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Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Krasniqi edges out Sek to set up Braehmer showdown in 2015

Report/photos Tony Mayger at ringside Robin Krasniqi outpointed Dariusz Sek in Munich to firmly plant himself in the light heavyweight mandatory challenger's position ...

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Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

Russell dominates Martin, Cuellar retains WBA interim featherweight belt

By Karl Freitag Photos: Stephanie Trapp/SHOWTIME Former featherweight title challenger 'Mr.' Gary Russell Jr. (25-1, 14 KOs) was way too fast for Christopher 'S.D. ...

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Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Andy Ruiz beats Liakhovich to stay unbeaten, Valdez and McCumby crush foes

Photos: Mikey Williams / Top Rank Heavyweight Andy "The Destroyer" Ruiz Jr. (23-0, 17 KOs) remained unbeaten with a ten round unanimous decision ...

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Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Arroyo defeats Geraldo in IBF 115lb eliminator

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Unbeaten McJoe Arroyo (16-0, 8 KOs) defeated Mark Geraldo (31-5-3, 14 KOs) by unanimous twelve round decision ...

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Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

Stevenson demolishes Sukhotskiy as expected

By Dave Spencer at ringside Photos: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (25-1, 21 KOs) scored an impressive fifth round KO ...

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Captain Huck, Cruz on red carpet

Photo: www.eventfoto54.de

Photo: www.eventfoto54.de

Marco “Captain” Huck was thrilled to share the red carpet with international superstars like Penelope Cruz, who was in Berlin this week for the official premiere of her latest movie. “Broken Embraces” will hit German cinemas on Thursday, and Huck was invited to join the official presentation and the VIP party. “It was an unforgettable experience,” he said. “I am a big fan of her and it was great to see her live. I really welcomed the change from the exhausting preparation for the Ramirez fight.” The European cruiserweight champion will challenge WBO champion Victor Emilio Ramirez in Halle´s Gerry Weber Stadium on August 29. “The sparring sessions have gone really well,” Huck added. “I will be in top shape and I will take the title from Ramirez. I like the movie title ‘Broken Embraces’. If he tries to embrace me, I´ll break him.”



August 5th, 2009



Boxing News

Arrest made in Forrest case

A 20-year-old Atlanta man was charged today with murder, aggravated assault and armed robbery in the death of three-time world champion Vernon Forrest. Demario Ware, who turned himself in on Tuesday night, is suspected of robbing Forrest of a championship ring and Rolex watch at gunpoint. The man who shot Forrest in the back is still at large. Police are also looking for at least two others. Ware was ordered held without bail.



August 5th, 2009

UFC

Preview: UFC 101

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will look to make a statement in its Keystone State debut when it presents UFC 101: Declaration. Though the two headlining bouts appear to be highly competitive, a key theme pervades the battles. On one side stands a tremendous specimen brandishing natural abilities that can never be taught. On the other, a tried and true underdog that has outmuscled and outhustled opponents on his way to the top of the sport. Up first, Kenny “KenFlo” Florian challenges world lightweight champion BJ Penn. Fightnews takes a look at the main event of UFC 101 .  . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Brownsville!

By Jose Reyes

On Saturday, August 8, at the Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, Texas, boxing returns when Paul Garcia Promotions presents a card billed as “Show Me Don’t Tell Me”. The event will feature bantamweight Gabriel “El Cadete” Rangel (6-5-3, 2 KOs) battling out against Alejandro Garcia (5-5, 4 KOs) at the Brownsville Sports Park in Brownsville, Texas. In the co-main Maria De Jesus Rodriguez takes on Nora Rodriguez in a female fight. Also Maria Salinas versus Valeria Garza will collide as well as local favorites Joe Trevino, Samuel Guttierez, Olvin Mejia and special attraction Omar “Panterita” Figueroa in an exhibition versus Johnny Ovalle. Ticket prices start at $20 (956) 545-3985 * (956) 517-8491.



August 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Campbell appeal hearing set!

