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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Mosley and Avanesyan make weight

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Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

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Boxing News

WBA champ Eubank faces Jeter in Sheffield

WBA interim middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr will face American Tony Jeter on his Matchroom Boxing debut at the Sheffield Arena on Saturday October 24. Jeter – ranked at #13 in the WBA and WBC – is aiming to spoil Eubank’s bow under new promoter Eddie Hearn, saying his will to win will be the difference on the night. A hotly-anticipated showdown between Eubank and Irishman Spike O’Sullivan is in the works for December 12 at The O2 in London – but Jeter believes he’ll wreck those plans in Sheffield.

“He hasn’t fought someone like me who will give 100 per cent of themselves against him,” said Jeter. “I won’t leave anything in the dressing room. My will and determination are my greatest assets and Chris is a quality operator – you don’t get a piece of a World title without being a class act. But that just makes it an even bigger opportunity for me; I’ll have a win against a huge name on my record and I’ll land on the World scene in a big way.” (more…)



October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Bernard, Oscar weigh in on Lemieux

By Dave Spencer
Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/K2 Promotions & Golden Boy

Resurrecting what once was Montreal’s most fabled of all institutions, IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2 31KO) breathed new life into the fabled Montreal Forum recently in front of fans and interested onlookers in advance of his unification bout with Gennady Golovkin (33-0 30KO) October 17 in New York.

The hallowed halls where 24 championship banners have hung from the rafters for the storied Montreal Canadians of the National Hockey League have also seen many a boxing champion. Archie Moore was able to rise from the canvas like a Phoenix a total of four times, including three times in the first round alone, to defeat ‘The Fighting Fisherman’ Yvon Durelle.

The American ‘Dream Team’ led by Sugar Ray Leonard, which included amongst others, future world heavyweight champions Leon Spinks and his brother Michael Spinks, hoisting a grand total of five Gold in the 1976 Olympics. (more…)



October 6th, 2015


Boxing News

Commey opponent named: Ramaz Bebnadze

An opponent has been confirmed for Richard Commey’s (22-0, 20 KOs) ring return on October 17 at the dm-Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. The undefeated 28-year-old squares off against Georgia’s Ramaz Bebnadze (16-2, 12 KOs) in a ten-round lightweight contest. Commey is back in action following an impressive Las Vegas debut that saw the Ghanaian power-puncher claim the IBF Intercontinental title with an eighth-round TKO win over Bahodir Mamadjonov. Eager to build on this success, the current Commonwealth king is hard at work preparing for his next challenge.

“Winning the IBF Intercontinental title meant a lot to me and my team,” said Commey. “It’s really given us an idea as to where we’re heading. To do it in Vegas, headlining a show in the fight capital of the world, made it even more special. No other Ghanaian boxer has done that in their first fight in the US. (more…)



October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing back in Rochester NY on Thursday

By Boxing Bob Newman

Mercedes Vazquez Simmons’ Pretty Girl Promotions will present Latin Explosion – Thursday Throwdown 2, on October 8 at the Radisson Grand Ballroom in Rochester, NY. The nine bout card is chock full of international talent headlined by Rochester’s own Lavisas “Red” Williams (7-0-1, 3 KOs) in his first scheduled eight rounder against Michael Dufek, (17-9-1, 12 KOs) of the Czech Republic, in a super featherweight encounter.

The co-feature will pit former WBC women’s featherweight champ Melissa “Hurricane” Hernandez (21-6-3) against Gina Chamie (12-3, 5 KOs) out of Budapest, Hungary in a scheduled six. (more…)



October 6th, 2015


UFC

Cain Velasquez: All Focus, No Excuses

Cain Velasquez wanted to fight in Houston.

Coming out of his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum in June, the 33-year-old heavyweight liked the idea of getting back into the Octagon quickly and sharing the bill with his close friend and training partner Daniel Cormier, who headlined last weekend’s Pay-Per-View event at the Toyota Center, seemed like a logical fit . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Cota looks to rebound on Telemundo Friday

