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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

By Felipe Leon Photos: Renzo Novara It was a wild-wild west affair last night at the Tijuana Municipal Auditorium as a total of twenty ...

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Due to the inactivity of WBO 130lb champion Mikey Garcia, the WBO ordered former featherweight champion Orlando "Siri" Salido (42-12-2, ...

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Unbeaten welterweight Konstantin Ponomarev (25-0, 12 KOs) scored a hard fought but clear cut ten round unanimous ...

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

By Gary "Digital" Williams at ringside Photos: Mike Greenhill Prior to the main event bout at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, ...

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank WBO World Featherweight boxing champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko is in Phoenix to ...

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Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

Full Report: Salido-Kokietgym

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Salido wins WBO interim 130lb belt in knockdown-filled epic; Mendoza defeats Garcia for IBF jr flyweight title

Salido wins WBO interim 130lb

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Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

Ponomarev defeats Rivera in Phoenix

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Results from Washington DC

Results from Washington DC

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Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

Lomachenko hits Phoenix, Arizona

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UFC

The ‘Crazy Cuban’ talks!

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Interview by Jose Santiago

On the undercard of UFC 99, Rolando “The Crazy Cuban” Delgado (8-3-1) will take on Paul Kelly (9-1) in a 155-pound three-rounder. Delgado recently took time out to talk with Fightnews. . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 12th, 2009



Scale Watch

Weights from Oregon!

Daniel Edouard 161.5 vs Dumont Welliver 158
Rayco Saunders 173 vs Roger Cantrell 174.5
Verquan Kimbrough 135 vs Justo Sanchez 137
Manuel Ortega 125.5 vs Marco Cardenas 126.5
Jason papillion 150 vs Dashon Johnson 152
David Quartz 159 vs Ronald Briggs 156
Venue: Spirit Mountain Casino, Grand Ronde, Oregon
Promoter: Square Ring Promotions



June 12th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Miami!

Diosbelys Hurtado 147 vs Manuel Garnica 146
Lester Gonzalez 156.75 vs Juan Novoa 157
Odlanier Solis 262.50 vs Dominique Alexander 220.50
Jose Duran 144 vs Raymond Betancourt 141.25
Luis Ruedas 186 vs Ron Croskey 186
Eric Leander 242 vs Dione Craig 245
Jean Petit Homme 139 vs Miguel Valle 141.50
Rocky Alvarez 136.50 vs Sotico Dominguez 136
Venue: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, Miami, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:30 PM (ET)
Tickets: Miccosukee Resort & Gaming (877) 242-6464 and at all Ticketmasters



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Chilembe, Kitooke meet again!

By Ron Jackson

In an anticipated war David Kitooke and Isaac Chilembe meet for the vacant WBO Africa light heavyweight title at the Graceland Casino in Secunda on Saturday night on a Golden Gloves Promotion. This is a return match and Kitooke 10-1-1; 9 from Uganda is intent on avenging the only loss on his record. Chilembe 12-1; 8 of Malawi won on a eighth round technical knockout in April last year when the fight was stopped due to a bad gash over the eye of Kitooke. That fight was at super middleweight and both fighters who have now moved into the light heavyweight division also have new trainers. (more…)



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto update!

Photo: Everlast

Photo: Everlast Worldwide

Everlast Worldwide, Inc. has announced that Miguel Cotto will be wearing custom Everlast Hydrolast Lockdown Lo Professional Boxing Boots on Saturday when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Joshua Clottey. The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City and air on HBO beginning at 10:35PM ET/7:00PM PT. This will be the fifth custom shoe that Everlast has developed with Cotto. This latest design incorporates elements from the Michelin® HydroEdge tire, as well as a sleek red and grey color scheme to compliment Cotto’s fight outfit. According to Matt Cowan, VP of Marketing at Everlast, “Miguel Cotto represents the perfect balance of speed and power, for which we built the Hydrolast shoe.” The Everlast Hydrolast Lockdown Lo Professional Boxing Boots are currently available at www.everlast.com.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Clottey sharp in workout!

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Chris Farina - Top Rank

Former World Champion, Joshua Clottey (35-2, 20 KOs) hits the heavy bag during media day for his upcoming world welterweight championship fight against world welterweight champion Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 KOs) on Saturday, June 13 at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes this HBO televised event.



June 12th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather salutes flag

Photos: Mary Ann Owen

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As a show of patriotism, Floyd Mayweather has has wrapped his Las Vegas boxing gym in the American Flag in recognition of the “Flag Day” holiday which takes place this Sunday. The 16′ 2″ wide x 8′ 2’’ tall flag will be kept up until Floyd’s July 18 welterweight showdown against Juan Manuel Marquez.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing Result

Rodela edges Garcia!

