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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Fury to face Botha

Unbeaten 6’9 heavyweight Tyson Fury (13-0, 9 KOs) will face his toughest opponent to date when he takes on 42-year-old former world title challenger Francois Botha (48-5-3, 28 KOs) over 10 rounds in a “Special Feature Fight” at Wembley Arena in London on February 19th. The will card also feature “Lightning” Lenny Daws defending his British light welterweight title against Ashley “Treasure” Theophane. Welterweights John O’Donnell and Craig Watson meeting for the second time in as many years, this time fighting it out to be crowned the British 147lb champion and former Commonwealth challenger Lee “Lights out” Purdy defending his Southern Area welter title against Michael “The Look” Lomax.



January 22nd, 2011



Boxing News

Q&A: Jimmy Chaichotchuang

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Leading IBF promoter in Asia Pacific Region – Jimmy Chaichotchuang talks to Fightnews about IBF#6 bantamweight Thantong Kiattaweesuk and that he is confident he’ll defeat IBF champion Joseph Abeko and how his Thai boxers Fahprakorb Rakkiattgym and Fahsung 3K Battery both clashed with Manny Pacquiao. Jimmy also talks about English boxing trainer Ryan Munton who now trains Chaichotchuang’s boxers in his new training camp in Bangkok and how he will be promoting IBF shows every month which will be televised throughout Thailand on the Channel seven Television Network.



January 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield, Williams set for battle

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV TONIGHT!

Fight night is finally here for The Greenbrier. The first-ever prize fight at the resort, “Redemption in America: The Journey Begins Now,” headlined by Evander Holyfield, will be held tonight. Although it’s the first of its kind at the famed hotel, owner and CEO Jim Justice said it’s business as usual hosting a big event, just a different sort. . . . Click here for more by the Register Herald

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 22nd, 2011

Feature Story

Branco to produce own show

By Ron Jackson

Branco Milencovic of Branco Sports Productions will do a first in South African boxing when he does his own television production of the tournament scheduled to be held at Carnival City in Brakpan on Saturday January 29. The main event is the fight between Katsunari Takayama of Japan and South Africa’s Nkosinathi Joyi who will make the first defence for his IBF mini flyweight belt. Takayama will be the first Japanese fighter to contest an IBF belt in 26 years.

Milenkovic has revealed that he will do the production of the tournament himself and provide feeds to other television companies including the South African National Broadcasting Corporation. (more…)



January 22nd, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

UFC® Fight For The Troops Live Tomorrow Night From Fort Hood: Evan Dunham and Melvin Guillard collide in a lightweight battle, plus Matt Mitrione takes on Tim Hague – tomorrow night at 9pm ET / 6pm PT live on SPIKE

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January 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield thinks Greenbrier is ideal

Putting on a professional boxing event at The Greenbrier may be a new phenomenon, but former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and his renowned trainer Tommy Brooks think that it’s an ideal venue . . . Click here for more by the Register Herald

“Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by the 12-round Holyfield-Williams main event, is presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier. “Redemption” will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95.



January 22nd, 2011

UFC

Zuffa files lawsuit vs. Justin.tv

Zuffa, LLC (“Zuffa”), owner of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (“UFC®”) brand announced today that it filed a lawsuit against Justin.tv, Inc. (“Justin.tv”) for copyright and trademark infringement in United States District Court for the District of Nevada arising from Justin.tv’s repeated and ongoing failure to meaningfully address the rampant and illegal uploading of video of live Pay-Per-View UFC® events by members and users of the Justin.tv website. (more…)



January 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Sick Matlala vows to attend

By Ron Jackson
Photo: Jeff Ellis

Former four-time “world” champion Baby Jake Matlala who has been seriously ill over the last three months has confirmed that no matter what he will attend the box and dine tournament to be held in his honour at Emperors Palace Kempton on Thursday January 27. Matlala has said he wants to watch the main event between Hekkie Budler and Gideon Buthelezi for the IBO junior flyweight belt and will hand over the championship belt to the winner.

The 49-year-old Matlala has been suffering from pneumonia and complications and has been in the Intensive Care Unit on three occasions over the past three months. (more…)



January 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Shocker: Aguilar defeats Gonzalez

Photo: mpsportsimages

In a huge upset, Angel “Mikol” Aguilar (14-6-1, 6 KOs) recovered from a first round knockdown to win an eight round split decision over WBO #2/IBF #11 rated bantamweight William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (26-4, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Jose Cuervo Salon (formerly Salon 21) in the Polanco Colonia of Mexico City. Scores were 76-75, 76-75 for Aguilar and 76-75 for Gonzalez, who entered the bout as the WBO’s mandatory bantamweight challenger.

