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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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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing News

Litzau accepts Ponce de Leon clash

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Red hot super featherweight contender Jason Litzau (28-2, 21 KOs) has announced that he has accepted an offer to fight Daniel Ponce de Leon (41-2, 34 KOs) on the undercard of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Erik Morales PPV on April 9. Jason stated that “This is a great opportunity for me to fight another world champion and prove to the world that my victory over Celestino Caballero was not just the upset of the year.”

Coming off wins against touted prospect Verquan Kimbrough, perennial world champion contender and Olympic Silver Medalist, Rocky Juarez, and top ten pound-for-pound fighter and world champion Celestino Caballero, Litzau is ranked in the top 5 in the WBC, WBA, and the IBF. (more…)



January 19th, 2011



Boxing News

Holyfield looks for another title

Everyone knows Evander Holyfield refuses to quit. That earned him massive laurels when he resurrected his career with two monster victories against Mike Tyson, in 1996 and 1997, and another stirring win against Michael Moorer . . . Click here for more by Joe Maxse in the Cleveland Plain Dealer

“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 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC invades Seattle!

Ortiz vs. Nog on March 26th!

The quest of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz to return to the top of the UFC® light heavyweight division brings him to KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. on Saturday, March 26 for a clash with a fellow legend. The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that Ortiz will battle former PRIDE® star Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in an explosive 205-pound bout in the Emerald City. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Holyfield on FOX News

Here is a link to Evander Holyfield’s interview on Fox & Friends. Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defends his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title Saturday night against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.

“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 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Arreola-Abell undercard

More fights have been announced for the January 28 Goossen Tutor Promotions card at the Pechanga Resort & Casino featuring heavyweight Cristobal Arreola vs. Joey Abell and the NABF junior welterweight clash between Michael Dallas, Jr. and Josesito Lopez. Undefeated U.S. Olympian super middleweight Shawn Estrada (10-0, 9 KOs) will be featured in a scheduled six-rounder against John “The Iron Man” Schmidt (10-1, 6 KOs) and #2 WBO and #10 WBA John Molina, Jr. (21-1, 17 KOs) will see action against TBA. Tickets prices start at $35. ESPN2 will televise the featured bouts.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto, Mayorga Quick Quotes

Ricardo Mayorga: I will prove I am the man in this and you are a woman. I will knock you out in four rounds…hold my belt and polish it for me. I’ll pick it up in March….on March 12th your fans will be wearing black for your wake…I see fear in your eyes…look at your hands they are small and my hands are like a man.

Miguel Cotto: I’m a professional fighter and no one ever wins with their mouth…This will be Mayorga’s last fight… You’re a clown and your whole career is a joke!



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Cotto-Mayorga face-off

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBA Super Welterweight champion Miguel Cotto and two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga pose during a press conference in New York City Wednesday at B.B.King’s Blues Club in Times Square to announce their upcoming world title fight on March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum and Don King, this will be their first co-promotion in five years. Cotto vs. Mayorga will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand, and produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

‘Kingpin’ Johnson replaces Kauffman

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Former world heavyweight title challenger Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson has replaced an ill Travis Kauffman against dangerous Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout on Saturday night’s “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View event, headlined by living legend, Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defending his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), live from America’s resort — The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall — in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia . . . click here for more



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

David Diaz Chicago workout

Photos: Javier Quiroz

Declaring himself “more than ready,” former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz swung open the doors to his Chicago training camp in front of a large crowd of local media and fans on Tuesday afternoon. At his home base, the JABB Boxing Gym, Diaz looked very sharp as he worked numerous rounds on the mitts and speed bag under the watchful eyes of longtime trainer Mike Garcia and manager/trainer Jim Strickland. Diaz (35-3-1, 17 KOs) will battle the upset minded “Red Hot” Robert Frankel (27-9-1, 4 KOs) in the ten round main event on January 28th at the UIC Pavilion. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Takayama aims to create history

By Ron Jackson

Correction: There was previously one Japanese boxer who held an IBF title. Satoshi Shingaki was IBF bantamweight champion from 4-15-84 to 4-26-85, when he lost his title to Jeff Fenech.

Katsunari Takayama of Japan is confident that he will beat South African Nkosinathi Joyi for his IBF mini flyweight belt and in so doing become the first Japanese fighter in more than 26 years to win an IBF title. The Japanese controlling authority only recognizes WBC and WBA title fights and will not sanction fights in Japan with any of the other alphabet bodies. The 27-year-old Takayama (24-4, 10 KOs) challenges Joyi (21-0, 15 KOs) for his belt at Carnival City in Brakpan on January 29 and will be bringing nine people with him including four reporters when he arrives in South Africa next Monday.

