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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Andy Samuelson/Premier Boxing Champions Robert Guerrero: "We started off the year good with the Garcia fight. I thought I won ...

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Photos: Michael Sterling Eaton, Neo Nostalgia WBC, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was unusually blunt during a media workout at The ...

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Photos: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions Undefeated super middleweight prospect Caleb "Sweet Hands" Plant (14-0, 10 KOs) scored a one-sided ten round unanimous decision ...

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

By Boxing Bob Newman Photo: Bob Newman Until April 15, 2016, barely anyone in the boxing world knew who Mason Menard was- that is, ...

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Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

Filipino Dacquel keeps OPBF 115lb belt against Onaga

By Joe Koizumi Photos by Boxing Beat Filipino champ Rene Dacquel successfully retained his OPBF super-flyweight belt when he was trailing on points, badly ...

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Guerrero-Peralta Flash Quotes

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Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch are acting like clowns

Golovkin: Canelo, Eubank, Saunders, Froch

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Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De Angel

Plant remains unbeaten, dominates De

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Rising star Mason Menard ready for a big fight

Rising star Mason Menard ready

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UFC

TUF Finale: Edgar Knocks Out Mendes

Frankie Edgar sent the crowd crazy as he knocked Chad Mendes out in the first round with a right-left combo. As soon as Mendes hit the deck it was over, a KO for Edgar at 2:28 . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

Watch the Post-Fight Press Conference following the fight

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December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Omaha, Nebraska

Mike Lee 179.2 vs. Mike Sawyer 179
Richard Carmack 351 vs. Preston King 257
Treven Coleman 132 vs. Gregorio Perez 132
Brian Houston 199 vs. Scott Futrell 195
Abel Soriano 118 vs. Nicholas Brand 118
Richard Carmack 351 VS Preston King 257
Guy Smith Jr 147 vs. Anthony Nelson 147
George Carter Jr 167.8 vs. Shane Moore 167.5
Alfredo Orlando Martinez 140 vs. Devin Sipes 140

Venue: Ramada Inn Convention Center, Omaha, Nebraska
Promoter: B&B Boxing Promotions



December 12th, 2015


Boxing News

Weights from Glendale, California

Sullivan Barrera 172 vs. Karo Murat 174
(IBF light heavyweight eliminator)
Pedro Campa 140 vs. Aaron Herrera 140
Arif Magomedov 159 vs. Jonathan Tavira 159
Egidijus Kavaliauskas 150.3 vs. Pablo Munguia 156.3
Arnold Barboza Jr 143 vs. Rony Alvarado 143
Pedro Duran 129 vs. Victor Capaceta 130

Venue Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California
Promoter Top Rank/Main Events
TV HBO Latino



December 12th, 2015


Boxing News

Verdejo demolishes Dos Santos

Photos: Sumio Yamada

Undefeated Puerto Rican star Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (19-0, 14 KOs) defended his WBO Latino lightweight title with a spectacular second round KO over against Brazil’s Josenilson Dos Santos (25-3, 15 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A massive Verdejo right hand dropped Dos Santos. He regained his feet and wobbled around the ring promoting a referee’s stoppage. Time was 2:21. Another impressive performance by Verdejo!

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December 12th, 2015


Boxing News

Donaire beats Juarez to win WBO 122lb title

By Karl Freitag
Photos: Sumio Yamada

The “Filipino Flash” is a world champion again. In a clash for the vacant WBO jr featherweight title, WBO #2 rated Nonito Donaire (36-3, 23 KOs) won an exciting twelve round unanimous decision over #1 Cesar Juarez (17-3, 13 KOs) on Friday night at the Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Donaire dropped Juarez twice in round four and built up an early lead. Juarez stayed in the fight with heart and guts. Donaire continued to land big shots, but Juarez’ relentless aggression began to punish and bust up Donaire. Donaire regained control in the championship rounds. Appropriately, the fight ended with both fighters throwing bombs. Scores were 116-110, 116-110, 117-109.