In the main event, FECARBOX super flyweight titlist Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (17-2-1, 11 KOs) won a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten WBO #7 rated and Latin beltholder William “El Barranquillero” Urina (17-1, 14 KOs) in a regional unification clash. Garcia dropped Urina at the end of round four with a left uppercut/left hook and Urina suffered a deep cut on the hairline after an unintentional headbutt in round six that bled heavily for the rest of the fight. A desperate Urina floored Garcia in round twelve but was unable to finish him. Scores were 116-110, 117-109, 116-109.



January 22nd, 2011

Boxing News

Chaves barely beats Weis

World ranked Diego Chaves (17-0, 13 KOs) of Argentina retained his WBO Latino welterweight title by defeating former contender and fellow countryman Omar Weis (40-11-4, 17KOs) in an extremley close fight. The 24-year-old Chaves had all he could handle from the 38-year-old Weis. Weis dropped Chaves in round seven. Chaves beat the count but had to do all he could to survive the round as he was badly hurt. In round ten, a bad cut was opened on Weis’ right eye but the ringside doctor ruled he was fit to continue. Both fighters closed the final two rounds as if it were the beginning of the fight. Great action fight from beginning to end. All three judges favored Chaves 115-112, 115-112, and 114-113. The event took place at the Club Los Indios, Morenos in Buenos Aires, Argentina with Mario Margossian promoting.



January 22nd, 2011

Boxing Result

Matthysee stops Corley in 8th

Corley down eight times

World ranked Lucas Matthysee (28-1, 26 KOs) of Argentina punished former world champion Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (36-16-1, 22 KOs) in route to and 8th round TKO victory on Friday night at the Polideportivo Vicente Polimeni in Mendoza, Argentina. The game plan was evident for Matthysee to work work the body as he did this relentlessly. Matthysee was in control from the very beginning though Corley held his own. Corley was down an unheard of eight times in the fight including three times in the final round where the referee rightfully waved the fight off after the last knockdown. Corley to his credit beat the count rather easily each time but was a lot worse for wear after the knockdowns in round eight. Matthysee picked up the vacant WBO Intercontinental super lightweight title with the win. Golden Boy Promotions and Aranobox promoted the event.

In a non-title flyweight bout, reigning WBA light flyweight champion Juan Carlos Reveco (26-1, 15 KOs) cruised to an uninspired ten round unanimous decision over journeyman Miguel Tellez (19-14-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 100-89 on all cards.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Magdaleno Brothers on TR Live

Boxing card at Texas Station in Las Vegas

The popular Magdaleno brothers — Diego and Jesse – of Las Vegas will fight on a Top Rank Live! championship boxing card at the Texas Station Gambling Hall and Casino this Saturday on a card the will be telecast on FSN and Fox Deportes live in the United States. In the main event, Diego Magdaleno, 17-0, will take on Marcos Leonardo Jimenez, 18-2, of Santo Domingo, who is a resident of Puerto Rico and is promoted by Cotto Promotions, They will battle for the NABF Super Featherweight Championship. Today both fighters had no problem making the weight as Magdaleno came in at a fit and ready 130 pounds and Jimenez at 129.

Diego’s younger brother Jesse – an amateur superstar who just signed with Top Rank – will face Cain Diaz, 0-1, of Bakersfield, Ca. in a four-round super bantamweight bout. Jesse has a record of 1-0-0, and came in today at 121.5 and Garcia tip the scale at 122. (more…)



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Lemieux-Rubio set for April 8

It’s official. 22-year-old knockout artist David Lemieux (25-0, 24 KOs), currently ranked #2 in the world by the WBC will face his toughest test to date on April 8th under the shining lights of Montreal’s Bell Centre as he takes on against 30-year-old Mexican slugger and WBC #3 ranked contender Marco Antonio Rubio (49-5-1, 42 KOs) for a chance at becoming the mandatory challenger to the WBC world title. This WBC middleweight championship eliminator will act as the main event to the final installment of Groupe Yvon Michel’s FAST AND FURIOUS boxing series, and marks the first time Lemieux will face a true world title contender. (more…)



