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Fight for Water 3 Weights

Fight for Water 3 Weights

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Jose Ramirez 140.8 vs. David Rodela 141.4 Andy Ruiz 272.6 vs. Kenny Lemos 266.2 Michael Finney 151.6 vs. Wilkins Santiago ...

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143 lbs!  Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

143 lbs! Pacquiao already on weight for November 22 clash with Algieri

Photo: Ping Nepo Eight-division world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao put on an awesome display at his media workout on Friday. Members of the ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Sumio Yamada WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt ...

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Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Fonfara: If I want to think about a rematch with Adonis, I must beat guys like Ngumbu

Photos: Esther Lin/SHOWTIME Crowd-pleasing Windy City fan favorite Andrzej "Chicago’s Polish Prince" Fonfara (25-3, 1 NC, 15 KOs), who’s been training in Big ...

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Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

Yamanaka keeps WBC 118lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda WBC bantamweight champ, unbeaten southpaw Japanese Shinsuke Yamanaka (22-0-2, 16 KOs), 118, successfully kept his belt as he ...

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Full Report: Yamanaka keeps WBC

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Boxing News

Team Sauerland inks George Groves

Team Sauerland has announced the signing of George Groves (19-1, 15 KOs). The 26 year-old super middleweight star has put pen to paper and signed a long term promotional contract ahead of his Wembley Stadium mega-fight with Carl Froch for the WBA and IBF world super middleweight titles.

“I am extremely pleased to have signed with Team Sauerland,” said Groves. “I have boxed on their shows in the past and have known Kalle and Nisse (Sauerland) for years. The shows they put on in Europe are phenomenal. This is definitely a step in the right direction for me as I look to build my name not only across Europe but all around the world. I feel that now I have the right team in place to help me achieve everything I need to in boxing.”

Said promoter Kalle Sauerland: “We are proud to have won the race for George’s signature and look forward to guiding one of the most exciting talents on the planet. We are sure that George will write boxing history and delighted that we will be a part of the journey on a personal and business level.”



May 20th, 2014



Boxing News

Showtime to televise five fights from Montreal on Saturday

On Saturday, Showtime network will air five fights from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. In the headliner, Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (23-1, 20 KOs) defends his WBC light heavyweight championship against Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara (25-2, 15 KOs). Prior to Stevenson-Fonfara, the telecast will include two 10-round fights with middleweight KO artist David Lemieux (31-2, 29 KOs) against Fernando Guerrero (26-2, 19 KOs) and unbeaten jr middleweight Jermell Charlo (23-0, 11 KOs) against Charlie Ota (24-1-1, 16 KOs).

Two additional ten-rounders can be seen on Showtime Extreme with unbeaten jr middleweight Julian “J-Rock” Williams (15-0-1, 9 KOs) facing Michael Medina (26-4-2, 19 KOs) and world-ranked light heavyweight Eleider Alvarez (14-0, 8 KOs) meeting Alexander Johnson (15-1, 6 KOs).

The Showtime telecast starts at 9PM ET/PT and the Showtime Extreme telecast begins two hours prior.



May 20th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

It’s “time to rumble” with Bruce and Michael Buffer on HBO’s “Real Sports”: More

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday on a copyright lawsuit over the classic boxing movie “Raging Bull.” More

Former champ Nathan Cleverly sets his sights on Tony Bellew. More

Joe Calzaghe insists he will not come out of retirement to face the winner of Groves vs. Froch. More



May 20th, 2014

Boxing News

IBF 2014 Convention opens in Atlantic City

Report/photos Boxing Bob Newman

The 31st IBF annual convention kicked off right where it started 31years ago at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. A casual cocktail party was held Sunday evening at the Capriccio room on the hotel property. Monday began with a private board meeting from 9 a.m. until noon. After lunch, the first general session commenced.

IBF president Daryl Peoples took to the podium and expressed great pleasure with the expected turn out for this year’s meeting. Originally, after the vote at last year’s convention in Berlin, Germany, it was thought San Diego was going to host this year’s gathering. After rethinking that locale, President Peoples opined that “I bet most of you are glad we’re not out in California right now as that area is on fire,” referring to the wild fires that have been burning across Southern California for several weeks now. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Andrzej Fonfara media day in Montreal

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Wearing the famous Chicago Blackhawks jersey, Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KO) spent almost 90 minutes training in front of the media before Saturday’s challenge against current WBC light-heavyweight beltholder Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO). “Chicago always supports Chicago – this is why I’m wearing the Stanley Cup champions’ jersey. I also want to become a champion coming this Saturday,” said the ‘Polish Prince.’

