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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Local welterweight hero Benavidez (21-0, 15 KOs), fighting for the first time at home since 2011, made ...

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Photos: Zanfer Promotions Former three-division world champion Fernando "KOchulito" Montiel (51-4-2, 39 KOs) needed just 96 seconds to annihilate Jesus "Chito" Rios (30-5-1, ...

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Emily Harney WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) scored a third round demolition of former world ...

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Photos: All Star Boxing The Telemundo super flyweight single elimination tournament continued on Friday night at the Auditorio Plaza Condesa in Mexico City ...

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

Report / Photos by Boxing Bob Newman There was high drama in the main event of the Shobox 200 card at Turning Stone ...

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Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates Ruiz, McCumby shuts down Gbenga

Benavidez blitzes Auraad, Valdez dominates

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Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

Ex-champ Montiel vaporizes Ruiz

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Golovkin demolishes Geale

Golovkin demolishes Geale

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Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo Tourney

Carmona beats Rodriguez in Telemundo

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ShoBox 200 Full Report

ShoBox 200 Full Report

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Boxing Result

Cayo outpoints Alcorro!

By Robert Coster

In a rather lackluster performance, WBA #9 Victor “Mermelada” Cayo (21-0, 14 KOs) won a unanimous nine round decision over veteran Wilson Alcorro of Colombia to retain his WBA Latin junior Welterweight title at the Teo Cruz Coliseum in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Colombian visitor was too much of an elusive target for Cayo to land clearly and inflict any damage. Very little emotion in this very “ho-hum” bout. (more…)



March 31st, 2009



UFC

Faber-Brown II set for June 7!

WEC announces biggest fight in WEC history!

On Sunday, June 7, World Extreme Cagefighting® returns to the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA with one of the most anticipated rematches in mixed martial arts history: Brown vs. Faber II. Looking to prove that his title win in 2008 was no fluke, WEC® featherweight champion Mike Brown defends the crown against former 145-pound king Urijah “The California Kid” Faber  . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Sosa set to defend (again)!

By Robert Coster
Photos: Tito Gonzalez


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The very popular WBC light-flyweight champion Edgar Sosa expects a tough contest for his eighth title defense against hard-punching Pornsawan Porpramook of Thailand in Cuidad Victoria this Saturday. The fight will be the first world title bout held in this central western Mexican city, birthplace of WBC President Jose Sulaiman. It promises to be an entertaining matchup of styles between Sosa (34-5,18 KOs), a boxer-puncher, and the hard-hitting Porpramook (21-2, 16 KOs), who is moving up from the lower 105lb division. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Full Report: Dirrell, Yorgey!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation” series rolled into the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami Oklahoma for a telecast that featured former 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Andre “The Matrix Dirrell and an exciting matchup featuring two of the top undefeated prospects as Ronald “The Chosen One” Hearns and Lightning Harry Joe Yorgey squared off for the IBA International title. The fans braced a freak winter snow storm to see one of the best junior middleweight fights in recent memory. Both bouts will re-air on Wednesday at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME TOO. It will be available ON DEMAND from Tuesday, March 31-April. 27. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaconu added to Montreal card!

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Another world champion has been added to this Saturday’s card at the Bell Centre in Montreal featuring Kendall Holt versus Timothy Bradley unification bout featured on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live at a special time 10:45 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). WBC light-heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu will be participating in a non-title match-up versus David Whittom. Diaconu who hasn’t fought in close to a year since winning his title nearly a year ago in his native Romania was scheduled to have met Silvio Branco in Italy on April 10th. That card was cancelled when WBC cruiserweight champion and headliner Giacobbe Fragomeni was reportedly injured and the on-again off-again card was pushed back to May. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Mizugaki gets right to work!

Mizugaki faces Torres April 5 on VERSUS!

It didn’t take long for bantamweight challenger Takeya Mizugaki (11-2-2) to realize that he wasn’t in Japan anymore. After a 6300-mile journey brought the 25-year-old from Kanagawa, Japan to Chicago, IL this past Saturday, Mizugaki found himself standing in the center of one of the greatest sports towns in the world. Surrounded by images of the hometown Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, and Blackhawks, Mizugaki was in brief awe of the sights and sounds of the Windy City  . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Feature Story

Rip Van Winky!