Nate Campbell wasted no time in initiating the process to petiton the California State Athletic Commission to overturn referee David Mendoza’s ruling in Saturday night’s WBO Championship fight against Timothy Bradley. Campbell’s co-promoter and advisor Terry J. Trekas retained highly respected attorney Josh Dubin to handle the appeal process, and a hearing on the matter is scheduled for August 24th in Los Angeles. Campbell is also takng no chances in regards to his vision, and will be traveling to Tampa on Wednesday for a follow up examination with an ophthalmologist. “The doctor at the hospital told me that this should clear up within a few days to a week. I went to Vernon’s memorial service on Monday, and my vision was better than it was on Sunday. And today was better than yesterday, but this isn’t something to play around with, so I’m going to get another exam tomorrow. Cuts heal, blindness doesn’t,” said Campbell.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Halquist inks Ikeke!

Photo courtesy of Halquist Productions

Photo courtesy of Halquist Productions

Brian Halquist Productions has announced the signing of Kingsley “Sharp Knuckles”  Ikeke to a long term promotional contract today. Ikeke (25-3, 14 KOs) is coming off an impressive knock out win over Tacoma’s Emmett Linton in the main event at the Emerald Queen Casino’s Battle at the Boat 72, last month. Halquist and Emerald Queen Manager George Robinson traveled to Freddie Roaches Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California to sign Ikeke. (more…)



August 4th, 2009

UFC

Florian’s biggest challenge

UFC 101 is LIVE on PPV Aug. 8!

Story by David L. Hudson

UFC lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian knows he faces the toughest challenge of his career when he faces the legendary B.J. Penn at UFC 101 in Philadelphia on August 11th  . . . Click here for more

The UFC makes its Philadelphia debut on Saturday, August 8 with UFC 101: Declaration. In the main event, the two best 155-pound fighters in the world finally meet when UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn looks to defend his crown against number one contender Kenny Florian. UFC 101: Declaration – Saturday, August 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Click here for more info



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Donaire hits Las Vegas!

The ‘Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire has arrived into Las Vegas and will train at the Top Rank gym to wire in for a big title fight on Top Rank’s ‘Pinoy Power 2.’ Donaire, (21-1-1) will take on Rafael Concepcion, (13-3-1) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, August 15. Donaire and Concepcion will box 12 rounds for the WBA interim super flyweight championship. Donaire, handled by manager Cameron Dunkin, will have a full-blast Media Day at the Top Rank gym on Tuesday, August 11, 1 pm. Concepcion, who has been training in Panama, will arrive Sunday into Las Vegas. Tickets for Pinoy Power 2 are $200, $100, $50 and are available at www.ticketmaster.com



August 4th, 2009

Announcement

Dat “Be Dat” returns Aug. 22

Sensational featherweight prospect Dat “Be Dat” Nguyen has been added to the “TKO World Championship Boxing at the Pala Casino” event, an evening of world class professional boxing set for Saturday, August 22nd at the Pala Casino Spa and Resort in Pala, California . . . click here for more



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

New foe for Kauffman

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman will now face William Shahan on August 7 in his eight-round bout at the Star of the Desert Arena at Terrible’s Primm Valley in Primm, NV. Kauffman’s original opponent Victor Barragan withdrew from the bout last week citing a hand injury. Gary Shaw Productions will promote the fight, which will appear under the Alfredo Angulo-Gabriel Rosado main event televised by ESPN2 Friday Night Fights.  Shahan of Glenville, West Virginia brings a record of 7-1 (6 KO). His biggest win to date was a first-round blitzing of Jon Schneider of The Contender: Season Four fame. Kauffman, 17-0 (14 KO), of Reading, PA has been hard at work in Deer Lake, PA at the training facility used by Muhammad Ali during his heavyweight championship days. Kauffman had a record of 52-12 as an amateur, capped off by a Gold medal in the 2004 Police Athletic League Nationals. Tickets can be purchased at the box office by calling (702) 382-4388 or (702) 382-1212 Wednesday through Thursday from 11AM to 6PM and Friday through Saturday from 11AM to 10PM.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Carita, Iron Boy team up!

