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Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Pacquiao floors Algieri six times, wins unanimous decision

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) scored a one-sided unanimous decision over previously unbeaten ...

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Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

Miura, Gonzalez impressively keep WBC belts

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Japanese southpaw Takashi Miura (28-2-2, 21 KOs), 130, impressively kept his WBC super-featherweight belt as he dropped ...

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World title twinbill in Japan today

World title twinbill in Japan today

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda A couple of WBC world title bouts will take place in Japan today (Saturday), and fight fans ...

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Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Update: Algieri makes weight for Pacquiao clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Manny Pacquiao 143.8 vs. Chris Algieri 144.4 (WBO welterweight championship) Algieri initially weighed 144.4, stripped naked and weighed 144.2. He eventually ...

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More Camera Clicks from Macau

More Camera Clicks from Macau

Photos: Chris Farina - Top Rank Superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris "Real Rocky" Algieri ...

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UFC

Edgar: Closing the Gap

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!

The pain’s gone by now for Frankie Edgar. Not from the bruises in training camp or from the injured back that has kept him on the sidelines since the beginning of the year, though those aches have faded too. No, it’s the pain that the UFC lightweight champion felt after going five grueling rounds with number one contender Gray Maynard at UFC 125 in January, only to get a draw . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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October 7th, 2011



Boxing News

Boxing back in Fort Worth

By Jeff Zimmerman

Paulie Ayala Productions, led by former world champion and Fort Worth boxing legend Paulie Ayala, will promote their next show, Fright Night, on Saturday, October 29th at the Cendera Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The new venue looks to become the permanent home for Ayala boxing cards in Fort Worth. The card is headlined by former WBC Youth Champion Jose Hernandez (10-5-1, 4 KOs) fighting the always tough veteran Justo Vallecillo (6-13-2, 3 KOs). The card also includes two of DFW’s hottest prospects Miguel Buendia (6-1, 3 KOs) and Manuel Rojas (2-0) in separate bouts. (more…)



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Brook, Jackiewicz make weight

Welterweight Kell Brook faces Rafal Jackiewicz in a WBA eliminator at the Ponds Forge International Arena in Sheffield, England, tomorrow night and says he’s ready to fight for a world title. “It’s time to go now,” said Brook at today’s weigh-in. “I’ve got to get into these big fights – I’m 25 and I’m ready for it. There’s room for a new boxing star in Britain at the moment and I’m going to be clicking into that gap of elite fighters.” Brook was greeted with a huge cheer at today’s public weigh-in at The Winter Gardens in Sheffield, where he tipped the scales at 146.25, while Jackiewicz registered at 146.75.



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Gulfstream inks Ossie Duran

Vincent Ponte’s Gulfstream Promotions has announced the signing of middleweight Ossie “The Ghanaian Gladiator” Duran to a promotional contract. Duran, of Paterson, New Jersey is originally from Accra, Ghana and sports a record of 26-8-2 with 10 KOs. Duran will be involved in a high profile bout on October 28th in Atlantic City when he takes on undefeated prospect Brandon Gonzales in a bout that will be telecasted live as part of the popular SHOWTIME boxing series SHO BOX: The New Generation.
The show is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions.



October 7th, 2011

Announcement

Williams breaks into the top ten!

#9 WBC lightweight ready for a title shot

Not only isn’t World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental Americas champion Dannie Williams the best kept secret in the lightweight division anymore, the southpaw is arguably the most dangerous 135-pounder in the world, recently breaking into the top 10 for the first time and shooting for the stars.

Co-Promoted by Rumble Time Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, the 27-year-old Williams has overcome numerous obstacles in his life en route to becoming a legitimate contender. No longer just a prospect, he has won 18 of 19 pro fights, 15 by knockout, and recently moved into the WBC ratings at #9. (more…)



October 7th, 2011

Announcement

“Path to Glory” Returns October 14

Undefeated Abraham “Chamaco” Lopez will take the stage in a featherweight battle against Gerardo “Locomotora” Espinoza on the Thompson Boxing Promotion “Path to Glory” fight card scheduled on Friday October 14 at the popular Doubletree Hotel in Ontario. “Path to Glory” features several welterweight, bantamweight and featherweight bouts including La Puente’s popular Lopez (15-0, 11 KOs) facing Tijuana, Mexico’s Espinoza (28-11, 26 KOs) in an eight round bout. (more…)



