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Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Hopkins, Shumenov workout quotes

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime Several of the featured fighters for Saturday's "History at the Capitol" event at the DC Armory in ...

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Provodnikov-Algieri kickoff presser

Provodnikov-Algieri kickoff presser

Photos: Peter Frutkoff World Championship boxing returns to Barclays Center when the "The Siberian Rocky" Ruslan Provodnikov makes the first defense of his ...

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Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

Undercard Report/Photos from Chicago

By Sam Geraci Photos: Bob Ryder Unbeaten jr lightweight Ronny Rios (23-0, 10 KOs) hammered out a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over ...

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

By Felipe Leon at ringside Photos: Leonso Nunez The much anticipated test of Tijuana female flyweight Brenda Flores (7-2, 2KOs) went down last Friday ...

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Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

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Provodnikov-Algieri kickoff presser

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Late Results from Tijuana

Late Results from Tijuana

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Report/gallery: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II

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UFC

Henderson defeats Franklin!

Report by Brady Crytzer

In the UFC’s first appearance in the Republic of Ireland, former Pride FC welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson scored a three round split decision over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin.

Round one witnessed Henderson begin by working the legs of Franklin with hard kicks. The former Olympian backed Franklin into the cage with a hard punch that just missed and the men slipped to the floor. In the top position, Henderson blasted the former UFC champion with hard punches. Once he created some space, Franklin began to hammer the midsection of his opponent with hard body kicks. Always a workhorse, Franklin showed tremendously quick footwork and really pushed the pace . . . . click here for full report and photo gallery



January 18th, 2009



Boxing Result

Castillo crushes Wayca!

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Two time world champion Jose Luis Castillo stopped James Wayca in the second round in Mexicali in front of a near sellout crowd at the Fex Palenque. Castillo (58-9-1, 48 KOs) dropped Wayca (17-8, 7 KOs) in round one and finished him a round later with a hook to the body. “I felt very loose in this fight,” stated Castillo. “I wanted to please the public and was hoping for a little more from my opponent, but I got him good with that hook and he couldn’t get up. I’m on my way back to the top!”
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In other action, Ricardo Dominguez (26-4-2, 16 KOs) won an eight round majority decision over Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales (27-4, 15 KOs). Scores were 76-76, 79-73 and 80-71.



January 18th, 2009

Boxing Result

Matumla tops Miyeyusho!

By Emmanuel Mlundwa

Bantamweight Mbwana Matumla (18-3, 10 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous twelve round decision over Francis Miyeyusho (23-8-2, 12 KOs) to claim the International Circuit Boxing (ICB) title in Saturday at the Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Matumla knocked down Miyeyusho in round six en route to a 119-116, 118-115, 119-116 win.



January 17th, 2009

UFC

Henderson edges Franklin!

Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC

Photo: Josh Hedges/UFC

UFC 93 results by Brady Crytzer

In the UFC’s first appearance in the Republic of Ireland, former Pride FC welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson scored a three round split decision over former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin. Round one saw the former Olympic wrestler Henderson win the opening round by taking his opponent down and controlling him from the top position. The second round saw Franklin push the pace on the feet and use a long southpaw jab to keep Henderson at bay. The final round was a slugfest in which came to a screeching halt when Franklin was accidentally poked in the eye. Judges scorecards read 30-27 in favor of Franklin and 29-28 twice in favor of the winner Dan Henderson.

In the UFC 93’s co feature, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua earned his first UFC victory stopping Mark “The Hammer” Coleman in the final round with a hard four punch combination. As the fight wound down, both fighters were terribly exhausted. The 44 year old Coleman was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame last August.