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Boxeo Telemundo Ford has its anticipated fall season opener this Friday. The main event will feature Gabino “Flash” Cota (18-4-1, 16 KOs) of Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico vs former world title challenger Orlando “El Fenomeno” Cruz (21-4-1, 11 KOs) of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The bout is scheduled for the 10 rounds and the WBO Latin junior lightweight title is on the line. The show will take place at the Kissimmee Civic Center in Kissimmee, Florida. The Telemundo viewing audience saw Cota for the first time in his U.S. debut last spring. He dropped a hard-fought decision loss to Jonathan Oquendo, who recently upset former multi-divison world champion Jhonny Gonzalez. Cota is also very young at 22 and still developing his skills. It will be a tough task for Cota but he will at least have youth on his side versus the 34 year old Cruz. (more…)



October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Kalajdzic-Domingos collide Saturday in Lakeland, FL

Rising light heavyweight Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (19-0, 12 KOs) faces his toughest test to date when he meets cement-fisted Gilberto “El Magico” Domingos (23-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday in the main event at the Florida Orange Event Center in Lakeland, Florida. Kalajdzic recently signed with promoter Lou DiBella. “Domingos has an impressive record and is a vicious puncher,” said promoter Joey Orduna of Mad Integrity Fight Sports. “He’s fought as a heavyweight and knocked out multiple fighters up there. Hot Rod is looking to prove that he’s amongst the best young fighters out there and the fans will be in for a treat with this exciting matchup on Saturday evening.” Tickets to “Bombs Away 4” start at $30, Doors open at 6:30 pm with the opening bell scheduled for 7.



October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Kali Meehan promises a rare treat in fight with Joseph Parker

Frank Warren calls on IBF for Ovill McKenzie-Victor Ramirez rematch

Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate



October 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Video: Randall Bailey KO

41-year-old former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 39 KOs) can still care of business. A monster left hook leveled Japan’s Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8 KOs) on Sunday night at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in South Korea.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Jackson, Uzcategui make weight

Julius Jackson 168 vs. Jose Uzcategui 165.75
(IBF super middleweight eliminator)

Miguel Vazquez 135.75 vs. Argenis Mendez 135.75
Ryan Karl 142 vs. Alfonso Olvera 141
Steve Lovett 177.5 vs. Kevin Engel 178.75
Justin DeLoach 154 vs. Todd Manuel 155

Venue: Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leijah*Battah Promotions
TV: Fox Sports 1



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Magdaleno gearing up for UK invasion

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Las Vegas lightweight Diego Magdaleno (18-1, 12 KOs) trained today in Manchester, England, where on Saturday he will take on unbeaten local WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan (28-0, 11 KOs) for the world title.

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October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Colon-Williams replaces Dirrell-Caparello on NBC

A 10-round welterweight bout between rising star Prichard “Digget” Colon (16-0, 13 KOs) and undefeated Terrel Williams (14-0, 12 KOs) will replace the previously announced battle between Andre Dirrell and Blake Caparello after Dirrell had to withdraw for medical reasons. The fight will be the co-feature of NBC’s October 17 PBC card from EagleBank Arena at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Headlining is local favorite and former world champion Lamont Peterson (33-3-1, 17 KOs) taking on 2008 Olympic Gold medalist from the Dominican Republic Felix Diaz Jr. (17-0, 8 KOs) with televised coverage on NBC beginning at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Peterson’s brother, Anthony Peterson (35-1, 23 KOs) will be featured in a 10-round super lightweight bout as part of the lineup of undercard fights.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Hot action at Emperors Palace

By Ron Jackson

Rodney Berman of Golden Gloves Promotions and Jeff Ellis of African Ring put together a crackerjack ten-bout tournament at Emperors Palace near Kempton Park on Sunday afternoon. All the bouts were scheduled for four rounds and with only four fights going the distance, the packed arena gave the fans plenty to cheer about.

In the final bout of a hot Highveld afternoon, lightweight Joey Stiglingh (60.60kg) having racked up 16 wins out of 19 made it 17 wins with a hard-earned point’s decision over the rugged Willis Baloyi (59.20kg). The scores were 39-37 and 40-36 twice. Possibly the hardest working spectator at ringside was Stigling’s mother who threw punches throughout the fight including some picture book left hooks as she encouraged her son from ringside and ended up completely hoarse and exhausted after the fight. (more…)



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham opponent to be announced Wednesday

Team Sauerland has invited media to attend a press conference to announce the opponent for ‘King’ Arthur Abraham’s WBO world super middleweight championship defense on November 21 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. Abraham will be putting his belt on the line against a “world-renowned” challenger whose identity will be revealed at the press conference.

