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ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

ShoBox Weights from Las Vegas

Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME J'Leon Love 167.5 vs. Porky Medina 168.6 Badou Jack 169.4 vs. Jason Escalera 169.2 Ronald Gavril 166 vs. Thomas Falowo 166 Venue: Palms ...

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Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Pacquiao & Algieri at AT&T Park

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao and New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris Algieri made a special appearance ...

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Weights from Mexico

Weights from Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions David Sánchez 115 lbs Vs Anuar Salas 115 lbs Rodrígo García 148 lbs Vs Rey Martínez 147 lbs Luis Nery 122 lbs ...

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Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Jose Ramirez visits childrens hospital

Photos: Ed Keenan / Top Rank USA Olympian and undefeated as a pro, Jose Ramirez (11-0, 8 KOs) from Avenal, California, spent the ...

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Broner: I’m going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Broner: I'm going to hit him with the 30 piece and the biscuit

Photos: Mark Zerof - Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions Former three-division world champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (28-1, 22 KOs) and super lightweight contender ...

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Boxing News

Report says George Groves has asked BBB of C to change his loss to Froch into a No Contest

By James Slater

According to an exclusive news story/interview on Sportsvibe, George Groves has asked The British Boxing Board of Control to change his controversial 9th-round TKO loss to Carl Froch to a No Contest. This is after Groves launched a successful appeal with The IBF, getting the organization to order Froch to face him in in immediate return fight or risk being stripped of the IBF belt.

“It’s really important to me that the Froch fight is declared a No Contest,” Groves said to Sportvibe’s Ian Stafford. “I’ve never had a loss against my name before and I have no intention of ever having one in my career. I can’t count my last fight against Froch as a defeat as I clearly don’t accept the result and neither, judging by the fact that they have ordered Froch to fight me next up, do the International Boxing Federation. Only the British Board as the host Board for the previous fight can make that judgement but I’m hoping all the evidence will make them declare it null and void.” (more…)



February 3rd, 2014



Boxing News

“Confesor” Hernandez returns Saturday

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican WBC light flyweight world champion Adrian “Confesor” Hernandez (28-2-1, 17 KOs) has closed his training at the famous Gimnasio Nuevo Jordan in Mexico City and is now making final preparations for his fourth defense on Saturday against challenger Janiel Rivera (10-1-2, 6 KOs) in Huixquilucan in Mexico State. The 23-year-old Rivera is the first Puerto Rican hope for a world title this year. Currently the country is without any world champions.

In the co-feature, WBC bantamweight silver beltholder Julio “Pollito” Ceja goes against Saul “Baby” Juarez and WBA female bantamweight champion Irma “Torbellino” Garcia also defends.

The card is promoted by Promociones del Pueblo and will be televised by Televisa in Mexico.



February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Q&A: IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photo: Ruben Gomez/Team Vazquez

IBF lightweight champion Miguel “El Titere” (The Puppet) Vazquez took time out after his Friday workout in Los Angeles to speak with Fightnews about his long awaited return to the ring, in Macau, China, February 22.

Miguel, thanks for taking time out from your lunch to talk with Fightnews.com. First of all, how is training going for this fight?

Thank you for the interview. Everything is going fine. Everything is going very, very well. We’re training very hard. We know we’ve got a very hard fight ahead of us, a very dangerous fighter. So we’re training extra hard so we can be 300% ready.

Speaking of your fight with Denis Shafikov, what do you think of what you’ve seen of him?

I know I’m up against a very, very tough fighter. I’ve seen his videos and I had the opportunity to spar with him. He’s very, very strong. Good defense. But he’s not invincible and I’ve trained to beat him. (more…)



February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Floyd: I’m going to let the fans vote

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February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko-Leapai on April 26 in Germany

The Klitschko camp has just announced that it’s a done deal. Wladimir Klitschko signed today to fight WBO #1 Alex Leapai in Oberhausen, Germany, on April 26. Leapai trainer Noel Thornberry announced that Leapai will sign tomorrow morning at 10am in Brisbane.



February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Suleymanov ready for FNF Clash with Morales

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Photo: Brandon Luis

World ranked bantamweight Khabir Suleymanov (16-3, 6 KOs) is ripped and ready ahead of his showdown next month with unbeaten Roman Morales (17-0, 9 KOs). The two will square off March 7th on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights in a bantamweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Suleymanov, managed by Journeyman management is in the midst of a rigorous training camp in Southern California headed by his trainer Phil Paolina. The bout site initially reported on Fightnews to be in the state of Washington has now been moved to the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California.



