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Abril-Tatli final press conference

Abril-Tatli final press conference

By Pasi Taavitsainen WBA lightweight world champion Richar Abril (18-3-1, 8 KOs) and unbeaten Edis Tatli (23-0, 7 KOs) faced off today in ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat If you now weigh 160 pounds, how long will you take to gain 40 pounds to become ...

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

By Ognian Georgiev / Bulgaria Today Photo: Bob Ryder Heavyweight Johnathon Banks (29-2, 19 KOs) is returning to the ring after 15 months. He ...

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

By David Robinett Photos: Naoki Fukuda Following Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena ...

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Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

Opinion: Mayweather void of killer instinct

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Sumio Yamada The highly anticipated rematch of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana was shown live here in Japan, ...

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Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

Ishida defeats Frenchman Radeff

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Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

Q&A: Johnathon Banks, Part I

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Mayweather-Maidana II Wrap-up

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Boxing Result

JM Cotto hammers Henry

Photos: Enrique “Quique” Vazquez / Promociones Miguel Cotto

Welterweight Jose Miguel Cotto (32-2, 24 KOs) punished late sub Chris “Shaka” Henry (22-21, 17 KOs) until the bout was stopped in round four on Friday night at the Coliseo Cosme Beitia Catano in Catano, Puerto Rico. The 5’6 younger brother of boxing superstar Miguel Cotto knocked down the six-foot tall journeyman Henry in round two and dominated the fight from start to end. Time of the stoppage was 1:19. Henry replaced Cotto’s original opponent Oscar Leon on short notice after leon was forced to withdraw from the fight because of visa issues.

In the co-feature, featherweight Jesus Rojas (16-1, 12 KOs) scored a second round knockdown against veteran Reynaldo Lopez (30-9, 22 KOs), but was forced to go the full scheduled six to take a split decision. The 36-year-old Lopez was clearly the fresher at the end. Scores were 59-54, 59-54 Rojas, 57-56 Lopez. more + photos



November 6th, 2010



Boxing Result

Fragomeni, Hernandez triumph

Photos and story by Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Former WBC cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni (27-3-1, 11 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over journeyman Eduardo Ayala (17-34-4, 8 KOs) on Friday night at the Royal Hotel in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The one-sided affair was waved off despite the protests of Ayala.

WBC #1 light flyweight Adrian “El Confesor” Hernandez (20-1-1, 12 KOs) scored a third round KO over former world title challenger Erick Ramirez (27-9-1, 20 KOs).

Full Report: Although the WBC’s 48th annual convention in Cancun is officially over, there is still some boxing business to be dealt with on Friday night at the Royal Hotel ballroom. Mexican Promoter Salvador Briman and OPI 2000′s Salvatore and Christian Cherchi copromoted the show co-headlined by former WBC Cruiserweight champion Giacobbe Fragomeni against Mexican Eduardo Ayala, scheduled for ten rounds and NABF Light Fly champ and WBC #1 rated Adrian Hernandez against former two-time title challenger Erik Ramirez, also scheduled for ten. more + photos



November 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Viloria, Mayol triumph

By Dennis Principe

WBO #1 flyweight Brian Viloria proved there’s still a lot of energy left in his tank via his latest fight. The same can be said with the former two-time world champion’s left hand which he used in annihilating Thai challenger Liempetch Sor Veerapol Friday night at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Maryland & Virginia

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Two shows in Washington DC area Saturday. Here are the weights for the cards at the Waldorf Jaycees Community Center in Waldorf, Maryland and the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virgina:

The Waldorf card:
John Mackey 160 vs. George Rivera 158
Alexander Johnson 175 vs. Andre Espeut 177
Tori Nelson 150 vs. Rachel Clark 151.5
Abodurin Akinyanju 283.5 vs. Kevin Howard 269.5
Lenwood Dozier 145 vs. Mike Denby 144
Charlemegne Jones 215 vs. Jiuseppe Cusimano 222
Thomas Williams 173.5 vs. Dan Shull 173.5

The Fairfax card:
Jimmy Lange 154 vs. Joe Wyatt 151
William Joppy 169 vs. Cory Cummings 167
Todd Wilson 141 vs. Corey Goodwin 141
Perry Ballard 153 vs. Booker Mullins 151
Jonathan Reid 162 vs. Mike McFail 165
Zain Shah 159 vs. Omar Sims 163
Brandon Quarles 155 vs. Lawrence Jones 155



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma-Marquez officials

Tony Weeks will be the third man in the ring when WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez takes on Rafael Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Judges will be Raul Caiz, Sr., Duane Ford and Dave Moretti.

