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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

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143 lbs! Pacquiao already

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Brähmer-Shumenov official

Goossen Tutor Promotions and KZ Event Productions announced today that WBA and IBA World Champion Beibut Shumenov and WBO World Champion Juergen Braehmer will meet in a Light Heavyweight World Championship Unification showdown January 8, 2011 at the Ice Mansion in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. (more…)



December 8th, 2010



Feature Story

Morales declared fit

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Erik Morales has stood the test of twelve rounds and was declared ready for his bout against former world champion Jorge “La Hiena” Barrios on December 18 at the Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. ‘Terrible’ Morales and his team José “Olivaritos” Morales (father and trainer), Raul Robles (trainer), Francisco “Jordan” Nava and Rafael “Chino” Javier (assistants) have carried out the test in the Otomi Ceremonial Center Gym on Temoaya, State of Mexico. Morales sparred twelve hard rounds with Ismael “Bolillito” Gonzalez, Alejandro Sanabria, Jesus Barraza and Oscar Gonzalez. (more…)



December 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Brähmer to face Shumenov?

Looks like WBO light heavyweight Jürgen Brähmer will meet WBA champion Beibut Shumenov on January 8 in Chimkent, Kazakhstan. “It’s no problem for me to box in another country,” Brähmer told the Hamburger Morgenpost. “Over there the fight will do a very big number.” According to the Morgenpost, the contracts have been signed and the camps are simply working out the final details before an official announcement.



December 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Gare makes third defense

By Ron Jackson

William Gare makes the third defense of his WBF super middleweight belt when he fights Roland Francis in Johannesburg on Saturday night. The bout in the Wembley Indoor Arena is a return match. On December 5, 1999, Gare won their first fight on points to retain his SA junior middleweight title. The 35-year-old Gare now has a record of 25-14-1, with 4 knockouts. Francis stands at (24-11-5, 14 KOs KOs). Gare won the vacant World Boxing Foundation belt in February 2008 when he stopped Maselino Masoe in four rounds. He made successful defences against William Sherrington and Jindrich Velecky and, in his most recent fight, on August 7 last year, he also beat Rigoberto Alvarez. (more…)



December 8th, 2010

Boxing News

Darley Perez arrives

Photo by mpsportimages.com

The best prospect of the moment in Colombia, Darley Perez landed today in the United States for his debut in the Country of opportunities. Perez arrived with his trainer Orlando Pineda in Florida for his scheduled fight of this Friday, December 10, 2010 at the Kissimmee Civic Center. Perez, of San Pedro de Uraba, Colombia (17-0-14 KO’) is already ranked #4 WBA and #12 WBO, and will have his hands full when he faces unbeaten Remesis Gil (6-0-4-5 KOs) of Carolina, Puerto Rico via Dominican Republic in a bout scheduled for eight rounds in the lightweight division. Perez is managed by Billy Chams who has made 14 world champions of Colombia and has very high hopes in Perez. (more…)



December 8th, 2010

Boxing Result

McCall edges Oquendo

By Phil Doherty at ringside

Oliver McCall (55-10, 37 KO’s) claimed the IBF Intercontinental heavyweight belt tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida via split decision over Fres Oquendo (32-7, 21 KO’s). McCall displayed a solid left jab for most of the bout as he chased Oquendo to try to land his right hand. Oquendo stuck and moved away from “The Atomic Bull” firing one-two combinations upstairs.

It seemed to be working for Oquendo until the eighth round when a big right hand from McCall dug into Oquendo’s body to wobble his legs. However, Fres stuck to his gameplan to try to outbox the older, slower McCall. Fres’s corner repeatedly called out to him: ”no decision!” in an attempt to have him take the decision out of the judge’s hands.