Wright returns from nap of inactivity to face Williams

Story by Chris Cozzone

The last man no one wanted to fight will take on the latest man no one wants to fight. “I’m coming back to the top level,” says former champion Ronald “Winky” Wright (51-4-1, 25 KOs), who’s staging his return April 11 on HBO against two-time welter champ Paul Williams (36-1, 27 KOs) at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Browning ‘no threat’ for Miller!

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

Interview by David L. Hudson Jr.

One of the more intriguing matchups at next week’s UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1, 2009, matches up two participants in The Ultimate Fighter – Cole Miller (Season 5) and Junie Browning (Season 8). Miller possesses much more professional MMA experience, compiling a record of 13-3 with three wins in the Octagon.  Browning has only a handful of fights but garnered much attention with his behavior on the show . . .  Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Sanchez takes on Guida!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is proud to announce a stellar headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter® Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel, live on Spike TV. Both winners of their last three matches, ascending lightweights Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida are on a collision course that will end in the Octagon™ for what could be three of the most furiously-paced rounds of the year . . .  Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Abdusalamov comments on KO!

Warriors Boxing Promotions

Warriors Boxing Promotions

It’s clear to see that Moscow’s Mohammed Hadji Abdusalamov is starting to make a habit of first round knockouts after he took out Alabama’s Larry White in the opening round Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Florida. The victory was the former amateur star’s fourth as a pro, with all of his wins coming via first round knockout. But the ferocious power puncher remains humble. “I don’t go in there looking for a knockout, but if I see an opening, I’m going to take it,” said Abdusalamov. “I just want to keep improving, keep working hard, and more good things are going to come.” Abdusalamov, whose career is being guided by Seminole Warriors Boxing and Sergio Malani, hopes to be back in the ring as soon as possible. A date and opponent for his next fight will be announced shortly.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

WBA has a new website!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBA executive vice-president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza has announced a new home on the web for the World Boxing Association:
Official Statement: The WBA apologizes for any inconvenient caused to all website users for the recent change of domain address. As part of our goals in pursuing the best service of all the worldwide boxing community, we decided to create a more interactive organization-user concept. In the near future, important members of the directorate will express views and opinions of different situations of the sport through the new blog section. Others improvements will come soon. The new address is http://www.wbanews.com



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz!

Film star Mickey Rourke will be one of the red carpet celebrities tonight for the Pacquiao vs Hatton press affair at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. Celebrities arrive at 7 pm. Pacquiao and Hatton arrive at 7:30 pm.
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The 47th Annual WBC Convention is going to be held in Jeju Island, Korea, from November 1st to November 7th.
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KZ Event Productions, owned by world-rated light heavyweight contender Beibut Shumenov and his brother, Chingis, announced today that it has signed unbeaten Uzbekistan light heavyweight prospect Gayratjon Ahmedov (10-0-1, 6 KOs) to an exclusive promotional deal.
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You can get a $20 mail-in rebate on the May 2 Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton pay-per-view telecast with the purchase of a 12-pack or larger of Tecate beer.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

More on cancelled MSG show!

Eddie McLoughlin, president of Irish Ropes Promotions, has commented on the cancellation of the March 16th show in WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden. “I had a choice of losing $50,000 by canceling when we did, or to potentially lose $250,000 to go ahead. I was not under any contractual obligation to any of the fighters and chose to take the lesser hit….when I decided to pull the plug on the show, 10 days before the scheduled event, we had sold only 1500 tickets, approximately $130,000 worth, compared to $400,000 at the same time for our previous show (“Erin Go Brawl”) there. Bars that normally sell 300-400 tickets had sold only 20-30 for this one and nobody was going in or calling for tickets. It was inevitable and although I was terribly disappointed, I really didn’t have much of a choice about canceling the show.” McLoughlin said the poor economy in New York and Ireland played a part in poor advance ticket sales, but stated the “real reason” was difficulties in dealing with headliner Andy Lee and his team.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Froch-Taylor a tripleheader!

