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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

WBA tripleheader on year-end show in Japan

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada On the last day of the year, there will be a WBA world tripleheader at Ota Ward ...

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Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

Yamanaka to defend WBC 118lb belt against #1 Suriyan tomorrow

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Naoki Fukuda Unbeaten WBC bantamweight champ, Japanese southpaw Shinsuke Yamanaka (21-0-2, 16 KOs) will put his belt on the ...

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Interview: Daniel Geale

Interview: Daniel Geale

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo: Werner Kalin Former IBF/WBA Daniel Geale talks to Fightnews.com about his scheduled December 3rd bout against ...

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Boxing Result

Adamek TKOs Maddalone

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos by Marty Rosengarten/www.RingsidePhotos.com

Top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KOs) moved a step closer to a world title shot with an impressive fifth round TKO over over Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24 KOs) on Thursday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The much quicker Adamek pretty much had his way from the get-go, connecting with rapid-fire clean shots. Adamek floored Maddalone in round five and Vinny’s corner stopped the fight after Adamek punished the wobbly Maddalone some more. Time was 2:17.

Unbeaten middleweight Patrick Majewski (14-0, 9 KOs) scored a spectacular eighth round knockout over Eddie Caminero (7-4, 7 KOs). Cuts around the right eye hampered Majewski, but he rallied in the late rounds and knocked out Caminero in the last round. Time was 1:20. For more details and photos click here…



December 9th, 2010



Feature Story

Bantam Tourney Presser

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

The promoters and fighters involved with The Bantamweight Tournament: Winner Takes All – a two-stage, single-elimination tournament of 118-pounders – took center stage on Thursday in the final press conference to discuss the two Semifinal bouts set to take place on Saturday, Dec. 11, LIVE on SHOWTIME® at 9 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) from Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.

In the opening bout, undefeated, world-ranked rising star Abner Mares (20-0-1, 13 KOs), of Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico, will face two-division world champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (35-2-1, 27 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, by way of Armenia.

Then, former IBF 118-pound champ Joseph King Kong Agbeko (27-2, 22 KOs), of Bronx, N.Y., by way of Ghana, Africa, will try to earn back the title from the man that won it from him, current IBF champ Yonnhy “El Colombiano” Perez (20-0-1, 14 KOs), of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., by way of Colombia.

With a win over Darchinyan, Mares could earn a rematch against Perez, who he fought to a disputed majority draw last May 22, or face the hard-hitting Agbeko. If Darchinyan wins his semifinal bout, he could face the last man to beat him, Agbeko, who won a close, unanimous decision in July 2009.

Highlights of what the fighters had to say on Thursday at the final press conference: (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Aguas Buenas, PR

Photos by Enrique “Quique” Vázquez/Promociones Miguel Cotto, Inc.

Michael Pérez 136 vs. José Hernández 135
Luis Cruz 130 vs. Wilfredo Acuña 128.5
Eddie Gómez 154 vs. TBA
Jonuel Tapia 155 vs. Emill González 157
Wilfredo Bones 127 vs. Christopher Rivera 128
Abner Cotto 134.5 vs. Alberto Trinidad 134.5
Jonathan González 155 vs. Gundrick King 154
Luis hernandez 150 vs. Jonathan Lozada 154
Jorge Maysonet 135 vs. Juan Carlos Ortiz 138
Promoter: Golden Boy Promotions , Promociones Miguel Cotto & H2 Entertainment
Venue: Samuel “Sammy” Rodríguez Coliseum in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico
TV: Telefutura
Click here for more photos…



December 9th, 2010

UFC

UFC teams up with Orbitz

Seeing an Ultimate Fighting Championship® event live is one of the greatest experiences in all of professional sports. Now, traveling to UFC events is easier than ever before. The UFC announced today that it selected the Orbitz Worldwide Distribution private label travel solution to power hotel, airfare, car rental and dynamic packaging capabilities on UFC.com. Beginning today, fans can log on to UFC.com and book international and domestic travel packages to UFC events all over the world. (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Pascal/Hopkins Transcript

WBC light heavyweight world champion Jean Pascal and former two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins spoke to the press this week via teleconference about their SHOWTIME-televised December 18 world championship fight at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.

Here is a transcript of that call… (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Photo

De La Hoya outpoints Khan

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Showing he still has the the moves, Oscar De La Hoya was quick enough to smear Amir Khan with a finger full of birthday cake at the end of today’s final press conference in Las Vegas. Khan, who faces Marcos Maidana Saturday, was given a birthday cake to celebrate turning 24 yesterday.



