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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

Photos: Karl Freitag Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam 158.2 vs. Curtis Stevens 158.8 (IBF middleweight eliminator) Fredrick Lawson 147.8 vs. Ray Narh 146.6 Miguel Marriaga 125.6 vs. Christopher ...

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

By Karl Freitag Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) lightweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford and mandatory challenger Ray Beltran hosted ...

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Statement from the Goossen Family: "It is with overwhelming regret that we announce the passing of Dan Goossen, 64, from complications ...

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Report/photos by Bob Ryder Ex Minnesota Vikings NFL player Ray Edwards continued his foray into the professional boxing ranks with a unanimous decision win ...

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Photo: Sebastian Heger WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) scored a twelve round unanimous decision over Paul Smith (35-4, 20 ...

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Weights from Santa Monica

Weights from Santa Monica

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Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

Crawford, Beltran Quick Quotes

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Promoter Dan Goossen passes

Promoter Dan Goossen passes

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Edwards Scores Win In Motown

Edwards Scores Win In Motown

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Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins tune-up

Abraham defeats Smith; Macklin wins

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Boxing Result

Malinga wins in 2nd round!

By Ron Jackson

Patrick Malinga stopped Mzolisi Yoyo in the second round of a scheduled twelve to retain his SA lightweight title at the Finetown Multipurpose Centre in Lenasia, near Johannesburg, on Friday night. The champion, making his first defence was in complete control from the bell taking the attack to Yoyo and knocked him down for two counts in the first round and again within the first ten seconds of the second round. Yoyo (60.82kg) who had an announced record of 16-2; 15 going into the fight went down for the second time in round two when he was caught with a right to the jaw that sent him flat on his back. Referee Thabo Spampool did not count and waved the fight off at 1 minute 43 seconds into the round. (more…)



May 23rd, 2009



Full Report

Full Report: Escobedo-Kelley!

Ringside report by David Robinett
Photos by Dhon Santos, Maloof Sports & Entertainment

2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo continued his rise from prospect to title contender with a two-round blowout of faded star Kevin Kelley in a scheduled ten-round lightweight bout Thursday night before 2,777 fans at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California.

Although long past his prime, the “Flushing Flash” was expected to provide a reasonable test for the still-developing Escobedo. It looked that way too, in round one, with the southpaw Kelley boxing smartly, circling Escobedo and snapping his right jab as Escobedo tried to work his way inside . . . Click here for more



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Spina Decisions Taylor!

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Scott Ploof at ringside
Photography by Emily Harney

Known for his powerful punching and action packed boxing style, Joey “The KO Kid” Spina (25-1-1, 17KOs) did not disappoint the 1500 fight fans in attendance as although he did not score a knockout as promised, he still delivered a great battle against a strong fight veteran in Tiwon Taylor (26-15-1, 19 KOs) on Friday night at the Twin River Events Center in Lincoln, RI. At the end of their eight round battle with both fighters battered and bruised, Joey Spina walked away with the unanimous decision by scores of 77-75, 78-74, 79-73. Spina, with blood coming from his nose early on, had Taylor hurt during the first few rounds as he was totally on the defensive. As the fight progressed it was even as both traded heavy shots with neither gaining an advantage. In the end it was the punching power of Spina that earned him the hard fought decision victory. The seven bout fight card was promoted by Jimmy Burchfield’s Classic Entertainment and Sports.
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Seasoned veteran Willis “The Prophet” Lockett (12-7-5, 5KOs) upset Lowell, MA fan favorite “Irish” Joe McCreedy (10-3-1, 5 KOs) by scoring a close unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 58-56 in favor of Lockett. McCreedy looked like he had Lockett all but knocked out during the first two rounds. It was apparent after the beginning of round four that McCreedy was running out of gas quickly as Lockett was now the aggressor while his opponent was looking for a rest. Both fighters continued to trade, however all of the power that McCreedy had possessed in the first two rounds was all but gone, and with Lockett continued to win the later rounds to capture the eventual decision.
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James McGirt Jr. (20-2-1, 9 KOs) won a narrow majority decision over veteran Patrick Perez (25-5, 14 KO’s) in a six round special attraction. Both fighters brought their best as they traded punches evenly throughout the contest. McGirt Jr. had the faster hands while Perez landed the harder shots. Scores of the bout were 58-55, 59-55 and 57-57. This marks the first fight under the CES banner for McGirt Jr. while this also marked the first fight for Perez in almost five years. (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Smith outpoints Gutierrez!

