Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

Canelo-Junior war of words continues; both willing to wager purse

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WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

WBA Prez Mendoza Japan press conference

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda WBA president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza today (Wednesday) made a significant press conference with influential Asian promoters in ...

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Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Nguyen stops Flores in spectacular upset

Super featherweight veteran Dat Nguyen (20-3, 7 KOs) scored a stunning sixth round TKO over previously undefeated prospect Miguel Flores (21-1, 9 ...

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Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

Peterson dethrones Avanesyan, photos and quotes

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Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

Broner edges Granados, photos and quotes

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Pacman’s LA arrival tomorrow

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, on Philippine Airlines flight PR 102 on Saturday at 8:05 p.m. PT. Pacquiao and trainer, world-famous Freddie Roach, will begin the intensive final four weeks of training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., preparing for Manny’s defense of his WBO welterweight title against three-division world champion Sugar Shane Mosley.

The four-part series premiere of Fight Camp 360°: Pacquiao vs. Mosley will air Tomorrow! Saturday, April 2 on CBS, with full clearance on the entire network, beginning at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT, before the NCAA Final Four.

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport, on Philippine Airlines flight PR 102 on Saturday …


Column

So. Calif Fight Scene

The phrase of boxing becoming a dying sport has been thrown around for the last couple of years. Tell that to diehard boxing fans in Southern California and you might get a puzzled look on their faces.

Southern California is where more fight cards take place than anywhere else in the country. That will be evident throughout the month of April, as fight cards and fighters from Southern California will be repeatedly showcased.

Boxing returns Friday night to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio with a stellar fight card. Headlining the Golden Boy Promotions card is former flyweight world title holder Eric Morel (43-2, 21 KO’s) will take on Luis Maldonado in a 10 round bout. Maldonado is a late replacement for Martin Castillo, who reportedly injured himself by turning an ankle while jogging. (more…)

The phrase of boxing becoming a dying sport has been thrown around for the last couple of years. Tell that …



Boxing News

Wlodarczyk-Palacios weigh-in vid


Boxing News

Huck, Nakash make weight

Photo: Photo Wende

Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ran Nakash 199.7
(WBO cruiserweight championship)
Samuel Peter 260 vs. Robert Helenius 239.2
Kali Meehan 236 vs. Valeri Semiskur 238.7
Thomas Ulrich 169.75 vs. Sergei Rozvadovskij 166.4
Dustin Dirks 173.5 vs. Roberto Cocco 173.3
Artur Hein 174 vs. Tony Averlant 173.75
Dominik Britsch 160 vs. Jozsef Matolcsi 161
Venue: Gerry Weber Stadion in Galle/Westfalle
Promoter: Sauerland Event
TV: ARD (Germany)

Photo: Photo Wende Marco Huck 198.4 vs. Ran Nakash 199.7 (WBO cruiserweight championship) Samuel Peter 260 vs. Robert Helenius 239.2 …




Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Raymond Serrano 147 vs Corey Alarcon 147
Andres Taylor 194 vs Rayshawn Myers 190
Patrick Majewski 160 vs Allen Medina 158
Juan Rodriquez 147 vs Andrew Jones 147
Ardrick Butler 147 1/2 vs Mike Denby 150
John Mercurio 266 vs William Miranda 236
Keenan Smith 132 1/2 vs Joshua Nieves 129 1/2
Kamil Laszczyk 127 1/2 vs Javier Ramos 128 1/2
Promoter: KEA Boxing
Venue: The Asylum

By Kurt Wolfheimer Raymond Serrano 147 vs Corey Alarcon 147 Andres Taylor 194 vs Rayshawn Myers 190 Patrick Majewski 160 …


Announcement

Golden Boy street fan rally Sunday

A street fan rally hosted by Golden Boy is open to the public on Sunday. The Olvera Street rally features Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, who will clash in Las Vegas April 9 on a card televised by HBO PPV. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya will also be present. The time is 12 noon, April 3, at Placita Olvera, 125 Paseo De La Plaza, in Los Angeles.

