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Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

Delvin Rodriguez returns with win

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Maidana, Castano, Figueroa remain unbeaten

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Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

Crawford dominates Postol to unify WBO and WBC 140lb titles

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Valdez destroys Rueda in two to win WBO featherweight title

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Full Report: LaManna, Meng, Zhilei victorious

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Boxing News

Spence Jr dominates in Dallas

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Welterweight rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16KO) put on a dominating performance in front of his hometown fans at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas knocking out the tough and gritty Alejandro Barrera (26-3, 17KO) in the 5th round of the scheduled twelve that put Spence in line to fight for the IBF welterweight title next year. Spence Jr first dropped Barrera with a devastating shot to the body to open the round and finished him with a flurry that sent Barrera to the canvas and on to the hospital for further evaluation. The time of the stoppage was 1:46 of the 5th round by TKO.

Spence Jr is as composed as they come for a young fighter, but fighting in front of his hometown of Dallas for the first time, amped him up more than normal. After all he has fought on NBC before and in front of the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, who his trainer Derrick James has compared him to. There is nothing, however, like fighting at home in front of family and friends for the first time. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

UFC

Jones-Lybarger Faces Torres at UFC 194

With Michelle Waterson forced out of her UFC 194 bout against unbeaten strawweight contender Tecia Torres due to injury, Arizona standout Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger has received the call for the December 12 bout in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, and she is ready to battle the “Tiny Tornado.” . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 29th, 2015


Boxing News

Chisora inks multi-fight deal with Sauerland

Team Sauerland has announced the signing of British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (22-5, 14 KOs) on a multi-fight contract. The 31-year-old former British, Commonwealth and European Champion will make his promotional debut on Saturday at the Inselparkhalle in Hamburg, Germany. “I’m excited to be working with the Sauerlands,” said Chisora. “This is a start of a new chapter for me. I’ve got a whole new team around me and I’m looking forward to getting back in the mix starting on December 5. I’m fit, I’m focused and ready to rock ‘n’ roll!”

We’re thrilled to welcome Dereck to the team,” said promoter Nisse Sauerland. “The heavyweight scene is thriving at the moment and I believe he still has a big part to play in this. I’ve been impressed with his attitude. The determination and desire is still there and I expect him to be back challenging for titles in the New Year.”

An opponent for Chisora’s fight on December 5 will be announced shortly.



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Stevenson: Kovalev is scared

After Saturday’s WBC light heavyweight eliminator between Eleider Alvarez and Isaac Chilemba, Showtime Sports host Brian Custer sat down with WBC world champion Stevenson to get his thoughts. “It was a close physical fight,” Stevenson said. “He (Alvarez) won this fight but it was very close.”

“We talk about Kovalev because the WBC still ranks him the #1 contender. I want this fight to happen. The fans want it to happen. I said June is perfect for me. He said ‘OK, June,’ Kathy Duva said ‘No problem, June.’ Then she said on HBO. I said, ‘Forget about the TVs, let them talk.’ We want the fight to happen. Let the TVs work together and make it happen.

“I want to fight Kovalev. That’s the best opportunity for me because I want his titles. For sure, this fight will happen in June. I don’t have a problem; my team doesn’t have a problem. I want this fight in June. Kovalev is scared. I talked to him, saw it in his eyes that he’s scared of me. It will happen, but I know Kovalev is scared. I want Kovalev. I’m very hungry to get his titles.”



November 29th, 2015


Boxing News

Kimura-Guevara: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (18-2-1, only 3 KOs), 107.5, astoundingly dethroned highly regarded WBC light-flyweight champ Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KOs), 108, from Mexico, by a hard-fought but well-received split verdict over twelve heats on Saturday in Sendai, Japan. Noppharat Sricharoen (Thailand) and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) both tallied 115-113 for Kimura, while Barry Linderman (US) had it 117-111 for Guevara. The referee was Ian John Lewis (UK).

Probably it was Guevara’s overconfidence that cost the belt. The 26-year-old Mexican lawyer-to-be failed to display his intelligence in dominating the last four sessions although he was leading on points after the eighth: 79-73, 77-75 and 76-76.