On the undercard: Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt Rousimar Palhares soundly defeated Jeremy Horn over three round to earn a unanimous decision; In a highly anticipated middleweight showdown, Alan “The Talent” Belcher scored a wild upset submitting the internationally recognized MMA superstar Denis Kang with a tight guillotine choke in the second round at 4:36; Thought to be a possible fight of the night candidate, welterweight Marcus “The Irish Hand Grenade” Davis scored a razor thin split decision over Chris “Lights Out” Lytle in a true slugfest, scorecards reading 29-28 x 3; John Hathaway defeated Thomas Egan despite heavy hometown support in the opening round with elbows from the top position, with an official time of 4:36 of round one; In his welterweight debut Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann scored a second round TKO over Alexandre Barros; Jiu jitsu ace Eric Schafer stopped Antonio Mendes in the first round with punches from the mount; In a light heavyweight contest, Tomasz Drwal stopped Ivan Serati at 2:02 of round one with hard punches from the top position; and lightweight Denis Siver started the night off with a bang knocking out Nate Mohr with a spinning back kick at 3:27 of the third round.



January 17th, 2009

Boxing Result

Berto survives Collazo!

Photo: Scott Foster

Photo: Scott Foster

By Damien St. Pierre at ringside

WBC welterweight champion Andre Berto (24-0, 19 KOs) barely got by former WBA champ Luis Collazo (29-4, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Collazo got off to an excellent start against Berto as both fighters met at close quarters. After Berto was deducted a point for holding in round four, Berto started boxing from the outside in round five and had a few good rounds. Collazo got a second wind in rounds nine and ten, but Berto closed the fight strong to pull it out. Scores were 116-111, 114-113, 114-113.
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Heavyweight Tor Hamer (3-0, 3 KOs) pummeled Darion Moss (0-3), knocking Moss through the ropes to end it at 1:53 of round two.
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Unbeaten super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez (9-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Brad Austin (8-6, 5 KOs). Austin was down once in each once in each round before the bout was waved off at the 1:09 mark.
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U.S. Olympian welterweight Sadam Ali needed just 1:42 to destroy Ricky Thompson (1-5) in his highly anticipated pro debut. A right hook dropped Thompson, who beat the count but couldn’t continue due to a suspected broken eardrum.
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Junior welter Wes Ferguson (20-3-1, 6 KOs) stopped a game and determined Derrick Moon (13-26-1, 3 KOs) at 2:31 of round six.
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Unbeaten super middleweight Jonathan Nelson (8-0, 4 KOs) won a clear but competitive six-round unanimous decision over Richmond Dalphone (0-5-2). Scores were 60-54, 59-55, 59-55.



January 17th, 2009

Boxing Result

Ramirez stuns Alekseev!

Underdog claims WBO interim cruiser belt

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside

In the first huge shocker of 2009, highly touted cruiserweight hope Alexander Alekseev was stopped by unknown Argentinian Victor Emilio Ramirez after nine hard-fought rounds for the WBO interim cruiserweight title in front of 4000 excited fans on Saturday at the Burg-Wächter-Castello in Dusseldorf, Germany. Alekseev started well, keeping the distance and outboxing Ramirez in the first couple rounds. The Argentinian, however, managed to get some hard shots in at times while marching forward with bulldog-like aggression. The tide turned in the sixth when Alekseev got caught by some big body shots and was wobbled. The Russian came back in the seventh with a body shot himself that stunned Ramirez. Afterwards, it was the Argentinian who bullrushed Alekseev around the ring and connected with hard shots in the eight before wobbling the Spotlight fighter around the ring in the ninth, scoring with huge shots that had Alekseev out of his feet. The Russian was not able to get the momentum back and was almost down at the end of the round, eating punches in bunches. After the ninth, the corner of the Russian decided it was enough and threw in the towel, making it a tenth round TKO victory for the underog Victor Emilio “El Tyson del Abasto” Ramirez. Suffering his first career loss, Alekseev falls to 16-1. Scoring the big upset, Ramirez moves to 14-1 with 12 KOs, capturing the WBO interim belt. (more…)



January 17th, 2009

Boxing Result

Ennis outduels Taylor!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Several hundred fans traveled through the bitter cold, with temperatures reaching the single digits on Friday noght, to witness a highly entertaining five-bout card at the New Alhambra in South Philadelphia, PA. In the main event of the card promoted by Greg Robinson’s Xtreme Productions, welterweight prospect Derek “Pooh” Ennis (17-2-1, 12 KOs) proved once again he is ready to take the step back into a national picture with a well fought unanimous decision victory over dangerous veteran Clarence “Sonny Bono” Taylor(13-20-3, 6 KOs). (more…)



January 17th, 2009

Boxing Result

Yashiro barely keeps belt!