A street fan rally hosted by Golden Boy is open to the public on Sunday. The Olvera Street rally features …


Scale Watch

Wlodarczyk, Palacios make weight

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Bydgoszcz
Photos: Piotr Duszczyk/ringpolska

“I’m the champion, I’m the champion,” shouted WBC cruiserweight champion, Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk in front of 40 Polish media representatives during todays official weigh-in in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Two-time champion Wlodarczyk (44-2, 32 KOs) decided that his voice has to be heard after the challenger Francisco “Wizard” Palacios (20-0, 13 KOs) and his camp decided to remind the champ that eventhough he is fighting in Poland “the Wizard time is coming!” more + photos

By Przemek Garczarczyk from Bydgoszcz Photos: Piotr Duszczyk/ringpolska “I’m the champion, I’m the champion,” shouted WBC cruiserweight champion, Krzysztof “Diablo” …


Boxing News

Stieglitz seeks new opponent


WBO world Champion Robert Stieglitz is facing some changes for his upcoming fight as WBA champion Dimitri Sartison will not be able to challenge him in the highly anticipated unification fight on April 9 in Magdeburg. At a training session on Thursday morning Sartison suffered a rapture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the medial collateral ligament as well as a damage to the meniscus. He was brought to the Asklepios Clinic St. Georg in Hamburg and has undergone surgery. According to the doctor in charge Dimitri Sartison could return to action in approximately six months. 
 “The injury is very tragic. I wish Dimitri all the best and a fast recovery. After the information about the injury we have started our search for a new opponent who is currently in training and there are already a few great options. But we have to talk about a few contractual details before saying a name,” SES promoter Ulf Steinforth stated.
 


The new opponent for Robert Stieglitz will be announced very shortly.


WBO world Champion Robert Stieglitz is facing some changes for his upcoming fight as WBA champion Dimitri Sartison will not …



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Busy Spring for Rumble Time!

Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, Rumble Time Promotions has a very busy spring planned with numerous events planned across the country.

“These are very busy times for Rumble Time Promotions, but that’s they way we like it,” said Steve Smith, President of Rumble Time Promotions. “The year is off to a terrific start for us!” (more…)

Based out of St. Louis, Missouri, Rumble Time Promotions has a very busy spring planned with numerous events planned across …


Preview

Namauu rematches Barragan

Preview and photos by Chris Cozzone

After a six-month layoff, Crown Boxing returns to action with a four-bout card at The Rio’s Pavilion in Las Vegas.

On a six-bout win streak, Las Vegas cruiserweight Henry Namauu (9-3, 5 KOs) will headline his third straight Crown card in a ten-round bout for a minor IBA trinket. Opposing Namauu will be Victor Barragan (11-6, 3 KOs) of Oxnard, Calif. . . . Click here for more

Preview and photos by Chris Cozzone After a six-month layoff, Crown Boxing returns to action with a four-bout card at …


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Weights from Chicago

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

Donovan George, 168 vs. Maxell Taylor, 166.5
12 Rounds, Vacant USBA Title
Sergey Kovalev, 174 vs. Julius Fogle, 173
Genaro Mendez, 134 vs. Javier Loya, 134
Joe Linenfelser, 154 vs. Jeremy Marts, 152
Luis Santiago, 148 vs. William Bokhart, 146.5
Jeremias Correa, 128, vs. Anthony Linenfelser, 129
Ramon Valenzuela, 160 vs. William Chouloute, 161.5
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: 8 Count Productions

Photo: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images Donovan George, 168 vs. Maxell Taylor, 166.5 12 Rounds, Vacant USBA Title Sergey Kovalev, 174 vs. Julius …


Boxing News

Juanma-Salido lead release

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Unbeaten Juan Manuel “Juanma’’ Lopez has caught the attention of most everybody in boxing with his exciting, explosive style and unwavering charisma. Following in the footsteps of his countrymen like Puerto Rican superstars Felix Trinidad, Wilfred Benitez and Miguel Cotto, Lopez has been virtually unstoppable as he’s compiled a record of 30-0 with 27 knockouts. On Saturday, April 16, Lopez, of San Juan, returns to SHOWTIME® to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) featherweight title against former International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-pound belt-holder Orlando “Siri’’ Salido (34-11-2, 22 KOs), of Ciudad Obregon, Mexico, in the main event live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In an excellent co-feature from Ruben Rodriguez Coliseo in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, undefeated Luis Cruz (17-0, 14 KOs), of Philadelphia by way of Las Piedras, Puerto Rico, will take on fellow world-ranked Puerto Rican and former WBO champion Roman “Rocky’’ Martinez (24-1-1, 15 KOs), of Vega Baja, in a 12-round junior lightweight bout. Top Rank, Inc. will promote the doubleheader. (more…)