The Japanese underdog admirably swept almost all the last four rounds to turn the tables and win a hairline but well-received decision by the audience. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Cuadras-Eto: Full Report

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Unbeaten Mexican footworker Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs), 114.5, kept his WBC super-flyweight belt as he displayed his fast legs rather than his strong hands in outclassing and outmaneuvering lanky Japanese Koki Eto (17-4-1, 13 KOs), 114.5, winning a unanimous decision over twelve Tom-and-Jerry rounds on Saturday in Sendai, Japan. Barry Lindenman (US) and Noppharat Sriharoen (Thailand) both saw the fast-processing fight 117-111, and Jun-Bae Lim (Korea) had it 116-112, all for the clever Mexican champ. The referee was Hector Afu (Panama). The 5’8” Japanese kept stalking Cuadras, four inches shorter, who utilized his footwork to refuse to mix it up in the close quarter but occasionaly landed quick combinations to move away quickly from Eto’s retaliation.

Viewing the official tallies, you may see it a rather one-sided affair, but actually it wasn’t so. The open scoring system indicated Cuadras leading on points: after the fourth, all 40-36; after the eighth, 79-73 twice and 78-74. But the tide almost turned in round nine, when Eto turned loose with body shots and then vigorously kept stalking the suddenly fading champ. Apparently running out of gas, Cuadras averted exchanging punches with the game and gallant challenger but became a marathon runner in the last four sessions. (more…)



November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Ocampo surprises Paez Jr.

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

In an upset, unbeaten 19-year-old welterweight Carlos Ocampo (17-0, 11 KOs) scored surprisingly one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Jorge “Maromerito” Paez Jr.(40-7-2, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Arena Tequisquiapan in Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, México. Scores were 99-92, 100-90 and 99-91 for Ocampo.

In other action, WBA female strawweight world champion Anabel “La Avispa” Ortiz (19-3, 3 KOs) took a ten round unanimous nod over Suri “Tsunami” Suri (16-6, 4 KOs). All three judges had it 99-91.

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November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale retains title in war with Bute

By Dave Spencer
Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

IBF super middleweight world champion James “Chunky” DeGale (22-1, 14 KOs) retained his title with a hard-fought unanimous decision over 35-year-old former world champion Lucian Bute (32-3, 25 KOs) on Saturday night at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City. Many good exchanges in an action packed and fast-paced fight. The younger DeGale was busier, but a motivated Bute did his share of damage too. Scores were 116-112, 117-111, 117-111.

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November 29th, 2015

Boxing News

Granados TKOs Imam, Alvarez edges Chilemba

By Dave Spencer
Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

Halfway through the first round on Saturday night at the Vidéotron Centre in Quebec City, it looked like it was going to be an easy night for #1 ranked WBC super-lightweight Amir Imam. A perfectly placed right hand right down the pipe put opponent Adrian Granados on his backside and promises of an early night seemed right around the corner. Granados (17-4-2 12KO) was able to get up and started to land as early as the second round and never let up until referee Alain Villeneuve stepped in and stopped the fight with Amir Imam (17-1 12KO) slumped on the ropes, official time coming at 2:34 of the 8th round.

Whether it was a question of Imam looking for another perfect shot like he had in the first or something else, the undefeated fighter was touched cleanly and repeatedly after the first round. At first it was a pop-gun offense from the Illinois fighter Granados with the shots having little or no effect. But the shots kept coming and by the time of the stoppage, Granados had built a lead on the official scorecards. The cumulative effect had slowed Imam to the point where return volleys were fewer and fewer and often avoided by the 26-year-old Granados, and when the two did go toe-to-toe in what was a good action fight, it was the underdog coming out ahead in the exchanges. By the eighth, there simply was no answer by Imam as he took shot after shot, time after time, being stopped and falling to defeat for the first time. Imam was the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Viktor Postol.

