut on his face and I think I broke his nose. I know my job is to finish guys off. But he’s got a family and a life and he needs to live another day so It was good they stopped the fight.

“I give myself a B.”



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Vasquez defeats Omotoso; Barthelemy tops DeMarco; Love stops Escalera

In a war, unbeaten welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez (18-0, 13 KOs) outworked the very tough Wale “Lucky Boy” Omotoso (25-1, 21 KOs) over ten rounds on Sunday afternoon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Vasquez piled up the points as he consistently beat Omotoso to the punch. Omotoso came on late in the fight. Vazquez was covered in blood at the end. Scores were 98-92 on all cards.

In a clash of former world champions, unbeaten Rances Barthelemy (23-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Antonio DeMarco (31-5-1, 23 KOs) in a super lightweight bout. Southpaw Barthelemy dropped DeMarco with a straight left in round four. DeMarco got up at the count of eight. Barthelemy was deducted a point for a low blow in round nine. In the end, all three judges scored it 99-89.

In non-televised bouts, super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Jason Escalera (15-4, 12 KOs), unbeaten cruiserweight Andrew Tabiti moved to 10-0, 10 KOs with a second round KO over Thomas Hanshaw (6-6, 4 KOs) and super middleweight Ronald Gavril (13-1, 9 KOs) outpointed Jessie Nicklow (24-7-3, 8 KOs) over eight.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Wilson stops Smith for PA cruiserweight title

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Valley Forge Casino, heavy handed cruiserweight Garrett Wilson (14-9-1, 8KOs) captured the vacant PA state cruiserweight title with a crushing third round knockout of Anthony Caputo Smith (15-5, 10KOs) in the main event of the evening. In the co-feature of the nine bout card promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s Kings Promotions, undefeated lightweight Milton “El Santo” Santiago (11-0, 3KOs) had to get off the canvas to capture a six round unanimous decision victory over Joe Miguel Castro (4-5, 2KOs). (more…)



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Bailey KOs King

By Jose E. Santiago at ringside

Last night, just south of Atlanta, in Riverdale GA, former world champion Randall “KO King” Bailey (45-8, 38 KOs) scored a second round TKO over outmatched Gundrick King (18-15, 11 KOs). In the first round of the contest, Bailey looked to shake off any ring rust after a year and half layoff. It didn’t take long before he began timing Gundrich’s lead left hand from the southpaw stance and countering with his famous right hand. Halfway through round 2, Bailey increased his aggressiveness and landed a yet another right hand that dropped King. King was able to survive and beat the count, but after another barrage of punches referee Brian Stutts mercifully stopped the contest. Official time was 2:06 of round two.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Vargas, Morales LAX arrival

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Undefeated WBA super lightweight world champion Jessie Vargas and trainer and legendary champion Erik Morales arrive at Los Angeles International Airport late Saturday night. Vargas is in town for his upcoming world title fight against former two-division world champion and highly-rated pound for pound fighter Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley Jr., Saturday, June 27, at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Tecate, this exciting event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Nelson, Salinas Win Bouts In Woodlawn

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Virginia female boxers Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson and “The Bolivian Queen” Jennifer Salinas scored unanimous decision victories in the featured bouts during the Shawstyle Productions/Shabazz Brothers card at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. Nelson of Ashburn, VA (right) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Kita “Ready-Made” Watkins of Fort Worth, TX to capture the vacant Universal Boxing Federation Middleweight title. The championship is Nelson’s ninth in her career.

The bout was a rematch of a contest the two had on March 20 at Martin’s West. Nelson won the first bout easily with a shutout 10-round unanimous decision. Nelson had to work a little harder to get the win in the rematch. Watkins used more movement and defended herself much better against Nelson’s right hand. However, Nelson showed her champion’s heart at the midway point of the bout when she decked Watkins with a right hook to the chin in the fifth round. Nelson was able to control the bout the rest of the way to score the win. Judge Brent Bovell scored the bout a shutout for Nelson at 100-89 while John Gradowski saw the bout 98-91 and David Greer scored it 99-90. This was the first time in four bouts that Nelson lost a round on a judge’s scorecard.

