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Guevara retains WBC 108lb title

Guevara retains WBC 108lb title

Photos: Promociones del Pueblo WBC light flyweight champion Pedro “Pedrin” Guevara (26-1-1, 17 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over mandatory ...

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Carmona-Parrenas ends in draw; Alvarez-Gutierrez ends in a no contest

Carmona-Parrenas ends in draw; Alvarez-Gutierrez ends in a no contest

Photos: Zanfer Promotions In a bout for the WBO interim super flyweight title, WBO #1 rated David "Severo" Carmona (19-2-5, 8 KOs) and ...

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Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Bronco Billy, 50, wants WBC to force heavyweight contenders to face him

Photo: Team Bronco Billy After recording another first round knockout last Saturday in Bolivia, WBC #16 rated heavyweight Bronco Billy Wright (48-4, 38 ...

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Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Weights from Hermosillo, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Ramon Alvarez 154 vs. Richard Gutierrez 154 David Carmona 115 vs. Warlito Parrenas 113 (WBO interim super flyweight title) Hernan Marquez 116 vs. ...

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Guevara, Lopez make weight

Guevara, Lopez make weight

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Cesar Ceron Pedro Guevara 107.8 vs. Ganigan Lopez 107.8 (WBC light flyweight title) Alberto Guevara 118.1 vs. Oscar Blanquet 119 Mario Lozano ...

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Lennox Lewis on Klitschko’s win over Pulev

By James Slater

Retired great Lennox Lewis is still a keen observer of the happenings in the weight class he once ruled, and Lewis watched last night’s world title defence by Wladimir Klitschko, who crushed a game Kubrat Pulev in the 5th-round of an exciting fight. It seems fair to say, however, that Lewis was not overly impressed with the latest win by “Dr. Steel Hammer” – at least this is how Lennox’ Twitter message reads:

Easy work for@Klitschko against a one dimensional bruiser. Want to see him face the best division has to offer tho. He still wins tho!

Was Pulev a mere bruiser? Okay, he was outclassed by Klitschko and the challenger didn’t show too much skill. But then, the IBF number-one was almost iced in the very first round, with only sheer heart keeping Pulev in the fight. The kind of punches Pulev took in that torrid session can take anyone out of their game, no matter what it is. And which fighters are the best the division has to offer? Klitschko has seen off just about each and every capable challenger, with the exception of the hard-hitting Deontay Wilder, current WBC champ Bermane Stiverne and the British pairing of Tyson Fury and Dereck Chicora (who meet in a return later this month). (more…)



November 16th, 2014



UFC

UFC 180 Post-Fight

Eight fighters joined UFC president Dana White at the UFC 180 post-fight press conference: Alejandro Perez, Augusto Montano, Kelvin Gastelum, Fabricio Werdum, Mark Hunt, Ricardo Lamas, Hector Urbina, and Jessica Eye . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Gavronski defeats Ibarra at the Boat

By Shamus Young at ringside

Super Middleweight Mike Gavronski earned a ten round unanimous decision over Gerardo Ibarra Saturday night at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, WA. It was a close fight that was difficult to score because of the contrast in styles. Gavronski consistently moved his hands but many of the punches were slapping or chopping blows without much power. Ibarra landed the more meaningful punches throughout the fight, but at a much slower rate than his opponent. The judges favored Gavronski’s high work rate for a unanimous decision of 96-93 and 97-94 twice. Fightnews had it 95-95. With the win, Gavronski’s record is 15-1-1, and Ibarra’s 14-1-0. (more…)



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Gamboa wins in Cancun return; Mijares triumphs

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: World Boxing Council (WBC)

Rebounding from his first career loss against WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford, former three division world champion Yuriorkas Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) scored a sixth round KO over Joel Montes de Oca (18-4, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Plaza de Toros in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. Gamboa dropped Montes de Oca in both rounds five aand six. Montes de Oca was deemed unable to continue after the second knockdown. Time was 1:13.

