Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

Valdez-Marriaga wrap up

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Sumio Yamada WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19 KOs), of Nogales, México, won a hard fought unanimous decision against ...

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Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

Zurdo outpoints Bursak, retains WBO title

By Rocky Morales at ringside Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (35-0, 24KO) won a dominant but sleep inducing unanimous decision victory over Max Bursak (33-5-1, ...

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Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

Magdaleno massacres Dos Santos

By Rocky Morales at ringside Defending WBO super bantamweight champion, Jessie Magdaleno (25-0, 18KO), showed he is the real deal in quickly knocking ...

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Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

Valdez retains WBO belt in war with Marriaga

By Rocky Morales at ringside Oscar Valdez (22-0, 19KO) retained his WBO featherweight title with an exciting, action-packed, unanimous decision victory over very ...

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Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

Thailander Ratchasi dethrones OPBF 154lb champ Oishi

By Joe Koizumi Photo by Boxing Beat Surprisingly unheralded Thailander Ratchasi Sithsaithng (8-3, 6 KOs) dethroned OPBF 154-pound champ Yutaka Oishi (14-6, 7 KOs), ...

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Team Martinez speaks

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde

Two-division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, by way of Quilmes, Argentina takes on undefeated junior middleweight champion Sergei Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) of Ukraine this Saturday, March 12th on the latest edition of HBO’s ‘World Championship Boxing’ at the MGM Grand Arena at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut for the WBC Diamond middleweight title, Sergio Martinez vs. Sergei Dzinziruk “Diamond Elite” is being presented by DiBella Entertainment. For more details and photos click here…

Photos and report by Ricardo Conde Two-division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) of Oxnard, CA, by way …


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Slideshow: Cotto-Mayorga presser

All the shots from today’s final press conference for Cotto vs. Mayorga at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, featuring Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga. “Relentless: Cotto vs. Mayorga” will be promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand, and produced and distributed LIVE by SHOWTIME PPV, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Saturday, March 12.

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Remaining tickets, priced at $400, $300, $200, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges, can be purchased at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Tickets sales are limited to 16 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information on this event, visit www.toprank.com or www.sports.sho.com.

All the shots from today’s final press conference for Cotto vs. Mayorga at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, featuring …



UFC

Final card set for UFC 128

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is pleased to announce the remaining bouts for its return trip to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on March 19. The UFC® again brings a star-studded lineup to New Jersey featuring must-see matchups in every division. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® is pleased to announce the remaining bouts for its return trip to Prudential Center in Newark, …


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Cotto-Mayorga Quotes

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

For a marquee pay-per-view affair entitled “Relentless,” Nicaraguan boxing superstar Ricardo Mayorga remains determined to live up to the event’s name with unyielding trash talk toward WBA Super Welterweight champion and the Pride of Puerto Rico, Miguel Cotto until the first bell of their championship matchup on Saturday, March 12 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV.

At Wednesday’s final press conference from the Media Center at MGM Grand, the mouthy former two-division world champion delivered some final verbal blows in his last official appearance behind the microphone before Saturday’s scrap. Cotto, though more reserved than Mayorga, provided his share of quips as well. As Mayorga taunted Cotto to take the traditional face off shot from the dais, Cotto responded, “You can take the picture with your mother,” and left the press conference.

Below are some highlights from the loud, spirited news conference, including quotes from Hall of Fame promoters Bob Arum, Don King and Cotto’s trainer Emmanuel Steward. For more details and photos click here…

Photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME For a marquee pay-per-view affair entitled “Relentless,” Nicaraguan boxing superstar Ricardo Mayorga remains determined to live …




