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Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference

Photos: Hogan Photos / Golden Boy Promotions The final press conference for Saturday's clash between WBC middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) ...

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Joshua signs multi-fight deal with Showtime

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Mexican challengers Carmona, Tecuapetla arrive in Japan

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Canelo, Khan Grand Arrivals

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WBO #1 Boesel halts Liebau in eleventh

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Boxing News

Fitch and Latimore remain unbeaten in WV

Undefeated middleweight “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch (14-0-1, 7 KOs) pounded out a six round unanimous decision over veteran Dennis “Razor” Sharpe (17-16-2, 4 KOs) on Sunday night at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Virginia. In the co-feature unbeaten heavyweight prospect Ed Latimore (9-0, 6 KOs) destroyed John Turlington (7-13-1, 4 KOs) in the first round. Also unbeaten WV State light heavyweight champion Aaron Quattrocchi (7-0-1) defeated Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-33-2) and super lightweight Bill “Hutch” Hutchinson (9-1-4, 4 KOs) scored a third round KO over Chris Russell (3-14-1, 2 KOs).

Other results on the Made Men Promotions card: Josh “The Handsome Hitman” Himes W4 Rex Harris (heavyweight), Matt “Sweet Child” Conway W4 Darrell Jones (welterweight), Branko Busick W Devon Mosley (heavyweight).



September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Steve Collins says he would fight Roy Jones Jr

51-year-old Irish boxing legend Steve Collins says he’ll put the gloves on again for the first time in nearly 20 years and fight 46-year-old rival Roy Jones Jr. in the ring if his charge Frank Buglioni finishes off Fedor Chudinov early in their September 26 showdown at the SSE Arena outside London. The former WBO world middleweight and super middleweight champion is fired up after it was revealed that WBA world super-middleweight champion Chudinov has brought in the services of the American great for his title defense against Buglioni.

“If Frank knocks Chudinov out in the first couple of rounds and the fans’ want more action then I’m happy to put on the gloves again and fight Jones if he’s up for it,” proclaimed Collins.

“I chased and chased Jones throughout my career and he never wanted to fight me, but now we’re in the same ring in opposite corners, it’s the closet we’ve ever got in a ring, I’ll still have it with him if he fancies it. I’m still in great shape, I’ll fight him whatever weight he is. The fight is easier now than it was 10 or 15 years ago. He’s a great guy, but the one thing people will remember him for is not fighting me when we were in our primes. Good luck to him with Chudinov, but there’s only one winner in this fight and that’s Frank.”

Roy is available after puling out of a scheduled fight last Saturday against journeyman Tony Moran in Liverpool.



September 7th, 2015


Boxing News

Mayweather-Berto Fight Week is here

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions

Photo: Idris Erba/Mayweather Promotions


It’s one and done according to unbeaten pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs), who defends his WBC/WBA welterweight titles against Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) in a PPV clash on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

“Number 49 is my last fight,” insisted Mayweather in the lead up to the fight. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe elaborated further. “Like I’ve said and Floyd has said a number of times, this will be his last fight. Why can’t a man go out when he’s had an illustrious career, accomplished everything that he needs to accomplish and be done? And he’s done it his way!”

Mayweather says any media criticism of his Berto as his opponent is out of sight, out of mind. “I didn’t even know,” stated Floyd. “All I do every day is I go to the gym, I train. I leave, I go eat, and go see shows on the strip, go to the movies, go bowling, go shopping. That’s really about it, and just being at home resting. It really don’t matter who I choose. They’re going to always criticize. That comes with the territory…I don’t read it. I don’t know about it. I could care less. Nobody’s forced to watch. Watch if you want to watch. If you don’t want to watch, don’t watch. Write about it if you want to write about it. If you don’t want to write about it, don’t. I’m not saying if you write good or bad, just continue to write. Keeps me relevant.”