By Jason Kotar at ringside
Photos: Javiel Centeno

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Welterweight Antwone Smith (16-1-1, 8 KOs) won a unanimous decision against Richard Gutierrez (24-2-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the newly renovated Fontaine bleau Resort in Miami Beach, Florida. The scores were 97-93, 96-94, 100-88.
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist and former Cuban national team captain Guillermo Rigondiaux (1-0, 1 KO) dropped Juan Noriega (3-4) :19 into the bout and got a referee’s mercy stoppage at 1:09 of round three to win his long anticipated professional debut.
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Jr. Middleweight Erislandy Lara, a two time world amateur champion, moved to 6-0, 4 KOs with a fourth round TKO over Edwin Vasquez (22-14-2). Lara dropped Vasquez in round two and got a referee’s stoppage with a barrage of punches at 1:13 of round four.
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Welterweight Ed Parades (22-3, 13 KOs) won a unanimous decision over Gilbert Venegas (10-7-3, 7 KOs). Scores were 58-55, 58-55 and 57-56.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Marquez’ quiet return

Photo: Chris Cozzone

Photo: Chris Cozzone

The return of former world champion Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs), in a ten-round co-main in Monterrey, Mexico on the Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Toshiaki Nishioka card, may be a quiet one, but the man who fought three classic battles with Israel Vazquez in 2007-2008 is looking for something big in his next outing. Marquez told the media today that while he would face the winner of tomorrow night’s main event, he would prefer a fourth fight with Vazquez. Meanwhile, Jose Francisco Mendoza (21-2-2, 17 KOs), of Colombia, has promised to derail Marquez by scoring a knockout before the seventh round, stating that it will be “Mendoza vs. Jhonny Gonzalez in the next fight.” Both Marquez and Mendoza weighed in at 126 today at the Arena Monterrey.



May 22nd, 2009

UFC

UFC 98 at the scales

UFC 98 is LIVE on PPV tomorrow!

Weights by David L. Hudson

Main Event – UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Lyoto Machida (204) VS Rashad Evans (205)

Matt Serra (171) VS Matt Hughes (170)
Drew McFedries (185) VS Xavier Foupa-Pokam (186)
Dan Miller (185) VS Chael Sonnen (186)
Frank Edgar (155) VS Sean Sherk (156)

Mike Pyle (172*) VS Brock Larson (171)
Tim Hague (263) Vs Pat Barry (237)
Kyle Bradley (156) VS Phillipe Nover (156)
Andre Gusmao (206) VS Krzysztof Soszynski (206)
Brandon Wolff (170) VS Yoshiyuki Yoshida (171)
George Roop (154) VS Dave Kaplan (156)

With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters in UFC® history. Now in the main event of UFC® 98, the two will meet in an epic showdown pitting champion Evans against challenger Machida to not only determine the best 205-pound fighter on the planet, but to see who leaves with a loss on their record for the first time. Also, former UFC® welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally meet to settle their long-standing grudge. UFC® 98: Evans vs. Machida – Saturday, May 23, live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for more info



May 22nd, 2009

Scale Watch

Gonzalez, Nishioka make weight

Photos and weights by Chris Cozzone  

Photos and weights by Chris Cozzone

From the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico for tomorrow night’s “Lethal Combination” card promoted by Promociones del Pueblo:

Toshiaki Nishioka 122 vs. Jhonny Gonzalez 122
For the WBC super bantamweight title 

Rafael Marquez 126 vs. Francisco Mendoza 126

Michael Medina 154 vs. Bladimir Hernandez 154
Guadalupe Rosales 137 vs. Javier Castro 137
Victor Zaleta 115 vs. Javier Romano 115
Juan Carlos Salgado 131 vs. Angel Reyna 132
Miguel Angel Tavera 184 vs. David Olivo 179
Mario Lozano 150 vs. Antonio Villanueva 150



May 22nd, 2009

UFC

Sonnen takes on Miller

UFC 98 is LIVE on PPV Saturday night!