Unfortunately for him, he couldn’t hurt McCall seriously enough to do that. Scores were 115-113 for Oquendo and 116-112, 115-113 for McCall. A furious fracas immediately broke out in the ring and spilled over to the ringside seats as Oquendo’s team mixed it up with McCalls’s promoter. (more…)



December 8th, 2010

Boxing Result

Kariuki defeats Griffin

By David Finger

Australia’s Kariz Kariuki scored the biggest win of his career this weekend in Tiangin, China when he dropped former middleweight contender Randy Griffin in the twelfth round en route to a twelve round unanimous decision. The naturally bigger Kariuki proved to be the busier fighter as well as he connected with more effective shots over the course of the fight. All three judges gave the fight to Kariuki by a wide margin (Sawaeng Thaweekoon of Thailand and John Stewart of the USA both scored it 117-110, while Ana Fournaris of the USA scored the fight 109-118. With the win Kariuki captures the WBO Oriental championship and improves his record to 23-9-2, 18 KO’s while Griffin drops to 24-3-3, 12 KO’s.



December 8th, 2010

Feature Story

Straight talk with Freddie Roach

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

With the clock ticking away until rising star Amir Khan squares off against Marcos Maidana, all eyes in the boxing world still seem to be on the Brit’s high profile training partner, Manny Pacquiao.

Several men have punched their ticket in an effort to be the next man punched by “Pac Man,” but let trainer Freddie Roach tell it, only one fight makes sense right now—and it’s not the one you might think . . . click here for full story



December 7th, 2010

UFC

UFC hits Ontario in April

UFC® President Dana White has said time and time again that the UFC loves Canada, and that Canadians are among the best and most passionate UFC fans in the world. Today, in recognition of this great Canadian passion, White and UFC Director of Canadian Operations Tom Wright, made the highly anticipated announcement that the Ultimate Fighting Championship® will host its first-ever event in Ontario as the UFC visits Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday, April 30, 2011. The UFC also announced it will host a two-day Fan Expo at the Direct Energy Centre on April 29 and 30, rounding out what promises to be an historic and record-setting event. (more…)



December 7th, 2010

UFC

FanExpo comes to Toronto

This past year, UFC® fans from around the globe had the opportunity to celebrate their passion for UFC® and the sport of mixed martial arts at UFC® Fan Expo™ events in Las Vegas, Boston and London. With an overwhelming response in each city, the UFC® Fan Expo™ excelled in providing the ultimate fan experience. (more…)



December 7th, 2010

Photo Gallery

Vegas arrivals gallery

Slide show of today’s grand arrivals at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, featuring Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana, Victor Ortiz and Lamont Peterson. Photos by Chris Cozzone. Click here



December 7th, 2010

UFC

Silva-Belfort set for Feb. 5

Las Vegas hosts super night of fights

The night before one of the biggest sporting events in the world, Las Vegas will play host to some of the biggest stars in all of mixed martial arts, as the UFC delivers a tripleheader of explosive fights on Saturday, February 5th, that make it clear that the hardest hitting in the sports world comes without helmets and pads. In the main event of UFC 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT, which is presented by Bud Light at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the UFC® middleweight title will be on the line when pound for pound great Anderson “The Spider” Silva looks to extend his record title reign against history-seeking Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort, who is attempting to become only the third man to hold UFC belts in two weight classes. (more…)



December 7th, 2010

Feature Story

Crossroads fight for Ortiz, Peterson

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Lamont Peterson and Victor Ortiz were both on the fast track to stardom in the boxing world when their respective dreams were deferred in 2009. Ortiz (28-2, 22 KOs) was dealt a crushing blow when he could take no more punishment and threw in his own towel against Marcos Maidana last June. Peterson (28-1, 14 KOs) would see his train derailed as he was soundly beaten by Timothy Bradley last December. But since then, both fighters have sought to get their respective careers on track and will meet in a collision this Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on the co-featured bout of the Khan vs Maidana headliner. On Monday’s conference call both junior welterweights were of little words but got their points across as their date with destiny nears . . . click here for more



December 7th, 2010

UFC

UFC updates

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

Tickets On Sale This Week For UFC 126: The Spider defends his title against a UFC legend, as Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon to take on Vitor Belfort – plus, former champions Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin go head-to-head and rising stars Ryan Bader and Jon Jones collide! UFC 126 – Saturday, February 5, live from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas – UFC Fight Club presale starts Thursday, December 9 at 10am PT