Former world champion Cristian Mijares (51-8-2, 25 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Lester Medrano (14-3-1, 9 KOs) in the main event. Scores were 99-91, 99-91, 99-91.

Erica Anabella Farias (21-1, 10 KOs) won a split decision over Alejandra Marina Oliveras (31-3-2, 16 KOs) to claim the WBC female super lightweight title. Scores were 99-92, 97-94 for Farias, 97-94 for Oliveras. photos



November 16th, 2014

UFC

UFC 180: Werdum KOs Hunt, Wins Interim Heavyweight Belt

For a little while in their UFC 180 main event at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City Saturday night, it appeared that Mark Hunt was going to cap off his improbable ride to the heavyweight title with an even more improbable victory over Brazil’s Fabricio Werdum. But it was Werdum who roared back from two knockdowns to knock Hunt out in the second round and win the UFC interim heavyweight championship . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Ready for Prime Time: Gastelum Subs Ellenberger in One
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 16th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Impresive wins for Ramirez and Valdez

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank

WBC #2/WBA #3/IBF #4/WBO #2 rated super middleweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (30-0, 24 KOs) looked like a future champ as he broke down and stopped rugged veteran Fulgencio Zuniga (27-10, 24 KOs) in round eight on Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Ramirez looked sharp in winning every round before getting the stoppage. Time was 2:20.

Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (14-0, 12 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Alberto Garza (26-9-1, 21 KOs). Valdez boxed patiently until round six when he rocked Garza. Valdez continued the violent assault in round seven and the about was waved off by referee Lee Rogers. Time was 1:29.

Undefeated local lightweight prospect Ivan Najera (14-0, 8 KOs) hammered out a hard fought eight round unanimous decision over Luis Cervantes (7-9-3, 2 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 79-73, 77-55 (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Kalenga still WBA interim cruiser champion

By Dave Spencer at ringside

Cruiserweight Youri Kalenga (21-1 14KO) travelled to North America for the first time and successfully defended his WBA interim title, scoring a TKO victory at 1:52 of the twelfth and final round over a game but over-powered Denton Daley (12-1 6KO) who suffered his first career defeat on Saturday night at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.. Kalenga, well nicknamed “El Toro” stormed after the hometown fighter, often missing his mark with wide shots but still doing damage along the way.

Kalenga scored a 9th round knockdown of Daley with a left hand to solar plexus following up with right hand that crushed him down to the canvas. Daley, flat on his back, told referee Charlie Fitch that he was going to get back up and did so at the count of nine, but there was little fight left in the 32-year-old who went down twice in the final round.

Daley looked like a sapling in a wind storm in the final sonnet until the Congo born champion finally put him down. Another shove also put him down moments later, it wasn’t counted as knockdown, but the writing was clearly on the wall. Defenceless, legless, it didn’t take long for Kalenga to step in with the final three punch salvo that had referee stepping in just before Daley crashed to the canvas. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

UFC

Magnificent Mexicans Roll in UFC 180 Prelims

In the UFC’s Mexican debut at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City Saturday night, all five UFC 180 prelim bouts featuring homegrown fighters saw the local heroes emerge victorious, highlighted by Yair Rodriguez and Alejandro Perez becoming the first two Ultimate Fighter Latin America series winners . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT AUSTIN is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 Saturday, November 22 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko knocks out Pulev in five

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By Karl Freitag

IBF/WBO/IBO/WBA heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) scored a spectacular fifth round KO over previously unbeaten Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the 02 Arena in Hamburg, Germany. Pulev came out aggressively and was dropped twice by Klitschko in round one. Klitschko dropped Pulev again in round three and knocked him out in round five. Time was 2:11. A brilliant performance by Klitschko against a highly regarded challenger.

It’s the 38-year-old Ukrainian champion’s 17th consecutive defense of the heavyweight crown. He hasn’t lost a fight in over ten years. Wlad will now head back to the United States to be with his girlfriend Hayden Panettiere, who is expecting their first child.

Pulev joked “Wladimir was lucky, next time I’ll win,” before he was taken to the hospital with a suspected broken nose and fractured cheekbone.

