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It’s been quite a one year period for ‘Golden’ Jack Culcay-Keth . In September of 2009 Culcay-Keth became the first German in 14 years to win a gold medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships. After winning the Gold in Milan, Italy, Culcay-Keth’s manager Mortiz Klatten started calling him ‘Golden Jack.’ Klatten’s nickname for Culcay-Keth caught on quickly with the German media. The nickname coupled with Culcay-Keth’s winning the gold medal immediately had his name plastered all over the major news publications. (more…)
By Ron Jackson
Photo: Jeff Ellis
In what has developed into a grudge match, South African born, Australian-based Lovemore Ndou defends his IBO welterweight belt against fellow countryman Bongani Mwelase at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park on Saturday night. (more…)
Fightnews.com has been following the careers of promising careers of unbeaten Sauerland Event fighters Alexander Frenkel (22-0, 17 KOs) and Karo Murat (22-0, 13 KOs) as they’re worked their way up through the pro ranks. Now both are just days away from the biggest fights in their careers. On Saturday night in the LG Arena in Birmingham, England, Frenkel challenges European cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (32-4, 25 KOs) while Murat meets Nathan Cleverly (19-0, 9 KOs) in a WBO light heavyweight world title eliminator. Both fighters are proteges of legendary trainer Ulli Wegner and originally met as sparring partners 13 years ago. “We have experienced very good times together,” said Murat describing how the two have progressed as professional boxers. “Together we’ve lived for a world title chance.” Frenkel added, “First England, then the whole world. These will be very exciting fights that we both want to win!”
Promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing stated that middleweight/super middleweight contender “Marvelous” Tarvis Simms (25-1-1, 11 KOs) will soon be released from his contract by Star Boxing. “We are in the process of releasing him but it hasn’t yet been signed off,” stated DeGuardia to FightNews. Simms was the 1993 National Golden Gloves Champion at middleweight and he holds amateur victories over former world champions Jermain Taylor and Byron Mitchell.
Legendary warrior Vinny Paz is the special guest of honor this Friday, September 17th at the “Baltimore Bad Boys” fight card at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD. Paz, a two-time world champion who defeated Roberto Duran, Lloyd Honeyghan, Gilbert Dele, Greg Haugen and Dana Rosenblatt will sign autographs and pose for photos for his fans. Tickets are still available by calling 410-675-6900
Multi-division and current lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez has joined the ESPN team as analyst of Golpe a Golpe, ESPN Deportes’ weekly boxing news and analysis show that airs every Friday night.
By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24KO’s) stopped WBA #8 jr middleweight Ryan Waters (20-3-2, 12 KOs) in round ten at the Entertainment Center, Wollongong, NSW, Australia on Wednesday. Also, IBF #5 featherweight Billy Dib (29-1, 17 KOs) scored a fourth round stoppage of tough Filipino Jack Asis (21-17-4, 10 KOs). Click here for more details on these fights plus more action…
Results by Brady Crytzer
The main event of Wednesday evenings UFC Fight Night witnessed Nate “The Great” Marquardt stampede through opponent Rousimar Palhares stopping him via TKO at 3:28 of the first round. After taking Marquardt to the ground, Palhares would attempt a leglock which Marquardt would defend. In a moment of confusion, Marquardt would pounce on his opponent and unleash a vicious barrage of punches prompting referre Herb Dean to halt the contest. Palhares would accuse his opponent of applying a greasy substance to his legs to better prevent submissions, but no substance would be found. (more…)
By Andreas Hale at ringside
In a very exciting fight, former WBO bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (46-7, 40 KOs) dethroned IBO featherweight champion Jackson Asiku (26-4, 14 KOs) on Wednesday night at the Hilton Theater in the Las Vegas Hilton. After three wild give-and-take rounds, Gonzalez dropped Asiku in round four, twice in round five and got the referee’s stoppage in round six. Time was 1:09.