Lightweight David Rodela (13-1-3, 6 KOs) won a six round split decision over Juan Garcia (14-3, 5 KOs) on Thursday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles. In a wild fight, Rodela was staggered in round three, but came back to nearly drop Garcia in round four. In the end, judges had it 59-55, 59-55 for Rodela, 57-56 Garcia.
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Unbeaten lightweight Luis Ramos (11-0, 6 KOs) from Team Espinoza KO’d veteran Baudel Cardenas (18-17-2, 6 KOs) in the fifth round. Ramos floored Cardenas with a body shot in round one and leveled him with a flush right to the jaw in round five. Time was 2:26.
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Undefeated local featherweight Charles Huerta (11-0, 6 KOs) scored an impressive third round KO over previously unbeaten Noe Lopez Jr (4-1, 3 KOs). Huerta dropped Lopez three times in round three. Time was 1:02.
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Featherweight Ricky Lopez (4-0, 2 KOs) outpointed Rufino Serrano (1-1) over four by scores of 40-36.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Ontario CA!

Photos: Thompson Boxing

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Juan Carlos Burgos 126 vs Vyacheslab Gusev 125.5
Mauricio Herrera 140 vs Luis Alfredo Lugo 139.5
Jesus Hernandez 125.5 vs Aaron Garcia 126
Ignacio Garcia 143 vs Yakub Shidaev 141.5
Alberto Herrera 150.5 vs Alfredo Rivera 148.5
Miguel Uronia 132 vs Oscar Chinchilla 132.5
Venue: Double Tree Hotel, Ontario, CA
Promoter: Thompson Boxing



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Glendale, CA

First boxing event in 62 years!

A 62-year-old ban on professional boxing in the City of Glendale, California will become history on Friday, June 12th, 2009 when Art of Boxing Promotions, in association with Bash Boxing, presents “Glendale Glory” at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. Click for more on this historic event! (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Russian Boxing Chronicles!

Part V: Andrey Fedosov and Stan Martyniouk

By Alexey Sukachev

This Friday night, “Art of Boxing Promotions”, lead by Kahren Harutyunyan, in cooperation with Steven Bash’s “Bash Boxing” presents the “Glendale Glory”, a nice packed local tournament at Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. One feature will distinguish this event from other shows of its kind. A number of ex-Soviet expatriates are going to take their parts in the evening, making it a real extravaganza for the fans interested in the former USSR boxing and its charismatic representatives. In the main event, is a tough, young heavyweight named Andrey Fedosov, who will try to prove he is the next big thing from Russia to conquer boxing’s glamour division. Fedosov, already nicknamed “The Russian Bear”, faces experienced journeyman Galen Brown (32-11-1, 19 KOs), of Saint Joseph, Missouri, over ten rounds for the WBC Youth Intercontinental title. Also, young super featherweight Stan Martyniouk, 23, who helps Andrey to adapt himself to the pace of life overseas, will also see action on June 12 in a non-title six-rounder. Fightnews contacted both fighters when they were finishing their preparations for the upcoming performances. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

UFC

Cro Cop smelling blood again

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (24-6-2, 1NC)  may be the most honest fighter in the UFC today. The Croatian made his debut at UFC 67 to much fan fare from MMA aficionados and was hailed as the next big thing  . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Lee added to June 20 card!

Andy Lee Boxing Team

Andy Lee Boxing Team

Irish Middleweight prospect Andy Lee (17-1, 13 KOs) turned 25 years old today (June 11) and he certainly got the birthday present he was looking for. It has been confirmed today that the Kronk star will feature on the undercard of the Waldimir Klitschko vs Ruslan Chagaev world heavyweight championship clash on June 20 in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Lee will share the ring with the durable Olegs Fedotovs (10-5, 6 KOs).



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

ABC balks at Mercer-Silva!

The Association of Boxing Commissionsn has denounced as “unwarranted and illegal” a boxing match scheduled to be held in Birmingham, Alabama this coming Saturday between former UFC champion Tim Silva (boxing debut) and former WBO world boxing heavyweight champion Ray Mercer (now, 48 years old). In the absence of a currently operating boxing / athletic commission in Alabama, the boxing match was to be regulated by a representative of the River Cree Combative Sports Commission, a tribal boxing commission located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and the bout was to be refereed by John McCarthy, a renowned MMA referee who, it is believed, to date, has not been licensed as a boxing referee. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Javier Castillejo retires!