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME Unbeaten Juan Manuel “Juanma’’ Lopez has caught the attention of most everybody in boxing with his exciting, …



Scale Watch

Weights from Foxwoods

Photo: Emily Harney

Hank Lundy 134.8 vs. Patrick Lopez 135
(NABF lightweight championship)
Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Tim Connors 167.2
Elvin Ayala 168.4 vs. Joe Gardner 169.1
Thomas Falowo 163 vs. John Watson 160.6
Dominic Desanto 142.4 vs. Bryan Abraham 136.6
Greg Mccoy 167 vs. Tafari Lawton 168.6
Rick Dawson 167.4 vs. J.C. Peterson 168.8
Christian Lao 140.6 vs. Joal Alarcon 143.6
Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino
Promoter: Jimmy Burchfield/CES
TV: ESPN2

Photo: Emily Harney Hank Lundy 134.8 vs. Patrick Lopez 135 (NABF lightweight championship) Vladine Biosse 168 vs. Tim Connors 167.2 …


Column

Revenge or Repeat?

By Graham Houston
Photos: Joel A. Colón/PR Best Boxing

Last August Giovani Segura and Ivan Calderon waged one of the greatest fights seen in the lighter weight classes in years, a searing battle of almost non-stop action that the younger, bigger, stronger Segura won in the eighth round.

That fight was on Calderon’s home turf in Puerto Rico. They meet again on Saturday but this time in Mexicali, in Segura’s Mexican homeland. Everything — the result of the first fight, the location, the ages and the size of the fighters — points to another win inside the distance for Segura. It might not be quite that simple, though, and I am eagerly anticipating the rematch, which will be televised on PPV. (more…)

By Graham Houston Photos: Joel A. Colón/PR Best Boxing Last August Giovani Segura and Ivan Calderon waged one of the …


Boxing News

Ovsepyan-Viramontes Preview

By Francisco Salazar

Boxing returns on Saturday night to the Inland Empire area of Southern California with a card featuring local prospects in competitive bouts. In the main event, welterweight prospect Arman Ovsepyan will face local fighter Alex Viramontes in a six round bout at the Finish Line Sports Grill in Pomona, CA. The bout will headline a card presented by Ray Alcorta Boxing, in association with II Feathers and All World Promotions. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar Boxing returns on Saturday night to the Inland Empire area of Southern California with a card featuring …


Photo

Emery challenges Braekhus

Photo by Mary Ann Owen

Photo: New York’s Jill Emery (10-4, 4 KOs) puts the finishing touches with trainer Michael Kozlowski, in preparation of her April 2 showdown with Norway’s Cecilia Braekhus (16-0, 4 KOs). Emery will challenge Braekhus for the WBO, WBA and WBC female welterweight belts at the Herning Kongrescenter in Herning , Denmark. The weigh-in is scheduled for tomorrow at Murphy’s Pub in Herning. Legend Evander Holyfield will be a guest at the weigh-in and fights.

Photo: New York’s Jill Emery (10-4, 4 KOs) puts the finishing touches with trainer Michael Kozlowski, in preparation of her …



Scale Watch

Weights from Indio, CA

Eric Morel 119 vs. Luis Maldonado 119.4
Randy Caballero 120.6 vs. Felix Perez 120.6
Ramon Valdez 131.8 vs. Rob Diezel 129
Adolfo Landeros 132.6 vs. Juan Beltran 131.2
Alfonso Blanco 153.8 vs. Ricardo Malfavon 151.8
Andrae Carthron TBA vs. Chad Davis TBA
Venue: Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Eric Morel 119 vs. Luis Maldonado 119.4 Randy Caballero 120.6 vs. Felix Perez 120.6 Ramon Valdez 131.8 vs. Rob Diezel …


Boxing News

New trainer for Oliveira

By Robert Coster

Brazilian businessman and boxing manager Carlos Oliveira revealed today that he had hired trainer Clemente Medina to be in the charge of his son, super middleweight prospect Michael Oliveira (14-0, 11 KOs). Medina, a colorful individual who likes to sing when he is not working as a trainer, is in the corner of figures like contenders Alfredo Angulo and Abner Mares and prospect Carlos Molina. One of the first tasks Medina announced was his aim to have 20-year-old Michael fight as a middleweight, down from his last fight at 168lbs. Oliveira, whose popularity is growing in Brazil, has a two-year contract with Brazilian TV giant TV Globo and is scheduled to fight in Sao Paulo, his hometown on June 24th.

