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Hopkins and Kovalev hold court in Philadelphia

Hopkins and Kovalev hold court in Philadelphia

Story & photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Light Heavyweight kings Bernard Hopkins, 55-6-2, 32 KOs, the WBA/IBF 175-pound champion, and Sergey Kovalev, ...

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Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

Leo Santa Cruz is preparing for Roman; but is ready for anyone

By Miguel Maravilla Photo: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME WBC super bantamweight world champion Leo "Terremoto" Santa Cruz (27-0-1, 15 KOs) of Lincoln Heights by way of ...

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Porky’s revenge: Medina KOs Love

Porky's revenge: Medina KOs Love

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME In a huge upset, super middleweight Rogelio "Porky" Medina (33-6, 27 KOs) scored a spectacular third round KO ...

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WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

WBA #1 superfly Sanchez TKOs Salas

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA #1 super flyweight David “Tornado” Sánchez (26-2-1, 20 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over WBA #10 rated flyweight ...

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Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

Pacquiao-Algieri grand arrival

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

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Boxing News

Brudov, Martirosyan back 6/27!

Huge boxing evening in Le Cannet

By Alexey Sukachev

Two world-ranked Russian fighters will make their return to the ring this Saturday night in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Le Cannet on French Riviera. Middleweight Gennady Martirosyan (17-1, 6 KOs) is set to test unbeaten Cameroonian sensation Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (19-0, 13 KOs), while WBA #1 and WBO #9 cruiserweight Valery Brudov (37-2, 27 KOs) will participate in a tune-up six-rounder against ever dangerous TBA. The “WBA Boxing Night”, promoted by Michel Acaries’ “AMI Productions” at La Palestre boxing hall, will be headlined by a grudge rematch between heavyweight-turned-cruiserweight Steve Herelius (17-1-1, 11 KOs), 32, and ex-European champion Jean-Marc Monrose (24-3, 15 KOs), five years his younger. The twelve-round fight is billed as a WBA semifinal eliminator at 200lbs and also for the vacant WBA intercontinental title. Both boxers has already collided this March, Herelius (WBO #11 and WBA #12) taking a narrow ten-round majority decision. (more…)



June 22nd, 2009



Boxing News

Abdulaev is back tomorrow!

By Alexey Sukachev

2000 Sydney welterweight gold medalist Mahammetkodir “Mohamad” Abdulaev (15-3, 12 KOs) will resume his pro career after three and a half years of hiatus on Tuesday night in Bekabad, Uzbekistan. Abdulaev, who is best known at paid ranks for his gutsy but limited performance against then WBO light welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, faces Russian trialhorse Sergey Starkov (16-52-2, 2 KOs) in a non-title six-rounder at junior middleweight limit. Shuhrat Haydarov of Favzul Munavvar promotes. Andizhan native Abdulaev, 35, is also known for his kayo wins over ex-champion Philip Holiday and Jesse Feliciano as well as the controversial tenth-round knockout loss to Emanuel Clottey back in 2003. In his last bout, he dropped a close unanimous decision to Ukrainian Andrey Kotelnik in November 2005.



June 22nd, 2009

Feature Story

Jacobs’ ladder

Story by William Wilczewski

Most fighters wouldn’t want to be labeled a mama’s boy.

Many fighters, though, aren’t 16-0 with 14 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

Brownsville, N.Y.-native Daniel “The Golden Child” Jacobs is. And, it’s what his mother Yvette did for him as a child that gave him a shot at being boxing’s next great middleweight . . . Click here for full story



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

King Arthur back in Berlin!

Ready for 10th title defense
Photo: Sauerland Event

Photo: Sauerland Event

King Arthur Abraham has returned to Germany’s capital following an exhausting training camp at the Baltic Sea. The undefeated IBF Middleweight Champion (29-0, 23 KOs) is determined to defend his title for the 10th time when he takes on Mahir Oral (25-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night. “Everything went very well in practice,” King Arthur said. “We had everything we needed in Zinnowitz – fresh air, the sea, good food and a decent gym.” (more…)



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Collazo, Simms win!

