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Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

Giant WBO 2014 Convention Day Three Report

By David Finger Photos: Joel A. Colon/WBO The third and final day of the 27th annual WBO Convention kicked off yesterday morning, and as ...

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By Craig Wick Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME The luxurious "W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel" was the scene Thursday afternoon for the final press conference ahead of ...

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O’Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

O'Connor punishes Farmer; Bogere destroys Garcia

Photos: Emily Harney In the main event, welterweight Danny O'Connor (24-2, 8 KOs) scored a TKO over Andrew Farmer (18-3, 8 KOs) ...

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Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn’t respect me, then I don’t respect him

Sergey Kovalev: If my opponent doesn't respect me, then I don't respect him

Photos: Denis Bancroft / Main Events Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev opened up his camp to the media today in preparation for his Nov. 8 ...

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Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Valdez, Ramirez, Abregu update

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank Two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated featherweight knockout artist Oscar Valdez (13-0, 11 KOs), of Nogales, Mexico ...

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Boxing News

Q&A: Liu Gang!

Photo: Zovi Boxing Team

Photo: Zovi Boxing Team

By Robert Coster

Last month in Tokyo, flyweight Xiong Zhao Zhong made history by becoming the first Chinese boxer to fight for a pro world title, losing a hair thin decision to WBC champion Daisuke Naito. Xiong is a member of the stable of Zovi Boxing Team, a pioneer of pro boxing in China. “Xiong come so close to winning and, if he had, it would have been momentous, but there will be other opportunities,” says Zovi President and founder Liu Gang, himself a former boxer who represented China at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. For many observers, Xiong’s performance was proof of that pro boxing is making slow but steady inroads in the giant Asian nation. To shed light on the matter, Fightnews reached Liu to discuss the state of the game in mainland China and what is needed to insure its continuing progress and growth. (more…)



June 8th, 2009



Boxing News

Contender winner is ready!

Photo: Durell R. Wambolt/FightNews Canada

Photo: Durell R. Wambolt/FightNews Canada

Two-time Canadian Olympian and winner of Season 4 of The Contender reality series Troy Ross (L) spars with Felix Cora (R). Ironically Ross (21-1, 15 KOs) TKO’d Cora to advance to the semi-final bracket of The Contender. Ross is training for a June 19th bout with Michael Simms (20-10, 13 KOs) which will be the chief support for the WBC light heavyweight title contest between champion Adrian Diaconu and Jean Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. The card is promoted by Eric Lucas of Interbox plus Yvon Michel of GYM Promotions and will be telecast live in the United States by the VERSUS Network.



June 8th, 2009


Boxing News

Not a walk in the park!

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

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WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto did his roadwork in Central Park during the early morning hours today in advance of his world welterweight championship fight against Joshua Clottey on Saturday at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes the HBO televised event.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Calderon wants to unify!

By Dennis Principe

WBO light flyweight champion Ivan Calderon of Puerto Rico plans to unify the 108lb division and he is eyeing to achieve the feat within the year. Calderon was the main guest of Monday morning’s Philippine radio show “Sports Chat” hosted by this writer. In the interview Calderon said he would seek a unification match with IBF champion Brian Viloria a few months from now. At the same time Calderon assures he is not looking past his upcoming Filipino foe Rodel Mayol, a two time world title challenger. Calderon will defend his crown this Saturday at the famed Madison Square Garden in a bout that will serve as an undercard for the 12-round welterweight title bout between Miguel Cotto and Joshua Clottey. Watch the interview here.



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

EBU honors Team Sauerland!

The European Boxing Union (EBU) has honored Team Sauerland as “Promoter of the Year”, it was announced during last weekend´s General Meeting held in Alghero (Sicily, Italy). Sports director Hagen Doering received the award from president Bob Logist. “We feel honored and are very proud,” Doering said. “The award confirms the very high level of our shows.” Team Sauerland currently boasts two European champions – Marco “Captain” Huck (cruiserweight) and Karo Murat (super-middleweight).



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Holmes, Vinson win in returns!

