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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank Former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios of Oxnard,Ca. works out during media day in Oxnard, California for his eagerly-anticipated ...

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

In front of a packed house of New York City sports media on Tuesday afternoon at the Mendez Boxing Gym, all four ...

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Photo: Team SES / P. Gercke SES Boxing held the final press conference on Monday for Saturday's clash between two-time world champion Robert ...

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

First stop for world middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin on Monday afternoon when he arrived in New York City was to check ...

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank In his first ten-rounder, two-time Chinese Olympic gold medallist and national icon Zou Shiming (5-0, 1 KO) went the ...

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Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

Brandon Rios Oxnard Media Day

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Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics & quotes

Golovkin, Geale, Jennings, Perez pics

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Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

Stieglitz-Khomitsky Final Press Conference

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Golovkin hits Times Square

Golovkin hits Times Square

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Shiming defeats De La Rosa, Ramirez demolishes Talipau in one

Shiming defeats De La Rosa,

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Scale Watch

Brähmer, Kanfouah make weight!

Photos: Lutz Hentschel


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Jürgen Brähmer 174.8 vs Rachid Kanfouah 173.7
(European light heavyweight championship)
Thomas Ulrich 174.8 vs Mariano Nicolas Plotinsky 173.7
(WBO InterContinental light heavyweight title)
Alesia Graf 114.1 vs Magdalena Dahlen 114.8
(WIBF/GBU super flyweight world title)
Aleksy Kuziemski 174.8 vs Armin Dollinger 173.9
(EBA Europa light heavyweight title)
Zsolt Bedak 120.5 vs Franklin Teran TBA
(WBO Europa super bantamweight title)
Igor Michalkin 174.8 vs DeAndrey Abron 175.9
Pal Bedak 111.9 vs Kemal Plavci 110.6
Venue: Freiberger Arena, Dresden, Germany
Promoter: Universum Box-Promotion
TV: ZDF (Germany)



March 6th, 2009



Boxing Result

Bell retains PABA belt!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBA #15 light heavyweight Tim Bell (14-5-1, 12 KOs) defended the PABA 175 pound title successfully against Sonni Michael Angelo (15-6-2, 5 KOs) of the Congo when he was awarded a twelve round points decision at the Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Friday. Bell scored a major upset in 2008 when he stopped Daniel Porky Lovett that launched him into the world ratings. Promoter former world IBF 130 pound champion Barry Michael and Brian Amatruda.



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Vea to defend OPBF belt!

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

OPBF cruiserweight champion Dominic Vea (10-1, 8 KOs) will defend the championship against Daniel Ammann (14-2-1, 3 KOs) over twelve rounds at the Newcastle Panthers Club, Newcastle, NSW, Australia on Saturday. This will be there third time they have clashed, both scoring a win each. Vea captured the title in Japan. Promoter is Tony Butterfield.



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Unbeaten Stevenson returns!

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Undefeated Baltimore junior middleweight James “Keep ‘Em Sleepin” Stevenson will headline the Thursday, March 19 Baltimore Pro Boxing card at Martin’s West in Woodlawn, MD. Stevenson will risk his perfect record (6-0, six KO’s) by participating in his first scheduled eight-round contest against Charlotte, NC’s Ken Dunham (5-7, three KO’s). Stevenson was successful in his last visit to Martin’s West, scoring a second-round TKO over Darrett Crockett on January 23. Dunham, meanwhile, lost a close four-round majority decision to Lenwood Dozier on February 20 in Westminster, MD. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Arena inks Diaz!

By Robert Coster

The 2008 Olympic boxing champion in Beijing at 64 kilos (junior welterweight) Felix Diaz has reportedly been signed to a promotional contract by Arena Box-Promotion. The 25-year-old, Dominican born Diaz was the only representative of the American continent to win gold at Beijing. A national hero in his country, Diaz hesitated to turn pro and put forward one condition to sign up with Arena, namely that his trainer should be Pedro Luis Diaz, the Cuban technician that guided him to his unexpected triumph at the Olympics. Arena’s stable has specialized in Caribbean boxers, mainly Cuban Olympic gold medalists like Yuriorkis Gamboa, Odlanier Solis and most recently Guillermo Rigondeaux.



March 6th, 2009

UFC

Don’t mess with ‘Rampage!’

