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Santa Cruz-Frampton final presser

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Boxing News

Roach: Canelo’s defense terrible, he’s like a robot

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach continues to be the most quotable participant in the leadup to Cotto-Canelo. The Hall of Fame trainer sounds very optimistic that his fighter will overcome the 3:1 odds against him Saturday night against Canelo Alvarez.

“Miguel is stronger. His condition is great…I would love for Miguel to win this fight by knockout, call out Mayweather and then end his career. Miguel always tells me that if he had me in his corner when he fought Mayweather he would have knocked him out. He tells me that story all the time. I think Miguel could pull off the strategy I have to beat Mayweather. I think that would be a good fight for him. I think I could put Miguel in a very aggressive mode.

“We are going to box a lot in this fight. We’re not just going out there looking for a knockout. I don’t want him doing that. I want him using his foot speed and his angles. He’s a more complete fighter now than ever.

“Canelo’s defense is terrible. He follows you wherever you go. He’s like a robot. If you use angles on him, he will be lost. He cannot make adjustments well.

“We need a fight like this. It’s great for the sport.”



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Ponomarev added to Cosmopolitan LV card

World ranked and undefeated welterweight contender Konstantin “Talant” Ponomarev, (28-0, 13KOs), will battle Ramses Agaton, (17-2-3-, 9KOs) of Distrito Federal, Mexico in a scheduled ten round battle at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas tomorrow, Friday, November 20.

Presented by Top Rank and Ural Boxing Promotions, the Ponomarev/Agosto clash headlines the off-TV undercard to the Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez — Gevorg Khatchikian super middleweight title clash which will be telecast live on TheMetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Doors open at 4:00pm PT with the first bell at 4:30pm PT. (more…)



November 19th, 2015


Boxing News

WV2 returns Dec 5 on HBO Latino

Roc Nation Sports and Miguel Cotto Promotions have announced their next co-promotion as part of the HBO Latino Boxing series. On Saturday, Dec. 5, former WBO Junior Featherweight World Champion Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. (24-1-5, 19 KOs) of Bayamon, Puerto Rico will take on undefeated Rafael Rivera (20-0-2, 14 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico in a ten-round featherweight showdown from the Osceola Heritage Park Exhibit Hall in Kissimmee, Florida televised live on HBO Latino beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

In the televised co-feature, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison (28-0, 15 KOs) will take on Steve Claggett (23-1-3, 16 KOs) in a ten-round welterweight bout. Opening the HBO Latino telecast will be a ten-round light heavyweight tilt featuring Colombian slugger Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs) and Russian knockout artist Medzhid Bektemirov (16-0, 12 KOs) which is presented in association with Camponovo Sports and Gary Shaw Productions. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Roach: Canelo makes a lot of mistakes

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


“Miguel trains with all he has,” says Freddie Roach, Hall of Fame trainer of Miguel Cotto. “We’re in the gym every morning at 5:00 a.m. for conditioning work and that lasts for three hours. Then at 1:00 p.m. we have our boxing workout. We work really hard every day.

“Before I go to sleep every night, I run through my thoughts, and make sure I have everything covered. There’s not one aspect of the fight that I don’t think about. We cover all our bases. And we’re 100 percent ready for this opponent. Canelo makes a lot of mistakes. And we’re really going to take advantage of those mistakes. He has youth on his side. But that’s not going to be enough to beat us.

“Miguel is bigger than the belt,” he added.



November 19th, 2015


Boxing News

Cuadras ready to defend in Japan

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (33-0-1, 26 KOs) is training with Rudy Hernandez in Maywood, California, putting the final touches on his preparations for his defense against Japanese challenger Koki Eto (17-3-1, 13 KOs) on November 28 at the Xebio Arena in Sendai, Japan.

“I know I have to go looking for the knockout, but I don’t fear a hometown decision,” said Cuadras. “I’m looking to unify my title and what better way than to have your arm raised after beating a great fighter in his own house.” (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Broadway Boxing: Complete Line-up

This Friday, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing returns to the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY, for the latest installment of the popular series. Headlining the card will be undefeated prospects Chris Galeano (9-0, 1KO) and Shawn Cameron (10-0, 5KO’s) as the two square off in a 10-round battle for NYC bragging rights and with the New York State middleweight title on the line.