By Joe Gradowski and Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

Former two-time WBC Middleweight champion Keith Holmes of DC returned to action with an eight-round unanimous decision victory over Willis “The Prophet” Lockett of Takoma Park, MD Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC. In the co-feature, DC super bantamweight Clarence “Untouchable” Vinson looked surprisingly sharp after an almost two-year layoff by defeating Jacksonville, FL’s Robert “Don’t Lose” DaLuz of Jacksonville, FL by an eight-round majority decision. (more…)



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Brown defeats Faber again

Full report & gallery from WEC 40

wec41_10_brown_vs_faber_014Report by Brady Crytzer
Photos courtesy of Joshua Hedges, UFC 

In front of a nearly sold out Arco Arena in Sacramento, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown successfully defended his title in a highly anticipated rematch with “The California Kid” Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. 

In a sport where nothing is guaranteed and anything can happen, Sunday night’s WEC featherweight title bout was fraught with pre-fight comparisons.

Exactly one year ago, World Extreme Cagefighting hosted its largest event ever when the then reigning 145 lb. champion Urijah Faber defended his crown against MMA pioneer Jens “Lil’ Evil” Pulver.

It was billed as the biggest fight in featherweight history . . . Click here for more



June 8th, 2009

Announcement

‘Steel Valley Rumble’ set!

World class professional boxing returns to the Youngstown, Ohio area as Chet Koerner’s TKO Boxing Promotions, curators of the nationally acclaimed “Hometown Heroes to World Champions” series, presents the “Steel Valley Rumble” on Saturday, June 27th at the Memorial Field House in Campbell, Ohio . .  . Click here for more



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Franklin in precarious spot

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

cozzone-franklin-silva0020Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

The world of mixed martial arts is starting to become more and more like the world of popular culture every day. One minute, a fighter is basking in the glow of stardom, the next, the light are off, and fans and the media act as though the light was never on in the first place.

Rich Franklin finds himself in this precarious position . . . Click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Jürgen Brähmer speaks!

Photos: Marianne Müller

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European light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer has commented on his 83 second annihilation of mandatory challenger Antonio Brancalion on Saturday night in Oberhausen, Germany. “I was pretty confident that I would clearly win this fight,” said Universum’s ‘Hundred Year Talent,’ who is again ranked at #1 by the WBA. “I had my best preparation. I immediately saw the opening with the first punch. We’ll see what comes now. Naturally I would have been happy to box a little longer, but that’s how it is sometimes.” (more…)



June 8th, 2009

Boxing News

Sylvester vs Simon for IBF #2!

By Flattop

#5 IBF Sebastian Sylvester and #10 IBF Lajuan Simon will battle for the vacant #2 IBF middleweight position June 27th in Germany. Both fighters have previously fought for world championships. Sebastian lost a hard fought decision to WBA champion Felix Sturm in November 2008 but he came back in February to knockout Italian contender Gaetano Nespro in the 7th round to capture the vacant IBF International middleweight title and Simon lost a decision to IBF middleweight champion Arthur Abraham in March. The Sylvester-Simon eliminator is the chief support for the IBF middleweight title contest between champion Arthur Abraham and contender Mahir Oral at the Max Schmeling Hall in Berlin, Germany. The June 27th card is promoted by Sauerland Event.



June 8th, 2009

Full Report

Full Report: Wolak-Barrett!

By Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside
Photos: Marty Rosengarten/RingsidePhotos.com

Junior middleweight contender Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (24-1, 17KO’s) showed some new weapons in his arsenal as he boxed and slugged his way to a convincing one sided ten round unanimous decision victory over former contender series fighter Vinroy Barrett (22-8, 11KO’s) before a raucous crowd at the Capitol One Bank Theater in Westbury, New York. The nine bout card promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Joey Winters, had a little bit of everything, upsets, knockouts and close decisions as local and international fighters were put to the test. (More)



June 8th, 2009

Announcement

Sadness for Guzman

By Lee Bates

Jose Nunez, the manager of former two time world champion Joan Guzman, informed Fightnews that Guzman’s mother, Juana Amaro, passed away late Friday night of a cancerous brain tumor. Per Nunez, Guzman was informed of his mother’s condition during the training camp for his bout against Nate Campbell and was struggling with the thought of losing her. He was currently training in New York but has since departed to his native Dominican Republic , where his mother will be buried. Fightnews sends out its condolences to the Guzman family.