By Robert Coster Brazilian businessman and boxing manager Carlos Oliveira revealed today that he had hired trainer Clemente Medina to …


Boxing News

Abner Mares open workout

Photos: Big Joe Miranda

World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares participated in a media workout today at Maywood Gym in Maywood, Calif. as he gets ready to face International Boxing Federation (IBF) Bantamweight World Champion Joseph “King Kong” Agbeko in the eagerly awaited Bantamweight Tournament Final: Winner Takes All on Saturday, April 23 LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10:30 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Big Joe Miranda World Boxing Council (WBC) Silver Bantamweight Champion Abner Mares participated in a media workout today at …


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Ortiz, Berto speak

By Mariano A. Agmi

Quotes from today’s teleconference featuring Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz:

Victor Ortiz: “Preparations have been as I anticipated: nothing easy about camp.  Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everyone has a plan until he gets hit.’ Everyone says he’s powerful, well, so am I.  He’s speedy, so am I.  I’m taking that green belt at the end of the day.  I’m going to do whatever it takes to bring that belt home with me.  I know where I’m going, I know what I want.  I don’t just want to be, but I must be champion of the world.  Berto has been touted as being the next big thing.  I completely disagree.  I’m just trying to dare to be great.  Berto was the only one to give me a shot, and I just want my belt.  I’m going to be crowned no matter what.”

Andre Berto: “I caught the end of Victor’s call and it seemed like a lot of the guys asking questions were from his gym and they were really gassing him up.  April 16 will be a reality check for him.  His coaches can tell him anything they want, but the ring is a really cold place and he’s going to find out the truth.  This fight is definitely not going the distance.  At the end of the day, skills are gonna pay the bills.  He can fight, but he’s very limited in a lot of areas.  He has to be set on his feet to try to throw certain types of punches.  If I would have hit him with the shots that Peterson hit him with, it would have been over in three [rounds]. (more…)

By Mariano A. Agmi Quotes from today’s teleconference featuring Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz: Victor Ortiz: “Preparations have been as …


Scale Watch

At the scales in Vegas

Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone

From The Rio’s Convention Center in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Crown Boxing card:

Henry Namauu 199 vs. Victor Barragan 194
Rocco Santamauro 128 vs. Gabe Garcia 128
Mandy LaPointe 123 vs. Annette Agredano 123
Rocco Espinoza 126 vs. Armando Gonzales 127.5

Notes: The bout between Brian Battease and no-show Carlos Luque was nixed; Gonzales was a half-pound overweight; and Santamauro weighed in eating a slice of pizza.

Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone From The Rio’s Convention Center in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s Crown Boxing card: …


Boxing News

Segura-Calderon Presser

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Segura

World Champion, Giovani “The Aztec Warrior” Segura and two-time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, met for the first time in Mexicali during the final press conference leading up to their rematch this Saturday in the Auditorio Estatal in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico. Both spoke with much respect for their opponent, but both Segura and Calderon spoke about winning the fight. Segura, saying how much more difficult this second will be, and Calderon confident that this time the result will be different.

“I don’t see this second fight any different then the first one. I only know how to fight one way and thats to throw punches and put pressure on my opponent. I don’t doubt the Calderon will be better this time, because when you lose for the first time it makes you more determined and it makes you work harder, that I know for a fact,” said Segura, to a pack house in the main room of the Mexicali Sports Hall of Fame.

“This fight is like the Tom and Jerry cartoon. A cat chasing a mouse and that is not going to change. I admired Calderon’s boxing abilities and I respect his style, but to me boxing is about giving the fans a excitement and that is what I will bring the fans inside that ring on Saturday night,” said Segura.

For Calderon a long time 105 & 108 pound world champion it’s about revenge.