In the co-feature bout, Brooklyn’s own former two-time world champion Amanda Serrano (25-1-1, 18KO’s) will continue her quest toward another world championship when she squares off against Djemilla Gontaruk (9-2, 1KO) in a 10-round super featherweight matchup. The bout against Gontaruk will be Serrano’s fourth of 2015, as she seeks to reclaim a piece of the super featherweight crown. (more…)



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Booth: I’m desperate to make British title history

Jason Booth he’s warned Ryan Burnett that he’s desperate to make history and become a three-weight British champion when they meet for the vacant British Bantamweight title at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Booth has held the Lord Lonsdale belt at Flyweight and Super Bantamweight and challenges for the Bantamweight strap for the second time, having met Lee Haskins for the strap in November 2013. That was Booth’s 25th title fight in a 19-year career that has seen him challenge the likes of Scott Quigg, Kiko Martinez and Steve Molitor at British, Commonwealth, European and World level, and the 38 year old Nottingham man believes there’s still some magic left in him that will come out against Matchroom Boxing’s latest signing. “I’ve got ambitions to be a three weight British champion and I feel that this is my time to make history,” said Booth. “There is no one in our generation that has won it in three weight classes, I think you would have to go back to the 1940’s until the last time it was done.”



November 19th, 2015

UFC

Marin Putting Everything Into Saturday Night

With rare exception, Brazilians have cornered the market on interesting fighter nicknames; at least when those nicknames are explained and given a back story. Spain’s Enrique “Wasabi” Marin is that exception . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

David Haye plots his comeback

Movie review of “Mr. Calzaghe”

Floyd Mayweather offers to help Ronda Rousey with boxing

Was Holly Holm’s win over Rousey a victory for boxing?



November 19th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Final Press Conference Quick Quotes

Photos: Naoki Fukuda

Miguel Cotto: “We just had a good training camp in LA. Seven weeks, one week here. It’s going to be eight weeks for this fight and all I have to say is that I’m ready for the fight, I know Canelo and his team are ready too, and let’s give the fans the fight they need from us.”

Canelo Alvarez: “I’ve had a great preparation, worked very hard, anxious, we’re only a few days away, but patiently waiting for Saturday night to have my hand raised once again. It’s going to be a difficult fight. I know that, but that’s why I have prepared properly and we’re ready to give you a great, great fight.”

Cotto trainer Freddie Roach: “Miguel has had a great training camp. We worked very hard for this fight. We’re 100% ready. Biggest fight of the year and Miguel’s ready. I’ve never seen him better than this.”

Canelo trainer Chepo Reynoso: “Fights are won in the gym, in the ring they will raise your hand in victory.”

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November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Ramirez / Khatchikian / Rodriguez / Najera Media Workout Quotes

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

The gym doors were open at the Top Rank Gym for a Las Vegas media workout featuring #1 super middleweight contender Gilberto Ramirez (32-0, 24 KOs), Gevorg Khatchikian (23-1, 11 KOs), Saul Rodriguez (18-0-1, 13 KOs) and Ivan Najera (16-1, 8 KOs), boasting a near-perfect combined record of 88-2 (55 KOs), who will headline Friday’s special edition of MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTv, which will air live from The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The event is presented by truTV and Top Rank, and produced in association with HBO Sports.

Gilberto Ramirez: “It’s easy to talk like my opponent is doing. I like it. No, my team did not make a mistake agreeing to fight Khatchikian. He’s going to find out the hard way. Fights are won in the ring. I wanted this fight to be better prepared to fight Arthur Abraham for the world title. I have no desire to sit it out waiting for my title shot. That’s what this fight is all about.”

Gevorg Khatchikian: “Team Zurdo made a big mistake taking this fight. All of the pressure is on him, not me. I have more power. James DeGale, who I fought, is 10 times better than Zurdo. And DeGale is a southpaw too. I plan to figure out Zurdo real quick on Friday night, then I will strike. When I get done, Zurdo won’t have to worry about Arthur Abraham anymore.”

