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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing has announced a May 30 show at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden, Germany featuring four ...

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Sumio Yamada Powerful and pugnacious Spaniard, Kiko Martinez (31-4, 23 KOs), 121.25, impressively retained his IBF junior featherweight belt as ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada Unbeaten Japanese southpaw, Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully retained his WBC bantamweight throne when he ...

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton / KMG Wladimir Klitschko and Alex Leapai held their open workout at the Centro shopping centre in Oberhausen (Germany). ...

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Photos: Mary Ann Owen WBC Welterweight World Champion and #1 pound-for-pound fighter Floyd "Money" Mayweather hosted a Las Vegas media workout on Tuesday ...

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Night of the Heavyweights on May 30

Night of the Heavyweights on

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Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt by stopping Hasegawa in 7

Martinez keeps IBF 122lb belt

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Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC 118lbs belt; scores fifth consecutive defense by KO

Full Report: Yamanaka retains WBC

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Klitschko-Leapai workout

Klitschko-Leapai workout

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Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated with Quotes and GIANT Photo Gallery

Floyd Mayweather Media Day, updated

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Announcement

Rodriguez and Alvarez collide!

Star Boxing’s top welterweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2,14KO) ranked #5 in the IBF will face off against Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (20-1,11KO) ranked #15 in the IBF in a must see match-up of two of boxing’s top welterweights on March 6th at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The bout, for Rodriguez’s USBA Welterweight Championship, will be shown live as the main event on that evening’s ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights” telecast  . . . click here for more



February 2nd, 2009



Feature Story

Arce confident he’ll win!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Photo: Rafael Soto

Photo: Rafael Soto

Mexican superstar Jorge ¨Travieso¨ Arce has finished his training in the Municipal Gym in Temoaya, Mexico located 3,800 meters above sea level. In a special workout for the press Arce looked to be in good condition and with fast movements and precise and strong blows designed specifically to try to win by knockout against champion Vic Darchinyan to snatch the WBC, WBA and IBF super flyweight belts. Arce’s work team is now headed toward Anaheim, California, to take part in fight week promotional activities. Arce was very animated, saying ¨I feel with a lot of responsibility and confidence at the same time to be able to defeat Darchinyan,¨ said Arce, who added that this fight is for the pride and the dignity of all Mexicans. The eagerly anticipated world title fight between IBF/WBC/WBA  115-pound champion Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs) and former two-time world champion Jorge Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs) will highlight a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast that begins at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west coast) from Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.



February 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Katsidis targets Casamayor!

By Craig Watt

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Former WBO interim Lightweight Champion Michael “The Great” Katsidis has targeted a re-match with Cuban veteran Joel Casamayor after his convincing points victory over Argentinean Angel Hugo Ramirez at the weekend. Although it has been rumoured that the 28 year old Aussie was due to face IBF#4 ranked Julio Diaz in April in California, it now seems a “homecoming bout” in Brisbane or Queensland is the preferred option. Katsidis, who moved his record to 24-2 with the unanimous decision over Ramirez told the Sun Herald in Australia, “It would be great for me to come back to Australia against a big-name opponent and Casamayor would be ideal.” (more…)



February 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Bailey tames the Bionic Bull!

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Rick Scharmberg

Photo: Rick Scharmberg

Photo: Rick Scharmberg

Approximately nine hundred Philly boxing fans battled through sub-freezing temperatures to witness the return of Brian “The Bionic Bull” Cohen to his hometown at South Philadelphia High School on Saturday night in the ten round main event of the evening. However, it was his home town fans that would leave disappointed as late replacement Bill Bailey spoiled their evening, dropping Cohen three times, en-route to a commanding second round knockout. The card promoted by Bionic Bull Promotions had six undercard fights featured some nice local prospects. (more…)



February 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Robles tops Gutierrez!

