Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

Caferro knocks out Zeigler in Three

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Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

Gonzalez KOs Contreras, takes aim at world title

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Olympian Nico Hernandez wins pro debut

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Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

Linares beats Crolla again, retains WBA lightweight title in dominant fashion

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Quigley defeats Tapia, remains unbeaten

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Arrellin steps up to face Perez

Story by Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo

Randy “Savage” Arrellin gets somewhat melancholic when asked about how he’s not only salvaged his career, but will now be fighting for his first title . . . Click here for more

Story by Gerardo Martinez Photos by Jose Leon Castillo Randy “Savage” Arrellin gets somewhat melancholic when asked about how he’s …


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UFN fight preview

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr.

It’s that time again. The UFC rolls into Seattle’s Key Arena this Saturday for Ultimate Fight Night 24. With a main and co-main event that both promise fireworks in the light heavyweight and welterweight division respectively, fans are in for a treat. With that said, let’s take a look at the two marquee matchups. (more…)

Preview by Anthony Springer Jr. It’s that time again. The UFC rolls into Seattle’s Key Arena this Saturday for Ultimate …



Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Baltimore Ravens safety and former Notre Dame captain Tommy Zbikowski, Chicago wishes undefeated WBA/IBF featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa, Miami, Florida good luck during media day in Atlantic City Thursday. Gamboa gets set to battle challenger Jorge Solis, Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, March 26, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Zbikowski will also take on Caleb Grummet in a special attraction heavyweight bout. Highlights from Zbikowski’s fight will be shown during the telecast. Gamboa vs Solis is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Arena Box and Caesars Atlantic City and will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Baltimore Ravens safety and former Notre Dame captain Tommy Zbikowski, Chicago wishes undefeated WBA/IBF featherweight champion …


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Weights from Chicago

Osamanu Adama 160 vs Marcus Upshaw 157
(USBA, IBO I/C middleweight title)
Angel Hernandez 154 vs Joey Hernandez 154
(Vacant USBO I/C jr. middleweight title)
Lanardo Tyner 147 vs Adrian Granados 148
Antonio Canas 140 vs Andrew Hartley 145
Eric Estrada 131 vs James Lester 130
Mike Jimenez 167 vs Cameron Allen 165
Brooke Dierdorff 132.5 vs Ashleigh Curry 133

Venue: Hanging Garden Banquets, River Grove, Illinois
Promoter: CFC Promotions LLC

Osamanu Adama 160 vs Marcus Upshaw 157 (USBA, IBO I/C middleweight title) Angel Hernandez 154 vs Joey Hernandez 154 (Vacant …




Boxing News

Gamboa CC quotes

Some of the most exciting boxers today reside in the sport’s lighter weight divisions and Saturday in the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall, four of them will take center stage and battle for titles in “Featherweight Fury!” Yuriorkis Gamboa will defend his WBA and IBF titles against interim WBA super featherweight champion Jorge Solis, plus undefeated NABF/NABO champion Matt ‘Sharp Shooter’ Remillard meets #1-ranked Mikey Garcia in the HBO TV opener. Yesterday Gamboa spoke to the media. (more…)

Some of the most exciting boxers today reside in the sport’s lighter weight divisions and Saturday in the Adrian Phillips …


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Hernandez-Keb almost agreed

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
Photo: Pepe Rodriguez

Mexican boxing promoter Salvador Briman is in negotiations for the WBC light flyweight championship between Gilberto “Baby” Keb Bass and Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez, and soon he will disclose the date and place for the bout. Briman, representative of Adrian Hernandez, is a passionate promoter of boxing and said; “El Confesor” beat Keb Baas in the past and he should repeat it this time again. We are aware that the champion is motivated, has taken his second wind and he’s dangerous, but Adrian is working in the gym with great determination.”

Salvador added that the battle against Keb Baas is in negotiations with the promoter Pepe Gomez from Cancun and there are only details to be agreed, and at any time they will announce the date and place. It could be in Merida Yucatan or Mexico City.

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC Photo: Pepe Rodriguez Mexican boxing promoter Salvador Briman is in negotiations for the WBC light flyweight championship …


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Boxing Buzz

Unbeaten welterweight Javontae “Tae” Starks (4-0, 4 KOs) has signed with Prize Fight Promotions and will make his Prize Fight debut on May 14 in Little Rock, AR.
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According to ESPN, 42-year-old ring legend Roy Jones Jr. will take a very dangerous fight against WBO #1 cruiserweight Denis Lebedev (21-1, 16 KOs) on May 22 in Lebedev’s native Russia. Official announcement to come.
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Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna returns April 2 at Bally’s Atlantic City.
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Former world champion Luis Collazo will take on Franklin Gonzalez in an eight round bout on April 13 at Oceana Ballroom in Brooklyn, NY. Dmitriy Salita meets Jermaine White in the main event.

