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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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Mchunu dominates Wilson, Dargan KOs Perez

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Weights from Phoenix

Weights from Phoenix

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Konstantin Ponomarev 148.6 vs. Cosme Rivera 145.6 Trevor McCumby 173.6 vs. Martin Verdin 176 Egidijus Kavaliauskas 147.8 vs. Eduardo ...

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Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Salido, Kokietgym, Mendoza, Garcia make weight

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Orlando Salido 130 vs. Terdsak Kokietgym 130 (WBO interim jr lightweight title) Javier Mendoza 108 vs. Ramón García 108 (IBF jr flyweight title) Angel ...

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UFC

Dan Hardy joins UFC Fight Pass as Color Commentator

Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy – the popular and charismatic former UFC® welterweight title contender – will serve as the color commentator for six UFC Fight Night events to be screened exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS™, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization announced on Friday. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014



Boxing News

Weights from Garden City, Kansas

Herbert Acevedo 138 vs. Marcos Herrera 140
(Kansas State & Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) Midwest title)

Joel Vargas Liberal 156 vs. Trinidad Marry 158
(Kansas middleweight title)

Fernando Serrano 145 vs. Guy Smith Jr 143
Steven Garcia 145 vs. Emmanuel Llanos 145

American Legion, Garden City, Kansas
Promoter: Juan Aldana Jr (JAB Promotions)
Matchmaker: Juan Aldana Jr
Tickets: 620-272-3952



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing Result

Vazquez retains title; Sonsona KOs Shimoda; Olympic gold medalists KO foes

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

IBF lightweight world champion Miguel “Titere” Vazquez (34-3, 13 KOs) of Mexico retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Russian Denis Shafikov (33-1-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night in the Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macau, China. It was a typical tactical Vazquez fight as he used his height and ring movement to outbox the aggressive Shafikov when he wasn’t holding him. The challenger never got much going. Vazquez was cut over the left eye in round four. Shafikov was cut over the right eye in round seven. Scores were 115-113, 116-112, 119-109.

2008/2012 Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming (4-0, 1 KO) of China scored a seventh round KO over Thailand’s Yokthong Kokietgym (15-4, 11 KOs) in a flyweight bout. Shiming dropped Kokietgym three times in round seven. Time was 2:09.

In a crossroads fight between former world champions, Filipino Marvin Sonsona (18-1-1, 15 KOs) scored a crushing third round KO over Japan’s Akifumi Shimoda (28-4-2, 12 KOs) in a bout fought in the featherweight division. Shimoda got off to a good start, but a left uppercut from Sonsona put Shimoda out cold. Time was 1:17. Sonsona is now the WBO International beltholder. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 Predictions

That’s right boys and girls, it’s time for another Olympic caliber edition of the Downes Side! I can’t guarantee that it will be as exciting as pairs ice dancing (too many twizzles for me to compete with), but it will be a close second . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Hatton Promotions, Martin Murray part ways

Hatton Promotions Statement: Hatton Promotions has taken the decision to allow Martin Murray’s contract to expire. This means the company will no longer financially invest further in Martin’s career following the St Helens boxer’s unwillingness to commit to opportunities negotiated on his behalf. Offers for world title fights with Gennady Golovkin and Felix Sturm have been on the table for a number of weeks, but Murray has decided to hold off signing any agreements. Neither of these offers will be available indefinitely, with Sturm now looking at alternative opponents and Golovkin only likely to appear in Europe once more before pressing forwards with his career in the United States. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Miller defeats Engel in Albany, NY

By Boxing Bob Newman
Photos: Boxing Bob Newman

The 2014 debut of Take It Light Promotions kicked off in Albany, NY with a seven bout card under “The Egg” at the Empire Plaza. In the main event, Shawn Miller had to climb of the canvas in the first round to get the win two rounds later when Kevin Engel ruptured his right bicep, surrendering on his stool in obvious pain after the third of a scheduled ten. (more…)



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Lundy beats Santana, Imam stops Robinson

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Lightweight Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (24-3-1, 11 KOs) hammered out a ten round unanimous decision over Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-1, 11 KOs) on Friday night at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. Lundy outworked Santana and scored a knockdown in round nine to win 98-91 on all cards.