Cruiserweight Juan Carlos Robles improved to (11-2, 5KO’s) with an impressive six round unanimous decision victory over Ed “The Iron Man” Gutierrez (15-7, 6 KOs) in front of a capacity crowd on Saturday night at the Staunton Armory in Staunton, VA. All three judges scored the bout 60-54. Robles dominated the fight from bell to bell with an impressive arsenal that showed his hand speed, athleticism, power, and boxing ability. “I think this is the smartest fight Juan has ever fought” says his Manager and Trainer Bruce Frank. “This was a real guy in there with Juan and he’s been in there with some of the best in the world in David Tua and Matt Godfrey and Juan dominated him. That really says something!” (more…)



February 2nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Dawson TKOs Aparicio!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

World rated jr middleweight Daniel Dawson (34-1, 23 KOs) stopped Ariel Gerado Aparicio (26-9, 10 KOs) in round three at the Italian Club, Perth, Western Australia on Sunday. Dawson attacked his opponent from the opening bell scoring with effective head and body shots that had the South American visibly hurt. A power body shot dropped Aparicio in round two and shortly after a punch below the belt dropped him for a second time. Referee Brad Vocale gave the visitor time to recover and at the bell both boxers were connecting with hard head and body shots. Dawson dropped Aparicio again in round three from accurate combination to the head and the referee crowned the Australian at 37 seconds of the round. Dawson captured the IBF Pan Pacific jr middleweight title. He was also defending the PABA title. (more…)



February 2nd, 2009

Boxing News

Top Rank inks Valero!

Signing is now official

Edwin Valero, the 24-0, 24 KO super featherweight contender from Venezuela, has signed with Top Rank. Bob Arum made the announcement today. “Edwin Valero is one of the most exciting fighters in the world today,” Arum said. “We are very pleased he has signed with Top Rank. We are planning in the months ahead to showcase him so the public can see how talented he is.” Arum said Valero’s first bout with Top Rank will soon be announced. Valero will campaign at 130 pounds, the super featherweight division.



February 2nd, 2009

UFC

GSP puts on MMA clinic!

St. Pierre dominates Penn in superfight

Octagonside  by Anthony Springer Jr., photos by Chris Cozzone

A sold-out show packed the house last night for one of the most anticipated rematches in MMA history, between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and UFC Lightweight Champion BJ “The Prodigy” Penn.

Everyone in attendance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, was on their feet as the lightweight and welterweight champions made their respective walks to the Octagon. Both fighters had solid crowd support, with as many from, both, Canada and Hawaii making the journey to the City of Sin to witness history.

The rematch, however, wasn’t even close . . . . Click here for more



February 1st, 2009

UFC

Machida proves ‘dangerous!’

UFC 94 postfight report, Part II

Report  by Anthony Springer Jr., photos by Chris Cozzone

UFC 94 may not go down in history for being the most exciting MMA card in recent memory (an honor this writer believes goes to UFC 91 or 92), but it was the day that fans got to see two rising stars put on big performances  . . . click here for more



February 1st, 2009

UFC

GSP a legend in the making!

UFC 94 postfight report, Part I

Report  by Anthony Springer Jr., photos by Chris Cozzone

In the run up to the epic rematch between Georges “Rush” St-Pierre and “The Prodigy” BJ Penn, UFC president Dana White said that the winner of the contest would walk out of the Octagon a superstar and be on his way to legendary status . . . click here for more



February 1st, 2009

Boxing News

It’s Kompayak for Sosa!

By Robert Coster

It is finally WBC#10 Kompayak Propamook (31-3, 22 Kos), Asian Boxing Council light-flyweight champion, who will meet WBC Champion Edgar Sosa on March 28th in Cuidad Victoria. The hard-punching, 26-year-old Thai boxer is said to present a dangerous challenge for the Mexican champion, having won 19 out of his last 20 bouts. The only blemish in Kompayak’s record over the past five years was a fourth round technical loss to flyweight contender Hussein Hussein in Australia in 2007, a bout in which he did floor Hussein in the first round.



February 1st, 2009

Boxing News

Corley headlines Feb 3!

