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Algieri hits Macau

Algieri hits Macau

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank New York's undefeated (20-0) WBO Jr. Welterweight champion Chris Algieri (R) and his trainer Tim Lane (L) arrive in ...

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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

By Gabriel F.Cordero Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez Jessica Chávez 108 vs Melissa McMorrow 108 (WBC light flyweight silver title) Rey Vargas 121.50 vs Daniel ...

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Antonio De Marco 146.6 vs. Lanardo Tyner 147 Edivaldo Ortega 126 vs. Rey Pérez 126 Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Sergio Ortega 140 Eduardo ...

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor...for Bernard

By Ray Wheatley -- World of Boxing Photo courtesy Team Soliman IBF middleweight champion Sam "King" Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) talks to Fightnews to ...

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ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

ESPN2 Weights from Pechanga

Photo: Goossen Promotions Austin Trout 154 vs. Daniel Dawson 154 Mahonri Montes 142.5 vs. Erick Bone 143 Micheal Hunter 205 vs. Harvey Jolly 194 Juan Funez ...

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Algieri hits Macau

Algieri hits Macau

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Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

Weights from Coacalco, Mexico

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Weights from Tecate

Weights from Tecate

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Sam Soliman: I will defeat Taylor…for Bernard

Sam Soliman: I will defeat

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Boxing News

Ten Count for Mayen Sr.

Guillermo Mayen Sr., of Promociones Mayen in Tijuana, Mexico, passed away Thursday. He was a pioneer in boxing promoting shows in Mexico, especially in Tijuana. His son, Guillermo “Memo” Mayen Jr., followed in his footsteps after his father retired in the 1983. Together the father and son team helped to begin the careers of many fighters’ with the most notables being: Julio Cesar Chavez, Erik Morales, Ramon “Yory Boy” Campas and Antonio Margarito. With the guidance of his father, Memo took Promociones Mayen to a new level of promoting frequently selling out events every Monday of every week from the early 1980′s to mid-1990′s with cards at the Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana and the Plaza de Toros – El Toreo de Tijuana. A private service was held Friday afternoon and a public celebration of his life is scheduled for the coming days. He is survived by all the boxing fans in Tijuana, the region and of his era. FightNews sends our condolences to his family and loved ones.



April 25th, 2009



Boxing Result

Duddy & Ouma are defeated!

Night of upsets in Newark

By Kurt Wolfheimer and Andreas Hale at ringside
Photos: Ed Mulholland

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In a huge upset, unheralded middleweight Billy Lyell (19-7, 3 KOs) surprisingly won a split decision over previously unbeaten WBO #2/WBC #4/IBF #6 middleweight John Duddy (26-1, 17 KOs) on Friday night at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. Lyell simply outworked the sluggish Duddy to prevail 98-92, 97-93 on two cards. Duddy was ahead on the third card 96-94.
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Jr middleweight Gabriel “King” Rosado (11-3, 6 KOs) scored the biggest win of his career with a ten round split decision over former world champion Kassim Ouma (26-6-1, 16 KOs). Scores were 97-93, 96-94 Rosado, 96-94 Ouma. Another disappointing
performance for Ouma, who now lost four out of his last five.
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In a battle of unbeaten super lightweight, Henry Lundy (13-0-1, 7 KOs) stopped Jason Cintron (10-1, 3 KOs) with a brutal comination at 1:36 of round five. It was an uppercut that finished Cintron.
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Unbeaten middleweight Przemyslaw Majewski (10-0, 7 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over James Lubash (13-2, 6 KOs). Time was 1:17.
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Cruiserweight Patrick Farrell (2-0, 2 KOs) needed just 66 seconds to demolish Doug Bowling (0-2). Bowling was down twice.



April 25th, 2009

Boxing News

KNR2 Boxing Show

Guest: George Peterson

FightNews feature writer Antonio Castro is the host of the “KNR2 BOXING SHOW” which airs each SATURDAY from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST on Cleveland’s AM 1540 KNR2 in the Cleveland and Northern Ohio area (plus online at www.ESPNCLEVELAND.com). This Saturday morning Antonio will talk with George Peterson, the manager and trainer for Paul “The Punisher” Williams. He will be talking about Williams’ victory over Wright, and what is next for “The Punisher.” You can e-mail your questions for Antonio and his guests at boxing@espncleveland.com



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Naito to defend in China!

