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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez held his first public workout in the United States at the Placita Olvera Kiosko in downtown Los Angeles. He was joined by former world champion Carlos “Tata” Baldomir, top junior welterweight contender “Vicious” Victor Ortiz and former world champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris as all four fighters shook out out for media and fans in preparation for their respective bouts on the pay-per-view televised portion of Saturday’s Mosley vs. Mora card. Alvarez, who will face Baldomir and Ortiz, who will face Harris, are looking to solidify their place among other great fighters of Mexican and Mexican American descent who have fought on the all-important Mexican Independence Day weekend. Click here for more photos…
Looks like unbeaten #1 rated WBC featherweight Juan Carlos Burgos (25-0, 18 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico will get his long awaited opportunity at a world title. Burgos will take on former world champion Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3, 12 KOs) of Japan November 26 in Tokyo, Japan for the WBC featherweight title. Burgos turned professional at the age of 16 in his native Tijuana under the guidance of manager Roberto Sandoval. Though only 22 years of age now he heads to Japan a very seasoned professional.
Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Ulises Archie Solos 110 vs. Luis Carlos Leon 110
Ricardo Dominguez 135.5 vs. Adailton De Jesus 135.5
Francisco Sierra 170 vs. Ricardo Campillo 172
Carlos Orozco 135 vs. Oscar Ventura 135
Venue: Palenque De La Feria, Tepic, Nayarit
Promoter: Zanfer/Adan Casas Promociones
TV: TV Azteca
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An opponent has been announced for Blake “Candyman” Prevost (14-1-1, 5 KOs) in his 10-round light heavyweight main-event battle on September 24 at the Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana. Prevost will face Romero Johnson (10-2-1, 6 KOs). Also added to the show is power punching lightweight prospect Mason Menard (12-1, 10 KOs) in a six-round showcase for his hometown fans. Menard is matched up with John Willoughby. 6′ 8″ heavyweight Skip Scott (9-1, 5 KOs) and former Cuban National Team members Yordanis Ugas (3-0, 2 KOs) and Yunier Dorticos (7-0 7 KOs) are also scheduled. Tickets start at $20. Call 1.800.WIN.1.WIN.
Still upset over his recent loss to WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm on September 4th in Cologne, Germany, Giovanni Lorenzo is making plans to return to the ring before the end of the year and is targeting the biggest names in the middleweight division.
“I felt like the judging in the Sturm fight was terrible. It was a close fight, but I felt that I won at least half of the rounds. I still can’t understand how the judges only scored two for me. There were ringside media who spoke to my managers after the fight and they thought the fight was a draw” said Lorenzo. (more…)
Everlast, the premier fight sports and fitness brand in the world, today announced Kim Brylow as the winner of their global ‘What Do You Fight For?’ philanthropic social movement and contest. For her brave story of twice fighting and overcoming triple negative breast cancer, Kim will receive $5,000, which she is donating to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation, and a VIP trip for her and one guest to the Sergio Mora – Shane Mosley fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. on September 18th. (more…)
By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photos by Sebastian Andrzejczyk/Ringpolska
On September 25, in his hometown of Warsaw, the capital city of Poland, Krzysztof “Diablo” Włodarczyk (43-2, 32 KOs), the former cruiserweight IBF world champion and current WBC titleholder, will defend his title against the American fighter from Chicago – Jason Robinson (19-5, 11 KOs). Włodarczyk, currently the only remaining Polish title holder (Tomasz Adamek gave up the IBF belt moving to the heavyweight division), talks about fighting in Poland, welcoming great expectations of defending the WBC title and looking forward to his upcoming cruiserweight tournament and possibly a third fight against Steve Cunningham. (more…)
By Gabriel F. Cordero
The WBA Board of Directors has clarified the situation involving the WBA featherweight championship. Prior to the WBA featherweight unification fight between Yuriorkis Gamboa and IBF champion Orlando Salido, the WBA received notification and medical certification on July 14 that WBA featherweight “super” world champion Chris John has suffered a rib injury which would require a prolonged period of rest. Because this situation, the WBA decided to classify John as “champion in recess.” (more…)
Former Miami Hurricane star running back Quadrine Hill’s pro boxing career just went national, when fight promoter Roy Englebrecht announced today that Hill’s four round bout with Yohan Banks will be part of the DirecTV & Dish Network Pay Per View portion of his Viva Mexico at Las Vegas championship boxing show, Wednesday, September 15th from the Hilton Theater in the Las Vegas Hilton. And not to miss a great promotional opportunity, Englebrecht has matched Hill up against another Division I football star, former defensive lineman for San Jose State Yohan Banks. (more…)
Super bantamweight contender Rendall Munroe is spending one week warm-weather and altitude training in Portugal preparing for his world title challenge. Munroe (21-1) will challenge for Toshiaki Nishioka’s (36-4-3) WBC 122lb title at Tokyo’s 10,000 capacity Sumo Hall on Sunday October 24. The Leicester binman is currently holed up in the Portuguese mountains with promoter Frank Maloney, manager Mike Shinfield and trainer Jason Shinfield. (more…)
Turner Boxing Productions have informed the Universal Boxing Organization that an injury sustained by Bronco McKart has forced them to postpone his fight for the UBO World Middleweight title originally scheduled for September 18. The new date will be October 30, and the venue will remain Monroe High School in McKart’s hometown of Monroe, Michigan. McKart, 52-9-1 (31), last fought in February where he won an Inter-Continental title beating Jose Miguel Rodriguez Berrio from Columbia, and is a former WBO and IBA world champion. His opponent for October 30 is still to be announced, but promoter Dennis Turner is working on confirming a name soon.