Former Junior-Welterweight champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (32-10-1, 18 KOs) will face Wilson Enrique Galli (31-8, 13 KOs) in the ten-round main event of the February 3 Darwish Brothers Knockout Promotions show entitled “Knockout Night” at the Meadowlands Sheraton Hotel in East Rutherford, NJ. “Hopefully he’s coming to fight because I’m coming to fight,” Corley says. “Come Tuesday night, there will be a knockout. Everybody is going to see a different Demarcus Corley. I badly want to be world champion again and Galli is standing in my way.” Tickets, priced $100 and $50 are on sale now and almost sold out. Call 973-339-9611.



February 1st, 2009

UFC

UFC 97 lands in Montreal!

The deafening cheers of the sold-out Montreal crowd still echo through the Bell Centre from UFC® 83. Now the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Montreal with two more world-class matchups already inked.

Unstoppable UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will meet his toughest test to date when he faces submission specialist Thales Leites at UFC 97: Silva vs. Leites, live from the Bell Centre in Montreal Canada on Saturday, April 18. Also on the card, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell will trade punches with another dangerous striker when he takes on Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. . . . click here for more



February 1st, 2009

Boxing Result

Williams, Pryor triumph!

2000 Olympic silver medalist Ricardo Williams Jr. (14-2, 7 KOs) won a workmanlike eight round unanimous decusion over journeyman Doel Carrasquillo (12-10-1, 1 KO) in a welterweight clash on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Scores were 79-73, 78-74 and 80-72. In the co-feature, super middleweight Aaron Pryor Jr. (12-1, 9 KOs) scored a second-round stopage of Will Prieto (5-4-2, 2 KOs). Pryor is the son of former world champion Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor. Attendance was 5000+ for the non-televised event.



February 1st, 2009

Boxing Result

Castillo wins NABF crown!

Former world title challenger Ricardo “Piolo” Castillo (36-7, 25 KOs) scored a tenth round TKO over Marvin Rodríguez (14-6-2, 7 KOs) to claim the vacant NABF featherweight title on Saturday night at the Palenque del FEX in Mexicali, BC, Mexico. In the co-feature, super featherweight David Rodela (12-1-2, 6 KOs), coming a career-best win over Kevin Kelly, claimed a ten round split decision over Marlon “Rata” Aguilar (19-6-1, 14 KOs).



February 1st, 2009

Boxing Result

Morrison KOs Williams!

By William Green

Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison scored a first round KO over Corey Williams in a front of small but loud audience on Saturday night in Laramie, Wyoming. Morrison connected with a huge left right combination to put Williams out for the count. Who’s Your Daddy Productions struggled with the promotion due to the huge controversy surrounding Morrisons’s HIV status. However, after the fight the Who’s Your Daddy Productions staff answered several questions regarding the controversay. Mr. Williams showed documentation of medical records proving Morrison’s clean status in regard to HIV and Hepititus C. Mr. Williams added that he personally witnessed a medical test done in Joplin, Missouri, which again Morrison passed.



February 1st, 2009

UFC

GSP dominates Penn!

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Octagonside by Anthony Springer Jr., photo by Chris Cozzone

In one of the great performances of modern times, UFC world welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre beat and battered lightweight champion BJ Penn for four rounds until the fight was stopped before the start of round five. In round one, the larger St. Pierre held Penn against the cage and landed short punches. Round two saw St. Pierre takeover the fight completely however as he landed heavy strikes from the top position. The beating from the much larger and much stronger St. Pierre continued until the corner of Penn decided they had seen enough. The fight was waved off before the start of round five giving Georges St. Pierre the TKO victory.

In the co-main, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida staked his claim as the number one contender for the UFC light heavyweight title by knocking out fellow unbeaten Thiago Silva with less than a second left in round one. At 4:59, Machida threw Silva to the ground and landed a heavy right hand just before the buzzer. Silva lay stiffened, clearly unable to continue.

