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WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

WBC #4 Rey Vargas still unbeaten

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Unbeaten WBC #4, IBF #5, WBO #8 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (24-0, 20 KOs) hammered out a ...

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Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Sanchez destroys Ramos in two

Photos: Zanfer Promotions WBA interim super flyweight champion David "Tornado" Sanchez (28-2-2, 22 KOs) needed just two rounds to crush Walberto Ramos (23-7-2, ...

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DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

DeGale-Dirrell Full Report

By Arvin Nundloll ar ringside Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions Although the English national anthem was omitted while the Irish and American anthem was ...

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DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

DeGale and Dirrell clash at fiery weigh-in

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions James DeGale told Andre Dirrell he is ready for war as the pair meet for the IBF World ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Corona, CA

Photos: Emily Harney / Banner Promotions ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" final broadcast features ten-rounders in the heavyweight and junior middleweight divisions that will ...

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Boxing News

Mayfield defeats Balasi; Salazar tops Daniel

Welterweight Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (19-2-1, 11 KOs) scored an eight round unanimous decision over Michael Balasi (10-6, 7 KOs) on Saturday night at Longshoremen’s Hall in San Francisco. Scores were 80-72, 80-72, 79-73 for Mayfield, who ended a two-fight losing streak. Balasi, on the other hand, dropped his fifth straight.

In the co-feature, 235-pound female heavyweight Martha Salazar (13-4, 3 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over 252-pounder Tanzee Daniel (4-4-1,1 KO) to claim the vacant WBC female heavyweight title.



November 10th, 2014



Boxing News

Mansour-Kassi Full Report

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA heavy handed heavyweight Amir “Hardcore” Mansour (21-1, 16KOs) bounced back from the first loss of his career in devastating fashion, with a vicious seventh round knockout of “Big” Fred Kassi (18-3, 10KOs). In the co-feature of the six bout card promoted by Main Events, Peltz Boxing and BAM Boxing, Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko (18-,7KOs) wore down hometown favorite Ronald Cruz to score a eighth stoppage. (more…)



November 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Is Manny Pacquiao still the barometer? More

Chris Algieri ups his fame in Las Vegas, ahead of his Pacquiao showdown. More

Adrien Broner continues to bolster his reputation as a party animal. More

Scott Harrison is getting back into the saddle. More

Is it “about time” all plays are replays in boxing? More



November 10th, 2014

Boxing News

Bujaj Stays Undefeated in Motown Snoozer

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

After a good start in a cut-down card of only five bouts, import cruiserweight Stivens Bujaj (pronounced Boo-ha) put in a workman-like 8-round decision win over durable loser Zack Page (20-44-2). The Darkside Boxing promotion at Detroit’s Masonic Temple drew a mostly Albanian crowd of about 300, and ratcheted up a lot more noise than non-Albanian observers would have thought to have been warranted. Bujaj, in his first action since breaking his jaw six months before, moved his log to 13-0-1 in a predictable contest that had him the 80-72 winner on all three cards.

In making his third area showing, Bujaj came and accomplished his mission: “Bujaj doesn’t want any of those one- or two-rounders,” manager-agent Don Majeski told me after the fight. “Having broken his jaw six months before, he needed a test, a confidence-builder, from someone who would fight back.” (more…)



November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

WBA rejects Moreno rematch with Payano

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Former WBA bantamweight “super” world champion Anselmo Moreno has announced on his Twitter account that the WBA Championship Committee has rejected his application for an immediate rematch against current bantamweight champion Juan Carlos Payano. Longtime champion Moreno lost his belt to Payano via a foul-filled technical decision in September in Mesquite, Texas. Payano was the mandatory WBA challenger.



November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev, Hopkins speak after unification collision

Photos: Emily Harney

Newly unified WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey Kovalev and 49-year-old boxing legend Bernard Hopkins spoke to the press after Kovalev’s decisive victory in their unification fight on Saturday night in Atlantic City.

Sergey Kovalev: “First I want to say the most important thing to me: I’ve reached one of my dreams in professional boxing…Bernard Hopkins is unbelievable despite his age, we went twelve rounds and I have huge respect for him…it wasn’t easier fight than I thought, it was hard, but thankfully I was prepared to go twelve rounds.”

Bernard Hopkins: “Am I going to fight again? That’s like asking a woman after an hour of labor to have another kid…I was trying to turn things around, until the end. Even in the last round until the bell rang…I couldn’t overpower him. I felt like a middleweight in there against a cruiserweight. I simply couldn’t engage…tonight Kovalev was the better man.”