In a clash of undefeated super lightweights, Amir “Young Master” Imam (13-0, 12 KOs) scored a spectacular fourth knockout of Jared “The Quiet Storm” Robinson (14-1, 6 KOs). Imam knocked Robinson clean through the ropes all the to the ground. He made it back in the ring but the bout was stopped.

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February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Boxcino Tournament Results

The quarterfinals of ESPN2’s “Boxcino 2014″ lightweight tournament kicked off on Friday night at the Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada.

Fernando Carcamo (16-5, 13 KOs) scored an impressive second round TKO over previously unbeaten Samuel Neequaye (21-1, 15 KOs). Carcamo dropped Neequaye in round one and got the stoppage after staggering Neequaye with a fierce assault in round two. Time was 1:58.

Miguel Gonzalez (23-3, 16 KOs) won an unpopular six round split decision over Miguel Angel Mendoza (21-3-2, 21 KOs), Scores were 58-56, 58-56 for Gonzalez, 58-56 for Mendoza.

In an entertaining slugfest, Petr Petrov (33-4-2, 14 KOs) won a six round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Fedor Papazov (14-1, 9 KOs). Scores were 58-56 on all cards.

In the opening bout, Chris Rudd (13-1, 8 KOs) won a seven round unanimous decision over Yakubu Amidu (19-5-2, 17 KOs). The scheduled six-rounder went to a round seven “drawbreaker round” with Rudd pulling it out. No scores announced.



February 22nd, 2014

Boxing News

Abdusalamov Family sues NYSAC for $100 million

Bakanay Adusalamova, the wife of injured boxer Magomed Abdusalmanov, has on behalf of their three infant children, filed a $100 million lawsuit against the State of New York and NYSAC claiming “carelessness, negligence, medical malpractice and wanton disregard” in allowing Abdusalmanov to be “repeatedly, seriously, unreasonably and violently beaten, bludgeoned, punched and pummeled by his opponent without proper, timely or adequate recognition and/or rescue” and that Abdusalamov “was further caused, allowed and permitted to sustain life-threatening injuries including but not limited to acute traumatic brain injury, significant and permanent brain damage, coma and multiple comminuted facial fractures due to the improper, untimely and inadequate medical care and treatment” provided by the commission.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Glen Johnson wins by 4th round TKO

Photo: Emily Harney

Former two-time world champion Glen Johnson (54-18-2, 37 KOs) stopped the game Jaime Velazquez (11-6-2) in the fourth round of their scheduled eight-round main event light heavyweight bout at “Home Sweet Home,” presented by Classic Entertainment & Sports. Providence’s Toka Kahn-Clary also won in impressive fashion by technical knockout in the scheduled six-round co-feature.

Velazquez, the Pawtucket, R.I., native making his first appearance in 15 years, gave Johnson three strong rounds before the “Road Warrior” poured it on the fourth. Johnson hurt Velazquez early with a body shot and began teeing off as the round wore on, at one point nearly sending Velazquez through the ropes. Velazquez did his best to stay on his feet before a huge overhand right by Johnson sent him teetering into the ropes and prompting Velazquez’s trainer, Roland Estrada, to throw in the towel at the 1 minute, 59 second mark. (more…)



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Grand Rapids

Jordan Shimmell 204 vs Damon Reed 220.8
Johnny Garcia 145.6 vs Angel Hernandez Jr 146.6
Purnell Gates 154.8 vs Ryan Davis 153.8
Nicholas Givhan 141.6 vs Federico Flores Jr 140.6
Thad Berkhousen 190.4 vs Santos Martinez 192.0
Vincent Jennings Jr 123.4 vs Jose Andaluz 119.2
Antonio Urista 158.2 vs Jeffery Carpenter 155.6
Ruben Esparza 212.4 vs Alex Rozman 249.8