There is wide speculation that the fighter named will be former middleweight contender Martin Murray, who has come up short in three world title tries at 160 lbs. He moved to 168 lbs. after his TKO loss to Gennady Golovkin and has reeled off three KO wins against limited opposition to garner the WBO #15 ranking.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Linares comes home to defend world title

WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares (39-3, 26 KOs) returns to his native Venezuela on Saturday night to defend his title against Ivan Cano (23-6-2, 15 KOs). It will be the three-division world champion Linares’ first bout in his homeland in more than five years and the first time ever that he has defended a world title there. Furthermore, the bout will take place in the legendary El Poliedro in Caracas, site of the George Foreman vs. Ken Norton clash for the heavyweight title in 1974. Ring greats like Alexis Arguello, Antonio Cervantes, Sammy Serrano and Eusebio Pedroza have also fought there. One of the most legendary boxing promoters in Venezuela, Rafito Cedeño, promoted cards regularly in the building.

Also featured on the card will be popular WBA female bantamweight champion Mayerlin Rivas (12-3-1, 9 KOs) defending against Galina Koleva Ivanova (16-10-4, 2 KOs) and WBA Fedelatin titleholder Robert Barrera (12-0, 7 KOs) facing Carlos Canizales (9-0, 9 KOs) in a clash of unbeaten light flyweights.



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Terrance Churchwell returns Saturday

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Terrance Churchwell (19-1, 13 KOs) of Nashville, Tennessee, was once a very promising junior welterweight prospect. Managed by Cameron Dunkin and promoted by Top Rank, the former national Golden Gloves champion seemed destined for big things. He was just 24 years old when he last fought nearly 14 years ago, but Churchwell will return to the ring this Saturday on a club show in Johnson City, Tennessee. His opponent is TBA.

The last two years, Churchwell has had the urge to make a comeback. The first thing, he had to do was lose a large amount of weight. Standing only 5’6, he weighed as much as 230 pounds in the last year. He signed a management contract with local Nashville businessman Ramon Arellano, who is no stranger to giving second chances to fighters, having recently worked with former two-division world champion Joan Guzman. Arellano owns the San Jose Fiesta Restaraunt in Nashville, Tennessee where Churchwell works part-time. Churchwell showed Arellano how serious he is and currently weighs a fit 160 pounds. His goal is to fight at 147 pounds. We don’t know how successful the 38-year-old’s comeback will be, but he’s happy that he’s at least giving it a try.



October 5th, 2015

Full Report

Report/Gallery: Broner-Allakhverdiev

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Photos: Jimmy Range at Jimmy Range Photography.zenfolio.com

Adrien “The Problem” Broner captured the vacant WBA super lightweight title in front of 5,923 partisan fans in his hometown of Cincinnati, OH, defeating former champion, Khabib Allakhverdiev, by TKO in the twelfth round, giving Broner his 4th world title in four weight classes.

Broner 31-2 (23 KOs) busted up Allakhverdiev over the course of the contest, using hooks, lead right hands and devastating uppercuts . . . click here for full report/gallery



October 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Talking Points

No matter how you feel about Daniel Cormier’s claim to the UFC light heavyweight title, there is no denying this: The man can grind . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Floyd Mayweather and Justin Bieber count their cash on holiday

Lowell fight a ‘home game‘ for Danny O’Connor

James DeGale takes on Lucien Bute in Canada Nov 28

Sugar Ray Leonard makes stop in Siouxland



October 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Bailey KOs Shusaku in 7th in South Korea

Former two-division world champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey (45-8, 39 KOs) thrilled the South Korean fans on Sunday night with a spectacular seventh round knockout of Shusaku Fujinaka (12-6-2, 8 KOs) of Japan. The bout took place at the Inchon Seonhak Boxing Stadium in South Korea. Round one was more of a warm up round for both fighters but Bailey cut Fujinaka in round two with a punch. The veteran Bailey exploited this by attacking with a variety of punches including some powerful uppercuts. Fujinaka hung tough and just kept coming forward. It looked like Bailey might be on his way to a decision when out of nowhere Bailey sent Fujinaka crashing to the canvas in round seven. Fujinaka beat the count but was unable to stand up on his own. The referee then stopped the fight. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