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Jakubowski inducted

Former United States Lightweight Champion Marty Jakubowski was one of eight inducted last night into the Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies held at The Civic Center. Jakubwoski, career record 113-7, 31 KOs, held the Indiana State, Midwest Boxing Association and the United States Boxing Association Titles during his 12 year professional career. As an amateur, Jakubowski had 150 bouts and was a two time Chicago Golden Gloves runner-up. He lost three attempts at a World Title with a 12 round decision losses to Artur Grigorian in Germany for the WBO title, Miguel Angel Gonzalez of Mexico in 1995 for the WBC belt and was stopped in seven rounds in his first attempt in Casablanca against Khalid Rahilou for the WBA crown. Jakubowski also lost two battles to all time great Julio Cesar Chavez of Mexico. He beat Charlie McClellan for the MABA title in 1993 and decisioned Anthony Boyle for the USBA belt in 1994 in Philadelphia. Jakubowski currently enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. For the last 15 years he has worked with the Whiting Park Department.

Former United States Lightweight Champion Marty Jakubowski was one of eight inducted last night into the Hammond, Indiana Sports Hall …


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Cotto backs off on face-off

Photos by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Despite Ricardo Mayorga’s best efforts to coax Miguel Cotto into posing for a face-off, at today’s final press conference held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the feisty challenger glared in anger as the champion told him to “go take a picture with your mother.” After Cotto walked off the dais, Mayorga mouthed off a string of insults, calling Cotto a “maricon” (homosexual) for disrespecting the media. Stay tuned for more photos, quotes and a story.

More quotes by Andreas Hale:

Miguel Cotto: “I can retire anytime I want. I don’t have to do this. I’m ready for the fight. (Mayorga) can check with his promoter to see if I’m a 6-1 or an 8-1 favorite. We both know (Don King) has bet on the other fighter many times. This is not a game. The real game starts for me on Saturday.”

Emanuel Steward: “You can talk all you want but Don King will only wave one flag on Saturday night, the white flag.”

Don King: “Mayorga is going to surprise everyone in the world. It will be categorically beautiful.”

Ricardo Mayorga: “I’d like to thank Bob Arum for allowing me to eat his sheep on Saturday night. . . After I beat you on Saturday, I heard Ricky Martin is hiring backup dancers, go help him out.”

Photo: Despite Ricardo Mayorga’s best efforts to coax Miguel Cotto into posing for a face-off, at today’s final press conference …


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Trout targets Canelo

Photo: Team Trout

WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout has not forgotten that newly crowned WBC counterpart Saul “Canelo” Alvrez claimed to have wanted revenge after Austin beat Canelo’s brother Rigoberto Alvarez in a one-sided fight, to claim the WBA world title. “Look, I know that I have to prove to the fans that I am a real champion,” said Trout. “I don’t care about keeping my unbeaten record as much as I care about giving fans a fight that they want to see. I have a few names in line that I plan on fighting. Saul Alvarez is clearly one of them. He wanted to avenge the beating I gave his brother. I was willing to fight him before he won the WBC title, so it is not about him becoming a champion. He is a nice guy and I respect what he is doing for boxing…at the same time, the honeymoon is over. Every one of us holding a title will need to push ourselves by fighting solid competition. He has never faced anyone as good as me.”

WBA super welterweight champion Austin Trout has not forgotten that newly crowned WBC counterpart Saul “Canelo” Alvrez claimed to have …


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ShoBox tripleheader on April 8

SHOWTIME has an interesting ShoBox “The New Generation” tripleheader in the pipeline for April 8th at the Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas. In the main event, undefeated Houston, Texas, super middleweight Marcus “Too Much” Johnson (20-0, 15 KOs) will face Florida’s Dyah Davis (18-2-1, 9 KOs), son of 1976 Olympic gold medalist Howard Davis Jr., in an 10-round match-up. The other televised bouts will feature 6′ 3″ welterweight up-and-comer Willie Nelson (16-0-1, 10 KOs) taking on Buffalo’s once-beaten Vincent Arroyo (10-1, 7 KOs) in a potentially explosive eight rounder and undefeated Framingham, Massachusetts native Danny O’Connor (14-0, 3 KOs) going against Brooklyn’s undefeated Gabriel Bracero (14-0, 1 KO) in a terrific eight-round light welterweight duel. (more…)