Story by Andreas Hale

Chael Sonnen has been around the block a few times when it comes to this MMA thing. He’s had his fair share of impressive victories (a dominant victory against Bryan Baker in WEC) and devastating losses (most recently choked out by Demian Maia at UFC 95)  . . . Click here for more

With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters in UFC® history. Now in the main event of UFC® 98, the two will meet in an epic showdown pitting champion Evans against challenger Machida to not only determine the best 205-pound fighter on the planet, but to see who leaves with a loss on their record for the first time. Also, former UFC® welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally meet to settle their long-standing grudge. UFC® 98: Evans vs. Machida – Saturday, May 23, live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for more info



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Chagaev-Valuev WBA officials!

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Referee Guillermo Perez Pineda from Panama will be the third man on the ring when WBA heavyweight world champion (in recess) Ruslan Chagaev and reigning champion Nicolav Valuev fight for the undisputed WBA heavyweight title in Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland on May 30. The three judges are Levi Martinez (USA), Daniel Talon (France) and Erki Meronen (Finland) with George Martinez (Canada) as WBA supervisor.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Cleverly, Mitchell victorious!

By Alexey Sukachev

Fastly rising British light heavyweight hope Nathan Cleverly (16-0, 6 KOs) proved his second name describes it perfectly, dominating the overmatched opponent Billy Boyle (12-2, 7 KOs) to the second round stoppage an hour ago at the York Hall in London. Cleverly used his superior range and fast hands to outjab his shorter opponent in the first. He also used his hard left hook to the body to check Boyle’s liver. In the second, Boyle tried to deliver some heat to Cleverly but failed and became a sitting duck for his opponent’s left-hand bodypunching. He was also badly hurt with the monstrous right uppercut by Cleverly. Still it was a surprise when Boyle’s cornerman threw in the towel to stop a one-sided fight at 2:27 of the second round, whilst his pupil was still answering. Next for WBA/WBO/IBF #14 Cleverly is a shot at vacant British title against fellow unbeaten Danny McIntosh (10-0, 4 KOs) on July 18.

In the main suport fight of the evening, WBO #1 super featherweight Kevin Mitchell (28-0, 21 KOs), coming out of a year-long hiatus, showed a remarkable determination and poise in the third-round stoppage of Ghanaian Lanquaye Wilson (confirmed record is now 1-3, 1 KO). Mitchell used his speed, fast hands and power punching to continuously shake his raw opponent, and the fight was finally stopped after the left-right-left triple by Mitchell (also IBF #3 and WBC #13). Next for Mitchell can be a crack at WBO champion Rocky Martinez later this year. (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Alexander vs Witter!

Don King Productions, Inc. and Hennessy Sports informed the WBC that they have reached an agreement to stage the Devon Alexander vs. Junior Witter fight for the vacant WBC super lightweight world championship on July 11, 2009.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Calderon Fit and Ready!

Photos: Jose Perez/PR Best Boxing Promotions

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The two-time world champion looked great today in Puerto Rico during a media day workout at the Wilfredo Gomez Gym in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. “Yesterday I left the gym at 109 pounds and I have not been starving myself. I have a good diet and with all the work that I’m doing I expect to be ready to go in June 13 and defend my title” (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pacman running with Mayol!

Pacman — a Jack Russell terrier who was a star in HBO’s 24/7 with Pacquiao and Hatton — is back on the running paths. He is now leading contender Rodel Mayol of the Philippines on his daily 5-mile run at the Pan Pacific Park in Los Angeles. Winchell Campos, who is working in the Mayol camp, said Pacman runs ahead of Mayol. Mayol is training for a world title fight, taking on Ivan Calderon on the Cotto vs Clottey championship card June 13 at Madison Square Garden. “Pacman loves Manny (Pacquiao),” said Campos. “In the mornings at camp, Pacman scratches at his door when it is time to get up and run. Pacman is a tireless pup – he’s only about a year old – and now he is helping Mayol.” Mayol is one of the top fighters in Pacquiao’s MP Promotions.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Valuev Video Update!

In April 2007, seven-foot WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev (50-1) suffered his only career defeat against Ruslan Chagaev. Although he later reclaimed the WBA belt against John Ruiz and defended it against Evander Holyfield, the “Russian Giant” still has a score to settle with Chagaev when they meet in a much anticipated rematch on May 30th in the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki. “I think it’s a very interesting fight. I had a long wait. This is the most important fight of my life!” says Valuev.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Pirog vs Jantuah now!