September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer-Oosthuizen set for Nov 7 in Monte Carlo

South Africa’s Tommy “Tommy Gun” Oosthuizen faces his toughest test at Salle des Etoiles, Sporting Monte Carlo on November 7, challenging Germany’s Jürgen Braehmer for the latter’s WBA “regular” light heavyweight title. The fight will top the “Night of Champions” card in Monaco which features boxers from around the world – China, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Russia, Japan, France, South Africa, Germany and the United Kingdom – being represented

Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) is fresh off a weekend victory over Konni Konrad, his fifth successful defence since claiming the title against Marcus Oliveira in 2013. A former WBO champion, Braehmer is unbeaten in seven years, having beaten a host of top contenders put before him. Braehmer (like Oosthuizen, a southpaw) has only fought once outside Germany and will be leaving his safe confines to face the unbeaten Oosthuizen (25-0-2, 14 KOs), a former IBO super middleweight and light heavyweight beltholder. (more…)



September 7th, 2015


Boxing News

McDonnell, Kameda both claim victory

For the second time, WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (27-2, 12 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-2, 19 KOs) that left ringside pundits split on the winner. However, in the opinions of judges Glenn Feldman, Jesse Reyes and Steve Weisfeld, McDonnell was a clear victor.

Jamie McDonnell: “I didn’t think it was a controversial decision, because I always felt in control and I believe that I won the fight comfortably. My jab was the key in the fight and it was a great weapon for me. I just had to make sure that I stuck to the game plan we had been working on for over eight weeks. When I dropped him in the last round, I think he did slip a little bit, I tried to stay away. But I did catch him. After that I know I sealed the victory. Everything went according to plan. The plan was to box him and catch him with some big shots.”

Tomoki Kameda: “I thought I won this fight a lot more clearly than the last fight. I followed our plan perfectly. I did everything right.” (more…)



September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Salido on Univison

Photo by Greenday

Orlando “Siri” Salido appeared Sunday with Rocky Martinez on the popular Univision Television program Republica Deportiva. The duo are promoting their upcoming September 12 WBO world title fight In Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Salido and Martinez are the Co-Main Event on the show and the main will feature Floyd Mayweather, Jr. against Andre Berto. Also, Salido took time to visit with Univision anchor Alejandro Luna.

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September 7th, 2015

UFC

‘Mighty Mouse’ in class of his own after UFC 191

The only UFC flyweight contender who could presumably beat Demetrious Johnson left the Octagon wearing a look of deep dejection Saturday night . . . Click here for more

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September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

Nakazawa wins Japanese interim 140lb belt

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

Japanese super-light champ Hiroki Okada’s hand fracture caused an elimination bout for the interim championship, and Masanobu Nakazawa (18-1-1, 7 KOs), 139.75, acquired the interim belt as well as the right to fight Okada for unification upon his recovery when he was awarded a close but unanimous decision (96-95 twice, 97-95) over shifty lefty Masayoshi Kotake (9-10-2, 5 KOs), 140, over ten Tom-and-Gerry rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The puzzling southpaw Kotake, who once failed to win the national belt from Okada by a unanimous nod in March of the previous year, made good use of footwork and counters and was leading on points by open scoring system: 49-47, 48-47, 47-48 after the fifth (in a Japanese national title bout, the JBC makes it a rule to announce interim scores after the completion of a half of the bout, that is, after the fifth session). Nakazawa’s last surge, however, overcame his early deficits and turned the tables to earn a close but unanimous verdict. (more…)



September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

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September 7th, 2015

Boxing News

McDonnell beats Kameda again; Dirrell shuts out Rubio

Photos: Lucas Noonan/Premier Boxing Champions

WBA “regular” bantamweight world champion Jamie McDonnell (27-2-1, 12 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Tomoki “El Mexicanito” Kameda (31-2, 19 KOs) to retain his title on Sunday afternoon at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. McDonnell dropped Kameda in round twelve to punctuate a 116-111, 115-112, 117-110 verdict. The bout seemed much closer than the scores indicated.

Former WBC super middleweight champion Anthony “The Dog” Dirrell (28-1-1, 22 KOs) dominated former middleweight contender Marco Antonio “El Veneno” Rubio (59-8-1, 51 KOs) over ten rounds. Scores were 100-90 across the board.