By Joe Koizumi

Miyata Promotions announced WBC flyweight champ Daisuke Naito’s fifth defense to take place in Shanghai, China, on May 26. The 34-year-old Japanese will face WBC#14 Xiong Zhao Zhong, 26, of China, with his belt on the line. The promoter Hiroyuki Miyata says, “If victorious, we hope Naito will defend his belt again at the International Exhibition in Shanghai next year.”



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Penalosa seeks 3rd world title!

Photo: PR Best

Photo: PR Best

By Lee Bates

Having won world titles at 115 pounds and 118 pounds WBO batamweight champion Gerry Penalosa (54-6-2,36 KOs) will seek his third world title in as many divisions. To do so he will have to defeat heavily favored WBO junior featherweight champion Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez (24-0, 22 KOs) this Saturday in Lopez’ homeland of Puerto Rico. A very confident Penalosa spoke with fightnews on adapting to both a time difference and climate of Puerto Rico, dealing with Lopez’ power, and his feeling very strong at 122 pounds. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Scale Watch

‘Four Corners Showdown’ weights

From the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo. for tomorrow night’s “Four Corners Showdown” card:
Joe Gomez 155 vs. Elco Garcia 154.4
Victor Filerio 182.4 vs. Dustin Hendrick 184.2
Abel Perry 152 vs. Lucas Galle 152.4 
Vincent Mirabal 142.8 vs. Pedro Davila * 
LeShaun Blair 121.8 vs. Javier Segura 129.8
* Will weigh in later.
For photos and more info, go to www.NewMexicoBoxing.com 



April 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kariuki victorious!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Sydney 2000 Olympian super middleweight Kariz Kariuki (18-7-2, 17 KOs) formerly of Kenya stopped Sonni Michael Angelo (15-8-2, 5 KOs) in nine rounds at the National Convention Center, Canberra, ACT, Australia with the WBO Asia Pacific and African title up for grabs on Friday. Michael Angelo was cut over the right eye in round two which was caused by a head clash. The Doctor inspected the cut but ruled it okay to continue. Kariuki connected with power combinations to Michael Angelo head and body in round nine that had him on unsteady legs and at 2.40 of the round referee Les Fear crowned Kariuki the winner. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Scale Watch

Juanma, Penalosa make weight!

By Lee Bates at the scale
Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions


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Juan Manuel ‘Juanma’ Lopez 121.8 vs Gerry Penalosa 121.5
(WBO junior featherweight championship)
Lamont Peterson 140 vs Willy Blain 138.4
(WBO light welterweight interim championship)
Carlos Negron 183.7 vs Tyler Hughes 183.8
Juan Mercedes 118 vs Anthony Napuny 119.3
David Quijano 116.1 vs Jesus Martinez 115.8
Max Rivera 135.8 vs Erick Cruz 135.8
Nelson Casanova 125.9 vs Christopher Rivera 126
Orlando Felix 136.9 vs Luis Daniel Colon 134.6
Jorge Melendez 150.6 vs Donovan Castaneda 148.7
Enrique Quinonez 138.9 vs Andres Navarro 137
Venue: Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank/PR Best Boxing (Ivan&Peter Rivera)
TV: HBO



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch, Taylor make weight!

By Billy “Loops” Luppert
Photos: Emily Harney

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The four world-class boxers who will fight tomorrow/Saturday, April 25, on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) made weight Friday at Mashantucket, Conn. In what will be a close, competitive, hotly contested match, Froch defends his WBC super middleweight title against former undisputed middleweight champion Taylor in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING. The undefeated Froch (24-0, 19 KOs), of Nottingham, England, weighed 167 pounds, while Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs), of Little Rock, Ark. weighed 166 pounds. Allan Green, of Tulsa, Okla., who is 27-1 with 19 KOs, will be opposed by Las Vegas-based Puerto Rican Carlos De Leon (21-2-2, 14 KOs) in an important 10-round super middleweight bout in the co-feature. Both Green and De Leon weighed the division-limit 168 pounds. Froch’s British fans showed up in force to support their countryman at the weigh-in Friday at MGM Grand at Foxwoods.z
Complete weights:
Jermain Taylor 166 vs Carl Froch 167
Allan Green 168 vs Carlos De Leon Jr. 168
Saddam Ali 142 vs Brian Abraham 140
Paulie Malignaggi 141 vs Chris Fernandez 142
Dominic Guinn 229 vs Johnnie White 227
Danny O’Connor 140 vs Travis Hartman 140
Jonathan Nelson 163 vs Eddie Caminero 162



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Kendall Holt issues statement!