“Montreal promoters are hosting my team in a very friendly manner. But we’re not here for a vacation, I’m here to prove my worth. To prove my skills. People know about my power, but they – and Adonis – should be ready for much more this Saturday at the Bell Centre.”



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

HBO Latino/HBO2 twinbill announced for May 31

On Saturday, May 31, boxing returns to The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas. The main event will feature former world champion Javier “El Abejon” Fortuna (24-0-1, 18 KOs) taking on heavy-handed contender Juan Antonio Rodriguez (26-4, 23 KOs) for 10 rounds in the super featherweight division. The co-feature will pit undefeated contender Luis Rosa (16-0, 7 KOs) against the once-beaten, top 10-rated Luis “Orlandito” Del Valle (18-1, 13 KOs) for 10 rounds in the super bantamweight division.

Also scheduled to appear on the card in a special attraction eight-round middleweight bout will be former WBA junior middleweight world champion and “The Contender” champion, WBA #10-rated Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (25-3-2, 8 KOs) taking on once-beaten Samuel Rogers (14-1, 8 KOs). Additional bouts and a complete list of the undercard will be announced soon. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Statement from Lou DiBella on Yuri Foreman’s shock retirement

“Yuri Foreman has been training hard for his fight on June 7th against Jorge Melendez. At this moment, there is a dispute within Yuri’s team that does not involve DiBella Entertainment. Yuri has worked very hard on his comeback to get to an opportunity like this. Lou DiBella and DBE have a great working and personal relationship with Yuri. We are awaiting a phone call and hope to see him fight on June 7th at MSG. This will be resolved very shortly.”

Editor’s Note: Melendez vs. Foreman is one of the TV fights announced for the Cotto-Martinez pay-per-view telecast, but Foreman posted the following on his Facebook page about an hour ago:

Dear Friends! Unknowingly I signed a very harmful contract regarding my boxing career. I tried all possible ways to free myself from it, but nothing else I can do, than announce my retirement from boxing. So from now I’m on to bigger and better things. Much blessings!



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Ushona retains WBO Africa title for fifth time

By Ron Jackson

Bethuel Ushona of Namibia the WBO number one ranked welterweight retained his WBO Africa title for the fifth time when he stopped Ebenezar Lantei Lamptey from Ghana in the tenth round at the Oshikoto Park in the Oshikoto region of Namibia on Saturday night. The better boxing of Ushona dominated throughout the first nine rounds and after a barrage of blows to the head in the tenth round referee Timo Haikonda stepped in to wave the fight off.

On the same card Paulus Ambunda won the vacant WBA and IBF super bantamweight titles when he outpointed Cristian Palma from Chile over 12 rounds. The scores were 116-112, 119-109 and 120-113. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Ennis to face Gonzalez May 30 in Philly

On May 30th Cool Boxing Promotions has put to together another card at the PA Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in Philadelphia PA. Headlining the show is the return of former USBA junior middleweight titleholder Derek “Pooh” Ennis (24-4-1, 13 KOs) as he faces the dangerous southpaw, Lester “El Cubanito” Gonzalez (12-13-4, 6 KOs) in an eight round middleweight contest. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

GIANT Marquez-Alvarado Photo Gallery

By Miguel Maravilla at ringside
Photos: Big Joe Miranda

In a WBO welterweight eliminator, future Hall of Famer Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) scored a clear twelve round unanimous decision over Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) in front of 12,090 boxing fans on Saturday night as boxing made its triumphant return to the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Bernard Hopkins visits Shriners Hospital

1231Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins spent his afternoon with champions of a different sort. The Philadelphia boxing legend recognized “National Hospital Week” as he took time to visit with and sign autographs for patients, doctors and nurses at Shriners Hospital for Children. The patients are from around the world and are being treated for various illnesses at the state-of-the-art facility in The City of Brotherly Love.