Unbeaten welterweight Javontae “Tae” Starks (4-0, 4 KOs) has signed with Prize Fight Promotions and will make his Prize Fight …


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Weights from Fairfield, CA

Antonio Escalante 130 vs. Alejandro Perez 130
Clint Coronel 150.5 vs. Carlos Musquez 149.5
Manuel Avila 121 vs. Frank Gutierrez 120
Trevor McCumby 183 vs. Nathan Ortiz 182
Guy Robb 131 vs. Manuel Morales 136
Roman Morales 123 vs. Danny Pantoja 125
Venue: Sports Center, Fairfield, California
Promoter: Golden Boy
TV: Telefutura

Antonio Escalante 130 vs. Alejandro Perez 130 Clint Coronel 150.5 vs. Carlos Musquez 149.5 Manuel Avila 121 vs. Frank Gutierrez …



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Weights from the Cosmopolitan

Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone

From the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool Deck in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights card promoted by Warrior Boxing:

Erislandy Lara  153 vs.  Carlos Molina 152
Yudel Jhnoson 153 vs. Richard Gutiérrez 156
Rances Barthemly 131 vs. James Hope 139
Hylon Williams Jr. 135 vs. Jorge Cordero 136
Yunier Dorticos 199 vs. Jose Luis Herrera 202
Puro Pairol 136 vs. Frankie Rey Martinez 138
Hiromitsu Miura 174 vs. Todd Manuel 173

Weights & photo by Chris Cozzone From the Cosmopolitan’s Boulevard Pool Deck in Las Vegas for tomorrow night’s ESPN2’s Friday …


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Hernan “Tyson” Marquez Update

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions

Flyweight Hernan “Tyson” Marquez of the northern Mexican State of Sonora finished up his six week training camp in the boxing hotbed of Los Mochis, MX, in preparation of his April 2nd challenge of Luis “Nica” Concepcion (22-1, 17 KOs) for the WBA flyweight title in Panama. The 22-year-old Marquez (29-2, 22 KOs) will spar for twelve rounds today, Thursday, and depart to Panama tomorrow with his trainer Manuel Montiel where he will hope to take advantage of seven days acclimating himself to the weather and time change of Panama. (more…)

Photo: Rafael Soto/Zanfer Promotions Flyweight Hernan “Tyson” Marquez of the northern Mexican State of Sonora finished up his six week …


Boxing News

WBO Convention Update

The 24th WBO Annual Convention, to be held in Puerto Rico in 2011, is scheduled from October 24th to 29th it was announced today by WBO President, Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel. The traditional WBO Convention, started in 1988, will take place on that date, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel located in Isla Verde, Carolina. 2010 WBO Convention was held at the Hotel Caribe in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. This year, PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) headed by brothers Ivan and Peter Rivera will present a world title show during the convention. As always, the presence of some of the WBO champions, former champions, other boxers, famous trainers, managers, promoters, officials, and other political, social and cultural personalities will be on hand.

The 24th WBO Annual Convention, to be held in Puerto Rico in 2011, is scheduled from October 24th to 29th …


Boxing News

Pongsaklek-Sosa update

The World Boxing Council has granted world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand, the authorization to make a voluntary defense having as a deadline May 30, the same liberty that was granted to Edgar Sosa, of Mexico, to make a voluntary defense of his WBC International title. However, the free negotiation period will start on June 1st and a purse offer would be conducted on July 1st if no agreement is reached. Continental Federations ABCO and NABF have already been advised as well as the representatives to the aforementioned fighters.

The World Boxing Council has granted world champion Pongsaklek Wonjongkam of Thailand, the authorization to make a voluntary defense having …



Boxing News

Huck on opponent change

Marco “Captain” will defend his WBO cruiserweight title against Ran Nakash on April 2. After Giacobbe Fragomeni pulled out due to a cut injury from sparring, Huck (31-1, 23 KOs) will now make his sixth defense against the unbeaten challenger from Israel (25-0, 18 KOs). “I don’t care about the late change,” Huck said. “It will not exactly be a walk in the park, but as the world champion, I will find a way to deal with it. I will be prepared for Nakash and I will defeat him just like I defeat anybody who wants to take the belt away from me.”