Heavyweight Shannon Briggs was at ringside, but was intercepted by security when he tried to get into the ring after the fight. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Oosthuizen wins the vacant WBC International light heavyweight title

By Ron Jackson

In a grueling toe-to-toe encounter South Africa’s Tommy Oosthuizen won the vacant WBC International light heavyweight title on an eleventh round technical knockout at the Emperors Palace near Kempton Park when Denis Grachev of Russia retired in his corner at the end of the eleventh round. Grachev (79.05kg) made a fast start to score with stinging rights to the head of the southpaw Oosthuizen (78.30kg) who was having his first fight at international level in the light heavyweight division. The 32-year-old Grachev whose record dropped to 13-5-1, 8 KOs began to tire through rounds ten and eleven but it came as a surprise when his corner indicated that he was not coming out for the final round. Oosthuizen, 26, improved his record to 24-0-2, 14 KOs. The referee was Bruce McTavish from the Philippines and the judges were Lilian Olero (Kenya), Thabo Spampool (SA) and Joseph Chaane (SA). (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Heiland knocks out Macklin in Dublin, Ireland

Middleweight Jorge Sebastian Heiland (25-4-2, 13 KOs) scored an impressive tenth round KO over Matthew Macklin (31-6, 20 KOs) on Saturday night at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Heiland outboxed and outworked Macklin all night, finally knocking him out with a barrage of punches punctuated by a right hand. Time was :42. The bout was for the WBC International title and also a middleweight eliminator.

Super featherweight Patrick Hyland (29-1, 13 KOs) scored a one-sided eight round unanimous decision over Oszkar Fiko (10-7, 8 KOs). Scored 80-72.

2012 Irish Olympian super featherweight John Joe Nevin (3-0, 2 KOs) dropped Jack Heath (3-8, 2 KOs) three times in a first round demolition. Time was 1:28. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Nietes retains WBO 108lb title

WBO junior flyweight champion Donnie Nietes (34-1-4, 20 KOs) punished Carlos “Chapito” Velarde (26-4-1, 14 KOs) for seven rounds to retain his title on Saturday night at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. Velarde’s corner saved their man from a further beating by keeping him on the stool after seven. The two-division world champion Nietes, who has reigned since September 2007 and will surpass Filipino legend Flash Elorde’s seven year/three month championship run in January, is now considering a move to the flyweight division.

In other action, jr flyweight Milan Melindo (32-1, 12 KOs) outpointed Saul Juarez (20-4, 11 KOs) over twelve rounds in an IBF elimination bout. Scores were 116-112, 115-113, 118-111.

WBO strawweight champion Francisco Rodriguez Jr (16-2-1, 11 KOs) and Jomar Fajardo (14-5-2, 7 KOs) battled to a draw in a non-title flyweight ten rounder. Scores were 98-92 Rodriguez, 96-94 Fajardo, 95-95.

Unbeaten jr featherweight Albert Pagara (22-0, 15 KOs) dropped Raul Hirales (22-4-1, 11 KOs) in round three and cruised to a twelve round 120-107, 120-107, 119-108 win.

In an upset, former WBO strawweight champion Merlito Sabillo (23-2-1, 12 KOs) was stopped in round four by journeyman Faris Nenggo (9-6-3, 3 KOs).

Featherweight AJ Banal (32-2-1, 22 KOs) outpointed Maxsaisai Sithsaithong (15-6, 4 KOs) over ten.



