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Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Titere Vazquez outpoints Bone over ten

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Former IBF lightweight champion Miguel "Titere" Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs), now fighting at 144lbs., scored a ten round ...

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Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

Villasana shocks WBC #4 Saguilan

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photos: Pepe Rodríguez In an upset, local lightweight Marcos Villasana Jr. (19-6, 11 KOs) surprised WBC #4 rated Nery "Pantera" ...

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Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Verdejo thrills fans at Bronx Cultural Festival

Photos: Peter Amador/Top Rank Undefeated WBO #2 rated lightweight contender Felix "El Diamante" Verdejo took a day away from his Puerto Rico-based training ...

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Mosley and Avanesyan make weight

Mosley and Avanesyan make weight

Photo: Marcelino Miguel Castillo Gonzalez WBA interim welterweight champion David "Ava" Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) and multi-division former world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley ...

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Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

Ex-WBO Champ Tanaka, Patilano to collide today

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Former WBO 105-pound champ, unbeaten enfant terrible who won the world belt in his fifth pro bout, ...

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Boxing Result

Ujiie upsets unbeaten Ebisu

By Joe Koizumi

Tournaments have become so popular everywhere in the world, as that might be a sort of remedy to get back people’s interests in Sweet Science. We, in Japan, witnessed finals of tourneys among rated contenders to decide mandatory challengers against national champs for the forthcoming Carnival of Champions on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.

Middleweight: Veteran Fukutaro Ujiie (16-7-1, 11 KOs), 159.5, decked an upset KO victory over previously unbeaten hot prospect Tomohiro Ebisu (7-1, 7 KOs), 159.75, at 2:59 of the fourth session in a scheduled eight. KO artist Ebisu made a good start, but as the seasoned campaigner Ujiie started his retaliation in the fourth, the younger prospect visibly slowed down with his continual body attack only to hit the deck twice for the count. (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Klitschko-Peter presser

Photos: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov

Wladimir Klitschko (57-3, 48 KOs) and Samuel Peter (34-3, 27 KOs) participated today in a press conference. IBF, IBO and WBO and The Ring Magazine Champion Klitschko and former WBC Champion Peter will face off next Saturday at Commerzbank-Arena in Frankfurt, Germany. In the U.S., the fight will be shown on ESPN. Tickets, starting at € 24, can be purchased online at www.eventim.de or by phone +49-1805-57 00 70.

“Peter is very fast, powerful and a great puncher. I love to be challenged and I am very much motivated for this fight. Each round I will try to knock Peter out” said Klitschko.

Peter, who celebrates his 30th birthday today: “I am happy to be in Germany in again. It will be an excellent, classy fight.”
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September 6th, 2010


Boxing Result

Simon stops Abdurakhmanov

Reigning IBF middleweight intercontinental champion Benjamin Simon (19-1) convincingly beat Magomed Abdurakhmanov (15-5) from Russia in the co-feature on Saturday night’s Sturm-Lorenzo card in Cologne, Germany. In the second round heavy-handed “Iron Ben” Simon sent his opponent to the canvas for the first time with a nice combination. After two more knockdowns in the fourth, referee Arno Pokrandt stopped the one-sided fight to save the durable Abdurakhmanov from further punishment. Abdurakhmanov was a last minute replacement for Colombian Juan Camilo Novoa who couldn’t travel to Germany because of passport / visa problems. (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Feature Story

Pacquiao-Margarito hits Dallas

Story by Jeff Zimmerman
Photography by John Escobar

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (51-3-2 38 KOs) and Antonio “Tijuana Tornado” Margarito (38-6 27 K’s) met for the final stop of their three city tour promoting their upcoming showdown on Saturday, November 13th at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the vacant WBC light middleweight title.

This time around, however, Pacquiao wasn’t the only star in Texas as he shared the spotlight with Margarito, a star in his own right, although of late he has been anything but that. The use of illegal hand wraps in his last major fight against Sugar Shane Mosley has tarnished his reputation, which, at one time, made him one of the most feared fighters in the sport . . .  Click here for more



September 6th, 2010


Full Report

Mosley is ready for Mora!

