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Superstar Manny Pacquiao and former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios race up the Great Wall of China, one of the great wonders of the world, Monday in Beijing, China. Next they made a stop at the infamous Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing.
Pacquiao and Rios are in town for a Tuesday press conference to announce their upcoming mega fight in November. Both fighters are making a stop in Beijing as part of their world-wide media tour which will also include stops in Shanghai, Singapore, New York and finally ending up in Los Angeles. Pacquiao vs Rios will battle on Sunday, November 24 from The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau,China and will be televised live in the US, Sunday Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.
By Graham Houston
It’s so much more enjoyable when the TV networks offer simply good fights rather than having an A-side attraction meeting an outclassed opponent, so, for me anyway, Saturday’s presentations by HBO and Showtime got top marks. HBO’s tape-delay show from Macau, for instance, featured Juan Francisco Estrada, Mexico’s excellent young flyweight who is emerging as one of boxing’s bright new stars, against unbeaten Filipino Milan Melindo. Flyweights on network TV? Perhaps programmers are finally realising that the little men often provide the best fights.
Although the scores were wide in favour of Estrada, I thought that this was a tense, always entertaining fight, and the boxing was of the highest quality. (more…)
Photo: Team Sauerland
Heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (33-0, 26 KOs) will step into the ring for Team Sauerland in the near future. The unbeaten 27-year-old who was previously in the now insolvent Universum Box-Promotion stable, signed a long term contract (until end 2015) with Sauerland Event. “After Denis was officially without a contract, we immediately tried to bring him over to us,” said Sauerland managing director Chris Meyer. “Promoters around the world were interested in signing him. But in the end – and we are extremely happy about it – Denis has decided to join our team.” Boytsov will move from Hamburg to Berlin and be trained by Karsten Rower. His first fight for Sauerland will be in the Fall.
Report by Joe Koizumi
Photo by Boxing Beat
Unbeaten southpaw, WBA#7/IBF#7 Teiru Kinoshita (18-0-1, 3 KOs), 115, successfully kept his national belt as he outjabbed and outpunched veteran campaigner Junichi Ebisuoka (23-16-5, 10 KOs), 114.75, to win a unanimous decision (98-93, 99-91 and 98-94) over ten fast rounds on Sunday in Kobe, Japan. Ebisuoka made a good start, scoring with good rights to the lefty champ. But Kinoshita, making his fourth defense, took the initiative by making good use of the southpaw right hand as the contest progressed. The game challenger attempted to mix it up, but the champ countered with sharp lefts that precisely penetrated Ebisuoka’s guard time and again. (more…)
By Loren Goodman at ringside
Courtesy of Jimmy Burchfield’s CES Boxing promotions, fans at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island were treated to a full card of action-packed bouts, complete with special guest interviews, prayer for the hospitalized, and a U.S. Navy Honor Guard. In the main event—an all-out war—local champion Vladine Biosse (15-2-1, 7 KO) retained his New England Super Middleweight Title with a hard-fought eight round majority draw against former Contender participant Rich Gingras (13-3, 8 KO). (more…)
Ringside report by David Finger
In front of nearly 300 excited fans in Hobbs, New Mexico, local prospect Gerardo Quintana, 164, nearly saw his undefeated record come to an unexpected end after fellow undefeated prospect Robert Josh Chavez, 162.2, of Albuquerque pushed him to the limit over four rounds. Quintana was clearly befuddled early as Chavez boxed beautifully in the opening round, easily sidestepping Quintana’s aggressive onslaught early to outbox Quintana for much of the round. However a hard right-cross rattled Chavez in the final twenty seconds of the round, prompting many fans ringside to assume that the hard punching Quintana had found his range and would make quick work of Chavez in the second. (more…)
By Kurt Wolfheimer
Saturday night at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen, New Jersey Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing Promotions returned with “Fight Night at the Park 2″ that featured knockouts upsets and a wild main event that never happened.
Undefeated welterweight Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez (11-0, 5 KOs) was originally slated for the feature on the night, but his original opponent fell out due to injury from accidentally getting hit by an auto while bicycling. Veteran matchmaker Diana Rodriguez and promoter Andre Kut hit the phones, desperately seeking an opponent on short notice. Unfortunately, time ran out without a fighter willing to fight, that the commission would approve. Promoter Andre Kut knew the show must go on and moved up the six round heavyweight contest featuring the return of crowd favorite Patrick “Paddy Boy” Farrell (8-2-1, 4 KOs) against Phillip Triantafillo (2-3, 1 KO). That is when the fireworks officially began. (more…)
Former world champion Ricardo Mayorga lost an MMA match in Nicaragua Saturday night. “El Matador” was caught in a choke hold and submitted just moments into the fight. Afterward he blamed the loss on “inexperience” and stated he wants a rematch in six months.