In an IBO super featherweight eliminator, Miguel “Mickey” Roman (31-7, 23 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Tyrone Harris (24-7, 16 KOs). Roman finished Harris with a body shot. Time was 2:03. (more…)
By Billy “Loops” Luppert at ringside
Photos by Emily Harney
2008 Olympian and super welterweight prospect Demetrius Andrade (11-0, 8KO’s) overwhelmed Dave Saunders (9-10, 6 KO’s) en route to a 2nd round KO. Time of the stoppage was 2:55. Andrade’s speed was too much for Saunders as Andrade unleashed multiple combinations to the head and body of Saunders. At the end of round 2, Andrade unleashed a vicious 3 punch combination that dropped Saunders on the canvas face down. Saunders remained motionless for several moments after but was able to walk out of the ring on his own power. For more details and photos click here…
Results, photos by Rafael Soto/Zanfer
Former world champion Ulises “Archi” Solis (32-2-2, 21 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Luis Carlos Leon (12-3, 10 KOs) on Wedneaday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Archi attacked the whole fight and won every round against the survival-minded late sub Leon who stepped in for Alex “Nene” Sanchez on short notice.
WBC #7 lightweight Ricardo ‘Pelon’ Domínguez (32-6-2, 20 KOs) destroyed Adailton De Jesus (27-6, 22 KOs), dropping De Jesus twice in round two. Time was 2:39. De Jesus recently went ten with Marco Antonio Barrera. (more…)
Photos by Enrique “Quique” Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto
Promoter and boxing star Miguel Cotto signed the Dominican prospect Marcos “El Tigre” Jiménez (16-2, 10 KOs) today at his headquarters in Caguas, PR. Marcos fought an explosive dramatic fight with Daniel “Azuquita” Jiménez (also signed by Promociones Miguel Cotto recently) in 2009 which was recognized by the PR Boxing Commission as “The Fight Of The Year.” “El Tigre” Jiménez will make his come back fight on Miguel Cotto & Héctor Soto’s Boxeo Boricua in Salinas next Saturday, September 25 at the Angel “Cholo” Espada Coliseum In Salinas PR. “Marcos is a really talented boxer with huge amateur experience and a very good professional career. We believe he has a great future ahead,” Miguel Cotto said. “I’m very happy to be part of Promociones Miguel Cotto, I really appreciate the opportunity. I’m training and more hungry than ever, I’m ready to fight anyone,” said Marcos “El Tigre” Jiménez. Boxeo Boricua In Salinas is presented by Promociones Miguel Cotto and H2 Entertainment. Click here for more photos…
Photo by Big Joe Miranda
The press conference for Saturday’s Shane Mosley vs Sergio Mora pay-per-view showdown took place today in Los Angeles.
Shane Mosley: “I have to get past Sergio Mora. I thank him for taking the fight and accepting the challenge. This guy is not someone to take lightly. He beat Vernon Forrest. I never beat the late great Vernon Forrest. He is a competitor and he comes to win.”
Sergio Mora: “When you leave STAPLES Center, you’re going to say ‘Vargas couldn’t do it. De La Hoya couldn’t do it. Margarito couldn’t do it, but Sergio Mora did it.’ It takes more than speed, experience and guts to beat Mosley and I know I have what it takes.” For more details and photos click here…
Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (40-3, 24 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO against WBA #8 rated Ryan Walters (20-3-2, 12 KOs) in a WBA eliminator at super welterweight on Wednesday night at the Entertainment Centre in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. Mundine, currently rated at #2 by the WBA, earned an eventual fight against WBA champion Miguel Cotto, but first he will take on the winner of the Australian Contender reality series Gareth Wood.
With less than two weeks to go, WBC world rated middleweight David Medina (21-2, 10 KO’s) promises a career defining performance against James Shuler (20-7-1, 14 KO’s) on September 24 in El Paso Texas. Medina’s fight, which is the main event of the eagerly anticipated “El Paso Super Fight 2”, is already the most important of his career. With a #16 world ranking in the WBC, Medina recognizes that the top ten is now in his reach, but promises not to let that distract him. “My job is to win,” Medina stated, “numbers don’t matter to me. I just have to do what I have to do: win.” (more…)
Former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik (36-2, 32 KOs) is confirmed to be facing Daniel “The Haitian Sensation” Edouard (23-3-2, 14 KOs) at a catch weight of 164 on the undercard of the November 13 Pacquiao-Margarito mega-card in Dallas. It will Pavlik’s first fight since losing his WBC and WBO belts to Sergio Martinez in April.