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

A Discussion with “HARDY” Producer and Director Natasha Verma

By Jerry Glick

The documentary “HARDY” follows the life and times of undefeated 122-pound fighter Heather “The Heat” Hardy and her evolution as a divorced single mother to champion boxer. “HARDY” will premiere Sunday, November 16th (@ 11:45 AM) at the DOC NYC Film Festival at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas (260 West 23rd, New York City). Hardy is promoted by DiBella Entertainment whose head man, Lou DiBella, is also the executive producer of “HARDY.” Producer/Director Natasha Verma, a noted TV reporter, graciously spoke to FightNews about the “HARDY” documentary. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Crolla faces Abril for WBA lightweight crown in January

Anthony Crolla will face Richar Abril for the WBA world lightweight title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on January 23. Crolla, who claimed a six-round shut-out over Gyorgy Mizei Jnr. tonight in Dublin, is thrilled to have landed the well-earned shot at the big one after a fantastic run of results with wins over Gavin Rees, Stephen Foster Jnr and John Murray – and believes bringing the fight to his hometown make it an even more special night. “To have the world title shot in Manchester is a huge factor,” said Crolla. “Without wanting to sound cheesy, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. I am a Manchester lad so to be fighting in Manchester for a World title, I couldn’t ask for anything more and the only way it could get better than that is to go out there and win it. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights From Fairfax, VA

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Here’s the scale watch for the Saturday, November 15 card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA:

Tony Jeter 159 vs. Jimmy Lange 159
(Vacant NABA USA middleweight title)

Tori Nelson 146 vs. Victoria Cisneros 144
(WIBA Welterweight title — Nelson is defending champion)

Devar Ferhadi 171 vs. Jess Noriega 168
Seth Billups 142 vs. Sean Lockhart (will weigh in tomorrow)
Mike Balogun 237 vs. Percy Womack 259
Jonathan Reid 166 vs. Thomas Brown 163
Ray Terry 166 vs. Kevin Bartlett 162



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Pelenchin Caballero announces his retirement

By Gabriel F Cordero

On Friday at a press conference in Panama City, 38-year-old former two-division world champion Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero (37-6-1, 24 KOs) announced his retirement from professional boxing for health reasons. According to Caballero, during preparations for his last fight he took a hit in the left eye which he said affected him in a lopsided twelve-round unanimous decision loss against Adrian Etrella on October 4 in Sinaloa, Mexico. Upon his return to Panama, he discovered a retina injury. “I am fine physically and mentally,” said Caballero. “For me this was a message from God and my priority is my family and health.” He plans to continue in boxing as a promoter.



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from Hershey Centre, Mississauga ON

By Dave Spencer

Youri Kalenga 202.6 vs. Denton Daley 204.4
(WBA interim cruiserweight championship)

**Weights are for Ontario Athletic Commission same day weigh-in. Both weighed in Friday with WBA Kalenga at 200 lbs. and Daley at 195 lbs. The referee will be Charlie Fitch (US), judges are Sergio Caíz (US), Carlos Sucre (VEN) and John Poturaj (US).

Steve Franjic 174 vs. Alvaro Gaona 174.4
Kevin Higson 151 vs. Erick Mireles 150.8
Tim Cronin 171.6 vs. Jason Alexander 172.2
Shavar Henry 199.6 vs. John Mercante 197.2

Venue: Hershey Centre
Promoter: United Promotions
First Bell 8pm
Televison:: Rogers (local)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko pounds Johnson out in Chester

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, made short work of Rayford Johnson of Longview, TX, 10-16, 6 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA Friday night. Dawejko stormed out of his corner in the opening round, dropped Johnson twice and registered his third consecutive first-round knockout victory. Dawejko used an overhand right-left hook combination to score both knockdowns. Johnson rose from his first trip to the canvas. However, the second time Dawejko landed that combo, Johnson toppled sideways along the ropes and crashed to the floor. Referee Benji Esteves Jr. halted the fight immediately. The time was 2:28 of round one.

Dawejko, not known as a puncher prior to this current streak, has reinvented himself as a more aggressive fighter in 2014. The style adjustment helped to make this the most eventful year of his career thus far, going 5-0 with more people watching than ever before. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Douglas wins WIBA bantamweight title in Baltimore

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill

Tyrieshia “Lady Tiga” Douglas of Washington, DC captured the vacant WIBA Bantamweight title tonight at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD Thursday night winning a 10-round unanimous decision over a very game Christina “Bullet” Ruiz of San Antonio, TX. Douglas controlled the early portion of the bout with solid right jabs and straight left hands. Douglas showed a lot of patience as she did not rush in to go for the knockout. At times, Ruiz landed some shots but Douglas did not seem to be in any real danger.