McKenzie Camp wants immediate rematch with Ramirez

Promoter Frank Warren will petition the International Boxing Federation to order an immediate rematch between Ovill McKenzie and the organization’s world cruiserweight champion Victor Emilio Ramirez. McKenzie and Ramirez fought to a draw one Friday night at the Villa La Ñata Sporting Club, Benavides, Argentina. Warren stated, “It was an exceptional performance from McKenzie fighting away from home in Ramirez’s home city and remember he only came into the fight with 11 days’ notice, but gave it gave it everything he had. I think that McKenzie well won the fight and did more than Ramirez in the rounds, although some were close, McKenzie was the better man and hurt him on a number of occasions. I will write to the IBF in view of the decision that it was scored a draw and that they do the right thing and give McKenzie an immediate rematch against Ramirez which I believe is only fair.”



October 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Recap & Post-Fight

Alexander Gustafsson didn’t make it to the post fight press conference after UFC 192 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Fight of the Night and Post-fight bonuses: Click here

The best shots from UFC 192: Click here

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October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Pedraza: I definitely won the fight

IBF jr lightweight world champion Jose Pedraza comments on his controversial split decision over unheralded Edner Cherry on Saturday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jose Pedraza: “I won the fight. It was a very tight fight and very hard fight, but I definitely won the fight. I was very calm when they were reading the scores because I knew I won. He held me a lot during the fight. I started the fight well. In the middle rounds, Cherry connected well and started getting his distance and that worked in his favor.

“I’m very happy. We did a great job and started strong, but Edner had his moments. With my team, we used our intelligence to get the victory. I was able to change my style, switch to southpaw, and Cherry couldn’t handle the left hand.

“If he wants a rematch we’ll give it to him, but he has to wait. I’m the champion so he has to wait. I’m going to stay at 130 and we’ll be off until January.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol: I thought he was going to get up, but I guess I’m a big knockout guy also

By Miguel Maravilla

“My emotions are overfilling me right now,” said newly crowned WBC super lightweight world champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) at Saturday night’s post-fight press conference at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. “This is a lifelong dream. Seven years as a pro and now I’m a world champion. I can’t believe it. I feel like I’m still a young fighter and I feel this is only the beginning.”

Regarding his spectacular tenth round KO win over Lucas Matthysse, Postol stated, “Matthysse is a great, great fighter. This was probably the first fight where I was very, very calm, not nervous. I knew 100% I was going to win the fight. People call him the best in the 140lb division, one of the top-pound-for-pounders…Believe it or not, I thought he was going to get up, but I guess I’m a big knockout guy also.”

As far as his future plans, Postol said, “I want to unify the titles. Fight the best…in the ring, I was told there is a big star out there in WBO champion Terence Crawford. I’m ready to fight him. The question is, is he ready to fight me?” (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Cherry: That’s what happens when you leave it to the judges

World title challenger Edner Cherry comments on losing to IBF jr lightweight champion Jose Pedraza on Saturday night in Cincinnati, Ohio, despite landed the harder punches, pressing the attack, and outthrowing and outlanding the champ by wide margins.

Edner Cherry: “It was a good fight. I just left it to the judges’ hands. If I knocked him out it wouldn’t be up to the judges. It’s them. That’s the judges. That’s what happens when you leave it to the judges. It went twelve rounds so it was up to the judges. I’m not taking anything away from him. It was a good fight. I feel I did enough to win, but I wish I had knocked him out and not left it in the hands of the judges.

“He wasn’t as slick as I thought he’d be. I think I hurt him quite a few times. It was a good fight I did my best I can do and I’m happy with my performance. I would love a rematch.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse: I went blind for awhile

By Miguel Maravilla

At Saturday night’s post-fight press conference in Carson, California, jr welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse (37-4, 34 KOs) commented on his KO loss to Viktor Postol. “What can I say? You win some, you lose some, and tonight I lost,” Matthysse stated.

“I’m fine now. I went blind for awhile. I went blind. I couldn’t see anything. It was just the eye. I wasn’t hurt. I just went blind. I went blind and obviously it was cause for concern and I don’t want to go blind…the headbutt did affect me. It was bad. It really hurt. He hit me right in the eye. It just wasn’t my night. I couldn’t get off. He frustrated me. He really, really frustrated me. It was tough to get inside on him. I was able to do it in a few rounds, but it was just a bad night. It didn’t go my way…I have to give him credit, they had a good game plan. He used it and kept me away and then each time I got on the inside and started working he grabbed me and he held me so it was just very, very frustrating.