“No question that he got the best of me the first time. He was ready, he did his fight and won. But I feel better prepared now to face his style of fight and for me is always about moving, hitting and not getting hit. I don’t want anyone talking about a fight of the year type fight. I want to win, not get hit and go home with my belt,” said Calderon. (more…)

Photo: German Villasenor/Team Segura World Champion, Giovani “The Aztec Warrior” Segura and two-time world champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon, met …


Boxing News

Hernan Marquez update

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

Mexican flyweight Hernan “Tyson” Marquez stated he is anxious to climb into the ring and challenge current WBA champ Luis “Nica” Concepcion (22-1, 17 KOs) during a promotional tour today in Panama which took him to what is considered the world wide symbol of he Central American country, the Panama Canal. The twenty-two year old Marquez (29-2, 22 KOs) will look to rip the strap from the hands of the local favorite this Saturday night at the Roberto Duran Arena. The Arena is set up for 14,000 attendees and the organizers are looking forward to a complete sell out. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Mexican flyweight Hernan “Tyson” Marquez stated he is anxious to climb into the ring and challenge current …


Boxing News

Wlodarczyk workout

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk’s open workout before Saturday’s defense against Francisco Palacios.

WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Wlodarczyk’s open workout before Saturday’s defense against Francisco Palacios.


Boxing Result

Gorges tops Corley

Canadian welterweight prospect Andre Gorges (11-1, 6 KOs) won an eight round split decision over faded former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (37-17-1, 22 KOs) on Tuesday night at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Scores were 78-74, 78-74 for Gorges and 77-75 for Corley, who has now dropped four straight bouts. The bout took place at the annual Shaw Festival black-tie boxing fundraiser

Canadian welterweight prospect Andre Gorges (11-1, 6 KOs) won an eight round split decision over faded former world champion DeMarcus …


Boxing News

Johnson, Davis ShoBox preview

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

After three straight victorious appearances on ShoBox: The New Generation, Marcus Johnson hopes to make his fourth an eye-catching performance on the path from prospect to contender. Touted as a top American prospect on many boxing lists, Houston’s unbeaten and hard-hitting Johnson (20-0, 15 KOs) will make his fourth consecutive appearance on the popular series featuring boxing’s youngest and brightest stars as he goes up against another ShoBox alumnus in Boca Raton’s Dyah Davis (18-2-1, 9 KOs) on Friday, April 8, in a 10-round super middleweight main event as part of a spectacular triple-header LIVE on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West coast). (more…)

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME After three straight victorious appearances on ShoBox: The New Generation, Marcus Johnson hopes to make his fourth …


Scale Watch

Weights from Puerto Rico

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez

Juan Mercedes 115 vs. David Quijano 115
Erickson Martell 113 vs. Mcwilliams Arroyo 113
Jonathan González 114 vs. Jonathan González 113
Héctor Marengo 136 vs. Luis Joel González 136
Carlos García 149 vs. Joanthony Vázquez 149
José Collazo 141 vs. Samuel Santana 139
José Torres 121 vs. Jiovanne Fuentes 118
Jonathan Cepeda 137.5 vs. Rafael González 136.5
Venue: Coliseo Héctor Solá Bezares, Caguas, PR
Promoter: PR Best
TV: WAPA America
Click here for more photos…

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez Juan Mercedes 115 vs. David Quijano 115 Erickson Martell 113 vs. Mcwilliams Arroyo 113 …


Boxing News

Tommy Z returns April 23

Baltimore Ravens safety Tommy Zbikowski returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! championship event at the WinStar World Casino, Thackerville, Oklahoma, on Saturday, April 23. The fight card will be televised live by FSN. Zbikowski will take on Blake Warner of Oklahoma City in a four round bout. Zibikowski, former captain of the Notre Dame football team, will train in Detroit with Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward. “I love playing football,” said Tommy. “But I take my boxing very seriously.” In the main event, Vanes Martirosyan of Glendale, Ca. will take on Saul Roman of Mexico in a title fight. In the opening televised bout, unbeaten Texas contender Roberto Marroquin faces Frankie Leal of Mexico.

Baltimore Ravens safety Tommy Zbikowski returns to the ring on a Top Rank Live! championship event at the WinStar World …


Boxing News

Klitschko film coming

The fifth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will include the world premiere of “Klitschko.” According to the description, the film is “a documentary exploring the rise of six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko who made history in 2008, becoming the first brothers in boxing to hold world titles at the same time. After emigrating to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, the sport was never the same. Through an engaging mix of candid interviews and absorbing fight footage, Klitschko offers a captivating glimpse into the makings of these champion boxing brothers.” The film is directed by Sebastian Dehnhardt and will run from April 20-May 1 during the Tribeca Film Festival in lower Manhattan.