June 8th, 2009

UFC

Brown defeats Faber again

Results by Brady Crytzer

In front of a nearly sold out Arco Arena in Sacramento, WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown successfully defended his title in a highly anticipated rematch with “The California Kid” Urijah Faber via unanimous decision. Though the fight was highly competitive, Brown controlled all five rounds with explosive takedowns and heavy punches. Following the second round, Faber complained of a broken right hand and his punch output decreased substantially. Faber was reduced to throwing elbows exclusively and Brown easily outpointed him. Judges’ scorecards read 49-46 twice and 48-47. (more…)



June 8th, 2009

Boxing Result

Matthysee upset! Lopez wins!

By Lee Bates

Promoter Mario Margossian delivered a solid fight card last night at the Gimnasio Municipal Nº 1 in Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. In an upset former world title challenger Walter Matthysse (26-5, 25 KOs) was shockingly knocked out in the fifth round by journeyman Oscar Veliz (26-15-2, 5 KOs). Matthysse who began his career at (25-0) has now lost four fights in row and five of his last six since his fight with Paul Williams. All losses suffered by Matthysse have been by knockout. Also Claudia Lopez (13-4, 3 KOs) defeated Betina Garina (10-6-2, 2 KOs) by sixth round TKO to win the vacant WBA woman’s featherweight title. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Tucker Still Undefeated!

By: Gary “Digital” Williams

Eldersburg, MD: light heavyweight Mark “TNT” Tucker (10-0, 7 KOs) remained undefeated with an eight round unanimous decision over veteran Andre Hemphill (7-11-2, 4 KOs) of Philadelphia, PA in the main event at the Shipley Arena in Westminster, MD. Tucker used a strong jab throughout the contest to offset the offense of the shorter Hemphill. The visiting boxer managed to tag Tucker a few times but Tucker was able to use his height to help gain his victory. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Gwayana retains SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Mfundo Gwayana retained his South African junior flyweight title against Sizwe Sinyabi with a 12 round draw on Sunday afternoon at the Orient Theatre in East London. This fight was presented by Mzi Mnguni of Eyethu Promotions. In a poor fight where there was more holding and wrestling than boxing the 26-year-old Gwayana (48.90kg) was possibly a shade fortunate to retain his title as Sinyabi (48.90kg) came on strong in the final rounds and scored a knockdown in round twelve. However, in a fight where some of the rounds were difficult to score because of the pushing and holding by both fighters one cannot really fault the judges. Judge Mbini scored 115-113 for Gwayana and judge Vabaza saw it 114-113 for Sinyabi, whilst judge Matika had it 114-114. The champion who was cut over the left eye in the sixth round appeared stronger in the earlier rounds and possibly the challenger left it too late even though he had Gwayana down with a big left hook in the 12th round who was forced to take a count from referee Lulama Mtya. Gwayana takes his record to 18-8-2; 9 and Gwayana goes to 10-3-1; 5.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Kennedy tops Gonzalez in AC!

By Rick Scharmberg at ringside

Teon “The Technician” Kennedy, of Philadelphia, PA won an eight round unanimous decision over Reading, PA’s Lucian Gonzalez in the super bantamweight main event last night at jam-packed Bally’s in Atlantic City, NJ. In a scorcher, Patrick “The Machine” Majewski, of Somers Point, NJ won a battle of unbeaten prospects, taking a unanimous decision over Philadelphia’s Latif Mundy in the eight-round middleweight co-feature. The seven-bout card was promoted by Peltz Boxing. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Full Report

Zamora resumes rise at Sky City

img_43Ringside by Chris Cozzone & Trevor Trujillo

With a baker’s dozen straight victories in four-and-a-half years, Joaquin Zamora battered and beat his latest entrée, Joshua Renteria, in ten heats last night at Sky City Casino in Acoma, N.M.

The game Tucson foe, on the receiving end for most of the fight, came undone halfway through the tenth and final round when the Luna-born former contender unleashed a furious, final assault that had Referee Rocky Burke halting the action.

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June 7th, 2009

UFC

Hartt attack!