By Robert Coster

Spain’s greatest boxer of all time, two-division world champion Javier Castillejo has decided to hang up the gloves at age 41 after an illustrious, title-filled career. Castillejo, “the Lynx of Parla” has he is known, retires with a record of 62-8-1 with 43 KOs and in his 21 year journey in the ring, garnered the following belts: three times European jr middleweight champion 1994-95, 1998-99, 2002-03, WBC jr middleweight champion 1999-01 (six title defenses), interim WBC jr middleweight champion 2002-03, WBA middleweight champion 2006-07. Castillejo fought twice in the United States, losing decisions to Oscar de la Hoya and Fernando Vargas. Javier retires with his head held up high – but not without some justfied bitterness towards the lack of recognition and support given to boxing by Spanish authorities. Says Castillejo, “I was born in the wrong country to be a boxer. Anywhere else I would be honored but here in Spain I am lucky if I get invited by my next door neighbor.”



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Cecilia Braekhus Update!

Photo: Michael Schwarzer

Photo: Michael Schwarzer

Inside the ring, WBA/WBC female welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus usually wears a white skirt. Outside the ring, the First Lady now presented a special collection featuring motives of the famous Berlin Wall. Designer Daniel Rodan has created a new collection called “Mauerkleider” (“Wall-Clothes”) to honour the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch poised for Pavlik fight!

Carl Froch will defend his WBC super-middleweight title against Kelly Pavlik early in 2010, according to the founder and Chairman of Top Rank promotions Bob Arum. Speaking today on Setanta Sports News, Arum revealed the news. He said: “That is absolutely true. Todd duBoef of Top Rank has discussed that fight and yesterday we met with HBO and talked about Pavlik fighting Felix Sturm in the fall; and then early as next year, perhaps as early as the end of January, fighting Froch.” Since his defeat of Jermain Taylor in April, Froch has been linked with every marquee fighter in his division.



June 11th, 2009

UFC

The comeback is Franklin’s fight to lose

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

In the UFC’s first venture into continental Europe, fans are treated to a 195 lb. catchweight superfight pitting former champions from separate organizations in a head-to-head showdown. Former PrideFC middleweight champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva will meet former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin in the main event of UFC 99: The Comeback in Cologne, Germany  . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: "Too Sharp" Johnson, Tim Smith

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week’s guests are Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and Daily News boxing writer Tim Smith. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net. Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking here tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto-Clottey preview!

By Andreas Hale

Everything leading up to the June 13th clash between Miguel Cotto (33-1, 27 Kos) and Joshua Clottey (35-2, 20 Kos) has been about respect. Cotto respects what Clottey brings to the table as a fighter and Clottey respects Cotto for taking such a dangerous fight. But when the bell rings on Saturday Cotto and Clottey plan to check their respect in the corner and come out swinging as they will duel for Cotto’s WBO Welterweight title at the legendary Madison Square Garden on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day parade. Prior to the fireworks, Cotto and Clottey would sit calm, cool and collected at the WAMU theater lobby and give their final words before heading into battle. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

UFC

First UFC Gym opens

image0011The UFC® OctagonTM isn’t just for fighters anymore. Now, for the first time in the 15-year history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship®, anyone – no matter how young or old – can experience what it’s like to train in the most exciting sport in the world thanks to the launch of the UFC® GymTM. UFC and New Evolution Fitness Company (NEFC) announced today that Concord, California will be the first home to the ultimate fitness destination, one that combines a complete UFC experience with mixed martial arts and fitness. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Boystov on the rise!

Photo: Marianne Müller

Photo: Marianne Müller

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer

While most the attention was on light heavyweight contender Jürgen Brähmer last Saturday in Oberhausen, Germany, there was another fighter on the card who also took a major step forward. When unbeaten heavyweight Denis Boytsov entered the ring around midnight to face the toughest opponent in WBA #2 Taras Bidenko, it was crossroads in the career of the 23-year-old Russian prospect. Around 25 minutes later, a lot of questions were answered. Boytsov scored a devastating knockout in the sixth round, leaving the career of his Universum Box-Promotion stablemate in doubt, while raising his own status from heavyweight prospect to a serious and hard-hitting world title contender. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko ready for Chagaev!

By Alexey Potapov
Photos: Pavel Terekhov

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IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight Wladimir Klitchsko (52-3, 46 KOs) is training in Going, Austria for his tough upcoming fight against WBA champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev (25-0-1, 17 KOs) on June 20th at the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Klitchsko has seven sparring partners in camp and spars 10-12 rounds daily in order to prepare for Chagaev. “For me it’s a difficult fight. I have just two weeks for preparation,” said Klitschko, “Ruslan Chagaev is a lefthander [Wladimir had been preparing for David Haye] but I have experience and victories over strong southpaws like Sultan Ibragimov and Tony Thompson. I decided to not cancel the fight on June 20th because I don;t wish to upset the fans. There will be an overflow crowd and it will be an excellent fight.”
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Word is the fight will be televised in the USA on ESPN Classic, after HBO pulled the plug. RTL will televise in Germany.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Arce returns June 20!