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

By Lee Bates

Former world champion Kendall Holt has issued a statement regarding his current legal situation:

“Today I entered a conditional plea to conspiracy to commit Financial Facilitation of Criminal Activity. I write that the plea is conditional because, pursuant to agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, I am also applying to the Pretrial Intervention Program. It is my understanding that the plea will be held and if I successfully complete the Pretrial Intervention Program the plea will not be entered on to my record. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Martirosyan, Kotlobay victorious!

By Alexey Sukachev

Gennady Martirosyan (17-1, 6 KOs) came back strong to his hometown of Saint Petersburg and solidified his credentials with the convincing ten-round unanimous decision over tough but limited Croatian Vedran Akrap (12-7, 6 KOs) moments ago at Casino Conti. Scores were 100-90 and 99-91 (twice) for the local hero who retained his PABA middleweight title and WBO #13 ranking with this victory.
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Rising cruiserweight prospect Alexander Kotlobay (14-1-1, 9 KOs) added a sound name to his resume with a sixth-round TKO over rugged Czech Lubos Suda (20-3-1, 14 KOs). Kotlobay dominated the first five rounds but was enforced into some action in the sixth stanza. However, after his brightest round in the fight, the Czech import quit in his corner citing a hand injury. Suda has a win over former world champion Firat Arslan in his record.
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Also, young heavyweight gun Maxim Maslov (8-0, 6 KOs) scored the sixth-round TKO over Ukrainian giant (6’9’’) Alexander Kabanov (6-3, 4 KOs) with several knockdowns down the road. This show was promoted by the local company Jab Promotions.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Taylor goes viral!

Earlier this week, SHOWTIME analyst Al Bernstein sat down with Froch and Taylor to discuss Saturday’s impending showdown. Tune in to tonight’s ShoBox telecast (live at 11p ET/PT from St. Louis) for excerpts from the revealing interviews. ShoBox announcers Nick Charles and Steve Farhood will preview Saturday’s significant Super Middleweight title fight. The interview segments will air between bouts on tonight’s ShoBox. Click for more Froch-Taylor video. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather Jr. Update!

Rumor has it that a press conference will be called on the day of Pacquiao-Hatton to announce the highly expected return form retirement of Floyd Mayweather Jr. WBA/WBO lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has been mentioned as a possible opponent for Floyd. It has also been confirmed that Mayweather Jr. and promoter Don King could join forces in Floyd’s return.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Kirkland, Holt, Harrison, Gatti

Unbeaten jr middleweight James Kirkland is now being held in custody by federal authorities after being arrested with a loaded handgun in his vehicle last week at an Austin gun show. He has been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and has a court appearance today. Apparently there is also another pending case involving Kirkland and firearms, so his May 2 fight on the Pacquiao-Hatton undercard looks in serious jeopardy.
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Former WBO jr welterweight champion Kendall Holt has pleaded guilty in New Jersey to knowingly collecting money from drug transactions and delivering it to his manager Henry Cortes, who has also pleaded guilty to drug charges. Holt, who lost his title to WBC champ Tim Bradley on April 4th, may have the charge dismissed if he completes a pretrial intervention program.
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After flying to Spain for what he thought was a routine court hearing, troubled former WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison was immediately arrested and sentenced to 30 months in prison for assaulting a police officer and attempting to steal a car.
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Former world champion Arturo Gatti was arrested last week after missing a court date involving an alleged assault of his ex-wife. He has been released on bail, but must return in June.



April 24th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Krefeld, Germany!