SHOWTIME has an interesting ShoBox “The New Generation” tripleheader in the pipeline for April 8th at the Laredo Energy Arena …



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Q&A: Kevin McBride

By Przemek Garczarczyk
Photos: Wojtek Kubik

“Don’t worry my Polish Adamek fans, after my win at the Prudential Center, I’ll give him a rematch. Maybe in my beloved Ireland. There’s a lot of Poles there and my supporters are ready to cheer me again,” says Kevin McBride (35-8, 29 KOs), who just started his New York part of the training camp. Th “Clones Colossus” is very optimistic about his chances versus IBF International titlist and top five heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (43-1, 28 KOs). “The Last Big Hurdle” event, promoted by Zyggi Promotions and Main Events, will happen on April 9 in Newark’s Prudential Center and will be televised live by Integrated Sports Media PPV for $29.95. For more, plus photos click here…

By Przemek Garczarczyk Photos: Wojtek Kubik “Don’t worry my Polish Adamek fans, after my win at the Prudential Center, I’ll …


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Mayorga amped for Cotto

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga shows off his goods at a special one-on-one media conference this morning preceding the official press conference at the MGM in Las Vegas. Mayorga predicted a knockout win by round four and says he’s prepared for Miguel Cotto in what has only been the fifth time he’s put 100% into training camp.

Photo: Ricardo “El Matador” Mayorga shows off his goods at a special one-on-one media conference this morning preceding the official …


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Oliveira returns March 25

Undefeated super middleweight Michael Oliveira (13-0, 11 KOs) returns home for his second consecutive fight in his native Brazil, March 25 versus unbeaten Argentinean prospect Abel “El Principito” Nicolas Adriel (9-0-2, 1 KO) for the Interim WBC Latino belt, headlining the “International Boxing Challenge” pro-am event at Mauro Pinheiro Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The 20-year-old Oliveira was born in Sao Paulo but he moved two weeks after birth with his family to Miami. In his Brazilian debut last November in Sao Paulo, Oliveira stopped rugged Junior Ramos (10-5) in the third round. Oliveira recently signed a contract with TV Globo to televise his next six fights in Brazil. General admission tickets to the event are free.

Undefeated super middleweight Michael Oliveira (13-0, 11 KOs) returns home for his second consecutive fight in his native Brazil, March …


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Berto-Ortiz Update

By Francisco Salazar

While the media and hardcore boxing fans know that April 16th is the projected date for Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz to meet inside the ring, there were questions on where the fight would take place. Looks like we will get an answer very soon. Promoter Lou DiBella told Fightnews.com that an announcement could be made as earlier as tonight as to where the fight would take place.

According to other media sources, Los Angeles (more specifically, the Home Depot Center in Carson), Las Vegas, and Atlanta were mentioned as possibilities for where the fight would take place. HBO will televise the fight, along with the Amir Khan-Paul McCloskey fight that is taking place in Manchester, England. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar While the media and hardcore boxing fans know that April 16th is the projected date for Andre …



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Cotto set for clash with Mayorga

Report by Andreas Hale
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Despite only two losses in 37 fights, Miguel Cotto is still battling skeptics who feel the Puerto Rican is washed up and in the twilight of his career.

It’s a troubling claim for a 30-year-old who was at one time considered one of the top ten pound for pound fighters in the world, with victories over Zab Judah, Shane Mosley, Joshua Clottey, Paulie Malignaggi and Carlos Quintana under his belt. But he still has to prove himself so the critics will finally get off his back and believe that Cotto is much more than damaged goods after devastating losses to Manny Pacquiao and Antonio Margarito . . . Click here for more

Report by Andreas Hale Photos by Chris Cozzone Despite only two losses in 37 fights, Miguel Cotto is still battling …


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‘Big’ Trouble or Little China?