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November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto: It was all about money

Lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s official comment after being stripped of WBC recognition over a dispute on fees. The future Hall of Famer is looking to save $1.1 million (The $300,000 WBC sanctioning fee, plus an $800,000 step-aside fee to Gennady Golovkin). “I am not disappointed by the WBC’s decision,” said Cotto. “It was all about money. The fee for this fight was absurd to me and I prefer to keep the money in my account. I don’t need to pay attention to Oscar De La Hoya’s opinion. He should take care of his own business. And I will take care of mine. I don’t stick my nose in Oscar’s business.

“The organizations wants four champions in every division just to earn a percentage from everybody. Then we have to pay for their mistakes. This is not fair to me. The WBC told me my offer was not reasonable to them. They told me I was not going to be the champion anymore. I don’t need their belt. I have enough belts in my house and with the money I saved, I can buy any belt I want. I can be the champion of whatever I want in my house.”



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Santo Domingo

By Robert Coster

Euri Gonzalez 152 vs. Geyson Bastardo 154
(WBA Fedecaribe Jr middleweight Title)

William Encarnacion 121.5 vs. John Edward Casado 121.75
(WBA Fedecaribe Jr featherweight title)

Ricardo Solano 134 vs. Kelvin Toribio 135
(WBA Fedecaribe lightweight title)

Carlos Adames 150.5 vs. Deivi Caceres 149.5
Alberto Puello 142.5 vs. Ramon De la Cruz 140
Chastity Martin 127 vs. Nairobi Basilio 127

Chastity Martin, 21, making pro debut. She was ranked 2 nationally in the USA and Florida Golden Gloves Champion 2012

Venue: Jaragua Renaissance Resort Hotel, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Promoter: Manguita Promotions (Cesar Mercedes)
TV: CDN Channel 28



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

David Haye set to return, new trainer Shane McGuigan

By James Slater

Former cruiserweight king David Haye, who also claimed the WBA heavyweight title during an accomplished career that appeared to be finished after major shoulder surgery ended his plans to face Tyson Fury some months back, is set to return to the ring next year. Speaking exclusively with The Lad Bible, in a story that has generated plenty of interest, in the UK especially, Haye announced how he has been working out under new coach Shane McGuigan, the son of Irish featherweight legend Barry and the current trainer of unbeaten super-bantamweight king Carl Frampton.

Haye, who last fought in the summer of 2012, knocking out Dereck Chisora in the 5th-round of a grudge-match, has asked fans to tell him just who he should fight in his comeback, which will presumably go ahead in the early months of 2016. There are a number of intriguing match-ups that could involve Haye, who, at age 35 and after a career that thus far hasn’t dished out an extraordinary amount of punishment, may well have plenty let to offer the heavyweights – and one possible fight with Olympic hero Anthony Joshua has already been mentioned by some fans. (more…)



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham-Murray final press conference

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Photo: Sebastian Heger

Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) insists he has left no stone unturned in preparation for his WBO world super middleweight championship contest with Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. Speaking at today’s final pre-fight press conference, ‘King Arthur’ detailed his ‘brutal’ training camp and declared himself ready to beat the British challenger.

“This has been one of the toughest camps of my career,” said Abraham. “My coach Ulli Wegner and his assistant Georg Bramowski have pushed me to my limits. It’s been brutal at times, but it will all be worthwhile when my hand is raised on Saturday night. Martin is a good boxer and I expect him to give me a hard fight, but there is no way he is taking my title!”

Murray, who is contesting his first title at 168 lbs following three attempts at middleweight, shares the champion’s confidence and has vowed not to leave Germany without Abraham’s WBO belt.

“We’ve been studying Arthur carefully and I believe I’ve got him beat,” said the 33-year-old Brit. “He is a great fighter, but he’s not changed his style in years, and in my opinion, he’s not evolved. It’s going to be a tough fight but I know it’s well within me to win. I won’t be leaving Germany without the title!”