In other results: Jon “Bones” Jones battered light heavyweight veteran Stephan Bonnar over three rounds to win a unanimous decision. Scores read 29-28 twice and 30-27. Karo “The Heat” Parysian scored a three round, split decision over the Korean superstar Dong Hyun Kim in a welterweight contest. Scores all read 29-28. Lightweight Clay Guida ended TUF 5 winner Nate Diaz’s UFC win streak by earning a hard three round split decision. Scores all read 29-28. Former welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch out worked Akihiro Gono en route to earning a dominant unanimous decision victory Scores read 30-27 twice and 30-26. Lightweight Thiago Tavares earned a unanimous decision over Manny Gamburyan. All three judges scored the bout 29-28. John Howard scored an early upset as he earned a split decision over Chris Wilson. Scores all read 29-28. Jake O’Brien earned a split decision victory over Christian Wellisch in both men’s first bout at light heavyweight. Scores all read 29-28.Welterweight Dan Cramer was awarded a split decision victory over Matt Arroyo. Scores all read 29-28. Stay tuned for a full report and photo gallery tomorrow!



February 1st, 2009

Boxing Result

Barrera wins, suffers cut!

Solis TKOs Meza-Clay in eliminator

By Lee Bates

Ring legend Marco Antonio Barrera (65-6, 43 KOs) won by third round disqualification over emergency replacement Freudis Rojas (1-8-1) on Saturday night at the Auditorio Telmex de la UG in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. Rojas was DQ’d for a headbutt which left Barrera with a bad gash over his left eye. The cut could jeopardize Barrera’s scheduled March 14 clash against Amir Khan in Manchester, England. Barrera was originally slated to face John Nolasco on Saturday night, but Nolasco didn’t show up at the weigh-in, so Marco Antonio was pressed into facing Rojas, whom he knew absolutely nothing about.
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In the co-feature, featherweight Jorge Solis (37-1-2, 27 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage of Monty Meza Clay (28-2, 19 KOs) in an IBF eliminator.



February 1st, 2009

UFC

UFC announces line of jewelry

UFC 94 is LIVE TONIGHT on PPV!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the premier brand in mixed martial arts, today announced a strategic partnership with Skeletal Metal LLC (SKM), creator of surgical steel jewelry, to launch the first ever UFC branded jewelry. Available through UFCstore.com, the UFC line launches today with Men’s bracelets styled after the famed UFC® Octagon™ .  . . .  Click here for more

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Karpancy wins Fedecentro belt!

Last night in front of a sold out crowd at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, West Virginia, local prospect Tommy Karpency (16-1-1, 11KOs) from Adah, Pennsylvania stopped Cory Phelps (13-5-1, 7 KOs) from Catlettsburg, Kentucky in the second round to capture the vacant WBA Fedecentro light heavyweight title. Karpency dropped Phelps early in the second with a left to the body, Phelps got to his feet only to be dropped again by Karpency. Phelps again got to his feet and was then forced to the corner by Karpency, who landed one big shot after another forcing referee Mike Napple to step in and stop the action. After the fight, an estatic Karpency said “I feel great, I worked hard for this. You’ve just got to gun out there. That’s all.”
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In the co-main event, Pittsburgh PA’s Jimmy Lubash improved to 13-1, 6 KOs) in his first eight-rounder, taking a unanimous decison victory over Weston, WV’s James North (9-21-2, 4 KOs) in a super-middleweight bout. Lubash had North in deep trouble in the seventh round, but a very tough North made it to the bell. Judges at ringside scored 80-72 twice and 79-73 all for Lubash. The event was presented by Steve Simons Promotions.



January 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Brook batters Elwell!

By Alexey Sukachev

Unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook (19-0, 12 KOs) retained his BBBofC British crown with a second-round stoppage of Stewart Elwell (12-4, 1 KO) on Friday night at the famous York Hall in London. Elwell was down twice in the first round. The bout was waved off after Elwell was staggered again in round two, although the stoppage was a bit premature, it seems.



January 31st, 2009

Feature Story

Urango, Ngoudjo speak!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Juan Urango: “I fought a great fighter in Ngoudjo, it wasn’t an easy fight. The results came by the hard work I put into training. For 2009 you guys are going to see a lot of great things, not just from myself, but from Hermann Ngoudjo. I didn’t think the fight would last twelve rounds, but that’s just more credit to him for getting up and going twelve rounds.”