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone

“Tye Fields is going to be the next heavyweight champion of the world.”

That was Bob Arum three years ago. Yesterday, we heard it again, only this time it was from Sterling McPherson and Ron Johnson, promoters of Friday night’s card at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas . . . Click here for more

 

Story & photos by Chris Cozzone “Tye Fields is going to be the next heavyweight champion of the world.” That …


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Almeida’s Shakespearean duel

It’s not a tragic love story, but the growing rivalry between East Coast based Team Renzo Gracie/Frankie Edgar and West Coast based Xtreme Couture is rising to Shakespearean heights, taking on a Romeo and Juliet plotline, pitting the Montagues of New Jersey against the Capulets of Las Vegas. . . Click here for more by Mike Staka, UFC.com

For more info on UFC 128 or the UFC, visit www.UFC.com

It’s not a tragic love story, but the growing rivalry between East Coast based Team Renzo Gracie/Frankie Edgar and West …


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Martinez: Dzinziruk has no chance

By Gabriel F. Cordero in association with Óscar Zardaín, Miguel de Pablos & Ben Jacobs

Photo: Ricardo Conde

Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (46-2-2, 25 KOs) and undefeated junior middleweight champion Sergiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) meet Saturday at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut for the vacant WBC Diamond middleweight belt. Dzinziruk has been mentioned for a few years as a potential opponent for “Maravilla.”

“That’s true,” said Sergio. “Since he was in Germany around 2006, 2007 I wanted to fight him but we were never able to come to an agreement with Universum and the fight didn’t happen. After that I fought Saúl Román in a WBC eliminator for the 154lbs belt and I took a different path to the one he was taking. I would have beaten him then and I will beat him now. He is a cold boxer, lineal, typically Eastern European. I hope he’s ready to put on a good show. But whatever he does he won’t have even the slightest chance to beat me.” (more…)

By Gabriel F. Cordero in association with Óscar Zardaín, Miguel de Pablos & Ben Jacobs Middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez …



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Shafikov-Lauri collision in April

Photo: Pasi Taavitsainen

By Pasi Taavitsainen

Super lightweights Denis Shafikov (26-0-1, 15 KOs) and Giuseppe Lauri (51-7, 31 KOs) will fight for the European championship in April in Italy. The exact date and place of the match will be announced later. The 25-year-old Shafikov has fought 12 times in Finland under manager Pekka Mäki’s P3 banner. He hopes to dupliate the feat of stablemate Amin Asikainen, who won the European championship in 2006 as a visiting fighter in Germany. “I believe that Shafikov would defeat Lauri anyplace and that’s why we didn’t need to do the match in Finland or Russia,” explained Mäki. We believe Shafikov is a true world-class fighter and now he must prove it by defeating Giuseppe Lauri as a visitor in the ring.”

Last Saturday, Shafikov defeated Nugzar Margvelashvil in Helsinki by TKO in the fifth round. In October 2010, he fought Italian Brunet Zamora to a draw in a battle for the WBA Intercontinental title in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The 34-year-old Lauri will be hoping to finally break through and win the European title in his fourth try.

By Pasi Taavitsainen Super lightweights Denis Shafikov (26-0-1, 15 KOs) and Giuseppe Lauri (51-7, 31 KOs) will fight for the …


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Judah camp targets Marquez

By Karl Freitag

Now that newly crowned IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah has regained a world title, there is already speculation on what he’ll do next. On Tuesday, Zab stated that he’s ready to fight any of the top dogs in the 140 pound division and is looking to land “the biggest money fight.”

“The goal now is big fights,” said promoter Kathy Duva. “He’s a pay-per-view fighter and he should be in pay-per-view fights. There are a few big names out there and right now there aren’t a lot of big fights in boxing and that’s what it needs. Marquez seems to be the only one available at the moment as a pay-per-view fighter so he would be a logical choice.