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Mthalane to defend IBF belt

By Ron Jackson

It has been confirmed that Moruti Mthalane (27-2, 18 KOs) will make a voluntary defense of his IBF flyweight belt against the 35-year-old European flyweight champion Andrea Sarritzu (32-4-4, 12 KOs) on October 28 in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Weliya-Dywili for vacant SA belt

By Ron Jackson

Balema Weliya makes his second attempt to win a South African title when he faces Goodman Dywili at the Old Mutual Wits University Hall in Johannesburg on Sunday afternoon in a clash for the vacant super middleweight belt. The South African title became vacant when Tshepang Mohale won the light heavyweight title and was obliged to relinquish the super middleweight title in terms of the South African Boxing Act. (more…)



October 7th, 2011

UFC

Watch UFC 136 weighin

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!

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October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Chagaev to return this year

Universum Heavyweight Ruslan Chagaev (27-2-1, 17 KOs) plans to get back in the ring this year. The Uzbek who lost to WBA champion Alexander Povetkin in his last fight for the vacant belt, said, “For me it doesn’t matter whether I box eight or ten rounds. All I want to do is fight. I need the practice. Next year, I want to rise in the official rankings to get a new World Championship bout. I absolutely want to fight this year.”

His Promoter will host an another event this year, not at the DIMA Sport-Center, but rather outside of Hamburg. Universum CEO Waldemar Kluch stated, “We would like to give Ruslan the opportunity to fight again and warmly recommend him for a world championship bout. We are planning definitely with Ruslan. He has the potential to attack the top of the world again. We are really happy to have a contract with such an experienced boxer.”



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Quien Pinta para la Corona Update

By Gabriel F.Cordero

The “Quien Pinta para la Corona” tournament will hit the Arena Monterrey this Saturday with Mexican ring legends Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez and Pipino Cuevas hosting the event. After several intense preliminary dates the fighters are nearing the end of the competition where $50,000 will go to the champion and runner-up.

Martín Casilla (4-0, 4KOs) vs Édgar Monarrez (11-0, 9KOs)
8 rounds, Bantamweight

Jose Piston Lopez (13-0-1, 7KOs) vs Eliud Melendez (2-0-1, 2KOs)
8 rounds, Welterweight

Sergio Torres (16-2-1, 14KOs) vs Carnicero Medellin (19-9-2, 15KOs)
8 rounds, Super Featherweight



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Silvestre-Phaiparob for WBA title

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican Jesus “Negrito” Silvestre (23-2, 17 KOs) has been working in Guadalajara to get in top shape for his first world title shot. Sylvester, represented by Canelo Promotions, has a showdown on November 7 in Bangkok, Thailand against unbeaten Phaiparob Kokietgym (18-0, 16 KOs) for the WBA interim minimumweight title. It will be Silvestre’s second time travelling to Asia, last time was to exchange blows with Donnie Nietesvin and he lost in a stoppage by the referee. The Silvestre team is fully confident that he can return to Mexico with the WBA world belt.



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Hatton cards announced

Hatton Promotions will stage two championship cards in November. The bills in Oldham and Newport will be screened live on Sky Sports.

Manchester’s Commonwealth welterweight champion Denton Vassell headlines at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday November 12. The bill will also include unbeaten heavyweight Richard Towers, former European super-featherweight champion Stephen Foster Jr, Tommy Stubbs, Kieran Farrell, Dezzie Higginson, Tom Shaw, Adam Little, Tom Scott and Ryan Davies. Two weeks later on Saturday November 26, the Hatton Promotions juggernaut travels down to Newport Centre, South Wales.

Heading the card will be Cardiff’s newly crown British super-featherweight champion Gary Buckland. Hatton Promotions Director of Boxing Richard Poxon is putting together an undercard that will include former European super-bantamweight champion Rendall Munroe, 2008 Olympian Joe Murray, Jez Wilson and Tom Doran.

Opponents for the major contests will be announced in the next ten days.



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Unbeaten lightweights clash

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME’s acclaimed ShoBox: The New Generation series is all about matching young fighters tough. Tonight’s telecast, live on SHOWTIME ® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), is no exception as unbeaten lightweights Sharif Bogere (20-0, 12 KOs) and Francisco Contreras (16-0, 13 KOs) collide in an attractive 10-round main event at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas. Undefeated junior middleweight Jermell Charlo (15-0, 7 KOs) faces Francisco Santana (12-2-1, 6 KOs) in the eight-round TV opener.