By Joe Koizumi

Unbeaten southpaw, WBC#14/WBA#13 Yoshimitsu Yashiro (21-0-2, 12 KOs), 129.75, very barely kept his Japanese national super-feather belt as he survived a couple of visits to the deck and desperately dominated the last two sessions down the stretch to be awarded a split draw (95-95, 94-94 and 94-96 against him) with mandatory challenger Takashi Miura (15-2-1, 13 KOs), 130, over furiously hard-fought ten heats on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. (more…)



January 17th, 2009

Boxing News

More on Cruz-Miranda!

Olympian Russell breaks opponent's jaw
Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Featherweight Orlando Cruz remained undefeated Friday night with a devastating fifth-round knockout over previously unbeaten Leonilo Miranda on ShoBox: The New Generation. Cruz improved to 16-0-1 while Miranda fell to 24-1. The tripleheader on SHOWTIME began with an impressive performance from 2008 United States Olympian Gary Russell, Jr. Making his professional debut, the talented 126-pounder defeated Antonio Reyes by TKO at 0:21 of the third round. In the second fight of the telecast, Marvin Quintero out-performed Nick Casal, who threw the towel in after the third round. The event, promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, took place at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Okla. (more…)



January 17th, 2009

Announcement

Ali to make debut tonight

Amateur sensation Sadam Ali is set to make his highly anticipated pro debut this Saturday night in Biloxi, Mississippi on the under card of the Berto-Collazo World Championship fight.  Fans are in for an extra treat in Biloxi as the energetic and extremely talented fighter sets out to make his mark as a pro boxer.  “We are happy to add Olympian Sadam Ali to our Saturday night show at the Beau Rivage,” said show promoter Lou DiBella of DiBella Entertainment.  “It should be a great fight.”

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January 17th, 2009

UFC

How Franklin got his groove back

UFC 93 on PAY-PER-VIEW TONIGHT!

Putting on 20 pounds is usually a cause for concern. In Rich Franklin’s case, it may have given his career a new spark after losing twice to Anderson Silva .  . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Pozo regains Euro title!

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Former European flyweight champion Ivan Pozo (30-5-1, 19 KOs) regained the vacant belt with an eight round  technical decision over Cristophe Rodrigues (15-15-3, 2 KOs) on Friday night at the Pabellon As Travesas inVigo, Spain. After six competitive rounds, the fighters clashed heads in the seventh cutting Vigo over the eye. Vigo’s corner was unable to stop the blood and after round eight the bout was stopped and sent to the scorecards.  Pozo will next face Andrea Sarritzu of Italy. The card was the first of 2009 for Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000.



January 17th, 2009

Boxing News

Cruz KOs Miranda!

Night of knockouts in Oklahoma

Undefeated featherweight Orlando Cruz (16-0-1, 7 KOs) scored an explosive one-punch fifth round knockout of world rated previously unbeaten KO artist Leonilo Miranda (24-1, 23 KOs) on Friday night at the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The favored Miranda pressed the action early and showed great power during a huge round three. Southpaw Cruz, however, weathered that storm and two rounds later he ended the fight with a punishing straight left hand that leveled Miranda for the count. Time was :39. Miranda is rated #5 by the WBA and #8 by the WBC.
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In a brutal and highly entertaining fight, lightweight Marvin Quintero (15-1, 12 KOs) outslugged Nick Casal (18-4-1, 14 KOs) during three violent rounds. Casal opted to stay on his stool after round three. Very impressive performance by Quintero.
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2008 United States Olympian Gary Russell, Jr. successfully made his pro debut with a third round TKO over  Antonio Reyes (3-3) in a 126-pound match. Russell looked good as he dropped Reyes in round two, and referee Steve Smogar stopped the fight 21 seconds into round three.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Ward to face Buchanan 2/6!