Photo: Jose Perez

Photo: Jose Perez

By Lee Bates

WBO world champions Jose “Carita” Lopez (super flyweight champion) (39-7-2, 32 KOs) and Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (light flyweight champion) (32-0-1, 6 KOs) shown sparring together are helping each other out in preparation for their upcoming bouts. Lopez will take on Marvin Sonsona (13-0, 12 KOs) on September 4th at the Casino Rama, in Rama, Ontario, Canada. While Calderon battles Rodel Mayol (25-3-1, 19 KOs) in a rematch from their technical draw this past June on September 12th at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. Sonsona, like Calderon, is a southpaw, but taller. Lopez, like Mayol is an aggressive right hander. Lopez easily made the 30 pre-weigh-in limit today of 132 pounds scaling in at 123.5. Click here for sparring photo…



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Peterson ready for Bradley!

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

By Francisco Salazar

During the controversial ending to the Timothy Bradley-Nate Campbell world title fight on Saturday night, unbeaten Lamont Peterson stood at ringside taking in the situation. Peterson became the WBO interim titleholder when he stopped Willy Blain in the seventh round in April. Bradley is the WBO champion, which he won when he defeated Kendall Holt in a unification bout in the same month. Because of the victory, Peterson was lined up to be the mandatory challenger to face the winner between Bradley and Campbell. Peterson is hoping for the opportunity to fight for the title soon and not have to wait any longer. (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Harris opponent named!

Former world junior welterweight champion Vivian Harris (29-3-1, 19 KOs) will take on Noe Bolanos (20-4-1, 12 KOs) of Mexico on August 14th on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. Harris who recently signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) will be making his debut with his new promoter. In the co-feature, GBP’s unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Danny Garcia (13-0, 8 KOs) will take on Jermaine White. (17-3, 9 KOs). The event will held at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tuscon, Arizona and be promoted by GBP.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Guzman-Funeka in the works!

By Lee Bates

A bout between former two-division world champion Joan Guzman (29-0, 17 KOs) and former world title challenger Ali Funeka (30-2-2, 25 KOs) has been sanctioned and approved by the IBF for the two to battle for the vacant lightweight title. A date and site of the fight will be revealed once the bout is finalized. Guzman, who recently signed with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, last fought in December 2008 in his native Dominican Republic where he won a unanimous decision over Ameth Diaz in an IBF title eliminator. Funeka last fought in February of this year where he dropped a close majority decision loss to Nate Campbell. Campbell was stripped of his title prior to the bout for coming in over the lightweight limit, leaving the title vacant. Fernando Angulo (22-5, 14 KOs) and Yuri Romanov (21-2, 14 KOs) were scheduled to have fought for the vacant title this past weekend but the word is that Romanov had trouble securing his visa to enter into the United States in time for the bout.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Diaz vs Chavez Sept 26

Former WBC lightweight champion David Diaz will face off against two time world champion Jesus Chavez in the ten round main event at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion on Saturday, September 26th, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions. “We’re thrilled to be present this terrific bout between these two Chicago champions,” said Pesoli. “David is incredibly popular here in Chicago , his win over Morales was fought in front of 10,000 local fight fans. Jesus has fought all over the world but never in Chicago where he was raised. He’s always wanted to come back and fight here and has expressed to me how much this means to him.” (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

K2 East invades Chechnya!

Zaur Baysangurov vs Eromosele Albert

By Alexey Sukachev

After being a bloody scene of local conflicts and military activities for more over than fifteen years, Chechen capital Grozny will soon welcome its first major boxing event in almost seventeen years since 1992. Tonight K2 East Promotions, the leading Ukrainian boxing company under the guidance of Klitschko brothers, has proudly announced their next pugilistic tournament, which will take place at “Dynamo” Palace of Sports, Grozny, in just a week, on the 15th of August. Not surprisingly, headlining the show is the WBA #10 and WBC #15 light middleweight Zaurbek Baysangurov (21-1, 16 KOs), 24, the resident of Kiev, Ukraine, and the proud native of Achhoy-Martan, Chechnya. (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Vargas to attend FPU