Nelson remains undefeated at 15-0-3, one KO while Watkins drops to 7-13, one KO. (more…)



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Andy Lee-Billy Joe Saunders set for September 19th

By James Slater

It has officially been confirmed how WBO middleweight ruler Andy Lee will face unbeaten British, Commonwealth and European champ Billy Joe Saunders in a mandatory defence on September 19th. The fight, sure to attract a huge crowd, will take place at Thomond Park, Limerick in Ireland.

Lee, 34-2-1(24) will be making the first defence of the title he won by upsetting Matt Korobov back in December (Lee fought a memorable, action-packed draw with Peter Quillin in April, but the fight was a non-title match due to Quillin failing to make weight), while Saunders, 21-0(11) is coming off his big grudge-match win over Chris Eubank Junior.

Lee, a southpaw, will have thousands of fans cheering for him in September, but fellow lefty Saunders is hugely motivated and confident. (more…)



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Crossty stays unbeaten in Milwaukee

By Craig Wick at ringside

Boxing returned to Milwaukee’s Harley-Davidson Saturday evening as Salomon Becerra’s “Rough House Promotions” continued on its mission to stoke a resurgence in the sweet science with Badger State fight fans. Headlining the night’s card was local favorite David “D-Day” Diaz taking on Cincinnati import Mel Crossty for the “Vacant IBO Youth lightweight title.” The card’s start was unfortunately delayed for over two hours for reasons that should have been addressed prior to fight night, however once the action began, fans settled in for what was, by and large, an exciting night of action.

In the main event, unheralded Mel Crossty (7-0-1, 1 KO) Cincinnati, OH won the vacant IBO Youth lightweight title after a masterful ten round blowout of hometown hero David “D-Day” Diaz (8-2-1, 4 KOs). Round one was the entire fight in a microcosm; Diaz the aggressor constantly running into stiff right jabs and straight left hands from the southpaw Crossty. The scorecard hole was dug early, as a right hook dumped an off balance Diaz in his own corner for the first knockdown of the fight. (more…)



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Broner takes loss to Porter in stride

“I’m okay. My kids are okay and I’m financially okay. It’s okay,” said former world champion Adrien Broner after dropping a decision to Ohio rival Shawn Porter on Saturday night in Las Vegas. “Nothing surprised me. At the end of the day, great champions can take a good loss, just like they take a good win.

“I still will fight anybody. It don’t matter. I am a real animal. I came to fight today and I didn’t get the decision. But I’m OK. At the end of the day everyone here will take my autograph and my picture.”



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Porter speaks about win over Broner

“Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-1-1, 16 KOs) outworked and out-landed Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) on his way to a unanimous decision victory on in front of 8,138 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.

“That’s how you beat a great fighter intelligently,” said Porter afterward. “We did everything we needed to do in preparation for this fight. Coming out we wanted to establish the jab and establish that we were the better boxer. I think we did that over the course of the fight, and tried to stick in some pressure, as well. I think I did a good job and accomplished what I wanted to do. There were no surprises out there, I knew he would be quick to counter. We established our dominance and that’s what got us those scores that we got and the win.”

“Honestly my dad (trainer Kenny) wanted a quicker pace, a faster pace. And that’s why you have a corner. I think if I had listened to him better I would have fought a little bit better. There are things you can learn and things you can build upon. We’ll see what happens after this. I made a good statement tonight on NBC and showed what I’m capable of.”

Porter also said he wasn’t hurt when he was knocked down in round twelve and now he wants a fight with Floyd Mayweather.



June 21st, 2015

UFC

UFC: They are fighters. They are fathers.