The referee for the Super Six clash between Glen Johnson and Allan Green will be Robert Byrd. Scoring the bout will be Jerry Roth, Dick Houck and Burt Clements.



November 5th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Merida, Yucatan

By Robert Coster
Photos: Alberto Salazar / WBC

Omar Nino Romero 107.5 vs Gilberto Keb Baas 107.5
(WBC light-flyweight title)
Ana Maria Torres 114.5 vs Hollie Dunaway 110.5
(WBC female super flyweight title)
Promoter: HG BOXING
Venue: Polyforum, Zemna, Merida, Yucatan
TV: Televisa (Mexico)
Note: This is the 100th title fight between two Mexicans since Ruben Castillo faced Chucho Castillo in 1970
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November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

More on SHOWTIME/Bute deal

Photo: Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Showtime Networks Inc. announced Friday that undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Lucian Bute, one of the most talented pound-for-pound and popular fighters of this era, has signed a multi-fight agreement with the premium television network. The announcement was made by Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports®, and Jean Bedard, Bute’s promoter and President of InterBox, at a press conference in Las Vegas. All the principals involved spoke with members of the international boxing media on a conference call on the eve of Saturday night’s WBO featherweight world championship between Juan Manuel Lopez and Rafael Marquez and the Super Six World Boxing Classic battle between Allan Green and Glen Johnson LIVE on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT). Bute’s first fight in the new deal will be scheduled for the first quarter of 2011 against an opponent to be announced. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Tunica, MS

Mario Mina 160.5 vs Foster Nkodo 159.5
Nicole Woods 136 vs Kim Connor 136
Keuntray Henson 143 vs Troy White 145
Hastings Bwayla 149 vs Anthony Bowman ??
Dedrick Bell 143 vs Starr Johnson ??
Venue: The Fitz Casino, Tunica, MS
Promoter: Prize Fight



November 5th, 2010

Scale Watch

Juanma, Marquez make weight

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez and former champ Rafael Marquez bith weighed 125.5 for their showdown on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Glen Johnson weighed 167 for the Super Six clash with Allan Green, who scaled in at 168. Both fights can be seen on SHOWTIME at 9PM ET/PT.

Other weights:
Diego Magdaleno 131 vs Derrick Campos 131
Mickey Bey Jr 132 vs Eric Cruz 132.5
Marvin Quintero 133 vs Daniel Attah 133
McWilliams Arroyo 112 vs Cesar Grajeda 112
Dany Escobar 145 vs Anthony Lenk 143
Jesse Magdaleno 124.5 Matthew Salazar 123



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Shot of the Day

Photo by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

SHOWTIME Executive Vice President and General Manager Ken Hershman, IBF Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute and Jean Bedard, President, Groupe Sportscene Inc. and InterBox announced today that the undefeated Bute has signed a multi-fight agreement with SHOWTIME. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Margarito Dallas appearances

This Sunday, November 7th will be “Margarito Madness” in Dallas/Fort Worth when Mexico’s Antonio Margarito takes the fight to local fight fans. Margarito will start the day with a personal appearance at the DFW Tamale Festival, at Dallas Market Hall, beginning at 1:00 pm. After a brief appearance on stage, he will then sign autographs. Margarito will also be conducting a media/public workout in Fort Worth at La Gran Plaza Mall. He will be training in a boxing ring set-up on center stage in the middle of the mall. He will follow his training with an autograph session.



November 5th, 2010

Scale Watch

Weights from Newark, NJ

Photos courtesy Millennium Photo

Zab Judah 139 vs Lucas Matthysse 140
(IBF/WBO jr welterweight eliminator)
Robert Guerrero 133 vs Vicente Escobedo 134
Sadam Ali 145 vs Gary Bergeron 143
Adrien Broner 134.5 vs Ilido Julio 136.5
Angel Concepcion 179 vs Maurice Amaro 173
Mike Brooks 140.5 vs Kywame Hill 139
Tyrone Luckey 130 vs Alex Montes 126
Mike Perez 136 vs Hevinson Herrera 135
Mikael Zewski 151 vs Ardrick Butler 150
Bastie Samir 162 vs Damion Reed 163
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NY
Promoter: Main Events/Golden Boy
TV: HBO



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

DKP fighters public workout tonight

Legendary promoter Don King has accepted the invitation from the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to showcase three fighters at their Art in the Park event being held from 7 p.m. to midnight tonight in Ponce Circle Park at 2800 Ponce De Leon Blvd. near Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. A special ring is being set up at the event for the boxers to display their skills. The three fighters King is bringing to Art in the Park tonight will all be appearing at his world championship boxing card being staged at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday, Dec. 17.