The student body for Fight Promoter University VI just got a little more interesting as former world super welterweight champion Fernando Vargas along with two associates enrolled for the August 13-16 session of Fight Promoter University, it was announced today by FPU founder Roy Englebrecht. “I have talked to Fernando several times over the past 10 months, and he really wants to become a successful fight promoter,” said Englebrecht. Vargas joins a FPU VI group that also sees future promoters coming from as far as Japan and Austria, along with a number of states. FPU VI commences at the Irvine Marriott on the afternoon of Thursday, August 13th, with graduation the afternoon of Sunday, August 16th. There are still a few openings. Go to www.fightpromoteruniversity.com for information and application form.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Kessler risks “Super Six” spot

“More at stake than just the WBA belt”
Photo: MCH Herning

Photo: MCH Herning

WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Mikkel Kessler (41-1, 31 KOs) has vowed not to underestimate mandatory challenger Gusmyl Perdomo (16-2, 10 KOs). The duo came face-to-face for the first time today during the official press conference at the MCH Herning in Denmark. They will meet in the ring again on September 12, with SHOWTIME airing the fight on a special Saturday primetime edition of ShoBox: The New Generation at 10 p.m. ET/PT (same day tape delay). “I am thrilled to be fighting in my home country and I am glad the fans in the U.S. will have the chance to watch,” Kessler said. “I cannot wait to be back in the ring. Obviously, there is much more at stake than just the WBA Super-Middleweight Title.” (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Márquez passes endurance test

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Mexican superstar Juan Manuel Márquez has passed a twelve round endurance test on Monday at the La Romanza Gym in Mexico City. Wearing eight-ounce gloves, Márquez sparred with Roberto Norris (Cuba), Tony Fernandez (Panama), Alejandro Barrera (Mexico) and Juan Montiel (Mexico). Trainer “Nacho” Beristain has been putting Márquez through a hard training regimen as he prepares for his September 19 fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas. Márquez, is the current WBA and WBO lightweight world champion and the fight against Mayweather will be at 144-145 pounds, although the official contract weight of the fight is not being announced.



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

First pics: Cotto opens camp!

Photo: Team Cotto

Photo: Team Cotto

WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto had his first day of training for his ‘Firepower’ super fight against Manny Pacquiao on November 14. Miguel began his training camp in the Abner “Pin” Cotto Boxing Gym in Aguas Buenas. He will be training three days a week to establish a pre-training condition until his physical trainer Phil Landman arrives in Puerto Rico on August 22 to begin full training sessions on Monday, August 24.



August 4th, 2009

UFC

UFC updates

Countdown To UFC® 101 Premieres Tonight At 11pm ET/PT On Spike . . . Don’t miss UFC® 101: Declaration Live This Saturday Night On Pay-Per-View and Yahoo! Sports . . . UFC.com – Sadollah’s Post-TUF Journey Restarts At UFC® 101 . . . Tickets On Sale Now For WEC®: Torres Vs Bowles – Sunday, August 9 in Las Vegas (more…)



August 4th, 2009

UFC

Big bouts on Sept. 2 WEC card

World Extreme Cagefighting® proudly confirms the remaining bouts of an exciting card headed to Youngstown, OH on Sept. 2. In addition to the interim lightweight title bout pitting Donald Cerrone against Ben Henderson, fans at the Covelli Centre will be treated to fights featuring many of the best lighter weight fighters in the world.

“This card features some of the fastest-rising stars in the sport,” WEC General Manager Reed Harris said. “WEC continually delivers fight cards that are among the year’s best. This one will absolutely deliver.” (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Simms returns Aug 29!