October 7th, 2011

Column

Puerto Rico Update

By Rey Colón – The Sport Press

Unbeaten welterweight Thomas Dulorme (12-0, 10 KOs) will defend his NABA belt for the first time against Charlie Jose Navarro (20-4, 15 KO’s), while Kenny Galarza (15-1, 14 KO’s) will go against Johan Perez (13-0-1, 10 KO’s) for the WBA Fedelatin belt in two bouts during the WBA KO Drugs Festival on October 22 at the Roberto Duran Gym in Panama. Victories will place both in the #2 ranking in their respective divisions, with possible title shots early in 2012.

Super flyweight César “Junito” Seda (21-1, 15 KOs) will have a second chance at the WBO 115lb crown at the end of the year or the beginning of the next.

Hot lightweight prospect Jose Pedraza (4-0, 3 KOs) will be active on December 3 at the Caribe Hilton on a card for the Convention of Civil Servants in New York.

Unbeaten jr middleweight Jonathan ‘Mantequilla’ Gonzalez (14-0, 13 KOs) should return on October 28 in the U.S. or before the end of 2012.



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Biosse seeks redemption

Photo: Emily Harney

The surroundings will look familiar tonight once Vladine Biosse steps inside Twin River, the backdrop for some of his most impressive victories. The only difference will be the circumstances. For the first time in his career, Biosse will enter the ring coming off a loss when he faces John Mackey (13-6, 6 KOs) of Montgomery, Ala., in the eight-round super middleweight main event of Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment & Sports’ “Rhode Warriors” professional boxing event at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, R.I. (more…)



October 7th, 2011

Boxing News

ShoBox Fighter Weights & Quotes

Photos: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

In a battle of unbeatens, popular Sharif “The Lion” Bogere (20-0, 12 KOs) will defend his NABO lightweight title against hard-hitting Francisco Contreras (16-0, 13 KOs) in the 10-round main event tomorrow/Friday, Oct. 7, on ShoBox: The New Generation live on SHOWTIME ® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). In the co-feature at Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., undefeated Jermell Charlo (15-0, 7 KOs) takes on Francisco Santana (12-2-1, 6 KOs) in a eight-round junior middleweight match.

WEIGHTS: Bogere and Contreras weighed the division-limit 135 pounds. Charlo tipped scale at 153½ pounds, Santana 154. (more…)



October 6th, 2011

Feature Story

Khan-Peterson DC Presser

Peterson says tweets aren't his

By Gary “Digital” Williams
Photos: Delane Rouse – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

There seems to be a rash of athletic impersonators in the Washington, DC area lately. First a man comes to DC claiming to be Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Vince Young. Now comes word that someone is sending out tweets in the name of Lamont Peterson as Peterson gets ready for his December 10th showdown with WBA and IBF Super Lightweight champion Amir Khan at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC.

Peterson’s trainer Barry Hunter tells Fightnews that the tweets are not coming from his fighter and he wants to get the word out. “Lamont is not sending out these tweets,” Hunter said. “We just want them stopped before something is said that shouldn’t be said.” (more…)



October 6th, 2011

UFC

Maynard preps for Edgar

UFC 136 is LIVE on PPV Oct. 8!


Gray Maynard and Chael Sonnen work out for the media during the UFC 136 open workouts at the George R. Brown Convention Center on October 6, 2011 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
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October 6th, 2011

Boxing News

Taylor in action Friday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo by Shannan Taylor

Former two time world title challenger Shannan Taylor (51-10-3, 36 KOs) will be in action over twelve rounds against Sintung Kietbusaba (11-7, 10 KOs) on Friday at the Wollongong Basketball Stadium in NSW, Australia. Taylor has scored KO wins over world WBA lightweight champion Livingstone Bramble and IBF junior welterweight champion Jake Rodriguez but lost to Shane Mosley in WBC welterweight title bout in 2001 and dropped a twelve round decision to German boxing great Arthur Abraham in IBF middleweight title challenge in 2006. “Abraham was the best puncher I have ever boxed,” said Taylor. “There are plenty of fights left in Shannan Taylor. I am chasing another world title shot.” On the undercard tough as nails welterweight Adrian Campbell (9-9, 3 KOs) will clash with Chad Naidu (3-12-3) over ten rounds. Also world rated female bantamweight Alesia Graf (24-2, 9 KOs) will box Latana Mundine (1-1). Graf formerly of Germany but now based in Australia. Promoter Rod Van Akker of Crododile Promotions.



October 6th, 2011




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