Huck is currently putting the finishing touches on his preparation at Team Sauerland’s training camp base in the solitude of Kienbaum, Germany. “It has been exhausting, but it has been worth it,” Huck said. “I will not disappoint my fans at the Gerry Weber Stadium in Halle. But I am prepared for a tough night.”

Nakash has yet to taste defeat as a professional boxer. “He is a tough and very skilled guy,” Sauerland sports director Hagen Doering said. “He has been in full training as he was preparing for a fight. It will be an interesting match-up.”

Marco “Captain” will defend his WBO cruiserweight title against Ran Nakash on April 2. After Giacobbe Fragomeni pulled out due …


Boxing News

Taylor returns Saturday

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Photo: Tim Barry

Former world welterweight and middleweight challenger Shannan Taylor (50-9-3, 36 KOs) will be in action over twelve rounds on Saturday against Tim Kanofski (11-4) at the Croation Club in Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW, Australia with IBF Pan Pacific championship up for grabs. Taylor holds KO wins over several former world champions including former WBA lightweight champion Livingstone Bramble who he blasted out in round one and former IBF junior welterweight champion Jake “The Snake” Rodriguez who went out in three rounds. Taylor was turned back in a WBC welterweight title bout against Shane Mosley in six rounds in 2001 and dropped a twelve round decision to Arthur Abraham in an IBF middleweight title bout in 2006. Kanofski dropped a decision to former WBA middleweight challenger Jamie Pittman in his most recent ring outing. Australian heavyweight contender Michael Kirby (8-3-1, 5 KOs) will slug it out with Royce Sio (1-1, 1 KO) over four rounds. Promoter: Rod Van Akker.

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing Photo: Tim Barry Former world welterweight and middleweight challenger Shannan Taylor (50-9-3, 36 KOs) will …


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Maciel arrives in Russia

WBO world ranked Javier Maciel (18-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina and his team have arrived in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Maciel will challenge WBO middleweight champion Dmitry Pirog (17-0, 14 KOs) of Russia this Saturday in Ekaterinburg.

WBO world ranked Javier Maciel (18-1, 12 KOs) of Argentina and his team have arrived in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Maciel will …


Boxing News

Solis ready to shine

Jorge “Coloradito” Solis is a world champion in his own right, but on Saturday night he will not only be a challenger but also the underdog to undefeated Cuban sensation Yuriorkis Gamboa who will put up his WBA and IBF featherweight world championship against the tough Mexican in the main event of “Featherweight Fury” to take place at the Adrian Phillips Ballroom at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and to be televised by HBO on “Boxing After Dark.”

“I am not selling myself short. I took this fight because I truly believe I can win it and that’s what I am here to do: win it,” said Solis, today in Atlantic City. Solis is the WBA Interim Super Featherweight champion and has lost only twice in his professional career, one to Manny Pacquiao and another one to former IBF Featherweight champion Cristobal Cruz in a title fight so close, that some people felt that Solis had won it. (more…)

Jorge “Coloradito” Solis is a world champion in his own right, but on Saturday night he will not only be …



Boxing News

Weights from Ontario, Ca

Photo: Thompson Boxing

Efrain Esquivias 120.5 vs Jhon Albert Molina 121.5
Artemio Reyes 144.5 vs Marcus Thompkins 143.5
Richard Contreras vs Alfredo Birto 119
Miguel Diaz 114 vs Daniel Modad 113.5
Ignacio Garcia 143 vs Jose Antonio Vargas 141
Sergio Nuñez 132.5 vs Gerald Fischer 134.5

Photo: Thompson Boxing Efrain Esquivias 120.5 vs Jhon Albert Molina 121.5 Artemio Reyes 144.5 vs Marcus Thompkins 143.5 Richard Contreras …


Boxing News

Reynoso-Almaraz April 29

WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation light welterweight champion Jose “El Nino” Reynoso Jose Reynoso (14-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riverside returns to the ring April 29th against Estaban Almaraz (10-4, 3 KOs) of Texas. The bout is scheduled for 8 rounds and near the 140 pound weight limit. Site of the fight will be the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario, California. Reynoso fights out of the Capital Punishment Boxing Club based in Riverside and owned by his managers Charlie Perez and Ruben Castanon. Reynoso has opened eyes beating solid competion in his last 3 bouts where the opposition had a combined record of (53-6-3). Almaraz upset former world champion Nestor Garza (41-5, 33 KOs) of Mexico in his last bout.

WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation light welterweight champion Jose “El Nino” Reynoso Jose Reynoso (14-3-1, 2 KOs) of Riverside returns to …


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Weights from Brazil

Photos: Sergio Shibuya

The final press conference and official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s “International Boxing Challenge pro-am boxing show, featuring the Interim WBC Latino Super Middleweight title fight between unbeaten Michael “The Brazilian Rocky” Oliveira (13-0, 11 KOs) and undefeated Argentinean prospect Abel Nicolas “El Princdipito” Andriel (10-0, 2 KOs), was held this morning in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 10-round main event between Oliveira and Adriel, which is believed to be the first battle of undefeated boxers from archrivals Brazil and Argentina, will be streamed free starting at 9 PM/ET by going to www.MichaelOliveira.com.

Michael Oliveira 167.5 vs Abel Nicolas Adriel 163.5
(WBC interim Latino super middleweight title)
Douglas Ataibe 155.5 vs. Valdevan Pereira 158.25
Click here for presser quotes

Photos: Sergio Shibuya The final press conference and official weigh-in for tomorrow night’s “International Boxing Challenge pro-am boxing show, featuring …


Boxing News

Featherweight Fury

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Undefeated WBA & IBF featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and challenger Jorge Solis pose overlooking the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk as they get set to do battle on Saturday, March 26, at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. This championship main event, Gamboa vs. Solis is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Arena Box and Caesars Atlantic City and will be televised on HBO’s Boxing After Dark. Click here for more photos…

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated WBA & IBF featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and challenger Jorge Solis pose overlooking the famed …


Boxing News

Pedraza hits NYC

Photo: Ricardo Rodriguez-Rivera

On Wednesday afternoon, 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Jose Pedraza arrived in New York City. And while he prepares to fight as a professional for just the second time, Pedraza is well on his way to arriving at boxing superstardom. Pedraza (1-0, 1 KO) headlines Broadway Boxing from the BB King Blues Club in Times Square on March 29, against Springfield, OR native Corben page (1-1).

“I’m very excited for this opportunity to fight internationally for the first time,” said Pedraza upon arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. “The camp has been going great and I’m working on a few new things to show the fans in New York.” (more…)

Photo: Ricardo Rodriguez-Rivera On Wednesday afternoon, 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian Jose Pedraza arrived in New York City. And while he …


Boxing News

Perez headlines in Colorado

By Bill Green

Airtight Boxing presents “Knocked Out Cold” at Red and Jerry’s in Sheridan, Colorado on March 26th. In the main event, welterweight Manuel Perez (15-6, 3 KOs) squares off with Randy Arrellin (8-3, 4 KOs) for the vacant WBC Latino Jr title. Perez is best known for earning a draw with reigning WBA lightweight champion Brandon Rios.

The co-main event belongs to popular Colorada-based lighweight Robert “Red Hot” Frankel (27-10, 4 KOs). Frankel looks to rebound from a tough majority decision loss to former WBC lightweight champ David Diaz. Frankel will face Adam Limon in an eight round lightweight contest. (more…)

By Bill Green Airtight Boxing presents “Knocked Out Cold” at Red and Jerry’s in Sheridan, Colorado on March 26th. In …


UFC

WV to regulate MMA

A bill to regulate mixed martial arts recently passed through the West Virginia Legislature, making the state the 45th in the U.S. to approve the rapidly-growing sport. Today, officials at the Ultimate Fighting Championship® expressed their gratitude to local lawmakers who helped clear the way for mixed martial arts in “The Mountain State.” (more…)

A bill to regulate mixed martial arts recently passed through the West Virginia Legislature, making the state the 45th in …


Feature Story

Esquivias set for main event debut

Interview & photos by Rocco Morales

Fan favorite Efrain Esquivias (12-0, 8 KOs) is set to make his main event debut, as well as fight for the vacant WBA Fedelatin super bantamweight title, when he takes on 46-fight veteran and two time world title challenger John Alberto Molina (28-15-3, 19 KOs) this Friday as Thompson Boxing Promotions returns to the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California with another installment of the popular “Path to Glory” series . . . Click here for more

Interview & photos by Rocco Morales Fan favorite Efrain Esquivias (12-0, 8 KOs) is set to make his main event …


Boxing News

New Huck opponent named

Sauerland Event has found a quick replacement opponent for WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. “Kapt’n Huck” will now face unbeaten Ran Nakash (25-0, 18 KOs) in April 2 in Halle/Westfalen, Germany. Nakash steps in for Giacobbe Fragomeni, who had to pull out with a cut. Nakash is rated by both the WBC and WBA.