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December 12th, 2015

Boxing News

Prograis, Zenunaj, Rolls, Bananchyk victorious

In a collision between unbeaten super lightweights, local prospect Regis Prograis (16-0, 13 KOs) scored an eighth round TKO over Abel Ramos (14-1-2, 9 KOs) on Friday night at the Bayou City Event Center in Houston, Texas. Prograis dominated all eight rounds before the bout was halted before round nine. Ramos suffered a cut over his left eye.

Lightweight Dardan Zenunaj (11-1, 9 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO over previously unbeaten Bryant Cruz (16-1, 8 KOs). Zenunaj knocked down Cruz in rounds four and seven, and Cruz didn’t come out for round eight.

In a battle of unbeaten middleweights, Steve Rolls (13-0, 7 KOs) recovered from a third round knockdown to stop Steed Woodall (8-1-1, 5 KOs) in round four. Time was 2:46.

In a clash of unbeaten super lightweights, Ivan Baranchyk (9-0, 8 KOs) demolished Shadi Shawareb (9-1-2, 5 KOs) in the first round. Baranchyk finished Shawareb with a left hook at 2:28.



December 11th, 2015

UFC

UFC 194 at the scales: Aldo, McGregor make weight

UFC 194, which is headlined by the featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor and the middleweight title fight between Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold , airs live on Pay Per View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm/7pm ETPT.

Main Event – UFC featherweight title
Jose Aldo (145) vs. Conor McGregor (145)

Co-Main Event – UFC middleweight title
Chris Weidman (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185)

Pay-Per-View Main Card
Yoel Romero (185) vs. Jacare Souza (186)
Gunnar Nelson (170) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Jeremy Stephens (145) vs. Max Holloway (146)

There are seven preliminary bouts that are set to begin at 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT on UFC FIGHT PASS. The second set of prelims air live and free on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 10pm/7pm ETPT.

FOX Sports 1 Prelims
Frankie Saenz (135) vs. Urijah Faber (136)
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (116) vs. Tecia Torres (116)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Warlley Alves (171)
Kevin Lee (156) vs. Leonardo Santos (156)

UFC FIGHT PASS Early Prelims
Magomed Mustafaev (155) vs. Joe Proctor (155.5)
Yancy Medeiros (155.5) vs. John Makdessi (156)
Marcio Alexandre (171) vs. Court McGee (170)

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December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Gamboa-Williams added to Dec 19 HBO card

A full night of action awaits fans at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on December 19 as heavyweight contender Bryant “Bye-Bye” Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) and undefeated WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis “The Real King Kong” Ortiz (23-0, 20 KOs) battle for the world title live on HBO Boxing After Dark. Former world champion Nicholas “Axe Man” Waters (26-0, 21 KOs) battles Jason “El Canito” Sosa (18-1-3, 14 KOs) in a 10-round junior lightweight matchup as the co-main.

Former world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (24-1, 17 KOs) returns to the ring as he squares off against Hylon Williams Jr. (16-1-1, 3 KOs) of Houston, in a 10-round lightweight bout airing on HBO Latino (tape delay). The HBO Latino portion will also include light heavyweight Yunieski Gonzalez (16-1, 12 KOs) against undefeated power-puncher Vyacheslav “Lion Heart – Chigonsky” Shabranskyy (14-0, 12 KOs) and former world title contender “King” Gabriel Rosado (21-9, 13 KOs) against former IBF welterweight world champion Joshua “Grand Master” Clottey (39-4, 22 KOs) in a 10-round middleweight fight. (more…)



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

NBC Weights from San Antonio

Omar Figueroa Jr 151 vs. Antonio DeMarco 149
Chris Arreola 236.5 vs. Travis Kauffman 236.5

Victor Ortiz 150 vs. Gilberto Sanchez-Leon 150
Terrell Gausha 154.5 vs. Said El Harrak 157.2
Hugo Centeno Jr 162.75 vs. Josue Obando 163.5