In a career that spans 21 fights, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne remembers one bout vividly. In the first round against Alistair Overeem in 2013, Browne can still recall the trouble he was in, the vicious knees to the body that sent him to the ground and the right hands by Overeem that he was helpless to stop . . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Pollo Lopez retains WBA interim 130lb belt

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

WBA “interim” super featherweight champion Emmanuel “Pollo” Lopez (19-4-1, 8 kos) retained his title with with a tenth round TKO over Rolando “Tractor” Giono (18-6, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico. The bout was waved off by Texas referee Rafael Ramos at 1:34 to protect Giono from further punishment.

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June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux defeats N’Dam to win IBF 160lb title

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Middleweight David Lemieux (34-2 31KO) was dominant, scoring four explosive knockdowns on his way to capturing the vacant IBF world championship 115-109, 115-109, 114-110 over a gutsy and resilient Hassan N’Dam (31-2 18KO) of France on Saturday night at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Lemieux scored knockdowns in the second, twice in the 5th, and once more in the 7th. Each knockdown, all more spectacular than the one before, looked like it would be the final in the coffin of N’Dam, but the fighter who was down five times versus Peter Quillin proved nothing could keep him down. Lemieux was strong throughout and by the 9th round looked in full control as his opponent had stopped pressing the action when the local fighter down shifted for a momentary respite. The bout was only the fourth time knockout artist Lemieux has gone to the scorecards.



June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Ward dominates and stops Smith

By Robert Hough at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen

Olympic Gold Medalist and WBA super middleweight world champion Andre Ward dominated Paul Smith on Saturday and earned a 9th-round TKO after Smith’s trainer threw in the towel. Fighting at the Oracle Arena in his hometown of Oakland after a 19-month layoff and fighting at light heavyweight for the first time, Ward looked sharp and strong throughout the fight. Ward (28-0, 15KOs) and Smith (35-6, 20 KOs) started slowly, throwing tentative jabs in the first round. Ward was content to throw punches with both hands and throw them from all angles as Smith took a defense-oriented approach. While Smith blocked a lot of punches as the fight progressed, he took his share to the head and body, and he was cut above his left eye by the eighth round. Smith’s trainer Joe Gallagher said after the fight that his fighter was taking too much punishment and blood was pouring into his eye. Smith, who said Ward’s last combination might have broken his nose, called the amount of blood was “unbearable.”

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June 21st, 2015

Boxing News

Porter survives late knockdown, beats Broner

By “Iron Will” MacPherson
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

In a highly-anticipated all-Ohio showdown between former welterweight titleholders, “Showtime” Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) scored a over Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The same pattern held for almost the entire fight. Porter forced the action, while Broner mostly jabbed and held – seemingly content to survive. Broner was finally deducted a point in round eleven for holding by referee Tony Weeks. In round twelve, Broner suddenly came to life and knocked down Porter, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 114-112, 115-111, 118-108 for Porter, who earned Ohio bragging rights with the win.

Unbeaten Olympian welterweight Errol Spence (17-0, 14 KOs) scored a third round TKO over late sub Phil Lo Greco (26-2, 14 KOs). Spence dropped Lo Greco in round three and got the stoppage from referee Robert Byrd with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:50. (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Ward-Smith Early Results from Oakland

By Bob Hough at ringside

Junior-featherweights Antonio “Carita” Nieves (12-0-1, 6 KOs) of Cleveland, Ohio, and Stephon Young (13-0-2, 5 KOs) of St. Louis, Mo., fought to an eight-round draw. Scores were 77-75 for Nieves, 78-74 for Young and 76-76. Nieves consistently pressed the action and appeared to out-work Young, who had moments of effectiveness when he stepped it up.Young, though, fought the eighth and last round like he needed it and Nieves fought it like he didn’t. Had Nieves won the final round, he would have won a split decision.

Junior-welterweight Wang Zhimin (10-1, 1 KO) blew away Jose Luis Guzman (6-11-1, 3 KOs) of New York City with a first-round TKO. Zhimin, from Ning Bo, China, attacked with serious intent from the opening bell, dug a left to the body and dropped Guzman in the first minute, dropped him again seconds later with another left to the body and finished it with a left uppercut at 2:23 of the first round in a fight that was scheduled for four.