February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacquiao hits LA

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao arrives at Los Angeles International Airport, Sunday night from the Philippines to announce his eagerly-anticipated rematch against undefeated WBO World Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao and Bradley will embark on a two-city media tour that will include press conference stops in Los Angeles on Tuesday and New York on Thursday. Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with MP Promotions and Tecate, Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2 will take place, Saturday, April 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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February 3rd, 2014

Boxing News

Oscar Gonzalez Update

Report and photos by Pepe Rodríguez/WBC

Featherweight Oscar Gonzalez suffered a severe brain injury after losing his bout with Jesus Galicia last night at the Polanco Forum of Mexico City. Gonzalez was taken to the hospital after being knocked out in the tenth round by a powerful combination from Galicia. At any moment Oscar’s family will arrive from Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico, to make a decision. A few minutes ago, Erik “Terrible” Morales came to the hospital to see him. Morales was his manager for many years. photos



February 2nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 postfight and bonus recap

UFC president Dana White moderated the UFC 169 post-fight press conference on Super Bowl Eve in Newark. With few finishes on the card, the post-fight bonuses were easy to pick. Lightweight Abel Trujillo took home the $50,000 Knockout of the Night award, and there was no Submission of the Night. Those savings were split between Trujillo and Jamie Varner, who earned an additional $75,000 each for their back-and-forth, two-round Fight of the Night . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Pacman Lands at LAX Today

Pacman Nation will congregate this evening at Los Angeles International Airport to welcome boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who arrives on Philippine Airlines flight 102 at 6:40PM PT. Pacquiao is in town for a kickoff press conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday to officially begin the buildup toward his April 12 PPV rematch with Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The press tour concludes in New York City on Thursday.



February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Kimura barely wins vacant Japanese 108lb belt

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By Joe Koizumi
Photos: Boxing Beat

Japanese light-fly sensation Naoya Inoue, only 20, quickly acquired the OPBF belt in his fifth pro bout after winning the Japanese title in his fourth, and lately renounced the national throne accordingly. In a quest for the vacant Japanese 108-pound belt there happened an elimination bout between the JBC top two contenders fought with #1 Yu Kimura (13-2-1, only 2 KOs), 108, eking out a split decision (96-95 twice and 94-97) over veteran campaigner #2 Kenichi Horikawa (25-13-1, only 4 KOs), 108, over ten lackluster rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. As expected, it became a competitive fight, but against our expectations, it became a lousy foul-studded affair. They seldom connected effective shots but repeated clinches and slip downs time and again.

From this year the JBC experimentally had an interim open scoring system adopted in national title bouts with only the tallies after the fifth round to be announced. It was also taken into practice in the second national title bout of this year, and Kimura was then leading on points: 48-47 twice and 49-46, all for him. (more…)



February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz: Pacman-Bradley undercard, next up for Golovkin and Muriqi hangs ‘em up

After his loss to Blake Caparello on ESPN2′s FNF, longtime light heavyweight contender Elvir Muriqi announced his retirement. The 34-year-old “Kosovo Kid” leaves with a record of 40-6 with 24 KOs. The highlight of his career was in 2007 when he nearly beat Antonio Tarver, losing a close majority decision on Showtime.

The April 12 Pacquiao-Bradley undercard is shaping up to look like Ray Beltran against Rocky Martinez in a lightweight clash, WBA super lightweight titleholder Khabib Allakhverdiev defending against Jessie Vargas and WBA interim super featherweight beltholder Bryan Vasquez defending against Jose Felix.

The short list for Gennady Golovkin’s April 26 fight in New York City is James Kirkland, Daniel Geale and Andy Lee.



February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Sasso Lopez defeats Mikito Soto

Photos: Miguel Cotto Promotions

Hot rising Puerto Rican super featherweight prospect Edgardo “Sasso” López (9-0-1, 4 KOs) retained his CABOFE belt winning a unanimous decision over power puncher Miguel “Mikito” Soto (12-2, 12 KOs) in a eight round bout on Saturday night at the Coliseo Roger L. Mendoza, Caguas, Puerto Rico. “Sasso” Lopez dominated “Mikito” Soto from the first bell, connecting perfect jabs and big right hands over Mikito; who had his moments during the fight but “Sasso” was too much. “I said that I was ready for the challenge, we put in practice what we work at training camp. Mikito is tough fighter but we did a great job to beat him,” Sasso said. (more…)



February 2nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 169: Barao closes show, finishes Faber

On a night when the UFC 169 card at the Prudential Center in Newark produced the most decisions (ten) on a single card in UFC history, bantamweight champion Renan Barao closed the show with a knockout, finishing off Urijah Faber in the first round.