Venue: DeltaPlex Arena
Promoter: Two Fists Promotions
Tickets: www.deltaplex.com
Doors open 6 PM, first bout at 7



February 21st, 2014

UFC

UFC 170 at the scales

UFC 170, which is headlined by the UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout between Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann, and the light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Patrick Cummins, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. Fans can also watch the first two prelim bouts only on UFC Fight Pass at 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Sara McMann (135) VS Ronda Rousey (135)

PPV MAIN CARD
Daniel Cormier (205) VS Patrick Cummins (205)
Demian Maia (170) VS Rory MacDonald (171)
TJ Waldburger (171) VS Mike Pyle (171)
Stephen Thompson (170.5) VS Robert Whittaker (170)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Jessica Eye (136) VS Alexis Davis (135)
Pedro Munhoz (135) VS Raphael Assuncao (136)
Cody Gibson (135.5) VS Aljamain Sterling (135.5)
Josh Sampo (126) VS Zach Makovsky (125)
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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins-Shumenov is on for April 19

Looks like Showtime will present a light heavyweight unification fight between IBF champ Bernard Hopkins and WBA champ Beibut Shumenov on April 19. The bout will take place at the DC Armory in Washington DC. The card will be promoted by Golden Boy.



February 21st, 2014

Twitter Watch

Khan: Mayweather wasted my time

Amir Khan has lashed out at Floyd Mayweather and his team after his long expected fight against Mayweather still hasn’t materialized. Khan told The National that Mayweather has “has dodged two of the quickest fighters in the business (him and Pacquiao) and stated that Floyd selects opponents who are “slow, with no footwork, one-dimensional fighters. He cherry-picks them, to make himself look good.” In a Tweet, Khan said the May 3 fight is not happening.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez faces tough challenge in Shafikov

By Graham Houston


Mexico’s Miguel Vazquez has been an underrated fighter for much of his career, and after seven successful defences of the IBF lightweight title he is finally getting the respect he deserves. However, I believe that Vazquez’s four-year reign as champion is in considerable jeopardy when he meets Russia’s Denis Shafikov on neutral ground in Macau on Saturday — China’s Olympic gold medallist Zou Shiming tops the bill as far as the local populace is concerned but for boxing fans around the world the Vazquez-Shafikov fight is the true main event.

Shafikov, a 28-year-old southpaw, is unbeaten in 34 fights. Although held to a draw by Italy’s Brunet Zamora, he beat Zamora quite comfortably on points in a rematch two years later, which indicates to me that Shafikov is an improving fighter.

Top Rank is promoting Saturday’s show, and it might be significant that Shafikov joined the Top Rank roster last year. (Shafikov made his debut for the company with a seven-round TKO win in Texas last August.)

Vazquez is the favourite, and rightly so. He is an accomplished boxer with an excellent left jab, and very difficult to hit cleanly with his constant movement: his looseness of style, limbs always in motion, makes his nickname of “Puppet” quite apropos. Vazquez is a frustrating boxer to fight. His long left hand scores points while keeping his opponents from closing in on him, and he is adept at pulling away from punches and countering after making an opponent miss.

Shafikov, though, just might have the recipe for success with a style that is based on intelligently applied pressure. I think that he will be the stronger man in the fight because he boxed as a junior welterweight before moving down in weight to box at 135 pounds late in 2012. (more…)



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Dover, Delaware

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Ray Robinson 146 vs. Aslanbek Kosaev 146.5
Cornelius Lock 125.5 vs. Rogers Mtagwa 125
Kamarah Pasley 198 vs. Travis Reeves 197
Joey Tiberi 136 vs. Charles Jones 130
David Murray 190 vs. Earl Platt 192
Kyrone Davis 159 vs. Joshua Warf 156
Milton Santiago 139 vs. Christian Daniels 142.5

Promoter: Champs Management
Venue: Dover Downs Hotel and Casino



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Puebla

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodriguez

Mariana Juarez 114.65 vs. Melissa Mc Morrow 112.20
(WBC International super-flyweight title)