By Alexey Uralets (ringside) and Alexey Sukachev

It was earlier reported that highly ranked middleweight contenders Mahir Oral and Dmitry Pirog would collide on June 26 in Germany. It turned out that there was a bigger fight in stock for the German-based Turkish fighter as he had been reportedly offered a puglistic rendezvous with fellow contender Sebastian Sylvester later this year. However, the team of WBO #3 and WBC #16 Pirog prefers not to step down in the level of competition. Instead of Oral, Pirog (13-0, 11 KOs) will fight hard-hitting former two-time world title challenger in middleweight and junior middleweight divisions Kofi Jantuah (32-3-1, 21 KOs) of Ghana for the vacant WBC international 160lb title. Jantuah (WBC #14) has a number of wins over highly regarded opposition, including then-champions Santiago Samaniego and Daniel Santos and perennial contender Marco Antonio Rubio, and will be a huge step up in class for Pirog. Pirog-Oral fight will be a part of the huge June 26 Arena Box-Promotion card, which will be held at Hermann-Neuberger-Halle in Voelklingen, Germany. (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto-Clottey a hot ticket!

Over 12,000 tickets have been sold for the upcoming Miguel Cotto vs Joshua Clottey showdown at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, June 13. “Fight fans know how great of a fight this really is,” said Bob Arum. “We are expecting to sell out the Garden.” Cotto, at his Media Day in Tampa yesterday, described the hard-punching Clottey as “…a real warrior.” Clottey has been training in Fernwood, Pa. which is in the Poconos. Cotto will arrive into New York on Friday, June 5 to begin his final preparations for the fight. “There is talk of a Pacquiao fight for me,” said Cotto. “That is talk. Right now, my focus is on Clottey.”



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather-Marquez tix!

Tickets for Mayweather vs. Marquez: “Number One/Numero Uno” on July 18th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas are priced at $1,000, $750, $600, $300 and $150, will go on sale today at 10 a.m. PT. Ticket sales at $1,000, $750, $600 and $300 are limited to 10 per person and ticket sales at $150 are limited to two (2) per person, with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800)745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Inkin-Perdomo for WBA interim title!

By Alexey Sukachev

WBA #1 Gusmyl Perdomo (16-2, 10 KOs) and WBA #2 Denis Inkin (34-1, 24 KOs) will confront each other on July 11 at famous Nuerburgring race track in Germany for the interim version of the WBA super middleweight belt. The fight has been confirmed today by Denis’ manager Edouard Kozhemyakin during his interview for the established Russian web portal Allboxing.ru. (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing News

Khan KOs Jackson concert!

Boxing superstar Amir Khan has hit out at claims by pop icon Michael Jackson that he has postponed his opening dates at the O2 due to a “lack of time to rehearse due to other shows taking place there.” Khan who is also preparing in LA for his own O2 extravaganza, promoted by Frank Warren, said that Jackson cannot hide behind his fight as an excuse for letting his fans down, as he has been rehearsing far harder before returning to the O2 Arena for the biggest night of his life. “My business is all about preparation too and I’m over here working much, much harder than Michael is and I’m certainly not postponing my fight. Tell my fans that I am prepared and am ready to put on a show far more spectacular than his anyway!” (more…)



May 22nd, 2009

Full Report

Gesta remains undefeated

gesta1Ringside report by Felipe Leon
Photos by Paul Gallegos

A sold out 900+ crowd witnessed the first ever Rogue Boxing Promotions fight card last night at the Woodstock Terrace of the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel in downtown San Diego, Calif.

While the San Diego Padres whacked balls against the San Francisco Giants a mere two blocks away, plenty of hits were had as part of the five bout fight card in the open air venue . . . click here for more



May 22nd, 2009

UFC

Few words promises big action

UFC 98 is LIVE on PPV Saturday night!

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Report by Anthony Springer, Jr. 
Photos by Mary Ann Owen 

After several months of promotion for this Saturday’s UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida, the featured fighters proved to be men of few words at yesterday’s press conference . . . Click here for more

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May 22nd, 2009

UFC

Sherk takes on Edgar

UFC 98 is LIVE on PPV Saturday night!