UFC 99 is LIVE on PPV June 13!

cozzone_gym_mma0113Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

He may joke a lot, take chances with weight loss and spend too much time on the Internet watching YouTube, but when it comes to throwing down in the cage, Dale Hartt is about as serious as . . . well, a Hartt attack.

The born-and-bred Bangor banger, 6-1, slated to fight June 13 at UFC 99 against the rugged German Dennis Siver, 13-6, has recently joined up with the Greg Jackson camp in Albuquerque, N.M . . . click here for more

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® brings the world’s premier combat sport to Germany for the first time, and in the main event of UFC® 99, two of the game’s most revered superstars will battle it out, as former UFC® middleweight champion Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin squares off against former PRIDE® champion Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva in a true fight fan’s dream match. Click here for more info



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Valdez, Marquez KO foes!

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Photo: Zanfer Promotions

Bantamweight contender Alejandro Valdez (21-3-2, 15 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over Genaro Camargo (24-7, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Explanada Tecate in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico. It was Valdez’ first fight since a second-round TKO loss against WBC champion Hozumi Hasegawa last October in Tokyo, Japan. Also flyweight star Hernán “Tyson” Márquez (23-0, 18 KOs) continued to terrorize the division as he demolished Carlos “Polllito” Bañuelos (14-2, 9 KOs) in just 2:40 of round one.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mayan Challenge at Xcaret!

By Boxing Bob Newman at ringside

Along with two hundred delegates from the NABF convention, the five thousand partisan fans on hand for The Mayan Challenge At Xcaret outside of Cancun, Mexico were not disappointed on this sweltering Saturday night. With NABF title fights, several domestic bouts on hand, returning former champs and international battles pitting Mexicans against Brazilians and Filipinos, the paying crowd got their money’s worth, as well as viewers who watched the live telecast on Televisa, the biggest network in Mexico. In the main event, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez scored a ninth round KO over Brazilian Jefferson “Holyfield” Goncalo in an NABF Welterweight title defense, former WBC light fly champ Omar Niño Romero topped Juanito Rubillar in a WBC eliminator and NABF Fly champ Wilberth Uicab won a ten-rounder over B. J. Dolorosa. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Matsuda, Nakagawa keep belts!

By Joe Koizumi

It was a turbulent night for defending champs in a national title twinbill. They barely kept the Japanese national belts, but had a really tough time coping with game and desperate challengers. WBC#14 Naoki Matsuda (30-8-4-1NC, 13 KOs), 125.75, hit the canvas with a countering right of JBC#5 Noriyuki Ueno (10-9-4, 3 KOs), 125.5, in the second, fought back hard and finally halted the badly nose-bleeding foe at 2:08 of the tenth and final session. Matsuda, a slow-starter making his second defense, warmed up his engine late from the fourth, utilizing stinging lefts that continually bloodied Ueno’s nose until the abrupt stoppage. With only 52 seconds remaining, though Ueno still showed his fighting spirit, referee Uratani called a halt to the gory challenger. The official tallies after the ninth showed a split verdict (87-85 twice for Matsuda and 86-84 for Ueno), the stoppage looked a little premature to some ringsiders.
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Japanese welter champ Daisuke Nakagawa (14-2-1, 10 KOs), 146.5, a tall and lanky jabber making his initial defense, very barely kept his national throne with a come-from-behind stoppage of fast and tricky footworker Koshinmaru Saito (11-3-1, 6 KOs), 147, at 2:36 of the seventh in a scheduled ten. Saito, handled by ex-world 154-pound champ Koichi Wajima (who used to be more tricky and unorthodox than Saito), made good use of his excellent foot speed and quick overhand rights, sweeping almost all rounds before the trick happened (60-55 twice and 59-56 for him). Nakagawa, in round seven, furiously turned loose with a non-stop attack that hurt the fading footworker and downed him on the knee, when referee Martin abruptly halted the proceedings. (more…)



