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By Gabriel F. Cordero at ringside
Photos: Alma Montiel/WBC
Three division world champion and Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales (50-6, 35 KOs) returned to knock out Willie Limond (33-3, 8 KOs) in round six on Saturday night at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico in Mexico City. Morales seemed to shake off the ring rust after a few rounds and finally dropped Limond three times with body shots in round six to end it. Time was 2:46.
In a clash for the WBC International flyweight belt, former WBC 108lb world champion champion Edgar Sosa (40-6, 24 KOs) stopped reigning titleholder Ryan Bito (18-7-3, 6 KOs) in round ten. After building a commanding lead on the cards, Sosa dropped Bito twice in round ten with body shots and the bout was waved off. Time was 2:05. (more…)
By Andreas Hale at ringside
In a unification clash for the IBF/WBA featherweight world titles, Yuriorkas Gamboa (19-0, 15 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Orlando Salido (34-11-2, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented Gamboa won most the rounds, but had many difficulties against the experienced and cagey Salido. Salido was credited with a knockdown in round eight, but was staggered in round ten. Gamboa dropped Salido twice in round twelve, but was deducted two points for hitting Salido while he was on the canvas. Scores were 116-109, 114-109, 115-109. Gamboa is now WBA/IBF titleholder.
In a very entertaining WBA eliminator between unbeaten lightweights, Brandon Rios (25-0-1, 17 KOs) broke down Anthony Peterson (30-1, 20 KOs), eventually getting a seventh round victory by way of disqualification. Peterson dominated round one, but Rios’ pressure started paying dividends in round two and the bout became a thrilling firefight. Rios staggered Peterson in a big round four. Peterson was dropped hard with a left hand at the end of round five. Peterson was deducted two points for low blows in round six. Peterson was DQ’d by referee Russell Mora for another low blow in round seven at the bell ending round seven. All three judges had Rios up 68-62 at the time the bout was stopped. (more…)
Roberto Feliciano Bolonti (22-1, 13 KOs) of Argentina stopped countryman and former world title challenger Pablo Daniel Zamora Nievas (24-9-1, 15 KOs) by way of a third round stoppage on Saturday night at the Gimnasio Pedro Estremador, San Carlos de Bariloche, in Rio Negro, Argentina. Bolonti hurt Nieves multiple times in the first two rounds but the veteran Nieves was able to weather those storms and remain upright. In round three Bolinti caught Nieves with a picture perfect left hook the put him on the seat of his pants. Nieves beat the count but was on very unsteady legs and his corner threw in the towel ending the fight. Bolonti retained his WBC Latino light heavyweight title in what is his biggest win to date. The veteran Nieves had lost in his 2007 challenge of then world champion Anthony Mundine and lost in 2009 to current world champion Jean Pascal. Osvaldo Rivero Promoted.
Final details are nearly ironed out for the Zab Judah (39-6, 27 KOs) vs. Lucas Matthysse (27-0, 25 KOs) fight. The fight will take place at Newark’s Prudential Center on November 6th and will be televised on HBO’s “Boxing After Dark.” People who have already purchased tickets for the now cancelled October 2nd Judah fight against Michael Clark can return them to Prudential Center box office and either exchange them now for the same seat on November 6th, or receive a full refund as soon as tickets for the November 6th card go on sale later this month. (more…)
The “News of the World” website has published an explosive story with video that appears to show former world champion Ricky Hatton caught on camera snorting cocaine. The video was supposedly shot by a friend who claims “If he carries on he’ll kill himself. I’m really, really worried for him.” Click here to see the shocking video.
12 hours before his unification fight against WBA featherweight champ Yuriorkis Gamboa, IBF champ Orlando Salido was stripped of the belt for exceeding the IBF’s maximum 10 pound weight gain rule after an 8AM weigh-in. Salido, who weighed 126 at yesterday’s weigh-in, weighed 138. The rule is intended to prevent the fighters from risking their health due to rapid weight gain. As a result the WBA title is still up for grabs for both fighters, but only Gambaoa is eligible to win the IBF belt. If Salido wins, the IBF title will be vacant.