The fifth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will include the world premiere of “Klitschko.” According to the description, the film …


Feature Story

Good night, ‘El Terrible’

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone

“I’m going to come out throwing punches, guns blazing,” Marcos Maidana says about his April 9 showdown with Erik “El Terrible” Morales.

“If he can withstand it, great. If not – ‘Good night.’” . . . Click here for more

Story and photos by Chris Cozzone “I’m going to come out throwing punches, guns blazing,” Marcos Maidana says about his …


Boxing News

Gil Clancy passes at 88

Famed manager/trainer/boxing commentator Gil Clancy passed away early this morning. He was 88.

Clancy began training young amateurs at the PAL boxing gym in Queens, New York and eventually rose to prominence as one of boxing’s great boxing trainers and managers. During his career Clancy worked with Ralph “Tiger” Jones, Rodrigo Valdes, Juan LaPorte, Johnny Persol, Jorge Ahumada, Harold Weston, Tom Bethea, Jerry Quarry, Gerry Cooney, Oscar De La Hoya and Hall of Famers Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Ken Buchanan. However, he is best known for his 20-year association with legendary Hall of Famer Emile Griffith, whom Clancy and Howie Albert guided to the welterweight and middleweight crowns. He was twice named Manager of the Year. From 1978 – 1981, Clancy was matchmaker for Madison Square Garden Boxing. He was also an award winning boxing analyst on MSG Network, CBS and HBO in the 1980s and 90s.

“Gil Clancy was one of boxing’s truly great minds,” said International Boxing Hall of Fame Executive Director Edward Brophy. “As a trainer and manager he was held in the highest regard by his peers.”

Famed manager/trainer/boxing commentator Gil Clancy passed away early this morning. He was 88. Clancy began training young amateurs at the …


Boxing News

Boxing returns to Pechanga

An ESPN2 card is set for April 15th at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior welterweight division, will feature Ruslan Provodnikov (18-1, 12 KOs) will fight undefeated Ivan Popoca (15-0-1, 10 KOs). The co-feature is a ten-rounder between former lightweight world title challenger Ji-Hoon “Volcano” Kim (22-7, 18 KOs) will fight Marvin “El Cachorro” Quintero (21-3, 17 KOs). Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield will also be in attendance for photos and signing autographs for fans.

An ESPN2 card is set for April 15th at the Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, California. The main event, scheduled …


Boxing News

Ray Wheatley’s World of Boxing

Conversations with the fight game’s movers and shakers from down under.

IBF#1 middleweight Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about his May 7 showdown against IBF champion Sebastian Sylvester in Germany and also how he has Sergio Martinez on his radar…..trainer Graham Shaw talks about his charge Daniel Geale…..manager Noel Thornberry, who handles WBO #13 heavyweight Alex Leapai, talks about the Samoan-born Australian heavyweight’s focus on the world heavyweight championship.

Conversations with the fight game’s movers and shakers from down under. IBF#1 middleweight Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about his …


Boxing News

Maidana/Kirkland/Guerrero Workout

By Andreas Hale

James Kirkland, Marcos Maidana and Robert Guerrero workout at the Pound 4 Pound gym in Las Vegas and talk about their respective fights on April 9th’s “Action Heroes” card at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV.

By Andreas Hale James Kirkland, Marcos Maidana and Robert Guerrero workout at the Pound 4 Pound gym in Las Vegas …


Boxing News

Soliman on postponement

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

IBF #11 middleweight Sam Soliman was disappointed that the IBF elimination bout scheduled for April 1st in Berlin, Germany has been suddenly postponed due to an injury suffered by IBF #9 Benjamin Simon recently. “The German boxer injured his left hand and his doctor has said he cannot fight for 6 to 8 weeks,” said Soliman. “I am naturally very disappointed but this does happen in boxing. We were only notified of Simon’s injury and cancellation of the April 1st promotion the same day I was to depart Melbourne for Germany. My trainer Dave Hedgecock and my manager Dave Stanley have done a great job in keeping me totally focused on defeating Benjamin Simon and I will be ready to make him pay for the postponements when I get him in the ring in June or July.” Soliman will start a hot favorite to defeat Simon as the Australian holds victories over several world rated boxers including super middleweight Sakio Bika and middleweight Enrique Ornelas and also dropped close decisions to Winky Wright and Anthony Mundine.

Photo and report by Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing IBF #11 middleweight Sam Soliman was disappointed that the IBF elimination bout …










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