“I’m not thinking about plan B right now. I just want to rest. I just want to go back home and rest. It’s been a long year. It was a difficult year. The Provodnikov fight was a tough fight. I just want to enjoy my family.”

Is there still going to be more Matthysse in the ring? “Of course, there is.”

Golden Boy Promotions’ Eric Gomez summed it up. “This is what happens when the best fight the best. Lucas will be back,” Gomez said.



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Orozco: I went from being relentless to having to box

By Miguel Maravilla

Unbeaten super lightweight Antonio “Relentless” Orozco (23-0, 15 KOs) had a tough task in facing rugged former world champion Humberto “Zorrita” Soto of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, opening up Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing telecast. Orozco had his hands full in his unanimous decision over the crafty veteran.

“I went to school today,” said Orozco at the post-fight press conference. “I had to make a lot of adjustments. I went from being relentless to having to box. We knew from the beginning it was going to be a tough fight but we came out with the victory. I was fighting Humberto Soto, a three-time world champion. He has seen it all. My job was to win.” (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Ex-Champ Hasegawa to return in December

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Formerly two-time world champ Hozumi Hasegawa will return to the ring warfare again in Kobe, his native turf, on December 11. The veteran southpaw, 34, showed a fine comeback victory in defeating previously unbeaten Mexican prospect, then WBC #9 Horacio Garcia on points with a very fine performance after a one-year hiatus, and was considering whether to go on or not. But Hasegawa, ex-WBC bantam and feather champ, made up his mind to fight on and pursue another coronation.

IBF female #1 ranked junior flyweight Etsuko Tada will also appear to fight for the vacant IBF 105-pound throne lately renounced by Nancy Franco on the undercard.



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale: I’m coming back with my belt / Bute: The IBF belt will stay in Quebec

IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale will defend his title against former champion Lucian Bute at the Videotron Center in Quebec on November 28, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on Showtime in the US. “Bute is a world class, elite-level fighter who kept his world title for five years,” said DeGale. “Anyone who can do that deserves some serious respect. I’m the champion and he will be very fired up trying to win back his old title, but I’m too young, too fast, too skilful to let that happen. My trainer Jim McDonnell has always said getting the world title is hard, but keeping it is even harder. I’m under no illusions about this fight, but I’m also a massive believer in my own ability and I aim to show just who is the best super middleweight in the world on November 28. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Shimoda, Kamegai victorious over Filipinos

Photo: Boxing Beat

Photo: Boxing Beat


By Joe Koizumi

Former WBA 122-pound champ, currently a full-fledged featherweight Akifumi Shimoda (30-4-2, 13 KOs), 126, looked very impressive as he regained his previous form dependent on hand speed and footwork, and lopsidedly battered Filipino Jerry Nardo (21-8, 11 KOs), 126, into submission at 2:55 of the fifth round on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Shimoda, a shifty southpaw, made good use of his lateral mobility to fully confuse the Filipino, dropped him in the second and finally halted him with a fusillade of punches with the referee Tsuchiya’s intervention. Back from an upset KO defeat by Marvin Sonsona in Macao last year, Shimoda showed his determination to regain a belt in the 126-pound category.

Having suffered a couple of setbacks to Robert Guerrero and Alfonso Gomez in the US, former OPBF welter champ Yoshihiro Kamegai (26-3-1 23 KOs), 153.75, returned to the Hall after a year and a half, and flattened Filipino Nelson Gulpe (8-6, 3 KOs), 153.75, with a vicious right shot at 3:09 of the third session.

Promoter: Teiken Promotions.

OGUNI, TAKAYAMA KEEP JAPANESE BELTS

WBC#6/IBF#10 Yukinori Oguni (15-1-1, 4 KOs), 122, successfully retained his Japanese super-bantam belt when he outlegged and outspeeded hard-punching challenger Taiki Minamoto (10-5, 9 KOs), 122, to win a unanimous decision (97-93 twice, 98-93) over ten heats on Wednesday in Tokyo. (more…)



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner: When Adrien Broner is on his sh!t, a fly can’t be around me

Adrien Broner: “I’m muthaf***ing tired…honestly, a young guy like me, they just threw me a lot of cash at a young age. It was hard to adjust to the fame, to the lights. After my last fight I said I wasn’t putting my all into it.”