By Karl Freitag
IBF/WBO/IBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (55-3, 49 KOs) scored a dominating tenth round KO over Samuel Peter (34-4, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Wladimir kept Peter at bay in round one, landing a few good right hands. Klitschko continued to punish Peter as the rounds progressed. Peter’s right eye was badly swollen midway through the bout. The Nigerian Nightmare was unable to get into the fight as the battering continued. Klitschko finally floored Peter with a barrage of punches in round ten and the bout was stopped. Time was 1:22. (more…)
European super middleweight champion Brian Magee (34-3-1, 24 KOs) kept his Euro belt by punishing Roman Aramyan (30-9, 20 KOs) on Saturady night at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland. Magee was aggressive from the opening bell, battering Arayan until the challenger couldn’t come out for round nine.
In another Euro title clash, super bantamweight Kiko Martinez (23-3, 17 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Arsen Martirosyan (16-4, 6 KOs) to regain the vacant EBU 122lb title. Scores were 118-110, 116-112, 118-110.
Photos by Chris Royle
IBF super bantamweight champion Steve Molitor (33-1, 12 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round majority decision over Jason Booth (35-6, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring, England. After Booth won the early rounds, Molitor woke up and got back into the fight after round five to pull it out. Scores were 116-113, 116-112 Molitor, 114-114.
Unbeaten featherweight Martin Lindsay (17-0, 6 KOs) outpointed journeyman Yauheni Kruhlik (10-13-2, 2 KOs) over six by a score of 59-55. Click here for more photos…
Contracts have been signed for USBA light welterweight champion Tim ‘The Pitbull’ Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) of Baltimore, Maryland to make the first defense of his title against Patrick Lopez (20-2, 12 KOs) of Venezuela . The bout will take place at the Chumash Casino in San Ynez, California and air as the main event on ShoBox: The New Generation LIVE on Friday, October 1st, on SHOWTIME. In Coleman’s last fight he upset former world title challenger and hometown favorite Mike Arnaoutis in New York. Coleman is being trained by Roger Mayweather in Las Vegas, Nevada in preparation for this fight.
By Gary “Digital” Williams and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Mike Greenhill
When two snake bitten boxers face each other for a second time, sometimes nothing gets settled. Such was the case as “The Golden Greek” Elias Bouloubassis of Baltimore, MD battled Newberry, SC’s Kelvin Kibler to a four-round majority draw at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. (more…)
Three generations of the Duva clan – family patriarch and legendary Hall of Famer Lou Duva, son Dino and granddaughter Amanda – were joined by trainer Al Mitchell to form the greeting party for Chinese heavyweight silver-medalist Zhang Zhilei upon arrival at JFK Airport in New York on Friday. Training camp for Team China commences immediately at Fernwood in the Poconos as the Chinese amateur squad gets set to face the best of the USA on Friday night, October 1, when “Empires Collide” Manhattan’s Chinatown.
By Joe Koizumi
Unbeaten Ukrainian, WBO European 154-pound champ Dmytro Nikulin (21-0, 8 KOs) will cope with ex-OPBF ruler Yuki Nonaka (19-8-2, 7 KOs) on Sunday in Osaka, Japan. Both tipped the beam at 153.5 pounds today. It is an encounter of southpaws. WBO #8 Nikulin, under K2 Promotions, acquired the vacant WBO regional belt by scoring a third round knockout over Abdulaziz Matazimov in Ukraine last December. Nanaka, two inches taller and six years his senior at 32, forfeited his OPBF belt to Akio Shibata (who recently yielded the throne to Charlie Ota Bellamy) last November. Nikulin seems more skillful, faster and younger, but Nonaka may attempt to mix it up and hurt him with left crosses. Nikulin’s manager Alexander Krassyuk, responding to a TV interview, predicted his boy’s triumph either on points or by a stoppage. It will be a good fight to be presented by Amagasaki Promotions.