In a WBC light heavyweight eliminator, unbeaten WBC #2 ranked Eleider Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) won a twelve round majority decision over #1 ranked Isaac Chilemba (24-3-2, 10 KOs). After a tactical twelve rounds, Alvarez won 118-110, 115-113 on two cards. The third card was 114-114. Alvarez earned the right to face WBC champion and fellow Montreal fighter Adonis Stevenson. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury: This is a dream come true

Tyson Fury: This is a dream come true. I worked so hard for this. You know it’s been six months of every day in the gym for this. I just can’t believe that I got him (breaks down).

[Asked if the cut over Klitchko’s eye spurred him on] Actually it did…it came as a surprise to get this decision. It just means so much to me here tonight to get that decision. They took a point out in that last round. I thought I wasn’t going to get it to be honest (for a rabbit punch) but he kept turning around. He kept turning away and every time he got in, he pushed me down and tried to lean on me.

I just want to say I said some stupid things about Lennox Lewis in the past, well you know it was all tongue-in-cheek. You’re a great champion. And I would just want to say to Wladimir, you’re a great champion and thanks so much for having me and it was all fun and games in the build-up. I just wanted to be confident and over brash and all of that. You know I promised everybody I’ll sing a song after this fight, so this is to my new fans, Irish fans, English fans, American fans and my new German fans and most of all this is a dedication for my wife. (sings).



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Wladimir: I never thought he could do it

Wladimir Klitschko: I was prepared very well. Tyson was very quick and energetic. I never thought he could do it. I felt I lacked quickness and never found the right distance. This also had to do with his reach. Not much worked. I knew I was behind, but I didn’t have the recipe. Actually, I felt confident, but I couldn’t find the right key. However, there is a rematch (clause).

Vitali Klitschko: Fury was a tad better. We need to analyze it, but Wladimir will come back much stronger. Wladimir waited far too long. You must be active, risk more in the infighting. Tyson is just a good boxer. He has an unorthodox style and Wladimir didn’t do his homework.



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury upsets Klitschko to win heavyweight championship

Photos: Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Unbeaten challenger Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) won an uneventful twelve round unanimous decision to dethrone WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) on Saturday night before 55,000+ at the ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fury fought a cautious, cagey fight, neutralizing Klitschko’s power shots. Wlad was cut under the left eye in round five. Klitschko, who turns 40 in March, simply couldn’t pull the trigger. Fury content to pile up points by repeatedly touching Wlad. Fury was deducted a point for hitting behind the head in round eleven by referee Tony Weeks. Wlad finally started fighting in round twelve, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 115-112, 115-112, 116-111.

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November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo retains IBF title with KO

By Jeff Zimmerman and Robert Hughes at ringside
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

IBF jr middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (23-0, 18 KOs) scored a one-sided fourth round KO over Wilky Campfort (21-2, 12 KOs) in the first defense of his belt on Saturday at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas. Charlo used his height and jab to control the fight and keep the tenacious Campfort from getting inside and causing any damage to the defending champion. In the second round, Charlo landed a two-punch combo that ended with a right cross to send Campfort to the canvas. The trouble continued for Campfort in round three as Charlo connected on a strong left hook that put Campfort down a second time. When the action picked up in round four Charlo upped the aggression and put Campfort on the mat for the final time with a flurry that left Campfort cut and unable to see out of his right eye. Referee Mark Calo-oy stopped the fight 1:16 into round four. Charlo outlanded Campfort 62-11 over the four rounds and landed 30% of his power punches.

Welterweight rising star Errol Spence Jr (19-0, 16 KOs) put on a dominating performance in front of his hometown fans, stopping the tough and gritty Alejandro Barrera (26-3, 17 KOs) in round five. Spence used his trademark brilliant defense slapping away punches like they were hot potatoes and a steady assault of shots to the head and body of Barrera. Spence snapped the head of Barrera multiple times in the first four rounds but the body blows landed in the fifth took the air out of the game Barrera. Spence dropped Barrera in the round with a vicious body shot and finished him off in sparkling fashion with combos to the head and body. It appeared Barrera tried to indicate he was finished but the referee didn’t see it as Spence landed a few more unnecessary shots. The time of the stoppage was 1:46. Spence wasted no time in calling out the big boys in the welterweight division when asked immediately after the fight, “Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter, I want the big names.” Spence is now ranked in the top 10 of the IBF. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Exclusive Video: Fury Camp protesting ring

By Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

Tyson Fury promoter Mick Hennessey argues with the German Commission President Thomas Pütz and Vitali Klitschko over the composition of the ring canvas. The canvas was disassembled and several inches of foam were removed.