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Zamora TKOs Renteria

Ringside by Chris Cozzone

Dropping his foe in the second and finishing him at 1:32 of the tenth and final round, jr. middleweight Joaquin Zamora (18-2-1, 12 KOs) won by TKO over Tucson’s Joshua Renteria (15-3, 9 KOs), tonight at the Sky City Casino in Acoma, N.M., on the “Unstoppable card promoted by Romero Promotions. In the co-main, Mexican featherweight Salvador Sanchez (12-3-2, 6 KOs) weathered an early round knockdown to dominate Juarez’s Salvador Zamora (3-2, 2 KOs) through six rounds, winning with scores of 59-56 x 3. On the undercard: Unbeaten Albuquerque bantam David Proa (6-0, 6 KOs) kept his record clean with a second round kayo over debuter Sergio Savadrar (0-1), of Tucson. The end came at 1:12 of the second, after three knockdowns. At super bantamweight, Tucson’s Isaac Hidalgo (4-4, 1 KO) scored a local upset by shutting out James Piar (3-1, 2 KOs), of Albuquerque, scores of 40-36 x 3. At jr. middle, Carlos “El Gallo” Sanchez (3-0), of Albuquerque, scored a big, local upset with a four-round unanimous decision over amateur standout Arturo “Toro” Crespin (2-1, 1 KO), of Las Vegas. Scores were 39-37 x 3. In the opening bout, featherweight Randy “Savage” Arrellin (1-1), of Albuquerque, got back on track with a decision win over tough Carlos Luque (0-3), of Tucson, Ariz. Scores were 40-35 x 2 and 39-36.



June 7th, 2009

Scale Watch

WEC: Brown vs. Faber II

TONIGHT LIVE ON VERSUS 9pm ET/6pm PT

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Arguably the biggest fight in the history of the World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Mike Brown (21-4) defends his featherweight crown against former champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber (22-2) tonight (Sunday) at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA. The contest is one of the most important rematches to ever take place in MMA, comes after Brown took the title from Faber seven months ago. Then considered to be a mega upset, the unheralded Brown stunned Faber with a first round knockout victory in November 2008. Brown has established himself as a powerhouse since capturing the crown, submitting hardcore veteran Leonard Garcia in his first title defense in March. Determined to get his championship back, Sacramento’s Faber scored a convincing submission victory over former champion Jens Pulver in January. Brown vs. Faber II airs live on VERSUS beginning at 9pm ET / 6pm PT.
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Below are the official weigh-in results for Sunday’s WEC card:
Mike Brown 143.5 vs Urijah Faber 143.5
(WEC Featherweight Title)
Cub Swanson 144 vs Jose Aldo 144.5
James Krause 155 vs Donald Cerrone 155
Josh Grispi 145.5 vs Jens Pulver 144
John Franchi 145.5 vs Manny Gamburyan 144
Kyle Dietz 134 vs Rafael Rebello 134.5
Anthony Pettis 156 vs Mike Campbell 155
Antonio Banuelos 135.5 vs Scott Jorgensen 134
Noah Thomas 134.5 vs Frank Gomez 136*
Seth Dikun 136 vs Rolando Perez 135.5
*Gomez made weight on his second attempt after initially weighing 137.5 pounds.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing Result

Foreman wins pro debut!

By Damien St. Pierre at ringside

George Foreman III (a.k.a Monk) scored a first round KO over Clyde Weaver (0-2) in his professional debut on Saturday night at the Coushatta Casino in Kinder, Louisiana. It was a barrage of shots that sent Weaver down and out at 1:16. Foreman III weighed 237 lbs. and is trainer by his famous father, former heavyweight champion George Foreman.



June 7th, 2009

Boxing News

Brähmer-Brancalion video!

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It took Universum light heavyweight hope Jürgen Brähmer only 83 seconds to secure himself a world title shot later this year on Saturday night at the König-Pilsener-Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The 30-years-old KO Artist from Schwerin powerfully stopped mandatory challenger Antonio Brancalion in the very first round. More than 3000 fans witnessed the first inside the distance loss for Brancalion and a huge statement by Brähmer.



June 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Cotto thrills thousands in Bronx!

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

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WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto held a public workout today in a neighborhood in the Bronx, where thousands of fans showed up to see him. Cotto wraps up the final week of training for his upcoming world welterweight championship fight against warrior Joshua Clottey on Saturday, June 13 at Madison Square Garden. Top Rank promotes this HBO televised event.