Story by Igor Frank
Photos by “Big” Joe Miranda

Sugar Shane Mosley hosted a media workout this past Wednesday in Hollywood, California at the Justine Fortune Boxing Gym to promote his September 18th showdown with Sergio “Latin Snake” Mora.

The Mosley vs. Mora encounter is the main event of the huge Golden Boy Promotion pay-per-view event dubbed “200: Celebrate and Dominate” which will be hosted at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles . . . Click here for more



September 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Ticket Alert: Abraham-Froch

Tickets for the hotly-anticipated Super Six World Boxing Classic showdown between King Arthur Abraham and Carl “The Cobra” Froch, who will battle it out at the famous Chapiteau de Fontvieille in Monaco on October 2, are on sale. They can be purchased at www.ticketcorner.ch. “It is all or nothing now,” King Arthur said. “The stakes have never been higher. Carl Froch is a great fighter and I have a lot of respect for him. But I will be fighting for my life and I will leave the ring as the winner.” (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Feature Story

Sturm-Lorenzo Wrapup

Felix plans to return in December

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer at ringside

Felix Sturm is back! The WBA middleweight champion returned to the ring on Saturday night for the first time in 14 months to defend his belt against hard-hitting challenger Giovanni Lorenzo in front of 18,712 fans at the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany. It was Sturm’s first bout after leaving his former promoter Universum and founding his own promotional company – Sturm Box-Promotion – earlier this year. There was a lot at stake and enormous pressure on Sturm before entering the ring in Cologne. “I was more nervous than usual,” the 31-year-old fighter admitted. Nevertheless, Sturm needed only two rounds to get back into his boxing rhythm and outbox his game challenger. (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Full Report

Jackiewicz vows to fight on

By Przemek Garczarczyk/Ringpolska
Photo: Wojtek Urbanek/Ringpolska

“I’m extremely disappointed with my performance today,” said Polish welterweight contender Rafal Jackiewicz (36-9-1, 18 KOs) after his majority decision loss to IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (30-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportpark Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Jackiewicz, only fighter who has ever defeated Zaveck (in 2008), continued “Everything was great before I stepped into ring. Three months of great training camp, perfect conditioning, perfect sparring sessions and I thought best fight disposition in my life. Those 12,000 plus fans cheering for Jan did not influence the way I was boxing. I just didn’t do what we worked on all those tough, hard months with my training staff. (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Feature Story

Martin returns Friday in SD

By Felipe Leon

Spanish language network Telefutura returns to America’s Finest City, San Diego, CA, with their weekly “Solo Boxeo Tecate” series on Friday night when Don Chargin Promotions and Jorge Marron Productions in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Bobby D. Presents feature undefeated super bantamweight California State champion Christopher Martin (19-0-2, 5KOs) as he takes on hard hitting veteran Jose Luis “Tapitas” Araiza (29-2, 20KOs) in the eight round main event. The seven-bout fight card will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel located in Kearny Mesa, a mid-town suburb of San Diego.

San Diego will be welcoming home Martin after his spectacular performance on Showtime’s ShoBox:The Next Generation a month ago where he caused a minor upset in clearly defeating up-and-coming prospect Chris Avalos despite the split decision that was announced. (more…)



September 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Vanes Martirosyan opens gym

Undefeated Armenian junior middleweight prospect Vanes Martirosyan has purchased Main Event Sports Club. The boxing and MMA club is located in Martirosyan’s hometown of Glendale, California. “I have always wanted to have my own gym. This gym was available and the price was right so we bought it,” Martirosyan said. “We want to help build future champions in boxing and MMA.” Anyone interested in training at the club is encouraged to stop by 747 Salem St in Glendale, California or call 8184214786. Classes start Monday.



September 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Gamboa hits Vegas

Photos by Chris Cozzone/Top Rank

WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa of Miami arrives in Las Vegas Sunday night for his upcoming world title fight against IBF featherweight champion Orlando Salido on Top Rank’s ‘Battle of the Champions’, Sept. 11 at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas. Top Rank is promoting in association with Arena Box and Zanfer Promotions. Gamboa vs. Salido will be televised on HBO. Click here for more photos…



September 6th, 2010

Boxing News

Mexico City pre weigh-in

Video: Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

The Saturday agenda for Edgar Sosa, Willie Limond, Ana María Torres, Daniel Estrada, Reyes Sanchez and Ramon Ayala was basically the formality of weighing in seven days before their fights on September 11 at the Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City. Many photos and autographs for the crowd gathered at the esplanade of the Palacio de Bellas Artes, where the bus arrived from Paseo de la Reforma for the official pre weighing with organizers, fighters and press on board.