By Lee Bates

In seperate bouts former world champions Luis Collazo now (30-4, 15 KOs) and Travis Simms now (27-1, 20 KOs) won this Saturaday night at the Radison Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. Both fights were tuneups for the former world champions as they are looking to getting back into title contention in their perspective divisions. The card was promoted by Andrew Stokes of Palmetto Boxing.
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In his first bout since his narrow defeat to WBC welterweight Andre Berto in January of this year, Collazo easily handled journeyman David Gogichaishvili now (9-17, 4 KOs). The former WBA welterweight champion Collazo put Gogichaishvili down twice in the bout. Gogichaishvili also received two standing eight counts. The referee stopped the bout in round six after consulting with the ringside physician.
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The former two-time WBA junior middleweight champion Simms made quick work of veteran Marcus Luck now (9-17-1, 3 KOs) dropping him in the third round. Luck’s corner threw in the towel in the same round.
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In other action, light heavyweight prospect Chris Fitzpatrick now (4-0, 1 KO) fighting out of Columbia, South Carolina remained unbeaten with a four round unanimous decision victory over Mickey Stackhouse now (6-19-1, 5 KOs).



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Michael Katsidis!

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Craig Watt

Current WBO#1 ranked lightweight Michael Katsidis (25-2, 21 KO’s) is one of Australia’s marquee fighters and has enhanced his reputation in recent years by his involvement in some exciting contests with his come-forward, aggressive boxing style that ensures boxing fans are always entertained. He comes off an impressive win in April this year against former WBC super-featherweight and IBF lightweight champion Jesus Chavez as part of Golden Boy Promotions “Lightweight Lightning” tournament in Austin, Texas when he wore down the former Mexican champion and forced him to quit on his stool before the start of the eighth round. This win secured Katsidis the WBO#1 mandatory position at 135 pounds and has opened up the door for some meaningful matches in 2009. (more…)



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao will run!

By Nick Giongco

Manny Pacquiao reiterated on Monday his desire to run for public office when the Philippines holds its national elections in May of 2010. The boxing star told a handful of scribes from Manila Bulletin, Star and Inquirer–the Philippines’ major broadsheets–that there’s no turning back from his decision to seek the congressional seat in the province of Saranggani, in the island of Mindanao. Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee hails from the town of Kiamba, while the pound-for-pound king is a native of neighboring General Santos City. “I have been preparing for this since 2008,” said Pacquiao after he graced an event in a downtown Manila hotel. Pacquiao had tried to wrest the same post in his native South Cotabato but failed after being denied by Darlene Antonino-Custodio. Meanwhile, Pacquiao also revealed his choice for the next Philippine president during the same interview. “I would like Lito Atienza (the Philippines’ secretary of natural resources and a dear Pacquiao friend) to be the next Philippine president,” said the 30-year-old fighter. “Lito Atienza is pro-people and God-fearing.” Pacquiao’s next fight is not yet etched in stone but ringsiders are looking at Nov. 14 as the date of his much-awaited return to the ring possibly against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.



June 22nd, 2009

Feature Story

Ortiz writes his own history

Feature story by Francisco Salazar

Many young gifted athletes and professional fighters have come to hear this statement over and over.

“You are going to be the next . . . .”

While it may be flattering to hear this praise showered over and over, some athletes may feel embarrassed or pressured into living up to the that expectation.

For Victor Ortiz, he has a philosophy and an opinion on that statement . . . Click here for full story



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

‘Battle of York 4′ ticket alert!

Tickets are now on sale as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions, originators of the nationally acclaimed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” boxing series presents “The Battle of York 4″ on Saturday, August 1st at the Sovereign Bank Baseball Stadium, home of the York Revolution . . . Click here for more



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Paschall training camp update!

With his light heavyweight battle at Reno’s “Summer Showdown” against Yerington’s Jesse Brinkley just three weeks away, Mike “The Persecutor” Paschall has ramped up his training and confidence level for their light heavyweight bout. Finishing up an intense 90 minute training session, Paschall spoke about the upcoming fight . . . Click here for more



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Lovemore Ndou!

Photo: Ray Wheatley

Photo: Ray Wheatley

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

You are about to fight in South Africa – the land of your birth against former world title challenger Phillip Ndou. What are your thoughts in boxing in South Africa where your boxing career began?

I am very excited about it. It is something that I have always wanted to do. In fact to be going back home and fighting for a world title (IBO welterweight title) makes it more exciting. All thanks to the promoter, Rodney Berman, of Golden Gloves Promotions. Rodney is a hard working and astute businessman who always thrives to give South African fighters opportunities to fight for world titles and help them make money. I have nothing but respect for the man. It’s been 14 years since I last fought in South Africa. (more…)



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Arum impressed by Melligen!