UFC 96 is live on PPV Mar. 7!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

During a recent teleconference promoting his upcoming bout with “The Dean of Mean” Keith Jardine at UFC 96 in Columbus, Ohio’s Nationwide Arena, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (29-7) let a reporter know he had no desire to discuss his pending legal troubles .  . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Pacquiao to be honored in LA!

Saturday in Filipinotown; public invited

Boxing’s No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter and 2008 Fighter of the Year Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will be honored and celebrated by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the southern California Filipino community This Saturday! March 7 in Historic Filipino Town (3200 Temple Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90026 – at Temple and Robinson Streets), beginning at 10 a.m. PT. Pacquiao, the first Asian fighter to win four sanctioned world titles, will be honored as “The People’s Champion” for his historic achievements inside the ring and for his philanthropic contributions outside the ring. Pacquiao and Mayor Villaraigosa will also be planting a tree as part of the Day of Service where hundreds of volunteers will be on hand all day working to beautify and improve Historic Filipinotown. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

BAD in San Jose!

Hot prospects poised for tripleheader
Photo: Laura De La Torre - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Photo: Laura De La Torre - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

By David Robinett

Boxing’s next generation took center stage Thursday at the final press conference before Saturday night’s HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The televised portion of the card, presented by Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, features three bouts designated as co-main events, beginning with local star Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, (23-1-1, 16 KOs), taking on undefeated Indonesian prospect Daud Yordan, (17-0, 12 KOs), in a ten-round junior lightweight bout for the vacant NABO title. Southern California’s “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, (23-1-1, 18 KOs), looks to extend his run of impressive performances, defending his NABO and USBA junior welterweight titles against durable Greek veteran “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, (21-2-1, 10 KOs), in the middle bout, while hard-hitting junior middleweights James Kirkland, (24-0, 21 KOs), and Joel Julio, (34-2, 31 KOs), tangle over ten rounds in the evening’s featured matchup. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Olympian returns to the ring!

Bronze medalist Wilder has 2nd fight tonight
Photo: Scott Foster

Photo: Scott Foster

By Scott Foster

USA 2009 Bronze medalist Deontay Wilder (1-0, 1 KO) resumes his march up the heavyweight ladder with his second professional bout this Friday night in Columbus, Mississippi at the Trotter Convention Center. Wilder is slated to face Shannon Gray (1-0) and will headline an eight-bout card which includes Mississippi’s own Billy Cunningham (3-1) and Shannon Miller (23-42). Promoted by Oliver Miller and O-1 Productions, tickets are now on sale at the Trotter Convention Center or they can be purchased by phone (662) 364-3443 or (662) 328-4164. Ticket prices range from $25 for general admission to $300 for a ringside table. Doors open at 6:00pm and the 1st bout will begin at 7:00pm. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Inside FNF!

By Lee Bates

Hardcore boxing fans take to ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights” as pro football fans do to the NFL’s Monday Night Football series. Over the years, the long-running Friday Night Fights series has offered a steady stream of prospects, contenders and world champions. Director of ESPN Programming and Acquisitions Doug Loughrey is key in making the final decisions on approving the televised fights on the series. Loughrey spoke on his role with Friday night fights, the ESPN network airing live its first heavyweight world title in network history, and ESPN’s simulcast with ESPN Deportes. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Bradley ready for Holt!

Photo: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

Photo: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing

WBC supervisor Rudy Tellez and WBC Super Lightweight Champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (23-0, 11KOs) convened today for the mandatory WBC regulated 30-day weigh in review. The well conditioned Bradley weighed in at exactly 150 pounds and had one simple message for Kendall “R Rated” Holt (25-2, 13KOs) who he is scheduled to square off against in a highly anticipated combat that will unify the WBC and WBO super lightweight titles on Saturday, April 4, LIVE on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING in Montreal, Canada. The message: “I’m coming for you. I am going to downgrade Holt’s R Rating to a G rating,” stated a focused Bradley, who is co-promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Thompson Boxing Promotions.



March 6th, 2009

Scale Watch

“Mayflower Madness” Weights From Plymouth, MA!