Ana Maria Torres 52 500 KG
Edgar Sosa 53 600 KG
Ramon Ayala 62 500 KG
Reyes Sanchez 63 300 KG
Daniel Estrada 62.00 KG



September 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Kirkland to be released

Highly regarded unbeaten junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (25-0, 22 KOs) is set to be released from prison on September 17th. Co-manager Michael Miller told the San Antonio Express-News that Kirkland will initially be in a halfway house in Austin. Fights are already in the works for November 6 and December 4.



September 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Zbik criticizes Sturm

WBC interim middleweight champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0, 14 KOs) said he wasn’t impressed with fellow German champion Felix Sturm’s performance Saturday night or Sturm’s choice of opponent. Sturm defeated Giovanni Lorenzo by unanimous decision before 18,715 in Cologne, Germany. “Felix continuously said in recent months that he only wants big fights, but the opponent yesterday was quite small – without any resistance. I had a fun time counting. The left came 22 times, the right two times. The fight was boring and wasn’t world championship level. If Felix wants to box the best at middleweight, he can face me in his own backyard. He wants to box again in December. This fits, as I still don’t have any plans for then.”



September 5th, 2010

Boxing News

Cordoba-Rigondeaux Nov. 13th

Sources close to both camps have said that a deal between former 2000/2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (6-0, 5 KOs) of Cuba and former interim WBA world super bantamweight champion Ricardo Cordoba (37-2-2, 23 KOs) of Panama is near final for both to meet for the interim WBA world super bantamweight title. The bout will take place on the televised undercard of of the November 13th Main event PPV extravaganza of Manny Pacquiao vs Antonio Margarito. This will be the Top Rank promoted Rigondeaux’s biggest test by far as a professional as he takes on the much more professionally experienced Cordoba. Cordoba is only 25 years of age but is a 10 year pro and now gets the chance of the a lifetime as he fights on the biggest stage of his career.

The Mega event is scheduled to take place at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Pacquiao vs Margarito is promoted by Top Rank in association with MP Promotions and Cowboys Stadium. This telecast will be available live on HBO Pay-Per-View.



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Fuentes keeps OPBF 112lb belt

By Joe Koizumi

Busy-punching Filipino, WBC#7/WBA#10 Rocky Fuentes (25-6-2, 16 KOs), 111.25, impressively kept his OPBF flyweight belt as he persistently kept swapping punches with OPBF top contender Koji Aritomi (17-2-2, 8 KOs), 112, from the outset, scored a knockdown in the fifth and finally halted the game but fading Japanese at 2:13 of the eighth round on Sunday in Nagoya, Japan.

Having dethroned Japan’s Masafumi Okubo last March, Fuentes made a fine initial defense by overwhelming OPBF top contender Shigetaka Ikehara via eleventh round stoppage this June. The 24-year-old Filipino again displayed a good form in outhustling and outpunching the game but limited Japanese to the punch. (more…)



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Sonjica wins in four

By Ron Jackson

Thabo Sonjica from Duncan Village near East London maintained his unbeaten record when he stopped John Gicharu of Kenya in the fourth round of a scheduled ten round junior featherweight fight at the Orient Theatre in East London on Saturday afternoon. The handful of spectators in attendance were short-changed in what proved to be a poor fight that should have not been billed as a top liner. (more…)



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Pajkic decisions Butler

By John Robbins, FightNews Canada

Canadian Heavyweight champion Neven “No Surrender” Pajkic (14-0, 5 KOs) won a 10 round unanimous decision over Chicago’s Raphael Butler (35-9, 28 KOs) last night at the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto. Both fighters gave it everything they had, producing an action packed war from start to finish. When the final bell rang, Pajkic was declared the win by scores of 99-91 and 97-93 (twice).

