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Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

Fonfara stops Chavez Jr after nine

By Miguel Maravilla and Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Big Joe Miranda At a nearly filled to the rafters StubHub Center in Carson, CA, ...

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Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

Crawford explodes on Dulorme, wins by KO6

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank On a stormy night in N. Texas, 2014 Fighter of the Year Terence “Bud” Crawford ...

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Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

Matthysse defeats Provodnikov in war

By Tracy Morin at ringside Photos: Boxing Bob Newman In front of a sold-out crowd at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York, ...

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Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Pacman meets Rocky Balboa

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank 'Reel-life' champion Sylvester Stallone meets 'real-life' champion Manny Pacquiao and Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, Saturday ...

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Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

Matthysse-Provodnikov make weight

By Tracy Morin at the scale Photos: Boxing Bob Newman Lucas Matthysse 139 vs. Ruslan Provodnikov 139.5 Patrick Teixeira 160 vs. Patrick Allotey 157 Lamont Roach ...

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Boxing News

“Veneno” Rubio ready for Chavez Jr.

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Middleweight contender Marco Antonio “Veneno” Rubio conducted ​​his last workout in the Jorge “Mapirri” Rodriguez Gym in Terreon, Mexico for his fight next Saturday against WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “I closed the sparring with 12 rounds with Alberto Soto and we’re ready to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I’ll keep the weight and try to keep calm with this confidence and desire to win that I have deep inside of me. The fight has had a lot of different comments in the media which I am grateful, but I’m another type of person. I concentrated on this fight. I’ve waited a long time and I hope to win. It’s time to be world champ.” Rubio traveled Sunday to Ciudad Acuña to be with his wife and infant daughter Gariel. He is expected to arrive in San Antonio today and begin the week of events for the promotion of the fight.



January 30th, 2012



Boxing News

WBA Annual Awards Dinner on Feb 29 in Panama

By Gabriel F. Cordero

The WBA has announced that it will hold the annual awards dinner at the Hotel Intercontinental Miramar in Panama City on February 29. Previously the event was held ​​in the United States, Venezuela and Argentina up to 2008. Recently the awards and recognition to the best of the last year took place at the annual conventions. “We want to give a little more emphasis to the boxers,” said WBA executive vice president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza, “we want to get closer to them, that is one of our objectives this year. We are convinced that this is an icon and this is the right time to bring it back to life.” (more…)



January 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Leapai to face Johnson

Story and photo by Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former heavyweight contender Alex “Lionheart” Leapai (25-3-3, 20KOs) will clash with Kevin “Kingpin” Johnson (25-1-1, 11KOs) from the USA over twelve rounds in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on March 18. Samoan born but Australian based Leapai scored impressive wins over Americans Travis Walker, Darnel Wilson and Owen Beck, however Johnson at 32 years looks like a dangerous opponent, having taken Vitali Klitschko the distance in a WBC title bout in 2009 in the only fight he has lost. In 2011 Johnson defeated Harold Sconiers in round one and outpointed Julius Long.

Leapai is confident he can KO Johnson when he said. “Kevin Johnson will be a tough opponent but I am confident of scoring a knockout on March 18. Vitali Klitschko could not stop Johnson, but he cannot punch like me. After Johnson I would welcome fights against Robert Helenius and Tyson Fury in there hometowns if they will risk being KO’d.”

The promoter is Noel Thornberry who is the manager of Leapai. Thornberry guided another Samoan – Masilino Masoe to the WBA middleweight crown.



January 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Buendia & Rodriguez Draw

By Jeff Zimmerman at ringside
Photos: Robert Hughes

Paulie Ayala Productions, led by former world champion Paulie Ayala, took a major step last night in bringing back boxing to Fort Worth in a big way. Moving into the spacious 10,000 plus seat arena at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, Paulie Ayala and team hopes this will be the start of something big by bringing in top bands to perform and better known fighters to bring in a diverse audience and full night of entertainment starting with last nights first of the series – Gloves & Guitars.

The first Gloves & Guitars kicked off with a local flavor of boxing and music headlined by Fort Worth’s own Miguel Buendia (7-1-1, 4KO) against the always tough Angel Rodriguez (5-7-3, 4KOs) in a lightweight tussle followed by a live performance by the nationally recognized, Tejas Brothers, also from Fort Worth. Buendia also took a major step on this night fighting as the main event for the first time in an eight rounder against Rodriguez. Rodriguez however did not make the trip four hours up highway 45 from Houston to be anyone’s opponent. In what was definitely the fight of the night, Buendia barely escaped with a majority draw with the scores 78-74 for Rodriguez and 76-76 on the other two judge’s scorecards, much to the dismay of those in attendance. (more…)



January 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews about March 7 IBF title bout against Osumanu Adama in Hobart, Queensland, Australia. Geale talks about his preparation, sparring partners and offers to fight WBA champion Felix Sturm and WBO champion Dimitry Pirog.