The successful title defense was the third for Barao, who was elevated from interim to undisputed 135-pound champion after Dominick Cruz – his original opponent for this bout – relinquished his title due to injury. Faber, who came in on short notice for Saturday’s bout, had previously lost a five round decision to Barao at UFC 149 in July of 2012 . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Cotto-Martinez at 159lb catch weight

By Rey Colón -The Sport Press

Miguel Cotto says when he and Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez meet on June 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York, it will be at a catch weight not exceeding 159 pounds. Cotto, a world champion at junior welterweight, welterweight and junior middleweight, is looking to become the first Puerto Rican to capture four world titles in different divisions. He added that there is no contractual limits on what Martinez may weigh when he enters the ring.

Martinez is the WBC middleweight champion and allegedly there are only small details to fine tune to formalize the fight.



February 2nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 169 Prelims: Raging Al Holds Off Lee

Local lightweight favorite Al Iaquinta made it three straight wins in the Octagon in UFC 169 prelim action at the Prudential Center Saturday night, holding off a stellar effort from previously unbeaten newcomer Kevin Lee to take a close, but unanimous, decision . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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February 2nd, 2014

Boxing News

Ramirez & Ramirez destroy foes

Photos: Reuben Cortez – Top Rank

Unbeaten WBC #3/WBA #7 middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez moved to 27-0, 21 KOs after an explosive first round KO over Don Mouton (12-9-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night before a large crowd at the Energy Center in Laredo, Texas. The much taller Ramirez first knocked Mouton through the ropes and completely out of the ring. Mouton was able to scramble back into squared circle, but “Zurdo” quickly floored him again and the bout was waved off. Time was 1:31.

2012 U.S. Olympian super lightweight Jose Ramirez (8-0, 6 KOs) scored a spectacular first round stoppage of Javier Perez (8-7, 5 KOs). The bout was waved off after Ramirez dropped Perez hard with a barrage of flush punches and Perez got up on wobbly legs. Time was 2:36.

Former super bantamweight world title challenger Roberto Marroquin (23-3-1, 16 KOs) and journeyman Alejandro Rodriguez (18-13-1, 11 KOs) battled to a hard fought eight round draw. Scores were 76-76 across the board. The bout was fought in the lightweight division. Marroquin is now 1-2-1 in his last four.

Unbeaten welterweight Alex Saucedo (12-0, 9 KOs) demolished Frencisco Reza (12-10, 9 KOs) in the first round. Saucedo battered Reza to the deck and the fight was waved off during Saucedo’s follow-up assault. Time was 2:10. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin set to return April 26 in NYC

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Photo: Sumio Yamada

“I feel terrific, I’m very happy with my performance. From the opening round I was comfortable with the fight and felt good about my power and the pace of the fight” said WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin after dispatching Osumanu Adama in round seven at the Salles des Etoiles in Monte Carlo. “He was a tough opponent but I was never hurt during the fight.”

In regards to what’s ahead for Golovkin, Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions stated “Right now we have offers out to three HBO approved fighters for April 26th at Madison Square Garden and we look forward to returning to New York City with Gennady.”



February 1st, 2014

AWE TV

Selby stops Munroe in six

British featherweight beltholder Lee Selby (18-1, 7 KOs) defended his domestic belt and won the vacant European title with a sixth round TKO over Rendall Munroe (27-4-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. Selby dominated every minute of the fight and finally got the stoppage from referee Ian John Lewis when he cornered Munroe and pummeled him. Time was 1:31.

Heavyweight Anthony Joshua (4-0, 4 KOs), the 2012 Olympic gold medalist, easily stopped Dorian Darch (7-3, 1 KO) in round two.

In a lightweight clash, Gary Buckland (28-3, 9 KOs) and former world champion Gavin Rees (37-4-1, 18 KOs) battled to a split decision over twelve hard fought rounds. Scores were 115-114 and 116-113 for Buckland, 116-113 for Rees.