The eagerly awaited WBC super middleweight title fight between defending champion Carl Froch (24-0, 19 KOs) and former undisputed middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor (28-2-1, 17 KOs) will highlight a televised tripleheader April 25 on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT). In other fights at MGM Foxwoods in Mashantucket, Conn., WBC 154-pound kingpin Vernon Forrest (41-3, 29 KOs) meets Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1, 8 KOs) in a 10-round non–title fight and Allan Green (27-1, 19 KOs) will be opposed by Carlos De Leon Jr. (21-2-2, 14 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight fight.



March 30th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Valero prepares for Pitalua!

Photos by ‘Big’ Joe Miranda

Perhaps the most talent rich division in boxing, the lightweight class, will be on center stage at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, April 4th, as Golden Boy Promotions presents “Lightweight Lightning,” an unprecedented four bout, lightweight pay-per-view event that will feature eight elite 135-pounders in four pivotal match-ups that will undoubtedly re-arrange the hierarchy of the highly competitive 135 pound division in one night . . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

UFC

Kampmann reloaded, ready!

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Last September, Martin “Hitman” Kampmann found himself seeing stars inside the Octagon. A barrage of punches and kicks from Nate Marquardt at UFC 88 led to a TKO loss for the Danish fighter who calls Xtreme Couture home these days. The loss snapped Kampann’s four fight UFC win streak which included victories over Drew McFedries and current middleweight number one contender Thales Leites . . .  Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 30th, 2009

Announcement

Paschall holds open workout!

 Super middleweight contender Mike “THE PERSECUTOR” Paschall will wrap up training for his showdown against Sam “THE PUNCHING POLICEMAN” Hill with an open to the public/media workout this Tuesday, March 31st at 4pm at The Ground Control Academy .. . . Click here for more



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Grant sees double duty!

Photo: Danny Cabrera

Photo: Dave Spencer

By Dave Spencer / Fightnews Canada

Trainer Howard Grant laces up the gloves for super-middleweight Librado Andrade who battles Vitali Tsypko in Montreal at The Bell Centre and on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING this Saturday. Grant was given a three month suspension for his part in the post-fight melee that followed Andrade’s last fight versus Lucian Bute and is expecting to be reinstated later this week, just in time for him to work two fight cards on Saturday. The Montreal trainer will get an early start to the day as heads to the Casino de Montreal for the GYM promoted card that gets under way at noon. Grant will work the corner of undefeated top-ten super-bantamweight Olivier Lontchi as he battles Cecilio Santos who has fought for world championships in three of his last four fights. From there it will be up the street to the Bell for the IBF elimination fight between Andrade and Tsypko.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Bradley 7-Day Weigh-In!

Photo: Carlos Baeza

Photo: Carlos Baeza

WBC light welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley weighed in for the mandatory WBC 7-day weigh in hours before his departure to Montreal Canada, where he will clash against Kendall “R-Rated” Holt as the main event of the evening in front of thousands of fight fans The Bell Centre and many more on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING on Saturday. The 12-round bout for the WBC-WBO Unification is being co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, Bob Arum’s Top Rank, Inc., Thompson Boxing Promotions, Inc. and Gillett Entertainment Group. The chiseled champion weighed in at: 143.5 pounds as he took to the scale earlier today. Leaving only 3.5 pounds to lose until fight night, well within the WBC requirements.



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Bailey-Figueroa collide Friday!

The entire card is FREE to the public

As part of the “I AM A MAN” weekend commemorating the 41st anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s untimely death in Memphis TN, on April 4, 1968, Prize Fight Boxing and DiBella Entertainment will be on the famous Beale Street in downtown Memphis this Friday (April 3rd) live on ESPN2 Friday Night fights. Headlining the night’s event is former world champion Randell Bailey (38-6, 34 KOs) in a scheduled 12 round IBF jr welterweight eliminator against Frankie Figueroa (20-2, 13 KOs). The winner will be in line to fight for the IBF title. (more…)



March 30th, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights From Santo Domingo!