Takayama from Osaka, Japan, who is promoted in the Philippines by ALA Promotions, stopped South Africa’s Tshepo Lefe in the sixth round at Carnival City in September last year in a IBF final eliminator. Promoter Branco Milenkovic of Branco Sports Productions said that the huge Japanese entourage had taken him by surprise and they are obviously confident of victory. Joyi will be making the first defense of his IBF belt that he won when he outpointed the previously unbeaten Mexican Raul Garcia in East London in March last year.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Denis Boytsov update

In December, WBA and WBC #2, WBO #4 heavyweight Denis Boytsov (28-0, 23 KOs) had his problematic right hand operated on for the second time, but it looks like he’ll be able return to the ring in April. “It was foreseeable during the first operation that, perhaps, an other operation would be necessary, explained Universum doctor Michael Ehnert. “This was confirmed in his tune-up fight [in December]. He’s now come through the second operation, and the surgeon is satisfied with the healing process.

Boytsov stated, “I had the first operation and felt an improvement. I hope that now I’ll have further progression. I think in a few weeks I can do extensive training. For now I can only maintain my basic fitness. I still have big plans for 2011 and I’ll work hard.”



January 19th, 2011

UFC

UFC updates

Ortiz vs. Nog on March 26th!

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January 19th, 2011

Feature Story

Abraham set for ring return

Photos: Wilhelm Springer, box-info.net

An interim world title, a European championship and the comeback of King Arthur Abraham – Mülheim an der Ruhr waits for a classic boxing evening on February 12th at the RWE Sporthalle. Abraham will be returning against Stjepan Bozic after a disappointing performance against Carl Froch in the third round of the Super Six tournament in November. “Before the Super Six semi-final against Andre Ward, I absolutely wanted another fight to gear up both mentally and athleticly. Fortunately, this time the break between the fights isn’t as long as last year.” King Arthur described former super middleweight title challenger Bozic as a “a real fighter type” and added “this will certainly be no easy fight. But for me it is only about winning. A lot is at stake.” (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez-Trout venue named

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA super welterweight champion Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez (26-2, 19 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Austin Trout (21-0, 13 KOs) on February 5th at the Sergio Leon Chávez Soccer Stadium in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico. For Trout, this is good news and now he’s only waiting for fight night. According to manager Eddy Reynoso, all is in place for the bout which will take place at an altitude of 5,656 feet in Irapuato, which is located about 200 miles northwest of Mexico City.
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Sources indicate that “Español” Alvarez is sparring with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBC Youth titleholder Gilberto Ramirez.
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In other fights on the card, Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (19-2, 15 KOs) faces Yader Escobar (23-3, 15 KOs) in a WBA miniumweight eliminator and super bantamweights Horacio Garcia (12-0, 10 KOs) and Orlando Rizo (11-2, 9 KOs) meet for the WBA international title.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Palacios full of confidence

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Unbeaten cruiserweight Francisco “The Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs), who on April 2 will go to Poland in search of the WBC title against champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk (44-2-1, 33 KOs), has reiterated that he will return to Puerto Rico as the third Puerto Rican to reign in that division, as did Carlos ‘Sugar’ Leon and Ossie Ocasio before him. “I’m going to Poland and I will win,” vowed Palacios. “I’ll bring the green crown for Puerto Rico. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime and will be the best gift for my son who will be born when I am gone. I will not be there for the birth of my first child on March 31 and this will be my gift. I’ll do for my son and to keep a promise to my brother before he was buried.” (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

World title fight in Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero

On January 29, Canelo Promotions, headed by budding Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, will present a world title card at the Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara. In the main event, Jesus Jimenez (31-6, 22 KOs) will face Jean Piero Perez (17-3-1, 13 KOs) for the WBA Interim flyweight belt. In the co-feature, hot prospect Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas (28-2-1, 16 KOs) faces former WBA interim bantamweight champion Nehormar Cermeño (20-2, 12 KOs) in a WBA super bantamweight eliminator.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Burns set for second defense

Promoter Frank Warren will hold a press conference to announce Ricky Burns’ second defense of his WBO super featherweight title. Burns will defend against Ghanaian Joseph Laryea (14-4, 11 KOs) who caused a huge upset when he defeated Paul Appleby in his last fight on Burns’ undercard. Glasgow, Scotland’s Braehead Arena the expected venue with a March date.



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

2011 debut for Boxeo Telemundo

Everything is set for Friday’s 2011 debut of “Boxeo TELEMUNDO” at the famous Salon Jose Cuervo (former Salon 21) in Mexico City. In the main event, current WBC FECARBOX super flyweight champion Johnny “Laberinto” Garcia (16-1-1, 8 KOs) of Ciudad Neza, Mexico will face undefeated WBO Latin super flyweight champion William “El Barranquillero” Urina (17-0, 14 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia in a unification battle scheduled for 12 Rounds with both titles at stake.