In an upset, bantamweight Victor Ruiz (20-5, 14 KOs) won an eight round split decision over former two-division, three-time world champion Daiki Kameda (29-5, 18 KOs), Tomoki’s older brother.

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September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Japan Update: Kono-Kameda, Takayama-Hara, Fujioka-Yuh world title bouts announced

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat, Joe Koizumi

Kono-Kameda, WBA 115lb title bout

WBA super-flyweight champ Kohei Kono (30-8-1, 13 KOs) will defend his belt against compatriot and formerly three-class titlist Koki Kameda (33-1, 18 KOs) in Chicago on October 16. It was announced by Watanabe Promotions that handles the defending champ Kono, who recently sustained a rib injury to have the mandatory title bout postponed for months. But Kono has completely recovered and is strenuously training to defend his championship against the drudge rival. Since Kameda Gym’s activity in Japan has been restrained by the Japan Boxing Commission (JBC) due to its antagonism against the JBC, the Japanese boys will have to exchange gloves abroad with Kameda under the wing of Al Haymon. The anticipated Kono-Kameda contest will be staged by Warriors Promotions. While Kono was making a press conference with his impresario Watanabe last Monday, Kameda abruptly appeared to urge the champ’s fighting spirit verbally and quickly left the gym with the stunned press people left. It will be a sensational confrontation for Japanese fight fans. (more…)



September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

“Big Chief” Fitch back in action tonight

Undefeated middleweight “Big Chief” Morgan Fitch (13-0-1, 7 KOs) makes a tribe stop tonight at the Serbian American Cultural Center in Weirton, West Verginia, as he takes on Dennis “Razor” Sharpe (17-15-2, 4 KOs). Fitch is coming off of a 2nd round KO victory over David Lujan in June while Sharpe dropped a decision to undefeated Milorad Zizic in December.

Also, heavyweight prospect Ed Latimore (8-0, 5 KOs) goes up against John Turlington (7-12-1, 4 KOs), winner of rwo of his last three bouts.

Presented by Made Men Promotions, other bouts include WV State light heavyweight champion Aaron Quattrocchi vs. Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz, super lightweight Bill “Hutch” Hutchinson vs. Chris Russell, cruiserweights Josh “The Handsome Hitman” Himes vs. Rex Harris, welterweight Matt “Sweet Child” Conway vs. Darrell Jones, and debuting heavyweight Branko Busick vs. Devon Mosely. First bell 7:00 PM. Tickets call 724-513-1416.



September 6th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 Post-fight Bonus Recap

Raquel Pennington gets an extra gift to celebrate turning 27 years old after surviving an early back-and-forth against Jessica Andrade before taking control in Round 2 and earning a submission victory via rear naked choke with two seconds left before a third stanza . . . Click here for more

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September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Nieves dominates Jung

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten bantamweight Antonio Nieves (13-0-1, 6 KOs) returned to the Presque Isle Downs Casino in successful fashion with a convincing six round unanimous decision victory over South Korea’s Tae Woong Jung (3-3-2, 3 KOs) by scores of 60-54 x 2 and 59 x 55. In the six round co-feature of the nine bout card promoted by Ernie Bizzarro’s Bizzarro Promotions, welterweight prospect Wesley “Casanova” Tucker 10-0 , 7 KOs) squeezed by Evinci “Prize fighter” Dixon 5-9-1, 2 KOs) by 60-54 and 59-55 x 2 scores that did not indicate how close the fight was. (more…)



September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Rosas, Ortiz triumph in Mexico City

Photos: Rafael Soto / Zanfer
Photos: Alma Montiel & Pepe Rodríguez / WBC

Bantamweight Daniel “Bad Boy” Rosas (19-2-1, 12 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over John Gemino (12-5-1, 5 KOs) on Sturday night at the Gran Teatro Moliere in Mexico City. Rosas, a two-time world title challenger, overcame a cut on his left eyelid in the second round to floor Gemino in round eight. The referee then waved it off at 2:42.