20% Off All Equipment At UFC Store: Sale ends 12/12 at 11:59pm PT – offer excludes supplements

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 7th, 2010

Feature Story

Bradley-Alexander Detroit Presser

Rare Silverdome fight in Detroit

By Lindy Lindell
Photos: Bob Ryder

In what is believed to be only the third professional boxing card in the history of the Pontiac Superdome, undefeated junior-welterweight champions Devon Alexander (WBC) and Tim Bradley (WBO) will square off in an event billed as The Super Fight on January 29. After a drought of almost a decade, this is the second big-time fight in the Motown area in a year.

The HBO-televised 12-round unification bout between Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) and Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) is unusual in modern-day boxing in that both are undefeated. Promoter and primary tub-thumper Gary Shaw, when queried at today’s press conference as to what two non-Michiganians mean for a boxing promotion, cited, “This is an excellent matchup between two young African-American boxers at the top of their game. You’re going to see a helluva fight. There won’t be any reason for the boobirds to sing. These are the top two junior-welterweights in the world–hands-down, and the winner of this fight, I believe, would make the best matchup with Manny Pacquiao.” For more details and photos click here…



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Remillard eyes 2011 title shot

Unbeaten NABF and NABO featherweight champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard, has targeted a 2011 world title fight. The 24-year-old Remillard (23-0, 14 KOs), currently a promotional free agent, won all three of his 2010 fights by knockout. He has climbed the ratings systems to #3 in the WBO, #6 in the WBC, and #7 in the WBA.

“Ratings do mean something because I’m eligible in three major boxing organizations to fight for the world time,” Remillard said. “At #3 in the WBO, I’m so close that I need to stay ready in case I get a call. If either one of the two fighters rated higher than me (#1 Daniel Ponce De Leon and #2 Chonlatarn Piriapinyp) fight for another title, lose, or get injured, I move up and then I’m even closer to a mandatory shot. (more…)



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Bantamweight Tournament Preview

SHOWTIME Boxing - Perez, Mares, Agbeko, Darchinyan

Four of the world’s top 118-pound fighters will battle for supremacy in a two-round, single-elimination tournament. Don’t miss Perez, Agbeko, Mares, and Darchinyan Saturday, Dec 11th at 9pm ET/PT.



December 7th, 2010

UFC

Preview: GSP vs. Kos II

UFC 124 is LIVE on PPV Dec. 11!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

In a dramatic contrast of styles, UFC world welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre defends his title against arch nemesis Josh Koscheck in the main event of UFC 124 in Montreal. On one side of the cage you have GSP, a natural striker who has readjusted his focus to become one of the sport’s best wrestlers. Awaiting him is Koscheck, quite possibly the sport’s most decorated wrestler who has been delivering brutal knockouts as a testament to his commitment to diversifying his own attack. Anxious to test their new skills against the best in the world, these two men will showdown after nearly four months of preparation. Will it be the wrestling of St. Pierre or the striking of Koscheck that wins the day? Let’s take a closer look at this cold December showdown in the Great White North . . . Click here for more



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Pascal, Hopkins ready for clash

By Karl Freitag

WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and ring legend Bernard Hopkins hosted an international media conference call to discuss preparations for their fast approaching December 18 world championship bout at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, where 16,000 seats have already been sold. Oddmakers favor Pascal by more than 2:1.

“I’m going to bring my A game and let’s see if the teacher can still teach,” said Pascal from his training camp in Miami. “I found some things I can exploit of December 18…I have two or three surprises for him.”

Hopkins, who turns 46 next month, said he would be doing a disservice to boxing if he retired just because of his age and promised that reporters who think he should retire will eat crow come December 18. “My life has been about proving people wrong…Pascal has to worry about what I’m bringing to the table…I’m known for ruining careers.”