By Nick Giongco

Top Rank chief Bob Arum will put rising Filipino super lightweight Mark Jason Melligen underneath the Aug.15 headliner at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame promoter told Fightnews and Manila Bulletin on Monday. “Melligen is a terrific fighter and his next fight will be on the Aug.15 card,” said Arum, who will bankroll the card being starred by another Filipino flyweight phenom, Nonito Donaire. Arum said one or two other Filipinos will see action on the same night, including Bernabe Concepcion, who finally earns a crack at the Steven Luevano’s featherweight crown. (more…)



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Lowther, Louis Shine in Atlanta!

By Jose E. Santiago
Photos: Ozzie Santiago

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On Saturday evening at the Westin Hotel, Peachtree Plaza, in Atlanta GA, KO Kings Promotions put on a spectacular event featuring both boxing and MMA. In the co-main event, welterweight “Pretty Boy” Michael Jean Louis (9-0 8 KOS) of Orlando, Fl continued in his unbeaten campaign as he dominated the game and outgunned Thomas Davis (12-11-2 7 KOs). Although outgunned in the match, Davis was able to last the first two rounds and gave as much as he took ending the first round with a jubilant howl and stare down of his unbeaten foe at the bell. (more…)



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Chris John is ill, pulls out!

WBA featherweight champion Chris John has pulled out of Saturday’s world title defense against Rocky Juarez at Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to ESPN, John is suffering from an unspecified blood problem that caused him to faint while sparring on Saturday. A new opponent for Juarez is being sought.



June 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Husanov, Novikov retain titles!

By Alexey Sukachev and Diana Anisimova (ringside)

Tonight “Ural Boxing Promotions” in association with the “Ready for Labour and Defense of Russia” military-sportive foundation staged a tiny open-air tournament on Red Square (near the walls of the legendary Kremlin), which was a part of the fifth military-sportive forum and attracted a huge number of casual spectators thanks to its free admission and compact, yet exciting schedule.
Headlining the show, rising middleweight prospect Anton Novikov (13-0, 5 KOs) looked as promising as ever in a ten-round shutout of Tanzanian guest Mada Maugo (8-3, 6 KOs) for the WBC Youth title at 160lbs. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Full Report

TUF 9: The British Invasion!

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Postfight report by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos courtesy of Josh Hedges, UFC

Forty-five years after musicians from the United Kingdom crossed the pond and captivated a generation of American music fans; a group of mixed martial artists conducted a “British Invasion” of their own, earning the respect of MMA fans worldwide .  . . Click here for more



June 21st, 2009

Full Report

Full Report: Sanchez-Guida!

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Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.
Photos courtesy of Josh Hedges, UFC

Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez has gone on a tear through the UFC. Boasting a 22-2 record, the original Ultimate Fighter entered Saturday’s main event against Clay “The Carpenter” Guida with something to prove. Popular opinion held that if Sanchez could emerge the victor, he’d be in line for a shot against the winner of the BJ Penn-Kenny Florian lightweight championship bout at UFC 101 .  . . Click here for more



June 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko, Chagaev speak!

Photo: Pavel Terekhov

Photo: Pavel Terekhov

By Karl Freitag

Wladimir Klitschko: “It’s unbelievable and wonderful. I’m overjoyed to be the winner here. Five years ago, after the defeat against Corrie Sanders I was at the bottom. Since then, I’ve only wanted to make the critics eat their words. I love my sport, like I’ve never loved it….This was not my best fight. I gave my all, but I didn’t show everything. My best and my toughest fight lies yet ahead of me.”
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Ruslan Chagaev: “I simply just couldn’t find the key to victory against Wladimir today. I’m sorry for my many fans and the great public here in Schalke.”
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Big Numbers: While HBO inexplicably opted out of showing the world heavyweight championship fight between Klitschko and Chagaev, ratings for the RTL telecast in Germany were through the roof. More than 11 million viewers tuned into the live telecast, generating a 58.4% market share. 61,000 spectators attended the fight in person at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
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Vitali Update: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko plans to return in mid September against an opponent to be named. Vitali’s preference is former cruiser champion David Haye (who pulled out of Saturday’s fight with Wladimir due to injury). The WBC has mandated that Vitali face Oleg Maskaev, but Vitali ojected to that fight and an arbitrator has ruled in favor of Klitschko.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Fields finishes Firtha!