November 28th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Seoul 2015: Henderson Wins Via Split Decision

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson picked up his second win as a welterweight Saturday at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea, gutting out a five-round split decision over late replacement Jorge Masvidal in their UFC Fight Night main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Kim, Choi dominate in main card  |  Bang survives war with Kuntz in decision-filled prelims

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury threatens pull out over bouncy ring

With the Paffen glove crisis now resolved, heavyweight contender Tyson Fury is now threatening to pull out of tonight’s fight against WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko over the condition of the ring. Tyson tested out the ring and found it too soft and bouncy.



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo, Spence Jr and trainers speak

Report/Photos: Jeff Zimmerman

Recently crowned 154-pound champion Jermall Charlo (22-0, 17 KOs), and Errol Spence Jr (18-0, 15 KOs), one of most hotly tipped boxers in any weight class, headline separate bouts when Premier Boxing Champions detonates The Bomb Factory in Dallas in a post-Thanksgiving feast for fight fans tonight on NBC.

charlo-zimmermanJermall Charlo: [On defending his title in home state of Texas] Going to feel good, can’t wait, I’m excited.

[On missing weight on the first try] The guy with the scale came late. I’m a professional, that never happens with me but we never checked the official weight. It is what it is, I’m ready to go.

[On what he expects from Campfort] To bring a hard fight. He wants the title, it’s for the IBF, so he’s going to fight hard. I’m just here to defend my title. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Kimura dethrones WBC 108lb champ Guevara; Cuadras keeps WBC 115lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Unheralded Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (18-2-1, only 3 KOs), 107.5, astoundingly dethroned highly regarded WBC light-flyweight champ Pedro Guevara (26-2-1, 17 KOs), 108, from Mexico, by a hard-fought but well-received split verdict (115-113 twice for Kimura, 111-117 for Guevara) over twelve heats on Saturday in Sendai, Japan.

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In the main event, unbeaten Mexican Carlos Cuadras (34-0-1, 26 KOs), 114.5, barely kept his WBC super-flyweight belt as he had a tough time in later rounds but kept running to maintain his early lead on points, winning a unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111 twice) over elongated game Japanese Koki Eto (17-4-1, 13 KOs), 114.5, over twelve Tom-and-Jerry rounds.

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November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Gwayana, Mhlongo win titles in Khayelitsha

By Ron Jackson

In a doubleheader at the O R Tambo Hall in in Khayelitsha near Cape Town on Friday night, Mfundo Gwayana won the WBF Intercontinental flyweight title and Nkululeko Mhlongo took the interim WBA Pan African junior middleweight title.

In a real humdinger Gwayana (48.99kg) a former two-time South African junior flyweight champion beat Dalisizwe Komani (48.44kg) on points over 12 rounds to the win the vacant title with scores of 115-110, 116-113 and 116-109. However, the scores do not reflect what really happened in the fight with both fighters cut and bleeding and taking counts. Gwayana was also deducted points for holding. Komani finished the fight with a big swelling on the side of face. (more…)



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Cape Cod

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Big night for boxing on Cape Cod. Local heavyweight Jesse Barboza (10-1-1, 6 KOs) takes on Mexico’s Francisco Mireles (17-9, 5 KOs) tonight at Barnstable High School in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Also Harwich’s Paul Gonsalves (8-7-1, 4 KO’s) will also meet Jose Humberto Corral (19-19, 12 KO’s) in a light heavyweight match-up and Pembroke’s Vinnie Carita (10-1-1, 9 KO’s) meets Rafael Valenzuela (9-6, 1 KO) in a cruiserweight bout. Doors open at 6PM. First fight is at 7PM.