Manny Pacquiao may be thinking Brandon Rios, but, as a politician, he’s busy making boxing, breasts and health priorities in the Philippines. More
“I’ve got massive respect for Haye,” says Tyson Fury, about the man he’ll soon fight. “I was a big fan until I met him – then I wasn’t a fan anymore.” More at the Express
Seconds after knocking out Diego Chaves in San Antonio, Texas, Saturday night, Keith Thurman thanked the local fans for their support, with just one minor error: Instead of naming San Antonio, Thurman named “San Diego.”
Good piece on Teddy Atlas and his gyms on Staten Island, N.Y. in the Staten Island Advance: More
With the sun still shining in Seattle, seven fighters attended the UFC on FOX post-fight press conference alongside UFC president Dana White. In attendance were flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger John Moraga; welterweight victor Rory MacDonald and challenger Jake Ellenberger; and finishers in their FOX fights that day Robbie Lawler, Liz Carmouche and Jorge Masvidal . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
Coming up next: UFC 163: Aldo vs. Jung is LIVE on PPV from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday, August 3 at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT. Click here for more
By Johnny B’
Former world cruiserweight title challenger Craig Bodzianowski, 52 died in his sleep this weekend in his Illinois home. Bodzianowski known as ‘Gator’ retired from the ring on December 18th 1 1993 after knocking out journeyman boxer Jordon Keepers. Craig left the ring with a 31-4-1 (23 KO’s) professional record. A few times he contemplated a comeback but he stayed retired. In 1986 Bodzianowski won the Illinois State Cruiserweight title with a third round stoppage of current boxing promoter Bobby Hitz. Later in 1989, the Gator captured the WBA Continental Americas Cruiserweight title with a 12 round decision over Anthony Witherspoon. On July 19th of 1990 the ‘Gator’ fell short of his dream to win a World title when he dropped a twelve round decision to Robert Daniels for the (WBA) World Boxing Association Cruiserweight Championship. He was well known as the boxer who fought for a world title with a prosthetic leg. Wake and funeral information tba.
Jesus Soto Karass: “My corner just told me to keep on working and I didn’t think at any moment about his shoulder. I’m dedicated 100 percent to boxing. I stopped clowning around. My corner told me to come out and start boxing, but I said, ‘no, I’m going to knock him down.’”
Andre Berto: “I think I tore it out of the socket early, maybe the fourth round. That’s why I kept using my left. I couldn’t really use it at all. At the end of the day I show that warrior spirit every time. I don’t care if I mess up my shoulder. I’m going to put it all on the line.”
Omar Figueroa: “It’s what I’ve looked forward to since the beginning. My respect to this guy. He can take a beating. We both took a beating. The only things that didn’t hold up were my hands.”
Nihito Arakawa: “The only thing I can say is Figueroa was very strong. I was thinking about all the people that supported me up to this point to get to this level and that’s what kept me going.”
Keith Thurman: “I came in this fight to have multiple game plans. I knew he would be my toughest opponent. I wanted to punch him, I wanted to box him and later on, I was able to hit him with that beautiful body shot. You save the tools that you want to use for the later rounds. I had a feeling he was going to die out.”
Diego Chaves: “He connected very well on my temple and I couldn’t recuperate. I don’t regret that the referee stopped the fight. I thought I was winning the fight when they stopped it. I hope I get a rematch and come back soon.”
Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank
Former world champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios and trainer Robert Garcia arrive in Beijing, China Sunday night for a Tuesday press conference with superstar Manny Pacquiao to announce their upcoming mega fight in November. Pacquiao and Rios are making a stop in Beijing as part of their world-wide media tour which will also include stops in Shanghai, Singapore, New York and finally ending up in Los Angeles. Pacquiao vs Rios will fight on Sunday, November 24 from The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China and will be televised live in the US, Sunday Nov. 23, 9pm ET/6pm PT on HBO Pay-Per-View.
By Ron Jackson
Former South African junior heavyweight champion Danie Venter scored a workmanlike six round points decision over Zimbabwean Elvis Moyo at the Pretoria North City Hall on Saturday night and stayed on track for his fight with Sean Cox for the WBF belt in September. Heavyweight Venter (98,52kg) boxed well within himself against an opponent who had a weight advantage of nearly 12kg, piling up the points with his educated left jab followed up by stiff right crosses to the head as he won a clear decision. Venter improved his record to 17-6; (12) and Moyo dropped to 3-4-2 (1). (more…)
WBC cruiserweight mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni (31-3-2, 12 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Croatian Toni Visic (8-12-1, 2 KOs) on Saturday night at in Ferrara, Italy. Fragomeni dropped Visic in round one, but Visic survived the round and managed to go the route. On August 2 in Mexico City a purse bid is scheduled for the third fight between Fragomeni and WBC champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk.