6’8 265lb heavyweight Tye Fields (42-2, 38 KOs) knocked out Nicolai Firtha in the sixth round to claim the NABF heavyweight belt on Saturday night at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Enoch, Alberta, Canada. It was a left to the head that brought down Firtha at the :43 mark. It was a successful comeback for Fields, who now lives in nearby Edmonton, who was fighting for the first time since losing in shocking fashion in the first round to Monte Barrett one year ago in Las Vegas. Earlier, heavyweight Jason Gavern (18-5-3, 8 KOs) outpointed Cisse Salif (23-15-2, 21 KOs) in an eight-rounder. The once-promising Salif has now lost seven out of eight.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Zaveck scores dramatic win!

Photo: SES Boxing

Photo: SES Boxing

IBF #9 welterweight Jan Zaveck (27-1, 15 KOs) scored a “Rocky-like” twelfth round stoppage of Jorge Daniel Miranda (32-7, 12 KOs) in front of a sold out crowd of 5,000 on Friday night at the Tabor Arena in Maribor, Slovenia. The fight featured good two-way action throughout, with Zaveck scoring the storybook finish just moments before the final bell. Referee Juergen Langos waved it off after Miranda went to the canvas. It was the second meeting between the two fighters, after their 2007 match ended in a no contest at the same arena. SES Boxing is hoping this impressive win will springboard Zaveck in the rankings.
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In other action, on the SES Boxing card unbeaten WIBF super featherweight Ramona Kuehne (14-0, 3 KOs) outpointed Galina Gumliiska (8-18, 1 KO) over ten rounds. Gumliiska was approved as a world title challenger despite coming in with seven straight losses.
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In other action middleweight Marco Schulze (28-4-1, 15 KOs) stopped Krisztian Erdei (0-2) in round three, cruiserweight Denis Simcic (20-1, 10 KOs) outpointed Krisztian Jaksi (3-9-4) over six, and middleweight Vedran Akrap (13-7, 6 KOs) added another loss to the record of Gabor Balogh, who now stands at 1-51-5.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Sosa-Melo!

By Robert Coster
Photos: Courtesy Esto

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Making his 9th title defense, WBC light flyweight Champion Edgar Sosa (36-5, 20 KOs) stopped challenger Carlos “Shangai” Melo (19-9, 2 KOs) of Panama at 2:47 of the 5th round at the packed Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Sosa, who was cheered on by over 12,000 fans, attacked speedster Melo from the opening bell and effectively cut off the ring, forcing the Panama boxer to trade with the much stronger champion. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Klitschko-Chagaev!

By Alexey Potapov
Photos: Pavel Terekhov

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IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 61,000+ at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko and Chagaev came together in the ring after both had fights cancelled. Klitschko was originally scheduled to defend against David Haye on this show, but Haye pulled out with an injury. Chagaev was to face-off with Nikolai Valuev on May, 30th in Helsinki, but the Finnish Boxing Federation KO’d the fight the day before due to uncertainty about Chagaev’s health as he had previously contracted hepatitis B. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Hernandez, Rosales, Chavez win!

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

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Super featherweight Joksan “Torito” Hernández (15-1-0, 8 KOs) won a majority decision over Héctor Velázquez (51-13-2, 35 KOs) in a bout for the WBC Continental Americas on Saturday night before a full house at the “Oscar Tigre Garcia” municipal gymnasium in Ensenada, Mexico. Scores were 116-114, 115-114 and 114-114.
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In the co-feature, super welterweight Michel Rosales (24-3, 21 KOs) won a close majority decision over previously unbeaten Luis “Muñeco” Uribe in a bout for the vacant Fecombox belt.
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“The Businessman” Omar Chavez (16-0-1, 12 KO’s), the youngest of the Chavez dynasty, scored an impressive second round TKO over Patrick “Raging Bull” Cape (5-7, 3 KOs). Cape went down twice under a ferocious Chavez assault. Referee Juan Jose Ramirez stopped the bout at 2:19. Ring announcer Jimmy Lennon told the crowd that Omar dedicated the fight to his dad, ring legend Julio César Chávez, for Father’s Day.
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Super bantamweight Felipe Urucuta won a six round split decision over Fernando Vargas in another bout.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Campillo upsets Garay!