Cuban 2004 Olympic gold medalist and now undefeated World Boxing Council No. 2-ranked professional heavyweight Odlanier “La Sombra” Solis (16-0, 12 KOs) will be in the ring at 9 p.m.

Tallahassee’s own undefeated International Boxing Federation light heavyweight champion Tavoris “Thunder” Cloud (21-0, 18 KOs) will be in the ring at 8 p.m.

Undefeated lightweight contender Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (9-0, 6 KOs), from Cuba now living in Miami, will be working out in the ring at 8:30 p.m.



November 5th, 2010

Feature Story

Rodriguez tops ShoBox Tripleheader

Tonight on SHOWTIME at 11PM ET/PT

By Graham Houston
Photo: Rich J. Hundley III

Edwin Rodriguez returns to ShoBox tonight when he tops the bill in a 10-rounder against James McGirt Jr., and I make this the stiffest test yet for the undefeated 168-pounder from Massachusetts. Rodriguez, a former U.S. national champion and national Golden Gloves champion in the amateurs, is an exciting prospect being groomed for big things, a boxer-puncher who goes to the body with telling effect.

I did think that Rodriguez got caught a bit too easily in his ShoBox fight with the game but limited Kevin Engel in April, but I think he wanted to look good and was so eager to land his hard punches that he didn’t always bother too much about defence. Rodriguez produced some classy punching from both hands, though, including left uppercuts, and he ended the bout with a driving right-hand shot to the body. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

WBC Klitschko purse split

The purse split for Vitali Klitschko’s next title defense against the winner of the title eliminator between Ray Austin and Odlanier Soliswill be 70% for the champion and 30% for the challenger. Austin and Solis meet December 17th in Miami and the winner’s title shot against Klitschko must take place within 100 days of December 17th. A corresponding contract was signed by Arena Promotions, K2 Promotions, Don King Productions and the WBC.



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Bernstein: Lopez-Marquez preview

The countdown has begun for the SHOWTIME Championship Boxing doubleheader featuring Juan Manuel Lopez vs. Rafael Marquez and Allan Green vs. Glen Johnson. To kick off the event, commentator Al Bernstein presents highlights from the press conference with all four fighters in Las Vegas.



November 5th, 2010

Feature Story

SHOWTIME inks Bute

Multi-fight agreement for IBF champ

Photos: Tom Casino / Showtime

Showtime Networks Inc. announced today that undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Lucian Bute, one of the most talented pound-for-pound and popular fighters of this era, has signed a multi-fight agreement with the premium television network. The announcement was made by Ken Hershman, Executive Vice President and General Manager of SHOWTIME Sports®, and Jean Bedard, Bute’s promoter and President of InterBox, at a press conference in Las Vegas.

With the network’s ongoing Super Six World Boxing Classic, which includes the best active fighters in the division, Bute is afforded a number of potential matchups on SHOWTIME. The remaining tournament participants all have high-stakes bouts in the coming weeks: Allan Green-Glen Johnson (tomorrow, Sat., Nov. 6 live at 10p ET/PT), Carl Froch-Arthur Abraham (Sat., Nov. 27 for vacant WBC title) and WBA World Champion Andre Ward against non-tournament contender Sakio Bika, (Sat., Nov. 27). The field boasts multiple super middleweight belts, boxing styles and virtually anything a courageous super middleweight would seek in opposition.