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November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing notables pay respects to Kovalev and Hopkins

By James Slater

After the great effort light-heavyweight warriors Sergey Kovalev and Bernard Hopkins displayed last night in Atlantic city, a number of fellow big names from the sport have paid tribute – to the amazingly tough and resilient 49-year-old living legend Hopkins mostly – via Twitter. Hopkins failed to shock the world one more time, and “The Alien” took quite a hammering, in that 12th and final round especially, but people such as legend Tommy Hearns and former Kovalev foe Nathan Cleverly were sufficiently moved by B-Hop’s courage. Here is what some of boxing’s names had to say:

Andre Berto: “Bhop the roughest old man I ever saw. Bhop is a legend much more respect will go down as one of the best to do it.”

Lou DiBella: “@THEREALBHOP lost every minute of fight. Forced into survival mode early. Went out like a man, with no stunts or BS. Respect to a HOFer.”

Deontay Wilder: “Say what you want but @THEREALBHOP is tough. Respect for going all 12.”

Demetrius Andrade: “Bhop is the man lol..True dog.”

Cornelius Bundrage: “Bernard, I got the torch don’t worry about it 40+” (more…)



November 9th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Post-Fight

Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelanik was joined on stage at the Fight Night Uberlandia post fight press conference by seven fighters: Ovince Saint Preux, Shogun Rua, Warlley Alves, Juliana Lima, Claudio Silva, Thomas Almeida, and Caio Magalhaes . . . 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 9th, 2014

Boxing News

CBHOF 2014 induction banquet

Story and photos by Boxing Bob Newman

A who’s who of New England boxing luminaries gathered for the 10th annual Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Uncas Ballroom, in Uncasville, CT. This year’s inductees included boxers John “The Quiet Man” Ruiz, Peter “Pride of Providence” Manfredo, Jr., referee Michael Ortega, IBF president Daryl Peoples, trainer Paul Cichon and the late boxing judge William Hutt.

In addition to the milestone decade of inductions, recognitions and honorees in boxing within the nutmeg state, tonight also marked the end of an era for CBHOF president Glenn Feldman, who has been president since day one. Feldman’s successor will take office after an election next year. (more…)



November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Pierre TKOs ‘Super Chirizo’ in ten

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By Robert Coster at ringside

Haitian idol Evens “The Sun City Kid ” Pierre (24-1, 17 KOs) won the vacant WBA Fedelatin lightweight title with a decisive tenth round TKO over experienced former contender Rene “Super Chirizo” Gonzalez of Nicaragua (31-7-1, 23 KOs) on Saturday night at the Karibe Convention Center in Petionville, Haiti. The lanky Pierre used his jab and long arms to befuddle and totally outbox the visitor who was spent and hurting after ten rounds and opted not to come out for the last round.

Jacques Deschamps, manager of Pierre, was ectasic at the performance of Evens. “It was a risk fighting a tough and experienced boxer like Gonzalez but Pierre passed his exam beautifully.” (more…)



November 9th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Main: OSP KOs Shogun in One!

Before a stunned crowd at the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil, Ovince Saint Preux made the most of his last-minute assignment against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, knocking out the former light heavyweight champ just 34 seconds of their UFC Fight Night main event Saturday . . . 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 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Kovalev dominates Hopkins, unifies titles

By John DiSanto at ringside
Photos: Emily Harney

Unbeaten WBO light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over 49-year-old IBF and WBA light heavyweight world champion Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) to unify the titles before a crowd of 8,544 on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Kovalev took control early, dropping Hopkins with a right hand in round one, but Hopkins recovered quickly. Kovalev’s power made Hopkins cautious in round two. After that, Kovalev was content to box with Hopkins, throwing more punches and landing hard shots when possible. Hopkins almost went down from a hard right hand in round eight. Hopkins rocked Kovalev in the twelfth round, but Kovalev roared back and pummeled Hopkins for the last 60 seconds, nearly getting the stoppage.

Scores were 120-107, 120-107, 120-106. Hopkins didn’t win a round. photos



November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Magdaleno, Avalos, Solomon triumph

Photos: Ruben Cortez / Top Rank

WBO #2, IBF #5, WBA #6 super featherweight Diego Magdaleno (27-1, 11 KOs) scored a nice third round KO over Hevinson Herrera (17-10-1, 11 KOs) in a lightweight bout on Saturday night at the Pharr Events Center in Pharr, Texas. In round three Magdaleno dropped Herrera, then trapped him in a corner and beat him to deck for the count. Time was 2:53.