One day before Vic Darchinyan risks his IBF/WBC/WBA super flyweight belts against former world champion Jorge Arce on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, undefeated, world-ranked Andre Ward will defend his NABO super middleweight title against once-beaten Henry Buchanan on Friday, Feb. 6, on ShoBox The New Generation (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast). The ShoBox event, presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, will originate from The Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino at Lemoore, Calif. (more…)



January 16th, 2009

Boxing Result

Hernandez stuns McGirt Jr!

Former world title challenger Angel “Toro” Hernandez (29-7, 16 KOs) won an upset unanimous decision over James McGirt Jr (19-2-1, 9 KOs) in a super middleweight bout on Friday night at Mallory Square in Key West, Florida. Hernandez pressured the busier McGirt throughout the bout and was awarded with a 96-94, 96-94, 96-95 win. The bout was originally announced as a majority decision, due to a mistake in the addition on one of the cards. The McGirt camp was furious with the scoring.
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In the main event, jr middleweight Eromosele Albert (22-2-1, 10 KOs) pounded out a workmanlike ten round unanimous decision over late sub Germaine Sanders (27-7, 17 KOs). Scores were 100-90 on all cards. Alvbert was originally slated to face ex-world champion Carlos Quintana.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Morrison returns January 31!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison (48-3-1, 42 KOs) will be back in action on January 31 when he clashes with Corey Williams (7-9-2, 4 KOs) at the Albany Fair Grounds in Laramie, Wyoming. Also boxing on the undercard will be Mia St John (45-9-2, 18 KOs) who will meet Veronica Mahling (2-2, 2 KOs) in a exhibition bout. St John, 40 years of age, born Mia Rosales, resides in Oxnard, California. Morrison won the WBO heavyweight title by outpointing George Foreman in 1993. He is scheduled to be in Melbourne, Australia on April 17 for KO to Aids Fundraiser which is being organised by Australian promoter Peter Maniatis.



January 16th, 2009

Exclusive

Campbell wants Hatton!

By Flattop

IBF/WBO lightweight champion Nate Campbell is ready to move up to 140 pounds and challenge Ricky Hatton if the “Hitman” doesn’t come to terms with Manny Pacquaio. Having read FightNews for the past two weeks regarding the financial squabbling between the Pacquaio and Hatton camps, Campbell has released the following exclusive statement:

“I have been following the little drama between Hatton and Pac regarding their money dispute. Negotiating is one thing, but it should have at least some appearance of common sense. So I don’t blame Ricky one bit if he dumps that fight. And I hear his pops has a deal for a fight in the British Isles or something in the summer already lined up. Well let me just say this. If they can wait till after Feb 28 to make a decision about their opponent, then I hope they will keep my name in the mix. Its no secret that I am pulling for Marquez in his fight with Diaz on Feb 28, because I think there’s a legitimate chance of making a fight between me and Juan Manuel. Its also no secret that I truly believe that Willie Savannah will never put Juan Diaz anywhere near me again, regardless of whatever junk he says to the media. So if Diaz happens to pull off a win on Feb 28, then I will have some free time before my WBO mandatory (with Barrera or whoever) is due, and would be more than happy to come up and fight Ricky at 140 in England, the British Isles, or even at his momma’s house. And I understand and respect Hatton’s drawing power in the UK, and I never make negotiations a problem. Not to mention, it would be a helluva fight. So to Ricky I would say that if you end up dumping the Pac fight, then Hatton – Campbell is a pretty good bad Plan B. And before 100 people email me about how I am overlooking my fight with Funeka, well that’s just not true. I am preparing for Funeka as if my entire career is on the line, because it is, and because Funeka and the fans deserve that of me. But that certainly doesn’t mean I can’t take a minute or two here and there to think about what lies ahead.”