Sturm, Sato, Balzsay, Masoe make weight

Photos: Marianne Müller

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Felix Sturm 158.9 vs Koji Sato 159.6
(WBA middleweight championship)
Karoly Balzsay 167.3 vs Maselino Masoe 167.1
(WBO super middleweight championship)
Gennady Golovkin 159.3 vs Anthony Greenidge 161.1
Manuel Charr 235.8 vs Gbenga Oloukun 224.8
Magomed Jangubaev 136.6 vs Brahim Bouizem 138.4
Patrick Dobroschi 172.6 vs Mustapha Stini 169.7
Gregory Soszynski 174.8 vs Ralf Riemer 174.1
Venue: König Palast, Krefeld, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Pongsaklek wins WBC crown!

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Thailand’s Pongsaklek Wonkonjam won by unanimous decision over Mexican Julio Cesar Miranda to claim the vacant WBC interim flyweight world crown in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday. A cut suffered by Miranda from a headbutt in the second round was a factor in the encounter as Miranda had problems all through the fight. Reynante Danesco scored it 117-111, Brian McMahon 119-110 and James Jen Kin 118-109, unanimously in favor of Ponsaklek.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing back in Tunica!

Prize Fight Promotions will be back to the Fitz Casino & Hotel in Tunica, Mississippi on Saturday with a five bout fight card. Historically, this boxing series “Fights at the Fitz” has been immensely popular with local fans, and every event is a sell out. In the main event, cruiserweight Adam “Swamp Donkey” Richards (21-2, 14 KOs) goes up against Gustavo Enriquez (15-8, 12 KOs) in an eight-rounder. This fight will be the first fight back for “Swamp Donkey” since his brutal slugfest between Chazz Witherspoon this past November on the Jermain Taylor-Jeff Lacy undercard. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Media picks Taylor!

Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

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Carl Froch is a supremely confident, unbeaten fighter who opted to come to America to defend his WBC 168-pound title against former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor this Saturday on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast) for one sole reason – to make a name for himself in the United States. So, did Froch, of Nottingham, England, make the correct decision and will he defeat Taylor, of Little Rock, Ark., in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.? You’ll have to tune in to find out. Those who participated in a SHOWTIME Media Prediction Poll gave a clear edge to Taylor, who was tabbed to triumph on 29 of the 44 predictions. Few, if any, predicted a blowout, however, and almost all expect to see a close, hard-fought match. The major sports books and gambling websites agree with the media as Taylor is a slight favorite.



April 24th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Newark, NJ!

Photo: Ed Mulholland

Photo: Ed Mulholland

John Duddy 157 vs. Billy Lyell 155
Kassim Ouma 154 vs. Gabriel Rosado 154.5
Jason Cintron 137 vs. Henry Lundy 136
Przemyslaw Majewski 157 vs. James Lubash 157
Patrick Farrell 195.5 vs. Doug Bowling 195.5
Venue: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Promoter: Main Events



April 24th, 2009

Boxing Result

Quezada thumps late sub!

WBC CABOFE heavyweight champion, Manuel “El Toro” Quezada (27-4, 17 KO’s), continued his march in the heavyweight division with a first round TKO over late replacement, Jeff Brownfield on Thiursday night at the Tachi Palace in Lemoore, California. When the bell rang, Quezada went straight to the body and slowly broke down Brownfield who was coming forward throwing wild punches. Entering the final seconds of the round, Quezada battered Brownfield’s body for the last time, knocking him out of the ring. At the 2:59 mark, Brownfield’s corner seen enough and threw in the towel. Quezada was awarded a first round TKO and extends his winning streak to 16 in a row. Quezada, who is currently ranked # 15 by the WBC said, “The time is now for me to step up in competition. I’m looking to fight any of the top heavyweights in the world. I feel I’ve earned the right to get a shot at someone in the top ten. I’m ready for the next level.”
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Also, after giving birth to a baby boy and taking a one year layoff from boxing, former WBC lightweight champion, Jessica “The Ragin” Rakcozy (30-3, 10 KO’s), returned to the Tachi Palace Casino where she was victorious wining a unanimous decision against Belinda “Brown Sugar” Laracuente.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Morton gets Spinks-Latimore plum!

New Jersey referee Earl Morton will be the third man in the ring when Cory “The Next Generation” Spinks (36-5, 11 KOs) and Deandre “The Bull” Latimore (19-1, 16 KOs) meet for the vacant IBF junior middleweight championship tonight at the Scottrade Center in St Louis, Missouri. Judges die the bout will be Steve Weisfeld (New Jersey), Adalaide Byrd (Nevada) and Jerome Jakubco (Illinois). IBF Supervisor is Kato Muhammad. SHOWTIME’s Sho Box: The New Generation series will televise at 11PM ET/PT.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Sturm-Sato public workout!