Mario Barrios 130 vs. Manuel Vides 129.5
Lanell Bellows 174.5 vs. Michael Gbenga 172
Justin DeLoach 155 vs. Santos Benevidez 154.2
Rickey Edwards 139.5 vs. Ariel Paez 142
Adam Lopez 124 vs. Eric Aiken 125
Semajay Thomas 140.5 vs. Farkhad Sharipov 140
Javier Rodriguez 121.5 vs. Alejandro Moreno 120.5
Brandon Figueroa 118.5 vs. Francisco Muro 120
Brandon Chaulker 127.5 vs. Rodolfo Zamora 132.5
Steve Hall 147.5 vs. Adam Ealoms 148.5

Venue: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Promoter: Leija*Battah
TV: NBC, NBCSN



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Moscow

Roy Jones Jr 197 vs. Enzo Maccarinelli 192

Venue: VTB Arena, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: Hrunov Promotions



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

UniMas Weights from Tucson

Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

Oscar Valdez 127.6 vs. Ernie Sanchez 127.4
Jose Benavidez 152.4 vs. Sidney Siqueira 145.6
Jesse Hart 171 vs. Andrik Saralegui 168.4
Esquiva Falcao 157.6 vs. Hector Munoz 157

Venue: Convention Center, Tucson, Arizona
Promoter: Top Rank
TV: UniMas

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December 11th, 2015

Scale Watch

WBC in Thieu, Belgium: Teffahi-Moore make weight

Islam Teffahi versus Sheldon Moore
Islam Teffahi and Sheldon Moore made weight earlier today for their WBC Silver Intl and WBC Francophone superwelter double titlefight tomorrow at the Centre sportif des Ascenseurs in Thieu, Belgium.

On the same card Timur Nikarkhoev will face Ramazi Gogichasvili for the vacant WBC Youth supermiddleweight title.

Islam Teffahi, 17-5-2(5), 68,900
Sheldon Moore, 15-3-1(10), 69,850
12×3 vacant WBC Silver Intl Superwelter and WBC Francophone Superwelter voluntary defence

Timur Nikarkhoev, 6-0-0(5), 75,500
Ramazi Gogichashvili, 20-8-2(9), 74,000
10×3 vacant WBC Youth Supermiddleweight

Date: Dec 12, 2015
Place: Thieu, Belgium
Arena: Centre sportif des Ascenseurs
Promoter: BC Bufi
(more…)



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from México City

By Gabriel F.Cordero

Yessica Chavez 111.5 vs. Simona Galassi 111.5
(WBC female flyweight world title)

Saúl Juárez 105 vs. Oswaldo Novoa 105

Venue: Blackberry Auditorium
Promoter: Promociones del Pueblo
TV: Televisa (Mexico)



December 11th, 2015

UFC

A Look at McGregor’s Winning Mentality

As a sports broadcaster, there’s nothing more satisfying than participating in a special event. With mixed martial arts being so young, we are constantly witnessing special moments as the sport continues to grow and produce exceptional athletes. My involvement in the sport began in 2005 and in these 10 years I have been lucky enough to witness many things, including the growth of women’s mixed martial arts, the explosion of Irish MMA and of course the rise of The Notorious, Conor McGregor . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Copenhagen

Patrick Nielsen 170.4 vs. Rudy Markussen 169.3
Micki Nielsen 200 vs. Konstantin Semerdjiev 200
Dennis Ceylan 126.3 vs. Walter Estrada 125.6
Tim Robin Lihaug 168.4 vs. Joszef Racz 167.5
Kai Robin Havnaa 197 vs. Lukasz Zygmunt 200
Abdul Khattab 159.8 vs. Francisco Cordero 160
Landry Kore 159.8 vs. Valentin Stoychev 158.7
Dina Thorslund 120.5 vs. Jasmina Nadj 119
Deion Jumah 180.3 vs. Vasyl Kondor 176.3

Venue: Brondby Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Promoter: Sauerland Event



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Mitchell, Barroso make weight

Kevin Mitchell 134.5 vs. Ismael Barroso 134.5
(WBA interim world lightweight title)

Anthony Joshua 245 vs. Dillian Whyte 247
Tony Bellew 199 vs. Mateusz Masternak 199.4
Chris Eubank Jr 160.25 vs. Gary O’Sullivan 159.5
Paul Malignaggi 146.5 vs. Antonio Moscatiello 147.25