Sauerland Event has found a quick replacement opponent for WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck. “Kapt’n Huck” will now face unbeaten …


Boxing News

Munroe-Booth in the works

Promoter Frank Maloney is planning a clash between close pals Rendall Munroe and Jason Booth this summer, providing Booth is successful in his European super bantamweight fight against Kiko Martinez in Madrid on April 15. Munroe returns to action an eight rounder against Chris Riley at Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday April 9 – his first fight since losing on points to WBC 122lb champion Toshiaki Nishioka in October. Provided the Leicester binman beats Riley he expects to become official challenger for the European crown he once held.

Maloney explained, “It is a fight that Jason and Rendall have been reluctant to talk about let alone contemplate. They except that business is business and there is now a real possibility that will have to face each other in the near future. Rendall wants to win back his old crown and Jason will not want to relinquish once he beats Martinez.”

Promoter Frank Maloney is planning a clash between close pals Rendall Munroe and Jason Booth this summer, providing Booth is …


Boxing News

Murray chasing title shot

Unbeaten lightweight John Murray (30-0, 18 KOs) is hoping a solid win on April 2 propels him towards a shot at long-term WBC champion Humberto Soto or WBA/WBO champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Murray is currently ranked #2 with the WBC, and is also inside the top 15 with the IBF and WBO. A KO victory against Karim El Ouazghari (11-1, 4 KOs) at Bethnal Green’s York Hall in Murray’s first fight for promoter Frank Warren would move that goal closer.

“I’d love a world title shot this year,” said current European champion Murray. “I’m not worried about facing any of the champions out there. Soto’s got a great record but if I want to win a world title then I’m going to have to beat the best. I’ve worked very hard for my rating with the WBC, and I want to get in a position where I can force a fight as mandatory challenger. It’s great that the world governing bodies are beginning to recognise my talent because I’ve always believed in myself. Now other people are sitting up and taking notice too. I really believe that I am ready for anyone in the world right now, including Juan Manuel Marquez.”

Unbeaten lightweight John Murray (30-0, 18 KOs) is hoping a solid win on April 2 propels him towards a shot …


UFC

Rumble time for Johnson

Despite coming off a knockout loss in his last fight against Carlos Condit, welterweight contender Dan Hardy didn’t hesitate to accept a bout with feared striker Anthony “Rumble” Johnson that takes place this Saturday night in Seattle . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

For more on the UFC or on UFN, visit www.UFC.com

Despite coming off a knockout loss in his last fight against Carlos Condit, welterweight contender Dan Hardy didn’t hesitate to …


Boxing News

New Faces: Evgeny Gradovich

Photo: Team Gradovich

By Robert Coster

Growing up in the remote town of Egrim, Siberia, junior lightweight Evgeny Gradovich (9-0,6 KOs) dreamed of becoming a sports star. His first choice was soccer but he was rejected by the local soccer school. Well, soccer’s loss turned out to be boxing’s gain as the unbeaten 24-year-old is starting to make a name for himself. His last fight was an impressive shutout ten round decision over tough Francisco Reyes (8-1) in Tacoma, Washington last Saturday. (more…)

By Robert Coster Growing up in the remote town of Egrim, Siberia, junior lightweight Evgeny Gradovich (9-0,6 KOs) dreamed of …


Boxing News

Boxing back in Tijuana

On Friday, Zanfer Promotions will break the dry spell in boxing that has fallen over Tijuana, MX, when it presents the first fight card of 2011. Zanfer will showcase its local up and coming talent at the Municipal Auditorium. In the main event of “Night of Warriors”, unbeaten lightweight Misael Castillo (19-0, 17KOs) will travel the roughly 100 miles north from his native Ensenada, MX, to protect his perfect record against Mexico City’s Francisco “Panterita” Dianzo (21-7, 18KOs) in a scheduled ten rounder. The hard hitting Castillo is no stranger to Tijuana since this is where he was crowned the winner of the regional “Guante Azteca (Aztec Glove)” tournament last summer. Known for his high pressure style, Castillo is one of the best prospects in Baja California. Dianzo in his own right is a tough opponent with face offs against the likes of former featherweight Cristobal “Lacandon” Cruz, Takahiro Ao and Guadalupe Rosales among others. (more…)