“Today was a day that I won’t forget,” said Hopkins. “I fight in the ring, but these kids are fighting for their lives. I’m inspired by their strength, will and determination. Seeing the smiles on their faces brought me so much happiness and I thank the amazing doctors and nurses at Shriners for everything they are doing for these kids.”

For more information or to donate to Shriners Hospital for Children visit their website: http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/

Photo credit: Bernard Hopkins Instagram (@bhopdaalien)



May 19th, 2014

UFC

Michael Chiesa vs. The World

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May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Buglioni makes comeback at York Hall

Super middleweight Frank Buglioni returns from his first career defeat against Sergey Khomitsky in April when he headlines on July 16 at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Buglioini will take on Sam Couzens for a regional title. The show will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation. “It was a hard lesson to learn, but I’m still here, I’ve learnt from it and I’m more determined than ever to reach my goal of becoming world champion,” said Buglioni.



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Alcine-Rodriguez Full Report

By Dave Spencer

Montreal dusted off a relic as moth-balled Olympic Stadium provided the venue for this past weeks ESPN Friday Night Fights and a couple of veteran fighters hoped for an impressive showing to move forward with their careers. Turns out both Joachim Alcine (35-7-2 21KO) and Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-4 16KO) will live to see another day as the pair fought to a ten round draw in a battle in which both sides thought they had done enough to win.

Judge Jack Woodburn saw things for the hometown fighter Alcine with a 96-94 scorecard while Benoit Roussel scored the action for the visiting Rodriguez, 97-93. Judge Pasquale Procopio scored things even at 95-95.

The decision did not sit well with Rodriguez particularly. “I still believe I won the fight cleanly. He never caught me with a clean punch and was never able to hurt me,” said the veteran who was making his record 17th appearance on the ESPN telecast. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Dunn stays unbeaten

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Unbeaten Australian super middleweight prospect Zac Dunn (13-0, 11 KOs) stopped South Korean Kyung-Suk Kwak (10-10, 7 KOs) in round two of a scheduled ten round WBC regional title bout at Shoppingtown Hotel, Doncaster, Victoria, Australia on Friday. Dunn has defeated several imports and was recently working as chief sparring partner to IBF #1 middleweight Sam Soliman who challenges Felix Sturm on May 31 in Germany. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

WBO #15 Murdock stops Allen

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

WBO #15 super middleweight Rohan Murdock (14-1, 11 KOs) stopped Jody Allen (2-16) in round one of scheduled eight round main event at Nerang PCYC, Queensland, Australia on Friday. Referee Paul Tapley called it off at 2.44. Murdock scheduled to meet former world super middleweight challenger Serge Yannick on July 30. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Dmitry Chudinov: Thousands of Russians will see me knockout Patrick Nielsen

Patrick Nielsen faces the toughest test of his career when he travels to Moscow to challenge Dmitry Chudinov for the interim WBA World Middleweight title. Chudinov, who is currently undefeated in fourteen professional contests, claimed the WBA interim strap with the sixth-round technical knockout of Columbian veteran Juan Camilo Novoa in December. The 27 year-old from Serpukhov, Russia has no intention of giving up his title when he meets Nielsen at the Mytishchi Arena on June 1st. (more…)



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Manny Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, says he wasn’t impressed with Juan Manual Marquez’s performance on Saturday night. More

Marquez-Pacquiao V still up in the air: More

Boxer-turn-politician Jameel “Big Time” McCline seeks a knockout blow to Alcee Hastings. More

Gennady Golovkin has a date and location for next bout. More



May 19th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson-St. John Full Report

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photo: Lee Love

In front of a raucous, partisan crowd at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Center in Annandale, VA. Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA successfully defended her WIBA Welterweight championship with a second-round TKO over former world champion Mia “The Knockout” St. John of Oxnard, CA. Nelson was truly the aggressor throughout the contest, landing her left hand repeatedly. Early in the second round, Nelson landed a crushing left hand that sent St. John on wobbly legs. The bout was stopped at the 42-second mark of the second round when referee Steve Smoger deemed St. John unfit to continue.

“I was shocked,” Nelson said when asked whether she was surprised at the outcome. “She came to me aggressively and I was used to that because I spar with boys so I just reacted and that’s what happened.”