Claims WBA light heavyweight title

By Lee Bates

In a stunner, now former WBA light heavyweight champion Hugo Garay of Argentina (32-4, 17 KOs) was defeated last night by challenger Gabriel Campillo of Spain (18-2, 6 KOs) in Sunchales, Santa Fe, Argentina by majority decision. Garay came out very strong for the first six rounds of the fight throwing a large volume of punches and simply outworking the retreating Campillo for the most part. The southpaw Campillo was blocking a lot of the punches and moderately throwing some in return while circling from left to right. It appeared that it was Campillo’s strategy to tire Garay out and it appeared to work. From round seven on Campillo seemed like a different fighter as he became the aggressor and was snapping Garay’s head back on several occasions from his southpaw stance. Garay showed heart but tired down the stretch. In the end, the judges had it 115-114 and 114-113 for Campillo and 114-114.



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Sanchez edges Guida at TUF 9!

Photo courtesy Josh Hedges/UFC

Photo courtesy Josh Hedges/UFC

Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr.

In the night’s main event, the original Ultimate Fighter, Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez went toe-to-toe with Clay “The Carpenter” Guida for three rounds. When the final bell sounded, Sanchez emerged the victor and likely number one contender, earning a split decision victory over a game Guida. All three judges scored the contest 29-28, two awarding the bout to Sanchez, and one to Guida.

The second Ultimate Fighter trophy would be claimed by James Wilks, who submitted Andre Winner with a rear naked choke with less than ten seconds left in the first round. (more…)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Sosa overpowers Melo!

By Robert Coster

Making his 9th title defense, WBC light-flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (36-5, 20 KOs) stopped challenger Carlos “Shangai” Melo (19-9, 2 KOs) of Panama at 2.47 of the fifth round at the packed Arena Mexico in Mexico City. Sosa, cheered on by over 12,000 fans, attacked speedster Melo from the opening bell and effectively cut off the ring, forcing the Panamanian boxer to trade. The bout was action-packed but it was apparent that Sosa’s bulk and power were wearing down the game challenger. In the fifth round, a vicious hook to the liver had Melo crumbling to the mat. The challenger gallantly beat the count but a barrage of punches from Sosa forced referee Frank Garza to put an end to the bout. “I felt really good,” said champion Sosa after the fight, “I had worked on my speed and the plan was to take control from the beginning. Shangai had fought the best in this weight class and never been stopped. I am happy with my increasing strength and power.” (more to come)



June 21st, 2009

Boxing Result

Klitschko TKOs Chagaev!

By Karl Freitag, Alexey Sukachev, Alexey Potapov

IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) scored a dominant tenth round TKO over previously unbeaten WBA heavyweight champion in recess Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in front of 60,000+ at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitschko controlled the first round with his jab and dropped Chagaev with a huge right hand in round two. Round three was all Klitschko as he continued to connect with hard shots from long range. Chagaev was game, but was unable to close the distance as Klitschko continued to inflict damage as the rounds progressed. Chagaev landed his best punch of the fight, a right hook, at the end of round seven. Chagaev was cut over the left eye in round eight, another round Klitschko dominated. Klitschko rocked Chagaev in round nine, punishing Chagaev in the corner. The bout was stopped by Chagaev’s corner after the ninth round and was announced as a tenth round KO as the bell had rung to begin round ten before referee Eddie Cotton officially waved it off. Klitschko retained his IBF/WBO/IBO belts. Chagaev’s WBA belt was not at risk.
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Heavyweight Alexander Ustinov (16-0, 13 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over former Euro champion Michael Sprott (31-14, 16 KOs).
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Middleweight Andy Lee (18-1, 13 KOs) outpointed Olegs Fedotovs (10-6, 6 KOs) over six. Fedotovs was down in the last round.
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Cruiserweight Johnathon Banks (21-1, 15 KOs) returned win a win following his loss to IBF cruiserweight champion Tomasz Adamek in February. Banks scored a seventh round TKO over Pauk Butlin (12-10, 3 KOs). Butlin was down twice before it was stopped.



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Branco wins, Pascal next!

OPI 2000′s light heavyweight and WBC official challenger Silvio Branco (58-9-2, 35 KOs) stayed active with a fourth TKO over Hungarian journeyman Zoltan Kallai moments ago. Next for the Italian veteran Branco is a showdown with the new WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (23-1, 15 KOs) from Canada.