Photos: Marianne Müller

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WBA middleweight world champion Felix Sturm and WBO super middleweight world champion Karoly Balzsay thrilled local fight fans during a public workout on Wednesday in advance of Saturday’s world title twinbill in Krefeld, Germany. Also on hand were challengers Koji Sato and Maselino Masoe, respectively, as well as heavyweights Gbenga Oloukun and Manuel Charr, who meet in a highly interesting battle of unbeatens.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Lamont Peterson!

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

Photo: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing

By Lee Bates

Unbeaten junior welterweight contender Lamont Peterson (26-0, 12 KOs) will attempt to win his first world title this Saturday when he takes on fellow unbeaten contender William Blain (20-0, 3 KOs) for the WBO interim junior welterweight title. Peterson spoke on his history with Blain, preparation for Blain, and his comfort and confidence with his trainer Barry Hunter. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

DeLeon ready for Green!

Photo: Javiel Centeno

Photo: Javiel Centeno

By Bob Caico

The co-feature for Saturday’s Carl Froch – Jermain Taylor fight looks to be an interesting match-up of two exciting super middleweights when WBC # 14 ranked Carlos DeLeon, Jr. (21-2-2, 14 KOs) takes on #15 WBC ranked Allen Green (27-1, 19 KO’s). The soon to be 30-year-old DeLeon is the son of 4-time cruiserweight champion Carlos ‘Sugar’ DeLeon. “My father was a big influence on my career, he is a legend and it’s great that I have a Dad like that”, said the proud son. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Motor City Action Heats Up!

By Bob Ryder

The Majestic Theatre on Friday, May 1 will be the venue for a program of eight scheduled pro fights presented by Carlos Llinas International Productions (CLIP) and Ron Remus Productions. Already running highly successful shows at the suburban Royal Oak Music Theatre, the promoters are planning on also using the downtown Detroit’s Majestic to run cards on alternate months giving fight fans in the Motor City a regular monthly series of shows. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

St. Claire-Asiku collide Sunday!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former Commonwealth featherweight champion Jackson Asiku (23-3,12 KOs) will clash with former IBF jr lightweight champion Gairy St Claire on Sunday at the Challenge Stadium, Perth, Western Australia with the IBF Australasian jr lightweight title up for grabs. St Claire defeated Asiku in 2003 over eight rounds but since then Asiku has captured the Commonwealth featherweight crown in England in 2005 by stopping Marc Callaghan in round one. He defended the championship in England successfully by stopping Jamie McKiever also in round one. Asiku is trained and managed by Craig Christian who also trains WBA featherweight champion Chris John. St Claire captured the IBF 130 pound title in 2006 by outpointing Cassius Baloyi but lost to Malcolm Klassen via decision also in 2006. St Claire recently was in action against Aussie jr welterweight star Lenny Zappavigna in 2009 and English star Amir Khan in 2008. He lost to world champions Leonard Dorin, Vivian Harris and Diego Corrales all by decision.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

German Titov update!

By Alexey Sukachev

After a short technical break, German Titov, 2008 Russian promoter of the year, is once again aiming at the future sound collisions for his fighters, which include many world rated contenders. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Kariuki in action Friday!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Classy Kenyan-born 168 pounder Kariz Kariuki (17-7-2,16 KOs) will punch it out over twelve rounds with Sonni Michael Angelo ((15-7-2, 5 KOs) at the National Convention Center, Canberra, ACT, Australia with WBO Asia Pacific title up for grabs on Friday. (more…)



April 24th, 2009

Feature Story

Gomez, Garcia ready for war!

Not only does Joe Gomez plan to win Saturday night, against rival Four Corners area headliner, Elco Garcia, but he plans to do it in a way no one would guess. “I’m going to bang it out with him,” says Gomez . . . Click here for more by Chris Cozzone

Longtime Durango, Colo. veteran Elco “The Animal” Garcia considered his fight with Joe “Ironman” Gomez, of Bloomfield, N.M., “just another fight.” Until heard about Gomez’s account of a sparring session two years ago . . . Click here for more by Cozzone

A Four Corners area showdown between Elco “The Animal” Garcia (20-7, 9 KOs), of Durango, Colo., and Joe “Ironman” Gomez (16-1-1, 8 KOs), of Bloomfield, N.M., will open up boxing season for the Sky Ute Casino in Ignacio, Colo. They will go ten rounds at 155 lbs on April 25. in the main event of a five-bout card.