Photo: Emily Harney

Photo: Emily Harney

By Mark Vaz

Below are the official weights of the fighters:

Jason Pires 143 ½ vs. Louie Leija 147*
*(Leija initially weighed 148; he made the weight on his second try)
Paul Delgado 146 vs. Sebastian Hamel 146 1/2
Manuel Lopes 165 vs. Eric Clinton 167 1/2
Mical Weisberg 171 1/2 vs. Pete Guthy 172
Kali Reis 150 vs. Alexsandra Magdziak Lopes 148 1/2
Andrey Nevsky 163 vs. William Deets 165

It’s “Mayflower Madness” as promoter Jimmy Burchfield of Classic Entertainment Sports brings boxing this Friday to the Memorial Hall in the historic city of Plymouth, Massachusetts. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:15pm and the doors open at 6:15pm. Tickets are available at the door or call Classic Entertainment and Sports at 401 724-2253. (more…)



March 6th, 2009

Announcement

Khan-Barrera in the news!

Phenom vs. living legend live on PPV on March 14!

Khan: ‘I’ll be the last to face Barrera!’: Khan is full of confidence ahead of his lightweight clash with the Mexican legend at Manchester’s MEN Arena. . . Click here for more by The Sun

Barrera vs. Khan – Too soon or too late?: UK correspondent Russell Hanley wonders if it’s too late for Barrera or too soon for Khan as they head into their March 14 bout . . Click here for more by 411mania.com

Integrated Sports will distribute a world-class pay-per-view card, headlined by Amir Khan versus “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera, Saturday, March 14 live from The M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom . . . Click here for more



March 6th, 2009

Exclusive

Campbell to sign with Oscar!

By Flattop

Former unified lightweight champion Nate Campbell is close to signing a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Campbell spoke exclusively to FightNews regarding this matter:

“It’s absolutely true Flattop. We’re close. VERY close. I have to do what’s best for my family and my legacy. People think I’m mad with Don, but I’m really not. It’s just in my best interests to move on. Nobody wants to work with Don anymore, and he can’t get me the kind of fights I need at this point in my career, and Golden Boy can. It’s that simple. Remember, I was already the #1 mandatory to Diaz when we signed with Don in the first place, so it isn’t like he moved me into that spot or anything. Terry made those moves, not Don. And since the Diaz fight, all Don has brought was the Guzman nightmare and the Funeka fight (both mandatories), who’s names would only be recognized by about 15 people in the US combined. It’s not my fault that nobody wants to work with Don, and I cant fight that battle for him. He’s got to deal with that on his own. I had to move on. And Golden Boy is really the perfect fit for me right now. They have the names I want to fight, like Marquez and Hatton, and they can get the TV dates, plus other promoters will work with them, and they really can get things done. My signing bonus will be more than I made the entire time I was with King, you feel me? Richard and Eric can get me the Marquez fight, meanwhile Don is talking about Devon Alexander, who ain’t never fought nobody. Come on brother. Be serious. It ain’t even a debate anymore. Look, this deal with Golden Boy will put me in the fights that can secure the future for my family, and establish my legacy. And honestly, that’s all I’ve ever wanted from this game. So hopefully Terry and Golden Boy can get this thing wrapped up quick, because I’m dying to get back in the gym.”



March 5th, 2009

Announcement

Rodriguez-Alvarez at the scales

Weights by Bill Luppert

From the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Ct.:
Delvin Rodriguez 147 vs. Shamone Alvarez 145 3/4
*For Rodriguez’s USBA welterweight title and IBF #2 ranking
Raymond Serrano 146 1/4 vs.  Jay Krupp-146 3/4
Demetrius Andrade 152 1/4 vs. Tom Joseph-152
Simeon Dunwell 141 1/4 vs. Shakha Moore-141 1/4
Frank Trader 131 1/4 vs. Edwin Rosado-132 1/4
Tyrone Miles 152 3/4 vs. Chris Aucoin-153 1/4
David Williams 200 vs. Josh Harris 196 3/4



March 5th, 2009

UFC

Preview: Gonzaga-Carwin

UFC 96 is live on PPV Mar. 7!

Preview by Brady Crytzer

The heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship is changing in a big way. 2008 had its share of memorable moments, but none may be more significant than Randy Couture’s sensational TKO loss to the behemoth current champion Brock Lesnar. On Saturday, March 7th two massive heavyweights collide to determine the next potential star in the division as former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga squares off with the 6’4, 260-pound Shane Carwin . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Arreloa to face McCline!