By Robert Coster

Victor Cayo 140 vs Wilson Alcorro 140
(WBA Latin junior welterweight title)
Carlos Fulgencio 123 vs Jennifel Vicente 123
Dayana Santana 130 vs Ruth Diaz 128
Alex Hernandez 158 vs Valerio Marte 160
Kendall Mena 147 vs Rafael De La Cruz ??
Dionis Garcia 123 vs Aneuri Matos 122
Jose Ubaldo Cabrera 160 vs Ramon Jimenez 159
Jonathan Arias 122 vs Euri Hernandez 121
Javier Fortuna 135 vs Jose Vidal 133.5
Venue: Teo Cruz Coliseum, Santo Domingo, DR
Promoter: Manguita Boxing Promotion



March 30th, 2009

Boxing News

Salita Fight Canceled!

By Matt Richardson

The junior welterweight fight between unbeaten contender Dmitriy Salita and Raul Munoz scheduled for this Thursday at the Aviator Arena in Brooklyn, New York, has been canceled according to Salita. Salita (29-0-1, 16 KO’s) will instead fight on May 16 in Nevada at the Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts Buffalo Bill’s Casino. No opponent has been determined for the May encounter, although Salita said he is optimistic it could be a high-profile opponent. With a big fight potentially taking place on the May date, Salita and his team thought it would be wise not to jeopardize anything, hence the cancellation of Thursdays card. Salita, the number one contender in the WBA rankings, has been lobbying for a shot against WBA title-holder Andreas Kotelnik. Despite talk of a potential Kotelnik-Victor Ortiz fight this summer, Salita said that he was hopeful he would get the first shot. Stay tuned for details on the May opponent…



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chambers-Peter Photo Gallery!

By Rocco Morales at ringside
Photography by “Big” Joe Miranda

With quick jabs, plenty of angles, a higher work rate and far more accurate punching, IBF #3 heavyweight contender “Fast” Eddie Chambers (34-1, 18 KOs), outworked, outhustled and even at times outmuscled former WBC champion, and current WBC/IBF #5 heavyweight Sam “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter (30-3, 24 KOs) to capture a ten round majority decision. The Nokia Theater in Downtown Los Angeles was the setting for this main event crossroads showdown between these two young fighters. Coming into the fight, the 26 year old Chambers was riding a three fight win streak against solid competition while the 28 year old Peter entered the fight fresh from a one sided loss to Vitali Klitschko and along with it, the WBC heavyweight title in the process. Click here for the entire report and photo gallery.



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Perez-Hernandez Photo Gallery!

By Jacob Chavez at ringside
Photography by John Booz

Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions presented a stellar night of boxing on Friday from their newly adopted home, the UIC Pavilion near Chicago ’s downtown. The card billed “Windy City Fight Night” drew 3,171 fight fans and featured a terrific undercard with a cross-town battle in the main event between middleweights, Miguel Hernandez (28-9, 10 KOs) and Luciano Perez (17-9-1, 15 KOs). The highly anticipated match-up pitted two of the area’s most revered fighters against each other for the WBF Americas middleweight title. The fans were split down the middle with the ever-intriguing rivalry of Mexico versus Puerto Rico . Click here for the entire report and photo gallery.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing News

Dirrell, Yorgey Speak!

Undefeated super middleweight Andre Dirrell outclassed Derrick Findley and Harry Joe Yorgey outfought Ronald Hearns in a battle of unbeaten junior middleweights en route to impressive victories on a special Saturday edition of ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME. Dirrell, of Flint, Mich., who is ranked WBO #1, WBC #3 and IBF #7 won by sixth-round TKO to improve to 18-0 with 13 knockouts. Findley, of Gary, Ind., who couldn’t answer the bell for the seventh, fell to 13-3 with 8 KOs. Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs), of Bridgeport, Pa., triumphed by ninth-round knockout. In a terrific action fight, he registered three knockdowns, the last coming at 2:59 of the ninth. Hearns, of Detroit, scored one knockdown but suffered his first defeat. He is 21-1 with 17 KOs. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Cunningham Stops Muller!

By Bob Ryder at ringside
Photos: Bob Ryder


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Photos to come Detroit’s Darryl Cunningham continued his climb with an impressive 4th round TKO of Moline, Illinois’ Ted Muller in the main event of Carlos Llinas International Productions (CLIP) and Ron Remus Productions latest presentation at the Royal Oak Music Theatre Saturday night. Super middleweight Cunningham again showed his improved punching power, knocking down Muller hard in the 1st round coming out of a clinch and then sending Ted to the deck again in the 4th. Muller got up but was taking punishment against the ropes when referee Ron Cunningham waved it off at 1:25 of the round. Cunningham improves to 14-2 (8) while Muller goes to 19-15 (9) in dropping his 8th straight. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Santiago and Morales Sizzle!