“I like the Marquez fight,” commented Judah. “I like what he is. I like what he’s going to bring to the table. That’s the kind of fight I’m looking for.”

Regarding Marquez’ uncertain promotional status with Golden Boy, Duva stated “I think Marquez clearly has to sort out his promotional situation, but when he does we will be happy to offer the fight to whoever he decides he’d like us to offer it to. Zab is the champion, if Marquez is available this summer, that fits perfectly with our schedule.”

By Karl Freitag Now that newly crowned IBF junior welterweight champion Zab Judah has regained a world title, there is …


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Muriqi ready for April 2

Tuesday at Portobellos in New York City, Havoc Boxing Promotions held the kick off press conference for their boxing event that will take place on April 2nd at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York. In the main event, light heavyweight contender Elvir “The Kosovo Kid” Muriqi (38-5, 23 KOs) will take part in a ten rounder. “I love fighting,” stated Muriqi. “Can I make it without fighting? Yes but I love fighting and winning. I have the ability to one day be world champion. I feel like I haven’t lost since 2004 but sometimes things don’t go your way. I promise in April 2nd I will come in better shape than I did the last time. Everybody knows that I come to fight every time.” Muriqi’s foe is TBA.

Tuesday at Portobellos in New York City, Havoc Boxing Promotions held the kick off press conference for their boxing event …


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PETA protests at Tyson’s house

Members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have gathered in from of Mike Tyson’s Las Vegas gated community to protest the ex-heavyweight champion’s new reality TV series on the Animal Planet network. The show depicts Tyson’s love for pigeons and pigeon racing, a sport which the organization cites as cruel to pigeons.

Members of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) have gathered in from of Mike Tyson’s Las Vegas gated …


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Remillard Training Camp Notes

Photo: Emily Harney/Team Remillard

The fight to determine America’s leading featherweight, pitting unbeaten NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” Remillard against undefeated IBF # 1 contender Mikey Garcia, is the 10-round co-feature on Top Rank’s “Featherweight Fury,” March 26 on HBO After Dark live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 24-year-old Remillard (23-0, 14 KOs) is at his Passaic, New Jersey in training camp with his new head trainer, Michael “Mike Red” Skownowski. The WBA #3, WBO #4 and WBC #5 rated Remillard puts his NABF and NABO title belts on the line against USBA titlist Garcia (24-0, 20 KOs). (more…)

Photo: Emily Harney/Team Remillard The fight to determine America’s leading featherweight, pitting unbeaten NABF and NABO champion Matt “Sharp Shooter” …


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Cotto workout

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank

WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto winds down his final week of training as he prepares to do battle with two-division world champion Ricardo Mayorga on Saturday, March 12, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Cotto vs. Mayorga is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Cotto Promotions, Don King Productions, Tecate and MGM Grand and will be televised on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View. Click here for more photos…

Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank WBA super welterweight champion Miguel Cotto winds down his final week of training as he …


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Wolak: Primed and ready

Photos: Team Wolak

Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (28-1, 18 KOs) is primed and ready for the biggest fight of his career when he tussles Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) in a ten round main support bout on the Top Rank pay per view extravaganza, featuring Miguel Cotto against Ricardo Mayorga. For more details and photos click here…

Photos: Team Wolak Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pawel “The Raging Bull” Wolak (28-1, 18 …


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Slideshow: Cotto, Mayorga arrivals

All the shots from today’s grand arrivals at the MGM, featuring Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga . . . Click here for full gallery by Chris Cozzone

All the shots from today’s grand arrivals at the MGM, featuring Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga . . . Click …


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Canelo a “break out” boxing star

When Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Matthew “Magic” Hatton for the vacant WBC super welterweight title, the 20-year-old Mexican phenom made a statement to the boxing world waiting for the arrival of its next star. Attendance at the Honda Center in Anaheim was 11,674, making it the second largest boxing crowd in the history of the venue, surpassing the throng of 9,612 that viewed Julio Cesar Chavez’s 1996 win over Joey Gamache (when it was known as the Arrowhead Pond) and being second only to the 12,262 that watched Marco Antonio “Baby Faced Assassin” Barrera defeat Daniel “Cobra” Jimenez in 1995.