December 9th, 2010

UFC

GSP, Koscheck face off

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

Photo: Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck face off at the UFC 124 pre-fight press conference at the Bell Centre today in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

For more info on UFC 124, visit www.UFC.com



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

“TNT” Thomas returns to battle

Massive Jamaican heavyweight prospect Lenroy “TNT” Thomas returns to battle this Saturday night, December 11th against veteran Arron Lyons, as the special attraction six round bout at Day I Rise, an action packed evening of professional boxing at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Day I Rise is headlined by the homecoming return of former world champion Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy who will take on Dhafir Smith in the main event as part of the seven bout card. (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan, Maidana quick quotes

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

Khan – “This is a big fight for me. My dream was always to fight in Las Vegas and having my name lit up on the strip. This time has come for me at the age of 24-years-old. Maidana is a big threat in this division but it’s my time. It’s going to be a big night and I want to end the year with fireworks.”

Roach – “We’re ready for the fight. We’ve been all over the world training for this fight (with) different sparring partners and different scenery. It’s been a really good 10 week camp. Amir is ready and this is going to be ‘Fight of the Year.”

Maidana – “This is a very important fight for my career, but not the hardest.”

Ortiz – “I know I’m up for a tough fight and I don’t look past anyone. There has been questions about a rematch (with Maidana) or a fight against Khan. They have their thing to do Saturday and I have mine. He’s a great fighter and his record speaks for itself. Enjoy the fight Saturday night?”

Peterson – “This fight is a must win for me. Look forward to a good fight this weekend.”



December 9th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights From Saltillo, Coahuila

Fernando Montiel 119 vs. Giovani Soto 119
Daniel Rosas 118 vs. Felipe Urucuta 118
Hernan Marquez 114 vs. Jesus Mata 114
Miguel Beltran 130 vs. Arturo Tebaqui 130
Venue: Gimnasio Municipal, Saltillo, Coahuila
TV: TV Azteca
Promoter: Zanfer



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Belgium

Five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was just spotted in Belgium. Mayweather Jr. is there in support of Said Ouali (27-3, 19 KOs) who is under the Mayweather Promotions banner. Ouali will meet former world champion Randall Bailey (41-7, 36 KOs) tomorrow Friday in an IBF welterweight title eliminator. Bailey weighed 143.2 and Ouali weighed 146.5 today.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bantam Tourney PR Feature Video

From across the globe, SHOWTIME has assembled the top boxers in the bantamweight class: Yonnhy Perez, King Kong Agbeko, Abner Mares, and Vic Darchinyan. Watch all four bantamweights speak 48 hours before … THE BANTAMWEIGHT TOURNAMENT airs live on SHOWTIME. The action begins with two semifinal bouts on Sat, Dec. 11 at 9pm ET/PT. For more photos and videos from the Bantamweight Tournament Visit sports.sho.com.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bika targets Wood

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 2007 super middleweight “Contender” champion Sakio Bika (28-5-2, 18 KOs) has challenged the 2010 super middleweight “Australian Contender” champion Garth Wood (10-1-1, 5 KOs), who is fresh from a fifth round KO victory of WBA#2 Anthony Mundine on Wednesday at the Acer Arena in Sydney.

Bika’s trainer Dave Birchell said, “Great win by Garth Wood over Mundine. Sakio Bika would welcome a bout with Wood. Contender Champ vs Contender Champ has got to be worth doing now? Garth vs Sakio, would be good while it lasts.” (more…)



December 9th, 2010

UFC

McCorkle the entertainer

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

It’s a fact that can’t be confirmed, but it’s probably safe to say that every fighter has done it, practicing what he would say if interviewed by the worldwide media, dreaming of how he would win his debut on the sport’s biggest stage. Most never get that chance, and many who do freeze under the bright lights . . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

For more info on UFC 124, visit www.UFC.com



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Photo of the day

Photo: Emily Harney

Mark Wahlberg, Micky Ward and producer, David O. Russell, stepped out Wednesday night for a private showing of Mark’s latest movie, “The Fighter,” at the Patriot Cinemas in the Hingham Shipyard. Wahlberg plays “Irish” Mickey Ward, a boxer whose half-brother (Christian Bale) helps to train him before he goes pro in the mid-1980s. Amy Adams co-stars as Ward’s love interest in the film, which is directed by David O. Russell (Paramount).

