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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Scott Raven Lightweight Tommy Coyle (20-2, 9 KOs) stopped former two-time interim beltholder Michael Katsidis (30-7, 24 KOs) with a single left ...

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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

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

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

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Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell stays unbeaten

Photos: Coyle destroys Katsidis; McDonnell

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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Announcement

“Knocking Out Cancer” Dec. 12

"The Ghost" will host on Sunday

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will co-host “Knocking Out Cancer” amateur boxing event with Tango Multimedia, 415 Boxing and Frisco Boxing this Sunday December 12th at the Roccapulco Salsa Club and restaurant in San Francisco.  Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Casey Guerrero Foundation to fight Cancer.

Doors open up at 4:00 P.M. with bouts beginning at 5:00 P.M. Tickets priced $20 can be purchased at the door on online through PayPal.  The Roccapulco is 3140 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 648-6611



December 10th, 2010



Announcement

17th “Navidad En La Comunidad”

"The Ghost" to host Toy Drive today!

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero unites with Douglas Murray of the San Jose Sharks this Friday December 10th for the 17th annual “Navidad En La Comunidad” Toy Drive at Cha Cho’s Tacos in Campbell, CA.

(more…)



December 10th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

St-Pierre and Koscheck Meet Again Tomorrow Night: The welterweight championship is on the line as Georges St-Pierre defends his title against Josh Koscheck – UFC 124 tomorrow night at 10pm ET / 7pm PT live on Pay-Per-View

UFC 124 Weigh-In Live Today: Fighters hit the scales at approximately 4pm ET / 1pm PT – watch live on UFCLive.com

Before The Pay-Per-View Action Begins, See 2 Prelims Live and Free: Dan Miller battles Joe Doerksen, and Dustin Hazelett takes on Mark Bocek – the action begins at 9pm ET / 6pm PT Saturday night on UFCLive.com

Save 20% Off Storewide At UFC Store: Sale ends 12/12 at 11:59pm PT

UFC Undisputed 2010 Now Available For iPad and iPhone: Step into the Octagon® with more than 25 of the best UFC fighters in the world – now available at the iTunes App Store



December 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Caballero to featherweight

By Gabriel F. Cordero

It has been known that the Panamanian Celestino “Pelenchin” Caballero has officially relinquished the WBA super bantamweight super champion title. Caballero is expected to be rated at featherweight and to campaign in that division with the intention of seizing the WBA title of Jonathan Victor Barros and keep looking for an opportunity to fight figures such as Yuriorkas Gamboa and Juan Manuel Lopez among others.



December 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: www.fightclub.be

Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses with welterweight Said Ouali at yesterday’s weigh-in in Antwerp, Belgium. Ouali, who fights under the Mayweather Promotions banner, will meet former world champion Randall Bailey tonight in an IBF title eliminator.



December 10th, 2010

Boxing News

Interview with Vinny Maddalone

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Vinny Maddalone talking about his fight with Tomek Adamek, his hand speed and surprising combinations.



December 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Tomasz Adamek

"I’m a natural heavyweight now."

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

Talking with athletes just after the competition gives a writer rare expressions of their thoughts. Just 15 minutes after he beat Vinny Maddalone (33-7, 24 KOs) by KO, top heavyweight contender Tomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KO) was very open and happy… (more…)



December 10th, 2010

Feature Story

Q&A: Marco Huck

Photo Wende

WBO Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (30-1, 23 KOs) will wrap up his preparation in Kienbaum this weekend and return to Berlin, where he faces mandatory challenger Denis Lebedev (21-0, 16 KOs) at the Max-Schmeling-Halle on December 18th. Boxen.com has caught up with the hard-hitting German ahead of what many believe will be the toughest fight of his career. (more…)



December 10th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Kissimmee, FL


Photos: mpsportimages.com

Ed Paredes 145 vs. Antonio Pitalua 147
(WBO Latin welterweight title)
Darley Perez 133 vs. Ramesis Gil 134
Richard Abril 140 vs. Miguel Angel Munguia 138
Israel Vazquez 109 vs. Thomas Heaton 108
Federico Vega 143 vs. Dmitrij Sabanyin 146
Christopher De La Paz 155 vs. Marcus Willis 155
Luis Torres 149 vs. Frank Gedeon 152
Krishen Rangi 147 vs. Evans Michell 145
Venue: Kissimmee Civic Center Kissimmee, Florida
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr.
Matchmaker: Ruben De Jesus
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET)
Tickets now on sale: (407) 935-1412 (more…)



December 10th, 2010

Boxing Result

Adamek TKOs Maddalone

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

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Feature Story

Bantam Tourney Presser

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

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

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

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

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Aguas Buenas, PR

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

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



December 9th, 2010

UFC

UFC teams up with Orbitz

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Pascal/Hopkins Transcript

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Photo

De La Hoya outpoints Khan

Photo by Chris Cozzone

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



December 9th, 2010

UFC

GSP, Koscheck face off

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

“TNT” Thomas returns to battle

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Khan, Maidana quick quotes

Photo by Chris Cozzone

By Andreas Hale

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

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

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

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights From Saltillo, Coahuila

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Belgium

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bantam Tourney PR Feature Video

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Bika targets Wood

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

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

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



December 9th, 2010

UFC

McCorkle the entertainer

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Photo of the day

Photo: Emily Harney

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

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



December 9th, 2010

Boxing News

Holyfield-Williams back on?

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

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



December 9th, 2010




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