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

“Zurdo” Ramirez risks title shot Friday

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank


Undefeated IBF/WBO #1, WBC/WBA #2 rated super middleweight Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (32-0, 24 KOs) risks his forthcoming world title fight against Gevorg Khatchikian (22-1, 10 KOs) on Friday night at The Chelsea inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. “I know what is at stake in this fight and that is why we prepared so hard for it. I have a lot to lose, but is also very important to show everyone that I am ready for the title fight and that is what I will demonstrate on Friday,” said Ramirez.

The bout will be televised live on The MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV at 10:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Diego de la Hoya headlines Friday

Photo: Big Joe Miranda

Photo: Big Joe Miranda


By Miguel Maravilla

Undefeated super bantamweight Diego De La Hoya (12-0, 7 KOs) is set to headline when he takes on Giovanni “Lloviznas” Delgado (15-3, 9 KOs) on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas headlining the Estrella TV’S Boxeo Estelar telecast. We caught up with Diego as he talked about his upcoming fight and preparation.

“I feel good for this opportunity for Golden Boy in believing in me to be a headliner in Las Vegas. Not everyone gets to headline a card in Vegas, I feel really good about this,” Diego De La Hoya told Fightnews.com®.

Having prepared in the desert city of Coachella, California for seven weeks with his trainer Joel Diaz, De La Hoya said he had a good camp. “I feel happy. This was a great preparation. I’m fighting a tough opponent with a good record in Giovanni Delgado, but we’re ready to beat him.” (more…)



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Canelo a 3:1 favorite to beat Cotto

All eyes will be on Las Vegas Saturday night as lineal middleweight world champion Miguel Cotto takes on Canelo Alvarez in a highly anticipated matchup. The younger Alvarez is running as about a -300 favorite in the bout, while Cotto backers can get +225. If Alvarez wins, he will be WBC champion. If Cotto wins, the WBC title will be vacant, with interim champion Gennady Golovkin, who also hold the WBA and IBF belts, waiting in the wings.

Also on that card, the clash between WBC super featherweight champion Takashi Miura and challenger Francisco Vargas is a near pick’em…IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero is a -900 favorite to keep his belt against mandatory challenger Lee Haskins +600…and P4P super bantamweight Guillermo Rigondeaux is a 100:1 favorite to beat Drian Francisco +1600.

In Las Vegas on Friday night, top rated super middleweight Gilberto Ramirez, on his way to a world title shot, is a wide -3300 favorite to defeat Gevorg Khatchikian (+1000).

In European action, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham is a slight -125 favorite to retain his belt against Martin Murray +100 in Hannover, Germany. Also, in Manchester, England, hometown challenger Anthony Crolla is a -125 pick to dethrone WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez (+151). They battled to a draw in July.



November 18th, 2015

UFC

Scott Jorgensen: Act Three

Every great story is crafted the same way, broken down into three parts: rise, fall and rebound.

If a career in the cage can be viewed as a story, bantamweight Scott Jorgensen is ready to begin his third act . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Late results from El Paso

By David Finger

In a mild upset of sorts, gritty Louisiana-based lightweight Demond “Body Shot” Brock shocked El Paso’s own Oscar Valenzuela Saturday night in the latter’s hometown to win the WBC USNBC title. Brock took command early on when he rattled Valenzuela in the second and third rounds. However, Valenzuela fought back gamely in the fourth and fifth behind a devastating body attack. But Brock came back in the final three rounds to cement a unanimous decision in what ringsiders called a “fight of the year candidate” for the city of El Paso. With the win Brock improves to 10-3, 3 KOs while the local prospect drops to 9-2-1, 5 KOs. Scores were 80-72, 78-74, and 77-75. (more…)



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Danny Green calls out Anthony Mundine for a rematch

Anthony Joshua resigns with Matchroom Boxing

Laila Ali not shocked to see Holly Holm’s win over Ronda Rousey

What Floyd Mayweather thinks about Rousey’s loss



November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo grand arrival photos

Photos: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation/Golden Boy

Lineal middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and challenger Canelo Alvarez made their grand arrivals Tuesday at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. They collide in a major PPV showdown on Saturday. Only Alvarez will be eligible to win the WBC title, after Cotto was stripped due to a dispute over the sanctioning fee.