Jesse Barboza 251 vs. Francisco Mireles 299
Paul Gonsalves 183 vs. Jose Humberto Corral 184
Vinnie Carita 187 vs. Rafael Valenzuela 191
Malik Jackson 147 vs. Bryan Abraham 146
Tolan Tacoe 155 vs. Paulo Desouza 153



November 28th, 2015

Boxing News

Charlo, Campfort make weight

By Jeff Zimmerman at the scales
Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

Jermall Charlo 154 vs. Wilky Campfort 153.2
(IBF jr middleweight title)
*Charlo lost .4 lb and made weight on the second try

Errol Spence 147 vs. Alejandro Barrera 146.4
*Spence lost .2 lb and made weight on the second try

Erickson Lubin 154.4 vs. Alexis Camacho 153
Eddie Ramirez 141.6 vs. Bilal Mahasin 142.2
Ryan Karl 140.8 vs. Ken Alvarez 141.2
Steve Lovett 177 vs. Samuel Miller 177.2
John Molina Jr 142.6 vs. Jorge Romero 143
Francisco Cruz 140.2 vs. Marquis Hawthorne 140.8
Antonio Castillo 134.2 vs. Willy Miller 135
Amin Rashidi 149.8 vs. Adrian Sargent 147.4
John Bullock 153 vs. Carlos Dixon 154.4
L’Darius Whetstone 138.4 vs. Daniel Sanchez 135.4
Abraham Torrres Jr 135.6 vs. Colton Wright 135

Venue: The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas
Promoter: Leija-Battah
TV: NBC

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November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale, Bute make weight

Photos: Amanda Westcott / Showtime

James DeGale 167.4 vs. Lucian Bute 167.2
(WBC super middleweight title)

Isaac Chilemba 173.4 vs. Eleider Alvarez 174.8
(WBC light heavyweight eliminator)

Amir Imam 139.5 vs. Adrian Granados 139.5
Oscar Rivas 240.5 vs. Joey Abell 236.5

Venue: Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Promoter: Yvon Michel
TV: Showtime

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November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Klitschko-Fury Weigh-In

Photos: Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

There were no theatrics today at Karstadt, Essen when Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury came together one last time before they step into the ring and fight for the heavyweight world title. Initially refusing to shake Klitschko’s hand as the champion arrived, Fury did show respect after the formalities were over and even had a smile for the man he hopes to defeat in his own back yard tomorrow night.

On the scales, Fury tipped in at a lean 246.4lbs while Klitschko registered 245.3lbs. The challenger is confident of making an upset but it’s a massive task in every sense of the word.



November 27th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Seoul 2015 Fantasy Preview

The international travel of the UFC in November will come to a close this weekend, as Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal headline the first ever card in Seoul, South Korea in a show airing exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEOUL is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, November 28 at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT . . . Click here for more



November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC world title twinbill in Japan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Naoki Fukuda

Sendai is a beautiful city in northern Japan with a good population of more than a million residents, full of green trees, featuring many sightseeing places including the Aoba (green leaves in Japanese) castle. It is a bit cool in winter, but people here are anticipating hot wars with the WBC belts on the line tomorrow (Saturday). Unbeaten WBC 115-pound champ Carlos Cuadras (33-0-1, 26 KOs), from Mexico, will put his belt on the line against elongated Japanese challenger Koki Eto (17-3-1, 13 KOs) in the main event at the Xebio Arena. The semi-windup will watch another Mexican titlist, Pedro Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KOs) defend his WBC 108-pound title against Japanese speedster Yu Kimura (17-2-1, 3 KOs), ex-national amateur and professional champ.

Today we saw a weigh-in ceremony, where Cuadras and Eto both tipped the beam at 114.5, half a pound lighter than the super-fly limit, while Guevara scales in at the 108-pound light-fly limit to 107.5 for Kimura. (more…)



November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko 245.8, Fury 246.9

Photos: Tony Mayger/Ringtone Boxing

WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 54 KOs) and unbeaten challenger Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) weighed in for their clash Saturday night in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Klitschko weighed 245.8 lbs. (111.5 kilos), while Fury scaled in at 246.9 lbs. (112 kilos). An intense face-off followed lasting 72 seconds before they were separated. During their face-to-face, Klitschko at 6’6 1/2 looked at least as tall as Fury, who is billed as 6’9.