December 7th, 2010

Boxing Result

Giacon, Di Rocco, Ali Ndiaye win

22-year-old lightweight and top Italian prospect Luca Giacon stopped Hungarian Laszlo Robert Balogh (10- 5-1, 3 KOs) in round four last Saturday in Decimomannu (Cagliari), Italy. Giacon brings his record to 13 wins all by KO, no losses and 1 no-contest. European super lightweight contender Michele Di Rocco (29- 1-1, 12 KOs) decisioned veteran Laszlo Komjathi in six rounds and super middleweight Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye (18-1, 10 KOs) decisioned tough Sandor Ramocsa in another six rounder. OPI 2000 (Salvatore and Christian Cherchi) promoted the show.



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

2011 IBHOF inductees

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Today it has been known that boxing legends: Kostya Tszyu, Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez were chosen to be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Renowned Mexican trainer Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Beristain, referee Joe Cortez and actor Sylvester Stallone were also selected. Beristain will become the first Mexican manager be included.



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo and report by Przemyslaw Garczarczyk

Tomasz Adamek (42-1, 27 KOs) during the last full training session with his trainer Roger Bloodworth, before he takes on Vinny Maddalone (33-6, 24 KOs) at the Prudential Center (December 9). “It just looks like I knocked Roger out,” said Adamek smiling and looking at the photo (above). “There is nothing wrong with the precision of my punches, my fist landed on his pads. I’m always getting better and I strongly doubt Roger would be able to stand in my corner in a couple of days. I’m ready to go.”

“I like what I see: Tomek is fresh and quick, he moves great,” added Bloodworth.



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Alexander-Bradley presser

Photo and report by Bob Ryder

Devon Alexander and Timothy Bradley had their first opportunity to meet the media at the Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan, site of their January 29th showdown. Both were focused and confident. “It’s on baby!” exclaimed Alexander while Bradley proclaimed, “I’m the best 140 pounder in the world!”

Co-promoter Gary Shaw (Don King was unable to attend due to the recent passing of his wife) stated, “You have two great trainers, two great fighters coming together to make a super fight.”

Tickets for this unification battle between the undefeated Bradley and Alexander go on sale December 10 and will be available through the Silverdome Box Office at 248-338-2500 or at www.silverdometickets.com

HBO World Championship Boxing will televise the fight live beginning at 10 p.m.



December 7th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Chisora Undercard

K2 Promotions announced the official undercard for the December 11 Heavyweight Championship between Wladimir Klitschko and Dereck Chisora at SAP ARENA in Mannheim, Germany.

The co-feature will be a double intercontinental title fight between Ola Afolabi, 15-2 from hailing from London vs Lubos Suda, 22-4, the EBU EU champion from Czech Republic. The bout between these two top rated boxers will be for both the IBF and WBO Intercontinental Cruiserweight titles. Afolabi is the newest boxer with K2 Promotions and Tom Loeffler, managing director, sees great potential in him. “Ola was in the training camp with Wladimir and sparred many rounds with him. Now that he is working with world class trainer Fritz Sdunek, Ola’s future is wide open,” said Loeffler.

Two boxers from the world famous Kronk Gym will also be featured on the show. Andy Lee, the outstanding middleweight from Ireland, and Domonique Dolton, the undefeated Jr Middleweight rising star, who is causing a lot of buzz in boxing circles. Both Lee and Dolton also sparred with Wladimir Klitschko under the tutelage of Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel Steward.

Undefeated Gabor Veto, the popular Hungarian Lightweight boxer will fight against former World Champion Alfred Kotey from Ghana.

The fight will be shown live and exclusively on RTL in Germany. In the US, it will be aired on Saturday, Dec. 11, 5:00 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com and reaired the next day, Sunday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. Sky Sports will carry the fight live on pay per view in the UK.



December 7th, 2010

Photo

Khan, Maidana arrive

Photo: (L to R) Victor Ortiz, Amir Khan, Marcos Maidana and Lamont Peterson arrive at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for their respective bouts Saturday night on HBO. Stay tuned for more photos later. Photo by Chris Cozzone.



December 7th, 2010




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