WBA female minimumweight champion Anabel “Avispa” Ortiz (18-3, 3 KOs) retained her title against Sandra Robles (11-2, 5 KOs) by technical decision at the end of six rounds. The bout was halted due to a cut suffered by Ortiz after an accidental head clash. All three judges had it 59-55 for Ortiz.

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September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Zamora wins rubber match against Moreno

By Gabriel F. Cordero

In the rubber match of their trilogy, WBC female light flyweight champion Ibeth “Roca” Zamora (24-5, 9 KOs) won a hard fought ten round unanimous decision over WBC champion in recess Esmeralda “Joya” Moreno (31-8-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night at the Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial in Metepec, State of Mexico. Scores were 97-93, 96-94, 97-94. Zamora won their first bout by split decision in 2007 and Moreno won their second encounter by majority decision in 2008.

In other action, unbeaten WBC #4/IBF #4/WBO #7 super bantamweight Rey Vargas (25-0, 20 KOs) survived a second round knockdown to outpoint Lucian Gonzalez (21-9-2, 5 KOs) over eight rounds.



September 6th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 Main: DJ Turns Back Dodson Again

Number one flyweight contender John Dodson gave champion Demetrious Johnson the toughest test of his reign when they first met in 2013. Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, it wasn’t even close as Johnson won a five-round unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 191 to retain his 125-pound crown for the seventh time . . . Click here for more

Also see: Vanzant dominant | Anderson’s ground assault too much for Blachowicz | ‘Rumble’ rompsArlovski outlasts Mir

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September 6th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs crushes Marrone in two

By Karl Freitag at ringside

WBO #5 and former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) scored a second round KO over Mike Marrone (21-5, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Briggs dropped Marrone at the end of round one and finished him in round two with a body shot. Marrone was counted out at 2:52.

After the fight Briggs grabbed the mic and shouted, “Where’s Klitschko? Let’s go champ! Let’s go champ! Let’s go champ!” WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko did make an appearance earlier, but left the building before Briggs’ fight.



September 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 Prelims: Pearson, Lineker Win Wars

After disappointing losses in July, lightweights Ross Pearson and Paul Felder both wanted quick turnarounds to get back in the win column. In UFC 191 prelim action Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, it was Pearson emerging victorious over Felder via split decision in an entertaining scrap that lived up to the pre-fight hype . . . Click here for more

Also see early prelims coverage: Silva wins, Diesel by DQ

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Briggs-Marrone Undercard Results

By Karl Freitag at ringside

All-heavyweight card from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida:

In the co-feature, Joshua “Too Tuff” Tufte (19-1, 9 KOs) won an eight round split decision over Jamal “Knockout” Woods (7-21-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 77-75 Woods. 77-75, 78-74 Tufte.

Former heavyweight contender Maurice “Sugar Mo” Harris (26-19-3, 11 KOs) and journeyman Grover Young (12-16-2, 8 KOs) boxed to an eight round draw. The much shorter Young rocked Harris during round five in the most exciting moment of an otherwise uneventful fight. Scores were 77-75 Harris, 77-75 Young, 76-76. (more…)



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Braehmer retains WBA “regular” belt

As expected, WBA “regular” light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (47-2, 35 KOs) scored a one-sided eighth round TKO over former training partner and stablemate Konni Konrad (22-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday night at the EnergieVerbund Arena in Dresden Germany. Braehmer was in command all the way, scoring a knockdown in round six. Konrad finally called it quits at the beginning of round eight.

WBO #7/IBF #9/WBC #14 cruiserweight contender Mateusz Masternak (36-3, 26 KOs) scored a second round KO over Carlos Ailton Nascimento (12-2, 9 KOs).



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Murray, Bellew stop foes

WBC #10 super middleweight Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over Jose Miguel Torres (31-7, 27 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. Torres on the deck like a yoyo in this fight. Down in round one, twice in round two, again in round three, twice in round four, and finally after the seventh knockdown in round five, referee Howard Foster waved it off.