Fury made his entry first, followed by Wlad, who extended his hand to shake with Fury. Fury refused. Wlad attempted again after the face-off, and this time Fury accepted. Now comes the long-awaited ruled meeting where Fury will try on his custom-made Paffen gloves. The Fury camp is still making rumblings about walking if the gloves aren’t to his liking.

Only media were allowed into today’s weigh-in. The reason given is extra security. The fight takes place at the 54,600-seat Esprit Arena, which will have it’s retractable roof closed and the heat turned on for fans attending the event.

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November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

More Thanksgiving Eve boxing from Boston

By Matt Thompson Jr. at ringside

Granite Chin Promotions, in keeping up with their Thanksgiving Eve tradition, kept an audience of nearly 800 entertained with an eight-bout card consisting of four pro fights and four amateur exhibitions at the Teacher’s Union Hall in South Boston, MA. Headlining the professional portion of the show, cruiserweight Chris Traietti (20-3, 16 KOs) from nearby Quincy, MA, made quick work of Adam “The Atom Bomb” Collins (13-11, 8 KOs), from Ironton, OH, dropping Collins three times in the first round with sharp counter rights. Traietti hurt Collins early with a solid left hook to the body, opening the head for an accurate sustained attack, keeping the pressure on to finish the bout at 2:50. (more…)



November 27th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Seoul 2015 at the scales

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal and the welterweight bout between Dong Hyun Kim and Dominic Waters, airs live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea at 8am ET / 5am PT. Seven prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS at 5am ET / 2am PT.

UFC FIGHT PASS MAIN CARD
Jorge Masvidal (170) VS Benson Henderson (170)
Dominic Waters (170) VS Dong Hyun Kim (171)
Alberto Mina (171) VS Yoshihiro Akiyama (170)
Sam Sicilia (146) VS Dooho Choi (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Jake Collier (185) VS Dongi Yang (186)
Mike De La Torre (146) VS Yui Chul Nam (146)
Leo Kuntz (156) VS Tae Hyun Bang (156)
Cortney Casey (116) VS Seohee Ham (115)
Fredy Serrano (125) VS Yao Zhikui (126)
Marco Beltran (136) VS Ning Guangyou (134)
Dominique Steele (171) VS “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (170)
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEOUL is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Saturday, November 28 at 8 AM ET/5 AM PT . . . Click here for more



November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Only media will be allowed into today’s Klitschko-Fury weigh-in in Dusseldorf, Germany. The reason given is extra security.

Journalist Héctor Villarreal reports that according to promoter Rogelio Espino, Sugar Shane Mosley will fight against TBA in Panama on December 17 on the WBA’s “KO Drugs” card.



November 27th, 2015

Boxing News

“Big Chief” Fitch remains unbeaten

Undefeated middleweight “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch (15-0-1, 7 KOs) pounded out a workmanlike eight round unanimous decision over wily Venezuelan Marcos “The Terminator” Primera on Wednesday night at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. Also, Josh “The Handsome Hitman” Himes (6-1, 3KO) captured the ABA cruiserweight title defeating Jermaine Walker and unbeaten “The Hyperactive Hillbilly” Johnny Haught (5-0, 0 KO) defeated Corey Budd by majority decision in cruiserweight action.

Other results on the Made Men Promotions card: Matt “Sweet Child” Conway W TKO2 Tomi Archambault (welterweight) and Justin “The Hawk” Steave W UD Cliff Gregory (super welterweight).



November 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Nevin, Jimenez win in Hammond, Indiana

By Craig Wick at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Chicago promoter Bobby Hitz wrapped up 2015 with a Thanksgiving eve card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring a cadre of local prospects, a 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, as well as the return of popular local stalwart, Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez. Unfortunately, two bouts were scratched in the eleventh hour and the original opponent for Jimenez, Thomas Awimbono of Ghana , never got off the tarmac in Accra due to visa problems. Regardless, the show went on and at the end of the night most fight fans filed out of “The Venue” and into the rainy night seemingly satisfied with the action that had unfolded.