By Chris Morris / rockymountainboxing.com

In the very best fight in recent memory, super featherweights Juan Santiago (7-1-1, 5 KOs) and Jose Morales (5-1, 1 KO) staged an all out war that far exceeded the expectations on Saturday night at Red & Jerrys in Denver, Colorado. The two warriors landed an incredible amount of power shots and it soon turned into ‘any punch you land, I can land one harder’ and they one-upped each other for every minute of every round. In the end there were no losers as fans went back and forth in a frenzy of cheering on both fighters with chants of ‘Juan-Juan-Juan’ and ‘Mex-ico-Mex-ico, Jose-Jose’ supercharging the atmosphere. Santiago earns a unanimous decision and the State 130lb title while handing Morales the first loss of his career, which should carry no shame. Scores were 38-37 on all three judges cards. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Woolnough beats Walker in BC!

By Sam DiTusa at ringside

West Coast Promotions 6th edition of “The Rumble at the Rock” boxing series was a sell out Friday night as fans poured into the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC, Canada and were entertained with seven exciting bouts. The main event saw Qualicum Beach’s Mark Woolnough improve to 21-5, 8 KOs with a decisive second round TKO over journeyman Steve Walker (22-21) from Hannibal, Missouri. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chavez Jr. struggles for win!

Montiel, Soto slaughter foes in Tijuana

Ringside by Felipe Leon, photos by Chris Cozzone

A festive crowd of over 18,000 fight fans, last night at he Plaza de Toros Monumental in the Playas suburb of Tijuana, Mexico, witnessed the son of legend Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (39-0-1, 29 KOs) struggle to capture the WBC Latino super welterweight title, with a ten-round unanimous decision over the surprisingly enduring Luciano Cuello (23-1, 10 KOs) of La Plata, Argentina.

The ten-round title fight topped off the Top Rank-promoted “Latin Fury 8-Tijuana Thunder” card televised on Pay-Per-View” . . . Click here for more



March 29th, 2009

Full Report

Chavez: ‘I owe a KO to TJ!’

Chavez Jr. wants Duddy, De La Hoya, Pacquiao next

Report by Felipe Leon

A triumphant Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions presided with Bob Arum of Top Rank a short-but-sweet, informal postfight press conference last night from a tent on the esplanade of the Plaza de Toros Monumental in Tijuana, Mexico. With only two of the main participants on hand and a full night of celebrations ahead, Beltran wasted no time to share his thoughts on the success of “Latin Fury 8-Tijuana Thunder” . . . Click here for more



March 29th, 2009

UFC

Stephens keeps his edge

UFN is LIVE on SPIKE TV April 1!

As Clint Eastwood’s character in the Oscar-winning film “Million Dollar Baby” noted, sometimes “tough ain’t enough.” In lightweight up and comer Jeremy Stephens’ case, being the guy stepping in on short notice may gain you fans and prove your willingness to scrap anytime, anyplace, against anyone, but it can also lead you to defeat when facing the type of top-notch competition that fills the UFC’s 155-pound weight class . . .  Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is proud to announce its first-ever event in Nashville, Tennessee, April 1, live on Spike TV at 7 p.m. CT/8 p.m. ET/PT! In the main event, Carlos Condit, in his UFC debut, takes on Martin Kampmann. Click here for more info



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tete wins in 28 seconds!

By Ron Jackson

Zolani Tete made a sensational return to action when he knocked out Rexon Flores from the Philippines after 28 seconds of the first round of a scheduled ten round flyweight bout at the Orient Theatre in East London on Sunday afternoon. The spectators barely had time to settle into their seats when the taller southpaw Tete (50.35kg) came out at the bell and landed a right-left combination to the temple that sent the 26-year-old Flores (49.95kg) flat on his back where he was counted out by referee Andile Matika. (more…)



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Nagashima wins OPBF belt!