Nate Campbell
IBF/WBO Lightweight Champion



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Mexicali!

Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

Photo: Rafael Soto/Promociones Zanfer

Jose Luis Castillo 146 vs James Wayca 147
Guadalupe “Bronco” Rosales 134.5 vs Ricardo Dominguez 134.5
Giovanny Ruso Caro 122 vs Carlos Salado Yañez 121.5
(Mexican super bantamweight title)
Jesus Kalaka Navarro 118 vs Enrique Armenta 118
Jose “Negro” Ramirez 130 vs Omar Soriano 130
Venue: Palenque Del Fex, Mexicali, BC
Promoter: Zanfer/Hurtado Promotions
TV: Azteca America, TV Azteca



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Berto, Collazo make weight!

By Damien St. Pierre at the scale

Andre Berto 145.8 vs Luis Collazo 145.6
(WBC welterweight championship)
Edwin Rodriguez 167 vs Brad Austin 167
Wes Ferguson 138 vs Derrick Moon 136.5
(Contract weight 137, no reweighs agreement was made)
Tor Hamer 223 vs Darien Moss 224
Sadam Ali 143 vs Ricky Thompson 144.5
Richmond Dalphone 165.4 vs Jonathon Nelson 164
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, MS
Promoter: DeBella Entertainment
TV: HBO



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Miranda plans big 2009!

It was just like old times Wednesday night at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, as super middleweight contender Edison “Pantera” Miranda showed off his fearsome power once again as he knocked out Manuel Esparza in the third round on the “Hard Knocks at the Hard Rock” event.”Since my loss to Abraham, my economy has suffered like the US economy. I plan to fix my economy and the US economy starting with this knockout,” said Miranda, during the press conference. “This is just the beginning for me,” said Miranda, who was fighting for the first time since his rematch with Arthur Abraham last June. “I’ve learned how to take care of my body properly between fights, and now I feel sorry for anyone who steps into the ring with me in 2009 and in the coming years.” (more…)



January 16th, 2009

Scale Watch

UFC 93 at the scales

UFC 93 on PAY-PER-VIEW TOMORROW

From the O2 Dublin in Dublin, Ireland:
Rich Franklin 203 vs Dan Henderson 202
Mark Coleman 206 vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua 205
Jeremy Horn 185 vs Rousimar Palhares 184
Alan Belcher 186 vs Denis Kang 184
Marcus Davis 169 vs Chris Lytle 171
Alexandre Barros 170 vs Martin Kampmann 168
Antonio Mendes 204 vs Eric Schafer 205
Ivan Serati 204 vs Tomasz Drwal 203
John Hathaway 171 vs Tom Egan 169
Dennis Siver 155 vs Nate Mohr 156

 

UFC 93 is live on PPV from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, January 17 at 8 PM GMT. In the light heavyweight main event, former two-division world champion Dan Henderson will collide with former UFC middleweight king Rich Franklin in three-round war which will set the tone for the 205lbs division in 2009. Then, 2005 PRIDE® Grand Prix Champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returns to the Octagon™  to throw down with UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman in a rematch MMA fans thought they would never see. The pair last met in Japan in 2006, with the legendary Coleman pulling off a stunning upset by breaking Rua’s arm in the first round. For more info, visit 93.ufc.com



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

DKP tripleheader site found!

BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida

The BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida will host pro boxing for the first time when Don King Productions presents a world championship card at the South Florida venue on February 14. Promoter Don King has dubbed the event “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre,” featuring WBO/IBF lightweight champion Nate “Galaxxy Warrior” Campbell risking his crowns against IBF #1-ranked mandatory challenger Ali Funeka and former three-time world champion Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga meeting undefeated #3-ranked contender Alfredo “Perro” Angulo to determine the WBC’s #1-ranked mandatory challenger at the 154-pound limit; and another important match at 154 pounds with interim WBC super welterweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez will take on former IBF welterweight champion Kermit “The Killer” Cintron. King said he plans to have 10 fights or more on the card. Ticket prices and full event information will be announced next week. The BankAtlantic Center is the home arena for the NHL’s Florida Panthers.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back on Long Island!