Venue: O2 Arena, London
Promoter: Matchroom
TV: Sky (UK)



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Campa-Herrera workout pics

Photos: Chri Farina/Top Rank

A real train wreck is expected in Saturday’s HBO Latino-televised ten round clash between Mexican welterweights Pedro “Roca” Campa (19-0, 16 KOs) and Aaron “La Joya” Herrera (29-3-1, 18 KOs) at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale, California. Also on the telecast, undefeated light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera (16-0, 11 KOs) will face Karo Murat (27-2-1, 17 KOs) in an IBF eliminator bout for the right to challenge WBO, WBA, and IBF world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (28-0-1, 25 KOs) in 2016, and undefeated local phenom Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov (16-0, 9 KOs) takes on southpaw Jonatan “Oso” Tavira (12-3, 9 KOs) in a 10 round bout. All six boxers took part in an open workout on Thursday at the famed Glendale Fighting Glub (GFC).

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December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing back in Toronto tonight

Boxing returns to Toronto tonight at the Mattamy Events Center with the second promotional event presented by local businessman Lee Baxter. Baxter’s debut show took place this past August. “We had a good draw the first time around. I wasn’t surprised as Toronto fans are very passionate about sports. I will do my part to continue that trend for fans with boxing in Toronto,” said Baxter, whose famed tattoo parlor FY Ink’s celebrity client list includes such names as Justin Bieber, Drake, NBA basketball star Chris Bosh, and many more.

The main event will feature local favorite Samuel Vargas (22-2-1, 12 KOs) taking on Robson Assis (15-1, 8 KOs). It’s scheduled for 10 rounds with the WBA-NABA interim welterweight title on the line. The co-feature will have unbeaten Brandon Brewer (16-0-1, 8 KOs) vs local favorite Junmar Emon (6-2, 2KOs) in an 8 round junior middleweight bout. Also lightweight Mario Perez (18-7-4, 11 KOs) faces Joel Montes de Oca (18-4, 10 KOs) in an eight round bout.

Baxter’s famed tattoo parlor FY Ink’s celebrity client list includes such names as Justin Bieber, Drake, NBA basketball star Chris Bosh, and many more.



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Kevin Barry high on WBO #15 Izuagbe Ugonoh

Photo: Dave Cameron

Photo: Dave Cameron


By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Trainer Kevin Barry has been doing a great job with heavyweight contender Joseph Parker, but Barry also high on another heavyweight: WBO #15 heavyweight Izuagbe Ugonoh (15-0, 12 KOs) who stopped Mexico’s Vicente Sanchez (15-5, 10 KO’s) in one round of a scheduled ten round bout at Hamilton, New Zealand last Saturday. Ugonoh, 6’5, was born in Szczecin, Poland in 1986 and is now based in Las Vegas, living with Barry and Parker.

“Izu is a tremendous talent,” said Barry. “A former world kickboxing champion. I first met him in Las Vegas when he came to spar with Joseph Parker. He was training with different trainers and not getting any fights – he had no direction. He came to see me – I had a very good thing going with Joseph – I wanted to be careful that if I was going to bring someone into our training camp and into my house that they had to have the right chemistry and be the right person. Things have worked out incredibly well. Izu had his first fight for me in October of 2014 and has had six fights in New Zealand and now rated WBO #15. He is a very gifted athlete with very long arms. I’m excited about Izu and attribute much of the rise and success of Joseph Parker to the day to day training with Izu.”