WBO #3/IBF #7/WBC #10 cruiserweight Tony Bellew (25-2-1, 16 KOs) scored a fifth round stoppage over journeyman Arthurs Kulikauskis (16-27-5, 8 KOs). Bellew battered Kulikauskis until the ref waved it off.

In the main event, WBC #5/IBF #8/WBA #9 featherweight Josh Warrington (22-0, 4 KOs) scored a one-sided twelve round unanimous decision over IBF #9 Joel Brunker (28-2, 16 KOs). Scores were 120-108, 120-108, 120-108.



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

McDonnell, Kameda make weight

Photos: Lucas Noon/Premier Boxing Champions

Jamie McDonnell 117.8 vs. Tomoki Kameda 117.8
(WBA bantamweight title)

Anthony Dirrell 169.6 vs. Marco Antonio Rubio 169.4
Daiki Kameda 120 vs. Victor Ruiz 116.8
Miguel Flores 127 vs. Carlos Padilla 128
Mario Barrios 127 vs. Jose Cen Torres 130
Ryan Karl 144.6 vs. Malcolm Terry 145.2
Ricky Edwards 140 vs. Marco A. Solis 138.6
Alberto Navarro 135 vs. Anibal Resendez 141
Robert Vela 133.5 vs. Cesar Martinez 133.5
Jeremy Longoria 129.8 vs. Jesse Anguiano 129

Venue: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas
Promoter: Warriors/Leija*Battah
TV: CBS

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Eddie Chambers fights in AC on Sept 18

Photo: Sikatheart

Photo: Sikatheart


On Friday night, September 18, 2015, professional heavyweight boxer, “Fast” Eddie Chambers (42-4, 22 KOs), returns to the ring against Galen “Bad Boy” Brown (41-31-1, 25 KOs) in an eight round fight at the Claridge Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the main event, Travis Kauffman will face Epifanio Mendoza. Chambers’ fight card on September 18 is titled, “Rumble at the Claridge,” and is promoted by King’s Promotions.

Chambers discussed the current state of boxing’s heavyweight division. He said, “The heavyweight division is hot as it has been in a while. The Klitschko Era is coming to a close, with Vitali going into politics, and Wlad beginning to talk about retirement. That leaves a number of young, talented heavyweights, and overlooked veterans, such as myself, to fight for the top spots in the heavyweight division. There are going to be some great fights in the next few years as the new breed of heavyweights move into position.” (more…)



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

New WBC Francophone ratings as of Sept 2015

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The full set of WBC Francophone ratings can be found via the below link. Bookmark it now as the latest version will always be available via this link.

ACTUAL WBC FRANCOPHONE RATINGS



September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Metepec

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photos: Pepe Rodríguez & Alma Montreal

Ibeth Zamora 108 vs. Esmeralda Moreno 105
(WBC female light flyweight world title)

Rey Vargas 123 vs. Lucien Gonzalez 121
(WBC super bantamweight international title)

Venue: Centro de Espectáculos del Recinto Ferial de Metepec, Estado de México
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka, Fonfara underwater challenge

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Heavyweight contender Artur Szpilka and light heavyweight contender Andrzej_Fonfara, both from Poland, had a competition to see who could hold their breath the longest underwater. Neither fighter would give in and both remained underwater for over three minutes!



September 5th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191: By The Numbers

3: Current ranking of UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on the UFC pound-4-pound list

8: Wins and 0 losses (plus one draw) by “Mighty Mouse” as a UFC flyweight, most wins in UFC flyweight history . . . Click here for more

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September 5th, 2015

Boxing News

Fight Club LA Results

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

Unbeaten featherweight Diego de la Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) won the vacant WBC Youth title via ten round unanimous decision over former world title challenger Jesus “Estrella” Ruiz (32-7-5, 21 KOs) on Friday night at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Scores were 100-90 twice and 99-91.

Two-time Brazilian Olympian Everton Lopes (4-0, 1 KOs) was dropped twice, but somehow escaped with a majority decision over previously undefeated Omar Tienda (13-1, 8 KOs) in a super lightweight fight. Lopes was down in round two and again in round five. Scores were 75-74 for Lopes on two cards, and 75-75.