In other Micky Ward news, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) announced today that Ward has pledged to donate his brain after his death to the CSTE Brain Donation Registry and will participate in CSTE longitudinal research.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Holyfield-Williams back on?

The off again/on again clash between former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield and Sherman “Tank” Williams is on again. This time it’s scheduled for January 22 at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Contracts have yet to be finalized.

The 48-year-old Holyfield is also scheduled to face former Danish contender “Super-Brian” Nielsen on March 5 in Copenhagen.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Vinny Maddalone update

Story and photos by Przemek Garczarczyk

Vinny Maddalone (33 6, 24 KOs) decided not to stay in the hotel just next to Prudential Center in Newark, where in couple of hours he will in his own words “fight the fight of my life” against Tomasz Adamek (42 1, 27 KOs). Instead, Maddalone choose his own home and some quality time in the evening with his wife Kathy and couple of friends in his favorite hangout near his home, “Piccolo Sogno.” What better place to have dinner before his biggest heavyweight challenge than the Italian trattoria called “A Little Dream?” (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Sosa vs Wonjongkam?

Mexican newspaper giant ESTO has reported that it looks like former WBC Light flyweight champion Edgar Sosa (41-6, 24 KOs) of Mexico will meet WBC Flyweight champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam (77-3-1, 41 KOs) of Thailand February 28th. Pongsaklek is scheduled to make non-mandatory defense December 30th in Thailand against an opponent to be announced. No site has been determined as of yet for the Sosa-Wonjongkam bout.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

New foe for Cleverly

Unbeaten light heavyweight Nathan Cleverly (20-0, 10 KOs) was scheduled to fight against Alejandro Lakatus for the interim WBO world title on Saturday at the Liverpool Echo Arena, however there is now a change in plans. Cleverly will instead face EU beltholder Nadjib Mohammedi (23-1, 12 KOs) after Lakatos pulled out with pneumonia.



December 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Nacho Beristain

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Among the 2011 class of inductees to the International Boxing Hall of Fame is legendary Mexican trainer and manager Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain.

The 67-year-old Beristain has trained 20 champions including three Hall of Famers, Ricardo ‘Finito’ Lopez, Humberto “Chiquita” Gonzalez and Daniel Zaragoza. Currently he trains one of the best fighters in the world in recent years, three-time world champion Juan Manuel Marquez, who is a serious contender for the Hall of Fame in the future. (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Hazegawa-Gonzalez to Mexico?

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Sources report that Mexican promoter Oswaldo Kuchle of Promociones del Pueblo and Japan’s Akihiko Honda of Teiken Promotions could meet this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, to try to reach an agreement for the fight between WBC featherweight world champion Hozumi Hasegawa and mandatory challenger and former world champion Jhonny Gonzalez in early 2011. Promociones del Pueblo and Teiken Promotions are currently in ‘free negotiations’ and have until January 10 to make an arrangement. If no agreement is reached, the WBC will hold a purse bid for the fight. Apparently the Mexican company wants to bring Hasegawa to Mexico to defend his belt, possibly in the Arena Mexico in Mexico City.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bradley-Alexander NYC Presser

On Wednesday, Devon Alexander “The Great and Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley speak at a media luncheon in New York City. Tensions were climbing on the second day of a promotional tour that began at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI on Tuesday. THE SUPER FIGHT, Alexander vs. Bradley will take place on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.



December 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Ed Paredes

Photo: Emily Harney

South Florida-based Dominican Ed “The Lion” Paredes (25-3-1, 16 KOs) will meet power punching former two time world title challenger Antonio Pitalua (50-4, 44 KOs) of Colombia this Friday for the WBO Latino welterweight title. The scheduled twelve rounder will take place at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida with Tuto Zabala, Jr./All Star Boxing promoting. (more…)



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Reveco seeking manager, trainer

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Current WBA interim light flyweight world champion Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina has announced that he is no longer with manager Osvaldo Rivero and trainer Julio Pablo Chacon. Reveco says he broke away for various reasons, mainly because certain points of his contract were not met. He waited until now to make the news public out of respect for his friend Jonathan Barros, who was training to fight for the world title. Reveco says he’s not retiring and wants to evaluate proposals before proceeding further. He is slated to fight WBA interim light flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez in 2011.



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Vegas workouts slideshow

All the shots from today’s workouts at the IBA Gym in Las Vegas, featuring Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Victor Ortiz and Lamont Peterson. Photos by Chris Cozzone. Click here



December 8th, 2010




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