The HBO Boxing After Dark telecast was the most watched main event in the past two years (roughly 1.4 million viewers), and Televisa’s broadcast of Canelo’s fight in Mexico produced the highest rating for a boxing program on the network in the last three years.

When Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Matthew “Magic” Hatton for the vacant WBC super welterweight title, the 20-year-old Mexican phenom made …


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Battle of the Behemoths

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: Expected to tip the scales at a combined weight of 540 pounds Thursday, 6’8″ Tye “Big Sky” Fields (45-2, 41 KOs) and 6’7″ “Big” Michael Grant (46-4, 34 KOs) face off at a press conference held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Fields and Grant fight a ten-rounder Friday night. Former champ Joel Casamayor (37-5-1,22 KOs) takes on Manuel Leyva (20-1, 12 KOs) in the co-main.

Photo: Expected to tip the scales at a combined weight of 540 pounds Thursday, 6’8″ Tye “Big Sky” Fields (45-2, …


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Albert to call Cotto-Mayorga

From the network that brought boxing fans the blockbuster fights of Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez, SHOWTIME returns to the pay-per-view business with a cast and crew of veterans. The March 12 card headlined by Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga will be called by Steve Albert with Al Bernstein and Antonio Tarver serving as expert analysts and Jim Gray reporting from ringside. David Dinkins Jr. is the executive producer for SHOWTIME Sports® with Ray Smaltz producing and Bob Dunphy directing. All of whom bring to the table a tremendous amount of pay-per-view experience to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., LIVE on SHOWTIME PPV, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

The veteran SHOWTIME announcing crew has some words of advice and keys to victory for the world championship event between Cotto and Mayorga: (more…)

From the network that brought boxing fans the blockbuster fights of Mike Tyson and Julio Cesar Chavez, SHOWTIME returns to …


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Bradley-Khan Update

By Francisco Salazar

World title holders Timothy Bradley and Amir Khan have spent the last couple of weeks calling each other out. The back and forth jostling between the two top 140-pound fighters has been a broken record of sorts on the media and fight fans who want to see whom will reign supreme in this dream matchup. Now it appears as though both fighters can do away with their sales pitches through the media and on television. Both fighters are signed on to face each other on Saturday, July 23rd at a still to be determined location, promoter Gary Shaw told Fightnews.com.

“It’s done,” said Shaw late Monday night, clarifying a feature article on Amir Khan earlier this week. “There is an agreement between Richard Schaefer and myself that both Amir and Timothy will fight each other on July 23rd.”

The only person stepping in between this matchup is unbeaten Paul McCloskey, who will take on Khan (24-1, 17 KO’s) at the M.E.N. Arena in Manchester, England on April 16th. (more…)

By Francisco Salazar World title holders Timothy Bradley and Amir Khan have spent the last couple of weeks calling each …


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Cotto, Mayorga arrive in Vegas

Photo by Chris Cozzone

Photo: After making his grand entrance at the MGM in Las Vegas today, Ricardo Mayorga stuck around to harass Miguel Cotto. While Cotto was being interviewed in the lobby’s makeshift ring, Mayorga climbed onto the apron to mock Cotto, and show the crowd his six-pack. Stay tuned for more photos later today.