Welterweight Dale Evans (8-1-1, 3 KOs) edged Erick Ochieng (14-3, 4 KOs) in an eight-rounder by a score of 77-76.



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Decision changed: McCall defeats Rekowski by split decision; Wawrzyk destroys Williams

48-year-old former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver McCall (57-13, 37 KOs) scored an eight round split decision win over previously undefeated Marcin Rekowski (12-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Hala Gwardii in Opole, Poland. McCall dropped Rekowski in round three with a right hand and went on to win 77-75 on two cards, while Rekowski was up 76-75 on the third card. Rekowski was initially announced as the winner, but the result was corrected about five minutes later when the cards were retallied. It was a measure of revenge for McCall, as Rekowski had previously TKO’d McCall’s son Elijah.

Former WBA “regular” heavyweight title challenger Andrzej Wawrzyk (28-1, 14 KOs) scored a quick one round annihilation of Danny Williams (45-21, 34 KOs). Williams down twice. Wawrzyk was stopped in three by Alexander Povetkin in his previous fight. Former Mike Tyson conqueror Williams has now lost 11 of his last 12.



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Golovkin stops Adama in seven; scores three knockdowns; gets 16th straight KO

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over WBA #12 Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KOs) on Saturday night at the Salles des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, Monaco. 85:1 favorite Golovkin dropped Adama at the end of round one. Golovkin continued to stalk Adama in rounds two and three. Adama had his best moments in round five when he connected with a good shots, however Golovkin punished him late in the round. Golovkin dropped Adama again in round six but Adama survived the round. Another knockdown early in the seventh and referee Luis Pabon waved it off shortly after. Time was 1:20. That’s 16 straight KOs now for Golovkin.

WBA #4 rated Jarrod Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs) upset WBO #5/WBA #6/WBC #10/IBF #11 middleweight Max Bursak (29-2-1, 12 KOs) by unanimous decision in a foul-filled fight. Bursak was deducted a point in round two by referee Stanley Christodoulou for hitting behind the head and pushing down Fletcher. Christodoulou gave Bursak a stern warning for hitting after the bell in round three. Fletcher was cut over the right eye by an accidental headbutt in round six. Christodoulou took another point from Bursak for pushing Fletcher down. Fletcher did a lot of rabbit punching but was never penalizeed. Scores were 115-111, 115-111, 114-112. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing Result

Masternak KOs Siproshvili in four

Former European cruiserweight champion Mateusz Masternak (31-1, 23 KOs) scored a fourth round knockout victory over Sandro Siproshvili (27-18, 13 KOs) at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn, Denmark. Masternak took control of the early rounds before landing a big right hand in the fourth, which sent his opponent to the floor and down for the count. Masternak was coming off his first career defeat against Grigory Drozd last October in Moscow.

In the main event, WBC/WBA/WBO female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (24-0, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision over Myriam Lamare ( 22-4, 10 KOs). Scores were 100-90, 100-89, 100-89.



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Caputo Smith bulls past Ferrante; wins PA cruiser belt

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside
Photos by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Anthony “The Bull” Caputo Smith (15-2, 10 KOs) got off the deck to win the vacant Pennsylvania State cruiserweight title against Tony “Boom Boom”Ferrante (12-5, 7 KOs) with a ten round split decision on Friday night at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, Pennsylvania. The scores were 95-94 (twice) for Caputo Smith and 95-94 for Ferrante. In the co-feature, Naim “The Dream” Nelson (11-0, 1 KO) won a spirited split decision over Chris Steele (4-8-2, 2 KOs) in an eight round lightweight match. The scores were 79-73, 78-74 for Nelson and 77-75 for Steele. Joey Eye Boxing promoted the seven bout card. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Belvedere”

By Sam Geraci at ringside
Photos: Tom Barnes/Tomba-Images

On January 31, Hitz Boxing teamed with Round 3 Promotions to stage “Fight Night at the Belvedere” in Elk Grove Village, IL, in front of a capacity crowd that was entertained throughout and surprised after the main event with free tickets to Mike Tyson’s “Undisputed Truth” on February 8, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. “Despite the weather, Chicago boxing fans came out in large numbers to support their local favorites. I’m proud of the effort that each of these kids showed tonight. The fans got their money’s worth, and we wanted to reward them with a belated Christmas gift with tickets to ‘Iron’ Mike’s ‘Undisputed Truth,’” said Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing.