By Joe Koizumi

33-year-old Japanese southpaw veteran Kengo Nagashima (36-3-2, 17 KOs), 135, acquired the vacant OPBF lightweight belt as he outclassed and outpunched WBC#14 hard-hitting Filipino ex-champ Randy Suico (28-5, 24 KOs), 134.5, to win a unanimous decision (118-110 twice and 115-113) over twelve fast rounds on Sunday afternoon in Tokyo, Japan. The belt had been renounced by Japanese national champ Ichitaro Ishii after dethroning Suico by an upset but well-received split decision last December. Nagashima, ex-OPBF 130-pound champ, utilized his speed and southpaw stance to frustrate the onrushing but monotonous Filipino, steadily piling up points. Suico, in round eleven, almost stunned Nagashima with a flurry of punches, but Nagashima desperately grabbed him to avert his follow-up and fought back hard in the remainder of the round. It was Nagashima’s fine victory with his finesse and fitness. The loser Suico, 29, said, “This is not an excuse, but I had a weight problem, so I’ll move up to the 140-pound class to keep fighting.” Promoter: 18 Koga Promotions.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

‘Carita’ López wins world title!

Photos: PR Best Boxing Promotions/José Pérez


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In his sixth try for a world title, José “Carita” López finally did it. On his 37th birthday, López (39-7-2, 32 KOs) won the vacant WBO super flyweight world title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Pramuansak Phosuwan (45-2-1, 24 KOs) on Saturday night at the Rubén Rodríguez Coliseum, in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Scores were 117-111, 117-111 and 116-112. López lost all five of his previous shots by unanimous decision.
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Former WBA flyweight champion Eric Morel (41-2, 21KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Roberto Bonilla (22-11, 13KOs). The judges scored it 100-90, 99-91 and 99-91.
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Former world super middleweight champion Manuel Siaca (22-6, 19 KOs) won by TKO at 2:03 of the first round against George Klinesmith (24-14-4, 14KOs) in a bout for the WBA Fedelatin title.
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Former world title challenger Henry Bruseles (27-3-2, 15 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Mario Ramos (17-5-1, 3 KOs) by scores of 95-94, 97-92 and 96-93.



March 29th, 2009

Boxing Result

Dirrell, Yorgey win early!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Photos by:Tom Casino/SHOWTIME


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Olympian super middleweight Andre Dirrell (18-0, 13 KOs) scored a sixth round TKO over game Derrick Findley (13-3, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. Dirrell nearly stopped Findley in round one, but the gutsy Findley continued to take punishment for six full rounds before his corner stopped the beating. Impressive performance for Dirrell.
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In a battle of unbeaten jr middleweights, Harry Joe Yorgey (22-0-1, 10 KOs) scored an exciting ninth round knockout against Ronald Hearns (21-1, 17 KOs). Hearns, son of ring legend Thomas “The Hitman” Hearns, got off to an aggressive start, but in round four Yorgey dropped Hearns with a flurry of punches. Hearns was credited with a knockdown also in that round when Yorgey went down from a left hook he seemed to partially block. Yorgey dropped Hearns face first with a left hook in round five, but Hearns survived the round. Yorgey finally dropped Hearns again in round nine and this time Hearns was counted out by referee Steve Smoger. Time was 2:59.
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Lightweight Jose Guzman (7-0, 5 KOs), brother of former world champion Joan Guzman, outworked previously unbeaten Juan Noriega (3-1, 3 KOs), winning a four-round unanimous decision by scores of 40-35, 40-36, 40-36.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Bowie Tupou (17-0, 13 KOs) demolished journeyman Marcus Rhode (34-38-2, 29 KOs), putting Rhode on the deck four times in the first 81 seconds.
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Heavyweight prospect Chazz Witherspoon (24-1, 17 KOs) scored a TKO at 1:43 of round three against journeyman Travis Fulton (14-23, 14 KOs). Fulton was down in round two and Witherspoon forces a referee’s stoppage in round three.
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Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell (16-0, 13 KOs) needed just 1:32 to demolish Dominique Azeez (2-17). A body shot put Azeez down and out.
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Cruiserweight Isiah Thomas (3-0, 3 KOs) got a first round stoppage of Sam Norwood (0-3). Seven unanswered prompted the referee to wave it off at the 1:49 mark.



March 28th, 2009




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