Hermann Ngoudjo: “I want to say congratulations to Urango and to Warriors. He hits very hard. I think I showed a lot of heart. I’m very content with my performance. I think Urango is going to make a great champion. He’s very aggressive and physical. He’s the biggest puncher I’ve met in my career. He fought very well tonight and deserves to be world champion and that he’ll be champion for a long time.”

Promoter Leon Margules: “I think he (Juan) is a lot more polished complete fighter than when he fought Ricky Hatton. If you remember the fight, about the 5th or 6th round he hurt Ricky bad with a body shot, the guy you saw tonight would have finished Ricky Hatton that night.” (more…)



January 31st, 2009

Boxing News

Full Report: Urango-Ngoudjo!

"Iron Twin" a champion again

By Dave Spencer, Fightnews Canada / Photos: Mike Greenhill

An unrelenting attack from Juan Urango (21-1-1 16KO) helped propel him to a pair of third round knockdowns and a 118-108, 120-106, 116-110 decision on the scorecards over hometown favourite and #1 ranked Hermann Ngoudjo (17-3 9KO) at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Urango recaptures the IBF junior welterweight title he had won versus Ben Rabah and lost on his first defense to Ricky Hatton two years ago in January 2007. The Columbian born fighter who now makes Miami his home dominated the proceedings in convincing fashion as he came forward for the duration, walking through whatever offense Ngoudjo could muster up. (more…)



January 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Katsidis Outpoints Ramirez!

By Craig Watt

Australian boxer Michael Katsidis (24-2, 20 KO’s) secured the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Lightweight Title at the Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City in the Philippines tonight with a laboured ten round points win over Argentinean Angel Hugo Ramirez (19-5-2, 8 KO’s). The 28 year-old Aussie from Toowoomba, Queensland, dominated the bout from the first bell as Ramirez seemed not to want to engage in any action and kept running on the retreat for most of the bout. Katsidis stalked forward and dropped the Argentinean, now fighting out of Spain, four times in the first five rounds, with Ramirez hitting the canvas three times in the fourth round. Most of the knockdowns came from body shots and the advancing Katsidis caught the retreating Ramirez periodically on the ropes. (more…)



January 31st, 2009

UFC

Diaz primed for Guida!

UFC 94 is LIVE TONIGHT on PPV!

Story by Robert Kravantka

The bloodlines of the fighting style of Nate Diaz are seen in the style he shares with his older brother, Nick Diaz. Both come from the pronounced Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. They aren’t afraid to stand and trade with strikes. They share the warrior mentality of wanting to fight and fight often.  . . .  Click here for more

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 31st, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Denver!

By Chris Morris/RMB

Donald Camarena 146 vs Abel Perry 149
Brad Jackson 146 vs Stevie Marquez 146
Chris Green 230 vs Louis Monaco ??
(Monaco did not make it to weigh-in leaving this bout up in the air)
Tommy Atencio 126 vs Brandon Quintana 127
Stephan Zetunyan 173 vs Chris Hildebrand 176
Brandon Sanchez 123 vs Arnaldo Parra 124
Shawn Nichol 116 vs Harvey Phillips 114
Venue: Softball Country Arena



January 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Gonzales KOs Dietrich!