Miguel Roman 134.65 vs. Enrique Tinoco 130.25
Abdiel Ramirez 136.90 vs. Guadalupe Rosales 133.35

Venue: Gimnasio Miguel Hidalgo, Puebla, Mexico.
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: TELEVISA (Mexico)

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February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Shimoda vs Sonsona on Solo Boxeo Tecate Saturday night

Macao – Solo Boxeo Tecate returns this Saturday night, February 22, at 12:00 midnight eastern, 11:00 pm Central and Pacific on UniMas. In another special night of international boxing from Asia, we have a great World Champion battle between Akifumi Shimoda of Japan vs Philippine Marvin Sonsona for the vacant WBO International Featherweight Title, in a 12 round bout from the Cotai Arena at The Venetian in Macao, China. Top Rank is promoting.

Akifumi Shimoda (28-3-2, 12 KOs), from Tokyo Japan. Shimoda, one of the Japanese boxing stars, is currently ranked #2 in the world. Marvin Sonsona (17-1-1, 14 KOs), of General Santos City in the Philippines, is a young former WBO Super Flyweight champion.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Westminster, Maryland

By Gary Digital Williams

Mark Tucker 175 vs. Paul Vasquez 171
Zakki Scott 233 vs. Robert Alfonso 241
Seth Billups 138 vs. Benjamin Olinga 140.5
Ievgen Khytsov 164 vs. Julius Kennedy 164.5
Jeremy Trussell 167 vs. Greg Hackett 173.5
Rolando Chinea 135 vs. Raphael Luna 137

Venue: Shipley Arena, Westminster, Maryland



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from London

Tony Conquest 199 vs. Daniel Ammann 198
(Vacant Commonwealth cruiserweight title)

Chris Eubank Jr. 164 vs. Alistair Warren 164
Tom Baker 169 vs. Harry Matthews 169

Venue: York Hall, Bethnal Green, London
Promoter: Queensberry Promotions



February 21st, 2014

UFC

Watch UFC 170 weigh-ins

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Watch the official weigh-in for UFC 170 live from the Mandalay Bay, Friday, February 21st at 7pm/4pm ETPT.
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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE PPV on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

“Gallo” Estrada visits Panama

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By Gabriel F.Cordero

Mexican WBA and WBO unified flyweight champion Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada was was in Panama City this week. One of his stops was a visit to the offices of the World Boxing Association where he was received by Executive Vice President Gilberto J. Mendoza.

Estrada and his working team was also in attendance at Thursday night’s Thursday boxing event in support of Carlos “El Divino” Fontes, who was taking on local favorite Luis “Nica” Concepcion.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Lorenzo calls out Fortuna

By Robert Coster

Tough former junior lightweight contender Francisco Lorenzo (39-12, 17 Kos) has called out to ex WBA interim featherweight champion Javier Fortuna not to face openly gay Puerto Rican boxer Orlando Cruz in La Romana, Dominican Republic, scheduled for March 10th. “Javier, I’m calling on you to fight a real man, not some gay guy. The Dominican people don’t want to see that. So, I propose — fight ME!” clamors Lorenzo, a grizzled 42-year-old veteran that has faced eight world champions in his career and is reputed for his warrior spirit and iron chin. In 2010, Lorenzo and Fortuna fought to a one round no-contest due to a clash of heads between both boxers. “I want to get Javier Fortuna back in the ring, an all-Dominican affair. Let’s make it at 130 pounds and may the best man win,” concluded Lorenzo.