January 30th, 2012

Boxing News

Q&A: Graham Shaw

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Graham Shaw who trains IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale, talks to Fightnews about Geale’s upcoming bout against Osumanu Adama on March 7 at the Derwent Entertainment Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Frampton retains Commonwealth belt

Carl Frampton sent out a chilling warning to his rivals with a stunning seventh round knockout of Kris Hughes as he defended his Commonwealth Super Bantamweight title on Saturday at York Hall, Bethnal Green. In the build up to the fight, much of the focus was on a potential fight with British champion Scott Quigg, but Frampton proved his focus was true as he put together a punch-perfect performance that culminated in a violent right hook at the start of the seventh round that ended the fight. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing News

GBP considering mega-card in Mexico

By Gabriel F. Cordero

A source at Golden Boy Promotions has informed of the possibility of a mega event with three world championship fights in Mexico on April 21. Headlining could be IBF bantamweight world champion Abner Mares against former world champion Eric Morel. Another possible fight pits three-time world champion Humberto Soto against either Lucas Matthysse or WBA super lightweight interim beltholder Johan Perez. WBA bantamweight super world champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno and former world champion Jorge Linares are other fighters who could land on the card.



January 29th, 2012

UFC

Video: Rashad Evans at UFC postfight

Videos by Przemek Garczarcyk


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January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Smith rounds up the Renegade

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Saturday night at the First District Plaza, Percy Custis of Shuler’s Gym Promotions had to work hard to put together a night of boxing and entertainment for the more than 400+ in attendance. Several fights fell out, forcing Percy to scramble to complete the card at the last minute. The originally proposed main event featuring veteran heavyweights Gerald Nobles and Marlon Hayes had to be scratched, forcing Percy to move 53-fight veteran super middleweight Dhafir “No Fear” Smith against young upstart Quinton “The Renegade” Rankin, who entered the ring with a record of 4-1, 3 KOs. Though the fight looked good on paper, it was a sloppy affair with Dhafir Smith 25-22-7, 4 KOs taking a hard earned six round unanimous decision victory over the slick counter-punching southpaw. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

UFC

UFC on FOX 2: Report

By Tim Hobscheid, Fightnews

In the main event, Rashad Evans earned a decisive victory over Phil Davis. Davis was aggressive throughout the fight, pushing forward and throwing a lot of punches, but Evans was true to his name. “Suga” was smooth on his feet and always a step ahead of the young Penn State wrestler. Throughout the build-up to this fight, Davis cited his wrestling pedigree and vowed that he would have the upper hand when the fight hit the ground.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Evans used a great sprawl to stay away from Davis’ shots and was able to use an improved transitional jiu-jitsu game to secure positioning. On three occasions, Evans was able to position Davis in a crucifix and work strikes to his head, but the finish proved elusive to Evans. That seemed to be the theme of the evening for Rashad Evans. He was always in control, but was never aggressive enough to pull out a stoppage. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Welliver defeats Mensah

By David Finger

In a tougher than expected brawl, WBC and WBO ranked heavyweight contender Chauncy Welliver continued his climb up the world rankings in title defense Saturday for the New Zealand National Boxing Federation (NZNBF) heavyweight title, the WBC Asian Boxing Council heavyweight title and the WBO Asia Pacific heavyweight title in Auckland, New Zealand. Welliver won the fight with a dominant 10th round TKO over Ghana’s Moyoyo Mensah, but the African proved more than willing to brawl with the bigger man in the early rounds. Although Welliver admitted that the fight was “difficult” in the first half for the fight, his size and power began to wear the smaller man down, prompting Mensah to surrender in the tenth round. The fight, which goes down as a tenth round TKO for Welliver, puts him closer to a world title fight in 2012, and exciting development not only for American fight fans in the Pacific Northwest, but also boxing fans in New Zealand, where the popular American has made his second home. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Announcement

Atlas Cops & Kids boxing program making difference in NYC

When government funding ceased three years ago for the New York City Police Athletic League (“PAL”) Cops & Kids Boxing program, The Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation absorbed operational costs, expanded its reach into education, and today it is making life-changing differences for hundreds of inner-city youths between the ages of 10 and 21.