Interview by David L. Hudson

penn_sherk0009Sean Sherk is a former UFC world champion who has posted more than 30 wins in his professional mixed martial arts career. He’s defeated talented fighters such as Kenny Florian, Nick Diaz, Benji Radach, and Karo Parisyan (twice). His only losses are to future Hall-of-Famers Matt Hughes, Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn, and he’s been stopped only once in a career that began a decade ago. His work ethic is second to none and his powerful physique led to the nickname “the Muscle Shark  . . . Click here for more

With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters in UFC® history. Now in the main event of UFC® 98, the two will meet in an epic showdown pitting champion Evans against challenger Machida to not only determine the best 205-pound fighter on the planet, but to see who leaves with a loss on their record for the first time. Also, former UFC® welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally meet to settle their long-standing grudge. UFC® 98: Evans vs. Machida – Saturday, May 23, live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for more info



May 22nd, 2009

Boxing Result

Escobedo Blows Out Kelley!

By David Robinett at ringside

2004 U.S. Olympian Vicente Escobedo continued his rise from prospect to title contender with a two-round blowout of faded star Kevin Kelley in a scheduled ten-round lightweight bout on Thursday night at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California. After a competitive first round, Escobedo caught Kelley with a counter right hook early in round two, sending the “Flushing Flash” to the canvas. Kelley beat the count but Escobedo was all over him, landing several unanswered punches along the ropes before Kelley went down again. Kelley barely beat the count but referee Jon Schorle waved it off at 1:53. With the win, Escobedo improves to 21-1, 13 KOs, while Kelley drops to 60-10-2, 39 KOs.
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Undefeated super bantamweight prospect Christopher Martin, (15-0, 3 KOs), broke down game challenger Torrence Daniels, (15-10, 5 KOs), before scoring a TKO victory at 2:59 of round five in a scheduled eight-round bout. After a quick start by Daniels, Martin seized momentum in round two with punishing work to the body. A right hook to the head dropped Daniels midway through round five before a left hook to the body crumpled Daniels along the ropes and sent the referee jumping in at the bell.
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Hard-hitting youngster Andrew Cancio, (9-1-1, 9 KOs), kept his knockout streak intact with a fifth-round stoppage of Michael Lynks, (8-11, 4 KOs). There were no knockdowns in the scheduled six-round lightweight bout but Cancio was beating up on Lynks before referee Jon Schorle waved the fight over at 1:50 of the round.
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Rugged Mexican Juan Jose Beltran, (19-12-3, 11 KOs), used a withering body attack to surprise two-time super flyweight title challenger Akihiko Nago, (29-7-1, 15 KOs), by scores of 58-56, 59-55, 59-55, in a six-round super bantamweight bout.
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Undefeated super middleweight Brandon Gonzalez, (8-0, 7 KOs), knocked out Ray Craig, (6-5, 5 KOs), at 2:32 of round one in a scheduled six-round bout.
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Heavyweight Ashanti Jordan, (9-0, 7 KOs), kept his unbeaten record intact with a stunningly lackluster six-round decision over late replacement Alvarao Morales, (7-5-2, 3 KOs). All three judges scored the bout 59-55, in a fight where neither fighter landed more than a handful of punches in any round.



May 21st, 2009

UFC

Evans sees holes in Machida

UFC 98 is LIVE on PPV Saturday night!

Story & photos by Anthony Springer Jr.

As an undersized heavyweight, he was not supposed to win season 2 of The Ultimate Fighter. As the underdog, he was not supposed to unleash the highlight reel overhand right that separated future hall of famer Chuck Liddell from consciousness at UFC 88 . . . Click here for more

With a combined record of 32-0-1, light heavyweight stars “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida have left a trail of destruction behind them that includes some of the greatest fighters in UFC® history. Now in the main event of UFC® 98, the two will meet in an epic showdown pitting champion Evans against challenger Machida to not only determine the best 205-pound fighter on the planet, but to see who leaves with a loss on their record for the first time. Also, former UFC® welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra finally meet to settle their long-standing grudge. UFC® 98: Evans vs. Machida – Saturday, May 23, live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click here for more info



May 21st, 2009

Scale Watch

Weights From Rhode Island!