In the main event, Damian Bruzzese (11-0, 4 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Francesco Versaci (18-3, 5 KOs) to claim the vacant Italian cruiserweight championship. Also, unbeaten welterweight Alessandro Caccia (9-0, 5 KOs) won by third round TKO over Almin Kovacevic (12-16-2, 4 KOs). The card was promoted by OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi).
Two-time former super flyweight world champion Cristian “Diamante” Mijares (48-7-2, 23 KOs) returned Saturday night with a sixth round TKO ver Carlos Jacobo (20-6-1, 16 KOs) in a non-title featherweight ten-rounder in Comitan, Chiapas, Mexico. Mijares is campaigning for a rematch with WBC super bantamweight champion Victor “Vikingo” Terrazas, whom he lost a controversial split decision to in April.
By Loren Goodman at ringside
In an all-out war, local champion Vladine Biosse retained his New England Super Middleweight Title with a hard-fought eight round majority draw against former Contender participant Rich Gingras on Saturday night at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Gingras pressed forward most of the fight, landing wide right hooks and uppercuts. Biosse, who fought off the ropes for the majority of the contest, had some success with his own sharp straight lefts. Gingras’ fans were disappointed, as Gingras was initially announced as the winner by majority decision. Several minutes later, the ring announcer indicated that the judges’ scorecards had been miscalculated, with the result a majority draw (Lima 76-76, Feldman 76-76, Hays 77-75 for Gingras).
By Gabriel F. Cordero
WBC mandatory middleweight title challenger Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio (58-6-1, 50 KOs) scored a second round KO over Dionisio “Mister Nocaut” Miranda (22-9-2, 19 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palenque de la Feria in Chihuahua, Mexico. Rubio dropped Miranda once in round one and twice in round two, the second time for the count. Time was 2:44. Next for Rubio is a rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, provided Junior gets past Brian Vera on September 7.
Middleweight Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (27-1, 22 KOs) avenged his 2010 defeat against Amilcar Funes (22-13, 17 KOs), taking a ten round unanimous decision.
WBC female silver light flyweight beltholder Yessica “Kika” Chavez (19-3-2, 4 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Tsunami Tenkai (18-7, 7 KOs).
Olympian Oscar Molina moved to 6-0, 5 KOs with a second round KO over Ruben Juarez “Duke” Lopez. photos
Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime
Welterweight veteran Jesus Soto Karass (28-8-3, 18 KOs) scored a dramatic twelfth round KO over former welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-3, 22 KOs) to claim the vacant NABF welterweight title on Saturday night before 8,811 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Soto Karass rocked Berto in round one. Berto came back in rounds two and three, but Soto Karass hurt Berto again in round four. Berto was having problems with his right shoulder and took more heavy shots in round five. The one-armed Berto persevered and dropped Soto Karass in round eleven, but Soto Karass knocked down Berto in the twelfth with a left hook and the bout was stopped! Time was :48. At the time of the stoppage, the cards were 105-103 Berto, 105-103 Soto Karass and 104-104.
In an all out war, unbeaten lightweight Omar Figueroa (22-0-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Nihito Arakawa (24-3-1, 16 KOs) to win the WBC interim lightweight title. The fighters went right at it in round one with Figueroa having the power advantage. Figueroa scored a flash knockdown in round two. Rounds three-five were close as both fighters traded shots with reckless abandon. Figueroa scored another knockdown in round six. Arakawa fought back courageously and the war continued. Figueroa seemingly injured both hands and Arakawa closed the last two rounds strong, but it was too little, too late. Scores were 118-108, 118-108, 119-107.
In a tense, good action fight between unbeaten welterweights, Keith Thurman (21-0, 19 KOs) scored a tenth round KO to dethrone WBA interim welterweight titlist Diego Chaves (22-1, 18 KOs). It was a very close fight through the first eight rounds. The turning point was in round nine when Thurman dropped Chaves with a body shot. Thurman swarmed all over Chaves at the beginning of round ten and floored Chaves again to get the KO. Time was :28. Thurman drew boos from the crowd during his post fight interview when he accidentally thanked San Diego instead of San Antonio. Thurman picked up an extra $10,000 for having the KO Kings II knockout of the night. (more…)
Giving fans five signature fast-paced rounds and a finish, Washingtonian Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson kept the flyweight belt in Seattle in that city’s UFC on FOX main event inside KeyArena.