Jorge “Travieso” Arce (51-5-1, 39 KOs) says he’s returning to his roots: technical boxing, speed and explosiveness. For four weeks, Arce has been training at the famous Romanza Gym in Mexico City under famed disciplinarian trainer Nacho Beristain. “I think that if I had trained before with Don Nacho, I would not have lost the world championship,” stated Arce, who will return against dangerous Fernando Lumacad (19-1-2, 7 KOs) on June 20th at the Poliforo Juan Gabriel in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Also on the card will be Omar Chavez (14-0-1, 12 KOs), son of the legendary Julio César Chávez.



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Irvine, CA!

Weights: Jeremy Roseman
Photos: Jeremy Roseman

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Arquimendez Garcia 131.5 vs Johnny Frazier 132
Mia Henderson 158.5 vs Mia Etelapelto 160.5
Hildo Silva 248 vs Joe Hanks 242.5
Ramon Camacho 171 vs Tyrell Hendrix 168.5
Mike Finney 247.5 vs Lionel Davis 251
Scott Alexander 232.5 vs Jesus Hernandez 289.5
Venue: Irvine Marriott
Promoter: Roy Englebrecht Promotions
Tickets: Irvine Marriott Box Office (949) 553-0100



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

“Tinley Park Rumble” Weigh-In!

Walker-Waite Weigh-In Open To Public Today!

On Thursday, June 11th in the San Tinley Room at the Holiday Inn/ Tinley Park Convention Center at 6 p.m., Octavius James’ One In A Million Inc. will conduct the official weigh-ins for the “Tinley Park Rumble.” Bad blood between two of O.I.A.M.’s top fighters and former sparring partners will be settled in a volatile main event when Michael “Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-2-2, 12 KOs) and “Iron” Orphius Waite (5-0, 3 KOs) step into the ring on Friday, June 12th for their ten round bout. Tickets for “Tinley Park Rumble” are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at VIP $100, VIP ringside $75, ringside $50 and general admission $30 and they are available from any Ticket Master location at (800)745-3000, (866) 438-7372 or www.ticketmaster.com. The Tinley Park Convention Center located at 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, IL, which is just 20 minutes from Northwest Indiana, doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first bout at 8 p.m.



June 11th, 2009

Announcement

Rising Star Daniel Hernandez!

The most talent-rich roster in California boxing just got richer today, as Thompson Boxing Promotions is pleased to announce the signing of unbeaten lightweight Daniel “El Travieso” Hernandez (6-0, 4 KOs) to an exclusive promotion deal. “I’m very happy to have signed with Thompson Boxing Promotions as my promoter. I have no doubt that Thompson Boxing Promotions will take my career to the next level and eventually lead me to a world championship,” said South Gate, California’s Hernandez. “We feel really good about becoming part of the Thompson Boxing Promotions family,” added Eddie Gonzalez, Hernandez’ manager. “This is something that I had my eye on and was trying to accomplish for the last eight months. I know that both parties will complement each other in this relationship.” (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Sinyabi back quickly!

By Ron Jackson

Macbute Sinyabi makes the second defense of his South African junior featherweight title against number one challenger Luyanda Mrawuli at the Orient Theatre in East London on Friday night. This will be the 22-year-old Sinyabi’s second title fight in three weeks. On May 24 he blasted out Desmond Samuels in 98 seconds. (more…)



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Siaca calls out Mundine!

Former WBA super middleweight champion Manny Siaca is offering present IBO title-holder Anthony Mundine an opportunity to avenge one of his three pro losses, even if it means fighting Mundine again in his hometown of Sydney. Five years ago, Siaca captured the WBA super middleweight belt from Mundine, by way of 12-round decision, in Sydney. The 33-year-old Siaca (22-6, 19 KOs) said his experiment as a light heavyweight is in the past and he’s ready to take on Mundine (36-3, 23 KOs) again. “Since I beat him,” the Puerto Rican boxer said, “he’s fought nobody, only bums, other than Mikkel Kessler, who beat him, too. Mundine is fooling the people of Australia. In 2007, his people talked about him fighting me but they thought it was too risky. Danny Green pulled out of a fight against me, too. I beat Mundine in his backyard and I’ll do it again.”