CES Presents "Rage at the River!"
Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

Joey Spina 175 vs. Tiwon Taylor 173.5
Joe McCreedy 167 vs. Willis Locket 168
James McGirt, Jr. 167 vs. Patrick Perez 164.5
Sean Eklund 137 vs. Jose Guzman 137
Diego Periera 139 vs. Melchor Guillen, Jr. 141
Omar Pena 129 vs. Rasool Shakoor 130
Jay Holland 198 vs. Chris Boykins 199
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Limited tickets are available $25.00 SRO, $35.00, $45.00 (Bronze), $65.00 (Silver), $100.00 (Gold – includes a free $15.00 play that night at Twin River) and limited $150.00 (Jimmy’s Platinum Club – includes a free $25.00 play that night at Twin River) and are available to purchase by calling CES (401.724.2253/2254), going on line at www.cesboxing.com or www.twinriver.com, at Twin River’s Players Club booth. Doors open at 6::00 PM/ET, first bout at 7:00 PM/ET. There is a special meet and greet between 6-7 PM/ET for ticketholders only in entrance area. Scheduled to participate is two time world champion James “Buddy” McGirt and The Contender III star Gary “Tiger” Balletto. Immediately following today’s weigh-in, several of the participants spoke to the media. (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Espinosa’s Opponent Named!

By Kurt Wolfheimer

Undefeated lightweight prospect Antonio “Tony The Tiger” Espinosa (10-0) will face the toughest test of his professional career in the six round co feature on Saturday night at the Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, PA, when he faces Ron “Teflon” Boyd (6-6, 2KO’s) of Washington, DC. Espinosa knows he must defeat the former Maryland super featherweight title challenger, if he is to continue his run for a possible world title. Boyd recently defeated Dean White (14-10-1, 7KO’s) and is primed and ready to pull the upset on Saturday night. In the main event of the exciting professional boxing card promoted by Andre Kut of KEA Boxing Promotions, will be former Scranton, PA Police Officer, Jason Gavern (17-5-3, 8KO’s), who will be challenged by Willie Perryman (10-19, 7KO’s) in a six round heavyweight scrap. (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Announcement

“Battle in the Ballroom” is Heavy!

Three heavyweight bouts highlight 6/11 card!

Surpassing last month’s promise to include at least one heavyweight bout on all future “Battle In The Ballroom” shows, promoter Roy Englebrecht will present three big heavyweight bouts on the Thursday, June 11th show at the Irvine Marriott. The heavyweight bouts will feature the pro debut of former University of Idaho power forward 6’7″ Lionel Davis who will tip the scale at 255 lbs. Also making his pro debut will be 6’3″ Scott Alexander, who at 235 lbs and only 20-years-old, is being called the “Next Great Heavyweight” by those who have seen him spar. Rounding out the heavyweight portion of the June 11th show will be the return of 6’4″ Joe Hanks, who impressed the Marriott crowd on April 8th, by knocking Lawson Baker from one side of the ring to the other in a lopsided win. Tickets priced at $32 and $40 are on sale at www.battleintheballroom.com. (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Spadafora comeback June 24!

Promoter Michael Acri announced today that June 24 would be the new date for the ring return of former IBF Lightweight Champion “The Pittsburgh Kid” Paul Spadafora. A sprained ankle postponed Spadafora’s 2009 debut, originally scheduled for March 31. Spadafora (41-0-1, 16 KOs), will headline the card at Pittsburgh’s Amphitheatre at Station Square. (125 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, Penn. 15129.) The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. He will fight 10 rounds as a junior welterweight against an opponent to be named soon. The undercard will feature two Pittsburgh favorites, undefeated lightweight “Lightning” Rod Salka (7-0, 2 KOs), and welterweight Jose “The Prince” Caraballo (5-3, 1 KO). Tickets ($23-$103) go on sale Tuesday May 26. Call 814-455-8309.



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Gonzalez, Nishioka ready

cozzone_monterrey_pc0058Photos by Chris Cozzone

A final press conference was held today at the Crown Plaza Hotel, downtown Monterrey, Mexico, for Saturday night’s WBC super bantamweight title fight between champion Toshiaki Nishioka (33-4-3, 20 KOs), of Japan, and Mexico City’s Jhonny Gonzalez (40-6, 34 KOs). In the co-main event, former world champ Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs) will stage his return after his three unforgettable wars with Israel Vazquez, in 2007-2008. Marquez faces Colombian Jose Francisco Mendoza (21-2-2, 17 KOs) in a WBC super bantamweight title eliminator.  The card, promoted by Promociones del Pueblo, features three additional ten-rounders.