February 21st, 2014

UFC

Cummins’ Shock the World Tour Begins

You’ve probably heard the stories about Patrick Cummins’ chat with UFC president Dana White while the light heavyweight prospect worked his day job at a California coffee shop, or the Pennsylvania native’s claims that he made his UFC 170 opponent, Daniel Cormier, cry in the wrestling room when the two worked out years ago . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann is LIVE on PPV Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT from Las Vegas Click here for more info



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez, Shafikov make weight for IBF lightweight world title clash

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Miguel Vazquez 134.8 vs. Denis Shafikov 134.8
(IBF featherweight championship)

Akifumi Shimoda 125.8 vs. Marvin Sonsona 125.6
(WBO International featherweight title)

Zou Shiming 111.8 vs. Yokthong Kokietgym 110.6
Ryota Murata 161.4 vs. Carlos Nascimento 160.6
Egor Mekhontsev 177.2 vs. Atthaporn Jaritram 173.6
Rex Tso 114.6 vs. Mako Matsuyama 114.4
Kuok Kun Ng 152.4 vs. Rocky Alap-Alap 150
Harmonito Dela Torre 131.4 vs. Yakobus Heluka 128
Jerwin Ancajas 115.6 vs. Inthanon Sithchamuang 114.6

Venue: Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, China
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO2

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February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

ESPN2 Friday Night Fights “Boxcino” weights

Yakubu Amidu 135 vs. Chris Rudd 135.5
Fedor Papazov 135 vs. Petr Petrov 134.5
Miguel Gonzalez 134 vs. Miguel Angel Mendoza 135
Fernando Carcamo 135.5 vs. Samuel Neequaye 135

Venue: Edgewater Casino in Laughlin, Nevada
Promoter: Banner
TV: ESPN2



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Diego

By Felipe Leon

Fernando Garcia 136 vs Adolfo Landeros 135
Elias Espadas 163 vs Omar Barefield 166
Jonathan Quiroz 115 vs Daniel Covielles 116
Roque Ramos 129 vs Thomas Herrera 127
Jorge Ruiz 127 vs Luis Silva 130
Manuel Ceballos 175 vs 174 Jerome Buchanan
Francisco Ramirez 147 vs Rey Mena 145

When: Friday, February 21st, 7:00pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Promoter: Paco Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions and A&T Gym
Tickets: (619) 743-0698



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Albany, New York

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Photo: Diana Rodriguez

Shawn Miller 176 vs. Kevin Engel 175.8
Eric Fields 196 vs. Rayford Johnson 204
Joe Yerdon 157 vs. Malik Jackson 157
Joe Gbolo 135 vs. Joe Shell 133
Brian Clookey 221 vs. Ray Santiago 241
Lavisas Williams 131.6 vs. Rigoberto Miranda 131.4
Louis King 178 vs. Mathew Leddick 170.5

Promoter: Take It Light Promotions
Venue: “The Egg” Under Empire Plaza
Matchmaker: Diana Rodriguez
Doors Open: 6 p.m., First Bell: 7 P.m.



February 21st, 2014

Boxing News

Concepcion wins tech decision; Arias shocks Nunez

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Former WBA world champion Luis “El Nica” Concepcion (31-3, 22 KOs) scored a one-sided nine-round unanimous technical decision over Carlos “El Divino” Fonte (17-2, 14 KOs) at the Figali Plaza on Thursday on the banks of the Panama Canal. Scores were 88-83, 88-81, 88-83. Concepcion, who retained the WBC silver belt, is hoping to land a title shot against the current WBC flyweight world champion Akira Yaegashi.

In an upset, Jonathan “Aguas” Arias (15-9, 13 KOs) scored a shock second round TKO over former world flyweight title challenger Ricardo “Matematico” Nunez (26-5, 22 KOs). Arias dropped Nunez twice in the second round and got a referee’s stoppage with his follow up barrage. Time was 1:39.

Unbeaten welterweight Alberto Mosquera (21-0-2, 14 KOs) scored a fifth round KO over Fidel Monterrosa (31-9-1, 25 KOs). A body shot finished Monterrosa



February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Santana-Lundy weigh-in erupts

Photos: Tom Casino/Showtime

Tempers flared during Thursday’s official weigh-in as main event fighters Angelo “La Cobra” Santana and Hammerin’ Hank Lundy and their camps had to be separated after stepping on the scales for tomorrow/Friday’s ShoBox telecast. Santana, 134 pounds, and Lundy, 135 pounds, were posing for a photo with legendary promoter Don King and former heavyweight world champion Larry Holmes when a brief scuffle broke out between the fighters and their camps. King, Holmes and others were quick to separate the camps and restore order to the proceedings. The heavy-handed Santana (14-1, 11 KOs), of Miami, Fla., and dangerous, world-ranked Lundy (23-3-1, 11 KOs), of Philadelphia, will square off in an important 10-round lightweight bout from the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio.