June 11th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Los Angeles!

By Big Joe Miranda
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

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David Rodela 131.50 vs Juan Garcia 132.50
(Garcia .5 overweight the first time on the scale)
Charles Hureta 125.75 vs Noe Lopez 125.75
Luis Ramos 134.50 vs Baudel Cardenas 132.50
Jose Roman 131.25 vs Ramon Flores 133.50
Ricky Lopez 124 vs Rufino Serrano 123.50
Venue: Nokia Theater (across from Staples Arena)
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Versus



June 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Malignaggi-Diaz set!

All open issues have been resolved regarding the proposed Paulie Malignaggi and Juan Diaz fight on August 22, 2009 in Houston, Texas. DiBella Entertainment and Golden Boy wrapped up negotiations today and tied up all loose ends for the fight- including the agreed upon weight of 138.5 lbs. “This is a fight between two guys looking to prove something. We are both coming of losses in big fights and we are both coming in hungry. Expect fireworks,” promised Malignaggi. Promoter Lou DiBella added, “I told Paulie to lay off his Grandma’s pasta and eat one less cannoli. Paulie is confident of his speed and boxing ability and is prepared to win in the lion’s den of Houston.”



June 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Wright to ref Diaconu-Pascal!

WBC President Jose Sulaiman, together with Director of Combat Sports in Quebec Richard Renaud, have selected the officials for the June 19th all-Canadian showdown between WBC light heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu (26-0, 15 KOs) and Jean Pascal (22-1, 15 KOs) at Montreal’s Bell Centre. Montrealer Marlon B. Wright will be the third man in the ring, working his seventh world title bout. Judges for the contest will be John Keane (UK), Jack Woodburn (Montreal) and Max De Luca (California).



June 10th, 2009

UFC

Buchholz vows stoppage!

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

Story by David L. Hudson

The charismatic and entertaining Justin Buchholz hopes to continue the momentum he started last year when he upset hyped prospect Corey Hill in July 2008 in his next bout against Terry Etim at UFC 99. Buchholz says that he will win “by some kind of stoppage.” . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 10th, 2009

Feature Story

Guerrero returns

img_91Story by David Robinett

Heading into his HBO-televised bout against undefeated Indonesian prospect Daud Yordan last March, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero was on the fast track into boxing’s upper echelon, that rarified air where name recognition trumps alphabet titles as well as the arbitrary whims of promoters and sanctioning bodies.

A decorated amateur, Guerrero had recaptured the IBF featherweight title in 2007, knocking out Spend Abazi, and, in his second title defense a year later, flattened hot contender Jason Litzau.  Having put a bitter split with former promoter Goossen-Tutor behind him, a lengthy battle which kept him sidelined for nearly a year, Guerrero had just signed with Golden Boy Promotions and was the featured attraction on the first HBO card to be televised from San Jose, California, just a short drive from his hometown of Gilroy. (more…)



June 10th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto, Clottey presser quotes!

By Andreas Hale
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

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Joshua Clottey: “Cotto is really giving me a big opportunity. I will always respect Miguel Cotto. All of the top welterweights never mention my name and Cotto has mentioned me for a long time. I respect that. He gave me the chance when others wouldn’t. I prepared very well. trained hard and done every possible thing to win. This won’t be an easy fight at all. We’re going to leave everything in the ring. It’s all about respect. I’m going to give a very good, clean fight and win.”
Miguel Cotto: “There’s just three more days until the fight. Like Joshua said before, he’s going to leave everything in the ring and I am going to do the same to be the winner and retain my title. But the real winner will be all of the fans. I’m ready to go and I know he’s ready too. Let’s go to it on Saturday.”
Rodel Mayol: “I would like to thank Top Rank for giving me the opportunity to fight at Madison Square Garden. This is my 3rd time fighting for a title and I’m going to try my best to win this fight. Everyone knows Ivan Calderon is a good boxer but many say his fights are boring. I will ensure that on Saturday night this fight will not be boring.”
Ivan Calderon: “He may say my fights are boring because you are used to see boxers hit and I’m never getting hit. I know it’s going to be a good fight. They trained and I trained hard for this fight. My style is hit, don’t get hit and go back home with no marks. A lot of people love my fights because my boxing is not boring. This is my first time fighting at MSG on a big card. A lot of people say he’ll have Manny Pacquiao in his corner but I’ll have the whole country of Puerto Rico in mine.”
Matt Korobov: “I’m so glad I’m fighting again in New York City in Madison Square Garden because a lot of Russians live here. Good luck to everyone on Saturday night.”



June 10th, 2009




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