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Bradley vs Guzman?

By Lee Bates

Update: Promoter Gary Shaw told Fightnews.com via email “Bradley/ Guzman is NOT happening, and I never said it was.”
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Sources close to situation say promoter Gary Shaw has made a verbal offer to Jose Nunez manager of two-division world champion Joan Guzman (29-0, 17 KOs) to fight WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (24-0, 11 KOs) on Saturday August 1st. Nunez has accepted the offer on behalf of Guzman. SHOWTIME Championship Boxing is the likely to broadcast the event. No venue for the fight has been named as of yet.



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Mayweather-Marquez NYC Presser!

Declare a pound-for-pound war

By Mariano A. Agmi
Photos: Ed Mulholland

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather (39-0, 25 KO’s) and Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez (50-4-1, 37 KO’s) met at the Empire State Building on Tuesday in the second leg of their three-city tour announcing their July 18, 2009 welterweight mega-fight which will be televised on HBO Pay-Per-View. Each fighter respectfully acknowledged that this will be a hard fought bout between two of the best pugilists in the world. “I know I have a tough fight ahead,” stated Marquez, “but I’m preparing very hard mentally and physically for this fight.” Mayweather, appearing uncharacteristically low-key throughout the event, also stated that Marquez is a formidable opponent: “It’s not gonna be an easy task. He’s a hell of a fighter, a true warrior and he’s a guy who’s been around the sport for a long time, so I don’t have anything bad to say about him. He represents Mexico to the fullest. There’s nothing but respect.” (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Q&A: Boris Grinberg!

Sultan Ibragimov Update

By Alexey Potapov

In an exclusive interview with Fightnews.com, Boris Grinberg, the ex-manager of the former WBO heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov, speaks about current legal proceedings involving the Russian boxer and also revealed that in the USA Sultan has problems with the law. Executive Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing Leon Margules recently told Fightnews.com that he feels Ibragimov has finished his career as the boxer, however to date the Russian boxer has not commented. (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Miguel Cotto Speaks!

"Clottey is a real warrior"

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

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World welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, looking strong and powerful, spoke to the fight press today at his Media Day in Tampa in advance of his June 13 collision with Joshua Clottey at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Cotto spoke about training in Tampa, his new trainer Joe Santiago, his opponent Clottey, fighting at MSG and a possible mega showdown with Manny Pacquiao. (more…)



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Bika: Geale will beat Mundine!

Photo: Ray Wheatley

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By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

The winner of the 2008 contender series and IBF#4 super middleweight Sakio Bika is confident that IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (21-0, 13 KOs) will defeat former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (35-3, 23 KOs) when they clash at Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on May 27. Bika said, “I have been sparring Daniel Geale at the Grange Gym and I am confident if he takes what he has been doing in the gym against me into the ring on May 27 – he will defeat Mundine. Geale has great boxing skills and Mundine has not looked good in his recent fights in middleweight division against Crazy Kim, Rafael Pinosa and Shannan Taylor. Kim dropped Mundine in their 2008 bout.” Geale’s trainer Graham Shaw added, “Daniel had very good preparation with excellent sparring against Sakio Bika, and WBA #9 Daniel Edouard of Florida, USA. Robert Medley also gave Daniel good sparring.” Officials for the IBO title bout are Australian Garry Dean, who will be the referee, and judges Marcus McDonnell of England, Richard Green of the USA and Derek Millham of Australia. IBO supervisor Phil Austin.



May 21st, 2009

Boxing News

Martinez new WBC 154lb champ!

Forrest now a WBC Ambassador

The WBC has named interim champion Sergio Martinez as the full WBC super welterweight champion of the world, replacing Vernon Forrest, who has sustained an injury which is preventing him from defending his belt. Forrest, however, has been named a “WBC Ambassador of Peace and Good Will in the World Through Sports,” and will be eligible to compete for the WBC championship as soon as he recovers from his injury with a 55-45 purse split against Martinez. “I am very happy for Sergio Martinez, and very honored to have Vernon Forrest as an Ambassador,” said WBC President Jose Sulaiman. “I am confident that Forrest will heal very soon and compete again for the WBC championship.”



May 21st, 2009




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