Cruiserweight Meng “Cold Blood” Fanlong (1-0) from Chi Feng, Inner Mongolia, overwhelmed Albert “Romeo” Avina from Stockton, Calif., and earned a second-round TK. Fanlong, who showed off some quick hands and crisp combinations in the first round, opened the second round by unloading with a barrage of lefts and rights to the body and head. Referee Lou Moret stopped the four-round fight at 31 seconds of the second round.

Super-middleweight Aaron Coley (10-1-1, 6 KOs) ground out a unanimous decision over Yosmani Abreu (5-6-2, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas. All three judges had it 60-54, though Abreu landed his share of punches and was more competitive than the scores indicated. Coley, a southpaw from Hayward, California – just a few miles from Oakland – worked effectively off his jab and did damage while working inside. “That’s what I’m trying work on,” the 24-year-old said. “The top fighters can box and they can be effective inside, not just box or hold, so that’s my approach.”

Featherweight Daniel Franco (11-0-3, 7KOs) dominated Jonathan Alcantara (7-14-2, 1 KO), of Los Angeles. Scores were 80-71, 80-71 and 80-72. Franco, from Riverside, Calif., was sharp and focused, both in being aggressive and in responding as Alcantara came forward. Alcantara took lots of big shots in the third round, but he pressed forward in the fourth, landing some of his own as the pace slowed over the last half of the eight-round bout. Franco teed off in head-hunting mode during the last round, but he couldn’t finish it before the final bell.

In the first fight on the undercard of the Andre Ward vs. Paul Smith main event, super-middleweight Luis Arias (11-0, 5 KOs) stopped Tony Brinson (4-3-3), of Albany, NY. Arias, from Milwaukee, Wisc., landed lefts and rights to Brison’s body as he pressed the action, scoring second and third-round knockdowns with left hooks to the body before referee Ed Collantes stopped it 2:01 of the third of a scheduled six.



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Lemieux-N’Dam Early Results from Montreal

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Former world title challenger Dierry Jean scored a second round knockdown and dominated throughout scoring a 99-90, 99-89, 98-91 over Jerry Belmontes (19-7 5KOs) of Corpus Christi, Texas. Jean scored with a series of right hands in the second finishing up with howitzer that finally had the Texas touching down his glove trying to flee the imminent danger in front of him. Jean who went the distance in his only loss versus Lamont Peterson in early 2014 IBF super-lightweight title but has since moved down in weight and is undefeated at lightweight, going 4-0 in that time. The only thing stopping Jean tonight was a low blow delivered in the 4th by Belmontes that was so far south it almost missed low. Jean took some time to recover but went right back to where he left off in dominating Belmontes. Jean tried to finish the show in the 9th as he connected with everything but Belmont’s stood resilient and took everything thrown his way. Jean moves to 29-1 (20KOs) and retains his NABF lightweight belt.

It took Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz all of 2:38 to dispose of 273 pound Byron Polley, scoring 3 knockdowns to get the job done. Ortiz moves to 22-0 with his 19th KO while Polley who proved to offer little in terms of opposition falls to 27-19-1. Ortiz dropped Polley with a left to the chest for his first knockdown and didn’t waste time finishing the job moments later.

Super-middleweight Schiller Hyppolite started strong and survived some difficult middle rounds in posting a 97-93, 97-93, 98-92 over Kevin Thomas Cojean (16-7-1 5KO) of France. Hyppolite dominated the first half of the fight with good body work, some well-placed uppercuts and good ring movement but may have have extended too much energy in the ten round battle. Cojean began connecting in the 6th and managed a knockdown on a jab that was ruled a slip as the the southpaw Hyppolite and Cojean did have their feet get slightly tangled. From that point through till the 9th Hyppolite looked out of gas as Cojean seemed to wobble him with every punch. At times Hyppolite looked as if he might go on the next punch, but the local fighter showed resiliency, particularly in the final round where he regained control. A gutsy win for Hyppolite who moves to 16-1 (10KO) with the victory. (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Las Vegas

Rances Barthelemy 139.4 vs. Antonio DeMarco 139.4
Sammy Vasquez 146.2 vs. Wale Omotoso 144.8

Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
Promoter: Mayweather Promotions
TV: CBS (Sunday afternoon)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Nielsen shuts out Adamu

Super middleweight Patrick Nielsen (26-1, 12 KOs) pounded on Charles Adamu (23-7, 17 KOs) for twelve one-sided rounds to win a unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Ballerup Super Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark. Scores were 120-108 on all cards. The mismatch was for Nielsen’s WBA International title.