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Former Australian champion Brian Roberts sadly passed away during September form a heart attack at the age of 57 years. Brian began his professional career in 1972 and had one of his greatest nights on September 12, 1974 when he defeated Australian Boxing Hall of Famer Paul Ferreri at the Blacktown RSL club in Sydney. Ferreri defeated Roberts several times in rematch bouts. Big Jim West was outscored by Roberts several times and Aussie Hall of Famer Jeff Malcolm boxed two draws and dropped a four round decision to Roberts. World class flyweight Henry Nissen outscored Roberts and Lester Ellis won eight round technical decision. All time boxing great Azumah Nelson stopped Brian in five rounds at the Accra Sport Stadium, Ghana in 1981 Commonwealth title bout with Mickey Fernandez in his corner who said, “Brian boxed liked a true champion but Azumah Nelson will be a great world champion one day.” That prediction proved correct. In his final bout – Brian forced future world title challenger Renato Cornett to go the full ten round route for a decision win in August of 1987. Brian Roberts record was 37 win 29 losses and 7 draws with 7 KO victories. The Australian boxing fraternity will sadly miss Brian Roberts.
Legendary warrior “Irish” Micky Ward will to receive a career achievement award this Friday at the Thompson Boxing “Locked N’ Loaded III” event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, CA. “I appreciate it a lot,” Ward said. “I think it’s a great thing especially with me being from a different state and across the country. It’s a tremendous honor.” (more…)
By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photos by Mike Gladysz/Team Adamek
Tomasz Adamek (41-1, 27 KO), the #4 ranked heavyweight, who in a couple of weeks will start training camp in preparations for his upcoming (end of November, beginning of December) fight with Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24 KO) likes law enforcement and big guns. This is what happened during his recent visit to Essex County Police Academy in New Jersey. Click here for more photos…
Story by Anthony Springer Jr.
Listening to two fighters exchange pleasantries one day before squaring off as opposing coaches and months before doing battle in the Octagon can be awkward.
On yesterday’s conference call for the twelfth season of Spike TV’s hit reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, welterweightchampion Georges St-Pierre (20-2) defended the number one contender and rival coach Josh Koscheck (15-4) from criticism that the blonde haired TUF alum was the season’s “bad guy.” . . . Click here for more
Detroit will be infused with adrenaline on Saturday, November 20, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® returns to the Motor City for the first time since UFC IX in 1996. In the main event, two former UFC® light heavyweight champions collide as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson takes on Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida at UFC 123: RAMPAGE vs. MACHIDA, presented by Bud Light and live from the Palace at Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. (more…)
Weigh-in results for tonight’s UFC Fight Night. From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas:
Rousimar Palhares 186 vs. Nate Marquardt 186
Charles Oliveira 154 vs.Efrain Escudero 159
Gleison Tibau 154 vs.Jim Miller 155.5
Cole Miller 156 vs.Ross Pearson 156
John Gunderson 156 vs.Yves Edwards 155
Kyle Kingsbury 206 vs.Jared Hamman 205
David Branch 186 vs.Tomasz Drwal 185.5
Rafael Natal 186 vs.Rich Attonito 185
David Mitchell 170.5 vs.TJ Waldburger 171
Forrest Petz 170 vs.Brian Foster 170.5
By Karl Freitag
The Team of Wladimir Klitschko wants to put the IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion back in the ring in December. However, with David Haye fighting in November, Nikolay Valuev recovering from surgery and Alexander Povetkin’s handlers wanting to give him more time, who is available to challenge the champion?
The name of Tomasz Adamek stands out as the most marketable fight. Adamek may be available, but he may opt to take one more fight before challenging either Wlad or Vitali next year. Olympic gold medalist Odlanier Solis could make sense. Euro champ Alexander Dimitrenko might be interesting. Unbeaten Denis Boytsov has returned to the gym after hand surgery, although he might not be ready yet for a title shot.