Johnson put on the most dominant performance of his championship career, earning his first UFC finish with a fifth-round armbar over the larger John Moraga. . . Click here for more on UFC.com
Coming up next: UFC on FOX 8 is live from Seattle TONIGHT at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT. Click here for more
By Dennis Principe at ringside
Photos: Chris Farina Top Rank
World Boxing Organization (WBO) and World Boxing Association (WBA) flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada of Mexico successfully defended his belts when he decisioned Filipino mandatory challenger Milan Melindo Saturday night at the Cotai Arena inside the Venetian Hotel in Macau. Melindo, making his first crack at a world crown had a good start when he tagged Estrada with a solid left counter towards the end of the opening round. Estrada came back strong the next two rounds after making the needed adjustments by moving around the ring and throwing some jabs to set up his right hand. It was nip and tuck the next few rounds but a couple of decent right straights opened up a cut on Melindo’s left eye that bled all throughout the match. Melindo tried to force Estrada to a brawl that seemed to be the only chance for the Filipino to connect. However the Mexican was clever enough to move out of harm’s way by throwing jabs. A perfectly-timed counter right by Estrada in round eleven floored Melindo but the Filipino gamely stood up at the count of eight. Estrada, sensing that Melindo was starting to fade, tried to go for the kill but the brave Filipino withstood the Mexican’s pressure by fighting back and tried to clinch a few times to survive the bout. Official scores were 118-109, 118-109 and 117-109 all for Estrada. Fightnews had a close score of 115-112 for the Mexican world champion. With the win Estrada improves his record to 25-2 with 18 stoppages while Melindo drops to 29-1 with 12 knockouts. (more…)
Cuban heavyweight contender Odlanier Solis (20-1, 13 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over hard-hitting Turk Yakup Saglam (29-3, 26 KOs) to successfully defend his IBF intercontinental champion title on Saturday night in Cuxhaven, Germany. “La Sombra” put on a boxing clinic, showing the skills that made him an Olympic gold medalist. Action was slow at times and Saglam was warned by the referee in round six to fight or be disqualified. Solis dropped Saglam with a massive right hand in the seventh and the bout was stopped.
Junior welterweight Ignacio Mendoza (37-7-2, 23 KOs) from Colombia scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Ramon de la Cruz (13-7-2, 7 KOs) from Argentina to claim the vacant IBF intercontinental championship. Mendoza dropped De La Cruz in round two, but De La Cruz came back to floor Mendoza in rounds four and six. Mendoza, however, prevailed 117-111, 117-111, 114-111.
Former WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin (25-2, 18 KOs), returning to the jr welterweight division, stopped Aaron Herrera (25-3, 17 KOs) in round eight.
Iraq War veteran Chris Traietti (14-3, 9 KOs) won his fourth straight fight, stopping an overmatched Dion Stanley (11-6, 7 KOs) in the main event on tonight’s “The Roxy Homecoming Celebration” card, at The Royale Nightclub in Boston. Traietti, fighting of Quincy (MA), pounded his Kansas City (MO) cruiserweight opponent from the opening bell until the fight ended in the sixth on a technical knockout, mixing effective body punches and heavy shots to the head. Stanley took a knee in the fifth after being hit with a left to the nose, and again in the sixth, after which the referee called off the fight. (more…)
By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photos by Tom Barnes / tomba-images.com
In the main event of Chicago Fight Club Promotions “Fight Night IV,” Angel Hernandez (15-11-1, 12 KOs) of Gary, IN, scored an electrifying stoppage of Ahmad Cheikho (11-5-2, 6 KOs) at 2:59 of the third round.
The drama for the main event of “Fight Night IV” was staged at the weigh-in when Hernandez and Cheikho traded insults, including a boast by Cheikho that Hernandez must be dreaming if he thinks he can win and that he’d give his entire purse to Hernandez if Hernandez pulled-off the upset. (more…)
Tonight in Ferrara, Italy OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) will promote a boxing show. In the main event Damian Bruzzese (10-0, 3 KOs) will square off against Francesco Versaci (18-2, 5 KOs) for the vacant Italian cruiserweight championship. Also in action, WBC cruiserweight mandatory challenger Giacobbe Fragomeni will fight Croatian Toni Visic in an 8 rounder. On August 2 in Mexico City is scheduled the purse bid for the third fight between Fragomeni and Wlodarczyk. In the opener, welterweight Alessandro Caccia (8-0, 4 KOs) goes against Almin Kovacevic in a six round bout. Sportitalia 2 will televise the show live at 9.30 pm Italian time.
By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Thompson Boxing Promotions returned to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California Friday night for its Locked and Loaded series. Colton’s Artemio “King” Reyes (19-2, 15 KOs) took on Sergio Perez (28-14, 19 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in the welterweight main event. Reyes needed only three rounds to finish Perez a body shot did it as Artemio Reyes scores a knockout. (more…)
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