By the way, the officials working Cotto-Canelo are referee Robert Byrd and judges Burt Clements, Dave Moretti and John McKaie.

Suggested PPV price is $69.95 for HD, $59.95 for SD.

Cotto and Alvarez still have to make a 155lb catch weight for the fight.

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November 18th, 2015

Boxing News

Daniel Jacobs Brooklyn Media Workout

Photos: Ed Diller/DiBella Entertainment

WBA “regular” middleweight world champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs hosted a media workout Tuesday at Gleason’s Gym in his hometown of Brooklyn as they prepares for his battle against undefeated former champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin on Saturday, December 5 at Barclays Center.

“I think my skills are an advantage,” said Jacobs. “Skills pay the bills. At the end of the day I have a lot of skills over ‘Kid Chocolate.’ Speed is one. He’s probably a bigger puncher and naturally heavier. With all that power, he has to get to me. He has to be able to land those shots.

“I’m going to adjust. I love knockouts. If I can end it with a knockout that’s what I’ll do. But I have to use my skills and my advantages. (more…)



November 17th, 2015

Twitter Watch

Cotto: I have plenty of belts

Miguel Cotto, who was stripped of the WBC middleweight title earlier today, balked after reportedly being asked to pay a $300k sanctioning fee, plus an $800k step-aside fee to Gennady Golovkin.

Speaking of belts, Saturday’s mega-clash between Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Canelo (45-1-1, 32 KOs) is now touted as being for the “Ring Magazine” middleweight world championship. Of course, Ring Magazine is owned by Canelo’s promoter Oscar de la Hoya.



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing returns to Hobbs, NM, on Dec 19

By David Finger

After a layoff of over a year, the boxing-hungry city of Hobbs, New Mexico will get an opportunity to see some of their local prospects step in the ring again on December 19th at the Lea County Event Center. In the main event local middleweight prospect Gerardo Quintana (4-1-1, 3 KOs) gets a second shot at undefeated Robert Sanders (1-0, 1 KO) from Lubbock, Texas. Quintana and Sanders were originally slated to fight each other on the undercard of the Jennifer Han-Helen Joseph IBF championship fight last month in El Paso. However the fight was scrapped at the last minute. For both fighters a win would almost certainly establish them as one of the best super middleweight prospect in the Southwest, whereas a loss would all but end the discussion. Quintana, a fighter with above average power, is coming in off a layoff of nearly two years and questions remain about how much ring rust he will be bringing with him when he steps in the squared circle. The undefeated Sanders has only one win against a limited opponent and many questions remain about how he will handle a serious opponent like Quintana. (more…)



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Sulaiman on Canelo vs Cotto

Video: Pepe Rodriguez



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

WBC strips Cotto, Canelo gets vacant belt with win

Official WBC Statement: The World Boxing Council worked tirelessly through a process that began over two years ago to secure the celebration of the highly anticipated fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. The WBC is proud of that accomplishment that is giving boxing fans around the world a very important fight to see.

After several weeks of communications, countless attempts and good faith time extensions trying to preserve the fight as a WBC World Championship, Miguel Cotto and his promotion did not agree to comply with the WBC Rules & Regulations, while Saúl Alvarez has agreed to do so. Accordingly, the WBC must rule on the matter prior to the fight.

The WBC hereby announces that effective immediately has withdrawn recognition of Miguel Cotto as WBC World Middleweight Champion. If Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wins the fight against Cotto, he will be recognized as the WBC middleweight world champion. (more…)



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Abraham motivated for Murray challenge

Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) aims to extend his domination of the 168 lbs division with a victory over Martin Murray (32-2-1, 15 KOs) on Saturday, November 21 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. The 35 year-old has wins over Nikola Sjekloca, Paul Smith and Robert Stieglitz since reclaiming his WBO World title in March 2014, and as he prepares for a fifth successive defense, ‘King Arthur’ reveals his reasons for selecting the British boxer as a voluntary challenger.

”At this stage of my career, I don’t want to fight any easy opponents,” says Abraham. ”I need fights that will motivate me, and that is why we chose Murray.