The sleeper might be David Tua, whose name has been floated out there (and his spot at WBO #2 is intact despite a lackluster draw with Monte Barrett). Also Former Klitschko foe Tony Thompson has issued a press release clamoring for a rematch. Stay tuned.
Former world champion Ulises “Archi” Solis and lightweight contender Ricardo ‘Pelon’ Domínguez headline tonight at the Palenque de la Feria in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico on a special Zanfer Promotions card celebrating 200 years of Mexican Independence. Solis (31-2-2, 21 KOs) meets late sub Luis Carlos Leon (12-2, 10 KOs) in a flyweight bout after original foe Alex “Nene” Sanchez fell out due to undisclosed problems. “The change has affected us a bit, but I’m a professional,” stated Solis. “I’ll give everything for the fans in Tepic so my Mexican people have another reason to cheer. WBC #7 rated Dominguez (31-6-2, 19 KOs) meets Adailton De Jesus (27-5, 22 KOs) in the co-feature. De Jesus recently went ten with Marco Antonio Barrera.
Continuing the proud tradition of supporting the educational welfare of children in need, TD Bank & Cedric Kushner’s Gotham Boxing will present the Ninth Annual “Fight to Educate” charity auction and professional boxing event, this Wednesday, September 15th, at the Verizon Wireless Arena, in Manchester, NH. This outstanding card will feature rising undefeated super welterweight prospect Demetrius Andrade in the main event, plus fellow undefeated super lightweight sensation Danny O’Connor in the evening’s co-feature. (more…)
Former two-division world champion Ricky Hatton has checked into a rehab clinic located just south of Manchester, England. “The Hitman” arrived Monday and he’ll undergo a 28-day treatment program to combat depression and drug/alchohol problems. Reports range from Hatton having a “good start” to “shouting at staff” at the Priory Hospital in Altrincham. People close to Hatton say his problems stemmed from his devastating KO loss to Manny Pacquaio last year.
On October 8th, undefeated jr welterweight Danny “Swift” Garcia (18-0, 12 KOs) will take on his toughest challenger to date when he battles former world title challenger, “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (22-6-2, 10 KOs) in a ten rounder at The Arena (Formally The New Alhambra) in South Philadelphia. The co-feature will showcase undefeated lightweight Michael Perez (9-0-1, 4 KOs) in a six round bout. Also, Anthony Flores (9-1-1, 6 KOs) will see action in an eight round super featherweight bout and lightweight Victor Vasquez (11-4-1, 6 KO’s) will take on Edward Valdez (3-8-2) in a six round bout. Tickets start at $45. Call 267-687-7560.
Demetrius Andrade 157 vs Dave Saunders 156.4
Danny O’Connor 143.6 vs Jose Angel Ramon 143.6
Rances Barthelemy 135 vs Angel Lopez ??
Jose Medina 154.4 vs Eduardo Adorno ??
Diego Pereira 140.5 vs Joey Ortega ??
Dan Powers 135 vs Alberto Velez ??
Venue: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH
Promoter: Cederic Kushner with Gotham Boxing
Event: 9th Annual Fight To Educate
Tickets: Available at the box office
Weights and photo by Chris Cozzone
From the HIlton in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s “Viva Mexico en Las Vegas” card promoted by Roy Englebrecht & Promociones del Pueblo:
For the IBO featherweight title:
Jackson Asiku 125 vs. Jhonny Gonzalez 125.8*
* Gonzalez was 126.4 on first attempt.
Eliminator for the IBO super featherweight belt:
Tyrone Harris 130 vs. Miguel Roman 131.8*
* Roman 1.8 lbs. over; cannot become No. 1 contender if he wins.
Marcos Reyes 159 vs. Victor Villareal 158
Renell Griffin 133 vs. Khadaphi Proctor 135.2
Quadtrine Hill 228 vs. Yohan Banks 272
Photos by Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions
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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