Goossen Tutor has called a press conference to announce that WBC Continental Americas/NABF heavyweight beltholder Cristobal “The Nightmare” Arreola will face three-time world title challenger Jameel McCline. The bout is planned for the April 11 card at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas headlined by Arreola’s stablemate Paul Williams against Winky Wright in a middleweight clash.



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Mundine-Geale on 5/27!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (35-3, 23 KOs) will clash with IBO middleweight champion Daniel Geale (20-0, 12 KOs) on May 27. Mundine has been unimpressive in recent middleweight bouts and there are many predicting Geale can upset the former world champion. Australia’s No.1 promoter Bill Treacy, who manages Geale, said “Daniel has looked great in recent sparring sessions against IBO super middleweight champion Sakio Bika and is now ready for Mundine. His trainer Graham Shaw has done a top job in having Daniel performing at his best.” Next week Geale will defend his IBO crown against Canadian Ian MacKillop, who stopped Mundine’s last opponent Shannan Taylor. Mundine’s only losses have been to Sven Ottke, Mikkel Kessler and Many Siaca in world title bouts. Geale is underfeated.



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Kirkland-Julio Presser Quotes!

By David Robinett

Oscar de la Hoya: This is the type of event that fight fans will be talking about for months and years to come…These are compelling fights, top-notch fights and it doesn’t get any better than this.
“Vicious” Victor Ortiz: We’re ready and I know my opponent is ready and we’ll see what happens Saturday night. I can’t really call him [Mike Arnaoutis] an opponent, he’s a champion and I know he’ll be ready.
Joel Julio: I feel good, I’m ready for James Kirkland. Kirkland is a very good fighter, but he hasn’t been tested yet…I am looking forward to March 7 when I plan to knock Kirkland out.
James Kirkland: We trained very well for the fight. I know Joel’s coming prepared but I came to do what I came to do…Me and Julio are going to meet up in the center of that ring and we’re going to see whose chin is better.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero: It’s about time I got out to San Jose to fight and I’d like to thank Golden Boy for putting on the show here. [Commenting on Daud Yordan's "Ghostbusters" shirt] I like that little “Ghostbusters” sign on the back of his shirt, but the last person who came out with a “Ghostbusters” sign was Jason Litzau and I knocked him out in eight rounds.



March 5th, 2009

Preview

Samuels-Valenzuela meet 3/27!

Rising Junior Welterweight Derrick “Super” Samuels (16-4-1, 4 KOs) of Orlando, FL will risk his NABA-US title Friday March 27 at the A La Carte Event Pavilion against fight veteran Roberto Valenzuela. Valenzuela of Sonora, Mexico, has gone to war with many champions and contenders including Jose Luis Castillo, Andre Berto, Cesar Bazan, and Demetrius Hopkins. The Samuels-Valenzuela bout is scheduled for ten rounds. The undercard will be topped by two exciting co-main events. The first will feature an eight round Cruiserweight showdown between Floridians Nicholas Iannuzzi (9-0, 6 KOs) of Tampa and Theo Kruger (9-7-1, 3 KOs) of Port Charlotte. Iannuzzi is making a much anticipated return following his impressive fifth round KO against previously unbeaten Terry Roy last November. The experienced Kruger has only lost once in his last four fights. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Interview

Serrano Ready For Krupp!

By Kurt Wolfheimer

On Friday night at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, highly touted welterweight prospect Raymond Serrano (8-0, 5 KOs) will face his toughest test to date when he trades punches with Jay Krupp (12-1, 5 KOs). The bout will be televised nationally as the co-feature this week on ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights.” The fight card, promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, will feature Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2, 14 KOs) in the main event as he takes on Sharmone Alvarez (20-1, 11 KOs). FightNews had the opportunity to go one on one with Serrano as he approaches quite possibly the biggest fight of his young professional career. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Cuxhaven!

Photo: Arena Box-Promotion

Photo: Arena Box-Promotion

Selcuk Aydin 146.5 vs. Luis Fernando Hernandez ??
(WBC International welterweight championship)
Note: Hernandez is still en route
Konstantin Airich 223.5 vs. Ondrej Pala 242.5
Herbie Hide 200 vs. Sandro Siproshvili 191.5
Tino Groß 198 vs. Ivica Bacurin 200
Venue: Kugelbake Halle in Cuxhaven, Germany
Promoter: Arena Box-Promotion
TV: Eurosport (Europe)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Seroka Makes First Defense!