Also on the card are world ranked bantamweight contender William “Chirizo” Gonzalez (25-3, 21 KOs) of Managua, Nicaragua and 18-year-old featherweight prospect Josue “Chino” Veraza (10-1-1, 9 KOs) of Mexico in separate bouts. Their opponents will be announced shortly. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Feature Story

Holyfield keeps punching

Holyfield vs Williams LIVE on PVV Jan 22nd

Story by Matt Richardson
Photos by Chris Cozzone

The photos and posters on the walls of the Church Street boxing gym in downtown Manhattan are starting to fade away. Some of them are even peeling off.

Posters of fights long passed and fighters long retired, the canvassed walls are a reminder of everything and everyone that has come before.

Forty-eight-year-old Evander Holyfield surveys the four walls as he trains for his upcoming 56th professional fight. . . .  Click here for more



January 19th, 2011

UFC

Dunham ready for Guillard

UFC Fight for the Troops LIVE on SPIKE Jan. 22

Story by Andreas Hale

It was highway robbery on September 25th, 2010, and everyone knew it…except for the judges. Evan Dunham appeared to do enough to upend Sean Sherk at UFC 119 and keep his undefeated record intact. But when the scores were read, Dunham ended up on the wrong side of a split decision. His unbeaten streak ended at 11 and just about everyone was shocked at the judges’ decision . . . Click here for more



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Raheem, Camacho Jr. foes named

As initially reported on Fightnews, former world title challenger Zahir Raheem (31-3, 18 KOs) and Hector Camacho Jr. (52-4-1, 28 KOs) will headline in seperate bouts March 11th. The event titled “Latin Championship Night” will take place at the North Atlanta Trade Center and be presented by the Atlanta Boxing Association. The former 1996 U.S. Olympian Raheem will take on Estaban Almaraz (10-3, 4 KOs) of Texas in a 10 round junior welterweight bout for the vacant USBA Southern Regional title. Almarez scored the biggest win of his career with an upset over former world champion Nestor Garza in his last bout. Camacho Jr. will face former TV Series Season 1 “The Contender” participant Juan De La Rosa (20-3-1, 15 KOs) of Texas for the IBF Latino Light middleweight title. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Boxing News

Morrison says no to testing

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The ending may have not officially come for former world heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison and his licensing attempts with Quebec Boxing and Gaming Commission, but the Rocky V star looks to be in stand-off with the governing body in an attempt to fight in Montreal February 25th. “I’m not going to submit to a test that’s not going to tell me anything,” said Morrison in a press conference from Montreal on Tuesday.

The Commission after receiving a medical file from Morrison on Friday, had requested on Monday that a blood test requiring HIV and Hepatitis be done at an approved Montreal institution and be administered to the boxer accompanied by a member of the Commission.

Morrison in a letter sent to all media outlets asked that the Commission provide him with proof of positive test results for HIV from 1996. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Scale Watch

Ashley, Hoy make weight

Alicia “Slick” Ashley of Brooklyn, NY and Crystal Hoy of Las Vegas, NV both weighed in at 121 pounds for their historic junior featherweight title fight tomorrow (Wednesday) night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY. The Ashley-Hoy fight will be the first female bout to headline a boxing event in New York City. (more…)



January 19th, 2011

Feature Story

Holyfield focused on Williams

Williams set for upset

Story by Brady Crytzer

On Saturday, January 22nd future Hall of Fame inductee Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield returns to action when he takes on Sherman “Tank” Williams live on pay-per-view. Hosted by the world famous Greenbrier Resort in White Sulfur Springs, WV, the event titled “Redemption in America” will feature the heavyweight showdown atop an exciting undercard of promising newcomers. Though the two fighters will not meet until Saturday night, the pair of experienced veterans hosted a press conference on Monday to address the media . . .  Click here for more



January 18th, 2011

Boxing News

Sky Ute opens 2011 season

The Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo. will launch their 2011 with a Feb. 12 pro-am card headlining Four Corners favorites Elco “The Animal” Garcia and Joe “Ironman” Gomez. In the main event, Garcia (23-7, 12 KOs) will go eight rounds at middleweight with Patrick Thompson (16-15-1, 6 KOs). The co-main lines up Joe Gomez (17-3-1,  8 KOs) in a rematch with El Paso/Albuquerque’s Bernado Guereca (15-10-1, 3 KOs). Five more bouts are scheduled: Las Vegas welterweight Layla McCarter (32-13-5, 7 KOs) fights Cimberly Harris (5-15), six rounds at 145; Denver’s Brittany Cruz (7-4-1, 1 KO) takes on Las Vegas, NM’s Amanda “Boom Boom” Crespin (4-2-1, 1 KO) for the vacant WIBA featherweight youth belt; David Springer (3-1-3), of Las Vegas, fights Aaron Fernandez (0-4), five rounds at bantam; Jr. middleweight debuters Cris Leyva and Arthur Aragon in a four-rounder; and, in the opening bout, middleweight debuters Steve Victor and Herb Begay go four.



January 18th, 2011




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