January 21st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Hamilton, NJ

Terrance Cauthen 146 vs. Phillip McCants 146
Yehudy Fracas 149 vs. Jesse Crawford 141
Marcus Smith 133 vs. Bernard Porter 136 ½
Alando Swain 157 vs. David Navero 156 ½
Mark Ford 230 vs. Tyabb Beale 236
Derrick Webster 163 vs. William Chouloute 163 ½
Charles Hayward 169 vs. Jason Burrell 173
Promoter: Nedal Abuhhumoud (Nedal Promotions)
Venue: Hamilton Manor
1st Bell: 7:30 pm



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez-Hatton Presser

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Promoter Oscar De La Hoya announced the March 5 fight between welterweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Matthew Hatton at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. “Matthew Hatton is a very good fighter with an exciting style and I think together we’ll give the fans a great fight,” said Alvarez. “I know he’s hungry to get this victory and move closer to a world championship, but I want this one more, and I’ll show it on March 5.” Matthew Hatton was not on hand at the press conference. More photos…



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Alexander-Bradley Undercard

Here is the current bout sheet for the January 29th WBC/WBO junior welterweight unification clash between WBC champ Devon Alexander “The Great” and WBO champ Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan:

Bermane Stiverne vs. Kertson Manswell (heavyweight)
Kendall Holt vs. Lenin Arroyo (welterweight)
James De La Rosa vs. Germaine Sanders (welterweight)
Vernon Paris vs TBA (jr welterweight)
Darryl Cunningham vs. Alberto Mercedes (super middleweight)
Marcus Oliveira vs. Demetrius Jenkins (light heavyweight)
Julio Diaz vs. Pavel Miranda (welterweight)
Andre Gorges vs. Angel Hernandez (jr welterweight)
Julian Williams vs. Torrence King (jr middleweight)

Note: USBA junior welterweight champion Tim Coleman suffered a right shoulder injury in sparring and has withdrawn from his title defense against Vernon Paris. A new opponent for Paris will be announced shortly.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

At the scales in Vegas


Weights and photos by Chris Cozzone

From the Texas Station in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Top Rank card on FOX Sports:

Diego Magdaleno 130 vs. Marcos Leonardo Jimenez 129
Roberto Marroquin 127 vs. Eduardo Arcos 127.5
Jesse Magdaleno 121.5 vs. Cain Garcia 122
Anthony Lenk 144 vs. Tyler Pogline 143
Jose Benavidez Jr 140 vs. Fernando Rodriguez 139
Abie Han 158 vs. Orphius White 158
Julio Cesar Dos Santos 208 vs. Valente Tinajero 203.5



January 21st, 2011

UFC

UFC at the scales

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Weights for tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fights for the Troops 2″ from Fort Hood, Killeen, Texas:

Main card:
Evan Dunham 156 vs. Melvin Guillard 155
Tim Hague 256.5 vs. Matt Mitrione 260
Mark Hominick 145.5 vs. George Roop (145
Pat Barry 240 vs. Joey Beltran 230
Cole Miller 155.5 vs. Matt Wiman 155

Preliminary card:
Yves Edwards 155 vs. Cody McKenzie 155
Mike Guymon 170.5 vs. DaMarques Johnson 170
Mike Brown 146 vs. Rani Yahya 145
Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire 155 vs. Waylon Lowe 156
Amilcar Alves 171 vs. Charlie Brenneman 171
Chris Cariaso 135 vs. Will Campuzano 135



January 21st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from West Virginia

"Redemption in America" PPV

Photo: Steven Limentani

Evander Holyfield 224 vs. Sherman Williams 258
Kevin Johnson 245.5 vs. Julius Long 300
Monte Barrett 228.5 vs. Charles Davis 232.5
Donatas Bondoravas 160 vs Willie Fortune 158
Cedric Boswell 232 vs. Dominque Alexander 215
Domonique Dolton 159 vs. Marcos Primera 162.5
Miguel Gonzalez 135.5 vs. Ramon Guevara 133.5

WHAT: “Redemption In America” PPV
WHEN: Saturday, 9PM ET, 6PM PT
WHERE: Colonial Hall, The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
PROMOTER: ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier

PAY-PER-VIEW INFORMATION: Distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of $29.95 “Redemption” will also be streamed live on www.NESportsTV.com outside of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Argentina and Brazil for $9.99 USD (International conversion rates apply)
PAY-PER-VIEW ANNOUNCERS: Al Bernstein (color analyst) and former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (blow-by-blow)
RING ANNOUNCER: Jimmy Lennon, Jr.
TICKETS: Call 1.800.453.4858.
INFORMATION: Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT



January 21st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Albany, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman

Emmanuel Lucero 129 vs. Oscar Cuero 130
Markus Williams 157 vs. Lawrence Jones 157
Jackie Trivlino 126 vs. Karen Dulin 126
Joe Yerdon 150 vs. Rogelio Sanchez 153
Sarah Kuhn 144 vs. Cassandra Lindsey 141
Shawn Miller vs. Mark Anderson was scratched due to injury.
Promoter: Ares Promotions
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel Ballroom, State & Lodge Streets
General Admission $40
First Bell at 7 p.m.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos by Alma Montiel

WBC Youth world champions Juan Antonio Rodriguez and Esmeralda Moreno are ready to defend Saturday against their Mexican compatriots Hugo Morales and Yesenia Martínez in the featured fights on the event billed as “Gala de Estrellas” presented by Boxeo de Gala.

Alvaro Perez 117.70 vs. Hugo Ruiz 117.70
(WBA interim bantamweight championship)
Ana Maria Torres 114.84 vs. Naomi Yamaguchi 114.84
Irma Sanchez 106.70 vs. Kathia Gutierrez 106.70
Arely Muciño. 111.76 vs. Chantel Cordova 111.76
Promoter: HG Boxing
Venue: Estadio Olimpico Neza 86
TV: Televisa
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January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

More on Diaconu-Henry

A purse bid was held today at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico for the right to promote a WBC light heavyweight silver championship title bout between former WBC 175 lb World champion Adrian “The Shark” Diaconu (27-2-0, 15 KO) from Romania/Canada and Chris “Hard Hittin’” Henry (25-2-0, 20 KO) from Houston, Texas. InterBox won with an offer of $70,000 USD. According to WBC rules, both Adrian Diaconu and Chris Henry will split the sum 50/50. InterBox was the only bidder present in Mexico.

Important to note is the fact that this bout is also a final eliminator, and the winner will automatically become the mandatory contender to current WBC Light Heavyweight champion Jean Pascal. Adrian Diaconu has fought Pascal twice with the WBC Title at stake, losing both times by unanimous decision in very exciting and entertaining fights. (more…)



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Looks like the camp of WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan is reopening talks with handlers of Euro champ Paul McCloskey.

Although the clock is running on the free negotiation period for the WBC-mandated rematch between light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and Bernard Hopkins, Pascal’s promoter Yvon Michel told the Montreal Gazette that he still believes Pascal’s next opponent will be Chad Dawson, provided that a network is willing to cough up a $2 million offer.

Former world title challenger and U.S. Olympian boxer Zahir Raheem will be on hand to meet and greet fans at the Scores Sports Bar and Restaurant Atlanta in the Kelly’s Alley of the Underground of Atlanta on January 28th from 6PM-8PM. There will be free admission.

English light heavyweight titleholder Danny McIntosh will be challenging French champion Thierry Karl for the vacant European belt on Saturday night at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine in France.



January 21st, 2011

Boxing News

WBC purse bid results

The WBC has announced the results of the two purse bids scheduled for today:

Promoters GYM and Promociones del Pueblo reached an agreement for the final elimination bout between #2 rated David Lemieux, from Canada and #3 rated Marco Antonio Rubio, from Mexico, in the middleweight division.

Interbox won the purse bid for the final elimination bout between former champion Adrian Diaconu, from Romania/Canada, rated #4 and Chris Henry, from the USA, rated #3 in the light heavyweight division.



January 21st, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos courtesy PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

Jonathan Oquendo 122 vs. Cecilio Santos 121
(NABO super bantamweight title)
Carlos Negrón 211 vs. Willie Herring 207
Mcjoe Arroyo 118 vs. Eduardo Meléndez 119
Rafael Sierra 147 vs. Joananthony Vázquez 147
Luis Román Díaz 119 vs. Héctor González 120
Frank Santos De Alba 130 vs. William Lorenzo TBA
Jonel Nieves 114 vs. Jorge González TBA
Venue: Bayamón Correctional Complex 1072
Promoter: PR Best
TV: PPV (Puerto Rico)
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January 21st, 2011




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