Pro boxing returns January 23 to Long Island’s Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville, New York. The The card is presented by Bob Duffy’s Ring Promotions and Frankie G Productions. headliner is an eight-round New York State welterweight title fight between Long Island favorite Mike Ruiz (8-2, 5 KOs) and Daniel Sostre (7-3, 3 KOs). Middleweight George Walton (19-3, 12 KOs) meets unbeaten Jose Angel Rodriquez (12-0-1, 2 KOs) for the New York State middleweight crown in the eight-round co-feature. Also seeing action is light middleweight Tommy Rainone (12-2, 4 KOs), light heavyweight and 3-time National Golden Gloves champion Will Rosinsky. Tickets are $100, $75 and $40. Call 516-313-2304.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Margarito-Mosley near sellout!

Over 17,000 tickets have been sold for Margarito vs. Mosley for Saturday, January 24 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. There are about 600 upper balcony seats remaining. Top Rank and Golden Boy are promoting. HBO will televise.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Valero-Pitalua Purse Bid!

Maldonado to promote WBC title clash

Promociones Deportivas won the right to promote the WBC lightweight world title fight between Edwin Valero and Antonio Pitalua at a purse bid that has just been held at this WBC head office in Mexico City. Taking part at the bid were Golden Boy Promotions, OPI2000 (Salvatore Cherchi) and Promociones Deportivas (Ricardo Maldonado). The offer from Ricardo Maldonado was $211,000 (USD), Cherchi’s offer was $197,777 and Golden Boy offered $151,000.



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Barrera-Khan site named!

Clash lands at M.E.N. Arena in Manchester

The blockbuster showdown between Marco Antonio Barrera and Amir Khan will take place at The Manchester Evening News Arena on March 14th. Promoter Frank Warren yesterday announced that Khan would face the seven times, three weight, world champion, and today confirmed that the 20,000 seat venue will host the epic fight. Khan aims to exorcise his demons at the M.E.N Arena – where he suffered his first professional loss last September to Breidis Prescott – by beating the Mexcian legend and thrusting himself back into the elite fighters of the lightweight division. (more…)



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Alekseev, Ramirez make weight!

WBO cruiserweight interim title clash
Photo: Marianne Müller

Photo: Marianne Müller

Alexander Alekseev 198.8 vs Victor Emilio Ramirez 198.6
(WBO interim cruiserweight championship)
Ina Menzer 125.6 vs Esther Schouten 125.8
(WIBF & WBC featherweight world championship)
Gennady Golovkin 159.8 vs Javier Alberto Mamani 159.6
Markus Tomala 225.9 vs Liviu Ungureanu 216
Arthur Matern 153.8 vs Alexandru Stangaciu 145.5
Magomed Jangubaev 134.9 vs Sento Martinez 137.7
Venue: Burg-Wächter Castello in Düsseldorf
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)

Photo: Marianne Müller

Photo: Marianne Müller

Notes: The referee for the Alekseev-Ramirez WBO title bout will be Joe Cortez (USA). Judges are Manfred Küchler (GER), Fernando Laguna-Yenes (SPA), Andrew Smale (RSA). WBO supervisor is Luis Batista Salas (PUR). The referee for Menzer-Schouten will be Daniel van de Wiele (BEL). Judges are Jürgen Langos (GER), Andrew Smale (RSA) and Roger Tilleman (BEL). WIBF/WBC supervisors are Arthur Ellensohn (GER) and Edmund Lipinski (RUS).



January 16th, 2009

Feature Story

No easy fight

Margarito, Mosley promise victory—and a tough fight

Story by Chris Cozzone

One week away from their showdown, next Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, welterweight kingpin Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs) and former champ “Sugar” Shane Mosley (45-5, 38 KOs) have two things in common.