On Friday, Zanfer Promotions will break the dry spell in boxing that has fallen over Tijuana, MX, when it presents …


Boxing News

Japan tripleheader moves to Kobe

By Joe Koizumi

Akihiko Honda, the promoter of Teiken Promotions, Inc., has definitely announced today (Thursday) that the world title tripleheader on April 8 is on as scheduled, but will move from the originally slated fight place of Tokyo to Kobe city on the same date. He considers that it is a good choice to shift the venue to the World Memorial Hall of the southern port city Kobe, some 500 kilometer (310 miles) west to the capital Tokyo, under current circumstances with partly limited electricity and other problems inside the Metropolitan area.

The deluxe show consists of the three WBC world title bouts, as follows: WBC feather title bout between Hozumi Hasegawa (29-3, 12 KOs) and Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico (47-7, 41 KOs); WBC super-bantam title go of Toshiaki Nishioka (37-4-3, 23 KOs) and Mauricio Munoz of Argentina (21-2, 9 KOs); WBC super-feather title bout of Takahiro Aoh (20-2-1, 9 KOs) and Humberto Gutierrez of Mexico (28-2-1, 20 KOs).

Therefore, foreign boxing people including the WBC officials will arrive at Osaka/Kansai airport, about an hour by car to Kobe city, without coming to Tokyo. More information will follow on this subject.

By Joe Koizumi Akihiko Honda, the promoter of Teiken Promotions, Inc., has definitely announced today (Thursday) that the world title …


Boxing News

Fielding wins Prizefighter tourney

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Hometown underdog Rocky Fielding broke Prizefighter records as he stormed to victory in the Super-Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia. Roared on by an army of fans, Fielding destroyed his three opponents in brutal fashion, becoming the first winner to win all three of his fights inside the distance on the way to collecting the £32,000 winner’s cheque and catapulting himself from three-fight novice to a name to watch.

“It’s just unbelievable,” said Fielding. “I was nowhere near the line-up nine or ten days ago but the second I knew I was in it I thought, ‘I’ll win that’.

“I’m always in great shape, I don’t fear anyone and I’ve got a good following so I’m ready to be in the big-time,” said Fielding. “I’m not going to jump the gun and say I want title shots and so-on – I’ve only had three fights before this and I know that – but as this showed, I’m always ready to fight and I’ll box anywhere and this will open big, big doors for me.” (more…)

Hometown underdog Rocky Fielding broke Prizefighter records as he stormed to victory in the Super-Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia. Roared …


Boxing News

Tommy Z taste for boxing

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

26-year old former Notre Dame team captain and now Baltimore Ravens safety, Tommy Zbikowski is a busy guy. The same day he attended the media luncheon announcing his Saturday undercard fight on the Gamboa-Solis main event in Atlantic City, televised on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark”, he wasted no time and immediately started training at New York’s famous Kingsway Gym. Click here for more photos…

By Przemyslaw Garczarczyk Photos: Wojtek Kubik 26-year old former Notre Dame team captain and now Baltimore Ravens safety, Tommy Zbikowski …


Boxing News

Boxing returns to Kissimmee

It all started October 19, 2001 when former world champion Oscar Larios defeated Angel “Avispa” Chacon in a “Mexico vs. Puerto Rico” battle when Tuto Zabala Jr., All Star Boxing, Inc and the TELEMUNDO Network landed for the first time at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Now almost 10 years later, the City of Kissimmee has become a boxing capital and Boxeo TELEMUNDO returns on April 29. In the main event is another classic “Puerto Rico vs. Mexico” showdown with Cuauhtémoc Vargas (15-4-1, 10 KOs) of Mexico City against Jose “Miau” Nieves (17-2-3, 8 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico in a bout scheduled for 12 rounds with the WBO Latin jr. featherweight title at stake. (more…)

It all started October 19, 2001 when former world champion Oscar Larios defeated Angel “Avispa” Chacon in a “Mexico vs. …


UFC

Full card set for UFN

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is pleased to confirm the full card for its first-ever trip to Seattle on Saturday, March 26. UFC®Fight Night™ Live, which will be held at KeyArena and broadcast live on Spike TV at 10 p.m. ET/PT, features a highly-anticipated light heavyweight main event battle between Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and undefeated Phil Davis.  (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is pleased to confirm the full card for its first-ever trip to Seattle on Saturday, March …










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