In the opening match of the ShoBox telecast, undefeated Amir “Young Master” Imam (12-0, 11 KOs), of Albany, N.Y., will face fellow unbeaten Jared “The Quiet Storm” Robinson (14-0, 6 KOs), of Charlotte, N.C., in a 10-round super lightweight match. Imam tipped the scales at 140 pounds and Robinson measured 139½ pounds during Thursday’s weigh-in. (more…)



February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara talks Adonis Stevenson, Al Haymon

By Przemek Garczarczyk

#1 IBF/WBO rated light heavyweight Andrzej “Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-2,15 KO) talks with Fightnews.com about his WBC title fight with defending champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO) and offers his opinion about recent managerial signing between Adonis and Al Haymon.



February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Lincoln, RI

Listed below are weights for all of the participants in Friday night’s “Home Sweet Home” professional boxing card at Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.

Glen Johnson 180 vs. Jaime Velazquez 180
Toka Kahn-Clary 127 vs. Carlos Fulgencio 128
Jaison Palomeque 159 vs. Thomas Falowo 164
KJ Harrison-Lombardi 161 vs. Antonio Fernandes 157
Andre Ward 198 vs. Alvin Varmall Jr. 198



February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

The San Antonio Boxing Hall of Fame officially announces its latest inductees: Mike Ayala, Jesse Leija (father to Jesse James Leija) and Rafael Ramos. More

Can Daniel Geale put Australia back on the boxing map? More

Speaking of Down Under,  Paul Gallen, former Rugby player, might’ve won his pro debut, but he had to get up off the canvas to do so. More

“Definitely no,” is the answer Joe Calzaghe gives when questioned on a comeback. More



February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Adonis Stevenson at Mayweather gym

Story and photos by Mary Ann Owen

WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) joined his friend and fellow Canadian WBC Silver Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) at the Mayweather Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trainer Don House, who is Stiverne’s trainer, also worked with Stevenson. Both fighters are making their mark in the boxing world, with Stevenson knocking out everyone that is put in front of him and Stiverne’s upset of Chris Arreola (March 2013) shaking up the heavyweight landscape. Stiverne was hoping to fight Vitali Klitschko but the younger Klitschko brother is currently occupied with resolving the political strife in his homeland of the Ukraine. Back in December, the WBC appointed Vitali as the Champion Emeritus which will allow him the opportunity to decide at a later point whether he wants to resign from professional boxing or fight again for the title. Stiverne – the #1 WBC ranked contender – is expected to fight a rematch with Chris Arreola – the #2 WBC contender – for the title.

Stevenson is expected to face Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs) on May 24 in Montreal, Canada for his WBC title.

Trainer Eddie Mustafa greeted Stevenson at the Mayweather Gym and congratulated him on his win against Tony Bellew. Mustafa told Stevenson, “Just keep doing what you’re doing!”

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February 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Mundine: I want Cotto or Alvarez

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony “The Man” Mundine will clash with former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in a light middleweight contest on April 2nd at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia. Mundine is confident of victory over Clottey, who is not rated but has been active recently. Clottey holds wins over Zab Judah and Deigo Corrales but lost decisions to Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao. Mundine will target Saul Alvarez or Miguel Cotto after Clottey, who he says brings credibility to the ring.

“He’s got a very tight defense and tries to come back if you put a couple of good ones on him,” Mundine said. “The reason why we’ve got Clottey is because of his name, his credibility in the business and the man has been in some massive fights and so he’s known to the boxing punters.”

Mundine revealed he lost half a million dollars on his fight with Shane Mosley and thinks he will lose more money in the future until he fights Alvarez, Cotto or Mayweather. (more…)



February 20th, 2014




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