By Nick Giongco
Photos: Nick Giongco
Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao showed up for training Tuesday afternoon for the second straight day at the Elorde Boxing Gym on Del Monte Ave. in Quezon City in preparation for his Nov. 13 duel with Antonio Margarito in Dallas.
Pacquiao hit the mitts with training assistant Buboy Fernandez guiding his every move in the absence of Freddie Roach, who is expected to arrive in Manila towards the end of the week. (more…)
Giving Mexican fighters a taste of Vegas, or a Vegas venue a taste of Mexico, Promociones del Pueblo, longtime promoter south of the border, has teamed up with lead promoter Roy Englebrecht for a Mexican Independence Day card this Wednesday at the Hilton.
“You know you have a good fight card when the guys from Top Rank are calling for tickets,” said promoter Englebrecht today at a press conference held at the Hilton . . . Click here for more
By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos courtesy of Deborah Carbone and Pam Bowen
Saturday night at the Point Stadium in Johnstown PA, Squared Circle Promotions put together an interesting boxing card which featured two professional boxing bouts. In the eight round main event of the evening, Johnstown’s own up and coming cruiserweight sensation Andres “Taylor Made” Taylor (16-1-2, 7 KOs) had to settle for a split decision draw against late replacement Garrett “The Ultimate Warrior” Wilson (8-5-1, 3 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA in a weather plagued bout. Also on the card was a four round clash featuring a pair of debuting heavyweights, Jeramiah Witherspoon, the cousin of former world champion Tim Witherspoon, stopped of David Burns in the second round with a barrage of punches in the corner. (more…)
By Christopher P. Cook
Carlos Manuel Rivera (16-6-2, 5 KOs) and Charlie Serrano (9-2-0, 2 KOs) headline the October 15 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. Both local fighters, Rivera from Port Richey looks to reverse his misfortune of three straight losses as he squares off with Tampa’s Serrano. Serrano, a local favorite, is stepping up in competition in facing Rivera, and will have to use his speed to try and overcome his more experienced opponent. Rivera, who recently fought for the NABO and NABF belts in May, has lost two of his last three by TKO. Rivera will find Serrano’s soft punching much easier to handle as he looks to take out the crowd as well as Serrano in this bout. This bout will be for the vacant Florida State Featherweight title. (more…)
Continuing on its path to completely revolutionize the fitness industry, UFC® GYM™ is unveiling a second location in Rosemead, California, and is holding the official Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Expo on Saturday, September 18 starting at 10:00am PT. (more…)
Bantamweight contenders Jose Navarro (27-5, 12 KOs) and Nestor Rocha (22-2, 8 KOs) will lace up their gloves in a unique outdoor boxing arena adjacent to L.A. LIVE’s STAPLES Center in downtown Los Angeles located near the corner of 11th Street and Figueroa Street on Friday, September 17, for an eight round bout that headlines Telefutura’s weekly boxing telecast. Also in action will be highly-touted lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. (16-0, 8 KOs), who faces former world champion Eric Aiken (16-7-1, 12 KOs)in an eight round co-main event. A six round cruiserweight bout will see an all-Brooklyn turf war when unbeaten Rommel Rene (11-0, 6 KO’s) steps up to face perennial contender Daniel Judah (23-6-3, 10 KO’s).
Fans attending the “Fiesta de la Independencia,” a two-day celebration of the Mexican Bicentennial will feature the official Mosley vs. Mora weigh-in, autograph sessions by boxing legends and live music can have free standing room to the live fights on the Telefutura card or purchase reserved seats for $30. Fiesta tickets are $10.
Ringside by Francisco Salazar
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda
Junior flyweight contender Adrian Hernandez may have been announced the winner in his bout against Jose Luis Cardenas on Saturday night. However, the 60-53 scores from all three judges at ringside did not reflect the competitiveness of the bout . . . click here for more
On October 6 DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returns to the BB King Blues Club in New York City’s Times Square for a night of action featuring undefeated welterweight prospect Gabe Bracero (11-0, 1 KO) and WBO #9 light heavyweight Mark Tucker (14-0, 7 KOs) in separate bouts. The undercard will feature the return of heavyweight Tor Hamer (11-1, 8 KOs), along with a host of local talent. Opponents will be named. Tickets start at $55, call 212-947-2577.