IBF #1 and WBO #1 rated junior featherweight Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jose Cen Torres (13-6, 1 KO). Avalon is taking aim at a world title shot against IBF champ Carl Frampton.

Unbeaten welterweight Brad Solomon (24-0, 9 KOs) hammered out an eight round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores (17-16-3, 12 KOs). Scores were 80-72 across the board.

2012 Olympic light heavyweight gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev (6-0, 6 KOs) stayed perfect with a second round knockout over Jinner Guerrero (7-3, 6 KOs).

Unbeaten jr welterweight John Vera (7-0, 3 KO) won a six round majority decision over Alberto Robles (3-1, 1 KO). Scores were 57-57, 58-56, 58-56. photos



November 9th, 2014

Boxing News

Ali, Mohammedi, Glazkov win in Atlantic City

By John DiSanto at ringside

On the undercard of the big Hopkins-Kovalev world championship fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, undefeated 2008 USA Olympian welterweight Sadam “World Kid” Ali (22-0, 13 KOs) scored a ninth round TKO over highly regarded Carlos Abregu (36-2, 29 KOs). Impressive performance for Ali demonstrated his boxing skill, movement and power against Abregu. Ali dropped Abregu with a quick right hand in round six and floored him again in round nine. The bout was waved off soon after. Time was 1:54.

French light heavyweight Nadjib Mohammedi, 37-3, 22 KOs, scored a first round knockout of Demetrius Walker of Kansas City, MO. Walker, 7-8-1, 4 KOs, went down twice and was counted out at 2:16. The IBF #1 rated Mohammedi is the IBF’s mandatory light heavyweight challenger.

IBF #2, WBC #8, WBO #11, WBA #12 heavyweight contender Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 19-0-1, 12 KOs, scored a TKO over Darnell Wilson, 25-18-3, 21 KOs, at the end of round seven. There were no knockdowns, but Glazkov dominated the action in every round. (more…)



November 9th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Uberlandia Prelims: Brazilians Win Three

The UFC’s bantamweight division got an exciting new addition in Sao Paulo’s Thomas Almeida, who drilled out a hard-fought three-round unanimous decision over game Timmy Gorman in a UFC Fight Night prelim bout Saturday night at the Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves in Uberlandia, Brazil . . . 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 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Montiel, Zepeda win in Monterrey, Mexico

Photos: Zanfer

Former three-division world champion Fernando “Ko-Chulito” Montiel (52-4-2, 39 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Sergio “Dandy” Puente (15-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night in a super featherweight clash at the Gimnasio Nuevo Leon Unido in Monterrey, Mexico. Montiel dropped Puente with a body shot in round two and went on to win 96-93, 98-91 and 96-93.

Unbeaten La Puente, California super lightweight Jose “Chon” Zepeda (21-0, 17 KOs) scored an impressive first round KO over Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (32-6, 23 KOs). Time was 1:27.

Coming off a loss to WBO jr flyweight champion Donnie Nietes in May, former two-division world champion Moises “Moi” Fuentes (20-2-1, 11 KOs) scored fourth round stoppage of Antonio “Alacran” Rodriguez (4-10, 2 KOs) in a flyweight bout.

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November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Mansour scores brutal KO over Kassi

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Heavyweight Amir Mansour (21-1, 16 KOs) scored a spectacular seventh round knockout over Fred Kassi (18-3, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. A devastating Mansour right hand laid out Kassi face first. Kassi was down for about five minutes, but appeared to be OK. Time was 2:17

Unbeaten jr middleweight Dmitry Mikhaylenko (18-0, 7 KOs) overcame a game effort by local favorite Ronald Cruz (20-5, 15 KOs) to win by eighth round TKO. Mikhaylenko’s punch output was relentless and Cruz’ corner kept him on his stool entering round nine.

Unbeaten 6’4 light heavyweight Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin (17-0, 9 KOs) scored an unpopular ten round unanimous decision over Jackson Junior (15-2, 13 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 96-94, 97-93.

Highly touted former amateur star and undefeated welterweight Arturo Trujillo (6-0, 3 KOs) dropped an awkward Anthony Prescott (5-4-2, 2 KOs) once in the first and again late in the fourth round, en-route to a hard fought unanimous decision by scores of 39-35 across the board.



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Algieri wraps up public training in Las Vegas

Photos: Mary Ann Owen/Top Rank

New York’s undefeated WBO jr. welterweight champion Chris “Real Rocky” Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) worked out Saturday in his final public workout at the Venetian Las Vegas before Team Aligieri departs this Wednesday for the Venetian Macau where Algieri will take on boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.