“She was bigger than me and I came up two weight classes to fight her,” Douglas told Fightnews after the contest. “There was no point in throwing unnecessary punches because one punch can change a fight. However, I was stronger than her in the fight.” (more…)



November 15th, 2014

UFC

The Redemption of Fabricio Werdum

In a sport where adversity is a built-in requirement, fighters are equipped to travel a path filled with obstacles and challenges. With every step taken up the ladder toward the end goal of becoming a champion, the resistance will increase with every rung as those trials by fire will ultimately shape and prepare the fighter for the next road ahead . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 180 is LIVE on PPV TONIGHT at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Results from Queens, NY

By Matt Richardson

Featherweights Angel Luna and Victor Serrano engaged in a back and forth battle on Friday night at the Five Star Banquet Hall in Long Island City, New York. Both men never stopped punching and landing over the six scheduled rounds and as such neither should have been deemed a loser.

Ultimately, they weren’t, as the six-round main event was ruled a draw on scores of 59-55 (for Luna) and 57-57 (twice). Luna (10-0-1, 7 KO’s) tried with everything he had to get rid of his opponent inside the distance. He continuously smashed him with shots to the body and rocked him with an uppercut in the final seconds of the first. He even hurt Serrano again in the second but Serrano (3-8, 1 KO) had a rock-hard chin and will and never crumpled. He often gave as well as he got and the fight often devolved into wild exchanges of hooks and body punches. Either both men have world-class chins or their punching power is seriously overstated. Regardless of which it is (or isn’t) it made for a fun fight in a night in which only one bout on the card ended early. (more…)



November 15th, 2014

Boxing News

Pedraza beats Farenas in IBF eliminator

Unbeaten super featherweight Jose “Sniper” Pedraza (19-0, 12 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Michael Farenas (39-5-4, 31 KOs) in an IBF elimination bout on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Pedraza was in command the whole way. With the win, Pedraza moves into the mandatory position to fight IBF world champion Rances Barthelemy (21-0, 12 KOs).

Pedraza got into a grove in the early rounds and mounted a sustainable lead as he used his superior boxing skills to pick apart Farenas who was coming forward. As the fight entered the middle rounds, Pedraza continued to box and use lateral movement to win rounds. Farenas had his moments as he landed a few big power shots, but nothing that would prevent Pedraza from executing his game plan. In the championship rounds Farenas came on strong, but it was too late as Pedraza ended strong to keep his lead intact. Scorecards read 117-111, 118-110 and 116-112, all in favor for Pedraza. (more…)



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Vasquez demolishes Mosquera; Salka wins Steel City bragging rights

Unbeaten welterweight Sammy “The Who Can Mexican” Vasquez Jr. (18-0, 13 KOs) scored an explosive first round KO against Alberto “Metralleta” Mosquera (21-3-2, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Body shots finished Mosquera at 2:35. Mosquera was down twice.

In a cross-town lightweight grudge match, local favorite “Lightning” Rod Salka (20-4, 3 KOs) won a bloody and brutal ten round unanimous decision over rival Monte Meza-Clay (36-4, 22 KOs). Both fighters went right at each other in round one. A Salka left hook opened up a bed cut over Meza-Clay’s right eye in round two. Meza-Clay was allowed to continue in round three where he was further busted up by Salka. Salka was cut over the left eye in round four. It went the full ten with Salka winning by scores of 98-92, 97-94, 99-91. Sala retains his WBC FECARBOX lightweight title.

In a junior middleweight bout, undefeated prospect Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (8-0, 6 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over very tough veteran Norberto “Demonio” Gonzalez (20-6, 13 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Lubin in round one, but Lubin rebounded well and floored Gonzalez in round four. Lubin really abused Gonzalez over the last half of the fight. Scores were 78-73, 78-72, 78-72.