December 11th, 2015

UFC

Rockhold and Weidman Ready to Make Noise

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman sat quietly as question after question was directed toward UFC 194 headliners Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor during the final press conference for Saturday’s event at MGM Grand . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Jason “Black Hammer” Radebe dies

By Ron Jackson

Former South African black lightweight champion Jason “Black Hammer” Radebe died in Alexandra near Johannesburg last Sunday after a short illness. He was 82. He never rose to great heights, but he was on his way to the top when his career ended unexpectedly. Known as a devastating body puncher, Radebe was respected by opponents and admired by boxing enthusiasts during the 1950s in what was then known as Transvaal. (more…)



December 11th, 2015

UFC

Fight Night Las Vegas 2015: Namajunas Wins By Submission

Rose Namajunas got the submission win by rear naked choke at 2:25 in the 5th Round – dominating the fight from the outset. But what heart from Paige VanZant, who survived eight takedowns and five submission attempts, including several armbars that saw her arm twist and turn in several directions . . . Click here for full results

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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

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Muhammad Ali takes on Donald Trump

Believe in Jesus,‘ says Fury, as gay comment row grows

Manny Pacquiao and the Blow by Blow show



December 11th, 2015

Boxing News

ShoBox weights from Houston

Photos: Stephanie Trapp / Showtime

Regis Prograis 140 vs. Abel Ramos 139
Bryant Cruz 132.75 vs. Dardan Zenunaj 131.5
Steed Woodall 159.25 vs. Steve Rolls 159.5
Ivan Baranchyk 139.25 vs. Shadi Shawareb 141.75

Venue: Bayou City Event Center, Houston, Texas
Promoter: DiBella Entertainment/Savarese Promotions
TV: Showtime

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December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Jose Benavidez Jr Calls Out Terence Crawford

“Let’s Get It On, Terence Crawford.” That’s what Jose Benavidez Jr., the interim WBA super lightweight champion, said today at a Media Day inside the Undisputed Gym and Fitness Center here in Tucson. “I want Crawford in the ring. Let’s make it happen,” said Benavidez Jr.

Benavidez, Jr., 23-0, 16 KOs, of Phoenix is here to take on Sidney Siqueira, 22-9-1, of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in an opening bout on Top Rank’s ‘Homecoming’ fight card which features unbeaten two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez in the main event on Saturday night. Benavidez vs Sigueria will open the Solo Boxeo Tecate telecast on UniMas.

Benavidez said “I’m undefeated, young, ready to take on Crawford. Let’s see if he accepts the challenge,” Benavidez Jr said. (more…)



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Valdez, Benavidez Tucson workout Pics

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank

WBA super lightweight champion Jose Benavidez and two-time Mexican Olympian Oscar Valdez worked out at a Media Day event held Thursday at the Undisputed Fitness Gym in Tucson. Jose Benavidez Jr (23-0, 16 KOs) is taking on Sidney Siqueira (26-10-1, 17 KOs) in the opening bout of the UniMas telecast while in the main event Oscar Valdez (18-0 15 KOs) goes toe to toe versus Ernie Sanchez (15-6-1, 6 KOs).

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Tickets are $75, $50 and $25 and will be available at the Tucson Convention Center Ticket Office, any Ticketmaster location, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 800 745-3000.

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December 10th, 2015

UFC

The Ultimate Fighter Finale at the scales

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, which is headlined by a featherweight fight between Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes as well as TUF championship bout between Artem Lobov and Ryan Hall, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada at 10pm/7pm ETPT. There are four preliminary bouts that are set to begin at 8pm/5pm ETPT.

FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARD
Frankie Edgar (145.5) vs. Chad Mendes (146)
Artem Lobov (155) vs. Ryan Hall (155)
Edson Barbosa (155.5) vs. Tony Ferguson (156)
Joe Lauzon (155.5) vs. Evan Dunham (156)
Tatsuya Kawajiri (146) vs. Jason Knight (145)
Julian Erosa (155) vs. Marcin Wrzosek (155)

FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS
Gabriel Gonzaga (263) vs. Konstantin Erokhin (230)
Ryan LaFlare (171) vs. Mike Pierce (170.5)
Joby Sanchez (126) vs. Geane Herrera (125)
Abner Lloveras (155) vs. Chris Gruitzemacher (156)

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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Arreola-Kaufmann heats up at PBC presser

Photos: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions

As fight night nears, the fighters competing on Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC and NBCSN cards held a final press conference Thursday in San Antonio before their respective showdowns at the AT&T Center. The main event pits undefeated star Omar “Panterita” Figueroa takes on former world champion Antonio DeMarco. As expected, the fight between heavyweights Charles Martin and Dominic Breazeale is off after Martin pulled out to fight Czar Glazkov for the vacant IBF title. Televised coverage begins with heavyweights Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola and Travis “My Time” Kauffman, who had a heated exchange when they faced-off Thursday.