Unbeaten featherweight Christian “Chimpa” Gonzalez (11-0, 10 KOs) impressed again with a second round KO over late sub Luis Lizarraga Jr. (5-6-1, 2 KOs). Gonzalez dropped Lizarraga hard in round two with a left hook and Llzzaraga’s corner entered the ring to stop the fight. Time was 2:09. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

SA boxers shine in East London

From Ron Jackson

Zolani Tete, Xolisani Ndongeni and Nkosinathi Joyi produced world-class performances in winning their fights in East London, South Africa, on Friday night. Tete, a former IBF super-flyweight champion, demolished Mexican Diuhl Olguin in the eighth round of what was scheduled as a ten-round bout at the Orient Theatre. Lightweight Ndongeni knocked out Miguel Angel Escalada in the second round and Joyi beat Sinethemba Magibisela in the fifth round of a light-flyweight bout. (more…)



September 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC 191 at the scales

UFC 191, which is headlined by the UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson and the heavyweight bout between Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 10pm ET / 7pm PT.

Four prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT, and the event’s first two prelims will air exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7pm ET / 4pm PT.

Main Event – UFC flyweight title
John Dodson (125) VS Demetrious Johnson (124.5)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Frank Mir (266) VS Andrei Arlovski (237.5)
Jimi Manuwa (204) VS Anthony Johnson (205)
Corey Anderson (205) VS Jan Blachowicz (205)
Alex Chambers (115) VS Paige VanZant (116)

FOX Sports 1 Prelims
Paul Felder (155.5) VS Ross Pearson (155.5)
John Lineker (135.5) VS Francisco Rivera (136)
Jessica Andrade (134.5) VS Raquel Pennington (136)
Clay Collard (146) VS Tiago Trator (146)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Ron Stallings (184) VS Joe Riggs (187.5*)
Nazareno Malegarie (156) VS Joaquim “Netto BJJ” Silva (154.5)

*Riggs has one hour to make weight

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September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Legendary Heavyweights Prepare for Photo

Former Heavyweight Champions gathered for a historic and exclusive group photo, dressed to the nines in tuxedos, positioned along a Fight Night backdrop inside the ballrooms at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.



September 4th, 2015

UFC

UFC’s ‘GO BIG’ goes live!

The UFC will GO BIG, with the announcement of its new seasonal campaign, showcasing a series of can’t-miss fights on its upcoming live event schedule . . . Click here for more

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September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Notes

Former middleweight champion Darren Barker is to publish his autobiography “A Dazzling Darkness: The Darren Barker Story” which will be available in bookshops and on Amazon from September 16.

Kenny Bayless will be the third man in the ring for Mayweather-Berto. It will be the third straight Mayweather fight that Bayless has worked. Judges are Adalaide Byrd, Dave Moretti and Steve Weisfeld.

Two cruiserweight belts will be on the line when Roy Jones Jr faces Tony Moran at Aintree Equestrian Centre, in Liverpool on September 12th. The WBF Intercontinental and the MBC International titles are up for grabs.



September 4th, 2015

Boxing News

Fury says he’ll quit boxing if he loses to Klitschko

By James Slater

Unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury says a lot of things, as even casual boxing fans are well aware, and the self-assured fighter has made a verbal promise to retire from boxing if he does not defeat heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko when he challenges him in Dusseldorf, Germany on October 24th.

Speaking with Sky Sports News, Fury said he will defeat Klitschko and rid the division of his “boring” style.

“If I can’t knock him out then I must be useless,” Fury said today. “If I can’t beat a 40-year-old man (Wladimir is actually 39), I need banning from boxing. If I can’t, then I won’t be boxing on because I won’t be able to achieve and get my goals. He’s been a great champion but [he has] not fought anyone of note. That’s where I come into it. I’m a 6ft 9inch man who can move and throw different shapes around the ring. He’s fought big men who can’t move and small men who are small and can’t get to him. (more…)



September 4th, 2015




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