Photo: After making his grand entrance at the MGM in Las Vegas today, Ricardo Mayorga stuck around to harass Miguel …


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Giovani Segura workout

Photos and reports by Ricardo Conde

Junior flyweight champion ‘El Guerrero Azteca’ Giovani Segura (26-1-1, 22 KOs) of Mexico continues his preparations, under the watchful eye of long time trainer Javier Capetillo at the Azteca Boxing Club in Bell, California, for the long awaited rematch against Ivan ‘Iron Boy’ Calderon (34-1-1, 6 KOs) of Puerto Rico, in what is one boxing’s biggest and longest rivalries, Mexico vs. Puerto Rico, which takes place on Saturday, April 2nd at the Auditorio del Estado in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico and will be televised live on Pay-Per-View, Ivan Calderon vs. Giovani Segura II “The Revenge” is being presented by PR Best Boxing Promotions and Promociones Zanfer. For more details and photos click here…

Photos and reports by Ricardo Conde Junior flyweight champion ‘El Guerrero Azteca’ Giovani Segura (26-1-1, 22 KOs) of Mexico continues …


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Gavern headlines April 2

Heavyweight Jason Gavern (19-7-4, 8 KOs) will headline a boxing card on April 2 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida. Gavern, who has a win over world rated Manuel Quezada and a draw against NABF titleholder Johnathon Banks in his last two fights, will defend his WBC CABOFE belt against TBA. The event is being billed as “Fight(s) for the Pink,” promoting breast cancer awareness. Other fighters include David Loy of Sweden, Shaun Bennit, Frank Gedeon, Todd Brown and female fighter Patricia “Patty Boom Boom” Alcivar against opponents to be named.

Heavyweight Jason Gavern (19-7-4, 8 KOs) will headline a boxing card on April 2 at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, …


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Shot of the Day

Photo: Team Bute

IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute is wrapping up his training at the Angelo Dundee’s 5th Street Gym in Miami Beach. Pictured above with Lucian with Dino Spencer and Matt Baiamonte who gave him the opportunity to train at this gym. Bute is coming back in Montreal on Saturday to finalize his preparation to fight Brian Magee on March 19th.

Photo: Team Bute IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute is wrapping up his training at the Angelo Dundee’s 5th …


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Canelo back in Guadalajara

By Gabriel F. Cordero
Photo Courtesy Agencia Reforma

New WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived Monday at the airport in Guadalajara in the midst of a celebration in honor of his victory Saturday over Matthew Hatton in Anaheim, California. Among those on hand were former WBA champion Rigoberto “Espanol” Alvarez, carried his 20-year-old brother on his shoulders, thousands of fans hoping for photos and autographs, a throng of journalists and even members of the Mexican army.

In regard to his critics, Canelo said “I respect the criticism and I should be prepared for it but I have a good state of mind and will move forward.” As for a possible showdown with fellow Mexican boxing idol Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Alvarez said “I want the best, such as Miguel Angel Cotto and Shane Mosley.”

By Gabriel F. Cordero Photo Courtesy Agencia Reforma New WBC super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez arrived Monday at the …


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Homecoming for Promoter

Sampson Boxing in association with Sergio Marquez Producciones is proud to announce the UBO lightweight title defense of champion Cecilia “La Reina” Comunales (7-1-0, 5 KOs) from Paysandú, Uruguay against hardcore challenger Adriana “A Garota” Salles (11-6-1, 5 KOs) from Brazil on April 19th at the Rio Uruguay Amphitheatre in Paysandú, Uruguay. (more…)

Sampson Boxing in association with Sergio Marquez Producciones is proud to announce the UBO lightweight title defense of champion Cecilia …


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Martinez stakes claim to #1 P4P

Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Chris Cozzone

Middleweight World Champion Sergio Martinez (46-2, 25 KOs) defends his WBC Emeritus and Ring world titles against current WBO jr. middleweight champion Serhiy Dzinziruk (37-0, 23 KOs) on Saturday, March 12th at Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, CT . . . Click here for more

Story by Mariano A. Agmi Photos by Chris Cozzone Middleweight World Champion Sergio Martinez (46-2, 25 KOs) defends his WBC …










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