Chris Arreola: “I’ve made all of my opportunities and earned them. I’ve made every fight worth my while. Nothing was given to me. Kauffman and I have sparred many times. For him it’s been a paid vacation. I’ve been lazy sometimes and Kauffman knows that. He didn’t have to really work against me. Let’s look at who Kauffman has fought, he’s fought a bunch of nobodies. He’s taken care of those guys, but I wouldn’t even use them for sparring

“I was terrible my last two fights. None of those fights woke me up. I didn’t train hard enough and I blame myself. It showed in my performance. The fact that Kauffman wanted to fight me makes sense. He thinks I’m done and that I party too much. After this Saturday, I’m going to party after I beat him down. This is not a cakewalk, I trained so hard because I know Kauffman is a great fighter. He is not going to make a name with me. I’m the Grinch, I’m going to steal his Christmas.”

Travis Kauffman: “I want to thank everyone for this opportunity. Chris and I go way back. At least 10 years. We were in camp with Hasim Rahman and we are personal friends, but come Saturday night it’s business, there are no friends. Chris has had many opportunities and knocked at the door. But he hasn’t taken advantage of it. This is a huge opportunity and I’m going to take advantage. (more…)



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Szpilka about Wilder: “I will be there to beat him!”

Report/Photo: Przemek Garczarczyk

“It will be a great fight for the fans. Wilder has a very open style, I will try to shorten the distance, get close, hit him with combinations, we will see what happens. I will be there to beat him, take risks” – said Artur Szpilka (20-1, 15 KO), Polish 26-year old, flamboyant southpaw, who will try to dethrone reigning WBC champion Deontay Wilder (35-0, 34 KO). Wilder – Szpilka main event, on January 16 at Barclays Center in New York City, live on Showtime, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment in association with Warriors Boxing and Sferis Knockout Promotions.

“I will not be afraid of Wilder. I will be close enough to hit him. I will not wait, because he can hit really hard with his right hand. Even if I lose by KO, I will fight until the end. I will not go in the ring against Wilder just to survive – I will be there to beat him, take risks. I was already in training, getting ready to face Amir Mansour. There was practically no downtime, I was in the gym every day,” said Szpilka in an interview just after he accepted Deontay Wilder championship bout offer. (more…)



December 10th, 2015

UFC

Rockhold Confident It’s His Time to Shine

The walls of the sprawling American Kickboxing Academy are lined with poster-size photographs of fighters. They are among the baddest men on the planet. Most strike intimidating poses as they glare back at the world, fists-raised . . . Click here for more at UFC.com

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COMING UP NEXT: UFC FIGHT NIGHT LAS VEGAS 2015 is LIVE on UFC FIGHT PASS on Thursday, December 10 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . Click here for more
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TUF FINALE is LIVE on FOX SPORTS 1 on Friday, December 11 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more
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UFC 194 is LIVE on PPV on Saturday, December 12 at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT . . . . . . Click here for more



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Weights from Puerto Rico

Felix Verdejo 134.6 vs Josenilson Dos Santos 134

Nonito Donaire 122 vs Cesar Juarez 122
(WBO jr featherweight world title)

Jerry Guevara 125.8 vs Christopher Diaz 126.6
Josue Declet 123 vs Jean Carlos Rivera 122
Jose Cruz 148 vs Nicklaus Flaz 151
Luis Lebron 127.6 vs Harold Reyes TBA
Jean Carlos Torres 140 vs Bryan Montalvo 142
Derrieck Cuevas 142 vs Anthony Mercado 142
Jonathan Perez 133 vs Gamalier Rodriguez 133
William Silva 135.8 vs Bayan Jargal 135.2

TV: truTV
Venue: Roberto Clemente Coliseum, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Promoter: Top Rank



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Joshua: Whyte’s amateur win means nothing

Anthony Joshua has told Dillian Whyte that his amateur win will count for nothing when they clash on a packed bill at The O2 on Saturday night. Joshua and Whyte clash for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles with Tyson Fury’s World title win firmly shifting the power-base of the division to the UK – both men know a win will put themselves into a great position for major fights in 2016.