Photo by Kresten H. Schriel
Vivian Harris is counting down the days until Saturday, September 18. The former world champion is preparing for what he calls a “war” against Victor Ortiz. Harris is looking to get his name back in the championship mix by knocking off the young contender in impressive fashion. For the last 6 weeks Harris (29-4-1, 19 KOs) has been in an intense training camp and looks to be in the best shape of his career. “This fight right here is very important to me,” said Harris from his home in Carlstadt, NJ. “I’m training for a war with Victor Ortiz, I am going to leave it all in the ring. I feel great right now I can’t wait to fight, it’s going to be a great night.” (more…)
A spectacular undercard is being presented as part of the highly anticipated Joey Gilbert vs. Kassim Ouma NABA middleweight championship fight on September 25th at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno. Heavyweight prospect Joe “The Future” Hanks (14-0, 9 KOs) will be fighting in a 6 round bout on the RFX VI card against Aron Lyons (11-9, 8 KOs) of Las Cruces, NM. Originally from Newerk, NJ, Hanks now lives and trains in Los Angeles. (more…)
Photo: Main eventer Jhonny Gonzalez (45-7, 39 KOs), of Mexico City, poses with the Corona Girls at a press conference held today at the Hilton to announce Wednesday’s “Viva Mexico en Las Vegas” Mexican Independence Day card, Wednesday, Sept. 15. Gonzalez will take on African Australian Jackson Asiku (26-3, 14 KOs), for the IBO featherweight championship. In the co-main, Miguel Roman (30-7, 22 KOs), of Juarez, meets Tyrone Harris (24-6, 16 KOs), of Lansing, Mich., for the IBO’s 130-pound No. 1 spot.
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Tim Barry
Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (39-3, 23 KOs) will not be after scoring a knockout when he will clash with WBA #8 Ryan Waters (20-2-2, 12 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Entertainment Center in Wollongong, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. WBA #2 junior middleweight has been training under the expert guidance of Jeff Malcolm who said Anthony is in great shape, “Anthony has looked great in the gym and is in shape to perform at his best against Ryan Waters on Wednesday.” (more…)
This Saturday, three-time world champions, Jorge “Travieso” Arce, Humberto “Zorrita” Soto and undefeated prospect Omar “Businessman” Chavez will be action in a big triple header card in Culiacan, Sinoloa, Mexico at the Bicentennial Celebration of Mexican Independence Day. The big show will be held at the Dorado Soccer Stadium and will be televised by Fox Sport Espanol in “Top Rank Live” (more…)
According to Hennessy Sports, Carl Froch, who had been trying to work through a persistent back injury, was unable to train on Friday due to severe pain and after resting over the weekend the injury had not improved. After visiting his physio and doctor this afternoon in an attempt to see if anything else could be done to help get him through this, Carl was firmly advised to take at least four weeks solid rest before resuming training again leaving him in no position to fight on the 2nd October. This left no other option than to request a postponement. Hennessy Sports and Carl Froch have issued apologized to everyone that this unfortunate and unavoidable situation has affected. Showtime Sports, Hennessy Sports and Sauerland Event will be issuing a statement in the coming days regarding the rescheduled date for Froch’s Super Six clash with Arthur Abraham and the situation regarding tickets.
Photos: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov
IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) defended his titles with a dominating tenth round KO over Samuel Peter (34-4, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany in front of 40,000 spectators. (more…)
The all crucial Super Six fight between Arthur Abraham and Carl Froch has been postponed to a later date. The preparations of King Arthur up to now have gone without big problems, however his opponent from England has suffered a back injury according to his promoter Mick Hennessy. This forces the former WBC super middleweight world champion to take a two-week training break. Therefore, the fight originally scheduled for October 2 at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monaco must take place at a later time.
“This is really very unfortunate. The whole world is feverishly awaiting this fight. However, you can’t do anything about injuries, which sometimes come in such a hard sport like boxing,” said Abraham’s Hall of Fame promoter Wilfried Sauerland. “Nevertheless, it’s just postponed not canceled. So Arthur Abraham will just beat “The Cobra” in November or December. We’re working hard on finding a new date.”
The exact date in which the Super Six fight can be fought will be announced as soon as possible. Already purchased tickets will remain valid for the new date.
By Joe Koizumi
Photo: Boxing Beat
Fast-moving Mexican, WBC female 105-pound champ Anabel Ortiz (12-1, 4 KOs), 105, kept her belt as she impressively displayed her excellence in shifty footwork, accurate counterpunching and fine strategy to pound out a nearly shutout decision (99-91 and 98-92 twice) over WBC#2 OPBF ruler Nanako Kikuchi (12-4-1, 5 KOs), 105, over ten quick rounds on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)
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