In the night’s lightweight finale, John Joe Nevin, who took home silver while representing his home country of Ireland in the 2012 London Olympic Games, showed there’s much work to be done after a somewhat sloppy six round decision over twenty-fight Detroit veteran, Greg Coverson Jr. Nevin, technically proficient if not a tad mechanical, never abandoned the jab and as the fight wore on increasingly found a home for his left hooks to the head. In the fourth, however, it was two quick right hands that briefly dropped Coverson for what would be the only knockdown of the fight. The final two rounds had Coverson in survival mode and while he ate several more left hooks from Nevin he was never again in any real trouble. All three judges had it 60-53 across the board for Nevin. (more…)



November 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Klitschko-Fury Public Workout



November 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Lara targets Canelo, Cotto or anyone at 154

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

Photo: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions


“I’ll face anyone they want to put in front of me at 154 lbs, unless it’s Canelo (Alvarez) or (Miguel) Cotto. Then we’ll go up to 160 lbs,” proclaimed WBA super welterweight world champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara (22-2-2, 13 KOs) after easily dispatching former world champion Jan Zaveck (35-4, 19 KOs) on a rain-soaked Friday night inside an outdoor ring at Miami’s Hialeah Park Racing & Casino.

Regarding the fight with Zaveck, Lara commented, “I think I handled the pressure well tonight. I stayed in the pocket and fought my fight. This was a great win for me. (Zaveck) is a former champion and he’s never been knocked out until tonight…I hit him with a great shot to the chin and froze his whole body. He was complaining about pain in his ear and his leg, but the bottom line is I got the win.

“I’m very happy to be back fighting in the Miami area. This is my first time fighting back here since 2009 and I’m glad I was able to put on a good show for the fans. I’m very thankful for the way they showed up to support me tonight.”



November 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves impresses in Erie

By Matt Thompson at ringside

There was a little bit of everything for the fight fans at the Bayfront Convention Center to be satisfied within the six bout card promoted by Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Boxing Promotions on Thanksgiving eve. The highly entertaining card had plenty of action, which included upsets, close fights and ended with a quick knockout to end the show. In the main event of the evening, undefeated super bantamweight sensation Antonio “Carita” Nieves (14-0-1, 7KO’s) needed only 2:34 to stop sixty-seven fight veteran Lorenzo “Explosivo” Trejo (35-31-1, 22KO’s) in the scheduled six round main event of the evening. In the four round co-feature, Nicaraguan welterweight Wilfredo “El Zurdo” Acuna (16-18, 12KO’s) shocked formerly undefeated Wilkins “The Hispanic Hurricane” Santiago (12-1-2, 6KO’s), dropping him twice on his way to a well-deserved six round unanimous decision victory. (more…)



November 26th, 2015

Boxing News

Spence is ready to take on the world

By Jeff Zimmerman
Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

As top welterweight prospect Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (18-0, 15KO) gears up for his hometown fight this Saturday at The Bomb Factory in Dallas against the tough and gritty Alejandro Barrera (28-2, 18KO), he can’t help but look to the future and for a potential title fight. “I’ll fight anyone in the top 10. The ranking just came out. I’m ranked in the top ten in all 3 sanctioning bodies, the IBF, WBA and WBC. I’ll fight anybody in the top 10, maybe anybody in the top 15, it doesn’t matter.”

Spence has not been shy about fighting current WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman.

“It’s nothing between me and Keith Thurman, it’s just Keith Thurman said he will fight anybody, nobody wants to fight him, everybody’s ducking him. You know, like he’s a big bad wolf, I’ll come out of the bushes, I’ll fight you. It is what it is. He said 10 million or something like that, people don’t get 10 million to fight Floyd Mayweather, and so I don’t know.” (more…)



November 26th, 2015




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