Whyte’s approach in the ring might not be different from the 14 men that Joshua has KO’d inside three rounds in the paid ranks so far, but outside the ring it’s been a different story.

The Brixton man has reminded Joshua of the amateur win he holds over him at every opportunity, suggesting that the Watford hero has taken the role of good guy in the clash and digging up an interview with Boxing News back in 2009 with comments he made about Whyte’s ban for failing a drugs test – but Joshua says mind-games and memories of the past won’t help Whyte. (more…)



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Danny Garcia-Robert Guerrero Press Conference

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Idris Erba/Premier Boxing Champions

Former world champions Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, KOs) faced off Wednesday afternoon at the Conga Room at L.A. Live announcing their January 23 showdown at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and live on FOX.

Robert Guerrero: “Its going to be a great fight. A lot of people are writing me off because of my last fight. It’s one of those things you have to come out and make it happen, fight, come in 100 percent prepared that’s what I will do.I have a lot of respect for Danny and his father but come fight night I am coming to fight January 23rd. It’s going to be awesome.”

Danny Garcia: “I believe we will see the best of Danny Garcia come January 23rd. I want to thank California for accepting me and giving me the chance to showcase my skills at the Staples Center. Training camp has been going great. I feel a lot stronger at 147 pounds. We will see the best of Danny Garcia at 147. Fresher, faster, stronger, a lot smarter. I am from Philadelphia, but I feel I’m from California because this is where the stars come. Come January 23rd Danny Garcia will give the fans a great fight.” (more…)



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Darchinyan returns Friday

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former IBF, WBC, WBA champion Vic “Raging Bull” Darchinyan (41-8-1, 30 KOs) returns to ring action on Friday when he will clash with Cris “The King”Paulino (14-2, 4 KOs) over ten rounds with the WBC regional super bantamweight title up for grabs at the Alexandria Basketball stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australian. Darchinyan scored a second round stoppage over Prayoot Yaijam in October but lost a WBA featherweight challenge in June when he lost in eight rounds to Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar at the Stub Center, Carson, California. The 39-year old, Darchinyan best victories in world title bouts were against Irene Pacheco for the IBF flyweight title, Dmitry Kirillov for the IBF super flyweight title, Cristian Mijares for the WBC, WBA super flyweight title and Jorge Arce for WBA, WBC, IBF titles.



December 10th, 2015

Boxing News

Pacquiao revives fabled TV show

By Nick Giongco

Boxing star Manny Pacquiao is at the forefront of reviving Blow-by-Blow, the classic Philippine TV program that launched his career in the 1990s. Joining hands to make this possible are Pacquiao, former North Cotabato Gov. and ex-sportswriter Manny Pinol, seasoned boxing promoters Lito Mondejar and Gerry Garcia and TV5. The pilot episode will be shown on Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. (Manila time) with the bloody brawl between Mark Anthony Geraldo and Jilbert Gomera in an eight-round super-fly match held recently in Pacquiao’s hometown of General Santos City.

During the formal launch at the Sala Bistro at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, TV5 sports chief and former national basketball team head coach Chot Reyes was on hand to drumbeat the show alongside Pinol and Mondejar.Pinol said Pacquiao himself will make sure the best performers in his cards will be given priority to showcase his wares abroad. After General Santos City, Pinol said Blow-by-Blow will go to Davao City, another boxing hotbed, for a Dec. 19 promotion.

Pacquiao made a name for himself when he regularly appeared on Blow-by-Blow when it was still being managed by the late Rod Nazario, who eventually led him to bigger things in the US. The new group is positive that the country’s newest boxing hero will come from Blow-by-Blow.



December 10th, 2015




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