Nelson scores her first professional knockout and remains undefeated at 9-0-3, one KO. St. John falls to 47-14-2, 18 KOs. (more…)



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Jhonny Gonzalez Update

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By Gabriel F. Cordero

On Saturday Mexican WBC featherweight world champion Jhonny Gonzalez weighed in at 131.75 pounds to meet the mandatory WBC pre-weight one week prior to defending his world crown on Saturday in Acapulco, Mexico against Guyanese challenger Clive “Punisher “Atwell.

Gonzalez closed his preparations with sparring on Saturday and will now keep physically active during fight week. He conducted his camp at the Romanza Gym in Mexico City and also in the Nevado de Toluca mountains.



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Fonfara: I’m ready to be a new world champion

By Przemek Garczarczyk

Both challenger Andrzej Fonfara (25-2, 15 KO) and WBC light heavyweight titleholder Adonis Stevenson (23-1, 20 KO) were perfectly ready for their mandatory 7-day weigh-ins at Casino Montreal on Saturday. Stevenson was 182.5 pounds, Fonfara was 182 and the Polish challenger was not afraid to bring his message to Quebec. “I’m ready to be a new world champion. I will prove that on May 24,” said the “Polish Prince.”



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Marquez on 5th Pacquiao fight: We will rest, then my team and I will make a decision to see what’s best for me

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By Miguel Maravilla
Photo: Big Joe Miranda

“I knew Mike Alvarado was tough and strong, I expected a tough hard fight,” Juan Manuel Marquez said following his unanimous decision win over Mike Alvarado at the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood, California. “I wanted to give the fans a great fight, like what has defined this arena….As they say, age doesn’t matter. This was a great fight. This fight is for all the Mexican fans who have supported me.”

[Regarding a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao] “We will rest, then my team and I will make a decision to see what’s best for me.”

Promoter Bob Arum stated “It was a great fight, a very good way to return to the Forum.”

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The Forum show attracted 12,090 boxing fans. In addition, another Top Rank show taking place the same night 200 miles north in Fresno drew over 7,000 fans.



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Ikeyama, Kuroki win WBO 102lb, WBC 105lb female belts in Osaka, Japan

By Joe Koizumi
Photos by Boxing Beat

A female world title twinbill took place on Saturday in Osaka, Japan, with a couple of Japanese girls emerging victorious as new champions.

44-year-old Japanese Nao Ikeyama (14-3-1, 4 KOs), 102, became the WBO’s first 102-pound champ as she put on an incredibly fast pace and battered previously unbeaten Filipino southpaw Jessebelle Pagaduan (6-1, 4 KOs), 102, from pillar to post en route to a lopsided decision (99-91 twice and 98-92) in an elimination bout for ten hot rounds. Also, pretty Japanese southpaw Yuko Kuroki (11-4-1, 6 KOs), 104.25, captured the WBC 105-pound belt as she kept dancing all night and earned a close but unanimous verdict (96-94 twice and 97-93) over defending titlist Mari Ando (11-7, 5 KOs), 104.75, over ten. (more…)



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Nelson defends WIBA title with second-round TKO over St. John

By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside

In front of a raucous, partisan crowd at the Northern Virginia Community College’s Ernst Center in Annandale, VA. Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, VA successfully defended her WIBA Welterweight championship with a second-round TKO over former world champion Mia “The Knockout” St. John of Oxnard, CA.

Nelson was truly the aggressor throughout the contest, landing her left hand repeatedly. Early in the second round, Nelson landed a crushing left hand that sent St. John on wobbly legs. The bout was stopped at the 42-second mark of the second round when referee Steve Smoger deemed St. John unfit to continue.

Nelson scores her first professional knockout and remains undefeated at 9-0-3, one KO. St. John falls to 47-14-2, 18 KO’s. Full report on the card to follow.



May 18th, 2014

Boxing News

Narvaez KOs Garcia in Argentina

WBO super flyweight champion Omar Andres Narvaez (42-1-2, 23 KOs) retained his title with a fourth round KO over Antonio Garcia (13-2, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the Anfiteatro Municipal in Villa Maria, Cordoba, Argentina. A hook to the liver ended the fight. Garcia had failed to make weight for the bout.



May 18th, 2014




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