In the main event, light heavyweight Greg Sykes (4-0, 2 KOs) of Waterloo, IA, used his superior defense and counter rights to outpoint Simon “The Punisher” Buettner (5-1, 3 KOs) of Carpentersville, IL, in front of a pro-Buettner crowd en route to a hard-fought unanimous decision with two scores of 39-36 and one score of 38-37. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon
Photos: Leonso Nunez

Last night Mayen Promotions opened up its 2014 season with their first show of the year at a new venue and on a new night. Held on Wednesdays and at the Las Pulgas nightclub for the last twenty-four months, promoter Guillermo Mayen earlier this year closed a deal with Zanfer Promotions to move to Fridays and to what is quickly becoming the new home for Tijuana boxing, the Tecate Box Tour tent located in the parking lot of the historic Caliente Racetrack in the heart of the city. The move doesn’t come with its perks with one being that the majority of the fights card will be taped for a later broadcast on Azteca America. Mayen, one of the biggest supporters of female boxing in Mexico, presented his annual “Reyes y Reinas (Kings and Queens” fight card in which the most of the night is split between male and female bouts with this edition’s as last year’s, the women stole the show.

In the main event, the popular and charismatic Tijuana flyweight Kenia Enriquez (9-0, 5K0s) proved why she is quickly climbing the world rankings since her debut in 2012 as she remained undefeated by quickly annihilating the previously undefeated Selene Lopez (3-1-3, 1KO) of the Mexican boxing hotbed Los Mochis, Mexico, in just over a minute of the first round of a scheduled for six. Lopez, the sister of Kenia’s last opponent Kareli, was coming into Tijuana as her hometown’s 2013 fighter of the year while Enriquez, ranked as the #7 flyweight in the world by the WBC, had taken a lopsided unanimous decision over Kareli Lopez last October. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

UFC

The Downes Side: UFC 169 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another super edition of the Downes Side! Apparently there’s some large American Football match this weekend, but I can’t be bothered with such trivialities. I have to sort through my Mumford and Sons vinyls and get my MacBook checked out . . . Click here for more on UFC.com
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February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Details on new boxing reality show

By Butch Gottlieb
Photos by Mary Ann Owen

On Friday in Las Vegas, a press conference took place announcing a new boxing reality show aptly titled “Knockout.” The show will feature up and comers as well as seasoned veterans, such as Ricardo Mayorga, who will be working with three very well respected championship trainers in Floyd Mayweather Sr., Yoel Judah and Ruben Guerrero. Nine boxers are in Las Vegas training and are looking forward to the opportunity to get in the ring and prove their worth and to possibly land with a promoter that will help their career and to possibly land a new trainer. The show will air on NUVOtv tentatively scheduled for May 17th. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Raymundo Beltran vs. Roman Martinez

By Hugo Acosta/Miniondas

Mexico’s Raymundo Beltran will take on Puerto Rican former world super featherweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez on April 12 at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will take place on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Timothy Bradley 2. The contract weight is 135 lbs and the NABO lightweight title will be on the line.



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Macklin: I can’t see Adama making it past round 7 or 8

Fight fans in 100+ countries (not including the USA) will get a chance to assess whether WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is the most explosive puncher presently active in boxing – as many experts are suggesting – when he defends his world titles this evening at the Salle des etoiles in Monte Carlo. “GGG” has knocked-out 25 of his 28 pro opponents – including each of his last 15 – inside the scheduled distance and is hoping to extend the streak against 85:1 underdog Osumanu Adama (22-3, 16 KOs).

One man brutally aware of the carnage Golovkin is capable of wreaking is Birmingham’s Matt Macklin who was punctured by a crippling body shot from Golovkin in round three of his world title crack last June. Boxing writer Glynn Evans called the triple world title challenger at his Marbella training base to get the inside skinny on ‘GGG’ and analyze how Saturday’s championship action might pan out. (more…)



February 1st, 2014

AWE TV

Burns-Crawford promotional video

On Saturday, March 1st, Ricky Burns will defend the WBO Lightweight against Terence Crawford in an anticipated bout that will be shown LIVE on AWE TV. Below is the promotional video for the fight.