”He has challenged for World titles before and against Sturm, Martinez and especially Golovkin he has already boxed three World-class opponents. I know this is a dangerous fight and that has given me the motivation I need.” (more…)



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Randy Caballero Set To Return Saturday vs. Haskins

By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy

Undefeated IBF bantamweight champion Randy Caballero (22-0, 13 KOs) is set to return to the ring after a long year of inactivity as he will square off against Lee Haskins (32-3, 14 KOs) of England. Caballero defends his title this Saturday November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “I am excited. Being out a year, the whole layoff walking into this fight, I am excited to get back. I can’t wait,” said the world champion from Coachella, California. “I am anxious to get back. I’m hungry and ready to defend my title. You’ll see an impressive Randy Caballero.”

Training in the desert in the Coachella valley, Caballero held camp in his hometown of Coachella with is his trainer Joel Diaz in preparation for Haskins. “Camp has been amazing. I can honestly say this is by far the best camp I’ve ever had. My body feels amazing, I feel like a whole different person inside that gym and ring,” Caballero told Fightnews.com®. (more…)



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Meet & Greet the Legends this Thursday plus win two tickets to Canelo vs. Cotto

Meet some of the Legends of boxing and help a great cause this Thursday (November 19th) as the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame (NVBHOF) host a “Meet & Greet the Legends and Boxing Art Exhibit” (from 7p to 9p) at Art of Music inside Mandalay Place. This is your chance to be up close and personal with some of your favorite boxing legends and have the opportunity to get your picture taken to capture the moment. You will also have a chance to “Feel like a Champ” and have your picture taken with an Official WBC Championship Belt.

Tickets are $50 each (plus a service charge) and are available at EventBrite.com or call 702.597.9401. Each ticket comes with a entry to a raffle to win 2 tickets to Saturday’s sold-out battle of Canelo vs. Cotto at the Mandalay Bay Hotel ($1,300 value).



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Cotto-Canelo Grand Arrival info

WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and challenger Canelo Alvarez will make their grand arrivals today at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Main Casino Floor (directly outside of the House of Blues). Alvarez will arrive at 1PM. Cotto will arrive at 2PM. Of course, this event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!



November 17th, 2015

UFC

Alves Out; Masvidal In vs. Henderson

With Thiago Alves forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night bout against Benson Henderson due to injury, Jorge Masvidal has agreed to step up and face the former UFC champ on November 28 in South Korea . . . Click here for more at UFC.com
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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT MONTERREY is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Saturday, November 21 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua inks with Matchroom for three more years

Promoter Eddie Hearn has announced that unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua has signed a new exclusive three-year promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. The Olympic gold medal hero has raced to 14-0 in the paid ranks with 14 devastating KOs under the guidance of Hearn, and has penned the new deal ahead of headlining his the sold-out event on December 12 at The O2 in London where he faces bitter amateur rival Dillian Whyte for the British and Commonwealth titles. The 25-year-old has quickly become a fans’ favourite since making his pro debut at the Greenwich venue in October 2013. Already world rated, Joshua is pegged to be a legitimate heavyweight contender when he steps up the level of opposition.



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Nigel Benn set to renew feud with Chris Eubank

Carl Froch talks about his baby’s fight for survival

Ricky Hatton pays tribute to Eamonn Magee Jr.



November 17th, 2015

Boxing News

DeGale: I am the best super middleweight out there

Photo: Frank Coppi/Matchroom Boxing

Photo: Frank Coppi/Matchroom Boxing


Two days before he departs for Canada, IBF Super Middleweight World Champion James “Chunky” DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs) held an open media workout at the Stonebridge Boxing Club in London as he nears completion of a 10-plus week training camp for his Showtime-televised title defense against former world champion and Canadian fan favorite, Lucian Bute (32-2, 25 KOs) on November 28 at the Vidéotron Centre of Quebec City.

Here’s what he had to say on Monday:

James DeGale: “I think I am the best super middleweight out there right now. There are hard fights in the division. Badou Jack is a good fighter, but I think I beat him and beat him well if I stay switched on for the full 12 rounds. Arthur Abraham is still a tough customer and hopefully Martin Murray can do the business. I think he will beat him, although it’s hard to win in Germany. (more…)



November 16th, 2015




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