Ringside report by Felipe Leon
Photos by Paul Gallegos
After a spectacular showing in his ShoBox: The Next Generation debut last month where he upset the up-and-coming Chris Avalos, undefeated super bantamweight Christopher Martin (20-0-2, 6 KOs) received a rousing reception in his hometown of San Diego, Calif., as he stopped the experienced Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza (32-3, 23 KOs) of nearby Tecate, Mexico, in the eight and final round of the main event of Telefutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate.” . . . . Click here for more
The full line-up has been set for tonight’s “Mexican Fiesta” card, televised live on PPV. In the main event, former champ Erik “Terrible” Morales (49-6, 34 KOs) takes on Willie Limond (33-2, 8 KOs), of Glasgow, Scotland, for the WBA International welterweight title. In the co-main, Edgar Sosa (39-6, 23 KOs), of Mexico City, is up against Filipino Ryan Bito (18-6-3, 6 KOs) for the WBA International flyweight championship.
Three more title fights round off the card: For the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title, Daniel Estrada (23-1-1, 19 KOs), of Mexico City, fights crosstown rival Reyes Sanchez (19-3-1, 11 KO); For the WBC Women’s super flyweight title, Ana Maria Torres (21-3-2, 13 KOs), of Mexico City, is up against Alessia Graff (24-1, 9 KOs), of Stuttgart, Germany; and, for the WBC Youth junior lightweight championship, Ramon Ayala (18-1-1, 8 KOs), of Tlaxcala, Mexico, fights Antonio Sanchez Gomez (9-6-1, 6 KOs), of Palacio Durango.
“Mexican Fiesta,” presented by Matiz Business Group, is distributed by Integrated Sports Media live from 9 PM / ET – 6 PM / PT on both cable and satellite TV, formatted pay-per-view for a suggested price $ 29.95.
World Boxing Hall of Fame inductee Col. Bob Sheridan (blow-by-blow) calls the fight alongside former NFL player and veteran boxing announcer Benny Ricardo (color analyst).
Photos: Bob Barton/Rumble Time Promotions
WBC #1 rated jr. flyweight and NABF champion Adrian Hernandez (18-1, right) weighed in at 115lbs for his non-title fight against Jose Luis Cardenas (6-10) tonight at the famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California. Cardenas also weighed 115. (more…)
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
In front of an electric crowd at historic York Hall here, John O’Donnell and Tyson Fury scored decisive decision victories over their American opponents Friday on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®. O’Donnell outworked veteran Terrance Cauthen by a referee score of 118-112 in the 12-round welterweight main event while the undefeated Fury won a lopsided but exciting eight-round decision over Rich Power with a shutout score of 80-72 in the heavyweight co-feature. (more…)
By Felipe Leon at ringside
Just one month after his big upset win over Chris Avalos, undefeated super bantamweight Christopher “S.D. Kid” Martin (20-0-2, 6 KOs) returned with an eighth round TKO over Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza (32-3, 23 KOs) at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego. Martin dropped Araiza with a left hook in round seven and finished him in the eighth with a body shot. Referee Raul Caiz Sr. waved it off at 2:03. Another good win for Martin. Araiza had fought in a WBO bantamweight eliminator in his last fight.
In the co-feature, unbeaten Olympian welterweight Luis Enrique Grajeda (10-0-1, 7 KOs) was knocked down in rounds two and six by Alan Sanchez (5-2-1, 2 KOs), but somehow managed to salvage an unpopular eight round draw. Scores were 75-75 on all cards.
Matt “The Sharp Shooter” Remillard will defend his NABF and NABO featherweight titles as he returns to action at the Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday, October 29th, it was announced today by TKO Boxing Promotions.
The 24 year old Remillard will be making his third appearance this year at the Mohegan Sun Casino, having already scored two brutal knockouts to raise his undefeated record to 22-0-0 with 13 knockouts.