Certified by USA Boxing, the Atlas Cops & Kids Boxing Program has been a knockout of a success, providing a safe place for city kids to go after school. Members not only learn how to box, some developing into team members for competitive tournaments like the famed Daily News Golden Gloves, but also build camaraderie, discipline, self-esteem and character. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

UFC

Evans eying Jones showdown in April

By Tim Hobscheid, Fightnews

On Saturday night, Rashad Evans scored a unanimous decision victory over Phil Davis, securing a title shot against Jon Jones in April.

When asked about his victory, Evans stated, “I felt good about the performance, but you always strive to be better. There were a couple of opportunities that I wish I would have capitalized on. I wanted to put on a more spectacular fight for the fans, but I can’t be too overly critical.” (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Algeri remains unbeaten

By Peter Frutkoff at ringside
Photos: Peter Frutkoff

Promoter Joe DeGuardia of Star Boxing returned Saturday night to the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, New York with his “Rockin Fights” series. In the main event, hometown favorite Chris Algieri (13-0, 6 KOs) hammered out a lopsided eight round unanimous decision over Curtis Smith (10-6, 5 KOs) in a junior welterweight contest. Scores were 78-74, 80-72, 80-72. More photos…



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Results from Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Featherweight Robinson Castellanos (14-9, 9 KOs) took a ten round unanimous decision over Orlando Rizo (14-3, 9 KOs) to retain his WBC silver for the third time on Saturday night at the Jose Cuervo Salon in the Polanco district of Mexico City. Judges scored it 117-111, 117-111 and 117-111, which accurately reflected what happened in the ring.

Also WBC female silver bantamweight beltholder Zulina Muñoz (33-1-2, 23 KOs) won by knockout in three rounds over former WIBA world champion Paulina Cardona (19-11-4, 9 KOs) to retain her title for the third time. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Sanabria halts Ramunal

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Lightweight Alejandro Sanabria (31-1-1, 24 KOs) scored a knockout at 2:05 of the fourth round against Jhunriel Ramunal (12-5-1, 6 KOs) to defend his WBC silver belt for the first time on Saturday night at the Manuel Bernardo Aguirre Gym in Chihuahua, Mexico in front of 10,000+ boxing fans. Sanabria will now seek a world title fight against his compatriot and current WBC lightweight world champion Antonio DeMarco.

In the co-feature, hot middleweight prospect Marcos “Dorado” Reyes (23-1-1, 21 KOs) won by knockout in the third round at 2:27 over Isaac Mendez (11-4, 9 KOs) to retained his WBC Fecombox belt. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Little Tyson victorious in Tunica

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Poland’s Kamil “Little Tyson” Laszczyk (7-0, 5 KO) won the Mid-South featherweight belt during the main event in Tunica, Mississippi, winning 60-54 on the scorecards after a hard battle in every round against seasoned Texas champion Samuel Sanchez (7-3, 3 KO). “It was a lot tougher fight that I expected. Sanchez came to fight, had two months to prepare and never backed down. I liked this challenge but it was a real test versus a fighter with a lot more experience in American-style boxing that I had. At least until this night,” said 21-year-old Laszczyk, a Polish national champion fighting now for Global Boxing in North Bergen, New Jersey. (more…)



January 29th, 2012

Boxing Result

Nava wins WBA title in Tijuana

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Rafael Soto/Zanfer

On Saturday night in Tijuana, “Aztec Princess” Jackie Nava easily defeated Panamanian Chantall Martinez to snatch the WBA super bantamweight world title. Scores were 100-89, 100-89 and 99-90 all to Nava. For Nava this was world title fight number 15 and her fights in 2011 against compatriot Ana Maria Torres are considered some of the best in the history of women’s boxing. More results and photos



January 29th, 2012

Boxing News

Report/gallery: San Diego

Ringside report by Felipe Leon
Photos by Paul Gallegos

Bobby D. Presents and Jorge Marron Productions jumped into 2012 with both feet as they put on a spectacular five-bout fight card Friday night at the Gonzalez Sports Academy in Eastlake, Calif., an upper middle class suburb of “America’s Finest City” San Diego. The 29,000 square foot venue, which holds three volleyball courts, a track and field facility, batting cages, pitching mounds and a large free weight area, was the perfect venue for the event, which was assisted by well over one thousand patrons. In the explosive main event, welterweight Joshua “Superman” Marks (8-3, 8KOs) put on a show as he scored yet another knock out win over the willing Oscar Godoy (4-2, 2KOs) . . . Click here for more



January 28th, 2012




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