Courtesy of Jim Jenkins, Sacramento Bee

Former Olympic prospect Brandon Gonzales, 165 1/2, Sacramento, improved to 7-0 with his sixth knockout victory, stopping Nebraskan Jason Dietrich 173, 15 seconds into the third round on Friday night at the Red Lion Hotel in Sacramento, California. Dietrich (9-19) retired kneeling, the only knockdown of the scheduled eight-rounder, after taking a power punch to the nose, resulting in a nasal fracture.
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In the semi-main, former IBF cruiserweight champ Kelvin Davis (24-10-2) of Reno, Nev., suffered a third-round knockdown in losing a unanimous six-round decision to Montana’s Leo Bercier (6-8-1). The judges’ scores were 58-55, 57-56 and 59-54.
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Also: Hector Martinez, 230, Broderick, Calif., over Jamiah Williamson, 226, Anaheim, Calif., UD-4; Adura Olalehin, 197 1/2, Anaheim, over Rich Blake, 202, Yuba City, Calif., TKO-2; Geraldo Lopez, 145, Vacaville, Calif., over Kyle Dundas, 145, Rocklin, Calif., UD-4; Max Becerra, 134 1/2, Vacaville, over Matt Mauler, 135, Stockton, Calif., TKO-2.



January 31st, 2009

Boxing Result

Cayo tops Bolanos!

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

Boxing’s return to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands after a nearly six year hiatus was a successful one as 340 Promotions, headed by CEO Lesley Comissiong and Sampson Lewkowicz, presented “Class of 2008,” and the homecoming of 2008 USVI Olympic representatives Julius and John Jackson. The two brothers and sons of St. Thomian legend Julian “The Hawk” Jackson made their professional debuts, along with Jackson nephew Samuel Rogers all of whom won. In the main event, for the WBA Fedecaribe super lightweight title, unbeaten beltholder Victor “Mermelada” Cayo won a hard fought nine-round unanimous decision over game challenger Noe “Platanito” Bolanos. (more…)



January 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Urango regains IBF title!

Photo: Mike Greenhill

Photo: Mike Greenhill

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Junior welterweight Juan Urango (21-1-1, 16 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Hermann Ngoudjo (17-3, 9 KOs) to reclaim the vacant IBF world championship on Friday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Urango floored Ngoudjo twice in round three and pressed the action throughout to win by scores of 118-108, 120-106, 116-110. It was later announced that Urango broke Ngoudjo’s jaw in round three. Also, in a bizarre incident, for some reason the timekeeper allowed the tenth round to go on for an amazing five minutes and ten seconds.



January 30th, 2009

Twitter Watch

Ingemar Johansson 1932-2009

Swedish Legend died last night

By Olof Johansson / Editor BOXNING

Swedish Legend Ingemar Johansson died five minutes to Midnight January 30 2009 after a two week long struggle in the last phase of Alzheimers illness. The former Heavyweight Champion of The World was at his death 76 years and 4 month old. He was regarded as Scandinavia’s greatest fighter ever and held the undisputed World Heavyweight Championship 1959-1960; he also held The European Heavyweight Crown 1956-1959 and again 1962-1963. (more…)



January 30th, 2009

UFC

Fitch returns at UFC 94!

UFC 94 is LIVE tomorrow on PPV!

Interview by David L. Hudson

“From one legend to another” could be the mantra of mixed martial artist Jon Fitch. Last August Fitch went 25 minutes with pound-for-pound great Georges St. Pierre (GSP), losing a unanimous decision. Now this coming Saturday, Fitch returns to the Octagon at UFC 94 to face Japanese warrior Akihiro Gono who has been fighting professionally since 1994  . . .  Click here for more