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Soro KOs Blandamura for Euro middleweight belt

In a clash for the vacant EBU (European) middleweight title, Michel Soro (27-1-1, 17 KOs) scored an eighth round KO over Emanuele Blandamura (23-2, 5 KOs) on Saturday night at the Teatro Principe in Milan, Italy. A left hook laid out Blandamura. Another impressive win for Soro, who stopped Glen Tapia in his previous bout.



June 20th, 2015

UFC

UFC Fight Night Berlin: Joanna Halts Penne in Three

Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk sent yet another message to the strawweight division Saturday at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, successfully defending her UFC 115-pound title for the first time with a one-sided third-round TKO of number three-ranked contender Jessica Penne . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Crusher too much for silver in Berlin co-main | Amirkhani steals prelim show

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June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Russians invade Valencia, Spain

Andrey Tokarev in association with Elvira Bonias of Chute Box Espagna organised last night a successful pro-am event in la pabellon municipal de Sedavi near Valencia, Spain.
Superbantam Erzhan Zalilov had a more difficult task than expected against Mariano Ramos. The Kazakh was handicapped with a large cut from an accidental head-butt in round 4 and won a split decision on scores of 59-55 and 58-56 with the 3rd judge giving it to Ramos by 58-56.
Lightweight Alexander Podolskky made it 2-0 with a wide points decision dropping his vastly experienced opponent Franklin Varela in the closing seconds of the contest.
Valery Tretyakov was the only one stopping his opponent. The Russian, lacking technique but with an always come forward style, was cut in the first round. He had his opponent Hamid Ait Bighrad under heavy pressure from round 4 on and when the local boy was trapped again against the ropes with nothing throwing back the referee had seen enough and waved it off.



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

CSAC Launches Training Programs

According to Andy Foster, Executive Director of the California State Athletic Commission, the CSAC is launching a new judge training program on June 27 during the Timothy Bradley vs. Jesse Vargas fight for the vacant WBO welterweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Beginning next weekend, in addition to the three boxing judges sitting ringside, 10 idle CSAC judges will be scoring the fights from home and near ringside, using new software created by the Pod Index, LLC. These 10 judges will score the fights in real- time after each round, and the commission will access the results in real-time. Each judge will be required to score a certain number of rounds as a “trail” judge and as a “TV” judge each year as a part of ongoing training and evaluation. (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Andy Lee announces Sept 19 title defense

WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2-1, 24 KOs) announced today that he will next defend his title against unbeaten former Olympian Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs). The bout will take place on September 19 at Thomond Park Stadium in Limerick, Ireland.

Lee will be making the first defense of his title. He fought to a draw with mandatory challenger Peter Quillin in April, but that bout was changed to a non-title affair after Quillin failed to make weight. Saunders is coming off a split decision win over previously unbeaten Chris Eubank Jr.



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Seldin crushes Ganoy on Long Island

Jr welterweight Cletus Seldin (17-0, 14 KOs) kept his unblemished record intact much to the delight of the home crowd Friday night. “The Hebrew Hammer” lived up to his pre-fight prediction to score a TKO victory over veteran Ranee Ganoy (38-13-2, 32 KO’s) in the 4th round of the scheduled 10-round clash at The Paramount in Huntington in the main event before a packed house. Seldin defended his WBC International Silver junior welterweight title. The Patchoque native, now fighting out of Shirley, put on a show for his Long Island fan base, dropping Ganoy to the canvas in the second round; a second knockdown at 1:15 into the fourth stanza put an end to the contest with his 14th thunderous KO victory fighting under the guidance of promoter Joe DeGuardia.