On January 29th, Remillard successfully defended his title with a devastating third round demolition of Rafael Lora. He followed that up on May 22nd by crushing Carlos Rivera on his way to a fourth round stoppage. (more…)
Photo slide show by Chris Cozzone from today’s weigh-in in Vegas at the Palms: Click here
By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing
Australian lightweight Brett “Handful” Smith (8-0-1, 5 KOs) captured the national crown with a one sided ten round decision win over Jason Crowe (6-3-1, 5 KOs) at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on Friday.. Smith controlled the action in most of the rounds connecting with accurate combinations consistently. Scores 99-91, 99-91, 99-91. Crowe had won the title in May 2009 by defeating Sedat Tasci. (more…)
A large list of pre-fight events are scheduled for Golden Boy’s September 18 Mosley-Mora pay-per-view card at STAPLES Centre and all of it is open to the public. A parade, media workouts, the final press conference, weigh-in, even Friday night’s Telefutura card will all be open to the fans free of charge. Saturday’s fight card won’t be free, but tickets start at just $20. (more…)
Photo and weights by Chris Cozzone
From the Palms Hotel Casino in Las Vegas:
For the IBF/WBA world featherweight titles:
Yuriorkis Gamboa 126 vs. Orlando Salido 126
WBA world lightweight title eliminator:
Brandon Rios 135 vs. Anthony Peterson 134
Diego Magdaleno 131 vs. Carlos Oliveira 134 1/2
Mike Lee 176 1/2 vs. Alex Rivera 173
Jose Benavidez 138 1/2 vs. Manuel Del Cid 138 1/2
Matt Korobov 160 vs. Anthony Greenridge 159
Danny Escobar 148 vs. Ricardo Calzada n/a
Promoter: Top Rank
Televised on HBO
By Gabriel F. Cordero
Today the WBA announced that it will call a purse bid for matches between WBA interim jr middleweight champion Nobuhiro Ishida and Austin Trout, as well as WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan vs interim champion Marcos Maidana. The bidding will take place on Tuesday, September 21st at 10:00 a.m in the WBA’s Panama Headquarters. The purse bid will be directed by WBA Executive Vice President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Ratings Chairman Jose Oliver Gomez.
The application for an Ishida vs. Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez (Canelo Alvarez’ brother) championship fight was denied due to the availability and willingness of leading available contender Trout. Ishida-Alvarez was planned for for September 25 at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico against Rigoberto “Español” Alvarez. Pursuant to a separate Resolution, Miguel Cotto has been appointed super champion of the super welterweight division. The terms and conditions for such recognition are identified in that resolution. The Ishida vs. Trout bout will be for the now vacant WBA regular 154lb title. The winner of the Ishida vs. Trout bout, or Ishida if the bout results in a draw, must face Nelson Linares within a period of 90 days from the date of the bout.
Photos by Pepe Rodriguez/WBC
In a great atmosphere under glorious sunshine, surrounded by many fans and sheltered by the statue of the boxer that is located in the old part of the Mexican capital, Erik Morales, Willie Limond and the other fighters that will star on Saturday’s Bicentennial Gala on Saturday made the required weight. Everything is now ready for a great night of boxing at the Monumental Plaza de Toros Mexico. (more…)
Photos by KMG/Dmitriy Abramov
Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 48 KOs), and Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KOs), stepped on the scale today at Karstadt sports in Frankfurt. IBF, IBO, WBO and The Ring Magazine Champion Klitschko and former WBC Champion Peter will face off this Saturday at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. Klitschko weighed 112.0 kilograms (247 lb.) while Peter weighed 109.5 kilograms (241 lb.). Klitschko is a half-pound lighter than he was in Klitschko-Peter I. Peter scaled in 12.5 pounds less than the first fight. In the U.S., the fight will be shown on live ESPN3.com and rebroadcast the following day on ESPN main network. Tickets starting at €24 can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone +49-1805-57 00 70.
The officials for Klitschko-Peter are referee Robert Byrd (USA). Judges are Steve Weisfeld (USA), Mickey Vann (UK) and Pawel Kardyni (Poland). (more…)
Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME
In a good action heavyweight bout, undefeated 6’9 knockout artist Tyson Fury (12-0, 9 KOs) won an eight round decision over ultra durable and previously unbeaten American Rich Power (12-1, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the historic York Hall in London, England. Fury had an impressive performance as he relentlessly battered the game Power, who took the bout on one week notice. Referee Jeffery Hinds, the sole scorer in the fight, gave it to Fury by a score of 80-72. (more…)
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