Also don’t forget LIVE This afternoon at 3 pm eastern / 12 pm noon for an outstanding card from Cardiff, Wales that will see Lee Selby (17-1, 6 KOs) battle Rendall Munroe (27-3-1, 11 KOs) for the vacant European featherweight title and the British featherweight title. Also on the bill will be a lightweight bout between former world champion Gavin Rees (37-3-1, 18 KOs) taking on Gary Buckland (27-3, 9 KOs) plus an appearance by 2012 Olympic Gold winning heavyweight Anthony Joshua (3-0, 3 KOs).



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Karpency Cruises; Calls Out Kovalev

Former WBO and IBO world title challenger Tommy Karpency (22-4-1) dominated and shutout veteran Rayco “War” Saunders (23-22) on Friday night at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV. Scores were 60-54 on all cards. After the fight, Karpency said that he wanted to fight for another WBO world title, citing his performance against top rated Andrzej Fonfara. “Fonfara does not deserve a fight with Stevenson or Kovalev. I want to fight the best, undefeated light heavy champ Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1).” (more…)



February 1st, 2014

Boxing News

Caparello beats Muriqi in U.S. debut

By Lou McLaughlin at ringside

Unbeaten Australian light heavyweight contender Blake Caparello (19-0-1, 6 KOs) was successful in his much anticipated U.S. debut, taking a ten round unanimous decision over veteran Elvir Muriqi (40-6, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange, NJ. Caparello, who formerly held the IBO title, simply outboxed the 34-year-old “Kosovo Kid” to win by scores of 98-92, 98-92, 100-90. Neither fighter was down or hurt.

Unbeaten junior featherweight Luis Rosa (16-0, 7 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over the very game Jorge Diaz (17-3, 10 KOs). Rosa dropped Diaz in rounds three and four with body punches and punished Diaz for the rest of the fight. Scores were 78-72, 79-71, 80-70. Earlier in the day, Diaz’ girlfriend gave birth to their first child.

Unbeaten 19-year-old welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison moved to 20-0, 11 KOs with an eight round unanimous decision over Tim Witherspoon Jr. (10-4-1, 2 KOs). Harrison was busier and usually pressing the action. Scores were 78-74 on all three cards.



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Friday night in Opole, Poland, Knockout Promotions and Babilon Promotions presented the official weigh in for their fight card on Saturday night. Featured fights include promising super middleweight Andrzej Sołdra (9-0, 5 KOs) against Vincent Feigenbutz (9-1, 8 KOs) plus heavyweight Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1, 13 KOs) against Danny Williams (45-20, 34 KOs) and former heavyweight champion Oliver “The Atomic Bull” McCall (56-13, 37 KOs) against Marcin Rekowski (12-0, 10 KOs). McCall weighed in at 240 pounds, his lightest since his Lance Whitaker fight in 2009.



January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Golovkin and Adama make weight

Photos: Sumio Yamada / Christian Kuechl

WBA/IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and challenger Osumanu Adama both weighed inside the middleweight limit on Friday at Le Casino in Monte Carlo. Golovkin weighed 159.4 and Adama weighed 159.25.

Other weights:
Jarrod Fletcher 159.25 vs. Max Bursak 160
Ilunga Makabu 193.8 vs. Ruben Angel Mino 199.7
Nkosinathi Joyi 107.5 vs. Rey Loreto 107.8
Roman Belaev 146.2 vs. Dean Byrne 146

Venue: Salles des Etoiles, Monte Carlo
Promoter: Golden Gloves, K2, GGG
TV: The card will NOT be televised in the USA.

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January 31st, 2014

Boxing News

Miguel Vazquez workout

Photos: Chris Farina – Top Rank

IBF Lightweight champion Miguel Angel Vazquez of Mexico works out in Los Angeles for his upcoming title defense against Denis Shafikov, Saturday, Feb. 22 on Top Rank’s “Ring of Gold: Shiming vs Kokietgym” event from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China.

The “Ring of Gold” event features three former Olympians and three title bouts. Chinese boxing icon ZOU SHIMING (3-0) headlines against Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym (14-3, 10 KOs) in an 8 round flyweight bout. Also on the card Filipino Marvin Sonsona (17-1-1, 14 KOs) vs. Japan’s Akifumi Shimoda (28-3-2, 12 KOs) for the WBO International Featherweight Championship; and Hong Kong’s Rex Tso (8-0-2, 5 KOs) vs. Japan’s Mako Matsuyama (7-7-1, 3 KOs), who are vying for the WBO Asian Super Flyweight title. photos



January 31st, 2014




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