Promoted by Top Rank® jr. welterw and Sands China Ltd., in association with MP Promotions, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, Banner Promotions and Tecate, the Pacquiao vs. Algieri world welterweight championship event will take place Saturday, November 22, at the Cotai Arena in The Venetian Macao Resort in Macau, China. It will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PT. photos



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Szpilka defeats Adamek on “Night of Upsets” in Krakow, Poland

By Przemek Garczarczyk at ringside
Photos: Bartek Jurecki

In a heavyweight grudge match, +175 underdog Artur “The Pin” Szpilka (17-1, 12 KOs) scored a ten round unanimous decision over former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-4, 29 KOs) in front of 17,000+ at the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. The 25-year-old Szpilka was a little quicker and and energetic than the 37-year-old Adamek. Adamek had his best round in round eight, but Szpilka finished well to win by scores of 96-94, 98-92, 96-94. After the fight, Adamek told Polish TV “I think this is over for me.”

In his first bout following a two year incarceration, formerly world rated light heavyweight Dawid Kostecki (39-2, 25 KOs) was surprisingly upset by Andrzej Soldra (11-1-1, 5 KOs) in an eight round slugfest. Kostecki dropped Soldra in round two, but slowed down later in the bout. Scores were 76-75, 77-75, 77-75, all for Soldra.

In another upset, unbeaten Maciej Sulecki (19-0, 4 KOs) knocked out former middleweight title challenger Grzegorz Proksa (29-4, 21 KOs) in round seven. A Sulecki right hand put Proksa down face first.

In a clash between unbeaten jr welterweights, Michal Syrowatka (11-0, 3 KOs) annihilated Michal Chudecki (10-1-1, 3 KOs) in round one. This was another mild upset.

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November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Sturm-Stieglitz twelve round war ends in draw

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Team SES / P. Gercke

In an all-German clash at a 165.5 pound catch weight, former four-time middleweight champion Felix Sturm (39-4-3, 18 KOs) and former two-time super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz (47-4-1, 27 KOs) battled to an action-packed twelve round draw on Saturday night at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart, Germany. The larger Stieglitz was the aggressor, trying to impose his size advantage over the former 160lb champion, but was Sturm landing the cleaner shots early. Stieglitz upped the pressure in round four. Good two-way action in most rounds. Stieglitz came on strong in round eleven and both left it all in the ring in round twelve. Scores were 115-113 Stieglitz, 115-113 Sturm, and 114-114.

Both fighters talked about a rematch after the fight. WBO super middleweight Arthur Abraham, expected to fight the winner, stated he thought Sturm won the fight. Also at ringside was WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who agreed with the draw.

WBA female flyweight champion Susi Kentikian (34-2, 17 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Naoko Fujioka (12-1, 6 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 97-94, 96-94. (more…)



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Zhakiyanov victorious; Olympian Hooper KO’d

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBC#2, WBA#6, IBF#8, WBO#8 118 pounder Zhanat Zhakiyanov (24-1, 17 KOs) scored a knockout in round two of a scheduled ten round main event over Australian based Filipino Robert Lerio (16-21-1, 6 KOs) at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler, Queensland, Australia on Saturday. Zhakiyanov was coming off a KO victory over Gagi Edisherashvill in September and captured the European title in April by stopping Karim Guerfi in five rounds. He was born and is based in Kazakhstan. Zhanat is promoted and managed by Ricky Hatton promotions. Ricky Hatton was in attendance.

In a major upset, London Olympian Damien Hooper (9-1, 8 KOs) suffered a shocking knockout loss in round one against Rob Powdrill (4-1, 1 KO) in a scheduled ten round light heavyweight bout. The referee Paul Tapley crowned Powdrill after just 21 seconds. Hooper is managed by Ricky Hatton promotions (more…)



November 8th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Sydney Post-Fight

Six fighters joined UFC Managing Director Tom Wright, after a record-breaking night at Fight Night Sydney: Australian lightweight Jake Matthews, Soa Palelei, co-main event winner Al Iaquinta, middleweight Robert Whittaker, and headliners Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on TONIGHT at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Interview: Naoko Fujioka

By Loren Goodman

Fightnews.com caught up with undefeated WBA Female Super Flyweight Champion Naoko Fujioka for a brief interview before her departure from Tokyo to Stuttgart, Germany for her November 8 “Champion vs. Champion” bout against WBA Female Flyweight Champion Susi Kentikian on the under card of Sturm vs. Steiglitz. This rare encounter between well-respected female champions in different weight classes is generating a lot of excitement. Here is what Fujioka had to say:

How do you feel about your upcoming November 8 bout for the WBA Flyweight title in Germany against Susi Kentikian?