On the undercard, Felix Mercedes (6-0, 3 KOs) proved too much for the more experienced Sergio Aparicio (13-4-1) of Argentina, stopping the import with a double left hook to the body in round 5. Rounding out the card had heavyweights Artem Lipanov (1-0-1, 1 KO) and Taffo Asongwed (0-4-2) battling to a 4 round stalemate.



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Miranda retains WBO fly belt

WBO flyweight champion Julio Cesar “Pingo” Miranda (33-5-1, 26 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Ronald Ramos (29-9-3, 15 KOs) to retain his title at the Arena Solidaridad in Monterrery, Mexico. Miranda dominated the fight until Ramos remained on his stool rather than come out for round nine.

In the co-feature, super flyweight Hugo Ruiz (26-1, 25 KOs) knocked down Jesús Vázquez (19-5, 17 KO) twice, but had to hear the final bell for the first time in his career, winning a ten round decision.



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Lazarte retains title

IBF light flyweight Luis Alberto Lazarte (48-9-1, 18 KOs) of Argentina retained his title against now three-time world challenger Nerys Espinoza (29-6-1, 20 KOs) of Nicaragua. All three judges scored the bout 116-111. The event took place at the Club Once Unidos, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero promoted the event. (more…)



September 5th, 2010

Boxing Result

Solis, Nino halt challengers

Photo by Rafael Soto/Zanfer/ Top Rank

WBA interim super featherweight champion Jorge Solis (39-2-2, 28 KOs) defended his title with a sixth round TKO over previously unbeaten Francisco Cordero (23-0, 15 KOs) at the Coliseo Olimpico de la UG in Guadalajara, Mexico. Solis floored Cordero in round one and again in round four and the one-sided fight was waved off in round six. Time was 1:46. For more details and photos click here…



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Bursak tops Vera

By Alexey “Oscar” Potapov

WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion Max “Tiger” Bursak (21-0-1, 8 KOs) defeated American journeyman Bryan Vera (17-4, 11 KOs) by unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Sportpalace Meteor in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. Bursak was faster, showed a good work rate and won easily. Vera tried to impose his will on the Ukrainian to no avail. He took many hard blows to the head, but went the entire twelve rounds. Judges scored it 118-111 (twice) and 119-110. Fightnews.com crored 119-108 for Bursak.



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Sturm defeats Lorenzo

WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm (34-2-1, 14 KOs) won a twelve round unanimous decision over Giovanni Lorenzo (29-3, 21 KOs) on Saturday night at the Lanxess-Arena in Cologne, Germany. It took Sturm two rounds to shake off the ring rust from his 14 month layoff, but after getting untracked in round three Sturm dictated the fight with his jab. Lorenzo came on strong down the stretch, but it was too little too late as Sturm prevailed 117-111, 117-111, 118-111.



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Burns shocks Martinez

Photo by Joel a. Colón/PR Best Boxing

In a very exciting fight, Scottish hero Ricky Burns (29-2, 7 KOs) shockingly dethroned previously unbeaten and heavily favored WBO super featherweight champion Roman Martinez (24-1-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. Martinez floored Burns in round one with a cracking right hand, but Burns was very game, hurting Martinez with an uppercut in round three. In a wild fifth round, both fighters rocked each other and Martinez wobbled back to his corner. It was Burns that was hurt again in round seven. Martinez continued to land bombs over the next few rounds. Burns came on strong in the twelfth staggering Martinez. Scores were 115-112, 115-112, 115-113. For more details and photos click here…



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Zaveck keeps IBF belt

Photos by Eroll Popova

IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck (30-1, 17 KOs) defended his title with a twelve round majority decision over Rafal Jackiewicz (36-9-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Sportpark Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Zaveck closed the fight strong to avenge his only previous loss (a 2008 split decision loss to Jackiewicz in Poland). Scores were 117-111, 117-111, 114-114. For more details and photos click here…



September 4th, 2010

Announcement

Statement from Arum Family

The family of John Arum would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has shared their concern with us during this tragic time. John was a very special person. A wonderful husband, son, brother and friend, John meant so much, to so many. He was so loved and we miss him already. (more…)



September 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Mayweather Speaks

"I really didn't mean it"



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Asikainen, Shafikov triumph

Photos and report by Pasi Taavitsainen at ringside

Former Euro middleweight beltholder Amin Asikainen (28-3, 19 KOs) scored a fourth round TKO over Jaudiel Zepeda (12-4-1, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Toolon Kisahalli in Helsinki, Finland. Now campaigning at super middleweight, Asikainen made a good showing and looked fast and strong. In round four, Asikainen landed a hard right to Zepeda’s head that sent Zepeda reeling into the ropes where Asikainen brutally attacked to the head and body forcing a referee’s stoppage.