Bute’s first fight in the new deal will be scheduled for the first quarter of 2011 against an opponent to be announced. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Kwanthai wins WBA 105lb crown

Siamsport

By Damrong Simakajornboon

PABA 105lb king Kwanthai Sithmorseng (31-0-1, 17 KOs) became the new WBA minimumweight champion when he won a split decision over WBA#2 and ABCO title holder Pigmy Muangchaiyaphum (42-6-2, 18 KOs) on Friday at Phranakhon Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand. This was an exciting bout as both fighters viciously exchanged punches most of the twelve round heat-bout. It seemed Kwanthai being a little better in the first three round as he displayed more accurate counterpunches. The situation was changed from round four when Pigmy speeded his aggression, exchanging toe-to-toe and gaining the scores back with his more effective bodyshots. But the PABA king came back again from round nine, landing his good conbinations to deny Pigmy’s assault and dominating until round eleven. Although the ABCO boss exerted his full attempt in hunting his opponent in round twelve but it was too late to turn the tide. Scored : Chalerm Prayadsab (Thailand) 116-112 and Michael Lee (Korea) 115-114 for Kwanthai while Takeo Harada (Japan) saw 115-114 for Pigmy. Fightnews agreed with the Korean judge. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Feature Story

Guerrero set for Escobedo

Story by David Robinett
Photos by Chris Cozzone

In recent years, fighting out of Northern California has meant few competitors for the recognition and support of the boxing fans.

However, for much of this decade, former two-division titlist Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero  -  from Gilroy  -  has played second fiddle in the region to 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward  -  who was born in San Francisco but is now fighting out of Oakland  -  and Vicente Escobedo, also a member of the 2004 U.S.A. Olympic team  -  who is from Woodlawn, right next to the State’s capitol of Sacramento. . . . Click here for more



November 5th, 2010

Feature Story

Lopez, Marquez ready to clash

Story by Andreas Hale
Photos by Mary Ann Owen, Boxing in Las Vegas

A little over five years ago, two fighters clashed on Showtime in an epic battle that many casual boxing fans let slip under the radar. That fight turned out to be the fight of the decade and arguably the greatest boxing fights of all time. Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo fought in front of a sparse crowd in Las Vegas, NV and blew everyone’s mind with an incredible back and forth brawl that had fans on edge and calling their friends and family to tune in. Something about Saturday’s showdown between Juan Manuel Lopez (29-0, 26 KOs) and Rafael Marquez (39-5, 35 KOs) has many boxing pundits recalling the Corrales and Castillo clash – and for good reason . . . Click here for more



November 5th, 2010

UFC

Jabouin to meet Visher

Someday Yves Jabouin hopes to be a 3D animator on blockbuster action films (citing “The Matrix” and “Terminator” as examples of the kind of spectacular projects he covets). In the meantime, with Hollywood on the backburner, the occasional training partner of Georges St-Pierre is gearing up for his Nov. 11 scrap against Hawaiian standout Brandon Visher. . . . Click here for more by Frank Curreri, UFC.com



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Fedchenko to face Corley

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

Ukrainian light welterweight Serhiy Fedchenko (26-1, 13 KOs) will fight against former WBO light welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley (37-14-1, 22 KOs) on November 13th at the Sportpalace Lokomotiv in Kharkov, Ukraine. On the undercard will be the comeback of WBA light heavyweight world title challenger Viacheslav Uzelkov (22-1, 14 KOs).



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Juanma hits the mits

Video: Kurt Freitag

WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Lopez demonstrates what former world champion Rafael Marquez is in for when they collide in another classic Puerto Rico vs. Mexico battle on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing Saturday night.



November 5th, 2010

Announcement

Rodriguez set to explode

When unbeaten prospect Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez steps into the ring Friday night to fight James McGirt for the vacant WBC USNBC super middleweight title on ShoBox: The New Generation, the dangerous Dominican boxer will be fighting for his most significant victory as a professional, as well as a major step forward towards a top 15 rating in one of the major boxing organizations. (more…)



November 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Appleby gets WBO I/C fight

Scottish ace Paul Appleby will get the chance to break into the world rankings when he fights on December 4 at the Braehead Arena. The former British featherweight champion will box for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title at super featherweight, joining Ricky Burns as chief support on the card, live on Sky Sports 1HD. If Appleby wins his 12 round fight, he is likely to break into the WBO’s top 15. “I thought I was having a non-title fight on December 4, so this is a nice surprise,” said the 23-year-old. “It will do my ranking with the WBO some good and we will see where we go from there. My dream has always been to be a world champion, and if I had the opportunity to fight for a world title, I would definitely take it. I’m just concentrating on my fight on December 4, and making sure I am in the best possible shape. But I’ve felt great these last few months, and things just keep better and better.”



November 5th, 2010




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