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Dawejko annihilates Johnson

By John DiSanto at ringside

In the scheduled 8-round heavyweight main event at Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA, Joey Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, stopped Rayford Johnson, 10-16, 6 KOs, at 2:28 of round one. It was Dawejko’s third consecutive first round KO.



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Weights from Cancun

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montiel

Yuriorkis Gamboa 131.50 vs Joel Montes De Oca 131

Ericka Farías 135.50 vs Alejandra Oliveras 137
(WBC female lightweight world title)
Cristian Mijares 127 vs Néstor Medrano 124.75
Edgar Jiménez 117 vs Eduardo Casares 117

Venue: Oasis Grand Arena in Cancún
Promoter: Pepe Gómez and Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

Photos



November 14th, 2014

UFC

UFC 180 at the scales

UFC 180, which is headlined by the UFC interim heavyweight championship bout between Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt and the welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Kelvin Gastelum, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

MAIN EVENT – UFC INTERIM HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Fabricio Werdum (232) VS Mark Hunt (265)

PAY-PER-VIEW MAIN CARD
Kelvin Gastelum (170) VS Jake Ellenberger (171)
Dennis Bermudez (146) VS Ricardo Lamas (145)
Chris Heatherly (170) VS Augusto “Dodger” Montano (169)
Hector Urbina (169) VS Edgar Garcia (170)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
TUF LATAM Featherweight Final
Leonardo Morales (144) vs Yair Rodriquez (145)

TUF LATAM Bantamweight Final
Jose Quinonez (135) vs Alejandro Perez (135)

Leslie Smith (134) VS Jessica Eye (134)
Humberto Brown (146) vs Gabriel Benítez (145)

UFC FIGHT PASS PRELIMS
Guido Cannetti (135) vs Henry Briones (134)
Marlon Vera (135) vs Marco Beltrán (136)
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 180 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, November 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev returning in March 2015

Sergey Kovalev will return in March against an opponent to be named and a location to be determined. Speculation is he will fight IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi, who was signed yesterday by Main Events. “He is going to fight again in March but it is too early to say who his opponent might be,” said promoter Kathy Duva. “I am going to sit down with Egis [Klimas] and then once we make the decision we will let you all know.”

Kovalev stated he is ready to fight anyone they put in front of him, but added that he would like to add the WBC title to his collection. “I haven’t cleaned up this division yet. I have a goal to get the WBC title.”

Finally, Kovalev’s advice for Bernard Hopkins? “My counsel for Bernard is that he needs to stop his career. He is already not young man and he lost to Kovalev not because of his age. He feels great, he feels good, he feels he is in good shape, and he feels young in his body. He can get a lot of wins against a lot of good fighters including [Adonis] Stevenson and other top ten fighters. It is not my job right now. It is his job. He is feeling very good. I think he needs to stop and give the opportunity to younger boxers to be fighting on the top stage.”



November 14th, 2014

UFC

Dennis Bermudez: A Monster in the Featherweight Ranks

When a fighter comes into their own it is a special transition to witness. New skills are put on display each and every time out, but perhaps most importantly, a confidence that may have always existed on the inside radiates for all who are watching to see . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 180 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, November 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Photos: Weights from San Antonio

Photos: Mikey Williams

Gilberto Ramirez 167.5 vs. Fulgencio Zuniga 167.5
(NABF super middleweight title)
Oscar Valdez 128.5 vs. Alberto Garza 128.5
Ivan Najera 136.25 vs. Luis Cervantes 134.75
Casey Ramos 134.75 vs. Manuel Rojas 134
Janiel Rivera 104.75 vs. Felipe Rivas 105.5
Oleksandr Gvozdyk 177.75 vs. Otis Griffin 176.5
Angel Acosta 108 vs. Victor Ruiz 107.5
Carlos Narvaez 114.5 vs. Alejandro Moreno 114.5

Venue: The Alamodome
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: HBO Latino

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November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

David Price returns on December 6

Heavyweight David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) is back in action on December 6. Price will face Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (18-13-3, 9 KOs) will take place on the undercard of the IBF world championship clash between IBF cruiserweight king Yoan Pablo Hernandez (29-1, 14 KOs) and Ola Afolabi (21-3-4, 10 KOs) at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. Price is back following a hand injury that had left him out of action since June.