Former WBA super welterweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms will headline an August 29 boxing card at the Radisson Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina. Simms will be making his third appearance since losing his WBA title against Joachime Alcine. The show will also feature undefeated rising star Chris “ The Irish Ghost” Fitzpatrick (7-0), undefeated female Angel “Non-Stop” Gladney, four-time Golden Gloves champion Jared Robinson and heavyweight Joseph Rabotte. The Palmetto Boxing event will include a fan base of military and civilian patrons from areas that include South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina and Florida. For more information call 803-413-7129.



August 4th, 2009

Feature Story

Chargin signs Ramos!

Photo: JC Diaz

Photo: JC Diaz

By Jose Reyes

Legendary Boxing Hall of Famer and senior advisor for Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions Don Chargin has signed the Rio Grande Valley’s unbeaten super lightweight Humberto “Tito” Trinidad Ramos (10-0, 7 KOs) to a promotional contract under the Don Chargin Productions banner. Ramos has kept himself unbeaten despite not having fought as an amateur. “I saw the film of him working out and I couldn’t figure out how this kid has gotten this far without any amateur experience and the more I looked at him the better he looked to me,” said Don Chargin about Ramos. (more…)



August 4th, 2009

Boxing News

Roger Mayweather arrested!

Top trainer Roger Mayweather, uncle of Floyd Mayweather, has been arrested and charged with coercion with force and battery strangulation. Las Vegas Metro Police arrested Mayweather on Sunday after the top trainer and former fighter attacked one of his former boxers, Melissa St. Vil.

St. Vil had just gotten back to Las Vegas from Las Cruces, N.M., where she had scored an upset win over local favorite Jennifer Han. St. Vil had been training under Mayweather until about three months ago, when she changed camps. According to the Metro police report, she terminated her agreement with Roger because he had been harassing and following her around.

On Sunday, he showed up at her apartment. St. Vil says Mayweather hit her several times in the ribs, then tried to strangle her. When police arrived, she was coughing and spitting blood. Mayweather was arrested and is facing serious charges.



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Calderon-Mayol II Sept. 12!

By Lee Bates

The highly anticipated rematch between unbeaten WBO light flyweight champion Ivan “Iron Boy” Calderon (32-0-1, 6 KOs) of Puerto Rico and 3 time world title challenger Rodel Mayol of the Phillipines (25-3-1, 19 KOs) is now official and will take place September 12. The event titled “Undefeated Champions”, will take place at the Coliseo Jose Miguel Agrelot in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico and is being promoted by PR Best Boxing (Ivan & Peter Rivera). Neither Calderon nor Mayol have fought since their bout this past June at the Madison Square Garden. The fight was halted after six rounds due to a cut suffered by Calderon as a result of an accidental headbutt in round four. The bout then went to the scorecards where one judge had it for Calderon, one had it for Mayol, and one had it even making the result a draw. (more…)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Golden Boy inks Harris

Former WBA junior welterweight champion “Vicious” Vivian Harris (29-3-1, 19 KOs) has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. A date and opponent for Harris’ first bout with Golden Boy Promotions will be announced shortly.



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Burchfield, Cappiello join forces!

Photo: CES

Photo: CES

Longtime New England boxing promoters, Jimmy Burchfield and Rich Cappiello, have joined forces and pooled their resources under Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports, Inc. (CES) banner. Burchfield, operating out of Providence, RI for the past quarter-century, and the Brockton, MA-based Cappiello have been the two most dominant boxing promoters in New England for the past 15 years. (more…)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Green-Dominguez clash Aug 15!

Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former WBA light heavyweight champion Danny” The Green Machine” Green (26-3, 23 KO’s) departed Sydney airport today bound for the USA and will challenge for the vacant IBO cruiserweight title against Julio Cesar Dominguez (20-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Gulf Coast Arena in Biloxi, Mississippi on August 15. Green is having his second comeback bout after a brief retirement after he captured the WBA light heavyweight title by scoring a shutout decision over Stipe Drews in 2007. On the same card in Biloxi, boxing great Roy Jones Jr. (53-5, 39 KOs) will clash with Jeff Lacy (25-2, 17 KOs) with the WBO NABO light heavyweight title up for grabs. Green appeared on Channel nine television Sports program on Sunday in Sydney and stated that if Roy Jones defeats Lacy and he defeats Dominguez, a mega bout between Green and Jones will happen in Australia in November. (more…)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Statement from Nate Campbell