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 30th, 2009

Boxing Result

Early Results from Montreal!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Dorin Spivey had a lot working against him as fought for only the second time in two years. Taking the fight on one week’s notice, Spivey who has spent much of his 15 year career at lightweight went in as the prohibitive underdog against undefeated Antonin Decarie who is nine years his junior at 26. Decarie was able to retain his NABO welterweight belt by pounding out a 119-105, 118-106, 118-108 victory over the Portsmouth Virginia native. Decarie’s solid jab and higher work-rate was able to put rounds in the early going until the gas in Spivey’s tank started to diminish in the 6th round. Spivey was deducted a point for holding in the round, and despite repeated warnings and pleadings from referee Gerry Bolen, was again deducted another in the 8th. Decarie tumbled down to the canvas with one bullrush from Spivey but was still able to maintain composure and still pounded away on his overmatched opponent. Spivey fell to 35-6 with the defeat while Decarie remained perfect at 21-0.
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Super-lightweight Ali Chebah push his record to 29-1 with a 79-73, 78-72, 78-72 decision over Cesar Soriano (19-22 13KO) of Mexico City. The French born Chebah who is presently fighting out of Montreal was able to walk forward all night with his hands down, constantly switching from righty to lefty. While it was enough to easily win the fight, it also was enough to swallow more right hands from Soriano than necessary in what was rather a lackluster affair.
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Knockout sensation David Lemieux made in 13 knockouts in as many tries as opponent Rogelio Sanchez (7-20-4 11KO) did not answer the Bell for the 4th round of a scheduled six. It goes down as the second longest fight in the 20 year-olds career who coming up short on punches in the early and while Sanchez was landing with his big looping right hand. Lemieux though was able to deliver some thudding blows to the body over a quickly tiring opponent and was starting to dominate as the round ended.
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U.S. Olympic alternate Danny O’Connor (3-0 1KO) wore out his right-hand glove on his way to a 40-34, 40-36, 40-36 victory over debuting Greg Jimenez of Toronto. After a sustained body attack in the second round by the southpaw, a rip occurred in the glove of O’Connor and a five minute break to replace it early in the third. The break served Jiminez well in the super-lightweight contest as he was able to make it to scorecards against the Seminole Warriors-promoted fighter.



January 30th, 2009

Announcement

KNR2 Boxing show

Guests are 2008 Olympian Shawn Porter & Prizefight co-promoter Russ Young

FightNews feature writer Antonio Castro is the host of the “KNR2 BOXING SHOW” which airs each SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST on Cleveland’s AM 1540 KNR2 in the Cleveland and Northern Ohio area (plus online at www.ESPNCLEVELAND.com). This Saturday morning Antonio will talk with 2008 U.S. Olympic alternate Shawn Porter and Russ Young, CEO of Prizefight Boxing! You can e-mail your questions for Antonio and his guests at boxing@espncleveland.com



January 30th, 2009

UFC

Penn, GSP make weight!

UFC 94 is LIVE on PPV tomorrow!

Photo: Anthony Springer Jr.

Photo: Anthony Springer Jr.

Weights by Anthony Springer Jr.

From the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s UFC 94 card:

Main Event – UFC Welterweight Championship
BJ Penn (168) vs.  Georges St-Pierre (170)

Thiago Silva (206) vs.  Lyoto Machida (206)
Dong Hyun Kim (171) vs.  Karo Parisyan (170)
Clay Guida (156) VS vs.  Nate Diaz (156)
Jon Jones (206) vs.  Stephan Bonnar (206)
Akihiro Gono (171) vs.  Jon Fitch (171)
Thiago Tavares (155) vs.  Manvel Gamburyan (155)
John Howard (171) vs.  Chris Wilson (170)
Christian Wellisch (206) vs.  Jake O’Brien (205)
Dan Cramer (171) vs. Matt Arroyo (171)

UFC 94 is live on PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Jan. 31. Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn are about to do it again. But this time, there’s much more at stake. UFC® lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to be the first fighter in history to hold two UFC® championships at the same time when he faces Georges St-Pierre for the UFC® welterweight championship at UFC® 94: ST-PIERRE VS. PENN 2. For more info, visit 94.ufc.com



January 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Killer Queen vs Baby Doll!

Köber vs Fischer in co-feature

Female world flyweight champion Susi Kentikian (23-0, 16 KOs), arguably the world’s best pound-for-pound female boxer returns in a very attractive matchup on March 20th at the famous Alsterdorf Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany. “The Killer Queen” will defend her WIBF and WBA belts against Elena “Baby Doll” Reid. Reid, of course, is best known for her two grueling bouts with female ring legend Regina Halmich, who will be at ringside commentating on the bout. In the co-feature, unbeaten heavyweight Sebastian Köber faces the well known former heavyweight title challenger Willi “de Ox“ Fischer. Both bouts will be televised on Spotlight Boxing’s popular “ProSieben Fight Night” series.



January 30th, 2009




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