[On what made him realize he wasn’t putting his all into it] “Losing to guys like Shawn Porter. No disrespect. I respect Shawn Porter, he’s a wonderful fighter, a world class fighter. But at the end of the day, when Adrien Broner is on his shit, a fly can’t be around me.”

[Moving forward] “It’s definitely all up to me. After that bell, no one can help me. I’m still AB, About Billions, Always Ballin’, but this next half of my career I’m going to be about boxing and about business. Nothing has changed. I’m comfortable at whatever weight my opponent is comfortable at. But I’m getting wiser, I’m getting older now. I was too tough because I’m from the hood. Any fight they approached me with, I just automatically took. Ain’t no more of that no more. I’m going to fight who I wanna fight, when I wanna fight ’em. They say my big bro, the one the only Floyd Mayweather, feels like he’s got a fighter that can beat me…I think his name is Ashley (Theophane). You put Ashley on one of your private jets, bring him to come see me, and I bet I bring the girl out of that boy like Bruce Jenner.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Matthysse: I felt there was damage to my eye and I also didn’t feel my body

Lucas Matthysse: “I felt comfortable with the pace of the fight. I also feel that I had dominated a few rounds and we were even in the cards. But, he got me with that right cross and hit my left eye. I felt there was damage to my eye and I also didn’t feel my body. The pain was instant and I knew I had to stop because I wasn’t sure what my eye looked like. But fortunately, nothing happened. My team tells me that it looks good. But, Postol is not the best yet.”

Mario Arano, Matthysse’s manager: “At the 7th round, I felt it was 7-2 in Lucas’ favor. But, after the seventh round, I could see Lucas getting tired, which surprised me because we had one of the best training camps in his career. Unfortunately in boxing, sometimes you have a good night and sometimes a bad one. Tonight was an example of a bad night. This is not the end for Lucas.”



October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Postol: I beat a very strong, powerful champion to win the title

Viktor Postol: “I was a small boy 12 years old when I first went into a boxing gym. Even then my ultimate goal was to win a world championship. I later made a decision to leave the Ukraine and go to America which is the mecca of boxing. I went right to the Wild Card Gym. Freddie Roach became my trainer. This was our third fight. It was Freddie and his trainers who taught me the small things to work on and become stronger as a professional boxer. I am a world champion because of Freddie the world’s best trainer. I mean that. At the Wild Card I did everything he told me to do each and every day. Now I am bringing home a WBC green championship belt. The people of Ukraine will be so proud. I beat a very strong, powerful champion to win the title.”

Bob Arum: “Viktor Postol will be a real force in the 140 and 147 pound divisions. He had a terrific fight tonight. He will be hard to beat. Top Rank will have some big very fights for him.”

Freddie Roach: “Before the last round, I told our corner that our opponent was very tired and ready to go out. He was coming in with his head leaning down. We told Viktor now is the time for a right uppercut and a left hook. Viktor is a good student of the game. He followed the game plan perfectly. This was, really, one of the greatest wins of my career.”



October 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 192 Main: Cormier Outlasts Gustaffsson For Split Decision

If anyone wondered whether the UFC light heavyweight title held by Daniel Cormier was a legitimate one in the absence of former champion Jon Jones, those doubts were silenced Saturday night at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, as Cormier won a five-round war against number two-ranked contender Alexander Gustafsson, taking a split decision victory that left both men spent . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Also see: Co-main event report | Pena, Benavidez, Magomedov go distance in wins

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October 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Broner TKOs Allakhverdiev in 12 to claim vacant WBA 140lb title

By Brian Grammer at ringside
Photos: Jimmy Range at JimmyRangePhotography.zenfolio.com

Three-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (31-2, 22 KOs) won a world title in a fourth weight division with a one-sided twelfth round TKO over Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-2, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner busted up Allakhverdiev with hooks, lead right hands and devastating uppercuts. Allakhverdiev battled gamely through swollen and bloody eyes, but was just no match for the new champion. Referee Harvey Dock had seen enough of the battle after Allakhverdiev took several unanswered punches in the closing moments of the bout. Time of the stoppage was 2:23.

Broner claimed the vacant WBA super lightweight world title. After the fight, Broner called out a Mayweather fighter named “Ashley,” apparently meaning Ashley Theophane. photos



October 4th, 2015




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