“I can’t wait to get back into the ring and back to what I do best,” said Price. “This will be my first fight on terrestrial television and it’s a great opportunity for me to show everybody what I can do. I’m working hard everyday in the gym and the time I’ve spent out with injury has only made me hungrier. On December 6, people are going to see me at my most dangerous. I’m coming with bad intentions. I want put in a performance and entertain all the fans watching.”



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Meldrick Taylor enters Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

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Story & photo by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com

Meldrick Taylor entered the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night at the annual banquet honoring outstanding athletes in a variety of sports. The event was held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. Taylor is the sixth boxer to be honored in the PSHOF’s eleven year history, joining Joe Frazier, Tommy Loughran, Joey Giardello, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Harold Johnson in the Hall’s boxing wing.

“I started boxing when I was eight years old,” Taylor told the crowd. “I loved boxing and I still do. Boxing became my life.” (more…)



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Klitschko, Pulev weights from Hamburg

Photos: Sebastian Bentzin/KMG

Wladimir Klitschko 245.8 vs. Kubrat Pulev 246.9
(IBF heavyweight championship)

Pulev didn’t pay the WBO and WBA sanction fees, therefore he is only eligible to win the IBF title.

Venue: 02 Arena, Hamburg, Germany
Promoter: K2
TV: HBO

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November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Ricky Hatton: Judges cost Rabchenko victory

Promoter Ricky Hatton has paid tribute to Anthony Mundine, but he still feels his fighter, Sergey Rabchenko, beat the Aussie veteran. Mundine picked up the WBC Silver light-middleweight crown with a contentious split decision verdict over the Belarusian in Melbourne on Wednesday night. It was a display that showed the 39-year-old still has a place among boxing’s elite, yet the scoring raised questions as Rabchenko appeared to outwork him for much of the fight and hurt him several times in the later rounds.

“It wasn’t the worst decision I’ve seen but no way did Sergey lose the fight,” Ricky, who is Rabchenko’s promoter as well as his trainer, said. “I felt Sergey won more of the rounds and he had a knockdown that wasn’t scored as well. Sergey shook Mundine to his boots and in no way did he throw Anthony to the canvas. He hit the floor due to the punches that were landed. (more…)



November 14th, 2014

Boxing News

Vazquez, Mosquera heats up

Photo:Laila Archuleta

In front of local media and fans, Boxing Legend and head of Iron Mike Productions, Mike Tyson held court at the Final Press Conference for “The Pride of Pittsburgh II” set for Friday night, November 14 at CONSOL Energy Center. In great spirits Tyson jokingly asked each fighter to stop thanking him during their time at the podium, “Get the knockout, trust me I’ll come over and thank you tomorrow night.”

Tempers flared as each main event fighter, “Sensational” Sammy Vasquez Jr. and Antonio “Metraletta” Mosquera gave their takes on tomorrow night’s 10-round welterweight headliner with neither fighter backing down from the war of words.

Antonio Mosquera: “I will beat you right here in your hometown, in front of all your fans I will knock you out and show that you are not on my level. You’re only undefeated because you’ve been fighting bums. I will show no mercy tomorrow night and I will destroy you.”

Sammy Vasquez Jr: “You’ve been knocked out before and you’ll be knocked out again tomorrow night. I’ve stopped my last seven opponents and you’ll be the eighth in a row. Come and get it pal.”

The card will be televised on beIN Sport and webcast at www.ironmikeproductions.com at 9PM ET.



November 14th, 2014

UFC

UFC 180 Prelim Fantasy Preview

UFC 180 arrives in Mexico this weekend with an intriguing card that includes the finals for the first-ever season of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, as well as a pivotal matchup in the women’s bantamweight division . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC 180 is LIVE on PPV Saturday, November 15 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



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