June 20th, 2009

Full Report

Full Report: Guerrero-Norman!

img_15By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Mike Greenhill

Undefeated local hero Fernando Guerrero (14-0, 11 KOs) sent the raucous crowd at Salisbury, Maryland’s Wicomico Youth and Civic Center home happy on Friday night by dropping Decatur Georgia super middleweight Brian “The Assassin” Norman(17-9, 5 KOs) two times en-route to a convincing second round TKO victory in the scheduled eight round main event.

With the victory, Guerrero is ready to set his sights on a possible top 20 ranking in the very foreseeable future . . . Click here for more



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Major-Clark: No Contest!

By Bob Caico at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

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The NABA lightweight championship title fight between Meacher Major and Michael Clark ended suddenly and controversially Friday night in Buffalo, NY. The bout that began as if it would be an exciting 10-round contest turned when Major landed a blow to the back of the neck of Clark that dropped him to his knees. The referee gave Clark a few minutes to recuperate and resumed the action. Clark still seemed stunned by the blow but fought on. Seconds later as the fighters tied up, referee Hubert Earle called a break. Major landed a right hand to the jaw that knocked Clark on his back and he seemed to be in some discomfort. Earle called the bout off and emergency personnel entered the ring. Clark seemed to be ok but was carried out on a stretcher as a precaution. The bout was ruled a no-contest at 2:14 of round one from an “accidental foul.” (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

More weights from Germany!

Alexander Ustinov 307.7 vs Michael Sprott 236.9
Johnathan Banks 218.2 vs Paul Butlin 234.7
Andy Lee 161.3 vs Olegs Fedotovs 158.7
Cedric Boswell 230.3 vs Serdar Uysal 211.6
Gabor Veto 137.1 vs Omer Yilmaz 138.4
Daniel Käfer 153.2 vs Omar Siala 153.2
Venue: Veltins Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Promoter: K2



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Davidson wins Aussie 154 belt!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Australian-based Nigerian King Davidson (9-0, 5 KOs) clearly outscored Robert Toomey (7-7, 2 KOs) to capture the vacant Australian 154 pound title over ten rounds at the Sutherland Entertainment Center, Sydney, NSW, Australia Friday. Toomey came to fight but the skillfull Davidson controlled the action in all the rounds. At the conclusion judges’ scores were Ray Reed 99-91, Trevor Christian 100-90 and John Gauchi 100-93. (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Pascal, Diaconu speak!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

The WBC light-heavyweight belt changed hands Friday night, but not postal codes. Jean Pascal (23-1 15KO) was able to walk away with 115-112, 116-112, 116-111 decision over Adrian Diaconu (26-1 15KO), taking his cross-town rival’s belt and local bragging rights in what was an extremely exciting fight in front of 13,569 ravenous Bell Centre fans. Pascal scored a knockdown in the 5th round over a back peddling Diaconu. Pascal called the shot a left jab, while the Diaconu side saw it more as a hook, but the result was the same, Diaconu down on the canvas taking an eight count from referee Marlon Wright and the momentum beginning to swing Pascal’s way. (more…)



June 20th, 2009

Boxing News

Ruslan Chagaev Update!

Ruslan Chagaev will enter the ring tonight against Wladimir Klitschko wearing his WBA world championship belt and he remains WBA heavyweight champion (in recess), however as previously reported only the WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles will be on the line. “Ruslan is still world champion,” said Universum promoter Klaus-Peter Kohl. “Tonight, however, he will not box for his WBA belt. Beyond that, the WBA still hasn’t decided anything. Our focus is now on the fight against Wladimir Klitschko. Everything else we’ll see about afterwards.”



June 20th, 2009

UFC

Method to Sanchez’s madness

TONIGHT on SPIKE TV @ 9pm ET/6pm PT

American comedic actor Oscar Levant once quipped, “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.”

Those who don’t know Diego Sanchez beyond what they’ve seen of him on TV or read about him in magazines or on the Internet might very well say he too has, at the very least, blurred the border between the two. Yet despite how the media has portrayed him since he appeared on and won the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter series, Sanchez comes off more normal than some might expect in a one-on-one conversation . . . Click here for more by Mike Russell, UFC



June 20th, 2009




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