“Once I got his timing down, I was able to land the hard punches,” said Seldin following another impressive performance. “That’s when I was able to drop him in the second round, and again in the fourth.” (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Milton Santiago ready for Jose Miguel Castro

Most professional fighters try to make their fight week as uneventful as possible. With the exception of sweating out the final few pounds to make weight and media obligations, boxers tend to stay in their hotel rooms and focus for their upcoming battle.

This week was a little different for undefeated Jr. Welterweight Milton Santiago Jr.

Santiago (10-0, 3 KO’s) who fights Jose Miguel Castro (4-4, 2 KO’s) tonight at the Valley Forge Casino Resort finished his final exams and graduated from William Tennant High School on Thursday. (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Philly warriors set to clash

By John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Tonight two of Philly’s most dependable warriors will face off in a 10-round bout for the vacant PA State cruiserweight championship. Kennett Square’s Anthony Caputo Smith and South Philadelphian Garrett Wilson both have earned their reputations as serious crowd pleasers, and pairing them against each other only figures to give local fans exactly what they like in their ring action. There are no guarantees in boxing, but Wilson vs. Smith is about as close as you can get.
The two will top the Kings Boxing card at the Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia, PA with eight additional bouts underneath. (more…)



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

Saturday Boxing Round-Up

By Karl Freitag

A number of interesting bouts today, topped by the NBC-televised clash between former welterweight champions Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter from Las Vegas. B-side Porter is a -125 favorite against Broner, who is at +105. The bout is being fought at a Broner-stipulated 144lb catch weight. There is some animosity between the fighters as Broner refused to shake Porter’s hand at yesterday’s weigh-in. On paper, this is the best PBC fight to date.

The vacant IBF middleweight belt formerly held by Jermain Taylor will be up for grabs tonight in Montreal as Hassan N’Dam takes on David Lemieux. Local favorite Lemieux is a -210 favorite, while N’Dam backers can get +175. Fox Sports 2 will televise.

WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward finally returns after a 19 month layoff against former world title challenger Paul Smith in a bout at a 172lb catch weight. Ward is a -7000 favorite. Smith, who came in 4.4 lbs heavy, is +3000. BET will televise.

Former heavyweight title challenger Mariusz Wach stopped Konstantin Airich in round six on Friday night. Airich’s corner stopped it to save their fighter from further punishment. Wach now could be going on to a September 12 clash with super prospect Anthony Joshua. We’ll see.

There was a bit of jawing back and forth between Gennady Golovkin and Floyd Mayweather this week. Probably nothing will come of it. Floyd has also hinted about fighting tonight’s Broner-Porter winner, Andre Berto, Amir Khan and others. His September 12 opponent should be announced soon.

Broner is making $1.35 million tonight. Porter is banking $1 million.

The champion nobody wants to fight, WBA/WBO super bantamweight kingpin Guillermo Rigondeaux, is currently training in Miami. Olympic lightweight gold medalist Luke Campbell is also in that camp.



June 20th, 2015

Boxing News

“Big Chief” Fitch Returns Tonight

Undefeated prospect “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch (12-0-1, 6 KOs) brings the tribe to Evangeline Downs Racetrack, Casino & Hotel in Opelousas, LA tonight. Now campaigning in the middleweight division, the descendant of the Houma Indians Fitch looks to continue his rise vs. David Lujan (4-3, 1 KO) in a scheduled six round affair.

Bombs Dropping at the Downs is presented by Boxncar Promotions and also features welterweights Jay Krupp vs. Santos Benavides, lightweights Clay Burns vs. Devin Parker, heavyweights Marlon Williams vs. Dwight Gipson, welterweights Josh Joseph vs. Darrell Jones, lightweights Josh Ross vs. Canton Miller and more. First bell 7:30 PM. Tickets call 985-209-0780.



June 20th, 2015




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