By Ron Jackson

Jasper Seroka makes the first defence of his South African junior lightweight title when he faces the inexperienced Wandile Mseleku at the Nasrec Indoor Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night. Mseleku from KwaZulu Natal is a comparative novice with a reported record of seven fights and is ranked at number ten in the most recent Boxing SA rankings. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Lacy returns April 10!

Left Hook Promotions, the company founded by former IBF/IBO super middleweight champion and St. Pete native Jeff Lacy is proud to present “Homecoming”, The Return of Jeff “Left Hook” Lacy at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on April 10. Lacy (24-2, 17 KO’s), returns to fight in the bay area for the first time in nearly three years since a capacity crowd witnessed his knockout of Robin Reid at the St. Pete Times Forum in August 2005. “I’ve always wanted to come back and fight in Tampa, but it just wasn’t possible under the circumstances,” said Lacy. “But now that I formed Left Hook Promotions, I have the freedom to fight wherever I choose, and I wanted my first fight back to be right here in Tampa.” (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Weights from Paris

Photo: Pierre Girod

Photo: Pierre Girod

By Christian Chataignier

The weigh-in for tonight’s card at the Cirque d’Hiver in Paris, took place Wednesday afternoon at the Hotel Murano in Paris, with the following results:

In the main event, French middleweight prospect and still undefeated Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam 160.5 will take on Samir Dos Santos Barbosa 159.6 from Brazil in ten rounder. In an all French affair without any title on the line, cruserweights Jean Marc Monrose and Steve Herelius weighed exactly the same weight at 197.3. Two quarter finals of the light middleweight Grand Tournoi will also take place. Jimmy Colas 153 vs Mehdi Nekaies 153.2 and Damien Bertu 153.2 vs Sebastien Spengler 152.



March 5th, 2009

Photo Gallery

Brähmer-Kanfouah public workout!

Photos: Eroll Popova
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Light heavyweight contender Jürgen Brähmer, who has vowed to silence his critics in Saturday’s bout for the vacant European championship against French champion Rachid Kanfouah, thrilled onlookers during a public workout yesterday at the “Altmarkt Galerie” in Dresden. Also on hand to demonstrate their skills were Kanfouah, unified female world champion Alesia Graf, her challenger Magdalena Dahlen, unbeaten light heavy Aleksy Kuziemski and unbeaten brothers Pal und Zsolt Bedak. All will be in action on Saturday night’s “Universum Champions Night” event at the Freiberger Arena.



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

TONIGHT: Through the Ropes!

Guests: James Kirkland, Wayne McCullough

Boxing fans, get ready to climb “Through the Ropes” with the #1 boxing news radio show hosted by award winning boxing writer Marc Lichtenfeld! This week, junior middleweight contender James Kirkland and former bantamweight champion Wayne McCullough. Call or email your questions to ttropes@earthlink.net.
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Through The Ropes airs live coast to coast on Thursday nights from 9:00 – 10:00 ET on 75 affiliates of the Sports Byline USA Broadcast Network, including great radio stations like KSHP 1400 AM in Las Vegas and WNSR 560 AM in Nashville. The one-hour show will also be heard on American Forces Network, Sportsbyline.com and Fightnews.com. Fightnews readers can listen live by clicking tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.



March 5th, 2009

UFC

Grove motivated for UFC 96!

UFC 96 is live on PPV Mar. 7!

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

After a pair of losses, the winner of the second season of the Ultimate Fighter put his career back on track last June with a split decision victory over the late Evan Tanner. After the headlining fight, Grove took the remainder of 2008 off to spend time with his daughter who came into the world in August . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 5th, 2009

Announcement

‘Taylor Made’ ready for war!

'Battle at York 3' set for March 7!

Ready to take the heavyweight division by storm, Central Pennsylvania heavyweight prospect Andres “TAYLOR MADE” Taylor is finalizing preparations for his showdown with the Motor City’s Larry Carter this Saturday night, March 7th, at the Valencia Ballroom as part of the “BATTLE AT YORK 3”, an evening of world class professional presented by Chet Koerner’s TKO BOXING Promotions, headquarters of the popular “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national series. . . . Click here for more



March 5th, 2009

UFC

Countdown to UFC 96!