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Former unified lightweight champion and current jr. welterweight contender Nate Campbell released the following statement exclusively to Fightnews.com regarding the result of Saturday night’s WBO championship bout against Timothy Bradley:

“First of all, I want to let everyone know that I am OK. There is no permanent damage to my retina. I was taken from ringside to the hospital, and was treated for what they called a vitreous hemorrhage behind my left eye. The ophthalmologist that treated me at the hospital advised me that the impairment to the vision in my left eye should clear up completely within a few days to a week at most. Never in my career have I had an injury like this where I simply couldnt see out of an eye. I’ve had cuts 100 times worse than this that I fought through, and would have done the same in this instance, however this was something different. This was not something my cutman could have dealt with. (more…)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Soliman returns Aug 16!

By Ray Wheatley–World of Boxing

Former world super middleweight challenger Sam “King” Soliman (35-11, 13 KOs) will return to ring action when he will clash with Thailands Sintung Kietbusaba (11-6, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Peninsula, Shed 14 Central Pier in Docklands, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on August 16. IBF and IBO Regional titles will be up for grabs. This is Soliman’s first fight since dropping a controversial decision to Anthony Mundine in a WBA 168 pound challenge in 2008. Punch stats later revealed that Soliman had outscored Mundine in there twelve round bout. Soliman has scored many of his best victories in the USA when he outpointed world rated middleweights Enrique Ornelas in 2007, Fernando Zuniga in 2005 and Raymond Joval in 2004. The fight that lifted Soliman’s profile was when he dropped a controversial decision to Ronald Winky Wright in 2005. Punch stats in that fight also had Soliman outscoring Wright. (more…)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Hlatshwayo-Rodriguez Photo Report

Billy “Loops” Luppert at Ringside; Photos by Emily Harney

Call it The Rematch. Call it Rounds 13-24. Call it whatever you want. One thing was for sure. After 24 rounds of boxing each other, it really is hard to call either fighter the dominant one over the other. On Saturday night at Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, CT, Isaac Hlatshwayo won a twelve round split decision over Delvin Rodriguez and claimed the vacant IBF belt in doing so. Scores of the bout were 116-113, 116-112, and 113-115. (More)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

“Night of Prospects!” Photo Report

“Boxing” Bob at Ringside; Photos by Emily Harney

A capacity crowd was treated to a night of fisticuffs this past Friday at Saratoga City Center in scenic Saratoga Springs , NY as Lisa Elovich of Pugnacious Promotions presented the annual “Night of Future Champions!” Headlining the card was the battle for the New York State heavyweight title between champ Darrell Madison and hard-hitting challenger Nagy Aguilera. (More)



August 3rd, 2009

Boxing News

Klitschko-Arreola a done deal

FightNews has learned that the heavyweight showdown between WBC champion Vitali Klitschko and “The Nightmare” Christobal Arreola is a done deal for September 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. According to sources close to the situation a press conference will be held next week to officially announce the bout. Klitschko, who won the WBC belt last year after a four-year absence from the ring, will make the second defense of his title. He last fought in March, stopping Juan Carlos Gomez in nine rounds. Arreola is currently the number one WBC contender. His last bout was a devastating knock-out win over Jameel McCline in April.



August 3rd, 2009

Preview

Latimore returns to ring!

Bunema fights for the NABF title!

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By Flattop

Steve Smith of Rumble Time Promotions presents “It’s On!” at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri on Saturday, August 22nd. Headlining “It’s On!” is native son Deandre “The Bull” Latimore (19-2, 16 KOs) who makes his return to the ring after his controversial split decision loss for the then-vacant IBF jr middleweight title to hometown hero Cory Spinks in April. “‘It’s On!’ features the best fighters from the St. Louis area,” said Smith. “It will be the most exciting boxing shows the city has seen in some time!” (more…)



August 3rd, 2009




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