They both predict a tough fight next week, and they both expect to win . . . Click here for more



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Sylvester switches trainers!

New year, new coach, new challenge: Sebastian Sylvester has big plans for 2009. After dropping a points decision against WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm in November, the Hurricane decided to make a change. In 2009 he will not continue to work with the Viking Box-Team of manager Winfried Spiering and coach Hartmut Schroder. From the end of January on, he will work out in Berlin-Marzahn under the guidance of Karsten Rower. The new coach has been under contract with Sauerland Event since November 2008 and shall lead the ex-champion back to former glory. “Without a doubt this is a very important step in my career,” Sylvester said. “After all the years with Winne Spiering and Hartmut Schroder this decision did not come easily. But after giving it a deliberate thought, I decided that this is the right move for me.” (more…)



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Hussein: Vic won’t get touched!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

According to sparring partners Hussein Hussein and Lenny Zappavigna, WBA/IBF/WBC super flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KOs) will be too strong for Jorge Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs) when they clash on February 7th in Anaheim, California. “He certainly does feel a lot stronger and quicker,” said Australia’s unbeaten IBF Pan Pacific light welterweight champion Zappavigna. Darchinyan’s stablemate Hussein Hussein, who lost two memorable fights against Arce, was confident his friend would overcome the Mexican, provided he didn’t get involved in a slugfest “You don’t want to get into trading punches with Arce, because he loves that and he’s a busy fighter and he can punch, but if Vic gets the distance like he did against Mijares, he won’t get touched.”



January 16th, 2009

Interview

Travieso’s tirade!

Arce promises a KO over Darchinyan!

Interview by Felipe Leon

Since the announcement of the mega fight between WBA interim super flyweight champion Jorge “Travieso” Arce (51-4-1, 39 KOs) and undisputed 115-pound king Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (31-1-1, 25 KsO), most of the verbal barbs have been delivered, non surprisingly, by the latter. Arce, for the most part, has been taking the high road, not sharing his now-famous, eloquent counter attacks for Darchinyan’s insults and boasts.

Until now . . . . Click here for exclusive interview



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Hatton Update!

The Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight has been saved by promoter Bob Arum after a disagreement over the purse split put the proposed May 2 bout in jeopardy. “There was a lot of confusion about why we did 50-50 but everyone now understands why this is a good deal,” Arum told the Manchester Evening News. “This thing is going to happen. Earlier in the week it was in disarray, now everything is back in order.”



January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Taylor: Mundine’s in trouble!

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

World rated middleweight Shannan Taylor ( 48-6-3, 34 KOs) is ready to cause a major upset in defeating former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (34-3, 23 KOs) when they clash on February 11 at the Wollongong Entertainment Center, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. “To me this is a title fight,” said Taylor. “Mentally it’s a title fight. I’m preparing my body for war. I’m more focused than I have ever been in my whole life. When I want something I can do anything. Right now I want something. Guess what? I want Mundine. He’s in trouble. I’ve known Choc since his football days. He talks like an idiot in the press but I am always first to defend the guy. I don’t want him to disrespect me. I got so much respect for him, which is why I am doing 5AM runs when I know he is sleeping in. If Choc thinks this ain’t a fight, he’ll wake up the next day crying over his cornflakes.”



January 16th, 2009

UFC

Lytle no stereotype!

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January 16th, 2009

Boxing News

Pozo vs Rodrigues for Euro title!

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Tonight Salvatore Cherchi’s OPI 2000 will promote the first show of 2009 from Vigo, Spain. In the main event former European champion Ivan Pozo 29-5-1, 19 KOs will fight French Christophe Rodrigues 15-14-3, 2 KOs for the vacant European flyweight championship. The winner will face Andrea Sarritzu of Italy. On the undercard will fight former European super featherweight champion and mandatory challenger Leva Kirakosyan 28-5, 19 KOs. The show will be broadcast in live streaming worldwide on www.streamit.it (channel 9), starting at 10 PM Spanish time (4:00 P.M. Eastern-time in the United States).



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