I feel very glad that this bout has been made. It’s like a dream to take part in this WBA Flyweight world title match in Germany against superstar boxer Susi. (more…)



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Short night for Montreal fighters/ring card girls

By Dave Spencer at ringside

On a night where the ring card girls were ordered out of the building, middleweight Francis Lafreniere (7-5-2 4KO) made sure they weren’t needed, ending things early and scoring a TKO victory at 2:16 of the 2nd round of a scheduled eight over Marcin Cybulski (8-4-2 7KO) at the scenic Chateau Vaudreuil, situated just west of Montreal. The 26-year-old scored his 4th successive victory as the well-heeled trio of tabulators were being escorted from ringside by commission officials for apparently being well-lubricated. Inside the ring, a right hand put the visiting Pole down to the canvas and Lafreniere didn’t let up forcing referee Albert Padulo to call a halt to the match. (more…)



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Hopkins’ spot in the Boxing Hall of Fame is assured, but at nearly 50 is he reaching too far?

By Graham Houston

Time after time, fight after fight, fans and critics wonder if Bernard Hopkins will finally show his age and “grow old overnight” as the saying goes. And time after time, fight after fight, the answer is: Not this time. Hopkins is a marvel of the ring, a unique fighter whose like surely will never be seen again. Now, just a couple of months before he turns 50, Hopkins seeks to demonstrate his ageless qualities once again when he faces Russia’s undefeated and powerful punching Sergey Kovalev in a light-heavyweight championship unification bout at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City on Saturday.

Is Hopkins reaching too far? At 49, one might have expected Hopkins to take an easier fight, perhaps against someone such as Nadjib Mohammedi, the mandatory contender for Hopkins’s IBF title. To the surprise of many, no doubt, Hopkins instead is choosing to meet a fighter that he might have been expected to avoid.

Kovalev, after all, has blasted out 23 opponents in 25 wins. (It should be 24 KOs in 26 wins, but Kovalev inadvertently landed a left hook to the back of the head in the second round of a 2011 bout against a southpaw from Tennessee named Grover Young, causing Young to drop to his hands and knees and stay down, resulting in a technical draw under California state rules.)

The thing is, though, Hopkins has a special talent for spotting flaws, even weaknesses, in opponents, and he obviously sees something that makes him believe that “Krusher” Kovalev can be beaten. (more…)



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Vincent defeats Trivilino to win UBF title

Super bantamweight Shelito Vincent earned her first world title, narrowly beating Jackie Trivilino, 95-95, 98-92, 96-94, to capture the vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) championship on Friday night at the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island.. As expected, both fighters came out swinging, exchanging lefts and rights through the first two rounds while fighting within striking distance of one another the entire fight. (more…)



November 8th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Sydney Main: Rockhold Wins On Record-setting Night

On a thrilling night at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia that saw a UFC record set for most finishes in one event with 11, it was only fitting that middleweight contender Luke Rockhold ended his feud with Michael Bisping with a spectacular submission, forcing “The Count” to tap out in the second round of the UFC Fight Night main event . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 8th, 2014

Boxing News

Weights from San Francisco

Karim Mayfield 144 vs. Michael Balasi 145
Martha Salazar 235 vs. Tanzee Daniel 252
Marquita lee 127 vs. Laura Deanovic 128
Otis Seymore 148.5 vs. Khrys Daniel 146
Ricardo Pinell 157 vs. Rahman Yusubov 150
Adam Fiel 129.5 vs. Caesar Martinez 129.5
Jonathan Garcia 141 vs. Levan Ghvamichava 145.5

Venue: Longshoremen’s Hall, San Francisco, California
Promoter: Mo’Betta Entertainment



November 7th, 2014

UFC

Fight Night Sydney Prelims: No Judges Needed!

Twenty-year-old Australian phenom Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews continued to impress, submitting veteran Vagner Rocha in his UFC Fight Night prelim bout at the Allphones Arena in Sydney on Friday night . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RUA VS. SAINT PREUX is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 7th, 2014

Boxing News

NBCSN Weights from Bethlehem, PA

Amir Mansour 232 vs. Fred Kassi 233
Vasily Lepikhin 175 vs. Jackson Junior 175.5
Ronald Cruz 153 vs. Dmitry Mikhaylenko 152.5

Venue: Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Promoter: Main Events
TV: NBCSN



November 7th, 2014




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