June 6th, 2009

Boxing Result

Brähmer destroys Brancalion!

#5 Boytsov KOs #2 Bidenko

By Karl Freitag and Alexey Sukachev
Photos: Marianne Müller

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European light heavyweight champion Jürgen Brähmer (33-2, 27 KOs) needed just 83 seconds to annihilate mandatory challenger Antonio Brancalion (32-7-2, 8 KOs) on Saturday night at the König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen. Brähmer, who is again rated WBA #1 contender, dropped Brancalion in the first few seconds and four times total in round one before the fight was waved off by referee Terry O’Connor. Brancalion entered at #11 in the WBA rankings. Euro king Brähmer is taking aim at a return match with WBA world champion Hugo Garay.
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In a emotionally charged clash of heavyweight contenders who are also stablemates, Universum fighter WBA #5 Denis Boytsov (25-0, 20 KOs) impressively TKO’d WBA #2 ranked stablemate Taras Bidenko (26-3, 12 KOs) of Spotlight Boxing in round six. After a slow first round, the heavy hands of Boystov began to take their toll. The bout finally ended in round six after a brutal assault by Boystov put Bidenko on the deck. Time was 2:00. Boystov retained his WBA Intercontinental title and added the WBO Europa title.
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Unbeaten heavyweight Manuel Charr (12-0, 6 KOs) scored a third round TKO over Ramon Hayes (15-27-1, 10 KOs).
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Lightweight Vitali Tajbert (18-1, 6 KOs) returned to action after his loss to Euro champ Sergey Gulyakevich to outpoint Rudy Encarnacion (18-15-2, 8 KOs).
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Unbeaten light heavyweight Igor Michalkin (10-0, 7 KOs) outpointed Karim Bennama (17-12-1, 4 KOs) over eight rounds.



June 6th, 2009

Announcement

N.M. boxing history seminar

The Office of the State Historian in New Mexico will be hosting a presentation given by Fightnews writer & photographer Chris Cozzone on the topic of the History of New Mexico Boxing, Monday, June 8, at 3 p.m. The seminar is free to the public and will take place in Albuquerque at UNM’s Center of Southwest Research (Willard Room) at Zimmerman Library. Cozzone will give an overview of the 140-year legacy of boxing in New Mexico, touching on such subjects as bareknuckle fights, early bouts in the Wild West, illegal boxing before statehood, the 1912 World Heavyweight Championship held in Las Vegas and the dozens of top fighters through 14 decades who paved the way for Danny Romero, Johnny Tapia and Holly Holm.



June 6th, 2009

Boxing Result

Orozco beats Soria!

By Felipe Leon at ringside, Photos: Paul Gallegos

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A near capacity crowd invaded the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in San Diego, CA, to witness a “Night of Prospects” presented by Bobby D. Presents in association with Jorge Marron Productions on Thursday night. The six bout fight card showcased a series of local San Diego up and comers, with the majority of them making their pro debut. In the main event, jr. welterweight Antonio Orozco stopped Antonio Soria in round round three. (more…)



June 6th, 2009

Boxing Result

Decarie, Demers victorious!

By Dave Spencer at ringside

For the second time in twenty-four hours, a Montreal fighter retained his North American belt against a South American fighter. Antonin Decarie (22-0 6KO) dominated former 2000 Olympian Victor Hugo Castro (29-6 12KO) on his way to a 120-108 decision on all three scorecards, retaining his NABO welterweight belt, much the same way super-lightweight Jo Jo Dan did the night before against another Argentine, Walter Sergio Gomez by identical scores. It was the third defense for Decarie who won the vacant belt thirteen months ago. Decarie, ranked #2 by the WBO, dominated his smaller opponent who was fighting at welterweight for the first time, constantly going to the body and breaking down his opponent. Decarie was warned for a low blow in the 5th as shot off the hip put Castro to his knees. No knockdown was called but Decarie didn’t hesitate in going right back to the body of his opponent. Castro showed a good beard as he was the recipient of many Decarie right hands as he lay on the ropes for much of the bout.