April 24th, 2009

Boxing News

Marquez foe named!

The full line-up has been announced for the May 23 “Combinacion Letal” card in Monterrey, Mexico headlining the return of Rafael Marquez and the WBC 122-pound title fight between Jhonny Gonzalez and champ Toshiaki Nishioka.

The co-main is a special ten-round bout at 122 featuring the return of Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs), who will take on Jose Francisco Mendoza (21-2-2, 17 KOs), of Bogota, Colombia. The fight will be a title eliminator. (more…)



April 23rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights from Chicago!

Antonio Escalante, 122 vs. Gary Stark Jr., 121.5
Daniel Jacobs, 161 vs. Jose Varela, 161
Deontay Wilder, 215 vs. Joseph Rabotte, 264
Ivan Popoca, 142 vs. Sebastien Hamel, 143
Leo Martinez, 133 vs. Oscar De La Cruz, 135
Noe Perez, 127 vs. Ronnie Howell, 126
Ramiro Carrillo, 136 vs. Steve Hall, 132
Enobong Umohette, 230 vs. Theron Johnson, 233
Venue: UIC Pavilion, Chicago, IL
Promoter: Golden Boy/8 Count
TV: ESPN2
Tickets: 312-226-5800 or at the door



April 23rd, 2009

Photo

Get set for ‘DynOmite’ Donatella!

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Swede amateur standout Donatella “DynOmite!” Hultin, now fighting out of Las Vegas under the Infinity Boxing banner, is set to make her pro debut May 9 on the Chad Dawson-Antonio Tarver II card at the Palms.

“We have a potential world champion here,” says Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, who trains Hultin at Johnny Tocco’s Gym. “She’s even at the gym before me-that shows you she wants to learn the game.” Born and raised in Sweden, Hultin began boxing at 13. While Vic Darchinyan was training in Vegas, Hultin was able to go a few rounds with the champ. The sparring was filmed for a promotional trailer. The angle was this: “Darchinyan is so ready for Arce, he’s sparring with a girl.”



April 23rd, 2009

Feature Story

Dawson hits new level

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Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

If you’ve already beaten someone, if you got to do it again, do it with a knockout.

That’s the goal in mind for “Bad” Chad Dawson when he steps into the ring May 9 at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. In what will be his HBO debut, Dawson, 27-0 (17 KOs), will be rematching Antonio Tarver, 27-4 (19 KOs) for a pair of light heavyweight belts . . . . Click here for more



April 23rd, 2009

Scale Watch

Spinks, Latimore make weight!

Photos: David Martin Warr

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Cory Spinks 152.75 vs Deandre Latimore 153.5
(Vacant IBF Junior Middleweight Championship)
Devon Alexander 140 vs Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez 141
DaVarryl Williamson 225 vs Carl Davis 238
Bermane Stiverne 254 vs Charles Davis 218
Mark De Mori 233 vs Jason Barnett 233
Evans Quinn 224 vs Harvey Jolly 206
Kahramon Arzykulov 117 vs Robert DaLuz 117
Dannie Williams 130 vs Ryan Pederson 132
Sharif Bogere 137 vs Courtney Landis 137
Venue: Scottrade Center, St Louis, Missouri
Promoter: DKPTV: SHOWTIME 11PM ET/PT
Click for quotes obtained today from Cory Spinks, Deandre Latimore, Devon Alexander and Jesus Rodriguez. (more…)



April 23rd, 2009

Boxing News

Shumenov targets Erdei!

Light heavyweight sensation Beibut Shumenov, arguably the most ambitious fighter in the world, has targeted WBO champion Zsolt “Firebird” Erdei after his May 9th clash against former IBF super middleweight champion Alejandro “Naco” Berrio, outdoors at Khadjimukan Stadium in Shumenov’s hometown of Chimkent, Kazakhstan. (more…)



April 23rd, 2009




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