In the co-feature, unbeaten light welterweight Denis Shafikov (25-0, 14 KOs) outpointed Peter Semo (19-6, 14 KOs) over eight by scores of 79-73, 79-73 and 80-72. For more details and photos click here…



September 4th, 2010

Full Report

Report/gallery: Namauu-Davis

Ringside report by Anthony Springer Jr. & Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Former University of Nevada, Las Vegas boxer Henry Namauu (6-3, 4 KO) stopped Chad Davis (2-5) via TKO at 1:06 in the sixth round Friday in Crown Boxings Friday Night Fight’s club show at the Crown night club inside the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The hometown hero came out with a vengeance, rocking Davis with a straight right hand in the bout’s opening moments . . . click here for more



September 4th, 2010

Boxing Result

Charlie keeps OPBF 154 belt

Boxing Beat

By Joe Koizumi

WBA#13 OPBF and Japanese super-welter champ Charlie “Ota” Bellamy (15-1-1, 10 KOs), 153.5, impressively scored a successful defense as he pounded out a close but unanimous decision (116-113 twice and 115-114) over highly touted southpaw Tadashi Yuba (37-6-2, 28 KOs), 153.5, making his attempt to win his fourth national belt, over twelve hard-fought rounds on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. Charlie’s two belts were at stake, but he retained both of them. (more…)



September 4th, 2010

Boxing News

See Sturm-Lorenzo on US TV

The Felix Sturm/Giovanni Lorenzo middleweight showdown for Sturm’s WBA title will be broadcast on ESPN3.com and Spanish language ESPN Deportes starting at 4:30pm EST live from Cologne, Germany.



September 4th, 2010

Boxing News

Tough debut for Teper

Tonight WBA middleweight champion Felix Sturm will give his comeback after 14 months of ring absence by defending his title against Giovanni Lorenzo in Cologne, Germany. On the undercard ARENA CEO Ahmet Öner will present some of his upcoming German stars such as middleweight Benjamin Simon and super middleweights Dennis Ronert and Mike Keta. German heavyweight amateur standout Erkan Teper (146 amateur fight, 130 wins) will give his pro debut against fellow German veteran Marcel Zeller. “The Highlander“ Zeller has won 22 out of 29 pro-fights and will certainly give Teper a lot to think about in his very first pro appearance. Teper was originally scheduled to fight Pavel Siska (32 fight, 25 losses) from Czech Republic. (more…)



September 4th, 2010

Announcement

Labor Day sale @ Everlast!



September 4th, 2010

UFC

WEC signs first Chinese fighter

Beijing's Zhang to debut Sept. 30

World Extreme Cagefighting® announced today the signing of undefeated lightweight fighter Tiequan “The Mongolian Wolf” Zhang of Beijing, China. Zhang, who will take on The Ultimate Fighter® alum Alex Karalexis in his debut on Sept. 30 in Broomfield, Colo., becomes the first fighter from mainland China to fight in the WEC. (more…)



September 4th, 2010

Announcement

Congrats to Monica

Golden Boy publicist promoted

Publicist Monica Sears at Golden Boy Promotions has been promoted to the newly created position of Director Of Communications & Events.  “Monica will continue in her role as a driving force behind the maintenance, growth and improvement of Golden Boy’s PR Department and will continue her efforts to improve the quality and capabilities of general operations of Golden Boy events,” said David Itskowitch, Chief Operating Officer of GBP.  Formerly with public relations giant Brener Zwikel & Associates, Monica joined GBP four years ago as a Public Relations Coordinator.  Today she is one of the most well respected and appreciated pr people in boxing.  FightNews congratulates Monica Sears on a job well done!



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