Alfredo Contreras (10-5-1 4KO) served his head up on a platter to the right hand of the #7 IBF ranked middleweight Sebastien Demers (28-2 10KO) who was more than happy to oblige and hammer away for the duration of one sided 80-72 (x3) decision for the Canadian champion. Contreras just lay on the ropes, smiled and asked for more and Demers delivered for the duration as if he was in a cage taking batting practice. Demers managed to up the pressure in both the 7th and 8th round as he worked his uppercut into the equation and managed to go to the body with combinations. Contreras offered up a sturdy chin and not much more as he lost all four fights he has travelled outside his native Mexico for. (more…)



June 6th, 2009

Boxing Result

Chonlatarn, Sirimongkol triumph!

By Damrong Simakajornboon
Photos: Komthai Sarorground

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WBC#4 feather Chonlatarn Or Piriyapinyo (30-0,16 KOs) successfully retained his ABCO 126lb title as he stopped Filipino Jonel Alivio (reportedly 9-9-1,4 KOs) on Friday at the ground stadium of Sawangdaendin in Sakhonnakorn, Thailand. Both fighters impressed the crowd when they wildly exchanged punches during most of the action. The winner was the local champion as he effectively launched his bodyshots which little by little weakened his challenger and finally, he displayed one-side attack and then dropped the Filipino for a full ten count at 2:34 of round eleven. Chonlatarn, 24-year-old orthodox, kept his WBC Asian Boxing Council (ABCO) featherweight title for the twentieth time. In other action, Wanchana Sithniwat, survived from an almost knockdown in round two, stopped Singthong Sor Singyu in round three. Nicole Paradorngym outpointed Komsan Jamaika in a six round non-title bout. This event was promoted by Onesongchai Boxing Promotion.
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On the same day at Rimping Riverside Ground in Kampaengpetch, Thailand, WBC/WBA#11 superlight Sirimongkol Singwancha (61-2,34 KOs) easily stopped a Kenyan fighter whose name reported as “Mohammed” in round two in a ten-round non-title bout. Sirimongkol, two-time WBC champion, is now seeking for a world 140lb title shot to become the first Thai fighter who win the world titles in three divisions. In other action, 3-time Thailand amateur champion Kanittha Tungsongtaksin captured the vacant ABCO female flyweight title as she outpointed Namfon Sor Talerngsak in a eight round bout. Iranian Bezan won a unanimous decision over Australian Harley to defend his World Professional Muaythai Federation 147lb title. This event was promoted by Wongsaroj Media Promotion.



June 6th, 2009

Boxing Result

Mashego regains SA title!

By Ron Jackson

Tshepo Mashego regained the SA junior middleweight title when he beat Vincent Vuma on a split decision at the Sasol Recreation Centre in eMbalenhle, Secunda on Friday night. Mashego who finished strongly in the last two rounds and had the champion on rubbery legs deserved a unanimous decision. However, judge Sazi Xamlashe was off the mark with a card of 116-115 for Vuma. Jaap van Nieuwenhuizen scored it 115-113 and judge Thabo Spampool handed in a 116-112 card. (more…)



June 6th, 2009

Boxing News

Dawson invades USA!

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

World rated Australian jr middleweight Daniel Dawson (34-1, 24 KOs) will clash with Delray Raines (15-5, 10 KOs) at the Laredo Entertainment Centre, Laredo, Texas on June 19. WBA #5, IBF #11 Dawson is now based in Los Angeles under the guidance of Freddie Roach’s former right hand man – Justin Fortune. He scored his best win in 2007 when he scored a knockout in round one over former world amateur champion Anton Solopov (who holds a win over Miguel Cotto). Also in 2007, Dawson suffered his only loss when he dropped a twelve round decision in IBO middleweight title bout to Daniel Geale. (Anthony Mundine was awarded a disputed twelve round split decision over IBF#6 Geale last on May 27.) Raines has been in the ring with several world class 154 pounders including Aaron Mitchell and Tarvis Simms whom he dropped decisions to in 2008. Raines stopped Albert Martin in three rounds in his only bout for 2009. Dawson is chasing a shot at the IBF title held by Cory Spinks or a WBA title opportunity held by Daniel Santos.



June 6th, 2009




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