Tonight at 11 PM on SPIKE TV!

Catch the Countdown to UFC 96, tonight on SPIKE TV   . . . Click here for more

Former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was at his devastating best last December as he settled his score with Wanderlei Silva via a chilling first round knockout. On Saturday, March 7, Jackson will look to move one step closer to regaining his title when he takes on the man who beat both Chuck Liddell and Forrest Griffin, Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine. For the third year in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® is heading back to Columbus, Ohio for UFC 96: JACKSON vs. JARDINE, live from the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Click here to visit the official UFC 96 website!



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Ramirez-Ismailov is official!

By Alexey Sukachev

It has been confirmed today, that Argentinean cruiserweight Victor Emilio Ramirez (14-1, 12 KOs) will take on WBO #12 Ali Ismailov (15-1-1, 10 KOs) for a full WBO title on April 11th at Mar del Plata in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The contract between two parties was officially signed two days ago, ending a lengthy period of preliminary negotiations. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

Julio ready for Kirkland!

Photo: Marcos Perez

Photo: Marcos Perez

By Lee Bates

Recent world title challenger Joel Julio (34-2, 31 KOs) sets out to upset unbeaten world ranked contender James Kirkland (24-0, 21 KOs) this Saturday at the Tank in San Jose,California. A native of Monteria, Colombia, Julio is coming off a decision loss to world champion Sergiy Dzinziruk in his last fight and knows he has a major opportunity in front of him. “This is a huge opportunity for me and I fully expect to be victorious come Saturday night” stated Julio. Fightnews spoke with Julio as he arrived to San Jose from Miami, Florida. Julio spoke about his last fight, his advantage having fought southpaws in the past, and how his big fight experience will be a major factor to his success. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kameda Brothers victorious!

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#1/WBC#3 flyweight Koki Kameda (20-0, 13 KOs), 113, easily finished overmatched and fragile Mexican Dolores Vidal (publicized 21-9, 19 KOs), 111.75, by dropping him three times at 2:09 of the second round in Saitama, Japan, on Wednesday. Vidal was ballyhooed as a WBC#20 ranked contender, but he looked so terrible that he couldn’t show nothing prior to his disappointing defeat. Lately we have never seen such a poor performance of Mexican boxers (well-known by their gallant machismo) fighting here in Japan.
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Daiki Kameda (13-1, 10 KOs), 114.75, also easily dispatched Wandee Singwangcha (57-10-1, 12 KOs), 113.75, at 0:27 of the sixth session. Ex-WBC champ Wandee also seemed to have left his fighting spirit in Thailand only to miserably succumb to Daiki’s body shots. Wandee didn’t look what he used to be. Promoter: Katsumata Promotions.



March 5th, 2009

Boxing News

German Titov Update!

By Alexey Sukachev

It was almost a month and a half ago, when German Titov, 2008 Russian promoter of the year, staged a training camp for his boxers in Los Angeles, California. The purpose of this overseas trip was to prepare Eastern European fighters from Team Titov for upcoming challenges in both USA and Europe as well as to seek possible high-profile match-ups they could eventually take their part in. Now, back to Russia, Titov spoke to Fightnews about the noise which had been created in Californian gyms by his protégées and the future outcome of the camp. (more…)



March 5th, 2009

Boxing Result

Gerula defeats Raika!

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#6/WBC#15 female Canadian Olivia Gerula (10-10-2, 3 KOs), 130/75, made a good display of her shifty footwork and accurate shots to win an upset split but well-received decision (78-76, 78-77 and 76-77) over WBC#4/WBA#7 light Fujin Raika (18-5-1, 6 KOs), 132.5, over eight two-minute rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. Gerula, formerly a kick-boxer, landed light but accurate punches from Hamed-like angles, busily moving side-to-side, to and fro, all the way. Olivia, four years her junior at 29, outspeeded and outclassed the hard-hitting but slower Raika, one of the most famous women boxers, despite her continual nose-bleeding caused by an accidental butt in the fourth. Promoter: Tokashiki Promotions.



March 5th, 2009




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